Meet Our Speakers

Mike Henry is co-creator and executive producer of The Cleveland Show, a spin-off of the animated series Family Guy, where he was a writer and producer for the show’s first six seasons. He continues to voice characters he created—Cleveland, Herbert, Bruce, Consuela and more.

A Richmond native, Mike attended Collegiate School and Washington and Lee University before spending two years working at The Martin Agency. There, he realized that advertising was not the ideal forum for his particular brand of humor, which his official bio describes as “jokes about boobs, farts, and penises.” (Can we say that here?)  He moved to Los Angeles and began doing stand-up and improvisational comedy and acting in commercials.

Mike wrote, directed and starred in a series of comedy shorts before meeting Seth MacFarlane, his brother’s friend and college classmate. When MacFarlane created Family Guy a few years later, he invited Mike to work on the series. Additional acting credits include the movie Ted, a handful of TV shows (Robot Chicken, American Dad, Gilmore Girls), and the web-based series he created with brother Patrick, Kicked in the Nuts. Married with two children, Mike splits his time between Los Angeles and Richmond.

See Mike’s TEDxRVA 2013 talk here