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The voice behind Cleveland Jr. on The Cleveland Show

August 1, 2010 - 7:01 pm

Kevin Michael Richardson / photo by Kinsee Morlan

Kevin Michael Richardson is the high-pitched voice behind the chubby-but-cute Cleveland Jr. on The Cleveland Show, the new Family Guy spin-off.

Richardson was in town for Comic-Con weekend and he sat down with CityBeat to answer a few questions about the show, which kicks off its second season in September.

The first question I had for Richardson was this: Why the hell did creator Seth MacFarlane decide to do a spin-off show based on a character who played such a minor role in Family Guy? Why not the notorious, quotable pervert, Quagmire?

“To quote Seth,” said Richardson, “we really couldn’t do a show about a rapist.”

The Cleveland Show, explained Richardson, was a good choice because good-old Cleveland is a kind-hearted, soft-spoken man who also happens to have a hilarious family—Cleveland Jr. being the funniest piece of that familial pie.

Why don’t I shut up and let Richardson do the rest of the talking? He is, after all, a professional voice actor so you can expect a little singing, a little Obama and an appearance by Lester Krinklesac and Cleveland Jr. himself in this little audio piece:

An interview with Kevin Michael Richardson, the voice of Cleveland Junior. Duration: 05:55.

And check out Cleveland Jr.’s best clips yet (and to come):

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2010 - 8:50 pm 8:50 pm

    Kevin Michael Richardson is so awesome. And his Joker is all his own. Richardson is a lot more all over the place,one minute he has a gravelly voice,next you know it’s all shrill. Hamill’s better at laughs than voice change.
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  2. August 3, 2010 - 3:20 pm 3:20 pm

    We appreciate all of the positive feedback regarding Kevin Michael Richardson and the show! We frequently give updates on “The Cleveland Show” and KMR…

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