Entertainment TV & Film 'Family Guy' Characters Pictures, Bios, and Credits Share PINTEREST Email Print TV & Film TV Shows Comedies Dramas Documentaries Shows For Kids Movies By Nancy Basile Nancy Basile is an entertainment writer who specializes in cartoons, comic books, and other elements of pop culture. She has more than two decades of experience writing. our editorial process Nancy Basile Updated January 03, 2019 The "Family Guy" characters are what have made the cartoon one of Fox's biggest hits. The show has even survived a couple of temporary cancellations. From patriarch Peter Griffin to brainiac baby Stewie and the family's neighbors, the "Family Guy" characters are a funny bunch. You never know just what outrageous thing is going to come out of someone's mouth next. Here is a list of "Family Guy" characters, including pictures and bios. The person who voices the character is listed in parentheses. Peter Griffin Peter Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) is the central character of "Family Guy." He and his family live in Quahog, Rhode Island. Speaking with a thick New England accent, he operates as if he is smarter than everyone else, but in reality, he's clueless. He spends his free time drinking at the Drunken Clam with his buddies, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe. Peter has worked for various companies, including the Pawtucket Patriot Brewery and the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory (no doubt modeled after Hasbro, which is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island). Also, Peter has a long history of fighting with a giant yellow chicken. Lois Griffin 'Family Guy' Lois Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Lois Griffin (Alex Borstein, "Mad TV") is Peter's wife. She comes from the wealthy Pewterschmidt family and married Peter against their wishes. Lois is an accomplished piano player and singer. She's considered to be very attractive, which is proven by Quagmire's not-so-subtle advances toward her as well as her short-lived career as a model ("Model Misbehavior"). She may be more sophisticated than Peter, but we have seen occasionally that she shares his low-brow humor and lustfulness. Stewie Griffin 'Family Guy' Stewie Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Stewie Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) may be a baby, but he is as diabolical as the worst villain. He is highly intelligent, but he's still very attached to his teddy bear, Rupert. He has schemed many times to destroy Lois but has failed at every attempt. In early seasons, it was insinuated that Stewie is homosexual. In recent seasons, the writers have become more obvious with his sexual leanings, though the humor is usually couched in Stewie's complete ignorance of his own comments. Brian Griffin 'Family Guy' Brian Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Brian (Seth MacFarlane) is the Griffin family's dog. He seems to be the wisest and most sensible of all the characters, regardless of the fact that he still urinates on the carpet in Lois' presence. Yes, that's right, he is in love with Lois. He and Stewie are usually pitted against each other or drawn together by extreme circumstances, such as a road trip to find Brian's mother (the former) or recruitment into the military (the latter). They can often be found singing duets together. Brian has had a girlfriend, Jillian, and enjoys the occasional martini. Meg Griffin Family Guy - Meg Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Meg Griffin (Mila Kunis, "That '70s Show") is the only daughter of Peter and Lois. She is frequently the butt of the family's jokes and is considered to be unattractive and a loser. She and Peter did bond when his driver's license was revoked and she chauffeured him around town. Her chance to shine as a star came in "Don't Make Me Over." Also, she has a crush on Luke Perry. Chris Griffin 'Family Guy' Chris Griffin. Twentieth Century Fox Chris Griffin (Seth Green) is Peter and Lois' eldest son. He's not terribly bright, but he is a talented artist ("The Son Also Draws") and rock singer ("Saving Private Brian"). He admires his father and follows blindly into many of Peter's misadventures. Also, he fears the crazy monkey in his closet. Quagmire Quagmire. Twentieth Century Fox Glenn Quagmire (Seth MacFarlane) has only one thing on his mind, and it isn't ice fishing. He stalks every woman he comes across, paying special attention to Lois, his next-door neighbor. Quagmire successfully wooed Cleveland's wife in "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" and even made a move on Meg when she turned 18 in "Meg and Quagmire." Since the series debuted, we've learned that Quagmire has father issues and he's an airline pilot. Cleveland Twentieth Century Fox Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry) is one of the Griffins' neighbors on Spooner Street. He is the most mild-mannered and nicest of the "Family Guy" characters, although that might not be saying much. He used to be married to Loretta, but they separated when she had an affair with Quagmire. After their divorce was final, Cleveland moved his children to Stoolbend, Virginia, where he rekindled his romance with an old high school flame in "The Cleveland Show," now canceled. Joe FOX Joe Swanson (Patrick Warburton) is another neighbor on Spooner Street. He is a police officer with occasional anger management issues. He's married to Bonnie, and they have two children, Susie and Kevin. Joe became a paraplegic when Joe got shot while he was undercover at a heroin lab. He is usually the one who gets Peter and/or Quagmire out of trouble. John Herbert FOX John Herbert (Mike Henry) is the creepy old man and pedophile in "Family Guy" who is obsessed with Chris. John is a United States Army veteran. His high-pitched, whispery voice makes viewers shudder every time he's on screen. Pewterschmidt Family Twentieth Century Fox Lois Griffin's maiden name is Pewterschmidt. Her father made billions in U.S. Steel and owns a company called Pewterschmidt Industries. Carter is her father; Barbara is her mother; Patrick is her brother; and Carol, who is married to Mayor Adam West, is her sister.