Peter Griffin is the father of this not-quite-so-average family unit of middle-class New Englanders. Lois is Peter’s loving wife who struggles to maintain a modicum of normalcy in their home life. Rounding out the Griffin household are their children: 16-year old Meg, whose goal in life is to get noticed; 13-year-old Chris, a sweet-natured slacker; and their youngest child Stewie, a diabolically clever baby who’s already set on conquering the world. And then there’s Brian, the brainiest of the bunch, who also happens to be the family dog.
Since its debut in 1999, the Emmy-nominated animated series “Family Guy” has attracted an impressively loyal following of devoted fans and has sold over 5 million combined DVD units, making it the fourth-largest TV series seller ever. The subversive show’s success on DVD, combined with the ratings records it has set on the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block, prompted FOX to bring it back for a fifth season.
In addition to the regular cast, “Family Guy” has featured a diverse range of guest voice appearances, including Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lee Majors, Kiefer Sutherland, James Woods, Phyllis Diller, Robert Downey, Jr., Carol Channing, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the legendary rock group KISS.