Mike "Bear" Henry (born March 25, 1964) is an American writer, producer, voice actor, and comedian. He is best known for his work on Family Guy as he is a writer, producer and voice actor for the show. He voices the character of Cleveland Brown. Other notable characters he plays include Herbert (the elderly ephebophile), Bruce (the effeminate performance artist), and the aptly named Greased Up Deaf Guy. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Along with his brother Patrick, he created Kicked in the Nuts in 2003.Starting with the first Season 5 production episode of Family Guy, "Prick Up Your Ears", he has become a main cast member alongside Seth MacFarlane (Peter/Brian/Stewie/Quagmire), Alex Borstein (Lois), Seth Green (Chris), and Mila Kunis (Meg).Mike Henry has written "Death Lives", "A Fish out of Water" along with Alex Borstein, "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" along with his brother Patrick Henry, "Patriot Games", and "No Meals On Wheels".Recently, he's created a spin-off of Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane called The Cleveland Show to focus on Cleveland and his new family. It will premiere in Spring 2009.