The voices from "Family Guy," including Chris Griffin's nasally voice and Stewie's British accent, have permeated popular culture after 21 seasons on television. Because of this, it would be simple to overlook the cast of well-known actors who bring these cherished animations to life each week on Fox.
With the voices of the show's patriarch Peter Griffin, his sex-obsessed neighbour Glenn Quagmire, toddler Stewie, dog Brian, and news reporter Tom Tucker, Seth MacFarlane holds the record for the most characters voiced in "Family Guy."
Seth Green, who played "Austin Powers" actor MacFarlane, is the brains behind Chris. Meanwhile, Meg Griffin, the target of numerous jokes, is portrayed by Mila Kunis, an actress best known for her comedic roles in "That '70s Show" and "Friends with Benefits" (per IMDB).
What about Joe and Bonnie Swanson, Peter's next-door neighbours? In the recently released Episode 3 ("A Wife-Changing Experience"), Lois Griffin (Alex Borstein), who makes her Season 21 debut, unintentionally reignites the closeness between the two when Joe walks in on her naked. Patrick Warburton, who portrays David Puddy, the boyfriend of Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) on "Seinfeld," voices Joe, a paraplegic police officer in Quahog. He also makes an unexpected debut on Season 19 of "The Bachelorette" as Zach Shallcross' uncle.
Regarding Joe's wife Bonnie, the well-known actress who has played the perpetually-pregnant, purple-dressed friend of Lois for more than 20 years has been playing the role.
Jennifer Tilly, a horror icon and poker legend, has played Bonnie Swanson since the first episode of "Family Guy" aired in 1999 (according to IMDB). Fans of Tilly occasionally overlook the fact that she has been a mainstay of Quahog for so long while having one of the most distinctive voices in the business.
"Why did I just realise that Jennifer Tilly is Bonnie on Family Guy," tweeted @MollyWHOAFTW in 2021. "I sometimes remember Jennifer Tilly portrays Bonnie in Family Guy and I simply giggle," @headlikahole said. "It still amazes my head that Jennifer Tilly is in Family Guy," @ReyaSunnn continued.
The majority of Tilly's admirers are familiar with her work as Tiffany Valentine in Don Mancini's "Child's Play" series. Her depiction of Violet in the 1996 romance-mob movie "Bound" is another major claim to fame.
Even though Bonnie occasionally leaves her admirers' thoughts, Tilly has a soft spot in her heart for the cartoon figure. Tilly emphasised how Bonnie genuinely acts as an inspiration, something most people wouldn't identify with characters from "Family Guy," even though she isn't a leading lady like Tiffany or Violet. In an interview, Tilly remarked, "I once organised a fundraiser for a child who needed a new wheelchair, and he told me, 'You're my heroine because you're married to Joe.'" I don't know if Seth [MacFarlane] recognised that he's producing role models, she continued.
Tilly also views Bonnie as a "role model for pregnant women everywhere" after Bonnie bears her and Joe's child for seven years.