Some voice actors on Family Guy are now earning between $175,000 and $225,000 per episode!
Four of the lead voice actors on Fox's Family Guy have negotiated a substantial raise for themselves from studio 20th Century Fox Television. Alex Borstein, who plays mom Lois, Seth Green and Mila Kunis, who voice son Chris and daughter Meg, and Mike Henry who plays neighbor Cleveland Brown secured between $175,000 and $225,000 each per episode for at least two more seasons! According to quite a few sources, the deal will come into effect with the 12th season, which is currently in production and is expected to commence in the fall of 2014.
Seth MacFarlane, who is the creator and the voice of several characters including the main characters Peter Griffin, son Stewie, and martini-loving dog Brian, will negotiate his deal with 20th TV separately as it has several other components.
Although the voice cast of the Simpsons earn in the range of $300,000 per episode, the Family Guy cast have now moved up on the prime time talent pay scale, for a job that is not close to as demanding as that of a live-action program.
Fox has not yet officially picked up subsequent seasons of Family Guy, but the likelihood that the network would decide to pull the plug on the long-running cartoon is very slim.