Brian Griffin (born February 5, 1993) is one of the main characters in the American animated TV sitcom, Family Guy.
|Family Guy character|
|First appearance||"Death Has a Shadow"|
|Created by||Seth MacFarlane|
|Voiced by||Seth MacFarlane|
|Significant other(s)||Jillian Russell (ex-girlfriend)|
|Children||Dylan Flannigan (son)|
He is the 6-year-old pet dog of the Griffin family. He shows many human behaviours (he can walk upright, drink, smoke, and speak English) but he still shows many behaviours associated with dogs, such as fetching a ball, fearing the vacuum cleaner and barking at squirrels.
He is the only Family Guy character to have appeared in every episode of the series. In a 2004 interview, Seth MacFarlane (the show's creator) revealed that Brian is his favorite character.
In the 12th season episode, "Life of Brian", he gets hit by a car and dies later at the veterinarian. Before he dies, he thanked the Griffins for giving him a wonderful life and that he loves them all. He was soon brought back to life in the Christmas special "Christmas Guy".
- "Life of Brian". Family Guy. Fox. November 24, 2013. No. 6, season 12.
- SPOILER ALERT: Risen from the dead! Brian Griffin is resurrected on Family Guy Christmas special after fan outrage