Mark Hentemann

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Mark Hentemann
Mark Hentemann by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Mark Hentemann at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born Mark Henry Hentemann
(1969-04-24) April 24, 1969 (age 49)[1]
Cleveland, Ohio
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Writer, voice actor, producer, showrunner
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Lynne Hentemann
Children 3

Mark Henry Hentemann (born April 24, 1969) is an American animation writer. He is the former executive producer and showrunner of the animated series Family Guy, where he started as a writer in its first season. In addition, Hentemann has also provided voices for many minor characters on Family Guy, including the "Phony Guy" and Opie.[2]

Hentemann has also written for the Late Show with David Letterman.[2] He left Family Guy to create 3 South for MTV, and to work with the creator Seth MacFarlane on the animated series, Bordertown. The series premiered on Fox in 2016[3] on the network's Sunday Funday lineup, but it was cancelled after just one season of thirteen episodes.


Hentemann grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and began his career as a greeting card writer and illustrator for American Greetings.[4] His cards caught the interest of David Letterman and allowed him his first job in television writing for The Late Show.

Mark Hentemann joined Family Guy in its first season as a writer, and later became executive producer and showrunner, with fellow writer Steve Callaghan. He has written, produced and provided voice acting on several half-hours, including 3 South, which he created for MTV. He also helped create the animated series Bordertown for FOX, on which he acted as executive producer.

Personal life[edit]

Mark Hentemann lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynne, and they have three children, one of whom, Tatum, does occasional voices for Family Guy and American Dad!. Hentemann attended Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School and Miami University.



Year Title Role Notes
2002-2003 3 South Joe Tate, Ed Bickel (voice) Creator
2008-2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Mountain Climber, Vishnu (voice) 3 Episodes
2010 The Cleveland Show Unknown Role Episode: How Cleveland Got His Groove Back
2010 Family Guy: It's a Trap! Opie Television Special
Family Guy Opie, Various voices writer, executive producer, consulting producer
2016 Bordertown Bryce Also creator, writer, executive producer

As writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 Boyer Brothers TV Movie
2001-2012 Family Guy (13 Episodes)
2001-2002 Off Centre (2 Episodes)
2002 3 South (3 Episodes)
2003 Run of the House (2 Episodes)

As executive producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2001-2002 Off Centre 7 Episodes
2003 3 South 7 Episodes
2003 Run of the House
2009-2013 Family Guy 52 Episodes
2016 Bordertown 13 Episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Video game Voices
2006 Family Guy Video Game! Opie


Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2008 Outstanding Animated Program Family Guy for "Blue Harvest" Nominated
2009 Outstanding Comedy Series Family Guy Nominated


  1. ^ "Mark Hentemann - IMDb". 1969-04-24. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  2. ^ a b Mark Hentemann on IMDb
  3. ^ "FOX ANNOUNCES NEW PRIMETIME SERIES FOR 2015-2016 SEASON | on Fox". 2016-01-31. Archived from the original on 2015-12-29. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  4. ^ FAMILY GUY Writers Steve Callaghan And Mark Hentemann At Comic Con 2012. YouTube. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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