Mark Hentemann

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Mark Hentemann
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Mark Hentemann at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
Born Mark Henry Hentemann
(1969-04-24) April 24, 1969 (age 46)[1]
Cleveland, Ohio
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Writer, voice actor, producer, showrunner
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Lynne Hentemann
Children 3

Mark Hentemann (born April 24, 1969) is an American animation writer. He is the 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] Hentemann is currently working with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on the animated series, Bordertown. The series premiered on Fox in 2016[3] on the networks Sunday Funday lineup.


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.

Hentemann is working on animated sitcom Bordertown, which he created and is executive producing. Bordertown is expected to premiere on Fox during the 2015-16 television season,[3] taking the place of American Dad! which relocated to TBS. Bordertown focuses on Bud Buckwald, a border line agent who has three children, and Ernesto Gonzales, an immigrant from Mexico who is happy to be with his family in the United States.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Mark Hentemann lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lynne, and they have three children. 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
2016 Bordertown TBA 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


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