Voice Actors on Long-Running Animated Show Receive Raises THR
The lead voice actors on a veteran animated Fox comedy series have nailed down big bumps in pay. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the four main members of the voice cast for Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” secured pay hikes bringing them each to between $175,000 and $225,000 per episode for at least two more seasons.
The four lead voice actors are Alex Borstein, who plays the mother, Lois; Seth Green, who voices son Chris; Mila Kunis, who portrays daughter Meg; and Mike Henry, who plays neighbor Cleveland Brown.
The piece notes: “The deal will go into effect with the 12th season, currently in production, which is expected to roll out in the fall of 2014. (Creator Seth MacFarlane, who voices several roles including main character Peter Griffin, son Stewie and martini-swilling dog Brian, will negotiate separately because his deal with 20th TV has several other components.)”
The show draws a 3.3 rating among the 18-49 demographic in live-plus-7 ratings, which means the show outranks all of Fox’s other animated shows in the demographic, the story notes.
But the “Family Guy” actors still earn less than the voice actors on “The Simpsons,” who reportedly make in the $300,000 range per episode, the piece notes.