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Mark Hentemann
Hentemann at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con.
Born (1969-04-24) April 24, 1969 (age 51)[1]
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
OccupationWriter, voice actor, producer, showrunner
Years active1996–present
SpouseLynne Hentemann

Mark Henry Hentemann is an American screenwriter and television creator / executive producer. He is executive producer and former showrunner of the animated series Family Guy,[2][3][4] 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", Opie and the Ostrich.[5]

Hentemann has also written for the Late Show with David Letterman,[5] created the series 3 South for MTV, and also the animated series, Bordertown for Fox in 2016[6][7][8] on the network's Sunday Funday lineup, which Seth MacFarlane and he executive produced.


Hentemann grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and began his career as a greeting card writer and illustrator for American Greetings.[9] His cards caught the interest of David Letterman and allowed him his first job in television writing for The Late Show.

Mark Hentemann has written, produced and provided voice acting on several half-hours, including "Off-Centre" (WBTV), "Run of the House" (WBTV) 3 South, which he created for MTV. He also created the animated series Bordertown for FOX, on which he voice acted, created and executive produced.

Hentemann has twice been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award (including a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series).

Hentemann has also been a long time real estate investor. He has published articles and appeared on several podcasts. He is co-founder of the investment company Quantum Capital (, which invests in multifamily real estate.

In high school, Hentemann drew caricatures at Sea World in Cleveland, Ohio, and was struck by lightning.

Personal life

Mark Hentemann lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Lynne, and has 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.


Voice Acting - Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002-2003 3 South Joe Tate, Ed Bickel (voice) Creator, writer, executive producer
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
2001–present Family Guy Opie, Phony Guy, Ostrich, Others writer, executive producer, consulting producer
2016 Bordertown Bryce Creator, writer, executive producer

Writing credits

Year Title Notes
"The Late Show with David Letterman" 1997-98
2000 Boyer Brothers TV Movie
1999–present Family Guy (37 Episodes)
2001-2002 Off Centre (15 Episodes)
2001-2002 3 South (13 Episodes)
2003 Run of the House (13 Episodes)

As Executive Producer

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

Year Video game Voices
2006 Family Guy Video Game! Opie


Primetime Emmy Awards

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. ^ "Johnny Depp to reprise Edward Scissorhands role... on 'Family Guy'! -- EXCLUSIVE". Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  3. ^ Zahed, Ramin (2009-09-03). "Family Guy Gets New Runners". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  4. ^ "Showrunners 2012: 'American Dad's' Seth MacFarlane & Matt Weitzman, 'Family Guy's' Mark Hentemann & Steve Callaghan, 'Cleveland Show's' Rich Appel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  5. ^ a b Mark Hentemann on IMDb
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Family Guy executive Mark Hentemann talks about his new show Bordertown". Stuff. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  8. ^ "Review: Shallow 'Bordertown,' from the Seth MacFarlane show factory, fails to sting". Los Angeles Times. 2016-01-02. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  9. ^ FAMILY GUY Writers Steve Callaghan And Mark Hentemann At Comic Con 2012. YouTube. 17 July 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2015.