When was late comedian Norm Macdonald in Family Guy?

Amber Peake September 15, 2021
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Comedian and former SNL star Norm MacDonald has died aged 61. News of Macdonald’s death was announced yesterday. As fans remember the late comedian, some have wondered who Norm Macdonald voiced on Family Guy and when he appeared on the animated series.

When was Norm Macdonald in Family Guy?

The late comedian and former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald featured on Family Guy twice, in 2000 and again in 2017.

In his debut on the cartoon comedy series, he voiced the character Death in season two episode Death Is A B***h. The character returned in later seasons of the show but, because of other commitments, Macdonald was unable to reprise his role.

However, Macdonald returned to the show in 2017 to feature as himself in the Christmas episode Don’t Be A Dickens At Christmas.

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Family Guy creator pays tribute to the late comedian

It was announced yesterday (Tuesday, 14 September), that comedian Norm Macdonald had died aged 61.

Deadline reported Macdonald died after a long battle with cancer. A friend confirmed to the publication he had fought the condition privately for almost a decade.

Following the news Seth MacFarlane, who created animated comedy series Family Guy and also voices characters Peter and Stewie Griffin, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late comedian.

MacFarlane wrote: “To so many people in comedy, me included, there was nobody funnier than Norm MacDonald.”

He continued: “You always hoped he would hang around after the work was done just so you could hear his stories and get a laugh. So hilarious and so generous with his personality. I’m gonna miss him.”

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What other roles was Norm Macdonald known for?

Norm Macdonald, born 17 October 1959 in Quebec City, Canada, was known to many as the anchor of SNL’s Weekend Update segments.

Macdonald featured on the popular late-night comedy showcase from 1993 until 1998. A year later he went on to star in his own sitcom, The Norm Show.

Over the years Macdonald featured in a number of well-known films and TV shows, including Doctor Dolittle, Skylanders Academy and Billy Madison.

More recently the comedian worked alongside Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane again, this time on his science-fiction comedy series Orville.

We send our condolences to Norm Macdonald’s friends and family at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.