If you’re a fan of Family Guy, don’t miss the top twenty funny facts about the sarcastic family pet dog, struggling journalist/writer, Brian Griffin.

  1. Brian Griffin was designed and voiced by Seth MacFarlane.
  2. Brian was born in a puppy mill in Austin, Texas, in a litter of five puppies.
  3. He is a Labrador Retriever.
  4. He is eight years old, which is 56 dog years!
  5. He is the son of Coco and Biscuit. Two normal non-speaking dogs.
  6. Brian’s human-like qualities have been present since he was a puppy.
  7. He has one human child called Dylan.
  8. Brian is an atheist.
  9. Brian attended Brown University in Rhode Island, however he failed to graduate.
  10. He drives a Toyota Prius.
  11. Brian has aged one human year since the start of the show. Where as Meg has aged a few years.
  12. Brian spends a lot of time getting drunk with his best friend Peter Griffin at ‘The Drunken Clam‘.
  13. As mentioned in many episodes, Brian has a massive crush on Peters wife, Lois.
  14. He loves opera and jazz.
  15. Throughout the show, Brian is mainly unemployed, he is often seen trying to pursue his journalists career by attempting essays, books, novels, screenplays and newspaper articles.
  16. He has a green belt in Taekwondo, and is one year away from receiving his black belt – that’s one human year by the way.
  17. Brian’s taste in women is a mixture, he often looks for women who are similar to himself, or share the same interests, however he has been seen drawn to women for more physical reasons in the past.
  18. Although he his basically human, Brian is still unable to resist playing fetch and being afraid of vacuum cleaners.
  19. Brian has appeared in other television shows such as American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, which are all created by Seth MacFarlane.
  20. In Family Guy‘s parodies of Star Wars, Brian appears as Chewbacca.


Written By Luke Ward

Luke Ward is the founder of The Fact Site. He is professional blogger, with over five years experience. He enjoys writing about celebrities, film & TV. His latest achievement was graduating for BA (Hons) in Motion Graphics.