If you are a fan of Family Guy, don’t miss these top 29 fun facts about the obese and unintelligent father of the family, Peter Griffin.
His full name is Peter Löwenbräu Griffin.
He is of Irish, Mexican descent.
He is married to Lois, the daughter of the wealthy Pewterschmidt family.
He is the biological father of Bertram, Stewie’s frenemy.
Peter had a son previously with Lois. Peter Griffin Jr died after Peter shook him too much.
His “best buddy” is an adopted dog, Brian.
Seth Macfarlane, the creator of Family Guy, voices three Griffin family members; Peter, Brian, and Stewie.
The Griffins live on Spooner Street in Quahog, Rhode Island.
His best friends and neighbors are; sex manic Glen Quagmire, paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson and African-American Cleveland Brown.
He was once best friends with Hollywood actor James Woods.
His paternal father is an Irishman, Mickey McFinnigan, the town drunk.
Francis Griffin (Peter’s stepfather) is a devout Catholic and often comments on Peter’s lifestyle.
Peter is clinically obese, weighing in at 270 lbs.
Proud of his weight, Peter created the coalition for fat men in Fat Guy Strangler; he is nearly killed by Lois’ long-lost brother.
His intelligence is so low he is classed as mentally retarded.
Peter’s had many jobs, including; towel boy, toy maker, fisherman, office lackey, and starting center of the New England Patriots football team.
He has gone undercover at James Woods high as Lando Griffin to stop a toad-licking epidemic. The episode spawns the song “Give Up the Toad Now,” an homage to Grease.
He wrote a number of erotic novels.
Peter is a fan of the band KISS and is incredibly proud when Lois reveals she once slept with Gene Simmons.
He loves television. In the episode If I’m Lying, I’m Dying; he defrauded a television company to get the show “Gumbel 2 Gumbel” back.
Peter broadcast his own television station after the FCC ban; he called it PTV.
When Lois conceded defeat over PTV, Peter unfurled a banner, claiming he was right. He had placed it there fifteen years ago, and the clown inside it had died.
In Family Guy‘s retelling of Star Wars, Peter takes on the character of Han Solo.
His favorite song is the Trashmen’s “Surfin’ Bird.”
Peter toured the Pawtucket Brewery with Brian in an homage to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
He has the least respect for his daughter Meg, coining the catchphrase, “Shut up, Meg.”
He often fights Ernie, the Giant Chicken.
He has out-farted filmmaker, author, and political commentator, Michael Moore.