The Judge is a recurring character on Family Guy.
He is most often seen presiding over many of the court cases on the show, including Peter Griffin's welfare fraud case in "Death Has a Shadow", where he was initially found guilty until Stewie Griffin used his mind control device on him. Stewie's presence as an infant, led to sympathy and let Griffin go and making him give Peter's job back.
In "Screwed the Pooch", he presided over Brian Griffin's custody case for what he thought were his and Seabreeze Pewterschmidt's puppies. He ruled that Brian gets to keep his puppies, however must be neutered.
In "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows", he presides over Brian's DWI case, where he sentences him to community service.
On occasion, a white judge presided over some of the earliest trials, notably when Peter and the guys were accused of burning down The Drunken Clam in "One if by Clam, Two if by Sea". A second white judge appeared at Peter's trial for shooting Cleveland Brown, Jr. in "A Shot in the Dark".
In Peter's lawsuit against McBurgertown in "McStroke", the case was initially dismissed, until new evidence led to the company's guilt. It is revealed he has a subscription to Grape Soda Today, which Peter Griffin bribed him with in his first attempt to sue McBurgertown.
In Peter's rape accusation and lawsuit against Dr. Elmer Hartman in "Stewie Loves Lois", Hartman was found guilty by a false flashback to Judge's own prostate exam which led him to believe Hartman raped him.
In Peter's accidental arson case in "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing", he sentenced him to a week in jail, released in time for the next newest episode. In "Petarded", he stripped Peter of custody of his kids Meg, Chris, and Stewie, deeming him an unfit parent.
In "April in Quahog", he presided over a murder case that Peter was on jury duty for. As he did not want to be on jury duty, he behaved in a way that would get him out of serving while at the trial. Judge became infuriated and went after Peter himself.
He is voiced by Phil LaMarr.
- FG101 "Death Has a Shadow"
- FG207 "The King Is Dead"
- FG313 "Screwed the Pooch"
- FG317 "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows"
- FG406 "Petarded"
- FG409 "Breaking Out is Hard to Do"
- FG501 "Stewie Loves Lois"
- FG604 "Stewie Kills Lois"
- FG608 "McStroke"
- FG706 "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"
- FG816 "April in Quahog"
- FG910 "Friends of Peter G"
- FG1005 "Back to the Pilot"
- FG1116 "12 and a Half Angry Men"
- FG1206 "Life of Brian"