American Dad! is an adult animation show that has been running smoothly for over twenty seasons. This American animated sitcom follows the eccentric family who reside in a fictionalized version of Langley, Virginia.
In the show, Smith, along with the CIA, tries his best to save America from threats while also dealing with his absurd family life. The run time of a single episode of American Dad! Ranges between twenty-one to twenty-four minutes.
In his family, there are four people, along with some other members. There’s Smith, the father and the man of the house; his wife, Francine; their kids, Hayley and Steve, along with a goldfish and an alien.
A quirky and wry show with a lot of jokes that hit right in the mark, American Dad! is not only engrossing, but it’s also an animated show worth watching. If you enjoy this show and remember these characters from a while ago, or whether you are just starting this show, we are certain this show will keep you hooked.
Now, coming to the cast and characters, the show mainly focuses on a few main characters, which are Smith’s family and the people around him. Below is a detailed description of the characters as well as their voice actors.
Stan Smith is the CIA agent, Republican, and the breadwinner of his small family. Seth MacFarlane is the voice behind Stan Smith and Roger Smith. His character is often seen making rash decisions that are threatening to those around him. He is also inconsiderate and insensitive and would go to any lengths to achieve his desired goals.
Francine Smith, Stan’s wife, is a homemaker, and Wendy Schaal is the voice behind her. She is usually seen nagging and scolding her family, and it’s usually at these moments she can be seen doing something inappropriate herself.
Their daughter Hayley is a liberal, hippie, college-aged girl. Rachael MacFarlane is the person behind her voice. Although Stan loves her as his own blood, she may or may not be Stan’s biological daughter, as it was revealed in an episode that Francine had cheated on Stan. Hayley is rather passionate, insistent, and vocal in her beliefs.
Their son Steve is a dorky high school boy and the baby of the Smith family. Scott Grimes lends his voice to Steve Smith’s character. Steve is a nerd alright, but he is also a conceited and obnoxious boy who is ever-ready to show off his skills. His relationship with his father is strained and complicated, which is also one of the reasons behind the tension in the Smith family.
Jeff Fischer is Hayley’s boyfriend and later husband, and Jeff Fischer voices him. He is a high school dropout who happens to have no sort of employment or any skills. He is unmotivated, weak-willed, and often behaves naively, which doesn’t work in his favor.
Klaus is the family’s unusual goldfish who has the brain of an East German athlete. Dee Bradley Baker lends his voice to Klaus Heisler and Rogu, Roger’s son. Klaus is the one who is consultative and full of sage advice, but after what happened to him, he can oftentimes be quite gloomy. He started the show as a bully, but now, it’s he who gets treated poorly.
Roger Smith is an alien, a flamboyant, hedonistic, self-serving master of disguise, voiced by Seth MacFarlane. He is a pansexual alien residing in the Smith family’s attic who is a cruel and devious person. Unafraid and brazen, Roger will do anything and almost everything that comes to his mind.
Avery Bullock is Stan’s boss and the Deputy Director of the CIA. Patrick Stewart lends his voice to Avery Bullock. He is an erratic 58-year-old man who is high-strung and competent. Along with that, he also lacks morals despite being a figure of authority and can be seen engaging in drug activities and sexual fetishes.