Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Mandy", "Looks Like We've Made It", "Ready to Take a Chance Again", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana (At the Copa)". He appeared in the Family Guy episode, "Back to the Woods".
When Peter accidentally swallows his phone in "Brian Does Hollywood", a telemarketing woman calls Peter to know if his satisfied with his phone service. Peter goes angry and requires talking to the supervisor. Barry Manilow's song "Looks Like We've Made It" plays as the call is connecting to the supervisor. Lois says that she loves that song, so Peter open his mouth and everyone in the restaurant enjoys the song.
Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland, and Joe went to a concert of his in "Back to the Woods" after a failed attempt to hide their feelings about his music when they heard about the concert during a news broadcast. They begin singing "Ready to Take a Chance Again", which transitions into Manilow singing the song in concert. He altered his 1974 song "Mandy" into "Quagmire", serenading Glenn with improvised lyrics. In this episode, Barry Manilow is voiced by his real-life self.