Gus is the bartender/owner of The Broken Stool. He seems to be on good terms with Cleveland and his friends, giving them their drinks for free and calling Cleveland his "favorite patron". He doesn't pay his mortgage on the bar, and learns quite a bit of bartending from the fourteen year old Cleveland Jr.. However, he still has trouble grasping the simplest concepts of running a bar, pouring beers into paper bags when somebody requests for a "beer on the go".
Gus is also very lax, hiring Cleveland Jr. to work at his bar and letting people almost push him around in "The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool", just as Cleveland and the gang gets "free beers" from him. He can get physically intimidating when he wants to be, threatening Cleveland and the guys after they convince him to open The Broken Stool No. 2 in "A General Thanksgiving Episode" and insisting on Donna "making time" for his weirdness in "The Hangover Part Tubbs".
It's hinted that Gus might have a darker side. In "Gone with the Wind" the upstairs room over the bar is filled with skulls, a guillotine and other assorted macabre items. In "Nightmare on Grace Street", it is revealed that Gus secretly uses the meat from human corpses in the sandwiches served at his bar. At the end of the episode, he is even seen giving a wink to the camera as he hauls the body of Donny away in his car, hinting this process is going to continue. In "Who Done Did It?", he designs an exercise video of a stalker chasing a victim. In "Fist and the Furious", he has an impressive assortment of weapons and has booby-trapped toilets. He greets Cleveland and they guys from a mausoleum crypt at the Stoolbend Cemetery in "Grave Danger". Gus has a hearse low rider with ghosts instead of hydraulics in "Crazy Train".
In "Escape From Goochland", Gus claims to being 117 years old.
Cleveland and the guys talk Gus into opening a second version of The Broken Stool at the airport in "A General Thanksgiving Episode", but when they find that the airport is really overrun with bars, Gus threatens them to make the bar work so his niece can get her college fund back. He later backs off of his threats when his niece dies. Gus is also revealed to raise llamas in this episode, was relocated to Stoolbend by the Federal Government and had been raised by his sister Courtney after his father killed his mother and then himself.
In "California Dreamin'". Gina puts together an elaborate production of stand-ins including Gus to convince the Brown family that Cleveland has returned home from Los Angeles and they should do the same.
Gus is voiced by David Lynch.
- TCS109 A Cleveland Brown Christmas (special opening only)
- TCS114 The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool
- TCS117 Gone with the Wind
- TCS121 You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown
- TCS203 How Cleveland Got His Groove Back
- TCS204 It's the Great Pancake, Junior Brown
- TCS205 Little Man on Campus
- TCS206 Fat and Wet
- TCS208 Murray Christmas (special opening only)
- TCS209 Beer Walk!
- TCS211 How Do You Solve a Problem Like Roberta?
- TCS216 The Way the Cookie Crumbles
- TCS217 To Live and Die in VA
- TCS218 The Essence of Cleveland
- TCS220 Back To Cool
- TCS221 Your Show of Shows
- TCS301 BFFs
- TCS302 The Hurricane
- TCS303 Nightmare on Grace Street
- TCS307 Die Semi-Hard
- TCS309 There Goes El Neighborhood
- TCS310 Dancing with the Stools
- TCS318 B.M.O.C.
- TCS320 Flush of Genius
- TCS401 Escape From Goochland
- TCS403 A General Thanksgiving Episode
- TCS404 Turkey Pot Die
- TCS405 A Vas Deferens Between Men & Women
- TCS406 'Tis the Cleveland to be Sorry
- TCS409 Here Comes the Bribe
- TCS410 When a Man (or a Freight Train) Loves His Cookie
- TCS414 The Hangover Part Tubbs
- TCS415 California Dreamin' (stand-in)
- TCS416 Who Done Did It?
- TCS417 Fist and the Furious
- TCS419 Grave Danger
- TCS422 Crazy Train