Seth MacFarlane

Biography

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.

A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and Dexter's Laboratory, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane would go on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, The Winner in 2007 and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for 20th Century Fox.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series entitled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. As a performer, MacFarlane has sung at several venues, including Carnegie and Royal Albert Hall.

MacFarlane has won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Annie Award. In 2009, he won the Webby Award for Film & Video Person of the Year. He has been a subject of criticism from television watchdog groups, such as the Parents Television Council, who regularly condemn Family Guy for its indecency. He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and is a supporter of gay rights.

On the February 10, 2011 episode of the TBS variety nighttime talk-show series Conan, MacFarlane announced he is directing his first feature-length film, Ted. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an adult, who as a child, wished his teddy bear would come to life. MacFarlane will be the voice and motion capture for the bear. It is currently in production and is scheduled for release sometime in 2012.

MacFarlane has announced he is working on a debut album. The album, Music Is Better Than Words, has recently been finished and will be released in September 2011.

It has been announced that MacFarlane will produce a revival of The Flintstones for the FOX network. Development will begin in fall 2011 and the first episode is scheduled to air in 2013.

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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American animator, writer, comedian, producer, actor, singer, voice actor, and director best known for creating the animated sitcoms Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.

A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken and Dexter's Laboratory, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane would go on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, The Winner in 2007 and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for 20th Century Fox.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series entitled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. As a performer, MacFarlane has sung at several venues, including Carnegie and Royal Albert Hall.

MacFarlane has won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Annie Award. In 2009, he won the Webby Award for Film & Video Person of the Year. He has been a subject of criticism from television watchdog groups, such as the Parents Television Council, who regularly condemn Family Guy for its indecency. He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and is a supporter of gay rights.

On the February 10, 2011 episode of the TBS variety nighttime talk-show series Conan, MacFarlane announced he is directing his first feature-length film, Ted. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an adult, who as a child, wished his teddy bear would come to life. MacFarlane will be the voice and motion capture for the bear. It is currently in production and is scheduled for release sometime in 2012.

MacFarlane has announced he is working on a debut album. The album, Music Is Better Than Words, has recently been finished and will be released in September 2011.

It has been announced that MacFarlane will produce a revival of The Flintstones for the FOX network. Development will begin in fall 2011 and the first episode is scheduled to air in 2013.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Seth MacFarlane, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1973-10-26

Place of Birth Kent, Connecticut, USA

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
  • Seth Mac Farlane
  • Seth McFarlane

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Kings of Athiesm as Himself (tbc)
2016 Sing as Mike (voice)
2015 Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert
2015 Ted 2 as Ted (voice)
2015 StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson(1 episode) as Himself
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West as Albert
2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey(1 episode) as Giordano Bruno (voice)
2013 Movie 43 as Seth MacFarlane (segment
2012 Ted as Ted (voice)
2011 Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert as himself
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen as Himself - Roastmaster
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump as Himself
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2010 Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap! as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Carter Pewterschmidt as Emperor Palpatine / Roger as Moff Jerjerrod / Tim the Bear as Wickett / A Live Ostrich (voice)
2010 Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff as Himself
2010 Tooth Fairy as Ziggy
2009 Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show as himself
2009 Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Dr. Elmer Hartman as General Rieekan / Carter Pewterschmidt as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2009 The Cleveland Show(88 episodes) as Tim the Bear (voice)
2009 FlashForward(1 episode) as FBI Agent
2009 FlashForward(1 episode) as Agent Jake Curdy
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II as Emperor Palpatine / Dr. Ball / Figrin D'an (voice)
2008 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy(51 episodes)
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Johann (voice)
2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest as Peter Griffin as Han Solo
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
2006 Talkshow with Spike Feresten(1 episode)
2006 Life is Short as Dr. Ned
2005 Too Late with Adam Carolla(1 episode)
2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian, Glen Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Stuart Griffin, Bugs Bunny
2005 Robot Chicken(20 episodes) as Lion-O
2005 Robot Chicken(1 episode)
2005 American Dad!(3 episodes)
2005 American Dad!(37 episodes) as Roger (voice)
2005 American Dad!(220 episodes) as Stan Smith (voice)
2004 Complete Savages(1 episode)
2003 The Pitts(7 episodes)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(3 episodes)
2002 3 South(13 episodes)
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise(2 episodes)
2000 Aqua Teen Hunger Force(1 episode)
2000 Gilmore Girls(2 episodes)
1999 Teen Choice Awards(1 episode) as Himself
1999 Family Guy(289 episodes) as Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / God / Kool-Aid Guy (voice)
1999 Family Guy(2 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(16 episodes) as Peter Griffin
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 The Life of Larry as Seth MacFarlane / Larry Cummings / Steve / Lois Cummings / Man in Underwear / Captain Kirk / Mr. Spock / Sulu / Ensign Skippee / British Man / Jeremy / Tom Hanks / Alex Trebek / Preacher / God (voice)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Seth MacFarlane

Writing

2015 Ted 2 … Writer
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West … Writer
2012 Ted … Story
2012 Ted … Screenplay
2009 Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show … Writer
2009 The Cleveland Show(1 episode) … Writer
2008 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy(4 episodes) … Writer
2005 American Dad!(2 episodes) … Writer
1999 Family Guy(8 episodes) … Writer
1997 Cow and Chicken(3 episodes) … Writer
1996 Jungle Cubs(28 episodes) … Writer
1996 Larry and Steve … Writer
1995 Dexter's Laboratory(225 episodes) … Writer
1995 The Life of Larry … Writer

Production

2016 Bordertown(13 episodes) … Executive Producer
2015 Blunt Talk(10 episodes) … Executive Producer
2015 Ted 2 … Producer
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West … Producer
2012 Ted … Producer
2009 The Cleveland Show(65 episodes) … Executive Producer
2007 The Winner(6 episodes) … Producer
2005 American Dad!(180 episodes) … Executive Producer
1999 Family Guy(251 episodes) … Executive Producer

Directing

2015 Ted 2 … Director
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West … Director
2012 Ted … Director
1996 Larry and Steve … Director
1995 The Life of Larry … Director

Creator

2009 The Cleveland Show … Creator
2008 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy … Creator
2005 American Dad! … Creator
1999 Family Guy … Creator

Crew

2009 Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side … Creator
2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest … Creator

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