Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane
Seth MacFarlane
MacFarlane at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
October 26, 1973 (1973-10-26) (age 40)
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Occupation Actor, voice actor, animator, writer, comedian, singer, producer, director, activist
Years active 1995–present
Known for Family Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
The Winner
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
Comedy Central Roasts
Ted
Religion Atheist
Partner Emilia Clarke (2012-2013)[1]
Relatives Rachael MacFarlane (sister)
Signature


Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor. He is best known for creating adult television series. These series include Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.

Early years and beginning of Family Guy[change | edit source]

MacFarlane went to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a school in Rhode Island where he studied animation. He made a short cartoon movie named, The Life of Larry during his senior year. He worked at Hanna-Barbera writing and making episodes of Johnny Bravo. FOX, a media network, saw The Life of Larry and offered him $50,000 to make a pilot.

Political views[change | edit source]

MacFarlane is a supporter for the Democratic Party.[2]

September 11 attacks[change | edit source]

On the morning of September 11, 2001, MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. After having a hangover from last night's celebrations,[3] and after getting his departure time incorrectly (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent,[4] he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed.[4] Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked,[5] and at 8:46 a.m. it was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, destroying the airplane, and killing everyone on board.[6]

Career[change | edit source]

Family Guy[change | edit source]

American Dad![change | edit source]

The Winner[change | edit source]

The Cleveland Show[change | edit source]

Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy[change | edit source]

The Flintstones[change | edit source]

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage[change | edit source]

In August 2011, Fox ordered a 13-part updated series of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. MacFarlane will co-produce with Anne Druyan and Steven Soter. It will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The series will be broadcast on Fox in 2013.[7]

Untitled Animated Series[change | edit source]

Seth MacFarlane is working on his fifth animated series with Alex Borstein and Gary Janetti. No broadcast date has been given. It will show a family and will have a female lead role.[8]

Filmography[change | edit source]

Movies[change | edit source]

Year Movie Role Notes
1995 The Life of Larry Larry Cummings
Steve
Lois Cummings
Various characters
Voice Only
Student movie
2006 Life is Short Dr. Ned Short Movie
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Johann Krauss Voice Only
2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Mars Vegas Singer Voice Only
Direct-to-DVD Release
2010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! I.S.R.A.E.L. (Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady) Voice Only
Direct-to-DVD Release
2010 Tooth Fairy Ziggy
2012 Ted Ted Voice Only
Also Writer/Director/Producer
Pre-production

Television[change | edit source]

Year Program Role Notes
1995 The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show Rhode Island Bug Episode 2.3: "Bugging Out!"
1996 The Life of Larry and Larry & Steve Larry
Steve
many characters
1999–2002
2005–present
Family Guy Peter Griffin
Stewie Griffin
Brian Griffin
Glenn Quagmire
Various characters
Longest-running role, Creator/Executive producer/Voice artist/Writer
2002–2003 Gilmore Girls Zach
Bob Merriam (Emily Gilmore's lawyer; on the phone)
Episode 2.21: "Lorelai's Graduation Day"
Episode 3.11: "I Solemnly Swear"
2003 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Wayne the Brain Episode 2.10: "Super Trivia"
The Pitts Radio voice Episode 1.3: "Squarewolves"
2003–2005 Crank Yankers Dick Rogers
Arthur Johnson
Appeared in four episodes
2004 Complete Savages TV Announcer Episode 1.4: "Nick Kicks Butt"
2004–2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Engineer Episodes 3.20: "The Forgotten" and 4.15: "Affliction"
2005–2009 Robot Chicken Various characters Appeared in 15 episodes
2005–present American Dad! Stan Smith
Roger
Many characters
2006 The War at Home Hillary's Date Episode 2.5: "I Wash My Hands of You"
2007 Help Me Help You Seth Episode 1.13: "Moving On"
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Emperor Palpatine TV movie
59th Primetime Emmy Awards Stewie Griffin
Brian Griffin
TV special
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Emperor Palpatine
many characters
TV movie
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Emperor Palpatine
many characters
TV movie
2008–2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Many characters Appeared in 19 episodes
2009 Bones Stewie Griffin Episode 4.25: "The Critic in the Cabernet"
2009–2010 FlashForward Agent Jake Curdy
FBI Agent
Episode 1.1: "No More Good Days" and 1.15: "Queen Sacrifice";
2009–present The Cleveland Show Tim the Bear
Many characters
2010 Phineas and Ferb Jeff McGarland Episode 2.33: "Nerds of a Feather"
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff Himself Roastmaster of The Roast of David Hasselhoff
2010 BBC Breakfast Himself Guest
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Emperor Palpatine TV movie
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Donald J. Trump Himself Roastmaster of The Roast of Donald Trump
2011 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Himself Roastmaster of The Roast of Charlie Sheen
2011 Night of the Hurricane Peter Griffin
Stewie Griffin
Brian Griffin
Tom Tucker
Stan Smith
Roger
Various characters
2013 The Flintstones

References[change | edit source]

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Seth MacFarlane at Wikimedia Commons