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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
October 26, 1973
|Alma mater||Rhode Island School of Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, animator, writer, comedian, singer, producer, director, activist|
|Known for||Family Guy|
The Cleveland Show
Seth McFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
Comedy Central Roasts
|Partner(s)||Emilia Clarke (2012-2013)|
|Relatives||Rachael MacFarlane (sister)|
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. He is best known for creating the animated television series, Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.
Early years and beginning of Family Guy[change | change 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 | change source]
MacFarlane is a supporter for the Democratic Party. In 2015, MacFarlane revealed support for Bernie Sanders on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he introduced Sanders on a Los Angeles rally.
September 11 attacks[change | change 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, and after getting his departure time incorrectly (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent, he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed. Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked, 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.
Career[change | change source]
Family Guy[change | change source]
American Dad![change | change source]
The Winner[change | change source]
The Cleveland Show[change | change source]
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy[change | change source]
The Flintstones[change | change source]
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage[change | change 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 was broadcast on Fox in 2014.
Bordertown[change | change source]
Filmography[change | change source]
Movies[change | change source]
|1995||The Life of Larry||Larry Cummings
|2006||Life is Short||Dr. Ned||Short subject|
|2008||Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Johann Krauss (voice)|
|2009||Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder||Mars Vegas Singer (voice)||Direct-to-DVD Release|
|2010||The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!||I.S.R.A.E.L. (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2012||Ted||Ted (voice)||Also writer/director/producer|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Albert Stark||Also writer/director/producer|
|2015||Ted 2||Ted||Also writer/director/producer|
Television[change | change source]
|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
|Family Guy||Peter Griffin
|Longest-running role, Creator/Executive producer/Voice artist/Writer|
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
|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
|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
|2008||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II||Emperor Palpatine
|2008||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III||Emperor Palpatine
|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
|Episode 1.1: "No More Good Days" and 1.15: "Queen Sacrifice";|
|2009–present||The Cleveland Show||Tim the Bear
|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||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
References[change | change source]
- "PICS: Seth McFarlane Dating Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke!". Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- "Seth MacFarlane's Federal Campaign Contribution Report". newsmeat.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Seth MacFarlane Introduces Bernie Sanders at Los Angeles Rally.
- "Full Frontal TV" Q&A: Head of the Family". Penthouse. September 2007.
- "DVD Interview: 10 Questions with FAMILY GUY's Seth MacFarlane – Part Two". ManiaDVD. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- 9/11 Investigation (PENTTBOM) Archived 2008-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. FBI National Press Release, September 2001. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- "Flight Path Study – American Airlines Flight 11" (PDF). National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-01. Retrieved 2007-12-21.
- "Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane's 'Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Digital Spy - TV, Movies and Entertainment News". Digital Spy.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Seth MacFarlane at Wikimedia Commons