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Seth MacFarlane

Animator / Comedian / Film Director / Film Producer / Composer / Screenwriter / Lyricist / Television Producer / Television Director | * 10/26/1973 (46) | Kent, Connecticut, USA
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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American producer and director, actor, and Singer, working in both animation and live-action, for television and cinema, with a focus on comedy. MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–present) and The Orville (2017–present), and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted (2012), its sequel Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation. Recruited to Hollywood, he was an anima... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Animation | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Seth MacFarlane

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

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Movies with Seth MacFarlane as Actor(33)

as Mike (voice)2021 Sing 2
as Max Chilblain2017 Logan Lucky
as Mike (voice)2016 Sing
as Ted (voice)2015 Ted 2
as Seth MacFarlane (segment2013 Movie 43
as Ted (voice)2012 Ted
as Himself - Roastmaster2011 Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
as Ziggy2010 Tooth Fairy
as I.S.R.A.E.L. (aka Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser Lady) (voice)2010 The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
as Emperor Palpatine (voice)2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Glenn Quagm2010 Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap!
as Mars Vegas Singer (singing voice)2009 Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagm2009 Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
as Johann (voice)2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army
as Emperor Palpatine / Dr. Ball / Figrin D'an (voice)2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagm2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
as Emperor Palpatine (voice)2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars
as Dr. Ned2006 Life Is Short
as Stewie Griffin / Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Stuart 'Stu' Griffin 2005 Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
as Stan Smith, Roger the Alien, additional voices2005 American Dad! - The New CIA
as Larry/Steve (voice)1996 Larry and Steve
as Seth MacFarlane / Larry Cummings / Steve / Lois Cummings / Man in Underwear / Captain Kirk / Mr. Spo1995 The Life of Larry

TV Shows/Series with Seth MacFarlane as Actor(31)

as Brian Lewis2019 The Loudest Voice
as Ed Mercer2017 The Orville
as himself2017 Carpool Karaoke
as FBI Agent2009 FlashForward
as Agent Jake Curdy2009 FlashForward
as Tim the Bear (voice)2009 The Cleveland Show
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Lion-O2005 Robot Chicken
as Stan Smith / Roger (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Stewie Griffin (voice)2005 Bones
as Radio Announcer (voice)2003 The Pitts
as Movie Dad (voice) / Son (voice)2003 The Pitts
2002 3 South
as Engineer2001 Star Trek: Enterprise
as Ensign Rivers2001 Star Trek: Enterprise
as Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker (voice)1999 Family Guy
as himself1997 The View
1995 MADtv

Movies with Seth MacFarlane as Crew(24)

Directing/Director2015 Ted 2
Production/Producer2015 Ted 2
Writing/Writer2015 Ted 2
Writing/Characters2015 Ted 2
Directing/Director2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Production/Producer2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West
Directing/Director2012 Ted
Production/Producer2012 Ted
Writing/Screenplay2012 Ted
Writing/Story2012 Ted
Production/Executive Producer2005 American Dad! - The New CIA
Writing/Writer2005 American Dad! - The New CIA
Directing/Director1996 Larry and Steve
Writing/Writer1996 Larry and Steve
Directing/Director1995 The Life of Larry
Writing/Writer1995 The Life of Larry

TV Shows/Series with Seth MacFarlane as Crew(19)

Directing/Director2017 The Orville
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Orville
Writing/Writer2017 The Orville
Production/Executive Producer2016 Bordertown
Production/Executive Producer2015 Blunt Talk
Production/Executive Producer2009 The Cleveland Show
Writing/Writer2009 The Cleveland Show
Production/Producer2007 The Winner
Production/Executive Producer2005 American Dad!
Writing/Writer2005 American Dad!
Production/Consulting Producer2003 The Pitts
Crew/Creator1999 Family Guy
Directing/Director1999 Family Guy
Production/Executive Producer1999 Family Guy
Production/Development Producer1999 Family Guy
Writing/Writer1999 Family Guy
Writing/Writer1997 Cow and Chicken
Writing/Writer1996 Dexter's Laboratory
Writing/Writer1996 Jungle Cubs

Additional Information

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Born: Friday, 10/26 1973 (October) in Kent (current age: 46 years + 251 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Educated at: Rhode Island School of Design, Kent School
Employer: Cartoon Network Studios
Record Label: Fuzzy Door Productions, Republic Records, Verve Records
Siblings: Rachael MacFarlane, Spencer Laudiero
Other names for Seth MacFarlane (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Seth Woodbury MacFarlane"
"Seth Mac Farlane"
"Seth McFarlane"
"سيث ماكفارلن"
"塞思·麦克法兰"
"Сет МакФарлейн"
"セス・マクファーレン"
"세스 맥팔레인"
"Σεθ Γούντμπερι ΜακΦάρλαν"
"Σεθ ΜακΦάρλαν"
Seth MacFarlane frequently works together with these people:
Seth Green (25x, Actor)
Alex Borstein (21x, Actress)
Mike Henry (20x, Actor)
Patrick Stewart (14x, Actor)
Tom Kenny (11x, Actor)
Alec Sulkin (11x, Crew)
David Boreanaz (10x, Actor)
Mark Hentemann (10x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (9x, Actor)
Dan Castellaneta (9x, Actor)
Julie Thacker (9x, Crew)
Richard Appel (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:125, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/21/2020