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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|Birthday||:||October 26, 1973|
|Place of Birth||:||Kent, Connecticut, USA|
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Filmography of Seth MacFarlane
|2017||Logan Lucky||Max Chilblain|
|2015||Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert|
|2015||Ted 2||Ted (voice)|
|2014||The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays (But Don't Worry Christmas is Still in There Too So Pull the Stick Out of Your Ass Fox News) Special||Santa Claus (voice)|
|2014||Robot Chicken: Christmas Specials||Various|
|2014||A Million Ways to Die in the West||Albert Stark|
|2013||Movie 43||Seth MacFarlane (segment|
|2011||Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert||himself|
|2011||Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen||Himself - Roastmaster|
|2011||Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump||Himself|
|2010||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III||Emperor Palpatine (voice)|
|2010||Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap!||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||Himself|
|2009||Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show||himself|
|2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: Uncensored|
|2009||Family Guy Presents: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side||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)|
|2008||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II||Emperor Palpatine / Dr. Ball / Figrin D'an (voice)|
|2008||Hellboy II: The Golden Army||Johann (voice)|
|2007||Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest||Peter Griffin as Han Solo (voice)|
|2007||Robot Chicken: Star Wars||Emperor Palpatine (voice)|
|2006||Life is Short||Dr. Ned|
|2005||Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian, Glen Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Stuart Griffin, Bugs Bunny (voice)|
|1995||The Life of Larry||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)|