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Seth MacFarlane
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MacFarlane at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane

(1973-10-26) October 26, 1973 (age 47)
Alma materRhode Island School of Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
OccupationActor, voice actor, animator, writer, comedian, singer, producer, director, activist
Years active1995–present
Known forFamily Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
The Winner
Seth McFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
Comedy Central Roasts
Partner(s)Emilia Clarke (2012-2013)[1]
RelativesRachael MacFarlane (sister)
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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

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

MacFarlane is a supporter for the Democratic Party.[2] In 2015, MacFarlane revealed support for Bernie Sanders on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he introduced Sanders on a Los Angeles rally.[3]

September 11 attacks

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,[4] and after getting his departure time incorrectly (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent,[5] he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed.[5] Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked,[6] 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.[7]


Family Guy

American Dad!

The Winner

The Cleveland Show

Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy

The Flintstones

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

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.[8]


Seth MacFarlane is on his fifth animated series Bordertown with Alex Borstein. Its broadcast date is on January 3, 2016. It shows a family and has a female lead role.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Life of Larry Larry Cummings
Lois Cummings
Student movie
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
2010 Tooth Fairy Ziggy
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
2016 Sing Mike (voice)


Year Title 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
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
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
Various characters


Other websites

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