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Seth MacFarlane

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.

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Oct 26, 1973 In Kent, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Untitled Family Guy live-action/animated film
Latest Project:
Movie Sing 2 2021-07-02
Known For
Poster of The Truth Is in the Stars
Poster of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Poster of 3 South
Movie Sing 2 Mike 2021-07-02
Movie Untitled Family Guy live-action/animated film 2020
Series The Loudest Voice Brian Lewis 2019-06-30
Movie The Truth Is in the Stars Himself 2017-05-01
Series The Orville Ed Mercer 2017-09-10
Movie Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas Himself 2017-12-12
Movie Logan Lucky Max Chilblain 2017-08-17
Series Carpool Karaoke Himself 2017-08-08
Movie Sing Mike (voice) 2016-11-23
Movie Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert 2015-12-06
Movie Ted 2 Ted (voice) 2015-06-25
Series StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson Himself 2015-04-20
Movie 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) 2014-12-07
Movie Robot Chicken: Christmas Specials Various 2014-11-18
Movie A Million Ways to Die in the West Albert Stark 2014-05-22
Series Cosmos Giordano Bruno (voice) 2014-03-09
Movie Movie 43 Seth MacFarlane (segment 2013-01-01
Movie Ted Ted (voice) 2012-06-29
Movie Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert Himself 2011-09-30
Movie 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) 2011-05-22
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump Himself 2011-03-15
Movie Family Guy Presents: Road to the North Pole 2011-01-01
Movie Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Himself - Roastmaster 2011-09-19
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Emperor Palpatine (voice) 2010-12-19
Movie Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff Himself 2010-08-15
Movie 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) 2010-05-23
Movie The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! I.S.R.A.E.L. (aka Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser Lady) (voice) 2010-04-20
Movie Tooth Fairy Ziggy 2010-01-14
Movie The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice! Himself 2010-01-10
Movie Family Guy Presents: Stewie Kills Lois and Lois Kills Stewie 2009-01-01
Series FlashForward Agent Jake Curdy 2009-09-24
Movie Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder Mars Vegas Singer (singing voice) 2009-02-24
Movie Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's almost live comedy show himself 2009-11-08
Series The Cleveland Show Tim the Bear (voice) 2009-09-27
Series Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy 2008-09-10
Movie A Very Special Freakin Family Guy Christmas 2008-09-01
Movie Hellboy II: The Golden Army Johann (voice) 2008-07-11
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Emperor Palpatine / Dr. Ball / Figrin D'an (voice) 2008-11-16
Movie Robot Chicken: Star Wars Emperor Palpatine (voice) 2007-07-17
Series Talkshow with Spike Feresten Unknown 2006-09-16
Movie Life Is Short Dr. Ned 2006-09-01
Series Too Late with Adam Carolla Unknown 2005-08-08
Movie Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian, Glen Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Stuart Griffin, Bugs Bunny (voice) 2005-07-23
Series Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Series American Dad! Stan Smith / Roger (voice) 2005-02-06
Series Complete Savages Unknown 2004-09-24
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series 3 South 2002-11-07
Series Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Series Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unknown 2000-12-30
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Teen Choice Awards Himself 1999-08-12
Series Family Guy Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker (voice) 1999-01-31
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Larry and Steve Larry/Steve (voice) 1996-01-01
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie 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) 1995-01-01
Series The Academy Awards Seth MacFarlane 1953-03-18