Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

50 · Born: Oct 26, 1973

Personal Details

Official Socials
Height 5' 10"
Born Oct 26, 1973 Kent, Connecticut, USA
Parents
  • Ann Perry Sager MacFarlane
  • Ronald Milton MacFarlane
  • Ron MacFarlane
  • Perry MacFarlane
Relatives
  • Rachael MacFarlane (Sibling)
  • Perrin Laudiero (Niece or Nephew)
  • Spencer Laudiero (Sibling)
  • Bella Laudiero (Niece or Nephew)

Biography

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.

Career

2024
Ted
Ted as Ted (voice)
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2017
Logan Lucky
Logan Lucky as Max Chilblain
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The Orville
The Orville as Ed Mercer
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2016
Sing
Sing as Mike (voice)
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2015
Ted 2
Ted 2 as Ted (voice)
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2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West as Albert Stark
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey as Giordano Bruno (voice)
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2013
Movie 43
Movie 43 as Seth MacFarlane (segment "The Pitch")
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2012
Ted
Ted as Ted (voice)
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The Simpsons
The Simpsons as Ben (voice)
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2010
Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy as Ziggy
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The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! as I.S.R.A.E.L. (aka Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser Lady) (voice)
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Family Guy
Family Guy as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Ca...
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Robot Chicken: Star Wars III
Robot Chicken: Star Wars III as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
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2009
Family Guy
Family Guy as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Dr...
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The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show as Tim the Bear (voice)
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2008
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Johann (voice)
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Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II as Emperor Palpatine / Dr. Ball / Figrin D'an (voice)
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Family Guy
Family Guy as Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / To...
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Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy as Various Characters (voice)
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2007
Robot Chicken: Star Wars
Robot Chicken: Star Wars as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
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2006
Life Is Short
Life Is Short as Dr. Ned
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2005
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story as Stewie Griffin / Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Stuart 'Stu' Griffin / Bugs Bunny / Ko...
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American Dad: The New CIA
American Dad: The New CIA as Stan Smith / Roger (voice)
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American Dad!
American Dad! as Stan Smith / Roger (voice)
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Robot Chicken
Robot Chicken
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2002
3-South
3-South
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1999
Family Guy
Family Guy as Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Tom Tucker (voice)
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1997
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve as Larry/Steve (voice)
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1995
The Life of Larry
The Life of Larry as Seth MacFarlane / Larry Cummings / Steve / Lois Cummings / Man in Underwear / Captain Kirk / Mr. Spock / Sulu / Ensig...
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2023
Pencils vs Pixels
Pencils vs Pixels
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2022
Hart to Heart
Hart to Heart
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2020
The At-Home Variety Show
The Truth Is in the Stars
Carpool Karaoke
Carpool Karaoke
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2015
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
StarTalk
StarTalk
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2013
Starring Adam West
2012
FOX 25th Anniversary Special
2011
Comedy Central Roasts
Comedy Central Roasts
Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert
BBC Swingin' Christmas
Comedy Central Roasts
Conan
Conan
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2009
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show
Real Time with Bill Maher
2009
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show
2008
Family Guy
Family Guy as Writer
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2005
American Dad: The New CIA
American Dad: The New CIA as Writer
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2015
Ted 2
Ted 2 as Director, Writer
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2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West
A Million Ways to Die in the West as Director, Writer
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2012
Ted
Ted as Director, Screenplay, Story
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1997
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve as Director, Writer
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1995
The Life of Larry
The Life of Larry as Director, Writer
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2024
Ted
Ted as Creator
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2017
The Orville
The Orville as Creator
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2009
The Cleveland Show
The Cleveland Show as Creator
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2008
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
2005
American Dad!
American Dad! as Creator
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1999
Family Guy
Family Guy as Creator
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