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Kent, Connecticut, USA
Claim to Fame
Creator of Family Guy
Actor/Actress, Writer, Producer
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Kent School, Kent, CT (1991)
BFA in Film, Video And Animation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (1995)
Full Name at Birth
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
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Rachael Ann MacFarlane
Rob Lowe, Norah Jones, Bill Maher
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane ( ; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005–present) and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also voices many of the shows' various characters.
Ron Milton MacFarlane
Ann "Perry" Sager
Spencer Laudiero (brother-in-law)
Alex Borstein, Adam Levine, Seth Green, Mila Kunis
Chester (tuxedo cat) [?-present]
Marlee Matlin, Lauren Graham, Eliza Dushku, Maria Menounos, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan, Wil Wheaton
Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Patrick Stewart, Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking
Cartoonist, Writer, Voice Actor, Singer, Actor, Director
Adam West, Alyssa Milano, Joel McHale, Laura Vandervoort
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Nicole Sullivan, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild
Drew Barrymore, Bryan Cranston, Patrick Warburton, Shane West, Sarah Silverman, Larry King, Kevin Pollak, Christine Lakin, Kara Vallow
William Shatner, Johnny Carson, Rosemary Clooney
Defending Your Life, The Watcher in the Woods, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Sound of Music, The 'Burbs
Favorite TV Shows
All in the Family, Star Trek
The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan, The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking
Music Genre (Text)
Traditional pop, Easy Listening, Jazz, Show Tunes, Swing, Big Band, Vocal, Vocal Jazz
Universal Republic, Republic
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Walter Murphy, Ron Jones
Profile Bio Text
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri məkˈfɑrlɪn/; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005–present) and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also voices many of the shows' various characters.
MacFarlane grew up in Kent, Connecticut and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Recruited to Hollywood during the senior film festival by development executive Ellen Cockrill and President Fred Seibert, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, and his own Family Guy-like "prequel", Larry & Steve.
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 singer MacFarlane has performed at several venues, including Carnegie Hall and the 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 occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and he is a supporter of gay rights.
His first feature-length comedy film, Ted, stars Mark Wahlberg as an adult who, as a kid, wished his teddy bear would come to life. MacFarlane voiced and provided motion capture for the bear. It was released on June 29, 2012, and went on to become the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. In September 2011, MacFarlane released his debut album Music Is Better Than Words. Also in 2011, he began a revival of Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones for the Fox network. The first episode was due to air in the U.S. in 2013, but production has been indefinitely delayed due to MacFarlane's schedule.
MacFarlane served as executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of the 1980s Carl Sagan–hosted Cosmos series. The new series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, debuted in March 2014. MacFarlane was instrumental in providing funding for the show, as well as securing studio support for it from other entertainment executives. Besides serving as one of the executive producers, MacFarlane also provided voices for characters during the animation portions of the series.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in Kent, Connecticut. His parents, Ann Perry (née Sager; 1947–2010) and Ronald Milton MacFarlane (born 1946), were born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. His sister is voice actress Rachael Ann MacFarlane (born 1976). He is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent, with roots in New England going back to the 1600s. MacFarlane's parents met in 1970, when they both lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts, and married later that year. The couple moved to Kent in 1972, where Ann began working in the Admissions Office at South Kent School. She later worked in the College Guidance and Admissions Offices at the Kent School, a selective college preparatory school where Ronald also was a teacher. During his childhood, MacFarlane developed an interest in illustration and began drawing cartoon characters Fred Flintstone and Woody Woodpecker, as early as two years old. His childhood comedy influences included people like Woody Allen, Jackie Gleason, Mel Brooks, and the creators of Monty Python. By the age of five, MacFarlane knew that he would want to pursue a career in animation, and began by creating flip books, after his parents found a book on the subject for him. Four years later, aged nine, MacFarlane began publishing a weekly comic strip entitled "Walter Crouton" for The Kent Good Times Dispatch, the local newspaper in Kent, Connecticut, which paid him five dollars per week. In one anecdote from the time, MacFarlane said in an October 2011 interview that as a child he was always "weirdly fascinated by the Communion ceremony". He created a strip with a character kneeling at the altar taking Communion and asking "Can I have fries with that?" The paper printed it and he got an "angry letter" from the local priest; it led to "sort of a little mini-controversy" in the town.
MacFarlane received his high school diploma in 1991 from the Kent School. While there, he continued experimenting with animation, and his parents gave him an 8 mm camera. MacFarlane went on to study film, video and animation at