Seth MacFarlane

Birth Name: 
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Best Known For: 

The Family Guy

Short bio: 

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an actor, animator, cartoonist, writer, producer, director, comedian, 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.

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.

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 MacFarlane
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Submitted by Gabby C. (not verified) on

Okay. Bear with me! "Dooo it, dooo it, dooo it". Okay, are you listening to me? Well, reading. Okay! I personally think, MY OPINION that you SHOULD turn Family Guy into a Netflix Only show off of FOX, or Adult Swim, or WLNY or whatever, and move it to a WEB SERIES!!! Also, maybe either that, oooor do a sequel or reboot series of it that's a Netflix Original? I know it sounds crazy, but come on, but bear with me, it just might be crazy enough to WORK. Think about it! ;) :P :)

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Submitted by power daniel (not verified) on

pleas please please i beseech you terminate Jeff Fischer on American dad he is frankly of no importance just kill him off

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Submitted by Brian McInerney (not verified) on

Since the unfortunate passing of Adam West, may he r.i.p. why not offer Michael Keaton a job as the new mayor of Quahog.. your welcome. A job as a voice on family guy will be sufficient payment for this life changing idea.

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Submitted by Zach Cypert (not verified) on

Hello Seth.
I've been a fan of yours over half my life at this humble yet waste of 27 years of age. Yet I figure I would take a moment to say how much your comedy and creativeness as well as bird and tues in the science community, has been inspiring to me about every step of my life as well as something to look forward too when I had nothing going on. I wish I could be a voice actor or part of your writing crew for some of your shows that I just bleed in relation to. I'm more 90s then 80s but I'm not far off man. I hope you want a space pirate on the Orville for next season. I would be willing to try for a part of one is available. The show is definitely something anyone should be willin to watch with elements that seriously could inspire a generation. If that doesn't sound familiar. But I just wanted to voice my appreciation and that maybe in a perfect world I could be working with you and your crew. Keep it up man. Party on and prosper.

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Submitted by Victor T. Stephens (not verified) on

I have been watching Star Trek for fifty years. And to be blunt, "The Orville" is a disgrace. Although there are some positive aspects to the show, those aspects are nullified by the show's lack of morality, vulgar language, and distasteful humor which is geared more to the immature and simple minded. If "Orville" gets a high rating, it only demonstrates how far the morality in our country has eroded.

Star Trek: Discovery is more in line with the original series and subsequent spin-offs (TNG, DS9, etc); and by far, a better quality show than "Orville".

Unless "Orville" changes course, Star Trek fans who are mature and possess a moral code will only find "Orville" repugnant; and will ultimately discontinue viewing the show.

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