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Seth MacFarlane

  • Birthday: October 26

Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is the creator of the show Family Guy (1999–2002, 2005–present) and co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013), for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters.

Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director, and singer. He is the creator of the show Family Guy (1999–2002, 2005–present) and co-creator of American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013), 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, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel before creating Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane went on to co-create American Dad! in 2005 along with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. Also for the same network lineup, he co-created The Cleveland Show in 2009. He later served as executive producer on the Fox sitcom The Winner.

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. In September 2011, MacFarlane released a debut album of American standards, Music Is Better Than Words.

In 2012, MacFarlane directed his first feature-length comedy film, Ted. The film stars Mark Wahlberg who, as a kid, wished his teddy bear would come to life. MacFarlane voiced and provided motion capture for the bear. It went on to become the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time. 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Wins20 Nominations

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - 2017

  • Winner
  • Seth MacFarlane, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - 2016

  • Winner
  • Seth MacFarlane, Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, Mr. Spacely
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • 20th Century Fox Television

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Brian Griffin and Dr. Hartman/ Peter Griffin/ Stewie Griffin
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, as Glenn Quagmire/ Peter Griffin/ Stewie Griffin
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series - 2014

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, as Brian Griffin/ Peter Griffin/ Stewie Griffin
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Host
  • The Oscars
  • ABC
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Outstanding Animated Program - 2012

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • American Dad
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Music & Lyrics by
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Animated Program - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • The Cleveland Show
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Music & Lyrics By
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, as Peter Griffin
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • American Dad
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or more) - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • Blue Harvest (Family Guy)
  • FOX
  • Fuzzy Door Productions in association with Fox Television Animation Studios

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) - 2006

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour) - 2005

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane, Executive Producer/Writer
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

OUTSTANDING MUSIC AND LYRICS - 2002

  • Winner
  • Seth MacFarlane, Lyricist
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2000

  • Winner
  • Seth MacFarlane, as Stewie Griffin (baby)
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR LESS) - 2000

  • Nominee
  • Seth MacFarlane,
  • Family Guy
  • FOX
  • Fox Television Animation

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