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Seth MacFarlane


Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Family Guy
Family Guy Writer
(1998-2018)
American Dad!
American Dad! Writer
(2005-2018)
Ted
Ted Writer
(2012)

Filmography

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  Family Guy (TV Series) (created by - 300 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (developed by - 300 episodes, 1999 - 2018) (written by - 4 episodes, 1998 - 2005)
- Send in Stewie, Please (2018) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Dog Bites Bear (2018) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas (2017) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Crimes and Meg's Demeanor (2017) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Petey IV (2017) ... (creator) / (creator)
  The Orville (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2017 - 2018) (written by - 8 episodes, 2017)
- Episode #2.1 (2018) ... (creator)
- Mad Idolatry (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- New Dimensions (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Firestorm (2017) ... (creator)
- Cupid's Dagger (2017) ... (creator)
  American Dad! (TV Series) (created by - 234 episodes, 2005 - 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2005)
- West to Mexico (2017) ... (creator)
- The Talented Mr. Dingleberry (2017) ... (creator)
- Garbage Stan (2017) ... (creator)
- Kloger (2017) ... (creator)
- The Long Bomb (2017) ... (creator)
 2015 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony (TV Movie) (special material by)
 2015 Ted 2 (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2014 Breakthrough Prize 2014 (TV Movie) (special material by)
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West (written by)
  The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (created by - 88 episodes, 2009 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2009)
- Wheel! Of! Family! (2013) ... (creator)
- Crazy Train (2013) ... (creator)
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... (creator)
- Of Lice & Men (2013) ... (creator)
- Grave Danger (2013) ... (creator)
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Video Game) (creator)
 2012 Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later (TV Movie documentary) (creator) / (creator) / (creator)
 2012 Ted (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2011 Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert (TV Movie) (written by)
  Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (TV Series short) (3 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (created by - 23 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (creator - 16 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (story and teleplay by - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (story by - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (teleplay by - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (teleplay - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (story - 1 episode, 2010)
- He Who Lives in a Glass House... (2010) ... (creator)
- The Gay Knight (2010)
- Die, Sweet Roadrunner, Die (2010) ... (creator) / (story) / (teleplay)
- A Trip to the Psychiatrist (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Things You Never Hear (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
 2009 Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (TV Short) (written by)
 2008 The Negotiating Table (Short) (writer)
 2007 Family Guy 100th Episode Special (TV Movie) (creator) / (creator) / (creator) / (creator)
 2006 Family Guy (Video Game) (creator)
 2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2005 American Dad: The New CIA (Short)
 1996-1999 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Ace in Time (1999) ... (written by)
- Bird Is the Word (1999) ... (written by)
- Bad Hare Day (1996) ... (written by)
- The Search for Spike (1996) ... (written by)
 1998 Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Max and the Pigeon/Zoomates/Microcops (1998) ... (segment "Zoomates")
 1998 Zoomates (Short) (creator) / (writer)
  Johnny Bravo (TV Series) (written by - 5 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1997) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1997)
- Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West/Under the Big Flop/Johnny Bravo Meets Donny Osmond (1997) ... (written by - segments "Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West!", "Johnny Meets Donny Osmond")
- The Man Who Cried 'Clown!'/Johnny, Real Good/Little Talky Tabitha! (1997) ... (written by - segment "Johnny, Real Good")
- Jumbo Johnny/The Perfect Gift/Bravo, James Bravo (1997) ... (teleplay - segment "Jumbo Johnny")
- Beach Blanket Bravo/The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Much/Aisle of Mixed-Up Toys (1997) ... (teleplay - segment "Aisle of Mixed-Up Toys") / (written by - segment "The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Much")
- I Used to Be Funny/My Fair Dork/'Twas the Night (1997) ... (written by - segment "My Fair Dork")
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series) (story by - 3 episodes)
- Cow Instincts, Don't It?/Ballerina Cow (1997) ... (story by - segment "Cow's Instincts...Don't It?")
- Confused/The Molting Fairy (1997) ... (story by - segment "Confused")
- Space Cow/The Legend of Sailcat (1997) ... (story by - segment "Space Cow")
 1997 I Am Weasel (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Ping Pong at Sea (1997) ... (written by)
 1997 The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Larry & Steve (1997) ... (written by)
 1996 What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve (Short) (written and created by)
  Jungle Cubs (TV Series) (1 episode, 1996) (written by - 1 episode, 1996)
- Hulla Baloo/Shere Bliss (1996) ... (segment "Shere Bliss")
- Buffaloed/Hathi Meets His Match (1996) ... (written by)
 1995 The Life of Larry (Short) (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Kent, CT. Also in cast: Sebastian Siegel. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Seth Macfarlane | Peter | Stewie

Height:

5' 11" (1.81 m)
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Personal Quote:

In 2011, my friend and colleague Jessica Barth, with whom I worked on the Ted films, confided in me regarding her encounter with Harvey Weinstein and his attempted advances. She has since courageously come forward to speak out. It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction. Make no mistake, this ... See more »

Trivia:

With the cancellation of King of the Hill (1997) and the debut of The Cleveland Show (2009) on Fox, MacFarlane is now the co-creator and producer of three of the four animated shows that comprise Fox's "Animation Domination" on Sunday nights. (Family Guy (1998), American Dad! (2005) and The Cleveland Show (2009).) The fourth of course being The Simpsons (1989). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently makes the foil of the main character an animal, usually the family pet. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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