Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, composer, writer, producer, singer, voice actor and director, best known for his shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He owns production studio Fuzzy Door Productions. He co-created The Cleveland Show with Mike Henry and Richard Appel and voiced Tim from the first season through select episodes of the third season. He left in the middle of the third season to focus on making the live-action film Ted.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born October 26, 1973, in Kent, Connecticut. He studied animation at Rhode Island School of Design where he met co-executive producer and cast member of Family Guy, Mike Henry, which would ultimately lead to the setting of Family Guy, taking place in the fictional Quahog, Rhode Island. He worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions on shows such as Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken. He created two short cartoons that paved the way to Family Guy, that bore a striking resemblance to Family Guy itself, titled The Life of Larry, and Larry and Steve. Mad TV recognized his work and helped MacFarlane get into connection with Fox executives. Fox gave him $50,000 to make Family Guy.
Seth received an Honorary degree from Harvard University on June, 7th, 2006.
- Larry & Steve (1995, 1997)
- Family Guy (1999 - 2002, 2005 - present)
- Gilmore Girls (2002)
- Star Trek: Enterprise (2004, 2005)
- American Dad! (2005 - present)
- Robot Chicken - (2005 - present)
- Life is Short (2006)
- The War at Home (2006)
- MADtv (2006)
- The Winner (2007)
- Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
- Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008 - 2009)
- Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)
- The Cleveland Show (2009 - present)
- FlashFoward (2009)
- The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D! on Ice! (2010)
- Ted (2012)
- Peter Griffin
- Stewie Griffin
- Brian Griffin
- Glenn Quagmire
- Merriwether Lewis
- Officer Greeley
- Dr. Fist
- Seth is a huge Star Trek fan and appeared twice in minor roles on Star Trek: Enterprise.
- Seth was scheduled to be on one of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11, which was hijacked on Sept. 11th, 2001 and flown into the World Trade Center in New York City. A combination of being hungover from the night before and a miscommunication with the travel agency caused MacFarlane to miss this flight by 10 minutes. MacFarlane has addressed the issue, stating that fate is to decide when he is to die, and if it was meant to be that he was to perish on 9-11, he would have been accepting of that.