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Seth Macfarlane is a popular American television producer, singer, lyricist, actor and film maker

InformationDetail
BirthdayOctober 26, 1973
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Maker, Television Producer, Atheists, Atheists/Agnostics, Film & Theater Personalities, T V & Movie Producers, Voice Actors
City/StateConnecticut
SiblingsRachael MacFarlane
Known asSeth Woodbury MacFarlane, Stewie
Universities
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • 1991 - Kent School
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Fuzzy Door Productions
Birth PlaceKent
ReligionAtheism
Height178cm
GenderMale
FatherRonald Milton MacFarlane
MotherAnn Perry Sager
Net Worth$195 Million
Sun SignScorpio
Born inKent
Famous asTelevision Producer & Film-maker

// Famous Film Maker

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Who is Seth MacFarlane?

Seth Macfarlane is a popular American personality who has made his mark as a television producer, singer, lyricist, actor and film maker. Though his works are spread over different genres, he principally focusses on comedy and animation. Animation has been a passion for him since childhood; he began drawing cartoon characters when he was as young as two years old. This interest earned him work as a cartoonist with a local newspaper when he was only nine years old. Seth Macfarlane is also known to give frequent talks at various renowned universities across USA; a few of which are Stanford University, Harvard University, George Washington University, University of Texas and University of Toledo. He is a strong supporter of gay rights and has a strong commitment to humanist values and equal marriage rights for all. In his personal life, Seth Macfarlane is passionate about music and finds time to nurture this interest. His kind of music primarily includes traditional pop, jazz, swing, and big band. He is also a trained pianist. Seth Macfarlane has English, Irish and Scottish lineage.

// Famous Television Producer

Childhood & Early Life

Seth Macfarlane was born on 26 October 1973 in Kent, Connecticut. His father Ronald Milton MacFarlane was a prep school teacher and mother Ann Perry was an admissions officer. He has a sister Rachael Ann Macfarlane who grew up to be a voice actress.

Seth Macfarlane completed his schooling in 1991 from the Kent School. He went on to pursue his passion for animation and filming at the Rhode Island School of Design from where he earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree.

Career

During his final year at the Rhode Island School of Design, Seth Macfarlane created a film named ‘Life of Larry’ that was shared by his professor to the animation studio Hanna-Barbera. Seth Macfarlane was later hired at Hanna-Barbera in 1995 based on his ability to write.

In Hanna-Barbera, he worked on Cartoon Networks series and juggled roles between being a storyboard artist and a writer. During this period he worked on several cartoon series as ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’, ‘Johnny Bravo’, ‘I Am Weasel’, ‘Cow and Chicken’.

Seth Macfarlane also used to freelance writing projects for Nelvana Limited and Walt Disney Television Animation during this period. He has contributed towards the animated television series ‘Jungle Book’ and ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’.

In 1996, Seth Macfarlane made a sequel to ‘Life of Larry’ named ‘Larry & Steve’. Fox Broadcasting Company saw the shorts of both and there began negotiations to convert the same into an animation series.

Though he took delight in his work at Hanna-Barbera, Seth Macfarlane found his real interest was in prime time animation as it dealt with humor in a different way. Fox Broadcasting Company asked him to prepare a pilot series in a limited budget that took six months for him to complete.

During his tenure at Hanna-Barbera, MacFarlane had first pitched ' Family Guy', adult animated sitcom to Fox Broadcasting Company . In 1998, Fox Broadcasting Company purchased ‘Family Guy’ and Seth Macfarlane became the youngest executive producer of television at age of 24. The series first went on air in 1999. Other than writing a few episodes, he also gave voice to the main characters.

The ‘Family Guy’ series became immensely popular and in 2005 Seth Macfarlane along with music composer Walter Murphy created a music album ‘Family Guy: Live in Vegas’. Seth Macfarlane created another adult animated series ‘American Dad!’ the same year which went on to be equally successful and has completed 12 seasons till date.

In 2007, Seth Macfarlane began the creation of his next animation sitcom idea ‘The Cleveland Show’. The show focused on the central character of ‘Family Guy’ Cleveland Brown and his family. The show made its premier two years later in May 2009. In 2007, he was also the executive producer of action sitcom ‘The Winner’.

In 2008, he released a series on web television called ‘Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy’.

Seth Macfarlane co-produced a science documentary television series ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ along with Steven Soter and Ann Druyan in 2011. He made his directional debut with the feature film ‘Ted’ in 2012. He also produced, wrote the screenplay and starred in the movie.

In 2013, he announced that he would be working on the American sitcom ‘Dads’. However the show was cancelled after the first season. The same year he hosted the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

In 2014, he hosted the Breakthrough Prize ceremony. The same year, Starz TV announced two seasons of the American sitcom ‘Blunt Talk’ where Macfarlane would serve as executive producer. The show began airing in August 2015.

In 2014, he co-wrote and acted in his second film ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. The same year he wrote a novel based on the film. His upcoming projects include a television series called ‘Bordertown’ that is scheduled to be aired in 2016.

Major Works

The adult animated sitcoms 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad!' are among his major works. 'Both the sitcoms have won numerous awards and have been running for several seasons.

Awards & Achievements

In 2000 Seth Macfarlane won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice for ‘Family Guy’.

In 2002, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for ‘You’ve Got a Lot to see’ from ‘Family Guy’.

In 2013, he earned the People’s Choice Awards in the favourite movie category for ‘Ted’.

Seth Macfarlane won the Critics Choice Awards for the Best Reality Series in 2013 for his work ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’.

Personal Life & Legacy

In late 2012 reports stated that Seth Macfarlane was in a relationship with English actress Emilia Clarke. However, the affair was short lived and they broke up by March 2013.

Trivia

In 2008, Seth Macfarlane signed a US$ 100 million deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to extend his shows ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad!’ for four years. This deal made him the highest paid television writer.

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Seth MacFarlane awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

2017Outstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1998)
2016Outstanding Character Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1998)
2002Outstanding Music and LyricsFamily Guy (1998)
2000Outstanding Voice-Over PerformanceFamily Guy (1998)

ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards

2013Top Box Office FilmsTed (2012)
2013Top Television SeriesAmerican Dad! (2005)
2013Top Television SeriesThe Cleveland Show (2009)
2013Top Television SeriesFamily Guy (1998)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2013Best On-Screen DuoTed (2012)

Seth MacFarlane biography timelines

  • // 26th Oct 1973
    Seth Macfarlane was born on 26 October 1973 in Kent, Connecticut. His father Ronald Milton MacFarlane was a prep school teacher and mother Ann Perry was an admissions officer. He has a sister Rachael Ann Macfarlane who grew up to be a voice actress.
  • // 1991
    Seth Macfarlane completed his schooling in 1991 from the Kent School. He went on to pursue his passion for animation and filming at the Rhode Island School of Design from where he earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree.
  • // 1995
    During his final year at the Rhode Island School of Design, Seth Macfarlane created a film named ‘Life of Larry’ that was shared by his professor to the animation studio Hanna-Barbera. Seth Macfarlane was later hired at Hanna-Barbera in 1995 based on his ability to write.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, Seth Macfarlane made a sequel to ‘Life of Larry’ named ‘Larry & Steve’. Fox Broadcasting Company saw the shorts of both and there began negotiations to convert the same into an animation series.
  • // 1998 To 1999
    During his tenure at Hanna-Barbera, MacFarlane had first pitched ' Family Guy', adult animated sitcom to Fox Broadcasting Company . In 1998, Fox Broadcasting Company purchased ‘Family Guy’ and Seth Macfarlane became the youngest executive producer of television at age of 24. The series first went on air in 1999. Other than writing a few episodes, he also gave voice to the main characters.
  • // 2000
    In 2000 Seth Macfarlane won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice for ‘Family Guy’.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for ‘You’ve Got a Lot to see’ from ‘Family Guy’.
  • // 2005
    The ‘Family Guy’ series became immensely popular and in 2005 Seth Macfarlane along with music composer Walter Murphy created a music album ‘Family Guy: Live in Vegas’. Seth Macfarlane created another adult animated series ‘American Dad!’ the same year which went on to be equally successful and has completed 12 seasons till date.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he released a series on web television called ‘Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy’.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Seth Macfarlane signed a US$ 100 million deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to extend his shows ‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad!’ for four years. This deal made him the highest paid television writer.
  • // 2011 To 2012
    Seth Macfarlane co-produced a science documentary television series ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ along with Steven Soter and Ann Druyan in 2011. He made his directional debut with the feature film ‘Ted’ in 2012. He also produced, wrote the screenplay and starred in the movie.
  • // 2012 To Mar 2013
    In late 2012 reports stated that Seth Macfarlane was in a relationship with English actress Emilia Clarke. However, the affair was short lived and they broke up by March 2013.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he announced that he would be working on the American sitcom ‘Dads’. However the show was cancelled after the first season. The same year he hosted the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, he earned the People’s Choice Awards in the favourite movie category for ‘Ted’.
  • // 2013
    Seth Macfarlane won the Critics Choice Awards for the Best Reality Series in 2013 for his work ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’.
  • // 2014 To Aug 2015
    In 2014, he hosted the Breakthrough Prize ceremony. The same year, Starz TV announced two seasons of the American sitcom ‘Blunt Talk’ where Macfarlane would serve as executive producer. The show began airing in August 2015.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, he co-wrote and acted in his second film ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’. The same year he wrote a novel based on the film. His upcoming projects include a television series called ‘Bordertown’ that is scheduled to be aired in 2016.

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Seth MacFarlane's FAQ

  • What is Seth MacFarlane birthday?

    Seth MacFarlane was born at 1973-10-26

  • Where is Seth MacFarlane's birth place?

    Seth MacFarlane was born in Kent

  • What is Seth MacFarlane nationalities?

    Seth MacFarlane's nationalities is American

  • Who is Seth MacFarlane siblings?

    Seth MacFarlane's siblings is Rachael MacFarlane

  • What was Seth MacFarlane universities?

    Seth MacFarlane studied at Rhode Island School of Design, 1991 - Kent School

  • Which company or organization was founded by Seth MacFarlane?

    Seth MacFarlane was the founder/co-founder of Fuzzy Door Productions

  • What is Seth MacFarlane's religion?

    Seth MacFarlane's religion is Atheism

  • How tall is Seth MacFarlane?

    Seth MacFarlane's height is 178

  • Who is Seth MacFarlane's father?

    Seth MacFarlane's father is Ronald Milton MacFarlane

  • Who is Seth MacFarlane's mother?

    Seth MacFarlane's mother is Ann Perry Sager

  • What is Seth MacFarlane's sun sign?

    Seth MacFarlane is Scorpio

  • How famous is Seth MacFarlane?

    Seth MacFarlane is famouse as Television Producer & Film-maker