Seth MacFarlane

BirthDay:

26 Oct 1973

BirthPlace:

Kent, Connecticut, USA

BirthName:

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane

Bio:

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 descends from Mayflower passengers.

Seth attended and studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design and, after he graduated, he was hired by Hanna-Barbera Productions (Now called Cartoon Network Studios) working as an animator and writer on the TV series Johnny Bravo (1997) and Cow and Chicken (1995). He also worked for Walt Disney Animation as a writer on the TV series Jungle Cubs (1996). He created The Life of Larry (1995) which was originally supposed to be used as an in-between on MADtv (1995). Unfortunately the deal fell through but, a few months later, executives at FOX called him into their offices and gave him $50,000 to create a pilot for what would eventually become Family Guy (1999).

On September 11, 2001, he was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 after being a keynote speaker at his alma-mater in Rhode Island. Due to a mix-up by his travel agent, he was told that his flight was scheduled to depart at 8:15am but it really departed at 7:45am and he had arrived at Boston Logan Airport a few minutes after boarding was stopped on his flight and he was told he would have to wait for the next flight. At 8:45am, one hour after the departure of American Airlines Flight 11, it was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into One World Trade Center (North Tower) in New York City killing all on-board. He was able to contact his parents within 20 minutes of Flight 11 striking the first tower to tell them he was okay. He said that he thanked his travel agent for screwing up the departure time or he would have been on board.
Filmography

Actor ( 100 credits )

Logan Lucky (2017) (rumored)
Untitled Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Show (2017)
Sing (2016) Mike (voice)
Star Wars: Detours (2016)  Emperor Palpatine (2012) (voice)
The Cowboy (2016)  Himself (2 episodes, 2016)
Bordertown (2016)  Peter Griffin (1 episode, 2016)
Ted 2 (2015) Ted (voice)
BBC Proms (2015)  Himself - Vocalist (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2015)
StarTalk (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Albert
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014)  Giordano Bruno (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Noite com Danilo Gentili (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Drunken Peasants (2014)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Inside the Writer's Room (2013) Himself
Resistance Is Futile: Assimilating Star Trek -The Next Generation (2013) Himself
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg (2013) Himself
Starring Adam West (2013) Himself
Movie 43 (2013) Seth MacFarlane (segment "The Pitch")
Ted (2012) Ted (voice)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Sunday Brunch (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Unscripted (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
BBC Proms (2012)  Himself - Soloist (1 episode, 2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rove LA (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Trek Nation (2010) Himself
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010) Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser Lady (voice)
Tooth Fairy (2010) Ziggy
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Cleveland Show (2009)  Tim the Bear / ... (63 episodes, 2009-2012)
FlashForward (2009)  Agent Jake Curdy / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2009-
Shark Tank (2009)  Himself - Helper: No Fly Cone (1 episode, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
BBC Proms (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Johann (voice)
The Negotiating Table (2008) Alan Richdale (voice)
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008)  Dog / ... (19 episodes, 2008-2010)
The Jace Hall Show (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  Jeff McGarland (1 episode, 2010)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Albert in 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' / ... (3
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
TMZ on TV (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
5 Second Movies (2007)  Roger the Alien (1 episode, 2011)
Life Is Short (2006) Dr. Ned
Help Me Help You (2006)  Seth (1 episode, 2007)
Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Icons (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
American Dad: The New CIA (2005) Stan Smith / Roger the Alien (voice)
Bones (2005)  Stewie Griffin (1 episode, 2009)
American Dad! (2005)  Stan Smith / ... (172 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (7 episodes, 2005-2012)
The War at Home (2005)  Hillary's Date (1 episode, 2006)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Lion-O / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2014)
Iconoclasts (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Complete Savages (2004)  TV Announcer (1 episode, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
The Pitts (2003)  Radio Voice (1 episode, 2003)
Crank Yankers (2002)  Dick Rogers / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
3-South (2002)  Max (1 episode)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)  Engineer / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Gilmore Girls (2000)  Bob Merriam / ... (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000)  Wayne the Brain (1 episode, 2003)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Singer and Animator (1 episode, 2010)
Family Guy (1999)  Peter Griffin / ... (233 episodes, 1999-2014)
Futurama (1999)  Seymour - speaking (1 episode, 2013)
Will & Grace (1998)  Pencil Sharpener (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve (1996) Larry / Steve / Old Man / Pilot / Ricky / Redneck / Sco
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Life of Larry (1995) Seth MacFarlane / Larry Cummings / Steve / Lois Cumming
MADtv (1995)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
The Cartoon Cartoon Show (1995)  Kid in Pound / ... (1 episode, 1997)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Stewie Griffin - Top Ten List Presenter (1 episode, 20
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
E! News (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Simpsons (1989)  Ben (1 episode, 2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009-2014)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (1 episode, 2012)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 17 credits )

Untitled Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Show (2017) executive producer
Bordertown (2016) executive producer (13 episodes, 2016)
This Changes Everything (2015) executive producer
Ted 2 (2015) producer
Blunt Talk (2015) executive producer (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) producer
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014) executive producer (13 episodes, 2014)
Dads (2013) executive producer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ted (2012) producer
The Cleveland Show (2009) executive producer (88 episodes, 2009-2013)
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008) producer (1 episode, 2009)
The Winner (2007) executive producer (3 episodes, 2007)
American Dad: The New CIA (2005) executive producer
American Dad! (2005) executive producer (139 episodes, 2005-2014)
The Pitts (2003) consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Family Guy (1999) executive producer (232 episodes, 1999-2014)
The Life of Larry (1995) producer

Writer ( 18 credits )

Untitled Seth MacFarlane Sci-Fi Show (2017) (created by)
Ted 2 (2015) (written by) &
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) (written by) &
Ted (2012)
The Cleveland Show (2009) (88 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Negotiating Table (2008) (writer)
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008) (creator) (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
American Dad! (2005) (182 episodes, 2005-2014)
Family Guy (1999) (242 episodes, 1999-2015)
Zoomates (1998)
Johnny Bravo (1997) (21 episodes, 1997-2002)
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve (1996) (written and created by)
Dexter's Laboratory (1996) (23 episodes, 1997-1998)
Jungle Cubs (1996) (unknown episodes)
The Life of Larry (1995) (written by)
Cow and Chicken (1995) (2 episodes, 1997)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995) (unknown episodes)
The Cartoon Cartoon Show (1995) (1 episode, 1997)

Director ( 9 credits )

Ted 2 (2015)
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Ted (2012)
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (2008) (1 episode, 2009)
American Dad: The New CIA (2005)
American Dad! (2005) (1 episode)
What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve (1996)
The Life of Larry (1995) (uncredited)
The Cartoon Cartoon Show (1995) (1 episode, 1997)