Seth MacFarlane

Television Producer
Born Oct 26, 1973

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer. He created the animated sitcom Family Guy and co-created American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Seth MacFarlane.


1973 Birth Born in 1973.


1991 18 Years Old MacFarlane received his high school diploma in 1991 from the Kent School. … Read More


1996 23 Years Old …  In 1996, MacFarlane created a sequel to The Life of Larry entitled Larry & Steve, which features a middle-aged character named Larry and an intellectual dog, Steve. … Read More
1997 24 Years Old After the success of King of the Hill in 1997, MacFarlane called Kolins once more to ask about a possible second pitch for the series. … Read More
1998 25 Years Old In July 1998, the Fox Broadcast Company announced the purchase of Family Guy for a January 1999 debut. … Read More


2005 32 Years Old MacFarlane's success with Family Guy has opened doors to other ventures relating to the show. On April 26, 2005, he and composer Walter Murphy created Family Guy: Live in Vegas. … Read More
On July 22, 2007, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane announced that he may start working on a feature film, although "nothing's official".
Then in TV Week on July 18, 2008, MacFarlane confirmed plans to produce a theatrically released Family Guy feature film sometime "within the next year". … Read More
2009 36 Years Old …  MacFarlane first began work on the series in 2009.
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
MacFarlane often participates as one of the "roasters" in the annual Comedy Central Roasts. MacFarlane is the only person to serve as roastmaster for more than one Comedy Central roast. In 2010, he filled this role for The Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. … Read More
He announced that he was directing it on an episode of Conan that aired on February 10, 2011. … Read More
MacFarlane made his directorial live-action film debut with the release of Ted in 2012.


2013 40 Years Old …  At Comic-Con 2013 on July 20, American Dad! co-creator Mike Barker hinted that an American Dad! movie—centering on the Roger character and set from his birth planet—is in the works and partially written. … Read More
2014 41 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 16, 2014, MacFarlane was hit with a lawsuit from the production company of a series of Internet videos called Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear claiming that Ted infringes on the copyright of its videos due to the Ted bear largely matching the background story, persona, voice tone, attitude, and dialogue of the Charlie bear. … Read More
MacFarlane released his third studio album on October 30, 2015. … Read More
2016 43 Years Old On May 4, 2016, FOX picked up Orville, a sci-fi comedy-drama series to be created, executive-produced by and star MacFarlane set 300 years in the future aboard the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. The series will premiere during the 2017-2018 season. MacFarlane will play the role of Ed, the captain of the Orville. On July 29, 2016, Adrianne Palicki had been cast as Kelly Grayson, the first officer of the Orville and Ed's ex-wife, while Scott Grimes, the voice of Steve Smith on American Dad!, was cast as Gordon, Ed's best friend who's the pilot of the Orville. … Read More
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