Seth MacFarlane

Television producer Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer. He is best known as the creator of the animated sitcom Family Guy and as co-creator of 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.
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Seth Meyers Can't Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico - New York Times
Google News - 4 months
New York Times Seth Meyers Can't Believe Trump Is Talking About Pulling Troops From Puerto Rico New York Times On “Late Night,” Seth Meyers reminded President Trump that it has been just three weeks since Hurricane Maria. Credit NBC. Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? Seth MacFarlane Opens Up About His 2013 Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke, Condemns “Abhorrent” Abuse Of PowerDeadline Seth MacFarlane explains his Harvey Weinstein joke in emotional postEW.com Harvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?BBC News Daily Beast -UPROXX -HuffPost -The New Yorker all 165 news articles »
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Seth MacFarlane Says His Harvey Weinstein Oscars Joke Had Venom In It
Huffington Post - 4 months
The 2013 Oscars host felt "loathing and anger" after a colleague had told him privately about an encounter with Weinstein.
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Seth MacFarlane's 'Star Trek' homage 'The Orville' has a mixed-up mission
LATimes - 5 months
“You’re nobody’s first choice for this job,” says the stern admiral of a vague intergalactic concern called the Union to Capt. Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), commander of a spacecraft named “The Orville,” which is also the title of Fox’s new quasi-comedy premiering Sunday. And though MacFarlane’s...
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Seth MacFarlane's 'Star Trek' spoof doesn't boldly go
CNN - 6 months
As the creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad," Seth MacFarlane has earned plenty of money for Fox, which probably bought him the right to an indulgence like "The Orville." Still, this "Star Trek"-inspired show feels caught between dimensions -- too earnest to work as a "Galaxy Quest"-like spoof, too silly to play as a straight homage, and thus unsatisfying as either.
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Seth MacFarlane, Mark Hamill and others remember Adam West: 'He knew comedy, and he knew humanity'
LATimes - 9 months
Adam West, the iconic star of the campy 1960s “Batman” TV series, died Friday at the age of 88 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, prompting reaction from Hollywood and beyond. Although he was already immortalized as the Caped Crusader, a younger generation had embraced West for...
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Channing Tatum And Adam Driver Are Your New Favorite Criminals
Huffington Post - 9 months
Channing Tatum and Adam Driver are the comedy duo we deserve. In “Logan Lucky,” they play Southern nitwits turned criminal masterminds who hatch a plan for a detailed heist during a NASCAR race.  The first “Logan Lucky” trailer previews Steven Soderbergh’s first film since the director said he would retire from filmmaking in 2013. Soderbergh has described the project as an “anti-glam version of an ‘Ocean’s’ movie.” Riley Keough plays the protagonists’ sister, who joins their scheme with the help of Joe Bang (Daniel Craig), a prison inmate who knows a thing or two about blowing up bank vaults. Also on hand to test out their Southern charm: Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, Katie Holmes, Seth MacFarlane, Sebastian Stan and Jim O’Heir. “Logan Lucky” opens Aug. 18. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Fox's New Show Trailers: A Critic's Ranking - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - 9 months
Hollywood Reporter Fox's New Show Trailers: A Critic's Ranking Hollywood Reporter New comedies with Seth MacFarlane, Adam Scott and Craig Robinson don't yield hilarious trailers, but is Dylan McDermott ready to redefine his career? Fox found an interesting way to pique my interest in its 2017-18 programming options during its ... Fox 2017-18 Schedule: Marvel's 'The Gifted,' Seth MacFarlane's 'The Orville' Join Fall LineupVariety Fox looks to sci-fi, fantasy this fall; MacFarlane in spaceWashington Post Seth MacFarlane mocks Fox's ratings in Upfronts songEW.com YouTube all 62 news articles »
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Here's What Seth MacFarlane Fears The Democrats Will Do To Counter Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 12 months
Seth MacFarlane voiced his fears over the future of the Democratic Party on Friday. On “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the “Family Guy” creator said he was worried that the party would “take a tip from the Trump rulebook” and pick a liberal celebrity to be its next leader. “‘They came up with Trump, we got Kanye,’” he imagined party leaders as saying. “I guess that wouldn’t be it, but you know, a celebrity. Take your pick of liberal celebrities.”  MacFarlane said he was concerned that “instead of trying to tug things back in the direction of civility and dignity and nobility,” Democrats would say “‘All right, well, this is obviously the way things are now, what do we do to counter it?’” Maher replied by suggesting that the party “split the difference” and get someone “with balls.” “I like [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer, I like [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi, I really do, but we need new blood,” he added. Check out the full interview via Mediaite here. We’ll...
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware cele...
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Apple Music Taps All Your Faves To Host New 'Carpool Karaoke' Series
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When Apple first announced the surprise purchase of “Carpool Karaoke” ― a series based on the popular segment from “The Late Late Show” hosted by James Corden, we weren’t sure what to expect.  On Monday morning, the show’s executive producer Ben Winston provided some details while speaking at a panel during the 2017 Winter TCA Press Tour.  “We’re going to have 16 different hosts,” he said, according to Deadline. Among them are stars like Chelsea Handler, Billy Eichner and Seth MacFarlane. The series, which executive producer Eric R. Pankowski described as “16 specials” as opposed to “a full TV series,” will seemingly be more of an interview series, with each episode lasting about 30 minutes.  “Each one was its own event,” Pankowski said.  In terms of giving up the driver’s seat for this new iteration of “Carpool Karaoke,” Corden didn’t seem too upset.  “I’m still going to see my kid on the weekends. This just became a wonderful platform to ...
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"Sing" Is An Optimistic Song To the World
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Sing" (Universal Pictures) In a season of movies that are filled with darkness ("Nocturnal Animals" and "Manchester By the Sea") and disaster ("Rogue One" and "Passengers") it is good to have a sweet movie that brings out the optimist in us all, The movie that instills this emotion is "Sing", a fun filled animated musical from the creators of "Despicable Me' and "The Secret Life of Pets." The story centers around Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), a koala bear who has loved show biz all his life. In his adult life he owns a theater tat has seen some good times and currently some bad times. To raise revenue he decides to hold a talent contest with a $1,000.00 prize. When he tells his secretary Miss Crawley (Garth Jennings) to print off some leaflets she inadvertently types in the prize money as $100,000.00. Tons of acts audition for the show but it gets narrows down to a fabulous few that includes Rosita (Reese Withers...
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Seth MacFarlane Suggests Why Donald Trump Can't Handle Criticism Any More
Huffington Post - about 1 year
How times have changed. Back in 2011, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane subjected then reality TV personality Donald Trump to one of Comedy Central’s most memorable roasts. Virtually no topics were out of bounds, as roast-master MacFarlane led celebrities in poking fun at the now president-elect over his multiple wives, the inheritance he received from his father and his mispronunciation of the word “huge.” Trump “took his lumps like a champ that night,” MacFarlane recalled Thursday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”  “I remember, he would nod and go ‘fair enough,’” said MacFarlane, whose show has repeatedly mocked Trump. But now, the president-elect is known for fighting back when criticized, MacFarlane acknowledged. “Now it’s not the same, now it’s different,” MacFarlane said. Trump’s skin had now “gotten a little thinner,” he said. Trump could be more sensitive after standing in front of crowds who’d deified him ove...
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Seth MacFarlane on why Hollywood hates Trump
CNN - about 1 year
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane has a theory on why a bunch of people in Hollywood can't get on board with the idea of President-elect Donald Trump.
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 42
    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 41
    In 2015, he will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    In 2015 MacFarlane revealed support for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he introduced Sanders onstage at a Los Angeles rally.
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    In 2015, MacFarlane again appeared at The Proms as a vocalist with the John Wilson Orchestra, this time in a Sinatra programme.
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    MacFarlane released his third studio album on October 30, 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 40
    On October 29, 2014, it was announced that MacFarlane would host the Breakthrough Prize ceremony.
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    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 38
    In 2012, he dated Emilia Clarke for about six months.
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    In 2012, it was announced he would again appear at the Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra in a concert celebrating Broadway musicals.
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    On September 15, 2012, MacFarlane hosted the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Frank Ocean.
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    MacFarlane made his directorial live-action film debut with the release of Ted in 2012.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    MacFarlane, in recognition of "his active, passionate commitment to humanist values, and his fearless support of equal marriage rights and other social justice issues", was named the Harvard Humanist of the Year in 2011.
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    In late 2011, it was confirmed that MacFarlane is working on another animated series with Alex Borstein and Gary Janetti.
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    The challenge to me would be more along the lines of, gosh, can somebody write Oklahoma! for 2011?" He has also said that, "The good thing about Broadway is that you don't have to worry about an airdate.
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    In 2011, it was announced that MacFarlane would be reviving The Flintstones for the Fox network, with the first episode airing in 2013.
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    In one anecdote from the time, MacFarlane said in an October 2011 interview that as a child he was always "weirdly fascinated by the Communion ceremony".
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    MacFarlane's debut studio album, Music Is Better Than Words, was released on September 27, 2011, drawing on his training in and attraction to "the Great American Songbook and particularly the early- to late-'50s era of orchestration".
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    He signed a record deal with Universal Republic Records and released a big band/standards album in 2011.
    In August 2011, Fox announced that they had ordered a 13-part updated series of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
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    He announced that he was directing it on an episode of Conan that aired on February 10, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 36
    On July 16, 2010, MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry Sager, died after a long battle with cancer.
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    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 35
    MacFarlane first began work on the series in 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 34
    MacFarlane is a supporter of the Democratic Party. He has donated over US $200,000 to various Democratic congressional committees and to the 2008 presidential campaign of then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama.
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    On September 10, 2008, MacFarlane released a series of webisodes known as Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy with its animated shorts sponsored by Burger King and released weekly.
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    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".
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  • 2007
    Age 33
    Two years later, in August 2007, he closed a digital content production deal with AdSense.
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    In September 2007, Ricky Blitt gave TV.com an interview confirming that he had already started working on the script.
    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".
  • 2005
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 24
    In July 1998, the Fox Broadcast Company announced the purchase of Family Guy for a January 1999 debut.
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  • 1997
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 17
    MacFarlane received his high school diploma in 1991 from the Kent School.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born in 1973.
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