Seth MacFarlane, born on October 26, 1973, is an American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter. He is well known for his contributions to animation and comedy. He created the popular television series “Family Guy” and “The Orville.” He also co-created “American Dad!” and “The Cleveland Show.” He has won several awards for his work on “Family Guy.” His career as a singer has bloomed too, and he has released seven studio albums. His work was nominated for five Grammy awards and the Best Original Song award in 2013. He is a part of the Television Hall of Fame.
Seth MacFarlane was born to Ronald Milton MacFarlane and Ann Perry in Kent, Connecticut. He enjoyed illustration as a child and began drawing cartoon characters when he was two. He moved on to flip books and then began creating weekly comic strips, which were published in the local paper. He enrolled at the Kent School and received his high school diploma in 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design (R.I.S.D.).
He handed in a thesis film titled “The Life of Larry” in his senior year, and his professor, in turn, submitted it to Hanna-Barbera, an animation studio. He was recruited by the studio based on his writing talent. Though he enjoyed working for Hanna-Barbera, he had a longing to create prime-time animation. He pitched “Family Guy” to Fox twice and was given a budget to create the pilot for the series. He delivered, and production began. Over the years, he has successfully pioneered several long-running series, including “Family Guy” (1999 — present), “American Dad!” (2005 — present), “The Orville” (2017 — present), and “The Cleveland Show” (2009 — 2013). He’s hosted several T.V. shows, including Comedy Central Roasts, and the Canadian Awards for the Electronic & Animated Arts. He also voices characters in other cartoons and films, including “Robot Chicken” and “Yin Yang Yo!”
He is also a proud supporter of gay rights and the L.G.B.T.Q. community. He was in a relationship with Emilia Clarke for a year in 2012 and is currently “looking for the right person.”
His work on “Family Guy” makes him the world’s youngest executive producer at the time.
The first episode of “Family Guy” airs on January 31 and is a huge success.
Another hugely successful project from MacFarlane, “American Dad!,” is produced.
Two years after releasing the “Family Guy” video game, MacFarlane signs a digital content production deal with AdSense.
He directs and produces the movie “Ted,” which airs this year.
Why We Love Seth MacFarlane
He is incredibly talented and versatile
Be it singing, screenwriting, or acting, MacFarlane demonstrates incredible versatility. He is a brilliant mind and has made a difference in the world of entertainment.
He has a unique sense of humor
MacFarlane knows very few restrictions regarding humor. He is outspoken, and his ideals tend to spill out during his shows to his audience.
He enjoys good music
His sense of music was greatly influenced by Frank Sinatra and his coaches, Lee and Sally Sweetland. He is a fan of Broadway musicals and was quoted saying, “I love the lush orchestration and old-fashioned melody writing... it just gets you excited, that kind of music. It’s very optimistic, and it’s fun. The one thing that’s missing for me from popular music today is fun.”
5 Surprising Facts
He drew a controversial comic
At age nine, after creating and printing a comic strip that disrespected the Communion ceremony, he received an angry letter from the local priest.
He was taught by Frank Sinatra’s coaches
He was voice-trained by a 90-year-old couple who had previously coached Sinatra.
He was once a comedian
He performed stand-up comedy while studying for his Bachelors’ Degree at R.I.S.D.
“Family Guy” was canceled twice
Following criticisms and several complaints because of indecent content, the show was canceled twice — Fox, however, later continued the series because of tremendous sales and loyal fan support.
He is related to William Brewster
MacFarlane’s history can be traced to Mayflower passenger Brewster.
Seth MacFarlane FAQs
Does Seth MacFarlane still do voices in “Family Guy”?
The actor voices four of the show’s main characters — Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Glenn Quagmire.
Is the creator of “Family Guy” an atheist?
Yes — MacFarlane has publicly announced his atheist status.
Is Seth MacFarlane a vegetarian?
Although he has referred to animal rights in his shows, he is not a vegetarian.
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