Seth MacFarlane biography

Seth MacFarlane

Comedian, TV Writer

1973 –


Who is Seth MacFarlane?

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, and singer. He is the creator of the TV show Family Guy and co-creator of the shows American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He also voices many of the shows' various characters.

MacFarlane grew up in Kent, Connecticut and is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Recruited to Hollywood during the senior film festival by development executive Ellen Cockrill and President Fred Seibert, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, and his own Family Guy-like "prequel", Larry & Steve.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home, and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series entitled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.


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Oct 26, 1973
Also known as
  • Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
  • Stewie
  • Atheism
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor's degree, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Kent School
    ( - 1991)
  • Hanna-Barbera
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • Providence

on July 23, 2013