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This year's host of the Oscars created the Fox comedy hit Family Guy -- for which he also voices the characters Peter and Stewie -- and his directorial debut of the comedy Ted became a box office hit last year. Here are five things you probably don't know about writer/producer/director Seth MacFarlane

1. As a teenager, he created a comic strip called Walter Crouton for his local newspaper, the Kent Good Times Dispatch in Connecticut. 

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2. Was once voted the Smartest Man on TV by Entertainment Weekly.

3. Has said he considers the 1979 Steve Martin comedy The Jerk the funniest movie ever mad.

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4. Was just 24 years old when Fox proposed that he create a 15-minute short, which eventually turned into the hit series Family Guy.

5. Was supposed to board the first plane that crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001, but »

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