Seth MacFarlane


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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He is of English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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Family Guy Writer
(1999-2022)
American Dad! Writer
(2005-2022)
Ted Writer
(2012)

Filmography

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 2022 Ted (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2022)
  Family Guy (TV Series) (created by - 395 episodes, 1999 - 2022) (developed by - 394 episodes, 1999 - 2022) (written by - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2005)
- Episode #21.6 (2022) ... (creator)
- Unzipped Code (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- The Munchurian Candidate (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- A Wife-Changing Experience (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
- Bend or Blockbuster (2022) ... (creator) / (creator)
  American Dad! (TV Series) (created by - 336 episodes, 2005 - 2022) (written by - 1 episode, 2005)
- A League of His Own (2022) ... (creator)
- The Fast and the Spurious (2022) ... (creator)
- Smooshed: A Love Story (2022) ... (creator)
- The Three Fs (2022) ... (creator)
- Gold Top Nuts (2022) ... (creator)
 2022 The End is Nye (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes)
- Forever Blackout (2022) ... (creator)
- Ring of Fire (2022) ... (creator)
- One Million Seconds (2022) ... (creator)
- Midnight at Noon (2022) ... (creator)
- The Volcano Paradox (2022) ... (creator)
  The Orville (TV Series) (created by - 36 episodes, 2017 - 2022) (written by - 18 episodes, 2017 - 2022)
- Future Unknown (2022) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Domino (2022) ... (creator)
- Midnight Blue (2022) ... (creator)
- From Unknown Graves (2022) ... (creator)
- Twice in a Lifetime (2022) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony (TV Special) (special material by)
 2015 Balls of Glory (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2015 Ted 2 (based on characters created by) / (written by)
 2014 Breakthrough Prize 2014 (TV Special) (special material by)
 2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West (written by)
  The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (created by - 88 episodes, 2009 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2009)
- Wheel! Of! Family! (2013) ... (creator)
- Crazy Train (2013) ... (creator)
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... (creator)
- Of Lice & Men (2013) ... (creator)
- Grave Danger (2013) ... (creator)
 2013 The Oscars (TV Special) (special material written by)
 2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Video Game) (creator)
 2012 Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later (TV Movie documentary) (creator) / (creator)
 2012 Ted (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2011 Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert (TV Special) (written by)
  Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy (TV Series short) (created by - 44 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (story and teleplay by - 13 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (story by - 11 episodes, 2008 - 2010) (teleplay by - 11 episodes, 2008 - 2010)
- He Who Lives in a Glass House... (2010) ... (creator)
- The Gay Knight (2010) ... (creator)
- Die, Sweet Roadrunner, Die (2010) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- A Trip to the Psychiatrist (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Things You Never Hear (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
 2009 Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (TV Movie) (written by)
 2008 The Negotiating Table (Short) (writer)
 2007 Family Guy 100th Episode Special (TV Movie) (creator) / (creator)
 2006 Family Guy (Video Game) (creator)
 2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (Video) (creator) / (creator)
 2005 American Dad: The New CIA (Short)
 1996-1999 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Ace in Time (1999) ... (written by)
- Bird Is the Word (1999) ... (written by)
- Bad Hare Day (1996) ... (written by)
- The Search for Spike (1996) ... (written by)
  Oh Yeah! Cartoons (TV Series short) (created by - 1 episode, 1998) (written by - 1 episode, 1998)
- Max and the Pigeon/Zoomates/Microcops (1998) ... (creator - segment "Zoomates") / (written by - segment "Zoomates")
 1998 Zoomates (Short) (creator) / (written by)
  Johnny Bravo (TV Series short) (written by - 5 episodes, 1997) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 1997) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1997)
- Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West/Under the Big Flop/Johnny Bravo Meets Donny Osmond (1997) ... (written by - segments "Johnny Bravo Meets Adam West!", "Johnny Meets Donny Osmond")
- The Man Who Cried 'Clown!'/Johnny, Real Good/Little Talky Tabitha! (1997) ... (written by - segment "Johnny, Real Good")
- Jumbo Johnny/The Perfect Gift/Bravo, James Bravo (1997) ... (teleplay by - segment "Jumbo Johnny")
- Beach Blanket Bravo/The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Much/The Aisle of Mixed-Up Toys (1997) ... (teleplay by - segment "Aisle of Mixed-Up Toys") / (written by - segment "The Day the Earth Didn't Move Around Much")
- I Used to Be Funny/My Fair Dork/'Twas the Night (1997) ... (written by - segment "My Fair Dork")
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series) (story by - 3 episodes)
- Space Cow/The Legend of Sailcat (1997) ... (story by - segment "Space Cow")
- Cow Instincts, Don't It?/Ballerina Cow (1997) ... (story by - segment "Cow's Instincts...Don't It?")
- Confused/The Molting Fairy (1997) ... (story by - segment "Confused")
 1997 What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve (Short) (written and created by)
 1997 What a Cartoon! (TV Series short) (written by - 1 episode)
- Larry & Steve (1997) ... (written by)
  Jungle Cubs (TV Series) (1 episode, 1996) (written by - 1 episode, 1996)
- Hulla Baloo/Shere Bliss (1996) ... (segment "Shere Bliss")
- Buffaloed/Hathi Meets His Match (1996) ... (written by)
 1995 The Life of Larry (Short) (written by)
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Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (166 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (19 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "A Million Ways to Die in the West". New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 9780553391671 See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Seth Macfarlane | Peter | Stewie

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Parents:

Ann Perry Sager MacFarlane | Ronald Milton MacFarlane | Ron MacFarlane | Perry MacFarlane

Relatives:

Rachael MacFarlane (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Chris Elliott could read the phonebook and he's funny. See more »

Trivia:

Was voted as the "Smartest Man on TV" by Entertainment Weekly, the magazine that initially criticized Family Guy (1999), but had recently been more receptive to the show. See more »

Trademark:

Always hires Walter Murphy to write the theme music to his shows See more »

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