Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

2,083 Fans
Oct. 26th, 1973
Born in
Kent, Connecticut, USA
5' 10

Seth MacFarlane's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Family Guy TV Show
Family Guy
American Dad! TV Show
American Dad!
Robot Chicken TV Show
Robot Chicken
The Cleveland Show TV Show
The Cleveland Show
The Orville TV Show
The Orville
The Loudest Voice TV Show
The Loudest Voice

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Seth MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut where he lived with his father (Ron), mother (Perry) and sister ('Rachael MacFarlane'). He attended and studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design and, after he graduated, he was hired by Hanna-Barbera Productions (Now called Cartoon Network Studios) working as an animator and writer on the TV series Johnny Bravo (1997) and Cow and Chicken (1997). He also worked for 'Walt Disney' Animation as a writer on the TV series Jungle Cubs (1996). He created The Life of Larry (1995) which was originally supposed to be used as an in-between on MADtv (1995). Unfortunately the deal fell through but, a few months later, executives at FOX called him into their offices and gave him $50,000 to create a pilot for what would eventually become Family Guy (1999).

On September 11, 2001, he was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 after being a keynote speaker at his alma-mater in Rhode Island. Due to a mix-up by his travel agent, he was told that his flight was scheduled to depart at 8:15am but it really departed at 7:45am and he had arrived at Boston Logan Airport a few minutes after boarding was stopped on his flight and he was told he would have to wait for the next flight. At 8:45am, one hour after the departure of American Airlines Flight 11, it was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into One World Trade Center (North Tower) in New York City killing all on-board. He was able to contact his parents within 20 minutes of Flight 11 striking the first tower to tell them he was okay. He said that he thanked his travel agent for screwing up the departure time or he would have been on board.

  • Is good friends with 'Butch Hartman' (qv), creator of _"The Fairly OddParents" (2001)_ (qv) and _"Danny Phantom" (2004)_ (qv).
  • Is a skilled pianist
  • Cousin Tim Mercer has a punk-pop band in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Is a devoted supporter of the Democratic Party. Ironically, his shows air on the FOX network, which is largely a Republican-supporting channel.
  • Based the voice of Peter Griffin mostly from a loud mouthed security guard that worked on the campus where he attended college.
  • Was voted as the "Smartest Man on TV" by Entertainment Weekly, the magazine that initially criticized _"Family Guy" (1999)_ (qv), but had recently been more receptive to the show.
  • He's a fan and personal friend of 'Keith Olbermann' (qv).
  • Loves golf.

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