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MacFarlane, Seth 1973-

MacFarlane, Seth 1973-

PERSONAL

Full name, Seth Woodbury MacFarlane; born October 26, 1973, in Kent, CT; son of Ron (a teacher) and Perry (a school admissions director) MacFarlane; brother of Rachael MacFarlane (an actress, voice actress, and musician). Education: Rhode Island School of Design, degree in animation, 1995; studied voice. Avocational Interests: Singing, playing the piano, Star Trek.

Addresses:

Office—Fuzzy Door Productions, 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 475, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Third Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Smart Entertainment, 9348 Civic Center Dr., Mezzanine Level, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Actor, voice actor, producer, director, and writer. Fuzzy Door Productions, Los Angeles, CA, principal. Worked as a stand-up comedian. Speaker at various venues, including serving as a speaker for the Class Day address at Harvard University and as a speaker at George Washington University. Affiliated with Family Guy merchandise.

Awards, Honors:

Won a student film competition for The Life of Larry; Annie Award nomination, outstanding individual achievement for music in an animated television production, International Animated Film Society, 1999, Emmy awards, outstanding voice-over performance, 2000, outstanding music and lyrics (with Walter Murphy), 2002, Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding animated program (for programming one hour or less), 2000, 2005, and 2006, and Annie Award, best voice acting in an animated television production, 2006, all for Family Guy.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Voices of Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glen Quagmire, Tom Tucker, and others, Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999-2002, 2003, 2005—.

Voices of Stan Smith, Roger the alien, Greg Corbin, and Alan Greenspan, American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2005—.

Various voices, Robot Chicken (animated), Cartoon Network, beginning 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Choose or Lose Presents: The Best Place to Start (also known as Untitled Drew Barrymore Documentary), MTV, 2004.

The 100 Greatest Cartoons, Channel 4 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Voice of Stewie Griffin, MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2006, Spike TV, 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice of Rhode Island Bug, "Bugging Out!," Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (animated; also known as Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show and Schnookums y Meat), syndicated, 1995.

Voice of Larry, Larry & Steve (animated), broadcast on World Premiere Toons (also known as What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve and World Premiere Toons: Larry & Steve), Cartoon Network, 1996.

Zach, "Lorelai's Graduation Day," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2002.

Bob Merriam, "I Solemnly Swear," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2003.

Radio voice, "Squarewolves," The Pitts, Fox, 2003.

Voice of Wayne "the Brain" McClain, "Super Trivia," Aqua Teen Hunger Force (animated; also known as AFHF), Cartoon Network, 2003.

Voice of Arthur Johnson, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003.

Voice of Dick Rogers, Crank Yankers, Comedy Central, 2003, 2005 (multiple episodes).

Engineer, "The Forgotten," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2004.

Television announcer, "Nick Kicks Butt," Complete Savages, ABC, 2004.

Ensign Rivers, "Affliction," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2005.

Himself, Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Himself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2005.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2005, 2006.

Hillary's date, "I Wash My Hands of You," The War at Home, Fox, 2006.

Himself, "Seth Green," Icons, G4, 2006.

Himself and Peter Griffin, MAD TV (also known as MADtv), Fox, 2006.

Himself, Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann, MSNBC, 2007.

Himself, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, Fox, 2007.

Appeared as Max in "Cocktail," an unaired episode of 3-South (animated), MTV. Provided the voice of Stewie Griffin for various episodes of Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann, MSNBC. Provided a voice for an episode of Will & Grace, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voices of Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glen Quagmire, Tom Tucker, and others, Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999.

Voices of Stan Smith, Roger the alien, Greg Corbin, and Alan Greenspan, American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2005.

Provided the voices of Stan Smith and Roger the alien for the unaired pilot of American Dad! (animated), Fox.

Television Executive Producer; Series:

Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999-2002, 2003, 2005—.

American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2005—.

The Winner, Fox, beginning 2007.

Television Consulting Producer; Series:

The Pitts, Fox, 2003.

Television Storyboard Artist; Animated Series:

Storyboard artist for various animated programs, including Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory (also known as Dexter's Lab and Dexter de Shiyanshi), and Johnny Bravo, all Cartoon Network.

Television Director; Episodic:

Larry & Steve (animated short), broadcast on World Premiere Toons (also known as What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve and World Premiere Toons: Larry & Steve), Cartoon Network, 1996.

Zoomates (animated), broadcast on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Nickelodeon, c. 1998.

Directed episodes of other series, including Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (animated; also known as Schnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show and Schnookums y Meat), syndicated.

Television Director; Pilots:

Directed the unaired pilot for American Dad! (animated), Fox.

Film Appearances:

Voices of Seth MacFarlane, Larry Cummings, Steve, Lois Cummings, a man in underwear, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Sulu, Ensign Skippee, a British man, Jeremy, Tom Hanks, Alex Trebek, a preacher, and God, The Life of Larry (animated short film), 1995.

Voice of Stan Smith, American Dad: The New CIA (animated short film; also known as American Dad: Inside the CIA and American Dad: Welcome to the New CIA), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Voices of Stewie Griffin, Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glen Quagmire, Tom Tucker, and others, Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin-The Untold Story (animated; also known as Family Guy: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.

Dr. Ned, Life Is Short (short film), 2006.

Film Director:

The Life of Larry (animated short film), 1995.

American Dad: The New CIA (animated short film; also known as American Dad: Inside the CIA and American Dad: Welcome to the New CIA), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Film Producer:

American Dad: The New CIA (animated short film; also known as American Dad: Inside the CIA and American Dad: Welcome to the New CIA), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin—The Untold Story (animated; also known as Family Guy: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.

Film Work; Other:

Cinematographer, editor, and (uncredited) art director, The Life of Larry (animated short film), 1995.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in theatrical productions, including A Midsummer Night's Dream.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Score! The Music of "Family Guy" (short), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Himself, World Domination: The "Family Guy" Phenomenon (short), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Himself, Take Alex to Work Day (short), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Video Games:

Voices of Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glen Quagmire, and Tom Tucker, Family Guy, High Voltage, 2006.

Albums:

(As various characters) Various artists, Family Guy Live in Vegas, Geffen Records, 2005.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; with Others; Episodic:

Larry & Steve (animated short), broadcast on World Premiere Toons (also known as What a Cartoon: Larry & Steve and World Premiere Toons: Larry & Steve), Cartoon Network, 1996.

Zoomates (animated), broadcast on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Nickelodeon, c. 1998.

"Hail to the Chump/A Fool for Sister Sarah/Days of Blunder," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999.

Family Guy (animated), Fox, episodes c. 1999-2002, 2003, 2005—.

The Winner, Fox, episodes beginning 2007.

Wrote episodes of other animated series, including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, CBS; Cow and Chicken, Cartoon Network; Dexter's Laboratory (also known as Dexter's Lab and Dexter de Shiyanshi), Cartoon Network; and Jungle Cubs (also known as Disney's "Jungle Cubs"), ABC.

Teleplays; Pilots:

Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999.

American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2005.

Television Music; Series:

Theme song, Family Guy (animated), Fox, 1999-2002, 2003, 2005—.

Screenplays:

The Life of Larry (animated short film), 1995.

American Dad: The New CIA (animated short film; also known as American Dad: Inside the CIA and American Dad: Welcome to the New CIA), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin—The Untold Story (animated; also known as Family Guy: The Movie), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2005.

Albums:

(With others) Various artists, Family Guy Live in Vegas, Geffen Records, 2005.

Comics:

Walter Crouton (comic strip), published in the Kent Good Times Dispatch, beginning c. 1981.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Blender, August, 2005, pp. 68-74.

Broadcasting & Cable, June 21, 2004, p. 12.

People Weekly, November 29, 2004, p. 149.

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