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Seth MacFarlane Biography

Birth Name:
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Birth Place:
Kent, Connecticut, United States
Animator, voice actor, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Started drawing cartoons at age 2; his comic strip Walter Crouton was published in his hometown newspaper when he was 8 years old
  • Was hired by Hanna-Barbera directly after college when a professor sent his thesis film to the Hollywood animators
  • Evil baby Stewie Griffin on Family Guy is based on his cousin Tyler
  • Was booked on the hijacked Sept
  • 11, 2001, Boston-to-Los Angeles flight that hit the north tower of the World Trade Center, but he missed the plane
  • An avid Trekker, he guest-starred on episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2004 and 2005; he also appeared on a 2002 episode of Gilmore Girls


  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: winner