Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres.
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MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of the TV series American Dad!
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
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, The Cleveland Show, and the upcoming TV series The Orville.
The Orville is an upcoming comedy-drama science fiction television series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane that is set to premiere on Sunday, September 10 with new episodes to air Thursdays at 9:00 on Fox during the 2017–18 season.
The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy.
He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted, its sequel Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West.
A Million Ways to Die in the West is a 2014 American western comedy film directed, produced by and starring Seth MacFarlane, who wrote the screenplay along with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
Ted 2 is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and is a sequel to the 2012 film Ted.
MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation.
Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Recruited to Hollywood, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television series, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, and Larry & Steve.
Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. was an American animation studio that dominated American television animation for over three decades in the mid 20th century.
Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
I Am Weasel is an American animated television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, being the fourth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
As an actor, he has made guest appearances on series, such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward.
A flashforward is a scene that temporarily takes the narrative forward in time from the current point of the story in literature, film, television and other media.
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
In 2008, he created his own YouTube series titled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.
He won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
In 2009, he won the Webby Award for Film & Video Person of the Year.
He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and he is a supporter of gay rights.
MacFarlane's first feature-length comedy film, Ted, features his voice acting and performance-capture as the titular anthropomorphic teddy bear and became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy.
Voice acting is the art of doing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user.
As a singer MacFarlane has performed at several venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.
Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, which holds the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.
MacFarlane has released three studio albums, in the same vein of his musical idol Frank Sinatra, beginning with Music Is Better Than Words in 2011.
Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards for his musical work.
A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.
MacFarlane received an Academy Award nomination for the song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" for Ted.
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" is a song from the 2012 feature film Ted, with music composed by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane.
MacFarlane served as executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of the 1980s Carl Sagan–hosted Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences.
Executive producer is a position in the making of a commercial entertainment product.
MacFarlane was instrumental in providing funding for the series, as well as securing studio support for it from other entertainment executives.