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Also Known As: Seth Woodbury Macfarlane Died:
Born: October 26, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Kent, Connecticut, USA Profession: voice actor, animator, producer, screenwriter, comic

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Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane was the creative mind behind the irreverent animated series, "Family Guy" (Fox 1999-2001; 2005- ), which breathed new life into the family sitcom with its deep-cut cultural references and often risky political and social satire. A critical favorite from its debut in 1999, the show was cancelled in 2002 when its cult audience proved inadequate in number to satisfy the Fox network. In a nearly unprecedented move, however, the network revived the series in 2005 due to popular demand, and watched as it bounced back to earn more Emmy Award nominations for its densely packed writing. It also spawned the spin-off, "The Cleveland Show" (Fox, 2009- ). Concurrently, MacFarlane wrote, produced and voiced, as he had on "Family Guy," a significant number of the lead characters on "American Dad" (Fox, 2005- ), another animated portrait of a dysfunctional family, one whose right-wing head of household afforded MacFarlane the ripe opportunity to take aim at American conservatism. With three original and successful series to his name, as well as frequent voiceover contributions to a number of other series including the lauded "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim, 2005), MacFarlane was widely...

Emmy Award winner Seth MacFarlane was the creative mind behind the irreverent animated series, "Family Guy" (Fox 1999-2001; 2005- ), which breathed new life into the family sitcom with its deep-cut cultural references and often risky political and social satire. A critical favorite from its debut in 1999, the show was cancelled in 2002 when its cult audience proved inadequate in number to satisfy the Fox network. In a nearly unprecedented move, however, the network revived the series in 2005 due to popular demand, and watched as it bounced back to earn more Emmy Award nominations for its densely packed writing. It also spawned the spin-off, "The Cleveland Show" (Fox, 2009- ). Concurrently, MacFarlane wrote, produced and voiced, as he had on "Family Guy," a significant number of the lead characters on "American Dad" (Fox, 2005- ), another animated portrait of a dysfunctional family, one whose right-wing head of household afforded MacFarlane the ripe opportunity to take aim at American conservatism. With three original and successful series to his name, as well as frequent voiceover contributions to a number of other series including the lauded "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim, 2005), MacFarlane was widely considered one of the most well respected figures in animated primetime comedy.

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  Ted 2 (2015)
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  Ted (2012)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Ted 2 (2015)
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 Movie 43 (2013)
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 Ted (2012)
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 Tooth Fairy (2010)
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1981:
At age eight created "Walter Crouton," a comic strip for the <i>The Kent Good Times Dispatch</i>
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Wrote and directed thesis film "Life With Larry"; one of his professors sent it to Hanna-Barbera, who hired him
1995:
Directed a short for a Hanna-Barbera animated anthology series
1996:
Wrote and directed a sequel to his thesis film called "Larry and Steve"; aired as one of Cartoon Network's World Premiere Toons
1997:
Worked as a writer on the animated series "Johnny Bravo" and "Cow & Chicken" (both Cartoon Network)
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Hired by Fox to create animated segments to air during "Mad TV"; deal fell apart before he could fulfill its terms
1999:
Created the Fox animated series "Family Guy"; also produced and voiced three main characters; Fox cancelled show in 2002, but due to the show's loyal fan base and record DVD sales, they brought the series back in early 2005; earned Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program (2000, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009), Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (2009), and Outstanding Comedy Series (2009)
2005:
Created Fox animated series "American Dad"; provided the voices of Stan and Roger; his sister Rachael MacFarlane provided the voice of Hayley Smith
2007:
Executive produced live-action sitcom "The Winner" (Fox), starring Rob Corddry
2008:
Released a series of web episodes known as "Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy"; distributed by Burger King
2009:
Created, produced, and wrote the "Family Guy" spin-off "The Cleveland Show" (Fox); voiced the regular character Tim the Bear and recurring "Family Guy" characters Peter Griffin and Glen Quagmire
2009:
Appeared on two episodes of the ABC mystery drama "FlashForward" as an FBI agent
2012:
Directed and co-wrote the comedy "Ted"; also voiced the titular stuffed bear
2012:
Announced as host of 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony
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Education

Kent School: Kent , Connecticut - 1991
Rhode Island School of Design: Providence , Rhode Island - 1995

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