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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent.Seth 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 (1995). 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.

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Oct 26, 1973 In Kent, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 2014-03-09

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 41 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Family Guy
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Unknown 2014-03-09
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Dads Unknown 2013-09-17
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Shark Tank Unknown 2009-08-08
Flashforward Unknown 2009-09-24
The Cleveland Show Tim the Bear / ... 65 episodes, 2009-2012 2009-09-27
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Phineas and Ferb Unknown 2007-08-17
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
American Dad! Stan Smith / ... 301 episodes, 2005-2021 2005-02-06
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
The War at Home Unknown 2005-09-11
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
Complete Savages Unknown 2004-09-24
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Crank Yankers Unknown 2002-06-02
3-South Unknown 2002-11-07
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unknown 2000-12-30
Family Guy Peter Griffin / ... 367 episodes, 1999-2021 1999-01-31
Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Johnny Bravo Unknown 1997-07-07
Cow and Chicken Unknown 1997-07-15
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Dexter's Laboratory Unknown 1996-03-24
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Unknown 1995-12-09
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11