A funnyman, actor, producer, director, singer and animator – Seth MacFarlane is a man of many talents and many abilities. He is primarily known for his work as writer, actor and creator of Family Guy and The Orville. Seth is also the creator of American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. And, is also noted for writing, directing and starring in the movies: Ted, Ted 2 and A Million Ways To Die In The West.
Prior to building his own animation empire, he was a writer and animator for Cow and Chicken, Johnny Bravo, I Am Weasel and Dexter’s Laboratory. He also made appearances on several television shows including Flashforward, The War At Home and Gilmore Girls.
His show, Family Guy, debuted in 1999 and was a groundbreaking television show for its time. Seth MacFarlane won multiple awards including an Annie Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards. He also won a Webby Award in 2009 for Film & Video Person of the Year.
In 2008, he created Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, a Youtube series. Seth is a supporter of gay rights. He also regularly speaks at colleges and universities around his country, the United States.
As a musician, he has performed at several venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Carnegie Hall. He has also released four studio albums starting with his 2011 album – Music Is Better Than Words. The man has frequently named Frank Sinatra as his idol.
MacFarlane has been nominated for four Grammy awards for his music. In addition to that, he received an academy award nomination for Best Original Song. The nomination was for his song from his movie Ted – Everybody Needs A Friend.
Seth was also an executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. It was an update on the 1980s Cosmos series which had been hosted by Carl Sagan. The animator played a huge role in providing the necessary funds for the series and also garnering studio support from fellow entertainment executives. That just means fans of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has him to thank.
Seth Macfarlane Biography
Seth MacFarlane was born on the 26th of October, 1973 in Kent, Connecticut. During his youth, he developed an interest in illustration and began practising by drawing Woody Woodpecker and Fred Flinstone. As he grew older, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in animation, which he began practising by creating a flip book. His parents encouraged his interests by finding him a book on the subject.
When he was nine years old, he began publishing a weekly comics strip for a local newspaper called The Kent Good Times Dispatch. His weekly strip was called “Walter Crouton”, and he was paid five dollars a week.
In 1991, Seth received his high school diploma from The Kent School. During this time, his love for animation did not diminish which is why his parents bought him an 8 mm camera to encourage him. After his high school graduation, he went on to study video, animation and film at RISD – Rhode Island School Of Design. He graduated from RISD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
When he was in school, he had intended to work for Disney but changed his mind when he graduated. While in school, he met Mike Henry, a brother of his classmate, Patrick; Mike would later become a cast member on Family Guy. While at RISD, he also began performing stand up comedy. He also created a thesis film while at RISD called The Life Of Larry. That thesis film would later become his inspiration for Family Guy.
His professor submitted his film to Hanna-Barbera, an animation film studio – where he was later hired, kickstarting his professional career.
Seth Macfarlane’s Family, Dad and Sister
His father – Ronald Milton MacFarlane – and his mother, Ann Perry were both born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Seth’s younger sister, Rachael MacFarlane is a voice actress. She is perhaps best known for being the voice of Hayley Smith on American Dad which was created by her brother. She has also lent her voice to television shows such as Johnny Bravo, The Powerpuff Girls, Family Guy, Dexter’s Laboratory, Codename: The Kids Next Door, Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken, Megas XLR and What’s New, Scooby-Doo?
The family roots can be traced to New England, as far as the 1600s and are descendants of William Brewster who was a passenger on the Mayflower.
Seth and Rachel’s parents met in 1970 and got married later that year; at the time, they were both living in Boston, Massachusetts. They relocated to Kent in 1972 where their mother got a job working in South Kent School’s Admission Office. She later gained employment at The Kent School’s College Guidance and Admissions Offices, at this time, their father was a teacher there.
Wife, Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
About Seth MacFarlane’s sexuality, the actor is confirmed to be straight and not gay. The actor is currently unmarried but he has been in several relationships. From 1998 till 2000, he dated the actress Nicole Sullivan. In 2006, he briefly dated, Tamera Mowry, Christa Campbell and Jessica Barth.
In 2007, he was romantically linked to actresses Camille Guaty and Kat Foster. In 2008, he also dated Eliza Dushku and Amanda Bynes. From 2008-2009, he was linked to Canadian Singer, Kate Todd. In 2009 also, he dated Kaylee DeFer, Ashley Green, Katie Sah and Audrina Patridge – clearly a very busy year for him.
Later, he was rumoured to have dated Trish Cummings, Alexandra Breckenridge, Alexis Knapp and Cara Santa Maria. However, his most famous relationship is the one with Game Of Thrones Star – Emilia Clarke, the two were together from 2012 to 2013.
His Net Worth
Seth MacFarlane currently has a net worth of $200 Million. Pretty Impressive, right? Considering his years working for Hanna-Barbera, his successful movies and his multiple successful television shows, is it entirely surprising that he is worth so much?
His net worth is a testament to his hard work and persistence in the entertainment industry.
Height, Weight & Other Facts
Full Name: Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Singer, Animator
Height: 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Weight: 83 kg or 183 pounds
Date of Birth: October 26, 1973
Place of Birth: Kent, Connecticut, United States
Marital status: Single
Education: Rhode Island School of Design
Astrological sign: Scorpio
Seth MacFarlane Net Worth: $200 million