Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is a famous American actor, animator, screenwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $150 million as of 2012.
He’s best known for his creations Family Guy and The Cleveland Show which both have won him several awards, including an Emmy Award. He has also created American Dad!, another animated series that airs on the Fox network, of which he is also the co-creator with Matt Weitzman, Mike Barker, and Mike Henry. In addition to being the creator of these shows, Seth has worked as executive producer since they began airing in 1999 and 2005.
In 1999 his work on The Family Guy led him to win an Emmy award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. In addition to these shows, Seth has been the executive producer on his web series titled Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy and a co-creator of The Winner, which aired in 2008 on the TBS network for only one season.
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in Connecticut, where he attended the Kent School and later enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD) with vocal aspirations. However, during this time, he also produced several animated shorts, including Life of Larry, which went on to play at Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation, which made him realize that animation was too tough for him he shifted focus to live-action studying at the University of Connecticut. He entered spirit by working on shows such as Johnny Bravo, Cow, and Chicken, Dexter’s Laboratory, and I Am Weasel in 1995 after graduating from university with a degree in film and cartooning, which he failed to complete.
Seth attended the Rhode Island School of Design(RISD), majoring in Cartooning/Animation. He created Life of Larry for his final project, then shown at Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival Animation. This made him realize that animation was too hard for him intending to shift focus to live-action. He went on to study at the University of Connecticut but later dropped out in 1990.
Seth started his career as a writer and animator working on shows such as Johnny Bravo, Cow, and Chicken, Dexter’s Laboratory, and I Am Weasel in 1994, which he joined during the fourteenth episode of season one. In 1998 after work on The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Seth was asked to create a show titled Family Guy by Fox, who was impressed by his previous work: it aired for three seasons ending in 2000 before being released canceled because of low ratings.
However, reruns of the show found success on Cartoon Networks’ Adult Swim from 2005, where it gained immense popularity. After this positive response to its reruns, Seth returned with a revival film titled “Family Guy: Stewie Griffin The Untold Story,” which was successful enough to gain the show a new season.
In 2007 Seth began working with Phil Roman on The Cleveland Show, which aired for four seasons before being canceled due to low ratings. It was brought back after solid DVD sales and was then canceled again in 2013.
Seth has been married twice, firstly to British actress Alex Borstein(b. October 15th, 1973) since September 26th, 2005. They have two children together: daughter Maggie, born May 21st, 2006, Hal born June 1st, 2009, held in California, USA. Currently, he is dating actress Emilia Clarke, famous for her work as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
He won a Nebula Award in 2013 for his screenplay of Ted. He was nominated for an Oscar award with Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin for the best original song, “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from the movie’s soundtrack. He is also known for voicing Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Neil Goldman from Family Guy, and Roger Smith from American Dad! In addition to this, Seth worked on Ice Age: Continental Drift after he signed on to do a sequel of the 2002 film with writer Michael J. Wilson.
Nomination for Annie Awards
Seth has been nominated for thirteen Annie Awards and has won six out of them, including one win out of eight nominations for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production. He shared this with various producers from Family Guy at the 34th Annual Annie Awards in 2007. In addition to this, he has also been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards nine times, winning four out of nine nominations.
Each nomination is for a different show that he was involved in either as a writer or producer. He also received two Prime-time Emmy Award nominations at the 62nd Prime-time Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011. Still, both were unsuccessfully being beaten by Probst from Survivor: Philippines and Boardwalk Empire, respectively.
He won two Grammy Awards in 2009 for his work on Family Guy Presents Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show, where he shared this award with co-producer Ricky Blitt, Mike Henry, and Wellesley Wild while he also received another nomination that same year at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards under the category of Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media but lost out to Gnarls Barkley.
During an interview in 2012, Seth stated that he was working on a new project which was unknown until 2016 when it was announced that it would be titled The Orville, which will be aired on Fox TV during 2017.
Seth MacFarlane’s net worth is USD 150 million. Born October 26th, 1973, in Kent, Connecticut, USA, Seth MacFarlane age 44, is an American writer, producer, and actor best known for his work as the creator of animated shows Family Guy which aired its pilot episode on January 31st, 1999 where it became a huge success among young audiences to this day airing for fourteen seasons so far making it one of the longest-running live-action sitcoms ever. He has also created American Dad!, another animated series that airs on Fox.
Both are co-created with Matt Weitzman, Mike Barker, and Mike Henry, respectively. He has since worked as executive producer since they began airing in 2005 and 1999, respectively. In addition to this, he has also voiced characters on them and both, doing voice work for shows such as Johnny Bravo and The Cleveland Show. His latest show is titled Bordertown, which began airing in January 2016, where he voices a character himself.
- How old is Seth Macfarlane?
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born on October 26th, 1973, which makes him 43 years old.
- Where did Seth Macfarlane go to college?
Seth went to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
- When did Seth Macfarlane start writing?
Seth started writing while he was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He wrote a script for a short called The Life of Larry, which eventually got him a job working on the 1993 revival of Beany and Cecil. This was also when he met his co-worker and friend, Alex Borstein, who voices many female characters on Family Guy.
- How did Seth Macfarlane meet Alex Borstein?
While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Seth met Alex Borstein during an orientation. While they were working on The Life of Larry together, he asked her to be the sister’s voice on Family Guy.