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Seth MacFarlane



Animation pioneer Seth MacFarlane followed in the footsteps of Matt Groening, Trey Parker, and Matt Stone, and others by creating (at age 25!) one of the top-tiered animated series on national television. Family Guy, which debuted in 1999, preserved the sitcom-family premise of The Simpsons but upped the irreverence quotient tenfold (defying many who regarded such an accomplishment as impossible), meanwhile tossing in dozens upon dozens of off-the-cuff (and frequently risqué) references to pop culture -- citing everything from Oz to The Wizard of Oz, The $25,000 Pyramid to songs by a-ha, and thus seizing upon instant identification with Gen-X and Gen-Y viewers. Episodes, which began mundanely enough, could immediately segue, without advance notice, into music video-style montages, game-show sequences, multi-character musical production numbers, mock historical sequences, etc. The basic premise revolved around the nutty Griffin clan of Quahog, Rhode Island: obese toy manufacturer dad Peter; neurotic housewife Lois; ne'er-do-well, dim-bulb 13-year-old son Chris; the angst-ridden 16-year-old daughter Meg, and -- what really made the series bizarre and original -- Stewie, a one-year-old infant with a massive head, a genius IQ, and the verbal erudition of Rex Harrison.



Family Guy found a sizeable audience and lasted for many seasons, yet reportedly suffered from a tumultuous history at Fox, where it endured repeat cancellations, numerous rerun episodes, and reemergence on different networks and in different time slots, meanwhile becoming a cult hit on DVD. In the interim, MacFarlane branched out into another animated sitcom, American Dad (2005). Family Guy eventually gained extremly solid ground, however, and soon spawned a spin-off, The Cleveland Show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Logan Lucky
  • Actor
2017
46% Ted 2
  • Ted
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2015
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Director
2014
67% Ted
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Ted
2012
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
  • Actor
2010
18% The Tooth Fairy
  • Ziggy
2010
No Score Yet The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!
  • I.S.R.A.E.L.
2010
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
  • Mars Vegas Singer
2009
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
  • Actor
2008
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Voice of Johann Kraus
2008
No Score Yet Family Guy - Blue Harvest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Star Wars
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
  • Actor
2005

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • Panelist
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Aqua Teen Hunger Force
2000-2015
  • Voice
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
35% Bordertown
2016
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet American Dad!
  • Actor
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Host
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Creator
  • Voice
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Stewie Griffin
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
53% Blunt Talk
2015
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Shark Tank
2009
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Futurama
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Bob Merriam Voice of Bob Merriam
No Score Yet Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Creator
  • Voice
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Engineer Ensign Rivers
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
0% Dads
2013-2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Creator
  • Director
  • Voice
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Stan Smith/Roger
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
  • Voice
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host

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