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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane

October 26, 1973 (1973-10-26) (age 47)
Nationality American
Alma mater Rhode Island School of Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Occupation Actor, voice actor, animator, writer, comedian, singer, producer, director, activist
Years active 1995–present
Known for Family Guy
American Dad!
The Cleveland Show
The Winner
Seth McFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy
Comedy Central Roasts
Partner(s) Emilia Clarke (2012-2013)
Relatives Rachael MacFarlane (sister)
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Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor. He is best known for creating adult cartoon television series. These series include Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.

MacFarlane has performed as a singer at several venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. MacFarlane has released four studio albums, in the same vein of his musical idol Frank Sinatra, beginning with Music Is Better Than Words in 2011. He has been nominated for four Grammy Awards for his musical work.

MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards in 2013 and was also nominated for Best Original Song for the song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from Ted.

Early years and beginning of Family Guy

MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation. Recruited to Hollywood, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television series, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, and Larry & Steve. He made several guest appearances on TV series such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series titled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. He won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award. In 2009, he won the Webby Award for Film & Video Person of the Year. He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States, and is an active supporter of gay rights.

Political views

MacFarlane is a supporter for the Democratic Party. In 2015, MacFarlane revealed support for Bernie Sanders on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he introduced Sanders on a Los Angeles rally.

September 11 attacks

On the morning of September 11, 2001, MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. After having a hangover from last night's celebrations, and after getting his departure time incorrectly (8:15 a.m. instead of 7:45 a.m.) from his travel agent, he arrived at Logan International Airport about ten minutes too late to board the flight as the gates had been closed. Fifteen minutes after departure, American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked, and at 8:46 a.m. it was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, destroying the airplane, and killing everyone on board.

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