Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Date Of Birth: Oct 26, 1973
Birth Place: Kent, Connecticut, USA

Popularity: 64th All Time, 117th This Week

Trivia & Fun Facts:

Brother of Rachael MacFarlane.

Favorite role: Brian Griffin

Other Professions:

- Creator of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show
- Film director

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said at 7:34 PM on Sat Jan 20 2018
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Seth is definitely one versatile voice actor he great as Stan Smith, Manotaur, Mike, Roger, Ted, Johann Krauss, Stewie Griffin, and Peter Griffin
said at 7:31 AM on Thu Oct 26 2017
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Happy Birthday Seth MacFarlene!

My top 10 favourite roles of his are:

1.) Peter Griffin (Family Guy)
2.) Stewie Griffin (Family Guy)
3.) Brian Griffin (Family Guy)
4.) Stan Smith (American Dad)
5.) Roger (American Dad)
6.) Johann Krauss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army)
7.) Ted (Ted)
8.) Captain Ed Mercer (The Orville)
9.) Glenn Quagmire (Family Guy)
10.) Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious (Robot Chicken)

Seth's new show The Orville is shockingly really good, it's a lot more toned down from the usual humour Seth has, I mean there's still goofy comedy in it but it's a lot more serious when it needs to be, a lot of that has to do with the fact that this show is basically Seth's version of Star Trek and the man is a huge fan of that franchise, they actually tackle actual issues in the series like you would with Star Trek but it doesn't feel as forced as a lot of shows have been as of late. Like seriously this show is better than it should have been. I've been having a blast with it.
said at 3:22 AM on Thu Oct 26 2017
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"Listen to me, if you don't get me out of here I'll be put to sleep. Are you listening? Do you understand me? You will be indirectly responsible for the resulting euthanasia."

"Oh, boy, they got enough kids as it is."
said at 12:37 AM on Thu Oct 27 2016
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Happy birthday, while I don't like his series he has a very good range and voice acting
said at 6:13 PM on Wed Oct 26 2016
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Happy Birthday, Seth MacFarlane!

I can't deny the man has some incredible voice acting range & is incredibly talented, even if I don't really care for these later seasons of Family Guy. I think American Dad is pretty good, and the Cleveland Show was OK.
said at 11:55 AM on Wed Oct 26 2016
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Happy Birthday Seth MacFarlene!
said at 5:29 AM on Wed Oct 26 2016
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Happy Birthday, Seth MacFarlane! Okay, I can admit that Family Guy basically peaked during the show's first four seasons like most people; it wasn't totally creative nor original in hindsight, but before a little thing called "uncancellation", the characters were relatively likable and FG's humor value was less gimmicky. I've seen quite a bit of The Cleveland Show and American Dad, and going off what I *have* witnessed, they're decent enough.

At this point, MacFarlane's best asset is his voice acting expertise. Say what you want about the quality and material of the stuff he churns out, this man has a fairly wide vocal range. Stewie Griffin, Carter Pewterschmidt, Johann Krauss, Tim, and Stan Smith are among my favorite MacFarlane roles right now.
said at 5:32 AM on Wed Oct 26 2016
@CelestialOuroboros Yeah. I mean you can't deny the man's talent at voice acting at least!
said at 5:34 AM on Wed Oct 26 2016
Forgot to mention that whilst S4 of FG was what officially started the "uncancellation" era, a lot of the episodes there were still watchable one way or another. Peter's Got Woods and PTV were two of my favorites within the season.
HK-47 master
said at 8:48 PM on Mon Feb 15 2016
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Does a surprisingly good Liam Neeson impression.
said at 8:54 PM on Thu Jan 7 2016
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While I don't care for his more recent work, there's no denying that he's a very talented voice actor. He's played such a wide range of characters. It makes you wish he would do other things beyond his own shows. I was really impressed with his performance as Johann Krauss in Hellboy II!!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:53 AM on Fri Jan 1 2016
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Regardless what you may think about the quality and content of the shows that he creates, there's no denying that Seth has a HUGE vocal range. I really wish he had more opprotunities to do VO work outside of his shows.
HK-47 master
said at 3:43 PM on Tue Jan 12 2016
@TylerMirage I was just wondering; if he did work in Transformers media (other than parodies of course) who do you think he could play?
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 4:07 PM on Tue Jan 12 2016
@HK-47 master Heh heh, you were reading my mind, since a role in Transformers was definitely on my list of "more opportunities" (properly spelt this time).

I'm not sure who he could voice. He has such a great range, but my big fear is that he'd be cast to basically just be a robotic Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian. If they pulled a "Hellboy II", then that would be golden. I barely recognize Seth there.

I feel like he could tweak his Stan Smith/super heroic and deep voice into a Daran Norris-esque Knockout. His Ted voice would work for pretty much any character who's a quippy smart-alec.

What I'd REALLY like to see is him voice a villain. Play against type, you know?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 4:16 PM on Tue Jan 12 2016
Maybe he could pull off a TFA Blitzwing since he can do a decent German accent and he has a certain energy.
HK-47 master
said at 6:46 PM on Tue Jan 12 2016
@TylerMirage I couldn't help but notice that you used the word golden to describe how he was unregonisable in Hellboy II.
HK-47 master
said at 1:29 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
@TylerMirage Anyways; I agree with you on your points, I think that Seth's a fantastic voice actor and a pretty funny guy in general.

Personally, I have nothing against Family Guy and I have admittingly enjoyed it from time to time. But I personally prefer to watch it in clips for a quick laugh rather than commit myself to a full episode. I'm a bigger fan of other shows like Futurama, South Park, Rick & Morty, Archer etc.

As for a smart-alec character who Seth could play, perhaps Rattrap. Also, I would like to see him play a villain at some point.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:14 AM on Sun Jan 24 2016
@HK-47 master "But I personally prefer to watch it in clips for a quick laugh rather than commit myself to a full episode"


That is exactly how I describe my feelings for Family Guy, too. I can't watch an entire episode. I just can't. But isolated clips are fine.
HK-47 master
said at 2:13 AM on Mon Feb 22 2016
@TylerMirage I think I heard somewhere that Seth actually wanted to end Family Guy years ago; but since the show was so popular, he didn't want to upset the fans so he continued.
Shaun Ince
said at 6:34 PM on Mon Oct 26 2015
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Happy Birthday Seth. Now while I have shyed away from Family Guy & American Dad for a while(just lost interest tbh) he is a great voice actor. I kinda wish he was utilized more outside of his shows that he's currently running right now. He has great range.
said at 2:47 PM on Mon Oct 26 2015
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Happy Birthday Seth MacFarlene!

I used to really love Family Guy especially at the beginning before it's pre-cancellations, it wasn't the most original show out there but it was at least funny and the characters were at least likeable and had some heart within the crudeness, that's pretty much all gone now.

But if their is one thing that I admire about Seth MacFarlene it's his vocal I'm amazed he can do so many different sounding characters (even the voice re-uses he does still have a somewhat different tone too) like Peter Griffin, Brian, Stewie, Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Carter Pewterscmidt, Stan Smith, Roger, Ted, Emperor Palpatine and my personal favourite role of his Johann Krauss in Hellboy 2.

I kind of wish he'd move away from creating shows and just become a freelance VA because to me that's where his greatest skill lies.
said at 1:06 PM on Mon Oct 26 2015
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Happy Birthday Seth! Your hilarious on Family Guy and I just started watching American Dad and it's just as great.
said at 12:05 PM on Mon Oct 26 2015
Happy Birthday Seth McFarlane.
HK-47 master
said at 2:15 AM on Mon Sep 7 2015
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Say what you will about his shows in general, but you can't deny that his range is incredible. At first glance, you probably wouldn't expect that Peter, Brian, Stewie, and Quagmire all shared the same voice actor.
said at 9:50 AM on Thu Jul 31 2014
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Apparently this guy and his family ate at the restaurant I work at last saturday. (If you're wondering, the restaurant is 10 Center in Newburyport MA. His parents are from there. I work in the kitchen, so unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see him)
said at 5:20 PM on Sat Nov 2 2013
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Love Family Guy, American Dad & his Number1 film Ted. Rock on Seth.
said at 12:31 PM on Sat Oct 26 2013
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Happy birthday Stewie!
said at 2:09 AM on Mon Jun 17 2013
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While he's very well renowned as the creator of shows like Family Guy and American Dad, as well as his writing style, it's amazing how underrated his voiceover skills are. Honestly, based on his work in Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, I'd say he's one of the best living voice actors as well, and that's saying a lot. His range is just incredible, and he truly becomes his characters, and the little nuances he gives them are hard to beat. I'd like to hear him do more voice work for shows that aren't his own.

He can do it all. He can draw, he can write, he can act, he can sing, he can voice act, he can direct movies, he can host, seriously, what CAN'T this guy do? Probably one of, if not THE best multitalented people ever in entertainment.
said at 8:27 AM on Thu Mar 13 2014

I think Rachael MacFarlane said in one of the American Dad commentaries that he's not the best driver ;) and he himself says that he's not good at video games XD

but you forgot playing the Piano... i never really heard him play, but Alex Borstein and some other people said that he is a fantastic Piano player^^
said at 2:38 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
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Best. Oscars. Host. EVER!!!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
@Bryton Weird, I've heard mostly negative things, haven't seen it myself though.
said at 5:36 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
Just a bunch of oversensitive wimps. Seriously idk what people were expecting; it's Seth MacFarlane! He's going to have big elaborate musical numbers, make a few sexist/racist jokes, and just be himself. To me he's by far the most entertaining host I've ever seen and I've been watching the Oscars since 2004.
said at 9:51 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
@Nightmare Crusher Most people thought he did an awesome job (including myself). The critics bash EVERY Oscar host. Not even Billy Crystal was safe from it last year.
said at 11:45 PM on Tue Feb 26 2013
@PurpleWarrior13 Well Seth was pretty Good. I really liked that song he did.

I'm gonna go play "Cant Smile Without You" now.
said at 12:47 AM on Mon Feb 25 2013
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I Guess he's Popular this Week now Huh?
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Favorite Role
Who's your favorite Seth MacFarlane role? *
Stewie Griffin
35.9% (28 votes)
Peter Griffin
15.4% (12 votes)
Brian Griffin
14.1% (11 votes)
Johann Krauss
9.0% (7 votes)
9.0% (7 votes)
Stan Smith
5.1% (4 votes)
2.6% (2 votes)
Glenn Quagmire
2.6% (2 votes)
Emperor Palpatine / Darth Sidious
2.6% (2 votes)
1.3% (1 vote)
1.3% (1 vote)
Kool-Aid Man
1.3% (1 vote)
78 Total Votes
Chris Griffin
Chris Griffin

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