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Seth MacFarlane is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Creator American born on 26 october 1973 at Kent (USA)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane
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Birth name Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Nationality USA
Birth 26 october 1973 (45 years) at Kent (USA)
Creator of Fuzzy Door Productions
Awards Primetime Emmy Award, Annie Award

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri məkˈfɑrlɪn/; born October 26, 1973) is an American television producer, screenwriter, actor, film director, voice actor and singer-songwriter, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005–present), co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–13), and writer-director of the films Ted (2012), its sequel Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).

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 his own Family Guy-like "prequel", Larry & Steve.

As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows, 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 two 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 he is a supporter of gay rights.

His first feature-length comedy film Ted also features MacFarlane's voice acting and performance-capture as the titular walking and talking teddy bear, and became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy.

As a singer MacFarlane has performed at several venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. MacFarlane has released three studio albums, in the same vein of his musical idol Frank Sinatra, beginning with Music Is Better Than Words in 2011. He wrote the lyrics for the Academy Award-nominated song "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" for Ted.

MacFarlane served as executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of the 1980s Carl Sagan–hosted Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. MacFarlane was instrumental in providing funding for the series, as well as securing studio support for it from other entertainment executives.

Biography

In a 2004 interview with The Daily Princetonian, MacFarlane noted his similarities to Brian Griffin from Family Guy, revealing, "I have some Brian type issues from time to time – looking for the right person – but I date as much as the next guy".

On July 16, 2010, MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry Sager, died after a long battle with cancer. Her death was reported by Larry King on his show Larry King Live, who acknowledged a conversation he had with her during an interview with her son in May 2010.

In September 2012, MacFarlane was reported to be dating Emilia Clarke. In March 2013, it was reported that he and Clarke had ended their relationship.


September 11, 2001 experience
On the morning of September 11, 2001, MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston. Suffering from a hangover after the previous night's celebrations that followed his speech at his alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design, and with an incorrect departure time (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, killing everyone on board.

MacFarlane told TVShowsOnDVD.com that "The only reason it hasn't really affected me as it maybe could have is I didn't really know that I was in any danger until after it was over, so I never had that panic moment. After the fact, it was sobering, but people have a lot of close calls; you're crossing the street and you almost get hit by a car..... this one just happened to be related to something massive. I really can't let it affect me because I'm a comedy writer. I have to put that in the back of my head."


Lawsuits
On October 3, 2007, Bourne Co. Music Publishers filed a lawsuit accusing Family Guy of infringing its copyright on the song "When You Wish upon a Star", through a parody song entitled "I Need a Jew" appearing in the episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein". Bourne Co., the sole United States copyright owner of the song, alleged the parody pairs a "thinly veiled" copy of their music with antisemitic lyrics. Named in the suit were MacFarlane, 20th Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., Cartoon Network, and Walter Murphy; the suit sought to stop the program's distribution and asked for unspecified damages. Bourne argued that "I Need a Jew" uses the copyrighted melody of "When You Wish Upon a Star" without commenting on that song, and that it was therefore not a First Amendment-protected parody per the ruling in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. On March 16, 2009, United States District Judge Deborah Batts held that Family Guy did not infringe on Bourne's copyright when it transformed the song for comical use in an episode.

In December 2007, Family Guy was again accused of copyright infringement when actor Art Metrano filed a lawsuit regarding a scene in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, in which Jesus performs Metrano's signature "magic" act involving absurd "faux" magical hand gestures while humming the distinctive tune "Fine and Dandy". MacFarlane, 20th Century Fox, Steve Callaghan, and Alex Borstein were all named in the suit. In July 2009, a federal district court judge rejected Fox's motion to dismiss, saying that the first three fair use factors involved—"purpose and character of the use", "nature of the infringed work", and "amount and substantiality of the taking"—counted in Metrano's favor, while the fourth—"economic impact"—had to await more fact-finding. In denying the dismissal, the court held that the reference in the scene made light of Jesus and his followers—not Metrano or his act. The case was settled out of court in 2010 with undisclosed terms.

On July 16, 2014, MacFarlane was hit with a lawsuit from the production company of a series of Internet videos called Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear claiming that Ted infringes on the copyright of its videos due to the Ted bear largely matching the background story, persona, voice tone, attitude, and dialogue of the Charlie bear. The case was settled out of court on March 23, 2015, with undisclosed terms.

Best films

Sing (2016)
(Actor)
Ted (2012)
(Actor)
Ted 2 (2015)
(Actor)
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
(Actor)

Usually with

Alec Sulkin
Alec Sulkin
(5 films)
Alex Borstein
Alex Borstein
(5 films)
Mike Henry
Mike Henry
(5 films)
Alex Borstein
Alex Borstein
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Seth MacFarlane (17 films)

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Actor

Logan Lucky, 1h59
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, La NASCAR, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Hilary Swank, Adam Driver, Sebastian Stan, Riley Keough
Roles Max Chilblain
Rating69% 3.497513.497513.497513.497513.49751
Jimmy Logan, ancienne gloire locale de football américain de Virginie-Occidentale, vit désormais de petits boulots en petits boulots. Divorcé de Bobbie Jo, il s'occupe dès qu'il peut de sa fille Sadie, qui participe à des concours de beauté pour enfants. Jimmy est engagé sur un chantier en Caroline du Nord, sur le circuit Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mais il est licencié en raison d'une blessure non déclarée au genou. Très remonté et sans un sou, il convainc son frère Clyde, ancien soldat en Irak et amputé d'un bras, de commettre le braquage de la chambre forte du circuit, équipée de tubes pneumatiques. Pour mener à bien leur plan, ils s'associent au spécialiste des chambres fortes Joe Bang, pourtant incarcéré à Monroe. Ce dernier exige que ses deux frères, Fish et Sam, soient aussi de la partie. Les frères Logan peuvent aussi compter sur leur sœur, Mellie, qui tient un salon de coiffure. Cette petite équipe va donc commettre ce braquage sur la légendaire course de NASCAR Coca-Cola 600, durant le Memorial Day.
Sing
Sing (2016)
, 1h50
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Nick Offerman, Reese Witherspoon
Roles Mike (voice)
Rating70% 3.5481053.5481053.5481053.5481053.548105
A koala named Buster hires a black sheep who is also his best friend to help him run his business of theater.
Ted 2
Ted 2 (2015)
, 1h55
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about toys, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Warburton, Tara Strong, Jessica Barth
Roles Ted (voice)
Rating62% 3.1474353.1474353.1474353.1474353.147435
John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) has been divorced from Lori Collins for six months due to her not accepting Ted (Seth MacFarlane) again despite her wish in bringing Ted back to life. Meanwhile, Ted marries his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). One year later, their marriage is beginning to break down so they decide to have a child. As Ted cannot have children, John agrees to help Ted find a sperm donor. They ask Sam J. Jones, but he refuses due to a low sperm count. Then they try unsuccessfully to break into Tom Brady's house and steal his sperm. Ultimately, John offers to donate his sperm (something that Ted wanted to ask him but hesitated due to John's divorce).
A Million Ways to Die in the West, 1h56
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Charlize Theron, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman
Roles Albert Stark
Rating60% 3.0479053.0479053.0479053.0479053.047905
In 1882, in the town of Old Stump, Arizona, a cowardly sheep farmer named Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is dumped by his beloved girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his withdrawal from a gunfight. He prepares to leave for San Francisco, believing that the frontier holds nothing for him. Meanwhile, infamous outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson) robs and kills an old prospector (Matt Clark) for a gold nugget. He orders his right-hand man Lewis (Evan Jones) to escort his wife Anna (Charlize Theron) to Old Stump to lie low while he continues his banditry. Lewis and Anna arrive in Old Stump under the guise of two siblings intending to build a farm, but Lewis is arrested after shooting the Pastor's (John Aylward) son (Dylan Kenin) in a saloon. During the ensuing brawl, Albert saves Anna from being crushed by two of the brawlers, and the two become friends. They attend a County Fair where Louise's new boyfriend, the foppish Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), challenges Albert to a shooting contest. Albert is defeated, but Anna steps up and defeats Foy. Foy insults Albert, who angrily challenges Foy to a duel in a week's time.
Movie 43
Movie 43 (2013)
, 1h34
Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Frères Farrelly, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, Steven Brill, Griffin Dunne, Bob Odenkirk, Steve Carr, Peter Farrelly, James Gunn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Richard Gere, Dennis Quaid, Greg Kinnear, Kate Winslet, Halle Berry, Common
Roles Seth MacFarlane (segment
Rating43% 2.1516752.1516752.1516752.1516752.151675
Movie 43 is a series of different skits containing different scenes and scenarios.
Ted
Ted (2012)
, 1h46
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about alcoholism, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Comedy science fiction films, Mise en scène d'un ours, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films about school violence
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale, Giovanni Ribisi, Patrick Warburton
Roles Ted (voice)
Rating68% 3.445593.445593.445593.445593.44559
In 1985, John Bennett is a lonely child living in Boston, who wished for his new Christmas gift—a large teddy bear named Ted—to come to life and become his friend. The wish coincides with a shooting star and comes true; word spread and Ted was briefly a celebrity.
Tooth Fairy, 1h41
Directed by Michael Lembeck
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Ice hockey films, Les fées, Sports d'hiver
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal, Brandon T. Jackson
Roles Ziggy
Rating50% 2.5060252.5060252.5060252.5060252.506025
A gruff man learns to be more compassionate to his girlfriend's children when he is magically compelled to serve as a tooth fairy.
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Jack Plotnick, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, James Arnold Taylor
Roles I.S.R.A.E.L. (aka Intelligent Smart Robotic Animated Eraser Lady) (voice)
Rating63% 3.150493.150493.150493.150493.15049
In Bedrock, a drunken and pregnant Toot is informed that someone has come to see her. The visitor turns out to be her old housemate Foxxy Love, who tries to tell her that their lives are in danger. This then flashes back to six months prior. Foxxy discovers that she can swear without being censored. When she discovers the show's control room, she realizes that the TV show Drawn Together has been cancelled. The housemates check their TV listings and find out that their time slot had been taken over by a TV show called "The Suck My Taint Show". Foxxy calls the network to find out why they were cancelled. The Network Head, upon hearing from Foxxy, learns that the housemates are still alive and summons I.S.R.A.E.L. (Intelligent Smart Robot Animation Eraser Lady), a robot designed specifically to erase cartoon characters. The Jew Producer warns the housemates before I.S.R.A.E.L. shows up, but he manages to escape just in time inside Foxxy's van.
Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy, 2h39
Directed by Dominic Polcino
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Space opera
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Lori Alan
Roles Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Tom Tucker as Imperial Newscaster / Carter Pewterschmidt as Uncle Owen / Additional Voices
Rating82% 4.109854.109854.109854.109854.10985
During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Environmental films, Space adventure films, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr
Roles Mars Vegas Singer (singing voice)
Rating72% 3.648013.648013.648013.648013.64801
The Planet Express crew visits Amy's parents, Leo and Inez, who are destroying the "old" Mars Vegas and constructing a more extravagant one. A group of eco-feminists (calling themselves "eco-feministas") led by Frida Waterfall protest the destruction of the environment, leading to an accident wherein a piece of Frida's jewelry lodges inside Fry's brain. The destruction upsets Leela, but Leo has bribed Professor Farnsworth to rubber stamp the project as environmentally friendly. Leela saves a Martian muck leech, the last of its species, from the site.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army, 2h
Directed by Guillermo del Toro
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Superhero films, Political films, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Disaster films
Actors Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane
Roles Johann (voice)
Rating69% 3.498143.498143.498143.498143.49814
During Christmas 1955, an 11-year-old Hellboy is told a bedtime story by his adoptive father, Trevor Broom, involving an ancient war between man and magical creatures, started by man's greed. After defeat of the magical creatures' forces, the master of the goblin blacksmiths offers to build an indestructible mechanical army for the elven King Balor. Encouraged by his son Prince Nuada, Balor orders the building of this Golden Army. The humans are devastated by the army. Balor is ridden with guilt and forms a truce with the humans: Man will keep his cities and the magical creatures will keep their forests. Nuada does not agree with the truce and leaves in exile. The magical crown controlling the army is broken into three pieces, one going to the humans and the other two kept by the elves.
Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about families, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Alex Borstein, Alex Borstein, Patrick Warburton
Roles Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian, Glen Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Stuart Griffin, Bugs Bunny (voice)
Rating75% 3.7975053.7975053.7975053.7975053.797505
The DVD version shows the premiere of the film, where celebrities such as Drew Barrymore date the Kool-Aid Man, the Greased-Up Deaf Guy, the Evil Monkey, David Bowie, and the Griffins. Everyone goes into the theatre where Channel 5 reveals they have hired Glenn Quagmire to provide them with a bootleg copy of the film. We then see an advertisement for a new movie, People Who Look Like They Never Sleep... starring Susan Sarandon and Vince Vaughn, and another film, The Littlest Bunny. After this, the film begins.
Inside the CIA
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Actors Seth MacFarlane
Roles Stan Smith, Roger
Rating61% 3.05333.05333.05333.05333.0533
Stan's video is ruined by constant interruption by his family, including Roger, whom Stan passes off as a kid who smoked a "marijuana cigarette", thus explaining his strange physical appearance. Hayley gets in front of the camera and starts complaining about the government. In desperation, Stan shoots at the camera, which dies with the second bullet and goes to static.
Night of the Hurricane, 1h30
Origin USA
Actors Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Seth MacFarlane, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Edward Asnere
Roles Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Stan Smith, Roger, Greg Corbin, additional voices.

The event begins on the The Cleveland Show episode "The Hurricane!", when the storm hits Stoolbend, forcing the Browns/Tubbs to cancel their vacation plans. In the meantime, Cleveland, Jr. shocks everyone by announcing that he does not believe in God. The event continues on the Family Guy episode "Seahorse Seashell Party", when the storm moves from Stoolbend to Quahog and the Griffins try to find ways to pass the time. Brian devours hallucinogenic mushrooms, which cause him to see bizarre things and Meg finally lashes out at the family for all the times they picked on her. The event ends on the American Dad! episode "Hurricane!", when the storm moves from Quahog to Langley Falls, leading the Smiths to fight like mad to survive after the sea wall breaks and causes a terrible flood. After the storm passes, the houses of the three families end up in the same neighborhood, and Stan, Cleveland and Peter face each other in a stand-off, during which Francine comes out the front door, leading to Stan accidentally shooting her, which Peter claims to be "classic American Dad!".