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Seth MacFarlane

About this Artist

Seth MacFarlane’s talents encompass every aspect of the entertainment industry. As a writer, director, producer, actor, and vocalist behind some of today’s most popular content, he has garnered five Emmys, six Grammy® nominations, and an Academy-Award nomination for his work in television, music, and film.  

As a performer, he has released seven studio albums: Music is Better Than Words, Holiday for Swing, No One Ever Tells You, In Full Swing, Once in a While, Great Songs from Stage & Screen, and his newest, Blue Skies, which he recorded at the historic Abbey Road Studios. In addition to six Grammy nominations, these critically lauded albums have garnered MacFarlane several No. 1 debuts on the iTunes Jazz Charts and are top performers on the New Release Jazz pages. MacFarlane has also lent his baritone voice performing with Barbra Streisand and legendary composer John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl. With a deep appreciation for standards and the Great American Songbook, MacFarlane purchased the entire Sinatra chart library and has traveled the world singing with numerous celebrated symphony orchestras including BBC Proms; the National Symphony Orchestra; the Los Angeles and New York philharmonic orchestras; and the Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, and Baltimore symphony orchestras, among others.  

At 24, MacFarlane became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series Family Guy aired on Fox. He also serves as co-creator, Executive Producer, and voice actor on the fan-favorite series American Dad! Through his production company Fuzzy Door, MacFarlane created and currently stars in Hulu’s Emmy-nominated, live-action, space adventure series The Orville, which premiered its third season on June 2.  

On the feature side, he wrote and directed Ted, Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West, which have collectively grossed $800M+ at the worldwide box office. MacFarlane most recently produced Hulu’s Books of Blood and is developing a reimagined modern version of Revenge of the Nerds with the Lucas Bros. for 20th Century Studios.  

MacFarlane and Fuzzy Door currently have a multi-year television deal with Universal Studio Group. Under the pact, he is in pre-production on Peacock’s Ted TV series, which he is writing, producing, directing, and reprising the voice of the iconic foul-mouthed teddy bear for all episodes. He is also executive producing Peacock’s disaster science series The End Is Nye, hosted by Emmy-winning renowned science educator Bill Nye; The Winds of War; an untitled Little Rock Nine series; the All Our Wrong Todays TV adaptation; Peacock’s dystopian sci-fi short film Skywatch; and Netflix’s animated take on Norman Lear’s Good Times. Previously, he executive produced the 13-time Emmy-nominated Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey and the recent installment Cosmos: Possible Worlds 

As an actor, MacFarlane appeared in Showtime’s Golden Globe-nominated The Loudest Voice, Illumination’s animated family musical Sing, and Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky. A multi-hyphenate to his core, MacFarlane also hosted the 85th Academy Awards – where he was nominated for “Best Original Song” for Ted – and Saturday Night Live.