Celebrity Name: Seth MacFarlane
Full Name: Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Birthday: October 26, 1973
Place of Origin: Connecticut, US
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Profession: Actor, Animator, Composer, Voice Actor, Television Producer, Singer, Comedian, Screenwriter, Television and Film Director
Seth MacFarlane Total Net Worth: $300 million
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane or very famously known as Seth Macfarlane is a successful actor, animator, composer, voice actor, singer, comedian, screenwriter, television producer, television, and film director.
He was born on October 26, 1973, in Kent, Connecticut. His parents are Ronald Milton MacFarlane and Ann Perry; they met each other in 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, where they later married in the same year.
They moved to Kent, Connecticut, two years after their marriage. This where Seth grew up. He has a younger sister named Rachael MacFarlane, who is also a voice actor.
During Seth’s childhood years, he already began to show interest in drawing and illustration of cartoon characters Woody Woodpecker and Fred Flinstones.
At 5 years old, Seth already made a career decision to become an animator, at this time, he began making flipbooks.
He continued to work on his animations that by the age of 9, he was publishing his comic strip “Walter Crouton” to a local newspaper The Kent Good Times-Dispatch, and he was paid $5 per week.
Seth graduated in high school and received his diploma at Kent School in 1991. He continued to pursue his career in animation, video, and film at Rhode Island School of Design. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Seth already created several independent films during his time as a student, where he was acquainted with people that would be a part of his success in the future. It was also in this time at RISD where Seth is venturing and performing his stand up comedy act.
In his senior year at RISD, his thesis film “The Life of Larry”, which later on became the inspiration for the Family Guy was submitted by his professor to one of the animation studios Hanna-Barbara, where they saw his potential and later on hired him.
During his time with Hanna-Barbara studios, he was one of the few people who are hired, not by his animation skills but based on his writing skills.
In 1996, Seth continued his thesis film and created a sequel for it called Larry & Steve. His short film was broadcasted as one of Cartoon Network’s World Premiere Toons.
His experience working with the studio is like that of a Hollywood structure where he moved from one show after another, and from one task to another.
In his time with Hanna-Barbara, Seth has worked with the show Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, I am Weasel and, Cow and Chicken.
He also did some freelance work with Walt Disney Television Animation by writing for the show Jungle Cubs, Nelvana, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
Seth’s career edge is his unique approach to animation and humor. During his time with Hanna-Barbara, he already made a move for his creation “Family Guy” Fox TV comedy department.
He was given his prime break when Fox made a deal with him to start a pilot film for the show Family Guy and after six months, the producers loved it and ordered for the immediate production of the film.
It was a successful run for Seth in the Television career continuing with American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy and The Orville.
In his film career, he directed and co-starred in the movie Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West.
In his music career, Seth signed a record with Universal Records and released several albums.
Seth MacFarlane Awards and Nominations
Seth as an actor, writer, producer, animator, comedian, and singer has collected several nominations and awards all throughout his career. Here are some of his major industry accomplishments.
He has received nominations in the Academy Awards, British Academy Television Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Awards, Critics Choice Movie Awards, Critics Choice Television Awards, Annie Awards, The Comedy Awards, and GLAAD Media Awards, just to name a few.
He won Emmy Awards in 2000, 2002, 2016, 2017, 2019 and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2020, Inducted in the Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019, Producers Guild of America Awards in 2015, Writers Guild of America Awards in 2015, St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Comedy Awards in 2012, TCA Awards in 2014, Annie Awards in 2006 and ASCAP Awards in 2013, just to name a few.
Seth MacFarlane Total Net Worth
Seth MacFarlane is a multi-talented genius. He has received recognition and acknowledgment both from people in the industry as well as his critics. He is proof of hard work and dedication that inspired people to follow their dreams and what they want in life.
He has a total net worth of $300 million.