Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, filmmaker, comedian and singer. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and The Orville and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. He also wrote, directed and starred in the films Ted, its sequel Ted 2 and A Million Ways to Die in the West. He won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award. In 2013, MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards and was also nominated for Best Original Song for the song Everybody Needs a Best Friend from Ted.

Birth Name

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane




Actor, Animator, Filmmaker, Comedian, Singer


Traditional Pop, Big Band, Easy Listening, Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Show Tunes, Swing, Musical Comedy, Vocal


Vocals, Piano


Universal Republic, Republic Records



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Seth MacFarlane was born on the 26th of October 1973, in Kent, Connecticut, United States.


He’s currently 50 years old.

Sun Sign




Seth has English, Irish and Scottish ancestry with distant New England roots.





Seth completed his schooling in 1991 from Kent School. He went on to pursue his passion for animation and filming at the Rhode Island School of Design from where he earned a bachelor in fine arts degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Ronald Milton MacFarlane (Has served as a teacher at Kent School)

  • Mother – Ann Perry (née Sager) (Has worked in the Admissions Office at South Kent School)
  • Siblings – Rachael Ann MacFarlane (Younger Sister) (Voice Actress)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Seth MacFarlane has dated –

  • Nicole Sullivan (1998-2000) – From 1998 to 2000, the actors Nicole Sullivan and Seth were an item.
  • Tamera Mowry-Housley (2006) – Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley went on a date with Seth MacFarlane in 2006, which she revealed in 2013 during an episode of The Real.
  • Christa Campbell (2006) – In 2006, actors Christa Campbell and Seth briefly dated together.
  • Jessica Barth (2006) – In 2006, actors Jessica Barth and Seth MacFarlane were an item.
  • Kat Foster (2007-2008) – From 2007 to January 2008, actors Kat Foster and Seth MacFarlane were romantically linked to each other.
  • Eliza Dushku (2008-2009) – In March 2008, actors Eliza Dushku and Seth met via a mutual friend and started dating each other. The couple kept their private lives secret and in November 2009, the two stopped seeing each other. He is 8 years her senior.
  • Amanda Bynes (2008) – After meeting actress Amanda Bynes on the set of Family Guy, the two of these started dating each other in July 2008 and split later in the year. He is approx 13 years her senior.

  • Kate Todd (2008-2009) – From 2008 to early 2009, Canadian singer Kate Todd and Seth MacFarlane were romantically linked to each other. Here also, Kate is 14 years his junior.
  • Kaylee DeFer (2009) – After meeting actress Kaylee DeFer in 2006 at the set of the sitcom The War at Home, the couple dated briefly in 2009.
  • Ashley Greene (2009) – In 2009, actors Ashley Greene and Seth MacFarlane had a couple of dates.
  • Katie Sah (2009) – In 2009, Seth dated a girl named, Katie Sah after getting introduced to her via his college friend. He also took her for shopping in Beverly Hills to buy her a Roberto Cavalli gown so that she can wear it to Emmys as his date.
  • Audrina Patridge (2009) – In December 2009, the reality TV star, Audrina Patridge and Seth had an encounter when they were pictured together at Seth’s house party in Hollywood Hills. Nothing came out of the relationship.
  • Alexandra Breckenridge (2011) – They have worked together for years on Family Guy, but in 2011, they secretly started dating each other. In November 2011, she also appeared at the American Music Awards VIP after party.

  • Emilia Clarke (2012-2013) – From July 2012 to March 2013, English actress Emilia Clarke and Seth dated each other.

  • Halston Sage (2017-Present) – In September 2017, Seth commenced dating the fellow actress, Halston Sage.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 83 kg
  • In Pounds – 183 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40-15-38
  • Chest – 40 in or 102 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 15 in or 38 cm
  • Waist – 38 in or 96.5 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 10.5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Seth is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–present) and The Orville (2017–present) and co-creator of the TV series, American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also wrote, directed and starred in the films, Ted (2012), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) & its sequel Ted 2 (2015).

Film Debut

In 1995, MacFarlane first appeared in a animated film, The Life of Larry where he voiced the role of Larry, Steve and Lois. It was a student film directed by himself.

Television Debut

In 1997, Seth was seen in just one episode of animation showcase series, What a Cartoon! where he voiced the role of Larry and Steve.

Album Debut

In September 27, 2011, MacFarlane released his first album, Music Is Better Than Words via Universal Republic Records. It peaked at #111 at Us Billboard 200.

Brand Endorsements

In 2009, Seth appeared in a TV commercial for Later in 2012, he was seen in AXE Hair commercial. He was also seen in the television commercials for animated television series American Dad! and Family Guy.

Seth MacFarlane Net worth

Seth MacFarlane has an estimated net worth of $300 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Seth MacFarlane

  • By the age of 2, he started creating cartoon characters.
  • As a 9 year old child, he used to earn $5 a week from a local newspaper based in Kent, Connecticut for publishing a comic strip.
  • He is the creator of adult animated sitcom, Family Guy.
  • Seth is good friends with Charlize Theron, Amy Schumer, Norah Jones, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Matt Groening.
  • He has his own production company called Fuzzy Door.
  • In 1996, MacFarlane made Larry & Steve, a sequel to The Life of Larry. Fox Broadcasting Company saw the films and expressed its desire to convert them into an animation series.
  • In 2000, Seth won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice for Family Guy.
  • In 2002, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for You’ve Got a Lot to See from Family Guy.
  • In 2007, MacFarlane began creating his next animation sitcom, The Cleveland Show.
  • In 2008, he released a web television series called Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.
  • In 2008, Seth signed a $100 million deal with Fox Broadcasting Company to extend his shows Family Guy and American Dad! for four years. This deal made him the highest paid television writer.
  • In 2008, MacFarlane released a series of webisodes known as Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy with its animated shorts sponsored by Burger King and released weekly.
  • In 2009, he began work on the animated series Bordertown. The series is set in Texas and follows a border patrol agent and a Mexican immigrant, satirizing America’s changing cultural landscape.
  • In 2009, he appeared as a vocalist at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra in Prom 22 A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals.
  • In 2010, he reappeared at the Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra in a Christmas concert special.
  • In 2013, he announced that he would be working on the American sitcom Dads. The show was canceled after the first season. The same year, he hosted the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
  • In 2013, he won the People’s Choice Award under the Favorite Movie category for Ted.
  • In 2013, Seth MacFarlane also won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Series for his work in Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
  • In 2014, he executive-produced a two-season, 20-episode series called Blunt Talk for Starz.
  • In 2015, MacFarlane revealed support for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he introduced Sanders onstage at a Los Angeles rally.
  • In 2017, he also created and starred in an American science fiction comedy-drama series titled The Orville.
  • In September 15, 2017, MacFarlane released his fourth studio album In Full Swing.
  • In 2019, he revealed support for Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.
  • In 2019, he also starred in an American drama miniseries titled The Loudest Voice.
  • In 2020, Seth was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
  • In 2022, a new species of Hyloscirtus frog (Hyloscirtus sethmacfarlanei) was described from Ecuador and named after him.


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