Seth MacFarlane: Bio, Career, Net Worth, Dating History, Etc

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Seth MacFarlane: Bio, Career, Net Worth, Dating History, Etc

If you've ever watched "Family Guy" animated TV sitcom series, you are sure to know who Seth MacFarlane is; a writer, filmmaker, actor, animator, voice artist, and singer, but best known for appearing in "Family Guy". Additionally, he wrote, directed and starred in the favorite film, Ted and Ted 2.

Seth MacFarlane (full name: Seth Woodbury MacFarlane) was born on October 26, 1973, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. His parents are Ronald Milton MacFarlane and Ann Perry. He also has a sister, Rachael Ann MacFarlane, who is a voice actress.

His father was a teacher, and his mother used to work in the College Guidance and Admissions Offices at the Kent School. His mother died on July 16, 2010, after fighting a long battle with cancer.

Early Life

Seth was interested in drawings and illustrations since he was a child and he even decided his career in the field of animation.

In 1991, Seth earned his high school diploma from Kent School. Then he went to Rhode Island School of Design (RSID) to study film, video, and animation and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.


Seth wanted to work at Disney, but he changed his mind while graduating.

He created a series of independent films when he was at RSID, and he also produced a thesis film, The Life of Larry, which later inspired Family Guy. His professor submitted this to an animation studio, Hanna-Barbera where he got hired.

Seth MacFarlane created a television series, The Orville in 2017, including Family Guy (1999-2003, 2005-present). He also co-created other two television series American Dad from 2005 to present and The Cleveland Show from 2009-2013.

He wrote and animated many of Hanna-Barbera television series, which includes Cow and Chicken, I Am Weasel, Larry & Steve and many others. His guest appearance includes in the series like Gilmore Girls, The War at Home, Flashforward and others.


Apart from working in television, Seth MacFarlane also worked in movies. He wrote, directed and even starred in Ted, which was released in 2012 and its sequel Ted 2 in 2015. Ted was very successful and was the 12th highest grossing move in 2102.

Ted 2 did well in Box Office too receiving mix reviews from critics. And he also wrote and directed another movie in 2015, A Million Ways to Die in the West, a comedy movie, distributed worldwide by Universal Pictures.

Singing Career

Seth MacFarlane has released four studio album till today; Music Is Better Than Words.

Holiday for Swing, Noone Ever Tells You and In full Swing. Seth has also performed in Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall and others too. In 2013, Seth was featured on Calabria Foti's single, Let's Fall in Love.

Awards And Nomination

Seth has received awards and nominations for his work.

He won Primetime Emmy Award for four times and an Annie Award for his work in Family Guy. Seth also won Webby Award in 2009 for Film & Video Person of the Year. He has also won awards for his music career. Seth has been nominated four times in Grammy.

In 2013, the song from Ted, Everbody Needs a Best Friend was nominated for Best Original Song on 85th Academy Awards in 2013.


Seth has also served as producer in his career portfolio. He was an executive producer of the Neil deGrasse Tyson-hosted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

It was an update of 1980's Cosmos series which was hosted by Carl Sagan.

Is Seth MacFarlane Gay?

Seth MacFarlane is a passionate supporter of the gay community. He is actives regarding the issue. But we can't say that he is gay just because he is supporting the gay community.

Seth dated Emilia Clarke, a British actress in 2012 for six months. So, to call him a gay would be blunt. As Seth hasn't open about his se*uality, we can't make any claim. However, it may be safe to assume that Seth is a bise*ual.

Net worth

Seth has earned his big chunk of money from his television career. With his success in family guy, Seth landed in a five-year $100 million deal with Fox in 2009. Seth MacFarlane net worth $200 million dollars. His movie Ted was a great success.

The film's total gross was $549.4 million against the budget of $50 million. Likewise its sequel, Ted 2 earned $ 216.7 million worldwide against its budget of $68 million. And in A Million Ways To Die In West, where he was the main character earned $87 million worldwide with its budget of $40 million.

Also, his television appearances, shows, music career, host earned him millions to add up in his fortune. Seth McFarlane also franchises products like video games, mobile apps and others which is over $1 billion in value.

Houses And Cars

In 2008, Seth bought his a home at the cost of $13.5 million at 1542 Tower Grove Drive.

It is over 10,000 square feet, with four bedroom-seven bathrooms, initially built in 1981. The home has a pool, a full-sized tennis court and a lot of areas. Not only this, but Seth also owns a 20,000 square feet, three stories mansion with ample office space in Beverly Hills.

Its cost is around $11 million. There he has got $1 million Imax theater in the basement. And, Seth has black convertible Maserati and the replica of the DeLorean in his car collection. Let us take a look at his house and cars below:

Body Measurement

Seth has a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.81 m. Further, he weighs about 83 kg or 183 pounds. Moreover, his hair and eye color is dark brown.