Seth MacFarlane
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Seth MacFarlane


Seth MacFarlane is a man of multiple accomplishments; he is an actor, singer, screenplay writer, director, and producer. 

MacFarlane has been a part of the entertainment industry for over two decades. Some of his major projects include movies, cartoons, and TV shows, such as Family Guy, Sing, A Million Ways To Die in the West, Logan LuckyDexter’s LaboratoryTed, Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West

Who Is Seth MacFarlane?

Seth MacFarlane is best known as the creator and a voice actor for Family Guy. In Fox’s long-running series, MacFarlane voices some of the main characters: Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Glenn Quagmire. In addition to the producing and acting duties, he also worked as a screenplay writer for the show until 2010.

His Early Bio And Childhood

Born in Kent, Connecticut, on October 26, 1973, Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is the eldest child and only son of Ronald Milton MacFarlane and Ann Perry (Sager). His father, Ronald, was a prep school teacher, while his mother was an admissions office worker. 

MacFarlane was raised alongside a younger sister named Rachael MacFarlane in a family of four. Rachael is also a voice artist and writer like her elder brother.

Seth received his primary and secondary education from the Kent School and graduated in 1991. He later joined the Rhode Island School of Design, where he learned filming and animation. He eventually graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Early Career

Seth MacFarlane started his career as a writer for Hanna-Barbera (now merged with Warner Bros.) in 1995. At Hanna-Barbera, he worked at Cartoon Network and was a part of shows such as Johnny Bravo (1995-2004), Dexter’s Laboratory (1996-2002), Cow and Chicken (1997-1999), and I Am Weasel (1997-2000).

At the same time, he was also a freelancer for companies such as Walt Disney Television Animation and Nelvana Limited. While as a freelancer, he worked on shows such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1996-1999) and Jungle Cubs (1996).

Seth MacFarlane’s biggest break came when Fox Broadcasting Company bought Family Guy (1999-Present) rights in 1998. After the Family Guy acquisition, MacFarlane became the youngest TV executive producer at 24.

What Is Seth MacFarlane’s Net Worth?

Celebrity Net Worth calculates MacFarlane’s net worth as $300 million. Up until 2018, his net worth was estimated at $200 million. However, the value took a significant rise after he signed a contract worth nearly $200 million with NBCUniversal in early 2020.

MacFarlane’s income also comprises the revenue generated by his movies and royalty from his shows.

One of his most successful movies, Ted—which he co-produced, wrote, and played the titular role—has earned over $218 million at the U.S. domestic box office alongside a worldwide collection exceeding $549 million, according to Boxofficemojo.

 Its sequel Ted 2 couldn’t live up to the original, but it still has managed to summon a global box office collection of over $215 million against a $68 million budget. 

Likewise, MacFarlane also voiced one of the main characters named Mike in the $634 million worldwide-grossing animated movie Sing (2016).

Income From 'Family Guy'

Though his movies' proceeds cover a part of Seth’s net worth, his earning is still heavily dependent on his shows’ income. Family Guy was valued at an astounding $2 billion in 2008; the brand’s worth has gone significantly over the years. Further, Gazette Review reported in 2016 that, in addition to the royalty, Seth also earned $50,000 as an episode fee from the show and a minimum annual salary of $2 million from Fox Television.

Personal Life and Marital Status

MacFarlane has never been reported to have gotten married till now. But he has been reported to have had an active dating history with some famous entertainment industry personalities.

Some of his confirmed ex-girlfriends are as follows:

Emilia Clarke (2012-2013): MacFarlane’s short-term relationship to the Game of Thrones actress lasted a few months during which they were occasionally seen together. While the two were together, Clarke’s fans disapproved of the relationship as they often considered the actress way out of Seth’s league. Clarke mentioned this in her Glamour interview about how a particular Game of Thrones fan approached her and expressed disapproval.

Tamera Mowry-Housley: The Tia & Tamera star opened up in a 2013 interview with Hip Hollywood that she dated the 46-year-old director for a single day. Tamera still loves to credit herself as the reason for MacFarlane becoming interested in dating African-American women. It is unclear if Tamera was serious or joking about her fling.

Other than the two Hollywood divas, Seth MacFarlane’s name has also been tied to a few other personalities, including Amanda Bynes, Eliza Dushku, Alexis Knapp, and Halston Sage. But such tie-ups stories haven't been confirmed by MacFarlane

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