Seth Green | Biography

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  • Full Name Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
  • Occupation Actor, Voiceover Actor, Producer, Director, Writer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 08, 1974
  • Age 50 Years, 2 Months
  • Did You Know? Seth Green has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of September 2021.


Co-creator, Executive Producer and the Most Frequently Heard Voice on 'Robot Chicken'

Seth Green | Biography

Known For Television Series like 'Family Guy' and 'Robot Chicken'

In 1999, Seth Green began voicing one of the most significant roles of his career. He voices the anime character Chris Griffin on Fox's animated sitcom 'Family Guy,' created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It initially premiered on 31 January 1991. In the sitcom, Green voiced an overweight and unintelligent teenage son of Peter and Lois Griffin. He has voiced the character for over twenty-two years. As of May 2021, he voiced the character on 369 episodes in 19 seasons. The twentieth season will air on 26 September 2021.

Seth Green is an award-winning actor, voice actor, director, writer, and producer, best known for his works in the Austin Powers film series Family Guy and Robot Chicken. 

Who is Seth Green?

Seth Green is an American actor who began working at age seven, appearing in several commercials. He kicked off his acting career in 1984 as a child actor. He then appeared in multiple films and TV series and voiced many characters throughout his career. He is prominently known for his roles as Dr. Evil's son Scott in the Austin Powers film series, Oz on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2000)and Chris Griffin on Fox's hit Family Guy (1999-present).

In 2005, he became co-creator, director, writer, executive producer, and star of the animated series Robot Chicken. The series earned him the 'Primetime Emmy Award,' 'Annie Award,' and 'OFTA Television Award.'

Early Life & Career

Seth Green, in full, Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 8 February 1974. He was born to Herbert and Barara (née Gesshel) and has an older sister named Kaela. Raised Jewish, his ancestors were from Russia, Poland, and Scotland.

Green appeared in several commercials at a young age before entering the entertainment industry. He started appearing in commercials at age seven, including Lee Jeans, Burger King, Kodak, and Jell-O Pudding Pops. 


Green debuted his professional acting career as a child actor in 1984 in the comedy-drama film The Hotel New Hampshire, portraying the role of 'Egg' Berry. In the movie, he worked alongside stars like Rob Lowe and Jodie Foster. That year, he also appeared as Benjamin 'Ape-Face' Andrews in the comedy film Billions for Boris. In 1987, he was cast as Joe in the comedy film Radio Days and as Chuckie Miller, a little brother of Patrick Dempsey, in the romantic comedy film Can't Buy Me Love. Then he appeared in films such as Big Business (1988), My stepmother Is an Alien (1988), Pump Up the Volume (1990), and Missing Parents (1990).

About being a child actor, Green said, "My childhood success came and went real fast. Between 12 and 16, I grew--as much as I was going to, anyway--and no longer looked the same. Like most child actors, I found it a difficult adjustment. Still, I've done so many things that I wasn't associated with one thing."

He was also part of the 1992 fantasy film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which he portrayed the role of a super mellow werewolf guitarist Daniel "Oz" Osbourne. Green got a breakthrough role when he was cast as third youth at Hot Dog Stand in the thriller drama film White Man's Burden, released in 1995. About his breakthrough role, he mentioned, "I think [it] was really a defining moment for me. It was a time when I knew that I was really making it as an actor."

He was offered a role in the comedy film Chairman of the Board (1998), but he turned it down to play the role of Scott Evil as Dr. Evil's son in the spy-action comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). In an interview in 2005, Green said that choosing between the two films was difficult. However, starring in the Austin Powers series earned him fame and recognition. Later, he played in the other series of Austin Powers, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). 

In 2003, he appeared in the thriller film The Italian Job, portraying the role of Lyle. Later, he appeared in films such as Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), The Best Man (2005), Electric Apricot (2006), Sex Drive (2008), Mars Needs Moms (2011), The Story of Luke (2012), The Identical (2014), Dear Dictator (2017), Changeland (2019), and aTypical Wednesday (2020).

Television Works

Green debuted on television the same year he made his first big-screen appearance. In 1984, he appeared as Charlie in the TV series Young People's Specials. The following year, he popped up as Tommy Sanders on the adventure-comedy drama ABC Afterschool Specials and Timmy on the fantasy-comedy drama Tales from the Darkside. In 1986, he featured in the TV movie Action Family, portraying the role of Danny Elliot. He also starred in TV movies such as Divided We Stand (1988), Our Shining Moment (1991), and The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993).

Furthermore, Green starred in numerous TV series and TV mini-series, including The Facts of Life (1988), Free Spirit (1989), Life Goes On and It (1990), Good & Evil (1991), The Byrds of Paradise (1994), Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories (1995), Temporary Yours (1997), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2000). He also appeared as Mith Miller on That '70s Show (2003-2004), as Jimmy Bender on Greg the Bunny (2002-2004), as Brightling on MADtv (2000-2005), as Barry on Four Kings(2006), and as Eli Sachs on Dads(2013-2014).

Voice Acting

In addition to films and television works, Green began voicing for animated characters in 1987. That year, he voiced in the animated TV series The Comic Strip. In 1999, he lent his voice to Nelson Nash in the sci-fi TV movie Batman Beyond: The Movie. From 1999 to 2000, he voiced Eddie McDowd in the fantasy comedy series 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd. 

'Family Guy'

In 1999, he also began voicing one of the most significant roles of his career. He voices the anime character Chris Griffin on Fox's animated sitcom Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It initially premiered on 31 January 1991. In the sitcom, Green voiced an overweight and unintelligent teenage son of Peter and Lois Griffin. He has voiced the character for over twenty-two years. As of May 2021, he voiced the character on 369 episodes in 19 seasons. The twentieth season will air on 26 September 2021.

"Family Guy (1999) 's one of the best jobs I've ever had. Ever. It's a show I love to watch, so it's a thrill to get to be on it. It's a fairly easy job to do, and I have a lot of fun. And the fact that fans are responding, too, it blows my mind. I mean, it's exciting that people like it. It makes me feel like there's a similarity in consciousness," Green said.

'Robot Chicken'

In 2005, Green started the animated stop-motion sketch comedy TV series Robot Chicken. It was premiered on 20 February 2005 on Adult Swim. Co-created with Matthew Senreichthe series was directed, written, and executive produced by Green. As of September 2021, he has voiced in the series over 200 episodes in 10 seasons. The series was nominated for 'Primetime Emmy Awards' multiple times and won the award in 2010, 2016, and 2018. 

In addition, Green won 'Annie Award' for Best Directing in an Animated Television Production in 2008 for his work in Robot Chicken: Star Wars (2007), and for Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for his voice of Robot Chicken Nerd in Robot Chicken in 2015.

Production and Direction

In 2010, Green co-founded an animation production studio, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. And since then, it has produced numerous projects including, Robot Chicken, Crossing Swords on Hulu's, M.O.D.O.K. of Marvel, followed by Crackle's SuperMansion, Adult Swim's Hot Streets along with WWE's Camp WWE in 2016.

Further, in 2017 the studio secured a two-year first-look contract with 20th Century Fox Film for the production of animation and live-action films. And in 2019, it co-produced Green’s writer-directorial debut movie Changeland.

The movie was about a man who got cheated on by his wife after which he embarks on a journey to Thailand with his best friend Dan, to console his wounds. There Green acted the lead role alongside Breckin Meyer, Brenda Strong, and Macaulay Caulkin.

In addition to the movies, Green went on to release the soundtracks played in the movie on vinyl format And it included the compositions of Lorde, Coldplay, Gotye among others.

Other Projects

In 2018 Green was reported to make vocal contributions in the actor J. Lee’s directorial debut animated movie Wednesday. Then, in 2020, he began voicing on the animated series Crossing Sword as the character Blinkerquartz.

Alongside, from 2018 to 2019, he voiced for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s character Howard the Duck on the series Guardians of the Galaxy and then on series What if…? in 2021. While he also voiced the role of Cad Bane on the infamous franchise series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, which is under post-production in 2021.  


Along with multiple nominations, Green shared the winning 2010, 2016, and 2018 ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ under the category ‘Outstanding Short Form Animated Program’ for Robot Chicken.

Further, he won the ‘Best Directing in an Animated Television Production’ at the 2008 ‘Annie Awards’ for Robot Chicken: Star Wars of 2007. Followed by that he shared the ‘Best Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form’ at 2009 and 2011 ‘Annie Awards’ for Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II of 2008 and Robot Chicken: Star Wars III of 2010, respectively.

Personal Life

Green got engaged to actress Clare Grant on New Year's Eve in 2009. The couple then tied the knot on 1 May 2010. They have co-worked in many films and series, including Robot Chicken, Changeland, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 

Net worth and Height

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Green is estimated to have around $40 million of net worth.

While, according to, he stands between 5.3 feet and 5.4feet tall. In addition, he revealed in an interview that he is under 5.5 feet tall.

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