Seth MacFarlane

Biography: A Star Trek-watching, show tune-singing, entertainment-obsessed fanboy, MacFarlane began drawing cartoons at 2 years old and was publishing his own comic strip in his hometown newspaper by the age of 8. Sure of what he wanted to do for a living, the New England-born animator landed a job with Hanna-Barbera straight out of art school, drawing storyboards and writing scripts for such series as Dexter's Laboratory and Johnny Bravo. Fox soon approached him about creating his own show, and in 1999 the cult favorite Family Guy was born. With offbeat characters (many of whom were voiced by MacFarlane, who won a 2000 Emmy for his voice work), wall-to-wall pop-culture references and outrageous, politically incorrect humor that sparked all kinds of complaints, the cartoon sitcom had a rocky road and was canceled in 2002. But its surprisingly robust DVD sales prompted the network to give it another go in 2005, and MacFarlane continued his domination of Fox's Sunday-night animation blockA Star Trek-watching, show tune-singing, entertainment-obsessed fanboy, MacFarlane began drawing cartoons at 2 years old and was publishing his own comic strip in his hometown newspaper by the age of 8. Sure of what he wanted to do for a living, the New England-born animator landed a job with Hanna-Barbera straight out of art school, drawing storyboards and writing scripts for such series as Dexter's Laboratory and Johnny Bravo. Fox soon approached him about creating his own show, and in 1999 the cult favorite Family Guy was born. With offbeat characters (many of whom were voiced by MacFarlane, who won a 2000 Emmy for his voice work), wall-to-wall pop-culture references and outrageous, politically incorrect humor that sparked all kinds of complaints, the cartoon sitcom had a rocky road and was canceled in 2002. But its surprisingly robust DVD sales prompted the network to give it another go in 2005, and MacFarlane continued his domination of Fox's Sunday-night animation block with American Dad that same year and The Cleveland Show in 2009. Off screen, MacFarlane is a talented pianist. Expand

Seth MacFarlane's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 83 Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 15 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
17 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Family Guy: Season 18 Sep 29, 2019 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 14 Apr 15, 2019 Writer / Stan Smith/Roger tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 17 Jan 18, 2019 Guest tbd
tbd The Orville: Season 2 Dec 30, 2018 Captain Ed Mercer / Writer / Director / Creator / Executive Producer 7.9
tbd Family Guy: Season 17 Sep 30, 2018 Peter / Stewie / Brian / Tom Tucker / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire 6.1
tbd The Talk: Season 9 Sep 10, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 16 Jan 2, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 13 Dec 25, 2017 Writer / Stan Smith/Roger tbd
tbd Family Guy: Season 16 Oct 1, 2017 Peter (Professor Moriarty) / Stewie (Sherlock Holmes) / Brian (Dr. Watson) / Quagmire (Prisoner) / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Dr. Elmer Harman / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (And Various) / Carter Pewderschmidt / Dr. Hartman / Seamus / Tom Tucker / Dr. Hartman / Seamus / Ida Quagmire / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire 5.6
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 5 Sep 26, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 8 Sep 11, 2017 Guest tbd
36 The Orville: Season 1 Sep 10, 2017 Capt. Ed Mercer / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.3
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 3 Sep 6, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 15 Jan 20, 2017 Panelist tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 12 Nov 7, 2016 Writer / Stan Smith/Roger 7.7
tbd Family Guy: Season 15 Sep 25, 2016 Peter / Stewie / Brian / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (And Various) / Peter / Stewie / Quagmire / Tom Tucker / Henry Ford / Carter Pewterschmidt / Tom Tucker / Cater Pewterschmidt / Seamus / Tom Tucker / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire 4.6
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 4 Sep 20, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 4 Sep 19, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 2 Mar 29, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd American Dad!: Season 11 Jan 25, 2016 Stan Smith / Roger / Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Stan Smith/Roger 6.7
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 14 Jan 15, 2016 Guest tbd
46 Bordertown (2016): Season 1 Jan 3, 2016 Executive Producer 4.3
tbd Family Guy: Season 14 Sep 27, 2015 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire / Peter Griffin/Stewie/Brian/Quagmire/Tom Tucker 5.3
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 3 Sep 21, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
72 Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 1 Sep 8, 2015 Guest 5.8
tbd The View: Season 19 Sep 8, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Graham Norton Show: Season 17 Apr 18, 2015 Guest tbd
67 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 1 Mar 24, 2015 Guest 6.3

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