Date of Birth: 26 October 1973
Seth MacFarlane biography:
Brother of Rachael MacFarlane Cousin Tim Mercer has a punk-pop band in Brooklyn, New York. The name of his production company, Fuzzy Door, comes from the name of his apartment when he attended Rhode Island School of Design ("RISD"). The door to the house was covered in fur. Based the voice of Peter Griffin mostly from a loud mouthed security guard that worked on the campus where he attended college. Big Rex Harrison fan Based his Stewie Griffin voice from Rex Harrison's portrayal of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964). Was given voice training by a 90-year-old couple who also trained Frank Sinatra. Is a skilled pianist Has Scottish ancestry. Once lived in Wrentham, Massachusetts. His ancestors William Brewster and wife Mary were Mayflower passengers. Loves golf. Is an avid fan of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek". His favorite film in the "Star Wars" saga is "The Empire Strikes Back" and his favorite TV series in the "Star Trek" franchise is "The Next Generation". Is a devoted supporter of the Democratic Party. Ironically, his shows air on the FOX network, which is largely a Republican-supporting channel. Lives in Los Angeles. Was supposed to board the first plane which crashed into the Twin Towers on September 11th, but he missed his flight by one minute. He constantly references the movie Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels in both "Family Guy" (1999) and "American Dad!" (2005). Graduate of Kent School, the same high school which Ted Danson, Treat Williams, Peter Farrelly and Sebastian Siegel attended. Is good friends with Butch Hartman, creator of "The Fairly OddParents" (2001) and "Danny Phantom" (2004). He's a fan and personal friend of Keith Olbermann. Was voted as the "Smartest Man on TV" by Entertainment Weekly, the magazine that initially criticized "Family Guy" (1999), but had recently been more receptive to the show. He considered working for the Walt Disney Company after graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, but decided against it due to criticism from religious welfare groups. Instead he worked for Hanna-Barbara after the studio received his thesis film, The Life of Larry (1995), which was sent to them by Seth's professor at the RISD.