You might have seen Family Guy, American Dad on the television many times but have you ever wondered if it gets any crazier than this? These shows come from the brilliant mind of Seth MacFarlane, one of the best American producers and writers of our time. He started his career as the creator of Family Guy and then rose to fame from there.
Seth isn’t just the creator of Family Guy and American Dad, he produces these shows and also provides voice-over talent, and both of these shows have now become critical hits. Showing off his talents in these shows really paid off when he made the transition to the big screen, he then starred in movies like Ted (2012), Ted 2 (2015), and A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014). He is currently starring in the Hit Sci-Fi Comedy Show “The Orville”.
In these past years, Seth MacFarlane has proved one thing- There is nothing in this world that he can’t do. He is a modern-day Renaissance man. Seth has made his mark on Hollywood with his unique talents and humor.
Interesting Facts About Seth MacFarlane
Is there anything that Seth MacFarlane can’t do? Here are some of the facts that you don’t know about the veteran producer.
He’s Actually Named After The Town Drunk
Did you know that Seth MacFarlane’s middle name is Woodbury? It also has an unusual connection to Connecticut Town. In a recent interview, Seth revealed that his middle name actually doesn’t have any connection with the New England Town, but has a far funnier origin. He said that a lot of men in his family have the middle name Woodbury, and about ten years ago, they decided to ask their grandmother about it. Their grandmother then revealed that Woodbury was actually the town drunk whom she thought was the funniest guy she ever met.
So, we’re all named after not just a drunk, but a jolly turn-of-the-century drunk.”
He Barely Survived Through 9/11
Seth MacFarlane narrowly escaped death during 9/11, seems almost unreal, right? He was supposed to be in one of the two flights that were hijacked and collided with the twin towers on September 11, 2009. Since he was hung over, he was given the wrong departure time. Later, he arrived at the airport 10 minutes late and missed his flight. After missing the plane he went to the passenger lounge to rest, upon waking up he witness the horrifying news about the massacre of 9/11. When both planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the airline announced which planes were involved in this horrid event. MacFarlane then realized that he was supposed to be in the second plane.
His First Paying Job Was At Age Nine
Family Guy and American Dad isn’t Seth MacFarlane’s first rodeo with animation. He showed a unique kind of love and passion for animation from a very young age. He actually submitted one of his drawings to a local newspaper, he was so talented that the newspaper company was impressed by his skills. The company hired him and he used to draw for them once a week for $5.
He Had A Profound Love For Disney
Seth MacFarlane originally wanted to work as an animator for Disney, he had so much love for the company. Although this changed when he got to know more about the company, he then came to the conclusion that the mouse house wasn’t right for him. This was actually a huge turning point for his career, maybe one day he will be able to satisfy the dreams of his younger self.
The Orville Is His Dream Come True
Seth MacFarlane currently stars in The Orville, a comedy sci-fi series that he himself wrote and created. He stars as the captain of the infamous space ship whereas his ex-wife in the show is the first officer. The Orville is something that Seth wanted to create since childhood. The series is a hit which is definitely not a surprise, MacFarlane revealed that the series is made to incorporate the optimism that Star Trek actually embodied, especially in these times when only dark sci-fi shows are streaming.
He Once Hosted The Oscars Drunk
Did you know that Seth MacFarlane got drunk while hosting the 2013 Oscars? This isn’t the first time because he is known to drink on stage. You can even see him on panels where he has been holding a glass of scotch. At the Dolby theatre, he did all of this drinking offstage, he knew that there was no way that he was going to present sober.
This drinking habit of his really overwhelmed him at the Oscars, he had to dance and perform other acts. He still kept his cool but deep down he was struggling.
He Has A Weird Connection To Game Of Thrones
You must be thinking now, how does Seth MacFarlane have a connection to Game Of Thrones? Seth MacFarlane once dated actress Emilia Clarke who played Queen Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones.
What Is Seth MacFarlane’s Net Worth?
Anyone who created a television show for a major network has his life settled, they will die very happily and also very rich. Since Seth MacFarlane created not just one but four hit shows (Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, and The Orville), his net worth has surged to $300 million.
Seth MacFarlane’s Inspirational Quotes and Sayings
Seth is one of the best producers, writers, and actors of our generation. He has contributed a lot towards television and other forms of entertainment, here are some of his inspirational quotes that you can check out!
I do not believe in God. I’m an atheist. I consider myself a critical thinker, and it fascinates me that in the 21st century most people still believe in, as George Carlin puts it, ‘the invisible man living in the sky
The only reason we die, is because we accept death as an inevitability.
I hate people who say ‘Just to play devil’s advocate’.
You gotta keep the funny intact.
I was a huge ‘Star Trek’ fan. I loved the ‘Twilight Zone’ growing up. In the future, I hope to create some thoughtful, sci-fi drama.
I have a car that I like – an Aston Martin – for Sunday drives in the country.
I love the English. My God, they brought us ‘Benny Hill,’ ‘Monty Python,’ ‘The Office,’ Neville Chamberlain.
When astrology was conceived, all of the celestial bodies were in different places. So if you’re a Sagittarius now, I guess you would have been a Capricorn 2,000 years ago.
The only problem is time.
Whoever invented spray cheese had to have been a Harvard guy.
Evolution doesn’t care whether you believe in it or not, no more than gravity does. I want to rekindle excitement over what we’ve achieved as a species with the space program. We can’t afford to regress back to the days of superstition.
There have to be people who are vocal about the advancement of knowledge over faith.
Adults acting like children and children acting like adults is generally a pretty reliable comic device.
The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change.
I’m wide open to getting married, but actors are not easy people to date. You end up sharing that person with this other mistress that is their career. I very much like the traditional courtship method of making a date. That’s what they do in normal places, but Hollywood’s not normal.
What makes me happy is just keeping my brain challenged and stimulated and on its toes.
The relationship between Aquaman and Aqualad should be investigated.
Denzel Washington has a great sense of humor. He did all those ‘Nutty Professor’ movies.
If you literally believe the story of Noah, try getting a monkey in a car during a storm. It’s almost impossible. Now do it one more time.
I tend to lean more towards the Westerns of the 40s and 50s as opposed to the 60s and 70s. They get a little too drab for me when you get into the Spaghetti Western era. I love the John Ford movies. I love the music. I love the scope.
Fox is notorious for having a very thick skin about taking shots at themselves.
Every woman’s innate ability to let anything go.
Believe it or not, I have about the same success rate as anyone else. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you miss.
I think at times I read too much of my own press. I wish I was better at taking in how great my life is, but that’s surprisingly elusive. I tend to be very hard on myself and insecure about failing no matter what happens.
I’m big on the importance of science, particularly right now at this point in time when there’s sort of a systematic rejection of science by a lot of people in America.
The Simpsons are ugly-looking, and they should be. That’s what works. That’s one of the things that’s funny.
I don’t gravitate toward any particular genre. I like to do things that interest me, regardless of genre. I’ve had a blast doing Cosmos, and I’m said that it’s coming to an end. I would like to do something else like that.
The average person has eight different jobs over the course of their lifetime. You get a little antsy doing the same thing.
If something is shocking without being funny it’s hard to justify.
I did a lot of theater when I was in high school and college. I also did stand-up in college, so it was always part of what I did.
I distrust all television doctors.
I wrote on a show called Johnny Bravo when I was at Hanna-Barbera.
If a song is funny and absurd, and it sounds great, it’s just going to be that much funnier. And there’s no better example of that than ‘Monty Python.
I spent my entire childhood in the same town, in Kent. I went to grade school there. There was a boarding school that my mother taught at, called – appropriately enough – Kent School, that I went to. Yeah, pretty much my entire childhood was spent in that town.
I cannot tell good art from bad art. I have no eye for it.
At one point, I was hell-bent on being a Disney animator, and sort of got over that in college and wanted to do my own stuff. You know, towards the end of college I had actually planned to go to the Boston Conservatory of Music for musical theater.
I still do a lot of drawing on a daily basis.
My dad always played Anne Murray in the car on the way to the dump when I was a kid.
The trend today is vampires, zombies, angels, all the stuff that puts me right to sleep. It’s too bad because it’s so much less interesting than the diversity of stories you can tell with science.
Chris Elliott could read the phonebook and he’s funny.
Sarah Palin is very pro-life of course, unless the life is that of an Iraqi civilian or a wolf running frantically from a roaring helicopter while being strafed with ribbons of automatic weapons fire.
When you are in a room and your job is to write jokes 10 hours a day, your mind starts going to strange places.
Nobody sets out to offend or shock for the sake of shocking. You set out to get laughs.
Some of those more out-there jokes were written in the wee hours of the morning. Somehow, they remained funny the next day.
Most of the outrage comes from not the public, but from the media, the press and writers.
I’m one of the few people in Hollywood who actually had a good childhood.
Every year, the Friday before the new Saturday-morning shows would premiere, the networks would do this big preview special, and I was always glued to the TV. As horrible as they were, they were entertaining at the time. There was a lot of showmanship from the networks based around the new lineup.
With any half-hour comedy, it kind of takes on its own life and finds itself.
The problem with the cable networks is the lack of money, not from personal income but as far as show budget.
I can’t believe I am hosting the Oscars. It’s an honor everyone else said no.
You would not want me on your football team.
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There is absolutely no doubt that Seth MacFarlane is God-Gifted, he amasses so much talent. Just by creating a hit television series, he has now become a comedy icon of the modern world. People want to impersonate him, people want to be like him, and most importantly, people want to act like him.
Just watch Family Guy or The Orville to see what we are talking about! The third season of the hit sci-fi series, The Orville is currently streaming on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ Internationally, make sure to check it out!
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