Seth MacFarlane’s talents encompass every aspect of the entertainment industry. A true multi-hyphenate, he is behind some of today’s most popular content in television, music, and film, having garnered five Emmys, five Grammy nominations, and an Academy Award nomination.
He has released seven studio albums: Music is Better Than Words, Holiday for Swing, No One Ever Tells You, In Full Swing, Once in a While, Great Songs from Stage & Screen, and his most recent, Blue Skies, which he recorded at the historic Abbey Road studios. In addition to multiple Grammy nominations, these albums have garnered MacFarlane several No. 1 debuts on the iTunes Jazz Charts and New Release Jazz pages. MacFarlane has lent his baritone voice performing a duet with Barbra Streisand and joining legendary composer John Williams onstage at the Hollywood Bowl. With a deep appreciation for the Great American Songbook, MacFarlane purchased the entire Frank Sinatra chart library and has traveled the world singing with numerous celebrated orchestras and festivals including BBC Proms, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles and New York philharmonics, and the Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago symphonies, among others.
At 24, MacFarlane became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series Family Guy aired on Fox. The show has garnered him five Emmys and has made him the tied for the record of most voiceover Emmy wins. Most recently, MacFarlane premiered The Orville: New Horizons on Hulu, the third season of his Emmy-nominated space adventure series, which he created and stars in. On the feature side, he wrote and directed Ted, Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West. Through his production company, Fuzzy Door, MacFarlane is currently in production on the anticipated Ted TV series for Peacock, a prequel to the hugely successful films, in which he will reprise the voice of the iconic, foul-mouthed teddy bear.