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SETH MACFARLANE (Ted / Directed by / Written by / Produced by) is a true Renaissance man, possessing talents that encompass every aspect of the entertainment industry. MacFarlane has created some of the most popular content on television and film today, while also expanding his career in music, literature and philanthropy.

At 25, MacFarlane became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series Family Guy aired on FOX. Now in its 14th season, Family Guy has garnered MacFarlane Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Voice- Over Performance and Outstanding Music and Lyrics. In addition to Family Guy, MacFarlane serves as co-creator, executive producer and voice actor on American Dad! He also executive produced the 21st century version of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey that premiered on 10 U.S. networks, simultaneously across FOX and National Geographic platforms, making it the largest television premiere event of all time. The series has gone on to receive a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice Television Awards, a Television Critics Association Award and nominations for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.

MacFarlane made his feature-film directorial debut in 2012 with the highest-grossing original "R"-rated comedy of all time at the worldwide box office, Ted. The buddy comedy starred Mark Wahlberg, with MacFarlane as the voice of the lovable foulmouthed teddy bear. The film, which was co-written and produced by MacFarlane, made more than $545 million worldwide. Fresh off the success of Ted, MacFarlane hosted the 85th annual Academy Awards in 2013 and was also an Academy Award nominee for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) for "Everybody Needs a Best Friend," from Ted. In May 2014, Universal released MacFarlane's Western-comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West. The film, which MacFarlane wrote, produced, directed and starred in, featured an ensemble cast that included Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Neil Patrick Harris, among others.

MacFarlane's debut album, "Music Is Better Than Words," debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes jazz charts in 2011 and received two Grammy Award nominations, including one for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Released by Universal Republic Records, the album celebrates the classic, sophisticated sound of the lush swing orchestras of the '40s and '50s, with MacFarlane singing some of the hidden gems of that era. Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles collaborated with MacFarlane on two duets on the album. In 2014, MacFarlane released his first-ever Christmas album, "Holiday for Swing!," which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes holiday album charts. The album features timeless holiday songs accompanied by a 52-piece orchestra.

In August 2014, MacFarlane performed with the world-renowned John Williams Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl, lending his baritone voice to renditions of "Luck Be a Lady" and "You're Sensational," to rave reviews. MacFarlane also performed sold-out shows with the San Francisco Symphony on New Year's Eve and the National Symphony Orchestra on Valentine's Day.


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