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Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and singer. He executive produced Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey and Cosmos Possible Worlds. He was instrumental in providing funding for the series, as well as securing studio support for it from other entertainment executives.

He is the creator of the television series Family Guy and The Orville. He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted, its sequel Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation. Recruited to Hollywood, he was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television series, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, and Larry & Steve. He made several guest appearances in television series such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home, Star Trek: Enterprise, and FlashForward. In 2008, he created his own YouTube series titled Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. He won several awards for his work on Family Guy, including five Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award. In 2009, he won the Webby Award for Film & Video Person of the Year.



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