Seth Macfarlane Net Worth, Early Life, Career, and More.
An American author, producer, actor, and singer, Seth Macfarlane has an estimated net worth of $300 million. He is mostly popular for his work in animation, comedy, and live-action. He is the proud creator of not one but three successful shows, including Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show. Furthermore, he has written, directed, and produced several hit movies such as the Ted and Ted 2 which grossed millions of dollars.
Early Life and Career
Born on 26 October 1973 in Connecticut, Seth Macfarlane’s father, Ronald, was a teacher whereas his mother, Ann, was an academic administrator. Seth Macfarlane held a keen interest in comedy and animation right from the start. He began drawing his favorite cartoons, Woody Woodpecker and Fred Flinstone when he was only 2 years old. Seth Macfarlane claims that he started asking questions about cartoons and its workings ever since he was a little child. At the age of nine, he got his first job publishing comics for a local newspaper.
He attended the Rhode Island School of Design where he spent all his time drawing and studying videos and animations. His film, Life of Larry, caught the attention of Hanna-Barbera productions. This was the beginning of making the hit TV show Family Guy. After he graduated in 1995, Seth Macfarlane moved to Los Angeles where his successful career began. He animated and wrote Johnny Bravo and Cow and Chicken at the Hanna Barbera productions.
He went on to create Larry and Steve which was an upgraded version of The Life of Larry in 1996.
Seth MacFarlane Net Worth as of 2020
As of 2020, Seth Macfarlane has an estimated net worth of $300 million. Most of his wealth has come from the success of his shows the Family Guy and the American Dad and the hit Movie series, Ted and Ted 2.
Seth MacFarlane’s Animation Career
Impressed with Seth Macfarlane’s creation of Larry and Steve, Fox offered him work on MADtv. However, the deal didn’t go through. But it was the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with Fox. Seth was invited back by the executives at Fox. He was asked to shoot a pilot with a budget of only $500,000. This was half of the average budget of most animated shows at that time.
Sacrificing his sleep and health, Seth Macfarlane went to work drawing for the pilot. According to Seth, that was the six most stressful months of his entire life. However, he succeeded all of Fox’s expectations and was given the green light for creating a full season. This made him the youngest executive producer in the history of television when he was only 24 years old.
Debuted on January 31, 1999, The Family Guy was an instant success. Fox renewed the show for a second season as well. Seth Macfarlane was the voice actor for the three main characters of the show, Peter, Stewie, and Brian Griffin. Seth Macfarlane’s unique sense of humor resonated wonderfully with the audience.
After its cancellation in 2002, huge DVD sales, rerun ratings, and angry fans forced Fox to renew the hit show for another season. Despite its popularity, the shit has been criticized heavily for showing indecent content. He didn’t stop there and created further successful shows, including the American Dad and The Cleveland Show. The latter was a spin-off of the hit show Family Guy. It won an Emmy nomination; however, it was canceled after running for four seasons.
Seth Macfarlane Music Career
Inspired by Frank Sinatra, Seth Macfarlane has recorded several songs for his TV shows and has also recorded four studio albums.
Seth MacFarlane’s Personal Life
Currently residing in Los Angeles, Seth Macfarlane is a skilled pianist and a golfer. Although he has been romantically linked to several women, the most notable was his relationship with the Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clark. He was rumored to have dated her from 2012 to 2013 which were later confirmed by Emilia herself.
Seth MacFarlane’s Interest in Politics
An avid supporter of the Democratic Party, Seth Macfarlane has openly criticized Republicans through his shows. Considering that most of his shows are aired on Fox, a Republican channel, this is vastly ironic. He has given more than $200,000 in charity to the Democratic cause. He is also a devoted supporter of the former President, Barack Obama, and has donated several times to his presidential campaigns. He is also an open supporter of the LGBT community and has been criticized for the portrayal of transsexualism in Family Guy.
Seth MacFarlane Social Media Presence
Seth Macfarlane has gained quite a fan following on his various social media platforms. With millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, he has used social media mostly for the promotion of his show