Seth MacFarlane was born in Kent, Connecticut on October 26th, 1973. He went to the Rhode Island School of Design and studied animation. After he graduated he was hired by the Cartoon Network as an animator and writer for Johnny Bravo and Cow & Chicken. He then worked for Walt Disney Animation for a bit, then FOX called him and offered $50,000 to create a pilot for a show, which became Family Guy. In 2001 he was supposed to board Flight 11 which was the first plane to hit one of the twin towers, but he didn’t get on it due to his flight agent’s mix up. Seth was inspired by the tv show All In the Family to write for tv.
His trademarks he often uses in his work are broadway musical numbers that randomly happen in his shows. His characters he animates usually have large heads. Seth also uses a lot of pop-culture references in his work. He always hires Walter Murphy to write all the music in his shows and things. He also tends to voice a good chunk of different characters in each of his shows.
MacFarlane named his production company after a door from where he lived when he went to school that was fuzzy, Fuzzy Door Productions. He also based some characters off of people he went to school with and who worked at his school, like the security guard he based Peter Griffin’s voice off of. A 90 year old couple who trained Frank Sinatra, also voice trained Seth. He is good friends with the creator of the Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom.