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The Cleveland Show
Emmy® Award-winning creative force Seth MacFarlane began his career studying animation and design at the Rhode Island School of Design. While in school, MacFarlane created an animated short film entitled "The Life of Larry". The film impressed executives at Hanna-Barbera, who then encouraged MacFarlane to move to Los Angeles in 1995 to create and direct a short film for them. After moving to the West Coast, he began working on numerous animated series including "Ace Ventura", "Jungle Cubs" and "Johnny Bravo".
Shortly thereafter, MacFarlane’s talent was noted by executives at FOX who made him an offer to create a pilot for the network. Over the next six months, MacFarlane created, animated, wrote, directed and provided all the main male characters’ voices for what became "Family Guy". The seven-minute short was delivered in May 1998, and was picked up just weeks later. At age 24, MacFarlane was the youngest executive producer in television.
MacFarlane is also an experienced live performer, having played to sold-out audiences at London’s Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. His debut 2011 album, MUSIC IS BETTER THAN WORDS, released by Universal Republic, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz charts. It received two Grammy® Award nominations, including Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Fully orchestrated and featuring MacFarlane singing some of the hidden musical gems of the ‘40s and ‘50s, the album includes duets with artists Norah Jones and Sara Bareilles.
Enjoy 20 years of laughs along with The Simpsons and the quirky
residents of Springfield.
Follow the adventures of lovable oaf Peter Griffin (Seth
MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New