Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American animator, voice actor, screenwriter, singer, television producer and director, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live action and other genres. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy, co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, and writer-director of the films Ted, its sequel Ted 2, and A Million Ways to Die in the West. His credits include production, direction, writing, acting, and voice acting. He is also a singer and pianist.\nMacFarlane 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 shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, and his own Family Guy-like \"prequel\", Larry & Steve.\nAs an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows, such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home 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 two Primetime Emmy Awards and an Annie Award.