Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri məkˈfɑrlɪn/; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, and singer. He is the creator of the TV show Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005–present) and co-creator of the shows American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). He also voices many of the shows' various characters. Besides serving as one of the executive producers, MacFarlane also provided voices for characters during the animation portions of the series.