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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HONORS SETH MACFARLANE WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Honoree: Seth MacFarlane
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban
Guest Speakers: Ted Danson, Ann Druyan and Mila Kunis
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,661st Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Television
WHERE: 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in front of 33 Taps at the famous corner of Hollywood & Vine
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. PST
The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored entertainer Seth MacFarlane with the 2,661st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, April 23, at 12:30 P.M. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in front of 33 Taps.
“Seth MacFarlane is a creative force. He has his finger on the pulse of many genres of the entertainment world and we are proud to honor him for his work in television, film, music and much more!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We’re excited to add a “Family Guy” to our Walk of Fame family,” added Martinez.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star were Ted Danson, Ann Druyan and Mila Kunis. Other celebrities on hand to lend support to MacFarlane included: Chad Coleman, Penny Johnson Gerald, Seth Green, J. Lee, Peter Macon, Jessica Szhor and many more.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Seth MacFarlane is a native of Kent, Connecticut. He studied animation and design at the Rhode Island School of Design. At 24, he became the youngest showrunner in television history when his animated series “Family Guy” aired on FOX. Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, “Family Guy” has garnered MacFarlane numerous nominations and four Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Voice-Over Performance” and “Outstanding Music and Lyrics.”
In addition to “Family Guy,” MacFarlane serves as co-creator, executive producer and voice actor on “American Dad!,” which is currently airing its 14th season. He also executive produced the 21st century version of “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey” for FOX and National Geographic. The show was seen by more than 135 million people worldwide and received 13 Emmy nominations. MacFarlane is currently executive producing the next installment of the series, “Cosmos: Possible Worlds.” MacFarlane recently created, executive produces and stars in the live-action, one-hour space adventure series, “The Orville,” which is set 400 years in the future and follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. The series, which MacFarlane produces under his Fuzzy Door banner, premiered in 2017 to over 14 million viewers across all platforms. The show premiered its second season in December 2018.
MacFarlane made his feature film directorial debut in 2012 with the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy film of all time, TED. MacFarlane’s star is near the star of his co-star and fellow Walk of Famer Mark Wahlberg. This buddy comedy starred Wahlberg and MacFarlane as the voice of the lovable foul-mouthed teddy bear. The film made over $545 million worldwide and was co-written and produced by MacFarlane.
Due to its success and cult following, the highly anticipated sequel, TED 2, was released in 2015. In between both TED films, Universal released MacFarlane's western-comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West”, which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in with an ensemble cast that included Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried and Neil Patrick Harris. Up next for MacFarlane is Universal’s upcoming female ensemble comedy “Fairy Tale Ending” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer.
As an actor, MacFarlane voiced “Mike,” a small mouse with a big Sinatra-esque voice, in Illumination Entertainment’s 2016 animated musical family comedy “Sing”. He also made an unrecognizable appearance in Steven Soderbergh’s heist film “Logan Lucky,”which was released in August 2017. MacFarlane recently wrapped Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode limited series “The Loudest Voice” about Fox News founder Roger Ailes. He will portray Brian Lewis, Fox News’ former public relations chief. The series, also starring Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller and Annabelle Wallis, is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book of a similar name, The Loudest Voice in the Room. The show will premiere on June 30th of this year.
MacFarlane’s debut album of standards “Music is Better Than Words” debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart in 2011 and went on to receive four Grammy nominations, including “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.” His 2014 Christmas set, “Holiday for Swing,” also debuted at No. 1 and was followed by “No One Ever Tells You,” another iTunes chart topper, and “In Full Swing,” his first No.1 Traditional Jazz album, garnering him two more Grammy nominations. MacFarlane is gearing up to release his fifth album “Once In A While,” on April 26. The album is a collection of wistful, pensive songs that deal with longing, lost love and sadness infused with fond recollection and a hint of hope.
MacFarlane created The Seth MacFarlane Foundation to focus his charitable efforts. Through his foundation, MacFarlane continues to be an avid supporter of science communication, cancer research, The Human Rights Campaign, Oceana, the People of the American Way, Chrysalis, Perry’s Place and National Public Radio (NPR). Last year, in support of NPR’s mission to create a more informed public and strengthen democracy, MacFarlane made a $2 million donation to NPR and a $500,000 donation to Los Angeles’ NPR membership station, KPCC, the top news distribution for NPR content in Southern California.
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