Emmy(r) Award-winning Seth MacFarlane is an all-around entertainer best known as the creative force behind the television series Family Guy. He began his career studying animation and design at the Rhode Island School of Design. His talent was eventually noticed by executives at Fox where they made him an offer to create a pilot of his own for the network. Over the next six months, he 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.