Birth Name: Seth Woodbury MacFarlane
Place of Birth: Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 26, 1973
Ethnicity: English, as well as Irish and Scottish
Seth MacFarlane is an American actor, writer, director, producer, comedian, filmmaker, and singer.
Seth is the son of Ann Perry (Sager) and Ronald Milton MacFarlane. His sister is voice actress and singer Rachael MacFarlane. He has English ancestry, including deep Colonial New England roots on many lines of his family tree, as well as Irish and Scottish ancestry. Through Seth’s maternal grandmother, he is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Paget Brewster, Austin Butler, Chevy Chase, Taylor Lautner, and Elisabeth Shue, actors and models Noah Mills and Brandon Routh, soccer player Clint Dempsey, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.
Seth’s paternal grandfather was Milton Worcester MacFarlane (the son of Frederick/Fred Blane MacFarlane and Lillian May Wood). Milton was born in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts. Frederick was born in Gibson, York, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Charles MacFarlane and Mary J. Lillian was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of John Moses Wood, who was born in Johnston Parish, New Brunswick, Canada, and of Celia T./S. Clark/Clarke, who was born in Rockland, Knox, Maine.
Seth’s paternal grandmother was Selina Alfreda Shean (the daughter of Richard Edward Shean and June A. Chick). Selina was born in Katahdin Iron Works Township, Piscataquis, Maine. Richard was born in Whitefield, Coös, New Hampshire, to Canadian parents, Thomas Shean, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Mary Powers, from Québec. Seth’s great-grandmother June was born in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, the daughter of Adelbert P. Chick and Helen/Nellie E. Loveland.
Seth’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Woodbury Sager (the son of George Robert Sager and Jennie/Jennievene/Genevienne V. Cunningham). Arthur was born in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine. George was the son of Robert A. Sager and Mary E. Kenniston. Jennie was the daughter of Andrew Emerson Cunningham and Sarah Jane Brann.
Seth’s maternal grandmother was Berta Rogers (the daughter of Louis Rogers and Edith Emma Allen). Berta was born in Massachusetts. Louis was the son of Homer Rogers and Ellen Eudora Perry. Edith was born in London, England, the daughter of Henry Allen and Emma Hinds.
Sources: Genealogies of Seth MacFarlane – http://www.wargs.com
Seth’s paternal grandfather, Milton Worcester MacFarlane, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Seth’s paternal grandmother, Selina Alfreda Shean, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Seth’s maternal grandfather, Arthur Woodbury Sager, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Seth’s maternal grandmother, Berta Rogers, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
A lot of canadian born ancestors it seems, like many northeastern americans. + He must have some welsh to, since his family is protestant with old british roots, the welsh ancestry is very undercounted in amaricans i think it’s because they get mistaked with english and also a lot of the names were altered so the Welsh could blend more easily with the elites that were made primarilly of English settlers.
“This guy actually is an American dude. He is not an Irish citizen from Ireland. Having said that, his head shape, facial features and so on are extremely common in Ireland.”
An American of English, Scottish, Irish ancestry.
No offense, but I’m not exactly sure why you even posted that?
It didn’t add anything to the conversation and was stating the obvious.
I can’t understand how you can even take the time to post that when there are 100s if not 1000s of obscenely ignorant posts on this site and nearly all of them go unchallenged literally for years.
I’m from the USA and basically everyone knows exactly who Seth MacFarlane is.
How does he looks irish?
Shape of the face, hair – reminds me of my family.
Similar to Aidan Turner!:
Elaborate on your post.
What exactly about Seth MacFarlane would exclude him from being indigenous Irish?
You could make such an asinine claim from looking at one photo of this man?
How about the fact that Ethnic just detailed his ancestry and it consists of “English, Scottish, Irish”?
This guy actually is an American dude. He is not an Irish citizen from Ireland. Having said that, his head shape, facial features and so on are extremely common in Ireland.
He looks like a less attractive version of Dean Cain who is part Japanese. I thought this annoying guy would have some Asian in him.
Well in “Family Guy 100th episode special” he does refer how he went from being a poor Vietnamese immigrant to a succesful caucasian man!
Looks like English actor Nathaniel Parker.
He’s more attractive than Dean Cain for me.
And Dean still looks much more Asian than him. Lol.
Definitely looks Irish.
But I still wouldn’t be surprised if he had Japanese/Asian ancestry.