In 2017, he appeared in Steven Soderbergh's heist comedy Logan Lucky, alongside Channing Tatum and Adam Driver
In 2016, he had a voice role in the animated film Sing, as well as serving as a major performer on the film's soundtrack
The suit was dropped on March 23, 2015, after the plaintiffs withdrew the suit
On July 16, 2014, MacFarlane was served with a lawsuit from the production company of a series of Internet videos called Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear claiming that Ted infringes on the copyright of its videos due to the Ted bear largely matching the background story, persona, voice tone, attitude, and dialogue of the Charlie bear
The album was recorded between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve 2013 in Los Angeles and in studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London
In 2012, he dated Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke for about six months
MacFarlane continued, "Why is it that Johnny Spaghetti Stain in fucking Georgia can knock a woman up, legally be married to her, and then beat the shit out of her, but these two intelligent, sophisticated writers who have been together for 20 years can't get married?"MacFarlane, in recognition of "his active, passionate commitment to humanist values, and his fearless support of equal marriage rights and other social justice issues", was named the Harvard Humanist of the Year in 2011
The case was settled out of court in 2010 with undisclosed terms
In July 2009, a federal district court judge rejected Fox's motion to dismiss, saying that the first three fair use factors involved—"purpose and character of the use", "nature of the infringed work", and "amount and substantiality of the taking"—counted in Metrano's favor, while the fourth—"economic impact"—had to await more fact-finding
In 2008 he called it "infuriating and idiotic" that two gay partners "have to go through this fucking dog and pony act when they stop at a hotel and the guy behind the counter says, 'You want one room or two?'" He went on to say, "I'm incredibly passionate about my support for the gay community and what they're dealing with at this current point in time"
In December 2007, Family Guy was again accused of copyright infringement when actor Art Metrano filed a lawsuit regarding a scene in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, in which Jesus performs Metrano's signature magic parody act, involving absurd faux magical hand gestures while humming the distinctive tune "Fine and Dandy"
MacFarlane was invited by Harvard University's class of 2006 to deliver the "class day" address on June 7, 2006
This February 6, 2005 series premiere was somewhat of an early sneak preview as the program would not begin airing regularly as part of Fox's Animation Domination until May 1, 2005
"In a 2004 interview with The Daily Princetonian, MacFarlane noted his similarities to Brian Griffin from Family Guy, revealing, "I have some Brian type issues from time to time – looking for the right person – but I date as much as the next guy"
In 2002, MacFarlane appeared in the Gilmore Girls episode "Lorelai's Graduation Day"
On the morning of September 11, 2001, MacFarlane was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston
MacFarlane has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on Family Guy and has been nominated twenty times, winning in 2000, 2002 and 2016
MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005–present) and The Orville (2017–present), and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! (2005–present) and The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
In July 1998, the Fox Broadcast Company announced the purchase of Family Guy for a January 1999 debut
After the success of King of the Hill in 1997, MacFarlane called Kolins once more to ask about a possible second pitch for the series
In 1996, MacFarlane created a sequel to The Life of Larry entitled Larry & Steve, which features a middle-aged character named Larry and an intellectual dog, Steve
MacFarlane received his high school diploma in 1991 from the Kent School
His sister is voice actress Rachael Ann MacFarlane (born 1976)
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (/məkˈfɑːrlɪn/; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres
The couple moved to Kent in 1972, where Ann began working in the Admissions Office at South Kent School
MacFarlane's parents met in 1970, when they both lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts, and married later that year
" His album was nominated in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category at the 54th Grammy Awards
His parents, Ronald Milton MacFarlane (born 1946) and Ann Perry (née Sager; 1947–2010), were born in Newburyport, Massachusetts
He has roots in New England going back to the 1600s, and is a descendant of Mayflower passenger William Brewster
MacFarlane, 20th Century Fox, Steve Callaghan, and Alex Borstein were all named in the suit