By the Numbers: 9 things about Seth Macfarlane you might not know
It's not unusual to see big time comedy names hosting the Academy Awards, but the guy who's leading the Oscars this Sunday is not exactly a household name. Let's introduce you to Seth MacFarlane by the numbers.
-- 201 is how many episodes of Family Guy have aired since its start in 1999. The show was canceled in 2002, but brought back in 2005 by popular demand.
-- 5 is how many Emmys Family Guy has won.
-- 2 is how many Grammys MacFarlane has been nominated for as a singer. He's performed at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
-- 4 is how many of Family Guy's main characters Seth voices: Peter, Brian, Stewie, and Glenn, in addition to many recurring and one-time characters.
-- 3 is how many TV shows he's created. This include Family Guy, American Dad, and the Cleveland Show
-- Seth has had one serious brush with death. He was scheduled to be on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11, 2001, but he had a hangover and missed the plane.
-- According to New York Magazine MacFarlane is the highest-paid writer/producer in TV history, bringing in $33 million a year.
-- Last year he directed his first movie "Ted," which made $528 million internationally.
-- 3 is how many Comedy Central roasts Seth has hosted. He's roastmastered for Charlie Sheen, Roseanne Barr, and Donald Trump.
That's the lovely and talented Oscar host Seth MacFarlane by the numbers.
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