Seth Green

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Seth Green
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Seth Green at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
BornSeth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
(1974-02-08) February 8, 1974 (age 40)
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, writer, producer, comedian, director
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Clare Grant (m. 2010–present)
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Seth Green
Seth Green by Gage Skidmore 5.jpg
Seth Green at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
BornSeth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
(1974-02-08) February 8, 1974 (age 40)
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, writer, producer, comedian, director
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s)Clare Grant (m. 2010–present)

Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974)[1] is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is also a writer and director. He directed many of the Robot Chicken specials including Robot Chicken: Star Wars and DC Comics Special. He has starred in the feature films, Airborne, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Can't Hardly Wait, Without a Paddle and all three Austin Powers films, among many others. He is also well known for his role as Chris Griffin on Fox's Family Guy and previously as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Greg the Bunny. He also voices Lieutenant Gibbs in Titan Maximum and Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the Mass Effect video game series. Green has appeared in many other movies, such as Rat Race, America's Sweethearts, Old Dogs and as a child in Woody Allen's Radio Days, and in the horror films Idle Hands and Stephen King's It.

Early life[edit]

Seth Green was born in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Herbert Green and Barbara Gesshel. He has one sister named Kaela.[2] Green comes from a Jewish family.[1] He is of Russian, Scottish, and Polish descent.[3] Green started acting at the age of 7.[4]


Early work[edit]

Green's first movie roles were in the 1984 films Billions for Boris and The Hotel New Hampshire, the latter of which cast him alongside Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe. He appeared in the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love, playing the part of Patrick Dempsey's character's little brother, Chuckie Miller. He also starred in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) as Joe, a 1940s boy, and appeared in Big Business (1988) and, in the same year, in My Stepmother Is an Alien, which also starred Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-star Alyson Hannigan.

In 1984, Green portrayed Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer in the Jell-O Gelatin Pops commercials featuring The Little Rascals. In 1991, Green rose to fame in a Rally's "Cha Ching" commercial,[5] which earned him an appearance at the 1991 Super Bowl. Green was given a key to New Orleans in honor of his role in the popular commercial.[6] Green appeared in the film It (as Richie Tozier, age 12), Ticks - 1993, all three Austin Powers movies as Dr. Evil's son, Scott, and Enemy of the State and The Italian Job as a computer specialist. He was also in the films Can't Hardly Wait, Rat Race, Without a Paddle, Idle Hands and Party Monster and Old Dogs. Green also had a role in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the scene he was in was subsequently cut.

In 1994, he starred alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt in the short-lived series The Byrds of Paradise. He worked with Hewitt again in 1998's Can't Hardly Wait. Seth is not related to Bruce Seth Green, who directed some episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On occasion, some sources confuse the two and have credited Seth as the director. As an actor in the series he was close to co-star Alyson Hannigan because they were lovers in the show. He played a calm, mild mannered band member who gets turned into a werewolf. He is very popular among fans of the series. Green has starred on Fox's Greg the Bunny and guest-starred onThe X-Files, That '70s Show, Will & Grace, MADtv, Reno 911!, Entourage, Grey's Anatomy, The Wonder Years, Heroes, and My Name Is Earl.

Family Guy[edit]

Seth Green at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International for Family Guy.

Green was in to the casting of an animated television sitcom called Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the dysfunctional Griffin family and stars MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, and Mike Henry. Green primarily voices Chris Griffin, the teenage son, who is overweight, unintelligent and, in many respects, a younger version of his father, and Neil Goldman, a neighbor of the Griffins.[7] Green admittedly did an impression of the Buffalo Bill character from the thriller film The Silence of the Lambs during his audition.[8] His main inspiration for Chris' voice came from envisioning how "Buffalo Bill" would sound if he were speaking through a PA system at a McDonald's.[9]

Later work[edit]

Green is a co-creator, co-producer, writer, director, and most frequent voice of the Emmy-winning stop-motion sketch comedy TV series Robot Chicken, for which he does many voices and has even appeared in animated form. Green is friends with the band Fall Out Boy, making a cameo in their music video, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race." He also appeared in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "White & Nerdy" music video. He made two appearances on The Soup in 2007 and 2008, using his first appearance to lampoon Internet celebrity Chris Crocker.[10] He voiced the character Jeff "Joker" Moreau, pilot of the SSV Normandy and later the Normandy SR2, in the video games Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.[11][12] He is a producer of The 1 Second Film and appears in the "making of" documentary that accompanies its feature-length credits. Green is also the co-creator (with Hugh Sterbakov) of the comic Freshmen, published by Top Cow Productions.

Green, along with Robot Chicken co-producer Breckin Meyer, appeared in the NBC show Heroes during the 2008–09 season.[13] In January 2009, Green worked with David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married with Children) for an episode of Faustino's show Star-ving – Faustino is often mistaken for Green.[14] Later in the same year, he worked with one of his idols, Robin Williams in comedy film Old Dogs, which also starred John Travolta. On July 13, World Wrestling Entertainment's official website announced Green as the special guest host for the July 13 episode of WWE Raw, and on that night, Green competed in the main event, a six-man tag team match, which his team won by disqualification.[15][16] He was also in attendance for WWE's biggest event of the year, WrestleMania XXVI on March 28, 2010. Green guest starred in the third season of the acclaimed sitcom Husbands.[17]

Personal life[edit]

After getting engaged on New Year's Eve 2009, Green married actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010 in Northern California.[18] The couple currently lives in Los Angeles.[2] They worked together on Robot Chicken, Warren the Ape, and her "Geek and Gamer Girls Song" viral video.[19][20] Green filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court in August 2011 asking a judge to legally shorten his name to Seth Benjamin Green "to reflect my professional stage name."[21] The change became official on October 20, 2011.[1]

While often cited for promoting atheism for his quote "God is, to me, pretty much a myth created over time to deny the idea that we're all responsible for our own actions", Green later clarified that "I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I find it sad and unfortunate how many wars are fought and lives are lost in a quest to insist that someone else pray the same way you do. I have a deep belief in the divinity of the Universe, and I had no ability to really comprehend the scope or magnitude of all the things that I don't understand. But I've never been the guy who says 'I don't believe in god' or 'I don't believe in some kind of overlaying, governing force that makes everything symmetrical' and I've never been interested in being anyone's spokesman, whether it's organized religion or the opposite. I'm my own spokesperson. I take great pains to always say I only speak for me."[22]



1984Billions for BorisBenjamin 'Ape-Face' Andrews
1984The Hotel New Hampshire'Egg' Berry
1987Radio DaysJoe
1987Can't Buy Me LoveChuckie Miller
1988Big BusinessJason
1988My Stepmother Is an AlienFred Glass
1990Missing ParentsLeo
1990Pump Up the VolumeJoey
1990Stephen King's ItYoung Richie Tozier (Beep Beep Richie)
1991Our Shining MomentWheels
1992The Double 0 KidChip
1993InfestedTyler Burns
1993The Day My Parents Ran AwayLeo
1995Notes from UndergroundPunk Neighbor
1995White Man's Burden3rd Youth at Hot Dog Stand
1996To Gillian on Her 37th BirthdayDanny Green
1997Boys Life 2Homophobe 2Segment: "Nunzio's Second Cousin"
1997Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryScott Evil
1998Can't Hardly WaitKenny Fisher
1998Enemy of the StateSelbyUncredited role
1999Idle HandsMick
1999Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged MeScott Evil
2001Rock Star 101Le'VonShort film
2001The Trumpet of the SwanBoydVoice role
2001The Attic ExpeditionsDouglas
2001Josie and the PussycatsTravis (Du Jour band member)
2001America's SweetheartsDanny Wax
2001Rat RaceDuane Cody
2001Knockaround GuysJohnny Marbles
2002Austin Powers in GoldmemberScott Evil
2003Party MonsterJames St. James
2003The Italian JobNapster
2004Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters UnleashedPatrick Wisely
2004Without a PaddleDan Mott
2005Be CoolShotgun (Music video producer)Uncredited role
2005Stewie Griffin: The Untold StoryChris Griffin, Various charactersVoice role
2005The Best ManMurray
2006Electric Apricot: Quest for FesterooJonah "the taper guy"
2006The TV SetSlut Wars Host
2008Sex DriveEzekiel
2009Old DogsCraig White
2011Mars Needs MomsMiloMotion capture
2011The Story of LukeZack
2013Sexy Evil GeniusZachary Newman
2013I Know That VoiceHimselfDocumentary
2013The IdenticalDinoPost-Production


1984Young People's SpecialsCharlieEpisode: "Charlie's Christmas Secret"
1985ABC Afterschool SpecialTommy SandersEpisode: "I Want to Go Home"
1985Tales from the DarksideTimmyEpisode: "Monsters in My Room"
1986Amazing StoriesLanceEpisode: "The Sitter"
1986Spenser: For HireAndy ChandlerEpisode: "The Hopes and Fears"
1988The Facts of LifeAdam Brinkerhoff2 episodes
1988Divided We StandCody GibbsFailed TV Pilot
1989Free SpiritJoeyEpisode: "Too Much of a Good Thing"
1989Mr. BelvedereLouisEpisodes: "Big" and "Paper Mill"
1990Life Goes OnWilliam ButlerEpisodes: "The Spring Fling" and "The Visitor"
1991Good & EvilDavid6 episodes
1992Evening ShadeLarry PhippsEpisode: "Hasta la Vista"
1992The Wonder YearsJimmy Donnelly2 episodes
1992Batman: The Animated SeriesWizardVoice role; Episode: "I Am the Night"
1993Beverly Hills, 90210WayneEpisode: "The Game Is Chicken"
1993The X-FilesEmilEpisode: "Deep Throat"
1993seaQuest DSVMark "Wolfman"Episode: "Photon Bullet"
1994The Byrds of ParadiseHarry Byrd8 episodes
1994Weird ScienceLubecEpisode: "Lisa's Virus"
1995Haunted Lives: True Ghost StoriesTermiteMiniseries
1995Step by StepDannyEpisode: "Head of the Class"
1996Something So RightNapoleonEpisode: "Pilot"
1997PearlBobEpisode: "Mission ImPearlsible"
1997Mad About YouBobby RubenfeldEpisode: "Guardianhood"
1997The Drew Carey ShowThe MCEpisode: "That Thing You Don't"
1997Temporarily YoursDavid Silver6 episodes
1997–2000Buffy the Vampire SlayerDaniel "Oz" Osbourne39 episodes
1998CybillJayboEpisode: "Cybill Sheridan's Day Off"
Family GuyChris Griffin, Various charactersVoice role; Main cast
1999AngelDaniel "Oz" OsbourneEpisode: "In the Dark"
1999Saturday Night LiveHimselfEpisode: "Sarah Michelle Gellar/Backstreet Boys"
1999–2000Batman BeyondNelson Nash, DempseyVoice role; 6 episodes
1999–2000100 Deeds for Eddie McDowdEddie McDowdVoice role; 13 episodes
2000-2002, 2005MADtvBrightling4 episodes
2000TuckerHimself3 episodes
2002Greg the BunnyJimmy Bender13 episodes
2002Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?Various charactersVoice role; 4 episodes
2003–2004That '70s ShowMitch Miller5 episodes
2003Aqua Teen Hunger ForceHimselfVoice role; Episode: "The Dressing"
2005Punk'dHimselfEpisode: "1.5"
2004Married to the KellysDr. Jim CoglanEpisode: "A Portrait of Susan"
2004-2007Crank YankersRusselVoice role; 2 episodes
2004Sesame StreetVinny, Mr. Robinson2 episodes
2005Will & GraceRandall FinnEpisode: "Company"
2005-2009American Dad!Various charactersVoice role; 3 episodes
2005–presentRobot ChickenVarious charactersAlso co-creator, director, writer, executive producer
2006Four KingsBarry13 episodes
2006Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideDogVoice role; Episode: "Guide to April Fool's Day and Excuses"
2006The Secret Policeman's BallPrivate Parts, Mt. PinkTV special
2006EntourageHimself2 episodes
2007Grey's AnatomyNick2 episodes "Season four, Episode 9 and 10" "Crash Into Me"
2007Robot Chicken: Star WarsVarious charactersAlso co-creator, director, writer; TV special
2008Reno 911!Rick the ManagerEpisode: "Undercover at Burger Cousin"
2008My Name Is EarlBuddyEpisode: "The Magic Hour"
2008EntourageHimselfEpisode: "Seth Green Day"
2008HeroesSam2 episodes
2008-2009Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon ComedyVarious charactersVoice role; 3 episodes
2008Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode IIVarious charactersAlso co-creator, director, writer, executive producer; TV special
2009WWE RawHost/HimselfTV special
2009-2010Star Wars: The Clone WarsTodo 360, Ion PapanoidaVoice role; 4 episodes
2009Titan MaximumVarious charactersVoice role; also executive producer
2009The Cleveland ShowChris GriffinVoice role; 2 episodes
2009The Venture BrothersLance HaleVoice role; Episode: "Self-Medication"
2010Warren The ApeHimselfEpisode: "Amends"
2010Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode IIIVarious charactersAlso co-creator, writer, executive producer; TV special
2011MADVarious charactersVoice role; 3 episodes
2011Night of the HurricaneChris GriffinVoice role; TV special
2011DeleteLucifer2 episodes
2012Phineas and FerbMonty Monogram, Pizza guyVoice role; 3 episodes
2012Franklin and BashJangoEpisode: "Jango and Rossi"
2012Dan Vs.AhkenrahVoice role; Episode: "The Mummy"
2012How I Met Your MotherDaryl LaCorteEpisode: "The Final Page"
2012-2013HollistonGustavo2 episodes
2012Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne BarrRoasterTV special
2012Robot Chicken DC Comics SpecialVarious charactersAlso co-creator, director, writer, executive producer; TV special
2012Family Guy: 200 Episodes LaterHimselfTV special
2013ConanConan O'BrienEpisode: "Occupy Conan: When Outsourcing Goes Too Far"
2013Men at WorkHomeless GuyEpisode: "Will Work for Milo"
2013-2014DadsEli SachsMain cast
2013-presentHulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.Rick Jones/A-BombVoice role; Main cast
2013HusbandsThe OfficiantEpisode: "I Do Over"
2014Avengers AssembleRocket RaccoonVoice; Episode "Guardians and Space Knights"

Video games[edit]

1992Make My VideoBand Member
1994PlaytoonsSneetches, Peter T. Hooper, Crowd #1Video game: "Uncle Archibald"
Video game: "The Secret of the Castle"
Storybook WeaverVarious characters
2004Storybook Weaver Deluxe
2006Family Guy Video Game!Chris Griffin
2007Mass EffectFlight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' MoreauVoice and likeness
2010Mass Effect 2
2012Mass Effect 3
Family Guy: Back to the MultiverseChris Griffin

Awards and nomination[edit]

Annie Awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Award[edit]

Slammy Awards[edit]

Spike Video Game Awards[edit]

Teen Choice Awards[edit]

Young Artist Awards[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Seth Green Biography". TVGuide. 
  3. ^ "Ask Seth". SethGreenOnline. May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Seth Green- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo!. 
  5. ^ "1992-USA - Rally's". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Rally's Rumor: 'Cha-ching' Guy Really Didn't Die". Retrieved 13 January 1993. 
  7. ^ Graham, Jefferson (April 9, 1999). "Seth Green fits right in with new Family". USA Today. 
  8. ^ "Fans help 'Family Guy' return to Fox". Observer-Reporter. April 29, 2005. p. E5. 
  9. ^ Green, Seth (September 27, 2005). Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story: Audio Commentary (DVD). 
  10. ^ Seth Green wants you to leave Chris Crocker alone – VIDEO – TV Squad
  11. ^ "Mass Effect: Q&A with Seth Green". CNET Networks, Inc. 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "Exclusive: 'Heroes' Geeks out over Seth Green, Breckin Meyer". 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  14. ^ "Star-ving for a Married..... With Children Reunion?". Seriously? OMG! WTF?. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  15. ^ "WWE: Inside WWE NEWS > Seth Green will host Raw". 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  16. ^ Plummer, Dale (2009-07-13). "RAW: Orton sees Green". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  17. ^ Wright, Eddie (July 19, 2013), SDCC 2013: First Look At 'Husbands' Season 3 Guest Stars [EXCLUSIVE],, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  18. ^ "Seth Green- Biography". 
  19. ^ G33k & G4m3r Girls Song.
  20. ^ Interview: Why Seth Green Loves Geek and Gamer Girls.
  21. ^ "Petition for Change of Name". L.A. Superior Court. August 18, 2011. 
  22. ^ "IamSethGreen comments". Reddit. September 17, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 

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