Seth Green in July 2012
|Born||Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
February 8, 1974
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, comedian, director|
|Spouse(s)||Clare Grant (m. 2010–present)|
Seth Benjamin Green (born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green; February 8, 1974) 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.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Awards and nomination
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Green was born in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to math teacher Herbert Green and artist Barbara Gesshel. He has an older sister named Kayla. Green comes from a Jewish family, and is of Russian, Scottish, and Polish descent. He started acting from the age of 6.
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 1991, Green rose to fame in a Rally's "Cha Ching" commercial, 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.
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.
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 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 geeky and annoying neighbor. Green admittedly did an impression of the Buffalo Bill character from the thriller film The Silence of the Lambs during his audition. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
After getting engaged on New Year's Eve 2009, Green married actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010 in Northern California. The couple currently lives in Los Angeles. They worked together on Robot Chicken, Warren the Ape, and her "Geek and Gamer Girls Song" viral video.
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." The change became official on October 20, 2011.
|1984||Billions for Boris||Benjamin 'Ape-Face' Andrews|
|1984||The Hotel New Hampshire||'Egg' Berry|
|1987||Can't Buy Me Love||Chuckie Miller|
|1988||My Stepmother Is an Alien||Fred Glass|
|1990||Pump Up the Volume||Joey|
|1990||Stephen King's It||Young Richie Tozier (Beep Beep Richie)|
|1991||Our Shining Moment||Wheels|
|1992||The Double 0 Kid||Chip|
|1993||The Day My Parents Ran Away||Leo|
|1995||Notes from Underground||Punk Neighbor|
|1995||White Man's Burden||3rd Youth at Hot Dog Stand|
|1996||To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||Danny Green|
|1997||Boys Life 2||Homophobe 2||Segment: "Nunzio's Second Cousin"|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery||Scott Evil|
|1998||Can't Hardly Wait||Kenny Fisher|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Selby||Uncredited role|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me||Scott Evil|
|2001||Rock Star 101||Le'Von||Short film|
|2001||The Trumpet of the Swan||Boyd||Voice role|
|2001||The Attic Expeditions||Douglas|
|2001||Josie and the Pussycats||Travis (Du Jour band member)|
|2001||America's Sweethearts||Danny Wax|
|2001||Rat Race||Duane Cody|
|2001||Knockaround Guys||Johnny Marbles|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Scott Evil|
|2003||Party Monster||James St. James|
|2003||The Italian Job||Napster|
|2004||Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed||Patrick Wisely|
|2004||Without a Paddle||Dan Mott|
|2005||Be Cool||Shotgun (Music video producer)||Uncredited role|
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Chris Griffin, Various characters||Voice role|
|2005||The Best Man||Murray|
|2006||Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo||Jonah "the taper guy"|
|2006||The TV Set||Slut Wars Host|
|2009||Old Dogs||Craig White|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Milo||Motion capture|
|2011||The Story of Luke||Zack|
|2013||Sexy Evil Genius||Zachary Newman|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Himself||Documentary|
|1984||Young People's Specials||Charlie||Episode: "Charlie's Christmas Secret"|
|1985||ABC Afterschool Special||Tommy Sanders||Episode: "I Want to Go Home"|
|1985||Tales from the Darkside||Timmy||Episode: "Monsters in My Room"|
|1986||Amazing Stories||Lance||Episode: "The Sitter"|
|1986||Spenser: For Hire||Andy Chandler||Episode: "The Hopes and Fears"|
|1988||The Facts of Life||Adam Brinkerhoff||2 episodes|
|1988||Divided We Stand||Cody Gibbs||Failed TV Pilot|
|1989||Free Spirit||Joey||Episode: "Too Much of a Good Thing"|
|1989||Mr. Belvedere||Louis||Episodes: "Big" and "Paper Mill"|
|1990||Life Goes On||William Butler||Episodes: "The Spring Fling" and "The Visitor"|
|1991||Good & Evil||David||6 episodes|
|1992||Evening Shade||Larry Phipps||Episode: "Hasta la Vista"|
|1992||The Wonder Years||Jimmy Donnelly||2 episodes|
|1992||Batman: The Animated Series||Wizard||Voice role; Episode: "I Am the Night"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Wayne||Episode: "The Game Is Chicken"|
|1993||The X-Files||Emil||Episode: "Deep Throat"|
|1993||seaQuest DSV||Mark "Wolfman"||Episode: "Photon Bullet"|
|1994||The Byrds of Paradise||Harry Byrd||8 episodes|
|1994||Weird Science||Lubec||Episode: "Lisa's Virus"|
|1995||Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories||Termite||Miniseries|
|1995||Step by Step||Danny||Episode: "Head of the Class"|
|1996||Something So Right||Napoleon||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1997||Pearl||Bob||Episode: "Mission ImPearlsible"|
|1997||Mad About You||Bobby Rubenfeld||Episode: "Guardianhood"|
|1997||The Drew Carey Show||The MC||Episode: "That Thing You Don't"|
|1997||Temporarily Yours||David Silver||6 episodes|
|1997–2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Daniel "Oz" Osbourne||39 episodes|
|1998||Cybill||Jaybo||Episode: "Cybill Sheridan's Day Off"|
|Family Guy||Chris Griffin, Various characters||Voice role; Main cast|
|1999||Angel||Daniel "Oz" Osbourne||Episode: "In the Dark"|
|1999||Saturday Night Live||Himself||Episode: "Sarah Michelle Gellar/Backstreet Boys"|
|1999–2000||Batman Beyond||Nelson Nash, Dempsey||Voice role; 6 episodes|
|1999–2000||100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd||Eddie McDowd||Voice role; 13 episodes|
|2000-2002, 2005||MADtv||Brightling||4 episodes|
|2002||Greg the Bunny||Jimmy Bender||13 episodes|
|2002||Whatever Happened to Robot Jones?||Various characters||Voice role; 4 episodes|
|2003–2004||That '70s Show||Mitch Miller||5 episodes|
|2003||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Himself||Voice role; Episode: "The Dressing"|
|2004||Married to the Kellys||Dr. Jim Coglan||Episode: "A Portrait of Susan"|
|2004-2007||Crank Yankers||Russel||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|2004||Sesame Street||Vinny, Mr. Robinson||2 episodes|
|2005||Will & Grace||Randall Finn||Episode: "Company"|
|2005-2009||American Dad!||Various characters||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2005–present||Robot Chicken||Various characters||Also co-creator, director, writer, executive producer|
|2006||Four Kings||Barry||13 episodes|
|2006||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||Dog||Voice role; Episode: "Guide to April Fool's Day and Excuses"|
|2006||The Secret Policeman's Ball||Private Parts, Mt. Pink||TV special|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Nick||2 episodes "Season four, Episode 9 and 10" "Crash Into Me"|
|2007||Robot Chicken: Star Wars||Various characters||Also co-creator, director, writer; TV special|
|2008||Reno 911!||Rick the Manager||Episode: "Undercover at Burger Cousin"|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Buddy||Episode: "The Magic Hour"|
|2008||Entourage||Himself||Episode: "Seth Green Day"|
|2008-2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy||Various characters||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2008||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II||Various characters||Also co-creator, director, writer, executive producer; TV special|
|2009||WWE Raw||Host/Himself||TV special|
|2009-2010||Star Wars: The Clone Wars||Todo 360, Ion Papanoida||Voice role; 4 episodes|
|2009||Titan Maximum||Various characters||Voice role; also executive producer|
|2009||The Cleveland Show||Chris Griffin||Voice role; 2 episodes|
|2009||The Venture Brothers||Lance Hale||Voice role; Episode: "Self-Medication"|
|2010||Warren The Ape||Himself||Episode: "Amends"|
|2010||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III||Various characters||Also co-creator, writer, executive producer; TV special|
|2011||MAD||Various characters||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2011||Night of the Hurricane||Chris Griffin||Voice role; TV special|
|2012||Phineas and Ferb||Monty Monogram, Pizza guy||Voice role; 3 episodes|
|2012||Franklin and Bash||Jango||Episode: "Jango and Rossi"|
|2012||Dan Vs.||Ahkenrah||Voice role; Episode: "The Mummy"|
|2012||How I Met Your Mother||Daryl LaCorte||Episode: "The Final Page"|
|2012||Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr||Roaster||TV special|
|2012||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special||Various characters||Also co-creator, director, writer, executive producer; TV special|
|2012||Family Guy: 200 Episodes Later||Himself||TV special|
|2013||Conan||Conan O'Brien||Episode: "Occupy Conan: When Outsourcing Goes Too Far"|
|2013||Men at Work||Homeless Guy||Episode: "Will Work for Milo"|
|2013-present||Dads||Eli Sachs||Main cast|
|2013-present||Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||Rick Jones/A-Bomb||Voice role; Main cast|
|2013||Husbands||The Officiant||Episode: "I Do Over"|
|2014||Avengers Assemble||Rocket Raccoon||Voice; Episode "Guardians and Space Knights"|
|1992||Make My Video||Band Member|
|1994||Playtoons||Sneetches, Peter T. Hooper, Crowd #1||Video game: "Uncle Archibald"
Video game: "The Secret of the Castle"
|Storybook Weaver||Various characters|
|2004||Storybook Weaver Deluxe|
|2006||Family Guy Video Game!||Chris Griffin|
|2007||Mass Effect||Flight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' Moreau||Voice and likeness|
|2010||Mass Effect 2|
|2012||Mass Effect 3|
|Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse||Chris Griffin|
Awards and nomination
- 2008: Won, "Annie Award for Best Directing in an Animated Television Production" – Robot Chicken: Star Wars
- 2009: Won, "Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Television Production" – Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II
- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011: Nominated, "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program" – Robot Chicken (shared w/producers & writers)
- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013: Nominated, "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" – "Robot Chicken"
- 2011, 2012, 2013: Nominated, "Primetime Emmy Award for Short-format Animation" - "Robot Chicken" (shared w/producers, writers & directors)
- 2010: Won, Primetime Emmy Award for Short-format Animation - "Robot Chicken" (Shared w/producers, writers & directors)
- 2009: Nominated, "Slammy Award for Best Raw Guest Host"
- 2006: Nominated, "Spike Video Game Award for Best Supporting Male Performance" - "Family Guy Video Game!"
- 2006: Won, "Spike Video Game Award for Best Cast" - "Family Guy Video Game!"
- 2000: Nominated, "Teen Choice Award: Choice TV Actor" – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- 2002: Nominated, "Teen Choice Award: Choice Comedic TV Actor" – Greg the Bunny
- 2005: Nominated, "Teen Choice Award: Choice Movie Dance Scene" – Be Cool
- 1989: Won, "Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Syndicated Comedy, Drama or Special" – The Facts of Life
- 1992: Nominated, "Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series" – Good & Evil
- List of recurring That '70s Show characters
- List of celebrities who have been the subject of pranks on Punk'd
- "Family Guy's Seth Green - now sounding a little less Jewish". Haaretz. 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- "Ask Seth". SethGreenOnline. May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- "Seth Green- Biography". Yahoo.com.
- "1992-USA - Rally's". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Rally's Rumor: 'Cha-ching' Guy Really Didn't Die". Dailypress.com. Retrieved 13 January 1993.
- Graham, Jefferson (April 9, 1999). "Seth Green fits right in with new Family". USA Today.
- "Fans help 'Family Guy' return to Fox". Observer-Reporter. April 29, 2005. p. E5.
- Green, Seth (September 27, 2005). Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story: Audio Commentary (DVD).
- Seth Green wants you to leave Chris Crocker alone – VIDEO – TV Squad
- "Mass Effect: Q&A with Seth Green". CNET Networks, Inc. 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
- "Exclusive: 'Heroes' Geeks out over Seth Green, Breckin Meyer". EntertainmentWeekly.com. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
- "Star-ving for a Married…With Children Reunion?". Seriously? OMG! WTF?. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "WWE: Inside WWE NEWS > Seth Green will host Raw". WWE.com. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-10.
- Plummer, Dale (2009-07-13). "RAW: Orton sees Green". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- Wright, Eddie (July 19, 2013), SDCC 2013: First Look At 'Husbands' Season 3 Guest Stars [EXCLUSIVE], mtv.com, retrieved July 21, 2013
- "Seth Green Biography". TVGuide.
- Break.com: G33k & G4m3r Girls Song.
- Interview: Why Seth Green Loves Geek and Gamer Girls.
- "Petition for Change of Name". L.A. Superior Court. August 18, 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Seth Green.|
- Official website
- Seth Green at the Internet Movie Database
- Seth on Twitter
- Seth Green Producer Profile for The 1 Second Film
- Robot Chicken page on AdultSwim.com
- Seth Green at Emmys.com