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Seth Green
Seth Green Comic-Con 2011.jpg
Seth Green at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
Born Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
(1974-02-08) February 8, 1974 (age 42)
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, producer, comedian, director
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Clare Grant (m. 2010)
Website sethgreen.com

Seth Benjamin Green (born 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. His feature films include Airborne, The Italian Job, Party Monster, Can't Hardly Wait, Without a Paddle and the Austin Powers series. Green is also 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 voices Lieutenant Gibbs in Titan Maximum and Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the Mass Effect video game series. Green has appeared in movies such as Rat Race, America's Sweethearts, Old Dogs, 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 Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green in Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Herbert Green and Barbara Gesshel. He has one sister named Kaela. Green later legally changed his name to Seth Benjamin Green "to reflect my professional stage name."[1][2] He is of Russian, Scottish, and Polish descent.[3] Green started acting at the age of 7.[4] His early comic influences included Monty Python, Blackadder, Saturday Night Live, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Porky's and Caddyshack.[5]

Career[edit]

Early work[edit]

Green's first movie roles were in the 1984 films Billions for Boris and The Hotel New Hampshire, the second film cast him alongside Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe. He appeared in the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love, playing Patrick Dempsey's character's little brother, Chuckie Miller. He starred in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) as Joe, a 1930s-40s boy based on Allen, 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,[6] 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.[7] Green appeared in the film It (as Richie Tozier, age 12), the horror film Ticks, 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 on The X-Files, That '70s Show, Will & Grace, MADtv, Reno 911!, Entourage, Grey's Anatomy, The Wonder Years, Heroes, The Facts of Life and My Name Is Earl.

Family Guy[edit]

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

Green provides the voice of Chris for the animated television sitcom Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane for Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the dysfunctional Griffin family and also 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.[8] Green admittedly did an impression of the Buffalo Bill character from the thriller film The Silence of the Lambs during his audition.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12][13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16][17] 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.[18] Green became the new voice of Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beginning in its third season (following Jason Biggs' departure from the role).[19]

Personal life[edit]

After getting engaged on New Year's Eve 2009, Green married actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010 in Northern California.[20] The two currently live in Los Angeles.[2] They worked together on Robot Chicken, Warren the Ape, and her "Geek and Gamer Girls Song" viral video.[21][22]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Billions for Boris Benjamin 'Ape-Face' Andrews
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire 'Egg' Berry
1986 Willy/Milly Malcolm
1987 Radio Days Joe
1987 Can't Buy Me Love Chuckie Miller
1988 Big Business Jason
1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Fred Glass
1990 Missing Parents Leo
1990 Pump Up the Volume Joey
1990 It Young Richie Tozier
1991 Our Shining Moment Wheels
1992 The Double 0 Kid Chip
1993 Ticks Tyler Burns
1993 Arcade Stilts
1993 Airborne Wiley
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[23]
1999 Idle Hands Mick
1999 Stonebrook Cornelius
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 Lyle (a.k.a. "Napster")
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Patrick Wisely
2004 Without a Paddle Dan Mott
2005 Be Cool Shotgun (Music video producer) Uncredited role[citation needed]
2005 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Chris Griffin, Various voices
2005 The Best Man Murray
2006 Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo Jonah "the taper guy"
2006 The TV Set Slut Wars Host
2008 Sex Drive Ezekiel
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
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Howard the Duck Uncredited voice cameo[24]
2014 The Identical Dino
2014 Yellowbird Yellowbird (voice) Voice role
2015 Krampus Lumpy (in-suit performer)
2016 Holidays Pete Gunderson
2017 A Futile and Stupid Gesture Christopher Guest Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
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"
1990 It Young Richie Tozier (Beep Beep Richie) 2 episodes
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) 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"
1999–2003,
2005–present
Family Guy Chris Griffin, Neil Goldman, Various voices Main role
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, Blade's Boyfriend (voice) 8 episodes
1999–2000 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Eddie McDowd (voice) 13 episodes
2000–2005 MADtv Brightling 4 episodes
2000 Tucker Himself 3 episodes
2002 Greg the Bunny Jimmy Bender 13 episodes
2002 Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Various voices 4 episodes
2003–2004 That '70s Show Mitch Miller 5 episodes
2003 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Himself (voice) Episode: "The Dressing"
2005 Punk'd Himself Episode: "1.5"
2004 Married to the Kellys Dr. Jim Coglan Episode: "A Portrait of Susan"
2004–2007 Crank Yankers Russel (voice) 2 episodes
2004 Sesame Street Vinny Episode 4074
2005 Will & Grace Randall Finn Episode: "Friends with Benefits"
2005–2009 American Dad! Various voices 3 episodes
2005–present Robot Chicken Various voices Also co-creator, director, writer, executive producer
2006 Four Kings Barry 13 episodes
2006 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Dog (voice) Episode: "Guide to April Fool's Day and Excuses"
2006 The Secret Policeman's Ball Private Parts, Mt. Pink Special
2006–2008 Entourage Himself 3 episodes
2007 Grey's Anatomy Nick 2 episodes "Season four, Episode 9 and 10" "Crash Into Me"
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Various voices Special
2008 Reno 911! Rick the Manager Episode: "Undercover at Burger Cousin"
2008 My Name Is Earl Buddy Episode: "The Magic Hour"
2008 Heroes Sam 2 episodes
2008–2009 Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Various voices 3 episodes
2008 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Various voices Special
2009 / 2014 WWE Raw Host Special
2009–2010 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Todo 360, Ion Papanoida (voice) 4 episodes
2009 Titan Maximum Various voices 9 episodes; also executive producer
2009 The Cleveland Show Chris Griffin (voice) 2 episodes
2009 The Venture Brothers Lance Hale (voice) Episode: "Self-Medication"
2010 Warren The Ape Himself Episode: "Amends"
2010 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Various voices Special
2011 / 2013 MAD Various voices 3 episodes
2011 Delete Lucifer 2 episodes
2012–2014 Phineas and Ferb Monty Monogram (voice) 5 episodes
2012 Franklin and Bash Jango Episode: "Jango and Rossi"
2012 Dan Vs. Ahkenrah (voice) Episode: "The Mummy"
2012 How I Met Your Mother Daryl LaCorte Episode: "The Final Page"
2012–2013 Holliston Gustavo 2 episodes
2012 Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr Roaster Special
2012 Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Various voices 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"
2013–2014 Dads Eli Sachs 18 episodes
2013–2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Rick Jones/A-Bomb, Rocket Raccoon (voice) Main role
2013 Mom Paul Solman Episode: "Corned Beef and Handcuffs"
2013 Husbands The Officiant Episode: "I Do Over"
2014 Avengers Assemble Rocket Raccoon (voice) Episode "Guardians and Space Knights"
2014–present Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo, Sir George, Triceraton Main role (season 3–)
2015 Community Scrunch (Tech Billionaire/Greendale Community College Owner)[25] Episode: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Squint Special
2016 Broad City Jared 2 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Team Unicorn: G33K & G4M3R Girls Himself
2012 Saber 2: The Body Wash Strikes Back Director
2013–present Tabletop Himself 2 episodes: "Star Wars: X-Wing," "Libertalia"
2015–present Super Mansion Producer
2016–present Camp WWE Producer [26]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1989 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Guest-Starring in a Syndicated Family Comedy, Drama, or Special The Facts of Life Nominated
1992 Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series Good & Evil Won
2000 Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actor Buffy the Vampire Slayer Nominated
2002 TV - Choice Actor, Comedy Greg the Bunny Nominated
2005 Choice Movie Dance Scene Be Cool Nominated
2006 Spike Video Game Awards Best Supporting Male Performance Family Guy Video Game! Nominated
2006 Best Cast Family Guy Video Game! Won
2007 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Robot Chicken, episode: "Lust for Puppets" Nominated
2008 Annie Awards Best Animated Television Production Robot Chicken: Star Wars Nominated
2008 Directing in an Animated Television Production Robot Chicken: Star Wars Won
2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Robot Chicken: Star Wars Nominated
2009 Annie Award Best Animated Television Production Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Won
2009 Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Won
2009 Slammy Awards Raw Guest Host of the Year WWE Raw Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Nominated
2009 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Nominated
2010 Outstanding Short-format Animated Program Robot Chicken, episode: "Full-Assed Christmas Special" ("Dear Consumer") Won
2010 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Robot Chicken Nominated
2011 Annie Awards Writing in a Television Production Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Won
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III Nominated
2011 Outstanding Short-format Animated Program Robot Chicken, episode: "Robot Chicken's DP Christmas Special" Nominated
2011 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Robot Chicken Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Animated Series Robot Chicken Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short-format Animated Program Robot Chicken, episode: "Fight Club Paradise" Nominated
2013 Annie Awards Best General Audience Animated Television Production Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short-format Animated Program Robot Chicken, episode: "Robot Chicken's ATM Christmas Special" Nominated
2013 Outstanding Voice-Over Performance Robot Chicken Nominated
2014 Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[27] Robot Chicken, episode: "Born Again Virgin Christmas Special" Nominated
2014 Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance[27] Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise Nominated
2015 Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[28] Robot Chicken Nominated
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[29] Robot Chicken, episode: "Chipotle Miserable" Nominated
2015 Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance[29] Robot Chicken Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Seth Green Biography". TVGuide. 
  3. ^ "Ask Seth". SethGreen.com. May 13, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2014. According to my folks, I'm Russian, Scottish and Polish. Which means I can drink heavily, can't tan, and occasionally put screen doors on submarines. 
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  7. ^ "Rally's Rumor: 'Cha-ching' Guy Really Didn't Die". Dailypress.com. 
  8. ^ Graham, Jefferson (April 9, 1999). "Seth Green fits right in with new Family". USA Today. 
  9. ^ "Fans help Family Guy return to Fox". Observer-Reporter. April 29, 2005. p. E5. 
  10. ^ Green, Seth (September 27, 2005). Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story: Audio Commentary (DVD). 
  11. ^ "Seth Green wants you to leave Chris Crocker alone – VIDEO – TV Squad". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mass Effect: Q&A with Seth Green". CNET Networks, Inc. 2007-10-18. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  13. ^ "Welcome to Twitter - Login or Sign up". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "Exclusive: 'Heroes' Geeks out over Seth Green, Breckin Meyer". EntertainmentWeekly.com. 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  15. ^ "Star-ving for a Married..... With Children Reunion?". Seriously? OMG! WTF?. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  16. ^ "WWE: Inside WWE NEWS > Seth Green will host Raw". WWE.com. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  17. ^ Plummer, Dale (2009-07-13). "RAW: Orton sees Green". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  18. ^ Wright, Eddie (July 19, 2013), SDCC 2013: First Look At 'Husbands' Season 3 Guest Stars [EXCLUSIVE], mtv.com, retrieved July 21, 2013 
  19. ^ "Nickelodeon Renews 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' for Season 4 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  20. ^ "Seth Green- Biography". Yahoo.com. 
  21. ^ "Break.com: G33k & G4m3r Girls Song.". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  22. ^ Interview: Why Seth Green Loves Geek and Gamer Girls.
  23. ^ Horton, NP (May 30, 2013). "Looking back at Tony Scott's Enemy Of The State". DenofGeek.com. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  24. ^ Webb, Charles (August 1, 2014). "Who Was That Voice In The Guardians of the Galaxy End Credits Scene? [Massive Spoilers]". Nerdist. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
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  26. ^ "WWE Network partners with Seth Green, Jerry Springer and Jeff Tremaine on three new original series". www.wwe.com. 
  27. ^ a b "2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' Among the Honored". New York Times. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  28. ^ "42nd Annual Annie Awards Winners". Annie Awards. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  29. ^ a b "Game of Thrones set to dominate Emmys after netting 24 nominations". The Guardian. July 16, 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015. 

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