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Seth Green at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011
|Born||Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green
February 8, 1974
Overbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer, comedian, director|
|Spouse(s)||Clare Grant (m. 2010)|
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.
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". He is of Russian, Scottish, and Polish descent. Green started acting at the age of 7. His early comic influences included Monty Python, Blackadder, Saturday Night Live, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, Porky's and Caddyshack.
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 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, 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), 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.
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. 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. Green became the new voice of Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beginning in its third season (following Jason Biggs' departure from the role).
After getting engaged on New Year's Eve 2009, Green married actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010 in Northern California. The two currently live in Los Angeles. They worked together on Robot Chicken, Warren the Ape, and her "Geek and Gamer Girls Song" viral video.
Green is Jewish. While often cited for promoting atheism for his quote from 2000: "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 in 2014 "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."
|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||It||Young Richie Tozier|
|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)|
|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 voices|
|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|
|2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Howard the Duck (voice)||Uncredited cameo|
|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"|
|Family Guy||Chris Griffin, Neil Goldman, Various voices||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, Blade's Boyfriend (voice)||8 episodes|
|1999–2000||100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd||Eddie McDowd (voice)||13 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"|
|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: "Company"|
|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||TV special|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Nick||2 episodes "Season four, Episode 9 and 10" "Crash Into Me"|
|2007||Robot Chicken: Star Wars||Various voices||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 voices||3 episodes|
|2008||Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II||Various voices||TV special|
|2009 / 2014||WWE Raw||Host||TV 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||TV special|
|2011 / 2013||MAD||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2011||Night of the Hurricane||Chris Griffin (voice)||TV special|
|2012–2014||Phineas and Ferb||Monty Monogram (voice)||Recurring role|
|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||Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr||Roaster||TV special|
|2012||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special||Various voices||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"|
|2013–2014||Dads||Eli Sachs||18 episodes|
|2013–present||Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||Rick Jones/A-Bomb, Rocket Raccoon (voice)||Main cast|
|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 cast (Season 3–present)|
|2015||Community||Scrunch (Tech Billionaire/Greendale Community College Owner)||Episode 6.13: "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television"|
|2013 - present||Tabletop||Himself||2 episodes: "Star Wars: X-Wing", "Libertalia"|
|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|
Awards and nominations
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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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