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Seth Green

Green at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Seth Benjamin Gesshel Green
February 8, 1974 (1974-02-08) (age 36)
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, voice actor, writer, producer
Years active 1983–present
Domestic partner(s) Clare Grant (2008-present)

Seth Benjamin Gesshel Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and television producer. He is well known for his role as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as Dr. Evil's son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Mitch Miller in That '70s Show. He also voices the characters of Chris Griffin on Family Guy, Lieutenant Gibbs in Titan Maximum, Flight Lieutenant Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the 2007 video game Mass Effect and its 2010 sequel Mass Effect 2, and is one of the creators and producers of the stop motion comedy series Robot Chicken, where he voices many characters as well. Green appeared in many other movies, such as Rat Race, The Italian Job, Can't Hardly Wait, as a child in Stephen King's It and as Dan in the 2004 movie Without a Paddle.


Early life

Green was born and raised in West Philadelphia, a section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents are Barbara (née Gesshel), an artist, and Herb Green, a math teacher.[1] His parents divorced when Seth was 15, causing havoc in his personal life. However, he found refuge in URJ Camp Harlam in Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, where he had been going since he was five years old. His mother worked there for a couple of years as the art director. There he discovered that performing was his true calling. After his parents' divorce, he said that camp was a place where he could reinvent himself and be good at anything he wanted.[2] Green was raised Jewish and played a 1940s Jewish boy in Woody Allen's movie Radio Days;[3][4] his ancestors were from Poland, Russia and Scotland. In this regard, he said:

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.[5]


Early career

Green's first movie role was in the 1984 film A Billion for Boris. At eight, Green landed his first film assignment, a co-starring role in the 1984 film The Hotel New Hampshire with Jodie Foster and Rob Lowe. He appeared in the 1987 film Can't Buy Me Love, playing the part of Patrick Dempsey's little brother, Chuckie Miller. He also starred in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) as Joe, and appeared in Big Business (1988) and, in the same year, in My Stepmother Is an Alien. Green appeared in the miniseries It (as Richie Tozier, age 12), 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 Sex Drive. 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 , which also featured Paige Moss, who would later play with him in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Amber Benson (Tara Maclay, Buffy) was also in this film, but her scenes were cut in order to get a PG-13 rating.

Green appeared as Daniel "Oz" Osbourne, a werewolf, in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the second through fourth seasons, and one episode in the first season of the spinoff Angel. Green has also been featured in roles on Greg the Bunny, Tucker, The X-Files, That '70s Show, Will & Grace, MADtv, Reno 911!, Entourage, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes and My Name Is Earl.

Family Guy

Seth Green at the 2009 Comic Con for Family Guy.

He went in to the casting of an animated television sitcom called Family Guy created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series plot centers on a family called the Griffins, a dysfunctional family. The series starred MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis and Mike Henry. Green primarily plays Chris Griffin, the teenage son, who is overweight, unintelligent and, in many respects, a younger version of his father, Peter Griffin; and Neil Goldman a geeky and annoying neighbor.[6] Green admittedly did an impression of the Buffalo Bill character from the thriller film The Silence of the Lambs during his audition.[7] 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.[8]

After two episodes of the second season, Family Guy was taken off the network's permanent schedule and shown irregularly thereafter. The show returned in March 2000 to finish airing the second season which contained 21 episodes, all the cast came back for the series return. The third season contained 21 episodes and began airing from July  11, 2001 to February  14, 2002. During its second and third-season runs, Fox publicly announced that the show had been canceled at the end of the second season in 2002.[9] In spite of the announced cancellation, in 2003 Fox decided to make the third season.[10] During the third season, Fox announced that the show was canceled for good.[11][12] The series was renewed later in 2005 for its fourth season due to strong DVD sales and its syndication on basic-cable networks.[13][14] Once again Green and the rest of the cast came back for their voice works.

Further career

He is a co-creator and producer of the stop motion TV series Robot Chicken, for which he also does many voices and has even appeared in animated form. He also appeared as a cameo in the Fall Out Boy music video, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", and 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 then-Internet celebrity Chris Crocker.[15] He also played a parody of "Daisy" from the Vh1 show daisy of love on the soup in 2009. He voiced the character Jeff "Joker" Moreau, pilot of the SSV Normandy, in the video game Mass Effect for the Xbox 360 and PC; and Mass Effect 2.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18] 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 the night, Green competed in the main event, a six-man tag team match, which his team won by disqualification.[19][20]

He is also currently the voice of Michael in the Nickelodeon show, Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Personal life

Green is engaged to actress Clare Grant; the couple live in Los Angeles. [21]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire 'Egg' Berry
1986 Willy/Milly Malcolm
1987 Radio Days Joe
Can't Buy Me Love Chuckie Miller
1988 Big Business Jason
My Stepmother Is an Alien Fred Glass
1990 Missing Parents
Pump Up the Volume Joey
Stephen King's It Young Richie Tozier (Beep Beep Richie)
1992 The Double 0 Kid Chip Direct-to-video release
1993 Ticks Tyler Burns Direct-to-video release
Arcade Stilts Direct-to-video release
Airborne Wiley
The Day My Parents Ran Away Leo
1995 Notes from Underground Punk Neighbor
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
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Scott Evil
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Kenny Fisher
Enemy of the State Selby Uncredited role
1999 Idle Hands Mick
Stonebrook Cornelius
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Scott Evil
2001 Rock Star 101 Le'Von Short film
The Trumpet of the Swan Boyd Voice role
The Attic Expeditions Douglas
Josie and the Pussycats Travis (Du Jour band member)
America's Sweethearts Danny Wax
Rat Race Duane Cody
Knockaround Guys Johnny Marbles
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Scott Evil
2003 Party Monster James St. James
The Italian Job Lyle
2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Patrick Wisely
Without a Paddle Dan Mott
2005 Be Cool Shotgun (Music video director) Uncredited role
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story Chris Griffin/Additional voices Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
The Best Man Murray
2006 Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo Jonah "the taper"
Leave Chris Crocker alone Himself YouTube video
The TV Set Slut Wars Host
2007 Blue Harvest Chris Griffin/Additional voices Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
2008 The 1 Second Film Himself
Sex Drive Ezekiel
2009 His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th Himself Documentary-Film
Old Dogs Craig White
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Chris Griffin/Additional voices Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
We Have a Bad Feeling About This Chris Griffin/Additional voices Voice role
Direct-to-DVD release
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
Tales from the Darkside Timmy Episode: Monsters in My Room
1986 Amazing Stories Lance Episode: The Sitter
Spenser: For Hire Andy Chandler Episode: The Hopes and Fears
1987 The Comic Strip Voice Voice role
Action Family Danny Elliot
1988 The Facts of Life Adam Brinkerhoff Episode: The Beginning of the End
Episode: The Beginning of the Beginning
Divided We Stand Cody Gibbs ABC TV-Pilot
1989 Free Spirit Joey Episode: Too Much of a Good Thing
Mr. Belvedere Episode: Big
Episode: Paper Mill
1990 Life Goes On William Butler Episode: The Spring Fling
Episode: The Visitor
It Young Richie Tozier ABC TV-movie
1991 Our Shining Moment Wheels
Good & Evil David
1992 Evening Shade Larry Phipps Episode: Hasta la Vista
The Wonder Years Jimmy Donnelly Episode: Lunch Stories
Episode: Sex and Economics
Batman: The Animated Series Wizard Voice role
Episode: I Am the Night
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Wayne Episode: The Game Is Chicken
The X-Files Emil Episode: Deep Throat
The Day My Parents Ran Away Leo TV-movie
seaQuest DSV Mark 'Wolfman' Episode: Photon Bullet
1994 The Byrds of Paradise Harry Byrd
Weird Science Lubec Episode: Lisa's Virus
1995 Real Ghosts Termite UPN Miniseries
Step by Step Danny Episode: Head of the Class
1996 Something So Right Napoleon Episode: Pilot
1997 Pearl Bob Episode: Mission ImPearlsible
Mad About You Bobby Rubenfeld Episode: Guardianhood
The Drew Carey Show The Emcee Episode: That Thing You Don't
Temporarily Yours David Silver
1997–2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Daniel "Oz" Osbourne 40 episodes
1998 Cybill Jaybo Episode: Cybill Sheridan's Day Off
1999 Angel Daniel "Oz" Osbourne Episode: In the Dark
1999–2002 Batman Beyond Nelson Nash

Voice role
Episode: Rebirth (1)
Episode: Golem
Episode: Revenant
Episode: The Eggbaby
Episode: Sentries of the Lost Cosmos
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Nelson Nash Voice role
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd Eddie McDowd Voice role
2000 MADtv Brightling Episode: 5.17
Episode: 6.15
Episode: 7.18
Episode: 10.12
2000–2001 Tucker Himself
2002 Greg the Bunny Jimmy Bender
Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? Various voices Voice roles
2003–2004 That '70s Show Mitch Miller Episode: The Battle of Evermore (a.k.a. Pioneer Days)
Episode: Nobody's Fault But Mine (2) (a.k.a. Hyde Loves Jackie)
Episode: Substitute
Episode: Squeeze Box
Episode: E5:15
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Himself Special guest, one episode: The Dressing
2004 Married to the Kellys Dr. Jim Coglan Episode: A Portrait of Susan
Crank Yankers Voice role
Episode: 2.27
Sesame Street Vinny Episode: August 16, 2004
2005 Will & Grace Randall Finn Episode: Friends With Benefits (1)
Episode: Friends With Benefits (2)
2005–2009 American Dad! Etan Cohen, Matthew McConaughey, Joey Voice role
Episode: Homeland Insecurity
Episode: Tearjerker
Episode: Bar Mitzvah Shuffle
Episode: Jack's Back
2005–present Robot Chicken Various voices Co-creator
Voice roles
Family Guy Chris Griffin
Neil Goldman
Additional voices
Voice roles
2006 Four Kings Barry
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Dog Voice role
Episode: Guide to April Fool's Day and Excuses
The Secret Policeman's Ball Private Parts/Mt. Pink Channel 4 TV-special
Entourage Himself Episode: Strange Days
Episode: Vegas Baby, Vegas!
2007 Robot Chicken: Star Wars Various voices Co-creator
Voice roles
Grey's Anatomy Nick Episode: Crash Into Me (1)
Episode: Crash Into Me (2)
2008 Reno 911! Rick the Manager Episode: Undercover at Burger Cousin
My Name Is Earl Buddy Episode: The Magic Hour
Entourage Himself Episode: Seth Green Day
Heroes Sam Episode: The Eclipse (1)
Episode: The Eclipse (2)
Episode: Our Father
Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Various characters 2008-Present
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Various characters Co-creator
Voice roles
Executive producer
2009 Un-broke: What You Need To Know About Money Himself Television special
WWE Raw Himself Special guest host
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Todo 360 Guest voice
Titan Maximum Various characters, Lt. Gibbs Voice roles
Exeutive producer
Fanboy and Chum Chum Michael Johnson Voice only
The Cleveland Show Chris Griffin Guest voice

Awards and nomination

Annie Awards

  • 2008: Won, "Best Directing in an Animated Television Production" - Robot Chicken: Star Wars
  • 2009: Won, "Best Writing in an Animated Television Production" - Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II

Chlotrudis Awards

  • 2004: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor" - Party Monster

Emmy Awards

  • 2007, 2008, 2009: Nominated, "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)" - Robot Chicken (shared w/producers & writers)
  • 2009: Nominated, Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - "Robot Chicken"

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2000: Nominated, "Choice TV Actor" - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • 2002: Nominated, "Choice Comedic TV Actor" - Greg the Bunny
  • 2005: Nominated, "Choice Movie Dance Scene" - Be Cool

Young Artist Awards

  • 1989: Won, "Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Syndicated Comedy, Drama or Special" - The Facts of Life
  • 1992: Nominated, "Outstanding Young Comedian in a Television Series" - Good & Evil

Slammy Awards

  • 2009: Nominated, "Best Raw Guest Host"

See also


  1. ^ Seth Green Biography (1974-2009) Bot generated title -->
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  3. ^ "Tweens: Seth Green". Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Stephen (2000-09-06). "Is there a God?". The A.V. Club.,1394/. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  5. ^ Green, Seth (2009-05-13). "Ask Seth". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  6. ^ Graham, Jefferson (April 9, 1999). "Seth Green fits right in with new Family". USA Today. 
  7. ^ "Fans help 'Family Guy' return to Fox". Observer-Reporter: p. E5. April 29, 2005. 
  8. ^ Green, Seth. (September 27, 2005). Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story: Audio Commentary. [DVD]. 
  9. ^ Gilbert, Matthew (April 30, 2005). "Family Guy Returns, Just As Funny As Ever". Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Family Guy may return". November 18, 2003. Retrieved September 27, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Family Guy has finally been officially cancelled by Fox". TKtv. May 16, 2002. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  12. ^ McKinley, Jesse (May 2, 2005). "Canceled and Resurrected, on the Air and Onstage". The New York Times. Retrieved August 24, 2009. 
  13. ^ James, Meg (April 13, 2005). "Fox Reuniting Itself With Family Guy". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ Rosenthal, Phil (November 20, 2003). "Yet another Family reunion". Chicago Sun-Times: p. 53. 
  15. ^ Seth Green wants you to leave Chris Crocker alone - VIDEO - TV Squad
  16. ^ "Mass Effect: Q&A with Seth Green". CNET Networks, Inc.. 2007-10-18.;title;1. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  17. ^ "Exclusive: 'Heroes' Geeks out over Seth Green, Breckin Meyer". 2008-08-11. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  18. ^ "Star-ving for a Married…With Children Reunion?". Seriously? OMG! WTF?. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  19. ^ "WWE: Inside WWE > NEWS > Seth Green will host Raw". 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  20. ^ Plummer, Dale (2009-07-13). "RAW: Orton sees Green". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  21. ^ Green staunt über Interesse an Freundin

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Seth Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor. He became famous in the late 1990s after appearing in many teen movies. His most notable roles include Scott Evil in the Austin Powers series of movies, Chris Griffin on the television series Family Guy and Daniel "Oz" Osborne on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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