Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and television producer. Green portrayed Devin Stewart in Power Rangers LG: The Rise of Trakeena , Anthony Marsh, Jr 's fan-film based on Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy . Green is also involved in appearing in Marsh's other film projects, but they were stalled due to Marsh promoting his Power Rangers Lost Galaxy movie.
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, Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the Mass Effect video game series, and is one of the creators and producers of the stop motion comedy series Robot Chicken, in which he also voices many characters. Green has appeared in many other movies, such as Rat Race, The Italian Job, Can't Hardly Wait, Without a Paddle, and as a child in the horror film Stephen King's It.
Trivial Career and LifeEdit
- Green was born and raised in Overbrook Park, West Philadelphia, a section of the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents are Barbara (née Gesshel), an artist, and Herb Green, a math teacher. Green was raised Jewish.After his parents' divorce, he has stated that camp was a place where he could reinvent himself and be good at anything he wanted.
- 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 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 (TV series) co-star Alyson Hannigan. Green appeared in the miniseries It (as Richie Tozier, age 12), Infested (aka '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 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 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. Also voiced the character Joker in the game trilogy Mass Effect.
- Green went 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, Peter Griffin; 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.
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. In spite of the announced cancellation, in 2003 Fox decided to make the third season. During the third season, Fox announced that the show was canceled for good. The series was renewed later in 2005 for its fourth season due to strong DVD sales and its syndication on basic-cable networks. Once again Green and the rest of the cast came back for their voice works.
- Green is a co-creator and producer of the stop motion TV series Robot Chicken, for which he 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. He voiced the character Jeff "Joker" Moreau, pilot of the SSV Normandy, in the video games Mass Effect for the Xbox 360 and PC; and its sequel, Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. He will also reprise the role in 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.
- 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 26 on March 28, 2010.
- Green married actress Clare Grant on May 1, 2010; the couple live in Los Angeles. They worked together on Robot Chicken, Warren the Ape, and her "Geek and Gamer Girls Song" viral video.
Awards and nominationEdit
- 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
- 2004: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor" – Party Monster
- 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"
- 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
- 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
- 2009: Nominated, "Best Raw Guest Host"
- List of recurring That '70s Show characters
- List of celebrities who have been the subject of pranks on Punk'd
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- ^ James, Meg (April 13, 2005). "Fox Reuniting Itself With Family Guy". Los Angeles Times.
- ^ Rosenthal, Phil (November 20, 2003). "Yet another Family reunion". Chicago Sun-Times: p. 53.
- ^ Seth Green wants you to leave Chris Crocker alone – VIDEO – TV Squad
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- ^ "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.
- ^ Seth Green marries Claire Grant, The Huffington Post, May 2, 2010
- ^ Break.com: G33k & G4m3r Girls Song.
- ^ Interview: Why Seth Green Loves Geek and Gamer Girls.
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