May 26, 2016 | Updated at 11:11 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Family Guy' MacFarlane Adds His Voice to 'Simpsons' Gig

Seth MacFarlane may already have three hit animated television shows, one hit raunchy comedy movie and the coveted Oscars hosting job for next year, but the comedian is adding another notch on his resume: guest voicing on "The Simpsons."

Reuters on Dec 01, 2012 12:14 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Writer, director and cast member Seth MacFarlane poses at the premiere of "Ted" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California June 21, 2012.
Writer, director and cast member Seth MacFarlane poses at the premiere of "Ted" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California June 21, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Seth MacFarlane may already have three hit animated television shows, one hit raunchy comedy movie and the coveted Oscars hosting job for next year, but the comedian is adding another notch on his resume: guest voicing on "The Simpsons."

"Family Guy" creator MacFarlane will appear in the season premiere of the 25th season of "The Simpsons" in 2013, Fox Television, home to both shows, said on Friday.

MacFarlane will play a married man who pursues matriarch Marge Simpson after the two meet on a website and form a bond over their love of a "Downton Abbey-esque" show called "Upton Rectory," show producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly.

The episode, entitled "Dangers on a Train," will air in fall 2013.

MacFarlane's guest spot is a crossover for the actor, writer and director, who was inspired by "The Simpsons" when creating "Family Guy," an animated comedy following the dysfunctional Griffin family headed by dim-witted patriarch Peter, who bears similarities to Homer Simpson.

Both shows air on Fox, and the news comes after MacFarlane featured Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, in a recent "Family Guy" episode.

MacFarlane, 39, also created and voices characters for animated comedies "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," and he had a box-office hit with R-rated comedy "Ted" this past summer.

He will be hosting the Oscars in February.

"The Simpsons" first aired in 1989 and is now the longest-running U.S. sitcom in history and is broadcast in more than 100 countries.

The show has seen a diverse range of guest stars across all spectrums of pop culture including Bill Clinton, Buzz Aldrin, Tony Blair, Julian Assange and Lady Gaga. 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Orange Is the New Black

Taylor Schilling Teases 'Things Are Getting Worse' on Orange Is the New Black

Tensions will continue rising on 'OITNB' as our favorite inmates adjust to new prisoners and the new corporate leadership.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez Shares Her Thoughts on Her Most Infamous Box Office Bomb

She might be one of the most recognizable names in the world, but Jennifer Lopez has had her fair share of ups and downs throughout the years.

Ramona Singer

RHONY's Ramona Singer Talks About Her Boobs (and Little Else) in a New Interview

Ramona Singer wants the world to know that she's looking and feeling sexy and at the end of the day, that's all that really matters.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert Cuts Her Last Ties With Blake Shelton?

Even though they announced the end of their marriage several months ago, Miranda Lambert is just now cutting her final ties with her ex-husband, Blake Shelton.

Jennifer Aniston

Did Jennifer Aniston See Her Mother Before She Died?

Just days after reports indicated that Jennifer Aniston has finally patched things up with her estranged mother, Nancy Dow has died.

Real Time Analytics