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. He 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.
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 Jew 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.