MacFarlane at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
Rachael Ann MacFarlane|
March 21, 1976
Kent, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Boston Conservatory (did not graduate)|
|Occupation||Voice actress, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Spencer Laudiero (m. 2008)|
|Relatives||Seth MacFarlane (brother)|
Rachael Ann MacFarlane (born March 21, 1976) is an American voice actress and singer best known as the voice of character Hayley Smith on the animated television show American Dad!, which was created by her brother Seth MacFarlane. She also voiced Supreme Leader Numbuh 362 in Codename: Kids Next Door and Kate Lockwell in Starcraft II.
In addition to voice acting, MacFarlane has also been involved in other aspects of animation, such as being a production manager for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Welcome to Eltingville, and she wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, titled "Educating Grim".
MacFarlane was born in Kent, Connecticut. Her parents, Ronald Milton MacFarlane (born 1946) and Ann Perry Sager (1947–2010), were born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her brother is filmmaker, animator, and voice actor Seth MacFarlane (born 1973). She is of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. MacFarlane's parents met in 1970, when they both lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts, and married later that year. The couple moved to Kent in 1972, where Ann began working in the Admissions Office at South Kent School. She later worked in the College Guidance and Admissions Offices at the Kent School, a selective college preparatory school where Ronald also was a teacher.
MacFarlane went to Boston Conservatory but did not graduate before moving to Los Angeles to begin a career in voice acting.
MacFarlane first started voicing characters on Hanna-Barbera shows. She mostly worked on the shows that her brother, Seth, worked on such as Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Laboratory. Then after her career on Hanna-Barbera had ended, MacFarlane then began voicing many characters on Cartoon Network.
In addition to voice acting, Rachael has also been involved in other aspects of animation, such as being a production manager for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Welcome to Eltingville, and wrote an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, titled "Educating Grim" - where she also met her husband. Seth MacFarlane asked her to help him with his new pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Company, which would become Family Guy. Rachael MacFarlane worked on the show providing incidental voices, and her brother told her she was good at it and asked her to stay, prompting her to move from New York City to Los Angeles. This launched her career as a voice actress; she remained an incidental cast member on Family Guy for several years and began getting other voice-over work on her own, working for both The Walt Disney Company and Cartoon Network. In 2005, her brother Seth cast her in his second major prime time animated show, American Dad!.
MacFarlane also continues to contribute to Family Guy, on a regular basis. In September 2012, she released her first album Hayley Sings, which is a jazz vocal tribute to Hayley Smith, her character on American Dad!.
On July 16, 2010, MacFarlane's mother, Ann Perry Sager, died after a long battle with cancer. Her death was reported by Larry King on his show Larry King Live, who acknowledged a conversation he had with her during an interview with her son in May 2010.
|2005||Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story||Katie Couric, Britney Spears (voice)|
|2006||Codename: Kids Next Door: The Movie: Operation Z.E.R.O.||Numbuh 362 (voice)||TV film|
|2007||Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure||2 Headed Parrot (voice)||TV film|
|2007||Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen||Mindy, Velma's Mom, Eris (voice)||TV film|
|2008||Underfist: Halloween Bash||Mindy (voice)||TV film|
|2009||Superman/Batman: Public Enemies||Nightshade, Lady Shiva (voice)|
|2010||Lego Atlantis: The Movie||Samantha Rhodes (voice)|
|2013||I Know That Voice||Herself||Documentary|
|2014||Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas||Emily Hobbs (voice)||TV film|
|2015||Ted 2||Meighan Assistant|
|1997–2002||Johnny Bravo||Various voices||5 episodes|
|2002||The Powerpuff Girls||Girl #1 and #2, Boy (voice)||Episode: "Keen on Keane/Not So Awesome Blossom"|
|Family Guy||Various voices||Recurring role|
|2002–2004||Fillmore!||Enid Quintara, Luella Spear (voice)||2 episodes|
|2002–2007||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Mindy, Eris, the Goddess of Discord and Chaos, Various voices||30 episodes|
|2003–2008||Codename: Kids Next Door||Numbuh 362, Various voices||12 episodes|
|2003||Dexter's Laboratory||Miss Salinger, Cheerleader, Girl (voice)||Episode: "Sis-Tem Error/Bad Cable Manners/Dexter's Library"|
|2003||Static Shock||Nina Crocker/Time-Zone (voice)||Episode: "Flashback"|
|2004||Megas XLR||Gina (voice)||Episode: "Dude, Where's My Head?"|
|2004||Samurai Jack||Mom (voice)||Episode: "Jack and the Baby"|
|2005||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Connie Crunch, Sugar, Sheila (voice)||2 episodes|
|2005–present||American Dad!||Hayley Smith, Various voices||Main cast|
|2007||The Batman||Blaze (voice)||Episode: "White Heat"|
|2007||The Grim Adventures of the Kids Next Door||Numbuh 362, Mindy (voice)||TV special|
|2008||Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?||Mom, Librarian (voice)||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2011||Winx Club||Chimera (voice)||6 episodes|
|2011–2014||Robot Chicken||Various voices||3 episodes|
|2014||The Tom and Jerry Show||Hildie (voice)||2 episodes|
|2015||Turbo FAST||Thora, Queen Tarsa (voice)||Episode: "Maggotron/Love Hurts"|
|2016||Sofia the First||Cordelia (voice)||Episode: "Gone with the Wind"|
|2006||The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||Eris|
|2006||Family Guy Video Game!||Various voices|
|2008||The Incredible Hulk||Vapor|
|2010||StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty||Kate Lockwell|
|2012||Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse||Various|
|2013||StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm||Kate Lockwell|
|2014||Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy||Olga the Diva|
|2014||Zorbit's Math Adventure||Serena|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- "Hayley Smith on American Dad". FOX. Archived from the original on May 7, 2011.
- Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
- Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2013.
- "Bio at TV.com".
- "Obituaries – Ann Perry MacFarlane". Newburyport News. July 16, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
- "One-man campaign out for 'Family Guy'". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Associated Press. July 2, 1999. Retrieved February 13, 2008.
Seth MacFarlane has been out of prep school for eight years, but the headmaster is still on his case. The top administrator of the Kent School is leading a one-man campaign to get advertisers to drop The Family Guy, an animated TV comedy created by MacFarlane, a 1991 Kent alumnus.
- Catlin, Roger (February 6, 2005). "Another Animated Kickoff For State Man". courant.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- Rose, Lacey (February 20, 2013). "5 Reasons Why Seth MacFarlane Will Be a Great Oscars Host (According to His Sister)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "Biography of Rachael MacFarlane". Biographies. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "Seth MacFarlane's mother dies". Canoe. July 29, 2010. Retrieved July 31, 2010.
- "Rachael MacFarlane of "American Dad" talks growing up with brother Seth MacFarlane". YouTube. January 5, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- ASIN B008BGNR28, Hayley Sings (2012-09-25)