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SETH GREEN
       

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1974, Green was raised in the suburbs. At the age of 6, he was already set on acting, enrolling in lessons to help him along. He landed jobs on television and numerous commercials with the help of his uncle, a casting director. His first film role was in 1984’s ‘The Hotel New Hampshire’, with Brat Pack member, Rob Lowe. He would also appear in another 1980’s classic, Canít Buy Me Love. Green continued to work into the 90s and his most notable roles were in the Stephen King miniseries, It, and in the teen angst flick Pump Up the Volume. His first starring role was in Woody Allen’s 1987 film Radio Days. As Allen’s young alter-ego, Green won a respectable amount of recognition (including an appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show) for his part in the nostalgic tale of a boy growing up as part of an eccentric family in 1940s America. The role led to work in various films, such as Can’t Buy Me Love (1987) and the following year’s My Stepmother Is an Alien. By 1995, Seth was back, with a role as ď3rd Youth at Hot Dog Stand” in the little seen John Travolta movie, White Manís Burden. Then came Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, the shagadelic hit by comedian Mike Myers. As the nefarious Doctor Evilís progeny, Scott Evil, Seth got a lot of laughs, and even more exposure.

       

The good fortune continued for Seth, as an appearance on the hit WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned into a recurring role. He plays Oz, a young guitarist, smitten with series regular, Alyson Hannigan (Willow). It is interesting to note that the two had previously starred together years before in the 1988 dud, My Stepmother Is an Alien. Seth has continued his comeback with roles in Canít Hardly Wait, with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry, and Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman. The two films have assured his rising fame, and broadened his fan base even further. Things seem to be looking really good for Seth. Seth’s first major role since making it big on Buffy came in Idle Hands. The film looked good, but it quickly disappeared from theaters. Green also kept busy doing the voice of Chris Griffin on Fox’s animated series The Family Guy.

       

The turnover to the new millennium found Green increasingly popular on the big screen, with roles in such films as Rat Race and America’s Sweethearts (both 2001). It wasn’t long before the inevitable third chapter in the adventures of Austin Powers was to go before the cameras, and Green once again agreed to fill the shoes of Scott Evil. After a role in the hit 2003 ensemble caper The Italian Job, Green geared up for a pair of high-profile comedic roles in 2004. First up, he played a museum curator with a crush on Velma in Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. Then, teaming up with Dax Shepard and Matthew Lillard, he starred in Without a Paddle, an adventure comedy about three city-slickers who find trouble when they take a canoe trip together. Finally successful again after all these years, Seth does not seem to want to let up, and his fans are grateful.