Seth MacFarlane, actor/animator/producer/writer/general-jack-of-all-entertainment-trades will host the 85th Oscars show.
Among some of MacFarlane's credits: He's the creative force behind shows like "Family Guy," "The Cleveland Show," "American Dad." He wrote the recent film "Ted" and voiced the film's title character, and in September MacFarlane hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. His monologue showed off his chops for live performance and impersonations — qualities that can go a long way in hosting an Oscar broadcast.
“We are thrilled to have Seth MacFarlane host the Oscars,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a press release. “His performing skills blend perfectly with our ideas for making the show entertaining and fresh. He will be the consummate host, and we are so happy to be working with him."
"It's truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars," MacFarlane said via the press release. "My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, I hope they don't find out I hosted the Charlie Sheen Roast."
The Oscars will air Sunday, February, 24, 2013 on ABC.
Watch MacFarlane's announcement video above.