To some, Connecticut may seem like a tiny, boring state full of small towns. However, some celebrities called it home before making it big in Hollywood, and didn’t let it stop them from following their dreams. Here are 10 notable names that you may not know were from Connecticut.

1. Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane Comic Con Panel

Seth MacFarlane at a Comic Con panel in 2009. Credit | Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Before creating the popular cartoon series “Family Guy” and becoming a well-know actor, comedian and filmmaker, Macfarlane was born and raised in Kent. He first got his start in animation at the Rhode Island School of Design before leaving for Hollywood where he started writing and animating several well known TV shows like “Johnny Bravo” and “Dexter’s Laboratory,” according to an interview with IGN.

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