Mark Wahlberg has confessed he is jealous of director Seth MacFarlane and called for him to move in front of the camera.

The creator of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, wrote, directed, produced, and voiced the lead role in new film Ted, a raunchy but warm-hearted tale of grown man John, played by Mark, and his best buddy, a talking teddy bear.

Mark said: "I'd actually love to see him in front of the camera, as well. He's a really funny guy and an amazing actor. I was kind of surprised and jealous on a daily basis at what he is capable of doing and how good he does it."

Ted's a horny little hell-raiser, messing around with hookers, smoking pot, snorting coke and dropping F-bombs like confetti, and he comes between John and his girlfriend, played by Mila Kunis, who also worked with Seth on Family Guy.

And Mila has Seth envy too, confessing she was floored at how well he sang the first time they were doing a number for Family Guy.

"I don't think there is anything that he can't do. I truly don't. Of all the people that I know, he is one of the most talented human beings, and not like, talented in the way that he'll try anything. But he'll try and succeed, he's so good," she said.