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Alex Hirsch

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Alex Hirsch
Born Alexander Robert Hirsch
(1985-06-18) June 18, 1985 (age 29)
Piedmont, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Nationality American
Alma mater California Institute of the Arts
Occupation Storyboard artist, producer, screenwriter, voice actor
Years active 2008–present

Alexander Robert "Alex" Hirsch[1] (born June 18, 1985) is an American animator, storyboard artist, voice actor, and television producer. He is best known as the creator of the Disney XD (formerly Disney Channel) animated television series Gravity Falls, where he voices some of the characters. He has previously worked as a storyboard artist on the Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and the Disney Channel series Fish Hooks.

Early life

Hirsch was born in Piedmont, California on June 18, 1985. In 2007, he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts.[2]

Career

Hirsch is most known for creating the series "Gravity Falls" for the Disney Channel. He provides the voice of Grunkle Stan, Soos, Old Man McGucket, & Bill Cipher as well as many other minor characters featured throughout the show.

Hirsch first started out as a writer and storyboard artist for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack where he worked alongside and befriended fellow animators J.G. Quintel (who would go on to create Regular Show) and Pendleton Ward (who would go on to create Adventure Time).

Hirsch later moved on to be the writer, storyboard artist and creative consultant for Fish Hooks, which he also developed for television alongside Maxwell Atoms, where he portrays Clamantha, her father, Fumble, one of the fish police and a Ferret.[3]

In 2013, Hirsch provided the voice of Officer Concord the Juice Time Juice Box Flavor Cop in the "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" episode of Phineas and Ferb, also on Disney Channel.[4]

Personal life

He places many of his real-life experiences in the show, Gravity Falls, like living in Piedmont and trick-or-treating with his sister as cats. He based Mabel on his twin sister, Ariel Hirsch,[3] and based the entire show loosely on his childhood summers. He gave Mabel a pig in the show, just like his sister had always wanted when she was a kid.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Director Producer Writer Actor Role Notes
2006 Off The Wall[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Additional voice Short film

Television

Year Title Producer Writer Storyboard
artist
Actor Role Notes
2008-2009 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack No Yes Yes No
2010–2014 Fish Hooks No Yes Yes Yes Clamantha
Fumble
Additional voices
Also creative consultant
2012–present Gravity Falls Yes Yes Yes Yes Grunkle Stan
Soos
Old Man McGucket
Bill Cipher
Additional voices
Series creator
2013 Phineas and Ferb No No No Yes Officer Concord Episode: "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror"
Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained Yes Yes No Yes Grunkle Stan
Soos
Old Man McGucket
Additional voices
TV shorts
Also creator
2014 Mabel's Guide to Life Yes Yes No Yes
Fixin' It with Soos Yes Yes No Yes Soos
Grunkle Stan
Mabel's Scrapbook Yes Yes No Yes Grunkle Stan
Soos
Additional voices

Video games

Year Title Role
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Additional voices

References

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
  2. ^ Special to The Oregonian/Disney Channel. "'Gravity Falls': Inspired by Boring, Ore.? It's true". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Disney Channel Medianet". Disney Channel Medianet. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Alex Hirsch - Voice Actor Profile at Voice Chasers". Retrieved 2014-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Disney Channel Medianet". 

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