Thurop Van Orman

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Thurop Van Orman
Born Mark Van Orman
(1976-04-26) April 26, 1976 (age 38)
Norfolk, Virginia, US
Occupation TV writer, producer, animator, voice actor, singer, storyboard artist, storyboard director
Years active 2001–present
Known for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Powerpuff Girls, Camp Lazlo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Adventure Time, Sanjay and Craig

Mark "Thurop" Van Orman (born April 26, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia, US) is an American TV writer, director, cartoonist, producer, animator, storyboard artist, storyboard director, singer and voice actor. He is known for being the creator of the animated series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, in which he voices the titular character. He studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts.[1] He was the storyboard artist for Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He was also the co-writer for these shows. He was also the supervising producer for Adventure Time, and currently serves as one for Sanjay and Craig. Thurop is also somewhat known for responding to much of his fans' fanart through the website deviantArt. He is currently working on his stop motion film project titled Black Forest,[2] as well as providing concept art for the film adaptation of The Little Prince. He has also announced via Twitter that he will be writing a film about Vikings.


Year Title Role
2001 The Powerpuff Girls Storyboard Artist
2003 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Writer, Storyboard Artist
2005 Camp Lazlo Writer, Storyboard Artist, Storyboard Director
2008 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Creator, writer, Executive Producer, Storyboard Artist, director, Voice Actor
2010 Adventure Time Supervising Producer, writer
2013 Sanjay and Craig Supervising Producer

Voice roles[edit]

Year Title Role
2008–2010 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Flapjack, Background Singer, Additional Voices
2010 Sherlock Holmes Royal Sorcerer
2011 Adventure Time Tree Witch, Kent
2012–present Gravity Falls Lil' Gideon
2012 That's Our Joe Gay person on airplane
2013 Sanjay and Craig Uncle Phillip
2014 Adventure Time Kent


Year Title Role
2015 The Little Prince Concept artist
TBA Black Forest[2] Director
TBA Untitled film about Vikings Screenwriter


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