Hirsch at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2013
|Born||Alexander Robert Hirsch
June 18, 1985
Piedmont, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Storyboard artist, producer, screenwriter, voice actor|
Alexander Robert "Alex" Hirsch (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 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.
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 and 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.
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.
Gravity Falls was inspired by Hirsch's own childhood experiences with his twin sister during their summer vacations. He places many of his real-life experiences in the show, like living in Piedmont and trick-or-treating with his sister as kids. Mabel Pines, one of the lead characters of Gravity Falls, was inspired by his twin sister, Ariel Hirsch. In the series Mabel gets a pet pig, just like his sister had always wanted when she was a kid.
Hirsch is a graduate of Piedmont High School. In 2002, as a junior, he won the high school's annual bird-calling contest and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, demonstrating the call of the great blue heron.
|2006||Off the Wall||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wallby||Short film|
|2018||Untitled animated Spider-Man film||No||No||Yes||No||Story writer|
|TBA||Detective Pikachu||No||No||Yes||No||First live-action feature film involvement|
|2008–2009||The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Also creative consultant and co-developer|
|2012–2016||Gravity Falls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Grunkle Stan
Old Man McGucket
|Creator, writer and executive producer|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||No||No||No||Yes||Officer Concord||Episode: "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror"|
|2015||Rick and Morty||No||No||No||Yes||Toby Matthews||Episode: "Big Trouble in Little Sanchez"|
|2016||Wander Over Yonder||No||No||No||Yes||Old Man
|Episode: "The Cartoon"|
|2014||Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes||Additional voices|
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Additional voices|
- 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
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