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Alex Hirsch
Alex Hirsch and Grunkle Stan puppet at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013.jpg
Born
Alexander Robert Hirsch

(1985-06-18) June 18, 1985 (age 35)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCalifornia Institute of the Arts
Occupation
  • Animator
  • voice actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • storyboard artist
Years active2008–present
Known forGravity Falls
Partner(s)Dana Terrace

Alexander Robert Hirsch[1][2] (born June 18, 1985) is an American animator, voice actor, writer, storyboard artist, and producer. He is the creator of the Disney Channel series Gravity Falls, for which he provided the voices of Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher, among others. He also earned BAFTA and Annie Awards for the series. In 2016, Hirsch co-authored Gravity Falls: Journal 3 which debuted as a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller[3] and remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for forty-seven weeks.[4] In 2018, Hirsch wrote Gravity Falls: Lost Legends which also appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list.[5]

Early life and education

Hirsch was born in Piedmont, California on June 18, 1985. He has a twin sister named Ariel.[6] His father is Jewish, and he was raised agnostic, celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah.[7] Between the ages of 9 and 13, Hirsch and his twin sister would go stay with their great-aunt (or "graunty") Lois, at her cabin in the woods during the summer. These experiences later served as Hirsch's inspiration for Gravity Falls.[8][9] He graduated from Piedmont High School where, as a junior, he won the school's annual Bird Calling Contest in 2002[10][11] and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.[12]

Hirsch went on to attend the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)[13] where he created a variety of projects and short films including his senior film, Off The Wall, which combined animation and live action. He also spent the summer of 2006 working in Portland, Oregon on a later-scrapped animated film for Laika.[14] He graduated from the college in 2007.[15]

Career

Hirsch's first job after graduating from CalArts was as a writer and storyboard artist for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack on Cartoon Network where he worked alongside fellow CalArts alumni, J. G. Quintel, Pendleton Ward (who was his writing partner on the show), and Patrick McHale.[16][17] He would go on to develop the pilot for the Disney Channel series, Fish Hooks along with Maxwell Atoms and future Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland.[14][15][18]

In 2012, Hirsch created the series Gravity Falls for the Disney Channel. The show, set in the fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon, premiered in June 2012[19] with a voice cast including Jason Ritter, Kristen Schaal, and Hirsch himself.[14] Over the course of the series, he provided the voices of Grunkle Stan, Soos,[15] Old Man McGucket, Bill Cipher, and many other minor characters.[20] The show was moved to Disney XD in 2014.[13] It would go on to win a BAFTA Children's Award[21] and an Annie Award in 2015[22] and was nominated for several other awards (including a Peabody Award in 2016).[23][24] Hirsch ended Gravity Falls in February 2016 to pursue other projects.[25]

In July 2016, Hirsch threw a global treasure hunt[26] (known as "Cipher Hunt") for Gravity Falls fans with clues hidden throughout the world including in the United States, Japan, and Russia. The goal of the hunt was to find a statue of the Gravity Falls character, Bill Cipher. After two weeks, fans of the show discovered the statue in Reedsport, Oregon.[27][28] The hunt coincided with the release of Hirsch's tie-in book, Gravity Falls: Journal 3, which was released on July 26, 2016[29] and eventually became a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller[3] and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly a year.[4] Due to the successful sales of Gravity Falls: Journal 3,[30] a special edition of the book was released on June 13, 2017 and limited to 10,000 copies.[31] The Gravity Falls: Journal 3 Special Edition contains blacklight writing, parchment pages, a monocle, removable photos and notes, and other features that were not included in the regular edition of the book.[32][33]

In February 2018, Hirsch used his Twitter account to announce an official Gravity Falls graphic novel, through a series of puzzle pieces that he would release throughout the day.[34] Put together the puzzle pieces revealed the cover of Gravity Falls: Lost Legends; 4 All-New Adventures! which was written by Hirsch was released on July 24, 2018[35] and also became a New York Times Best Seller.[5]

Outside of Gravity Falls, Hirsch has done voice work for a number of projects including Phineas and Ferb,[36] Rick and Morty, and as the announcer for the Chelsea Peretti special, One of the Greats.[37][38] In August 2016, it was announced that Hirsch was in negotiations to co-write the live-action Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu, alongside Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel writer Nicole Perlman.[39][40] However, he left the project early into the production before writing any of the script.[41] Hirsch was a story contributor to Sony's animated Spider-Man film,[42] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).[43]

On August 27, 2018, Hirsch signed a deal with American streaming company Netflix for a multi-year deal, according to Variety,[44] thus led to the green-light of Inside Job, which he co-executive produces alongside the creator and show-runner Shion Takeuchi.[45]

He is currently the voice of King, Hooty, and additional voices in the Disney Channel animated series The Owl House, created by Dana Terrace (Hirsch's longtime partner). The show premiered on January 10, 2020.[46]

Personal life

Gravity Falls was inspired by Hirsch's own childhood experiences and his relationship with his own twin sister growing up during their summer vacations.[47] He placed many of his real-life experiences in the show, like living in Piedmont and trick-or-treating with his sister as kids.[48] Dipper Pines, one of the lead characters of Gravity Falls, is based on Hirsch's memory of how it felt to be a kid. When Hirsch was around Dipper's age, he "would record [him]self and play it backwards and try to learn to speak backwards."[49] Hirsch described himself as "that neurotic kid who would carry 16 disposable cameras everywhere I went."[47] The character Mabel Pines was inspired by his twin sister, Ariel Hirsch.[50] According to Hirsch, just like Mabel, his sister "really did wear wacky sweaters and have a different ridiculous crush, every week."[47] In the series Mabel gets a pet pig, just like his sister had always wanted when she was a kid.[51] The character of Grunkle Stan was inspired by Hirsch's grandpa Stan, who according to Hirsch "was a guy that told tall tales and would frequently mess with us to get a rise out of us. So, my family really inspired the characters on the show."[47]

Hirsch is dating The Owl House creator, Dana Terrace.[52] Hirsch and Terrace have done multiple charity live streams together, in which they draw cartoons to raise money for various organizations including Planned Parenthood,[53][54] The American Civil Liberties Union,[55][56][57] The Southern Poverty Law Center,[57] The Natural Resources Defense Council (with Ninja Sex Party and Arin Hanson),[58][59][60] Direct Relief (with Justin Roiland and Ethan Klein),[61][62][63][64] The Trevor Project (with Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey),[65][66] and RAICES (with Daron Nefcy and Eden Sher).[67][68][69] All together totaling over $270,000 raised.[57]

Political views

Hirsch is generally outspoken about his political beliefs on social media. He strongly opposes Donald Trump,[70][71] calling him "a lying, self centered, woman-hating sociopath".[72] On September 18, 2020 he stated on Twitter that the U.S. Left cannot afford a "noble defeat" and that the 2020 election is extremely important.[73] In the same thread, he said that what it means is "leftists, libs & moderates" coming together to defeat "the far right fringe cult in power" in a "blue wave," and using "every lever of power possible" to push for a better world once Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are defeated. Additionally, he criticized Doug Collins for his anti-reproductive rights stance,[74] and called for people to donate to "all downballot blue candidates" because of "the danger America is in right now."[75] At the same time, he called for more justices on the U.S. Supreme Court with a Democratic President,[76] pushing the Democratic Party leftword,[77] said that "we simply don't have the luxury of letting Trump win to make an abstract point,"[78] and described voting for a third party in the 2020 election as a "suicidally terrible idea...as useful as thoughts & prayers to shootings" and throwing away your vote.[79] Additionally, he called for voting "straight blue" in the election,[80] adding that there is a choice between science and "a conspiracy cult"[81] and that Joe Biden was not his first choice but that he will still support him.[82]

Hirsch supports abortion rights,[83][84] LGBT rights,[85][86] immigration,[87][88] raising taxes on the wealthy,[89][83] and gun restrictions.[90][83]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Director Producer Screenwriter Actor Role Notes
2006 Off the Wall[91] Yes Yes Yes Yes Wallby Short film
Imaginary Friend[92] Yes Yes Yes Yes Wally
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse[43] No No Uncredited No Story contributor
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 No No No Yes Steve Eagle (voice)

Television

Year Title Producer Screenwriter 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
Additional voices
Also creative consultant and co-developer
2012–2016 Gravity Falls Yes Yes Yes Yes Grunkle Stan
Soos Ramirez
Old Man McGucket
Bill Cipher
Additional voices
Creator, writer and executive producer
2013 Phineas and Ferb No No No Yes Officer Concord the Juice Time Juice Box Flavor Cop 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
Soosy Du
Additional voices
Episode: "The Cartoon"
2018 Star vs. the Forces of Evil No No No Yes Ben Fotino Episode: "Booth Buddies"
We Bare Bears No No No Yes Internet Troll Episode: "Charlie's Halloween Thing 2"
2019 Big City Greens No No No Yes Wyatt Episode: "Park Pandemonium"
2020–present The Owl House No No No Yes King
Hooty
Additional voices
Also creative consultant
2020 Amphibia No No No Yes The Curator
Frog, Frog Soos
Episode: "Wax Museum"

Video games

Year Title Role
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Additional voices
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Additional voices[93]

Bibliography

Year Title Original publisher ISBN Notes
2016 Gravity Falls: Journal 3 Disney Press ISBN 9781484746691 Co-written with Rob Renzetti
No. 1 New York Times Best Seller[3][4]
A special edition was released on June 13, 2017 and limited to 10,000 copies[32][31]
2018 Gravity Falls: Lost Legends ISBN 1368021425
ISBN 978-1368021425
New York Times Best Seller[5]

Nominations and awards

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2015 42nd Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience Gravity Falls Won [22]
20th British Academy Children's Awards Best International Series [21]
2016 43rd Annie Awards Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children's Audience Nominated [24]
Best Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Alex Hirsch [24]
75th Annual Peabody Awards Excellence in Children's/Youth Programming Gravity Falls [23]
2017 44th Annie Awards Best Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production Alex Hirsch [94]

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  73. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (September 18, 2020). "A difference between the right & the left is the right cares more about power than virtue & the left cares more about virtue than power. As a result the left does a lot of losing...smugly. We cant afford the "noble defeat" anymore. This is the fight of our lives- we need to WIN" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter. The other two tweet summarized here are listed below this one.
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  75. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (September 18, 2020). "It is not possible to overstate the danger the America is in right now. We need to immediately DONATE to all downballot blue candidates. With the judicial in peril there is no hope for this country if we do not take the legislative & executive. That means HOUSE/SENATE/PRESIDENCY" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 19, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  76. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (September 19, 2020). "Not true. With a dem house, senate & pres we could vote to add more justices to balance the court. With the power of the vote we could do some amazing stuff" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 21, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  77. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (September 19, 2020). "Bless you Jack. If/When Biden wins, I'll be right there beside you, along with Bernie & AOC, trying to push the party left with every tool at my disposal" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 21, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
  78. ^ Hirsch, Alex [@_AlexHirsch] (September 19, 2020). "I totally get that, but when you have Bernie, AOC & Noam Chomsky ringing the alarm bells at full blast endorsing Biden, a SCOTUS on the verge, during a historical pandemic, we simply don't have the luxury of letting Trump win to make an abstract point. Desperate times" (Tweet). Archived from the original on September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 21, 2020 – via Twitter.
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