Steve Alpert

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Steve Alpert (born 1950, full name: Stephen M. Alpert[1][2]) is an American entertainment executive. He is a former member of the board of directors of Studio Ghibli, and had served as head of overseas operations for fifteen years.[3][4][5] He is now semi-retired but continues to work for Studio Ghibli on various projects.[6] Prior to joining Studio Ghibli, he worked for the Walt Disney Studios.[7]

In 2013, he made his voice acting debut in The Wind Rises in the role of Castorp, whose character's design was also influenced by Alpert's likeness.


  1. ^ At The Head Of The Pack. Los Angeles Times. 24 Oct 1999.
  2. ^ AT THE MOVIES. The New York Times. 7 Feb 2003.
  3. ^ Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S. Roland Kelts - 2006 p196 "Ishikawa's focus on the creative side of the industry is reminiscent of the description by Steve Alpert from Studio Ghibli of Japan's artist-focused process, and of its pros and cons. But Ishikawa is not suggesting that the artists simply do what they ..
  4. ^ Jonathan Clements - Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade -2010 p43 "“My secret source was Studio Ghibli — Miyazaki's people. I would run things past a guy named Steve Alpert. But every now and then, when the facts were against us, we'd go with the poetry. There's this one moment with a little dragon ..."
  5. ^ The New Yorker - 第 80 卷 p169 2005 "But during my visit to the studio Steve Alpert, an American who heads Ghibli's overseas division, showed me around, and in an upstairs room I saw Miyazaki hanging out with a couple of animators. He had shown the completed "Howl's Moving ...
  6. ^ The Secret World of Arrietty Production Notes, 2012. Accessed 11 Aug 2013.
  7. ^ Hayao Miyazaki: Studio Ghibli films spirited away to the big screen. Los Angeles Times. 25 Jan 2012.