Alex Hirsch is an American writer, animator, voice actor, and producer, best known as the creator of the animated television series “Gravity Falls.”
In the realm of animated television, few have made as lasting an impact as Hirsch with “Gravity Falls.” The series debuted on Disney Channel in 2012 and later moved to Disney XD. The show became a pop culture phenomenon, drawing in both kids and adults with its unique blend of humor, mystery, and supernatural elements. It’s not just “Gravity Falls” that puts Hirsch on the map; he has also worked on other projects like “Fish Hooks” and “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.”
In the course of his career, Hirsch has collaborated with an array of talented individuals. He worked alongside Justin Roiland, creator of “Rick and Morty,” on “Fish Hooks.” In the development of “Gravity Falls,” he partnered with creative minds like Ariel Hirsch, his twin sister, and storyboard artists like Dana Terrace, who later created the show “The Owl House.” Other noteworthy collaborators include J.G. Quintel of “Regular Show,” Patrick McHale of “Over the Garden Wall,” Thurop Van Orman, creator of “The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack,” and Ian Jones-Quartey, who worked on “Steven Universe.” Musicians like Brad Breeck have composed for “Gravity Falls,” and voice actors such as Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter, and Linda Cardellini have lent their talents to bring the show’s characters to life.
Hirsch’s career has also been marked by a number of distinguished recognitions. “Gravity Falls” has received several Annie Awards for its excellence in animation, including “Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children” in 2015. Hirsch himself won an Annie for “Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” for the same show. His work has also garnered nominations for Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.