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Alexander "Alex" Robert Hirsch (born June 18, 1985) is an American animator, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is the creator and the executive producer of the American animated television series, Gravity Falls, for which he earned a BAFTA and Annie Awards for.

Alex voiced two of the main characters in the show, Grunkle Stan and Soos, and the main antagonist Bill Cipher and also voiced supporting and recurring characters such as Old Man McGucket, the gnomes, and many others, including Quentin Trembley, Mayor Befufftlefumter, Sev'ral Timez, etc.

Alex also co-authored Gravity Falls: Journal 3 in 2016, which debuted as a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller[2] and remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for forty-seven weeks.[3] In 2018, he wrote Gravity Falls: Lost Legends which also appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list.[4]

Early life and education[]

Hirsch was born in Piedmont, California, on June 18, 1985. His parents divorced when he was young.[5] He has a twin sister named Ariel (the inspiration for Mabel Pines, with himself being the inspiration for Dipper)[6] and three half-sisters: Lauren,[7] Katrina, and Jessica. His father is Jewish, and he was raised agnostic, celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah.[8] He placed many of his real-life experiences in the show, such as living in Piedmont, California, and trick-or-treating with his sister Ariel as cats. He also based the series off the summers he and Ariel spent with their great aunt (or graunty) Lois (the inspiration for Stan Pines), at her cabin in the woods, between the ages of 9 and 13.[9] Both he and his sister wished they would go on the daring adventures that Mabel and Dipper go on in the show. He based Mabel on his twin sister, Ariel Hirsch, and Grunkle Stan off of his Grandpa Stan, and based the entire series loosely on his own childhood summers. He gave Mabel a pet pig named Waddles because his sister had always wanted one when she was young.[10]He also enjoyed going to Oregon, and went there often. He was very fond of The Simpsons as a child, and cited this as one of his main influences. After watching the episode "Bart's Comet", he attended child therapy.

He graduated from Piedmont High School where, as a junior, he won the school's annual Bird Calling Contest in 2002[11][12] and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.[13]He also created a mini animated film for the event titled, Alfred Hitchcluck Presents School House Flock.[14]

Alex went on to attend the Institute of the Arts (CalArts).[15] There, he created a variety of projects and short films including his senior film, Off The Wall, which combined animation and live action, Cuddle Bee Hugs N'Such with Adrian Molina, which was chosen by Nicktoons Network for their original series Shorts in a Bunch. Additional films he made there included Beach Booty, On a Roll and Imaginary Friend. Alex is also credited in working on various other films including Fools Gold by Devin Roth and with him and Sean Jimenez on Bubblebeard (which was made for the second pilot episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! but ultimately not used). He also spent the summer of 2006 working in Portland, Oregon on a later-scrapped animated film for Laika.[16] He graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[17]

Career[]

Shortly after graduating, he worked at the digital entertainment studio JibJab. He later worked as a writer/storyboard artist on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack where he worked alongside fellow CalArts alumni, J. G. Quintel, Pendleton Ward (who was his writing partner on the show), and Patrick McHale.[18][19]

The Original Gravity Falls Pitch

The earliest pitch concept of what would become Gravity Falls that Alex Hirsch wrote.

While at CN, Alex's student films were noticed by Mike Moon; an executive at Disney. At a time when Disney Channel was looking to expand its animation production with new talent, Mike offered Alex the chance to develop a show for them. Initially not interested in making a TV show, Alex jumped on the idea, believing it to be a faster means to rise up in the industry and as a chance to develop a sort of Twin Peaks meets The Simpsons type series he imagined.[20] Alex would initially pitch three shows; one about time traveling dolphins, one about time traveling gentleman and finally the concept for what would become Gravity Falls, named after a writing exercise idea he had done with a college friend.

As part of the deal Alex made with Disney, he would help them develop an upcoming show and they would produce his. With that, Alex would go on to help the pilot for the Disney Channel series Fish Hooks along with William Reiss and serve as a creative consultant on it, as well as where he portrayed Clamantha, her father, Fumble, one of the fish police and a ferret.[1][21] Alex would, in the meantime, develop an early pitch for his show on sticky notes, after with a low budget pilot and next time on reel was made during the summer of 2010 by Toronto based animation studio House of Cool. The series, known as Gravity Falls, would be greenlit for full production in December 2010, after which Alex would hire his own team to help develop it, comprised of various college friends of his, new comers to the industry and long time members.[22]

Gravity Falls was inspired by Hirsch's own childhood experiences and his relationship with his own twin sister, Ariel Hirsch, growing up during their summer vacations.[23] He placed many of his real-life experiences in the show, such as living in Piedmont and trick-or-treating with his sister as kids.[24] 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 attempted to teach himself backward speech by reversing recordings of his own voice.[25] Hirsch described himself as "that neurotic kid who would carry 16 disposable cameras everywhere I went."[23] The character Mabel Pines was inspired by Ariel.[26] According to Hirsch, Ariel "really did wear wacky sweaters and have a different ridiculous crush, every week" in a similar fashion to Mabel.[23] In the series, Mabel acquires a pet pig, just like Ariel had always wanted when she was a child.[27] The character of Grunkle Stan was inspired by Hirsch's grandfather Stan, who according to him "was a guy that told tall tales and would frequently mess with us to get a rise out of us."[23] Hirsch chose Oregon as the setting for Gravity Falls after spending a summer there during college working for the animation studio Laika.[28]

Gravity Falls ended in February 2016 after 2 seasons, as Alex went on to pursue other projects.[29] Despite some early reports of him developing an adult animated series for FOX, it was revealed by him in December 2017 that this was not the case.

In July 2016, Hirsch threw a global treasure hunt (known as "Cipher Hunt") for Gravity Falls fans, with clues hidden in the United States, Japan, and Russia. The goal of the hunt was to find a statue of Bill Cipher. After two weeks, fans discovered the statue in Reedsport, Oregon.[30][31] The hunt coincided with the release of Gravity Falls: Journal 3 and Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates' Treasure!, which were released on July 26, 2016.[32] Journal 3 would eventually become a No. 1 New York Times Best Seller[33] and appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly a year.[34] A special edition of the book was released on June 13, 2017, and limited to 10,000 copies.[35] The 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.[36]

At D23 in July 2017, Hirsch announced an official Gravity Falls graphic novel. Then on February 15, 2018, 2 years to the day of the series' conclusion, through a series of puzzle pieces on Twitter, the name and cover of the graphic novel were revealed. Gravity Falls: Lost Legends; 4 All-New Adventures! which was written by Hirsch was released on July 24, 2018[37] and also became a New York Times Best Seller.[38]

Outside of Gravity Falls, Hirsch has done voice work for a number of animated series. He was the voice of Officer Concord the Juice Time Juice Box Flavor Cop in the "Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror" Phineas and Ferb.[39][40][41] He also provided additional voices to the video game Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes in late 2014. He also voiced Toby Mathews in the Rick and Morty episode, "Big Trouble In Little Sanchez." Alex also voiced a Gravity Falls parody in Wander Over Yonder and the character of Ben Fotino in the Star vs. the Forces of Evil episode "Booth Buddies." He also has voiced characters on We Bare Bears, Kid Cosmic, and as the announcer for the Chelsea Peretti special, One of the Greats.[42]

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, however he later revealed on Twitter that he never wrote a page of script, and had no involvement with the film.[43][44] Hirsch was a story contributor to Sony's animated Spider-Man film,[45] Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018).[46] He also has had a voice role in The Angry Birds Movie 2, as well as a special thanks on The Super Mario Bros Movie.

On August 27, 2018, Hirsch signed a deal with American streaming company Netflix for a multi-year deal, according to Variety.[47] Alex is currently in development on an unknown adult animated series for the company that remains NDA protected as of 2022 with no known release or announcement date as of yet. As of 2022, the show remains stuck in development.[48] Despite several leaks occurring, Alex has remained tight lipped on the series and has not revealed much info regarding it since 2021.

Alex has also contributed to shows and movies created by alumni from the Gravity Falls production team. He provided a guest voice roles for Big City Greens, created by former crew members Shane and Chris Houghton, as well as voiced Mr. Ponds and Frog Soos; toad and frog versions of Grunkle Stan and Soos in a Gravity Falls homage episode called "Wax Museum" in the second season of the Disney Channel series Amphibia, created by former Gravity Falls director and storyboard artist Matt Braly. Hirsch has also worked as the voice of King, Hooty, and additional voices on The Owl House, created by Dana Terrace, as well as serving as a creative consultant on it.[49] Alex also has served as co-executive producer on the series Inside Job alongside creator and show-runner Shion Takeuchi.[50] The first half of the first season premiered on October 22, 2021, with the second half releasing on November 18, 2022, with a second season being order on June 8, 2022.[51] However, on January 8, 2023, Takeuchi announced that the series was cancelled, which a representative from Netflix confirmed.[52][53][54] Alex also worked has worked as a story consultant and voice actor in the Sony film The Mitchells vs. the Machines that was directed by Michael Rianda and had a voice role on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which was directed by Jeff Rowe.

Alex also has written a brand new book for Gravity Falls, focusing on Bill Cipher. Titled The Book of Bill, it is to release on July 23, 2024.

Personal life[]

In 2008, prior to developing Gravity Falls, Alex Hirsch worked with Joe Pitt on an animation blog project called 24 Hour Toons.[55] A theme would be posted to their website every other week at midnight on Friday, after which participants had 24 hours to make a film that followed it. It could be of any medium, so long as it was completed in 24 hours. After which, people would submit a link to the uploaded film on YouTube and it would appear on their site, if submitted within 24 hours.[56][57] It was created by them as a challenge for their colleagues to try and create something animated within a 24 hour period deadline. Several rounds of the project were held until March 2011, likely due to Alex and Joe now working on Gravity Falls and not having time to host it. The site remained up until 2018, with the last theme listed on it being Frozen. Alex himself contributed several animated short films to it, of which only 2 are known to survive; Teddy Roosevelt: You So Crazy and an unnamed film Alex made as compensation for missing that week's film, in which he just plays a minute of the 2007 film Bratz.

From 2015 to sometime before April 2022, Hirsch was in a relationship with The Owl House creator Dana Terrace.[58][59][60][61] Hirsch and Terrace have conducted multiple charity live streams together, in which they draw cartoons to raise money for various charity organizations including Planned Parenthood,[62][63] the American Civil Liberties Union,[64][65][66] the Southern Poverty Law Center,[66] the Natural Resources Defense Council (with Ninja Sex Party and Arin Hanson),[67][68][69] Direct Relief (with Ethan Klein),[70][71][72][73] The Trevor Project (with Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey),[74][75] and RAICES (with Daron Nefcy and Eden Sher).[76][77][78] Altogether, these events raised over $270,000 as of 2018.[66] There have been no charity events with the two since, likely due to The Owl House's production, their relationship ending and separate work.

Alex Hirsch is known to be vocal about his political views on social media (prior to Twitter's destabilization by its takeover by Elon Musk). He has made a multitude of statements in expression of those views over the years. Many of his statements have been against former US president Donald Trump during his administration and praise for views against it. In November 2020, following his defeat in that years election, Hirsch prank-called a voter fraud hotline set up by the Trump campaign, by using the voices of multiple Gravity Falls characters to report ballot theft committed by the former McDonald's mascot, the Hamburglar.[79]

In August 2020, Hirsch praised The Owl House for its LGBTQ+ representation, saying "Back when I made [Gravity Falls], Disney forbade me from having any explicit LGBTQ+ [representation in the show]. But as of today, thanks to [Terrace] and [her] team there are explicitly queer animated main characters on Disney TV. I'm so proud and happy to say that."[80][81] Hirsch has praised Disney for including more LGBTQ+ representation in their shows saying, "I applaud [Disney's] growth and I applaud every time they make the choice to represent different types of people and tell more stories, and I'm really, really hoping to see in the next few years the feature side of Disney lead that. I would love to see a Disney feature [film], either from Disney or Pixar, that's inclusive in the way that some of the TV shows have started to be."[81] Despite that, he also has been vocal in their ongoing negative aspects of it too. In 2022, Hirsch was one of the few creative members to call them out on it, with calling out the hypocrisy and poor handling of LGBTQ+ content across the company by either censoring or removing said content to appeal to conservative families and countries, lack of quality care and lack of the merchandise for Disney Television Animation productions from Disney Consumer Products and lack of the creative freedom with the creative members at Disney's multiple animation studios at the company.[82]

Despite his political views being devise among fans and ongoing issues with Netflix regarding his upcoming series, Alex Hirsch remains a popular and respected individual within the animation community and Gravity Falls community, with a loyal following and interest for what he will make or be a part of next.

Writing credits[]

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Season 1

Season 2

Outline credits[]

Season 2

Roles in Gravity Falls[]

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Hirsch voicing Stan Pines.

Alex Hirsch with Grunkle Stan Puppet

Alex Hirsch at SDCC 2014 holding a puppet of Grunkle Stan.

Trivia[]

Jeffrey Rowe Mr. Mystery

Alex in Mystery Tour 2013.

Opening photos

Alex's cameo in the Main Title Theme (behind the hand and the jackalope photos).

  • In Spring 2007, he created a short film called Off the Wall, which was one of his student films at CalArts. Mike Moon, an animation executive at Disney eventually saw it. Impressed, he asked Alex to pitch the network a television series, which eventually led to both Fish Hooks and Gravity Falls.
  • He based Dipper off of himself.
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Alex the circus performer in the episode "Bottomless Pit!" of Gravity Falls.

  • Hirsch has appeared a few times in the show as himself.
  • As of 2015, he was dating Dana Terrace. However, in April 2022, Dana hinted in a Tumblr drawing that they broke up.[89]
  • Alex's college roommate was the show's art director, Ian Worrel.[90]
  • Alex guest voiced Officer Concord for the Phineas and Ferb Halloween episode called Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy of Terror.[91]
  • He has joked about the rumors that he is hiding occult symbols in the show on multiple occasions, because they are hidden in plain sight.
  • Alex has a habit of tweeting misleading "Facts" to trick some fans for fun.
  • Alex prefers Nintendo over Sega and his favorite Nintendo game is Kirby's Pinball Land.[92][93]
  • Alex named one of the Manotaurs after his full size adult taxidermy buffalo "Beardy"[citation needed] which he keeps in his office at Disney and insists people sit on when they take tours.[94]
  • The number 618 that appears throughout Gravity Falls is a reference to his birthday, June 18th (otherwise 6/18).
  • He created the "McGucket Hoax" by leaking a fake photo of Old Man McGucket writing the Journals, which fooled a lot of people into thinking that Old Man McGucket was the Author of the Journals.
  • Hirsch is skilled at bird calling and even went on the Late Show with David Letterman at the age of fifteen to share his talent.[95]
  • Hirsch has a set of rules regarding Dipper and Mabel's relationship which were created at the start of the series due to the writers frequently and incorrectly assuming that the two didn't get along. So far only two rules were revealed which were:
    • The first rule is that "the kids like each other. no matter how much they get on each others nerves, this never changes."
  • His Grandfather Stan's ashes were illegally spread in a women's room in Caesars Palace so he could "see the ladies undress forever."[96]
  • He said in 2013 Comic Con panel that his favorite creatures from the series (season 1) are the Dipper clones.[97]
  • When Alex Hirsch was asked about what it's like working for Disney, he answered that working for a gigantic company is like having 20 siblings sitting at one table and fighting for food. He explained that the main problem of working with Disney is that they have a lot of projects that are much bigger than Gravity Falls and they're often too busy making merchandise for those projects to pay attention to a small part of it like Gravity Falls.[98]
  • Alex Hirsch really loves to sleep. He didn’t sleep much for 4 years while he was making Gravity Falls, but now he can enjoy sleep at its fullest.[98]
  • Alex has three to four flannel shirts. He started wearing them because he had a crush on a girl, but she didn't notice him until he went to a party dressed as the lumberjack mascot of "Brawny" paper towels. The costume was really ugly, but the girl of his dreams noticed him, and they started dating. Alex concluded that it must have been thanks to be the flannel jacket and started wearing it for luck. His family really hated the jacket and wanted him to burn it, so he promised to burn it if he ever made a TV show. After Gravity Falls came out, he, as promised, went to a desert and burned the jacket. But then he was cold, so he bought another one.[98]
  • Alex Hirsch always helped or credited in creating merchandise for Gravity Falls. However, the newly released book Tales of the Strange and Unexpected - The Grunkle Stan edition, is the first time he hasn't been a part of in creating, writing or helping with the creation. When the book was first announced in March 2020, he stated on Twitter that he didn't know Disney Press was writing the book and shared his disappointment on how Disney hadn't reached out to him in helping, creating, or even informed him that they were working on a new Gravity Falls related book. . [99]
  • Adam Dougherty, AKA "Kreature Kid" created a realistic version of Stan Pines' head. Alex Hirsch actually saw this and was quite impressed, to the point of even jokingly commenting on it with his Stan Pines voice: "Well, here he is, ladies and gentlemen! The most attractive man in the universe! Look at that strong jaw, that...beautiful stubble—control yourself, ladies! He's spoken for!"

Articles and interviews[]

Publication Date Title/Link
Animation Magazine Jun 2, 2012 Tales from the Weird Side
MTV Geek Jun 15, 2012 Interview: Alex Hirsch Returns To His Weird, Monster-Filled Childhood In Disney's 'Gravity Falls'
Collider July 7, 2012 Creator Alex Hirsch Talks GRAVITY FALLS, How He Ended Up Making a Show for the Disney Channel, His Love for TV Animation and More
GamerLive.TV Aug 4, 2012 Alex Hirsch and Jason Ritter Talk Disney Channel Gravity Falls
Disney Newsreel magazine Aug 10, 2012 Feeling Gravity's Pull
New York Times Aug 17, 2012 An Undercurrent of Darkness, Even at Disney
TV Guide Aug 22, 2012 Watch My Show: Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch Answers Our Showrunner Survey
Boing Boing Aug 23, 2012 Interview with the creator of Gravity Falls, Disney Channel's fun new cartoon
Comics Alliance Aug 24, 2012 Alex Hirsch on 'Gravity Falls,' Mabel's Sweater Collection and TV's Fear of Sincerity
A.V. Club Sep 28, 2012 Comedy Showrunners Week: Alex Hirsch on the real in the unreal of Gravity Falls
Media Mike's Apr 12, 2013 Alex Hirsch talks about recent trip to get inspiration for Disney’s “Gravity Falls”
Time Warner Cable - On Set May 10, 2013 On Set Episode 16: Phineas & Ferb and Gravity Falls
Animation Magazine Jun 10, 2013 A Day in the Life of Alex Hirsch
HappyCool Aug 10, 2013 Alex Hirsch Interview - Gravity Falls Season 2
Red Carpet Report Aug 10, 2013 Alex Hirsch, Creator of "Gravity Falls" Day 1 at D23 Expo
Young Hollywood Aug 19, 2013 "Gravity Falls" Cast's Secret Message from D23
A.V. Club July 31, 2014 Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch previews the show’s new season by recapping its first
Vox Aug 1, 2014 Disney's Gravity Falls is one of the best kids shows on TV. Here's how it got that way.
Time Aug 1, 2014 Disney’s Gravity Falls Creator on How to Create a Show for All Ages
Animation Magazine Aug 19, 2014 ‘Falls’ Inevitable Return
D23 Mar 6, 2015 Gravity Falls Creator/Executive Producer Alex Hirsch—and Grunkle Stan—Answer D23’s Questions…and Yours!
Huffington Post Mar 9, 2015 Is Gravity Falls' Grunkle Stan 'Not What He Seems'? Disney XD Episode Answers Big Questions Tonight
A.V. Club Mar 11, 2015 Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch on his show’s big cliffhanger
TV Insider July 13, 2015 ‘Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch Previews Season’s Return: “All Will Be Revealed”
Oh My Disney Aug 4, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: GRAVITY FALLS CREATOR ALEX HIRSCH ON DUNGEONS, DUNGEONS AND MORE DUNGEONS
Oh My Disney Sep, 9, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: GRAVITY FALLS CREATOR ALEX HIRSCH ON THE LAST MABELCORN
TV Insider Oct, 12, 2015 ‘Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch Explains Plans for Dipper and Mabel’s 13th Birthday
Oh My Disney Oct, 14, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: GRAVITY FALLS CREATOR ALEX HIRSCH ON DIPPER AND MABEL VS. THE FUTURE
TV Insider Oct, 23, 2015 Weirdmageddon Is Here! ‘Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch on What to Expect
Entertainment Weekly Oct, 26, 2015 'Gravity Falls' stars Jason Ritter and Alex Hirsch talk "Weirdmageddon," Louis C.K.'s guest role, and the possibility of a 'Rick and Morty' cross-over
TV Insider Oct, 26, 2015 ‘Gravity Falls’ Weirdmageddon Begins: Creator Alex Hirsch Talks Journals, Celebrity Cameos and a ‘Mad Max’ Homage
Geek Dad Oct, 27, 2015 The Great Big Beautiful Podcast, Episode 34: Alex Hirsch
Oh My Disney Oct, 27, 2015 EXCLUSIVE: GRAVITY FALLS CREATOR ALEX HIRSCH ON WEIRDMAGEDDON, PART 1
Disney Channel Japan Feb 10, 2016 Gravity Falls - Behind the Scenes - Disney Channel Japan Interview
IGN Feb 12, 2016 Gravity Falls Creator and Stars Say Goodbye to Fans
A.V. Club Feb 15, 2016 Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch talks to The A.V. Club’s own Dipper and Mabel
TV Insider Feb 18, 2016 ‘Gravity Falls’ Has Ended! Creator Alex Hirsch Answers Lingering Questions
Oh My Disney Feb 19, 2016 EXCLUSIVE: GRAVITY FALLS CREATOR ALEX HIRSCH ON WEIRDMAGEDDON 3: TAKE BACK THE FALLS
A.V. Club Feb 19, 2016 “See you next summer”: Alex Hirsch says goodbye to Gravity Falls
Paste Magazine Jul 29, 2016 Alex Hirsch Talks Gravity Falls and the Fascinating Journal 3 Project
Gizmodo Aug 3, 2016 After Just Two Weeks, Gravity Falls Fans Complete Incredible Global Cipher Hunt
Mental Floss Sep 13, 2016 Q&A;: Alex Hirsch and Rob Renzetti on 'Gravity Falls' Fandom
Momocon May 26, 2017 Alex Hirsch at MomoCon 2017
Vrai Kaiser Jul 5, 2017 An Interview With Alex Hirsch [7/5/17]
D23 Panel Jul 14, 2017 D23 Expo 2017 Gravity Falls vs Star vs the Forces of Evil
The Mary Sue Jul 14, 2017 Interview: Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch Talks About Disney’s Censors, Pacifica’s Parents, and Future Plans
Books-A-Million Blog Jun 24, 2018 An Exclusive Interview with Gravity Falls Creator Alex Hirsch
Barnes & Noble Jul 16, 2018 A Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma: An Interview with Gravity Falls: Lost Legends Author Alex Hirsch
Moviefone Jul 25, 2018 'Gravity Falls' Creator Alex Hirsch on the New DVD Box Set and What's Coming Next
That GF FAN and Hana Hyperfixates Jul 15, 2023 An Interview with Alex Hirsch

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  83. "The Inconveniencing." Michael Rianda, Aaron Springer (writers), Joe Pitt (director). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. July 13, 2012. No. 5, season 1.
  84. "Double Dipper." Tim McKeon, Michael Rianda, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Joe Pitt, Aaron Springer (directors). Gravity Falls. Disney Channel. August 10, 2012. No. 7, season 1.
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  89. I am Alex Hirsch, creator of Gravity Falls. Ask me anything!. Reddit (August 15, 2013).
  90. Tumblr Post ID: 62978904981 (October 3, 2013). “This guy right here, Officer Concord, the juice-time juice box flavor cop, was voiced by none other than Alex Hirsch!”
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Cast Main Cast:

Linda Cardellini | Alex Hirsch | Jason Ritter | Kristen Schaal | J.K. Simmons
Secondary Cast:
Brad Abrell | Dee Bradley Baker | Jillian Bell | Jackie Buscarino | Jennifer Coolidge | Grey DeLisle | Jessica DiCicco | John DiMaggio | Carl Faruolo | Keith Ferguson | Will Forte | Will Friedle | Mark Hamill | Ken Jenkins | Scott Menville | T.J. Miller | Nick Offerman | Michael Rianda | Kevin Michael Richardson | Stephen Root | Paul Scheer | Jorma Taccone | Jacob Shinder | Fred Tatasciore | Gregg Turkington | Thurop Van Orman | Kari Wahlgren | April Winchell | Niki Yang
Guest Stars:
Stuart Allan | Micah Amundsen | Diedrich Bader | Cecil Baldwin | Jonathan Banks | Lance Bass | Jeff Bennett | Blake Bertrand | Brian Bloom | Kurt Braunohler | Kimberly Brooks | Corey Burton | Frank Caliendo | Ken Campbell | Carmen Carter | Matt Chapman | Gregory Michael Cipes | Coolio | Jim Cummings | Greg Ellis | Georgia Gillespie | Nathan Fillion | Danielle Fishel | Mckenna Grace | A. Smith Harrison | Carter Hastings | Ariel Hirsch | Nicolas Isler | Mikey Kelley | Larry King | Kyle MacLachlan | Christian Mardini | Sam Marin | Andy Merrill | Alfred Molina | Kimberly Mooney | John O'Hurley | Genesis Ochoa | John Oliver | Patton Oswalt | Chelsea Peretti | John Roberts | Justin Roiland | Joshua Rush | Daryl Sabara | Horatio Sanz | Peter Serafinowicz | Jon Stewart | Tara Strong | Neil deGrasse Tyson | Conrad Vernon | Amory Watterson | Dave Wittenberg | Robbie Wyckoff | "Weird Al" Yankovic

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