Alex Hirsch Biography
|Date of Birth:||1985 , June-18|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Alexander Robert "Alex" Hirsch|
|Birth Place/City||Piedmont, California|
|Profession||Director, writer, voice actor, producer, and animator|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Famous for||Creator of the Disney XD animated TV series, Gravity Falls|
|Affair with||Dana Terrace|
|Education||California Institute of the Arts|
|Awards||BAFTA and Annie Awards|
|Online Presence||Instagram & Twitter|
|Movies||Off the Wall, Imaginary friend|
|TV Show||Gravity Falls & Wander Over Yonder|
|Books||Gravity Falls: Journal 3 and Title To Be Revealed: Gravity Falls Graphic Novel|
Alexander Robert also known as Alex Hirsch is an American director, writer, voice actor, producer, and animator. He is well recognized as the creator of the Disney XD animated TV series, Gravity Falls, where he credited voices for Bill Cipher, Grunkle Stan, and Soos.
Alex Hirsch has also won Annie Award and BAFTA Award for the series, Gravity Falls. Currently, Hirsch is in the process of developing new projects for television and films.
Early life and education
Alex Hirsch was born on 18 June 1985, in Piedmont, California. He also has a sister named Ariel Hirsch. Hirsch attended Piedmont High School and won the school's annual Bird Calling Contest as a junior in 2002.
Later he made his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Hirsch is of White ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Alex Hirsch joined the California Institute of the Arts(CalArts). He made many short films and held projects including the movie, Off The Wall, a combination of live action an animation. He spent whole summer of 2006 working in Oregon, on an animated film for Laika. In 2007 he graduated from the college.
Alex Hirsch was offered a job after his graduation from CalArts as a storyboard artist and writer for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack aired via Cartoon Network, where he served along with fellow CalArts alumni, Pat McHale, J.G. Quintel, Pendleton.
In 2012, Alex Hirschi created the series, Gravity Falls, for the Disney Channel. The show was set in a fictional town of Gravity Falls, Oregon and was premiered in June 2012, with a voice casting Kristen Schaal, Jason Ritter.
Over the series, he credited the voices of Grunkle Stan, Old Man McGucket, Bill Cipher, Soos, and many other small characters. In 2014, the show was moved to Disney XD. In 2016, Alex Hirsch stopped Gravity Falls to pursue his other projects.
In July 2016, Alex Hirsch organized a treasure hunt for Gravity Falls fans with hidden clues throughout the world including in Russia, Japan, and the United States. The purpose of the hunt was to find a statue of a character of Gravity Falls known as Bill Cipher. After two weeks, fans of the show found the statue in Reedsport, Oregon.
The hunt coincided with the publishing of Hirschi's tie-in book, Gravity Falls: Journal 3, which made an appearance on The New York Times as Best Seller for a year. Hirsch also wrote another book A Gravity Falls graphic novel written by Hirsch was announced officially in July 2017.
His other voice credits include Rick and Morty, Phineas and Ferb, and One of the Greats. Alex Hirsch is also a co-writer of the live-action, Pokemon movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, Detective Pikachu, and Captain Marvel. In Feb 2017, Hirsch was listed as a story contributor to Sony's upcoming animated Spider-Man film, Spider-Man-: Into the Spider-Verse.
Alex Hirsch is in a long-term relationship with Dana Terrace, Art Department head and director, known for her works on Mirage, Duck Tales, and Gravity Falls. Since they are together, the couple is living a happy life and there is no any news regarding their separation.
Alex Hirsch earns a decent amount of money from his various careers as writer, voice actor, animator, director, storyboard artist, and producer. His current net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
An animator earns $75,983 annually on average, and a storyboard artist makes $105,000. We can assume that Hirsch has a good amount of salary. He also generates money as an author of Gravity Falls: Journal 3 which is priced ($13 on Amazon), and Title to be Revealed: Gravity Falls Graphic Novel($22.82).