Alexander Robert Hirsch (born June 18, 1985) is an American animator, voice actor, writer, storyboard artist, and producer. He's a screenwriter and storyboard artist of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Fish Hooks and he's the creator of the Disney animated series Gravity Falls, in which he provided the voice of Grunkle Stan, Soos, and Bill Cipher, among others. In 2018, Hirsch wrote Gravity Falls: Lost Legends, which also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.
He created one of the most beloved, memorable and recognizable Disney animated series Gravity Falls, just like Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe, the show that made a big impact for animation fans out there.
Also, On that topic, he voices a ton of good characters like Internet Troll (from We Bare Bears), Wyatt (from Big City Greens), King, Hooty, Grunkle Stan, Soos Ramirez, Old Man McGucket, and Bill Cipher.
He and his wife Terrace have done multiple charity live streams together, in which they draw cartoons with collaboration with Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Cartoon Network's Steven Universe, Justin Roiland from Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Daron Nefcy from Star vs. the forces of Evil, Ian Jones-Quartey from OK KO: Let's Be Heroes and among others, to raise money for various organizations including Planned Parenthood, The American Civil Liberties Union, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The Natural Resources Defense Council (with Ninja Sex Party and Arin Hanson), Direct Relief (with Justin Roiland and Ethan Klein), The Trevor Project (with Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey), and RAICES (with Daron Nefcy and Eden Sher). All together totaling over $270,000 raised.
His art style is unique and nice to look at.
He is generally outspoken about his political beliefs on social media. He strongly opposes Donald Trump, calling him "a lying, self-centered, woman-hating sociopath."
His prank-called Rudy Giuliani's voter fraud hotline set up by the Donald Trump campaign, by using the voices of multiple Gravity Falls characters to report "Hamburglar-like theft" in order "to troll the Trump supporters manning the phone lines."
He's really sweet-natured and loyal towards his fans and he actually takes negative criticism.
While he is still a nice person in real life, his politics (specifically in US politics) are sometimes toxic, including the point he insulting attacks a neurodevelopmental fan who supports a third party in the 2020 presidential election, for not planning to vote for his then-tactical presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and rudely blocks that fan on Twitter, hours later with no reason.
He does work on some bad shows like Fish Hooks.
He's romanitcally partnered with The Owl House creator Dana Terrace, since 2015.