Thurop Van Orman

Thurop Van Orman
Born Mark Van Orman
(1976-10-26) October 26, 1976
Norfolk, Virginia, US
Occupation TV writer, producer, animator, voice actor, singer, storyboard artist, storyboard director, and director
Years active 2000–present
Known for The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, The Powerpuff Girls, Camp Lazlo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Adventure Time, Sanjay and Craig, Gravity Falls, Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh

Mark "Thurop" Van Orman (born October 26, 1976 in Norfolk, Virginia, US) is an American TV writer, director, cartoonist, producer, animator, storyboard artist, storyboard director, singer and voice actor. He is known for being the creator of the animated series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, in which he voices the title character. He studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts.[1] He was the storyboard artist for Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He was also the co-writer for these shows. He was also the supervising producer for Adventure Time, and served as one for Sanjay and Craig in its 1st season only. Thurop is also somewhat known for responding to much of his fans' fanart through the website DeviantArt. He is currently working on his stop motion film project titled Black Forest,[2] as well as providing concept art for the film adaptation of The Little Prince. He has also announced via Twitter that he will be writing a film about Vikings.



Year Title Role
2015 The Little Prince Concept artist
TBA Black Forest by DreamWorks[2] Director
TBA Untitled film about Vikings Screenwriter


Year Title Role
2004 The Powerpuff Girls Story, storyboard artist, and writer
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Writer, storyboard artist
2005–2007 Camp Lazlo Writer, storyboard artist, and storyboard director
2008–2010 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Creator, executive producer, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, and voice actor
2010–2011 Adventure Time Supervising producer, story, writer, and voice actor
2013–2014 Sanjay and Craig Supervising producer, creative consultant, and voice actor
2016–present Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Co-developer, story, writer and executive producer

Voice roles

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Flapjack / Background Singer / Additional voices 46 episodes
2011–present Adventure Time Tree Witch / Kent / Bounce House Princess 3 episodes
2012–2016 Gravity Falls Li'l Gideon Gleeful 9 episodes
2013–2014 Sanjay and Craig Additional voices 8 episodes
2016 The Magnificent Menagerie of Melvin McMelanie Additional voices Short Film
2016 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Additional voices 1 episode


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