1948 (age 69–70)|
|Education||California Institute of the Arts|
|Awards||6 Primetime Emmy Awards|
He began his career as an assistant animator for the 1968 film Yellow Submarine. Since then, he has worked on many animated television series, including Super Friends, The Smurfs, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, Dexter's Laboratory, I Am Weasel, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Regular Show. He also created and wrote two animated pilots, Pizza Boy in "No Tip" and Tumbleweed Tex in "School Daze", for Hanna-Barbera's cartoon shorts showcase What a Cartoon! in 1996.
Alvarez has received 6 Primetime Emmy Awards, 9 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and 1 Daytime Emmy Award nomination. His first nomination came in 1994 in the category Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour or Less) for directing The Town Santa Forgot. In 2000 and 2001, he received two more nominations for his work on The Powerpuff Girls, also receiving one in 2004 for the Powerpuff Girls special 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas. Alvarez won two Primetime Emmys for his work on the Genndy Tartakovsky series Star Wars: Clone Wars and a third for Samurai Jack. In 2006, he garnered one nomination for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and another for the My Life as a Teenage Robot special Escape from Cluster Prime. One more Foster's nomination followed in 2007 for the episode "Good Wilt Hunting" before he would win a Primetime Emmy for the show, which was for the special Destination: Imagination in 2009. In 2010, he was nominated for the animated short Uncle Grandpa in the category Outstanding Short-format Animated Program. Alvarez received a Primetime Emmy award for Regular Show in 2012, which he also was nominated for in 2011. His Daytime Emmy nomination was in 2007 for The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy in the category Outstanding Broadband Program — Children's.
Alvarez attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California from 1962 to 1966. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in animation from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts), which he completed in 1971.
|1979||The Super Globetrotters||animator/layout artist|
|1980-1981||The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang||animator|
|1981-1988||The Smurfs||animator/animation director|
|1984||Pole Position||sheet timer|
|Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling||animation timer|
|1985||The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo||animator|
|1986-1987||She-Ra: Princess of Power||animator|
|1987||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||sequence director|
|1988||The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley||animation director|
|A Pup Named Scooby-Doo||animation director|
|1989||Camp Candy||animation timer/storyboard timer|
|1990||Gravedale High||animation director|
|Midnight Patrol: Adventures in the Dream Zone||animation director|
|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures||animation director|
|1991||The Pirates of Dark Water||animation director|
|1992||Capitol Critters||animation director|
|The Addams Family||animation director|
|1993-1994||Captain Planet and the Planeteers||animation director|
|SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron||animation director|
|1995-1997||The Cartoon Cartoon Show||animation director|
|1995-1996||The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat||animation director|
|1996-2003||Dexter's Laboratory||animation director|
|1996-1997||The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||animation timer|
|1997-2004||Johnny Bravo||animation director|
|1997-1999||I Am Weasel||animation director|
|1998-1999||Cow and Chicken||animation director|
|1998-2004||The Powerpuff Girls||animation director|
|1999-2000||The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries||timing director|
|2001-2004||Samurai Jack||sheet timer & director|
|2002-2003||Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||director|
|2002-2007||Codename: Kids Next Door||timing director|
|2003-2005||My Life as a Teenage Robot||sheet timer & director|
|Star Wars: Clone Wars||sheet timer|
|2004-2009||Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||animation director|
|2006-2008||My Gym Partner's a Monkey||sheet timer|
|2008-2010||The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||sheet timer|
|2010-2013||Generator Rex||supervising animation director|
|2010-2017||Regular Show||animation director|
|2010-2011||Sym-Bionic Titan||animation director/sheet timer|
|2011-2012||Secret Mountain Fort Awesome||animation director|
|2012-2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||sheet timer|
|2013–2017||Uncle Grandpa||animation director|
|2013||Lakewood Plaza Turbo||timing director|
|2014||AJ's Infinite Summer||timing director|
|2015–present||We Bare Bears||animation director|
|2015||Ridin' with Burgess||timing director|
|Twelve Forever||timing director|
|Long Live the Royals||timing director|
|2016–present||The Powerpuff Girls||animation director|
|2016||Bottom's Butte||animation director|
|Victor & Valentino||animation director|
|2017||Craig of the Creek||animation director|
|Summer Camp Island||animation director|
|Tiggle Winks||animation director|
|1968||Yellow Submarine||assistant animator|
|1987||Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night||animator|
|1990||Jetsons: The Movie||animator|
|DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp||slugging and timing director|
|1993||I Yabba-Dabba Do!||animation director|
|The Halloween Tree||animation director|
|The Town Santa Forgot||director/animation director|
|1994||Yogi the Easter Bear||director/animation director|
|1998||Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island||animation director|
|2000||Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders||animation timing director|
|Tweety's High-Flying Adventure||timing director|
|2001||Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase||animation timing director|
|The Flintstones: On the Rocks||animation director|
|2002||Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring||animation timing director|
|2009||Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword||animation timer|
|Green Lantern: First Flight||animation timer|
|2015||Regular Show: The Movie||animation director|
- Hulett, Steve (December 15, 2010). "A Morning With Robert Alvarez -- Part 1". TAG Blog. Animation Guild. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
- "The Town Santa Forgot". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "The Powerpuff Girls". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "The Powerpuff Girls: Twas The Fight Before Christm". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Star Wars: Clone Wars". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 2 (Chapters 21-25)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Samurai Jack". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Escape From Cluster Prime". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Good Wilt Hunting (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Destination Imagination (Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends)". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Regular Show". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2013-05-19.
- "Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards — Childrens Nominations". EmmyOnline.org. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-19.