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Alan Keane

Alan S2



Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Balloon
Age: 12
Friends: Gumball (sometimes; one-sided)
Carmen (girlfriend)
Banana Joe
Rob (formerly)
Enemies: Masami
Miss Simian
Gumball (at times)
Relatives: Dexter (father),
Jessica (mother),
Phil (uncle),
and other relatives
Occupation: Student
Zoo worker
Old folk's home bingo organizer
Park worker (duck feeder)
Litter picker
Graffiti cleaner
Scout Master
First Appearance: "The Third"
Voice: Kerry Shale
(Season 1)
Hugo Harold-Harrison (Season 2 onwards)
Color Scheme
coat cloth eye other

Alan Keane is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a friendly twelve year old high-pitched teal balloon who attends Elmore Junior High. He is currently dating Carmen.


Alan is a slightly deflated, teal colored balloon, whose face is drawn on with black permanent marker ink.

In Season 2 onwards, his design changes very little. Alan has slightly more round/oval shaped eyes than his original design, and he appears to be colored brighter.

In the early reel, Alan seemed to have a nose and freckles, looking more baby-like, but this was taken out when the official series started.


Alan is considered to be "perfect" - he has got good looks, friendly demeanor, and a nice attitude. He has a high-pitched voice, mainly because he is filled with helium. Alan sacrifices himself selflessly in the need of other people and seems to always have the positive outlook on things regardless of how negative they might appear to other people. Even though many people congratulate Alan on his deeds, almost everyone at Elmore Junior High is disgusted by his relationship with Carmen.

Alan's do-gooder personality annoys Gumball so much that in "The Saint," Gumball sets out to prove Alan has a dark side by any means necessary; true to his record of selflessness, Alan eventually pretends to be extremely annoyed by squeaking footsteps simply to appease Gumball. However, Gumball was later proven right in "The Vision," in which Alan is revealed to have extremely manipulative, egotistical and power-hungry inner thoughts. He can outright take advantage of people's vulnerability to rise in power. The episode also shows his intense hatred for sad people and the evil things he plans to do with them in his "Happy Camps."


Main article: Alan/Relationships

Episode Appearances


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6


A broken heart is like a mirror. It's better to leave it broken, than to hurt yourself, trying to fix it.

—Alan in "The Storm"


—Alan in "The Third"

Dude, I don't have any hands!

—Alan in "The Mystery"

What's so hard to understand? It's not difficult. Air goes in the knot, air goes out the knot.

—Alan to Gumball in "The Storm"

Real beauty comes from within.

—Alan in "The Photo"

[corrects Gumball, who got his name wrong] Alan.

—Alan in "The Third"

Dude, it's never too late for friendship.

—Alan in "The Third"

[watching Gumball and Darwin, who are about to "fight"] This would be better with poison nunchucks.

—Alan in "The Apology"

But, who would date such a shriveled bag of sadness?

—Alan in "The Storm"

Your best buddy is about to play computer games with someone who's rich, athletic, multicolored, and a good listener! He'll never play Dodj or Daar with you again!

—Alan in "The Third"

Spaghetti goes in, turns into air, goes back out.

—Alan in "The Storm"

[Whispering] Whatever makes you happy, my friend.

—Alan in "The Saint

No matter how much i try, the world will never be perfect.

—Alan in "The Faith

Voice Actors

  • Kerry Shale (USA/UK, Season 1)
  • Hugo Harold-Harrison (USA/UK, Season 2 onwards)
  • Sérgio Stern (Brazil)
  • Barbara Sacchelli (Italy)
  • Marie-Line Landerwijn (France)
  • Nicolas Dubois (France, "The Vision")
  • Marco Göllner (Germany)
  • Anna Apostolakis (Poland)
  • Takuya Sato (Japan)


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  • Alan can propel himself through the air without any visible assistance.
  • Most people who have never seen the show before mistake Alan for a female, possibly because of his eyelashes, which are more common on female characters in animation, and also because of his high voice, which, again, is caused by helium.
  • Alan can be seen going out with Masami in the early reel. Ironically, she planned on going out with him in The Storm.
  • Alan seems to be able to float without helium on occasions, as in "The Storm," Gumball inflates him up without the use of helium.
  • Alan's voice is never consistent with each appearance, notably throughout Season 1.
  • During the first season, Gumball seems to have trouble remembering Alan's name, calling him Alfred, Andrew, Arthur, Alex, etc.
  • He is shown to be good at chess, beating Felix in "The Vision."
  • He deflates in response to horrible smells, as shown in "The Ghost."
  • Alan has popped a total of fifteen times in the series so far:
    • The first time was in the early reel, where Carmen got launched at him.
    • The second time was in the original trailer, where he attempts to kiss Carmen but gets popped by her needles.
    • The third time was in "The Mustache," where he pops in shock at Gumball's transformation.
    • The fourth time was in "The Banana," where he gets knocked into Carmen by Gumball.
    • The fifth time was in "The Photo," where Darwin punches Alan, popping him.
    • The sixth time was in "The Voice," where Gumball throws a rock at him for constantly saying "sorry."
    • The seventh time was in "The Joy," when he was spreading the Joy Virus and rammed into Carmen, causing him to pop on the lockers, leaving behind a rainbow-colored stain in the process.
    • The eighth time was in "The Pizza," when he along with other citizens try to attack the Wattersons, in which Nicole popped him by spitting out a sharp part of Harold's hair at him.
    • The ninth was in "The Uploads," during Alan's ice bucket challenge.
    • The tenth was in "The Advice," when the Abraham Lincoln Goat attacks him.
    • The eleventh was in "The Bus," when he thought everyone should go to school, but Gumball thought otherwise.
    • The twelfth was in "The Stories," when Jamie threw a dodgeball at him.
    • The thirteenth was in "The Guy," when Anais tried attacking him.
    • The fourteenth was in "The Vision," when he was typing his new world domination plan and Gumball came in and popped him.
    • The fifthteenth was in "The Anybody," when Darwin attempted to find Clayton in the cinema and expose him, in which Darwin pops Alan.
  • In almost every photo shot Alan appears in, his facial features look very realistic and human-like instead of his original face. However, in "The Storm," his pictures, especially with Carmen, shown him with his usual appearance.
  • It is revealed in "The Photo" that Alan anonymously donates all of his allowance to charity, and never tells anyone about it, because he cares very much about the cause.
  • It is revealed in "The Storm" that whatever he eats gets turned into air.
  • If he has a string or not varies in some episodes.
  • In "The Uploads," it is heavily implied by Bobert that Alan is not really friends with Gumball.
  • His last name is revealed in "The Vision."
    • Alan Keane is also the name of a script editor on the series.
  • In "The Saint," it is suggested that he is unable to be annoyed or angered by anything.
    • This can be contradicted, though, because in "The Storm," he stares angrily at Gumball and Carmen when she tries to test their relationship, and he gets angry at Gumball when he tries to talk to Masami, and yells at him to "shut up." He also gets mad at Gumball for accusing him of attacking Principal Brown in "The Mystery" and gets angry with him again in "The Faith."

ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
The Wattersons GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoLouieEvil Turtle (family pet) • Frankie
The Robinsons GaylordMargaretRocky
The Fitzgeralds PennyPatrickJudithPollyMr. Cuddles (family pet)
The Wilsons TobiasJackieHarold
The Bananas Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
The Rexes Tina RexMr. Rex
The Keanes AlanDexterJessica
The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
The Parhams FelicityBilly
The Yoshidas MasamiMr. YoshidaYuki
School faculty Nigel BrownLucy SimianSteve SmallCoachJoan MarkhamLibrarianMoonchild CorneilleTree Librarian
Student body CarrieBobertSarahLeslieTeriColin and FelixCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyJuliusGreen BearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-Bit DogReaperMowdownRotten CupcakeScytheClareJaredWilsonJodieRainbow OctopusBulldogGorillaMoleJoshPeter
The Senior Citizens MarvinGaryAlison Sandra GatorBlue ElephantBettyDonald
Other Elmore Residents LarryDoughnut SheriffSal Left ThumbCupcake WomanKennethKarenPantsbullyTonyHexagon LadySanta ClausPaperballLenny SmithConstruction MenHoboShooting StarRosieClipboard MenEggmanCube DogsCyclops DogRatsThe SunEarthThe MoonPurple SquirrelPink SquirrelThe CreaturesOrange GuardsBandage DoctorMelted Cheese GuyHamburger CopCowboyJeffSusanSicilianaQuattroFloppy DiskThe InternetExercise BaconShape PeopleTeal Tow Truck DriverSaturnSausage DogTan DogCarltonTroyGreen Security GuardBandage ParamedicsGhostsCoffee CopCarmen's fatherRachelIdaho's familyFrench FriesAnton's ParentsRichwood High StudentsGumball's BrainDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 ManagerGoblinDolphin ManSpray-Paint BottleButterknifeManly WarriorPest ControllerSoulless Office WorkerOval FamilyTimmyCharlieDrum Kit GuyHot Dog Guy LookalikeCupcake ManMikeCamKip SchlezingerClownHand Security OfficerSallyEarlSphere CitizensLeonard DanielsVan ShopkeeperHumanMilk GuyOld DoctorGargarothByrdieMayor of ElmoreFlight AttendantDanielMaryMariaJoaoPhilKayvonCharlie-AnnDoctor Literature
Single appearance JealousyBlitzerVirusMr. KreeseDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton ClonesZachScary Old ManScary Old LadyMr. ChanaxChicken BucketChris MorrisVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimeraNew BobertAbraham Lincoln GoatEvil Turtle's BabiesChi ChiRibbitChi Chi's ParentsTrollGame ChildHowdyFrankGradyRussian AgentsEthel and BernieDelivery Guy
Objects Daisy the DonkeyElmore's DollarPlanet Cosmos