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This article is about the character. You may be looking for the Darwin's Yearbook episode.

Alan Keane
Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Balloon
Age: 12
Friends: Gumball (sometimes; mostly one-sided)
Carmen (girlfriend)
Banana Joe
Rob (formerly)
Enemies: Masami
Miss Simian
Gumball (sometimes)
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 early reel (prototype)
"The Third" (final concept)
Voice: Kerry Shale
(season 1)
Hugo Harold-Harrison (season 2 onwards)
Alex Jordan ("The Vision")[1]
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme
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Alan Keane is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a friendly teal balloon who attends Elmore Junior High. He is also Carmen's boyfriend.


Alan is a slightly deflated, teal-colored rubber 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 had a nose and freckles, making him look more baby-like, but this was taken out when the official series started.


Alan is considered to be "perfect;" he has good looks, a 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 a 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 to the point 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."

Despite being a complete do-gooder, he seems to enjoy Gumball and Darwin fighting in "The Apology," claiming the bout would be better with poison nunchucks. And in “The Night” he enjoys seeing his dream, which is compiled of bad things.

It is revealed in "The Faith" that if Alan loses all faith to make the world a better place, the world will become black and white and lose its color, implying that Alan is a very forgiving and understanding person. Despite how frequently things go wrong for him and the rest of the citizens of Elmore, he still has a lot of faith in the world.


Main article: Alan Keane/Relationships

Episode appearances


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Darwin's Yearbook

  • "Clayton": He appears in flahsbacks.
  • "Alan": His seventh major role. He is one of the students featured in the yearbook.
  • "Sarah" (cameo)
  • "Teachers": He argues with Darwin about who teacher must be in the cover of the yearbook.

The Gumball Chronicles

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)


Click here to view the gallery for Alan Keane.
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Main article: Alan Keane/Quotes


  • 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 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 throughout Season 1.
  • During the first season, Gumball seems to have trouble remembering Alan's name, calling him Adrian, 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 had popped a total of sixteen times in the series:
    • The first time was in the early reel, where Carmen gets 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 is spreading the Joy virus and rams 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 and some other citizens try to attack the Wattersons, and Nicole pops him by spitting out a sharp part of Leslie's petal 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 thinks everyone should go to school, but Gumball thinks otherwise.
    • The twelfth was in "The Stories," when Jamie throws a dodgeball at him.
    • The thirteenth was in "The Guy," when Anais tries attacking him.
    • The fourteenth was in "The Vision," when he is typing his new world domination plan and Gumball comes in and pops him.
    • The fifteenth was in "The Anybody," when Darwin attempts to find Clayton in the cinema and expose him, he pops Alan due to thinking he is Clayton in disguise.
    • The sixteenth time was in "The Decisions," where Gumball pops him to remove all of the water inside him.
  • In almost every photo shot Alan appears in, his facial features look very realistic and human-like instead of his original face. However, in episodes such as "The Storm," his pictures, especially with Carmen, show him with his usual appearance.
  • It is revealed in "The Photo" that Alan anonymously donates all of his allowances 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 claimed 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," he screams at him for popping his uncle Phil and later for messing up his mom's surgery in "The Traitor," gets angry with him again in "The Faith" and "The Decisions," and fights his classmates in "The Candidate."


ve Characters
Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
Watterson family GumballDarwinAnaisNicoleRichardGranny JojoLouieEvil Turtle (family pet) • Frankie
Robinson family GaylordMargaretRocky
Fitzgerald family PennyPatrickJudithPollyMr. Cuddles (family pet)
Wilson family TobiasJackieHaroldRachel
Banana family Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
Rex family TinaMr. Rex
Keane family AlanDexterJessica
Jötunheim family HectorMrs. Jötunheim
Parham family FelicityBilly
Yoshida family MasamiMr. YoshidaYuki
School faculty Nigel BrownLucy SimianSteve SmallCoach RussoJoan MarkhamLibrarianMoonchild CorneilleTree librarian
Student body CarrieBobertSarahLeslieTeriColin and FelixCarmenMollyJamieIdahoAntonOchoJukeSussieClaytonWilliamRobHot Dog GuyJuliusGreen bearMushroomFuzzballRazor8-bit dogReaperMowdownRotten cupcakeScytheClareJaredWilsonJodieRainbow octopusBulldogGregoryMoleJoshPeter
Senior citizens MarvinGaryAlisonBlue elephantBettyDonald
Other Elmore residents LarryDonut CopSal Left ThumbMarthaKennethKarenPantsbullyTonyHexagon ladySanta ClausPaperballLennyConstruction menHoboShooting starRosieClipboard menEgg manCube dogsCyclops dogRatsSunEarthMoonPurple squirrelPink squirrelCreaturesOrange guardsBandage doctorMelted cheese guyHamburger CopCowboyJeffSusanSicilianaQuattroHaydenInternetExercise baconShape peopleTeal tow truck driverSaturnSausage dogTan dogCarltonTroyGreen security guardBandage paramedicsGhostsCoffee copMr. VerdeIdaho's familyFrench friesAnton's parentsRichwood High studentsGumball's brainDr. ButtSussie's parentsRipley 2000 manager"Porky" Cassidy GoblinDolphin manSpray-paint bottleButterknifeMr. ChanaxManly warriorPest controllerSoulless office workerOval familyTimmyCharlieDrum kit guyHot Dog Guy lookalikeCupcake manMikeKenKip SchlezingerClownHand security officerSally the SnakeEarlSphere citizensLeonard DanielsVan shopkeeperHumanMilk guyOld doctorGargarothBrydieMayor of ElmoreFlight attendantDanielMaryMariaJoaoPhilKayvonCharlie-AnnBook doctorTeapotDebbie
Single appearance JealousyBlitzerVirusMr. KreeseDaniel LennardAnt-OneAnt-TwoAnton clonesZachScary old manScary old ladyChicken BucketChris MorrisVladSluzzle DudeButterflyChimeraNew BobertAbraham Lincoln goatEvil Turtle's babiesChi ChiRibbitChi Chi's parentsTrollGame ChildHowdyFrankGradyRussian agentsEthel and BernieMr. GruberAzraelRainbow Factory shareholdersFuzzy
Objects Daisy the DonkeyElmore dollarSolar System