Phelan Morkel (born October 25, 1980) is an American cartoonist, animator, writer, musician, and voice actor known for creating Mole Miner, Morten, Trisha's Way and Storm Raiders, and co-creating Wonderbeaver.


Phelan was born on October 25, 1980 at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He is the son of Nicholas H. Morkel (a Bozeman, Montana native) of German and South African descent and Argentine-born Cassandra Morkel (née Bergamo) of Italian and Spanish descent.

Personal Life

Phelan resides in Leominster, Massachusetts with his wife Gabrielle Morkel. Gabrielle was a Mole Miner fan artist who later began dating Phelan. Previously, he had dated voice actress Candence Dyal in high school and had been married to Aliza Engelen from 2007-2010. He is an outspoken "libertarian with a utilitarianist streak".


  • Phelan Morkel owns some mascot costumes in his collection:
  • Phelan owns a Rock-afire Explosion 3-Stage and some Chuck E. Cheese's CU mods intended for the 3-Stage, as well as the Billy Bob, Looney Bird and Hannah Banana animatronics from Hannah Banana, he also owns the original San Jose Crusty the Cat animatronic via an auction, which he paid $800,000 for it.
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