A.C. Gamer
A.C. Gamer
General information
Born: Adolph Charles Gamer
May 13, 1899
USA Flag Chicago, Illinois
Died: June 9, 1964 (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death:
Alternate names: Ace Gamer
Occupation(s): Animator
Years active:
Spouse: Jane Weaver
Children: Peter Paul Gamer

Adolph Charles Gamer (May 13, 1899 - June 9, 1964) was an effects animator for Warner Bros.

Early Life

Gamer was born in Chicago, Illinois, to George and Hady Gamer. He also had a brother, Edward (born 1902), and a sister, Haidee (born 1906). Gamer attended the Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri and was accepted by the British Air Service at age 17 when World War I broke out. He served in the Royal Flying Corps where he “received his wings.” After the war, Ace returned to St. Louis, and for the next eight years worked for a lumber company. He studied art at the Chicago Art Institute, and finally came back to Los Angeles where he studied at Chouinard Art Institute.


Gamer joined Leon Schlesinger Productions in early 1933 where worked as an effects animator. Chuck Jones identified Gamer as an "effects animator and World War I pilot.” Gamer was earning $2,280 a year in his position at the Schlesinger studio. Gamer left Warner Bros. in late 1948 and was succeeded by Harry Love.

Later Career

Gamer formed a firm with Murray Youlin known as "Animated Video Film Co." Later, he moved into the insurance business, becoming a Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company representative in 1950.

Personal Life

Gamer married Jane Weaver (1918-1990) on August 23, 1937, and had one child Peter Paul Gamer (1938-1995) born on December 11, 1938. He died on June 9, 1964 at the age of 65.
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Gamer's grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Looney Works

As an Animator

As an Effects Animator

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