Andrew Alan Gaskill was born in Camden, New Jersey, December 29, 1951. His father was a U.S. soldier in the Pacific and after the war, was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. There, he met and married a Japanese woman. Andrew spent his childhood in Japan in the Tokyo/Yokohama region. Finally, at age 9 he and his parents returned to the United States for good and he spent his teen years in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia environs. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as a sculpture major but painted and photographed as well. An offer from Disney brought Andrew to Los Angeles in 1973 where he embarked on a lifetime career in the animation industry. He has been privileged to work on such films as The Lion King, Hercules and Treasure Planet.