John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

  • Birthday: 1947-04-06
  • Place of birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Also know as: Ratz (nickname)

Biography

John Dezso Ratzenberger is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer, writer and entrepreneur. He is one of the most successful actors of all time in terms of box-office receipts. Ratzenberger is best known for portraying Cliff Clavin on the popular comedy series Cheers, for which he earned two Primetime Emmy nominations. He is the only voice actor to appear in every Pixar Animation Studios feature film, including Hamm in the Toy Story franchise, The Underminer in The Incredibles franchise, and Mack in the Cars franchise. Ratzenberger began his entertainment career while living in London in the 1970s. He had minor film and television roles throughout the late 70s and early 1980s before creating, and then landing, the role of the know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin on Cheers, a role he portrayed throughout the show's eleven seasons. His first Pixar role was the voice of Hamm in Toy Story, and he has voiced Pixar characters in films and video games ever since. From 2004 to 2008 he hosted the TV documentary series Made in America. Outside of acting, he has promoted American entrepreneurship and manufacturing, and campaigned for several Republican candidates.

Filmography

Russell Madness

2015

As Mick Vaughn

Monkey Up

2016

As Mr. Hartz

Project: Puppies for Christmas

2019

As Daniel Nilwater

Local Commercial

2012

As Earl T. Barnum

Our First Christmas

2008

As Joe Noll

In The Name of God

2013

As Reverend Thomas

Camp Cucamonga

1990

As Marvin Schector

Timestalkers

1987

As General Joe Brodsky

Determination of Death

2002

As Charlie Halloran

Change of Heart

2016

As Dr. Charles Burke

A Christmas Mystery

2014

As Logan Walker

What if...

2010

As Mike the Angel

Shifting Gears

2018

As Conrad Baines

Grace of God

2014

As

Fixing Pete

2012

As Clayton

Tick Tock

2000

As Clay Fairfield, P.I.

Arabian Adventure

1979

As Achmed

The Santa Con

2014

As Warden

A Fare to Remember

1999

As Mickey

Monsters, Inc.

2001

As Yeti (voice)

Toy Story

1995

As Hamm (voice)

Toy Story 3

2010

As Hamm (voice)

WWJD II: The Woodcarver

2012

As Ernest Otto

Bad Day on the Block

1997

As Al Calavito

WALL·E

2008

As John (voice)

Small Fry

2011

As Hamm (voice)

Mystery Woman: Redemption

2006

As Jim Carter

Tiny Toy Stories

1996

As Hamm (voice)

Up

2009

As Construction Foreman Tom (voice)

The Good Soldier

1981

As Jimmy

Hawaiian Vacation

2011

As Hamm (voice)

The Good Dinosaur

2015

As Earl (voice)

Pup Star

2016

As Mutt

The Bitch

1979

As Hal Leonard

Matchmaker Santa

2012

As George

In Search of Tomorrow

2022

As Self - Interviewee

Your Friend the Rat

2007

As P.T. Flea (voice) (uncredited)

Toy Story 2

1999

As Hamm the Piggy Bank (voice)

Outland

1981

As Tarlow

Motel Hell

1980

As Drummer

How Murray Saved Christmas

2014

As Officer Bender (voice)

Luck

2022

As Rootie (voice)

That Darn Cat

1997

As Dusty

Pup Star: World Tour

2018

As Grandpa Growl (voice)

The Santa Con

2014

As Warden Jeffrey Mitchell

Partysaurus Rex

2012

As Hamm (voice)

Ratatouille

2007

As Mustafa (voice)

Onward

2020

As Construction Worker Fennwick (voice)

The Ritz

1976

As Patron

Right of Way

1983

As Policeman

Hanover Street

1979

As Sgt. John Lucas

A Bug's Life

1998

As P.T. Flea (voice)

Yanks

1979

As Cpl Cook

One Night Stand

1997

As Phil

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

2006

As Controller #1 (archive footage)

Monty Python: Live at Aspen

1998

As Audience Member (uncredited)

Brave

2012

As Gordon (voice)

Cars

2006

As Mack / Hamm Car / Abominable Snow Plow / P.T. Flea Car (voice)

Combat Academy

1986

As Mr. Barnett

Inside Out

2015

As Fritz (voice)

Incredibles 2

2018

As Underminer (voice)

Toy Story 4

2019

As Hamm (voice)

Finding Dory

2016

As Husband Crab (Bill) (voice)

The Incredibles

2004

As Underminer (voice)

Cars 3

2017

As Mack (voice)

Monsters University

2013

As Yeti (voice)

Twilight's Last Gleaming

1977

As Sgt. Kopecki

Super Buddies

2013

As Marvin 'Gramps' Livingstone

Superman II

1980

As Controller

Finding Nemo

2003

As Fish School (voice)

Valentino

1977

As Newshound

Coco

2017

As Juan Ortodoncia (voice)

Planes

2013

As Harland

A Bridge Too Far

1977

As U.S. Lieutenant

Cars 2

2011

As Mack (voice)

Planes: Fire & Rescue

2014

As Brodi (voice)

The Empire Strikes Back

1980

As Major Derlin

Mickey's 60th Birthday

1988

As Cliff Clavin

Firefox

1982

As Chief Peck

She's Having a Baby

1988

As John Ratzenberger (uncredited)

The Falcon and the Snowman

1985

As Detective

The Earth Day Special

1990

As Cliff Clavin

Superman

1978

As 1st Controller (uncredited)

Reds

1981

As Communist Leader (uncredited)

Ragtime

1981

As Policeman

Gandhi

1982

As American Lieutenant

The Pixar Story

2007

As Yeti (voice) (archive footage)

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