John Ratzenberger

Actor, Producer, Playwright
Though his place in pop culture history was cemented by his Emmy-nominated role as know-it-all postman Cliff Clavin on the hit television series "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), actor John Ratzenberger enjoyed a long and ... Read more »
Born: 04/05/1947 in Black Rock, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (106)

Hell's Kitchen 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

How Murray Saves Christmas 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

The McCarthys 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Santa Con 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Franklin & Bash 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legit 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Brodi (Voice)

Russell Madness 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Simpsons 1994, 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bones 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Matchmaker Santa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Monsters University 2013 (Movie)

Yeti (Voice)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Harland (Voice)

Brave 2012 (Movie)

Gordon (Voice)

Fixing Pete 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Cars 2 2011 (Movie)

Mack (Voice)

Melissa & Joey 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Toy Story 3 2010 (Movie)

Hamm (Voice)

What if... 2010 (Movie)

Mike the angel (Actor)

Our First Christmas 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Village Barbershop 2009 (Movie)

Art Leroldi (Actor)

Up 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Construction Foreman Tom (Actor)

AFI's 100 Years...AFI's 10 Top 10 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

WALL-E 2008 (Movie)

Voice of John (Actor)

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kickin' It Old Skool 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Ratatouille 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Mustafa (Actor)

Cars 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Mack/Hamm Truck/Abominable Snow Plow/PT Flea Car (Actor)

Rodney 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Woman: Redemption 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Incredibles 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Underminer (Actor)

8 Simple Rules 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Fish School (Actor)

Blossom 1982 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1982 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1982 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1982 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spirited Away 2002 (Movie)

of Assistant Manager (English language) (Voice)

That '70s Show 1982 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1982 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1982 - 1993, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Monsters, Inc. 2001 (Movie)

Voice of Yeti (Actor)

The Drew Carey Show 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Fare to Remember 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Luckytown 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tick Tock 1999 (Movie)

Clay (Actor)

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

Voice of Hamm (Actor)

Under Pressure 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

of P T Flea (Voice)

One Night Stand 1997 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Dusty (Actor)

WOW! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth II 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The New Adventures of Captain Planet 1990 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Toy Story 1995 (Movie)

Voice of Hamm (Actor)

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

She Tv 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers 1982 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Call!: A Cheers' Celebration 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Improv Tonight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Magic in the Magic Kingdom 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

House II: The Second Story 1987 (Movie)

Bill Towner (Actor)

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Firefox 1982 (Movie)

Chief Peck (Actor)

Gandhi 1982 (Movie)

American Lieutenant (Actor)

Outland 1981 (Movie)

Tarlow (Actor)

Superman II 1981 (Movie)

Controller (Actor)

Warlords of the 21st Century 1981 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Motel Hell 1980 (Movie)

Drummer (Actor)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

Major Derlin (Actor)

Arabian Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Achmed (Actor)

Hanover Street 1979 (Movie)

Sergeant John Lucas (Actor)

The Bitch 1979 (Movie)

Hal (Actor)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

Corporal Cook (Actor)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

1st Controller (Actor)

Warlords of Atlantis 1978 (Movie)

Fenn (Actor)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

Newshound (Actor)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

US Lieutenant (Actor)

The Ritz 1976 (Movie)

Bath Patron (Actor)

Twilight's Last Gleaming 1976 (Movie)

Sergeant Kopecki (Actor)

Camp Cucamonga (TV Show)

Actor

Combat High (TV Show)

Actor

Determination of Death (TV Show)

Actor

Dog's Best Friend (TV Show)

Voice

Goliath Awaits (TV Show)

Actor

Locals (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

Timestalkers (TV Show)

Actor

Wedding Day Blues (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

The World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues 3 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues 2 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Evening Shade 1982 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Madman of the People 1982 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Though his place in pop culture history was cemented by his Emmy-nominated role as know-it-all postman Cliff Clavin on the hit television series "Cheers" (NBC, 1982-1993), actor John Ratzenberger enjoyed a long and diverse career in all aspects of the entertainment industry. A solid character actor in such fanboy classics as "Superman: The Movie" and "The Empire Strikes Back," Ratzenberger would be one of the few "Cheers" castmembers to find consistent work, whether on behind the scenes as a TV series director, or on the big screen, voicing classic characters like Hamm the piggy bank so brilliantly in the "Toy Story" film franchise. Surprising fans of the awkward Cliffy Clavin, Ratzenberger proved there was still a spring in his step when, following a last minute cancellation by portly actor Vincent Pastore, the beloved actor filled the open dance card on the phenomenally successful series, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ). Meanwhile, Ratzenberger enjoyed a successful voiceover career, plying his distinctive voice to a number of Pixar hits like the "Toy Story" series, "Finding Nemo" (2003), "Ratatouille" (2007), and "Up" (2009). Whether co-starring on a live action series or in hit animated movies, Ratzenberger maintained a steady presence on screens big and small.

Relationships

Deszo Alexander Ratzenberg

Father
German-American

Bertha Ratzenberg

Mother
Polish-American

Lindsay McGrail Actor

Companion
Co-founded (with Ratzenberger) the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation - a non-profit organization that helps children develop manual skills

Georgia Ratzenberger

Wife
Married from 1984-2004

Nina Ratzenberger

Daughter
Born c. 1989 mother, Georgia Ratzenberger

James Ratzenberger

Son
Born c. 1987 mother, Georgia Ratzenberger

EDUCATION

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield , Connecticut

St. Ann's School

Bridgeport , Connecticut

Milestones

2010

Reprised the voice of Hamm the Piggy Bank in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"

2009

Voiced a construction worker in the Pixar film, "Up"

2008

Lent his voice to the Pixar film, "WALL-E"

2006

Voiced a tractor-trailer named Mack in "Cars"

2005

Hosted the Travel Channel's documentary series, "John Ratzenberger's Made in America"

2004

Voiced the Underminer in Pixar's "The Incredibles"

2003

Once again lent his voice to the animated film, "Finding Nemo"

2001

Voiced the Abominable Snowman in "Monsters Inc."

1998

Provided character voice in "A Bug's Life"

1997

Appeared in "One Night Stand"

1995

Provided voice of Hamm in the computer animated feature "Toy Story"

1988

Made TV directorial debut with an episode of "Cheers"

1982

Gained small screen stardom as postal woker Cliff Clavin in the NBC sitcom "Cheers"

1981

Co-starred in "Outland"; first screen work with Frances Sternhagen who later played his mother on "Cheers"

1980

Appeared in "The Empire Strikes Back"

1976

Feature film debut in "The Ritz"

Founded the London-based inprovisational group Sal's Meat Market

Formed production company, Fiddler's Bay Productions

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