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John Ratzenberger

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.


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Born:
Apr 6, 1947 In Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
77
First Appeared:
In the movie A Bridge Too Far 1977-06-15
Latest Project:
Movie In Search of Tomorrow 2021-04-01
Known For
Filmography
Movie In Search of Tomorrow Self - Interviewee 2021-04-01
Movie Onward Construction Worker Fennwick (voice) 2020-02-29
Movie Forky Asks a Question: What Is Reading? Hamm (voice) 2020-01-10
Movie Soul Memory (voice) (uncredited) 2020-12-25
Movie Toy Story 4 Hamm (voice) 2019-06-19
Movie Forky Asks a Question: What Is Money? Hamm (voice) 2019-11-12
Movie Forky Asks a Question: What Is a Friend? Hamm (voice) 2019-11-15
Movie Shifting Gears Conrad Baines 2018-03-23
Movie Pup Star: World Tour Grandpa Growl (voice) 2018-05-05
Movie Incredibles 2 Underminer (voice) 2018-06-14
Movie Cars 3 Mack (voice) 2017-06-15
Movie Coco Juan Ortodoncia (voice) 2017-10-27
Movie Monkey Up Mr. Hartz 2016-01-22
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Movie Finding Dory Husband Crab (Bill) (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Inside Out Fritz (voice) 2015-06-09
Movie The Good Dinosaur Earl (voice) 2015-11-14
Movie Planes: Fire & Rescue Brodi (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie How Murray Saved Christmas Officer Bender (voice) 2014-12-05
Movie The Santa Con Warden Jeffrey Mitchell 2014-12-13
Series Legit Walter 2013-01-17
Movie Super Buddies Marvin 'Gramps' Livingstone 2013-08-07
Movie Monsters University Yeti (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie In The Name of God Reverend Thomas 2013-11-01
Movie Planes Harland 2013-08-09
Movie WWJD II: The Woodcarver Ernest Otto 2012-03-05
Movie Partysaurus Rex Hamm (voice) 2012-09-14
Movie Brave Gordon (voice) 2012-06-21
Movie Cars 2 Mack (voice) 2011-06-11
Movie Small Fry Hamm (voice) 2011-11-23
Movie Hawaiian Vacation Hamm (voice) 2011-06-16
Movie Toy Story 3 Hamm (voice) 2010-06-16
Movie What if... Mike the Angel 2010-08-20
Movie Up Construction Foreman Tom (voice) 2009-05-28
Movie Our First Christmas Joe Noll 2008-12-19
Movie WALL·E John (voice) 2008-06-22
Movie Ratatouille Mustafa (voice) 2007-06-28
Movie Cars Mack / Hamm Car / Abominable Snow Plow / P.T. Flea Car (voice) 2006-06-08
Movie Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Controller #1 (archive footage) 2006-11-02
Movie Mystery Woman: Redemption Jim Carter 2006-11-06
Movie The Incredibles Underminer (voice) 2004-11-05
Movie The Art of 'Spirited Away' Self 2003-04-15
Movie Finding Nemo Fish School (voice) 2003-05-30
Movie Determination of Death Charlie Halloran 2002-04-20
Movie Monsters, Inc. Yeti (voice) 2001-11-01
Series Pigs Next Door Stump 2000-03-07
Movie Tick Tock Clay Fairfield, P.I. 2000-09-18
Movie A Fare to Remember Mickey 1999-03-11
Movie Toy Story 2 Hamm the Piggy Bank (voice) 1999-10-30
Movie A Bug's Life P.T. Flea (voice) 1998-11-25
Movie Under Pressure Al Calavito 1997-08-22
Movie That Darn Cat Dusty 1997-02-14
Movie One Night Stand Phil 1997-11-14
Movie The Story Behind 'Toy Story' Himself 1996-12-18
Movie Toy Story Hamm (voice) 1995-10-30
Movie Camp Cucamonga Marvin Schector 1990-09-23
Movie Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special Self 1990-07-01
Movie She's Having a Baby John Ratzenberger (uncredited) 1988-02-05
Movie Mickey's 60th Birthday Cliff Clavin 1988-11-13
Movie Going to the Chapel 1988-10-09
Movie Timestalkers General Joe Brodsky 1987-03-10
Movie House II: The Second Story Bill 1987-05-14
Movie Combat Academy Mr. Barnett 1986-11-23
Movie Protocol Security Guard on TV (uncredited) 1984-12-21
Movie Gandhi American Lieutenant 1982-11-30
Movie Firefox Chief Peck 1982-06-13
Series Cheers Cliff Clavin 1982-09-30
Movie Outland Tarlow 1981-05-22
Series Goliath Awaits Bill Sweeney 1981-11-11
Movie Reds Communist Leader (uncredited) 1981-12-25
Movie Ragtime Policeman 1981-11-20
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Major Derlin 1980-05-20
Movie Motel Hell Drummer 1980-08-14
Movie The Bitch Hal Leonard 1979-01-01
Movie Hanover Street Sgt. John Lucas 1979-11-29
Movie Yanks Cpl Cook 1979-09-01
Movie A Bridge Too Far U.S. Lieutenant 1977-06-15