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John Dezso Ratzenberger was born on the 6th April 1947, in Bridgeport, Connecticut USA of Austrian, Hungarian and Polish descent. He is an actor, probably still best known for the role of Cliff Clavin in the comedy TV series “Cheers” (1982-1993). He is mostly known as a voice actor, providing the voice to characters in every animated Pixarfeature film, including the Toy Story films, “Cars” (2000), “WALL-E” (2008), etc. He is also known as an entrepreneur.
So, have you ever wondered how rich John Ratzenberger is, as of early 2016? It is estimated by sources that John counts the overall size of his net worth at the impressive amount of $80 million. Obviously, his careers as an actor and voice actor have earned him a big part of his fortune over time.
John Ratzenberger Net Worth $80 Million
John Ratzenberger was raised in a middle class family by his father Deszo Alexander Ratzenberger, who worked as a truck driver, and his mother Bertha Veronica Grohowski, a worker for Remington Arms. After matriculation fromSt. Ann’s School in Bridgeport, he began to study acting at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. After graduation, he lived in London for 10 years, where he pursued his acting career initially as a member of an improvisational comedy group.
John’s professional acting career began in the late 1970s, earning minor roles in productions such as “The Ritz” (1976), “A Bridge Too Far” (1977), “Superman” (1978), and “Hangover Street” (1979), with Harrison Ford and Lesley Ann-Down in lead roles. With all these appearances his net worth was established.
With the beginning of the 1980s, John’s name became more popular in Hollywood, which enabled him to score the role of Cliff Clavin in the highly popular TV series “Cheers”, which ran from 1982 until 1993, which was the main source of his net worth during that period. However, John’s net worth was also increased by other appearances in such films and TV series during the 1980s as “Gandhi” (1982), “House II: The Second Story” (1987), “Small World” (1988), and “Combat High” (1986), among others.
In the 1990s, John’s career as a voice actor began, lending his voice to Rigger, a character from the animated TV series “Captain Planet And The Planeteers” (1990). From then on he became more dedicated to voice acting, securing roles in such productions as “Toy Story”, in which he lent his voice to Ham, and repeated his role in sequels “Toy Story Treats” (1996), “Toy Story 2” (1999), and “Toy Story 3” (2010), which all added to his net worth.
To speak further of his voice acting credits, he has voiced characters in such animated films and TV series such as “A Bug’s Life” (1998), “Monsters, Inc.” (2001), “Finding Nemo” (2002), “The Incredibles” (2004), “WALL-E” (2008), “Inside Out” (2015), and “The Good Dinosaur” (2015), increasing further the overall size of his net worth.
Besides his career as a voice actor, John continued successfully to appear in other film and TV productions; some of them include “That Darn Cat” (1997), “One Night Stand” (1997), “Mystery Woman: Redemption” (2006), “The Village Barbershop” (2008), “The Woodcarver” (2012), “Legit” (2013-2014), “Monkey Up” (2016), and most recently “Shifting Gears”, which is currently in post-production, and these all raised his net worth.
Apart from his success in the film industry, John is also known for being an entrepreneur, the co-owner of Eco-Pack Company. Beside that, he established Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs foundation, which encourages young people to explore careers in manufacturing industries.
Regarding his personal life, John Ratzenberger has been married to Julie Blichfeldt since 2012. Previously, he was married to Georgia Stiny from 1984 to 2004, with whom he has two children. In his spare time, John is politically active as a Republican.