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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 6, 1947
Birth place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:Actor, Director, Soundtrack
Education:Sacred Heart University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Julie Blichfeldt, Georgia Stiny, Caroline Ratzenberger
Children:James John, , Nina Kathrine
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He appeared in four films with Gene Hackman: A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Reds (1981).
2As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Reds (1981), Gandhi (1982), Up (2009) and Toy Story 3 (2010). Of those, Gandhi (1982) is a winner in the category.
3Appeared in a commercial for "Quality" hotels. [2010]
4His father was of Austrian and Hungarian descent, and his mother was of Polish ancestry.
5He is a supporter of the Republican Party.
6Center for America senior fellow.
7Attended and helped construct the stage at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Recalls that an unpopular National Guard became vital emergency personnel of the event - distributing water and food to the hundreds of thousands of attendees.
8Formerly engaged to Lindsay McGrail.
9He recently started the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation, whose mission is to "Give children tools and watch them build America.".
10He is a father of two children. One son, named James John born in 1987 and one daughter, Nina Katherine born in 1989.
11His speaking role in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi (1982), was dubbed by Martin Sheen. Later he went on to become a trademark voice for Pixar Studios.
12Along with George Wendt, Richard Belzer and Paul Fusco, he is one of only four actors to play the same character (Clifford C. 'Cliff' Clavin, Jr.) in six different series: Cheers (1982), St. Elsewhere (1982), The Tortellis (1987), Wings (1990), The Simpsons (1989) and Frasier (1993). He appeared in all six series with George Wendt.
13The trading card for his Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) character, Bren Derlin, says that "At the Mos Eisley Cantina, everybody knows his name." Derlin is never seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina. This is an inside joke about his character Cliff Clavin the mailman, who frequents Cheers, "where everybody knows your name".
14Spent his early years in London where he was once an assistant to a tree surgeon.
15In 1971, he helped form and organize an improvisational comedy troupe called "Sal's Meat Market".
16Co-wrote two British TV plays and directed several episodes of Cheers (1982).
17Active in the pro-ecological movement, he was owner and operator of Eco-Pak, a conservation-conscious packaging company.
18He does not, as believed by some, play the bagpipes but in fact plays snare drum for a pipe band called "Gold Coast Pipe Band" in which he was among the founding members.
19When last registered, he was a red belt, in karate.
20He was buried alive up to his neck in Motel Hell (1980), as was his future Cheers (1982) co-star Ted Danson in Creepshow (1982) two years later.
21The only person to voice a character in all of Pixar Animation's feature films: as Hamm in Toy Story (1995), PT Flea in A Bug's Life (1998), Hamm again in Toy Story 2 (1999), Abominable Snowman in Monsters, Inc. (2001), Fish School in Finding Nemo (2003), Underminer in The Incredibles (2004), Mack in Cars (2006), Mustafa in Ratatouille (2007), John in WALL·E (2008), Construction Foreman Tom in Up (2009), Hamm in Toy Story 3 (2010), Mack in _Cars 2 (2011)_, Gordon in Brave (2012), Yeti in Monsters University (2013), and Fritz in Inside Out (2015), and Earl in The Good Dinosaur (2015)_.
22Only Cheers (1982) cast member to have actually lived in Boston -- specifically, the "Combat Zone" red-light district.
23In late 2000, he went to the Supreme Court with Cheers (1982) co-star George Wendt to get control of their characters (Cliff and Norm), which are wanted to be used for commercials for Cheers-like airport bars. Wendt and Ratzenberger say they created their characters and do not want them exploited.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Has a role in every film made by Pixar studios


Quotes

#Quote
1Hollywood has to, at some point, admit that what they produce does affect the minds of people.... If you just want to shock 'em... society will pay the price for that at some point.
2Wake up in the morning, put your hand to something useful, and take care of yourself and your family.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Legend AwardTV Land AwardsCheers (1982)· Rhea Perlman
· Shelley Long
· Ted Danson

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmMonsters University (2013)· Billy Crystal
· John Goodman
· Helen Mirren
· Steve Buscemi
· Joel Murray
· Peter Sohn
· Sean Hayes
· Dave Foley
· Charlie Day
· Alfred Molina
· Nathan Fillion
· Aubrey Plaza
· Tyler Labine
· Bill Hader
2011Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsMost Inspiring Movie ActingWhat If... (2010)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1985Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monkey Up2015post-productionMr. Hartz
Shifting Gears2015post-productionConrad Baines
Inside Out2015/IFritz (voice)
Russell Madness2015Mick Vaughn
The McCarthys2015TV SeriesCharlie Ellis
Santa Con2014Warden
How Murray Saved Christmas2014TV SpecialOfficer Bender (voice)
A Christmas Mystery2014TV MovieLogan Walker
The Simpsons1994-2014TV SeriesCGI Homer Simpson / Cliff Clavin
Franklin & Bash2013-2014TV SeriesJudge Elliot Reid
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Brodi (voice)
Convos with My 2-Year Old2014TV Series
Drop Dead Diva2012-2014TV SeriesLarry Kaswell
Legit2013-2014TV SeriesWalter / Walter Nugent
Grace of God2014
In the Name of God2013Reverend Thomas
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesStu Kirchoff
Bones2013TV SeriesBill Schumacher
Disney Infinity2013Video GameHamm (voice)
Super Buddies2013VideoMarvin 'Gramps' Livingstone
Planes2013Harland (voice)
Monsters University2013Yeti (voice)
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot2012Video GameHamm / Mack / Mustafa / ... (English version, voice)
Local Commercial2012ShortEarl T. Barnum
Matchmaker Santa2012TV MovieGeorge
Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex2012ShortHamm (voice)
Brave2012Gordon (voice)
The Woodcarver2012Ernest
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry2011ShortHamm (voice)
Fixing Pete2011TV MovieClayton
Melissa & Joey2011TV SeriesArnie
Cars 22011Mack (voice)
Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation2011ShortHamm (voice)
Toy Story 3: The Video Game2010Video GameHamm (voice)
Toy Story 32010Hamm (voice)
What If...2010/IMike the Angel
Cars Race-O-Rama2009Video GameMack (voice)
Up2009Video GameConstruction Foreman Tom (voice)
Up2009Construction Foreman Tom (voice)
Our First Christmas2008TV MovieJoe Noll
WALL·E2008John (voice)
Toy Story Midway Mania!2008ShortHamm (voice)
The Village Barbershop2008Art Leroldi
Your Friend the Rat2007ShortP.T. Flea (uncredited)
Ratatouille2007Mustafa (voice)
Mystery Woman: Redemption2006TV MovieJim Carter
Cars2006Video GameMack (voice)
Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special2006TV MovieHost / Officer Ratz
Rodney2006TV SeriesJohn Ratzenberger
Cars2006Mack / Hamm Truck / Abominable Snow Plow / ... (voice)
Something New2006/IBrian's Father (uncredited)
All In2005/IActor
The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer2005Video GameUnderminer (voice)
The Incredibles2004Video GameUnderminer (voice)
The Incredibles2004Underminer (voice)
8 Simple Rules2003TV SeriesFred Doyle
Extreme Skate Adventure2003Video GameHamm (voice)
Finding Nemo2003Fish School (voice)
The Pennsylvania Miners' Story2002TV MovieThomas 'Tucker' Foy
Monsters, Inc.2002Video GameThe Abominable Snowman (voice)
Frasier2002TV SeriesCliff Clavin
Determination of Death2002Charlie Halloran
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesJohn Ratzenberger / Various
Monsters, Inc.2001The Abominable Snowman (voice)
Spirited Away2001Assistant Manager (English version, voice)
That '70s Show2001TV SeriesGlen
Toy Story Racer2001Video GameHamm (voice)
Pigs Next Door2000TV Series voice
Tick Tock2000Clay Fairfield, P. I.
Touched by an Angel2000TV SeriesMerl
Toy Story 21999Video GameHamm (voice)
Toy Story 21999Hamm the Piggy Bank (voice)
A Fare to Remember1999
A Bug's Life1998P.T. Flea (voice)
Remember WENN1998TV SeriesMr. Abernathy
The Detectives1997TV SeriesEdsel
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1997TV SeriesBob / Santa Claus
One Night Stand1997Phil
Bad Day on the Block1997Al Calavito
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesHinky
That Darn Cat1997Dusty
Dog's Best Friend1997TV Movie
Toy Story Activity Center1996Video GameHamm (voice)
Caroline in the City1996TV SeriesMr. Berman
Toy Story Treats1996TV Series shortHamm
Sister, Sister1995TV SeriesGus Kiamilikimaka
Toy Story1995Hamm (voice)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990-1995TV SeriesRigger / Rex Rigger I
Murphy Brown1995TV SeriesFelix
Locals1994TV MovieJerry Hawthorne
Moon Over Miami1993TV SeriesNorman Rust
Cheers1982-1993TV SeriesCliff Clavin
Nurses1992TV SeriesMr. Hafner
Wings1990TV SeriesClifford Clavin
Camp Cucamonga1990TV MovieMarvin Schector
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1990TV SeriesCliff Clavin
Going to the Chapel1988
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieCliff Clavin
Small World1988TV Mini-SeriesMorris Zapp
House II: The Second Story1987Bill
Timestalkers1987TV MovieGeneral Joe Brodsky
The Tortellis1987TV SeriesCliff Clavin
Combat High1986TV MovieMr. Barnett
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesMarty Elder
St. Elsewhere1985TV SeriesCliff Clavin
The Falcon and the Snowman1985Detective (uncredited)
Protocol1984Security Guard on TV (uncredited)
Magnum, P.I.1984TV SeriesWalt Brewster
Wizards and Warriors1983TV SeriesArchie
Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show1983TV MovieCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Rating Notman1982Short
Gandhi1982American Lieutenant
Firefox1982Chief Peck
Hill Street Blues1982TV SeriesPhony Cop
Battletruck1982Rusty
Reds1981Communist Leader (uncredited)
Code Red1981TV SeriesInspector Ray Allen
Ragtime1981Policeman
Goliath Awaits1981TV MovieBill Sweeney
Private Schulz1981TV SeriesAmerican Newsreel Commentator
Outland1981Tarlow
The Good Soldier1981TV MovieJimmy
Superman II1980Controller #1
Motel Hell1980Drummer
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Rebel Force Major Derlin
ITV Playhouse1980TV SeriesTom Phillips
Secret Army1979TV SeriesStaff Sergeant Dexter
The Bitch1979Hal Leonard
Yanks1979Corporal Cook
Arabian Adventure1979Achmed
Hanover Street1979Sgt. John Lucas
Superman19781st Controller
Warlords of the Deep1978Fenn
A Life at Stake1978TV SeriesVance Brand
Valentino1977Newshound (uncredited)
A Bridge Too Far1977U.S. Lieutenant
Twilight's Last Gleaming1977Sgt. Kopecki
The Ritz1976Patron

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pearl1996TV Series
Sister, Sister1996TV Series 1 episode
Madman of the People1994TV Series 3 episodes
Evening Shade1994TV Series 1 episode
Cheers1988-1993TV Series 4 episodes
Down Home1990-1991TV Series 4 episodes
Sydney1990TV Series 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CheersTV Series 1 episode, 1986 performer - 10 episodes, 1983 - 1993

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Industrial Tsunami2010Documentary executive producer
World's Most Amazing Animal Rescues: Part 31998TV Movie documentary executive producer
World's Most Amazing Animal Rescues: Part 21997TV Special executive producer
The World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues1996TV Movie executive producer
Locals1994TV Movie executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Locals1994TV Movie creator
ITV Playhouse1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Crown Court1978TV Series writer - 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fragrance1991Short grip

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kickin' It Old Skool2007very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheers: Last Call!1993TV ShortHimself / Cliff Clavin
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Blossom1993TV SeriesHimself
The Wild West1993TV Mini-Series documentary
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Comedy Series
Cheers1990TV SeriesHimself / Cliff Clavin
Live with Kelly and Michael1990TV SeriesHimself
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieHimself
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialCliff Clavin
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV MovieHimself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Magic in the Magic Kingdom1988TV SpecialHimself
She's Having a Baby1988Himself (uncredited)
Super Password1987TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Program
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back1980TV Movie documentaryMajor Derlin (uncredited)
Scene1980TV Series documentary
Hell's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHimself - Bartender & Guest Judge
Cavuto on Business2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Manufactuing Jobs Advocate
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 14: Guest Who's Coming to Visit?2014Video documentary shortHimself
Home & Family2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2013TV SeriesHimself
Pixar: 25 Magic Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good2011DocumentaryHimself
Toy Story 3: The Gang's All Here2010Video documentary shortHimself / Hamm
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Hannity2010TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service2009TV MovieHimself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Talent Scout
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself (segment "American TV Icon")
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The View2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards2006TV Special
TV Land's Top Ten2005-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Cartoons2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Made in America2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Geeks2004DocumentaryHimself
The Art of 'Spirited Away'2003Video documentary shortHimself
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV SpecialHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Disney Through the Decades2001Video documentary shortHost-2000s
The Story Behind 'Toy Story'2000Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The 'Frasier' Story1999TV Special documentaryHimself
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Live at Aspen1998TV SpecialHimself - Audience (uncredited)
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Special Award for Cheers
Bill Nye, the Science Guy1993TV Series documentary
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Cliff Clavin in 'Cheers'
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHamm
Superman II2006VideoController #1
Carla's Whipping Boy2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Nicholas Colasanto: His Final Season2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Shrink-Warped: Introducing Frasier Crane2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Virtual Vera2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Carla the Comeback Queen: Insults for Every Occasion2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Cliff's Notes: The Wisdom of Cliff Clavin2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Di Another Day: Diane Chambers from A-Z2004Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Strictly Top-Shelf: The Guys Behind the Bar2004Video documentary shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
I'll Drink to That: Stormin' Norm-isms2003Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Love at First Fight: Opposites Distract2003Video shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)
Setting the Bar: A Conversation with Ted Danson2003Video documentary shortCliff Clavin (uncredited)

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