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John Deszo Ratzenberger net worth:
$80 Million

John Deszo Ratzenberger information

John Deszo Ratzenberger information

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
Spouse:Julie Blichfeldt, Georgia Stiny, Caroline Ratzenberger
Children:James John, , Nina Kathrine

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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.

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Won awards

Won awards

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

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)

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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.

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.

1Has a role in every film made by Pixar studios

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