John Ratzenberger

John Ratzenberger

  • Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 2% Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
  • Birthday: Apr 6, 1947
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born in Connecticut, John Ratzenberger spent most of his early adulthood in England and Europe. After a brief stint as assistant to a London tree surgeon, Ratzenberger helped organize the English improvisational troupe "Sal's Meat Market" in 1971. He made his first screen appearances in such British-based productions as The Ritz (1976), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Gandhi (1982). In 1982, Ratzenberger read for the part of post-office employee Norm on the upcoming American TV sitcom Cheers. Sensing that he hadn't won the role (which was true), Ratzenberger asked if the cast of Cheers included the character of "a bar know-it-all." Suddenly he launched into an impromptu ten-minute monologue, posing as an endlessly chattering repository of useless information. Then and there, the character of Cliff Clavin was born--a character Ratzenberger played for the next ten years. A man of many talents, Ratzenberger directed several Cheers episodes, and also co-wrote two British television plays Friends in Space (1978) and Scalped (1979). Tirelessly active in the pro-ecology movement, John Ratzenberger was owner and operator of Eco-Pak, a conservation-conscious packaging firm. Since the demise of Cheers, the actor has resurrected Cliff Clavin in the form of an advertising pitchman and has appeared in many commercials. He has also found success doing voice overs for advertising and voicework in films such as Toy Story (1995) and Dog's Best Friend (1997). Ratzenberger continued to make occasional guest appearances on television series such as Caroline in the City.He maintained a relationship with Pixar after Toy Story and went on to lend his distinctive voice to each of their films through Cars 2 in 2011. He returned to TV to appear in the fourth season of the reality competition series Dancing With the Stars.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

97% Toy Story 4 Hamm 2019
No Score Yet Project: Puppies for Christmas Actor 2019
No Score Yet Project: Puppies for Christmas Daniel Nilwater 2019
No Score Yet Shifting Gears Conrad 2018
97% Coco Juan Ortodoncia $208.5M 2017
69% Cars 3 Mack $152.7M 2017
94% Finding Dory Husband Crab (Bill) $486.3M 2016
No Score Yet Monkey Up Mr. Hartz 2016
76% The Good Dinosaur Earl $123.1M 2015
98% Inside Out Fritz $264.4M 2015
No Score Yet Russell Madness Mick Vaughn 2015
No Score Yet A Christmas Mystery Actor 2014
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Brodi $42.7M 2014
No Score Yet Santa Con Warden 2014
50% How Murray Saved Christmas Actor 2014
No Score Yet Super Buddies Actor 2013
25% Planes Harland $71.3M 2013
80% Monsters University Yeti $260.4M 2013
No Score Yet The Woodcarver Ernest Otto Ernest 2012
No Score Yet Fixing Pete Parker Clayton 2012
No Score Yet Matchmaker Santa George 2012
No Score Yet Small Fry Hamm 2011
39% Cars 2 Mack $191.5M 2011
No Score Yet Hawaiian Vacation Hamm 2011
33% What If... Mike the Angel $0.9M 2010
98% Toy Story 3 Hamm $415M 2010
98% Up Construction Foreman Tom $293M 2009
No Score Yet Our First Christmas Actor 2008
80% The Village Barbershop Arthur 2008
95% WALL-E John $223.8M 2008
96% Ratatouille Mustafa $112.5M 2007
2% Kickin' It Old Skool Himself $4.5M 2007
75% Cars Mack/Hamm Truck $244.1M 2006
No Score Yet John Ratzenberger's Made in America Actor 2006
No Score Yet John Ratzenberger Actor 2006
97% The Incredibles Underminer 2004
99% Finding Nemo Fish School $380.6M 2003
No Score Yet The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Tom `Tuck' Foy 2002
96% Monsters, Inc. Yeti $34.1M 2001
No Score Yet Tick Tock Clay Fairfield 2001
No Score Yet Determination of Death Charlie Halloran 2001
100% Toy Story 2 Hamm 1999
No Score Yet Under Pressure Al Calavito 1999
No Score Yet A Fare to Remember Actor 1999
92% A Bug's Life P.T. Flea 1998
No Score Yet Bad Day on the Block (Under Pressure) (The Fireman) Actor 1997
32% One Night Stand Phil 1997
13% That Darn Cat Dusty 1997
No Score Yet Dog's Best Friend Goat 1997
100% Toy Story Hamm 1995
No Score Yet The Legend of the North Wind Narrator 1992
No Score Yet Camp Cucamonga Marvin Schector 1990
40% She's Having a Baby Actor 1988
No Score Yet Going to the Chapel Actor 1988
9% House II: The Second Story Bill Towner 1987
No Score Yet Timestalkers (Time Stalkers) General Joe Brodsky 1987
No Score Yet Combat High Mr. Barnett 1986
86% Gandhi American Lieutenant 1982
38% Firefox Chief Peck 1982
No Score Yet Warlords of the 21st Century Rusty 1982
91% Ragtime Fireman 1981
No Score Yet Goliath Awaits Bill Sweeney 1981
86% Superman II Controller 1981
56% Outland Tarlow 1981
No Score Yet The Good Soldier Actor 1981
71% Motel Hell Drummer 1980
95% Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Maj. Derlin $4.6M 1980
No Score Yet Arabian Adventure Achmed 1979
78% Yanks Corporal Cook 1979
57% Hanover Street Sgt. John Lucas 1979
No Score Yet Warlords of Atlantis Fenn 1978
No Score Yet The Bitch Hal 1978
50% Valentino Newshound 1977
59% A Bridge Too Far US Lieutenant 1977
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming Sgt. Kopecki 1977
50% The Ritz Patron 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Mom
2013
Stan
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Digby Yates
  • 2019
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen
2005
Appearing
  • 2015
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
Charlie Ellils
  • 2015
96% Legit
2013-2014
Walter
  • 2014
  • 2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2014
  • 1994
90% Bones
2005-2017
Bill Schumacher
  • 2013
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Stu Kirchoff
  • 2013
  • 2000
72% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Kim's Dad
  • 2012
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
Arnie
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member Appearing
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
20% Rodney
2004-2006
Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet 8 Simple Rules
2002-2005
Fred Doyle
  • 2003
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Cliff Clavin
  • 2002
No Score Yet That '70s Show
1998-2006
Glen
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Merl
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sister, Sister
1994-1999
Director
  • 1996
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Felix
  • 1995
No Score Yet Evening Shade
1990-1994
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
Director Cliff Clavin
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Cliff
  • 1990
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Walt Brewster
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM John Ratzenberger CHARACTERS

Yeti
Abominable! That's what they called me! Don't you think thats a little harsh? I mean, how about the Adorable Snowman?
Jessie the Cowgirl
Did you fix Buzz?
Hamm
Eh, sort of.
Hamm
Ho, boy, will you take a look at all those presents? Yes, sir we're next month's garage sale fodder for sure!
Rex
Any dinosaur-shaped ones?
Hamm
Oh for crying out loud their all in boxes you idiot!
Woody
All right all right! If I send out the troops will you all calm down!
Rex
Yes we will we promise!
Woody
Okay save your batteries!
Hamm
Atta boy Woody that's using the old noodle!
Woody
He's not a Space Ranger! He doesn't fight evil or shoot lasers or fly!
Buzz Lightyear
Excuse me. (Opens wings and everyone is in awe)
Buzz Lightyear
Excuse me. [opens wings and everyone is in awe]
Hamm
Impressive wingspan. Very good.
Mr. Potato Head
It was cold and dark. Nothing but sand and a couple Lincoln Logs
Mr. Potato Head
It was cold and dark. Nothing but sand and a couple Lincoln Logs.
Hamm
I don't think those were Lincoln Logs.
Woody
[smacking his forehead groaning] Oh no
Woody
[smacking his forehead groaning] Oh no.
Hamm
Oh yes return of the astronut
Hamm
Oh yes return of the astronaut.
Hamm
"Dibs on the Corvette."
Hamm
Dibs on the Corvette.
Carl Fredricksen
Tell your boss he can *have* my house.
Construction Foreman Tom
Really?
Carl Fredricksen
Yeah. When I'm dead!
Hamm
Yeah I knew there was something I didn't like about that chicken!
Mr. Potato Head
Hey, Hamm. Look, I'm picasso.
Mr. Potato Head
Look, I'm Picasso!
Hamm
Yeah, I don't get it.
Hamm
I don't get it.
Princess Atta
You mean you're not warriors?
P.T. Flea
re you kidding? These guys are the lousiest circus bugs you've ever seen, and they're gonna make me rich!
P.T. Flea
Are you kidding? These guys are the lousiest circus bugs you've ever seen, and they're gonna make me rich!
Hamm
Hamm: Hey, why did the toys cross the road?Buzz Lightyear: Not now Hamm. Rex: Ooo, I love riddles! Why? Hamm: To get to the chicken, on the other side!
Hamm
Hey, why did the toys cross the road?
Buzz Lightyear
Not now Hamm.
Rex
Ooo, I love riddles! Why?
Hamm
To get to the chicken, on the other side!
Mr. Potato Head
Hey, Hamm, look I'm Picasso!
Hamm
Eh, I don't get it....
Hamm
Eh, I don't get it.
Mr. Potato Head
You incultured piece of swine! ... What you looking at you hockey puck?! (Hockey Puck shrugs.)
Mr. Potato Head
You incultured piece of swine! What you looking at you hockey puck?! (Hockey Puck shrugs.)
Mr. Potato Head
It's cold, and dark. Nothing but sand and a couple of Lincoln Logs.
Hamm
Uh, I don't think those were Lincoln Logs.
The Underminer
Behold, the Underminer! I'm always beneath you, but nothing is beneath me! I hereby declare war on peace and happiness! Soon, all will tremble before me!