John Ratzenberger



Place of birth:

Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA:


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.

Film Credits

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In Search of Tomorrow (2021)
as Self - Interviewee
Soul (2020)
as (voice)
Onward (2020)
as Construction Worker Fennwick (voice)
Forky Asks a Question: What is Reading? (2020)
as Hamm (voice)
Forky Asks a Question: What Is a Friend? (2019)
as Hamm (voice)
Forky Asks a Question: What Is Money? (2019)
as Hamm (voice)
Toy Story 4 (2019)
as Hamm (voice)
Incredibles 2 (2018)
as Underminer (voice)
Pup Star: World Tour (2018)
as Grandpa Growl (voice)
Shifting Gears (2018)
as Conrad Baines
Coco (2017)
as Juan Ortodoncia (voice)
Cars 3 (2017)
as Mack (voice)
Pup Star (2016)
as Mutt
Finding Dory (2016)
as Husband Crab (Bill) (voice)
Change of Heart (2016)
as Dr. Charles Burke
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows (2016)
Monkey Up (2016)
as Mr. Hartz
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
as Earl (voice)
Inside Out (2015)
as Fritz (voice)
Russell Madness (2015)
as Mick Vaughn
The Santa Con (2014)
as Warden
The Santa Con (2014)
as Warden Jeffrey Mitchell
How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)
as Officer Bender (voice)
A Christmas Mystery (2014)
as Logan Walker
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
as Brodi (voice)
Grace of God (2014)
In The Name of God (2013)
as Reverend Thomas
Super Buddies (2013)
as Marvin 'Gramps' Livingstone
Monsters University (2013)
as Yeti (voice)
Matchmaker Santa (2012)
as George
Partysaurus Rex (2012)
as Hamm (voice)
Brave (2012)
as Gordon (voice)
WWJD II: The Woodcarver (2012)
as Ernest Otto
Fixing Pete (2012)
as Clayton
Small Fry (2011)
as Hamm (voice)
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good (2011)
as Self
Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
as Hamm (voice)
Cars 2 (2011)
as Mack (voice)
What if... (2010)
as Mike the Angel
Toy Story 3 (2010)
as Hamm (voice)
Up (2009)
as Construction Foreman Tom (voice)
Our First Christmas (2008)
as Joe Noll
WALL·E (2008)
as John (voice)
Ratatouille (2007)
as Mustafa (voice)
Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006)
as Jim Carter
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
as Controller #1 (archive footage)
Cars (2006)
as Mack /Hamm Car/Abominable Snow Plow/P.T. Flea Car (voice)
The Incredibles (2004)
as Underminer (voice)
Finding Nemo (2003)
as Fish School (voice)
The Art of 'Spirited Away' (2003)
as Self
Determination of Death (2002)
as Charlie Halloran
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
as Yeti (voice)
Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs - The Science of Adventure (2000)
as Hamm (voice)
Tick Tock (2000)
as Clay Fairfield, P.I.
The Story Behind 'Toy Story' (1999)
as Himself
Toy Story 2 (1999)
as Hamm the Piggy Bank (voice)
A Fare to Remember (1999)
as Mickey
A Bug's Life (1998)
as P.T. Flea (voice)
One Night Stand (1997)
as Phil
Under Pressure (1997)
as Al Calavito
That Darn Cat (1997)
as Dusty
Tiny Toy Stories (1996)
as Ham
Toy Story (1995)
as Hamm (voice)
Camp Cucamonga (1990)
as Marvin Schector
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special (1990)
as Self
Mickey's 60th Birthday (1988)
as Cliff Clavin
Going to the Chapel (1988)
She's Having a Baby (1988)
as Himself (uncredited)
House II: The Second Story (1987)
as Bill
Timestalkers (1987)
as General Joe Brodsky
Combat Academy (1986)
as Mr. Barnett
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
as Detective
Protocol (1984)
as Security Guard on TV (uncredited)
Gandhi (1982)
as American Lieutenant
Firefox (1982)
as Chief Peck
Warlords of the 21st Century (1982)
as Rusty
Reds (1981)
as Communist Leader (uncredited)
Ragtime (1981)
as Policeman
Outland (1981)
as Tarlow
The Good Soldier (1981)
as Jimmy
Superman II (1980)
as Controller
Motel Hell (1980)
as Drummer
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
as Major Derlin
Hanover Street (1979)
as Sgt. John Lucas
Yanks (1979)
as Cpl Cook
Arabian Adventure (1979)
as Achmed
The Bitch (1979)
as Hal Leonard
Superman (1978)
as 1st Controller
Warlords of Atlantis (1978)
as Fenn
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
as U.S. Lieutenant
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
as Sgt. Kopecki
Titleist: Made in America (
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TV Series Credits

Just Roll With It (2019)
as George Bennett
Legit (2013)
as Walter Nugent
Legit (2013)
as Walter
Franklin & Bash (2011)
Drop Dead Diva (2009)
as Larry Kaswell
Bones (2005)
as Bill Schumacher
Rodney (2004)
John Ratzenberger's Made in America (2004)
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
as Stu Kirchoff
Pigs Next Door (2000)
as Stump
That '70s Show (1998)
The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
as Santa Claus
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Sister, Sister (1994)
Frasier (1993)
as Cliff Clavin
The Detectives (1993)
as Edsel
Blossom (1990)
Wings (1990)
The Simpsons (1989)
Wizards and Warriors (1983)
St. Elsewhere (1982)
Cheers (1982)
as Cliff Clavin
Goliath Awaits (1981)
as Bill Sweeney
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Secret Army (1977)