John Ratzenberger

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John Ratzenberger (born April 6 1947 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Deszo Alexander Ratzenberger and Bertha Grohowski) is an American actor.

Ratzenberger is perhaps best known for his role as "Clifford C. 'Cliff' Clavin, Jr." in the Cheers (1982) TV Series.

His acting credits include 47 productions and an additional 22 notable television appearances. His first role was a Patron in The Ritz (1976), before appearing in minor roles in movies including Firefox; A Bridge Too Far; and Superman II as a NASA controller; Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) as "Major Bren Derlin"; and Gandhi (1982) as an American Lieutenant.

All of Pixar Animation's feature films include Ratzenberger, who has become something of a "good luck charm" to the studio. John is also a member of Pixar's softball team.

Disney also cast him to voice the bathhouse's assistant manager in the English-language dub of the Japanese animated film Spirited Away (2002).

He currently (2005) is host of a Travel Channel TV series about things made in the USA called John Ratzenberger's Made in America.

Ratzenberger also hosts the Wildcard section in ATARI's PC game based on the popular board game, Trivial Pursuit.

Recently, John Ratzenberger turned down the role of Hamm for the movie Toy Story 3, and will not be involved unless Pixar is making it.

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