John Ratzenberger Biography (1947-)

Full name, John Deszo Ratzenberger; born April 6, 1947, in Bridgeport (one source says Black Rock), CT; son of Deszo Alexander and Bertha (maiden name, Grohowski) Ratzenberger; married Elizabeth Georgia Stiny, September 9, 1984; children: James John, Nina Katherine. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Contact: c/o Stone Manners Agency, 8436 W. 3rd St., Suite 740, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer
Birth Details
April 6, 1947
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Clifford C. "Cliff" Clavin, Jr., Cheers, NBC, 1982-1993
  • Voice of Rigger, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated; alsoknown as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), syndicated and TBS, 1990-1993
  • Host, American Hobbies and Pastimes with John Ratzenberger, Home and Garden Television, 1994
  • Episodic
  • Canadian sergeant, "The Execution," Secret Army, 1979
  • Jimmy, "The Good Soldier," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1981
  • "Some Like It Hot-Wired," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982
  • Archie, "Dungeon of Death," Wizards and Warriors, CBS, 1983
  • Walt Brewster, "The Legacy of Garwood Huddle," Magnum P.I., CBS, 1984
  • Cliff, "Cheers," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1985
  • Improv Tonight, syndicated, 1988
  • Cliff, "The Story of Joe," Wings, NBC, 1990
  • Blossom, NBC, 1992
  • Norman Rust, "Farewell, My Lovelies," Moon over Miami, 1993
  • Voice of Cliff Clavin, "Fear of Flying," The Simpsons (animated),Fox, 1994
  • Felix, "A Rat's Tale," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1994
  • Voice of the Pied Piper, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995
  • Gus Kilamilikimaka, "Thanksgiving in Hawaii: Part 1 & 2," Sister,Sister, ABC, 1995
  • Mr. Berman, "Caroline and Richard's Mom," Caroline in the City, NBC, 1996
  • Bob, "Sabrina Claus," Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • Mr. Abernathy, "And If I Die before I Sleep," Remember WENN, AMC,1998
  • Merl, "Monica's Bad Day," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • Glen, "Holy Craps," That '70s Show, Fox, 2001
  • The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001
  • Movies
  • Bill Sweeney, Goliath Awaits, 1981
  • Mr. Barnett, Combat High (also known as Combat Academy), NBC, 1986
  • General Joseph Brodsky, Timestalkers, CBS, 1987
  • Uncle Walt, Wedding Day Blues (also known as Going to the Chapel and Wedding Day), NBC, 1988
  • Marvin Schector, Camp Cucamonga (also known as How I Spent My Summer), NBC, 1990
  • Tom Phillips, Friends in Space, ITV, 1990
  • Voice of Goat, Dog's Best Friend, The Family Channel, 1997
  • Also appeared in Songs of a Sourdough.
  • Specials
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • Mickey's 60th Birthday Special (also known as The Magical Worldof Disney), NBC, 1988
  • Disney's Magic in the Magic Kingdom, NBC, 1988
  • Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1990
  • Cheers: Special 200th Episode Celebration, NBC, 1990
  • Last Call! A Cheers Celebration, NBC, 1993
  • Voice of Grenville Dodge, The Wild West, syndicated, 1993
  • Jerry Hawthorne, Locals, Fox, 1994
  • Host, WOW! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth II, Fox, 1996
  • The Frasier Story, Channel 4, 1999
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Cheers, NBC, 1988-1993
  • Evening Shade, 1990
  • Madman of the People, NBC, 1994
  • Sister, Sister, ABC, 1995
  • Pearl, CBS, 1996
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • (With others) Locals, Fox, 1994
  • The World's Most Incredible Animal Rescues, Fox, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Patron, The Ritz, Warner Bros., 1976
  • U.S. lieutenant, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977
  • (Uncredited) Sergeant Kopecki, Twilight's Last Gleaming (also known as Nuclear Countdown and Das Ultimatum), Allied Artists, 1977
  • Newshound, Valentino, 1977
  • Fenn, Warlords of Atlantis (also known as Seven Cities to Atlantis), Columbia, 1978
  • First controller, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Corporal Cook, Yanks, Universal, 1979
  • Hal Leonard, The Bitch, 1979
  • Sergeant John Lucas, Hanover Street, Columbia, 1979
  • Achmed, Arabian Adventure, Orion/Warner Bros., 1979
  • Controller, Superman II, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Drummer, Motel Hell, United Artists, 1980
  • Major Derlin, The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars:Episode V--The Empire Strikes Back), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Fireman, Ragtime, Paramount, 1981
  • Tarlow, Outland (also known as Io), Warner Bros., 1981
  • Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Chief Peck, Firefox, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Rusty, Warlords of the 21st Century (also known as Battletruck), New World, 1982
  • American Lieutenant, Gandhi, Columbia, 1982
  • Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984
  • The Falcon and the Snowman, Orion, 1985
  • Bill Towner, House II: The Second Story, New World, 1987
  • She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • Voice of Hamm, Toy Story (animated), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Phil, One Night Stand (also known as One Night), New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Al Calavito, Bad Day on the Block (also known as Under Pressure), Louie Productions, 1997
  • Dusty, That Darn Cat, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Voice of P. T. Flea, A Bug's Life (animated; also known as Bugs), Buena Vista, 1997
  • A Fare to Remember, Bent Tree Productions, 1998
  • Voice of Hamm, Toy Story II (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Clay, Tick Tock, Avalanche, 2000
  • Voice of Yeti (Abominable Snowman), Monsters, Inc. (animated), Buena Vista, 2001
  • Charlie Halloran, Determination of Death, World International Network, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Made stage debut in Summer and Smoke, Sacred Heart University; appeared in Luv, Stowe Playhouse, VT; also appeared in West Side Story, Waiting for Godot, Curse of the Starving Class, and The Connection.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Singles
  • "Do the Jog," Great Britain, 1979
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Movies
  • Friends in Space, ITV, 1990
  • Also author of Crown Court, ITV, Great Britain; and The GoldenDreamboat.

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