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John Dezso Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur who was said to be Pixar's "good luck charm" and performed the voice of at least one character in every feature-length Pixar film from Toy Story until the release of Soul, in which he did not voice any characters. Although he didn’t voice any character in Soul, the director confirmed he did have a non-voice cameo in the film, in which his likeness was used.[1][2] From Luca onwards, Ratzenberger didn't voice any more characters until Inside Out 2.

He is, however, probably most famous for his Emmy-nominated role as Cliff Clavin on the TV show Cheers. Besides voicing a character in most Pixar films, he is also a team member of the Pixar Softball Team. Ratzenberger also hosted the documentary film Pixar: 20 Years of Animation and Counting. He said in an interview that out of all the characters he has voiced for Pixar, P.T. Flea from A Bug's Life is his favorite one that he's done. Ratzenberger was married to Georgia Stiny from 1984-2004 (divorced) by whom he has two children: a son named James John Ratzenberger born in 1987 and a daughter named Nina Katherine Ratzenberger born in 1989.

On November 6, 2012, John Ratzenberger married his girlfriend, Julie Blichfeldt.

Film roles[]

Year Media Character
1995 Toy Story Hamm
Toy Story Activity Center
Toy Story: Animated Storybook
1996 Toy Story Treats
1998 A Bug's Life P.T. Flea, Fly in Bug Bar
1999 Toy Story 2 Hamm
Toy Story 2: The Video Game
2001 Monsters, Inc. Yeti
2003 Finding Nemo Moonfish
2004 The Incredibles The Underminer
2006 Cars Mack / Car versions of Hamm, Yeti, and P.T. Flea
Cars: The Video Game Mack
2007 Ratatouille Mustafa
2008 WALL•E John
2009 Up Construction Foreman Tom
Toy Story Mania! Hamm
Cars Race-O-Rama Mack
2010 Toy Story 3 Hamm
Toy Story 3: The Video Game
2011 Cars 2 Mack
Hawaiian Vacation Hamm
Small Fry
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure
Brave Gordon
Partysaurus Rex Hamm
2013 Monsters University Yeti
Disney Infinity Hamm
2015 Inside Out Fritz
The Good Dinosaur Earl
2016 Finding Dory Bill
2017 Cars 3 Mack
Coco Juan Ortodoncia
2018 Incredibles 2 The Underminer
2019 Toy Story 4 Hamm
2020 Onward Construction Worker Fennwick
2021 Monsters At Work Yeti, Bernard
2024 Inside Out 2 Fritz


  • Ratzenberger has stated P.T. Flea in A Bug's Life is his favorite role that he has done for Pixar.
  • Ratzenberger had a cameo in DisneyToon Studios' Cars spin-off Planes, as the voice of jet tug Harland. He also voiced Brodi Enid in the film's sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.
  • Ratzenberger also voiced Aniyaku in the English dubbing of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away (in which John Lasseter supervised)
  • The most characters Ratzenberger voiced in a single movie is Cars with 4 in total. During the credits of said film, Mack (Ratzenberger's character in the Cars franchise) is seen at the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theater watching car themed versions of other Pixar movies, including scenes featuring Ratzenberger's characters. Although Mack is initially impressed, he soon realizes that the same voice actor is being reused, leaving him to comment, "What kind of a cut rate production is this?"


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