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John started the improvisational comedy group, "Sal's Meat Market", in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group, "The Downtown Cabaret". Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan, the mother of Meg Ryan. A mutual friend, ... See full bio »
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 2015 The McCarthys (TV Series)
Charlie Ellis
- Hall of Fame (2015) ... Charlie Ellis
 2014 How Murray Saved Christmas (TV Special)
Officer Bender (voice)
 2014 A Christmas Mystery (TV Movie)
Logan Walker
 1994-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
CGI Homer Simpson / Cliff Clavin
- Fear of Flying (1994) ... Cliff Clavin (voice)
 2014 Convos with My 2-Year Old (TV Series)
- Dreams (2014)
 2012-2014 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Larry Kaswell
- Home (2012) ... Larry Kaswell
 2013-2014 Legit (TV Series)
Walter / Walter Nugent
- Honesty (2014) ... Walter
- Intervention (2014) ... Walter
- Homeless (2014) ... Walter
- Afghanistan (2014) ... Walter
- Rub 'N' Slide (2014) ... Walter
 2013 Bones (TV Series)
Bill Schumacher
- The Cheat in the Retreat (2013) ... Bill Schumacher
 2012 Matchmaker Santa (TV Movie)
 2011 Fixing Pete (TV Movie)
 2011 Melissa & Joey (TV Series)
- A House Divided (2011) ... Arnie
 2008 Our First Christmas (TV Movie)
Joe Noll
 2006 Mystery Woman: Redemption (TV Movie)
Jim Carter
 2006 Pixar's 20th Anniversary Special (TV Movie)
Host / Officer Ratz
 2006 Rodney (TV Series)
John Ratzenberger
- Celebrity (2006) ... John Ratzenberger
 2003 8 Simple Rules (TV Series)
Fred Doyle
- Premiere (2003) ... Fred Doyle
 2002 The Pennsylvania Miners' Story (TV Movie)
Thomas 'Tucker' Foy
 2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Cliff Clavin
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
John Ratzenberger / Various
- Drew Live III (2001) ... John Ratzenberger / Various
 2001 That '70s Show (TV Series)
- Holy Craps (2001) ... Glen
 2000 Pigs Next Door (TV Series) (voice)
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Monica's Bad Day (2000) ... Merl
 1997 The Detectives (TV Series)
- Go West Old Man (1997) ... Edsel
 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Bob / Santa Claus
- Sabrina Claus (1997) ... Bob / Santa Claus
 1997 Dog's Best Friend (TV Movie)
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Mr. Berman
- Caroline and Richard's Mom (1996) ... Mr. Berman
 1996 Toy Story Treats (TV Series short)
- Wallstreet Report (1996) ... Hamm (voice)
- Waiting for Andy (1996) ... Hamm (voice)
- The Age of the Dinosaur (1996) ... Hamm (voice)
- Sad Story (1996) ... Hamm (voice)
- Rex in Danger? (1996) ... Hamm (voice)
 1990-1995 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Rigger / Rex Rigger I
- An Eye for an Eye (1995) ... Rigger (voice)
- The Ghost of Porkaloin Past (1994) ... Rigger (voice)
- No Horsing Around (1994) ... Rigger (voice)
- Bottom Line Green (1993) ... Rigger (voice)
- Sea No Evil (1993) ... Rigger (voice)
 1995 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
- A Rat's Tale (1995) ... Felix
 1994 Locals (TV Movie)
Jerry Hawthorne
 1993 Moon Over Miami (TV Series)
Norman Rust
- Farewell, My Lovelies (1993) ... Norman Rust
 1992 Nurses (TV Series)
Mr. Hafner
- Illicit Transfers (1992) ... Mr. Hafner
 1990 Wings (TV Series)
Clifford Clavin
 1990 Camp Cucamonga (TV Movie)
Marvin Schector
 1987 Timestalkers (TV Movie)
General Joe Brodsky
 1986 Combat High (TV Movie)
Mr. Barnett
 1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marty Elder
- A Day in Port (1985) ... Marty Elder
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Cliff Clavin
- Cheers (1985) ... Cliff Clavin
 1983 Wizards and Warriors (TV Series)
- Dungeon of Death (1983) ... Archie
 1983 Super Bowl XVII Pre-Game Show (TV Movie)
Cliff Clavin (uncredited)
 1982 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Phony Cop
- Some Like It Hot-Wired (1982) ... Phony Cop
 1981 Code Red (TV Series)
Inspector Ray Allen
- All That Glitters (1981) ... Inspector Ray Allen
 1981 Goliath Awaits (TV Movie)
Bill Sweeney
 1981 Private Schulz (TV Series)
American Newsreel Commentator
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... American Newsreel Commentator (voice, uncredited)
 1981 The Good Soldier (TV Movie)
 1980 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Tom Phillips
- Friends in Space (1980) ... Tom Phillips
 1979 Secret Army (TV Series)
Staff Sergeant Dexter
- The Execution (1979) ... Staff Sergeant Dexter
 1978 A Life at Stake (TV Series)
Vance Brand
- Houston... We've Got a Problem (1978) ... Vance Brand
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Directed an independent film, "Stuck," about a group of people trapped in an elevator. See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

Wake up in the morning, put your hand to something useful, and take care of yourself and your family.


The trading card for his Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) character, Bren Derlin, says that "At the Mos Eisley Cantina, everybody knows his name." Derlin is never seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina. This is an inside joke about his character Cliff Clavin the mailman, who frequents Cheers, "where everybody knows your name". See more »


Has a role in every film made by Pixar studios



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