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Joe Ranft (1960–2005)


Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Cars (2006), Toy Story (1995) and The Lion King (1994). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Cars
Cars Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt
(2006)
Toy Story
Toy Story Lenny the Binoculars
(1995)
The Lion King
The Lion King Writer
(1994)
A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life Heimlich
(1998)

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 2007 Cars Mater-National (Video Game)
Red (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles
Additional Voices (voice)
 2003 Extreme Skate Adventure (Video Game)
Wheezy (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Jacques (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Jacques (voice)
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Ward (voice)
 1998/I A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Heimlich (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Heimlich (voice)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Igor (voice, uncredited)
 1982 Luau (Short)
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Death occurred when he was a passenger in a car that veered off the road and plunged 130 feet into the Pacific Ocean. The driver was also killed, and another passenger was hospitalized with moderate injuries. See more »

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