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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 Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Toy Story Lenny the Binoculars
(1995)
A Bug's Life Heimlich
(1998)
Toy Story 2 Wheezy the Penguin / Heimlich
(1999)
Cars Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt
(2006)

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 2006 Cars
Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt (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)
 2001 Monkeybone
Street Squash Rabbit (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Wheezy the Penguin / Heimlich (voice)
 1998/I A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Heimlich (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Heimlich (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Lenny the Binoculars (voice)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Igor (voice, uncredited)
 1988 The Land Before Time
Spike (uncredited)
 1987 The Brave Little Toaster
Elmo St. Peters (voice)
 1982 Luau (Short)
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Show Show Self (7 credits)
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Like John Ratzenberger, Joe Ranft had a role in every Pixar movie until his unexpected death in 2005. Lenny the Binoculars in Toy Story (1995), Heimlich the caterpillar in A Bug's Life (1998), Wheezy the toy penguin in Toy Story 2 (1999), Pete "Claws" Ward in Monsters Inc (2001), Jacques the shrimp in Finding Nemo (2003), One of Syndrome's guards in The Incredibles (2004), and his final before ... See more »

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