John Ratzenberger is a popular American actor as well as a voice actor. He is popular for his role Cliff Clavin in the TV show Cheers. He has lent his voice in several movies with the Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Cars. It is considered to be one of the most successful box-office actors. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of John Ratzenberger in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
John was born on 6th April 1947 in Connecticut. His father was a truck driver, and he has both Australian and Polish ancestry. John attended St. Ann’s School in Bridgeport. Then he went on to attend Sacred Heart University in his hometown. He began his career as a tractor operator before moving to London and staying there for a decade.
John got married to his long-term girlfriend Georgia Stiny and almost after two decades of their relationship, they got divorced. They have one son and one daughter. After the divorce, he started dating Julie Blichfeldt, and after four years of dating they got married and living happily.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
In London, John was a house framer, and that is when he started performing comical acts in theaters. Slowly, he started getting small roles in major movies like Superman and Star Wars. But his major breakthrough came when he was cast for the role of Cliff Clavin for the sitcom Cheers. After the role, surprisingly, he started getting various offers for voice acting.
John signed a long-term deal with Pixar to lend his voice in almost all the feature films they produced. The latest voice acting was for the film Coco that was out in 2017. He was the voice behind the characters in Toy Story, Monster, The Incredibles, Cars, Wall-E and much more. He also appeared in reality shows like Last Comic Standing, Dancing with the Stars, American Chopper, Hell’ Kitchen and much more.
John earned two Primetime Emmy nominations for his role in the TV show Cheers. He was also a nominee of BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award in 2014. In 2011, he was nominated for the Grace Award in the Most Inspiring Movie Acting category. John won the TV Land Legend Award in 2006.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from one of the most successful voice actors in the industry? Well, John has a net worth of over $90 million which is not surprising as he is still among the most successful actors in terms of box-office collection of all time. It is his voice acting that has fetched him more wealth. He is also an entrepreneur and co-founded multiple successful organizations to add to his wealth and fortune.
John is more into entrepreneurship these days and his e-commerce website thegiftbox.com is one of the most successful ventures. He is lending his voice these days in video games of Lego the Incredibles and Kingdom Hearts III are scheduled to be released.