TMI (Today’s Movie Info)
JOHN RATZENBERGER is the only person to voice a character in all of Pixar Animation’s feature films: as Hamm in Toy Story (1995); PT Flea in A Bug’s Life (1998); Hamm again in Toy Story 2 (1999); the Abominable Snowman in Monsters, Inc. (2001); Fish School in Finding Nemo (2003); Underminer in The Incredibles (2004); Mack in Cars (2006), Mustafa in Ratatouille (2007), John in WALL-E (2008), Construction Foreman Tom Up (2009), Hamm in Toy Story 3 (2010) and Mack in Cars 2 (2011).
He is best known for his role as Cliff Clavin on the long running TV series “Cheers” (1982-93)
Clavin was a mailman and frequently entertained the bar patrons with his Little Known Facts. The classic episode where Cliff appears on his favorite show “Jeopardy” has him with a huge lead heading into Final Jeopardy. He wagers his entire $22,000 and is stumped by the clue of “Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSueru”. Cliff’s response of “Who are three people who’ve never been in my kitchen?” is deemed humorous, but incorrect. (The correct response was “What were the real names of Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan Crawford?”)
Ratzenberger helped build the stage for Woodstock Festival in 1969 (he was 22 years old)
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