John Ratzenberger Biography

During more than three decades of movie making and theatre, John Ratzenberger has enjoyed success as a screenwriter, director, producer and multi Emmy-nominated actor. He is also an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Ratzenberger's career began in earnest in the early 1970s, when he formed the improvisational theatre duo "Sal's Meat Market," which performed to standing-room-only crowds throughout Europe for 634 straight performances.

He is best known as the postman in Cheers. In the history of television, only a handful of series have achieved the worldwide success of Cheers, on which Ratzenberger portrayed Cliff for the show's entire 11-year run. To this day, thanks to daily syndication, Cliff continues as one of America's most beloved characters.

Ratzenberger is better known to a younger generation for his Pixar roles. He is the only actor to voice a character in every Pixar film including Toy Story, Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Coco, and many more. Pixar artists always find a way to include Ratzenberger’s recognizable eyebrows and mustache. Pixar's Chief Creator Officer John Lasseter calls Ratzenberger his "good luck charm."

In all, Ratzenberger has acted in 38 major motion pictures including blockbusters such as Superman, Star Wars: Episode V -The Empire Strikes Back and Ghandi to independent films like his hit The Woodcarver. He has written, directed or produced hundreds of television projects over the span of his career, making him the 6th largest grossing actor of all time based on box-office receipts.

Ratzenberger is the author of “We've Got it Made in America, A Common Man's Salute to an Uncommon Country,” which is a collection of essays from his five years on the road visiting factory towns throughout the country on the Travel Channel show John Ratzenberger's Made in America.

Ratzenberger is Hollywood's most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing, skilled labor and the companies that are the foundation of our great country, working tirelessly to shine a light on the importance of manufacturing and trades. He created "Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs", a foundation that creates and funds manufacturing summer camps and scholarships nationwide - inspiring the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.

Ratzenberger is co-founder and Chief Creative Strategist for - the only online subscription box store that offers multiple verticals under one umbrella including pets, sweets, fishing, travel, cooking, moms and more with a patent-pending proprietary platform. Every purchase benefits one of three charitable partners: Music Drives Us, Pets for Patriots and Family Reach.

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John Ratzenberger Videos

John Ratzenberger on why manufacturing jobs can save U.S. jobs
John Ratzenberger Commencement Address at Penn State Lehigh Valley
Providence College Commencement Address by John Ratzenberger `11Hon.

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John Ratzenberger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book John Ratzenberger for your event is $30,000 - $75,000. John Ratzenberger generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John Ratzenberger for an upcoming event.

John Ratzenberger Videos

John Ratzenberger on why manufacturing jobs can save U.S. jobs
John Ratzenberger Commencement Address at Penn State Lehigh Valley
Providence College Commencement Address by John Ratzenberger `11Hon.

John Ratzenberger Speaking Topics

  • The Environment & Sustainability

  • The Industrial Tsunami Heading Our Way

  • Made in America: Educating, Motivating & Empowering Americans to Expand Skills & Entrepreneurship

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