John Ratzenberger has just about done it all. He’s worked stage, big screen (Gandhi, Superman), small screen (Cheers!, Eight Simple Rules), been an assistant to a tree surgeon, toured Europe, showed off his fancy footwork as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars last fall, and been the voices of some of our favorite animated characters. Having not only appeared as the endearing and thinks he knows it all mailman, Cliff Clavin the long running TV show Cheers!, John has been in every one of Pixar Animation’s features films, including the newest (and sure to be a classic), Wall-E, coming out today (June 27th).
This divorced dad of two incredible kids doesn’t end his talents there. Politically active and involved in the world around him, John is one of those rare renaissance men who has the ability to dive into a project with full force and always make it come out great.
HMC talked with John about his many projects, his passions and we discovered there are ten things you may not know about him.
(1) He’s a strong believer in the power of people’s voices in this political climate.
“Something that the people of this country have lost sight of is they (our political officials) work for us. We don’t work for them,” he tells HMC. “People have been so trained by the media to think that and it’s wrong. They work for us.”