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Cheers Vet John Ratzenberger to Play Ball With CBS’ The McCarthys

Cheers Vet John Ratzenberger to Play Ball With CBS’ The McCarthys

John Ratzenberger is saying “Cheers” to The McCarthys. The TV vet has landed a potentially recurring role on CBS’ freshman sitcom, TVLine has learned exclusively. The McCarthys centers on openly gay (and athletically challenged) Ronny, who is hired as the assistant to his father, a high-school basketball coach. Ratzenberger will play Charlie Ellis, the school’s athletics director. In addition to playing Cliff Clavin on Cheers from 1982 to 1993, Ratzenberger has also landed recurring roles on 8 Simple Rules, Legit and Drop Dead Diva. The...

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Former ‘Cheers’ Star Advocates for Manufacturing Jobs

Former ‘Cheers’ Star Advocates for Manufacturing Jobs

When John Ratzenberger spoke at the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel, it was about a topic he feels very passionate about, that being how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers. Before he was a star on the sitcom “Cheers,” and before he went on to other roles that included being a voice in every Pixar movie ever made, Ratzenberger had a number of jobs, among them as a journeyed carpenter. His most recent stint has been as the producer and star of the show “Made in...

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Cooking Video Cabbage & Bacon with John Ratzenberger

Cooking Video Cabbage & Bacon with John Ratzenberger

One of John’s favorite dishes from living in England is the spicy, smoky, and crunchy cabbage & bacon dish seen here. To view the recipe, click here >>

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John Ratzenberger is Featured Speaker at Mississippi Energy Institute

John Ratzenberger is Featured Speaker at Mississippi Energy Institute

John Ratzenberger will participate in the 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex. In its third year, the summit’s goal is to highlight the inextricable relationship between energy and the economy. The summit is presented by the Mississippi Energy Institute, a non-profit policy group that seeks to diversify and expand Mississippi’s economic energy base. One of the summit’s featured events is a special address regarding workforce development by John Ratzenberger, the actor from the television series Made in...

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Great Bay Community College hosts John Ratzenberger

Great Bay Community College hosts John Ratzenberger

Great Bay Community College will host John Ratzenberger, actor and U.S. manufacturing advocate, on Thursday, Oct. 2. Ratzenberger, who is best known for his roles as “Cliff Clavin” on Cheers and host of the cable program “Made in America,” will tour the college’s Advanced Technology & Academic Center in Rochester and then serve as featured speaker at the college’s Distinguished Leaders Award that night. The event, themed “Advanced Manufacturings Night Out” is the college’s annual fundraiser and is slated to raise more than $300,000 in...

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Ratzenberger to Keynote NJIT Opening Ceremony

Ratzenberger to Keynote NJIT Opening Ceremony

Emmy-nominated actor and entrepreneur John Ratzenberger of Cheers and John Ratzenberger’s Made in America television series fame will be the keynote speaker at the free Opening Ceremony for ManufactureNJ Week on Sept. 29, 2014, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). John Ratzenberger’s Made in America, an original series broadcast on cable television’s Travel Channel, follows Ratzenberger as he treks across the country in a camper to learn the inner workings of American manufacturing...

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Ratzenberger is Fan-Favorite at DragonCon

Ratzenberger is Fan-Favorite at DragonCon

John Ratzenberger highlighted on Sunday, August 31st at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia. According at AccessAtlanta.com reporter Melissa Ruggieri: “John Ratzenberger began his hour-long interaction with fans by stating how impressed he is as the growth of the Atlanta film industry (he was in Peachtree City a couple of years ago to appear in “Drop Dead Diva”). “What a beautiful part of the world…and all of these film studios,” he said. “You’re not going to be able to swing a cat without hitting an actor.” The impeccably dressed...

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John Ratzenberger is Featured Speaker at Distinguished Leaders Award Reception

John Ratzenberger is Featured Speaker at Distinguished Leaders Award Reception

PORTSMOUTH — Great Bay Community College will host its third annual Distinguished Leaders award reception on Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle. This year’s event, themed, “Advanced Manufacturing’s Night Out” will serve as a fundraiser with donations going toward student scholarships and support services. At the same event in 2013, more than $250,000 was raised providing scholarships for students enrolled in both associate degree programs and short-term certificate programs including ACM (Advanced Composites...

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Christmas arrives early in Fairfield as crew films holiday movie

Christmas arrives early in Fairfield as crew films holiday movie

Published on CTpost.com by Gretchen Webster. Christmas has come early to Fairfield. Or at least the illusion of the wintertime holiday as a film crew last week transformed a stretch of Noyes Road for scenes in a Christmas-themed movie. Neighborhood residents said they’ve been told the movie features actress Melissa Joan Hart, who has a home in Westport and is known for roles in the television series “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Teen Witch,” as well as former Bridgeport resident John Ratzenberger,...

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Foundation for America and HCC Bring Makership Back to America

Foundation for America and HCC Bring Makership Back to America

Well-known actor and U.S. manufacturing advocate John Ratzenberger met with young people at Housatonic Community College (HCC) in Bridgeport. The visit by Ratzenberger, a Bridgeport native, is part of the launch of the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame at HCC. John also appeared upstairs at the Hampshire House above the Cheers bar on Beacon Street in Boston, with hopes to build support for training young people in skilled jobs like carpentry and manufacturing, a movement he described as “nothing less than the second American revolution. The...

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