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‘The Santa Con’ Star Is a Favorite of Sitcoms & Pixar

‘The Santa Con’ Star Is a Favorite of Sitcoms & Pixar

On Bustle online, Kayla Hawkins asks: What Is John Ratzenberger From? She says: …if you’re wondering what roles John Ratzenberger has played, the answer is: all of them. Or at least, more than you’d think. In the time he doesn’t spend acting, Ratzenberger stumps for more goods and services to be made in the USA. His reality show, Made in America, covered his journey around the country to profile different American manufacturers. And on his website, Ratzenberger sells gift baskets made up of household goods that are produced on American...

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John Ratzenberger talks Made in America and more on Wake Up

John Ratzenberger talks Made in America and more on Wake Up

John Ratzenberger talks Made in America and more on Wake Up On WIAT 42 News: You may know him as Cliff Clavin, Hammy the Piggy Bank, or even the Abominable Snowman, but John Ratzenberger doesn’t just love acting, he enjoys helping manufacturers of American made products. Nowadays you can find John on Made in America, a show he produces and hosts. The show focuses on American made products, a topic near and dear to his heart. He has also recently established the Foundation for America which he hopes will help raise money to support school...

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USA Today: Made in America Gift Boxes

USA Today: Made in America Gift Boxes

Ask an Expert: Turning a hobby into business Published on USA Today, December 8, 2014, by Steve Strauss. Today’s tip: One of the best advocates out there for American made products and manufacturing is actor John Ratzenberger, who not only of course played Cliff on Cheers, but is the only actor to be in every Pixar film (he’s shooting Toy Story 4 right now.) This year, John has teamed up with the Made in America Store to offer some great holiday gift boxes as a “way to bring attention to this critical issue of putting our...

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Handyman, ‘Cheers’ and Pixar star John Ratzenberger visits Made in America stores

Handyman, ‘Cheers’ and Pixar star John Ratzenberger visits Made in America stores

Interview by Joshua Maloni. View full article online >> John Ratzenberger’s reason for getting into acting was simple. “You didn’t have to pound nails in the middle of August on a rooftop,” he said. “It was indoor work. That’s what attracted me.” Fair enough. But it was those nail-pounding days as a journeyman carpenter in the late 1960s that made Ratzenberger successful at whatever he’s put his hands to, including a starring role as know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin on...

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Every Pixar Movie Character John Ratzenberger has Played

Every Pixar Movie Character John Ratzenberger has Played

If you’re a fan of Pixar movies such as Toy Story and The Incredibles, you may have noticed a familiar voice. John Ratzenberger has been in every single Pixar movie to date, starting with Toy Story in 1995 and continuing all the way through the next Finding Nemo movie. Click here to view the full list with photos of all of John Ratzenberger’s characters >> Writer/producer Andrew Stanton said they had so much fun hanging out with him at the first Toy Story press junkets, they decided to work with him as much as possible in the...

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John Ratzenberger’s Made In America Gift Boxes

John Ratzenberger’s Made In America Gift Boxes

New: It’s the perfect holiday gift! Presenting John Ratzenberger’s Made in America Gift Boxes. Available for men, women, and children. Click here to purchase from the Made in America store! “Thank you for helping spread jobs from sea to shining sea!” -John Ratzenberger The Men’s Gift Box Contents: (1) Channellock 6-in-1 Screwdriver, (1) Little Big Shot Super Hose Nozzle, (1) Pappy’s “Not Made in China” BBQ Sauce, (1) Pro Choice Box Cutter, (1) 3′ x 5′ All-Weather Perma-Nylon Flag,...

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Made in America Month

Made in America Month

November is Made in America Month! Friday, November 7th, Saturday, November 8th & Sunday, November 9th, we’re asking everyone to go out of their way to support National Small Business Weekend, which is held the first full weekend of every month. Thanks for your support.

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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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In the News: Screen star John Ratzenberger stumps for Tripp

In the News: Screen star John Ratzenberger stumps for Tripp

This article was written by Donald Eng and published on TheValleyGazette.com on October 21, 2014. Click here to read the full article online. The Phil Tripp Senate campaign brought in a familiar face (and voice) to drum up support for his campaign Monday, with actor John Ratzenberger the guest of honor at a meet-and-greet at Ansonia’s St. Sebastian Club. Ratzenberger is best known for his portrayal of postal worker Cliff Clavin in the long-running show Cheers. He also has voiced numerous characters in Pixar movies Toy Story and Cars, and...

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