John Dezso Raten berger is an American actor, voice actor and an entrepreneur who was born in the year 1947, 6th April; so his age is 69 years at present. He is known across the globe for his recurring supporting cast roles in the movies produced by Pixar. He has given his voice to each and every movies that Pixar has ever produced.
He was born in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. His mother’s name is Bertha Veronica who used to work for the Remington Arms and his father’s name is Dezso Alexander Ratzenberger who used to be a truck driver. His father was an Austrian Hungarian descent and his mother was a Polish descent. He went to St. Ann’s School situated at the Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University situated at Fairfield. He moved to London in the year 1971 and stayed there for over 10 years. His bio includes the following details.
He began his career in the performing arts. He performed with Ray Hassett throughout the 1970s as a comedic theatrical duo. With Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson as the Outer Limits and in the comic strips. His debut role was as a patron in The Ritz in the year 1976. He appeared in numerous minor characters in major films which included Firefox, Superman, NASA, Star Wars, Motel Hell and so on.
He was the one who developed the packaging alternatives product constructed from biodegradable and non-toxic recycled paper as a safe alternative to bubblewraps. This product was manufactured by his company named Eco-Pak Industries.
He also has co-authored a book named “We’ve got it Made in America” which got published in the year 2006. He is the co-founder of the nuts and bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation which is dedicated in raising awareness among youths of skilled trades and engineering.
In the year 2010, he got affiliated to the Centre for America for increasing awareness about the shortage of skilled workers in America and changes required to increase the numbers of skilled workers. He also joined the Board Member in the year 2010. It is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, motivate and empower American people to understand that they have greatest stake in removing all obstacles for a fair civil justice system.
He has been blessed with two children, James John, who was born in the year 1987 and Nina Katherine who was born in the year 1989 from the 19 years marriage to his wife Georgia Stiny but unfortunately, the couple got divorced in the year 2004.
He got married to Julie Blichfeldt whom he dated for over four whole years in the year 2012, 6th November. The present couple is described as one of the avid outdoor enthusiasts, activists and philanthropist.
His net worth has been estimated to be about $80 million. About his worldwide box office collection, it amounts over 6 billion American Dollars and it is because he has appeared in each and every movies produced by Pixar. Tom Hanks, who is rated as number one actor has a worldwide box office collection of $8 billion.