John is rated as the 6th most successful actor of all time. This is measured by a total box office of over $3,000,000,000. That’s pretty impressive, especially for someone who’s not considered a “leading man.”
When Inside Out was released, I of course was wanting to see which character he would take on in this film. I already knew who the big roles for the film were being performed by, so I kept my ears opened while watching waiting to see.
Eventually I saw the character, he voiced Fritz in the film. Fritz is the “worker” who installs the upgraded console in headquarters when Riley turns 12.
In case you were curious to know what other Pixar characters John has voiced, here is the list:
Toy Story, Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3 = Hamm the Piggy Bank
A Bug’s Life = P.T. Flea, the Circus Ring Leader
Monsters, Inc. = The Abominable Snowman
Finding Nemo = School of Moonfish
The Incredibles = The Underminer
Cars and Cars 2 = Mack the Truck
Ratatouille = Mustafa the Waiter
Wall-E = John
Up = Tom the construction Worker
Brave = Gordon
Monsters University = Monsters, Inc. Employee
Inside Out = Fritz
In addition to all his films, he has also been in the “shorts” based on the films and their video games. John had the opportunity to make fun of his Pixar characters and tenure of playing them during the end credits of Cars. Mack is watching car-themed versions of different Pixar movies (“Toy Car Story”, “Monsters Trucks, Inc.” and “A Bug’s Life”) and Mack says that all the characters played by Ratzenberger were excellent. Mack then realizes that they’re the same actor, and then he says, “They’re just using the same actor over and over. What kind of cut-rate production is this?”
The next Pixar film due out is “The Good DInosaur”, I will be waiting to watch and see what character he will voice Although he will probably not go down in history as one of the greatest actors of all time, in the eyes of Disney/Pixar fans, he will always be an actor that holds a special place in our hearts. Maybe one day John will be inducted as a Disney Legend, due to the fact he has contributed in a large way to the Pixar success. Until the next film, we’ll be waiting to hear what character shares his iconic voice in the future!
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