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Black Rock native John Ratzenberger and his wife Julie take part in a live broadcast of the Modern Problems Radio Show at the Fire Engine Pizza Company restaurant on Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday December 6, 2012.
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Actor John Ratzenberger attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Black Rock native John Ratzenberger and his wife Julie, at left, take part in a live broadcast of the Modern Problems Radio Show at the Fire Engine Pizza Company restaurant on Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday December 6, 2012. Interviewing Ratzenberger at right is host Davey Love.
John Ratzenberger, who starred as Cliff on the long-running NBC sitcom, Cheers, supports the idea of a cast reunion.
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Bridgeport native John Ratzenberger, center, laughs with his fellow actors during a break in production for the short film "Local Commercial" as part of the Connecticut Film Industry Program at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.
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7/1/2007 - Honorary Grand Marshall John Ratzenberger, right, and his daughter, Nina, left, wave to the crowd along Capitol Avenue in Bridgeport during the Barnum Festival's Street Parade Sunday.
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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, left, and actor John Ratzenberger, right, speak with supporters prior to the start of the Spirit of Waterbury parade in Waterbury, Conn., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO McMahon is battling Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal for the senate seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Chris Dodd. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
In past interviews, John Ratzenberger has credited the hard-working spirit of his city for writing his script for success.
“There’s a Bridgeport mentality,” Ratzenberger told Modern Problems Radio in 2012. “It’s a unique place to grow up in. You have Stratford and Fairfield on both sides, Trumbull to the north, a deep-water port and Interstate 95. But still, there is plywood on storefronts. It’s nuts.”
Though he spends most of his time in Los Angeles, the 66-year-old “Cheers” star and Pixar mainstay always makes time to visit the city that made him.
He’ll be in the Park City for an appearance at the Bijou Theatre on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for general seating and $60 for a general seating and a meet and greet.
Ratzenberger, who portrayed know-it-all postman Cliff Clavin on “Cheers,” recently threw his support behind the idea of reuniting the cast of the long-running NBC comedy series. Hopefully, the actor will use his time at the Bijou to elaborate on the prospect of the gang getting back together.
Here’s more about Ratzenberger and the event via the Bijou Theatre website:
Please join us for this very special evening featuring the man we all know and love, John Ratzenberger! Ratzenberger is an American actor, voice actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his role as Cliff Clavin in Cheers. Ratzenberger’s work for Pixar, as well as his parts in Superman and The Empire Strikes Back, makes him the 6th most successful actor of all time, as measured by a total box office of over $3,000,000,000. Ratzenberger was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He attended St. Ann’s School in Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and worked with the Downtown Cabaret Theatre! Don’t miss your chance to see the legend, up close and personal!