Bridgeport’s John Ratzenberger returns to hometown for Bijou event

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!

Scott Gargan