We've been hearing a lot more from John Ratzenberger since the days when he played Cliff Claven from Cheers. The veteran actor's lent his voice to several blockbuster Pixar animated features, and if you add up the box office receipts for all the movies he's been in, he's the sixth most successful actor of all time. More recently, he's lent his voice to political causes, speaking out against Obamacare, supporting Scott Brown in Massachusetts and, now, supporting Jeff Gorell for Assembly with a fundraising appearance in Camarillo on April 30th.
"Through his foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, and his work on the show Made in America, John has dedicated much time to inspiring young people to work with their hands and to celebrate everyday heroes who design, manufacture and fix the things that afford us the quality of life we enjoy in America," said Gorell in a statement. "My efforts in California education policy will, in part, be to similarly inspire middle and high school students to learn the art and benefit of vocational work by reincorporating career technical education courses in public schools. It's an honor to have John's support!"
Ratzenberger may harbor political aspirations of his own; he's rumored to be interested in running for Senate in Connecticut in 2012.