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Emmy-nominated actor to present commencement speech at Penn State-Lehigh Valley

Published On: Feb 12 2014 11:50:30 AM EST
John Ratzenberger

Penn State's Lehigh Vally campus will feature a well-known actor at its 2014 commencement ceremony.

John Ratzenberger, best known for his portrayal of 'Cliff Claven' on the sitcom Cheers, will be the speaker at commencement, scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 10 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

If you've seen any of Pixar's feature films, you'll recognize Ratzenberger's voice.

His roles include "Hamm" the Piggy Bank in "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," and "Toy Story 3;" "P.T. Flea" the circus ring leader in "A Bug's Life;" "The Abominable Snowman" in "Monsters, Inc.;" a school of moonfish in "Finding Nemo;" "The Underminer" in "The Incredibles;" "Mack" the truck in "Cars" and "Cars 2;" "Mustafa" the waiter in "Ratatouille;" "John" in "WALL-E;" "Tom" the construction worker in "Up;" and "Gordon" in "Brave."

Ratzenberger also produced and hosted "Made in America," a show for the Travel Channel.