John Ratzenberger

Ratzenberger in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: John Dezso Ratzenberger

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1947

*father – Hungarian, possibly some Austrian
*mother – Polish

John Ratzenberger is an American actor, voice actor, director, producer, writer, and entrepreneur.

John is the son of Bertha Veronica (Grochowski) and Dezso Alexander Ratzenberger. He is married to Julie Blichfeldt. He has two children with his former wife Georgia Stiny.

John’s paternal grandfather was named Dezso/Alfred S. Ratzenberger. Dezso was born in Hungary.

John’s paternal grandmother was Elizabeth V. Toth (the daughter of Michael Toth and Anna Brodnar). Elizabeth was born in New Jersey, to parents from Hungary.

John’s maternal grandparents were named Casimir Grochowski and Bronislawa Salomin.

Sources: Genealogy of John Ratzenberger (focusing on his father’s side) –

John’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of John’s father –

Obituary of John’s mother –

4 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    I would put his father as just Hungarian, since no Austrian ancestry is confirmed.

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