Apr. 6th, 1947
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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John started Sal's Meat Market in Bridgeport, Connecticut, while a student at Sacred Heart University, located in Fairfield/Bridgeport, Connecticut. He was later affiliated with the ensemble group "The Downtown Cabaret." Coincidentally, he was a friend of Susan Ryan, the mother of Meg Ryan (I). A mutual friend, also associated with The Downtown Cabaret, was the daughter-in-law of actress Mabel Albertson, the sister of actor Jack Albertson.
- Has two children named James John b. 1987 and Nina Katherine b. 1989.
- Co-wrote two British TV plays and directed several episodes of _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv).
- Active in the pro-ecological movement, he was owner and operator of Eco-Pak, a conservation-conscious packaging company.
- He does not, as believed, play the bagpipes but in fact plays snare drum for a pipe band called "Gold Coast Pipe Band" in which he was a founding member.
- Was buried alive up to his neck in _Motel Hell (1980)_ (qv), same as his _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv) co-star 'Ted Danson' (qv) was in _Creepshow (1982)_ (qv).
- The trading card for his _Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)_ (qv) character, Bren Derlin, says that "At the Mos Eisley Cantina, everybody knows his name." Derlin is never seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina. This is an inside joke about his character Cliff Clavin the mailman, who frequents Cheers, "where everybody knows your name".
- Spent his early years in London where he was once an assistant to a tree surgeon.
- The only person to voice a character in all of Pixar Animation's feature films: as Hamm in _Toy Story (1995)_ (qv); PT Flea in _A Bug's Life (1998)_ (qv); Hamm again in _Toy Story 2 (1999)_ (qv); the Abonimable Snowman in _Monsters, Inc. (2001)_ (qv); Fish School in _Finding Nemo (2003)_ (qv); Underminer in _The Incredibles (2004)_ (qv); Mack in _Cars (2006)_ (qv), Mustafa in _Ratatouille (2007)_ (qv), and John in _WALL·E (2008)_ (qv) and it has been confirmed that he will appear in both _Up (2009)_ (qv) and _Toy Story 3 (2010)_ (qv).