Actor John Ratzenberger has been in every Pixar movie to date, on the strength of handshake deals.
Here's a fascinating stat: according to USA Today, Ratzenberger is the No. 11 actor on the all-time box office earnings list, right after Bruce Willis. You see, not only has Ratzenberger been in all the Pixar movies, he was in two of the all-time box-office smashes, SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE (1978) and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Over the years Ratzenberger's movies have made more than $3 billion.
If you've never noticed him in TESB, watch the sequence on the ice planet Hoth carefully...
Ratzenberger, who hosted the cable series MADE IN AMERICA, supports an interesting organization, the Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Foundation, which encourages children -- the inventors of the future -- to "tinker," create, and build things.