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John Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor who played Major Bren Derlin in The Empire Strikes Back. Soon after, his career exploded with his role as "Cliff Clavin" in Cheers and, later, in all of the Pixar animated movies.

Ratzenberger was thirty-two years old when he portrayed Derlin, spending about a week filming his scenes at Elstree Studios in a suburb north of London. Ratzenberger reprised his role as Derlin thirty-seven years later in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.


Star Wars-related work[]

Title Role Release date
Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Major Bren Derlin May 21, 1980
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures August 2, 2017

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