Joe Ranft (1960–2005)

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Joe Ranft was born on March 13, 1960 in Pasadena, California, USA as Joseph Henry Ranft. He was an actor and writer, known for Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999) and Cars (2006). He was married to Sue Barry Ranft. He died on August 16, 2005 in Mendocino County, California. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Toy Story Lenny the Binoculars
Toy Story 2 Wheezy the Penguin / Heimlich
Cars Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt
A Bug's Life Heimlich


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 2006 Cars
Red / Jerry Recycled Batteries / Peterbilt (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles
Additional Voices (voice)
 2003 Extreme Skate Adventure (Video Game)
Wheezy (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Jacques (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Jacques (voice)
 2002 Treasure Planet
Pirates (uncredited)
 2001 Monsters, Inc.
Ward (voice)
 2001 Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Video)
Moon Goon #1 (uncredited)
 2001 Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Video Game)
Moon Goon #1 (uncredited)
 2001 Monkeybone
Street Squash Rabbit (voice)
 2000 Cast Away
Ship Captain (uncredited)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Wheezy the Penguin / Heimlich (voice)
 1998/I A Bug's Life (Video Game)
Heimlich (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Heimlich (voice)
 1998 A Night at the Roxbury
Hottie Dancer (uncredited)
 1998 Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (Video)
Jack (uncredited)
 1998 Snake Eyes
English businessman (uncredited)
 1998 Mulan
Fa Lang (uncredited)
 1998 Deep Impact
Cop (uncredited)
 1996 Disney's Animated Storybook: Toy Story (Video Game)
Lenny (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Lenny the Binoculars (voice)
 1995 Congo
Gorilla (uncredited)
 1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas
Igor (voice, uncredited)
 1988 The Land Before Time
Spike (uncredited)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Goons (voice, uncredited)
 1987 The Brave Little Toaster
Elmo St. Peters (voice)
 1982 Luau (Short)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
Clown (uncredited)
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Corpse Bride (2005), Chicken Little (2005), Cars (2006), Open Season (2006), and Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) are all dedicated to his memory. See more »

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