Born: Los Angeles County, California, USA
Jerome E. Ranft (born November 23, 1966) is an American character sculptor for Pixar Animation Studios. He is the younger brother of deceased Pixar story artist Joe Ranft. Ranft joined Pixar in 1997 working as a character sculptor on Geri's Game (1997) and later on Pixar's second film A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Brave (2012). He stated in an interview that he does not fall in love with just one sculpture he made but all of them and that for the character of Sulley he created over 30 different sculptures. He also provided the voice of the character Gamma in Up (2009) and Dug's Special Mission, Red in Cars Toons: Tales from Radiator Springs and Cars 3, the Mover in Henry Selick's Coraline, as well as Jacques in Finding Dory (2016), the sequel to Finding Nemo (2003), in which his brother Joe voiced the same character. Before joining Pixar, Jerome served as a character sculptor for Disney's James and the Giant Peach (1996).
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