is replacing Sopranos
star Vincent Pastore
on Dancing With the Stars
, according to press reports. Ratzenberger played mailman Cliff Claven on Cheers
and is also known as the host of “Made In America” on the Travel Channel.
ABC reports that Ratzenberger, 59, previously turned down an offer to join the show due to previous commitments.
Pastore, 60, claims the strenuous nature of the competition was overwhelming and he was unable to appear on the series' upcoming fourth season.
“Dancing With The Stars” returns March 19 and will also include Billy Ray Cyrus
, Joey Fatone
and Paul McCartney’s
estranged wife Heather Mills