Joe "J.J." Ranft is a large, purple monster with huge fists and three eyes who works at Monsters, Incorporated as a scarer (and later comedian). But in his scare card, it was revealed that he formerly worked at Fear Co.
- He is named after the late Joe Ranft.
- According to his scare card, he works with his cousin and brother. Working with his brother may be a reference to Pixar employee Jerome Ranft, whose brother, the late Joe Ranft, is who he was named after.
- He is the third scarer on the leaderboard.