Jim Varney

Jim Varney
1949 - 2000
Jim Varney  American Actor

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Jim Varney was previously married to Jane Varney.


American Actor Jim Varney was born James Albert Varney Jr. on 15th June, 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA and passed away on 10th Feb 2000 Whitehouse, Tennessee, USA aged 50. He is most remembered for Ernest Goes to Camp. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Jim Varney was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Lea Thompson in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and Laurie Metcalf in Roseanne (1988).

Jim Varney is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American voice actors.


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First Name Jim
Last Name Varney
Full Name at Birth James Albert Varney Jr.
Age 50 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th June, 1949
Birthplace Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Died 10th February, 2000
Place of Death Whitehouse, Tennessee, USA
Cause of Death Lung cancer
Buried Lexington Cemetery Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Ernest Goes to Camp
Year(s) Active 1976–2000, 1964–2000

James Albert Varney Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his broadly comedic role as Ernest P. Worrell, appearing in numerous television commercial advertising campaigns and films and for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award. He played Jed Clampett in a film adaptation of The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and performed the voice of Slinky Dog in Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999). He died of lung cancer at the age of 50 in 2000.

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001Cookie (voice)Movie
Daddy and Them2001Hazel MontgomeryMovie
Existo1999Marcel HorowitzMovie
Toy Story 21999Slinky Dog (voice)Movie
Treehouse Hostage1999Carl BanksMovie
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain1998Lothar ZoggMovie
Ernest in the Army1998Arab on Quicksand, Army Captain, Pvt. Ernest P. WorrellMovie
Hercules1998EphialtesTV Show
100 Proof1997Rae's FatherMovie
Viva Variety1997GuestTV Show
Blood, Friends and Money1997The Old MarinerMovie
The Expert1995SnakeMovie
Toy Story1995Slinky Dog (voice)Movie
Ernest Goes to School1994ErnestMovie
Your World as I See It1994Aster Clement, Baby Ernest, Ernest P. WorrellShort Film
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994Walt EvergreenTV Show
Ernest Rides Again1993ErnestMovie
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Jed ClampettMovie
Wilder Napalm1993RexMovie
Ernest Scared Stupid1991ErnestMovie
Ernest Goes to Jail1990Aunt Nelda, Ernest P. Worrell, Mr. NashMovie
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990ErnestTV Movie
Fast Food1989Wrangler Bob BundyMovie
Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain1989ErnestTV Movie
The Simpsons1989CooderTV Show
Ernest Saves Christmas1988Ernest P. WorrellMovie
Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!1988Auntie Nelda, Baby Ernest, Ernest P. WorrellTV Show
Roseanne1988Prince CarlosTV Show
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Ernest P. WorrellMovie
Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam1986Dr. Otto, Laughin' Jack, Rudd HardtactMovie
The Rousters1983Evan EarpTV Show
Spittin' Image1982SheriffMovie
Pink Lady1980Various CharactersTV Show
America 2-Night1978Virgil SimmsTV Show
Fernwood Tonight1977Virgil SimmsTV Show
Operation Petticoat1977Doom & Gloom Broom, Seaman 'Doom & Gloom' BroomTV Show
Riding High1977TV Movie
Alice1976Milo SkinnerTV Show
Johnny Cash and Friends1976TV Show
Pop! Goes the Country1974Various Characters (1982-1983)TV Show
The Magical World of Disney1954Ernest P. Worrell, Ernest's FatherTV Show
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jimmieJul 21, 2009

this guy is really funny

nessal95nessal95Apr 2, 2009

u were such a great actor missu jim. RIP JIM =(

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