STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 438 this week

Jim Varney (I) (1949–2000)


James Albert Varney, Jr. was born in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nancy Louise (Howard) and James Albert Varney, Sr. He became interested in theater as a teenager, winning state titles in drama competitions while a student at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky. At age 15 he played Ebeneezer Scrooge in a local children's theater production of ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 people
created 24 Feb 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 46 people
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 23 people
created 28 Feb 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jim Varney's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (52 credits)
 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Video Game)
Cookie (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2 (Video Game)
Slinky Dog (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Slinky Dog (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the Muse of Dance (1998) ... (voice)
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Cooder
- Bart Carny (1998) ... Cooder (voice)
 1997 Annabelle's Wish (Video)
Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
 1996 Snowboard Academy (Video)
Rudy James
 1996 Toy Story Activity Center (Video Game)
Slinky Dog (voice)
 1995 Toy Story
Slinky Dog (voice)
 1995 The Expert
Snake
 1983 The Rousters (TV Movie)
Evan Earp
 1979 Third Annual Final Warning!! (TV Movie)
Various
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Milo Skinner
 1977 Riding High (TV Movie)
 1976 Johnny Cash and Friends (TV Series)
 1974 Pop! Goes the Country (TV Series)
Various Characters (1982-1983)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercials for Trauth Dairy products See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

James Albert Varney Jr. | James Albert Varney | James Varney | Jim Varnie

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Life's just a bus stop to somewhere infinitely better. See more »

Trivia:

Varney was very good friends with actor Blake Clark and Clark took over the role of "Slinky Dog" in Toy Story 3 (2010), after Varney's death. In an interview for "Toy Story 3", Clark described Varney as a very good and kind man and one of his bestest friends. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So, how many people thought he was still alive? Fasteddy1985
The Man iamcanio
I am related to him...NO KIDDING almbuggy
A new Ernest?????? anacrusis-1
The Two Funniest Moments In Film History... cmitchell138
Ernest The Pirate johnny_rebel_dixie_1861
Discuss Jim Varney on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page