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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 »

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Toy Story
Toy Story Slinky Dog
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The Beverly Hillbillies
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Ernest Goes to Camp Ernest P. Worrell


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TV commercials: Convenient Food Mart, early 1980s See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic. See more »


Was a fan of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). In fact, it was said to be his family's favorite show. See more »


Known for his character Ernest P. Worrell. See more »

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