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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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Known For

Toy Story
Toy Story Slinky Dog
(1995)
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2 Slinky Dog
(1999)
The Beverly Hillbillies
(1993)
Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Goes to Camp Ernest P. Worrell
(1987)

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Other Works:

: Special appearance for Six Flags as "Ernest" in Atlanta, Georgia. 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)
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Personal Quote:

[On making Ernest Scared Stupid] I loved it. As a kid, anything that gave me nightmares I had to watch. See more »

Trivia:

Among one of the companies he portrayed his beloved character, Earnest, was for the Kroger grocery store chain. These aired mainly in the marketing area of Tennessee, parts of Mississippi and Ohio where Kroger grocery store chains are predominate. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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