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Jim Varney (1949–2000)


Jim Varney 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 "A Christmas Carol", and by 17 was performing professionally in nightclubs and coffee houses. He chose ... See full bio »

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Guest on "Live on Five". 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:

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

Trivia:

The character of Ernest was actually introduced in a commercial for Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy voice. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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