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Jim Valvano (1946–1993)

Jim Valvano was born on March 10, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for ESPN: NCAA Basketball (1979), ABC Sports: World League (1991) and The Cosby Show (1984). He was married to Pam Valvano. He died on April 28, 1993 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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 1992 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
John Velarde
- The Getaway (1992) ... John Velarde
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 1991 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
- Episode dated 12 December 1991 (1991) ... Himself
 1991 ABC Sports: World League (TV Series)
Himself - Sideline Reporter
 1979 ESPN: NCAA Basketball (TV Series)
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 2011-2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 July 2015 (2015) ... Himself
- Episode dated 16 July 2014 (2014) ... Himself
- Episode dated 17 July 2013 (2013) ... Himself
- Episode dated 11 July 2012 (2012) ... Himself (as Jimmy Valvano)
- Episode dated 13 July 2011 (2011) ... Himself (as Jimmy Valvano)
 2013 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary)
- Survive and Advance (2013) ... Himself
 2004 ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Series documentary)
 2003 The Award Show Awards Show (TV Special documentary)
 1996 Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Valvano

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Personal Quote:

Cancer can take away all my physical ability. It cannot touch my mind; it cannot touch my heart; and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever.


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