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Jim Varney (James Albert Varney Jr.)

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Biography

Lexington, Kentucky, USA
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 "A Christmas Carol", and by 17 was performing professionally in nightclubs and coffee houses. He chose Nashville rather than New York or Los Angeles as a place to pursue his acting career and, with advertising executive John R. Cherry III, turned "Ernest P. Read more...

Actor

Character: Jebidiah Allardyce 'Cookie' Farnsworth

Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001

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Character: Marcel Horowitz

Existo 1999

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Character: Ernest P. Worrel / Hey You, the Hindu / Auntie Nelda / African Woman dancer

Ernest Goes to Africa 1997

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Character: Rae's Father

100 Proof 1997

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Character: The Old Mariner

Blood, Friends and Money 1997

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Character: Himself

XXX's & OOO's 1994

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Character: Ernest / Phineas Worrell

Ernest Scared Stupid 1991

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief IV 1991

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Character: Ernest P. Worrell / Mr. Felix Nash / Auntie Nelda

Ernest Goes to Jail 1990

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Character: Wrangler Bob Bundy

Fast Food 1989

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Character: Dr. Otto / Rudd Hardtact / Laughin' Jack / Guy Dandy / Auntie Nelda / Ernest P. Worrell

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam 1986

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Character: Pvt. Ernest P. Worrell / Army Captain / Arab on Quicksand

Ernest in the Army 1998

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Character: Hazel Montgomery

Daddy and Them 2001

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Character: Rudy James

Snowboard Academy 1996

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Character: Mr. Gus Holder

Annabelle's Wish 1997

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Character: Virgil Simms

America 2-Night 1978

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Character: Milo Skinner

Alice 1976

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Character: Himself

Hee Haw 1969

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Character: Himself

The Home Show 1988

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief III 1989

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Character: Aster Clement

Your World as I See It Parody 0

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Character: Ernest P Worrell

Last Day of Skool 0

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Character: Ernest P Worrell

The Art of Fishing!!! 0

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Character: Ernest P Worrell

WIN $10000!!! 0

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Character: Ernest / Phineas Worrell

Ernest Scared Stupid 0

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Writing

Character: Dr. Otto / Rudd Hardtact / Laughin' Jack / Guy Dandy / Auntie Nelda / Ernest P. Worrell

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam 1986

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