Jim Varney

Jim Varney

actor, writer, soundtrack

Jim Varney was born on Jun 15, 1949 in USA. Jim Varney's big-screen debut came with Fernwood Tonight - Season 1 directed by Tony Csiki in 1977, strarring Virgil Simms. Jim Varney is known for Toy Story 2 directed by John Lasseter, Tom Hanks stars as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear. Jim Varney has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Jim Varney achieved is Daytime Emmy Awards. The upcoming new movie Jim Varney plays is Daddy and Them which will be released on Jun 14, 2002.

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. Worrell" into a cash cow, making commercials for clients ranging from soft drinks to food stores and, eventually, Disney. Even though Ernest's catchphrase "KnowhutImean?" became a national craze almost immediately, Jim worked in TV and film for more than a decade before his famous alter-ego hit the big screen in Ernest Goes to Camp (1987).

  • Birthday

    Jun 15, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
Winner - Daytime Emmy

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows