Jim Varney Biography

Jim Varney, Actor
Born asJames Albert Varney Jr.
SpouseJane Varney (1980–2000)
BornJune 15, 1949
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
DiedFebruary 10, 2000
White House, Tennessee, USA
CauseLung cancer
Aged50 years
Jim Varney, birthed James Albert Varney Jr. on June 15, 1949, in Lexington, Kentucky, was a talented American actor, comedian, and also author best recognized for his renowned representation of the personality Ernest P. Worrell. Varney's heart-warming smile, warm personality, as well as durability in seeking his calling made him an unique location in the hearts of several in the show business as well as among his legion of followers.

Growing up in River Plantation, near Nashville, Tennessee, Varney found his passion for the executing arts at an early age. With his dad's support, he participated in movie theater as well as choir during his high school years. In 1967, Varney began his specialist acting occupation by signing up with the Actors Studio's summer stock firm, The Barter Theatre. He also studied at the renowned Actor's Studio in New York under popular acting trainers, consisting of the fabulous Lee Strasberg.

Varney's early 1980s performances in the Hey, Vern It's My Family Album series captured the focus of filmmaker John Cherry, that released the Ernest P. Worrell character. Varney then promoted the adorable and unusual character of Ernest with a collection of television commercials marketing different product or services, starting with the now-classic ads for Southern Dairy. The Ernest sensation rapidly expanded right into syndicated tv programs and an effective collection of feature films, including Ernest Goes to Camp (1987), Ernest Saves Christmas (1988), and also Ernest Goes to Jail (1990). Varney got the 1988 Daytime Emmy Award for his leading function in the well-known youngsters's television collection Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Jim Varney was not just understood for his comedic abilities as Ernest but likewise showcased his voice talent as a voice actor. He provided his voice to the personality Slinky Dog in the initial two installations of the computer animated hit franchise business Toy Story (1995 and also 1999), in addition to other animated movies and programs.

In spite of experiencing individual struggles, including stopped working marital relationships and also substance abuse problems, Varney was determined and continued to captivate target markets with his work. He was a very private individual, not permitting his personal life to control his public persona.

Unfortunately, Varney's life was cut short when he caught lung cancer at the age of 50 on February 10, 2000. He valiantly battled versus the illness as well as continued working throughout his fight, even completing his last film, Daddy as well as Them (2001), which was launched posthumously.

Throughout his occupation, Jim Varney made genuine links with those within the entertainment industry, consisting of the similarity Bill Byrge, Gailard Sartain, and other members of the Ernest ensemble. He additionally inspired numerous hopeful stars and comics to pursue their desires, for life leaving a mark on Hollywood with his unforgettable Ernest P. Worrell character.

Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Jim.

Related authors: Ice T (Musician), Lee Strasberg (Director)

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3 Famous quotes by Jim Varney

Small: I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if youre in Nashville. Its part of the lease.
"I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time"
Small: Id like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic
"I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic"
Small: I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, its lonely work. You die, you die alone
"I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time"