Jim Varney Overview

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Born: June 15, 1949

A native to Lexington Kentucky, Jim Varney's interest in theatre began as a teenager, winning state titles in drama competitions while a student at Lafayette High School. From playing Scrooge in a local childrens theatre at the age of 15, he sprang into professional work in night clubs and coffee houses. He moved to Nashville to pursue his acting career, and with an advertising executive, began to use his signature character (Ernest P. Warrell) first appearing in commercials in 1980 and... See All

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