American Actor

Jim Varney

  • Jun 15, 1949 - Feb 10, 2000 (age 50)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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2001
Daddy and Them
MovieJun 6, 2001

Daddy and Them

Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a …
Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire
MovieJun 2, 2001

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson …
1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he's dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else?
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2000
Jim Varney
PersonalFebruary 2000

Jim Varney

Jim Varney passed away.
1999
Toy Story 2
MovieNov 13, 1999

Toy Story 2

In "Toy Story 2," the fun and adventure continues when …
In "Toy Story 2," the fun and adventure continues when Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody who unbeknownst to himself is a highly valued collectable. It's now up to Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy's room - Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm - to spring into action and save their pal from winding up as a museum piece. There's plenty of excitement and fun as the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get home before Andy does.
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Treehouse Hostage
MovieSep 24, 1999

Treehouse Hostage

Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture …
Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then find that Carl is mixed up in a counterfeiting ring that could spell trouble for them too.
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Existo
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MovieJun 19, 1999

Existo

In a post-critical thought dumbed down world, art and theatre …
In a post-critical thought dumbed down world, art and theatre is outlawed. Only the bravest most rebellious artists remain. With this comes the underworld art-scene, not unlike the alcohol prohibition years of America; and like then some politicians and elites are underground art seekers in the speakeasy art scene. There are also the boldest of the bold artist that take their art to the surface with public art bombs. These art bombs are met with the full force of law for fear of free thought breaking out and the darkness of democracy returning to the world.
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1998
Hercules
TV ShowAug 31, 1998

Hercules

Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series is an American …
Disney's Hercules: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the 1997 film of the same name and the Greek myth. The series premiered in syndication on August 31, 1998, and on ABC through its Disney's One Saturday Morning block on September 12, 1998. The syndicated run lasted 52 episodes, while the ABC run lasted 13 episodes.
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3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
MovieApr 10, 1998

3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain

Three young boys, Rocky, …
Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ...
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Ernest in the Army
MovieFeb 24, 1998

Ernest in the Army

Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he …
Ernest P. Worrell is now in the military as a soldier. Once he begins, him and his team investigates a dictator who was responsible for the wars in the nearly village. Suddenly, Ernest finds a lost boy and has to keep him safe until his father recovers.
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1997
Snowboard Academy
MovieOct 28, 1997

Snowboard Academy

Snowboard Academy is a wacky American comedy film. The …
Snowboard Academy is a wacky American comedy film. The film centers around Chris Barry, the son of a ski-resort. He and his friends prefer snowboarding over skiing. Chris' older brother does not appreciate their love for snowboarding and challenges Chris to take his rag tag snowboarding friends and turn them into winners of the race in just a few short weeks.
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Annabelle's Wish
MovieOct 21, 1997

Annabelle's Wish

Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 American direct-to-video …
Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 American direct-to-video animated Christmas film that revolves around a young calf who aspires to learn to fly and become one of Santa Claus' reindeer. It is narrated by American country singer Randy Travis and stars veteran voice actress Kath Soucie. Hallmark Home Entertainment released the film to video on October 21, 1997, followed by a television broadcast later that year on Fox.
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The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)
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TV ShowSep 28, 1997

The Wonderful World of Disney (1997)

The Wonderful World of …
The Wonderful World of Disney finally returned in September of 1997 - bringing an entirely new batch of Disney family films. In the traditions of the old classics, Disney is trying to recreate the feel good image. Hosted again by Michael Eisner, this series has featured everything from true life stories to revamped musicals - occasionally gaining ABC some of its highest ratings in recent years. The one flaw - it is not on every week - being preempted for sports, theatrical movies and even some non-Disney films, although some non-Disney movies are now starting to air under the T.W.W.O.D. banner. Many of the movies are simulcast in HDTV. With this series, Disney revamped its home movie industry and a lot of these titles became available for purchase on VHS and/or DVD. The series has been on the air since 1954. Disneyland is the original name of The Wonderful World Of Disney.
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100 Proof
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MovieSep 26, 1997

100 Proof

Filmed in Kentucky and drawing on the true story of a Lexington …
Filmed in Kentucky and drawing on the true story of a Lexington killing spree by LaFonda Fay Foster and Tina Hickey Powell, 100 Proof is a disturbingly authentic drama that portrays what ...
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Ernest Goes to Africa
MovieJul 27, 1997

Ernest Goes to Africa

Ernest Goes to Africa is a …
Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 American direct to video comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III. It stars Jim Varney, and is the ninth film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell. In this film, Deacon County, Ohio resident Ernest unknowingly comes into the possession of some stolen jewels and is kidnapped and brought to Africa where he must rescue the woman he loves. The film was shot entirely in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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1995
Toy Story
MovieNov 19, 1995

Toy Story

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when …
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
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Slam Dunk Ernest
MovieJun 20, 1995

Slam Dunk Ernest

Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel …
Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.
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The Expert
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MovieApr 6, 1995

The Expert

Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic …
Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a mental facility. Here, he will interact with other model prisoners and give talks at schools while he is being treated. The only problem is that Johnny, being a ex-special forces trainer, is coming to the prison to seek his own justice and that does not include rehabilitation.
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1994
Ernest Goes to School
MovieMay 6, 1994

Ernest Goes to School

Jim Varney's recurring dim …
Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma.
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Duckman
TV ShowMar 5, 1994

Duckman

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (commonly known as …
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (commonly known as Duckman) is an American adult animated sitcom that aired on the USA Network from March 5, 1994, through September 6, 1997. It was created and developed by Everett Peck. The sitcom is based on characters created by Peck in his 1990 one-shot comic book published by Dark Horse Comics. Anivision and its parent Sunwoo Entertainment animated the series and was produced by Klasky Csupo and Reno & Osborn Productions for Paramount Television. It marks Klasky Csupo's second adult-oriented television series after the first three seasons of The Simpsons on the Fox Broadcasting Company.
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1993
Ernest Rides Again
MovieNov 12, 1993

Ernest Rides Again

Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth …
Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.
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The Beverly Hillbillies
MovieOct 15, 1993

The Beverly Hillbillies

A feature adaptation of the …
A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.
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Wilder Napalm
MovieAug 20, 1993

Wilder Napalm

Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since …
Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very differently. Wilder has become a regular 9-5 workaday joe but Wallace performs his feats with a traveling circus. When the circus comes to Wilder's home town Wallace starts coming on strong to Wilder's wife, Vida who, ironically, is a slight pyromaniac.
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1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
TV ShowMay 25, 1992

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay …
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.
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1991
Ernest Scared Stupid
MovieOct 11, 1991

Ernest Scared Stupid

Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to …
Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.
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1990
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special
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MovieJul 1, 1990

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special

Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special released.
Ernest Goes to Jail
MovieApr 6, 1990

Ernest Goes to Jail

The laughs start when a crooked lawyer discovers that Ernest …
The laughs start when a crooked lawyer discovers that Ernest is a dead ringer for his crime-boss client - and before you can say "Framed!" -- the switch is on.
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1989
The Simpsons
TV ShowDec 17, 1989

The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by …
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of working-class life, epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture and society, television, and the human condition.
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Fast Food
MovieApr 28, 1989

Fast Food

What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret …
What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?
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Outstanding Performer In A Children’S Series
Award1989

Outstanding Performer In A Children’S S…

Won award for "Hey Vern, It's Ernest!".
Daytime Emmy Award
Outstanding Performer In A Children’S Series
Nomination1989

Outstanding Performer In A Children’S S…

Nominated for "Hey Vern, It's Ernest!".
Daytime Emmy Award
1988
Ernest Saves Christmas
MovieNov 11, 1988

Ernest Saves Christmas

An obnoxious and bumbling …
An obnoxious and bumbling but well-meaning man attempts to help Santa Claus find a successor. Failure wouild mean that there would be no Christmas.
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Roseanne
TV ShowOct 18, 1988

Roseanne

Roseanne is an American sitcom television series starring …
Roseanne is an American sitcom television series starring Roseanne Barr and revolving around the fictional Conner family. It aired on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997, and again from March 27, 2018, to May 22, 2018. Lauded for its realistic portrayal of a working-class American family, the series reached No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings from 1989 to 1990.
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Hey Vern, It's Ernest!
TV ShowSep 17, 1988

Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Hey Vern, It's Ernest! is an …
Hey Vern, It's Ernest! is an American children's television program. It aired on Saturday mornings on CBS for one season in 1988. Each episode involved short sketches on a certain theme or scenario, featuring Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney), his unseen friend Vern, and various others. The filming locations were in Nashville, Tennessee and Burbank, California. It was a production of Ernest creator John Cherry's production company, The Emshell Producers' Group, in association with CBS, and was co-produced with DIC Enterprises. The series was later rerun on The Family Channel in the early 1990s.
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Jane Varney
Marriage1988

Jane Varney

Married Jane Varney.
1987
Ernest Goes to Camp
MovieMay 22, 1987

Ernest Goes to Camp

Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp …
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.
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Worst New Star
Nomination1987

Worst New Star

Nominated for "Ernest Goes to Camp".
Golden Raspberry Award
1985
Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam
MovieJul 19, 1985

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam

Jim Varney stars both Ernest …
Jim Varney stars both Ernest P. Worrell and Dr. Otto, a mad scientist with a hand growing out of hid s head. He wants to destroy the world with his gloom beam.
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1983
The Rousters
TV ShowOct 1, 1983

The Rousters

The Rousters is an American adventure drama television …
The Rousters is an American adventure drama television series about a group of modern-day bounty hunters who are descendants of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. It aired on NBC from October 1, 1983 until July 21, 1984. Despite advertising claims that this series would "sink The Love Boat" in the ratings, it was canceled in mid-season after only 6 of its 13 episodes had aired, with the remaining shows being burned off during the summer of 1984.
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The Rousters
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MovieOct 1, 1983

The Rousters

This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. …
This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who ...
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Live with Kelly and Ryan
TV ShowApr 4, 1983

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan (or …
Live with Kelly and Ryan (or simply Live) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive produced by Michael Gelman, the Live with... show formula has aired under various hosts since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. As of 2016, it is produced by WABC.
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1980
Pink Lady
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TV ShowMar 1, 1980

Pink Lady

Pink Lady is an American variety show that aired for five …
Pink Lady is an American variety show that aired for five weeks on NBC in 1980, starring the Japanese musical duo of the same name. The show also is referred to by the title Pink Lady and Jeff, which refers to co-star Jeff Altman. The show was riddled with complications, including the dispute over the name: agents for the starring parties were never able to settle on one, and the show was advertised both ways during its run. Other difficulties included scriptwriting disagreements, guest star booking mishaps, taping and touring conflicts, and the fact that Mie and Kei, the members of Pink Lady, did not understand English.
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1979
Third Annual Final Warning!!
MovieMay 24, 1979

Third Annual Final Warning!!

Third Annual Final Warning!! released.
1978
America 2-Night
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TV ShowApr 10, 1978

America 2-Night

America 2-Night is the continuation of the talk-show parody …
America 2-Night is the continuation of the talk-show parody series Fernwood 2 Night, broadcast weeknights from April to July 1978. As on Fernwood, Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) was the host and Fred Willard appeared as sidekick/announcer Jerry Hubbard. Frank De Vol also returned as bandleader Happy Kyne.
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1977
Fernwood 2 Night
TV ShowJul 4, 1977

Fernwood 2 Night

Fernwood 2 Night (or Fernwood Tonight) is a comedic …
Fernwood 2 Night (or Fernwood Tonight) is a comedic television program that was broadcast weeknights from July 1977 to September 1977. It was created by Norman Lear and produced by Alan Thicke as a spin-off/summer replacement from Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. It was a parody talk show, hosted by Barth Gimble (Martin Mull) and sidekick/announcer Jerry Hubbard (Fred Willard), complete with a stage band, "Happy Kyne and the Mirthmakers" (featuring Frank De Vol as the dour "Happy" Kyne, and Tommy Tedesco as one of the guitarists). Barth was purportedly the twin brother of Garth Gimble from Mary Hartman.
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Jacqueline Drew
MarriageJune 1977

Jacqueline Drew

Married Jacqueline Drew.
1976
Alice
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TV ShowAug 31, 1976

Alice

Alice is an American sitcom television series that aired on …
Alice is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from August 31, 1976, to March 19, 1985. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner, where Alice is employed.
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1969
Hee Haw
TV ShowJun 15, 1969

Hee Haw

Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring …
Hee Haw is an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with the fictional rural "Kornfield Kounty" as the backdrop. It aired first-run on CBS from 1969 to 1971, in syndication from 1971 to 1993, and on TNN from 1996 to 1997. Reruns of the series currently run on RFD-TV (which began in 2008) and Circle (which began in 2020).
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1959
Operation Petticoat
MovieDec 3, 1959

Operation Petticoat

A submarine newly commissioned is damaged in the opening …
A submarine newly commissioned is damaged in the opening days of WW II. A captain, looking for a command insists he can get it to a dockyard and captain it. Going slowly to this site, they find a stranded group of Army nurses and must take them aboard. How bad can it get? Trying to get a primer coat on the sub, they have to mix white and red in order to have enough. When forced to flee the dock during an air attack, they find themselves with the world's only Pink submarine, still with 5 women in the tight quarters of a submarine.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1949
Jim Varney
BirthJune 1949

Jim Varney

Jim Varney was born.
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