Jim Varney, born June
15, 1949 in Kentucky (died in 2000), is probably best
known for his role as Ernest P. Worrel in movies like
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987). Varney started his
career back in the late 70's, and his 80's movie resume
included Spittin' Image (1982), Knowwhutimean? (1983),
Hey, Vern, It's My Family Album (1983), The Ernest Film
Festival (1986), Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom
Beam (1986), Hey, Vern, Win $10,000 (1987), Ernest Saves
Christmas (1988), and Fast Food (1989). Varney
also had some Ernest related made for TV appearances,
and performed in a couple of lesser known TV shows.
He made several more Ernest movies, many released
directly to video.