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Varney, Jim

Born: 1949 AD
Died: 2000 AD

1949 – James Albert Varney, Jr. or Jim Varney, born on the 15th of June in Lexington, Kentucky, where he grew up.


1964 – At age 15 he played Ebeneezer Scrooge in a local children’s theater production of "A Christmas Carol".



1966 – By 17 years old, he was performing professionally in nightclubs and coffee houses.



1986 – Graduated at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky.



1987 – He worked in TV and film for more than a decade before his famous alter-ego hit the big screen in Ernest Goes to Camp.



2000 – He died of lung cancer on the 10th of February at 4:45 a.m. at a Nashville area hospital as the movie Ernest the Pirate neared completion and when Atlantis: The Lost Empire was still in production.



He did voice work in both Toy Story Movies