Jim Varney Actor

Jim varney

James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, writer, voice artist, and comedian, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies in the following years, giving Varney fame worldwide and playing Jed Clampett in the 1993 movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies. Varney was born James Albert Varney, Jr., the fourth child and only son of Louise (née Howard; January 14, 1913 – August 22, 1994) and James Albert Varney, Sr. (January 1, 1910 – January 11, 1985), on June 15, 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky, where he grew up. As a child, Varney displayed the ability to memorize long poems and significant portions of material from books, which he used to entertain family and friends. When Varney was a boy, his mother would put the black and white TV on cartoons for him to watch. His mother discovered that Varney quickly began to imitate the cartoon characters, so she started him in children’s theater when he was 8 years old.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 15th, 1949
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 10th, 2000 at age of 50
Place of death
White House
Cause of death
Lung cancer
Religion
Christianity
Places lived
Lexington , Kentucky
pop. 308,428 (2013)
Nashville , Tennessee
pop. 609,644 (2011)

Family

Parents
Spouses

Education

1. Murray State University Colleges/University

Murray State University, located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, is a four-year public university with more than 10,600 students. The school is Kentucky’s only public university to be listed in the U.S.News & World Report regional university top tier for the past 20 consecutive years (non-doctoral degree granting universities). In addition to the main campus, Murray State University operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.

Type Public university
Endowment
2012. 59.3 mil. $
2010. 50.9 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1922
Headquarters
218 Wells Hall, 42071 - Murray, Kentucky
Undergraduates
2013. 9,172
2010. 8,425
2009. 8,170
Postgraduates
2013. 1,771
2010. 1,987
Acceptance rate
2013. 82.0 %
2010. 81.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 7.04 K $
2011. 6.58 K $
2010. 6.26 K $
2009. 5.98 K $
2008. 5.75 K $
Official web page www.murraystate.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Murray State University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1963., Actor
b. 1981., Actor
b. 1954., Illustrator
b. 1946., Basketball Center
b. 1954., Baseball Second baseman
b. 1948., Athlete
b. 1947., Novelist
b. 1954., U.S. Congressperson

2. Lafayette High School School

- 1968

Lafayette Senior High School (LHS) is a public high school located in Lexington, Kentucky's Picadome neighborhood. The school is one of five high schools in the Fayette County Public Schools district. It is among the largest high schools in Kentucky.

Type State school
Founded
1939
Headquarters
401 Reed Lane, 40503 - Lexington, Kentucky
Official web page www.lafayette.fcps.net
Wikipedia article

People attended Lafayette High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1926., Actor
b. 1973., Actor
b. 1924., Military Person

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Adventure76.4
Comedy205.37
Animation47.5
Family135.35
Fantasy35.53
Action23.45
Sport23.45
Drama35.47

1. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Animation, Adventure, Family
played Jebidiah Allardyce 'Cookie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Tab Murphy
12 Show list $90M

Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features canon and the 41st overall. Written by Tab Murphy, directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, and produced by Don Hahn, the film features an ensemble cast with the voices of Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Leonard Nimoy, Don Novello, and Jim Varney in his final role before his death. Set in 1914, the film tells the story of a young man who gains possession of a sacred book, which he believes will guide him and a crew of adventurers to the lost city of Atlantis. Development of the film began after production had finished on The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Instead of another musical, the production team decided to do an action-adventure film inspired by the works of Jules Verne. Atlantis was notable for adopting the distinctive visual style of comic book creator Mike Mignola. At the time of its release, the film had made greater use of computer-generated imagery than any of Disney's previous animated features; it remains one of the few to have been shot in anamorphic format.

Awards

Top cast

Milo James Thatch
Gaetan 'The Mole
King Kashekim Nedakh
Preston B. Whitmore
Fenton Q. Harcourt
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke
Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet
Vincenzo 'Vinny' Santorini
Audrey Rocio Ramirez
Princess 'Kida' Kidagakash
Helga Katrina Sinclair
Wilhelmina Bertha Packard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
French, Spanish, English
United States of America

2. Daddy and Them (2001)

Comedy, Drama
played Hazel Montgomery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
5 Show list $4M

Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written, directed and starred by Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, Brenda Blethyn, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jim Varney who died before the movie's release, making it the last movie he appeared in. The original plan was to release the film in theaters but the film got only limited distribution as the Miramax found the film not "commercial" enough. "Daddy and Them" opened to positive reviews, with many critics praising film's southern humour, Thornton's work as a writer/director and the performances by entire cast. It currently holds a 83% rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Awards

Top cast

Lawrence Bowen
Claude Montgomery
Ruby Montgomery
O.T. Montgomery
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Doug Hall
English
Netherlands, United States of America

3. Toy Story 2 (1999)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy
played Slinky Dog
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Helene Plotkin
,
Karen Robert Jackson
Chris Webb
,
Rita Hsiao
, ,
Doug Chamberlin
26 Show list 18 Show list $90M

Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee Unkrich and Ash Brannon, it is the sequel to the 1995 film Toy Story. Woody is stolen by a toy collector, prompting Buzz Lightyear and his friends to vow to rescue him. However, Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting. Many of the original characters and voices from Toy Story returned for this sequel, and several new characters, including Jessie, Barbie, and Mrs. Potato Head, were introduced. Disney initially envisioned the film as a direct-to-video sequel. Toy Story 2 began production in a building separated from Pixar, on a small scale, as most of the main Pixar staff were busy working on A Bug's Life. When story reels proved promising, Disney upgraded the film to theatrical release, but Pixar was unhappy with the film's quality. Lasseter and the story team redeveloped the entire plot in one weekend.

Awards

2005 Satellite Award for Best Youth DVD
2005 Satellite Award for Outstanding Youth DVD
2001
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Family Film
2000 Young Artist Award for Best Family Feature Film - Animation
2000 Annie Award for Music in a Feature Production
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature Production
2000 ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Writing in an Animated Feature Production
2000 Bogey Award
2000 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film
2000 Satellite Award for Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Feature Production
2000 Annie Award for Best Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production
2000 Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Theatrical Feature
1999 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1999 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Feature

Top cast

Green Aliens, Mr. Spell
Sheriff Woody
Mr. Konishi, Airline Rep
Heimlich, Wheezy the Penguin
Emperor Zurg
Jessie
Buzz Lightyear
Al the Toy Collector
Woody's Roundup Announcer
Andy's Mom
Flik the Ant
Mr. Potato Head
Red Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot
Bo Peep
Stinky Pete
Barbie
Mrs. Potato Head
Wheezy the Penguin
Blue Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Sharon Calahan
Toy Story 2
English
United States of America

4. Treehouse Hostage (1999)

Adventure, Family
played Carl Banks
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Treehouse Hostage is a 1999 family film directed by Sean McNamara and starring Jim Varney and Joey Zimmerman. It is one of Varney's last films before he died in 2000.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played Lothar Zogg
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
,
Arthur Leeds
2 Show list

3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain is a 1998 American martial arts film, and the fourth and last installment in the 3 Ninjas franchise. The film starred only three of the original actors and was directed by Sean McNamara. None of the child actors from the previous films returned for this installment. The film grossed US$ $375,805 domestically, making it the least profitable of the franchise by far. It was filmed in Denver, Colorado at Elitch Gardens.

Awards

Top cast

Dave Dragon
Medusa
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Blake T. Evans
English
United States of America

6. Ernest in the Army (1998)

Family, Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0

Ernest in the Army is a 1998 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the Ninth and final film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell before Varney's death in February 2000. In this film, Ernest joins the Army because he wants to drive large vehicles, but ends up being sent into combat. It was shot in Cape Town, South Africa's Koeberg Nature Reserve. John Cherry's son, Josh portrayed Corporal Davis.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. Annabelle's Wish (1997)

Animation, Adventure, Family
played Mr. Gus Holder
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0
Barbara Dunn-Leonard
,
Roy Wilson
Roy Wilson
Jane Baer
, , ,
Jaime Barton Klein
,
George Larrimore
,
John Lewis
,
Sheryl Scarborough
,
Gary Edwards
,
John Couch
,
Barbara Dunn-Leonard
,
Kathy Grover
,
Riki Hobin
,
Bruce Faulk
,
Kenneth Blackwell
15 Show list

Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 American 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. It originally aired on FOX.

Awards

Top cast

Lawyer
Aunt Agnes
Annabelle
Brewster
Emily
Scarlett
Santa
Owliver
Grandpa Baker
Billy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
Steve Dorff
Annabelle's Wish
English
United States of America

8. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

Family, Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0

Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 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.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. 100 Proof (1997)

Drama
played Rae's Father
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
$140K

100 Proof is an independently produced American thriller, written and directed by Jeremy Horton. Shot on location in Kentucky, it is based on the true story of a killing spree that took place in Lexington in 1986. Two women, LaFonda Fay Foster and Tina Hickey Powell, murdered five people in the real-life incident. The film's supporting cast includes Jim Varney, who portrays the drunk, violent, incestuous father of one of the two women at the center of the story. Varney's role is radically different from the humorous Ernest P. Worrell character for which he was best known.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. Snowboard Academy (1996)

Comedy, Sport
played Rudy James
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Rudy Rupak
John Shepphird
Rudy Rupak
,
James Salisko
6 Show list

Snowboard Academy is a 1997 independent slapstick comedy film, starring Corey Haim, Jim Varney and Brigitte Nielsen.

Awards

Top cast

Mr. Barry
Chris Barry
Paul Barry
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ross Vannelli
English
Canada, United States of America

11. Toy Story (1995)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy
played Slinky Dog
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
,
Ralph Guggenheim
23 Show list 3 Show list $30M

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-animated film and the first theatrical film produced by Pixar. Toy Story follows a group of anthropomorphic toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pullstring cowboy doll, and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure. The film was written by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, and Joss Whedon, and featured music by Randy Newman. Its executive producers were Steve Jobs and Edwin Catmull. Pixar, which produced short animated films to promote their computers, was approached by Disney to produce a computer-animated feature after the success of the short film, Tin Toy, which is told from a small toy's perspective. Lasseter, Stanton, and Pete Docter wrote early story treatments which were thrown out by Disney, who pushed for a more edgy film.

Awards

1996 PGA Special Award of Merit
1996 Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Production Design
1995 Special Achievement Academy Award

Top cast

Green Aliens, Mr. Spell, Robot
Sheriff Woody
Rocky Gibraltar, Shark
Bowling Announcer, Pizza Planet Guard
Lenny the Binoculars
Announcer on Intercom at Pizza Planet, Green Aliens, Troll
Buzz Lightyear
Andy's Mom
Mr. Potato Head
Bo Peep
Minesweeper Soldier
TV Announcer
Hannah
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Toy Story Songs, Toy Story, Toy Story
English
United States of America

12. Slam Dunk Ernest (1995)

Comedy, Family, Sport
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
1 Show list

Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 comedy film, and the eighth full-length feature film starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell. It was released direct-to-video, and was directed by long-time Ernest collaborator John R. Cherry III. In this movie, Ernest joins his employer's basketball team and later becomes a star with the help of an angel. It was third and final "Ernest" movie to be filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The magic shoes concept was later used for the film Like Mike.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Basketball
English
United States of America

13. The Expert (1995)

Action
played Snake
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

The Expert is a 1995 action film about an ex-special forces trainer who decides to exact revenge on the murderer of his sister Jenny Lomax after his death sentence is commuted. The film was directed by Rick Avery and William Lustig, and stars Jeff Speakman, Jim Varney and James Brolin.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. Ernest Goes to School (1994)

Comedy, Drama, Family
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
Coke Sams
2 Show list

Ernest Goes to School is a 1994 direct-to-video comedy film written and directed by Coke Sams and starring Jim Varney. It is the seventh film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and the first to be released direct-to-video. This motion picture is also the only film in the Ernest film series not to be directed by John R. Cherry III. This was Will Sasso's first film role. Its opening theme is "Hail to the Muskrats!" which was the alma mater. It is the second "Ernest" movie to be filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. Like Ernest Saves Christmas, it does not have an antagonistic character.

Awards

Top cast

Russell
Maisy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

15. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

Comedy, Family
played Jed Clampett
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Jim Staahl
, , ,
Jim Fisher
,
8 Show list

The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob Schneider and Penny Fuller. The movie is based on the 1962–1971 TV series of the same name and features cameo appearances by Buddy Ebsen, Dolly Parton, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. The movie was directed by Penelope Spheeris. The film follows a poor hillbilly named Jed Clampett, who becomes a billionaire when he accidentally discovers crude oil after missing his target while hunting.

Awards

Top cast

Woodrow Tyler
Laura Jackson
Jethro Bodine
Morgan Drysdale
Milburn Drysdale
Miss Jane Hathaway
Elly May Clampett
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Brinkmann
The Beverly Hillbillies: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
United States of America

16. Wilder Napalm (1993)

Comedy, Fantasy
played Rex
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
109.0
2 Show list

Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. The film was directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, and stars Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard, and Debra Winger.

Awards

Top cast

Wallace Foudroyant, Biff the Clown
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Louise Frogley
English
United States of America

17. Ernest Rides Again (1993)

Family, Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
$7M

Ernest Rides Again is a 1993 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It opens with the song "There Once Was A Man Named Worrell". It is the sixth film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and the last to be released theatrically. Its grossing number was $1,433,496. In this movie, Ernest and a history professor discover a long-lost Revolutionary War cannon and must protect it from others who want the precious jewels hidden inside. Its budget was $7,000,000. It was the first "Ernest" movie to be filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

18. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Coke Sams
,
Stacy Williams
Charles Gale
,
Coke Sams
2 Show list

Ernest Scared Stupid is a 1991 American comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the fifth one to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell. It has him accidentally unleashing an army of trolls upon a small town on Halloween and the plot involves him joining a few children in fighting back. It was shot in Nashville, Tennessee like its predecessors Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam, Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Saves Christmas, and Ernest Goes to Jail. It was the last Ernest film to be distributed theatrically by Touchstone Pictures. Due to its modest gross of $14,143,280 at the U.S. box office, it was the final Ernest film to be released under the Disney label Touchstone Pictures. All future ones would be independently produced, and following the financial failure of the theatrical release Ernest Rides Again, all Ernest films would shift to a straight-to-video market. Its opening credits feature a montage of clips from various horror and science fiction films. It is highly likely that they were used more for their public domain status rather than their fame.

Awards

Top cast

Elizabeth
Trantor
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Bruce Arntson
,
Kirby Shelstad
English
United States of America

19. Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

Comedy, Crime, Family
played Ernest P. Worrell, Auntie Nelda, Mr. Felix Nash
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
6 Show list

Ernest Goes to Jail is a 1990 Touchstone Pictures comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the fourth film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell. It was shot in Nashville and Tennessee State Penitentiary. This is the second most successful of the Ernest films, behind Ernest Saves Christmas. It was in third place during its opening weekend, earning $6,143,372. Total gross was $25,029,569.

Awards

Top cast

Jerry
Charlotte Sparrow
Jury Man
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Prison
Peter Stein
English
United States of America

20. Fast Food (1989)

Comedy
played Wrangler Bob Bundy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Michael A. Simpson
,
Stan Wakefield
Michael A. Simpson
,
Lanny Horn
7 Show list

Fast Food is a 1989 American comedy film starring Jim Varney, Traci Lords, Michael J. Pollard, Blake Clark and Pamela Springsteen Auggie Hamilton is always looking for ways to earn a quick buck. When he learns that his friend Samantha Brooks is going to sell her garage to fast food king Wrangler Bob Bundy he comes up with one more scheme, to turn the garage into a burger joint. When Wrangler Bob proves to be stiff competition, they develop a secret sauce that makes people go crazy. It was shot in Atlanta and Los Angeles. The film is rated PG-13.

Awards

Top cast

E.G. McCormick
Judge Reinholte
Dean Witler
Mary Beth Bensen
Samantha Brooks
Auggie Hamilton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Iris Gillon
Bill Mills
English
United States of America

21. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
9 Show list $6M

Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the third film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and chronicles Ernest's attempt to find a replacement for an aging Santa Claus. Unlike other "Ernest" movies, it does not have an antagonistic character.

Awards

Top cast

Mary Morrissey
Thisbe
Joe Carruthers
Immigration Agent
Business Person at Work Building
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Christmas
Peter Stein
English
United States of America

22. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

Family, Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Stacy Williams
,
Coke Sams
$3M

Ernest Goes to Camp is a 1987 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the second film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell and was shot in Burns, Tennessee. It was also the first Ernest film to be distributed by Touchstone Pictures, and Iron Eyes Cody's final appearance on screen.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Harry Mathias
,
Jim May
English
United States of America

23. Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

Comedy
played Laughin' Jack, Rudd Hardtact, Dr. Otto
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0

Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam is a 1986 comic science fiction film starring Jim Varney. It was written and directed by John R. Cherry III. The film includes the Ernest P. Worrell character, but takes a slightly darker tone than his other films. The film was released on video in 1992 by GoodTimes Home Video. It was shot in Fall Creek Falls State Park, Boxwell Scout Reservation, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

24. The Ernest Film Festival (1986)

Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Awards

Top cast

25. Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983)

Comedy
played Ernest P. Worrell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
57.0

Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album is an anthology of comedic short subjects directed by John R. Cherry III, and released direct-to-video in 1983. As a whole, it is the first film to feature the advertising character Ernest P. Worrell, played by Jim Varney. Hey Vern, It's My Family Album was released along with "Your World As I See It" on DVD by Mill Creek Entertainment as part of the DVD box sets Maximum Ernest and Essential Ernest Collection. A following re-release was by Image Entertainment on June 5, 2012 as part of Ernest's Wacky Adventures: Volume 2.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics
2000
100 Years of Comedy
Documentary
1997
Dante J. Pugliese
Phillip Dye
Phillip Dye

Starring TV roles

1. America 2-Night

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Virgil Simms
April 10th, 1978 July 7th, 1978 1

2. The Rousters

Adventure
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Evan Earp
NBC
October 1st, 1983 July 21st, 1984 1 English

3. Operation Petticoat

Comedy, Romance, War
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Seaman 'Doom & Gloom' Broom
1977

4. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Dr. Otto
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

5. Fernwood 2 Night

Comedy, Talk-Show
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Virgil Simms
July 4th, 1977 September 30th, 1977 1

6. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Auntie Nelda
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

7. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Baby Ernest
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

8. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Sergeant Glory
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

9. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Astor Clement
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

10. Hey Vern, It's Ernest!

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Ernest P. Worrell
CBS
September 17th, 1988 December 24th, 1988 1 English

11. Pink Lady

Comedy, Music
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
March 1st, 1980 April 4th, 1980 1 English

12. Johnny Cash and Friends

Music
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

August 29th, 1976

13. Pop! Goes the Country

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
September 7th, 1974 January 1st, 1982 English

Guest TV appearances

Alice

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. 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 her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E07 November 5th, 1978 Milo Skinner

Duckman

Program genre

Comedy
Animated cartoon
Animation

External resources

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man is an American animated sitcom that aired from 1994–1997, created by Everett Peck and developed by Peck. The sitcom is based on characters created by Peck in his Dark Horse comic. Klasky Csupo animated the series and produced it along with Reno & Osborn Productions for Paramount Network Television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E24 July 26th, 1997

The Simpsons

Program genre

Animation
Comedy
Television comedy
Family

Official site

External resources

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle 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, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.nThe family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with the producer James L. Brooks. Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the network's first series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season.nSince its debut on December 17, 1989, the show has broadcast 555 episodes, and the 26th season began on September 28, 2014.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E12 January 11th, 1998

Awards won

1989 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Series

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Hey Vern, It's Ernest! Children's TV Program
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Wikipedia

Check Jim Varney on wikipedia.

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