Jim Varney’s Bio, Age, Career

Quick Facts of Jim Varney

Net Worth$12 million
SalaryNot Known
Height6 ft 1 in
Date of Birth15 June, 1949

Jim Varney was a celebrated American actor and star. Jim is a well-established and renowned American theater actor, television, and film actor.

He has even earned himself a Daytime Emmy Award for his outstanding movie. Jim is regarded as one of the famous and loved celebrities in the entertainment field.

The comedic role of Ernest P. Worrell is Jim Varney mostly known and famous.  For his role as Ernest Jim even won a Daytime Emmy Award. He has made his appearances in a number of films and television commercials as well as several advertising campaigns.

Jim Varney’s Personal Life

Jim Varney was born in Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America on June 15, 1949. He would just be 73 years as of 2022 however, he passed away at the age of 50 yet left his outstanding legacy in the industry.

Born and raised in America and Jim holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic group. Geminis is his birth sign according to his birthdate.

Despite being a renowned and famous celebrity he has kept his personal life and personal information very secret from all his fans and followers.

Jim Varney’s Professional Career

Jim Varney started his career as an artist in the very early days. The role of Ernest P. Worrell is one the behind his popularity and rise in fame in the industry.

He has been part of many advertisements, films, and television series as well. Jim had outstanding memorization abilities which did help him a lot in his professional career.

Meanwhile, Jim’s mother Louise Varney was the one who motivated Jim to be in the entertainment field. All the hard work of Jim and his mother Louise did pay him off. Meanwhile, in a span of a few years, Jim has managed to gain huge fame and a fan following in the industry.

Jim’s mother Louise used to show him cartoons and other acts and pushed him towards the movie industry. It was Jim’s mother who noticed Varney’s quick and copied response to the cartoon characters.

Just at the age of eight, he started his theatre class. His passion for acting turned him into a well-known and loved professional actor and proved to become one of the most renowned celebrities and artists in the industry. His journey started in theater as a teenager which did pay him off.

Jim even bagged himself a state title in drama competitions as a student at Lafayette High School.

His acting career took off just at the age of 17. Back in 1980 he even featured himself in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at Beech Bend Park.

Meanwhile, some of his other famous and renowned achievements are portraying Jed Clampett in the famous film The Beverly Hillbillies.

Jim Varney’s Net Worth

Jim Varney’s estimated net worth as of 2022 is around 12 million dollars including all his assets and investments.

However, his massive net worth and earnings include his salary from his acting career as a voice-over artist and several other television commercials during his professional career.

However, Jim as well as his close ones haven’t revealed anything regarding his salary in movies and series as of now in public.

Who voiced Slinky in Toy Story 3?

The voice of Jim Varney in the movie Toy Story was later played by Blake Clark after the death of Jim.

Jim Varney’s  Love Life

Jim Varney is a family man. Speaking about his love life, he has been married twice in his lifetime. Firstly, In 1977 Jim got married to Jacqueline Drew.

Within 6 years of their marriage in 1983, they both got separated. After his divorce from his second wife, he remained single for five long years.

Jim was engaged to Jane Varney in 1988 but in 1991 thy parted their ways and aren’t together anymore. Both of his marriages ended within a few years of being together as he seems to be a very unlucky person in terms of love life. Jim doesn’t have any children as of now.

However, Jim remained friends with his ex-wife Jane Varney and later she became Jim’s spokeswoman and followed him in Pixar’s 1999 film Toy Story 2.

After both, his marriage failed he remained single and just focused on his personal life and career rather than being engaged in something else.

Jim Varney’s Body Measurement

Talking about his body measurement he is about 1.85 m high which is 6 feet and 1 inch tall. Whereas, he weighs just 150 pounds which is 75 kilograms.

Source: Biography.com

Jim Varney’s Death

Just at the age of 50 in 2000 Jim Varney passed away.  Lung cancer was the major cause behind his untimely death as Jim was an active chain-smoker. During the shooting of a movie named Treehouse Hostage, Jim developed a cough which later turned into cancer.

Varney even noticed a blood spot and mark on a handkerchief while coughing.  When filming was complete, he was under medical treatment and was diagnosed with lung cancer.

He died of lung cancer back on February 10, 2000, in White House, Tennessee, the United States. Jim has played and becomes part of almost 55 movies and series as of 2000.

Where is Jim Varney buried?

He was cremated in Lexington, Kentucky with his family members.

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