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  1. Don Then: Late Jim Varney still entertains as lovable, blue ...

    Varney found his niche with Ernest P. Worrell after several failed attempts to make it as an actor in New York and Los Angeles. Ernest P. became a phenomenon, made Varney famous, and led to a ...

  2. Jim Varney | Idea Wiki | Fandom

    James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor, comedian and writer, best known for his role as Ernest P. Worrell, who was used in numerous television commercial campaigns and movies, earning him fame worldwide and a Daytime Emmy Award.

  3. Hey, Vern: It's the Ernest P. Worrell Story | Mental Floss

    Oct 19, 2017 · As portrayed by Kentucky native Jim Varney, Ernest was in the middle of a 10-film franchise ... he created the character of Ernest P. Worrell, a fast-talking, often imbecilic local who is ...

  4. Remembering Jim Varney 20 Years After His Death | HorrorGeekLife

    Feb 10, 2020 · The late, great Jim Varney passed away 20 years ago today, and the legendary actor is still deeply missed. Those of us ’80s and ’90s kids will always particularly remember him fondly as lovable dimwit Ernest P. Worrell from the long-running Ernest movie franchise.

  5. Jim Varney biography traces the cultural rise of Ernest P ...

    Jan 16, 2014 · Before the blundering but bighearted Ernest P. Worrell, a fictional character brought to life by the late Lexington native Jim Varney, won over movie audiences with his ubiquitous denim vest, ball cap and gaping smile, the affable persona first gained notoriety working television commercials in markets all over the country.

  6. Jim Varney Archives - Hey Vern! It's Ernest.

    Jun 01, 2013 · Jim Varney as his signature character Ernest P. Worrell The character Ernest P. (for Power Tools) Worrell was invented in 1980 during a creative meeting at Carden & Cherry Advertising in Nashville, Tennessee.

  7. Jim Varney, Ernest P. Worrell Archives - Hey Vern! It's Ernest.

    Hey, Vern, It’s Ernest (Sat. morning children’s show) (1988) – Ernest and multiple characters Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) – Ernest P. Worrell Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) – Ernest P. Worrell Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986) – Dr. Otto/Rudd Hardtact/Laughin’ Jack/Guy Dandy/ Auntie Nelda/Ernest P. Worrell The Ernest ...

  8. List of Jim Varney Movies & TV Shows: Best to Worst - Filmography

    American actor, comedian, and writer Jim Varney became famous with his role as Ernest P. Worrell in various television commercials and films for which he was recognised with a Daytime Emmy Award. His role as Prince Carlos in the television sitcom ‘Roseanne’ (1996) and voice recording for ‘The Simpsons’ (1998) received positive reviews.

  9. Jim Varney: A Legacy of Laughter | CineSchlocker

    Tragically, on February 10, 2000, we lost the great Jim Varney to cancer, but through the films featured in this tribute, he’s left behind so many gleefully silly cinematic moments as a true comedic treasure. Namely, Ernest P. Worrell.

  10. ERNEST P. GETS RICH WITH VERN - Sun Sentinel

    Jul 07, 1985 · He's supposedly a good buddy of Ernest P. Worrell, who in real life is an actor named Jim Varney. But Worrell is a funny, lovable sort and this Cherry character's laugh is a warped blend of Eddie ...