About Jim Varney
It has been calculated that the overall amount of Jim Varney net worth reaches a sum of 12 million dollars, as of right now. He was a well known comedian and actor and he was also noted for his job as a musician, voice actor and producer. The actor was born in 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky. Jim Varney is mostly known for one of his many characters – Ernest P. Worrell. He appeared as this character in a few TV commercials as well as films. The character not only made his name famous but also added up to the total amount of Jim Varney net worth. Jim Varney is known for his catchphrase, which is as follows: “KnoWhutIMean, Vern”. It went viral and made him a star overnight.
Jim Varney was the only boy in his family and he has three sisters. Jim Varney when he was growing up would watch cartoons and imitate the characters on them, and it was this time when his mother realized her son’s ability in performing arts. Therefore, when he was 8 years old, his mother signed him for theatre lessons. When he became a teenager, his interest into acting became even more stronger. When he was 15 years old, Jim Varney appeared as Ebeneezer Scrooge in a local theater production.
He started his career as a professional actor when he became 17 years old and since that time he achieved a lot in this industry, which also became the main source of Jim Varney net worth. Before he got his start on TV and films, Jim Varney was performing in night clubs and coffee houses. In 1980, he began to appear on TV when he booked some jobs to appear in TV commercials.
The first time he appeared on a commercial was as the mentioned character – Ernest P. Worrell. Because the character became so well known, the producers made a TV show based on it, called “Hey Vern, it´s Ernest”, which also made Jim Varney’s name more famous and increased the overall amount of Jim Varney net worth. Disney got interested into this production and created a series based on it, starting with “Ernest goes to Camp” which was released in 1987. Because of his appearance in this one, Jim Varney became an international star and also earned numerous awards and recognition.
In addition to his professional career, Jim Varney is also known for his personal life. The actor was married two times and he also divorced two times. He died when he was 50 years old, in 2000, as a result of cancer.