Jim Varney

1949 - 2000

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James Albert Varney Jr. (June 15, 1949 – February 10, 2000) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his broadly comedic role as Ernest P. Worrell, for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award, as well as appearing in films and numerous television commercial advertising campaigns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Varney has received more than 5,538,148 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Jim Varney is the 3,421st most popular actor (down from 3,190th in 2019), the 5,288th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,094th in 2019) and the 1,617th most popular Actor.

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  • 69

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  • 1.56

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  • 7.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jim Varney ranks 3,421 out of 9,996Before him are Harriet Walter, Tōru Furuya, Daniel Duval, Alan Cumming, Lou Costello, and Niels Arestrup. After him are Josephine Chaplin, Michael B. Jordan, Alessandra Martines, Carina Lau, Beverly Aadland, and Shin Min-a.

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Among people born in 1949, Jim Varney ranks 289Before him are Tarık Akan, Agostina Belli, Zé Maria, Kalkot Mataskelekele, Pamela Reed, and Niels Arestrup. After him are Josephine Chaplin, Rob Cohen, Venkaiah Naidu, Zoran Slavnić, Janet Ågren, and Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara. Among people deceased in 2000, Jim Varney ranks 166Before him are Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Hidetoki Takahashi, Robert Dienst, Frédéric Dard, Beah Richards, and Jack Nitzsche. After him are Charles Antenen, Anton Heida, Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Anatoli Firsov, Dorino Serafini, and Pote Sarasin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Varney ranks 5,288 out of 18,182Before him are S. Robson Walton (1944), Adolph Gottlieb (1903), Bobby Keys (1943), Mark Tornillo (1954), Lou Costello (1906), and Alexander H. Stephens (1812). After him are Josephine Chaplin (1949), Renée Fleming (1959), Michael B. Jordan (1987), Graham Allison (1940), Spencer Tunick (1967), and Rob Cohen (1949).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jim Varney ranks 1,617Before him are Rosario Dawson (1979), Mike Wallace (1918), Emma Roberts (1991), Pamela Reed (1949), Murray Hamilton (1923), and Lou Costello (1906). After him are Josephine Chaplin (1949), Michael B. Jordan (1987), Beverly Aadland (1942), Joe Manganiello (1976), Margo Martindale (1951), and Ray Bolger (1904).

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