Jim Varney

1949 - 2000

Jim Varney

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jim Varney has received more than 3,988,774 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,036th most popular actor.

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  • 4.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.51

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 66

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Television and Movie Roles

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Among actors, Jim Varney ranks 2,995 out of 8,832Before him are Cathy O'Donnell, Edmund Gwenn, Rajinikanth, Sabu Dastagir, Ben Barnes, and Judith Light. After him are Catherine O'Hara, Leif Erickson, Jimmy Smits, Larry Hankin, Danièle Delorme, and Sam Wanamaker.

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Among people born in 1949, Jim Varney ranks 271Before him are Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Jean-Michel Aulas, Edu, Rick Springfield, Andrew Latimer, and Judith Light. After him are Paulo César Carpegiani, Bruno Kirby, Åse Kleveland, Kriengsak Kovitvanit, John Boehner, and César Aira. Among people deceased in 2000, Jim Varney ranks 168Before him are Charles Antenen, Rodolfo Pini, Carlo Parola, Anne Hébert, Laila Kinnunen, and Charles F. Hockett. After him are H. C. Artmann, Hélène Prévost, Paula Wessely, Alfred Bohrmann, Pote Sarasin, and Théodore Monod.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jim Varney ranks 4,863 out of 12,171Before him are Moe Tucker (1944), Kenneth Noland (1924), Shirley Horn (1934), Henry Selick (1952), Charles F. Hockett (1916), and Judith Light (1949). After him are Harriet Lane (1830), Gordon Gould (1920), Helen Herron Taft (1861), Odetta (1930), Jimmy Smits (1955), and Larry Hankin (1940).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jim Varney ranks 1,447Before him are Zooey Deschanel (1980), Jack Oakie (1903), Kenneth Mars (1935), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Ethel Merman (1908), and Judith Light (1949). After him are Jimmy Smits (1955), Larry Hankin (1940), Sam Wanamaker (1919), Bruno Kirby (1949), Billy Gilbert (1894), and Stephen Tobolowsky (1951).