Comedic actor who became known for portraying Ernest Worrell in the franchise structured around the type. He also made an appearance in The Beverly Hillbillies and portrayed the function of Slinky in the Gadget Story movies.? He began operating in stage productions while attending Murray Condition School at age fifteen. He gained a 1989 Day time Emmy Prize for his function in Hey, Vern, It’s Ernest! He was wedded and divorced double, to Jacqueline Drew and Jane Varney.? He tone of voice acted with Tom Hanks in the 1995 cartoon film, Gadget Story.