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Film director

John Cherry

Years active

Other names
John Cherry

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October 11, 1948 (age 75) (

Director, screenwriter, producer, actor

Known for
Ernest P. Worrell television commercials and movies

Ringling College of Art and Design

Ernest Scared Stupid, Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest in the Army

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Jim Varney, Bill Byrge, Gailard Sartain, Linda Kash, Jeff Pillars

Ernest P Worrell Props with Disney Director John Cherry

John R. Cherry III is an American film director and screenwriter, most notable for directing movies starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell. He based the character on a man who worked for his dad who thought that he knew everything but did not know anything. His only appearances in "Ernest" films were Ernest Goes to Africa as a customer and Ernest in the Army as Sergeant Ben Kovsky.


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He was the executive vice president of the Nashville-based Carden and Cherry advertising agency, for which the "Ernest" character was developed. He is currently the founder and Co-chairman of the board of "The National Fine Arts Title Registry".

A native of Nashville, Cherry attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife.

He has 3 children: Josh and Emilie from a previous marriage and his son Chapman from his current marriage with Ruthie Cherry.

Cherry's son, Josh appeared in Ernest in the Army as Corporal Davis.

Ernest P Worrell Disney Director John R Cherry III Part 2


  • Pirates of the Plain (1999)
  • The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in For Love or Mummy (1999)
  • Ernest in the Army (1998)
  • Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
  • Slam Dunk Ernest (video) (1995)
  • Ernest Rides Again (1993)
  • Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)
  • Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  • Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)
  • Hey, Vern, Win $10,000 (video) (1987)
  • Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)
  • The Ernest Film Festival (video) (1986)
  • Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (video) (1983)
  • References

    John R. Cherry III Wikipedia

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