Soon after, his role in Giraffe Films' "Kids Adventures in Oz" spurred him on move to New York and to pursue an acting career. His first "big break" came when he landed a role in Elton John's music video "Recovering Your Soul".
Shortly after, he starred in Forensic Films' Julien Donkey-Boy with Ewen Bremner, Werner Herzog and Chloë Sevigny. He was subsequently cast in Universal's feature film End of Days, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, which was released in November 1999.
Winner of the Most Valuable Performer award in the 2001 Montreal Just For Laughs Improv Championship, and bronze medallist in the 2002 Comedy Central Laugh Riots National Stand-Up Competition, Varnado can currently be seen as Otis, an outrageous urban comic, in the independent film Hacks. Showing in the New York International Film Festival playing in Los Angeles, Hacks is now an official selection for The Milan Film Festival.
Varnado is a member of Chicago City Limits, New York¹s longest running comedy improv theater company for which he writes and direct as well as performing regularly as a stand up comedian. He has also been a guest on the popular podcast Keith and The Girl.
|2007||The Mercy Man||Stokes||Post-production|
|Permanent Vacation||Stutter Boy||Completed|
|Fat Guy Stuck in Internet (TV)||Kazaa-a-a-a|
|Twisted Fortune||Lil Toot|
|2003||A Guy Thing||Hansberry|
|2002||The Adventures of Pluto Nash||Kelp|
|1999||End of Days||Albino|
|1996||Full Moon Rising||Ollie|