Vernell Varnado is an American singer-actor who is popularly known for being the father of famous American rapper, Snoop Dog. Being the father of a celebrity is enough for him to get enough public attention.

Quick info 
Birth nameVernell Varnado
Birth date13th December 1949
Birth placeMagnolia, Mississippi, United States
Birth signSagittarius
UniversityLos Angeles Trade-Technical College ,
West Los Angeles College (WLAC)
High SchoolEva Gordon Attendance Center
SpouseBeverly Broadus
SonCalvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. aka Snoop Dog
Social mediaInstagram, Facebook
Marriage dateUnknown
Net worthUnknown
ProfessionVietnam Veteran
Vernell Varnado
Source: Facebook

Where was Vernell born and raised?

Vernell Varnado was born on 13th December 1949 in a city in Mississippi called Magnolia, United States. Thus, his nationality is American, and has African and American ethnicity. There is no information regarding his parents but he has a cousin named Nefer Sol. Regarding his childhood, he probably had interests in singing and acting before serving military. He falls under the birth sign, Sagittarius.



Vernell Varnado completed his high school at Eva Gordon Attendance Center. He graduated from Los Angeles Trade-Technical College which he joined in 1973. He is also West Los Angeles College (WLAC) graduate in Psychology.



We don’t know much about Vernell Varnado’s career but from the information obtained from Facebook, he previously served at U.S. Army as a gunner 1st cav Vietnam 68 69 3 purple hearts. He also worked in U.S. Postal Service as a carrier and supervisor and is now living a retired life.

Varnado has also made his appearance in the 2008 film, Make It Rain as Pops, and in the 2017 film, All Eyez on Me as Uncle June Bug alongside actress Lauren Cohan. He hasn’t made any other appearance since then.


Physical Description

There has been no data regarding the physical measurements of Varnado’s body measurements however as a veteran who served in the military, he is the coolest dad to Snoop Dog. He is 71 years old turning 72 in December of 2021, he is fit, healthy, and strong.

From the looks of his current pictures, he has a tall height and slim body build. He prefers to keep his black and grey hair short. He has black eyes and with his stylish beard and clothes, he doesn’t look like he is in his 70s.

Vernell Varnado with his son Snoop Dog
Vernell Varnado with his son Snoop Dog on the way to Casino Vegas                                                                                          Source: Facebook


Is Snoop Dog the son of Vernell?

Vernell Varnado was committed to his lover Beverly Broadus before. The couple gave birth to the future rap legend, Snoop Dog on 20th October 1971. Snoop Dog’s birth name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. which is the name of his step-dad. as Varnado left his son and wife to join the veteran war after only 3 months of his birth, his wife married another man after ending her marriage to Varnado.

Despite being apart from his son, Calvin still called him from time to time. He might be absent from his life and in important areas of his life but he was there to help him guide when he needed. He was also the one to encourage his son to continue his career in singing or basketball.

Vernell Varnado with his grandchildren
Vernell Varnado with his grandchildren                                             Source: Facebook

As of 2021, Vernell Varnado is spending a good time with his son and grandchildren. He also joins Snoop in his studio sometimes as he himself had an interest in singing before.


Social Media

Vernell Varnado is active on Instagram. He is the proud father of Snoop Dog and he doesn’t forget to mention it on his social media. He has over 169 thousand followers on Instagram where he can be connected by @poppasnoop. He proudly announces himself as a Father of @snoopdog and Vietnam Veteran. He also has his personal Facebook page where he has over 4 thousand friends.


Net worth

There has been no estimation made regarding the net worth of Vernell Varnado as he is famous for being the father of Snoop Dog rather than his profession. His son has a net worth of over 150 million dollars as of 2021. Looking at his social media, we can see that Vernado is living a luxurious and fun retired life playing with his grandchildren as a proud father and grandfather.


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