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Jarvis Tanner

Jarvis Tanner, played by Clint Howard, is a character in the 1993 film Ticks.

Jarvis grows an illegal crop of marijuana. He uses an experimental steroid solution in order to aid the crop to grow better. He inadvertently pollutes the soil affecting the local tick population, causing the ticks to grow massive and deadly.

When he noticed that his hamster stopped running in its wheel on his work bench, he went to investigate. A large tick jumps out at him and he jumps backwards, landing on a bear trap he was setting to prevent people from getting to his plants.

When he fell backwards large pulsating tick egg sacks began falling from the ceiling. One fell directly on his face.

Later Dee Dee Davenport discovers his armless and legless body infested with ticks.