James Carter Walker Jr. is a comedian and actor from the United States, known on his social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and in the entertainment industry as Jimmie Walker.
Due to outstanding performance, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1975 for his portrayal as James Evans Jr. (“J.J.J.J.”), the eldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr., in the C.B.S. television series Good Times, which aired from 1974 through 1979. Walker’s character on the program utilized the slogan “Dyn-O-Mite!” which he later used on a T.V. T.V.
Commercial for a Panasonic range of cassette and 8-track tape recorders in the mid-1970s and a Medicare ad in 2021 and 2022.
He also appeared in Let’s Do It Again, co-starring with John Amos, and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, co-starring with James Earl Jones. Walker’s stand-up comedy performance continues to travel the nation.
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|Full Name||James Carter Walker Jr.|
|Profession||Actor, and Comedian|
|Date of Birth||June 25, 1947|
|Age (as of 2022)||75 years|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States of America|
|Hometown||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|School||Theodore Roosevelt High School|
Jimmie Walker started working full-time for W.R.V.R., the Riverside Church’s radio station, in 1967. Walker began doing stand-up comedy in 1969 and was found by the casting director for Good Times after appearing on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and the Jack Paar Show. During Good Times fame, he only released one stand-up comedy CD, Dyn-o-mite, on Buddah Records (5635). Walker was 26 years old during the 1974-75 season of Good Times, while his character was considerably younger. The actor who played Walker’s father on Good Times, John Amos, was just eight years Walker’s senior.
Walker attributes the phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” to producer/director John Rich, who demanded Walker utter it on every episode. Walker and executive producer Norman Lear were both suspicious of the notion, but the phrase and Walker’s persona became popular.
Jimmie Walker did not get along with the series lead, Esther Rolle, both off and on-screen, since she and Amos disapproved of Walker’s growing buffoonish demeanor and popularity. Walker was stung by their scorn. Amos (before Rolle) left the program due to dissatisfaction, leaving Walker the show’s star. Walker was the only member of the Good Times crew who did not attend Rolle’s burial.
Jimmie admitted on a 2012 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” that he has never tied the knot or started a family despite his several relationships. In 2017, it was believed that conservative columnist Ann Coulter was dating Walker; however, Coulter responded to the reports by tweeting, “Best of friends, love him, no romance.” Regarding politics, Jimmie has referred to himself as a “realist independent” and has opposed affirmative action.
In an interview with CNN in 2012, he claimed that despite his moral objections to homosexual marriage, it “should be passed because the battle is not worth the war.” During a 2017 appearance on “Fox News,” Walker endorsed President Trump’s initiatives, saying, “I’m for probably 90 percent of the things he does.”
|Estimated Net Worth||$800 Thousand|
In an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, Walker revealed that he has never been married and has no biological children, but he has numerous girlfriends. Walker was a guest on the July 11, 2012, episode of The O’Reilly Factor. He declared that he did not vote for Barack Obama in the election that took place in 2008 and that he also would not vote for Obama in the election that would take place in 2012.
During an interview with CNN, Mr. Walker referred to himself politically as a “realist independent.” He claimed he opposed affirmative action and believed it had outlived its purpose. In addition, he said that he was opposed to homosexual marriage based on morality but that he felt its legalization should be accepted since he considered it was not worth fighting against.
In his book titled Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir, Walker provided an extensive explanation of his political convictions. In it, he referred to himself as a “logicist,” someone who believes in “logic and common sense,” and has conservative viewpoints on various subjects.
|Parents||Lorena Walker, James Carter Walker|
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Jimmie Walker a single?
He is unmarried or engaged, so we presume he is single.
Where was Jimmie Walker born?
Jimmie Walker was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
What is the name of Jimmie Walker’s father?
His father’s name is James Carter Walker.
What is the name of Jimmie Walker’s mother?
His mother’s name is Lorena Walker
What is Jimmie Walker’s net worth?
Jimmie Walker has a net worth of $800, thouand
What is Jimmie Walker’s age?
Jimmie Walker is 75 years old as of 2023.
What university did Jimmie Walker attend?
Jimmie Walker University is unknown.
What is Jimmie Walker’s real name?
James Carter Walker Jr.
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