Jimmy Walker is a comedian and actor from the United States. Jimmy Walker was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the television series Good Times in 1975 and 1976.
|Celebrated Name:||Jimmie Walker|
|Real Name/Full Name:||James Carter Walker Jr.|
|Age:||75 years old|
|Birth Date:||25 June 1947|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is Jimmie Walker Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
Jimmie Walker Biography
Jimmie Walker was born on June 25, 1947, He is 75 years old and was born under the sign of Cancer. James Carter Walker Jr. is his full and legal name. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in The Bronx.
James Carter Walker Sr. and Lorena Walker are his parents. He also has a sister named Beverly Walker. This individual went to Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City.
Jimmie Walker Education
Jimmie Walker continued his studies and entered the field of radio engineering with WRVR thanks to a New York State-funded program known as SEEK (Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge). Furthermore, beginning with the 1964 World Series, he worked as a vendor at Yankee Stadium as a young man.
Jimmie Walker Height, Weight
Jimmie Walker stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 82 kilograms. This performer has dark brown eyes and black hair. This person has a typical body type. Nothing more about Walker’s body measurements can be found on the internet.
Young Jimmie Walker (Source: Pinterest)
In 1967, he began working full-time for WRVR, the Riverside Church’s radio station. Similarly, he began performing stand-up comedy in 1969 and was eventually discovered by the casting director for Good Times after appearing on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and the Jack Paar Show.
Walker eventually released one stand-up comedy album during the peak of his Good Times fame: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records (5635). Furthermore, he was 26 years old during the 1974-75 season of Good Times, despite the fact that his character was much younger. And John Amos, who played Walker’s father on Good Times, was only eight years Walker’s senior.
This actor attributes the phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” to producer/director John Rich, who insisted Jimmie say it on every episode. Furthermore, both Walker and executive producer Norman Lear were skeptical of the concept, but the phrase and Walker’s character were well received by the audience.
Similarly, both off- and on-screen, he clashed with the series’ lead, Esther Rolle, because both she and Amos despised Walker’s increasingly buffoonish character and popularity. Walker was hurt by their contempt. Furthermore, dissatisfaction caused Amos (before Rolle) to leave the show, making Jimmie the star. He was the only member of the gang who did not attend Rolle’s funeral.
In 1975, Jimmie was also a weekend personality on KAGB 103.9 FM, a contemporary R&B music station licensed to Inglewood in the Los Angeles market. During the 1970s and early 1980s, he appeared on The Tonight Show and Match Game. Walker appeared on the Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour five times between 1983 and 1984.
This individual has signed with Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, USA. Jimmie appeared in commercials for Dr. Pepper, Bell Atlantic, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Steiner Cleaners, Nickelodeon’s “Nick at Night,” and Panasonic Portable 8-Track Player.
Jimmie Walker Girlfriend, Dating
This individual stated that he has never been married or fathered children, but has had numerous girlfriends. Walker did not reveal the identities of his girlfriends. However, it was rumored that he dated Ann Coulter. He has also previously been linked to former actress Jere Fields.
Jimmie Walker’s Net Worth
Jimmie Walker earns a lot of money for being such a talented actor. As of April 2023, Walker’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.