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Jimmie Walker is an American actor who has anet worth of $1.5 million dollars. In the late 60s, he began performing stand-up comedy, appearing at various clubs in and around New York. After appearing on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” as well as the “Jack Paar Show”, he was encouraged to audition for the sitcom, “Good Times”. He was cast as J.J. Evans on the sitcom, which would run from 1974-1979. His performance on the show made him a star, and he is still well known now for his catch phrase “dyn-o-mite!”.
Jimmie Walker Net Worth $1.5 Million Dollars
In addition to his work on “Good Times”, he appeared in the films, “Let’s Do It Again” and “The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened”, in addition to multiple television shows, including “The Tonight Show”, “Love Boat”, and “Fantasy Island”. More recently, he has guest starred on multiple television shows, including “The Larry Sanders Show”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “In the House”, “Scrubs”, “Everybody Hates Chris”, “Lincoln Heights”, and “The George Lopez Show”. He also continues to tour, performing stand-up comedy around the USA.
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|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|1976||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Supporting Actor - Television||Good Times (1974)|
|1975||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Supporting Actor - Television||Good Times (1974)|
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|1||His acting mentor was the late Esther Rolle who died on November 17, 1998, at age 78.|
|2||Walker is not married nor does he have any children.|
|3||He revealed that he did not have a very good relationship with Esther Rolle on Good Times (1974).|
|4||He never been married. Many internet sites claim he has been married since 1980 to former actress Jere Fields only due to their convincing appearances together on Tattletales (1974). They were never an actual couple.|
|5||His character, J.J. Evans, in the 90's, was the inspiration for many characters on shows such as The Wayne Bros, with the character, Marlon Williams.|
|6||[On the casting of Demond Wilson as Lamont on Sanford and Son (1972)] "It's hard to find a DULL Black man.".|
|7||Was 26 years old when he started playing teenager J.J. Evans on Good Times (1974).|
|1||Believe me when I tell you I am lucky to be able to get a laugh here and there in America, And that's a constant fight. Showbiz, I will tell you, is like climbing a greasy pole. Sometimes you get to the top and slide right back down again.|
|2||I think the black actor has a tough time being funny from the standpoint of everything being looked upon as 'coonish'.|
|3||I'm no actor. I'm a comic who lucked into a good thing.|
|1||The catchprase "DY-NO-MITE!"|