|Jimmie Walker Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||June 25, 1947|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jimmie Walker is an American actor, comedian, writer, and voiceover artist who is best known for playing James Evans Jr. (“J.J.”), the oldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr., in the CBS sitcom, Good Times. This role got him nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for “Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series” in 1975 and 1976. In addition to that, he has also been cast in projects like Big Money Rustlas, The Concorde … Airport ’79, The Love Boat, Bustin’ Loose, At Ease, and Let’s Do It Again.
James Carter Walker Jr.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jimmie Walker studied at Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City. He then continued his studies via a New York State-funded program known as SEEK or “Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge”.
Actor, Comedian, Writer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – James Carter Walker Sr.
- Mother – Lorena Walker
- Sibling – Beverly Walker (Sister)
He has been signed with Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier & Hinojosa Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jimmie Walker has dated –
- Ann Coulter – It was speculated that he went out with Ann Coulter, a conservative media pundit, best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. However, those were just RUMORs and the two are just good friends.
- Jere Fields – He has also been linked with former actress Jere Fields in the past.
Race / Ethnicity
- The catchprase “DY-NO-MITE!”
- Bulbous nose
Walker has been cast in the TV commercials for Dr. Pepper, Bell Atlantic, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Nickelodeon “Nick at Night”, Steiner Cleaners, and Panasonic Portable 8-Track Player.
He has done print adverts for Altoids.
Jimmie Walker Facts
- He was raised in The Bronx, New York.
- With the adult contemporary radio station WRVR, Jimmie Walker ventured into the field of radio engineering.
- He was a vendor at Yankee Stadium during his younger years, starting with the 1964 World Series. He has kept a silver dollar given to him by professional baseball player Mickey Mantle.
- During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, Walker stated that he has never been married nor fathered children but has had many girlfriends.
- On July 11, 2012, he stated that he did not vote for Barack Obama while appearing on The O’Reilly Factor. He also said that he would not vote for him in the 2012 election either.
- Jimmie Walker described himself politically as a “realist independent” in an interview with CNN and revealed that he opposed affirmative action (a set of laws, policies, guidelines, and administrative practices “intended to end and correct the effects of a specific form of discrimination”), saying that it had outlived its usefulness.
- He has claimed that although he was against gay marriage on moral grounds, he believed its legalization should be passed as it was not worth fighting against.
- Walker has also talked about his political beliefs in his autobiography titled Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir.
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