Jimmie Walker

Jimmie Walker

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1947-06-25 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

29 Movies · 21 TV shows

Biography

James Carter Walker Jr. (born June 25, 1947) is an American actor and comedian. Walker is best known for portraying James Evans Jr. ("J.J."), the oldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times, which ran from 1974 to 1979. Walker was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series in 1975 and 1976 for his role. While on the show, Walker's character was known for the catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!" which he also used in his mid–1970s TV commercial for a Panasonic line of cassette and 8-track tape players. He also starred in Let's Do It Again with John Amos, and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened with James Earl Jones. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine.

Personal Life

According to an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, Walker stated he has never been married nor fathered children, but has had many girlfriends. Walker appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on July 11, 2012. He stated that he did not vote for Barack Obama and that he would not vote for him in the 2012 election either. In an interview with CNN, Walker described himself politically as a "realist independent" and stated that he opposed affirmative action, saying that it had outlived its usefulness. He also said that he was against gay marriage on moral grounds, but believed its legalization should be passed, stating it was not worth fighting against.Walker described his political beliefs at length in his autobiography, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir. In it, he called himself a "logicist," who believes in "logic and common sense", holding conservative positions on many issues.Despite rumors that Walker was dating conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter, they are just close friends.

Early Life

Walker was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in The Bronx, New York. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City. Through a New York State funded program known as SEEK, or "Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge," he continued his studies and entered into the field of radio engineering with WRVR. As a young man, Walker was a vendor at Yankee Stadium, starting with the 1964 World Series. He was given a silver dollar by Mickey Mantle, which he still has.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store

2020
This documentary series brings to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at iconic L.A. club The Comedy Store, which over the past 47 years has launched the careers of a breathtaking array o...
A Wrestling Christmas Miracle

A Wrestling Christmas Miracle

2020
An 11-year old wrestler with a perfect record, Kace Gabriel gave up the sport to write and direct a movie. If the film makes Charlie laugh on Christmas Day, it will wake the boy from his coma, he beli...

2019.

2 Movies
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"

2019
Live performances of classic holiday-themed episodes from Norman Lear's hit shows "All in the Family" and "Good Times."
I Am Richard Pryor

I Am Richard Pryor

2019
The documentary tells the story of the legendary performer and legendary social satirist, who overcame race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to America's stages...

2018.

1 Movie
Jimmie JJ Walker & Michael Winslow: We Are Still Here

Jimmie JJ Walker & Michael Winslow: We Are Still Here

2018
Jimmie Walker (best known for his role as J.J. Evans on the popular sitcom, Good Times), and Michael Winslow (best known for his role in all seven Police Academy films), perform in this hilarious one-...

2016.

1 Movie
The Comedian

The Comedian

2016
An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once pl...

2015.

1 Movie
Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine

2015
The double life of Methodist minister's wife catches up to her, as her husband campaigns for Mayor in a small New Jersey town.

2012.

1 Movie
David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around

David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around

2012
While his live-in girlfriend is at work, he sneaks women in and out of his apartment. Desirae and her friends came up with a plan that would give Tyree a taste of his own medicine. It was written by D...

2011.

1 Movie
Super Shark

Super Shark

5.17
2011
A prehistoric shark is released after an offshore drilling accident. Stewart is going to be disrupted by Roger Wade when she arrives. The monster has evolved into a state where it can fly and walk on ...

2009.

2 TV shows
TV
Comedy.TV

Comedy.TV

2009
Some say laughter is the best medicine. It’s true. Standup comedy has been known to cure everything from bad moods and frowns to fits of pouting. So for those who need a heavy dose of hilarity, try a ...
TV
Celebrity Ghost Stories

Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009
Celebrity Ghost Stories is a show on the Biography Channel. On October 3, 2009, the first episode of the series was aired. Celebrity go back to the places of their haunted experiences to find out the ...

2005.

1 TV show
TV
Everybody Hates Chris

Everybody Hates Chris

7.22
2005
Chris was the oldest of three children who lived in Brooklyn, New York. Chris was bused to a predominantly white middle school two hours away by his strict, hard-working parents, who had to keep his s...

2004.

1 TV show
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that premiered on September 13, 2004 in syndication and was distributed by Buena Vista Television.

2002.

1 TV show
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
Scrubs

Scrubs

6.72
2001
John "J.D" Dorian learns about medicine, friendship and life in the real world of Sacred Heart Hospital.
TV
Beat the Geeks

Beat the Geeks

2001
Beat the Geeks is an American comedy game show that aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2002. The show was rerun on The Comedy Network in Canada and reruns currently air on G4techTV Canada and Prime ...

2000.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Son of the Beach

Son of the Beach

2000
A parody of "Baywatch" featuring Malibu Adjacent's Notch Johnson, the world's greatest lifeguard (hardly), and his unit SPF-30.
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth

2000
A masked serial killer is threatening the town of Bulimia Falls. The body count will soon be reported by Hagitha Utslay. Doughy, a former mall security guard, shows up to protect the teenage populatio...

1998.

1 Movie
Plump Fiction

Plump Fiction

6
1998
parodying scenes from other movies

1996.

1 Movie
Ripper

Ripper

1996
An allusive copycat killer of the Jack the Ripper murders appears in the year 2040, and a crime reporter named Jake Quinlan is tasked with attempting to track the killer down using a cyberspace interf...

1995.

2 Movies
Open Season

Open Season

1995
When the television ratings machines suddenly malfunction, public television suddenly, but mistakenly, soars to #1 in this humorous satire.
Monster Mash: The Movie

Monster Mash: The Movie

1995
Two teenagers get trapped in a house with Dr. Frankenstein who wants to transfer one of their brains to his creature.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
ER

ER

5.68
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
But... Seriously

But... Seriously

1994
The comedians give commentary on the events of the 20th century.

1992.

1 Movie
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

6.78
1992
Instead of flying to Florida with his family, Kevin ends up alone in New York, where he gets a hotel room with his dad's credit card. Kevin wants to stop the Wet Bandits from robbing a toy store.

1991.

1 Movie
The Guyver

The Guyver

1991
FBI agent Max Reed is a witness. The researcher is being murdered. Dr. The device known as "The Guyver" was stolen. Sean Barker's girlfriend's father was a doctor. The forensic team investigated the c...

1990.

1 TV show
TV
Blossom

Blossom

6
1990
There was a sitcom on NBC from 1991 to 1995. Mayim Bialik was a teenager living with her father and two brothers. Reo's Impact Zone produced it.

1987.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Going Bananas

Going Bananas

1987
An evil circus owner chases a chimp and his friends through Africa. Not necessarily 'Dyn-O-Mite!', but this silly monkey business is decent family fun.
TV
Bustin' Loose

Bustin' Loose

1987
Bustin' Loose is an American situation comedy that was loosely based on the 1981 film of the same name starring Richard Pryor. The series premiered in first-run syndication in 1987 and lasted for only...
Kidnapped

Kidnapped

1987
A sister is kidnapped on her 16th Birthday.

1985.

3 Movies
Doin' Time

Doin' Time

1985
Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.
Water

Water

1985
A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company discovers a huge source of natural mineral water there.
Imps*

Imps*

1985
Once Upon a Time in a mythical place called Hollywood, a long, long, long time ago in a galaxy not so very far away, a witty group of actors with 38 EMMY Nominations, 3 Academy Award nominations, and ...

1982.

1 TV show
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are both NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of one person who is tough and the other who is sensitive.

1980.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Airplane!

Airplane!

5.58
1980
The persons and events in this film are fictitious - fortunately! A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! features Robert Hays as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an air...
TV
B.A.D. Cats

B.A.D. Cats

1980
A degree from B.A.D. Cats was an American police drama that aired on ABC from January until February 1980 on Friday nights. The acronym B.A.D Cats was used to describe the series.
Murder Can Hurt You!

Murder Can Hurt You!

1980
Spoof of TV crime dramas. Someone is murdering all the great detectives and cops, and it's up to the remaining few to find the killer and stop him.

1979.

1 Movie
The Concorde... Airport '79

The Concorde... Airport '79

5.14
1979
George Kennedy reprises his role as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni in the last of the 'Airport' series, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of t...

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The White Shadow

The White Shadow

1978
The White Shadow is an American drama television series that ran on the CBS network from November 27 1978, to March 16 1981.
Rabbit Test

Rabbit Test

1978
Lionel was on top of a pinball table. He is the first man to have a baby.

1977.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened

The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened

1977
A teenager learns before a basketball tournament that he has leukemia.
TV
The Love Boat

The Love Boat

7.31
1977
The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's...
Telethon

Telethon

1977
The telethon is being held in Las Vegas and the behind-the-scenes intrigues include a murder.

1976.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Joys

Joys

1976
Over fifty of the greatest living comedians are called to a party at Bob Hope's house, where each of them is systematically killed (and their bodies thrown in Hope's pool!). Hope and the rapidly shrin...
TV
Donny & Marie

Donny & Marie

1976
Donny & Marie is an American variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to January 1979. The show stars brother and sister pop duo Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond. Donny had first become popular ...

1975.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Cher

Cher

1975
Emmy Award nominated American variety show.
Let's Do It Again

Let's Do It Again

1975
Two blue-collar workers in Atlanta have promised to raise funds for the Brothers and Sisters of Shaka. They rigged a boxing match to raise money.

1974.

2 TV shows
TV
Tony Orlando and Dawn

Tony Orlando and Dawn

1974
CBS gave the group a television variety show (entitled Tony Orlando and Dawn) from the summer of 1974, after The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour ended its run, until December 1976. The show was in the same...
TV
Good Times

Good Times

10
1974
Good Times aired on CBS from February 8, 1974 to August 1, 1979. Eric Monte and Mike Evans created it. Good Times spin-offs All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The first two seasons were filmed at C...

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts aired on NBC from 1974 to 1984. For a series of 54 specials and shows, Martin would roast a celebrity. The roasts were held at the New York Friars' Club in New York Ci...
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