Walker is a well-known American actor and comedian for his portrayal of James Evans Jr. (“J.J.”) on the CBS sitcom Good Times. As of 2022, Jimmie Walker’s net worth is only $1 million.
James Carter Walker Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York City, in June 1947 to James and Lorena Walker. His father was a Pullman Porter, while his mother worked various jobs and oversaw the nursing department of a local hospital for a time.
As a child, Jimmie was forced to watch his father commit domestic violence against his mother.
Walker was born in Brooklyn but ultimately raised in The Bronx. There, he attended high school at Theodore Roosevelt. Through the SEEK (Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge) program, he continued his education.
Interestingly, he entered the world of radio engineering via the adult radio station WRVR.
Jimmie Walker Career and Net Worth
In 1969, Walker began his stand-up comedy career. Shortly thereafter, the casting director for Good Times noticed him. Jimmie was also making appearances on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In and the Jack Paar Show about this time.
From 1974 through 1979, Walker portrayed James Evans Jr. (J.J.) in the CBS series Good Times. Walker gained popularity with his catchphrase “Dyn-o-mite!” which he uttered in every episode.
The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, At Ease, and Bustin’ Loose are among Walker’s other significant television appearances. Then came Airplane!, Going Bananas, The Guyver, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where he played his most memorable roles.
Notably, in the 1990s he returned to radio by anchoring shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS, and KKAR.
Walker published his autobiography entitled Dyn-o-mite! in 2012. A memoir entitled Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times.
In recent years, the actor has starred in Medicare Helpline TV advertising.
Walker stated on The Wendy Williams Show, rather surprise, that he has never been married and has no children.
In 2012, he stated to CNN that he opposed gay marriage on moral grounds, but believed that it should be legalized. He stated, “It is not worth fighting for.”
In his autobiography, Walker elaborated on his political views, claiming that he believes in “logic and common sense” and that he leans conservative on most subjects.
Actually, Walker is still performing his stand-up comedy routine and travelling the country.
Jimmie Walker Net Worth
Since the mid-1970s, when he began appearing on Good Times, Jimmie Walker’s net worth has been estimated at $1 million. Walker’s career was fairly successful and memorable due to his television and cinema performances and his other minor accomplishments.
Jimmie Walker FAQ
How old is Jimmie Walker?
The comedian celebrates his birthday on June 25 each year. Walker, who was born in 1947, will turn 75 years old in the summer of 2022.
How old was Jimmie Walker on Good Times?
Walker was 26 years old during the series’ first season. At the conclusion of the show, he was around 32 years old.