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James Carter Walker was born on 25 June 1947, in The Bronx, New York City USA, and is an actor and comedian, even now perhaps best remembered for his role in the television show “Good Times”, which aired from 1974 to 1979. During his career, Jimmie has been nominated for and has won such awards as Golden Globe Award and TV Land Award. Although Walker is now 68 years old, he still continues performing his stand-up comedy routines and portraying various roles.
If you consider how rich Jimmie Walker is, it can be said that Jimmie’s estimated net worth is $500,000. Jimmie gained a lot of money through his stand-up comedy routines and tours that he has made. Of course, his appearances in various television shows and movies have also contributed to this sum of money.
Jimmie Walker Net Worth $500,000
Jimmie studied at the Theodore Roosevelt High School and later got an opportunity to work at the radio station called “WRVR”, where he learned a lot about radio engineering. Soon he became more acclaimed in this industry, and also worked with the station,“KAGB”. This was the time when Walker’s net worth really began growing. In 1969 Jimmie became interested in stand-up comedy and he soon started performing himself. He has appeared in such shows as “Jack Paar Show” and “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In”. Soon Jimmie even had the opportunity to release his own stand-up comedy album, called “Dyn-o-mite”. This had a huge impact on the growth of Jimmie Walker’s net worth.
Because of his successful performances as a stand-up comedian, Jimmie received an invitation to appear in the show called “Good Times”. In 1974 it aired its first season and soon became really popular among audiences. During the making of this show, Jimmie had an opportunity to work with such actors as Janet Jackson, Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ralph Carter, Johnny Brown and others. “Good Times” aired until 1979 and it was one of the main sources of Jimmie Walker’s net worth. After this show Walker became more acclaimed and popular in the industry, and gained more and more invitations to appear in shows and movies. Some of them include, “Plump Fiction”, “Airplane!”, “Big Money Rustlas”, “At Ease”, “Scrubs”, “Chelsea Lately” and others. All these appearances also increased Jimmie’s net worth. Overall, Jimmie has worked on and appeared in more than 40 television shows and movies. This only proves the fact that he is a very talented and hard-working person.
If to talk about Jimmie Walker’s personal life, it can be said that according to him, he neither has a wife nor children. Jimmie has strong political beliefs and is not afraid to talk about them in public. Walker has stated that he supports the system of universal health care, legalization of gay marriage and amnesty for children of illegal immigrants. Walker is a very determined person, who is not afraid to express himself. As mentioned, Jimmie is still continuing his career as a stand-up comedian and actor. That is why he still remains very popular and acclaimed in the industry.
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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!"|