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He symbolized the 70s American dream of success -- the former kid from the ghetto who rose to wisecracking TV superstardom. While in his element as the broadly strutting, gleamy-toothed J.J. Evans of the popular urban-styled sitcom Good Times (1974), Jimmie Walker lived the extremely good life. Following the series' demise, however, reality again ... See full bio »

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Known For

Good Times
Good Times James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
(1974-1979)
Airplane!
Airplane! Windshield Wiper Man
(1980)
The Guyver
The Guyver Striker
(1991)

Filmography

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 2016 Hospital Arrest
Dr. Gerard Lemon
 2016 The Comedian
Jimmie Walker
 2015 Sweet Lorraine
Rudy Ray
 2012 Mr. Box Office (TV Series)
Skis Mabley
- Marcus Drops a Bomb (2012) ... Skis Mabley
 2012 What Goes Around Comes Around (Video)
Preacher
 2011 Super Shark
Dynamite Stevens (as Jimmie JJ Walker)
 2011 Traffic Light (TV Series)
Swinger Dude
- Bonebag (2011) ... Swinger Dude
 2010-2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Johnson (segment "It's Gert") / Johnson
- Episode #2.4 (2011) ... Johnson (segment "It's Gert")
- Episode #1.11 (2010) ... Johnson
 2010 Big Money Rustlas
The Husband
 2006-2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Gene / Grandpa Gene
- Everybody Hates Gambling (2007) ... Grandpa Gene
- Everybody Hates Funerals (2006) ... Gene
 2007 Chasing Robert
Jimmie 'JJ' Walker
 2006 Minoriteam (TV Series)
- Balactus: Part II (2006) ... (voice)
 2005 A Very Elimidate Christmas (TV Movie)
Host
 2003 George Lopez (TV Series)
Lionel
- Dubya, Dad and Dating: Part 1 (2003) ... Lionel
 2002 Son of the Beach (TV Series)
Uncle Ben
- Three Days of the Condom (2002) ... Uncle Ben
 2001-2002 Scrubs (TV Series)
Jimmie Walker
- My Blind Date (2002) ... Jimmie Walker
- My Bad (2001) ... Jimmie Walker
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Lewis' Double
- What's Wrong with This Episode IV (2001) ... Lewis' Double (as Jimmy Walker)
 1997 Plump Fiction
Stingy Customer
 1996 Night Stand (TV Series)
J.J.
- Night Stand Lite (1996) ... J.J.
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Soap Beatty
 1996 L'histoire du samedi (TV Series)
- Chienne de vie (1996) ... (as Jimmy Walker)
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Slyde Wilson
- Copies (1996) ... Slyde Wilson
 1995 Monster Mash: The Movie
Hathaway (as Jimmy Walker)
 1995 In the House (TV Series)
Darryl
- Nanna Don't Play (1995) ... Darryl
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series)
Talk Show Host
- The Camp Counselor: Part 1 (1995) ... Talk Show Host
 1995 Open Season
Homer (as Jimmy Walker)
 1994 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Jimmie Walker
- The Gift Episode (1994) ... Jimmie Walker
 1991 The Guyver
Striker (as Jimmy Walker)
 1987-1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
Sonny Barnes
- It's a Pizza Cake (1988) ... Sonny Barnes
- What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1988) ... Sonny Barnes
- It's a Great Big Wonderful World (1988) ... Sonny Barnes
- Rudeo and Tricia-ette (1988) ... Sonny Barnes
- Nostalgia Ain't What It Used to Be (1988) ... Sonny Barnes
 1987 Going Bananas
Mozambo (as Jimmie C. Walker)
 1987 Kidnapped
Chester
 1985 Stiffs
 1985 Doin' Time
Shaker (as Jimmy Walker)
 1977-1985 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Marvin Jones / Marty Kilmer / Wally / ...
- Till Death Do Us Part-Maybe/Locked Away/Chubs (1978) ... The Late Mickey Garner
 1985 Water
Jay Jay
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
John
- Losers Weepers: Part 1 (1984) ... John
 1984 The Jerk, Too (TV Movie)
Card Player (uncredited)
 1983 At Ease (TV Series)
Sgt. Val Valentine
- The Tar Creek Chronicles (1983) ... Sgt. Val Valentine
- Maxwell's People (1983) ... Sgt. Val Valentine
- Valentine's Day (1983) ... Sgt. Val Valentine
- The Tar Creek Sting (1983) ... Sgt. Val Valentine
- A PFC and a Gentleman (1983) ... Sgt. Val Valentine
 1983 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Tony Brown
- Chop Shop (1983) ... Tony Brown
 1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jay
 1982 Today's F.B.I. (TV Series)
Reggie
- Bank Job (1982) ... Reggie
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Jimmie Walker
- If Your Number's Up, Get It Down (1980) ... Jimmie Walker
 1980 Airplane!
Windshield Wiper Man
 1980 Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Movie)
Parks the Pusher
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
Rodney Washington
- Pilot (1980) ... Rodney Washington
 1974-1979 Good Times (TV Series)
James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
- The Physical (1979) ... James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr. (credit only)
 1978 Rabbit Test
Umbuto
 1977 The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (TV Movie)
Morris Bird III
 1977 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Blue Cross Doctor - Cameo
- Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Tribute to Vaudeville (1977) ... Blue Cross Doctor - Cameo
 1975 Let's Do It Again
Bootney Farnsworth
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Dy-No-Mite" (Buddah Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jimmie & Samantha | Jimmie C. Walker | Jimmie JJ Walker | Jimmy Walker

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Esther Rolle and John Amos who played his parents on Good Times (1974)] "I've been speaking to you for two or three minutes. That's longer than I ever talked to them. I wasn't angry at them. We just didn't talk." See more »

Trivia:

He revealed that he did not have a very good relationship with Esther Rolle on Good Times (1974). During the show's run, Rolle was very critical of the J.J. Evans character believing that he was a poor role model to the black community. She even left the series for a season in a dispute over the character. See more »

Trademark:

The catchprase "DY-NO-MITE!"

Nickname:

J.J.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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