Fast Facts

  • Discovered a talent for comedic writing while enrolled in an English class at a post high-school educational program. 
  • During the early years of his stand-up comedy career, he emceed at venues like the Apollo Theater in New York and the Uptown Theater in Philadelphia, PA.   
  • Dubbed "Comedian of the Decade" by Time magazine in 1969.
  • First major TV appearance was in 1973 on Jack Paar Tonite.
  • Helped coin the Good Times catch phrase "Dyn-o-mite," which was also the title of his 1975 comedy album.  
  • Wrote Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times—A Memoir in 2012.

Awards

  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee

Relationships

  • James Carter Walker Sr. — Father
  • Lorena Walker — Mother
  • Beverly Walker — Sister

Details

  • Birth Name: James Carter Walker Jr.
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Birthday: June 25, 1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Writer, Comedian, Actor
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