Jimmie Walker

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: James Carter Walker Jr.
  • Birth Place: Bronx, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/25/1947, Cancer
  • Profession: Writer; comedian; actor
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Jimmie Walker 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. 
  • Jimmie Walker Relationships:
  • James Carter Walker Sr. - Father
  • Lorena Walker - Mother
  • Beverly Walker - Sister
  • Jimmie Walker Awards:
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee

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