J.J. was played by Walker, an American actor, and comedian who has amassed only 1 million in net worth since 2023.Jimmie Walker Net Worth
Early Life and Bio
Full Name James Carter Walker Jr.
Birth Date / Age June 25, 1947 / 74 Years Old
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, USA
Source of Wealth Acting / Comedy
Relationship Status Single
Height 6 ft. 1 in. / 185 cm.
Net Worth $1 Million
James Carter Walker Jr. was born in June of 1947 in the New York City borough of Brooklyn to parents James and Lorena. His father worked as a Pullman Porter, while his mother held various odd-end jobs throughout her life before headlining the nursing department at a local hospital.
Meanwhile, Jimmie witnessed domestic abuse between his abusive dad and his broken-down mom when he was just a kid himself. Born in Brooklyn, then raised in The Bronx, where he attended Theodore Roosevelt High School after entering its SEEK (Search for Education, Evaluation – Knowledge) program which would later lead him into radio engineering due to an internship with WRVR adult radio station.
Jimmie Walker’s Net Worth and Career
In 1969, Walker entered the world of stand-up comedy. Soon after, he caught the attention of producers for Good Times who cast him as JJ Evans Jr. – aka The J.J. on their show between 1974 and 1979. Alongside his work on Good Times, Walker appeared on other iconic shows such as Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The Jack Paar Show, where he’d say his now famous line: Dyn-O-Mite!
Walker’s other notable film appearances were in movies such as Airplane!, Going Bananas, The Guyver, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Notably, he returned to radio by hosting shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS, and KKAR in the ‘90s. In 2012, Walker released an autobiography called Dyn-o-mite! Good Times Bad Times Our Times – A Memoir. Most recently though he has been seen appearing in commercials for Medicare Helpline TV ads.
Somewhat surprisingly, Walker has stated on The Wendy Williams Show that he doesn’t have kids of his own. When asked about whether or not he had ever been married, the African-American religious leader gave an air of mystery before claiming I’m not sure.
In 2012, when speaking to CNN about gay marriage – which was illegal at the time – the preacher said bluntly It’s not worth fighting against.
In his book, Walker delves into his political views and stance on many different issues. He claims to believe in logic and common sense but maintains that he has mixed beliefs when it comes to certain topics–generally leaning conservative. Still, Walker is still touring the country and performing stand-up comedy routines all over the place.
Jimmie Walker’s Net Worth
Jimmy Walker’s net worth of $1 million was amassed over the course of forty years. He had much success as an actor on TV shows such as Good Times and movies too, including The Gangster Chronicles where he starred alongside notable actors such as Omar Sharif and John Cassavetes.
Jimmie Walker FAQ
How old is Jimmie Walker?
Every year, the comedian celebrates his birthday on June 25th. Born in 1947, he will celebrate his 75th anniversary in 2023.
How old was Jimmie Walker on Good Times?
During the show’s first season, Walker was 26 years of his age. However, by the time the series ended, he was about 32 years old.