Jimmie Walker

As the lanky, comically over-confident eldest son, J. J., on the popular sitcom "Good Times," (CBS, 1973-79), Jimmie Walker was one of the first African-American comics to achieve mainstream success. His run on the ... Read more »
Born: 06/25/1947

Filmography

Actor (54)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

In the House 1993 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Townsend Television 1993 - 1994, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

2006 BET Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Reality Stars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

70s Soul Jam 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Scrubs 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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You Lie Like a Dog 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Frankenstein Sings 1995 (Movie)

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A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The A-List 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Comics Only 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

3rd Celeb (Actor)

The Guyver 1991 (Movie)

Striker (Actor)

Jimmie Walker & Friends III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Store 15th Year Class Reunion 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bustin' Loose 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Going Bananas 1988 (Movie)

Mozambo (Actor)

Kidnapped 1987 (Movie)

Porno Shop Clerk (Actor)

Water 1986 (Movie)

Jay Jay (Actor)

Doin' Time 1984 (Movie)

Shaker (Actor)

At Ease 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Windshield Wiper Man (Actor)

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas: Palace of Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Boisie Girard (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Rabbit Test 1978 (Movie)

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The Osmond Brothers Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Cotton Club '75 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Let's Do It Again 1975 (Movie)

Bootney Farnsworth (Actor)

Perry Como's Summer of '74 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Rowan and Martin Special 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1973 (Movie)

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B.A.D. Cats (TV Show)

Actor

Good Times (TV Show)

Actor

Matchmaker (TV Show)

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Murder Can Hurt You! (TV Show)

Actor

Telethon (TV Show)

Actor

The Jerk, Too (TV Show)

Actor
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

assistant projectionist (Projectionist)

Biography

As the lanky, comically over-confident eldest son, J. J., on the popular sitcom "Good Times," (CBS, 1973-79), Jimmie Walker was one of the first African-American comics to achieve mainstream success. His run on the popular 1970s sitcom went beyond mere celebrity and transformed the actor into a cultural icon, thanks in large part to his catchphrase "Dy-No-Mite!" which became permanently etched in the public's consciousness, despite Walker's initial reservations in using it. Though he was embraced by white audiences, Walker was the subject of strong criticism from the black community, many of whom felt his character was cartoonish and insulting, particularly because the show centered on a poor inner-city family struggling to get by in a Chicago ghetto. His outlandish depiction of blacks on the show led to tension both on and off the set, causing cast members to air their frustrations in public. Nonetheless, Walker relished an ongoing recognition beyond his "Good Time" years, though he failed to reach that height of popularity ever again.

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