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Jimmy Walker

Biography

Pianist Jimmy Walker, from the blues picture in Chicago, shouldn’t be confused with Adam “Jim Daddy” Walker, linked likewise towards the blues picture in Kansas Town. The previous was actually given birth to a couple of years sooner than the second option, 1905 instead of maybe 1912, and in addition outstrips in a number of fame markers such as for example having a genuine agreed-upon day of birth in addition to several produces under his personal name. The second option would be where in fact the actual interest would lay for blues followers utilized to the vigor and spark from the Chicago picture. Several complete periods have already been released where this artist kept forth in great independence, playing being a soloist or with drum accompaniment that techniques excellence. Walker uses the documenting medium expressing his wishes, “Getting away from Town” inside a shuffle of the hurry, inquiring just like a lot of other folks concerning “Where’s the amount of money,” rotting aside inside a “Little Town,” and also urging the normal blues inactive to “Seriously, Get Your Morning hours Exercise.” The wonderful Testament label was the first ever to track Walker using the superb 1964 recording entitled Hard and Ready.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jimmy Walker
Height 1.88 m
Weight 82 kg
Profession Professional golfer
Education Theodore Roosevelt High School
Nationality American
Spouse Erin Stiegemeier
Children Beckett Walker, Mclain Walker
Parents James Carter Walker, Lorena Walker
Siblings Beverly Walker
Awards TV Land Impact Icon Award
Albums Still There in My Soul
Movies Let's Do It Again, Airplane!, The Guyver, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Concorde ... Airport '79, Monster Mash, Doin' Time, Plump Fiction, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, The Comedian, Super Shark, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, Going Bananas, Water, Big Money Rustlas, Sweet Lorraine, Imps*, Hospital Arrest, The '70s Soul Jam: Vol. 1, The '70s Soul Jam: Vol. 2, Kidnapped
TV Shows Matchmaker, Bustin' Loose, At Ease, B.A.D. Cats, Good Times


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#Fact
1 His acting mentor was the late Esther Rolle who died on November 17, 1998, at age 78.
2 Walker is not married nor does he have any children.
3 He revealed that he did not have a very good relationship with Esther Rolle on Good Times (1974).
4 He never been married. Many internet sites claim he has been married since 1980 to former actress Jere Fields only due to their convincing appearances together on Tattletales (1974). They were never an actual couple.
5 His character, J.J. Evans, in the 90's, was the inspiration for many characters on shows such as The Wayne Bros, with the character, Marlon Williams.
6 [On the casting of Demond Wilson as Lamont on Sanford and Son (1972)] "It's hard to find a DULL Black man.".
7 Was 26 years old when he started playing teenager J.J. Evans on Good Times (1974).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hospital Arrest 2016 Dr. Gerard Lemon
The Comedian 2016 Jimmie Walker
Renaissance Man 2016 Jim
Sweet Lorraine 2015 Rudy Ray
Mr. Box Office 2012 TV Series Skis Mabley
What Goes Around Comes Around 2012 Video Preacher
Super Shark 2011 Dynamite Stevens (as Jimmie JJ Walker)
Traffic Light 2011 TV Series Swinger Dude
Funny or Die Presents... 2010-2011 TV Series Johnson (segment "It's Gert") / Johnson
Big Money Rustlas 2010 The Husband
Everybody Hates Chris 2006-2008 TV Series Gene / Grandpa Gene
Chasing Robert 2007 Jimmie 'JJ' Walker
Minoriteam 2006 TV Series
A Very Elimidate Christmas 2005 TV Movie Host
George Lopez 2003 TV Series Lionel
Son of the Beach 2002 TV Series Uncle Ben
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series Lewis' Double
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth 2000 Video Pimp
Plump Fiction 1997 Stingy Customer
Ripper 1996 Video Game Soap Beatty
L'histoire du samedi 1996 TV Series
The John Larroquette Show 1996 TV Series Slyde Wilson
Night Stand 1996 TV Series J.J.
Monster Mash: The Movie 1995 Hathaway (as Jimmy Walker)
In the House 1995 TV Series Darryl
Deadly Games 1995 TV Series Talk Show Host
Open Season 1995 Homer (as Jimmy Walker)
The Larry Sanders Show 1994 TV Series Jimmie Walker
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 Celeb #3
The Guyver 1991 Striker (as Jimmy Walker)
Bustin' Loose 1987-1988 TV Series Sonny Barnes
Going Bananas 1987 Mozambo (as Jimmie C. Walker)
Kidnapped 1987 Chester
Stiffs 1985
Doin' Time 1985 Shaker (as Jimmy Walker)
The Love Boat 1977-1985 TV Series Marvin Jones / Marty Kilmer / Wally / ...
Water 1985 Jay Jay
The Fall Guy 1984 TV Series John
The Jerk, Too 1984 TV Movie Card Player (uncredited)
At Ease 1983 TV Series Sgt. Val Valentine
Cagney & Lacey 1983 TV Series Tony Brown
Fantasy Island 1982 TV Series Jay
Today's F.B.I. 1982 TV Series Reggie
Airplane! 1980 Windshield Wiper Man
Murder Can Hurt You! 1980 TV Movie Parks the Pusher
B.A.D. Cats 1980 TV Series Rodney Washington
The Concorde... Airport '79 1979 Boisie
Good Times 1974-1979 TV Series James 'J.J.' Evans, Jr.
Rabbit Test 1978 Umbuto
The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened 1977 TV Movie Morris Bird III
The Bob Hope Show 1977 TV Series
Let's Do It Again 1975 Bootney Farnsworth
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974 TV Series

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Times 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
elimiDATE 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Reality Stars 2005 TV Series Himself
The 70's House 2005 TV Series Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Star Dates 2003 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2002 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Beat the Geeks 2002 TV Series Himself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Scrubs 2001-2002 TV Series Himself
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1996 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1995 TV Series Himself
Blossom 1994 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987-1993 TV Series Himself
Showtime at the Apollo 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest Host
Acting Crazy 1991 TV Series Himself
Match Game 1990 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1989 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1989 TV Series Himself
Offshore Television 1988 TV Series Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1988 TV Series Himself
An Evening of Comedy with Jimmie Walker and Friends 1988 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1976-1987 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Big City Comedy 1986 Video documentary Himself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983-1984 TV Series Himself - Panelist
On Location: The Comedy Store's 11th Anniversary Show 1983 TV Special documentary Himself
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
Dance Fever 1982 TV Series Himself
The John Davidson Show 1980-1982 TV Series Himself
The White Shadow 1980 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1975-1980 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1980 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor / ...
Match Game PM 1980 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Dinah! 1974-1979 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1975-1979 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Namath 1979 TV Special Himself
Cinderella at the Palace 1978 TV Special Himself
Live Wednesday 1978 TV Series Himself
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White 1978 TV Special Himself - Comedian
Battle of the Network Stars IV 1978 TV Special Himself - CBS Team
The 5th Annual American Music Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Telethon 1977 TV Movie Himself
Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 TV Special Himself - CBS Team Captain
The Merv Griffin Show 1974-1977 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Presenter
CBS Galaxy 1977 TV Special Himself - Guest
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Ted Knight 1977 TV Special Himself
The Alan Hamel Show 1977 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Angie Dickinson 1977 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Sweepstakes 1974-1977 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx 1976 TV Special Himself
Battle of the Network Stars 1976 TV Special Himself - CBS Team
Celebrity Bowling 1976 TV Series Himself
Match Game 73 1974-1976 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Tattletales 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1975-1976 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Bob Hope's Bicentennial Star Spangled Spectacular 1976 TV Movie Himself - Cameo
Break the Bank 1976 TV Series Himself
Joys 1976 TV Special Himself
Donny and Marie 1976 TV Series Himself
Donahue 1976 TV Series Himself
Super Night at the Super Bowl 1976 TV Movie Himself - Cameo
New American Bandstand 1965 1975 TV Series Himself
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Himself
The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show 1975 TV Series Himself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Performer
Cotton Club '75 1974 TV Movie Himself
Perry Como's Summer of 74 1974 TV Movie Himself
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Comedy World 1974 TV Series Himself
Sing Sing Thanksgiving 1974 Documentary Himself - Host (as Jimmy Walker)
RCA's Opening Night 1973 TV Movie Himself
Jack Paar Tonite 1973 TV Series Himself
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Steve Harvey 2016 TV Series Himself
TV Land Icon Awards 2016 2016 TV Movie Himself
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016 Documentary Himself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue 2015 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Extra 2015 TV Series Himself - Good Times
Gotham Comedy Live 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Life After 2013 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor 2012 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Who Wants to Date a Comedian? 2011 TV Series Himself
The View 2011 TV Series Himself
Way Black When 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Glee Club
World's Dumbest 2009 TV Series Himself
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet 2009 TV Series Himself
Comedy.TV 2009 TV Series Himself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2007 TV Series Himself - Round Table
Back to the Grind 2007 TV Series Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2007 TV Series Himself
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself
The Real Match Game Story: Behind the Blanks 2006 TV Movie Himself
Urban Rush 2006 TV Series Himself
I've Got a Secret 2006 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Renée 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Rodney Washington
Imps* 2009 Thomas (segment "Man on the Moon")
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years 2004 Video documentary
E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Impact Award TV Land Awards Good Times (1974) · Ralph Carter
· BernNadette Stanis
· John Amos
· Ja'net DuBois

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor - Television Good Times (1974)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor - Television Good Times (1974)


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#Quote
1 Believe me when I tell you I am lucky to be able to get a laugh here and there in America, And that's a constant fight. Showbiz, I will tell you, is like climbing a greasy pole. Sometimes you get to the top and slide right back down again.
2 I think the black actor has a tough time being funny from the standpoint of everything being looked upon as 'coonish'.
3 I'm no actor. I'm a comic who lucked into a good thing.

#Trademark
1 The catchprase "DY-NO-MITE!"

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