​Is Jimmie Walker Of 'Good Times' Still Alive? Have A Look At His Age, Married Life And Net Worth

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Jimmie Walker is an American comedian, mostly recognized for his role as James Evans Jr. in the TV series Good Times. He succeeded in gaining hundreds and thousands of fans from the series. Still, the comedian is known by his on-screen name rather than his real name. So, you might have figured out the Good Times' impact on his life, right?

Besides, Jimmie is known for appearing in series like At Ease (1983), Scrubs(2001), Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Good Times (2019), and many more.

Plus, the comedian is credited for featuring in many movies. Those films include Super Shark (2011), David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around (2012), etc. 

As a result, Jimmie has been a living legend in the field of comedy and acting. So, how was his early life, and what has he achieved so far? Then, to know more about him, let's jump to the article below.

Jimmie Walker Bio - Age, And Early Childhood

Jimmie was born on 25th June 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. As of writing this article, he is 74 years old. And he secures Cancer as his birth sign.

Though the comedian is living a comfortable life now, it was completely hard while growing up. Not only this but, he had to struggle financially to live. For this reason, Jimmie even had to drop out of the educational institution for a short span.

Some Quick Facts About Jimmie Walker:

Famous Name

Jimmie Walker



Date Of Birth

25th June 1947



Sexual Identity


Net Worth

$800K - $1 Million

Marital Status



6 feet and 1 inch (1.8 meters)

Detail On Jimmie Walker Parents - Father, Mother, And Siblings

Jimmie was born to his father, James Carter Walker, and his mother, Lorena Walker. By profession, James was a Pullman Porter. In contrast, the comedian's mother used to do odd works and was the head of the nursing department of one of the hospitals.

While growing up, Jimmie had to encounter domestic violence and assault on his birth mother. The actor's birth father was violent and assaultive. Also, most of the time, Lorena (Jimmie's mother) used to go to work with bruises on her body.

However, no matter how brutally James used to beat Lorena, the latter never complained to the police. So, Jimmie had a hard childhood.

Besides, Jimmie spent his early days with his brother, Beverly Walker.

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Which School Did Jimmie Walker Go To? Info On His Education

Jimmie attended Theodore Roosevelt High School. But, due to his unfavorable circumstances at his home, he left the school in between. But, he soon realized the importance of education and took evening classes at the Theodore.

Later, the comedian got training in radio engineering via the government's program, SEEK. Also, through the SEEK, Jimmie trained in announcing.

Jimmie Walker Body Measurements - Height And Weight

Jimmie is gifted with decent height. He is 6 feet and 1 inch (1.8 meters) tall. 

Likewise, he weighs 82 kg (180lbs.). Still, in his mid-70s, the comedian has kept himself fit. Besides, the information on his waist, chest, and hips is uncovered.

Jimmie Walker Nationality And Ethnicity

The comedian was born and brought up in the United States of America. So, he holds an American nationality.

Similarly, Jimmie belongs to Afro-American ethnical background.

Is Jimmie Walker Married? Wife, And Dating History

From the time Jimmie made his debut in the Hollywood industry, he has kept his romantic life private. So, most people assumed he was a married man but, it all went in vain.

Back in 2012, in one of the interviews, Jimmie said that he had never married. Also, the comedian stated that he has no children of his own. However, Walker shared that he had many romantic relationships.

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Detail On Jimmie Walker Career As A Comedian And An Actor

Will you believe me if I say that Jimmie never had a dream of becoming a comedian until he got to do a stand-up comedy in 1969. Before, Walker worked at the Yankee stadium and worked as a vendor. Then, his knowledge and training in radio engineering led him to serve at the radio station WRVR.

During his working period at the WRVR, Jimmie understood that there is great career scope in comedy. As a result, he began focusing on his stand-up comedy. 

Next, Jimmie got to perform as a stand-up comedian from 1969. Luckily, one of the casting directors of the Good Times discovered him after his appearance on Jack Paar Show and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.

Then, Walker appeared in the hit series Good Times. And this gave him a massive breakthrough. Even the comedian received a nomination in Golden Globe for the 'Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series for the Good Times.

Until now, Jimmie has starred in television shows like Tattletales (1974), Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974), The Love Boat (1977), and more. 

Likewise, Walker has made his appearance in almost nine films, including  Let's Do It Again (1975), Rabbit Test (1978), Airplane! (1980), Going Bananas (1988), The Guyver (1991), Big and Money Rustlas (2010). Plus, his other movies include Super Shark (2012) and David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around (2012).

Some Of Jimmie Walker Quotes:

  • There are so many people that dislike you all the time, so when somebody loves anything that you do, you go 'Yes! Finally!' Even if it means the dyn-o-mite thing.
  • The world hates us, but the bottom line is we're gonna have to show the world why they hate us by bombing the hell out of some people that have been hurting us. That's all. That's the end of it.

What Is Jimmie Walker Net Worth?

The comedian and an actor also earned huge money via his profession. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jimmie has about $800K net worth

As he is still active and does comedy tours, his total fortune will most likely increase in the coming years.

Interesting Facts About Jimmie Walker

  • Jimmie is not active on any social media, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
  • His birth name is James Carter Walker Jr.
  • Jimmie is a Christian.
  • The comedian describes himself as the Realist Independent. And Walker even stated that he didn’t vote for then-president Barack Obama.
  • He is renowned for his catchphrase, "Dyn-O-Mite!".