Jimmie Walker’s Net Worth: How Much Has This Person Made This Year?

jimmie walker net worth

American comedian and actor James Carter Walker Jr. has a $1 Million Net Worth. In the 1974–1979 CBS television series Good Times, Walker played James Evans Jr. (“J.J.”), the elder son of Florida, and James Evans Sr. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1975 and 1976 for his performance.

Walker’s character on the show frequently uttered the catchphrase “Dyn-O-Mite!,” which he also used in his 2021 Medicare commercial and a mid-1970s TV ad for a Panasonic cassette range and 8-track tape recorders.

Alongside John Amos, he co-starred in Let’s Do It Again and James Earl Jones in The Greatest Thing That Happened. With his stand-up comedy act, Walker is still touring the nation.

Personal Information:

Full NameJames Carter Walker Jr.
Birth Date / AgeJune 25, 1947 / 74 Years Old
Birth PlaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Source of WealthActing / Comedy
Relationship StatusSingle
Height6 ft. 1 in. / 185 cm.
Net Worth$1 Million

Net Worth of Jimmie Walker

Since the mid-1970s, when he was cast in the Good Times series, Jimmie Walker’s net worth has been estimated at $1 million. Walker has a mediocrely successful and noteworthy career thanks to his involvement in television, films, and other little projects.

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Initial Years

jimmie walker net worth

On June 25, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, Jimmie Walker was given the name James Carter Walker Jr. Mother Lorena, father James Sr., and sister Beverly all resided in The Bronx where he was raised. Lorena was the director of the nursing division of a hospital, and James Sr. was a Pullman porter.

Jimmie participated in the SEEK program, which was financed by the state of New York, while he was a student at Theodore Roosevelt High School.

Walker discovered radio engineering through SEEK, and the NYC radio station WRVR employed him after he did. Jimmie worked at Yankee Stadium as a seller as a teenager beginning with the 1964 World Series, and Mickey Mantle once gave him a silver dollar.

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Walker started a full-time job with WRVR in 1967, the radio station operated by the Riverside Church. After appearing on the Jack Paar Show and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in 1969, Walker started performing as a stand-up comedian. After this, the casting director for Good Times eventually saw him.

jimmie walker net worth

At the height of his success with the Good Times, he eventually only put out one stand-up comedy CD, Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records (5635). Walker, who played a much younger character on Good Times in the 1974–1975 season, was 26 years old at the time. Walker was just eight years older than John Amos, the actor who played Walker’s father on Good Times.

Walker attributes the phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” that Rich made Walker use on each episode to him as producer and director, which he coined. The concept was met with skepticism by both Walker and executive producer Norman Lear, but the audience took to the expression and Walker’s persona.

Walker did not get along with the series’ star, Esther Rolle, both off- and on-screen because she and Amos disapproved of Walker’s growing zany character and his popularity, and Walker was stung by their dislike. Amos left the show due to his dissatisfaction (before Rolle), which made Walker the show’s star. The sole Good Times celebrity to skip Rolle’s funeral was Walker.

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Personal Life:

jimmie walker net worth

Jimmie revealed that he has had several partners but has never been married or had children during a 2012 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show.” Walker and conservative commentator Ann Coulter were allegedly dating in 2017, but Coulter denied the reports with a tweet that said, “Best of friends, adore him, no romance.”

Jimmie has identified as a “realist independent” in terms of politics and has stated that he is against affirmative action. His moral opposition to homosexual marriage, he said in a 2012 CNN interview, “should be passed because the battle is not worth the conflict,” despite his support for it legally.

Walker declared on “Fox News” in 2017 that “I’m for probably 90% of the things he does” and expressed his support for Donald Trump.

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