Jimmie Walker Net Worth (Updated 2022)

What Is Jimmie Walker’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$3 Million
BornJune 25, 1947
Age73 years old
BirthplaceNew York City, U.S.A
Source of WealthActor, Comedian
Last Updated2022

Jimmie Walker is an American comedian and actor. As of 2022, he has a striking net worth of $3 million He portrayed J.J. Evans on the television show “Good Times,” and became famous for his catchphrase, “Dy-no-bug!”.

He also appeared in Let’s Do It Again, co-starring with John Amos, and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, co-starring with James Earl Jones. Walker’s stand-up comedy performance continues to travel the country.

Among other shows, he has appeared on Chelsea Lately, Fantasy Island, and The Drew Carey Show.

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Jimmie Walker Biography/ Wikipedia/ Wiki

Real NameJames Carter Walker Jr.
Known AsJimmie Walker
Birth DateJune 25, 1947
Age 75 years old
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight180.77 lbs (82 kg)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net Worth$3 Million
ProfessionActor, Comedian 

How Was Jimmie Walker’s Early Life and Education?

James Carter Walker Jr. is Jimmie Walker’s real name. He was born on June 25, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, to Lorena and James Sr.

Jimmie attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and participated in the New York State-funded SEEK (Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge) program.

As a teenager, Jimmie worked as a vendor at Yankee Stadium beginning with the 1964 World Series, and Mickey Mantle once gave him a silver dollar.

How Did Jimmie Walker Start His Career?

Walker started his stand-up comedy career in 1969, then, after appearing on the “Jack Paar Show” and “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” the casting director for “Good Times” noticed Jimmie and cast him as James “J.J.” Evans Jr.

Walker received two Golden Globe nominations for the series, which aired 133 episodes over six seasons.”Dy-no-mite!” was a TV program called “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases.”

Walker made his cinematic debut in 1975 in the Sidney Poitier-directed picture “Let’s Do It Again,” followed by “Rabbit Test” in 1978 and “The Concorde… Airport ’79” in 1979.

In 1980, Jimmie featured in the spoof film “Airplane!,” which collected $171 million at the box office, and the TV movie “Murder Can Hurt You,” before landing a guest role on “Fantasy Island” (1982) and “Cagney & Lacey” (1983). 

In 1983, he portrayed Sgt. Val Valentine on the ABC sitcom “At Ease,” and from 1987 to 1988, he portrayed Sonny Barnes on the syndicated series “Bustin’ Loose.” Walker co-starred with Dom DeLuise in the 1987 film “Going Bananas,” and he appeared in the 1991 science-fiction film “The Guyver.

He appeared as a guest star on “The Larry Sanders Show” (1994), “In the House” (1995), “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” (1996), “Scrubs” (2001; 2002), and “Everybody Hates Chris” (2006; 2008), and he hosted radio shows on WOAI, WHIO, KKAR, and WLS in the 1990s.

Jimmie featured in the 2010 film “Big Money Rustlas,” the Syfy film “Super Shark” (2011), and also in the 2012 comedy “What Goes Around Comes Around.

In 2015, he appeared in the film “Sweet Lorraine,” and in 2016, he co-starred in “The Comedian” with Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, and Danny DeVito.

Walker recently starred in the 2020 film “A Wrestling Christmas Miracle.”

Jimmie Walker’s Personal Life

On a 2012 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” Jimmie stated that he has had several girlfriends but has never married or had children.

Walker was rumored to be dating conservative pundit Ann Coulter in 2017, but Coulter responded to the rumors by tweeting, “Best of friends, love him, no romance.”

How Does Jimmie Walker Make His Money?

His primary sources of income from which he has amassed $3 million are as follows:

  • Earnings as an Actor
  • Earning as a Comedian

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Jimmie Walker Films

  • Let’s Do It Again (“Bootney” Farnsworth) – 1975
  • Rabbit Test (Umbuto) – 1978
  • Airplane! (Windshield Wiper Man) – 1980
  • The Guyver (M.C. Striker) – 1991
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Celeb #3) – 1992
  • Big Money Rustlas (Townsperson) – 2010
  • Super Shark (“Dynamite” Stevens) – 2011
  • David E. Talbert’s What Goes Around Comes Around (Preacher) – 2012
  • The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened (Morris Bird III) – 1977
  • Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour (Himself) – 1983-1984
  • Space Ghost Coast to Coast (Himself) – 1996
  • Scrubs (Himself) – 2001-2002
  • George Lopez (Lionel) – 2003
  • Everybody Hates Chris (Gene) – 2006-2008
  • Minoriteam (Fasto’s Grandfather) – 2006
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Good Times (Himself) – 2019

Major Career Highlights

  • Jimmie and his “Good Times” co-stars John Amos, Ralph Carter, Ja’net DuBois, and BernNadette Stanis got an Impact Award at the 2006 TV Land Awards.
  • Walker received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor-Television for the series in 1975 and 1976.
  • Walker appeared as himself on “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Good Times” in 2019, recreating the 1975 episode “The Politicians” with Jay Pharoah as J.J. The special won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special, alongside Andre Braugher, Viola Davis, and Tiffany Haddish (Live).

Jimmie Walker’s Famous 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.”

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“I have a lot of stories to tell because I’ve been down a lot of roads people haven’t been.”

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“The thing I like about astronomy is being outside at night and seeing the stars in a dark sky. It makes you feel small.”

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3 Success Lessons From Jimmie Walker

  • Confidence is important. It’s about being comfortable, feeling comfortable, and managing your time.
  • Things don’t always come easily.
  • As you played well, your confidence grew.


Jimmie Walker is regarded as one of the funniest stand-up comedians of the 1970s. He impressed the casting director and producers of “Good Times” at the time, and he was given a leading role in the CBS sitcom that launched his career.

Walker became a true American sensation despite failing to make millions of dollars during his long career (which spanned five decades). He has appeared in numerous television series, films, talk shows, and reality shows, where he has demonstrated his highly praised acting abilities and ability to make people laugh. 

I hope Jimmie Walker’s success story has inspired you to make the most of your life. As per recent updates, Jimmie Walker has a net worth of $3 million.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Jimmie Walker, such as age, weight, height, biography, wife, etc…

How Old Is Jimmie Walker?

Jimmie Walker is 73 years old and was born on June 25, 1947.

Why Is Jimmie Walker Famous?

Jimmie Walker is well-known for his work as a successful TV actor and comedian.

What Is Jimmie Walker’s Height And Weight?

Jimmie Walker is 6 feet 1 inch tall (1.85 m) and weighs 180.77 lbs (82 kg). 

How Many Children Does Jimmy Walker Have?

Jimmie has no children.

Is Jimmy Walker Married?

Jimmy Walker has never been married and he is not dating anyone as of now.

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