Walker, Jimmie 1947(?)–

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WALKER, Jimmie 1947(?)–

(Jimmie C. Walker, Jimmy Walker)


Full name, James Carter Walker; born June 25, 1947 (some sources say 1948 or 1949), in Bronx, NY.


Agent—International Creative Management, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Comedian and actor. As a comedian, has performed in nightclubs and concert halls throughout the United States; KKAR–AM 1180, Omaha, NB, talk show host; appeared in television commercials for Dr. Pepper, c. late 1970s, Little Caesar's Pizza, 1993, and Bell Atlantic, 2000; appeared in print and outdoor advertising for Altoids, c. 1990s—; also worked as disc jockey and radio engineer. Los Angeles Free Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, honorary chair, 1977.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nominations, best supporting actor—television, 1975, 1976, both for Good Times; named Most Popular TV Performer by Family Circle (magazine), 1975; also named Comedian of the Decade by Time (magazine).


Film Appearances:

Himself, Sing Sing Thanksgiving, 1974.

Bootney Farnsworth, Let's Do It Again, Warner Bros., 1975.

(As Jimmy Walker) Umbuto, Rabbit Test, AVCO–Embassy, 1978.

Boise Girard, The Concorde—Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, The Concorde, S.O.S. Concorde, and Airport '80: The Concorde), Universal, 1979.

Windshield wiper man, Airplane! (also known as Flying High), Paramount, 1980.

(As Jimmy Walker) Shaker, Doin' Time, Warner Bros., 1985.

Jay Jay, Water (also known as Water: The Movie), Rank, 1985.

Chester, porno shop clerk, Kidnapped, Hickmar Productions, 1987.

(As Jimmie C. Walker) Mozambo, My African Adventure (also known as Going Bananas), Cannon Films, 1987.

Himself, Invasion of the Space Preachers (also known as Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers), 1990.

(As Jimmy Walker) Striker, The Guyver (also known as Mutronics), New Line Cinema, 1991.

Third celebrity, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (also known as Home Alone II), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

(As Jimmy Walker) Hathaway, Monster Mash: The Movie (also known as Frankenstein Sings), 1995.

Stingy customer, Plump Fiction, Legacy Releasing, 1997.

Pimp, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, 2000.

Also appeared in Deadly Serious.

Television Appearances; Series:

James "J. J." Evans, Jr., Good Times, CBS, 1974–79.

Rodney Washington, B.A.D. Cats, ABC, 1980.

Sergeant Val Valentine, At Ease, ABC, 1983.

Sonny Barnes, Bustin' Loose, syndicated, 1987.

Also appeared as host, Matchmaker, syndicated; recurring role in Townsend Television, Fox.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Morris Bird III, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened, CBS, 1977.

Himself, Telethon, ABC, 1977.

Parks the pusher, Murder Can Hurt You!, ABC, 1977.

(As Jimmy Walker) Homer, Open Season, HBO, 1996.

(As Jimmy Walker) Chienne de vie, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Card player, The Jerk, Too, NBC, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Rowan and Martin Laugh–In Special, NBC, 1974.

Perry Como's Summer of '74, CBS, 1974.

Cotton Club '75, NBC, 1974.

The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World of the Super Bowl, NBC, 1974.

Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1976, 1977, and 1978.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dan Haggerty, NBC, 1977.

General Electric's All–Star Anniversary, ABC, 1978.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Betty White, NBC, 1978.

The Osmond Brothers Special, ABC, 1978.

U.S. against the World II, ABC, 1978.

Cinderella at the Palace (also known as Las Vegas Palace of Stars), CBS, 1979.

The Comedy Store Fifteenth Year Class Reunion, NBC, 1988.

An Evening of Comedy with Jimmie Walker and Friends, 1988.

And Evening of Comedy with Jimmie Walker and Friends II, 1989.

Jimmie Walker & Friends III, Showtime, 1990.

The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday, NBC, 1992.

A 70's Celebration: The Beat Is Back, NBC, 1993.

But … Seriously, Showtime, 1994.

Himself, Good Times: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Himself, The Comedy Store: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Himself, Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (documentary), TV Land, 2002.

Host, 70s Soul Jam, PBS, 2002.

Himself, Richard Pryor: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, $10,000 Pyramid, 1974.

Himself, Match Game 73, CBS, 1974, 1975, 1976.

Himself, Cher, CBS, 1975.

Himself, The Midnight Special, NBC, 1975, 1976.

The Gladys Knight and the Pips Show, NBC, 1975.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1976, 1980, 1987.

Arnold, "The Captain and the Lady/One if By Land/Centerfold," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977.

The late Mickey Garner, "Till Death Do Us Part, Maybe/Chubs/Locked Away," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978.

Wally, "The Brotherhood of the Sea/Letter to Babycakes/Daddy's Pride," The Love Boat, ABC, 1979.

Marvin Jones, "The Mallory Quest/Two Hours/The Offer/Julie, the Vamp: Parts 1 & 2," The Love Boat, ABC, 1980.

Himself, "If Your Number's Up, Get It Down," The White Shadow, CBS, 1980.

Reggie, "Bank Job," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1982.

"The Beautiful Skeptic/The Lost Platoon," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1982.

Himself, "Week 4," Just Men!, 1983.

Tony Brown, "Chop Shop," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1983.

John, "Losers Weepers: Part 1," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1984.

"Charmed, I'm Sure/Ashes to Ashes/No Dad of Mine," The Love Boat, ABC, 1985.

The New Celebrity Bowling, syndicated, 1987.

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993.

Himself, Later with Bob Costas, NBC, 1988.

Himself, "Beach Blanket Blossom: Part 2," Blossom, NBC, 1994.

Himself, "The Gift Episode," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1994.

Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003.

Talk show host, "The Camp Counselor: Part 1," Deadly Games, UPN, 1995.

(Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1995.

Darryl, "Nanna Don't Play," In the House, UPN, 1995.

Voice of himself, "Surprise," Space Ghost Coast to Coast (animated), Cartoon Network, 1996.

Slyde Wilson, "Copies," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1996.

Himself, The Chris Rock Show, HBO, 1997.

Lewis' double, "What's Wrong with This Episode IV," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2001.

Himself, "Classic Television," Weakest Link, NBC, 2001.

Himself, "My Bad," Scrubs, NBC, 2001.

Himself, "My Blind Date," Scrubs, NBC, 2002.

Uncle Ben, "Three Days of the Condom," Son of the Beach, F/X, 2002.

Himself, Beat the Geeks, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, "Jimmie Walker," Star Dates, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

"Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 60–41," E's 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Lionel, "Dubya, Dad, and Dating: Parts 1 & 2," George Lopez, ABC, 2003.

Made television debut in The Jack Paar Show, NBC; also appeared in The Mac Davis Show, NBC; Donny and Marie, ABC; The John Davidson Show, NBC; The Merv Griffin Show, syndicated; Dinah, syndicated; The Mike Douglas Show, syndicated; The Hollywood Squares, syndicated; Celebrity Sweepstakes, syndicated; Match Game PM, syndicated; You're Like a Dog, Animal Planet; as J. J., "Night Stand Lite," Night Stand; himself, The A–List, Comedy Central.



Recorded Dyn–o–mite, Buddah Records.

Video Games:

Voice of Soap Betty, Ripper, 1996.