Jimmie Walker is a well-established actor and comedian. He played several remarkable roles in sitcoms and other television series. His breakthrough performance was in “Good Time” for which he got recognition worldwide.
As of 2023, Jimmie Walker's net worth is estimated to be $1,000,000.
|Given Name||James Carter Walker Jr.|
|Famous Name||Jimmie Walker|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actor, Comedian|
|Date of Birth||June 25, 1947|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Jimmie Walker was born in Brooklyn, New York, the United States of America on the 25th of June, 1947. He was given the name “James Carter Walker Jr.” after his birth but later he got famous with the name “Jimmie Walker”.
His mother did several odd jobs like nursing. But eventually, she became the head of the same department. His father was a Pullman porter. So, he belongs to a middle-class family. He spent his childhood in a black neighborhood.
His early childhood memories include the violent behavior of his father towards his mother. He remembered his mother going to the job with bruises all over his face and body. He couldn’t do much that time as he was just a kid.
He grew up watching different roles of black men on Television. His interest started developing in acting and he decided to become an actor. He was also aware of his remarkable sense of humor and he decided to turn this skill into his career.
He also loved to play football when he was young. But he was not that good at it, so he had to quit his passion for becoming a football player.
As far as his education is concerned, he had to leave school first to do a job. He was quite fed up with the atmosphere of his home. But later, he realized that education is compulsory to live a successful life. He resumed his studies and attended night classes to complete his degree. Meanwhile, he developed an interest in Radio Engineering and became a part of the “SEEK” program. After getting proper training from here, he started working in the radio industry.
He started as a radio engineer but soon he realized that it is not his thing. He saw the potential in an acting career and switched to it. He worked as a stand-up comedian from where he got the attention of the people and producers. The director of “Good Times” offered him a role of an unconventional young man immediately. Both the audience and critics appreciated his performance and the show itself became a massive hit. That is how his career as a comedian took off. He also got a nomination for his role in the category of “Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series” for the “Golden Globe” award.
In 1975, he appeared in his comedy film debut named “Let’s Do It Again”. It was a huge success that everyone loved. Later, he proved his acting skills in another movie “Rabbit Test”. It was a supporting role but he performed it quite well. Initially, the movie got bad reviews from the audience but later it became a success at the box office.
His other projects “Airplane!”, “Today’s FBI”, “Cagney & Lacey”, “Fantasy Land”, “At Ease”, and a lot more. His role as “Sonny Barnes” is also worth mentioning that he performed in the sitcom “Bustin’ Loose”. He played roles in TV series and films as well which include “Super Shark”, “Big Money Rustlas”, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Scrubs”, and more.
Jimmie Walker has never talked much about his personal life. According to him, he has neither married to anyone nor has he any children. He admitted having affairs with a lot of girls but didn’t reveal the names of any of them.
Jimmie Walker is not active on any social media platforms.
Jimmie Walker is a renowned actor and comedian. He has achieved a lot of milestones in his life so far. He is still involved in acting and comedy projects. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
Jimmie Walker has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Lee Hyun Wook, Nicole Hayden, Vincent Oshana, Vaneza Pitynski, Clint Howard, Robert Horton, John Hopkins, Cécile Paoli, and Steven Arnold.