Jimmy Walker

James Carter Walker is best known for his legendary role as J.J. Evans on the hit 1970’s dramedy Good Times. Set in Chicago’s Cabrini Green Housing Projects, the show dealt with the Evans family as they faced struggle and strife with crime, unemployment and making ends meet, but Walker’s abilities as a stand-up comedian always brought the laughs to the unending drama the family faced. Though some took offense to his character’s buffoonery and iconic catchphrase “Dy-no-mite,” J.J. was also one of the first black characters on television who was featured as an artist, using the paintings of Ernie Barnes. Today, Walker continues to tour as a stand-up comic.

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