Jimmie Walker is best known for starring as James Evans, Jr. (J.J.), the oldest son of Florida and James Evans, Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times which originally ran from 1974–1979. Walker was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series in 1975 and 1976 for his role. While on the show, Walker’s character was known for the catchphrase “Dy-no-mite!” which he also used in his mid–1970s TV commercial for a Panasonic line of cassette and 8-track tape players. He also starred in Let’s Do It Again with John Amos, and The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened with James Earl Jones. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine.
Walker has made guest appearances on The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Larry Sanders Show, Son of the Beach, The Drew Carey Show, The John Larroquette Show, Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, Scrubs, Star Dates, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, Chelsea Lately and Lincoln Heights. He also appeared in films such as Rabbit Test (1978), The Concorde … Airport ’79 (1979), Airplane! (1980), Water (1985), Doin’ Time (1985), The Guyver (1991), Monster Mash (1995) and Plump Fiction (1997). Aside from guest appearances, he starred in the short-lived television series At Ease in 1983 and Bustin’ Loose in 1987. In 2011, Walker appeared in a Syfy channel movie Super Shark. In 2012, Jimmie Walker’s autobiography Dyn-o-mite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times – A Memoir, was published. In 2012, Walker announced the release of his official app developed by Monty Goulet for iOS.
Jimmie Walker will be appearing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Booth TBA.
Selfies or Tableside Photos: $TBA
Jimmie Walker will take part in a Q&A that is open to all attendees and included in the price of admission to Raleigh Supercon.
Jimmie Walker’s schedule will be posted here approximately two weeks before the event.