Jimmie Walker of Good Times Fame Does Stand-Up
Spotted by the casting director for Norman Lear of All in the Family fame, Jimmie Walker accepted a part in Lear's new urban-styled comedy series Good Times in the 1970s. The role of the broadly strutting, wisecracking J.J. Evans would launch him into television superstardom. "Dyn-o-mite!" was the phrase that made him famous nationwide. As Good Times enjoyed a six-year run, Walker's fame grew exponentially. He was the first winner of the NAACP Image Award, and won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He appeared on The Mac Davis Show, Donny and Marie, The John Davidson Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Dinah, The Mike Douglas Show, The Hollywood Squares and the Match Game. In recent years he's made scene-stealing appearances on The George Lopez Show, Everybody Hates Chris with Chris Rock, and Scrubs. But despite all Walker's successes on the big and small screens, stand-up comedy remains his first love. He currently tours the country 35-45 weeks a year performing live, now you can see him live when he hits the stage of The Comedy Loft at the Bier Baron Tavern in D.C.
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