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16 Superb Truths On Jimmie Walker

1. James Carter “Jimmie” Walker, Jr. ; in which he was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series in 1975 and 1976.

2. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine.

3. Through a federal program known as SEEK, or “Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge,” he continued his studies and entered into the field of radio engineering with WRVR.

4. He was given a silver dollar by Mickey Mantle, which he still has.

5. Walker was very friendly with Gary Cohen, who went on to be operations manager at Yankee Stadium.

6. In 1967, Walker began working full-time with WRVR, the radio station of the Riverside Church.

7. During 1975 Walker was also a weekend personality on contemporary R&B music station KAGB 103.9 FM licensed to Inglewood in the Los Angeles market.

8. He eventually released one stand-up comedy album during the height of his Good Times popularity: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records .

9. Walker credits producer/director John Rich for inventing “Dy-no-mite!” which Rich insisted Walker say on every episode.

10. Dissatisfaction led Amos , to leave the show, making Walker the star of the show.

11. Walker appeared on The Tonight Show and Match Game during the 1970s and early 1980s.

12. He also appeared on the 1990 revival of Match Game and various game shows during that era.

13. Walker has made guest appearances on Badge 373, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Larry Sanders Show, Son of the Beach, The Drew Carey Show, The John Larroquette Show, In the House, Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, Scrubs, Star Dates, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, Chelsea Lately and Lincoln Heights.

14. In the 1990s, Walker returned to his radio roots hosting shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS, and KKAR.

15. In 1996, he appeared on split release with Powerviolence band Spazz distributed by Spazz owned label Slap-a-ham records.

16. In 2010, Walker made a cameo appearance in the movie Big Money Rustlas.

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