The comedy icon revealed that despite their years together on-set, the relationship between them was strained, and they never bonded as friends. Starring as the buffoonish eldest son of the Evans, he became a fan-favorite on the show, so much so that the sitcom's plot soon centered around him, to the dismay of other casts, who thought his comedic antics were a blemished portrayal of the African-American community. I think the same basically goes for john. I mean we talk more now a little bit, but very very little.
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He symbolized the 70s American dream of success -- the former kid from the ghetto who rose to wisecracking TV superstardom. While in his element as the broadly strutting, gleamy-toothed J. Evans of the popular urban-styled sitcom Good Times , Jimmie Walker lived the extremely good life. Following the series' demise, however, reality again checked in. Still and all, he has not self-destructed as others before him have and continues to enjoy a comedy career now approaching four decades. His ambitions were not originally to entertain. Basketball was his prime interest but the idea that a gawky, stringbean-framed teenager could become a hoop star did not seem realistic. Instead he abruptly quit school and worked an odd assortment of jobs until wisely returning to night classes at Theodore Roosevelt High School and redeeming himself with a diploma. Within a year he was hired as an engineer for a small radio station, but gained a minor reputation on the sly as a funny guy and good writer. This side interest is what motivated Jimmie to try comedy performance.
He allegedly prevented a gay comic from going onstage before him.
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James Carter Walker Jr. Walker is best known for portraying James Evans Jr. While on the show, Walker's character was known for the catchphrase "Dy-no-mite! Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine. He was given a silver dollar by Mickey Mantle , which he still has. He eventually released one stand-up comedy album during the height of his Good Times popularity: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records