Rising from the streets of New York’s ghettos to television superstardom, Jimmie Walker personifies the great American success story. His catch phrase “Dyn-o-mite!” is part of the modern vernacular, and he became such a major celebrity in the 1970’s that Time Magazine named him “Comedian of the Decade”.
Jimmie was signed by CBS to perform each week as the audience warm-up for the sitcom “Carlucci’s Department.” He then accepted a part in a new urban-styled comedy series, “Good Times.” This role would launch him into television superstardom. “Dyn-o-mite!” was the phrase that made him famous nationwide.
He also landed choice roles in films like “Airplane!” and “Airport ’79”, and was a regular on television shows like “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island”. In recent years he’s made scene-stealing appearances on “The George Lopez Show”, “Everybody Hates Chris” with Chris Rock, and “Scrubs”.