Jimmie Walker hits VISD Fine Arts Center

Jessica  Rodrigo By Jessica Rodrigo

Aug. 21, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

Jimmie "J.J." Walker, who coined the phrase "dyn-o-mite" in popular TV show "Good Times," is hitting the Victoria Fine Arts Center on Saturday.

Since the show ended in 1979, he's been on and off the road performing comedy shows all across the United States. He's also returned to his roots of radio, where he does fill-in radio for KMJ in Fresno, Calif. And if he's not hiding in a studio, he's on the road.

"I've been onthe road 40 years, so it's what I do," he wrote in an email.

But while he's on the road, he stays busy and up-to-date on his current events.

"I watch a lot of local news," he said over email. "I watch national news, too, and I like to hear how people feel about their teams, too."

He speculates that the Vikings will be a big topic this season and looks forward to seeing the enthusiasm from all the football fans.

Aside from working on his comedy show and traveling, he published a book last year, "Dynomite!: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times - A Memoir," about his life on and off the set of "Good Times." His conservative political views have given him a lot of attention in the past, and he said it's not slowed him down at all.

"Of course, there are many people who agree with me," he said, adding that he hasn't had a single problem because of his opinions.

Walker said guests can expect a family-oriented show and hopes to make the audience laugh.

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