It has been claimed that he has never been married in his life. But his own website claimed that American actress Jere Fields is his wife. This misrepresentation was later corrected.
As a child, Jimmie joined Theodore Roosevelt High School. He was also able to continue his further education with the help of Search for Education, Evaluation, and Knowledge. He joined radio engineering with WRVR. In the mid 1970s, he worked on contemporary R&B music station KAGB 103.9 FM as a weekend personality. He began his stand up career in the late 1960s. He made his appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh In and on the Jack Paar Show and later he was discovered by casting director for Good Times. He also performed in The Tonight Show. He is now aged 68 years old and his parents are assumed to be dead. His nationality is American. His net worth is $500 Thousand.