Connoisseur of Amour

Self-proclaimed romantic moniker of J.J. Evans (Jimmie Walker), a skinny black teenager on the sitcom GOOD TIMES/CBS/1974-79. J.J. also called himself “The Emperor of Ecstasy” and “Kid Dyn-o-mite!”


His girlfriends had equally colorful names: Boom Boom Belinda, Samantha the Human Panther, and Velma the Vacuum Cleaner.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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