The stunning claim was made by Norman Lear, who knows Walker, 69, from his stint as the executive producer of Good Times.
Barris, 42, was picking Lear’s brain about his experiences in television when the conversation veered toward the ‘phenomenon’ that was Walker’s character, J.J., on Good Times, which aired on CBS.
‘I knew that the role could make him a star,’ Lear said of Walker’s character, who was known for his signature exclamation – ‘Dy-no-mite!’.
Then he dropped the real bombshell.
I love him; he’s a wonderful guy, but I’ll tell you something about him that’ll astound you: He dates Ann Coulter.’
Barris could not believe what he was hearing, yet Lear insisted this was the truth.