Quick Facts Of Jimmy Kimmel
Celebrated Name Jimmy Kimmel Age 52 Years Nick Name Jimmy Birth Name James Christian Kimmel Birth Date 1967-11-13 Gender Male Profession TV Host
James Christian Kimmel, popularly known as Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of ABC late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Previously, he was known as the co-host of Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money. He has also produced several shows. Time named his as one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” in 2018.
What is Jimmy Kimmel Famous For?
– Host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Where was Jimmy Kimmel Born?
Jimmy Kimmel was born on 13 November 1967. His birth name is James Christian Kimmel. He was born to a father, James John Kimmel, and a mother, Joan Kimmel. His birth place is in Brooklyn, New York City in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. His mother is of Italian ancestry. He grew up in the neighborhood of Mill Basin. He has 2 siblings, a brother, Jonathan, and a sister, Jill. He was raised Catholic. The family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when he was 9 years old.
He attended Ed W. Clark High School. After high school, he attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A year later, he transferred to Arizona State University. He received an honorary degree from UNLV in 2013.
He started his career in the radio while in high school. He hosted a Sunday night interview show on UNLV’s college station, KUNV.
While at Arizona State University, he was a popular caller to the KZZP-FM afternoon show.
He landed his first paying job as morning drive co-host of The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM in Seattle, Washington.
He and his co-host Voss were fired by KZOK.
They were fired by WRBQ-FM in Tampa, Florida in the following year.
Kimmel then hosted his own show at KCMJ in Palm Springs, California.
He also had morning stint at KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona.
He also worked as “Jimmy The Sports Guy” for the Kevin and Bean morning show at KRQQ-FM.
He started his television career as the comedic counterpart to Ben Stein on the game show Win Ben Stein’s Money in 1997.
He also co-hosted and co-produced Comedy Central’s The Man Show.
He left Win Ben Stein’s Money show in 2001.
He co-produced Crank Yankers for Comedy Central and The Andy Milonakis for MTV2.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel left The Man Show in 2003.
He left the show to host his own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.
The show made its debut on 26 January 2003.
It is the longest running late-night talk show on the network.
He became the fourth-longest serving current host in the network in 2015.
Other Television work
He appeared as “Jimmy the Fox Guy” in promos on the Fox Network in 1996.
He has appeared on other talk shows including, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the Late Show with David Letterman.
He served as roastmaster for the New York Friars’ Club Roast of Hugh Hefner and Comedy Central Roasts of Pamela Anderson.
He has also appeared on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
He was the first host of ABC’s new game show Set for Life in 2006.
He managed the National League in the 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in San Francisco.
He co-hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards along with basketball player LeBron James.
He has hosted the American Music Awards five times.
He has also hosted Live with Regis and Kelly on several occasions. Traveling every day between New York and Los Angeles, he broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance, 36,059 km, traveled in one work week.
He had voice roles in television series, Family Guy, Crank Yankers, Robot Chicken, and Glenn Martin, DDS.
He has hosted 64th and 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.
He has also hosted the 89th and 90th edition of the Academy Awards.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz challenged Kimmel to a one-on-one basketball game in June 2018 after Kimmel compared Cruz’s appearance to that of a blobfish. The loser had to donate $5,000 to the non-political charity of the winner’s choice. The game known as the Blobfish Basketball Classic took place on 16 June. Cruz defeated Kimmel 11-9. Over $80,000 was raised from the game.
He had voice roles in Road Trip, Garfield: The Movie, The Smurfs 2, The Boss Baby, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
He has made cameo appearances in the films, The Aristocrats, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Project X, Pitch Perfect 2, Ted 2, Sandy Wexler, and Brad’s Status.
He also produced and co-wrote the feature film, Windy City Heat.
1999 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for Win Ben Stein’s Money.
2012 Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials for Jimmy Kimmel Live! for “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards”.
2013 Variety’s Power of Comedy Award.
2016 Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials for Jimmy Kimmel Live! for “After the Oscars”.
2018 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Talk Show for Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Inducted into Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
Who is Jimmy Kimmel Married to?
Jimmy Kimmel is married twice. He first married Gina Maddy. They got married in 1988. The couple shares 2 children, Katherine, and Kevin. They got divorced in 2002. He then dated comedian Sarah Silverman from 2002 to 2009.
He then started dating co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Molly McNearney in 2009. They got engaged in August 2012 and got married in July 2013. They had two children, Jane, and William “Billy” John.
What are Jimmy Kimmel Body Measurements?
Jimmy Kimmel stands at a height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 183 lbs i.e. 83 kg. He has a slim body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is also dark brown.
What is Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth?
Jimmy Kimmel earns from his television career as a host and producers of several shows. He has also appeared in several films and is also a voice actor. He has also appeared in a TV commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops video game, Tostitos, and Red.org. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $45 million.
Did You Know?
- His biggest comedy influences are David Letterman and Howard Stern.
- He plays the bass clarinet.
- He has publicly spoken of being a narcoleptic.
- He co-founded the annual Los Angeles Feast of San Gennaro, a New York City annual tradition.
- He has been a fundraiser for the Democratic Party.