Jimmy Kimmel

TV host, Radio host, Comedian
Crass, barb-tongued, and yet utterly likable, television host Jimmy Kimmel achieved mainstream success with a combination of the lowest common denominator and an Everyman appeal. Inspired by his idol, David Letterman ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1967 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (93)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 1999 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 1999 - 2015 (TV Show)

Host

Manny 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Scandal 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Ted 2 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Thank You America! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Bachelor 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

The Comedians 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Man Show 1999 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Middle 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1999 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Passive-Agressive Smurf (Voice)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Project X 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Certifiably Jonathan 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2011 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Glenn Martin, DDS 1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Shaq vs. 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Jimmy Kimmel's Big Night of Stars 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1999 - 2004, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 (Movie)

As Himself (Actor)

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 American Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

Set For Life 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Host

The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sarah Silverman Program 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drawn Together 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Robot Chicken 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Crank Yankers Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Entourage 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garfield 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Spanky (Actor)

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm With Her 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

MTV Bash 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Like Mike 2002 (Movie)

Client in Commercial (Actor)

MTV's Mardi Gras 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN's Conspiracy Zone With Kevin Nealon 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Win Ben Stein's Money 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben Stein's Brain 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2001 (Tv Show)

Voice

Secrets of the NY Friars Club Roast 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

'The Man Show' Host (Actor)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

Corky the Dog (Actor)

The WB Radio Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Canned Ham: Senseless 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Windy City Heat (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (5)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Andy Milonakis Show 1999 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Sports Show with Norm Macdonald 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Adam Carolla Project 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (1)

The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Crass, barb-tongued, and yet utterly likable, television host Jimmy Kimmel achieved mainstream success with a combination of the lowest common denominator and an Everyman appeal. Inspired by his idol, David Letterman, Kimmel began his career as a radio personality in a multitude of U.S. markets, including stints in Arizona, Seattle, Florida and finally, Los Angeles. It was there that he began to make a name for himself as "Jimmy the Sports Guy" on KROQ's popular "Kevin & Bean" morning show and became fast friends with fellow radio personality, Adam Carolla. Soon after, he landed his first big break on TV - in addition to a 1999 Daytime Emmy - as the co-host of the game show "Win Ben Stein's Money" (Comedy Central, 1997-2002). Along with Carolla, he gained exposure as one-half of the testosterone-fueled team of "The Man Show" (Comedy Central, 1999-2004), entertaining with a raucous style of semi-crude humor that appealed to both men and women. Defying all expectations, the formerly low-brow comic went on to great success in the rarefied world of late night talk shows with his hit offering, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC, 2003- ). By the end of the decade, Kimmel's show had become the longest-running late night talk show in ABC history, solidifying his status as one of America's favorite TV personalities.

Relationships

Sal Iacono Writer

Cousin

Gina Kimmel

Wife
Married on June 25, 1988 Divorced on June 16, 2003

Katie Kimmel Writer

Daughter
Born in 1991; mother, Gina Kimmel

Kevin Kimmel

Son
Mother, Gina Kimmel Appeared in segments of "The Man Show" (Comedy Central)

Jill Kimmel

Sister

Molly McNearney Writer

Wife
Began dating October 2009 McNearney moved in with Kimmel January 2012 Engaged 2012 while vacationing in South Africa

Frank "Uncle Frank" Potenza Writer

Uncle
Born Nov. 11, 1933; regularly appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC) until his death on Aug. 23, 2011

Sarah Silverman Actor

Companion
Began dating 2003 Couple's over-the-top videos about fictional flings with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became huge Internet hits when they began airing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" February 2008 Announced split July 2008 Briefly reunited a few months later Split again March 2009

Milestones

2013

Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

2013

"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" time slot moved to 11:35 p.m., putting him in direct competition with "The Tonight Show" (NBC) and "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)

2012

Hosted 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, his first time emceeing the ceremony

2012

Made cameo in "Project X"

2007

Hosted ABC's short-lived game show "Set for Life"

2005

Co-created and executive produced "The Andy Milonakis Show" (MTV)

2004

Voiced character of Spanky in "Garfield: The Movie"

2003

Began hosting late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on ABC

2002

Created the animated series "Crank Yankers" (Comedy Central); also voiced several characters

1999

Created, wrote and co-hosted (with Adam Carolla) the Comedy Central variety program "The Man Show"

1998

Again took hosting duties for Comedy Central movie special "Canned Ham: Senseless"

1997

Featured as co-host and announcer for the Comedy Central game show "Win Ben Stein's Money"

1994

Hired as sports guy/comedy writer for the Kevin and Bean morning show at KROQ-FM, Los Angeles, CA; was known as 'Jimmy the Sports Guy'; first time working with Adam Carolla

1989

Landed first professional job alongside Kent Voss as the morning drive co-host of "The Me and Him Show" at KZOK-FM in Seattle, WA

Began working in the radio industry while in high school

First solo job as host of KCMJ-FM in Palm Springs, CA

Grew up in Las Vegas, NV

Landed a job with Mike Elliott at 93.7 KRQ in Tucson, AZ

Bonus Trivia

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"This is as good as it gets. You couldn't make a show more perfect for us. Everything on this show is what Adam and I talk about at lunch every day." – Kimmel on "The Man Show" (Comedy Central), quoted in Entertainment Weekly, July 16, 1999

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In a November 1999 Comedy Central Web chat promoting "The Man Show," Kimmel was asked if he sees himself 'as the modern day Hugh Hefner.' He replied, "Not really. His life is much better than mine. I'm more of a modern day Hugh Downs."

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Kimmel on the biggest influence on his comedy style: "David Letterman. The only education I ever really got was watching his show for an hour every night. I also remember when Bill Cosby was the guest host on 'The Tonight Show' for a week. I taped his monologue with a cassette recorder and wrote it out to see what it looked like. Then I tried to write my own Bill Cosby monologue." – from Emmy magazine, June 2012

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