Jimmy Kimmel

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

13th November, 1967


TV Presenter





Jimmy Kimmel (born James Christian Kimmel, 13.11.1967) Jimmy Kimmel is an American TV host and comedian and hosts ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

JimChildhood: Jimmy Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York and moved with his family to Las Vegas when he was nine years old.

Kimmel attended Ed W. Clark High School, University of Nevada (for one year) and Arizona State University (for two years). He failed to obtain a university degree,

Show business Career: Jimmy Kimmel's career in the radio industry started when he was at high school and hosted a Sunday night show on the college radio station KUNV. His first paid job as a radio presenter came in 1989 when he was hired as the co-host of The Me and Him Show on KZOK-FM in Seattle. He and his co-presenter Kent Voss were both fired from the station. Their fate was repeated the following year, when WRBQ-FM in Tampa, Florida, also fired them.

In Palm Springs, California, Jimmy Kimmel convinced Carson Daly to drop out of college in order to become his intern. Whilst working at KROQ-FM, Jimmy Kimmel became known as 'Jimmy the Sports Guy'. He worked at KROQ for five years, until he left in 1999 to focus on TV work.

Jimmy Kimmel started out in television on Win Ben Stein's Money, a Comedy Central game show. Along with Stein, he won an Emmy award for Best Game Show host. During his time on the game show, Kimmel was also the co-host of The Man Show, on Comedy Central, along with Adam Carolla. Kimmel, Carolla and Daniel Kellison went on to create a number of TV shows, including Crank Yankers and MTV2's The Andy Milonakis Show. Jimmy Kimmel was also credited as co-writer on the film Windy City Heat. The film starred Lisa Kushell, Dane Cook, Carson Daly and Tammy Faye Bakker.

Jimmy Kimmel's chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! started in January 2003. He has become renowned for often jokingly ending the show with the phrase "My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time." The joke continued when, as a joke birthday present, his girlfriend at the time, recorded a music video to a song entitled "I'm Fucking Matt Damon." Kimmel responded in kind, with a song entitled 'I'm Fucking Ben Affleck'. The response video starred a number of celebrities, including Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Joan Jett, Harrison Ford and Cameron Diaz.

Kimmel has also appeared on a number of other shows, including The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Late Show with David Letterman. Kimmel has also landed the role of 'roast master' on the televised 'Roasts' (or celebrations) of both Pamela Anderson and Hugh Hefner.

In July 2007, Jimmy Kimmel started hosting the ABC game show Set For Life.

Jimmy Kimmel also works as a voice actor, providing his voice for Garfield, Road Trip (with Breckin Meyer and Tom Green) and Family Guy.

Personal Life: In 1988, Jimmy Kimmel married Gina, with whom he has two children, Kevin and Katie. Jimmy and Gina separated in 2002.

Kimmel dated the comedian Sarah Silverman for five years, until their split in March 2009.

Jimmy Kimmel plays the bass clarinet. In 2008, he performed onstage with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones on their song 'The Impression That I Get'.

Sacha Baron Cohen Resurrects Borat In Time For American Mid-Term Elections

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 November 2018

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Ahead of last night's appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', the British comedian brought back his character Borat for a little door-to-door canvassing...

As if he hadn’t caused quite enough controversy with his recent series ‘Who Is America?’, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was at it again this week, reviving his character Borat in time for the country’s mid-term elections.

As the United States prepared to go to the polls on Tuesday night (November 6th), the British star got back into character as the tactless Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev (from whose character Baron Cohen made a whole film in 2006) in order to go door to door in a Los Angeles neighbourhood to drum up support for Donald Trump and the Republicans.

“Russia interfere with the presidential election,” he said, in a five-minute clip prepared for the special election broadcast of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’.

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Kanye West Answers Jimmy Kimmel's Donald Trump Question - Finally

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 30 August 2018

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West also spoke about his notorious slavery comments in a Chicago radio interview this week.

Three weeks after he was first asked, Kanye West has finally given a response to the question that Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump.

Appearing on the chat show host’s show back in early August, the rapper was asked why he thinks that the current president cares about black people – spinning a statement that West himself made more than a decade ago about former president George W. Bush in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Speaking to 107.5 WGCI Chicago, 40 year old West was asked the same question, and, after a long 25-second pause, he eventually answered: “I feel that he cares about the way black people feel about him.”

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8 Things We Learned From Kanye West's Interview With Jimmy Kimmel

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 13 August 2018

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Some brutally honest facts about Kanye from the horse's mouth.

It's been a while, but Kanye West's return to television was as informative and honest as we could have expected. Going on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' wasn't something his team thought was a great idea at first, and indeed he's already receiving backlash for failing to answer Jimmy's question about his Trump endorsement, but we learned a lot.

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Here are eight things Kanye revealed in his interview:

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Andy Dick Stage Expulsion Footage Resurfaces: Why We Need More Men Like Jimmy Kimmel

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 05 July 2018

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This footage draws a line between men who actively protect women's rights in their day to day lives and those who don't recognise them at all.

How Andy Dick managed to continue to get jobs despite repeated incidents of inappropriate behaviour and unwanted physical contact, we'll never know, but somehow he managed to find his way onto 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in 2007 and ended up being forcibly removed from the stage by Jimmy himself.

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In the wake of his arrest on one count of misdemeanor sexual battery and one count of misdemeanor simple battery, footage from Andy Dick's controversial talk show appearance in which he repeatedly stroked guest Ivanka Trump's leg and demanded she give him a 'big, fat, wet, sloppy kiss' is currently been re-shared around the internet.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. This year's recipient was George Clooney, who was presented the award by Julia Roberts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 8th June 2018

Willie Nelson Is The Only Man To Outsmoke Snoop Dogg

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 10 April 2018

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The rapper made the sensational claim on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

A very open culture of pot-smoking has developed since medical marijuana was legalised in California, and there's a few celebrities who make up a lot of that culture. There's a what has recently been dubbed a 'Mount Rushmore' of pot-smokers, on which sits the face of Snoop Dogg and the only man to ever out-smoke him.

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When Seth Rogen appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' talking about smoking weed with college kids, Jimmy Kimmel came up with his ultimate Mount Rushmore of Pot Smokers featuring Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, and Seth Rogen himself who has taken over from Cheech & Chong in his eyes.

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Jimmy Kimmel Reveals He And Wife Molly Didn't Want "Get Too Close" To Son At First

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 March 2018

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Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney's son Billy was born in April 2017 with a rare congential heart condition, which has required two surgeries so far.

It’s been a long year for chat-show host Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly, after seeing their baby son Billy endure two heart surgeries to correct a rare genetic condition after he was born.

The 50 year old star opened up about the experience in a new interview with O (Oprah Winfrey’s magazine) this week, saying that he and his wife Molly McNearney had fleeting feelings of detachment from their son, who was born 11 months ago with congenital heart condition tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

Kimmel first revealed the news back in May, in a tearful address on his show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, saying that Billy had undergone open heart surgery at just three days old.

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Jimmy Kimmel Has A Field Day With Donald Trump's Oscars Remark

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 March 2018

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He brands Trump the 'lowest rated President' ever.

Jimmy Kimmel has hit back at Donald Trump over his Oscars jibe, after the President pointed out the low ratings of the show last week. It was quite the clapback, and he went further with it during his opening monologue on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' yesterday.

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If it's not Oprah or Alec Baldwin, it's the Academy Awards! In yet another instance of the President putting his focus on the trivial issues of the day, he took to Twitter following the 90th Oscars show to comment on the fact that it received its lowest ratings yet - but host Jimmy Kimmel isn't having any of it.

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Donald Trump Mocks Oscars Saying Ceremony Had The Lowest Ratings In Its History

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 06 March 2018

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The President said it was because there was a lack of stars

It was always going to be an event the US President wasn’t going to like - and this year’s Oscars have been criticised by Donald Trump for allegedly polling the lowest ratings in history. The President also declared the problem with the ceremony was that there are no stars anymore - except him before adding, ‘just kidding’.

Image caption Jimmy Kimmel at the LGBT Gala Awards

Viewers of 'The Ellen Show' helped raise $1 million for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles following Jimmy's emotional plea for donations while his baby son Billy was going through a number of heart surgeries. If that wasn't enough, Ellen had an even more touching gift for him.

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Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Fergie's National Anthem 'Risk-Taking'

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 21 February 2018

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His reaction was caught on camera during her performance.

Jimmy Kimmel has finally stepped forward to address his unfortunate appearance on camera during Fergie's questionable rendition of the National Anthem at the televised live NBA All-Star Game last weekend. It turns out he just could not contain his amusement at the unusual reimagining.

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The TV host never meant to be caught on camera giggling to himself as Fergie tried out a disastrous jazz-style performance of the National Anthem that really didn't go down well with anybody. He shared his thoughts on the moment in his latest 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' opening monologue.

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21 Savage performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre - Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th September 2017

Game Of Thrones and The Great Wall actor Pedro Pescal seen at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 15th February 2017

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Office Christmas Party' held at Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, California, United States - Thursday 8th December 2016

Jimmy Kimmel seen on Sunday November 20, 2016 at the Lakers game. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by the final score of 118-110. Held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st November 2016