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'.
It's not as simple as you think, though.
Zoe Saldana and husband Marco have gone in a rather unorthodox direction when it comes to the terms of their marriage. Case in point: their last names. Perego decided to take on his wife’s last name, after marriage and it was a completely natural process.
Saldana and Perego are all about compromise in their family life.
According to Saldana, speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, Marco Saldana, made the choice himself. "Did you make him do that?" Jimmy Kimmel asked on Thursday night's Kimmel Live. "Oh my God," she said, "why does it mean a woman has to hold a gun, like, 'You're gonna be Saldana!'"
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With the tenth and final episode of 'Game of Thrones' Season Five set to air soon, one of the show's stars, Kit Harrington, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to see how other people impersonated his character.
'Game of Thrones' is massive, with widespread appeal to a huge audience of millions of fans. While the fifth season has been getting a bit of flack recently, one of the few characters to still have massive support from fans is Jon Snow. The Stark outcast and current Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, tasked with keeping the realms of men safe from the undead White Walkers, is certainly a fan favourite, along with Daenerys Targaryen - the Mother of Dragons - and Tyrion Lannister - the fast-talking, rich, and highly intelligent dwarf.
Kit Harrington is Jon Snow in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'
Part of what makes actor Kit Harrington's portrayal of Jon Snow so favourable with fans is (aside from his contract-bound hair) his deep, Northern English accent. An accent which is easily recognisable, yet hard to reproduce. In a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Harrington appeared on the show, and saw what some of the fans thought of the voice.
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After 33 years of late night talk show hosting, David Letterman is set to present his final episode of 'The Late Show' on Wednesday night.
With the last ever ‘The Late Show’ presented by David Letterman looming ever nearer, rival talk show host Jimmy Fallon took the time to pay tribute to the man who is set to retire tomorrow night (May 20th).
Letterman’s combined 33 year stint presenting ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on CBS, and his former NBC show ‘Late Night with David Letterman’, makes him the longest serving late-night talk show host in television history.
Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to David Letterman on his show last night (May 18th)
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Kim Kardashian revealed her step-father, Bruce Jenner, is "doing really well" after publically discussing his transition in an interview with Diane Sawyer last week.
Kim Kardashian discussed Bruce Jenner's transition whilst appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday (30th April). The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told Kimmel that Jenner is "doing really well" after openly up publically about his transition. In his interview with Diane Sawyer, which was broadcast last Friday (24th April), Jenner confirmed the rumours of his transition which had circulated since January of this year. Please note, Jenner revealed in the interview that he is still using the male pronoun and has not revealed if he has a transition name or if he identifies as female so, for this article, the male pronoun will be used.
Kim Kardashian photographed outside ABC studios in Los Angeles before her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen apparently had no idea that the 'Full House' revival was even a thing before the world knew on Monday.
‘Full House’ may be coming back to screens, but it was apparently news to two of the original series’ biggest stars. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen claim that the first they had heard of the revival was John Stamos making the announcement on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ earlier this week.
News broke on Monday that the fondly-remembered series would be getting a reboot under the name ‘Fuller House’, after Netflix commissioned thirteen new episodes. But in an interview with WWD on Tuesday, Ashley Olsen said that they had heard nothing prior to the actual announcement.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Jamie Foxx is releasing a new album, 'Hollywood'.
Jamie Foxx has announced he is releasing a new album. It's been five years since his last album, Best Night of My Life, was released and fans are already hotly anticipating the next one. The album, entitled Hollywood, is slated to be released later this year. The Annie actor has already released one single from the upcoming album, 'You Changed Me', which features Chris Brown.
Jamie Foxx is releasing a new album, Hollywood.
The 35 year old comedian, current star of 'Get Hard', brought a tear to the eyes of much of the audience as he accepted his Comedic Genius Award.
It was a memorable night at Sunday evening’s MTV Movie Awards, but arguably the highlight was Kevin Hart’s touching acceptance speech.
The comedian, current star of Get Hard and creator of reality show ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’, won the Comedic Genius Award at the end of the evening and gave an emotional and direct speech thanking his family and fans.
Kevin Hart at the Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber
The rapper was said to have bailed on the chat show, which was coming live from the South by Southwest festival.
Kanye West was reported to have skipped an appearance on Friday night’s edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, where the rapper was expected to take part in the show’s famous ‘Mean Tweets’ segment. But while some reported the ‘Only One’ rapper’s no-show as a simple case of Kanye being Kanye, it seems the real story is a lot more reasonable.
Kanye was expected to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Friday
After the rapper’s absence was heavily reported on, a rep for West told E! Online, "He was never confirmed to be on the show. We took extraordinary steps and worked directly with the show to try to make it happen.”
After Will Ferrell's ‘Tonight Show’ appearance as Little Debbie, has a new trend of actors wearing dresses on late night tv been born?
Bill Murray sure knows how to make an entrance! The 64 year old comedian rode in on horseback to Thursday night's edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ from the South by Southwest Festival, while also turning heads in a cowboy hat, boots and a rather fetching red dress.
Bill Murray appeared on Thursday night's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' from the SXSW festival.
"What a cute outfit, well you look very pretty, very beautiful," Kimmel told Murray. To which the actor quipped, “This is just for tonight because it's special," adding that he’s "usually in jeans and a t-shirt.”
The duo got together to make a series of short adverts supporting a local video store at Austin, Texas as part of Kimmel's week at SXSW festival.
Though they respectively constitute the cream of the movie and TV worlds, Matthew Mcconaughey and Jimmy Kimmel took some time out to boost the grassroots of the entertainment industry by teaming up to promote a local video store at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
McConaughey was a guest on Kimmel’s late night chat show, which is specially shooting on location in Texas for the week, and appeared wearing a ‘Vulcan Video’ T-shirt and a cap with his own trademark ‘alright’ catchphrase. The duo then unveiled three special TV shorts they had filmed to promote the store.
Matthew McConaughey teamed up with Jimmy Kimmel to promote an independent video store
Date of birth
13th November, 1967