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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'.



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2016 Writers Guild Awards Press Room

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George Clooney Stars In One-Man 'E.R.' Reunion For Jimmy Kimmel


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‘E.R.’ was one of the most popular TV shows of the ‘90s, and it enjoyed a thrilling reunion of its cast members on Tuesday night’s episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on ABC. Only problem was, George Clooney was the only person to show up...

This wasn’t going to stop Kimmel though, as he explained to his guest Clooney and the audience that they’d be attempting to put together a brief skit despite the fact that everybody else was busy.

“This was kind of a last-minute thing, and we had some trouble getting the whole cast of ‘E.R.’ to come,” Kimmel said. “[Julianna Margulies] was filming ‘The Good Wife’, so she couldn’t make it. [Noah Wyle] wanted to be here, but guess he had a thing with his family, Taco Tuesday. Eric LaSalle had jury duty.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen Revives 'Borat' To Mock Donald Trump


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It’s been nearly a decade since British actor and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen retired arguably his most famous comic creation ‘Borat’, following the hit movie of the same name for which he won a Golden Globe in 2007.

However, Cohen briefly revived the Kazakh journalist for an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Wednesday night (December 9th), in which he poked fun at Donald Trump and introduced the world to a new character with a trailer for upcoming spy comedy movie The Brothers Grimsby.

BoratSacha Baron Cohen brought back 'Borat' for one night only, in order to mock Donald Trump

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Matt Damon And Jimmy Kimmel

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Bono Auctioning Off Bike Ride In Central Park For AIDS Charity


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Almost exactly a year to the day since he seriously injured his arm in a bike accident in New York, U2 singer Bono will be auctioning a bicycle ride as part of a charity campaign for his organisation (RED), which raises money to tackle AIDS.

The campaign launches on Tuesday (December 1st), which honours World AIDS Day, according to the Associated Press. It can be entered by donated at least $10 through the Omaze website, and the winner will get to accompany the iconic frontman on a bike ride through New York’s Central Park, where he injured his arm so badly it required surgery this time last year.

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Harrison Ford Opens Up About Near-Fatal Plane Crash


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Harrison Ford has spoken for the first time about his miraculous escape from a plane crash seven months ago, after a vintage light aeroplane he was piloting crash-landed on a golf course on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

It was only thanks to Ford’s impeccable skills and execution that he managed to walk away relatively unscathed, and what happened would have been fatal under almost any other circumstance, crash investigators revealed soon after the accident back in March.

The 73 year old appeared on a special Star Wars / Halloween edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ – dressed as a hot dog, natch – and spoke about his recollections of the incident, as well as the new movie.

Continue reading: Harrison Ford Opens Up About Near-Fatal Plane Crash

Michael J. Fox And Christopher Lloyd Travelled To The Real 2015 On Jimmy Kimmel - And They Weren't Impressed [Video]


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Back To The Future Day was on Wednesday (October 21st 2015) but people are still celebrating the legacy of this era-defining movie and stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd even reunited as Marty McFly and Doc on the latest episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. Needless to say, they were pretty disappointed with the real 2015.

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea ThompsonMichael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson were re-united for the film's 30th anniversary

So we don't have hoverboards, flying cars or self-tying sneakers in 2015 as opposed to what 1989's 'Back To The Future II' would've had us believe, but it's still a common agreement that technology has advanced a tremendous amount in the last thirty years, right? Well, Marty and Doc don't think so. When their time-travelling DeLorean landed in the middle of Jimmy Kimmel's talk show last night (October 22nd 2015), they were amazed at just how little the world had changed.

Continue reading: Michael J. Fox And Christopher Lloyd Travelled To The Real 2015 On Jimmy Kimmel - And They Weren't Impressed [Video]

Jimmy Kimmel Sticks The Knife Into Donald Trump After He Cancels Chat Show Appearance


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Donald Trump left Jimmy Kimmel scrambling for a replacement guest on his late night chat show on Tuesday evening, and boy, was he mad!

Trump, the controversial frontrunner for Republican Party’s presidential candidate for next year’s election, had pulled out of a scheduled appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ with less than 24 hours to go. Kimmel was understandably upset, as the much-talked about billionaire-turned-politician has made appearances on rival shows by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon in the last few weeks.

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel savaged Donald Trump on his chat show on Tuesday

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Billy Crudup Fell Asleep At Justin Theroux's Tame Bachelor Party


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Billy Crudup fell asleep at Justin Theroux's bachelor party.

Jimmy Kimmel threw the bash for a reluctant Justin, 44, who only agreed after the chat show host ''bullied'' him into it, but the shindig was such a tame affair that one of the guests even fell asleep.

Speaking about the party, which was held at his home with his wife and baby upstairs, Jimmy joked: ''It was the most G-rated party. My wife and baby were at your bachelor party.''

Continue reading: Billy Crudup Fell Asleep At Justin Theroux's Tame Bachelor Party

Tracy Morgan Returns To Comedy After Horror Smash


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Tracy Morgan returned to comedy last night (12.10.15).

The '30 Rock' actor performed two stand-up gigs at the Comedy Cellar and The Stand Up in New York City, 16 months after he was involved in a horror car crash which left him with a traumatic brain injury and a broken leg.

Tracy received a standing ovation from the entire audience after he ''absolutely destroyed both shows'', which was in preparation for his appearance as the host of an upcoming episode of 'Saturday Night Live,' according to TMZ.

Continue reading: Tracy Morgan Returns To Comedy After Horror Smash

Justin Theroux Hates Being Away From Jen


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Justin Theroux finds being apart from Jennifer Aniston ''horrible''.

The 44-year-old actor and screenwriter has been working in Texas for new movie 'Zoolander 2' and admitted he doesn't enjoy being away from the 'Cake' actress but they ''work'' around it.

Justin shared: ''It's horrible being apart from your spouse. She's been here a bunch of times and visited, I sneak back when I can go see her - we make it work.''

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Jimmy Kimmel 'cried' While Officiating Justin Theroux And Jennifer Aniston's Wedding


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Jimmy Kimmel ''cried a little bit'' when he officiated Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston's wedding last month.

The 'Leftovers' star has revealed the TV host, 47, was so overcome with emotion when he performed the nuptials for the couple that a few tears rolled down his cheek.

Speaking on 'Good Morning America' on Wednesday (30.09.15), Justin said of his pal's performance: ''It was exactly what you would want him to do. He was extremely funny, kept things extremely light, was extremely touching.''

Continue reading: Jimmy Kimmel 'cried' While Officiating Justin Theroux And Jennifer Aniston's Wedding

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Jimmy Kimmel

Date of birth

13th November, 1967

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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