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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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Jimmy Kimmel Is Seriously Considering Hanging Up His Talk Show Hat


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Jimmy Kimmel is contemplating retirement following the expiration of his 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' contract in 2019. Because of his perfectionist tendencies, he ends up making a lot of work for himself on the ABC show, and he could really do with some time out.

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' has been on the air for 14 years, and the self-confessed 'control freak' host has claimed to spend up to 70 hours a week working on each episode; from writing monologues to researching his guests for interviews. So it's no wonder he's considering not renewing his contract in the Fall of 2019.

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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

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Jimmy Kimmel and Pedro Pescal
Jimmy Kimmel and Pedro Pescal
Jimmy Kimmel and Pedro Pescal
Jimmy Kimmel and Pedro Pescal
Jimmy Kimmel and Pedro Pescal

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Surprisingly Low Oscars Fee


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Next year’s Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the surprisingly low figure he’s being paid to present the telecast in two months’ time.

Speaking to KROQ’s ‘The Kevin & Bean Show’ on Wednesday (December 14th), the 49 year old ABC late-night talk show host revealed that he was receiving just $15,000 as a fee for hosting the Academy Awards in Los Angeles next month.

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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

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly Mcnearney
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly Mcnearney
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly Mcnearney
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly Mcnearney
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly Mcnearney

Jimmy Kimmel Has A New Addition To His Family On The Way


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Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney are expecting another baby according to the talk-show host who made the announcement on his show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week while also revealing that he was set to host the Oscars show in February next year.

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearneyJimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney are pregnant

The father of three told the world about his happy news at work last night (December 5th 2016). The new addition will be their second child together, along with 2-year-old Jane. Jimmy and Molly, who is the co-writer for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', have been together since 2009 and married four years later. Jimmy also has two children - son Kevin and daughter Katherine - from his marriage to Gina Maddy with whom he split in 2002.

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Jimmy Kimmel To Host 2017 Oscars Ceremony


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Late night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel has been selected to host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February next year, it has been revealed.

It’s the first time that the 49 year old entertainer has been tapped to host the prestigious annual event, which will take place on February 26th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on the ABC network. He has previously hosted the Emmys and the American Music Awards on more than one occasion.

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The Boss Baby Trailer


What happens when a baby takes the top position? Seven-year-old Tim Templeton was doing just fine until his parents brought home his new baby brother, who seemed determined to attract as much attention as possible and steer their parents' sights away from poor Tim. Sibling rivalry is a natural thing, but Tim is exasperated by his mom and dad's blindness towards the baby, who happens to be constantly dressed in a business suit and carries a mini briefcase. It seemed inevitable that the baby would grow up to be a boss someday, though everyone expected him to actually grow up first. One day, Tim discovers that the baby can talk, though it's less 'goo goo ga ga' and more 'let's strike a deal'. As much as this news rocks Tim's world, he must team up with his bossy little brother when they discover that the CEO of Puppy Co., Francis E. Francis, wants to take over the world.

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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

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How Jimmy Kimmel's Daughter Reacted To The Halloween Candy Prank


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Jimmy Kimmel continued his reign of terror on Trick-or-Treaters with the sixth annual Halloween candy prank. This year, however, was the first time he got to do the prank himself on his 2-year-old daughter Jane. Needless to say, it didn't go as well as he'd hoped.

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Every year on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', we get to see videos of parents pulling the 'Halloween candy prank'; the ultimate in mean tricks to play on your children. Basically, your kid goes Trick-or-Treating, picks up a huge collection of candy from the neighbours, you send them off to bed when they get home and they wake up excited to indulge in the previous nights sugary pleasures. Only... you tell them that you ate all their candy. 

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American sportscaster Vin Scully arrives at the ABC studios for a recording of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 13th October 2016

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Jimmy Kimmel and Vin Scully
Jimmy Kimmel and Vin Scully

The Emmys Does Carpool Karaoke With Jimmy Kimmel And James Corden Singing Wham!


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In case you thought James Corden's Carpool Karaoke couldn't get any better, he appeared alongside Jimmy Kimmel in a brief sketch ahead of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 18th 2016) and made the host sing none other than 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'. 

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel sings Wham! with James Corden

'The Late Late Show with James Corden' brought its most popular segment to the Emmys with host Jimmy Kimmel in the passenger seat. He wasn't prepared for what James had prepared for him, however, and he was promptly forced to sing along to Wham!'s 1984 number one hit 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'. Naturally, Jimmy didn't need too much persuading to join in the fun.

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Ryan Tedder, Zach Finkins, Drew Brown and Jerrod Bettis of One Republic perform live on Jimmy Kimmel Live at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th September 2016

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One Republic, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Kimmel
One Republic, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Kimmel
One Republic, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Kimmel
One Republic, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Kimmel
One Republic, Ryan Tedder and Jimmy Kimmel

Megan Fox Says Her Unborn Baby Told Her To Move House


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Megan Fox has revealed why she’s undertaking the onerous task of moving house while she’s pregnant – because her unborn child told her to move!

The 30 year old star revealed during an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ this week that she and her unborn baby have been unconsciously communicating throughout her entire pregnancy. She’s expecting her third child with her estranged husband and father of her two sons (Noah, 3, and Bodhi, 2) later this year.

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The Weeknd And Belly Cancel 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Performance Because Of Donald Trump


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The Weeknd and his collaborator Belly cancelled their scheduled appearances on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ at short notice – because of the presence of Donald Trump on the show as a fellow guest.

The musicians had been due to perform ‘Might Not’ on Wednesday night’s show (May 25th), but they pulled out soon before it was due to tape, with Belly saying that he didn’t want to be seen to endorse Trump’s controversial rhetoric in any way.

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Johnny Depp Says Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce Looks Like He's "Inbred With A Tomato"


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Johnny Depp is seemingly determined to continue his war of words with the Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce over the ‘dog smuggling’ incident that landed him and his wife Amber Heard in court, mocking the apology video they recorded and saying that Joyce looks like he’s “inbred with a tomato”.

Dropping by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday night (May 24th), he made the comments when asked by the host about the episode last year in which Joyce threatened to have the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo put down unless they left the country within 50 hours, after it was believed that they were smuggled illegally.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp continued his war of words with the Australian deputy PM

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Jimmy Kimmel

Date of birth

13th November, 1967

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

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