James Christian Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California; and on April 1, 2019, at a secondary home, the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip. Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016, and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Before hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he was known as the co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. Kimmel has also produced such shows as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show. In 2018, Time named him as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People".
|Birth name:||James Christian Kimmel|
|Born:||November 13, 1967, New York City, U.S.|
|Medium:||Television, film, radio|
|Genres:||Observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, surreal humor, satire, deadpan|
|Subject(s):||American culture, American politics, everyday life, pop culture, current events, gender differences, human behavior, human sexuality|
|Relative(s):||Jonathan Kimmel (brother), Frank Potenza (uncle), Sal Iacono (cousin)|
|Twitter:||Jimmy Kimmel's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Jimmy Kimmel's Instagram profile|
|IMDb:||Jimmy Kimmel's IMDb|
About Jimmy Kimmel
Popular late-night TV talk show host with roots in radio and comedy. He began his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on ABC in 2003. He hosted the Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016 and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.
He received an honorary degree from UNLV in 2013. He obtained his first paying job in radio as a morning drive co-host of The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM.
He was married to Gina Kimmel from June 25, 1988 until June 16, 2003. He then married Molly McNearney in 2013. He has two daughters named Jane and Katie and two sons named Kevin and Billy. His brother Jonathan has worked as a director for his show.
He co-hosted The Man Show with Adam Carolla, whom he met and befriended while he was working as Jimmy The Sports Guy at KROQ-FM.
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