Jimmy Kimmel

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Date of Birth November 13, 1967
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Age 53 years old
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Jimmy Kimmel

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
Children: 4
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.

Before Fame

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.


His ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman publicly posted a comedic video claiming that she was involved with Matt Damon. Kimmel has periodically joked about his hatred for Damon ever since.

Family Life

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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Latest information about Jimmy Kimmel updated on February 24, 2021.