Jimmy Kimmel Biography
Jimmy Kimmel (James Christian Kimmel) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that started on ABC on January 26, 2003, at the Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California, and moved to the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip on April 1, 2019, he is its host and executive producer. In 2012, 2016, and 2020, Kimmel presented the Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Jimmy Kimmel Age
Kimmel is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
Jimmy Kimmel Height
He stands at a height of 1.8 meters.
Jimmy Kimmel Family
Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in the Mill Basin neighborhood as the eldest of three children of Joan Iacono and James John Kimmel, an American Express executive and an IBM executive, respectively. He was raised as a devout Catholic and served as an altar server as a youth. Kimmel’s mother is of Italian descent, hailing from Ischia, Naples, and her family immigrated to the United States following the 1883 earthquake. German immigrants were two of his paternal great-great-grandparents. Several decades ago, his family’s surname was “Kümmel,” which meant “caraway” in German. When he was nine years old, his family relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jimmy Kimmel Wife
Kimmel is happily married to Molly McNearney, a co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. The two started dating in October 2009 and got engaged in August 2012, before getting married in July 2013. They have two kids; a daughter named Jane born in July 2014 and a son John, was born on April 21, 2017.
Jimmy Kimmel Son
His son was born with a rare congenital cardiac abnormality called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with pulmonary atresia, which was discovered three hours after delivery when he had a purplish hue. At the age of three days, he underwent successful surgery. When Jimmy Kimmel’s program returned after his son’s birth, the first guests he had were heart surgeon Mehmet Oz, who described the condition, and snowboarder Shaun White, who was born with TOF. Later, in a monologue, Kimmel highlighted his son’s condition in attacking a previous guest, Senator Plan Cassidy, who had co-authored a congressional healthcare bill, for failing to pass the “Jimmy Kimmel test” on preexisting condition access. The monologue sparked heated controversy as part of a broader discussion regarding the American healthcare system.
Jimmy Kimmel Sarah Silverman
He was previously in a relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman from 2002 to March 2009.
Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth
Kimmel has an estimated net worth of $50 Million, which he has earned through his career as a television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
Jimmy Kimmel Salary
Kimmel earns a annual salary of $15 Million.
Jimmy Kimmel Education
He attended Ed W. Clark High School before moving to Arizona State University after a year at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from UNLV.
Jimmy Kimmel Career
Kimmel began working in radio while still in high school, anchoring a Sunday night interview show on UNLV’s campus station, KUNV. He was inspired by David Letterman’s start in radio. During his time at Arizona State University, he became a regular caller on the KZZP-FM afternoon show in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by radio stars Mike Elliott and Kent Voss. Kimmel and Voss won their first salaried position as morning drive co-hosts of The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM in Seattle, Washington, in 1989. The hosts did other stunts on broadcast over the next ten months, including one that resulted in a $8,000 advertising loss.
Kimmel and Voss were fired from KZOK in 1990, and then from WRBQ-FM in Tampa, Florida, a year later. Kimmel went on to host his own program at KCMJ in Palm Springs, California, where he hired Carson Daly as an intern, whom he had known since boyhood. He moved to KROQ-FM in Los Angeles after a morning stint at KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona. He was “Jimmy The Sports Guy” on the Kevin and Bean morning show for five years. He met and befriended comedian Adam Carolla at this period.
Kimmel, who had no desire to work in television at first, began writing for Fox announcers and promotions, and was quickly hired to perform the on-air promotions himself. He turned down multiple offers from producer Michael Davies for television series since he was uninterested in the ideas until he was offered a role as Ben Stein’s humorous counterpart on the game show Win Ben Stein’s Money, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1997. Stein’s repetitive speech style and faux-patrician demeanor were offset by his quick wit and “everyman” nature. The couple won an Emmy for Best Game Show Host for their efforts.
Kimmel co-hosted (with Adam Carolla) and co-produced (with Daniel Kellison) Comedy Central’s The Man Show in 1999, during his stint on Win Ben Stein’s Money. In 2001, Kimmel quit Win Ben Stein’s Money and was replaced by Nancy Pimental, who was later replaced by Kimmel’s cousin Sal Iacono. The success of The Man Show allowed Kimmel, Carolla, and Kellison to create and produce Crank Yankers for Comedy Central (on which Kimmel plays “Elmer Higgins,” “Terrence Catheter,” “The Nudge,” “Karl Malone,” and himself) and later The Andy Milonakis Show for MTV2 under the banner Jackhole Productions. Kimmel also produced and co-wrote the feature film Windy City Heat, which won the Festival Prize at the 2004 Montreal Comedy Festival and won the Comedia Award for Best Film.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
On March 12, 2015, Jimmy Kimmel attended a videotaping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the Hollywood Masonic Temple. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is the main article. Kimmel quit The Man Show permanently in January 2003 to host his own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC. Kimmel was rated the “greatest badass on TV” in the April 2007 issue of Stuffmagazine.com. It was an honor, but plainly a mistake, according to Kimmel. Despite its name, the show hasn’t aired live since 2004, when censors couldn’t adequately bleep censor star Thomas Jane’s onslaught of cursing.
Kimmel performed on ABC’s halftime show during the 2004 NBA Finals in Detroit to promote his show. “They’re going to burn the city of Detroit down… and it’s not worth it,” he said if the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers. WXYZ-TV, Detroit’s ABC affiliate, instantly declared that the show will not air on the station that night. ABC officials removed that night’s show from the whole network hours later. Kimmel later expressed regret.
Jimmy Kimmel Matt Damon
“My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time,” Kimmel normally says at the close of his show. When Matt Damon did come up for the interview, he stepped in and sat down, only to be told by Jimmy Kimmel a few seconds later, “Unfortunately, we are completely out of time,” followed by “my apologies to Matt Damon.” Although Damon appeared enraged, both actors have since stated that their feud is a joke. After his then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman and Damon recorded a similar video titled “I’m Fucking Matt Damon,” Kimmel showed a mock music video with a panoply of stars called “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” in February 2008 as “revenge” after his then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman and Damon recorded a similar video titled “I’m Fucking Matt Damon.” Silverman’s video first aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and quickly went viral on YouTube.
Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Dominic Monaghan, Benji Madden and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, Macy Gray, Josh Groban, Huey Lewis, Perry Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Pete Wentz, Meat Loaf, Rebecca Romijn, Christina Applegate, Dom Joly, Mike Shinoda, Lauren Conrad, Rebecca Romijn, Christina Applegate, Dom Joly, Mike Shinoda.
Jimmy Kimmel Guillermo
After that, Guillermo, Kimmel’s sidekick, appeared in a spoof of Matt Damon’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Damon then tracked him down, cursing Kimmel for being the mastermind behind it all. Guillermo also stopped Damon on the red carpet once and said, “Sorry, we’re out of time,” before he could conclude the interview. The most recent appearance was titled “The Handsome Men’s Club,” in which Kimmel was joined by the “Handsome Men,” who included Matthew McConaughey, Rob Lowe, Lenny Kravitz, Patrick Dempsey, Sting, Keith Urban, John Krasinski, Ethan Hawke, Josh Hartnett, Tony Romo, Ted Danson, Taye Diggs, Gilles Marini, and Ben Affleck, to discuss being handsome and all the jobs Damon slams a door in Kimmel’s face at the end of the act, saying they’ve run out of time and laughing sinisterly.
Jennifer Garner also shows up unexpectedly. Celebrities who have been voted off of Dancing with the Stars have a tradition of appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, prompting Kimmel to refer to himself as “the three-headed dog the stars must cross on their way to No-Dancing Hell.” In October 2013, the show debuted a new part called “Kids Table,” which featured five and six-year-olds discussing the US government shutdown and indebtedness.
When one of the kids suggested “killing all the people in China” as a method to pay off the US debt, Kimmel said, “That’s an interesting concept,” and then joked, “Should we allow the Chinese to live?” The incident sparked debate and outrage over the Internet, including from mainland China. ABC apologized for the episode in an October 25 letter to the 80-20 Initiative, a pan-Asian-American political organization, adding, “We would never knowingly broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese origin, or any community at large.”
On October 28, around a hundred people came to the streets of San Francisco to protest the broadcast and demand “a more comprehensive apology” as well as Kimmel’s dismissal. On the following day’s show, Kimmel addressed the topic directly, saying: “I assumed it was self-evident that I disagreed with that comment, but evidently not… So all I wanted to say was, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”” Protests continued despite ABC and Jimmy Kimmel’s apologies. A petition to the White House to investigate the incident was started, and it received the 100,000 signatures needed to force a response from the White House. The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus condemned the incident and called for ABC to provide a formal apology.
Jimmy Kimmel Megan Fox – Karl Malone
In addition, during a 2009 interview with Megan Fox, Kimmel made a joke in response to Fox speaking out about being sexualized by Michael Bay when she was 15 years old. Later, Kimmel apologized for his conduct and for taking so long to respond to the criticism. “Your respect is everything to me, and I apologize to anybody who were legitimately wounded or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” he stated. “We paid makeup artists to make me appear as much like Karl Malone as possible,” Kimmel stated on The Man Show, explaining that the blackface was part of a recurrent imitation of basketball player Karl Malone.
“I never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being, one that had nothing to do with Karl’s skin color as it did with his bulging muscles and bald head,” he said, adding that the vacation had been planned for over a year and that he had not addressed the interview with Megan Fox.
Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy the Fox Guy
Kimmel debuted as “Jimmy the Fox Guy” in Fox Network promotions in the spring of 1996. His other broadcast credits include four years as the on-air football prognosticator on Fox NFL Sunday. Other talk shows on which he has appeared include Live with Regis and Kelly, The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Late Show with David Letterman.