James Christian “Jimmy” Kimmel is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the ABC Network. Prior to his late-night talk show, he was the co-host of The Man Show on Comedy Central.
Jimmy was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Catholic upbringing. He was the oldest of three children and served as an altar boy. His parents moved to Las Vegas when he was nine years old. He began working in radio while still in high school, hosting an interview show. He obtained his fist paying job as a radio co-host in Seattle, Washington. In less than a year, he was fired. Jimmy went on to host his own show at KCMJ radio station in Palm Springs, California. He spent five years as “Jimmy the Sports Guy” where he befriended comedian Adam Corolla.
About Jimmy Kimmel
- Net Worth – $35 Million
- Birth Date – November 13, 1967
- Birth Place – Brooklyn, New York
- Profession – TV Host, Producer, Writer, Comedian
- Nationality – American
- Marital Status – Married
In 1997, Jimmy began his television career on Comedy Central. In 2003, Jimmy permanently left The Man Show to host his own show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! His quick wit and sometimes controversial topics have gained him much popularity – good and bad. He has publicly apologized numerous times for statements made about celebrities or the government.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an Emmy-winning show that has comedy sketches, as well as celebrities, athletes and musicians. His friends and family make appearances, including Cousin Sal. The reoccurring segments, Unnecessary Censorship and Out of Time for Matt Damon are wildly popular each week.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jimmy says that he never thought he would achieve this level of success. He is married with three children.