Jimmy Kimmel
Television personality
Jimmy Kimmel
James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist and television host. He is the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC. Prior to that, Kimmel was best known as the co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. Kimmel is also a television producer, having produced shows such as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show.
Biography
Jimmy Kimmel's personal information overview.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's 13-Year "Feud" Just Keeps Getting Funnier - E! Online
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E! Online Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's 13-Year "Feud" Just Keeps Getting Funnier E! Online For more than a decade, the 2017 Oscars host Jimmy Kimmelhas had some pretty intense on-air bad blood with an Oscar-winning star: Matt Damon. The two are friendly in real life—the actor even attended the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host's 2013 wedding. But on ... Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel set to CRUSH Globes' Jimmy Fallon gigNew York Daily News Matt Damon vs. Jimmy Kimmel! The Definitive History of Their Epic Twelve-Year FeudPEOPLE.com From black socks to black tie, Jimmy Kimmel prepares to host Hollywood's most glamorous nightLos Angeles Times USA TODAY -The Mercury News -Entertainment Tonight -Hollywood Reporter all 260 news articles »
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Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars at a Political Moment
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With recent awards speeches focusing on President Trump, he says the evening will be a balancing act that avoids too little topical content and too much.
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Jimmy Kimmel mocks Kate Upton's 'SI' cover
CNN - 9 days
Kate Upton is the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue cover model for 2017. Jimmy Kimmel revealed the three covers on his show.
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Rachel Lindsay named ABC's first black "Bachelorette"
Chicago Times - 10 days
ABC has named a black woman as its "Bachelorette" for the first time in the show's history. Rachel Lindsay will lead the 13th season of "The Bachelor" spinoff. The announcement came Monday night on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The news is somewhat of a spoiler for fans of the ongoing season of "The...
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Miranda, Cravalho, Sting, Timberlake and Legend to perform at The Oscars - ComingSoon.net
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ComingSoon.net Miranda, Cravalho, Sting, Timberlake and Legend to perform at The Oscars ComingSoon.net Oscar nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, The Oscars will ... Oscars 2017 Performers List Includes Justin Timberlake and John Legend, Who Will Bring the La La Land MagicE! Online Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend to perform at the OscarsUSA TODAY Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Justin Timberlake to perform at OscarsEW.com SFGate -New York Daily News -Hollywood Reporter -Billboard all 60 news articles »
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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Unmasks ‘Brady,’ as Jimmy Fallon Woos Belichick
NYTimes - 17 days
Staying up late is hard. Here’s the important stuff that happened in the comedy world after dark, all in one place.
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3 Things We Wish Bill Maher Would
Huffington Post - 19 days
First of all, a confession: I probably agree with 90% of Bill's Maher's political/ideological positions, so the piddling complaints that follow aren't the result of any fundamental difference in philosophy or political doctrine. As far as I'm concerned, Bill Maher's view of the world is very much in synch with my own. In fact, if he and I were to sit down at a neighborhood bar (I with a cheap domestic beer, he with a top-of-the-line reefer) and discuss politics, we could very likely go a whole hour without a single meaningful dispute. My beef is more "personal" than ideological, more about "style" than "substance." Alas, it seems that somewhere along the line Mr. Bill Maher has fallen hopelessly in love with himself. This has altered his act, and not in a good way. As a consequence of that high self-regard, he now comes off as some sort of a "latter day prophet" or elder statesman rather than a stand-up comic. With all due respect, here are 3 things I wish Bill would do: ...
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Yes, People Actually Believe Trump Nominated Rob Kardashian For The Supreme Court
Huffington Post - 21 days
At this point, learning that President Donald Trump nominated a Kardashian to the Supreme Court wouldn’t even rank in the top five outrageous things that have happened in America this week. Maybe that’s why it was so easy for Jimmy Kimmel to convince unsuspecting strangers that reality TV star Rob Kardashian is set to take the open spot on the highest court in the land during a new segment of “Lie Witness News.” Following Trump’s nomination of conservative judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host sent his camera crew out onto the streets of Los Angeles to get some real-time reactions to the fake news. One woman said she was surprised to learn of Kardashian’s appointment, but generally accepted the reality that a semi-successful sock designer (generous, we know) was fit to shape the legal future of this country. “Honestly, I was a little shocked, a little taken back, but I look at it as whatever happens, happens for a r ...
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Ben Affleck And Antoine Fuqua Are No Longer Directing 'The Batman' And 'Scarface,' Respectively
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Kimmel
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 46
    On July 10, 2014, they had their first child Jane Kimmel.
    More Details Hide Details Kimmel plays the bass clarinet, and was a guest performer at a July 20, 2008, concert in Costa Mesa, California, featuring The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, performing with the group on the song "The Impression That I Get". Kimmel has spoken publicly of being a narcoleptic. Kimmel and Adam Carolla co-founded the annual Los Angeles Feast of San Gennaro, a New York City annual tradition, which celebrates Italian culture through entertainment, music, and cuisine. The festival also honors outstanding members of the Los Angeles community and raises funds to aid needy children and families in the city. He hosted Los Angeles's eighth annual feast of San Gennaro from September 28 to 30, 2009.
  • 2012
    Age 44
    He hosted the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 23, 2012, and the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016.
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    Kimmel and McNearney became engaged in August 2012, and married in July 2013.
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  • 2010
    Age 42
    On January 14, 2010, in the midst of the 2010 Tonight Show host and time slot conflict, Kimmel was the special guest of Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Shows "10 at 10" segment.
    More Details Hide Details Kimmel derided Leno in front of a live studio audience for taking back the 11:35 pm time slot from Conan O'Brien, and repeatedly insulted Leno. He ended the segment with a plea that Leno "leave our shows alone," as Kimmel and O'Brien had "kids" while Leno only had "cars".
  • 2009
    Age 41
    He started dating Molly McNearney, a co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live, in October 2009.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    Kimmel guest hosted Live with Regis and Kelly during the week of October 22–26, 2007, commuting every day between New York and Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details In the process, he broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled in one work week. Kimmel has performed in several animated films, often voicing dogs. His voice appeared in Garfield and Road Trip, and he portrayed Death's Dog in the Family Guy episode "Mr. Saturday Knight"; Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane later presented Kimmel with a figurine of his character on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel also did voice work for Robot Chicken. Kimmel's cousin "Sal" (Sal Iacono) has accepted and won a wrestling match with WWE superstar Santino Marella.
    On July 11, 2007, Kimmel, along with basketball player LeBron James, hosted the 2007 ESPY Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The show aired on ESPN on July 15, 2007. Kimmel hosted the American Music Awards on ABC five times, in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
    On July 8, 2007, Kimmel managed the National League in the 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in San Francisco.
    More Details Hide Details He played in the game in 2004 and 2006 (in Houston and Pittsburgh, respectively).
    On April 6, 2007, Kimmel filled in for Larry King on Larry King Live.
    More Details Hide Details That particular broadcast dealt with paparazzi. Kimmel reproached Emily Gould, an editor from Gawker.com, about the web site's alleged stalking of celebrities.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In the December 17, 2006, issue of USA Weekend, Kimmel himself acknowledged that the Damon incident was a joke.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2008, Kimmel showed a mock music video with a panoply of stars called "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck", as "revenge" after his then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman and Damon recorded a similar video titled, "I'm Fucking Matt Damon". Silverman's video originally aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and became an "instant YouTube sensation." Kimmel's "revenge" video featured himself, Ben Affleck, and a large lineup of stars, particularly in scenes spoofing the 1985 "We Are the World" video: 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, and Joan Jett, among others. After this, Jimmy's sidekick, Guillermo, appeared in a spoof of The Bourne Ultimatum, which starred Damon. He was then chased down by Damon, who was cursing about Kimmel being behind all this. Guillermo also stopped Damon on the red carpet one time and before he could finish the interview he said, "Sorry, we are out of time." The most recent encounter was titled "The Handsome Men's Club" which featured Kimmel, along with the "Handsome Men", who were: 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, speaking about being handsome and all the jobs that come with it.
    In August 2006, ABC announced that Jimmy Kimmel would be the host of their new game show Set for Life. The show debuted on July 20, 2007.
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  • 2004
    Age 36
    During an incident during the 2004 NBA Finals in Detroit, Kimmel appeared on ABC's halftime show to make an on-air plug for his show.
    More Details Hide Details He suggested that if the Detroit Pistons defeated the Los Angeles Lakers, "they're gonna burn the city of Detroit down … and it's not worth it." Officials with Detroit's ABC affiliate, WXYZ-TV, immediately announced that that night's show would not air on the station. Hours later, ABC officials pulled that night's show from the entire network. Kimmel later apologized. Kimmel usually ends his show with "My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time." When Matt Damon did actually appear on the show to be interviewed, he walked in and sat down only to be told just a few seconds later by Kimmel, "Unfortunately, we are totally out of time," followed by "my apologies to Matt Damon." Damon seemed to become angry.
  • 2003
    Age 35
    In January 2003, Jimmy Kimmel permanently left The Man Show to host his own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC.
    More Details Hide Details Jimmy Kimmel Live was briefly also broadcast on Irish digital TV channel 3e. In the April 2007 issue of Stuffmagazine.com, Kimmel was named the "biggest badass on TV". Kimmel said it was an honor but clearly a mistake. Despite its name, the show hasn't actually aired live since 2004, when censors were unable to properly bleep censor a barrage of swearing from actor Thomas Jane.
  • 2002
    Age 34
    He had a relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman from 2002 until they broke up in March 2009.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    Kimmel left Win Ben Stein's Money in 2001 and was replaced by comedian Nancy Pimental, who was eventually replaced by Kimmel's cousin Sal Iacono.
    More Details Hide Details The Man Shows success allowed Kimmel, Carolla, and Kellison to create and produce, under the banner Jackhole Productions, Crank Yankers for Comedy Central (on which Kimmel plays the characters "Elmer Higgins", "Terrence Catheter", "The Nudge", "Karl Malone" and himself) and later The Andy Milonakis Show for MTV2. Kimmel also produced and co-wrote the feature film Windy City Heat, which won the Comedia Award for Best Film at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
  • 1999
    Age 31
    In 1999, during his time with Win Ben Stein's Money, Kimmel co-hosted (with Carolla) and co-produced (with Daniel Kellison), Comedy Central's The Man Show.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Kimmel began his television career as the comedic counterpart to Ben Stein on the game show Win Ben Stein's Money, which began airing on Comedy Central in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details His quick wit and "everyman" personality were counterpoints to Stein's monotonous vocal style and faux-patrician demeanor. The combination earned the pair an Emmy award for Best Game Show Host.
  • 1989
    Age 21
    In 1989, Kimmel landed his first paying job alongside Voss as morning drive co-host of The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM in Seattle, Washington.
    More Details Hide Details Ten months later, Kimmel and Voss were fired by KZOK and were fired again a year later at WRBQ-FM in Tampa, Florida. Kimmel went on to host his own show at KCMJ in Palm Springs, California, where he persuaded a young Carson Daly to drop out of college and become his intern. After a morning stint at KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona, Kimmel landed at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. He spent five years as "Jimmy The Sports Guy" for the Kevin and Bean morning show. During this time he met and befriended a struggling comedian named Adam Carolla.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    Kimmel and his first wife Gina Maddy married in 1988 and divorced in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children, son Kevin and daughter Katherine.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on November 13, 1967.
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