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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 November 1967Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJames Christian Kimmel
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jimmy Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as James Christian Kimmel. He is a producer and writer, known for Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Windy City Heat (2003) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003). He has been married to Molly McNearney since July 13, 2013. They have one child. He was previously married to Gina Kimmel.

Spouse (2)

Molly McNearney (13 July 2013 - present) (1 child)
Gina Kimmel (25 June 1988 - 16 June 2003) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Karl Malone impersonation

Trivia (27)

Held a variety of radio jobs.
Worked in Los Angeles, California as "Jimmy the Sports Guy" until he started The Man Show (1999).
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), formerly known as "The Jimmy Kimmel Project" (2002), is set to switch from Comedy Central to ABC in 2003 following ABC News Nightline (1980).
David Letterman has been his idol, one whose success he has tried to emulate, since he was a child.
Cousin Sal Iacono did his old job on Ben Stein's game show in its final season.
Grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Has narcolepsy but keeps it under control with medication.
Has two children: Katie Kimmel (born 1991) and Kevin Kimmel (born 1993).
Along with fellow actor/comedian Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, he manages his own production company, Jackhole Industries. It usually backs most of the projects that he is involved with.
Brother of Jonathan Kimmel and Jill Kimmel.
Cousin of Ivy Iacono and Sal Iacono.
His favorite movie is the comedy film The One and Only (1978).
In 2007, his show's producer requested the voice of Chinese American actress Linda Wang as the Voice Announcement in Chinese Mandarin introducing him for GM Style overseas.
Attended the University of Nevada at Las Vegas for one year and Arizona State University for two years but never received a degree.
Underwent successful emergency appendectomy surgery on June 20, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Brother-in-law of Carly Hirsch.
Nephew of Frank Potenza.
Met Carson Daly when Daly was 12. Years later, hired Daly as an intern on his morning radio show at KCMJ-FM Palm Springs. Worked together again at KROQ-FM Los Angeles. Was to be the best man at Daly's planned wedding to Tara Reid.
(October 22-26, 2007) Broke the Guinness world record for most miles flown in a five-day work week (30,000-plus miles back and forth from New York to California), hosting two television shows.
(July 14, 2008) Separated from Sarah Silverman.
Jimmy's father is of approximately five eighths Irish, one quarter German, and one eighth Welsh, ancestry. Jimmy's mother is of Italian descent. Two of Jimmy's paternal great-great-grandparents, Christian Kimmel and Theresa Stockhausen, were German immigrants.
(October 10, 2009) Boyfriend of Molly McNearney.
Is a huge fan of the television series Lost (2004) and often had the writers and actors as guests on his own show. He has done many "behind the scenes" features on the series, and had a segment once a week called "Lost Secrets" in which the actors/writers appeared with comical bits of information.
(August 28, 2012) Engaged to Molly McNearney.
One of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 25, 2013.
His wife Molly McNearney gave birth to his third child, a daughter Jane Kimmel in the morning of July 10, 2014 in California.

Personal Quotes (9)

[on Jay Leno] Fuck him. I impersonated him on my show and it was the most fun I've ever had on my show.
[on ridiculing Jay Leno during his appearance on The Jay Leno Show (2009)] It was probably my proudest moment. People, it turns out, really don't like Jay Leno. We have not spoken since that time.
[on Jay Leno] Leno was so great when he was a guest on Letterman. Great, great. I just think he's worked it too hard. I think he turned comedy into factory work -- and it comes across. It's just amazing how insecure he is.
[on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)] I want to do the comedy version of The Tonight Show.
[on Late Night with David Letterman (1982)] Really, the reason I got into show business is I wanted to be David Letterman's friend. There are kids in high school, and this guy's a baseball player, this guy's on the wrestling team, this guy is really smart. I was the guy who watched David Letterman. I watched every night on a little black-and-white TV at my desk. I wanted to be an artist at that point, so I'd draw and watch the show all night.
[on competing against Late Show with David Letterman (1993)] I really would feel badly if I cut into David Letterman But I figure this: The people who like Leno are largely the stupid group. The people who root for Letterman are the smarter group. The people who like me? Also stupid. I figure I cut into the dummies.
[on Conan O'Brien] When Conan first came on, I thought, This guy is going to be great. A lot of silly and smart stuff. I thought, When this guy smoothes out, he's going to be real good. He never smoothed out.
[on the premiere of Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)] It's insane that America votes for Jay. It's my biggest fear. Everybody says it's going to be great; everybody is positive. But in a world where Jay Leno beats David Letterman every night, you can't be sure of anything. You really can't.
[to Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto] How much crack does a mayor have to smoke to win Person of the Year?

Salary (2)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) $1,750,000
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) $6,000,000 /year (2009-10)

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