Jimmy Kimmel

American talk show host and comedian

James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, voice actor, actor, writer, producer, musician, television host, and radio personality. He is the host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC.

Jimmy Kimmel
Kimmel at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2013
Birth nameJames Christian Kimmel
Born (1967-11-13) November 13, 1967 (age 52)[1]
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television, radio
Years active1989–present
GenresObservational comedy, black comedy, satire, deadpan
Subject(s)American politics, celebrities
InfluencesHoward Stern, David Letterman
InfluencedDane Cook
SpouseGina Kimmel (1988–2002; divorced; 2 children)
Molly McNearney (m. 2013)
Notable works and rolesCreator and Host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Creator and Co-Host of The Man Show
co-host of Win Ben Stein's Money (Comedy Central)
co-host of Crank Yankers
Emmy Awards
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host: 1999 Win Ben Stein's Money

Early lifeEdit

He is of German and Italian ancestry.


  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1181). Nov 18, 2011. p. 34.