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Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy KimmelAKA James Christian Kimmel

Born: 13-Nov-1967
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Talk Show Host, Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jimmy Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, but raised in Vegas. He played clarinet in his high school's marching band, which once performed at Wayne Newton's house, for Newton's birthday. He started in show biz as a disc jockey in Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, but was fired in all three cities. He had more success in Los Angeles, where he was "Jimmy the Sports Guy" on KROQ-FM. He co-hosted Win Ben Stein's Money, voiced puppets on Crank Yankers, co-hosted the delightfully chauvinistic The Man Show, and made fun of Fox's football coverage on Fox NFL Sunday.

After ABC fired Bill Maher from Politically Incorrect in 2002, Kimmel was given the late-night slot following Ted Koppel's Nightline. Jimmy Kimmel Live was actually broadcast live when it started, but now it is taped a few hours before broadcast, just like the other late-night shows. On the show, cousin Sal is really Kimmel's cousin, Uncle Frank (who died in 2011) was really Kimmel's uncle, and Aunt Chippie is really Uncle Frank's ex-wife. Jimmy Kimmel Live leapfrogged over Nighline into the 11:35 timeslot in 2013, putting Kimmel head to head against Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS.

Remember Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, the most conniving contestant on the first edition of The Apprentice, who seemed to be caught in several lies on that show? After she was "fired" by Donald Trump, she was scheduled to appear on Kimmel's show, but stormed off the set when she saw Kimmel's crew setting up a lie-detector test.

Kimmel is "mildly" narcoleptic, and says he once fell asleep while he was taping Win Ben Stein's Money.

Brother: Jonathan Kimmel (writer, Crank Yankers, b. 1976)
Wife: Gina Kimmel (m. Jun-1988, div. 16-Jun-2003)
Daughter: Katie Kimmel
Son: Kevin Kimmel
Girlfriend: Sarah Silverman (comedian, dated 2002-08)
Wife: Molly McNearney (comedy writer, together since 2009, m. 13-Jul-2013, one daughter)
Daughter: Jane Kimmel (b. 10-Jul-2014)

    University: University of Nevada at Las Vegas (transferred)
    University: Arizona State University (dropped out)

    Endorsement of Miller Brewing Company 1999
    Endorsement of DirecTV 2008
    Appendectomy Los Angeles (20-Jun-2007)
    Wedding: Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky (2008)
    Italian Ancestry
    German Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis

    TELEVISION
    Crank Yankers 2002-
    Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003-
    The Man Show Host (1999-2003)
    Win Ben Stein's Money Co-Host (1997-2001)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Smurfs 2 (28-Jul-2013) [VOICE]
    Project X (1-Mar-2012) · Himself
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army (28-Jun-2008) · Himself
    Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (13-Oct-2007) · Himself
    Certifiably Jonathan (1-Mar-2007) · Himself
    Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006) · Himself
    Garfield (11-Jun-2004) · Spanky [VOICE]
    Windy City Heat (12-Oct-2003) · Himself
    Road Trip (11-May-2000) [VOICE]
    Down to You (21-Jan-2000)


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