James Christian Kimmel
Jimmy, Briefcase Joe
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jimmy Kimmel attended Ed W. Clark High School in Clarks County, Las Vegas.
Post that, he got enrolled at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. However, a year later, he was again on the move and had joined the Arizona State University.
He didn’t complete his studies at the Arizona state either and left it after two years of joining to focus on his talk show career.
Actor, Television Personality, comedian, producer, talk show host
- Father – James John Kimmel (IBM Executive)
- Mother – Joan Kimmel
- Siblings – Jonathan Kimmel (Younger Brother) (TV Show Writer), Jill Bryan (Younger Sister) (TV Show Host)
Jimmy Kimmel is represented by The Spanky Taylor Company.
Observational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, surreal humor, satire, deadpan
6 ft or 183 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jimmy Kimmel has dated –
- Gina Kimmel (1986-2002) – Jimmy met his first wife Gina while they were both students at the Arizona State University and he was 19 years old. After briefly dating, they got married in 1988 in a small ceremony. Over the years, Gina gave birth to two children – a son Kevin and a daughter Katherine. They decided to go separate ways in 2002.
- Sarah Silverman (2002–2008 and 2008-2009) – Jimmy started dating comedian Sarah Silverman in 2002 after having met at a public event. She made a number of appearances on his show during the course of their relationship and was even involved in a fake comedy angle on the show, which suggested she was having affair with Matt Damon behind Jimmy’s back. They decided to break up in 2008 before deciding to give their relationship another go a couple of months later. They ended their relationship for good in 2009.
- Molly McNearney (2009-Present) – Jimmy started dating his talk show’s writer Molly McNearney in 2009. However, her first impression wasn’t great as he barely replied on being introduced to her and he didn’t say a word to her during her first year working at the show. They got engaged in August 2012 and got married in July 2013 in a lavish ceremony attended by leading celebs from the industry. Their first child Jane Kimmel was born in July 2014.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Italian descent on his mother’s side, whereas he is of German, Irish and Welsh descent on his dad’s side.
Dimples in cheeks
His body specifications may be –
- Chest – 41 in or 104 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 13.5 in or 34 cm
- Waist – 33 in or 84 cm
Jimmy Kimmel has starred in a TV commercial for Call of Duty: Black Ops video game.
Best Known For
- Co-hosting the comedy show, The Man Show.
- Hosting the last night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
His first work in a movie was in Delinquent’s Derby in 1995 as Race Track Announcer.
First TV Show
His first appearance in a TV show was in Horror Kung-Fu Theatre as Jimmy the Sports Guy in 1996 in just 1 episode.
Jimmy Kimmel had drastic weight loss over the past couple of years. And, incredulously, he hasn’t stepped once in the gym or followed any workout routine whatsoever. His weight loss has been completely down to his crazy diet plan, 5:2. Basically, he keeps his food intake below 500 calories for two days a week and eats whatever he wants for the rest five days of the week.
Jimmy Kimmel Favorite Things
- Place – Costco
- Spanish Phrase – Que lástima!
- Idol – David Letterman
Source – US Magazine, IMDb
Jimmy Kimmel Facts
- Jimmy Kimmel started working in radio industry while studying in the high school and used to host Sunday night interviews on University of Nevada’s radio station.
- He used to play clarinet in high school marching band and also served as an altar server for 7 years during his childhood.
- His first paid job was of a morning drive co-host for The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM. He was fired from the job 10 months later.
- He loves to collect cooking books but has not even read one of them and can’t cook as well.
- He is the co-owner along with Adam Corolla and Daniel Kellison of a production house, Jackhole Industries, which is usually involved in any project he is working in.
- In October 2013, he was embroiled in a major controversy when he called one of the kid contestants joke an interesting idea about killing all Chinese to revive US economy.
- Jimmy Kimmel has worked as a voiceover artist for several animated movies, including The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Garfield: The Movie (2004).
- Along with Adam Corolla, he is the co-founder of Feast of San Gennaro, which annually celebrates the Italian tradition through cuisine, music, and entertainment.
- In October 2007, he broke the record for most miles flown over five days by flying more than thirty thousand miles in several trips between New York and Los Angeles.
- He hosted the 64th and 68th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards.
- He suffers from narcolepsy but keeps his condition under control through the use of medication.
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