50 years old American television host who is well known for his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! that got aired in 2003 on ABC channel.
He is also an active writer, comedian, and producer on American television.
His early life
He was born on 13th November 1967 in Brooklyn, New York, the United States as James Christian Kimmel to James John Kimmel and Joan.
His father was an IBM executive whereas the mother was a homemaker. He was raised as Catholic with his two siblings in the neighborhood of Mill Basin.
Moving to Las Vegas at age nine he joined Ed W. Clark High School and then University of Nevada and Arizona State University to complete his education.
How he joined the world of entertainment?
His interest got rooted in high school when he jumped as a host of Sunday night interview show on radio.
His experience grabbed him popularity further at Arizona State University by KZZP-FM afternoon show with personalities like Kent Voss and Mike Elliott.
He finally joined the paying job at “The Me and Him Show” at KZOK-FM in 1989 but soon got fired. Then he decided to start his own show for Kevin and Bean morning show as “Jimmy the Sports Guy”.
But he got the real success and fame from game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money” in 1997 playing as comedic counterpart and earning out the 1999 Emmy Award for best game show host.
After the show, he started a production company named Jackhole Industries and made its name from several hit shows like ‘The Man Show’ under the belt with Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison.
Finally, ABC channel made a decision to put his potential in a late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! that has earned him the respect of A-list guests in the rating.
The show got the highest rating with some of his popular recurring comedy segments including “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” where celebrities read out loud insulting comments written about them on Twitter and the next “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship” where innocuous words were bleeped out of clips as considering it to be profanities.
He has also performed the extra duties of hosting the primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016. He also hosted out Academy Awards in 2017 and is on return to go for the 90th edition of Oscars in the March month.
He got married to Gina Maddy in 1988 and became the father of two a son, Kevin and daughter, Katherine but the marriage ended up with divorce in 2002.
He then was in short affair with Sarah Silverman which finally ended up in 2009.
In 2013, the got married to Molly McNearney and has now welcomed two children daughter Jane in 2014 and son William “Billy” Kimmel in 2017.