Funny, quick-witted and down-to-earth, Jimmy Kimmel is one of the most wealthy and successful American talk host on television. With a fortune at $35 million, the host makes an estimated $8 million per year from his talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live”! alone. He began his career as radio jockey and played the role of “Jimmy the Sports Guy’ in the Los Angles based radio show “The Kevin and Bean Show’. In the following year, he was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for his sharp-edged humour in his role as host of the game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money’. He was at the top of his career and had huge success in the field of late-night talk show with the ‘Jimmy K. Live!’ show that was a huge success. Live! It was soon one of the longest-running late-night talk shows on the History of ABC network, surpassing all previous records for other talk shows. This made him an extremely watched and loved celebrities of American television. He’s enjoying a surge of popularity and his latest show,’shock-talk has been able to reach several viewers.
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Childhood and Early Life
Jimmy Kimmel was born in the middle-class community in Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, to James Kimmel who was an executive at IBM as well as Joan Kimmel, a dedicated homeowner.
He was raised and born as a Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy in the church when he was a young.
When he was 9 years old, his family relocated from the city of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he enrolled in the Ed W. Clark High School. While in high school the student was a top student.
He then attended his first University of Nevada for one year. It was during this time that he found his love for radio.
He was in 1989 when he was offered his first job with the Seattle station KZOK-FM. He was host of the show “The Me And Him show’. He was then fired within two months, following which he began an own show on radio located in Palm Springs, California.
When he was in Los Angles, he worked for the station KROQ which was where he hosted “The Kevin and Bean Show’ as the’Jimmy the sports Guy’.
He appeared on TV in 1996. appeared in Fox Network promos, where he appeared as ‘Jimmy the Fox Guy’.
The actor has appeared on a variety of appearances on talk programs like Live with Regis and Kelly, The Howard Stern Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Late Show with David Letterman.
He was on TV as a co-host on the game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money which aired through the Comedy Central Network. His humorous remarks and distinctive performance style made a splash with viewers on TV.
He was a host in 1999. hosted the Comedy Central show ‘The Man Show together with Adam Corolla, an American comedian, TV personality and radio host.
He appeared in 2000 as played Corky’s voice an animated dog from the American comedy film ‘Roadtrip Written and directed by Todd Phillips.
In 2001 in 2001, he played the character of the ‘Deaths Dog’ character in the show ‘Mr. Saturday Knight’, the ninth episode of the 3rd season of the show ‘Family Guy’..
Then, in the year 2003, Kimmel started with his very own late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the ABC network. The show also aired by ABC’s Irish television channel “3e’.
He appeared in 2004 and gave his voice to “Spanky” in the film “Garfield: The Movie’ which is an American live-action movie made by Peter Hewitt.
He was featured in a commercial for a video game called ‘Call of Duty Ops: Black Ops’. In the video , he could be shooting and avoiding bullets.
In 2012 He held the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. where at the end of the evening, the host made a series of hilarious remarks that referred to his school’s history teacher.
The 23rd of September, 2012 the host was host of The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that took place in The Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
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The game show “Win Ben Stein’s Money It has won the show five Daytime Emmy Awards and the hosts of the show were the recipients of an Emmy Award in the category”Outstanding Game host’ in 1999.
The talk show that he hosts, Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ was a hit for the network with an average of 1,826 shows in 2012 which makes the longest-running late-night talk show ever of ABC Network.
Awards and Achievements
In 1999 Ben Stein was the winner of the Daytime Emmy Award as ‘Outstanding Game Show Host’ alongside Ben Stein on the program “Win Ben Stein’s Cash’.
The year 2013 was the last time he included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World’.
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He was honored in 2013 when he was presented with an award at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Personal and Legacy & Legacy
In the summer of 1988, the couple got married. Gina and they were blessed with two children. The couple broke up in 2002. Following his split from Gina He was engaged to Sarah Silverman, American actress and writer. The couple broke up in the early part of 2009.
In the month of October 2009, he began meeting Molly McNearney, a co-head writer for ‘Jimmy’s Kimmel Live’. The couple was engaged in 2012. He is suffering from Narcolepsy which is a neurological condition in which the body is unable to regulate the cycle of sleep and wake.
He is a bass clarinet player which is a musical instrument belonging to the clarinet family. He showed his skills at the “The Mighty Mighty Bosstones'” show held in Costa Mesa, California.
This well-known American talk show host set record after breaking the Guinness records for highest number of miles flown during a week. He flew over 30,000 miles traveling back and forth between New York and California in order to host two TV shows.