- Name: Jimmy Kimmel
- Age: 49 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: TV Show Host
- Net Worth: US $35 Million
- Status: Alive
Jimmy Kimmel is an American television show host, comedian, actor and producer. He’s best known for hosting the shows, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show, and Win Ben Stein’s Money. James Christian Kimmel was born on November 13, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Joan, worked as a homemaker, and his father, Jim, worked as an executive for IBM. He has two siblings, Jonathan and Jill. Kimmel spent his early childhood in Brooklyn before moving to Las Vegas at age 9. He attended Ed W. Clark High School where he excelled at the academics. Kimmel continued his education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) followed by Arizona State University. He spent a total of 3 years in college but never completed a degree.
Kimmel began his radio career while attending UNLV. He hosted regular interview segments on the college radio station, KUNV. Kimmel turned professional in 1989 at age 21. He worked briefly with the radio stations, KZOK-FM in Seattle, WRBQ-FM in Tampa, and KCMJ in Palm Springs. Kimmel spent 5 years at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles where he worked as “Jimmy The Sports Guy” on The Kevin and Bean Show.
Kimmel made his television debut in 1997 as the host of Win Ben Stein’s Money. He co-hosted the game show on Comedy Central from 1997 to 2000. The show won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Best Game Show Host. Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison co-created ‘The Man Show’. The show ran on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2004 for a total of 112 episodes. It featured beer chugging and a ‘Girls on Trampolines’ segment. Kimmel also co-created the shows, Crank Yankers, The Andy Milonakis Show, and the reality film, Windy City Heat.
Kimmel’s flagship talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003. The show saw low intial ratings but quickly gained traction over the years. It was moved to an earlier time slot in January 2013 in an effort to directly compete with NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The show features a number of segments including ‘Mean Tweets’, ‘Unnecessary Censorship’, and ‘Lie Witness News’. Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and again in 2016. He’s made cameo appearances in films like Hellboy II (2008) with Ron Perlman, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) with Anna Kendrick, and the upcoming The Boss Baby (2017) with Alec Baldwin.
Jimmy Kimmel is 6ft tall and has a net worth of $35 million. He was married to first wife Gina Maddy from 1988 to 2002. They had two children, Kevin and Katherine. Kimmel dated comedian Sarah Silverman for 7 years starting in 2002. He married second and current wife ‘Molly McNearney’ in 2013. The couple welcomed a daughter named Jane in July 2014.
Jimmy Kimmel Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: James Christian Kimmel
- Birthday: November 13, 1967
- How Old : Age: 49 years old
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: TV Show Host, Comedian
- Years Active: 1989-present
- Net Worth : Salary: US $35 Million
- Marriage(s): Gina Maddy, Molly McNearney
- Death-O-Meter: Alive