Jimmy Kimmel

James Christian Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC on January 26, 2003, at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California; and on April 1, 2019, at a secondary home, the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip. Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012, 2016 and 2020, and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Jimmy Kimmel
Kimmel at Citi Field in 2015
Birth nameJames Christian Kimmel
Born (1967-11-13) November 13, 1967 (age 53)[1][2]
New York City, U.S.[3]
Medium
  • Television
  • film
  • radio
Years active1989–present
Genres
Subject(s)
Spouse
    Gina Maddy
    (m. 1988; div. 2002)
      Molly McNearney
      (m. 2013)
      Partner(s)Sarah Silverman (2002–2009)
      Children4
      Relative(s)

      Before hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he was the co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. Kimmel has also produced such shows as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show. In 2018, Time named him as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People".[4] Kimmel is the longest-working of all current late-night talk show hosts in the United States, following Conan O’Brien’s retirement from hosting a late-night program.