James Christian Kimmel is a television personality, actor, comedian, writer, and producer from the United States. Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that started on ABC on January 26, 2003, at the Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California, and moved to the Zappos Theater on the Las Vegas Strip on April 1, 2019, is his host and executive producer. In 2012, 2016, and 2020, Kimmel presented the Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018. Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central’s The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money before hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show are among Kimmel’s other productions.
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Jimmy Kimmel’s net worth is estimated to be at $50 million in 2022. Jimmy Kimmel gets paid $24 million per year for his hugely successful ABC television show.
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Kimmel quit The Man Show permanently in January 2003 to host his own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC. Kimmel was rated the “greatest badass on TV” in the April 2007 issue of Stuffmagazine.com. It was an honour, but plainly a mistake, according to Kimmel.
Despite its name, the show hasn’t aired live since 2004, when censors couldn’t adequately bleep censor star Thomas Jane’s onslaught of cursing. Kimmel performed on ABC’s halftime show during the 2004 NBA Finals in Detroit to promote his show. “They’re going to burn the city of Detroit down… and it’s not worth it,” he said if the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers. WXYZ-TV, Detroit’s ABC affiliate, instantly declared that the show will not air on the station that night. ABC officials removed that night’s show from the whole network hours later. Kimmel later expressed regret.
“My apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time,” Kimmel normally says at the close of his show. When Matt Damon did come up for the interview, he stepped in and sat down, only to be told by Jimmy Kimmel a few seconds later, “Unfortunately, we are completely out of time,” followed by “my apologies to Matt Damon.” Damon appeared enraged, although both actors have subsequently apologised.
After his then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman and Damon recorded a similar video titled “I’m Fucking Matt Damon,” Kimmel showed a mock music video with a panoply of stars called “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” in February 2008 as “revenge” after his then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman and Damon recorded a similar video titled “I’m Fucking Matt Damon.” Silverman’s video first aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and quickly went viral on YouTube. Brad Pitt, Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Harrison Ford, Dominic Monaghan, Benji Madden and Joel Madden from Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, Macy Gray, Josh Groban, Huey Lewis, Perry Farrell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Pete Wentz, Meat Loaf, Rebecca Romijn, Christina Applegate, Mike Shinoda, Lauren Conrad, and Joan Rivers all appeared in Kimmel’s “revenge” video, which included himself. After that, Guillermo, Kimmel’s sidekick, appeared in a spoof of Matt Damon’s The Bourne Ultimatum. Damon then tracked him down, cursing Kimmel for being the mastermind behind it all. Guillermo also stopped Damon on the red carpet once and said, “Sorry, we’re out of time,” before he could conclude the interview. The most recent appearance was titled “The Handsome Men’s Club,” in which Kimmel was joined by the “Handsome Men,” who included Matthew McConaughey, Rob Lowe, Lenny Kravitz, Patrick Dempsey, Sting, Keith Urban, John Krasinski, Ethan Hawke, Josh Hartnett, Tony Romo, Ted Danson, Taye Diggs, Gilles Marini, and Ben Affleck, to discuss being handsome and all the jobs.
Family and Personal life
Jimmy Kimmel is a devout follower of the Catholic faith. In 1988, Kimmel married Gina Maddy, but the couple separated in 2002. Katherine, their daughter, was born in 1991, and Kevin, their son, was born in 1993. From 2002 through 2009, he was in a relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman.
Kimmel began dating Molly McNearney, a Jimmy Kimmel Live co-head writer, in 2009. They got engaged in 2012 and married in July of the following year. Jane, their first child, was born in July of 2014. William (“Billy”) John, their second child, was born on April 21, 2017. He was born with a rare congenital heart abnormality called tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, which was discovered when he was three hours old and had a purplish look. At the age of three days, he underwent successful surgery. Since August 2019, Kimmel has served as the Honorary Mayor of Dildo, Newfoundland. Kimmel has admitted to being a narcoleptic in the past. Kimmel co-founded the annual Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, a New York City tradition, and co-hosted the eighth annual Los Angeles edition in 2009. Kimmel has been a fundraiser for Jacky Rosen, a U.S. Senate candidate. Through a genealogy report on the TV show Finding Your Roots in 2020, Kimmel discovered that he and Martha Stewart are cousins.
Kimmel, who had no desire to work in television at first, began writing for Fox announcers and promotions, and was quickly hired to perform the on-air promotions himself. He turned down multiple offers from producer Michael Davies for television series since he was uninterested in the ideas until he was offered a role as Ben Stein’s humorous counterpart on the game show Win Ben Stein’s Money, which premiered on Comedy Central in 1997. Stein’s repetitive speech style and faux-patrician demeanour were offset by his quick wit and “everyman” nature. The couple won an Emmy for Best Game Show Host for their efforts. Kimmel co-hosted (with Adam Carolla) and co-produced (with Daniel Kellison) Comedy Central’s The Man Show in 1999, during his stint on Win Ben Stein’s Money. In 2001, Kimmel quit Win Ben Stein’s Money and was replaced by Nancy Pimental, who was later replaced by Kimmel’s cousin Sal Iacono. The success of The Man Show allowed Kimmel, Carolla, and Kellison to create and produce Crank Yankers for Comedy Central (on which Kimmel plays “Elmer Higgins,” “Terrence Catheter,” “The Nudge,” “Karl Malone,” and himself) and later The Andy Milonakis Show for MTV2 under the banner Jackhole Productions. Kimmel also produced and co-wrote the feature film Windy City Heat, which won the Festival Prize at the 2004 Montreal Comedy Festival and won the Comedia Award for Best Film.