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Jimmy Kimmel Biography

Birth Name:
James Christian Kimmel
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Profession
Talk-show host, writer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Fired from morning radio shows in Seattle, Tampa, Tucson and Phoenix at the start of his career
  • Won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Game Show Host for Win Ben Stein's Money
  • Created, wrote and cohosted Comedy Central's The Man Show with Adam Carolla in 1999
  • Runs his own production company, Jackhole Industries, with Daniel Kellison and Carolla
  • Produced the shows Crank Yankers, The Adam Carolla Project and The Andy Milonakis Show
  • His idol is David Letterman
  • Was asked if he sees himself as "the modern-day Hugh Hefner" in a Comedy Central webchat promoting The Man Show
  • He replied, "Not really
  • His life is much better than mine
  • I'm more of a modern-day Hugh Downs
  • " Served as a sports prognosticator on Fox NFL Sunday
  • Hosted the American Music Awards no less than five times
  • Has the sleep disorder narcolepsy

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2019Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Talk Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series: nominated
  • 2015Producers Guild Awards-Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Variety Series: nominated

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