Jimmy Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel

Date of Birth

Birthday: November 13
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York

Jimmy Kimmel 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.

Before hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he was known as 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 magazine named him as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People".

Jimmy Kimmel 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.

Before hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he was known as 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 magazine named him as one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People".

Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018, and the Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016. He will once again host the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT, and will also be serving as executive producer.

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Awards & Nominations

15 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Short Form Variety Series - 2020
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Kimmelot
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2020
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2019
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • ABC
  • 12:05 AM Productions, LLC
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Outstanding Variety Special (Live) - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Host
  • The Oscars
  • ABC
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Host
  • The Oscars
  • ABC
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc.
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc.
Outstanding Variety Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer / Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Outstanding Variety Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Outstanding Variety Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Jimmy Kimmel, Executive Producer/Host
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries
Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross present the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series to Daniel Levy for Schitt's Creek at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Jimmy Kimmel for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Guillermo Rodriguez and Jimmy Kimmel
Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Host Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel presents an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel presents award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel presents an award to Jeffrey Tambor at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert
Jimmy Kimmel (l) of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Woody Harrelson (r) of True Detective backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel (r) presents an award to Allison Janney (l) of Mom.
Sofia Vergara and Jimmy Kimmel hang out in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the Governors Ball
Jimmy Kimmel and Sofia Vergara onstage at the 65th Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel and Sofia Vergara present the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jim Parsons, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sofia Vergara on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel at the 64th Emmy Awards
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Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Washington and Bruce Rosenblum announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Jimmy Kimmel announces the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Jimmy Kimmel announces the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the Outstanding Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series Nominees
Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the Outstanding Reality Competition Program Nominees
Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Jimmy Kimmel onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Kerry Washington, Bruce Rosenblum and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel in the audience during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon presenting onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon presenting onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross present the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series to Daniel Levy for Schitt's Creek at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross present the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series to Daniel Levy for Schitt's Creek at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks on stage during the 72nd Emmy Awards. 

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Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Jimmy Kimmel for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Chris Hardwick presents the award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) to Jimmy Kimmel for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: "All In The Family" And "Good Times" on Night Two of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on the Red Carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
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Jimmy Kimmel, Molly McNearney, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Guillermo Rodriguez and Jimmy Kimmel
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Guillermo Rodriguez and Jimmy Kimmel at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Kimmel
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Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Kimmel present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the 69th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Matt Damon and host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.


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Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Host Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel hands out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Jimmy Kimmel presents an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel presents award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel presents an award to Jeffrey Tambor at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents an award to Jeffrey Tambor at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert
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Jimmy Kimmel of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Jimmy Kimmel (l) of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Woody Harrelson (r) of True Detective backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Jimmy Kimmel (l) of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Woody Harrelson (r) of True Detective backstage at the 66th Emmys.

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Jimmy Kimmel (r) presents an award to Allison Janney (l) of Mom.
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Jimmy Kimmel (r) presents an award to Allison Janney (l) of Mom at the 66th Emmys.  

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Sofia Vergara and Jimmy Kimmel hang out in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at the Governors Ball
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Jimmy Kimmel and Sofia Vergara onstage at the 65th Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel and Sofia Vergara present the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
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Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jim Parsons, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sofia Vergara on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel and Neil Patrick Harris on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Jimmy Kimmel at the 64th Emmy Awards
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Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Washington and Bruce Rosenblum announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Jimmy Kimmel announces the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Jimmy Kimmel announces the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the Outstanding Variety, Music, Or Comedy Series Nominees
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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the Outstanding Reality Competition Program Nominees
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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Jimmy Kimmel onstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Kerry Washington, Bruce Rosenblum and Jimmy Kimmel announce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
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Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel in the audience during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon presenting onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon presenting onstage at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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