|Born||November 13, 1967|
|Brooklyn, New York, USA|
Jimmy Kimmel is an American comedian, producer, television host and writer. He is the host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC in 2003. Kimmel hosted the "Primetime Emmy Awards" in 2012 and 2016. He is set to host the Academy Awards in February 2017. Before hosting "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", he was best 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 1989, Kimmel landed his first paying job alongside Kent Voss as morning drive co-host of "The Me and Him Show" at KZOK-FM in Seattle, Washington. After a morning stint at KRQQ in Tucson, Arizona, Kimmel landed at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles. He spent five years as "Jimmy The Sports Guy" for the Kevin and Bean morning show. During this time he met and befriended a struggling comedian named Adam Carolla. Kimmel has performed in several animated films, often voicing dogs. His voice appeared in Garfield and Road Trip, and he portrayed Death's Dog in the "Family Guy" episode "Mr. Saturday Knight"; Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane later presented Kimmel with a figurine of his character on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kimmel also did voice work for "Robot Chicken".