Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

TV Host

James Christian Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.


James Christian 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.

Before Fame

He graduated from Ed W. Clark High School,  then attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for a year before moving to Arizona State University. He received an honorary doctorate from UNLV in 2013.


Prior to 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 shows such as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald and The Andy Milonakis Show.

Family Life

He began dating Molly McNearney, co-writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, in October 2009, got engaged in August 2012, and got married in July 2013. Their daughter Jane was born in July 2014. Their second child, William (“Billy”) John, was born on April 21, 2017.

Associated With

Kimmel was a fundraiser for the Democratic Party.