Jimmy  Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel

Host Biography

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC's longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its eleventh season, JKL produces the most popular comedy bits in late-night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, authors, politicians, newsmakers and the occasional random weirdo. Kimmel's monologue skewers pop culture and up-to-the minute news. JKL airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m., ET/10:35 p.m., CT, broadcasting from Disney's El Capitan Entertainment Center in Hollywood.

In addition to the nightly show, annual specials like Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Oscars and Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night are well-known for their all-star comedy videos. Videos including "I'm F**king Matt Damon," "I'm F**king Ben Affleck," "The Handsome Men's Club," "Movie: The Movie" and "Movie: The Movie 2V" have become hugely popular on television and online.

In January 2013, Kimmel was honored with a star on Hollywood Blvd's Walk of Fame. In 2012 he hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards and the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, DC.

After 12 years in morning radio, Kimmel got his start in television as co-host of Win Ben Stein's Money on Comedy Central, for which he won an Emmy for Best Game Show Host in 1999. He co-hosted, co-created and executive-produced 100 episodes of The Man Show for Comedy Central. Kimmel also served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday, co-created, executive-produced and co-starred in Crank Yankers for Comedy Central/MTV, and co-created and executive-produced The Andy Milonakis Show for MTV and MTV2.