Jimmy Kimmel - Movies, Oscars, Wife, Net Worth & News

American actor Jimmy Kimmel starred in 'Delinquent's Derby' and 'Sandy Wexler,' and earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Jimmy Kimmel

Who is Jimmy Kimmel?

James Christian Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel) is an actor, producer, and best known for Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He is the most prominent host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! He co-hosted Kimmel Comedy Central in 2016.

He also co-hosted The Man Show (2003) and Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) TV series. Kimmel's uncle, Frank Potenza, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a regular from 2003 to 2011.

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    Quick Facts

    Jimmy Kimmel at the 95th Oscars production
    Photo: Instagram/Jimmy Kimmel

    Name: Jimmy Kimmel

    Born: November 13, 1967
    (age 56, in 2024)

    Brithplace: New York City, US

    Occupation: Actor • Writer • Producer

    Years active: 1989 – present

    Spouse: Gina Maddy (m. 1988; div. 2002), Molly McNearney (m. 2013)

    Children: Four

    Religion: Christian

    Nationality: American

    Last Updated: May, 2024

    Top Questions

    • Who will host Oscars 2024?

      Oscars 2024: Jimmy Kimmel announced as host of 96th annual Academy Awards.

    • Is Jimmy Kimmel still on YouTube?

      Yes. Kimmel is constantly active on YouTube.

    • What made Jimmy Kimmel famous?

      Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, and producer. He is usually best known as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    • How many seasons of Jimmy Kimmel live?

      Jimmy Kimmel Live! has 21 seasons. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American talk show that started in 2003.

    • What is Jimmy Kimmel's nationality?

      Kimmel is an American by birth.

    • Who is Jimmy Kimmel's wife?

      Kimmel has been married twice. His wife's name is Molly McNearney. He was previously married to Gina Maddy (m. 1988 - div. 2002).

    • How tall is Jimmy Kimmel?

      Actor Jimmy Kimmel is 179 cm i.e. 5.9 feet tall.

    • Jimmy Kimmel Movies

      Jimmy Kimmel has appeared and provided the voice of, several films since 1995. These include 'Road Trip' (2000), 'Garfield: The Movie' (2004), 'The Aristocrats' (2005), 'The Boss Baby' (2015), and etc.

    Early life and Education

    Kimmel was born on 13th November, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Mill Basin. He grew up in a Catholic family, his father's name is John Kimmel, and his mother's name is Joann Iacono. He has two other siblings named Jonathan Kimmel, and Jill Kimmel. When Kimmel was 9, they moved to Las Vegas.

    Before joining UNLV, he graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and attended UNLV for one year. He then transferred to Arizona State University. Kimmel received an honorary degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2013.

    Career Points & Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Kimmel started his career mainly working in radio, he began working in radio while still in high school. He was a popular caller on the KZZP-FM show while attending Arizona State University in 1988. From 1990, he was on the "Kevin and Bean" morning show as 'Jimmy The Sports Guy' for five years.

    In 1999, Kimmel co-hosted and co-produced Comedy Central's The Man Show during his time on Win Ben Stein's Money. He hosted several other shows including "Crank Yankers," and "The Man Show."

    In January 2003, Kimmel started to host his late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC and took a permanent break from The Man Show.

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    Books and Podcasts

    In July 2019, Jimmy Kimmel published his first book, “ The Serious Goose ”. It was an interactive children's picture book.

    On August 2023, Kimmel started hosting a comedy podcast named 'Strike Force Five' along with his fellow comedians Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver. The main objective of the podcast was to support their staff members who were out of work due to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike.

    Other works

    In addition to television work, Kimmel is also involved in some philanthropic work. Over the years, he has been involved with several charities, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, helping them financially and help them collect money at various times.

    Read Story: Jimmy Kimmel Slams 'Reckless' Aaron Rodgers, Threatens to Sue Him Over Claims of Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

    Personal life and Family

    Kimmel began dating Molly McNearney in 2009, got engaged in August 2012, and married in 2013. She is the executive producer and co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

    Their first child Jane was born in 2014. Jane's younger brother William John was born on 21 April, 2017. He was born with a rare congenital heart defect, for which he underwent surgery at three days old, and is now healthy.

    Read Full Story: Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney's Dating, Marriage, and Lifestyle

    Kimmel was previously married to Gina Maddy in 1988 and divorced in 2002. They had two children, Katherine Kimmel (1991-) and Kevin Kimmel (1993-).

    Jimmy Kimmel Net Worth

    Television host and producer Jimmy Kimmel has an estimated net worth of $72 Million USD in 2024. Kimmel has earned this wealth through his work in the entertainment industry, hosting and producing various television shows. He earns an annual salary of $6 million dollars from ABC.

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    Kimmel earns more than $900,000 per month in rental income from his 5 real estate properties spread across the United States. Kimmel has recently bought a brand-new Aston Martin DBX at a price of $220,000 USD. He also owns Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90, Lincoln Corsair, and BMW X7 cars.

    Net Worth Growth

    Net Worth in 2024 $72 Million
    Net Worth in 2022 $65 Million
    Net Worth in 2021 $55 Million
    Net Worth in 2020 $49 Million
    Net Worth in 2019 $45 Million
    Net Worth in 2018 $41 Million

    NOTE: The above number and date is an approximate number which we do not always claim to be exact numbers.

    Films and Awards

    Kimmel has starred in several films during his career and has provided voices for hundreds of animated films. Among them are Road Trip (2000), Garfield: The Movie (2004), The Boss Baby (2017), Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018), and PAW Patrol: The Movie (2001).

    He has hosted television series since, including The Man Show (1999–2003), Set for Life (2007), 2007 ESPY Awards, American Music Awards (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008), and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003–present) etc.

    He has also produced TV series such as The Adam Carolla Project (2005), Sports Show with Norm Macdonald (2011), and Big Fan (2017).


    In 1999, Kimmel won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, the first award of his career. He was also nominated for the 89th and 90th Academy Awards for Outstanding Variety Special. As a good host and presenter, he received a Primetime Emmy Award two times for Outstanding Variety Special.

    Final Words

    Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host and producer, best known as the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and He's going to be a host of the 96th Annual Academy Awards. He has won several Emmy Awards and Academy Awards for his work on the show. Kimmel's wife is Molly McNearney, and they have two children.

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    Last Updated

    May 10, 2024

    Original Published Date

    January 2, 2024


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