James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, New York, November 13, 1967 to Joan and Jim Kimmel. He was the oldest of three siblings. According to the family affinity for "J" names, his younger siblings were named Jill and Jonathan. The family moved to Las Vegas when Kimmel was young. It was there that he would discover his love for the show, thanks to his idol, David Letterman.
He started his media career in radio, where he hosted several college talk shows before landing a job as "Jimmy the Sports Guy"; in Los Angeles & KROQ. It was there that he would remain until his landing his first television role, which would lead to future successes and an infamy for strong political views.
Jimmy Kimmel's television breakout role
It was on Win Ben Stone's money that Kimmel landed his first television role in 1997. He served as host and comedy counterweight to Ben Stein's more monotonous personality. The show and the comic couple were a hit. Kimmel and Stein won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 and received another nomination in 2001.
Jackhole Industry's successor
Jackhole Industries is a production company founded by Jimmy Kimmel and his two close friends, Adam Corolla and Daniel Kellison. The company was a hit with a very specific audience as they produced (but not exclusively) raunchy, rowdy comedies. Examples include The Man Show, Crank Yankers, The Andy Milonakis Show, and Sports show with Norm MacDonald.
Between these, The Man Show and Crank Yankers proved to be the most successful one. The Man Show is precisely described by that name. The featured beer chugging, female bouncing braless and sports, among other "male" subjects. Crank Yankers was a show where famous comedians prank called people. The calls were then hosted in the air by means of dolls to portray the actors.
Jimmy Kimmel's hit talk show
Kimmel is best known as hosts for such talk talk Jimmy Kimmel, Live! It is the longest running ABC talk show to date, with over a decade of seasons behind it. Kimmel started hosting the song in the evening in 2003 and has since hosted many remarkable celebrities.
Among the most remarkable were Oprah Winfrey, Barack and Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, Steve Carell and Ben Affleck – just to name a few.
Throughout the show, there are several sketches that play between Kim's interviews and monologues. Fan favorites include Celebrities Read Mean Tweets (About Himself), Lie Witness News, and unnecessary Censorship. Your YouTube Video Halloween Candy YouTube Challenge was also a great success, like their hilarious raunchy music video I Want to Channing All Over Your Tatum.
How his well-known policy relates to his family life
Kimmel has been known for his strict attitude to certain political issues he has shared through Jimmy Kimmel, Live! One of the reasons he is persistent with universal health care reform is that his son, Billy, was born with a congenital heart failure. Kimmel says that if a better health act is not passed, his son will never be able to afford insurance because he has an existing condition.
Billy and the health reform were spoken in a heartbreaking monologue shortly after the little boy was born. Fortunately, Billy makes much better after several operations – including one just three hours after he was born.
Family always comes first
Kimmel is a great advocate for family first. When his son had surgery, Kimmel took a week's work. Various celebrities hosted his talk show in his absence. According to some interviews, Kimmel also uses a compulsory five hours a day with her children – no matter what. Kimmel's wife, Nancy McNearney, also works on the show and is great at family.