James Christian Kimmel

Radio Aliases:
"Snoop," "Jimmy the Sports Guy," "Jimmy D Sports Philosopher," "Ho Chi Minh in Hell,"  "James," "Terrence," "Karl Malone," and many more.

Brooklyn, NY.

November 13th, 1967.

Radio work:
KUNV- Las Vegas, NV (UNLV)
KKFR - Phoenix, AZ
KZOK - Seattle, WA
WRBQ - Tampa, FL
KCMJ - Palm Springs, CA
KRQQ - Tucson, AZ 1993-1994 (audio clips here)
KROQ - Los Angeles, CA 1994-1999 
(Thanks to Jen for the radio info)

Television work:
The Adam Carolla Project (2005) - Executive Producer
The Andy Milonakis Show (2005) - Executive Producer
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005) - Roastmaster
Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty (2005) - Himself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards (2004) - Host
The 31st Annual American Music Awards (2003) - Host
Windy City Heat (2003) (TV movie) - Himself/Writer/Executive Producer
2003 Teen Choice Awards (2003) - Himself
MTV Bash: Carson Daly (2003) - Himself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny (2003) - Himself
The New Face of Late Night TV (2003) - Himself
Gerhard Reinke's Wanderlust (2003) - Executive Producer
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003-) - Host/Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
Most Outrageous Game Show Moments (2002) - Himself
100 Sexiest Artists (2002) - Himself
Crank Yankers (2002-) - Various Characters/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
MTV's 25 Loud (2002) - Himself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards (2002) - Security Screener/Writer
Donner (2001) (TV movie) - Skeezer
The New York Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner (2001) - Roastmaster
Fox NFL Sunday (2000-2003) - Himself
The Man Show (1999-2003) - Host/Co-Creater/Head Writer
Win Ben Stein's Money (1997-2001) - Co-Host/Announcer

TV Guest Appearances:
Too Late with Adam Carolla (11/17/05)
Ellen DeGeneres Show (10/17/05)
Baseball Bunch (6/6/05)
My Crazy Life (4/20/05)
Howard Stern Show (2/9/05)
The Tony Danza Show (2/2/05)
Live with Regis & Kelly (1/28/05)
Entourage (8/1/04)
Ellen Degeneres Show (10/26/04)
On Air with Ryan Seacrest (1/19/04)
Sharon Osbourne Show (12/4/03)
KTLA Morning News (11/19/03)
I'm With Her (9/30/03)
Primetime Glick (5/22/03)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1/23/03)
TRL (1/14/03)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1/13/03)
Mohr Sports (7/23/02)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (6/5/02)
The Late Show with David Letterman (6/3/02)
Win Ben Stein's Money (3/25/02-3/29/02)
Howard Stern Show (3/13/02)
Mad TV (2/23/02) - Commentary Guy
Howard Stern Show (2/20/02-2/22/02)
Howard Stern Show (2/13/02)
The Late Show with David Letterman (1/28/02)
Last Call with Carson Daly (1/16/02)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11/19/01)
Win Ben Stein's Money (9/28/01)
Win Ben Stein's Money (9/17/01-9/20/01)
Win Ben Stein's Money (9/10/01-9/14/01)
Family Guy (9/5/01) - Death's Dog/Man in Suit/Renaissance Guy
Win Ben Stein's Money (6/28/01)
The Late Show with David Letterman (6/20/01)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (6/13/01)
Designers' Challenge (3/8/01)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2/20/01)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1/2/01)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (7/4/00)
The Late Show with David Letterman (6/16/00)
Sports Geniuses (6/2/00)
Sports Geniuses (4/14/00)
The Late Show with David Letterman (11/1/99)

Movie work:
Danny Roane: First Time Director (2005) - Himself
Garfield (2004) - Spanky
Like Mike (2002) - Client in Commercial (cut from the movie)
The Comedy Team of Pete & James (2001) - Himself
Road Trip (2000) - Corky the Dog
Down to You (2000) - Himself
Delinquent's Derby (1995) - Racetrack Announcer

Brief career summary:
Jimmy grew up wanting to be an artist (drawing).  He was a huge Letterman fan, even having Letterman themed parties.  Jimmy heard that Letterman started in radio, so when he decided to pursue comedy, Jimmy went into radio as well. JK started his radio career in Phoenix, AZ by writing bits for Mike Elliot and Kent Voss, of the KKFR morning team. After that Jimmy worked in Seattle, WA with Kent on a morning show called "The Me and Him Show." Jimmy got some flack for writing the parody song called "George Argyros is a Mighty Schmuck," about the owner of the Seattle Mariners. He was fired when the station changed formats.

His next radio gig was in Tampa, FL with Kent Voss again. He was fired when the station changed format. Next he went to Palm Springs and did the morning show there. Jimmy left Palm Springs for a more lucrative job with his old acquaintance Mike Elliot in Tucson, AZ, on the KRQ morning show. Jimmy and Mike were brought in to raise the station's slumping ratings. While ratings climbed, they didn't climb fast enough for the management's taste so the they were fired along with producer Chris Patyk... which made KRQ's ratings drop. Ha ha! (click for more info).

Jimmy's final radio gig was on the Los Angeles based station KROQ, where "Jimmy the Sports Guy" was in integral part of the Kevin & Bean morning show. A KROQ boxing stunt called "The Bleeda in Reseda," where Jimmy boxed "Michael The Maintenance Man" (another KROQ personality) teamed Jimmy up with Adam Carolla, who had volunteered to train Jimmy.  While still on appearing on KROQ, Jimmy began working on Comedy Central's "Win Ben Stein's Money," a show which received critical acclaim and won Jimmy an Emmy. 

With a successful television career, Jimmy left KROQ to work with Adam Carolla on "The Man Show."  Jimmy has been doing segments for the past several seasons on the Fox Sports pre-game show.  JK's game picks made him the #1 sports prognosticator on TV, and the audience enjoyed his bits (there was a distinct ratings climb when Jimmy was on).  However, his constant ridiculing of the hosts put him in hot water with the other sportscasters.

Due to the success of "The Man Show" (second only to South Park in Comedy Central's ratings),  Jimmy had the opportunity to produce a variety of new Comedy Central shows.  His most recent Comedy Central venture is "Crank Yankers."

On January 26, 2003 Jimmy began hosting his own late night TV show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  The show airs at 12:06, in the middle of Letterman and Leno.

Jimmy has two children. The eldest, Katie, is a girl.  His son is Kevin two years younger.  Occasionally they appeared on the The Man Show or on Crank Yankers.  People occasionally email me questions about the kids.  I will not comment on them further, so please don't ask about them.

Current Occupation:
Jimmy hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live, weeknights at 12:06 AM on ABC.  You can still see him on re-runs of The Man Show, and doing voices on Crank Yankers.

Medical Problems:
Jimmy suffers from a variety of ailments.  He's narcoleptic (he has trouble staying awake), and has irritable bowel syndrome.  The classic ailment is briefly mentioned by Dr. Drew (of Loveline) in the RealAudio file I have here. It must be heard to be believed. This ailment is mentioned again in another clip (the one about him squirming around) but that one's not as detailed.


Special thanks to Jimmy's sister Jill for providing most of the career summary.