As a teenager, Kimmel was inspired by David Letterman‘s early career in radio, and he began working at a local radio station. After graduation, he got his first paid radio position co-hosting The Me and Him Show on KZOK-FM in Seattle, where he worked as a morning co-host. They were sacked in 1990, largely because of the expensive stunt work they did together on the broadcast.
His boyhood buddy Carson Daly joined him as an intern when Kimmel decided to launch his show in Palm Springs, California. At KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, Jimmy became known as “Jimmy the Sports Guy,” where he worked for five years as part of the Kevin and Bean morning program.
For a long time, Jimmy Kimmel had no desire to work in the television industry. In the beginning, he wrote promotional material for Fox broadcasters and was eventually hired to conduct the on-air promos himself. On Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money in 1997, Jimmy Kimmel was given a role as the “funny everyman” humorous foil to Ben Stein. In the category of “Best Game Show Host,” they took home an Emmy.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted and co-produced The Man Show with Adam Carolla in 1999 while still working for Win Ben Stein’s money. In the wake of the program’s popularity, Kimmel and Carolla teamed together to produce Crank Yankers for Comedy Central, with Kimmel voicing multiple characters on the show.
A year after leaving The Man Show for good, TV personality Jimmy Kimmel launched his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which grew in popularity and success over the following years. Despite the name, the show does not telecast live. Jimmy’s attitude and interviewing technique are noted for their quirkiness and “weirdness.” Late night Talk show hosts are no strangers to controversy and conflict, and he is no exception.
He credits David Letterman and Howard Stern as his primary hosts. Larry King Live and “Live with Regis and Kelly” have had Jimmy as a guest presenter. His trip from New York to Los Angeles broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most distance traveled in one work week, and he did it for five consecutive days. As a program presenter, he has been well-liked, presenting the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2017 and the Academy Awards in 2017. Five years in a row, he presided over the American Music Awards. Jimmy Kimmel received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in 2013.
What is Jimmy Kimmel salary as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live? Approximately $15,000,000.
Hugh Hefner was roasted at the New York Friars’ Club by Jimmy, who acted as roastmaster. On Comedy Central, he’s also presented many roasts. For a season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Jimmy Kimmel appeared. Set for Life was Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC game program in 2007. At the 2007 Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game in San Francisco, Kimmel served as the National League’s head manager.
In 2004 and 2006, he appeared in the game. With Lebron James as his co-host, Jimmy presented the ESPY Awards 2007. Many animated films, including Robot Chicken, use Kimmel’s voice as a dog. In July 2019, he published a children’s book called The Serious Goose. In April 2020, Jimmy Kimmel will host several episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?