His favorite movie is The One and Only (1978).
Worked in Los Angeles as "Jimmy the Sports Guy" until he started "The Man Show" (1999).
His "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (2003), formerly known as "The Jimmy Kimmel Project" (2002), is set to switch from Comedy Central to ABC in 2003 following "ABC News Nightline" (1980).
Huge fan of the show Lost (2004) and often had the writers and actors as guests on his own show. He has done many 'behind the scenes' features on the show, and had a segment once a week called 'Lost Secrets' in which the actors/writers appeared with comical bits of information.
Children: Katherine Katie Kimmel, 14, and Kevin Kimmel, 12 (as of 2005).
[October 22-26, 2007] Broke the Guinness world record for most miles flown in a five-day work week (30,000-plus miles back and forth from New York to California), hosting two television shows.
Underwent successful emergency appendectomy surgery on June 20, 2007, in Los Angeles.
In 2007, his show's producer requested the voice of Chinese American actress Linda Wang as the Voice Announcement in Chinese Mandarin introducing him for GM Style overseas.
Split from Sarah Silverman [July 14, 2008].
Boyfriend of Molly McNearney [October 10, 2009].