Jimmy Kimmel got his start on radio before catching his big break in 1997 as the host of the Comedy Central game show, Win Ben Stein’s Money. His stint on the show opened the doors for his other Comedy Central endeavors, The Man Show and Crank Yankers. In 2003, Kimmel parted ways with The Man Show to become the host of the late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC. His dry sense of humor and sharp bits -- from his recurring “My apologies to Matt Damon” joke to the beloved “Mean Tweets” segment -- has led Kimmel to become a favorite on the late-night circuit. His work on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earned the host a string of Emmy Award nominations -- he even went on to host the Emmys themselves in 2012.
Selected Filmography: Win Ben Stein’s Money (1997-2000), The Man Show (1999-2003), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003-Present)
Related Artists: Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey
Further Reading: Watch President Obama Read Mean Tweets, Flotus Dance to ‘Uptown Funk’, Britney Spears, Lena Dunham and More Celebs Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Video], Erin Andrews, Michael Strahan Read Mean Tweets on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Video]