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Jimmy Kimmel

Lowest Rated:   3% Down to You (2000)
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Prolific Daytime Emmy Award-winning comic and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel got his big break in the media as a sports man before hitting his stride as co-host of the popular Comedy Central game show Win Ben Stein's Money. If anyone is a prime example of how persistence can pay off, it's Kimmel -- after being fired from radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Tucson, and Tampa, early in his career, the future media superstar finally found a place to call home as "Jimmy the Sports Guy" on KROQ FM Los Angeles' Kevin and Bean show. Kimmel's talent as an emcee also found him becoming a regular fixture at Friar's Club roasts.In 1997, Kimmel scored the co-hosting gig on Win Ben Stein's Money, his first foray into television. It didn't take audiences long to warm up to the wisecracking co-host, and soon the Brooklyn-born, Las Vegas-raised Kimmel was also moonlighting as the co-host of yet another hit Comedy Central series -- The Man Show. Seated opposite Adam Carolla and usually with a cold one in hand, Kimmel proved a perfect fit for the playfully crude series that eschewed the virtues of women on trampolines. He effortlessly (at least to viewers) alternated between the two series until Win Ben Stein's Money went off the air in 2002. Despite the fact that it didn't have as long of a shelf life as Wheel of Fortune and The Price Is Right, Win Ben Stein's Money at the very least served well to propel Kimmel's career forward by earning him a Daytime Emmy. While Kimmel's stint on The Man Show would only last another year, by this point he had established himself as one of television's most promising emerging talents and began appearing on a variety of talk shows and television specials. Kimmel's association with Comedy Central continued amicably when he assumed the role of creator, writer, and producer of the prank-phone-call series Crank Yankers in 2002, and in 2003 Kimmel took center stage as the host of his own late-night ABC talk show: Jimmy Kimmel Live. Very much a family affair, Jimmy Kimmel Live featured his Cousin Sal, Uncle Frank, Aunt Chippy, and even his parents in addition to offering childhood best friend Cleto Escobedo as the bandleader. As successful seasons continued to fly by, it soon became clear that Kimmel had become a major fixture in the world of late night.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
51% The Boss Baby
  • Dad
$172.5M 2017
46% Ted 2
  • Himself
$63.9M 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live Host
$165.8M 2015
25% Manny
  • Actor
2015
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Passive-Aggressive Smurf
$71.1M 2013
28% Project X
  • Himself
$53.5M 2012
25% Certifiably Jonathan
  • Actor
$8.3k 2011
72% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Insectosaurus
$198.4M 2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav - Uncensored!
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Windy City Heat
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director
  • Himself
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson
  • Actor
2005
15% Garfield - The Movie
  • Spanky
$75.3M 2004
57% Like Mike
  • Client in Commercial
$51.4M 2002
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner
  • Actor
2001
57% A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Comedy Team of Pete & James
  • Actor
2001
57% Road Trip
  • Corky the Dog
2000
3% Down to You
  • `The Man Show' Host
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • Producer
  • Host
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2016
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Himself
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
67% The Real O'Neals
2016
  • Himself
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Bachelor
2002
  • Appearing
  • Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Shark Tank
2009
  • Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Himself
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Talking Bad
2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
95% Scandal
2012
  • Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Burn With Jeff Ross
2012-2013
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2007
  • 2006
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
  • Himself
  • 2004
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2001

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