Jimmy Kimmel Ethnicity, Height & Juicy Details

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Jimmy Kimmel

Born

James Christian Kimmel

November 13, 1967

Height

5 ft 11¼ in (181 cm)

Weight

182 lb (82.5 kg) -- 210 lb (95)

Body Type

Average

Eye Color

Dark brown

Shoe Size

US 12

Spirit Animal

Capybara

Ethnicity

Italian, German, Irish, Welsh

Father: German, Irish, Welsh

Mother: Italian

Two of his paternal great-great-grandparents were German immigrants. His family's surname was "K├╝mmel" ("caraway" in German) several generations back. According to a DNA test, Kimmel is also of partial Albanian descent.

Quotes

To be funny...

I don't really need to be dirty to be funny.

Describing himself.

I describe myself as a human being.

On emotions.

Real emotion is good - or doing a good job of faking real emotion.

About Jimmy Kimmel

American TV host, comedian and producer, Jimmy Kimmel is best known for hosting the late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" since its premiere in 2003. The show has gained popularity for its humor, celebrity interviews, and recurring comedy segments. Prior to hosting his own show, Kimmel worked in radio and had various roles in television, including co-hosting "The Man Show" and serving as the co-host and creator of "Crank Yankers."

In addition to his work as a television host, Jimmy Kimmel has hosted several major award shows, including the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Academy Awards (Oscars). He is recognized for his comedic style, wit, and satirical commentary on current events.