James Kimmel, more commonly known as Jimmy Kimmel, is one of the most well-recognized faces on television because of his widely popular late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! The ABC host, producer, writer and comedian has been cracking jokes and interviewing celebrities since 2003 when the show was first introduced and since then he’s been on a steady climb to success. He’s hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards not once, but twice, done cameos in numerous films and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! He’s turning 50 soon, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about the hilarious host, Jimmy Kimmel!
10. He’s a Really Good Artist
If Jimmy Kimmel didn’t go into radio after high school, he would have been an artist! In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said he always figured he would be an artist growing up, but when he started watching late night television while drawing, he fell in love with late-night hosts like Johnny Carson and David Letterman. “I always gravitated towards drawing funny things. Maybe I would have done political cartoons or something. I did do a little of that when I was a kid because I’d see them. I’d draw the presidents but I was never great at it…I always thought I’d be an artist, but I started watching late-night television while I was drawing. I’d watch Johnny [Carson] and then Dave [Letterman] and then NBC News Overnight and Bob Costas,” said Kimmel.