Jimmy Kimmel Honored with
Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Star Also Celebrates Show’s 10th Anniversary
Watch the Jimmy Kimmel star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame below.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored television host Jimmy Kimmel with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 25, at 11:30 a.m. at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Centre where his show resides. Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speaker Carson Daly helped Kimmel unveil the 2,489th star in the Category of Television.
The star ceremony was streamed LIVE on www.walkoffame.com
“We are proud to include Jimmy Kimmel on our Walk of Fame. I knew that the Boulevard would be filled with laughter on his special day with all the shenanigans that may be going on in connection with his star ceremony,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Jimmy always makes us laugh, and he has done so much for the Hollywood community. He was bound to end up on Hollywood Boulevard!”
Born in Brooklyn, and raised in Las Vegas, Kimmel began his career in morning radio. Fired from stations in Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa and Tucson, Kimmel’s luck finally changed as ‘Jimmy the Sports Guy’ on KROQ-FM Los Angeles’ “Kevin and Bean Show,” where his popular comedy sportscasts never even got him fired once.
As host and executive producer of the Emmy nominated late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the ABC Television Network, Jimmy Kimmel is a busy man. Like most talk shows, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features celebrity guests, comedy bits and live music. Unlike most talk shows, it also features Jimmy’s family – including his cousin Sal, his parents and Aunt Chippy. His childhood best friend, Cleto Escobedo, serves as bandleader, alongside his dad, Cleto Escobedo, Sr., on saxophone. ABC has recently rescheduled “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the late night staple to air weeknights at 11:35 p.m.
In September Kimmel hosted the 2012 Emmy Awards. Earlier this year, Kimmel was the headliner of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. Kimmel has also hosted the American Music Awards on ABC five times as well as the ESPY Awards. He co-created and executive-produced the hit MTV2 series’ “The Andy Milonakis Show” and “Crank Yankers.” In addition, Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for “Fox NFL Sunday,” and co-hosted Comedy Central’s long-running and popular game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” for which he received two Emmy nominations and one win for Best Game Show Host in 1999. Kimmel has also served as roastmaster for Comedy Central’s roasts of both Hugh Hefner and Pamela Anderson.
Kimmel’s company, “Jackhole Industries,” formed with partners Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla, is (but will not be held) responsible for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Man Show,” “Crank Yankers,” “The Andy Milonakis Show,” “Gerhard Reinke’s Wanderlust,” “Too Late with Adam Carolla,” “The Adam Carolla Project” and the made-for-Comedy Central feature film, “Windy City Heat,” which won the 2005 Comedia Award for best film at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Kimmel also served as a creative consultant to Adam Carolla’s syndicated morning radio show.
Jimmy Kimmel is involved with the following charities: The San Gennaro Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade and CTC International.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to administer the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.
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