Jimmy Kimmel, 48, goes from late night to prime time when he returns once again as host of TV’s biggest night for the 68th Emmy Awards telecast tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Here are five facts about the native New Yorker.
1. He was an altar boy for seven years in Las Vegas after his family moved there.
2. Kimmel loves to draw, and when he was a kid his dream was to become a comic book mogul like Marvel mastermind Stan Lee.
3. He was fired from several radio stations before finding success in Los Angeles as Jimmy the Sports Guy.
4. A self-professed cookbook addict, he claims to have at least 1,000.
5. He dated comedian Sarah Silverman for five years.