When you’re born to celebrity parents, it usually means that there are a lot of things you’ll never have to struggle for and a lot of opportunities will be gifted to you on a platter. Kevin Kimmel’s story may not have been that luxurious but he did enjoy some of the perks of being a celebrity’s child. He is the son of celebrity television personality and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. However, he was born at a time when his father was still struggling to establish a solid career. Jimmy was not a celebrity yet so Kevin did not get to experience the full extent of the perks that come with the celebrity lifestyle.
It seems that Kevin has inherited his father’s genes given the witty comments he regularly posts on his social media. He also works in the show business world, same as his dad, but most of his responsibilities see him fulfill roles as a crew member rather than cast. Throughout his career, Kevin has fulfilled a lot of roles from sound guy to production assistant and more. Here is everything we know about the actor and miscellaneous crew member.
Kevin Kimmel’s Bio And Age
Kevin Kimmel was born in Tucson, Arizona, on September 19, 1993. Nothing is known about his early life and growing years or his education history except that he schooled in various cities owing to his father’s work. He made his television debut in 1999, at the age of five. This was on the first episode of The Man Show which aired on June 16 of that year on Comedy Central. In the three years that followed, Kevin was a regular on the show and ended up having made a total of 22 appearances by the end of 2004. He also appeared in an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2004.
His first voicing role came with Crank Yankers where he did voicing for a puppet version of himself. He voiced his character on the Comedy Central series for a total of six episodes between 2003 and 2004. The show was his father’s brainchild and was created along with Kevin’s uncle, Jonathan Kimmel and a few others.
In 2001, he joined the sound department of CBS’s Survivor reality series. This happened in the episode titled “Survivor: The Australian Outback – The Reunion”. He would return three years later, in 2004, to fulfill the same responsibility on the show for another episode.
He continued to expand his technical experience when he manned the PA system on two live episodes of the NBC television series Last Comic Standing in 2007. Then in 2008, he was in the sound department for a Nickelodeon production Dance on Sunset and subsequently as the sound mixer on an episode of that year’s edition of the CBS’s Big Brother reality show.
The next year, Kevin Kimmel was back in the audio department for an episode of Nickelodeon’s Brain Surge game show. In the same year, he started work on the set of what has become the longest-running responsibility of his career yet. He started operating the PA mixer on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, a show produced and hosted by the famous comedian, Daniel Tosh. He was on the show as the mixer guy for a total of 18 episodes culminating in 2013.
In 2013, Kimmel fulfilled his first role as a production assistant. This was on the set of Tubbin’ with Tash. He then reprised the responsibility on 8 episodes of Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail the following year.
Who Are His Family Members?
Kevin Kimmel’s parents are James “Jimmy” Christian Kimmel and Gina Maddy Kimmel. Kevin’s parents met during their time attending Arizona State University and got married on June 25, 1988, after which they left Arizona for Seattle, Washington. Kevin has an older sister named Katie Kimmel who was born in 1991. She is an alumnus of the School of Art Insitute of Chicago and works as a ceramic artist and sculptor.
Kevin’s mother owns a successful online apparel store known as ‘Maddy James’ and also worked as a costume designer on the set of films like Party Like the Queen of France and Party Like the Rich and Famous, both in 2012. At the time Kevin Kimmel’s parents relocated to Seattle, it was due to the fact that his father, Jimmy, had gotten a job at KZOK-FM to serve as the co-host of their show The Me and Him Show. This was the period Katie was born. Jimmy had moved back to Arizona with KRQQ when Kevin was born. The family moved again to Los Angeles after Jimmy joined KROQ-FM.
He would eventually get his first television job in 1997 with Comedy Central as the host of their game show Win Ben Stein’s Money. He followed this up with the network’s The Man Show which had Kevin appearing in 22 episodes of the show over a four-year period while his father was the co-host.
Kevin’s parents ended their marriage in June 2003 and his father moved on with television writer Molly McNearney. Through his father’s second marriage, Kevin has two half-siblings, Jane and William.
All About Jimmy & Gina Kimmel’s Son
1. At the time Kevin made his debut as a miscellaneous crew member on Survivor, he was just 7 years old.
2. He served as an art assistant in a segment of the comedy project Rubberhead in 2014.
3. Kevin Kimmel is said to be dating a woman known as Nicole Francisca Quiroz. On one of his Instagram posts in December 2018, he revealed that they had been together for more than a decade.