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Photos: Jimmy Kimmel Gets His Star on the Walk of Fame
On a rainy L.A. Friday, TV host Jimmy Kimmel received the 2,489th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Kimmel is currently best-known for his late night "Jimmy Kimmel Live," on ABC which this month slid into an earlier 11:35 p.m. time slot to line him up directly against long-running heavy hitters Jay Leno on NBC and David Letterman on CBS. Kimmel's career began in radio, and segued into television in the 1990s.
On hand to honor Kimmel was Carson Daly, who once served as an intern for Kimmel at a Palm Springs radio station, according to City News Service. Angelenos may remember Kimmel's voice in the mornings on KROQ on the "Kevin and Bean" show--Kimmel was "Jimmy the Sports Guy." In 1997, Kimmel transitioned to TV as the sidekick on Comedy Central's cerebral game show "Win Ben Stein's Money." Next up was "The Man Show" with fellow radio alum Adam Carolla.
The Brooklyn-born Kimmel was also lauded today in his sidewalk star ceremony by L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti. Kimmel's star is, appropriately, located outside the historic El Capitan Theater which is where "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is recorded.