There's only one Jimmy Kimmel , but there are plenty of Jimmys in the world. Long before hehosted his own late-night show on ABC, the comedian hosted radio shows in Las Vegas, Seattle and a number of other cities. Kimmel said, "I worked in a station once where there were two other disc jockeys named Jimmy. So I became Chris Kimmel. I didn't hate it. Then I was Jimmy again. Chris Kimmel. I'd still answer to it, But in the end, I'm a Jimmy."