He admits to staying up late watching Johnny Carson and Charlie Rose making it hard to wake up in time the next school day.
Says Kimmel: I would watch those shows into the wee hours of the night and I had school at 7 a.m. It definitely didnt help the attendance record.
He says those talking head titans inspired him to become a host although he admits he never practiced his shtick with his parents.
He says, As a child I didnt want to talk to my parents that was the last thing I wanted to do so Id hide in my room and sit at my desk and draw and watch the shows.
Jimmy Kimmel Lives All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs Wednesday (Sept. 13) on ABC.
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