Jimmy Kimmel Live is a loose, L.A.-based late-night talk show starring the comedian who was previously best known for cohosting a couple of successful Comedy Central series. Kimmel himself notes this is `like every other talk show.' The program premiered on ABC following the 2003 Super Bowl.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Frank Potenza - Netflix
Francis “Frank” Potenza (November 11, 1933 – August 23, 2011) was an American police officer for the New York City Police Department and security guard. He later became a television actor for the late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!. He appeared as Jimmy Kimmel's “Uncle Frank” on the ABC show as a regular from 2003 until his death in 2011.
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Death and tributes - Netflix
Potenza died from cancer in Los Angeles on August 23, 2011, aged 77. He was survived by his ex-wife, three daughters, and a granddaughter. He was married to Chippy, for more than 28 years before their divorce. His memorial service was held in Las Vegas. In a Twitter message, Kimmel thanked Potenza's fans, tweeting, “Thank you for your kind words about a very kind man” and “RIP Uncle Frank, his comic timing took a lifetime to earn. Today I eat cake for him.” The show was on summer hiatus at the time of Potenza's death and was scheduled to return on September 6, 2011. On September 6, Kimmel aired a special tribute episode to Uncle Frank, with an interview with Frank's favorite guest, Don Rickles. A caricature of Uncle Frank appears in tribute on the back cover of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' album The Magic of Youth, released on December 16, 2011 (the Bosstones' lead singer, Dicky Barrett, is the announcer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!).
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