Jimmy Kimmel’s nephew Wesley, 13, ‘earned a whopping $100k’ for his role in the holiday themed film Red One
Jimmy Kimmel's cousin joins the family business.
The late-night talk show host has made a name for himself in comedy and as an Oscars host, but young Wesley Kimmel is taking a different approach: acting.
The 13-year-old stars in the upcoming Red One with some pretty big names, including Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Lucy Liu and Kiernan Shipka.
The plot for the holiday-themed action comedy has been kept under wraps.
TMZ got a copy of the teen's contract and discovered he could use it to make a nice contribution to his college fund.
The young actor, who has had roles in WandaVision, The Mandalorian and Your Place or Mine with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher, earned $95,000 to appear in the film and another $5,000 to promote the film.
Jimmy Kimmel's cousin joins the family business. The late-night talk show host has made a name for himself in comedy, but young Wesley Kimmel is taking a different approach: acting (pictured in Los Angeles in February)
Jimmy, 56, gave Wesley his first acting job several years ago when he was cast in a video for a series of skits called The Baby Bachelor, directed by Wesley's father Jonathan.
The idea was to let small children act out some scenes from The Bachelor.
In a clip shown on Jimmy Kimmel Live when Wesley and Reese were on the show to promote Your Place or Mine, when it came time for the Baby Bachelor wedding, instead of saying “yes,” toddler Wesley replied: “I need to poop.”
Wesley will also provide voiceover for the upcoming Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, debuting on Disney+ on December 8.
Meanwhile, Wesley's uncle will soon prepare to host the Oscars for the fourth time.
The 96th Academy Awards will take place on March 10 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
“I've always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” the funnyman said in a statement announcing the news.
He previously hosted the annual ceremony honoring the year's best films in 2016, 2017 and 2023.
Wesley Kimmel, 13, has an impressive resume. The teen has had roles in WandaVision, The Mandalorian and Your Place or Mine with Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher
For his latest role in Red One, a Christmas comedy adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Lucy Liu and Kiernan Shipka, Wesley earned a total of $100,000 to star in and promote the film.
Jimmy's wife, Molly McNearney, executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, will return to the Oscars as executive producer for the second year in a row.
The Academy announced Friday that the 2024 show will have an earlier start time and begin airing at 7:00 PM Eastern Time / 4:00 PM Pacific Time.
The idea seems to be to try to prevent the show from running to 11 o'clock due to long thank you speeches from the award winners.
The pre-show with red carpet arrivals and interviews begins 30 minutes before the broadcast.