Born in 1948, in Akron, Ohio (although he has claimed to have been born in Omaha, Nebraska, or Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Jiminy Glick was the middle child of ten children of Omar and Isabella Glickman. Jiminy was often a loner and would be made fun of regularly because of his weight at a young age. He was also very sickly until he was thirteen, when doctors discovered that he had a smallTonka truck stuck in his duodenum. After graduating Gale Gordon High School, and continuing on to DeVry Institute of Technology, his life changed forever when the play, Forty Carats, starring Lana Turner came to town. He was asked to join the show and traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he played Onlooker Number Two in the cast, which he said was "Like a Dream!" After his short acting career, Jiminy became the personal assistant to Charles Bronson, for about five years. He had planned on working for Robert Vaughn, but as Jiminy said, "But he didn't pay!" However, Bronson was very cruel to Jiminy and threw him off his boat one time, mistaking him for Sebastian Cabot. Luckily, Jiminy was picked up by George Maharis from the TV show, Route 66 and his cousin, Leon Maharis. Since being cast away by Charles Bronson, Jiminy was out of work, so Leon asked Jiminy if he wanted to work at Chasen's in Beverly Hills, California with him as a bus boy. Jiminy jumped at the chance. While there, he ran into numerous Hollywood celebrities, such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Britney Spears, James Dean, and Charlton Heston. Then, one day, while catering a party atRoddy McDowall's house, George Schlatter from Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, offered Jiminy a pilot episode deal for a daytime talk show that Jiminy accepted and started at the Beverly Garland 'Motel' as opposed to the Beverly-Garland Hotel. And, as Jiminy has said, "that's how it all started!"
Jiminy is currently married to a heavily-medicated, alcoholic Southern woman named Dixie portrayed by Saturday Night Live and Designing Women veteran Jan Hooks. Together they have four wonderfully strapping young boys: Morgan, Mason, Matthew and Modine. Morgan and Mason are teenaged twins and Matthew and Modine are ten-year-old twins; in one episode Jiminy casually commented that they were actually triplets, but he sent the third one away because "two was so much already." The Glick family currently resides in Tarzana, California.