John and Jimmy DiResta
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Jimmy DiResta began his career in 1990 as an artist, inventor and teacher when he earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he currently teaches a course in 3D design. He has spent most of the past 16 years in the toy industry inventing, designing and developing products before joining HGTV as host of Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta. Jimmy's engineering skills and a love of 3D design allow him to express his artistic streak through woodworking and metal fabrication.
In early 2000, Jimmy ventured into television project development with his brother, John, an actor and comedian. Their creative collaboration led to several successful projects, including Fox Television's Trash to Cash. On HGTV's Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta, Jimmy enjoys a weekly creative outlet for his wildly inventive designs.
John DiResta was a member of the NYPD for 12 years before he decided to try stand-up comedy. After only five years in the business, John's outstanding talent paved the way for him to star in his first network sitcom, DiResta on UPN.
Along the way, John ventured into feature films, appearing with A-list actors like Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson and Robert De Niro. John is also a frequent guest on the late night talk show circuit, appearing on the Tonight Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Howard Stern Show.
In their newest TV show, HGTV's Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta, the brothers tackle unusual building projectsthe more outlandish, the better!