Jimmy DiResta

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Jimmy DiResta
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DiResta with dog, Woody
Born Jimmy DiResta
(1967-04-03) April 3, 1967 (age 50)
New York City
Other names James Diresta
Occupation Designer, artist, fabricator
Years active 1990–present
Relatives John DiResta

Jimmy DiResta (born April 3, 1967) is a New York-based designer,[1] artist, and video producer. He enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and graduated in 1990 with a BFA degree. He then formed a toy design /production company with his older brother, John DiResta,[citation needed] and went on to teach at the School of Visual Arts.[2]


In 2003, DiResta served as set decorator and co-host on "Trash to Cash" with his brother, John DiResta, on Fox Television (FX Network). In 2006, he co-hosted Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta, on HGTV.[3] The show focused on the marriage of Jimmy's craftsmanship and John's humor. The show's tagline was "Jimmy can make anything and John can make anything funny."[citation needed] In 2009, Jimmy hosted "Against the Grain" on the DIY Network.[4]

Since his TV career, he has entered the Youtube media business, publishing on the Make magazine and core77 channel as well as his own.[5] He has hosted the weekly "Making It" podcast since October, 2014[6] together with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett.[7]

In 2011, he co-hosted "Dirty Money" with his brother, John, on Discovery Channel. The DiResta brothers set out scouring every corner of New York City, from dumpsters to flea markets.[8]


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