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DiResta with dog, Woody
April 3, 1967
New York City
|Other names||James Diresta|
|Occupation||Designer, artist, fabricator|
Jimmy DiResta (born April 3, 1967) is a New York-based designer, 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, and went on to teach at the School of Visual Arts.
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. 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." In 2009, Jimmy hosted "Against the Grain" on the DIY Network.
Since his TV career, he has entered the Youtube media business, publishing on the Make magazine and core77 channel as well as his own. He has hosted the weekly "Making It" podcast since October, 2014 together with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett.
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