Jimmy DiResta Biography, Age, Wife, Shop, Book and Net Worth

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This article will answer every question you have about Jimmy DiResta. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does DiResta do for a living?
  2. Who are DiResta’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are DiResta’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is DiResta married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does DiResta have any children?
  6. Where is DiResta now?
  7. How tall is DiResta?
  8. How much money does DiResta earn?
  9. What is DiResta’s net worth?

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Who is Jimmy DiResta?

Jimmy DiResta is an American New York-based designer, artist and video producer, fabricator, and television personality. 

In 2011, DiResta co-hosted Dirty Money with his brother, John, on Discovery Channel. They set out scouring every corner of New York City, from dumpsters to flea markets. Since his TV career, Jimmy has entered the YouTube media business, publishing on the Make Magazine and Core77 channel as well as his own.

DiResta has also co-hosted the weekly “Making It” podcast since October 2014 together with David Picciuto and Bob Clagett.

How Old is Jimmy DiResta?

He is 54 years old as of 2021. DiResta was born on April 3, 1967, in New York City. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Adam Scott, Alec Baldwin, Cobie Smulders, David Hyde Pierce, Drew Shirley, Eddie Murphy, Eric Braeden, Hayley Kiyoko, among others.

Jimmy DiResta Family

Who are DiResta’s Parents?

Jimmy grew up in the Five Towns area of Long Island. His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents, we shall update it here as soon as possible.

A photo of Jimmy DiResta
A photo of Jimmy DiResta

Does DiResta have Siblings?

He has three siblings John DiResta, Kathleen DiResta, and Joseph DiResta. John is a former New York Transit police officer turned comedian, fry cook, and actor and Kathleen is a jewelry designer.

Jimmy DiResta Education

DiResta enrolled in the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and he graduated with a BFA degree in 1990. He formed a now-defunct toy design company/store called “DiResta” in the East Village in 1993, and he went on to teach at the School of Visual Arts.

Jimmy DiResta Wife

DiResta is married to Taylor Forrest, a designer, and creator of furniture and homewares in a studio that is based in the lower east side of Manhattan. She mainly uses bronze, leather, and steel to make the furniture.

Hammered With John & Jimmy DiResta

In 2006, DiResta co-hosted Hammered with John & Jimmy DiResta, on HGTV. It 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, he hosted “Against the Grain” on the DIY Network.

Jimmy DiResta Podcast

DiResta now has the nickname “Jimmy Two Shows” as both his podcast and the show share a name.

Jimmy DiResta Book

Make (magazine) published a book co-written by DiResta and John Baichtal in 2016.

  •  Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta: A Guide to Working With Metal, Wood, Plastic, and Leather

Workshop Mastery With Jimmy DiResta

DiResta has made a name for himself with his inventiveness and workshop skills, creating dozens of projects for YouTube videos and television shows such as Hammered and Against the Grain on the DIY network. In the book, Jimmy and co-author John Baichtal teach readers essential workshop skills with over a dozen projects that explore everything from mold-making to CNC routing to metalsmithing. Projects in this book include:

  • Tool-drawer cabinet
  • A chess set
  • One-sheet metal stool
  • A machete
  • Crowbar-hammer mashup
  • An electric guitar with a carved body
  • Your own sign
  • A leather backpack

Where Is Jimmy Diresta Shop?

DiResta’s shop is located at 15 Clinton St, New York, NY 100.

Jimmy DiResta Net Worth

Jimmy’s net worth has not yet been revealed.