Before his parents began dating in 2009, his father had dated comedian Sarah Silverman for many years.
He was born with a rare congenital heart defect, tetralogy of Fallot, and had to undergo surgery at only three days old. His father would relive the crisis in an opening monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Dr. Mehmet Oz came onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! after his birth to explain his heart condition to his father's viewers.