Jimeoin is a Northern Ireland actor and stand-up comedian who made his name in Australia.
Jimeoin was born in Leamington Spa, England and grew up in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. He went to Dominican College Portstewart.
He moved to Australia at the age of 22, gaining work as a gardener. He lives in Melbourne with wife Catherine Arena, and their three children. He has starred in and co-written two Australian feature film comedies, The Craic (1999) and The Extra (2005), both co-starring his regular collaborator Bob Franklin. He had his own comedy television programme, the eponymous Jimeoin (1994–95) which ran for two seasons.
He played 'Convict Griffin' in the sitcom Bligh (1992). He is also known for his live comedy tours in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.
In an interview in the Townsville Bulletin on 11 March 2009 he stated that "I'm not really into that nationality thing but I've been watching the Socceroos in the football and when it comes to sport I really go for Australia. Well Ireland's shit at everything so what choice do I have?".