Jay Leno Biography

Birthday: 1950-04-28
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax (1978)) but hit paydirt with his late-night television appearances (he made a record number of visits to "Late Night with David Letterman" (1982)); for several years, he served as Johnny Carson's permanent guest host on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962). A big, sweet guy with a very good comedy routine, he vied with David Letterman to inherit Carson's seat when Johnny retired in 1992. His victory was well-publicized, but empty, though he did gain a measure of revenge when his show beat Letterman's for the Emmy in 1995. Though he consistently lost in the ratings to Letterman except on special occasions, like Hugh Grant's first TV appearance after his encounter with Divine Brown, he surged ahead in 1996, as CBS plunged further into oblivion.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Carol Burnett and Friends Himself - Host 1972 - 1978
Television Parts 1985 Music
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Jay Leno 1990 Comedy
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 Comedy
TV Guide Close Up Himself 2005 -
The Jay Leno Show 2009 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
American Hot Wax 1978 Drama, History, Music
Americathon 1979 Comedy
Space Cowboys 2000 0, Game Show, Sport, 0
Ice Age: The Meltdown Fast Tony 2006 Animation, Action, Adventure
A/k/a Tommy Chong 2006
Igor King Malbert 2008 Drama, 0, 0
Unstable Fables: Tortoise Vs. Hare 2008 Animation, Family
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King 2008 Animation, Comedy, Family