|Jay Leno Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 28, 1950|
Jay Leno is an American television host, comedian, voiceover artist, and writer who is best recognized as the host of NBC’s late-night talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also started a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, in 2009 which aired weeknights at 10:00 pm ET on NBC. On February 6, 2014, he hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame the same year. Moreover, Leno has also been a part of movies like Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, What’s Up, Hideous Sun Demon, Silver Bears, The Flintstones, In & Out, Calendar Girls, and Ice Age: The Meltdown.
James Douglas Muir Leno
Jay, Hardest Working Man in Showbiz
New Rochelle, New York, United States
Jay Leno graduated from Andover High School and then received a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College. At college, he started a comedy club in 1973.
Television Host, Comedian, Writer
- Father – Angelo Leno (Insurance Salesman)
- Mother – Catherine (née Muir) (Homemaker)
- Sibling – Patrick Leno (Older Brother) (May 12, 1940 – October 6, 2002) (Vietnam War veteran who worked as an attorney)
- Others – Pasquale Leno (Paternal Grandfather), Nicolina Garofalo (Paternal Grandmother), James Muir (Maternal Grandfather)
Jay Leno has been repped by Big Dog Productions, Inc., Production Company, Burbank, California, United States.
Stand-up, Television, Film
Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Surreal Humor, Sketch Comedy, Insult Comedy, Satire
American Culture, American Politics, Everyday Life, Pop Culture, Current Events, Human Behavior, Social Awkwardness, Gender Differences
In 2020, his net worth was $450 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jay Leno has dated –
- Sandra Bernhard – It is RUMORed that he once had an affair with actress, comedian, singer, and author Sandra Bernhard.
- Sharon Osbourne (1977) – He hooked up with British-American television personality, music manager, and author Sharon Osbourne in the year 1977.
- Mavis Nicholson (1978-Present) – In November 1978, Jay Leno started going out with philanthropist Mavis Nicholson and they married in 1980. They don’t have any children.
Race / Ethnicity
Jay Leno has Italian ancestry on his father’s side and is of Scottish descent on his mother’s side.
- Prominent jaw
- High-pitched voice
Jay Leno has been cast in TV commercials for Doritos chips, Tostitos Gold chips, Acura NSX automobile, Shell Oil Company, and Burger King.
Jay Leno Facts
- He spent his childhood years growing up in Andover, Massachusetts.
- His brother died in 2002 at the age of 62 as a result of complications from cancer.
- Some of Jay Leno’s comedic influences include Johnny Carson, Robert Klein, Alan King, David Brenner, Mort Sahl, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, and Rodney Dangerfield.
- He is dyslexic.
- Leno has owned more than 170 classic cars and over 150 motorcycles.
- Comedians like Dennis Miller and Jerry Seinfeld have credited Leno as an influence.
- Jay Leno is a huge fan of Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat, and Johnny Cash.
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