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Jay Leno Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Jay Leno Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth April 28, 1950
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Mavis Leno

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 KingWhat’s Up, Hideous Sun DemonSilver BearsThe FlintstonesIn & OutCalendar Girls, and Ice Age: The Meltdown.

Born Name

James Douglas Muir Leno

Other Names

Jay, Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Jay Leno in June 2019
Jay Leno in June 2019 (U.S. Mission to the European Union / Flickr / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

New Rochelle, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

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.

Occupation

Television Host, Comedian, Writer

Family

  • 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)

Manager

Jay Leno has been repped by Big Dog Productions, Inc., Production Company, Burbank, California, United States.

Medium

Stand-up, Television, Film

Genre

Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Surreal Humor, Sketch Comedy, Insult Comedy, Satire

Subjects

American Culture, American Politics, Everyday Life, Pop Culture, Current Events, Human Behavior, Social Awkwardness, Gender Differences

Net Worth

In 2020, his net worth was $450 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Average

Jay Leno (Left) and Barack Obama talking off the set of 'The Tonight Show' at NBC Studios in Burbank, California on March 19, 2009
Jay Leno (Left) and Barack Obama talking off the set of ‘The Tonight Show’ at NBC Studios in Burbank, California on March 19, 2009 (Pete Souza / Flickr / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jay Leno has dated –

  1. Sandra Bernhard – It is RUMORed that he once had an affair with actress, comedian, singer, and author Sandra Bernhard.
  2. Sharon Osbourne (1977) – He hooked up with British-American television personality, music manager, and author Sharon Osbourne in the year 1977.
  3. 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

White

Jay Leno has Italian ancestry on his father’s side and is of Scottish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Prominent jaw
  • High-pitched voice

Brand Endorsements

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 (Left) and President Ronald Reagan pictured while shaking hands at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner at The Hilton Hotel in Washington DC
Jay Leno (Left) and President Ronald Reagan pictured while shaking hands at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner at The Hilton Hotel in Washington DC (White House Photographic Collection / National Archives Catalog / Public Domain)

Jay Leno Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in Andover, Massachusetts.
  2. His brother died in 2002 at the age of 62 as a result of complications from cancer.
  3. 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.
  4. He is dyslexic.
  5. Leno has owned more than 170 classic cars and over 150 motorcycles.
  6. Comedians like Dennis Miller and Jerry Seinfeld have credited Leno as an influence.
  7. Jay Leno is a huge fan of Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat, and Johnny Cash.

Featured Image by U.S. Mission to the European Union / Flickr / Public Domain

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