Up 1,421 this week

Jay Leno

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 ... See full bio »

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

Jay Leno on Twitter

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 people
created 22 Feb 2011
a list of 27 people
created 20 Mar 2011
a list of 31 people
created 23 Feb 2012
a list of 21 people
created 9 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jay Leno's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Producer (6 credits)
 2015 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2014 Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (producer - 1,806 episodes, 1994 - 2013) (consulting producer - 64 episodes, 1997 - 1999)
- Episode #21.156 (2013) ... (producer)
- Episode #21.154 (2013) ... (producer)
- Episode #21.145 (2013) ... (producer)
- Episode #21.143 (2013) ... (producer)
- Episode #21.139 (2013) ... (producer)
 2009-2010 The Jay Leno Show (TV Series) (producer - 27 episodes)
- Episode #1.90 (2010) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.88 (2010) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.82 (2010) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.77 (2010) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.72 (2010) ... (producer)
 2006 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - uncredited)
 2002 Roadside Attractions (TV Short) (producer)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Actor (82 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (246 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (62 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the music video for Garth Brooks' country single hit, "We Shall Be Free", along with many other stars and famous people. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 11 Interviews | 75 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:



5' 11" (1.8 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In Huntington Beach, California, three police instructors lost their jobs after ordering two cadets who were caught smoking to eat cigarette sandwiches as punishment. And of course the tobacco companies are thinking, 'Cigarette sandwiches - what a great idea.' See more »


A 1972 graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See more »


White hair with black spot See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Some old racist comments he made back in 2004 Casper-Von-Kyd
Feels like he's auditioning for Fox Rheli
What's he doing now? jordan-733-804120
What's wrong with Conan's fans? boatandbridge
Happy Birthday Jay! LINDALAUGHS
I will miss you buddy marre_rut
Discuss Jay Leno on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page