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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 »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(1992-2014)
Contact
Contact Jay Leno
(1997)
Space Cowboys
Space Cowboys Jay Leno
(2000)
Dave
Dave Jay Leno
(1993)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (7 credits)
 2015-2018 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 34 episodes)
- One of a Kind (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Cars of the Sports Stars (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Rebels (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Down and Dirty (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Motor City (2018) ... (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)
 1986 Jay Leno and the American Dream (TV Movie) (producer)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (97 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (13 credits)
Show Show Self (282 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (76 credits)

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Other Works:

Participated in a WCW tag-team wrestling match with partner Dallas Page against Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 78 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jay

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"A historic operation occurred over in Boston. Doctors successfully transplanted tissue from a pig's brain to a man's brain -- and the man's brain did not reject it. That pretty much confirms what women have been saying about men" (From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), April 25, 1995). See more »

Trivia:

Although Leno's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) predecessor Johnny Carson appeared on rival late night talk show Late Show with David Letterman (1993) twice (in a walk-on stage appearance soon after Letterman's show debuted, and later in a filmed segment), Carson never once appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) with his successor. Many, including Leno, took this as a sign that "... See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice See more »

Nickname:

Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Star Sign:

Taurus

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