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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 4 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1992-2014)
Dave Jay Leno
(1993)
Contact Jay Leno
(1997)
Space Cowboys Jay Leno
(2000)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (8 credits)
 2021 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2015-2020 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 61 episodes)
- All Play and No Work (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Built for Speed (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Unsung Heroes (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Sky's the Limit (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Innovations and Breakthroughs (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week (TV Special) (executive producer)
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (producer - 1,801 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)
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Show Show Actor (109 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (16 credits)
Show Show Self (343 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (118 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Leading with my Chin" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 80 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jay

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Mavis Leno

Children:

None
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. See more »

Trivia:

The Mike Douglas Show (1961) was the first talk show appearance for Jay Leno, which aired on October 19, 1977. Danny Thomas and Teddy Pendergrass were also guests. See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice See more »

Nickname:

Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Star Sign:

Taurus

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