Jay Leno

BirthDay:

28 Apr 1950

BirthPlace:

New Rochelle, New York, USA

BirthName:

James Douglas Muir Leno

Bio:

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 number of visits to Late Night with David Letterman (1982)); for several years, he served as Johnny Carson's permanent guest host on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). A big, sweet guy with a very good comedy routine, he vied with David Letterman to inherit Carson's seat when Johnny retired in 1992. His victory was well-publicized, but empty, though he did gain a measure of revenge when his show beat Letterman's for the Emmy in 1995. Though he consistently lost in the ratings to Letterman except on special occasions, like Hugh Grant's first TV appearance after his encounter with Divine Brown, he surged ahead in 1996, as CBS plunged further into oblivion.
Filmography

Actor ( 241 credits )

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Fast Tony (voice) (rumored)
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2016)
First Impressions with Dana Carvey (2016)  Himself - Surprise Appearance (1 episode, 2016)
Ask the StoryBots (2016)  Special Guest Appearance (1 episode, 2016)
Amy (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Ted 2 (2015) Jay Leno
The Muppets. (2015)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Hosting Trainer (1 episode, 2015)
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)  Himself - Guest, We Are Family (1 episode, 2015)
Jay Leno's Garage (2015)  Himself - Host (8 episodes, 2015)
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip (2014)
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) Himself - Talk Show Host
The 7D (2014)  Crystal Ball (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (segment "House of Cue Cards") (uncredited) (1
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot (2014)  Himself (4 episodes, 2014)
Unusually Thicke (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Good Morning Britain (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Delivery Man (2013) Himself
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Himself - Cameo / ... (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Media Buzz (2013)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Chasing the Saturdays (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Vanilla Ice Archive (2012) Himself (archive footage)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
1600 Penn (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Pebble Beach Experience (2011) Himself
The Undefeated (2011) Himself - on The Tonight Show (archive footage)
Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt (2011) Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Episodes (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Rocket City Rednecks (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
After Lately (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Last Man Standing (2011)  Joe (3 episodes, 2015-2016)
Miss Representation (2011) Himself - Hosting the Tonight Show (archive footage)
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun (2010) Himself
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010) Himself (archive footage)
I'm Still Here (2010) Jay Leno
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Himself (uncredited)
Louie (2010)  Jay (2 episodes, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Annul Victory (2009) Himself
Love the Beast (2009) Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself - Host (95 episodes, 2009-2010)
Glenn Beck (2009)  Himself - Host of 'The Tonight Show' (1 episode, 2009)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Garage Mahal (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Igor (2008) King Malbert (voice)
The P.A. (2008) Himself
The Great Buck Howard (2008) Jay Leno
Ed & Vern's Rock Store (2008) Himself
Celebrity Rides: Jay's Duesenberg (2008)  Himself (2008)
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007) Himself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Himself
Underdog (2007) Himself
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  Colonel Contraction (1 episode, 2014)
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
TMZ on TV (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Food Paradise (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Living with Ed (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) Himself
A/k/a Tommy Chong (2006) Himself
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Fast Tony (voice)
50 Things to Do Before I Die (2006) Himself
Cars (2006) Jay Limo (voice)
Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) Flamethrower (voice)
Hannah Montana (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Ace of Cakes (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Jay Leno's Garage (2006)  Himself - Host (unknown episodes)
Payback (2006) (1 episode, 2006)
Boomtown (2005) Himself
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Himself (archive footage)
Robots (2005) Fire Hydrant (voice)
The Comeback (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Deal or No Deal (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2010)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Contender (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Martha (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Car Cruzin' (2005)  Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Jay Leno Introduces Us to Amazing Kids (2005)  Himself
First Daughter (2004) Himself
Mr 3000 (2004) Jay Leno
Entourage (2004)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2009)
Joey (2004)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2005)
The Apprentice (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2014)
The Ashlee Simpson Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Calendar Girls (2003) Himself
Stuck on You (2003) Jay Leno
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2005-2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
American Chopper: The Series (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Last Comic Standing (2003)  Himself - Guest Mentor (1 episode, 2014)
Rome Is Burning (2003)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Comedian (2002) Himself
Juwanna Mann (2002) Jay Leno
John Q (2002) Jay Leno
Top Gear (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dr. Phil (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Osbournes (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Anna Nicole Show (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Just for Laughs (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Pet Star (2002)  Judge (1 episode, 2003)
Scrubs (2001)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2003)
The Fairly OddParents (2001)  The Crimson Chin / ... (11 episodes, 2001-2011)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2003)
The Chris Isaak Show (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
NewsNight with Aaron Brown (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) Himself (archive footage)
Space Cowboys (2000) Jay Leno
Titus (2000)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2001)
DAG (2000)  Jay Leno (uncredited) (1 episode, 2000)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (3 episodes, 2002-2009)
Edtv (1999) Jay Leno
Family Guy (1999)  Jay Leno (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
The West Wing (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Passions (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Providence (1999)  Lucky the Dog (1 episode, 1999)
Dilbert (1999)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 2000)
The Martin Short Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
V.I.P. (1998)  Jay Leno (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Galileo (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Sin City Spectacular (1998)  Himself (1 episode)
The Greatest (1998)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2003)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Sky News: Sunrise (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Wag the Dog (1997) Jay Leno
Mad City (1997) Jay Leno
In & Out (1997) Jay Leno (uncredited)
Contact (1997) Jay Leno
Meet Wally Sparks (1997) Jay Leno
Just Write (1997) Himself (uncredited)
South Park (1997)  Jay Leno / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Jay Leno (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Veronica's Closet (1997)  Jay Leno (2 episodes, 1997)
The Roseanne Show (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Hardball with Chris Matthews (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997) Himself (uncredited)
The Birdcage (1996) Himself (uncredited)
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1996)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
Muppets Tonight (1996)  Himself (2 episodes, 1997)
The Rodman World Tour (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2008)
JAG (1995)  Jay Leno (2 episodes, 1995)
The Drew Carey Show (1995)  Lewis' Boss (1 episode, 2000)
Caroline in the City (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Jay Frog (1 episode, 1995)
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous (1995)  Himself
The Flintstones (1994) Bedrock's Most Wanted Host
Major League II (1994) Jay Leno
Friends (1994)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1995)
Ellen (1994)  Jay Leno (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003-2013)
Modern Marvels (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2007)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (7 episodes, 1996-2001)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (3 episodes, 1995-1997)
Extra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Footy Show (1994)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself - Phone Interview (1 episode, 2015)
Wayne's World 2 (1993) Jay Leno
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993) Vorb (voice)
Dave (1993) Jay Leno
Frasier (1993)  Don (1 episode, 1993)
The Nanny (1993)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1996)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Jay Leno (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2010)
The Sinbad Show (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 1994-1999)
Mad About You (1992)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1995)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Vicki! (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Home Improvement (1991)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1996)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
Wings (1990)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1996)
Collision Course (1989) Detective Tony Costas
The Simpsons (1989)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1998)
Seinfeld (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Baywatch (1989)  Jay Leno (1 episode, 1997)
Clive James' Postcard from... (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (7 episodes, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2010)
Siskel & Ebert (1986)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 2006)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2010)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon (1983) Ishmael Pivnik (voice)
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour (1983)  Himself (15 episodes, 1983-1984)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (3 episodes, 1982-1989)
Madame's Place (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Crossfire (1982)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Polyester (1981) Journalist on TV News (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself / ... (20 episodes, 2006-2014)
MTV News (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The John Davidson Show (1980)  Himself (2 episodes, 1981)
Americathon (1979) Larry Miller (Poopy Butt)
60 Minutes (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
American Hot Wax (1978) Mookie
The Jim Nabors Show (1978)  Himself (1 episode, 1978)
Silver Bears (1977) Albert Fiore
Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) Carpenter (uncredited)
The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show (1977)  Himself (6 episodes, 1977)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)  Bobby Bitts / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1983)
Alice (1976)  Bones (1 episode, 1981)
Holmes and Yo-Yo (1976)  Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) (1 episode, 1976)
The Alan Hamel Show (1976)  Himself (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1986-1994)
One Day at a Time (1975)  Bernard Shapiro (1 episode, 1979)
Good Times (1974)  Young Man (1 episode, 1976)
Dinah! (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 1979)
Nova (1974)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Rock Concert (1973)  Himself (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Host, The Tonight Show (segment "Jay Leno")
The Hollywood Squares (1965)  Himself (12 episodes, 1977-1980)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself - Guest Host / ... (51 episodes, 1977-1992)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1977-1980)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (1 episode, 1977)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 1990-2005)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Jay Leno's Garage (2015) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Jay Leno Show (2009) producer (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jay Leno's Garage (2006) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) producer / consulting producer (1,868 episodes, 1994-2

Writer ( 3 credits )

The Jay Leno Show (2009) (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) (248 episodes, 1992-2013)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) (unknown episodes)