Jay Leno


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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 & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (7 credits)
 2015-2019 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 55 episodes)
- Truly Unconventional (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Cult Classics (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Tough Enough (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Going the Distance (2018) ... (executive producer)
- General Badassery (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 (98 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (15 credits)
Show Show Self (302 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (90 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial: Acura NSX automobile. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 79 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jay

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

"In France, they're having trouble translating a lot of Internet terms into French. In France the law is you have to use French words. For example, there are no French words for surfing the Web, there aren't any French words for chat session, and there aren't any French words for hacker. Of course, a lot of other words don't translate to French either: military victory, deodorant..." (From The ... See more »

Trivia:

In May 2003, he hosted NBC's morning talk show Today (1952). In a May sweeps promotion, "Today" show host Katie Couric, in turn, hosted The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). See more »

Trademark:

His large chin See more »

Nickname:

Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Star Sign:

Taurus

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