James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American television host, comedian, and writer. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00pm ET, also on NBC. After The Jay Leno Show was canceled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. Since 2014, Leno has hosted Jay Leno's Garage. Leno writes a regular column in Popular Mechanics showcasing his car collection and giving automotive advice. He also writes occasional "Motormouth" articles for The Sunday Times.
|Birth name:||James Douglas Muir Leno|
|Born:||April 28, 1950, New Rochelle, New York, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up, television, film|
|Alma mater:||Emerson College|
|Genres:||Observational comedy, black comedy, surreal humor, sketch comedy, insult comedy, satire|
|Subject(s):||American culture, American politics, everyday life, pop culture, current events, human behavior, social awkwardness, gender differences|
|Notable works and roles:||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, (host, 1992–2009, 2010–2014), The Jay Leno Show, (host, 2009–2010), Jay Leno's Garage (host, 2014–Present)|
|Twitter:||Jay Leno's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Jay Leno's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Jay Leno's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Jay Leno's IMDb|
|Rotten Tomatoes:||Jay Leno's Rotten Tomatoes|
About Jay Leno
Born James Douglas Muir Leno, this stand-up comedian hosted The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2014 and gained additional fame for his exquisite car collection.
Jay Leno Before Fame
He graduated from Emerson College with a speech therapy degree and founded his own comedy club.
Achievement of Jay Leno
He provided the voice of Vorb in the 1993 animated film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story and Fast Tony in Ice Age: The Meltdown.
Jay Leno Family Life
He married Mavis Leno on November 30, 1980.
Associations of Jay Leno
He and David Letterman competed for who would get the 11:30 pm show on NBC. Leno's victory sent Letterman to CBS.
Information related to Jay Leno
- Jay Leno Category
- SEMA members
- Mark Twain Prize recipients
- Bentley University alumni
- American car collectors
- Late night television talk show hosts
- Emerson College alumni
- American YouTubers