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)
 2015-2018 Jay Leno's Garage (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 42 episodes)
- Going the Distance (2018) ... (executive producer)
- General Badassery (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Limited Funds, Unlimited Fun (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Second Chances (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Prodigies (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 (300 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (90 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 | 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:

They always say the Miss America Pageant isn't a beauty contest, it's really a scholarship program. If that's the case, why don't we just put all the contestants on Jeopardy! (1984) and pick Miss America that way? At least you get the smartest one. See more »

Trivia:

His wife, Mavis, is active in the Feminist Majority Foundation which helps raise funds to combat the strict Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime that requires women to wear head-to-toe shrouds. Her first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) was March 2, 1977. See more »

Trademark:

His large chin See more »

Nickname:

Hardest Working Man in Showbiz

Star Sign:

Taurus

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