Jay Leno

Jay Leno

  1. Host

Happy Birthday

April 28, 1950
United States
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In the Beginning

Born April 28, 1950, in New Rochelle, New York to a Scottish immigrant mother and a second-generation New Yorker, Jay Leno lived an ordinary childhood in the suburbs of Andover, Massachusetts. He attended Emerson College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in speech therapy. Leno found comedy suited him thus strived to make a career of it. He spent the 1970s and early 1980s doing stand-up began his own comedy club (1973), and acted in various movies and shows. He was a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, eventually replacing him in 1992- a switch that created much controversy as some people thought David Letterman would take over.

Career Accomplishments

Most Known For

Fans of Jay Leno easily recognize the comedian thanks to his prominent jaw, described as mandibular prognathism. In his autobiography Leading with My Chin, Leno describes the surgery to reduce his chin size but acknowledges his reluctance to spending the healing time with his jaws wired shut. Of course, the funnyman is best known for NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno which ran from 1992-2009. In the entire run time, only two episodes were canceled, April 23 and 24th, due to Leno checking himself into a hospital for what he referred to as exhaustion. When Leno’s contract for the show ended in September 2009, Conan O’Brien took over while Leno’s new project became NBC’s The Jay Leno Show. He took some of his popular segments to the new show. In January 2010, due to poor viewing audiences, NBC decided to shorten both O’Brien and Leno’s shows and move the Tonight Show to 12:05 am, out of primetime. O’Brien didn’t agree with the time change, so he left the network and Leno returned to The Tonight Show, but not without plenty of controversy and criticism. Some O’Brien supporters claimed Leno was acting ‘classless’ and ‘bullying’ in addition to a shift towards disappointing monologues, while Leno supporters stood by and defended the man. Jay Leno left the show for good on February 6, 2014, with Jimmy Fallon as his successor. Throughout this time Leno continued doing standup, especially for charity and USO events. He has been the guest for other late-night shows and hosted a special, soon-to-be regular show this year, on CNBC, Jay Lenos Garage.

Life After The Tonight Show

Jay Leno has been married to Mavis Leno since 1980, they have no children. They spend much of their free time devoting time and money to charities like the Feminist Majority Campaign to stop gender apartheid and inform the public on Taliban treatment of women, and the Salem State College. Since 1985 Leno has been the Grand Marshal for the Love Ride, a motorcycle charity that has raised $14 million since its start in 1984 for various charities to include Autism Speaks and September 11th recovery. Leno also enjoys spending time restoring classic cars- 169 automobiles and 117 motorcycles. He writes about his hobby in a regular Popular Mechanics column and occasionally in The Sunday Times.  

Jay Leno Net Worth

Net Worth
Net Worth in 2021 $400 Million
Annual Earnings $15 Million Per Year
Assets N/A

Jay Leno Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Jay Leno
Date of Birth
April 28, 1950
Age 71
Birthday 28-Apr
Yers of Birth 1950
Nick Name N/A
Family Name N/A
Birth Place New Rochelle, NY
Residence N/A
Gender Male
Profession Host
Country United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Italian, Scottish
Religion N/A
Personal Life
Marital Status Married
Partner N/A
Spouse Mavis Leno
No Of Children No
Son(s) N/A
Daughter(s) N/A
Physical Stats
Height (in feets) 5 feet 9 inches
Height (in meters) 1.75 m
Weight (in kgs) 86 KG
Weight (in lbs) 189.6 lbs
Bust Waist Hip N/A
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Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Blue
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Tatoo N/A
Father Angelo Leno
Mother Catherine Muir
Brother(s) Patrick Leno
Sister(s) N/A
Garndfather N/A
Grandmother N/A
Sun Sign Taurus
Star Sign Taurus
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Fixed Earth
Highest Qulification N/A
University Bentley University
College Emerson College
High School Andover High School
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