May 1992 to February 2014, Jay Leno hosted the Emmy Award-winning, top-rated
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Before that, he appeared in
hundreds of comedy shows around the United States and continues to
In 1995, Jay traveled to Italy to entertain the troops
assigned to the peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. Widely recognized as a
car expert, he drove the pace car in the 1999 Indianapolis 500. He also
writes an automotive column for Popular Mechanics magazine.
Jay wrote a book called "Leading
With My Chin" and has published four volumes of
"Headlines," a popular feature on "The Tonight Show."
Proceeds from the book sales go to various charities. Los Angeles is
home for Jay and his wife, Mavis.
Jay Leno was named Best Political Humorist by
Washingtonian Magazine; A TV Guide named Jay Leno one of the Best Loved Stars in
Hollywood; The Tonight Show was named Favorite Television Show in
Europe; The Tonight Show can be seen on NBC Super Channel in more than 30
countries in Europe and more than 44 countries worldwide;
The Tonight Show received 4 Emmy nominations in 96 (Letterman's Late
Show got 3); The Tonight Show's technical/floor crew won the Emmy for
Richard De La Font
Jay Leno has published numerous books with Headlines and
police-jokes (Police blotters). He has also published a calendar filled with Headlines.
He is known as one of the nicest people in show
business as well as the hardest working, a winning combination for the
man who says, "Anyone can have an ordinary life exciting
careers are hard to come by."
On April 27, 2000 Jay was honored with his own star on
Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Jay's film credits include --
- Wag the Dog (1998)
- Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
- Contact (1997)
- Mad City (1997)
- Sam Kinison Why Did We Laugh? (1997)
- Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Classic Collector's
- Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration (1997)
- The Flintstones (1994)
- We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
- Wayne's World 2 (1993)
- 1984 Los Angeles Comedy Competition (1987)
- Collision Course (1987)
- Doctor Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce (1986)
- Jay Leno The American Dream (1986)
- Americathon 1998 (1979)
- American Hot Wax (1978)
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Born: ..in New York
..in New Rochelle
Apr 28, 1950
Raised: ..in Massachusetts
Based: ..in California