Jay Leno

Birth Day April 28th, 1950
Birth Place New Rochelle, New York, US
Age 73 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

An American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host is named as James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno. He is simply known as Jay Leno. He became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992-2009 after doing stand-up comedy for years. He started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 pm ET, also on NBC since September 2009 and later it was canceled on January 2010 due to host controversy and again he returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. He has hosted Jay Leno's Garage since the year 2014. 

John Oliver Slams Jay Leno For Hypocrisy On Monica Lewinsky And His Calls For Late-Night ‘Civility’ 

Talk show host John Oliver had some choice words Sunday for fellow comedian Jay Leno. Oliver, who conducted a one-on-one interview with Monica Lewinsky on this weekend’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” fired back at Leno, pointing out what he called the veteran funnyman’s hypocrisy. Leno was none too “civil” to Lewinsky, Oliver said. The former White House intern, then embroiled in a sex scandal with President Bill Clinton, was the frequent target of several of Leno’s jokes.  Oliver said that many comedians have “since publicly expressed regret about things they said, although one who hasn’t and who was among the most relentless was Jay Leno.”

Early Life, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Education, Ethnicity, Nationality of Jay Leno

Jay was born on April 28, 1950, in New Rochelle, New York with the birth name of James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno. His father’s name is Angelo  Leno who was an insurance salesman born in New York, to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. At present, his age is 68 but his age will be 69 on his upcoming birthday in April as of 2019. His mother’s name is Catherine Muir. Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. His older brother named Patrick was a Vietnam War veteran who worked as an attorney. He lost his mother in 1993 when he was hosting the first season of ‘The Tonight Show’ and a year later his father passed away at the age of 84. Leno also had a brother named Patrick Leno who was a Vietnam veteran. But his brother died in 2003 due to cancer. His nationality is American and ethnicity is White. His sun sign is Taurus and religion is Christian. He is graduated from Andover High School. Leno has studied up to a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College.

Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements of Jay Leno

Jay Leno is a very handsome person with a balanced weight of 86 kg. He stands approximately with a height of  5 feet 9 inches. He has blue colored eyes and Grey colored hair. 

Career of Jay Leno

  • From March 1977, Jay Leno started his career through a television show ‘The Tonight Show’.
  • He then appeared in television shows and films including ‘Good Times ‘, ‘Holmes & Yo-Yo’, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’. 
  • He has his remarkable roles in  ‘American Hot Wax’, ‘Silver Bears’, ‘Almost Heaven’, ‘Going Nowhere’, ‘One Day at a Time’, ‘Americathon’, ‘Polyester’, ‘The Wild One’, ‘Alice’, ‘Feminine Mistake’, ’Laverne & Shirley’ and ‘Late Night with David Letterman’.
  • He has achieved great success from his appearance in various productions. 
  • He then replaced Johnny Carson as host in 1922 in the show ‘The Tonight Show’. 
  • During 2005  during ‘The Tonight Show’, he involved in the trial over child molestation of Michael Jackson. 
  • He was only the one who appeared as defense witnesses.
  • He was forced not to make any jokes on Jackson on his show as he was involved there. 
  • He combining along with the scriptwriters he had exploited the order. 
  • He then found a loophole that was able to allow others on the show to do the jokes. 
  • These gigs would challenge at the court, but eventually, Leno and the production team won it. 
  • The court allowed them that they could make jokes but wasn’t allowed to discuss Jackson’s testimony. 
  • Leno and the staff celebrated the court’s ruling with an entire episode being dedicated to Michael Jackson gigs.
  • In the year 2009, after celebrating 17 years of running the show  ‘The Tonight Show’, successfully he was replaced by Conan O’Brien where NBC provide the contract to Conan. 
  • Again on March 1, 2010, Jay Leno returned to host the show again replacing Conan.
  • He has also worked as a voice artist for various animation films. 
  • Rather than doing bit roles in films and making guest appearances he prefers as a voice artist. 
  • His popular characters where he has voiced includes ‘Fire Hydrant’ from ‘Robots’, ‘Jay Limo’ from ‘Cars’. 
  • He is also well known for providing the voice in a popular movie and shows including ‘Fast Tony’ from ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’, ‘Jack O’Lantern ‘ from ‘Scooby-Doo And the Goblin King’, and ‘Murray Hare’ from ‘Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare’.

Achievements and Awards of Jay Leno

Jay Leno has been nominated for more than thirty award categories. It also includes a total of sixteen ‘Prime-time Emmy Award’ nominations. He also won the ‘Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series’ award in 1995 for his work on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’. Among various of his awards ‘TV Guide Award’ is also an award he had won for Favorite Late Night Show’ in 1999. He then won the ‘People’s Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host´ in 2006. In 2011 he won the ‘Primetime Emmy Award. Likewise, he was also awarded the ‘Outstanding Short-Format Non-Fiction Program’ award for his ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ show. He was honored with a ‘Hasty Pudding Man of the Year’ award in 2011.

Charity Work of Jay Leno

In the year 2001, Jay Leno with his wife donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation’s campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan. Again in 2009, he donated $100,000 to a scholarship fund at Salem State College. In August 2012, Leno sold his flat for $385,000. All of the money he gave to the charity help wounded war veterans to recover them by building temporary housing.

Personal Life of Jay Leno

Jay Leno is a married person. He was married to Mavis Nicholson. They have been married for 37 years since 30th Nov 1980. They were dating for 2 years after getting together in Nov 1978. They haven’t got children yet. Mutually, they decided not to have children. Previously, he had an affair with Sharon Osbourne from 1977 to 1978. Jay Leno is also rumored to have hooked up with Sandra Bernhard. As of today, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth ($350 Million) And Salary of Jay Leno

Jay Leno has accumulated the net worth of $350 Million as of 2019. He has a luxurious car collection as well. He owns over 200 automobiles. His exact salary will be updated soon. 

Social Media Platform

Jay Leno is active on different social media. He is active on Twitter with approximate followers. Likewise, he also uses Facebook and has got many followers on his Facebook account. More than that he is also active on Instagram.

About Jay Leno

Leno is dyslexic. He claims to only need four to five hours of sleep each night. Leno does not drink or smoke, nor does he gamble. He spends most of his free time visiting car collections or working in his private garage.

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