Jay Leno

Name in Native Language: "James Douglas Muir Leno" (English/EN)
Actor / Screenwriter / Journalist / Television Presenter / Comedian / YouTuber / Television Producer / Writer | * 04/28/1950 (72) | New Rochelle, New York (United States of America (USA))
James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and actor. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show from 1992 until 2009 when Conan O'Brien took over as host. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC. When O'Brien turned down NBC's offer to have Leno host a half hour monologue show before The Tonight Show to boost ratings amid reported viewership diminishing, Leno returned to hosting the show on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of his second tenure on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. From 2014 to 2022, he has hosted Jay Leno's Garage, and since 2021, has hosted the revival of You Bet Your Life. 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. ()
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James Douglas Muir 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Jay Leno

Primetime Emmy Awards Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Jay Leno as Actor(103)

as Ed Sullivan2023 Midas Man
as Self (archive footage)2021 Live at Mister Kelly's
as Fly (voice)2021 Bug Therapy
as Self (archive footage)2021 Untold: Deal with the Devil
as Self (Archival Footage)2021 The Eyes of Tammy Faye
as Self (archive footage)2021 Val
as Self (archive footage)2021 Jim Carrey, America Unmasked
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2020 You Cannot Kill David Arquette
as himself2017 Jerry Before Seinfeld
as himself2017 Gilbert
as himself2017 I Am Sam Kinison
as Testimonial2017 Sandy Wexler
as Himself (uncredited)2016 Bleed for This
as Self (archive footage)2015 Amy
as himself2015 Ted 2
as Fake Santa #1 (voice)2014 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas
as himself2013 Delivery Man
as himself2011 Boys of Bonneville
as Self - on The Tonight Show (archive footage)2011 The Undefeated
as Self (archive footage)2011 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
as himself2010 Katt Williams: 9 Lives
as Jay Leno (uncredited)2010 I'm Still Here
as himself2009 Love the Beast
as himself2009 Annul Victory
as Murray Hare (voice)2008 Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare
as himself2008 His Highness Hollywood
as Jack O'Lantern (voice)2008 Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King
as himself2008 The Great Buck Howard
as King Malbert (voice)2008 Igor
as The Narrator (voice)2007 Christmas Is Here Again
as himself2007 Underdog
as himself2006 a/k/a Tommy Chong
as Flamethrower2006 Tales of the Rat Fink
as Jay Limo (voice)2006 Cars
as Fast Tony (voice)2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
as himself2006 The Astronaut Farmer
as Fire Hydrant (voice)2005 Robots
as himself2004 First Daughter
as himself2004 Mr. 3000
as himself2003 Stuck on You
as himself2003 Calendar Girls
as himself2002 Juwanna Mann
as himself2002 John Q
as himself2000 Space Cowboys
as himself1999 Edtv
as Self (uncredited)1999 Y2K
as himself1998 WCW Road Wild 1998
as Jay Leno (uncredited)1997 In & Out
as himself1997 Wag the Dog
as himself1997 Contact
as himself1997 Meet Wally Sparks
as himself1997 Mad City
as Jay Leno (uncredited)1996 The Birdcage
as himself1996 Love in Hollywood
as himself1994 Major League II
as himself1994 Look Who's Laughing
as himself1994 Day of Reckoning
as himself1994 Totally Bill Hicks
as Bedrock's Most Wanted Host1994 The Flintstones
as himself1993 Dave
as Vorb (voice)1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
as himself1993 Wayne's World 2
as Detective Tony Costas1989 Collision Course
as himself1986 The Jay Leno Special
as Larry Miller (Poopy Butt)1979 Americathon
as Mookie1978 American Hot Wax
as Albert Fiore1977 Silver Bears
as Carpenter (uncredited)1977 Fun with Dick and Jane

TV Shows/Series with Jay Leno as Actor(85)

as himself2021 Hart to Heart
as himself2020 The Comedy Store
as himself2020 Skrrt with Offset
as Self (archive footage)2020 The New York Times Presents
as himself2019 Peyton's Places
as Self - Panelist2019 Lights Out with David Spade
as Self (archive footage)2018 Dirty Money
as himself2018 The Kominsky Method
as Self (archive footage)2017 The Nineties
as himself2016 First Impressions
as himself2015 The Muppets
as himself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Self - Host2015 Jay Leno's Garage
as himself2014 Good Morning Britain
as himself2012 1600 Penn
as himself2011 Episodes
as Self - Host2009 The Jay Leno Show
as himself2006 Hannah Montana
as himself2004 Joey
as himself2003 Celebrities Uncensored
as Self - Judge2002 Pet Star
as The Crimson Chin (voice)2001 The Fairly OddParents
as Crimson Chin Doll (voice)2001 The Fairly OddParents
as The Crimson Chin / The Nega-Chin (voice)2001 The Fairly OddParents
as The Crimson Chin / Nega-Chin (voice)2001 The Fairly OddParents
as The Crimson Chin / Self (voice)2001 The Fairly OddParents
as himself2001 Scrubs
2000 DAG
2000 Titus
as himself1999 The West Wing
as Lucky the Dog (voice)1999 Providence
as Jay Leno (voice)1999 Family Guy
as himself1999 Family Guy
as Mayor Jay Leno (voice)1999 Family Guy
as Himself (voice)1999 Dilbert
as himself1998 V.I.P.
as himself1997 Just Shoot Me!
as himself1997 The View
as Jay Leno (uncredited)1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
as himself1994 Friends
as Don (voice)1993 Frasier
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as himself1992 Mad About You
as himself1992 The Larry Sanders Show
as Jay1991 Home Improvement
1990 Wings
as Jay Leno (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as himself1989 Seinfeld
as himself1982 Madame's Place
1976 Alice
as Self - Host / Frank Jenkins / Jackie Niles / Various1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self (archive footage)1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1968 60 Minutes

Movies with Jay Leno as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer1986 Jay Leno: The American Dream
Writing/Writer1986 The Jay Leno Special

TV Shows/Series with Jay Leno as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Jay Leno
Born: Friday, 04/28 1950 (April) in New Rochelle, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 72 years + 333 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Emerson College, Bentley University, Andover High School
Spouses (current/former): Mavis Leno
Other names for Jay Leno (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno"
"James Douglas Muir Leno"
Jay Leno frequently works together with these people:
Rachael MacFarlane (63x, Actress)
Larry David (43x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (37x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (37x, Actress)
Phil LaMarr (33x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (33x, Actor)
Bill Hader (32x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (31x, Actor)
Dee Bradley Baker (30x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (27x, Actress)
Jerry Seinfeld (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7444, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023