Jay Leno

Jay Leno

producer, writer, actor

Jay Leno was born on Apr 28, 1950 in USA. Jay Leno's big-screen debut came with The Return of the World's Greatest Detective directed by Dean Hargrove in 1976, strarring Jay - One of Watson's welfare cases (uncredited). Jay Leno is known for The Kominsky Method directed by Andy Tennant, Michael Douglas stars as Sandy Kominsky and Sarah Baker as Mindy Kominsky. Jay Leno has got 6 awards and 27 nominations so far. The most recent award Jay Leno achieved is Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The upcoming new tvshow Jay Leno plays is You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno - Season 1 which will be released on Sep 13, 2021.

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 number of visits to [error]); for several years, he served as Johnny Carson's permanent guest host on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). A big, sweet guy with a very good comedy routine, he vied with David Letterman to inherit Carson's seat when Johnny retired in 1992. His victory was well-publicized, but empty, though he did gain a measure of revenge when his show beat Letterman's for the Emmy in 1995. Though he consistently lost in the ratings to Letterman except on special occasions, like Hugh Grant's first TV appearance after his encounter with Divine Brown, he surged ahead in 1996, as CBS plunged further into oblivion.

  • Birthday

    Apr 28, 1950
  • Place of Birth

    New Rochelle, New York, USA
  • Also known

    James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno

Known For


6 wins & 27 nominations

Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
Winner - Mark Twain Prize
Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
Winner - Man of the Year
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