Jay Leno Biography


Jay Leno

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Birth Name: Jay Leno
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age: 67 Years
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American comedian, actor, television talk show host and voice actor, Jay Leno is widely popular for hosting the NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno". He is also an established writer and producer. Jay Leno was born in a middle-class family as James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York, the United States of America to parents; mother Catherine Muir and father Angelo Leno. He is an American and is of Scottish and Italian descent.

On 30th of November 1980, Jay got married to Mavis Leno. It’s been 37 years they have been married but they are childless as they agreed not to have one. Besides this married life, he is not linked to being having extra affairs.

Jay is the graduate of Emerson College. He graduated from there with a bachelor's degree in speech therapy. After that, he began his career as a comedian from a comedy club in 1973. In 1976, he appeared on the television for the first time and that was in the television series Good Times and then in 1977, he performed in the Tonight Show. A decade later he became the host of this show.

He is a car person and it is also said that he owns and owns over 200 vehicles, which in total have an estimated value of $50 million. He also has a 1942 Dodge Carryall in his garage.

In 2006, he put his two seventh-floor units on the market for $3.75 million, however in 2010, he changed his mind and bought another $1.35 million apartment on the eighth floor.

In 1987, he bought a 3,400 square foot, five bedrooms house in Beverly Hills.

For being the host of the show, The Jay Leno Show, he earns the salary of $30,000,000 annually. In 2005, his earning stood at $32 million. His net worth is said to be around $350 million as of 2017-18.

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Born in New Rochelle, New York

1950 28th of April

Jay Leno was from the middle class family born as James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York, United States of America to Catherine Muir and Angelo Leno. He is an American and is of Scottish and Italian descent.

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Graduated from Emerson College

1972

After his high school graduation, he joined Emerson College. There he majored in speech therapy. He was one of the best students there as he also graduated from there regularly and earned his bachelor's degree in 1972.

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Began his career as a comedian

1973

After earning his bachelor's degree, he desired to begin his professional career. After that he began his career as comedian from a comedy club in 1973. When went on performing in several stages and some years later he earned his place in television.

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Began his acting career

1976

Few years later, he finally got chance to appear in the television. In 1976, he made his television debut by appearing in the television series like Good Times and Holmes & Yo-Yo. Till now, he has appeared in more than two dozens of television series.

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Appeared in The Tonight Show

1977 2nd of March

American comedian, actor, television talk show host and voice actor, Jay Leno made his debut appearance in the NBC's The Tonight Show on 2nd of March 1977. That was also the same year; he appeared in his debut movie.

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Married to Mavis Leno

1980 30th of November

On 30th of November 1980, Jay got married to Mavis Leno. It’s been 35 years they have been married but they are childless as they agreed not to have one. Besides this married life, he is not linked to be having extra affairs.

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Became the host of The Tonight Show

1987

A decade later in 1987 he became the host of this show. At that time, he was only the substitute host for Johnny Carson and he earned the position of the main host only in 1992 Carson left this show.

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His mother died

1993

Jay Leno was born to Catherine Muir and Angelo Leno. His mother Catherine Muir was a homemaker and his father Angelo Leno was an insurance salesman. His mother died in 1993 followed by his father’s death the following year.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1995

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor for every actor to be honored with this award. He has also been honored with this award and he won this award for the first time in 1995 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

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Was honored by Star on the Walk of Fame

2000

From the mid 1970s to till date he has been actively involved in the acting world and he has also brought the laughter’s in his fans being the great comedian. For that he was honored by the Star on the Walk of Fame in 2000.

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Appeared in 2005 trial of Michael Jackson

2005

Michael Jackson was the King of Pop; however, he was involved in lots of criticism over the course of time. In 2005, he was accused of child molestation and that year he appeared there as a defense witness. In the trial he testified some lines but those sentences seemed unusual and scripted.

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Won People's Choice Awards, USA

2006

Till now, he has been nominated in People's Choice Awards, USA for five different times and out of these five nominations he has been honored only once. In 2006, he won this award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host.

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Net Worth Update

2017

As of 2017-18, Jay Leno has an estimated net worth of $350 million.

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