Jay Leno Biography
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.Edit
Born in New Rochelle, New York
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.Edit
Graduated from Emerson College
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.Edit
Began his acting career
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.Edit
Married to Mavis Leno
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.Edit
His mother died
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.Edit
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.Edit
Was honored by Star on the Walk of Fame
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.Edit
Appeared in 2005 trial of Michael Jackson
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.Edit
Won People's Choice Awards, USA
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.Edit
Net Worth Update
As of 2017-18, Jay Leno has an estimated net worth of $350 million.Edit