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Jay Leno

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Jay Leno

American stand-up comedian and television host add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1950.

Countries: United States (71%), (8%), United Kingdom (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Tonight Show, NBC, Johnny Carson

Linked to: Los Angeles Times, Emerson College, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg L.P.

 

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Jay Leno was born in 1950 add something


1957

Kevin Eubanks - "'Kevin Tyrone Eubanks"' is an American jazz guitarist and composer who was the leader of The "Tonight Show" Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2010


1968

Terry Southern - The "Easy Rider" controversy reared its head again shortly before Southern's death, when Dennis Hopper alleged during an interview with Jay Leno that Rip Torn had been replaced because he had pulled a knife on Hopper during their argument in New York in 1968


1970

During the 1970s, Leno appeared in minor roles in several television series and films, first in the 1976 episode "J.J. in Trouble" of "Good Times" and the same year in the pilot of "Holmes & Yo-Yo" add something

 

Mazda Cosmo - Talk show host Jay Leno owns a 1970 Series II Cosmo which was featured on the Speed Channel series "My Classic Car" in March, 2006


1977

After an uncredited appearance in the 1977 film "Fun with Dick and Jane", he played more prominent parts in 1978 in "American Hot Wax" and "Silver Bears" add something


1980

Leno has been married since 1980 to Mavis Leno; they have no children add something


1981

APh Technological Consulting - The keyboard component's repeated delays became so notorious around & & Mattel headquarters that comedian Jay Leno, when performing at Mattel's 1981 Christmas party, got his biggest titter of the evening with the line: "You know what the three big lies are, don't you- 'The check is in the mail,' 'I'll still respect you in the morning,' and 'The keyboard will be out in spring


1987

Starting in 1987, Leno was a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" add something

 

Johnny Carson - Jay Leno became the exclusive guest host in fall 1987


1989

Leno's only starring film role was the 1989 direct-to-video Collision Course, opposite Pat Morita add something


1992

Although this represented the lowest second-quarter ratings for the show since 1992, "Tonight" was still the most-watched late night program, ahead of ABC's "Nightline" and David Letterman's "Late Show" add something

 

From 1992 to 2009, Leno was the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" add something

 

Edd Hall - Most famous for his work on television as Jay Leno's announcer on "The Tonight Show" from 1992 to 2004, Hall replaced famed "Tonight Show" announcer Ed McMahon after Johnny Carson's retirement

 

NBC - Some blamed him for losing David Letterman to CBS after giving "The Tonight Show" to Jay Leno following Johnny Carson's May 1992 retirement

 

The Tonight Show - Johnny Carson retired after three decades in the long-time hosts' chair behind the familiar iconic late-night desk on May 22, 1992, and was replaced by Jay Leno amid national and media controversy


1993

Conan O'Brien - He hosted "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" from 1993 to 2009, followed by seven months hosting "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien", from which he was effectively fired due to poor ratings, and the show was returned to Jay Leno

 

CBS - In 1993, the network made a breakthrough in establishing a successful late night talk show franchise to compete with NBC's "The Tonight Show" when it signed David Letterman away from NBC after the "Late Night" host was passed over as Johnny Carson's successor on "Tonight" in favor of Jay Leno

 

Late Night with David Letterman - Letterman, who had hoped to get the hosting job of "The Tonight Show" following Johnny Carson's retirement, moved to CBS in 1993 when the job was given to Jay Leno


1994

Easy Rider - In 1994, Jay Leno interviewed Hopper about "Easy Rider "on "The Tonight Show", and during the interview, Hopper alleged that Torn had pulled a knife on him during the altercation, prompting Torn to sue Hopper successfully for defamation


1995

David Letterman - But in 1995, ratings dipped and Leno's show consistently beat Letterman's in the ratings from the time that Hugh Grant came on Leno's show after Grant's arrest for soliciting a prostitute


1997

Lili Haydn - Her debut album, "Lili", was released in the fall of 1997 and was followed by "Light Blue Sun" in 2003 and "Place Between Places" in 2008, which she promoted with television and radio appearances such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and NPR


1998

In 1998, Leno competed in a tag-team match at the WCW's "Road Wild" pay-per-view add something


1999

Dennis Hopper - In 1999, actor Rip Torn filed a defamation lawsuit against Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

 

Tamela Mann - Mann has appeared on television shows including "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, BET Soundstage, 1999 Grammy *awards, Dove *awards, the United States of America World Olympics, and " Tyler Perry's House of Payne", as well as Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns , where she portrays Mr. Brown's daughter


2001

In 2001, he voiced The Crimson Chin, a superhero in the Nickelodeon animated series The Fairly OddParents and continues to do so today add something

 

Johnnie Morton - During the 2001 season, comedian Jay Leno had been poking fun at the Lions' 0-12 record


2003

David Letterman - For example, in 2003 and 2004 Letterman ranked second in that poll, behind only Oprah Winfrey, a year that Leno was ranked fifth

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy in the 2003 California recall election for Governor of California on the August 6, 2003 episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

 

Katie Couric - On May 12, 2003, she traded places for a day with "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno


2004

Critics have pointed to a 2004 "Tonight Show" clip, wherein Leno claimed he would allow O'Brien to take over without incident add something

 

In 2004, Leno signed a contract extension with NBC which would keep him as host of "The Tonight Show" until 2009 add something

 

Later in 2004, Conan O'Brien signed a contract with NBC under which O'Brien would become the host of "The Tonight Show" in 2009, replacing Leno at that time add something

 

Eddie Guerrero - On March 13, 2004 , Guerrero , along with The Big Show , Trish Stratus and Chris Jericho, made their guest appearances on "MADtv" as they "beat up" Jay Leno while Tonight Show Band leader Kevin Eubanks watched

 

The Tonight Show - On March 29, 2004, Leno's long-time announcer Edd Hall was replaced by John Melendez from "The Howard Stern Show"

 

Conan (talk show) - On September 27, 2004, NBC officially declared that Conan O'Brien, host of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" would take over as host of "The Tonight Show" in 2009, replacing Jay Leno, after a seventeen-year run

 

The Tonight Show - On September 27, 2004, the 50th anniversary of the show's premiere, NBC announced that Jay Leno would be succeeded by Conan O'Brien in 2009


2005

Duesenberg - They fit in between the Duesenberg Model A and the famous J; only four were known to survive until comedian Jay Leno found a fifth X in a neighborhood garage in 2005

 

Billy Crystal - On September 6, 2005, on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Crystal and Jay Leno were the first celebrities to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be auctioned off for Gulf Coast relief


2006

Kevin Brauch - Brauch appeared as a guest on NBC's Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, taped on the afternoon of Friday, March 17, 2006

 

Ivanka Trump - During an April 2006 appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", Jay Leno commented that he could hear her father's influence and inflections in her

 

Tim Russert - Russert told this story to Jay Leno when he was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on NBC on June 6, 2006

 

Colin Farrell - On 20 July 2006, as Farrell was being interviewed by Jay Leno on the set of "The Tonight Show", Bradford evaded security, walked on stage as cameras were rolling, confronted Farrell, and threw her book on Leno's desk

 

Russell Crowe - On 5 November 2006, Crowe appeared on Tonight Show with Jay Leno to announce that Firepower International was sponsoring the South Sydney Rabbitohs for $3 million over three years.


2007

Young Folks - The group performed the song on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on 29 January 2007, and on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno on 18 May 2007,

 

Richard Jeni - Jeni's death was referenced on the show by Jay Leno on March 12, 2007, with accompanying footage of Jeni's last appearance on "The Tonight Show"

 

PacWind - On May 17, 2007, PacWind gained a large amount of publicity when TV personality Jay Leno announced that, as part of an ongoing project with Popular Mechanics, he would be having one of the 'Delta II' model turbines installed on the roof of his garage

 

Tesla Roadster - In a July 8, 2007, review of a prototype Roadster, Jay Leno wrote, "If you like sports cars and you want to be green, this is the only way to go


2008

Leno said in 2008 that he was saving all of his income from "The Tonight Show" and living solely off his income from stand-up comedy add something

 

Dolph Lundgren - During an interview on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno in May 2008, "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott said Lundgren had been considered for the part of undefeated fighter Tigris of Gaul in 2000, but was eventually rejected because "as an actor, he just didn't fit in with what we were trying to achieve"


2009

On April 23, 2009, Leno checked himself into a hospital with an undisclosed illness add something

 

Leno answered questions in front of the Writers Guild of America, West trial committee in February 2009 and June 2009, and when the WGAW published its list of strike-breakers on 11 August 2009, Leno was not on the list add something

 

Jay Leno's new show, titled "The Jay Leno Show", debuted on September 14, 2009 add something

 

Conan O'Brien - As part of the deal, O'Brien would take over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno in 2009

 

Jimmy Fallon - Fallon succeeded fellow "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Conan O'Brien as the host of NBC's "Late Night" after O'Brien left the show to prepare to take over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno in 2009

 

Condoleezza Rice - On a complementary note, on Friday, April 10, 2009 on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, she stated that her favorite band is Led Zeppelin

 

The Tonight Show - What was to be the final episode of "The Tonight Show" with Leno as host aired on Friday, May 29, 2009

 

Jaguar XJ - In July 2009, the newly styled XJ was unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in London, with Jay Leno and Elle Macpherson unveiling the new car

 

Jaguar XJ (X351) - Jaguar invited Jay Leno to unveil the new XJ during the launch at the Saatchi Gallery in London on 9 July 2009

 

The Tonight Show - In the months prior to his impending "Tonight Show" retirement, Leno and NBC agreed to a new contract, which would result in Leno hosting a new prime-time talk show beginning in September 2009, entitled "The Jay Leno Show", with a format almost identical to his "Tonight Show"

 

Steven Ho (martial artist) - Ho made a third appearance on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" for the 65th episode on 14 September 2009, the first night the show shared the evening with Jay Leno's 10:00pm prime time show

 

Jerry Seinfeld - Seinfeld was the first guest on Jay Leno's talk show, "The Jay Leno Show", which premiered on September 14, 2009


2010

Leno has faced heated criticism and some negative publicity for his perceived role in the 2010 "Tonight Show" timeslot conflict add something

 

On July 1, 2010, "Variety" reported that total viewership for Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" had dropped from 5 million to 4 million for the second quarter of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009 add something

 

Conan O'Brien - Jay Leno returned to "The Tonight Show" following NBC's coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

 

Carlos Mencia - A 2010 "Wall Street Journal" article noted that Mencia, along with Dane Cook and Jay Leno, were three of the most hated popular stand-ups by fellow comedians

 

Conan (talk show) - The program's host previously starred on NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" for 16 years, presented "The Tonight Show" for seven months until Jay Leno's return to his version of "The Tonight Show" due to the 2010 "Tonight Show" conflict

 

Conan (talk show) - In January 2010, after "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" had been on the air for seven months, it was announced that NBC intended to move Jay Leno from primetime back to his original timeslot, with O'Brien's show starting shortly after midnight

 

Conan O'Brien - On Thursday, January 7, 2010, NBC executive Jeff Zucker met with Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien to discuss how to get Leno out of prime time, where his ratings were lackluster, and back into late night

 

Edd Hall - On January 18, 2010, amidst the "Tonight Show" host time slot conflict between the program's former host Jay Leno and then-current host Conan O'Brien, Hall's voice was heard on a comedy bit on the "Late Show with David Letterman"

 

Kevin Eubanks - It was announced on February 16, 2010 that Eubanks would only be returning for a short time as band leader when Jay Leno began his second tenure on "The Tonight Show"

 

The Tonight Show - With the return of Leno's "Tonight Show" in March 2010, Melendez continued in the writing role, which he was assigned to on the prime-time "The Jay Leno Show", although the announcing role went to Wally Wingert

 

The Tonight Show - On March 1, 2010, Jay Leno returned to "The Tonight Show", with Wally Wingert as his announcer

 

The Tonight Show - On July 1, 2010, "Variety" reported that only six months into its second life, Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" posted its lowest ratings since 1992

 

The Tonight Show - By September 2010, Leno's ratings had fallen below those of Conan O'Brien when he had hosted "The Tonight Show"

 

Jackie Evancho - Evancho's first stop in promoting the album was "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 23, 2010, where she sang and gave her first late-night interview with Jay Leno

 

The Tonight Show - In October 2010, David Letterman beat Leno's program in the ratings, for the first time since Leno returned to hosting "The Tonight Show


2011

The Tonight Show - By May 2011, however, Leno regained the lead over Letterman and held it until leaving the show in February 2014


2012

Larry Thomas (actor) - In February 2012, Thomas again appeared as the Soup Nazi in an Acura NSX commercial featuring comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno

 

Oscar Pistorius - On 9 October 2012, Pistorius appeared on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno


2013

On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon will replace Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" at the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics add something

 

On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Leno would leave "The Tonight Show" in Spring 2014, with Jimmy Fallon his designated successor add something

 

Honda NSX - An advertisement for the vehicle began airing in early February 2013, featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno

 

The Tonight Show - On April 3, 2013, & NBC announced that Jay Leno would retire in 2014, with "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon taking over "The Tonight Show" after the conclusion of NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics

 

Jimmy Fallon - On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Fallon would replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" at the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics

 

Jimmy Fallon - On April 3, 2013, following a period of speculation, NBC officially announced that Fallon would succeed Jay Leno as the host of "The Tonight Show" following the 2014 Winter Olympics


2014

Jay's final show as the host of the Tonight Show is scheduled for February 6, 2014 with his final guest being Billy Crystal add something

 

Leno hosted his last episode of the Tonight Show on February 6, 2014 add something

 

Upon Leno's induction into the Television Hall of Fame in March 2014, comedian Bill Maher compared Leno to the State of Israel: "He's not perfect, but he's held to a standard that no one else in the world is expected to live up to other than him add something

 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - In November 2014, CBS announced Jay Leno would be Ferguson's guest on his final show; during December "notable friends of the show" scheduled for appearances in December Kristen Bell, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Rashida Jones, Mila Kunis, Thomas Lennon, Tim Meadows , Jim Parsons, Michael Sheen, Ariel Tweto, Betty White, and Henry Winkler


2016

Acura NSX (2015) - After driving an NSX production model in 2016, Jay Leno expressed his desire to purchase the new NSX on his show "Jay Leno's Garage"


2017

Briggs Cunningham - In 2017, Jay Leno completed an extensive restoration on a C3