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Leno in July 2008.

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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (/ˈlɛnoʊ/; born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor, and television host. He was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC.

Fact file

  • Birth name: James Douglas Muir Leno
  • Born: April 28, 1950 (age 65) New Rochelle, New York, United States
  • Medium: Television, film, stand-up
  • Years active: 1973–present
  • Influences: Johnny Carson, Robert Klein, Alan King, David Brenner, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Rodney Dangerfield
  • Influenced: Dennis Miller
  • Spouse: Mavis Leno (m. 1980)
  • Notable works and roles: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (host, 1992–2009, 2010–2014) The Jay Leno Show (host, 2009–2010)

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