Jay Leno

Jay Leno

  • Highest Rated: 100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 5% Major League II (1994)
  • Birthday: Apr 28, 1950
  • Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA
  • A popular comedian during the 1970s, Jay Leno is best known as the man who replaced Johnny Carson at the helm of The Tonight Show in 1992. Leno was born James Douglas Muir Leno to parents of Italian and Scottish heritage (Leno is particularly fond of discussing the Italian part) in New Rochelle, NY, but was raised in Andover, MA. During the year in which he was establishing his standup career, Leno was performing 300 nights throughout North America. He made his television debut on the Merv Griffin Show and his acting debut in Silver Bears (1977). That year he appeared in the cast of the short-lived Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show, a musical variety summer replacement series. By the early '80s, Leno had left behind any notion of becoming an actor because his comedy career was in high gear. His subsequent film appearances have been as himself or as a parody of himself (The Flintstones, 1994). Leno made his first appearance on The Tonight Show on March 2, 1977. Though he can be sharp and is an astute political commentator, there is something nice and comforting about the soft-eyed, lantern-jawed funnyman that appeals to vast middle-American audiences, the same sort who regularly tuned in to Carson. It is small wonder that Leno became Carson's sole guest host by 1987. Leno hosted his first show as Carson's successor on May 25, 1992, with comedian Billy Crystal as his first guest. There was much furor surrounding the selection of Leno as many believed fellow late night gab-meister David Letterman would inherit the throne. Since taking the Tonight Show's reigns, Leno has attempted to inject the show with a slightly hipper edge by featuring more radical musical acts and affecting a more casual look. It's a tough balancing act, for he must do so without alienating his older, more conservative fan base. Leno would conitnue to host The Tonight Show until a brief stint in 2009, when the network had contracted earlier to hand hosting duties over to Conan O'Brien. Leno moved into an earlier time slot with a comedy show called The Jay Leno Show, but after some controversy, he resumed hosting duties on the Tonight Show, and O'Brien took his act over to TBS.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Chasing Perfect Actor 2019
No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate Actor 2019
No Score Yet Drive Like Andretti Actor 2019
No Score Yet I Am Sam Kinison Actor 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
45% Ted 2 Himself $63.9M 2015
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman Actor 2015
89% Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Fake Santa #1 2014
100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Actor 2014
40% Delivery Man Himself $30.7M 2013
No Score Yet Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun Actor 2011
No Score Yet Rock Prophecies Actor 2009
61% Love the Beast Himself 2009
39% Igor King Malbert $19.5M 2008
No Score Yet Tortoise vs. Hare Murray Hare 2008
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet His Highness Hollywood Actor 2008
No Score Yet Ed & Vern's Rock Store Actor 2008
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Jack O'Lantern 2008
No Score Yet Christmas Is Here Again the Narrator Narrator 2007
No Score Yet Jay's Garage Actor 2007
58% The Astronaut Farmer Himself $11M 2006
No Score Yet Tales of the Rat Fink Flamethrower 2006
59% Al Franken: God Spoke Actor 2006
73% a/k/a Tommy Chong Actor 2006
75% Cars Jay Limo $244.1M 2006
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Fast Tony $195.4M 2006
No Score Yet A&E TOP 10: Cars that Changed the Automobile Industry Actor 2006
64% Robots Fire Hydrant $128.2M 2005
No Score Yet Jay Leno: Certified Car Nut Actor 2005
No Score Yet My Classic Car: Jay Leno - Certified Car Nut Actor 2005
8% First Daughter Himself $9.1M 2004
55% Mr. 3000 Actor $21.8M 2004
No Score Yet Fairly Oddparents - Superhero Spectacle Actor 2004
74% Calendar Girls Himself $31M 2003
61% Stuck on You Himself $33.9M 2003
77% Comedian Actor $2.7M 2002
10% Juwanna Mann himself $13.5M 2002
23% John Q Actor $71.1M 2002
No Score Yet Chicago - A&E Live By Request Actor 2002
No Score Yet Party Animals (or... How to Get to the White House in 5 Easy Steps) Actor 2001
78% Space Cowboys Himself 2000
64% EDtv Himself 1999
No Score Yet Hog Heaven: The Story of the Harley Davidson Empire Actor 1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
85% Wag the Dog Himself 1997
36% Mad City Himself 1997
63% Contact Himself 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Himself 1997
No Score Yet Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Actor 1997
No Score Yet Steve Allen's 75th Birthday Celebration Actor 1997
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Actor 1995
22% The Flintstones Bedrock's Most Wanted Host 1994
5% Major League II Himself 1994
61% Wayne's World 2 Himself 1993
95% Dave Himself 1993
38% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Vorb 1993
No Score Yet Collision Course Det. Costas 1989
No Score Yet Jay Leno: The American Dream Actor 1986
No Score Yet Dr. Duck's Super Secret All-Purpose Sauce Actor 1985
No Score Yet Revenge of the Sun Demon Actor 1983
No Score Yet Americathon Larry 1979
No Score Yet Silver Bears Albert Fiore 1978
No Score Yet American Hot Wax Mookie 1978

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
Judge
  • 2019
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jay Leno's Garage
2015
Executive Producer Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Joe
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
94% The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Ask the StoryBots
2016
Voice
  • 2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Fairly OddParents
2001
Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
63% The Muppets
2015-2016
Himself
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2015
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
Appearing
  • 2014
80% Episodes (US)
2011-2017
Jay Leno
  • 2014
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Host
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest
  • 2013
94% Louie
2010-2015
Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
2006-2011
Himself
  • 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Host
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Appearing Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Himself
  • 2009
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
50% Joey
2004-2006
Himself
  • 2005
69% The Comeback
2005-2014
Himself
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Himself
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Himself
  • 2002
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Lewis' Boss
  • 2000
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet Providence
1999-2002
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Himself
  • 1999
  • 1995
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet V.I.P.
1998-2004
Himself
  • 1998
No Score Yet Veronica's Closet
1997-2000
  • 1997
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Himself
  • 1997
  • 1996
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Jay Leno
  • 1996
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Jay Leno
  • 1996
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Jay Leno
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Himself
  • 1995
  • 1994
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1994
  • 1993
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Don
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1986
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Joey Bobby Bitts
  • 1983
  • 1979
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Young Man
  • 1976

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