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Career

NBC.COM ONLINE SERIES
2007–present
Host and Executive Producer "Jay Leno's Garage"
AUTHOR
Columnist "Jay Leno's Garage" / Popular Mechanics
2005
Author How to Be the Funniest Kid in the Whole Wide World (or Just in Your Class)
2004
Author If Roast Beef Could Fly: Book and CD
1996
Author with Bill Zehme / New York Times Best Seller Leading with My Chin (autobiography)
1994
Author Jay Leno's Police Blotter: Real-Life Crime Headlines from"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
1992
Author Headlines IV: The Next Generation
1992
Author Jay Leno's Headlines: Books I, II, III, Wings Humor
1991
Compiled by Jay Leno Headlines III: Not the Movie, Still the Book; Real but Ridiculous Samplings from America's Newspapers
1990
Compiled by Jay Leno More Headlines: Real but Ridiculous Samplings from America's Newspapers
1989
Compiled by Jay Leno Headlines: Real but Ridiculous Samplings from America's Newspapers
TELEVISION - TALK SHOW
20102014
Host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
20092010
Creator and star The Jay Leno Show
19922009
Host The Tonight Show
19871992
Regular substitute host for Johnny Carson The Tonight Show
1977
Performed a comedy routine - first appearance The Tonight Show
WRITINGS - TELEVISION SERIES
19992014
Head writer Virtual Jay (broadcastmonthly on the Internet)
19922014
Head writer The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
FILM - VOICE ACTING
2008
Voice of Murray Hare Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare
2008
Voice of King Malbert Igor
2007
Voice of The Narrator Christmas Is Here Again
2007
Voice of Jack O'Lantern Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
2006
Voice of Nega-Chin The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators!
2006
Voice of Jay Limo Cars
2006
Voice of Fast Tony Ice Age: The Meltdown
2005
Voice of Fire Hydrant Robots
2001
Voice of The Crimson Chin The Fairly OddParents
1993
Voice of Vorb We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
1983
Voice of Ishmael Pivnik What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon
RECORDINGS - VIDEOS
2006
Voice of Fast Tony Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (video game), Twentieth Century-Fox/Vivendi Universal Games
2001
Appeared as Himself Conan O'Brien's "Wild Desk Ride
2000
Appeared as Himself (archive footage) Christina Aguilera: Genie Gets Her Wish
2000
Appeared as Himself (archive footage) Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith
1999
Appeared as Himself (uncredited) Edtv: Caught in the Camera's Eye
1998
Appeared as Himself WCW/NWO Superstar Series: Diamond Dallas Page—Feel the Bang!
1998
Appeared as Himself Jackie Chan: My Story
1998
South Park Gift Pack 4 (Volumes 10-12), 1998
1998
Appeared as Himself WCW Road Wild '98
1995
Appeared as Himself (archive footage) Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson
1994
Appeared as Himself Totally Bill Hicks (also known as Totally Bill Hicks Featuring "It's Just a Ride" & "Revelations")
FILM AND TELEVISION ACTING
2003
Appeared as Himself Stuck on You
2000
Appeared as Himself Space Cowboys
1994
Acted in the role of Bedrock's Most Wanted Host The Flintstones
1989
Acted in the role of Detective Tony Costas (First Lead Role, filmed in 1989, released in 1992) Collision Course
1981
Acted in the role of Journalist on TV News (uncredited) Polyester
1979
Acted in the role of Larry Miller (Poopy Butt) Americathon
1978
Acted in the role of Albert Fiore Silver Bears
1978
Acted in the role of Mookie American Hot Wax
1977
Acted in the role of Carpenter (uncredited) Fun with Dick and Jane
1977
Acted in the role of Danny Almost Heaven
WRITINGS - TELEVISION EPISODES
19871992
Writer The Tonight Show (also known as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson) / NBC
1974
Writer "J. J. in Trouble," Good Times / CBS
WRITINGS - TELEVISION SPECIALS
1987
Writer Jay Leno's Family Comedy Hour / NBC
1986
Writer with Kevin Kelton Jay Leno and the American Dream / Showtime
1986
Writer The Jay Leno Show / NBC

Professional honors and awards

2014
Inducted into the Television Hall of Fame Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
2011
Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
2011
Primetime Emmy Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Special Class – Short Format Nonfiction Programs for Jay Leno's Garage
2006
People’s Choice Award People’s Choice Awards, USA Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2000
Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Committee Television
1995
Primetime Emmy Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Community

Community service

1985–present
Love Ride Glendale, California USA Grand Marshall / annual charity motorcycle event which, since 1984, has raised nearly $14 million for charities benefiting muscular dystrophy research, Autism Speaks, and in 2001, the September 11 attacks recovery
2012
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. Rockville, Maryland USA Auctioned his 2012 Prima Edizione Fiat 500 raising $385,000. Proceeds donated to the Fisher House Foundation that helps wounded war veterans recover by providing them temporary housing.
2009
Salem State College (now Salem State University) Salem, Massachusetts USA Donated $100,000 in honor of Lennie Sogoloff - gave Leno his start at his jazz club, Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike
2001
Feminist Majority Foundation Arlington, Virginia USA He and his wife donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority's campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan, to educate the public regarding the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Community honors and awards

2012
Plaque Gainesville Fisher House Foundation For his generous auction of a tractor to benefit the Fisher House
Nationality
American
Politics
Democrat
Avocation
Antique motorcycles and automobiles, playing Monopoly

Education

College
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts USA Bachelor of Arts Speech Therapy Class of 1973 While in school, formed his own comedy group and was vocal in his dream of becoming the host of The Tonight Show
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2014
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts USA Doctorate of Humane Letters

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
April 28, 1950
Gender
Male
Place of birth
 New Rochelle, New York USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

1980–present
Mavis Elizabeth (Nicholson) Leno

Parents

Father
Angelo Leno (1910–1994)
Mother
Catherine (Muir) Leno (1911–1993)

Grandparents

Father's father
Pasquale LENO
Father's mother
Nicolina (Garofalo) Leno
Mother's father
James Muir

Ancestry

Italian and Scottish