Jay Leno

Actor · Writer · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 83
James Douglas Muir Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and former late-night television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became 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 10:00pm ET, also on NBC.

James Douglas Muir Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and former late-night television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became 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 10:00pm ET, also on NBC.

Birth Name

James Douglas Muir Leno

Born

Friday, 28 April 1950

Actor Filmography

One Nighters Self 6049
Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (archive footage) 2022
Betty White: A Celebration Self 2022
Listening to Kenny G Self 2021
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Self - Special Guest 2021
Adam Carolla: Truth Yeller Self 2021
Bad Sport Self - Host, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2021
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Self (Archival Footage) 2021
You Bet Your Life Self - Host 2021
Untold: Deal with the Devil Self - Host, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno / Himself (Archival Footage) 2021
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

One Nighters Self 6049
Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (archive footage) 2022
Betty White: A Celebration Self 2022
Listening to Kenny G Self 2021
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses Self - Special Guest 2021
Adam Carolla: Truth Yeller Self 2021
Bad Sport Self - Host, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2021
The Eyes of Tammy Faye Self (Archival Footage) 2021
You Bet Your Life Self - Host 2021
Untold: Deal with the Devil Self - Host, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno / Himself (Archival Footage) 2021
Hart to Heart Self 2021
Val Self (archive footage) / Self 2021
Live at Mister Kelly's Self 2021
The Story of Late Night Self 2021
Rulon Gardner Won't Die 2021
Tiger Self - Host, Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2021
Best in Class: The Making of A Concours D'Elegance Self 2020
537 Votes Self 2020
The Comedy Store Self 2020
Loving Neverland Self 2020
Rodman Self 2020
Dumb: The Story of Big Brother Magazine Self - Host, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2020
The New York Times Presents Self 2020
Skrrt with Offset Self 2020
Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures Billy Beagle 2019
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Adventure Awaits Himself / Self 2019
Between Two Ferns: The Movie Self 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self - Guest Host, Self, Self - Guest 2019
Peyton's Places Self 2019
Lights Out with David Spade Self - Panelist 2019
T.O.T.S. Hank Featherbee 2019
Biography: Jeff Foxworthy - Stand Up Guy Self 2019
Biography: Jeff Dunham - Talking Heads Self 2019
Chasing Perfect Self 2019
The Very Very Best of the 70s (archive footage) 2019
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate 2019
Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World Self - Car Enthusiast 2019
The D.L. Hughley Show Self - Guest 2019
The Kominsky Method Jay Leno 2018
The Steve Irwin Story Self 2018
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Self 2018
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Self - Comedian / Talk Show Host 2018
Dirty Money Self 2018
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman Self 2018
I Am Sam Kinison Himself 2017
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special Self - Guest 2017
Gilbert Himself / Self 2017
Jerry Before Seinfeld Himself / Self 2017
Carpool Karaoke Self 2017
The Nineties Self - Guest host 2017
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Self 2017
Sandy Wexler Testimonial 2017
Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live Self - Guest 2017
The History of Comedy Self, Self (archive footage) 2017
Abstract: The Art of Design Self 2017
Mickey and the Roadster Racers Billy Beagle, Bill Beagle, Billy Beagle / Bubba Beagle 2017
Live Another Day Self 2016
Ask the StoryBots Special Guest Appearance 2016
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Self 2016
Red Nose Day Self 2016
First Impressions with Dana Carvey Self - Surprise Appearance 2016
Weiner Self 2016
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Fast Tony (voice) 2016
Robert Klein Still Can't Stop His Leg Self 2016
Collision Course Self 2016
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson Self - Special Guest 2016
Chelsea Self 2016
WWE: Diamond Dallas Page, Positively Living Self 2016
Jay Leno's Garage Himself - Host, Self - Host 2015
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Self - Guest, We Are Family 2015
The Muppets. Jay Leno 2015
Ted 2 Jay Leno 2015
Amy Himself (archive footage) / Self 2015
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman Himself / Self 2015
StarTalk Self 2015
Lip Sync Battle Self - Contestant 2015
The Late Late Show with James Corden Himself - Hosting Trainer (as Jay) 2015
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Self - Panelist 2015
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Fake Santa #1 (voice) / Fake Santa #1 2014
The Meredith Vieira Show Self 2014
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Self - Presenter 2014
The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW Self 2014
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip Himself 2014
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot Self 2014
The 7D Crystal Ball 2014
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Self 2014
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Self - Talk Show Host / Himself 2014
Unusually Thicke Himself 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self, Self - Guest Monologue, Jay Leno (segment "House of Cue Cards"), Self - Substitute Guest 2014
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself / Self 2013
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Self 2013
Delivery Man Jay Leno / Himself 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Self - Cameo, Self - Guest 2013
20 Feet from Stardom Self 2013
Chasing the Saturdays Himself 2013
Real Husbands of Hollywood Jay Leno 2013
1600 Penn Jay Leno 2012
Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas Himself / Self 2012
nWo: The Revolution Self 2012
Steve Harvey Self 2012
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Self 2012
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story Self - Rocket & McLaren F1 Owner 2012
Rock Center with Brian Williams Self - Tonight Show Host (segment "One on One") 2011
Last Man Standing Joe 2011
Rocket City Rednecks Self 2011
The Undefeated Self - on The Tonight Show / Self - on The Tonight Show (archive footage) 2011
Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt Himself / Self 2011
After Lately Self 2011
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Self 2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Self / Self (archive footage) 2011
Miss Representation Self - Hosting the Tonight Show 2011
Episodes Jay Leno 2011
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun Self 2010
Katt Williams: 9 Lives Self / Himself 2010
Hollywood Treasure Self 2010
Kids React (archive footage) 2010
I'm Still Here Jay Leno 2010
Louie Jay 2010
The Battle for Late Night Self 2010
Exit Through the Gift Shop Self 2010
The Marriage Ref Self 2010
Joe Rogan Experience Himself 2009
Talk Stoop Self 2009
Let's Make a Deal Self 2009
The Dr. Oz Show Self 2009
The Jay Leno Show Self - Host 2009
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW Self 2009
Everything Is Terrible: The Movie Self 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self 2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Self - Host 2009
Garage Mahal Self 2009
Love the Beast Himself / Self 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza Self 2008
His Highness Hollywood Himself / Self 2008
Igor King Malbert / King Malbert (voice) 2008
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Murray Hare (voice) / Murray Hare 2008
Chasing Classic Cars Self - Car Collector, Self 2008
The Great Buck Howard Jay Leno / Himself 2008
Pioneers of Television Self 2008
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Jack O'Lantern (voice) / Jack O'Lantern 2008
Food Paradise Self 2007
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself / Self 2007
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Himself / Self 2007
Christmas Is Here Again The Narrator (voice) / The Narrator 2007
Phineas and Ferb Colonel Contraction 2007
Underdog Jay Leno 2007
Chelsea Lately Himself 2007
De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 Self 2007
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s 2007
The Astronaut Farmer Jay Leno / Himself 2007
Living with Ed Self 2007
Access Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2006
Ace of Cakes Self 2006
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators! Nega-Chin 2006
America's Got Talent Self - Guest Judge, Self 2006
A/k/a Tommy Chong Himself / Self 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown Fast Tony / Fast Tony (voice) 2006
Hannah Montana Jay Leno 2006
Cars Jay Limo / Jay Limo (voice) 2006
Screenwipe Self 2006
Al Franken: God Spoke Self 2006
Tales of the Rat Fink Flamethrower 2006
Deal or No Deal Self 2005
The Colbert Report Himself 2005
20 to 1 Self 2005
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Self 2005
Wild 'N Out Self 2005
The Comeback Self 2005
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Self 2005
Robots Fire Hydrant / Fire Hydrant (voice) 2005
The Contender Self 2005
The Hour Self 2005
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope Self 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself - Guest 2005
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian Self 2004
Long Way Round Self 2004
First Daughter Jay Leno 2004
Joey Jay Leno 2004
Entourage Jay Leno 2004
The Ashlee Simpson Show Self 2004
Mr. 3000 Jay Leno / Self 2004
The Apprentice Himself (voice) 2004
Stuck on You Jay Leno / Self 2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself 2003
Calendar Girls Jay Leno / Himself 2003
Last Comic Standing Self - Guest Mentor 2003
Celebrities Uncensored Self 2003
100 Years of Hope and Humor Self 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self - Guest, Self - Comedian, Self 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Guest, Himself 2003
Back in the U.S. Self 2002
Top Gear Self 2002
Comedian Himself / Self 2002
American Chopper: The Series Self 2002
Dr. Phil Self 2002
The Anna Nicole Show Self 2002
Juwanna Mann Jay Leno / Himself 2002
Pet Star Judge 2002
The Osbournes Self 2002
John Q Jay Leno 2002
The Bernie Mac Show Jay Leno 2001
Scrubs Jay Leno 2001
The Chris Isaak Show Self 2001
DAG Jay Leno 2000
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Self 2000
Space Cowboys Jay Leno 2000
Christina Aguilera: Genie Gets Her Wish Self 2000
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration Self 2000
Titus Jay Leno 2000
The Complete Anna Nicole Smith Self 2000
The West Wing Jay Leno 1999
The Martin Short Show Self 1999
Independent Lens Self 1999
Passions Jay Leno 1999
Edtv Jay Leno 1999
Family Guy Jay Leno, Mayor Jay Leno 1999
Dilbert Jay Leno 1999
Providence Lucky the Dog 1999
Television: The First Fifty Years Self - Interviewee 1999
V.I.P. Jay Leno 1998
The Roseanne Show Self 1998
Fairly OddParents The Crimson Chin, Crimson Chin Doll, Crimson Chin, The Crimson Chin / Nega-Chin, The Crimson Chin / Self, The Crimson Chin / The Nega-Chin 1998
Sin City Spectacular Self 1998
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' Himself / Self ('The Funeral' sequence) 1998
Jackie Chan: My Story Self 1998
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self 1998
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Himself / Self 1998
Wag the Dog Jay Leno 1997
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Self 1997
Mad City Jay Leno 1997
Veronica's Closet Jay Leno 1997
In & Out Jay Leno 1997
South Park Jay Leno, Kitty 1997
The View Self 1997
Contact Jay Leno / Himself 1997
Just Shoot Me! Jay Leno 1997
Just Write Jay Leno 1997
Meet Wally Sparks Jay Leno / Self 1997
My Classic Car Self 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Muppets Tonight Self 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Jay Leno 1996
The Birdcage Jay Leno 1996
JAG Jay Leno 1995
Caroline in the City Jay Leno 1995
The Drew Carey Show Lewis' Boss 1995
The Show Formerly Known as the Martin Short Show Self 1995
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman Self 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Jay Frog 1995
Friends Jay Leno 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage) 1994
Barbra: The Concert Self - Concert Attendee 1994
It's Just a Ride Himself / Self 1994
Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994
The Flintstones Bedrock's Most Wanted Host 1994
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Self / Self (archive footage) 1994
Dennis Miller Live Self 1994
Major League II Jay Leno 1994
Ellen Jay Leno 1994
Totally Bill Hicks Self 1994
Modern Marvels Self 1993
Wayne's World 2 Jay Leno / Himself 1993
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Vorb (voice) / Vorb 1993
The Nanny Jay Leno 1993
The Sinbad Show Jay Leno 1993
Frasier Don 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Himself - Super Bowl Party Guest 1993
Dave Jay Leno / Self 1993
Homicide: Life on the Street Jay Leno 1993
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1993
Mad About You Jay Leno 1992
Vicki! Self 1992
The Larry Sanders Show Jay Leno, Self 1992
HBO First Look Self 1992
Comic Relief V Self 1992
The 2nd Annual American Teacher Awards Self 1991
Home Improvement Jay Leno, Jay 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself 1990
Wings Jay Leno 1990
The Simpsons Jay Leno 1989
Baywatch Jay Leno 1989
Seinfeld Jay Leno 1989
Collision Course Detective Tony Costas 1989
Inside Edition Self 1988
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988
Family Comedy Hour Self 1987
Biography Self 1987
At the Movies Self - Guest Host 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Not Necessarily the News Himself (archive footage) 1983
What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon Ishmael Pivnik 1983
Madame's Place Self 1982
Late Night with David Letterman Himself, Himself - Guest 1982
Entertainment Tonight Self, Himself (archive footage), Himself 1981
Americathon Larry Miller (Poopy Butt) 1979
60 Minutes Self 1979
American Hot Wax Mookie 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Self 1978
The Comedy Shop Self 1978
The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show Self 1977
Silver Bears Albert Fiore 1977
Fun with Dick and Jane Carpenter 1977
The Paul Ryan Show Self 1977
Holmes and Yoyo Gas Station Attendant 1976
Alice Bones 1976
Laverne & Shirley Bobby Bitts, Joey Mitchell 1976
One Day at a Time Bernard Shapiro 1975
Saturday Night Live Himself - Host / Frank Jenkins / Jackie Niles / Various 1975
Dinah! Self - Guest 1974
Nova Self - Car Enthusiast, Self 1974
Good Times The Young Man 1974
Rock Concert Self 1973
The Price Is Right Self 1972
Sesame Street Self 1969
Jeopardy! Himself - Clue Giver 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest Host, Himself - Guest, Himself, Herself - Guest Host, Himself - Host, Himself - Guest Comic 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Comedian, Himself - Comic 1961
American Bandstand Himself 1952

Producer Filmography

2018 Emmy Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Nominated
2017 Emmy Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Nominated
2016 Emmy Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Nominated
2014 Emmy Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs Nominated
2012 Emmy Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs Won
2005 Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
2003 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2002 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2000 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
1999 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
1998 Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
1998 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
1995 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Won
1994 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
1993 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
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