Jay Leno

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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

Actor Filmography

Rodman Self 2020
Skrrt with Offset Self 2020
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge: Adventure Awaits Himself / Self 2019
The Kelly Clarkson Show Self - Guest, Self 2019
Peyton's Places Self 2019
Lights Out with David Spade Self - Panelist 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 Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling Himself 2018
Dirty Money Himself (archive footage) 2018
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman Self (archive footage) 2018
I Am Sam Kinison Himself 2017
Jerry Before Seinfeld Himself 2017
Carpool Karaoke Self 2017
The Nineties Himself - Guest host (archive footage) 2017
Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story Himself 2017
Gilbert Himself 2017
Sandy Wexler Testimonial 2017
Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live Himself - Guest 2017
The History of Comedy Self (archive footage) 2017
Abstract: The Art of Design Himself 2017
Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Billy Beagle (voice), Bill Beagle, Billy Beagle 2017
Bleed For This Himself (uncredited) 2016
Live Another Day Himself 2016
Ask the StoryBots Special Guest Appearance 2016
Red Nose Day Himself 2016
Weiner Himself (archive footage) 2016
Chelsea Himself 2016
First Impressions with Dana Carvey Himself - Surprise Appearance 2016
Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You Himself 2016
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Fast Tony (voice) 2016
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson Himself - Special Guest 2016
Jay Leno's Garage Himself - Host 2015
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Himself - Guest, We Are Family 2015
The Muppets. Jay Leno 2015
Ted 2 Jay Leno 2015
Amy Himself (archive footage) 2015
Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman Himself 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 Himself - Panelist 2015
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Fake Santa #1 (voice) 2014
The Meredith Vieira Show Himself (archive footage), Himself 2014
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Himself - Presenter 2014
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot Himself 2014
The 7D Crystal Ball 2014
Eat Drink Laugh: The Story of The Comic Strip Himself 2014
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me Himself - Talk Show Host 2014
Unusually Thicke Himself 2014
Late Night with Seth Meyers Self 2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself, Himself - Guest Monologue, Himself - Substitute Guest 2014
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale Himself 2013
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall Himself 2013
Delivery Man Jay Leno 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Cameo, Himself - Guest 2013
Celebrity Page Himself, Self, Himself (archive footage) 2013
20 Feet from Stardom Himself 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 2012
nWo: The Revolution Himself (archive footage) 2012
Steve Harvey Himself 2012
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Self 2012
How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story Himself - Rocket & McLaren F1 Owner 2012
Rock Center with Brian Williams Himself - Tonight Show Host (segment "One on One") 2011
Last Man Standing Joe 2011
Rocket City Rednecks Himself 2011
The Undefeated Himself - on The Tonight Show (archive footage) 2011
Boys of Bonneville: Racing on a Ribbon of Salt Himself 2011
After Lately Himself 2011
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Himself (archive footage) 2011
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Himself 2011
Miss Representation Himself - Hosting the Tonight Show (archive footage) 2011
Episodes Jay Leno 2011
Solartaxi: Around the World with the Sun Himself 2010
Katt Williams: 9 Lives Himself (archive footage) 2010
Kids React (archive footage) 2010
Louie Jay 2010
The Battle for Late Night Himself (archive footage) 2010
Exit Through The Gift Shop 2010
The Marriage Ref Himself 2010
Joe Rogan Experience Himself 2009
Talk Stoop Himself 2009
The Jay Leno Show Himself - Host 2009
The Dr. Oz Show Self 2009
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW Himself (archive footage) 2009
Everything Is Terrible: The Movie Himself (archive footage) 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self 2009
Garage Mahal Himself 2009
Love The Beast Himself 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself 2009
Larry the Cable Guy's Star-Studded Christmas Extravaganza Himself 2008
His Highness Hollywood Himself 2008
Igor King Malbert 2008
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare Murray Hare (voice) 2008
Chasing Classic Cars Self - Car Collector, Self 2008
The Great Buck Howard Jay Leno 2008
Pioneers of Television Himself 2008
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King Jack O'Lantern (voice) 2008
Food Paradise Self 2007
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Himself 2007
Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Himself 2007
Christmas Is Here Again The Narrator (voice) 2007
Phineas and Ferb Colonel Contraction (voice) 2007
Underdog Jay Leno 2007
Chelsea Lately Himself 2007
De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7 Himself 2007
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s and '70s 2007
The Astronaut Farmer Jay Leno 2007
Living With Ed Himself 2007
Access Hollywood Himself (archive footage) 2006
Ace of Cakes Himself 2006
The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators! Nega-Chin 2006
Payback 2006
America's Got Talent Self - Guest Judge, Self 2006
A/k/a Tommy Chong Himself 2006
Cars Jay Limo 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown Fast Tony 2006
Hannah Montana Jay Leno 2006
Al Franken: God Spoke Himself 2006
Tales Of The Rat Fink Flamethrower (voice) 2006
Deal or No Deal Himself 2005
The Colbert Report Himself 2005
20 to 1 Himself (archive footage) 2005
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Himself 2005
Wild 'N Out Self 2005
The Comeback Himself 2005
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room Himself (archive footage) 2005
Robots Fire Hydrant 2005
The Contender Himself 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself - Guest 2005
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian Himself 2004
First Daughter Jay Leno 2004
Joey Jay Leno 2004
Entourage Jay Leno 2004
The Ashlee Simpson Show Himself 2004
Mr 3000 Jay Leno 2004
The Apprentice Himself (voice) 2004
Stuck on You Jay Leno 2003
Calendar Girls Jay Leno 2003
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Himself 2003
Last Comic Standing Himself - Guest Mentor 2003
Celebrities Uncensored Himself 2003
Real Time with Bill Maher Self - Guest, Self, Self - Comedian 2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Himself - Guest, Himself 2003
Comedian Himself 2002
Top Gear Himself 2002
American Chopper: The Series Self 2002
Dr. Phil Self 2002
The Anna Nicole Show Himself 2002
Juwanna Mann Jay Leno 2002
Back in the U.S. Himself 2002
The Osbournes Himself 2002
John Q Jay Leno 2002
The Bernie Mac Show Jay Leno 2001
Scrubs Jay Leno 2001
The Fairly OddParents The Crimson Chin, Crimson Chin Doll, Crimson Chin, The Crimson Chin / Himself, The Crimson Chin / Nega-Chin, The Crimson Chin / The Nega-Chin 2001
The Chris Isaak Show Himself 2001
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Himself (archive footage) 2000
Space Cowboys Jay Leno 2000
Christina Aguilera: Genie Gets Her Wish Himself (archive footage) 2000
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration Himself 2000
Titus Jay Leno 2000
Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith Himself (archive footage) 2000
The West Wing Jay Leno 1999
The Martin Short Show Himself 1999
Independent Lens Self (archive footage) 1999
Passions Himself 1999
Edtv Jay Leno 1999
Family Guy Jay Leno (voice), Jay Leno, Mayor Jay Leno 1999
Dilbert Jay Leno 1999
Providence Lucky the Dog 1999
V.I.P. Jay Leno 1998
The Roseanne Show Himself 1998
Sin City Spectacular Himself 1998
Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' Himself 1998
Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? Himself 1998
Wag the Dog Jay Leno 1997
Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch Himself (archive footage) 1997
Mad City Jay Leno 1997
Veronica's Closet Jay Leno 1997
In & Out Jay Leno 1997
South Park Jay Leno (voice), Kitty 1997
The View Self 1997
Contact Jay Leno 1997
Just Shoot Me! Jay Leno 1997
Meet Wally Sparks Jay Leno 1997
My Classic Car Self, Himself, Himself - Car Collector 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
Muppets Tonight Himself 1996
The Birdcage Jay Leno 1996
3rd Rock from the Sun Jay Leno 1996
JAG Jay Leno 1995
Caroline in the City Himself 1995
The Drew Carey Show Lewis' Boss 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Jay Frog 1995
Friends Himself 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self, Self (archive footage) 1994
It's Just a Ride Himself 1994
Inside the Actors Studio Himself 1994
The Flintstones Bedrock's Most Wanted Host 1994
Dennis Miller Live Himself 1994
Major League II Jay Leno 1994
Totally Bill Hicks Himself 1994
Modern Marvels Himself 1993
Wayne's World 2 Jay Leno 1993
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Vorb (voice) 1993
The Nanny Jay Leno 1993
The Sinbad Show Himself, 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 1993
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 1993
Mad About You Jay Leno 1992
Vicki! Himself 1992
The Larry Sanders Show Himself, Jay Leno 1992
HBO First Look Himself 1992
Home Improvement Jay 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Himself 1990
Wings Jay Leno 1990
The Simpsons Jay Leno (voice), Self 1989
Baywatch Jay Leno 1989
Seinfeld Himself 1989
Inside Edition Himself 1988
Collision Course Detective Tony Costas 1988
At the Movies Himself - Guest Host 1986
American Masters Himself (also archive footage), Himself 1986
Not Necessarily the News Himself (archive footage) 1983
What's Up, Hideous Sun Demon Ishmael Pivnik (voice) 1983
Madame's Place Himself 1982
Late Night with David Letterman Himself, Himself - Guest 1982
Entertainment Tonight Himself (archive footage), Himself 1981
Americathon Larry Miller (Poopy Butt) 1979
60 Minutes Himself (archive footage) 1979
American Hot Wax Mookie 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Himself 1978
The Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. Show Himself 1977
Silver Bears Albert Fiore 1977
Fun with Dick and Jane Carpenter (uncredited) 1977
The Paul Ryan Show Himself 1977
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
Nova Self - Car Enthusiast, Self 1974
Good Times The Young Man 1974
Rock Concert Himself 1973
The Price Is Right Self 1972
Sesame Street Himself 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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