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Encyclopedia > Jay Leno
Jay Leno
Jay Leno in 2005
Jay Leno in 2005
Birth name James Douglas Muir Leno
Born April 28, 1950 (1950-04-28) (age 58)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Years active 1973–present
Genres Observational comedy
Subject(s) everyday life, American culture
Influences Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart
Influenced Dennis Miller
Spouse Mavis Nicholson Leno (1980 - present)
Notable works and roles Host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)
Website The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Emmy Awards
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
1995 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. Leno will remain with The Tonight Show until 2009, when Late Night host Conan O'Brien begins his scheduled succession. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Jaylenocropped. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle (French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of New York in Westchester County, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Comedy may be divided into multiple genres based on the source of humour, the method of delivery, and the context in which it is delivered. ... Observational comedy is a brand of humor based on making remarks about various facets of daily life. ... Everyday life is the sum total of every aspect of common human life as it is routinely lived. ... This article very generally discusses the customs and culture of the United States; for the culture of the United States, see arts and entertainment in the United States. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... Donald Jay Rickles (born May 8, 1926 in New York City, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... George Robert Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality. ... Mavis Nicholson Leno is a political activist working on behalf of womens rights. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... This article is about the television network. ... An Emmy Award. ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Richard Pryor hits the money line A stand-up comedian or stand-up comic is someone that performs in comedy clubs, usually reciting a fast paced succession of amusing stories, short jokes and one-liners, typically called a monologue. ... NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw A news presenter is, broadly speaking, a person that presents a news show on television or radio. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ...

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Biography

Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York. His mother, Catherine (née Muir), a homemaker, was born in Greenock, Scotland and came to the United States as an eleven year-old. His father, Angelo Leno, who worked in the insurance business, was born in New York to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy.[1][2] Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, and received his bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College in 1973. Leno's siblings include a brother, who is a veteran.[3] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New Rochelle is a city located in Westchester County in the US state of New York. ... This article is about the state. ... Flumeri is a town (commune) in the province of Avellino, Campania, Italy. ... This article is about the Massachusetts town. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... It has been suggested that Speech-Language Pathology, Speech pathology, Phoniatrics be merged into this article or section. ... Emerson College was founded in 1880 by Charles Wesley Emerson as a school of oratory, in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


As he was growing up he used to say that he would take over Johnny Carson's job, which he eventually did. Early in his career Leno did commercials for Doritos brand tortilla chips. In the late 1970s, he was the warm-up act for Johnny Mathis, Tom Jones and John Denver. He replaced Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. He plans to retire from the show in 2009, to be replaced by Conan O'Brien. During an August 1, 2007 interview with CNN journalist Anderson Cooper on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno confirmed that he is dyslexic. Leno presented Microsoft Windows 95 on Windows 95 Launch on Computer Chronicles on August 24, 1995.[4] Nacho Cheese Doritos Mexican Nacho Flavored Doritos, Israel (old style) Cool American Flavored Doritos found in Amsterdam. ... John Royce Mathis (b. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... For other persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about developmental dyslexia. ... The Start button made its debut in Windows 95. ...


Acting, cameos and voice overs

Leno is not widely known as an actor, but he did have a number of small roles early in his career in mostly unsuccessful movies; an exception was a bit part in the more popular film American Hot Wax. His most prominent role was in the 1989 film Collision Course, a comedy about a mismatched crime fighting pair, in which he played a detective opposite Pat Morita. When Steve Martin appeared on Leno's "The Tonight Show" in December 2005, a clip from the movie appeared during Martin's game of "Name That Clip". Leno was to differentiate clips from Martin's two new movies Shopgirl and Cheaper by the Dozen 2, or give Martin $20 if he got one wrong. The last clip played was from Collision Course, which Leno immediately said was "a horrible movie." Martin said Leno was right, but he would still lose $20 for making it. American Hot Wax is a 1978 biopic film telling the story of disc jockey Alan Freed who was instrumental in introducing and popularizing rock n roll in the 1950s. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Collision Course is a 1989 action comedy starring Jay Leno as a Detroit cop and Pat Morita as a Tokyo cop forced to work together to recover a Japanese turbocharger stolen by villainous Chris Sarandon. ... Noriyuki Pat Morita (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American actor who is probably best known for playing the roles of Arnold on the TV show Happy Days and Mr. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... May 26, 2006 opening monologue of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an Emmy Award-winning American late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jay Leno on NBC. It premiered on May 25, 1992, succeeding The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. ... Shopgirl is a 2005 film starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman. ... Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a film produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 2005 (see 2005 in film). ...


Leno also appeared in a 1975 episode of the television series Good Times, in which he plays a character in the waiting room of a public clinic who talks about the value of getting tested for venereal diseases. He also appeared as one of the "pool guys" in the original 1977 version of Fun with Dick and Jane. He appeared on other TV shows such as Laverne & Shirley and Alice. In 1986, Leno hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live in its 11th season (musical guest: The Neville Brothers). This article is about the TV series. ... Fun with Dick and Jane is a 1977 romantic comedy film starring George Segal and Jane Fonda as an upper-middle class couple who turn to crime. ... Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. ... Alice is a top-rated American television sitcom series which ran from August 31, 1976 to July 2, 1985 on CBS. The series was based on the 1974 film, Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore. ... SNL redirects here. ...


Since becoming the host of the Tonight Show, Leno made a number of cameo appearances, usually appearing as a talk show host or making fun of his famous chin (due to mandibular prognathism). In 1993, Leno played the voice of the alien Vorb in the animated film We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story. In 1994, he played "Bedrock's Most Wanted Host," along with Cynthia Clemons, in the live-action comedy film The Flintstones. Also in 1994, he played himself in Major League II which starred Charlie Sheen. He also appeared as himself in an episode of Baywatch, in which Mitch (David Hasselhoff's character) saves him from choking to death. In 1996, Leno appeared on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street as himself trying to get a drink in a Baltimore bar. Since its first use in 1851, a cameo role or cameo appearance has been a brief appearance in a play (or later, a movie) that stands out against the general context for its éclat or dramatic punch. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Look up Alien in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Were Back! A Dinosaurs Story is an animated film, produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblimation animation studio, distributed by Universal Pictures, and originally released to movie theatres in 1993. ... The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom which ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age mans life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend. ... Major League II (1994) is a sequel to the 1989 film Major League. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Baywatch is an American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland), nicknamed The Hoff, is an American actor who was best known for his lead roles on Knight Rider and Baywatch. ... Homicide: Life on the Street is an American television drama series chronicling the life of a fictional Baltimore police homicide unit. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United...

Jay Leno's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jay Leno's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 1998, Leno made a series of appearances in conjunction with World Championship Wrestling as part of the nWo storyline. WCW executive (and nWo-executive in storylines) Eric Bischoff began a version of The Tonight Show on WCW Monday Nitro that he called "Nightcap", which featured much-maligned segments often including jokes at Leno's expense. Leno would respond with segments at the end of his monologue involving a short, old midget version of Hogan, whom he would make fun of. The storyline came to a head on The Tonight Show, where Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Bischoff appeared and attempted to "take over" the show after the last of the "old midget Hogan" segments, kicking Leno and Eubanks offstage prior to a commercial break. Diamond Dallas Page came to Leno's aid following the commercial break, and recruited Leno for a tag team match. The stipulations of the match were that if Leno wins, Bischoff ends Nightcap, but if Leno loses, he hands over The Tonight Show to Bischoff. At WCW Road Wild 1998, Leno and Page defeated Hogan and Bischoff with the help of Kevin Eubanks. Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... The New World Order was a stable of wrestlers, originally in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr. ... Road Wild was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling that was held from 1996 to 1999. ... Kevin Eubanks on guitar. ...


Also in 1998, he made a voice appearance as himself on an episode of The Simpsons titled The Last Temptation of Krust. On The Simpsons Season 9 Boxset, he also is on the commentary for that episode. Leno also had a cameo in Family Guy in the episode Patriot Games, trying to kill Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for some unknown reason. Leno has made several cameos in the animated series South Park, once as a cat and twice as himself, the last two making fun of his chin. He also made appearances on the sitcoms The Drew Carey Show, Friends, The Nanny, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Titus, and Joey. Making fun of his own facial features, he plays the "Crimson Chin" on The Fairly OddParents. In 2005, he lent his voice to a talking fire hydrant in the computer animated movie, Robots. Simpsons redirects here. ... The Last Temptation of Krust is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Patriot Games” is an episode from season four of FOX animated television series Family Guy. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... This article is about the TV series. ... The Drew Carey Show was a long-running American sitcom (set in Cleveland, Ohio) that aired on ABC from 1995 to 2004 and was known for its everyman characters and themes. ... This article is about the television show. ... The Nanny is a popular American situation comedy co-produced by Sternin & Fraser Ink, Inc. ... Spoiler warning: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a television sitcom which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. ... Titus was an Emmy-nominated American dark-comedy sitcom that debuted on FOX in 2000. ... Joey is a sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc, reprising his role as Joseph Francis Tribbiani from the popular sitcom Friends. ... The Crimson Chin is a comic-book superhero from the animated series The Fairly OddParents. ... The Fairly OddParents is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series created by Butch Hartman about the adventures of a boy who has two fairy godparents and his fairy god brother, Poof, who was introduced to the series on a one-hour television event on February 18, 2008 called... Fire hydrant in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA A fire hydrant (also known colloquially as a fire plug in the United States or as a johnny pump in New York City), is an active fire protection measure, and a source of water provided in most urban, suburban and rural areas with municipal... Promotional poster for Robots Robots is a computer-animated movie released March 11, 2005. ...


He also made a cameo appearance for FOX NFL Sunday in a fictitious interview with prognosticator Frank Caliendo's impression of Terry Bradshaw. Coincidentally, Caliendo parodied Leno on MadTV. In 2006, he provided the voice of an armadillo named "Fast Tony" in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, and in the Pixar/Disney film Cars he voiced "Jay Limo". He made a cameo appearance in an episode of TV sitcom Just Shoot Me!, in a fictitious interview with David Spade's character, Dennis Finch. He made at least one appearance on NBC's The West Wing playing himself at a California fundraiser for the president, Jed Bartlet. He has also appeared on Home Improvement as a mechanic in a wealthy car collector's garage (in reality his own collection). NFL on FOX logo. ... Frank Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American comedian known for his impersonations on the FOX Network television series MADtv, and has been the in-house prognosticator for FOX NFL Sunday. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Armadillo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the animated movie. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... David Wayne Spade (born July 22, 1964) is an Emmy-Award and Golden Globe–nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Home Improvement (disambiguation). ...


He has also appeared as himself doing Tonight Show monologues regarding the main characters in the films Mr. 3000, Ed TV, Contact, Juwanna Mann, First Daughter, Dave, John Q, In & Out, Mad City, The Birdcage, The Astronaut Farmer and Underdog. In the movie Space Cowboys, he hosted a fictional Tonight Show segment featuring the four astronaut protagonists (played by Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland) just before their space mission. Later, in a case of life imitating art, the four actors appeared together on The Tonight Show to promote their film. He also appears in Wayne's World 2 interviewing Cassandra Wong (Tia Carrere) after she makes an appearance as a musical guest. He also did several car commercials in the 1980s. Mr. ... Edtv is a movie directed by Ron Howard, released in 1999. ... Contact is a 1997 science fiction film adapted from the novel by Carl Sagan. ... Juwanna Mann is a 2002 comedy movie directed by Jesse Vaughan. ... First Daughter is a romantic comedy film released by 20th Century Fox in 2004 (see 2004 in film). ... Dave is a 1993 comedy-drama movie written by Gary Ross, directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Kevin Kline (in a dual role), Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, and Laura Linney. ... John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance wont cover it. ... Film poster for In & Out. ... Mad City is a 1997 drama and thriller film written by Tom Matthews and Eric Williams, directed by Costa Gavras, and starring John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, Ted Levine, Raymond J. Barry, Jay Leno, and Larry King. ... The Birdcage is a 1996 comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria and Christine Baranski. ... The Astronaut Farmer is a 2007 drama film directed by Michael Polish and starring Billy Bob Thornton. ... Underdog is a 2007 film released on August 3, 2007 featuring the super-powered cartoon character of the same name. ... Space Cowboys is a 2000 film by Clint Eastwood, released by Warner Bros. ... For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Clint Eastwood (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... For other persons named Donald Sutherland, see Donald Sutherland (disambiguation). ... Waynes World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a cable access television show from Aurora, Illinois. ... Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Duhinio Janairo on January 2, 1967) is a Hawaiian actress, model, and singer, most widely known for her role as Cassandra in the feature film Waynes World and in the TV series Relic Hunter. ...


Recently, he has appeared in the hit comedy Scrubs as himself in one of main character J.D.'s daydreams. He appears when J.D. imagines his happy place being on the set of The Tonight Show replacing regular guitarist Kevin Eubanks. Scrubs is an Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/comedy-drama that premiered on October 2, 2001 on NBC. It was created by Bill Lawrence and is produced by Touchstone Television. ... Kevin Eubanks on guitar. ...


Leno will appear as the voice of titular Hare in The Jim Henson Company's Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare planned for release in "fall 2008".[5] Jim Hensen Company in Los Angeles The Jim Henson Company is an American company founded in 1958 by puppeteer Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets. ...


Comedic/broadcasting style

Leno's comedic style is chiefly observational, with storytelling and topical humor often mixed into his routine. Unlike rival David Letterman, who uses liberal amounts of sarcasm and absurdism in his act, Leno's comedic delivery -- both on and off The Tonight Show -- is usually more straightforward and that of a folksy, "everyman" personality. Observational comedy is a brand of humor based on making remarks about various facets of daily life. ...


Since he began hosting The Tonight Show in 1992, Leno has developed a distinct broadcasting style. Although the format of Leno's Tonight Show is essentially the same as its predecessor, there is more emphasis on the opening monologue than on similar programs. Combining elements of a late-night comedy club and a laidback talk show, Leno's incarnation of Tonight has proven highly successful in the ratings.


Michael Jackson trial

In the 2005 trial of Michael Jackson over allegations of child molestation, Leno appeared as a defense witness (many celebrity defense witnesses had been expected, but Leno was one of the few who actually testified). Thus Leno was initially not allowed to continue telling jokes about Jackson or the case, which had been a fixture of The Tonight Show's opening monologue in particular. But he and his show's writers used a legal loophole by having Leno briefly step aside while stand-in comedians took the stage and told jokes about the trial. Stand-ins included Roseanne Barr, Drew Carey, Brad Garrett, and Dennis Miller, among others.[6] The People of The State of California v. ... Comedians are a type of entertainer who tell jokes. ... This article is about the actress. ... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actor, and game show host. ... Brad Garrett (born Brad H. Gerstenfeld[1] on April 14, 1960) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American actor and comedian known for his roles on the television sitcoms Everybody Loves Raymond and Til Death. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality. ...


After NBC challenged the gag order, the judge permitted Leno to make jokes, as long as they were not related to his testimony. After the gag order was lifted, the next show featured a monologue entirely of Michael Jackson jokes. A gag order is an order, sometimes a legal order by a court or government, other times a private order by an employer or other institution, restricting information or comment from being made public. ...


In his testimony, he was expected to say he called police to say the accuser was coached by his mother to ask for money. Instead, Leno testified he never called the police, no money was asked for, and there was no coaching but that the calls seemed unusual and scripted.[7]


Vehicle collection

Jay Leno in one of his cars coming at the 45th Emmy Awards, September 19 1993, photo by Alan Light
Jay Leno in one of his cars coming at the 45th Emmy Awards, September 19 1993, photo by Alan Light

In automobile collecting circles, Jay Leno is known as an avid student, collector and restorer of cars and motorcycles. He has a large antique car and motorcycle collection of various international marques. The collection spans from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. He constantly works on his collection in his spare time. The collection includes an original 1912 Stanley Steamer and a very rare 1964 Studebaker Avanti, as well as high-end sports cars such as a Bugatti. He is also a promoter of the mechanical crafts through a column in Popular Mechanics and his educational activities. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (1179 × 774 pixels, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (1179 × 774 pixels, file size: 159 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... An Emmy Award. ... Alan Light is an American journalist who has been a rock critic for Rolling Stone, an editor for Spin, and a co-founder of VIBE. [1] Light grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his mother was a dance reviewer for the local newspaper. ... Car redirects here. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... An antique car is generally defined as a car over 25 years of age, this being the definition used by the Antique Automobile Club of America and many other organisations worldwide. ... The 1923 Stanley Steam Car The Stanley (nicknamed Stanley Steamer) was a steam-powered automobile produced by the Stanley Motor Carriage Company. ... Studebaker Avanti The Studebaker Avanti was a sports coupe originally built by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana, USA between June of 1962 and December of 1963. ... , This article is about the original Bugatti car company, founded in 1909. ... The adolescent Internet. ...


Along with his collection of classic cars he has a few High Performance cars. These include a 1994 McLaren F1, Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a custom Corvette C6RS (a modified Z06). This Corvette runs on E-85 Ethanol in place of gas. For the Formula One team, see McLaren The McLaren F1 was formerly the fastest street legal production car in the world, holding this record from 1994 to 2005, the longest period the record has been held by any street legal or production car in the history of automobiles. ... The Porsche Carrera GT was a supercar manufactured by Porsche in Germany. ... The McLaren Mercedes-Benz SLR is a Anglo-German supercar jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive. ... C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 at the Memphis Motor Speedway, 2004 The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car first manufactured by Chevrolet in 1953 and is built today exclusively at a General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ...


Leno also rides motorcycles in his spare time.


In 2001, he auctioned off a Harley-Davidson motorcycle signed by his celebrity guests in an effort to help victims of the September 11 attacks. The bike sold for about $360,000. In 2005, he repeated the gesture twice: early in the year to aid victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake — the bike sold for $810,000; and later to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. That bike sold for $1,550,100. Logo on a 2003 Harley Davidson The Harley-Davidson Motor Company (NYSE: HDI) is a manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea (subduction) earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


The Blastolene Special is a 21-foot-long aluminum-bodied roadster powered by a V12 engine from an M47 Patton tank Leno bought from Blastolene Brothers.[8] It was featured in the 2005 racing game Gran Turismo 4, and Monster Garage. The Blastolene Special is one of two enormous V-12 tank-engined hotrods, done in the style of the old Duesenberg automobiles, sponsored by the fictitious Blastolene Corporation. ... Colombo Type 125 Testa Rossa engine in a 1961 Ferrari 250TR Spyder V-12 engine simplified cross-section V12 redirects here. ... The M47 Patton was the second tank of the Patton series, and one of the U.S armys principal main battle tanks of the Cold War, with models in service from the early 1950s to the late 1950s. ... Gran Turismo 4 (also known as GT4) is a racing video game for Sony PlayStation 2 which is published by Polyphony Digital. ... Monster Garage (2002–2006) was a popular television show for the Discovery Channel hosted by Jesse G. James. ...


Leno's column in the American magazine Popular Mechanics showcases his extensive car collection. Additionally, Leno uses his column as a platform to give advice about various automotive topics, including restoration and unique models, such as his jet powered motorcycle and solar powered hybrid.


Leno also writes occasional articles for The Sunday Times [1] (London), reviewing high end sports cars. For other uses, see The Sunday Times (disambiguation). ...


Leno's passion for classic cars led him to an affiliation with the Automobile Restoration Department at McPherson College. Today he serves on the National Advisory Board for the college's automotive restoration program and helps fund the Fred Duesenberg Memorial Scholarship. Chartered in 1887 by leaders of the Church of the Brethren, McPherson College, Kansas, has a 119 year history of providing classic liberal arts and career-oriented education shaped by the essential values of its founding denomination. ... Frederick Samuel Duesenberg (December 6, 1876–26 July 1932) was an automobile pioneer designer, manufacturer and sportsman. ...


Leno sometimes takes pieces from his collection on joyrides through parts of the San Fernando Valley surrounding the NBC studios. One stop includes the Burbank Bob's Big Boy restaurant which holds a small gathering of classic/exotic car owners every Friday evening.


Controversy

Although The Tonight Show has maintained its #1 position in American late-night television under Leno's tenure, his position as host of the long-running TV franchise has not been without controversy. Partly due to the scandal that ensued after Carson's announced retirement, there remains bitterness over NBC's decision to hire Leno over then-Late Night host David Letterman. Consequently, Leno's reputation as Carson's successor and a broadcaster in general remains mixed.


In an interview on radio station WOMX-FM in Orlando on January 24, 2007, George Lopez, who once considered Leno a "close friend", said "He's the biggest two-faced dude in TV." He called him a back-stabber[9] and said he cannot interview guests well.[10] is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... George C. Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor. ...


Later comedian Paul Rodriguez claimed Leno approached him at a comedy club mistakenly believing he was comedian George Lopez. According to Rodriguez, Leno said; "Listen, maybe you and I should sit down and work this out. We shouldn't be airing this stuff in public." Rodriguez was reportedly hurt by Leno's mistake; "I've worked with him for going on 30 years. Our families know each other. I thought I was on the inside of Jay's circle. When Letterman was kicking his buns, I told my Latino viewers to support Jay. I don't know what makes people so forgetful. Maybe it's time for Conan O'Brien to come on [as Leno's replacement]."[11] Paul Rodriguez at a United Service Organizations (USO) show aboard USS Nimitz, June 19, 2003 Paul Rodriguez (born January 19, 1955 in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico) Raised in East Los Angeles, California, USA, he later served in the military where he was stationed in Iceland, Duluth, Minnesota and elsewhere. ... Conan Christopher OBrien (born April 18, 1963)[1] is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and TV writer, best known as host of NBCs Late Night with Conan OBrien. ...


Howard Stern accused Leno of stealing material from him, and for being such a "safe" interviewer. [12] Most notably, Stern says Leno stole the idea of the 'Jaywalking' segment, where Leno asks people on the street basic intelligence/current event questions. Stern has been upset with Leno since hiring announcer "Stuttering" John Melendez from his staff without clearing it with him first; though he gave Melendez his blessing before leaving. This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... John Melendez, formerly known as Stuttering John (born October 4, 1965 in New York City), is the announcer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. ...


Talk show host David Letterman has called Leno a "hump" and a "pinhead" on the Late Show.[13][14] David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ... The Late Show can refer to: The Late Show, the Australian comedy television show of 1992-93. ...


Late comedian Bill Hicks criticised Leno heavily in his own stand up shows. [15][16] Hicks often impersonated Leno, opening his skit with the words, "Hey folks, I'm Jay Leno. Remember when I used to be funny?" He was also intensely critical of Leno's endorsement and promotion of various consumer products, and would often mimic Leno eating Doritos tortilla chips on a television advertisement by saying "Mmmm-mmm, these are so good, I feel fulfilled, fulfilled spiritually as a human being." However, the post-humously released book Love All The People (a compilation of articles, routines and letters written about and by Hicks) includes a letter written to Leno, who was instrumental in his being booked on David Letterman's show, stating that he still considered Leno a friend and that he shouldn't take the criticisms too seriously. According to the biography American Scream, Leno also offered Hicks the opportunity to perform his routine that was axed by the Letterman show, though Hicks declined when Leno asked him to run it by their censors first. William Melvin Bill Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ... Nacho Cheese Doritos Mexican Nacho Flavored Doritos, Israel (old style) Cool American Flavored Doritos found in Amsterdam. ... Tortilla chips A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas, which are cut into wedges and then fried (alternately they may be discs pressed out of corn masa then fried or baked). ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ...


During the 2007-2008 WGA Writers strike, Leno was accused of violating WGA guidelines by writing his own monologue for The Tonight Show. While NBC and Leno claim there were clandestine meetings with the WGA where there was a secret agreement allowing this, the WGA denies such a meeting. [17]


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Host of The Tonight Show
1992 – current
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NAME Leno, Jay
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