Jay Leno Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Nationality, Wife, Cars, Kids, Net Worth, Salary

Jay Leno Biography|Wikipedia

Jay Leno (James Douglas Muir Leno) is an American television host, writer, and comedian. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he was the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009.

Jay Leno Age|Birthday

Leno is 72 years old as of 2023. Besides, he was born on 28 April 1950, in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on 28th April of every year.

Jay Leno Height |weight

Leno has an average body height of 5 feet 11 inches (180.3 centimeters) tall. Moreover, he weighs 86 kilograms (189 pounds).

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Jay Leno Family | Parents | Siblings

Leno was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York. Furthermore, his homemaker mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), was as well born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11 years. Besides, his father, Angelo (1910–1994), was known as an insurance salesman born in New York to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. However, he was raised up in Andover, Massachusetts. Likewise, his older brother, Patrick (May 12, 1940 – October 6, 2002), was a Vietnam War veteran who as well became an attorney.

Nationality | Ethnicity

Leno belongs to an American nationality.

Jay Leno Wife

In addition, he has been married to Mavis Leno since 1980, they have no children. Later in 1993, during his first season as host of The Tonight Show, his mother died at the age of 82 years; and the next year, his father died at 84 years. Besides, his older brother, Patrick, who was a Vietnam veteran and graduate of Yale Law School, died of cancer in 2002 at the age of 62 years.

Jay Leno Career

Starting in September 2009, he began a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. ET, as well as on NBC. Later, it was canceled in January 2010 amid a timeslot and host controversy, he returned to hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. Additionally, he hosted his last episode of this second tenure on February 6, 2014. The same year, he became inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. From 2014, he has hosted Jay Leno’s Garage, and also the 2021 revival of You Bet Your Life.

In addition, he writes a regular column in Popular Mechanics showcasing his car collection and giving automotive advice. Besides, he writes occasional “Motormouth” articles for The Sunday Times.

Furthermore, he made his first appearance on The Tonight Show on March 2, 1977, performing a comedy routine. Through the 1970s, he had minor roles in numerus television series and films, first in the 1976 episode “J.J. in Trouble” of Good Times, and as well as the same year in the pilot of Holmes and Yo-Yo. Likewise, after an incredited appearance in the 1977 film Fun with Dick and Jane, he played several prominent roles in 1978 in American Hot Wax and Silver Bears.

Moreover, his other film and television appearances from that period involve Almost Heaven in 1978, “Going Nowhere” in 1979 on One Day at a Time, Americathon in 1979, Polyester in 1981, “The Wild One” in 1981 on Alice, and both “Feminine Mistake” in 1979 and “Do the Carmine” in 1983 on Laverne and Shirley. Besides, his only starring film role was the 1989 direct-to-video Collision Course, with Pat Morita. Furthermore, he appeared numerous times on Late Night with David Letterman.

Additionally, he appeared on three weeks of the short-lived NBC game show Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour in 1983 and 1984.


Later in 2001, he and his wife donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority Foundation’s campaign to as well stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan, to educate the public according to the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Besides, Mavis Leno is on the board of the Feminist Majority.

Moreover in 2009, he donated $100,000 to a scholarship fund at Salem State College (currently Salem State University) in honor of Lennie Sogoloff, who gave him his start at his jazz club, Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike. Additionally, in August 2012, he auctioned his Fiat 500, which was sold for $385,000 with all the proceeds going to a charity that assist wounded war veterans recover by providing them with temporary housing.

Jay Leno Education

Leno graduated from Andover High School. Furthermore, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, where he began a comedy club in 1973.

Jay Leno Net worth| Salary

As of 2022, his net worth amounts to around $450 million. Additionally, in just a year, it has risen to $600 million. Besides, he has a salary of $15 million annually. Furthermore, he owns a garage containing his massive aforementioned collection of rare and vintage cars.

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