Jay Leno
Jay Leno in 2006
Jay Leno in 2006
Birth name James Douglas Muir Leno
Born April 28, 1950
Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Years active since 1973
Genres Observational comedy
Subject Everyday life, American culture
Influences Johnny Carson, Robert Klein, Alan King, George Carlin, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart, Rodney Dangerfield
Influenced Dennis Miller, Cyrus Broacha
Spouse Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson Leno
Notable works and roles Host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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 is an American stand-up comedian, television host and writer who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. Leno will continue to host The Tonight Show until May 29, 2009; Late Night host Conan O'Brien is his scheduled successor. Beginning this fall, he will have a primetime talk show, tentatively titled The Jay Leno Show, which will air weeknights at 10/11 PM , on NBC.

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