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Jay Leno is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 28 april 1950 at New Rochelle (USA)

Jay Leno

Jay Leno
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Birth name James Douglas Muir Leno
Nationality USA
Birth 28 april 1950 (70 years) at New Rochelle (USA)
Awards Primetime Emmy Award

James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (/ˈlɛnoʊ/; born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor, and television host. He was 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 10:00 p.m. ET, also on NBC.
After The Jay Leno Show was canceled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. He hosted his last episode of The Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

Biography

Leno has been married to Mavis Leno since 1980; they have no children, by mutual agreement. In 1993, during his first season as host of The Tonight Show, Leno's mother died at the age of 82 and in the following year, his father died at the age of 84. Leno's older brother Patrick Leno, a Vietnam Veteran and graduate of Yale Law School, died in 2002 at the age of 62 as a result of complications from cancer.

He is known for his prominent jaw, which has been described as mandibular prognathism. In the book Leading with My Chin he stated that he is aware of surgery that could reset his mandible, but does not wish to endure a prolonged healing period with his jaws wired shut.

Leno is dyslexic. He claims to only need four to five hours of sleep each night. Leno does not drink or smoke, nor does he gamble. He spends most of his free time visiting car collections or working in his private garage.

Leno said that he does not spend a penny of his money that he earns from The Tonight Show. Instead, he lives off his money from his stand-up routines.

Leno reportedly earned $32 million in 2005.




Charity
In 2001, along with his wife, he donated $100,000 to the Feminist Majority's campaign to stop gender apartheid in Afghanistan, to educate the public regarding the plight of women in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Mavis Leno is on the board of the Feminist Majority.

In 2009, he donated $100,000 to a scholarship fund at Salem State College (now Salem State University) in honor of Lennie Sogoloff, who gave Leno his start at his jazz club, Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike.

In August 2012, Leno auctioned his Fiat 500, which was sold for $385,000 with all the proceeds going to a charity that helps wounded war veterans recover by providing them temporary housing.


Love Ride
Since 1985 Jay Leno has been the Grand Marshal for the Love Ride, a motorcycle charity event which since its founding in 1984 has raised nearly $14 million for charities benefiting muscular dystrophy research, Autism Speaks, and in 2001, the September 11 attacks recovery.


Vehicle collection

Leno owns approximately 286 vehicles (169 automobiles and 117 motorcycles). He also has a website called "Jay Leno's Garage," which contains video clips and photos of his automobiles in detail, as well as other vehicles of interest to him. Leno's Garage Manager is Bernard Juchli. Among his collection are two Doble steam cars, a sedan and a roadster that were owned by Howard Hughes, and one of nine remaining 1963 Chrysler Turbine Cars.

He has a regular column in Popular Mechanics which showcases his car collection and gives advice about various automotive topics, including restoration and unique models, such as his jet-powered motorcycle and solar-powered hybrid. Leno also writes occasional "Motormouth" articles for The Sunday Times, reviewing high-end sports cars and giving his humorous take on automotive matters.

Leno opened his garage to Team Bondi, the company that developed the critically acclaimed video-game L.A. Noire, which is set in Los Angeles in the late 1940s. Leno's collection contained almost 100 cars from this period, and allowed the team to recreate their images as accurately as possible.


Politics
Referring to Israel, Leno said, "It is the only democracy in the Middle East. I look around the Middle East and I see people being stoned to death because they are gay and women being not allowed to drive or not allowed to vote. And here is this one little paradise in the Middle East where freedom reigns and there is a democracy, you vote people in you vote people out.

Best films

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
(Director)
Major League II (1994)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Powell
John Powell
(3 films)
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
(2 films)
Ray Romano
Ray Romano
(2 films)
Josh Peck
Josh Peck
(1 films)
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(1 films)
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Filmography of Jay Leno (48 films)

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Actor

Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Testimonial
Rating52% 2.601712.601712.601712.601712.60171
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Bleed for This, 1h57
Directed by Ben Younger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Katey Sagal, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Ciarán Hinds, Amanda Clayton, Ted Levine
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.399773.399773.399773.399773.39977
À la fin des années 1980, le boxeur Vinny Pazienza est au sommet de son art. Adulé, il enchaine les victoires à chaque combat. Un terrible accident de voiture va cependant remettre en cause toute sa carrière. Vinny est très grièvement blessé et se retrouve partiellement paralysé. Les médecins lui annoncent qu'il pourra un jour remarcher, mais qu'il ne devra plus jamais boxer. Vinny ne peut accepter ce diagnostic et va alors se tourner vers l'entraineur Kevin Rooney, pour recommencer à combattre. Contre l'avis de tous, Vinny va tout faire pour remonter sur le ring.
Ted 2
Ted 2 (2015)
, 1h55
Directed by Seth MacFarlane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Mise en scène d'un ours, Films about toys, Buddy films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Seth MacFarlane, Patrick Warburton, Tara Strong, Jessica Barth
Roles Jay Leno
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) has been divorced from Lori Collins for six months due to her not accepting Ted (Seth MacFarlane) again despite her wish in bringing Ted back to life. Meanwhile, Ted marries his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). One year later, their marriage is beginning to break down so they decide to have a child. As Ted cannot have children, John agrees to help Ted find a sperm donor. They ask Sam J. Jones, but he refuses due to a low sperm count. Then they try unsuccessfully to break into Tom Brady's house and steal his sperm. Ultimately, John offers to donate his sperm (something that Ted wanted to ask him but hesitated due to John's divorce).
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, 1h23
Directed by Adam Carolla
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Documentary films about sports, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about technology, Road movies
Actors Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Joanne Woodward, Adam Carolla, Jay Leno
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.785883.785883.785883.785883.78588
Le monde connaît Paul Newman comme un Prix d'Académie en gagnant l'acteur avec des cinquante - plus la carrière d'année comme un des acteurs les plus prolifiques et révérés au Cinéma américain. Il était aussi bien connu pour sa philanthropie; Newman Propre a donné plus de quatre cent trente millions de dollars aux charités dans le monde. Pourtant peu savent la passion alimentée d'essence qui est devenue si importante dans le maquillage de cet homme complexe, à multiples facettes. La passion invétérée de Newman pour les courses d'automobiles était si intense il a presque remplacé sa carrière d'acte. Sa carrière courant s'est étendue sur trente-cinq ans; Newman a gagné quatre championnats nationaux comme un chauffeur et huit championnats comme un propriétaire. Pas mal pour un gars qui n'a pas même commencé à courir jusqu'à ce qu'il avait quarante-sept ans.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, 43minutes
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Kate Micucci, Edward Asnere, Max Charles, Rachael MacFarlane
Roles Fake Santa #1 (voice)
Rating54% 2.706462.706462.706462.706462.70646
Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New York City to meet his father. Along the way, his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father's eyes to the magic of the holiday.
Delivery Man, 1h45
Directed by Ken Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders, Chris Pratt, Britt Robertson, Jack Reynor, Simon Delaney
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.198563.198563.198563.198563.19856
David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) is a hapless deliveryman for his family's butcher shop, pursued by thugs to whom he owes $80,000. His girlfriend Emma (Cobie Smulders) is pregnant with his child. One day, David returns from work to find a lawyer representing a sperm bank (where he gave 693 donations and earned a sum of $24,255 during his student years) who tells him he had fathered 533 children. Of those, 142 have joined a class action lawsuit to force the fertility clinic to reveal the identity of "Starbuck", the alias he had used.
The Undefeated, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Political films
Actors Pamela Anderson, Joy Behar, Sandra Bernhard, Louis C.K., John Cleese, Ellen DeGeneres
Roles Self - on The Tonight Show (archive footage)
Rating20% 1.0161251.0161251.0161251.0161251.016125
The film is constructed in three acts. The film opens with a montage. The first act concerns itself with Palin's experiences as the mayor of Wasilla. The second act is about Palin's half term as governor of Alaska. The third act, titled "From here, I can see November," revolves around her candidacy as vice-president and her rise to national prominence. It goes into detail how she became the darling of the Tea Party movement. The film ends with clips of the Madison rally where Palin challenged Republicans to: "Fight like a girl." The last shot is of Palin saying into the camera, "Mr.
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, 1h45
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Justin Bieber, Usher, Jaden Smith, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris
Rating16% 0.8078050.8078050.8078050.8078050.807805
The film follows the pop star Justin Bieber during 10 days counting down to what is considered his biggest performance, that of August 31, 2010 in Madison Square Garden, which sold out in 22 minutes. It shows footage of the performances during this period from his My World Tour. It shows excited female fans, and several instances of the "One Less Lonely Girl" routine of inviting a girl on stage for him to serenade and give flowers to, and of surprising random girls with free tickets to his concerts. The main people around Bieber, being like family and good friends to him, are interviewed, but Bieber himself is not. Various instances of praying together before a show are shown.
Exit Through the Gift Shop, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the visual arts, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Rhys Ifans, Jay Leno
Roles Lui-même (quelques secondes, sans réplique)
Rating79% 3.9977953.9977953.9977953.9977953.997795
Thierry Guetta is a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, making a comfortable living with his vintage clothing shop. He also has a strange obsession with carrying a camera everywhere he goes, constantly filming his surroundings. On a holiday in France, he discovers his cousin is Invader, an internationally known street artist. Thierry finds this fascinating, and accompanies Invader and his friends, including the artists Monsieur André and Zevs on their nocturnal adventures, documenting their activities. A few months later, Invader visits Thierry in LA, and arranges a meeting with Shepard Fairey. Thierry continues filming Fairey's activities even after Invader has returned home to France. While Fairey is confused by Thierry's enthusiasm, Thierry states that he wishes to make a complete documentary about street art, and the two cross the nation, shooting other artists at work, including Poster Boy, Seizer, Neck Face, Sweet Toof, Cyclops, Ron English, Dotmasters, Swoon, Azil, Borf and Buffmonster. What Guetta fails to tell Fairey is that he has no plan to compile his footage into an actual film, and indeed never looks at his footage.
Love the Beast, 1h32
Directed by Eric Bana
Genres Thriller, Documentary, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Documentary films about technology, Road movies
Actors Eric Bana, Jay Leno, Phil McGraw
Roles Himself
Rating74% 3.7407553.7407553.7407553.7407553.740755
The film documents the 25-year history of Eric Bana's first car, a 1974 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop that he purchased at the age of fifteen for A$1100. In this film, Eric explores the central role that fixing and racing this car has played in his life and the lives of his friends. He describes it as being, "like a campfire for me and my mates". Celebrities Jay Leno, Dr. Phil and Jeremy Clarkson offer opinions on the emotional attachments that some people form with automobiles.
Igor
Igor (2008)
, 1h27
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Monde imaginaire, Frankenstein films, Children's films
Actors John Cusack, Jennifer Coolidge, Myleene Klass, Molly Shannon, Eddie Izzard, James Lipton
Roles King Malbert (voice)
Rating59% 2.9964652.9964652.9964652.9964652.996465
The Kingdom of Malaria's environment is devastated by a mysterious storm. Its king, Malbert, then blackmails the rest of the world to pay the town not to unleash the various doomsday devices invented by its Evil Scientists. They in turn are assisted by Igors, while the kingdom's annual Evil Science Fair showcases the scientists' latest weapons. One Igor, however, who serves the somewhat tedious-minded Doctor Glickenstein, is a talented inventor who aspires to be an Evil Scientist himself. Among his inventions are his friends "Scamper," a re-animated, immortal rabbit with a death wish and "Brain," a unintelligent human brain transplanted into a life support jar.
The Great Buck Howard, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors John Malkovich, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, Tom Arnold, Ricky Jay, Steve Zahn
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.197523.197523.197523.197523.19752
Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) defies his father (Tom Hanks) and leaves law school to pursue his dream of becoming a writer in Los Angeles. To support himself, he takes a job as a road manager for "The Great" Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a fading mentalist. Troy comes to enjoy traveling with Buck to performances in smaller venues such as Bakersfield and Akron. In particular, Troy sincerely admires Buck's signature trick: having someone in the audience hide his fee for that night's performance, which he then unfailingly discovers. (Kreskin is said to have actually performed this feat 6,000 times, only failing to find the money nine times.
Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dogs, Wolves in film, Les fées, Werewolves in film, Witches in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Matthew Lillard, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Wayne Knight
Roles Jack O'Lantern (voice)
Rating64% 3.229223.229223.229223.229223.22922
The Mystery, Inc. gang visit a Halloween carnival on Halloween night; however, when the magician "The Amazing Krudsky" (voiced by Wayne Knight) does not allow Scooby to see his show, he and Shaggy accidentally expose Krudsky as a fraud during one of his acts, resulting in the gang getting kicked out of the carnival. Later, the rebellious Fairy Princess Willow (voiced by Hayden Panettiere) enters Krudsky's tent, where he secretly reveals his wishes to become a real magician. The fairy inadvertently causes Krudsky to notice her on the Goblin Scepter in a spell book, which can be combined with fairy magic to control Halloween. Krudsky then gets an idea to obtain the scepter and rule the world with it. Willow decides to toy with him, but while flying, she accidentally slams her small body against a metal chair knocking her out; Krudsky then crushes her with his flyswatter. When he notices her cry of pain from being crushed, he sees that she is a real fairy, kidnaps her, and absorbs her magical powers, thus becoming a real magician.