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Jay Leno

James Leno is a host, comedian, writer and actor renowned for his work as the former host of NBC's The Tonight Show.

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Jay Leno stands as an American comedian and television host who is best known as the host of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" from 1992 to 2009. He is also an admired stand-up comedian known for his observational comedy and ability to act as the master of ceremonies. Leno has won numerous awards for his work, including the People's Choice Award for Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host.

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jay Leno is Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>On April 28, 1950, Jay Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Starts Appearing on The Tonight Show</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leno starts appearing as a guest host for Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Named Host of The Tonight Show</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leno is named the permanent host of The Tonight Show.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Receives a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leno receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to television.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Final Episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Aired</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leno’s last episode of The Tonight Show aired after 22 years.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Jay Leno Show Premieres</div><div class='timeline-text'>Premieres The Jay Leno Show, a primetime talk show produced by NBC.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Last Episode of The Jay Leno Show Aired</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leno’s last episode of The Jay Leno Show aired after four seasons.</div></div></div>

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Permanent Host of The Tonight Show</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jay Leno became the first permanent host of NBC's The Tonight Show, taking over from Johnny Carson in 1992.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Collects Classic Cars</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jay Leno is an avid collector of classic cars and motorcycles. He owns more than 100 vehicles, including a McLaren F1 supercar.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Holds Two Guinness World Records</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jay Leno holds two Guinness World Records for being the most frequent late night talk show host and having the longest running career as a late night talk show host in TV history.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Helicopter Pilot</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jay Leno is also a licensed helicopter pilot, who has flown in several air shows.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Spent Time as a Standup Comic</h3><p class='facts-text'>Before becoming a late night talk show host, Jay Leno spent time as a standup comic. He was a regular at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles during the 1970s.</p></div></div>

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Jay Leno, world-famous American television show host and comedian, was born on April 28, 1950, and is currently 73 years old. He is best known for hosting The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009, and later hosting the primetime talk show The Jay Leno Show.