TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Jay Leno

Powered by imdb

Jay Leno began his career in night clubs, where he worked 300 nights a year before hitting it big in 1992 with his own late-night talk show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). By that time he had appeared on television, acted in a few films (American Hot Wax (1978)) but hit paydirt with his late-night television appearances (he made a record number of visits to Late Night with David Letterman (1982)); for several years, he served as Johnny Carson's permanent guest host on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). A big, sweet guy with a very good comedy routine, he vied with David Letterman to inherit Carson's seat when Johnny retired in 1992. His victory was well-publicized, but empty, though he did gain a measure of revenge when his show beat Letterman's for the Emmy in 1995. Though he consistently lost in the ratings to Letterman except on special occasions, like Hugh Grant's first TV appearance after his encounter with Divine Brown, he surged ahead in 1996, as CBS plunged further into oblivion.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Jay Leno Drives a Tank in Los Angeles

Jay Leno
Tanked in L.A.

Jay Leno may have scared the crap out of people Saturday, when he drove what looked like a super-fortified tank through the streets of Los Angeles.  Jay -- an avid car collector who seems to… READ MORE >

Jay Leno Opens the 'Garage' and Takes a Classic Car for a Spin

Jay Leno
Forever Young ... With an Oldie (But Goodie) Classic Car

Jay Leno might be 68 years old, but he's driving like he's 25 in spirit ... and maybe about 90 or so on the road.  The former 'Tonight Show' host was spotted revving up on the I-5 freeway in… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Jay Leno's Super Expensive Whip Suffers Major Tire Trouble

Jay Leno
Hi, AAA ... My Exotic Car Needs a New Wheel!!!

How many people does it take to fix a tire on Jay Leno's super exotic sports car? Seven oughta do the job, based on what happened in Burbank, CA. The famous car enthusiast and host of "Jay… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Jay Leno -- IT'S IRON SHEIK TIME ... Give That Man a Talk Show! (VIDEO)

Jay Leno
IT'S IRON SHEIK TIME ... Give That Man a Talk Show!

He's battled Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior ... but the Iron Sheik's next opponent could be Jimmy Fallon -- 'cause Jay Leno says the WWE legend could totally make it as a late night… READ MORE >

- 1014 days ago
Jay Leno Meats the Fatburger Challenge -- 24 Ounces, 5 Minutes!

Jay Leno
Meats the Fatburger Challenge 24 Ounces, 5 Minutes!

Jay Leno may have a future in competitive eating ... because he's the latest Fatburger XXX challenge champ!The challenge is both simple and daunting ... devour an entire three-patty, 24-oz… READ MORE >

- 1441 days ago
Jay Leno -- I'm Done With Television ... FOR GOOD

Jay Leno
I'm Done With Television ... For Good

Don't expect Jay Leno to hijack "The Tonight Show" back from Jimmy Fallon ... because the ex late-night host swears he's done with TV ... FOREVER.Jay was in West Palm Beach Florida -- but not to… READ MORE >

- 1619 days ago
Jay Leno -- NBC Quickly Wipes Away His Memory

Jay Leno
NBC Quickly Wipes Away His Memory

NBC is already distancing themselves from Jay Leno ... by erasing his name off the side of the building where he shot "The Tonight Show."The Peacock network sent a team of painters armed with… READ MORE >

- 1621 days ago
Magic Johnson -- RIPS Dennis Rodman ... You're a Pathetic Traitor

Magic Johnson
RIPS Dennis Rodman You're a Pathetic Traitor

It's not often you hear Magic Johnson talkin' smack -- so when the NBA legend blasted Dennis Rodman on national TV this week ... you know he's gotta be really mad. Magic appeared on "The Tonight… READ MORE >

- 1632 days ago
Jimmy Fallon -- Jay Leno Won't Jack My Job

Jimmy Fallon
Jay Won't Jack My Job

Jimmy Fallon's pretty confident ... history won't repeat itself with Jay Leno angling to re-capture his "Tonight Show" gig.We got Jimmy at LAX Friday night ... he has no fear of ending up on cable… READ MORE >

- 1649 days ago
Paul Walker Crash  -- Leno Spun Out In Similar Porsche ... At 182 MPH!

Paul Walker Crash
Leno Spun Out In Similar Porsche At 182 MPH!

Jay Leno knows firsthand the danger -- and the thrill -- of driving a Porsche Carrera GT -- similar to the one that Paul Walker died in -- because he lost control of one while driving at 182… READ MORE >

- 1688 days ago
Around the Web