James Douglas Muir 'Jay' Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian and television host. From 1992 to 2009, Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time, UTC-5), 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. James 'Jay' Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1950. His mother, Catherine (ne Muir; -), a homemaker, was born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11. Leno's father, Angelo (-), who worked as an insurance salesman, was born in New York to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy.
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