Emmy winning stand-up comedian and television host James Douglas Muir Leno, or Jay Leno, took over the hosting chores left by Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show. He began hosting the show in 1992 and will continue to do so until May 2009 when his successor, Conan O’Brien, will take over his place.

His fusion of solid interviewing skills and humorous stand-up comedy has made The Tonight Show a huge success.

Jay Leno was born on April 28, 1950 in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree in speech therapy in 1987 from Emerson College. During an August 2007 interview with CNN, Jay Leno admitted that he was dyslexic. Jay Leno has mandibular prognathism which accounts for his prominent jaw. He is an avid collector and restorer of cars and motorcycles.

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