Jay Leno

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James Douglas Muir Leno (; born April 28, 1950) is an American television host, comedian, and writer. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became 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 10:00pm ET, also on NBC. Two months after it's debut, The Jay Leno Show was moved to the 11:35 timeslot due to poor ratings, pushing The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien to 12:05am ET, causing O'Brien to leave two months later. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jay Leno has received more than 6,856,851 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Jay Leno is the most popular presenter, the 276th most popular biography from United States (down from 259th in 2019) and the most popular American Presenter.

Jay Leno is most famous for hosting the Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009.

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  • 6.9M

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  • 76.83

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  • 59

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  • 14.68

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  • 2.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Jay Leno ranks 1 out of 109After him are Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Hebe Camargo, Steve Irwin, Henry Rollins, Fred Rogers, Larry King, Alex Jones, David Letterman, Bear Grylls, and Anna Moffo.

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Among people born in 1950, Jay Leno ranks 2Before him is Zaha Hadid. After him are Agnetha Fältskog, Stevie Wonder, Abdullah Gül, Jim Mattis, Viktor Yanukovych, Goran Bregović, Steve Wozniak, Vicente del Bosque, Bill Murray, and Anne, Princess Royal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jay Leno ranks 276 out of 15,968Before him are Philip Kotler (1931), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Bette Davis (1908), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Paul Walker (1973), and B.B. King (1925). After him are Joe Pesci (1943), Ezra Pound (1885), Norbert Wiener (1894), Tim Cook (1960), Spencer Tracy (1900), and Brian De Palma (1940).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Jay Leno ranks 1After him are Oprah Winfrey (1954), Henry Rollins (1961), Fred Rogers (1928), Larry King (1933), Alex Jones (1974), David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), Ed Sullivan (1901), and Walter Cronkite (1916).

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