Jimmy Fallon Biography
Jimmy Fallon who was born as James Thomas Fallon is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer, and producer. Jimmy is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live as well as the host of the late-night talk show The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Before that, Fallon worked at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Thomas Fallon grew up with an interest in comedy and music, moving to Los Angeles at 21 to pursue opportunities in stand-up comedy. He was commissioned to join NBC’s Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Jimmy remained on SNL for six years between 1998 and 2004, co-hosting the program’s Weekend Update segment and becoming a celebrity in the process. Fallon left the program for the film industry, starring in films such as Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005).
Jimmy returned to television to follow his career as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC studios in 2009, where he became well known for his emphasis on music and video games. In 2014, Fallon moved from that program to become the sixth permanent host of the long-running The Tonight Show. Aside from his television work, Jimmy has released two comedy albums and five books.
Jimmy Fallon Age
Jimmy Fallon was born James Thomas Fallon on September 19, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He will turn 46 years old as of 2020. Fallon celebrates his birthday every 19th of September.
Jimmy Fallon Height In Feet|Height
He stands a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 meters tall). He weighs 86 kilograms. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.
Jimmy Fallon Family
James Thomas Fallon was born on September 19, 1974 in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, the son of Gloria and James W. Fallon. He is of Irish, German, and Norwegian descent. His paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was a German immigrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck, and his maternal grandmother’s father, Hans Hovelsen, was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad.
Another set of great-great-grandparents were Thomas Fallon, an Irishman from County Galway, and Louisa Stickever, the daughter of an Irishman born in France and his Irish wife. Fallon’s father spent his adolescence singing in street-corner doo-wop groups, then served in the Vietnam War.
Shortly after his son’s birth, he started working as a machine repairman for IBM in Kingston, New York. In preparation, the family moved nearby to Saugerties, New York. Fallon has described his childhood as “idyllic,” while his parents have been described as overprotective. He and his sister, Gloria, we’re unable to leave their home and had to ride their bicycles in the backyard.
Jimmy Fallon Young and Education
Fallon attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary of the Snow. He considered being a priest, inspired by his experiences as an altar boy but became more interested in comedy instead. He spent many nights listening to the radio program The Dr. Demento Show, which exposed him to both comedy and music; he often recorded it on a reel-to-reel recorder.
As a teenager, Fallon developed an obsession with the late-night comedy program Saturday Night Live. He watched it religiously, although he was only allowed to see “the clean parts” that his parents taped for him. He and Gloria would re-enact sketches such as “The Festrunk Brothers” with friends. In his teens, he impressed his parents with impersonations, including actor James Cagney and comedian Dana Carvey. He was musically inclined and started playing guitar at age 13. He would go on to perform comedy and music in contests and shows. By his junior high years, he was labeled a class clown, but was also described as “nice and well-mannered.”
At Saugerties High School, he was a performer in most stage productions and was twice a class social director. He won a young comedian’s contest with an impression of Pee-wee Herman. He graduated in 1992, then attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he was a computer science major before switching to communications in his senior year. He was an average student. On weekends, he would perform stand-up comedy. Fallon would often board buses from his aunt’s house in Fort Hamilton to perform sets at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square. He did not graduate, leaving college a semester early to pursue a comedy career.
In May 2009, 14 years later, he returned to receive a Bachelor of Arts in communications, awarded by Saint Rose officials who granted him experiential learning credits for his television work. He joined his classmates at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to collect his degree.
Jimmy Fallon Wife
In 2007, the American born comedian and television host married Nancy Juvonen. His wife is an American film producer. Juvonen and Drew Barrymore own the production company Flower Films.
Jimmy Fallon Kids
Fallon is a father of two. The name of his children is Frances Cole Fallon and Winnie Rose Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Jimmy is best known for his work on television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Jimmy is also best known as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. His career has come in handy in his net worth as well as his salary. Fallon has an estimated net worth of $ 60 million dollars. His salary will soon be updated.
Jimmy Fallon Show | The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Actor and comedian Jimmy Fallon invite popular personalities to provide insights into their personal and professional lives.
First episode date: 17 February 2014
Starring: The Roots (house band)
Presented by: Jimmy Fallon
Production location(s): NBC Studios; New York, New York
Jimmy Fallon Movies and TV Shows
The following are movies that feature Fallon:
- 2000 Almost Famous
- 2002 The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch
- 2003 Anything Else
- 2003 The Scheme
- 2004 Taxi
- 2005 Fever Pitch
- 2006 Doogal
- 2006 Arthur and the Invisibles
- 2006 Factory Girl
- 2008 The Year of Getting to Know Us
- 2009 Whip It
- 2009 Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
- 2010 Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
- 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
- 2015 Get Hard
- 2015 Ted 2
- 2015 Jurassic World
- 2015 Jem and the Holograms
- 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
The following are television shows that feature Jimmy:
- 1998–2004 Saturday Night Live
- 1998 Spin City
- 2001 Band of Brothers
- 2001 MTV Movie Awards
- 2002 MTV Video Music Awards
- 2003 Late Show with David Letterman
- 2005 MTV Movie Awards
- 2009–2012 30 Rock
- 2009–2014 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- 2009–2010 The Electric Company
- 2009 Sesame Street
- 2009 Family Guy
- 2009 Gossip Girl
- 2010 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
- 2010 Delocated
- 2011–2017 Saturday Night Live
- 2011 Silent Library
- 2012 iCarly
- 2012–2013 Guys with Kids
- 2014–present The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
- 2015–present Lip Sync Battle
- 2015 Louie
- 2015 The Spoils Before Dying
- 2015 The Jim Gaffigan Show
- 2016 Maya & Marty
- 2017 74th Golden Globe Awards
- 2017 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
- 2019 The Boys
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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Skit
Jimmy Fallon, the host of “The Tonight Show,” apologized on Tuesday for wearing blackface while impersonating fellow comedian Chris Rock on “Saturday Night Live” two decades ago.
“In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface,” Mr. Fallon said on Twitter. “There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
In a video of the sketch that recently resurfaced on social media, Mr. Fallon appears opposite Darrell Hammond, who was impersonating the television host Regis Philbin.
Mr. Fallon wears a black turtleneck, a black leather jacket, and a wig. His face is covered in dark makeup. He appears in the sketch for less than a minute.
“I’ve seen ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,’ and guess what? Not a lot of black folks on the show,” Mr. Fallon says in the skit, setting up his punchline.
“Know why? Because black folks don’t like to answer questions,” he continues. “Oh, they want to be millionaires, but you got to ask their kind of question, like, ‘In 1981, how many grams of crack did Rick James smoke when he recorded “Super Freak”?’”
Mr. Fallon declined to comment further on the sketch. Mr. Rock did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Mr. Fallon is not the only late-night talk show host with a blackface performance in his past.
A video of Jimmy Kimmel, the host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” wearing blackface while impersonating the N.B.A. player Karl Malone on “The Man Show” resurfaced last year. The skit was part of a segment where Mr. Kimmel repeatedly wore blackface to impersonate Mr. Malone. Mr. Kimmel has not recently addressed the video.
Source: NY Times