James Thomas Fallon Jr., born September 19, 1974, is a T.V. host, producer, comedian, writer, singer, and actor from the United States. He is best known for hosting the television show “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Jimmy Fallon is a well-known American comedian and actor. He is widely known for his comedic performances in a variety of television shows and films. He is one of the most successful comedians in the United States, as well as all over the world.
James Thomas Fallon Jr. was born September 19, 1974, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Fallon went to St. Mary of the Snow School, a Roman Catholic school. He was an altar boy in school and considered becoming a priest at one point. Fallon outgrew his religious aspirations after becoming more interested in comedy while listening to the Dr. Demento show on the radio. Fallon, like many other teenagers, became obsessed with “Saturday Night Live.” Along with his sister, they performed sketches from the show for their parents. During his four years at Saugerties High School, he appeared in the majority of the stage productions. In 1992, he graduated from Saugerties High School. Fallon attended Saint Rose College in Albany, New York. He did stand-up comedy on the weekends and dropped out of college a semester before graduating in 1995 to move to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to pursue a full-time comedy career.
In Los Angeles, Fallon joined The Groundlings improv troupe and began honing his stand-up routine. He frequently performed stand-up at the legendary Improv, where he was paid $7.50 per set, which didn’t even cover the cost of parking. In 1997, Fallon tried out for “Saturday Night Live” (S.N.L.) for the first time but was turned down. At the age of 23, Fallon landed his second audition for “S.N.L.” “S.N.L.” auditions are notoriously difficult and intimidating. Several people told him at the audition that creator Lorne Michaels seldom laughed during auditions.
Fallon took the stage and performed admirably. He did a “celebrity walk-a-thon” sketch in which he did impressions of well-known comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. Michaels burst out laughing. He was cast as a member of the 1998 to 1999 season. Fallon rose to prominence as the show’s most talented impressionist.
At first, Fallon imagined himself following in the footsteps of John Belushi and spending three years at “S.N.L..” He was persuaded to stay, however, when he was given the Weekend Update alongside Tina Fey in 2000. In his later years on “S.N.L.”, Fallon co-starred with Justin Timberlake in a skit titled “The Barry Gibb Talk Show,” in which they portrayed musicians, Barry and Robin Gibb. This was the start of a long friendship and collaboration with Timberlake. Fallon remained a member of the “S.N.L.” cast until the 2004 season. He has been dubbed “the best S.N.L. cast member since Phil Hartman” and is well-liked by “S.N.L.” viewers. Fallon left “S.N.L.” in 2004 to pursue a career in film. He appeared in the comedies “Taxi” (2004) and “Fever Pitch” (2005), as well as the drama “Factory Girl” (2006) and the comedy-drama “Whip It” (2009).
He took over from Conan O’Brien as host of the television show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” which was renamed “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2009.” N.B.C. announced in April 2013 that Fallon had been chosen to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno immediately following the 2014 Winter Olympics. Fallon is the first host in “The Tonight Show’s” history (aside from original host Steve Allen) to become the show’s permanent host without previously serving as a guest host. Before him, Jay Leno had filled in for Johnny Carson, Carson had filled in for Jack Parr, and Parr had filled in for Steve Allen. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” won a Primetime Emmy in 2010, “Saturday Night Live” in 2012 and 2014, and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2015.
On the set of his film “Fever Pitch,” Fallon met film producer Nancy Juvonen, co-owner of Flower Films (along with Drew Barrymore). They started dating in May 2007. In August 2007, Fallon proposed on the dock of Juvonen’s family home in New Hampshire at sunset. They tied the knot on December 22, 2007. They have two daughters, Winnie Rose and Francis Cole, as well as a golden retriever, Gary Frick. Gary has appeared on Fallon’s show.
Fallon drops out of college a semester before graduating in 1995 to pursue a full-time comedy career in Los Angeles at the age of 21.
After failing to get onto the show in 1997, Fallon receives a second audition for “Saturday Night Live,” which he passes, and he joins the show at the age of 23.
Fallon leaves “S.N.L.” in 2004 to pursue a career in film, and stars in the comedies “Taxi” (2004) and “Fever Pitch'' (2005), as well as the drama “Factory Girl” (2006) and the comedy-drama “Whip It” (2009).
On the set of his film “Fever Pitch,” Fallon meets film producer Nancy Juvonen, who he later then marries.
He takes over from Conan O'Brien as host of the television show “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” which is renamed “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Fallon is nominated for his first-ever Primetime Emmy Award and wins the award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction.
N.B.C. announces that Fallon has been chosen to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno immediately following the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Why We Love Jimmy Fallon
He is non-judgemental
It takes a special kind of talk show host to persuade celebrities to go outside their comfort zone rather than rely on a standard interview. Fallon is known for his unique interview strategies and getting involved with all the weird skits and ideas he wishes his guests to take part in.
He is charitable
Fallon is a very strong believer in donating to and supporting charities. It has been noted that when Fallon created his own ice cream flavor with Ben & Jerry’s all the proceeds made would be donated to charity rather than him reaping the profits.
He is a family man
Despite Fallon being a well-known celebrity, he still is a father and a husband who takes that role very seriously. When his girls were younger he always made sure to get home in time to bath them as he knew that was their favorite time of the day.
5 Surprising Facts
His eighth-grade teacher predicted his future
Fallon's eighth-grade teacher predicted what would happen to her students and at the end of his yearbook, she wrote this line for Jimmy Fallon: "James Fallon will replace David Letterman on the Late Night Show."
Fallon inspired an ice cream flavor
He inspired Ben & Jerry's to create his own ice cream flavor.
Fallon used to be a model
Fallon picked up an unexpected side gig while performing on “Saturday Night Live” in 2001; he posed as a Calvin Klein model.
Fallon’s office has a giant pickle
Fallon's office has a giant pickle hanging from the ceiling that has been passed down from one late-night talk show host to the next, started by David Letterman, the famous late-night talk show host, who gave the pickle to his successor, Conan O'Brien, who in turn passed the unusual gift on to his successor, Jimmy Fallon.
His kids were born through surrogacy
Jimmy Fallon and his wife decided to use a surrogate after years of trying to conceive and being disappointed.
Jimmy Fallon FAQs
What surgery did Fallon have?
Fallon injured himself when he tripped over a braided rug in his home and caught his ring finger on a countertop, leading to him suffering from ring avulsion. Fallon was in intensive care for 10 days. While praising his surgeon for successfully repairing his finger in a six-hour procedure, he also stated that ring avulsion is extremely difficult to reconstruct. The majority of people who have a ring avulsion lose their fingers as a result. In Fallon’s case, his doctor was able to restore blood flow by removing a vein from his foot and reattaching it to his finger.
What did Fallon study?
He graduated high school in 1992 and went on to The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he studied computer science until his senior year when he switched to communications. Fallon returned 14 years later, in May 2009, to receive a bachelor’s degree in communications from Saint Rose University, which granted him experiential learning credits for his television work. He received his diploma with his classmates at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Is there an actual audience on Jimmy Fallon?
Yes, there is a live studio audience on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
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