Jimmy Fallon is a famous American television host, actor, and comedian.
This article will tell you about his bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||James Thomas Fallon|
|Famous for||Television Host|
|Date of Birth||September 19, 1974 AD|
|Age||47 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, United States|
|Father||James Fallon Sr.|
|Spouse||Nancy Juvonen (m. 2007)|
|Net Worth||$65 million (estimated in 2021)|
Jimmy Fallon wrote a caption under his kindergarten picture in his school magazine: “He will most likely replace David Letterman.” So it was! Jimmy Fallon is known for his blunt political satire and observational comedy, a unique feature he uses on his late-night talk show. NBC’s award-winning “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is currently one of the highest-rated programs in the “Late Night” franchise and is most popular with women for its elegant looks and flawless timekeeping. Before his talk show, Jimmy Fallon was a member of the cast of “Saturday Night Live” and has also appeared in several films.
Some of the films Jimmy Fallon has worked on include The Entrepreneur, Taxi, Arthur and the Invisibles, and Whip It. He started his stand-up comedy career in high school. At first, it was a hobby, talent soon became his real goal, reaching his dream job when he was cast in “Saturday Night Live”. When not running, Fallon is busy typing. He co-wrote “I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life” along with his sister Gloria and has also written a children’s book, “Snowball Fight.” Jimmy Fallon also released the music albums “Blow Your Pants Off” and wrote the song Car Wash for Peace.
Childhood and Early Life:
Jimmy Fallon was born as James Thomas Fallon to James Fallon Sr. and Gloria Fallon in Brooklyn, New York. He has an older sister, Gloria. As children, Gloria and Jimmy would watch many “Saturday Night Live” videos and perform in front of their parents, friends, or family. In addition to “Saturday Night Live” impersonations, he had an intense ear for music and regularly participated in comedies and music competitions. He studied at Saint Mary of the Snow and later at Saint Rose College, where he majored in computer science. However, he dropped the topic and moved on to communication. He graduated from this topic later in his life. Jimmy Fallon received her BA in Communication on May 9, 2009, and an Honorary Degree from Saint Rose College.
Jimmy’s career took off when he started emerging as a celebrity and he began making tours around the country. He took improvisation lessons with “The Groundlings.” He appeared on “Spin City” in 1998 and was later asked to audition for the long-running late-night comedy show, “Saturday Night Live.” During the auditions, he impersonated various characters such as Jerry Seinfeld, Hilary Swank, Eddie Murphy, and Adam Sandler. He was finally cast in his dream job with “Saturday Night Live” in 1998. In the next year, he wrote “I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide for Live” along with his sister, Gloria. Two years later, he ventured into films with the movie “Almost Famous” as Dennis Hope. In the same year, Jimmy also released the comedy album “The Bathroom Wall”, which ranked as a great “parody” album and was nominated for prestigious awards.
In 2002, Jimmy Fallon also appeared in the popular fantasy movie “The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch”, playing the son of Melvin Hall. Two years later, he landed the role of “Andrew Washburn” in Taxi. In 2005, he hosted the MTV Movie Awards and even played the role of Anakin Skywalker in a comedic parody of an episode of Star Wars. He participated in “Spontaneous Combustion”, a TV commercial with Parker Posey, and also starred in “Doogal” in 2006. In the same year, Jimmy was invited to the “Secret Police Ball”, where he participated in three matches. He wrote the song “Car Wash for Peace” in 2007 and donated all the proceeds to charity.
Jimmy Fallon presented the same song on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. In the year 2009, he performed as himself on “30 Rock” for four episodes, and also appeared on other popular TV shows such as “The Electric Company”, “Sesame Street” and “Family Guy”. His own TV show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was aired in 2009 and is working successfully so far. In the year 2010, he performed as a host in the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. After a gap of two years, he released his second album, “Blow Your Pants Off”. From 2012 to 2013, he was the executive producer of NBC’s “Guys with Kids”. In February 2014, Jimmy Fallon appeared in the Tonight Show on NBC, and the show attracted around 11.3 million viewers.
Jimmy Fallon married Nancy Juvonen on December 22, 2007, and they had a daughter through a gestational carrier. He has a Golden Retriever, who accompanied him on sets and also appeared alongside Fallon in two episodes of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Jimmy Fallon has an estimated net worth of almost $65 million (estimated in 2021).