James Thomas Fallon is an actor, comedian, and television personality from the United States. He is most known for his work on Saturday Night Live and as the host of the late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which he took over after Late Night with Jimmy Fallon ended. Fallon grew up loving humour and music and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to pursue stand-up comedy. In 1998, he was asked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, achieving a longstanding ambition. He stayed on Saturday Night Live for six years, co-hosting the Weekend Update section and became well-known in the process. He went on to star in films including Taxi and Fever Pitch after leaving the show.
After a successful film career, Fallon returned to television in 2009 as the host of NBC‘s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where he became noted for his emphasis on music and video games. In 2014, he left that show to become the long-running Tonight Show’s sixth regular host. He has released two comedy CDs and seven books, mostly for youngsters, in addition to his television work. He is known for his great humor sense and stage charisma.
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Jimmy Fallon has a $60 million dollar net worth. Jimmy purchased his first piece of real estate in 2002, a $850,000 one-bedroom condo in New York City. In 2014, he spent $725,000 for a studio unit on the top floor. He also owns a $1.35 million one-bedroom apartment in the same building.
On September 19, 1974, James Thomas Fallon, the son of Gloria and James Fallon, was born in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York City. His paternal grandmother was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad, and his maternal grandmother’s father was a German immigrant from Osterholz-Scharmbeck. His great-great-grandparents were an Irish couple from County Galway, while his great-great-grandmother was born in France to an Irish couple. Fallon’s father grew up singing in street-corner doo-wop bands before serving in the Vietnam War. He began working as a machine repairman for IBM in Kingston, New York, shortly after his son was born. The family relocated to Saugerties, New York, to prepare. Fallon’s childhood was described as blissful, while his parents were described as overprotective. He and his sister, Gloria, were unable to leave the house and were forced to ride their bikes in the backyard. Fallon went at St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic school. His experiences as an altar boy encouraged him to explore becoming a priest, but he got more interested in humour instead. He listened to The Dr. Demento Show on the radio many evenings, which introduced him to both comedy and music, and he often taped it on a reel-to-reel recorder.
Fallon developed an infatuation with the late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live as a teenager. He religiously watched it, even though he was only allowed to see “the clean parts” that his parents had filmed for him. With friends, he and Gloria would reenact sketches like “The Festrunk Brothers.” His parents were impressed by his impersonations of actors James Cagney and Dana Carvey while he was in his teens. He had a musical bent and began playing guitar at the age of 13, later performing comedy and music in contests and concerts. He was called a class clown by his junior high years, but he was also described as “kind and well-mannered.”
On December 22, 2007, Fallon married film producer Nancy Juvonen. They met on the set of Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t until later on the set of Fever Pitch that they became friends. On the dock of Juvonen’s family house in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, Fallon proposed in August 2007 with a Neil Lane-designed engagement ring. Four months later, they married. Winnie (born 2013) and Frances Cole (born 2014) are their surrogacy daughters. Gary Frick, a female English cream Golden Retriever who has been on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, lives with them in Sagaponack, New York.
The Tonight Show
Jimmy Fallon hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, an American late-night talk show that airs on NBC. Broadway Video and Universal Television produced the show, which premiered on February 17, 2014. Fallon takes over as the sixth host of NBC’s long-running Tonight Show series. Steve Higgins, the show’s sidekick and announcer, and the house band The Roots also appear. Katie Hockmeyer is the show’s producer, while Lorne Michaels is the show’s executive producer. The show is recorded in Rockefeller Center’s Studio 6B, which is also where Tonight Starring Jack Paar and then The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson were produced from 1957 to 1972. Weeknights at 11:34:30 p.m. ET/PT, the show airs. Fallon’s topical monologue kicks off the show, which then moves into humorous sketches and games before wrapping off with guest interviews and a musical performance. Since its debut in 2014, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has had high ratings. Many episodes of the show have spawned viral videos. The show has received nine Primetime Emmy nominations, with two wins.
Fallon had a ring avulsion injury on June 26, 2015, when he tripped over a rug in his home and tried to break his fall by hanging onto a tabletop, nearly ripping his finger off. He was rushed to the hospital’s emergency room and subsequently to a surgeon, who conducted microsurgery on his finger. He stayed in the ICU for ten days before returning home. On the Tonight Show on July 13, he talked about it and thanked the physicians and nurses who helped him. He was still expected to be without feeling in his finger for another eight weeks a month later. In a September 2015 interview with Billboard magazine, he said that his finger still had limited mobility and that he would need another operation. He emphasised this point during the 67th Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, when he appeared in public for the first time since the accident without his finger bandaged. Gloria Fallon, Fallon’s mother, died at NYU Langone Medical Center on November 4, 2017 at the age of 68 from unexplained circumstances. The Tonight Show’s scheduled tapings for the next week were cancelled.