‘Most likely to take over for David Letterman,’ ran a statement under his kindergarten portrait in his school magazine, and it was true! Jimmy Fallon is known for his unfiltered political satire and observational comedy, which he uses in his late-night talk show. NBC’s award-winning talk program ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ is currently one of the highest-rated shows in the ‘Late Night’ franchise, and he is even more popular among women thanks to his stylish good looks and perfect comic timing. He was a cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ before starting his own talk show, and he has also acted in a number of films. ‘The Entrepreneur,’ ‘Taxi,’ ‘Arthur and the Invisibles,’ and ‘Whip It’ are some of the films in which he has appeared. His stand-up comedy career began in high school. Initially a pastime, the talent quickly became his actual calling, and he was cast in his dream job on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Fallon keeps himself occupied with writing while he is not working. He and his sister Gloria co-authored ‘I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life,’ and he also wrote a children’s book called ‘Snowball Fight.’ He has also released the albums ‘Blow Your Pants Off’ and ‘Car Wash for Peace,’ and written the song ‘Car Wash for Peace.’
Childhood and Adolescence
James Thomas ‘Jimmy’ Fallon was born in Brooklyn, New York, to James W. Fallon and Gloria. Gloria is his older sister.
Gloria and Jimmy used to watch a lot of ‘Saturday Night Live’ tapes as youngsters and would act out the scenes in front of their parents, friends, and family. He had a good ear for music and would routinely perform in comedy and music contests in addition to mimicking characters from ‘Saturday Night Live.’
He went to St. Mary of the Snow before transferring to The College of Saint Rose, where he majored in Computer Science. He, on the other hand, left the topic and went to Communication. He earned his degree in the topic somewhat later in life.
On May 9, 2009, he obtained his BA in Communication from The College of Saint Rose, as well as an honorary degree.
Career of Jimmy Fallon
When he began mimicking numerous superstars and conducting stand-up tours across the country, his stand-up career took off. He enrolled in improv classes with ‘The Groundlings.’ In 1998, he featured on the sitcom ‘Spin City,’ and was subsequently asked to audition for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ a long-running late-night sketch comedy show. He impersonated a number of celebrities throughout the tryouts, including Jerry Seinfeld, Hilary Swank, Eddie Murphy, and Adam Sandler. In 1998, he was eventually cast in his dream role on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He and his sister, Gloria, co-wrote ‘I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life’ the following year.
After two years, he made his cinematic debut as Dennis Hope in ‘Almost Famous.’ In the same year, he published ‘The Bathroom Wall,’ a comedy album that was praised as a superb ‘parody’ record and was nominated for several awards. He also appeared in the popular mockumentary ‘The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch’ in 2002, when he played Melvin Hall’s son. He was cast as ‘Andrew Washburn’ in the film Taxi two years later. He presented the MTV Movie Awards in 2005 and even played Anakin Skywalker in a ‘Star Wars’ parody episode.
In 2006, he co-starred in the television ad “Spontaneous Combustion” with Parker Posey and also acted in the film “Doogal.” He was invited to ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball’ that same year, where he made three appearances.
In 2007, he wrote the song “Car Wash for Peace” and donated the entire revenues to charity. On ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,’ he performed the same song. In 2009, he featured in four episodes of ’30 Rock’ as himself, and he has also starred in shows such as ‘The Electric Company,’ ‘Sesame Street,’ and ‘Family Guy.’
‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ his own television show, premiered in 2009 and is still going strong.
He hosted the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010. He released his second album, ‘Blow Your Pants Off,’ two years later.
He was the executive producer of NBC’s ‘Guys with Kids’ from 2012 to 2013.
Jimmy Fallon made his debut on NBC’s “Tonight Show” in February 2014, attracting roughly 11.3 million viewers.
NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ started on March 2, 2009, and is a popular late-night talk show. The show is now one of the highest-rated television shows in the world, and is regarded as “one of the greatest” from the “Late Night” series after a successful trial run. The show has been nominated for Emmy Awards and is praised for its “unique ideas.”
Achievements & Awards
In 2012, he received an Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his work on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
In 2013, he received a Grammy Award for ‘Best Comedy Album’ for ‘Blow Your Pants Off.’
Personal History and Legacy
He married Nancy Juvonen on December 22, 2007, and they have a daughter through gestational carrier.
He owns a Golden Retriever, who has accompanied him on set and featured alongside Fallon in a few episodes of ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’
Estimated Net Worth
Jimmy Fallon’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $60 million.
This famous TV presenter and comedian-actor from ‘Saturday Night Live’ had a mole removed off his hand live on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ by a cosmetic surgeon.