1. James Thomas “Jimmy” Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.
2. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and as the host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
3. He was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and raised in Saugerties, New York.
4. He grew up with an interest in comedy and music, moving to Los Angeles at 21 to pursue stand-up opportunities.
5. He was commissioned to join NBC’s Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
6. Fallon 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.
7. He left the program for the film industry, starring in films such as Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005).
8. Following his film career, Fallon returned to television as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC in 2009, where he became well known for his emphasis on music and games.
9. In addition to his television work, Fallon has released two comedy albums and three books.
10. Jimmy Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, and is the son of Gloria (ne Feeley) and James W. Fallon.
11. A Vietnam War veteran, In preparation, the family relocated nearby to Saugerties, New York.
12. Fallon has described his childhood as “idyllic,” while his parents have been noted as overprotective.
13. He and his sister, Gloria, were unable to leave their home,
14. Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Saugerties.
15. He considered being a priest, inspired by his experiences as an altar boy. He became more interested in comedy instead.
16. He spent many nights recording the radio program The Dr. Demento Show on a reel-to-reel recorder, where he was exposed to both comedy and music. He grew up watching the show, viewing “the clean parts” that his parents taped for him.
17. He and Gloria would re-enact sketches like “The Festrunk Brothers” with friends. Fallon was such a fan that he made a weekly event of watching the show in his dormitory during college.
18. In his teens, he impressed his parents with different impersonations, including actor James Cagney He was also musically inclined, and started playing guitar at age thirteen.
19. He was an average student, often taking stand-up gigs on the weekends.