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Jimmy Fallon From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Jimmy Fallon Fallon at the Tribeca Film Festival Born James Thomas Fallon, Jr. September 19, 1974 (1974-09-19) (age 34) Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Years active 1991 — present Spouse(s) Nancy Juvonen (2007 — present) James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, Jr., (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, and musician known for his work on Saturday Night Live. He will replace Conan O'Brien as host of NBC's Late Night on March 2, 2009. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Early work 2.2 Saturday Night Live 2.2.1 Recurring characters 2.3 Other career highlights 2.4 Late Night 3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Discography 5.1 Albums 5.2 Singles 6 Further reading 7 References 8 External links  Early life Fallon was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Gloria and James Thomas Fallon, Sr., who was a Vietnam veteran. His family later settled in Saugerties, New York, while his father worked at IBM in nearby Kingston. As a child, he and his sister, Gloria, would reenact the "clean parts" of Saturday Night Live that his parents had taped for him. Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic parochial school, and Saugerties High School. He graduated in 1992 and attended the The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He was a Computer Science major, but switched to Communications in his senior year, dropping out 15 credits shy of a degree. "I was a Computer Science major. I got out once it got really hard. I made it up to C++. Then I couldn't do the math — it got really confusing. I switched to Communications, which is a ridiculous major — let's be honest," he recalls. Fallon was such a fan of Saturday Night Live that he made a weekly event of watching it in his dormitory.  Career  Early work Fallon appeared in the feature film The Scheme (originally entitled The Entrepreneurs). His one line in Father's Day was cut but he can still be seen in the background. In 1998 Fallon appeared briefly on the show Spin City in the second season as a man selling photographs. By late 1998, Fallon was studying at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, making $7.50 a set at The Improv Theater, when he was summoned to New York to audition for the long-running late night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Fallon did his impersonations of Jerry Seinfeld, French Stewart, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried, and Adam Sandler, many of which drew laughter from producer Lorne Michaels. Fallon also did musical impersonations of Eddie Vedder, Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, and Robert Smith of The Cure.  Saturday Night Live Fallon's impersonations helped land him on Saturday Night Live as a featured player in the 1998-1999 season, and he was promoted to full cast member in the summer of 1999. Among his signature bits were his song parodies, which he performed when Colin Quinn was doing Update and continued to showcase on special occasions after he had replaced him. Fallon broke character in many of the sketches by laughing, a trait that fellow cast-member Tracy Morgan found offensive. He became co-anchor of Weekend Update with Tina Fey with the
October 7, 2000 season premiere. Fallon left SNL in 2004 and began pursuing a film career.  Recurring characters Dave, a young man in the Will Ferrell/Rachel Dratch recurring sketch, "The Lovers", often used as a pawn in Roger and Virginia's matchmaking. Jarret (from Jarret's Room), a stoner who hosts his own Internet webcam show. Jeffrey's clerk, one of the clerks (the other being a male host for the show) of an upscale department store. Joey Mack, an obnoxious radio DJ who mocks his celebrity guests. Kip Bloder, brother to Chris Parnell's Wade Bloder. The Leather Man, an intense man who owns a shop filled with leather clothes. Nick Burns, a sarcastic tech support representative who helps office workers with computer problems (and is almost always exposed as not knowing as much as he should by one of the workers). He frequently used the catchphrase "Moooooove!" when ousting people from their desk so he could fix the problem. Pat Sullivan, nicknamed "Sully", one of the Boston Teens, boyfriend of Rachel Dratch's "Zazu" character. Patrick Fitzwilliam, a surly Irishman who hosts a show called Top O' The Morning with his friend, William Fitzpatrick (played by Seth Meyers) Randy Goldman, from "Wake Up Wakefield", Megan's (Maya Rudolph) crush who doesn't know she exists. Rodney "The Zipper" Calzoun, the MC at the Rialto Grande Señor Guadalupe Ramirez, one of the guitar players on the recurring sketch, "The 'How Do You Say, Ah, Yes' Show" Wade, one of the members of the boy band 7 Degrees Celsius Barry Gibb, in the skit called "The Barry Gibb Talk Show", he hosts along with his brother Robin Gibb (played by Justin Timberlake). Carson Daly, whom he impersonated with a monotone delivery and the catch phrase "I am a massive tool."  Other career highlights Fallon has appeared in Taxi, Anything Else, Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Band of Brothers and Doogal. His latest project from December 2006 is Factory Girl. He occasionally does stand up comedy at the Comedy Club in New York City. In 2002, Fallon released the comedy album The Bathroom Wall. In a mixed review, Rolling Stone praised the album's songs, calling the album the "second-best Prince parody ever, after Beck's 'Debra'." However the magazine panned the album's comedy routines, ultimately giving it two-out-of-five stars. The album was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 for Best Spoken Comedy Album. Fallon co-hosted the 2001 MTV Movie Awards with Kirsten Dunst on June 7, 2001. Fallon has played Neo in Sex and the Matrix, a comedic two-in-one parody of Sex and the City and The Matrix. He hosted the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards alone that year. His opening number included parodies of videos by Eminem, Avril Lavigne, Nelly, The White Stripes, Dave Matthews and Enrique Iglesias. It was named the best most memorable MTV moment of that year. This show climaxed with a performance by Guns N' Roses. Fallon had to be censored when he excitedly referred to them as "Guns N' Fucking Roses." This show led to persistent rumors that he was the mysterious masked guitarist Buckethead, who was a member of Guns N' Roses at the time. Fallon also hosted the 2005 MTV Movie Awards and played Anakin Skywalker in comedic parody of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith's Mustafar scene, in which Anakin and Padme have their last conversation. Fallon was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002, an honor Fallon found embarrassing. Following the Boston Red Sox's World Series clinching game over the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004, Fallon ran onto the field at Busch Stadium with Drew Barrymore to film a scene for their movie Fever Pitch. The move angered numerous Red Sox fans, who felt their 86-year moment-in-waiting had been cheapened by Fallon and Barrymore. In 2006, Fallon starred in "Spontaneous Combustion", a Traktor-directed Pepsi television commercial with actress Parker Posey. In the ad, Fallon and Posey can be seen dancing and jumping around to the song Streamline by Newton. In October of that year, Fallon appeared on stage in The Secret Policeman's Ball, a charity gig filmed to raise awareness of Amnesty International at the Royal Albert Hall. Fallon made three appearances during the show, the first in a sketch in which he performed impressions of people such as David Bowie, Jerry Seinfeld and David Blaine in order to get past a doorman (Shaun Williamson) who claims Fallon isn't on the list. The doorman finally recognizes him for his role in Taxi, but still won't let him in. He later masqueraded as Russell Brand before being led off by Williamson, and made one final appearance in a cameo role as the front of a pantomime horse in the Al Murray "pub landlord" routine. In 2007, Fallon wrote the song "Car Wash for Peace" and donated all proceeds to charity. He performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The View and dedicated a MySpace page to the cause. Around the same time, a video circulated on various Internet sites called lonelyfallon32, in which Fallon parodied YouTube celebrity Jessica Rose (a.k.a. lonelygirl15) and later performed the song. Fallon, along with his sister Gloria, wrote I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life for TV Books in 1999. In 2008, Fallon will release a new book entitled "I Hate This Place 2: Tokyo Drift." Fallon also appeared on Diggnation's 185th show as the program's first-ever
guest.  Late Night Fallon will succeed fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Conan O'Brien as the host of NBC's Late Night when O'Brien takes over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in 2009. The deal for the long-expected succession was confirmed April 24, 2008, with an official announcement made on May 12, 2008 at NBC's upfront presentation. The official press conference was released on Hulu.com. Fallon announced via his video blog on the new Late Night website that his first broadcast will be on March 2, 2009, and that The Roots will be his house band for the show.  Personal life Despite rumors to the contrary, Fallon denies dating Winona Ryder in 2002. Fallon married Drew Barrymore's producing partner Nancy Juvonen on December 22, 2007. On January 27, 2009 Fallon underwent LASIK laser eye surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He chronicles the entire surgery on his video blog. Fallon says, "...it works, LASIK's is great and the surgery turned out to be great."   Filmography Whip It! (2009) (post-production) The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008) Factory Girl (2006) Saturday Night Live (1998-2006) Arthur and the Minimoys (2006) (voice) Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education (2006) Doogal (2006) (voice) Fever Pitch (2005 film) (2005) Taxi (2004/I) The Entrepreneurs (2003) Anything Else (2003) Band of Brothers Almost Famous (2000) SNL Fanatic (2000) (TV) Sex and the Matrix (2000) (TV) Spin City (1998), uncredited The Marrying Men (1998), uncredited  Discography  Albums The Bathroom Wall (2002)  Singles "Idiot Boyfriend" (2002)  Further reading Baldwin, Kristen (2002-05-10), "Update with Destiny". Entertainment Weekly. (653):26  References ^ Jimmy Fallon Biography (1974-) ^ nymag.com ^ a b Barry, John (2009-01-01). "Jimmy Fallon returns to valley for stand-up at Bananas". Poughkeepsie Journal. http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009901020301. Retrieved on 2009-01-24. ^ a b c d e Levy, Ariel; "Not Jerry Seinfeld"; New York Magazine; October 18, 1999; Page 41 ^ "Jimmy Fallon's pleasant tomorrow". USA Today. 2004-10-07. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-10-07-fallon_x.htm. ^ "Ask Jimmy". Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog. 2008-12-19. http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2008/12/december-19th---ask-jimmy/. ^ Brady, Shirley, et. al. "JIMMY FALLON". People (2000-07-10). 54 (2):78 ^ No byline (August 29, 2002), "Jimmy Fallon is here on MTV, there on 'SNL' and ...". USA Today. ^ 'Saturday Night' Friction ^ Wolk, Josh (2000-10-13), "2 'LIVE' CREW". Entertainment Weekly. (563):11 ^ Ross, Dalton (2001-06-08), "MTV'S FALLON HERO". Entertainment Weekly. (599):57 ^ Edwards, Gavin (2002-09-19), "The Bathroom Wall". Rolling Stone. (905):102 ^ Souter, Ericka (2001-06-11), "talking with...Jimmy Fallon". People. 55 (23):28 ^ Sex and Matrix at the Internet Movie Database] ^ Soriano, Cesar G. (2002-07-23), "Fallon: He's a 'kinder, gentler' MTV awards host". USA Today ^ No byline (2002-05-13), "Jimmy Fallon". People. 57 (18):173 ^ Episode 185 - High Fives with Jimmy Fallon! at Revison3 ^ "NBC Finally Set to Announce: Jimmy Fallon To Take Over Conan's Seat". http://www.observer.com/2008/nbc-finally-set-announce-jimmy-fallon-takes-over-conans-seat. The New York Observer ^ "Jimmy Fallon to succeed Conan on NBC talk show". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times). 2008-04-25. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv/la-et-fallon-conan-nbc25apr25,1,4145164.story. Retrieved on 2008-04-25. ^ "Jimmy Fallon Cinches Conan's Job". Fox News. 2008-04-24. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,352397,00.html. ^ hulu.com ^ "SNL's Fallon marries producer Juvonen". Associated Press. 2007-12-29. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PEOPLE_FALLON?SITE=MAWOT&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT. ^ Jimmy Fallon Marries Producer Girlfriend - Weddings, Jimmy Fallon : People.com ^ "Jimmy's Laser Eye Surgery". Jimmy Fallon's Video Blog. 2009-01-27. http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2009/01/january-27th---jimmys-laser-eye-surgery/. ^ The Movies are referred from IMDB  External links Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon at the Internet Movie Database Food Bank For New York City public service announcement Official Jimmy Fallon MySpace Page Jimmy Fallon with Popular Radio Personality Rich Stevens JimmyFallon.net - Bathroom Wall JimmyFallon.com - The Forum NBC's Official Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Site Media offices Preceded by Colin Quinn Weekend Update(1) 2000–2004 Succeeded by Amy Poehler Preceded by Sarah Jessica Parker Lindsay Lohan MTV Movie Awards host 2001 (with Kirsten Dunst) 2005 Succeeded by Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar Jessica Alba Preceded by Jamie Foxx MTV Video Music Awards host 2002 Succeeded by Chris Rock Preceded by Conan O'Brien Host of Late Night (Announced) 2009 - Succeeded by - Notes and references 1. Fallon co-anchored alongside Tina Fey. Persondata NAME Fallon, Jimmy ALTERNATIVE NAMES Fallon, James Thomas SHORT DESCRIPTION TV Personality DATE OF BIRTH September 19, 1974 PLACE OF BIRTH Brooklyn, New York, U.S. DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH 1995 Bad Boys Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Fallon" Categories: 1974 births | American comedians | American comedy musicians | American film actors | American impressionists (entertainers) | Living people | Actors from New York | People from Brooklyn | Irish-Americans