Jimmy Fallon Overview
James Thomas Fallon, known as Jimmy Fallon, was born to James W. Fallon and Gloria, in Brooklyn, New York. He was known for his raw political satire and observational comedy, which was a unique quality he employs in his late-night talk show. Prior to his own talk show, he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live and has also appeared in a number of films. Some of the films he has worked in include The Entrepreneur, Taxi, Arthur and the Invisibles, and Whip It. He also co-authored I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life with his sister, Gloria, and has also written a children’s book, Snowball Fight. He has also released the music album, titled Blow Your Pants Off, and wrote the song, titled Car Wash for Peace.
Started His Career
When Jimmy Fallon was a kid, he would watch a number of Saturday Night Live videos and would re-enact them in front of their parents, friends, or family. Apart from impersonating the characters on Saturday Night Live, he also had a keen ear for music and would regularly perform in comedy and music contests. He studied at St. Mary of the Snow and then The College of Saint Rose, where he majored in Computer Science. However, he dropped the subject and switched to Communication. His stand-up career took off when he started impersonating various celebrities and started performing stand-up tours around the country. He took up improvisation classes with The Groundlings. He was finally cast in his dream job with Saturday Night Live in 1998.
After two years, Jimmy Fallon ventured into films with Almost Famous as Dennis Hope. The same year, he also released the comedy album, titled The Bathroom Wall, which was rated as a great parody album and was even nominated for prestigious awards. In 2002, he also appeared in the famous mockumentary, titled The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch, where he plays the son of Melvin Hall. Two years later, he was cast as Andrew Washburn in the film Taxi and hosted the MTV Movie Awards and even played Anakin Skywalker in the comedic parody of a Star Wars episode in 2015.
In 2009, Jimmy Fallon appeared as himself in 30 Rock for four episodes and also appeared in other popular television shows including, The Electric Company, Sesame Street, and Family Guy. He has also appeared in films like Jurassic World (2015), Jem and the Holograms (2015), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Dads (2019), The Stand In (2020),‘Marry Me (2022), and Spirited (2022). His very own television show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was aired in 2009. The show ran for 5 seasons and went off-air in 2014. Besides, in 2010, he hosted the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards and released his second album, titled Blow Your Pants Off in 2012.
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Being The Fascinating Late-Night Host
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was a most popular and extraordinary late-night talk show, which premiered on March 2, 2009, on NBC. After a successful trial run, the show became one of the highest-rated television shows around the world and was rated as one of the best from the Late Night series and was even more popular among the ladies because of his dapper-good looks and his impeccable comic timing. The show itself earned Emmy Award nominations and was lauded for its original ideas. Jimmy Fallon won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live in 2012 and won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Blow Your Pants Off in 2013.
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