Key Facts About Jimmy Fallon
- He is a writer, comedian, and actor from America.
- His full name is James Thomas Fallon.
- He was born in New York City, USA, on September 19, 1974.
- Nancy Juvonen is his wife.
- He hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
- Social media faked his death on November 16, 2022.
- He has German, Norwegian, and Irish ancestry.
- His parents are Gloria and James.
- He was raised Catholic.
- He has a sister named Gloria Fallon.
- He has a total net worth of $60 million.
Who is Jimmy Fallon?
Jimmy Fallon is an actor, comedian, and writer. He is known for his work on Saturday Night Live and as the presenter of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. James Thomas Fallon is his full name, and he was born on September 19, 1974, in New York City, United States. Jimmy Fallon moved to Los Angeles aged 21 to pursue stand-up comedy. In 1998, he joined SNL, fulfilling a lifetime dream. Between 1998 to 2004, he co-hosted SNL’s Weekend Update and became famous. He left to star in Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005). Jimmy Fallon returned to television in 2009 as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, where he emphasized music and video games. In 2014, he became the sixth permanent Tonight Show host. He’s also released two comedy albums and seven children’s books.
Jimmy Fallon married Nancy Juvonen on December 22, 2007. They met on SNL but became friends on Fever Pitch. Jimmy Fallon proposed on the pier of Juvonen’s family home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, in August 2007. Four months later, they married. In 2013 and 2014, they had surrogate-born daughters. Gary Frick, their English cream Golden Retriever, has been on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night. Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died from unknown circumstances at NYU Langone Medical Center on November 4, 2017. Jimmy Fallon canceled the following week’s Tonight Show tapings. One week later, Jimmy Fallon called his mother “the best audience” during his monologue. He was raised Roman Catholic. In a 2011 NPR interview, he said he no longer attends church regularly but enjoys the Latin Mass.
Jimmy Fallon was the target of a hoax on social media on November 16, 2022, which resulted in a hashtag asserting his death going viral. Despite this, the television celebrity has requested Elon Musk’s assistance to clear his name. Jimmy Fallon has expressed his hope that the owner of Twitter will be able to take steps to ensure that the hashtag #RIPJimmyFallon is deleted from the network. In the past, Twitter has been responsible for incorrectly reporting the deaths of several celebrities; however, this issue has become much less common since the early days of social media.
Jimmy Fallon got a ring avulsion injury after he tripped over a rug in his home and tried to break his fall by hanging onto a countertop. His wedding ring nearly tore off his finger, and his finger was microsurgeried in the ER. His ICU stay was ten days. He praised his physicians and nurses on the July 13, 2015, Tonight Show. A month later, he expected to be numb for another eight weeks. In September 2015, he told Billboard magazine that his finger had limited mobility and would need additional surgery. On September 20, 2015, he emerged without a bandage on his finger for the first time since the injury. Jimmy Fallon declared on Instagram on January 4, 2022, that he tested positive for COVID-19. He praised the COVID-19 vaccine for his “mild symptoms.” An unidentified woman who claimed Horatio Sanz groomed and sexually molested her in 2002 when she was under 18 asked Jimmy Fallon to be included in her lawsuit against Sanz in August 2022, stating he enabled Sanz’s activities.
Jimmy Fallon Early Life
Jimmy Fallon was born in Brooklyn on September 19, 1974. Gloria (née Feeley) and Jimmy Fallon are his parents. His maternal grandmother’s father was a Norwegian immigrant from Fredrikstad. His other great-great-grandparents were from County Galway, and his great-great-grandmother was born in France to Irish parents. Jimmy Fallon’s father sang in doo-wop groups and served in Vietnam. After his son was born, he began working for IBM in Kingston, New York. The family moved to Saugerties to prepare. Jimmy Fallon’s parents were overprotective, he says. He and his sister Gloria had to ride their bikes in the backyard.
Jimmy Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow. Inspired by his time as an altar boy, he considered becoming a priest but chose comedy instead. He taped The Dr. Demento Show on a reel-to-reel recorder and listened to it numerous nights. Jimmy Fallon loved SNL as a teen. His parents filmed “clean parts” for him to watch. With friends, he and Gloria reenacted “The Festrunk Brothers.” In his teens, he impersonated James Cagney and Dana Carvey. He started playing guitar at 13 and performed comedy and music in concerts and contests. By junior high, he was a class clown and “nice and well-mannered.” Jimmy Fallon was in most theatrical shows and class social director at Saugerties High School. He won with a Pee-wee Herman imitation.
Jimmy Fallon Education
Jimmy Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow. Inspired by his time as an altar boy, he considered becoming a priest but chose comedy instead. Jimmy Fallon was in most theatrical shows and class social director at Saugerties High School. He won a contest with his Pee-wee Herman impression. In his senior year at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, he switched from computer science to communications. He was an average student who did stand-up comedy on the weekends. From his aunt’s home in Fort Hamilton, he’d take buses to Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square. He left college early to pursue comedy. Jimmy Fallon returned to Saint Rose 14 years later to acquire a BA in communications. He received experiential learning credits for his TV profession. He graduated with his classmates at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Jimmy Fallon Career
Jimmy Fallon left Saint Rose in 1995 to pursue comedy in Los Angeles. By 21, he had a manager and reservations. He earned $7.50 per show at the Improv and took improv classes with the Groundlings. The Scheme included him (entitled The Entrepreneurs initially). His line in Father’s Day was cut, but he’s still in the background. Jimmy Fallon appeared in Spin City in 1998 as a photographer. He wanted to join SNL. In 1997, after two years with the Groundlings, he auditioned but was rejected. Jimmy Fallon included a condition in his WB pilot deal that would free him if he joined SNL. Marci Klein and Ayala Cohen, SNL producers, received videotapes from his manager. Jimmy Fallon’s second audition was at 23. At the “notoriously rigorous audition,” he was told Lorne Michaels rarely laughed. He feared being outshined by a comic with props. Jimmy Fallon performed a “celebrity walk-a-thon,” including impressions of Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Bill Cosby, and Adam Sandler, a recent SNL veteran. Michaels’ friends laughed. Head writer Tina Fey stated, “He’s one of two guys I’ve seen who was show-ready. …and Kristen Wiig. Jimmy was ready for a show that night.” He raced through his initial characters to focus on his musical impressions. Three weeks later, he was summoned to meet with Michaels in Los Angeles despite knowing he hadn’t gotten the job. Jimmy Fallon told Michaels before he departed, “I’ll make you proud,” describing the event as “slow motion.”
Jimmy Fallon joined SNL’s 24th season in September 1998. In his fourth episode, he delivered Halloween-themed versions of popular songs and a Sandler impression. Jimmy Fallon became a celebrity, regarded as charming by his predominantly female fan base and the focus of fan sites. He made Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, and Howard Stern impressions. He played Nick Burns, an IT support nerd, Pat “Sully” Sullivan, one of Rachel Dratch’s Boston Teens, and Jarret’s Room, a webcast hosted by stoner college students Jarret (Jimmy Fallon) and Gobi (Horatio Sanz). In the second season, he was promoted to rep. Jimmy Fallon released a book of e-mails with his sister Gloria, I Hate This Place: A Pessimist’s Guide to Life (1999) and appeared in Almost Famous (2000). Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz drank at SNL. “They say that kind of goes hand in hand with SNL, some kind of substance-abuse issues because it’s so stressful you easily find yourself blowing off steam a lot,” said Sanz. On one occasion, they saw The Strokes do a midnight gig and drank till the early morning despite having to do SNL. “We actually took what we thought being on SNL was, what people think is awesome about it, and we made it happen,” added Sanz, who recalled he and Jimmy Fallon engaged in bar fights. Jimmy Fallon planned to spend three years at SNL, like John Belushi but was persuaded to stay for another three when given Weekend Update (which he would co-host with writer Tina Fey). Weekend Update co-hosting boosted his profile. During this time, he became friends with Michaels, whom he consulted for dating and career guidance. Jimmy Fallon’s favorite sketch was one in which he imitated Mick Jagger in a mirror. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake portrayed Bee Gees siblings Barry and Robin Gibb in a later SNL spoof. It began a friendship and work with Timberlake. Jimmy Fallon broke character in sketches, something he and Michaels despised. Will Ferrell’s tight shirt in the “More Cowbell” sketch made Jimmy Fallon laugh. Other cast members then tried to break Jimmy Fallon. Others thought he was trying to sketch himself. Jimmy Fallon’s final year on the show featured the joke frequently. Jimmy Fallon parlayed his SNL breakthrough into co-hosting the 2001 and 2002 MTV Movie Awards and recording his Grammy-nominated debut comedy album, The Bathroom Wall (2002). Calvin Klein hired him. Jimmy Fallon was voted one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002. Jimmy Fallon impersonated Chris Rock in blackface on SNL.
Jimmy Fallon started acting in 2004. Due to a lack of time and disinterest, he turned down the most significant roles. Taxi, a French remake, was his first leading role. Queen Latifah’s involvement piqued Jimmy Fallon’s interest in the screenplay. The film’s action-comedic tone reminded him of Eddie Murphy’s 48 Hrs (1982). In the fall of 2003, he split his time between the film and SNL. Jimmy Fallon left SNL after the 29th season in May 2004 due to scheduling difficulties and the end of his contract. Taxi launched in 2004 and was a critical and audience fiasco. It was Jimmy Fallon’s first failure. The 20th Century Fox cast him opposite Drew Barrymore in 2005’s Fever Pitch, and Fever Pitch received favorable reviews and lukewarm box office returns. During filming, he met and married producer Nancy Juvonen. His two chances for major pictures were both flops. Jimmy Fallon went through a “lost period” of heavy drinking and job uncertainty. During this time, he wrote a screenplay about a goth who plays country music. Jimmy Fallon spent “a couple of years aimlessly knocking around” after failing in film. Michaels told Jimmy Fallon before departing SNL that he could take over NBC’s Late Night franchise when Conan O’Brien left to host the Tonight Show. In February 2007, Michaels lobbied NBC to grant Jimmy Fallon a holding deal. Jimmy Fallon traveled to college campuses and comedy clubs for eight months to prepare for late-night hosting. Chevy Chase, Dick Cavett, Johnny Carson, and The Larry Sanders Show became his favorites. Jimmy Fallon replaced Conan O’Brien in May 2008. NBC officials “hated” the notion and anticipated it would fail, as did the public. Early season promos mentioned this: “You loved him on SNL! You hated him in the movies! Now you’re ambivalent.” Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show debuted to mixed reviews in March 2009. Michael Shoemaker said the show’s approach was cemented when it joked about Susan Boyle. Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night featured a spoof that said Boyle’s performances could “salve any disease.” Adam Sternbergh of New York called the show’s humor “the comedy of unashamed celebration.” Jimmy Fallon differed from previous late-night hosts by using music, dancing, impersonations, and games. Jimmy Fallon’s rendition of Late Night “evolved into the most deeply musical of TV’s musical-comedy variety programs,” with sketches parodying Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen going famous online. Jimmy Fallon’s show gained momentum during the Tonight Show disaster, and the program included social media and the Internet. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “History of Rap” was the first viral video. Online interaction and its appearance on the show became vital. Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night pay was $11 million in August 2013. Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2010 Emmys. Jimmy Fallon released his second comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off, in 2012. Best Comedy Album Grammy in 2013. Early 2013 saw the start of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show talks.
Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as The Tonight Show’s sixth permanent host after the 2014 Winter Olympics, NBC announced on April 3, 2013. Jimmy Fallon and Leno parodied the song “Tonight.” 11.3 million people watched Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show debut on NBC on February 17, 2014. Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada is Jimmy Fallon’s third children’s book. Jimmy Fallon interviewed Donald Trump on The Tonight Show during the 2016 election. Jimmy Fallon was slammed for asking Trump uncontroversial questions after his show. David Sims considered the interview “embarrassing,” Fallon told TMZ: “Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone. We’ll have Hillary on tomorrow and do something fun with her too.” Jimmy Fallon apologized in March 2017 for the interview, claiming, “I didn’t do it to humanize him. I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment … After this happened, I was devastated. I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just trying to have fun.” In June 2018, he apologized for the interview on a podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, claiming he “made a mistake” and added, “I did not do it to ‘normalize’ him or to say I believe in his political beliefs or any of that stuff.” Jimmy Fallon worked with pacifier firm WubbaNub in 2020 to create two limited-edition pacifiers. In January 2022, Jimmy Fallon received backlash for discussing NFTs (and promoting one of his own) on his show during an interview with Paris Hilton, which may have breached NBCUniversal’s parent company Comcast’s conflict of interest policies. His own NFT was likely purchased in November 2021 for approximately $216,000, and his promotion on the show could potentially boost its asking price if he decided to sell it. NBC said Jimmy Fallon didn’t break its conflict of interest standards in response to criticism. In November, Cameron Crowe and Jimmy Fallon revealed that he would reprise his Almost Famous role for a broadway musical.
Jimmy Fallon Ethnicity
Jimmy Fallon may trace his ancestry back to Germany, Norway, and Ireland.
Jimmy Fallon Parents
Gloria and James Fallon are Jimmy Fallon’s mother and father, respectively.
Jimmy Fallon Siblings
Gloria Fallon is Jimmy Fallon’s sister. Jimmy and Gloria Fallon are siblings.
Jimmy Fallon Religion
Jimmy Fallon Fallon spent his childhood attending Roman Catholic mass. In an interview in 2011, he emphasized his appreciation for the Latin Mass, even though he indicated that he no longer attended church regularly.
Jimmy Fallon Wife
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen have been married for a long time. They wed in December of 2007 after meeting on the set of the romantic comedy “Fever Pitch.” The film brought them together.
Jimmy Fallon Children
Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, have two children, Franny and Winnie, who were both born through surrogacy.
Jimmy Fallon Social Media
Jimmy Fallon’s social media handles are @jimmyfallon on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. He also has a channel on YouTube called “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth
Jimmy Fallon has amassed a total net worth of $60 million throughout his career. He will earn $16 million in 2022 from his role as a TV host.