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Also Known As: James Fallon Died:
Born: September 19, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: comedian, actor

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An ingratiating comedian and actor with a knack for impersonations and musical parodies, Jimmy Fallon brought boyish energy to the venerable sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) between 1998 and 2004. His tenure on the show, which included a sublime pairing with head writer Tina Fey as co-anchors of "Weekend Update," led to several high-profile television stints and film roles. Fallon thrived in live-audience settings like serving as the host of the "MTV Movie Awards" in 2002, while perhaps not living up to full potential on the big screen with forgettable appearances in otherwise noteworthy films like "Almost Famous" (2000) and "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001). After a supporting role in the Woody Allen comedy "Anything Else" (2003), Fallon had his first starring role in the critically panned remake of Luc Besson's "Taxi" (2004). He fared better as a Red Sox-obsessed teacher in the romantic comedy "Fever Pitch." (2005). Despite fairly consistent work on the big screen, his movie career never quite panned out and Fallon kept a relatively low profile until 2008, when he was announced as Conan O'Brien's replacement to host "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC, 2009- ). Despite initial...

An ingratiating comedian and actor with a knack for impersonations and musical parodies, Jimmy Fallon brought boyish energy to the venerable sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) between 1998 and 2004. His tenure on the show, which included a sublime pairing with head writer Tina Fey as co-anchors of "Weekend Update," led to several high-profile television stints and film roles. Fallon thrived in live-audience settings like serving as the host of the "MTV Movie Awards" in 2002, while perhaps not living up to full potential on the big screen with forgettable appearances in otherwise noteworthy films like "Almost Famous" (2000) and "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001). After a supporting role in the Woody Allen comedy "Anything Else" (2003), Fallon had his first starring role in the critically panned remake of Luc Besson's "Taxi" (2004). He fared better as a Red Sox-obsessed teacher in the romantic comedy "Fever Pitch." (2005). Despite fairly consistent work on the big screen, his movie career never quite panned out and Fallon kept a relatively low profile until 2008, when he was announced as Conan O'Brien's replacement to host "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (NBC, 2009- ). Despite initial hiccups, Fallon managed to draw significant ratings over time while growing more confident in the talk show format. Only four years into his successful run at 12:30 a.m., Fallon was announced as Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" successor, giving the comedian even more legitimacy as one of the premier funnymen of his generation.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Whip It (2009)
4.
 Doogal (2006)
6.
 Factory Girl (2006)
7.
 Fever Pitch (2005) Ben
8.
 Taxi (2004) Washburn
9.
 Anything Else (2003) Bob Styles
10.
 Almost Famous (2000) Dennis Hope
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Milestones close milestones

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Moved with family from Brooklyn to Saugerties, NY as a child
1992:
Began stand-up career at age 17
1996:
Trained with famed Los Angeles comic theater company The Groundlings
1998:
Guest starred on "Spin City" (ABC)
1998:
Joined cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) as featured player
1999:
Promoted to regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
2000:
Made feature acting debut in Cameron Crowe's 1970s rock homage "Almost Famous" as band manager Dennis Hope
2000:
Along with "SNL" writer Tina Fey, co-anchored "Weekend Update" segment
2001:
Appeared on an episode of HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers"
2001:
Co-hosted MTV Movie Awards with Kirsten Dunst
2002:
Hosted MTV Music Video Awards
2003:
Cast alongside Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci in Woody Allen comedy "Anything Else"
2004:
First starring role in a feature, "Taxi"
2005:
Co-starred as a crazed Red Sox fan opposite Drew Barrymore in Farrelly brothers comedy "Fever Pitch"
2006:
Appeared opposite Sienna Miller in "Factory Girl"
2008:
Announced to take over for Conan O'Brien as host of NBC's "Late Night" when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show"
2008:
Hosted 10-minute online webcasts prior to debut in post-"Tonight Show" slot
2009:
Debuted as host of NBC's "Late Night"
2010:
Hosted 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
2012:
Co-created NBC sitcom "Guys with Kids" with Charlie Grandy and Amy Ozols
2013:
Announced to replace Jay Leno as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" beginning spring 2014
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Education

Saugerties High School: Saugerties , New York - 1992
College of Saint Rose: Albany , New York - 1992 - 1995

Notes

Jimmy Fallon to TV Guide (March 6-12, 1999) on his beginnings: "James Cagney was my first impression. I'm 2 years old and I would say, 'You dirty rat!'"

"The people who pop first on this show are the ones who you believe you can see right into their hearts. It was true of Gilda, it was true of John Belushi, and it's true of Jimmy Fallon. You just feel you know them." --"SNL" producer Lorne Michaels on Fallon's appeal, quoted in New York, October 18, 1999.

Fallon on becoming an anchor on Weekend Update: "I'm wearing a suit. I haven't worn a suit since the prom." --quoted in Entertainment Weekly, October 25, 2000.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Winona Ryder. Actor. Reportedly dating as of spring 2001.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jim Fallon.
mother:
Gloria Fallon.
sister:
Gloria Fallon. Writer. Co-wrote "I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life" with Fallon.

Bibliography close complete biography

"I Hate This Place: The Pessimist's Guide to Life" TV Books

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