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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its debut on May 25, 1992, three days following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program. The program originates from NBC Studios in Burbank, California, and is broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once utilized a guest host, preferring to host the series by himself. On April 26, 1999, the show began broadcasting in 1080i HDTV, becoming the first American nightly talk show to be shot in high definition. The show is shot in 16:9 aspect ratio. The series, which followed the same basic format as that of his predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot. The primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight.

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Cast

Name Character
Joaquin Phoenix He was 17 , now 47 years old
Robert De Niro He was 48 , now 78 years old
Tom Hanks He was 35 , now 66 years old
Keanu Reeves He was 27 , now 57 years old
Dwayne Johnson He was 20 , now 50 years old
Sylvester Stallone He was 45 , now 76 years old
Angelina Jolie She was 16 , now 47 years old
Scarlett Johansson She was 7 , now 37 years old as Herself
Arnold Schwarzenegger He was 44 , now 75 years old
Anne Hathaway She was 9 , now 39 years old
Jason Statham He was 24 , now 55 years old
Robert Downey, Jr. He was 27 , now 57 years old
Jake Gyllenhaal He was 11 , now 41 years old
Helen Mirren She was 46 , now 77 years old
Johnny Depp He was 28 , now 59 years old
Emily Blunt She was 9 , now 39 years old as Herself
Martin Scorsese He was 49 , now 79 years old
Marisa Tomei She was 27 , now 57 years old
Michael Biehn He was 35 , now 66 years old
Kevin Spacey He was 32 , now 63 years old
Charlize Theron She was 16 , now 47 years old
Elizabeth Banks She was 18 , now 48 years old
Heath Ledger He was 13 , 28 years old when he died
Maggie Gyllenhaal She was 14 , now 44 years old
Will Smith He was 23 , now 53 years old
Kiefer Sutherland He was 25 , now 55 years old
Ashley Tisdale She was 6 , now 37 years old
Tom Cruise He was 29 , now 60 years old
Michael Douglas He was 47 , now 77 years old
Jude Law He was 19 , now 49 years old
Jeff Daniels He was 37 , now 67 years old
Nick Jonas He was 0 , now 29 years old
Patrick Stewart He was 51 , now 82 years old
Reese Witherspoon She was 16 , now 46 years old
Joan Cusack She was 29 , now 59 years old
Rosie Perez She was 27 , now 57 years old
Rosie Perez She was 27 , now 57 years old as Herself
Whoopi Goldberg She was 36 , now 66 years old
Forest Whitaker He was 30 , now 61 years old
Naomi Watts She was 23 , now 53 years old
Rainn Wilson He was 26 , now 56 years old
Rachel Weisz She was 22 , now 52 years old
Sigourney Weaver She was 42 , now 72 years old
Tommy Lee Jones He was 45 , now 75 years old
Masi Oka He was 17 , now 47 years old
Ben Affleck He was 19 , now 49 years old
Rebecca Romijn She was 19 , now 49 years old
Christina Ricci She was 12 , now 42 years old
Hugh Jackman He was 23 , now 53 years old
Samuel L. Jackson He was 43 , now 73 years old

Crew

Name Job title
Michael Patrick Jann Writing He was 22 , now 52 years old Writer
Rob Whitehurst Sound He was 40 , now 70 years old Location Sound Mixer
Liz Plonka Directing Director
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno poster
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (30 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1992-05-25
  • Runtime: [63,60,62] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 2642