Jay Leno

by ethnic on July 18, 2009

Birth Name: James Douglas Muir Leno

Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 28, 1950

*Italian (father)
*Scottish (mother)

Jay Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. He was the host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009, and from 2010 to 2014. He also hosted The Jay Leno Show from 2009 to 2010.

His father, Angelo Leno, was born in New York, to Italian parents, who were born in Flumeri, Province of Avellino, Campania. Jay’s mother, Catherine (Muir), was born in Scotland.

Jay is married to philanthropist and feminist Mavis Leno.

Jay’s paternal grandfather was named Pasquale Leno.

Jay’s paternal grandmother was Nicolina Garofalo (the daughter of Angelo Garofalo and Maria Giovanna Palmarozza).

Jay’s maternal grandfather’s name was James Muir.

Source: Genealogy of Jay Leno – http://www.wargs.com

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

neiltennant July 14, 2017 at 9:06 am

i always discussed with people about his ethnicity

BLUE EYEd italians are of course not rare but i knew he had irish or scottish etc.

Typical for italians


although they have more than just italian

italian roots and bonds are very strong and important for their identity

andrew October 7, 2015 at 1:48 pm

citation: Flumeri, Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy.

Check7t February 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Crimson Chin.

Check7t February 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Nobody gon his big chin having ass.

sadie April 5, 2012 at 11:14 pm

All of you are wrong and stupid. He is a great celebrity and so funny. I have seen him in person he was great. He knows his chin is big, so what. you people are so petty.

Imwithcoco August 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Jay leno is a indian giver. Bet he cant cook italian food to save his life, maybe his wife could lol.

Imwithcoco2 August 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

He’s lost the human race.

Amari February 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm

That mean Jay Leno Black Italians are just black folk

wtf November 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Umm , no.

Karmen February 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Big chin

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