- Full Name: James Thomas Fallon
- Born: 09/19/1974
- Place of Birth: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor, TV Host, Musician, Writer, Producer
- Marital Status: Married
Jimmy Fallon Net Worth History
Jimmy Fallon is most famous for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. On SNL, Fallon co-hosted the wildly popular “Weekend Update” segment with Tina Fey, and his tendency to break character during sketches became a running gag throughout his tenure on the show. In later seasons, Fallon’s recurring sketches with Justin Timberlake also proved popular. His reputation helped him transition to award show hosting, film and stand-up comedy, as well as modeling for Calvin Klein. These roles did not, however, do nearly as much for Fallon’s career as did his opportunity to take over Late Night from Conan O’Brien. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon helped its host stand out among late-night talk show hosts. Finally, when Jay Leno left The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon inherited the coveted talk show.
About Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon’s talk show career took off with Late Night largely because of his insistence on incorporating music into every aspect of the show. From recruiting epic hip-hop musicians The Roots as his house band to performing sketches in which Fallon himself mimicked Bruce Springsteen, The Doors and Neil Young, Fallon brought his love of music to the show and attracted new audiences because of it.
Another influential factor in Fallon’s success with Late Night and later The Tonight Show came from his integration of social media into his shows. He gained new viewers thanks to viral videos of his performances, especially when he teamed up again with Justin Timberlake to perform a “History of Rap” sketch. He made early use of platforms such as YouTube to attract subscribers, and he used Twitter to bring his audience into the creative process with segments such as “Hashtags.” For Hashtags, Fallon tweets a subject to his millions of followers and asks them to share stories that relate to the hashtag. Nearly every week, the hashtag becomes a trending topic. Viewers tune in to such segments not only during scheduled network programming time but also on YouTube, where each video segment gets millions of views.
Fallon has a long of history of laughing, both at himself and at his surroundings. While he was on SNL, some cast members accused him of trying to steal scenes by breaking character, but fans of the show enjoyed watching to see whether he would maintain his composure as fellow comedians such as Will Ferrell actively tried to make him laugh. This tradition of laughing has continued on Late Night and The Tonight Show – Fallon has been known to laugh through segments and sometimes lose track of sketches all together.
In 2013, Fallon won a Grammy for his comedy album Blow Your Pants Off, 10 years after his first album The Bathroom Wall was nominated for a Grammy. He also has won several Primetime Emmy Awards, a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award, People’s Choice Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards and has been nominated for dozens of other awards.