James Thomas aka Jimmy Fallon was born on September 19, 197 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, and is the son of Gloria and James W. Fallon. Fallon’s ancestry is five-eighths Irish, a quarter German, and one-eighth Norwegian. A Vietnam War veteran,his father spent his adolescence singing in street-corner doo-wop groups, and shortly after his son’s birth, was working as a machine repairman for IBM in Kingston, New York. He described his childhood as idyllic, while his parents as overprotective since he and his sister, Gloria, were unable to leave their home and, they had to ride their bicycles in the backyard.
Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Saugerties and also earned a degree in communications at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.Fallon married film producer Nancy Juvonen, co-owner of production company Flower Films, in December, 2007. The couple has two daughters Winnie (born in 2013) and, Frances (born in 2014).He is a registered Democrat and a supporter of Barack Obama.
Due to his interesting comedy genre, he spent many nights recording the radio program The Dr. Demento Show on a reel-to-reel recorder, where he was exposed to both comedy and music. He developed an obsession with the late-night comedy program Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a teenager. He even dropped out of his college to move to Los Angeles to pursue comedy full-time and appeared in the feature film The Scheme (originally entitled The Entrepreneurs).Fallon landed his second audition at the age of 23 where he was told by multiple individuals that creator Lorne Michael’s almost never emitted laughter during auditions. Although he initially feared the comic before him, armed with an arsenal of props, would outshine him, but when he went onstage he did well.
Fallon debuted on Saturday Night Live as a featured player at the beginning of the show’s twenty-fourth season in September 1998 and became a star by his fourth episode, when he performed Halloween-themed versions of songs by popular artists, as well as his Sandler impression. He was even seen in movies like: Anything Else (2003), Fever Pitch (2005), Whip It (2009), Silent Library (2011), Louie (2015) in which he played the role as himself.
Along with other awards in his career, he won the Outstanding Guest actor award in Saturday Night Live, Favorite Late Night TV host for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and, also the Grammy Award in 2013 for Blow Your Pants Off.