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Jimmy Fallon

Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Saugerties, and later graduated from Saugerties High School in 1992. He then attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He was a Computer Science major, but switched to Communications in his senior year, dropping out a semester shy of a degree. "I was a Computer Science major. I got out once it got really hard. I made it up to C++. Then I couldn't do the math – it got really confusing. I switched to Communications, which is a ridiculous major – let's be honest," he recalls. On May 9, 2009, Fallon received a B.A. in Communications and an honorary degree from The College of Saint Rose after presenting college officials with his portfolio which satisfied all requisites for his degree. Fallon spoke at the school's 86th commencement. That night, he held up his diploma during the closing of Saturday Night Live.


James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American television host, comedian, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to The Tonight Show, Fallon was known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004, and the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014. On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Fallon would replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show at the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Fallon said it will be "the same show" as Late Night: "I'm not going to change anything. It's more eyeballs watching, but it's the same show."

Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, and is the son of Gloria (née Feeley) and James W. Fallon, who is a Vietnam War veteran. His family settled in Saugerties, New York, while his father worked at IBM, in nearby Kingston, New York. His ancestry is five-eighths Irish, a quarter German, and an eighth Norwegian; his paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was from Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany, while one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was an immigrant from Fredrikstad, Norway.

As a child, he and his older sister, Gloria, would reenact the "clean parts" of Saturday Night Live that his parents had taped for him. Fallon was such a fan that he made a weekly event of watching the show in his dormitory during college. In his teens, he impressed his parents with different impersonations, the first being of James Cagney (he would later move into Cagney's building). He also imitated Dana Carvey. He was also musically inclined, and started playing guitar at age thirteen. He would go on to perform comedy and music in contests and shows.

Jimmy is sometimes mistaken for film star Edward Furlong.
Jimmy stands at 5'11" or 1.80 m.
As of March 2007, Jimmy resides in New York.
Jimmy was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy Men with Glasses" section.
Jimmy went to a voice coach for eight months while filming the movie Taxi to perfect a Cuban accent for the role.
Jimmy is a former model for Calvin Klein.

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