Jimmy Fallon

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Date of Birth: September 19th 1974

An American comedian, actor, musician, and Grammy nominee best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.

Fallon was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jim Fallon, a Vietnam veteran and Gloria Fallon, and grew up in Saugerties. As a child, he and his sister Gloria would reenact the "clean parts" of Saturday Night Live that his parents had taped for him. Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic parochial school, and Saugerties High School. He graduated in 1992 and attended the The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Fallon majored in Computer Science, dropping out 15 credits shy of a degree. Fallon was such a fan of Saturday Night Live that he made a weekly ritual of watching it in his dormitory, even turning down invitations to parties as a result.

Fallon appeared in the feature film The Scheme (originally entitled The Entrepreneurs). His one line in Father's Day was cut but can still be seen in the background.

By late 1998, Fallon was studying at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, making $7.50 a set at The Improv Theater, when he was summoned to New York to audition for the long-running late night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Fallon did his impersonations of Jerry Seinfeld, John Travolta and Adam Sandler, which drew laughter from producer Lorne Michaels.

Fallon began on Saturday Night Live as a featured player in the 1998-1999 season, and was promoted to full cast member in the summer of 1999. He became co-anchor of Weekend Update with Tina Fey. Among his signature bits were his song parodies, which he performed when Colin Quinn was doing Update and continued to showcase on special occasions after he had replaced him. Fallon quit SNL in 2004 to pursue a film career.

Fallon has appeared in roles in Taxi, Anything Else, Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Band of Brothers and Doogal. His latest project from December 2006 is Factory Girl. He occasionally does stand up comedy at the Comedy Centre in New York City.

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