Charmingly boyish actor, comedian, and talk show host born September 19, 1974. Best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, where he gained success at a young age but also garnered criticism for his shameless mugging and cracking up on-camera during sketches (particularly those where he's partnered with Horatio Sanz), a fact that Family Guy pointed out on the episode "Don't Make Me Over" (who also predicted that Fallon would be one of many former SNL cast members to come back and host an episode). His largest success on the show was as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" with Tina Fey which showcased his strengths as a comedian. When Fallon left SNL at the end of the 2003-2004 season, he attempted a movie career, which did not go well.On SNL, his popular recurring characters were Patrick Fitzwilliam (one of the hosts of the Irish morning show, "Top O'The Morning." The other was a pre-Weekend Update Seth Meyers), Pat "Sully" Sullivan (one of the Boston Teens), Jarrett (a stoner college student who hosts his own web show, Jarrett's Room), Kip Bloater (a bar hopper), and Nick Burns (a sarcastic computer technician). His notable celebrity impressions (both when he was a cast member and when he came back to host) include Dennis Miller, Chris Rock (in so much black make-up that you wouldn't know it was him. See here), Adam Sandler, Gilbert Gottfried, Carson Daly (who always introduced himself as being a massive tool), John Lennon, Jerry Seinfeld, Ralph Nader, Sting, Russell Brand, Justin Bieber, Pauly D, Charlie Sheen, Pat O'Brien, Jared Fogel, Jeff Zucker and Bryan Cranston's character Walter White.After a string of film flops, SNL exec producer Lorne Michaels signed Fallon to a holding deal with NBC in 2007, and in 2009, he replaced Conan O'Brien as the host of Late Night. Despite lukewarm early reviews, Fallon and his staff have succeeded in turning the show into one of the most buzzed-about shows in the late night pantheon, due in part to their upbeat, optimistic approach to comedy and their use of extravagant pre-taped features, such as parodies of Glee ("6-Bee"), LOST ("Late"), Real Housewives ("The Real Housewives of Late Night"), True Blood ("Suckers"), and Jersey Shore ("Jersey Floor"). This eventually led to him being chosen as Leno's true successor to The Tonight Show in 2013.He's released two comedy albums (The Bathroom Wall and Blow Your Pants Off, the latter a collection of Late Night musical numbers) and hosted the Emmys in 2010. He's also written three books: I Hate This Place: A Pessimist's Guide to Life and two collections of Thank You Notes (derived from a popular Late Night bit).
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