The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarnation of the Tonight Show franchise made its debut on May 25, 1992, three days following Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the program. The program originates from NBC Studios in Burbank, California, and is broadcast Monday through Friday at 11:35 PM in the Eastern and Pacific time zones. Unlike Carson or his predecessor Jack Paar, Leno only once utilized a guest host, preferring to host the series by himself. On April 26, 1999, the show began broadcasting in 1080i HDTV, becoming the first American nightly talk show to be shot in high definition. The show is shot in 16:9 aspect ratio. The series, which followed the same basic format as that of his predecessors, ran until May 29, 2009, after which Leno was succeeded by Conan O'Brien. NBC signed Leno to a new deal for a nightly talk show in the 10:00 pm ET timeslot. The primetime series, titled The Jay Leno Show, debuted on September 14, 2009, following a similar format to the Leno incarnation of Tonight.

Writing:
  • Michael Patrick Jann
  • Larry Jacobson
  • Bathe Armogida

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Release Date: 1992-05-25
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 63
Matt Damon
Matt Damon
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Jack Black
Jack Black
Tina Fey
Tina Fey
Wilmer Valderrama
Wilmer Valder...
Ahmed Ahmed
Ahmed Ahmed
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
Eve
Eve
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
Jude Law
Jude Law
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottf...
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwar...
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Leslie Mann
Leslie Mann
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer
Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
Herself
Frank Caliendo
Frank Caliend...
Michael Chiklis
Michael Chikl...
Matthew Broderick
Matthew Brode...
Ed Helms
Ed Helms
Liz Phair
Liz Phair
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
Eric Bana
Eric Bana
Mike Myers
Mike Myers
Sean Connery
Sean Connery
Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon
Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz
Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy
Jill Scott
Jill Scott
Ali Landry
Ali Landry
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
Al Franken
Al Franken
Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr
Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
Herself
Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie Lee Gi...
John Travolta
John Travolta
Ben Lee
Ben Lee
John Mayer
John Mayer
Zach Braff
Zach Braff
Paige Davis
Paige Davis
Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
Nigel Marven
Nigel Marven
Steven Weber
Steven Weber
Rosie Perez
Rosie Perez
Herself
Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher
John Legend
John Legend
Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Uni...
Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh...
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Joli...
Tom Green
Tom Green
Russell Peters
Russell Peter...
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Hen...
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Bande...
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
John Leguizamo
John Leguizam...
Richard Gere
Richard Gere
Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freema...
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jac...
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
Sinbad
Sinbad
John Cho
John Cho
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewa...
Seann William Scott
Seann William...
Lou Reed
Lou Reed
John Landis
John Landis
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldbe...
Masi Oka
Masi Oka
B. J. Novak
B. J. Novak
Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon
Jim Norton
Jim Norton
Shad Moss
Shad Moss
Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
Herself
Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Conn...
Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson
David Koechner
David Koechne...
Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan
George Carlin
George Carlin
Andy Richter
Andy Richter
Matt Stone
Matt Stone
Shelley Berman
Shelley Berma...
Parker Posey
Parker Posey
Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn
Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huff...
Terrence Howard
Terrence Howa...
William H. Macy
William H. Ma...
Pink
Pink
Hal Sparks
Hal Sparks
Sally Field
Sally Field
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Dana Carvey
Dana Carvey
Brie Larson
Brie Larson
Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Alex D. Linz
Alex D. Linz
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron C...
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas
Frank Langella
Frank Langell...
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Fred Savage
Fred Savage
Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappell...
Kristanna Loken
Kristanna Lok...
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Bob Saget
Bob Saget
Lauren Holly
Lauren Holly
Richard Belzer
Richard Belze...
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu
Bryan Ferry
Bryan Ferry
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas...
Herself
David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pi...
Jon Heder
Jon Heder
Seth Green
Seth Green
George Lopez
George Lopez
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fish...
D. L. Hughley
D. L. Hughley
Tyler Hoechlin
Tyler Hoechli...
James Belushi
James Belushi
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Gramme...
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fannin...
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zet...
Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth
Nick Nolte
Nick Nolte
Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosna...
Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawso...
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washin...
Chandra Wilson
Chandra Wilso...
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Demps...
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Jeremy Piven
Jeremy Piven
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Suther...
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermo...
Fred Willard
Fred Willard
Alyson Hannigan
Alyson Hannig...
Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlbe...
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Ha...
Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymou...
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
Catherine Keener
Catherine Kee...
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
Malin Åkerman
Malin Åkerman
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
Tara Reid
Tara Reid
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill
Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Christopher Titus
Christopher T...
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McP...
Kevin Nealon
Kevin Nealon
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdal...
Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn
Ralphie May
Ralphie May
Robin Williams
Robin William...
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudge...
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
Serena Williams
Serena Willia...
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwoo...
Sean Astin
Sean Astin
Brad Garrett
Brad Garrett
Josh Hartnett
Josh Hartnett
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcli...
Carson Kressley
Carson Kressl...
Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts
James Woods
James Woods
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Will...
Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes
Chris Matthews
Chris Matthew...
Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
Ashlee Simpso...
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopki...
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timber...
Justin Long
Justin Long
John Ashton
John Ashton
Lolita Davidovich
Lolita Davido...
Brooke Shields
Brooke Shield...
Jay Leno
Jay Leno
Himself - Host
Conan O'Brien
Conan O'Brien
Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panett...
Herself
Heather Locklear
Heather Lockl...
Jaime Pressly
Jaime Pressly
Jennifer Schwalbach Smith
Jennifer Schw...
Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmir...
Tommy Davidson
Tommy Davidso...
Carl Reiner
Carl Reiner
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
James Franco
James Franco
Tim Allen
Tim Allen
T.I.
T.I.
Darrell Hammond
Darrell Hammo...
Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Tho...
Greg Grunberg
Greg Grunberg
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-D...
Rupert Grint
Rupert Grint
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel
Greg Kinnear
Greg Kinnear
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska Hargi...
Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick...
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancoc...
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Mike Epps
Mike Epps
Toni Collette
Toni Collette
Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorse...
Jason Lee
Jason Lee
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Anis...
Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes
Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clark...
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Dylan Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
Richard Dreyfuss
Richard Dreyf...
Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson
Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks
Brendan Fraser
Brendan Frase...
Nia Vardalos
Nia Vardalos
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewar...
Lisa Lampanelli
Lisa Lampanel...
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan
Herself
Michelle Williams
Michelle Will...
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinso...
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McCon...
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawren...
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett...
Debra Messing
Debra Messing
Christina Aguilera
Christina Agu...
Selma Blair
Selma Blair
Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nels...
Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
Common
Common
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Wea...
Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Kyra Sedgwick
Kyra Sedgwick
Halle Berry
Halle Berry
Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murp...
Kal Penn
Kal Penn
Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldw...
Edward Norton
Edward Norton
Penn Badgley
Penn Badgley
Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Robert De Niro
Robert De Nir...
John Corbett
John Corbett
Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd
Diane Lane
Diane Lane
Carmen Electra
Carmen Electr...
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Raj...
Amber Valletta
Amber Vallett...
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Moriss...
David Copperfield
David Copperf...
Karen Allen
Karen Allen
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Michael Douglas
Michael Dougl...
Dominic Monaghan
Dominic Monag...
John C. Reilly
John C. Reill...
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Cur...
Freida Pinto
Freida Pinto
Michael Cera
Michael Cera
Ashley Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Anastacia
Anastacia
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxvi...
Lauren Ambrose
Lauren Ambros...
Tina Majorino
Tina Majorino
Herself
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Bob Uecker
Bob Uecker
Dana Delany
Dana Delany
John Cusack
John Cusack
Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Joha...
Herself
Famke Janssen
Famke Janssen
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica...
Jason Statham
Jason Statham
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bulloc...
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Ali Larter
Ali Larter
Seal
Seal
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding...
Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
Annette Bening
Annette Benin...
Teller
Teller
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'N...
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano
John Krasinski
John Krasinsk...
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen
William Shatner
William Shatn...
Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold
Rachel Griffiths
Rachel Griffi...
Valerie Harper
Valerie Harpe...
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddie Prinz...
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba
Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric the En...
Jason Segel
Jason Segel
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffma...
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clint...
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGener...
Emily Deschanel
Emily Deschan...
Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque
Joanna 'JoJo'...
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griff...
Lorraine Bracco
Lorraine Brac...
Chazz Palminteri
Chazz Palmint...
Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige
Harland Williams
Harland Willi...
Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitf...
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
Nick Carter
Nick Carter
Katt Williams
Katt Williams
Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany
Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer
B.B. King
B.B. King
Chris Rock
Chris Rock
Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
James Van Der Beek
James Van Der...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Bo...
Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreibe...
Patti Smith
Patti Smith
John Stamos
John Stamos
T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnet...
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Madison Pettis
Madison Petti...
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightl...
Martin Short
Martin Short
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys...
Jewel
Jewel
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Marg...
Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschan...
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitak...
George Clooney
George Cloone...
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Withers...
Adam Carolla
Adam Carolla
Ed Harris
Ed Harris
Wesley Snipes
Wesley Snipes
Matthew Perry
Matthew Perry
James Spader
James Spader
Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan
Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow
Dave Attell
Dave Attell
Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon
Barry Humphries
Barry Humphri...
Dame Edna Everage
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingsto...
Will Smith
Will Smith
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Jamie Lynn Sigler
Jamie Lynn Si...
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
Edie Falco
Edie Falco
Alexandra Wentworth
Alexandra Wen...
Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow
Gabriel Iglesias
Gabriel Igles...
Christopher Walken
Christopher W...
Kris Kristofferson
Kris Kristoff...
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springs...
Betty White
Betty White
Matthew Goode
Matthew Goode
Brandon Routh
Brandon Routh
Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins
Charlize Theron
Charlize Ther...
Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes
Herself
Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
James McAvoy
James McAvoy
Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman
Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff
Phyllis Diller
Phyllis Dille...
Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis
Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler
Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell
Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silver...
Dan Rather
Dan Rather
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Sta...
Robert Wagner
Robert Wagner
Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoen...
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey...
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
Elvis Costello
Elvis Costell...
Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau
Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
Nicollette Sheridan
Nicollette Sh...
Horatio Sanz
Horatio Sanz
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
Patton Oswalt
Patton Oswalt
John Mellencamp
John Mellenca...
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchet...
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jon...
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shephe...
Rebecca Romijn
Rebecca Romij...
Wentworth Miller
Wentworth Mil...
Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
Bill Maher
Bill Maher
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
Garry Shandling
Garry Shandli...
Emilio Estevez
Emilio Esteve...
Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr
Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutche...
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flock...
Rene Russo
Rene Russo
Evangeline Lilly
Evangeline Li...
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
Megan Mullally
Megan Mullall...
Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbru...
Gisele Bündchen
Gisele Bündch...
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean
Sam Moore
Sam Moore
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lew...
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love...
Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arqu...
Joe Rogan
Joe Rogan
Kevin James
Kevin James
Nelly
Nelly
Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
Heather Graham
Heather Graha...
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Greg Behrendt
Greg Behrendt
Kristin Davis
Kristin Davis
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymor...
Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy
Don Rickles
Don Rickles
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodr...
Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffi...
Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfel...
Christina Ricci
Christina Ric...
Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcet...
Regis Philbin
Regis Philbin
Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens
James Carville
James Carvill...
Trey Parker
Trey Parker
Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox
Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Dan Fogler
Dan Fogler
Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christ...
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underw...
Dane Cook
Dane Cook
Christina Applegate
Christina App...
Fergie
Fergie
Perry Farrell
Perry Farrell
Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Ols...
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Parminder Nagra
Parminder Nag...
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
Isaac Mizrahi
Isaac Mizrahi
Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks
Leelee Sobieski
Leelee Sobies...
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Jenny McCarthy
Jenny McCarth...
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garn...
Ashanti
Ashanti
Elon Gold
Elon Gold
Michael Biehn
Michael Biehn
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Cheno...
Nicole Eggert
Nicole Eggert
Mark Valley
Mark Valley
Victoria Jackson
Victoria Jack...
DMX
DMX
Matt Lauer
Matt Lauer
Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Os...
Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
Herself
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
Gavin Rossdale
Gavin Rossdal...
Elton John
Elton John
Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc
Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura
Angie Stone
Angie Stone
Daniel Tosh
Daniel Tosh
Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robins...
Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole S...
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey