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Jimmy Fallon Biography

Comedian Jimmy Fallon is known for stints on NBC's Saturday Night Live. A cast member since 1998, Fallon is classic for impressions of John Lennon, Howard Stern, Adam Sandler and the ever so popular Mick Jagger. When he's not starring opposite SNL head writer/player Tina Fey on the Weekend Update," he's making people laugh as the online stoner/college kid Jarrett of Jarrett's Room" and as the cynical Nick Burns, Your Company's Computer Guy." The world didn't fall at Fallon's feet , however. He had to earn it. br /br /Born in Brooklyn on September 19, 1974, Fallon's family moved to Saugerties before he was two. By his early teens, he was impressing his parents with various impersonations, particularly James Cagney. Music, too, proved to be a creative outlet during adolescene. He picked up a Fender guitar at age 13 and never looked back. Luckily for him, he'd go on to mix music and comedy. He went on to participate in various contests and comedy shows, but his comedy seriously started taking shape upon Fallon's entrance to College of St. Rose in Albany in 1992. During his senior year, Fallon received the call he'd been waiting for all of his young life: a talent manager was impressed with his work and wanted to meet him. He was just a semester short of graduating when Fallon informed his parents that he was leaving for a life in Los Angeles. For the next two years, Fallon trekked his way through countless comedy showcases. Thanks to an uncanny impression of Adam Sandler during an audition for SNL, Fallon's celebrity fate was pretty much sealed. br /br /In summer 2002, Fallon had a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's rock film Almost Famous and appeared in Tom Hanks' HBO war drama Band of Brothers. He went on to host the 2001 MTV Movie Awards and 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. In summer 2002, Fallon put his loose musical skills to the test for an album of songs and sketches. The Bathroom Wall was issued on DreamWorks in August and included the soul spoof of "Idiot Boyfriend". ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide

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