10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon has a lot of living under his belt for looking so young. What does that mean? There have to be about a million things about the guy that we don’t know. Who saw the Nicole Kidman thing coming last year? Really? Nicole Kidman, Jimmy!? The increasingly popular host of The Tonight Show has enjoyed a pretty tremendous career, and it seems to be the gravy on a truly exceptional life. Here are 10 things you maybe didn’t know about Jimmy–unless you’re one of those stalker-type fans, then you’re way ahead of us.
10. Lifelong Saturday Night Live Fan
Jimmy didn’t just “happen” to star on Saturday Night Live. He put himself on the path to comedy through his teenage years, and through his young adulthood to score an audition, and a eventually a permanent role on the beloved American sketch comedy show. Jimmy grew up a huge fan of Saturday Night Live. He appreciated the legend and lore that emanated from his beloved New York City. He eventually decided to pursue the dream of being on the show, diving into the world of stand-up, and sketch comedy after moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. Jimmy is a perfect example of an individual who continued to work and climb the success along the way. Scoring his job on Saturday Night Live was pretty much the brass ring, and since then, he has been letting his luck ride. It has been quite a winning streak.
9. First Role Was on Spin City
Before Jimmy Fallon booked his long-running gig on Saturday Night Live, he actually booked a featured role on the former Michael J. Fox (eventual Charlie Sheen) sitcom, Spin City. He played a party photographer who was taking Polaroid pictures of individuals outside of an event. Yeah. This was 1998, kids. Long before the smartphone era. It was a better time. People used to talk to one another while waiting for things. Enough digression. Jimmy was technically an “Under 5” on this particular episode, meaning he had less than five lines. Still, he had to be completely geeked when he realized his scene was with none other than Alan Ruck, who played Cameron Frye in the cult classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You can imagine Jimmy’s excitement realizing this, and telling his buddies back in the day. How was Jimmy in the role? Funnily odd, but that’s Jimmy.