James Thomas Fallon, commonly referred to as Jimmy Fallon (born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an Irish-American comedian, actor and Grammy nominated musician best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.
Fallon was raised in Saugerties, New York with his older sister, Gloria, and his parents, Jim and Gloria. Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Catholic, parochial school, and Saugerties High School. He graduated in 1992 and attended the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Fallon majored in computer science, dropping out 15 credits shy of a degree.
Fallon came to fame on SNL, starting out as a supporting player and eventually elevating himself to top status as co-anchor of "Weekend Update." He was most recognized for his song parodies, which he performed to cheering audiences when Colin Quinn was doing update and continued to showcase on special occaision after he had replaced him. He was also famous for his impressions of famous celebrities, notably Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, and Access Hollywood's Pat O'Brian. Fallon is one of the only members in SNL history to gain popularity...