JIMMY FALLON SECRETS

Published on: April 22, 2013
Photography by: FilmMagic
NationalEnquirer.com

JIMMY FALLON is gearing up to take over Jay Leno’s job as host of “The Tonight Show” after NBC airs the Winter Olympics next year. The hilariously funny 38-year-old first made a name for himself on “Saturday Night Live,” then went on to become an after-hours staple with his own “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” With his new gig now official, The ENQUIRER has dug up some little-known facts about the funnyman exclusively for our readers!

As a child, Jimmy was such a fan of “Saturday Night Live” that he and his older sister would reenact the “clean parts” of the show, which his parents taped for him.

 Jimmy was a computer science major at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y., but switched to communication in his senior year, dropping out a semester shy of a degree to pursue comedy in L.A.

 Jimmy, along with his sister Gloria, wrote the humorous book “I Hate This Place: The Pessimist’s Guide to Life” in 1999. He has also written a children’s book called “Snowball Fight!”

 In 1998, Jimmy had a small role as a photographer on an episode of the Michael J. Fox TV show “Spin City.”

 “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” first aired on March 2, 2009, with a stellar lineup of guests, including Robert De Niro, Justin Timberlake, Nick Carter and musical guest Van Morrison.

 He once dated actress Winona Ryder

 Following the Boston Red Sox’s World Series-clinching game over the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004, Jimmy ran onto the field at Busch Memorial Stadium with Drew Barrymore to film a scene for their movie “Fever Pitch.”

 He has a golden retriever puppy named “Gary Frick” – and it’s a GIRL!