Chinzo

Childhood nickname of jut-jawed comedian Jay Leno bestowed on him by kids at his school. Leno revealed the story behind his nickname during an interview segment of THE TONIGHT SHOW (3/31/98). His guest Denise Richards (Wild Things, 1998) informed Jay that she was called “Fishlips” in high school.

Note: Capitalizing on his celebrated large chin, Jay Leno provided the voice of Crimson Chin, a comic book hero with a huge chin on the episode “Chin Up” (4/27/2001) of the Nickelodean cartoon series FAIRLY ODD PARENTS about a youngster named Timmy whose fairy godparents grants him wishes. In this episode Timmy wished to become Cleft, the Boy Chin Wonder, the sidekick to The Crimson Chin.

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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