Although Jay Leno no longer is a talk show host, the popular entertainment figure has another way of talking to people on the screen. He is the host of his own show called “Jay Leno’s Garage.” In the most recent episode last night, Wilmer Valderrama from “NCIS” dropped by for a visit.
‘NCIS’ Star on Jay Leno’s Show
“TONIGHT! I’ve loved this gentleman for a long time, had the honor of appearing in his talk show in my 20s […] and now full circle in @jaylenosgarage on @cnbcprime,” he wrote on Instagram. The actor also shared a picture of the two of them leaning up against a car. The second photo shows them in mid-conversation next to another classic, vintage blue car.
Valderrama shows off the Vista Cruiser that he actually bought from “That 70s Show” for only $500. He also has a ‘67 Mustang that is done up in the same fashion as Sylvester Stallone’s car in “Cobra.” The “That 70s Car” sits in his driveway and reminds him of the show that forever changed his life.
“I wanted to keep that because every time I get in the car, I get a little emotional about it because I was about to turn 18 when I booked That ’70s Show. I think, like any immigrant family, we came here to work and getting That ’70s Show was exactly what every generation has experienced in America. That’s when I knew everything was possible. And all I had to do was never get fired!” he said.
Before “NCIS,” his own production company, and so many other accomplishments, Valderrama started off playing Fez alongside Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Danny Masterson.
Leno’s Other Guests from Last Night
Besides being a talk show host, Leno has always had a passion for collecting cars. His retirement from hosting in 2014 freed up a lot of time for him to pursue this passion. He then turned it into something he could share with thousands of viewers at home. Leno also brings along stars, such as the “NCIS” icon. The show has been on for six seasons so far.
In last night’s episode, he met up with a lot of very influential people in that hour timeslot. He spoke to the frontman of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty. He showed Leno his 1968 Volkswagen “Hippy Van” and the two talked about Woodstock.
Then, country music icon Dwight Yokum dropped by with a 1961 Corvette Convertible. Actor and comedian Paul Reiser also is featured and the two take a look at two cars that were owned by longtime “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson. Nancy Wilson, the guitarist from Heart, is the last to appear with her 1951 Ford Coupe.