How tall is Jay Leno ?

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Jay Leno's height is 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11in (180 cm)
American talk show host. He once said "I'm six-feet tall".

How tall is Jay Leno
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Comment on the Height of Jay Leno

Yaspaa said on 25/Oct/15
He looked taller than TIm Allen in a recent episode of Last Man Stasnding.
Cars said on 8/Jul/15
Me and Jay, Click Here

definitely 5'11, Im 5'9 barefoot and 5'10-5'11 in shoes
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 18/Jun/15
Leno frequently has AWFUL posture. In his youth he may have been close to the 6' he claims.
Hypado said on 13/Oct/14
180cm looks right for Jay Leno
Irregular Contributor said on 26/Feb/14
I watched a few videos of Leno in the '80's on Letterman's show, and he looked taller when he walked in. Granted, he was in thick cowboy boots I think, but surely they couldn't have given him more than 2 inches? I'm Letterman was 6'1.5" in his prime, then Leno was most definitely 5'11", if not 5'11.5"

Nowadays, though, Leno looks shorter then Fallon, who is listed at 5'11.5". So Jay being about 5'10" today makes sense. He is over 60 after all.
Efoersaan said on 22/Jan/14
He seems taller than Seinfield in the episode from comediansincarsgettingcoffee.
5ft10guy said on 17/Jan/14
5ft10 sounds closer .Peak height 5ft10.5 imo.
I would say Jimmy looks almost 2 inches taller.I thought Jay was 5ft10 here.Its a good height.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jan/14
I can definitely believe that he was a solid 5ft11 peak, if not 181cm.
Today he looks 5ft10.5-5ft10.75 at age 63.
Lmeister said on 17/Jul/13
Comedian next Jay claimed 174cm = 5ft8.5. Seen him in the flesh and would say that he is more like 5ft7.75. Jay is about 177cm-178cm = 5ft10ish. 5ft11 with the hair.
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golfer92270 said on 26/May/13
Met him very recently at his garage in Burbank, got a tour, spent over an hour with him. Incredibly nice guy. Looked at his shoes carefully, no lifts. He's a solid 5'11.
Lorne said on 21/Apr/13
He claimed 5ft11 more than once, I never heard a 6ft claim but believable. And he was never a full 5'11, IMHO
Photo said on 9/Mar/13
He looks about 4.5 - 5.5 inches shorter than Conan in a few photos of them together. The top of his head is about at the bottom of Conan's cheekbones. If Conan is 6'4" than I can see Jay being 5'10.5 - 5'11.5"
5 10 said on 1/Mar/13
5' 10.25 nowadays
ItalianGuy said on 26/Jan/13
I met Jay Leno at a supermarket in the San Fernando Valley about 10 years ago. Extremely nice guy, BTW. I must say, I was surprised by how tall he was. I'm a solid 5'11", but always taken for 6" (maybe because of my hair), anyway he looked well over 6'1". Unless he's shrunk, believe me, Jay is a very strong 6 footer!!
cobra said on 14/Jan/13
last night at the golden globes he presented with jimmy fallon and fallon looked a solid 1 1/2 inches taller, fallon is listed at 5-10.
Steebie said on 30/Dec/12
I actually stood right next to him when I was on Scrabble as a contestant. The dressing rooms shared the same hallway and we stood eye to eye and said hello in passing. I am 6' even so he is right around 5' 11" to 6'. FWIW.
skyLine said on 21/Nov/12
A video from his show Jay Leno's Garage: Click Here

He claims he's 6 ft right at 10 minutes in.
mat678 said on 23/Oct/12
my neibhor met him and he got to take a picture with him my neibhor claims 5ft11 and if thats true then jay leno then 5ft10 exactly is more correct
Cynna said on 25/Sep/07
Jay Leno always seems to get taller when he has tall guests on his show. Emergency growth-hormone maybe?
Viper said on 24/Sep/07
And Im sure Vanderbeek was wearing some kind of lift :)
radio_man said on 24/Sep/07
van der beek was like 2 inches taller than this is acurrate..5'11
Ed said on 12/Sep/07
Last night Ryan Seacrest and Dennis Leary were on Leno, and what struck me as odd was how much taller Leno was then Seacrest(5ft7.75). Seacrest was easily 4 maybe 5 inches shorter than Leno! That would put Leno at either 5ft11.75 reasonable-6ft0.75 which seems to tall. Now I know they both are rumored to wear lifts, but my guess is Seacrest is even shorter than 5ft7.75, maybe more like pushing 5ft7 to Leno's 5ft11-5ft11.5. I don't buy the 5ft10 comments where Leno is concerned, I think 5ft11 minimum is pretty accurate and possibly taller.

As for Leary he had what looked like 2 inches on Leno while wearing these cowboy heeled boots with his suit. He's very thin now and looks a good 6ft1, but the claims of 6ft3 seem a bit much. I've always doubted that, and if you notice in most of his films and even his standup routines the guy likes to wear boots like that all the time!
dave said on 5/Sep/07
He looks 5'10 but he dwarfewd 5'9'' hockey player Dan Boyle. He is probably 5'11'', his chubby frame may make him look shorter to some people.
Bad Radio said on 24/Aug/07
i think leno is 5'9.5 and wears lifts...his stout figure makes him look larger.
nikki gonzalo said on 14/Aug/07
he made anderson cooper look 5'9.75 on a re-run yesterday
17,181 said on 11/Jul/07
leno is leaving the show in 2009,when conan o'brien will replace only a couple of years left to compare him to stars etc.
Steve said on 3/Jul/07
I recently picked up David Hasselhoff's autobiography. In it he says his father is 6'0". There is a picture of him, his dad, and Jay Leno all standing right next to each other. You can see Leno is a couple inches shorter that David's dad. I don't know, maybe Leno's slightly under 5'11".
Gramps said on 23/Jun/07
Just through casual observation of him with guests over the years I had pegged Jay at 6 feet even, but 5'11" is also possible. No shorter, though.
Anonymous Rex said on 22/Jun/07
He's a mystery to me because he has multiple visits by the same guests and seems as though he doesn't compare the same way twice with any guest. I think Conan is much more consistent with multiple visits.
Viper said on 21/Jun/07
I dont think Jay is a mystery at all. He looks 5-10 most of the time to me.
Anonymous Rex said on 20/Jun/07
To me Jay Leno is the biggest mystery on this site.
Andy said on 20/Jun/07
I was wondering if anybody here has met Kevin Eubanks?I read on one site that he claims 5'6" although he seems smaller.In skits with Leno he appears a few inches shorter than Jay.I'd say Jay is around 5'9".
glenn said on 12/Jun/07
viper does downgrade too much,but im with him that leno can look as small as 5-10.nothing smaller.but viper seems to have a valid point on the measued atheletes.
Viper said on 11/Jun/07
Jay Leno looked 5-9 with 6-4 1/2 measured Vince Young. And also 5-10 with 5-9 measured Emmit Smith. Funny how he looks shorter next to actual measured athletes :)
Viper said on 11/Jun/07
Thats bull. Jay looks 5-9-5-10 half the time as well.
Drew said on 10/Jun/07
Viper stop trying to downgrade everybody. Jay Leno looks 5'11" AT THE TIME. I watch the show all the time, and compared to every single guest, he looks 5'11".
Chris said on 10/Jun/07
Jay Leno is 5'11'', eventhough he said almost 6 feet tall, he is 180 cm.
Alex said on 6/Jun/07
This one lady claimed 5'10 but by a height chart she was only 5'6 barefoot.
Max said on 2/Jun/07
How accurate are celebrity wax figures? B/C I recently visited a wax museum and stood next to "Jay Leno", and was 3 inches taller than him. I am 6'0" barefoot and was wearing regular Nike athletic shoes. Just wondering...
Viper said on 29/May/07
If anybody saw Keven Costner the other night on Jay's show, Kevin had at least 2 inches on him, closer to 3 possibly. That doesnt add up to 5-11 for Leno, more 5-10. And Im not quite sure Jay has ever worn lifts. His shoes look like regular dress shoes to me. And not even the 1.5 kind.
robotix said on 28/May/07
Back to Kidman for a minute. They say that Jay wears varying lifts from night to night. It would stand to reason that knowing that Kidman was going to be on the show, he would wear substantial lifts. I think she and her publicist would like him to do so as well. Could it be that he does and she's still clearing him by an inch or two?!? He could easily be 5-9!
Chris said on 28/May/07
Yes Seven he did say that. Could he be 5'11'' or 5'11 3/4''??
Sven said on 27/May/07
On his website he has a video where he shows his Lamborghini Miura S. In that video, he says he's "just about 6feet tall".
Viper said on 12/May/07
I saw Jay doing his Jaywalking segement last night, and he interviewed some chick on the street who said she was 5-11. Jay looked a lot taller than her. Strange. She must have been lying about her height big time.
robotix said on 10/May/07
If Jay Leno is 5'11", Nicole Kidman must have had heels on the last time are saw her on his show. But it didn't look like she had heels on. There's no way he's 5'11"
sf said on 3/May/07
Oh, also - I wondered if Jay had on lifts the night that Joss Stone was on, because he almost seemed to want to stand next to Stone, who really did look like she was trying to not stand next to him, for some reason. Just my opinion.
Anonymous said on 3/May/07
Drew: i was going to post that. Conan looked HUGE next to Leno.
Drew said on 2/May/07
Conan O'Brien was on his show a few days ago. He was at a good six inches taller than Leno.
sf said on 26/Apr/07
MD - I said 2 - 3 inches taller, giving the benefit of the doubt. I still believe at least 2 inches taller. Again, at the end, she leaned forward and hugged him, almost like she was purposely trying not to stand right next to him, but then he stood very close to her, and to me, at least, looked around 2 inches or more taller. Again, in shoes.
MD said on 25/Apr/07
I saw the show, too (regularly watcher), and there was no way he was 3" taller than her.
glenn said on 25/Apr/07
she is truly 5-10.
sf said on 24/Apr/07
Now, hopefully, here's a good point of comparison for Jay. Joss Stone was on the other night and she was performing barefoot. Jay went up to her after her peformance and stood right by her. I watched pretty intently for height comparisions. Jay looked around 2 to 3 inches taller.

This site lists Stone as 5'10" although I've seen shorter listings.

So, if Stone really is 5'10" then that would put Jay around 6'0". Remember, she was barefoot and he looked possibly 3 inches taller, meaning 6'1". so, if he has on an inch or so heel, he would be 6'0" of Stone is truly 5'10".

But, of course he could have had lifts on, and she might not be actually 5'10".

But, if she truly is 5'10" and he had on only an inch heel, then he was around 6'0", no shorter than 5'11.
Anonymous said on 15/Apr/07
He arranges everything on his shows. When he invites guests shorter than him, he makes them look taller on purpose (by any means), when he invites guests as tall or taller than him he puts on his big shoes/lifts (sometimes massive ones) and towers over them, like with Brooke Hogan.
Pete said on 14/Mar/07
at his show hes slightly under 6-1. Dont know if he wears lifts or whatever but when terence trent d'arby (6-1 with shoes) went to his show they were stading up and TTD was a little bit taller but pretty much the same.
AdamCheb said on 13/Mar/07
Chris, are you sure that was really Jay on myspace....could i see a link, please?
MD said on 21/Feb/07
That's actually a surprise, because I think most people think he looks shorter than he is.
Chris said on 6/Feb/07
When Diane Keaton was on the show she looked about 3.5 inches shorter than Jay and if she is only 5'5'' today, Jay is max 5'9''. The next guest was Ivanka Trump, listed as 180 cm with high heels. She looked the same height as Jay. This very strange, I dont really know how tall Jay is. Anyone who could help me out explaining, cause now I think Jay could be anywhere from 5'9'' to 5'11 and 3/4.
MD said on 10/Jan/07
Yeah, but even taking both of their hair away, you've got to consider.
Ken said on 13/Dec/06
Put some 2"+ lifts in your shoes, 5'9" becomes 5'11"+. With his running shoes I was looking over the top of his head, that's what struck me. At 5'11", I'm looking at his forehead or near the eyes. Plus the hair must add an inch or more.

This was at Laguna Seca racetrack, vendor area, 1995 Monterey Historics, in case Jay reads these. I look like B. Clinton.
Brad said on 11/Dec/06
If Jay were 5' 8" or 5' 9" he'd be way shorter than looking 5' 11" with Al Gore who is 6' 1".
MD said on 10/Dec/06
That definitely needs to be added as a sighting. I'm kind of surprised by some of the 5'8" comments, though, because it would take quite a bit of extra help to get him up to the 5'11"+ he can appear on his show.
Ken said on 9/Dec/06
I'm 6'1", Leno was walking towards me, all I could think to say was "I thought you were taller". He winced, kind of shrugged, didn't say a word. He was wearing running shoes like me, 5'8", maybe 5'9" at the MOST.
MD said on 7/Dec/06
And around meaning a difference of no more than a maximum of .5 inches, at that.
Viper652 said on 7/Dec/06
Yeah, I saw it. Maybe Jay was wearing a bit of an extra heel? Either way they looked around the same height.
MD said on 6/Dec/06
BTW, what was your take, Viper? Did you see the show? It really bothered me that Tomlinson seemed to shrink down whenever he was next to Jay. Either way, Jay is 5'10" or 5'10.5".
Viper652 said on 6/Dec/06
Jay really could be 5-10 1/2 exactly, never thought of that.
MD said on 6/Dec/06
He was on tonight, actually (Tuesday night), and Jay Leno looked taller, BUT, by no more than half and inch, and I don't know if he was really taller, at all, because Tomlinson slouched the two times they stood by each other. I'd give Jay 5'10.5" at the very most.
Viper652 said on 4/Dec/06
5-10 measured Ladanian Tomlinson will be on Leno Monday night. We might find out once and for all there.
Chris said on 3/Dec/06
I thought Groban looked tall on the show, could be the angels.
Glenn said on 30/Nov/06
Josh gives the appearence of 5-8.5,5-9.but has a slouch.
MD said on 29/Nov/06
Josh Groban is only 5'10" at most. In fact, Glenn agrees with me that Groban is probably a max of 5'9.75" if he's standing up straight. That said, I can't remember that particular episode, but I find it hard to believe Jay was shorter than Josh, especially considering Josh is 5'9.75"
Chris said on 23/Nov/06
I think Tonight show is a good way to estimate heights. 5'10'' Josh Groban was on the show and Jay looked a half inch shorter.
Chris said on 18/Nov/06
Jay was barefoot when he walked on something that some worker from a zoo brought to the show. I dont remember what is was. Jay didnt look a lot smaller when he took his shoes off, I guess he had no lifts on. I think he is 5'11''. (Average height in Sweden is 5'11'').
Viper652 said on 15/Nov/06
6-4 1/2 Vince Young has a good 7-8 inches advantage in that one pic it seems
MD said on 14/Nov/06
I can't decide whether Jay is 5'9" or 5'10" barefoot, but I'm thoroughly convinced he's not over 5'10". I think like any guy in the 5'10" range, he can easily and regularly appear 6'0", and maybe even slightly more with the proper footwear/lifts. I'm a regular watcher of his show, and I can say that all the years I've been watching, I've seen much more proof pointing to him being of average height than proof pointing to him being 5'11" (or more).
Viper652 said on 14/Nov/06
Leno doesnt even look 5-10 with Vince Young.
Ed said on 14/Nov/06
SF, good point during school I played sports as well, and everybody always got billed 1 to 2 inches taller, that's why I never buy the listings for prof. athletes, they are almost always off.
sf said on 14/Nov/06
Athletes more honest? I don't buy that. From the times kids are in school they are billed taller when they play sports. At my small high school, all the guys who played sports were billed an inch or two taller than they were. This carries on into the NFL, NBA, etc. These kids, from the time they are in high school are learning to lie about their height. I doubt most of them are any more honest than celebs...

[Padraig: They bigged up Tiger Tim Woods as 6 feet 2 for nearly a decade before he embarrased the media who had hyped him at this range for all those years by saying "I'm 6 feet".]
Chris said on 13/Nov/06
When (5.11-6ft)John Stamos was on the show, he and Jay looked the same height.
Viper652 said on 12/Nov/06
Leno looks to be exactly 5-10.
MD said on 11/Nov/06
Emmitt Smith was just on Jay's show the other night, and he's 5'9" (though, he has been listed at 5'10", but that is his sports height), and Jay was only an inch taller from what I could tell, and they were both in regular heeled dress shoes.
Chris said on 10/Nov/06
YO-Are you also swedish?
YO said on 10/Nov/06
Just saw him on his show next to 6'/6'1" Weird Al. Was definately an inch or two shorter than Al.
Chris said on 27/Oct/06
On the 19th of october 06, Jay took of his shoes. A good way to see if he is wearing lifts. No, he wears normal shoes and I compared the height between the guest, a worker (man) from a zoo, standing 2 inches shorter than Jay in shoes. It was the same without. Jay is about 5'11'', give or take.
Drew said on 22/Oct/06
Hugh Jackman was on the show recently, and he appeared around three inches taller than Leno.

Leno is a genuine 5'11" guy, maybe closer to 6ft.
anonymous2 said on 4/Oct/06
Viper, it was on another height site.
Chris said on 4/Oct/06
Yes Danimal, I saw when Seinfeld shook Lenos hand, standing eye to eye.
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
Anyone ever see him standing next to 5'11" Jerry Seinfeld? We'd know right away how tall Jay is then.
Viper652 said on 3/Oct/06
Where did you see him listed at 5-9?
antron said on 3/Oct/06
I think maybe Jay was just under 6' with shoes on when he was younger. Now he's older, still using the 5'11" height, he's probably 5'10" barefoot at 8am. I think thats fair.
anonymous2 said on 2/Oct/06
I've seen him listed at 5-9. my guess is he is no taller than 178 cm.
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
See what I mean about Elton? that what I saw for years.then I got the photo with finally 2 weeks ago and he is like 5-6!
Chris said on 26/Sep/06
Elton John was 2 or 2.5 inch shorter than Jay. It looked like Elton was wearing some kind of lifts. He looked 5'9''.
Chris said on 18/Sep/06
Yes Drew. Jay Leno is somewhere between 178-181. Sometimes he looks 5'10', sometimes 5'11'' but he is not...not 6ft. Although he has claimed 6 ft. Maybe if he is 181, 5'11 and a quarter, he rounds up to 5'11'', saying hes 6 ft. Could be.
Drew said on 15/Sep/06
Diane Lane (5'5.5") was on the Tonight Show a few days ago. She had three inch heels (making her 5'8.5") and Leno looked around 2-3 inches taller. I think the current estimate is correct, although I'd say he could be anywhere from 178-181cm. In his peak, he could've very well been 6 feet even.

Danimal said on 13/Sep/06
Jimmy's still at least 5'9".
Danimal said on 12/Sep/06
This site isn't catered to ambiguous and vage estimates. We're here to determine EXACT heights, understand?
MD said on 12/Sep/06
Really, just stop overreacting. It's not my problem you're not able to deal in ambiguities.
Danimal said on 12/Sep/06
Don't be so VAGUE in your choice of wording the MD. We're on a site that has an instinsic quality of being VERY precise. To say about a head taller when it's nowhere near that is lazy and of course I'll point it out. A head taller is like 10" or more, when clearly this is not the case. We're trying to determine Leno's height to the cm and not within a few inches, so, I'll seclectively choose to point out carelessness is I want to. Don't tell me what to do.
MD said on 11/Sep/06
Danimal, stop doing selective reading. I see you conveniently skipped over the word "about" in my last post.
Viper652 said on 11/Sep/06
Yeah, hes deffinitly not close to a head taller. But I do see about 8 inches there.
Danimal said on 10/Sep/06
A Full head taller??? NO. A full head taller would mean that Jay would be below his chin and it's clear that's not the case. About 7" difference I'd say.
stan said on 10/Sep/06
vince young is 6'4 5/8....not 6'4
MD said on 10/Sep/06
Vince is about a full a full head taller than Jay in that pic. The only thing I question is Leno's posture in that picture, because it looks like he's jutting his face ever so slightly. Anyway, I don't buy the 5'11" barefoot.
Viper652 said on 10/Sep/06
I see at least an 8 inch difference between Leno and 6-4 1/2 Vince.
Danimal said on 7/Sep/06
He may not look it, but Viper, he did weigh himself and wasn't embarrassed to do so. I think he was in his low 220's if my memory doesn't fail me. Take into account, he had on shoes, a full suit, belt, etc...
Viper652 said on 7/Sep/06
He really doesnt look it. And TV even makes you heavier no less.
Danimal said on 6/Sep/06
Oh yeah, this was weigh-in was absolutely before 1997. It could have been as early as 1993. He could be in his 230's now. He's a big guy. He wears a suit, which is closed, so, he doesn't need a girdle. He's not 280-290!!!!
MD said on 5/Sep/06
If that was the mid-90's, he's considerably heavier now, though, I'd never have guessed that much. Maybe he wears a girdle? j/k
Danimal said on 4/Sep/06
He was over 220 pounds. He weighed himself as a bet in the early to mid 90's ON THE SHOW. Someone brought out a scale and he weighed himself. He was in his 220's.
Viper652 said on 3/Sep/06
Hes 220? Wow I didnt think he weighed that much.
Danimal said on 3/Sep/06
He carries over 220 pounds quite well for a man of his height.
Danimal said on 3/Sep/06
I give him at least 5'10" based on everything I've seen. 5'9" just seems too low.
Viper652 said on 2/Sep/06
I agree Chris. I think he is either 5-9 or 5-10 Max. One of those 2 heights.
Chris said on 1/Sep/06
Bill Maher was on the show. Jay was maybe 1 inch taller, mo more. Jay cant be over 5'10'', maybe he is only 5'9''. I thought Bill Maher was taller than 5'8'' though.
MD said on 18/Aug/06
Thanks for the link, Chris.

That does seem to be the disconnect bothering me, Viper. I'm really starting to wonder if Jay is a lift wearer. He never struck me as that type of person, but there seems to be sightings of him from 5'11" to 6'1", but then other times (usually more candid sightings out on the streets) you hear 5'9"-5'11". I don't think he's any less than 5'10" barefoot, but I'm really starting to doubt whether he'd be 6'0" barefoot.
Danimal said on 18/Aug/06
Leno also claimed 6'0" when they were considering him for the Tonight Show. He referred to himself as being around or about 6'0". He was also honest about his weight, actually weighing himself on stage.
Viper652 said on 18/Aug/06
And another thing, nobody has said he looks 6-0 in person. All the estimates have been from 5-9 to 5-11.
Chris said on 18/Aug/06
Yes MD, Leno has claimed 6'0''.Click Here
MD said on 17/Aug/06
Has Jay ever claimed 6'0"?
Viper652 said on 17/Aug/06
How so? If somebody could post a picture of themselves or an actual measured NFL player next to Leno that would be a huge step forward. I know we had a picture of 6-4 1/2 Vince Young with Leno and Young dwarfed him.
Danimal said on 17/Aug/06
I'm always suspicious of your motives on here Viper.
big daddy said on 17/Aug/06
Leno and Duchovny are hugging in one picture, how much clearer does it get than that? If Leno was a full 1.25" shorter then Duchovny, as we have it listed now, it would be obvious in the photos. What do you say Rob?

[Editor Rob: I watched the first minute, he appears taller to me as he walks to greet leno, and maybe leans onto leno a tad more for their manly hug, not a great comparison]
Viper652 said on 17/Aug/06
Well most of the time actors look shorter than their listed heights, Im always suspicious. That video is terrible evidence to judge Jay's height though.
big daddy said on 16/Aug/06
Viper, up to your usual tricks I see? You always accuse actors of being shorter than they are without any evidence.

Clearly there is no more than .5" between Duchovny and Leno. We have Duchovny at 6'.25", Leno needs to be upgraded at least half an inch.
Viper652 said on 16/Aug/06
Somebody posted on here that supposedly Leno said he was 5-10 at a car show.
Danimal said on 15/Aug/06
Leno always claimed he was around 6'0". It's others who claimed he was 5'10"-5'11". David Duchovny has gotten 6'0" and 6'1".

[Editor Rob: Duchovny to me looked taller, although their 'meet and greet' isn't great for comparison]
El Barto said on 15/Aug/06
David Duchovny was on The Tonight Show last week, and they looked like they were the same height. Everyone seems to agree David's six feet tall, so maybe Jay is, too.
Anonymous said on 10/Aug/06
I used to see Jay at the Hermosa Beach Comedy & Magic Club in the early 1980s and he seemed well under 6'0". I remember that chin hanging over the stage and he was real thin back then.

Glenn said on 7/Aug/06
Frank always makes that mistake.
Frank2 said on 7/Aug/06
Yes, I can see when lifts are used.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Viper, you dit it again. You said "all these guys". You don't know all the guys, nor do you know there real height. I have nothing against you personally though. I actually think you're okay and I agree about Leno being 5'10". As for Frank2, you can't SEE lifts, if he were wearing them. They're IN your shoes.
Viper652 said on 5/Aug/06
I never said "probably" Danimal, now you are putting words in my mouth. I said I wouldnt be surprised because sometimes he can look that short to me. If I had to bet money I would say he was 5-10 even. And about college football heights, all these guys who go to the combine are measured 1-2 inches shorter than their listed heights.
Glenn said on 5/Aug/06
I agree his is no taller or smaller than 5-10.never met him.rarely over here.
Frank2 said on 5/Aug/06
One more time. I see Jay almost once a month at a local bookstore specializing in auto books. He and I are the exact, same height and I'm 5'11". And I've never seen him wear lifts of shoes with huge heels. Put it to bed people. It's getting old.
Danimal said on 4/Aug/06
Jay has referred to himself as around being "around", or "about" 6'0". I have read 5'10" and 5'11" listings. I believe 5'10". Viper, your doing your thing again saying that he's probably 5'9"-5'9.5". Why would you say that? Just because you feel like making him small than he is? That's what bothered me about Jason and Cycklops and you have those tendencies as well, just for the sake of doing it. Furthemore, how can you claim that 95% of all college football players heights are fudged by 1-2". You state this as if it were a fact, as if you know 95% of the players personally. Things like that bother me Viper. Don't generalize with these MASSIVE percentages, when you can't back it up.
DudeX said on 4/Aug/06
Steve Schirripa was on the set yesterday, and Jay looked about 2 inches shorter, 5-11 seems right. Maybe 5-10.5.
mark said on 20/Jul/06
my dad is 5'10 and he was a 1 or 2 inches shorter than jay
Anonymous said on 19/Jul/06
The Leno show with Ryan Seacrest aired last night. Leno was only 2 inches taller. I think he is at most 5'10".

[Editor Rob: well, Frank2 - not here no more - did mention he saw him on more than a few occasions and always thought he was same height, 5ft 11...I dunno]
Danimal said on 15/Jul/06
Not related to heightt, but check out this clip from 1983 when Jay Leno was on David Letterman. He's dressed as a biker??? Click Here
Viper652 said on 14/Jul/06
gm, I wouldnt be surprised If Jay really is 5-9, 5-9 1/2.
gm said on 14/Jul/06
I passed him in the Las Vegas airport. He was shorter than I expected. I am a fraction under 5'10" and he seemed slightly shorter.
Viper652 said on 27/Jun/06
Leno is really dwarfed by 6-4 1/2 Vince there.
Gramps said on 24/Jun/06
Actually, when I look at that Vince Young photo more carefully, I think Selvin may be taller than Leno (camera angles, closeness to camera, etc.). Oops!
Viper652 said on 24/Jun/06
Im just going by the percentages here that 95 percent of college football players are 1-2 inches shorter then their billed heights.
Gramps said on 23/Jun/06
Viper, can you document 5-10 or 5-11, because all the web references I see are 6-0.
Viper652 said on 22/Jun/06
Selvin Young isnt 6-0. Hes either 5-10 or 5-11.
MD said on 21/Jun/06
You want that explained? Tom is notorious for lifts. That's about it.
Chris said on 14/May/06
Jay said he was 6 ft in an article. He looks 5'10''-6ft. Are you still unsure on Leno Rob?
DudeX said on 7/May/06
Jay with Kate Winslett picture shows that Leno is 0.5 or 1 inch taller than 5'9 Nick Lachey
Viper652 said on 7/May/06
I thought Russell was 5-8.
Frank2 said on 6/May/06
Who's the same height? Leno? If so then that's just plain nonsense. That is unless Kurt was wearing huge shoes. Russell is no more than 5'9".
Anshelm said on 5/May/06
Same height as Kurt Russell.
Frank2 said on 5/May/06
I think McEnroe was always a six footer. I take most of what celebs say and throw it out immediately. Remember when Sharon Stone announced she had cancer and then was somehow miraculously cured? Later she had to admit her diagnosis was wrong, that she didn't have cancer. Then we had Magic Johnson announcing he suffered from the HIV virus only for it to miraculously disappear a few years later. These dimwits will say just about anything to get attention.
Frank2 said on 5/May/06
I've seen McEnroe and he's about an inch taller than me so I'd say his stretching exercises worked. As you can see, Leno's about an inch shorter.

This cracks me up. When I say a celeb is shorter than they claim I get arguments. When I say they're taller I get equal arguments.

[Editor Rob: I guess the only person you should listen to is your wait, she says your 6ft too!

Maybe mcenroe's years of stretching for his bad back made him taller, its a rare thing but not improbable. There's a few other celebs who have said this, or some who have done alexander technique and have impecabble posture and maybe just look taller as a result]
Viper652 said on 4/May/06
I just saw the picture with a Confirmed 6-4 1/2 Vince Young. Both stading up straight. No way in hell is Leno 5-11.
MD said on 4/May/06
This is weird, Josh Lucas was just on his show (5/3/2006-5/4/2006), and, again, he and Jay looked EXACTLY the same height when they came out and did the complimentary handshake and hug. Maybe Jay really is 5'11", but that still brings into question Josh's height. One thing we can assume about Jay is that he is a constant. If you guys have heard some of his guest bring up this point, they make a point to bring up that, like Einstein, Jay is notorious for wearing the same denim outfit before the show. I'd imagine that he's not the type of guy that would wear lifts depending on his guests as some suggested, here.

This really makes me wonder if Josh Lucas is being honest, enough...I wish that he'd include pictures of guests on his shows website.
Viper652 said on 3/May/06
Leno is 5-11?? I find that extremely hard to beleive. Hes even said out of his own mouth that hes 5-10 Frank!!! He looks 5-9 1/2 to 5-10 at the very maximum.
Frank2 said on 3/May/06
I just saw Leno a week ago at his favorite car bookstore. He's exactly my height. In other words he's 5'11". He just doesn't stand up straight all the time. But when he needed to grab a book that was high up on the shelf he reached up and grabbed it without having to stand on his tiptoes. Now Johnny Carson was 5'10". And people still argue he was nearly 6' which is ludicrous.
MD said on 3/May/06
Just a T.V. Sighting...

I was watching the Tonight Show tonight (5/2/2006-5/3/2006), as I usually do, and Kurt Russell (5'9") was a guest. When he walked out, he and Jay were exactly the same height. Jay is definitely no more than 5'10". He does need to be taken down.
Alex said on 12/Apr/06
I'd go with 5'10. He doesn't look 5'11.
Steve said on 11/Apr/06
that picture with vince young proves he is around 5'10. Vince Young is only 6'4.5
bahbah said on 8/Apr/06
My cousin took a picture with him he looks about 5'8 - 5'9 :P
Chris said on 6/Apr/06
Check this out. Is this the Jay Leno saying hes six feet tall? Click Here
Chris said on 6/Apr/06
Jay leno shook Gary LeVox hand, (leadsinger of Rascal Flatts) listed as 6 feet, they looked the exact same height. Now Jay wears 1.5 inch shoes. That makes him 179 cm barefoot. 5'10''. He is about that height, Id say 5'11'' is too much.
Brett said on 22/Mar/06
Rob, he does claim to be 5'10", so why do you think 5'11"?
Mr. R said on 11/Mar/06
Terry Bradshaw usually refers to himself as 6-2 or 6-3, so he is probably closer to 6-1. He interviewed 6-5 Big Ben of the Steelers, and Ben towered over him.
Asi9 said on 11/Mar/06
Terry Bradshaw is listed [probably accurately] on the NFL Hall of Fame website as "6-3". When Bradshaw embrasses Jay on the Leno show, Jay does not appear to be any more than 2-3 inches shorter than Terry.
DudeX said on 28/Feb/06
i just saw jay leno's show yesterday, Ellen Degeneres was on the set with maybe 0.5 heels. He was 2 inches taller tops. ( Ellen is 5'7.5-5'8)
Frank2 said on 26/Feb/06
I run into Jay almost once a week at a well-known auto book store and he's five feet eleven. He's also one of the nicest celebs in the business.
Chris said on 21/Feb/06
Jay Leno and Ralph Finnes stod next to each other in the very end of the tonight show. It was about 1 inch of diffirence. Ralph Finnes is about 6. I think Leno is 5'10 barefoot.
MTed said on 13/Feb/06
Saw him at the Rock Store in Mulholland. I'd say he is the 5'11" to 6'0"" range. He is definitely taller than 5'9" big head or not. And he does have a big head!
shaky said on 4/Feb/06
Two to Three Inch Heigh Shoes - there is your answer
Assume he is 5'10 wearing black leather business shoes with the lifts in them (not hard to find at all these days) it would lift him up to 6' - 6'1.
His suites he wears also make him appear more slender and thus the illlusion of tall
add in a quarter inch for that puffy hair of his and he is prolly flying around the 6' range when he's all made up.
6 foot 1.5, 16, still growing said on 2/Feb/06
just wondering, but has anyone else noticed in his jaywalking clips he's almost always taller than the person he's interviewing. I don't think I've ever seen a woman taller than him being interviewed by him on that show, during the countless times I've seen that show. Maybe I missed it when he interviewed a woman taller than him, but he almost always interviews short or average height women, never tall. So he always seems pretty tall, like at least 5 foot 11. anyone agree?
JR said on 2/Feb/06
Jay Leno is 5'9. He said so himself. Leno seems the same height as Mel Gibson and only a tad taller than Tom Cruise.
Brett said on 31/Jan/06
one of my g/fs was recently in the states for her sisters wedding, and she went to the tonight show with Leno. She and her sister and fiance all met Leno, prior to the show commencing, and they shook hands with him etc... When she was telling me about him she couldnt help saying how short and fat he is ( which I always thought he was), and even her sisters Fiance said he was short and fat, and he himself is hardly 5'9". So maybe Leno enjoys the odd lift, but if he were 5'11" I dont know if they would have said short and fat? maybe just fat hahaha. I read in a car magazine I had aswell, all about Jay ( It was an Aussie one, called wheels, but an older one) and his passion for cars. Now he owns a Maclaren F1 and some lotus ( cant remember off the top of my head) and how its not suited to big people, and that he is only 5'10" and he even finds it tight. So he claims to be 5'10", not that it means anything.
Pookie said on 28/Jan/06
Sean William Scott is the same height as Jay Leno, when he appeared on his show. Mr. Scott is a solid 5'10". I also think that jay Leno gets shoe lifts according to his guest heights. 5'9.5 Truly
CoolJ said on 26/Jan/06
I think he's a weak 5'11"
s22 said on 26/Jan/06
I always thought him to be 5'10" rather than 5'11"
CoolJ said on 22/Jan/06
Sal: Kinda hard to tell with that picture.. That's a ludicrous height difference to even try to calculate.

Ed said on 12/Jan/06
He's just about 6ft even, maybe 5ft11 1/2. All these actors who come on his show, more or less look their apparent heights next to him. If you say Tim Allen is the same height as him, give or take, that would make sense. I met Tim Allen, and he is right about 5ft11.
Sakanna said on 9/Jan/06
Nah! He's over 6' tall. Trust me.
MD said on 6/Jan/06
He's definitely not 6' (even in shoes), so Tom's height is probably exaggerated by an inch or two. It's just that simple, really.
Gramps said on 6/Jan/06
Tom Arnold (6'1") was on Leno tonight looking no more than 1" taller than Jay. They stood side by side for quite a while.
gdawg said on 3/Jan/06
5'10" is my best estimate from seeing him in person. He visited USC's campus when I went to college there. At one point he was standing 5 feet in front of me, but there were a lot of people crowded around him. I remember people around campus saying that he wasn't as tall as they thought.

On a related note, when Brad Pitt was on Leno one time, they appeared the same height when shaking hands. If anything, Pitt may have been a little shorter.
Viper652 said on 29/Dec/05
He honestly looks 5-9.5. Im sure he just rounds up
MD said on 28/Dec/05
Finally, someone remembers a verbal confirmation of height. If he says 5'10" he's defintely not above that seeing as how most men either overstate their height, or tell them on the dot.
Chris said on 27/Dec/05
On the tonightshow in the very end, Jay Leno, Tim Allen and Rod stewart stood next to each other, they looked the same height. Jay Leno is 5'10''. He stated his height just before a carrace in Los Angeles about a year ago.
Danimal said on 18/Dec/05
He was slightly shorter than Henry Rollins, who has been listed between 5'9"-5'11" and he was also taller than Eddie Murphy by at least an inch, if not two and isn't Eddie supposed to be 5'10"? He has stated that he is around 6'0". That is his measurement with shoes most likely, so I would give him 5'10" without.
Picture said on 16/Dec/05
5 ft11 is right, he looked an inch or so shorter than Travolta. The most who has seen this guy also says that he is quitte tall.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/05
Let's see now, Sven. You are 5'10", therefore Jay Leno is 5'10". Do I have that right?
sven said on 15/Dec/05
viper 452 im 5-10 and your right, leno is 5-10 barefoot as well. im a male model and i was measured at the modeling agency and im 5-10 barefoot and 6 foot with boots on
Gramps said on 10/Dec/05
Yeah, Leno is somewhere between 5'11" and 6'0".
blc said on 10/Dec/05
Leno's not more than 5'9" I've been measuring him against his guests for years.
Joel said on 3/Dec/05
when he does his "j-walking" thing on the street, he usually looks pretty tall compared to the other people on the street. I'd say 6'0
Mr Ssss said on 3/Nov/05
Lets settle this debate. someone buy a ticket to his show, post here telling us when they are going, then when a quite moment comes just shout out asking how tall he is.
Gramps said on 23/Oct/05
One thing about Leno (who I love, by the way) - - check out his shoes during the monologue. It looks to me like he frequently wears shoes with unusually high heels (maybe only when he has a tall guest???).
MD said on 19/Oct/05
Yeah, Leno doesn't look more than 5'10". I've always felt he was the perfect measuring stick for celebs since he is off average (or slightly above) height.
Anonymous said on 18/Oct/05
I think he is 5'9", personally.
However, Celebrity Fansites states that hes 5' 10"

Birth Name: James Douglas Muir Leno
Birth Date: April 28, 1950
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York, USA
Height: 5' 10"
Anshelm said on 17/Oct/05
Looked just shorter, maybe by 1 cm, than George Clooney.
James said on 13/Oct/05
Leno is 5'10" flat. Cuz Ludacris was on his show a while ago, and Luda is said to be 5'9", and Leno was clearly 1 inch taller than him.
Viper652 said on 29/Sep/05
I think Leno is between 5-9 to 5-10. Probably 5-9.5 exactly.
DP said on 28/Sep/05
I think Jay Leno would have a chuckle knowing people are guessing his height as low as 5'9"

He's no shorter than 5'10.5" but I could believe he's 5'11". I've seen Leno since he's early career and his height has stayed constant. Think about it.What earthly reason would Leno even CARE about appearing taller or wearing elevator shoes to improve his image? That absolutely makes no sense to almost being laughable. Unlike Stallone or Cruz, he has no reason to appear taller since he's NOT making movies and far from being considered a Hollywood hunk. He has a sense of reality about himself.
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/05
5'10 with shoes on? Shoes usually add an inch...dress shoes like the kind he wears on tv probably add an inch and a half
ER. said on 28/Sep/05
I don't think he's under 5'10". I think he's either 5'10", 5'11", or just inbetween those two. When Queens Of The Stone Age played on The Tonight Show, he wasen't really dwarfed by their allegedly 6'5"-vocalist Josh Homme. I'd say he was 5-6 inches shorter, tops. Not totally sure if they stood on the same even ground though.
CoolJ said on 28/Sep/05
MD: Ummm.. 5'10 in shoes, would be equivalent to 5'9". Heights are measured w/o shoes.
MD said on 28/Sep/05
If he really is 5'9" than that would put into question MANY heights on this site. I've always felt he was a solid 5'10" with shoes.
blah said on 22/Sep/05
I remember seeing Jackie Chan on his show a few years ago and he was no more than an inch taller than Jackie---there's no way he's 5'11
IRS said on 28/Aug/05
theres no way hes 5'11" he is taller than most celebs that come on the show
CelebHeights Editor said on 17/Aug/05
From a website calle 'halfalien', a blogger says:
"(Met) Jay Leno in Newark Airport (he's tall in person; very green eyes, his chin's humongous)
- Woody Allen & Soon-yi near Central Park (Woody's taller than expected, and he has freckled skin)
- Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman in downtown Newark, shooting the film "Keeping the Faith" (they both look quite dumpy without makeup, and short)"
absent said on 16/Aug/05
When Christina Ricci was on the show she looked with 10 cm heels which would make her like 164 cm still 20 cm shorter than Leno!
crazylarry said on 9/Aug/05
"Leno's 5'10". those stages have a special slant to make ppl look taller; There's a reason why Leno always greets his guests from the side entrance and never goes beyond a certain mark (b/c the stage is slanted down there); THAT, plus the camera angles, plus the possibility of shoe lifts..."

the stars have much bigger egos the the talk show host, if anything the celebrities have a slant that make them appear taller
Anshelm said on 10/Jul/05
Before I had heard of any given height for him, I used to come up with a guesstimate of 5'10", compared to the guests whose height I knew. 5'11" may not be out of the question, but 6' certainly is.
jack said on 29/Jun/05
He's an inch taller than Jacky Chan (when they shook hands) so he's around 5 9ish.
Drew said on 29/Jun/05
"Also, I hope that big heads don't make one look shorter or I'm in trouble!"

LOL, well Jay Leno looks below average height with that huge head of his. I guess just like an overweight person can look shorter, someone with a big/wide head can look shorter.
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/05
Leno's 5'10". those stages have a special slant to make ppl look taller; There's a reason why Leno always greets his guests from the side entrance and never goes beyond a certain mark (b/c the stage is slanted down there); THAT, plus the camera angles, plus the possibility of shoe lifts...
Mr. R said on 27/Jun/05
Hey J, I saw Leno last year after the Oscars, and he seemed about 5-10. Also, I hope that big heads don't make one look shorter or I'm in trouble!
Viper652 said on 27/Jun/05
Hes said that hes 5-10. So that is his height

[Editor Rob: when did Leno state his height?]
J. said on 27/Jun/05
I would say that he is somewhere between 5'9"- 5'11". He always seemed kinda on the short side to me but I think that's because of his stocky frame and big head. I wouldn't rule out him out as a regular lift-wearer because his height seems to flucate around different guests and he does have kind of a funny walk sometimes. So, he's nowhere near 6'0", he's just average.
Mr. R said on 26/Jun/05
I agree with you MD. Length of neck and head can affect one's view of another's height. One example are the NFL quarterback brothers,the Mannings, Eli and Payton. Payton is listed at 6-5, and Eli is listed at 6-4. But Eli insists that he is taller, and that Payton does something to extend his neck when they take pictures to make it look like he is still taller than his younger brother. I think this is one reason why we have differing versions of celeb eyewitness height. Besides lifts, blown higher expectations, and uneven flooring, I think that people don't take into account the neck and head size of both themselves and the celebs.
Mikez said on 26/Jun/05
No way is Leno 5'9.. his build makes him appear shorter than you think he would be... i have always thought he is 5'11.
John said on 25/Jun/05
I guess you subconsciously lean forwad with your head and therefore your eyes look upwards instead of straight on objects around your height.
MD said on 24/Jun/05
You know what is the defining factor in two people of the same height seeing themselves as shorter or taller than others of the same height:

The length of their neck

If you got a longer neck, your shoulders sit lower so you think you are shorter than someone of equal height. If you've got a shorter neck, your shoulders sit higher and you think you're taller than people of the same height.
Mr. R said on 24/Jun/05
John, you are touching on another issue that has not been raised here. The fact is, height is very different for each person, because it is distributed differently. I have stood next to people who look down on me eye wise, but who I am the same height, because I have a cute bump on top of my head which gives me extra height. Also, I have stood with folks who have shoulders below mine, but back to back they are taller, because they have longer necks and heads. I am stunned when people in this group make assumptions of height based upon average head and neck size. There is no such thing! Some people have longer legs which make them seem taller, and others have shorter torsos which mkae them seem shorter, and neither may be accurate from a glance. Example: I went to a one man play the other night in Hollywood, and I could tell the actor was taller than me, and I guessed about 6-1 or 6-2. When I met him afterwards, he was actually, 6-5! Why was I off? His body was in proportion - his torso, legs, and head were not long or short. We need to remember this as we take down celebs and their fake heights!
Viper652 said on 24/Jun/05
Thats weird, I seem to have the opposite Effect. Im 6-2 and when I meet other people at 6-2 they seem taller then me, yet they actually are the same height as me.
John said on 23/Jun/05
No, Viper, sorry for being sloppy with my last rant, I was tired and my mind wasn't working properly. Anyway, my point is people who's the same height or 1-2 inch taller than yourself tend to be by your opinion shorter when you meet them. But in realiy it's just an illusion by your mind, dunno the reasons, maybe you in some way got a complexity about your own height and makes your mind trick itself to believe you're taller than you actually are.

I thought, as I mentioned previously, I was steady 5'11 but in reality I'm 5'10. I had a period when I asked my friends "how tall are you?" they often answered between 5'11-6'. But whenever I was eye to eye with those 1-2-inches-talleer-than-me they looked the same height as me, but when I stod next to them and had a friend measured us it was clearly 1-2 inches difference to their favour. Consequently people that is the same height as you or only inch shorter than you, "look" by your own opinion more like 2-4 inches shorter than you. But in reality it's just an illusion and they're the same height as you.

The other part of my point. If two people are 5'10 and one of them is standing 3 feet and the other is standing 6 feet from you, who is the tallest? Of course the one standing 3 feet from you. Even if they're the same height your mind tricks itself to believe the nearest person is the tallest.

About the "eye to eye"-statement, the thing is most people tend to slightly lean back their head and that makes the eye orbit to lean back, too. Conseqeuntly your eyes stare downwards instead of straight towards on some object around your height. Since the eyes are staring downwards an instinctive conclusion would be "Hey, I need to place my eyes downwards that must make them way shorter than me."

I think that's why every celebrity comment's board it's atleast one post e.g. saying: "My friend saw Jude Law walking down the street and he must be 5'7-8. No way, he's 5'11, because my friend is 5'10 and they were eye to eye." - Conclusion if the friend would stand really close/next to Jude Law, head to head, and measure he'd probably be 1 inch taller than the friend." And of course you should question about the friend's height is really 5'10 or if it's pure b*llshit.

I'm not that good on explaining things I hope you get my theory Viper.
Viper652 said on 23/Jun/05
I dont get your reasoning john. Are you saying people who look Taller are actually the same height or shorter???
John said on 22/Jun/05
Agree with Hani. Just a note to the article above many ppl including myself thinks that people that are 1-2 inches taller than yourself is shorter. The reasons is because the distance to the object plus that you may tend to look upwards then downwards.

I always thought I was 5'11, because every person that was 5'11 looked shorter than me. But whenever I stod next to them and measured they was often 1 inch taller than me.
Hani said on 13/Jun/05
i think Jay Leno is 5'11 but it is the actors or celebrities that come to his show who are not as tall as they are listed or claim to be.
i also thought Leno is 6ft but when he stood next to clint eastwood he was about 3 inches shorter than him and Leno is 1,5 inches shorter than Tom Hanks who is 6'05 so i think leno is 5'11 but many actors who claim to be 6 or 6'1 are infact 5'11 and some times shorter than Leno.
Viper652 said on 12/Jun/05
Or maybe Will Smith is really 6-0 :) I really dont think Leno is anymore then 5-10 though, in his barefeet. He Could be 5-11, but I doubt it.
Drew said on 12/Jun/05
He looked two inches shorter than Will Smith when he was on the show about two months ago. He's probably 6ft, which is weird, because in pictures and on tv he doesn't look more than 5'8"...maybe his huge head makes him look shorter lol...yeah he's 6ft
David said on 4/Jun/05
I've heard Leno say he's 5-10 before in an interview at a car show thing he was doing...interstingly enough Pierce Brosnan was his "guest" there and I have to say Pierce was EXACTLY 1 inch taller.
hani said on 21/May/05
Dr phil is about 6'1,5 maybe 6'2 but not more so Leno is 5'11
Viper652 said on 21/May/05
I think Leno is 5-9. On his show he just doesnt look tall at all. And Numerous eyewitness reports say he is this height. I never beleived he was 5-10
MJ said on 13/May/05
he doesn't look 5'11, he looks like a 5'9 to me
Anonymous said on 11/May/05
I met Jay Leno outside of a restaraunt about 2 years ago. He's about 5'10".
mjd said on 4/May/05
just saw him stand side by side by dr. phil and he was no more then 2 inches shorter....he's 6feet maybe 6'1...
JohnnRingo said on 3/May/05
CHRIS....No offense but u can't judge off Paul Newman who used was listed at 5'9 in his youth, who knows if he lied. But he's an elderly man now and has shrunk so you can't make an accurate judgement of him becuase his height falls into question as well.
Mr. X said on 28/Apr/05
I remembered seeing a show where he had on Nicole Kidman and she had on these spike heeled boots that would give her atleast an extra 3 inches, but she only appeared about an inch of two taller than Leno. I also know Leno is an inch taller than George Clooney, which is probably why he sometimes get listed as a 6 footer. So unless you think Leno wears lifts, 5'11" seems very possible.
Chris said on 19/Apr/05
When Paul Newman was guesting the tonight show, I noticed he was about 3 inches, maybe 3.5 inches shorter than Jay Leno, so 5.11 seems about right.
jay leno said on 14/Apr/05
this guy is one of the most crucial heights to get, because if you can get him - you can get anyone on his show, and i am suspicious that he may have lifts
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
I saw Leno leaving the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars and going to Elton John's party. He stopped to talk with us and take pictures. My eyewitness account: 5'10".
tommy said on 19/Feb/05
Jay Leno is no more than 5 10". Jacky Chan appeared on his show and is a little more than an inch shorter than him. I've seen Jacky in real life and he's no more than 5 8". Matt damon is shorter than Jay Leno and claims to be 5 11". Mel Gibson is also slightly shorter than Jay Leno.

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