How tall is Jon Stewart ?

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Jon Stewart height: 5ft 6.5in (169 cm)

American tv host of The Daily Show host has given two heights in the past: in Esquire a few years back when they had him as 5ft 6 he said "I'm 5'7", but I'm told I can play 5'6" but as the commenter said below he also said "I'm 5 6" on an early jon stewart.
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Concerned 181 cm says on 16/Oct/14
Stephen Colbert loudly declared himself to be 5'11 on the most recent episode, after getting pissed about that search engine listing him at 5'10. Then again, he also said Depp was 5'10.
Angelaaaa says on 19/Jul/14
I'd always thought he was in the 5ft10 - 6ft1 range. He hides it well on TV.
Jones says on 19/May/14
@ dwerb "Most good musicians and actors are not very tall" Most people in general are not very tall. I think that only about 5% of the population qualifies as "very tall". IMO very tall is 6'3+
Sam says on 2/May/14
Caught a bit of (the all-time classic) Big Daddy on TV the other day and I wouldn't guess under 5'7" from his appearance there as he doesn't appear that much shorter than Adam Sandler.
Brad A. says on 25/Apr/14
Hey Rob, how tall do you think Stephen Colbert is, 5'10?
Sam says on 10/Apr/14
It's possible but most comedic celebrities in his size range crack jokes about their stature.
Bart says on 9/Apr/14
John Stewart is a Napoleon Complex 5'6".... Meaning, his personality is that of a man even shorter than his physical height.... His big mouth makes him seem a bit bigger on TV, via a shortened set, and etc....
Randy says on 16/Nov/13
@mjd: What pontificator said isn't much different from what you said, I don't see why you had to nitpick over a half inch. Are you by any chance 5'6.5" trying to convince pontificator that you're in average range? Because IF so, you can't for two reasons. 1) The 68% is actually 5'7-6'0" from the 5'9.5ish average, meaning 6'1" (outside of standard deviation) IS tall (as you type it) in the same way 5'6" IS short. 2) You are still below 5'7" at 5'6.5". You can round your height up all you want, but like the 20.5 year old who is still a 20 year old and unable to drink (in the US), you still carry that 5'6" prefix and are still below the 68%.
NXR says on 15/Nov/13
@mjd:

"Although 5'9 is "average" that does not mean most men are 6'9."

I think you meant to type 5'9" here. Anyway, I don't see what 'pointificator' said that yielded such a 'nitpick', what he said wasn't THAT far off from what you said. For the record, regarding the 68%, why do you include 5'6 1/2"? Oh wait, I know, the half rounds up, a 5'6.5" guy can call himself can round up to 5'7", the beginning of 'average range', thus deeming him part of the 68% and living happily ever after unlike the 5'6" 'on the dot' guy in the corner, BOO HOO for the 5'6" flat guy, am I in the ballpark with this? If you say yes, then you are WRONG!!!!!! Like a 20.5 year old who's not 21 and able to drink, the 5'6.5" guy is NOT 5'7" hence how he still carries the 5'6" prefix in his height. He is just a legitimate/strong 5'6"-er, nothing more, nothing less.
mjd says on 28/Oct/13
@pontificator. Hate to nitpick. You said at 5'6 1/2, Jon is short. But at 6 foot, someone is tall. You wrote "but barely" in brackets. 3 inches down from 5'9 1/2 is Jons height. 3 inches up from 5'9 is 6 foot. Thus, 5'6 1/2 is short "but barely" in the same sense that 6 foot is tall *but barely.

68% of American males fall between 5'7 (lets include Jon's 5'6 1/2) and 6'1. This is a normal bell curve variation. Although 5'9 is "average" that does not mean most men are 6'9. It merely means when you average out the height distribution - most of which falls between 5'7 and 6'1 - you end up with 5'9 1/2.

To be called "short" in any meaningful sense, you would have to fall outside the normal range. A guy who is 5'3 or 5'4 is conspicuously short. 5'5 is short, but more common. 5'6 is even more common. And as you enter the 5'7-6'1 area, you're entering 68% of men.

Tall, on the other hand, would have to parallel the short. If 6'1 corresponds to 5'7, 6'2 would be about as common as 5'6. 6'3, as common as 5'5. 6'1 IS tall, however you cut it. But yes, in the world of basketball and volleyball where men on the extreme of the curve tend to gravitate, it is a smaller height. In the NBA, for example, average point guard height is 6'1 3/4. The smallest position on the court requires a height that only 2-3% of American males possess. 6'8, a height you find at the wing positions, occurs 1 out every 16,500 births.

So, in context, 6'1 is tall, 5'7 is short, but both are relatively common heights in males.
uwman says on 16/May/13
For Spinoza. I don't know the reasoning or logic behind it but I think at least in American society being tall is looked upon as being a positive thing. People seem to like tall men, find them more attractive and maybe just more impressive. I'm only 6'0 and I get a lot of attention for being "tall" even though I don't consider myself to be so. My dad is 6'4 and I have seen him get even more positive attention for his height...I can't explain it, but I do think it's a reality in the same way some of my muscular guy friends get attention for their biceps and stuff lol
TNTinFL says on 25/Mar/13
I think 5'6.5" is actually about right. He was always much shorter than most guests on his show.
Voiceless Dental Fricative says on 20/Jan/13
He said "5'6 - 5'7 range" when Paul Rudd was a guest on his show.
Johnnyfive says on 11/Dec/12
Stewart looks much taller than 5'6 range in Big Daddy and The Faculty. In Big Daddy he only apoears about an inch or inch an a half shorter than Adam Sandler and in The Faculty he towers over 5'5 Elijah Wood. I could've sworn he was 5'8 minimum!
Sam says on 5/Nov/12
He was taller than Al Roker and only a weak 1.5"-2" inches shorter than Matt Lauer in the Hurricane Sandy benefit. I never knew either were that short:
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the pontificator says on 22/Oct/12
below 6 feet is short? maybe in the netherlands. In the US, average male height is 5' 9.6". Jon's a few under average, hence 'short'. A six footer is a few inches above average, hence 'tall' (but barely). I'm 6' 1" and in the world of Tall Men, like playing basketball or volleyball, I'm a runt.
dwerb says on 22/Oct/12
look at it this way most good musicians and actors are not very tall.it means nothing(or maybe it means being shorter and hearing all the stuff growing up makes shorter people better at things because they gain strength inside and more talent).only people who are insecure or ignorant will comment about height in a negative way.have confidence in who you are and don't dwell on something you have no control over(none of us have control over height,race,where we are born or anything else like that so use your head).there will always be disrespectful dumb people out there.believe in yourself and you will have the right tall and short people drawn to you.there are good people every where tall and short.
VSC says on 21/Oct/12
Don't really care about his height, but just saw him on Night of Too Many Stars standing next to Chris Matthews and Bill O'Reilly and they looked tall compared to him.
BG says on 11/Oct/12
Tall people have the advantage, both socially and economically, at least in the USA. Of course this is a generalization, but true... in general.
Spinoza says on 7/Oct/12
I believe it would be useful if each of you who visit this site regularly explain why you care about a person's height ? . In particular why many who have commented believe short stature is a disability or an attribute that should be hidden ?
Etoile says on 21/Aug/12
Per Sam's comment of Dec 19th, Jon just explicitly demonstrated this technique on the Aug 16, 2012 show. He shakes hands while the guest is still on the floor level, then when they step up onto the podium he is already far away behind his desk. He doesn't mention his height but he does confirm this is his "short guy" technique.
Sophia says on 20/Aug/12
Its funny because there was recently an episode where he described the though process behind his introduction of interviewees and how it does make him look taller.

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