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Average Guess (23 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.71in (179.6cm)
Current: 5ft 10.04in (177.9cm)
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.
said on 8/Sep/06
There's evidence that he wears lifts. How do you explain him looking as tall as David Duchovny (6')in one picture (Click Here
), looking slightly shorter than Al Gore (6'1") in another (Click Here
), then in another picture he's dwarfed by 6'4" Vince Young (Click Here
My guess is he's 5'10" but wears lifts to look 6'
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 can´t be over 5'10'', maybe he is only 5'9''. I thought Bill Maher was taller than 5'8'' though.
said on 1/Sep/06Click Here
Here is former Florida State quarterback Chris Rix with Jay Leno. Rix was measured at 6-2 at the 2005 NFL combine. Click Here
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.
said on 18/Aug/06
Yes MD, Leno has claimed 6'0''.Click Here
big daddy said on 18/Aug/06
IMDB has Leno at 6', so it's safe to say he (or his agent) believes he is that tall. And of course Vince Young dwarfed Leno, Young is both taller and more athletic...like most professional athletes.
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.
Chris said on 17/Aug/06
Jay is back at 6' on imdb. It changes all the time. He could be anything from 5'10'' to 5'11
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]
said on 15/Aug/06
I did some comparisons of Leno vs. Duchovny on the tonight show. They look the EXACT same height, using both eye-to-eye and top of the head comparisons. Leno is 6'0" like David.
Picture 1 - Click Here
Picture 2 - Click Here
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]
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 8/Jul/06
A couple of sites list his height at 5-10, not just imdb.
MD said on 8/Jul/06
I still think he's 5'10", as well, but IMDb is probably one of the least reliable sources around. As had been said many times before ANYONE can change the height of a celeb, there, and whoever approves the changes seems not to closely follow-up the entries very well.
said on 7/Jul/06Click Here
says he's 5'10
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.
said on 21/Jun/06
In the Vince Young photo below, 6-0 running back Selvin Young actually looks a bit shorter than Leno, although he is leaning. Leno doesn't look like he's "standing tall" either.Click Here
MD said on 21/Jun/06
You want that explained? Tom is notorious for lifts. That's about it.
said on 21/Jun/06
Leno is exactly my height. I see him almost once a week at a local bookstore specializing in automobiles.
Explain the photo? Maybe Jay was slumped down or Cruise was standing on something. The photo proves nothing. Cruise is 5'7" and Leno is 5'11".
Leno with Ron Howard: Click Here
Leno and Howie Mandel: Click Here
Leno with Garth Brooks, John Travolta and Dustin Hoffmann: Click Here
said on 21/Jun/06Click Here
Explain this Jay next to 5'7 Tom Cruise, My friend took a picture with Jay and he seemed like he was only 1-2 inches shorter then Jay my friend was 5'6
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.
said on 6/May/06
Well, that has to explain it, because when he was on the Tonight Show, as I posted on May 3rd, he was the same height as Leno. One other time (9/13/2005) Jay looked marginally taller (.5-1"):
1. Click Here
5'11" seems to be stretching it, unless it is 5'11" in his dress shoes.
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 wife...no 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.
said on 4/May/06
Leno towering over Howie Mandel: Click Here
Mandel with Drew Carey: Click Here
The IMDb claims Carey is 5'10".
Here's Howie with Jimmy Jam who's over six feet: Click Here
said on 4/May/06
When did Jay say he was just 5'10"? I watched some car show where he was complaining that with some small cars it's difficult for big guys not to hit their heads on the headliner. The way he was talking it sounded like he was describing himself.
Jay with Kate Winslett: Click Here
Jay with a group: Click Here
Jay and 6'1" Al Gore: Click Here
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
said on 6/Apr/06
Check this out. Is this the Jay Leno saying he´s 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. 5'10½''. He is about that height, I´d 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"?
Chris said on 14/Mar/06
Kris Kristofferson was on the tonight show and when Jay thanked him they looked the exactly same height. The 5'10'' Kris had his cowboy boots on, I guess it adds about 1
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.
Sal said on 22/Jan/06
Here is a pic of Shaq with Jay Leno... about 1ft 2 inch difference... http://www.wndu.com/sports/pics/pic_15105.JPG
This would peg shaq at 7'1"... but if shaq is 6'11.5" as he said on Howard Stern, then this would make Leno 5'9.5" as some readers have sugguested...
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
CoolJ said on 1/Dec/05
Closer to 5'10?
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 he’s 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.
CoolJ said on 29/Sep/05
That picture makes me question Leno's height seriously as I question whether or not Chris Rock is 5'11".
I think he's closer to 5'10
Viper652 said on 29/Sep/05
I think Leno is between 5-9 to 5-10. Probably 5-9.5 exactly.
Tony said on 29/Sep/05
In that picture Chris Rock actually is taller than Leno. They look the same height cause Leno's hair is much higher, which Chris has flat hair.
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
Hani said on 16/Sep/05
It is really confusing,leno either wears lifts or the celebrities are just not as tall as they claim.Both Ben Affleck and Ashton Kutcher looked at most 2 inches taller than Leno.
Leno looks the same height of chris rock who is 5'11 rocks footwear is obvious!!
he looks shorter by 1_1,5 inches more next Tom Hanks who is 184cm.
leno is DEFINITELY no more than 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
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
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".
cantstop25 said on 8/Mar/05
i have never thought about lenos height. I always wtch his show though and i alwyas assumed that he was around 5'9". He is definitelly not 5'11". 5'8" jennifer garner was on his show she was waering heels and she was taller by about 1-2 inches taller, if leno were 5'11" she would have to be wearing 5 inch heels. they were like 2-3 inch heels. And also just based on all the other celebrities i have seen on his show he has never appeared to be even as tall as 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.