How tall is Jay Leno

Jay Leno's Height

5ft 10.5in (179.1 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11in (180.3 cm)
American talk show host. He once said on twitter: "I'm six-feet tall".

How tall is Jay Leno
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.9in (180.1cm)
Current: 5ft 10.28in (178.5cm)
Junior said on 15/Aug/17
He maybe 5'10.75" at his peak and drop some height now at 5'10.25" lowest
Canson said on 14/Aug/17
Never more than 5'10.5 tops
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 13/Aug/17
He was never 5'11".
Jug said on 8/Aug/17
Every bit of 5'11 for sure. Big frame can make him look taller.
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Aug/17
Rising174, ok I'm sorry, I didn't mean to force words into your mouth.

I'd go as low as 5'10.75 for Leno, Leno and Clooney have the potential to measure within nanometers, They both have massive chins btw.

I still stick to my estimation, but I'd accept a 1/4 or 1/2 in downgrade without an argument.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 3/Aug/17
Looked 178-179 when 195 Kobe Bryant came to the show. Keep in mind Bryant was only 19 at the time so Leno was at his peak height, hasn't lost anything at the time. 178-179 peak for Leno.
Rising - 174 cm said on 30/Jul/17
@Slim 182: I didn't necessarily say there was. I just said 179 or 180 peak is debatable and probably at least 1 cm less nowadays. But by the time Mamun was on Leno's show, he certainly didn't look more than 178-179 range.
Slim 182 cm said on 27/Jul/17
Rising, there's nothing 178/179 about him like george Clooney, Lenos listings fine.
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/17
Though unlike Hugh, who claims 5'11", Leno has always claimed to be 6 feet, which is what 95% of 5'11" guys do anyway. Actually, I never looked at Hugh much, but he looked under 5'11" to me with Jimmy Fallon(who is listed pretty accurately at 5'11.5") and Charles Barkley, and keep in mind, Hugh still seemed shorter than 5'11" to me even using my estimate for Barkley as the reference and I believe Barkley is 2 cm taller than Rob lists him.

As for Leno, no way he was only 5'10" flat peak. His stocky build and big head make him give a shorter impression so I can understand how one would imagine him that height, though and it's possible he's around that now in his mid 60s and I do think it's a legitimate question whether he was 5'10.5" or a full 5'11".
Slim 182 cm said on 25/Jul/17
5'11.1 peak
5'10.6 now

This lad and Hugh grant are the only legit 5'11s.

Final guess btw.
even said on 22/Jul/17
peak = 180 cm , now = 178 cm
even said on 22/Jul/17
peak = 180 cm , now = 178 cm
Sarah said on 15/May/17
5'11" range (peak)
Here is Jay with Margo Dydek. How tall is she, about 7'1"?
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Anonymous said on 24/Apr/17
Looks 5'10" flat next to 6'4" Timothy Stack.
Danimal said on 4/Apr/17
Sonny Black said on 4/Apr/17
Hah Jay's always trying to claim 6ft, but a lot of 5'11 guys do.

He's never been over a flat 5'10".
Sonny Black said on 4/Apr/17
Hah Jay's always trying to claim 6ft, but a lot of 5'11 guys do.
andre said on 11/Mar/17
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here you have ryan sheckler with jay leno how much you see ryan height ?
Hijopotamus said on 25/Jan/17
Looks close to 6 feet with shoes. Who knows if small lifts inside.
berta said on 24/Jan/17
hahah funny that the average guess is guessing him taller now than peak :p
Danimal said on 3/Dec/15
Jimmy Fallone and Jay Leno in 2013. Jay is LESS than 5'10": Click Here
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
James Wilcox said on 19/Jan/12
He is 5'11, I did an interview with him and I'm 6' and one half inch and I was about an inch and a half taller at most!
Yelmer said on 29/Dec/11
IDK - he always even recently still looks 5'11" in the video and in the pic Mamun seems to be standing really tall/erect, almost uncomfortably so, while Jay seems very loose and hunched even just standing
Paul said on 27/Dec/11
no taller than 176cm
Senguia said on 28/Nov/11
LOL 6'0 peak. Hes never been taller than 5'10.
ACG said on 27/Nov/11
The difference in posture between Jay and Mamun is drastic. He's still close to 5'11" today. 6'0" for peak is possible, albeit unlikely. Probably a very solid 5'11" for most of his career.
ChiasmataX said on 21/Nov/11
Watched the video. He's 177-178cm (not 179cm) considered he had footwear advantage over Mamun.
josh said on 19/Nov/11
5'10 is right saw him when howie mandel got his star on the walk of fame..with shoes he hovers around 5'11
Physics Enemy said on 18/Nov/11
I peg him at 5' 9.5" today Danimal.
Physics Enemy said on 18/Nov/11
5' 9.5", checked the vid. He looks under 2" taller than 5' 7.75" Mamun (2" minus footwear advantage). He was 5' 10" peak, if he indeed lost 0.5" since his prime.
Physics Enemy said on 18/Nov/11
5' 9.5" currently, I checked the vid. He looks under 2" taller than 5' 7.75" Mamun. He was 5' 10" peak then, if he indeed lost 0.5" since his prime.
dicksock said on 17/Nov/11
Jay is about 5'10.5" next to Mamun.
Danimal said on 8/Nov/11
Was 5'10" back in the early 1990's (shorter than Jerry Seinfeld in 1992).
Mamun said on 7/Nov/11
Please look at the vedio Maximus !


Maximus said on 6/Nov/11
this picture sucks for measurement purposes...strange angle...hard to tell lenos height.
Neil C Reinhardt said on 28/Oct/11
Methinks the person who does not think Jay whould SHRINK in heigth as OTHERS HAVE and DO has NO clue as to the facts.

I am 76, played football in HS and JC, was a Life Guard at both a city swimming pool and a resort hotel in Miami Beach, Fl, as well as being a paratrooper. So the odds are I was in better shape than Leno has ever been.

I USED to be at least 5' 10 3/4"
and I HAVE SHRUNK at LEAST 1/2 an inch.
Chameleon said on 21/Sep/11
lol @ Clay not watching the video and seeing him with good posture next to Mamun putting him at 5'10 max.
Clay said on 20/Sep/11
lol@everyone not noticing Jay lean and posture giving up a couple inches...
LUCOSO said on 13/Sep/11
this is unbeliveble jay is almost a midget now,rob isnt he claims to be 6 feet tall some years ago
[Editor Rob: there's supposed to be a few claims from him about height.]
Mathew said on 29/Aug/11
frank says on 24/Jul/11
Danimal i dont think Seinfield is 5ft 11 because he looked close to 2 inches shorter than Ex Met Keith Hernandez who is 6ft I met Keith and took a picture with him

I do believe Jerry is 5'11". 6'1" minus 2" is 5'11" anyways.
Chameleon said on 16/Aug/11
I agree looked 5'10 max..
Mamun said on 30/Jul/11
In order to avoid a big crowd , they never announce this in advance ! I was only lucky to be told a day earlier !


180cm said on 30/Jul/11
i'm 180cm at the end of the day but avg 180-181cm throughout the day.

had the pleasure to meet Leno in newyork (it was 9:00 PM) and he looked about 2cm shorter than me, so i think 179cm sounds right.

we had similar footwear, normal formal shoes around 1 inch, his shoes didnt look like elevators.
jtm said on 30/Jul/11
i would have went if i knew this was gonna happened.
LG69 said on 29/Jul/11
At most, Jay looked 5'10".
Mamun said on 27/Jul/11
Your Welcome Oddway ! With more support from posters such as yourself , maybe and just maybe a director may as well pick me up for a staring role in a movie ! But your support and references is all I need !


Oddway said on 26/Jul/11
Congrats on your appearance, Mamun, and a nice anecdote you provided there. Leno's height seems pretty accurate here.
Mamun said on 26/Jul/11
Thank you for all of your kind comments ! Yes GOD willingly it will soon happen ! SUPERMUN an Int'l star !


Dom said on 25/Jul/11
Definitely doesnt look less than 5'10,5" in the Mamun video.
® said on 25/Jul/11
Woah mamun going mainstream.Any hollywood offers?maybe the next bond.
Viper said on 24/Jul/11
I think he could be under 5-10.
frank said on 24/Jul/11
Danimal i dont think Seinfield is 5ft 11 because he looked close to 2 inches shorter than Ex Met Keith Hernandez who is 6ft I met Keith and took a picture with him
Mamun said on 24/Jul/11
By the way , to get an accurate height of Jay , pause right after I call him uncle Jay in the vedio ! There is a very nice shot of me and Jay with the same posture !


Mamun said on 24/Jul/11
Thanks for all of your kind remarks ! Yes A it is the same T shirt ! I have a feeling that barefoot the story would have been completely different ! You also have to remember that I never told Jay that this picture would be used to compare heights ! So he was trying to be as warm to me as possible with that pose which means " PEACE " in LA ! Still I am very very grateful to my " Uncle Jay " for everything !


Christian said on 23/Jul/11
Great Mamun:) If your´re 173 cm I would put Jay at Rob´s estimate at 179 cm.
Ras said on 23/Jul/11
I also think he's always been 5'10", he did never look as tall as 5'11". I don't think he's shrunk one bit though, perhaps 5'9.75" but then again I have no evidence that his height has changed at all in the last 10 years. But yeah 5'10" for him.
Mamun said on 23/Jul/11
Thanks Barbarossa ! I have been under much much worse situations !


tb4 said on 22/Jul/11
5`9.5 - 5`10
runt said on 22/Jul/11
well...I find him one of the harder celebs to judge. I think Jay often looks different with the same celebrity guest on different visits. Of course footwear varies, but with him it seems pronounced.

BTW, Jay's pose in this photo is indicative that he senses that he towers over Mamun. But that could just be Jay's false perception. I think if you ask Jay, considering his self-proclaimed 5-10, he would underestimate Mamun's height.
A said on 22/Jul/11
Mamun, I have that same shirt, Does yours have the superman Logo backwards when turned inside out? Mine does.

Too bad you couldn't get Jay to stand tall in the photo though, it would've made it easier to compare heights.
Mathew said on 22/Jul/11
Danimal says on 22/Jul/11
He never was 5'11". Was always 1" shorter than 5'11" Jerry Seinfeld.

I can accept that, Jerry is a legit 5'11" but that's all, I'd say Jay has to have been more of a 178-179 cm type rather than a 177-178 cm type though.
James said on 22/Jul/11
i was able to watch the tonight show but i still couden't access the mamun and jay leno page.

Its not the end of the world.
Barbarossa said on 22/Jul/11
Mamun is nice.
Danimal said on 22/Jul/11
Mathew says on 21/Jul/11
BTW that's 2" max was considering footware, and it was a brief comparisons with strange angles he can certainly be 5'10.5" with Mamun too, even though I don't think he looked much more than 5'10" flat when the angle didn't favor Jay. He's no 5'11" these days though.

He never was 5'11". Was always 1" shorter than 5'11" Jerry Seinfeld.
The Horse of FUNK said on 21/Jul/11
But yeah, 5'10.5" could still fit him, maybe 5'10.25". I think when Leno was younger he was probably something like 5'11.25" out of bed and 5'10.5" - 5'10.75" as the day wore on. Most people would call that 5'11". Now that he's over 60 years of age, it's very possible that he's lost a little height, especially if he's a motorcycle enthusiast.
The Horse of FUNK said on 21/Jul/11
I think 5'10.5" fits him fine enough.

Desks with no chairs. LOL, were you serious, Mamun?
Mamun said on 21/Jul/11
Thank you for you kind remarks Mathew !


James said on 21/Jul/11
no rob the page does not evcen load up at all. when i try and click the link this small hand comes up if that makes any sense?
[Editor Rob: I don't know the problem then, if you can view the Tonight Show main page then the other page should work aswell.]
Mathew said on 21/Jul/11
BTW that's 2" max was considering footware, and it was a brief comparisons with strange angles he can certainly be 5'10.5" with Mamun too, even though I don't think he looked much more than 5'10" flat when the angle didn't favor Jay. He's no 5'11" these days though.
Mathew said on 21/Jul/11
Wow, that's awesome Mamun was on the show! Anyways, Jay isn't more than 2" taller than Mamun imo.
tell-em said on 21/Jul/11
jay leno looked 5'10" w/ mamun.
Mamun said on 21/Jul/11
Thank you your Excellency ROB !


James said on 21/Jul/11
rob is there an easy way i could access the video with mamun and jay leno cause when i click on the link above it does not work?
[Editor Rob: I know the link works as I clicked it from my own computer and the video plays here in the UK. Does the page actually load up but the clip doesn't play, if so then it might be to do with your browser settings?]
Bradi said on 21/Jul/11
Jay Leno looks 5'10'' with Mamun considering his footwear advantage, but 5'10.5'' works as well.
Danimal said on 20/Jul/11
the shredder said on 20/Jul/11
LOL ... Jay : you had a desk with no chair
Mamun said on 20/Jul/11
Yeah uncle Jay also had some footwear advantage ! He might be checking this site very soon as I had told him about this site ! Dream come true for me as I really really admire this gentleman ! I will soon send the pictures to King ROB !


the shredder said on 19/Jul/11
LOL Mamun was on the show ... Jay to me looked 5'10.5 .
C said on 19/Jul/11
I saw Mamun on Jaywalking tonight, interviewed by Leno! Amazed to see him on TV. He looked barely shorter than Leno, which was odd. It could have been the camera angle, but looked to be no more than 1-2" shorter than Jay. Could be Jay's posture too.
stoodnext2 said on 27/May/11
I've been to his shoe and compared heights. This is right for him take OR give half an inch
Danimal said on 17/May/11
5'11" Jerry Seinfeld had about an inch on Jay in the early/mid 1990's..
Danimal said on 17/May/11
Stated his own height as being 5'10" just before he got the full time gig on the Tonight Show in the early 1990's.. It was an interview on Oprah or The Tonight Show... Now at 60+ years old, he's under that...
art said on 17/May/11
No way Absolutely under 6 foot ever notice when he does his jaywalking street interviews they pick short people

P>S> you will never see steve martin on jay leno he was his competition to the carson throne martin only gets on letterman
CJ said on 13/May/11
With Arnie recent Click Here
Ty said on 10/Apr/11
Height often comes up in his car videos when hes testing cars and he always says hes a 6ft guy which I sometimes found to be maybe a tad generous. I have no problem believing he was 6ft or even more in his 20s and 30s but like he also often says that the only exercise he does is putting the food in his mouth, it is very likely he shrunk. Weight gain, sitting, bad posture, no exercise does that to you.

If I think about it, on top of all that if you account also for the difference between morning and late evening height, man, youre looking at a considerable difference.
anon said on 12/Mar/11
He was couple of inches below Margo Dydek's shoulder.
Carguy said on 14/Feb/11
I've met Jay several times. Twice at my shop, twice at his shop. I'm exactly 5'10 1/2 inches in stocking feet. I see almost eye to eye with him, him being maybe 1/2 inch taller. That would put him exactly 5'11''. Regardless of his height, he's a friendly engaging guy that is down to earth.
Clay said on 17/Jan/11
JAck Black was no more than a foot shorter than 6'7'' Tony Robbins - though JAck was probably in lifts a lot of the time in Shallow Hal.
Anon said on 21/Dec/10
With ~5'8" Stuttering John Click Here
bk said on 18/Dec/10
that's it. everytime a celeb comes on his show, Leno never looks 5'11". Jack Black (5'6") with a shoe DISadvantage was on and clearly only 4 inches shorter at most. Leno might be a strong 5'10" at this point, but I'd bet a lot of money he ain't 5'11"
danny said on 2/Dec/10
then dicaprio is 180 cm ?
Vegas said on 30/Oct/10
hogan and leno in 1997 Click Here
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 5'11½'' 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 don´t 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. 5'10½'' 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 don´t remember what is was. Jay didn´t 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.
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 Leno´s 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 5'9½''.
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 5'11½'', saying he´s 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 can´t 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.

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