How tall is Jay Leno

Jay Leno's Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11 (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 (42 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.72in (179.6cm)
Current: 5ft 10in (177.8cm)
avi said on 13/Apr/23
Strong 5'10.5 peak

Now close to 5'10 flat
5'7 and a fraction said on 5/Apr/23
Not sure why, but I always thought this guy was like 5'7 - 8 range.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/22
I watched an interview with Jay many years ago where he said that he went for an audition and the casting agent wanted someone who was 6'0". Jay said he was really 5'10" but claimed to be 6'0" to get the role and he stuck to that height for the rest of his career. He's NEVER been over a flat 5'10" and is less today at 72 years old.
Jesica said on 22/Jun/22
Jawilder said on 18/Mar/22
5’10.5” peak

QM6'1.5"QM said on 27/Apr/22
1.5-1.75 inches shorter than R Reagan ...and he claims 6'0 tall :)
Jawilder said on 18/Mar/22
5’10.5” peak
JustJoey said on 9/Apr/21
I don’t think he was more than 5’10” peak.

He got a lot of mileage out of his poofy hair.
Genau 5ft9 7/8 said on 11/Feb/21
5ft10 3/4 Peak current 5ft9 3/4
johnnysidgursson said on 29/Jan/21
5'9-5'10 nowadays
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
Jimmy Fallon would definitely edge this guy out
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
I would say same height as George Clooney peak
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
Def not 6’ and not even the full 5’11” either...
slim 6'1 said on 12/Jan/21
179.5 peak
177.5 today as a 70 year old man
VitoCheng said on 24/Nov/20
OriginalAnon said on 26/Jun/20
Peak height 5'11''. Current 5'10''.
Canson said on 19/Nov/19
5’10 range
Bora said on 17/Sep/19
Looks shorter like around 5'10" but i dont know why
Rizzo said on 5/Jan/19
Met Jay in '06 was still 179-180.
Greg99 said on 26/Dec/18
Jay was the same height as Seinfeld - both were 5'11 - he's probably lost about half inch or an inch since peak.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
He was 5'10.5"-5'11", so this seems right, more around 5'10" today. Jay Leno is around 5'11" at peak and like 5'10" or slightly over it current height
Canson said on 4/Nov/18
@Rising: I’m in agreement. Imho his listing is like the Rock’s. He’s 5’10 today and 5’10.5 peak from how I see it.
andre oliveira said on 10/Oct/18
Hello rob how much you estimate ryan sheckler here with jay leno and jonas brothers the picture was taken in 2008 i find strange because there is a picture with ryan and justin bieber and they are same height are all the others using lifts even jay leno if so what is ryan height there with shoes see the link

Click Here

Bulan said on 14/Aug/18
Rob, if you had to estimate, what would you say the length of Jay's head is? I know a lot of people exaggerate it, but his head still seems a pretty good length.
Editor Rob
Well, I'd think closer to 10 than 9 for sure!
Dmeyer said on 16/Jul/18
If hé is still near 179cm then arnie is near 180-181
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 8/Jul/18
5'10" Tim Allen was taller than Jay in 2014 (Leno was 5'10" at his peak): Click Here
Jakes said on 13/Apr/18
5’10” peak, at most, and less would not be surprising.
Mighty man said on 15/Mar/18
Just saw a clip of Jay Leno and Arnold swarzengger standing opposite each other discussing cars in particular one of Arnold Mercedes, and jay Leno was taller.

Does that mean Arnold is only 5’9 nowadays?
Kurtz said on 27/Oct/17
i don't believe anything over 176 cm peak or current. never.
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Marquis said on 14/Oct/17
Looks 5'10" at absolute most these days. And wouldn't believe anything over 5'10.5" peak.
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
Sarah said on 15/May/17
5'11" range (peak)
Here is Jay with Margo Dydek. How tall is she, about 7'1"?
Click Here
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
Click Here

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...
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.
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
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 !


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
Clay said on 23/Jun/09
Agreed Alex.
MD said on 19/Jun/09

It'd be nice if you could post that photo, here. If you don't know how, you can ask Rob for assistence.
charlie said on 18/Jun/09
i'm 5' 10.5" with shoes and i'm about same height as him in a pic i have side-by-side.
Alex said on 21/May/09
5'10-5'10.5 seems more right for Leno. Certainly not under 5'10 but doesn't look a full 5'11 either.
jessica said on 19/May/09
Actually, I think Jay is 5' 11". Tonight, Cameron Diaz (who is 5' 8) was the guest and she was wearing 3 inch heels making her the same height as Jay.
Jason W. said on 3/Apr/09
he did appear to be a good 3 inches taller than carrot top(who is guessed at 5 10 on this site) last night. i would guess carrot top as closer to 5'8 tho.
Hanging upside down said on 19/Mar/09
Apparently some people who comment on here think 1 inch is "towering." Shaq standing next to a 5'9 is "towering." 5'10 vs 5'9 is not. If Jay Leno was 5'9 tops as some say, he would look VERY short compared to President Obama, but he doesn't.
Clay said on 27/Feb/09
5'6.5-5'7 Frank Caliendo looked within 3 inches of Jay. 5'11 is Jay's absolute max.
Brent said on 7/Jan/09
solid 5'11, I like to use talk show hosts as a measurement of height when they have celeb guests. Leno at 5'11 and Ellen at 5'7 are very accurate.
Jlee said on 3/Jan/09
nicole looks way taller in small heels Click Here
Jay said on 5/Dec/08
The comments on here are varied, and rightfully so. Jay Leno is one of those guys whose height seems to vary somewhat. He sometimes appears to be 5'9", and other times closer to 6'. I would say that he's 5'10". The stated height of 5'11" may be reached when he's wearing shoes with a large sole / heel.
- Jay
Elf said on 3/Nov/08
Does anybody realise that Daniel Craig looked about an inch taller than Jay Leno. If Leno is 5'11, Craig is 6 feet.
phil said on 3/Oct/08
Just saw an episode of test drive on Speed with Tommy Kendall interviewing Jay Leno at his garage full of cars. Tommy Kendall tells the viewers almost every week that he's 6'4" and has trouble fitting in many cars that he's testing. He's standing beside Jay Leno during the entire interview and the top of Leno's head is at the bottom of Kendall's nose. If Leno is 5'11" tall, then something is really wrong. He appears to be 5'10" max. P.S. They are both wearing running shoes and wearing casual clothes.
Lenad said on 2/Oct/08
Hes nothing above 5'11.
Clay said on 22/Sep/08
Jay looks 5'10 but I guess his stocky, plump build may hide the fact that he's 5'11''.
Guy said on 18/Sep/08
Steve Schirripa (Judgmental ****)at 6'1" is only about 2 inches taller than Leno standing side by side.
MD said on 29/Aug/08
The gold-metal wrestler is 5'4".
Anonymous said on 29/Aug/08
Henry Cejudo (Olympic Gold Medal) is listed at 5' 4" in his olympic profile.
Clay said on 28/Aug/08
Well Jay certainly dwarfed that gold medal wrestler he had on his show last night (Wednesday). That wrestler had to be like 5'6'' max because Jay just scrapes 5'10'' as he wasnt much taller than Bill Maher.
yoney said on 7/Aug/08
He should be around 5 ft 10.5-5 ft 11. I can't see him taller than 180 cm.
Clay said on 5/Aug/08
I cant see Jay much over 5'10''.
Frank2 said on 5/Aug/08
I see Jay all the time at a local auto bookstore. He drives a different car there each time. We've spoken several times. He and I appear to be the same height and I'm 5'11".
Mr. R said on 5/Aug/08
Leno is between 5-10 and 5-11. Probably closer to 5-10.
Jay said on 27/Jul/08
Josh! Jimmy Kimmel is not 5'7 or 5'8. He's 5'11.
Josh said on 24/Jul/08
They say Jimmy Kimmel is 6'0" that impossible and to think Jay Leno is taller. Jay Leno is about 5'10" to 5'11" and Jimmy Kimmel is about 5'7" or 5'8"
This plus said on 19/Jul/08
He's as tall as hugh grant
hugh is solid 5'11" no more no less
Ed(1) said on 18/Jul/08
I'm convinced after seeing last night's show with Coldplay as the musical guest, that Leno is 6ft minimum in shoes. The difference between Chris Martin(6ft1.25) and Leno was roughly 2 inches, the same difference I had with Martin when I met him. I stand 5ft11.75 out of bed, and 5ft11.25 by the evening. With shoes I'm anywhere between 6ft0-6ft1 depending on the type(boots, dress, running, etc.).

5ft11 is a good listing for Leno, since I'm assuimng he does wear a bit of a lift in his dress shoes, or just thicker heeled ones. I'd guess he's anywhere between 6ft0.5-6ft1 in shoes. The footage of Martin and Leno together was taken on an outside stage where they performed, not in the studio, so the usual odd angles when a celeb walks out for the greeting wouldn't come into play.
Davey said on 12/Jul/08
Hes a solid 5`10.No more.
Viper said on 8/Jun/08
Over 5-11 is impossible.
Mystery Guest said on 6/Jun/08
I've met him several times and talked with him for quite a bit. He's probably 6 feet. He is definitely more than an inch taller then my 5 ft 10 husband.
Guy said on 6/Jun/08
Just saw Gordon Ramsey on Leno with a good long cooking session on screen where the two of them stood side by side for many minutes. Good equal ground, camera long shot. Much more accurate then judging guests as they walk out and greet Leno at bad angles etc. Ramsey was definately not much more than 2 inches taller, and 2 1/2 is really pushing it. Not 3 inches for sure. Ramsey is most often listed 6'2" and looks it and on this site 6'1.5". Leno appeared very minimum 5'11" and possibly 6" if Ramsey is 6'2". If Jay is only 5'9" then Ramsey would only be 5'11" -5'11.5" which is impossible.
Jack said on 28/May/08
I met Leno backstage in Vegas this weekend. I'm a full 6'1", and he was almost as tall as I am. I would peg him as about 6 foot.
Joe said on 13/May/08
to runt: Woods is 5'10.5 and Leno is 5'11. Case closed.
M.P. said on 7/May/08
I see him shake hands with guests all the time. He's definitely no taller than 5'10", and that's with his fancy shoes on! I'd say maybe 5'9" And a half.
runt said on 14/Apr/08
Can somebody explain this?

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MarkMark said on 2/Apr/08
I think I posted here saying he was 5'11, but I just saw him tonight (Sherri Shepherd and Justin Timberlake episode) and I have to take it back.

At the end of the episode he went to greet the band (The B-52) and he seemed way shorter than normal. Justin Timberlake towered over him. Could he have forgotten his lifts?

5'9 tops in my opinion, and a lift wearer.
Anon said on 29/Mar/08
5'8-9 chance 10 probably, i saw him stand right next Mo Rocca the other night (5'11-6'1) and Mo TOWERED over him
Antron said on 29/Jan/08
Okay, I think 5'9" and change is more reasonable at least. I think he's a bit taller, but its not that important.
supersonic said on 28/Jan/08
Believe me ive dated women who were a real 5'8" and 5'9". Being a 5'10" guy I pay attention and tend to stand up straighter when around them hehe. I know the difference between 5'8" and 5'10". The ground wasn't that uneven. That was in my college days and I used to walk around in very flat shoes. I was with a friend (6'0-6'1 guy) who was also stunned by his small stature. Don't get me wrong... I love Jay. But I can't give him more than 5'9 1/4 in the morning! If Jay is 5'11" then I'm 6'0! And I've been measured many times as 5'10".... at the doc.... with friends against a wall etc.
Antron said on 25/Jan/08
He's not 5'8" supersonic. He can appear about 5'11" in shoes that don't look like lifts. He's in the 5'10" range. The fact that you were on uneven ground makes your perception suspect.
supersonic said on 22/Jan/08
I totally agree with Ken! I met Leno years ago in Seattle's "Univesity District." He was in town for a book signing at the University book store. The ground we were standing on was a bit uneven so I seemed to tower over him.. even so I still don't give him 5'10 because I am 5'10 exactly and I was taller than Jay. I say 5'8... 5'9 tops. Believe me I was shocked! I had always pictured him as 5'11-6'0 and just a thicker guy. He wasn't as stocky as I had envisioned either.
Antron said on 20/Jan/08
if he is a little under 5'10 then that would have Leno shorter than 5'11. I don't think cowboy boots would give LT a full inch advantage over Leno who is surely in dress shoes; 0.5in at most would be my guess. Maybe an inch over his barefoot height, but not over Leno's height in dress shoes.
Vegas said on 18/Jan/08
LT is wearing cowboys there too, so about a 1" footwear advantage
Viper said on 18/Jan/08
And its been shown that there is a good chance that LT could be in the 5-9-5-9 1/2 region. At least in many pictures.
Antron said on 17/Jan/08
I was just on Ladanian (5'10")Tomlinson's website and there is footage of him on Leno from last year I think. He hugs Leno upon entering and Leno looks even with him, maybe half an inch taller.
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Jacka G said on 6/Jan/08
Very hard to tell with Jay. Tiger Woods was on a while back and they were the same hight. Also on Leno's on line show "Jay's Garage" In one clip when he's driving his commeent was that he just about 6 feet tall.
Bifrons said on 28/Nov/07
Saw Tom Cruise and Jay Leno at Krispy Kreme in Burbank a few years ago. I'm 5'10.5". I thought Cruise was a kid 'till he turned around. Leno seemed about 5'9-10".
GUS said on 31/Oct/07
Tom Cruise was on Leno last night. If Cruise is 5'7", as stated here, Leno is no more than 5'10". Standing face to face, they looked no more than an inch apart. At the end of the interview, standing side by side, Leno looked 2 inches taller. Of course, all of this does not take lifts into consideration.
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.

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