Kevin Hart’s height has long been a topic of debate. We all know that the funnyman is short—he often makes it a point to remind us with self-deprecating jokes. But reports on his exact stats vary. We’re taking a look at the evidence to answer once and for all: how tall is Kevin Hart?
Kevin Hart Embraces His Height
Kevin Hart has never been shy about his short stature. As a child, he poked fun at his own height before bullies had a chance to do it. And as a stand-up, he’s provided plenty of laughs about it at his own expense. But in a 2014 interview with Oprah, Hart seemed far less bothered by it than his jokes would suggest.
“I don’t believe in doing things to manufacture my body to appeal to what I think people might like,” said Hart. “This is it. This is what I was given. This is my playing cards. If we were playing poker, I’ve got to make this hand work. This is it for me. And this is what I’m going to ride out. So how do you not embrace it? You get one life. One. You get one life. I’m going to embrace mine.”
Misinformation About Kevin Hart’s Real Height
Getting to the truth about Kevin Hart’s height involves a little detective work. Different sources offer different answers; everything from 5’2″ to 5’5″. It can be challenging to find out which is right.
Hart has added to the confusion. Every once in a while, he addresses social media followers with misleading (albeit very funny) tweets. Take this one from 2018 where he suggests that he keeps track of his height the same way parents do with their kids:
A year later, he joked that he was still growing:
How Tall Is Kevin Hart, Actually?
The definitive answer is that Kevin Hart is 5′ 2″, making him five inches shorter than his 5′ 7″ wife, Eniko Parrish.
In 2019, the comedian agreed to take a lie detector test while being interviewed by Vanity Fair. His height was among the very first questions posed by the journalist. But Hart, ever the jokester, initially denied the stat.
“Absolutely not,” he blurted when asked to confirm that he’s 5′ 2″. As the polygraph machine began to tick upwards, he backtracked. “Five foot four,” he said, followed by a long pause. “Five foot three,” he continued. “Five foot two-and-a-half.”
Hart, no longer able to deny the truth, relented. “Five foot two, five foot two,” he said with a tone of resignation.
Now that that’s settled, let’s get back to the laughs. We have no doubt that Hart, a self-described Energizer Bunny, has plenty more to bring.