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.”
For more on how the Jumanji star turned lemons into lemonade, check out this excerpt from the interview:
Kevin Hart Didn’t Let His Height Stop Him From Becoming An Athlete
We won’t be seeing Hart scoring slam dunks anytime soon, but he’s no slouch on the basketball court. The comedian sees physical activity as a component of career longevity, telling The Undefeated in 2018:
“Kevin Hart the athlete is a guy that just fell in love with the idea of giving myself a long time to live … That person that you’re defining as an athlete is really a person that’s just trying to stay healthy. I put a large demand on my body. You know, 14, 15 hours a day consistently. If I’m not taking care of myself, there’s no way that I can do that at a high level. It’s impossible.”
“There’s different levels to taking care of yourself,” he added. “I’m a little extreme with it. That doesn’t mean everybody else should be extreme … And then there’s a piece of wanting to achieve greatness in there too.”
In Hart fashion, he turned his amateur athleticism into entertainment. His annual appearance at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game earned him four consecutive MVP Awards from 2012-2015. Sure, he did better as a trash talker than a free-thrower, but he scored his share of points and assists. And in 2017, he ran in the New York City Marathon, finishing in four hours and five minutes. “So out of how many billion people, under 5 percent have actually ran a marathon.” he told The Undefeated. “I want to be in that 5 percent … the marathon, I’m going to try to do five.”
Hart also turned his fitness regimen into a money-making opportunity. He was the first comedian to sign a deal with Nike, releasing Hustle Hart cross-trainers in 2016. And in April 2020, he became the face of Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Men. (Hart is also an investor in the athleisure company.)
Not bad for a short guy who tells jokes for a living. Watch him bust on NBA players and act the fool in this highlight reel from his All-Star appearances:
There’s Misinformation About Kevin Hart’s Real Height
Getting to the truth about Kevin Hart’s height involves some serious detective work. Sites like CheatSheet and even Google list him as 5-foot-4. Add Height also echoes this figure, going as far as to clarify that they don’t take lifts or thick soles into account. But other sources report that he’s two inches shorter.
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:
Breaking news people….I think I grew a little bit. I just had to add a line on my height wall…This is HUGE! I am a full 5 foot 5 now. From now on when I play Basketball I’m going to need to be fed in the post damn it….I’m drop stepping all day!— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) June 14, 2018
A year later, he joked that he was still growing:
Yo I grew a little bit…I just measured myself on my height tracker on the wall in my house and it says that I grew a quarter of an inch….oh yeah. Life is great!!!!! Haters will say that I’m photoshopping my pics now that I’m taller— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 6, 2019
How Tall Is Kevin Hart, Actually?
The definitive answer is that Kevin Hart is 5’2″ tall. 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.
To watch the humorous interrogation, check out the video:
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.