How Tall is Kevin Hart? The Truth Behind Comedian Kevin Hart’s Height
We all know Kevin Hart is short and the comedian has made his business of reminding us of it time and again. However, there is lingering confusion over his actual height as different websites give conflicting values of Kevin Hart’s height. Some say he is 5 feet 5 inches tall while others list him as a 5 foot 4 inches man. The actor cum comedian has not helped matters as he continuously and hilariously gives different height values.
But don’t worry we’ve done some digging and we have an official answer for you. So, keep reading to find out.
The Conflicting Height Values of Comedian Kevin Hart
A quick search on Google lists Kevin Hart’s height as 5 feet 5 inches while other sources peg him at 5 feet 4 inches, some even indicate that Kevin Hart is 2 inches taller. The stand up comedian himself has added to the confusion surrounding his height by posting different values on his social media pages.
In 2018, Kevin Hart posted a hilarious message on Twitter claiming that he had grown a few inches taller. According to the actor, he’s been monitoring his height and he has realized that he’s added extra inches.
He joked on Twitter, “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.”
The following year, Hart indicated that he’d grown a quarter inch taller when he wrote on Twitter, “Yo, I grew a little bit…I just measured myself on my height tracker on the wall in my house and it says I grew a quarter inch…oh yeah. Life is great!!! Haters would say I’m photoshopping my pics now that I’m taller.”
So, What Is Kevin Hart’s True Height?
Well, the actor cum comedian is 5 feet 2 inches and not 5 feet 5 inches as he would have us believe. A few years ago, the actor had to take a lie detector test as part of an interview with Vanity Fair. Interestingly, the first question asked concerned Kevin’s height.
The interviewer asked Kevin Hart to confirm whether he was 5 feet 2 inches which he hilariously denied saying he was 5 feet 5 inches. However, the comedian was exposed by the polygraph which kept ticking upward. The jokester then reduced his “height” to 5 foot 4, but the machine just kept going up until he finally resigned to his actual height of 5 feet 2 inches.
How Does the Kevin Heart Feel About His Height?
Kevin Hart has made a business of telling self deprecating jokes, especially about his height. This gives the impression that his height is more of a problem for him, but is that the case? Kevin Hart has learned to accept his height and be proud of it and even poked fun at it so the bullies won’t have anything to say about it.
Speaking to Oprah in 2014, Kevin Hart said, “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 handwork. 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.”
Kevin Hart has learned to embrace his height due to his rough childhood and the fact that there’s nothing he can do about it. He has consistently spoken about his upbringing and how it has shaped the way he sees himself and the world.
Kevin Hart Is Not the Shortest
Given Hart’s running joke in his movies and stand up specials about his short stature, you’ll be forgiven to think that he’s the shortest in Hollywood, but that is far from the truth. There is Danny Devito, the veteran actor, and comedian who stands at 4 feet 10 inches – that is a huge height difference between him and Kevin Hart.
Many have wondered who is taller between Tom Cruise and Kevin Hart. This was not a thing until Tom Cruise was cast to play the titular character of the 2012 film Jack Reacher based on a novel by Lee Child. Fans at the time felt that Tom Cruise did not fit the character due to his height, but is he shorter than Hart?
Tom Cruise stands at 5 feet 7 inches which makes Kevin 5 inches shorter than the Hollywood icon. However, Hart’s height means he is among the shortest in Hollywood.
Hart Is Not the Tallest In His Family Either
Even in his family, the comedian ranks among the shortest as several of his kinsmen are taller than him.Embed from Getty Images
His current wife Eniko Parrish stands at 5 foot 7 inches, even without her heels and this is clearly visible in all the photos of the two together.
His ex-wife Torrei Hart, however, is of the same height as the comedian but looks taller when the two are pictured together due to her high heels. Kevin and Torrei Hart tied the knot in 2003 and divorced 8 years later due to irreconcilable differences. The couple had two children, Heaven and Hendrix Hart, who is surprisingly taller than his father.
Kevin Hart’s Childhood and Career Beginnings
The American comedian was born in Philadelphia in July 1979 and was raised single-handedly by his mother, Naomi, who was a staff and the University of Pennsylvania. Hart developed his humor skills as a way to cope with his father’s cocaine addiction which saw him in and out of jail while the stand up comedian was growing up.
He used jokes to get himself out of trouble with the school bullies and thus, honed his skills. Later, Hart reconciled with his dad as he sobered up but lost his mum in 2007. Hart completed George Washington High School before enrolling in the Community College of Philadelphia. Still, he dropped out and moved to New York and later to Boston where he carved out a successful career.
Kevin Hart Finds Success Despite His Height
Kevin is a living testimony that one does not need to be tall to have a successful Hollywood and comedy career. Though he struggled in the early stages of his career including being booed off stage a couple of times, Hart soon found success.
Hart started touring with his first comedy special, Grown Little Man, in 2009. Before that, he landed supporting roles in movies including Little Fockers, Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Scary Movie 3. Kevin Hart is one of the highest paid comedians in the industry and his inclusion in several films has turned them into Box Office successes.Embed from Getty Images
His perfect on-screen and off-screen chemistry with Dwayne Johnson makes some of the most hilarious scenes in the movies they’ve both starred in some of which include Central Intelligence, Jumanji, and Fatherhood.
Hart’s net worth is estimated at around $500 million with a chunk of the fortune coming in from his work as a stand up comedian. Hart’s height should serve as an inspiration to everyone and nothing should serve as a barrier to attaining one’s goals.