Chris Rock: A Comedic Legend with a Height Comparison to Will Smith and Kevin Hart
Real Name: Christopher Julius Rock
Date of Birth: February 7, 1965
Age: 58 (as of 2023)
Place of Birth: Andrews, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) approx
Weight: 76 kg (168 lbs) approx
Marital Status: Malaak Compton (m. 1996-2016)
Dating History: Karrine Steffans (2005), Nia Long (1991), Megalyn Echikunwoke (2015-2019), Carmen Ejogo (2020-2021), Lake Bell (2022 – Present)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Chris Rock, the renowned stand-up comedian, boasts a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm or 1.78 m) and weighs approximately 76 kg (168 lbs). With three Emmy Awards to his name, Rock gained prominence through his comedic sketches on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
Rock was unfortunately embroiled in the Oscar ‘Slapgate’ in 2022. During the 94th Academy Awards, actor Will Smith walked onstage and assaulted Rock with an open-palm strike. The slap was in response to Rock’s joke about Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.
Subsequently, in his Netflix special, ‘Selective Outrage’, Rock called Smith “significantly” bigger than him, highlighting how buff Smith was compared to him and their significant height difference. Smith stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m), making him 4 inches taller than Rock.
Given Smith’s greater height compared to Rock, a tweet on Twitter emphasized their financial valuation and reach advantage, stating, “Will Smith has a definite height and reach advantage, but Chris Rock can take the hit. Rock: $1.75, Smith: $2.15.”
A video discussing the dynamics between short and tall individuals, featuring Rock, went viral on YouTube, sparking further discussion about his height. In the video, Rock states, “For instance, short guys can talk about tall guys all day long. Short guys can say whatever they want about tall guys. I hope your head hits an air conditioning unit. I hope Bin Laden flies a plane into your lips. But tall guys can’t talk about short guys. That’s just me. Look at these midget motherf*****s, 3, 4, 5.”
Another comedian-turned-actor that Chris Rock often gets compared to is Kevin Hart. Hart once surprised Rock with a goat, live on stage, jokingly naming it Will Smith. Hart, who has openly shared his height as 5 feet 2.5 inches (1.58m), is significantly shorter than Rock by 7.5 inches.
Hart’s height is often a running joke in his comedy specials and for many of his movie characters, as he invariably stars alongside much taller male co-leads. The dynamic between Hart and his taller co-stars, like Dwayne Johnson, never fails to tickle the audience.