Late-night host Jay Leno is 5 feet and 11 inches tall. The funnyman was born on April 28, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York. In 1992, he took over as host of the late-night talk show The Tonight Show, which stunned people because it was assumed that David Letterman would take over the role. Since then the two have been part of the late-night wars. Jay became a success and The Tonight Show continued to bring in ratings. In 2009, Leno left the show and Conan O’Brien was bought in as the new host; however Jay returned as host of The Tonight Show on March 1, 2010 after O’Brien was let go, a move that sparked much criticism for Leno.