He is not just a funny comedian who makes people hold their sides with laughter, he is also a handsome man who has a great body build and impressive height. Considered to be one of America’s very talented comedians, Pete Davidson has risen quickly through the ranks to establish himself as a truly gifted man with an immense ability to crack people’s ribs and get them howling with laughter.
He is also an actor and has starred in several movies thereby becoming quite popular. This nascent fame has raised Davidson’s profile with attendant speculations about his background. There have also been frequent height comparisons with his fellow comics. So, where does the SNL star come from and how does his height hold up against his peers. All these and more are explored below.
How Tall is Pete Davidson?
Like we have mentioned earlier, Pete Davidson is a handsome man and this is one of the things that attract his many fans to him. The comedian and movie star also stands at quite an imposing height and, has a great body build which some female fans have described as ‘charming’ on social media. So what is Pete Davidson’s height?
Pete Davidson commands quite some attention with his height. The comedian stands at about 1.85m in height – calculated in feet, this would translate to 6 feet 2 inches. Apparently, Pete Davidson’s height qualifies him to be called a tall man. He himself has also joked about his height, often insinuating that he should be making good use of it and playing in the NBA.
In addition to knowing just how tall he is, we also know that Pete Davidson weighs about 75 kg or 165 lb at the moment. This gives him an impressive build which he works quite hard to keep in shape.
How Tall is the SNL Star in Comparison with Other Comedians?
Pete Davidson’s height is quite impressive but he is definitely not the tallest comedian in Hollywood. However, he also does not rank among the shortest people in the comedy business and as such, stays right in the middle doing his thing.
So, who are some of the tallest comedians in America? Well, the list starts with stand-up comic, Brad Garrett. Renowned for his work on the popular TV sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond, Garrett stands at an imposing 6 feet 8 inches or 2.04m. With such a height, he could have surely taken a shot at the NBA (pun intended). Next up on our list is the renowned comic actor, Vince Vaughn. The Hollywood star is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96m), a fact that guarantees that he is always towering above his co-stars on the set of any production.
Another American comedian who is quite tall is Conan O’Brien. The popular late-night TV show host is 6 feet 4 inches tall and this translates into 1.93m. Finally, other comedians who fall within the 1.9m range are Chevy Chase (6 feet 3.5 inches or 1.92m tall), Will Farrell (6 feet 3 inches or 1.91m tall) and George Wallace (6 feet 2 inches or 1.90m).
Some of the Shortest Comics in Hollywood
On the other side of the divide, some of the shortest comics in America include the likes of Kevin Hart, Roseanne Barr, and Joe Pesci, all of whom are 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63m tall. These people, however, make for what they lack in height with their professional achievements. For instance, Kevin Hart is now one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood. He has also built an enviable career as a stand-up comic and has been rated by Forbes as the highest-earning stand-up comedian in the world (2018 and 2019).
Another fellow who is vertically challenged but towers with regards to her achievement is Tina Fey. The comedienne, producer, writer, and actress is 1.64m tall which translates into 5 feet 4.5 inches tall. Despite the lack of height, Fey has built a formidable career as one of the most popular comics in Hollywood. She has also scooped up many accolades including multiple Primetime Emmy Awards.
Finally, the honor for the shortest comedian in America goes to none other than Danny DeVito. Renowned for his roles in TV series such as Taxi and Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, DeVito is a mere 4 feet 10 inches tall (or 1.47m) and his small stature is as a result of a rare genetic disorder that hinders bone growth. While Pete Davidson cannot claim to be the tallest comedian in Hollywood, he is also not amongst the shortest people in his field of endeavor.
Background and Ethnicity of the SNL Comedian
Apart from Pete Davidson’s height, another area of his life that has generated much curiosity is his ethnicity. So, where does the comedian come from and where was he born? Does he have multiple ethnic roots? Let’s find out.
Pete Davidson is an American man. He was born in Staten Island, a borough of New York City, United States of America, on the 16th day of November 1993. It was also in Staten Island that he grew up. Davidson was born to a father identified as Scott Matthew Davidson and a mother called Amy Waters Davidson.
However, it is noteworthy that even though Pete Davidson is apparently an American man, he also has Jewish and Irish roots. This is because his father, Scott Matthew Davidson, was mostly of Jewish heritage and his mother, Amy Waters Davidson was of Irish ancestry. This makes him a multi-ethnic man who lays claims to different heritages.
Davidson’s mother is still alive but his father has since passed away. According to reports, his father, who worked as a New York City firefighter, sadly died in the infamous September 11 attacks. Sources reveal that the man was last seen alive while he was running up the stairs of the Marriott World Trade Centre, some minutes before it collapsed.
The death of Davidson’s father affected him profoundly as a child and he spent a lot of time recovering from the shock that the incident brought him. He eventually moved on and managed to build a successful career as a comedian and actor that he now is.