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Jonah Falcon


Jonah Falcon wearing black t-shirt and blue leggings while smiling and hands on his hips

Full Name
Jonah Cardeli Falcon

Talk show host, actor, writer

The Bronx High School of Science

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July 29, 1970 (age 52), Brooklyn, New York, U.S.


Known for
Claiming to have the world's largest penis


Eye Colour
Dark Brown

Hair Colour


School Name
East Harlem school

Zodiac sign

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Jonah Adam Falcon (born July 29, 1970) is an American actor and television presenter. He came to national attention in 1999 over the size of his penis, reported to be the largest on record at 13.5 inches (34 cm) long when erect. However, Falcon has not authorized or permitted independent verification of this figure.


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Early life

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Jonah Adam Julio Cardeli Falcon was born at Greenpoint Hospital in Brooklyn to Cecilia Cardeli, an accountant's clerk, and Joe Falcon, a sailor who died two years after Falcon's birth. Falcon has at times claimed that his biological father was porn star John Holmes, who was famous for the size of his penis. Falcon has claimed to have documentation proving this lineage, but family members have dismissed this claim and he has failed to produce any evidence.

Jonah Falcon wearing black t-shirt and blue leggings while smiling and hands on his head

He recounts that when he was in fifth grade, his schoolmates saw his penis, which was eight inches long at that point, while he changed in a bathroom stall. Falcon states that he was able to perform autofellatio at the age of 10, and that at that age an older neighbor told an eighteen-year-old girl about him, and arranged for his first sexual experience with another person. At age twelve, Falcon enrolled at an East Harlem school. He reports that by the seventh grade, his penis had grown to 9.5 inches erect, and by age 15, it was 10.5 inches. He later enrolled at the Bronx High School of Science, and was graduated in 1988. When interviewed by Out magazine, he identified his sexual orientation as bisexual.


On the left is a back of a woman wearing gray leggings and on the right is Jonah Falcon wearing black leather jacket and black shirt  while pointing his fingers upward

After graduating from high school, Falcon sought to become an actor and writer and enrolled in a state college to study theater. Despite his aspirations, Falcon did little more over the course of the next seven years except socialize at nightclubs, where he would go out on a date and occasionally find a sex partner. He said to have had up to 1,500 dates by the time he was 25 and 3,000 dates until he was 29, most of whom were females and some males.

Jonah Falcon wearing black printed t-shirt while holding a bottle

He often travels to Los Angeles and Europe, where he stays with friends and "admirers", and has accepted money for sex, saying, "I took $500 from a lady on the Upper East Side to pose in my underwear for Polaroids. I've been offered $1,000 just to let someone suck it, and I'll say, 'Why not?' It's really about my ego. My ego is bigger than my sexuality." Just before turning twenty-seven, Falcon resolved to renew his pursuit of his acting aspirations, attending acting workshops and standing in line at auditions, to obtain roles.

Falcon hosts an hour-long cable television call-in show devoted to the New York Yankees called Talkin' Yankees Hosted by Jonah Falcon, on MNN, a public-access cable television channel on Manhattan's Time Warner Cable. His show is relentlessly prank-called by Sal Governale and Richard Christy of The Howard Stern Show. Falcon, a frequent guest on Stern's show, released a single with Adam Barta called "It's Too Big" and performed it with Barta on the show on June 19, 2013.

When Falcon appeared on The Daily Show on March 2, 2010, Samantha Bee attempted to convince Falcon to enter the pornography industry. He refused, saying it would be "just the easy way out" and that he wish to pursue a more decent acting career. In April 2011, he appeared on the TLC documentary series {strange}SEX.

Falcon appeared in the 2013 mockumentary UnHung Hero. He has appeared as an extra on TV shows such as Melrose Place, The Sopranos and Law & Order. He also appeared in an uncredited role as a mental patient in the 2001 feature film A Beautiful Mind.

Falcon has been unemployed for long periods, but worked as Chief Editor for Stooge Gaming.


Falcon gained media attention after appearing in the 1999 HBO documentary, (filmed by Meema Spadola and Thom Powers) Private Dicks: Men Exposed, in which 25 males were interviewed in the nude about their penises. Rolling Stone published an article in 2003 that reported Falcon's penis as measuring 9.5 inches (24 cm) in length when flaccid and 13.5 inches (34 cm) in length when erect.

When becoming and being erect a large amount of blood flows to his penis and, according to Falcon, causes lightheadedness. In January 2006, Falcon appeared in a documentary by UK Channel 4 called The World's Biggest Penis. Falcon appeared on The Daily Show on March 2, 2010, and stated that he can completely envelop a doorknob with his foreskin.

On July 9, 2012, Falcon said he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers in the San Francisco International Airport, due to the large bulge in his pants. According to Falcon, after passing through a metal detector and a body scanner, he was selected for additional screening, after which he was released and allowed to catch his flight.

In 2014, Falcon agreed to donate his penis to the Icelandic Phallological Museum (The Penis Museum) after his death.

Personal life

Falcon sometimes lives with his mother in New York City, in between jobs. In a 2003 interview, Falcon stated that his longest romantic relationship with a woman lasted for one year.


N/A Blackout (Short) (completed)
Bar Patron
2021 Power Book III: Raising Kanan (2021-2022 TV Series)
117th Precinct Detective
- The More Things Change (2022)
- Paid in Full (2021)
- Loyal to the End (2021)
- The Cost of Business (2021)
2020/I The Half of It
2019 Seberg
French Reporter
2019 Tree #3 (Short)
Tim (lighting technician)
2019/I Vault
2019 Boy Genius
Diner (uncredited)
2018/I Vice
Rancher (uncredited)
2018 The Story of Our Times (TV Movie)
2017 The Greatest Showman
Office Clerk (uncredited)
2017 The Punisher (TV Series)
- Resupply (2017) ... Cadet (uncredited)
2017 Law & Order True Crime (TV Mini Series)
Robert Philibosian
- The Menendez Murders: Episode 7 (2017)
2017 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TV Series)
Skype Reporter
- Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner (2017) ... Skype Reporter (uncredited)
2017 Bull (TV Series)
Suspicious Repairman
- It's Classified (2017) ... Suspicious Repairman (uncredited)
2016 Gotham (TV Series)
- Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (2016) ... Bartender (uncredited)
2016 The Blacklist (TV Series)
- The Lindquist Concern (No. 105) (2016)
2013 Zero Hour (TV Series)
- Sync (2013) ... Shepherd (uncredited)
2007 Across the Universe
Protester (uncredited)
2006 The Good Shepherd
Waiter (uncredited)
2006 Just My Luck
Best Man at Wedding (uncredited)
2006 The Sopranos (TV Series)
- The Fleshy Part of the Thigh (2006) ... Dave (uncredited)
2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Juror #2
- Patient Zero (2003) ... Juror #2 (uncredited)
2002 City by the Sea
Fast Food Employee (uncredited)
2002 Death to Smoochy
Man (uncredited)
2001 A Beautiful Mind
Mental Patient (uncredited)
2000 Ed (2000-2001 TV Series)
- Crazy Time (2001) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- Your Life Is Now (2000) ... Barfly (uncredited)
2000 Yanky Panky (TV Series)
Man with the World's Largest Penis
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
- Sophomore Jinx (1999) ... Juror (uncredited)
1998 Melrose Place (TV Series)
- The World According to Matt (1998)
- Buona Sera, Mr. Campbell: Part 2 (1998)
- Buona Sera, Mr. Campbell: Part 1 (1998)
1997 A, B, C... Manhattan
Musician (uncredited)
1996 Eddie
Knicks Fan (uncredited)
1995 Mercy
Disgusting Drunk
Additional Crew
2017 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
- Kimmy Goes to College! (2017)
2016 The Blacklist (TV Series) (stand-in - 1 episode)
- The Lindquist Concern (No. 105) (2016) ... (stand-in: Jim Bracchitta)
N/A Big Dick Energy
2019 Bigger Like Me (Extended Director's Cut) (Documentary)
2018 The Gong Show (TV Series)
Mike Myers
- Fred Armisen/Will Arnett/Rita Wilson (2018)
2014 The Dickumentary (Documentary)
2014 Big Like Me (Documentary)
2013 UnHung Hero (Documentary)
2012 69 saker du vill veta om sex (TV Series documentary)
- Världens största (2012) ... Contender
2012 This Morning (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 June 2012 (2012) ... Self
2012 World's Greatest Body Shockers (TV Movie documentary)
2010 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Robert Pattinson (2010)
2008 Howard Stern on Demand (TV Series)
- George Takei's Gay Bachelor Party (2008)
2008 Jensen! (TV Series)
- De man met de langste penis ter wereld (2008)
2006 World's Biggest Penis (TV Movie documentary)
1999 Private Dicks: Men Exposed (TV Movie documentary)


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