Did you know that the average American man stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches? However, you might be surprised to hear that many leading men are not even that tall. This is proof that you do not need to be tall if you want to make it big in Hollywood. Even though they have a huge on-screen presence, let us just say that these stars are pretty vertically-challenged. In the end, however, it does not matter how short or tall they are. After all, their height did not get in the way of their success in a challenging industry!
Humphrey Bogart – 5 feet 8 inches
Let us start with one of the tallest men on the list. Humphrey Bogart, at his 5 feet 8 inches stature, felt worried that Casablanca viewers would realize that he was shorter than Ingrid Bergman! The Telegraph said that the stars had to adjust to appear more level. She was instructed to slouch down on the sofa in certain scenes, while the actor had to sit on top of extra cushions!
Jonathan Lipnicki – 5 feet 8 inches
At the age of 5, Jonathan Lipnicki brought Ray to life in Jerry Maguire along the sides of Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise. Aside from this movie, he also worked on other family movies such as Like Mike and Stuart Little. According to the actor, he does not want to ride on the coattails of his early success and plans to keep taking theater classes. He said this when he spoke to Huffington Post: “I think the problem with a lot of child stars and why they don’t make the transition, they think, ‘Well, the world owes me something.’ But the world doesn’t, the world doesn’t owe you anything. You need to continue to improve your skills as you grow up.” Standing at 5 feet and 8 inches, the actor also appeared in a high school comedy film called Loserville.
Jack Black – 5 feet 7 inches
Even though Jack Black took on the role of a giant in Gulliver’s Travel, he is no more than 5 feet and 7 inches in real life. Considering his larger than life personality, we can see why this is shocking. All the same, there’s no doubt that his acting skills are top-of-the-line. Honestly, who doesn’t love Kung Fu Panda and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle?
Dave Franco – 5 feet 7 inches
Now You See Me star Dave Franco comes up to around 5 feet and 7 inches, which means that he is considerably shorter than James Franco. After all, his older brother has four inches on him. In 2013, Dave appeared in a zombie film called Warm Bodies. Asked how he was going to fare during a zombie apocalypse, he replied, “I’m a small shifty kind of guy, I think I would be up in the hills … shooting from above, while the big guys are going at it from below.” He continued by saying that he has always played sports, so he would be a great asset to mankind in case something like that happens.
Jonah Hill – 5 feet 7 inches
When it comes to his physical appearance, it goes without saying that more people seem to focus on his weight instead of height. The 5 feet 7 inches actor has said that he has lost weight thanks to a clean diet and a nutritionist. On top of that, he told Jimmy Fallon that his 21 Jump Street colleague Channing Tatum gave him solid a weight loss tip, which is to eat less and to work with a trainer. During the same interview, the Superbad actor revealed that he once messed up by accidentally sending his daily food diary not to his nutritionist but to Drake! We have another fun fact about the funny man for you. Jonah Hill is his screen name, but he was actually born Jonah Feldstein.
Al Pacino – 5 feet 7 inches
Best known for his acting chops and gangster roles, Al Pacino has enjoyed a great career over the years. However, it turns out that his stature nearly lost him the iconic role in The Godfather. In 2017, the cast of the film reunited during a Tribeca film fest discussion. This was when Paramount producers revealed that they initially thought the actor was “too short” to play Vito Corleone. At first, they wanted someone like Robert Redford instead. It was a good thing that Francis Ford Coppola picked Pacino.
James McAvoy – 5 feet 7 inches
When James McAvoy was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, the actor was humble about his status as a leading man. “I’m 5-foot-7, and I’ve got pasty white skin,” he explained. “I don’t think I’m ugly, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not your classic lead man, Brad Pitt guy.” This interview took place in 2007 when he worked on a romantic war drama called Atonement opposite Keira Knightley. When it comes to recent projects, he showed off his acting chops in a movie called Split>
Martin Freeman – 5 feet 6.5 inches
Height is not a topic that often comes up when this British actor is interviewed. However, the Daily Mail said Martin Freeman stands at around 5 feet and 6 ½ inches. However, blogs and social media are full of a quote in which he talks about how he is fine with his size, that bigger does not always been better. The quote has been turned into a meme, but the actor says that he did not land the lead role in The Hobbit for no reason. We could not track down the entire quote, but the YouTube clip shows a shortened version. The actor explained, “There’s no denying, however, I’m in the (expletive) Hobbit.”
Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 5 feet 6 inches
Back in the ‘90s, Jonathan Taylor Thomas was quite the heartthrob when he played Randy on Home Improvement. When the show wrapped up, he also made appearances in Last Man Standing and Veronica Mars. It is also fascinating to hear that he lent his voice to Simba of The Lion King. Did you know that he is only 5 feet and 6 inches tall?
Alan Ladd – 5 feet 6 inches
Alan Ladd was a film noir star during the ‘40s. He occasionally stood on boxes so that he and his female costars would be level. After all, he was no more than 5 feet and 6 inches tall! Aside from that, the Telegraph also said that the ladies were also made to wear ballet flats or stood in trenches.
Elijah Wood – 5 feet 6 inches
When Elijah Wood spoke to Conan O’Brien, the Lord of the Rings actor revealed that a lot of people confuse him for Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. It might have something to do with their blue eyes and heights. However, the truth is that he is actually an inch taller than Radcliffe.
Aziz Ansari – 5 feet 6 inches
Best known for starring in Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari stands at 5 feet and 6 inches tall. A couple of years ago, GQ applauded him for outdressing Jon Hamm and said that it was a “win for short men worldwide.” The two of them wore dark blue suits, but Ansari wore a well-tailored one. GQ said that this was a “great example of how sometimes the clothes you’re wearing can kick the (expletive) of a man almost a foot taller than you.” However, it is worth noting that the Mad Men star is only 6 feet and 2 inches tall, so he is not exactly an entire foot taller. Even though it is neat to see short kings winning, we do not think that height and style have a correlation like that.
Bruno Mars – 5 feet 5 inches
We are sure that you already know how talented Bruno Mars is. The “24 Magic” singer has also worked on films such as Friends with Benefits, Pitch Perfect, and Rio 2 in the past. The musician might only be 5 feet and 5 inches tall, but we want him to know: “You’re amazing just the way you are.”
Richard Dreyfuss – 5 feet 5 inches
From the ‘70s and ‘90s, it was hard to find a bigger actor than Richard Dreyfuss. He is best known for starring in films such as Mr. Holland’s Opus, Stand by Me, and Jaws. This Golden Globe recipient has a stature of 5 feet and 5 inches. When he spoke to Today, he used his height as a metaphor for not feeling ashamed of his bipolar disorder. “It’s like being ashamed that you’re 5-foot-6 or something,” Dreyfuss explained in the interview. He said, “It’s just part of me.”
Tom Cruise – 5 feet 7 inches
Standing at around 5 feet and 7 inches tall, there is a lot of speculation about the height of Tom Cruise. In fact, the stature of the Top Gun actor has been the topic of discussion of various blogs and forums. People claim that he is probably 5 feet and 5 inches tall instead. There is even a Pinterest board dedicated to all the times he donned heeled boots or tall shoes to make him seem taller. When it comes to his body of work, you might be excited to hear that he and Val Kilmer just worked on Top Gun 2! Fans of the original movie will want to check it out.
Dustin Hoffman – 5 feet 6 inches
The Academy Award winner has appeared in many classic films such as Hook, Rain Man, The Graduate, and Midnight Cowboy. At 5 feet and 6 inches tall, he told the Guardian that he was surprised when director Mike Nicholas picked him to star in The Graduate. He expounded, “Nichols chose to give this short, funny-looking Jewish guy the role usually reserved for a tall, handsome protestant.” How awesome is it that he is also one humble guy?
Tom Holland – 5 feet 8 inches
Tom Holland is most famous for his iconic role as the one and only Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You’d be surprised to learn that the actor stands at 5″8. He starred in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Additionally, he appeared in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Aside from the world of Spider-Man, Tom has been appearing and starring in other hit films like the animated movie Spies in Disguise.
Lionel Messi – 5 feet 7 inches
This Argentian footballer definitely needs no introduction. His skill and talent are out of this world! Messi recently received his 7th Golden Boot award, which is not just record-breaking but completely amazing. No one would believe that Lionel Messi is just 5 feet 7 inches, as it sure doesn’t look like it while he’s showing off his abilities on the field. But the truth is that Messi has been diagnosed with growth hormone disorder or GHD. Fortunately, there are no major problems linked with the disorder besides being shorter than the average male adult.
Simon Cowell – 5 feet 8 inches
Simon’s big attitude definitely makes up for his short figure, doesn’t it all make perfect sense now? Cowell is most famous for being an English TV personality and has been one sassy and feisty judge on the brilliant America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, and of course American Idol. Simon stands at just 5 feet 8 inches but has often seen to be wearing more of a chunky heel to try and get away for his short physique.
Daniel Radcliffe – 5 feet 5 inches
If you ask Daniel Radcliffe about it, he will tell you that his height has not held him back in terms of career. When the Harry Potter star was interviewed by Playboy, he was asked if his roles were limited by his height. He said, “I don’t think so. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they’re both about the same height as I am. I could play a soldier. The minimum height for a marine is five feet, and I’m well above that.” Radcliffe also joked that if he ever worked on a football movie, he was probably going to play the general manager instead of the quarterback.
Ken Jeong – 5 feet 5 inches
Let us just say that Ken Jeong is one fascinating guy. The actor is best known for starring in The Hangover and Community. He is indeed 5 feet and 5 inches tall, but it is also awesome to hear that he holds a medical degree. He used to be a general practitioner before he starred in Knocked Up. In fact, he had to take a week off from the medical field to play a doctor!
Johnny Galecki – 5 feet 5 inches
The Big Bang Theory star is only 5 feet and 5 inches tall. Even though Johnny Galecki has not really talked about height often, he believes that people are perceiving geeks differently now. When he spoke to the New York Times Arts Beat blog, he said that geeks are now similar to rock stars. “We have Nobel Prize winners asking if they can guest-star on the show,” the actor explained. He added, “The image of a scientist in the last 10 to 15 years has changed drastically. It used to be pasty guys in a basement with beakers and now it’s Steve Jobs — they’re almost the rock stars of our age.”
Kevin Hart – 5 feet 4.5 inches
We are not surprised to hear that Kevin Hart likes to joke around about his height. When the Night School actor appeared in a Variety video, he said, “Hey, what’s going on, I’m Kevin Hart, and one thing you may not know about me is … I’m 5 foot 4-1/2. A lot of people think it’s just 5-4. It’s not. Five-foot-four-and-a-half.” Maybe it was a response to how Vulture made an infographic and said he was only 5 feet and 2 inches tall!
Seth Green – 5 feet 4 inches
The actor is married to actress-model Clare Grant. People said that the two of them first bonded over their love of fast food and comics. Even though they have a discrepancy in height, it is not a problem. Green is best known for working on Family Guy and Robot Chicken. He stands at 5 feet and 4 inches, which means that his wife has a couple of inches over him.
Joe Pesci – 5 feet 4 inches
Known for playing “tough guy” characters, Joe Pesci is proof that you can be intimidating without being tall. After all, he is only 5 feet and 4 inches tall. He is best known for starring in Home Alone, Casino, and My Cousin Vinnie. Aside from this, he has an Oscar for his performance in Goodfellas. He delivered one of the briefest acceptance speeches in history!
Michael J. Fox – 5 feet 4 inches
At his stature of 5 feet and 4 inches, Michael J. Fox is one of the shortest people in Hollywood. However, the Family Ties and Back to the Future star should be better known for his work on Parkinson’s Disease. It is a neurological disorder that causes balance issues, trembles, and stiffness. He was diagnosed with it since he was 29 years old. In 2000, he started a foundation that has spread awareness of it and raised nearly a billion dollars for research. When he spoke to People, the actor said that he is of the belief that researchers are finally finding ways to stop the way the disease progresses.
Charlie Chaplin – 5 feet 4 inches
Did you know that his short height was actually an advantage during the silent film period? Charlie Chaplin stood at 5 feet and 4 inches and was best known for playing a sweet man with a cane, a black mustache, and a bowler hat in The Tramp. According to his New York Times obituary, his height did wonders for the contrast, which is good for comedy. Aside from this interesting point, the newspaper reported that the funnyman said, “If I am being treated harshly, it is always a big man who is doing it; so that, by the contrast between the big and the little, I get the sympathy of the audience.”
David Faustino – 5 feet 3 inches
Bud Buddy from Married with Children must be the most famous character that David Faustino has ever played. At one point, he tried to make it big in the world of rap under the name Lil’ Gweed. We are not sure if the first part is a reference to his height of 5 feet and 3 inches. After all, it is not uncommon for rappers to add that description to their stage name.
Nathan McMullen – 5 feet 3 inches
Do you remember Nathan McMullen from The Misfits? You might not have realized that he is 5 feet and 3 inches tall. The actor has called Finn, his character in the show, a “man child.” Aside from this, he also played Wolf the elf in Dr. Who.
Martin Scorsese – 5 feet 3 inches
There was a time when award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese was asked about how he felt about sports. He said, “Sports?” Anything with a ball, no good!” Considering that he is only 5 feet and 3 inches tall, we doubt that the Goodfellas director could be a starting forward. At any rate, he is one of the most successful men in Hollywood. In the past, he has also tried his hand at acting by appearing in 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Prince – 5 feet 2 inches
We are sure that you already know that Prince dipped his toes into acting as well. A few years before his untimely passing, the musician also made a cameo on New Girl. At 5 feet and 2 inches tall, it made sense for him to wear heels. There was a time when the Purple Rain star was quoted as saying, “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.”
Danny DeVito – 4 feet 10 inches
When Danny DeVito was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning, he talked about what it was like to be short. He said that during his time in school he wanted to have friends and be comfortable in his own skin. This was why he tried to compensate for his physique with his personality. According to him, school dances were usually awkward. We hope that it has since gotten better after that high school student took his cardboard cutout to prom! The award-winning actor is best known for appearing in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Taxi. He is less than 5 feet tall, which is an effect of Fairbank’s disease, a condition that deters bone growth.
Scott Caan — 5 feet 5 inches
Best known as Danny “Danno” Williams” from Hawaii 5-0, Scott Caan has five inches on the title of the show. Clocking in at a height of 5 feet and 5 inches, the actor is probably most recognizable for his slicked-back ‘do. When he spoke to Esquire, the actor said that the greasers in a 1983 movie called The Outsiders played a huge part in his decision to style his hair like that. The actor even explained, “The only other things I’ve ever done are shave my head bald and wear a Mohawk. [My hair] just wants to go back.” Cool!
Tom Hollander — 5 feet 4 inches
Even though the English actor is not the tallest person around, he does not like to fixate on his height. “Funnily enough I never thought of myself as being short,” Tom Hollander shared with the Independent. “Being an actor has made me much more conscious of it than I would have been otherwise.” In the past, he starred in blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice, Gosford Park, and Rev. He co-wrote and starred in the last one, which bagged the British Academy Television Award for the best sitcom! According to Hollywood Reporter, he is going to star in The Prince. It is going to be animated satire about the royal family from HBO Max.
Jet Li — 5 feet 6 inches
In 1998, this martial artist got his big break when he starred in a Hollywood film called Lethal Weapon 4. The actor has needed to split his time between Hollywood and China after that. He had a role in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, Mulan. Did you know that he stands at 5 feet and 6 inches tall? Another fun fact about him is that he was born Li Lianjie.
Simon Helberg — 5 feet 7 inches
We have another actor who starred in The Big Bang Theory. Simon Helberg is best known for playing Howard Wolowitz on the sitcom. At 5 feet and 7 inches tall, he has made a transition from TV to film. Over the years, he also starred in Florence Foster Jenkins and Annette.
Toby Jones — 5 feet 5 inches
In 2006, Toby Jones brought Truman Capote to life in a biopic called Infamous. After this, it feels like the English star has been busy. The actor is on the list thanks to his 5 feet and 5 inches stature. He has since starred in Dad’s Army, Christopher Robin, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. On top of that, he lent his voice to Dobby in Harry Potter. It is not a good idea to ask him to speak in that voice, however, because he said that he has since retired it.
Giancarlo Esposito — 5 feet 8 inches
Do you remember Gustavo Fring from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul? The character was brought to life by Giancarlo Esposito, who stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. You might be surprised to hear that he is excitable and energetic in real life. He said that meditation and yoga helped him play Gus, a character known to be “cool as a cucumber.” Aside from this, the actor also portrayed Moff Gideon of The Mandalorian. He has also collaborated with Spike Lee by starring in Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze, and Do The Right Thing.
Emilio Estevez — 5 feet 7 inches
As the brother of Charlie Sheen and the son of Martin Sheen, there is no denying that Emilio Estevez is made to be an actor. He and his father share a height of 5 feet 7 inches, while Charlie is several inches taller than both of them. Estevez starred in hit movies like The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, and St. Elmo’s Fire. He has since worked as an indie filmmaker. His most recent project is called The Public. Set in Cincinnati during a cold freeze, he played a librarian who gets stuck in a standoff between homeless people living in the library and the police.
BD Wong — 5 feet 5 inches
Aside from Jurassic World, BD Wong also appeared in projects such as Gotham, Law and Order: SVU, and Mr. Robot. When he talked to GQ, the actor has talked about how Asian-American actors are always cast to play supporting roles and rarely get the chance to play bigger parts. On top of that, he is aware that he often gets typecast as a health professional. The actor stands at 5 feet and 5 inches tall. In the past, he received a Tony Award for his work in M. Butterfly.
Zach Galifianakis — 5 feet 7 inches
We are sure that you recall Zach Galifianakis for his incredible work in The Hangover. Aside from the movie, he has also worked on a web series known as Between Two Ferns. He hosts it and interviews important guests. In the past, former POTUS Barack Obama even appeared on the show! You might not know this, but the actor has also appeared in a music video for Kanye West as well.
Billy Crystal — 5 feet 7 inches
In the ‘70s and ’80s, Billy Crystal rose to stardom after working on hit projects such as The Princess Bride, Mr. Saturday Night, and When Harry Met Sally… On top of that, he lent his voice to Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. The actor has since received many accolades and even has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. You do not need to be tall to be successful!
Martin Lawrence – 5 feet 7 inches
There is no way that you can deny just how big of a comedy legend Martin Lawrence is! He starred in Martin for five years during the ‘90s and continues to do stand-up comedy. Apparently, he used to be a boxer at some point. “It just gets me loose and everything before I go out there,” he told GQ. At a height of 5 feet and 7 inches, you can see just how much shorter he is than Will Smith. The two of them worked together on a cop movie called Bad Boys.
Antonio Banderas – 5 feet 8.5 inches
Are you aware that Antonio Banderas was once a soccer protégé? The Spanish-born actor, however, suffered a foot injury at the age of 14 and had to change gears. After giving up on his football dreams, he started acting by starring in a production of Hair. He later entered Hollywood, studied English intensively, and landed a role in a 1993 movie called Philadelphia. Even though this was his breakout role, we are sure that you remember him for playing the titular character in the Zorro film series! The actor stands at right below 5 feet and 9 inches.
Mark Wahlberg – 5 feet 8 inches
Up next, we have another actor who came from a big acting family. The Entourage and Boogie Nights star also appeared in a reality TV show called Wahlburgers. You should watch it if you want to know more about the clan and its burger business! If you grew up in the ‘80s, you might also remember him as the younger brother of Donny from New Kids on the Block. Mark used to be a Calvin Klein model and started a rap collective of his own called Mary Mark and the Funky Bunch during the ‘90s. Rolling Stone said that it was a flop, but there is a silver lining. After this, he decided to give acting a shot, a move that proved successful!
Joaquin Phoenix – 5 feet 8 inches
The talented Joaquin Phoenix bagged the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Actor thanks to his performance in Joker. It is true that many people change their names when they enter Hollywood, but the actor has an interesting name change story. Vogue Paris said that, at the age of four, he changed his name to “Leaf” and only returned to his birth name twelve years later. Aside from this, it is fascinating to hear that the actor is a vegetarian and works as a spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2019, PETA even declared him to be the “Person of the Year” of the organization. Cool.
Jerry Stiller – 5 feet 5 inches
It is clear that the Stiller family has comedy in its blood. Jerry Stiller was the father of Ben Stiller, and the two of them starred in Zoolander together. The older generation knows him better as Frank Constanza on Seinfeld or Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens, however. In the ‘60s, he and Anne Meara worked together as part of a comedy duo called “Stiller and Meara.” Apart from these, he also appeared in The Ed Sullivan Show. He stood at 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Danny Trejo – 5 feet 6 inches
Aside from his Hollywood career, it is awesome to learn that Denny Trejo is also a drug counselor for at-risk youth! Earlier this year, the Los Angeles City Council even recognized him for his work in this field. The actor made it to our list thanks to his stature of 5 feet and 6 inches. He started his career by playing a boxed in a 1985 film called Runaway Train. In 2010, the actor also snagged the leading role in Machete, which was directed by Robert Rodriguez.
Marc Anthony – 5 feet 6.5 inches
Even though he is a Grammy Award winner, do not forget that Marc Anthony has dipped his toes in acting in the past as well. At 5 feet and 6 ½ inches tall, he appeared in The Substitute and Hackers back in the ‘90s. In 2004, he also appeared in a crime thriller called Man on Fire by playing a rich Mexican businessman who hires an ex-soldier to keep his daughter safe from kidnappers. In 2011, he and Jennifer Lopez welcomed a pair of twins into the world together.
Woody Allen – 5 feet 5 inches
Can you believe that Woody Allen has enjoyed a career of more than sixty years now? When it comes to his films, the most famous ones have to be Manhattan and Annie Hall. At the age of 15, he started doing comedy by writing for a newspaper. His legacy, however, has seen its fair share of controversies as well. Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, claimed that he sexually assaulted her when she was little. The filmmaker denied these allegations and has not been criminally charged.
Tobey Maguire – 5 feet 8 inches
When he was young, Tobey Maguire played small roles on TV shows such as Blossom and Roseanne. However, we are sure that you are already aware that he was the first person to play Spiderman. Aside from that, he also brought Nick Carraway to life in the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Let us not forget that he also starred in other movies like Seabiscuit and Cider House Rules. He stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches.
Jesse Eisenberg – 5 feet 7 inches
In 2010, Jesse Eisenberg played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network and even bagged an Academy Award nomination for it. However, it seems like not a lot of people are aware that he is a writer as well. The actor has written short stories, some of which have even been published by the New Yorker. The actor grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and is 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
Ed Sheeran – 5 feet 8 inches
The 29-year old British singer and songwriter has taken the music world by storm in just 5 short years. Although we’re not that surprised by his height of just 5 feet 8 inches, we’re totally more impressed by his amazing talent. Sheeran began pursuing his singing career in 2005 and automatically gained a massive amount of fans all over the world. He has also won an incredible amount – of awards – 116 to be exact. How amazing is that, right? Apparently, Taylor Swift has been caught mocking Ed about his height which is a real pity.
Lil Wayne – 5 feet 6 inches
The American rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. is better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, has successfully sold over 120 million records worldwide. Did you know that his very first record was actually released when he was just 11 years old? Standing at just 5 feet 6 inches, its no wonder they say dynamite comes in small packages.
Ryan Seacrest – 5 feet 8 inches
Ah, Ryn Seacrest! One of the more familiar faces that have graced both our TVs and Radios for the past two decades. And what’s so amazing is that he’s kept us entertained for all that time. He has hosted shows such as E! News, Live with Kelly & Ryan and of course, we could never forget the ever so popular American Idol. Seacrest is often heard making fun of his own height, which comes in at 5 feet 8 inches. But with all the money he earns, does it really matter how tall he is?
Joe Jonas – 5 feet 7 inches
Joe Jonas rose to fame from being a member of the pop-rock band, The Jonas Brothers alongside his other two brothers. The American singer and soon-to-be dad is not only famous for debuting some incredible songs but he is also married to the gorgeous Sophie Turner. Although there is a slight, evidential height between this gorgeous couple. That doesn’t stop them from being absolute sweethearts!
Kanye West – 5 feet 8 inches
Kanye, Kanye, Kanye! Who would have thought that this world-famous celebrity and music icon would have the height he does. Believe it or not, Yeezy’s stands at only 5 feet, 8 inches. Here we have more proof that no matter how tall you are in Hollywood, you can still be a highly successful rapper, singer, songwriter, and fashion designer. Let’s not forget that if your the husband to Kim Kardashian- West, your height doesn’t matter at all!
Rob Schneider – 5 feet 3 inches
Even though Rob Schneider has taken on some massive movie roles in the past, he strangely only stands at 5 feet 3 inches tall. Although he does have a rather small stature, we didn’t expect him to be that short! Taking into account his larger than life personality, this is why we think it’s so surprising. Most of us may recognize Schneider from The Hot Chick, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo as well as Big Stan. Considering his net worth and the number of awards he has one, his height never came in the way of all his accomplishments.
Bruce Lee – 5 feet 8 inches
The American-born actor was renowned for his martial arts abilities and helped popularize martial arts movies. There’s no doubt that you’ve never heard the name, Bruce Lee. Even though this legend comes in at 5 feet 8 inches, his build never got in the way of all his accomplishments. His high energy and superpowers certainly make up for his height. Even though he passed away at such a young age, he is still considered a great champion!
Mike Myers – 5 feet 8 inches
Michael ‘Mike’ Myers is one of the funniest Canadian actors/comedians. He is most famous for hosting the show Saturday Night Live but is probably recognizable is some of the very popular movies such as Austin Powers and the voiceover in Shrek and The Cat In The Hat. During the 2010s Myers began focusing on more of his father’s duties than his career, which we really admire. Regardless, he is just 5 feet 8 inches but doesn’t look like he has a smaller physique at all.
Diego Maradona – 5 feet 5 inches
Probably one of the most famous and extremely talented football stars to ever exist. Argentian born Diego Maradona is currently a retired footballer, and has appeared for the national team 91 times, and scored an impressive 34 goals. This champion made his debut at just 15 years old, but what’s so surprising is that he stands at just 5 feet 5 inches. Maradona is prime example of ‘small but powerful’.
Elton John – 5 feet 7 inches
There’s no doubt that this face is very well known in nearly every household. Coming in with a height of 5 feet 7 inches, Elton John is a highly talented English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. It turns out that his small stature never stopped him from becoming one of the greatest in the world. John has sold more than 300 million records which is why he is the best selling artist. And here’s a fun fact that you probably didn’t know – Elton John taught himself to play the piano at just 3 years old.
Zac Efron – 5 feet 8 inches
One of our favorite High School Musical stars really surprised us when he made the list. This talented actor has also starred in Hairspray, 17 Again, and Baywatch. However, we would never have guessed he was this short, except when he acted next to ‘The Rock’. But the truth is Efron truly is only 5 feet 8 inches. Luckily in most of his other films, he stars with women who are shorter than him, so in reality, it’s actually not too bad!
Bob Marley – 5 feet 7 inches
How can we sum up this incredible artist in just one sentence? Well, we don’t think it’s possible at all. But this Jamaican singer and songwriter are truly one of the best the world has ever seen. Winning several awards and selling more than 20 million records, it’s sometimes hard to believe that such a great man has quite a short physique. At just 5 feet 7 inches still accomplished so much in his lifetime.
Usher – 5 feet 8 inches
Usher has all the confidence every shorter man wishes they had. This incredible singer and songwriter are truly in a league of his own, which is often why it’s hard to believe he is only 5 feet 8 inches. There’s no doubt his talent makes up for his lack of height. Usher was said to be the second successful artist during the 2000s. One of his biggest hits called Yeah! which featured Lil Jon & Ludacris.
Vin Diesel – 6 feet
Mark Sinclair, known better as Vin Diesel, is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. You may know him especially because of his role as Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious movie saga. He is one of the highest-paid actors of all Hollywood! You may have noticed how deep is his voice, that’s because by age 15 his voice broke which is the reason why he has such a mature-sounding voice.
Sylvester Stallone – 5-feet-7 inches
American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and artist, Sylvester Stallon made his debut in 1976 with his self-created role as the so many times heard boxer Rocky Balboa. He has been playing this role until 2018! He has been married three times and has suffered many injuries throughout his career due to his refusal of having a double to do the risky scenes for him.
Josh Hutcherson – 5 feet 5 inches
This American actor began his career back in early 2000. You may remember him from the movie “Bridge to Terabithia “, but it was with his role as Peeta Mellark when he stole our hearts. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has been an inspiration for Josh. Another thing you may not know about him is that he is an advocate for the LGBT community and has relatives who are gay.
Ben Stiller – 5 feet 7 inches
Ben Stiller is an American actor, comedian, film producer, film director, and writer. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Just as he began his acting career, he wrote a few mockumentaries and was offered his show! He has starred in many famous movies such as “Night At The Museum”, “Zoolander”, “Madagascar” and many more.
Tom Hardy – 5 feet 9 inches
This English actor has had so many different roles in many known movies. From “The Dark Knight Rises”, to “Venom” or even to his role in the series Peaky Blinders. in 2010, he became an ambassador for the “Prince’s Trust” which is a youth charity foundation that provides training, mentoring, advice, and personal development. When he was in his middle 20’s Hardy was an alcoholic and addicted to crack. However, he went to rehab and turned his life around otherwise he could have ended up contracting AIDS or something worst.
Robert Downey Jr. – 5 feet 9 inches
Who would have thought that our hero, our iron man was of short height? The actor became particularly popular when he was young due to his substance abuse problems and trouble with the law. He was arrested but he turned his life around and boosted his career. From 2013 to 2015 he was listed by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid actor in all Hollywood!
Jason Statham – 5 feet 10 inches
Jason Statham is an English actor and film producer. He is usually labeled as the antihero as most of his roles consist of irredeemable and tough actors. You have seen him in many action-thriller movies and what’s even more surprising is that he is usually the one to perform his combats, why? Because he began practicing kung fu, kickboxing, and karate at a very young age! We don’t wanna mess with him
Jon Stewart – 5 feet 6 inches
You probably have heard of this comedian for being the host to “The Daily Show” form 1999 to 2015. He was known in school as being the funny kid and for this reason, e decided to pursue a career as a comedian. He comes from a Jewish family although he doesn’t practice religion. In 2017 he and how he managed to open an animal sanctuary.
Frankie Muniz – 5 feet 5 inches
Seem like it was yesterday! This American actor is best known for starring in the sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle”. Thanks to this role he was nominated for an Emmy award and twice for the Golden Globe Award. You may also remember him from the movies “Big Fat Liar”, “Agent Cody Banks”… He was considered to be one of the hottest actors back in the early 2000’s ” one of Hollywood’s most bankable teens”
Billy Joel – 5 feet 5 inches
He is popularly known as the “Piano Man” after his first biggest hit led him to have a very successful career as a solo artist to the point to be on of the best-selling music artists of all time. Since his career began, he released 12 albums! He was diagnosed with Depression in 1970 after his career took a hit and tried to commit suicide. After this event, he was treated and constantly monitored.
Nathan Lane – 5 feet 5 inches
This American actor has been in the industry for 45 years! When he was 11 his father died due to alcoholism and her mother suffered from bipolar disorder. He came out publicly following the death of Mathew Shepperd a guy student who was beaten until death just for being gay. Nathan says that when the old his mather that he was gay, she said “I would rather you were dead” He has been a board member of an organization for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Nick Jonas – 5 feet 6 inches
You know him for being part of our favorite trio! “Jonas Brothers” is an actor, singer, and songwriter. By the time he was thirteen years old, he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes which is why he uses an insulin pump. He dated many of the back then Disney Channel stars such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. However, it was the Indian actress Priyanka Chopra who stole his heart. They got married in 2018!
Pete Wentz – 5 feet 6 inches
Pete Wentz is primarily known for being the bassist and the songwriter of the American rock back “Fall Out Boy” He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has been receiving treatment ever since. He tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of Ativan, (an anxiety medication) and spent a week hospitalized.
George Lucas – 5 feet 6 inches
Nothing else to say but that this is the genius that created the franchise of Star Wars. Not only this but also he is the mind behind the movies of “Indiana Jones”. In 2012. he decided to sell his film company “Lucasfilm” to the Walt Disney Company for an alleged sum of $4.05 billion! Back then, Lucas was going to donate all the money to charity
Emile Hirsch – 5 feet 7 inches
This actor from German Jewish, English, and Scotts-Irish ancestry, is best known for his role as Chris McCandless in “Into the Wild”. The actor had an incident with the law in 2015 and was charged with aggravated assault after choking the Patamung Pictures executive at a club in Utah. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and he had taken stimulants which made him behave violently.
David Spade – 5 Feet 5 Inches
Over the past decade or so, David Spade has risen to fame in Hollywood. This is mostly due to his successful TV and movie career, but it’s also thanks to countless relationships with some of the most famous women in the business. Standing at 5’5″, it seems like whatever he may lack in height, he definitely makes up in his excellent sense of humor and acting skills. You might have seen the actor on shows like Rules of Engagement and 8 Simple Rules. Not to mention, he voiced the iconic Kuzko in The Emperor’s New Groove.
Jackie Earl Haley – 5 feet 5 inches
Another star who’s made a name for himself in Hollywood is Jackie Earl Haley. He might not be as well-known as some of the others on this list, but Jackie has appeared in and produced famous blockbusters like Watchmen, Little Children, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. You might have seen him in movies such as Dark Shadows, RoboCop, The Dark Tower, and London Has Fallen. The actor and producer stands at 5’5″ tall.
Breckin Meyer – 5 feet 5 inches
Before he became an actor, Breckin Meyer was a drummer and vocalist. However, he decided to make his Hollywood debut in the 1991 movie, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Ever since then, he’s made appearances in plenty of famous movies and shows like Clueless, American Dad!, Family Guy, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, and so much more. As many other talented actors on this list, Breckin stands at 5’5″.
Giovanni Ribisi – 5 feet 7 inches
Giovanni Ribisi’s mom is an actress herself, and it seems this rubbed off on her son. After all, she was the one who managed to land him his first part in the Highway to Heaven TV show. Since then, he’s been appearing in both TV shows and Hollywood movies. You’ve probably seen him in shows like Friends, My Name is Earl, and both Ted movies. The actor stands at 5’7″, but it’s clear that’s doing nothing to stop his success.
Jason Alexander – 5 feet 3 inches
Famous for playing one of the most important TV roles, Jason Alexander has done plenty throughout his career to earn his massive success. The experienced and multi-talented performer is famous for his acting roles as well as his comedy skills. Of course, he displayed both of those talents in his iconic role as George Costanza in the hit TV show, Seinfeld. The actor is shorter than you might realize, standing at 5’3″.
Tim Roth – 5 feet 7 inches
Standing at 5’7″, Tim Roth is a British actor who also happens to be an accent expert. When he caught director Quentin Tarantino’s eye, he was placed in several of his films, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, and The Hateful Eight. You can imagine just how effective this was for his career. These roles catapulted the actor to stardom. Ever since, he’s appeared in TV shows like Lie to Me.
Freddy Rodriguez – 5 feet 6 inches
You’ve got to love a well-dressed man, no matter his height! Standing at 5’6″, Freddy Rodriguez is an American actor and producer. He’s most famous for his roles in movies like Planet Terror, Poseidon, and Harsh Times. Additionally, he’s made appearances in famous TV shows like Ugly Betty, Scrubs, American Dad!, Family Guy, and ER. Among his work as an actor and producer, his most famous role is of Hector Federico “Rico” Diaz on Six Feet Under.
James Cagney – 5 feet 4 inches
Described as “maybe the greatest actor who ever appeared in front of a camera” by none other than Orson Welles, James Cagney stood at 5’4″. That information meant nothing seeing his incredible success in the entertainment industry. James was an actor and dancer who was greatly acclaimed in his time. He was known for giving consistently energetic performances. So it only makes sense that he’d won plenty of awards throughout his career.
Billy Boyd – 5 feet 5 inches
The 5’5″ Scottish-born actor is immensely talented. Ever since he appeared in The Lord of the Rings franchise as Pippin, he’s been mainly recognized for that. However, his list of roles is very diverse. He’s appeared in movies such as Seed of Chucky, Tell It to the Bees, and Stone of Destiny, among many others. Naturally, like many other actors, he’s appeared in many TV shows as well, including The Simpsons, Grey’s Anatomy, and Hollywood.
David Archuleta – 5 feet 5 inches
You must remember David Archuleta from the 7th season of American Idol seeing as he was one of the youngest participants at age 16. While his main focus is music, he acts as well. Standing at 5’5″, David has appeared in shows like Hannah Montana, iCarly, and Nandito Ako. Currently, he’s been working on music and philanthropy – both of which he’s incredibly passionate about. We wish him all the best!
Henry Winkler – 5 feet 5 inches
Henry Winkler is most recognizable for his role as the Fonz in Happy Days. However, the 5’5″ actor has done so much more than that. From a young age, he’d known he wanted to become an actor. So, when he got his first role – an extra on a game show in New York – he was ecstatic. This was despite the fact that he was paid $10 for this role. It wasn’t until his famous role in Happy Days that came out in 1974 that he rose to fame.
Sean Astin – 5 feet 5 inches
Standing at 5’5″, Sean Astin has been acting and performing since he was a young child. He’s most famous for his role on The Goonies playing Michael “Mikey” Walsh. Of course, he’s appeared in many other shows and movies, including 50 First Dates, The Lord of the Rings, and Stranger Things. Most recently, he played Pete Andrews in the hit TV series, Supergirl. Not to mention, he’s made appearances in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well.
Shia LaBeouf – 5 feet 7 inches
Shia LaBeouf made his claim to fame when he appeared in the Disney TV series, Even Stevens. While he had roles in famous shows prior to that, he didn’t have his breakthrough until his Disney premiere. Standing at 5’7″, he won a Young Artist Award nomination in 2001 for his role on the famous show as well as winning a Daytime Emmy Award for the same role in 2003. Since he became famous, he’s been in many famous movies and shows, from hosting Saturday Night Live to landing a role in movies like Fury.
Cillian Murphy – 5 feet 7 inches
Irish actor and musician Cillian Murphy stands at 5’7″. He started acting and immediately gained recognition thanks to his immense talent. Once the two-character stage drama Disco Pigs came to be, he started climbing the acting ranks. Eventually, he played in movies like Batman Begins, Watchmen, The Dark Knight, and more. With his success came awards as well. The actor has been nominated for a Golden Globe as well as a BAFTA Award.
Dominic Monaghan – 5 feet 7 inches
He may have played a Hobbit on The Lord of the Rings, but the 5’7″ actor is the tallest among the Hobbits. Dominic Monaghan is an actor who first made his claim to fame through his role in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. Once he appeared in the worldwide famous trilogy, the actor went on to play in shows and movies like Lost, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That’s an impressive career if you ask us!
Martin Sheen – 5 feet 6 inches
Martin Sheen is a well-known actor who’s won Emmy and Golden Globes throughout his successful acting career. While he stands at 5’6″, he’s famous for his on-screen work. As of late, he’s been playing on shows like Grace and Frankie, but at the start of his career, he’s appeared in movies like Catch-22, Sweet Hostage, and Apocalypse Now. If you somehow don’t know who this legendary actor is, you probably know one of his sons – Charlie Sheen.
Daniel Ezra – 5 feet 8 inches
Now the star of All American, British actor Daniel Ezra stands at 5’8″ while his costar, Samantha Logan, is just an inch shorter. Interestingly, Daniel had no interest in acting until the age of 18. In 2014, he made his on-screen debut in Murdered by My Boyfriend, and ever since, he’s been landing roles in many British series like Blood Cells, Undercover, Prime Suspect 1973, and A Discovery of Witches.
Diego Tinoco – 5 feet 7 inches
Standing at 5’7″, Diego Tinoco is famous for playing on the hit Netflix series, On My Block. The American actor played in just two roles prior to this one. He played Mateo in the hit series, Teen Wolf and the role of Marco in a short film, Drizzle of Hope in 2015. He may be at the start of his career, but we’re certain we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of the actor soon enough. He already has a couple of projects in the works.
Robin Williams – 5 feet 7 inches
We all know and love Robin Williams. In truth, he’s one actor and comedian who’s left a serious mark on the world, even after his untimely passing. Despite the fact that he was 5’7″, he was beloved all around the globe. He starred in many hits, such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Good Morning, Vietnam, Jumanji, and Good Will Hunting. Of course, who could forget the Night at the Museum trilogy? After all is said and done, the actor will always have a place in our hearts.
Gene Kelly – 5 feet 8 inches
If the name Gene Kelly doesn’t ring a bell, think about the iconic film, Singin’ in the Rain. The actor stood at 5’8″ and was immensely successful in his career. An actor, dancer, singer, filmmaker, comedian, and choreographer, the man lacked no talent, that’s for sure. In the 1940s and 1950s, he starred in, choreographed, or co-directed some of the most well-regarded musical films of the decade. That is until they went out of style in the late 1950s.