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Bill Murray height: 6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best known for roles in Ghostbusters, GroundHog Day, Scrooged, Caddyshack, Stripes, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Rushmore and Lost in Translation. He once commented I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots" when talking about the NBA in 1995. Lucy Liu made him out to be ginormous, in Maxim Magazine saying "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3."


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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Apr/15
He still looks 6ft1½ in recent pictures...sometimes even 6ft2!

Rob, do you think Bill might be getting advice from Brad Pitt and George Clooney on where to get to decent heeled shoes in Hollywood?
Adolf says on 6/Apr/15
Looks taller than 6'1 flat.
Dingus says on 4/Apr/15
Looked like he could have had a peak height more akin towards 6'01.50" or 6'01.25".
Sam says on 3/Apr/15
It must be stated that with the Ghostbusters, Murray looked as listed, definitely no taller than Akroyd and edged out by Ramis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Mar/15
I think he was 6ft1½-2 peak.
jtm says on 28/Mar/15
184.3cm says on 27/Mar/15
@jtm

Robbins also has advantage so yeah it wasnt great, i came to my 3 inch conclusion because of
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maybe the ground is uneven.
Lorne??? says on 27/Mar/15
I agree he generally looked more 186-187cm than 185cm at peak, but Rob is right, he was never 6'2 range, look at him with Chevy Chase who has now said he was "like 6ft3.5" at the time.

I do think we should bring him up to 186, though. Rob says he might have occasionally wore lifts, which, if true would explain him looking closer to 6'2 at times. I've always thought he looked 186-7, Rob had him 6'1, but you could argue 6ft1.5, the 1.25 would be a good compromise. He was marginally taller than Akroyd, who certainly wasn't under 185.(If he was, that is bad news for Jimmy Fallon!)
184.3cm says on 27/Mar/15
@jtm

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slothee says on 26/Mar/15
I'd say 6'1.25" range for him. Even today he looks like the amount of height he's lost is minimal.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Mar/15
Yeah he can still look 186-187cm today. I don't think he's really lost anything substantial. Maybe a centimetre tops.

But Dmeyer are you certain on 6ft2 peak?
jtm says on 26/Mar/15
robbins is clearly slouching.
184.3cm says on 26/Mar/15
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3 inches shorter than Tim Robbins.
Dmeyer says on 26/Mar/15
Evry one on this page think 6'1.5 is closer he desserves aleast 6'1.25 and peak 6'1.5
Dmeyer says on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
[Editor Rob: I doubt he was near 6ft 2, with a guy like chevy chase I think around 186cm is more likely than 188cm.]
Dmeyer says on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 19/Mar/15
He's still at least 6ft1 today. In Monuments Men he easily has about 3in on Clooney (bare minimum 5ft10½ now).
Dmeyer says on 9/Mar/15
He looks 6'1.5 near Norton and willis , he looks it with damon , i could see 6'3 in boots that 1.25 , at peak peak 187 now 186
Lorne says on 7/Mar/15
You really think he wore lifts?!?

Damn, anyone could wear them, if h does!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Mar/15
He looks very close to Harold Ramis in Stripes.

I'd say 187cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Mar/15
Dejavu says on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.

Agree
Dejavu says on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.
184.3cm says on 19/Feb/15
I would have guessed 187cm at peak 6'1.5. He seemed to edge Dan Aykroyd out in the ghostbuster films.
jtm says on 19/Feb/15
rob how tall do you think wes anderson is? he is listed 6'1 in most sites but he looks taller than murray in recent pictures. maybe murray is closer to 6'0 nowadays.
[Editor Rob: I'd say 6ft 1.]
cole says on 17/Feb/15
@Editor Rob: Besides the fact that he has looked 186 cm, a 64 year old man is likely to have lost a little height, so maybe you should just give him the 186 cm peak height as he still to this day pulls off 185 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Feb/15
Murray looked 6ft1-2 in Mad Dog & Glory. Towered over Robert DeNiro and at least 2in taller than Uma Thurman.

Rob, could 186cm peak be possible?
[Editor Rob: 186 is never impossible for Bill]
Arch Stanton says on 31/Jan/15
Actually in some scenes he could look 6'2 range with Goldblum!
Arch Stanton says on 31/Jan/15
He looked 6'1.5 with Owen Wilson though.
Arch Stanton says on 31/Jan/15
Rob can you add The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou? Goldblum had him by 3-4 inches.
[Editor Rob: at times in Ghostbusters I think Murray could indeed look in the 186 range.]
A6'1Guy says on 27/Jan/15
Any possibility for a 6'2 height peak? Or maybe even 6'1.75?
[Editor Rob: Chevy Chase admitted he was 6ft 3.5, I doubt he was only 1.5 inches taller than Bill from what I've seen of them together.]
kreyzig 6ft 3 says on 16/Dec/14
I was standing close to him at TIFF 2014 and he was little bit shorter than me.So 6ft 1 is a good call.
cole says on 15/Dec/14
He looked about 3 cm taller than Edward Norton in 2012, both wearing regular dress shoes. Bruce Willis in comparison looked at least 6 cm shorter than Bill and 3 cm shorter than Norton. I'd guess them at 185, 182 and 179 respectively. Norton stood a little behind in a few shots though, so near 183 is possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 10/Dec/14
Murray could look 6ft2 beside Jordan...
The shredder says on 5/Dec/14
Michael Jordan looked not even 6 '5 " next to him in Space Jam , So Mike is 6'4.5 or Bill 6 '2 over 6 '1 ". .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Dec/14
He looked nearer 6ft2 in the 80's I think. Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Scrooged.

Rob, I'd give him back the 6ft1½(187cm) peak height.
Sam says on 4/Nov/14
I wonder if age is finally starting to catch up to Murray, near Frances McDormand recently in Olive Kittridge, he could seem a bit sub-6'1" in some scenes.

I'd bet his body weight was 180 lbs. range in younger years, 185-200 range the last 15 years or so. Looked a bit heavier in Rushmore, slenderer in Broken Flowers.
Danimal says on 23/Oct/14
He had an inch on 6'1" Dan Aykroyd. Was close to that 6'2" mark in his younger days.
mike says on 22/Oct/14
6ft 1.25-1.5in peak
6ft 0.75in today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 10/Oct/14
He looked 6ft1¼(186cm) in Monuments Men
anonymous says on 27/May/14
Ghostbusters (1984):

Harold Ramis 6'1.75''
Bill Murray 6'1''
Dan Aykroyd 6'0.5''
Ernie Hudson 5'11.5''
Sigourney Weaver 5'11''
the shredder says on 18/May/14
I mean Ghostbusters weight
the shredder says on 16/May/14
Rob , what do you guess his weight for peak? 175 ?
[Editor Rob: possibly a bit more]
The Exorcist says on 25/Mar/14
@mcfan: I found that video. Hopefully the link works.

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I have to concede that Bill and Dan are the same height, or that the minimal difference is indistinguishable. I am satisfied with the evidence in the SNL Superhero video.

So now that we know that Bill and Dan were near-enough the same height, how come Bill looks over 6'1" nowadays with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, John Goodman, George Clooney and Matt Damon? Well, Rob's comment to Sam could possibly be the answer.

Bill Murray: 6'1"
Sam says on 25/Mar/14
It is true, in both Ghosbusters and SNL, there's no height difference between Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Also, I thought Ramis clearly edged out Murray by almost an inch in Ghostbusters..its only recently that Murray has started to pull off seeming taller, from Rushmore to The Monuments Men, he can seem 186-187 cm, 185 cm-ish back 30 years ago...weird.
[Editor Rob: from reading stories and talking to actors who have worked with Bill he does seem a guy who may pop a lift in his shoes for fun.]
The Exorcist says on 20/Mar/14
@mcfan: The first video with Aykroyd, yeah, they do look pretty similar in that. But in the heckler video with Letterman, he only looks shorter than Letterman because Letterman is closer to the camera. The same rule applies to videos at it does with photos. If someone is close to the camera it will make them appear taller.
berta says on 17/Mar/14
He is 63 years old he is clearly taller than john goodman who is listed 185. Looks about 2-3 cm taller. But goodman because of his weight is probalb yonly 184 now but that makes murray 186,5 and if goddman is 185 then murray is almost 188. At the age of 63 he may have lost 1 cm. I think Peak height should be 187. Not a full 188 but close to it and now strong 186. There is something with his posture in the neck that makes me think about the alexander technice. SO he probably havent lost more than 1 cm if he even have lsot anything. But eitherway. Lowest i can see os 186. And on a good day 187 For now!! In peak maybe 0,7 cm taller ore something like that
The Exorcist says on 11/Mar/14
@Steve Freeling: I agree that Murray is taller than Aykroyd, but I wouldn't put any money on a full inch.

Aykroyd with footwear advantage:
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Aykroyd with footwear and standing on stones advantage:
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@jtm: I would put Damon at 5'9.5" or 5'9.75".

@mcfan: I haven't seen "Stripes", but I have seen Ghostbusters many times. Ramis looked to be the tallest Ghostbuster, but I don't think he had a full inch on Bill.

Harold Ramis: 6'2"/ 187 cm
Bill Murray: 6'1.5" / 186 cm
Dan Aykroyd: 6'1" / 185 cm
Steve Freeling says on 8/Mar/14
Murray is clearly the same height as Candy and Ramis in Stripes, so either they were also 6' 1", or Murray's also 6' 2". I'm guessing the the latter, because in Ghostbusters, he looks an inch taller than Dan Aykroyd, who is 6' 1". You decide.
jtm says on 7/Mar/14
i think damon is also listed too high. there is too many eveidence that he isn''t 5'10 or even close to it. murray isn't taller than 6'1 and there is a possibilty that he is slighty shorter nowadays.
The Exorcist says on 7/Mar/14
Bill next to Matt Damon.
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6'1.5" is more likely.
cole says on 25/Feb/14
186 cm, Rob?
Sam says on 19/Feb/14
I think 186 cm is a better call at least than 185 cm. He seems to be the be within a half inch of Hugh Bonneville's height.
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The Horse of FUNK says on 14/Feb/14
I've always felt Murray was a genuine 186-187cm guy, or 6'1.25" - 6'1.5". Judging by his posture, demeanor, and personality, he probably doesn't give a toss about height and just says whatever he's nearest to, which would be 6'1". His comment about being 6'3" in boots would correlate with that since boots would give him around a 1.5" boost, bringing him damn close to 6'3". I'm 5'11.5" and my combat boots put me at 6'1".

Murray's height now days? Hell, who knows. The guy has aged poorly, and I mean POORLY. He looks 15-20 years older than he is and I'd be surprised if he hasn't lost any height.
jtm says on 14/Feb/14
that is just another evidence that clooney is not 5'11.
kevin says on 12/Feb/14
hmmm after seeing the pics with clooney and others im starting to think he could be 186cm...
berta says on 11/Feb/14
He is about 1-2 cm taller than john goodman in all the pictires of them together. John goodman maybe is 184 now but murray must be in 186 range. He always looks it Atlest. I would say 187 but 186 is safe bet. He is 63 years old and still looks it
The Exorcist says on 7/Jan/14
With (5'10.75 listed) George Clooney.

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I think he's more likely to be 6'1.5" than 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 5/Jan/14
Looked around 6ft2 with Edward Norton and Bruce Willis in those Cannes photos. Not under a strong 6ft1, even today. He's a big man
Lenad is sexy says on 1/Jan/14
never been taller than 186cm
Cazorla says on 25/Dec/13
Rob, he is definitely taller than 6 foot 1!! as you can see in This video Click Here he is at least 4cm taller tan David Letterman! So Letterman needs a downgrade or Murray an upgrade!! Please respond Rob
[Editor Rob: they look pretty similar]
cole says on 20/Dec/13
He just looks taller than 6'1 if Edward Norton is really 6ft and Bruce Willis is really 5'11. I'd say 5'11.5 (maybe 5'11.75) for Norton and 5'10.5 for Willis if Murray is 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Dec/13
Towered over 5ft8 Andie McDowell (who was in heels) in Groundhog Day.

I think him and Aykroyd were 6ft1-6ft2 in their prime.
Sam says on 13/Dec/13
Rob, what convinced to downgrade Murray? Back in Ghostbusters, I really think he comes off as no more than 6'1", he is shorter than Ramis and no taller than Akyroyd or Hudson. However, I don't know if he's worked on improving his posture, but he just seems taller on screen and in pictures more recently (Rushmore/Lost in Translation onward). Also, I have a family friend who met him and noted how much taller he seemed in person, 6'2" or 6'3" they thought. Strange that he gets sighted as taller than he seems, the opposite of the usual that celebs are often shorter than one thinks in person.
nyctruth718 says on 10/Nov/13
he is 6'2. met him a week ago outside of my house making a tv show. im 6'3 and he was barely shorter than me. def 6'2. picture to prove it.. cool guy very ordinary
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 26/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"
berta says on 26/Oct/13
probably 186 he looks that in all his movies and still does
Dejavu says on 5/Oct/13
Still looks like a very strong 6'1, assuming that Edward Norton is 6'0 and Bruce Willis is 5'11.
Arch Stanton says on 29/Sep/13
If ever you want an example of "pure lust" on a face, watch Bill Murray's face in Ghostbusters. He's literally creaming for Sigorney!!
Arch Stanton says on 29/Sep/13
6'3" LOL. Watch Ghostbusters. 5'11.5" Signorney Weaver is in flats and he had 1.5 inches on her in the film. This is spot on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Sep/13
I think Murray is 186-187cm, judging by the pics with 180-181cm Bruce Willis and 183cm Edward Norton.

Maybe he hasn't lost anything?
cole says on 30/Aug/13
I would say there is 4 or so cm between him and Norton. In my mind Norton is a 182 cm guy, and Willis can look 178-179 cmrange these days. Murray could actually be 186 cm. I don't see a 2 cm difference between Norton and Murray. So if Murray is really 185, Norton is 181 cm range.
greg says on 30/Aug/13
Gotta say that Murray looked slightly taller than Letterman last night in his Liberace entrance. Would have thought he's a tad taller than 6'1", but hey what do I know. Doesn't exactly look to be shrinking fast, even at his age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 31/Jul/13
Looked a 187cm guy for most of his career.
Harold Ramis looked 188-189cm
mande2013 says on 1/Jul/13
Funny, I would have assumed 6'2-6'3. He always seems a tad more imposing than your run of the mill 6'0/6'1 guy.
Nenninn says on 28/Apr/13
Peak: around 187 maybe a bit less , now just under 186.
Jack says on 18/Dec/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover, you have a very bad habit of over-estimating heights. Murray may have been that tall at his peak but certainly no longer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Dec/12
Murray 6ft1.25(186cm)
Willis 5ft11.25(181cm)
Norton 6ft(183cm)
Lenad is sexy says on 1/Dec/12
he always looked 6'1ish to me
Larc-186.7-188.6cm says on 30/Nov/12
Looks more like 186 in truth if Willis is still 180.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Nov/12
About 187-188cm with Willis and Norton
The Exorcist says on 17/Nov/12
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Maybe 6'1.5, Rob?
Larc-186.7-188.6cm says on 27/Oct/12
I watched again some of his movies and I have to change my mind, the guy seems to be a bit above 6'1 in truth.

He looked pretty tall in Scrooged, definitely 6'1.25, clearly taller than legit 6'0 John Glover.
He was an hair taller than 6'1 Aykroid but not quite as tall as 6'1.5 Ramis in Ghostbusters.

Plus, he seems to hold his own very well also next to the huge Tim Robbins (who is nothing less than 195cm).

What do you think Rob, is 6'1.25 possible? He seems to be a very strong 6'1.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm says on 13/Oct/12
Was 6'1 and is still 6'1, this guy never shrinks.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 16/Sep/12
Weird, I actually thought 6ft2-6ft3 in Lost in Translation but I think it was probably the short cast that gave the impression. He really doesn't look under 6ft1, even today.
The Exorcist says on 7/Sep/12
Looks about 6'0" in "Lost in Translation".
matt678 says on 30/Aug/12
rob did u lower this guy i rember him at 6 foot 2
[Editor Rob: I thought 6ft 1.5 might have been possible, but now ain't as sure about that.]
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm says on 23/Aug/12
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover:
Your estimates are too high.
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroid are both 6'1, and Ramis is 6'1.5.
MaskDeMasque says on 14/Aug/12
he's always looked 6'1 to me, peak that is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Aug/12
At peak 6ft2(188cm). Today around 186-187cm
kevin says on 28/Jul/12
at peak 187cm was too much for him. but 186cm peak still could be possible. nowadays about 184-5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Jul/12
Rob, what happened to his peak height?
[Editor Rob: maybe his boots he was talking about were 2 inch Portmans :)]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 14/Feb/12
In 1984
Ramis 189cm
Murray 188cm
Aykroyd 187cm
Hudson 183cm
Weaver 182cm

In 2012
Ramis 187cm
Murray 187cm
Aykroyd 185cm
Hudson 182cm
Weaver 180cm
Dance_Partner says on 8/Feb/12
I have met Bill & danced the night away with him at a friends wedding in May of 2011. Bill is taller than he appears on film. My own father is 6.2 Bill is at least that tall. It is also true that Bill has excellent posture. He does not appear stocky. He is actually He was not wearing lifts. The man is tall.
Silent d says on 1/Feb/12
Murray had an inch footwear advantage over letterman and they were about the same height. I think murray had an extra lift. 185cm. I think regis was wearing lifts to make him look taller next to bill and david.

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