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

American Actor best known for roles in Ghostbusters, GroundHog Day, Scrooged, Caddyshack and Lost in Translation. He once commented "I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots" when talking about NBA in 1995. Lucy Liu made him out to be ginormous, saying in Maxim: "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3".
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Jake says on 14/Jun/14
@the shredder

Bill Murray looked fit & lean in the first Ghostbusters as Peter Venkman.
He must have been about 175 pounds, pretty good for his 6'1 frame.
In the second one, I'm not really sure... perhaps about 185 pounds I'd say...
By the way, both are nice films and everybody should've watched it :-)
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''
Jake says on 25/May/14
Ghostbusters (1984):

Harold Ramis 6'2"
Bill Murray 6'1.25"
Dan Aykroyd 6'1"
Ernie Hudson 6'0"
Sigourney Weaver 5'11.5"

30 years later:

Harold Ramis
Bill Murray: 6'1"
Dan Aykroyd: 6'0.5"
Ernie Hudson: 5'11.25"
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.]
mcfan says on 24/Mar/14
Exorcist,

I'm looking for this clip on the internet of the Superheroes party from SNL with Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, and Bill Murray. In it, Dan Aykroyd plays I think the Flash and Bill plays Superman. You can clearly see they're wearing the same footwear and are exactly the same height when Bill opens the front door of the apartment, however, Dan does his usual slumping. I do think Bill is taller than Dan Aykroyd now only because of the knee surgeries but back then they were definitely the same height. There was an SNL guidebook from 1979 that lists Dan at 6'1 and Bill at 6'0.5. I still think they were 6'1.
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.
mcfan says on 19/Mar/14
The problem with Murray and this is a big problem is if David Letterman was as he stated only 6'2 then why was Letterman always an inch taller than Murray...especially in the early days. I always watched to see how he measured up to Dave and he was consistently an inch shorter than Dave.

At the 2-min mark Dave is definitely an inch or more taller than Bill:

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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
mcfan says on 14/Mar/14
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Aykroyd wears loafers and Murray wears sneakers here. In Ghostbusters Aykroyd doesn't hardly ever stand up straight and he never did. It's like the illusion of Lennon and McCartney here - meaning two guys one with good posture and one with bad posture at the same height.
mcfan says on 12/Mar/14
They're both wearing boots here and they look the same height:

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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.
mcfan says on 7/Mar/14
John Candy 187 cm was a full inch taller than Aykroyd and Murray. Look at the scene in Stripes when Candy is wrestling and Murray is his coach. Candy is definitely taller than Murray. Ramis also 187 cm is an inch taller than Murray so he simply cannot be over 185 cm
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...
mcfan says on 12/Feb/14
John Goodman used to be taller than he is now. Murray and him look about the same height now. Goodman has a hard time standing up straight. Murray still looks a strong 6'0.5+, but Goodman in his prime was taller than Murray it's just he's shrunk a lot more and Murray hasn't - completely normal to happen.
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
mcfan says on 16/Jan/14
I don't know about today as Letterman is older at 66 and change and probably shrunk a bit, but I know I've seen Letterman look almost an inch taller than Murray in the past as he's been on his show several times. Anyway, I just forwarded through Ghostbusters and Harold Ramis is clearly taller than Murray and Aykroyd by an inch. Matt Dillon looked 1.5 inches of him...lucky if it was 2 inches.
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.
Lorne says on 15/Dec/13
Maybe 186 at peak, I think he can look 6'1-6'1.5, but it's been a while. This is fair, but has lost anything?
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
Jake: 1.83 m- 1.85 m says on 27/Jul/13
6ft 1.25in (186 cm) at peak. Still near that mark today.
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.
mcfan says on 22/Nov/12
Edward Norton is 5'11 and so was Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt is 5'10. Put regular shoes on them all and you've got the heights listed here.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Nov/12
About 187-188cm with Willis and Norton
The Exorcist says on 17/Nov/12
Here's some pictures with Bruce Willis and Edward Norton.

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Maybe 6'1.5, Rob?
mcfan says on 11/Nov/12
It's just a matter of illusion. View a person with bad posture and they become a weak 6'1 or whatever; a person with good posture becomes a strong 6'1. Billy Murray always had impeccable posture. Dan Aykroyd was every bit Murray's height, but could slump at times. They were both 3-inches shorter than Chevy.
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".
mcfan says on 4/Sep/12
Let's pretend now that I'm wrong and Rob is wrong. When Chevy Chase shakes Bill Murray's hand in Caddyshack, I'm seeing over 2 inches difference. Here's the problem: Bill is wearing combat boots over 1.5 inches and Chevy is wearing very low-heeled shoes. Let's say .75 more for Murray for heels and that's being generous. 3 inches difference in height is pretty damn accurate. I think Chase was if not 6'4 a smidgen under it, but I do think he was 6'4 and shrunk in his mid-forties.
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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