How tall is Chris Cornell ?

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Chris Cornell's Height is 6ft 2in (188 cm)

US Singer, Soundgarden, Audioslave. In Blender said "I got down to 145 pounds, which is pretty skinny. I'm 6'3" but in 2006 speaking in classicrock "I’m six foot two"
Comment on the Height of Chris Cornell

Dylan said on 19/Nov/15
Does not look under 6'2 with Gerard Butler Click Here
Dylan said on 11/Oct/15
He looks 6'3 with 6'0 Dave Grohl
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joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, he claimed 6'3 and I think he measured it but only in the morning, I'd say he's 6'2.25, that picture with josh had some more shoes yet he looked considerably over 6'2
jtm said on 21/Aug/15
i thought for a second it was chris o donnell claiming 6'2 lol.
Mat 5'10 said on 18/Aug/15
Hey Rob, I found another instance where Chris states that he is 6'2!

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chris said on 26/Jul/15
Rob, he actually looked TALLER than Chris Hemsworth, any idea how that happened.
Darwin said on 25/Mar/15
Upgrade necesary
David said on 19/Mar/15
189cm im sure
ReeveisSuperman said on 8/Mar/15
Chris Hemsworth hosted SNL last night & Chris Cornell stood next to him at the show end. Cornell looked 2-3" shorter putting him around 6'0- 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 8/Mar/15
Rob check out the bottom photo, he looks virtually the same height as Chris Hemsworth. Click Here Is 6'2.5 possible? He didn't look it with Butler though! Perhaps he has footwear advantage there?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 2 I'd still say for him]
Danimal said on 13/Feb/15
Tom Morello claimed that Chris Cornell was 6'5" when he was on That Metal Show back in 2010. Personally, I think he's somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3". A flat 6'2" is too short for him.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
Rob are you surprised that he doesn't have any Italian/Latin ancestry? He's supposedly purely English/Scottish/Irish heritage. To me he definitely looks like he might be half Brazilian or Italian and half Scottish/Irish or whatever. In fact I took for granted he was. My dad thought he was Argentinian!
[Editor Rob: sometimes just genetic combinations might give slightly different looks that could start to appear more like they have a heritage - as in this case - from a Mediterranean country.

Thanasis said on 25/Dec/14
Is it possible he's lost a fraction now? He's 50 years old...
[Editor Rob: always a chance by this age to lose a little fraction, but a good chunk get there without losing anything. It's the next decade 50=60 that more people will start losing a bit.]
digling said on 19/Oct/14
Cornell is 189-190 . in this video we clearly see him next to Chester Bennington who is 178 by his side , with his head being in the same height as the apex of Cornells nose.
Emmett said on 10/Apr/14
Wow, I wouldn't have guessed 6'2 or 6'3. I saw Soundgarden live about a year ago at an event at RFK stadium in DC. I was pretty close to the front, and probably only 30 or 40 feet from him. He didn't strike me as a tall guy, I thought he was like 5'9. Its always really hard to guess someone's height on stage. Most musicians I see live have the opposite effect. They look massive on stage and then I see them after the set and I'm 3 inches taller than them.
1.96.1 said on 19/Feb/14
Tom Morello height?
Jung said on 8/Jul/13
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Don't know about this pic, the angle must be weird or grohl shorter than listed...
hazmat said on 3/Apr/13
if chris says he's 6´3 and then later on in 2006, 6´2. what's there to argue about? it's pretty clear. plus, layne mom said Layne was 6´1. of course he wasn't in the end. but def 6 feet. she's spoke about that as well. how proud he was when he reached 6 feet cause he was always amongst the shortest boys growing up.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Feb/13
6'2" ish is fine for him I think but I'd lean more on 187-188 than 189-190 or even 6'3" which some think he is.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/13
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Rob do you think he could be more 187? He looks as if he edges out Gerard Butler maybe 2cm, can't see 3.
[Editor Rob: I think he's a fair six two guy]
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/13
Mmm I think Letterman is nearer the camera and he does look as if he's slouching a bit but him and Letterman do look close in height. Maybe he is a full 6'2", can't see anything above it.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/13
Click Here See the end, he looks a very similar height to David Letterman and I think he has boot advantage.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/13
Been learning the lyrics to The Keeper today and been playing along to his Letterman performance which is amazing. "I come from far away, my old boots don't know this ground, but they know it's real. A major with stroke D/B min 7 chord is similar to Ryan Adams "New York New York" "I always love you New York" but his bald guitarist plays like an F 6/ Dmin chord at the end of each phrase and its finger picked which is quite tricky to play in time and sing with it. Saw Soundgarden perform a rock song on Conan and Conan seemed to have near 3 inches on Chris, he didn't quite look 6'2 in comparison.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/13
Been learning the lyrics to The Keeper today and been playing along to his Letterman performance which is amazing. "I come from way away, my old boots don't know this ground, but they know it's real. A major with strike D chord is similar to Ryan Adams "New York New York" "I always love you New York" but his bald guitarist plays like an F 6/ Dmin chord at the end of each phrase and its finger picked which is quite tricky to play in time and sing with it. Saw Soundgarden perform a rock song on Conan and Conan seemed to have near 3 inches on Chris, he didn't quite look 6'2 in comparison.
Mathew said on 29/Oct/12
Cornell is around 188 - 189, Vedder is around 170 +/-, Cobain was 174-175, and Staley was 184 cm. These are my estimates.
Mathew said on 12/Oct/12
Nicole says on 27/Aug/12
Layne always looked like a strong 6' to me.


I buy 6'0.5" for Staley in the early 90s, but when his health started to deteriorate he looked about an inch shorter. I don't know if it was him loosing height of if it was just that his posture got really bad, but he went from looking only about .5" - .75" shorter than Cantrell to looking 1.5" shorter.
Shaun said on 10/Oct/12
I've been playing guitar along with this guy recently trying to learn how to sing like him, tough!! He's one of the best male singer songwriters in the world.

listen to this cover of Zeppelin's Thank You. Amazing

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Brad said on 2/Oct/12
As listed one foot from me. His autograph was a marijuana leaf. Crazy $hit!
Nicole said on 27/Aug/12
Layne always looked like a strong 6' to me.
Spencer said on 26/Sep/07
I'm 6-3 and he was shorter than me. I would say 6-1.5 tops
glenn said on 22/Sep/07
its what ive been doing on and off actually for 17 years.first started out as a hobby,then a business of selling autographs.
Usually looks said on 20/Sep/07
Hey Glen how do you actually meet all these rock stars and such a groupie...jk. but really how?
glenn said on 26/Jul/07
1996.had a group photo from 1990 lost forever.
anonymous said on 25/Jul/07
Hey glenn what is the year you took that picture?
Da Man said on 15/May/07
Cornell has always looked more like a 6-2 (if that) guy to me. Big fan, Soundgarden was my band all through high school. Big Rage fan too, when Cornell teamed up with Rage it was like one of my "All Star Bands" come to life.
Shellie said on 2/May/07
Just saw him in concert lastnight and got to meet him back stage. My husband is 6'4" and there is no way he is 6'2" or 6'3", maybe with his hair up 4 inches (and it is that big). He is very thin and that might make him look taller, but he's no more than 6'1".
Emanuele said on 14/Apr/07
I think he's about 6'2,5'' -6'3,5''
raul said on 5/Apr/07
tim commerford of audioslave is taller than chris cornell.He's 193...
Markus said on 1/Mar/07
I read a few times that Jerry Cantrell's about 6'1", but can look taller with his slim build. He's about the same height as AIC drummer Sean Kinney.
Layne Staley was a little smaller, about 5-11 maybe 6'.

Man...Layne Staley died almost 5 years ago now I think of it. R.I.P....
flipflopjaguar said on 6/Feb/07
Anyone know Jerry Cantrell's height?
Del Mar said on 18/Jan/07
Here with Seacrest doesn't look 6-3, while I always seen him that tall earlier Click Here
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
Yes Del Mar.
Del Mar said on 7/Dec/06
You guys are speaking of different Chris'es I think? Cornell at 6-3 and Robinson at 6-1, am I right?
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
6-3 in boots.TOPS.6-1 is what he looks next to Jimmy Page.and next to me in his sneakers.I met in 1989 as need for what? she was asking me.
max said on 6/Dec/06
"No need for that Iris.I met the guy as far back as 1989.6-3.6-5 in boots.legit." what happened glenn with what you said before? now you are saying chris is 6-1 which i doubt it, he is closer to 6-2 maybe a little more
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
No problem Gonzalo.Iris,hopefully Ill dig some up soon.Chris is 6-1.
Gonzalo said on 6/Dec/06
It`s true, Glenn, sorry. I realized right after sending my comment. The vinyl thing. Thanks for answering, anyway
iris said on 6/Dec/06
Hey Glenn could you post up some pictures with the black crowes(if you have of course)... maybe you standing besides Chris Robinson, he seems tall...
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
What happened Gonzalo? I told the story 3 times.
Gonzalo said on 4/Dec/06
Glen, you seem pist off in this pic. What happened? Smile, man, smile
Tycox said on 3/Dec/06
check out the pictures posted by Max.
REds said on 3/Dec/06
Yeasterday in a video interview at MTV on the make a video trasmission , Chris have said "I'm six " in 180 cm .No way , check better this guy !
MD said on 29/Nov/06
Jay, when I say good proportions I mean it just as it sounds meaning that all his limbs look in proportion.
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
Yes,Kim is 6ft.
Markus said on 29/Nov/06
Kim Thayill looks taller than I expeted, about 6 foot Glenn ?
jay said on 24/Nov/06
MD, when you say he has good proportions, do you mean he has long legs or short legs for his height? when I was in Korea, people said that I had "good" proportions because I had long legs for my height (probably because long legs is somewhat rare in asia, so it's considered "good")
kal-el said on 23/Nov/06
you said it well MD. its all in the good proportions of the body
MD said on 22/Nov/06
At first, I was really thinking Chris was at least a full 6'3" barefoot, but I saw him on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno a night or two ago, and he really didn't look like a full 6'3" barefoot.

Perhaps its because he has good proportions, because most tall individuals usually have noctiably longer legs than torso. I think good proportions can actually make a taller person look shorter, and a shorter person look taller, and maybe that's the case, here.
Padraig said on 22/Nov/06
Added an Image of Glenn and Chris.
Drew T said on 21/Nov/06
I met Chris backstage at Lollapalooza when they came to Columbus. I was standing next to him and he was standing a couple of inches above me. I am 6'1 3/4'', he was about two and half inches above my head. Granted he was wearing thick soled Doc. Marten's. I would put him at close to 6'3''.
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
True Kurisu.
Kurisu said on 9/Nov/06
I've met him, and he is comfortably 6'3". Im 5'11 barefoot, with big boots on that day I was closer to 6'0". Chris with flat diesel sanshoes on was easily 3-4" taller. He kinda slouches, and stands a weird angles in audioslave pictures, usually he leans towards the camera which makes his height deceptive.
Glenn said on 4/Nov/06
Bordin is 5-7.Gould is 5-9,5-10.Martin is 6ft,6-1.dont remember the rest.
Markus said on 3/Nov/06
Do you know the height of the FNM guys? (I know Pattons 5-9)
Correct me on my guesses if you will:

Mike Bordin: 5-6
Billy Gould 5-7 to 5-8
Big Jim Martin: 6' (used to think he was taller)
Roddy Bottum: 6-1 to 6-2, maybe taller.
John Hudson (last guitar player): 5-9
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
AIC were opening up for Extreme at a small club.didnt know who they were.1990.met every member of Faith.good guys.
Markus said on 2/Nov/06
Were AIC behaving like dicks or something that you ignored them, or were you just not interested ? Jerry Cantrell en drummer Sean Kinney are said to be about 6'1" and they look like it. Think Layne was about 5-11 of 6 feet.

Btw, going to see Mike Patton play in probably a small venue next monday.
Would be cool if I have a chance to meet up with him !!
Got a report from someone who met him and thought he was about 5-10..seems a little overdone. I actually thought he'd be about 5-7, 5-8, he's got short legs. Glenn thought 5-9 ?

Ever met Faith no More Glenn? (my all-time heroes)
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Hetfield is 6-1.yeah I saw all 4 members of Alice in Chains in the street nearly 17 years ago.I ignored photo lost I regret.
Markus said on 28/Oct/06
I only thought Chris and Soundgardens bassplayer (Ben?) were pretty tall, Kim and Matt look average I think.

Alice in Chains was also a pretty tall band, around 6'1" except for their bass players. Such a shame that Layne Staley died....ever met any AIC-members Glenn?

Anyway, I alsoalways thought Hetfield was a tall guy about my size (6'4") untill he walked near me on the same floor level during a concert in the Netherlands in 1997.
I was about 5 meters away and I was also surprised he was much shorter than I imagined him. The thight black jeans, thin long legs and other short band-members indeed make you think him as a 6'3" plus guy. He's not so thin anymore nowadays...
Glenn said on 4/Oct/06
Cornell was signing vinyl for me and my friend at Newark airport 1996,with Kim Thayall.Cornell or I forgot to get one album signed,so me not paying attention to what the auto looked like,and the fact that the albums had various members autos and members missing,left me confused.I walked away when my friend noticed Chris was missing on one I walk over to Chris just to have him tell me he signed it already,and even pointed to it.back over to my friend,and here we go friend tells me to go back to Chris.Chris claims otherwise again and I snapped "stop being a dick,sign the fucking album and take a photo with me,enough games and turning me down for a photo".he loved it and laughed.signed my lp and posed.classic time.I had a group photo with Soundgarden from 1990 I lost.for 6 years or so he wouldnt pose with people.
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
James has neck and back surgery in 2000. He's heavier today than he was 14 years ago. So is Kirk. Lars is in good shape, but bald.
Glenn said on 4/Oct/06
Cornell was a dick for again now.had a funny situation with me yelling at him Ill save for tommorow.he took it like a man, with good humor too.I always thought James was 6-3.I almost swear he is.havnt seen him in 14 years.
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
I used to think James Hetfield was like 6'6" during the Justice and Black Album. He just seemed SO long and SO intimidating. I was shocked to find out that he was only 6'1", even though that is tall.
J-Dog said on 3/Oct/06
Most people don't realize it as because given the personality and the involvement with a certain kind of music, most find it bizzare for a guy to truly be tall in that field, or something.

He seriously looks a full 6'3" when you view pictures but you never put two and two together.
Glenn said on 3/Oct/06
Yeah,Black Crowes might be the tallest band ever next to Soundgarden.6-1 to 6-4 on the Crowes,with an avarage of 6-2.
Danimal said on 3/Oct/06
The Black Crowes were also REALLY tall. Saw them in NY in 1993. I had NO idea that Cornell was 6'3". That's COOL!
fanny said on 2/Oct/06
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tall dude
Lmeister said on 30/Sep/06
I've been a Soundgarden/Audioslave/Chris Cornell fan for years. Seen thousands of pics and a lot of video material...Chris is kinda weird guys, cause he is really slim and doesn't look really tall, but when U see him standing next to his bandmembers etc...U'll realize that he truly is 6'3''...
Leung said on 27/Sep/06
Iris, I think your estimate is based on watching MTV clips.
Most people don’t realise how tall Chris is til that meet him in person. Chris is 6’3”, I met him in 2003 and he was easily taller than me (I’m 5’11.5”).

And in regards to Eddie Vedder, he was with Chris Cornell in a band called Temple of the Dog, and the height difference is obvious because the top of Eddie’s head comes up to Chris’ chin.
Glenn said on 27/Sep/06
No need for that Iris.I met the guy as far back as 1989.6-3.6-5 in boots.legit.
Leung said on 26/Sep/06
A lot of interviewers are very surprised when meeting Chris Cornell for the first time because he is a tall guy. Tim Commerford (Audioslave bass player) is also a tall guy as well. Yeah I think Glenn is right about Morello, he’s got 3 inches on Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).
iris said on 26/Sep/06
6´3 ?????????? no way!!!, he looks 5´11-ish tops.... we sure need a pic of Mr Cornell towering over someone. (maybe one besides eddie vedder who´s actually quite short)
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
I never met Rage Against.Morello looks 5-10ish or more to me.I could be wrong.
Marc said on 25/Sep/06
He looks tall. Tom Morello is a legit 5'9" (could be taller).
Viper652 said on 25/Sep/06
I had no idea he was this tall.
MD said on 24/Sep/06
He certainly does look 6'3".
keith said on 24/Sep/06
hmm.........I forget when exactly,and I know this sounds very sketchy,but I am quite sure that I heard or read somewhere else that he is 6'3"..........Definitly not 5'9!
To Mark said on 24/Sep/06
I'm pretty sure if he's 5'9 then he's not going to get away with pretending to be 6'3 is he.[rollseyes]
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06
Soundgarden and Audioslave are TALL bands.
Del Mar said on 24/Sep/06
Certainly looks 6-3. Sometimes even taller.
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06 coming one day.
Mark said on 23/Sep/06
I saw him on the set of Singles in '90. He is about my height (5'9")...

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