David Morrissey's Height
6ft 2.5in (189 cm)
British Actor best known for roles in Basic Instinct 2, The Reaping and as The Governor in The Walking Dead. In the Radio Times in 2013 he said "I'm 6ft 3in,"
although on his Spotlight Casting page he had these measurements listed on his resume: "Height: 6'4" (193cm), Weight: 13st. (83kg)"
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
6ft 2.82in (190cm)
OPTIC2 said on 25/Dec/16
This guy is legit 6'3" if not more, met him a couple of years back in JFK airport. I'm 6'1" and he was leaning down towards me a bit, while my dad is 6'3.5" (with bad posture) and David edged him out by about half an inch.
Steve said on 23/Oct/16
Looks 6ft3 in season 2 of the missing.
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
Is he really shorter than idris elba? Because i doubt they look the same height
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
Is he really shorter than idris elba. Because i doubt they look the same height
said on 17/Sep/16
Standing up straight he looks 6'3 next to Michael Caine a few years ago
Rifle said on 16/Sep/16
6'3" peak without a doubt.
Richard said on 20/Aug/16
He looked 6'3 in Blackpool next to David tennant
truth said on 11/Jul/16
Gives off a 189-191 cm impression (watched Correlli's Mandolin yesterday on TV and looked that range next to 182-183 cm Cage or 3 in taller). 189 cm at least if not 190 cm, looks pretty tall to me.
Steven said on 21/Jun/16
I met him in Liverpool I'm 6'3 and he was just a tiny bit shorter than me I'd say 6'2.75. 6'3 in his prime
berta said on 9/Jun/16
yeah this is good listing at the Walking dead i thought a 6 foot 3 guy that could be a Little shorter. 189-190
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
He looks very tall. I'm sure he gets guessed as high as 6ft4...
Jay said on 6/May/16
Jay said on 6/May/16
Crane said on 1/May/16
@Dame I doubt he shrunk that much, he always looks just 6'2" in TWD. The picture of him with Vincent Ward and Idris Elba show that he's between 6'2 - 6'2.25, but at his peak, he could pass for being a true 189 cm guy.
Jamie said on 25/Mar/16
6'3 at his peak
Dame said on 30/Jan/16
He shrunk an inch. He was 2 or 3cm taller when he was younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
190cm is closer.
John said on 18/Jan/16
That's because all the other actors are of either average height or slightly short. Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus are both 5'10". And Steven Yeun is below 5'9".
Spike said on 17/Jan/16
Funny, always looked really tall in Walking Dead. Was looking at some photos of him on the internet, I reckon his claim of 6ft 3 is legit.
Crane said on 27/Dec/15
I saw him in Instinct 2 and TWD. I'd say 6'2.25 today and 6'2.5 in his prime. He's 51 years old now so It's possible that he may lost a little bit of height.
said on 13/Sep/15
Rob, he looks the same time of Elba idris 6'2.75 look at the picture 12Click Here
[Editor Rob: they are quite close in height really.]
Triplescrew said on 31/May/15
Looked maybe an inch shorter than Conan. 6'3" is my guess, 6'2.5" if Conan is really 6'3.5".
kaplaaa said on 30/Mar/15
More 6"3 than 6"2
194.58cm said on 23/Mar/15
he's minimum 190cm.
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
All tall guys on The Walking Dead die pretty quickly, although Gov did not die quickly enough.
Sponk said on 6/Dec/14
He got his 6ft 3in, maybe even a bit over.
said on 29/Nov/14
Reminds me of Liam Neeson to look at.
With (5'9.75" listed) Norman Reedus:
6'2.5" is about right. Maybe a tiny bit higher.
Andrea said on 22/Nov/14
Rob, you can't have David at 6'2.75 and Vincent at 6'3.25, he does look at least an inch shorter, IMO! Even in The Walking Dead, if i remember well, they had a scene or a couple scenes together and Vincent did look clearly taller!
Andrea said on 12/Nov/14
Rob, i think you forgot to say "in sneakers" next to the listing... Fix it :)
Jakob said on 19/Oct/14
6'2"/188cm. He can look 6'2 1/2" /189cm at times too, but I think 6'3" is pushing it a little.
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
Yeah, 6'2.75" might be more accurate the more I see of him, he didn't seem a full inch over 6'2" Clive Owen.
josh b said on 18/Aug/14
Looked 4 inches ish taller than Benedict Cumberbatch in The Other Boleyn Girl, 3 inches minimum. He did look quite close to Eric Bana as well.
mike said on 18/Aug/14
good to be back! spot on! minimum 189 so 190 is good!
Andrea said on 13/Aug/14
Same height of a Tom Welling??? Noway :)
Shella said on 2/Jul/14
I had a picture with him in Dallas in May. I'm 5ft 3 with my tennis shoes on and just came up to his shoulder. He definitely looks 6ft 3 in person.
mike said on 22/Jun/14
sorry meant to write thought.
mike said on 16/Jun/14
AlexMahone reply: never said he was 6ft 1, i just tbought he looked it next to Michael Rooker. but on Doctor Who with David Tennant he looks about 1.5-2 inches taller then him so he's probably more 189-190 range. and no i don't need a brain change i'm fine.... but might need eyeglasses...
AlexMahone said on 14/Jun/14
Stop downgrading! I wonder always that people on this board can precisely tell from some (sometimes really bad) pictures the celebs height. Mike in the Walking Dead most of the time you cannot see the shoes. So how the hell can you say that he's only 185??? Really, no offense, but people who say that he's max 185cm (6.1) need eyeglasses or a brain change...
mike said on 5/Jun/14
next to Michael Rooker i thought he only looked 4-4.5 inches taller that would make him 185-187 max.
Chris said on 4/Dec/13
Okay, hands down I am 193 cm (6'4ft) and he was almost as tall as me, he's really 6'3.
Blaze said on 1/Dec/13
Balrog said on 25/Nov/13
I wouldn't bet anything under 6'2.5" for this guy, and I could buy 6'3" for sure, he looks that in TWD. Rooker wears lifts he looked much taller than Yeun and Yeun isn't under 171cm.
Hypado said on 18/Nov/13
said on 1/Apr/13
Well, yes he is quite tall.
Greg said on 26/Mar/13
He looks 6'1 in Walking Dead
Arch Stanton said on 10/Feb/13
See him next to the music composer for Skyfall, easily 6'3".
Lo sgozzatore said on 3/Dec/12
Just looked the last episode of The Walking Dead and he did look way taller than Norman Reedus, maybe he's really 6'3...
Lo sgozzatore said on 1/Dec/12
Yeah, maybe it's just camera angles, he for sure has the body of a pretty tall man... 6'2.5 is still a possibility for sure!
Ace said on 24/Nov/12
Next to David Tennant, there was an easy two inches. I'm thinking him looking only four inches or so over Rooker is probably due to angles and footwear (It would be difficult to have "Merle" be an intimidating vilain if he is being towered 5-6 inches by one of his co-stars).
Johnnyfive said on 21/Nov/12
He consistently looks 6'2 on The Walking Dead even next to 5'5 listed Laurie Holden. 189 is a possibility as well.
said on 6/Nov/12
Rob, have you seen The Walking Dead? At first he looked max 4 inches taller than Michael Rooker, in fact i thought he were in the 6'2 range (i didnt know him). Then, i saw the listing and i thought that he probably didnt stand the tallest with him! Maybe 5 inches between them? For sure, not 6 inches... Now, you know that rooker is max 5'9, so 6'2 for Morissey is still generous
[Editor Rob: not season 3. I don't know if he's just 6ft 2, always a chance he is 189 though although he's been in 2 things with david tennant (dr who/blackpool) and I've thought since tennant is six one, that david could be 6ft 3.]
Duke said on 5/Nov/12
6'3 in shoes
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Nov/12
Rob, what about 6'2? He struggles to look that next to max 5'9 michael rooker!
Anonymous said on 17/Feb/11
just been watching thorne. described as 6ft3 in the first episode
Keith said on 28/Oct/10
I'm 190.5cm and he's got about 1.5cm on me.
Maya said on 30/Aug/07
I'd say he's a bit taller than this, because in Basic Instict 2 he was slightly taller than David Thewlis, in Hillary and Jackie he towered over Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths (both of them pretty tall actresses), and in State of Play he looked absolutely huge compared to everyone else. Maybe 6'4"?
Lara said on 12/May/06
I'd say he's possibly nearer 6'4" or 6'4.5". I've never met him, but I've seen him in several tv dramas throughout the 90s... one in particular, 'Framed' with Timothy Dalton has many very clear shots of both actors side by side. Dalton is a solid 6'2" and Morrissey is about 2 inches taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Oct/05
His agency lists him as 190cm and 83kg.