How tall is David Schwimmer

David Schwimmer's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best known for playing Ross on the TV sitcom Friends. In film he has appeared in Kissing a Fool, Madagascar, The Pallbearer, Breast Men and Directed Run Fatboy Run.

How tall is David Schwimmer
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/16
Lorne I think Schwimmer is a 6ft1 guy when he stands tall which he rarely does. Maybe 6ft0¾ at worst and that's if Matthew Perry is only 5ft11¼. I'd safely rule out 6ft flat. Personally I'd leave him at this mark and bump Perry up to 5ft11½ (he looks close to 6ft a lot). Matt LeBlanc could also be 5ft9½. In the early seasons Schwimmer could look 4in taller than him at times!
Lorne??? said on 19/Mar/16
Watch the People V OJ; I too thought he could appear 183.5-4 a lot, and he does, but he looks more or less legit 185 on that show. I was surprised how much he towers Cuba, though I have always thought Cuba Jr was more 177 range.

Of course, he didn't at all seem 4cm taller than David Caruso from what I recall, but this guy slouches a lot, and low angles on NYPD Blue may have favored Caruso(plus, 5ft11.75 peak not impossible for him.

I think 185cm is fair, he could measure 184.5 at worst, but I think 185-185.5 low is realistic.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/16
Funny to hear you say that Dmeyer. In 2005-6 you were arguing near 6ft2 for him!
Editor Rob: incidentally I have just recovered another 40,000 comments from 2009-12 range so maybe some more comments will appear over time on those pages with under 250 comments...

like this page for example...
S.J.H said on 21/Feb/16
Strange that he could look alot like 5'11.5 but also 6'1
Dmeyer said on 18/Jan/16
david can pull off 6'1 other times 6ft 0.25 so i think 6'0.5 is a possible
Dave said on 16/Jan/16
Looks the same height as John Travolta
cobra said on 20/Aug/15
Looks taller than Freddie Prinz Jr. on Friends.
Judd ISR said on 21/Jul/15
In my opinion he's a strong 6'0.5" or maybe 6'0.75"...i've several doubts he's a legit 6'1"!
I think he's similar in height to Bradley Cooper and Henry Cavill.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/15
Alda can still look 186-187cm range at times. Schwimmer could measure somewhere between 6ft0½-1 at worst and most likely at the end of the day. 6ft flat is too low for sure and 5ft11 is crazy!
6'1" Joe said on 25/Apr/15
He doesn't really seem to have 2 solid inches on Matthew Perry, but he does have a solid inch on him at least(like 1.25 inches), he towers on Jennifer Aniston as well. He's taller than Brad Pitt. He's 6'0.25 at worst, like me. Can easily get away with 6'1".
Jacob said on 21/Apr/15
Sometimes looked 2 inches taller than Perry..
James B said on 1/Apr/15
5'11? He's a legit tall guy so no way is he that short.
Jim said on 5/Feb/15
Schwimmer is a legit 6'1. He's significantly taller than the rest of the cast of Friends. Matthew Perry is 5'11 and Schwimmer is at least a couple inches taller in photos, can look even taller in some.
Triplescrew said on 22/Jan/15
Alda is probably 6'1" at night whereas Schwimmer wakes up at 6'1" but decompresses to like 6'0.25". Also explains why is sometimes looks like same height at Matthew Perry.
Dmeyer said on 13/Jan/15
In a récent film he looked 1in smaller than Alan alda who is only 6'1 now so he can look just 6ft
Clay said on 4/Dec/14
Greg, 5'11'' is the real joke when he clearly physically and visually looks like an over 6 footer.
mike said on 24/Oct/14
Rob, add some of his films like Big Nothing and John Carter?
Greg said on 25/Sep/14
The best height comparison shot between Schwimmer and Elliott Gould, as stated by Matt a while back, has to be in the episode titled "The One Where Nana Dies Twice" when the nurse walks out of Nana's room and they all stand up. Gould looks an easy two inches taller, as he does throughout the series. Gould claimed 6'2'' for his height, and what man is going to claim shorter than they really are? The logical conclusion from Gould's claim is that he is 6'2'' tops, this puts Schwimmer at 6'0'' tops. Then we've got Tom Selleck, and the shot of him in slippers, which more than likely give nothing more than a quarter of an inch, standing next to Schwimmer barefoot. It seems that people want to inflate Selleck to a full 6'4'' in order to keep Schwimmer at 6'1''. My first response to this would be that even if you do assume Selleck is a legit 6'4'', Schwimmer still isn't looking 6'1''. But secondly, Selleck himself has claimed 6'3.5'', and again, what man is going to claim to be shorter than they really are? 6'3.5'' is tops for Selleck. Trent did a great job illustrating the height differential between Selleck and Schwimmer, but I feel that he drew the line more at the top of Schwimmer's hair rather than at the top of his head; I'm not sure if he did this to make up for Schwimmer's footwear disadvantage, but even if he did, I still feel that the line was drawn too high. Schwimmer appears to come up to right about Selleck's eyeline. A further point, look how big Selleck's head is in comparison to Schwimmer's. I think it is rational to assume that Selleck's eyeline is more like 5 inches below the top of his head as opposed to the typical four inches. Now, some people have pointed out that Schwimmer's posture isn't the greatest. Okay, that's fine, give him another inch. He's still four inches shorter than the 6'3.5'' max Selleck.

And to be honest, I'm not even sure that Gould and Selleck are the heights they claim. Everyone seems to basically hand celebs the height they claim on a regular basis, when very very few men are actually honest about their height. The usual defense by the people claiming that such-and-such celeb is the height they say they are is something along the lines of, "Well, he has to be 6'4'' because he was two inches taller than such-and-such who's 6'2''." Well, again, the 6'2'' guy claims 6'2'', who's to say the guy is actually the height he claims when very few people are?

So there's got to be a starting point where you have to base a particular celeb's height based on his general impression. I would start by saying that I think Selleck is 6'3''. Most people just don't understand how tall a legit 6'3'' really is, I feel that it is very common for celebheighters to overestimate everyone they see on the street by an inch because 5'10'' usually gets labeled as average when statistics say that is 5'9'', and then everything gets thrown off by an inch from there. 6'3'' usually gets labeled as "weak very tall" when in fact, I believe it is solid very tall, and Selleck certainly gives this impression. People point to when he was younger and looked huge next to everyone else as evidence that he has to be 6'4''. But we need to bear in mind that average height back in the '70s was closer to 5'8'', so you could easily give off a 'huge' impression at 6'3''.

If Selleck is 6'3'', then Gould is 6'1'', and Schwimmer measures in at 5'11''. These 6'1'' estimates are a joke, the absolute most Schwimmer could be is a flat 6'0'', and that would be generous. David Schwimmer is 5'11''.
Dmeyer said on 20/Aug/14
If Perry is 181cm then he looked 183cm alot in friends
Amaze said on 16/Aug/14
I agree he is 185cm. 6'1 guy. looks 2 in taller than perry to me. tallest male actor on friends.
Borris said on 18/Apr/14
I would say he is 6ft to 6 1/2. He's only just taller than Matt Perry. No one is considering the footwear situations in these discussions or the camera angles. Elliot Gould is a clear 6 '2' and there is a clear inch and a half to two inches between him and Schwimmer!
John said on 14/Apr/14
184 or 185. He's a pretty tall guy.
James B said on 16/Mar/14
He can look a hair over 6'1 but yet not as tall as 6'2
nikos said on 7/Dec/13
my sister is 1.80 and stood next to him every day waiting for the bus when he was in chicago on a play he was taking part in.....guess what guys he is NOT over 1.75.I was suprised too!!!!
Jeffery said on 30/Nov/13
6'1.5 (187) in the morning.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
@shamrock: that's a surprise. I heard he can be pretty moody.
I agree with 6ft1
shamrock said on 25/Aug/13
Flight attendant alert : spot on. about 6'1. Tall and very nice.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/13
He looked 186cm next to Willis.

I think 6ft1 is a good shout for Schwimmer.
Clay said on 23/Jul/13
Always looked about 6'1'' in Friends.
Jamz said on 21/Jul/13
Always looked 6ft (at most) in Friends
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
@Matt

Elliot Gould was 6"2.5"(189cm) peak, IMO. He claimed both 6"2" and 6"3" and generally looked either of those figures. He looked 1-1.5in taller than Schwimmer on Friends, but he was in his 50s so it's likely he was still at his peak. He didn't tower over him by any means.

Selleck was 6"4"(193cm) so it's a no brainer that Schwimmer was considerably shorter than him. 3in is a noticeable amount, I'll have you know. There's no point debating his height.

I haven't seen the episode with John Allen Nelson. But I do remember him from Baywatch. He's listed at 6"1"(185cm) weirdly enough. But according to you, he was another guy that looked a lot taller than Schwimmer. He wasn't a lot shorter than Hasselhoff, so I think he could very well be around 6"2" or so.

Worst case scenario, Schwimmer is 6"0.75"(185cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/13
@Matt

Interesting, the guys you mentioned below.

- Gould was near 6"3 peak but only claimed 6"2. Rob therefore changed his peak. On Friends he looked maybe 1-1.5in taller than Schwimmer. I'd guess it was more of a case that Gould was 189cm at that point.

- Selleck was 6"4. So, Schwimmer being considerably shorter than him is not a huge shock. That goes for any 6"1 range guy.

- I havent seen the episode with John Allen Nelson. I know he's listed at 6"1(185cm) and I remember him from Baywatch. He was maybe 2in shorter than Hasselhoff. So he could be 6"2-6"3?
Matt said on 22/May/13
I'm currently watching 'The One Where Nana Dies Twice'. There's a scene in a hospital where Elliott Gould and Schwimmer stand up, side-by side, from a seated position. Gould clearly has a couple of inches on Schwimmer, and this was a more youthful, lean Gould than the later seasons.

Now this site has Gould at 6'1, or a peak 6'2. If that's the case, then the eyeball test on this episode would put Schwimmer at six feet, which actually seems about right. No shame in that -- six feet is an underestimated height, and will look tall to most people. The reality is that Schwimmer never came close to measuring up against guys who were legitimately 6'2+, whether Gould, Selleck, John Allen Nelson, etc.
Balrog said on 22/May/13
I think Perry at 5'11.5'' and Schwimmer at 6'0.75'' is perfect. He was eye to eye with Freddie Prinze Jr and about 2in taller than Willis.
Ash Navarre said on 15/May/13
Balrog says on 4/Feb/13
He could be just 6'0.5'' but a flat 6 feet don't think so.

Agree. With 5'11 Brad Pitt. I see 1 1/2 inches difference max.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=sYHjfyMl54k&feature=endscreen
lelman said on 30/Apr/13
Not a smidge below 6 foot, I saw him at a red carpet event (from a distance, of course) and he was definitely taller than me - I'm 5'11". 6'1" seems fair.
jamestux said on 28/Apr/13
I was a few seats away from him watching Kevin Spacey in Richard III a couple of years back - I had to stand to let him pass and it threw me that h was no taller than me (the girl I was with didn't believe it was him at first as he was my height or shorter) - I think I'm 5'11.
me said on 3/Mar/13
He has the face of a 7 footer. Longest pupil to top lip distance I've ever seen.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
About 3in under Selleck who was probably still 6ft4 in the 90s. 185-186cm fits Schwimmer. At his tallest he can maybe look 2in taller than Matthew Perry
Balrog said on 4/Feb/13
He could be just 6'0.5'' but a flat 6 feet don't think so.
Dom said on 2/Feb/13
@ Trent, Schwimmer isn't even standing erect in that photo. You can see he's hunched slightly, his shoulders are dropped. He's too big for 6' even. He has a good 3-4cm on Matt Perry who is 5'11.5 and Selleck was probably still 6'4 even in 1997.
Trent said on 16/Jan/13
Schwimmer with Tom Selleck, who claimed 6'3.5 back in '87.

Here, look at this: Click Here
It's very briefly onscreen, but you can see there Selleck is actually in slippers--probably only taking 1/4" or so from them, but every bit counts. Later the scene cuts away though and this time you can see Selleck is barefoot now for some reason, but it seems when they were standing face-to-face like that Selleck did take a bit of footwear advantage.

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I'd say, accounting for the footwear advantage Selleck takes, Schwimmer could be 6'0.25.
Balrog said on 10/Jan/13
Schwimmer has more than 2in over Pitt. This guy ain't under 6'0'' and likely closer 6'1''.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/12
6ft1.5(187cm) out of bed
6ft1.25(186cm) morning
6ft1.25(186cm) lunchtime
6ft1(185cm) afternoon
6ft1(185cm) evening
6ft0.75(185cm) night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/12
Actually, I saw that episode with Willis.
If Willis is/was 5ft11.5 (which is probable), Schwimmer looked 186-187cm
Ace said on 8/Dec/12
James he looked every bit of 6'1 (if not taller) assuming Bruce Willis was 5'11.5.
James said on 14/Nov/12
Didn't ltook as tall as 6'1 face too face with Bruce willis
Shaun said on 24/Oct/12
Well, I believed the 6 ft 2 listing for him watching Friends, he could look it with hair and clumpy shoes. The Tom Selleck barefoot comparison is the best "evidence" that he's somewhere between 6' and 6'1". Looked 184cm tops next to Gabrielle Reece in heels.
Shaun said on 24/Oct/12
caspar says on 3/Nov/11
he is 6.2ft and did you now I think he one an award for the most attractive man
they were not wrong I tried his hairstyle a few times myself but very tricky.

He's pretty goofy looking though isn't he.
James said on 15/Oct/12
Weak 6'1 guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Aug/12
Can really look anywhere from 6ft to 6ft2. He's definitely got more than 1in on Perry who looks at least 5ft11.5/182cm.
Nicole said on 17/Aug/12
He's about 1.4-2 inches taller than Dylan Moran, who is said to be 5'11"
short man syndrome said on 4/Aug/12
he has long legs which make him appear taller than he actually is (see Matt Smith) and needs a downgrade.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 24/Jan/12
I doubt he's below 6"0.75 (185 cm).
steven said on 15/Jan/12
max 7cm taller than 5'8 simon pegg. he is 5'11.
Silent d said on 13/Dec/11
He always looked 6 foot 1. Big difference between him and matt le blanc. A little difference between him and perry. Pitt was slightly taller than joey. Bruce willis was shorter by about 2 inches.
Ace said on 17/Nov/11
His height has always confused me. In Friends he frequently appeared no more than an inch taller than 5'11.5 (give or take a half inch) Matthew Perry, but then suddenly has at least 2 inches on 5'11.5 Bruce Willis and 5'11 Brad Pitt. He ranges anywhere from 6'0.5 to 6'2 in photos. I would guess that 6'1 is probably closest however.
Shortish86 said on 9/Nov/11
I think he's a weak six footer, 182.5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/11
Rob wasn't he originally listed here as 6"2?
caspar said on 3/Nov/11
he is 6.2ft and did you now I think he one an award for the most attractive man
they were not wrong I tried his hairstyle a few times myself but very tricky.
Jonas said on 2/Nov/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 20/Aug/11
Looks bang on the same height as 6"2(188cm) Clive Owen in these

That is because Clive Owen isn't 6'2... I'd say 6'1.5 tops
Rob G said on 24/Oct/11
Jack says on 19/Oct/11
Perhaps a 6'0.75" downgrade Rob? He seems to really struggle to hold his own against geniune 6'2" guys.

I agree.
He is a weak 6'1" guy. 6'0.75" or even 6'0.5" would be spot on.
Jack said on 19/Oct/11
Perhaps a 6'0.75" downgrade Rob? He seems to really struggle to hold his own against geniune 6'2" guys.
LAN Jiao said on 18/Oct/11
lol 6'1.. with 6'1.5 listed jason lee he look 5'11.5 , with 174cm simon pegg he look 5'11.5 as well. some say jason lee was 6'1 in real which im not sure.. in the case of lee then schwimmer would be 5'11 tops. to me jason lee look 186cm and schwimmer 181-2cm. lifts and small head big hair helps him look taller. with 6'1.5 clive owen he look near becasue he had lifts on. people been fooled.. lol
Shaun said on 16/Oct/11
If you look on the measuring tape on "Celebs my height" 6'0.75" is about 184.8cm. I think 6'0.75 would be spot on for him. Its just Rob has 185cm at a full 6'1" when it isn't, so he's practically spot on. Schwimmer is 184-185 range in my view.
Shaun said on 14/Oct/11
Weak 6'1" though James. He could be 185cm but that is max.
James said on 8/Oct/11
I woulden't argue under 6ft for David
LAN Jiao said on 6/Oct/11
6'1 not a way. he was 5cm shorter than 186-187 jason lee in 1997 Kissing a Fool. 181-182cm. give illusion been 6'1 with small head.
James said on 4/Oct/11
Well Shaun Rob said himself that pegg could be 174cm....if Simon is 5'9 then i would say david bizzarley looks 5'10.

he's one off those 6ft guys that can look 6'2


i'd give simon pegg 5'8.75 (175cm) but still shaun in your clip he does look 6'1 if pegg is 5'9.
Dmeyer said on 2/Oct/11
This Guy CAN look anywere 6'0.25-1 in
Shaun said on 24/Sep/11
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Pause at 0:25. Looks 6'0.5 range next to Pegg in that clip.
Shaun said on 24/Sep/11
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With 5'9" Simon Pegg. Not a chance he is 6'1".
Shaun said on 24/Sep/11
Rob's Challenge 2 friend would have 1.5 inches on this guy..
James said on 23/Sep/11
weak 6'1
James said on 18/Sep/11
Shaun says on 15/Sep/11
jamz says on 1/Sep/11
He never looks over 6ft in Friends. Strange.

Actually like James I always believed he was 6'2" as listed in Friends. He always wore clumpy shoes and his face and frame type definitely look 6'2" like as James said. I still think weak 6'1" barefoot, 184-85cm,

yeah shaun he has the head/face off a 6'2 guy. in reality though i think 6'0.5 (184cm) is closer for Schwimmers height. he's a tall looking 6'0-6'1.
Larry said on 16/Sep/11
No ways he's 6"1. Probably a strong 6".
Shaun said on 15/Sep/11
jamz says on 1/Sep/11
He never looks over 6ft in Friends. Strange.

Actually like James I always believed he was 6'2" as listed in Friends. He always wore clumpy shoes and his face and frame type definitely look 6'2" like as James said. I still think weak 6'1" barefoot, 184-85cm,
James said on 4/Sep/11
well in friends with 5'10 brad pitt schwimmer could just look 6ft and he looks that mark here with 6'2.5 david williams.

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there is something about his appearence that says "6'2" or "6'1.5" but its probably just the vibe he can give off. he was given 6'2 a few years back and i believed it then.... he also said that in his teens he was short but suddenly went through a growth spurt and shot up too 6'2.
jamz said on 1/Sep/11
He never looks over 6ft in Friends. Strange.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/11
Looks bang on the same height as 6"2(188cm) Clive Owen in these
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With 6"3(191cm) John Krasinski
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Shaun said on 19/Aug/11
Dmeyer says on 13/Jun/11 Rob could this Guy measure 184 to 184.5 by dinner [Editor Rob: not sure about just 184cm] Looked a good 3 inches shorter than 6'3.5 Tom Selleck barefoot in friends. Looked about 2 inches shorter than 6'2.5" David Walliams. 184cm is not exactly very difficult to buy...
Dominic said on 21/Jul/11
Rob you had him at 184 for a while, any particular reason for the upgrade?
[Editor Rob: he was listed this mark back in 2006, but I can't remember changing it.]
hs2011 said on 7/Jul/11
David with ~6'4" Brandon Molale: Click Here
David with ~6'2" Clive Owen: Click Here

He certainly looks around 6'1" IMO.
Mathew said on 6/Jul/11
Bon_ says on 23/May/11
Schwimmer 6'0.5 - 6'0.75

Bingo.
Clay said on 21/Jun/11
Ross is 6'1''.
James said on 17/Jun/11
185cm is okay
Dmeyer said on 15/Jun/11
Rob could this Guy measure 184 to 184.5 by dinner
[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, but I think this guess is fair at the moment]
Dmeyer said on 15/Jun/11
So nô less than 6 ft 0.75 in
Dmeyer said on 13/Jun/11
Rob could this Guy measure 184 to 184.5 by dinner

[Editor Rob: not sure about just 184cm]
Chameleon said on 6/Jun/11
Indeed, 6 ft area. 6'2 is way off
James said on 1/Jun/11
6'2 is very unlikely more like around the 6ft area.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
He claims 6ft2 but is most likely calling his height in shoes
James said on 26/May/11
is 183cm possible for David?
Bon_ said on 23/May/11
Schwimmer 6'0.5 - 6'0.75, Perry 5'10.5 - 5'11
Shaun said on 16/May/11
LOL ACG thinks Schwimmer is a strong 6'2" LOL Click Here . Two inches shorter than 6'2.5" |David Walliams who isn't even standing completely straight.
Chameleon said on 13/May/11
In fact more then 2 inches.
Chameleon said on 6/May/11
David had an easy 2' on Pitt if he stood straight and who even knows what shoes Pitt was wearing? come on lmao.
apo said on 4/May/11
LOL at David 2" taller than Pitt and Willis.. David looked barely taller than Pitt, and max. 1" taller than Willis..
Ace said on 24/Apr/11
Fred, David looked well over two inches taller then Brad Pitt, and similarly had around 2 inches on Bruce Willis.
Rob G said on 18/Apr/11
Yeah, IMO Perry is 182cm and Schwimmer 184cm.
apo said on 16/Apr/11
in some episodes, perry looks almost the same height as schwimmer, probably with favorable footwear. he is listed 181, schwimmer is 185, no way there is 4 cm difference between them..
Viper said on 29/Mar/11
LOL at 6-3 for Brock. Brock is under 6-2
Fred said on 29/Mar/11
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Brock is not more than 6'3. There is clearly more than 2 inches here.
Also Schwimmer barely looked an inch taller than Brad Pitt in friends.
Shaun said on 26/Feb/11
Bon_ says on 31/Jan/11
Schwimmer - 184 cm(6'0.5)

Finally a spot on estimate from Bon.
Rob G said on 25/Feb/11
Selleck even said he was 6'3.5" during Friends, if I remember correctly.
Anyways, 6'0.5" or weak 6'1" for Schwimmer is correct.
dennis said on 21/Feb/11
Tom selleck might be 6'3 today but in the early friends years he was without a doubt 6'4 flat so Schwimmer might be 186 with shoes but 184 barefoot. i'm 184 barefoot but with shoes i'm closer to 6'2
dennis said on 21/Feb/11
i'm 6'0.5 and i see a very similar height in him as i see in myself . 184 seems to be on the spot
Rob G said on 21/Feb/11
Weak 6'1" without shoes.
James said on 3/Feb/11
6'2 in shoes.
Bon_ said on 31/Jan/11
Schwimmer - 184 cm(6'0.5)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/11
I'll settle on 6"0.75(185cm)
Shaun said on 21/Jan/11
@Short man

That's because Walliams is 6'2.5" and Schwimmer is 6'0.5".
short man syndrome said on 2/Jan/11
he looked about 2 inches smaller than David Walliams on Come Fly With Me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Dec/10
6"1 is good enough for me
Jimmy said on 16/Dec/10
i think he is 5' 11" maybe 6' i am 5' 10.5" and he didnt look much taller than me
Shaun said on 16/Dec/10
He looked 6'0.5" tops next to 6'3" Gabrielle Reece accounting for her footwear.
Shaun said on 16/Dec/10
He looks the same height as Keanu Reeves. 184-85cm range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Dec/10
6ft 1in is right...
James said on 10/Nov/10
I think he's a guy that fluctatues between 6'0-6'1 so he's not a legit 6'1 guy like Jim Carrey or Colin Firth.
Rob G said on 29/Oct/10
184cm, even though he slouches.
Rampage(\\-_-_-/)Clover said on 27/Oct/10
185-186cm....he slouches.
robbie h said on 22/Sep/07
looks 6ft to me, his hair makes him looks an inch taller
Bombay Rocker said on 2/Sep/07
i see 6 feet 1 at the very max in Glenn's pic maybe even 6 feet 0.5 inches, sorry Glenn but he doesnt look even close to 6 feet 2 in that pic, even if he comes closer to camera and his posture and your posture both look quite ok and he seems happy to be taking pic with you.
ted said on 29/Aug/07
He is 6-1 maybe with his haircut that gives him one inch.But what happens if he was bald?
anonymous said on 21/Aug/07
he had a solid inch over damian lewis, i.e. 6`1. however, damian could be closer to 6`.5 since he looked taller than livingston by a pretty good amount.
Ross said on 17/Aug/07
Larry David, who is supposedly 6'0, and looks it, maybe a bit under, is a few under Schwimmer. Based on that, I'd imagine 6'1 easy, 6'2 sounds reasonable. He looks quite tall, and in Band of Brothers, he towered over the cast. His character was quite tall in real life, and despite the cast being short, he was taller than Damian Lewis, who's 6'0. Just from my perceptions, anything under 6'1 for Schwimmer seems ridiculous, though I could be wrong.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/07
le blanc looked the same as elle in 0.2 in heels 0.5 cm and he had 2 in so he must be 5'10
Matt said on 1/Aug/07
Revised figures for the Friends cast:

Schwimmer: Six feet even (1.5" shorter than 6'1.5" Jonathan Ross).

Perry: 5'10.5" (1.5" shorter than Schwimmer, plus I know it for a fact).

Le Blanc: 5'9" (managed to meet Elle Macpherson vis-a-vis, which would have been impossible for anybody shorter than that).
Anonymous said on 13/Jul/07
I've watched all seasons of Friends and studied some pictures of Mr Schwimmer must say that for some reason Schwimmer looks in 6'0 1/2 to 6'1 1/2 range. Definetly not shorter than that, but a bit schorter than 6'2 he claims, frankly the listening here is quite correct I think
dmeyer said on 11/Jul/07
to me he looks a solid 6 ft 1 in in that pics maybe not more but no less
anonymous said on 20/Jun/07
the problem is, you never know what is going on below their waist. for all we know, schwimmer could be standing in a gutter, which would make him something like 6`4. although he is certainly not 6`4, it is extremely difficult to tell.
l0ck n l0ad said on 17/Jun/07
Why is it I have Schwimmer locked on 6'0-1/2"... for some reason I can't accept him for anything under or over that.
anonymous said on 27/May/07
not towering matt leblanc, she has atleast 4-5 inches on him.
Ray said on 15/May/07
Looked an inch shorter than Brooke Shields (5'11")in Friends. Don't know what footwear but she wasn't towering over Matt Le Blanc. There is no way Schwimmer is over 6'0" barefoot.
dmeyer said on 13/May/07
great pic glenn he dosnt look more than 6'1 in that pic and you do look a legit 5'8
AA said on 12/May/07
6' 1.25" maybe... but he's sure pretty tall.
Dann said on 11/May/07
and glenn, how was his body type ? thin ?
glenn said on 11/May/07
he had casual shoes and was 6-2.
some guy said on 11/May/07
I heard he didn't grow to that height until later in college
Anthony said on 10/May/07
Considering just how deceptive photos are, and this one being a good example of that, I'd say David is 6'1-6'1.5.
Ed said on 10/May/07
He is obviously standing behind Glenn, as Glenn is very close to the camera. Just look at the camera's flash on his face and leather jacket, Schwimmer is behind him and over a bit. He does look only 5ft11.5-6ft at first, but if they were shoulder to shoulder and dead on straight I'd put him at 6ft1. What kind of footwear did he have on Glenn?
Matt said on 10/May/07
judging by the pic above with glenn I think 6ft or maybe 6'1/2" inch is right.
Viper said on 9/May/07
And Schwimmer at 6-0-6-0 1/2 matches up perfectly to Matthew Perry being 5-10 is just marginally under that.
Viper said on 9/May/07
Looks 6-0 in the pic. Doesnt look 6-1 or 6-2.
Anonymous said on 9/May/07
micky your pic please!
anonymous said on 8/May/07
If there is one thing i have learned, photos are very potentially deceiving.

[Editor Rob: in glenn's photo, it looks like david is a little further from the camera, if you moved him to the same position he's going to look taller of course, how much, well, that's harder to say]
Brad said on 8/May/07
Saw him at a film fest. He's 6' 1" tops.
Anonymous said on 8/May/07
definitly 6'2-6'3 ! i ran into him a day and he was huge !
Dann said on 7/May/07
i don't think is soo lanky, thin ...
anonymous said on 7/May/07
he does seem around 6`0.5-6`2.
anonymous said on 7/May/07
he is slouching a little. you can tell by the angle of his neck. and the way his shoulders are placed
Berk said on 7/May/07
don't know glenn,you were with him...although my opinion is he's one of these guys who are very lanky and appear taller
glenn said on 6/May/07
he appeared 6-2.photos are deceiving.
Berk said on 6/May/07
i think he's a little under 6-1,like 184
Franco said on 6/May/07
he got some tallish hair....actually looks about 6'0 not 6'1

HAHAHA ......SCHWIMMER :D Schwimm in the swimming pool lol

6'0.25 max
Chris said on 5/May/07
Glenn-It seems according to this photo he could be 6'1'', I trust you, but the difference between you and him seems to be 4 inches max.
Drew said on 5/May/07
Glenn, how come in the picture he looks 6'1" tops then, despite the fact that he seems to have good posture? There really doesn't seem to be a six inch difference to me. He doesn't look 5'11" though as some people are saying. At least 6ft.

Hey Micky, send the picture to Rob by email.
glenn said on 5/May/07
3rd time.he is 6-2.
Anonymous said on 4/May/07
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Josh said on 4/May/07
He looks about 6'0 in the pic with glenn
TNTinCA said on 4/May/07
In that photo, he honestly looks closer to 6'2".
Anonymous said on 4/May/07
he looks like he's maybe 6'0 in the pic with Glenn. Definitely looks 6'1 on Friends though...
MickyM said on 4/May/07
IM 6FT3.5 AND I MET DAVID IN NOVEMBER WHEN HE WAS FILMING IN BETHNAL GREEN IN LONDON I HAD A PICTURE TAKEN WITH HIM SO WE STOOD RIGHT NEXT TO EACHOTHER HE HAD BOOTS ON AND I HAD TRAINERS ON AND I ONLY WAS ABOUT 1 INCH TALLER MAYBE THE FOOTWEAR COULD MAKE ANOTHER 1 INCH DIFFERENCE BUT HE STIIL WAS MINIMUN 6FT1.75 IF SOMEONE LETS ME NO HOW TO POST THE PICTURE I WILL
Ray said on 4/May/07
I'd say Selleck is 6'3" these days barefoot considering he's 62. I don't think he was quite 6'4" in his heyday. Schwimmer was 3" shorter than him in that episode of Friends where they're both standing barefoot. I'd give Schwimmer 6'. In the photo with Glenn he really only looks 5'11" but I'll give him 6' because of the angle of the shot.
trueheight said on 4/May/07
no that looks like 5in. The camera is not a straight angle. It is shooting from a shorter position
I'm what I am said on 3/May/07
I don't know. But with Glenn he looked 5'11. Glenn, did you wear lift?
Derek said on 3/May/07
6'1" minimum, possibly 6'2". Do you still stand by 6'2" Glenn?
glenn said on 3/May/07
the fact that you didnt know that jerk is actually good.those that know that disturb me.
Ed said on 3/May/07
It must be a weird angle, because Glenn he looks only about 6ft to your 5ft8. Was he wearing boots? I always thought he was at least 6ft1, you say he looked taller?
TheJerk said on 3/May/07
Ah, you are quite right my mistake he and Lisa were in fact on AI. I am not a fan of the show thats why I didnt know. He is probably what Rob lists him at here.
glenn said on 3/May/07
ive been saying all along he looked 6-2.
Myles said on 1/May/07
i work in a bar in chicago and saw mr schwimmer last nigt. i'm 6'1 and when he cames next to me, he was taller than me ! (and we wore both same kind of shoes). i don't know how much taller, but i had to look up when i spoke with him! but maybe his frame also distort his height. he's very buff i don't know if he workouts but i wouldn't have problems with him!
anonymous said on 30/Apr/07
i saw that seen, and i really only saw 2.5 inches. but as dmeyer said, not under 6`1.
dmeyer said on 30/Apr/07
there is a scene were david and selleck are barefeet and there isnt more than 2.5 3 in so david might not be over 6'1 but not under like 185.5 cm strong 185
to the jerk said on 29/Apr/07
dont speak before saying something stupid!!!
watch tv!!
schwimmer and kudrow were together on american idol this week!!! check youtube if u dont believe it!!!!!!!
jerk
TheJerk said on 29/Apr/07
Lisa Kudrow on American Idol? Perhaps you're confusing AI and Friends. Don't worry, we've all done that before ;)
Viper said on 29/Apr/07
I think Perry is 5-10, but what do I know. Hell Perry looks 5-9 in the Agassi pic,
Frank said on 27/Apr/07
I think perry looks 5-11 no way closer to 6'0
anonymous said on 26/Apr/07
next to lisa kudrow on american idol, looked about 4 inches taller (assuming she is wearing 1.5 inch heels).
anonymous said on 17/Apr/07
maybe not over 6`2, but he does look big.
Aaron said on 10/Apr/07
Perry at 5' 10 is a joke Viper. He's definitely close to 6' 0. He just has bad posture and is on the chubbier side. 5'10 for perry is wishful thinking for you, maybe you're short so you downplay other people's height or something. And Schwimmer is an easy 6'1. The listing is correct.
MJ said on 6/Apr/07
Interestingly, Schwimmer is convincingly beaten by his on-screen father Elliot Gould in an early episode of Friends that I am watching. Both are standing straight with no trick camera angles. On Gould's page, there is a strong argument for him being around 6'1.5" in modern times. Even if he was 6'2" back in '94 (when this episode was made), it would still peg Schwimmer at a touch over 6 foot.

FWIW, I think the perception of Schwimmer's height is exaggerated because of his body structure. He has "gangly" limbs and actually gives off quite a powerful appearance.
glenn said on 13/Mar/07
i make perfect sense because i met him 2 weeks ago.6-1 minimum.giving an appearence of 6-2.or he is.
Viper said on 12/Mar/07
Jay, makes perfect sense. Schwimmer at 6-0 1/2 tops and Perry at 5-10.
Jay said on 11/Mar/07
in an episode of friends he had his shoes off and when he stood beside Mathew Perry he was still taller than Perry in shoes, not by too much though but was definetly taller.
anonymous said on 8/Mar/07
really 6`2? 6`3 in shoes?
dmeyer said on 5/Mar/07
one think of schwimmer is the lenth of his body he looks aleast 185 cm possibly 186 cm
glenn said on 3/Mar/07
just got him.he seemed 6-2.
6'2.5'' JK said on 3/Mar/07
In the first season of friends he looked more 6'0'' to me
Brian 185 said on 3/Mar/07
i also thought he's pritty tall,186-187-188 range,but seeing some of these pictures and looking more closely...he's probably just 6'0.5 or even maybe 6'.he has that goofy lanky tallish appearance which makes him look taller.
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dmeyer said on 18/Jan/07
schwimmer is 6'1 but 6'1 strong like 187 morning
MLP said on 17/Jan/07
when he was on jonathan ross, jonathan looked a good 1 to 1.5 inches taller than david, not sure about footwear
hb45 said on 10/Jan/07
David looks really very tall, compared to the other actors of Friends. He's definetely over 6'1", maybe 6'2"
dmeyer said on 28/Dec/06
with 3.5 inches heels she is near 6'1.5 in shoes so dave is 185 186 cm
AA said on 27/Dec/06
David is 6-0.5. No way he's shorter. There's people who thinks he's 5-11, that's impossible...
maybe 6-0.75, but it's a remote possibility
Mr D said on 20/Dec/06
Was on Friday Night with Jonathon Ross a couple of weeks ago and self-proclaimed 6ft 1.5in Ross looked around 2 inches taller than him.
Viper652 said on 10/Nov/06
6-0 1/2 Max is what I give him.
Viper652 said on 9/Nov/06
Looks more 6-0 to me.
dmeyer said on 8/Nov/06
rob i think you should give hin 186 cm he lookes it but hen you will have to give 5'11.75 to perry since the differance is 1 to 1.5 in no more
Maccahon said on 21/Oct/06
I have had the honnor it seems of meeting several celebrities, ranging from Christopher Lee, Matthew Perry, Michael Jordon, Vince Vaugn, Ru Paul, and many others. Fortunetly, I have also met David Schwimmer. As you may know, i am 6`4. When i met him on the street, he seemed to be about 6`2-6`3. I definetely don't think he's 6`1.
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
a friend of mine who is 189 told me david was similar height with about 187 i think david is 6 ft1.5 in you should give him aleast 6ft1.25 but it is true that he is only 1 to 1.5 in taller than perry who i believe is 183 but u say 182 so who knows
Gonzalo said on 19/Jun/06
He was clearly shorter than Elliot Gould in Friends and also shorter than Tom Selleck. I don`t think he is 6`2. 6`1 seems fine for him.
steffy'89 said on 7/May/06
he's 188cm tall, that's for sure! every other website says so, and by all the other ''friends'' he does look kinda hugesque, don't you think so?
dmeyer said on 13/Mar/06
i steel beleive e can be 187cm because if he is only 6'1" then brad is not 6' since he apeared 4 to5 cm shorter
kipper said on 12/Mar/06
i think he's just 6'1.5 hes about an inch taller than perry barefoot
Hammer said on 5/Feb/06
i agree with the ponit that sometimes when you list their height, you list their height with shoes on.
J.J.F said on 21/Jan/06
Definitely no way Schimmer is over 6'1". I think just under - but a pic from Glenn is what we need here!
316 said on 14/Jan/06
In one episode of FRIENDS, schwimmer is standing next to Tom selleck(6'4 himself), and David looks a clear 2-2.5" shorter than Tom barefoot. So I guess he is 187 cms barefeet and maybe 188-188.5 with shoes on.
dmeyer said on 9/Jan/06
if leelee is 5'10 +3.5" =6'1.5" and schimmer is steel about 1 "taller in means 6'2.5" in shoes about 6'1.25" to 6'1.5" barefeet so david is in the 186 187 cm range
dmeyer said on 8/Jan/06
hey rob whi dont you list him at 6'1.25"
deadman said on 8/Jan/06
david schwimmer came into the electronics store i used to work for in chicago. firstly, he pulled up in an old beater jeep cherokee(this was during maybe the second to last season of friends maybe before). he was wearing trainers and was about my height(i was wearing boots). i'd say 6'1 is accurate, maybe slightly less
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/06
6'1" sounds about right
lappers_84 said on 4/Jan/06
i always believed he was 6'2 even when watching an episode of friends along side Eddie Cahill who is listed as 6'2 they looked exactly the same height (the very end of the one with the red sweater)
dmeyer said on 7/Dec/05
rob i think you right because in a movie he did with paltrow and rapaport and vartan he barely looks 6'1" he looks much taller in friends 186 cm on a good day but he does apear as a 187 188 cm in friends but if he is only 185 186 cm then perry and leblanc are way shorter than i thaught
J.J.F said on 5/Dec/05
Nah, he's a tad over 6 foot. 6'05" probably, judging from him next to Damien Lewis...

Kal is right - somehow this guy always looks taller than he really is... freaky In Friends he was noticable shorter than Tom "almost 6'4" Selleck... though not a full 4" shorter I think
Kal said on 4/Dec/05
I would say just UNDER 6"1 - judging from Matthew Perry who is a certifiable liar.

Shwim's got all the characteristics of a guy who appears much taller than he really is -- for years I was willing to swear he was 6"2. Alas my deductive reasoning had failed me. He is has long slender legs, a large looking back and broad shoulders which give him a lanky-ish appearence. But if you study hims in pics close to B.Pitt and next to the other Friend cast members, an inkling of the truth comes out. Also watch him at showbizzy type events; he's not as tall as expected.
Anonymous said on 19/Nov/05
if schwimmer is only 186 cm then perry is 182 cm and leblanc 178 cm
Anonymous said on 20/Aug/05
if she is 178 she can rich 186 with heels even 187 schwimmer with shoes is around 189 190 that whi he is 3 cm taller so ther is steel a chance of david being 188 cm
Josh said on 1/Aug/05
I agree with hani i´ve seen that pic before and shwimmer is shorter than Freddie Prinze at least 1 inch and Freddie is a solid 6'1 (185cm) Shwimmer could be 6'1 but with shoes on tha makes him 6ft barefoot.
Viper252 said on 1/May/05
Could Schwimmer be 5-11?? http://tv.yahoo.com/tvpdb?d=tvi&id=1807776640&cf=ph&pgid=&photoid=487960&pid=30

[Editor Rob: Nah, the lines on the back wall in that pic give you an idea of the perspective to consider...]
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
I was watching a rerun of Saturday Night Live the other night, and there was a skit where schwimmer was in an elevator, and weird things kept happening. At one point, he was right next to Will Ferrell, who we know is 6'3". I would say that Schwimmer is not even 6'1", but maybe 6'05". He was clearly about 2.5 inches shorter than Ferrell! For years, he has been listed incorrectly at 6'2"!

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