How tall is Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley's Height

5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

American Singer best remembered for songs such as "Suspicious Minds", "Love Me Tender", "Jailhouse Rock", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "Viva Las Vegas", "Heartbreak Hotel" and "In The Ghetto" and as an actor in films like Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, King Creole, Blue Hawaii, Wild in the Country, Viva Las Vegas, Fun in Acapulco and Girls! Girls! Girls! An Army medical suggested he was 6ft 1/2 inch, although site visitor Ramiro got hold of Elvis' army medicals and he is mostly listed 6ft, with one 5ft 11 listing - See Here. A costume designer who worked with him said "[his] Chest was 42, waist was 30, 5ft 11.5, shoe size 9"

Elvis in Jailhouse Rock

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Average Guess (48 Votes)
5ft 11.73in (182.2cm)
-LORD- said on 23/Jun/17
Elvis was between 5'10'5" and 5'11.5" max.

His natural posture, however, was great which helped him to look much taller (in his lifts) than he actually was. Even he (Elvis) was aware of his actual height and wore his boots (lifts) in places where normally shoes weren't allowed (e.g., check out his karate videos where most are barefoot).
Bobby said on 21/Jun/17
Never imagined him as being particularly that tall, always felt he was closer to 5'7 to 5'8, as I feel that was a solid height back in his heyday.
RisingForce said on 21/Jun/17
@ Danimal, that's maybe a 2" heel max in Feb. '77, but Tom did in fact wear big footwear himself. He was known for his minimum 2+" Cuban heels in the 60s and 70s. But I do agree Elvis may have been closer to 5'11". We don't know for sure how tall Tom is though.
RisingForce said on 20/Jun/17
The lifts stuff is interesting, I must admit. Elvis did in fact say at 32 seconds in "Now look. I'm six one and a half." Click Here

It seems strange for something like that to come out of thin air from numerous sources and Elvis wearing boots with at least 2-inch heels makes it more plausible and of course, someone who inflates his height by at least 2 inches is a good candidate for lifts. I can't see Elvis any taller than 5'11.5". We know he measured 6'0.5" in boots and I don't think they were less than an inch, plus, there really is very little difference on video with a roughly 5'10" Milton Berle.

About a minute in you see his duet with 5'7.5" Frank Sinatra: Click Here The difference really doesn't look like much more than 3 inches to me when they're equal distances from the camera, here's a screenshot: Click Here Because Sinatra is said to have worn lifts at times as well, here's a shot of their shoes: Click Here

Elvis also wasn't that much taller than Charles Bronson in many scenes together on flat ground. These stills are pretty representative of how the difference looked: Click Here Click Here I saw about 2 inches between them and as you can see, Bronson wore flat shoes in that scene: Click Here I believe Charles Bronson was 5'9" as Michael Winner said, but no more.

I'd bet he was somewhere in the 5'11"-5'11.5" range.
MJKoP said on 12/Jun/17
There's few people in the world I find unintentionally funnier than those who go to a website called, find the page for the HEIGHT their favorite CELEB...and then take the time to post "Who cares how tall he/she was/is?"...and then frequently proceed to list their reasons as to why that particular CELEB'S HEIGHT doesn't matter....on a website literally called XD
Editor Rob: there are many comments like that, but only a small amount I let through...I believe this one also had a guess attached to it, hence I didn't mind it too much.

As for Elvis, I have read numerous authors mention Elvis as being a lift wearer.
Del Mar said on 8/Jun/17
Tall for his time
Lanaka said on 2/Jun/17
In my opinion the tallest we would have been was 5'10.25 barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/May/17
Colberto, I think more A-B range personally. Looked close enough to get a 6ft listing here. D looks too low. Looked more like a 6ft guy than a 5ft11 range to me...not average
Colberto said on 15/May/17
Hey Rob what do you think is the most likely
A 185 183
B 184.5 182.5
C184 182
D 183.5 181.5
E 183 181
F 182.5 180.5
G 182 180
I think he is either E or D. He struggles to look 5'11" at times and I think he at best looks 5'11 1/2". It's a mystery I think he would edge out 181cm tall guys like Leonardo DiCaprio but would look noticeably shorter than a solid 6'0" guy.
Editor Rob: C-D is believable at times
Oanh said on 30/Apr/17
Ned said on 4/Mar/17
Who cares how tall he was. He was and still is the KING!!!

But height is what this site is all about.
Editor Rob: if ever a website does what it says on the tin, this is it.

Monica said on 23/Apr/17
Tall enough for me. Gorgeous, talented and sexy man taken far too soon. Should have been taken better care of by those who made (and still make) money out of him.
Robin said on 28/Mar/17
Elvis was 183 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/17
Arch, in heels he may very well have been around that
Arch Stanton said on 15/Mar/17
Funny, in the film Charro! Elvis was described as a 6 ft 2!
Tom said on 11/Mar/17
Fact is Elvis got taller as he got older. I think he was 5-10.5, but with lifts could appear 6-1. Without lifts he was no taller than Milton Berle who was definitely 5-10.
Tejaswi said on 9/Mar/17
@editor rob Elvis Presley has been quoted as a 6ft tall man though in this picture due to his posture he looks like 5"11.5 so how tall do you think he is
Ned said on 4/Mar/17
Who cares how tall he was. He was and still is the KING!!!
Mike 2 said on 17/Feb/17
Hi Amaral, after the 1973 tv special Elvis just toured the states and played vegas, usually twice s year. Some tours were better than others however his popularity remained for his shows and he competed with other acts such as the Stones when it came to the most popular live acts. It's a real shame that Elvis didn't do a World tour after Hawaii, and a lot of fans think that he became bored with Vegas and he didn't really have any new challenges. He often is referred to as being fat etc , and yes he was very heavy at times in the last 2-3 years, however there were occasions even as late as December 1976 when he could still give great performances and be in pretty good shape. Check these shows out on youtube, the films are not of today's quality but you will see just how the fans were still crazy about him and he could still deliver. Going back to his height, Elvis does make reference to his own height on at least two fan recorded Vegas shows, the most popular show being called Desert Storm when imo he refers to himself as 6ft 1/2 "All the best.
Amaral said on 14/Feb/17
Hi Mike 2 thank you for the answer .
I just want ask u about wlvis career .
After the show in Hawai in 1973 , was Elvis forgotten by the media and public in the USA .
Because there is a gap between the show in 1973 and the last show in 1977 when he was fat and 42 years old . He didn't do any broadcast show or film and .
At that time there werent news about him him during this gap that I mentioned . I live in Brazil and I even didn't know at the time he passed away that he was a singer I thought that he was just an actor . Nothing about him was mentioned here in Brazil ,the same thing happened inside the USA ?
Ben said on 5/Feb/17
Let's not forget that the amount of or thickness of one's hair can contribute to height, albeit in a very small way. Which brings to mind whether anyone is basing their claim on Elvis hair in "Jailhouse Rock." I contend that bushy mane is a wig. If you think not, compare that 1957 hair with the thin, finely swirled hair and high forehead Elvis had in late 1955 photos on the back of his first album. Perhaps,that Elvis appears shorter than the "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis.
Danimal said on 5/Feb/17
With 6'2.5" Muhammad Ali: Click Here
Danimal said on 5/Feb/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/16
5ft11 is garbage. He was more than just a shoddy 1in taller than Tom Jones. He actually could look 6ft1 with him. 6ft flat, no less

Footwear my optimistic friend. Footwear. Elvis wore MASSIVE heeled shoes/boots where as Tom Jones did not. Barefoot, Elvis would have just edged Tom out. 5'11"-5'11.5" barefoot for Elvis and no more.
Danimal said on 5/Feb/17
February 1977 (shortly before he died). Look at the massive 3" heels on his shoes. Starting to think he was 5'11" and wore heels to give a much taller appearance.
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Ben said on 3/Feb/17
Following up. Recall in Elvis' second appearance on Milton Berle's show (June 1956), Berle describes Elvis as "about 6' tall..." Strange, as if Berle thought he was on the radio or knew people would want to know how tall was Elvis.
Ben said on 3/Feb/17
Great to know it's not just me who's interested in height. Maybe it's buried in this blog somewhere but, if not, look at the famous "Elvis Meets Nixon" photo of 1970. Pres Nixon was 5'11". In the photo they look the same height. Surely, with Elvis' outfit he was wearing boots, likely with 1" heels. Of course, Nixon could've been "gaming" this moment and wore shoes with thicker soles & heels that day. Don't know. Conclusion: Elvis was 6' in the Army in 1958 (barefoot--the way the Army measured me in 1975) but by 1970 was more like 5'11.5".
Mike2 said on 15/Jan/17
Hi Joao,sorry for delay but my reply to you which I sent last week hasn't been posted. When I met Ed Parker he was eye to eye with me and I am 6ft 1ins, however he is described officially as being 6ft exactly.
Hope this helps.
Joao said on 10/Jan/17
Helio Mike 2
How tall was Ed Parker ?
Anti-Steve Virus said on 1/Jan/17
Tom Jones a solid 5'10" is a lot shorter than Elvis in this picture

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Eric said on 19/Dec/16
5'11.5 to 5'11.75 I would say for him. Though I would say he could've been closer to 6 feet in the morning.
Fe said on 14/Dec/16
@Editor Rob,

In this Article
Click Here

Larry Geller described Elvis "about 5'11.5" Tall", What do u think about this Rob?
Editor Rob: Fe, it is a believable figure, over 5ft 11, but not a full six foot...
Oanh said on 12/Dec/16
Tom said on 20/Apr/16
I'm beginning to believe Elvis was 5-10. Click Here

Yes, he does look almost the same as 5'10" Milton Berle.
I never thought of Elvis as being more than 5'11"
ArthurJohn said on 22/Nov/16
Rob, if there was a 5'11" listing on Elvis' army medical wouldn't that imply that he was actually measured near that?

Perhaps he was measured at 5'11.5" at his lowest after a hard day of work and they rounded down, or maybe even due to relaxed posture?
Editor Rob: ArthurJohn, there has been a few mentions of his height related to the army, it's 5ft 11, 6ft and the 6ft 0.5, which I think was in a boot.
Mike 2 said on 16/Nov/16
Hi Grizz, I did respond earlier but my comments must have been lost. Elvis did have quite large feet ,normally a US12, there is a concert from 1975 when Elvis tells the audience about how the Sweet Inspirations joke about his large feet and Elvis then mentions that he takes a 12. Not sure whether you have seen his shoe wear close up, but I have at Graceland and at the 02 and they are large, a deck shoe similar to the one which I was wearing was at least the same length as mine, and I take a UK 11. Unfortunately his costume designer has given different measurements in the past but it is widely known by fans that Elvis did indeed have much larger feet than a size 9. All the best
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
He had back and weight problems his licence said 184 maybe he lost some before death 183 maybe
King of the hill 91 said on 3/Nov/16
He had back and weight problems his licence said 184 maybe he lost some before death
grizz said on 30/Oct/16
@Mike2, so his own costume designer got it wrong? He estimated his height with such a precision that the margin error was quarter of an inch but he missed his shoe size from 9 to 11? Right...
Judd said on 12/Oct/16
Actually I believe he was more a 5'11" guy than a solid 6' however I will bet money he was taller than a flat 5'11" guy.
IMO he was between 5'11.25" and 5'11.5"!
LORD said on 6/Oct/16
My actual height is 179cm and weight 93.40kgs, but I have come across people in the past who thought I was 6'3".
so said on 30/Sep/16
So close to six that it's kind of annoying.
D said on 25/Sep/16
The pic of Elvis with Johnny Cash posted below might be misleading. Elvis is in a formal suit and had regular shoes (other pics from the night show that), but Johnny has on C&W attire and might well have been wearing cowboy boots that made him look taller. The main reason for saying that is this pic, which shows them looking very close in height:
Click Here
Mike2 said on 18/Sep/16
Elvis wore US size 12 shoe/ boot which is a UK size 11
grizz said on 17/Sep/16
5'11.5 sounds right.
BTW small feet for a "King"
Arch Stanton said on 8/Aug/16
Yes, I think 5'11.5 seems about right Daminal, I'd agree on that. Could look 5'11 flat and indeed 6 ft flat at different times though. A decent height for his generation and even today, whatever Connor says ;-)
Matthew Robinson (190 cm) said on 14/Jul/16
I'm going to agree with Rob here and say 5'11.75" is the right listing.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 7/Jul/16
Elvis with Johnny Cash: Click Here

Elvis with Tom Jones: Click Here & Click Here
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 7/Jul/16
Elvis with 6'2.5"-6'3" Muhammad Ali in the 1970's (Elvis looks MAX 5'11" flat): Click Here
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 7/Jul/16
5'11.5" guy barefoot. Could have dipped as low as 5'11" flat by nightfall. The 6'0.5"/6'1" was in his boots.
Beau said on 30/Jun/16
I never met Elvis, but did play him, as an actor, on the TV series "Sledge Hammer", (A spoof of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" films). Afterwards many people who knew him, would come up to me and comment on how I was about his size, but slightly taller. (I'm a solid 6'1"). Based on that, and what Elvis said he was in early interviews (6' even), I'd say he was 6'0", and a very underrated actor.
Tom said on 21/Jun/16
Depends on what you mean by tall. 5-11 was and still is considered to be tall or tallish. With boots with two inch heels Elvis was 6-1.
Joao said on 17/Jun/16
Hi gentleman how r u ?
By the video that stevie posted here
Elvis is the same height of berle
Berle as stevie said is 5 10
ao for who is elvis fan he is no more than 511 feet
It ia very disappinted , but people who ia wlvis fan habe to accept
That wlvis wasnt a tall guy
J_67 said on 16/Jun/16
Elvis was no less then 6ft tall
Barefoot. Trust me now, he was at least 6ft no question about it, Rob you may have made up your mind but I'm telling you and take my word for it Elvis Presley was 6ft tall at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/16
Elvis was a 6fter
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/16
Yes, he wore quite big cowboy boots in that film Tom.
Tom said on 11/Jun/16
Watching It Happened at the World's Fair I noticed Elvis wore boots with two-inch heels. That made him roughly the same height as 6-1 Gary Lockwood.
Tom said on 11/Jun/16
I believe he was 5-11 max. Probably three-quarters of people lie about their height, almost always increasing it. Celebrities are the worst in that regard.
Stig.. said on 3/Jun/16
The fact is.... Elvis Presley was no taller than 5ft 11... Prob 5ft 10....... 5,10.5 at best..

he wore a lot of in fashion heels .. in 60s 70s.. which made him appear to be over 6ft tall.. in many pics..
Fez said on 31/May/16
@Editor Rob, there are evidences that proves Elvis was around 5'11.5" range.

- Larry Geller described Elvis "About 5'11.5" in his interview Click Here
- Elvis was measured 6'0.5" in Boots (which r no less than an inch)
- Measured by Costume Designer (aforementioned)
Arch Stanton said on 30/May/16
Looked his tallest and best in GI Blues in 1960. He looked to have lost weight for it too which made him look taller. In some scenes he could look a strong 6' actually, could pass for 6'1 with the quiff.
Mike2 said on 29/May/16
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Editor Rob: for me, 6ft 1 barefeet suggest the Doctor forgot to flatten the quiff or he was the cousin of Mr Magoo!
Arch Stanton said on 29/May/16
Looked a decent 6 ft with Dean Jagger in King Creole. Jagger in fact looked more 1.5 inches taller, though I think he lost a bit of height by late 50s.
Fez said on 27/May/16
@EditorRob, wouldn't a 5'11.5 listing b appropriate now?
Editor Rob: I don't know how the costumer guy would have measured, sometimes they could literally use a dressmaker's tape, but the 5ft 11.5 is believable too.
Mat said on 15/May/16
Rob, now that you've got that quote you should give him the 5'11.5 listing. His costume designer had probably measured him at that. He was measured 6'0.5 with boots on, and the chances that the boots gave less than 1 inch are pretty slim.

He also had a 5'11 listing in the army, no one would ever round down someone if 5'11.75. He was probably measured barely 5'11.5 like 5'11.4 and hence the 5'11 listing. The other times could have been earlier and that's why he stood nearer 6 feet and got listed.

Anyway, I think 5'11.5 would be fair, for his time he would be definitely considered tall at that mark. He may well have been nearer 5'11 in the evening that 6'. And him claiming 6'1.5 would be the applied 2 inch rule....
matilda said on 14/May/16
rob i was reading a very interesting site about his jumpsuits it said he wore 2.3 cm heels on stage so he was over 6'2, but he was 6'0 barefoot, do you think he was 6'0 barefoot like the army said?
Editor Rob: I think barefoot he was under 6ft, how much is a debate, whether a little or a half inch
Tom said on 20/Apr/16
I'm beginning to believe Elvis was 5-10. Click Here

Berle with Martin & Lewis. Click Here

Berle with Bob Hope. Click Here
Tom said on 19/Apr/16
I noticed in The Silver Chalice than Lorne Greene wearing sandals was perhaps at most an inch taller than Paul Newman. If Newman was 5-9, then Greene was no more than 5-10. Elvis looked about an inch taller than Greene so I believe Elvis was 5-11.
willie t p m said on 15/Apr/16
Every picture is like an optical illusion sometimes he looks 5 10 somtimes he looks 6 2 his father was 6 4 look at him beside ali he got him an inch ali was 6 3 i think he was 6 1 1/2 without boots my opinion and opinions come a dime a dozen lol
Tom said on 11/Apr/16
Lorne Green without lifts here with Michael Landon. Click Here
Tom said on 11/Apr/16
Lorne Green notoriously wore huge lifts on Bonanza. I doubt he was taller than 5-10.
Giulio said on 4/Apr/16
Click Here elvis and james vigeta listed 5'9 1/2 on google
Click Here elvis and jimmy dean listed 6'3 everywhere, he looks about 3 1/2 inches shorter here
Click Here
Click Here elvis and lorne green listed 6' here but 5'11 in other places, elvis looks about half an inch taller
Click Here elvis and dan blocker listed here as 6'4
Giulio said on 4/Apr/16
Click Here elvis with Glen Campbell listed 6' on google and imbd

Click Here good photo with elvis and 5'10 tom jones

i think elvis was between 5'11 and 6' , with some show disadvantage and his pretty loose neck posture it would explain why he looks shorter than you would expect with egan and milton berle

Click Here his shoe insoles are very thin in this pcture and his dad is right next to him and we know he's at least 6'1 because of these pictures with 6'2 1/2 muhammad ali: Click Here Click Here so elvis must have been at least 5'11
Tom said on 3/Apr/16
Debra Paget was most certainly a bade. Interesting that she somewhat resembled Prescilla.
Giulio said on 2/Apr/16
Tom said on 30/Mar/16
Egan is not alleged. It's him. This is Victor Mature. Click Here

alleged 6 ft not alleged egan
Tom said on 1/Apr/16
Mature was a better actor than Egan. And taller and much broader. He never took himself that seriously. But he had a definite screen presence. Mature is terrific in Kiss of Death.
Tom said on 31/Mar/16
Elvis here with Egan looking two inches shorter. That Debra Paget who was a babe! Click Here
Tom said on 30/Mar/16
Egan is not alleged. It's him. This is Victor Mature. Click Here
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
more better pictures with alleged 6' richard egan than

Click Here
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richard is lister 6'1 1/2 on google but 6' on imbd
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
thomas said on 25/Mar/16
hello Giulio , how tall do u think Elvis is ?
hard to tell i m leaning towards 5'11
Giulio said on 28/Mar/16
Tom said on 25/Mar/16
That's not Victor Mature but Richard Egan who was 6 feet even. Elvis looks to be at least an inch shorter.

you are right
Tom said on 25/Mar/16
That's not Victor Mature but Richard Egan who was 6 feet even. Elvis looks to be at least an inch shorter.
thomas said on 25/Mar/16
hello Giulio , how tall do u think Elvis is ?
Giulio said on 23/Mar/16
Click Here
elvis next to victor mature listed 6'1 1/2 here
Tom said on 22/Mar/16
Elvis with 6-3 Steve Allen looks to be four to five inches shorter Click Here
Dan said on 20/Mar/16
Thankyou Alexandra there clearly a big difference between the heights of Elvis and Tom Jones which was on average around 2 inches to too 2.5 inches. Plus it's a known fact that Tom Jones wore boots in this period with Cuban heels. So to me it's crazy to list Tom Jones, Paul Mccartney and John Lennon based on your evaluation even if Elvis is wearing boots too. He's clearly taller. Elvis was 6ft.
alexandra said on 17/Mar/16
rob if tom jones was really 5'10.5 in peak if you look at him and elvis in the late 60s early 70s you can see elvis it had least 2 to 2.5 inches taller, to me elvis was 6'1 barefootm in my view, he looked taller than your listing in the late 60s
Giulio said on 16/Mar/16
5ft 9.25 said on 11/Mar/16
Shoes/Person is older
Vernom was 53 years old in the tall elvis photo

link said on 11/Mar/16
hey Gulii
how tall is Vernon ?
looks around 6'1 1/2 next to muhammad ali
Click Here
Click Here
Dan said on 14/Mar/16
Tom Jones height has always been listed at 5ft 10.5 and he's always got one inch on Paul Mccartney and John Lennon in photos with them together. In all photos of tom and Elvis especially the 1969-1971 photos you can clearly see in this series of photos of which there are at least 10 that Elvis has a good 2.5 inches sometimes 3inches on Tom. But for argument sake let's say they are both wearing boots, you can still see clearly Elvis had to be at least 6ft to Tom Jones height claim. Otherwise Paul Mccartney and John Lennon are all only 5ft 8ins which we know they are not.
Gary said on 12/Mar/16
I think Elvis was more of a big and slouchy guy, than a really tall one, where people would say he was around 6ft2 or 6ft3.
Mike2 said on 11/Mar/16
Hi Thomas, I can't prove Linda's height, she is referred to as being 5ft9ins, and being a beauty queen I imagine that she was probably at the lower end of the height required to be a beauty queen. I do not know whether she had to be a certain height when she entered and won her pageants. If you have seen the karate photo you will see that Ed Parker is the same height as Elvis, and I did meet him. I am 6ft 1 ins and he was eye to eye with me in normal shoes, so to me he was 6ft as he is reported to be in the martial arts world.Hope this helps.
Hi Giulio, the photos you provide are interesting however I keep making the same point that you can't tell someone's height from waist up shots when they were in different footwear, from different angles, and in this case about 10 years apart. Vernon could have lost some height by 1969, however more likely Elvis would have had boots on with Vernon in normal shoes. It is a well known fact though in the Elvis world that Vernon was a bit taller than Elvis standing around 6ft 1ins- 6ft 2ins. All the best.
link said on 11/Mar/16
hey Gulii
how tall is Vernon ?
5ft 9.25 said on 11/Mar/16
Shoes/Person is older
Dan said on 11/Mar/16
Elvis was 6ft. The infamous mugshot was not a height measurement and gets confused as such. The infamous muhammad Ali photo is also something not to be used as a height measure either as there are several photos of Vernon, Elvis's fathers after Elvis died standing next to Ali and being of similar height. Red West was always shorter than Elvis if you look in the photos and was in fact actually 5-11 to 6ft. He was always around one inch shorter than Elvis at least. Red in turn was never shorter than 5-11. Elvis was 6ft simple as that.
5ft 9.25 said on 9/Mar/16
How would you explain the "huge" difference of 5ft 11 - 6ft .5 ? 5'11 as an bare minimum and 6' .25 out of bed okay. But since when US-Army measures such an extreme?
I suppose it belongs to 'fraction problems' and inaccurate measurement.
Editor Rob: there will be some variation depending on the time of measurement, whether the measuring device was absolutely correct to within 1-2mm, and whether the practitioner actually put the bar down onto the head and made sure it was touching the head.

All these things can throw up different measurements.
thomas said on 8/Mar/16
Hello Steve and Mike 2 how are gentleman ?
can any of you prove that Linda thompson is 59" ?
thnk you
Giulio said on 8/Mar/16
elvis can somehow go from this
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to this
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simom said on 5/Mar/16
rob elvis did say on that dessert storm tape which is on youtube i am 6'1.5, he said i am 6'1.5 and the mircophone is 6'3.5, do you think it must have been a boot measurement because the army say he is 6'0 whats your view
Editor Rob: even one of Elvis biography authors mentioned Elvis had tried claiming it, but said "He also indicated that his weight was 160 pounds, which it probably was not, and he gave his height as six-one—which it definitely was not if he took the lifts out of his shoes"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/16
5ft11 is garbage. He was more than just a shoddy 1in taller than Tom Jones. He actually could look 6ft1 with him. 6ft flat, no less
priscilla said on 29/Feb/16
Rob do you think it is possible that Elvis was over 6'0 without footwear, i mean you look at him in the 1970s when he was not wearing lifts he looked a lot taller than most his mafia members, for example red west who is 6'2 which is confirmed in books he looks very similar in height, I think rob he was at least 6'1 barefoot, 5'11.75 is far too low what your view?
Editor Rob: no, I doubt he was anywhere near 6ft 1 barefoot.
amy said on 29/Feb/16
Lisa Marie Presley says elvis was 6'2?
Gx791 said on 27/Feb/16
Steve give up
Mike 2 said on 27/Feb/16
Hi Julio please look at the karate photo I posted some time ago on this thread where Elvis is barefoot facing the camera with 6ft Ed Parker on one side and 5ft 9 ins Linda Thompson on the other. Elvis was indeed taller than Milton Berle, but not by much. To me it's of no use comparing Elvis with other people when they may have on different footwear. We have this photo of Elvis and Ed Parker who was 6ft , and Elvis is the same height so that says it all to me, you can't hide anything when you're in bare feet. Who knows what sort of lifts Berle was wearing in order to bring him close to Elvis's height.
Although I am firmly in the 6ft camp it's generally accepted by anyone who has studied Elvis that he was no shorter than 5ft 11ins. All the best.
Tulsa Mclean said on 26/Feb/16
It's well known in the Elvis world that he was 6ft.......this has been verified many times.
steve said on 26/Feb/16
Think you be surprised to know that actually he was smaller than you all think at 5ft 10"

take at look at this link

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julio said on 24/Feb/16
mr Mike 2 what do you have say about Elvis and Milton berle . they have the same height .
do you know how tall is Berle ?
some say that he is 5 10
so Elvis never can be6"
Mike2 said on 19/Feb/16
Hi 5' 11" barefoot
Can you post a copy of the death certificate you have mentioned so that we can all see this height please. The only certificate I have ever come across has been the autopsy report and there is no mention of height on it. In fact ,there is a box on this report which for obvious reasons is referred to as 'length' as opposed to height and this section has been left blank. So it would be great to post the certificate you are talking about for us all to see. Also you made reference to a medical certificate. Is this one of his army medical certificates which you are referring to,as there are about four other army medial certificates in existence all of which show the height of Elvis to be 6ft.
Rob, for your information regarding Desert Storm-this a CD so you have to listen to it, however if you listen to more of this concert you will notice that Elvis does slur his words throughout and having listened to his speech about the microphone height, in my opinion he says "Now look I'm six foot and a half" as opposed to 6' 1.5" and this would be more in line with his real height. This is just how it sounds to me taking into account his very slurred speech during this show, which has become quite legendary due Elvis losing his temper when he denies the stories circulating about him. A very interesting show to listen to.
Mikesmith38 said on 19/Feb/16
Muhammad Ali was listed at 6'3''. In that picture of Ali and Elvis, Ali clearly has about a two inch height advantage over Elvis. So I clearly believe Elvis was about 6'1'' & no taller with boots on. Tom Jones is listed at 5'10''. Elvis has about an inch or two over Jones in pictures of the two of them standing together.
5'11" barefoot.. said on 18/Feb/16
People are so uneducated, Elvis was considered tall for his time...average height now is barely 5'9".. Elvis's medical record have him down at 5'11" and so does his death certificate. With lifts he would have been over 6 foot easily...So for people to act astonished as to what height they think it was, it's irrelevant. Mikesmith38 is spot on and has his head on straight...good stuff...
Mikesmith38 said on 14/Feb/16
Nixon was listed at 5'11''. In that photo of Elvis and Nixon, both of them are standing shoulder to shoulder. Elvis looks 5'11''-6'0''. Even though i can't see Elvis' footwear, I'm pretty sure he was wearing boots, his preferred footwear in the 70s. Milton Berle was listed at 5'10''. Photos of Berle and Elvis show both men at about the same height.Rudy Vallee is listed at 5'9''.In Live A Little,Love A Little, Elvis is about an inch or 2 taller than Vallee. I've read that Elvis did wear lifts in his boots. His boots in the 70s had about 2 inch heels on them. So with that being said, I believe Elvis was 5'11'' barefooted and about 6'1'' with boots on.
julia said on 12/Feb/16
rob have you seen the desert storm concert 1974 when elvis talks about the mircophone not really being high enough for him, he said the mircophone was 6ft 3 and he was 6ft 1.5 do you think that was a shoe height or barefoot because i thought elvis was about 6 feet
Editor Rob: never seen it, but he must be joking saying 6ft 1.5...maybe in boots though!
Colberto said on 10/Feb/16
Hey rob since he is listed at such a precise fraction does that still mean he is within a half an inch range like 5'11.25-5'11.75" range or is he just 5'11.75". Same thing with someone who is listed at lets say 6'1.25" does that mean he/she is within the 6'0.75-6'1.25" range. IMO elvis was either a really strong 5'11 on a bad day and on normal days he was within 5'11.5-5'11.75".
Editor Rob: even with measurements, there can still be uncertainty. I think with Elvis you can argue a fraction above/below like most listings.

With a lot of listings many would agree on the person being say 5ft 11 or 11.25, but in other cases the argument can be a greater range, they may look from 5ft 11 to 6ft.
6ft5Vinnie said on 30/Jan/16
Since when did Elvis ever wear 3-4 inch high heels?
amy said on 29/Jan/16
i born in 1986 and my grandad met elvis sometime in the mid 1960s, he told me he will always remember was that elvis was taller than he thought, he said elvis was at least as tall as him, he was at least 6ft in height and very slim, elvis could have easily been 6ft 3 in some heels
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/16
I wouldn't be shocked if he was pushing 6ft3 in some heels. Height was naturally a part of his larger-than-life image. I went to Graceland a few years ago and the tour guide said he was 6ft2 and getting fitted for clothes was "challenging"...
white said on 26/Jan/16
who claims that Berle is 5,9 " and if it is true , so Elvis never can be 6"
what a disapointment , hes the same height of Berle
who watched the Elvis thats the way it is , think that elvis is a tall guy , but now it is proved that he weared boots and hells
what a diapointment
Giulio said on 25/Jan/16
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0:55 6 feet says 5'10 milton berle while elvis can barely reach his height
Ian C. said on 24/Jan/16
I wouldn't trust Elvis's Army height listing. By the time he was in the Army he was rich and famous, and he was allowed special privileges. For example, he was allowed to live off-base during his service in Germany. He might have asked for a special dispensation to wear lifts for his photo, and claim six feet as his official height.
amy said on 21/Jan/16
a site about his jumpsuits says he was 182cm 5ft 11.75 and wore 2.3 inches heels making him just over 6 feet 2, do you think that the 182cm listing that you have could be accurate rob conisdering the army said he was even 6ft as they might just have rounded him up
Ian C. said on 18/Jan/16
Journalist and historian David Halberstam, who was very careful to check his facts, claimed in his book The Fifties that Elvis was sensitive about his height when he was a teenager and habitually wore lifts as an adult. (Page 463)
Brenda king said on 8/Jan/16
I have been to Graceland I have seen his window dressing he was at least six feet tallpant legs were 34 inches
Eli said on 4/Jan/16
Definitely 6'0, I think he was 6'0 1/2. He was very tall for his time.
amaral said on 26/Dec/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
did you see pic mugshot of Elvis that John burrow posted ?there he poroves. that Elvis was really 510"
what do you think ?
Mike 2 said on 21/Dec/15
Hi Amaral, I'm good thanks. I have seen that photo in the past and for me it's not enough proof. This was I believe a photo for a firearms licence or a deputy sheriff badge, and you can't see Elvis from head to toe. Is that height measure something which was free standing or attached to the camera;it is inconclusive but nevertheless interesting. If Elvis was indeed 5ft 10ins then Linda Thompson as seen in the karate photo is only 5ft 7ins which would have most probably prevented her from becoming a beauty queen. Linda is 5ft 9ins and is 3 ins shorter than Elvis and both are next to each other in bare feet with 6ft Ed Parker on the other side of Elvis. This is why I can't keep on adding to this site, I am interested in the view of others but I keep on having to repeat myself as it is the best source to compare against. Thanks for getting in touch though and happy Christmas
amaral said on 20/Dec/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
did you see pic mugshot of Elvis that John burrow posted ?there he poroves. that Elvis was really 510"
what do you think ?
thomas said on 17/Dec/15
Burrows , i think Elvis is 511" , in this pic mugshot his head is down . he is not erect
plus said on 17/Dec/15
@laura I agree with you. Celebrity height id the place where everybody is 6'0 or over and where the famous men are all under 5'11... ironic
laura said on 16/Dec/15
then why did the army say he was 6'0 then can yreally think the army would get something like that wrong, the army precisely said he was 5'11.75 or 1.82m he was clearly over 5'10-5'10.5
Jon Burrows said on 14/Dec/15
This should prove once and forever Elvis was not 6' tall. In this pice mugshot his almost 2" hair barely hits 6'. I hope posting this link is ok. Only way I k ew how. If not Google Elvis mugshots- one shows 1970 Elvis next to height measuremeant. His is 5'10". 5'10.5" max.

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Eric the Awful said on 5/Dec/15
5'11 guy, My cousin was 6'6" when he graduated high school and remained that tall until he was 25 years old. His father was 6'4" and his two younger brothers were both right at 6'6" as well. At 25 he got another growth spurt and shot up to 6'11" and 3/4 inches tall.
Red said on 28/Nov/15
i read all the comment and pics that were posted here .
i saw a pic of Elvis and Milton Berle .
they have same height , and Milton Berle is 510" , so Elvis cant be 6"
alfie said on 27/Nov/15
rob red west who was a member of his memphis mafia is listed at 6'2 if you looks at videos photos etc in the 1970s elvis looks at least the same height as him maybe fraction taller, i knew it is a fact he wore lifts in the 1970s but even without lifts do you not think he looked 6'1 in the 1970s as opposed to your 5'11.75?
Editor Rob: I think you could pick a lot of photos of him and say he could appear in 6ft - 6ft 0.5 range, but I think at times he just had thicker footwear to look over six foot.
vg said on 15/Nov/15
Richard Nixon (1.82 m) and Elvis - Click Here

Judging by that photo, no matter what shoes Elvis had worn, I doubt he could have, in any one particular moment, measured below 1.829 m (6 feet).
Jake said on 10/Nov/15
I agree with Rampage
Jake said on 10/Nov/15
I agree with Rampage
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/15
I think the full 6ft is a better fit. He was tall, especially for his day. Close to 6ft1 out of bed.
Clementine said on 6/Nov/15
Army stats that I read, were 6FT...1/2 Inch in height
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
There is a number of photos of Dave Hepler and Elvis together and clearly a good 3 inch difference even in socks. Also Jerry Schilling is or was 6ft 1.5ins in his days with Elvis. He was also Elvis's body double for a number of his stunts in Elvis's movies too.
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
Hey there Dave Hepler is 5.10.5inches. How I know this is I've spoken to him and befriend him. His words not mine. He also said Elvis was 6ft.
Jake said on 6/Nov/15
Hey there Dave Hepler is 5.10.5inches. How I know this is I've spoken to him and befriend him. His words not mine. He also said Elvis was 6ft.
zak said on 5/Nov/15
i was very lucky to have met elvis back in 1972 in las vegas, it was backstage, i can always remember this despite its 43 years ago that elvis was very lean and slim, i literally right next to him, i know this from photos, i was 23 in 1972 and i was and still am 6'1 without my shoes on, i cannot remember what elvis had on footwear wise but what i will say is that he was eye to eye with me, elvis was for sure taller than 5'11.75, i am sure he was 6'1, i am certainly of the view that he was over 6 barefoot, joe eposito has said elvis was measured ay 6'0.5 barefeet in army so elvis was for sure between 6'0.5-6'1
Stan said on 18/Oct/15
I saw a picture of him at a Gunther Toody's where he's being measured in front of a height chart and it looks like he's about 5'10 tops.
Mike 2 said on 12/Oct/15
Hi again Paul, I think Elvis looks a bit taller than Berle, but not by much. I don't really know much about lifts inside shoes but I think Steve recently said that neither were wearing lifts. This is why I think that photos of Elvis barefoot are the best to use as comparisons. You can see photos of the New Gladiators footage showing Elvis in his white and red gi, and wearing white socks, standing with Dave Hebler and Elvis looks to be taller and bigger, but again not by much.
It is interesting to hear though that Joe Esposito has stated that Elvis was the same height as listed on this site, as I heard that it was Joe who claimed that Elvis was measured in the army at 6ft 05" without boots, and 6ft 1 3/4" in boots. Perhaps he never said this?
Mike 2 said on 10/Oct/15
Hi Paul, I don't know Dave Hebler's height but my estimate would be 5ft 10"-5ft 11". Have a look at the New Gladiators Karate footage on YouTube and you will see that he is up to a couple of inches shorter than Elvis even though in the Ed Parker karate group photo I posted he appears to be as tall as Elvis, and Jerry Schilling who is next to Dave Hebler and Pat Parry,and who was of similar height to Elvis appears to be quite a bit taller than him. This could be down to the camera angle as that side of the group all appear to be quite tall but you can't see their feet unlike Elvis and Ed Parker whose feet you can see and who are centre shot directly in front of the lens.
paul said on 10/Oct/15
hello Mike 2 do you know how tall was David Hebler ?
im doing a research in the web , but i still cant find it
paul said on 9/Oct/15
Mike 2 i think you are right about Elvis height , but what to say about Elvis and Miltom Berle picture ?
they are the same height , and Miltom berle is 510 !!!
in the Miltom Berle program do you think he is using heels in his shors ?
Mike 2 said on 8/Oct/15
Sorry meant to say that most records show BB King as being 5ft 9 3/4 ins
Mike 2 said on 7/Oct/15
Click Here Hi Amaral , hopefully this picture will do. Most records show BB King as being 5ft 91/2 "
gx79 said on 5/Oct/15
@ amerale don't feel bad Steve was annoying kid
amaral said on 4/Oct/15
Mike 2 how are you ?
i found something in the internet called ELViSblog by Phil Arnold .
in this blog there is a pic of Elvisand BBking in 1956 .
can you post this pic , because i dont know how to do it .
it is very interesting because BB king is 5,10" and you can see that Elvis is almost 2 invhes taller
Gx79 said on 4/Oct/15
Elvis height was 5'11.75 or 6'0
amaral said on 30/Sep/15
Steve id like to apoligize for the message i sent for you im so sorry
you know , Elvis fans sometimes get upset by what the people say about the King
im sorry
177cmGuy said on 30/Sep/15
I think 5'11.75 was his night time height and the other recorded height of 6'0.5 was his morning height. 6'1 doesn't seem possible but 6'0 is still arguable for Elvis.
Gx79 said on 29/Sep/15
Steve finally admits he's wrong a proud day in history bye Steve
amaral said on 28/Sep/15
steve how are you ?
how tall is linda thompson ?
she and Elvis are in barefoot in that photo that mike 2 posted .
why dont you give your opinion about Elvis height comparing with Linda height as you did with Sinatra ?
Steve said on 27/Sep/15
"lets forget Parker , Berle , and all the artists that Steve insists to compare Elvis height ."

Amaral, you either can't read, or don't understand basic English. Or you refuse to look at photos posted snowing Berle next to people such as Bob Hope who were 5'10". Do you own research....if you are able.

And no, I don't dislike Elvis.

How we forget anything that disproves Elvis was 6'. Just accept the myth. That's what you all want. Go ahead. Believe what you want. I'm done.
Mike2 said on 27/Sep/15
Hi Amaral, I think it's not right
to accuse Steve of lying, we should respect everyone's opinion and I do believe that Steve puts across a very strong case. I do agree with you though about LindaThompson who is 5ft 9ins tall although I would say that Elvis is more like 3 inches taller rather 4. The reason I keep on going on about this Karate photo is that it is face on and shows Elvis' full height in bare feet next to two others whose heights are reported as being 6ft and 5ft9ins, and until I can find another fine example such as this I can't say much more as I have family shots where due to them being from the waist up and from certain angles I actually appear in some to be the same height as my dad who was 5ft 9 and I'm 6ft 1ins. So I am just not convinced by similar photos of Elvis. The karate photo seems to me to be an ideal photo. Thanks
jtm said on 26/Sep/15
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
I think Elvis looked similar sort of height to Leo di Caprio, more 5'11.25-5 range than 6 ft.

dicaprio is not 5'11.5. 5'10 is more like it.
amaral said on 25/Sep/15
Mike 2 how are you ?
i saw the picture of Elvis and Ed Parker in barefoot .
lets forget Parker , Berle , and all the artists that Steve insist to compare Elvis height .
lets just use Linda Thompson height .
as we know she is 5. 9 feet , and in that pic we all see that Elvis is almost 4 inches taller than Linda
so this makes him almost 6 feet .
i think Steve dont like Elvis , i dont know the reason.
and i think he is lying about Berle height
ask Steve to post a pic of Berle and someone who is 5 10 than i ll star to believe him
thas enough for me
Steve said on 25/Sep/15
Most of the photos are unreliable? I just don't get it. I guess they're 'unreliable' if they show Elvis to be under 6', but reliable when they show him to appear 6'.
james said on 25/Sep/15
if elvis was under 6ft barefoot when why did he say in a concert in 1974 he was quote 6 feet 1 and half tall, thats sounds to much but elvis looks to tall to be only 5'11 he looks like 6'1 in those films
Mike2 said on 24/Sep/15
I respect everyone's view here and can see where Steve is coming from, however most of these photos are unreliable due to the camera angles with most being waist up shots. Other photos of the same event with Danny Thomas Elvis looks to be far bigger and in the Daniel Boone photo it's obvious to me that Elvis is a good bit taller. I think that for those who want to prove that Elvis was under 6ft then Ed Parkers height needs investigating as we have photos attached to this site showing Elvis and Parker barefooted and so you can't hide your true height with lifts etc. Ed Parker was officially listed as being 6ft tall and you can see that he and Elvis were the same height, so forget the rest of these waist up shots and footwear shots, these karate photos show the real height of Elvis. Also on a final note, Elvis was measures several times in the army as being 6ft tall; on the balance of probabilities would all of these different occasions have been recorded incorrectly?
Steve said on 23/Sep/15
Sinatra was lift wearer. But not always. Berle was most definitely not a lift wearer. Tom Cruise is short. Probably no more than 5'6". there is more than an inch and a half between Berle and Dick van Dyke. More like three inches.
Steve said on 22/Sep/15
Please explain why Elvis isn't visibly taller than Pat Boone who I suspect in his prime was at most 5'10"?
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Boone with President Reagan. Click Here
Steve said on 22/Sep/15
Jerry, I go by all the evidence. Photos in mass do not lie. But the army does! Stop believing official listings. Elvis was shorter in the 1950s then suddenly grew taller with the help of lifts. It's clear to see if you just open your eyes. There are photos taken of him in the 1950's snowing him no taller than Col. Parker. Then in the 1960s he a lot taller. Milton Berle was no more than 5'10 1/2" so explain why Elvis didn't look at least an inch and a half taller. If Berle was only 5'10" which many suspect he was then Elvis should have clearly appeared two inches taller. He didn't. Case closed.
TJ said on 22/Sep/15
Sinatra is tricky though Steve. You call him 5ft 7.5, yet here he was in his 70s looking taller than Tom Cruise, who is around that height himself:
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The mid '60s photo of Sinatra and Elvis has Sinatra looking taller than some might expect against Elvis, but in other pics the height disparity between Elvis and Sinatra looks similar to the height disparity between Sinatra and Kennedy. In fact, if we could entirely trust photographs to tell us the truth, Elvis might edge out Kennedy by a very small amount using these examples:

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No, I'm not really saying that Elvis was taller than Kennedy. I don't think he was.

So what to make of the fact that the height disparity seems to change between Elvis and Sinatra? Well, how about comparing the later pic of the two with a pic taken of a then 70-year-old Sinatra looking similarly taller than he should against Reagan:

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Sinatra looked too tall against Cruise, too tall against Reagan and taller than he had previously against Elvis because Sinatra wore lifts, just as many did. Note that a biographer referenced on Sinatra's page on this site made specific mention of Sinatra being a lift wearer.

In the pic of Berle with Van Dyke, I don't see more than 1.5 inches between them, and in the pic below with Elvis I see Elvis maybe half an inch taller than Berle. It's therefore not a good example if you are certain that Elvis needs a downgrade. The constant use of Berle as a reference point could also be difficult if he was an occasional lifts wearer and who's to say he wasn't? It was rife in Hollywood at the time.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
I think Elvis looked similar sort of height to Leo di Caprio, more 5'11.25-5 range than 6 ft.
Gx79 said on 21/Sep/15
Steve u can't see there feet
Jerome Jackson said on 20/Sep/15
I emailed Elvis' former road manager Joe Esposito and asked him how tall Elvis was barefoot. He replied: 5"11.75. The army measurements vary I think, because some measured him wearing shoes and others didn't. Look up the pictures. Although some photo's are questionable like Elvis with 5' 10" B.B.King. Elvis does appear to be more than 2" taller...and they are both wearing the same standard heel shoe.
jerry said on 20/Sep/15
steve why is elvis in the army listed at 6'0 or even 6'0.5 barefoot then if your saying he is 5'11 there is so much evidence he is at least 6'0 have you steve ever read kathy westmoreland book about him being six feet plus, no why do you think you seem to be so accurate and keep asserting he was 5'11, he was not steve look at facts and read more on him
Steve said on 20/Sep/15
Milton Berle with 6'1" Dick van Dyke. Click Here

And Berle with Elvis. Click Here

No way was Elvis 6' tall. Not unless he used lifts.
Steve said on 18/Sep/15
5'10" Danny Thomas with 6' JFK. Click Here

And Danny with 5'11" Elvis Presley. Click Here

If you can't see that Elvis wasn't as tall as JFK then it's hopeless.
Steve said on 15/Sep/15
Elvis with 6'2" Edward Andrews. Click Here

Andrews with 6' Hugh Marlowe. Click Here

Marlow and Cary Grant. Click Here

There is no way that Elvis was over 5'11". Not without lifts in his shoes.
Steve said on 13/Sep/15
Grow up? Is that your answer? Just because you say he was 5'11.75" and I disagree I must be the child? Pathetic.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/15
"Elvis Presley height: 6ft 0in (183cm)"

I really do think that he was measured at 6ft0½ in the morning. Therefore, he was most likely walking around at 6ft2 in boots. I suppose 5ft11¾ is fair listing but it was probably his low. He wore boots a lot so he probably did trick people into thinking he was well over 6ft.
ednerd said on 11/Sep/15
I wouldn't go by Military measurements. my brother is / was 6 foot tall (maybe 5'11 and 3/4ths) and when he was in the military he told me they measured him at 6' 1/2 inches, then the next time they measured him at 5"11" that's a pretty good variance. doesn't sound too accurate to me. My brother just thought it was funny.
gx79 said on 10/Sep/15
elvis was 5'11.75 barfoted not 5'11 steve get over yourself grow up
Steve said on 9/Sep/15
Elvis and 5'9" Vic Morrow. Click Here

With 6'2" Walter Matthau and 5'9" Vic Morrow. Click Here

Matthau with 5'9" Jack Lemmon and 6'3" Gregory Peck. Click Here

Elvis was 5'11".
amaral said on 9/Sep/15
Steve have u already search in web about David Hebler , Jerry shilling and Ed Parker height ?
in that photo of them Elvis is in barefoot and he has same height of Ed and Hebler , but u keeping posting just pics of celwbreties that we cant see what they are using
Steve said on 9/Sep/15
gx79, open your eyes and look at the photos. He wore lifts. It's mentioned in several articles and books. Just do an internet search.
Steve said on 7/Sep/15
Elvis and Sinatra. Click Here

I see about a three and a half inch difference in height.

If Sinatra was 5'7" that makes Elvis 5'10 & 1/2".

So lets say for argument sake that Sinatra was 5'7 & 1/2".

That brings Elvis to 5'11".

Sinatra with Cary Grant, Sophia Loren and Stanley Kramer.

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It's quite obvious that Grant is at least five inches taller than Sinatra. Grant was at least 6', perhaps 6'1" in his younger days.

Of course, without seeing their feet we don't know who wore lifts and who didn't.
gx79 said on 7/Sep/15
how do we know elvis wore lift no one knows
Steve said on 6/Sep/15
Elvis wearing lifts? Nah. Can't be. Never!

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Steve said on 4/Sep/15
Gx79, that photo you linked is tilted. Go by the one I linked.

Also, I saw a newsreel where Elvis first worked at Paramount in 1957 on Loving You. In it he meets with various actors working on the lot. It showed him with Jerry Lewis who was starring in The Delicate Delinquant. Lewis was 5'10" and in this newsreel Elvis hardly looked any taller. If I can find it, I'll link it.

When Elvis started out in Hollywood, he didn't wear lifts. But later on he did. That's when he seemed to grow taller.
Gx79 said on 2/Sep/15
Elvis and dean Click Here
Steve said on 2/Sep/15
Elvis with Dean Martin. Click Here

Elvis is not taller. We can't see their shoes. Dean could be on a box. Or wearing lifts. Elvis could have been on a box or wearing lifts. Both men wore lifts. Neither was 6'.

Bottom line here is Elvis is not taller.
amaral said on 1/Sep/15
gx79 where is pic of Elvis and Martin ?
i cant see it
Steve said on 1/Sep/15
Elvis being measured for weight and height while wearing his army boots.

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Elvis with 5'11" Lee Majors.

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Steve said on 1/Sep/15
I will never agree that Elvis was 6' or especially 6'1". So live with it.

As for Dean Martin being obviosly shorter, show me those photos. And please be full shots showing their shoes. Otherwise, forget it.

I have posted a video showing Milton Berle wearing regular shoes where he is no shorter than Elvis. And I posted several photos showing Berle was no more than 5'10&1/2". Half an inch is really impossible to see. So Elvis was no more than 5'11". He even listed his height early on at 5'11".
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
steve there photo of Elvis and dean Martin before Elvis wore lift and Elvis was taller then dean who wore lifts
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
steve there photo of Elvis and dean Martin before Elvis wore lift and Elvis was taller then dean who wore lifts
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
We all agree Elvis was 6ft or 6'1 only person who doesn't agree is Steve
Gx79 said on 30/Aug/15
We all agree Elvis was 6ft or 6'1 only person who doesn't agree is Steve
Steve said on 28/Aug/15
Check out the boots on Elvis. Click Here

Definitely lifts. I'd guess they added at least two inches, perhaps two & a half inches. The steep angle of the foot is a dead givaway.
Steve said on 28/Aug/15
Tom Jones was 5'9" while Elvis was 5'11" so naturally you'd see a two inch difference in height.

Also, both men were lift wearers.
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Check out how much height Berle had lost by the time this photo was taken.

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Jonathan Winters who was reportedly 5'10" towers over Berle. I doubt by the time of this photo that Berle was any taller than 5'7".
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Berle with Reagan. Click Here
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Berle with 5'9" Bobby Kennedy. Click Here
Rick said on 26/Aug/15
Looks consistently 2 inches or more taller than 179cm Tom Jones in most pictures. I'd say 182 is too low, closer to 185. Also doesn't look more than 3 - 4 inches shorter than Bass singer JC Sumner who was a whopping 6'5.
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Milton Berle next to 6' JFK. Click Here
Steve said on 26/Aug/15
Dean Martin once claimed on the air he was 6'1". In reality he was 5'10". He wore lifts.

Joey Bishop claimed he was 5'9&1/2". He was no more than 5'7". He wore lifts.

Johnny Carson claimed on the air he was just under 6'. In reality, Carson was 5'10". He never wore lifts. At least I never saw any on his feet.

Danny Thomas claimed on the air he was 5'11&1/2". Thomas was no more than 5'10" and never seemed to wear lifts.

Telly Savalas claimed he was 6'1". Telly was 5'10" and wore monster lifts on Kojak.

Tyrone Power said he was 6' when he was the mystery celbrity on What's My Line. Power was 5'10" and sometimes wore oifts as was the case in The Long Gray Line.

Just about all male celebs under 6' all lie about their height.

For some reason, ages ago 6' became the magic number. To attain it meant more success.
Steve said on 24/Aug/15
Those are not lifts on Berle. You watch it again and this time try to remain objective.
Mike 2 said on 24/Aug/15
Hi allie, I have listened to this show called Desert Storm many times over. It doesn't help that Elvis Was Slurring his words in places but I think he says and I quote " I'm six foot and a half', however you could be right.
Steve said on 23/Aug/15
Documentation from the army isn't exactly what I'd call irrefutable evidence. When it came to famous actors who served, their heights were usually inflated.

Elvis didn't appear taller than Berle who for argument's sake was over 5'10" but certainly not much more. So a half an inch is hard to see. Therefore I believe Elvis was 5'11".
gx79 said on 22/Aug/15
look at shoe milton wearing steve figure it out
allie said on 22/Aug/15
rob i have a tape from elvis from the 2nd sept midnight closing show 1974 elvis said he was six foot one and halfI am "sure" Elvis was six foot and his boots and lifts made him a little taller. but do you think he could have been six foot one half

In his own words I'am six one and a half"

Basically he was 6 feet tall, I just wanted to know where HE said "I am 6 feet, one and a half inches tall." That's quite a difference.:doh::doh::doh
[Editor Rob: it's a barefoot impossibility really, although maybe he's claiming a boot height.]
james said on 21/Aug/15
steve how you ever watched the film viva las vegas, there is an actor in that called Cesare Danova he was listed to be 6ft 2.5 some 6ft 4, i not sure which height is accurate he looked tall but if you look both him and elvis next to each other you can see elvis only was 2 or 3 inches shorter than him, i dont know whether elvis was wearing his 2.3 inches lifts but considering danova was at least 6ft 3 elvis must have been 6 feet at least even 6 feet 1, i agree with you steve that 6 feet 2 was wrong, i think that's fan made but arguing that elvis is only 5ft 101/2 is absurd, when we even have documentation from the army that he was measured at 6ft 1/2, i dont know milton berles height but he was for sure over 6ft
Steve said on 19/Aug/15
Elvis and Milton Berle. Click Here

Neither man is wearing lifts. They appear to be the same height. Berle was no taller than 5'10&1/2". Actors who were truly 6' or taller were obviously taller than Berle. Watch The Whispering Ghost. 6'2" Grady Sutton towers over Berle. Watch the episode of the old Texico Star Theater where 6'1" Basil Rathbone was obviously a lot taller than Berle.
Steve said on 16/Aug/15
A fellow I know and respect who's a very successful retired entertainment lawyer told me that just about every actor lies about their height. They always inflate it. He said he represented several well known male stars who claimed to be at least two inches taller than they actually were.
Steve said on 14/Aug/15
Then Milton Berle was 6'1". That would mean elevating loads of people.
Gx79 said on 12/Aug/15
Joe I agree Elvis was 6'1 rob you can't tell height unless your next to them
Steve said on 11/Aug/15
I agree with Mike. Elvis was taller than 5'10".

Here he is with 5'7" Ed Sullivan

Click Here

I see a four inch difference making Elvis 5'11".
Mike2 said on 8/Aug/15
Hi Amaral there is no way that Elvis was 5ft 10 ins, most people agree that he was 5ft 11 ins minimum. To me Elvis was 6ft, there is so much evidence to support this. I don't know Milton Berles correct height or the shoe wear he had on at the time but you just can't argue with photos of Elvis in bare feet, it adds conviction to what some of us are saying. Ed Parker was 6ft tall, I know this for sure. Do you agree that bare feet photos are more reliable that others such as the Milton Berle shot?
jon burrow said on 7/Aug/15
6ft tall
Steve said on 7/Aug/15
Gx79, I'm over 70. And you need to study English. Your writings are next to being unintelligible.
TJ said on 7/Aug/15
Steve is right about the Elvis at 6'2 claims being nonsense in that '50s magazine, but Elvis himself didn't claim that. When asked his height in 1956, he said "an even 6 foot".
amaral said on 5/Aug/15
hi Mike 2 how are you ?
thank you for your explanation about Parker , but did you see the photo that Steve posted of Elvis and Milton Berle . They are exactly the same height and Steve said that Berle is 510 "
what dou you about it ?
Gx79 said on 5/Aug/15
Steve your 70 and I'm 18 grow up Steve who cares Elvis height was ps there more proof he's 6'0 or 72 inch
Memphis Lady said on 2/Aug/15
Growing up in a town that's very much in the shadow of Elvis and also my own mom a big fan of his too you could say that we were gate fans at Graceland and growing up in the 70's I got to see Elvis on horseback, car, golf cart and on foot at the gates of Graceland up until the day the day he died. Without doubt Elvis was tall, for most part thin and very handsome. Easy 6ft at least, at least as tall my husband is now who is alittle over 6ft. TCB fellas
Steve said on 1/Aug/15
If he was 6'2" then add two inches to every actor he appeared with.

Again, utter nonsense.
Gx79 said on 31/Jul/15
Here what he was listed in 1956 Click Here
Gx79 said on 31/Jul/15
Here what he was listed in 1956 Click Here
Steve said on 31/Jul/15
if John Wayne wore lifts, they all wore lifts. Utter nonsense.
Mike 2 said on 31/Jul/15
Photos of Ed Parker with 5ft 7 ins to 5ft 8 ins Bruce Lee and also Elvis
Click Here
Click Here
amaral said on 31/Jul/15
Mike 2 i saw the pic that u posted of Elvis in barefoot besides Ed Park .But i also saw the pic that Steve posted of Elvis besides Milton Berle , and i was very disapointed that Berle is 5,10 " .
what do you think about Steve says about Elvis height .
i think Steve is right because you can see that Elvis and Berle are the sqme height .
are you sure that Ed Park is 6" ?
Mike 3 said on 30/Jul/15
If Elvis used lifts then of course we all know so did John Wayne who boosted his height by 4 inches for years in his cowboy boots with lifts.
Mike 3 said on 30/Jul/15
Straight to the point, Elvis without a doubt 6ft.
5'11 guy said on 30/Jul/15
with Richard Nixon he's barely taller by a fraction. So with shoes or boots on he was 6 foot no doubt. Period. 5'11" barefoot is right on. Many of you are mental arguing about growing after 18. Funny how uneducated people tend to have delusions of grandeur. Hahha life is to be appreciated not scared of
Steve said on 29/Jul/15
Jack, bless you. I'm far from being young. Once I past 70 I realized youth is strictly for the young.

Oh, by the time Elvis met Grant backstage, Grant had lost height. And Elvis was wearing height increasing footwear.
Gx79 said on 29/Jul/15
Rob don't you you think it time to change Elvis height to 6'0 would you agree that there more prof he was 6'0?
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@ Steve look at cristino Ronaldo soccer player he was listed at 5'10.5 at 18/19 now he's 6'1 at 30
Rob would u agree it is posibal to grow after 18?
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@ Steve look at cristino Ronaldo soccer player he was listed at 5'10.5 at 18/19 now he's 6'1 at 30
Rob would u agree it is posibal to grow after 18?
Mike 2 said on 27/Jul/15
I contacted Graceland Archives and asked them whether they had an army document which showed Elvis' measurement as 6ft in barefoot and 6ft 1 3/4ins in boots. I also asked whether they had any information regarding some suggestion that Elvis grew after he joined the army. All I received back was a link to the 1956 interview on Youtube in which Elvis refers to himself as 'six foot even', and then I was informed that the army documents also confirm this. So I was slightly disappointed at the response as I did mention this site and that there is also documentation stating that Elvis was 5ft 11ins.
Graceland are obviously of the opinion that Elvis was six foot ' period', so I tried to get more information for us to debate, but to be honest we are no better off. I am beginning to believe that the document showing the two measurements taken in the army with and without boots doesn't exist as I can't locate it anywhere!
Gx79 said on 27/Jul/15
@cody I agree Elvis was 6'0 tall and his should be changed to 6'0
Steve said on 26/Jul/15
I asked my doctor. He said the vast majority of boys stop growing in height between 16 and 18 years of age. By 18 in 99% of males, height ceases as the bones fuse together. There have been rare cases of height increasing past 18, but by 25, the rarity becomes infinitesimal.

If Elvis gained height as an adult he did so using special footwear.

Finally, and this will end my argument, tall actors always appear tall on screen. When I say tall I mean 6' or more. Cary Grant always looked tall. So do today's actors such as Kevin Costner or Christian Bale. But with Elvis he started out looking no more than 5'11". He even looked 5'10". Then in later films he 'grew' till he towered over most male co-stars.
Jack said on 26/Jul/15
Its more common than people realise here that people do grow after reaching adulthood in their 20's, as my mother did, I did, we both grew an inch and and just over an inch and an quarte. I know friends too that this has happened. This was when we were all in our twenties too. Your body never stops changing and growing in certain ways throughout your life weather it be height, feet, bone density, your body becoming more filled out as you get older. Your body, height, size is in continuous state of change from day one until the day you die, that's pretty much a medical fact. With respect to all of you here. Elvis's body changed drastically over the years and not just in weight but he, shot up very quickly in height as a teenager. People don't tell you that both when him and Buddy Holly were the same age of getting their first driving licences as kids before fame buddy holly at 17-18 was 5ft 03 until his late growth spurt got him to 5.11 before he died tragically. Elvis at 16 was already 5.11, so he was almost 6ft as a kid and very skinny and lanky and had that look until pretty much the army. He started to fill out in his 20's. But Elvis had what you call long limbs, legs, arms and gangly. He was in fact measured at over 6ft for the army with his boots on and 6ft without. The famous photos you see of Elvis physicals or for publicity. But Elvis actual physical height in socks was 6ft.05 consistently on four occasions. His fellow army buddies who served with him and were present at various points of Elvis physicals during his army tenur, not the famous the publicity stunt one but the subsequent ones after, have all testified that serving with Elvis great. He was just another guy but they also state on his physicals his weight remained pretty stable in the army always between 170-175 and his height in stocking feet was 6ft just by .05 inch. Not my words but his fellow servicemen he served with in Germany. If I'm to believe anybody here, I'm going to believe our servicemen whom served in our country, worked with Elvis everyday and pulled and shoved dirt in freezing winters for two years with him. That's real honesty and respect right there. If we can't respect our troops and ex servicemen then and put photos over their knowing the man and seeing the man on a daily basis and not only that but dressing down for his physicals then the question here should be here; Do we all need to see a Dr? Elvis was 6ft and I'm not even saying it from the army facts, I'm saying it from the guys in the army who also had their physicals with him too and were witness to his weigh in and height on physicals in the army as Elvis was to there's. God bless and have a good day.
Cody said on 25/Jul/15
I never met Elvis but been to many of the Elvis conventions over the years at Elvis week, held yearly at Graceland and had the good fortune to meet many of the lovely people who worked and co starred with Elvis from Scotty Moore to James Burton to Kathy Westmoreland. Now all these people worked with him on a daily basis for many years right through his career at the beginning and at the end. Both Scotty and James are 5ft 9 and 5ft 10 respectively each and Kathy Westmoreland is 5ft 0. Both James and Scotty have said on many occasions with or without boots Elvis was at least 6ft. Kathy who not to make the beautiful little lady blush but whom has already stated in her book publicly had shared her bed with Elvis and had a brief relationship with him when she joined the show and his concerts in 1971 said that that the key thing upon meeting Elvis was he was a lot taller in person than she expected at least 6ft. She should know pardon the pun and obvious here but Elvis would not be wearing his boots of cowboy hat to bed if you get my drift. So three very close people whom knew Elvis from right across all of Elvis's career have addressed this publicly and more directly by Kathy Westmoreland in her book years ago which she's now Republishing with an upto date version next year I think. It should be an amazing book that's for sure as this little lady also went to high school and is best friends with none other than Steve Martin the comedian whom she managed to meet Elvis in Vegas and there you have it. Plus Steve Martin thinks Elvis stood at 6ft 2ins just to add fuel here. But I certainly believe Scotty, James and Kathy as they have no reason whatsoever to lie or any basis for gain either so it's based on the truth. Have a nice day. But I definately go with their view that Elvis was at least 6ft.
Gx79 said on 24/Jul/15
@steve if you look up people male can grow up to age 25 but Elvis rounded his height down he was 5'11.5-75 he wore lift because people wanted him to be bigger then life
Steve said on 23/Jul/15
Gx79, growing after reaching adulthood is extremely rare. This document you linked is accurate. Elvis was 5'11". A slight lift boosted him to 6'.

And 88, I agree that 5'11" is relatively tall, even today. But I don't agree that Elvis lost a full inch during the day.
katrina said on 23/Jul/15
rob have you ever seen the film love a lot love a little elvis was the same height as actor dick sargent who was 6'2 elvis was wearing lifts but is possible he could have been 6'1 barefoot rob?
88 said on 22/Jul/15
5'11 is tall! Where do people get off thinking 5'11 is short?! I believe he was 5'11 on his day after all his hard work after the latter part of the day,and 6 ft in the early morning and early part of the day. Many people are about an inch taller in the early part of the day.
Gx79 said on 22/Jul/15
here what height Elvis put down in his younger years I think Elvis was 6'0 because some people grow until 22
Click Here
Steve said on 22/Jul/15
Lack of progress? Meaning I don't agree with you?

Well, too bad. I don't. And I didn't panic. How childish.
Rattlesnake Jake said on 19/Jul/15
Again Steve proves my argument and back ups everything I've previously stated in my last comment by his lack of 'Progress'. He reinforced his statements in a panic when Mike 2 had verified documents and evidence come in from Graceland. His reply was both laughable and comic to a fault. The old standard Steve reply of 'Elvis is using lifts and below 6ft blah blah blah'. However I did notice with Steve an admitted mistake that I don't think he realised himself. He put Elvis height at 5.11 3/4, and started talking weight as a source of measuring people's heights too now. With the greatest respect that's when I knew really Steve does not really 'Know' what he's talking about. It's all very vague and speculative with him and he's certainly not an attorney that I've ever heard of with respect. What attorney basis his case so much on hearsay without evidence? I'm actually not biased either way on Elvis's height but I'm certainly a realist. I certainly don't have height issues myself as I'm 6ft 2ins myself so I'm only on this page out of curiosity. But I certainly think everybody is allowed to share their opinion on here just as much as you Steve. Mike2 Way to go man. We should get Elvis back to 6ft officially as that's what all the evidence says. As for Dave Hebler he was never the same height as Elvis and in various photos which you can find online of them together online you will see that Elvis is taller by two - three inches. Dave's height officially is listed as 5ft 10ins and I've spoken to him and met him so I can say that with eyewitness certainty. Have a good day people . Respectfully, Rattlesnake Jake
Gx79 said on 16/Jul/15
Rob listing for ones he was measured 6'1 3/4 in boots 1.2 inch boots whitch would make him 6'0.5
@ Steve your a stupid idiot at least rob can tell height better then you tbh this is a good website there just some height that should be changed
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
I think 5'11.5 is the best shout, I'd say 6'0.5 more likely a shoe measurement.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
No way was Elvis over 6 ft barefoot, in fact I thought he could look in 181-2 range. See him Katrina with 6'1.5 Wendell Corey in Loving You who had him by an easy 2 inches.
Steve said on 15/Jul/15
Elvis couldn't have been over six feet barefoot. That would mean Milton Berle was over 6' and that's most certainly not the case.
amaral said on 13/Jul/15
steve do u know hall tall was David Hebler ?
elvis is the same height of David hebler by the photo Mike 2 posted .
i think you are right about Milton Berle
are you sure Milton Berle is 5 11 ?
in that program in 1956 elvis was 21 years ,, maybe Elvis increased in beight till 1957 ,?
because you just post pics of Elvis in the pre army films
why don t you post some pics of Elvis besides any actor in barefoot in the 70 '
amaral said on 13/Jul/15
steve do u know hall tall was David Hebler ?
elvis is the same height of David hebler by the photo Mike 2 posted
Mike 2 said on 13/Jul/15
Presley, Elvis/Elvis' height


Follow-Ups to Answer from Expert Sherrie
Ramiro wrote at 2007-01-03 14:32:05
I've consulted Graceland Archives of Elvis Presley Enterprises and they say that Elvis was measured in the army in bare feet at 6'0.5'' or 184.15 cm, according to the army records. They use to round it down to 6' but the exact Elvis' height was 6'0.5''. Ramiro.
The above I located online, I believe Ramiro has contributed to this site too
[Editor Rob: yet we have a photo Of Elvis in his boots being measured]
Steve said on 13/Jul/15
Jake, I have no idea what you're saying except it appears angers you I refuse to agree with you. I guess you believe it would be better if I said something like "Well, Elvis could gave been six feet, even over it, but I still question it."

Steve said on 12/Jul/15
"Elvis was 5ft 11.75in (182 cm); however, he routinely wore shoes that had "lifts" inserted into his size 11 shoes making him over 6 feet tall."

I believe the lift claim. But I think Elvis was no more than 5'11". If he was 6' he wouldn't look that short next to actors who were over 6'. And he would have towered over Milton Berle.

I also believe he was around 165 to 170 lbs. in his prime. That helped him to appear taller than he really was.

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