How tall is Harvey Keitel ?

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Harvey Keitel's height is 5ft 7in (170 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 8in (173 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in movies such as Reservoir Dogs, The Piano, Bad Lieutenant, Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Fingers, Blue Collar, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Thelma & Louise and Cop Land.


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PJ said on 12/Aug/15
5'7 tops when I saw him in Soho NYC.
172.4cm guy said on 11/Aug/15
I agree with most of the posts on here. I watched Mean Streets last night, and there's no way he was 173cm. De Niro, who was probably 175cm tops, easily had 4-5cm on Keitel. So at most, Keitel was about 171cm in his prime, and is probably 168-169cm now.
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Aug/15
Truly! He always seemed liked 5'6-5'7" region to me remembering him standing in the doorway above DeNiro in Taxi Driver in the stilts....
Sam said on 16/Jul/15
Rob, could you add Fingers, Blue Collar and The Grand Budapest Hotel to his credits?
Always a real convincing cool customer...kind of was phased out as Scorsese's on-screen counterpart in favor of De Niro between Mean Streets & Taxi Driver. In Mean Streets, his thin build can make him look lankier but De Niro seems only a bit over an inch taller than Keitel.
Julian said on 14/Jul/15
I've watched many films with him, in his prime and in his later years. I don't think he was 5.8. maybe 5.7,5 - 5.7,75. But than again maybe he just looks smaller because of his bad posture. But still - not quite 5.8.
Chilean said on 20/May/15
Rob when Harvey Keitel performed in pulp fiction , he was 5'8 yet?
[Editor Rob: might have only lost a small fraction by 90's.]
Ed said on 8/Apr/15
Needs a downgrade. 5'7" peak and 5'6" today
Adamz said on 28/Dec/14
Could be 169cm?
Sam said on 31/Jul/14
I saw Grand Budapest and don't recall it having been good for height comparison in Keitel's case. I thought he still looked around 5'7" next to Ed Norton in Moonrise Kingdom.
Hypado said on 1/Jul/14
Harvey is 173, same height of Cameron Diaz in Head Above Water.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jun/14
Really looks short in Grand Budapest Hotel, looking nearer 5'6" to me in it.
Arch Stanton said on 9/May/14
Rob can you add Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, The Duellists, Thelma & Louise and Cop Land? He did look 5 ft 7 range barefoot and naked LOL in The Piano.
the shredder said on 20/Feb/14
Rob , maybe its more Robert Downey Jr that needs to be 5'7.5 than Keitel being 5'8. Downey was shorter than andrew Macathy.
[Editor Rob: 172 for Downey is a possibility, it's never been ruled out, he might end up sharing Tom Cruise...]
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/14
@ Elfoeraan. Yeah De Niro had about 1.5-2 inches on him in Mean Streets didn't he. More 5'7.5".
Dr JJ said on 26/Oct/13
5'8" is a joke for this guy!
Elfoeraan said on 16/Oct/13
That's odd. I saw Mean Streets today and could have sworn that Keitel was 5 cm shorter than De Niro. Either Keitel was shorter in his prime or De Niro taller than 175 cm.
Sam said on 9/Oct/13
I met Keitel's former personal assist...Keitel isn't a total monster but a bit of oddball from what I've heard. He can be a bit demanding and stand-offish but is pretty charitable privately. She told me her favorite story was going to Keitel's darkened apartment and being frightened to see the fridge door open and somebody rooting around. It turned out to be Robert De Niro and he said "I'm just getting some milk"...which tells me that De Niro both has a key and free-reign to come and go in Keitel's apartment, which is pretty awesome.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
My mistake he's not barefoot but if you also pause at 94:13 you can see there's more than an inch between them, I think 171-72cm would be more accurate.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
At 92:56 on that clip I sent De Niro is barefoot and still taller than Keitel in shoes.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
Rob can you see 50 minutes Click Here I'm convinced that De Niro was max 5'9" flat, really difficult to see 5'8 for Keitel here in Mean Streets even if the pavement is slightly in De Niro's favour. I think you could get away with 5'7.5" peak and 5'6.5" now but I really doubt he was a full 5'8".
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
Yeah he looks like he'd be a complete ******* in real life, not surprised if he's like that in interviews. Doesn't look a nice fella does he.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Oct/13
If he was 5 ft 8 peak De Niro was 5 ft 10!! No way could he have been 5'8" in Mean Streets. He was also two inches shorter than Jack Nicholson in The Border.
Powerhouse said on 2/Sep/13
@the shredder Harvey has a tiny bone structure, a small frame and has low body fat in that pic. He is probably about 150-155.
juju said on 29/Aug/13
exactly he never did. he doesnt even look 5 foot 7 today lol.
moerlitz said on 28/Aug/13
Waltz stated 170 cm for himself but I still think he's like an inch taller so Keitel might in fact be 170 cm after all.
jtm said on 26/Aug/13
why did he get upgraded? he never looked 5'8.
juju said on 24/Aug/13
Five foot eight peak? Why?how? De niro was five nine peak qnd keitel looked two inches shorter. Watch DEATh WATCH. He is shorter than harry dean stanton. Oh and two inches under a peak five nine jack nulicholson. In pick up artist him and robert downey were the same height.
Powerhouse said on 23/Aug/13
Peak 5'7 nowadays 5'6.5
Ricky said on 6/May/13
Saw him on the Intrepid. He was a shade under 5'7. 5'6.5 is right
juju said on 23/Apr/13
there is no way he is 5 foot 7 flat. hes an inch shorter than 5 foot 7 christopher waltz in 2009. hes 5 foot 6 now. 5 foot 7 peak!
jimbo said on 11/Apr/13
Agree with shredder downey cant be 173 majority of people says he is due for a downgrade
Louis said on 4/Apr/13
@the shredder

look at him with rdj
Silent d said on 28/Jan/13
169cm. I heard he is a hard person to interview and hard to work with. He is stubborn and pretty arrogant but still pretty cool. 169cm.
TomC said on 26/Dec/12
Harvey Keitel sat in front of me one night at a screening and his head didn't even come up above the back of the chair. He's no more than 5'3"
MaskDeMasque said on 19/Aug/12
i can believe 5'7.5. he looked an inch shorter than buscemi in reservoir dogs, who i believe is 5'8.5
Silent d said on 23/Jan/12
I didn't know martin scorcese was short. Surprising. Harvey keitel was definitely shorter than 5 foot 8 robert deniro in little fockers. 169cm is about right.

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