Jim Parsons Height
6ft 1in (185 cm)
American actor best known for his role of Sheldon Cooper in TV series The Big Bang Theory. On the Craig Ferguson show he mentioned his height, claiming "I'm 6'2"
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Average Guess (25 Votes)
6ft 0.94in (185.3cm)
teddy said on 19/Jan/17
I agree Teddy, 6ft at best.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm)
said on 17/Jan/17
Rob - an estimate of Bill Nye? Click Here
Editor Rob: at least 5ft 11
said on 23/Dec/16
Why doesn't he look much taller than Jimmy Fallon? If Fallon is 5'11", Parsons looks at most 6'.
said on 22/Dec/16
Rob, do you consider Jim to be a solid 6ft1 guy?
Editor Rob: MC, I can feel he falls into strong 6ft 1 range at times, other times I think he's just around 6ft 1, an honest 6ft 1 though. I think his slender frame, and the fact that the other males on Big Bang Theory are relatively short, enhances his presence.
Anon said on 10/Dec/16
I think when he gave that estimate of 6 feet 2 inches, he can still hold over 6 feet 1 reasonably well!
AlexItaly said on 3/Dec/16
In the last episode of tbbt he was clearly taller than Cristopher Lloyd who is now around 6 even. I'm still pushing for 6'1.5.
said on 24/Nov/16
Rob, which of these could you make a case for?
Editor Rob: I think an honest D range is ok, having seen Kunal up close, he's taller than a guy like Big G, and with Parsons, I can't see him under 6ft 1 really...
AlexItaly said on 23/Nov/16
I think 186,5. Same height of Arnold at his peak. My guess. Parsons looks a bit taller than Classic 6'1 (schwimmer etc.)
S.J.H said on 1/Nov/16
Jim also equals to Jeffrey Dean Morgan , chris pine and zachary quinto. All 6'1
said on 24/Oct/16
Rob, there is a possibility this guy is more 6ft0.5-75? I mean look at him with Jor Manganiello....
Editor Rob: I would say his head is slightly further away, I think about 6ft 1 is ok, at times I could see an argument below or above it slightly.
S.J.H said on 22/Oct/16
Jim parsons = colin hanks = kevin costner = karl urban = 6'1
Pedriscovery said on 25/Sep/16
I think if leonard nimoy is now 182cm ,parsons is easy 4cm tallest
pjk said on 29/Jul/16
This is a tricky one. After looking at a few photo's and watching big bang loads, i'd say 6 ft flat without shoes, or possibly 6'0.5". He looks 6 ft next to Manganiello and 6 ft - 6'0.5" next to zak in big bang.
His thin body shape, with longish legs gives a taller impression but next to taller people it doesn't. I have a friend like that. I would have sworn he was at least 6' 1" but we measured him and he was 6' midday which to me is 6 ft flat. I don't get the later in the day height as the average height. Especially considering if you take start of day and end of day heights you get mid day height, at least i did. cheers
Alex said on 2/Jul/16
Actually he looks 185 cm next to Manganiello
c-mo said on 9/Jun/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
@Rhonda: um...he looks 2in taller
said on 12/Apr/16
Rob he was probably measured this at a doctor office with shoes on, so he claims an inch higher than he really is?
Editor Rob: this is a problem - when people give a height, they sometimes are indeed giving a shoe/sneaker height but think nothing of it.
Flyin said on 10/Apr/16
Definitely right. Not the easiest one as far taller than big bang cast and was majorly shorter than 6"7 Stephen merchant. Never around 183-188 actors, so difficult. I always thought 6"2, 2 inches over the 5"11 guy to the right.
Alex said on 9/Apr/16
183 barefoot, 185 cm with shoes
straightahead said on 9/Apr/16
5ft10guy said on 15/Feb/16
6ft flat is best for him
charlie said on 2/Feb/16
But I'm smart said Bomer looks 1 inch shorter than Jim Parsons .I would say there is a 2 inch difference in height not 1 inch. A person at eye level is 5 inches in height. So he is listed at 5 foot 11.5 it would make sense Parson's is 6 1/2
S.J.H said on 31/Jan/16
He always leave 6'0 impression to me. Not sure he can even be 6'0.5
Micho said on 7/Jan/16
Any possibility of 6"2???
Rhonda said on 1/Nov/15
Bomer isn't 6ft. Rampage. He is smaller 180-181cm 5ft11. Nice try at inflation.
Alex said on 6/Oct/15
I think 186 is more accurate for him. His slender frame, flat hair and relatively little head make him appear a little smaller than he really is.
But, I'm smart said on 6/Oct/15
He looks an inch taller than 6' Bomer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/15
He looks 186cm w/h Bomer
said on 29/Aug/15
Rob, is 6ft0.75 also possible?
[Editor Rob: not sure, 6ft 1 I think is fine for him]
Elias said on 28/Aug/15
@Ethan, In the video you post, we can see that Jim Parsons is 1-1,5 inch taller than Jimmy Fallon and around 1 inch taller than 6 foot Milles Teller. Yes, 185 cm is more accurate than 186 cm.
said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, look in the first 10 seconds of this video, Jimmy Fallon who you listed at 5'11.5 looks around the same height as Parsons if not taller...
You even mentioned before that Fallon could look 6 feet at times, but if that is true then someone who is supposedly 6'1.25 (Parsons) would still look taller than Fallon here. Can Parsons get a downgrade?
[Editor Rob: I think from all available over the years, roughly 6ft 1 is probably a reasonable mark to have him on.]
Rudy Valentino said on 12/Aug/15
2 inches taller than Bill Nye the science guy.. on BBT.. Just saw the episode where he befriends him. Bill Nye is listed as 6 foot and 6'1" so JP is a legit 6'2" that's a fact.
said on 8/Aug/15
Rob,do you really think that he is at 6ft 1 range ? Don't look much more than 6ft flat here.Maybe 6ft 0.5 it's ok
[Editor Rob: in that photo he looks a weak 6ft 1, but maybe it is amplifying a bit joe's head.]
said on 22/Jul/15
Rob do you think that this mark is his lowest? Or he could dip to a flat 6ft1 at night?
[Editor Rob: I think there might be times he may well not measure much more than 6ft 1, but generally I would say he can hold a solid 6ft 1 feel. Maybe his frame helps that as well.]
Jane said on 28/Jun/15
i'm not sure... the only time i see him is on TBBT, and the next tallest person on that cast is over a half foot shorter, which makes it really hard to estimate to the fraction of inches...
Triplescrew said on 6/Jun/15
6'0.5" is what he looked like w/ Conan.
Rhonda said on 4/Jun/15
That Jimmy Fallon vid is interesting, he looks only a faction taller at most. I certainly think he is 6ft to 6ft0.5 seems the most likely thanks for that Mr 5ft10guy very good proof you provide and backs what I have been saying for a long time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/May/15
Skinny frame can make him look 6ft2
HB said on 9/May/15
Scott179 said on 3/May/15
I think he's 6'1. Have seen a lot of BB episodes where the guys are all around Kaley Cuoco's height but he's clearly the tallest but not huge.
nethan vartstra said on 28/Apr/15
I thing he is 6ft 2 probley my dad is 6ft 5
said on 21/Apr/15
185 cm. alan rickman. 181-179 sting (around 180). Parsons. Still another proof he is in the 186 zone. Click Here
5ft10guy said on 20/Apr/15
When you put Jim Parsons around tall guys you can really tell he's not 6ft1.Proof with the pictures I posted of him with Wiz Khalifa 6ft3.5 and Jimmy Fallon 5ft11.5. He looks exactly the same height as Fallon. But I'm being nice so I'll say 6ft is his lowest and highest is 6ft.1/2 but I really doubt he's that.
5ft10guy said on 20/Apr/15
look how thick his sneakers are he's not even 6ft1 flat. He has like these thick running sneakers old people wear.He is only 6ft0-6ft.05 not even 6ft1 barefoot
said on 18/Apr/15
Another evidence is the picture with nimoy.
Considering nimoy at 182 cm., Parsons is a solid 186. Infact in the show he is taller than pretty much everyone and a few persons met his height and very few (people over 6'2) are taller than him. This is the classic height appearance a 186/187 person give.
alex said on 18/Apr/15
I think he is 185186 for sure,if not 187. He is not dwarfed in height by Patrick wade who is a solid 6'4. It s like young Arnold opposte to ferrigno. A weak 6'2 against a full 6'4 is clearly shorter but not dwarfed.
spainmen191cm said on 9/Apr/15
Rob, maybe 6ft 1 would be better? Look at him with those two solid 6ft 3 guys I show you in the videos, I think that the difference could be a bit more than 2 inches
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/15
Great photo of him with both a strong and a weak 5ft11 guy. Really, if he's 6ft or less those two are 5ft9 range.
No less than 6ft1
said on 7/Apr/15
Yeah the first time I saw him, I thought that he could be a bit over 6ft3, what do you think about his height, maybe 6ft 3.25 or 6ft 3.5?
Also the first boyfiend of Penny Kurt, is listed at 6 ft3 aswell on google but do you think that he could also be a little over that mark or not?
[Editor Rob: I wasn't sure of sneakers with jim parsons, but if they were equal he could clear 6ft 3.]
said on 7/Apr/15
Rob, there is a guy called "Zach" in The Big Bang Theory who appears on a couple of episodes as Penny Boyfriend, his real name is Brian Smith and he is listed at 6ft3 on imdb and google, here is a clip where you can compare him with Jim Parsons
Do you think that there is only 1.75 inch difference or maybe the guy is more than 6ft3?
[Editor Rob: he could be a bit over 6ft 3 flat, I remember a friend (who is between 5ft 2 and 3) saw him, you can see Here
with rupert young also, who is in that solid 6ft 3 zone.]
Josh said on 7/Apr/15
hahaha 6'2, he´s 6'0 the most.
Rhonda said on 2/Apr/15
Lorne yes let's start by getting rid of the ridiculous 1/4". Let's vote... Ayes to the Right, the Noes to the Left:
And later another quarter inch could be gone. Maybe David Cameron's height. 6ft0.75"
Rhonda said on 2/Apr/15
Silent D, I think it is safe to say 6ft0.5 given all the evidence. What do yo think? Same as DJ Qualls who was nearest I've seen anyone look next to him.
jtm said on 28/Mar/15
2 inches shorter than richard t jones. 6'0 is his real height.
Lorne said on 24/Mar/15
Qualms is closer to 6'1 than 6ft, but yeah, Jim didn't seem taller, but that doesn't mean he isn't. I think he is a legit 6'1; the quarter inch is unnecessary, IMO.(not impossible, s).
said on 21/Mar/15
are you looking at the video correctly throughout the whole video he's the same height as fallon I would say 6ft flat c'mon man look at this:
He's just 6ft please downgrade Rob
Now lets see the foot wear:
If Wiz Khalifa is 6ft3.5 w/o boots he's about 6ft5 in this pic supposing timberland boots give 1inch1/2 of height.
If and only if Jim Parsons is a strong 6ft1 guy with shows he would be 6ft2 ish here.Now c'mon guys does a 6ft2 guy look like this to a strong 6ft3 guy which is Wiz??
Everybody in bbt are midgets.
Silent_D said on 19/Mar/15
Next to fallon, he was a little taller. Wiz didn't look close to 6 foot 4 next to fallon and parsons. I always thought he was 187cm but i think 185cm is about right. I know for a fact he is shorter than david letterman and craig ferguson. He looks more built now.
said on 17/Mar/15
He should be downgraded to 6ft flat this is totally wrong.Same height as Jimmy Fallon Wiz khalifa makes all these guys average height looking including Parsons who is 6ft flat if Wiz is not even 6ft4
said on 17/Mar/15
He should be downgraded to 6ft flat this is totally wrong.Same height as Jimmy Fallon
BigDaddy said on 23/Feb/15
Was just watching Conan and he looks 5'11.5-6'0 Max next to Conan.
Rhonda said on 18/Feb/15
Those are interesting photos Rob and cole, I agree with cole on the height estimates he does not once look 5cm taller, Victor in one or two photos holds his own to Parsons with just under a shade smaller and others Parsons looks two to three cm taller. Victor being 181-182cm. If Jim was 186cm I'd expect a bigger difference but as Cole says he could have the advantage and if he did have the advantage in some photos I'd espect some of him looking more taller. The range doesn't equate his stated 186cm.
cole said on 12/Feb/15
@Editor Rob: Yeah I've seen them. Jim looks taller, but I'm not quite sure what to make of those, are you? About 4 cm in the "Capital One" shot (although Jim might have an advantage in that one) and anything from a hair to 2/3 cm taller in some of the on stage ones.
said on 10/Feb/15
@Rhonda: The picture Rob has used is not the best, as it favours Kitsch and Bomer a little, but it's not bad, it gives you some idea. He looks pretty much 5 cm taller than Bomer and 6 cm taller than Kitsch in other pics from the same set as well. The footwear looks about the same, hard to tell if one would have much more than the others: Click Here
In your pic Bomer is leaning back and Quinto is leaning forward, adding height to Quinto.
Here's a few where you could say it's a case of Bomer looking 5'11 and Quinto looking 6'1:
Here's Quinto in sandals and Bomer in a decent sneaker: Click Here
I don't think Bomer is more than 5'11 flat if Quinto is a legit 6'1, you could say 6'1 flat is more likely for Parsons, but a solid 6'1 is more realistic than a solid 6ft.
[Editor Rob: here's the photos of Jim with Victor Cruz
who we know is 5ft 11 5/8ths.]
said on 23/Jan/15
Here is genuine 6ft1(185cm) Zachary Quinto next to Matt Bomer. Jim Parsons doesn't make the same height and so must be no more than 184cm.
Rhonda said on 23/Jan/15
On Craig Ferguson he said "I am 6ft too" twice, As in 'as well' in reply to are "are you 6ft 2 or 6ft too? he says 6ft too, the transcript of it on a website. He clearly isn't anywhere near 6ft2.
Rhonda said on 22/Jan/15
Cole - Do you think the picture above Rob has used is a good picture for judging height or not, in my opinion the angle is not right at top of head for good judgement but it is at Jim Parsons chin height where you can see a straight line across all three, plus we have no idea about what footwear each is wearing. In BBT Jim has the footwear advantage over his male co-stars who tend to wear converse.
Rhonda said on 22/Jan/15
Cole - You are entitled to your opinion as I am. Photo is not a distortion because it is a scene from BBT not a photo in the whole scene he is never more than two inches taller, certainly not nearly four. I just think you are way off, every visual on BBT points to sub 6ft1, such as door frames and actors and actresses in the show versus Jim. Leonard's mother is not far from him in height and she also is in Ghost Whispers with JLH and another guy in the show is 6ft1 and he looks much taller compared to here. DJ Qualls is same height as Jim Parsons on the show and he is 6ft or there abouts. Perhaps if you measured 6ft1.25 on your doorframe and add an inch for shoes and see how high that goes you can see Sheldon never reaches near that height. LeVar Burton he is 5ft7 was on recent episode, I swear Sheldon looked four inches taller. Watch it. I am not saying he is as small as 5ft11 but there are times he looks it. I can buy EzioAuditore711 claim of 6'0.25
said on 13/Jan/15
@Rhonda: I'm afraid that's quite the opposite of a "better picture", but I can see that there is no point in arguing with you. In order to be taken more seriously you must understand that a large amount of the pictures you use to argue are too distorted, therefore unusable as evidence. I advice you to spend some time on this page: Click Here
EzioAuditore711 said on 12/Jan/15
Arch Stanton said on 20/Dec/14
Are you his publicist Sweetie?
sweetie said on 18/Dec/14
Jim Parson is a gorgeous man. He is tall skinny and handsome. He is incredibly talented actor. I hope to see him in other movies. Contrary to Jonny Galecky ho acts as if he is blind and his voice is as if he is retarded.
jymunyao said on 8/Nov/14
He is Tall. I'm 5'9 and i can say he is tall. i did not think he was 41yrs though
said on 17/Oct/14
A better photo with Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons, again looking similar height, i.e under 6ft1 in fact under 6ft and under 5ft11.5 if Matt Bomer is 5ft11.25. I have no doubt Jim may measure 6ft1 in shoes or even 6ft1.25. On big bang theory his male co-stars all wear converse most of the time whereas Jim Parsons has shoes so he has the footwearadvantage, clearly next to Data(Brent Spiner, 5ft9.5) he is looking two centimetres to two inches inches taller.
Rhonda said on 17/Oct/14
cole says on 7/Oct/14
The lowest you could argue for Parsons is 6'0.75/6'1 -
I and others can argue for a lower value quite easily based on DJ Qualls who appeared on the big bang theory and who is 6ft to 6ft0.5 max, and appeared the same height, I am more flexible than you as you are claiming he cannot be lower than a certain height, he must be X height, whereas I can see how he looks a range of heights which cannot be easy determined by his co-stars smaller statures.
evil said on 15/Oct/14
He makes the other actors of TBBT look pretty short, although they are not over 5'7
cole said on 7/Oct/14
@Rhonda: Nice pic there... Major John H. Distortion want's to see you in his office right away. Btw Lee Pace is nearer 6'4 than 6'3, his footwear is hidden and Jim is standing further back.
The lowest you could argue for Parsons is 6'0.75/6'1 - that much is clear seen that he's about 1.5in taller than 5'11.25/5'11.5 Zach Braff and near 2in taller than 5'11/5'11.25 Matt Bomer. Plus he's got an easy 8in on 5'5 Johnny Galecki when standing tall.
EzioAuditore711 said on 7/Sep/14
That's what I'm trying to say as well. Thank you, Lee.
Lee said on 6/Sep/14
184cm in my opinion - he might look tall on the show, but yeah every other actor on the series is short so it aint a big surprise that a guy who is tall'ish towers over them
his slim build also creates the illusion of being tall
EzioAuditore711 said on 31/Aug/14
That's because all the other cast members are basically midgets.
EzioAuditore711 said on 31/Aug/14
And what about me? To me, he's definitely not tall.
EzioAuditore711 said on 29/Aug/14
Whatever. I still believe he's about 6'0.5'' tall. And BTW is 6'5'' or 6'6'' gigantic?
SaveUsY2J said on 28/Aug/14
I was never trying to argue he was over 6'1, but 6'0 he ain't. And no, I don't believe he's that tall simply because he has a skinny build. I believe he's that tall because he legitimately looks it with 5'11-5'11.5 listed guys.
Ezio, the part about my height wasn't directed at you, it was addressed to Phiba.
EzioAuditore711 said on 28/Aug/14
Maybe 6'0.25 is a bit harsh but Parsons is no taller than 6'1''. I'd say 6'0.5'' to 6'0.75'' MAX. His skinny build has fooled you BIG TIME. And why would I care how tall you are? You're still short to me.
SaveUsY2J said on 27/Aug/14
Phiba, last time I measured myself barefoot I was 182cm, and this was shortly after I turned 18 so a slight growth since then is likely. I had a housemate last year who claimed 6ft and was the exact same height as me. Also, I've met Jason Mewes whom Rob has also met and pegged at 5'11, and he was noticeably shorter than me in similar footwear. Don't pretend like you know my height better than I do myself.
Also, EzioAuditore711, it's truly tragic that your argument has now been distilled down to "I'm right and you're wrong. Nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh!" Victor Cruz has been measured just shy of 6ft barefoot, by the way.
Ultimately, you still lose, because the man who runs this site knows that this guy is no less than a legit 6'1, and that listing at the top of the page isn't budging no matter how much kicking and screaming there is on your part. Fin.
EzioAuditore711 said on 25/Aug/14
I'm right, ''SaveUsY2J'' is wrong. Rob, downgrade Jim Parsons to 6'0.25''.
phiba said on 25/Aug/14
Saveus , your probably 6'0 in shoes 5'11 real height (180cm.) That would this guy 6'0 flat feet around 6'1in shoes, now stop arguing
EzioAuditore711 said on 16/Aug/14
Maybe Cruz isn't 6 ft though. Have you thought about that?
said on 16/Aug/14
Hair or no hair, he's taller than Cruz. Also, you can see his shoes in the full body shots with Bomer and they're clearly not elevators. You're just grasping at straws now.
EzioAuditore711 said on 12/Aug/14
Lifts? Longer head?
SaveUsY2J said on 10/Aug/14
Riiight... Except he's got a flat hairstyle, certainly not the kind that would add a full inch of height. You're just fixated on trying to downgrade him and only seeing what you want to see. I've still yet to see an explanation from you as to how he has two inches on 5'11 Matt Bomer and is noticeably taller than 5'11.5 Zach Braff.
EzioAuditore711 said on 8/Aug/14
They were the same height. Jim just looked taller because of the hair. You just need glasses.
SaveUsY2J said on 8/Aug/14
I've watched the segment, and it didn't show me anything I didn't already know. Cruz looked a clear inch shorter throughout the entire segment when he and Parsons were equidistant from the camera. But you'll only see what you want to see.
EzioAuditore711 said on 7/Aug/14
Watch the ESPYS segment with Parsons and Cruz and you'll see. And also calm your ass down.
SaveUsY2J said on 6/Aug/14
I said "where he's not at an obvious disadvantage" Cruz is closer to the camera than him and standing with better posture. What part of that don't you understand?
EzioAuditore711 said on 5/Aug/14
said on 4/Aug/14
I'm 6'0" so close enough to his height to be able to judge it in proximity to my own. I saw him again last week while he was outside on a cigarette break at work and he still looked an inch taller than me. If you still don't believe he's 6'1", look at him next to near 6'4" Steven Seagal and 5'8" Johnny Marr:
Again, I implore you; find me a photo anywhere of Parsons looking under 6'1" where he's not at an obvious disadvantage, because I'm straining to find any at the moment. As a 6-footer myself, I should know what one looks like, and this guy isn't that low. He has an easy two inches on 5'11" Matt Bomer and is noticeably taller than 5'11.5 Zach Braff in the photos posted below so I don't know how you can still argue 6ft flat, or even a ludicrous 5'11"
EzioAuditore711 said on 3/Aug/14
You can't really judge his height from a selfie. You can't see even their shoes. And BTW you keep saying he ''looks'' 6'1'' in person, have you measured him? And how tall are you?
said on 3/Aug/14
Didn't you read what I said? Cruz is nearer the camera and has better posture.
Again, I'll re-post this photo: Click Here
The guy on the left looks an easy 6'1" in person, I went to school with him. Even with the camera angle favouring him slightly he's no taller than Parsons.
EzioAuditore711 said on 2/Aug/14
He has has hair! Of course he's gonna look taller! He's maybe half an inch taller than Cruz. MAX.
said on 2/Aug/14
Parsons looks taller than Cruz even with loose posture and a camera disadvantage.
[Editor Rob: forget about the height for a second, but are half masts back in fashion these days?]
EzioAuditore711 said on 2/Aug/14
He ''looks'' taller because he has more hair. I think they are the same height. If you downgrade him 1 inch no one would complain.
EzioAuditore711 said on 2/Aug/14
He ''looks'' taller because he has more hair. I think they are the same height. If you downgrade him 1 inch no one would complain.
said on 1/Aug/14
Is Victor Cruz taller than 6ft barefoot? If not Parsons no more than a flat 6 foot.
[Editor Rob: Cruz has a just under 6ft measurement...but from looking at photos I think Jim looks taller to me.]
SaveUsY2J said on 1/Aug/14
EzioAuditore711, look at the photo I posted of him with a former schoolmate of mine who met him in London. That guy looks 6'1" in person for definite, and Parsons is no shorter than him. Not a chance he's as low as 5'11, that's lunacy.
I can't believe I'm defending his height so ardently considering I hate BBT, but there you go.
Chris said on 1/Aug/14
How much does he weigh? 155 pounds?
said on 1/Aug/14
He's not 6ft or under it. Look at him next to 5'11.5 Zach Braff: Click Here
He's obviously at least this listing.
EzioAuditore711 said on 31/Jul/14
At the ESPYS he was the same height as Victor Cruz. He's 5'11''-6'.
Dejavu said on 30/Jul/14
I would guess him as a 6'1.
said on 24/Jul/14
John Cleese does NOT duck under door frames. He just walks through them.
[Editor Rob: unlike Chuck Norris...when doors see him coming, they open or else end up getting a fist through them.]
EzioAuditore711 said on 23/Jul/14
Door frames aren't a problem for me. I walk around in flip-flops. I think that Parsons looks to be about 6 feet tall, but not over. I'd say a strong 5'11'' with a bit heel and he's close to 6'1''. 6'2'' is absolutely impossible unless he's in lifts, which strangely enough hasn't been discussed yet. Is Jim Parsons a lift wearer? Certainly would explain the 6'1'',6'2'' claims.
said on 16/Jul/14
That Spiner photo is just as bad as the Bouchard photo for height comparison, Brent's nearer the camera and has considerably thicker hair.
He doesn't have the advantage over Bouchard either, no casual shoes give more than an inch of height, and the trainers she has on look like the kind which would give about 1.3 inches, so she does have the edge. And she's nearer the camera, so whatever the angle's like, that automatically gives her the boost.
For what it's worth, a guy I knew from school who looks a legit 6'1" in person met him in London recently: Click Here
(hope the link works, don't know what the privacy settings are like on his Facebook)
They look the same height, though Parsons is a bit farther from the camera, and as it's a mobile selfie I'm not sure how much bearing the angle has on it. Doesn't look like there'd be any difference between them if they stood next to each other with equal posture, though.
EzioAuditore711 said on 12/Jul/14
I'm 6'5'', Rhonda.
said on 10/Jul/14
The prove is with other 5ft10 people like Brent Spiner who Rob has for 5ft9.5 he has only two inches in him also.
Rhonda said on 10/Jul/14
@save us, I doubt very much those are 0.5 inches and I wouldn't call those dress shoes, they are casual not dress so more like over and inch judging the angle. As for camera angles, Sheldon has the advantage, because you see that table you know both the near side and far side are the same height but the picture looks like the far side has higher in the picture. He appears after another look 1 inch above her but he is leaning but she is not standing straight leg bent in causal pose, believe me he has maximum of 2 inches on her. The prove is with other 5ft10 people like Brent Spiner who Rob has for 5ft9.5 he has only two inches in him also.
Rhonda said on 8/Jul/14
I am 5ft2 Ezio, what height are you?
SaveUsY2J said on 8/Jul/14
@Rhonda- She's in Nike Air Max-type shoes which would give slightly over an inch of additional height, so about 0.5 more than those dress shoes he's in would add. If you subtracted that plus her camera and posture advantages, I think he'd have about three inches over her;
EzioAuditore711 said on 8/Jul/14
Thank you, Rhonda. I'm glad someone else sees the truth. BTW how tall are you?
Josh said on 7/Jul/14
He´s not over 6'0 after seeing Bouchard picture probably 5´11.5
Rhonda said on 6/Jul/14
He never looks 6ft2 sorry C but that is an impossibility. I've narrowed it down to 6ft flat to 6ft1. I'd say he is 184cm if I was to put a height for him, I could believe 6ft is more likely than 6ft2. His shoes with Bouchard aren't flat either, I think he has footwear advantage vs tennis shoes.
EzioAuditore711 said on 5/Jul/14
He doesn't look 6'2'' next to Bouchard. 6' flat is more likely.
SaveUsY2J said on 4/Jul/14
That Bouchard photo is worthless for height comparison. He's at every disadvantage imaginable- she's nearer the camera and has thicker footwear, plus he's leaning in. It proves nothing.
~C~ said on 4/Jul/14
Just said on Letterman he's 6'2" 170 lbs.
EzioAuditore711 said on 3/Jul/14
He's 5'11''. Maybe 5'11.5''. 6' is a stretch.
Teej said on 2/Jul/14
I thought he was a strong 6'2 189cm, but then again its hard to tell as the rest of the Big Bang Theory cast are substantially shorter than him, im suprised though i must say.
Rhonda said on 30/Jun/14
Bouchard is 5ft10 and Sheldon looks 6ft there that is 183cm. He isn't one inch taller it is more.
Rhonda said on 30/Jun/14
Thanks SaveUs, I posted two photos where they looked same height, I cannot see your first one but your second Parsons owns Bomer by two inches there. I wonder if lifts for Bomer in my photos or lifts for Parson in yours, who knows.
EzioAuditore711 said on 30/Jun/14
The Bouchard pic proves it! He's 5'11''. Maybe 5'11.5''-6' if stretched out.
said on 26/Jun/14
@Rhonda: Proof that you can't trust one photo alone (and the second photo you've posted is worthless for height comparison, as they're not standing anywhere near close enough to each other to accurately compare) because in all of these photos Parsons has a good two inches on Bomer:
EzioAuditore711 said on 20/Jun/14
He's something under 6'1''. Not sure how much under, but he's not 6'1''. Then again I recently learned that I'm 6'5''. Which means that my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt.
SaveUsY2J said on 12/Jun/14
These 6'0 claims are crap. He's nothing under 6'1.
EzioAuditore711 said on 2/Jun/14
Cooper wears suspicious heeled shoes and is slightly under 6'1''. As for Parsons he's in the 5'11.5''-6'0'' range. DJ Qualls looked slightly taller on TBBT.
EzioAuditore711 said on 22/May/14
He's definitely closer to 5'10'' than he is to 6'2''. 6' is the absolute MAXIMUM he could look. He might be as low as 5'11''. His lean build seems to fool A LOT of people into thinking he's up to 2 inches taller than he actually is! Does he look 6'2'' next to 5'7'' Nayyar? I don't think so!
Mikki said on 16/May/14
he said in an interview that he was 6'2", but i don't know if he was joking or not..
Az said on 7/May/14
Ran into this guy today at a restaurant in NYC. He is definitely taller than 6'. Also saw Anthony Bourdain, very much 6'4". :)
MrGrim said on 23/Apr/14
rhonda fair enough 5'11 but pallin and EzioAuditore711 have a very good point.And i knew a bloke who was 5'9 who actually thought he was 6foot he said the doctor told him he was that tall even though me mate who's 6'5 was stood right next to me and even told him he's not and he still thought he was lol people believe what they want to believe.
Rhonda said on 8/Apr/14
There are a couple of good pointers towards his height :- his head reaches the top of the bracket of the door in shoes and just under that with it shoes. I believe Ross from Friends reaches a similar height in shoes and many believe he is also slightly under 6ft1. Personally I think the absolute max he can be is a 6ft1 flat and the bare min he could be is 5ft11.5. I am going to say 6ft to 6ft0.5 would be my personal opinion on his height. I am trying to find the height of Gablehauser because Sheldon is similar height. Anyway the top of a bracket from a door frame is a good number of inches if he were 6ft1 with shoes he'd be taller next to door frame. MrGrim no way is he as small as 5ft10, Leonard's mother is that height and he is taller, assuming she is actually a genuine 5ft10 that is. There is nothing to point to such a low 5ft10 height for him. He looks a few inches more.
EzioAuditore711 said on 24/Mar/14
Palin is 100% right! That's what I've been saying all along. And BTW I'm pretty sure that Palin at 186 cm would be taller than Jim Parsons.
MrGrim said on 24/Mar/14
5'10, 5'11, tops don't be fooled skinny people can look a lot taller than they actually are even the way you dress can make you look taller I am 6'0 but if Jim parsons is 6'1 then I'm 6'2 or even 6'3 I mean come on you all know how actors say there a few inches taller than they actually are but hey if you think he's over 6'0 then tom cruise is 5'10 and its all a big lie about him being short
said on 18/Mar/14
If Will Wheaton is 5'10, then Jim is obviously over 6ft: Click Here
Pallin 186cm said on 17/Mar/14
Jim parsons thrives on the fact that he Works with short cast members, so he can tell anyone that he is as he claims, 6'2". This is ridiculous since he is clearly shorter than Dj Qualls who is a legit 184 guy, and just by looking at Sheldon you can see that he is not even 6'1" imagine if hugh Jackman or Tom hiddleston would stand next to him, then his 6'2" claim would die on the spot
EzioAuditore711 said on 13/Mar/14
I'm 6'3'' and am a full head taller than somebody in the 5'5''- 5'6'' height range. If Kaley Cuoco is 5'6'' maybe 5'5'' and we assume Parsons is about 6'2'' she should be at about his lips. She isn't. Thus making him shorter than 6'2'' or 6'1'' for that matter. Plus he doesn't look a head taller than Galecki who's no more than 5'5'' and may be 5'4.5''. Just watch The Big Bang Theory.
EzioAuditore711 said on 13/Mar/14
I'm 6'3'' and am a full head taller than somebody in the 5'4''- 5'5'' height range. If Kaley Cuoco is 5'6'' maybe 5'5'' and we assume Parsons is about 6'2'' she should be at about his lips. She isn't. Thus making him shorter than 6'2'' or 6'1'' for that matter. Plus he doesn't look a head taller than Galecki who's no more than 5'5'' and may be 5'4.5''. Just watch The Big Bang Theory.
I\'m right said on 9/Mar/14
I'm smart and I say Jim Parsons is just above 6". I heard 6'1/4" Maybe just over 6" on SNL.
said on 7/Mar/14
Parsons looks about 4" shorter than Conan who people tend to think of as dead on 6'4" at best. Take a look at this video standing beside one another from 3:45 onwards
HellBoundPower said on 7/Mar/14
Just saw a picture of him with Anson Mount on Twitter, and Mount looks to have an inch on him.
jordydecke said on 25/Feb/14
@ezioauditore711 he is more than just a simple six foot, I know the guys around him are all short but if he is, as you say, six feet tall then he's the tallest six footer I've ever seen compared to everyone around him.
EzioAuditore711 said on 23/Feb/14
Why haven't you downgraded him yet Rob? He's 6 feet tall.
Hi said on 7/Feb/14
He is tall
EzioAuditore711 said on 20/Jan/14
He's not 6'1.25''. Looks barely 6' next to 5'6'' (maybe less) Kaley Cuoco.
Lorne said on 17/Jan/14
His head really isn't that long, in fact it can look smaller to me...
I'm right said on 15/Jan/14
He's about half an inch Shorter than DJ Qualls, so 6' 1/2"
dennis 186 cm said on 15/Jan/14
6'1" is probably right , even though short cast members, during the seasons we meet some of pennys boyfriends WHO are legit 6'4" guys and there aint much difference between them and sheldon
Emily said on 13/Jan/14
@Rhonda A 9 inch head at your height is actually on the bigger side. 9 inches i think is the start of "big" for female head length. Mine is at least 9 inches (not sure how long exactly), but i'm almost 6 feet tall.
said on 10/Jan/14
And what's his face length? 21 cm? He has a very high hairline.
[Editor Rob: I don't think his head is over 9.5 inches and with an at most 3cm hairlevel, 21-21.5 face length might be right]
said on 3/Jan/14
9,5 inches? No way. His head is definitely longer than that
EzioAuditore711 said on 29/Dec/13
6 foot flat,maybe a very strong 5'11''.. Doesn't tower over Kaley Cuoco and she's only 5'6''. I'm 6'3'' and am a full head taller than my grandfather who's 5'5''-5'6'' range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
He can look 187-188cm at times on TBBT because he's rake thin and the short cast
Gheist said on 20/Dec/13
Anywhere around 183-185 is good for him, he towers everyone in the show, but considering Nayyar is at max 171cm is a lot of difference. Since he is tall and skinny he looks taller, 183-184 for him is my bet.
Mr. R said on 28/Nov/13
Actually, I'm wrong Jim referred to himself as 6-2 on the tonight show last week.
Mr. R said on 23/Nov/13
I was at the Tonight Show taping tonight with Jay Leno, and Jim said at one point that he was 6-1. But when he came to greet Leno, he clearly was not three inches taller than Jay. Rob has this one right on the nose!
Sarah said on 4/Nov/13
He is about 6'1", good listing.
Rhonda said on 20/Oct/13
Blaze most of the cast are sub 5ft6 so you'd tower over them like one of Penny's taller bofriends, taller than them even I think I searched and Some of Penny's boyfriends were in the 6ft3-4 range and towered over Sheldon.
said on 19/Oct/13
He has a weird head shape and it's quite big too. 10 inches long?
[Editor Rob: not sure it's quite that long, maybe 9.5ish]
Blaze said on 3/Oct/13
I thought he was 6'2 since he completely towers the cast. wonder how I would look with the cast since I'm 6'5...
jim said on 13/Sep/13
I'd say 184cm. He's surrounded by tiny cast members and his skinny frame makes him look taller.
Balrog said on 10/Sep/13
183? Jesus Christ.
Viper said on 9/Sep/13
183cm at best
Lorne said on 30/Aug/13
Wasn't he listed 6' 1 flat? That's closer, he doesn't look taller than 6ft0.75in DJ Qualls.
HellBoundPower said on 8/Aug/13
If Jim is 6'1.25" DJ Quills is almost 6'2". He edged him out on The Big Bang Theory.
Viper said on 8/Aug/13
No way is he this tall.
spainmen said on 30/Jul/13
I would say 185 cms he gets towered by 190-191 cms pennys ex-boyfried zack
said on 17/Jul/13
Jim Parsons with Matt Bomer listed as 5ft11.5 and Rob lists him as 5ft11.25 they look the same height in these photos, if not Matt Bomer probably pips him by a little.
said on 17/Jul/13
Jim Parsons is 6ft to 6ft0.5, points of reference is Riki Lindhome who played Ramona Nowitzi is 5ft9 and he had 3 inches on her. He is currently in a play with Lee Pace who is 6ft3 and he has 2.5 to 3 inches on him. Christine Baranski who plays Leonard mother is 5ft10 she isnt far from his height.
Silent d said on 23/Jun/13
jamz said on 8/May/13
He's about 6'0". He's just skinny which fools people into thinking he's slightly taller than he really is
Mike 181 said on 24/Apr/13
6"2 in shoes..
Lomax said on 14/Apr/13
Him and DJ qualls are the same in height on the episode
Emily said on 1/Apr/13
Btw, i don´t think short people look taller per se. It´s the physical build that creates the illusion of being taller. Mostly the length of the legs, if you have shorter legs than another person your same height, you´re gonna look shorter.
Emily said on 1/Apr/13
How long is his head? Just wondering...
jack bassmaster said on 25/Mar/13
yeah he is 6ft 1 maybe 6ft 1 1/2 but when he wears shoes he is every bit 6ft 2 look at the scottish guy ferguson who is 6ft 2 he was the same height as him
LOL said on 17/Mar/13
@del how the hell is 6'1 6 inches taller than 5'5? i normally wouldnt call anyone out for that but you claim to know measurements and math.. what are you 12?
B.T. Stomp said on 13/Feb/13
Today I did background on 'Big Bang Theory'.
Kunal (Raj) came right up us to put his drink on the counter.
He politley said 'excuse me' and wished us a 'good morning'.
When he was right in front of me he looked to be his listed height of 5'8".
Johnny (Leonard) walked by me and looked a little taller than his listed height of 5'5".
Then I saw he was wearing big boots.
Jim (Sheldon) walked by from a distance but looked about my height 6'1" if not just slightly taller, maybe 6'1.5"
Simon (Howard) I only saw from the bleachers.
When I watched them rehearsing from a tv monitor Johnny looked about the same height as Simon.
Since Johnny was wearing big boots and Simon I think converse sneakers that would mean Simon has around 1" on Johnny.
Didn't really get to see any of the girls.
Except Mayim (Amy) walked by us to go offstage when I was sitting.
Then Kaley was on the bleachers with Johnny thanking the audience for their participation.
They all seem very nice and I hope I get booked on the show again in the near future.
Ramsay said on 20/Jan/13
How is it a "myth"? It's basic perception, skinnier people always do look taller which is why it's accepted as being that way, you having a couple of people overinflate your height doesn't change that
bostonmike said on 15/Jan/13
It is a myth that people, who are thin, look taller than what they really are. I was 6'0" tall when I was in highschool and 175 lbs and people thought I was about 5'11". I am currently the same height but a 195 lbs and people think I'm 6'1" or 6'2". When your thicker, you look bigger. When you look bigger, you look taller. It's simple you idiots.
leonari said on 11/Jan/13
The guy always looks tall...cause he is.
del said on 10/Jan/13
Oy he's lanky so he looks taller (I'm 5'7 and people think I'm taller cause of it) but he's at least 6'1..if you know measurements and math, galecki is 5'5 which if parsons is 6'1 that's an 6 inches difference and that's apparent...I'm 6 inches taller than both my sisters and you can definetly tell, when I look at them I'm literally more than a head taller...if u watch them all together in a close scene, he's way above a head taller
Josh said on 9/Jan/13
looks around 6'0.5 (184 cm)
Mastro said on 2/Jan/13
Funny that people are quoting the life sized cut outs- do you really think they get all six sigma with those? They could easily be an inch or so off.
balrog said on 25/Dec/12
The slight downgrade is perfect Rob. Also I'd put Galecki under 5'5'' now you add Nayyar at 5'7''
Jack said on 23/Dec/12
I think 6'1" is right for him. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who would lie about his height, so when he said he is 'six-two' he probably meant it in shoes.
Silent D said on 13/Dec/12
Johnnyfive said on 29/Nov/12
I watched him on Leno the other night and when Jim was talking about a life sized cardboard cutout his mom had of him he said "its 6'2" obviously the cutout is in shoes because its from his show so if he's 6'2 in shoes, then that means he's 6'1 barefoot (185cms).
tony t. said on 26/Nov/12
Thought he was like 5'11 or something closer to that. Didn't realize he was quite this tall.
alex said on 7/Nov/12
Definitely NOT 187cm. Closer to 184-185cm. He doesn't that much taller than 5'4 Simon Helberg. 187cm is way to tall. He needs a downgrade.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Oct/12
Yeah 186-187cm looks right. Close to 6ft2
balrog said on 21/Oct/12
He's bulking up for the role of Flash I think. 185-186 cms.
Silent d said on 7/Oct/12
6 foot 1. Rob did you upgrade him from 6 foot 1? I remember he was listed as 6 foot 1. He is deceptively built. He looks lanky but i think he wears layers of clothes to make himself bigger.
zero said on 10/Sep/12
Parsons is probably a solid 6'1'' and pretty skinny. In TBBT looks 6'4'' because the rest of the cast is short, the tallest male after him is Kunal Nayyar (Raj) who looks in the 5'7'' range.
SolidSnake said on 3/Sep/12
Looks about 5'11'' on BBT. Maybe I'm missing something
Mix said on 29/Aug/12
I thought he's 6'2.5" at least.
witchdoctor said on 14/Aug/12
He's a flat 6 ft1(1.855m)
Tommy said on 11/Feb/12
I think maybe he's a bit below 6'1.5. He looked a touch taller than 6'.5 listed DJ Quall appeared on the show. I don't think it was a full inch. 6' is too low. I'd go with 6'1.
SIlent d said on 9/Feb/12
I KNOW said on 2/Feb/12
I know for a fact Jim Parsons is 6'. 2 inches shorter than Letterman. The same height as other 6" guys. People don't look at dimensions. Like me.
MrGoodGuy said on 25/Jan/12
I should mention that I like this actor and his portrayal of Sheldon in TBBT, yet I feel this is an obvious over listing. Judging solely based on the show my estimates for the cast members and the video clips with Letterman where he was clearly a bit shorter (an inch or a bit more) I thought 6.05". In perhaps the most recent episode Sheldon is shown in solid looking footwear looking shorter than a 73" inch life sized cardboard cutout of Zachary Quinto which can be found as identical to the one found online through Google stating this 73" height. Accounting for the possibility of a shoe with only .6 inch heel and his mediocre posture perhaps 6 foot is even more accurate, the 6-2 claim may have been made in order to cover up the true height of the smaller cast mates.
said on 10/Jan/12
Life size stand up from CBS Shop with dimentions @ 6'2
said on 26/Dec/11
Look at this pics: Click Here
That's 5'6.5 Lionel Messi with 6'3.5 Pique, that's 9'' difference. Parsons never looks that tall with Galecki, he definitely needs a downgrade, like i said in my first post, he's 6'1 TOPS, probably a solid 6' guy, 6'0.5 (184 cms) accurate for him.
bob said on 19/Dec/11
Obviously towers over the usual characters on Big Bang Theory but they are all really short, and he is also skinny which gives him the appearance of someone that is very tall (I have a similar situation most of my close friends are in the 5-6, 5-7 range and I am a skinny 6-1 so people think I'm 6-3 or so). In reality he probably is in the 184-185 range.
Trevor said on 9/Dec/11
My friend looks the same as him and claims the same height: 188cm, which is clarely wrong. Parsons is 184cm IMO.
Chris said on 6/Dec/11
In the Big Bang Theory he looks two inches shorter than Penny's ex boyfriend Zack, besides he never looks 9'' taller than 5'5 Galecki. He's 6'1 tops, probably 6'0.5
Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
I can live with 6 foot 1. When he said he was 6 foot 2 on letterman, i was laughing. He is not that tall. 185cm is good for him. He towers over everyone on the show except for penny's ex boyfriends. They are huge except for leonard.
jjhh said on 2/Nov/11
ArjunaKorale said on 27/Oct/11
I'm sorry Rob, but I have to tell u that u are a fair bit wrong with this listing - I have to agree with many of the comments below that Parsons is actually around 184 cm (a fraction over 6 ft tall). So I STRONGLY DISAGREE with your height listing for Parsons. U r rarely wrong mate with your listings, but this is one exception!
jake, 1.82 m said on 12/Oct/11
He's 6ft 1in (185 cm)
said on 25/Sep/11
There's an episode on TBBT with 6'0.5" (184 cm) DJ Qualls as guest. There is one moment where Parsons and him are standing right next to each other and Parsons didn't look taller, actually they were pretty much the same height. (Click Here
As for the footwear, Parsons wore that (Click Here
), and DJ Qualls wore that (Click Here
). In both cases, they seemed to wear casual footwear.
truthman said on 24/Sep/11
essie said on 26/Aug/11
Besides... you'd think celeb's know their own hight, wouldn't you?
essie said on 26/Aug/11
tss..silly site this... we dutchies are all a lot taller (my ex is 6'10") so 6'2" isn't a big a deal! Jim: if you're tired of always looking down, do come to Amsterdam to meet people your own size! LOL ;-)
Truthman said on 1/Aug/11
6'2 is insane! He is inch shorter than Letterman, barely taller than George Lopez and noticable shorter than Ferguson. Rob, he has 6ft claims before. He is 6ft or 6'0.5
tb4 said on 22/Jul/11
Hes so tall compared to the other actors in the show. When i watched the first time Big bang theory i thought he was like 6`4. He is probably 6`1.5 and very skinny.
said on 27/Jun/11
I think somewhere between 6'1 and 6'1.5 is a match for Jim.
In this pic with Jason Sudeikis, that is 6'0.5, Jim look near an inch taller
Jerry said on 16/Jun/11
6´0.5" should be spot on, this listing is a little bit off.
Jason Cooper said on 2/May/11
he is 188 exactly..
Andrew1995 said on 19/Apr/11
haha i thought he's about 6'6''. He seems to tower above everyone in bbt
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
6"1(185cm) might be nearer...doesn't really look 187cm let alone 188cm
Benj said on 19/Mar/11
AD- those photos are composed and photoshoped about-probably tell you very little about their height difference
said on 22/Feb/11
I'm not sure he needs downgrading, you see Jim and Johnny Galecki together constantly and Galecki only ever reaches the bottom of his chin. Galecki has a realistic height of 5'5", from bottom of chin to top of head is 9" which would make Jim 6'2" ...these photos show footwear....
Truthman 6 ft 4.5 in said on 2/Feb/11
Shorter than Craig Ferguson, can't buy anything over 6'0.5
Steve said on 29/Jan/11
He's more 6'0 than 6'1.
1.80 m boy said on 24/Jan/11
Shot! rob 4 the add, 6ft 1.5 in sounds about right
Anonymous said on 24/Jan/11
thank you for putting his height on here i've been wondering about this guy for a while. i had a feeling he wasen't a full 6'2"