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Jon Bon Jovi height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)

American Singer and Actor. He said to Blue 21 Bounce, "I'm 5-9"
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Pete says on 9/Nov/14
He's always looked around 5'8 to me. If he claims 5'9 himself he's probably a little bit shorter in real life. He does sometimes look surprisingly tall but then again wears lifts or boots and also tiptoes in pictures in order to look taller.
Liam 176 says on 27/Oct/14
5' 9" looks accurate. He looks this next to Dave Grohl (6' 0"). He can look 5' 10" a lot but his boots and hair add height. Surprised he is honest. I'd expect him to claim about 5' 10", he could get away with it.
Magic says on 15/Sep/14
@Arch Stanton Thank you for response, the web say 5'6, 5'5 and a guy says that has met him in the 1978 and says that Tico was taller 5'7,maybe he wears cowboy's heels(2 inches more).However if he was 5'7 today might be 5'6 he is 61 years old,same thing if he was 5'6 today might be 5'5 and so on!
However doesn't matter how tall is he,he kick ass on the stage!!THE HITMAN!
Arch Stanton says on 14/Sep/14
@Magic I've been a few feet away from him standing after a concert and he's around 4 inches short than Jon although footwear might not be so good. I'd say he's somewhere in the 5 ft 5 range, definitely not over 5 ft 6 put it that way!
Magic says on 14/Sep/14
I would like to know the height of Tico Torres of today and some years ago! :)
Ettie says on 12/Sep/14
Not sure why everyone is still questioning his height - there was a document with his height posted on here. I have met Jon twice and am 5'6" and had on flat shoes first time and he was a lot taller than me. Second time I had on shoes that matched his and he was still a good 3" taller. I would put him between 5'9" and 5'10", certainly not shorter.
Arch Stanton says on 9/Sep/14
I mean look at his proportions Click Here OK he's leaning but his body looks small range, not even close to average.
Spirit Level says on 20/Aug/14
Reminds me of Michael Jackson (in height terms). Both have a wide height range. They looked level when they met in the 1980s - and looked 5' 9" when stood with 5' 11"-6' 0" Richie Sambora.
Spirit Level says on 20/Aug/14
I'm having issues uploading pics at the moment. I've looked more into his height. He can look anything from 171 cm to 179 cm! His height is all over the place. I was sure he was 5' 9". Not saying he isn't, but I'm not quite as certain as I was.
Spirit Level says on 14/Aug/14
Rob, could a 171 cm guy pull off looking 5' 10"? Just curious.
[Editor Rob: you could photograph a guy that height and with slim frame and right proportions he could look like a 5ft 10 guy in photos.]
Arch Stanton says on 11/Aug/14
Click Here If you see him in flip flops here actually look at his proportions, that's not under 5 ft 9 is it, in fact he looks near 5'10" there although has pavement advantage.
Arch Stanton says on 11/Aug/14
On stage and in photos he pulls off near 5'10 at times, but it makes me wonder at times if he's wearing custom boots. Barefoot on a beach in some pics I've seen he does look noticeably shorter than he appears as a rocker. No way is he as low as 5 ft 5 or 5 ft 6. I mean Tico's that range and Jon's is definitely a lot taller, but I saw one photo of him in t shirt and shorts once and thought he looked 5'7"-5'8".
Spirit Level says on 11/Aug/14
No chance. He's 5' 9" and can even pass for 5' 10". You sure you didn't meet Bono instead?
Rocker says on 4/Aug/14
I've seen Jon in concert and in a bar. He was always wearing heeled boots. I would say he was closer 5'6 or 5'5. Maybe with heeled elevated boots he's 5'9. I used to have a job where I worked big private shows (sales events). I was shocked at how pretty much every celeb was short. Somebody told me that studios purposefully selected shorter people for film, something about how they lent some advantage to the camera. I realize that Jon (and the group Bon Jovi) rose to stardom on their own merits, but there's no doubt he's a celeb. And he is shorter than you would expect. He may look tall on the stage and on film, but both those mediums create an illusion of height. There's nothing wrong with being shorter than the average height. In fact, it probably helps a person "make it" in film, meaning it could very possibly increase one's chances.
Paul177 says on 8/Mar/14
Rob, do you have any idea why all the "he's tiny" claims surface? Do you think it's because fans expect him to be like at least 6' 1" and because Bon Jovi are such a big band?

He honestly looks like a 5' 9-10" guy to me.
[Editor Rob: big personality and voice and prescence, and then about 5ft 9 and not as tall or big, but more delicate? I can see why some would call him tiny.

Maybe sometimes tiny can be attributed to their physique?]
lesly says on 3/Mar/14
Jon in 1985 wrote he was 5'10 and 145 lbs( it's obviously not his current weight now, though): Click Here
MD says on 2/Feb/14
Chris Christie is not 5'11" and Adam Levine is not 6'0". Keep trying.
kat says on 1/Feb/14
In case anyone wonders the heel height Heidi Hlum wore next to Jon in that event: Click Here . This is so confusing. Even if Jon was 5'10-5'11, it'd be impossible that Heidi was 5'9 and looking John's height with those heels on.
kat says on 1/Feb/14
More proofs he's 5'10-5'11: Next to 5'11 NJ governor Chris Christie: Click Here and again just next to 6 ft Adam Levine: Click Here and also with 5'11 Train vocalist Pat Monahan:Click Here .
kat says on 31/Jan/14
Next to Adam Levine ( 6 ft) and Heidi Klum ( 5'9): Click Here . Heidi must've worn heels and she looks John's height and Adam just looks slightly taller than John. John needs an upgrade!
cricket says on 21/Jan/14
Jon says he's 5'9" and as I said I have the photograph of him and me together and he is correct. He could be a little over 5'9", but NOT 5'10" and definitely NOT 5'8". Jon is known for his honesty and I know that this is his height - he has said so and I have the photo that for me as shown that this is correct.
Christian says on 15/Jan/14
Bruce Springsteen is at 5'10". Check out pics of them standing side by side. They seem to be very close in height.
mcfan says on 13/Jan/14
in the photo below with Clinton, Bon Jovi is wearing 2 inch cowboy boots and Billy is wearing 1/2 inch Chuck Taylors.
Paul177 says on 21/Dec/13
He's possibly a smidge taller than Michael Stipe, who's a questionable 5' 9" in my opinion:
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My estimate is 175 cm for Jon. But these days he must be wearing lifts because he can look 5' 10" to 5' 10.5"...
cricket says on 20/Dec/13
I have just had my photo taken with Jon and I was aware of all the comments on this site so I took note. I am 5' 5 and half " and worn flat shoes and with his normal walk shoes I came up to his cheek bone - he was talker than I expected and had to be at a minimum 5'9" as stated if not slightly taller.
lisa says on 5/Dec/13
Just realized the put I put of John next to Prince William can't be seen. So here it is again: Click Here . And also, another pic of Taylor Swift with Jon Bon Jovi: Click Here . John needs an upgrade as I've said before.
Katherine says on 1/Dec/13
And another one with Joe Elliot who's 6'1.5: Click Here
Katherine says on 1/Dec/13
Next to Joe Elliot ( Deff Leppard's vocalist) who's 6'1.5: Click Here and Click Here and in a video: Click Here (min 1.41)and Click Here John looks just a bit shorter than him, deffo needs an upgrade.
lisa says on 1/Dec/13
@arch, yeah John could easily be 5'10-5'11 next to 6'3 Prince William: Click Here He needs an upgrade!!!
lisa says on 1/Dec/13
Next to 5'11 Taylor Swift with heels: Click Here . He's gotta be a solid 5'10. He looks just a little shorter than Ms Swift who's with heels on.
George says on 28/Nov/13
Orien says on 25/Oct/13
Did no one notice the tip toeing in the window reflection?


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Actually if you look, only one of his feet are raised off the floor, not both, he's not tip-toeing.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Nov/13
He can certainly look 5 ft 10 though can't he with decent shoes, posture and the hair.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Nov/13
Rob does he wear lifts at all, Click Here next to Prince William. Looks near 6 ft to me.
[Editor Rob: I just seen a clip on news there, I think williams eyelevel looked around his hair]
Brad says on 1/Nov/13
Absolutely hilarious with the tiptoe shot....another guy who wants to be 6 feet.
Joviner says on 30/Oct/13
lol Bon Jovi is obviously tiptoeing in the Kevin Jonas photo as well...
Orien says on 25/Oct/13
Did no one notice the tip toeing in the window reflection?


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da_truth says on 11/Aug/13
katy says on 9/Jul/13
Actually he can even be as tall as 5'11:

Next to 6'0 Bill Clinton: Click Here
Next to 5'11 New Jersey mayor Chris Christie: Click Here
or a video with him and he looks the same height as the NJ mayor:
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haha, check the reflection on the glass, Bon Jovi is tip toeing....LOL
Alisa says on 7/Aug/13
He's tiny. I met him in person and he was barely taller than I am (I'm 5'6.) I'd say he's 5'9, at the tallest. He's also very small-framed. He's thin, and even though he's muscular, he looks small. I don't know why some are so bothered by the idea of him being short. It's not like it affects his talent...
Craig 177 says on 9/Jul/13
He often "looks" a minimum of 5' 10". But this is when he really goes for it with the lifts. If he wears Cruise type lifts, he would appear 1.5 inches taller than his barefoot height. That's without him even trying to look taller with immaculate posture, pavement advantage, camera angles, hair etc.

Barefoot: 174 cm (5' 8.5"). His 5' 9" claim is close enough - at least he'd reach that in the morning.
katy says on 9/Jul/13
Actually he can even be as tall as 5'11:

Next to 6'0 Bill Clinton: Click Here
Next to 5'11 New Jersey mayor Chris Christie: Click Here
or a video with him and he looks the same height as the NJ mayor:
Click Here
Craig 177 says on 3/Jul/13
174 cm barefoot. Can pull-off 177 cm quite often actually, thanks to his boots.
depth tested says on 17/Jun/13
I'm 5' 7". JB came into were I worked. I was actually surprised that he was a s tall as he was because I've heard he's short. 5' 9" easy...but he was wearing boots. I'd still say 5' 9".
Algeron says on 15/Jun/13
Most short guys exaggerate their height. I'm 6ft 2 and jon is 5ft 8 to 9 or 10 range. Wears boot hills to make him seem taller and the hair on top.
Chyles says on 23/May/13
Worked with him 2 days ago in Germany. I am a solid 6'. He was wearing shoes with a 2" sole. I put him at 5'8...pretty small guy.
Gorgie says on 14/May/13
You guys are ridiculous! He's claimed 5'9 in numerous sources. Stop this 5'10 nonsense. If anything, given the +2 inch rule, he's probably shorter. Enough!
lol says on 29/Apr/13
Why do you believe his height is 5'10 when EVEN HE tells that he's 5'9 ? lol ...
Kashi says on 15/Apr/13
I believe his height is 5'10
Brad says on 9/Apr/13
As listed. Notorious boot wearer. 50% for Jon and "you three split the rest" contract on the table wrecked the band.
(s)ain\'t says on 6/Apr/13
I know it's unlikely for some to downgrade their own height but I believe Jon Bon Jovi is 5'10 or a little more.
Anonymous says on 6/Mar/13
Bruce and Jon look about 2 inches taller than Steve Tyler in that picture which makes them about 6' with heels. Johns hair also fuller on top giving him a slighly taller appearance but i would say at least 5'10"
Vegas says on 26/Feb/13
Ronster says on 21/Jan/13
You never ever see one of them claim one of these celebs, especially the tall ones are actually taller than what Rob gives them on here, if heights are wrong on here by inches then it would be impossible to always be erring on the low side and just as many would have to be taller than what they are given on here.
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bs, i have often said i think rob has charles barkley listed too short, tim tebow should be taller on this site, when rob had peter mayhew at 6'9 for a long while i said a few times on here i didn't think he was below 6'10 even in his mid 60s
Arch Stanton says on 25/Feb/13
Ronster says on 21/Jan/13
"I am one of the few people that come on here and look at these celeb heights for what they are, posters like Danimal, Vegas, Ali Baba, and a list that is too long to write here i am sure are just obsessed not only with height, but they are obsessed with trying to disprove what celebs are listed at and use altered or biased photos that make them look shorter, they are relentless in their warped persuit to somehow attempt to diminish celebs heights. You never ever see one of them claim one of these celebs, especially the tall ones are actually taller than what Rob gives them on here."

That's not true at all!!!! I agree with you that there are a lot of vertically challenged trolls on here who downgrade everybody by ridiculous amounts to make themselves feel better, but some of us are actually legitimate and are interested in height and how people look. While I agree with most of Rob's listings I'm just as likely to say to Rob that I think he has them too low or that somebody can look taller than listed. And I'm happy to say a 6'4" listed guy on here is 6'4.5" or whatever despite them being taller than I am. So please don't paint every contributor here with the same brush. Jon Bon Jovi in all fairness looks 5'10 more than he looks 5'9" or shorter, but at times he can look shorter.
katy says on 23/Jan/13
More proves he's 5'10:

Next to Richie Sambora ( 6 foot):
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Next to Steven Tyler (5'10) and look the same height-wise:
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Next to Kevin Jonas (5'8) and Jon looks like 2 inches taller:
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Next to Rihanna ( 5'8.5-9 and she's with heels next to Jon and looks the same height:
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katy says on 22/Jan/13
Next to Taylor Momsen ( 5'8 barefoot) in heels and they're both bending a little and looking the same height:

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I'd say he's definetely 5'10.
Ronster says on 21/Jan/13
Danimal says on 5/Oct/12
Kate says on 29/Sep/12
@Shaun Lol, why are you so obsessed with JBJ's height?

Most people on this site are obsessed with height. They post every day (Sometimes multiple times a day) for years on end (never stopping).
And that pretty much sums it up Kate! I am one of the few people that come on here and look at these celeb heights for what they are, posters like Danimal, Vegas, Ali Baba, and a list that is too long to write here i am sure are just obsessed not only with height, but they are obsessed with trying to disprove what celebs are listed at and use altered or biased photos that make them look shorter, they are relentless in their warped persuit to somehow attempt to diminish celebs heights. You never ever see one of them claim one of these celebs, especially the tall ones are actually taller than what Rob gives them on here, if heights are wrong on here by inches then it would be impossible to always be erring on the low side and just as many would have to be taller than what they are given on here.
Albert says on 14/Jan/13
I've been in an elevator with Jon, just he and I, at the Beverly Hotel. I am 5'9" (stretching it, actually more like 5-8 3/4). Jon was DEFINITELY shorter than me. He's 5'7" at best, maybe 5'6".
Louis says on 4/Jan/13
he is one of the worts lift wearers
Arch Stanton says on 2/Jan/13
Rob do you think he looks shorter than 5'9" in those beach pics?
[Editor Rob: sometimes a 5ft 7 or 9 man could look similar in a photo, hard to tell, I think in general he looks near his claim]
Arch Stanton says on 2/Jan/13
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Rob check this out its quite shocking. He honestly looks nowhere near 5'9" barefoot here. look how short his legs are!!! Do you think he looks nearer 5'7" here Rob? I know its difficult to tell on a beach but he really looks small and his legs look shorter than a typical 5'9" er. Does he wear big lifts to maintain his 5'9-5'10" look or something because he seems to have shrunk a good 3 inches here than normal..
THE REAL ANNONYMOUS says on 25/Dec/12
He is 5'9.
Have worked back stage security for him, and a number of other rock stars. No shorter than 5'9.
5'9 is right on.
5\'11.5 says on 4/Oct/12
I just met jon at an event. He tries to be tall by wearing "high heeled" dress shoes and puffing up his hair. Im almost 6'1" in dress shoes I had to have him by around a 1.5" range when we stood side by side. Took a note to his shoes, especially around the arches as the angle shot straight up. He's got a huge head and the hair adds to his head size. My guess? Anywhere from 5'8.5" to maybe 5'9". Good job Rob
Kate says on 29/Sep/12
@Shaun Lol, why are you so obsessed with JBJ's height?
Shaun says on 26/Sep/12
@Music man, Its impossible you could have seen Richie at 6 ft 1 and Jon at 5 ft 6 because EVERY time you see them Richie has about 3 inches on him. Richie and Jon can look 6 ft 1 and 5'10 respectively a lot, and Tico 5 ft 6 ish. Reality probably is an inch shorter for all, the hair and cuban heels can make them seem taller.
Shaun says on 26/Sep/12
Honestly he could get away with claiming about 5 ft 10, he's looked close to it next to people like Dermot o Leary and Graham Norton. But he seems to be pretty honest here which is surprising, you'd think he'd be the sort of guy who'd claim 6 ft and be the sort who would wear lifts in his boots. He looks taller than some other guys Rob has listed at 5 ft 9 on here, Justin Theroux for one.
Jule says on 7/Sep/12
He's said himself that he's 5'9".
Shaun says on 5/Sep/12
@ Punkster and Musicman. It's so not true, its a myth that he's super short, much like Tom Cruise. I've seen them live front row. He has about 4 inches on Tico Torres and is actually nearer Richie and Dave Bryan's height range than Tico. Tico is 5'5"-5'6", probably 5'5.5". He was also taller than Dermot o Leary who is definitely not under 5'7".
Hullywood says on 18/Aug/12
"Im 5-9" means "Im 5-9" or means it "Im maybe 5-9.5 too"?
Musicman says on 16/Aug/12
I'm a former rock star that met Jon Bon Jovi for the first time on our tour with them backstage after a concert was over and he changed into sneakers after the show. I'm a drummer so I play in thin soled sneakers and was talking with him after the show and he's no where close to 5'9". I am 5' 10 and half and I was looking down at him by about 3 inches or more. You don't count the hair height people. I'd say he's struggling to hit 5'6 and a half maybe if that, so you people need to change this 5'9" BS, it's incorrect, facts are facts when you meet a person and go on tour with them. Musicians all look taller in boots up on stage with the big hair up front and you're looking up at them. Sambora was a little taller than me I'd say 6 feet 1 maybe but he had boots on. These comments you people leave on here people crack me up, the most accurate comment is from punkster69. The rest, please!
punkster69 says on 13/Aug/12
I met Jon Bon Jovi in 1999 I am 5'4.5 he was barley taller than me and he had on boots and I had on Basketball shoes there is no way he is 5'9 I would say 5 '6 at most. Nice guy though when he stepped on my $110.00 Nike's he cleaned them off.

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