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Jon Bon Jovi's Height is 5ft 9in (175 cm)

American Singer and Actor. He once mentioned his height to Blue 21 Bounce, saying "I'm 5-9".

How tall is Jon Bon Jovi
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Comment on the Height of Jon Bon Jovi

Patrick 5foot9 said on 28/Jan/16
"Editor Rob: I think there is probably more than we realise. Jovi typically could look about his claim."

You mean, Bon Jovi looks like 1.76 or 1.77m sometimes? But what is there, what we dont realise? You think, 5foot8.75, have problems with it and round up to 5foot10, TEN!! and guys like bon jovi, most 1.76m feels comfort and goes down to 1.75m?

Rob, you guys have this "foot-think", in germany we dont use it, as you know. But a question: Are you guys correct with this? I mean will the most people rather tell a "round" number? Like 5foot10 or 5foot11? Cause we, with cm and m, we are correct. We use 1.75, 176, and we dont round ab 2-3 cm like you guys would round up an complete inch.
Editor Rob: I use both, and I think many people who visit the site - especially more than a few times - will get to know the metric equivalents (I'm speaking about Americans as they are the majority visitors to the site).

In an ideal world, using metric and only rounding a little means more accuracy than rounding up to a full inch.
Patrick 5foot9 said on 26/Jan/16
Rob, why are there just a couple of 5foot9 dudes, who claim his "real" height, and so many dudes lying? You think Bon Jovi knows hes sexy and that shizzle, and doesnt give a damn about the height? And other people like steve carell, have psycholgy problems and dont feel worthy enoguh? Whats the reason? I love HONEST people, hail to bon jovi!
Editor Rob: I think there is probably more than we realise. Jovi typically could look about his claim.
About 5 10 said on 3/Aug/15
I mean, look at him with Richie Sambora for example. Compare the late 1980s to say, 2012. Jon used to look almost 3 inches shorter than him. But now, he only looks 1 or 1.5 inches shorter at times...
About 5 10 said on 3/Aug/15
Jon Bon Jovi can look anything from 5' 8" to 5' 11"! I think 5' 9" is accurate though, as he looks this when wearing normal shoes. But his height is all over the place, very hard to pin down! Is he a lift-wearer, Rob?
Daddy21224 said on 17/May/15
I have stood with him in a picture. I am 5'11". He was almost as tall as me but he was wearing cowboy boots. I would bet 5'9"
Mike said on 13/Mar/15
@Arch...what on god's earth u talking about his body looks average and not always does body size correlate with height so i dont get your blabbery
Pete said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 14/Sep/14
I would like to know the height of Tico Torres of today and some years ago! :)
Ettie said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 2/Feb/14
Chris Christie is not 5'11" and Adam Levine is not 6'0". Keep trying.
kat said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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.
Paul177 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 1/Dec/13
And another one with Joe Elliot who's 6'1.5: Click Here
Katherine said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 27/Nov/13
He can certainly look 5 ft 10 though can't he with decent shoes, posture and the hair.
Arch Stanton said 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 said on 1/Nov/13
Absolutely hilarious with the tiptoe shot....another guy who wants to be 6 feet.
Joviner said on 30/Oct/13
lol Bon Jovi is obviously tiptoeing in the Kevin Jonas photo as well...
Orien said on 25/Oct/13
Did no one notice the tip toeing in the window reflection?

Click Here
da_truth said 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:
Click Here

haha, check the reflection on the glass, Bon Jovi is tip toeing....LOL
Alisa said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 3/Jul/13
174 cm barefoot. Can pull-off 177 cm quite often actually, thanks to his boots.
depth tested said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 29/Apr/13
Why do you believe his height is 5'10 when EVEN HE tells that he's 5'9 ? lol ...
Kashi said on 15/Apr/13
I believe his height is 5'10
Brad said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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.

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 said 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 said 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:
Click Here
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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:
Click Here
katy said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 4/Jan/13
he is one of the worts lift wearers
Arch Stanton said 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 said on 2/Jan/13
Click Here

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 said 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 said 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 said on 29/Sep/12
@Shaun Lol, why are you so obsessed with JBJ's height?
Shaun said 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 said 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 said on 7/Sep/12
He's said himself that he's 5'9".
Shaun said 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 said on 18/Aug/12
"Im 5-9" means "Im 5-9" or means it "Im maybe 5-9.5 too"?
Musicman said 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 said 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.
Debbie said on 14/Aug/07
To BRAD. I was at the concert in Cheyenne, WY. No, Jon didn't wear cowboy boots. Tight fitting jeans though.....
Anonymouse said on 7/Aug/07
I'm guessing he's 5'8 1/2....even though he might be slightly slouching, he doesn't look too much taller than Glenn
A said on 28/Jul/07
He's 5'9" , he said it on his interview with Charlie Rose back in 97.
Brad said on 15/Jul/07
He's playing a Cheyenne Wyoming rodeo this week. I wonder if he'll wear cowboy boots? I wonder.
MarkMark said on 3/Jul/07
Looked exactly 2.5 inches taller than Ellen DeGeneres, who claims 5'7.5", but he was wearing some questionable boots. Very strange, they were styled like regular dress shoes but the top looked bootlike, as if slanted upwards.

It's also documented that he claimed 5'8" in the past, so maybe he wears lifts?
Diogeneze said on 20/May/07
hmm, i always thought about 5-7, with good posture and usually boots...adding up to a taller look
radio_man said on 6/May/07
i have to go with thomas Z..I was watching the video always and he was wearing enormous boots! and he looked 5' my guess he's between 5'7 to 5'8...
Aaron said on 1/May/07
I trust you glenn! You're lucky that you get to meet a lot of celebrities. My friend's band Beyond Tomorrow opened for Bon Jovi and I got to see some of their pictures with Bon Jovi and his band. I remember thinking how Bon Jovi was shorter than I thought he'd be. My friend in the band is about 5'11" and he had a couple inches on Bon Jovi, so this listing seems right.
Thomas Z said on 1/May/07
He must be around 5'7 to 5'8 on what people say who meet him. I once saw him in concert in AZ in 1989. He looked about average height on stage. I remember another group "motley crue" putting on really tall heals during their shout of the devil days. I love to meet both bands.
glenn said on 28/Apr/07
he would look 5-11 back in the day in boots.he is 5-9.actually i saw him look 5-10 in sneakers too.but with big hat on.i have 9 photos with him over a 22 year period.
Aaron said on 27/Apr/07
glenn, he doesn't look that much taller than you in this photo. Do you really think he's a full inch taller? I feel like he's tilting his head upward to look taller, whereas your posture and stature is normal. I'd say 5'8.5"...but then again you've met him so you have a much better estimate.
random said on 17/Apr/07
I'm questionable on anything above 5'7". There's a picture of him at my job with my boss who is around 5'4.5"/5'5". And I remember when first seeing this I was surprised at how short he was. They both looked just about the same height side by side, Jon looking maybe 5'6" tops. However after seeing your pic Glenn, I don't know. Guess I'll have to take another look at the pic at work. Also for what it's worth, the photo was taken in the late 80's, which is apparent... Lots of hair.
glenn said on 26/Feb/07
ive seen him look 510 in the early he is 5-9 minimum.
Roger said on 26/Feb/07
Saw him interviewed on that post oscars show tonite on !E and he was barely taller than that hostess, Samantha Harris, who looks petite, maybe 5-4 plus heels. Most other males towered over her but he was just about an inch or so taller, I would wager on 5-7.5 or so with 5-8 an absolute max.
jason said on 22/Feb/07
he doesent lock more then 5-9 with glenn and 5 ft-9 in suites this guy good. by the way hes a great rocker with great voice. "different glenn" from wich counrty do u come from? holland? im from sweden our avarage height is like 181-182 cm or 5 ft 11/2 in.
Different Glenn said on 8/Feb/07
I am 6 ft even and it seems like everyone on here thinks 5ft 9 inch is normal size, where I live I am average, I don't know why everyone on here is shorter.
Derek said on 5/Jan/07
He claimed 5'9" in Yankeeography. He does look around 5'10" with Glenn though. Weird.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
I saw him look 5-10 in flat skippies,5 years ago.but he has supposedly claim 5-10,5-9 and 5-8.confusing.
Del Mar said on 4/Jan/07
Agree. Could be 5-10 but 5-9 too sometimes. Maybe 5-9.5?
Brad said on 16/Nov/06
Wears cowboy boots dead or alive: add 3 inches.
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
Used to claim 5-10.and look it.
Derek said on 31/Oct/06
I saw Bon Jovi on Yankeeography and he said he's 5'9" and has been 5'9" since 9th grade. Apparently, he grew early.
Brad said on 12/Oct/06
I saw The Good Rats with Joe Franco on drums in Porchester N.Y. at Detroit's by E. J. Korvettes in '79.
Glenn said on 11/Sep/06
good band Good Rats.I bump into the drummer from time to time.
Glenn said on 11/Sep/06
Lamours opens and closes so many times I cant keep track.opened 2 years ago,then closed.heard reopened this spring,but I hear of no shows booked.maybe its closed.geez.frustrating.
Brad said on 10/Sep/06
He's probably at that mob joint "L'amour" in Brooklyn in a bar band joining Rat Race Choir, The Good Rats, the Sistah (New York accent), etc. assuming that dump is still there & the those bands I saw '76-'83 are also. I crossed the GW Bridge on 10/1/83 and haven't been back.
Glenn said on 10/Sep/06
Late for rehearsals,not showing up for,zero songwriting I think? and what you said.
Brad said on 10/Sep/06
Yeah, I heard that he wouldn't rehearse the bass lines it was driving the band sideways with a different groove. JB & JB would look at each other and go wha?
Glenn said on 9/Sep/06
Alec was always nice to me.someone told me what he was up to and I wasnt music,I dont think.heard he was lazy.that was the problem,I could be right Brad.
Lmeister said on 9/Sep/06
If U check out some old Bon Jovi pics U can see that the guys are usually standing in 2 groups 1) Jonny, Tico and Alec 2)Richie and David a good way to make the shorter guys appear taller especially Jonny...Sometimes Jonny appears kinda shortish, but I think 5'8.5''- 5'9'' is correct. Since Tico is 5'6'' and Alec 5'7'' and Jonny was always a couple inches taller than both of them...
Brad said on 9/Sep/06
Tico is surprisingly small. Richie is always tall in those snakeskin boots. Yeah, I notice how thin John is compared to his height. Sinatra was like that. Did the old bass player ever land a band? Did he have to cash in his publishing? I heard he was a real jerk and JB had enough.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Lmeister-Tico is 5-6.Alec is 5-7.
Jason said on 5/Sep/06
I've met Jon and he's about 5'9," same as me. He's very cool and nice, much nicer than Richie (probably 5'11") or the David (6') who both act like they're too good to speak to you. With them it helps to be female dressed to leave little to the imagination. Anyway, Jon isn't short, but he is really thin.
Ano1685 said on 18/Aug/06
"No way is he 5'9." I'm that tall and I towered over him. I don't know his exact height, but he's tiny!"

...cute. I love how average height is now 'tiny'.
Lmeister said on 18/Aug/06
Glenn, how tall is Tico? He looks 5'6''max 5'7'' also Alec John Such was listed 5'9'' and he looked almost 2 inches shorter than Jonny.
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
5' 9" sounds about right. He wears cowboy boots so he's 6'. One of the nicest people to meet, all those Bon Jovi guys are cool.
Van said on 11/Jul/06
JBJ said he's 5'9. Bottom line. He's 5'9 and just look how tall he looks! No matter he's wearing lifts, elevatorshoes, incrasingshoes etc. He's tall, sings good and has a perfect vision. I just can say: Jon Bon Jovi is not short!
Glenn said on 23/Jun/06
He used to be listed at 5-10 in the hair metal days,and did look it.I met him even in 1985.Im surprised he admitted 5-8.I guess its possible.
Beth said on 22/Jun/06
I have met Jon 4 or 5 times. I won a contest to interview him for a Philly newspaper 6 years ago in college. I actually asked him his height and he told me "lets say 5'8" with a giggle.
Marty said on 14/Jun/06
I've met John a couple of times, he's no shorter than 5.8" that's for sure. I'm 6'0 tall and Richie and I are about the same height, I may have 1/2 an inch on Richie. Keep this in mind people, the angle of the camera and the way that the people are standing in the picture can very easily deceive your perception.
In the picture above with Glenn, John is not standing perfectly erect while Glenn is. John is leaning towards Glenn, keep that in mind. As a matter of fact, with the shoes he's wearing in that particular picture it looks like he could be 5'10.5" or more if he was standing perfectly straight.
Chris Soberg said on 12/Jun/06
I saw JBJ in concert in Milton Keynes. I thought he looked quite big but then he was up on stage and I am quite tiny myself - I always get regarded to as a little fella, or something like that. JBJ rocks!
UK Terminator fan said on 4/Jun/06
Was working backstage at his concert in Glasgow, Scotland last night and I'd say 5ft 9 was generous! Personally I'd say no more than 5ft 8.
Beverly said on 30/May/06
No way is he 5'9." I'm that tall and I towered over him. I don't know his exact height, but he's tiny!
megan said on 24/May/06
i was in one of his music videos but that was like 12 years ago and im 17 now, i dont really remember him being shorter then my mother but i suppose he was
i was also way shorter then i am today :)
bobbyb said on 9/May/06
Guys, he's 5-9. Several of us here have stated it. And we're the ones with pics of him with us, for gosh sakes! End of debate. He's 5-9, maybe 5-9.5. He's not 5-6 or 5-7 etc. No way. And Richie is about 5-11 or 6-0, by the way.
raj said on 4/May/06
sally, this is hello! u should go check his fanbase sites instead.
sally said on 30/Apr/06
who cares about how tall he is or isn't! why is there such a debate about it? isn't what really matters that he sings well, makes good music and isn't too hard to look at??
Glenn said on 23/Mar/06
Yeah,hey became more arrogant 1992 on actually.strangely when he cut his hair.a shame cause Im a fan.I have 9 photos with him between 1985 and 2003.this photo was at a party and he was buzzed and in a good mood.even as he walked past me he said " hey,whats up guy".he remembered me.
John said on 23/Mar/06
Hey Glenn, Was Jon a cool guy, cause I know a guy that met him and said he is 5'9 but wasnt to nice.
175cm17andgrowing said on 27/Feb/06
Matt Hyson, also known as SPIKE DUDLEY, has met him and said that Bon Jovi was even shorter than him. He met him in 1986 when Matt himself was 16. He says Bon is just like 5'3'', Matt himself is 5'7''. Matt also says Bon is arrogant.
175cm16andgrowing said on 15/Feb/06
In the pic with Glenn he looks 5'9 or taller and I think it can be true. I mean he can look 5'11'' because he's skinny.
And remember, his hair doesn't advantage his height. I guess he'S 5'9'' like said.
Tammy said on 5/Feb/06
Stood next to him at Mohegan Sun on 2/1/2006. His height shocked me! They always look so tall on stage. I am 5'6" and had 2 inch heels on. I looked down to him--probably about an inch shorter than me with heels, 5'7". He still looks good though!
sheryl said on 31/Jan/06
I stood next to JBJ and he is maybe 5'7" ... and he wears thickly soled shoes that add to his height!!! No way is he taller than 5'7"!!!
Ricky Sambora is also short, probably 5'7" or 5'8"
Glenn said on 1/Jan/06
he is smaller than closed.I have 9 photos with him in 21 years! since 1985!photos are coming.can look 5-11,6 feet in boots.Ive seen him 30 I know.
bobbyb said on 16/Dec/05
Hey, I'll say it again. I am 100% sure his height is between 5-8.5 and 5-9.5. Heck I've stood next to him on two different days and had a pic taken with him. He wasn't wearing heels. If he had lifts they were tiny as he had sneakers one time and loafer-type shoes the other. There is no way AT ALL that he is 5-7 or shorter. And I'm not saying this because I like him -- I actually can't stand him. He is in love with himself. Richie and the other guys are far more friendly, and that is well-known in the music business. And yes, Tico is quite short, maybe 5-6. Richie is about 5-11 or 6ft tops.
Viper652 said on 1/Nov/05
Both Bon Jovi and Lenny Kravitz are struggling with 5-7.
Colin said on 1/Nov/05
Ok I stood beside Jon Bon Jovi in Nice Airport last week for ages. I am 5ft 6 - Jon Bon Jovi is no more than 5ft 7 - my wife is 5ft 9 and he was smaller than my wife.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
I meant to phrase it - "When Tico Torres was asked his own height (not bon jovi's) he replied he was 5ft 9". You've seen how much shorter Tico is in the band, hence tico claiming he is 5ft 9 sounds ludicrous ;)
DP said on 21/Aug/05
I'm not sure what it is about Bon Jovi but by looking at him, he gives off the illusion of someone who is much shorter than 5'9". I guess it's because proportionaltley speaking (if that's a word), he upper body doesn't match his leg heighth for someone that would be listed at 5'9". These gives me the impression that he's somewhere between 5'7" to 5'8". Just a hunch but I feel he wears lifts. (Don't worry Jon. I also wear lifts but I'm just not a celebrity so nobody cares.)
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
Tico Torres in Q Magazine, being asked his height: "Five feet nine. Why?". Now that IS rounding up several inches.
J. said on 20/Mar/05
Jon's is TOTALLY weaing lifts in the photo that Jonny posted!!! Look at the odd way he is standing. It also hurts that he has a somewhat tall wife and I bet he wears his elevators when seen with her. A friend of mine met Jon a couple years back as Jon co-owns an arena football team on which my buddy helped out with. He has said that Jon is on the 5'8" range, maybe 5'9" on a good day. So I'll go with that. He defintely is no short, itty bitty thing but he is defintely not tall either.
bobbyb said on 20/Mar/05
wingnut, that is ridiculous. I've personally met him twice and I can tell you quite accurately that he is 5-9 or 5-9 1/2, which is my height. There is absolutely no way he is 5-6. Even if I am overestimating somehow he can in no way be shorter than 5-8 1/2.
wingnut said on 27/Feb/05
I have stood next to Jon Bon Jovi at First Ave. in Minneapolis, and he isn't taller than 5'6'

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