Kevin Spacey's Height
5ft 9.75in (177 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as The Usual Suspects, American Beauty, LA Confidential, Se7en, Glengarry Glen Ross, Pay it Forward, Superman Returns, Moon (as the voice of GERTY) and Casino Jack. On TV he starred in House of Cards. A well known New York autograph dealer once said Spacey told him he was "Five Foot Ten."
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Average Guess (10 Votes)
Darren510 said on 14/Oct/16
Average height guy and always look it
Scott said on 11/Oct/16
Didn't seem to be much difference between him and Frank Whaley in 'Swimming With The Sharks.'
S.J.H said on 26/Sep/16
5'9 flat is arguable
said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, look at here, Kevin is atleast 1.5 inch taller than Simon Baker in LA confidential.
Editor Rob: they did look closer in another scene when talking together.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/16
Rob, could we give Reg E. Cathey a page?
I'd start him at 6ft
Mike said on 24/Aug/16
5ft 9.5 max peak and maybe 5ft 9 now. Denis Leary (who was maybe 6ft 1-1.5 range) towered over him in The Ref.
said on 1/Aug/16
Rob, how tall would you say these 2 guys beside Kevin Spacey look in this video? Click Here
I think they both look around 5'8" with him (so about 1.75 inches shorter). Is that about right?
Editor Rob: the guy on left might be a bit taller than the middle guy who looks possibly somewhere in 5ft 8 range (spacey today can certainly look not that much over 5ft 9, he might have lost a fraction).
Alex said on 3/Jul/16
He is a weak 5'9.
Francis said on 7/Jun/16
5'8.5 in House of cards
no way he is that near to 5'10 these days
said on 30/May/16
(guy pearce is at least 2cm taller than him here)
(arguably 5'9.5 simon baker clearly taller than kevin)
i don't know much about his past, he could have been really 5'10 or near that
but today he is fat and has a terrible posture. nowadays 5'9 is a stretch for him
truth said on 27/May/16
Legit 5'9.5" guy now and 5'9.75" peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
I would guess a strong 6ft/weak 6ft1 for Cathy at peak. Looks about 185cm w/h Spacey...
Paleman said on 23/Mar/16
Maybe add a page for Reg E. Cathey, Rob? In House of Cards he looks like a weak 6 footer, but 15-20 years ago he did look like a solid 6'1". Dropped an inch or so with age...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/16
You know, he actually can look still this range on HOC. In fact, he can even look the full 5ft10 in some scenes.
Paleman said on 5/Mar/16
Rampage, Reg E. Cathey looked at least an inch taller than his weak 6 ft-ish co-stars Ernie Hudson and Terry Kinney on Oz. I was surprised to discover that he is listed at only 5'11"5 at IMDb as I thought he looked noticeably taller when he appeared on Oz, looking closer to 6'1" range. Of course, he might've dropped an inch or two with age...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/16
Rob, he looks taller than Michel Gill
said on 25/Feb/16
Rob, do you have any idea how tall Reg E. Cathey is?
Editor Rob: could be near 6ft, or even 15-20 years ago around it
Paleman said on 19/Feb/16
Doesn't look 5'10". I've always thought of Spacey as a strong 5'9", something like 176-177 cm - looks the exact same height as Bob Odenkirk. I think 5'9" flat is too low, but the current listing is a good shout.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/16
5ft10 range 15-20 years is arguable...
S.J.H said on 11/Feb/16
No way he is near 5'10. He look at least 5.5" shorter than 6'2.5 brandon routh. Flat 5'9 or max 5'9.25
jtm said on 8/Dec/15
5'10 is believable if robin wright is 5'5.5 but she isn't.
MaskDeMasque said on 6/Dec/15
I've always thought he looked 5'9.5 tbh.
said on 23/Nov/15
Admin," A well known New York autograph dealer once said Spacey told him he was "Five Foot Ten.""
So, you are taking into account Glenn's claim?
Editor Rob: it's just a quote.
zyzzbraah said on 23/Nov/15
man he looks short af in house of cards
is 5'8 absurd for him?
BT said on 31/Aug/15
I'm not sure he's lost more than 0.5in, and he has looked alarmingly near 5'9 for a number of years now, even appearing a little under that with a loose stance at times. 5'9.5 peak and 5'9 today is my guess, optionally 5'9.75 peak and 5'9.25 today.
said on 4/Jul/15
looks more 5'9 than 5'9.75
he is significantly shorter than 5'10 or almost guys like charlie cox and paul wesley
And personally I think Cox is between 5'9.25-5'9.75, making Spacey goes to 5'8.5
But suposing Cox and wesley as 5'10, Spacey should be downgraded to 5'9. At least nowadays
said on 30/Jun/15
Rob is 178cm peak possible and maybe 176-177cm today?
[Editor Rob: don't think he's lost more than maybe a small fraction, I don't think he really looked 5ft 10 range 20 years back.]
Anton said on 30/Jun/15
He's a short dude, probably around 5'9 or weak 5'10.
Rick said on 30/May/15
Spacey looks quite average on House of Cards, probably 5'9.
Andrea said on 22/Apr/15
Well, with Michael Rosenbaum, it was in 2006... And he could look a good couple inches shorter than him in some pictures! I doubt he'd lost more than a small fraction by 47... Maybe a fraction over 5'9 at "peak" and now not over 5'9...
said on 21/Apr/15
Arch, you can also see him with guys that Rob has met like Michael Rosenbaum and Brandon Routh... He can really look not (much) over 5'9 with them! Rob, what about 5'9.25? Around 5'10 in shoes...
[Editor Rob: he could have lost a fraction by now and be nearer 5ft 9]
said on 20/Apr/15
How long do you think Sting's face is? He's long had a very high forehead but with a beard it accentuates it. He looks like one of thosechess grandmasters now with the great heads like a Bobby Fischer!
[Editor Rob: it could be 9.7-9 range but the beard has an extra inch to his chin.]
said on 20/Apr/15
Rob, perhaps it's time for a downgrade now to 5'9. Check out Click Here
with Sting! And we've seen Sting look 5'10 range of late too! He makes Sting look a full 6 ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/15
He's a lot shorter than I expected. His charisma adds to the illusion of more height
lenad 5 ft 9.75in said on 6/Apr/15
Looks distinctly medium height in everything ive seen him in
S.J.H said on 2/Mar/15
Jason bateman only look a solid 2cm top on Kevin Spacey. Bateman is 5'11 and Kevin Spacey should be what he claim 5'10
said on 27/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: Think a cm loss is quite likely given his age and poor posture over the years? He can look more 174 cm range with sloppy posture but measured height would probably be nearer 176 cm today, looked a decent 177 cm in his prime.
[Editor Rob: 1cm by now could be possible for him.]
kap said on 22/Jan/15
@ Realist, I agree, was here to comment on that myself. Shahid is no more than 5'7.5 or 5'7.75 .. Spacey looked 1.5 inches taller than Shahid and Farhan at those awards. Plus, if you looked closely, Shahid had better footwear, bigger heel. Shahid has even claimed 5'10, ridiculous.
@ MD Seems like Dev might be 5 inches taller than Spacey if he stood up straight since Dev is leaning, loose posture.
said on 1/Jan/15
@Mike: Looks about 4 cm shorter than Kimmel here: Click Here
Mike said on 21/Dec/14
Actually i take back what i said about him looking 174. He looked close in height with Jimmy Kimmel.
Jimmy Kimmel: 5ft 11-11.25in
Kevin Spacey: 5ft 10in
Silent D said on 1/Nov/14
176cm and one of the greatest actors.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and some more films like Se7en, Glengarry Glen Ross, Pay it Forward, Superman Returns, and Casino Jack? And also add He is also known for the voice of the robot GERTY in the film Moon and for his role as Frank Underwood in the TV series House of Cards.
D said on 7/Sep/14
On HoC he looks more 173-174cm. Sometimes like 175 tops
JB said on 1/Sep/14
5'9" makes more sense. On House of Cards most people are taller than him yet he still maintains an average look.
Adamz said on 12/Jul/14
175 or 176cm tops.
said on 25/Jun/14
Rob, do you really think he's 177? he looks more 174-175 .
[Editor Rob: he can look around 5ft 9 at times]
said on 5/Jun/14
Looks like 174 next to 179-180 Bateman. Click Here
cole said on 4/Jun/14
He's not this close to 5'10 unless he slouches badly. He definitely looks more 5'9 flat most of the time.
bodwaya said on 3/Jun/14
he was 1 inch shorter then copper in american beauty so 5 foot 9 bang on
Realist said on 22/May/14
Rob, he went to the IIFA(indian awards) this year. He is dancing with an actor Shahid Kapur. Both have similar shoes. That guy is max 5'8 and Kevin looked about 0.5-1 inch taller. So probably Kevin is around 5'9. My guess is 171 for shahid and 174 for spacey.
Greg said on 3/May/14
Last night on Fallon, he honestly looked maybe an inch or two shorter than Fallon. I would have said 5'10 at least, maybe 5'10.5".
said on 25/Apr/14
I got this picture form Kevins official site: Click Here
Here he's with
Tobey Maguire( 171/172 cm)
Rob Lowe( He claims to be 179cm but come on.. He's nowhere near 179 range.. Seeing as how he's head to head with Tobey)
And lastly Kevin, I'd say he's somewhere from 171cm to 173cm tops, no way this guy is even close to 177cm range, hell I wouldn't say he's close to 175cm range either.. Just seeing him with Tobey, yeah..
What do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: well on his page here he is listed 5ft 10, but his actual claim is 5ft 11.75! That might be a pavement, it could be sloping a little, I don't know.]
Han said on 10/Apr/14
Rob, it looks like you wrote the title of the movie 'The Usual Suspects' as The Unusual Suspects here.
Anyways, he looks around 5ft 9 to me
cole said on 7/Apr/14
@MD: He's lucky to hit 5'9 with Patel, yeah. He has appeared anywhere in the 5'8.5 - 5'9 range to me for a number of years now. Maybe he was 5'9.5 or so at his peak, but he's definitely not that tall now.
anon said on 15/Feb/14
5'7 no way near 5'9
said on 2/Jan/14
Someone have mentioned he looked close in height with Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses - he did look around 1.5in shorter imo - and there is one scene where he stands in front of 6ft John Francis Daley and looked around 3in shorter. He has appeared around 5'9 flat before, so I'll go with a doubtful 5'9.5 as his maxiumum, as he tends to hold a poor posture. He's most likely in the 175-176 cm zone. 5'9.75 is a stretch.
With Daley: Click Here
PeyoteTimes said on 9/Dec/13
C'mon guys...If you look at all the legit evidence (ie no guessing on footware) over the years, you give him max 5.9 1/4 evening height...I won't buy that it's more than 5.9 1/2 or less than 5.8 1/2. My guess is barely 5.9
said on 21/Nov/13
With 6'1.75" Dev Patel:
Kevin is not almost 5'10". He's lucky if he's a full 5'9". He's almost 5'9".
averagegiant said on 18/Nov/13
in house of cards he's nearly shorter than everyone, most tower. 177 seems far fetched. I'd venture to say he's not hitting 5'9 and he never has.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/13
About the same height as gabriel byrne in the usual suspects and a little shorter than steven baldwin. Benicio del toro was about 12m taller than him. I always thought he was 5 foot 8 but 176cm seems better.
Lore said on 13/Oct/13
In See no evil ear no evil he is as tall as Billy Wilder wich is shown 1.70 in front of the police line for photos. So he is 1.70 or around
MAria said on 27/Aug/13
Sometimes , i think he is 173 cm ( Wiseguy)
Sometimes he is Taller: American Beauty 178 cm, And More or More Tall Horribles bosses 182 cm, i see it Like this
Shib said on 19/Jul/13
I worked as an extra on "House of Cards". I'm a little over 5'10" and he's at least as tall as me. I'd say 5'10.5" or 5'11'. He's taller than he looks on screen.
said on 10/Jul/13
Jason Bateman is no more than 180 cm, Spacey can't be much more than 174 cm.
Zach24 said on 14/Jun/13
In the usual suspects, there's a lineup that makes him look 6'.
oreo said on 26/Feb/13
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Feb/13
5'9 i think, 5'9.5 at most.
said on 18/Sep/12
Looking 3 inches taller than Pacino here.
BigT said on 5/Aug/12
Bateman is 5'9.75
Spacey is 5'9
Tyler said on 25/Jul/12
Unless he wore .75" lifts in Horrible Bosses, I wouldn't say anything less than 5'10.5".
Jack said on 15/Jun/12
He looked surprisingly short next to 180 cm Wes Bentley in American Beauty. maybe 175 cm.
John D said on 10/Feb/12
Looks shorter than he actually is for some strange reason. Maybe because he carries most of his weight in his stomach area?
steven said on 14/Jan/12
by honesty he look 5'8 rob range.
RD said on 25/Dec/11
In The Negotiator, he looks well under 5'9", maybe 5'7"-5'8" especially compared to the other actors like 6'2.5" Samuel L. Jackson.
Silent d said on 19/Nov/11
I use to think he was 5 foot 8 but after watching some movies and next to bateman he looks 5 foot 10. 177cm is about right.
LAN Jiao said on 30/Oct/11
he look as tall as 5'11 jason bateman in horrible bosses.
LAN Jiao said on 28/Sep/11
i believe he is 5ft9.5 rob given. look at him in LA Confidential does't look over 177cm next to solid 5ft10 guy pearce.
Josh B said on 2/Sep/11
imdb.to/qenA4T with 5'9 Jon.
Voiceless dental fricative
said on 9/Aug/11
Next to Nick Moran
Tough shot. He does look around the same height. What footwear has Moran got on?
Joe Bloggs said on 9/Jul/11
Definitely shorter than Russell Crowe, who is about 5ft10-11ish.
Red said on 26/May/11
Looks no more than 4 inches shorter than 6'3" Brandon Routh in Superman Returns....
Dave said on 4/Apr/11
In 21 he looks exactly 177-178 cm
John Lee, Sr. said on 12/Mar/11
Spacey is 5'8" max, because Prince Charles is 5'9 1/2" tall.
Will said on 4/Mar/11
Kevin Spacey is 5'9 1/2" tall. Possibly a weak 5'10".
shell said on 27/Feb/11
5'8 maybe 1 half more, that's it
said on 20/Jan/11
i think hes 5'8 and a half...maybe 5'9" and that be the max...hes over 3 inches shorter than 6'0" nicolas cage Click Here
looks around 5'8" next to 5'10.5" russell crowe Click Here
not much taller than 5'7.5-5'8" sean penn Click Here
paul86 said on 17/Jan/11
He used to get listed at 5'11 but 5'10 seems right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Dec/10
Looked similiar to Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe in L.A Confidential
said on 9/Oct/07
I am sure he is 5'9 flat, look at his shoulder compared to Cloony's. And yet Clooney is ducking his head forward yet again.
Franco said on 6/Sep/07
yep he would never look that tall unless you see him in real life like i did.
it is possible he had lifts that day.
regardless he is 176-177cm for him is accurate.
Valeri said on 4/Sep/07
I would never buy 181-182 for spacey unless I saw it with my own eye.Never have I seen him at that height.doesn't look it to me. 179cm is maybe possible.
Franco said on 29/Aug/07
"glenn says on 22/Aug/07
he can look near 5-11."
thanks glenn, that's what i was saying. ;)
infact before 2004 he did look above 5-11 slightly around 181-182cm which is i think 5-11.5 or 5-11.75 (in shoes), after that he started looking a proper 179-180cm in shoes so that means he lost some height.
Bad Radio said on 24/Aug/07
he looks 5'9 n that pic...but it is taken at a funny angle.
glenn said on 23/Aug/07
your not kidding d-ray.i saw him a couple months before this look 5-11.this night 5-10.5.maybe he really is 5-11.his posture is bizzare.
D. Ray Morton said on 22/Aug/07
"he can look near 5-11."
I'll second that.
glenn said on 22/Aug/07
he can look near 5-11.
Franco said on 22/Aug/07
Peetie says on 22/Aug/07
Hmmm... 176 cm. tall.
Glenn I'm so curious how tall exactly of Kevin Spacey.-
don't think he knows EXACTLY his height, but i think he know what he saw back there, remember Kevin had shoes, im curious though if they were suspect shoes ..hmm
actually giving him 176cm height currently is pretty accurate imo, he doesnt really strike me as a TALL guy, he is average. however no doubts he was 177cm or maybe even 178cm BEFORE 2004, because in 2004 i swear he looked 180cm with shoes (that had 3cm heels) and god knows what they had inside if anything.
before 2004 he mightve been 177 or 178cm no doubt mostly during the 90's and 2000/2001 possibly.
so yeah 176cm makes sense.
Peetie said on 22/Aug/07
Hmmm... 176 cm. tall.
Glenn I'm so curious how tall exactly of Kevin Spacey.
Franco said on 22/Aug/07
Kevin Spacey was in Italy in 2004 for a short vacation and i saw him and back then he looked 180cm flat so i think the 177cm listing for Kevin is accurate although i have this feeling he lost 1cm and he is 176cm today. lifts not out of the question thats why sometimes he appear taller in ceremonies and sometimes he appears shorter.
im gonna say Kevin Spacey is 176-177cm but not more.
saga said on 21/Aug/07
In the pic he looks about 5'9.5-5'10. Seems like Rob has been really accurate here.
glenn said on 20/Aug/07
the final night of his last play.i usually dont do crowded situations like that.i think was walking by.
D. Ray Morton said on 20/Aug/07
Great story, Glenn. I can totally picture him saying that. Was this taken during his run with A Moon For The Misbegotten?
Melv said on 20/Aug/07
Spacey is standing 1 foot further from the camera so he looks shorter. He's close to Rob's listing. See the line up in The Usual Suspects.
glenn said on 20/Aug/07
plenty i havnt met yoooo.i never saw cameron diaz in my life.yet she is always around.shes around now.i went to an event she was at months ago and had to leave.didnt see her yet again.
glenn said on 19/Aug/07
i agree with d-ray,he did look taller than usual lately.5-10.5.at least.i have another where he is slouching alot with me,1999.actually,on the street he isnt too cool,one on one.not easy to obtain a posed photo.he usually declines.notice the taller security behind us for scale.he was joking with me here.he took a photo with me in a crowd of 200 people,but turned his head fast.i complained,and he then said "im gonna stand here 5 minutes until you get your photo".all 200 people heard and laughed.nice in a crowd.i hung out with him alot back in 1999.doesnt remember me,nor am i interested.
Yoooooo said on 19/Aug/07
Damnnn... are there any celebs you haven't yet met, Glenn?
ras said on 19/Aug/07
It's incredible the height range this guy's been listed at. From 5 ft 4 to 6 ft. I agree he's 5 ft 9 and 3/4.
Anthony said on 19/Aug/07
I always thoguht Spacey was a smallish guy, like 5'6 or 5'7. But with Glenn he does look at least 5'9 and probably is 5'10 stretched out to his max. Come to think of it I do remember thinking that he looked close to 6' in "Superman Returns".
18,181 said on 19/Aug/07
kevin looks like a very good man,it shines through.
18,181 said on 19/Aug/07
he looks what Glenn wrote down. 5'9 3/4 no mroe no less, thats basically 5'10
Brah said on 19/Aug/07
Don't let the angle fool you. Look at at how high Spacey's shoulders are compared to Glenn's. He is 5'10".
solidsnake said on 19/Aug/07
From the picture he's 5'9 at most. Don't overlook that Glenn's closer to the camera. But I always thought he was 5'11!!!
D. Ray Morton said on 19/Aug/07
Given the weird angle of the photo, Spacey's posture, and where he is in the frame relative to Glenn, I still say 5'10". He looks potentially 2" taller than Glenn here.
When I met him, he looked huge. Could've been some shoe help there, but I'd still bet on 5'10".
What do you say, Glenn?
Maya said on 19/Aug/07
Great pic, Glenn! And I agree with your estimation, 5'10"-ish sounds correct for Spacey, as you are a bit closer to the camera.
Anonymous said on 19/Aug/07
He looks the same height as Glenn, 5'8/5.8.5 barefoot max. no way 5'10!
Lynn said on 19/Aug/07
this man is your height at max.
said on 13/Jul/07
I think he's 5'10". Maybe 5'10.5". Either that or Minnie Driver is 5'9": Click Here
. Probably she's 5'9.5". I think she's more likely to be 5'9.5" than Spacey, that's for sure!
glenn said on 19/Apr/07
yeah,i dont know where these shorter than 5-10 claims come from.
D. Ray Morton said on 19/Apr/07
He looked 5'11"+ when I met him this evening. (Lifts, probably.) I'd guess he's no shorter than 5'10".
The best lord said on 3/Feb/07
I see him in the street regularly, 5'10 is about right.
Glenn said on 28/Jan/07
I agree Sam.
sam said on 27/Jan/07
I think his posture is the problem. He's never not slouching, I think he's a good five ten, that's fair.
said on 30/Dec/06
Wait a second. On the cover of The Usual Suspects, Spacey's in a line up along with others. His height being at the 5'8-5'9 mark (and this included shoes).
I'd say 5'7.5-5'8.5
Glenn said on 20/Nov/06
Ive read 5-11 for Garcia.now I dont think he is 5-11,but not 5-7 either.never met him.my guess is Spacey is 5-10,and Garcia is 5-9.
Gotxo said on 2/Oct/06
Someone has posted photos of him and Brandon Routh promoting "Superman Returns" in Paris.
Or either Brandon is slightly over 6'3" or Sapcey plain 5'9" as the former looks 6" taller. And there's no super-boots just casual street wear.
What do you say to that rob?
Kal-El said on 10/Aug/06
i gots to disagree with franc2 coz in returns he only looked sum inches shorter den the last son given both of dem were wearing heels i reckon spacey is 5'11
Sam said on 4/Aug/06
Danny devito was in The Big Kahuna with Spacey and looked about a foot shorter. If devito is 5 ft wouldn't spacey be 6ft?
Glenn said on 15/Jul/06
Thats the only time I agree with you Mcfan.
Mario said on 15/Jul/06
"Frank2: A known lift wearer."
He doesn't have problems in sharing scenes with tall leading lady's and he's always sloughing. To be honest he doesn't give the impression that he wants to look tall unlike guy's like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise.
mcfan said on 14/Jul/06
This guy has terrible posture. To me he looks 5'10.
Frank2 said on 28/Jun/06
Spacey is no more than 5'9". He could even be 5'8". A known lift wearer.
Jack said on 25/Jun/06
Described as 5'4? All I can say is wow. Rob, could you give me a link to a page that says that?
Marcus said on 5/Jun/06
"If you take a closer look at his shoes you see that they look a lot like cowboy boots...this might be the explanation why he looks so tall on that picture"!
Viper652 said on 29/May/06
I reckon Spacey is no shorter then 5-9 1/2. Looks 5-10 most of the time.
Glenn said on 29/May/06
JC seemed more normal.
RobertJ said on 29/May/06
Yep, looks like it was just the angle.
J. said on 27/May/06
Oh yeah, Glenn, I heard all about Lance Bass ....and JC Chavez. Although they weren't 'together'. lol.
Glenn said on 26/May/06
All 3 5-9 and lying on the height.true that.though spacey can look it.
Glenn said on 26/May/06
Another exclusive that night in 1999,was Omar Epps and Lance Bass all telling me 5-10.all 3 hang out buddies of mine.2 out of the 3,queerer than a 3 dollar bill.true story.
Glenn said on 26/May/06
Plain 5-10.of course he could be lying.
Glenn said on 26/May/06
He told me 5-10.and Im glad Im not the only one that senses bonesmuggling on him.
[Editor Rob: so this is an 'exclusive glenn obtained' 5ft 10, I shall then add this to top of page. BTW, did he use any of the following words preceding it: almost, nearly, about, roughly ;=)]
Glenn said on 26/May/06
Which 3? true on what you say,though there is qualities I can do without.
J. said on 25/May/06
Glenn, you called him bonesmuggling! LOL! I always did get that impression from him.
dmeyer said on 25/May/06
since he dosnt have good posture 5'10 is possible thank rob
dmeyer said on 24/May/06
hey rob were do you get him that tall 5'9 to 5'10 yeah but not over or clooney is near 6'1"
Glenn said on 30/Apr/06
Elio said on 30/Apr/06
Spacey seemed roughly about the same height as Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in 'See No Evil, hear no evil' (before Spacey was 'famous'). He's no less than 5'9" and no more than 5'11". I think 5'10" (at least in his peak) is a good guess. Whether or not he's aided by magic shoes is another matter.
Perhaps he played Bobby Darin out of 'shoe empathy'.
Glenn said on 30/Apr/06
then he is 5-9 Frank.you need to relax.your not always right Frank.neither am I.you shave an inch or 2 off everyone and some of those photos,though great and helpful,dont proove anything, sometimes.Spacey isnt 5-7 or 5-8.Ive seen him look 5-10 all the time actually.so he has a bit of a lift going.happy now.read what Rob says on Spacey,and on all of these listings.most of the times you shave inches off.is Rob right all the time? no.he can be wrong too.but we 3,Frank,Glenn,and Rob are equally right and wrong, all the time.no one is perfect.but we are damn good.I notice you have a habit of knocking my guesstimates,especially lately.otherwise,Id stay quite.only a couple have noticed your urgency to be right all the time.but they have spoken.now so have I.
Frank2 said on 29/Apr/06
If Spacey is 5'10" then I'm 6'1"!
Glenn said on 29/Apr/06
Your not looking at that carefully.he is slouched and not with back up against chart.he is around 5-10.maybe a hair under.one of the few celebs I partied with many times.and and he's bonesmuggling.
John said on 28/Apr/06
Can't be 5'10.5, no way. Look at the "Usual Suspects" cover, where they show all the actors against the height chart background. 5'7, tops.
Jane said on 12/Mar/06
I met him in September 2005 and no way is he 5' 10'' he does slouch but still not that height.
Parky said on 5/Mar/06
On Parksinson last night he looked maybe just over an inch shorter than 183cm Tony Blair when the two shook hands. So 179cm is about right.
kevin(not spacey) said on 3/Mar/06
well u reckon ed wrong rob, check "see no evil hear no evil" hes shorter than both pryon and wilder, and they were both a lot older and one of them had MS!
mcfan said on 8/Jan/06
I'm in total agreement that Spacey is around 5'10.5. He slouches a lot but he does appear taller than you might think. I think people get "Usual Suspects" wrong when they see the lineup of the group of characters. He's slouching, but I don't see any difference with him and Gabriel Byrne when he stands straight.
stAs said on 19/Dec/05
i think he's maximum 178cm, i don't see any reason of making him taller
JB said on 13/Dec/05
I met Kevin some years back in NYC Tribecca - I'm only 5'9" and this guy looked shorter by about 2".
Viper652 said on 29/Nov/05
This guy is a real mystery. A lot of the time I think he is a 6 footer. Then some sightings list him as short as 5-7, which is odd. Id say he is at least 5-10 judging by some pics.
me said on 4/Nov/05
I saw Spacey barefeet (he came out of a shower, the circumstances are a long story but no, I'm not kidding) and although I find it hard to judge his exact height, he definitely is taller than I am and I'm 5ft 7.
J. said on 24/Sep/05
In American Beauty, he's clearly 2 inches shorter than 5'11" Wes Bentley and Scott Bakula who gets listed as 6'0" was a few inches taller than him also so for him to be 5'10.5" is impossible unless Bentley and Bakula are taller than what they are listed.
[Editor Rob: Bakula is a legit 183cm...]
CelebHeights Editor said on 26/Aug/05
From movies newsgroup: " met Spacey on the set of The Shipping News, and he was a bit shorter than me, and I'm 5'10"
Gotxo said on 20/Jul/05
Lol, Rob you're devilish!! In that pic we can't see no ones feet. In the link i posted the last one of the set (#2 link) we can see The King, Clinton and the Prince's full body. Both the spaniards were measured on military service + it matches with Mr. R. Description of Clinton's height.
[Editor Rob: ;) There's about 50 photos from that event...speilberg ain't in lifts though. I do think Clinton is 186-7cm currently still. The rigours of life maybe taking their toll on his posture?]
said on 20/Jul/05
Yeah Clinton's huge, he towered over 184 cm Zapatero president of Spain and he was also taller than 186cm King.
You have photos of Zapatero in the 1/2 link here:
Also you can click on the #2 and compare clinton next to the King and the 197cm prince. I dare to say he's at least 6'2".
[Editor Rob: yes for sure Clinton was a 6ft 2 president...as I say his height jumped to official '6ft 2.5' when in office. Of course nowadays, here he is beside Cruise and Spielberg...I do think he's maybe lost a cm]
Mr. R said on 19/Jul/05
I met Clinton twice, and he is between 6-2 and 6-3. I have seen Spacey twice and he seems between 5-9 and 5-10.
McFan said on 8/Jul/05
Photographs can totally be deceptive especially when it comes to a person's height. You ever notice how you can stand straight next to someone and appear the same height then have another photograph taken and appear two inches shorter or taller than this same person? It's all due to the angles and who is closer to the camera...and of course heels. Kevin Spacey is one actor I have no idea how tall he is? He always looks to have very bad posture. I would say 5'9, but maybe if he stood up straight he would be taller. He probably is 5'10.
RR said on 27/Jun/05
I met him at a premiere for American Beauty and he was no taller than 5'7". I'm 5'6" and he was very close to my height.
Mr. R said on 13/Apr/05
Okay, just to be ornery, I'll go in the opposite direction. I met Kevin in New York when he was doing Iceman Cometh on Broadway. I walked past the theater as he came out. He was slouching and tired, but he signed autographs anyway. From where I was standing he seemed to be about 5-10 to me. Of course, I have no idea if he had lifts. Next time I see him I'll ask him.
Lmeister said on 13/Apr/05
J. I have to agree with you. I really do believe that Kevin Spacey is the "überliftmeister". Here he is standing next to Michael 5'9''Stipe. I think Kevin is around 5'8'' without lifts.
J. said on 12/Apr/05
I must say that I think he's a great actor but I've noticed that he's not really the tallest guy. Yet in true Hollywood tradition, Spacey's height seems to flucates from picture to picture! Sometime he truly does look 5'10", then he'll look to be struggling with 5'9", then he's look like a strong 6 footer! Yet, this intresting little tidbit says something a little different:
"By the way, I am 5 foot 7 and I was wearing 2 inch heels and KS appeared to be my height with heels, give or take an inch at most... "
I wonder if Kevin and the other top male Hollywood stars stand around and argue over who has the biggest lifts when at the all fancy galas!
Zach said on 12/Apr/05
I mentioned this before but it seems to have dissappeared from here somehow...Spacey was on the Parkinson show (Parkinson being 5'10 apparently) a few weeks ago and he was good 3-4 inches shorter than Parky.
[Editor Rob: I did see the show...to me, Spacey really wasn't much taller than Parky and I was surprised he was such a good singer!]
snakeman said on 11/Apr/05
He walked passed me when I worked downtown Manhattan in Tribeca. I'm 5'9", my business shoes had at most 1/2" heels - he seemed a couple of inches shorter than me (in flat shoes). Figure he's about 5'6", 5'7" at most.
Mr. X said on 31/Mar/05
I still find hard to believe he's the 5 ft 10 or 11 in he's reported to be. Take a look at his films. In L.A. Confidential you could easily see he's shorter than his 5'11" costars Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. In The Life of David Gale 5'6.5" Kate Winslet stands about as tall as he does in the prison scene. Noted Winslet's shoes were obviously thicker than Spacey's tennis shoes, but she wasn't wearing high heels. And in The Shipping News he is no way 5 to 6 inches taller than Julianne Moore. 5 ft 9 in seems more fitting.