How tall is L L Cool J

L L Cool J's Height

6ft 1.5in (187 cm)

American rapper and Actor best known for roles in films like SWAT, Any Given Sunday, Deep Blue Sea and on tv as Sam in NCIS: Los Angeles. On twitter he mentioned his height, claiming: "I'm 6" 3".

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/16
He could be 186cm at his lowest.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 17/Jun/16
He has funny posture in a lot of pics, but when standing straight, he looks between 6'1 and 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
Out of bed: 188-189cm
Before bed: 186-187cm
moe said on 25/Jan/16
@John: O'Donnell was startlingly short. I thought he was 5'10 until I saw him. Maybe 5'7
Editor Rob: I'd be stunned if Chris really was under 5ft 8
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@John: to be fair, I have to agree with Moe about LL. He never looks over 5'11 maybe 6' flat. In his tv series he had plenty of athletes there who towered over him. I remember Lennox Lewis and he were in the ring and Lewis had 4 good inches on him minimum. Maybe 5. LL wears boots a lot and barely looks taller than others in that show as well including Kim Wayans who 5'11-6' looked as tall if he weren't in boots.
John said on 20/Jan/16
@moe
5'6" for O'Donnell is a joke if you ask me. He is only a few inches smaller than Cool J.
moe said on 19/Jan/16
I saw LL Cool J at LA Union Station shooting NCIS back in 2010. He wore HUGE lifts. His boots had enormous heels on them. In those lifts he was about 6'1 or so. Chris O'Donnell was there and he was maybe 5'6 or 5'7.
Dejavu said on 16/Jan/16
Looked to have close to 3 inches on Jimmy Fallon.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 24/Dec/15
His posture isn't the greatest, but I really struggle to see him above 6'1".
anonymous said on 27/Oct/15
Click Here seems close to 6' here with jimmy kimmell
grizz said on 6/Apr/15
LMAO, Andyman, The Rock is nowhere near the 6'5 mark.
Andyman said on 3/Apr/15
Just saw him next to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson(who is 6'5") and LL was maybe 2 inches shorter. So, 6'3" looks good to me
james said on 21/Mar/15
6'0.5 is more accurate
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
Even slouching he's still comfortably taller than Paltrow.
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/15
I met the Guy the smallest he could be is 186cm
grizz said on 15/Feb/15
az, more like 6ft1 -but it doesn't give us the full picture because they're so far from each other. He really is 6ft1.5. Maybe 6ft1.25, but nothing below that mark!
az said on 12/Feb/15
beside 6'2" Andrea Bocelli I think LL is 6 foot even. Not 6'2" at all. But HOTT

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Kane said on 9/Feb/15
Here's LL with 5'9" Paltrow at Grammy 2015. She's in at least 3" heels.

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matt said on 2/Dec/14
He was the same height as Jonathan Ross. So around the 6'1 mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
A solid 6ft1. Looks shorter because he's so goddamned jacked!
Baskao said on 18/Nov/14
5-10. Camera magic. Slight build.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 12/Oct/14
Not under 6ft 1.25in. He edges out the tall Eric Christian Olsen.
Joe said on 17/Aug/14
He looks 6'1 max with 5'9 listed Chris O'Donnell :

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sb said on 7/Aug/14
You can't see footwear, and LL Cool J is wearing a hat, but he's definitely holding his own here against legit 6ft7(!) MMA Heavyweight Travis Browne

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sb said on 7/Aug/14
You can't see footwear, and LL Cool J is wearing a hat, but he's definitely holding his own here against legit 6ft7(!) MMA Heavyweight Travis Browne
Joe said on 1/Jul/14
I think he's a 6'1 guy, here he is with puffy:

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Joe said on 13/Jun/14
He seems to be 6'2 to 6'3 due to his meaty heels, he is no more than 6'1.
Ilyathe2nd said on 8/Jun/14
This article/interview says 6'1'', and it's hard to see why he would downgrade himself: Click Here
moe said on 11/May/14
I saw him filming in LA Union Station a few years ago, with Chris O'Donnell. First of all, Chris is SHORT! He's 5'7 or so, and when I saw him he was really skinny. LL was greeting passerbys, and looked fairly tall until I saw he had GIGANTIC heels on his shoes. These were thick, crush your toes if I accidentally step on them, three inch heels. If I had a camera phone with me, I would have taken a picture. Of all the celebrities I've seen, I never saw someone so blatantly wear hight enducing heels. With the heels he was maybe 6'1. He's probably 5'11 or so without them.
Graham said on 19/Apr/14
I'm exactly 189cm and I was walking past the dude and had a quick chat because I recognised him, he was maybe 2/3 cm taller than me with nike AirMax on, I had flat shoes on, so I peg him at probably 189/190 barefoot.
Dmeyer said on 7/Apr/14
I talked to him and had photo with him , he was Max 5cm taller than me we had about same shoes , in the pic h looked just 1cm taller than me but his posture isnt great , over 6 ft 1.5 is unlikely
KROC said on 7/Apr/14
LL Cool J 6'1-6'2? This has got to be a joke. He's 5'11.5 people. From what I hear, they do everything in the book to make him appear taller in these movies and tv shows. Apparently its working.
Raymond said on 6/Apr/14
Saw him the other day, I'm 6"1.5 and he's a big dude. Must be 6"2.5/6"3, wearing flat shoes aswell. As for his weight, I'm think 210-225 pounds, big dude.
James B said on 25/Mar/14
Looks 6'2
slick said on 30/Jan/14
I met him at Extra tv show I'm 6 foot looken up at him he towered over everybody there he is defn between 6' 3" & 6' 5" but what made him look more bigger was he was swole like a bodybuilder
toddos said on 23/Jan/14
An Ebony article from 2003 says 5'11"
During his recent visit to Atlanta, the physical infatuation that women--young and old, Black and White, mamas and daughters--have for him was on full display as sightings of the 5-foot-11 Queens, N.Y., native prompted women to fall all over themselves in an effort to get his attention. "LL, I love you," one lady screamed out from a passing car. "LL, you're so fine," another yelled. "Can I have a hug?" another lady said as she stopped her car in the middle of the street. "Look at those big, juicy lips. Lord, help me."
toddos said on 23/Jan/14
He is 5'11" according to an Ebony magazine article from 2003 he was 34 at the time Click Here
During his recent visit to Atlanta, the physical infatuation that women--young and old, Black and White, mamas and daughters--have for him was on full display as sightings of the 5-foot-11 Queens, N.Y., native prompted women to fall all over themselves in an effort to get his attention. "LL, I love you," one lady screamed out from a passing car. "LL, you're so fine," another yelled. "Can I have a hug?" another lady said as she stopped her car in the middle of the street. "Look at those big, juicy lips. Lord, help me."

A similar scene played out recently at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where female students, usually known for their unshakeable sophistication and composure, hid in bushes and poached in trees, waiting for their chance to pounce on the entertainer. Security guards had to step in and restore order to a chaotic scene the likes of which he says he hasn't seen since the early days of his career. "People have been so supportive. If I had the answer to my success, I would bottle it and sell it. I would be running around to record labels saying, `I got some longevity here. Who wants a hit?'" he says. "I'm just thankful. It's amazing. It's a blessing. It appears that, in terms of intensity, there is rejuvenation in my career. I'm very appreciative that people enjoy what I'm doing, that they like what I'm doing. All I can do is just give them the best that I can give them."

For the man who seems to have it all, that, perhaps, is his greatest
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/14
I meant to say measured near 189cm in the morning
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
"LL Cool J height: 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"

Might've measured near 189cm and slyly rounded that off to 6ft3. People's knowledge of the metric system is fairly poor. I heard a female colleague of mine once gossiping about how her boyfriend had just had his physical how he was measured 182cm tall and her friend asked how tall that was in feet and she replied "6ft2...yeah I know he's really tall"
Lenad is sexy said on 4/Jan/14
6'1-6'1 1/2 that's likely his range
Lenad is sexy said on 4/Jan/14
186cm
dmeyer said on 1/Jan/14
I had a thick shoe when i met him That gave 3.3cm So was 184.6cm Just about 6'0.75 in He looked no less than 1.5in taller and no more than 2in his shoes were brand new Nike air force So no less than 2.9-3cm , 184.5 me plus 4-5cm 188.5-189.5 cm about 6'2.25-6'2.75 shoes on minus 3cm 6'1-1.5in but i think ll isnt 188 or 185cm but 186-187cm not outside 6'1.5 Is perfect , This height Is either afternoon or evening wakes at 6'2-2.25
Lenad is sexy said on 31/Dec/13
looks a solid 4 inches taller than chris O'Donnell. So just over 6'1 but not quite 6'2 seems on the cards for ll cool j
Lenad is sexy said on 31/Dec/13
186-187cm
Mathew said on 26/Dec/13
No way he's near 6'3". I wouldn't be surprised if he was under 6'1", but I'd list him at 6'1" to be nice.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/13
187-188cm is fair. In S.W.A T he was 4in taller than Colin Farrell (not quite 5ft10) and similiar to Samuel L. Jackson (6ft2 flat in 2003), maybe a centimetre shorter at worst.
G Money said on 12/Nov/13
I can tell you for sure that he's 6'3". I'm 6'0", and took a photo with him this summer. I was so surprised how tall he was when I met him, it was the first thing I said to him. Don't believe the comments on this site about him being 6'0". That's a bunch bull!
dmeyer said on 3/Nov/13
I was near 6'0.75 shoes on He looked no more than 6'2.75 shoes on He had air force than give 1.2in rob has him right 186cm Is closer than 188cm
Avery said on 2/Nov/13
I'm six foot even. LL slouches allot.
He is 6 "3"
Balrog said on 12/Oct/13
Him at 5'11" would put O'Donnell at 5'6", Farrell at 5'7" and Samuel L Jackson at 5'11" aswell.

Really, no chance.
Viper said on 11/Oct/13
Hes not even 6'0. Hes 5'11.

And yeah he has aged very well.
TeeTee said on 9/Oct/13
I don't care if he is 6' or 6'3". He's gorgeous. Besides a couple of inches only matters one way!!!!!
Mathew said on 10/Sep/13
I seem to remember him looking about 3" taller than G when the picture was on here back in the day. LL was probably slouching, but still. I really doubt the 6'1.5".
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/13
I also met him there and he was noticably taller than me in 3.3cm shoes he was near 189cm shoes on ( 3cm air force ) the Guy is aleast 6'1 1/8 -6'1.25
Chameleon said on 8/Sep/13
@NickyV: +1 for you cheers mate, he even himself claimed no more than 6' and I guess thats only with shoes on..
BoredDwayne said on 28/Aug/13
James is 6'3. Funny comments on this site.
kalil said on 17/Aug/13
The giveaway with L.L. is that he is always appearing shirtless. Simply look at his upper torso. Even with long legs, that is not the torso of a 6'3" or even 6'1.5 individual. Just like his song ("Radio") says, he's a 6 footer. He's on the strong side at 6'.05"
kalil said on 17/Aug/13
L.L. is rarely ever seen without timberlands and a small lift/insole. His true height is 6'.05".
6 ft 3in said on 13/Aug/13
He is constantly taller than will smith who is listed at 6ft 1.15in on this site

Two different Pictures one from early to 1990-196 and on from 2013

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jul/13
188cm out of bed, Rob?
[Editor Rob: probably]
Lenad is sexy said on 20/Apr/13
he looks 6'1 range when he stands properly next to people. But I can admit he comes across as a little shorter because he slouches and has stocky build
Dmeyer said on 17/Apr/13
I was 184.5cm shoes on he seemed 188.5-189.5cm shoes on 3cm type so 185.5-186.5 barefeet 6'1-1.5
joe joe said on 16/Apr/13
@cemeleon he was around 17 when he performed that song and probably still growing. so if he claimed 6ft then. chances are he's around 6'1 - 6'2 now easy
blakegriff said on 8/Feb/13
LL is definitely 6'3 I met him a few times at parties and I'm 6'2 and he was a little taller than me so 6'3 would be about right.
Mathew said on 12/Jan/13
One of the more obvious guys in need of a shorter listing. He never really looks over 6'1", and he can often look under that.
Mathew said on 5/Dec/12
6'1" max.
Dmeyer said on 16/Nov/12
In person looked under 6'2 but over 6'1
Pryde said on 4/Nov/12
@Chameleon- that song came out in '85 and he was only like 17 there, also in the photo posted with 50 cent i got a pair of those Jordans he wearing and they only add about a quarter inch in height... not much support in those
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Absolutely Jake...but I think he's a 6ft1.5 guy who maybe would like to be taller. Hence the 6ft3 claims and the reason why Dmeyer saw him at 190cm in Nike shox

Of course there's nothing wrong with that. I'm 6ft3 on the dot and I wouldn't mind being taller than my 72 year old dad whose 6ft4. As would my brother whose 6ft3.5. But we still appreciate our height s because we know we easily surpass that mark in dress shoes.
WalkingTall 6ft 3.25in said on 22/Sep/12
I dont know,the proportions just arent there,his body doesnt correspod to this height somehow.He does have big muscles but his frame isn't wide or long as you'd expect from a near 6'2 guy.I'm kinda puzzled.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/12
Rob, could this guy be 186cm?
Jake said on 23/Aug/12
187cm sounds right everyone on this form must be 5'8 and bringing celebs height down.
Cranberries said on 22/Aug/12
I do think he's 5'11" or 6'0" at the very most, but he has a huge frame, with really big hands and long arms, but a very short neck.
BigT said on 30/Jul/12
He´s 181 cm at most.
Chameleon said on 30/Jul/12
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at 1:57 he even describes himself at 6 feet, which would be in shoes because he is 5'11.
Chameleon said on 13/Feb/12
He's 5'11 not 6 feet
avi said on 12/Feb/12
no way more than 6ft
i asked ll cool j said on 27/Jan/12
LL cool j told me hes between 6'1 & 6'1.5 so that makes him just 186cm not 187
Chameleon said on 27/Jan/12
5'11.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 14/Jan/12
186.5 cm is probably LL's low.
Chameleon said on 8/Jan/12
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180cm proporions here lol.
Chameleon said on 8/Jan/12
5 inches shorter than Joey Mchale who has 6'4 listings, LL is probably 180cm barefoot.
Silent d said on 7/Jan/12
No way he is 180cm. Next to ellen at least 187cm. I always thought he was huge and ripped. In mind hunters, he is at least 12cm taller than johnny scott miller who i think is 5 foot 9. He was taller than val kilmer. Viper, he does not have the proportions of a 5 foot 11 guy. So much muscle mass and in every movie he stands his ground. 187cm.
dmeyer said on 10/Dec/11
about 190cm with nike air force on i had 1.3 in boots and was 185cm he was 4-5cm taler wearing 1.2 in air force
dmeyer said on 10/Dec/11
he looks about 12cm over odonell 5 ft 9 and about 2 in taller than me in person so 6 ft 1.5 seems bang on
Keith said on 5/Nov/11
@Viper Their is an official mugshot listing 50 Cent at 6 feet tall.
leito said on 15/Oct/11
He looked taller than Samuel L Jackson in some shots in SWAT. My guess is 6'1.5 seems perfectly right. He may look shorter because of his built.
Vegas said on 9/Oct/11
Viper says on 20/Sep/11
Jonathan Ross must be shorter than 6-1
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looks to be right around mcphersons height and she has big heels on in this clip (giving her at least 3 inches i would assume) Click Here
runt said on 5/Oct/11
I just watched an episode of NCIS Los Angeles, and I never noticed how horrible his posture is ALL THE TIME. Even when he supposed to be playing a respectable police investigator!
Paul said on 3/Oct/11
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6'1" guy for sure.
sprint84 said on 28/Sep/11
@jake
LL can look so short at times (e.g. the Emmys) that it makes it hard for me to believe 6'1" or above. I think it's more likely he's in the 5'11"-6' range and uses footwear to reach those higher heights. It's much easier to make a 5'11" man look 6'1.5" than to make a 6'1.5" man look 5'11".
jake, 1.82 m said on 21/Sep/11
'5-11' is a joke. He's at least 6ft1.
Viper said on 20/Sep/11
Jonathan Ross must be shorter than 6-1
Viper said on 20/Sep/11
Yep, hes 5-11. Hes never seen 6-0 in his life.
sprint84 said on 19/Sep/11
He was at least 5" shorter than Joel McHale (usually listed at 6'4") at the Emmys. Best case for LL is a strong 5'11"-weak 6', more likely just 5'11" flat.

6ft 1.5in has got to be one of the weirder listings on here.
mcfan said on 13/Sep/11
Him? Try 5'11.5.
Milky said on 6/Sep/11
Same height as Jonathan Ross, 6ft 1"
Chameleon said on 29/Aug/11
If thats true then its rediculous hes still listed 1.87
Mathew said on 24/Aug/11
He's 5'11" - 6'0". The pic with Glenn from years back proved 187 cm is out of the question.
Terryman said on 17/Aug/11
infront of the camera and strugling with 6 foot Click Here
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Aug/11
he's 6-8 cms shorter than 190 idris elba (search on gettyimages)... 182-184... 6 foot his right for him! Ebereybody says he's way shorter than 187. I dont know where Rob took this measure that is clerly wrong and why he keeps it...
stoodnext2 said on 12/Aug/11
He was the EXACT height as Kat Deeley in her 4 inch heels (Which put her at 6'1) at the Teen Choice Awards on 8/7/11. I think he's about 6 ft barefoot.
Mathew said on 5/Aug/11
He's 5'11" to 6'0". Yes, he appears about an inch taller than 50 Cent, but 50 Cent is not 6'0".
Eric said on 19/Jul/11
He is 5 11. I have stood beside him before
jake said on 18/Jul/11
Wow, to me he really looks 6ft1.5 (187 cm) In NCIS: LA he towers Chris O'Donnell. Perhaps O'Donnell is nearer 5ft8 then 5ft9?
Mathew said on 6/Jul/11
I seem to recall him looking 5'11" max next to Glenn. He could have seriously been 5'10" range with Glenn, definitely not over 5'11". In his song "You'll Rock" he also calls himself "six feet tall". Take it for what it's worth. I seriously doubt he's 6'1.5" though.
Viper said on 30/Jun/11
LOL, 50 cent is nowhere, nowhere even close to 6-0. Hes 5-10. I guess hes an example of a 5-10 guy where people think hes 6-0.

Tells you that 5-10 is a good height.
ThaMessenger said on 29/Jun/11
LL is like 6'0. I feel 50 has enogh evidence to be 6'0 feet early morning.
Dmeyer said on 29/Jun/11
I was 185 cm with shoes 3.4cm heels hé had air force aleast 189 cm Max 190 in 3 cm shoes
Viper said on 28/Jun/11
5-11 and change max
Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
ll cool j: 1,85 metres
Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
1,85 metres
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/11
50 Cent is 5ft11.5(182cm)
Kenneth said on 18/Jun/11
LL Cool J was the same height as Jonathan Ross, so 6ft 1" range for him sounds correct.
Viper said on 13/Jun/11
50 cent isnt taller than 5-10 and change. LL is Max 5-11
James said on 11/Jun/11
50 cent is 182cm so based on that pic by terryman Cool J could be 184cm?
Viper said on 9/Jun/11
LOL, LL wears small lifts you moron
Viper said on 7/Jun/11
5-11 and change Max guy
Terryman said on 7/Jun/11
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James said on 6/Jun/11
6'0?
lalalude said on 5/Jun/11
near 6?4 boris kodjoe,he looks 6'1

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Harry said on 30/Apr/11
6'3" in Basketball shoes maybe. He looks 6'1" tops.
Leung said on 28/Apr/11
dmeyer that sounds right, he's obviously a tall guy.
dmeyer said on 26/Apr/11
in person near 190cm in sneakers i was about 185cm in shoes
Viper said on 26/Apr/11
servingthemjuisce says on 16/Apr/11
i agree with viper actually his height fluctuates ridiculously in photo's, with 6'4 tim westwood he looked 5'11 range , to be more realistic i would say ll is 6'0 (183cm) but wears lifts most of the time to look 6'1.5-6'2 range, but 6ft is still tall

Yep, which shows you he DOES wear lifts at times and hes a master at looking taller even without those big timberland boots and lifts.
Viper said on 26/Apr/11
Yeah, he doesnt look 5-10 or anything with 50 cent.

Cant believe how many of you are getting deceived here.
tell-em said on 25/Apr/11
lol. there's more substantial evidence of uncle l looking 6'1" over the silly 5'11" talk. hes 6'1". be a man and accept that fact.
Leung said on 25/Apr/11
Viper says on 15/Apr/11
LL is a master and creating the illusion that he is taller.

And the 5-11 claims arnt silly when he can actually look shorter than that and thats been his official height in hollywood. Yeah, tells you he is a deceptive master at it.

Viper lately your posts are getting increasing more delusional. Take a break man.
Viper said on 24/Apr/11
Hes not 6-1. 5-11
Mark said on 22/Apr/11
That VMA clip just said his weight not his height. Viper trolling once again. LL Cool J always looks 6'1"
Viper said on 21/Apr/11
I see them. Again is the ultimate master of making himself look taller than he really is.
Vegas said on 19/Apr/11
thats the mtv awards in 1996, i dont hear a mention of 5'11 Click Here

being introduced at a certain figure doesn't always make it true, giant gonzales was introduced as 7ft tall during his debut match in wwf, mark henry and viscera were introduced weighing a combined 590lb during one episode of smackdown, cool j in flat sneakers looks clearly taller next to jon ross than barrowman and barrowman looks at least 5'11 with rob
Viper said on 18/Apr/11
Farrell is 5-9 Max
Viper said on 18/Apr/11
Well, 6-0 Jay Z looked taller than Ross.

LL cant be 6-0. He wouldnt be introduced at 5-11 when he came out at the MTV video music wards in 1996 If he was. Plus 5-11 on press kits, movies, ect.
Mark said on 17/Apr/11
if LL is really 5'11" then so must be Jonathan Ross.????

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Chameleon said on 17/Apr/11
As stated above his posture in pics are poor.
Chameleon said on 15/Apr/11
Viper just got owned..
Viper said on 15/Apr/11
LL is a master and creating the illusion that he is taller.

And the 5-11 claims arnt silly when he can actually look shorter than that and thats been his official height in hollywood. Yeah, tells you he is a deceptive master at it.
Harper said on 15/Apr/11
Well that Ellen clip below posted by William shows LL Cool J in diving fins!!! near enough barefoot and he looks no shorter than 6'1" plus the pics from c-mo too proves that LL is a tall guy.
Viper said on 10/Apr/11
Jay Z might be as low as 5'11.75 actually. Since 6'0.75 Larry Johnson has over an inch on him.

But anyway, how can anyone explain why LL's official height listing is 5'11?
Viper said on 10/Apr/11
50 cent is not 6-0, lol. Hes 5-10 1/2 MAX. And look at LL with him. Thats not a 6-1 man, nor is it a 6-0 man either.

In all of those pics LL is no 6-1.
Milky said on 9/Apr/11
@ Viper

50 cent is definitely wearing elevators in that photo, looks at his shoes and he is still 1" shorter (check eye level) than LL who is in normal sneakers.

Sorry but the Ellen Show segment proves LL is a 6 footer.
Candyman said on 9/Apr/11
When did Jay-z become only 6'0"??? I swear some people just take it too far.
Viper said on 7/Apr/11
He sure is looking shorter than 50 cent here. Click Here
Milky said on 6/Apr/11
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William said on 5/Apr/11
More evidence on LL's height this time we got him all most barefoot!!!

LL Cool J appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show on 3rd April 2011 (Orlando FL) and took part in a swimming prank. In this video he's wearing what I presume diving fins and standing next to a standard door which is 80 inches or 6'6".

Now look at the wide angle shots especially, you get to see him standing straight only wearing fins and his fitted cap isn't giving him much height advantage either. He looks like a strong 6'1" here.

I just showed this video to a friend via facebook (who is 6'3") to gauge LL's height. He replied "About 6'1" and very well built over 200lbs"

Here is the video, judge for yourselves.
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Sam said on 5/Apr/11
Now he's shorter than 50 cent? What's next LL Cool J is 5'9"?

He's 6'1" that's for sure.
Chameleon said on 5/Apr/11
lol @ Viper, you and your so called reliable sources of listed heights, yet when someone tells u those heights can be wrong, you ignore them, how about u just stop posting.
Viper said on 4/Apr/11
Amazing how people are literally fooled by his footweat, and the fact that his official height is 5-11. And they think Im trolling, lol.

Jesus christ its amazing how many are so wrong about height on here.
Viper said on 4/Apr/11
LMAO, I cant believe how many are getting fooled by his footwear.

Hes shorter than 5-10.5 MAX 50 cent
Viper said on 3/Apr/11
He only looked 2 inches taller than Colin Farrell in Swat. Plus 2 inches shorter than 6-1 Sam Jackson
dmeyer said on 2/Apr/11
between 6 ft 1 and 6 ft 2 in person
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/11
In S.W.A.T he looked 6ft3 with the boots....187cm barefoot is spot on
tell-em said on 1/Apr/11
he isn't under 6'0" lol. all those pics viper posted ladies love cool james looks 6'1". his footwear is fine. hes 6'1".
SAK said on 1/Apr/11
Stop being ridiculous Viper he is no lower then 6ft1.
Oye said on 1/Apr/11
Viper trolling lol.

LL is over 6foot. I saw him in Waterstones in London (2010) He is a genuine big guy. I'm 5'11" and he was taller and wider than me by a fair bit!
Vegas said on 1/Apr/11
i doubt ross is that overinflated viper, he measured up very well with sb cohen 6mins 50secs Click Here

4-5 inches on leslie nielsen in 2002 at 40sec mark Click Here

an inch shorter than hugh laurie, about 3 inches shorter than jeff goldblum and taller than john barrowman (too quick to post the full youtube vid) Click Here robs got a couple of photos with barrowman, the one where he is standing decent Click Here

on ll, he was wearing same footwear with manning and reggie bush, those photos were taken on the same day during same event in same tent, i doubt he changed his shoes
Viper said on 31/Mar/11
LL wears small lifts at times. It would explain some of the fairly wild height flunctuations in his pics.

How does he look under 5-11 next to 6-4ish Eli Manning yet a lot taller than Reggie Bush.

Answer is some type of lifts. I certaintly dont think its the lifts of Sly Stallone or even Tom Cruise, but anyone with decent vision and some type of intelligence can put 2 and 2 together and see he does get some considerable height lift in some of his footwear.

It also explains why hes officially 5-11 on press kits and the such.
Viper said on 31/Mar/11
6-1 barefoot is outlandish. 5-11 and change max guy. Cant believe how many are getting fooled by his footwear. Or even ignoring that his official height is 5-11.

6-0 Jay Z also looked taller than Jonathan Ross. Jonathan Ross is simply overinflated.
Milky said on 27/Mar/11
Hey Rob I think this will shut everybody up about LL's height. He is 6'1.25" minimum.
Click Here
Stephen said on 27/Mar/11
He was the same as Jonathan Ross. LL in flat tennis shoes and Ross in heeled dress shoes. He is 187cm.

Viper how can he wear lifts. If you see the Ross interview you can see his footwear pretty clearly - they're flat!!. I've seen the Bieber, Cruise, Pitt, Cowell photos of their footwear and you can tell they have inserts because of the pointed raise. But LL was rocking flat tennis shoes and he was same height as Ross.

5-11" my ass!
Viper said on 21/Mar/11
Hes listed at 5-11 on press sheets and other functions.

Hes a 5-11 guy that can look taller, also with the right footwear.
Ed said on 19/Mar/11
6 ft........... maybe 6ft 1/2 inch
Detox said on 6/Mar/11
186cm max! stocky build makes him look 6ft even.
Dman1528 said on 21/Feb/11
same height as Jonathan ross so ya about 6foot1.5
mohammad said on 30/Jan/11
he's 6'1, sounds pretty fair
jake said on 29/Jan/11
No way is he under 6', that is utter B.S. He virtually towers co-star Chris O'Donnell in NCIS: LA who I suspect is 5"8.5- 5"9. 6" 1.5 is correct for sure.
Viper said on 21/Jan/11
Nah, hes under 6-0 barefoot. Brad is right on 5-11 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/11
Has terrible posture...upstraight he's 186-187cm
Viper said on 18/Jan/11
LL Cool J looks taller next to Bush than Shawne Merriman does. Click Here

Yet he looks under 6-0 with Eli Manning
Vegas said on 17/Jan/11
some interesting photos of ll with nfl stars, which leave more questions than answers actually but anyway

reggie bush was measured 5ft 10.7 barefoot at the nfl combine Click Here

eddie george was measured 6'2.5 barefoot at the combine, george is leaning Click Here

eli manning measured 6'4.6 barefoot at the combine Click Here

cool js footwear Click Here
Brad said on 17/Jan/11
Chunky footwear and customs for years. 5' 11.5" tops.
Josh said on 16/Jan/11
He does give off a 5'11" impression to be honest but that could be due to his body builder frame. Because he looks like a 6 footer next to guys like Jonathan Ross etc...
MrGrady said on 15/Dec/10
ll cool j is a weak 6' at best. I saw a photo of 6'2'' Terrell Owens towering over him by atleast 2'1/2''.
Pamco said on 12/Dec/10
Should be 6'1
farmers said on 10/Dec/10
LL. is 6'1 flat. Iam 5'11 3/4th - 6'0 LL had me just a lil. about 6'2.5 in Timberlands
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/10
He's probably 189-190cm in dress shoes.

Barefoot he's at least 186cm
Vegas said on 23/Nov/10
did you ever think viper that maybe the 5'11 description of him was in error, here he is wearing normal sneakers with ross, i doubt he is wearing lifts in them Click Here
Viper said on 22/Nov/10
Hes 5'11
James said on 21/Nov/10
Morning: 6'2 (188cm)
Mid-Morning: 6'1.75 (187cm)
Afternoon: 6'1.5 (187cm)
Evening: 6'1.25 (186cm)
Mr. R said on 18/Nov/10
I watched his show last. DAMN is he big!I have seen him listed at 5-11 to
6-1. Regardless, that is one big body! Must be #220 minimum.
Cairo86 said on 3/Oct/07
He does not look anywhere as tall as 6ft 1.5. But the 3rd photo shows us that his pose for the camera is bending down. So in fact could I think he will reach 6ft 1.
RobertJ said on 3/Oct/07
A guy whose really 6'2"-6'3" never looks as short as LL Cool J does in the above pics. Even slouching a guy in that range will look minimum 6 feet or 6'1". Take a look at Routh or any legit 6'2'' guy, there height doesn't fluctuate that much because there actually tall.
dmeyer said on 2/Oct/07
thanks will and daminal he did look 6'1 easy when i met him
Danimal said on 2/Oct/07
Met him on a movie set here in Montreal a few years back and he had inches on my 5'11"-6'0" actor buddy. Looked to be at least 6'2"-6'3".
Wil said on 1/Oct/07
I saw him today at Atrium in Soho NYC...Definitely a solid 6'1 if not a weak 6'2.
dmeyer said on 10/Sep/07
did look no shorter than 6'1 in person
Big T said on 10/Sep/07
wtf

Looking at those pics, LL is probably 2 inches taller than 50

How can you say they look the same
Fr33DoGG said on 8/Sep/07
take a look at these shots. with 50 cent. they look the same height. glenn,is impossible 1.87 for LL Cool J
Click Here
dmeyer said on 23/Aug/07
6 ft 1.25 fits him good
Viper said on 23/Aug/07
Why did they announce him at 5-11 at the 1996 MTV music awards?
Anonymous said on 22/Aug/07
he is 6'1 and 1/4, 186cm according to his mugshot in hbo series oz
max said on 14/Aug/07
he looks more like 6ft.
Franco said on 3/Aug/07
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Glenn's face in the 1st picture cracked me up, yeah yeah i know time has passed but it's just his face looks waaaay too oval and enlongated which is very weird, in his younger pictures his face was rounded. :D
but i am thankful for these pictures and amaze me how a person changes so much through the years :)

tbh COOL J doesnt really look 187cm anywhere, more of a 182cm
Dermot said on 2/Aug/07
He dont look 6'1 in those pics
Coral said on 2/Aug/07
I'd say LL is about 6'1. I think Glen looks better with the long hair in the second picture.
dmeyer said on 30/Jul/07
thanks franco i met ll and he is aleast 185 cm
Coffin_fodder said on 30/Jul/07
Looks no more than 6 in the first picture on the left
Jay said on 26/Jul/07
Derek, this site had him listed as 5'10, several other sites have him at this height. Why its not on this site anymore, I dont know but here is the page, I google'd it

Click Here

[Editor Rob: different mario.]
Derek said on 19/Jul/07
Jay- Mario is closer to the camera. He's around 5'11", so LL could easily be 6'1".
Jay said on 18/Jul/07
Still doesnt look even 6'1 to me...

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Franco said on 6/Jul/07
this guy is in the 185cm minimum 188cm maximum

187cm is his height i think
hey said on 1/Jul/07
i saw him on the awards show and he was taller than 50 cent by like 2 inches so glenn ur prediction is probably right
runt said on 30/Jun/07
definitely doesn't think it looks 'cool' to stand up straight.
But he's pretty straight with 5-7+heels Mariah Carey in this pick
Click Here
dmeyer said on 28/Jun/07
i think ll is 6'1.75 in morning and 6'1 before bed like a solid 6'1 so the height above is about late morning height even morning height is not a lie but it is just your max height that stay for 15 minutes
dmeyer said on 27/Jun/07
in the pic we have together he looks 1 cm taller but i was standing as tall as possible
dmeyer said on 27/Jun/07
to make a long story short we were wearing similar footwear i had 1.4 he had 1.3 or 1.4 at 5'11 he was about 2 in taller
Red said on 23/Jun/07
I was just standing next to him today and I'm 5'11". He's quite a few inches taller than I am. In a picture we took, he's hunched over to fit into the shot and he's still taller than I am. My friends and I believe he's actually 6'2" or 6'3" with sneakers on.
dmeyer said on 27/May/07
normal footwear are 0.75 to 1.25 in heels when i wear 1.6 in heels i can look 6 ft so i think someone that wears more than 1.25 in heels is hard to judge his height or when i wear nike shox with 1.4 ib it give you aleast 1 cm boost and also when i wear 1.6 in heels like 4 full cm all 5'7 guys looked 5'6 and and 5'10 seemed 5'9ish and i had only 0.6 in over 1 in heels so just imagine 2.75 in heels ot 3.25 wish will give you 2.25 to 2.6 in heels would make you look taller than you are also when i met ll i had 1.4 in heels and he stell looked about 2 in taller maybe 1.75 in but he also had 1.3 1.4 in heels so 6'1 no less
Jay said on 27/May/07
I can see maybe a weak 6'1. How tall are you Jack?
jack said on 27/May/07
I met him at the rockstar (marky mark movie) after party - he's an honest 6'1".
Jay said on 25/May/07
I still dont see him being this height, the picture of him with The Rock and the 5'11 football player has me convinced he's 6.05 sloucher.
brazilianchick said on 24/May/07
how come nobody can be over 6' on this site. Everybody's gotta be 5'11.5"
Alex said on 24/May/07
He could be 6'0 at the most. I remember in Deep Blue Sea he only looked a bit if any taller than Rebecca Romijn who is 5'11.
Viper said on 17/May/07
I still think 5-11 is correct for him.
Dai said on 16/May/07
Didnt think he was this tall, thought he was about 5'11,perhaps because of his stocky frame.
Austrian said on 13/May/07
or wait i have another comparison, look on this website at the pictures of Forest Whitaker beside Glenn

now tell me, does he really look only 1 cm taller than LL looks here?
Austrian said on 13/May/07
yea, why is he rated as 6'2?

next to Glenn he doesnt look taller than some guys who are rated as 5'10 on this website

and besides that 5'11 guy in the other pic he looks the same height

so maybe he slouches a lot and is 6' in fact, but 6'2? i cant see it
Anonymous said on 6/May/07
Here he is with 6'1 Chris klein. This is strange
Click Here
payton said on 3/May/07
omg i think that ll is so freaking sexy i couldnt believe when i heard that he was married. i deffinantly think he gives the illusion of being taller that 6"1 to me and i am pretty good at telling how tall guys are....
blacjac4 said on 23/Apr/07
I watched an episode of LL's TV Show called In The House on channel TVone on Apr 21,2007 and on that show was former running backs Eddie George & Rickey Watters doing a golf scene, now Eddie's web site bio & NFL stats lists him as 6'3" and Rickey's NFL stats lists him as 6'1" now Rickey in some moments looked slightly taller & other moments they seemed to be about the same height LL had on sneakers i could not tell if they were golf shoes & Rickey had on metal spiked golf shoes, i did not notice what type of shoes Eddie had on but you can clearly see that Eddie towered over LL and Rickey having to look down at them when they spoke to one another a good 2.75 - 3", the episode may replay again this week.
Anonymous said on 16/Apr/07
i think that pic cj posted down ends this.... dude is only 5'11

[Editor Rob: wait...Justin who many agree could indeed be 6ft and cool j (who IS taller than timbersnake) has to therefore be taller, but he's really only 5ft 11. Man, I'm confused]
Ball-A-Hallic said on 8/Apr/07
defently seems 6'1 i always thought he was closer to 6'3 but 6'1 or 6'0.5 is believable
dmeyer said on 30/Mar/07
he was 1.75 to 2 inches on me
Avery said on 16/Mar/07
I saw him and he stoops alot. I asked him could he do me a favor by being the FAN that I am. He was like aight my friend. He looks around 6 foot 3
glenn said on 12/Mar/07
barefoot.he towered 6ft,50 cent,when i saw them together.
Jay said on 11/Mar/07
Glenn, when you say he looks 6'3 nowadays, is that in shoes?
MD said on 10/Mar/07
For reference, a few good pictures with Quincy Jones & Bono, both listed at 5'6.5", here:

Click Here

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glenn said on 10/Mar/07
ok rza,thats what i use to see as well.but nowadays he is 6-3.how do we explain that?
wat the? said on 10/Mar/07
how does this glenn run into all these celebs lol?
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/07
i agree that he is closer to 6ft, maybe 511.5, but what baffles me is those pics of him with Hugh Jackman. In one pic you see he's wearing what looks to be normal running shoes, but he looks huge compared to Jackman, those are the only pics ive seen that make him look over 6ft.
RZA said on 2/Mar/07
I love this guy.I've been a fan since walkin' with a panther, read his book, seen him live etc. His height has always been a mystery and a lot of times I heard 5'11" and that seemed right. So I watched 30 Rock last night and there were at least 2 scenes where he and Alec Baldwin stood face to face and Baldwin had at least an inch on him. I don't hate cause I love this guy he's been an inspiration to me but he's no taller than 5'11" in shoes.
Blackmax said on 2/Mar/07
LL's my favourite rapper of all time, he's the most versatile. In regards to his height 185cm max no more. If you look at pics of him with 50 cent they are of similiar height.
Viper said on 2/Mar/07
I really do beleive his barefoot height is 5-11.
jason said on 1/Mar/07
fuck i just dont se the height..
he locks no more then tops 6 feet! and that`s generous. Next to the rock and that 5`11 guy he locked 181 cm tops, ans with glenn not an inch over 6 feet!.
thejackal said on 26/Feb/07
glenn, did you ask l.l. how tall he was when you were on the phone with him?

how do these celebrities feel about you sizing them up in the photos?
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/07
if anyone can post that pic of him with the rock, that would pretty much help end this debate. He's not the 6'3 he claims. Honestly he looks 5'11 in that picture, but he's most likely 6-6.05 in person.
CJ said on 13/Feb/07
He is very, very hard to put a height on. Here he is with The Rock and Jerome Bettis who is measured by the NFL at 5'11". Click Here
dmeyer said on 24/Jan/07
to me ll is a 186 guy
Anonymous said on 24/Jan/07
I saw LL at Benihana in Manhasset, Long Island, NY. I'm 6'0 to the exact dot - no rounding either way - literally exactly 6'0 and I stand up perfectly straight, especially to gauge height. He was taller than me. I am not gonna speculate an exact height, but I will say signifigantly taller, and noticably taller for you guys to run with. Also, he stands up straight and has ridiculous muscles.
Austrian said on 13/Jan/07
ehm dunno but in none of these pics he looks 187 tbh
Jake W. said on 13/Jan/07
I'd say 6'0.5" is a good estimate. Maybe 6'1".
jason said on 12/Jan/07
he surely doesen`t loock anywhere near 6ft 1,5 in,in the pics,more like 5-11.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
He is the Sly of the rap world.along with DMX.
Alex said on 5/Jan/07
Glenn, I've seen him listed at 6'3 before and I questioned it in the movie Deep Blue Sea where he wasn't much taller than Rebecca Romijn who is almost 5'11. I'd say he's anywhere from 6'0-6'1.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
My friends and others on this site agree on his various heights.I said 6-1 makes the most sense.I WILL bring it up to him.he is that cool.no pun.he was 6-3 last 2 times I saw him.gave the strange illusion of towering over 50 Cent.
Super Smoke said on 4/Jan/07
Yo peeps Im back. I have changed my name to Super Smoke, since there is another smoke around here somewhere.

After seeing any episode of Tyra Banks chat show, I am finally in agreement that LL is 6"1 but no taller. Here is why:

1. Tyra Banks is 59-510 and was wearing 2-inch heels.
2. LL was about 1.5 to 2 inches taller that her.
3. If Tyra is indeed 5"10 barefoot, 2 inch heels would make her 6ft. LL had 1inch trainers on but was still a good 2 inches taller. What is LL taking away an inch on his trainers??? Do the maths lol.
Minimum height for LL is 6.05.

Looking at the pic with the Rock - somewhere below, there is no way LL could be anywhere near 63 people that say that are crazy. Thats like me saying Im 62 I am 6ft in case any one was wondering.

I have to say he (LL) got me for a number of years. Someone needs to tell that guy to sort out his posture. Its terrible. If he carries on like that, one day he really will be 511 lol. Rob your input please.

[Editor Rob: I think glenn if he ever sees cool again should tell him to go to the doctor and get a prescription to cure his SNS...squash neck syndrome.]
dmeyer said on 3/Jan/07
5'11 listed for him is like 5'7 for p diddy is bullshit since ll apeared just about 186 mark and 6'1.5 morning and 6'1 flat night since he was about 1.5 to 2 in on me 5'11 is impossible and 6'3 is impossible 6'1 strong for him i thaught he was 187 because i thaught i was 182 but since i am closer to 180-1 range then he is closer to 185-6 range similar height with costner 4 to 5 cm taller than me same thing for costner i use to think they were near 6'2 they are 187 moning and 185 night

[Editor Rob: might settle on 186cm for this one, maybe]
Glenn said on 23/Dec/06
Can mysteriously range in height from 5-11 to 6-3.must be 6-1.thats the midpoint.
aussie bloke said on 15/Dec/06
No way have you got this one right! He appeared SHORTER than Thomas Jane in deep blue sea, and Thomas Jane is 5ft10! how does that make him almost 4 inches taller?????

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