Lou Diamond Phillips Height
5ft 11.25in (181 cm)
Philippines born Actor best known for films such as La Bamba, Young Guns, The Big Hit, Courage Under Fire and tv shows like Stargate:Universe.
It's funny, but the comment I get more than any other is "You are taller than I thought you'd be." Do I look that short on screen? Maybe it's because they made me stand in the back in 'Young Guns' and they put me on the shortest horse! I am actually about six feet tall if I don't slouch, which my wife constantly tells me not to do.
I got down to 154 [pounds] — normally I'm 172, 173, and I'm 6 foot!
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 10.64in (179.4cm)
Aaron Zamora said on 14/Nov/16
I believe that it's time for a downgrade he's around 5'10.5
said on 2/Nov/16
Now getting listed at 6ft1 on IMDB
Editor Rob: own up whoever submitted that guess...truly evil behaviour adding an inch to his own claim :)
Powerhouse said on 26/Oct/16
Nope he is a 5'10 range guy
Josh jeffords said on 11/Oct/16
Looks close to 6 in photos.
but he is shorter than many 6 ft guys so this billing is spot on 5 11 guy.
Very good under rated actor b movies will ruin a career.
Frank R said on 24/Jun/16
He may have been 6 feet tall in La Bamba. Look at him standing next to Joe Pantoliano in that movie again.
said on 1/May/16
[Editor Rob: he may well be 5ft 11 max]
Then why don't you shave the 0.25inch off then?
Editor Rob: I will have another look at him, I did watch Stargate Universe and he could look somewhere around 5ft 11 range I thought
said on 28/Apr/16
Rob, r u sure about this listing? I think u need to have another look at this guy again. He looks only 2 inches taller than Kiefer.
i think 5'10.5-11 is his range, he's not 5'11.25" let alone his 6ft claim.
Editor Rob: he may well be 5ft 11 max
charlie said on 10/Apr/16
I always thought Lou was 5 feet 7 inches very tall guy for a philippines man.
Len said on 22/Dec/15
Always looks 5'9-5'10".
NB said on 4/Nov/15
I saw him at the airport once and he looks shorter then 5'11. Some Internet websites have him at 6'1 and I know what I saw is no 6'1 why build up his height like Tom Cruise?
said on 9/Aug/15
he looks 2-3inches below Mitch Pileggi!
Downgrade Rob?! Plz Answer
James said on 26/Apr/14
If Lou is close to 6'0" then I'm Dennis Rodman. When he was on the Beast beside Patrick Swayze who was 5'10" at that time Lou looked pretty close to the same height. I think 5'10.5" is more accurate for Lou.
Giuseppe said on 5/Sep/13
Impossible. At least he is 5.11. Check the picture with Patrick Swayze (178cm), with Jeff Kober (179cm) and you will see the difference.
BIGDAVE said on 11/Dec/12
I didn't meet him per se but he and his band were playing a club I was in one night and we stood next to each other at the bar. I'm 5'11 1/2 and if he was over 5'9 I'm Wilt Chamberlain.
Editor Rob said on 13/Oct/12
He has a scene talking with Peter Faccinelli in Supernova and Lou appears a bit taller, so I don't think 5ft 11 range is improbable.
LG69 said on 13/Sep/12
I see 5'9.5...5'10".
kevin said on 16/Jun/12
was smaller than scott glenn in the movie extreme justice from 1993. 180cm flat is more likely.
Pacman said on 1/Feb/12
"anonymous says on 11/Feb/11
If Lou is 6' then I'm Shaq. Watch la bamba again. He looks 5'8" tops being around Mexican co-stars and Donna. And he's not even Mexican but Filipino. Believe me they don't come in 6'. Not even close."
Shut the hell up, I'm a Filipino and I'm over 6 feet. So as my friends so think before you post. And he's proud to be a Filipino and not mexican.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 23/Jan/12
Remember distinctly that his SVU character mugshot had him at 5" 11. He looks 180 cm, no more.
don j said on 21/Jan/12
hes 5,10, met him eye to eye!
JAMES said on 30/Jun/11
LOU WORKS OUT AT POWERHOUSE CHATSWORTH, HE'S A SUPER NICE GUY. AND HE'S ABOUT 6 FEET TALL.
SexxyBeast said on 22/Apr/11
That seems accurate. He looks slightly taller than George Lopez in his cameo apperance. If anything, I would say he's ~6' tall.
tell-em said on 14/Feb/11
he wasn't any taller than 5'9" Edward james olmos in STAND AND DELIVER. of course he had on converse. i'd say 5'9 and a half". maybe 5'10"
jtm said on 13/Feb/11
no way he is this tall. denzel washington was much taller than him in courage under fire.
said on 13/Feb/11
Really, could you take a look at this? Here he is with Jason Alexander (give 5'4.5", here) and Nelly (given 5'8.5", here):
This guy is 5'9", tops. I have no idea where he gets away with claiming 6'0", and why anyone believes him. He's average height, at best, and actually slightly below it.
anonymous said on 11/Feb/11
If Lou is 6' then I'm Shaq. Watch la bamba again. He looks 5'8" tops being around Mexican co-stars and Donna. And he's not even Mexican but Filipino. Believe me they don't come in 6'. Not even close.
dmeyer said on 5/Jun/07
1.5 in taller than paxton that will mean 6'1
Sarah said on 19/Oct/06
My brother in-law met him the other day at a bar in Canada (ins't he supposed to be in L.A. for an arraignment?) and played a game of pool with him and had a couple shots. He is apparently a very nice down to earth guy who enjoys attention from fans...my brother in law is 6'0" on the dot, I saw the picture he took on his cell of him standing next to Lou Diamond and they were the exact same height.
John said on 6/Oct/06
I always thought he was short, but then I had the chance to watch La Bamba again in a rerun on Tv and if you forget the format of his face, which is somewhat small, you'll notice he is really taller than he looks. Very athletic strong body and very long legs.
J. said on 17/Aug/06
I just saw a police report for Phillips in the National Inquirer. It stated him as 6'0", 170 lbs. Maybe the document is somewhere online.
J. said on 24/Jun/06
Watching an episode of Law and Order:SVU that Lou Diamond Phillips guest stars on. The on-screen computer flashes an mug shot image of Phillips (in character). He has his hair brushed up in the mugshot photo and still comes in under the 72 inch mark.
Anshelm said on 24/Jul/05
In the movie Absolon he looked taller than Christopher Lambert, who I thought back then was 6'/183 cm. And my reaction was: "Wasn't Lou supposed to be a short guy?"
If you haven't seen the movie, don't, unless you want to check out Kelly Brook – and even then you're never going to forgive the director for that search-the-homing-device scene...
Anonymous said on 26/Mar/05
I think he's actually more on the 5'11" side. Harrison Ford who is barely 6 feet nowadays was taller than him in Hollywood Homicide and in the publicity photos for the movie The Big Hit, he's the same height as offically 5'11" Bokeem Woodbine. And in that quote he said "ABOUT six feet". I put emphasis on that "about".
said on 21/Mar/05
From Lindsay Homes, a Lou Diamond fan site
, her interview had a question about his height, to which Lou responds: "It's funny, but the comment I get more than any other is "You are taller than I thought you'd be." Do I look that short on screen? Maybe it's because they made me stand in the back in 'Young Guns' and they put me on the shortest horse! I am actually about six feet tall if I don't slouch, which my wife constantly tells me not to do."
Defacto said on 3/Mar/05
Esai Morales is 5'10" and he is taller than Lou in La Bamba, also in The Big Hit he doesn't look that that tall either, seeming to be not much taller than Mark Wahlberg. Suddely he goes from being listed at 5'9" to being listed at 6'.5" or 6'1". He is 5'10" at most, but he does have a pretty good build which might make people think he's taller than 5'9" or 5'10". Maybe somebody has met LDP and can say something about just how tall he really is?