How tall is Richard Hammond ?

Home :: Bookmark :: About  

Richard Hammond's height is 5ft 5.5in (166 cm)

British TV Presenter best known for Top Gear and Braniac. He said in the Mirror, "I'll have you know I'm not actually that short. I'm 5ft 7ins, which is a fairly normal height. It's just that I have to stand next to giant Jeremy, who's about 8ft tall.". He also once tried to say 5ft 7 and a half.
Add your opinion on the Height of Richard Hammond

nar said on 10/Aug/15
Rob, give us your opinion about people that are for example 5'5 1/2 and claim 5'7 1/2. I mean why would he even add that 1/2 and not just say 5'7 for example? What do think is in their minds?

Also what do you think about those people who are, for example, 5'10 and claim that they are 6'3?
[Editor Rob: nar, people who give inflated heights are sometimes worried or insecure about their height. Rounding a little is fine if you are talking in full inches and don't want to say 'and a half'.]
Jimbo said on 24/Jun/15
Give the guy a break. Charm wins over altitude except in a fight. For boots, I prefer Tony Lamas.
an anonymous peach said on 10/Jun/15
5ft 7.5? Yeah right... maybe straight out of bed with the thick boots he loves to wear, but even then he'd be struggling.
Gus said on 7/Jun/15
Totally agreed Mr. Hammond has the "Napoleon complex", always saying he's taller than his 5'4" frame (this if you catch him on a good day I mean : ))
david said on 23/Apr/15
He cant be more than 5ft 4. Cruise towers over him yet Hammond is nearer the camera than Cruise.
John said on 10/Mar/15
Looks 5'4 in pictures with James May
Rhonda said on 7/Dec/14
He was a lot smaller than Chatty man Alan Carr , id say 4" smaller
CW said on 12/Nov/14
I don't even think hes taller than Seth green who stands at 5'4" I'd say their the same height
CW said on 12/Nov/14
I'm 5'7 and 16 years old there is no way Richard Hammond is anywhere near my height I'd say he is the same height as my mother, who is 5'3.5/4" I'd sy he's 5'4"/5'5"
The Hamster said on 5/Oct/14
I think he is 160 cm
TNTinCA said on 21/Sep/14
Clearly he is NOT 5'7". I could see 5'6", but I think Rob's height is spot on. Despite the size of his co-hosts, you can see just how short Richard is next to other people on set.
Marty said on 30/Jul/14
Why does Richard Hammond lie about his height. He is 155 - 158 if you scale the photos with his co-presenters. 170 is being generous.
T said on 10/May/14
The 5ft 7.5 claim was the length of mattress he would need. Presumably half an inch for a bit of extra room. He said 5ft 7 recently on Twitter.
Lmeister said on 2/Apr/14
He is shorter than Juan Pablo Montoya who is listed 5ft6 = 168cm. I used to think that Hammond is a weak 5ft7, but now I would list him 5ft5.5 = 166cm.
[Editor Rob: since Hammond tried to claim the ludicrous half inch over 5ft 7, I think maybe it is only fair to give him the real half inch, over 5ft fits him better.]
The Exorcist said on 19/Feb/14
Jeremy Clarkson: 6'4.5"
James May: 6'0"
Richard Hammond: 5'6"

Click Here
tom said on 16/Feb/14
I think this listing is right, he's shorter than 5'7". It's easier to compare him to James May than Jeremy Clarkson, as he's so tall, or Tom Cruise who has notoriously variable footwear. If you compare the two, James May has a good five inches on him at least, and he is at most 6'. So that by logic 5'7" is the most Richard Hammond could be, but more than likely he is smaller than that.
ThePhantomLord said on 29/Jan/14
Don't forget he could be wearing built up shoes, all the celebs have em....Cruise, Chuck Norris & that geezer from savage garden to name three.
Gaz said on 8/Jan/14
this video at 1:30 Click Here with Sebastian vettel who is on here at 5ft 8.5in..Vettel looks quite abit taller than him it's hard to tell how much tho.
[Editor Rob: hammond tries to stretch his claim to 5ft 7 and a half.

I think he was measured on the Glennometer, a device that adds nearly 1.5 inch of height]
Nel said on 15/Dec/13
166cm barefoot (5ft5.5)
The Exorcist said on 6/Dec/13
When Tom Cruise makes you look small, you KNOW that you're small! lol

Click Here
Click Here

Rob, do you think Tom is wearing lifts in these pictures?
hurricane brat said on 25/Nov/13
made me laugh!

Click Here
Megatron said on 23/Nov/13
I like Richard Hammond, im currently 13 and the same height as him, I'm gonna be tall...
[Editor Rob: I'm surprised Hammond has the gall to say on tv he is 5ft 7 and a half.]
Bertie Bus said on 8/Aug/13
I stood beside Richard for several minutes as we waited to get off a plane a couple of weeks ago. 5ft 7in or a little more is correct. Any less and he would have been shorter than I am and he was a little taller.
Yaspaa said on 4/Aug/13
Click Here
little sue said on 2/Jul/13
I watched the new Top Gear a few times and Brian Johnson looks an inch or two shorter than Hammond
JC said on 1/Jul/13
In the first episode of series 20 of Top Gear, whilst on the test track, Hammond stood next to Brian Johnson, who's 165cm. Hammond was the exact same height. So he's really 165cm, no taller.
LoveRichard said on 6/May/13
don't care how tall he says he is... big personality... so stinking cute... it's a totally good package!
Sbu said on 10/Mar/13
@Rob did you see last weeks Top Gear Africa Special? Hammond claimed 5'7 1/2". Its creeping up, maybe next series he will be 5'8" :) I think your estimate of 5'6" is more likely.
[Editor Rob: that's really stretching things a bit!]
little sue said on 3/Mar/13
Richard Hammond just said on Top Gear 'I'm 5ft 7.5, lol, only on a good day!!
Brad said on 28/Feb/13
5' 6". "I'm not actually that short". By Cruise, you sure are.
oregon said on 29/Jan/13
looked 5.5 next to Tom Cruise and Jeremy Clarkson....check it out Rob!
Trent said on 27/Jan/13
My estimates are:

Clarkson 6'4, May 5'11.5, Hammond 5'5.75
Ben said on 9/Jan/13
I am about 5'7" and I don't consider myself short. In other words, I'm short, but I'm not THAT short. I think that I am about the same height as Hammond, if he is 5'6" or 5'6.5" than you have to understand that people our height like to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt haha. I'd call Hammond 5'7" even if he wasn't exactly that.
miko said on 20/Dec/12
He claimed 5'7 on his official (verified) Twitter account today.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/12
Rach says on 10/Aug/12
5ft 8 because he is about 8 odd inches shorter than 6ft 5 Clarkson

Nearer 10 inches..
Arch Stanton said on 1/Nov/12
Barefoot 5'5.5-5'6" is about right.
ZZenit said on 28/Oct/12
He was dwarfed by 176 cm (5'9.3") Sebastian Vettel in this video (around 2:00): Click Here
Joejoe1992 said on 12/Oct/12
I was 5ft 6 at 14 and I am now 18 I was 6ft 1 so you never know. My dad is 5ft 9 but my mam is 5ft 1 so I dunno how Im 6ft!? My brother was 4ft 8 when he was 11 but he's 5ft 10 now so I guess its just my family.
I once met Richard Hammond a couple of years ago when I was about 5ft 10 and I was a bit taller than him so I would say about 5ft 6.5. When I met him he was wearing shoes with a small hight added to them so I just took about a inch of for them
BethieB said on 17/Sep/12
When I was an exchange student two years ago, I finally got lucky enough to watch the show being filmed and meet the guys afterward. (My host father works behind the scenes and knew I'm a fan.) All I can say is that I'm 5'1 and a bit, Richard was a good six inches taller than me (I had flip flops on), James is definitely at least 6', and Jeremy is a giant!! They are all incredibly funny blokes, though, great fun, and didn't take the piss out of me TOO badly becaus I'm American. Lol! (Unfortunately I did NOT get to meet the Stig or go out on the track. Something about "insurance") =(
KL said on 29/Aug/12
5'6 is a good estimate I think. Hammond strikes me as a bit self-conscious so it wouldn't be a surprise if he added an inch to his actual height, by saying he's 5'7. He's definitely not less than 5'5 though.
GK said on 27/Aug/12
Mia, how is being short 'woeful'?! It's not a performance! Just because you are 6ft 1 don't think you're better than others, and if you have to use your height to give you status/confidence/superiority you're obviously lacking in other areas of your life. Richard Hammond = Legend
leonari said on 20/Aug/12
Maximus : Even a full 5'6 is a stretch. Loves big boots. No Way in hell is he 5'7
Maximus Meridius said on 19/Aug/12
Rob i thought he was 5ft 7in maybe you should upgraded his height back up too 5ft 7in he always look 5ft 7in range too me rather than 5ft 6in range how come he got downgraded.
[Editor Rob: i think from all the comments and looking at him with others 5ft 6 is a good shout]
Rach said on 10/Aug/12
5ft 8 because he is about 8 odd inches shorter than 6ft 5 Clarkson
Tommy said on 5/Feb/12
Click Here

Yeah, Leonari. The ground appears to have a slight slant and Cruise has a footwear advantage, but that along with his height of 5'7.75 shouldn't account for him appearing about 5 inches taller than Hammond. Hammond does look consistently around 7 inches shorter than James May, who is 6'ish, and there looked to be around 2.5 inches between Hammond and Moyles, pictured somewhere else together on this page. I think Hammond is 5'5.

All heights are barefeet Estimates, derived from quotations by celebrities, official websites, agency resumes, actors I've met at conventions and pictures/films.

Vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been taken from quotes in newspapers, books and resumes.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.