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Robin Williams Height is 5ft 7in (170 cm)

American actor and comedian best remembered for films such as Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poet's Society, Good Morning Vietnam, Hook and Good Will Hunting. On tv he was well known for the sitcom Mork & Mindy. He said in an interview he's 5ft 7.

(1951 - 2014)
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Comment on the Height of Robin Williams

Sam said on 17/Oct/15
Looks 5'6 in films. Why Rob?
[Editor Rob: he could look 5ft 6 and 7 range, I think he'd lost height by 60's.]
Eric said on 24/Aug/15
I met him 2 years ago and he was about 5'7. I'm 5'8 and was a bit shorter than me.
5'8" guy said on 24/Aug/15
5'8" with shoes on. In awakenings he and Deniro are similar in height. By 1 inch for De niro. 5"7" barefoot. Spot on Glenn.
Steve85 said on 13/Aug/15
Autopsy says 5'08''.
MJKoP said on 13/Aug/15
5'8" according to his autopsy.
thekillingjoke said on 10/Jul/15
5'7 seems about right for Williams. He looked a couple inches taller than Nathan Lane in The Birdcage, and about an inch or two shorter than Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/15
matt says on 15/Aug/14
Rob, What is your favorite Film of Robin Williams? , superb talented actor May he rip, I think he hovered around the 170 range maybe tad more peak.
[Editor Rob: I liked him actually more in the serious roles like Good will hunting, insomnia, dead poets, one hour photo.]

Yes, Good Willing Hunting, but for me I think my favourite might be Awakenings. Patch Adams too I thought was a very underrated film and not sure why the critics hated it so much. He was on top of his game in Good Morning Vietnam, a classic too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/15
I was always stunned by his lesser stature. His very larger than life personality always added to the illusion of more height.

I'm still can't believe he's gone though.
5'9.5'' said on 27/Apr/15
Consistently looked taller than a flat 5'7'' in his younger days, he likely just rounded down from 5'7.75'' but of course in his later days age, alcohol and his numerous health problems caused a more than average height loss likely putting him around 5'6.5''
Danimal said on 28/Feb/15
Was close to 5'8" at his peak. Was clearly taller than a 5'7" Billy Crystal in the 1980's. Both men lost height in their 60's.
the shredder said on 28/Feb/15
It is possible he was closer to 5 '8
jamie179cm said on 1/Dec/14
the guy was 5ft6 celebrity lie about there height but still rip he was funny guy who will be missed he died the same year as my mum):
Anon said on 7/Oct/14
He was taller than Billy Crystal, maybe 5'8" in his prime.
The shredder said on 21/Aug/14
Rob was 5'7 to 5'8 possible in his prime?
Lorne said on 19/Aug/14
I don't think he was less than 170cm, he was a guy who didn't hold military posture or anything.
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Robin Williams height: 5ft 7.5in (171 cm)
R.I.P. one of the greatest Actors of all time. He will will truly be missed...
Andrea said on 16/Aug/14
Yeah, shredder... Just search Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve images: there's noway there were 9 inches between them! I'd say more 7-8 at most! There are recent pictures with Brandon Routh, a real solid 189 guy, who makes him look no more than 5'6 but of course he shrunk during last years...
the shredder said on 16/Aug/14
He claimed 5'8 on one of the tonight shows , but also the 5'7 on top and a few years ago joke saying he is 5'6.
the shredder said on 16/Aug/14
Reeve was Shorter than 6'3.5 Chevy Chase , Reeve was 6'2.75
Andrea said on 15/Aug/14
If Reeve was really near 6'4, Robin was between 5'8 and 5'9, no less!
matt said on 15/Aug/14
Rob, What is your favorite Film of Robin Williams? , superb talented actor May he rip, I think he hovered around the 170 range maybe tad more peak.
[Editor Rob: I liked him actually more in the serious roles like Good will hunting, insomnia, dead poets, one hour photo.]
lee said on 15/Aug/14
He was 170cm- 5'7, He Probably was 5'6 in his later years- May he RIP, enjoyed him as an actor- I enjoyed Dead Poets scoiety but he had a load of great films
Arch Stanton said on 14/Aug/14
Never 5 ft 8 Callum, consistently looked in that 169-170 sort of range.
JAMES said on 14/Aug/14
Did Robin ever claim 5'8, I thought he could have been about that in his prime but a strong 5'7 might be more accurate who knows, What was his favourite film for you guys- I always love Good Will Hunting and Mrs Doubtfire they were good, I even watched Jack again the other day, Great actor, RIP
Lorne said on 13/Aug/14
Unbelievable. RIP, Robin.
Nikie said on 13/Aug/14
R.i.p Mr Robin ! And i'm sure he is 1.69 cm about 1.70 cm
Bishop said on 13/Aug/14
R.I.P. Great actor and comedian.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/14
I'll be having a Robin Williams film fest over the next few days. He lit up so many faces and made a lot of people happy is the irony in all of this.
Sam said on 13/Aug/14
So sad...I know a bit about how low you can get, tough that one of the most loved celebs couldn't see his way out.
callum said on 13/Aug/14
Rob, What do yu think is the most Robin Williams could have been 5ft 8 in his younger days or just the 5ft7, He might have been 5ft6 range in his later years,

Rip Robin, a great actor,
177cmGuy said on 13/Aug/14
5'7 RIP Robin and thanks for the laughs.
Magic Nature said on 13/Aug/14
I am so sad....he was such wonderful actor....there was such warmth in his personality I loved so much!Rest in peace...we going to miss you so much!
the shredder said on 13/Aug/14
yea this was sad. I will miss him.
yanet2011 said on 13/Aug/14
Your always made me laugh , thank you . Rip
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/14
Hollywood is just sick over his suicide. LA is very dark right now.
spider said on 12/Aug/14
rest in peace, great man
Hugzz said on 12/Aug/14
RIP Robin Williams, a little bit of me has died today. We all loved you. I hope you have found peace.
the shredder said on 12/Aug/14
RIP man , peak 5'7.5 .
new guy said on 12/Aug/14
Rest in piece
Arch Stanton said on 12/Aug/14
Noo, another legend lost in 2014. RIP.
truth said on 12/Aug/14
170cm peak, now before death he was 169cm.
truth said on 12/Aug/14
reast in peace! ... he was a good actor.
R.I.P. Robin WIlliams said on 12/Aug/14
Why? He's 5'7", he said so, it's not an honor to change his height, only in the eyes of an insecure person.
jamieorr4 said on 12/Aug/14
rip Robin
MarcoH said on 12/Aug/14
Rest in Peace and thanks for most of your touching films.
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/14
Everyone in Hollywood is just devastated by his death.
The Exorcist said on 12/Aug/14
Always looked like a textbook 5'7"er to me. Short, but not standout short! Huge personality...he will be missed! :(

MrZ said on 12/Aug/14
RIP Robin Williams! Please update his height to 5'8 to honor his death. :/
Shawn said on 11/Aug/14
RIP Robin.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 11/Aug/14
R.I.P Robin Williams
197cm said on 11/Aug/14
R.I.P Legend.
cole said on 11/Aug/14
So sad to hear about him passing away. R.I.P Robin.
sean5 said on 11/Aug/14
RIP great actor, always will remember him in mrs Doubtfire
the shredder said on 4/Jul/14
He is taller than Sean Astin around 01 , He was still 5'7 to about then. He looks 5'6 now.
Adamz said on 2/Jul/14
i think 170cm peak is generous. possibly 169 PEAK MORNING.
The Master said on 24/Jun/14
Yes, I agree. 5'7.5" peak.
the shredder said on 23/Jun/14
The Master , He claimed 5'7 , 5'8 and 5'6 , He most likely was 5'7.5 in 80's and 90's.
The Master said on 23/Jun/14
Er, sorry, I meant an inch.
The Master said on 22/Jun/14
shredder: Strangly seem 5 '8 in awakenings

I always thought he was 5'8". He always has at least an in on Billy Crystal.
the shredder said on 19/Jun/14
Was watching Hook 1991 on Netflix a few days ago and notice that his ID had Peter Banning at 5'11 172 lbs lol. Shows that you can't judge height listings in movies because it is based on the character , not the Actor.
the shredder said on 7/Jun/14
Strangly seem 5 '8 in awakenings
the shredder said on 5/Jun/14
He claim 5'6 and 5'7 and and 5'8. 5 '8 is too much , 5'7.5 Maybe peak ,
Realist said on 2/Jun/14
Rob, whatever his height is one thing i must say he is probably the most convincing comedian since Chaplin. He knows how to comment. But not as sarcastic as Chaplin. I really like this guy and id say 171 cm minimum peak. He always looked low average to me. With Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke he didnt look very shot either.
Realist said on 23/May/14
Rob his current height needs an upgrade to about 5'6.5, his peak was more 171.5.
Great comedian, one of the greatest since Chaplin in my opinion.
@Richie: DeNiro was probably 5'8.5 in his peak and 5'8 now.
the shredder said on 4/Dec/13
Rob , how tall does the Actor Dante Basco appear with him and Hoffman? I say 5'4 there , he was in his teens there.

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[Editor Rob: he certainly doesn't look more than 5ft 4 there, but in teens probably grew some more yeah.]
Mike T said on 28/Oct/13
Perhaps 172 at peak, Rob?
richie said on 17/Oct/13
Robin Williams is 5ft 8in,he was an inch shorter than DeNiro in Awakenings.

Robin Williams is 5ft 8in, he was an inch shorter than DeNiro in The Awakenings.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 31/Aug/13
Rob is there a chance robin williams was 5ft 8in in his younger days 5ft 7in could be his height now he needs an upgrade i'm pretty sure he was more 5ft 8in than 5ft 7in when he was younger now in his later years he is at least 5ft 7in.
[Editor Rob: I think he can look just 5ft 6 last few years]
taller than Robin said on 18/Aug/13
I met Robin at the MGM in Las Vegas I stand 5.6 on a good day, I was taller than him.
Hannon Amos said on 4/Jul/13
I doubt he was ever over 5'7". The real-life Patch Adams(who has met Williams) is listed as 6'5" and once quipped that Robin was a foot shorter than himself.
marcus said on 22/May/13
He made fun of me at close range once - not a pleasant experience - 5'7" seems right
R4v3nh34rt said on 15/May/13
wow this has changed quite recently. He's always been listed at 5'8". Is this only based on the interview? May he be incorrect?
butterfly said on 16/Apr/13
i belive he speak english movies in 1990 but vanessa's broken feet and i got of glee you want play my games i want my feet get better vanessa is how tall are you i'm 5.3 or 5.2 i love you robin williams come my brithday23 party is vanessa you want have sex to night with me we are have fun at house

love vanessa
Hullywood 1.75.5m said on 31/Jan/13
Looked 1.73.5 next to your 1.75m Robert de Niro in a movie that called, i belive, Awaking, in english. Movie was filming in 1990. I think de Niro is taller then 1.75m.
RCA said on 27/Jan/13
He is no taller than 5' 3". I met him and stood next to hiim during the filming of The Fisher King. He had sneakers on, like keys.
miko said on 18/Jan/13
Rob, I've just seen a picture of him with 'The G' and he's looking under 5'6 today.

[Editor Rob: let's not give G visitors ;)]
juju said on 13/Jan/13
hes claimed 5 foot 6 back in 2009. even when he was younger he was shorter than 5 foot 7ish steven spielberg in the early 90s. i think hes always been in the 5 foot 6 range.
gaz said on 10/Jan/13
I would say 5'7ish his taller than Billy crystal in every picture i have have seen of them togther and his listed on ehre as 5'6.5 Click Here
ratboy said on 25/Jan/12
saw robin several times walking around SF. He was just about the same height as me... 5'7"
Sandeep said on 22/Jan/12
I m 5 6, Dont understand whats wrong in that....!! Who said 6' is ideal...or so.
Mr. T said on 13/Oct/07
MD, cameras can do a lot. See here:

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Williams has a clear inch on Crystal in that picture, even with the hair excluded.
Franco said on 4/Aug/07
here's the DEFINITIVE picture of robin's william height (dont pay attention much to the height listing next to him)

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please someone look at this and tell me?

he looks 173 with shoes.
MD said on 7/Jul/07
With Ben Stiller (still given 5'-6.75", here, for some reason):

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With Billy Crystal given 5'6.5", here;

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With Spike Lee, given 5'5.5", here:

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Robin isn't a fully 5'7".
Franco said on 6/Jul/07
Robin is 170cm max possibly 169cm
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/07
Robin is at most 5'5" barefoot. He has added 2 inches to his height. He does look around 5'5 in the picture with glenn. (remember glenn shrinks down to around 5'7 later on the day)
glenn said on 10/Jun/07
mandy is 5-10.robin is 5-7.
max said on 9/Jun/07
If Mandy Moore is 5'8" then Williams is 5'3" She dwarfs him on the MTV awards
Hmmm said on 12/May/07
Y'know that film where he plays a creepy ass Kodak employee? There's a brief scene listing his character's stats - the height was 5'10. Yeah, right. : P
Franco said on 20/Apr/07
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full body.
Franco said on 17/Apr/07
ok here it is, found it.

the 2nd pic walking next to his friend, ROBIN is nearer to the camera and with shoes. looks 5'8 to me WITH shoes.

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let me know.
Franco said on 17/Apr/07
i just watched PATCH ADAMS and there are lots and lots of full body scenes, he is wearing FLATS most of the time and also barefoot.

i swear none of the shots he looked anywhere 5'9, he looked 5'8 with shoes.

Robin Williams (who i adore as an actor) imho was 5'7 and today is 5'6

there's no way around it. if i can post a pic of Patch Adams i will. :)

so 5'6 TODAY ......5'7 Prime. ;)
radio_man said on 2/Apr/07
I think he's 5'6..i think he's struggling to get in the 5'7 mark like preistley
Editor Rob said on 20/Feb/07
cheers leonari, but fuggedabout 1 million, 1 billion dolla!
the site could be improved in many ways, but I've left it kind of same style because glenn uses his phones a lot to browse and its a fine line making changes and not screwing up his ability to read/post!
leonari said on 15/Feb/07
ROB:LOTS OF PEOPLE ENJOYED this site! yOu are doing a fantastic job! This my friend is the number one site in the world when it comes to heights of celebrities! I think thats a great accomplishment and you can be really proud. Even people who are not interested in height unike me make reference to it. you re the man! and so is glenn. his pics are priceless! keep up the great work and don t sell it under a million :-)
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/07
If Roger is 5-9, then surely Robin has shrunk 2 inches?
And Editor would you ever consider selling this site?

[Editor Rob: huh, you offering, 100 quid and its yours ;) !
nah, I remember one time last year thinking when I reached 5,000 heights I would pack my bags and sell, but 2.5 years is the longest I've actively maintained a website with near enough daily involvement, bar a 7-week detour and the site is reasonably big, well...for a niche its ok.
I hope the site still gives a bit of enjoyment to people. I'm sure there are some who would like to run this joint, but the thing is though, when you operate websites for a living motivation can be a big killer, its oh so easy to become lethargic and lose complete interest in topics. It happens...]
Anthony said on 12/Feb/07
Robin has always looked 5'6 at the most to me.
Andy said on 2/Feb/07
The picture with the comedian who claims to be 6'3" is very telling.I would say he's 5'4" or 5'5" at most.There is no reason for a 6'3" comedian to lie about his height.
Incidentally,many celebs have doubles who even sometimes do promos for them.I saw Williams double who looks about 5'9".Could explain some of the odd sightings for example Chuckycheese who claims to have spoken to him on the street in Singapore for a half hour ???
peter papageorgiou said on 26/Jan/07
I am 5'6" and I worked with Robin Williams on Awakenings back in NY. He's my height guys..
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/07
Robin is a max 5-6 barefoot and 5-7 in shoes. The pictures with Elijah Wood show Williams's real height. not very tall!
the shredder said on 30/Dec/06
Rob , something i can tell you this that Williams is NOT any taller then Ben Stiller nowdays ! actually looked a bit shorter in there new movie ! ... 5'7 or under . maybe never was 5'8 ?

[Editor Rob: a chance of 1cm having been lost.]
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/06
In the comic relief show on tv where he hosted with Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, he was an inch taller (at the most) than Whoopi. I don't think Whoopi had on heels. Whoopi is listed every where at 5'5" or 5'5.5".
Brad said on 6/Dec/06
5' 7". How Chevy Chase & Mork got through the late seventies is a mystery. Those guys partied very hard.
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
looks 2" taller than elijah wood at "Happy Feet" premier So 5'8" it is.
Height Tracker said on 1/Nov/06
Roger, I'm pretty sure you mismeasured yourself. You're probably barely scraping 5'8", not just under 5'9".
Drooperdoo said on 11/Oct/06
Williams is clearly 5'7''. He appeared that tall, too, next to Henry Winkler, who is 5'6'' in that first "Happy Days" episode when Mork shows up in Fonzi's world.
kene said on 16/Sep/06
194tim robbins was a head towers Robin Williams.. 170 might be a perfect ans..
Editor Rob said on 15/Sep/06
Ah, I got your email now Roger and added your picture.
Roger Field said on 12/Sep/06
I was Robin Williams' lighting double in Munich in 1983 on "Moscow On The Hudson." Director Paul Mazursky chose me because Robin and I are exactly the same height, a shade under 5'9" without shoes. I am Henry Winkler's cousin and Robin told me that in his opinion I have the same height and build as Henry. Here are two photos of Robin Williams and myself.

[Editor Rob: you'd need to email any photo to and I'd add a link to it]
AJ said on 18/Aug/06
Glenn looks pretty short too...I'd say 5'7.5"

[Editor Rob: wait till you see glenn towering over susan sarandon ;-)]
Mickey said on 19/Jul/06
met him in san francisco. he had just about an inch on me. (I'm 5' 6").
Matt said on 10/Jul/06
Well, don't forget Williams is wearing a cap, so he only looks shorter because his forehead is cut off. 5'7- 5'8 sounds right to me though.
DP said on 1/Jul/06
Robin Williams has never ever lied about his height. I remember when he mentioned on a show one time that he's "a wee little man at 5'7" ".
sitegod said on 21/Apr/06
nah 5'8 was my guess but I'd say 5'7 was a fair height for him... specially whilst watching the the Dead Poets Society
zadeh79 said on 3/Apr/06
If Glenn is 5'8" on the nose, then williams might be in the 5'6 range. You have to consider that Glenn is leaning over a bit.
trueheight said on 3/Apr/06
that's cuz all the rest of'em are tallish; the shortest Drew Carrey is 5'10
Mondo said on 2/Mar/06
There is a "whos line is it anyways" online now with him in it. He looks 5' 3.
Mr. R said on 8/Feb/06
During Mork and Mindy days, he was 5-8. When I saw him after the Oscars in 2000, he was definitely closer to 5-7.
tgri said on 7/Feb/06
he looked about 5'6 in popeye . on the other hand.. i have seen him look 5'9ish in some movies. i say 5'6.5 to 5'8 is pretty fair and honest. i have heard people say 5'10/5'11 which is so unreal.
Shane said on 6/Feb/06
In Jumanji, he looks 5 foot 8 if not taller standing beside 5'7.5 Bonnie Hunt, he looks over an inch taller than her, and his legs don't look short to me.

[Editor Rob: outwith the film I'd say both are 5ft 7 range, the 1/2 inch for her maybe too much...]
CoolJ said on 6/Feb/06
Glenn is slouching.. Williams is 5'6.5 - 5'7
Dominic said on 5/Feb/06
He looks about 5"7 to 5"7.5 beside Glenn.
JR said on 2/Feb/06
Robin and Glenn look the same height in this photo. So, 5'7 to 5'8 must be accurate. I would have guessed 5'6, but that may be because of his weight. Robin seems taller than Billy Crystal, who probably stands at 5'5.
Anonymous said on 27/Jan/06
some of his movies he looks 5`7" in others 5`6" but I doubt that he was ever 5`8"
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
5-7 it is.
elio said on 13/Jan/06
I think his proportions make him look taller than he is.

For example, look how small his head looks compared to Glenn's, who himself does not have a large head.

Having a smaller head can give an illusion of being taller.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
oh,didnt see this one.I just found it funny to see the 2 of them together looking short with me.
CelebHeights Editor said on 12/Jan/06
A pic of Robin and Glenn now added.
A-Bomb said on 10/Dec/05
I agree Williams always looked taller in his movies than 5'7", but you guys should watch him in Mork and Mindy from the late 70s. He looks like he's even struggling with 5'7" in that series.
Steven said on 9/Dec/05
MrChris, my guess is Connie Nielsen is wearing high heels...

As for Robin, somehow I always imagined him to be taller, he doesn't have a 5'7'' posture. more like 5'10'' or something.
Z2 said on 30/Aug/05
If you watch, "Good Will Hunting," the scene towards the end where Matt Damon is in Robin's office, the two are really about the same height, but Matt Damon seemed to be wearing thick shoes. I'd say the two look in the range of 5'6".

[Editor Rob: certainly when Robin says he's 5ft 7, Damon being 5ft 10 does not really compute]
CelebHeights Editor said on 26/Aug/05
From StaticMultimedia, Robin said: "Listen, I'm five seven, I'm a little person. That's a midget."
Straight from the man's mouth.
Chuckycheese said on 6/Aug/05
It doesn't seem reasonable to associate madness with guessing someone's height. Barefooted, I am almost exactly 71 inches (as of today) and I'll readily admit that when I talked with Robin Williams, I wasn't obsessed with his height (as Ricardo seems to be). Based on the comments, It would seem only reasonable that I'm in a better position to know than people that have only seen him in movies. Maybe I don't remember correctly...and I'm certainly not going to lie awake nights worrying about it. What about you, Ricardo?? Hmmmmm?
Ricardo said on 5/Aug/05
Are you mad Chuckcheese, 5'10"!! there is only two explanations here... you are not the 5'11" you think, or our friend Robin Williams wears lifts.
Chuckycheese said on 5/Aug/05
I met Robin on the street in Singapore about 7 or 8 years ago and talked with him (one on one) for about 30 or 40 minutes. I am 5'11" and would guess he's probably 5'10"...maybe slightly less but not by much.
Mr. Awesome said on 27/Jul/05
Yeah, well the problem is that Matt Damon is not 5'11'', not 5'10'', and from the evidence people have brought to light on this site, he even could be struggling with 5'9'', and 5'8'' and change for Damon is not out of the question. This would put Williams at much shorter than you are making him out to be, McFan.
McFan said on 9/Jul/05
Robin Williams is at least 5'7, possibly 5'8. Look at "Good Will Hunting." There is 2-3 inches difference between he and Damon.
Simmy said on 7/May/05
In the movie One Hour Photo he is measured as he gets his mugshot and is listed at 5'9. Don't know how accurate this is.
Ricardo said on 11/Apr/05
yeah. In one of his movies you saw him being measured. He stood at 69 inches, but had his shoes on. Remove the shoes... minus the hair... 5 ft 7 1/2"
Robert Daniels said on 6/Feb/05
I ran into Robin Williams in the Castro section of San Francisco. I was at least 4" taller than he was. I'm 5'8".
Mr. R said on 4/Feb/05
This is right. Saw him after the Oscars in 2000.

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