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Stephen Merchant's Height is 6ft 7in (201 cm)

British actor and writer known for roles in TV series The Office and Extras. He said in an interview, "one's a short, fat guy and one's 6'7" referring to his attempts to get Hugo Boss to give him and Gervais suits for Bafta's. In the same IcBirmingham interview he talked about height issues: "... heard all the jokes. People say things like 'Did your parents put you in a grow bag?' and 'What's the weather like up there?'...I went to the bar to get a drink and a bloke sniggered 'That's a tall order!'s amazing how people feel they can make fun of your height when they never would if you were fat or disabled". In 2015 he mentioned a peril of being too tall: "I'm too tall. I am 6ft 7in, so I've been most people's height at some point in my life, and 6ft 4in is the best. You're tall, but you don't have to bend when you go through a door."

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Comment on the Height of Stephen Merchant

Rifle said on 6/Dec/15
In big bang theory S09E09 he looked 6'9" with Leonard.
James B said on 30/Nov/15
Lillo thomas said on 28/Feb/15
6'4 isn't too tall. 6'4 is solid tall . It's almost in the very tall range. 6'5 - 6'6 is the start of the very tall range. I agree with Stephen Merchant. 6'7 is too tall in real life. 6'7 is a very good height for playing basketball. For nonbasketball guys being this tall must suck.

6'3-6'4 range is the start of very tall. 6'4 is a weak very tall height yes but it's still within the very tall category. 6'5 and 6'6 are legit tall heights.

Merchant at 6'7 is virtually a giant.
S.J.H said on 22/Nov/15
I don't he was 6'7 not even 6'6.75 , because i check out the lip sync clip that merchant with 5'9 joseph gordon levitt at best he look 6'6.5 there and even a flat 6'6
A6'2Guy said on 27/Jun/15
@hal I agree, I also agree that you shouldn't discriminate with people of any height, short or tall.
hal said on 2/Jun/15
A 6'7" guy saying 6'4" is tall? Wow, I love this guy even more now. It proves that he's not one of those manmore jerks who thinks that every guy under 6'5" is either short or average height.
Rifle said on 5/Apr/15
Hi Rob,
Could Stephen Merchant be 6'8" out of bed?
Also are the heights of really tall celebs(6'6" and above) in this website their afternoon or evening heights?
[Editor Rob: it's the same all round, afternoon/evening. I'm sure he'd touch 6ft 8 yes.]
hal said on 4/Apr/15
Are you for real? Did you mistake that 7 for a 0 or a 1? How can a guy who's 6'7" not think he's that tall and wish he was taller? To most normal height people, like me(184cm), Stephen's a giant. I think 200cm is the start of giant range. I wish I was his height or close to it.

And I think Stephen's a legit 6'7". Maybe a strong 6'7". Like 202cm.
Lillo thomas said on 28/Feb/15
6'4 isn't too tall. 6'4 is solid tall . It's almost in the very tall range. 6'5 - 6'6 is the start of the very tall range. I agree with Stephen Merchant. 6'7 is too tall in real life. 6'7 is a very good height for playing basketball. For nonbasketball guys being this tall must suck.
Legend said on 26/Feb/15
Why are people saying this is too tall?
Stephen probably wishes he was even taller than what he is. Its a fact most people around his height do indeed wish they were taller and do not think they are that tall.
Duberry said on 8/Jan/15
Must suck being this height, like being a 5'2 guy on the opposite end of the spectrum. Top bloke though.
Hetty said on 9/Dec/14
where do you reckon a 6'4 & 6'1 guy would end up near him? near the eyebrow/under his ear maybe?
[Editor Rob: probably above his eyebrow, his head isn't a huge size or anything for his height. A 6ft 1 man probably wouldn't look that much above his nose.]
BGee said on 24/Nov/14
Definitely 6'7 (looks a bit like he was supposed to be 6'3 or 6'4 but was stretched out), hence the way too tall height he has now (anything over 6'5 is too tall in my book). Though he'd make a great Plastic Man with those lanky limbs of his!
Hauptstadt said on 12/Sep/14
@James B

Perfect tall height is 188-193. Too bad i'm only 186cm and will probably not reach dat dere 6'2.
James B said on 11/Sep/14
Yeah he looked a weak 6'7 for sure in Modern Family. Peter Crouch could have a good 1 inch on this guy.
James B said on 1/Aug/14
Even 6'4 is still too tall. I'd say perfect tall height is 5'11-6'2
avi said on 16/May/14
@The Exorcist says on 7/Dec/12
He's about 6'7".

He's making Matt Lucas and Elton John look like midgets here:
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actually he doesnt look more than 9-10 inches bigger than Elton John who is 5'7 at best. so 6'6-6'7 for Merchant. and yes its too tall i agree with him.
person said on 25/Apr/14
stephen merchant looks taller than he actually is because i thought he was around 6'9-6'10 but when me and my mates met him in london and i'm legitimately 6'8; i was startled and perplexed to find out that i had around half an inch to an inch over him. 6'7-6'7.5 for stevie boy.
django said on 28/Mar/14
I know what he says about his height, that's not too reliable when you're too tall though innit
Editor said on 21/Nov/13
He said recently "Being 6ft 7in is too tall. 6ft 4in is much better"
Hypado said on 20/Nov/13
I must say he looks taller than 6'7"

John said on 18/Nov/13
Been watching "Hello Girls" and I must say he looks taller than 6'7".
Aerocobbler said on 26/Jun/13
Easy,easy,easy 6'7. I would have thought closer to or 6'8. I saw his standup show and he looked gigantic.
Fei said on 24/Jan/13
Door Frame comment from below - if its an American movie, remember that US doorframes are 6'8", not 2m.
cansen79 said on 4/Jan/13
I think he's more than 6'7. I know that he's quite skinny and that adds a bit to it, but still 201cm is not too tall. I honestly believe that he's at least a strong 6'8
The Exorcist said on 7/Dec/12
He's about 6'7".

He's making Matt Lucas and Elton John look like midgets here:
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MaskDeMasque said on 28/Oct/12
I think he might be 6'6ish actually. 6'7 out of bed. Has 6 inches on pilkington who i don't think is taller than 6'.
somedude said on 30/Sep/12
he is tall but he is built like peter crouch i think. how much do you guys reckon he weighs??
EB said on 8/Aug/12
I seriously thought he would have been about 5'11" because he is always sitting next to Ricky and he looks so thin and weedy. When I heard 6'7" I was literally like "Holy F***!"
Henry said on 10/Aug/07
I was next to him at the Prince Concert, he's easily 6'7".

He also dances strangely.
pianochris said on 24/Apr/07
Well the standard height for a doorframe in the UK is 6'6" and this guy has to duck to get in the doorway in 'Extra's'. Oh but maybe they built the set smaller to make him look big......yeh right
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/06
he's massive, saw him in london recently and he ws simply towering over the people he was with. funny this guy is normal looking but he is so stringy
david said on 17/Dec/06
luis-garcia you have no sense to judge height if you think he's 6'4,really mate.
Anon said on 3/Dec/06
Stephen Merchant is 6"7 - he's said so numerous times before, as has Ricky Gervais. The photo doesn't really do him justice as he's at least a step behind Gervais and Gallagher.
Rastus said on 29/Sep/06
This guy is at least 6' 7", probably even more. Saw him on Extras last night and he was so much bigger than Gervais (and a dwarf, ironically enough) that it looked superimposed. 6'4" and 6'5" guys like Goldblum, Vaughn and Hasselhof look very tall beside most people on screen or in pictures. However Merchant towers over people so much that you have to do a double take to believe what you're seeing.
Kat said on 27/Apr/06
My friend, who is 6', was at the University of Warwick with Steve [they did a radio show together] and he says that Steve is 6'6"
Fozzy said on 28/Mar/06
6'7'' my arse!

they only said that because anything above 6'6'' is very unusual
fmem said on 5/Mar/06
he says he's 6ft 7
and he DOES tower above Gervais. just look at the pictures of them at the Golden Globes. They barely got Ash Atalla and Stephen's heads in the same shot
CelebHeights Editor said on 6/Jan/06
From hbo site, " He's eight foot tall, has stupid glasses, awful hair, but it makes me look good, which is why he's in the series. We look so strange on screen together as well. The height difference is ridiculous. I want people to know that he is a freak and I'm the normal one. Don't look at this and go, "What? Didn't know Ricky was a dwarf." I'm not. He's the weird one." - Ricky Gervais
makdaddy said on 5/Jan/06
luis_garcia u are wrong if u knew wat 6'4 was u would'nt say that its incorrect 6'6 but no way 6'4
Luis_Garcia said on 25/Dec/05
No way is he 6'7, if he was he would completely tower Gervais and Gallagher. I'd say he's 6'4, 6'5 max

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