Tim Allen's Height
5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
American actor best known for playing Tim 'The Toolman' Taylor in TV series Home Improvement and Mike Baxter in Last Man Standing. In film he has appeared in Galaxy Quest, the Santa Claus series, Wild Hogs, Jungle 2 Jungle, Big Trouble and voiced Buzz Lightyear in The Toy Story series.
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Chris said on 24/Jan/16
JCL, you are a hopeless judge of height if you think that Allen is 5'5' or 5'6" max. You just didn't get it right when you met him.
JCL said on 5/Jan/16
I'm the shortest in my family at 6'2". I have an uncle that's 6' 7". My wife is 5'3". She and I were standing next to Tim Allen at a Saleen unveiling at Leguna Seca 15 years ago. Neither one of us could believe how short he was. 5'5" or 5'6" at max. He was wearing high healed boots and was barely taller than my wife.
CDS said on 13/Feb/15
I saw on a talk show, Richard Karn (who played Al Borland) claimed 5'11", and thought that was odd considering Tim looked a good inch taller than him most of the time, which would make him 6 ft. That didn't seem reasonable to me since I put him more in the 5'10" area. The 5'10.5" estimate is probably right on the money.
Prince said on 31/Oct/14
Tim looked pretty tall on Home Improvement. I bet his height back then was at least 5'10 1/2" perhaps 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
"Peak height was 5ft 10.75in (180cm)"
"Tim Allen's height is 5ft 10.25in (178cm)"
Could pass for 5ft11 on Home Improvement
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/14
Chuck Norris can you update with a photo and "American actor best known for roles in TV series such as Home Improvement and Last Man Standing and roles in films such as The Galaxy Quest, the Toy Story series, the Santa Claus series, Jungle 2 Jungle and Big Trouble."
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
Yeah he looked around 5 ft 10 in Jungle 2 Jungle I thought. 178-9 is OK, no more though.
Lenad is sexy said on 21/Dec/13
he looks 5'10 at the very most.
jordydecke said on 7/Dec/13
in 'crazy on the outside' you see him standing up for a mugshot and it shows him clearly well over the 6' barrier, which of course isn't true. What's the point in them lying? As if anyone's not gonna enjoy the film as much if they find out the protagonist is under six foot!
Knowitall said on 14/Sep/13
Just saw him at the local phone store. No more than five nine. He drives a really sharp looking black Nisson GTR.
Hannon Amos said on 4/Jul/13
Did he really claim 5'11"??
Sighter said on 1/Nov/12
I have met him in person. He came into the restaurant I work at, and one of the things that struck me in particular is how much shorter he was in person than I had imagined. Definitely not an inch or even half an inch over 5'10. I almost want to say 5'9ish. He was also genuinely nice, and did not make a fuss about the kitchen messing up his order, or the server not carching the mistake. One if his companions paid the bill, and they were generous.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
All his daughter in last man standing are tiny. One of them was shorter than kim kardashian. I think they are all under 163cm. 179cm.
steven said on 15/Jan/12
maybe 5'10 nowadays.
Silent d said on 2/Dec/11
He looked 6 foot in zoom. 179cm is about right. In that santa claus movie he looked tall next to frank boyle. 179cm.
arb said on 9/Nov/11
doesn't look above 5'10
the AMAZING Babushka said on 21/Oct/11
looked 5'9" on home improvement
HeightExpert said on 13/Sep/11
he's 5'10.5 or 6'0 at the most...nowadays probably around 5'11*
HeightExpert said on 12/Sep/11
he is 5'10.5 or 5'11 at the most...nowadays probably around 6'11
jake said on 21/Apr/11
5' 10.25 peak, now at around 58, 5' 9.75
Jim said on 17/Jan/11
Was on the Golden Globes yesterday. Looked 2 inches shorter than Tom.
James said on 5/Jan/11
Got my photo taken with him at a friend's wedding in Detroit. I'm 6'1. He was a couple notches shorter than me. So, I'd say 5'10 or 5'11 is right on.
Legend said on 31/Dec/10
I have to say next to 5'10 drew Carey on one of the Home Improvement episodes he looks 5'9.75 range. So I say that he's just under 5'10.
DMaN1528 said on 19/Dec/10
always has looked 5foot9-5foot10
Clay said on 26/Nov/10
jtm says on 27/Jul/10
i think he was 5'10.5 at his peak but nowadays he looks under 5'10.
You could be on to something. He always looked 5'10.5 on Home Improvement but that show ended a decade ago he is approaching 60 now.
patrick said on 28/Sep/07
Tim Allen looks like he's 5'9 1/2, at the very most. He was on Leno's show, wearing boots, and he looked shorter than him.
Aaron said on 22/Sep/07
mrs shoe, I think you need to get your eyes checked. Travolta was definitely the tallest in that movie. He had tim allen by about 1.5 to 2 inches, which is to be expected assuming that the heights listed on the site for travolta and allen are accurate. How tall are you? If your significantly shorter than allen and travolta, then posture/footwear/ground level could have thrown off your judgement leading you to think allen is taller. The listings for travolta and allen here are pretty spot-on in my opinion.
sam said on 18/Sep/07
giantmidget, how tall are you, i mean big, or just big for someone who is a midget? (not mocking, just asking what the name means)
Bad Radio said on 18/Aug/07
5'10.5 sounds right.
James said on 9/Aug/07
A few days ago I saw him in this movie where he plays a buissnessmen and challenges this guy to a fight and the movie revolves around him traning to beat him. To the point throughout that whole entire film looked no more than 5ft9 I mean nearly everyone in that film was taller than him?
Anonymous said on 8/Aug/07
i think 5'10.5 is bang on near hanks 6 ft isnt far from his claim probably 5'11 morning and 5'10.25 to 5'10.5 before bed
giantmidget said on 5/Aug/07
"So if Travolta is 6'2" as he claims, that'd put Allen at 6'2.5"."
Now I've heard it all.
Back to the focus... I think 5'10.5" is spot on. He looks perfectly average, which 5'10.5" is.
Derek said on 26/Jul/07
Remember, guys that he often wears bigger boots that make him appear taller. Besides, I think Travolta's around 6 ft. and Tim's boots probably had bigger heels than his. I'd say Tim Allen is 5'll on the dot.
Mrs Shoe said on 13/Jul/07
I met him when he was in London promoting Wild Hogs and he was the tallest of the Hogs, at least 1/2 inch taller than Travolta. So if Travolta is 6'2" as he claims, that'd put Allen at 6'2.5". He wasn't much taller than Ray Liotta either, but definitely the tallest of the Hogs.
Bobo said on 28/Apr/07
yeah he's 5'10, because Wilson is listed at 6'3. There appears to be about a 5inch difference
Frank said on 1/Mar/07
Tim was on Leno last night and Leno looked about a half inch to an inch taller but i would have to say a half inch
me said on 8/Dec/06
i saw him at disneyland some years back with his family and he was taller than i thought. i would say he had to be 5'11 or close to it.
dmeyer said on 1/Nov/06
jay leno apeared a in plus on him yesturday
Anonymous said on 28/Oct/06
Is there a picture of allen next to jay leno?
dmeyer said on 23/Oct/06
he is not mush shorter than hanks 1 to 1.5 smaller than hanks so hanks aint over 6 feet if allen is 179 thats already 4 cm hanks dosnt have 2 inches on him
Adam said on 9/Oct/06
WTF!!! Tim Allen is not 5'11" Karn is 5'8" and on Home Improvement Tim Allen is less then an inch taller...
TNTinCA said on 17/Aug/06
I thought he was closer to 5'11" as well. In Galaxy Quest, he and Sigourney Weaver were about the same height in several scenes together.
MHouillon said on 2/Feb/06
Tim Allen is a solid 180cm.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 26/Jan/06
He always looked 5'8.5 2 me maybe 5'9.
gdawg said on 3/Jan/06
5'10"-5'10.5" seems right. I stood right next to him at a Barnes and Noble bookstore in West L.A. He was looking at comedy books. I'm around 5'9" and he was about an inch taller than me.
Tim Allen said on 19/Oct/05
Aaaarrrrugg?!?! I am actually 5'11" thank you very much.
[Editor Rob: actually, now that I think about it Allen stood near one of those height chart things for some movie, I think santa klaus...hmm]
Mr. R said on 27/May/05
Tim is another one who is hard to pin down, cause he often wears cowboy boots. I saw him at the Mission to Mars premiere, and he had on boots that day as well. But Richard Karn is NOT 5-10, but closer to 5-8, which made Tim look taller on Tool Time. This is a pretty good estimate.
Anonymous said on 26/May/05
In my opinion Tim Allen is at least 5'11" as you can see him standing near Richard Karn being 5'10".
Ricardo said on 19/Feb/05
more like 5'9" to me