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Tom Hanks height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films like The Da Vinci Code, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Big, Catch Me if You Can, Toy Story (Woody), Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Mr. Banks, Philadelphia and the Green Mile. A 1986 article described him as "6 feet tall, weighs about 160."
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Mar/15
If Colin is 185-186cm, Tom has gotta be a little shy of the mark.
But still close enough to 6ft to get away with claiming it.

Rob, has Hanks ever claimed a height?
[Editor Rob: not sure, but he was typically called 6ft, one article suggests it might be his publicised height. Today he could be now in the fraction shy, typically by his age a small fraction is likely. ]
Dmeyer says on 9/Mar/15
Rob its Time for peak heigh 6ft can look as low as. 5'11-11.5 today so 5'11.5 listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Mar/15
"Peak height was 6ft 0¼in (184cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 2/Mar/15
Rob, is 5ft11 possible for Hanks now?
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 yes, 5ft 11 flat I'm not sure if he looks that low.]
b-mint1994 says on 26/Feb/15
I always thought he was 6'4" or something like that. Goes to show what the cameras can do to you
Dmeyer says on 22/Feb/15
6 ft peak solid 0.5in loss today 5'11.5 wish is ok by 60
CDS says on 18/Feb/15
Not sure if he's lost any height, but I would say even in his prime he was never a solid 6'; maybe 5'11 1/2" max. In "Dragnet", as Hypado mentions below, 6' Dan Aykroyd was about an inch taller (or at least a half inch). In "Apollo 13", he and 5'11" Bill Paxton were almost identical in height. On SNL recently 5'11" Alec Baldwin looked about the same height, or maybe even a hair taller (although some have speculated about him possibly wearing lifts-??). I'm going to go with peak height (end of day barefoot) 5'11"-5'11 1/2".
Mathew says on 4/Feb/15
I really think he was more of a strong 5'11" even in his prime, than a legit 6 footer. He's always had near 4" on Spielberg, but not really any more than that. His son who is 6'1" seems to have him by more than just a flat 1". I will say though, he's got pretty good posture and I think he's only dropped fractional height at 58.
Hypado says on 2/Feb/15
I watch ''Dragnet'' today

Dan Aykroyd - 185 cm
Tom Hanks - 183 cm
Steve says on 1/Feb/15
I agree. Hanks always looked six feet.
Judd says on 30/Jan/15
IMO 6' peak and 5'11.5"-5'11.75" today
Dmeyer says on 14/Jan/15
Click Here , thats not a 179.5-80 men with 183cm men , évén 11.75 is questionable 11.5 is closer today
Dmeyer says on 14/Jan/15
Click Here , similar posture and footwear good angle he has a hard time to look over 5'11.25 as matt isnt over solid 5'10.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 11/Jan/15
Rob, could 182cm in 2015 could be on the cards?
[Editor Rob: he's at times in the weak 6ft territory yes.]
miko says on 3/Jan/15
I think he's shipped a CM, 181/182 for Hanks in 2015. Just a fractional loss for a man fast approaching 60.
HeightcrazyRed6ft says on 1/Jan/15
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Rob what do you think about this shot? how much adds the angle? footwear on/off?
[Editor Rob: the middle of the camera is probably right around his chin area, so somewhere in 5ft 3 range chin + head and you have 6ft and a bit on average. Then minus shoes and add back what he'd be in a measured pose...I think close to 6ft is quite possible, but unfortunately it's always harder to tell how much he might lose.]
Judd says on 27/Dec/14
Rob, according with Dmeyer there're no doubt about the fact he could be 6'0" in his first movies...
Only, today he really does look a bit shorter. You think his current height deserve a small downgrade? Like 5'11.5"?
[Editor Rob: maybe he is drifting a bit shy of 6ft, although I think at times he can still with good posture pull off almost that mark. He's got to an age that his posture might not be as good.]
The Exorcist says on 27/Dec/14
@ Fog: I think Tom is taller than Darren Bent.

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Tom has camera advantage in these photos because he's nearer, but I still think he's taller than him, (even) if it's only by a little.

5'11.5 for Tom
Dmeyer says on 25/Dec/14
Peak a 182.5-3cm who looked 184cm because of posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Dec/14
183-184cm peak is possible for Hanks. Looked that range in Forest Gump, Sleepless In Seattle and You'e Got Mail.

Lol, looks 6ft3 in Bosom Buddies in high heels!
cole says on 16/Dec/14
He has clearly dropped a little, which is perfectly natural at the age of 58. Should make the current listing "peak" and 5ft 11.5in as his height.
And for the love of all that is holy, give the man a picture!
Mike says on 6/Dec/14
Rob, can you add more films like Catch Me if You Can, The Terminal and Saving Mr. Banks? Always looked a legit 6ft in all his films.
Luc says on 13/Nov/14
Always minimun 1.83, best days 1.85.
Dmeyer says on 9/Nov/14
On average people drop Max 0.5cm or 0.2in at 48 , some drop nothing others 1cm
Lenad 5 ft 9.75in says on 8/Nov/14
Strong 6'0 guy when younger. Looks tall, above average but not stand out like the same way a 6'1-6'2 range guy would
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 30/Oct/14
He looked 6ft1-6ft2 in Road To Perdition w/h lifts.
Arch Stanton says on 26/Oct/14
In fairness he often looked near 6'1" on screen to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Oct/14
He got described as 6ft2 once I think!
Fog says on 16/Oct/14
Looks in the 5'11 range now. Was looking at a photo of when he met the Aston Villa team in the USA and looks the same height as Darren Bent who is listed at 5'11. However I'd agree 6'0 at peak.
PathfinderCC says on 10/Oct/14
only 1,84m 6´0.5" high in mugshot when young peak
- shoes 1,81m young
Realist says on 9/Oct/14
Great actor, superb height, not great looking though. But he remains one of my favourites.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Oct/14
He could fall into the 5ft11½-5ft11¾ zone today at 58

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jamie179cm says on 20/Sep/14
i think hanks come be the same height as me
Dmeyer says on 20/Sep/14
He Èven looked a full 6'0 10 years back when i met him
judd says on 20/Sep/14
red, i belive dmeyer's words: almost 6'00" 10-20 years ago and 5'11.5" today is perfecly believable...he was very close to strong sixfooter actors, like Tommy Lee Jones or Harrison Ford...
Until 2006 he was very close to 6'0 (look at him next to Jean Reno, who's not shorter than 6'1 and Paul Bettany), but in the recent years he had a little loss, i think about 1cm...
Dmeyer says on 31/Aug/14
I met him several Times 10 yrs back any thing under 5'11.5 is impossible and 5'11.75-6ft is likelier 10 yrs back
Danimal says on 29/Aug/14
Sam says on 20/Aug/14
MAX 5'11"? Uh, sorry Danimal, don't know what you're seeing...Even in some of yur pictures, Hanks can look 2 inches over Hannah and very similar height to Geena Davis.

He's shorter than 6'0" Geena Davis in every pic I provided. He's never been over 5'11" imo. You are welcome to your own.
Chuckie Cheese 2 says on 29/Aug/14
He was listed at 6 ft 0 and 170 lbs at age 26 in 1982 in magazines: Click Here

He looked a legit 6 ft 0, maybe he's 5-11.5 now.
cole says on 20/Aug/14
@Editor Rob: Is it time to give Tom a peak and a current height?
He often looks under 6ft now a days.
Sam says on 20/Aug/14
MAX 5'11"? Uh, sorry Danimal, don't know what you're seeing...Even in some of yur pictures, Hanks can look 2 inches over Hannah and very similar height to Geena Davis.
bodwaya says on 17/Aug/14
he was 1 inch shorter then dan akroyd so i guess he was 6 foot in hus younger days obvously shrunk time for a down grade oh well still good actor
Danimal says on 14/Aug/14
Here he is in 1984 (27 years old) looking barely 5'11" with 5'10" Daryl Hannah (who was also in flats):

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Danimal says on 14/Aug/14
MAX 5'11" guy in 1992 (35 years old), with 6'0" Geena Davis (who wore flats in all scenes):

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Dmeyer says on 12/Aug/14
In most. Pics with spacey hamm he looks 3in over spacey and similar to ham
bodwaya says on 12/Aug/14
he is voted most down to earth man he seems nice he towerd 5 foot 9 seymore hoffman. but the pic next to jon hamm says he shrunk 5 foot 11
James B says on 10/Aug/14
"Tom Hanks - as mentioned above very nice. Kept to himself and had a security detail to keep people away - but was great to people who "made it through." Bold personality, filled a room. Unreal how tall he was in real life."
bodwaya says on 29/Jul/14
hes 3 inches on 5 foot 9 kinear in youve got mail 6 foot for sure
Josh says on 26/Jul/14
In the mugshot Hanks can looks around 182 or 183 it all depends from what kind of shoes he wore!
I'm 182 and if i wear not thick shoes (like converse) i look very close to 6' but if i wear common dress shoes (which give 1-1,25") i looks closer to 6'1.
The top of my ear is around 5'8 when i wear converse and around 5'8.5-75 when i'm in dress shoes.
It's also important to Know that mugshot can give a inflated vision of a person's height.
It all depends from the height of the camera, how rob explains in one of his articles, and from the distance between the man and the's not very easy judge a person's height from a mugshot...however, not always!
max says on 26/Jul/14
in that mugshot pic from when he was younger, he looks about 184-185cm but we can assume that's in shoes which would put him in the 182-183cm range during his younger days don't you think, rob?
Dmeyer says on 29/Jun/14
Yeah he shed 0.5in 1.3cm peak 183 today 181.5
cole says on 28/Jun/14
A young Tom Hanks (movie mugshot).
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bodwaya says on 26/Jun/14
he edged out tom sizemore in privaate ryan by 2 inches
Dmeyer says on 22/Jun/14
Rob wath do you think of the clip hanks posture isnt gréât the 3 of Them look about 5'11.5 thaugh i thaught hanks Will beat alec , i think hanks is the kind of Guy who looked légit 6'0. 8 yrs ago now looks barely 5'11-11.5 Like travolta
[Editor Rob: Hanks looks possibly like 5ft 11.5 today, a half inch by late 50's isn't a shock or anything, like travolta who can look just 5ft 11-11.5 at most.]
The Exorcist says on 22/Jun/14
He's shorter than (5'11.5" listed) Alec Baldwin and (5'11.5" listed) Justin Timberlake in this SNL clip. Start the video at 5:16
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Dmeyer says on 19/Jun/14
Peak 182.5-3cm now 181.5-2cm 1cm loss at 60 is good
DMEYER says on 18/Jun/14
at peak he can look anywere 5 ft 11.75-6 ft 0.25 in in person i thaught he was a hair taller than me so must have been 6 ft
valiant says on 17/Jun/14
I think in his first movies (Bachelor Party, Big, the Burbs) he was between 182 and 183, like 182,5cm.
Today he looks a good cm under that, he could be between 180,5 and 181,5...

"Peak Height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)"
"Today is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)"
mike says on 16/Jun/14
5ft 11.25 today 5ft 11.75 peak.
cole says on 13/Jun/14
@Dmeyer: I don't know what you have seen to think this, but there's no way Tom is 0.5-1in SHORTER than Leo now. He looked about an inch taller than Leo in Catch Me If You Can, and at events as well he pulled off looking an inch or so taller. He'd have to have lost near 2 inches of height from his peak, which he obviously hasn't. 181 cm is possible today though, like you say, but he can still look 182 cm range.
bodwaya says on 3/Jun/14
he was eye level with 6 foot bruce dern in burbs
Dmeyer says on 3/Jun/14
5-10 years back he looked solid 183cm today had a hard time looking more than 181cm
[Editor Rob: maybe last 5 years he has now lost a fraction, he's at an age it is possible]
Dmeyer says on 3/Jun/14
Rob how Côme he use to look 1 in on Guys Like DiCaprio today 0.5-1in shorter than leo , posture maybe , defenetly 6' peak and no léss than 5'11.5 now
tjonh says on 2/Jun/14
clearly sees a 182 or 183 at most
jameorr4 says on 20/May/14
seriously guys a legit 6ft guy imo is bradley cooper and hayden christensen not tom hanks
berta says on 20/May/14
not shorter than 183 could be almost 184 about same height as peak harrison ford just slighly shorter
DMEYER says on 13/May/14
in person he looked about 183cm not as tall as 184cm but no shorter than 182cm so 182-3cm at 48 yrs when i met him today he is 58 so 1cm loss is very likely making him 5 ft 11.5 today i think he dosnt look smaller than this
jamieorr4 says on 9/May/14
179cm imo he seem to the same built as me maybe 5ft11 max he just doesn't look like a legit 6ft guy to me
Sam says on 28/Apr/14
I thought he could still seem near six foot in Captain Phillips, in which he was really quite good. Not just hype, I think Hanks is the rare giant movie star to stay grounded, maybe because he knew years of failure to get his career on track, although a lot of his recent films haven't been as good either.
Connor 184.5-185cm says on 26/Apr/14
He looked 5ft 11 in Captian Phillips, 182-3cm at peak for Tom seems likely, i dont think hes still 6ft now, 180.5-181cm i think is his range nowadays.
James B says on 30/Mar/14
In sleepless in Seattle looked 6'1
Arch Stanton says on 16/Feb/14
Ah he had on big boots that's why. Hanks actually looks 6'1"-6'2" in them.
Arch Stanton says on 16/Feb/14
Rob can you add Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Cast Away and the Green Mile? Looks easily 6 ft 1 actually in Charlie Wilson's War, towers over Amy Adams.
dmeyer says on 9/Feb/14
rob in 2014 dicaprio who aint over 181.5cm and aint Under 181cm is taller than hanks in all the pics they have together in late 13 and ealy 14 also pitt seems to beat hanks in several shoes while both pitt and leo have normal shoes 5 ft 11 flat is wath he can look at times , i think hanks lost height from 10 years agoo when he looked 2cm over leo now looks 1cm shorter i think the chances are high that hanks is 5 ft 11.25-11.5 today looking 5 ft 11 flat at times he is bo 6 footer anymore
Arch Stanton says on 30/Jan/14
LOL if they ever do a film based on Harold Shipman Hanks could play him convincingly I think, his look and pained expressions in Captain Phillips really reminded me a lot of him.
Mathew says on 29/Jan/14
Seahawksfan says on 4/Jan/14

@Mathew I think that there's something off with that photo as Hanks is actually taller than DiCaprio by an inches, and Sacha Baron Cohen is more like 6'3.25 as he's like .5 taller than Will Ferrell and 2 inches taller than Jim Carrey whose about 6'1.25 (not 6'1.5"). I've also seen him by Sacha Baron Cohen with him looking only 2.5-3 inches shorter than Sacha Baron Cohen.


I agree Hanks is taller than Leo in actuality. SBC is a legit 6'3", maybe 6'3.25" but no more. And I think Hanks is at least 3.5" shorter than SBC.
dmeyer says on 25/Jan/14
paxton is defenetly is/was 5 ft 11.5 he looks taller than denzel for some reason , i met hanks he didnt look a 6 ft 0.5 in guy , 6 ft is good and 5 ft 11.5-11.75 now he alwais stands well so pulls off easy near 6 ft 1
Arch Stanton says on 16/Jan/14
Rob can you add Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Cast Away and the Green Mile? Obviously he's been in a lot of great films but I think the above ones definitely need mention, especially Philadelphia (Academy Award for Best Actor) and Cast Away.
Arch Stanton says on 16/Jan/14
He looks around 6ft to me in Captain Phillips. Great film BTW. There's a Somali actor in it who's suppoedly 6'3".
Tori says on 10/Jan/14
He does not look 6ft . Barry pepper looks taller than him
Balrog says on 3/Jan/14
He is looking 182cm a lot lately, I could buy 6'0" at peak but now he looks 5'11" range
penguinboy25 says on 3/Jan/14
From what I can gather he's 182cm simply put.
James says on 30/Dec/13
Rob his illness might make him shrink to 5'11 flat perhaps?
Mathew says on 26/Dec/13
satchy says on 23/Dec/13
185 in the morning probably


Nah. He's never been that tall. Baron Cohen is 191 cm Click Here Hanks has never been a big 6 footer. I would say 181 cm but I trust Dmeyer's account so I'd go with 182 cm instead, but 183 - 185 cm is pushing it too far. I don't believe he's a guy who has lost anything significant in height though. He's got pretty good posture too.
DMEYER says on 26/Dec/13
i think 183cm peak 182.5cm now at worst 182cm at near 60 1 cm loss isnt bad
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Dec/13
184-185cm straight out of bed is likely.
satchy says on 23/Dec/13
185 in the morning probably
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Dec/13
6ft then and now
Lenad is sexy says on 13/Dec/13
184cm is possible for his peak. No more than that though
DMEYER says on 9/Dec/13
i was very close to tom hanks height in person he was 48 so about peak height i am just over 5 ft 11.25 night 184cm for hanks will mean 1-1.25 taller he looked more 0.5 in taller
Lenad is sexy says on 8/Dec/13
solid 182cm these days
Lenad is sexy says on 8/Dec/13
doesn't look a hair over 6'0 these days. I wouldn't rule out 184cm for a younger hanks though.
truth says on 7/Dec/13
Just one of those many cases of a strong 5ft11 guy (180cm-182cm) that gets listed at 6ft.
truth says on 7/Dec/13
181-182cm fits perfectly for him.
Lawrence says on 1/Dec/13
Maxium 183 I think
dmeyer says on 30/Nov/13
The shortest peak is 5'11.75 in , I met the guy 182/183cm fits him not 181 or 184
Dejavu says on 24/Nov/13
Denzel Washington looked 1.5 inches under Morgan Freeman. He looked a bit taller than Tom Hanks. Tom hanks is a legit 6'0. Dicaprio is closer to a 5'11. Will Smith looked 2 inches taller than Tom Hanks.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP says on 15/Nov/13
No way this guy is 6'. Hanks was shorter than 5'10.5" Denzel Washington despite Hanks having footwear advantage:
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My estimate for Hanks is 5'9.5", a legit 176cm.

Morgan Freeman 6'1" (185-186cm)
Denzel 5'10.5" (179-180cm)
Will Smith 6'0.5" (184-185cm)
Hanks 5'9.5" (176-177cm)
Mathew says on 15/Nov/13
Carey and Smith are nearly identical, both in the 6'1" - 6'1.5" range. Freeman is 6'2" and is looking closer to 3" taller than Tom Hanks in the picture of them together.
Mathew says on 9/Nov/13
Yeah he's an incredible actor. I've got him at 5'11" and change. He looks about 1.75" - 2" shorter than Will Smith who I believe is 6'1" - 6'1.5" range. I think his height hasn't budged more than a couple mm from his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 6/Nov/13
Jake, I think one of Nicholson's was for Best Supporting Actor
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Nov/13
I think 5ft11.75in(182cm) might be spot on for Hanks now at 57.
Has anyone seen Captain Philips?

It would great to see Hanks win the Oscar and match DDL's 3 wins
Dejavu says on 20/Oct/13
During his prime he is probably 6'0. He looks an inch taller than Dicaprio max. I don't think he is in the 5'11 range because that will make Dicaprio in the 5'10 range.
Arch Stanton says on 15/Oct/13
I thought he could look near 6'1 in Forrest Gump at times.
Bakura says on 5/Oct/13
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He's nearly two inches taller than 5'10.5 Tim Allen. No shorter than 6ft in his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Sep/13
Yeah 5ft11.75 today might be possible. No less than 5ft11.5 though.
Still looking near 6ft from what I've seen.

Ron, is there a chance that in his 20s-30s he might've been a fraction over 6ft?
Mathew says on 21/Sep/13
I really just don't see a legit 6 footer in Hanks: Click Here
cole says on 10/Sep/13
He was shorter than Denzel a good few years ago, and Denzel got downgraded to 5'11.75. I think Tom should at least be downgraded to 5'11.75, although he seemed the same height as Denzel in bigger footwear at the time. I'd say 5'11.5 range for Tom these days is more likely than him still being 6ft flat.
Mathew says on 10/Sep/13
I never did think of him as a guy who wore lifts though. He doesn't seem like that type of actor but you never know.
Mathew says on 10/Sep/13
Knowitall says on 19/Jul/13
Are those lifts on Hanks?:


They could be lifts, hard to say. 181 - 182 cm is more likely for him than 183+ to me.
cole says on 26/Jul/13
Rob do you think it's possible that he is in the 181-182 cm range now a days? I mean, in bigger heels, he did look the same height as 182 cm Denzel Washington, who might have been 183 cm at the time.
[Editor Rob: could be a fraction shy of 6ft]
Knowitall says on 19/Jul/13
Are those lifts on Hanks?:

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taderk says on 16/Jul/13
The video posted by Danimal shows Hanks as shorter than Craig Ferguson. Of course it does, Ferguson is 6'2" and in the video Ferguson is wearing mens shoes with a very high heel while Hanks wears shoes with no noticeable heel. Hanks listed height is 6 ft which is likely true, but in movies today a lot of leading men are 6'2 - 6'4" so Hanks might seen shorter. Also, a lot of leading actresses are former models ranging in height above 5'8" so the men appear shorter. The one exception to all this is Tom Cruise who is listed at 5'7" and is dwarfed by actresses who are 5'6" or more.
bodwaya says on 15/Jul/13
he wasnt much shorter then 6 foot 1 dan akryod in dragnet. He may have lost a little height at his age. But hes still close or measure to that mark. Plus anyone seem commercial for saving mr banks.Hes bound for oscar in that role.
bodwaya says on 2/Jul/13
whos how tall he is. He is an amzing actor and a good person.Time magazine called him the most down to earth man plus hes never in the news
Mathew says on 1/Jul/13
Check the video with Craig Ferguson Danimal posted. I think that's more evidence that he's under 6-0.
bodwaya says on 26/Jun/13
he towerd over 5 foot 9 gary sinse in gump
miko says on 19/Jun/13
Still close to 6'0 with good posture, don't think he's lost much even though he's closing in on 60. Never over 6'0 though in his youth.
bodwaya says on 17/Jun/13
bar none my fav actor and the greatest actor of all time. No actor beats him. Here is my top ten fav actors. This is in order too. Tom hanks,kevin costner,gene hackman,denzel ,robert deniro, Tom cruise,jack nichsolons,robin williams,Morgan freeman ,Kevin spacey
Terry says on 15/Jun/13
He is 6'0 with shoes on. 5'11 barefoot.
bodwaya says on 12/Jun/13
he is was only 2 inches shorter then 6 foot 2 rob reiner in sleepless
Mathew says on 10/Jun/13
181 - 182 cm is a better bet than 183+.
3sticks says on 27/May/13
182cm looks right
penguinboy25 says on 10/May/13
Tom Hanks - 182
Morgan Freeman - 187
Will Smith - 185
Dmeyer says on 4/Apr/13
Hey the exorsist , in both of your pics denzel looks easy 1cm taller than hanks and hanks has easy 0.5cm more shoes , either denzel was 6'0.5 in or hanks was never more
Than 5'11.75
Nick says on 14/Mar/13
Why does Tom Hanks look closer in height to Rick Ducommun in "The Burbs" than Jeff Goldblum in the pic of them together? Ducommun is listed as 6'5" and at 6'4.
Giles Du Croix says on 11/Mar/13
I would say 5.11.5 or 181 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 1/Mar/13
Colin Hanks actually looks 1.5in and sometimes even 2in taller than his dad. There is a chance that Tom is maybe a fraction less than 6ft today aged 56-57.

Colin Hanks 6ft1.5(187cm), Tom Hanks 5ft11.75(182cm)
Dmeyer says on 23/Feb/13
Rob do you think Tom Still measures near 183cm at night like 182.5-183cm a 6 footer , or maybe nearer 182cm and do you think he was a big 6 ft Guy like Alex at peak
[Editor Rob: possibly he's dipping under 6 foot now a little]
James says on 16/Feb/13
He does not look over 5'11.5 compared too his 6'1 son in pics...... You sure rob that Colin is only 185cm? Maybe 186cm was more accurate? Either that or hanks has lost a fraction from his peak
Dmeyer says on 11/Feb/13
Guys like Hanks are at worst 5'11.75 and at peak 6 ft 0 , while guys like travolta lost 2cm and Willis 1-2cm at same age
Hew says on 8/Feb/13
Back to back with Craig Ferguson he looks 181 cm at most.
James says on 4/Feb/13
He looked a weak 6ft in the Money Pitt and Bachelor Party
Dmeyer says on 29/Jan/13
From when i saw him 9 years ago 5'11.75-6 ft is arguable
Scott 5\'11 says on 28/Jan/13
I always guessed 5'11-6'0 for Hanks.
Mathew says on 19/Jan/13
5'11" and change like 50 Cent. 181 - 182 cm. These 2 aren't quite a full 6' but they're at least 5'11" range.
Hew says on 18/Jan/13
He's more than just 2 cm shorter than his son Colin. 5'11.25 tops.
Dmeyer says on 13/Jan/13
Jake i met Hanks 9 years ago so hé was 48 so peak height he didnt seem over 6 ft
Trey says on 7/Jan/13
Hov: He looks a lot shorter than Will Smith, for sure not the same height, you must have been looking at some distorted pics. I'm of the impression that Smith is closer to 185 cm rather than 186-187, as I've seen many pics of 6'2 Freeman being taller than Smith by at least 1". In return Smith looks 1-2" taller than Hanks, sometimes 2.5-2.75".

I have this theory, now, I'm not saying this applies for Hanks, but it's something I've witnessed a lot of 50-60 year ols do when they're slowly fading away from their peak height. They start to wear bigger footwear to achieve maximum height. My father does this, a bunch of his friends does it too.
Again, not saying Hanks definitely does the same, but it's a possibility.
Hov says on 7/Jan/13
so why does he look basically the same height as will smith then
Mathew says on 6/Jan/13
Hew says on 30/Dec/12
5'11.5 prime, 5'10.75 today.


I can definitely see the 5'11.5" for his peak height. 181 - 182 cm range is what I'd peg him at. I don't think he's dropped height like that though. To me Hanks seems like a guy who has probably only shrunk a matter of a few mm.
mike 181cm says on 6/Jan/13
He had a good inch on Dave chapelle who I believe is 5"11
Hew says on 30/Dec/12
5'11.5 prime, 5'10.75 today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/Dec/12
Looked 184cm in movies like Splash, Big and Dragnet.
Edged out DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can.
Dmeyer says on 27/Dec/12
Hanks did look about 6 ft in person
Sam says on 19/Dec/12
Yeah, in some photos he looks bizzarely 5'10"-5'11" next to Will Smith and in others looks pretty much the same height as Smith, 6'1"ish. I doubt he's a lift wearer so I guess that posture or proximity are the variabilities as always. but IMO he is pretty close to an even 6 footer.
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The Exorcist says on 19/Dec/12
@Matthew: True! Hanks looks to be struggling next to those guys in that photo. Heck, even Morgan Freeman is struggling to look his legit 6'2" next to Goldblum. But I do think that Goldblum was taller than his own claim of 6'4". I think he's one of those guys who liked to round down his actual height. He could even have been closer to 6'5" than 6'4" at his peak, perhaps.
Mathew says on 17/Dec/12
Interesting picture. Hanks with Will Smith, Morgan Freeman, and Jeff Goldblum:
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He doesn't look 6'0" at all there. If you cropped out Freeman and Goldblum and just compared him to Will Smith he does look 6'0", but if you cropped out Will Smith and compared him to the other 2 it's hard to put him over 5'10.5".
He's listed at the same height as 50 Cent and looks close to it in this picture (maybe a he looks a hair shorter, but pretty much the same):
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But 50 Cent looked at least an inch shorter than Kellen Lutz who Rob has met and has at 6'0.25":
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I see Tom Hanks and 50 Cent as both 5'11"+ guys but not true 6 footers. 181/182 cm listings fit better for these guys.
mike 181cm says on 13/Dec/12
6 foot and a quarter
The Exorcist says on 12/Dec/12
He's similar range (maybe even a fraction taller) than Denzel Washington. Tom Hanks is 6ft.

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Hew says on 11/Dec/12
Tom Hanks has never seen 6ft in his life, I'm afraid. I always thought he was closer to 5'10/11.
Sam says on 10/Dec/12
Recently next to Craig Ferguson, Will Smith or Jim Sturgess (in a terrible height judging photo), Tom Hanks's height doesn't seem to have budged a centimeter with age:
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bodwaya says on 6/Dec/12
davis was wearing baseball shoes that add extra inch. The scenes outside the baseball they r eye level
Mathew says on 5/Dec/12
Danimal says on 3/Dec/12
He is not 6'0". Geena Davis (6'0") was taller than him in a League of their own. He WAS max 5'11".


Yeah that's the truth. Geena Davis being taller than him (years ago) is more evidence to suggest that he's been under 6'0" all along.
Hov says on 3/Dec/12
he's an inch shorter than will smith
The Exorcist says on 16/Nov/12
I think that this listing is spot on for Tom. He's always looked 6'0", IMO.
bodwaya says on 14/Nov/12
tom hanks was 1 inch taller then 5 foot 11 leno when he guest starred on the show. plus he is only 2inches shorter then 6 foot 2 letterman. he wears no lifts.he worked with actors over 6 foot and hasnt been much shorter then them like i said i pay close attnetion to his foot wear. he wears normal shoes
James says on 5/Nov/12
Looked a little under 6' when he was on Johnathan ross
Silent d says on 30/Oct/12
182cm. He is an old man.
Mathew says on 12/Oct/12
Hanks has always been a legit 5'11" range but not quite 6'0", 181/182 cm is likely. It's very possible he wore lifts to help play a particular role, like in Road to Perdition. He's not always living in them like Sly though.
matt678 says on 11/Oct/12
6 ft flat no more no less
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Oct/12
He looked near 6ft2 in Road to Perdition but they obviously told him to wear heels to look more imposing. A similiar job was done with 6ft Ray Liotta in Narc.

Colin Hanks is at least 6ft1 if not 6ft1.5. He towered over Jack Black in Orange County and looked similiar to Harold Ramis. Tom Hanks is still 6ft IMO
Dmeyer says on 27/Sep/12
Rob i think in Road to perdition Tom had lifts hé looked 3 in over 5'10 Craig and 13cm over 172 tucci
night crawler says on 24/Sep/12
Rob do u think 5ft11-6ft peak is more accurate than the full 6? Even back in the 80s when he was skinny he always looked more Like 5ft11ish guy in my opinion. 182cm could be be on the money.

His son Colin hanks could be 184cm but looks a legit 6ft1 cause he is rake thin.
Mathew says on 13/Sep/12
FastEddy says on 8/Sep/12
Didn't look 6 foot at all next to 6'2 Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan. I'm think 5'10 might be more plauside.


For peak heights Danson at 189 cm and Hanks at 181 (182 max) seems reasonable to me. I don't think either has lost too much height if any.
bodwaya says on 12/Sep/12
in you've got mail he was only an inch shorter then 6 foot 1 dabney coleman. 6 foot nothing more he dosent wear lifts either.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Sep/12
Looked a solid 6"1 or 185-186cm in Road to Perdition.
bodwaya says on 7/Sep/12
in ladykillers he is equal height with 6 foot marlon waynes. anyone would look smaller next toe michael clark duncan the guess a freaking giant. Lets not forget he towered 5 foot 9 jackie gleason in nothing in common.
bodwaya says on 7/Sep/12
he had an inch on 5 foot 11 tom sizemore nothing more then 6 foot
Makka says on 6/Sep/12
See him beside Michale Clarke Duncan (6'5") in Green Mile and he's clearly only about 5'10". Most Hollywood actors are much smaller than you think, some of them are almost tiny.
Dmeyer says on 6/Sep/12
More relistic Hanks 181.5-182 2012 denzel 181.5-182cm 2012 and Willis 180-180.5
BigT says on 5/Aug/12
Tom Hanks:
178,5 ~ 179 cm in 2012

Denzel Washington:
179,5 ~ 180 cm in 2012

Bruce Willis:
177,5 ~ 178 cm in 2012
swm says on 1/Aug/12
In Splash he looked barely shorter than 6'2" John Candy in some scenes. Also in Dragnet he only looked a fraction shorter than 6'1" Dan Aykroyd, I think he was a good 6' at his peak. Today he could be 5'11.5" or so but in his prime I wouldn't buy anything under 6 ft 0 in.
Mathew says on 29/Jul/12
I really think that Hanks peak height goes 181 - 182 cm, or 5'11" and change. I also think he's probably still at or near his peak height.
bodwaya says on 27/Jul/12
after viewing this pictures iam staring think he might be taller like 6 foot 1. Peter fonda is 6 foot 2 and hanks was only 1 inch shorter here it is
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/Jul/12
Dmeyer, 6ft0.25 isn't unrealistic for Hanks.
If you look at Sleepless in Seattle and Forrest Gump
he looks like a guy who could pass for 6ft1...
Dmeyer says on 24/Jul/12
Hanks CAN pull off 183-184cm in many pics , but looking at him again hé looks a haïr shorter than denzel who might never been over 6 ft , similar to paxton , Rob do you think 5 ft 11.75 peak is possible or 6 ft 0.25 , if you had to peak , Of course that will make Willis and DiCaprio about 5'11 flat
[Editor Rob: I just think roughly six foot is reasonable for him. Is he a fraction lower today? Possibly]
bodwaya says on 14/Jun/12
in apoll 13 and saving private ryan he had 2 inches on 5 foot 10 kevin bacon and 5 foot 10 matt damon. Plus he was had 1 inch on 5 foot 11 jude law in road to perdition. so hes got to be 6 foot
carnegie says on 30/Jan/12
maio says on 7/Jan/12
Tom Hanks: 5 ft 11.25 in/181 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 11 in/180 cm
Leonardo Di Caprio: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm
Bruce Willis: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 10.75 in/180 cm (TODAY)
Denzel Washington: 5 ft 11.75 in/182 cm
Colin Hanks: 6 ft 0.5 in/184 cm

yeah i can buy that
dmeyer says on 29/Jan/12
i have seen the guy enaugh to think he is over 183cm or under 181.5cm so 5 ft 11.5-6 ft covers this guy
Dmeyer says on 28/Jan/12
Considering i CAN be 181.2-181.3cm night Hanks was defenetly nô taller than 183cm With a chance of dipping a haïr under 183cm like 182.5cm dinner
Mathew says on 27/Jan/12
Supposedly he was mentioned at 5'11" by AMC as notes earlier on this page. I've always thought 5'11". He's been described as 5'11" a lot, and looked it in his movies. Dmeyer seemed to think he was no less than 5'11.5", so I guess maybe I underestimated him by .5". I think he's a little under 6' rather than a little over. 181/182 cm would be a decent listing to me, I don't think he's 183/184.

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