Tom Petty's Height
5ft 8.5in (174 cm)
US Rocker. I don't know, he really doesn't look over 5ft 9.
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6'1 Julian said on 24/Dec/14
Does anyone have info on the other Heartbreakers? I've heard people claiming that Stan Lynch (drummer from '76 through '93) was 6'6, and I know the current drummer Steve Ferrone is 6' even, but I wonder about the others. Mike Campbell always looks closer to 5'11 to me, just because he has a couple inches on Tom while wearing normal dress shoes. The other guys I have no idea, all I can really say is Howie Epstein appeared to be a pretty short man.
said on 11/Aug/14
Yeah, Petty often looks barely an inch taller than Bob Dylan, at times Dylan can even seem taller in photos! I don't see anyway the difference between them could be 2 inches as listed unless Dylan's wearing platform shoes.
Mark said on 28/Jan/13
I thought he was around 5'7 height myself, judging from the video for 'Handle With Care' next to Bob Dylan.
cindy said on 21/Dec/06
i met him about a little over a month ago at the end of their 06 tour. TP was in cowboy boots, but they seemed pretty low. Not like youre average cowboy boots. I stood right next to him (i'm 5'4 in the shoes I was wearing) and he was about 5 or 5 1/2 inches taller than me. 5-9 or maybe 5-9 1/2 seems right, in my opinion. really nice guy though!
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
5-9.I see him very often.
sam said on 9/Nov/06
Glenn, what was your estimate of Petty?
Brad said on 19/Sep/06
With those boots & hats he always wears, he always looks taller than he is.
Chaplyn said on 13/Apr/06
So how tall is Tom barefoot?
CelebHeights Editor said on 5/Feb/06
Pic of Petty and Glenn up.
mcFan said on 22/Aug/05
Tom Petty wasn't as tall as George Harrison in Traveling Wilburys. George looked 1.5 inches taller than Tom and I think George Harrison was at the most 5'9.5 during Beatle days. I would give Tom a max of 5'8.
Trey61 said on 10/Jul/05
I think 5'-9" could be right, but only in his cowboy boots. I stood backstage at a TP concert in the early '80's and Petty was shorter than my 5'-8" with both of us in western boots. I'd put him more at 5'-7".