How tall is Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer's Height

5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies like Top Gun, Willow, Tombstone, Heat, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Spartan and The Doors.

How tall is Val Kilmer
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5ft 11.5in
Morningheight 182cm said on 30/Sep/16
Looked near 6 feet in Real Genius
Josh Jeffords said on 5/Sep/16
He always looked tall but who knows often acted next to inflated gremlins like cruise.
Odd build too I'd bet money he was at least 6ft now fat and aged likely his billed 511.
Watch heat lots of big and talls he is well over average height.
Tom said on 12/Aug/16
Watching Déjà Vu I noticed Val is an inch shorter than Denzel Washington. Kilmer can't be any taller than 5-11.
Bruce 5'11 1/2 said on 10/May/16
This guy seemed about 6' even in Real genius.
Tom said on 24/Apr/16
In the movie The Ghost and the Darkness, Kilmer is the same height as Michael Douglas. It doesn't look like Douglas is wearing lifts. This can be seen in long shots when the two men walk together. Explain that! I think he's 5-10. Maybe max 5-11. He wasn't any taller than Kurt Russell in Tombstone. And looked shorter than Bill Paxton. And a lot shorter compared to Sam Elliot.
Dmeyer said on 17/Apr/16
Dosnt look much smaller than Tom Hanks , 5ft 11,5 peak 5ft 11 now is goodClick Here
James B said on 24/Mar/16
Thought he looked more 5'11 than 6ft compared to Chris o'donell
Heylo said on 29/Feb/16
I've seen some photos of him next to 5'9 and 5'10 actors and I think he looks 6' to 6'1 most of the times but perhaps he uses a little bigger heel most of the times. He seems to like wearing slightly bigger shoes. Don't think he uses lifts though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/16
He didn't even look it in Top Gun beside Cruise. Anthony Edwards was 3in taller than him.
gorky said on 27/Nov/15
Rob, can you add Heat, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Spartan, The Doors to his roles
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
6ft peak, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I ain't so sure]
Sam said on 23/Oct/15
Christian Bale reportedly fit in Kilmer's batsuit when auditioning for the Batman role...both guys can look 5'11.5"-6'0" IMO.
dmeyer said on 19/Oct/15
Solid 5'11.5 peak 5'11 at 50s
Steve said on 20/Sep/15
The photo Pete linked shows Kilmer standing in front of a police height chart. He appears to be 5'10". Maybe all that weight compressed his spine. I tend to believe he was never any taller than perhaps 5'11" back when he was thin. And is no more than 5'10" today.
JJF said on 9/Jun/15
Yeah always looked a strong 5'11" to me.
Pete said on 4/Apr/15
Incase the link is broken- proof:
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Pete said on 2/Apr/15
5'10 on the dot! (You gotta downgrade him asap haha) Kilmer is a good example of a 6ft. looked 5'10 because of his huge body and those blonde hair!
Pete said on 31/Mar/15
CASE CLOSED! (Rob u need a downgrade) see this proof: Click Here
James B said on 17/Mar/15
Perhaps with Ed Begley Jr in that particular scene he dropped to his low of 181cm?

Today 5'10.5-5'11 range
Alex said on 14/Mar/15
How tall is his son, Jack?

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The cap throws things off a bit as does Val looking down to talk to him, but the eye level is an obvious difference. 5'9?
CDS said on 2/Mar/15
Kilmer is an interesting case since he consistently can pull off 6'-6'1" on screen, looking at his build and proportions, and even in his debut film, as Nick Rivers in "Top Secret", he definitely looks it. His ID in the film "Salton Sea" even had him listed at 6'1". But when you really start breaking down the heights of the actors he has appeared with, his height does start going down more to the 5'11" range. For instance, he looked no more than 2" taller than 5'9" Mira Sorvino in "At First Sight", and was totally dwarfed by Ed Begley Jr. in "Batman Forever". He did claim when he tried on Jim Morrison's clothes for "The Doors", they were too small for him, but I doubt Morrison was ever anything more than 5'9.5"-5.9.75" (minus the trademark big hair and boots he always wore).
Hypado said on 28/Feb/15
Val Kilmer cold be 5ft 11.5in

A strong 181 cm guy.
James B said on 9/Feb/15
Ed Begley jr 193-194cm peak
Val Kilmer 181cm peak
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
For sure 5'11.5" peak height is fine, but today he does look a bit shorter...maybe 5'11" today?
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G.Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer-6'0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is the answer I get from any search engine and the second part is the height listed on this website.The average height of a Batman actor is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm).
Val Kilmer is the average height and size of the Batman actor.
Lebensdorf said on 14/Nov/14
I saw him in New York. Stood right next to him at a cafe. I'm 6'1, he was about three inches shorter than me. He might be 5'11, but I think more like 5'10.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Nov/14
Looked an easy 6' next to De Niro in Heat actually.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 14/Oct/14
A mugshot taken in 2011 revealed that Val is 5'11.5 thanks to his blonde but graying mane.I personally think he was 5'11.5 in 1995.He had a realistic height and build for Batman.
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
So, you think he already lost a big inch at 36, when he was in batman? It seems strange, you're almost 40 and you're still at your "peak"!
[Editor Rob: I'd need to rewatch his scene with ed to say how tall he can look. I know in that deja vu he didn't look much smaller than someone like bruce greenwood or denzel. At peak anywhere in 5ft 11-11.5 is possible.]
Andrea said on 12/Oct/14
So, you're saying Val is 5'10.5-5'11 range tops? Why is he still listed at 5'11.5 then?
[Editor Rob: at his peak he might have been, now he can look barely 5ft 11 at times though.]
Andrea said on 11/Oct/14
Rob, more chance he's 5'10.5 or Ed Begley Jr 6'5 plus? Ed completely towers him in Batman, like at least 5.5 inches, noway there are only 4.5 inches between them! Watch it, if you don't trust me :)
[Editor Rob: Begley and Goldblum done Transylvania 6-5000, I think 6ft 4 for both is fine.]
Andrea said on 10/Oct/14
Rob, more chance he's 5'10.5 or Ed Begley Jr 6'5 plus? Ed completely towers him in Batman, like at least 5.5 inches, noway there are only 4.5 inches between them! Watch it, if you don't trust me :)
Judd said on 9/Oct/14
when i watched the doors (1991) i tought he was at least 6'1...he looked very tall and thin in that movie, but in others movies he looks a bit shorter...5'11.5" seems accurate to me as a peak height but in the recent years he probably lost a small amount...
james said on 8/Sep/14
Val looks a legit 6'0" with shoes on .watch the movie Heat and he dwarfs 5'9 bobby de niro ..when bobs on the telephone you see val stand in next to Bob he towers him
James B said on 21/Aug/14
To me he looked 5'11 flat in Batman Forever
Dan said on 28/Jul/14
Hey Rob
Why is there two Val Kilmer pages? this one and one listing him at 6 foot?
[Editor Rob: other page was a duplicate, but it's deleted]
Alex 6'0 said on 23/Jun/14
Mamun said he looked 5'11.5ish. 5'11.5-6'0 range Id say. 5'11 flat seems bit too low
James B said on 7/Apr/14
Downey jr is 5'8 max
nikos said on 2/Apr/14
the measures they use at the police are quite there any possibility i lost 1.5 cm in these 20 years??????thank you
nikos said on 2/Apr/14
the measures they have in the police are quite accurate,is there any chance ive lost 1.5 cm in these 20 years??thank you.
James B said on 1/Apr/14
The only time kilmer has looked remotely close to 6'2 was in the dance scene in the movie 'top secret'. In most of his movies could look anywhere from 5'10 to 6'0.

Even in top secret didn't look over 6'1.
mister_lennon said on 31/Mar/14
No way kilmer is 6'2 or even 6'1. He could look 6 in a good day and with great posture, but nothing more at all. He is a solid 5'11 guy.
nikos said on 29/Mar/14
i want to ask you something rob, i was measured by the greek police when i was 23 yrs old for my i.d and the result was 181.5 cm i.d expired this year [20 years later] and i went to the police to renew it.I was measured and i was found to be 180cm tall!!Is this possible rob and if it is, is it normal??if you know please answer me ,thank you.
[Editor Rob: depends on how they measured - if they used a height rod/device there is always a chance it might not have been as accurate. I would always do your own measurement in your house as you can then take the time to know exactly how tall you are.]
Knowitall said on 28/Mar/14
How a person looks on film compared to how tall they really are can be surprising. If he's six-two then I guess I'm six-three!
mister_lennon said on 27/Mar/14
kilmes is at least 5'11. he looks every bit of it. and with good posture and in a good day, he could look's 6. 6'2 is too over the top for him.
James B said on 27/Mar/14
Kilmer looked close to 6' though in kiss kiss bang
Knowitall said on 26/Mar/14
Remove the hair and the top of his head would hit the five-eleven mark:

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Knowitall said on 25/Mar/14
Well, if he was five eleven, please explain why he looked slightly shorter than me. I was kind of surprised because I thought he was at least six feet. He was also quite heavy. Maybe he lost height due to weight.
the shredder said on 24/Mar/14
MD , Please stop telling people what to do. You come off as a bossy brat.
Knowitall said on 24/Mar/14

I posted them separately because I discovered them at different times. One problem is posts are held back while the moderator goes over them.

This business of some people becoming enraged by what they consider to be trolling is laughable. And indicative of some taking forums far too seriously than they should.

This website is for entertainment purposes. Lighten up.
mister_lennon said on 24/Mar/14
sorry, but val kilmer is 5'11, not 5'10. in the pictures with Tom Hanks, he has a bad posture and Hanks is closer to the camera. In other pictures, he looks taller than Hanks.

Chris O'donnell is a strong 5'8 or a weak 5'9 dude. Val is about 2 or 3 inches on him, but in his pictures as batman he looks even taller because his boots and costume is bigger than o'donnell's.

But Val is a solid 5'11 guy, even he could looks 6 sometimes. George Clooney is a little bit shorter, he is 5'10.
James B said on 24/Mar/14
Can look 5'11 flat as well in some of his past movies such as top gun, batman forever, at first sight,
MD said on 24/Mar/14
Knowitall, it was not at all necessary to use five different posts for five different photos in one day. I'm much more on your side as far as Val's height is concerned than Dan's, but this is just trolling. This is simple internet courtesy, people.
nikos said on 23/Mar/14
i read everyones opinion on val s height the list is on the spot rob [182cm]but you need to downgrade carrey and kidman immediatly!!!
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Five-nine Jared Leto, five-ten Val Kilmer, five-six Angelina Jolie, five-nine Colin Farrell, and six foot Oliver Stone:

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I know I'm right folks.
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Another shot showing Val shorter than Tom Hanks:

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The Kilmer I saw was around five-ten. Maybe he wears big lifts when he appears in public. When I saw him he was wearing normal shoes.
Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val is shorter than Tom Hanks:

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Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val with five-ten Zeta Graff:

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Knowitall said on 21/Mar/14
Val and Daryl Hannah:

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Dan said on 20/Mar/14
I can guarantee I am 5'9. My license has me measured at 177cm in flat shoes. Am at work ATM so will post picture of me and Chris Lloyd on the same day. In the pictures, he looks two inches shorter than Val!
the shredder said on 20/Mar/14
Dan he looks shorter than 6'2 in your pic.
Knowitall said on 20/Mar/14
O'Donnell is no more than five-eight.

Here he is next to five-ten George Clooney:

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Time to get real here. The Batman shots are not accurate. You think studio publicity doesn't manipulate them? If you don't, I have a great bridge to sell you.
Knowitall said on 20/Mar/14
Chris O'Donnell isn't five-nine.
Johnny said on 20/Mar/14
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Pic of 5'9" Chris O' Donnell and Val. Height difference looks to be the same as Dan's photo. 6'2" is not out of the question...
Dan said on 20/Mar/14
@ Knowitall,

I am 5'9, measured barefoot at night by myself, my fiance and several others over the years. Morning height I am 177cm, but I always go by night height.

@ Shredder, are you saying I look shorter than 5'9 or Val looks taller than 6'2?
MD said on 20/Mar/14
Yep, that's definitely not 6'2" on 5'9", but I, too, don't believe that Dan is 5'9", either.
Brad said on 20/Mar/14
As listed 1 foot from me. Dan needs to stop the G-isms. Russell is a notorious big boot guy, throw out anybody by him to judge.
Knowitall said on 19/Mar/14
Dan, pardon, but either you're telling us tall tales (pun intended) or you're nowhere near being five-nine barefoot.

First of all, Chris Lloyd is slightly over six feet tall. I've met him a couple of times. By the way, very nice man. He's at least an inch taller than me. Perhaps as much as an inch and a half.

The time I saw Kilmer he wasn't taller than me. He looked shorter by about an inch. I'm five-eleven.
Dan said on 19/Mar/14
@ Knowitall,

I can guarantee that I am 175cm (I go by my night height BTW), which is why I was shocked at home tall he was! My fiance is 6'2 and she was like a quarter inch taller than him, if that! He had to be wearing some massive lifts, as I met Christoper Lloyd on the same day and he was no wear near as tall as Val in my pictures.
the shredder said on 19/Mar/14
That is not 6'2 vs. 5'9.
Knowitall said on 19/Mar/14
Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Val Kilmer:

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Colin is supposedly five-nine. I believe he's more like five-eight. He's obviously wearing lifts. But so is Val!

Dan, I don't believe you're five-nine. Measure yourself barefoot. But don't stretch yourself. Just stand there erect but relaxed. Most people think by stretching upward that's there correct height. It isn't.
Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
Val with Tom Sizemore:

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Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
That height chart Val was standing in front of showed him under six feet.
Knowitall said on 18/Mar/14
Kurt Russell is five nine. He wore huge lifts in Tombstone.

Either you're not five-nine, or Val borrowed Stallone's boots from Judge Dredd!

I see where the website I posted the link to which showed Val next to a height chart was quickly yanked by someone.
Dan said on 18/Mar/14
I met Val in 2012. I'm 5'9 (175cm on the dot) and he looks around 6'2 next to me! Here is the proof! Click Here

I was wearing cons and I didn't see what shoes Val was wearing. I was actually surprised at how tall he was. Kurt Russell is my height but looks taller than me in Tombstone!
Knowitall said on 15/Mar/14
Let's see you explain away this photo:

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Knowitall said on 15/Mar/14
My posts are completely useless only to those people who cannot or will not accept the truth. Seems there are loads like that.

I've seen Kilmer in persons stood not more than five feet from him. He looked five-ten max.

I see lots of celebs because first I live where they live and hang out and second, I worked in the biz for forty years. You'd be surprised how many are not their officially listed height.

And one more thing, I find those who accuse others of being trolls should first look into the mirror.
Dural said on 14/Mar/14

Mamun said Kilmer is 5'11" max. Kilmer had a significant footwear advantage over Mamun.
SaveUsY2J said on 13/Mar/14
Knowitall, as usual you post photos which are completely useless for judging height and where the celebrity concerned is at an obvious disadvantage because it's convenient for you. Anyone with eyes can see 50 has a camera advantage there. And he still doesn't look much taller than Kilmer. With Mamun, a proven 5'8"er, Kilmer looked nearly 5 inches taller, but Mamum said he was wearing cowboy boots so we can dock an inch from him. That still leaves him at a weak 6ft. If he's 5'10, Chris O'Donnell is barely over 5'7, Jim Carrey struggles with 6'0, etc. 5'10 is laughing gas, stop trolling.

Also, Mr. R, Mamun didn't get banned- Rob just stopped hosting others' photos because it was easier (as he's explained below) I think the guy just lost interest in posting after his photos were taken down.
Mr. R said on 13/Mar/14
Rob, that reminds me, what happened to Mamun? Was he banned?
[Editor Rob: I couldn't host photos directly anymore, apart from those I am in or have seen been taken.

How can I say this...there is several reasons, one was to do with some photos from US/Canadian Cons (I do not have a relationship with those Conventions like I do in the UK with ones I attend so it exposed the site to an issue)...but also I realise every photo has to go up warts and all, I cannot suddenly make my eyes bluer, shrink my nose or whatever, I know I look like meh in a bunch of photos myself, but I'm not going to be editing them for vanity sake! Only edits are minimal, maybe occasional cropping/colour/tilts.

In the long run, managing my own photos is easier.
Knowitall said on 12/Mar/14

Check this out:

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That's Kilmer with rapper 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) who's reportedly six feet. Kilmer is definitely shorter.
SaveUsY2J said on 12/Mar/14
If only Mamun's photo were still here to prove how hilariously wrong that statement is.
Knowitall said on 26/Feb/14
Val is five-ten. No more, no less.
James said on 27/Dec/13
Rob perhaps consider having another look at kilmers peak height?

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In the video ed begley who is listed at 6'4 clearly looks more than 4.5 inches taller.

I know u think that val is no less than 182cm but how do u explain the size difference between him and Ed? I'd even go as far as saying he looks 5'9 range if ed is only 193cm.
James said on 9/Dec/13
oh wait Ed was upgraded
James said on 9/Dec/13
Lo sgozzatore says on 8/Dec/13
The fact is that if Ed Begley Jr is only 6'4, he does struggle to look 5'11 with him, he really dwarfed him in Batman Forever!

He's actually 6'3.5 according to this site..... he did tower over both Jim Carey and kilmer. Carey posture was poor though.
James said on 9/Dec/13
Rob am i right in thinking that val kilmer is probably not over a flat 5'11 in 2013? He's in his 50s and given his weight problems in the past some height loss is not impossible?

Tallest i have seen Val look was that dance scene in the movie top secret where he looked 6'2 but he was very slim back then and had on heeled shoes in that scene. In Batman Forever he did not look over 5'11 though.....
[Editor Rob: at times he can look just 5ft 11, but may still be above it if measured.]
Lo sgozzatore said on 8/Dec/13
The fact is that if Ed Begley Jr is only 6'4, he does struggle to look 5'11 with him, he really dwarfed him in Batman Forever!
MJ said on 26/Nov/13
Actually I met Val Kilmer a couple of years ago, he seemed a little taller than 6'0" He was likely around 6'1" when I met him. I'm 6' and he had at least half of an inch over me.
afka said on 1/Nov/13
he look quite tall in great Alexander.6 ft is good for him
glynny 182 said on 27/Oct/13
is 6 ft solid 183 peak possible for him rob he looked that height in top gun ?
jtm said on 5/Oct/13
5'11 flat
Han said on 30/Sep/13
Maio, even if he had shoes, they could give him around 2 cm(a weak inch), and hunching over can make you lose 5 cm/2 in, at least 3 cm, so he could be a proper 6-footer. Not saying that I am 100%, though.
Balrog said on 19/Aug/13
5'11" at best, next to Cruise, Ed Begley Jr and O'Donnell this guy can look sub 180cm.
cole said on 2/Aug/13
Shade over this. 5'11.75.
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Apr/13
He's never looked over 6'0 to me
Anonymous said on 29/Mar/13
This makes sense since greener was downgraded but 6ft peak isn't out of z question. Tough to tell with him, but my estimate remains 5ft11.75in, or a solid 182cm
AD said on 24/Jan/13
Here's an interesting and rare photo ...standing with Kevin Bacon (listed on here as 5'10.5") and Sean Penn (5'8"?) ... I'd say 6ft for Val looking at the pic?
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Jamesy said on 21/Jan/13
Didn't look 6'0 compared too Chris o'donell
LJ said on 16/Jan/13
Definitely looked 6'0 in Batman Forever.
Byron T. said on 16/Jan/13
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He's taller than a 5'11.5''listed Dean Cain. Val Kilmer needs an upgrade to 6'1.''
[Editor Rob: dean never stands at his tallest in photos...that's why I'm dropping several cm myself with dean, to even the photo up.

if I didn't he might have looked 5ft 9.5 ;)]
Yello said on 14/Dec/12
haha Young Val Kilmer looks very much Sergio Ramos. Player from Real Madrid who is solid 6.0
James said on 21/Nov/12
Ed begley Jr 6'4 (193cm)
Val kilmer 5'11.5 (182cm)
Anon said on 18/Nov/12
Stood behind Val and his daughter Mercedes the other day in Beverly Hills. He was wearing Nike running shoes and didn't have the best posture, but I'd say he's a solid 6'.
Lo sgozzatore said on 15/Nov/12
Well, when he did batman i dont think he could have already lost height, if any... But he was still dwarfed by Ed Begley Jr! I saw some 6'5 listings for Ed Begley Jr. If Val Kilmer were 6'0, they would make sense!
Lo sgozzatore said on 15/Nov/12
For once i agree with you, James :)
He was dwarfed by Ed begley jr!
[Editor Rob: it's probably time at least a little was taken from this although there is always a chance kilmer has lost a little himself aswell by now, I know last year there was a mugshot from a movie that could make him look struggling to hi 5ft 11.]
James said on 14/Nov/12
Looked 5'10 next too end begley jr
themotorbikeman said on 23/Oct/12
Dave says on 10/Jan/12
Hey Rob check this out Click Here his head is clearly under the 6ft mark , he is 5'10.5" at best IMO , 5'10 is the truth

Shame it's not a full view because that board he's standing behind could be positioned higher up to give him a shorter height, you never know.
Dan said on 9/Oct/12
I met Val last year and was really surprised how tall he was. I'm 5'9 and my GF is 6'2 and we had our picture taken with him. My GF was about an inch taller than him and I looked like a midget LOL! He was wearing a suit and a hat and had boots on. I'm guessing he could have been wearing lifts in his shoes?
James said on 8/Oct/12
Ed begley made this guy look quite a bit under 6ft
Nickname said on 2/Sep/12
In tombstone Kurt Russell looks to be taller than Val Kilmer and he's about 5'9 was he really wearing 3 inch thick shoes during the entire film?
Godred said on 4/Aug/12
I think he`s a fraction under 6 ft.
John said on 2/Aug/12
He's a little taller than Jim Carrey in 'Batman Begins,' but Carrey is hunched over to match his character's social awkwardness - probably reducing his stature by a half-foot. If Carrey is 6'3 then 6'2 seems about right for Kilmer.
achello said on 30/Jul/12
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here he seems taller than Adam Lambert.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
Oops, I forgot to mention that on that first time meeting Val, he was wearing dress shoes, not thick soles.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
Oops, I forgot to mention that on that first time meeting Val, he was wearing dress shoes, not thick soles.
Ke said on 4/Jun/12
I've met Val - for real met him - on a number of occassions, and spent a good amount of time talking to him one on one. My husband is 6'2". My father and two of my brothers are exactly 6'0". So I have a good perspective on Val's height I think. I remember thinking the first time I met him that if I took one step in and put my arms around him, his chin would pretty much fit right on top of my head, just like my husband's does. He is soooo not 6 feet or below. He is at least 6'1" and probably at bit taller. My call is a solid 6'2".
Connor said on 13/Feb/12
Rob im confused here in the first picture he looks bang on 183cm, but in the second he looks 180.2cm because he is looking up to be taller but may look either 179-180 if he looks directly at the camera could you explain this please?
Anon said on 14/Jan/12
Val is 5'10 exactly! I have spent a good amount of time with him. His Genius makes him look 10 feet tall!
Dave said on 10/Jan/12
Hey Rob check this out Click Here his head is clearly under the 6ft mark , he is 5'10.5" at best IMO , 5'10 is the truth
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 5/Jan/12
5ft 11.5in.
Rocky said on 3/Jan/12
I met him a while ago and shook his hand. He's about 5'11.5'' at the very least, about 6'1'' at the very most.
Lenad is sexy said on 23/Dec/11
i dont buy anymore than 6ft0. 182cm would be my bet looking at this pic
Silent d said on 20/Dec/11
Val kilmer was definately shorter than 50 cent in streets of blood. 182cm but i can live with 183cm. I don't know what 50 cent was wearing. Bigger boots. Sharon stone is tall.
ChiasmataX said on 15/Dec/11
he raised his eye-level considerably above the normal level to look taller. He's under 183cm. Probably in the 180-182cm range if he actually not looking up toward the sky for pictures.
Godred said on 8/Dec/11
@Dan- Nope 6 ft flat max.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Dec/11
looooooooooool! 6'1 for him? that makes ed begley jr about 2 metres!
James said on 11/Nov/11
rob in batman forever ed begley looked like he could almost look over the top of val kilmers head.

Even 182cm looked too high next too Begley. Do you think kilmer could have been just 180cm all along? If Kilmer is 182cm then Ed Begley must have peaked at 6'4.5 or 6'4.75? if val is 183cm then there is no way that ed is anything under 6'5.
[Editor Rob: he could be another for the 182 club.]
Dan said on 9/Nov/11
I met Val the other day at a convention. He is 6'1".
bobby said on 22/Oct/11
is trying hard to look tall would be 5'11 1/2 there but its funny that the fact guy is wearing cowboy boots is not mentioned in caption since they do offer two inchs in height and one inch advantages over most other shoes i mean if the guy was wearing space boots and looked 6'1 instead that wouldnt be mentioned either val kilmer is 5'10 1/2 without his shoe advantage
sean73 said on 14/Oct/11
I`d say 6-0 in batman forever.15 years later more like 5-11.65.
jeremy said on 29/Sep/11
180cm with mamaun
LAN Jiao said on 16/Sep/11
without tall hair impression here he is no where over 181cm. he is 181 for sured!
James said on 11/Sep/11
181 with lose next too mamaun
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Sep/11
Looks 5"11.25(181cm) next to Mamun.
avi said on 7/Sep/11
looks the same with his head up and at normal position. goes to show pushing ones head up isnt more than a 1/4 inch advantage.hmmm
James said on 2/Sep/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 30/Aug/11
Danny Glover doesn't look 6ft3-6ft4 at all in that pic. Even if Val Kilmer is a little over 6ft (which I doubt) and Jeff Goldblum is a little over 6ft4 (which I don't doubt), Glover looks 189cm max.

Glover looks like a weak 6'3 in the pic yes. possibly by late 1998 goldblum was no longer 194cm?
James said on 27/Aug/11
Well unless he was wearing cow boy boots he looks a legit 6ft with goldblum and glover. even looks 184cm if Goldblum was 194cm in 1998?

Although next too Danny Glover he does not look over 183cm.
Legend said on 25/Aug/11
I wouldn't say he was 6 feet. Looks 5'11.25
James said on 23/Aug/11
With 193-194cm Jeff Goldblum and 192cm Danny Glover
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Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 21/Aug/11
That mugshot is very surprising, I always tought that he was a strong 5'11.5, he looks barely 5'11 in that pic and with shoes on....odd.
In the movie "At First Sight" he was comfortably taller than legit 5'9 Mira Sorvino, maybe he really lost height....
He was for sure 5'11.5 at peak but today looks to be 5'10 flat, it's strange because 1.5inches of loss at barely 52y it's an huge amount.
James said on 18/Aug/11
yep he looked 182cm as well in batman forever next too ed begley and chris o'donell.
Alex said on 14/Aug/11
He looks 6'0-6'0 1/4 in the pics above but how big were the boots though. If they're a good heel then hes 182cm I could agree on.
r3v001 said on 10/Aug/11
looks to me like he has 3 inches on Masupermun tops!!! 5'11 no more.
Lou said on 24/Jul/11
Jonas says on 11/Jun/11
5'11 with shoes on (i guess)

Hes barley 5'11 here. If you follow the outline of his head very carefully it barley reaches the5'10 mark. His hair is what gives it that extra inch or so. If has shoes on here he's gotta be 5'9.
Hansen said on 22/Jul/11
he look to be about 182cm here. out of this picture he look alot like 5ft11 flat in any photo taken. also can look 6ft in some occasion. i bet he wore elevator shoe in purpose. he is 180cm
the dude said on 10/Jul/11
Great actor. Slightly above average height. About 5'11"-5'11.25" without shoes at his peak. About 5'10" now that he's older and chubbier.
5\'8.18758596 said on 4/Jul/11
The guy looks around 181-182cm, but his relatively thin frame can make him look smaller, I'd call it 182 spot on, nowadays he must be 5'10 or below, he's crazy fat for real.
tell-em said on 1/Jul/11
i remember frank2 stating that val kilmer was probly under 5'10" these days due too his weight gain. frank2 pretty much had val kilmer NAILED.
James said on 30/Jun/11
Alex if he was wearing cow boy boots then i woulden't even bet on 182cm since they tend too give more than just half an inch i think?

Frank2 said he was to eye to the same height as him so that could mean.....

Peak 5'11 (180cm)
Today 5'10.25 (178cm)

The guy is not healthy and obese so that is bound to have knocked some height off him.
James said on 29/Jun/11
rob are u considering downgrading val soon?
[Editor Rob: I don't know yet]
Alex said on 29/Jun/11
He does look 6'0 next with Mamun in the picture on the left though. If hes in cowboy boots I could see him as low as 5'11 1/2 though.
James said on 28/Jun/11
This is so suprising i used to think this guy was a true 6ft and now with all this talk of 5'10 well....... just goes to show you how much hollywood distorts the height of film stars.

And yes i would agree next to Ed Begley in Batman Forever he looked under 6ft.

Hey Rob just on a side not Mamun mentioned that Val had cowboy boots on the in pic..... do you think that might mean he could even be under 182cm?
[Editor Rob: yeah there is a chance he is under]
Legend said on 26/Jun/11
Rob that picture Jonas showed is clear evidence.
[Editor Rob: if he had shoes on it would make him 5ft 10 according to that chart, I see paul mcgillion is in that movie and if he's about 1.5 inches taller than Paul then you could bet on him being 5ft 10, but I've not seen that movie yet.

182cm could be near the money for him with Mamun though.]
mike said on 17/Jun/11
i think te picture of jonas showz a lot. who would do a fake charter just to meke him smaller. bigger, yes, but smaller - like kevin mcallister said - i dont think so! he needs a downgrade, and fast.
Derek d said on 14/Jun/11
James says on 12/Jun/11
looks 182cm by the height chart

182cm? Considering he has shoes on (I would imagine so) he barely looks 5'9 in front of that chart... Doubt that's his height though. I think 5'11.5 is fair.
James said on 12/Jun/11
looks 182cm by the height chart
Jonas said on 11/Jun/11
5'11 with shoes on (i guess)

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James said on 15/May/11
Mamun has mentioned that val kilmer had cow boy boots on in the pic.
ddavey said on 12/May/11
183 cm, maybe.
Physics Enemy said on 8/May/11
Mamun's a bit more than 5' 8", they quote 5' 8.25" in other parts of the site, and he's more than that in the morning (unless that's his morning height).

Kilmer's a solid 6' to me.
Lenad is sexy said on 29/Apr/11
Looks 6'0 max to me. 182cm more likely
Legend said on 28/Apr/11
Looks 5'11 tops to me.
Johan Cruyff said on 5/Apr/11
Val Kilmer's height's are:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'0.2" (1.83,5 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 5'11.85" (1.82,5 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 5'11.45" (1.81,5 m)

If you see the scene in "the Doors" when he has been arrested, in the photos he was a little shorter tha 6 feet! Really he wasn't straight but probably in this photo he wore Jim Morrison's boots, where heel is probably over 1 inch, so i think he's best height was 6'0.2" (1.83,5 m), not over! Now i belive he's in the 1.82-1.80 m range!
James said on 22/Mar/11
Rob could 182cm be on the cards for Val?

[Editor Rob: it's not impossible]
James said on 14/Feb/11
182cm in both pics
mike said on 11/Feb/11
Looks right about 6 ft or so.
Jeremy Yach said on 5/Feb/11
Hmm, could be, I am crazy about this site. I mean no offense, but the 0.25" don't really matter that much to me; there are people here that are extremely good at getting the heights dead on; now 0.5" does matter! Hah! ;) I am great at weight guessing though; I could be a Carnie.
Seriously though, find the trailer for "The Traveler" released last month and see if you can tell me how y'all think he looks gigantically tall. The movie (horror) is something in that genr that acually rocks these days; where it is hard to find in that genre.
I list that to see what his height appears to all of you with the keen peepers. (And Idon't mean "gigantic" literally, and some of this happened, mayhaps, to seem sarcastic, it was not; I really just wonder about the way these things look i.e.I know Elijah Wood wasn't actually hobbit-sized.)
James said on 4/Feb/11
Could be 5'11.25 today. 5'11.75 peak.
Jeremy Yach said on 1/Feb/11
Sorry, the movie in which Mr. Kilmer is the tallest person in is "The Traveler", not. "The VVisitor" Hah! You could also add "Willow" as Matmartigan.
Jeremy Yach said on 1/Feb/11
Sorry, the movie in which Mr. Kilmer is the tallest person in is "The Traveler", not. "The VVisitor" Hah! You could also add "Willow" as Matmartigan.
Jeremy Yach said on 1/Feb/11
He looks quite formidable in "The Visitor", which I am watching now. 6' looks tall in RL to me (5'10"), but he must have lifts, camera tricks, or short co-stars.
Anonymous said on 22/Jan/11
The left picture looks 5'11.5" - 6'.
Goliath of Gath said on 21/Jan/11
Kilmer looks 5-11 1/2 ish
Dan said on 8/Jan/11
He looks more like a 5'11 than a 6ft. Most 5'11 guys will claim the 6ft mark, but in reality there's still an inch difference.
Larc186-188cm said on 7/Jan/11
Damn he is fat today, but in the pic still looks to be around 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Dec/10
This current listing is fine
James said on 14/Dec/10
Weak 6ft guy at his peak
Dominic said on 10/Dec/10
There is absolutely no less than 4 inches between Val and Mamun. Val is a legit 6 footer...
James said on 8/Dec/10
5'11.5 peak. 5'11-5'11.25 today.
James said on 7/Dec/10
Slightly shorter than Nichols Cage.
James said on 6/Dec/10
Well today considering he is in awful shape defenintly heading towards 5'11.
Nick said on 2/Dec/10
next to Ed Begley he didn't look much shorter. less than a half head actually when the camera angle went straight. he is 1,83 at the lowest
Bon said on 12/Nov/10
@ James perhaps you are right, in most of his films he seems just about tall but 182 is just about where incipient tallness starts.
James said on 6/Nov/10
I doubt he was ever over 6feet most likely 182cm at night in his youth. 182cm today in the afternoon and 181cm at night.
Bon said on 3/Nov/10
In Top Gun looked more like strong 5'11 to me though
Bon said on 3/Nov/10
6'0.25 at peak, 5'11.75 nowadays
James said on 30/Oct/10
182cm today is about right
Lebensdorf said on 30/Sep/07
I saw Val Kilmer this very evening, at a local Italian restaurant as I popped in to get a little gelato. I'm nearly 6'2''. Honestly, he seemed about three inches shorter than I am. My girlfriend was with me; she can attest. He was standing right next to me, looking at the desert selection. He seems like a real nice guy, by the way. He was making the people he was with laugh.
Alex said on 5/Sep/07
I thought he looked in between 6'0 and 6'1.
AD said on 20/Aug/07
James, as I said before , I always maintained that Val is 6ft ...there's only 2 times I've seen him looking any shorter, first in that advert, and second in the pictures that Melvin posted with Val next to Robert Downey Jnr. I still maintain that he is most probably 6ft, just the 2 times I have mentioned can indicate why some people can think he's below 6ft.
James said on 20/Aug/07
AD He looks a solid 6ft even 6ft.05 so 5ft10 - 11 thats too short.
AD said on 20/Aug/07
Here's the advert that I'm talking about... to me he doesn't appear as tall as he always has, what do you think?
He's a big sport for doing this though!
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James said on 17/Aug/07
5ft10 to 11 thats kind of low for him, even today he is at least 5ft11.5
AD said on 17/Aug/07
I always thought that Val was at least 6ft...but just seen a cinema ad for a phone company where he's in a western saloon. He's put on a huge amount of weight as people here have mentioned, and really does look more 5'10"-5'11" when he's stood with other people.
James said on 16/Aug/07
AAAA Val did not really look 6ft in Spartan, I mean have you seen the scenes with him and 5ft10 Derek Luke. When stood next to Derek, Val looked 5ft11.
AAAA said on 14/Aug/07
Kilmer has always looked a solid 6', from Real Genius to Spartan. The only time he looked 5'9 was next to Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and that was because the had him barefoot in the volleyball scene while Tom was in army boots
TJ said on 14/Aug/07
Dee, Kurt Russell is not 5'7. He's nearer 5'9. Kilmer looked about the same height as Daryl Hannah when she was in heels, and she's around 5'10.
Viper said on 14/Aug/07
Kilmer is way taller than 5-8.
Jason said on 14/Aug/07
lol. Are you trolling? He's 6'0''...
Dee said on 13/Aug/07
There is no way Kilmer is 6'. That must be his basketball height--like Allen, "shorty", Iverson is 6'. Kilmer looks to be about 5' 8" as he is slightly taller than Kurt Russell, who is about 5' 7". All the debates aside, this is a great webstie and good luck to you as you meet and greet many more celebs in search of the all important (feet and inches)!
James said on 6/Aug/07
Val did look several inches taller than Chris O Donell in Batman Forever so I think either 183cm or 6ft.05 would be accurate
The Horse of FUNK said on 1/Aug/07
Leung has it right, both Denzel and Kilmer look a solid 6'.25". In fact Kilmer might even be a solid 6'.05". I've never met him, but I have a friend who has met him in Cali and said Kilmer was marginally shorter than him (friend is 6'1"). So it's pretty much 6'.25" - 6.05" for Kilmer, basically a 184cm guy, and he tends to look it in his films.
Dennis said on 31/Jul/07
He mentioned in a interview that when he put on weight it was painfull for his back, so it could be possible that he looks a little shorter while he's carrying that weight.
Melvin said on 11/Jul/07
Put on a lot of weight. Now he's looking two inches taller than Robert Downey Jr. He's down to almost 5ft 10 / 5ft 10.5
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RICHARD said on 5/Jul/07
I heard he was 4'11 when he started high school so he must have been 14 or 15. He must have had a growth spurt when he was 17 or 18 and probably kept growing in his 20s. Kevin Costner was also 5'2 when he graduated high school and he's now 6'1
Cat Stevens said on 17/Jun/07
"There's a scene in The Doors where Val lines up in front of a height meter. His head was exactly on the 6 foot mark. But I don't know if he was wearing the Jim Morrison boots or not."

That's correct, and here's the pic:

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AD said on 15/Jun/07
Have you checked out 'Top Secret' tho?...Val's wearing cuban heeled boots through most of it and absolutely towers over the rest of the cast...which he wouldn't do if he was under 6'
Leung said on 11/Jun/07
you both got it wrong, Val Kilmer and Denzel both look very similar in height.
Mister Lennon said on 11/Jun/07
Wait a moment, what are you talking about? In deja vu, Kilmer looked one or two inches taller than Denzel, not the oppositte. Also, in batman forever, he looked the same height than people like jim carrey or tommy lee jones, who are in the 6 or 6´1 range. I would say that he is 6 at least, if not more.
sam 2 said on 11/Jun/07
No way he is 6'. Take a look at Deja Vu with Denzel. D.W. is easy an inch taller, maybe 2 !!! Looking at all his films and compared to other known stars height, I would say 5'10 1/2" max for Val. Great actor, by the way.
Mister Lennon said on 1/Jun/07
In batman forever, Val Kilmer, Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones looked about the same height.
Eddie said on 1/Jun/07
TheJerk, I agree that pic isn't great.
But Val definitely has smaller head :)).
Not to mention, that Rourke looks much more massive against Val, who I always considered to be a big guy...
TheJerk said on 31/May/07
In that pic Eddie, Val could actually be the taller one. Not a great pic.
robotix said on 30/May/07
Batman Forever looked 6' against Jim Carey's 6'1.5"
Eddie said on 29/May/07
OK, let's see what you will say now. Here's Val standing close to 5'11'' Mickey Rourke:
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James said on 16/May/07
Dosent always come across as this height since he's always being pared with actors who are short buy wear lifts such Downey Jr and Tom Cruise
Alex (London, UK) said on 5/May/07
Has anyone else seen the movie 'Real Genius'?
Filmed in 1985 so Val would have been 26 years old.
He looks less than 6' in that film AND he goes around barefoot or in sandals quite a lot.
Check that film out and tell me if he WAS six foot back when he was 25 or so - NO WAY!
HellBoundPower said on 3/May/07
If you look at him next to Denzel Washington in Deja Vu, he looks like he has at least an inch on 6'0" Denzel, so I'd say 6'0.5"-6'1".
James said on 10/Mar/07
Certainley doesent look 6feet when stood next to Downey Jnr. Although Downey was probabley wearing lifts throughout that film.
James said on 2/Mar/07
When watching Spartan I noticed that he looked quite a bit taller than most people in that film?. I am guessing most of the cast must have been under 6feet either that or Val must be over this mark.
James said on 2/Mar/07
Looked 5-11 max when stood next to 5-10 Derek luke in the film Sparatan and infact in one scene looked an inch shorter.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
i actually read 5-9 for kilmer once.saw him as recent as 3 months ago.he was still 6ft.
Shane said on 26/Feb/07
in batman forever he always looked the same or a half inch taller then 5'9 chris o'donnel
Viper said on 21/Feb/07
You could tell he gained some weight in the new movie with Denzel.
Brad said on 21/Feb/07
He's exactly 6'. I stood right next to him at the Beverly Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. Yes, he has become heavier.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/07
I just dont see 6ft, looks 5'11 to 5'11.5
sleuth said on 4/Dec/06
I remember "Real Genious" from '85. He looked tall even against tall actors like William Atherton. I don't know if he's started shrinking yet but I'd say 6'1" at his peak.
mcmallen said on 16/Nov/06
stood next to him at the baggage claim in Albuquerque airport a few years ago. He is about 6' tall, was kind of on the chunky side, and had a huge mole on his right jaw.
antron said on 3/Oct/06
lets check the formatting on this page Rob
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
6ft for Colin looks close huh Rob? I once read 5-9 for Val!
Brad said on 15/Sep/06
They've got Downey on a phone book. Val is 6'.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/06
in this film they apeared close in height in that movie robert apear 178
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/06
If you watch TOMBSTONE he is always shorter than kurt russell, who is a short guy at around 5'9. They're both wearing cowboy boots so it works. Val is no 6 feet.
MOF said on 16/Jul/06
There's a scene in The Doors where Val lines up in front of a height meter. His head was exactly on the 6 foot mark. But I don't know if he was wearing the Jim Morrison boots or not.
175-177cmandgrowing said on 15/Jul/06
He says 6'0.5'' but I guess him at 5'10... maybe he looks smaller because he is so fat?
RWFender said on 2/Jul/06
5'10 for val? i have never seen a picture of val where he looked anything under 6' you have a picture? everything i see he looks 6' -almost 6'1. he must wear lifts all the time if he really is under 6'.
don said on 25/Jun/06
there is no way, nooo way..hes 6' go with 5'10...and thats pushing it
what do i know anyway said on 21/Jun/06
my wife was in a movie with kilmer (the saint). she is 5'8, and told me he was barely taller than her, shoes or not
Glenn said on 21/Jun/06
Ive read 5-9 as well.he is 6ft.
RWFender said on 20/Jun/06
well i recently saw the Salton Sea and Spartan and in both movies he looks a little over 6'...perhaps Downey Jr was wearing lifts or their was some camera tricks taking place?
dmeyer said on 20/Jun/06
he didnt look tall near dawney jr
RWFender said on 20/Jun/06
i think val is a solid 6' 1/2 tall...he really doesnt look less than this to me
The Horse of FUNK said on 5/May/06
I think this guy's a little over 6'. 6'0.5 sounds more accurate. It's pretty consistent with him and most sites don't pretend he's more or less.
Alex said on 24/Apr/06
He does look a good 6'0, maybe even 6'0.5. I've heard sightings of him only being 5'9-5'10. Thats hard to believe.
Bob said on 9/Apr/06
I, too, met Val at LAX when he was married to Joanne Whalley (Doors time). Unless he grea since then, he is no way 6 feet tall. 5'10'' at the most!!
Barry Lane said on 17/Mar/06
I met Val Kilmer on the set of Alexander, and no way was he a six footer.
ross said on 28/Feb/06
take into account his weight gain since his prime,it does matter.I'd say that at his prime when he got out of bed he was a solid 184 maybe even 184.5 which might be why hes hard to pin down.but today i wouldnt be surprised if he is this height when he wears shoes going to shoot a scene...
Ayoub said on 26/Dec/05
I think Mr.Kilmer is 6 ft; there are other stars taller than him; but I think he got a very masculan and attractive body. I have seen German and Swedish people who are 190 cm; but they don't have look as attractive as Mr. Kilmer. Being more than 180 cm does not mean you have a nice body. Mr. Brad Pitt is only 180 cm; but he is more attractive than others who are more than 185 cm.
Thomas said on 24/Dec/05
Jiminy Christmas! Did you not read my earlier post? I've got a serious height complex (guesss that explains why I'm on this site, haha) and have become superb at estimating height as a result. Val Kilmer is no shorter than 6'0" and is in no way taller than 6'1". If I were a betting man I'd throw my money on the 6'0 1/2" spot. Remember, I've met him several times.

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