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Woody Harrelson height: 5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

American actor best known for appearing in films like Natural Born Killers, White Men Can't Jump, Rampart, Wag the Dog, The Messenger, No Country for Old Men, The Hunger Games series and Zombieland. On tv he is well known for appearing on Cheers and True Detective. He put down 5ft 9 on one of his earlier driving licenses for his height.

Woody Harrelsons height is 5ft 9
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Sam said on 19/Aug/15
Rob, can you add to his credits Wag the Dog, The Messenger, No Country for Old Men and (for the kids) The Hunger Games series?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/15
He could look 5ft10 on Cheers. But on True Detective he's easily more than 1in shorter than McConaughey.

Rob, is 5ft10 peak possible for Woody?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's really lost much height at all.]
Steve said on 15/Jun/15
Harrelson admits to being 5'9". I saw him say it on a TV interview.
184 cm said on 15/Jun/15
People saying 5'8 for this guy are nuts. He's a strong 5'9, easily over 5'10 out of bed. Here he is with a 5'10.5 guy.

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MurMiles said on 13/Jun/15
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Tarik said on 24/May/15
I can't believe this guys is "only" 5'9 1/2. He has the stature and the built of a 6'1 guy. In Zombieland he looked 5'11 next to Jesse Eisenberg who is 5'7.
Mat 5'10 said on 2/Apr/15
Ummm?? When did Woody claim 5'10.5???

Rob, have you seen that quote the other lads below me are mentioning?
[Editor Rob: I've not seen the interview with Woody when he is supposed to have said it.]
Clark said on 11/Mar/15
yeah characters on cheers loved to exaggerate height... once norm claimed he was 5 10!
jtm said on 19/Feb/15
5'10.5 is laughable. he was never taller than 5'9.
CDS said on 16/Feb/15
He stated on Letterman he was 5'10 1/2". Maybe that height is in shoes, so the 5'9 1/2" would be right on the money. Also explain why his official height for the longest time was 5'11" since most round up. Not sure why he, as Woody Boyd on that episode of "Cheers", claimed 6 feet-?? LOL- maybe Woody Boyd is taller than Woody Harrelson-??
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Solid 178 out of bed probably.
MM said on 27/Nov/14
I find it hard to believe that any man would actually downgrade himself for half an inch. Rob, wouldn't it be more logical if Woody is between 5ft9 and 5ft9.5 and that's why he went for the lower listing? Got to admit though, if he had said 5ft10 I'd have believed it.
[Editor Rob: maybe he was modest or they didn't have half inches?]
Lana said on 21/Nov/14
I think he's about 5' 9.25 (176 cm), but this is accurate enough. A legit, strong 5ft 9 guy.
IR said on 16/Nov/14
I busted Cecily Strong wearing high heels, after seeing Cecily Strong with Woody Harrelson on an SNL (MTV skit), she only looked almost as tall as Woody or as tall, while wearing thick heels. Cecily Strong 5' 9"? no way, not even 5' 8.5", I would guess 5 ft 8 in ( 173 cm ) for Cecily Strong.
waterbottle said on 8/Oct/14
He is probably a flat 5'8.75"-5'9". Especially in White Men Can't Jump.
Andrew M said on 4/Oct/14
I'm really surprised by this, I always thought he was about 6ft, and I saw him most often in Cheers when he was next to 6'3" Ted Danson! But he was smaller than Kelsey Grammer in Frasier.
cole said on 27/May/14
Between 5'9 and 5'9.5 is arguable for Woody. McConaughey seemed near enough 1.5in taller on True Detective, and does in general. So 5'10.5 - 5'11 zone for McConaughey. At the moment my best guess is Woody at 5'9.25 and Matthew 5'10.75.
Dmeyer said on 26/May/14
Can look 1in taller than. Snipes who is no léss than 175cm so maybe 177-8cm peak 176-7cm now
MaskDeMasque said on 9/May/14
looks 5'9.25-5 range in True Detecvtive. McConaughey has an inch and a bit on him on the show, so he can't be 5'11- more 5'10.5, maybe 5'10.75
Kendall said on 3/May/14
Damn thought he was 6'2 for the longest. How tall is Willem Dafoe? 5'6!?
Lmeister said on 25/Apr/14
Woody is 5ft8.5-5ft9.5. Why is Woody wearing only socks/Converse in many True Detective publicity shots? Personal preference or making Matt M. look taller?
Desert Dan said on 17/Apr/14
My cousin Woody is 5'10". My whole family (all the males except my brother Matt who is 6'3") is 5'10". We all wish we were 6'. Woody maybe only 5'9", but in his Texan boots, he is as tall as I am.
Christian said on 11/Apr/14
If Harrelson is 5.9.5 McConaughey is more like 5.10.˝ - 5.10.75. I thought you had Woody Harrelson as 5'10'' Rob?
[Editor Rob: many years ago, but 5ft 9.5 for a good while]
Sam said on 31/Mar/14
I don't see 2 inches usually between McConaughey and Harrelson mostly in True Detective. More than an inch/around 2 cm difference might be a good shout perhaps.
the shredder said on 7/Mar/14
5'8.5 is stupid talk.
jtm said on 7/Mar/14
5'8.5 nowadays is possible.
Mr. R said on 7/Mar/14
Have you all been watching True Detective? (Fantastic Show!) Woody is consistently more than an inch shorter than Matt M, and often you can see their shoes. Woody is 5-8.5 Matt is a weak 5-10.
Hypado said on 5/Mar/14
Woody Harrelson 177/178cm
Matthew McConaughey 179/180cm
Balrog said on 17/Feb/14
If Woody is 5'8.5'' that would make Justin Timberlake 5'10'' and Jesse Eisenberg 5'6''
Mr. R said on 17/Feb/14
Ok, Now that I have pegged Matt M at a weak 5-10, watching True Detective, Woody is always looking up to Matt by more than an inch, sometimes two inches. Most scenes you can see their footwear and mostly they are both in dress shoes. So.....This makes Woody closer to 5-8.5 at his tallest.
MD said on 30/Jan/14

This is really too tall a listing for him.

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With Jimmy Kimmel

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He is just 5'9".
Chris said on 28/Jan/14
why he is listed at 177cm if he sad 175cm,why would he downgrade himself?
Ally said on 16/Jan/14
I think he is 178 morning and 176 night(lowest)
Mike said on 6/Jan/14
I've seen Woody Harrelson up close in person and 5'9" is generous. I also remember reading some place that they built a platform behind the bar at cheers for him.
Goose said on 28/Dec/13
Saw him on Maui at Roy's Kannapali, don't know where all the 5'9 talk comes from. I'm a weak 5'10 and he was max 5'8. Muscular though and seemed nice.
devlin said on 21/Dec/13
I have met him he is definitely 5ft9inch,i am 5-10 and he was just under
vic said on 5/Nov/13
Met him, actually standing next to him, at the Drake Hotel in toronto a couple of years ago, and He's not 5'9"...maybe 5'7.5" as my older brothers are 5'9" and he was smaller. I'm 6'1" 245 (bodybuilder)and I was surprised how small he was..doubt he is more than 160 lbs.
Sam said on 1/Nov/13
I think Woody's listing is perfect...he is weak for 5'10" but can seem a bit over 5'9" next to his many co-stars through the years.
FM said on 31/Oct/13
He and Antonio Banderas looked pretty dead on in Play It To The Bone. In fact, I'm pretty sure they show a jumbotron in the movie, before the boxing match, that lists their heights at 5'9", for both of them.
nagaden said on 10/Sep/13
Woody looked like a giant compared to his Now You See Me costars. Man, they are short!
cole said on 9/Aug/13
He's a legit 5'9 man, who has put down that height himself, so there is no need for the 2 extra centimeters.
Balrog said on 19/Jul/13
Agree with your comment Rampage he is a good actor. He does looks a solid average guy so no less than 5'9''. 175-177 range.
bodwaya said on 14/Jul/13
woody is taller then actors that rob listed as 5 foot 9 like cliff clavin from cheers.
Lorne? said on 3/May/13
He really does look closer to 5'10 than 5'9. His 5ft9 claim is an obvious downgrade, he is NOT less than 176.5-177cm range, and I wouldn't be surprised if he scraped. 5ft10 on a stadiometer. This listing is reasonable, considering he looks 5'10 but listed himself 5'9. Will say that he has obviously wore lifts at times.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
"Woody Harrelson height: 5ft 9.25in (176cm)"
Such an underrated actor
John said on 19/Jan/13
Hey Rob you should check out the episode of Cheers with Lisa Kudrow in it, there she has several scenes barefoot face to face with woody, so it would be a great way to compare both of them.. Woody was certainly taller, and I think it looked more than 4 cm, but you would be much better to assess that
bodwaya said on 4/Nov/12
i admit deafeat u r right. the movies i watched he mist worn lifts or camera angles
The Exorcist said on 3/Nov/12
Sorry, bodwaya, but Woody is nowhere near 6'0".

With 6'1" Kelsey Grammar (who isn't 6'2", BTW) and 6'2.5 Ted Danson.
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With 6'1" (ish) Will Smith.
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With 6'1" (ish) Gerard Butler.
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With 5'11.5 Justin Timberlake.
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He consistently looks 5'9"-5'9.5 range. He could be 5'10" in the mornings but that's as high as he'll ever be.
bodwaya said on 3/Nov/12
but he david has to look at woody in that picture he has looks at maybe 5 foot 11 in that pic
bodwaya said on 3/Nov/12
rob click on my link u see he towers over 5 foot 9 david hyde pierce
[Editor Rob: I had a look, he looks taller and has a boot which might give him another cm advantage, he can pull off 5ft 10 there.]
bodwaya said on 3/Nov/12
rob did u watch when woody guest stared on friasier how do u exlain him being alot taller then 5 foot 9 david hyde pierce and being only 2 inches shorter then 6 foot 2 grammer.Is it possible david hyde pierce is alot shorter then 5 foot 9
[Editor Rob: I only see a few episodes but not that one.]
bodwaya said on 2/Nov/12
maybe norton is wearing lifts he is know to be a lift wearer .
bodwaya said on 2/Nov/12
that because in that picture his posture is bad he is leaning. He is not standing straight if he stands straight u will see he is equal height. Hes equal to height 6 foot javiar
The Exorcist said on 1/Nov/12
@bodwaya: Woody may have been wearing lifts in that movie. He clearly isn't the same height as 6'0" Edward Norton, here.
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jtm said on 1/Nov/12
agree with silent d. i don't understand why the half inch is necessary. rob should just downgrade him to 5'9 flat.
bodwaya said on 31/Oct/12
plus he Was equal height to 6 foot norton on people vs larry flynt
bodwaya said on 30/Oct/12
silent d watch my link u will see he has at least 2-3 inches on hydepierce and isnt much shorter then 6 foot 2 grammer
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 9. Rob where did you get 177cm from? It has to be camera angles. I doubt he is 6 foot.
bodwaya said on 21/Oct/12
i just showed the link
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 20/Oct/12
He's 5'9.5. He's about 5 inches shorter than John Cusack (6'2).
bodwaya said on 13/Oct/12
Click Here this link shows that he towers 5 foot 9 david hyde peirce
The Exorcist said on 10/Sep/12
Looking 5 inches taller than 5'5" Josh Hutcherson.

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bodwaya said on 8/Sep/12
he wasntt wearing lifts with 6 foot javia bardem if u look there shoes are the same. Plus he was equal height with 6 foot edward norton in larry flynt.For some reason he downgrades his height
jtm said on 8/Sep/12
nah 5'9 is accurate. he is only 5'11 in lifts.
The Exorcist said on 7/Sep/12
He may have been very young when he applied for that driving license. He always looks around 5'10"/ 5'11" to me.
SaimoN_ said on 24/Aug/12
Ok may I just ask, is it that Woody Harrelson has VEERY good and favourable proportions for his 5'9'' height or is he actually taller than this listing? Just watched his most recent appearance on the David Letterman show and there he is wearing very casual clothing with some thin flip-flops (can't imagine they boost his height by much, maybe a half inch as most?). He is not even stretching himself, in fact looks very comfortable and relax when shaking hands with the supposedly 6'1 1/2 or 6'2 David Letterman (if David truly is this height). They both stand at very similiar height on flat ground, can't see that much of a difference. Two inches at most? Making Woody at least a strong 5'11. I get really confused, just saying. Woody must downgrade his own height for some reason...
bodwaya said on 19/Aug/12
next to 6 foot javiar in no country for old men he is ewual height. His shoes did not look big too. he is way more then 5 foot 9
Mark said on 9/Aug/12
Just watched Kingpin, the scene with him and Bill Murray who is listed at 6'1, he looked at least 4 inches shorter in that scene, so 5'9 is credible.
kevin said on 8/Aug/12
in hunger games he was taller than wes bentley by an inch. maybe camera tricks/lifts or bentley is shorter than 180cm and woody taller than 177cm.
bodwaya said on 8/Aug/12
but grammer is 6 foot 2 and woody wasn't much shorter then him and he did tower over 5 foot 9 David Hyde pierce. Watch that episode again you will notice it.
Brad said on 7/Aug/12
5' 9", he even wrote it himself.
BigT said on 5/Aug/12
@MD: Foster is 5'8 and looked 5'9 because of the hair. Woody was also leaning in that picture. Woody is 5'9 (+.25).
Tarik said on 4/Aug/12
This estimate is pretty accurate. In Friends with Benefits, he looked a bit shorter than Justin Timberlake who is 5'11.
Richard said on 15/Jun/12
There is no way he is 5'9. He looked about the same height as 5'7 Jesse Eisenberg in Zombieland, with cowboy boots on! More like 5'6.
bodwaya said on 12/Jun/12
when he guest stared in Frasier he had 2-3 inches on david hyde pierce whos claims is 5 foot 9. He looked two-3 inches shorter then grammer. So my guess is 5foot 11 to 6 foot.
MaskDeMasque said on 9/Jun/12
176 max. 175 is prob more likely.
hey i know that guy said on 5/Jun/12
i've seen woodrow twice, and he sure looks 5-10. no more than that, but he's bald and he hunches a bit. could make him look shorter at times. he's a solid build, i was surprised by that. my guess is he weighs 190. he was clearly a bit taller and much heavier than ben foster in the messenger, foster is probably 5-8, 150. the difference was obvious.

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