How tall is Bill Murray

Bill Murray's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

American actor best known for roles in Ghostbusters, GroundHog Day, Scrooged, Caddyshack, Stripes, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Rushmore and Lost in Translation. He once commented on his height, saying "I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots" when talking about the NBA in 1995. Lucy Liu made Bill out to be enormous, claiming in Maxim Magazine "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3."

How tall is Bill Murray
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 1.35in (186.3cm)
Jalen C Gilmer said on 17/Apr/17
6'1.25 in his younger days, 6'1 now.
S.J.H said on 13/Apr/17
Click Here I think 6'1 peak a strong 185.5cm but might dipping in 6'0.75 now
RichardSpain said on 3/Apr/17
I'm sure Murray is around 185cm real today. Young maybe 187cm or 188 cm is possible when he made caracer Dr Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
jtm said on 28/Mar/17
Didn't look over 6'1 with Chevy chase and Stephen tobolowsky
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/17
I don't think 6ft1½ peak is a stretch. He looked it in the 70's-80's. Remember, in centimetres it's actually 186.69cm, not quite 187cm
berta said on 24/Mar/17
rob the average guess is 186,5 i think it would really be fait to give him 186 peak i think there is like only 25 procent chanse of him being shorter than that peak. 187 could be to mutch peak but 186 would be perfect at peak.
Editor Rob: I still wouldn't rule out 1.25
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Mar/17
Bill strikes me as a thoroughly nice bloke actually! I thought he was about 6ft4 comparing him to Scarlett in 'Lost in Translation'.
I'll give him 6ft1.5, though I reckon he was quite a bit taller in his younger days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/17
Peak: 6ft1½(186.69cm)
Today: 6ft1(185.42cm)
berta said on 9/Feb/17
today he looks like a guy who would measure about 6 foot 1 not taller. but not really shorter. edvard norton was more than 1 inch shorter for example. and at peak he was 186,5 and with good posture he could manage to look 187 with people. he is an almost 6 foot 1 1/2 guy. little littel under at peak and now 6 foot 1 ore little little under.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/17
I can still see him hitting 6ft1 today when measured.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Looked every bit of 6ft1½ on SNL. After Chevy Chase, him and Aykroyd are tied as the 2nd tallest cast members
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/17
Rob how likely is 6ft today?
Editor Rob: Rampage, I'm sure he's not lost much, but at times might be looking a six footer with a bit poorer posture.
Bon_ said on 18/Jan/17
peak height at least 186
Luke74 said on 10/Dec/16
Time for an 'age downgrade'?
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Dec/16
"Bill Murray's Peak Height was 6ft 1.25in (186.1 cm)"
berta said on 2/Dec/16
i cant see him 2 cm shorter than arnold peak. i think they were the same ore bill was 0,5 cm taller than arnold
slothee said on 29/Nov/16
Definitely 6'1.25" at peak, no less.
berta said on 29/Nov/16
i really cant ever se him under 186 peak and still today looks 185,5. 186,5 peak and 185,5 now. 1-1,5 cm taller than akroyd who was a legit 185 guy
Mark(5'9.25") said on 18/Nov/16
Solid 6'1.5" in his peak.

Rob, do you think a peak for 6'1.5" would be fine for bill Murray?
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
Peak 6'1.5 and 6'1 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Oct/16
In The Royal Tenanbaums he was like the tallest one in the cast.
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
12years back bill murray was closer to 6'1.5 maybe just 6'1.25 in 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou , def 186cm compare to 5'10.5 owen wilson
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/16
He could actually pull off 6ft2 in Caddyshack in scenes with Chevy. Easily 6ft1½ peak
Mike said on 1/Sep/16
Spot on, Rampage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/16
I can see Murray having close to if not a full 1in on Ford when ther were both in their prime.

Bill Murray: 6ft1¼-6ft1½
Harrison Ford: 6ft0½-6ft0¾
berta said on 29/Aug/16
try to Picture this. Close your Eyes and see bill murray and harrison ford stand back to back 30 years ago. am i the onlyone who Think that there would have been around 2,5-3 cm beetween them
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/16
Lol at 5ft10...
jon said on 18/Aug/16
Charlie is trolling well, Murray is 5'10 lol thats a good Joke, Solid 6'1 guy, Your not the same guy who said John candy was also a 5'10 guy lol
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/16
Peak: 186-187cm
Today: 185-186cm
charlie said on 12/Jul/16
He looked 5 ft 11 in Groundhog Day and that's with shoes on. Bare feet he was most likely 5 ft 10. Today he looks about 5 ft 9 due to shrinkage.
Mark said on 7/Jul/16
Rob, you think he could have lost a bit of height now that he's nearing 70?
Editor Rob: he might have lost a bit now yeah, how much? Not a big amount...
Scott said on 3/Jul/16
I'm saying just under 6' 2". He didn't have good posture.
richie said on 24/Jun/16
Yeah i think 6'1" is spot on, he was the same height as Dan Ackroyd in Ghostbusters and similiar to John Candy, strong 6'1"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Still 6ft1 range today...
Bard said on 31/May/16
Seems about right.

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Judd said on 30/May/16
I think he was 6'1.25" at peak and today 6'1"...
He always seemed tall to me!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/May/16
No more than 2in shorter than Chevy in Caddyshack so 187cm is very arguable peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/16
6ft1¼-6ft1½ at least peak.
Berta said on 15/May/16
I think he was roughly 6 foot 1 and 1/2
richie said on 27/Apr/16
Solid 6'1"..would stand 6'2" in shoes, he was exactly the same height as Dan Aykroyd in GhostBusters
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/16
Well Berta, 186.69cm is exactly 6ft1½
berta said on 6/Apr/16
strong 186 ore weak 87 at peak maybe. Beside Bruce willis and Edvard Norton he really doesnt look under 6 foot one i Think he looks a Little over that with them even now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
I think B-C at peak. I think A puts him more in the weak 6ft2 zone which he could look occasionally but not often enough.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/16
He really did look like a 187cm guy in the 70's-80's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/16
Rob, which range at peak?

A) 189cm/187cm
B) 188.5cm/186.5cm
C) 188cm/186cm
D) 187.5cm/185.5cm
E) 187cm/185cm
Editor Rob: D or C is possible, I wouldn't go to A
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/16
Rob, is 6ft1½ still possible in his prime?
Editor Rob: 186cm is quite arguable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
Editor Rob: a fraction probable. He could have went from strong 6ft 1 to just under 6ft 1

I think he went from near 6ft2 to 6ft1 flat. Still looks at least this height in Aloha, Monuments Men and Rock The Kasbah.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
"Peak height was 6ft 1½in (187cm)"

If not a weak 6ft2. Today he still looks at least 6ft1.
Gx79 said on 18/Nov/15
Rob do u think he lost any height
Editor Rob: a fraction probable. He could have went from strong 6ft 1 to just under 6ft 1
dmeyer said on 3/Nov/15
He looks 4cm taller than norton who looks 2cm taller than willis
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/15
Rob, I agree w/h your post from 2005.

He does look 6ft2 in Lost in Translation
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/15
He really did look 187-188cm in Caddyshack.
Ghostbuster said on 9/Oct/15
As a lifelong Ghostbusters fan, my observations are that Ramis had in excess of inch on him minimum and it wasn't just an impression from his huge hair.

Murray was very close equal to Aykroyd in height but in some scenes looked a shade shorter. If you consider the "Nestle Crunch Bar" scene outside the New York Public Library, here Murray looks certainly shorter than both co-stars.

He was noticeably shorter than Sedgewick Hotel Manager Michael Ensign who is listed on this site at 6.1, and Murray and co are in their big paratrooper boots in this scene so speculate to your hearts content.

In Ghostbusters II, in every scene with Sigourney Weaver, Murray's considerably taller than her, whereas Aykroyd is only a little taller than Weaver who wears small heals. Bill seemed to grow two inches for scenes with Weaver. The only explanation I can conclude is Murray wore small lifts maybe an inch. He's over 6 feet maybe he was 6.1 but certainly no taller.

"Anybody seen a Ghost?"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/15
Looks 6ft1½-2 w/h Conan
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/15
Peak 6'1.5 - 6'1.75

Now 6'1.25 , edge out kevin costner by 0.5 on a golf game recently
The Exorcist said on 28/Sep/15
Great photo's of Bill with 6'4" Conan O'Brien here:

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kevin said on 27/Sep/15
in aloha he was roughly the same height as cooper, could be heading 6ft0.75in-0.5in now and at peak 6ft1.25in
Sam said on 21/Sep/15
I may be a weaker 6'5" than Stern and that is similar to how I look next to 6'1" range guys.
Sean said on 2/Sep/15
With 6'5.25" Howard Stern. Stern seems to make everyone look lower than their stated heights.
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BT said on 31/Aug/15
@Editor Rob: Is the plan to give him 6'1.25 peak and 6'0.75 current when he looks to be dipping under 6'1 a bit? Surely he could have dropped at least a fraction by 64.
[Editor Rob: not impossible he could end up with that mark.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/15
@Sam: Ramis could have been 6ft2+ though.
Sam said on 30/Jul/15
The original Ghost Busters is a film where he looks to be barely hitting the 6'1" mark, a solid inch under Ramis and no taller than Aykroyd. Something like The Spy Who Knew Too Little, he can look near 6'2". There's a good chance he be 6'1.25" at peak still.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/15
Near 6ft2 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/15
He still looks 6ft1½ in recent pictures...sometimes even 6ft2!

Rob, do you think Bill might be getting advice from Brad Pitt and George Clooney on where to get to decent heeled shoes in Hollywood?
Dingus said on 4/Apr/15
Looked like he could have had a peak height more akin towards 6'01.50" or 6'01.25".
Sam said on 3/Apr/15
It must be stated that with the Ghostbusters, Murray looked as listed, definitely no taller than Akroyd and edged out by Ramis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/15
I think he was 6ft1½-2 peak.
jtm said on 28/Mar/15
184.3cm says on 27/Mar/15

Robbins also has advantage so yeah it wasnt great, i came to my 3 inch conclusion because of
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maybe the ground is uneven.
Lorne??? said on 27/Mar/15
I agree he generally looked more 186-187cm than 185cm at peak, but Rob is right, he was never 6'2 range, look at him with Chevy Chase who has now said he was "like 6ft3.5" at the time.

I do think we should bring him up to 186, though. Rob says he might have occasionally wore lifts, which, if true would explain him looking closer to 6'2 at times. I've always thought he looked 186-7, Rob had him 6'1, but you could argue 6ft1.5, the 1.25 would be a good compromise. He was marginally taller than Akroyd, who certainly wasn't under 185.(If he was, that is bad news for Jimmy Fallon!)
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slothee said on 26/Mar/15
I'd say 6'1.25" range for him. Even today he looks like the amount of height he's lost is minimal.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/15
Yeah he can still look 186-187cm today. I don't think he's really lost anything substantial. Maybe a centimetre tops.

But Dmeyer are you certain on 6ft2 peak?
jtm said on 26/Mar/15
robbins is clearly slouching.
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15
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3 inches shorter than Tim Robbins.
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Evry one on this page think 6'1.5 is closer he desserves aleast 6'1.25 and peak 6'1.5
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
[Editor Rob: I doubt he was near 6ft 2, with a guy like chevy chase I think around 186cm is more likely than 188cm.]
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
He's still at least 6ft1 today. In Monuments Men he easily has about 3in on Clooney (bare minimum 5ft10½ now).
Dmeyer said on 9/Mar/15
He looks 6'1.5 near Norton and willis , he looks it with damon , i could see 6'3 in boots that 1.25 , at peak peak 187 now 186
Lorne said on 7/Mar/15
You really think he wore lifts?!?

Damn, anyone could wear them, if h does!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/15
He looks very close to Harold Ramis in Stripes.

I'd say 187cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
Dejavu says on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.

Dejavu said on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.
184.3cm said on 19/Feb/15
I would have guessed 187cm at peak 6'1.5. He seemed to edge Dan Aykroyd out in the ghostbuster films.
jtm said on 19/Feb/15
rob how tall do you think wes anderson is? he is listed 6'1 in most sites but he looks taller than murray in recent pictures. maybe murray is closer to 6'0 nowadays.
[Editor Rob: I'd say 6ft 1.]
cole said on 17/Feb/15
@Editor Rob: Besides the fact that he has looked 186 cm, a 64 year old man is likely to have lost a little height, so maybe you should just give him the 186 cm peak height as he still to this day pulls off 185 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/15
Murray looked 6ft1-2 in Mad Dog & Glory. Towered over Robert DeNiro and at least 2in taller than Uma Thurman.

Rob, could 186cm peak be possible?
[Editor Rob: 186 is never impossible for Bill]
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Actually in some scenes he could look 6'2 range with Goldblum!
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
He looked 6'1.5 with Owen Wilson though.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Rob can you add The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou? Goldblum had him by 3-4 inches.
[Editor Rob: at times in Ghostbusters I think Murray could indeed look in the 186 range.]
A6'1Guy said on 27/Jan/15
Any possibility for a 6'2 height peak? Or maybe even 6'1.75?
[Editor Rob: Chevy Chase admitted he was 6ft 3.5, I doubt he was only 1.5 inches taller than Bill from what I've seen of them together.]
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 16/Dec/14
I was standing close to him at TIFF 2014 and he was little bit shorter than me.So 6ft 1 is a good call.
cole said on 15/Dec/14
He looked about 3 cm taller than Edward Norton in 2012, both wearing regular dress shoes. Bruce Willis in comparison looked at least 6 cm shorter than Bill and 3 cm shorter than Norton. I'd guess them at 185, 182 and 179 respectively. Norton stood a little behind in a few shots though, so near 183 is possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/14
Murray could look 6ft2 beside Jordan...
The shredder said on 5/Dec/14
Michael Jordan looked not even 6 '5 " next to him in Space Jam , So Mike is 6'4.5 or Bill 6 '2 over 6 '1 ". .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/14
He looked nearer 6ft2 in the 80's I think. Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Scrooged.

Rob, I'd give him back the 6ft1½(187cm) peak height.
Sam said on 4/Nov/14
I wonder if age is finally starting to catch up to Murray, near Frances McDormand recently in Olive Kittridge, he could seem a bit sub-6'1" in some scenes.

I'd bet his body weight was 180 lbs. range in younger years, 185-200 range the last 15 years or so. Looked a bit heavier in Rushmore, slenderer in Broken Flowers.
Danimal said on 23/Oct/14
He had an inch on 6'1" Dan Aykroyd. Was close to that 6'2" mark in his younger days.
mike said on 22/Oct/14
6ft 1.25-1.5in peak
6ft 0.75in today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
He looked 6ft1¼(186cm) in Monuments Men
anonymous said on 27/May/14
Ghostbusters (1984):

Harold Ramis 6'1.75''
Bill Murray 6'1''
Dan Aykroyd 6'0.5''
Ernie Hudson 5'11.5''
Sigourney Weaver 5'11''
the shredder said on 18/May/14
I mean Ghostbusters weight
the shredder said on 16/May/14
Rob , what do you guess his weight for peak? 175 ?
[Editor Rob: possibly a bit more]
The Exorcist said on 25/Mar/14
@mcfan: I found that video. Hopefully the link works.

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I have to concede that Bill and Dan are the same height, or that the minimal difference is indistinguishable. I am satisfied with the evidence in the SNL Superhero video.

So now that we know that Bill and Dan were near-enough the same height, how come Bill looks over 6'1" nowadays with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, John Goodman, George Clooney and Matt Damon? Well, Rob's comment to Sam could possibly be the answer.

Bill Murray: 6'1"
Sam said on 25/Mar/14
It is true, in both Ghosbusters and SNL, there's no height difference between Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Also, I thought Ramis clearly edged out Murray by almost an inch in Ghostbusters..its only recently that Murray has started to pull off seeming taller, from Rushmore to The Monuments Men, he can seem 186-187 cm, 185 cm-ish back 30 years ago...weird.
[Editor Rob: from reading stories and talking to actors who have worked with Bill he does seem a guy who may pop a lift in his shoes for fun.]
The Exorcist said on 20/Mar/14
@mcfan: The first video with Aykroyd, yeah, they do look pretty similar in that. But in the heckler video with Letterman, he only looks shorter than Letterman because Letterman is closer to the camera. The same rule applies to videos at it does with photos. If someone is close to the camera it will make them appear taller.
berta said on 17/Mar/14
He is 63 years old he is clearly taller than john goodman who is listed 185. Looks about 2-3 cm taller. But goodman because of his weight is probalb yonly 184 now but that makes murray 186,5 and if goddman is 185 then murray is almost 188. At the age of 63 he may have lost 1 cm. I think Peak height should be 187. Not a full 188 but close to it and now strong 186. There is something with his posture in the neck that makes me think about the alexander technice. SO he probably havent lost more than 1 cm if he even have lsot anything. But eitherway. Lowest i can see os 186. And on a good day 187 For now!! In peak maybe 0,7 cm taller ore something like that
The Exorcist said on 11/Mar/14
@Steve Freeling: I agree that Murray is taller than Aykroyd, but I wouldn't put any money on a full inch.

Aykroyd with footwear advantage:
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Aykroyd with footwear and standing on stones advantage:
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@jtm: I would put Damon at 5'9.5" or 5'9.75".

@mcfan: I haven't seen "Stripes", but I have seen Ghostbusters many times. Ramis looked to be the tallest Ghostbuster, but I don't think he had a full inch on Bill.

Harold Ramis: 6'2"/ 187 cm
Bill Murray: 6'1.5" / 186 cm
Dan Aykroyd: 6'1" / 185 cm
Steve Freeling said on 8/Mar/14
Murray is clearly the same height as Candy and Ramis in Stripes, so either they were also 6' 1", or Murray's also 6' 2". I'm guessing the the latter, because in Ghostbusters, he looks an inch taller than Dan Aykroyd, who is 6' 1". You decide.
jtm said on 7/Mar/14
i think damon is also listed too high. there is too many eveidence that he isn''t 5'10 or even close to it. murray isn't taller than 6'1 and there is a possibilty that he is slighty shorter nowadays.
The Exorcist said on 7/Mar/14
Bill next to Matt Damon.
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6'1.5" is more likely.
cole said on 25/Feb/14
186 cm, Rob?
Sam said on 19/Feb/14
I think 186 cm is a better call at least than 185 cm. He seems to be the be within a half inch of Hugh Bonneville's height.
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The Horse of FUNK said on 14/Feb/14
I've always felt Murray was a genuine 186-187cm guy, or 6'1.25" - 6'1.5". Judging by his posture, demeanor, and personality, he probably doesn't give a toss about height and just says whatever he's nearest to, which would be 6'1". His comment about being 6'3" in boots would correlate with that since boots would give him around a 1.5" boost, bringing him damn close to 6'3". I'm 5'11.5" and my combat boots put me at 6'1".

Murray's height now days? Hell, who knows. The guy has aged poorly, and I mean POORLY. He looks 15-20 years older than he is and I'd be surprised if he hasn't lost any height.
jtm said on 14/Feb/14
that is just another evidence that clooney is not 5'11.
kevin said on 12/Feb/14
hmmm after seeing the pics with clooney and others im starting to think he could be 186cm...
berta said on 11/Feb/14
He is about 1-2 cm taller than john goodman in all the pictires of them together. John goodman maybe is 184 now but murray must be in 186 range. He always looks it Atlest. I would say 187 but 186 is safe bet. He is 63 years old and still looks it
The Exorcist said on 7/Jan/14
With (5'10.75 listed) George Clooney.

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I think he's more likely to be 6'1.5" than 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/14
Looked around 6ft2 with Edward Norton and Bruce Willis in those Cannes photos. Not under a strong 6ft1, even today. He's a big man
Lenad is sexy said on 1/Jan/14
never been taller than 186cm
Cazorla said on 25/Dec/13
Rob, he is definitely taller than 6 foot 1!! as you can see in This video Click Here he is at least 4cm taller tan David Letterman! So Letterman needs a downgrade or Murray an upgrade!! Please respond Rob
[Editor Rob: they look pretty similar]
cole said on 20/Dec/13
He just looks taller than 6'1 if Edward Norton is really 6ft and Bruce Willis is really 5'11. I'd say 5'11.5 (maybe 5'11.75) for Norton and 5'10.5 for Willis if Murray is 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
Towered over 5ft8 Andie McDowell (who was in heels) in Groundhog Day.

I think him and Aykroyd were 6ft1-6ft2 in their prime.
Sam said on 13/Dec/13
Rob, what convinced to downgrade Murray? Back in Ghostbusters, I really think he comes off as no more than 6'1", he is shorter than Ramis and no taller than Akyroyd or Hudson. However, I don't know if he's worked on improving his posture, but he just seems taller on screen and in pictures more recently (Rushmore/Lost in Translation onward). Also, I have a family friend who met him and noted how much taller he seemed in person, 6'2" or 6'3" they thought. Strange that he gets sighted as taller than he seems, the opposite of the usual that celebs are often shorter than one thinks in person.
nyctruth718 said on 10/Nov/13
he is 6'2. met him a week ago outside of my house making a tv show. im 6'3 and he was barely shorter than me. def 6'2. picture to prove it.. cool guy very ordinary
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"
berta said on 26/Oct/13
probably 186 he looks that in all his movies and still does
Dejavu said on 5/Oct/13
Still looks like a very strong 6'1, assuming that Edward Norton is 6'0 and Bruce Willis is 5'11.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
If ever you want an example of "pure lust" on a face, watch Bill Murray's face in Ghostbusters. He's literally creaming for Sigorney!!
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
6'3" LOL. Watch Ghostbusters. 5'11.5" Signorney Weaver is in flats and he had 1.5 inches on her in the film. This is spot on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
I think Murray is 186-187cm, judging by the pics with 180-181cm Bruce Willis and 183cm Edward Norton.

Maybe he hasn't lost anything?
cole said on 30/Aug/13
I would say there is 4 or so cm between him and Norton. In my mind Norton is a 182 cm guy, and Willis can look 178-179 cmrange these days. Murray could actually be 186 cm. I don't see a 2 cm difference between Norton and Murray. So if Murray is really 185, Norton is 181 cm range.
greg said on 30/Aug/13
Gotta say that Murray looked slightly taller than Letterman last night in his Liberace entrance. Would have thought he's a tad taller than 6'1", but hey what do I know. Doesn't exactly look to be shrinking fast, even at his age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Looked a 187cm guy for most of his career.
Harold Ramis looked 188-189cm
mande2013 said on 1/Jul/13
Funny, I would have assumed 6'2-6'3. He always seems a tad more imposing than your run of the mill 6'0/6'1 guy.
Nenninn said on 28/Apr/13
Peak: around 187 maybe a bit less , now just under 186.
Jack said on 18/Dec/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover, you have a very bad habit of over-estimating heights. Murray may have been that tall at his peak but certainly no longer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Murray 6ft1.25(186cm)
Willis 5ft11.25(181cm)
Norton 6ft(183cm)
Lenad is sexy said on 1/Dec/12
he always looked 6'1ish to me
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 30/Nov/12
Looks more like 186 in truth if Willis is still 180.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/12
About 187-188cm with Willis and Norton
The Exorcist said on 17/Nov/12
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Maybe 6'1.5, Rob?
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 27/Oct/12
I watched again some of his movies and I have to change my mind, the guy seems to be a bit above 6'1 in truth.

He looked pretty tall in Scrooged, definitely 6'1.25, clearly taller than legit 6'0 John Glover.
He was an hair taller than 6'1 Aykroid but not quite as tall as 6'1.5 Ramis in Ghostbusters.

Plus, he seems to hold his own very well also next to the huge Tim Robbins (who is nothing less than 195cm).

What do you think Rob, is 6'1.25 possible? He seems to be a very strong 6'1.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 13/Oct/12
Was 6'1 and is still 6'1, this guy never shrinks.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/12
Weird, I actually thought 6ft2-6ft3 in Lost in Translation but I think it was probably the short cast that gave the impression. He really doesn't look under 6ft1, even today.
The Exorcist said on 7/Sep/12
Looks about 6'0" in "Lost in Translation".
matt678 said on 30/Aug/12
rob did u lower this guy i rember him at 6 foot 2
[Editor Rob: I thought 6ft 1.5 might have been possible, but now ain't as sure about that.]
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 23/Aug/12
Your estimates are too high.
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroid are both 6'1, and Ramis is 6'1.5.
MaskDeMasque said on 14/Aug/12
he's always looked 6'1 to me, peak that is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
At peak 6ft2(188cm). Today around 186-187cm
kevin said on 28/Jul/12
at peak 187cm was too much for him. but 186cm peak still could be possible. nowadays about 184-5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/12
Rob, what happened to his peak height?
[Editor Rob: maybe his boots he was talking about were 2 inch Portmans :)]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/12
In 1984
Ramis 189cm
Murray 188cm
Aykroyd 187cm
Hudson 183cm
Weaver 182cm

In 2012
Ramis 187cm
Murray 187cm
Aykroyd 185cm
Hudson 182cm
Weaver 180cm
Dance_Partner said on 8/Feb/12
I have met Bill & danced the night away with him at a friends wedding in May of 2011. Bill is taller than he appears on film. My own father is 6.2 Bill is at least that tall. It is also true that Bill has excellent posture. He does not appear stocky. He is actually He was not wearing lifts. The man is tall.
Silent d said on 1/Feb/12
Murray had an inch footwear advantage over letterman and they were about the same height. I think murray had an extra lift. 185cm. I think regis was wearing lifts to make him look taller next to bill and david.
Tommy said on 21/Jan/12
I don't know about the peak of 6'1.5. I suppose it's possible, if Letterman was a full 6'2. If he was 6'1.5 as he's listed though, then Murray must have been around 6'.5 - 6'1.

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If you pause that clip at 1:11, you can see Letterman and Murray both with straight posture looking right at each other and the difference is clearly at least 1/2". Of course, maybe one of them had slightly more shoe or had gotten up later or something, but it certainly casts doubt on the 6'1.5 thing and shows that the people saying he was only 6'.5 could be onto something. Still, 6'1.5 does seem possible.
Sam said on 9/Jan/12
Since she is very petite, Lucy Liu probably perceives people over 6 feet as pretty gigantic I'd venture to guess, especially someone with good posture like Murray. I took 6'4" to be a bit of a deliberate exaggeration.
Silent d said on 8/Jan/12
Y would lucy liu lie about his height? Like 6 foot 4 and he is only 6 foot 1. There is something wrong here. He must wear crazy lifts. Letterman is definitely taller. 6 foot 1.
logan noll 1996 said on 6/Jan/12
6 foot
mcfan said on 29/Dec/11
Looks 3 inches shorter than Chase here:

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Godred said on 18/Dec/11
Don`t think he was ever the full 6`2 barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/11
"Peak height was 6 ft 2 in (188cm)"
mcfan said on 20/Nov/11
Letterman always looked 1-inch taller than Murray. He's been on his show countless times and it's always been the same - Dave is taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/11
"Bill Murray height: 6 ft 1.25 in(186cm)"
Jonas said on 16/Oct/11
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in says on 28/Apr/11

If you look at the video again you can see in several occasions that Murray looks the same height as Letterman
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/11
He has good posture and can still look 186cm-187cm...
6"2(188cm) isn't impossible for his peak.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 4/Oct/11
6'2 peak is a joke, I can't even see 187 for his peak, maybe 186 but not more.
Today he is 6'1 flat.
the shredder said on 4/Oct/11
More 6'1.5 in Ghost busters
James said on 30/Sep/11
6'2 looked extreme when he was in ghostbusters
Danimal said on 22/Sep/11
I think he was closer to 6'2" at his peak.
Viper said on 21/Sep/11
This is a fair listing for Bill. I just read this on another board.

Bill will never remember this, but when i was 11 years old and a huge fan of SNL, I was in palisades NY visiting a friend of the family. I was doing errands in town and I was asked to go pick up some items from one of those combo stores you see - this one was a drug and gun store. I walk in and there is Bill Murray bull****ting with the owner picking up something. I couldnt believe it. I muster up the courage, go up and ask him "hey, are you bill murray?" He looks down at me (he's really tall) and says: "yeah......are you a cop?" true story - he's even funnier offscreen
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Sep/11
Current height is 6"1.25(186cm). Maybe 187cm on a good day?
Mr. R said on 30/Aug/11
Bill was one of the few celebs that I have met who was taller than I thought. 6-1 is a good height for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/11
I think he might still be 6ft1.5, or at least 186cm.
Hansen said on 24/Aug/11
[He once commented "I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots" when talking about NBA in 1995. Lucy Liu said in Maxim: "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3". ]

kidding.. regular boots given 1.25-1.5in, the most he were 6ft2.5 with it 6ft3 with elevator boots and lucy liu must be 5ft to look up him like a 6ft4er. 6ft1 could even be a round up i"ll say, he can be shorter like 6ft0.5 especially standing close to 6ft3/4 jeff goldblum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
Looking at recent pics, he still looks 186-187cm range.
Maybe he actually was 6ft2 at one point, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I don't know about that]
Jaspar said on 12/Aug/11
Never knew he was this tall. His stocky frame always struck me as a 5 ft 10-ish sort of guy. But with having seen him in many a movie, I'd say a definite 6 foot plus actor for sure.
Jaspar said on 12/Aug/11
Never knew he was this tall. His stocky frame always struck me as a 5 ft 10-ish sort of guy. But with having seen him in many a movie, I'd say a definite 6 foot plus actor for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jul/11
Not sure if he was 188cm
elRey said on 26/Jun/11
he looked at least 6'2" in Larger Than Life next to Keith David Williams, the guy from The Cape.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/11
Your joking? 1in? I saw at least 3in. But Jordan was in basketball shoes and probably stood at least 6ft6 in those. Murray is 186-187cm. Hasn't lost any height
BillyB said on 19/Jun/11
In Space Jam Bill was about an inch shorter than Jordan, so he's gotta be at least 6ft3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/11
I think he could still measure at 6ft1.5 or at least 186cm, he has really good posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
Was and still is 186-187cm
mcfan said on 9/May/11
What I'm saying and have been saying for over a year now is, how can Murray be 6'1.5 when he is clearly an inch shorter than Dave Letterman (stated as 6'1.5 here), arguably the same height as 6'1 Aykroyd, an inch shorter than 6'2 John Candy, 3 inches shorter than Chevy Chase, and an inch shorter than 6'2 Harold Ramis? Wouldn't it be common sense that this guy was only a max of 6'1?

Rob, I just watched an old episode of SNL now available on Netflix where Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd are all standing side by side playing singers of a fictitiouos 50s , musical group. Again, my memory is pretty darn accurate: Murray and Aykroyd looked/look the same height. There are however times when Aykroyd stands straight, and I don't know, but maybe there is some truth to SNL's logging of Dan as 6'1 and Bill 6''s close. I view Aykroyd and Murray the same way as I view Lennon and McCartney as where you have two guys with good posture (McCartney and Murray) and two guys with bad posture (Lennon and Aykroyd). Bill Murray was never over 6'1. If he was then David Letterman was indeed 6'2.5, John Candy 6'2.5, Chevy 6'4, and Dan Aykroyd 6'1.5.

I have never seen a single photograph of Bill Murray looking 6'2. He is 6'0.5...6'1 range.
marko said on 7/May/11
6 ft 2 peak
Bon_ said on 6/May/11
6'1.25 at peak
user said on 5/May/11
mcfan, that photo is fairly inclined, giving Robbins a 2inches advantage, if you look at it correctly, he does really look around 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/11
Candy was 6"2.25 I think
mcfan said on 2/May/11
John Candy, Harold Ramis, and David Letterman were all 1-inch taller than Bill Murray and they were all 6'2. If Bill Murray is 6'1.5 then Chevy Chase should be upgraded to 6'5. In those early SNL's Bill Murray is 3-inches shorter than Chevy Chase.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/11
Would Murray have been 6"2 out of bed, peak Rob?

[Editor Rob: seems reasonable]
tell-em said on 30/Apr/11
nice vid larc, but letterman clearly has the footwear advantage. they're both 6'1" guys. and are the same height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/11
I think Letterman was 6"2(188cm) in the 80s and is now 6"1.25(186cm)
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 28/Apr/11
I don't want to downgrade him but he really looks no more than 6'0.75 next to Letterman, he can be 6'1.5 in the morning but not at his lowest:

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I spot 0.75 (almost 2cm) of difference, I look the same next to my 6'0.75 friend. You should change him Rob, in the video I've posted time ago he looked always shorter than Letterman.
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I still think that he's 6'1 max, if he's 6'1.5 then letterman is 6'2.25, and it's clearly too much.
Lenad is sexy said on 25/Apr/11
Most boots give 1.5 inches. I'd say 186-187cm is good for Bill's peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/11
He looks 186cm now...

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mcfan said on 20/Apr/11
My memory is that Letterman was 1 inch taller than Murray...going back to the 80s and 90s when I watched his show. Whether Dave has shrunk, I don't know. Dave did stand back to back with Carl Reiner and they were the same height. Dave stated 6'2.5 as his height. That's probably with his loafers.
Johan Cruyff said on 11/Apr/11
Bill Murray's heights are:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'1.25" (1.86 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'0.75" (1.85 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'0.5" (1.84 m)

Today he's in the 1.82-1.84 range! I don't think he has ever been 6'1.5" (1.87 m), also at his peak!
Babalou said on 11/Apr/11
He was the EXACT same height as Letterman at the comedy awards.
mcfan said on 10/Apr/11
For SNL to list that, Bill must have told them he was only 6'0.5 and Dan 6'1. To me they look the same height at about 6'1.
Viper said on 2/Apr/11
"and why was he listed as 6'0.5 by SNL in '80'?"

SNL listed him at 6-0.5?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Mar/11
Rob his 188cm peak debatable?

[Editor Rob: saying 6ft 3 in boots I think is fair for him, it's just whether those are 1.5 or even bigger boots he meant.]
mcfan said on 26/Mar/11
I agree with MsKitty. Remember, their heights as per SNL in 1980 were Bill 6'0.5 and Dan Aykroyd 6'1. That picture shows Dan's head a hair above Bill's, but to the uncareful observer, you could get the misimpression that Dan is shorter because his head is tilted down and eyes below Bill's. My argument here is with the peak claim of 6'1.5, which is clearly wrong.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/11
Bill Murray looks 6ft2 in that picture because 5ft11 Sigourney Weaver is in 2 inch heels, hence making her 6ft1 and Murray still has an inch on her
MsKitty said on 17/Mar/11
Here is a good image of the cast of Ghostbusters...I think it's pretty good for judging height...

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Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 23/Feb/11
Nicole says on 20/Feb/11
How can any of you say how tall someone "looks" in a movie? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

That's for sure the stupidest comment I've ever read.
Nicole said on 20/Feb/11
How can any of you say how tall someone "looks" in a movie? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
mcfan said on 16/Feb/11
Bill Murray was not taller than Dan Aykroyd during any of the Ghostbusters, nor is he. They're the same height. John Candy was 1-inch taller than both of them as was Harold Ramis.
MsKitty said on 6/Feb/11
He appeared slightly taller than Dan Aykroyd consistently throughout Ghostbusters, also about 2+ inches taller than Sigourney Weaver...watching it right now.
mcfan said on 22/Jan/11
OK, if John Candy is 6'2 then why does Bill Murray look at least an inch shorter than him in "Stripes?" Check out the scene where John Candy and him are with the mud wrestling women. Even when John steps into the ring barefoot, he looks a hair taller than the shoe-wearing Murray. Bill Murray was never 6'1.5 and why was he listed as 6'0.5 by SNL in '80'?
Lenad is sexy said on 19/Jan/11
186-187cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/11
6"1.25(186cm) in the 80s and now...

I'm only going by what he appears to be in photographs
Bon said on 8/Jan/11
Bill Murray is a perfect example of an 6'1.25 guy, no doubt in my mind.
Vegas said on 7/Jan/11
letterman didn't look 6'2 next to john cleese in the 80s, cleese was a solid 4 inches taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/11
Letterman was 6"2 in his prime
Madison_KPRi_Radio_San_Diego said on 6/Jan/11
I've met Bill Murray here and he's about 6'3". (I'm 6'4") I was surprised and found that he has great posture. He plays a schlubby everyman (even in interviews on TV- Letterman et al.) so we see him in that personna and he seems shorter and even goofier. But he's not like that. I've also met Dan Akroyd who hosts a show on our station called the House of Blues Radio Hour. Dan is about 6'0. He makes a great Vodka (Crystal Skull)
Madison at KPRi Radio said on 6/Jan/11
I'm a radio show host here in San Diego. I've met Bill a couple of times. I'm 6'4" He's about 6'2.5" Probably was an easy 6'3" in 1995. He slouches in characters that we see on TV. He's actually got great posture and it surprised me that he was so tall. I noticed that he does act a bit "schlubby" when he goes into the BILL MURRAY personna we are used too and then he starts slouching and being "Mr. Everyguy"... that's why we don't see him being so tall. And on camera, he slouches in chairs to be eye-level with TALK SHOW HOSTS... (Letterman, et al.) I've met Danny Akroyd too. Danny hosts the House of Blues Radio Hour. Dan is about 6'. Makes great Vodka... (Crystal Skull)... ~ Madison in the Morning KPRi
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
Bill Murray was and is 6"1.25(186cm)...
mcfan said on 16/Dec/10
Sure doesn't look no 6'1.5 next to Robbins:

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mcfan said on 16/Dec/10
Sure looks like four from the movie and here's a still:

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James said on 16/Dec/10
looked more like 3 inches to me.....
mcfan said on 15/Dec/10
If Eddie Murphy is 5'9.25, then Aykroyd sure didn't look 5'11 in Trading places. The guy looked almost 4 inches taller than Eddie.
James said on 10/Dec/10
Dan Ayokroyd funnly enough looked 5'11 in Trading Places.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/10

No peak height needed...same for Dan Aykroyd
James said on 2/Dec/10
Well with Michae Jordan he did not look 6'1.5.
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/10
@Bon: I have met Bill Murray, and "lean" is a word that even he would not use to describe himself! LOL
Bon said on 30/Nov/10
He has good posture and is quite lean, which may make him look taller,but I could buy anywhere between 6'0.75 and 6'1.25 at his peak.
James said on 29/Nov/10
6'0.5 today and 6'1.25 peak.
James said on 27/Nov/10
Yeah looks 184 or 185cm with Letterman.
mcfan said on 25/Nov/10
Bingo, Larc187cm. In an SNL catalog from 1980 it states Murray is 6'0.5 and Aykroyd 6'1. I think they look the same height, but if Dave is 6'1.5 then why is he at least 1-inch taller than Bill?
Larc187cm said on 20/Nov/10
How do you explain this?

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Just pause at 1:15.
We all know that Letterman was 6'1.5 at most, if Bill was 6'1.5 too then Letterman was 6'2.5, because he looks at least 1 inch taller than Bill in this video.
But 6'2.5 barefoot for Letterman is impossible.
So 6'1 max for Murray, could be as low as 6'0.75 at late night.
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/10
viper thinks murray and the rock were the same height, lol, murray was about 4 inches shorter than randy quaid 20 years ago
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/10
Looks 184-185cm in Ghostbusters with a slouch.
Anonymous said on 20/Aug/07
he looked about 3 inches taller than Woody Harrelson in Kingpin, so I believe a strong 6'1.
Chris said on 16/Aug/07
Saw Bill Murray the 15th of aug, here in Stockholm. He was tall, 6'1½'' Rob he is 186-187 cm. 185 cm is to short. Trust me, I saw him in person:)
James said on 4/Aug/07
ras what the hell two inches look at the picture further down the page with him stood next to Jeff Goldblum and you will see thier is at least 3 inches betweent the 2.
ras said on 2/Aug/07
Bill Murray in this picture looks two inches shorter than Jeff Goldblum, I think he is 6'2 at least 6'1.75.
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HellBoundPower said on 29/Jul/07
I always thought he was 6'2.5". He seems like a big guy to me. I think 6'1" is a bit low. At least 6'1.5".
giantmidget said on 28/Jul/07
"6'3.5 maybe but otherwise just 6'3."

How could he be 6'3.5" or 6'3" when in Caddyshack he was easily 2.5" shorter than 6'3.5" Chevy Chase? Are you people just pulling numbers out of your ass? Is there something I'm missing, because the man's never looked over 6'1" to me.
Brian D. said on 26/Jul/07
I too have met him. I was at the "Wild Things" premier and was surprised to see how tall he was. I am 6' and I would say 6'3'' seems dead on. He was very nice. I love when stars don't disappoint.
Taylor said on 17/Jul/07
Glenn if you think this guy is 6'2 upsize him.
Sam said on 13/Jun/07
Tall and thin. I do think 6'4 or 5 is far too high. Also 4 Harold Ramis. 6'3.5 maybe but otherwise just 6'3.
Cat Stevens said on 12/Jun/07
He looks 6'2
Sam said on 12/Jun/07
I met him in New York 2 years ago. We both at eye level. 6'2.5 barefooted, 6'3 in shoes.
PJ said on 27/May/07
Met him in a restaurant in Piermont, NY. 6'1 is accurate ... I'm 5'9 and we were both wearing normal dress shoes.
TheFary said on 18/May/07
yes he looks 6'1-6'2
Height Tracker said on 4/May/07
Yeah Elliot and Murray looked close in height in Groundhog Day; Murray may have been an inch taller but not more.
TheJerk said on 2/May/07
If Elliot is that guy in Groundhog Day like I think he is, I've seen him listed at 6-0, Jon Doe. He can look a bit less.
Anthony said on 2/May/07
Elliot looked close to Bill's height in "Groundhog Day" if I recall correctly.
Viper said on 2/May/07
Murray is an Enigma.

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