Billy Joel's Height
5ft 5in (165 cm)
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Jack B. Nimble said on 4/Mar/16
What is perhaps slightly strange is that Billy and Christie's daughter Alexa, at 5'2", is 7 inches shorter than her mother. She got both her father's coloring and his height.
Brad said on 22/Jan/14
Biebs & Billy would be a great photo. Biebs would win in the lifts.
Brad said on 29/Dec/13
chez said on 29/Aug/12
i always thought he looked like a shrimp next to his ex-wife christie brinkley... he may be short in height but he is huge in talent in my eyes! Christie Brinkley is probably around 6 ft. tall in heels! I wish he'd do a bluesy jazz cd and maybe some kind of gospel too!
leonari said on 7/Jun/12
Matt:No way is Billy taller than 5'5".Not even a fraction!
Elton John looks tall next to him.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
I believe that he was listed at 5-8 when he became big in the 70s.
Matt said on 6/Jun/12
Do you think he could of been 5'5.5 in his prime?
Petrus said on 19/Nov/11
He's about 5'3" these days. Perhaps when he was 20 he was 5'5"
E said on 8/Oct/07
Looks about 5-6....who cares though...he is a musical genius.
Anthony said on 21/Sep/07
I saw a pic of Joel with John Mayer. Billy barely touched his shoulder.
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
5-4 is perfect.
Anthony said on 8/Jul/07
5'4 is my estimate. He's shorter than Elton who's 5'6-ish these days. I'm a huge fan nonetheless. Saw him twice in concert last year and he's fantastic.
Jen said on 4/Jun/07
My cousin saw him at the Nassau Coliseum with Christie Brinkley in the late 80's. They were just walking down the hallway together. She said he was so short she couldn't believe it. Now I'm 5'7" and I asked her, "Was he shorter than me?" So she said, "Yeah, about an inch or two." She said he was taller than her (she's 5'2") but quite short for a man. However we're all huge fans of his, always have been.
Glenn said on 11/Nov/06
Wish I could find my photo.exactly Leonari.
leonari said on 10/Nov/06
those who think 5'6" are out of their minds...he has the built of someone unusually short. . Once more >Rob got him 100 % right 5'5".
Brad said on 8/Aug/06
5' 5" is about it. I've never met anybody prettier than Christie Brinkley '86. Good golly miss molly. He must have worn 4" heels with her.
Rut said on 29/Jul/06
Saw him live, put impossible to judge his height, I think actually taller than 168 cm is possible, I'll leave it with that.
Rob, I will (pos)e-mail you if something interesting comes up; good luck with the site!
Anonymous said on 16/May/06
Joel was on Conan O'Brien the other night. It might ahve been a re-run but I couldn't believe how short he was. After playing a song, he shook Conan's hand without getting off of the stool. It was obvious he didn't want to be sending standing straight next to conan. I gotta go with Glenn - 5'6", tops.
leonari said on 16/May/06
HE NEVER was 5'7"!!! Not in his heyday not today and surely not tomorrow...maybe 5'6" 20 years ago...MAYBE that is... I think Glenn got it right once more : 5'5" it is!
Joe said on 16/May/06
Five Foot six or maybe 5'5 1/2
Rut said on 15/May/06
Thanks for that Ananymous..maybe he was five seven in his heyday...
Anonymous said on 15/May/06
EJ, he doesn't reference his height in Uptown Girl. The lyric is "She'll say I'm not so tough, just because I'm in love with an uptown girl".
Dominic said on 6/May/06
hes 5'6 to 5'7. Saying he is 5'4 is just rediculous.
Glenn said on 5/May/06
m*shisha said on 4/May/06
I can't resist....I've met "old Bill." We were nose-to-nose, eye-to-eye, shoulder-to-shoulder. I'm 5'7", barefoot.
height seeker said on 28/Apr/06
5 feet 6 inches, hes a little guy about an inch and a half shorter than my uncle which it 5 feet 7 and a half inches, BTW I saw him on american chopper with the teutuls I was trying to see how tall the teutuls are but at the time I didnt know Billy's height but discovery channel is good like that because they will play episodes at different times and they will play an episode later in the night so I can find the height of the teutuls b/c they are not listed, someone correct me if im wrong
Glenn said on 29/Mar/06
5-6 with shoes and hair and morning height.make that 5-5 with all that.
tgri said on 28/Mar/06
yes i agree with glenn . my grandmom and my ant both saw him in person and they both said ' *ABOUT* 5'5 ' .iam willing to bet he is only 5'4ish . if you watch the video to - the longest time , he was alot smaller then the rest of the guys in that video ....and iam pretty sure those guys in the video are not that big ? he has always been listed at 5'6 1/2 , but i think thats morning height with hair and shoes . lifts maybe ?
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
5-4 It is.
Sue said on 18/Mar/06
Yes that sounds about right 'cos when you're 5'6" or under you can start dating supermodels.
tgri said on 6/Mar/06
i agree with glenn that hes 5'4 - 5'5.
leonari said on 21/Feb/06
you got him pinned down perfect!!!!! Congrats ROB!
leonari said on 13/Jan/06
I also think he is more in the 5.5" department after seeing a him with elton john who was 2.5 inches taller.
Glenn said on 13/Jan/06
5-5 or 5-4.seen him enough.in this case cant find the damn photo for years.
CelebHeights Editor said on 31/Dec/05
Christie Brinkley does get listed at 5ft 9 by Ford. Unless he had lifts in those dancing shoes he did look that height in that uptown girl video.
TheMasterOfReality said on 1/Dec/05
Billy Joel is nowhere near 5'7". You people are crazy. He's around 5'5" at best. He's in the neighborhood of Jason Alexander's height ( 5'3" ). So, to sum it up, Billy Joel is basically a midget.
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
From Joel newsgroup: "after being up close to him and actually looking DOWN from my vantage point (a scant 5'9") to look him in the eye! So I'd estimate 5'6" to 5'7" -- shorter than you'd think"
bobbyb said on 20/Mar/05
I met him and he's somewhere around 5-6. Definitely no shorter than 5-5, and no taller than 5-7.