Bruce Dickinson's Height
5ft 6in (168 cm)
UK Rocker from Iron Maiden.
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184.3cm (Night) said on 15/Nov/15
I agree with Arch i really thought Bruce was 5'10 range until i bumped into him at a rock bar. I was absolutely shocked as were my friends as i could look right over his head. I guessed him at 5'5 but i will take his word for it.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
Rob I think this guy more than most people illustrates how a guy even this short can give off a "big" impression by sheer personality and presence. In my mind I thought he was probably around 6 ft!
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jul/15
Rob can you add a photo? He's got those crazy eyes hasn't he, reminds me of Steve Irwin! Surprisingly short yup, like Eddie Vedder his strong, larger than life stage persona gives a big impression and you don't really notice them being that short on stage. I used to pass Maiden off as a "Teenage Dirtbag" type band but I saw an Iron Maiden concert on youtube a few weeks back and they rocked big time, some impressive guitar work too, better than a lot of the harder rock bands. I tend to listen to more jazz these days but Maiden, Whitesnake and Def Leppard are fantastic live, I've seen the latter two, but not Maiden.
Grimspound said on 15/Jul/15
I met him 1990 and would reckon he's about 5'4". I'm 5'6" and I was a good couple of inches taller. Great bloke either way.
Berek said on 29/Sep/14
Met him some years ago on a flight to Egypt. Oddly enough, he was the aeroplane's co-pilot! He stood in the aisle in the middle of the plane and mingled a while with the passengers. He was slightly shorter than my wife, who is 5' 6.75" and in thinner soled shoes (espadrilles) than he was wearing. 168cm is probably on the money, as the difference was around 1cm.
said on 8/Jun/13
I met him as well, and he was surprisingly short. I'd say about 5'5". Can't buy 5'6" to be honest.
Not the best picture, but he looks quite short here, and it's one of the few band photos where Bruce isn't closest to the camera. Click Here
Regardless, he's an amazing singer whose voice had held up remarkably well. His vocals on The Talisman off the last album are some of his best. He's actually been a better live singer since the reunion than he had been since the Piece Of Mind tour, and he's utilized his low range much more while still hitting most of the high notes.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/13
I met him once. I didn't measure him but if he is taller than 5'4" I would be amazed. I'm 5"8" and towered over him.
Voiceless Dental Fricative
said on 3/Mar/13
With Rowan Atkinson
Actually looks 5'7 there
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 9/Jan/13
He's claimed 5'6
DUDE said on 18/Aug/11
If Bruce truly is 3 centimeters taller than Dio the he is indeed about 1.68 meters.I know this since I had the amazing chance to stand next to Dio for a few seconds back when I was 14 and had 1.61 meters,and Dio was a few centimeters higher than me(I was standing maybe 1 meter away from him.
littlesue said on 27/Jul/11
Can't agree with you more Jay, a lot of rock's leading front men are small, Brian Johnson, Kelly Jones, James Dan Bradfield, Dio, to name just a few. I love a short stocky man
Jay said on 26/Jul/11
I'm married to a relatively short guy 5'7" and he cops heaps for being "short" from some family and strangers (who feel the need to comment). He looks shorter because he is muscular in build.
Go Bruce is all I can say! Who cares about his height, the man has a mighty voice and is on top of the heap professionally speaking!
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said on 28/May/11
Yeah, I wouldn't take 5'5 or 5'4 off the table for Bruce. Rob has seen Blaze and estimated him at 5'5.25.
Using Steve/Janick as measuring poles:
Next to Bruce Click Here
Next to Blaze Click Here
again Click Here
M-hatter said on 17/Mar/11
Met bruce a few times in the last couple of years, Im 176cm tall, he's a good 3 inches (8cm?) shorter. His eye line is about in line with my chin.
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/11
I think 5'6 is the sure thing, since everybody else except for Nikko seem around the 5'7-5'8 range.
said on 2/Jan/11
Ronnie James Dio was under 5'4". Proof? Look at younger, more handsome G eating him up.
Incredible singer though. RIP.
RisingForce said on 17/Dec/10
Yeah, jtm, I did think he could be that short, but I was probably wrong on that. Around 5'5" is probably correct. Hard to pinpoint an inch.
So you're a fan of both of them? Incredibly talented singers, though I personally preferred Dio and thought his voice held up even better over the years. Dio was also a nicer guy, not just my opinion on the latter either, many have agreed.
Interestingly, Bruce said he use to joke with Ronnie about looking up to him despite being 3 inches taller. I don't buy Bruce being 3 inches taller than Ronnie when Ronnie was in his prime.
By the way, if you have the enhanced cd version of Number Of The Beast, check out inside the booklet where Bruce is standing with the rest of the band. It made me think I may have been correct when I saw him at 5'4".
jtm said on 16/Dec/10
well risingforce all 3 but you said on the blaze bayley page that dickinson was 5'5 even though in the past you claimed he might be as short as 5'4.
NorthernLights52 said on 14/Dec/10
Although I've never met him, he seems like he is 5'6. I agree with the people saying 5'6. Any higher or lower would be ridiculous. Man, I'm nearly as tall as him. XD
RisingForce said on 4/Dec/10
What is that, jtm? My estimate for Dio and Dickinson's heights, or my comment on their voices?
MOI! said on 3/Dec/10
He is for a fact 5ft 6"!
natalya said on 27/Sep/07
wow, i always thought, Bruce is taller!
actually, doesn`t matter is he 5`6 or 6`0, he most beatiful man and person. his figure is still far beyond compare!!!
glenn said on 27/Sep/07
a least 1.5.not much more.big and ugly.thats all.
spi said on 26/Sep/07
glenn i think the shoes u re wearing to this foto gives u 2 inches at least..
glenn said on 9/Sep/07
it wasnt him.he is 5-6.approaching someone in that situation isnt great.next time wait outside.and yes,he can be a dick.
George said on 8/Sep/07
I'm a big fan of Iron Maider.I was working out at a local gym in North Hollywood when I couldn't believe I saw Bruce on a stairmaster so I aproached him, not crazy or anything, not believing it was him I asked him but he denied it was him, well, maybe it was sombody who looked like him, later a gym trainer confirmed to me he was in fact Bruce. I thought to myself what a jerk he was with one of his biggest fans. He looked to me about the same height as I am 5'7"
Reminidi said on 1/Sep/07
always thought Harry was in the 5-6 to 5-7 range, and nicko looks abot 511??
Thrashman said on 1/Jun/07
hahahaha Franco boy u are wrong there. Harris is no more than 5'8
Franco said on 15/Apr/07
hey glenn....wtf LOL! what are these shoes ye got there in the picture ?! hahaha
you look taller than Steeven Harris which is 6'0 lol explain?
oh and dickinson does look 5'6
Kev said on 11/Apr/07
Based on this, Nicko looks about 5'11 max. not exactly a huge band in size, but christ almighty are they huge in a musical sense
sie said on 5/Apr/07
nice photograph. I wish I saw them and had a picture of them like you
glenn said on 4/Apr/07
dianno could be 5-11.
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Apr/07
I would've said 5'11"-6". He was always quite a bit taller than everyone else, except for Rod, who had to have been around 6'2" or more. Height aside, I'll say this: Di'Anno was one hell of a cool cat back in the day. Ever seen that old black and white footage of Di'Anno and Co. tearing it up in 1980? The lad was practically Elvis.
Live +One is great, btw.
Anonymous said on 3/Apr/07
dude, Live+one EP released only in Japan and in 1984 in Greece with 5 extra tracks, so yeah i'd definetely go to Japan to get it. Its pretty much like the soundhouse tapes with a few differences. Sorry Editor Rob =D
glenn said on 3/Apr/07
paul dianno is 6ft.
said on 3/Apr/07
i never said technically he was the best.i know all the bands you mentioned and have all their cds.there are many great singers out there.that isnt my point.halford and dio are technically better than dianno.my point is the sound of diannos voice was the coolest and to me represented metal best.alot have agreed.halford is for sure as close.steve harris is the king of bass and the metal live concert look.but there are other great bass players.no ignorance here pal.like i said,im a music expert and a metal expert.you cant know my knowledge.im not good with band member names,but im good with owning many,many metal genres. i own everything maiden has put out on vinyl.rare ones too.do you own live +one? i doubt you do.rob,since you love this subject so much,i noticed you had terraplane up on your myspace.i love them.are you still on myspace?
[Editor Rob: I had to ditch myspace, I was only really using it to keep track of some celeb pages, but no need for it now. My music collection is 98% digital, I don't really follow bands, I'm really a jack of all trades listener, except rap
...i.e. at the moment I've just listened to these 6 songs: ramstein "feuer frei", m2m "don't say you love me", megadeath "Duke Nukem theme", Krull theme, Jostein Hasselgard 'Move on', Busted 'britney' and Russel F*king crowe's "Sails those same old oceans"!!!!!]
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
d-ray- i think nicko was 6ft peak.i just approached him and he told me too fuck off.if i was older and stronger like now,id challenge him to a fight.has been a dick on numerous occasions to people.alot nicer now.
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
and no,judas priest isnt going strong.the last 3 cds sucked horribley and everyone i know agrees with me.they even sucked live with halford 2,3 years ago.they were better live with ripper.hopefully the new cd will be good.hopefully itll be a double.amazing.im getting lectured on metal from a kid.priest hasnt been good since 1991.
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
in fact i just realised that you got into them a year after the reunion.this whole thing is ridiculous.and you wanna lecture me? please.you dont hold a candle to me.if the shoe was on the other foot,i wouldve shut up and showed you respect.or admitted i shouldnt speak.
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
number of the beast is overated.a good,maybe great album yes,but killers and piece of mind blows it away in song writing and sound.everyone will say beast.thats a corny answer.thats like led zeppelin 4,dark side of the moon,paranoid,biggest sellers,not really their best.only cause radio latched on to certain songs and the general public is too stupid to know otherwise.and too slow to pick out the complex pieces in an album like killers or ummaguma by floyd and physical graffiti by zeppelin.i know my music.i own 10,000 albums and 10,000 cds of all kinds of music and have dealt with fans like you a plenty.you guys cant admit that longevity is knowlege with a group for the most part.24 years a maiden fan and the less im becoming one.they are becoming a joke.real
fans see this.new fans get insulted and want to fit in.no offence,a maiden fan you might be and a perhaps an intelligent one,but 7 years doesnt qualify you an expert.i almost saw them on the powerslave tour,1985.finally saw them 20 years ago today actually.and met nearly every member since 1990.bruce is great,no doubt.but paul dianno was the greatest heavy metal singer of all time to me and many old timers.he had a more sinister,dirty voice and sung a touching ballad or 2.underated.number of the beast came out right in time for their explosion,which was bound to happen.yes,dianno had to go for sucsess purposes.otherwise they mightve caved in by the 3rd or 4th album.shame.the album cover of beast is what sold them.their sleeves in general helped.believe me.before the music.this isnt the chris that was always here,are you?.
Chris said on 1/Apr/07
i've only been listening to them for 7 years and heard all their albums, and yes here goes the top 5. 5.brave new world 4. seventh son of a seventh son 3. somewhere in time 2. powerslave 1. number of the beast. hardcore fans are in no way different than newer fans just cause they've been listening to them since the 80's has no meaning to Maiden , proof is they are still around today making records and touring the world. Paul Dianno is in no way the king. Bruce is! No prayer for the dying is till a great record even though the sound changes from seventh son. it goes into a more hard rock direction keeping the melody and the metal. fear of the dark is great too. See i appreciate music for what it is and have respect for the band. i don't care if the music might change a little bit. its still maiden and thats what counts. Can't say the same about Metallica who were eaten alive by greed and it shows the crap that they've become. Judas Priest is still going pretty strong too.
D. Ray Morton said on 1/Apr/07
My top five Maiden albums would be the first five. "Seventh Son" is great, too. And "Maiden Japan." Beyond that...whatever.
Nicko seemed pretty tall when I met him - 6'+ - but then, I don't remember the footwear. So I could definitely buy 6' and maybe even 5'11".
"nicko cursed me out when i was 19."
"Mission From 'Arry"-style?
glenn said on 1/Apr/07
sorry chris.me and longtime maiden fans dont agree.ive been listening to them since 1983.their best and most real hardcore maiden fans will agree are killers,iron maiden,piece of mind,powerslave and seventh son.the worst are virtual x1,no prayer,a matter of life and death.surprise near masterpiece is x-factor.brad nicko cursed me out when i was 19.so you have to see these people repeatdly to know.he is calmer now.bruce can be the worst.and on rare occasion,he can blow you away with how nice he is.steve is always the same.never talks much,but signs away and poses forever.long live paul dianno.he is the king! up the irons!
Brad said on 1/Apr/07
I'm more shocked about this photo than any other on this site....I tower over Nikko or whatever his name is every year at NAMM in Anaheim and I'm looking at the rest. That's amazing! I remember the drummer had the strangest nose I've ever seen...sorta flat. Really nice guy.
Chris said on 31/Mar/07
glenn Brave New World is among Maiden's top 5 albums without a doubt.
glenn said on 8/Mar/07
the drummer is 5-11,6ft.
Brad said on 7/Mar/07
God lord that's a short bunch. I'd run into the drummer at NAMM and he was kinda short and he's taller than the rest. Oh man that's funny, I never realized Bruce was that short! Wow!!!! Good camera work on the videos & concert film Eddie! Bruce can't be more than 5' 5"!!
Nikhil said on 1/Mar/07
Height no bounds. Maiden is the best. No band of this sort can be born again. They are the most super band. Up the Irons!!!
Julie said on 28/Feb/07
The greatest singer ever doesn't need to be taller then 168cm.
He's a special man.
Anonymous said on 27/Feb/07
Bruce is about 5'4 He's about Ronnie James Dio's height. Look at the picture of the band in the Number Of The Beast remaster cd booklet.
don said on 12/Feb/07
small man, big voice
jason said on 28/Jan/07
the pic is no good, glenn is standing straight in the back of the pic and bruce is leaning, a bit closer to the camera, and he ground loocks like its leaning,and glenn stands where its heigher then where bruce stands, and glenn what about youre foot-wear? they lock like huge lifts, at least a couple of inches, if you compare glenns footwear with the others glenns locks most suspicious, and there is not a 5 cm difference between glenn and bruce in the pic even tho glenn have everything on hes side,bruce locks atleast 170 cm tall, and glenn are those the kind of footwear you use when you take youre pics with celebs, if you are, that gives you an advantage that isent fare, and in that case its harder to reveal the true height of the celebs. (dont mean to be mean or anything)thanks!
maiden said on 11/Jan/07
Anyone know how tall is the original singer Paul Di'Anno? Glenn, any idea?
Glenn said on 3/Dec/06
Glenn said on 1/Dec/06
I agree Drozer.
Drozer said on 30/Nov/06
Bruce used to be a fencer and I met him at a competition where I also fenced. I'm 6'3" and towered over him. I would say he stands about 5'5.5"
Franco said on 16/Nov/06
Frankenstein boots.....LOL really cool stuff.
hmm....nice band, nice pic and spot on 1.68cm dickinson measurement. ;)
Danimal said on 27/Oct/06
Thanks G.!!! I'm still going to give you a heads up when I come to town!
Glenn said on 27/Oct/06
Yeah,I WAS a big fan.ironically,Im listening to Mindcrime 2 now.I NEVER listen to them.Tribe was one of the worst cds ever.Mindcrime 1,Ill throw up if I hear,its so played out.I used to hate those late 90s cds,but now I love them.most hardcore old fans name Rage For Oder as the best.same here.I bought it day of release,July 14th 1986.same for Warning.I kinda liked Mindcrime 2.not great,but not bad.some midgets in that band.Ill post one day.
Danimal said on 26/Oct/06
Glenn, were you ever a fan of Queensryche? If so, which albums did you like best of their? Any pics of you and them?
Glenn said on 26/Oct/06
Those are steel toe boots by the way.
Glenn said on 25/Oct/06
Hey D.how ya been?.Geoff is 5-9.
Danimal said on 25/Oct/06
Glenn, how tall is Geoff Tate of Queensryche?
Glenn said on 25/Oct/06
Matt said on 25/Oct/06
Glenn is wearing some huge shoes in this picture. Are his shoes always that huge?
Anonymous said on 23/Oct/06
Hard to tell Bruce's shoes look bigger than Glenn's and they are standing far apart.
Danimal said on 19/Oct/06
5'3"-5'4"? Come one man. Be realistic. Do you see 4-5" there between him and Glenn?
Glenn said on 18/Oct/06
He claimed 5-6.5 in a interveiw I read.I say 5-5.
Anonymous said on 17/Oct/06
No way is Bruce 5'6. 5'5 max probably closer to 5'3-5'4.
Glenn said on 14/Oct/06
I agree he can look ridiculous.
said on 13/Oct/06
Heres Bruce Dickinson and 6'4 Jeremy Clarkson. Click Here
Anonymous said on 13/Oct/06
I just saw Maiden live and Bruce looked about 5'3-5'4
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
New Maiden CD is horrible. They've lost their entire edge and Bruce has the most monotone voice nowadays. The songs are too long, too boring and not one classic on their. Major disappointment.
Glenn said on 8/Sep/06
I like it.dont love it.Mercenary,Out of the silent planet my faves.
chris said on 7/Sep/06
nooo i love Brave New World ..songs like Ghost of the navigator, out of the silent planet,blood brothers,the wicker man..
D. Ray Morton said on 7/Sep/06
"new maiden cd came out today"
Didn't do anything for me, sorry to say. It's cool that they're still plugging away, but they lost me a long time ago. Still love their first few albums, though. And I must say that I saw a recent live clip of "Remember Tomorrow" and Bruce did sound pretty damn good.
Glenn said on 7/Sep/06
I think I agree on the cds.Brave was too polished and boring.
Glenn said on 6/Sep/06
Europe gets everything 2 days to 2 weeks early.cd is ok.same old,same old.I guess maybe a hair better than the last 2.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/06
new maiden cd came out today ..damn in europe they already have it from like 3 weeks.. !
Glenn said on 4/Sep/06
1999 Chris.damn Dr Ray,didnt see that.uh,yeah.I think I have a boot of it lost somewhere.
chris said on 3/Sep/06
dang..! bruce bruce is kinda short..if im not mistaken he was wearing boots that day too..i have an Iron Maiden magazine probably shot on that same day too..they were wearing the same clothes..isnt this pic from like 2001?
D. Ray Morton said on 12/Jul/06
Hey Glenn, this is a bit off-topic, but I just got a Samson demo with Bruce from '79. He was killin' back then! I've been looking for a halfway decent-sounding copy of his Maiden audition tape (the one with "Twilight Zone")...do you know about this one?
Glenn said on 11/Jun/06
2 inches.they are just bulky looking.
Jack said on 10/Jun/06
Glenn, I believe you that your 5'8. But those shoes must have given you about 3 inches!
Glenn said on 28/May/06
Bruce told me once 5-6.5.looks more 5-5 to me.
L. said on 26/May/06
5'6 sounds about right for Bruce Dickenson.It's just that compared to the other guys he looks alot shorter then even that.
Glenn said on 29/Apr/06
Blaze is 5-6.I dont think RAGE ever played here.if they did,then it was 80s.I LOVE RAGE.RIPPER was listed at 5-10,and could look it.I also have group photo with the 1998 lineup of ICED EARTH and in 2004 had my photo with RIPPER and SCHAFFER.he is at least 6ft,maybe 6-1.
D. Ray Morton said on 28/Apr/06
Terrana is 5'7", 5'7.5".
Priest said on 27/Apr/06
Tim is 5'9 without boots?
Matt Barlow is the best vocalist of 90's.
what is the height of jon schaffer,matt barlow, mike terrana(rage) and victor smolsky (rage)?
trueheight said on 6/Apr/06
Tim's about 5'9 but wears boots so I can't be sure, saw him onstage w/ Iced Earth back in '04. His voice is unbelievable but Matt Barlow will always be the best IE vocalist
Priest said on 5/Apr/06
what is the height of blaze bayley and tim "ripper" owens"?
Glenn said on 31/Mar/06
Nicko is the tallest at5-11.5.Janick at 5-10.harris,murray,and smith all around 5-8.Ive read 5-6.5 on Bruce.he is 5-5.I swear.oh DR.RAY,I love SAMSON too!
Priest said on 30/Mar/06
what is height of all members of iron maiden?
Anne said on 10/Feb/06
I remember reading an interview where Bruce said that he is "only" 5'7 and how people usually think he is taller... but maybe I am imagining this. It seems accurate though.
D. Ray Morton said on 5/Feb/06
Bruce has always appeared slightly elfin in stature, so 5'5" wouldn't surprise me. An unbelievable singer back around '81-'82, but lost his voice within a couple of tours. He was great with Samson.
The only one I've met of the lot is Nick McBrain. Nice enough - though uncharacteristically reserved - and tall. Around 6'1".
Murray, Smith, and 'Arry seem a bit shorter here than I thought. I was under the impression that Steve, in particular, was closer to 5'10". And, of course, Rod Smallwood always dwarfed all of them, even Nicko.
Glenn said on 4/Feb/06
he's one the worst.huge fan.but he's usually rude.
trueheight said on 29/Jan/06
glenn is the man, i'd give anything to meet bruce
Glenn said on 25/Jan/06
yes,funny looking shoes.nothing else.
trueheight said on 24/Jan/06
Never met the guy but i have all the Maiden DVDs. I think he is a strong 5'7. Doesn't Glenn's boots look a little bulky?
Danimal said on 21/Jan/06
5'6" looks about right to me. I'm surprised no one else is commenting on Glenn's pics? For once we have a legitimate guy stacked up to like a 100 superstars already and isn't this why we are all here on this site in the first place? I know that's why I am here! Keep them coming Glenn ;).