How tall is Cary Grant ?

Home :: Bookmark :: About  

Cary Grant height: 6ft 1in (185 cm)

English Actor best remembered for films such as North by Northwest, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief and An Affair to Remember. He once stated his height as '6ft one and a half.'
Add your opinion on the Height of Cary Grant

Your Comment:

Sam says on 28/Oct/14
mike, Arch said "185 has to be spot on." not 6'1.5". He was a 6'1" man IMO, the 6'1.5" claim trying to squeeze a bit extra or perhaps a morning height or measured in sandals or slippers.
mike says on 16/Oct/14
He could've been 6ft 1.5 peak i agree with Arch.
Sam says on 15/Sep/14
Grant kind of had a bullish neck and could seemed broad across the shoulders, at least until he put on Ralph Bellamy jacket & looked like a teenager putting on dads big jacket. Yeah, he could have been closer to 170 lb, but I could still see up to 30 lbs. more on Grant compared to the skinny Stewart in the 30s/40s but not 50 lbs.
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
Ha I thought it was him. Harry Guardino of Dirty Harry fame was the guy in Houseboat! A little less craggy faced back then but still recognizable!!
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
Compared to Brando Sam, yes Bogart had a low number of flops. I personally thought ones like High Sierra were really overrated films though, even if I enjoyed most of his movies.
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
I find it hard to believe he was 180 pounds and Jimmy Stewart 130 pounds!! Grant looked very thin in the late 50s, underweight if anything. He didn't as heavy as 180 at that time anyway.
Gonzalo says on 7/May/14
Grant, Stewart and Cooper are the leading actors with a higher number of masterpieces in their careers and the ones who have worked with the best directors ever: Ford, Hawks, Wilder, Hitchcock, Capra, Cukor, Stevens, McCarey, Vidor, Lang, Mann, Lubitsch, Wyler, DeMille, Mankiewicz, Donen, Stenberg, Preminger, Borzage
Sam says on 6/May/14
Agreed on Grant & Stewart, I might disagree on Bogart, I think his flop quota is fairly low. I feel that Clark Gable and Gary Cooper had a pretty solid number of weaker movies in their career.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/14
Bogart IMO had a high number of duds than both Grant and Stewart.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/14
Agreed Sam. Cary Grant was one of those rare actors who could make a mediocre film watchable. Like Jimmy Stewart the vast majority of his films are very good and I've enjoyed every performance of each I've seen to date. He could look 187 in some of his 30s and early 40s movies like Fonda could, but yeah by late 50s he was looking nearer 6 ft.
Gonzalo says on 5/May/14
Cary Grant is simply one the best actor in cinema history. French director Jean Renoir said that God invented cinema in order Jean Gabin to act. I think the same sentence can be used for Grant. Just watch the final scene of "An affair to remember" to see what acting is about. Nobody can compare to him by the way he moves on the screen. He was one of a kind.
In his old films he looked around 1,85-86. He looked tall next to James Stewart in The Philadelphia Story. In the fifties he looked more 182-83
Sam says on 25/Apr/14
I read an opinion on a film board that Grant's filmography had a high crap-to-good ratio, I think the opposite, even Grant's weaker movies usually have something to recommend them and he clearly had a good eye for material that suited his strengths. Anyway, rewatching The Philadelphia Story, there seems to be no way that Grant dipped much (if at all) under 6'1" since the difference between him and 6'3"+ Jimmy Stewart seems 2 inches max.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Apr/14
George Kennedy actually looked 6'4.5" in Charade.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Apr/14
185 has to be spot on. He also had about 2 cm on 6 ft Nigel Bruce in Suspicion. 185 checks out in nearly every comparison, although later on he could look a bit shorter.
filmfan says on 20/Apr/14
6'4'' George Kennedy looks much taller than Grant in Charade. There is a brief scene where they stand together in a lift.
Michael says on 10/Apr/14
I'd say he was over 6' 2" in agreement with the chap who met him in Cleveland. No way was he under 6'.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Mar/14
Mmm I dunno, in other scenes Grant only looks between 1 and 2 inches shorter than McLagen. But there's quite a few actors in the film who were taller than him.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Mar/14
Victor McLagen listed at 6'3" actually makes Grant look 6' range in Gunga Din.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Mar/14
Oddly looks average in Gunga Din, a lot of actors in it were taller.
Arch Stanton says on 24/Mar/14
In The Awful Truth I agree that Bellamy looked as if he slightly edged out Cary but they're practically the same height.
Arch Stanton says on 24/Mar/14
A little nutmeg? LOL yeah The Awful Truth is a great film, close to His Girl Friday in comedic quality and timing. Agreed.
Arch Stanton says on 24/Mar/14
Looks barely taller than Noah Beery, Sr. in She Done Him Wrong.
Sam says on 30/Jan/14
I actually thought Bellamy just edged Cary Grant out but there's only a weak cm if that between them. Bellamy had surprisingly broad shoulders which made him look bigger overall IMO than Grant did, despite Grant's kind of thick neck. This is most apparent when Grant wears Bellamy's jacket in The Awful Truth, which is almost as great as His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton says on 29/Jan/14
But he was exact same height as Raymond Massey and Bob Mitchum, both 185cm. Ralph Bellamy in my opinion looked a bit shorter though in His Girl Friday.
Arch Stanton says on 29/Jan/14
In fairness he could look 6'1.5" in the 30s and 40s, but in the 1950s and 1960s he really didn't look over 6'1", in fact he could look barely over 6' at times.
mark thomas says on 13/Jan/14
saw cary grant in Cleveland on his lecture tour....he was in his eighties and still looked great......I'm 6'4', and walked right up to him after show, and definitely was well OVER 6'2', and that's at eighty two...sadly he passed away shortly after that appearance.....
Arch Stanton says on 29/Dec/13
That's a good selection that'll do!
Arch Stanton says on 28/Dec/13
Rob this isn't going to be easy given that virtually every film of his is great but can you mention some of his notable films. The ones I think worthy of mentioning are Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest and Charade.
Arch Stanton says on 28/Dec/13
Spot on I think. He was the exact same height as Raymond Massey in Arsenic and Old Lace who was listed at 1.85m. He could look near 6'2" in some of his 30s and 40s movies granted though.
avi says on 12/Dec/13
Plain vanilla 6'1 guy he may seem but probably 6'0.5 . He's the Brad Pitt of the 1940s and 50s
Mr. Kaplan says on 14/Nov/13
I think Grant was halfway between 6' and 6'1 at his peak.
Sam says on 30/Oct/13
Here he looks like he could easily be 6'1.5" if not more with 6'3.75" listed Howard Hughes...however, I think the truth is that Grant seems 6'1" in almost every other context, so Hughes is probably a little less than his listing/claim.
Click Here
Arch Stanton says on 26/Oct/13
Him and Bob Mitchum do indeed look the exact same height in Grass is Greener. However, Grant tends to slouch a lot and Mitchum can often seem a bit taller but they're really about as you've listed them.
Arch Stanton says on 26/Oct/13
Rob pause at 52:20 Click Here Do you think 185 looks right next to George Kennedy? Kennedy could have course have been 6'4.5" peak but I'm not sure he was.
Arch Stanton says on 2/Oct/13
Looks around the same height as 185cm listed Gig Young in That Touch of Mink. At times though Grant can look 2cm taller and at times Young can look 2cm taller, they're about the same height I think!
Arch Stanton says on 16/Sep/13
Yup, he was looking this in both North by North West and To Catch a Thief too. His suit in North by North West was awesome and read that it is apparently the most iconic male suit!
Arch Stanton says on 4/Sep/13
Yeah I think this is OK. Barefoot next to Katherine Hepburn in Bringing up Baby he looks about 5 inches taller barefoot than her. Not sure what shoe size he wore but his feet look massive, at least a size 13 I'd say. Proportionally his feet look way too big for his body!
Arch Stanton says on 14/Aug/13
Rob see 80-82 minutes of Click Here He looks 184-5 next to 5'10.5" John Howard and seems about 2-2.5 inches shorter than Jimmy Stewart. 185 looks accurate compared to both don't you think?
[Editor Rob: I think 185 is ok for him, wouldn't mind the job Jimmy had there, carrying katherine around! ]
Arch Stanton says on 14/Aug/13
Na, Jimmy Stewart looks easily 2 inches taller.
Arch Stanton says on 14/Aug/13
Mmm watching The Philadelphia story and he actually seems nearer 6'2" than 6'1" actually at times next to Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn. He seems a bit taller in the 40s than he did later on, did he lose height by the late 50s? He might have lost an inch by then and was 6'1.5" peak? I think he looked 6'1.5" next to Niven in the Bishop's Wife too.
Sam says on 24/Jul/13
Robert Mitchum and Cary Grant appear to have been the same height:
Click Here
James says on 14/Jul/13
Army records as others have pointed out would be accurate, Clearly 6'1"
Arch Stanton says on 27/May/13
@Marcus, clearly you've not seen many of his films! Watch Operation Petticoat, he looks 1.5 inches shorter than two genuine 6'1.5" guys in that film!! He looks near 6' than 6'1 next to Curtis. He did look a solid 6'1"next to Niven in Bishop's wife though but the more I look into it the more I think Niven was nearer 5'11" flat.
marcus says on 22/May/13
6'1.5" seems right to me
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/13
He looks 4 inches taller than Tony Curtis in Operation Petticoat which I see you have at 5'8.75". Looks about right. 185 is definitely nearer than 187 i think.
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/13
185 looks the most he could be in Operation Petticoat, looks similar on screen to Reagan in height and build, I could buy 184, but he did look an easy 6'1" next to David Niven didn't he.
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/13
Rob Bryant says on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.

In some scenes where you can see ground level, footwear and whole body, films are actually an excellent way to judge height. I do it all the time and mostly I find the comparisons check out with what Rob has listed them at on here or look very close. Occasionally you'll get some freak ones like James Caan in The Godfather seeming a lot taller but generally if you can see footwear and full body proportions I find you can make a good judgement if on a flat floor interior, its the outdoor scenes, when you can't see below the torso, and when camera angle isn't straight that you have to be wary.
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/13
Watching Operation Petticoat right now and he had 1.5 MAX on 5'11 listed Robert F. Simon.
Rob Bryant says on 3/Mar/13
If the army records say he was 6'-1.5" that was his height period. Who cares what some of these people think that have never met him. You can't judge by comparing them to other stars in movies the camera angles can make who ever they choose appear to look taller. And don't forget the elevator shoes. Cary Grant 6'-1.5" Remember Randolf Scott liked em tall.
James says on 22/Feb/13
6ft0.5 (184cm)
Dubles says on 8/Feb/13
He always looked a good 6'.2" or more to me, maybe just carried himself well. Wouldn't imagine he bothered with 'lifts', he was well tall enough for his leading ladies..
Anon says on 18/Jan/13
I knew Cary. He was a tad shorter toward the end of his life. In youth a hair under 6 ft. tall. Near the end 5'11 and a hair.
James says on 13/Jan/13
He can look 5'11 in pics with Jim stewart
Sam says on 3/Dec/12
That photo with Monroe is a strange one, in that he looks closer to 5'11". He never looked that short next to her in the film Monkey Business, more around 5 inches taller.
Click Here
Also around the same height as Joe DiMaggio next to Monroe:
Click Here
leafawn says on 2/Dec/12
In June 1942 Grant attempted to enlist in the Army Air Forces and underwent a medical. In which it stated he was 6'1.5" tall and weighed 180lbs.
For anyone that's interested he was 38 and was classified as 2-A, although later for unclear reasons by December that year this was changed to 1-H. Some biographers speculate he was involved in Allied espionage (See 'Evenings with Cary Grant' by Nancy Nelson
Copnovelist195 says on 9/Nov/12
I would put him at about 5ft10 or 11. In Walk Don't Run, 6ft5 Jim Hutton towered over him.
Willy says on 25/Oct/12
6'4'' George Kennedy had a full four inches on him in Charade (1963). However, at the age of then 59, Grant had finally started to age (and rapidly at that) and would go on to make only two more films before his retirement. Therefore, I believe that the posters who estimate him as a weak 6'1'' are correct and would assume a peak height of 6'0.75'' for Cary and 6' flat in 1963.
thetruth says on 13/Oct/12
I'd say he was a good 6ft but not sure if he was taller. He did a film with Robert Mitchum and he was slightly shorter than his 6'1'' co-star I seem to recall.
Nick Nock says on 15/Sep/12
Standing beside him I would've bet Mr Grant was at least 6'2" (You Brits can fill in the cms.) Perhaps I had begun shrinking, but, hey, I was only 37.5 at the time!
Nick Nack says on 15/Sep/12
5'10?? Cary Grant? Baloney! I was 5'11.5" and Grant standing beside me towered over me, to my surprise and revelation. So yeah, he was quite a bit over 6 ft. (USA measure, because that is where the meeting occurred)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Sep/12
"Cary Grant height: 6 ft 0.75 in (185cm)"
Hard time believing he was 187cm. Out of bed maybe?
Ginger Davis says on 4/Aug/12
You can tell he was tall. Watch Suspicion!!
Gregg says on 27/Jul/12
@dora glasberg I have the same photo in the book "Cary Grant: A Celebration by Richard Schickel". Since Marilyn Monroe is listed here as 5'5.5" and I'd say you're about right about the height difference between the two, that would make Grant 5'10.5", or perhaps Shaun's estimate of 5'11". Seems plausible.
rafa says on 10/Jun/12
One of mu favourite classic Holywood actors!
Harrison Roberts says on 31/Jan/12
Page 184 "That's Amore" by Ricci Martin Carry Grant standing behine Prince Charles who is shaking hands with Dean Martin Grant appears to be the same height as Prince Charles who is in the 5'10" range Martin is leaning forward Grant could not have lost that much height was he ever 6'1 go fiqure!!!!! let me know

All heights are barefeet Estimates, derived from quotations by celebrities, official websites, agency resumes, actors I've met at conventions and pictures/films.

Vital statistics like weight, shoe or bra size measurements have been taken from quotes by the actors themselves in interviews, resumes or articles.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.