How tall is Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd's Height

6ft 3.5in (192 cm)

Irish Actor best known for appearing on tv show The IT Crowd and films like The Boat that Rocked and Bridesmaids. In The Times Newspaper in 2009 Chris said "I'm 6ft 4in, I'm a big guy. So many times during filming I banged my f***ing head"


Chris with 5ft 9 Dawn Porter
Photo by PR Photos

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jun/16
Rob, how tall do you think Richard Ayoade is?
Editor Rob: I would say somewhere in 6ft 1-2 zone he can look.
Real Paul Solar said on 3/Jul/15
I met Richard Ayoade on London Underground, he confirmed that he is 180cm but he wouldn't stand up. He looked a sold 1801cm though. Very good looking.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
Rob, who do you think would be taller back-to-back, Chris O'Dowd or Paul Bettany?
[Editor Rob: it is possible both are very similar, Paul generally is a guy with more looser posture at times.]
lelman said on 20/Dec/14
Cheers Rob.

Also, is it just me or is Michael Mcintyre packing lifts there? He's looking 5'9-10ish when there is no way he is that tall in reality, always pegged him at about 5'7.5 tops
[Editor Rob: yeah 5ft 7.5 range is possible for him, at times he can look anywhere from a 5ft 7 to 8.]
lelman said on 18/Dec/14
Rob, what's your estimate for Matt Berry and Richard Ayoade?

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Matt Berry is listed at 5'10" but he can look lower than that to me, Richard always looks about an inch or two shorter than O'Dowd so I think 6'2"s pretty fair for him.
[Editor Rob: somewhere close to 6ft 2 is quite possible, matt berry maybe 5ft 9 range.]
Jakob said on 4/Dec/14
Strong 6'3" guy. I was thinking more 191 but I could buy 192.
Ajax said on 29/Nov/14
Disagree with Cole -- he was decidedly shorter than Jason Segel in "This is 40", who had about an inch on him. I'd downgrade him to 6ft2.5.
pjk said on 6/Jun/14
Thats really weird, i never thought he looked that tall on the IT crowd but thats because i was assuming Richard Ayoade was about 6ft so i thought Chris was about 6'1". Just goes to show you. Good old celebheights telling it like it is !
cole said on 28/May/14
This is fair. He can look a good 12-13 cm taller than 179 cm James Franco when standing tall, and has about 4 cm on 187-188 cm Richard Ayoade. He also seemed pretty much the same height as Jason Segel in 'This is 40'.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Feb/14
Does look quite lanky in Pirate Radio (The Boat that Rocked). So many tall Irish actors!
btn said on 18/Nov/13
In an episode of "Family Tree" he states his height at 6'4".
Ajax said on 16/Mar/13
Found an article stating him as 6'3"

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MaskDeMasque said on 11/Sep/12
i think chris morris is 6'4 and o'dowd looked shorter than him. about 6'3 i'd say.
HAL said on 11/Aug/12
Chris and Richard are both huge, I extra'd in an episode of The IT Crowd, I'm 1.78, and they easily towered half a foot over me, Chris being about an inch taller than Richard.
Godred said on 13/Dec/11
I think somewhere between 6`2 and 6`3 is more likely.
Bleemo said on 20/Oct/11
Camera angle is tiled in that photo jack it validates 6'4" for Dowd.
Jack said on 21/Sep/11
Rob,

Seriously, this dude is nowhere near 6'4" - You really should downgrade the fella to 6'2.5", he's probably referring to his morning height in shoes. For example:

Click Here < That guy on the left (director Paul Feig) is listed everywhere as 5'11.5"-6'0". In a very rare photo, O'Dowd is finally standing with a completely straight posture and you can clearly see he is no more than two inches taller than Feig, who is actually losing height as he is leaning at an angle.

Also, in the video with Merchant he is clearly up to six inches shorter with bad posture, if he straighted up then at best he would be a weak 6'3" (the very maximum height I think is even possible for him.)
mike said on 4/Jun/11
I worked with him on crimson petal and the white, I'm 5'11.5, and I would say that Chris was about 2 inches taller than me.
Mathew said on 4/Jun/11
I thought he was 6'3".
Benj said on 2/Jun/11
I reckon 6'4 is regarded as more than just averagely tall-I don't know anyone that height myself , though in upper class areas it's amazing how many young guys seem to be around the 6'2 mark. Then again in working class east London I was the tallest person at 181 cm -on a crowded bus. Seems a bit sick really how much difference upbringing can make. Then again about 60% of those people were south asain so...um I'll shut up now
thorterr said on 24/May/11
if richard ayoade is 6ft 2 then chris is nearly 6ft 4 according to this pic
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Jake said on 13/Apr/11
Robby, Robby, Robby... The guy is 6'2.5" tops.
ih said on 30/Mar/11
Well Michael Macintyre is 5'7" and in this photo Click Here

we can see that Chris O' Dowd is more like 6'2.5" at the most
Godred said on 21/Mar/11
Is 6`4 his shoe height? - seems a little large for him, his poture must be terrible.
SAK said on 20/Mar/11
He was on SomethingForTheWeekend today, and he said he is 6ft4.
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/10
the guy who plays the security guard character is Oliver Chris who also starred in the office. He's listed everywhere as being 6'3, but I think he maybe downgrading. Look at him in the office, he was a full head over ricky gervais perhaps more.
Jimmy said on 13/Nov/10
Always thought Chris was an average looking man until I once saw him at an awards show standing next to Jen from the IT Crowd. He absolutely towered her
Beatlefan said on 11/Nov/10
Medical statistics show that British people aren't much taller than they were 30 years ago anyway.There may be more taller people around but there are still plenty of shorter people to bring the overall average down to about 5'9" and 3/4. Which is quite obviously a long way off 6'4".
Will said on 9/Nov/10
Richard Ayoade is 6 ft 2
Buzz said on 5/Nov/10
Maybe it's just the younger generations, I see many people under 30 in the 6'4 range today.
For someone over 40 it would be quite unusual, Clint Eastwood always looked tall at that height. But in about 30 years I really don't think it'll be anything special.
Anonymous said on 2/Nov/10
i figured he was 6'2" from IT crowd - wonder how tall Richard Ayoade (Moss)is then? they look pretty close in height if i remember correctly.
anon said on 27/Oct/10
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holds his own against 6'7" stephen merchant, i think around 6'3"-6'4" maybe?

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