Chris Rock's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
American comedian and actor, best known for roles in Head of State, Grown Ups and Death at a Funeral. He said in Maxim: "Fame adds about four inches to your height"
Photos by PR Photos
You May Be Interested
Add a Comment 97 comments
Average Guess (8 Votes)
5ft 9.88in (177.5cm)
Danimal said on 21/Feb/17
More like 5'9.5". Funny guy.
dave510 said on 4/Oct/16
I agree with this 5'10" listing. I do think he may dip a bit under it in the evening though.
Rob, has Rock ever stated his height himself?
James said on 8/Sep/16
I'm surprised he's that tall. I always thought he was like 5'8.
Damian said on 12/May/16
You guys need to read the quote he mentioned from Maxim. He stated, "Fame adds about four inches to your height." Because he was so famous, he probably got listed as 6ft2 or 6ft3, when he obviously was not that tall.
Bruce 5'11.5 said on 29/Apr/16
I could have sworn this guy was like 5'11 or is it becauce he's skinny he appears taller
said on 8/Feb/16
Johno is right. Chris Rock is much closer in height to Jamie Foxx than is currently listed. Quite frankly, I'm not sure who is taller because of Chris slouching in one of these pictures and Jamie in the other, but what's clear is that if each stood of straight, the difference between the two is margin (quarter inch at the most). Chris isn't a full 5'10". This is too much.
Editor Rob: at times Rock can look a 5ft 9.5 guy, other times I think he can still look 5ft 10.
Johno said on 4/Feb/16
Same height as Jamie Foxx and Eddie Murphy.
dmeyer said on 25/Oct/15
To me when in equal posture and camera with schwimmer he looks no more than 6cm smaller but to me david is likely just a solid 184cm
Guy said on 14/Aug/15
I worked on one of his films. Frankly I think 5'10" seems too short because I'm a bit taller than that and he was definitely probably half a head taller than me on that night. Of course, it's possible he was wearing lifts.
Marc said on 25/Jul/15
he looks short to me until he stands around other people its weird
Gabby said on 8/Jul/15
Chris rock is, 5'10
eed said on 28/May/15
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
My brother met him through his work and said he was not a friendly man but still one of my favorite comics of all time.
Clay said on 18/Sep/14
A little taller than Sandler at a weak 5'10''.
jim said on 11/Sep/14
5ft 9 best guess
jamie179cm said on 31/Aug/14
sorry rob but this listing is bad after seeing at next to stiller i think hes around 5ft7 or 5ft8
jamie179cm said on 31/Aug/14
looks about 5ft9 to me
Goose said on 21/May/14
As I said previously, when I saw him in Soho working on his material at a comedy club I was 5 feet from the stage. He's no shorter than 5'9 and possibly 5'10. Skinny as a rail and has a very very hot wife......
Dmeyer said on 30/Jan/14
Rob this Guy fooled me for 5'10.25 in , in person , so he must be 5'10 , didnt look That Look That Much shorter than me
Gaza2121 said on 13/Jan/14
And Arthur that pic doesn't really show that because stiller is closer to the camera and rocks not standing straight. I think this height is pretty accurate.
Gaza2121 said on 13/Jan/14
said on 31/Dec/13
The 5'10'' is ridiculous! Look the height difference between Rock and 5'7'' Ben Stiller:
Ben Stiller is a maximum 5 cm shorter. Chris Rock is 5'9'' at his really, really best(and that is, only in the morning)
Goose said on 29/Dec/13
Saw him in a small comedy club near NYU when he was working on his material. Hard to gauge as he was on an elevated stage but he's around 5'9 or 5'10. No taller or shorter.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/13
Solid 5 foot 10.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/13
I think Rock and Sandler are about the same.
Maybe Rock is a hair taller
jtm said on 10/Sep/13
5'11 would make eugene levy 6'0. he isn't taller than 5'9.
Lorne said on 7/Jul/13
Nah, he's 5ft10. A legit 5'10, but no more. Otherwise Dylan baker is pushing 6'1! He really does make Sandler look a weak 176cm though...
jack said on 12/Mar/13
hey for enrique two comments below those arent lifts hes wearing those are normal dress shoes what everyone wears.... normal dress shoes always have like a half of inch on all shoes....hes wearing 1/2 inch normal dress shoes
MaskDeMasque said on 16/Sep/12
I was watching Beverly Hills Cop 2 last night and noticed a young Chris Rock, he looked the same height as 176cm listed Murphy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/12
Yeah I think Rock could be 178-179cm. Bare in mind he is quite thin so that may add to the illusion of the more height. Adam Sandler looks 5"9.75(177cm) rather than a full 5"10.
said on 26/Jul/12
He is probably wears lift. Look at this pic: Click Here
The height difference between 185 cm David Schwimmer and 169 cm Ben Stiller is looks accurate, plus the 169 cm Martin Short also looks similar height as Stiller, but Chris Rock max 4-5 cm taller than Ben Stiller and Martin Short.
Proof: Click Here
avi said on 31/Dec/11
odd next to Steve Harvey he looks no more than 2 inches shorter. i guess Steve Harvey is 6'1 flat or less.
Silent d said on 10/Nov/11
He is taller than sandler by at least half an inch. I could live with 179cm or even 180cm. I think sandler is 177cm.
Brad said on 13/Oct/11
As listed in fine form a few days ago in Vegas. Kinda fatter face now.
Greg said on 3/Aug/11
Around Jake Gyllenhaals height, 5'10.5" maybe.
dmeyer said on 18/May/11
in person he looked 178 179 cm , is 5 ft 10.25 possible for this guy or is it impossible i walked past him twice he seemed near 178.5 cm
Clay said on 6/Dec/10
Sandler has looked nothing other than 5'10 next Ving Rhames and Seth Rogen. Some of you are off your rocker.
Adamz said on 12/Nov/10
N24 says on 6/Aug/10
Adam Sandlar is listed as 5'10. According to this picture Chris Rock is like 5'11 or even 6'0
come on Rob 5'10 for Adam or Chris?
Rob, N24 makes a good point. Chris Rock and Adam Sandler are not the same height so you need to change one of them. Just watch the movie "Grown Ups". I agree with Mr. R when he says Sandler is lower than what is listed.
paul86 said on 9/Nov/10
179 cm ( 5'10.5') minimum - 5'11' and sandler 5'10'!!
glenn said on 5/Aug/07
next to my 5-9.5 friend,tucker looked 6-2.
said on 4/Aug/07
- chris rock and chris tucker. either tucker is 6ft max or rock is 5'11 minimum rob,no matter how you slice it,or chris is wearing lifts.
Dermot said on 2/Aug/07
rock cant be more than 5' tops I saw him at live earth he didnt look 5'10 at all
leonari said on 13/Jul/07
donny: you are an idiot. period.
said on 12/Jul/07
look like glenn wearing a lift now i really doubt about all the picture glenn take...whether he is barefoot or wearing a lift maybe 2inch lift
[Editor Rob: did you ever think on some pictures a celebrity might have pavement advantage, and in others glenn may have sidewalk advantage?]
Anonymous said on 11/Jul/07
Glenn this has to be the best pic of urs of what i have seen, what u think?
STA said on 8/Jul/07
The guys at the Maher page are saying Maher is only 5'6.5", so if Rock is about even with him I'd put him at 5'6"
schnitz said on 14/Jun/07
actually in the longest yard with the half a star scene, it shows him at 6'0.5" though thats BS, in the film he looked no taller than sandler-exact height, and sandler slocuhes, id say rock is 5'9"
glenns 5'8" and thoughchris is moving sideays, that doesnt eliminate an entire inch
vandal said on 10/Jun/07
alibi, there's too much uncertainy in Kerry Washington's height and heel height.
The other girl, Gina Torres, is listed at 5'10"+heels.
said on 26/May/07
So, this: Click Here
guy is 5'10"? Are you kidding me? The little girl is put at 164cm. He has about 3-4cm advantage over her. His shoes are nothing flat, at least normal 2cm shoes. So lets say she has 10cm heels and an overall 8cm shoes advantage. That would put Chris Rock at 176-7. Now take into account that the little girl is leaning and he is on a thick carpet and there is no way he is over 176cm. I'd say 175, but I know you wouldn't downgrade him that far. (sorry for the double post. Forgot to add my name in the previous one)
said on 26/May/07
So, this: Click Here
guy is 5'10"? Are you kidding me? The little girl is put at 164cm. He has about 3-4cm advantage over her. His shoes are nothing flat, at least normal 2cm shoes. So lets say she has 10cm heels and an overall 8cm shoes advantage. That would put Chris Rock at 176-7. Now take into account that the little girl is leaning and he is on a thick carpet and there is no way he is over 176cm. I'd say 175, but I know you wouldn't downgrade him that far.
Alex said on 24/May/07
He looks 5'10 to me but with Glenn more 5'9.
Viper said on 9/May/07
I think Chris Rock is 5-9.
said on 8/May/07
Now I am totally confused, please explain this picture anyone: Click Here
According to this site: mike myers 5'7, justin timberlake 5'11.5, chris rock 5'10, jerry seinfeld 5'11.
Which guys are the liftwearers?
glenn said on 29/Apr/07
sandler is weird.he looks 5-10ish next to cheadle.yet he can look 5-9 other times.
Viper said on 29/Apr/07
Sandler is 5-9.
Random Person said on 28/Apr/07
In the movie Down to Earth, he was marginally shorter then then 5'10 Eugene Levy, this guy seems more 5'9. The only problem with Rock being 5'9 is that would make Sandler 5'8. Could Sandler have shrunk recently?
dmeyer said on 11/Feb/07
did look 1 inch taller than sandler in the longest yard
Austrian said on 30/Jan/07
if he's 5'10 why are you taller than him?
brother_h said on 30/Jan/07
chris rock is about 5'10, he has 1 inch on adam sandler, adam sandler is 5'9, always has been. burt reynolds is 178cm(5'10)
jason said on 12/Jan/07
in the pic with glenn it´s hard to emagine him at least 5 cm taller then glenn.
i think there is a possebility he is even 179 cm. i would say he is between 178-179 cm. he locks slightley taller then burt reynolds and adam sandler they are both 178 cm, and he locks in the 178-179 cm zone. i would say he is closer to 179 cm and skinny, wich adds the illusion of him being tall.
MD said on 20/Dec/06
Hey Rob, check this out.
Padraig said on 16/Oct/06
Here is a bit of information Rob had given me to add:
In the Star Tribune in 2006 there was an interview with somebody called Todd Walker, who said:
"Rock is shorter than I am. He's 5-9; at least that's what it says on his license".
Diverse said on 5/Oct/06
i saw a picture of him up close... i don't think he's 5'10"... i'm about 5'9" and he was MAYBE my height, perhaps shorter... i put him 5'8" to 5'9"...
Chris said on 27/Sep/06
Is that photo from GTA Vice City ;)
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
5-9 is my guess.
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
He can strangely look 5-10 in the street sometimes.
kene said on 18/Sep/06
this guy stand next to morgan freeman looks no more than 175cm.. i'll push him up as 176cm.
J. said on 17/Sep/06
See ...my old teacher was right. Granted Rock is slouching in the photo, he's pretty much Glenn's height. (discount his high top fade hairstyle) 5'11" my ass.
Editor Rob said on 17/Sep/06
The smaller version, the one where fame hasn't quite added 4 inches to his height yet?
JK said on 18/Aug/06
why didn't you change him to 6ft then??
[Editor Rob: I'm joking, do all pics of rock suggest 6ft. Jake might not be standing same posture, could be loose?]
JK said on 15/Aug/06
but you haven't changed him to 6ft rob
Editor Rob said on 12/Apr/06
In Longest Yard his mugshot was on the computer screen. EASY clearing 6ft ;-) Of course the camera is below his eyeline and he is standing a bit in front, at least it looked like that...
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
Your right.he is 5-9 tops
eric said on 26/Mar/06
im pretty sure hes like a 5'8 or mabye 5'9 because im 5'11 and when i met him i was way taller then him
Glenn said on 7/Mar/06
correct at 5-9.though Ive seen him look 5-11.gibson looks the same height as chris in weapon 4.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/06
I met Chris outside the Ivy on Robertson Blvd., L.A. on Friday. I am 5'7.5" and was wearing Vans. He was 5'9" at maximum. Kind of seemed my height exactly but was probably about an inch taller.
Paul said on 18/Feb/06
I stumbled into the site by accident whilst looking how to calculate Body Mass Index. I can't believe it's so important to people how tall this guy (or any other celebrity) is. I like the fact that that human beings come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There seems to be this subliminal message these days that every woman should be 5'8" minimum and every guy 6' minimum. What the 'height fascists' don't realise is that your height is no achievement, it's an accident of genetics and lots of people including myself, aren't attracted to tall people (who are usually thin also). Now that should get them stirred up!
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
he can look 5-9 as well.
6 foot 1, 16, still growing said on 18/Jan/06
don't think so. he is 5 foot 10, seen him in a pic with tucker somewhere
CoolJ said on 17/Oct/05
Anonymous. Rock easily has an inch over Sandler.. maybe two.
The more I look at Rock lately, the more I think he's 179-180cm.
Anonymous said on 14/Oct/05
Chris Rock is 5'10", I'd say 5'9ish", cuz compare him to the 5'9" Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard.
J. said on 4/Sep/05
I could care less about Chris Rock but the point is someone's real life observation weighs more than someone's perception of someone they've never met in real life. From what I've seen, most of the people who've seen Rock in person all say that he is short. Are they liars? It's annoying when someone wants to argue that one of these celebs aren't that 'short' when you haven't any real life encounter with them. That's the only way anyone can argue.
CoolJ said on 4/Sep/05
J.: The is a horrible picture. Rock is far behind the camera.
I do not think Rock is a full 5'11" but at the VERY least I'd give him 5'9.75" - Most of the time he looks to be about 5'10.5"
Although I'd like to see this moment with Maher that jb speaks of
sf said on 29/Aug/05
Well, let's see. Rock is standing behind both Sandler and Spade, and to me, looks like he might be leaning back against whatever is behind him. You're going to tell me that is a good picture to demonstrate his height? No, that's a really bad picture. Why are people so desperate to make everyone shorter than they probably are? All of the people who think Rock is 5'9" or 5'10" - I'm with you. He's never looked short to me.
jb said on 21/Aug/05
Chris Rock might be 5'8" ...when he stood up to shake hands with Bill Maher (who is listed as 5'8") on HBO last night, they were about even.
Bigg said on 20/Aug/05
I wouldn't say Chris Rock is short exactly maybe just under average... but him being black he is way short...I think the average black guy is 6 foot... somewhere I read
Mr. Awesome said on 20/Aug/05
I was watching Dogma yesterday, and not until then did I realize just how short Chris Rock is. I didn't beleive that Rock was not tall, cause he always looks tall on screen, but now I've changed my mind. In the scene where he falls from the sky, he is barefoot, and is about the same height as the questionably 5'8'' Kevin Smith. Smith was wearing shoes, so this would put Rock at best 5'9''. He was also just around the same height (I think possibly even a little smaller) than Linda Fiorentino, who's listed at 5'7'' and had on bigger shoes than Kevin Smith. While I do think he's taller than 5'7'', I'm convinced that he's not over average height, and certainly nowhere near 5'11''. My comparisons from Dogma would put him in the range of 5'8'' minimum to 5'9'' maximum; so I'll go with the happy medium and peg him at 5'8.5''. Rob, this guy is definitely worth taking another look at.
Bigg said on 19/Aug/05
I never said Chris Rock was taller...I just said he's not a short guy like everyone think's he is...my cuz met him and said he's taller than this 5"9 guy which is my other cuz soo yeah I dont know what your talking about but I guess I can check to make sure
Bigg said on 18/Aug/05
nah I thought he was short too or like 5"7 height but my cousin met him and said he was tall and I was surprised she was too...and my other cousin asked her how tall he was so..and asked my other cousin to stand up and he's 5"8 without shoes he told me when he went to the doctor...soo he's 5"9 with shoes and my cousin said chris tucker is taller than him soo he's not that short like I thought he was ...soo yeah
said on 15/Aug/05
"Chris Rock's 5'7", so he isn't towering over anybody. Not to mention
he isn't exactly a "hunk"."
Excerpted from: link
CoolJ said on 10/Aug/05
Sticks - I've never met the guy, but in comparison to other actors (unless he's wearing shoes) he looks to be a solid 5'10". Likely 5'10.5"
J. said on 10/Aug/05
Um, "J's teacher" would be one of my former professors who happens to reside in New York. He has sighted many celebrities while in NYC and even has pictures with some of them. He seemed pretty unimpressed and matter of fact-ly by his interactions and sightings with them hence how Chris came up during a simple conversation about the celebs we both have came across and what not. Now, he referred to Mr Rock, who he WALKED BY at a Virgin Megastore on Times Square as being 'fairly short'. I asked how short? He said defintely in the 5'7" range as my professor's only 5'9" and he said Rock was without a doubt more than an inch shorter. My professor's not that big into height and wasn't really a Chris Rock fan so I see no reason for him to lie or exaggerate. So, as far as the people on the board who want to argue that Rock or any celeb is bigger- that's great to have an opinion but there's a big difference between actually seeing someone in the flesh and seeing it with your own eyes AND just looking at photos and arguing someone's stature who you've never ever seen in your life. Yet, Sticks, people believe what they want to believe. And yes, you're right, anytime a alledged 5'10"- 5'11" male celeb ('cause you know most of them are height challenged!) gets referred to as short, I start to raise an eyebrow. There must be something to it. If someone's keeps referred to by people who've seen them as 'short', then why would all those people by lying?!?! They're calling it as they see it!
CoolJ said on 10/Aug/05
Lifts? I'm not so certain, I was not THAT close.. but he always give me the impression of an average to slightly-above average height and I have always been a good judge of height. I think hes a strong 5'10"
Who is "J's teacher" anyway..?
CoolJ said on 9/Aug/05
Saw him at a show at the University of Delaware back in early '99 as well. Hard to picture him being a 5'11" guy but he's probably close.
Mr. R said on 1/May/05
Obviously, I agree with you J. In person sightings are definitely stronger, and there are times when they may be somewhat inaccurate. But I know that when I see someone, I will honestly report what I believe, whether others believe me or not. Movies and tv are here to make reality, not to honestly portray it, and now that I have met so many folks, I don't believe what I see. I have not met Chris Rock, but I see his brother Tony all the time, ane he is pretty average, maybe 5-9.
J. said on 29/Apr/05
Okay, I hate to comment on this guy for the third time, yet I caught up with my old teacher the other day, the subject of celebrities we met and how they compared in person came up. My teacher, who is 5'9", described seeing Chris Rock outside of Virgin MegaStore in Times Square maybe a year ago. He described Chris as about 5'7", rail thin and said that he has that same trademark screechy voice. When I questioned the 5'7" and told him that Chris is listed on Hollywood informational sources as 5'11", he diplomately stated that that was simply a lie. He saw him with his own eyes and saw that he was shorter than him. Again, I think it's so intresting, how many arguments some of us have on sites such as these about these people based on pictures or how they look onscreen and then you see them upfront and all that was smoke and mirrors. So, I can show you pictures of Chris Rock all day and proclaim that he's such and such height but at the end of the day and, he truly is around 5 foot 7. Whether we believe that or not. Or regardless of what a picture or a movie scene shows.
J. said on 24/Mar/05
I just thinking, I remember seeing Allen Iverson on Chris Rock's HBO gabfest a couple of years. When they both stood up to shake each other's hand, I noticed that Chris was a couple inches shorter than AI. That I'm sure of. So, I'm thinking that Chris isn't 5'11" ...