Dan Aykroyd's Height
6ft 0in (183 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 1in (185 cm)
Canadian actor best known for roles in films such as The Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Dragnet and Trading Places. In a radio interview on SwaysUniverse he mentioned his height, saying he stood tall at "Six One"
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.75in (184.8cm)
Current: 5ft 11.94in (182.7cm)
Aza said on 21/Jan/17
Great listing Rob! His Lionel Joseph scene with Nwenge Omboko still is so funny in Trading Places...classic!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/16
He's put on considerable weight and it might've affected height loss compared to Murray whose stayed in reasonably good shape
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/16
@charlie: that is stupid statement
charlie said on 4/Jul/16
A very big man but not as tall as 6 ft. I as he stated in a 2013 video with Sway.Many actors misdiagnose their height and every male actor adds 1 to 2 inches of height to their true height.I am going to put him at 5 ft 10 which is still pretty tall for a man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, also appeared in Driving Miss Diasy, Neighbours and Coneheads
said on 23/May/16
He actually looks a bit taller than Bill in these photos. I think 186cm peak is arguable for both guys...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/16
Similar range to Murray in Ghostbusters and could look close to John Candy in Trading Places. I think he was an honest 6ft1 guy.
said on 16/May/16
Rob, do you think he was a legit 6'1 guy at his peak? I only saw Trading Places with him and he really didn't strike me as a tall guy for some reason...
I have hard time to imagine him as tall as other 6'1 guys like Obama, Josh Holloway, Jim Caviezel but again i've seen only this movie of his... I remember he didn't look that much taller than 5'7 listed Jamie Lee Curtis in some scenes (and she didn't wear particularly big heels)...
Editor Rob: to me he looked at worst 184-5 zone, he appeared taller than hanks I thought in dragnet, in ghostbusters maybe at times could look sub 6ft 1.
said on 15/May/16
Rob, what are the chances of this guy being 5ft11 today?
Editor Rob: looking 5ft 11 at times yes...but I think he appears a guy whose posture just isn't as good as it used to be, so I doubt he'd really measure that low.
said on 5/Apr/16
Wait wasn't his name Akroyd instead of Aykroyd? Could have sworn thats the way i always saw him billed? What do you think mr Rob?
Editor Rob: I can't remember, might just be visually at times it will look Akroyd, or the brain sees it as that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/16
I think B is fair also. A very honest 6ft1 guy in his prime. But A isnt entirely out of reach either. He could look 186cm at times, like Murray
said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, which one at peak?
Editor Rob: stick with about B
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/16
Can still look 6ft0½ range now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jan/16
Yeah he's a hefty dude but he has good posture and is most likely still a solid 6fter today. Back in the 80's he was quite slim and could give a 6ft2 impression at times. Definitely not under 6ft1 at peak and possibly was a fraction over like Murray. I think I heard him claim 6ft2 elsewhere.
said on 7/Jan/16
Rob, is it more possible he's still a little over 6ft today or that he might be even dipping slightly under it?
Editor Rob: he's a burly guy so maybe at times can look 182 range, but measure him and I think 6ft range today yes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/16
Weird...he actually looked close to 6ft2 next to Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates.
Similar range to Murray in his prime I think (6ft1-1½)
said on 4/Nov/15
Rob, it looks like the general consensus from 2005-07 points to Aykroyd being 6ft2 and I think Murray was getting repeated 6ft4-5 estimates!
I went on to Tom Hanks page and everyone is hell bent on him being 6ft1-2 also!
[Editor Rob: I think aykroyd himself saying 6ft 1 was useful to find.]
said on 2/Nov/15
Those old posts are quite something, Rob
[Editor Rob: it's useful to see some opinions from 9-10 years ago...]
said on 1/Nov/15
Rob is dan forehead little larger then normal
[Editor Rob: wouldn't say it was very long, but a bit more than average yes, for his height.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/15
Bare minimum 6ft1 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/15
Murray edged out Aykroyd but I think he was closer to 6ft2
KH said on 6/Aug/15
Aykroyd was very close to 6'2 in his ghostbuster days. Watched Ghosterbusters 2 the other day he was clearly taller then Bill Murray. Probably has lost an inch due to age and surgery.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
184cm isn't impossible now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
Rob, are you sure he's as low as 6ft flat today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Feb/15
"Peak height was 6ft 1¼(186cm)"
Might be dipping under 6ft1 today though
sd2002 said on 17/Feb/15
Might want to downgrade him. Just saw a recent pic of him with Howard Stern: he's up to his chin! How tall is Howard again?
Danimal said on 17/Feb/15
Rob, Dan's lost some serious height. He was on the SNL 40th Anniversary special on Sunday night and he did a Blues Brothers dance with Jim Belushi who was 5'11" at his peak and Jim was taller than Dan on Sunday.
A6'1Guy said on 23/Jan/15
Kind of funny how the cast for the Ghostbusters (The team itself) were of such similar heights, not counting Rick Moranis of course (If you could count him as being part of the team).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/14
Like Murray, he was a guy who held good posture and could regularly pass for 6ft2.
mike said on 11/Nov/14
Aykroyd: 185-186 cm
Murray: 186-187 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
Anything less than 6ft1 for an 80s Dan Aykroyd is out of the question
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Oct/14
6ft1-6ft2 beside Tom Hanks in Dragnet...
177cmGuy said on 4/Oct/14
He was legit 6'1 back in his younger days today I think he's just flat 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/14
6ft0½-6ft0¾ range today
Sarah said on 7/Apr/14
Why does he look only 2-3 in taller than weak 5'8" Downey on "Chaplin"? Lifts?
Bud said on 22/Mar/14
I've hung out with Dan Akroyd and used to hand out with John Candy back in the Toronto days and both guys were bigger than average thats for sure. Dan is easily 6,1" and Candy was id say a bit taller around 6' 2". Never met Murry but I did know Chevy when I lived in LA and he was tallest of that group around 6'4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
He could be down to 6ft0.5-6ft0.75 range.
No way 5ft11.5, though
Dom said on 28/Feb/14
Yeah Aykroyd looks a bit shorter than Murray in Ghostbuesters, I would say lik 184 if Murray is 186.
said on 23/Dec/13
Rob, is there a chance he may have been a fraction over 6ft1 in the 80s?
Didn't look much shorter than John Candy or Morgan Freeman
[Editor Rob: an honest 6ft 1 I think is fine for him]
said on 12/Dec/13
Could he be a little less than this today, Rob?
He's 61 and I got the impression from that interview that he may have had neck surgery...
[Editor Rob: he could certainly have dropped half inch]
said on 11/Dec/13
Rob, at 4:27 Aykroyd says he's 6ft1. You may want to add that quote?
[Editor Rob: good spot Rampage...]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.5in (187cm)"
Wasn't much shorter than 6ft2-6ft3 range men, like John Cusack, Harold Ramis, John Candy and Morgan Freeman.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/13
Aykroyd looked barely shorter than Freeman.
Arch Stsnton said on 3/Oct/13
6'2.5" peak Morgan Freeman looks two inches taller in Driving Miss Daisy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/13
Rob, who do you think was taller at their peak, Aykroyd or Murray?
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
Hang on, I thought he was shorter than Bill Murray in Ghostbusters?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/13
Lol, Aykroyd looks about 5ft11 in that pic.
But, Viper is that Charles Johnson guy actually listed 6ft2 or is that just your estimate?
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said on 10/Sep/13
Rob he is 61 and still hasn't lost any height how is that possible men by his age would have lost height even at 55 56 57 58 59 and 60 he didn't lose any height do you think he start too lose height soon he might go down too 6ft 0in maybe even 5ft 11in maybe even in like 4 years time he start too lose height like an inch or two.
[Editor Rob: he could have lost a little by now, I've not looked at him for a few years]
said on 23/Aug/13
6'2 Charles Johnson with Aykroyd. Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Both Murray and Aykroyd are/were 186-187cm
jtm said on 30/Jun/13
same height as bill murray. 6'1 is accurate.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/13
Peak height was 6"1.25"(186cm). In Dragnet he's 1-1.5in taller than 6"0" Tom Hanks.
Might be 184-185cm range now though.
James said on 25/Dec/12
Looked at 5'11 at times in trading places
Brad said on 24/Nov/12
Not too sure about footwear, but in Ghostbusters looked the same height as 186-187cm Bill Murray
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/12
Well if Freeman was 6ft2.5(189cm) in Driving Miss Diasy then Aykroyd was 187-188cm in comparison.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/12
I think 6ft1.5(187cm) is possible or at the very least 186cm. He was easily around Murray's height and stacked up well next to legit 6ft2 guys like John Candy, Harold Ramis and Morgan Freeman. He towered over Adam Sandler in 50 First Dates. Still around 6ft1 today
hgyg said on 28/Jul/12
In The Great Outdoors he looks virtually the same height as John Candy, who is listed as being 6'2". At the most he looked 0.5 in shorter, Candy was a strong 6'2" so I think at his peak Aykroyd was around 6'1.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/12
Peak 187cm, Today 185cm
He turned 60 recently, so there's a strong chance
he's lost a wee bit
jasperwazup said on 5/Jun/12
In My Girl the actor Richard Masur who plays his older brother looks an inch taller than aykroyd. Masur is a legit 6'1'' i'm pretty sure or was. Aykroyd was 6'-6'.5'' nowadays a little under 6'.
said on 27/Jan/12
Please Rob, tell me why would a 6ft1 guy wear lifts? Everyone is in sneakers, but Aykroyd is the only one who wears high heal shoes.
Here is some pics with Chevy Chase in Spies Like Us:
In this movie they have the same footwear and onestly the diffrence between them is significant, i guess somewhere between 9-10-11 cm. Thats why i belive that Aykroyd was no more then 6ft in his youth.
And some another shots with Chevy Chase:
CoryCoco said on 8/Dec/11
I had met him at an LCBO in Ontario. He was in dress shoes and looked at least 2 inches taller than me. I had notice him cause his height but recognized his two colour eyes - he'd stood to each of my sizes to pick out wine. I think he's 6'2".
Joel said on 12/Nov/11
i met him in 1989. I was with my father. I'm six feet and my dad is 6'1.5/1.87 m. He looks very close to me and a around 1,2 in shorter than my dad, so i think he could be 6-6.05 max on a good day...I don't know how tall is Aykroyd nowadays...
Joe said on 29/Oct/11
He's still at least 6'0.5.
Jeff/AUS said on 27/Oct/11
I think he was a string 6'0.5 ft/184 cm at his peak...nowadays he looks in the 5'11.25-5 ft/181-2 cm range to me...
Joe said on 21/Oct/11
I got to meet him today. He was in town signing autographs for his Crystal Head vodka. I got a picture with him, but unfortunately he took them all sitting down since he was signing autographs. When he first arrived though he was standing beside my friend at one point who is 5'11 and Aykroyd looked to have about an inch and a half on him, so I would estimate him at about 6'0.5 now. This was about 1pm so he may still even be 6'1 out of bed, but he was definitely that and maybe a little more in his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/11
He'll be 60 next year, believe it or not so there is a good chance he's maybe dropped 0.5in.
I think in the 80s and 90s he was at least 6ft1 and likely a bit taller. In Ghostbusters he looked more or less the same as 186-187cm Bill Murray and in The Great Outdoors could look near in height to 188-189cm John Candy.
Peak height 6ft1.25(186cm)
Current height 6ft0.5(184cm)
Hansen said on 24/Aug/11
murray always look 1/2in shorter than 6ft1 Dan Aykroyd in ghostbusters. murray 184 and Aykroyd 185.
mcfan said on 28/Jul/11
Aykroyd and Murray were 6'2...in their shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/11
He does look near 6ft2 in Ghostbusters...
said on 15/Jul/11
Since he's aging and overweight, he might be more of a 6' guy right now, but he definitely was at least 6'1.5 in Ghostbusters I, he could look a hair taller than Murray back then, even tho he was already fat. I'd call him 6'2 peak, don't you agree, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I don't know 6ft 2 peak, maybe with hair sticking up he could look that.]
elRey said on 6/Jul/11
he consistently looked at least half an inch -maybe the same height but never less- over murray; I expected 6'2" for Dan
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/11
187cm out of bed, Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
Those are just characters...
said on 28/May/11
Well, that anwers that, I guess.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
6ft0.5 range now...
Bon_ said on 25/May/11
Weak 6'1 at peak, now maybe heading towards 6'.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
Looks 6"0.5(184cm) beside 181-182cm James Belushi
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/11
Rob at peak was he perhaps between 6"1 and 6"2?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/11
Nothing below 6"1 in his prime...looked only 1-2cm shorter than 6"2/6"3 Morgan Freeman
Bon_ said on 14/Apr/11
6'0.75 - 6'1 at peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/11
He looks 184cm or 6ft0.5 range today....but may have been a strong 6ft1(186cm) at peak
den said on 2/Feb/11
i'm watching according to Jim and Dan is a guest star they about the same height but dan is fatter!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jan/11
The guy is 58 and in terrible shape nowadays so it's likely he lost some height
mcfan said on 23/Dec/10
The photo from Jacob Dec '09 below where he claims Murray is wearing regular shoes and Aykroyd boots is incorrect. Murray has his pants legs over his boots and Aykroyd's tucked in. Also, Aykroyd has his head tilted downward so it is obvious that they are almost the exact same height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
He's the same height as Bill Murray
Both are 186cm...
James said on 8/Dec/10
Never would have belived he was this tall in trading places becasue he looked 5'11 or 5'11 1/2 at times in that film. if anything he looked shorter with Eddie Murphy than Nic Nolte did.
maybe he is a short looking 6'1 or does not stand with good posture?
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
looks 6'2 in both pics
6'1'' George said on 20/Sep/07
I saw Dan Aykroyd in midtown Manhattan yesterday. It's funny, I recognized him immediately, even though he was wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap. He has a distinctive face. I felt he was about my height.
Alex said on 5/Aug/07
He always gave me the impression of a pretty tall guy. I thought he was more than 6'1 actually. At least 6'3.
Chris said on 4/Aug/07
Anyone got an idea for Dan's wife Donna Dixon? Looks about 5'8" to me, but gets listed at 5'9".
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
nice "invisible" guitar GLENN :D lol
hmm DAN is definetely 6'1 , maybe even 6'1.5
Brad said on 20/Mar/07
Looked 6' 2" onstage at House Of Blues in Vegas. Big guy. His wife is really tall in heels.
The Horse of FUNK said on 3/Mar/07
Why are you so easily offended and insecure, footballed28?
footballed28 said on 2/Mar/07
NNucci...since when is 6'1 is well over 6'? you are clueless....
The Horse of FUNK said on 2/Mar/07
Probably more like 6'1.25" or 6'1.5". I think a solid 186cm is most likely the truth.
Roma1983 said on 2/Mar/07
6'1, neither more, nor less
Del Mar said on 2/Mar/07
In the upper pic seem 6-3, and 6-2 in the other one
AAAA said on 2/Mar/07
yeah at least 6'1 maybe 6'1.5
Viper said on 2/Mar/07
Looks a solid 6-1 in both pictures.
Troy said on 27/Feb/07
Over 6 feet for sure. I say 6'2''
NNucci said on 10/Dec/06
I know Dan. HE's well over 6 feet. . .so 6'1" seems accurate. Donna (his wife) is around 5'9". He's a sweet guy.
Anthony said on 28/Sep/06
Aykroyd's an easy 6'1 IMO. Him and Murray seemed to be eye to eye in "Ghostbusters". I could believe him being taller, though. He looks 6'2 with Glenn.
Danimal said on 5/Aug/06
He was shorter than 6'3" John Candy. Dan is probably just shy of 6'2".
Gonzalo said on 1/Jun/06
He was shorter than Jeff Goldblum in Into the night, at least three inches. But you know, Jeff Goldblum towers over everybody
dmeyer said on 31/May/06
if aykroyd is 6'1" then hanks is less than 6'1" also i dont thin he was mush taller than 6'1" at peak since h has only lie 3" on murphy mybe 6'1.5" at peak
Gerry said on 20/May/06
if he is so tall - how tall is Donna Dixon then, who seems awfully close to him in height?
mcfan said on 1/May/06
In the video for "Spies Like Us" he is about three inches shorter than Chase and about three inches taller than McCartney, so 6'1 would be pretty darn accurate.
Glenn said on 24/Apr/06
Which cover? the special edition?
Limo said on 23/Apr/06
On the cover of )The Blues Brothers it says 6'1 lol
Glenn said on 5/Apr/06
Yeah,I dont know why he comes up as 6-1,when he can look taller.
Gonzalo said on 5/Apr/06
I always thought he was 6 or 6`1. But in this picture with Glenn he seems taller, like 6`2.
yoto said on 27/Feb/06
he really is 6'2''.Rob this man is really tall a saw him.
bob said on 2/Feb/06
Ayckroyd is 6'1" in inch shoes and 6' no shoes. Just get Spies like us, he's a good 3 inches shorter than 6'4" chevy chase.
Jason said on 28/Jan/06
Dan Aykroyd's at least 6'1''. I think Bill Murray appeared taller in Ghostbusters because he wore big shoes in that film to make him appear taller than he is against the towering Sigourney Weaver.
Anonymous said on 27/Jan/06
In Ghostbusters he looked shorter than Bill Murray who is also 6`1"
J.J.F said on 21/Jan/06
Yeah I'm with glenn on this one - looks closer to 6'2"
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
yes,he can look 6-3 even now!
175cm16andgrowing said on 15/Jan/06
He looks 6'1'' in height and width... :D. Sorry, since when is Aykroyd that heavy?
But yes, 6'1'' seems about right... exactly right. You know this film with those heads? I mean those plastic heads, those aliens... Aykroyd could look 6'3'' then.
CelebHeights Editor said on 15/Jan/06
Picture of Dan and Glenn added.
sam said on 13/Jan/06
Aykroyd used to be listed as 6' feet even on the web, but he looks quite a bit taller than that compared to other actors. I would give 6'1" to 6'2".
dmeyer said on 13/Jan/06
he looks way taller than adam sandler in 50 first date so he can look 6'2
Glenn said on 13/Jan/06
he can look 6-2.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From showbiz newsgroup: "I've seen him in RL at a local restaurant. It's striking how big his nose it, how beady his little eyes are and how chunk-o-rama he is. He's also quite tall: over 6'"
mcfan said on 18/Jul/05
In "Dragnet" he was clearly taller than Tom Hanks when he stood up straight, so if Hanks was 6ft then he must have been 6'1. Him and Bill Murray were extremely close in height on SNL.