How tall is David Morse

David Morse's Height

6ft 3.5in (192 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 4in (193 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films like The Green Mile, Contact, The Rock, 12 Monkeys, Disturbia, The Negotiator and TV series St. Elsewhere. He claims 6ft 4. In Pittsburgh Gazette (23/6/08) he mentioned "I'm not going to mention a name here, but there is a very famous movie star who would not work with me because of that [being very tall], because he was a shrimpy little guy. [He] didn't want people to know it."

How tall is David Morse
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/16
I think he's 100kg+ today.
CNROM89 said on 14/Jul/16
Rob, how tall is his inseam?
Editor Rob: couldn't tell you that, sorry
CNROM89 said on 14/Jul/16
His weight billed 195 ibs. But I think he is 94-98 kg. He has long legs and long arms. I think his inseam is 35 inches, 36... I don't think, 35 inch inseam is good for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Jun/16
Rob, he was also in The Crossing Guard, 12 Monkeys, Disturbia, The Negotiator and television show St. Elsewhere.
Canson said on 5/Jun/16
@Rampage: yep I agree with you he was a legit 6'4 in his prime without a doubt. Looked pretty close in SWAT still
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
Very hard one to call really. They could both look 193/194cm range in the 80's-90's. Neither were under 6ft4 peak, that's for sure.
CNROM89 said on 25/May/16
I don't think Neeson was taller than him. Morse was 193,5-194 his prime.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/16
Rob, who do you think measured taller in their prime Liam Neeson or this guy?
Editor Rob: maybe neeson had a chance of being a little bit over 6ft 4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
She's in flats while he's in thick dress shoes. I reckon she's a solid 183cm. Could Morse be as low as 6ft3/191cm today, Rob?
Editor Rob: he might look 6ft 3 at times
alexbigguy said on 29/Apr/16
his wife looks nothing less than 183-184 cm(depends on morse shoes)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Apr/16
His wife could be 6ft.
CNROM89 said on 2/Apr/16
Rob, what do you think his wife's height?
Editor Rob: not sure exactly, but in the tall range
CNROM89 said on 27/Mar/16
I think he was 6'4,5 (194 cm) his peak and 192 cm nowadays.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
Yeah looks 192cm range now. Still a tall guy, though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/16
He could look 194cm in St. Elsewhere at times. Had 4in on Denzel
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/16
Rob, they were both the tallest guys on the show and towered over 6ft range guys like Denzel Washington and Mark Harmon. I'll have to look again and see if they shared scenes. It's possible they've both lost a bit of height. Can't explain that picture because Morse looked a legit 6ft4 guy in most things he's in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
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Rob, could he be more 6ft3 range now?

He looks slightly shorter than Ed Begley. Jr
Editor Rob: he could be 6ft 3.5 today. I can barely remember anything about st elsewhere, but were morse and begley the same back in the 80's?
Lorne??? said on 18/Dec/15
I won't keep beating this horse, but they're is simply no way that he is/was 2 inches tAller than Hugh Laurie, though in fairness I always thought he was a weak 193cm...
Harold said on 8/Nov/15
A buddy of mine used to live a few houses down from Morse and his family in the suburbs of Philadelphia. My buddy is six feet even and he ran into Morse in the neighborhood. He confirms Morse is in the six foot four range. An undeniably big guy in person.
james b said on 17/May/15
I doubt he's over 192 today
Judd said on 7/Dec/14
He had 4" on Tom Hanks in the green mile...6'4" as peak height is reliable!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Nov/14
Arch, didn't that guy marry a 16 year old?

5ft5-5ft6 would be my guess for him. Great character actor but a cretin.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/14
Rob any chance you can add Doug Hutchison. How is he missing? Morse absolutely dwarfed him in the Green Mile, so did Tom Hanks. Can't be more than 5 ft 6. He's best known for Eugene Victor Tooms in the X-Files, The Green Mile, The Chocolate War, Fresh Horses, A Time to Kill and The Burrowers. One creepy guy but worth adding!
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/14
Yeah I guessed him at 6'3.5-6'4 in The Green Mile. He looked near 4 inches taller than om Hanks and 2-3 inches shorter than peak 6'6.5 James Cromwell.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
Rob, do you think the "shrimpy little guy" that Morse is referring to is a certain Scientologist?
[Editor Rob: I've no idea who it could be, but I don't think Tom's anywhere near as bothered with height as the press might have you believe he is. Of course he may have a certain degree of worry, but not manic panic or anything :)

I doubt he is the type to read any internet forums or news/gossip mags much, he's too busy trying to make entertaining movies, sometimes they are good, other times maybe not so good.
]
Gonzalo said on 24/Sep/14
Tom Hanks looks short next to him in The green Mile; at least 10 cms. He definitely looks around 1`93
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
He's a true 6'4" IMO, I know folks who've seen him around Philadelphia and said he was around that. I'm going to make a wild guess that that the shrimpy guy is Tom Cruise, since he is the usual "movie stars are short" punching bag.
176,2Tunman said on 26/Mar/14
In the Indian Runner,he was 6" taller than Viggo Mortensen but he was in Police boots(about 1.25") while Viggo was was in common sneakers probably giving no more than 0.6".Legit 6'4 and Mortensen was deinitely 179-80 (5'10.75 as listed here).
cole said on 22/Jun/13
6'4 is right. Rob, do you happen to know who that 'shrimpy little guy' who refused to work with David was? :P
[Editor Rob: no idea]
teej said on 24/May/13
Legit 6ft4 no doubt, tall guy, towers many actors, he can look taller than 6'4 because many actors lie about their height therefore making him look taller. Great actor, he always plays the villan haha
Alex said on 17/Feb/13
Legit 6ft4 in his younger days. Now he may have lost a little but probably not much. Maybe he is 192cm because he didn't look much taller than Hugh Laurie in House.
Alex (London) said on 9/Feb/13
Anything less than 6'3" is absurd.

I am willing to believe he knows his own barefoot height and so give him the 6'4" he claims.
Scott 5\'11 said on 5/Feb/13
He was clearly taller than 5'11-6'0 Tom hanks in The Green Mile. 6'4 is definitely possible and he did look it
indian factmachine said on 31/Jul/12
@ROB , can you pls tell who is this shrimpy little guy david morse was talking about ??
steven said on 15/Jan/12
he did not pass 6'4 barefoot. he is 6'3 flat. 6'4 with dress shoe
steven said on 14/Jan/12
i never wonder he is 6'4. he look a good 6'3 and always was this range.
somebody new said on 5/Nov/11
6'3,25 these days and maybe 6'3,75 peak. Fair to claim 6'4
David618 said on 5/Nov/11
Guy is definitely 6'4", at least. Saw him in The Indian Runner last night with Viggo Mortenson and he dwarfed him. Check him out on St. Elsewhere clips he is a little taller than 6'3.5-6'4" Ed Begley Jr.
LAN Jiao said on 28/Oct/11
with 5'9 hongkong actor tony leung ka fai in Double Vision he look nothing over 6'3.
L said on 10/Sep/11
I think hes closer to 6'3
James said on 3/Sep/11
Willis might have been wearing lifts boosting him too 6'1 next too Morse.... that and David might be more like 192cm these days as well.
Hansen said on 2/Sep/11
yeh i"ll agree with carnegie. ;) 6"3
carnegie said on 30/Aug/11
hmmm he looks like 6ft 3 next to bruce willis whos 5ft11
James said on 16/Jul/11
Looked a legit 6'4 in the Green Mile.
Sunil said on 7/Jul/11
This guy is DEFINITELY 6'4. He's also an amazing actor.
Sonny Black said on 2/Jul/11
Looked 6'3 in the Green Mile.
James said on 29/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 22/Jun/11
Actually James I saw that episode of House and I thought Morse looked at least 6ft4

Nope he looked 6'3ish in House but i think he did peak at 6'4.
Terryman said on 25/Jun/11
1,93 metres(6ft4ins) tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jun/11
Actually James I saw that episode of House and I thought Morse looked at least 6ft4
James said on 13/Jun/11
when he appeared on house there was not much between him and hugh laurie
ulrike said on 7/May/11
in the negotiator he looks tall like 6ft 3
alex said on 27/Apr/11
in the green mile was he 190 cm i think
jtm said on 26/Apr/11
maybe he was talking about bob hopkins or danny devito.
Toby said on 25/Apr/11
I bet he was talking about tom cruise.
James said on 27/Mar/11
6'3.5 (192cm) peak
6'3 (191cm) today
Dina said on 21/Mar/11
I don't met David but is definetely very tall.He's absolutely 6'4'.
James said on 22/Jan/11
Yeah and with 6'2 Samuel L Jackson looked 6'3.
candymoon said on 17/Jan/11
I just recently met David, and I will say he is definitely 6"4. He is very tall, thin, but stocky....which levels out with his height! He did not have much of a heel on his boots that day, and I am 5"5 and was wearing 4 inch heeled boots, and I was only eye level with his chest! He did tower over everyone in the room, and not one man was taller than him. Very tall, and a gorgeous solidly built man! ;o)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/11
Actually he did look 6"3 beside Tom Hanks

Maybe 192cm is closer Rob?

[Editor Rob: he might be dipping into 6ft 3.5]
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/10
Definite 6'4'' for this guy. Always looked very tall. No downgrades needed.
Kim in California said on 5/Dec/10
I've met Hugh Laurie and he's definitely 6'2"-6'3ish"...Robert Leonard looks shorter to me than 5'11", I'd say 5' 10" (and I met him too...stood next to him in the elevator ride down into the parking garage.) So I figure David Morse is definitely 6'4" when you see him in the Tritter Arc on House.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/10
Maybe 6"3.75(192cm)?
Astrid said on 23/Sep/07
According to Disturbia's director D.J Caruso and actor Shia LeBeouf in the Disturbia commentary (under Special Features of the Disturbia DVD), David Morse is 6'6". There are several references that both D.J and Shia make about Morse being such a "big" guy.
Gonzalo said on 18/Sep/07
David Morse next to Edward Norton
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Not a very goo pic, but Morse looks clearly taller than Ryan Gossling
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Pretty obvious to me that he is 193
Anonymous said on 17/Jul/07
I read somewhere that Mr. Morse did a lot of his "bulking up" in preparation for his role in "The Crossing Guard". I've been a fan of h
Steevn said on 15/Jun/07
This guy is huge. In The Crossing Guard he is also buffed up like hell and nowhere near "bean pole thin" like someone wrote. Are you by any chance morbidly obese?
Ed said on 11/Jun/07
Just saw Distubia and Morse looked huge in that movie. He dwarfed everyone! There wasn't a single person in the movie that didn't look tiny next to him. Also, like I said before he's gotten pretty built over the last few years. He's not skinny at all anymore. Just a big dude all around. He's 6ft4 no doubt, and he towered over the 5ft8.5 Carrie Ann Moss by 8 inches easy.
BigBen said on 1/Jun/07
He looks every bit of 6'4 in the movie The Rock, and in The Green Mile
anonymous said on 26/May/07
he really looks no more than 6`2.75. he is about an inch taller than hugh laurie, and hugh laurie slouches all the time in house.
Cat Stevens said on 10/May/07
He's 6'4 and a half, no less than that
Viper said on 22/Apr/07
Whats funny is Morse would have an inch on Michal Clark Duncan barefoot.
Ed said on 22/Apr/07
If you watch Down in the Valley, Morse absolutely dwarfs Edward Norton who's at least 6ft. This is while Norton is wearing cowboy boots w/a 1.5 maybe more boost. Morse was a beast in that movie. I second what Patrick said, the guy used to be tall and skinny but has gotten pretty built as of late. He's definitely 6ft4, watch 16 Blocks as well where he dwarfs Bruce Willis.
glenn said on 22/Apr/07
he is 6-3.5 at the least.my friends remark on his stature.
Viper said on 22/Apr/07
Kia, Duncan is 6-3 in reality.
Kia said on 21/Apr/07
He wore blocks on his feet?! where did you get that from? lol! Blocks made him a foot taller, is that what you're saying?! Like I said, you need to watch the film. Morse is 6'1 at the most (NOT 6'4). Hanks is 5'10 at the most. Duncan is 6'6! and NO! it's not because of blocks! AHA!

[Editor Rob: Duncan himself said in USaToday chat:

"I was standing on a platform which was about a foot above ground, and they camouflaged it so well you can't even see it. I have a piece of it in my rec room downstairs. I could stand with my feet side by side, but once I started walking I had to be careful."

Now, go drink some Kia Ora, it will help to deflush your red face.]
glenn said on 21/Apr/07
david is 6-4.
Kia said on 21/Apr/07
This is the most exaggerated piece of crap I've ever read. If anyone has watched "The Green Mile", David Morse is just 2 inches more than Tom Hanks, who is listed as 5'10. Morse would be 6'0-6'1 in that case. And how about the giant in the film, Michael Clarke Duncan who is listed as 6'6? If Morse is 6'4 and Michael is 6'6, does this picture make sense to you folks? There is a HELL OF A LOT more than just 2 inches. It's more like a foot difference! Michael's more like 7'1!! Click Here

[Editor Rob: Michael Duncan wore big huge blocks on his feet]
patrick said on 19/Feb/07
David is not onlytall (of course 6'4 or more) but also built like a mountain; I know he was not that bulky in the 80ties but he "grew up" and his arms, his hands, his neck are those of a very well bult and strong man; He looks like an oak and ridiculizes his costars; a good old fashioned American actors in short!
Before seeing the green mile, i thought Tom Hanks taller than he is; Another actor who is not helped in his carreer by his height;
pepito said on 7/Feb/07
In House (TV series) seems to be a little bit higher than Hugh Laurie (Dr.House), but not 4cm (Laurie is 189cm)
dmeyer said on 1/Jan/07
does look a legit 193 cm
Gonzalo said on 18/Dec/06
He towered over Tom Hanks in The green mile, at least four inches, maybe five. He is 6`4 minimum, maybe a little bit over that
Jason said on 16/Dec/06
He sure didn't look 6'4'' in the episode of his 2002-2004 TV series ''Hack'' I just watched.
BEAST 197cm said on 18/Mar/06
I agree he is 193 or maybe 194-5 cm tall
TNTinCA said on 15/Mar/06
I agree with this height. He had a good three to four inches on Tom Hanks in The Green Mile. Also, James Cromwell had only a marginal height advantage over him when they were in scenes together. I see 6'4" as legit.
CelebHeights Editor said on 16/Feb/06
1986 US Magazine:
"From his sophomore year to his junior year, Morse grew almost a foot, to nearly his current six-foot-four-inch, 170-pound frame"
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Jan/06
In Cigar Aficionado, early 90's, Jack Nicholson said: "There's a young man in it, too--David Morse. He's at least six-foot-five and he's going to be a big star, and I'm not talking about his height"
le blanc said on 2/Dec/05
morse is really tall and in green mile he towers over tom hanks, so i think 6'4 sound right

[Editor Rob: Morse always appears a legit 192-3cm]
Anonymous said on 8/Jul/05
This guy is very tall and on top of that he wears 2" heel boots all the time..I've seen him up close numerous times and he is atleast 6'4 and is bean pole skinny

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