How tall is Harold Perrineau

Harold Perrineau's Height

5ft 10in (178 cm)

American actor, best known for playing Michael Dawson on TV series LOST and Augustus Hill in OZ. In film he appeared in Matrix Revolutions, Romeo+Juliet and 28 Weeks Later. In Spin Magazine, July 2003 he is quoted giving his height: "I'm black and I'm 5'10""
This photo (by Duncan) was taken at the London Showmasters Film Con.

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5ft 8 Rob and Harold

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Average Guess (42 Votes)
5ft 9.59in (176.8cm)
John said on 24/Mar/17
Rob which one is the strongest 5'10 him or manu bennett ?
Editor Rob:

well manu, harold are very similar I feel, I honestly couldn't say who would measure taller.
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 21/Mar/17
The eye level threw me off, but I can see 5'9.5-5'10 because of the forehead difference.
Revisionist said on 16/Mar/17
Like everyone else, I see a very solid 5'9.5 here, possibly pushing towards 5'9.75 out of generosity.

Harold wakes up at 5'10 so a fair claim overall.
Rick said on 15/Mar/17
Doesn't look 5'10 here. Unless Rob has a footwear advantage I'd say 177cm.
Kd said on 13/Mar/17
Rob, he looks more 5'9.5 to me. What do you wake up at? Must be very near 5'9.
Editor Rob: usually 5ft 8.75 range and at low mark 5ft 8 1/8th..
Strong 5ft9 said on 9/Mar/17
Rob, would you believe my friend on the left is measured at 5'10.5" by myself and i was 5'9" at the time. Is this why Harold is not giving a good 5'10" impression in the photograph. Click Here. We were both wearing average looking sneakers at the time. Mine i was wearing at the time, definitely half an inch.
Editor Rob: with your friend there certainly seems more than 1.5 inch difference.
Paleman said on 6/Mar/17
Could you add his role as Augustus Hill in Oz to his TV series credits, Rob? Became known as the narrator of the series well before Lost.

As for his height, I always thought he was closer to a weak 5'11", but if he says he's 5'10" then he's 5'10"...
Bobby said on 6/Mar/17
5'10, not a chance of it. He seems more like 5'9.5, wouldn't guess as high as 5'9.75 though. Id think his morning height would be 5'10, which would explain his claim but for most of the day he'd be 5'9.75 and be 5'9.5 at night. Either way, I'm not seeing 5'10 for this guy unless Rob is wearing shoes that gives him more height.

Edit: Then again, based on eye level, and forehead difference, 5'10 seems like an okay listing for this guy, my initial impression was 5'9.5 but I can see 5'10 as well.
Marquis said on 4/Mar/17
Not seeing 2 inches of height diff between Rob and Harold in the pic.

5'9.5".
oscar 5'9 said on 3/Mar/17
needs update to 5'9.75" max. he looks 5'9.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
Also in The Edge
Johno said on 22/Feb/17
I quite clearly remember how tall he looked to Leonardo and Keanu ...
Lisk said on 21/Feb/17
5'10 is correct.
John B said on 20/Feb/17
Look a lot better with out those glasses Rob :)
Editor Rob: I wear glasses a lot...and in photoshoots up till it's nearly my turn then take them off.
Chris said on 20/Feb/17
This does not look like the same difference between you and Dylan O'Brien..
John said on 20/Feb/17
So would you qualify him as a weak 5'10 ?
Editor Rob: John, I still think he is nearer 5ft 10 flat than 9.5.
oscar 5'9 said on 19/Feb/17
5' 9.25"
Guest66 said on 19/Feb/17
Somehow I'm feeling he will measure 177cm, so he may be almost 5'10" but not quite.
Gman said on 16/Feb/17
Don't forget folks, Rob is a strong 5'8". I believe in one of his videos Rob measures himself at more than 5'8.5" - isn't that correct Rob? This photo of Rob with Harold is exactly how I(5'8.75 evening)look with my 5'10.25 friend.
Editor Rob: at the London Film Con we were doing a dealer stall, so left from hotel at 8am and at venue at 8.30. I am far more active at events, being on feet a lot and walking about...compared to being at house on computer.
jtm said on 16/Feb/17
I still think he's a legit 5'10 despite the picture with rob.
Andrea said on 16/Feb/17
You mean a bit more difference? If Harold is a true 5'10er, Matt must be somewhere in 6'1 range, possibly a bit over (like listed) but certainly not as tall as he claims... Click Here
A guy like Mike Tyson looks at least 2 cms taller than him with you but, if you list both of them at 5'10, they must look pretty close in person, more than their pictures suggest! I think you can rule out 5'10+ for Harold, though... I wouldn't have ruled out something like 5'10.25 before you met him but I guess that a guy like Josh looks more of a solid 5'10 in person, doesn't he? To conclude, I still think 5'10 is a good shout for Harold! It's just a shame that he looks nowhere near that mark with you ☹
Editor Rob: there's not much between harold, josh, a fraction maybe, but not like 3/4 of an inch or anything that big!
Dan said on 15/Feb/17
Rob you sure about your listing? If you're 173 this guy looks no more than 176 in my opinion.
Editor Rob: I'm sure he looked taller than 176, at absolute lowest estimate I'd have said 177.
Andrea said on 14/Feb/17
Rob, do you think this is how you'd look next to Matthew, ROUGHLY? Click Here
Editor Rob: Andrea, I'd expect possibly a bit less, but it would all depend how well Matthew stands in photos, sometimes he looks a bit loose.
Shredder said on 13/Feb/17
This might be a Michael Biehn shot , where Rob is the one looking taller , making the Celeb look around an inch taller than they actually are?.
Editor Rob: harold isn't really much different in person than big Zach Galligan...apart from harold claiming 5ft 10 and zach 5ft 11, there's barely anything in it!
Andrea said on 13/Feb/17
Well, I never look at eyelevels... I'm saying that based on the "actual" difference!
This guy really does look 176 range, CONSIDERING his hair (which I doubt are flat) 😉
But hey if a guy like Richard Madden is 176 (and doesn't look over 174 with you), I don't see why Harold could ever be listed under 178 😜
travis said on 13/Feb/17
so he 5'10 why are people comment this unless they are short themselves
GP said on 13/Feb/17
Any mention of the shoes? I see his posture is weaker, though I doubt he is losing about an inch with you. I could see him measure 5'10" few hours out of bed, but most likely drops to 177 by midday. He also could be rounding up to 5'10" since not many people give quarters in US. System in US is very odd, for any identification you can't put quarters, so it's accepted here to round down a quarter and round up when it's half. Military does the same. Very honest regarding his height for an actor 😆
Editor Rob: pretty close footwear, within a few mm's.
gman said on 13/Feb/17
Remember folks, Rob's morning, out of bed height is 5'9 correct Rob? Rob is a little taller than y'all think- he is modest with his 5'8 claim. Harold is 5'10.
Editor Rob: at this London Con, it's different than being about the house, I'm out the hotel each day at 8am, to get to venue at 8.30, then helping set up our stall for the day. I don't drink as much as I'd do at home, so I guarantee I will be at my low range for most photos.
Johan said on 13/Feb/17
Would have said 177 cm is arguable, remember Rob is strong 173 cm, comes in sometimes closer to 174 cm at times on the stadiometer.

So he can look maybe 5'9.5" max there but a half inch in a pic is easy to lose. Always looked 5'10" in everything he has done. Honest claim.
Powerhouse said on 13/Feb/17
Ridiculous listing, nothing over 5'9.25.
Andrea said on 13/Feb/17
He really doesn't look much different than the 176 challenger girl in the photo...
Editor Rob: I certainly guessed him taller than her, although she has an eyelevel closer to 4 inches than 4.5, which is an advantage.
berta said on 13/Feb/17
but the photo is taken from below aint aint it? THAT MAKES THE HEIGHT DIFFERENCE SEEMS LESS looks barely 176 in the photo
Shredder said on 13/Feb/17
I'm not seeing more than 5'9 unless he is losing height or the angle
Strong 5ft9 said on 12/Feb/17
Then again, he is in his 50's. It's possible he might've shrunk.
Strong 5ft9 said on 12/Feb/17
Rob, do you think 5'9.5" seems more likely. The other 5'10" guys you took photos with don't look quite as small unless he has a shoe disadvantage. It's possible he could've rounded up his height.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed 5ft 9.5 for him that day.
Hypado said on 12/Feb/17
Harold Perrineau's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)

great actor.
John said on 12/Feb/17
Did you use elevator shoes Rob in the photo ?
Editor Rob: no, I never wear elevators or lifts beside any celebrity.
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 12/Feb/17
He looks my height 176cm or 5'9.25
Angle said on 12/Feb/17
5'9 flat.

5'10 for him here is laughable unless rob has a considerable footwear advantage.
Victor Surratt said on 12/Feb/17
Weak 5'10, but it is a honest claim.
Danny0101 said on 12/Feb/17
At most 176cm with Rob. Funny to see the 181cm estimates from the people below, who have supposedly met him.
Editor Rob: he's far from being 181cm, but many guys around Harold's height will claim 5ft 11 without a second's thought...

I think there are actors from Lost who are pretty reasonable with their height claims, guys like Josh Holloway and Terry O'Quinn and Harold...
Darryl178 said on 12/Feb/17
5'9.25
Arthur said on 12/Feb/17
I don't know, he doesn't really look a solid 5'10 in the photo. 177-178 range
Johnson said on 12/Feb/17
In the picture with Rob, he looks less than 5'10!
Peter 179cm said on 12/Feb/17
Looks more like 176cm,maybe 177 earlier in the day.
Andrea said on 12/Feb/17
So... What's going on this time, Rob?? 😟
He doesn't look over 176 in the picture... And hey, I was one of those guys who thought he was a decent 5'10! Of course, you must think he looked around his claim in person or you would have downgraded him but he looks much closer to 5'9 than 5'10 in the picture... Seriously, look at him and Dominic Monaghan with you. There's about the same difference and if anything it seems a bit more with Dom, visually! Too bad, again... 😰
Giorgi said on 12/Feb/17
Did you downgrade him, Rob?
berta said on 12/Feb/17
ps this guy never age he have looked the same for almost 20 years
berta said on 12/Feb/17
lost was a strANGE SHOW THAT I THINK MAYBE MADE EVERYONE LOOK LITTLE TALLER THAN THEY REALLY ARE in this photo its pretty clear that he is ma 178. Rob in your opinion was he legit 178 ore could he be a little under. in the photo he looks 176 BUT is it taken from a lower angle? that makes the height difference less. in that case he looks this height
Shredder said on 12/Feb/17
I believe his claim but he looks 5'9 here
Astaroth said on 22/Jan/17
More like 5'9
berta said on 5/Jan/17
this guy really is the height he claims before i sa the height he was listed here i actually thought he was strong 180 guy. He must be atleast 178 could even be 179 in my eyes on a good day
Antman said on 1/Aug/16
I stood next to Harold at the LFCC 2016 on Saturday 30/7 and can confirm he was 5ft 10 inches next to my 5ft 9. Oh and a nice guy.
Andrea said on 18/Jun/16
Rob, i've read he's going to the London Comic Con too... Another very good name! Just hope you will catch them all xD
As for Harold, he has always looked a decent 5'10 to me! I wouldn't be surprised if he was a bit taller than this in person...
Editor Rob: we'll see if he is there on the day
shawn said on 20/Apr/15
How does he look so short on Sons Of Anarchy? He barely looks 5'9 next to some of the cast
MD said on 22/Nov/14
This is about right. He's really close in height to 5'10" Matt Ryan:

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And Ryan seems to have an ever-so-slightly more casual stance in both of these photos relative Perrineau who seems to be getting every centimeter out of his height. lol
trav said on 20/Nov/14
I saw the best man holiday he about 5'11
cole said on 20/May/14
I strongly believe he should at least get 5'10.5. He looked taller than Morris Chestnut and not much shorter than Terrence Howard in 'The Best Man Holiday'.
He wasn't 2in shorter than Charlie Hunnam in SOA either...
cole said on 21/Feb/14
I could agree with 182 cm for Terrence, but not much under that, he has a poor posture most of the time. Perrineau looks more 179-180 than a flat 5'10 to me either way.
jtm said on 9/Jan/14
i doubt terrence howard is taller than 5'11.
Balrog said on 8/Jan/14
Cole, Howard was shorter than legit 6'0" Christensen and also Channing Tatum had at least a couple cm on him. He is more 5'11.5" so Perrineau could be 5'10.25" or 5'10.5". He does deserves an upgrade to me, but not by much. Similar to Omar Epps who also claims 5'10"
Sam said on 8/Jan/14
I definitely think this guy is somewhere in the 5'10"-5'11", close to the latter. He seems more than a flat 5'10", often being close next to six foot range guys on Lost.
cole said on 7/Jan/14
Watch the movie "The Best Man Holiday". He looks pretty close in height with 6ft Terrence Howard throughout the film. He's either underplaying his height by an inch or so or he's honest and guys like Howard is lying. Generally Howard looks spot on 6ft, his claim is believable, so I'd say 5'11 at least for Perrineau.
phviid said on 5/Jan/14
according to this site alex baldwin is taller than Perrinau, but in the movie "the edge" Perrinau seems clearly taller than Baldwin and also Anthony Hopkins
Sarah said on 4/Jan/14
Possible 5'10.5" Rob?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 10-10.5 range]
Mr. R said on 15/Dec/13
I saw him one night in Hollywood. He is over 5-11. He does not look that tall on tv.
Dom said on 12/Dec/13
He also had more than 2 inches on 5´8.5 michael emerson. He definitely could be a 5´11 and change guy.
Dom said on 11/Dec/13
For a 5´10 guy he seems much taller on LOST. I would have thought 5´11 range. He didn´t appear to be dwarfed by 6´2ers Matt Fox and Terry O´Quinn.
kevin said on 21/Nov/12
this guy must be taller than just 178cm. in seeking justice he was almost the same height as nic cage (182-183cm). he could be 179cm.
Mr. R said on 27/Oct/11
I have seen Harold a few times around Hwood, and he is closer to 5-11.
Godred said on 24/Oct/11
I think he`s what he says he is.
Martyr said on 11/Mar/11
Same with Forest Whitaker
Martyr said on 11/Mar/11
2 inches shorter than William Hurt. So I agree with Gonzalo, 5'11-6'
Gonzalo said on 3/Dec/10
He looked taller than that in Lost. He looked around 1`80-82.
dmeyer said on 11/Jul/07
181 means he dosnt look a full in uns=der a 6 ft guy or he looks 1.25 in taller than a 5'10er
antron said on 4/Oct/06
5'10" barefoot, I agree. In that group shot Terry O'Quinn looks a little shorter, but I think its just the angle.
MD said on 10/Sep/06
I'm thinking 5'10.5", as well.
Mr. R said on 25/Jun/06
Saw Harold few weeks ago, and he is just below 5'11".
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Jun/06
Yeah, Reeves does look like he's leaning forward a little, whereas Perrineau's posture looks ramrod straight.
sam said on 17/May/06
I remember reading something were he said, in reaction to an interviewer digging for spoilers from those awful Matrix sequels, he said something like "All I can tell you is that I'm 5'10" and black". But also, when the whole cast of Lost is standing together at award shows, he usually doesn't look more than a couple inches shorter than the cast members who are well over 6 feet, i.e. Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
J. said on 16/May/06
In the film "Woman on Top", Perrineau plays a female impersonator, who is described as "5 foot 10, great legs, and she's a man".
D. Ray Morton said on 12/Feb/06
Standing next to 5'11" Eric Millegan ("Bones") in the Sundance press portraits for "On Line," he does look to be about this height.

As a huge "Oz" fan, I'd always thought he was shorter. Maybe the wheelchair had something to do with that.

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