How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal's Height

5ft 11.25in (181 cm)

American actor best known for starring in movies such as Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, End of Watch, Prisoners, The Day After Tomorrow, Nightcrawler and Source Code. He is quoted age 23 on jakegyllenhaal.com as saying, [now] "I'm happily 6 feet tall." and on the Podcast Mystery Show he 'closed the case' by saying to the host Starlee that he was 5ft 11.5...however, the case was reopened when Starlee appeared on the Conan O'Brien show, with Conan whipping out his tape measure and roughly measuring Jake as somewhere in the 5ft 11 range.

How tall is Jake Gyllenhaal
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Average Guess (117 Votes)
5ft 10.95in (180.2cm)
Al said on 23/Jul/17
181, so the current listing.
6'1.5 said on 17/Jul/17
People people people, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG with the listing Rob has, really there isn't. He's a strong 5'11" for sure
James said on 16/Jul/17
When I saw him measured on Conan and adjusted for hair he looked 5'9 3/4 to me and Conan gave him 5'11 to be cool lol so average height, not short. Usually in good shape and a good sport to even do this on tv
Shannon said on 16/Jul/17
At least 5'11" next to 6'2" Reynolds
Sebastian said on 15/Jul/17
He was measured on the conan show last year without shoes on with a tape measure.. he was exactly 5'10.80 even though conan said 5'11. Look at the video on youtube oh he was also in socks though soo idk but the show is late night so that was his legit night height
Brendan 179cm said on 15/Jul/17
@sjh I'm a little over 179 at my lowest
179.3-5
Wayne62 said on 15/Jul/17
6' mroning
5'11.5" regular
5'11" strong at night
S.J.H said on 12/Jul/17
@Brendan 179cm

If you're right at 179cm at your lowest. I did say say Gyllenhaal is not taller than you. Let alone 5'11.25 he don't pass it
Fanta Power said on 11/Jul/17
-strong 6 foot in the morning
-5 foot 11.75 regular
-5 foot 11.5 at night
Brendan 179cm said on 11/Jul/17
I'd say he's one of these guys who wakes at 6 foot
5,11 and a half roughly midday
5,11 and a quarter by bed time
S.J.H said on 7/Jul/17
@The Dutch Guy

Awesome! I agree.
Taylor said on 7/Jul/17
Rob, can you please change the 181 to something higher because 181 is not enough for him.
Taylor said on 7/Jul/17
Rob, can you please change the 181 to something higher because 181 is not enough for him.
Editor Rob: taylor, one name is easier to speak to than 10 or so :)
Rick said on 5/Jul/17
-183 morning
-182 regular
-181?-ish at night
The Dutch Guy said on 5/Jul/17
Solid 179cm. Can claim 5'11, no more than that.
Blaine said on 5/Jul/17
He is 182 regular, 183 morning and high 181 at night.
Blaine said on 5/Jul/17
6 foot
Bugsy said on 4/Jul/17
Never looked that tall to me. Substantially under 6 ft. After seeing that Conan video I'd say 5'10.5.

Two more things you find out from that video: a) Conan is not 6'4". Even if Gyllenhaal was that full 5'11", there's not a 5 inch difference between them, especially considering Jake was not wearing shoes and Conan was. b) Andy Richter is the same height as Gyllenhaal. So they are both below 6 ft.
lol said on 29/Jun/17
i recall early on in his career he was written as 6'2 and for so many years as 6 feet. He looks 5'11. I'm gonna go with that. 179 at the smallest with 181 at the most. perfect 180
Tom said on 28/Jun/17
Rob strange question , it is almost entirely stupid.but could putting on weight increase.your height.as.in your heel.getting.fatter? Im just curious.as.he.looks.shorter.in.nightcrawler
S.J.H said on 27/Jun/17
@LM said on 24/Jun/17

He can be 180cm in the morning. I view him as solid 179cm getting more often.
Brendan 179cm said on 26/Jun/17
Looks like the kinda guy who wakes at 182.4-5
Goes to bed around 180.8-9
Solid 5,11
LM said on 24/Jun/17
Honestly, I don't know people act so misleading with him. I mean, again, at least 1.80 m. Common now Click Here
Inteval said on 23/Jun/17
Lol, Rob I wonder if that Conan episode gave you more views. I was randomly watching on youtube and I heard her mention your site.
Editor Rob: namedropping, even a couple of times, doesn't do quite as much as having a link in a popular article.
Dejavu said on 22/Jun/17
Looks 5'11 next to strong 6'2 Ryan Reynolds
Original said on 21/Jun/17
According Conor's video 5'10.5".
LM said on 20/Jun/17
I guess this is a nice image to figure that he's at least 1.80 m. I think that his figure works against him in this matter. Whilst leaner bodies tend to look taller, his more 'buffed' wide torso makes him look shorter. Before Conan I though he was shorter, like a 1.75-178 range.

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arg4 said on 6/Jun/17
only A lister that would ever agree to have his height measured on tv
Morningheight 181.5cm said on 4/Jun/17
I can see him in the 181cm range max 181.5 cm not more.
Sam said on 3/Jun/17
Leighton, how can you give him 178cm when he was literally measured on Conan at 5'11ish? That was even in the evening.
Leighton said on 25/May/17
He doesn't seem much taller than Blake Lively. I give him 178 max. I am so over celebs lying about their heights.
Sm said on 19/May/17
Tilda Swindon is listed as 179cm in pictures at Cannes Okja premier they look equal in height, and she's got heels on...2" minimum
berta said on 18/May/17
if bill paxton is listed 5 `11 1/2 then jake could not be over 180 cm
Dmeyer said on 15/May/17
5 FT 11,25 12noon and could be 5 FT 11 1/8 night over 180 but just under 181cm , in person fooled me for 5 FT 11,75
Rory said on 13/May/17
Seemed a bit shorter than Bill Paxton in night crawler I felt.
Arch Stanton said on 12/May/17
@Rob, given Starlee Kine's "service" to height perhaps it would be worth creating a page for her here?
Sully said on 10/May/17
Hi Big Rob , if Jake stood next to Adam Levine , who do you think would have the edge?
Editor Rob: Adam has probably the best posture, they should look very close though.
justbringit said on 5/May/17
is it bigger than 50cent's?I thought 50cents was about an inch and jake's maybe slightly more
Editor Rob: no, I'd have said if anything 50 had a 3cm style shoe, slightly more.
justbringit said on 5/May/17
hey rob how much do you think that jake's footwear adds in this photo goo.gl/rrzKif
Editor Rob: not less than around the inch mark.
King of the hill 91 said on 4/May/17
180cm strong Nothing under 181 cm fine 181 cm.5 could be weake 182cm most
Canson said on 27/Apr/17
5'11 like ODB
berta said on 26/Apr/17
rob dont you seriously see that him beside ryan reynolds looks like a 189 man beside a 180-181 man? ryan need a upgrade. jakes listing is fine but could be little shorter i really dont think he would be taller than brad pitt
RichardSpain said on 26/Apr/17
181cm out of bed. 180cm usually.

With shoes maybe 183 cm. No more.
S.J.H said on 21/Apr/17
@5ft10guy said on 18/Apr/17


That was not an atual measurement and that is many camera tricks, shaky going on. If you take another look he can even look 5'9.5 to 5'11 range and if they really given a real measurement they would have bring out a stadiometer and use a flat plate push down his hair to prove the world jake is 5'11.5 as he claim but sorry that he look nothing near it. At most 5'10.5 or even 5'10 flat would be his true barefoot height and if you're real 5'10 guy you should know how a 5'10 apear to look. Jake is too short looking for 5'11.25 thus beside his buff hair and he is wear thick socks in that clip some thick socks can boost near a fraction cm.
Canson said on 20/Apr/17
Thanks Christian!

@Adam: by the way I am 6'4" and change myself 194cm
Dejavu said on 20/Apr/17
I think highest he can be is 181cm but 180cm I can buy
5ft10guy said on 18/Apr/17
He was measured 5ft11.5 on Conan
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 18/Apr/17
Adam said on 18/Apr/17
Canson- 6'4 is 193 centimeters.
6'5 is 195.5 cm.

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Canson never said that 195 was 6'4". He was saying that Conan's 193-194 in shoes not 195, implying that he's 191 barefoot, not as tall as barefoot legit 6'4" guys. I'm sure Canson knows how to convert, since he often tells people his height in both ft/in and cm.
Adam said on 18/Apr/17
Canson- 6'4 is 193 centimeters.
6'5 is 195.5 cm.
Adam said on 18/Apr/17
Canson- 6'4 is 193 centimeters.
6'5 is 195.5 cm.
rofl said on 15/Apr/17
shortest he could be is 5'10 1/2. tallest is 5'11. he def looks like he could pull off 6ft or 6'1.

same as Ryan Gosling, though he seems to have a really big head
M1M said on 12/Apr/17
He looks an inch shorter than Hugh Jackman, in Prisoners.
Dejavu said on 11/Apr/17
He doesn't look over 3 inches shorter than Ryan Reynolds though.
Canson said on 9/Apr/17
Conan is 193 maybe 194 in shoes not 195. He was never as tall as legit 6'4" guys
Dmeyer said on 8/Apr/17
Conan IS near 195cm shoes on so gyllenhaal dosnt look under 181
Dmeyer said on 8/Apr/17
Looking well he could look just 7cm under reinolds his eye level IS not much under Ryan nose
Dejavu said on 4/Apr/17
I think this guy is 5'11 and not taller. He looks 3 inches shorter than Ryan Reynolds
berta said on 4/Apr/17
reynold can look 6 foot 3 in those photos if jake really is this heihg but i think that the case is that jake is 180 cm and ryan 189
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 2/Apr/17
Revising my estimate of 5'9.75"-5'10.25" to 5'10"-5'10.5".
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 2/Apr/17
BT said on 1/Apr/17
Seen the recent pics with Reynolds, Rob? Hard to see more than 5'11 flat with Ryan.


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Good find. I have images standing next to 5'8 family members and the difference is definitely not as great as between Ryan and Jake. There is 4-4.5" difference between them and blows a 5'11 listing for Jake out of the water (Assuming Ryan is 6'2).
BT said on 1/Apr/17
Seen the recent pics with Reynolds, Rob? Hard to see more than 5'11 flat with Ryan.
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Editor Rob: he wasn't even busting a gut and was near to 5ft 11 against a tape, so I'd be more surprised if he didn't clear 5ft 11 a little bit under the stadiometer.
John said on 31/Mar/17
I think on the Conan show he was measured about 5'10.5, not 5'11.
Giorgio said on 28/Mar/17
In the video the measure is just 5.7. I can't understand why everybody are talking about 5.11
Dmeyer said on 22/Mar/17
Denzel look aleast 0,75 in taller than wath gyllenhaal looks with Ryan 188cm also Jake has 1cm more shoes than Denzel easy so that means Denzel at 182cm solid could bé 3cm over Jake so i think Jake IS à solid 5 FT 11 but nothing more liké 180,3-180,5cm 181cm 11am and wakes at 6 ft , in person WE were were eye to eye but so can all any 5 FT 11-6ft
anon said on 21/Mar/17
As Low as 5'10 I cant see Its possible he could be a flat 5'11 though
Don't know what to claim(5'11) said on 20/Mar/17
It's kind of easy to know his height from the Conan video. At around 3:17, the camera switched from Conan holding 5'11 on the tape measure, to a front facing shot where the tape measure is at least 1" above Jake's head. I will give him 5'9.75" as a conservative height and 5'10.25" as a liberal estimate.
rofl said on 19/Mar/17
he's 5'11. a respectable height. he doesn't wear lifts like many other A-listers
Blake said on 19/Mar/17
Would his sister if born male be 3 inches taller than Jake as she is 5 ft 9?
Don't know what to claim(5'11") said on 19/Mar/17
5'11 morning peak. 179cm guy for me.
RainbowBlaster5 said on 19/Mar/17
Next to Reynolds , 1.8 seems the best fit.
S.J.H said on 19/Mar/17
@Ramualdo

Agree with you!
Dejavu said on 18/Mar/17
I can see a full 3 inches under Ryan Reynolds
oscar 5'9 said on 15/Mar/17
not 5ft 11 Rob maybe 5ft 10 and a half.
radan432 said on 15/Mar/17
he was 2 inches shorter than 6ft heath ledger on brokeback mountain
grizz said on 24/Feb/17
Click Here If you've got the stomach to watch this skit, you can see Jake is clearly shorter than Jimmy Fallon. I might've been even generous with my 5'11 estimate.
Ramualdo said on 23/Feb/17
He is 178 cm
Giorgi said on 22/Feb/17
Rob, what would you consider to be his lowest?
Editor Rob: standing tall for a measurement I can't see him under 5ft 11.
Sammy Derrick said on 21/Feb/17
Jake Gyllenhaal & Maggie Gyllenhaal kinda remind me of my younger sister and I.I'm 173cm (5'8)while my sister is 168(5'6.75),but she could appear taller due to the fact she has more variety as far as footwear and hairstyles go!!!
Jake is more conventionally attractive he's not too tall more of tallish (5'11/181cm)as far as male height goes and when he's clean shaven and lean he can pass for a younger character.When he grows some facial hair and adds a few pounds of muscle...INSTANT SUPERHERO/LEADING MAN OR ACTION STAR!!1
berta said on 14/Feb/17
i think a guy like dicaprio is 1 cm taller than gyllenhall.i think he could be barely 181 ore maybe just litel over 180. but 181 is fair. but that is max what he is
grizz said on 13/Feb/17
I don't care about that ridiculous Conan measurement.
Watching him in Southpaw, he was roughly one inch shorter than 5'11.75 50 Cent. 5'11 guy, nothing more.
Giorgi said on 12/Feb/17
Check out Nightcrawler. His character has poor posture but still seems quite considerably shorter than Paxton in every scene together.
James said on 6/Feb/17
@Guest66 Click Here

Conan didn't crush Gyllenhall's hair. His hair wasn't completely flat, that big hair gave him a great advantadge of 2 cm. He didn't look as tall as 5' 11" by any means. He looks 5' 9.5" but has his legs widely open losing some height. So he is 5' 10" at night and 5'11" in the morning.

He could be listed as both 5' 10" (night height) or 5' 10.5" (afternoon height). 5' 10.5" would be a good listing I think.
Guest66 said on 4/Feb/17
That Conan measurement video is deceiving, as the camera's angles and position of the tape give the false image. Rob himself made a video where he stood next to tape that way and looked almost under 5'7" while he is a strong 5'8". So yeah it did not solve the "mystery", but obviously Jake is very close to that 5'11" mark, could be a fraction over or under it. Maybe ultimately just a 5'11" can be the best shout.
Peter 179cm said on 1/Feb/17
In that video he seemed to be somewhere between 5'10-5'10.5 but the tape seemed closer to the camera...?If that's the case then he's definitely 180cm but more like 5'11 MAX.Maybe 5'10.75 seems a good shout after all and definitely not anything under it.
Eugene Jericho said on 30/Jan/17
On Conan he wasn't a full 71 inches. Which is 5'11". If he would've stood as straight as possible, he could be AROUND 5'10 1/4" MAX! Which in certain shoes he can pull off looking 6ft. 5'10 1/4" isn't short, but not tall either.
Giorgi said on 29/Jan/17
All jokes aside, just look at this picture, Rob.
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Here he's slightly over 5'10" but since he was standing with legs a bit apart and wasn't stretched out, he must be 5'11" flat max. He is an honest 5'10.8" guy or simply 5'11"/180 cm. I'm far from some crazy downgrades that many comments suggest but I think his measurement on Conan is a valid evidence that he's a about 1/3 inch under 5'11.25".
Giorgi said on 28/Jan/17
@Joe
Socks and hair don't make any difference.
Joe said on 27/Jan/17
Conan gave him a generous 5'11" measurement in sox. In reality I think he's just under that mark... probably 5'10 3/4 or a little less.
Giorgi said on 25/Jan/17
I feel people won't relax over here untill he's downgraded to 5'6".
hr said on 24/Jan/17
people saying 5'9 or 5'10 are crazy. dude is 5'11 at the lowest
173 - 177 said on 21/Jan/17
The only time he seemed tall to me is in prisoners next to Jackman he can pass for 5'11.25" only in this movie but generally I'd say he's around 5'10.75"
hr said on 19/Jan/17
5'10 1/2 at the lowest. 5'11 for sure IMO
nick92 said on 17/Jan/17
rob i know he measures at this height but youve just reduced 50 cents height and its more than just half an inch difference between them.......
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Editor Rob: that looks quite close to me.
VO said on 16/Jan/17
I think he's 1,77. He really doesn't look tall. Needs an undergrade.
RainbowBlaster5 said on 15/Jan/17
1.79-1.81 seems right
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
Either 5'10 or 5'10.75 no surprise
John11 said on 13/Jan/17
he's 5'10. didn't look 5'11 in southpaw or october sky
6 foot guy with small head said on 11/Jan/17
Just saw him on Conan and he actually measured at 5'10" barefoot. With shoes 5'11". Rob watch the video.
James said on 7/Jan/17
@Keith. Correct, in the video without taking under consideration the hair, he looks 1.77 but he has his legs widely open losing at least 1 cm. So he is 1.78 at night and 1.80 in the morning. I think he should be downgraded to just 1.79.

I also remember his role in Prince of Persia and looked nowhere near 6 ft. In fact, he looked almost short, ridicolous height for a Prince of Persia. They should have chosen another taller actor.
Giacomo Quaresima said on 31/Dec/16
5ft 10.75in
Evan said on 30/Dec/16
I think you're got him way too high. He is like 1.76-178 tops. Next to Tom Cruise, they look almost same heigh.
Keith said on 29/Dec/16
He got measured on Conan's show

LINK: Click Here

Skip to 3:15

Personally I think he's at 5'10. On the show they had him at 5'11 but that's mostly because of his hair style
King of the hill 91 said on 25/Dec/16
He said whats he was or what he fourt he was measured on mythbusters as well he was measured twice maybe he is in fact five eleven and little bite 180cm strong To a weake 182cm no more no less full stop
oscar 5' 9 said on 23/Dec/16
5'10.75" max
hr said on 21/Dec/16
5'11. he doesn't wear lifts
anon said on 21/Dec/16
Seems a pretty honest guy in general he said 6ft and then 5ft11.5 so not much out, He could have measured 6ft in shoes or thought he was 5ft11.5 and rounded up and the fact he agreed to let Conan get a tape measure out suggests he doesn't care much about it and is not telling a lie about his height like most celebs do some of you guys really believe most of these other celebs would agree to get somewhat measured on a show.

This estimate is pretty fair, His Low might be 180-181 no lower than a legit 5ft11, 5ft9 range is a joke
the average short said on 13/Dec/16
This guy is 5'9, just look at the tape measure, take off that hair and he's be 5'9 tops. He looks too short to be 5'11.
Friop said on 10/Dec/16
So 179-180cm mid day is most likely his height
Guest66 said on 8/Dec/16
Jordan87, Completely agree with you. And then again I think that the reason why he looked not much under Ledger on some pictures is because Ledger could have been just 6'0" flat.
Jordan87 said on 5/Dec/16
Curry has him by around 3.5". Curry 6'2, Gyllenhaal 5'10.5 by that Logic.

Jackman would be 3" taller than Jake if he wasn't leaning in. Jake 5'10.5, would more or Less make Ledger 6'0.5. Although Jake looks taller in some photos with Heath than Others.
llo said on 3/Dec/16
he can't be lower then 179 and no higher then 181

i'd go with 180
Giorgi said on 1/Dec/16
I don't know at that time a day Conan is recorded but when they measured him I remember it was much closer to 70 inches.
gbnv said on 30/Nov/16
IDC
Gaza2121 said on 29/Nov/16
5'11" flat is possible, but I think you've gotta give him the benefit of the doubt with this one.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 26/Nov/16
With 6'2" Hugh Jackman:

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With 6'2" measured Stephen Curry:

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Unknown said on 23/Nov/16
The mystery is not quite solved, unless people see him measured by a doctor. They could have held the tape crooked, who knows.
Giorgi said on 17/Nov/16
Rob, wouldn't you suppose that he could be more than 1 cm shorter than Jimmy Fallon? I saw him in a cop show sketch with Fallon and he struggles noticably to look even to him.
Editor Rob: Giorgi, sometimes Fallon has worn a bit thicker shoes, but I do think he is taller than Jake...half inch is very possible.
S.J.H said on 15/Nov/16
Shackelford is taller. Jake is 5'11 flat
Unknown said on 15/Nov/16
Compared to Shackelford, who is taller? it is hard to tell here.
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hm said on 10/Nov/16
he is 180 while gosling is 184
Tiago said on 30/Oct/16
He is 5,10 guy, no more... Jake Gyllanhal with Ryan Gosling: Click Here
anon said on 28/Oct/16
Think he's 5'11" flat. He looks a bit shorter than Leonardo DiCaprio. They can't both be 5'11.25". Also think Leo should have stayed at 5'11.5".
Tiago said on 22/Oct/16
Typical 5'11 Guy
what!!!?!!! said on 21/Oct/16
i dont think he is taller than dicaprio. 1.81 both
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/16
Rob, between Gyllenhaal and DiCaprio who do you think is taller?
Editor Rob: I think both under a stadiometer would go over 5ft 11, always a chance Leo would have him by the thickness of a tiny fraction.
Johan said on 20/Oct/16
If Conan is even 6'3.5" as many think on his page then he would be 6'4.5" there in shoes next to barefoot Jake. So with his low eyelevel it might be around 5'11.5" there. So he is perfect there for judging his height. With his hair he even thought 6' was possible. I just can't see him being under 5'11".
mjkzero said on 18/Oct/16
Hey rob if you pause at 3:15 the measuring tape shows Jake to be roughly 5ft10 is this just the camera angle or does jake need a downgrade Click Here
Editor Rob: even with the tape being nearer the camera he still is above 5ft 10.

I believe since the tape is nearer and lower than the top of his head it's a certainty he is over 178cm. How much is debatable. Personally I think when measured he will clear 5ft 11 on the stadiometer.
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mjkzero said on 18/Oct/16
Hey rob if you pause at 3:15 the measuring tape shows Jake to be roughly 5ft10 is this just the camera angle or does jake need a downgrade Click Here
Brandon said on 17/Oct/16
I buy his 5'11.5" claim.
He is 5'11.5".
holla said on 16/Oct/16
wow people love making celebs out to be shorter than they are! dude got measured on live tv, he's 5'11, deal with it. is there anyone on this site whose height is 100% agreed upon?
Fe said on 15/Oct/16
@Editor Rob,

What do u think Jake's head size is?
Alot of the comments refer his head as huge, but it doesn't really look that huge lol. Maybe 9.5inch
Editor Rob: 9.5-9.7 inch
Tiago said on 10/Oct/16
He have 1,80 CM no more...
berta said on 8/Oct/16
in my eyes he looks almost short 181 is the absolute tallest i can see him and 179 the lowest. he was probably measured at almost 182 first thing in the mornign and goes down to 180 at nightime. Bill paxton was easy 2 cm tallerin photos
Shredder said on 1/Oct/16
Rob , would you say 175 , 180 Lb is too much for men under 5 ft 8?
Editor Rob: not if they have a bit of muscle on them.
Matt179 said on 1/Oct/16
i wonder what was his weight in Southpaw, He look really lean in that movie. 175?
Editor Rob: could be a decent guess, maybe towards 180
Original said on 29/Sep/16
5'10.5".
S.J.H said on 21/Sep/16
Let alone 5'11.5 he could only be this mark out of bed and 5'10.75 at best
D said on 19/Sep/16
Thanks for the reply Rob, you are such a cool guy
D said on 17/Sep/16
Is 181 his morning height rob or at night?
Editor Rob: I think he'd measure it in the afternoon, a solid 5ft 11
D said on 16/Sep/16
1.80 morning barefoot height. Strong barefoot 1.79 the rest of the day. In custom shoes can reach 1.82. In sneakers 1.83 is possible. I really think so. ;))) might be wrong.
Judd said on 9/Sep/16
Rob actually i think the Conan O'Brien measurement isn't a reliable measurements. Maybe the posture of jake wasn't the best but the "stadiometer" used by Conan wasn't perfect straight...I would say it's not a good measurement of course
Editor Rob:
If they wanted it to be final, maybe a stadiometer would have been used....I think a tape measure was used because it wasn't meant to be such a final nail in the question, because there is room for error and discussion on the matter.
Willes189 said on 8/Sep/16
I could only imagine how awkward it would be if they surprised Tom Cruice on a live talk show and tried to get him measured (and take his shoes off). Jake was a good sport, not eveyone would do that, it's a touchy subject for some people, I wouldn't do it
mike said on 5/Sep/16
5'11.25 is possibly his exact height if you consider every variable.
Jack said on 22/Aug/16
180cm, no more.
Jordan87 said on 11/Aug/16
Hmmmmm......Good Points Rob, however at first glance it is difficult to evaluate( I am having the same Problem with Kristanna loken, I see her as 5'9.75 in your top pic, but most people including yourself respectively say she is 5'11 so I will try to apply this logic for Jake on her page).

Also Lets say Jake is something like 5'11, and was shown to be lower by Conan, i could see how some actors ( Maybe not Jake) would be pissed off.

I mean Imagine Sly, Arnold, and Tom Cruise getting challenged on Live air on their Heights, and having Conan actually measure them Incorrectly for the Worse. Id Imagine that would hit their Ego pretty hard.
Editor Rob: at least he went along with the running theme trying to figure out his height. Would a guy like Tom, Brad or Arnie ever do so?

Jake still needs a stadiometer measurement!
lord say hi said on 10/Aug/16
180cm
Jordan87 said on 10/Aug/16
He was Measured at only 5'10 on Conan in front of Live Audience in his Socks. Rob you should downgrade him. He was 5'10.
Editor Rob: Conan's eyelevel is around the top of Jake's head and he thought about 5ft 11.

This still shows him over 5ft 10 surely - That line is just over 5ft 11 as he stopped the tape at near 181cm.

The tape is still in front of his shoulder so it's closer to the camera than the top of Jake's head.

Take a little fraction from the tape for not perfectly straight but add a fraction on for the tape being closer to the camera than top of Jake's head.

Then ask him to stand at his tallest...I'd be surprised if he wasn't a little over 5ft 11 when properly measured.

I could appear at barely 169cm due to perspective, so it is easy to lose height in photos, when I'm a comfortable 173cm...
D said on 4/Aug/16
He is 1.79.4
gian92 said on 27/Jul/16
strange that his sister is a strong 5'9 !
S.J.H said on 17/Jul/16
5'7 michael pena make jake look like 179cm
q said on 24/Jun/16
5'11.
charlie said on 23/Jun/16
i believe he is 5 ft 11.5. reason for this is when he was on Conan being measured his height was measured incorrectly with the tape measure upright beside him.Thats a big no when measuring your height. You will always be almost 2 inches shorter when measured that way. Its not your true height. And the fact Jake was measured by Conan in the late afternoon 4pm so he would of shrank though out the day. Now many say he is 5 ft 9.5 to 5 ft 10. Now the tpe measure to the human eye said he was 5 ft 10 even but the tape was also bent a little and his back wasn't measured to the wall. Your back MUST be measured back to the wall for the best accurate measurement. The highest point on the head is to the back.Even when you get a can of spray and put it on your head facing the wall the can is not entirely covering your head its only covering half way.and your measurement will be shorter as much as 1 inch to and 1 1'2 inches. When you stand against the wall like doctors tell you to do your body is not free standing where we tend to slouch , slouch forward which gives the impression we are shorter. With the back to the wall and head back straight arms flat to the side and breath in and hold your breath you will get your true measurement.The back is straight neck is straight. legs locked straight. Even when you stand back to the wall and your legs are bent a little it will effect your height. Always stand straight like a board.You will find your height is 1.5 to 2.0 inches taller than how it was with a tape measure to your side.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/16
Absolute lowest 5ft11(180.34cm)
Johan said on 14/Jun/16
Solid 5'11". Not 181 range though but a strong 180 er. 5'11.25" is fair.
tiny said on 13/Jun/16
176cm: weak
177-180cm: probably
181-183cm: weak
Mat said on 13/Jun/16
I think he is just 5'11.
joe### said on 11/Jun/16
Rob, conan the measured 5'11 night. I think they claim it's impossible to 5'10
looks 180-181
Maggie G. said on 10/Jun/16
Conan show showed he's around 5'10" but the problem was that his feet weren't together. Go back and look. If his feet were together we're talking at least another 1". I'd put him at 5'11ish.
183cmAriel said on 9/Jun/16
He was measured by conan at a little over 5'11
Johno said on 9/Jun/16
I would be confident in saying he would measure in the lower end of the 5'10-range.
Fez said on 5/Jun/16
i doubt he's below 5'11"
Lynx said on 31/May/16
He's clearly below 5'10'', at least at night.
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Editor Rob: we can't draw a straight line because the top of his head is further away than the tape measure.

If that was true, he has a 4 inch eyelevel and I think most would agree he doesn't have a high eyelevel.
CS said on 26/May/16
If he's really in the 180.5 - 181 cm range at night then he's pretty much identical to me. It's always kind of interesting to see photos of celebs very close in height to me (or at least in my height range) so I can sort of see how I might appear to other people.

Also, on a side note I've seen some of his films recently and he's a very good actor. Really enjoyed the movies I've seen him in.
Christian said on 24/May/16
Next to Jimmy Fallon he looks 2 cm shorter, could be bad poster though but 180-181cm I think is correct. Have a look at 58 seconds in this clip. Click Here
James said on 24/May/16
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Pause the video at the 3:14 min.
He looks 5 ft 10.5 in. But it was a night measurement, therefore he is 5 ft 11 in.
Kourosh said on 14/May/16
Google listed him 5'11. Google usually lists celebrities one or two inches taller than they actually are.
Moke said on 9/May/16
He's most likely around a strong 5'10 at evening/night. With Conan he stood upright. He didn't overdo it, but you gain only mm doing that anyway. Measured about 5'10.5. Conan gave him 5'11 which is a bit of a strech but still ok. imho. Wakes up at 5'11, maybe a few mm's more.
HB said on 8/May/16
I agree. In Southpaw I thought he looked 5'9"-5'10". I was surprised to see him listed as a strong 5'11".
David said on 7/May/16
In Southpaw looks no more than 5'9, smallest light heavyweight in history.
huh said on 6/May/16
how many A-listers actually allow for their real height to be shown
Jedi Master 6'0 said on 4/May/16
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LOL
mike said on 2/May/16
He looked exact 5'11 when Conan measured him, not 180cm, but closer to 181cm, i'm not gonna lie, i thought he was 178cm until i saw him measured, i have to say, 180-181cm is really what he is, an honest guy!
cruser said on 30/Apr/16
He's 5'10
you guessed what said on 28/Apr/16
He's 5'11.
S.J.H said on 27/Apr/16
Perhaps rob should explain why jake always look 5'10 range up and down with 5'7 Michael Peña to convince viewers and commentor here
charlie said on 5/Apr/16
By the way the Conan Video of Jake's measurement has been taken down off of YouTube.
charlie said on 5/Apr/16
Jake's real height is not what was listed on the Conan O' Brien show. Conan O' Brien show is filmed in the late afternoon 4pm. People shrink almost an nch throughout the day. Now he was measured incorrectly with the tape measure to the side. Even if the tape measure to the side shows he is 5' 10.5 does not mean he was that height on the show. Its an optical illusion. The proper and most accurate way to measure is back to the wall. Hands to your side feet together head straight neck straight. He n the morning is most likely 5' 11.5 closer to 6'. Never ever take a tape measure and measure your height with the tape beside you. Although it may appear the tape measure is higher than your head it is in fact level.
MAO said on 2/Apr/16
5'10 no more than
bev said on 23/Mar/16
He is that tall. I just saw him on"live". He is very skinny with a head too big for his body!
j-c said on 19/Mar/16
He's clearly 5ft10 at most (shoes off) on that video, maybe 5ft9.5. That's he always seems to me. Clearly not above 1M77
184.3cm (Night) said on 14/Mar/16
Measured on Live TV around the 5'11 mark and people are still saying 5'9,5'10 wtf.

User Demeyer met him and said they were eye to eye he must be at least 5'11 to accomplish that.
John said on 10/Mar/16
So much ignorance.
Most just don't understand 2D images and proportions related to scale. Here's the deal with this guy. HIS HEAD IS HUGE. Almost midget large(very common among female stars). His waste and chest are large and his torso is much longer than most people at 6ft, whose legs are usually long, necks long, head tall and narrow. You dont find that in his 2d image so your eye says short to medium.
Moke said on 10/Mar/16
Does this site give morning heights??? I thought is was like midday height, the height that you go to lunch with - like the average height of each individuals own specific height....
Jake...I'm afraid he was 5'10 during the show, 5'10.5 max. So 181 should be very close to his morning height.
Johno said on 23/Feb/16
Strong 5'10 guy.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 16/Feb/16
This guy is 5'9.5". I don't understand how he's still listed at 180+ after that Conan measurement. He's clearly sub 5'11", even 5'10" is pushing it IMO, it's the absolute MAX he could be.
cruser said on 9/Feb/16
So 5'10? I mean he is shorter than Bill Paxton
Johno said on 3/Feb/16
In that clip, the mark was at 5'11and in the distance shot, despite the swaying and twisting of the metal meaure, jake looked 0.5-0.75 inches under this mark in an casual stance however, since the measure was not dead straight and was twisted this will compensate for his casual stance. When i judged earlier at 5'10.75 that was due to my belief the measure mark was on 5'11.3 and did not consider that Jake's head was slightly tilted up nor did consider the twist and sway of the metal measure strip thus, Conan got a bit wrong when he stated 5'11.

5'10.25 [lower end of 5'10]
Chris said on 30/Jan/16
180cm at best
Dmeyer said on 20/Jan/16
Rob the shoe jake has seem 0,6-7in maybe hé has no insole whi would hé have one
a said on 18/Jan/16
at least he adds just half an inch to a full inch to his height. most celebs add 2-3 inches to their "height"
Aaron zamora said on 18/Jan/16
@andrea @rob this is the full picture of Alan Tacher 5'10 1/2 next to Jake gullenhal. I doubt that the shoes that Alan is wearing are big enough to add any lifts inside. He actually looks bigger with jake and you can also see the shoes that jake is wearing. What do you think Rob? Click Here
Editor Rob: I think those style jake is in give around 0.6 range and his (assuming thin insole) should be 1 inch
Aaron zamora said on 18/Jan/16
@andrea- Alan has met many famous people who are on this cite such as: Jim Parsons, Ricky Martin, Aaron echart. I actually believe his 5'10 1/2 claim and he actually makes some celebrities look shorter than they are listed 1/4-1/2 smaller. Alan can honestly pass as 5'11. Click Here Click Here Click Here what do you think Rob?
Andrea said on 14/Jan/16
Rob, do you think he's dropping some height with that guy? He looks a weak 5'10 there...
Editor Rob:he must be
007 said on 13/Jan/16
From that video I saw him being exactly 5'11"(180.5cm), I used his eyebrows as a line to create a parallel line from his top of the head to the tape. The tape seemed to be slightly bend,but he wasn't holding the best posture so I believe the 2 can cancel each other out. The Conan's show is usually filmed around 4:30-5:30 pm, so very close to the minimum height by then. I believe Jake is 182cm in the morning and that he goes to no less than 180cm at night. Anything below 179cm(5'10.5") is just plain ridiculous, and he was willing to get measured, which only further proves that he hit the mark or close to it at the doctor's office in the morning. Great actor, I loved him in Donnie Darko. Do you agree with my measurement Rob?
Editor Rob: I would say a 5ft 10.75 or 11.5 range afternoon is less likelier than 11 or 11.25 range
Andrea said on 12/Jan/16
Aaron, actually that guy doesn't even look the full 5'10 with Tom Welling: Click Here
Bo said on 11/Jan/16
Hi Rob, you've said you doubt he'd measure under 5'11' but on the video link of Conan you posted in the description, he's clearly under 5'11", probably even under 5'10". Even with a camera advantage (the measuring tape being clearly behind him) there's no way he ever reached the 5'11'' mark without shoes.
I paused the video and captured the pics and the result barefoot beside the measuring tape is at most 5'9'' and a half, the hair top being at 5'10". Even his hand on the top of his head doesn't reach 5'11''. He clearly needs a downgrade to 5'9"1/2. Conan was very polite to say that he saw him near the 6' range.
Take a close look at the video, it's not often you get the luck of a celebrity standing straight barefoot beside a measuring tape. BTW, that means that 50cts is probably below 5'11'' barefoot, since he looks like 0.5 inches taller than Jake, he sould be 5'10". MGBY.
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Editor Rob: but you have to account for perspective, position of tape and camera.

It's like in the video I did, here is a still Click Here. I drew the perspective line, it's easy to see it because there is a wall/ceiling behind me giving a good idea of the perspective.

Even with Jake Click Here, the tape is nearer the camera than the top of his head (the camera is to the right and the tape to the right of Jake).
Aaron zamora said on 10/Jan/16
This is Jake next to Alan Tacher. Google has him as 5'11 but he claims 5'10 1/2. I don't think jake is 5'11 1/4. Click Here
Johno said on 6/Jan/16
On second thoughts, i see him around 5'10.75. I have seen Jake from a multitude of shots and angles in that Conan video and his head would be around 0.75 inches below 5'11.3 summit.

I can see why he stated his height as 5'11.5, i reckon he could easily measure that on his doctor's stadiometer in the morning.
Johno said on 5/Jan/16
He is around 5'10.5, wakes-up over 5'11 for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/16
He's been described as high as 6ft2 in the past...
James B said on 29/Dec/15
When I saw jarhead nearly 10 years ago i found the 6ft listing hard to believe.

Funny I remember Glenn said he was at least the 6ft mark
Willes190 said on 28/Dec/15
More 182 than 181, 5'11.5 would be perfect
G said on 27/Dec/15
I saw him more than once, side by side, always in the morning at bedeford st, beverly hills, and he was 6 feet at this time, I am 1.80,5 in the morning and he is taller than me.
G said on 27/Dec/15
I saw him more than once, side by side, always in the morning at bedeford st, beverly hills, and he was 6 feet at this time, I am 1.80,5 in the morning and he is taller than me.
Dmeyer said on 27/Dec/15
Evening 180.5-181cm
Aaron zamora said on 18/Dec/15
Rob, is there any chance of him measuring 5'10 3/4 or 5'10 7/8? Or what do you believe that is the shortest that jake can be measured as?
Editor Rob: I doubt he'd measure under 5ft 11
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/15
181cm explain whi we were eye to eye
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/15
I agree robinson but near 183cm peak for hanks like 182.5cm
G said on 15/Dec/15
I saw him in beverlly hills couple times wearing flip flop and he is 6 feet for sure!
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 13/Dec/15
Dmeyer said on 5/Dec/15
When 50 cent has 0.5in more shoes and posture then hé can look 1in smaller , but when equal conditions they look close

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Think this is a reasonable summation?

Jake Gyllenhaal - 5'11.25"
50 Cent - 5'11.5"
Tom Hanks - 5'11.5" - 5'11.75" peak; 5'11" - 5'11.5" today
gian92 said on 12/Dec/15
Near marshall mathers he seem no more than 5'11
Paleman said on 9/Dec/15
Yeah I think he never looked quite as tall as 6 feet, more like strong 5'11...
Dmeyer said on 5/Dec/15
When 50 cent has 0.5in more shoes and posture then hé can look 1in smaller , but when equal conditions they look close
Dmeyer said on 3/Dec/15
I met the Guy we were eye to eye hé cant be under 5'11-11.5
dmeyer said on 2/Dec/15
180.5cm at very. Low aleast
joe@@ said on 2/Dec/15
below 5'11 think impossible, your body also seems to be built of course, most actors make use of anabolic jake seems natural
Rick said on 2/Dec/15
After watching the conan video it seems that he measures at 5'9.5. It could be the camera angle that makes it look that way but thats what I saw. He does have the build of a 5'10 guy though. He could actually be 5'11.25 though he just appears more of a 5'10 guy, 5'9 very minimum.
jtm said on 2/Dec/15
50 cent is 5'10 range. look at him with kobe bryant.
tk said on 1/Dec/15
The Conan measurement wasn't exactly what we could call "accurate" but he definitely seemed under 5'11'' there, probably 5'10.5'' at most.

At least, he must feel secure enough with his height to be measured on TV like this. And he is a good actor too.
ElDuderino said on 1/Dec/15
I don't know what the creator of this site is talking about, on Conan he was clearly below 5'11
Dmeyer said on 21/Nov/15
Click Here , Jake has 0.3in less shoes than 50cent who is not less than 5'11.75 and Yet stil looks only 0.5in smaller Jake is a 5ft 11 and change Guy like rob list him , from Conan video over 5'11.25 is unlikly but not under 5'11-11.25
Aaron Zamora said on 20/Nov/15
This is a full body picture of jake next to a 5'10 1/2 guy which proves that jake is no 5'11 guy. Click Here
Sammy Derrick said on 14/Nov/15
5'11-Conan O'Brein measured him and since he is 6'4,I'll go with his claim.
dmeyer said on 13/Nov/15
I think he is a hair shorter than he wakes 6ft/183cm and go to bed 5'11.25 or 11 1/8 180.5-181cm not 179 0r 182
Dmeyer said on 12/Nov/15
Click Here , in several pics head to feet looks close in height with légit 184cm ledger , this Guy has to be 5'11 to pull that off
Dmeyer said on 12/Nov/15
This Guy is 100 percent 168.5-9cm and likely 169cm Jake isnt forcing it and looks 11-12cm taller bang 180.5-181cm they had same shoes i was there , and was close to my height , that should proove 5ft11 range Click Here
crusher said on 12/Nov/15
Looks like a solid 5'10" to me. Short legs....
Dmeyer said on 11/Nov/15
Looking at pics he looks 2-3cm under 50cent he look 6cm under jackman he looks 10-11cm over penna when in good posture , he can look 3-4cm under gosling dosnt look more than 15cm under conan in shoes the Guy is 180-1cm , also was 4.5in taller than.a 5'6.5 friend and i met him we were eye to eye so 181cm is likely
MrMister said on 10/Nov/15
He was measured at 5'10 exactly. 5'11 is laughable when he looks 5'9 range on screen.
joe @@ said on 10/Nov/15
with the lowering of Heath Ledger he is no more than a flat 5'11 at most
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 5/Nov/15
hero said on 1/Nov/15
He is 5'11.

Come on people. It is odd that he was described as 6'2 early in his career. But he is for sure 5'11. How many A listers agree to be measured?

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Right on. I think 181 cm is the best listing. He's one of the only guys on here we've ever seen agree to be measured on national TV. 5'11.25" is a good listing.
Allie said on 4/Nov/15
Solid 5'11. Taller than 5'9 range Taylor Swift, and taller than Anne Hathaway in shoes that I assume would give around 4-4.75 inches. I think the least you could argue is 179 but that may be starting to push it.
hero said on 1/Nov/15
He is 5'11.

Come on people. It is odd that he was described as 6'2 early in his career. But he is for sure 5'11. How many A listers agree to be measured?
S.J.H said on 29/Oct/15
He doesn't look any taller than 5'11 with 5'7 michael pena and even some picture he look 5'10ish with pena. I'll go for the taller impression that he was 5'11 and 5'11.5 more like few minutes after out of bed in the morning
MD said on 28/Oct/15
That's weird, because you seem to be clearly in the minority in not being able to see him under 5'11" from that live measurement.
[Editor Rob: I'm trying to take account of the camera and position of the tape.
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Simon said on 26/Oct/15
Hey Rob, do you think he's possibly 5'10.3/4? Because he never looks a full 5'11, especially when Conan measures him he looked a little under.
[Editor Rob: based on that clip I personally struggle to see him under 5ft 11]
lelman said on 25/Oct/15
I think this is reasonable for him, he must have genuinely believed he was about 5'11.5" to get measured. Conan's on pretty late aint it? He could probably wake up near 6'0".
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 25/Oct/15
In my opinion the question here is not whether he's over 5'11", the question here is whether he's over 5'10". I think the answer is no.
Aaron Zamora said on 24/Oct/15
I forgot to mention that I'm 5'11 1/2 in the morning and I'm between 5'10 3/4 and 5'11 at night time.
Balrog said on 24/Oct/15
After seeing Conan's video, we can rule out 5'9'' range or even 5'10'' flat for him. I still disagree with Rob, in the video it suggest that he is somwhere between 5'10.5'' and 5'11''. 181cm is the max I can see him. His 5'11.5'' claim is fair though, he could be that in the morning and deeps under 5'11'' at night.
Aaron Zamora said on 24/Oct/15
Rob can you please comment back to this it's really important. I have a question for you. If I measure in between 5'10 3/4 and 5'11 barefoot how tall do I say that I am? Do i say 5'10 7/8 or do I just say 5'11? Do you think that the difference between Jake and I would be very noticeable or not?
[Editor Rob: I believe he would edge you.

In reality if you were between that zone, I'd just say 'about 5ft 11'.]
Sam said on 23/Oct/15
Could believe 182 cm, nearly 183 cm, maybe 179 cm at night after a long day.
tony t. said on 21/Oct/15
Solid 5'11.
david said on 20/Oct/15
Under 5'11, that's for sure.
amaterasu said on 20/Oct/15
He is 180-1 no doubt about it, but only in the morning.
Paulina said on 18/Oct/15
Rob any photo you google of Jake and Taylor Swift, their the same height. Even when she has flats on......So either Taylor is lying about being 5"10 and she's taller than she says, or Jake is 5"10.
Mexx said on 17/Oct/15
Guys, he must be at least 5'11, or else Taylor swift would be like 5'6-5'7 (if he was 5'9). He is taller than her by 2-3 inches.
Allie said on 17/Oct/15
He's taller than Taylor Swift when they were dating.. and the lowest you could argue imo for Swfit's height is 5'8.75 when you compare her with Karlie and her model friends..
amaterasu said on 16/Oct/15
KILLER SHRIMP how tall are you? 5'9.5" ?
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 15/Oct/15
Sorry but I'm calling BS on that Conan measurement. Just look at the way they "measured" him, they probably overmeasured him by a good 2 inches doing it like that.

Call me a downgrader, but I'm sticking with my 5'9.5" estimate for this dude, a legit 176cm guy. No way 5'11" range.

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