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James Gandolfini height: 6ft 0.75in (185 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Tony Soprano on HBO tv series The Sopranos.


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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Sep/14
Rob, do you think Gandolfini could have measured 187cm out of bed?
[Editor Rob: it is very possible]
Jones says on 13/Jul/14
Listening to Tony Scott's commentary on True Romance and he describes Gandolfini as 6 foot 4!
Jordan says on 31/May/14
Bray,

I will lokk into it, Im sure it was season 1 or Season 2. He wasnt over 6 foot in it. I will find out what epsiode i have seasons 1 to 4 and its in the first two.
Bray says on 30/May/14
Always looked about 6-1.5. What episode was the mugshot in?
Jordan says on 13/May/14
Vogt,

I would like to see that mug shot again as well. He is 5'11.75 in the shot from what I remember and likely had shoes on, no way to tell that but he wasnt over 6 foot in it.
Vogt says on 11/May/14
Can please someone post picture of this mugshot that shows him 6 feet so we can see?
Jordan says on 21/Apr/14
Actually Tiki Barber Pre-Draft was 5'8.375. Gando is at most 3.75" Taller. Some Shots only 3 and Remember that is Tiki's Morning Height( Combine height) so Gando's Morning height looks to range between 5'11.375 to 6'0".

To Me Gando's morning height would be around 6'0 He was a heavy guy so by Mid Day he coould be like 5'11 1/2".

Gando is not Hunching in the Photos Rob and I posted below.

And fyi I think Gandolfini was a great actor and Human being. Loved his acting. No way was he 6'1 though. More 6'0 in the morning. 5'11.25" by night. Tiki was Combine measured at 5'8.375, so he isnt taller.
jojo3000 says on 18/Apr/14
I've gotta say to you guys: Jordan is the only guy here actually providing evidence of any sort. The rest of you are saying oh no he couldn't have just been a weak 6' - he seemed taller. But that's not evidence - that's just saying how he came across. He came across taller than he was because most people exaggerate their height, and he was a largely built man with a big presence. But when you examine the evidence it's clear he wasn't 6'1.
Jordan says on 3/Apr/14
Rob, you are correct. With your Picture you Posted it looks like about 3.75" difference. I Figure Tiki;s 5'8.625" was in the morning( Its a combine measurement) so Gando's morning height would be about 6'0 1/4".
Jordan says on 2/Apr/14
Rob How many inches Does Gando have on combine measured 5'8.625 Tiki Barber in this pic? I see 2.75" to 3" tops making Gando 5'11.5 to 5'11.75. he has good posture here.

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[Editor Rob: you can see the one Side by side showing the bigger difference...]
johnny says on 31/Mar/14
Click Here not his finest moment but you can really see how tall he was. 6 foot at least.
Jordan says on 14/Mar/14
5'11.75", not 5'11. Read.
yaris says on 10/Mar/14
I agree with Teej 100%. Jordan your wrong sorry, james gandolfini was 185cm. He was a big guy. And he slouched a hell of a lot, 185cm defo, ducked his neck, you can even see on this picture rob has put up hes slouched, never stood straight. he certainly does look like 6'1
teej says on 9/Mar/14
Jordan, sorry, you really are incorrect. He was 185cm wherher you like it or not. I have no idea why your downgrading his height, I don't know whether you actually believe he was 5'11, or you don't like him. But 5'11 for james gandolfini is ridicolous. He was an extreamly strong 6 foot or 6'1. And your the only one who seems to think he was 5'11. Watch the sopranos. Look at the difference between him and brad pitt. And oh yeah the pics with tom hanks, as I've previously stated he was known for his bad posture. To conclude, I'm sorry 5'11 is out of question. 5'11 is someone like vin diesel, not gandolfini.
teej says on 9/Mar/14
Saying james gandolfini is under 6 feet is ridicolous, he was one of the very few actors who was honest about his height. He also had an extreamly bad posture and was still taller than most people. I believe he was 185cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 28/Feb/14
@meee: Liotta probably turned it down because Lorraine Bracco would be playing his therapist and it would be awkward for viewers since they were best known for playing Henry and Karen Hill in Goodfellas.
Brad says on 14/Feb/14
Weak 6' for the late great. I looked down Schirripa's head by 5 inches, he isn't 6' 5".
meeeee says on 12/Feb/14
6'5''????? hahaha are you insane??? Steve Schirripa is about 6'2''. Ive walked past him in the city when he was jogging/fast walking in sneakers. Gandolfini was most likely 6-6'1'', hes a bit shorter than Bobby bacala.

The huge frame and his dimensions, like broad shoulders, make him appear taller. And everyone else was short as hell. I read that Ray Liotta turned down Tony Soprano and thats good because the entire show would have been completely different. The physicality Gandolfini brought was undeniable.
sunshine says on 22/Jan/14
Someone mentioned Bobby Bacala was 6'1". I am 6'2"/250 pounds. Im known as a big guy. I shook Steve Schirripa's hand at a lecture. It completely engulfed mine. He towered over me, and he as an enormous frame. Being tall, im acutely aware of people taller than me. He was at least 6'5"..
Jordan says on 22/Dec/13
Gandolfini is 3 inches shorter than Ben Affleck who is 6'2.5ish tops. Gando aint even close to 6'3. He is about 5'11.5 to 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 18/Dec/13
Ok 6ft3 is ridiculous for Gandolfini (look at pics with Jeff Daniels for proof) but 5ft11-6ft is just as bad. He never claimed a height, but he was generally close to 2in taller than legit 5ft11 guys. In The Sopranos he gave a larger than life impression because of his enormous frame and because most of the other guys were substantially below 6ft.
Azaria says on 18/Dec/13
He cant be 6'2. He looks Tom Hanks Height in that one pic. Tom Hanks isn't 6 feet either Jordan. 5'11 to 6'0 For James.
Goose says on 16/Dec/13
Robby b. is exactly right. I'm 5'10 & I saw him walking on 3rd & 49th in the Summer of 2000. He had me by 4 inches easy - could have been very near or at 6'3. Really big dude with broad shoulders. Those who think he's 6' or under are clueless.
Robby b says on 14/Dec/13
Jimmy is a big guy he is not 5'11 not a chance in hell I've been with Jim a few times I'm around 6'1 and he was around an inch or two taller then me
johnny says on 4/Dec/13
Click Here and there he is with according to this site 5'11'' brad pitt. look at the shoulders. that's at least 2'' difference. 6'0.5''-6'1''
Jordan says on 30/Nov/13
See Below. He is not 6'1. Hanks is 6 feet tops, Gando is shorter, again about 5'11.5- 5'11,75 like I said.

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Sam says on 27/Nov/13
I agree, anything under six foot for him is unlikely.
johnny says on 26/Nov/13
"I would say Gando was a strong 5'11.5."

remember how fat he was on the sopranos season 6? 5'11.5'' guys don't look like that when they weigh 285 pounds. he was 6'1'' for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Nov/13
Rob, do you watch The Sopranos?

If so, do you have an estimate for the actor who played Furio?
[Editor Rob: he could look tallish, I mean near 6ft but I don't remember much of him.]
Dejavu says on 16/Nov/13
Looks 6'1 next to Brad Pitt.
Jordan says on 29/Oct/13
Teej,

Not a 5'11 guy. More like 5'11.75. He was no taller than 1.25" on Robert Patrick in one of the episodes( they were face to face many times and Gando was up straight), who is 5'10.5ish on this site with Rob.

Not to mention 6'2.5 Ben Affleck appears to easily have Gando by 3 inches.

I would say Gando was a strong 5'11.5.
teej says on 14/Oct/13
Jordan - no he was no way a 5'11 guy even if he is wearing shoes in the mugshot, he slouches a lot, and ducks his neck by about 2 and a half inches. I'd say if he was standing straight with shoes on hed easily be 6'1 and a half or 6'2. I'd say barefoot standing upright he's 6'0.5 or 6'1. He definetly was not under 6'0.25, insane to even call him 5'11.
richkid123 says on 27/Sep/13
I saw him a few years ago and remember thinking he was quite large
Jordan says on 14/Sep/13
The Episode with his Mug shot is from Season 2 of the Sopranos. Actually the mug shot has him at exactly 6 feet tall. Assuming he is in shoes he could be realistically 5'11.25 to 5'11.75 barefoot.
Jordan says on 6/Sep/13
Teej, in that Mugshot he looks 6'0.25, and he has shoes on most likely, he could be as low as 5'11.5. I would say for most of the day he would be 5'11.75.
Jordan says on 6/Sep/13
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To men this looks like its over 2" Between Affleck and Gando, Both look like they have the same posture. Affleck is 6'2ish in my book, Gando about 6'0 even.
Jordan says on 6/Sep/13
With Gandolfini its hard to tell. I cant find screen caps but he was about 1" taller than Robert Patrick ( who rob is pictured with and has at 5'11) in the Sopranos. Gandolfini almost always hunches his neck however. I think if he stood up straighter he would have had Robert Patrick ( minimum of 5'10.25) by 2 inches, so calling him 6'0.5 foot is more accurate than 6'1 i feel.
teej says on 22/Jul/13
On the sopranos on his mugshot against a height measuring wall (prison picture) he is slightly over 6 foot, id say 184cm/185cm so he is a strong 6 foot/weak 6'1. He slouched alot and looked shorter than he actually was but still even when he was slouching he was noticibly above average
Alex says on 21/Jul/13
RIP James.
avi says on 25/Jun/13
@chiper says on 22/Jun/13
no he is 6'1. these guys are very very fat so it is hard to tell. can give the impression of just being all around "big"
johnny says on 23/Jun/13
He looked huge next to 189 cm Ben Affleck in that douchey Christmas movie.
teej says on 23/Jun/13
J1701 - are you crazy?! I dont believe your so called story how you 'met him on a plane', and claiming gandolfini was 5ft10 is absurd... He was definetley above average by a significant amount. i would say he was a strong 6foot/ weak 6ft1. How can you downgrade his height, He was a fairly big guy, no doubt.
chiper says on 22/Jun/13
Steve schirpa played college bball in brooklyn and is 6 ft 4.
DoesntMatter says on 22/Jun/13
So Avi, what's your height? Then we won't have to discuss anything else about you.
avi says on 21/Jun/13
This is a height site why must people come here and comment on his death. I hate that.everytime a celeb dies people come here and say "rip" and fail to realize this a height debate site. Im sorry he is dead but really lets use this forum for its purpose...He's over 6'0 but not 6'1 BTW.
Kyuss says on 21/Jun/13
Sad loss,no comment on height hes a giant now no matter what. Rest easy,you brought us smiles.
J1701 says on 21/Jun/13
RIP. was on a flight with him 5 years ago. Very shy and reserved man. Loved his work. Seemed about 5' 10". And he was not imposing in any way. Still remember him waiting for his luggage quietly like the others. A shame and a loss.
Vivi says on 21/Jun/13
According to Joseph Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore on the Soprano's, James Gandolfini was close to 6'3".

RIP JG
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 21/Jun/13
Rest in Peace
jtm says on 21/Jun/13
i doubt he was under 184cm. RIP James Gandolfini
Enmascarado says on 20/Jun/13
What a great actor, i was hoping for the movie The Sopranos anyway... He was tall 1.85, thank for posting his height, i trust this site.
teej says on 20/Jun/13
I was just watching the sopranos today aswell! Then i heard he died! Such a shame, what a brilliant actor, one of my favourite actors of all time, R.I.P.
jj says on 20/Jun/13
met him in person in Paterson, nj... he's closer to 6'2.
Sam89 says on 20/Jun/13
rip big man!
wolf says on 20/Jun/13
If he needed to tower over people in the show, they could have bumped him up an inch or 2 with heels or inserts.
Aaron says on 20/Jun/13
6'1

Just heard he has died. Bloody shame,he was a great actor
Mr. R says on 20/Jun/13
He passed away today. What a loss. RIP Tony Soprano.
Arch Stanton says on 20/Jun/13
RIP big man.Could look a bit bigger than this but 6'1" sounds about right. Great actor and guy, will be sorely missed.
Tony Soprano says on 20/Jun/13
RIP James. Brilliant actor.
MIKESOWELL says on 20/Jun/13
R.I.P. to one of the greatest actors of his generation, who portrayed one of the greatest characters ever. (1961-2013)
Ratman says on 20/Jun/13
Rest in peace
caprouge says on 19/Jun/13
RIP my friend and may gos bless you.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP says on 19/Jun/13
6' on the dot. May he RIP.
tom says on 20/May/13
6 foot 1 for sure
David says on 8/Apr/13
Thought he was taller. 6'3 or 6'4. However, everybody may look gigantic next to Richie Aprile, he he

;D
BigUkrainianMike says on 7/Mar/13
In response to Jason too yes on the Sopranos he dwarfs most of the cast so he seems to me 6ft1 -6ft3 on the show he is a big guy in one episode he weighed 280 in real life he might be less now like 250 Bobby was a little taller than him and alot heavier on the show Bobby was 6ft1 and probably weighed 320 Furio was also tall like 6ft or 6ft1 but was alot leaner probably 170-190 and Johnny Sack was close to Tony too maybe 5ft11 or 6ft and from like 180-215 pounds just my guess my final ansewer is Tony is 6ft
BigUkrainianMike says on 7/Mar/13
James is a tall guy and a big guy he is probably just 6ft although in one Sopranos episode he gets pulled over his license says he is 6ft1 and at times in the show he seems taller like 6ft2 or 6ft3 but he is either 6ft or 6ft1 I say 6ft
JJ says on 28/Dec/12
I was surprised to read he was just over 6ft. On the sopranos he looks at least 6ft 4 the way he seems to tower over everybody else. You don't see many other actors in the show who are taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Dec/12
Click Here with 189cm Ben Affleck
Click Here with 180cm Alec BaldwinClick Here with 183cm John Travolta

I don't think he's over 6ft0.5(184cm)
Dmeyer says on 29/Nov/12
Whi does h claim 6'0.5 in maybe h is , if h clamied 6 ft to not botter saying 3/4 or 6'1 but whi 6'0.5 in
Dmeyer says on 29/Nov/12
I use to be 5'11.5 290-300 pounds so not that far from him wearing a Cuba
I could have been his stand in , Back when i was an extra
Dmeyer says on 29/Nov/12
Rare Time that an actor is taller than listed he does look a legit 185cm maybe not 185.5cm 6'1 , but defo not under 6'0.75 , h is listed 6'0.5 in evrywere height measure that without standing fully erect but forcing posture h might be near the 185 Mark
Dmeyer says on 28/Nov/12
Rob this Guy is 4-5cm taller than Pitt in cuban and better posture so Pitt is about 5-6cm shorter so either James is full 6'1 or Pitt is more 5'10.5ish
Duhon says on 20/Nov/12
The Exorcist says on 20/Nov/12
He looks massive in The Sorpanos. I was thinking 6'3". lol

Meh, a 6'1" near 300 pound guy will look huge no matter what.
The Exorcist says on 20/Nov/12
He looks massive in The Sorpanos. I was thinking 6'3". lol
Jason says on 14/Oct/12
He's a big dude. He has a huge frame and wide shoulders. I've read several articles where he states his height as 6'0 1/2", which looks spot on. He looks really tall on the Soprano's because most of the supporting cast is below 5'8"; many are in the 5'6"-5'7" range. Only Furio and Bobby Baccala are around 6'1".
SPR says on 4/Oct/12
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he is close to 6'1, has at least 4 solid inches on Tiki Barber who is combine measured at 5'8.5
height guy says on 1/Sep/12
On The Sopranos, Tony's drivers license reads 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 8/Aug/12
Danimal, you think this guy is 6ft2
yet you also think Will Smith is under
6ft1 and Tom Cruise is under 5ft7
SIlent d says on 24/Jan/12
6 foot 1. He is huge.

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