How tall was James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini's Height

6ft 0.75in (185 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Tony Soprano on HBO tv series The Sopranos. In film he appeared in True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Mexican, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Last Castle, In the Loop, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Where the Wild Things Are, Not Fade Away and Enough Said.

How tall was James Gandolfini
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
Hey, Rob what do you make of these?

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That's a young Jerry Adler (a.k.a Hesh from The Sopranos) w/h Tyrone Power in the above photo and Mickey Rooney in the lower photo. He's further back in both photos. The one w/h Tyrone is a bit odd. That camera is looking upwards. I'd go with 6ft2 peak though since he looked about Gandolfini's height by his 70's.
Editor Rob: hard to tell from those photos if near 6ft 2 when young, but at least 6ft 1 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/16
I think Marchand looked 5ft8ish by The Sopranos. But she was very tall in Lou Grant so 5ft10 peak is fair
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
He looked an easy 6ft2 in Get Shorty
Jordan said on 21/Mar/16
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If Marchand is 5'10 Gandolfin is 6'5. She was only 2" Above Edie Falco through the show. Edie is 5'5ish. Marchand is 5'7 tops in her advanced age in the sopranos.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/16
Rob, could you add Nancy Marchand who played Livia Soprano?

She's listed 5ft10 but might have lost 1in or so by those years. Also in Lou Grant and Naked Gun.
Editor Rob: could have lost a couple of inches by near 70.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/16

Sorry, I misread you're post. I still think those character mugshots don't accurately gauge height.

Rob, do you think we can safely rule out 6ft flat for Gandolfini?
Jordan said on 24/Feb/16

With Bad Posture he was 6'0 in the mug shot with his SHoes on however, with Good posture he would have been 6'1 in hte shot. Except take away his shoes and he will dip below 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/16
Bad posture makes you look taller, you say?

Other way around...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/16
Rob, which range was he most likely to measure in?

A) 187.5cm/185.5cm
B) 187cm/185cm
C) 186.5cm/184.5cm
D) 186cm/184cm
Editor Rob: still possible B range
Jordan said on 29/Jan/16
The man is closer to 5'11.5 than 6'1. Again, mug shots in shows and movies don't subtract height , if anything they add height .

This man was 6'0 in his shoes in the mug shot, bad posture , makes him 6'1, but in shoes , not barefoot. He is between 5'11.5 and 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
When I first saw The Sopranos years ago, I thought Gandolfini was of similar height and build to Paul Sorvino. Broad shouldered, barrel-chested and at least 6ft2.
Abaroa 184cm said on 23/Jan/16
A good example of a "tall" 6' 1", even though he probably wasn't even hitting 6' 1" flat. He had that build that adds an inch or so to your height. 185cm looks about right but most people would probably have bought anything up to 188cm or so.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/16
Rob, is Adler worth adding?

Aswell as The Sopranos, he's appeared in The Good Wife, Rescue Me and the movie In Her Shoes.
Editor Rob: would need to see him early career to get an idea of height losses.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jan/16
Rob, do you have any idea of how tall Jerry Adler is/was?

He played "Hesh" in The Sopranos. I've seen him listed 6ft2 and even 6ft2 but he never looked taller than Gandolfini and possibly a little shorter. However, he was into his 70's by that point so my guess is that he had lost height.

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Editor Rob: it's believable he lost an inch or even a bit more by time of Sopranos, so 6ft 2 range could be feasible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/15
Rob, could you possibly retrieve any old posts for this page?

I wanna see what people were saying...
[Editor Rob: yes I hadn't refreshed this page, but there is a bunch now showing.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Easily looked 187-188cm in shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
...and Get Shorty
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, could you add to his credits "and for films including True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Mexican, The Man Who Wasn't There, In the Loop, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Where the Wild Things Are, Not Fade Away and Enough Said."?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/15
johnny says on 23/May/15
Used to think he was 6-1, but now think he was closer to 182-183 cm. He had those high shoulders but also a short neck.

Not a chance. He was visibly taller than John Travolta, Alec Baldwin, Perer Capaldi and Ray Liotta who were around that range. Easily the listed heighr. Possibly a full 6ft1 in his 30's. He was tall.
johnny said on 23/May/15
Used to think he was 6-1, but now think he was closer to 182-183 cm. He had those high shoulders but also a short neck.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/15
He could look 186-187cm range beside Travolta in Get Shorty and A Civil Action.
I think a full 6ft1 is possible in his 30's. By his last movie he looked 184cm.
Dmeyer said on 20/Apr/15
Brad with 1cm more shoes and posture can look just 1in smaller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Apr/15
Seriously Rob?

I see about 2in at best between them and Jim is further away from the camera.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
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Rob, how tall would you say he looks here beside Delroy Lindo?
[Editor Rob: near 6ft 1]
Jordan said on 25/Mar/15
Rampage, are you saying they are making a Mug shot Pic to actually have him look shorter than he is? I doubt that very Much.

Usually its the opposite they would make you taller like in all the Mug Shots from the Shaft Movie in 2000 which showed Samuel L jackson as 6'6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/15
Those mugshots are meaningless. It's a show. If Gandolfini had gotten into trouble in real life and there was a photo, it would carry weight.
Jordan said on 18/Mar/15
Whats odd is that the Man was 6 foot even in a mugshot with shoes on. if he should straighter maybe 6'0 1/2, but no more than 5'11.5 without his shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/15
@maaaaaattt: Jogging?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/15
@Jordan: Yeah Patrick can look under 5ft11 NOW. But 15 years ago he was for sure over 5ft11
maaaaaattt said on 9/Mar/15
Ive seen steve schirripa in person in manhattan, while he was jogging. Hes definitely at least 6'1'' and gandolfini was about the same height qhen he stood up straight, which was rare. Definitely 6'1" when standing straight.
Jordan said on 9/Mar/15
H p c M, this is a repost of the Mug shot. Click Here

Guys, usually Mug shots in films can inflate the height, but he isnt taller than 6'0.
Jordan said on 2/Mar/15

Patrick appears 5'10 3/4" with Rob but rob clearly state that Patrick had much thicker footwear then Rob. Patrick is likely only 5'10-5'10.5", and there is a scane in the bathroom when Gando and Patrick were side by Side, Gando was about an inch taller, making him the 6 feet even in shoes, just as his Mug shot shows.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/15
He really did not look under 6ft1 beside Robert Patrick.
Jordan said on 27/Feb/15

Yes that is Correct, From Bust out. Rob, He would be in shoes, looks like 6'0 in shoes at best?
h p c m said on 26/Feb/15
I think the scene that Jordan is talking about is this...
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Jordan said on 23/Feb/15
Rob here he is again in front of his 5'10.7" 1999 Suburban. In his shoes he looks 6 footish if he stood straight. Hard to Judge. The first pic I posted shoes him clearly about an inch taller then his vehicle if he stood up.

Even his pics with TIki which I posted ( Tiki was combine measured at 5'8.35), James looked at most 3.5 Inhces taller putting him at around 6 feet tops. I see a 5'11-6'0 man, No taller. ( Also please watch "Bust Out". He is 6 foot in the mug shot in his shoes)

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Jordan said on 23/Feb/15
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The 1999 Chevy Suburban is 5'10.7" tall in its specs( PLease look up). Gandolfini is an inch taller then his Suburban ( 1999). making him around the 6 feet he looks in the mug shot from the Same Season.
[Editor Rob: it's hard to compare against a car i feel.]
Jordan said on 12/Feb/15
Guys watch the Episode "Bust out". His Mug Shot shoes him at 5'11 3/4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Feb/15
Even in those scenes when he was in slippers he was the tallest person in the room. At peak he was not under this height and quite possibly 6ft1 on the dot. Seasons 1-3 at least. Might have worn lifts in some scenes.
tony s said on 4/Feb/15
james is a tall guy 6ft1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/15
He looked about 6ft even in The Drop with Tom Hardy
Jordan said on 29/Jan/15
Rob I dont have the DVD's of the season. Anyway you can get a screen shot of it. Episode is in the Second Season called "Bust Out". First Thing you see in the episode is the mug shot.
Jordan said on 26/Jan/15
The Episode is "Bust Out".

It opens up with a Picture of Tony Soprano's mug shot, he is 6'0 on the button in it. Likely wearing shoes, though in the episode there are a close up of his shoes and though they are dress shoes he has a low heel, not even an inch.

By the mug shot the man is not taller than 5'11.5"( He is not hunching in it either)

Rob the episode is "Bust out" and the mug shot is the first thing you see in the episode.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/14
Danimal, didn't you once have this guy down at 6ft2?
Danimal said on 5/Dec/14
Too bad. Looks like the pics are encrypted. It was James having a good 2" on Ray Liotta. Anyway, watching Season 3, Episode 5 of The Sopranos and when Tony is pulled over because of speeding and gives over his license to the cop, it says he's 6'1".
Anias said on 1/Dec/14
danimal, he was 6'1 but your links dont work. I would like to see them.

Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
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Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
Jordan says on 21/Apr/14

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.

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Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
Joe says on 15/Nov/14
If he claimed that was 6-1, I really think he was 6-0 without shoes, many actors often "upgrade" their heights to include their heights with shoes on. I do not believe he was a lift wearer like many other actors. He was also grossly overweight, I believe he weighed around 275 pounds at the time of his death, about 90 pounds above the ideal weight for a man of his height.

6'1" and he weighed 300 pounds in the last season of the Sopranos and was heavier before he died.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/14
In any of his pre-Soprano performances when he weighed less he could give a 6ft1-6ft2 impression (True Romance, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, The Juror and A Civil Action)
Joe said on 19/Nov/14
Apparently in his younger years, Gandolfini was very trim and physically fit, he looked like a very different person from what he potrayed in the Sopranos.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
He broke 300lbs by the last season of The Sopranos.
Dmeyer said on 18/Nov/14
Comparing him to brad pitt and John turturo , and Many he looks more 185 than 184 , i wouldnt be stocked if he was 6'1
Joe said on 15/Nov/14
If he claimed that was 6-1, I really think he was 6-0 without shoes, many actors often "upgrade" their heights to include their heights with shoes on. I do not believe he was a lift wearer like many other actors. He was also grossly overweight, I believe he weighed around 275 pounds at the time of his death, about 90 pounds above the ideal weight for a man of his height.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
I noticed in a few of movies he did before The Sopranos like Get Shorty, A Civil Action and The Juror, he has 2in over guys like John Travolta or Alec Baldwin. He would have been in his 30s at this time.

Has he ever claimed anything, Rob?
[Editor Rob: not sure of a claim from him]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/14
Actually looking at the first season of The Sopranos when he was a bit lighter around the middle (and actually looked more menacing) he looked minimum 6ft1, sometimes even closer to 6ft2.

Rob could he have been the full 6ft1 in his 30s?
[Editor Rob: if you look at him in something like Last Castle with Redford, I don't know if he looked that big...but then in 'In the loop' with peter Capaldi he could still pass for near 6ft 1!]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/14
True but Steve could look as much as 1in taller at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/14
Rob, do you think it's possible that Steve Schirripa might be a strong 6ft1?

He always edged out Jim
[Editor Rob: not impossible although Gandolfini could look 184 at times]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
Rob, do you think Gandolfini could have measured 187cm out of bed?
[Editor Rob: it is very possible]
Jones said on 13/Jul/14
Listening to Tony Scott's commentary on True Romance and he describes Gandolfini as 6 foot 4!
Jordan said on 31/May/14

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 said on 30/May/14
Always looked about 6-1.5. What episode was the mugshot in?
Jordan said on 13/May/14

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 said on 11/May/14
Can please someone post picture of this mugshot that shows him 6 feet so we can see?
Jordan said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 31/Mar/14
Click Here not his finest moment but you can really see how tall he was. 6 foot at least.
Jordan said on 14/Mar/14
5'11.75", not 5'11. Read.
yaris said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 27/Nov/13
I agree, anything under six foot for him is unlikely.
johnny said 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 said 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 said on 16/Nov/13
Looks 6'1 next to Brad Pitt.
Jordan said on 29/Oct/13

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 said 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 said on 27/Sep/13
I saw him a few years ago and remember thinking he was quite large
Jordan said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 21/Jul/13
RIP James.
avi said 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 said on 23/Jun/13
He looked huge next to 189 cm Ben Affleck in that douchey Christmas movie.
teej said 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 said on 22/Jun/13
Steve schirpa played college bball in brooklyn and is 6 ft 4.
DoesntMatter said on 22/Jun/13
So Avi, what's your height? Then we won't have to discuss anything else about you.
avi said 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.
J1701 said 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 said on 21/Jun/13
According to Joseph Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore on the Soprano's, James Gandolfini was close to 6'3".

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Rest in Peace
jtm said on 21/Jun/13
i doubt he was under 184cm. RIP James Gandolfini
Enmascarado said 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 said 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 said on 20/Jun/13
met him in person in Paterson, nj... he's closer to 6'2.
Sam89 said on 20/Jun/13
rip big man!
wolf said 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 said on 20/Jun/13

Just heard he has died. Bloody shame,he was a great actor
Mr. R said on 20/Jun/13
He passed away today. What a loss. RIP Tony Soprano.
Arch Stanton said 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 said on 20/Jun/13
RIP James. Brilliant actor.
MIKESOWELL said 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 said on 20/Jun/13
Rest in peace
caprouge said on 19/Jun/13
RIP my friend and may gos bless you.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 19/Jun/13
6' on the dot. May he RIP.
tom said on 20/May/13
6 foot 1 for sure
David said on 8/Apr/13
Thought he was taller. 6'3 or 6'4. However, everybody may look gigantic next to Richie Aprile, he he

BigUkrainianMike said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said 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 said on 20/Nov/12
He looks massive in The Sorpanos. I was thinking 6'3". lol
SPR said 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 said on 1/Sep/12
On The Sopranos, Tony's drivers license reads 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said 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
Danimal said on 8/Aug/12
Jordan says on 10/May/11
Well James weighs like 265 pounds so he could shrink more than travolta. I didnt think He was taller than travolta Sam.

He's lost weight? He was 295 pounds towards the end of The Sopranos series.
SIlent d said on 24/Jan/12
6 foot 1. He is huge.
Big Mike said on 27/Jun/11
When you watch the Soapranos he looks 6ft3 because when he comes in through the front door he looks to be a lil bit over the Door hinge
Jordan said on 10/May/11
Well James weighs like 265 pounds so he could shrink more than travolta. I didnt think He was taller than travolta Sam.
Danimal said on 9/May/11
Looks like a 6'2" guy to me, but I can live with 6'1"..
Sam said on 9/May/11
Rob this guy is maybe who i would want to see you have a pic with the most. I would almost bet he could be as high as 6'3 from watching him with Travolta and in the sopranos but i have a feeling more 6'1.

Any way he could be under 6'0?

[Editor Rob: travolta under 6? yes, gandolf, I don't think so.]
Gorgeous said on 7/May/11
The guy who played Furio looked a solid 6'2" so this listing looks correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/11
Looks 6"0.5(184cm) but I suppose there's nothing wrong with an extra 0.25in
con jr said on 26/Nov/10
Looks 6'2" to me.
Bon said on 20/Nov/10
looks solid 6'1, why not upgrade that extra 0.25 inches
irshgrl500 said on 8/Oct/07
MAURICIO said on 6/Oct/07
I'm 6 feet tall and I weigh 270 pounds and I look nothing like James he is way rounder and fatter then I look and believe me i'm no mr olympia myself either. James is easily 300 + The only way i can see him weighing 280 is if he is 5'10 but then again
In a recent inteview, Jim actually made a point of stating he is more like 295, and that he is TOO old to exercise.(LOL, I guess he thinks he'll get "carded" at the Gym.) Here is the link: Click Here
Mauricio said on 6/Oct/07
I'm 6 feet tall and I weigh 270 pounds and I look nothing like James he is way rounder and fatter then I look and believe me i'm no mr olympia myself either. James is easily 300 + The only way i can see him weighing 280 is if he is 5'10 but then again ....
Bowes/McDougall said on 1/Sep/07
The mean height of the cast of the Sopranos is probably 5'6. So that goes a long way to adding to the illusion that Gandolfini is an extremely tall man. He's above average height, no doubt. But I'd gather he's about 6 feet tall.
Chris said on 26/Aug/07
The man is definitely over 6 foot. He towers too many people.
William said on 16/Aug/07
6'2? Not a chance. Maybe he's on shoe lifts, but he just doesn't seem that big, also I have to believe that the weight of 280 pounds is made up, he looks closer to 320-330 pounds, I'm about 270 and he's just so broad across compared with me.
He's hurrendously overweight, you could fit two normal sized men behind the guy and you wouldn't be able to see them from a head on look!
dmeyer said on 10/Aug/07
can look 6'2 in many pics
Danimal said on 10/Aug/07
Who isn't a Bobby Deniro wannabe? Classic actor.
Gin said on 9/Aug/07
ye, i think he's 6'1 slouching but could be around 6'2 to 6'3 standing straight up. real huge boned and pure fat stuffed dude. sorry to say, but he kinda is a robert de niro wannabe.
William said on 5/Aug/07
"Doug says on 13/Jun/06
I met him while filming the Sopranos and he was about 5'10" but really big. Big bones, and just plain big. His wideness makes him look tall but he's really not."
I fully agree, I mean he's just not that big in terms of height. However remember that the camera adds 10 pounds to anybody (so that's 290 pounds if his real weight was 280 by season six of the Sopranos) and if he was put on lifts (which can add, quite discretely, 3 inches and more) then he could give the appearance of someone much bigger than he is.
Some people just look bigger with the same weight and height as others, or less.
Look at mob hitman Richard Kuklinski, he's 6'5 and 300 pounds, whereas Gandolfini is 6'0-6'1 and 280 pounds, but because of his anatomical structure ("big boned") he looks bigger.
William said on 5/Aug/07
Gandolfini is definitely not above 6'0, the easiest way to roughly determine height is to look at them in a standard door. A standard door is 6'6, I'm 6'4 and my head scrapes the door frame when I'm in my shoes, but James' just appears big because most Italian men, despite what Colton says, are only 5'8 or 5'9 and Gandolfini's most well known for being on the Sopranos and around other Italians.
colton said on 13/Jul/07
italians are big people me myself im a 7 footer and my friend tony is 6 4. gandolfini always looked 6 3 or 6 4 on the show and my friend goes to the same taylor as him and the guy said gandolifinis measured at 6 3 so im stickin with that.
anonymous said on 11/Jul/07
james is taller than John Turtorro they r listed at same height , but in the pics james is taller he must b like 6'1 when he stands straight rob
moe said on 19/Jun/07
he looks like 6'6 on the show compared to everyone else, everyone must be short, I thought Chris was like 5'11 his son must be like 5'5, of course he could have lifts
Bad Radio said on 11/Jun/07
i always figured this guy was around 6'3. He looks like a really big guy on the sopranos.
Timmy said on 9/Jun/07
If he's like other celebritys he is no doubt lying about his height. Or should I say his managment is? I'll never forget when I met Arnold Swartenegger, he is said to be 6'1". I'm 5'11&3/4" and was at least an inch taller then him when I stood next to him.
Editor Rob said on 22/May/07
There is possiblity 6ft 3/4 would be closer, sometimes his bulky and possibly looser posture doesn't do him as much justice.
dmeyer said on 21/May/07
rob i think you are underestimating after looking at getty images he can look 4 cm taller than travolta 3 cm under affleck 3 cm over 184 turturo that guy might be 184 when slaushing but when standing tall easy 6'1 possibly 6'1.25 and a lot of comments agree with me give him aleast 6'0.75 but this guy is flirting with 186 cm
Bob said on 2/May/07
the guy who said Italians arent very tall is mistaken. I'm not Italian but I was raised in an Italian family and the men are both tall, avg and below avg height. The below avg guys are mostly older so it might be a generational thing. Most of the guys are between 5'10"- 6'2" and they are southern Italian.
APP said on 1/May/07
On getty images he looks 184-185cm next to steve van zandt and michael imperoli
DocHolliday said on 26/Apr/07
He's definately underlisted a little bit here. I use the same tailor as James (Joe Camelia), and standing straight AND IN SHOES (which is how he's measured for suits), Joe said he's 6'3. So if you take a good inch off for the shoes, hes got to be anywhere between 6'1.5 and 6'2. Also theres a picture of the two of them together, and he has a solid 7 inches on Joe, who is a shade under 5'7. Look at many premiere and episode pictures, and James is almost always one of the tallest people in the picture....this wouldn't happen if he was only 6'.
derek said on 22/Apr/07
Well I always that Baldwin was 6'1 and no less.... Does this could mean James is taller than 6'1 or maybe they give him lifts on the show to give more of a intimidating presence?
Jordan said on 19/Apr/07
Yes, James had at least a half on icnh on Baldwin. So it is possible that James could be a good 6'1. Assuming that Baldwin is at least 6'0.
derek said on 18/Apr/07
Honestly he always looks so tall on The Sopranos.... I think he's atleast 6'1 and he looks to be 1 to 1.5 maybe even 2 full inches taller than 6'1 daniel baldwin in the new episode.... so what does that mean?
mike said on 16/Apr/07
if anyone saw the sopranos last night they would of seen daniel baldwin stand next to gandolfini during the show. Baldwin looked only about 5 11 if gandolfini truely is 6.05, or he could just be taller then that. Take a look for yourselves, your eyes won't lie
G-unit said on 15/Apr/07
after watching the sopranos a lot, I do think that he is taller than 6'0.5. I think he's atleast 6'1. You should upgrade him to that
Jordan said on 12/Apr/07
Well James looked an inch shorter than Bakala in the new Episode " Sopranos home movies" and WOW Bakala kicked Tony's ass which is surprising.
Kris said on 5/Apr/07
Just to clarify one thing about the door frames in the US. I don't know where you measured it, but even old and cheap doors are 6'8" or 6'9". Also, the head banging thing is not what it seems to be. It's always a weird camera angle so it looks like he's almost to the top of the door frame. I myself am 6'5" and only when I wear boots I come close to banging my head.
dmeyer said on 20/Mar/07
gandolfini tower over travolta i think he is 6'1 when standing tall
Bill said on 18/Mar/07
I read he was 6'4 somewhere, I know (this isn't too Politically Correct, sorry) but Italians aren't generally that tall (especially those from the south) that being 6'0 you'd stand taller than most Italian men and women, but when he walks through doors he comes about 2 inches short of banging his head (door frames are 6'6). Besides he weighs 280 pounds, he'd be more overweight than he is if he was only 6'0, for obvious reasons the taller you are the more your weight is dispersed over your body.
Anthony said on 12/Mar/07
Thanks, Jordan. I agree.
Jordan said on 11/Mar/07
Interseting pics Anthony. James does look a full 6'1 in this pics.
Anthony said on 2/Mar/07
Rob, in these pics, Gnadolfini is at least an inch taller than John Turtorro, who is also listed at 6'0.5. I think a full 6'1 might be closer to his real height, if not a bit more.

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Jordan said on 21/Feb/07
I agree Karen. When he stands up straight he looks 6'1, just like Rob says.
Karen said on 11/Feb/07
I stood two feet away from him serveral times last night. I'm 5'8 1/4 and was wearing 3" heels. He was still taller than me. Slightly over 6ft 0.5in is the right height.
G-MANN said on 13/Jan/07
He always looks so tall on The Sopranos but then a lot of his fellow cast members are quite short like Michael Imperioli, Robert Iler and David Proval. If he's an inch and a half shorter than Ben Affleck (definetely 6'2.5") then he should be 6'1". Even though he doesn't seem to have a neck.
Brad said on 5/Dec/06
He needs to get some lean recipes from some Zips just over from Sicily....he needs to lay off all the Tommy Lasorda pasta stuff. Bread and wine.
Jordan said on 13/Nov/06
yeah Surviving X-mas is on alot and James look about an inch and a half shorter then Affleck. James has horrible posture though.
RP said on 9/Nov/06
Ben Afflack is a hair over 6-2 and James was about one inch shoter on the set of the movie saving x-mas
Jordan said on 6/Nov/06
Only in the last season was he 280 and he did look it. Also he got on the scale on the show and it said 282 or something. I dont think he is 6'4 b/c all the other actors on the sopranos are in the 5'8 range. Anyway my guess from that mug shot pic he is 6'0 to 6'1.
Billy Batts said on 4/Nov/06
I've heard in 2 or 3 places that Gandolfini was 6 foot 4, if the average doorway is about 6 foot 6 if you watch him come through them he's only 1 or 2 inches off banging his head and that's wish his hunch so saying he's 6'1 is a bit unreasonable.

Also if he was 6'0 and 280 he'd look much fatter, whereas if he's 6'4 and 280 he'd look as he does.
Jordan said on 13/Oct/06
I got a vowel at the end of my name. I'm am actaully sicilian, and pretty dark to. Alot of times people mistake me for being Puerto Rican or cuban.
Brad said on 11/Oct/06
How many people out there got a vowel at the end of their name? I do. Frankie Vincent rocks!
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/06
It's weird he's gone so heavy. If you see him in films from a few years ago he was actually pretty slim in real life. He bulked up for the part of Tony Soprano.
Jordan said on 3/Oct/06
I would agree that he is a solid 6'0. Sometimes when he sloaches he looks 5'10 and plus his weight doesnt help much.

Innacio are you a fan of the sopranos??
Danimal said on 9/Sep/06
Let me rephrase that. I think season 2 and 3 were the best. Not sure why I wrote 1 and 2!!
Jordan said on 9/Sep/06
Def. Pualie kept calling Toney with the bad cell phone connection, and kept interupting Toney's sex with Gloria Trillo lmao. That episode was one of the funniest--and that Russian was a monster, do you think the russian is dead??
Danimal said on 8/Sep/06
Yeah, I have to agree with you Jordan. Season 1 and 2 were definitely the best 2 seasons. I also like the episode where Christopher and Paulie got lost in the woods and they're fighting over packets of
Jordan said on 8/Sep/06
Maybe it was artie's food that gave him the gas lol. In that episode It was funny when Toney was gasing off and AJ said something like " Whos laying those big ones". I think season 2 and 3 were the best. The last season (6) was off a little, Especially with all the Vito things. I did actaully think last season, Christoher was going to get wacked but It didnt happen. Christopher deserves it when he punched Ben Kingley's girlfreind in the face. My favorit episode is in season 3 when Raplhie kills that stripper and is doing all those "Gladiator" lines. Toney beat the shit out of Ralpie in that episode.
Danimal said on 7/Sep/06
I love the season finale to season 2, when Pussy got wacked and how they played that Rolling Stones Song in the intro to the episode, when they're all sitting down to dinner and laughing at the restaurant and then at the end when Tony is smoking his cigar. I also love those dreams he was having when he was sick off of the (or was that the indian food?)
Jordan said on 7/Sep/06
Defenetly Danimal--its hard for us to keep away from the eating. It helped me bulk up for football. No wonder Gnadolfini went up to over 280. Do you remeber the episode last season after he got out of the hospital, and he did weigh almost 285 when he got on the scale in his house???
Danimal said on 6/Sep/06
Hey, I'm half Italian too Jordan!!! When the grandmother says MANGE MANGE, you gotta listen!!!
Jordan said on 5/Sep/06
Danimal---yeah He was pretty huge in the last season--but me being Italian --I'll tell you how hard it is to stay away from all the Italian dinners and deserts. So for Gandolfini it must be hard.
Danimal said on 4/Sep/06
Really? He's 282 nowadays? Wow, he's really letting himself go. I was a huge fan of the Sopranos too. My recent ex looked EXACTLY like his daughter on the show. Actually, believe it or not, my ex was even better looking :(.
Jordan said on 3/Sep/06
no Danimal LOL
My Uncle is 250-260 and said James was noticably bigger so he guesed him at 280. I am I huge sopranos fan and in the last season James gets on a scale after he comes out of the hospital and the scale says 282.
Danimal said on 1/Sep/06
Yeah Anthony, that's what I read. He went from like 260-265 to 220 or so and then put it all back on and more. I can believe 280 pounds. The man is broad and about 6'0"-6'1".
Anthony said on 31/Aug/06
He lost 40 pounds once for the movie "The Mexican" (this is about four or five years ago) and then put it all back on for the show.
Danimal said on 30/Aug/06
Jordan, you uncle asked the man how much he weighed? I really hope not. I heard that he trimmed down one season from 260 or so, down to 210 and gained it all back and more.
Jordan said on 29/Aug/06
Yeah he does look older because he has gained so much weight. My Uncle met him in Florida and he said James was nearly 280 pounds but he didnt say how tall he was.
Brad said on 24/Aug/06
I thought he was in his early 50's, the guy looks older than he is.
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/06
might be 6 1 on a good day
Anthony said on 7/Jul/06
Gandolfini was almost a full foot taller than 5'1 1/2 Patricia Arquette in "True Romance". There aren't really any good scenes for comparison, but he absolutley dwarfed her.
hector said on 18/Jun/06
I met Gandolfini while they were fiming an episode of the Sopranos at Miami beach and I am, and have always been mesured at 5'10 3/4. James was a least an inch taller then, probobly more. For a latino i am considered towards the tall side an trust me on Gandofini was an inch or 2 taller then me.
TNTinCA said on 17/Jun/06
James is definately not 5'10". He was at least Denzel's height in Crimson Tide. And he was taller than Robert Patrick on The Sopranos who is just under 6 feet.
J. said on 16/Jun/06
Doug's absoultely right. His large, wide frame creates the illusion that he's taller than he his because he does tower of people, SIZE-wise.
Doug said on 13/Jun/06
I met him while filming the Sopranos and he was about 5'10" but really big. Big bones, and just plain big. His wideness makes him look tall but he's really not.
Erika said on 6/May/06
I spent a lot of time in the tribeca area and i would often spot michael imperioli (who lives on thomas street). While waiting to cross the street together one day I noticed his head came to about my shoulders. I am 5'8" and if you think of the height differential between him and James on the show, James cannot be more than 5'10"...maybe 5'11" on a REALLY good day. I also had the chance to see Edie Falco both walking down the street in TImes Square when she was performing in The Sideman and more recently when she stood next to me as I was sitting on a bench on the Columbia campus (they were shooting a Sopranos scene). She is TINY, again adding circumstantial evidence that James is probably no more than 5'10."
Paul said on 19/Apr/06
There is an episode in one of the earlier seasons of Sopranos where Tony getts pulled over by Charles S. Dutton. If you freeze frame the shot where Tony hands over the license, the character's height is listed at 6'0.5" which presumably is close to the actor's height.

I don't think Imperioli is much more than 5'7". Neither is Robert Iler. Most of the supporting cast appears to be 5'10" or below. Of the current cast, only Domenic Chianese, who's now in his mid 70s, and the guy who plays Bobby Bacula, appears to be anything close to Gandolfini's height.

[Editor Rob: it does seem awfully specific, that license thing...hmm]
Mr. R said on 18/Apr/06
I was watching The Sopranos the other night, and Gandolfini towers above most of the cast. I always thought he was at least 6-3, but most reports have him at 6-1. Of course this means that the other folks, such as Michael Imperioli, might be overestimating THEIR TRUE heights!

[Editor Rob: actually I think 6ft 1 is fair, he can kind of hunch and not look it]
Mikex said on 2/Jan/06
He looks big on tv, but build as much as height. As noted below he used to be quite a thin guy.
APP said on 9/Dec/05
Gandolfini wore big heels in Get Shorty, if you watch it again you can see it closely, since his character 'Bear' was supposed to be a huge guy. He looks a fraction taller than Robert Patrick in The Sopranos series 2. 184cm seems exactly right for him.
Kala said on 10/Nov/05
He's such a big friggin sloucher - I think at full height is probably a 6"1. If you look at this film with Melanie Griffith and Eric Stoltz (I forget the name - a film about Hasidic Jews) Gandolfini plays an Italian gangster (suprise suprise), and he's a lot thinner and clearly towers above the rest of the cast.
dmeyer said on 7/Nov/05
i think he is no less than 184 cm but can look taller sometimes
Ujane said on 6/Oct/05
I really think James is about 6ft0in height! Perhaps even 5ft11.5 and then Afflec smth between 6'1'' and 6'1.5''! I think a lot agree wit me, cuz there`s no sence to overestimate and(which is much supidly and rediculous) overclaim your own height, like Afflec did!
dan said on 4/Oct/05
He looks not that much shorter than Affleck but then again, he didn't look that much taller (he was slouching) when next to Steve Buscemi in The Sopranos.

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