How tall is John Goodman

John Goodman's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2in (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in TV sitcom Roseanne and films such as The Big Lebowski, Monsters Inc, Inside Llewyn Davis, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Babe, King Ralph, Barton Fink, Argo and The Flintstones.
I went to take my physical. But they measured me two inches shorter than I am. They measured me at six foot instead of six foot two. I was eleven pounds overweight for that height. They told me to lose weight and come back. By the time I was scheduled to come back, the draft was abolished. - Esquire (24/12/08)

How tall is John Goodman
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Aravind said on 21/Apr/16
Wrong,I'm sure he's 5'11.
Sam said on 7/Apr/16
Rob, could you add 10 Cloverfield Lane as his 10th credit? A tremendous performance that elevates that film.

Notice the picture is from when he lost a lot of weight for a little while...too bad his weight went back if only for his health.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Apr/16
I think he can still hold 6ft1 range today. He looks 186-187cm in Cloverfield Lane
Len said on 26/Mar/16
Always looked 6'0" but very big-boned to me.
Ajax said on 17/Mar/16
I got within a few feet of him at the premiere of Cloverfield Lane... he is definitely pushing 6ft 2in (perhaps a hair under). IMO 6ft 1 in is short-changing him.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Mar/16
@Rob, can you add a photo, correct Baron to Barton and squeeze in The Babe?
Sean said on 10/Mar/16
Funny that he thinks the military measured him wrong.
Greg said on 2/Mar/16
What others have said, he appears to be closer to 6' nowadays, but definitely appeared to be what he said he was in Rob's intro above, 6'2", when young.
Q said on 2/Mar/16
Ran into him at a strip joint in East St. Louis one night. I'm 6'and he may have been an inch or so shorter. Huge head though, don,t know how he holds it up.
That guy said on 26/Feb/16
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Rob, i think he is taller than 6ft1.5 Samuel L Jackson in this pic so i would give him 6 ft 3
Editor Rob: considering how much nearer John is, it can be hard to tell the true difference.

But in that photo John looks like he is shorter than Sam when taking account of the perspective.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/16
In Big Lebowski

John Goodman: 6ft2-6ft2
Jeff Bridges: 6ft1-6ft2
Sean73 said on 9/Oct/15
I would give John a solid 6'0.5", maybe 6'0.75" these days. He looks that next to a strong 6'1" Bill Murray in pic's from The Monuments Men. The last time Goodman was close to 6'2" was in The Big Lebowski.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/15
188-189cm peak
185cm today
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 20/Sep/15
Actually, I could buy 6'2 1/4". He probably was about the height as Ryan Reynolds currently is when he was younger.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 20/Sep/15
Hmm, he's a tough one to guess. I would say:

Peak: Anywhere from 6'1 1/2" to the full 6'2". He can appear shorter due to bad posture, and from his big build. I can't buy anything over 6'2" though.
Today: 6'0 1/2"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/15
Not under 6ft2 peak. The guy was big...
msn187 said on 5/Aug/15
In 'The Big Lebowski' Jeff Bridges (6'1) is barefoot and still is a bit taller than Goodman in one certain shot I remember. Nothing over 6'1 to me. A strong sixfooter is more like it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/15
6ft0-1 Today
6ft2-2 Peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/15
Danimal says on 5/Mar/15
Saw 6'3" listings of him back in the day, but if he claims he was 6'2", then he was 6'2" (NOT less). Today, he looks to have dipped below 6'1".

You know he actually does look like he's dipping into 6ft territory. He probably still clears it but he might be 184cm now. He was definitely at least 6ft2 in Roseanne and The Big Lebowski...
Judd said on 21/May/15
as i said before, 6'1" for him is a nice gift.
i think he's more a strong 6' (6'0-0.5")...
Danimal said on 5/Mar/15
Saw 6'3" listings of him back in the day, but if he claims he was 6'2", then he was 6'2" (NOT less). Today, he looks to have dipped below 6'1".
slothee said on 17/Feb/15
This listing is to high. He appears usually at least an inch shorter than strong 6'1" Bill Murray, and only slightly taller than Matt Damon and George Clooney. I think 5'11"-6'0" is probably his current height, and his peak was around 6'0" or 6'1". I doubt he was ever 6'2".

What do you think Rob? Could he be shorter than 6'1" nowadays?
grizz said on 13/Feb/15
MrTBlack,it's possible,especially if it's an ancient and improperly calibrated instrument. They measured me at the age of 19 at 5ft11.5 (181.5), in the morning. They got it wrong by an inch. I'm 6ft0.75 out of bed and 5ft11.75in as my absolute low.
Even if I neglect that, the fact is that even at the age of 14 I got measured at 5ft11.75in.
So yes, mistakes are possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jan/15
If Bridges was 6ft1-2 range in Big Lebowski then Goodman was 6ft2-3
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/15
Barton Fink is one of my all time favourites!!
Sam said on 30/Dec/14
Not a fan of Barton Fink, Rob?
MrTBlack said on 26/Dec/14
My question is how can you be measured 2" shorter than you are on a stadiometer?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/14
Goodman is slouching and we don't know what kind of shoes Bradley is sporting.
Personally, I think both men are around 6ft1...the older and bigger of the two would have been at 1in taller 20+ years ago obviously.
Judd said on 24/Sep/14
If Bradley Cooper is an honest 6'0.5" (as rob said and i agree his listing) John Goodman has to be 6'0-0.5":

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Arch Stanton said on 16/Sep/14
Rob can you add Barton Fink, The Flintstones and Inside Llewyn Davis too? Barton Fink should be near the top I think, definitely one of the greatest films ever made, have you seen it?

Agreed with Save, peak I really don't think you can argue on shorter than 6 ft 2. He easily looked it in many comparisons. See him with Bridges in Lebowski and John Turturro in Barton Fink for instance.
[Editor Rob: many years ago yes]
judd said on 15/Sep/14
in flight he looks very close to Denzel Washington (5'11.75 today). I think he was 6'1-1.5" on a good day but his current height is 6'-6'0.5...
Greg said on 2/Sep/14
@kmart: It's pretty common for guys to overestimate their height. If the doctors measured you at 6'3 then I'm sorry but you're most likely no more than 6'3. They use a very accurate measuring system. As for your supposedly 6'3 friend, it would be no surprise if he was measured at 6'1.
kmart said on 31/Aug/14
Same Deal With Me. I Had An Appointment. But They Measured Me 2 inches shorter than i am. they measured me at 6'3'' instead of 6'5''. Alot OF Times the height scale actually starts like 2-3 inches off the ground so you'll be measured like 2-3 inches shorter. i know i'm 6'5'' cause i stood next to a friend of mine whose 6'3'' and there was a noticeable difference
SaveUsY2J said on 7/Aug/14
@Wilton176: Have you even seen any of this guy's movies? Or any photographs of him whatsoever? There's not a chance in hell he was under 6'2 peak. If he was 6'0 then an overwhelming amount of heights on here are overlisted.
Wilton176 said on 22/Apr/14
If he got measured at 6 foot, that's what he was. Seriously guys, it's a slim chance the army messed up the measurement that much. It's no good saying "oh, but he's the same height as X who also claims 6'2" or whatever - because the statistical fact is that MOST guys give an overstated height, especially celebrities.

Seriously it is sooo easy for a 6' guy to get away with 6'2. I see it in the real world all the time.
Lucien said on 14/Apr/14
Hi, i would like to answer to Martin who says that Goodman is taller than Bill Muray. I was at Monuments men's premiere in Paris, where the lead cast was present. I am 5'11 and John, standing at less than 4 meters away from me hardly looked above average, maybe 6 feet in bulky shoes! I was quite surprised, remembering him as a 6'2 guy!

Bill Muray on the other hand still manages to look like a strong 6'1.5

By the way Dujardin is close to 5'11 and Matt Damon is under 5'10 for sure, probably 5'9.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/14
That's absurd, Jake. I do respect the Coen Brothers and I love their work. But remakes usually have horrific outcomes.
Martin said on 2/Mar/14
Goodman can't be 6' today. Just saw him on french TV, he was obviously taller than Bill Murray...
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/14
Definitely taller than Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/14
"Peak height was 6ft 2.5in (189cm)"

Easily looked that range in the 80s-90s. Nowadays his height is kinda hard to gauge. He can look barely 6ft at times and other times still near 6ft2. But, the 5ft11 talk for Bridges is garbage. He was still at least 3in taller than Matt Damon a few years ago in that horrible True Grit remake.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/14
"Peak height was 6ft 2.5in 189cm)"

Easily looked that range in the 80s-90s. Nowadays his height is kinda hard to gauge. He can look barely 6ft at times and other times still near 6ft2. But, the 5ft11 talk for Bridges is garbage. He was still at least 3in taller than Matt Damon a few years ago in that horrible True Grit remake.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/14
I thought Goodman looked near 6'1 in Inside Llewyn Davis.
The Horse of FUNK said on 19/Jan/14
LOL @ 5'11" for Jeff Bridges.
Gacy said on 18/Jan/14
Goodman is 6'0" nowadays, he looks 1 inch taller then 5'11" Jeff Bridges. Goodman never looked like he was 6'2".
Lenad is sexy said on 1/Jan/14
I saw at least 6'2 If not closer to 6'3 on roseanne
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
189cm peak is a good shout. He did look a bit over 6ft2 in his Roseanne days and if Jeff Bridges was still 186-187cm in 1997 aged 48 while filming The Big Lebowski.

Silent D, I think he's gone up again. It's worrying considering how his good ol buddy Jim Gandolfini turned out. But then again he's made it past 60...
Sam said on 3/Oct/13
Don't believe it...I've seen both Goodman and Bridges in person, though not on equal footing with myself. Both guys gave a 6'0"-6'1" impression and were clearly shorter than 6'4" T-Bone Burnett.
Goose said on 30/Sep/13
Seen both Bridges and Goodman in person; good 6'3... Believe it.....
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/13
Gandolfini was only 51, Rob. I doubt he lost anything.
I'll admit that Goodman looked 184cm max with Affleck.
But with Denzel Washington in Flight looked 186-187cm

6ft1 today is still fair.
Jordan said on 5/Sep/13
Rob here is Goodman with Gandolfini. Both Look exactly the same height more or less. Gandolfini is pictured in a sopranos mug shot at 6'0.5 ( likely with his shoes on). I think Gando and Goodman are both 6 feet tall.

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[Editor Rob: I think James was the kind of guy who lost a fraction in height by his latter years]
cole said on 21/Aug/13
Correction: He could look 6'1 range in some pics with Ben Affleck.
cole said on 20/Aug/13
He looked like a tall man in his early films, 6'2 range. But these days he looks like a 6 footer, especially next to Ben Affleck. They don't measure wrong at a physical do they, so maybe he remembered being 6'2 and the thought of losing height just didn't accur to him. Accounting for his age alone, it's strange that he's lost this much height, but he is a big man, so it makes a bit more sense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/13
Peak height: 6ft2.25in/189cm
Current height: 6ft1.5in/187cm

I have a hard time believing he lost 1in+.
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Jul/13
looked every bit of 6'2 on roseanne
Tee said on 20/Jun/13
He was pretty tall in his prime. Big guy, at least the size of the average football player. Towers over most people on Roseanne. Now he looks like he's lost a lot of height. Still a 6 footer possibly.
BigUkrainianMike said on 12/Mar/13
At certain angles he looked like 6ft3 but I would say 6ft2 when he was younger now he is in his mid 60s or something so he might have shrunk a little so 6ft1 sounds about right
James said on 22/Feb/13
6'2.5 peak and 6'1 today.
Nick said on 20/Dec/12
He's barely taller than 5'10" Bryan Cranston in the few pics I've seen with them. 6'0" tops for Goodman.
Larry A said on 8/Dec/12
I saw him in the early 90's filming My Blue Heaven in my office building. DEFINITELY over 6'2'' at that time; probably closer to 6'3
James said on 11/Nov/12
Looks 5'11 next too Ben afflick
RobertJ said on 22/Oct/12
Not 6'1'' anymore. Here he is next to Ben Affleck recently who has at least an inch on him.

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TNTinFL said on 28/Sep/12
I watched The Big Lebowski recently on Showtime and Goodman appeared to be a good 1-2 inches taller than Jeff Bridges. (Who I think is around 6'1.5") So I would have guessed him to be between 6'2.5" to 6'3".
Jason said on 17/Aug/12
Looks taller than Clint Eastwood in the previews I saw of him and Clint in a new movie coming out.
SIlent d said on 25/Jan/12
He looks bigger than 185cm. 189cm maybe but 185cm nowadays is right.
Klint said on 14/Jan/12
He is 6'3 in "The borrowers".
Watch the ending, you'll see...
Josh B said on 5/Jan/12
In the film True Stories his character states his height as 6'3
Some Guy said on 28/Dec/11
Same height as Ernie Hudson in "The Wrong Guys"
Jonas said on 4/Dec/11
He looks 6' flat now. Look at him with Jeff Bridges
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Jesse said on 10/Nov/11
Easily 6'2" barefoot in The Flintstones.Go watch that movie and see for yourself.He also was in fantastic shape for that movies,You can tell John was really lifting weights,John shows off his bulging rockhard 20" biceps in nearly every sence..
Danimal said on 26/Oct/11
Peak, he was 6'2"/6'3". Maybe 6'2.5" is fair to say. Today, looks to have dropped an inch at 60 and having weighed 400 pounds a times did a # on him.
Martyr said on 25/Oct/11
@LAN Jiao
Peak was CLEARLY not 6'1 but close to 6'3

I agree with Rampage and think he still looked this in The Big Lebowski (was not that overweight in this great flick).

Looks like a weak 6'1 since he lost weight...
LAN Jiao said on 17/Oct/11
He look 6'0.5 at best. Peak 6'1never 6'2. So he is 6'0.25 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Oct/11
Looked 6"3(191cm) in Big Lebowski if Jeff Bridges was still near 6"2?
James said on 1/Oct/11
he's lost quite a bit off height already. i think 188 or 189cm peak is accurate.

rampage he looks the same height as jeff bridges so goodman is still near 6'1.
Legend said on 7/Sep/11
He really could have lost a bit of height. Looks 5'11.75 today? I thought more but I guess not. He was definitely 6'2 at one point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/11
Rob, is there any possibility that Goodman may even may even be heading towards 6"0? because in this pic with 6"1(185cm) Jeff Bridges he's looking 1in shorter Click Here
[Editor Rob: he can look 6 feet, but is he a guy that might be able to squeeze more when measured?]
Eli said on 13/Aug/11
he is 2-3 good inches shorter than 6-1 listed(here)garrett hedlund on death sentence
jake said on 20/Jul/11
6ft2.5 peak, 6ft1.5 now.
Legend said on 28/Jun/11
He was 6'2.75 peak

He's 6'1 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/11
He was between 6ft2 and 6ft3 back in the day.
John Badman said on 24/Jun/11
This guy was really lucky to have skip Nam, which makes it the more hillarious his Walter character in the Lebowski film.
Jonas said on 20/Jun/11
I'd say 6'1 tops now
Same posture as Fox and at least an inch shorter: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/11
6ft2.25 peak
6ft1.5 now
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Jun/11
He sure as hell looked more than 6'1 on Roseanne. More like 6'3. But hes probably more 6'1 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
He looked 189cm in The Big Lebowski next to 186-187cm Jeff Bridges
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Apr/11
187.5cm(6"1.75) today
189cm(6"2.5) peak
James said on 24/Apr/11
did not look over 6'1 in Coyote Ugly.
Lenad is sexy said on 24/Apr/11
I'd say 187cm min and 189cm max in his prime. Today 185-186cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/11
Rob could he still measure over 6"1?
HollywoodFan said on 8/Apr/11
Saw him in Brooklyn about a month ago where he was filming an episode of "Damages" and he was an inch taller than myself (I'm about 6'1"); he was wearing extremely thin soled (almost slippers like) sneakers, standing at least 6'2". Still a big guy.
Legend said on 7/Apr/11
No way he's only 6'1, even now he's 6'1.5, 6'2.25 peak...
Been There Done That said on 28/Mar/11
Just for everyone's info you lose about a .25 in height for every 20lbs overweight you become.
Even if you regain you're ideal weight again, you usually only regain 75% of the height you lost due to disc and joint compression from the obesity.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/11
6"1.5(187cm) now
6"2.25(189cm) peak
T.J. said on 23/Feb/11
6'2" in the Roseanne days
6ft now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/11
186-187cm today
Lenad is sexy said on 17/Jan/11
definitly 6'2 range on Roseanne
Lenad is sexy said on 17/Jan/11
In Coyote Ugly he looked 6'1 range like 186cm but on Roseanne he looked a strong 6'2 like 189cm
Rien said on 10/Jan/11
@ Editor Rob. You are right. I forgot he is old enough to have been in the Vietnam War. I see what he means now. The Draft did end in 1973 and he would have been in his 20's at that time.
Rien said on 10/Jan/11
Rob the quote that you put up, what draft is he talking about? Also, do you think he has shrunk to 6feet even? I sort of doubt that. What do you think?

[Editor Rob: it's got to be the nam draft? That draft was finished in 73?]
T.J. said on 1/Jan/11
looks like a weak 6' next to Jimmy Fallon
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/10
6"1.25 or 6"1.5 now...Rob?
Lenad is sexy said on 28/Nov/10
6'1 range now (186cm?) and 6'2-ish back then
Anonymous said on 11/Nov/10
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/10
He looked 6"1-6"2 in Coyote Ugly.
James said on 9/Nov/10
Looked 6'1.5 or 6'2 in Big Lebowski
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/10
In The Big Lebowski he looked 6"2.5(189cm) for sure.

In Coyote Ugly more like 186-187cm...he's probably around that today.
James said on 7/Nov/10
Well he certiainly did not look 6'2.5 in Coyote Ugly.
Legend said on 1/Nov/10
I think 6'2.25 peak, and now probably 6'1.25 range
frank said on 6/Oct/07
He goes to my gym, I see him a few times a week in the AM. He's 6ft even.. maybe 6'1.. however, he's fatter then ever these days. Almost looks like a homeless guy when he shows up.
Ade said on 19/Nov/06
I remember him being a full inch shorter than Diedrich Bader in "Center Of the Universe". I'd say he's closer to 6'1". Maybe 186 cm.
Hector said on 11/Oct/06
Everythings BIG on John Goodman .. he has big hands big feet big muscles big arms big legs and i heard he`s endowed like a Pringles can.
Anthony said on 15/Sep/06
Yeah, he's no less than 6'2. He sometimes looks taller. In "The Big Lebowski" there are even some shots where he looks to be nearly a head taller than Steve Buscemi because Goodman's broad, girthy (well over 300 pounds IMO) frame dwarfs Buscemi's comparatively short and scrawny frame.
J. said on 24/Sep/05
In the film, True Stories (directed by 6 foot David Byrne of Talking Heads fame), Goodman in character as Louis Fyne, a man desperately on the prowl for a wife, states in his televised personal ad: "I'm six foot, three inches and maintain a very consistent panda bear shape".
In the film, that seemed about right. He had a good 3 inches on Byrne. I'm wondering has he shurken to 6'1.5" even at a still relatively young age?
Kee said on 24/Sep/05
When The Flintstones was made John was 6-2 barefoot weighing a solid 285 lbs of rock hard muscle with 21 inch arms and a 58 inch chest. Have you seen the size of his biceps in that movie ??

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