How tall is John Landis

John Landis Height

5ft 10in (178 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
American Director known for helming movies such as The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London and Trading Places. This photo (by Daniella) was taken at the London Film Convention from 2008, I thought he was between 178-9cm.

John Landis
5ft 8 Rob and John

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.67in (179.5cm)
Current: 5ft 10in (177.8cm)
Yes yes said on 19/Feb/17
When will you give his son Max Landis a site?

I would put him in the 6'3" range :)
MaskDeMasque said on 15/Jan/17
Is he dropping height here? if your footwear are similar, he looks 5'9.5
ArthurJohn said on 23/Nov/16
Rob, what height did he look the most when you saw him in person?

Side note, I think the height lines might be helpful to add on this one :)
Jack said on 4/Sep/16
Rob, his son is listed as 6'4 on google. What do you estimate his height to be? What height do you think his mother was?
Editor Rob: maybe 6ft 3
5 said on 20/Mar/16
Okay if he is only 5"10 then MJ is 5"5-5"6...Is it possible that he was 6"1 when he was younger???
Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if he shrunk much by late 50's when I seen him.
Cantchooseaname said on 1/Dec/15
Here's a better photo you could do an analysis with, Click Here its much bigger and has a higher quality
Editor Rob: in that photo he could pass for 5ft 9
Cantchooseaname said on 24/Nov/15
Peak height for John Landis: 5'10.5"

In his photo with Michael Jackson, Jackson looked 3 inches shorter with severly slumped posture, so i tried to compare my standing height to the posture he had in his photo, and it deducts at least 1.75" inches, maybe more, so that makes Jackson 5'9" minimum

But because of Landis' heeled dress shoes that at least had a half inch over Jackson's flat loafers, Jackson may have had a peak of 5'9.5", and Landis? Maybe 5'11" at his peak if he lost a bit more height than listed. When Jackson and Landis stood up straight they looked very close in height, especially in video footage.
mike said on 13/Sep/15
how much height on average does a 58-year old man lose?
[Editor Rob: might only be a small fraction on average that most won't really be able to tell...but, as you approach 60 you might find your posture isn't as good. You might stand a bit looser than you generally stood in your 20's and 30's.]
Bill said on 4/Aug/15
In the photo of Michael Jackson and Landis, Michael looked 3 inches shorter - but then of course he was lowering his posture which deducted around an inch or so. So 5'8"-5'8.5" for Jackson.

But then again, Landis was wearing quite big heeled shoes while Jackson was wearing flat shoes, so maybe 5'9" for Jackson is closer in reality.
water7 said on 3/Jan/15
Hi Rob, my eye is a half inch when opened up a bit, how many inches would you say your eye is in this picture, since your eye looks more opened up (I'm doing measurements with photos).
[Editor Rob: definitely no more than about 0.5 inches]
kid140 said on 2/Jan/15
Doesn't he look more around 5'9.5 than 5'10, or is it because he's not standing as straight as you.
[Editor Rob: he didn't seem under 5ft 10]
birdman said on 14/Dec/14
What shoe size would you say he is, Rob?
[Editor Rob: really no idea on that!]
mystery said on 14/Dec/14
Rob, how long is your face in inches?
[Editor Rob: my head is around 9.5 inch and from my hairline to chin is 8 inch]
james said on 7/Dec/14
What saught of shoes wass he wearing, Rob?
[Editor Rob: just a basic 'around an inch' style shoe, I'm in 0.9in sneakers this event.]
Copnovelist195 said on 9/Nov/12
John Landis directed a film called Burke & Hare in which I appeared as an extra. He referred to me as the 'nice, tall guy' (I'm 6ft5) which was extremely flattering becaue he spent most of his time bawling at people he didn't like which was nearly everyone. It was all a bit of an act really, and you came to realise it was all done tongue-in-cheek. I can see what you are saying from the photo, but I would put him a little taller at 6ft0 and he was big with it.
leonari said on 14/Sep/12
Landis was about 2 inches taller than Michael Jackson. So 5'9" for MJ is correct and so is Landis height on here.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Sep/12
Rob, last question, you agree that Prince Albert is shorter than your old 6' listing? Click Here Here's with Robert Knepper and a video Click Here Maybe 5'11 is closer than 6' :)
[Editor Rob: I probably won't bring him back although he could be 5ft 11 morning! ]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Sep/12
Who? Albert or Greggio? There are many pics of Greggio and Landis and Greggio never looks taller than Landis, unless Landis wears lifts! Why you say "could" be? I think you can rule out anything over 5'10.5 for Greggio, right?
[Editor Rob: greggio, he could be near 5ft 10, so 177-178 is a possibility]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 12/Sep/12
Rob, knowing his height, how tall would you guess Ezio Greggio is?
Click Here he's the guy in the middle (they have same shoes so it's easier)
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I always thought 5'11.5 because with Prince Albert he looks about the same, maybe a bit shorter and mainly because in the tv programme he presents he's always taller than all the girls (even those who claim 5'7-5'8) in big heels! But, as i said, they aren't the height they claim! (Maybe Prince Albert is more 5'11 than 6'?) Thanks
[Editor Rob: he could be close to 5ft 10 in those photos]
Godred said on 26/Aug/11
@Omer - no way in hell has Landis ever seen 6`0 or 6`1 - Maybe peak 5`11,looks a flat 5`10 max now.
Twilight Zone victim said on 27/Jun/11
Yep, he's the same height of Clooney, and yeahh he's a criminal, and had he gotten what he deserved, we would have been spared of Michael Jackson's bullzhit too.
Dmeyer said on 17/Jun/11
Looks 176,5 cm in thé pics but 2 cm is alwais mistakable so tops 178 178.5 i think people should apear no more than 2 cm over or under theyr height if shoes are similar ,
[Editor Rob: there wasa shot of Landis with Clooney]
ACG said on 29/Mar/11
He actually does look just about what Rob has him listed as, but he belongs behind bars for that deplorable Twilight Zone incident....even if it meant there would never be any Thriller.
omer said on 23/Mar/11
When John Landis as Working With The King Michael Jackson In The 80s
John Was Taller Than He Is Now , At That Time He Was Like 6'0" - 6'1"
And MJ Was 5'11"
John Is Now Shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/11
Nothing over 5ft10 for this guy...

He looks 175-176cm in the pic
leonari said on 22/Mar/11
Yes and Michael looked close to his height. An inch smaller max.
songoku211 said on 17/Mar/11
Hey isn't he the one who directed Michael Jackson's famous music video thriller?
Dean said on 12/Mar/11
People who think this is what 3cm difference doesnt know height! I do however think 5cm is as far as Id go..for me hes probably around completely flat on 5'10 177.8 at night..178cm is more fair..179 looks a push
d wade said on 10/Mar/11
when i compare this photo with robs picture with Mike tyson then i see that he atleast 1 inch smaller than tyson or more look at shoulders height and tyson isnt even standing straight and has no hair so when rob is 173 this guy is 176 and tyson 179 cm.
T.J. said on 10/Mar/11
Dosent look 5'10.5" to me at all...maybe 5'10"?
James said on 9/Mar/11
Hmmmm maybe Johns hair is adding more height?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Mar/11
Looks 176cm
Why Rob said on 7/Mar/11
Rob why not you write About Thriller ? MJ's Thriller was Directed By John !
BTW Nice Photo Rob

[Editor Rob: I can't list everything people do ;)]
James said on 6/Mar/11
179cm
Sasha said on 6/Mar/11
There are 30-35 pixels between John and Rob. Rob's head contains near 185 pixels by height. The height of Rob's head is at most 25 cm. (Is it true, Rob?) That's why John has less than 5 cm over Rob. So he is at most 178 cm (5'10"). Or did he wear lower shoes than yours, Rob?

[Editor Rob: he had a slight advantage, but nothing worth mentioning]
yakov said on 5/Mar/11
Do you have an impeccable posture Rob? Or why I see only 3-4cm?
Danimal said on 4/Mar/11
Was probably at least 5'11" in his younger days..
James said on 4/Mar/11
5'11
Dave said on 4/Mar/11
Looks like a jewish mason to me:))) and 5'10'5" is right

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