How tall is John Lithgow ?

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John Lithgow height: 6ft 4in (193 cm)

American actor best known to TV audiences for his role as Dr Dick Solomon in comedy show Third Rock from the Sun and as Arthur Mitchell in Dexter. In film he has given many memorable performances, most notably in films like Blow Out and Cliffhanger. He mentioned that "I have a love/hate relationship with my height - I am 6ft 4in."

John with Alfred Molina
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/15
Rob, I see barely 1in between them.

Could Lithgow be a little under 6ft4 today or could Molina still be a little over 6ft2?
an anonymous peach said on 27/Jun/15
Probably nearer 6' 3" now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/15
Actually he looks huge in Blow Out.
6ft4 peak is about right. He might be dipping under it now.
Judd ISR said on 15/Jun/15
i think Molina was at peak 6'2" (strong one) and today maybe 6'1.75", and that makes John Lithgow somewhere in the 6'2.5" range...considering his age, my guess is 6'2.5" today and 6'3.25" (max) at peak. never been a full 6'4" guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/15
I see about 6ft3 even if Molina is 6ft2
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
In this photo, Lithgow can still look notably taller relative to Molina than above, where I think Molina has the advantage of being closer to the camera. Still it wouldn't surprise if Lithgow has lost a little with age in his 60s, maybe 6'3.5" these days.
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Rob, could you add these to his film credits?: Blow Out, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Footloose, Cliffhanger, and This is 40.
cole said on 28/May/15
@Editor Rob: Looks nearer 6'3 with Molina.
Chris said on 15/Mar/15
Tranny is an offensive term.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/15
He was nominated for should check it it. It's brilliant
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/15
Rob, he also gave an unforgettable performance in The World According To Garp as a tranny
[Editor Rob: I don't know if I've ever seen that one.]
Danimal said on 1/Sep/14
Bare minimum 6'4.5" guy in his prime. Easily woke up at 6'5". Today he's probably a weak 6'4" given his age.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/14
@James He made Denzel look 5'11 didn't he in The Pelican Brief!
Arch Stanyon said on 31/Aug/14
At least, made Denzel Washington look 5'11 in The Pelican Brief.
James B said on 20/Jun/14
Looked 6'3 in Memphis belle however in Pelican Brief looked a proper 6'4
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
I saw him about 10 years ago at Tanglewood. He was a little shorter than me, right around 6'4". He was surprisingly big shouldered and healthy looking in person.
The Exorcist said on 14/Jan/14
With (7'1.6" listed) Kareem Abdul Jabbar. I think John is doing pretty well here considering. Six-four still looks good for him.

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jordydecke said on 18/Oct/13
Wow! I was just watching him in Orange County and I thought I'd check his height, thinking him to be about 6 foot. Very surprised to see 6'4!! Ironic that he played a midget prince in one of the Shrek films haha.
gb said on 25/Aug/13
in Dexter he towers over Keith Carradine, 6.4 minimum, looks more like 6.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/13
Looking nowhere near this on How I Met Your Mother.
Maybe 2-2.5in on Neil Patrick Harris. Shorter than Jason Segal.

"Peak height was 6ft 3.75in (192cm)"
"John Lithgow's height is 6ft 3in (191cm)"

Looked 6ft3-4 aswell in Cliffhanger with Stallone when both men were in their late 40s.
Under 6ft4 with Denzel Washington in Pelican Brief aswell.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Aug/13
Great Actor, looked very tall in Third Rock. 6'4 seems good.
James said on 20/Jun/13
I recently saw John Lithgow at LAX. He's still a solid 6'4." We are the exact same height and I'm 6'3.5" straight out of bed without straining for added size. I played hoops in college and was listed as 6'5," which is roughly where I am with basketball shoes. My guess is that Lithgow was 6'5," or more, at his peak. He's one of those guys who has zero to gain from overstating his height. In fact, I think that being 6'4" or more might be a hindrance in the acting world. This sized guy will rarely get a shot at supporting roles with short leading men like Tom Cruise. No one likes to be dwarfed, especially on camera for all to see. This is an awesome website!

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