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John Ritter's Height was 5ft 11in (180 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles on TV shows like 8 Simple Rules, Three's Company and The Waltons.

How tall is John Ritter
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Oanh said on 14/Feb/16
I always thought John wasn't quite 6'0. I think 5'11" is right.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Nov/15
Danimal said on 14/Sep/15
John and 5'11" Jim Belushi in 1986/1987:

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Belushi and Ritter could both have measured a fraction over 5ft11...
bodwaya said on 30/Oct/15
Dont know when people officially shrink a bit.
Len said on 30/Oct/15
He's officially listed at 5'11" elsewhere. Looked it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Oct/15
Rob, do you think he may have lost height in his 40's-50's?
[Editor Rob: late 40's maybe, but I doubt much really noticeable.]
bodwaya said on 16/Sep/15
is it possible he shrunk and he was just short of 5 foot 11 mark before he passed.
bodwaya said on 15/Sep/15
daniel same height right
bodwaya said on 15/Sep/15
Rob has daly as 6 foot maybe he shrunk since. then. Ritter does slouch alot which maybe why he appear shorter then 5 foot 11 donald faison. I think before he died he was 5 foot 10 barefoot. He doeernt seem that much taller then kathy segal
Danimal said on 14/Sep/15
John and 5'11" Jim Belushi in 1986/1987:

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/15
Tim Daly is 6ft
bodwaya said on 12/Sep/15
he was same height wiht jim beliushi
C said on 11/Sep/15

In his scene with Tim Daly, Tim Daly is wearing shoes and Ritter is only wearing socks. And Tim Daly is 6'1''. Plus, Ritter is slouching throughout the episode. I think Ritter was 6 feet tall in his prime.
bodwaya said on 7/Sep/15
rob when he guest starred on scrubs he was short then donald faison who u claim is 5 foot 11. he was 53 at the time so maybe he shrinking an inch . In news radio epsidoe he guest started he towerd over everyone including tallest of the cast 5 foot 10.5 andy dick. he was 47 then maybe he didnt shrink yet. But i think think back then maybe i was wrong he was 6 f00t 1 then here is video link Click Here BUt then there episode of wings he guest on when he was more then inch short then 6 foot tim daly its hard to telll sometimes Click Here
[Editor Rob: his height can vary a bit, maybe at times his posture was a bit loose and that's why he could look weak 5ft 11.]
C said on 29/Aug/15
He looked 6 feet tall on "Three's Company", "Three's A Crowd", and "Hooperman." Not sure how tall he was after that.
bodwaya said on 27/Jul/15
he is a good actor rob i loved 3s company but was 8 simple rules that popular in its time before he died it seemed it got more publicty when he passed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/15
I take your point, Rob.

Still, cool photo huh?
[Editor Rob: yeah, John was a good actor, with Jenny rewatching waltons I remember him popping up now and again in it.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/15
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Rare pic with Alec Baldwin not long before his passing. He's obviously hunched but proportionally he looks like he'd be about the same.

Rob, what do you make this finding?
[Editor Rob: it's a bit hard to conclude from a photo like that.]
bodwaya said on 16/Jun/15
rob is it possible he was 5 foot 10 barefoot. because he he was taller then some of the tall actress in threes company yet he was always towered by 6 footers.
[Editor Rob: was he that short, I'm not sure on it!]
Steve said on 7/Jun/15
I think he was no more than 5'10".
Marcus said on 5/Jun/15
Ritter's appearances on "The Waltons" and "Three's Company", showed that he was exactly 5'11".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Nov/14
Looked more 5ft10-5ft11 range in the Problem Child movies & 8 Simple Rules. Wasn't much taller than Katy Sagal (maybe 1in). Strong 5ft11 at least in Three's Company for sure, though.
jp said on 2/Sep/14
Many scenes in 3's company he and Larry look at par and Larry is 5'9.5"
MrTBlack said on 6/May/14
In either Problem Child 1 or 2 don't remember which one, he was described as "6 feet tall".
So he was nothing over that for sure.
Lorne said on 18/Jan/14
He was 181cm, I' used to watch three's company too:) He could look tallish, but 181 is fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/14
Rob, is a fraction over 5ft11 for John possible?

I saw an episode of Three's Company and he does look tallish. Hilarious show.
[Editor Rob: not impossible]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Oct/13
"John Ritter height: 5ft 11.5in (182cm)"

Looked it in Threes Company
Lorne said on 27/May/13
181cm peak. Wasn't much shorter than Chris Meloni
penguinboy25 said on 29/Mar/13
Looks 5'11 flat next to Duchovny
karatchris said on 25/Feb/13
On an episode of Three's Company, he said he was 6 ft 1 inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/12
I think 5ft11.25(181cm) could have been closer, quite possibly even 182cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/12
In his last movie, Bad Santa he looked 2in shorter than Bernie Mac. If Mac was 6ft2.5(189cm) then Ritter looked closer to 6ft1.
bodwaya said on 27/Aug/12
was eye level with 6 foot braff on scrubs
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/12
Looked 5ft11-6ft on Three's Company.
Very funny guy and sorely missed.
repoob said on 28/Aug/07
I met Mr. Ritter a year before his death. He was an even six feet.
Anthony said on 21/Aug/07
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought Ritter was a legit 6'1.
glenn said on 21/Aug/07
he was 5-10.
Viper said on 20/Aug/07
I thought he looked 6-1 as well.
derek said on 20/Aug/07
Wow this is crazy I always thought he was a legit 6'1.... I mean he stated that for his height countless times on Threes Company and I thought he always looked it.
dmeyer said on 17/Aug/07
rob frank2 mentioned here that duchovny is just under 6'1 like 6'0.5 o 60.75 you should upgreat him 0.25 in aleast i met the guy 6'0.25 is too low 6'0.5 is possible
stewy said on 17/Aug/07
I recently saw an old episode of "Three's Company" where John Larroquette guest starred as a cop. Ritter was approximately 4 inches shorter than Larroquette. So I'd say 6 feet in the 70s, shorter later.
Mr. N said on 23/Jul/07
He said he was 6'1" on Three's Company and he didn't lie by much. When he was young he could've been 6'1" but at least 6 feet even. He probably did shrink quite a bit later in life but I find it hard to believe he was ever shorter than 5'10".
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/07
I saw John at an Actor's Fund Benefit in LA. We spoke for a few minutes. He was barely 5-10. He had definitely lost some height from his Three's Company Days.
me said on 20/Jun/07
I dont see how he would be shorter than 5-10. I'd say that 5-11 is good and he would be 6-0 with shoes. He may have been shorter just before his death but that doesnt really matter.
Mr. R said on 10/Jun/07
He was just about 5-10 when I saw him just before his death.
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/07
Katey Segal in heels was clearly shorter than him. He can't be sub 5-11 unlease she's sub 5-9
supes78 said on 21/Apr/07
I've been a fan of John Ritter for years and he's never struck me as being more than 5'10" tall. In this pic, if David Duchovny is only around 6ft, then Ritter can't be 5'11" tall.
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Glenn said on 3/Dec/06
Always seemed 5-10 to me whenever I saw him.
Paul said on 3/Dec/06
Did look 5-11 beside 6-1 Zach Braff in Scrubs. When he was younger he always seemed this tall.
Amit Mehta said on 20/Nov/06
I think john was just about five him with Jeffery Tumbor who is six foot ....look how shorter he looks standing next to him !!!!!!!! and even Mr. Angelino ...
muta said on 6/May/06
John Ritter was 5'11" or 6'0". He appeared to be slightly taller than James Belushi in Real Men. I usually see him listed as 6'1" but I never heard him say how tall he was other than him saying he was 6'1" in Three's Company and that doesn't mean anything, it's televison.

[Editor Rob: I think it might be possible he lost some height...

a 6ft listing can also be found in 1979 book tvss: 6ft and 180lbs]
Mr. R said on 18/Apr/06
I saw him shortly before his death. He was not quite 5-10.
Frank2 said on 18/Apr/06
Ritter was just a tick shorter than me and I'm 5'11". Duchovney is over six feet, probably close to 6'1". I've worked with both men, stood and talked with them. Had Ritter stopped smoking way back, he'd still be alive today.
Stanley said on 17/Apr/06
Are you guys jealous of people taller than you?
I believe John Ritter could have been 5'11 in stocking feet, but I'm not buying the 5'9.5 crap! Common sense can show you he was taller than that!
Don Knotts was 5'8, I guess you're gonna say Don shrunk to 5'0 right!
phil said on 17/Mar/06
When Jenilee Harrison played Cindy Snow on Three's Company, you could clearly see that she was not more than an inch shorter than John Ritter and she almost always wore flats. In the few scenes where she did have heels on, she was taller than Ritter. 5'11" for Ritter seems right.
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
Yet he was about 5'10 1/2 at the most. I worked as a exec when he worked on several TV series at 20th Century Fox Television and I stood next to him and he was slightly shorter than me. But what the hell do I know?
guyfrommars said on 7/Mar/06
In the movie "Stay Tuned" when Ritter is playing Clint Eastwood's character in a spoof of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" the coffin-maker measures him and says: "6-feet, maybe 6'1".
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
Nonsense. Ritter was slightly over 5-10. And yes, believe it or not, I worked with him too!
Anonymous said on 28/Dec/05
John Ritter was 6'2.
C said on 8/Oct/05
I distinctly remember a Three's Company episode where Jack Tripper says that he's 6'1''. I always thought this was slight exaggeration to fit the character's playboy image. I think that Ritter was an even 6 feet in his Three's Company years but I think that he had dropped to about 5'10'' at the time of his death.
mcfan said on 19/Sep/05
John Ritter clearly shrunk from his earlier days. He was very close to 6ft at one time. He looked 1-1.5 inches shorter in his later years.
Anonymous said on 19/Mar/05
John's son, Jason, is also 5'9" so he took after his late old man in height.
Mr. R said on 12/Mar/05
I met John Ritter two years ago at the Actor's Fund benefit. I was at least two inches taller than him. At the time of his death, he was not above 5'9.5"

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