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Johnny Cash's Height is 6ft 1.5in (187 cm)

US Singer. The Man in Black is quoted in an autobiography as saying: "I was down to 160 pounds, maybe 155, and I'm six foot one-and-a-half"
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Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Not sure if linked before, but here's his passport where it lists him as 6'2".
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Micksor said on 24/Nov/14
I saw him in concert in Dublin Ireland , after the show I stood next to him for the same reason I'm 6'1 , he was maybe I inch taller than me .
Sam said on 2/Sep/14
Just re-saw a majority of Walk the Line on TV...despite a passing resemblance, Phoenix is just not physically right for the role due to the size difference, not to mention his vocal range, although I am impressed by his efforts. The Cash character should be an imposing, somewhat lumbering, bass-voiced guy but is not there, Phoenix is clearly a bit under most of the other male actors.
Ian C. said on 13/Apr/14
Well, he sounded tall.
Sam said on 1/Apr/14
Sue, you're just angry about the song Cash sang about you :=) Cash's brother claimed Johnny was 6'3" in the book "I Still Miss Someone". He obviously wasn't quite that tall but Johnny was unusually tall for his family from family photos in Cash books I have, towering over his siblings and father. On the other hand, Johnny looked around an inch shorter than preacher Billy Graham in photos, though whether Graham was 6'2" (as he's commonly listed online) or more than that, I'm not sure.
Sam said on 22/Jul/13
Clearly the tallest in a line-up also including Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. Guessing the other's heights from these photos, Perkins= 6'0.75"; Orbison & Lewis= 5'10.5"-5'11". BTW, everyone's hairstyles but Lewis looks like they're wearing a dead animal on their head...
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Steve said on 30/May/13
He was big. I'm 6'0", and I met him in a bar and he was at least 6'1" or 6'2". And he was big as well as tall. He went at least 230, and probably 260
Steve said on 30/May/13
He was big. I'm 6'0", and I met him in a bar and he was at least 6'1" or 6'2". And he was big as well as tall. He went at least 230, and probably 260
SaimoN said on 20/Jan/13
@jms yeah I had to look that up, but found yet another picture of another driver's licences of his, with "Tenessee" markings. There Johnny's listed height is not even 6'1" but 6'0"! Something is horribly wrong because I have seen another picture of one of his many driver's licences and it said 6'2" which I find to be the most correct. I have no doubt that Johnny was a true 6'2" man in real life.
jms said on 24/Nov/12
On an episode of Pawn Stars someone sells his license and his listed height is 6' 1"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/12
"height is 6 ft 1.75 in (187cm)"
Claimed 6"1.5 and 6"2 and usually looked both
Sam said on 8/Feb/12
I wouldn't recommend the Johnny Cash "diet" of living off of amphetamines! BTW, I would also mention that Johnny got quite heavy in his post-drug days, probably well north of 200 pounds (230+)
Shaun said on 6/Feb/12
155 pounds at 6'1.5"? I'm struggling to get down to 190!
Anonymous4 said on 27/Sep/07
loves hillbillies: Maybe your dad overestimated his height? :P
Mark said on 19/Sep/07
From the various times I've seen Johnny Cash on TV, he appears more like 5'11 than 6'1".
loves hillbillies said on 24/Aug/07
I think Johnny underestimated his height. I have a picture of my dad and Johnny. It was taken around 1960, before the man in black work boots era -- Johnny dressed like a rockabilly then. My dad was 6'3" and they are the same height. I once asked my dad what kind of shoes Johnny was wearing and daddy said, "plain old black shoes, just like mine".
Hank Snow (Nova Scotia) said on 27/Jun/07
I think Andre looked to be easily 6'2.5" standing next to Eric Clapton in that video on youtube. Maybe even 6'3". Johnny Cash was a big man.
ancient Aztec guy said on 5/May/07
I once saw a picture of Waylon Jenning who I belive is 6'1" Standing next to Johnny.They Looked to be almost the exact same height.Waylon was waering a cowboy hat so it was harder to tell. But I am Afraid I am unable to find it now. He was Likely 6'1.5" or 6'2". I bet he could fight when he was younger. He could probalby fight Gene Simmons (from KISS)no problem.
Roger Field said on 6/Feb/07
I met Johnny Cash with his band about eighteen years ago in the lobby of the Munich Hilton. I showed him my folding electric guitar invention. "I play acoustic' Johnny told me. I told Johnny that I had designed the guitar invention for a mutual friend. "It's sad to see a good man go down!" Johnny said of our mutual friend, I never could figure that one out. I remember Johnny being pretty much the same height as Schwarzenegger and Sean Connery, about 6'2," maybe just a little less. Roger Field
jaaguero said on 5/Feb/07
I think this 6 foot 1.5 is correct, you can check by looking at this video:Click Here , from his show, look at him next to Eric Clapton and Carl Perkins.
MyKat said on 21/Sep/06
I saw Cash a few times in the 70s & 80s and he was much taller than 6' 2", but his boots were very tall. Last time I saw him, his shoes were more normal & more likely 6' 1.5" as he claimed. Besides, we can trust ol' J R !
ancient Aztec Guy said on 3/Sep/06
My Gosh Most sources I have found say Reese Witherspoon was 5'1".I think she`s closer to 4'11" if Joquine Pheonix is only 5'8".By looking at the cover of the Walk the Line DVD I would think that if Joquine Pheonix was standing straighter Reese would come up to the ridge of his nose making Pheonix about 5 inches taller.That`s with her probably 3 inch heels on.Making her no more than 5'0".
Swede said on 28/Aug/06
WALK THE LINE note: Reese Witherspoon is 5'2 (157 cm). Of course Phoenix looks tall.
TR said on 15/Aug/06
I met Johnny Cash at the DFW airport many years ago. I'm 5'11" and
while shaking his hand, I was looking up at him. I noticed he had
boots with probable 2" heels. I would estimate 6'1'min. to 6'2".
frank p said on 5/May/06
I recall Cash on Doctor Quinn Medicne Woman. He did a couple of episodes as a retired gunfighter turned preacher. June Carter was with in it too. He looked like a good sized guy next to the rest of the guy cast, Joe Lando etc.
Ozzy said on 3/Apr/06
Good acting job, but he wouldn't need lifts to appear taller. Movie makers know all the tricks. Reckon you've seen them used in other movies like "The Maltese Falcon" with Humphrey (5'8) Bogart appearing as the tallish Sam Spade, or any Sly movie...
styleforlife said on 14/Mar/06
Phoenix looked in 'Walk the line ' as his own height ..i'm sure he wasn't wearing any lifts..sure it's a little strange because of the huge height difference but Phoenix played the role of Cash perfectly.
MHouillon said on 3/Mar/06
Isn't it weird, that a 173cm guy (Phoenix) plays a 187cm guy (Johnny Cash) ? He must have enormous lifts. But at some point, you can't wear too big lifts, the belt-line would be way too high, your legs would look too long. I think 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) would be the limit. Joaquin would need 14cms, that's almost 6 inches !!!
I'd like to see, how they did it in "Walk the line".
Mikex said on 1/Feb/06
I've seen a phot of Cash standing next to the evangelist Billy Graham and he looked about 2 inches shorter. I think Cash was somewhere in the 6'2'' region so his 6.1.5 inch sounds right. When Cash came on the scene in the 50s 6'2'' was big, probably the equivalent of 6'4'' today in relative terms. He did seem to shrink a bit though, I saw him next to George Bush who is 5'11'' and they were the same height.This maybe because Bush had his Texan cowboy boots on though, transforming him into a 6 footer.
sam said on 20/Nov/05
This is a quote from Johnny's brother Tommy talking about Johnny after he returned from his air-force service at 21: "and there was this giant of a man at six foot two or three, and 225 pounds."

Also, through the Browse All Photos link there is Johnny Cash's passport, on which it says he's 6'2".

I know 6'1.5" sounds solid, but Johnny Cash may have underestimate his own height.

[Editor Rob: towards 2000ish I noticed Cash had a couple of inches in height]

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