Kevin Bacon's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films like Footloose, Tremors, X-Men:First Class, A Few Good Men, Mystic River, Apollo 13, Flatliners, Hollow Man, She's Having a Baby, Diner and the TV series The Following.
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 9.66in (176.9cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Oct/16
I thought Kevin Bacon was at least 5ft11 and as I have ownership of 10 of his films and seen far more than that, I feel that my estimates don't seem to account for much! I've come to the conclusion that my eye is NOT a trained one!
Anyway, what with Kevin in so many adverts at the moment, I have noticed that he is very lean, hence the likelihood of being fooled is greater. I am sure he was more muscly for his part in 'Hollow Man' than he is in the skin-tight red outfit he wears in his latest ad!
I rate him as an actor and was very impressed when I saw him play guitar and sing with his brother some years back. They were introduced as 'The Bacon Brothers!'
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/16
@Dmeyer: He also said that Sean Penn was 5ft6-7 so you'd be wise to take any of his estimates with a strong pinch of salt.
But I do think he could look 179-80cm range in the 80's-90's. Not much shorter than Alec Baldwin in She's Having A Baby
Dmeyer said on 9/Oct/16
Old comment frank2 says 5 ft 11 so i think not less than 179cm peak
said on 25/Aug/16
Not the best photo but he really does tower oven Kevin.
said on 10/Jun/16
Hey Rob, do you think of Bacon as a legit 5'10 guy in the afternoon or maybe an almost 5'10 one?
Editor Rob: generally I used to think of him as a typical 5ft 10 guy and hold that mark most of the day...I wouldn't have thought he lost any noticeable height by 50, looked in decent shape.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/16
Looked a strong 5ft10 for most of his career.
MJKoP said on 12/Apr/16
Definitely five foot eleven at at least one point during his life.
Dmeyer said on 23/Feb/16
To me bacon looks near enaugh 5'10,5-11 peak And could be 5'10,25 now frank2 said 5'11 hé was pretty good , also from distance hé said Sean penn apeared 5'6-7in i saw that to
ShortRussianDude said on 22/Feb/16
6'1 for Kevin Bacon is crazy the last film I Saw him in was the Woodsman and he looked 3.5 - 4 inches shorter than Benjamin bratt.
his definitely somewhere around 5 ft 10...both 5 ft 9.75 and 5 ft 10.25 wouldn't shock me.
Sportysam said on 25/Nov/15
I went to the Emmys back in September 2010 and was standing next to him for a couple of minutes. He's very very thin I would say no taller than 5 "9 or a little under that.
Goose said on 1/Nov/15
Either I'm really off or most first hand account posters on this sight are dead wrong. He was a weak 6'1 when I saw him on 5th Ave....
6 degrees of bacon said on 13/Aug/15
Ed kline your mental trying so hard to convince strangers. Bacon is betweein 5'9" and 5"10" with or without shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
I'd have thought a strong 5ft10 range when watching Mystic River. Easily 2in on Penn if not a bit more.
Ed Kline said on 8/May/15
Danimal, that's about what two inches looks like through the face. Cruise's eyes are well above Bacon's mouth. Even if you give Bacon credit for a much bigger forehead, that's just gonna add a half inch at most. 5'10 vs 5'7.5 at worst for Cruise, if Bacon is really 5'10, and their footwear is even and their postures are even.
There are just so many variables that go into any one picture, not een think about the fat that some people have more variance in their relaxed posture than when they stand straight up. ( e.g. my nice is about %'5 1/2 relaxed and 5'7 1/2 standing as straight as she ca, and my daughter is 5'6 1/4 relaxed, and 5'7 1/4 standing straight. My niece has lourdosis, and a very flexible back).
amigranny said on 19/Mar/15
His head makes him look taller and also being so thin.
Greg said on 6/Mar/15
He's 5ft 11, same height as me. Saw him on set of the Following.
said on 28/Jan/15
Rob, Kevin had way more than 2" on Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men.
That's minimum 3" (look at the top of their heads). Cruise is under 5'7" as I've been saying for years.
And another pic of 5'10" Kevin Bacon and Cruise.
Johan said on 2/Jan/15
I believe this guy is 5'11, I've been lucky to walk passed him back in 2009 and he's taller than me, I'm 5'10 (1.78m)
Vibram said on 19/Dec/14
177cm. Possibly 178cm 10-15-25 years ago.
Rhonda said on 15/Oct/14
He has been estimated between 5ft8-6ft1 in comments. The mean of that would be 5ft10.5", the picture of Jamie Oliver and him he looks a little taller, I've heard Jamie Oliver say he was 5ft10.
said on 19/Aug/14
Very often on The Following he appeared 2-3in shorter than 5'11 Shawn Ashmore. Not saying Kevin is 5'8-9, as there may have been thicker footwear on Shawn and some crafty camera-work involved, but I do think 5'9.5 / 5'9.75 is more believable for Kevin. He can look closer to Shawn in some premiere-pics, but then he's the one having a footwear advantage. His hair also helps.
And Rob would you please have another look at James Purefoy, surely 6'1 is a bit much for him?
said on 17/Jul/14
Rob 177cm possible today?
[Editor Rob: I still think he can pass for 5ft 10, but then being a 1/4 inch or so under isn't impossible today]
said on 5/Jul/14
How much do you think Kevin weighs rob? He's in good shape for his age.
[Editor Rob: could be near 160s]
the shredder said on 31/May/14
Look good 2 inches shorter than Jimmy Fallon earlier . 5 '9 .
MaskDeMasque said on 12/May/14
Looks about two inches taller than cruise in a few good men. 5'10 is fair.
Yazz said on 23/Apr/14
It really is hard to see him at 5'8 in Friday the 13th. He was at his leanest there.
Now 5'9 is mayyybe a possibility.
said on 25/Mar/14
173, could be Rob?
[Editor Rob: I can't really see him being that short]
Bubba said on 22/Mar/14
@MD Those boots give at least an inch and Ian is also closer to the camera. On top of that it's not a proper camera angle to compare height with.
said on 11/Mar/14
I'm having a hard time with this listing. Here he is with 5'9"(ish) Iam Somerhalder:
And, here are Somerhalder's boots, which are rather regular looking:
Even if we are to entertain Kevin is in flat shoes (and I don't see any reason to just assume that, but let's just for the scenario), it would seem that had Ian straightened up, we'd be talking a more than an inch difference. I don't see a full 5'10" in any kind of scenario in these pictures, but since we can't see his footwear, this can't be good evidence.
Lorne said on 23/Feb/14
I think 5ft10.25 would be closer; actually I thought the 179cm was believable but he is slender which can make him appear taller. But I do think he's a solid 5'10; Look at him with Michael Fassbender who is listed at 5'11, but is likely a fraction under, and also he is comfortably taller than Charlize Theron; actually if I recall they we're barefoot, and he looked 2cm taller! And he was 2.5in taller than Cruise. He definently pulled off 179cm at times, I give him 5ft10.25...
said on 22/Feb/14
Kevin Bacon 5'10
Jamie Oliver 5'9.75
DjocE said on 12/Feb/14
it's incredible how some people want absolutely reduced the size of some personality when you watch "the following" next to james purefoy, Kevin Bacon look absolutely 5'10, No offense to liars.
HN said on 18/Jan/14
I've met him at a party in CT. Talked for a while. He is 5'9" max, probably 5'8 1/2". I'm watching Stir of Echos now, and you notice that they don't cast any tall guys with him and many of the women are as tall as the guys. The one tall guy in a scene was carrying a kid and was stooped over, obvious direction. Real regular guy, very normal, not 5'10".
191 guy said on 30/Nov/13
watch picture perfect, he looked a little shorter than 5'9 Jay mohr.
DjocE said on 22/Nov/13
Mr R stops constantly saying for several years that Kevin Bacon 5'8 or 5'8 .5 this is stupid, just see him next to Gary Oldman, Senn Penn, Matt Dillon and Josh Brolin to find he is 5'10 can be a bit more might be a little less but the reality is 5'10. So stop saying bullsh ...
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/13
He looks 5 ft 11 next to Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men. Minimum 3 inches.
183CM said on 24/Oct/13
In Mystic River he is 1 inch taller than Sean Penn, no more. And even if Sean was using lifts, that would make Bacon 5'9
Mr. R said on 18/Oct/13
kevin is 5-8.5 I met him at a screening of a film. This is a case of the camera giving off the appearance of taller height.
Soupeman said on 17/Oct/13
i literally bumped into bacon once. he seemed tallish like minimum 180 cm i would say inbetween 180 cm and 182 cm in shoes/boots didn't notice the footwear but it was winther and he might have had boots on.
lelman said on 17/Oct/13
@goose Either he's wearing huge lifts, or you're not 5'10". There's no way in hell he's any taller than 5'10".
goose said on 18/Sep/13
Waaaaaaaayyyyyyy off on this one. I've seen him in NYC numerous times and he is tall. I'm 5'10 and he had me by 3 inches but I will admit I didn't see his shoes but from all accounts is a very down-to-earth guy so I doubt he wears lifts.
183CM said on 17/Sep/13
He is not 2 inches taller than Sean Penn in Mistyc River. And Penn is not 5'8, he is 5'7...
Bacon must be 5'9
Viper said on 23/Aug/13
jackie says on 15/Jun/12
5'10!? I though he was like 5'8! He looks short in footloose
yep, he does look closer to 5'8 in Footloose
Viper said on 23/Aug/13
Hes really, really hard to pin down. I mean physically he looks like a 5'10 guy in Friday the 13th, being as lean as he was in that movie.
But other times I think his real height is 5'8 range, from what Mr R saw.
Uncle Bechu said on 19/Aug/13
He looks max 176cm-177cm in the final scene of X-Men First Class with 180cm Fassbender.
Lorne??? said on 13/Aug/13
He was taller than Charlize Theron, and five foot nine faith hill. I thought 179cm was fine, so maybe 5ft10.25?
Arch Stanton said on 24/Jul/13
Spot on I'd say. He had 2 inches on Sean Penn in Mystic River, who I have at just about 5'8", at worst 172cm.
Knette L said on 8/Apr/13
I seen the photo of the guy, who co-stars on the following with Kevin bacon Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Bacon is still taller,than that guy, even if he's not even standing up straight. He is taller than 5 foot 10 or six foot, I do not know where some had came up with 5 foot 10 as the man's height and you can clearly see is taller than that. And in the other photo he's the tallest one in the group of the x man cast.
Giles Du Croix said on 15/Mar/13
Guttenberg seems to be a lot taller than Bacon in The Diner, and they are both listed as 5' 10.5" How can this be?
Sam said on 15/Mar/13
I think he is around as listed. Looked to be the same mark as Michael Fassbender on screen but in premiere pictures Fassbender seems to have a cm's advantage or so.
Giles Du Croix said on 11/Mar/13
Chowder26 said on 24/Feb/13
Saw him around Union Square NYC area from 98' to 2002. I'm 5'10 and he looked at least 6'1 to me.
TonyV said on 24/Feb/13
I think I saw him (or someone extremely similar) in the New York Subway (which he himself admitted he rides on an almost daily basis). He was the same height as me (5'10), at least at first glance (didn't have much time to examine it though).
said on 26/Jan/13
I'd say a weak 5'10'' compared to his other 5'11'' X-Men co-stars, Michael Fassbender and Shawn Ashmore.
Silent d said on 16/Jan/13
179cm is fine unlike those crazy 5 foot 8 rumours.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Nov/12
Body fat under 10% for sure.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Nov/12
He's one of those actors who are difficult to guess. His build and gaunt features can give different impressions at times. I think he looked 5 ft 11 in River Wild but on other occasions he can seem a scrawny 5 ft 9 guy.
MaskDeMasque said on 21/Oct/12
I've always seen him as 5'10. Maybe he is 5'10.5 if he stood up properly.
Silent d said on 1/Oct/12
If he is 174cm than brad pitt would be 172cm according to someone who said he was taller than pitt. That would make charlize theron 172cm. It doesn't work out. 179cm.
mcfan said on 14/Aug/12
If Lori Singer is 5'10, then Kevin is her height or just slightly over. If Tom Cruise is about 5'8, then Kevin Bacon is just over 2.5 inches taller. Look at A Few Good Men.
jackie said on 15/Jun/12
5'10!? I though he was like 5'8! He looks short in footloose
SIlent d said on 25/Jan/12
Sorry i believe you but i choose not to believe you. I guess i have to see him for myself. 179cm. I doubt cruise is 165cm. Someone said he is taller than brad pitt.
Mr. R said on 14/Jan/12
Sorry, Silent d, he is 5-8.5 I know he looks taller, but he is not. Everyone around us could not believe how short he was.
Again guys, pictures do not tell true stories. You cannot always see the feet and shoes, and sometimes the floor is not even. Just like Rob, I give you my eyewitness accounts when I stand next to these celebs. I do not intentionally downgrade. If you notice, the folks that I have disagreed with Rob about are folks that he has not seen in person.
Silent d said on 12/Jan/12
He is honest and cool. Don't really care about his height but 179cm is reasonable. Rob did he say how tall he was? Mr R you are out of your mind.
ACG said on 22/Dec/11
Then we should start planning your funeral, Mr. R. You can claim that height as much as you want, just like I can insist that the moon is made of green cheese.
There's not one single photograph or video where Kevin Bacon looks even close to as short as you're saying he is. Additionally, out of all the in-person encounters I've read, you are the only who "saw" him at 5'8.5".
I think I'll take visual proof and the word of the overwhelming majority over someone who: A) Doesn't supply any evidence B) Happens to frequently give other celebs lower estimates than everyone else does, including a guy who actually had his pictures taken next to 99% of the listed names here, therefore providing hard proof to substantiate his written anecdotes.
Mr. R said on 22/Dec/11
This is one that I will fight to the death on. He was just over 5-8. I stood next to him at a movie screening.
Silent d said on 16/Nov/11
I never doubted his height. In hollowman he looked 179cm. In x men first class he looked 179cm. He always looked tall. 5 foot 8.5 is an outrageous claim by Mr. R. In trapped he looked 179cm. 179cm. End of story!
LAN Jiao said on 21/Oct/11
in SUPER along 187cm rainn wilson bacon look 5'9 without heel boots. he is 5'9.25 at best. in stir of echoes he had big heel boots look 6'0 in it.
LAN Jiao said on 16/Oct/11
I ask hotdog he say bacon is 176cm.. nah.. 176.5cm max
ray181cm said on 1/Oct/11
He does look 5'11 tall in stir of echoes and mistic river.
LAN Jiao said on 29/Sep/11
what i see bacon looks 5'9.25(176). also possible 5'9.5(177)
nybruin said on 20/Sep/11
saw him on the Hi-Line last year... appeared approx. 5'9", but he's skinny so 5'10" is possible... nothing more though. I'm 6'3.5" and I towered over him.
L said on 19/Sep/11
nothing under 5'10 nothing over 5'11
Danimal said on 18/Sep/11
Mr. R says on 18/Sep/11
kevin fools most people. He is 5-8.5. Stood next to he and Kyra at movie premiere. Believe it.
What does that make Tom Cruise in a Few Good Men then? 5'3"?
LUCOSO said on 18/Sep/11
wow he is that short in that case how tall is pitt for real
Mr. R said on 18/Sep/11
kevin fools most people. He is 5-8.5. Stood next to he and Kyra at movie premiere. Believe it.
LUCOSO said on 15/Sep/11
pitt is fun,he think people don´t realize he wears heels.one day he is the sane height as tarantino in others the shorter than kevin bacon with is 178 tops
Legend said on 15/Aug/11
He's 5'10 max
Lisa said on 11/Aug/11
I met him once a few years ago, and I'm 5'10, and we appeared to be about the same height, he may have been about .5 inch taller than me, but definately not shorter.
tell-em said on 20/Jul/11
Red said on 19/Jul/11
tell-em said on 19/Jul/11
looked 5'10" next to meryl streep in river wild. but he had the shoe advantage over her. he was also a bit shorter than 5'10" matt dillon in wild things. i'd say hes 5'9.5"
TruebloodFan said on 18/Jul/11
strong 5ft10 in 'Death Sentence'. outstanding actor.
Dan said on 8/Jun/11
Kevin Bacon is maybe 5' 9" max. He was just on Leno-5' 11", and he's got to be at least 2 inches shorter than Jay.
Quan said on 4/Jun/11
He looked a lot taller in xmen to me, I would've guessed 6 ft. He has good proportions.
Byron T. said on 30/May/11
Michael Fassbender has two inches on him, so he's a solid 5'9.''
jake said on 14/May/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/11
178cm or 5"10 is on the ball
Theverve said on 13/Mar/11
Bacon is five ten
Reid Rothschild said on 6/Jan/11
My buddy who is 5'9" laughed his ass off when he met him. Bacon is 5'7" if he's lucky. Cruise is about 5'5".
kevin said on 24/Nov/10
in american diner hes an inch smaller than rourke and guttenberg edges him out by an half inch. id say 177-178cm for bacon.
dmeyer said on 10/Oct/07
could have been 1 cm more 15 years ago so 5'10.5 looks about 3.25 in on cruise cruise is 5'7 flat also bacon looks 3 in om penn that my 5'7 for penn
dmeyer said on 10/Oct/07
rob are you sure he is that small since he looked 3.5 in taller than cruise in low cut sneakers he is gotta be 5'10.5 or cruise is 5'6.5
Franco said on 30/Sep/07
Kevin = the worst posture in hollywood
i watched hollow man and stir of echoes and seen him once in Italy.
should he stand straight he can look 181-182cm in shoes this make him 177-178cm barefoot max.
he got the built of a 177-178cm guy than 179-180cm.
KT said on 16/Sep/07
He looked barely shorter than Laurence Fishburne in Mystic River and a bit taller than Charlize Theron (who is about 5'10) in the movie "Trapped".
I think Kevin bacon is 5'11
Adam Brennon said on 29/Aug/07
Looks 5' 9" in "Hollow Man" and 5' 11" in "Mystic River".
MHouillon said on 15/Aug/07
Yeah, more 179cm than 178cm.
Joe said on 11/Aug/07
Terrible posture as Glenn said so he can look shorter but he's definitely 5-10 minimum. I'd say 5-10 and a half is correct.
Adam Brennon said on 10/Aug/07
He looks like an ordinary, neither short nor tall man. 5'10" seems right.
said on 31/Jul/07
with 5'11 campbell scott
glenn said on 22/Jul/07
exactly lt.thank you.
l.t said on 21/Jul/07
I saw Kevin Bacon in nyc with some guy and I will agree to 5'11" can't be much less
timber said on 2/Jul/07
Viper, the 3/Dec/06 post says he has even been referred to as 5-8 in print...but I agree, he's never looked it.
glenn said on 1/Jul/07
he is 5-11.looks slightly under 5-10 with a slouch.5-10 is the minimum period.
Viper said on 30/Jun/07
This 5-8 stuff is intriguing. Hes never looked that short though.
Annon said on 30/Jun/07
OK... I really know. He's about 5-8. I worked out next to him at a gym when he was on vacation and he was eye to eye with me (I'm 5-8 in my tennies). He actually seemed a little shorter than me (probably because he's so tiny).
MD said on 21/Apr/07
He was on The Tonight Show (April 20/21), and was exactly as tall as Jay, who's given 5'11", here. I still think Jay is 5'10", so he's either 5'10" or 5'11" lol
jamaican trudy said on 29/Mar/07
i just saw kevin bacon on walking north on w. broadway in a suit looking very much in a rush. i am 182 cm and was looking down on him. kevin bacon is, in my best estimate, 5''9 tops. on top of this, i was wearing sandals and he was wearing dress shoes (w/ his suit).
glenn said on 22/Mar/07
he is 5-11.i also said that.
dmeyer said on 20/Mar/07
if frank2 say 5'11 then he might be since he is accurate for people 5'10 to 6'1
Viper said on 17/Jan/07
I pretty much agree with that Glenn.
Glenn said on 17/Jan/07
Yes,he can look as tall as 5-11.as small as 5-10.
Anon said on 17/Jan/07
I saw him while he was picking up his daughter at school. He was wearing boots, I'd say he's about 5-11 (definitely below 6 foot). He actually surprised me with his height, but it could be his skinny frame and the fact that he was surrounded by young schoolgirls. Now, if we can only pin down his exact height, then all of Hollywood would be revealed!
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
And this pic was taken in front of and open tour bus door in the curb.so Im on the street,now that I think of it. maybe he is too.or a few inches in the gutter.
Glenn said on 3/Dec/06
Again,he is over 5-10.he might be in the gutter in this shot.
Anthony said on 3/Dec/06
I agree, Glenn, looking at him with you and other people he's more 5'10-5'11. But he does have that slim, wiry look that makes him appear taller.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 8 has been mentioned in the past for Bacon, in print 12 years ago.
1994 Charlotte Observer, "But he says his hardest task was helping the 5-foot-8 Bacon" with reference to a basketball movie.]
anonymous2 said on 2/Dec/06
The pic appears to jibe with Mr. Rs estimate of 5'8 to 5'9. Bacon is slouching, but Glenn is also leaning in slightly. If they were both standing straight, I think Bacon would only have an inch max on Glenn.
Glenn said on 2/Dec/06
6-1? I know people who arnt in my field that met him and say he is short.strange.I think he is 5-10.5.
Glenn said on 1/Dec/06
Lots seem shocking when it comes to height.Sly,Arnie,DMX,etc.
Viper652 said on 30/Nov/06
The guy always looked bare minimum 5-10 to me. The 5-8 estimates are shocking.
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
He can look 5-11.he is no smaller than 5-10.
Aussie Bloke said on 24/Nov/06
C'mon, he is about the same height as Glenn, maybe an inch taller, so how can he be 5ft10? he has gotta be 5ft9 at the very max, possibly 5ft8
Glenn said on 14/Nov/06
Always seemed near 5-11 to me.
Franco said on 30/Oct/06
Kevin Bacon is 5.8.5 there's no getting around it! he used to be 5.10 indeed but must've lost an inch or so thanks to aging.
100% sure he is NOW 5'8.5 i saw him at the festival in Italy he was a guest, looked 5'10 with shoes on most probably includes lifts, i stood almost shoulder to shoulder, his posture wasn't slouching while standing straight but i agree he does slouch.
1.74cm is his true height and i ask you to please downgrade the 5.10 because is completely out, if anything at least put him at 5'9 that's the tops he is now! trust me.
Josh said on 28/Aug/06
Yeah I agree with Glenn 5-10.5
Glenn said on 3/Aug/06
He is about 5-10.5 actually.
Viper652 said on 2/Aug/06
He sure does look 5-10, but Mr. R and the other guys sighting of 5-8 has me unsure.
Josh said on 16/Jul/06
Well in those pics with Rachel he looks 5'11
The Horse of FUNK said on 7/May/06
"5'10 3/16 - no taller"
Now that's getting a little carried away...
Whatever, Bacon had some good inches over his 5'9 Tremors co-star Fred Ward. I'd say he's probably 5'11. Maybe a little taller, wouldn't be suprised.
Leung said on 4/Apr/06
Kevin Bacon does appear to be 5'11", however with his poor posture it's easy to understand how some people might mistake him for 5'9"
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
You mean the 2" shitkickers with the extra two inches hidden inside?
D. Ray Morton said on 2/Mar/06
The final scene in "Mystic River" has Sean Penn (in those 2" shitkickers) at about an inch shorter than Bacon.
"Kevin is EXACTLY five eleven"
Did you measure him?
5'10 3/16" - no taller.
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
Kevin is exactly five eleven. I've met him. In the film A Few Good Men he towers over Tom Cruise who for some reason wore normal shoes in that film. Sean Penn is a shrimp. I'd say seeing him from a distance he looked to be only five six, maybe five seven max.
TheMan said on 23/Feb/06
I think it's acutally possible for Bascon to be 5,9 although ive heard himbeing listed as 5,10 everyway.
sam said on 23/Feb/06
Bacon had at least two inches on Sean Penn (probably 2-3 inches) in Mystic River, so if Penn is the 5'8+" that everybody seems to think he is, Bacon may be about 5'10".
Mr. R said on 21/Feb/06
Rob, Rob, why do you persecute me so? H. Fry is telling the truth. I agree that Kevin Bacon LOOKS 5-10, but the truth is he is not even 5-9. When I met he and his wife, I was talking to her, and he was standing directly next to her, not slouching, but looking up, because everyone he was talking to was taller than him!
H. Fry said on 16/Feb/06
Mr. R is totally correct. Ten years ago Kevin Bacon and his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, walked into a restaurant where I was singing, and I went up and shook hands and chatted with them after the show. I was standing two feet away from him, so I can tell you for certain that Kevin is ABSOLUTELY NO TALLER THAN 5'8". I wouldn't be surprised if he isn't even a little shorter than that. I am 5'4", and I felt as if I was looking him at exactly his eye level. He is really a little guy!!! He is thin, slight, short, petite, compact, whatever you wanna call it. A great actor, but a small guy. Not a millimeter above 5'8".
[Editor Rob: well, that's some corroboration for Mr R's belief...
I would never picture bacon as ever wearing dodgy footwear, but in films can never see him looking 5ft 8. I'm still inclined to think that Bacon's slouching may give off a shorter image?]
175cm16andgrowing said on 3/Feb/06
the skinny (even though he weighs a lot more than you'd expect)can look 6' sometimes. If not 6'1''. I guess heels and his slim face make him look that tall. I'd say he'S 5'10'' and he's listed as a 5'10''er so I'm happy :D.
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
he can look 5-11 actually.
Mr. R said on 20/Jan/06
Dear Editor, if you recall, I was the one who said that Kevin Bacon was no taller than 5-9. This pic seems to confirm my sighting, yes?
CoolJ said on 20/Jan/06
Looks to be slouching.. might be 5'9.5-5'10 if he stood up straight
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Jan/06
Pic of Glenn and Kevin up.
J.J.F said on 19/Dec/05
Think Rob is right on this one with 5'10". You can really only judge this guy by his off screen pics...
mcfan said on 26/Nov/05
I originally had him at 5'11, but I would say he is more like 5'10-5'10.5. Chris Penn was taller than him in "Footloose." He has terrible posture, though.
Mr. R said on 30/Aug/05
DjocE, I am in agreement with you that Kevin looks at least 5-10, if not 5-11 on screen. But I stood right next to him, and at 5-11.5, I was clearly more than 2 inches taller. I do think that they give him shoes in his scenes, but that he doesn't do this in his real life. I stand by my 5-8.5 sighting.
DjocE said on 29/Aug/05
I am not agree with you Mr R even if you tell to have seen him. I really think that kevin Bacon's height was near to 5ft10, if we think that gary of oldman height was 5ft10 and I think it too, so kevin bacon is absolutely not 5ft8.5 because in the film " criminal law " kevin is taller than gary oldman 0.5, and I' m sure he doesn' t wear lift.
as Anonymous I think is height is 5ft10.5 (179cm)
Mr. R said on 3/Aug/05
Well Anonymous, again, I stood right next to Kevin Bacon on solid ground at a movie screening. I would never believe him to be under 5-10 myself, but I saw him. He was pretty much the shortest man standing in the lobby, and my 5 foot friend remarked as to how short he was. At his tallest, Kevin Bacon is 5-9, but probably closer to 5'8.5". I stand by my direct eyewitness account.
MHouillon said on 2/Aug/05
There's a pic of Kevin and 5'8.5 Paul Newman. He's towering him clearly. Even if Kevin wears Lifts (which I don't think) (if someone claimes he does, I'd say Paul Newman wears Lifts too) he's not under 5'10 for sure. 5'10-5'11.
Anonymous said on 2/Aug/05
LOL at you, Mr.R. ! Mr. Klaus is right, "everything under 5'10" is totally nonsense." Look at him and his proportions in "Wild things". If he where 5'8.5" and using lifts to look 5'11", his beltline would be in an unnatural height, which isn´t. In fact he´s 5'10.5". Believe it. Only because you know everybody in Holy-shit-wood does not mean, that you can estimate a height of a person standing in front of you quite well. Don't missunderstand me, I don't disrespect you, but your height-estimations quite strange sometimes. Have a nice day everybody.
P.S. Hi, Rob, 5'10.5 (179cm) is realistic for Kevin !!!
McFan said on 20/Jul/05
He looks like at least 5'11 unless he's wearing lifts that he's somehow concealing.
Mr. R said on 5/Jul/05
LOL back at you Mr. Klaus. I saw Kevin last December and stood next to him. I am 5'11.5", and he was at least 2 inches and more shorter than I. My friend, who is 5'1" noted that he was pretty short. Could he have been wearing strange footwear when you met him? Soon, I will buy a digital camera so that I will have physical proof to back up my assertions!
Mr. Klaus said on 5/Jul/05
Lol Mr. R when I saw Kevin Bacon two years ago, he looked 5'11, I'm 6'1" and Bacon wasn't much shorter than me, 5'10"what he is listed here is possibe, but under it is tottaly nonsense.
[Editor Rob: the best estimate is if you are 1 foot from bacon...I've no idea how far you or Mr R was away from him]
Mr. R said on 5/Jul/05
I said it before, and I'll say it again: I met Kevin last year, and he is about 5'8.5". I know he does not look like this on screen, but I saw him on level ground with regular heeled shoes.
Drew said on 3/Jul/05
I recently saw him on Will and Grace and he was exactly as tall as Sean Hayes (actor playing Jack), who's 5'11".
Ball-A-Hallic said on 2/Jun/05
Damn I always thought Bacon was like 6'2 or 6'3 b-cause he's so thin and wirery I never noticed him being 5'10 but I guesse since hes so thin that makes him look tall.
Mr. R said on 26/Apr/05
I said it before, and I'll say it again. I met Kevin last year on level ground, with me in regular heeled shoes, and him in boots. At his tallest he comes close to 5-9, but he is no taller than 5-8.5.
who? said on 10/Apr/05
to the editor: I don''t know if I had put my name on the last message, where I said that Lori Singer could be 6', and about dat Gena Davis downgraded herself once..but anyway, please put it on the comments-sectiuon and here that Cool can read it, thanks.
Who? said on 10/Apr/05
Oke, but that doesn't prove he is under 5.10.. Maybe Lori Singer is 6', and downgrades herself, I'm not saying that it is so, but I know Geena six foot davis did it by two inches one time... But maybe Bacon grew a little after 1984 (not likely??) and has schrunk now a bit...
I must see that movie again...
Lmeister said on 22/Mar/05
Hell that Bacon...His height varies so much maybe 'cause of slouching, camera angles, lifts?...whatever...
Maybe these pics will help to determine his height. Now I really started doubting him being 5'10''...
J. said on 22/Mar/05
What do you know?! Aging movie stars and rap stars boost their height alike! :-) Kevin Bacon? 6'0"? That's funny. He's somewhere from an even 5'8" or maybe CLOSE to 5'10". He and Wycelf are the same height. I'll try to post some pictures of those two. Also, he's extremely thin and lanky which makes him seem tall at times.
Mr. R said on 21/Mar/05
Okay Rob, you knew it was coming. I saw Kevin Bacon last November at a screening of The Woodsman. On flat ground, even with spiky hair, Kevin was no taller than 5'8.5". I know its crazy, but my neighbor who was with me would confirm it.