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Kevin James Height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

American Actor known for roles in Hitch, I Now Prounounce You Chuck & Larry, and tv show The King of Queens.
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rod said on 19/Apr/15
I saw him on tv recently and he looks like 275 lb.s
Josh said on 21/Mar/15
He's 5'8. I thought 5'10 back when The King of Queens came out. He really holds his own with really tall people. Maybe it's his stocky build.
Silent_D said on 19/Mar/15
5 foot 8. I don't think he is short as 5 foot 6 though.
ray said on 29/Oct/14
How Tall is his brother Gary Valentine( Danny) on King of queens he might be close to 5ft7 at a guess there is no way he is 5'8.

Rob, Have you ever watched King of queens, if so what woukd you guess him?
[Editor Rob: not more than the odd episode over the years]
Anonymous1 said on 13/Sep/14
Super nice guy, I've met him. 5'8 is right on the nose. I'm 6'0.
tankman said on 7/Jul/14
hard to believe that I'm taller than kevin james cuz he really does look taller in movies especially Grown-ups
Ulysses 5'9 said on 21/May/14
Probably because even at 5'8, he still dwarfs the other cast members on King of Queens.
Justin said on 27/Mar/14
Odd, always had him figured as a big man for whatever reason
Mr. R said on 14/Feb/14
I saw him at SONY Pictures once and he is a weak 5-8
count said on 24/Jan/14
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looks 2 inches taller than 5-4 or 5-5 at the most david spade

I would say kevin james is really 5-6 or 5-6 1/2 at the most without shoes
noway said on 24/Jan/14
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he's only an inch taller than 5-4 spade and looks at least 3 inches shorter than 5-9 sandler
Nick said on 14/Nov/13
Doug says hes 5'9 in an episode of king of queens
avi said on 17/Sep/13
would 5'9 be his height in 1.25 sneakers making him possibly 5'7.7? maybe he is 5'7.5 and 5'8.75 in shoes and round to 5'9 could this be possible?
[Editor Rob: I think he is either 5ft 8 or very near it, maybe at times can look under it with his bulky nature/posture]
Cnut the Great said on 3/Sep/13
Just watched an episode of King Of Queens with Bryan Cranston in it (the sackskys next door neighbors)this site has Cranston at 5'10.5"... he has about 3 inches on Doug.
height guy said on 31/Jul/13
Kevin James is 5'7"
Adam said on 29/Jun/13
He says in an episode of Kong of Queens that he is 5'9
The Great One said on 13/Jun/13
I would bet anything Kevin James is 5'7"
Ready2go said on 9/Jun/13
I saw him at Burlington mall he is just about 5'6 minus footwear which gives him around an inch or so but he is a big guy so he looks a little taller.
tru said on 17/May/13
im 5'9 and i met him he looked more than an inch shorter
jimbo said on 16/May/13
there was a photo i saw recently for grown up's 2. was in the celebrity news.
Kevin Spade Adam and Launter..
Kevin is slight shorter then Launter and have him at 174..
I think Kevin is only 171 or 172cm
Jonathan said on 14/May/13
I hate people who use the term "napoleon complex" to describe someone who's short! I hate it because how the hell would anyone know if Napoleon was even short or not because we didn't grow up in his time? Plus Kevin James isn't short, he's anywhere from 5'8 to 5'9! I'd buy 5'8 and a half.
Mike 181 said on 8/May/13
He has claimed 5"9
Most said on 8/May/13
Episode "Fatty McButterpants" Kevin James says he's 5'9.
He finds out that Carrie buys his shirts from a big and Tall store and says
It's not because he is tall, He states 5'9
avi said on 15/Apr/13
i think he is 5'7 something
Ryan W said on 29/Mar/13
I know someone who worked with him in that crappy zookeeper movie he did. They said he is really short, like 5'6" at the most, and has a big Napoleon complex. He would flip out on people on the set all the time. He had one stage hand fired just because he didn't like the way the "taller" guy looked at him. "WHAT THE *** ARE YOU LOOKING AT?!" and demanded he was fired.
MarcusTheSwede said on 17/Feb/13
Something is very strange.
Either Kevin James isnt 173cm OR Bas Rutten(Fighter mix martial arts) isnt 185cm.
I just look at movie: Here comes the boom
And clearly Either Kevin James is taller or Bas Rutten isnt 185cm..
Very strange. They look almost same height. Same shoes and standing next to eachother.
Silent d said on 15/Feb/13
Is deacon taller than vince vaughn? The difference might be an inch. Patton oswald got absolutely towered by ashton kutcher and ted dansen who are about the same height. I watched the dilemma and kevin james is tiny next to vince vaughn. 5 foot 8.
LG69 said on 5/Oct/12
@doorman, are you saying "Deacon" is 6 feet? NO WAY DUDE! Deacon is at least 6'5". Kevin James looks 5'8" even. He doesn't look short even though he's very big/stocky.
Denis said on 29/Sep/12
Well, James is really not 5'8". He looks 5'7" in most of his movies. He is almost a foot shorter than Deacon.
Delta said on 27/Sep/12
Hi guys! Can someone please tell me how tall Deacon Palmer is? In the King of Queens movies, Deacon towers almost a foot over James. And the 6'5" listing for Deacon is also nonsense I guess. He sure must be above that mark.
doorman said on 14/Aug/12
He is BARELY 5'6"...seen him in person many times, says Deacon in 6'5"...he is barely 6" in reality
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
Kevin is closer to 5-7. Saw him at SONY Studios one day.
Joe said on 5/Jun/12
Kevin is a short guy. He is for sure no taller than 5.6 because i met him once and he was in sneakers and my wife who is 5.6 was in flat sandals and she was the same height as him. I'm 5'10 and i towered over him. He is nowhere close to 5.8 that's positive, 5.6 tops.
dec said on 11/Feb/12
5'7, 5'7.5 max. Patton Oswalt is 5'4 at the most.
moss said on 11/Oct/07
Deacon is 6'5 not 6'7, AND Kevin james is 5'8.5, leah remini is 5'3 and jerry stiller is supposedly 5'6 but only looks like 5'4.
Joe Schmoe said on 10/Oct/07
I've seen every episode and pay close attention to heights of people normally. Kevin James, as Doug Heffernan, claims he is 5'9" in one episode and makes a joke about Deacon being 6'5" in another.
Kid-Icarus said on 9/Oct/07
Not Certain if that is his official Myspace but if it is. I would ask him how tall he was when he logs in but he hasn't for a while so it's probably about 5'8" not 5'8 1/2"
Michatte said on 27/Sep/07
Such nonsense! Deacon in King of Queens is 6'6" at least. I'd estimate him as a nearly 6'7" tall man. He not 6'5" and never 6'4"!!!
Darkman said on 23/Sep/07
He's 5'8". His official myspace where he typed in 5'8" on his site says so. If he was 5'8 1/2" he would have probably just put down 5'9"
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Bad Radio said on 14/Sep/07
I still say 5'8.
Morfig said on 4/Sep/07
Kevin James (as Doug Heffernan) is 5'9", Victor Williams (as Deacon Palmer) is 6'6", Leah Remini (as Carrie Heffernan) is 5'3" and Jerry Stiller (as Arthur Spooner) is 5'5".
Pusherman said on 1/Sep/07
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Jon Doe said on 28/Aug/07
Jerry who is 5'6? Coz Jerry Stiller isn't any taller than 5'4.
Caesar said on 11/Aug/07
adam says on 6/Aug/07
met kevin james in 2001 right after 9-11. he is closer to 5-7 than 5'8.5. he is a hefty guy. fat and muscle. i'm 5'11 and towered over him

You can't "tower" over someone at 3-4 inches above, I'm sorry. The superiority complex is ridiculous.
Brah said on 9/Aug/07
Looked about 1 inch (maybe slightly more) shorter than Sandler in Chuck and Larry. This listing is correct.
adam said on 6/Aug/07
met kevin james in 2001 right after 9-11. he is closer to 5-7 than 5'8.5. he is a hefty guy. fat and muscle. i'm 5'11 and towered over him
Anonymous said on 1/Aug/07
logan-x , if James is 5'10 then Sandler is 6'0" right?!
Since I'm going mental to try to put the website on this site go to internet movie database then type Adam Sandler, there you will see his pic with James, now can you speak?
logan-x said on 15/Jul/07
kevin james is 5'10, jerry still is 5'6 ben stiller is 5'7 and thats it. ok ppl cant "sometimes" be smaller or taller! "oh he's 5'9 but sometimes he can look 5'8" thats stupid he's 5'10 there i just saved u guys 20 more of theses comments on how tall he is.
Jon Doe said on 7/Jul/07
Patton Oswalt looks 5'6 to me, are you sure you weren't standing on a higher level than him when you met him atl? coz he is no way 5'4 he's taller than Jerry Stiller by atleast 2-3 inches
katie said on 29/Jun/07
in his show "king of queens" he always said he was 5'9 and looks close to that
James said on 24/Jun/07
I always thought he was at least 5'8'', but there's a picture of him with Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrel on and he barely gets above their shoulders.
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/07
I met him at SONY Studios and he was 5-8.
Caesar said on 20/Jun/07
I just saw the episode last night. It was pretty funny, Doug (Kevin James) discovers a bag from the "Big and Tall Store" and confronts Carrie about it. He eventually asks, "When did I make the crossover?" and she says, "About two years ago, honey." So he says, "There is only one reason for this: I'm huge, and I'm certainly not tall!" And Carrie, humouring him replies, "Oh come on, you're tall. What are ya? 6'2?" and he says, "I'm 5'9'. Carrie: "Well...that's pretty darn tall! So you're not that big." And Arthur (Jerry Stiller) says, "Who are we kidding? The man's gargantuan!"

As you can tell, I love this show. I think Rob has Kevin James perfectly. Remember the man slouches horribly and looks extremely short on the show next to Victor Williams. The rare times he straightens out he gains a few inches for sure. I wouldn't put 5'9 out of the question, but more likely 5'8 and 1/2. I suspect when people have met him here or walked by him James had that bigtime hunch going giving the illusion of 5'8 or shorter.
l0ck n l0ad said on 12/Jun/07
Those were my thoughts as well lrua, he always looked to me 5-6 5-7. Deacon always looked to me a solid 6-4.
lrua said on 5/Jun/07
Kevin James sure looks short to me, he looks 5'6" , very stocky guy, when watching King of Queens look when he stands near the fridge, most standard fridges are around 67" , don't forget Jerry Stiller is tiny , 5'4" at most and Leah Remini looks like a 5'2" woman to me. He might be 5'7" but I have tough time with 5'8" for Kevin James.
l0ck n l0ad said on 29/May/07
oh my bad, it was 5'9" he said, not 5'6"?
deacon is 6'5" max, lou aint over 6'3"
Red said on 27/May/07
I tink Deacon is 66" because hes about 2" taller than Lou.
Red said on 27/May/07
I have the episode : she said 62" and he answered 59".
l0ck n l0ad said on 25/May/07
In King of Queens, in one of the episodes (can't remember the plot just remember this part), it went something like this. His wife asks him how tall are you and he says 6'2", she then says to him "you're not 6'2", you're 5'6"!" and he's like "yes I am 6'2". Anyway I'm sure he's not that short, but any possibility he's more 5'7ish?
ballewmar said on 6/May/07
That's funny. You got what I meant:
"to be exactly right" --> "to be right on time" --> "to clock".
The other "to clock" term (meaning to hit someone) I think comes from the phrase "the clock STRIKES one...the clock STRIKES two...etc.
All useless slang trivia that I happen to find interesting-- as much as height.
btw: At 6'2/225#, I could definitly give "Deacon" a fair bout, but I sure wouldn't pick a fight with him either!!

Useless trivia

I don't know where the phrase to clock, meaning "to hit" comes from
TheJerk said on 4/May/07
LOL, I originally read your response wrong, I thought you wanted to "clock" Deacon. That wouldn't be a good idea!
ballewmar said on 28/Apr/07
To "TheJerk": Thanks. 6'5 makes sense to me. On the show, I notice that "Deacon" tends to hunch over, which may be a personal habit or just a consequence of working with smaller actors. He dwarfs everyone. Without a good marker, big guys like "Deacon" (a/k/a Vic Williams) are even harder to clock b/c they take up a lot of air space both vertically and horizontally. Imagine the wingspan Williams must have!
TheJerk said on 27/Apr/07
Rob, did you catch the recent KOQ where Sandler looks to have 3 inches or just about 3 inches on Kevin. If Sandler is truely 5-10(ish) than Kevin would be lucky to be 5-8, perhaps there was a bit of footware differential - but still. He needs to be downgraded. Doesn't mean I' not a fan. To ballewmar: Deacon is supposedly 6-5, always looks tall, maybe as low as 6-4.5. I buy 6-5.
ballewmar said on 26/Apr/07
Has anyone any info on Kevin James' co-star Victor Williams, who plays Deacon on "King of Queens"? He looks like a pretty big guy: very broad, ~220 lbs, 6'4 or 6'5. Just a guess, but it's difficult to get a good read on Williams' stats since the other actors are so much shorter. He towers over everyone. Still, I doubt he's less than 6'3. Any comments?
emy said on 16/Apr/07
If he is 5 ft 8.5 Leah Rimini has to smaller than 5 ft 3
atl said on 29/Nov/06
To the poster below, there's no way Patton Oswalt is 5'5. I'm between 5'5 and 5'6 myself and I was looking right down at him when I saw him in person (and I was wearing the flattest soled sneakers I own!) I'm not sure how that would affect an interpretation of Kevin James' height....
andrey said on 4/Oct/06
was watching king of queens yesterday, and leah remini, the one that plays his wife carrie asks him how tall he is, he answers: "i'm 5'9". personally i think he looks just about 5'8.5, maybe 5'8. but leah remini should be downgraded. he is much bigger than her, she looks like she is 5'1-5'2. she is listed as 5'3 here
Jody Fleming said on 29/May/06
I shook hands with Kevin James after one of his stand up shows, I am 5 foot 9 and there was exactly one inch between us. 5 foot 8 is definitely right.
sf said on 30/Apr/06
Rob - I gotta say you handle all of our smart-ass comments pretty well.

With that being said, take another 1/2 inch off of James!

[Editor Rob: I'll do that when I get around to Smith Will! maybe...]
sf said on 29/Apr/06
Hi, Rob- just wondering why you have Kevin at 5'9" when EVERY person who has in-person experience with him says he's shorter??? hmmmm????

[Editor Rob: oh, thanks for reminding me, I haven't thought about this guy for a while...but yes, he is due changing, I forgot about him and Sorbo I had mentioned those pics a while ago:

Kevin james and kevin sorbo, Rob and Sorbo...he looks no more 5ft 8 than I do there! Could he be just 173cm though...hmm, maybe if Smith gets downgraded aswell! He's held firm at 188 for an age now.]
bmp said on 11/Aug/05
I saw him once on set he is 5 ft 9 in with shoes on.
Mr. R said on 5/Jul/05
I saw Kevin on the SONY lot. He is 5'8".
Anonymous said on 3/Jul/05
he was so short compared to will smith...i say hes 5'8
Trap said on 22/Mar/05
In a recent episode of King of Queens, "Doug" and "Carrie" are discussing their respective weights. Leah Remini says something about Doug being 6-feet tall (which would be more condusive to his weight) or some such. He shouts back, "I'm 5'9"! Compared to the other actors, that seems about right. Not much shorter, not much taller.
Mr. R said on 22/Mar/05
I worked with Will Smith in Ali. He is definitely 6-2. I saw Kevin James at the SONY Studio. He is definitely 5-8. I did not see Hitch, but they must have done something to minimize the height difference.
Anonymous said on 22/Mar/05
I agree with Chris, I would also say the difference between Will Smith and Kevin James is about 4- 4,5 inches. Will is between 6'1" and 6'2" which makes Kevin about 5'9".
Chris said on 22/Mar/05
Ive seen this movie a lot of times because I worke with swedish subtitles and looking at sceenes from the movie and pictures from events with Kevin James and Will Smith, I would say the difference in height between them is about 4 inches...although, Im not sure if Will Smith really is 6 ft 2.
Mr. R said on 17/Mar/05
He Walked right past me when I was doing a show at SONY Studios, where his show is taped in Culver City. Without a doubt, 5'8".
prof. memi said on 17/Mar/05
Hi, at King of Queens Leah Remini asked him once how tall he is, i suppose that he says "barely 5.7 or barely 1m70" I don't bring to mind which section it was.
Smoke said on 17/Mar/05
I have to say, if he's only 5'8" then I wonder how tall Eva Mendes really is. Because even in heals the Cuban-American beauty looks a good 3 inches shorter than James. If Kevin is indeed 5'8", Eva has to be around 5'4". I think Kevin's short legs have you guys fooled though, he may not be 5'10" but I think he has 175 cms. Kevin James 5'9" and Eva Mendes 5'5".
Lmeister said on 17/Mar/05
The reason why he might look taller in King of Queens is that Leah Rimini is 5'3'', Jerry Stiller was maybe 5'5.5'' in his prime, but nowdays 5'4'' max and the actor of Spence (Patton Oswalt)is also around 5'5''. And Kevins large body makes him look also little bit bigger hahaha...

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