Louis C.K.'s Height
5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
American comedian and actor known for his TV show Louie and appearences in films such as American Hustle, Blue Jasmine and The Invention of Lying. On Opie&Anthony radio show he said "I'm Six Foot"
and weighed in at 242 pounds.
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Average Guess (15 Votes)
5ft 11.52in (181.7cm)
idkbut said on 24/Apr/17
He didn't look like he edged out 5'10" Stephen Colbert on the Late Night. I'd say he's probably closer to 5'11" out of bed.
Animus said on 10/Apr/17
I think 5'11.5" is right on the money for C.K. He doesn't look that much taller than 5'11" guys, but he can look close to 6' and stacks up well to taller guys.
berta said on 4/Apr/17
i think he actually looks what he claims
Phil said on 23/Jul/16
I honestly think he's a geniune 6 footer with bad posture, the people saying he's 5'10 range seem off to me. He looks noticeably tall on his show and I also saw him in person once, I'd be very surprised if he was anything under 182 cm IMO.
Surprised said on 1/Jul/16
I've seen a lot of Louis over the last twenty years or so. I never pegged him under 6'1, and thought he was more like 6'2. I always see him next to Conan and Andy and these are tall men, and I never think of him as not being a big and tall guy. Surprised if he says he's only 6 foot even but still gives off a big guy presence.
said on 23/Mar/16
Rob, he claims 6 foot here: Click Here
at 02:43:35 "I'm 6 foot." as he's just weighted himself at 242 pounds:)
Editor Rob: ok thanks, I will mention it at the top of the page!
Matt said on 18/Oct/15
I saw him in person on the street in Brooklyn. I'm 6' and he looked the same height as me.
tom said on 16/Oct/15
Louis has said in interviews that he boxes, and in a comedy special that he regularly runs on the treadmill, he's a heavy set guy because he eats a lot
WAF said on 19/Aug/15
I believe that he was once 240 pounds. My father is 6'0" and he once weighed 240 pounds, and while he was overweight, he didn't look that bad. It depends on your build - how broad your shoulders and how thick your arms and legs are. Some guys are just naturally bigger than others. At 5'10" Mike Tyson was naturally around 215-220 pounds when he was in shape without lifting weights. After his boxing career he was even 380 pounds at one point. No man without a big build at 5'10" could weight that much. He's now 240 pounds and he looks normal and well. He's just big.
Dingus said on 19/Jul/15
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/15
Taller than Alec Baldwin in Blue Jasmine.
JD184 said on 7/Jun/15
I'd say he's 6'0 with poor posture. He appears to have 2" on Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
MD said on 1/Jun/15
I could believe 240lbs. Not everyone carries their weight the same weigh, and he doesn't necessarily carry all of it in his gut. He just a pretty generally wide guy with thick limbss. Some heavy guys have really spindly arms and legs, he's just not one of them.
Sam said on 29/May/15
Definitely he's a paunchy guy but I'd be surprised if he weighed 240 lbs, I think he'd look more chubby overall, I'd think he's more in the 210 lb range.
MrTBlack said on 28/May/15
He's a solid 5'11" and in his skit he says he weighs "240lbs". He more overweight than Homer Simpson who's 6'0" and 239lbs!
JD184 said on 24/Apr/15
Solid 182cm. He has bad posture, but there's no way Louis is shorter than 5'11
slothee said on 22/Jan/15
Bill claims "almost five-ten" at the 26:50 mark. I'm guessing he's around 5'9.75", so Louis is probably around 5'11".
David said on 12/Jan/15
Bill Burr said on his podcast a few years ago he was 5'10"
cole said on 4/Dec/14
@tom: That's Bill Burr on the far right, think he's near 5'11, looks about the same as Rogen, but has always been listed 5'10 most places.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
Yeah, not quite a 6ft-er
jtm said on 26/Oct/14
sally hawkins 5'5? she is listed 5'3 here and that's questionable
said on 25/Oct/14
Pretty good picture here (Click Here
) of Louis with Seth Rogen and a few other guys. He's comfortably the listed height. Judging somebody's height in a movie is never solid, the camera manipulates perception to make characters look taller/smaller than others. Look at Tom Cruise for God's sake.
Sam said on 20/Oct/14
In American Hustle, when Bradley Cooper maniacally grabs CK's character and forces him to leave the room, it's hard to tell, but I'd say Cooper looks a solid inch over him.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Oct/14
@Anon Does he?? In Blue Jasmine I thought he looked 5'10 tops.
anon said on 19/Oct/14
im actually shocked at this listing. I dunno why by he always gives a really tall presence and has i think quite a tall frame/proportions, long arms, broad shoulders, long legs. If i didnt see this site i would guessed 6'2. crazy.
Tod said on 2/Oct/14
I would say he was a legit 6 footer back in in the 90s
said on 23/Sep/14
There's one shot farther down the page w/ Gaffigan and CK and the angle is probably disadvantageous to CK but he definitely seems a bit shorter.
bass said on 22/Sep/14
Jim Gaffigan is listed 6'0 on most sites and he does look a bit taller than Louis CK in a photo of them together
Sam said on 22/Sep/14
Too young to have a peak/current height at 47 IMO.
John said on 20/Sep/14
6' peak rob?
Sam said on 18/Sep/14
Yeah, Carlin's great, his 60s-70s stuff is a bit outdated, not as good as Pryor was at the time, but you can't go wrong with any album, stand-up special, or book/book-on-tape by him from the 80s onward. In terms of overall career accomplishment, I think Carlin is the greatest comedian. My favorite single stand-up special though is Chris Rock's Bigger and Blacker, so funny.
said on 17/Sep/14
At any height, he's one of my three favorite stand-up comics, alongside George Carlin and CK's friend, Chris Rock, of course Pryor, Seinfeld, Murphy, Rickles and the great Robin Williams are also near the top.
[Editor Rob: I've watched/listened to a lot of Carlin and enjoyed him a lot.]
said on 15/Sep/14
Here's that GQ (not Esquire) article where the journalist claims CK is a "sold six foot"...
I don't buy it.
said on 15/Sep/14
Thanks for adding! The Lowe picture convinced me there's no way he's six foot or six foot range although he looks very similar to Jerry Seinfeld, a 5'11" guy in other words.
tom said on 13/Sep/14
Quite surprised by this as I remember thinking he looked quite tall in his 'comedians in cars getting coffee' episode compared to Seinfeld. Might be worth a watch as there's a noticeable difference between the two, more than half an inch.
cole said on 12/Sep/14
FINALLY! Think he can look 5'11 flat a lot, certainly no taller than 5'11.5.
lelman said on 12/Sep/14
Cheers for the addition, Rob. I dunno Arch, his height is hard to pinpoint, like I said before seeing that sketch he looked like a classic 5'10 guy to me. In some photos he looks basically eye to eye with rock, other times he looks 2 inches taller. Sometimes he looks barely 5'10, others he can look legit 6'0.
I would claim lifts, but he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to wear lifts. Probably got bad posture.
I think somewhere between 5'10" and 6'0" is definitely sensible for him. Exactly where in that boundary he falls is beyond me.
MrTBlack said on 12/Sep/14
Arch Stanton said on 12/Sep/14
In some of Lelmans photos I agree he can look 182 but he really didn't look it in Blue Jasmine.
said on 12/Sep/14
I mean look Click Here
he's only fractionally taller than Rob Lowe, he doesn't look 182 there. I think you'd be on the money with 5'10.5".
said on 12/Sep/14
Good addition Rob but can you add and known for roles in films such as Blue Jasmine, American Hustle and The Invention of Lying? Honestly I thought he was shorter than this. With 5'5" listed Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine he looked like this Click Here
I though he was more 5ft 10 range. Are you sure he really looks 182? I couldn't see it but he is a heavy built guy so can give a stockier impression. I do think that the 5'11.5" could be a shoe measurement though. I like him, he has that sort of quality Philip Seymour Hoffman had, I think he has a lot of potential as an actor.