Manu Bennett's Height
5ft 10in (178 cm)
New Zealand Actor best known for playing Crixus in the TV series Spartacus and Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in Arrow
. In film he has appeared in The Hobbit (as Azog), 30 Days of Night and The Condemned.
I'm not that tall, I'm 5'11"
I'm just over Five Foot Nine, actually...I'm Five Foot Ten.
This photo is by Marco/Starfury in 2014. He had almost 0.5 inch
more shoe than me this day.
5ft 8 Rob and Manu
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Comment on the Height of Manu Bennett
MD said on 28/Mar/16
If he himself more recently claimed "just over 5'9"" I'd find it hard to believe he's a flat 5'10" at night. He might not even be that first thing out of bed.
Jedi Master 5'11 said on 24/Mar/16
Starting to see the proportions, he looks like alot of other 5'10'ers
Stu said on 21/Mar/16
Looks at least 5'11 (even taking hair into consideration)
said on 10/Mar/16
Rob, is 5'9.5 possible? Can you add a height chart like you did with Scott Adkins?
Editor Rob: because I know his head was a little nearer Marco (the photographer) it basically reduces my head size and amplifies his a centimetre, so I would have to say my head was more like 9 inches at most in the photo.
said on 3/Mar/16
Rob, the link for the shoes that you have, were those the shoes that he was wearing with you? If that is the case, then it looks like that he had a little lift in it. Maybe then he is actually something like 176, maybe 5'9.5", because he would have at least an inch advantage over you. It appears that he was claiming 176 by saying " I'm just over 5'9". It just doesn't make sense, why would he make that statement? If he was an honest 5'10", then he wouldn't even say that, makes me believe that he is not 5'10".
Editor Rob: yes...with shoes though, it can be hard to tell how much insole a shoe has. I've looked at a lot and sometimes they can be 1-2mm, other times I'm surprised as the shoe has a 1/4 inch or 1/3rd inch insole.
Johno said on 1/Mar/16
said on 4/Aug/15
This guy gives off a tall large impression despite being of average height and just stocky/muscular. What would you say his weight and head size is Rob?
[Editor Rob: in person I would think over 9.5 but not quite 10 inch.]
Emil 182-183 cm said on 31/Jul/15
He could be 175 at his lowest imo. He looks 5'10 in the picture, but taking away footwear advantage I'm not so sure though.
Zoro 5'9.5 said on 19/Jul/15
In this photo (without considering the bigger footwear) he seems a very solid 178
In Spartacus, next to Andy Whitfield and Gannicus, he gives a 175, max 176 cm impression
I think Manu is a 5'9.5 man, who always wear big boots or small insole, like 1-2 cm.
My father wears them too and appears to be as tall as me without giving suspects lol
Owen said on 2/Jul/15
yea this guy is definitely 5ft9
his torso looks like one of a 5ft7 man
Jessie said on 29/Jun/15
Trunks said on 23/Jun/15
New Spartacus (Liam Mcintyre) is taller than Andy and Manu, makes huge difference. Tbh I thought Manu was shorter because in Spartacus they said to him small...
Lucifer said on 11/May/15
Met him at comicon. He was a tiny bit taller than i am and his heels were huge. I'd say he's my height. 175cm tall.
said on 8/May/15
Manu looks 175 if Spartacus is 178
or 176 if he is 179
or 177 if he is 180cm
but never reaching 178cm
Rob, you might have been fooled by an inside lift
For real, his torso in this pic is incredibly small. Do you think he just happen to have long legs? Lifts!!!
[Editor Rob: he has a dress shoe with like a nearly 1.2 inch heel this day...a lift would have pushed up the front part and made it bulge...I just couldn't see any sort of lift.]
niayesh said on 3/May/15
i have standed next to him i and i think he's even more than 180cm
said on 27/Apr/15
Rob, so... Manu Bennett is 177cm tall?
[Editor Rob: he could be somewhere between 177 and 8 at his low.]
said on 26/Apr/15
Dumb question Rob, you actually don't think he would reach 1,78m right? (in cms) Closer to 177,7?
[Editor Rob: without measuring it's hard to say, but around the 5ft 10 mark, maybe on a bad day a little under.]
said on 22/Apr/15
Rob, he said ''just over 5'9'' that makes him 5'9 and something!!!
He then realized his height is closer to 5'10 and rounded up hence the ''just over 5'9, actually 5'10'' quote. So he is either 5'9.5 or 5'9.75 your call
[Editor Rob: I don't think he is in the 'just over' mark because he would have looked almost 5ft 10 because of extra shoe...he looked a fraction over 5ft 10 (actually he was very similar to how casper van dien looked except dien had a full inch more footwear than me)...so at worst I think a few mm shy of 5ft 10...
both those guys I think are realistic, if measured I think Manu isn't going to be much under 5ft 10 and a guy like van dien is believably measured a fraction over 5ft 9, he falls into 'just over 5ft 9 zone'.]
Damon said on 7/Apr/15
yea manu does look 176cm!
said on 5/Apr/15
This photo explains everything
Manu is 176-177 max.no more.
aspergan said on 31/Mar/15
I think you have been fooled by manu
"i'm just over 5ft9, ACTUALLY i'm 5'10"
honestly speaking manu bennet is between 5'9.5" and 5'9.75"
said on 31/Mar/15
If Andy Whitfield is 5'10, how is Manu Bennett 5'10 Rob?
[Editor Rob: you could put Andy as a strong 5ft 10, I watched the show and to me there]
said on 27/Mar/15
I really think he is wearing some lift on your picture, Rob. And actually he himself admitted - before having second thoughts : 'I'm just over 5ft 9'
[Editor Rob: he had a jean that didn't cover all of his shoes, so they didn't look like they'd have a lift in them.]
Josh said on 25/Mar/15
Man even at 5'10 he's a massive looking guy. Thought he was close to 5'11 or even a little over it. Maybe he's a fraction more like 5'10.5
said on 20/Mar/15
He looks 5'10. Although his head looks much bigger than it usually does in that picture Rob!
Seems like a very nice guy as well.
[Editor Rob: photographer is standing more onManu's side so it's a bit nearer and with his lense it has some vertical stretching - see Gwendoline and Lars Mikkelsen photos for same effect.]
said on 3/Mar/15
Great post Aned. Don't forget that Manu had spikey hair in that season. I see atleast 2 cm difference between Manu and Andy. Both barefoot highres pic:
So if Andy was really 5'10, Manu is indeed strong 5'9/176cm.
With puffy hair and the right shoes he can appear 5'10.
indy said on 28/Feb/15
@Aned as a rule I do not post my pic on the Net, you have to take my word for it ;) He had no more than an inch difference with me.
Regarding L. Lawless : saw her last week, she's definitely 177cm. Also posted that comment on her page here.
Regarding Dustin Clare : he seemed taller than Manu to me. See my comments on his page here as well.
Ide say atleast 5'10 said on 26/Feb/15
His shoulders being that much above Robs kidna proves it. My friend who says he is 5'8 but wants to claim 5'9 actually is much lower than me in the shoulders and cast a decent shadow on him back to back, so same applies to manu.
6'0 Morning straight out of bed
5'11 1/8th night after 8 or more hours of work and kids
said on 21/Feb/15
This is all waaay over-shot, I was with him at SLCC last year during the VIP party and he couldn't have been more than 5'7" when he cut in front of me at the bar, haha.
[Editor Rob: how many beers did you have :)]
Paul S. said on 21/Feb/15
177.7 or 178 is the same at night
indy said on 15/Feb/15
I now vote for 5'9. I have a pic with him one day we had same shoe height and he looks barely taller than I am.
Zasz said on 14/Feb/15
Wow his torso is really small. I have to agree with @GP Rob, he should be wearing inside lifts that day for sure
said on 13/Feb/15
Rob are you sure he wasn't wearing an inch lift in his shoes? He always looks in the 5'9"-5'9.5" range and in the above photo his waistline is really high, which says to me that he either has very long legs or that he is in lifts which creates such disproportion
[Editor Rob: the front would bulge a bit on the type of shoe he is in here, so I didn't think he had any inside.]
Darius said on 12/Feb/15
Rob, if you take out of him 0.5 inch(1,25cm) and then get his upper head point line to line with yours I think you are getting 5'9.5, and not a full 5'10. Plus, couldn't he be superhidrated or awake for 2hours?
Connor said on 30/Jan/15
176, not more, not less
guest said on 24/Dec/14
said on 18/Dec/14
Manu's hair adds a lot of height as well. Take that away and I agree with max he'll probably look closer to 5ft 9in than 5ft 10in.
[Editor Rob: ignoring footwear, Manu looked at least a fraction over 5ft 10 mark. He did have more footwear so his 5ft 10 claim I think is ok.]
said on 24/Nov/14
rob i think 177cm is a better shout, i think that's why he said he was just over 5'9
[Editor Rob: ignoring more footwear for a minute, he looked like he was over 5ft 10 and nearer 10.5 that day, so take off footwear difference and I can buy 5ft 10.
Under the stadiometer though...that could be different. I'd be surprised if he really dropped more than a few mm shy of 5ft 10 at worst.]
said on 19/Nov/14
on this pic it really shows he is wearing lifts. lol. Dustin is normally a bit taller : Click Here
said on 7/Nov/14
I'd say 179 cm or 5' 10.5" judging from this pic if shoe-wear is the same.
Btw, did you guys have equal lifts Rob?
[Editor Rob: he had nearly 0.5in more footwear]
mike said on 22/Oct/14
Solid 178 looks about right 2.5-3 inches shorter than Stephen Amell. He reminds me of Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.
sabot said on 30/Sep/14
"indy says on 23/Sep/14
Hi, after having met him again at the Spartacus Con, I would now say 5'9.5 max. It is hard to say because people do not always stand tall, but I saw him quite a few times over the week-end and this was my impression. "
Thanks for sharing your impression. I think that's spot on for Manu.
184.3cm said on 28/Sep/14
177cm. Looks like 3cm of hair as well. 1.5cm more shoe. close enough to 5'10 i suppose.
indy said on 23/Sep/14
Hi, after having met him again at the Spartacus Con, I would now say 5'9.5 max. It is hard to say because people do not always stand tall, but I saw him quite a few times over the week-end and this was my impression.
Oanh said on 5/Sep/14
Taking off 1/2" for his footwear advantage...he is 5'10"
sabot said on 5/Jul/14
First 5'11 then 5'10...Next time he will confirm his real height ;)
But yes, he is 5'10+ in his cubans.
said on 3/Jul/14
hi, during this panel he confirmed being 5'10 Click Here
[Editor Rob: it's a good quote to add, as it's there on camera now :)]
sabot said on 21/May/14
"Vecrotus says on 20/May/14
I agree. He looks a strong 5ft 10in in the photo above but onscreen he looks within the 5ft 9-9.5in range."
Yup. Especially in Spartacus, where he is wearing sandals with low height boost.
Vecrotus said on 20/May/14
I agree. He looks a strong 5ft 10in in the photo above but onscreen he looks within the 5ft 9-9.5in range.
Phantom said on 18/May/14
Definitely looks 5'10" here.
Looks shorter than that most of the time though.
said on 16/May/14
Jesus, that guy's skull is massive. I imagined him a bit shorter (maybe 177 cm) but that is probably because of his large head and eye level being shorter.
[Editor Rob: there is some camera distortion in his favour]
The Horse of FUNK said on 15/May/14
177cm. I suspect his 5'10.75" claim is in shoes, which seems to be pretty common practice in Hollywood and showbiz.
Ulysses said on 13/May/14
Yep, 5'10 and built like a tank.
said on 6/May/14
Manu's hair makes him look 5ft 11in next to Rob but given that he is wearing 0.5in more shoe than Rob and judging from his eye line to Rob's, I'd say he is about 176cm at most. I still can't see him being 5ft 10in. What did you think Rob when you stood next to him?
[Editor Rob: I think he is near enough 5ft 10.]
said on 5/May/14
This article says that he is 5-9.
said on 4/May/14
I agree with Radu. My lowest estimation for him was 174cm. I honestly can't see him be over 176cm. He is always wearing cubans, military boots or dress shoes with suspicious high ankle in public shows/meetings...
Radu said on 4/May/14
yeah i think its 176. you just can't know whats inside the shoe! the structure of the shoe or maybe lifts...
said on 3/May/14
Rob, considering his hair and footwear, do you think is impossible for Manu to be "just" 176.5-177cm?
[Editor Rob: well I think he looked above 5ft 10 flat, but with footwear advantage I think he is near enough 5ft 10. He was shorter than Esme Bianco that day when standing beside her (she of course looked close to 5ft 11 with 3 inches more footwear than me). How much smaller he was, 0.5-0.75 maybe]
TNT said on 1/May/14
I met him at Megacon in Orlando a few weeks back. He was just a little taller than me and I stand around 5'9.75". So I think 5'10-ish is probably correct.
Blink said on 1/May/14
I don't think Manu would ever measure below 177, Dustin seems anywhere between 173 and 174 but in Spartacus he wears boots and in some scenes seems to tower over Crixus but I would honestly say Manu is same height as Lucy Lawless.
Crypto139 said on 30/Apr/14
Still looks to be a solid 178 to me. He looks 180 cm in the picture though. But because of the factors, 178 looks to be a good guess.
Aned said on 30/Apr/14
You are right.
Camera advantage, shoe advantage, hair advantage...
Manu is definitely 176-177.5 9.5 is fair for him.
Alex 6'0 said on 30/Apr/14
Take away the 1/2 inch footwear advantage he would be about 2 inches taller it appears. 5'10 is fair
The Horse of FUNK said on 30/Apr/14
Hmmm, 5'9.5" is possible considering he had a footwear advantage. He's got that tall haircut going on, so it's hard to judge the top of his actual head.
MD said on 30/Apr/14
Yeah, you can definitely see the footwear advantage in this shot.
Hypado said on 29/Apr/14
Manu Bennett is 5ft 10in (178 cm)
Andrea said on 29/Apr/14
Camera advantage, shoe advantage, hair advantage... If he were 5'10, wouldn't he look taller than this, Rob?
avi said on 29/Apr/14
Why's he look 5'11 here??
RP said on 29/Apr/14
Rob, of you're 5'8.25"? Manu is 5'11" there???
said on 31/Mar/14
Who would you say Rob is actually taller between Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett? I was watching an episode from Arrow and sometimes they appear to be the exact same height. Other times Manu is taller than Haynes. It really is hard to estimate an actor's height by watching them onscreen. Here's a clip with Manu and Colton in the same scene.
[Editor Rob: he can look about an inch shorter, sometimes there, sometimes more, around 5ft 8.5 may well be a best estimate!]
said on 30/Mar/14
@Vecrotus and @Rob : I posted an interesting pic on "dave franco's page" :
I'm getting really curious about Colton height; what do you think Rob??
[Editor Rob: Franco might be pulling a 'G Lift', going a bit on tip-toes...that smile is a giveaway ;)]
said on 30/Mar/14
How tall is Colton Haynes? He plays Roy Harper on Arrow, and Manu has a clear 2in height advantage over Colton.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 8-8.5 range is likely]
said on 29/Mar/14
Manu Benett next to 6'1 (185cm) Dan Feuerriegel:
As you can see, he doesn't reach his eyebrows which means there is more then 10cm height differance...
said on 28/Mar/14
I've seen Dustin upgraded to 174, it seems there is a sort of "upgrading policy" (lol, no offence), why not downgrading Bennett instead (or at the same time)???
I agree he's not so THAT much taller than Dustin Clare, 5 cm are too many, maybe 3-4 are spot on.
Manu is shorter than Andy Whitfield, when they were barefeet in the show, Andy was slighty taller (1-1.5 cm) and the camera was distant with the two gladiators on the same, flat, floor
So why not downgrading Bennett to 5'9.75 or 5'9.5?
[Editor Rob: in person I think Manu is about 178]
said on 27/Mar/14
TNT, I disagree. I can't think of any scene in "Blood And Sand" where Dustin Clare looked "clearly" shorter. Manu Benett is probably the shortest looking 5'10 guy on earth...
Similar pic with different perspective:
Manu Benett next to ~6'1 Feuerriegel:
TNTinCA said on 25/Mar/14
Dustin is clearly shorter if you watch the Spartacus series. The pics you posted have Dustin in the foreground, which would give him a perceptive advantage. I have the entire Spartacus series on Blu Ray and Dustin is clearly the shortest of the gladiators.
said on 22/Mar/14
Even with upgrading Dustin Clare your listing is simply wrong. Dusin Clare and Manu Benett are pretty close in height. So why the 4cm differance? A compelling case of being biased :)
aned said on 16/Mar/14
I think, Rob must downgrade.That is so certain.
said on 6/Mar/14
Rob please, downgrade time
[Editor Rob: put your trust in Rob...]
indy said on 15/Feb/14
you might be right for Katrina
The Napleon said on 6/Feb/14
I'd say Manu's listed height is pretty close. No way is he 5ft 11in. I'd say he is a strong 5ft 9in. He looks much shorter than Stephen Amell in Arrow, who is a strong 6ft 1in. Speaking of which, how tall is Katrina Law (she was in Spartacus and has now been cast in Arrow)? I'm thinking 5ft 7in.
Insecureaboutmyheight said on 15/Jan/14
No way he is 5'11. 5'9 most
said on 3/Jan/14
"indy says on 28/Dec/13
interesting picture of the Spartacus cast, to compare... : Click Here "
Note the very suspicious footwear of Dustin Clare and Manu Benett, filled with "special stuff". They almost tiptoeing lol, esp. Manu Benett.
They are both clearly in the 5'8 range.
said on 28/Dec/13
interesting picture of the Spartacus cast, to compare... : Click Here
johnmcc said on 23/Dec/13
Classic strong 5'9 guy (177cm) trying to claim 5'11.
indy said on 22/Dec/13
I admit I did not really check his boots. I was a bit overwhelmed standing next to them both :)
Zoro177 said on 17/Dec/13
5 ft 9.5 at best, absolutly not taller than Lucy Lawless when they both were barefeet. Also shorter than the late Andy Whitfield, if I remember correctly
indy said on 29/Nov/13
when I saw him I had flat shoes and he had boots ... He also appeared 2 inch taller than Lucy Lawless who is above 5 ft 9 but she too had flat shoes that day... Stupid boots ;)
Vecrotus said on 11/Oct/13
Manu looks more like a solid 5 ft 9 next to Stephen Amell in Arrow than 5 ft 10/11. I'm just curious but is it possible for a man to grow even a little bit when they are 20?
rp said on 13/Sep/13
im 5,10...just met him...he's def shorter than me...
indy said on 7/Sep/13
I'm 5'8 and recently had the opportunity to stand next to him... I'd say he is slightly below 5'11.
said on 18/Apr/13
Here we have "5'10" Manu Bennett with 5'8 listed Dustin Clare.
adam said on 6/Apr/13
177cm, theres more than 3 inches with him and Liam Mcintyre.
sabot said on 18/Mar/13
Short legs, arms ect. for a 5'10 guy. Check his proportions - does he really look as tall as for example D. Craig? I don't think so. Weak 5'9.
Anonymous said on 16/Mar/13
If Andy Whitfield was 5'9.5" I don't think this guy can possibly be over 5'9.25".
said on 14/Feb/13
He wasn't that much shorter than Andy Whitfield. They were the same height at most. Keep in mind that Andy wore rubber sole sandals on the set. No one else did. He did appear similar in height as the actor who played Pitros who is 6'1" in their one scene.
I was on set with him on Gods of the Arena 3 years ago and he definitly isn't 5'11" but he is between 5'9" and 5'10".
This pic is taken with the Arrow cast. He looks very short compared to the other actors.
With 6'1" listed Amell. There looks to be a strong 3" between them.
Yaspaa said on 14/Feb/13
@Crixus, not sure what that pic shows other than himself walking downstairs.
TommyCab said on 19/Jan/13
Five feet 9 inches max. He's shorter than 5'11 Andy Whitfield (RIP) by 2-3 inches
klem said on 6/Nov/12
179 cm is too high for him.
maximus said on 6/Aug/12
5'9" sounds fair for Manu Bennett
said on 24/Jul/12
He is a quite short guy: Click Here
173-174 is spot on, IMHO.
edward said on 13/Jun/12
173 at max.... stating he is 5 ft 10.5 is just funny.... he looks pretty short.... a guy who is 5ft11 never looks short..
ahmet said on 8/Sep/11
I think he is 175-177
AccordingtoR said on 13/Aug/11
...Bennett is 172-3, which I definately can say that he is. Agency's always wants to make their celeb look tall on paper. Im 175,and would probably be listed as 183 ish cause of my body.
One more thing, if he is called a dwarf by people who too are at 179, then how can he be a dwarf? Hes 172-3!End of Story.
Bradley said on 13/Aug/11
Andy Whitfield is 1.75m or 1.76m, Manu Bennett is shorter, like 1.73m or 1.74m...
Alexandre said on 27/Jun/11
In the show "Gods of the arena" he is repeatedly called "a dwarf". Sorry but 179cm is TALL.
JustD said on 17/May/11
180cm tall? No way. I met him in around 5 years ago & unless he has had a growth spurt since then I put him at around 5 ft 8 tops. I'm only 5ft 1 & when he walked towards me I thought "oh it's Manu Bennett, heck he's smaller than what I imagined" we chatted for a while, nice genuine guy but no not 5ft 10 or 5ft 11. My best friend is 5ft 10 & I stand on tip toes to give her a hug lol
Rikashiku said on 9/Feb/11
In many scenes in Blood and Sand, Andy is usually wearing sandals with thick rubber soles(as seen on Revelations) that sometimes make him appear taller. You can see this when he talks with 6'1" Eka Darvell.
The one barefoot scene they have together is in episode 2. Manu bennet is 2 cm taller than whitfield. So Manu bennet would be closer to 177cm.
For John Hannah and Lucy Lawless, they both wear very thick Sandals aswell. Watch Episode 5 when he walks with 6'3" John Bach and 5'10" Craig Walsh Wrightson.
John Hannah usually wears those Sandals that give him an obvious 3-4 inch lift.
Like i said before, Ande Cunnington 177cm = 5'9.75" is taller than Andy Whitfield by atleast 2cm making Andy 5'9" which will make sense considering he is afew inches shorter than 6'0" Jai Courtney and several inches shorter than 6'3" Peter Mensah.
MOF said on 6/Feb/11
The current listing seems too generous. In both Spartacus Blood and Sand & Gods of the Arena he looks shorter than most if not all the other male actors. Not to mention he always looks shorter than Andy Whitfield who's listed as 5'10" here. John Hannah is also listed as 5'10 and most of the time he looks slightly taller than Whitfield. Bennett is probably 5'9" or shorter.
Larry said on 22/Jan/11
He's 5 10 max but prob less. Andy is definitely taller than him, so is lucy, he's probably closer to 5 9.5 if not 5 9 flat. In Gods of the Arena one of the gladiators calls him a dwarf! Andy is closer to a solid 5 10 and perhaps as tall as 5 10.5, but can't see him as a true 5 11 at all. In reality I'd say Manu is 5 9-5 9.5 no bigger and Andy is 5 9.5-5 10. That's probably the most accurate range, especially because both do seem shorter than 5 10 John Hannah, Andy by just a hair and Manu by a tad more. But Manu is definitely not 5 10.5 as he claims, at least an inch shorter. He is massive tho which makes him appear larger over all, where as Andy has a much smaller frame and narrower shoulders, a frame that a 5 11 man would not have.