Mark Hamill's Height
5ft 7in (170 cm)
American actor best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars series of films. He is quoted in the late 1970's in West Coast Bureau: "I'm not so short. I'm 5-foot-8 in my heels. The director, George Lucas, is my size - I'm really playing him in the movie - and he kept putting in short jokes. I never thought of myself as short until George told the world"
. So it really depends on how big those heels are!
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musket said on 28/Apr/16
I believe 5'7 half and even scale of his action figures are short compared to most action figures too in the 3.75 inch line so that is also saying something too.
James B said on 26/Apr/16
No denying he's short
said on 12/Apr/16
Rob, do you think Daisy could be taller than him?
Editor Rob: I think Hamill has managed not to lose much height by his age, he's held up better than I thought he would...so they may well measure very close to each other.
Ridley is a girl who can look anywhere from 5ft 6 up to 5ft 7.
berta said on 22/Mar/16
beside harrison ford who is about 180 these Days he looks a Little more than 10 cm shorter. maybe 170 peak but 168 now
Ethan said on 9/Mar/16
To who ever said Mark Hamill is taller than Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca was standing 5 feet behind Luke and he was closer to the camera.
Ethan said on 9/Mar/16
To who ever said Mark Hamill is taller than Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca was standing 5 feet behind Luke and he was closer to the camera.
said on 24/Dec/15
Rob , 5'6.5 now ? J.J. edges him.
Editor Rob: at 64 a cm loss for him would be quite possible
Ron said on 9/Dec/15
It's weird how I never really saw him as this height, I always took his 5'9 as accurate...
Hamill seems pretty open about his height in a good way, like "it's a number, get over it" which I find refreshing, but I think the perception of him being taller is down to Harrison Ford.
More and more I think "has he really lost so much height"? He now looks a deal shorter than Daniel Craig, and he's still pretty fit! I'm probably alone in this but I'm really, really starting to doubt Ford was ever that tall, maybe a weak 181-2 at best and he just wore stacked heels some of the time, helped by his thin build.
He signed something for a crew member friend of mine a few months back, the friend being a strong 6'1/185.5ish and Ford just looked totally dwarfed - not in height so much as stature, there was just no way he could have ever been on a level with the crew member
Jug said on 2/Dec/15
Next to 6'1 Harrison Ford, I'd say closer to 5'6.
Brad said on 28/Oct/15
He's much bigger in the new one when the bad guy lifts off his mask and it is Mark Hamill all along.
Spencer said on 21/Oct/15
said on 20/Oct/15
He should be 165cm without shoes, if Carrie is 150 153 cm tall.
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Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 2/Oct/15
The guy may be more 5'6 or 5'6-1/2" nowdays. All 1970's magazines list him at 5'7, 130 lb -- it wasn't till years later the bogus 5'9" internet listings emerged.
said on 5/Jun/15
He's cleary taller than Peter Mayhew here. Wouldn't 7ft 2in be closer to his real height, Rob?
[Editor Rob: maybe 7ft 5 would be better!]
Stu said on 24/May/15
There's always people in these forums that say "I met ____ and (s)he's __ tall" which is extremely faulty when considering how inaccurate both memory and vision are, factoring in posture, and the effect of footwear. Plus, the poster could simply be lying.
Cliff said on 9/May/15
@ Rampage(-_-_-)Clover: Was someone else in that photo? All I saw was Carrie's see-thru shirt! :D
Ed2882 said on 30/Apr/15
So I'm wondering what Mark Hamill's current height is now. It's pretty evident he was 170cm at his peak, but now it seems like he lost 1-2cm. So maybe his current listing should be 5-6.5"? I only say this because Anthony Daniels is currently listed as 171cm, and he has about an inch over Hamill based on the latest SW Celebration videos and photos.
said on 19/Mar/15
Rob, how tall does Ford appear to you in this photo?
[Editor Rob: without knowing Carrie's footwear hard to say when standing just beside her there. He's certainly taller then than in last 10 years, noticeably I believe.]
Dan said on 18/Feb/15
For what it's worth, his character in "Kingsman" was listed as 5'6".
Tr27 said on 14/Feb/15
5'7 then, 5'6 now.
Joe said on 18/Dec/14
Mark was never a tall guy, and Luke was not a tall hero, but he was still very likable and still he was the main hero of the original trilogy, even though Han Solo was the most popular and much taller hero, Luke used the force. Its interesting they decided to cast a much taller actor to portray Anakin, Hayden Christensen, who is 6 feet even.
said on 10/Jun/14
Rob, next to Billy Dee Williams who you've met, he still looks closer to 5'8" than 5'7" - and this is at age 62.
[Editor Rob: anthony daniels is nearer 5ft 7 today, I don't think hamill is taller than daniels]
Chuckie Cheese 2
said on 26/Mar/14
5 feet 7 he is. Greg the best evidence I see is in the below 1971 interview:
Tiger Beat Magazine interviewed the 20 year old Hamill who was listed at 5 ft 7, 130 lbs. Eyes Blue. These appear to be accurate details. His 29 inch waist khaki jeans used in Star Wars 1977 fetched $ 39,000 at auction last year, also suggest a body mass of some 130 -140 pounds.
Meltdown said on 16/Jan/14
5'7.5 Peak eight, 5'6.5 current.
5ft7 in bare feet said on 23/Nov/13
Camera angles tend to muddle the perception of height differences. In several straight on shots in the original Star Wars Hamill looks a full head taller Than Fisher and Ford looks Nearly a Head taller than Hamill. Also in costume vader stood about 6.9 so of course Hamill's going to look tiny to him even in heels of his own. BTW I always thought Bruce Lee looked under 5.7.
Brad (182 cm) said on 25/Sep/13
Mark Hamill looked 5'8" in the group photo below. However, 6'6" David Prowse looked at most 6'4" next to him and Harrison Ford, so those must be big heels or a very funky camera angle.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Sep/13
He looks 5 ft 6 next to Alec Guinness in Star Wars
Berna said on 9/Aug/13
5'7 seems right.
Brad said on 16/May/13
5' 6", short in every film.
wiltonstilts said on 26/Apr/13
He's 5'8. I've watched a lot of star wars he's always looked 5'8 maybe 5'9 sometimes lol
said on 7/Mar/13
Check out this pic, Luke, Leia, Solo, Vader and Chewi (without costumes!)
chris said on 28/Dec/12
5'6.5 - a little short for a stormtrooper
edward t said on 21/Dec/12
Mark looked very small to me, not 5ft7 in ROTJ. I estimated him visually to be 5feet,6inches,
While on the subjest of bruce lee, i always assumed bruce lee was taller considering he could beat anyman in the world up in a fight, and he looked taller as well i thought.
Caroline Munro said on 24/Nov/12
I thought hamil looked 5ft6 in star wars. Not much taller than princess leia. He looked absolutley tiny against Darth Vader, but taking into consideration Dave Prowse is in that costume. Im sure in 2inch cuban heels Hamil could be 5ft8.
He cant be as tall as the one and only Bruce lee can he? Actually Lee isnt that tall as well is he?
Daniel Craig said on 11/Nov/12
Mark hamil is 5feet 7 is he? I just saw return of the jedi and was thinking he looked tiny. I was guessing he must be about 5feet6 and a bit maybe but of course i could be wrong, just giving my thoughts.
I didnt think he looked as tall as bruce lee.
Desann said on 29/Oct/12
Well ok, 5'7" is a bit too downgraded for him. 5'7.5" would be his height at least. The official Lucas website says that he stands 172cm as Luke Skywalker and I don't think that it is a lie. Anyway, he could be 5'8" at his very highest.
phl said on 10/Feb/12
im 5'7. if i put heels ill be at least 5'9.
HellBoundPower said on 9/Feb/12
He looks the same height as Mamun in that picture. Unless he's weaing lifts and/or big footwear, he's the same height. 5'8.5" barefoot if he's wearing normal footwear in that pic.
Jason said on 10/Jan/12
In the first movie of Star Wars to be released (1977), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) appears to be around a similar height to that of Threepio (listed at 1.67m) or perhaps 0.5 - 1 inch taller. I'm guessing 5'7" - 5'8" in prime.
Bon_ said on 5/Jan/12
He doesn't look any shorter than Mamun on the pic. Mamun, what do you say?
g said on 15/Nov/11
lucas called him short but he's the same height as him haha idiot
Legend said on 23/Sep/11
Brad said on 26/Aug/11
He's 5' 6". Lucky to be alive after a massive operation on his face after a car crash 30+ years ago.
Bon_ said on 24/Aug/11
what do you guys think how tall does he look next to Mamun?
Bon_ said on 27/Jul/11
5'7.75 (172 cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/11
171-172cm I think...lol he looks high next to Mamun.
crazy_cat said on 8/Jun/11
Well, however tall he is or isn't, he was so hot!!! He was my first major crush, and even though he's much older now, i still crush on him sometimes. ;)
leonari said on 21/May/11
Never is he 5'8" or 5'9". What a joke. He was 5'7" peak height before his accident. Possible he was a tad shorter after that.
said on 20/May/11
He's 5'8 - 5'9. All the other sources say 5'9. From the age of 25 people start to shrink.
People always say on here that they're shorter than they really are. It's probaby because all the insecure short people come on here, and say these celbrities are shorter just so they feel better about themselves.
austrianguy said on 2/May/11
He really doesnt look particulary short, even next to Harrison Ford. If he didn't more or less give him self 5'7 i'd at least guessed 5'8 or 5'9.
said on 28/Mar/11
Rob, what does he mean by saying "Im 5'8" in my heels"? It is a metaphor? What do you think?
[Editor Rob: you could take it a few ways, he maybe is saying he looks 5ft 8 when he wears a bit of extra heel, and is somewhere in the 5ft 7-7.5 range.
I don't think he means he's 5ft 6.5 and with a 1.5 inch heel is 5ft 8 though...]
Mamun said on 7/Mar/11
I am very sorry PHR , but I don't remember the footwear !
albert said on 6/Mar/11
great to hear Luke Skywalker is exactly my height. He was my childhood hero.:)!!
PHR said on 17/Feb/11
Mamun what about the footwear in this pic ?
Asera said on 19/Jan/11
He said himself that he's the same size as Lucas and 5'8 in his heels! So he's 5'6.
Mr. Kaplan said on 16/Dec/10
I would've guessed 5'6" in in the first Star Wars movie. Very thin.
Mamun said on 29/Nov/10
Thank you Brian !
Brian67 said on 28/Nov/10
you look so bad ass Mamun :D
Leon said on 1/Oct/07
I've seen Star Wars more times than I can count, like most fans of the old trilogy, and I can honestly say that never once did I think Luke looked like a short guy. Han Solo looked like a tall guy, sure, but Luke always seemed a solid, normal height to me. Even when Leia says, 'Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?' I thought, what's she on about? lol
guy said on 14/Aug/07
Hey I never said the height chart was accurate but it does closely resemble the actors heights which is probably what it was based on. Gandalf is around 7 feet tall in Lord of the Rings universe compared to the midget hobbits. Aragorn is more of a Tommy Lee Jones character in the books than Viggo-Mortensen. This goes to show how the literary universe can differ from the cinematic from the real actors in the film. If the literary Luke Skywalker is 5-9 and Han Solo 5-11 than this differs greatly from the films where Han is easily 5 inches on Luke. Look at the final medal ceremony from ep 4. My height chart lists Grand Moff Tarkin at 5-11.5 which is accurate to Peter Cushing.
Ed said on 3/Aug/07
There was a Star Wars Encyclopedia printed in the early 80's after Jedi that had very similar if not the same numbers. This New Essential Guide to Characters is officially sanctioned by Lucas himself and given the nod of approval. As with all things in the Star Wars Universe, books, video games, toys etc., they have to be approved by the Bearded one for authenticity. As any fan knows Lucas has been changing and altering his fictional universe since the beginning with Episode IV, so yeah Glenn you can choose which version you want to go with but these numbers are still consdered the most up to date official stats in the Star Wars universe. To use another often overly used expression among the hardcore fans, the numbers are considered canon as declared by Pope Lucas!
Glenn said on 3/Aug/07
Interesting list.but I go by the first listings that I think came with action figures or comics in 1977.
Ed said on 3/Aug/07
I'm a big Star Wars fan myself and I looked up a few of the main characters heights as listed in the Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. First off they list everyone in meters so you have to use either a calculator and the conversion number for meters to feet, or you can be lazy and use one of the many free online ones. Keep in mind these are just the characters heights not necessarily the actors who played them, although in some cases they are pretty accurate. Here are the heights as listed officially by Lucasfilm themselves:
1. Anakin Skywalker/Hayden Christensen: 1.85 meters=6.069 feet
2. Darth Vader/David Prowse: 2.02 meters=6.627 feet
3. Han Solo/Harrison Ford: 1.8 meters=5.91 feet
4. Luke Sywalker/Mark Hamill: 1.72 meters=5.64 feet
5. Chewbacca/Peter Mayhew: 2.28 meters=7.48 feet
6. Obi Wan Kenobi/Ewan McGregor & Alec Guiness: 1.79 meters=5.87 feet
7. Mace Windu/Samuel L. Jackson: 1.88 meters=6.16 feet
8. Qui Gon Jinn/Liam Neeson: 1.93 meters=6.33 feet
9. Princess Leia/Carrie Fisher: 1.5 meters=4.92 feet
10. Padme Amidala/Natalie Portman: 1.65 meters=5.41 feet
11. C-3PO/Anthony Daniels: 1.67 meters=5.47 feet
12. Lando Calrissian/Billy Dee Williams: 1.77 meters=5.8 feet
13. Count Dooku/Christopher Lee: 1.93 meters=6.33 feet
Glenn said on 3/Aug/07
The height chart is bull.Ive been into Star Wars since 1977,and Luke was 5-9 and Han was 5-11.Lucas is a legit 5-6,and a asshole.read the top of page.Hamill is no taller than 5-7.
guy said on 2/Aug/07
I had a Star Wars height chart growing up. Mark Hamill (or Luke Skywalker actually) was at the 5-8 mark. Han Solo was 6-0 even. Tusken Raider 6-2. Obi Wan 5-10. C 3p0 5-7. Leia 5-00. Darth Vader 6-5 ( the chart, for children, only went just past 6-5). R2 D2 I forget 4? ish or under. Chewie too tall for chart. I think some heights are accurate, others not. The darth Vader character was probably closer to 6-10 or more. David Prowse was 6-5. 6-2 was probably the height of the main Tusken Raider with the famous staff thrust film jiggle. Harrison Ford was actually 6-1 but 6-0 was sufficient for a "tall" label. Alec was probably 5-10 in his prime which is what they went from. Mark Hamill simply didn't look classic "short" in the star wars films (5-6 and under). I believe 5-8 and he looked it next to Harrison Ford. 5-6 is bull.
phil said on 10/Jun/07
looked 5'7''/5'8'' in star wars, just slightly shorter than anthony daniels in suit, and about 2 inchs shorter than Sir Alec, and about 5 inches under Ford. However in some episode 5 scenes looked only about 3-4 inches taller than Fisher.
HellBoundPower said on 13/Apr/07
I see people talking about how he needed major plastic surgery on his face after a car accident, but he himself said that it's all a big rumor, and that all he did was break his nose. I also believe he's 5'8".
hb45 said on 29/Jan/07
I know that on several sites, Mark is listed 5'9" (1,75m), and maybe that's true. But then, why would he have said himself: "I'm 5'8" in my heels" in the 70's? ... unless it's a mistake or a lie of the journalist who wrote that at that time.
DavidCassidysgirl said on 27/Jan/07
Mark Hamill is NOT 5 feet 7 inches...he is 5 feet 9 inches tall....If you look at him standing next to Jonathan brandis in one of the episodes of seaquest he guest starred on...He and Jon are the exact same height..and Jonathan Brandis was 5'9" tall....
McMurphy said on 8/Jan/07
Standing next to George Lucas when he was making the Star Wars films to me he looks about two cm taller then him, if George Lucas is 5'6 (1.68m) it would make sense that Mark Hamill was 5'7 (1.70m) or so.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
If its you Mark,where was or is your apt in NYC located? I know the answer.
[Editor Rob: glenn, its just some idiot, I leave that comment just so I can identify him in future to delete any nonsense...]
leonari said on 5/Jan/07
LOL! Rob your the best man!
Mark Hamill said on 5/Jan/07
Yes this was actually me, i do use the word rubbish, and as i said i am 5'9 (1.75m) barefoot you can come along and measure me if you don't believe me, in fact i invite you to do that.
[Editor Rob: no, you are a moron who wastes my time... Please disengage your hyperdrivel and go back to Endor where you will fit right in with your fellow Ewoks...]
Glenn said on 4/Jan/07
Was that really Mark,Rob?
[Editor Rob: hmm, nah, just random comment]
Spence said on 7/Dec/06
He looks 5'7 to me in Star Wars
Brad said on 12/Oct/06
Carrie Fisher came to Ray Courts' celebrity show. I couldn't believe how small she was....but then her parents are tiny also.
Glenn said on 17/Aug/06
Under 5-7,but over 5-6.
cabbagestew said on 17/Aug/06
I saw Mark in person at Comic Con in 2004. I suspect he's 5 ft 5.
leonari said on 16/Aug/06
Glenn: Which direction are you tending more for Hamill 5'6" or 5'7". I rather see 5'6"...at least in episode V and VI he ddoesn't come across taller...Next to Ford he really looked short...and Carries Fisher is just tiny...
ForensicNYC said on 16/Aug/06
George Lucas is a genius...storyteller.
On January 11, 1977 Mark Hamill suffered a horiffic car smash that caused damage to his nose and face requiring plastic surgery. They were just about to finish Episode IV...
Lucas had a major problem. How to continue the story in Episode V incorporating Hamill's obviously changed face and slight upper lip scar. Brilliant solution: Luke being attacked by an abominable snow creature and injuring his face! Emerging restored from the medical lab, Luke now had the markings of a wounded rebel leader.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
Shoulda gone to Creation Convention down at the Statler Hilton. One of Lucas' assistants was pleading his case that it wasn't "Buck Rogers" and would be great. Imagine that, the tough sell to the NY crowd. Hammill couldn't shake the "kid" image, cost him dearly and the plastic surgery was MAJOR and didn't help either. The guy from "The Mod Squad", Cole had the same thing happen but hushed up: a new face.
Glenn said on 12/Aug/06
Wow Brad.thats great.I saw Star Wars in 1977.44st.
Brad said on 10/Aug/06
Very true. I wrote each Star Wars actors after I saw a preview of Star Wars at the NYC Creation Convention in November 1976. They all wrote back with letters. Those were the days.
Glenn said on 7/Aug/06
Was a great guy.heard he changed.they all get Ebay crazy,trying to milk more money,and not let anyone make money off them.
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
Yes, Hamill's face is major plastic surgery. The powers that be in Hollywood frown on physical injury reports on their bread and butter. It was a major face ripping event from a very bad car accident.
Jordan said on 12/Jul/06
Damn Glenn it looks like mark is a down to earth guy. He must have been a cool guy
Tim said on 10/Jul/06
He might have shrunk with age. It happens.
sf said on 13/Apr/06
Saw the episode of "Just Shoot Me" tonight with Mark Hamill in it. This is actually the third time I've seen it. He looked (and always has) about an inch and a half taller than David Spade to me. I might give him 5'7" at best.
mr. t said on 7/Apr/06
I heard he had a car accident, which is why he looks like hell these days--did that affect his height as well? I know my father was 5'7" or 5'8" age 19, then he got in a car that ran into a tree, that knocked a good two inches off his height. If Hamill's indeed 5'6"-5'7" now, he could have indeed been 5'7" or a bit more in his 20s depending on the severity of the crash.
CONNIE said on 24/Feb/06
I'm 57, so when I read that he was 5'9, I almost puked! From what I've read, he's 5'5 or 5'6, so I'm feeling a bit better now.
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
well any star wars fan can tell you that Hamill looked alot shorter in A New Hope than in the subsequent films
CelebHeights Editor said on 31/Jan/06
Pic with Glenn, who had estimated 5ft 6 or 7...you caught hammill on a good pose!
TheMan said on 13/Jan/06
I know he was seen with david prowse(Darth Vader)6,7 or whatever making him look so short but to me he looks no more than 5,5 anyway he's deffently not even close to average height thats obvious IMO.
Glenn said on 13/Jan/06
5-6 or 5-7.photo proof coming.
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/05
Well, in The Empire Strikes Back end, we can clearly see Mark is around 2" shorter than 5'8" Tony Daniels(C3PO).And Mark where wearing shoes.For me, he is just 5'5".
CelebHeights Editor said on 26/Nov/05
From West Coast Bureau in the 70's: "I'm not so short. I'm 5-foot-8-in my heels. The director, George Lucas, is my size - I'm really playing him in the movie - and he kept putting in short jokes. I never thought of myself as short until George told the world"
CelebHeights Editor said on 1/Sep/05
Tiger Beat Magazine 1977: "He stands 5'7'' tall and weighs around 130 pounds"
CelebHeights Editor said on 24/Aug/05
From a newsgroup: "Maybe a hair under five eight. five seven, perhaps? Judging on his height standing next to me and a friend who I *know* to be five eight, he was a shade shorter... we were in an elevator and all standing still. Also standing together just before a presentation at the convention"
Anshem said on 26/Jul/05
One thing about the character heights of Episode IV: they were converted from Imperial (!) measurements using a multiplier of 1 in=2.5 cm, and rounding the halves down. This can be plainly seen, when accompanied by the according inches: Han Solo 1.80 m/72 in, Darth Vader 2.02 m/81 in, etc.
For characters introduced in the later Episodes, the proper 1 in=2.54 cm multplier seems to have been used.
And it should be remembered that these are character heights, and they have never been claimed to represent the true heights of the actors. Chewbacca's 2.28 m, and Jar Jar 1.96 m...
I've seen the Vader suit – or a replica – up close, and indeed, 206 cm/6'9" seems more right than 202 cm/6'7½". 6'7" tall Dave Prowse had to fit into it, after all.
Mark said on 5/Mar/05
Harrison Ford - 1.80m OK
Mark Hammill - 1.72m bull$hit 168cm
Natalie Portman - 1.65m bull$hit 160-1cm
Hayden Christensen - 1.85m bull$hit 180-183cm
stevestarhgh said on 5/Mar/05
Mark Hamill is not 5'8 he was 5'6 in star wars he maybe shorter now like 5'5 he was shorter then David spade when he appeared on Just shoot me.