Matthew Broderick's Height
5ft 7.5in (171 cm)
American actor best known for films such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, WarGames, Glory, Godzilla and Project X.
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5ft 6.9in (169.9cm)
said on 4/Dec/16
Rob, he was shorter than Glenn. How do you have him at 5'7.5"? Was just on Late Night With Stephen Colbert.
Editor Rob: I can't remember how well Matthew was standing with Glenn, but at times Broderick certainly can look at most a 5ft 7 man.
Anon said on 5/Nov/16
Looks a weak 5-7
thekillingjoke said on 10/Jul/15
5'7 seems about right for Broderick. He's clearly taller than 5'5 Nathan Lane by a couple of inches in The Producers.
Amaze said on 8/May/15
Great film Ferris bueller was.
He's not legit short he's just a shortish guy
Anthony said on 25/Feb/15
5'7? I've never noticed his height before. This is a suprise to me
Arch Stanton said on 8/Nov/14
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is really one of the all time great comedy movies. I can't see him above this anyway.
bodwaya said on 14/Aug/14
i find it weird how i read in family ties they didnt want michael j fox cause he was too short well average height is 5foot 9 and broderick 2 inches below sure hes higher the fox but matthew still considered short
Arch Stanton said on 24/Feb/14
Looked more 5 ft 7 flat in Ladyhawke in 1985, rather geeky to boot.
Alex97 said on 12/Jan/14
I think 5'7.5 is about right. He isn't 5'8 as he doesn't look 4 inches taller than Mia Sara who is 5'4 in Ferris Bueller.
goose said on 18/Sep/13
Lived in the building next to me in Soho and saw him over a dozen times - 5'7 3/4 seems accurate. Surprisingly BTW, major jerk according to everyone in the neighborhood but in a subtle kind of way.
Silent d said on 23/Jun/13
He looked 5 foot 7.5 next to ty burrell who could be close to 6 foot.
ChUcKLeS said on 23/Apr/13
I have met Mathew... seems to be pretty close to 5ft 7 +
Chris said on 7/Feb/13
How can you summarize his career without mentioning FBDO or Lion King?
CBM said on 14/Dec/12
Gives a 5'6.5 impression which he could be. Maybe he was 5'7 range when he was younger.
Chris said on 15/Nov/12
Just saw him standing next to Ty Burrell.
Danny said on 19/Aug/12
I think you guys are selling him short, I met him at the stagedoor after a show and he was at least an inch taller than me at 5'7.5"
Silent d said on 10/Dec/11
He always looked short to me. I think he is slightly taller than 5 foot 6 ben stiller and 5 foot 6 jack black. 169cm.
Phil said on 24/Oct/11
Worked on a movie with him in the mid-90s and he was no more than 5'7" then. In his newest movie, he looks a good 3 inches shorter than Eddie Murphy who's 5'9"
SpaceInvaduhs said on 17/Jul/11
5'6" flat! Didn't you watch War Games? There were scenes where 5'5" Ally Sheedy actually looked TALLER than him. 5'6" for sure. Look at his arms.
Random Person said on 13/Mar/11
I agree with Anonymous below. My guess is he's in the 168 - 170 ranges. Fantastic actor!
K4 said on 19/Feb/11
I don't think Broderick was ever 172-173cm, that's probably with shoes. I'd say he's probably 168-170cm.
trueheight said on 14/Sep/07
I'll buy 5'7.5 - no way is he 5'6
phil said on 24/Aug/07
...and you spent an entire day on a movie set standing beside him like I did...right? He's 5'6"!
Jon Doe said on 13/Aug/07
He's 5'7 definetly I think you people are making up the 5'6 estimates/sitings of him.Seriously 5'7-5'8 aint a bad height anyway.But seriously no way is he 5'6.
phil said on 21/Jul/07
I'll repeat what I posted over a year ago that I worked an entire afternoon with him in the movie "Mrs. Parker & the Viscious Circle". I had a speaking role and was standing right beside him over and over again. We both has shoes that were given to us by wardrobe (the movie was set in the 1920s os so) and he was no taller than 5'6" and I'm 5'9". The rest of you can say whatever you want, but unless you've actually spent time with these people, you don't know anything about how tall they are. The above pic with Gleen says it all anyway. Look at their eyes...Broderick is 2 inches shorter that 5'8" Glenn.
Zoe said on 2/Jul/07
Then Uma thurman has to be 190cm tall, Broderick stood only up to her collar bone in the film "The Producers"!!!
Anonymous said on 28/May/07
Shredder, you forget Broderick is leaning a bit. He could be 5'7.75.
Brad said on 10/May/07
I agree with the actor who worked with him but I'll add a 1/2". 5.6.5". He likes being by his short wife, looks great in photos....people forget or don't know: she's really small.
the shredder said on 29/Apr/07
Yea , I don't see him near 5'8 ... more like 5'6.75 !!! ... I agree , he does not look past a flat 5'7 with Glenn look where there eyes are and the top of there heads . 5'7.5 is nothing but but a height in shoes .
Viper said on 29/Apr/07
Hes leaning a little in the picture, but it would still be an inch difference.
leonari said on 28/Apr/07
he is no taller than 5'7".Hell I even say 5'6.5"!!!
Viper said on 28/Apr/07
Yeah, he looks no taller than 5-7 with Glenn.
Stalker said on 23/Apr/07
Aussie Bloke said true , If Glenn about 5'8'' Matthew's height exactly not taller than 171 cm. May be he's 5'6''.
Aussie Bloke said on 6/Feb/07
Let's face it, he looks clearly shorter than Glenn in that picture. Look at them from eye-level perspective. Glenns eyes are around 1-2 inches above Brodericks, so If glen is around 173cm, you would have to give broderick 169-170cm. H might be around 5ft7.5, but he does look clearly shorter than Glenn
Anonymous said on 6/Jan/07
I met him while he was on Broadway in the mid-90s. I'm 5-7.5 and he looked at least an inch short than me.
Glenn said on 25/Sep/06
He is close to 5-8.over 5-7.
leonari said on 25/Sep/06
Glenn what do you say? How tall is Broderick?
anonymous2 said on 24/Sep/06
I agree with leonari, 5'6.5".
said on 21/Apr/06
Dont forget Barbara Eden pic Rob.thanks!
[Editor Rob: I'd added her same time as the Jeanie guy hagman.
Barbara Eden page and photo with Glenn.
Glenn, what did you make of both Eden and Broderick in person...]
Editor Rob said on 21/Apr/06
A picture of Matthew and Glenn up.
leonari said on 25/Mar/06
He always looked short to me...I have seen listings of 5'9"...out of the question....I say 5'6.5" .After all he is a fair bit taller than wife Sarah Jessica PArker.
Marc said on 13/Mar/06
I think he is only about 5'7".
phil said on 12/Feb/06
The scene I did was when the bar gets raided by the police. I'm the bartender who says "cops are here, everybody speakeasy". I spent an entire afternoon on set with him. We were standing beside each other several times. He was a good 3 inches shorter than me and I had regular shoes on with a 3/4" heel. I'm 5'9" so he's 5"6" max.
trueheight said on 9/Feb/06
Not to discount you phil, but solid proof is necessary. I have that w/ Ferris Beuller's Day off, he is a solid 5'7, 5'8 w/ shoes. Its right there in front of your eyes. I would say that Broder was 5'8 as a young adult, but seems to have shrunk a BIT; or maybe everyone else is just getting better shoes made, its plausible
phil said on 3/Feb/06
Read my lips. I did a scene with him in a movie. He is 5"6" tall.
[Editor Rob: which scene?]
trueheight said on 30/Jan/06
thats because Lane probably wears lifts; no not probably definately. Broderick looks at the LEAST 5'7 in Ferris Beuller's day off.
phil said on 29/Jan/06
I work as an actor and did a scene with Matthew Broderick in the movie Mrs. Parker and the Viscious Circle. I am 5'9'' and I was looking down at him. He is 5'6" at the most and Sarah Jessica Parker is no more than 5'1" tall.
Travis said on 27/Jan/06
hes only 5'6"
TPH said on 6/Jan/06
When he is photographed with 5'5 Nathan lane he appears barely an inch taller ........ He is prob 5'6 no more