How tall is Michael Emerson

Michael Emerson's Height

5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

American Actor best known for playing Benjamin Linus on LOST, Harold Finch on Persons of Interest and Zep in the first installment of the SAW series.

How tall is Michael Emerson
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Andrea said on 16/Jul/16
Wow, Rob, it seems that even Harold Finch will be at the LFCC!!!
That event will be full of big names (at least for me)!
Let's just hope nobody cancels it!
I confirm what i already said... I bet he'd be very similar to you in person, 5'8.25 or 5'8.5 is my guess!
Editor Rob: yes it is less likely he would cancel, so I will see if he is nearer 5ft 9 in person or not.
Andrea said on 14/Nov/15
Rob, it seems you put him at 5'7.5 at some point? That's a bit surprising because i really wouldn't guess him under 5'8! He generally can look anywhere between 5'8 and 5'9...
Has he ever done any comic con? I bet he'd be very similar to you, if you ever get him in a photo!
Editor Rob: he was never that low, I am sure he went 174-3-4, he was once scheduled as a guest but cancelled, another never to be seen over here for an event!
Patrick 1.75m said on 25/Feb/15
I really dont think he is small. Yea, 1.74m are small too, but he looks average height. So 1.74m is the start of what i can believe for him.

Maybe Caviziel isnt that tall and make Emerson look taller. But i believe in Emerson. Im sure he is 1.75 or 1.76m
Dmeyer said on 27/Jan/15
Standing by himself looks 170cm but when standing with people nearer 175cm
patrick said on 20/Jan/15
Remember him not looking short like 1.72m. (he was it befour here)
And on Person of Interest, he can look average height. Especially, if you watch him alone. And not next to tall people.

He is taller then 1.74m for sure. Im 1.75. And he not looking smaller than me.
Andrea said on 22/May/14
You had that look, Rob? Btw, have you ever watched Person of Interest? Great show ;) Jim Caviezel looks the typical tall guy, 185-187 and he looks average, maybe 4-4.5 inches shorter...
[Editor Rob: 3 episodes but too many shows and wasn't as much a fan, like agents of shield I gave up on that, I've had a glance and 8.75 is a possible change]
Andrea said on 20/May/14
Rob, what stops you from giving him 5'9? I remember you said he doesnt look it with some losties, which ones? He for sure can look 5'8.5 sometimes, but i don't think 5'9 is impossible... And you always go with the top. I wonder from where the 5'8 listings on the net come. He never looks under this listing and he could in fact be taller.
[Editor Rob: yeah he can look 5ft 9, maybe an almost 5ft 9 listing is nearer the mark, I will have a look again]
Sam said on 1/Mar/14
174 is a good guess, about 5 in shorter than 6'1.5" Caviezel
Peyman said on 23/Feb/14
173 for him & 174 for Nestor Carbonell
no way he is taller/shorter than Rob!
hair style plays a big role when it comes to tall impression
& no need to say that Carbonell is way shorter than Henry Ian Cusick who you've recently met. around two inches I think
Patrick 1.75.5m said on 6/Dec/13
In Person of Interest, Episode 11, he was described as 1.75m, in the german version. Maybe you can watch the englisch version, Rob. Think, he is that height.
Sarah said on 8/Oct/13
He's probably about 5'9"
Bakel said on 7/Jul/13
I don't think he is just 5ft8. To be honest, he always looks around 5ft10 next to other actors. However he gives a smallish impression.
Look at him next to 5ft10 Nestor Carbonell and 6ft1/6ft1.5 Terry O'Quinn:
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Here he looks a bit taller than Carbonell and only 3.5 inches shorter than Terry O'Quinn.
rob89 said on 6/Mar/13
Agreed, he looks a strong 5'8" guy rather than 5'8" flat, 173-174 cm is his range most likely. In Person of Interest he only appears at most 4 inches shorter than the supposedly weak 6'2" Jim Caviezel, never almost 6. I actually thought Caviezel was just 6' flat before checking his listing here, since he really doesn't seem to tower over Emerson on that show.

In Lost as well, the trio Matthew Fox, Josh Holloway and Terry O'Quinn (again supposedly 6'1"-6'2" guys) weren't that much taller than him either, they had maybe 3"-4" on him; certainly not 5"-6".

I just think it's strange how he can give a 5'9"-5'10" illusion a lot and not get towered by guys who're supposed to be way taller than him. Hmmm... makes me question if those guys are really as tall as their claims/listings.
Hullywood said on 9/Sep/12
Yes, he isnt tall, but never looked short to me in lost. Im 1.75m and i really think he looks that height, but 1.73m ist not enough.
Sam said on 31/Aug/12
On the Season 1 episode "Super", the dialog of the guest star who plays the title role describes Emerson's character as approximately 5'9".
ANDREA[ITA] said on 31/Jul/12
Rob, could you explain me how he can look not short next to guys like Matthew Fox or Terry O'Quinn, who are supposed to be about 6 inches taller than him? I just saw all Lost and the scene where he looks "shortest", it was like max 5 inches difference! Could he be 5'9?
[Editor Rob: a chance 174 maybe]
Caesar said on 15/Jun/07
5'8 seems right, though I could go as low as 5'7 and 1/2 if Mitchell is only 5'8.5. Fairly tall cast of characters, with Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Mitchell, so Emerson looks especially short despite being just a little below average.

[Editor Rob: its probably fairer yeah.]
Caesar said on 15/Jun/07
Thanks for putting him up. I love his acting and his character, but he looks more than half an inch shorter than 5'9 Elizabeth Mitchell...

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