How tall is Michael Ironside

Michael Ironside's Height

5ft 9.5in (177 cm)

Canadian Actor best known for roles in movies such as Total Recall, Starship Troopers, The Machinist and Terminator Salvation. In tv he is known for roles in V and SeaQuest 2032. We met him at the London Film Con in July 2009.

Michael Ironside at LFCC
5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny and Michael.

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 9.08in (175.5cm)
Ted 85 said on 4/Mar/17
I encountered this guy in person recently when he hosted a screening of Scanners. I went to the bathroom in the middle of the film and coincidentally, there he was in the urinal line right in front of me. He turned around and looked me in the eye with that steely gaze and I tried to play it cool and not dork out. Anyway star struck chills aside, I was kind of stunned by how short he was. He was wearing hiking boots which typically add at least two inches to one's height and even in them he could not have been more than five feet seven inches. It was nuts, I remembered in Total recall how he looked damn near the same height as Arnold S, and here he was in front oh me and I felt like I could eat him in a sandwich (Full disclosure, I'm six feet two and a half, 278 lbs) So yeah, it's not hard for a decent amount of guys to look small around me, but even so, my mom is five feet seven and I know from a lifetime of exposure what it looks like and he was most certainly in that range. Oh well, he's 68 years old so, some height loss is probable, and for the record he was very stocky and had a really muscular frame for his age, I suppose when younger he could have pulled off looking way bigger than he really is, still can't believe he was ever five feet nine or ten however. His voice is just as awesome in real life for the record.
celebheights admin said on 20/Feb/17
rob is actually 5'10 in disguise. ooh scary! ~~
The Horse of FUNK said on 19/Feb/17
Damn, I expected about 6'0" for ol' Ironside based on Starship Troopers. While he might not be that tall, he's physically broad, tends to carry himself well, and has screen presence.
Csimpson 6ft said on 21/Dec/16
Yeah he could be 176cm range today, how old is he now Rob?
Adamz said on 3/Sep/16
Woody Harrelson.... also quintessential medium-height.
Adamz said on 3/Sep/16
Kevin Spacey medium too.
Adamz said on 3/Sep/16
177cm guys always look quintessential medium-height. He looks it in his movies too, as do Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Norman Reedus, and etc.
Pierre said on 3/Aug/16
He's about the same posture than Jenny, i think his eyes are about 1 inch higher than Jenny's eyes.He has a stronger forehead compared to Jenny imo.I see Michael around 5"9.5' too.
NBAer said on 24/Mar/16
Looks 176cm next to Rob,although judging by his voice-over of Sam Fisher in the Splinter Cell franchise,i would have thought the guy was easily 182cm+,his deep voice always fooled me.
miko said on 12/May/15
I'd say he was likely 5'9.75/5'10 prime and is more 5'9 today.
Judd said on 25/Jan/15
Rob is possible 5'9-9.25" today? Is what he does look with you!
[Editor Rob: he is around 176 range I think today.]
Joe said on 31/Dec/14
I am surprised by this listing, I always thought Ironside was 5'11", maybe 6 foot. He looked tall in some of the movies, like Total Recall and Highlander 2. He finally got to play a hero as the voice of Sam Fisher, it was kind of sad he spent most of his careers portraying bad guys.
Sam said on 12/Dec/14
5'9.5" peak, 5'9" today you think Rob? If so, perhaps put up the peak and current heights.
Andrew M said on 4/Oct/14
I always thought he'd be less than this, certainly next to Marc Singer in "V".
But even in "The Next Karate Kid", I don't remember him seeming much bigger than Mr. Myagi (Pat Noriyuki).
Vibram said on 25/Sep/14
PLB says on 5/Jul/13
He's an excellent example of someone who as Obama is fond of saying "Punches above his weight". Or in this case height. He packs a lot of menace in that little frame.
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Lol, since when has 5ft9 been little? Its average.
Dmeyer said on 5/Aug/14
Defenetly a strong 0.5in more than in this pic at peak
Amaze said on 1/Aug/14
my good ole sam fisher :) splinter cell will never be the same without him
read somewhere that sam's height was taken off Michael who voices him, sam is 5'10 or 178cm. i'd say mike is 5'10.
RisingForce said on 1/Aug/14
Gave a pretty tall impression in Visiting Hours from 1982, but I'll have to check the cast and see how tall they were supposed to be, and Ironside was wearing cowboy boots, but there's no way I buy him at less than 5'10" peak. However, what was more noticeable in that movie was Shatner's awful toupee.
Sam said on 21/Mar/14
He's another guy who seems taller and more imposing on screen due to the nature of his characters and, for my part, confusing him in the 80s and early 90s with fellow gruff, balding and usually villainous Kurtwood Smith. Christian Bale seems to have at least 2 inches of height over Ironside.
miko said on 4/Oct/13
Also I've just watched an interview with Ironside where he states he's had both knee's replaced, another possible cause of height loss.
[Editor Rob: quite possibly reason he lost a bit of height]
miko said on 4/Oct/13
I do think he was a 5'10 prime, he is 63 now.
PLB said on 5/Jul/13
He's an excellent example of someone who as Obama is fond of saying "Punches above his weight". Or in this case height. He packs a lot of menace in that little frame.
LG69 said on 6/Jun/13
5'9 1/2"
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 30/Oct/12
Looked a solid 5'10 in Total Recall near Arnold.

Around 5'9 now.
RisingForce said on 11/Oct/12
I remember this guy. Thought he'd be taller, maybe he's lost height. Hey Rob, did you say "See ya at da party, Richter?"
185cm or so said on 28/Sep/12
Looks 5'8.5" MAX here.
CaptainSpaulding said on 2/Dec/11
The guys leaning his head to the side and is also in his 60s so he prob lost some hight. I'd say a solid 5'10" in his younger days.
avi said on 21/Sep/11
5'9. Rob why are you so generous? just cause he feels more than an inch taller doesnt mean her is...
Legend said on 2/Sep/11
176cm now
Hansen said on 22/Aug/11
in 1982 scanners he looks acts terrific as a bad guy role and look tall like 5ft11. never know he was only over 5ft8 range. perhaps 5ft8.75(174.75cm) ?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/11
178cm peak
176cm now
James said on 2/Jun/11
176cm
kae said on 31/May/11
174 cm
Triplescrew said on 7/Mar/11
No matter what his height is, he still has a more badass voice than anyone on this website.
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 24/Feb/11
5'10 peak
5'9 now

He looked 5'10 in Total Recall, he was taller than 5'8 Sharon Stone.
SolidSnake said on 12/Feb/11
Looks 5 foot 9
Felipe said on 21/Oct/10
Great actor with an amazing voice!

I really think that he was at least 180cm when younger, but do you people noticed how awkward is his walking?

I think he had some sort of problem that made him shrunk.
Mark said on 9/Sep/07
In "V" it seems he is wearing cowboy boots and looks about 3-4" shorter then 6'2" Marc Singer. 5'10" is very plausible.
Franco said on 7/Apr/07
honestly he looks 5'11 with shoes, so 5'10 barefoot is not out of the question.

id say 5'9.5 to 5'10 max
CelebHeights Editor said on 2/Nov/05
In an old People magazine when talking of Total Recall, it described: "''Some people thought they should hire a large man to balance out Arnold,'' says 5 ft. 10 3/4 in., 185-lb. Michael".

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