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Michael J Fox height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)

Canadian Actor best known for roles in movies like Back to the Future, Mars Attacks!, The Frighteners and Doc Hollywood. To tv audiences he is well known for Spin City and Family Ties. He is quoted in a 1993 Virginian Pilot article as saying: "I'm 5 feet 4 1/2 inches tall. Don't forget the one-half inch". In 2012 (Huffington Post) he also remarked "really I'm five-foot-four"
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Brad says on 29/May/14
Under 5' 4" with Daltrey.
The Exorcist says on 26/May/14
Michael with (5'7.5" listed) Ricky Gervais.
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Michael with (5'5.5" listed) Roger Daltrey.
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Still think he's 5'4", Rob?
[Editor Rob: he can look 5ft 3 today, I think he was 5ft 4 though. His stance the last few years has worsened]
John says on 21/Apr/14
I saw him in a picture with Brian Grant who's 6'9". He was slightly over a foot taller than him but if that's true I'd expect him to be about 5'6 or 5'7 or Brian Grant was around 6'7 or 6'6.
GUK says on 30/Mar/14
I was watching Doc Holiwood and he must be shorter than 5ft 4 when compared to Woody Harrelson. Check out any picture with Woody Harrelson. He's a head taller. 5ft 2 is more like it.
TJ says on 4/Jan/14
I agree Hola. He might have snuck a little over 5'4 out of bed when younger, but 5'4 was I think his walk around height. Now I'd expect it to be closer to 5'3.
Hola says on 27/Dec/13
Requesting a peak list here since he's now active again with his new show. Does not look above 5'3 in it, cant blame him, parkinsons give him a lot of involuntary head movements so perfect posture is arguably impossible, as for his peak - he never seemed insecure about his height, so he slouched as much as anyone and would probably often stand shorter than he was. As listed in prime, 5'3 or below now.
yeye says on 13/Oct/13
Fox might be in the habit of slouching, is part of his image. While 5'4 is indeed short for a man. It's nowhere short enough to give off the impression that he often does. I think he knows that his height can be used as an acting strength and plays the part. Definately a great and funny actor.
Borris says on 30/Sep/13
I seen this video where David Spade walked up to him and David was slightly taller but he might've been wearing boots or something who knows. You can't really tell with this height **** you can only guess. Michael is around 5'4 anyways by the looks of it.
leonari says on 27/Sep/13
I say 162 could be closer but nothing below that mark.
lazur says on 24/Sep/13
c.1993, I was a club doorman. A man asked: "Can we just slip in ?" I replied: "What do you mean 'we' ? " He then pointed downward, to a point between us. I looked down a bit, and then continued to look farther down. Finally, I saw: Standing between us, unseen throughout our conversation, was Michael J Fox. I'm 6'2'. He was more than a big head & neck shorter. I'd be surprised if he was more than 5'3".
c-mo 175cm says on 11/Sep/13
160cm seems more realistic to be honest
Parker says on 18/Jul/13
@MicHaeL H
I couldn't find the clip where they are both barefoot, but here's a scene with Michael in shoes and Heather barefoot

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~5'4 for Michael, and what he claims, seems reasonable.
Parker says on 18/Jul/13
MicHaeL H. says on 17/Jul/13
How about when he's in a scene with Heather Locklear?

There was a scene in Spin City with them both barefoot, Heather looked about an inch taller.

Here's Heather in flats in a recent pic with Michael

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MicHaeL H. says on 17/Jul/13
Parker says on 1/May/13

"Most of the male actors in that series were 6'+ (Richard Kind,Michael Boatman,Barry Bostwick) so not easy to do an accurate height comparison. The top of Michael's head came up to the shoulder of 6'4 Barry Bostwick which is ~ 1 foot. Michael has claimed 5'5 or just under....I always thought he looked the height he's listed."

How about when he's in a scene with Heather Locklear? Apparently she's about the same size. The only problem might be she would be wearing high heels, but if you could figure how much difference that makes (or she happens to wear fairly flat shoes), you could see how they compare. :)

Oh, by the way, I'm not saying that it's off here or anything. It's just an idea in case more comparisons are needed.
Suze says on 16/Jul/13
I never cared that he was short, I had a massive crush on him when he was in Back to the Future and on that 80's television show he was on.....so CUTE!!! "Power of Love".....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mandy says on 9/Jul/13
Yeah, I agree that he is 5'4, but he is totally not above it.
mande2013 says on 30/Jun/13
Is it possible he lost a significant amount of height due to Parkinson's?
lablanche says on 17/Jun/13
I lived in the same town and ran into Michael any number of times and we had great conversations more than once. I am about 5'9'' now, and towered over him. As a tall woman, I have had numerous encounters with short men who suffer from 'short guy syndrome', in other words nasty and sometimes hostile. Never EVER did I experience that from him. EVER. He was charming, intelligent and delightful and I had a complete crush on him and yes, I knew his wife and his son. He is a testament to the phrase, 'nice things come in small packages'. Wonderful man.
Parker says on 17/Jun/13
Look at the Back To Future trilogy - He was taller than Elisabeth Shue who is listed 5'3 on here. He was also a couple of inches taller than Julie Warner in Doc Holiday listed 5'2 here. He's claimed 5'4,5'4.5 and even 5'5!. Lilelyhood is he is (or was) between 5'4 and 5'5. He looks similar build to Daniel Radcliffe to me.
STR8SHOOTR says on 4/Jun/13
I met Fox at a Parkonson's event when he was first diagnosed. I am 5ft4in and I felt tall. No way he is 5'4.
The Great One says on 24/May/13
In the last Back to the future he was almost 30 playing a 17 year old. 5'4" seems spot on
cd says on 24/May/13
I reckon he was 162 cm when he was younger, and more like 161 cm nowadays... barefeet.
mande 2013 says on 18/May/13
Is it possible Fox has never even been a full 5'4? There's a picture where he and Scorsese are roughly the same height, and Marty's 5'3 tops. Not even Estevez, Radcliffe, and David Spade give the impression of being as petit as Fox is.
Parker says on 1/May/13
MicHaeL H. says on 29/Apr/13
I just saw him in an episode of Spin City, he looks like he's 13...
No offense though, I love the guy. Maybe it would be a good idea to look at him in that series, plenty of other actors to directly compare with, and there are often scenes showing their footwear.

Most of the male actors in that series were 6'+ (Richard Kind,Michael Boatman,Barry Bostwick) so not easy to do an accurate height comparison. The top of Michael's head came up to the shoulder of 6'4 Barry Bostwick which is ~ 1 foot. Michael has claimed 5'5 or just under....I always thought he looked the height he's listed.
Randy says on 30/Apr/13
I met MJF in 1996. He's tiny. I would have thought 5'3" in trainers.
MicHaeL H. says on 29/Apr/13
I just saw him in an episode of Spin City, he looks like he's 13...
No offense though, I love the guy. Maybe it would be a good idea to look at him in that series, plenty of other actors to directly compare with, and there are often scenes showing their footwear.
I think it's pretty safe to say that most men wear similar shoes or heels in that series anyway.
GaryHudson says on 5/Mar/13
I met him in person. He stands about 5'4.
Will says on 25/Jan/13
J. Fox is not 5'4 1/2" in his life ever at all. I can buy he is 5ft 3.
Parker says on 25/Jan/13
I watched Doc Hollywood the other night. He definately had a good 2 inches over Julia Warner in equal flat footwear.Julia is listed at 5'2..........whether she is I don't know.
Will says on 19/Jan/13
Michael J. Fox is only 5'3 1/2" in my opinion. Not 5ft 4in at all.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Dec/12
Watching Back to the Future now and in all honesty he can look as low as 5 ft 2 at times. Although he did just about look 5'4" next to Jennifer in it..
Parker says on 22/Dec/12
he Exorcist says on 8/Dec/12
@Parker: Right! But bear in mind that Christipher Lloyd has a really long face. Look at the size of his forehead! The distance from his eyes to the top of his skull is a lot longer than most (people's).
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The difference between MJF and Christopher Lloyd is a little bit more than 8", IMO.

Yes I agree - just looked at Rob with Christopher Llloyd. Michael looks around 5'3. Definately thought he was close to 5'5 in secret of my success
The Exorcist says on 8/Dec/12
@Parker: Right! But bear in mind that Christipher Lloyd has a really long face. Look at the size of his forehead! The distance from his eyes to the top of his skull is a lot longer than most (people's).
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The difference between MJF and Christopher Lloyd is a little bit more than 8", IMO.
Parker says on 6/Dec/12
The Exorcist says on 22/Nov/12
I think he's probably a little bit less than 5'4" nowadays. Maybe 5'3.5

Here he is with 6'0" Christopher Lloyd.
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5'4 still looks good if Christopher Lloyd is 6 foot. He hasn't got a clear full head on Michael.
The Exorcist says on 22/Nov/12
I think he's probably a little bit less than 5'4" nowadays. Maybe 5'3.5

Here he is with 6'0" Christopher Lloyd.
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Mike says on 21/Nov/12
Michael J. Fox only 5'4". Yeah, we all know, he is so short in human stature.
MJF says on 16/Nov/12
He is about 5'4 and a half I've seen him before. He's now doing research on microchips.
Will says on 14/Nov/12
Michael J Fox is to forever stay, act, be a midget. Sorry buddy, Mike, why are you so short?
Lawrence says on 28/Oct/12
I agree Rick, you couldn't have said it better, sir!
Shaun says on 10/Oct/12
5'4" flat seems about right. He always seems a great guy, the chicks loved him in the 80s and 90s too. No Christmas is complete without seeing the Back to the Future films!
Zach says on 17/Aug/12
MJF is awesome regardless of height. I've stayed about 5'4" for almost 2 years now, I really wanna be tall but I guess it's just not happening, anyway if Michael J Fox has gotten this far, I have just as much of a chance
Ann (PCI) says on 11/Feb/12
I've been a fan since "Life With Mikey.
And have prayed for him for many years that God would bless him to recover form
Parkinson's Disease. Hope he is feeling well.
Shannon says on 10/Feb/12
I love that he was honest about his height. Most short actors like to push it and say they're 5'7" when everyone knows they're not. It's refreshing to see a short guy embrace his height and be honest.
SIlent d says on 1/Feb/12
5 foot 4.
Rick says on 28/Jan/12
Just cause your tall that doesn't make you a better,smarter or a tuffer person.Michael J fox one off the greats.
John says on 25/Jan/12
I know this is a site dedicated to the height of celebrities, so I'm not gonna act outraged or hysterical like some people do. I will say this, though: Michael J. Fox is probably one of the coolest, nicest and most honest celebrities out there. Even the fact that he is straightforward about his height (short even by Hollywood standards) is refreshing. A seriously stand-up guy, no pun intended. A lot of celebrities could learn from this dude.
lauren says on 24/Jan/12
i knew michael was short but not that short! i was 5 ft 3 in at eleven!! he really wasnt much taller than me... but i think he was definately taller in his BTTF days... i miss family ties and back to the future..
michael was my first crush...

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