How tall is Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton's Height

5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9in (175 cm)
American actor best known for starring as Batman, and appearing in movies such as White Noise, Birdman, Pacific Heights, Night Shift, Gung Ho, Beetlejuice, Clean and Sober, Jackie Brown and The Other Guys. A 1989 article mentioned "Keaton stands 5 feet 10 in his Guccis".


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James B said on 20/Apr/16
Always pictured Keaton as being a small guy even though he's dead on average.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Apr/16
Amazing how much this guy has changed over the years. in Mr. Mom he looked a right dork, wimpy. Nowadays he looks quite a tough alpha male type, military sort of demeanour. Never had that in the early 80s!
Lmeister said on 24/Mar/16
This listing is spot on. Keaton is a tad taller than Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci. Peak height could have been 176-177cm.
Jug said on 23/Mar/16
I think about 5'8. Christopher Walken was considerably taller than him in Batman Returns.
gp said on 20/Mar/16
Sammy they said 6' bat in terms of a figure of speech,not that they measured him/Could they say is: there a 5'9.5 Bat terrorizing the city?They ball parked him compared to a real Bat that is only a few inches tall.And remember the 6'2 stats from DC were taken from Filmation productions who took them from Adam West when they had to create the cartoon Batman right after the 66 live series.Which was right after the shows exit in 1968.There were never any official stats given to the character be it from Kane or Fingers.Actually the first screen Batman was Lewis Wilson in the 40's serials and he was between 5'10-11.For Kane not having objected meant that it was ok for the crusader to be that tall.
and Batman was mostly based from Douglas Fairbanks playing Zorro.Fairbanks was said to be 5'9, but who knows he could've also been 5'8 since many used to lie about their height back then..We have to forget about Batman's height what counts is that they act and look awesome!
Sammy Derrick said on 15/Mar/16
If this guy was 20-30 years younger and someone decided to cast him as Batman/Bruce Wayne,social media(mostly twitter and Instagram) would EXPLODE!!!
In the first Batman movie,it is said "...is there a SIX FOOT BAT terrorizing Gotham?..."Good news is that they made BATMAN look 6'0 but Bruce Wayne looked 5'9(If you observe closely,mostly due to the bat ears and the boots).
Michael Keaton looked like the typical middle-aged redneck and being 5'9 or average height meant that he didn't make a very passable Bruce Wayne.
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I think if producers wanted they could have made him look taller as Bruce Wayne as evident in the photos above.
5ft 9.25 said on 11/Mar/16
He looks pretty tall in the pic. Just from judgin' this I would have guessed 6'1 or so! :)
Sam said on 29/Feb/16
Keaton looks short with this random assemblage but could look near 2 inches over Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight.
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/16
mande2013 said on 9/Jan/16
So who else do you guys think could pull off what both Keaton and Bill Murray did, having brief moments of glory in the 80s and early 90s only to then flounder for many years before making middle-aged comebacks in 'indie' films? Ray Liotta perhaps?

Ray Liotta should really team up with Scorsese again
James B said on 20/Feb/16
Struck me as looking average or small sized in his movies.

He could look short maybe because of his build
mande2013 said on 9/Jan/16
So who else do you guys think could pull off what both Keaton and Bill Murray did, having brief moments of glory in the 80s and early 90s only to then flounder for many years before making middle-aged comebacks in 'indie' films? Ray Liotta perhaps?
mande2013 said on 9/Jan/16
Perhaps a weak 5'9 peak and closer to 5'8 even nowadays? I always saw Keaton as a textbook *weak average* guy like Jeremy Renner or Joaquin Phoenix. 5'7 is a joke for him.
WhoCares said on 29/Dec/15
Needs a downgrade. About the same height (+/- 1cm) as Mark Ruffalo in the latest movie
charlie said on 8/Dec/15
We see actors on tv and assume they are that tall in real life.I am a 5 foot 10 male and if I met Michael Keaton I would be towering over him. Remember in movies like Mr Mom, night shift in which Michael Heaton played in both they usually cast actors who are close in height range like Martin Mull. He was in Mr Mom and he would be around 5 foot 7 or 5 foot 8 now like Keaton.In Batman sure Keaton appeared taller because his suit made him taller.Thats the who idea about the batman suit is to intimidate people and height does intimidate many people a s I myself have realised living in Canada at 5 foot 10 inches I intimidate most men who average 5 foot 6 inches
charlie said on 8/Dec/15
his height today would be 5 foot 7.5 to 5 foot 8 max. Hes listed as being 5 foot 10. who comes up with these crazy height figures for actors. There is no way he was every 5 foot 10 because im 5 foot 10 and I see my self as very tall. But when I look at Michael Keaton he presents himself as lower than average. Closers to Tom Cruises height I would say
Matt said on 2/Nov/15
That seems accurate, because it looked like he had two inches on Teri Garr in Mr. Mom.
Sam said on 17/Aug/15
Haha, funny discussion, guys, good job educating everybody that movies can deceive you on actor's heights or phyisques, nobody else here was aware of that. Totally disllusioned now that I know that Routh or Cavill can't actually fly, because that's the same thing as judging some actors standing next to each other in a scene.
Bogart didn't wear high heels, he wore a massive pair of what looked like the world's most make-shift and massive pimp shoes.
Harold said on 26/Jul/15
Jay: Amen. It is beyond comprehension to me how the audience is gulled and manipulated by the entertaint industry. I understand willing suspension of disbelief, but this has been going since George Raft stood on box next to his female co-star or Alan Ladd, ditto, or Humphrey Bogart wearing high heels to stand taller than Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca. Today, with CGI and the ability to put someone's head on someone else's body on screen, it's a whole new world of deception. That's Entertainment.
RobV said on 25/Jul/15
@Jay. It is strange how people do not understand the degree to which the production of movies is so divorced from actual reality. Just as Brandon Routh or Henry Cavill cannot actually fly, so the appearance of actors is altered to suit the desired result. And height in particular. One of the guys who worked on Cavill's muscle suit said it was just weird how fans refused to believe that he wore one as they were buying into some superhero image (sold of course by the film-makers). The physique the way it shows through the costume (eg the abs) is physically impossible because of the science around the body and materials, so to create an appearance on 'natural' involves costume design and muscle addition in a very sophisticated way to create the illusion. But one suspects that many WANT to believe the illusion, or do not have the mental ability to get over the hype and magic tricks of camera and film-making.
Jay said on 23/Jul/15
I don't get how you guys are drawing your conclusions from movies. You do know they *(movie production team)* some times adjust an actors height with lifts and in some cases, even have them on top of a plank, etc, in order to achieve a certain height? The only definitive way to know, is to have Keaton take off his shoes and stand on a scale and measure his height from there.
gp said on 12/Jul/15
Sam I did read that and before Kilmer I have been told by a friend ho actually met Bob Kane and Kane 's perfect Batman if he had to chose an actor would've been none other than 5'11 Robert Wagner.
Ron said on 29/Jun/15
Sam - yes indeed it does, though let me explain. Check out the pictures of Nicholson getting right in Keaton's face, he shoulders are higher, his facial points are higher even allowing for tilt despite Keaton being kept ramrod straight by the suit.
I'm a props guy, I've been in, and studied, the suit. The boots have a 1.55 inch heel and wearing the cowl you get about 0.6 inches extra on the top of the head. That's a 2.15 inch advantage. Nicholson's shoes have a half inch heel - that leaves about 1.65 advantage and to my eye Nicholson looks at least an inch and a bit taller, so accounting for costume nearly 3 inches. Unless hes in lifts...
James B said on 28/Jun/15
You guys are aware that bob Kane thought Kilmer was the best batman?
Sam said on 25/Jun/15
Hmm, Ron does that really look like a 3 inch difference between Nicholson and Keaton to you?
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Ron said on 24/Jun/15
Thank you GP for that, I'd wondered a few times myself. It's actually disheartened me a bit in Arkham Knight the attitude to height. The majority of "normal" males are all 6', then you have the "short" techie guys at 5'9 - quite insulting! And what's more Batman at a supposed 6'2 towers everyone! He's at least 6'5/6! It really did dishearten me to see such obvious "bigger is better" written all over the game.

Equally, I don't disagree with Keaton's or Nicholson's listings, but why is it that Nicholson looks about 3 inches taller than Keaton at least in all the promo images? Lifts maybe?
gp said on 10/Apr/15
Just as I thought.I finally got the story of Batman's 6'2 height.1st of all it was not given by his creators Bob Kane and Bill Fingers. It was first given by Filmation Cartoons and just like I said it was based on Adam West's height.When the live Batman series ended in early 1968 Filmation took over and turned the series into cartoons,and since Adam West was recognized as the Batman of the time,they took his and Burt Ward's specs to create the cartoon,and it was passed on.So It was given in 1968,but before that it wasn't a main issue.So had Adam West never done Batman and say Keaton would've started it ,the specs would 've been his.
Sam said on 6/Apr/15
I think Norman Reedus looked a not-particularly-strong 1 inch taller than Keaton on SNL over the weekend.
the shredder said on 17/Mar/15
He was at least 5'9 in his peak or even 5'9.5
jtm said on 14/Mar/15
5'8 range now and peak.
APK said on 12/Mar/15
Rob, what woul you say about his son´s height?
[Editor Rob: can look in 6ft 2-3 range.]
Judd said on 12/Mar/15
5'9"...i thought he was 5'9.5"...
Rob with Keaton at 5'9" it's hard to me believe that Norton is still a strong 6'0" guy...
gp said on 5/Mar/15
For myself Michael Keaton tops all the Batmen.He was the most popular I'd say equal to Adam West.His facial features almost look like the cowl itself .He had the best voice ,probably best costume although I personally would've still wanted it in Grey and dark blue like the original Batman.His height wasn't that bad I mean he wasn't a midget and wasn't too small.I just would've liked him to have a body like Sly Stallone.At least it would've made him look pretty bulky and solid instead of being slim.I mean if someone doesn't have height at least he could look great with mass,C.Bale wasn't a bad Batman he just looked like all the other action movie actors like Bruce Willis,Arnold,Vin Diesel etc.The only difference was that he wore a mask and they didn't.Val Kilmer physically looked a tad like a young Marlon Brando just didn't match what Bruce Wayne would look like.Unfortunately Clooney looked the best as Wayne,being himself at the time a wealthy bachelor,but just didn't have the chops for Batman, too passive. And of course Adam West was cool but too goofy as Batman.In the brawls you could see him bend down to fight the little villains .For myself the best Dynamic duo would've been Robert Vaughn with David McCallum they were so exciting to watch as the agents from M F UNCLE.Would've made a wicked Batman and Robinteam up back in the 60's.
the shredder said on 2/Mar/15
He looks between 5 '8 and 9
Joe said on 1/Mar/15
When he portrayed Batman, I really thought he was 6 feet tall, maybe even 5'11" minimum, but in Birdman seeing him next to Ed Norton who in my most educated guess is about 5'11 to 5'11.5", Norton starred in Fight Club with 5'11 Brad Pitt and filmed numerous scenes together barefoot and they bot looked the same size, North appeared to be at least 3 inches taller. I would have to guess he is currently 5'8", I think he may have been around 5'9". He was not the most charismatic Batman character, he did not nail the character the way Christopher Reeve nailed Superman, Christian Bale portrayed the definitive Batman, so much that no actor could ever top Bale, and that is why Ben Affleck is so widely derided for being chosen to succeed him.
the shredder said on 1/Mar/15
Rob , can he be 5 '8.75 now ?
[Editor Rob: he could drop a fraction or cm by 60.]
the shredder said on 25/Feb/15
MD , he looks about an inch shorter than David who is close to 5'8 , 5'8.75 Keaton can be. He is over a flat 5 '8 .
the shredder said on 24/Feb/15
He looks barely 5'9 now
MD said on 23/Feb/15
I concur with Alexandra. I'm beginning to think he's pretty significantly overlisted, which surprised me, because I always thought he was this height. Just saw him on the red carpet at the Oscars with Ryan Seacrest, and even initially considering Ryan may have been in something, they looked nearly exactly the same height. And, then I saw this picture of him and 5'7.75" David Oyelowo:

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He can't be anything over 5'8". I was honestly shocked when I saw him up against other people on the red carpet. He was clearly below-average height.
Alexandra said on 22/Feb/15
Just saw Michael Keaton being interviewed standing next to Lara Spencer on a flat surface before the Oscars. I didn't recognize him at first, the shot was full body on both of them and he looked absolutely TINY. Like Joel Grey tiny. She towers over him. If she's 5'6" then she's at most 5'10" in heels (probably less) and she had 4-6" on him at least. WOW, it was absolutely stunning. He even looked nervous standing next to her like he was aware of how short he looked. [Oops, edited to add Lara Spencer is 5'9.5" not 5'6" so she'd be maybe 6'1" in really high heels, which would put him in the 5'7" to 5'9" range. Still he looked really really short standing next to her!)
Alexandra said on 22/Feb/15
Just saw Michael Keaton being interviewed standing next to Lara Spencer on a flat surface before the Oscars. I didn't recognize him at first, the shot was full body on both of them and he looked absolutely TINY. Like Joel Grey tiny. She towers over him. If she's 5'6" then she's at most 5'10" in heels (probably less) and she had 4-6" on him at least. WOW, it was absolutely stunning. He even looked nervous standing next to her like he was aware of how short he looked.
CDS said on 20/Feb/15
As a kid, I thought Keaton was 6' (maybe had something to do with the mug shot in "Night Shift" where the top of his head reaches right at the 6 ft mark-??). I quickly realized he wasn't that tall, and deduced about 5'10" around the time the "Batman" films he was in came out. Now when I was a kid, I asked my dad (who is usually a pretty good height estimateur ) how tall he thought Keaton was, and he said about 5'7"-5'8". I thought that was ridiculous at the time. Now looking at these estimates putting him in the 5'8" to 5'9" range, and going back and watching "Night Shift" again after all these years, and seeing he wasn't all that much taller than 5'6" Henry Winkler (who may be 5'6" in shoes, so 5'5" barefeet)- AND 6'1" Kevin Costner, who had an extra role in the film as a frat boy, dwarfed him..?? Is it possible my father's estimates long ago were actually right on the money-???? LOL
Adamz said on 12/Feb/15
hahaha bales batman is better. and bale is taller than Keaton, too!
184.3cm said on 12/Feb/15
His performance wasn't mediocre, not even in the slightest. The movies then were 15 + rated as it was a far darker, grimmer portrayal of the Bat. It seemed far more realistic to me that Bruce Wayne would be severely damaged mentally and emotionally, than some kind of Superman clone. Batman is human with all the faults that go with it, Superman = Sungod, which makes it more believable that he does it for the "greater good". Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed the trilogy from Nolan, they were good action movies but at times i felt that Bale was overshadowed by his adversaries, Joker being first and foremost among them. I also thought that Bale was a bit small physically for the Bat, he is a fit guy but more athletic than powerful. Then again there isnt many i can think of who could fill those boots.
John Blaze said on 10/Feb/15
Still to this day the best Bruce Wayne performance. He truly seemed troubled and like someone with a dark past. Bale is probably the best Batman, although the voice is a joke and distracting. Bale's Bruce Wayne is good but not up to Keaton's caliber. Val Kilmer was about as good as Bale.
Joe said on 31/Jan/15
I forgot to add, there have been a lot of wonderful portrayals of heroic characters in films, I forgot to add Harrison Ford portrayals of Indiana Jones and Han Solo. I think Gary Oldman should have also been listed as Jim Gordon in the Dark Knight series, as I recall Bale's Batman acknowledged his heroism at the end of Dark Knight Rises. I always recalled that Keaton was overshadowed by more colorful villains in both the first Batman and Batman Returns, and his Batman just felt impotent and inert, he did not feel like a hero let alone a superhero, it was not a surprise the studio decided to reboot the film and replace him with Val Kilmer who in my opinion was a better Batman but Kilmer's movie turned out too campy.
Joe said on 30/Jan/15
He was one of the oddest choices to portray Batman, the AFI listed his Batman as one of the 50 greatest heroes in film up there with Christopher Reeve's Superman, Sean Connery's James Bond, Alec Guiness's Obiwan Kenobi, Christopher Reeve's Superman. They have to be kidding me, his performance as Batman was just mediocre. I got to disagree heartily with that, there were so many other actors better suited for the role at the time. I heard Robert Urich and Kevin Costner were both front runner's for the role. Physically Robert Urich would have been perfect, I pictured Keaton would have been better as Commissioner Gordon or a supporting character, not as Batman. It did not surprise me that Val Kilmer replaced him after two films, and many fans thought Kilmer was a better Batman, taller and more physically imposing. Bale's Batman was brooding, but at the same time he was heroic and you cheered for Bale's character as he truly cared for people while Keaton was just a moody violent guy out for revenge, he was no hero, Keaton's Batman was a murderer.
the shredder said on 26/Jan/15
He does look between 5 '8 and 5'9 , peak 5'9.5.
Arch Stanton said on 15/Jan/15
Well he looks about 2 inches shorter than Ed Norton in Birdman..
jtm said on 15/Jan/15
i hate to be annoying but he looks shorter than carell to me.
Sam said on 12/Jan/15
Also, Rob, could you add Night Shift, Gung Ho, Beetlejuice, Clean and Sober, Jackie Brown and The Other Guys to his credits?
Sam said on 12/Jan/15
No sbhorter than his peak.
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For some reason I thought Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu was near 5'11" but he's clearly not that. He doesn't even look a full inch over Keaton and probably about an inch under Brad Pitt. Also at the Golden Globes his 3 co-writers all nearly towered him. I thought it was unusual, even if Iñárritu is only 5'9"-5'10", his co-writers would all be Spanish guys well over six feet tall.
184.3cm said on 7/Jan/15
I do remember though that they used camera tricks to make him look taller in Batman. I actully preferred his version over Bale. Was alot darker and more gloomy than the action flick that Nolan served up.
the shredder said on 7/Jan/15
Rob , filming Batman , what weight he looks?
jtm said on 7/Jan/15
he was 3 inches shorter than norton despite the footwear advantage at the birdman premiere. i don't even think norton is a full 6'0 but even if he is that's still not enough to make him 5'9.
Steve said on 6/Jan/15
My favorite Keaton performance was in Beetlejuice. He was hysterically funny in it.

To me he aways looked like a 5'9" guy.
ArjunaKorale said on 5/Jan/15
@NCL: Yeah, I love Keaton in the BIRDMAN film! Has to be Mike's greatest performance ever (Keaton even elevates himself above a v fine actor like Ed Norton in that film) & he is multiple times better than he was in the 2 Batman films. I think most sensible people will see him as 175 cm (5 ft 9).
jp said on 13/Dec/14
Lewis Wilson was between 5'10/11 .We don't have an official stat but we do have for William Austin who played Alfred and he is listed at 6'1 .In the serial he is at least 2 / 3 inches taller than Lewis.
NCL said on 10/Dec/14
Anyone see "The Birdman" movie? Awesome film, Keaton looking a strong 5'9" against a 6' Edward Norton. Hard to find clips and pictures but here's one to start: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/14
Looked 177cm in the Batman movies
SAMMY DERRICK said on 25/Nov/14
1.Lewis G.Wilson-unknown,unknown.
2.Robert Lowery-6'1(185cm),unknown.
3.Adam West-6'2(188cm),6'2(188cm).
4.Michael Keaton-5'10(178cm),5'9(175cm).
5.Val Kilmer- 6'0(183cm),5'11.5(182cm).
6.George Clooney-5'11(180cm),5'10.75(180cm).
7.Christian Bale-6'0(183cm),6'0(183cm).
These are the heights of all the Batman actors.The first part is the answer from a search engine and the second part is from this website.The average Batman actor is 6'0(183cm)/5'11.25(181cm). And Michael Keaton very talented but the shortest at 5'9(175cm).
jp said on 24/Nov/14
I say we make a petition,to give the Batman height stats to Variable.He looks great in every height we have seen so far Keaton 5'9 super,Christain Bale 6' great,Adam West 6'1" cool.Val Kilmer 5'11.5 very awesome.Like Kane sais he made the character for everyone and not one sided.Batman shoul be changed from 6'2 the height given by the well known comic publication,not from the mouths of Kane and Fingers.They believed Batman was to everyone's imagination.We want Batman rto be Height:Variable.
Joe said on 19/Nov/14
Keaton seems like an average sized American man, 5'9" seemed about right, Batman was his biggest role ever. A lot of people thought the choice was very controversial at the time given that Batman is supposed to be a very large man. Bruce Wayne in the comics is very square jawed and handsome, Keaton was very average when it came to looks as well. I believe in the suit he stood a full 6 feet.
mike said on 17/Nov/14
Rob can you add more films like Beetlejuice, RoboCop (2014) and Birdman?
thatguy said on 15/Nov/14
Michael J. Fox was almost cast and he's 5'4'.
thatguy said on 15/Nov/14
Michael J. Fox was almost cast and he's 5'4'.
Sam said on 4/Nov/14
I liked Bale but that doesn't diminish my admiration for Keaton in the role despite being physically too small. Despite comments to contrary, I never saw Nicholson seem taller in an even shot in Batman, I think they were pretty even actually.

In premiere stuff of Birdman recently, he seems to have lost no height so far, he only looks about an inch under 5'11" range director Alejandro González Iñárritu and roughly 2-3 inches under Edward Norton. I'd say 5'10" is accurate as a shoed height for him.
Tony said on 1/Nov/14
Michael Keaton was probably the most bizarre casting choice in history. His alter ego in 1989's Batman is 6'2" and 210 lbs. In the movie Batman is supposedly 6 feet tall even. Keaton might have upgraded his height for the movie to make himself more plausible as portraying an action hero. He was very inert as Batman, and it was no surprise that in the first two films the villains overshadowed the hero in those movies. Quite a contrast to Christian Bale's more heroic interpretation of the character and probably the most popular version of Batman ever. Publicists claim Bale was 6'2" when Batman Begins was released in 1989 but that was later downgraded to 6'1" and then 6 foot even. Still Bale had the muscular physique and charisma that really made Batman the center of attention in the Nolan films.
james said on 30/Oct/14
Keaton's 5'10 with thick sole sneakers I saw in the special addition DVD his bat shoes were really nikes..Kim basinger stands 5'7.5 and she was clearly shorter than Keaton when wear in flats and not heels
SPhilo said on 21/Sep/14
Worked with him at a movie festival.
He is 5'7".
Lebensdorf said on 3/Sep/14
Not more than 5'8. Jack Nicholson is a little taller in "Batman." I would say maybe even 5'7. Kim Basinger was not much shorter at all, even when she was barefoot.
jp said on 2/Sep/14
Sammy,I'm 5'10.5 with Batman boots(1.5") and the cowl giving about .5 inches from the top of my head would make me a little over6'.So Keaton was very close to 6'with what he was wearing.I mean 5'11.5 still gives an illusion of about 6',If Keaton reached it.I mean who can really measure without a measuring tape.You just ball park it.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 9/Aug/14
In the first Batman movie,it is said "...is there a SIX FOOT BAT terrorizing Gotham?..."So naturally I would expect Michael to be 6'0 tall,surprise he is around 5'9 and lacks the suave demeanor of Bruce Wayne.But still looks aren't everything,so he did a great job with batman,Christian Bale however was PERFECT!
James B said on 27/Jul/14
I agree fanboys hyped up bale as batman to delusional degrees.

Did you know bob Kane thought val Kilmer was the best to play batman?
Realist said on 26/Jul/14
The best Batman of all time. In my opinion if u have a great actor at even 5'6-5'7 he could make a fine Batman, Batmans presence is not just height but fear which Bale lacked compared to Keaton. 5'8.5 min and 5'9 tops. Rob would u agree ?
bodwaya said on 13/Jul/14
in robobcop he was 1 inch taller then 5 foot 8 gary oldman
Ted said on 14/Jun/14
In the 70's batman was in a comic said to be 6'1 and superman 6'4. Ive read thousands of comics over the last 50 years.
JP said on 10/Jun/14
Hello Rob
Do you have any info on Lewis Wilson who was the first actor to play Batman in 1943.The only reference is William Austin's who played Alfred, height which we don't know if it is accurate on a popular site,putting him at 6'1.When we watch Wilson near Austin there is a 2 2.5 inch difference.Making Wilson about 5'10.5 /5'11.but again it's just a ball park figure,Any official stats? Thank you!
SAMMY DERRICK said on 3/May/14
In ROBOCOP;He is stated as 5'10 and 152lbs.But I think he is 5'9 max.
mister_lennon said on 31/Mar/14
Weak 5'9 strong 5'8 at peak. Today maybe a little bit less, like a solid 5'8 and a half.
the shredder said on 30/Mar/14
In Batman Jack is taller , but Jack had to be in lifts , He looked 5'11 ish
James B said on 27/Mar/14
5'9 seems fair. Great actor
the shredder said on 13/Mar/14
More than just 5'8 peak , 5'9 peak but he looks 5'8.5
Mr. R said on 12/Mar/14
I actually just came back from a preview screening of his film "Birdman". A lot of good people in it: Zach G, Ed Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts. There was definitely NOT two inches between MK and Zach. I think Mike may have gone down closer to 5-8.
Luke UK 1985 said on 10/Mar/14
Rob do you think that he's 5 ft 8.75 today?
[Editor Rob: I think from watching a few 80's movies he was in that 5ft 9 is probably a safe shout for him, I doubt he's lost much.]
Donald said on 10/Mar/14
i think he's 5 ft 9 (175 cm) and peak 5 ft 9.5 (177).
Justin said on 8/Mar/14
Hi Rob. I think that you have Keaton's height listed as at least one inch too tall. Kim Basinger is listed as 5'6 1/2 at the internet movie data base. Keaton is listed as 5'9 "flat". There's not that much of a difference between the two of them in Batman (1989). Frankly speaking I don't think that Keaton is any taller than 5'8 1/2.
the shredder said on 21/Feb/14
Gary Oldman needs an upgrade.
the shredder said on 13/Feb/14
Not taller than Gary Oldman. Maybe he is 5'8.5?
mister_lennon said on 27/Jan/14
Yeah, bob kane was the father of the idea of batman, but bill finger and jerry robinson created and developed batman and his world much more than kane did. Anyone cant be batman, only a athlete in peak condition. Batman hasnt superpowers, so he needs to be on top condition in body and mind to do all those things that he needs to do. And he needs to be a tall and athletic figure to be as impossing and scary as he could be.

And not, i would like to be in a movie about batman, because yes, im a big fan of the character. But for that reason, i know that im not the right person for the character, because im not tall enought and im not athletic enough to be batman or enough atractive to be bruce wayne. Surely, with some training here and there and some camera tricks here and there, i could be closer, but i would preffer a person much more right for the role.

But i think that this discussion is out of thread. You know. Lets talk about michael keaton height, that is the matter of the thread, you know.
GP said on 22/Jan/14
Got a good one for those obsessed with Super Heroes heights being real as opposed to the actors that play them.
'They still haven't found the right actor to play Ultra Man ,WONDER IF THEY EVER WILL AT 50 FEET TALL LOL!
GP said on 17/Jan/14
Mr Lennon. I know it that you are a huge fan of Batman,so much as to if you were offered to be BATMAN in a Fanfilm you surely wouldn't refuse. Now say you do make this fanfilm and then people start criticizing you that you are not Batman's height despite wearing 2" heeled boots making you 6' tall.Wouldn't that bug you deep inside?Wouldn't you defend yourself with Bob Kane's theory of anyone could be Batman. That is why I'm NOT GOOD WITH ANY SUPER HERO'S HEIGHTS,THEY SHOULD ALL BE NEUTRAL AND LEFT TO THE IMAGINATION OF THE ARTIST OR FILMAKER.Why should one have to be put down on a fictious matter? You would make a great Batman at 5'10 not short not too tall.
GP said on 17/Jan/14
In my conclusion,I really don't care what the comic book company puts Batman's height at hopefully he will climb to 6'7 the taller the better.right?For myself the creator's Kane word is the genuine word.And nothing will ever top it because he's the one who started it all.His words : Anyone can be Batman!You can argue that Fingers was involved in creating Batman,but if Kane did not come up with that idea there would be no Batman.Nothing beats the creator's words!
mister_lennon said on 30/Dec/13
Yes, i know , mID. I was talking with the people who was arguing about batman's height in comics books.

But yeah, agree. Only Ben Afleck and Adam West were close to the comic book character's height. Keaton was too short( alghouth he did a great performance) and clooney, Kilmer and Bale are just average.
mId said on 27/Dec/13
I'm not arguing what his "comic-book height" is supposed to be.. I haven't really looked in to that one.. Just saying that the actors who played him on screen all(exept for West) have been under 6' in real life.
mister_lennon said on 26/Dec/13
ALSO, it doesnt matter the height of the actors who has played batman in real action movies and tv series. The filmmakers cast whoever they feel that is right for the part, not for being a carbon copy of the comic book character. Wolverine is about 5'4 and hugh jackman is about 6'2. Henry cavill is about 6 and superman is about 6'3. chris evans is about 5'11 and captain america is about 6'2. tobey mguire is about 5'7 and spiderman is about 5'10. the joker is about 6'5 and jack nicholson is about 5'9. They cast the actor who they think is right for the role, thats all.

Yeah, keaton( who is about 5'9) was a great batman. Bale the same. but the fact is that batman is 6'2 in the comics

Only take a look about this interesting article about batman's physique:

Click Here
mister_lennon said on 26/Dec/13
There is no reference anywhere but in the Who's who comic book guide that was released in 1985 that Batman is 6'2 .If Batman was 6'2 they would've chosen a 6'2 actor to play Batman in the 1943 serial ,Lewis Wilson was 5'10.5.I'm sure they must've done research on the character before they chose someone.Yes Comic books and tv series have the characters at different heights.I bet Mr.Lennon that you are over 6 feet tall. I know that many Batman cosplayer and fans are of average height,putting Batman at an average height makes him become a role model for anyone that is not very tall.The 6 foot over super hero is a stereo type,it makes everyone think that if you are not over 6 feet ,you could never dream or fantasize about being one.And nevermind the side kicks they are second class heroes not too many hero fans dream to become sidekicks.I f Batman is given the height of 5'11 which is a not too tall but not too short it gives the character balance for everyone,anyone not 6 feei and plus could stand up and say you don't have to be tall to be a super hero and anyone taller than that could be happy because you somehow feel strong just because you are tall.Look at Mike Tyson 5'10, out of 58 fights he won 50 he pounded boxers who were 6'5 .Why would it be so wrong to put Batman at an average height,even average people have the right to dream.Everytime there's a Batman movie and the actor is below 6'2 he always get criticized that he is too small,but Keaton proved it wrong.he proved that an average guy could be a crimefighter using his smarts and techniques.Let's put Superman as the hero for the tall and Batman the hero for the average.I have no power to change anything but it would be nice if it was this way.


At first, im not over 6, im 5'10, just average.

Then, the actors who played batman doesnt have his height except ben afleck now, and adam west was the closest one.

But the issue is that batman was always 6'2 in the comics. In the first two or three years of his series, he looked about 6, thats right. But in the first and mids 40s, he was stablished as a 6'2 guy. Just look his height compared with superman , who is 6'3. They usually were together in world finest comics and justice league of america, and never, i mean,never, superman has more than an inch on batman. That is the best reference. Or just characters like captain marvel or green lantern, who are also 6'2, and batman is the same. Batman has always been 6'2 in the comics, except in the first two or three years.

Also, not. Batman is not the heroe of the average. Batman doesnt have superpowers, so, his unique superpowers is his mind and his body. Bruce wayne has a body of a bodybuidler becase he has been training about 20 years to make his body almost human perfection. Also, he has to be and intimidating and scary tall and dark figure to scare the criminals. A 6'2 human bat is very intimidating.

More proofs that batman is 6'2 in the comics. Bruce wayne is almost always the tallest one in his society parties and all. He is pretty tall. Its a matter of comparing him with other characters. He is 6'2.
GP said on 25/Dec/13
Maybe none of us can ever be the other Super heroes fly like Superman,run like Flash,walk on walls like Spiderman,etc,but we all need a Hero like Batman to be average,because we are all the closest to him,with no super powers.He's everyone's inspiration.
GP said on 25/Dec/13
For myself and for all average and below average height people,I would choose Batman to be average height.All super heroes(not sidekicks) seem to have all the same requirements they all must be super strong, all must have a specialty,all must be tall,all have some sort of supernatural gift.Why can't Batman be the hero who beats all odds,the average Joe like us who trained himself to be strong ,built his gadgets to use against stronger opponents.Why do you think Keaton is one of the most loved Batman next to Bale? Because we all see ourselves in him,he doesn't need to be tall,he's cool and awesome just being average and an inspiration for all!
meme said on 21/Dec/13
He's short. I have a friend who has stood next to him. She's 5'3" and she said he wasn't much taller than her. Small hands, too.
mId said on 20/Dec/13
Right around, but not quite 6'.. So technically they aren't 6 footers. Kilmer is not listed as 6' here.. He's listed at 5'11-something.. and most people on this board see bale as 182cm guy. So sure they could wear the same suit.. Because they are both shy of legit 6'. And that was my point about Batmans height(Discussed here by GP & mister Lennon).. Nobody who played him on screen so far exept Adam West have have been legit 6'.
Sam said on 20/Dec/13
Sigh...actually Kilmer and Bale are right around the six foot mark, mId...they can fit in the same Batsuit apparently (Bale wore Kilmer's old one for his audition).
mId said on 19/Dec/13
Well, if Adam West is over 6' then he's the only guy 6' or over that has played Batman from my memory(How tall was the old black & White Movie bat-men?).. Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney & Bale are all under 6'(Even if it's only by a cm or two) Keaton being the shortest.. But to me he was the best Batman.. Best looking suit :) Ben Affleck is Gonna be the tallest Batman on screen so far, edging out west. I see batman as 6' - 6'1.. Actually 184cm might be the perfect height for batman in my Eyes :) 6'3 is to tall for Batman I Think.. And 5'9 like Keaton is to short.. It works on Screen.. But you Picture him as 6' in that movie.. They even say in that 89-movie.. -Is there a 6 foot bat in Gotham :)
GP said on 16/Dec/13
This is what Elizabeth Sanders Kane(widow of BOB) replied:Did your husband have a favorite Batman out of the many actors who have played the character? Kane: "He liked them all. They each brought something different to Batman, and he said that's the wonderful thing about the character, that different people could play him and each person could bring their own essence, their own creativity.
GP said on 15/Dec/13
There is no reference anywhere but in the Who's who comic book guide that was released in 1985 that Batman is 6'2 .If Batman was 6'2 they would've chosen a 6'2 actor to play Batman in the 1943 serial ,Lewis Wilson was 5'10.5.I'm sure they must've done research on the character before they chose someone.Yes Comic books and tv series have the characters at different heights.I bet Mr.Lennon that you are over 6 feet tall. I know that many Batman cosplayer and fans are of average height,putting Batman at an average height makes him become a role model for anyone that is not very tall.The 6 foot over super hero is a stereo type,it makes everyone think that if you are not over 6 feet ,you could never dream or fantasize about being one.And nevermind the side kicks they are second class heroes not too many hero fans dream to become sidekicks.I f Batman is given the height of 5'11 which is a not too tall but not too short it gives the character balance for everyone,anyone not 6 feei and plus could stand up and say you don't have to be tall to be a super hero and anyone taller than that could be happy because you somehow feel strong just because you are tall.Look at Mike Tyson 5'10, out of 58 fights he won 50 he pounded boxers who were 6'5 .Why would it be so wrong to put Batman at an average height,even average people have the right to dream.Everytime there's a Batman movie and the actor is below 6'2 he always get criticized that he is too small,but Keaton proved it wrong.he proved that an average guy could be a crimefighter using his smarts and techniques.Let's put Superman as the hero for the tall and Batman the hero for the average.I have no power to change anything but it would be nice if it was this way.
JB said on 6/Dec/13
5'9" flat. Looks about an inch taller than Mark Walberg in The Other Guys.
mister_lennon said on 28/Nov/13
But Gp, thats not true. There are a lot of comics before adam west played batman in the 60s, that shows batman as a 6´2 guy. In the most of them, i'll said. Only compare his height with superman, who is about 6'3, and batman is very close to him. he is in the same height or close with characters who are listed as 6'2 or 6'3 guys, and all of that is in the 40s and 60s, much before west played batman. Batman/bruce wayne was officially listed as a 6'2 guy much before batman was played by adam west.
GP said on 26/Nov/13
Mister Lennon I know this because I know a few comic book artists that have done work for DC ,Batman never had an official height until the 1980's,DC Comics were to make a Super Hero Guide.They took it from West.
mister_lennon said on 14/Nov/13
Sorry, but that's not true. Batman's height as been always 6'2. Superman is listed as 6'3 and batman is very close to him when they are together. The joker is listed 6'5 and batman is very close too. He looks the same than characters listed as 6'2 or 6'3 guys, so he has been alwasy listed and portrayed like a 6'2 guy. The 5'9 thing is just a joke.
GP said on 8/Nov/13
For all those that say that Adam West is the only Batman at 6'2 like DC COMICS
states it.Here is news for you :It's because DC took those stats off West.
West was the only popular screen Batman at the time and in the 1980's DC comics took his height to give to the Batman character.Bob Kane's original Batman height was 5'9"based on his own and Douglas Fairbank's(Zorro).
FM said on 29/Jul/13
Pretty spot on. Scroll to the bottom of this link:
Click Here

There are a few photos of him in a lineup. He looks about 5'10" or possibly taller with shoes on. So I'd say 5'9.5 bare foot is accurate.
bodwaya said on 17/Jul/13
he is equal heihgt to 5 foot 9 chris o donell in company 5 foot 9 nothing more plus hes in my top 5 worst acrots ever. in order they go kutcher,keaton,arnold,harvey kitel,jackie chan
Mike T said on 12/Jun/13
5'7.75 nowadays. Watch Herbie Fully Loaded Justin Long who is at least 5'8" was taller than him. His peak was probably 5'9" or maybe 5'8.75.
Shadowmaster said on 11/May/13
I saw him up close at a film shoot on a Manhattan street and he was a little shorter than me. I'm 5' 9."
GP said on 24/Jan/13
Sam ,Keaton's Bat boots had a heel close to 2" and he's at par with Nicholson,that would make him at least 1" shorter.
Hey Shredder,DC Comics only gave Batman a height in the 1980's ,before that he never officially had one,except we can reference Bob Kane using 5'9' Douglas Fairbanks who played Zorro as one of the main inspirations Kane had when he created the character.And also Kane was once asked which actor he would personally have chosen to play BATMAN and he stated that it would've been 5'11" Robert Wagner,so height is not a major issue,as long as he was no midget lol!
GP said on 24/Jan/13
Sam ,Keaton's Bat boots had a heel close to 2" and he's at par with Nicholson,that would make him at least 1" shorter.
Hey Shredder,DC Comics only gave Batman a height in the 1980's ,before that he never officially had one,except we can reference Bob Kane using 5'9' Douglas Fairbanks who played Zorro as one of the main inspirations Kane had when he created the character.And also Kane was once asked which actor he would personally have chosen to play B
Sam said on 11/Jan/13
Accurate listing IMO. He was a hair taller than Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys. Keaton and Jack Nicholson are around the same height:
Click Here
bodwaya said on 8/Nov/12
if u scroll to the bottom i mention my life. kidman is 5 foot 11 . which would make keaton 5 foot 9.he was also two inches shorter anthony lapaga is on good cop who is 5foot 11. let me say wathcing keaton act in movies me happy he dosent act any more hes a bad actor who is also boring
Matt said on 4/Nov/12
And if you've ever seen My Life, you'll notice how Nicole Kidman is around 2 inches taller than Keaton. I'm seeing 5'8-5'8.5 on the mark.
Matt said on 3/Nov/12
Michael Keaton isn't 76, Rob, haha.
[Editor Rob: that's my dad I'm saying is 76]
Lebensdorf said on 17/Sep/12
5'7 or 5'8 next to 6'0 Chris Walken in Batman Returns
bodwaya said on 7/Sep/12
in the paper he had only 1 inch on Robert duvall who is 5 foot 8. Plus him and ron howard are equal height.
somebody said on 13/Aug/12
5´7 , 5´8 no more that that. You can see it in batman movies, his body is just short it doesnt matter what boots he has... short end of story.
the shredder said on 2/Aug/12
Still my fav Batman , though I think the new ones are better films .
jtm said on 1/Aug/12
around 5'8 even in his batman days. still much better than bale and clooney.
leonari said on 31/Jul/12
Shredder: Yeah tall guys are as Bad as women when it comes to estimating height. Well what can we do? Gotta accept it cause these folks will never learn how to do it.
the shredder said on 30/Jul/12
Leonari , my friend is 6'2 and yes he can't judge height for crap ... He thought my other friend at exactly 5'8 was 5'5 .
leonari said on 30/Jul/12
Shredder: Most people just can't gauge height. My ex Girlfriend met van Damme face to face and told me he was tiny. Shorter than me!! What a joke. Keaton is 177
the shredder said on 29/Jul/12
My friend met him and said he was 5'7 lol !
Connor said on 28/Jul/12
Rob do you think it is possible that Micheal couldve been 5ft 10 (178 cm) flat in his prime? I think he is the same height as my dad either 177-178cm, my dad is called Micheal aswell he claims 5ft 11 though, might not be far off though could even be 179cm. I heard that your dad is a weak 5ft 10 now is'nt he Rob?
[Editor Rob: he used to be five ten but today at 76 is a weak five nine

I don't think keaton has,lost much at all]
bodwaya said on 12/Jun/12
in my life he was 2 inches shorter then nicole kidman who is 5 foot 11 and in pictures with burton hes 1 inch shorter then him. and burton is 5 foot 10 so 5 foot 9 is right
TonyV said on 11/Jun/12
In Beetlejuice he looks like three inches shorter than Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin, but then in Speechless he's almost the same height as Geena Davis. Kind of weird. I guess he wore lifts for Speechless. Also he shows his driver's license in that film, and it says he's 6'0 which is probably far from true.. But then my step-father's step-father is about the same height as me (5'10) but on his driver's license it says 6'0
HellBoundPower said on 8/Jan/12
I think the height here is pretty accurate. He might be down to 5'9" now because of age. As for the picture with Mel Gibson, Keaton is obviously leaning in with a relaxed posture, while Mel Gibson is standing straight as tall as he can. Difference in posture makes the difference in height look greater than it is.
maio said on 4/Dec/11
watching Batman movies i think:

BATMAN (1989):
Michael Keaton: 5 ft 9.5 in/177 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 9 in/175 cm (TODAY)
Kim Basinger: 5 ft 6.5 in/169 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 5.5 in/166 cm (TODAY)
Jack Nicholson: 5 ft 9.25 in/176 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 8 in/173 cm (TODAY)
Michael Gough: 5 ft 9 in/175 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 7.5 in/171 cm (in the movies)
Pat Hingle: 5 ft 8.5 in/174 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 7.5 in/171 cm (in the movies)
Jack Palance: 6 ft 3.5 in/192 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 2.75 in/190 cm (in the movie)
Billy Dee Williams: 5 ft 10.75 in/180 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 9.5 in/177 cm (TODAY)

BATMAN THE RETURNS (1992)
Danny DeVito: 4 ft 9.5 in/146 cm (PEAK), 4 ft 8 in/143 cm (TODAY)
Michelle Pfeiffer: 5 ft 6 in/168 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 5 in/165 cm (TODAY)
Christopher Walken: 5 ft 11.75 in/182 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 11 in/180 cm (TODAY)

BATMAN FOREVER (1995)
Val Kilmer: 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 10.75 in/180 cm (TODAY)
Nicole Kidman: 5 ft 10 in/178 cm
Tommy Lee Jones: 5 ft 11.75 in/182 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 11 in/180 cm (TODAY)
Jim Carrey: 6 ft 1 in/185 cm
Chris O'Donnell: 5 ft 9 in/175 cm

BATMAN & ROBIN (1997):
George Clooney: 5 ft 9.5 in/177 cm
Arnold Schwarzenegger: 6 ft 1 in/185 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm (TODAY)
Uma Thurman: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm
Alicia Silverstone: 5 ft 5 in/165 cm
Elle MacPherson: 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm
The Joker said on 17/Sep/11
I thought Michael Keaton looked around 5 foot 9 inches tall (1.75m) in both Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). I do not think that Keaton is any shorter then 5 foot 8 inches (1.73m) or any taller then 5 foot 9.5 inches (1.77m). I would be surprised if he was any taller or shorter then that range.
GP said on 15/Sep/11
Hey Lorne I posted 2 pics with Michael and Mel Gibson and Michael with George Wendt .He`s head to head with 5`8`Wendt and about 1 inch shorter than 5`9.5`` Gibson ,that clearly makes him in the 5`8 ish size. And Nicholson is 5`9 and Keaton barely surpasses him with higher heeled boots which still proves he`s in the 5`8 ish range.Rob what do you think?
The Shadowmaster said on 2/Sep/11
I saw Keaton at a movie shoot and stood about 10 ft. away from him. I'm 5' 10 and he looked a couple of inches shorter than me. 5'8" or a little less.
GP said on 9/Aug/11
Hi TW
Lorraine Bracco is stated at 5`7 in this site ,so if true,and Keaton barely passes her that would make him close to 5`8`. Keaton`s height should be revised at at least 5`8.5 .If cool with Rob.....pwetty pwease!
tell-em said on 21/Jul/11
keaton may have lost a bit of height. i think he was about 5'8.5" peak. may have been 5'9". he looked 3 inches taller than 5'6" peak henry winkler in NIGHT SHIFT.
TruebloodFan said on 20/Jul/11
@GP says on 6/Jul/11
Mel Gibson is around 175cm or a cm more and wears customs a lot. After all, it's Mel Gibson, a living legend. Keaton is however, 5ft8 max.
GP said on 6/Jul/11
In BATMAN 1989 Keaton wore boots with 1.5" heels. So say he's 5'8.5", that would make him 5'10" plus the cowl if counting the ears (about 3") would total to 6'1,That's the answer to the " a 6 foot bat!" that was said in the movie.
I put 2 photos with links on this thread: one where Keaton is with George Wendt (5'8") and they are at par and one where he is at least 1" shorter than Mel Gibson(5'9.5")Plus I know a few people that met him in person and swear that he is 5'8" .Anyone else want to justify this?
GP said on 2/Jul/11
Click Here
Proof that Michael is 5'8ish Check this pic of him beside 9'.5" Mel Gibson.
There's a good one inch!
Vladimir Horowitz said on 15/Jun/11
This man is nowhere near 5 ft 9.75 in. He came into my work today for the second time, and this guy is 5'8 tops...more likely around 5'7 though. I have no idea where this 177 cm business came from, but it's completely bogus. How is this justified Rob?
JP said on 10/May/11
Michael Keaton is 5`8.5`` without shoes.
richinkle said on 28/Apr/11
In the "Mary Tyler Moore Hour", Michael Keaton and Mary Tyler Moore are almost exactly the same height with Mary wearing about an additional inch of heel.

I would estimate him between 5'-8 and 5'-9.
Bon_ said on 12/Feb/11
Regardless of his height, I think Michael Keaton is an excellent actor.
He wil always be my true Batman.
jase said on 23/Dec/10
People,people,people. I myself am an actor. The plain truth is we use lifts all of us. We use camera angles. We always cheat our height about two inches. Lets get past it and look at the actors performance and let business go on as it has for a 100 yrs in Hollywood. Just assume we are all at least "5'10" or taller" with shoes or boots in the case of Depp and Stallone and definitely RDJr.
TruebloodFan said on 17/Dec/10
in some scenes in 'The other guys', he even looks shorter than Wahlberg, and Wahlberg is a very questionable 5ft8.
F50 said on 13/Dec/10
Rob? Keaton at 1,77m (5'9.75")? He was never close to that height. No way he's taller than 1,74m (5'8.5").
GP said on 22/Nov/10
Proof that Keaton is 5'8"ish
check this picture with him and George Wendt 5'8" in Gung Ho
they 're quasi the same height!
Click Here
GP said on 22/Nov/10
Proof that Keaton is 5'8"ish
check this picture with him and George Wendt 5'8" in Gung Ho
they 're quasi the same height!
Click Here
Larc186-188cm said on 13/Nov/10
He looked 5'10 in both Batman movies, and Batman is supposed to be a very strong 6'2. But who cares? He was awesome in both of them.
GP said on 5/Nov/10
No matter what height he is or has been wheter in comics or movies etc,
One thing's for sure.
If you are a Batman fan,you surely aren't one because of how tall he is,
All Batman fans have to agree,he's got on o the coolest costumes ever ,whether black or grey suit ,blue cowl or black cowl.We all love him because of his
awesome look and of course his gadgets and vehicles!
My fav is Adam West's version and s close contender is Clark Bartram who was in the fan movie: Batman Dead End/World's Finest.He's only 5'8" but has got such a cool presence!
I salute all Batmen no matter what size they are!
GP said on 2/Nov/10
Yes ML,DC comics gave him that height since the 1980's,but before that
he had no established height.Bob Kane, and not DC, always saw the character between 5'9" to 6' .
5'9" is not a joke.Rocky Graziano the boxer was 5'9" and he was one of the best
He KO'd many rivals in the over 6' category.
How about Bruce Lee who was 5'7" he also beat many over 6'.
An average sized Batman makes a lot of sense when talking about speed,agility,dexterity,acrobatics,camouflage,balance,etc.
He would be quickr in making his escapes in comparison with a very tall person.
Don't under-estimate the potential of an average sized man.
Mister_Lennon said on 1/Nov/10
No, batman is 6'2. The other interpreations of the character in movies with real actors is another thing. But the character has been stabilished in 6'2. 5'9 is a joke.
GP said on 1/Nov/10
6'2" height to Batman was given by DC comics in the 1980's and not by it's
creator Bob Kane.In an interview Bob ane mentioned that "anyone can be Batman ,he has no super powers"
Batman comes in all shapes and sizes:
1940'S serial Batman
1966 TV Batman
Comic book Batman
Movie Batman
Lego Batman
He's gone by being 5'9" to a little 2 "
f you like your Batman to be 6"2" it's cool
If you want him 5'9" it's also cool!
Batman can be anyone!
Could you imagine if at Halloween the stores selling Batman costumes would display this:
Sorry,Batman costumes Only available in 6' 2" sizes.
Wouldn't that also hurt the little tots heart,that they can never dream of being their favorite super hero,especially if they never grow up to be that size!
Let's be Liberal about it.
Dr. Mandich said on 31/Oct/10
I am 5'8", and while working a film festival I met him. Keaton is a good inch shorter than I. This was 2003-ish, and we were wearing same height heels (cowboy boots).
ras said on 30/Sep/07
Rob, is Glenn 172 or 173? Why do you have him listed here at 172?
James said on 11/Sep/07
Although those pictures down there with Mcnabb really make me wonder....how fricken tall is this guy? Its confusing me!
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
Also, in Night Shift, the scene where Kevin Costner is briefly shown...Keaton looks a good 5 inches shorter. I'd say 5'8"-5'9".
James said on 4/Sep/07
In night shift when he stood in for his Mug shot his height looked about 5'10, if he WAS wearing any sort of lifts in that scene then id say hes about 5'9.
Melvin said on 9/Jul/07
I read 16 years ago he is 5ft 8 and wears lifts. This was from Fantasmagoria magazine whatever it was called. They said the Batman suit was made for a 5ft 8 guy. The stuntman David something was also 5ft 8. Then they said Keaton wore lifts when he was not in the Batsuit.
KingNick said on 12/Apr/07
Antron, good pic. I think though that his hair is making him 6' plus I'm sure he's wearing shoes, probably even a dress shoe. I think 5'10" is fair.

And with Batman Returns and Christopher Walken, camera angles are very very deceiving. I'd have to watch the movie again, but it may have been angles.
anonymous said on 3/Apr/07
check out the saturday night live episodes he used to star in. that should give a good idea.
the shredder said on 23/Feb/07
I use to think Keaton was shorter , but 5'10ish is pretty fair !
Chris said on 21/Feb/07
Looks a bit like Tom Jones in that pic.
Jordan said on 12/Feb/07
Kevin T, Walken did tower him but it is also because Walken had crazy hair that was all up in the air.
Antron said on 9/Feb/07
I just found this picture, weird:
Click Here

No way is he close to 6, I peg him around 5'9.5", more like this pick with 5'6ish Martin Short (Short with slight lean):
Click Here
16and5'7.25'' said on 9/Feb/07
rob, why does it say glenn is only 172 cm below the pic? isn't 172 cm about 5'7.5''? i thought glenn was 173 cm (or 5'8'')

[Editor Rob: there are a few remnants of 172cm around, I give the glenn his 173cm usually, but thanks for pointing out, my mind half the time is thinking in cm and then feet]
kevin t said on 15/Jan/07
I've noticed that the more people like an actor and/or associate him with heroic film roles, the taller they make him in their minds. Whereas the more they perceive an actor as egoistic and vain, the shorter they cut him from his publicized height.

If Keaton is 5' 10", why does 6' 0"-Christopher Walken tower over him in Batman Returns? There seems to be at least a 3" differential, even disregarding
Walken's ridiculous pompadour hairdo.
Brad said on 8/Dec/06
5' 9". The photo with Justin Long proves it. Wears lifts.
Glenn said on 8/Dec/06
I always thought Keaton was 5-8,5-9.and did look 5-9ish when I met him 14 years ago.now,he appeared 5-10.5 or so.I think he might be 5-10.his footwear did look funny.but then again,so do mine sometimes.
anonymous2 said on 7/Dec/06
sleuth says on 2/Dec/06
Everybody needs to watch "My LIfe" where Keaton is in many scenes with 5'10.5" Nicole Kidman

I've wondered about that too. Explanation is either lifts or Kidman isn't really 5'10.5".
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
Lifts?
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
Thats a big 5-8 man over here.and I was wearing boots.only a handful of photos I have boots on.the boots dont account for as much height as one thinks though.
Kevin T said on 6/Dec/06
Five feet eight inches, no question. Keaton is a very likable man...I find it interesting that most posters consider him much taller than Tom Cruise, who is about the same size.
sleuth said on 2/Dec/06
Everybody needs to watch "My LIfe" where Keaton is in many scenes with 5'10.5" Nicole Kidman
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
Thanks Jordan and RWfender.Frank2 is LONG gone.
Jordan said on 2/Nov/06
For the record Glenn is no 5'6. In almost all his pictures he looks the 5'8 he says he is . Why the hell would he lie about it. Glenn is really is trying to help us out here, so chill with the 5'6 nonsense. Glenn if this Frank 2 guy is really pissiin you off maybe you should stand in front of a height chart just to prove him wrong and shut him up.
MHouillon said on 6/Oct/06
Yeha, Rut. I think a 177cm (5'9.5") is a more honest height for Michael Keaton.
Glenn said on 3/Oct/06
Thanks Rwfender.
Rut said on 1/Oct/06
Keaton is 5 9 and a half..I think...
Thee are still to many bizar and ridicoulous comments on this site that should be left out, I think.
Chris said on 18/Sep/06
When Michael was on Dr Phil, he looked 6-7 inches shorter. Dr Phil is 6'4''.
rwfender said on 29/Aug/06
Glenn, i believe you're 5'8...you dont look like you have the build of someone 5'6...i also tend to agree with most of your estimates
Glenn said on 28/Aug/06
I even heard 5-8.
Rut said on 27/Aug/06
Glenn is satnding further anyway, so...
Kaeton could be 5 foot 10, but comes over sometimes as a five foot niner..
Rut said on 15/Aug/06
Keaton could be only five nine.. but it's not accurate, who cares anyway, he's a great actor!!
Glenn said on 14/Aug/06
There not threats Frank.youd love to know Frank Im wearing boots here too.I only wear boots on occasion.2 inches only.so Im 5-5.Rob warned me you have pulled this 5-6 shrinking stunt on me before too.but wouldnt let your bile through.maybe keatons wearing litfs.maybe not.what does the height say at top of page.accept it Frank.again your wrong.
Frank2 said on 14/Aug/06
Maybe Glenn's 5'6". Anything's possible.

Keaton is not 5'10". I know since I met him as well as the fact that a good friend who's an actor appeared with him in a film and they were the same size. My friend is about 5'8".

And Glenn, the threats really are getting old. If you want to prove something to the world, stand in front of a height chart when you're next photographed. And barefoot.
Viper652 said on 12/Aug/06
He looks at least 5-10 in the picture with Glenn.
Glenn said on 12/Aug/06
Your right Frank.in your world Im 5-6.come up with more stabs as I proove the world your wrong.
Frank2 said on 10/Aug/06
Maybe Glenn is shorter than he claims to be.

I've seen Keaton and no way is he 5'10". If so then I'm 6'.
Jordan said on 9/Aug/06
Dunno keaton just looks a solid 5'10. If Gleen is 5'8, 5'10 for keaton looks good in the pic. Defninetly not shorter then 5'9, since he has glenn by it looks 3 inches.
vienna said on 30/Jun/06
I watched an entire concert looking over his shoulder, I'm 5'9" with shoes on and he wasn't any taller than I am...we were oddly wearing the same shoes, too. So, he didn't have an avantage. I'd say he's probably 5'8 1/2" barefoot.
Glenn said on 11/May/06
I agree the man might be wearing lifts in my photo.
Frank2 said on 10/May/06
I have an actor friend who's worked with Keaton on a couple of films. My friend claims he's 5'10" but next to me looks more like 5'8.5" at the most. He has several photos of himself with Keaton. I'd post one, but he'd get pissed. Anyway, both men look about the same height.
Shane said on 9/May/06
Frank2, maybe the reason he was so much shprter than you was that he was standing quite a ways in front of the chart on The Dream Team.
Frank2 said on 27/Apr/06
Hahahahahahahaha!!
George H said on 27/Apr/06
Frank2: using your own line of deduction (like you did in the infamous Elvis section of this forum haha) I'd have to say that Annette is 5'8" and Beatty 6'2". If not, then my wife could not be the solid barefoot 5'9" and I could not be the solid, barefoot 6'1" that we are, and we might have to eat our keyboard! :)
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Going back and looking at the shot of Colin standing there I noticed her heels aren't even one inch high! They're just little tiny spikes that the carpet mostly covers up. On the other hand, Keaton's shoes are definitely of the height-increasing variety.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
I've seen Bening and she looks no more than 5'7" to me. Also in that photo with her husband, Warren, he's a good five inches taller and Beatty is 6'1". I guess she was wearing either flats or shoes with two inch heels. With Keaton she could have been wearing higher heels.
George H said on 26/Apr/06
Frank2: my wife (who's 5'9") and I estimated Annette Bening at 5'8" when we saw her and Warren Beatty at the Toronto Film Festival. She was wearing about 2" heels and looked 1 inch taller than my wife in flats.
Frank2 said on 25/Apr/06
Keaton wasn't slouching. He's just not that tall.
Shane said on 25/Apr/06
Maybe Michael just has really bad posture, and alot is sort of a perspective, or maybe he was wearing small shoes, maybe he had a slouchy posture or maybe you're a little taller than you think, you were as tall as David Strathairn you maybe 5'11.5 inches. PS i was the guy who was obnoxious on the Walt Disney page, I apologize if you didn't know it was me.
Frank2 said on 24/Apr/06
Then explain why Keaton is a lot shorter than me while Jeff is taller by about an inch to two inches?
Stiffelio said on 24/Apr/06
Frank2, then explain why he's nearly as tall as Jeff Bridges.
Shane said on 24/Apr/06
I apologize for being so obnoxious and immature, Frank 2. It was uncalled for. Maybe they made they faked the chart and he is 5'10" with sneakers on.
Frank2 said on 22/Apr/06
Then explain why he was so short next to me?
Shane said on 21/Apr/06
In The Dream Team with standard neakers 1.25 unches he is a little over '6" flat when his jail picture is taken, so I would say he is a bout 5'11"
Stiffelio said on 21/Apr/06
Up to now I was convinced Keaton was 5ft 10in or shorter but the last two pictures posted lead me to think he might be even taller than that. In the picture with Glen, Keaton looks more than 2 in taller: waht kind of shoes were you both wearing Glen? And in the picture with McNabb, Keaton looks less than 3 inches shorter. Therefore, either Keaton is in the 5ft 11in range OR Glen is shorter than 5ft 8in aand MacNabb is shorter than 6ft 2in OR Keaton wears lifts.

[Editor Rob: or possibly, McNabb's posture doesn't quite match up, but yeah there are some occasions when he can pull of 'looking' taller. But check getty images for him beside the 182cm david beckham]
Editor Rob said on 20/Apr/06
Keaton in vicinity of 6ft 2 McNabb, granted he's got better posture in couple of pics.
the shredder said on 19/Apr/06
frank2 , i think jack is the one that wears lifts . if you ever notice keaton looks roughly the same just about ever movie that hes in and nicholson don't ? the only movie that keaton comes off as being short is beetle juice . also in the movie pacific heights some card stated 5'10 155lbs . he also looks nothing else but 5'10 there with glenn . i think he could be as low as 5'8 , but i do doubt that he wears lifts.
Frank2 said on 15/Apr/06
If you watch the film you'll notice he's not lifting him in the entire scene and Jack is slightly taller.
Dominic said on 15/Apr/06
Frank 2, isn't Keaton kind of lifting Nicholson off of his feet a bit?
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Keaton is about 5'9" on his best day.
175-77cm17andgrowing said on 14/Apr/06
I think Keaton has a very large face... or at least had it in his Batman movies when he was in shape... not in perfect shape though (He is no Shawn Michaels) but in good shape. I can't imagine him smaller than 5'10'', before I originally qould have given him 5'10.5'' or 5'11'' but he isn't that tall. Maybe 5'9.5'', maybe shorter. Don't forget the guy got older. If he played Bruce Wayne in the 3rd movie, alongside Nicole Kidman, we could estimate his height way better.
Glenn said on 14/Apr/06
I was surprised he looked 5-10.lifts?
Editor Rob said on 14/Apr/06
Here is a picture of Glenn with Batman himself, Michael Keaton. I think you said, he can look 5ft 9 in the past aswell...
Glenn said on 19/Mar/06
I agree Frank.
Frank2 said on 18/Mar/06
No way is Keaton 5'10'. And Nicholson the last time I saw him was no more than 5'8".
Glenn said on 18/Mar/06
possibly 5-9 in bare feet.
KingNick said on 17/Mar/06
I think Michael Keaton is a legitmate 5'10". In regards to BATMAN, Jack Nicholson is supposedly somewhere around the 5'9" area, I've even read 5'9.5". If you look closely at the BATMAN movie, his shoes are maybe 1/2 an inch high. An example of this is right in the beginning where he's holding the thug over the roof, they get a good shot of his feet. Any seen with Jack Nicholson, before or after he transforms into The Joker, he wears a dress shoe that looks to be an inch and a half to maybe two inches higher. One example of this is also in the beginning, when Napier has his feet on the magazines, you see a great shot of his shoes. It's real simple things like this that make everything complicated
tgri said on 5/Mar/06
my cuzin did't get a photo him , but he did get one with steven seagal.
Frank2 said on 26/Feb/06
Michael is around five feet eight. I mean Jack Nicholson was taller than him in Batman!

[Editor Rob: since there was another Frank who posts a lot, can you please add another initial to your name, so folk don't confuse the two of you :-) FrankD or something...]
tgri said on 21/Feb/06
my cuzin met michael keaton about 2 weeks ago at his job. i asked my cuzin how tall did he look. my cuzin said .. i don't know . he was setting down eating . my cuzin also met howard stern and he said .. dude hes huge , iam 6'1 and he was like 5 inches taller then me . i say he was about 6'6 dude .
MTed said on 15/Feb/06
I don't know about 5'10". See the frat party scene in Night Shift. he looked about 5'8" next to Kevin Costner
Anonymous said on 4/Feb/06
he might be under 5`10". About 5`9"
Raymond_u_k said on 21/Jan/06
No speculation required. Michael Keaton is definitely 5ft 10 in. I work at Heathrow Airport escorting the VIPs and that clot Keaton lost his passport and spent 2 hours with me at UK immigration filling out the intensive forms including his height, which is definitely 5 ft 10. And before you ask, he most certainly couldn't lie to UK immigration. Hence proved.
Zas said on 5/Oct/05
Keaton is 5-9 1/2. watch the film with Henry Winkler many years ago, and Batman with Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger.
bernar said on 4/Oct/05
he looks to be the same height as Nicole Kidman maybe 1 cm shorter so 178 makes sens if Kidman is 179.

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