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Michael Keaton height: 5ft 9in (175 cm)

American actor best known for starring as Batman, and appearing in movies like White Noise, Birdman and Pacific Heights. A 1989 article mentioned "Keaton stands 5 feet 10 in his Guccis"
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jp says 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 says 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 says on 6/Dec/14
Looked 177cm in the Batman movies
SAMMY DERRICK says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 17/Nov/14
Rob can you add more films like Beetlejuice, RoboCop (2014) and Birdman?
thatguy says on 15/Nov/14
Michael J. Fox was almost cast and he's 5'4'.
thatguy says on 15/Nov/14
Michael J. Fox was almost cast and he's 5'4'.
Sam says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 21/Sep/14
Worked with him at a movie festival.
He is 5'7".
Lebensdorf says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 13/Jul/14
in robobcop he was 1 inch taller then 5 foot 8 gary oldman
Ted says 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 says 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 says on 3/May/14
In ROBOCOP;He is stated as 5'10 and 152lbs.But I think he is 5'9 max.
mister_lennon says 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 says on 30/Mar/14
In Batman Jack is taller , but Jack had to be in lifts , He looked 5'11 ish
James B says on 27/Mar/14
5'9 seems fair. Great actor
the shredder says on 13/Mar/14
More than just 5'8 peak , 5'9 peak but he looks 5'8.5
Mr. R says 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 says 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 says on 10/Mar/14
i think he's 5 ft 9 (175 cm) and peak 5 ft 9.5 (177).
Justin says 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 says on 21/Feb/14
Gary Oldman needs an upgrade.
the shredder says on 13/Feb/14
Not taller than Gary Oldman. Maybe he is 5'8.5?
mister_lennon says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 6/Dec/13
5'9" flat. Looks about an inch taller than Mark Walberg in The Other Guys.
mister_lennon says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 3/Nov/12
Michael Keaton isn't 76, Rob, haha.
[Editor Rob: that's my dad I'm saying is 76]
Lebensdorf says on 17/Sep/12
5'7 or 5'8 next to 6'0 Chris Walken in Batman Returns
bodwaya says 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 says 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.
jtm says on 1/Aug/12
around 5'8 even in his batman days. still much better than bale and clooney.
leonari says 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.
leonari says 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
Connor says 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 says 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 says 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

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