How tall is Penn Jillette ?

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Penn Jillette's height is 6ft 6.5in (199 cm)

US Magician. He has stated 6ft 6 as his height in one of his las vegas shows before aswell as saying "I'm 6'7" on twitter.
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tony t. says on 24/Sep/14
I'd like to see him and Tony Robbins take a pic together.
Richard says on 5/Aug/14
what I meant to say is pictures my bad.
Richard says on 3/Aug/14
Penn Jillette is one of those guys who wear shoes with hidden insoles to appear taller. I once met him back in 2005 unfortunately I don't have any pictues.
Im 6'3''. When I stood next to him I said how tall are you. He said 6'7''. I said no way you are barely taller than me. He then stood on his tipsy toes and said I am now and started laughing.
derpette says on 1/Aug/14
Penn is tall. teLLer is short. Screw America, Centimetres are better. it looks about 15cm height difference. look at this pic. Click Here
JD183 says on 28/Jul/14
I got to stand face to face with Teller and he's a solid 5'10. I thought He'd be shorter but he isn't; He's not even that thin or small in build. He just looks small next to Penn.
avi says on 22/Mar/14
@TwistedHelix says on 23/Sep/13

5'9 for teller is more like it no more

@Aaron says on 9/May/13
no he looks 6'5 in the pic with you
Vegas says on 21/Mar/14
Charles Flint69 says on 9/Jun/13
Teller is more of a solid 5'10"(1.78m) guy
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i met them both in person a number of years ago. no way teller is 5'10, didn't look taller than 5'8 in person.
TwistedHelix says on 23/Sep/13
Teller is more than 5'10". The penn and teller fool us show he was around 2" shorter than jonathon ross, who is practically 6'2" almost. Penn is easily 6'7", but 6'6.5" isn't massively under-rating him.
Charles Flint69 says on 9/Jun/13
Teller is more of a solid 5'10"(1.78m) guy. He always looks 21 cm under Penn,though,of course,Penn is gigantic,big framed and massive in the shoulders,where as Teller is leaner,has better posture/slimmer in size,etc.... Teller is 5'10" and Penn is more 6'6".
metalfan619 says on 29/May/13
next to 6'7.5 KANE

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Brad says on 19/May/13
The listing is correct. If he has 2 inches on Trace Adkins on all star celeb apprentice, who is listed at 6'6", then I would say he is at least 6'6.5". Something to note about the pictures with wrestler Kane: You cannot see the footwear and Kane is closer to the camera in photos. A friend of mine is 6'7", same build as Penn and they look the exact same size in stadard door frames and next to people with clearly established heights. Penn is 6'6.5"-6'7" as he has stated. No need to lie about your height at that size.
Aaron says on 9/May/13
Met Penn at Starbucks, 6'7" is about right. I'm 6' flat and gain maybe 3/4" in my sneakers. I'm on the right.

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NJP says on 7/May/13
Kane is a flat/weak 6'7". The height for Penn is spot on @ 6"6.5"
Wanderer says on 29/Apr/13
I have met Penn in person, and know several people who are 6'4, and he is noticably taller than all of them, I would say 6'7 is about right, though admittedly he may have gained an inch from dress shoes and and inch from out of control hair.
DaMan says on 11/Apr/13
Not really, since Kane is obviously taller than Jillette. Click Here

Penn's listed height is fine.
jimmy says on 7/Apr/13
Johno says on 12/Mar/13
About 6'5.5

Which makes Kane 6'5.5" too.
Johno says on 12/Mar/13
About 6'5.5
Nerfherder says on 1/Mar/13
Definitely the height he claims. There's a video on youtube from his old pen & teller show guest starring john cleese, who was likely over 6'5 in his prime. penn never looked more than 1.5" taller than cleese, and that's just when he's standing straight and cleese is slouching slightly.
mike says on 17/Feb/13
I have found a pic on google of Penn with WWE wrestler Kane who idb6ft6 6ft7 and he has at least two inches on penn
Sackman Cometh says on 7/Feb/13
I'm 6'9.5". You cant judge the true height of people by comparison in pictures.I first met Penn in the late 80's in Vegas. I notice tall people more than most folks and at that time, Penn appeared to be slightly in excess of 6'6".
RP says on 24/Dec/12
Keep in mind Chenowith is very tiny!!! Like 5'0" & 95 lbs. I've even heard she was only 4'11" barefoot .
Trent says on 22/Dec/12
I know this isn't really to do with height, but look at this pic Penn just Tweeted: Click Here

His fingers must be on a par with Andre the Giant's!
Trent says on 20/Dec/12
There is this YouTube celebrity TJ Kincaid and he has claimed 6'6.5. Anyway, on a BlogTV q&a type thing he said he met Penn in Vegas and Penn was "at least one inch" shorter than himself. Then he showed his photo of them together to the camera and you could see that he was telling the truth.

I'd guess Penn at 6'5.25 based on that picture. TJ said they met like 7 years ago, so Penn was already 50 and could have dropped a bit, especially considering he's so heavy.

Nowadays I would guess he dropped even more. In the early 90's only looked about an inch above John Cleese, who has claimed 6'4.75.

So I say

Peak is 6'5.75
Today he might be 6'5 or so.
WalkingTall 6ft 3.25in says on 19/Nov/12
I'm not sure that Penn measures 199cm,i always thought 197cm is bang on for him,big man indeed!
Shaun says on 5/Sep/12
James says on 25/Jun/11
Yeah 6'7 is a giant. I think 6'4 (1.93m) is the start of WOW tall. It is very rare to see a 6'7 guy yes but not impossible. In my opinion it is virtually impossible if you live in a small sized town to spot someone that is 6'8 or over generally over 6'7. heck where i am from even 6'4 or 6'5 is rare..... that said last night when i was in a car park in small town i saw an old guy that i think was around 6'4 or 6'4 1/2? In my opinon 'standard' normal tall is 6'1 since you do see quite a few 6'1ers in bars. you see do see maybe a handful 6'2 and 6'3 guys but they are genrally outnumberd by the amount of 6ft and 6'1 guys you see. might see 1 or 2 6'4 men in a crowded bar. Overall though i think 6'0 or 6'1 do not look that impressive unless your bulky and muscular at these heights.

Yeah, seeing somebody over 6'7" is extremely rare for sure. I'd agree that anything over a legit 6'4" will start to stand out as a very tall man in public and likely the start of where people might often mention your height. The thing is half the population are women anyway, so if you're that tall you should generally feel huge in public as you're a foot + taller than the average woman. Jillette's size and appearance though to me is far from desirable. Impressively big yes, but not attractive.

When I went on holiday to Sardinia once there was two 6'6" range guys on my bus to my hotel out of only about 10 people which struck me as quite odd. One was a kid about 16 or 17 and the other a guy in his 60s and built like Jeff Capes. There weren't related, in fact the boy's father was only about 5'7" but his mother was tall, around 6' I think. I know the kid was 6'6" as his mother said so and he certainly looked 6'6"-6'7". But I remember walking past the old 6'6" range guy in my flip flops down the stairwell one time on the way to the pool and I'm not exactly the smallest of guys in height and build and compared to him I felt petite! Built like a fridge freezer!
Shaun says on 5/Sep/12
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Teller is listed as 5'9" I think. He looks to have no less than 10 inches on him here. His feet make him look giant like.
Shaun says on 5/Sep/12
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Look at the size of his feet and torso!! If I wear 17-17.5 collar shirts his must be like 22!! XXXXXXXXL
Shaun says on 5/Sep/12
He most certainly doesn't look under 6'6". 6'6.5" is quite believable.
ANDREA[ITA] says on 31/Jul/12
Yeah he probably measures 6'6.5 sometime in the day (btw, big guys like him loose at least an inch from morning to night), but 6'6 is probably closer to his real height! He looked about this next to Johnatan Ross!
Hob says on 31/Jul/12
i always feel this guy was 6'5 and pushing 6'5.5 i believe he hover 196.5cm
Tommy says on 9/Feb/12
Andrea, he did himself say something like he was "more 6'7 than 6'6," or "closer to 6'7 than 6'6," and he's outright said 6'7 a few times. He said he got measured when he took his child to the doctor for a checkup, I think, so it could well have been in the morning. Maybe he had shoes. Maybe they measured him wrong. At any rate, tall as he looks, he really doesn't look like he's pushing 6'7.
ANDREA[ITA] says on 9/Feb/12
Rob, why did you listed him at 6'6.5, if he said 6'6? He actually looks 6'6 tops, even less to be honest...
Shaun says on 7/Feb/12
Yeah an inch taller than Cleese, 6'6" ish, not sure where the half inch extra came from though!
Tommy says on 2/Feb/12
6'6.5 is too much. He was an inch taller than 6'4.75 Cleese when they appeared together, footwear the same. I know of a guy who's 6'6 who said he taller than Jillette when they stood together. So I'd say pushing 6'6 at his peak, and around 6'5 flat today.

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