How tall is Phil Collins

Phil Collins Height

5ft 6in (168 cm)

British Singer from Genesis and actor from Buster. In his own words, from a 1986 playboy interview he tried to claim that "People keep saying I am short. I'm 5ft 8in, which in England is the average height, OK!".

Recently in FusionMusic, he again tries to insist: "I'm 5' 8" I think. No ones measured me for a long time" - well, there's always CelebHeights who could give you an accurate measurement.

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Average Guess (1 Votes)
5ft 6in
Eric said on 21/Mar/16
Well maybe he was 5'7 in his prime then. He looks a pretty good height in the in too deep video. And also in I can't dance music video. But he could've been wearing lifts to be around 5'8 or whatever.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/16
If Collins is 5ft8 than Rutherford was pushing 6ft5 which I don't buy for a second
Eric said on 16/Mar/16
In the "I can't dance" video, coins looks around 5'8 next to Mike Rutherford. Like a weak 5'8. So maybe his claim is true.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Feb/16
So 6ft2 range and possibly nearer 6ft3 peak depending on his age there...Quite often the lesser known sibling tends to be taller much to the chagrin of the more famous one
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/16
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Rob, how tall do you think his brother is?
Editor Rob: looks like there could be 8 inches between them. Biologically same parents? If so, a good example of how genetics can vary with height!
Vrika said on 4/Dec/15
@Ice Average height of England is 5' 9" and of South Korea is 5' 8.5". Only half inch difference and French avg height is 5' 8.5". So stop being ignorant and racist. Austrian average is 5'10.5" so there's obviously a lot of 5'8"s there. Average statistical height of a region is most of the time 2-3" lesser than the general perception ..
Ice said on 13/Nov/15
Im 6'3 and 5'8 looks very short to me . I live in Austria , and rarely see men under 5'11 / 180 cm .
Ice said on 13/Nov/15
5'8 average ? Maybe in south Korea , but not in an European country . Not even in one of the shortest averaging European countries .
BrandonB said on 4/Oct/15
Is he till that now rob? Has he shrunk?
[Editor Rob: he might be heading to 5ft 5 range soon as he enters the mid 60's range.]
Just looked said on 12/Aug/15
Was this peak, rob?
[Editor Rob: I'd view it as a peak.]
AdeyP said on 12/Jun/15
Ian C. says on 27/Apr/14
Anybody who insists that he is average at anything is likely below average. I am of average good looks. As is my fictional twin Gollum.
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Haha, I think you make a good point!
Brad said on 8/Jan/15
5' 5". His 5' 8" line is laughing gas....even a 5' 6.5" G owned him.
violet said on 2/Nov/14
Well, I'm now 5'6" but I used to be 5'8". This happens when you get older, people. I thought I was still 5'8" until the doctor had them measure my height. I'm a female, so no big deal, but this would not be easy on a guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Oct/14
Rob, what happened to Mike Rutherford's page?
Chitown Jim said on 4/Jul/14
I ran into Phil Collins once at LaGuardia in New York City. I was struck at how short he was. He is 5'4" at most. Since then, I have noticed how during videos he always appears standing behind something, so he must be self-conscious about his stature.
a guy said on 23/Jun/14
I love how he says he doesn't even know for certain, because he doesn't really care. I admire people who do not care about height. They know what really counts in this world.
Susie said on 2/Jun/14
I think 5ft 6in is a great height in a man. I am a 5ft 2 or 3 inch 58 year old woman. Although people say I look like I'm in my 40s, but back to Phil. It's his muscular body build and good looks along w/ his voice not to mention his talent at playing drums that turns me on. I would give anything if I could meet him in person.
Susie said on 2/Jun/14
I think 5ft 6in is a great height in a man. I am a 5ft 2 or 3 inch 58 year old woman. Although people say I look like I'm in my 40s, but back to Phil. It's his muscular body build and good looks along w/ his voice not to mention his talent at playing drums that turns me on. I would give anything if I could meet him in person.
Ian C. said on 27/Apr/14
Anybody who insists that he is average at anything is likely below average. I am of average good looks. As is my fictional twin Gollum.
Mathew said on 14/Sep/13
If he's 5'6", he's a weak 5'6".
Derek said on 17/Oct/12
Definitely a short guy. From the quotes you posted, he seems like the type of guy that's insecure about his height and doesn't want to admit that he's short. You have him bang on at 5'6".
Mathew said on 9/Sep/12
Phil is at most 5'6" and is likely not much more than 5'5". I remember Glenn appeared to have him by at the very least 1.5 inches when they were pictured together.
T-Squared said on 2/Nov/11
Even on allmusic Phil is described as "diminutive". Nobody would casually refer to a celebrity who is 5'8 as diminutive.
Mathew said on 2/Nov/11
Phil says on 19/Sep/11
LOL He reminds me of " I'm 5 foot 8" Glenn. He is defintely shorter than 5 foot 7.
Well, Phil Collins is a great singer.

Funny thing is, Glenn had him easy by a couple inches when they used to have their picture here. Phil is closer to 5'5" than 5'7".
Will said on 1/Oct/11
Phil Collins is 5'5" flat. He is short but never average height.
Phil said on 19/Sep/11
LOL He reminds me of " I'm 5 foot 8" Glenn. He is defintely shorter than 5 foot 7.
Well, Phil Collins is a great singer.
5\'8.76786 said on 14/Aug/11
Rob, waht would you say are the heights of the rest of Genesis basing it on this photo? They seem pretty tall, especially Mike.


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[Editor Rob: that photo makes him appear a fair bit shorter, I've never looked at other genesis members. A couple look 2 and 3 inches taller and the tall guy a good few more inches on top of that.]
Alex2401 said on 21/Jul/11
168cm-170cm range seams right for Phil
krazy krippled! said on 2/Jan/11
He's short alright, as a drummer myself I always looked up to Phil since he's extremely talented and his Genesis work is astonishing. Now knowing he's shorter than me has made my day!!!
Fernando said on 3/Dec/10
5'4"!! 168 centimeters!
Anonymous said on 14/Jul/07
LMAO I'm 5'8...if he is 5'8 I am 5'11
Cat Stevens said on 12/Jun/07
Looks 5'5
Derek said on 11/Jun/07
In that case, it's time for a downgrade Rob. If Glenn was 5'7" then, Phil is 5'5".
glenn said on 11/Jun/07
5-7 then.
Derek said on 11/Jun/07
Collins looks angry because Glenn told him he's not 5'8", and that is clearly the case. Sorry Phil, you're 5'6" buddy, 5'5" if Glenn was 5'7".
Beazer Holmes said on 7/May/07
Mr. Phillips D.C. Collins looks Angry Like the Wolf (LOL!)
Bobbe said on 6/May/07
Dominic are you sure the average in England is only 173 cm? In Sweden the average is 180 cm. I cant see you english folkes much smaller than that. It has to be atleast 178 cm in England.
Franco said on 6/May/07
ROFL ....Phil Collins is 5'6 flat (maybe even 5'5.5)

5'8 in his dreams
Sean John said on 6/May/07
Collins is probably about 5'7 since Glenn is sticking his chin up to appear taller.
Bobbe said on 5/May/07
Phil lookes like an angry man. Dont know him but ive got that impression when ive met him. Hes in the 165 - 170 cm range. I dont remember what the man was wearing on his feets.
Josh said on 4/May/07
hahaha Liar , busted.
Dominic said on 3/May/07
5ft 8 is pretty average in England if you ask me. I see plenty of shorter people around.
murko said on 16/Feb/07
me the average british height is 5'9" to 5'10" and it has not or probably wont change for a long time
J. said on 12/Feb/07
When was this pic taken, Glenn? Bad hair do' for Phil! That VHS EP you may be referring to may be the "No Jacket Required" one. It has all of the music videos and promo clips from that album. I know because I see it all the time at my local Salvation Army. LOL.
mike said on 11/Feb/07
it isnt even more, the average height for the young generation is 5'10.
me said on 11/Feb/07
5ft 8 is not average in england, at that time it was probably 5ft10 at least, not its even more cos this next generation is much taller.
Derek said on 29/Dec/06
Phil does look pretty tall in the video, probably because the doorway is like 5'9".
Anthony said on 29/Dec/06
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Here's the video. And yes, Phil does look quite tall.
Glenn said on 28/Dec/06
I have to dig that out.I have a VHS EP its called,of 3 videos from that album or period.
Viper said on 27/Dec/06
Its the most bizarre thing ever Glenn. The poster Crazy Lunatic mentioned it first on this page. He looks well over 6-0 in the video.
Anthony said on 27/Dec/06
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Heres's the video, and yes, Phil does look quite tall!
Glenn said on 26/Dec/06
Serious Viper?
Viper said on 26/Dec/06
Glenn, Phil doesnt look very far off from 6-5 in the In the Air tonight video. I dont know how they did it.
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
In Phils world,you ARE 6-5.and he is still 5-8.
Derek said on 24/Dec/06
5'8" hahaha. If people can buy 5'8" for him, I guess I could pass for 6'5".
the shredder said on 6/Dec/06
Rob , do yo think more 5'5ish or more 5'6ish ??? ... i use to think 5'8 , but no way . he is 5'6 or under . 5'5 minimum i think though ...
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/06
Pretty good proof he's 5'5" - I never was really sure.
Glenn said on 30/Nov/06
Oh,all 3 of 80s Genesis got out of a car one by one.Collins last.had Collins come out first,I wouldve had a group photo with.I couldnt place the other 2.damn.the other 2 were up the steps and in the hotel.
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
Keep in mind,I was also 5-7 here.but he is 5-5.
D. Ray Morton said on 24/Nov/06
Yeah, I thought he was around 5'5" and this photo proves it. 5'8" is chuckle.
Anthony said on 24/Nov/06
5'5 it is.
Padraig said on 24/Nov/06
One man claims 5 feet 8, yet is shorter than the other, who is 5 feet 7 at this time?
Glenn's photo is added.
Glenn said on 13/Nov/06
Wait till you see my proof photo.I was only 5-7 then and I noticebly taller.
Elmore said on 12/Nov/06
Phil Collins always looked short to me but he always insisted he was 5'8", I think you have proved beyond reasonable doubt that he was shorter.
Glenn said on 2/Nov/06
Thanks for backing me on that 5-5.some people think 5-6 to 5-8 on this guy.
Rackon said on 1/Nov/06
I would easily go along with 5'5". I met Collins a few times in the 70's when I was a music reviewer - he was easily shorter than Peter Gabriel, who (contrary to this site) is around 5'8" or 5'9". (Pete used to wear boots with considerable heels for his stage shows with Genesis.) I remember thinking at the time that Phil could be no more than 5'6" at most in his boots. He looked tiny next to Mike Rutherford.

I don't know about the rockin' 80's, but in the 1970's Phil Collins was a very nice and courteous interview.
Glenn said on 19/Sep/06
Maybe I was 5-8 earlier than I think.
leonari said on 19/Sep/06
if you say 5'5" Glenn 5'5" it is! I believe you!
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
Yes.unless he was 5-6 in his youth.when you see my pic with him youll be shocked.and I was 5-7 then.
leonari said on 17/Sep/06
so Glenn: really 5'5" for Phil Collins?
Glenn said on 16/Sep/06
Love his music.didnt intend to come across like that.but yeah,I never found him too friendly.
leonari said on 15/Sep/06
Hey Glenn: don't you like Phil Collins or has he been rude to you in the past. Freakshow midget is a bit harsh, don't you agree (he is a great drummer, even if some don't like his music ?? You know that I am almost always on your side but..have you seen him upfront? How tall do you think he really is? As low as 5'5"?? Are you sure? Please try to think back when you saw him and please answer...thanks a lot man.
leonari said on 15/Sep/06
Hey Glenn: don't you like Phil Collins or has he been rude to you in the past. Freakshow midget is a bit harsh, don't you agree (he is a great drummer, even if some don't like his music ?? You know that I am almost always on your side but..have you seen him upfront? How tall do you think he really is? As low as 5'5"?? Are you sure? Please try to think back when you saw him and please answer...thanks a lot man.
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
Yes,shorter than Elton by at least an inch.
Viper652 said on 15/Sep/06
Maybe not 6-5 but Phil does look pretty tall in the In the Air tonight video. Pretty strange.
Glenn said on 15/Sep/06
Rob,are you kidding me? your misleading people with this one.he is a freakshow midget.5-5 tops.had the nerve to say 5-8.

[Editor Rob: it is true he's shorter than elton]
Crazy Lunatic said on 14/Sep/06
In "In The Air Tonight" Video, he looks like 195cm
mcfan said on 1/May/06
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Anonymous said on 30/Apr/06
He's the shortest guy from Genesis. He look no taller than 5'6" next to 5'8 Steve Hackett, 5'9 Tony Banks, 5'11 Peter Gabriel and 6'3 Mike Rutherford.
Bowes/McDougall said on 12/Apr/06
Now, looking back at old photos with him and his former bandbate Mike Rutherford (who's supposedly 6'2), 5'8 does seem too generous. The top of his head doesn't seem to pass Mike's lower neck. So 5'5 may actually be more accurate. This also brings down Tony Banks, who I always believed was about 5'10 into more of the 5'8-5'9 range.
cendrin rovini said on 17/Mar/06
...must be changed this height, he really is 5' 5 max...
MHouillon said on 2/Mar/06
He's never a 5'8. Just saw the Queen's jubilee concert "Party at the palace" and he's at least-Tom Cruise-range, maybe Bono-range, if not Al-Pacino-range.
TheMan said on 29/Jan/06
Yeah got to admit he's not 5,8 got to be less. 5,6 max.
Glenn said on 29/Jan/06
whoa whoa people.he is 5-4,5-5.you stood next to him in lifts.
Becky said on 28/Jan/06
I think that Phil Collins is proabably about 5"7' because im kinda fond of his tiny stature because 5"7' is pretty short for a man, i mean, his height depends on how old he is!
tindrum said on 5/Jul/05
having been up close to mr collins I'd say a good 5' 7" about the same as Midge ure.

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