Robin Lord Taylor's Height
5ft 6in (168 cm)
American actor best known for playing Oswald Cobblepot on TV series Gotham. In film he has appeared in Another Earth and Cold Comes the Night.
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Average Guess (2 Votes)
5ft 5.75in (167cm)
MsKitty said on 1/Mar/16
Well they certainly do a good job of making him look tiny. He is taller than I thought. I came here thinking I'd find that he's 5'3" or something. They made him look a lot smaller than B.D. Wong, who plays Hugo Strange, and who is listed here at 5'4.5". So cool the tricks they use to create these size differences.
Marc said on 10/Aug/15
For the penguin that pretty tall :P
Key said on 18/May/15
In the show Gotham, Ben Mckenzie looks 3-4 inches taller than Robin Taylor. But off the show, there looks like there is only 1.5 inch difference. Everything looks different on tv with all those fancy camera angles.
said on 12/Apr/15
With 5'8" Ben McKenzie, though, it looks like McKenzie is being pulled up and thus has better posture and maybe a very slight footwear advantage:
chloe said on 31/Dec/14
Looks a strong 5'6.
said on 6/Dec/14
Rob, how tall do you think the one who plays Bruce Wayne is? 5ft 1?
[Editor Rob: at the start he looked like around 5ft, but then he'll be growing a bit so as of today I don't know.]
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/14
This seems right. He is just fantastic in Gotham.
Sam said on 26/Nov/14
He was on an episode of Law & Order: SVU and stood for a line-up. Taylor looked to hit the 5'6" mark exactly, I would think he'd measure a little higher in shoes if 5'6" barefoot.
Phil said on 17/Nov/14
@Ray: Yeah, I don't know why they insist on making Robin look taller (from the clips I've seen anyway) rather than shorter (like Penguin's character) on Gotham, but eh, TV/Hollywood logic I guess.
MD said on 12/Nov/14
They must make Ben McKenzie look taller on the show, because he looked more than two inches taller to me. Taylor might look shorter to me, though, because when you see full body pictures of him, he's quite a bit wider than you'd imagine. He's not a skinny guy, though, they make him look thinner with his black suits, and such.
mark said on 11/Nov/14
He is only an inch taller than Burgess Meredith.
mike said on 6/Nov/14
Wow! thought he was taller than this. be his skinny frame makes him look taller than he is i guess.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
I'm sure I will Chris, think of all the babies we'll produce together. LOL this guy is a funny one.
Ray said on 3/Nov/14
Then again though, to add to my post, if we were able to transform 5'5"-5'7" actors into 3ft tall characters (the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies say hello), then anything is possible I think.
Sam said on 3/Nov/14
Arch, there's a fair share of women (and guys) that find him "hot" according to online comments, I guess there's a share of people attracted to goth-y type attributes rather than conventional handsomeness.
vinne said on 2/Nov/14
looks 5'8 to me
Ray said on 1/Nov/14
@mr. rashid: I've watched a couple of clips of Gotham, and I conclude that Robin was chosen because he has proven his ability to play the role and embody the character pretty darn well. Plus, while not 5'0" short (although does Penguin have a set height? It ranges from 4'10"-5'2"), he IS still quite short at 5'6" though, which brings me to my next point. Since Robin is 5'6", they can easily (but don't for various reasons) at least make him LOOK like he's below 5'3" with the right tricks. I know it's weird to reference old comedians in this post, but Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the Three Stooges used all types of camera/perspective tricks (such as having women wear high heels, angling, etc.) to make themselves look shorter than they really were to appear more as the diminutive antiheroes that we know and love them as. The same techniques (and beyond with today's technology) could be applied to make Robin LOOK around Penguin's height, which again given he's 5'6" shouldn't be too hard frankly. Now if Robin Lord Taylor was around 6 feet tall, THEN camera tricks would probably do little good to make him more physically believable as the Penguin. Personally though, if there is a problem I have with Robin as Penguin, it's that he's too 'handsome' to portray the character, but of course, this is focusing on the life before Batman, so that can easily change as Gotham progresses.
Chris said on 1/Nov/14
Ok Arch if he isn't your type. You will find a great husband someday regardless, i'm sure of it.
Phil said on 31/Oct/14
@mr.rashid: Nobody made a big deal when 5'5"-5'5.5" or so Burgess Meredith played Penguin in the late 1960s (when the average height was 1-1.5 inches shorter than today's) Batman series, so I don't see why we should question 5'6" Robin playing Penguin.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Oct/14
Er, no Chris.. He looks like a young Snape from Harry Potter. Weirdly hot would be somebody like Dita von Teese but to each his own!
Chris said on 30/Oct/14
He's weirdly hot.