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Samuel L Jackson height: 6ft 2in (188 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films Pulp Fiction, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Jurassic Park, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator, Unbreakable, Django Unchained and as agent Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe. He says on an MSN Chat when asked how alike he and his 'Changing Lanes' character are: "He's black, I'm black. He's 6'3, I'm 6'3. He weighs a little more than I weigh now, but other than that, not at all."

How tall is Samuel L Jackson
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Andrea said on 21/Sep/15
Rampage, it's funny how you ask if Kobe could be 194 and then say Samuel is (still) near 6'2: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
190.5cm out of bed
188.5cm before bed

189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
190.5 out of bed
188.5cm before bed

189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/15
Near 6ft3 in his 30's, IMO. I'd be hard pressed to find him in anything pre-1987
Aza said on 5/Sep/15
'Snakes on a plane' .......not his best acting moment for sure!
james said on 1/Sep/15
He was a strong 6'2 during the 90's and early 2000's now he has lost in inch ..I say 6'1 today
Sam said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, would you consider doing a 189 cm/6'2.25" peak listing and a 187 cm/6'1.5" current listing for Samuel L.? He's looks quite youthful for his age but is in his late 60s now and some loss would be expected, right?
Mike said on 9/Aug/15
Strong 6ft 2 peak and closer to 6ft 1 nowadays.
BorkLaser said on 28/Jul/15
Looked taller than solid 6'1" Colin Firth on Kingsman: The Secret Service. I think the current listing is good! If anything, he's maybe 187cm now but no less.
nick said on 22/Jun/15
6'1 prime. Pictures with Danny glover prove this
Peyman said on 10/Jun/15
Peak 188
Today 186

I think He looked 6 1" in coach Carter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
189-190cm peak
187-188cm today
Sam said on 2/Jun/15
He looks nearly the same height a lot of the time recently with Chris Evans and Evans strikes me as a not particularly strong six footer.
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On the other hand, I wouldn't question a peak of 6'2.25", he looked pretty dead-even with Ben Affleck not that long ago in Changing Lanes.
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His posture might not be the best but I wonder if he can straighten up that much due to his nearing 70. I could see 6'2.25" peak, 6'1"-6'1.25" now, the latter is generous!
Dmeyer said on 28/May/15
188 peak 186-7cm now
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibil
Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.

Oops, I meant now, he's 6ft1.5 range.
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibility)

Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.
Lorne??? said on 5/May/15
He used to have a current...

I always thought 6ft2.25 was closer, but you now think he was 6'2 flat? If that's the case, no way Travolta was even a mm over 6ft in 1994.

What made you downgrade?
AlexMahone said on 5/May/15
I have no stadiometer (not measured Jackson himself) and no eagle eyes but in this picture (he's leaning a little bit) he has the same height like Tom Hiddleston. They both wears same shoes but look at Chris Evans boots!

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Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, today he doesn't look much over 6'1... Not a chance he's 6'2! 6'1.25 is probably fairer!
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Rob, would you consider a current height, he can look 6'1.5" tops these days IMO.
Dmeyer said on 22/Mar/15
Strong 6'2 peak looking 6'2.5 in big shoes , to day near enaught 6'2 looks 6'1 in bad posture so no léss then 6'1.5 today
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 21/Mar/15
He was 6'2.25" in his peak, and he's 6'1" today. He consistently appears shorter than actors who are actually 187-188 CM today.
Judd said on 5/Mar/15
noway today he's still 6'2"...i think he might need a downgrade...actually in the last years he did look 6'1.25" (6'1.5" being very very generous).
Agree about his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/15
Didn't drop below 6ft2½(189cm) in his prime and probably cleared 6ft3 out of bed. I think he's around 6ft2 today.
5'11' Barefoot said on 25/Jan/15
never 6'3" even with shoes.
Sam said on 9/Jan/15
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator and Django Unchained to his credits?

Django and The Sunset Limited remind you he is a damn excellent actor even if these days he basically always plays almost innerchangeable badass, bald, one-liner-spouting "Samuel L. Jackson types".
Celebheights 188 CM said on 30/Dec/14
He's 6'1" today.
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Easily shorter than Dwayne Johnson in The Other Guys. I thought he was 6'1 range.
slothee said on 27/Dec/14
Peak: 6'2", today: 6'1".
Lonestar said on 15/Dec/14
Rob, don't you think uncle sam had drop a half inch at 60s now? He really look no more than 187cm and could even look like a legitimate 6'1.25 guy
Danimal said on 9/Dec/14
Mike says on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.

This isn't a movie site. This is a height site. Why should Rob have to list all of your favorite movies?
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
How about a peak and current height for him?...he looks sub-6'2" quite a bit recently such as near Dwayne Johnson or Chris Evans in The Winter Soldier.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.
[Editor Rob: yeah he has too many good movies he's been in over the years!]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Very strong 6ft 2 peak and probably woke up at 6ft 2.75 or 6ft 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
Still got 1in on Colin Firth in The Secret Service and Mr. R spotted him at an exact 6ft2. Closer to 6ft3 in his 20s-30s, quite possibly about 190cm. Was still looking 6ft2-6ft3 in the early 2000's
177cmGuy said on 17/Nov/14
189-190cm could be his peak height and he was listed at this height previously. Today I can see him at 186-187cm.
Judd said on 15/Nov/14
today can't be taller than 6'1"...he looks as tall as Tarantino (6'1") with a better posture and probably a shoes advantage:

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mike said on 11/Nov/14
Rob, can you also add other films like Jurassic Park and Snakes on a Plane?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/14
He did a solid 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
Dmeyer said on 31/Oct/14
Rob i do think he looked solid 6'2 peak and near 6'2 now and course can look 6'1-1.5 when in 1-1.5cm trainer and weak posture
AlexMahone said on 31/Oct/14
Another downgrading topic. John Cusak IS NOT I repeat, IS NOT 187cm. At least 188.

In the movie 1408 Cusack had a massive hair advantage but the eyelevels of this two are the same. I think Jackson didn't loose any height at age 66.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
Looks 6'3.5" in Jackie Brown!
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
mike says on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm

i perfectly agree with you...strong 6'2" on his prime...
in 2008 he was a bit shorter than 6'1.75" john cusack, so 6'1.5" as his current height is a fair listing...
Dejavu said on 14/Oct/14
He can look 6'1 when he slouches. Maybe he is a weak 6'2 today .
mike said on 9/Oct/14
Peak: 6ft 2-2.25in 188-189 cm
Today: 6ft 1.5-1.75in 187 cm
mike said on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Samuel L Jackson's height is 6ft 1.75in (187 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 2.25in (188 cm)
177cmGuy said on 18/Aug/14
Rob do you think there's a chance he hit 190cm with his peak height? Maybe that's where he got his 6'3 claim.
berta said on 10/Jul/14
not peak height of 189 anymore?
mike said on 6/Jun/14
6ft 2 peak 6ft 1.5-.75 today.
SaveUsY2J said on 5/Jun/14
@jtm: I don't know what photos of Jackson and Hiddleston you've been looking at, because Hiddleston is barely taller, if at all. He's under 6'2 nowadays but a flat 6'1 is too low. I'd go 6'1.5 in 2014, maybe 6'2.5 peak.
Andrea said on 3/Jun/14
Lol, Rob, at first i thought he was dead, because you removed his peak height... This is for sure more accurate because he never looked a mm over 6'2 to me, not even at his peak! Now he can look barely 6'1 a lot!
AAAA said on 21/May/14
with jeff goldblum back in 1993

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cole said on 20/May/14
@Editor Rob: He really isn't a 6'2 guy anymore. He has consistantly looked nearer 6'1 as of late. Time for a downgrade.
[Editor Rob: today he can be 6ft 1.5...he also sometimes wears flatter footwear at events]
jtm said on 20/May/14
inch shorter than tom hiddleston. he is not 6'2 anymore.
the shredder said on 14/May/14
He is 6 '1 , He looks it with waltz also. Peak 6 '2
Alex 6'0 said on 12/May/14
Here are pics of Sam Jackson and Chris Evans together. Evans is listed 6'0 on here and looks about that maybe 5'11.5 at worst. He has a bit more footwear than Jackson has but still Jackson doesn't look anything over 6'1 if Evans is 6'0. No way a 2 inch difference even taking into account the small footwear advantage.

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Alex 6'0 said on 9/May/14
He looked 6'1 with Chris Evans in Captain America
Andrea said on 24/Apr/14
Rob, do you really think he was two big inches taller than John Travolta in Pulp Fiction? He looked maybe 1.5 inch taller than John, to me... And considering that John was 6' range, it's hard to believe he was ever over 6'2. Today he looks more and more 6'1... His 6'3 claim is quite hilarious
[Editor Rob: he could look just 6ft 2 flat]
Magnus said on 24/Mar/14
Strong 6'2 peak

Strong 6'1 today
Rey said on 22/Mar/14
Clearly taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Six-two and some change in his peak.
James B said on 15/Mar/14
In 51st state looked a strong 6'2 but then that was a very long time ago now
teamcoco said on 15/Mar/14
looks the same height as conan
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
see photo with tarantino 6' 1 shoulder to shoulder, same height. Click Here
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
samuel looks sometimes same height forest witaker but actually in photos with justin timberlake 6' or chris evans 6' looks only one inch taller that they, he also look smaller that Quentin Tarantino 6' 1, tom hiddleston 6' 2, morgan freeman 6' 2 or the rock 6' 3. Click Here I thing he actually is 6' 1.
Freddy said on 15/Feb/14
hmm, I can buy 6'2 in the 90s but nowadays he looks 6'1
Johnny Blaze said on 30/Jan/14
I'm 6'2 and walked right next to him in a store and he was a little taller than me. 6'2.5-6'3 is correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Rob is 187cm range today closer?
Angelaa said on 12/Jan/14
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Inch taller than 6ft1 Christano Ronaldo
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jan/14
probably a weak 6'2 now. not convinced he was ever 6'3 though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Honestly looked 189-190cm in the 90s
Shorty said on 30/Nov/13
He is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than 190 cm rock
Manza said on 27/Nov/13
He is 6.1 he is 2 inches shorter than rock 6.3
Nigel said on 14/Nov/13
He said on Letterman today that he's 6'3" :-)
cole said on 21/Oct/13
He's for sure not 6'2 range anymore. 185-186 cm range as of 2013.
Dejavu said on 12/Oct/13
He could be 6'1.5 now.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/13
187cm. One of the greatest and coolest actors! Pulp fiction is epic! He always looks around 6 foot 2 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/13
Rob, would have been 6ft3 in the morning at his peak?
KROC said on 9/Sep/13
6'1.5 as of now, 6'2.5 peak
Lo sgozzatore said on 18/Aug/13
Agree with Dmeyer...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Aug/13
Near 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
HULK said on 1/Aug/13
Deffo 6ft 1.5 next to will smith
looks same height as ronaldo
Dmeyer said on 17/Jul/13
Péak 6'2 2.25 on a good day now 6'1-1.25
cole said on 27/Jun/13
Personally I think he can look 6'1 or a tad under now a days, with a slouch of course. You can still see that his spine is quite intact, and his shoulder-height is close to what it used to be, but his head seem to have fallen down a bit in his neck, and he's more hunched over, and therefore looks 184-185 cm range next to 183 Hayden Christensen for example. If he stood straight he would probably measure around 186-187 cm, but he is not 188 cm anymore, probabl wasn't much taller than that at peak either.
6'2 or 6'2.25 at peak - 6'1.25 or 6'1.5 today.
Sam said on 25/Jun/13
He's about 1.5 to 2 inches taller than Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio:
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But does look shorter next to the taller Avengers, like barely 6'1" next to Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.
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Brandon said on 17/Jun/13
Why do so many people on this website constantly have to downgrade people. It's annoying.
Dejavu said on 11/Jun/13
A tad under 188cm?
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/13
6ft1.75in now
6ft2.5in peak.
wiltonstilts said on 23/Apr/13
6'2 still
lenad is sexy said on 13/Apr/13
187cm now. 189cm peak
lenad is sexy said on 30/Mar/13
I think hes a weak 6'2 now. Nipping 188cm. The 6'1 max claims are utter bull though
Dmeyer said on 29/Mar/13
6'2-2.25 peak 6'1.5-1.75 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
189-190cm/6ft2.5-2.75 prime
187.5-188cm/6ft1.75-2 today
Nerfherder said on 28/Feb/13
looked super tall in the parking lot scene in Spike Lee's "School Daze". still 6'2 nowadays, but only just.
TheDiva said on 6/Feb/13
I've know sam for 12 years. He has shrunk over the years and is now just over 6'1"
he was close to 6'3" when we met. he's lost about an inch.
Balrog said on 7/Jan/13
6'2'' at peak is possible but now he looks 6'1'' at the very most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Looked 6ft2.5-6ft3 range with ease up until to the late 1990s and Mr.R has confirmed that Jackson is still 6ft2 on the dot.
DanMan said on 14/Dec/12
More like 6'1
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Lenad is sexy said on 16/Nov/12
I think he still is 6'2ish
Mr. R said on 8/Nov/12
I saw Sam at an awards show Monday night. He is exactly 6-2.
James said on 4/Nov/12
Strange he could look under 6'2 next too Jeff goldblum
Aragorn 5\'11 said on 25/Oct/12
He looked 1.5 inches shorter than David Morse (6'4) in the Negotiator.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/12
I think he was 6 foot 3 at peak. Now about 187cm is right.
logan noll 1996 said on 21/Oct/12
He shrunk but is 6'2 despite being 63-64 years old. Really tall guy.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 20/Oct/12
Take a look at the shoe difference in the movie "The Other Guys".
The Rock has always shoe advantage over him (he wears always 1.5-1.6 boots), while Jackson wears thin shoes, that's because you can see a difference of 2+ inches between them.

The Rock is 6'2.5-6'2.75, and Jackson today is 6'1.5 and was 6'2-6'2.25 at peak.

Just take a look at "Unbreakable", he looked a lot taller than Bruce Willis in that movie, and Willis is still 5'11 today.

Conclusion? A peak of 6'2-6'2.25 for Jackson is reality.
matt678 said on 8/Oct/12
looked about 6 ft 2.75 peak now a days i would say nothing over 6 ft 1.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Yeah I think 187cm looks plausible now, but no lower than that.
I'm confidant that he was close to 6ft3 as a young man.
Silent d said on 3/Oct/12
Considering he is an old man, i think 187cm is solid.
matt678 said on 18/Sep/12
smauel l jackson looked 6 foot 3 next to hayden chrisensen
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Die Hard 3 - had about 2in on Bruce Willis so 6ft1.5-2 tops. Bad posture though.
Patriot Games - struggled to look over 188cm with Harrison Ford who had hair advantage.
Pulp Fiction - looked at least 6ft2 standing in the hallway with Travolta who was slouching terribly.
Shaft - looked near 6ft3 (approx.189-190cm) with Christian Bale.
Jackie Brown - 2in on Chris Tucker. Only time he's ever looked his claim.
SWAT - a good 1in on LL Cool J and dwarfed Colin Farrell.
Jungle Fever - made Wesley Snipes look like a kid. Easily the tallest cast member

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