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Tom Jones's height is 5ft 10in (178 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179 cm)
Welsh singer best known for songs such as "It's Not Unusual", "Delilah" and "Sex Bomb". A big booming voice and trim figure can sometimes give an impression of great stature, and on stage Tom can look a tall man, but admitted on the Jay Leno show "You know, I'm 5'10 1/2" without shoes and then. You know maybe 6' with shoes."

How tall is Tom Jones
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MarcoH said on 1/Sep/15
Well, Stlweir...

No... Not 5'8. He never was. He has the built of a 6footer, but was always a Little too short for his width. 5'10 in his prime, always wore high heels.. 5'10 when I met him in 2004 (I'm 5'10 and he was the same them).
Now at 75 he is like 5'9.25 - 5'9.5 = 176-177cm.

When he did "Mars Attacks" in the 90s he was 5'10 or 5'9.5.

5'8 might be your impression, but he def wasn't.
Stlweir said on 20/Aug/15
Just watching Mars Attacks. Looks 5'8" max.
Art said on 3/Apr/15
No way , that he is 6 feet , maybe with the big boots that he used to wear. I remember back in 1969,when Mr.Tom Jones was in his prime, as well his famous tv show , by that time I was 11 , living in Puerto Rico, I red a big article related to his height. The article expesified why he looked so tall. The reasons were, the boots with 3 inches of heels & the cameras angle. In fact I remember when he stepped next to another good singer, Ingerber Humperdinck, he looked at least two inches smaller, even with those boots with big heels
MarcoH said on 4/Jul/14
Was at his Show in Bremen June 23rd 2014.

He is a bid shorter than me (178cm, 5'10) now. At Age 74 he is 176cm (5'9.25). Then the 1.5 Inch heels.
StopHijackingMyNick said on 27/Feb/14
yep 6ft0 in boots, at least around 5ft11 barefoot, good height.
Arthur said on 7/Feb/14
Since when shoes give 1.5 inches so he can be 6 ft? He's 6 ft in big boots.
Kats said on 13/Nov/13
In the late seventies I met Tom Jones at the Kahala Hilton in Hawaii where he was performing. Spent an afternoon on beach front playing volleyball with him and his family including son Mark and Tom's wife along with entourage were present as well and Tom seemed to be just under 6 feet tall. Tom was great very easy to talk to and so much fun to be around.
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
Have met him in Wales where I am from and I'm over 5'11 in shoes and he was slightly shorter. Weren't much in it to be honest. 5'9.5 shortest.
Brad said on 2/Sep/13
As listed. Big heeled boots the norm for decades.
Marco said on 30/Aug/13
Ohh... Sorry, Arch. Mea culpa !
Should've read with open eyes ;-)

5'8 isnt true. Minimum 5'9, maybe 176cm (5'9.25) at Age 73. He wears 1.5 Inch heels, and is almost 5'11 with those shoes.

Again: Sorry, Arch.
delilah said on 25/Aug/13
Around 5ft 8 is a good estimate, never 5ft 10. He wears dress boots and very high heels as a performer out in public and he has a husky frame with a big voice. So he seems bigger.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/13
@ Marco, if you actually read further down it was Joe who said he was 5'3" and I copied his message in reply in an equally "what a ludicrous comment" form. He's built like a tree trunk and with his voice and presence gives the impression of being a big man.
Marco said on 8/Mar/13
5'3.. Hehehehe.. Arch Stanton = Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond) ??

5'8 hehe nonesense..

I met him years ago. I'm 5'10 and he was as well. Maybe 177cm (5'9.5). Saw him in 2009 again - Nowadays at age 72 he might be 176cm. And broad-shouldered, massive. Not a hair under 176cm.
Rob Bryant said on 4/Mar/13
Tom Jones is at least. 5'- 10" or taller. I've seen him in concert front row center several times he's not a small man. I just watched Tom Perform with Sammy David Jr on u-tube. They are both wearing Beatle style boots you know Sammy always wore lifts. Tom looks to be 6-7 inches taller than Sammy who was between 5'-3" and 5'-4" tall. The footage of him performing next to Sammy proves that this story about Tom being 5'-4" is a lie. The guy that said it probably stands about 5'-3" himself.
john d said on 23/Feb/13
tom is 5/10 i seen him about 15 times since the late 80s are you ppl bord its just b.s makeing him 5/5 he did wear hugh heels but still come on he is 5/10 100%
miko said on 13/Feb/13
He did look 5'11 with Elvis.

Are you ever going to put the Elvis page back Rob? Or is it retired for good.
stuu56 said on 10/Feb/13
Jones is/was 5ft 8inches and this came from the mouth of his long-time publicity agent who broke away in the early 70s and gave the true details of Jones, including his height, in a series of newspaper stories...Gordon Mills tried to have them banned, but he wasn`t successful. Mills put it about that Jones was around the perfect 6ft mark, which was done purely for publicity reasons and making his singer appear in the best light possible.

(Glasgow, Scotland)
Arch Stanton said on 10/Feb/13
Joe says on 5/Feb/13
I worked for him as a musician and I assure you that he was less than 5'5". I would guess about 5'3". He wore extremely high heels and thick soles that were hidden by bell bottom pants. We did some concerts with Susan Anton who was much taller than he and we had to set up the stage with stools so that he sat behind her from the audience which made him look as tall as her. He is a tiny muscular man with one of the most powerful voices I ever heard and a range that was astounding.

Are you talking about Kelly Jones?? I can assure you that "tiny" doesn't even come close to describing tom who is a pretty robust solid 5 ft 10 guy. He's a heavyset man without a doubt. Kelly Jones from the phonics is 5'4.5"-5'5" I've seen him in concert, front row, but typically wears clumpy shoes to look 5'6.
little sue said on 6/Feb/13
Lol if he is that short what would that make the Stereophonics singer, about 4ft 10!! look up the video of them of their 'Mama Told Me Not To Come' video, he has a good 4 or 5 inches on Kelly who is about 5ft 5 to 6.
Joe said on 5/Feb/13
I worked for him as a musician and I assure you that he was less than 5'5". I would guess about 5'3". He wore extremely high heels and thick soles that were hidden by bell bottom pants. We did some concerts with Susan Anton who was much taller than he and we had to set up the stage with stools so that he sat behind her from the audience which made him look as tall as her. He is a tiny muscular man with one of the most powerful voices I ever heard and a range that was astounding.
MHouillon said on 30/Dec/12
Dear Caroline, please look at this:

Click Here

So Jessie is 5'10, wears 4 inch heels/platforms and Tom is only an inch shorter..

Jessie J is 5'9 - 5'9.5 and Tom is also about 5'9.5 today. That 5'8 guy you mean is Billy Idol.

Click Here
MHouillon said on 30/Dec/12
When I met him in 2003 and 2004 he was like 5'10 or a little less. I am 5'10.

@ Rob: Why don't you re-load-up the pic of Tom and me ?

When I met him in 2009 he was in the 5'9.25-5'9.5 area, so 176-177cm nowadays. Especially at age 72 in 2012.

5'8 or anything shorter is nonesense.
howdy said on 22/Dec/12
In Simon Napier Bell's book, he talks about Tom being a lot shorter than his official height.
Ives said on 4/Sep/12
Come on, he's not that tall. When he met Elvis he wore elevator shoes and was still smaller than him. Look at the photos.
caroline said on 5/Aug/12
Jessie J is5 10

soo tom jones is 5 9 cos jessie j s taller with no heels on to soo tom must me 5ft8 so its wrong do not say jessie js 5ft8 cos shes not she looks 5ft10 i met her before my mums 5ft11 but when i seen with jessie j with no heels on she was mills taller soo jesie j must be 6ft somert
JaneDoe said on 2/Feb/12
No way. I saw him come off a bus at a concert he was going to perform in. He's 5'5"- 5'6" max. I also have a friend who used to know him in the NYC scene in the early 70s. He hung out with Joe Namath and she said he's short. She said he's no where near 5'10".
Jane Doe said on 2/Feb/12
No way. I saw him come off a bus at a concert he was going to perform in. He's 5'5"- 5'6" max. I also have a friend who used to know him in the NYC scene in the early 70s. He hung out with Joe Namath and she said he's short. She said he's no where near 5'10".
Chris said on 26/Aug/07
Looks about right. Tom next to Elvis here: Click Here
MHouillon said on 6/Jul/07
Tom is 67 now (and he shrunk a little over the years).

To Rob I suggest a "Peak height 179cm (5'10.5")" and "actual height 177cm (5'9.5") like with other mature celebs.

P.S. Dear Rut! I found a picture of The princes (6'3 William, Harry), Tom and Joss Stone at "". Here Joss is clearly taller than Tom - becuase she wears heavy-soled high-heels.

[Editor Rob: I hadn't really bothered with peak, but he has lost 1/2 inch anyway.]
MHouillon said on 3/Jul/07
Tom Jones was definitely taller than Joss Stone. There was one camera angle, where she seemed taller than him, but you know, angles... (look at Rob's comment about angles)
Joss Stone is a full 178cm (5'10), and Tom was a bid taller than her.
Tom without shoes = 177-178cm + big heeled-shoes = 3cm-4cm (1.5 inches) taller than Joss. Dear Rut, take a closer look to the pics (Getty images). Tom is taller than Joss.

timber said on 2/Jul/07
In the pics I saw of them performing, barefoot Joss appeared shorter than Jones...??
Rut said on 2/Jul/07
Man, is he getting old..
Ok, Peak height (maybe??) five ten and a seeing him yesterday besides Joss Stone, who appeared barefooted about two cm atleast taller him, making Jones about 175cm+ with shoes on, so possible..(who knows?) 173, 174 cm barefooted..
If that isn't solid proof he is five nine max now,, I dont know anymore..
I guess I was just as surprised that Tom was not as tall I thought he was in the beginning, when I read he was under six foot, but anyway...... Case Closed.
mcfan said on 24/Jun/07
The site has McCartney at 5'11 in his prime which I knew was wrong, but Jones did appear about 5'11 on the show. Jones was taller and still is taller than Paul. If he's 5'10 now, certainly Jones could have been 5'11 in his prime. Isn't he close to 70 now?
MHouillon said on 22/Jun/07
He said it himself: "I'm 5'10 and a half" (179cm).
Well, obviously that was his youth-height. Today he is 177cm-178cm (5'9.5"-5'10"). He has very broad shoulders and big arms and hands. So he has a "compact" appearance but he is never a 5'8". Look at my pic above. (His shoes had a 1.5" (3.5cm) inches heel, like mine.)
mcfan said on 21/Jun/07
Having seen pictures of Tom, I would upgrade him to 5'11 in his youth. 5'10 now.
Sean in CA said on 14/Jun/07
He's 5'8" tops... I saw him in Vegas (in my hotel lobby with like six bodyguards) in '00 and he's my brother's height. I'm 5'11" and he was just that little bit shorter than me, reminded me of my brother who is 5'8".
mcfan said on 29/Mar/07
Certainly Elvis was taller than Tom Jones. I think Elvis was 6'0 or 6'0.5.
TJ said on 26/Mar/07
He always looked between 1.5 and 2 inches shorter than Elvis and most certainly was shorter as there was an issue where his manager wanted to vet the photos they had taken together to remove those that clearly showed Elvis was taller. With Elvis probably just scraping 6ft, Tom was most likely 5'10 to 5'10 1/2 in his prime.
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
mcfan said on 24/Mar/07
Glenn, let's not forget Jones is an old man and has been an old man for quite a while so he's probably shrunk an inch or so. I used to watch his show when I was little and he appeared 5'11 to me. He's got a large head so he appears shorter than what he is. He used to wear some ridiculous heels on his show, but he didn't wear them all of the time. Fred Willard was about 3 inches taller than him.
Glenn said on 1/Feb/07
That reminds me I have a pic with me and Tom in a email I never used and another I thought I put up here.can still look 5-11,with the help of a little heel.
mcfan said on 31/Jan/07
Tom Jones does appear to have been close to 5'11 during the earlier part of his career.
MHouillon said on 6/Jan/07
Having seen some recent pics of Tom lately, I'd say, he is in the (177cm) 5'9.5 area now. Not a 5'8 like some claim, but a certain 5'9.5".
mcfan said on 17/Aug/06
Tom Jones did wear some ridiculous heels but he does look 5'10-5'10.5 on the old shows. He's probably 5'9.5-5'10 now.
MHouillon said on 11/Aug/06
Saw some pics and videos of Tom recently. He's 66 now, so a 177cm (5'9.5") is possible these days. However, never ever a ridiculous 5'8 like some claim.
jeppe said on 10/Jul/06
Tom Jones with Isaac Hayes (6'), look for a glimse of their shoes in the beginning

Click Here
MHouillon said on 19/Apr/06
By the way, how did you see his Lifts in Las Vegas since Lifts are worn inside the shoes ? Maybe I do a consider-mistake, but how is that possible ?
MHouillon said on 16/Apr/06
Hi, Frank2. Why don't you give me your E-Mail, I'll send you a pic with Tom and me that proves his 5'10".
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
Tom is about 5'9". On stage he wears huge lifts. I know since I saw him wearing them in Las Vegas when I went to see his concert.
mcfan said on 12/Apr/06
I don't think Tom Jones was ever taller than 5'11 nor do I think he looked tall on "This Is Tom Jones." He had a large head and was pretty stocky so he just looked average to me.
Rut said on 3/Jan/06
I believe when standing straight Tom is a strong 178 cm, so five 10 and one quarter for sure..!
Rut said on 27/Dec/05
So you took your shoes of? otherwise he is still atleast considerably the shoes he's wearing 3 to 4 cm shorter than you..also I think those shoes aren't more than 4 cm then
Becky said on 1/Dec/05
I see Tom all the time in Vegas and have stood next to him to talk and have pictures...I'm six feet tall, he is as tall as me w/his shoes on and they aren't considerable lifts so I would say he is 5'10 in his stocking feet.
McFan said on 16/Oct/05
I think 5'10.5 is pretty much what Jones was in his heydey. He's probably 5'.9.5 now. He was slightly taller than Lennon and McCartney who were both 5'10. In a UK special from 1972 he was the same height as Kirk Douglas but I think Kirk was 5'10 back then...slightly taller than son Michael.
Artful Dodger said on 11/Oct/05
I had lunch with Tom Jones at an Italian restaurant in a ski resort. He was seated and at times pulled out an acoustic guitar to play and sing. When he finally did stand at the end of lunch he 'appeared' to be short. I am 6' and he was considerably shorter (perhaps 4 inches) which brings him in at 5'8". But who cares really the man has had, and continues to have, a brilliant career.
Scott said on 12/Jun/05
Granted Tom looks taller in this picture, but he is suited and booted and Carlton is in his dressing gown so would be barefooted or sandals.

I have met Cerys Matthews many times who Tom duetted with on the Reload album and promo video, she is 5'2.05 and wears heels all the time. I haven't checked any photos of the two together so I am prepared to either be validated or shot down in flames. Perhaps the editor can arbitrate and confirm!

[Editor Rob: for sure Tom has a solid 4 inches on Fonso, but I think he might have a 1-inch disadvantage in the footwear department. It is possible alfonso is indeed not quite the 5ft 7 he says...]
MHouillon said on 8/Jun/05
Carlton's height ? Alfonso Ribeiro (who playes Carlton) is about 5'5" - 5'6" max. And Tom towered over him.

look :

In his early years (60s and 70s) Tom was wearing high-heeled shoes/boots to appear taller. Back then he was about 5'10.5" 179cm, with this shoes/boots he looked more like just over 6'0" (183cm). But nowadays he wears normal 1.5 inches-heeled shoes. And when I met him in Hamburg during a radio-station-promo in 2003, he really never was 5'8.5".

5'10" is pretty accurate.

By the way, no wonder Will Smith was much taller than Tom... Will is a tall guy (188cm-189cm) and he towers almost any actor he plays with.

By the way, Happy Birthday, Tom -65- (June 07th 1940)

Scott said on 7/Jun/05
I'd hazard a guess of old Tom being quite a bit shorter than this more like 5'8.5 - 5'9 and a fan of some 'special' shoes. I remember him being on Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and looking very small next to Will Smith - Carlton's height in fact!
leoboy said on 6/Jun/05
my nan met tom about 5 years ago and she sed he"s a solid 5"10 my nan"s 5"4

[Editor Rob: your nan knows her heights for sure!]
rut said on 15/May/05
I think (I agree with Lmeister) that Mr. Jones, ok maybe six foot with shoes in his heydays.....
But now def. 5 ft 9, he's five ten with one a inch lift...
MHouillon said on 29/Apr/05
Hello, Lmeister. It wasnīt my intention to seem "offended". (Was I really? I donīt think so). I thought your post was with an ironical meaning. If you feel offended by my post, I have to apologize for this. Best wishes, Marco
Lmeister said on 24/Apr/05
He used to get listed 5'9'' in his old official website back in 97 or something...cause I remember that his album was pretty damn popular in Finland during that era and checked his info from that site...He was also hanging out with some famous Finnish chicks while performing in Helsinki and looked 5'9'' not taller + U never know the truth about his shoes...I think he would love to be 5'10.5'', but I think that is little bit of stretching the truth...I have find some pics...Keep on Rocking Rob!!!
CelebHeights Editor said on 23/Mar/05
Marco, a site visitor emailed to show a good pic of him and Tom Jones together and I have upgraded Tom Jones to a very solid 178cm!

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