How tall is Tom Jones ?

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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, a slim figure can sometimes give an impression of great stature. In fact, in the 70's he did look a tall man on stage. He did say though on Jay Leno, "You know, I'm 5'10 1/2" without shoes and then. You know maybe 6' with shoes"

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StopHijackingMyNick says on 27/Feb/14
yep 6ft0 in boots, at least around 5ft11 barefoot, good height.
Arthur says 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 says 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 says 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 says on 2/Sep/13
As listed. Big heeled boots the norm for decades.
Marco says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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 says 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.

Stuart
(Glasgow, Scotland)
Arch Stanton says 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 says 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 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.
MHouillon says on 30/Dec/12
Dear Caroline, please look at this:

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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.


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MHouillon says 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 says on 22/Dec/12
In Simon Napier Bell's book, he talks about Tom being a lot shorter than his official height.
mcfan says on 5/Sep/12
Elvis was a true 6'0 guy. Tom Jones was 5'10.5. They both wore elevator shoes. Jones towered over McCartney in stilettos, but he was 3/4 an inch taller than him and Lennon.
Ives says 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.
mcfan says on 17/Aug/12
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caroline says 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
mcfan says on 6/Jun/12
At the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Tom Jones is still one-inch taller than Paul. If Jones is 5'10 now, Paul is only 5'9 at 70 y/o.
mcfan says on 13/Feb/12
He was 2 inches taller than Joe Cocker. Just check out the video on youtube.
JaneDoe says 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 says 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".

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