How tall is Tommy Lee Jones ?

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Tommy Lee Jones's height is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0.25in (184 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in movies like The Men in Black Trilogy, The Fugitive, No Country for Old Men, U.S. Marshals, Coal Miner's Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Lincoln, Under Siege, JFK, In the Valley of Elah and Rolling Thunder. In a 1991 article a journalist mentioned that "Jones bios give his height as 6 feet 1/2 inches or 6 feet 1/4 inch"
Comment on the Height of Tommy Lee Jones

Judd ISR said on 31/Jul/15
I agree, Sean73...
IMO in 1997 TLJ was still a flat 6'0" guy (is what he did look at times next to a 6'1.25-1.5" Will Smith). Considering he was at the beginning of 50s in the last years of 1990s, there's a good chance he has still lost just a small amount from his peak height so 6'0.25" as peak is legitimate!
Today 5'11.5" is fair because a shrinkage of 2 cms at almost 70 years old is normal!
Sean73 said on 10/Jul/15
I'm watching U.S. Marshals and he seems to be a full 4 inches taller than Robert Downey jr. I always thought RDJ was short but not that short. I would give TMJ a flat six foot in 1998, and RDJ 5'8". RDJ must be wearing 2" lifts these days.
Judd said on 26/May/15
Arch Stanton says on 26/May/15
184 is definitely genuine peak, he could pass for 6 ft 1 in the 70s.

Actually i don't think he was a "genuine" or "strong" 184 cms.
I usually consider a genuine or strong 184 cms guy someone like Bradley Cooper, who gets up usually at 186 cms and close the day at 184 cms (in the range 183,8-184,2 cms).
I think TLJ was more 183,5 cms in the afternoon. He maybe got up at 6'1 and then he closed the day at 6'0.2-0.25" which Made him a "very strong" 6' or (it's much better) a honest 6'0.25" guy.
I think he (very very) rarely went under 183 cms, i guess he was averagely 183,3-183,7 cms in the late afternoon.
Arch Stanton said on 26/May/15
184 is definitely genuine peak, he could pass for 6 ft 1 in the 70s.
Judd said on 25/May/15
I think that there were 3 solids cms between TLJ and WS. If tommy was 182 cms as a lots of people there say, then will can't be taller than a flat 6'1" and actually i don't think so.
At Times (1997) TLJ was at least 6' with a 6'1.25-1.5" will smith.
Judd said on 8/May/15
In the first MIB in a lot of scenes he did look max 1-1.25" shorter than Will Smith, with similar shoes and posture...I think at times he was 6'0-0.25" of course he has lost something but he does look 4 weak inches taller than bob DeNiro who I suppose is in the 172 cms range.
As I said before, the listing is the fairest!
sizeing sizemore said on 23/Mar/15
1 inch taller than Tom siezemore a known 5'11 guy....
grizz said on 22/Mar/15
@Rob, my mistake, they look alike to me. Coincidentally, they are the same height, so the argument is still valid :D
184.3cm said on 17/Mar/15
Nick Nolte and Gary Busey never thought they were alike but seems many do just like my father. Had to show him the damn credits just to prove it was Gary Busey.
To be honest in Under Siege i didnt think he looked a 6 footer next to Seagal more 5'11 range.
BITW said on 14/Mar/15
I am 187 188 with foot and 185 186 without footwear and i meet tommy lee jones 2 years ago, i think that he is 180 not more
BITW said on 14/Mar/15
I am 187 188 with foot and 185 186 without footwear and i meet tommy lee jones 2 years ago, i think that he is 180 not more
grizz said on 5/Mar/15
I had no idea he was strong 6footer at his prime! In "Under Siege" he seemed slightly shorter than Nick Nolte, but he always held a goofy posture throughout the film.
[Editor Rob: you mean Gary Busey?]
Judd said on 21/Jan/15
In conclusion, I think TLJ had at first the same size as Alex: strong 183 cms, so his daily height was variable between 183,5 cms and 183 cms, but with a "stop loss point" at 6'0"...
I think today he has lost a good half inche or a bit more, so likely he's in the 5'11.5" range...
Good estimate, rob! XD
Arch Stanton said on 30/Dec/14
One of my favourite roles of his is actually in Double Jeopardy with Ashley Judd.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Dec/14
Rob can you add a photo? Preferably not with his dodgy dyed hair in Coal Miner's Daughter LOL! He actually had a minor role in Love Story! Good selection Sam, thanks. Really looks easily a foot taller than Sissy Spacek in Coal Miner's Daughter. In one scene he is hunched over and folded in half and Sissy on higher ground to kiss her.
Mike said on 21/Dec/14
You might wanna change it to the Men in Black Trilogy Rob?
Sam said on 16/Dec/14
Re-upping my suggestions for the top of the page, Rob: Rolling Thunder, Coal Miner's Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Lincoln, Under Siege, JFK and In the Valley of Elah +the already listed Men in Black, The Fugitive & No Country for Old Men, his three best and best-known films.
Dmeyer said on 10/Dec/14
Claiming 183.5 and 184cm means he measured 6'0.25 at night , since he can look almost 6ft in old days he was probably that
MIB said on 19/Oct/14
He did look shorter In MIB3
judd said on 11/Sep/14
ritchie says on 7/Sep/14
Saw an interview with Tommy Lee Jones and he stated he was 5'11.5" without any shoes, he would stand just a little over 6' with footwear which appears accurate

what is the source?
ritchie said on 7/Sep/14
Saw an interview with Tommy Lee Jones and he stated he was 5'11.5" without any shoes, he would stand just a little over 6' with footwear which appears accurate
Sam said on 31/Jul/14
I think this current height is a good listing. Tommy has a reputation for sometimes being as mean as a rattlesnake but he's a good actor who brings gravitas to his role...good actor that is except for in Batman Forever.

In his credits, Rob, could you add Rolling Thunder, Coal Miner's Daughter, Lonesome Dove, Lincoln, Under Siege (the best performance anyone ever gave in a Steven Seagal movie), JFK and In the Valley of Elah, might need to drop the middling U.S. Marshals.
Jesse Stone said on 8/Jul/14
For Jones I would definitely give him a 6 feet peak!
May have lost a bit with age, but not very much. Seeing him at the Golden Globe Awards next to 6'1 Kevin Costner he could still be around 1.81m.
In U.S. Marshals he looks at least 6 feet tall. Great movie and actor, by the way!
Lenad is sexy said on 21/Jan/14
I agree with this listing
MetalKid said on 30/Dec/13
Yeah, looks about 6 ft 0.25 inches in The Fugitive next to Harrison Ford. Great film, by the way.
Dejavu said on 7/Dec/13
He edged out on Tom Hanks
Jax said on 6/Jun/13
180cm nowadays
182cm peak (when he was under 50 or so)
Xior said on 29/Apr/13
Can look very close to Will Smith in MIB.
tex said on 15/Apr/13
I lived in Llano, Texas for years and Tommy Lee Jones has a ranch at nearby San Saba. Saw him many times. He is at least 6 feet tall. His brother runs his ranch and they look very similar. Both big men. About 200 lbs.
Tim said on 13/Mar/13
Wow, I was surprised myself to see him at 5'11. I thought he was 5'6 because he looked short on MIB and he also appears to have a large head, no offence though.
Ted said on 8/Feb/13
In his movies he looks 5'11
Marcondo said on 4/Feb/13
I stood next to Tommy in line at the Basalt Co. City Market in the 1990's. I am 6' 1" and I was looking down on him. He is probably 5' 8 or 5' 9", no more. I am not sure who is posting here saying he is 6 ft. or so, they must have been stoned or standing in a hole.
Sam said on 8/Jan/13
I think he's dipped below the six foot mark at 67 years old...I suspect he and Harrison Ford are around the same rough 5'11" today. He didn't particularly tall in Lincoln. Next to Dave Costabile, who I think is a strong 5'10" as he looked a couple of inches shorter than the Flight of the Conchords guys, in Lincoln, Jones looked around the same height.
mike 181cm said on 30/Dec/12
Always thought 180 but now I think 183-184 in the 90s though Idk now..
Dmeyer said on 23/Dec/12
Alwais looked 1 in+ under smith so about 183cm by thé first mib today prob 5'11.5-11.75 and 6'0.25 in peak
Dmeyer said on 23/Dec/12
Hasnt lost Mush by nearly 70
Bran said on 11/Nov/12
I'm 5'10 in my shoes and just saw him. He has 2-3 inches on me(couldnt get close enough to get more accurate) in a cowboy boot with a work heel.(little over a inch). So I would say barefoot he is 5'11"-5'11.5".
James said on 5/Nov/12
Barely 6ft peak
Silent d said on 5/Oct/12
6 foot. I meant wesley snipes was wearing heels.
batjac said on 30/Sep/12
Not met, hav seen up close and 5,10 would fudging half a inch
bodwaya said on 24/Aug/12
in jfk he was 1 inch shorter 6 foot 1 Costner. 6 foot is dead on
The Dutch Guy. said on 16/Aug/12
6'0" (peak)
5'11 (today)
deano said on 7/Jun/12
and also usaully you are 1 1/4 inches taller when you wake up in morning then yoiu are later in the day so tommy lee jones 5 ft 11 1/2 later in day but adding the 1 1/4 inch on would make him 6 ft 3/4 so not far off his height given and taking they round it up that pretty much kinda rounds up the answer to why actors and actress look different heights.
deano said on 7/Jun/12
I believe tommy lee jones is same height asa harriosn ford which makes him 5 ft 11 1/2 i also beleive that most actors add 1 1/2 inches of height everyone sais hgarriosn ford is 5 ft 11 1/2 when hes meant o be 6 ft 1 tommy lee hjones was same height as harrison in fugitive will smith is meant to be 6 ft 1 1/2 but is exactly 1/2 inch taller than tommy lee jones in men in black so if will smith is 6 ft and tommy lee jones is 5 ft 11 1/2 then thats still fits the claim of will being 6 ft 1 1/2 and tommy 6 ft 1, still the half inch difference, I think they definately add 1 1/2 inches to alot of actor and actresses heights. Just a fact you cant miss.
nice guy said on 31/Jan/12
I dont see him obver 180cm (5'11)

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@ Silend d
will smith wearing lifts is bull...smiths 6'2 claim may be a little exaggerated but why would they want to make tommy look shorter than will ? if anything then they would want to make tommy look the same height as smith considering his role in man in black..
Ed said on 6/Oct/07
Tommy Lee Jones looked to have about 2 inches on Jason Patric, and was almost the exact same height as James Franco(5ft11) in In The Valley of Elah. I'm thinking he's more like 5ft11.25-5ft11.5 now. In certain shots he looked tall enough, but in others rather average. On another note man has he aged in the last few years. He's always had a craggy face, but he really looks to be in his upper 60's-early 70's, as opposed to his real age of 61.
dmeyer said on 27/Jul/07
he towers over bary peper peper cant be a full 5'10
dmeyer said on 27/Jul/07
dosnt look under 6 ft lately and was defenetly a lidl over 6 ft at peak he looks taller than hanks
dmeyer said on 27/Jul/07
lately i dont think he was more than than 5'11.5 since he looks about 2 in under 185 186 smith maybe 5'11.75 5 to 10 years ago and 6'0.5 at 20s
timber said on 26/Jul/07
I tend to agree with Ray. I think he is no more than 5'11" flat.
Ray said on 26/Jul/07
No way is Tommy Lee Jones over 6'. If you look at Under Siege, Gary Busey (6')has an inch on him and TLJ is wearing cowboy boots. I'd give him 5'10.5". This makes sense cos Will Smith in Men in Black was 2" taller than him and I peg Will Smith at 6'0.5" as many do.
dmeyer said on 27/Jun/07
rob you agree he aint that tall today and was 6 ft flat in men in black since you agree 1.5 in differance

[Editor Rob: likelier 183]
lz said on 26/Jun/07
dmeyer said on 25/Jun/07
to me he looked close to 2 in under will who is 6'1.5 so 6 ft not 6'0.5 but easily 6'0.5 to 6'0.75 in younger days
Joe Mama said on 12/May/07
saw him in reno once... looked under 6 feet from my 6'3 perspective.
Elisabeth said on 10/May/07
I have always thought that a 6 footer is tall for a man and a woman.So Jones looks 6'1".My mom saw him at a dinner 20 years back and said he was kind of a tall guy.
bikagyura said on 29/Apr/07
looked about half an inch taller than 6' 1" Harrison Ford in The Fugitive... How about 6' 1" at least in his prime?
dmeyer said on 9/Jan/07
but to me loks 2 inches shorter than 6'1.5 smith and thats more 6 feet and he is closer to 5'11.5 nowadays but defenetly 184 in his 20s
Editor Rob said on 23/Sep/06
In 1991, a newspaper mentioned "Jones' bios give his height as 6 feet 11/2 or 6 feet 1/4"
kerry said on 18/Aug/06
he looks lower than 6ft in most of his movie frankly.. i did gave him 5ft11(1.81m) will smith was a barefoot 6ft1(1.86m) at most..
Frank2 said on 10/Mar/06
Tommy Lee is shorter in person than he looks on camera. I stood only a few feet away from him when at Fox studios they were shooting a scene for the film Volcano. I always thought he was at least 6'2". He appeared to be roughly 6'. But he has hands like a gorilla! I mean they're the largest I've ever seen on a man of normal size.
Anonymous said on 10/Jan/06
184 cm at his peak also he looks 2" shorter than smith =6' also central castingwas looking for a stand for him last and they said we are looking for a guy who is 5'11
Mario Nariano said on 6/Sep/05
I don´t have watched Batman Forever for a while, but I renember that Carrey was an inch taller than Mr Jones.
john said on 5/Sep/05
what makes no sense is in batman forever hes taller the jim carey whoes rated 6"2 odd, explain that
yup said on 14/Jun/05
tommy used to live near me in san antonio texas in the 90's. we frequented many of the same places. we stood in line at the cashier several times. i am 5'10 and some times wear a moderately heavy rubber soled casual shoe. we were exactly the same height when he was wearing street shoes.

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