Tall Fathers and Short Sons

CelebHeights.com has compiled a list of famous Celebrity Father's and sons who are several inches shorter than their Dad's.

1) WILL SMITH (6ft 1) and JADEN SMITH (5ft 7)



2) JAMES CAAN (5ft 9) and SCOTT CAAN (5ft 5)

James Caan and Scott
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3) DONALD SUTHERLAND (6ft 3.5) and KIEFER SUTHERLAND (5ft 8.5)



4) JAMES BROLIN (6ft 3) and JOSH BROLIN (5ft 9.5)



5) TIM ROBBINS (6ft 4.75) and MILES ROBBINS (6ft)



6) MARTIN SHEEN (5ft 7) and EMILIO ESTEVEZ (5ft 4)

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
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7) JIM HUTTON (6ft 4.5) and TIMOTHY HUTTON (6ft)



8) CLINT EASTWOOD (6ft 3.5 Peak) and SCOTT EASTWOOD (5ft 10.75)

Clint and Scott Eastwood


9) JOHN WAYNE (6ft 3.75) and PATRICK WAYNE (6ft 1)



10) OZZY OSBOURNE (5ft 9) and JACK OSBOURNE (5ft 6)

Ozzy Osbourne and Jack


11) SEAN CONNERY (6ft 2) and JASON CONNERY (5ft 11)



12) RANCE HOWARD (6ft 0.5) and RON (5ft 8.5), CLINT (5ft 6.5)

Rance Howard and Ron

Rance Howard and Clint


13) MORGAN FREEMAN (6ft 2) and ALFONSO FREEMAN (5ft 9)

Morgan Freeman and Alfonso


14) JIM BELUSHI (5ft 11) and ROBERT BELUSHI (5ft 6)



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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 15/Aug/19
I think mostly a father is tall and son is short was due to the mother gene. If a dad is 6'0 and a mom is 5'0 then the son often grow up to be 5'6-5'10 range, one of my friend cases a 6'1 dad, 5'2 mom and he stopped at 5'11 not so bad. But if a dad is 6'3 and mom 5'10 and son going to be higher chance hitting 6'5 up to 6'9 jackpot. My dad is 6'0 peak and my mom 5'7 and all my 6 brothers hit over 6'0 from 6'1 up to 6'7 1/2, my tallest two brother and i were luckiest ones to hit over 6'5. Dad and mom height with a gap of 5-6" would have 50/50 to have taller sons and gap between 7-10" usually would have a son near or same height with the father but gap between 11" or over would have tragic like 6'0 Common having a 6'8 dad due to a 5'0 mom. But the rare case of taller mother and shorter dad between 1-2" gap would have super tall daughters than sons that i see it often. My aunt is 6'0 and her husband 5'11 and my cousin who just turn 16 this year shes 6'2" on the nose while her two brother were reach up barely 6'0 same like her mom. I'm thinking best height was 6'2 dad matches a 5'10 mom that would have at least a son reach 6'5. But i heard some genectic pass through from their grandparents instate of own parents. The only case i know non gigantism chinese guy reach 6'9 while both his parents were under 5'5 but his maternal grandfather were over 6'0.
15m178cm said on 12/May/19
You forgot Bill Gates and his giant dad
TheBat said on 8/May/19
You forgot about Robert Downey Jr. and his 6'3" dad.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 24/Apr/19
Pretty sure jack Osbourne is 5ft 8 though
Nik said on 24/Apr/19
When my Dad was in his 60's he was as tall as me even though I was in my 20's and 30's at the time.
Andrea said on 22/Apr/19
Interesting article! 👍 Although some photos don't quite show the difference you would expect, assuming that those celebrities really are as tall as listed, like Donald and Kiefer Sutherland's, where it is certainly hard to believe there's as much as 8 inches between them: Click Here
Editor Rob
It's arguable Donald could have been 6ft 3, but a lot of the time never seems to stand tall, and shrinking over the years doesn't help.
Terrier said on 22/Apr/19
That goes to show that sons can sometimes end up many inches shorter than their Fathers. I wound up 1 inch taller than mine.

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