How tall is E.T.

E.T.'s Height

3ft 4 (101.6 cm)

E.T is a Communications Engineer who grew up on the planet Liras Foplo. After crash landing on planet Earth, an introduction to Steven Spielberg changed his life...He was cast in a groundbreaking role - playing himself - in the blockbusting autobiographical film E.T: The Extra Terrestrial. I was lucky enough to meet him on his flying visit to Glasgow last year. In this picture he asked to be put on a table as he felt he would look too short in photos.

5ft 8 with E.T. (he's on my phone here with Spielberg talking about making a sequel!)

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
3ft 3.92in (101.4cm)
Rebecca said on 2/Feb/19
I question that ET is 3ft 4in. He is clearly 3ft 3 1/4 in. When he visited me he stood against my sofa and was clearly shorter than the armrest
Nik said on 12/Dec/17
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!

I have had plenty of stick before now from my parents for having an untidy bedroom, not switching lights off resulting in the house being likened to Blackpool illuminations, and having my shirt hanging out! The things we did when we were kids Sandy, I would imagine that a spanking and being sent to bed with no dinner would have made you think twice about doing what you did again!
My Mum did a lot of cleaning for my Grandma and she used to do it at dinner time during school days, like you said on another page there were no shortcuts until recent decades!
We have never visited other planets like ET has, it would be interesting to do so!

Sandy Cowell said on 8/Dec/17
@ Nik - Sorry about the delay!

My Mum used to give me stick for.....

.....throwing food down by my side of the table where we would sit and eat our meals! It became quite a fun game to me! I particularly loathed all things potato and would drop them down secretly and pick them up when she was out of the room. I forgot about them once and they piled up something fierce and when my Mum found the great mouldly mound, I got a spanking and sent to bed with no dinner!

Other than that, I was quite a tidy kid and was doing all the cleaning by the time I was 9. My Mum, being a single parent, had to go out to work to supplement the family income and I had to grow up pretty quickly. It wouldn't have been right if she'd come home to a great sea of toys, but she came home unexpectedly early on a few occasions, and we were in the middle of our games with toys all over the house and - wham! We had it! 🚸🏑🐈

But at least we didn't go and get ourselves lost on other planets like ET!

Cheers Nik! πŸ‘ πŸ™‹
Nik said on 18/Nov/17
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!

That and this can sometimes be interchanged so that (I am glad mine hasn't changed it to this!) the sentence makes a modicum of sense, but yours changed your sentence so that it didn't make bloody sense! Give it the chop!

I tend to be a bit of a hoarder myself so I find it difficult at times to chuck things out! My Mum always gives me a bit of stick for being like this as she is the opposite!

Well if he is an adult ET he may have stopped growing, it appears like he is not a kiddie anymore! But who knows? He may be a teenager and have a bit of growth left in him and being an ET he may even continue to grow well into adulthood! Either way if he continues to show growth Rob will keep upping his height!

Cheers Sandy!
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/17
🐹 Correction Time! 🐹

That should have been 'anything THAT' rather than 'this'!
It was, of course, my bloody autocorrect!
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Nov/17
@ Nik:- Hi there! (2nd attempt!)
I used to have these merciless great clear-outs and anything this didn't have some use to it got chucked away so no, I very much doubt that I still have the empty bottle ET!

Although I haven't seen the movie for years now, I do remember that ET was a lot smaller than the ones who came to collect him at the end, so he must have been a child ET. Ergo, he MUST have grown!!!!!
Nik said on 16/Nov/17
@ Sandy Cowell - Hi!

Have you still got this container Sandy?

It would be interesting to know if replica ET's are still sold now, in charity shops, toy shops, auctions, etc.

Well, with him being an extra terrestrial we are not sure about how old he is when he starts and stops growing, we would also not know what his rate of growth is so he could have grown an extra half inch since nearly a year ago!

Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/17
@ Nik - It's a true story and it happened in the 80's! It was the only replica ET that I could get hold of! I didn't think of looking in the toy shops....

ET can have 3ft4.5! I'm sure he's grown a bit since I was on this page last time!
Nik said on 14/Nov/17
@ Sandy Cowell

I like your story of the ET Bubble Bath container given to you by a 4 year old!

Richardspain said on 16/Oct/17
Hahahaha very good Rob! Nice picture!

I see ET has a good genetics and I see people of the planet Liras Foplo don't grow old nothing!! It's amazing!
S.J.H said on 19/Jan/17
Lol. He must be barefooted! 3'4 for sure
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Oct/16
I'm really surprised to see a picture of you, Rob, with this fellow! The closest I've ever got to giving him a cuddle was with an empty ET Bubble Bath container that I was given by a 4-year-old!
Editor Rob: he was a charming. Very quiet, but that's to be expected. He travelled a long way just to take a photo with me...
Arch Stanton said on 6/Nov/14
Viper thinks he's 3'1.5 max!! :-)
Gonzalo said on 5/May/14
E.T. wore lifts. Everybody knows that
Azi said on 2/Apr/14
Tnx for ur interesting site Rob.
MrTBlack said on 2/Apr/14
April fools joke!
Tim181 said on 2/Apr/14
I thought it was an 1st april joke,are you seriously going to keep this page, Rob.
Mathew said on 1/Apr/14
Visited the site today hoping to see Justin Bieber get upgraded to 5'9" or Stallone to 5'11" for April Fools day... Left more satisfied.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 1/Apr/14
Wow, Rob, I think constantly over list celebs but this one is just vulgar obscenity.

leonari said on 1/Apr/14
Once again you nailed it Rob. Good Job ;-)
Tommo said on 1/Apr/14
Lol, nicely played. Hopefully he's still a cool being to meet and hasn't gone all Hollywood on us!
linke said on 1/Apr/14
He's lying. He's 3'3" and 3/4 :)
Sean said on 1/Apr/14
Haha great listing for E.T
SAK said on 1/Apr/14
I swear ET could alter his height, by elongating his neck.
Sam said on 1/Apr/14
Two questions, Rob, is his neck full extended in the shot and what are you holding in your hand? A case of melting Reese's pieces as a bribe?
[Editor Rob: it's my phone, he was definitely trying to stretch up, but his neck ain't as flexible as it used to be]
miko said on 1/Apr/14
No visible lifts, and that neck looks in good posture after all these years.
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 1/Apr/14
I bet in dons he still wouldnt appear much taller lol
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 1/Apr/14
Rob if he can heal wounds and cuts with his magic finger then he can surely become taller?
[Editor Rob: he said be tried but it just didn't work...I told him about dons, he seemed intrigued.]
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 1/Apr/14
Rob did E.T. phone you at home to ask if you would play a part in the next film? i think you would be great im glad you got to meet him 3ft 4 looks right for him maybe aliens are real after all he seems friendly, and another question how tall do you think he would be when he raises his neck up over 4ft?
[Editor Rob: he said he can't raise his neck up much these days, it's over 30 years, he's getting on a bit now!

I am just waiting on the phonecall from Spielberg any day!]
MacReady said on 1/Apr/14
Bah! - Look at those lifts! This guy is obviously insecure about his height.
the shredder said on 1/Apr/14
lOL nice .
El Vest said on 1/Apr/14
Saw him once at an Theme Park - he was too short to get on the rollercoaster

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