How tall is Sting

Sting's Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11 (180.3 cm)
British Singer, of Police fame. In the 1990's he described himself in the Spotlight Casting Directory at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and also gave his weight as 10 stones 7 lbs.


Sting with Trudie Styler
Photo by PR Photos
"I thought, 'God! I thought you were about 6 foot,' when actually, he's about 5-8 or something like that. Much smaller than I thought...I'm 5-foot-5."
-- Donna Lewis

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Average Guess (42 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.22in (180.9cm)
Current: 5ft 10.47in (179cm)
Lance Lambert said on 18/Aug/19
I met Sting after a concert on the Police's first tour of the U.S. the Roxanne tour. I am 5'11. He was noticeably shorter than me. 5'6 would be about right. Maybe he was still growing. ;)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Jul/19
When I saw Sting in the movie 'Quadrophenia', he came over much taller than he actually is. I'd have reckoned on six one. I did enjoy his dancing, and when Jimmy tells Leslie Ash's character to "Go and dance with Ace Face" and she does it, her eyes speak volumes!

If Sting days he's 5ft11, then I suppose he must be! I'll give him 5ft10.5 for today's height. The cast of : 'Quadrophenia' happens to consist of quite a few below average fellows.
William_O'Jell said on 12/Apr/19
Most English children born in the immediate post war years are fairly short due to food rationing. Gordon (Sting) is fairly tall for this group at 5 feet 10 and 3 quarters. Sting is about the size of Lawrence Olivier.
'Annonymous' said on 4/Apr/19
Rob, I still want to give Sting 5'11.25" in his prime because 181 cm looks reliably as his peak height. Here you can see him next to Frank Bruno (whom you met in person):
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These photos come from 1988, it's a bit difficult to compare two different people and their height while running, although I don't think Sting was only 5'11" in his prime. Rob, you said Sting in 80s could look over 5'11". Are you going to give him a list of 181 cm?
179cm guy said on 23/Jan/19
Rob do you think that a max range of 5'11.25-.5 can be argued for Sting's peak height? I personally think that he deserves an upgrade to 181cm for peak height and the current listing is fine, although he may start dipping into the 5'10-10.5 range as he approaches seventy.
Editor Rob
He had a chance of measuring it, though seems like a guy who gave 5ft 11 and if he was a little above it never bothered adding a fraction.
James Brett said on 15/Jan/19
Rob was he still at his current height of 5ft10.5 back in 2015?
Editor Rob
He might have been in 179-180 zone.
Rory said on 8/Sep/18
I don't personally feel he was much over 5ft11 if at all. I remember him in a film from the 1980s stood face to face with Tommy Lee Jones and looking a good inch shorter. He also didn't look over 5ft11 with taller guys in band aid like Le Bon or Paul Young. 181 would be the most I'd argue.
Gracian said on 2/Sep/18
Here are other photos of Sting next to Stevie Wonder in 2003:
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And more photos of Sting next to Stewart Copeland from the 80s, the difference between them never looked as large as 3 inches:
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He really looked over 5'11" very often. Rob, I think that the 181 cm mark would be more for him.
Gracian said on 8/Jul/18
Rob, please, look at Sting again. You said that 181 cm is possible for him and you understand if someone estimates this figure for him. Here are Sting's photos next to Stevie Wonder from 2003 (in the first picture you can see that their footwear is not much different from each other, at this event): Click Here
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And here are Sting's photos alongside Stevie Wonder at their joint concert in 2009: Click Here
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You can see his old photos next to Stewart Copeland from the 80s, a full 3 inches between them is a bit too much: Click Here
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Really 181 cm as his peak height looks just for him. Rob, will you give him an upgrade until 5'11.25"?
Editor Rob
I haven't ruled out the 181cm mark as being a possible fair listing, I think in the 80's he could seem over 5ft 11
Bradley said on 18/May/18
As listed. 5-11 when I met him,and them, almost 40 years ago.
btully said on 17/May/18
I've been fortunate to meet and shake hands with Sting a couple of times. The first time was asking for his autograph after his performance in Threepenny Opera back in 1989. My wife and I waited outside the stage door for him to exit (we were first in line). To my shock and embarrassment, the first thing out of my mouth was not "Great performance, Mr. Sumner, I'm a huge fan" but instead I blurted out to my wife "Wow, I'm taller than Sting!" to which Sting looked me in the eye and smirked after seeing how red I'd turned from embarrassment. In any event, I was very surprised that I was taller. I'm 6'1" and I felt at least 2 inches taller at the time. So I think the consensus on this site (anywhere from 5'10 - 5'11") is correct.
Gracian said on 2/May/18
Rob, look at the photo of Sting with Boy George (who is holding a bad posture): Click Here
Now, see his picture with Bob Geldof, Simon Lebon and George Michael, Sting again looks much taller than Michael, and not much shorter than the two man with a range of 187 cm: Click Here
I think the peak height Sting eventually beat the peak height George Michael and peak height Boy George. Rob, can not you really give Sting peak height 181 cm?
Sonnecker said on 5/Apr/18
Half inch more in youth, 5'11"1/2, he was clearly ove 180 cm.. Now? I really have difficulty to argue his height now, maybe 5'10"3/4, weak 180 cm...
Nik said on 22/Mar/18
I could see him being nearer to 5'10" than 5'11"!
Gracian said on 20/Mar/18
Rob, I think Sting really could not care for a fraction of over 5'11". Look, he really looked taller than George Michael: Click Here
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Besides, in the photos between him and Stevie Wonder (listed as 6 feet on your website) I'm not able to see the one inch difference, look at this photos: Click Here
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The conclusion is simple, I still think that 181 cm fits better for Sting. You can argue about 5'10.75" for George Michael who did not always look like a solid guy 5'11". Rob, I think you should give Sting upgrade peak height 5'11.25" otherwise Stevie Wonder and George Michael need a downgrade.
Ngahiwi said on 26/Feb/18
Who cares 6ft, 5ft11, 5ft 9..he is richer and far more talented than anyone of us speculating about his height. I’d put him at 10ft talk in terms of achievement- a very special human being to say the least.
Editor Rob
Well many people do, which is why there are many sites that provide trivia about celebrities 🙂

Height is a factor in casting films and TV shows, which is why in something like the Casting directoris or resumes, it's mentioned.

I think it's interesting to let people know Sting only claimed 5ft 11 in that directory, which is remarkably honest, given many people estimate him taller.

As for his talent as a songwriter and musician, he's certainly a giant in that respect. Immeasurable you might say...
Gracian said on 14/Feb/18
Rob, I think flat 5'11 "is a bit too low for Sting's peak height! Although google and imdb are often absurd and stupid, I believe they are right this time listing Sting as 5'11.25". Just look at Sting's photos with George Michael:

Sting generally looked taller than 5'11 "George Michael, I thought you could even argue about 5'11.5" but maybe 181 cm would be best for him... Please, Rob, give him a quarter more at the his peak height.
Editor Rob
Unfortunately the links didn't convert properly, I would recommend using tinyurl or bit.ly to shorten links.

I understand 181cm estimates for him, he could look that range. I think his own claim of 5ft 11 is rather honest of him...maybe if he measured 1/4 over it, he didn't care for that fraction and went with 5ft 11 flat.
Nik said on 31/Jan/18
@ Arch Stanton - Hi!

I am fine thanks. I have just had a lie down on my bed and recharged my batteries, I now instantly feel better!
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/18
Rob you know my email address, so hope it's not a problem the one I used. :-)
Editor Rob
As long as you remember it. I suppose it's a true statement too!
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/18
Hi Nik! Hope you're well. Shaggy at 5'9.5?
Nik said on 29/Jan/18
@ Arch Stanton

It's good to see you on celebheights!

I think Imdb have over quoted Sting to be honest, the 5'10.25" - 5'10.5" range is a good fit for me!
Arch Stanton said on 29/Jan/18
Looks spot on with James Corden. Surprised to see no entry for Shaggy though. I think he looked maybe an inch shorter than Sting I think but might be wrong. Imdb says 5 ft 11, mmm.
berta said on 7/Dec/17
maybe he looked tsaller because of his slim frame. i really thought 181-182 peak was possible but if he claims 180 then he probably was that or dont mind the fraction over
James B said on 25/Nov/17
Rob do you think he really was 10 stone 7?
Editor Rob: absolutely, he was a slim guy, although probably this is his 20's weight.
The Shredder said on 19/Nov/17
Lean guy but I would have guessed 165 lbs , not 147 lbs ( 10 stone 7 lb )
James B said on 16/Nov/17
WOW 10 stone 7 at 5ft11
Rory said on 15/Oct/17
Yh if you watch the film Stormy Monday there's a good scene with sting and Tommy Lee Jones where he doesn't look over 5ft11 with him. Where does this leave the other 5ft11 listed George Michael though because Sting definitely edges him out.
KH said on 6/Sep/17
Seems about right. Sting is an old man now but still significantly taller then 5'9 please. Many people are bad at comparing there heights to other people they see in public and frequently call people an inch or two taller then them the same height. Sometimes it is just a mistake because you have to be right next to a person for a few seconds to get an accurate guess never mind footware difference.
James B said on 24/Aug/17
Rob could he be 5'10 flat now?
Editor Rob: I doubt he's quite as short as that today.
Tonydaportuguese said on 2/Aug/17
Sting 5,11
Stewart Copeland 6,2.5
Andy Summers 5,6
Rhonda said on 26/May/17
He is smaller than Brad Pitt. 5ft9.5 seem most likely. Pitt had two inches on him.
Rory said on 3/Apr/17
Yh in fact although I think this guy is overrated I do think 5'11.5 is a better bet than 5'11.25 in his prime.
Rory said on 1/Apr/17
Still think 5'11.5 is just as likely as 5'11.25 peak.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Mar/17
Yeah he's looking noticeably shorter now. Still in fantastic shape though. He looks the picture of health at 65, healthier looking than most blokes half his age!
Amy said on 26/Feb/17
I saw Sting perform last night...he is not a tall guy..I'm 5'9"...he is no taller than me...
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jan/17
5'10 range now, maybe peak he was 5'11, before daily tantric that is ;-)
Tony francis said on 19/Dec/16
I met him at the sage Newcastle last year in April he's definitely 5 11
Craig said on 19/Dec/16
Often listed as 5"11. Sometimes as low as 5"9. Yet in "Do They Know It's Christmas" he appears the same height as Simon LeBon from Duran Duran, who has been listed as 6"2. So which is it?
Craig said on 18/Dec/16
Simon LeBon from Duran Duran has been listed as 6"2. Yet in the video "Do They Know It's Christmas" they stand next to each other and look virtually the same. So, 5"10-6"2, which is it?
Gibson Cordoba said on 17/Dec/16
Sting is most likely 5 foot 9 based on a photo of Elton John (who I read is 5 foot 8) and Sting side by side.
Guitar Hero Miller said on 16/Dec/16
Elton John (who's said to be 5'8") looks only like an inch shorter than Sting. So Sting is most likely 5'9" in my estimate.
James B said on 29/Nov/16
Rob my dad thinks sting is one of the ugliest men on this planet.

Would you think that's a bit extreme? Maybe my dads jealous because he is not in the best of shape himself at 5'9 and 175 pounds of belly fat lol
Editor Rob: well James, he's certainly shorter and probably a lot less rich than Sting.
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Oct/16
I just found an article in my newspaper about Sting and his family. I didn't read it but it did prompt me into wondering how tall he is, or rather WAS, in the film Quadrophenia, where he looked far, far taller than anyone else, was the best and grooviest dancer and was even known as 'the Face' or 'Ace Face', or something not dissimilar. On finding that he wasn't even a full 6ft, like Pete Townshend at the time, I have come to the conclusion that the other actors were mostly well below average! So that's sorted that out; if you want to look tall, hang around with people inches smaller than yourself! Simples!!
Holly said on 2/Oct/16
I met him in 1993 and he was 5'9.5 - 5'10" tops. We both had on sandals. I'm not good at guessing weight, but he was very slender.... maybe 155 lbs.
PaulG said on 24/Jun/16
I met him years ago at a show and stood right next to him. He seemed to be right around 5'9.5 . It was around 11pm in the evening so he may have been at his lowest point in terms of height.
SonnyboySlim said on 9/Jun/16
I buy 5'11" but not 165lbs. He's lean but his arms and shoulders are well built. 175 at least.
howhiami said on 23/Feb/16
Jimmy Nail,the lead actor in The Last Ship is six three and there are plenty of pictures of them together, with Sting a good four inches shorter at least. From personal experience I know yoga gives you an erect posture and sting is still very slim and athletic in appearance. I reckon five ten and a half is about right.

There are some pics of Sting and Bowie together and Stingo makes Bowie look chunky! Can anyone who has met the man give an idea of how slim he really is?
spike said on 2/Dec/15
He wears lifts, you know !
movieguy said on 5/Aug/15
I remember him being described as 6ft when he was a lot younger. Didn't he look tall in Quadrophenia, probably spelt that wrong. Maybe it's like all the old Hollywood stars who were officially 6ft even if they were 5'7'' in reality.
James B said on 24/Mar/15
any guesses on his weight today rob?
[Editor Rob: still looks trim enough to be 165 range]
Shamrock said on 10/Feb/15
yeah, veered a little off topic there, apologies- on one final note there are a few scenes in the same movie with Sting standing next to Paul L. Smith who you've recently added at 6'4- he doesn't look a full five inches shorter to me, might be worth checking out
Shamrock said on 9/Feb/15
watched the clip again and you're right that they are quite close but MacLachlan definitely isn't any taller. I think you should consider adding a fraction to Sting's peak and lowering MacLachlan's slightly.

anyway, now you know who I am (although I expected you might, I used an alt. name for the sake of staying hidden from others) I'm going to take a break from posting again for a while, I might be able to attend LFCC this summer after all though still not sure, and I'm going to be getting a handful of new photo ops at NFCC next month, so I'll try and stand at my tallest for them and wear the thinnest footwear possible- hope they help
[Editor Rob: I think their fight is really hard to tell who was taller, unless there is a deleted scene of them together.

You might be better off rather than wear thin sneakers, wearing a 1-inch sneaker or shoe as then on average from years of observing what men wore, close to an inch seemed the average. Maybe if we didn't go onto the topic of your height and just stuck with the celebrities heights, it would be easier?]
Shamrock said on 31/Jan/15
rob, in Dune he was taller than Kyle Maclachlan and you have him listed as 6'0 peak.

more like sting was 5'11.5 and maclachlan was never over 5'11.
[Editor Rob: adam I watched a clip and they could look quite close but I wouldn't have said Sting was taller.]
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
Rob is there any chance of adding his Dune co-star Jurgen Prochnow, Click Here He was really a notable actor in the 80s and 90s, G image him and you should recognize him more. He was in some notable films like Das Boot, Dune, Judge Dredd, and Beverly Hills Cop 2 and has been in series like 24. He looked a legit 6 ft flat to me, in fact in Dune he could look 184 with Sydow. Today he might be nearer 5 ft 11.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jan/15
Yeha I think that's a good shout, a solid 5'11 peak, just not a legit 6'.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/15
Rob, can we all agree on 181 cm 5'11.25 peak, I think that's on the money.
[Editor Rob: yes 181 could be ok.]
Shamrock said on 27/Jan/15
rob i think 5'11.5 would be a better listing for his peak. copeland never looked a whole three inches taller back in the 80s.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/15
Whenever I have my hair cut short with the clippers my look always reminds me of him. I don't mind it short in the summer but I really prefer it long and have been growing it since the end of August again! It looks more receding when its short but, not as extreme as his!!
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jan/15
Rob when did you downgrade him? it's been a long time coming I think. I could buy 181 peak but he never looked nearer 6 ft to me and today, yes, he can look 5'10 range.
[Editor Rob: a month ago I think he generally can look barely 5ft 11 today.]
Danimal said on 22/Jan/15
Used to read 6'0" or 6'1" for him. I'd say around 6'0" and slightly less today.
Yoshi98 said on 10/Jan/15
My son and I met Sting last month in NY and had our pictures taken with him. My son is 5'11" and he and Sting were the same height both in flat shoes.
Methinks said on 25/Dec/14
5'9 methinks
Neil Craig said on 23/Dec/14
This was for the award of the Kennedy Centre medal ceremony. I would suggest Sting is 5 foot 10 inches tall.
Bremparl said on 18/Nov/14
5.9 max. Met him a few times. Nice guy. Skinny and ordinary looking.
Lebensdorf said on 6/Nov/14
Yeah, I guess about 6ft at peak, closer to 5'11 now. I saw him at MSG, sitting close to the stage, I actually thought he was kind of short looking. Copeland seemed considerably taller from my vantage point.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
With 5'9" range Bruce Springsteen and 5'8" De Niro although can't see footwear Click Here
Arch Stanton said on 3/Sep/14
Rob are you sure on 5'11.75? I'm not convinced he really looks it legitimately, his unusually high forehead and very fit build can make him seem taller I suppose. I'd thought more 5 ft 11 flat but he does actually look this with Adam Levine.
Rick said on 27/Jun/14
I met him 20 years ago. I'm 5'10 and I was on shock how I had a few inches on him
James B said on 22/Mar/14
Looks 6'1 cause he is so lean
MD said on 20/Mar/14
I'm not even going to bother to look at the video, because Sting is clearly somewhere between 5'11" and 6'0", and Springsteen is not "about 5'8"" What kind of silliness has infected this website as of late. First this "fsd" character trolling the place, and now this?
Cranky said on 17/Mar/14
According to this video, Sting is a bit shorter than Bruce Springsteen, who is generally reckoned to be about 5ft 8in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9suaJsVRsaw
tzt said on 25/Feb/14
sting can be nearly around 6' such as 5'9" -5'11"because he look about 3inches taller than ric flair.ric flair is nearly 5'9"
tzt said on 25/Feb/14
sting is 5'10"
Martin said on 22/Jan/14
Looked 5'9 to 5'10 next to Tommy Lee Jones and Sean Bean in Stormy Monday. Hard to believe he is anything over 5'10.
whatever said on 11/Jan/14
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avi said on 17/Dec/13
probably a weak 5'11
(S)aint 185 said on 6/Dec/13
I enjoy how all the I met him claims are giving different heights. Shows how often people lie about meeting celebrities to get what they want.
Bump said on 22/Nov/13
5'11 / 180 cm. The guy in the middle, Fredrik Skavlan, is 183 cm / 6'.
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truth said on 14/Sep/13
I think around 5ft11.
Stumpy said on 9/Jul/13
Paddy must mean Andy Summers, who's on the petite side. Stewart Copeland, in contrast, is damned lanky and probably over 6' no problema. I agree with the others, Sting has lost a bit of height over the years. I saw him up close in July 2012 and I'd say he's now about 5'10" and still very thin indeed.
Paddy said on 11/Jun/13
He looks tall in some photos with the Police, but that's because he is standing next to Stu Copeland who is 5'3"-5'4"
Holly said on 15/Mar/13
I was back stage at a charity concert in the early 90s. I was with someone who was a roadie for one of the performers. At one point, I was standing shoulder to shoulder with Sting. He was very slender and no more than 5'10". I was just under 5'7" back then & I had on sneakers... he was wearing very flat canvas slip on type shoes. I also stood next to Elton John at same concert. He was just a tiny bit taller than me. With his regular type men's leather shoes, he stood approx, 5'8".
mike 181cm said on 24/Dec/12
I've met sting in NYC one of the FEW celebs I've met seemed my height or taller when I met him 3 years ago I mightve been 5"10 at least then but no way hes 5"8 5"9 range. Rob I think you are correct on this. Only thing is I'm not sure of footwear the day I met him..
Chrisnope said on 13/Nov/12
I saw Sting in Dallas at a hotel bar. I was standing when he walked in-locked eyes with him. I am 5'8 in a half and he was my height-no doubt about it. I also noticed he had on boots (like Dr. Martens) that had a large heel. This dude is NOT-NO WAY 5'11'!!
Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 9/Aug/11
Danimal says on 17/May/11
Wasn't dwarfed by 6'4"-6'5" Kevin Nealon on SNL in the early 1990's...

After watching Anger Management I feel Nealon is more likely a little under 6ft4 rather than over.

Kevin Nealon had 2" on George Foreman on an episode of SNL in the 1990's and he also slightly edged out Conan Obrien in the 1990's on his show. Every bit a strong 6'4" guy at his peak.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
Sarah says on 7/Aug/12
I walked past him on the Upper West Side in 1998. He looked straight into my eyes (a shining moment in my life being I am a huge fan). I am 5'9" and he was not taller than me so I put his height at 5'8" TOPS.

So, he was the same height as you, yet an inch shorter? Also, take into account, women wear high heels, ALWAYS giving them the footwear advantage. You're 5'9" which is tall for a woman and if you wore heels and he was the same height as you, you can bet he was a 6 footer in 1998.
Sarah said on 7/Aug/12
I walked past him on the Upper West Side in 1998. He looked straight into my eyes (a shining moment in my life being I am a huge fan). I am 5'9" and he was not taller than me so I put his height at 5'8" TOPS.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/11
Danimal says on 17/May/11
Wasn't dwarfed by 6'4"-6'5" Kevin Nealon on SNL in the early 1990's...

After watching Anger Management I feel Nealon is more likely a little under 6ft4 rather than over.
mee said on 4/Jul/11
Watching on youtube "Vece sa Ivanom Ivanovicem" when he was in Serbia and to me he is 6 ft tall.
Adams said on 19/Jun/11
Watching Miss USA and he even looks way short next to Guiliana Ransick. And she is still taller than Ryan Seacrest when she wears her flat shoes.....maybe time to remeasure???
Danimal said on 17/May/11
Wasn't dwarfed by 6'4"-6'5" Kevin Nealon on SNL in the early 1990's...
Red said on 17/May/11
I don't understand why everybody is claiming 5'9-5'10 when he always looks only marginally shorter than the clearly 6'2" Stewart Copeland in the Police's music videos and concerts. Maybe he's shrunk in his fifties now- but the 5'11.75-6'0" listing is accurate for his peak.
Shaun said on 10/May/11
Always looked like a 5'10" guy. Don't let that huge high forehead fool you.
Rab said on 14/Jan/11
Sting sleeps in his lifts!
James said on 5/Jan/11
5'11 now at 59
Taylor said on 2/Jan/11
I was watching The Larry Sanders show and Sting made a guest appearance. Looked at least an inch shorter than 5'10.5" Garry Shandling.
jack said on 17/Nov/10
how tall is the wrestler sting? ive heard 6'3 and 6'2 as often wrestlers' heights are listed as "billed height"; case in point; in the early mid 80's hogan was listed as 6'8 or 6'7, though many now claim never was over 6'5 and may be about 6'3 to 6'4 now;
T said on 2/Jun/09
lol I thought they meant sting the wrestler. i was gonna say...
gilipollas said on 17/May/09
He was 5-10 max in the 80s. Now he looks taller and with great skin colour.
glenn said on 27/Apr/09
he can look as low as 5-10.or 6ft.
Mark said on 26/Apr/09
Sting always had to look up to Stewart Copeland, so I'd say 5'10".
PW said on 8/Apr/09
I used to live near Sting years back, the few times i saw him, he regularly came over to speak. Same height as me, 1.82.
Brad said on 25/Feb/09
As listed. Meet him. He does wear big boots, even back in '77 punking out.
Cathy said on 24/Feb/09
I have met Sting and was a huge fan as a teenager and I am sure that he is short. Not 6'. Not 5'11". I have read before that he is as short as 5'4" and that is why he always wears platforms. I think his PR machine is controlling this info...
Stingtruth? said on 10/Dec/08
I saw of picture of him with beautiful New Zealand born 5'5.75" classical-crossover singer Hayley Westenra! He was standing tall next to her!
Ian said on 9/Dec/08
He is exactly the same height as me as much as I can tell. I met him and I'm 182cm weak 6ft. He does wear big boots on occasions though.
lazybum said on 4/Dec/08
He looks taller than Saffron Burrows, listed 6 ft here.

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Chris said on 26/Sep/08
In "Seven Days" on his album Ten Summoners Tales, he refers to himself as "the mighty flea." I can't imagine that he's 6 feet tall.

I myself am 5'7 and a distance runner, so on a good day I weigh almost 120 lbs. I'd definitely consider myself a mighty flea :p
Derek said on 8/Aug/08
Viper says on 8/Aug/08
"I saw some guy on tv say the other day that he was 6-3, lol".

Seriously? I think he's around 5'11". Must be related to Albert Pujols. Really 5'11", billed at 6'3" lol.
Viper said on 8/Aug/08
I saw some guy on tv say the other day that he was 6-3, lol.
David said on 8/Aug/08
A double bass is over 6' feet tall and he is shorter than that ....watch every breath you take video.
David said on 8/Aug/08
Sting is not 6 feet tall, because if you watch the every breath you take, the double bass he is playing is over 6 feeet tal. This is athe standard height of this insturment. Sting is probably 5'9"- 5'10" tops.
Victor said on 22/Jul/08
Sting is 1.82 nowadays. Sure.
Claire_M said on 15/Jul/08
No more than 5'10"; I saw Mr. Sting at very close range 2 months ago. But he's still rake thin! :)
Anonymous said on 19/May/08
look 10cm taller 172glenn.. 5ft11.75 is correct..
glenn said on 18/May/08
king-im not sure of his footwear.and he did look a shocking 4 shorter than stewart copeland who was barely 6-1 in bad posture in the street.sting was a few inches taller than summers on stage.
Viper said on 18/May/08
Sting looks taller than 5-10 for sure. Hes at least 5-11. Id say hes 5-11 1/2. Rob has him at a good estimate.
King said on 18/May/08
LOL! Sting looks at least four inches taller than Glenn on the first photo and five inches taller on the second photo.
glenn said on 18/May/08
some say sting is 5-10ish.and he looked it on stage next to copeland and summers.strangely.cause i was a believer of 6ft.
Ian said on 17/May/08
He looks like he has shrunk half an inch to an inch from his claimed peak of 6ft 1. He looks the listed height there. I agree nearly 6ft or 182-183cm. He does not look 6ft 2 Anon.
derek d said on 17/May/08
Wow if that chart is correct then he is a constant lift wearer and is no more than 5'9.5/5'10 - possibly 5'10.5 But like Glenn said who knows about that chart. Does anyone know how tall the guy next to him is? Could help a lot.
Anonymous said on 17/May/08
He looks around 6'2 in these pictures!
Joe said on 17/May/08
Looks 6-0, always has. Nothing under 5-11 for sure.
Alex said on 10/Mar/08
Sting isn't looking under 5'11 with Glenn. Thats good enough proof unless Sting was in big footwear there.
glenn said on 14/Feb/08
i havent seen sting in 12 years.decent guy then.now i hear he isnt too cool.summers used to be great.can be a dick now unless he is convinced your a true fan.copeland,who i thought would be diffcult,is the nicest the band.well,not overly friendly or talkative,but poses away and signs with ease.for a intelligent guy,i was amazed he would make a comment one night about me selling the autographs,when i had items or rare stuff only a real fan would own or care about.i hear the comment at least once a day.people should give it a rest.whether i am or not,who gives a fuk?.i supported all these artists for 25 years going to concerts,buying vinyl/cds or going to the movies.fans like myself, bought their houses.get with it and get real.there are more serious matters to ponder.
thePolicefan said on 13/Feb/08
Glenn, were the Police nice to you when meeting them? They're so cool but unfortunately didn't get along well because they were grumpy, pushy and difficult egotists!
glenn said on 23/Jan/08
interesting.but even the chart seems a little off.
Holly said on 22/Jan/08
Interesting picture: Click Here

Don't know what short of shoes they might be wearing there though.
Police fan! said on 9/Jan/08
Sting is definetly right here. Stewart said that hewas 6 ft 2 when he talked to Aled Jones when he taught him to play drums. I think Andy is about 5" 5' to 5" 6' - that means he's either shortyer or the same height as me! At least there's someone out there who's short like me!
ancient Aztec guy said on 29/Dec/07
Sting looks like a solid 6ft to me beside Glenn. Glenn is 5'8" and is even with Sting's eyes.
rachael said on 22/Dec/07
sting is 5'11 or maybe 6', i met him last year and he's taller than me and i'm 5'10
MATHIAS said on 10/Dec/07
Sting is 5-10 but wears lifts since late 80s
glenn said on 5/Dec/07
the mystery is to why did copeland tower sting by what seemed 4 inches on stage in front of my face? i heard 5-10 rumors for years.never beleived it.until maybe now.i always agreed on 6ft.
Elle said on 5/Dec/07
I'd say 6ft. He lost virginity at the lighthouse down the road from where I live. aren't I lucky?
TJ said on 4/Dec/07
I must read my posts before hitting 'Add comment'. That reads like English is my second language, lol.
TJ said on 4/Dec/07
You say that with much confidence 'the police in buenos aires', but I don't think even face it's possible to that confident to within one half inch. It's really not possible to judge one half inch by standing next to someone.
the police in buenos aires said on 4/Dec/07
met him yesterday and talked face to face...i can ASSURE you he is 182 cm (5ft11.5in)
thePolicefan said on 2/Oct/07
he still stand 6' at 56, Happy Birthday Sting!
glenn said on 26/Sep/07
first pic 1991.2nd pic 1996.
adam said on 25/Sep/07
glenn when was that older pic taken
thePolicefan said on 17/Sep/07
I saw the Police in concert and it looked like none of them shurnk, so Sting still remains 6' tall. He easily looks 6'1" because he was a rugby player, works out and does yoga to maintain his height and ripped muscle that gives him a taller than 6' appearance. Fiction Plane did the opening act for the concert and his son Joe Sumner looks 6'2"! He has a lot of his father's genes and definitely looks and sounds like his father. Gordon Sumner is Sting's real name!
Catu said on 12/Sep/07
I didn't know he was that tall. Now I find him even more incredibly handsome than before. Average height in Argentina is about 170 cm and a 180 cm tall man is considered to be quite big.
JamX said on 10/Sep/07
He makes Glenn look like a little kid. He looks 6ft.
Franco said on 9/Sep/07
well he looks 186 in the picture on the right side.

definetely no less than 181cm and no more than 183cm so 182cm is correct.

he always looks tallish anyway.
glenn said on 4/Aug/07
saw bruce standing next to matt damon and he looked at least an inch and a 1/2 taller than damon on saturday night live.bruce mightve had boots on.as he usually does.and damon looked 5-10.25 when i met him.makes kinda sense if you look at my photo with bruce.i think my legs were relaxed though.bruce can look 6ft is what i mean.so maybe he is 5-10.
TJ said on 3/Aug/07
Bruce has a heel advantage in the vid though.
Glenn said on 3/Aug/07
Springsteen is rough to figure out.he can look both 5-9 and 5-10.
The Horse of FUNK said on 3/Aug/07
I've always been a fan of Sting and I've always believed him to be 5'11", maybe a strong 5'11" like 181cm. Here is a video of Sting and Springsteen:

Click Here

Honestly, either Springsteen really is 5'9" (always thought Springsteen was 5'10"), or Sting really is a strong 5'11", not the 6' he is commonly listed as.

What boggles me the most is the comparison between Glenn's photos and the live performance video. Perhaps Springsteen is 5'9.5" and Sting is 5'11.5" (as Rob lists him as)? What's your personal opinion on Springsteen, Glenn?
Dan said on 2/Aug/07
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Pete said on 2/Aug/07
theres a pic of sting with bono and sting only 2 inches max taller than bono.
this was in "conspiracy of hope" tour in the 80s.
Oprah Noodlemantra said on 20/Jul/07
yeh glenn hes looking over 6ft in these pics im afraid
bam said on 18/Jul/07
he looks an easy 6'0 in the photo with glenn, pushing 6'1.
Brad said on 15/Jul/07
Sting is wearing big height enhancing footwear this tour. I've never seen him this tall. I guess he knows he's gonna be next to Stewart again.
msn87 said on 11/Jul/07
when The Police played at Live Earth, they were standing with Kanye West and John Mayer at the end of the show.

Sting is said to be 5'11-6'0, Copeland 6'2 and Summers 5'5.5

here we have them beside 5'8 Kanye and 6'3 Mayer.

(just go to around 6:30)

Click Here
Franco said on 11/Jul/07
Sting true height was 5'11 and now he looks no more than 5'11
Alex said on 10/Jul/07
With Glenn he looks 6'0. I'm 6'0-6'0.5 and thats about the same a 5'8 comes up to on me if not a tad lower on me.
Pete said on 10/Jul/07
he was 5-10 in the 80s. now hes over 6 feet. hes like brad pitt.
J said on 2/Jul/07
Did anyone look at Sting's shoes? We women do it all the time - I'm sure he has 1 1/2-2" on the boots he is wearing in concert. And I remember being surprised at how small the costume he donated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame seemed.

Just met Andy last fall. He is short - about 5'5". I am 5'11" and towered over him. Very nice guy.
MHouillon said on 1/Jul/07
I'd put Sting at 181cm-182cm (5'11-5'11.25). At "Men strike back" from 2000 he was standing beside the Backstreet Boys, Sisqo, D'Angelo, Tom Jones and others. Compared to those others, he is more 181-182cm.
Viper said on 28/Jun/07
Haha, yep. Summers is a decade older than the rest of the group. Hes aged well. I thought he looked the oldest in their early years thoguh.
Anthony said on 28/Jun/07
Summers is that old?
Viper said on 28/Jun/07
Summers is 64 actually.
Mr. T said on 27/Jun/07
Summers aged really well, though. He looked 25 at 40 and still doesn't look 65.
glenn said on 27/Jun/07
summers is 5-6.
Andy summers fan said on 26/Jun/07
Does anyone out there know how tall actually Andy Summers is? He looks so much smaller on the videos than Sting and Stewart Copeland.
The Policefan said on 19/May/07
I don't see how that guy could see Sting as 5'9". I saw a special trio song of him, 5'9.75" Bryan Adams and 5'10" Rod Stewart and he towered over both of them. That proves more clues that he's six feet tall at least! I used to think that Rod Stewart was a tall guy as well because hasn't he had tall women?
AJinJAX said on 10/May/07
I've heard Sting was 6 foot tall, by a girl whom was 5'10 and in the pic he is taller then she is
John said on 12/Apr/07
Stewart Copeland is somewhere up near 6'4". Sting is somewhere around 6'. Andy Summers is quite short.
Brad said on 14/Mar/07
I actually gave the person at the ticket window pennies, dimes & nickles to get up the $2 to see them in '79. I need a big stack of 20's now.
Reborn said on 8/Mar/07
Cool, never knew he was this tall. Man, I am SO looking forward to the new tour. It'll feel incredible.
glenn said on 8/Mar/07
andy is 5-6. or a little smaller.
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The Policefan said on 8/Mar/07
yeah Sting is definitely 6' tall, Stewart Copeland is 6'2, how tall is Andy Summers?
The Cerebral Assassin said on 4/Mar/07
I met Sting once and he came across as a really down to earth (if slightly quirky) guy. I am 5"11' too and it is refreshing to know that you don't need to be 6"+ to be a worldwide megastar.
Al capone said on 19/Feb/07
rob, why dont you list him at 6ft?
glenns estimate seems right.
Styxfan said on 25/Jan/07
he always looked like a 6' athletic guy to me!
Coffin_Fodder said on 19/Jan/07
Definitely 6. I met him several times and he looked about an inch shorter than me. I'm 6-1 so he gotta be at least 6.
Glenn said on 17/Jan/07
I read lows of 5-10.I agree with 6ft.
Anthony said on 16/Jan/07
With Glenn, Sting looks 6' minimum. I think anywhere from 182 to 185 is possible for him. I think he's 6'.
rick mendonça said on 16/Jan/07
my personal guess about sting´s height is something around 1,79cm (almost 5´11) but looking at him besides glenn, he really looks about 12cm taller than glenn, so if glenn is really 5´8(1,73cm), but is hard to guess someone´s height looking pictures.
Robert.R said on 16/Jan/07
I read his biography and at school he was so much taller than the others in his class that it looked like he was in the wrong year. I always thought he was 6ft plus and he definately looks it next to Glenn in those pictures.
Del Mar said on 14/Jan/07
I say he looks at least 6 ft in the pics, so never 5-11 as I can remember from other pics even.
Pete said on 10/Jan/07
he was shorter than George Michael when recording that charity british song for xmas in the 80s. very strange. reminds me of Brad Pitts height miracle.
dmeyer said on 31/Dec/06
does look about 6 ft in those pics
Derek said on 29/Dec/06
He looks 6' on the left. Can't tell on the right because Sting is closer to the camera.
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/06
saw a picture of sting with ronald biggs(you should add him to this website)whom i read was 6ft2.5 at his peak. Sting looked 2-3inches shorter.I think 5ft11.5-6ft is about accurate for sting.
dmeyer said on 30/Oct/06
does look it in those pics
Brother From Another Mother said on 27/Oct/06
Man, Rock legend Sting is so much taller than Glen in those pictures, he has gotta be at least 6ft 1 or above. Just coz the dude is going Bald, he looks shorter, but really, he has gotta be at least 6ft 1 coz he is clearly over 5 inches taller than Glen!
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Oct/06
"If that wasnt directed to Sting, then who was it? I have a Police documentary video and Im pretty sure it was directed at Sting."

Stewart said that it wasn't a message directed at anyone (i.e. Sting) in particular, but rather the venting of soundcheck-borne frustration (having to sit on his thumbs they were trying to get the guitar amp to stop humming). That's what he said, though I suppose he could've been sugar-coating it (he was promoting a film, after all).
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Oct/06
"At Shea it was REM/Joan Jett/David Johansen opening. Animals opened in Orlando."

Oh yeah? I think I would've appreciated the former cast of characters more at that point in time. I love the Animals now though, and would give anything to be able see them.

I remember how big a deal Shea was at the time. Everyone was talking about it. Wish I'd been to the show itself.

"Miles Copeland was a dick."

He certainly was in "Bring On The Night."

R.I.P. Ian.
Dee said on 13/Oct/06
I just realized that last post I made was confusing. (Best not to post when I'm sleepy.) So let me try to clarify that: between the two photos, Glenn's eyes look about level with Sting's mouth; so if that's a 3-inch difference it would put Sting at 5'11". But in both photos it looks to me like Glenn is tilting his head up a bit, and Sting is tilting his down a bit. A tilt of 1/2" is barely even noticeable, it might be more like 1" for each of them. But even if it's only 1/2" each, that would add another inch total to the height difference, which would put Sting at just around six feet even. Because of the effects of head tilt, it might make more sense to look at the tops of their heads instead; but even that can be affected by tilting your head, depending on how someone's head is shaped, their haircut, etc.

Brad said on 12/Oct/06
At Shea it was REM/Joan Jett/David Johansen opening. Animals opened in Orlando. Sting & Stewart really didn't like each other. I met Ian Copeland. He was really nice. Miles Copeland was a dick. IRS Records paid The Go Go's peanuts. Copeland's came out big on them.
Dee said on 11/Oct/06

Very useful photos with Glenn. It looks like Sting is tilting his head down a bit, and Glenn is tilting his up, in the photo on the left. Taking that into account, Glenn's eyes would be about even with Sting's mouth; so if there's an average of 3 inches between eyes and mouth (as it says in the "How to measure a celebrity's height" article) then that means Sting is right around three inches taller than Glenn, or six feet even. We can't see Sting's shoes, so maybe not; but we have no reason to think that he wears lifts, so six feet even sounds right.
Editor Rob said on 22/Sep/06
2 Sting with Glenn
Viper652 said on 8/Sep/06
If that wasnt directed to Sting, then who was it? I have a Police documentary video and Im pretty sure it was directed at Sting.
D. Ray Morton said on 7/Sep/06
"Stewart use to write F*** off on his drum kit to send a message to Sting."

According to the man himself, that episode had nothing to do with Sting. Directly, anyway.

Not to say that Sting wouldn't have deserved it, though.

Brad - I remember Shea, but didn't care about The Animals at the time. Pearls before swine...
Viper652 said on 6/Sep/06
"asked Stewart why he wouldn't sign his last name. "Because I wanna be Sting". Sting told him to F-off."

Haha. I love Stewart. He was the only one in the band with punk influences too. Stewart use to write F*** off on his drum kit to send a message to Sting. Also Brad, that original beach blonde look originated from when they did a wrigley spearmint gum commercial from their earlier days in 1978.
Brad said on 4/Sep/06
I remember all the members' hair an odd blonde bleach job. Sting is such a bore now. No edge to his music.
Patricia said on 31/Aug/06
I've met Sting a few times over the years. He is about 5'11' but looks taller. The first time I met him in 1980, his hair made him look even taller still. He's really handsome in person too.
Brad said on 26/Aug/06
I asked Stewart why he wouldn't sign his last name. "Because I wanna be Sting". Sting told him to F-off. It was near the end and that was in '79. After seeing them at Shea Stadium it was obvious that they had nothing left to prove. Watching The Animals open for them was very very cool. All original '64 members.
Viper652 said on 17/Aug/06
Sting and Stewart would fight all the time. I remember seeing that MTV interview once from the 1983 Synchronicity tour and Stewart said to the camera "do you want to see me kick Sting's ass?" Then he threw a drink on him and ran from the table with Sting chasing him. Great stuff.
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Aug/06
"that explains the tension and nervous energy that made the later Police albums so special."

"Ghost In The Machine," in particular, is boiling over with that nervous energy. Extremely tense record - the discord is palpable.
J. said on 15/Aug/06
Well, Brad, that explains the tension and nervous energy that made the later Police albums so special. And yes, Sting has a reputation for being arrogant. Explains why so much of his solo work seems so pompous.
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Aug/06
"I saw them almost kill each other in Orlando in '83."

I don't doubt it. Both possess HUGE egos you can practically feel at a hundred paces. But, whereas Stewart's arrogance seems more like enthusiasm, I think Sting's is just plain arrogance.

A couple of classic brawls in the movie, btw.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
5' 7" on Andy & I had 3" on Stewart so 6' 2" is accurate. I could tell even at their '79 $2 show in Denver Stewart & Sting were at odds.....how they got to '84 I'll never know. I saw them almost kill each other in Orlando in '83.
Glenn said on 14/Aug/06
Andy is 5-6 tops.looking 5-5 now.Copeland I never met.Im guessin 6-3,6-2.I think I read 6-3.Sting in his youth mustve been 6ft.
D. Ray Morton said on 14/Aug/06
He looked 5'11" to me. Could be between 5'11" and 6' - maybe.

Stewart is 6'2" easy, If not slightly more. Spoke with him briefly a week or so ago. He was in good spirits and his new film amazing.

Andy I've never met, but he looks 5'7".
Brad said on 14/Aug/06
Just under 6' when The Police did an in-store at Peaches Records in Denver in early '80. Andy was the real shorty.
MD said on 11/Aug/06
Definitely not more than 5'11" if you give Prince Charles 5'10"

1. Click Here
Earl said on 11/Aug/06
I read Sting's biography and although it did not say how tall he was, he did say that at school he was always head and shoulders above everybody else in his classes. On that basis I guessed he must be 6ft plus now, although I don't know as I have never met him.
Anonymous said on 11/Aug/06
He might be 6ft but couldn't be much over because Stewart Copeland the drummer is 6'2'' and he was always noticeably taller than Sting.
Glenn said on 11/Aug/06
I agree Mike.always looked 6ft or more to me.
Mike said on 11/Aug/06
Unless he has shrunk, Sting is at least a 6 foot tall man. I have seen Police up close, Sting was taller that me and I am 6 foot, 183 cm!!!!
Gonzalo said on 12/May/06
I saw him in Madrid. He was 20 meters from me and he looked about two or three inches taller than me (I am 5`9). It is not the best way of seeing a person but at least it might help to forget the idea that he is just 5`8 or 5`9
ellen said on 8/May/06
I would agree about the 5'8" thing - when my brother was working concert halls, he said Sting stopped in the hallway, sat down, took off his boot and shook the lift out of it, repositioned it and put the boot back on and headed to the stage. On a good note, when Sting noticed my brother he sheepishly smiled and said "whoops, caught" - chuckled and moved on.
Mark TS said on 26/Apr/06
I met Sting last year and would say he's easily 5'll" if not 6'.
Glenn said on 18/Mar/06
Looks 6 feet whenever I see him.
TallJohn said on 17/Mar/06
Hmm after clicking the last link, its safe to say that Sting is actually 5'10. He was exactly the same height (5'11) but is wearing shoes.
Man said on 13/Mar/06
[link=Click Here newwindow]Here is Sting[/link] next to 5'8 Whitney Houston (5'11 with heels). They are exactly the same height. He is 5'11, case closed. (Whitney was soooo high on drugs btw)
D. Ray Morton said on 7/Feb/06
Ditto on the 5'11" listing.

I met Mr. Sting at an art opening awhile back and that was my best guess at the time.
Edi said on 6/Feb/06
I just met Sting in the airport at Costa Rica, and he was just a little bit taller than me and I'm 5'10, so I definitevly agree on the 5'11
JUSTMATT said on 1/Nov/05
Ok I think 5.8" Mr. Downey Jr is a great source in order to find many celebrities heights because we have his mugshot showing he is 5.9 with shoes! Now on gettyimages.com there are some photos of Sting with Downey Jr. and Sting seems no more than 2 inches taller so around 5.11 with shoes on!! What do you think Rob?
Paul said on 2/Aug/05
To Rob: Do you ever READ the comments ??? Why haven't you changed that height after all the proofs that readers have left you here ??

[Editor Rob: Proof? Anybody can come along and say they've shook hands with a celebrity and they were 'Such and such' a height. The question is if it's true or not...when many photos do not suggest the same 'evidence']
McFan said on 26/Jul/05
I thought Stewart Copeland was 6'0 and he was taller than Sting by an inch.
Mighty said on 27/Apr/05
Ridiculous .. I met him during his French Tour while my father is the boss of Paris main concert arena.. I shook his hand and he's not taller than 5'8 ( i'm 180cm tall ) ...He's definitely 172-173max cm ...
Anonymous said on 10/Apr/05
Once I met this man and this woman, the man works at a nightclub that gets some celebrities, while I think the woman is a friend. Anyways they were telling a story of how they were both at the nightclub and in comes this short man, and to their surprise it was Sting. They later were saying how television made him look taller. I thought the man who worked there might had been exaggerating since he was a big guy, so I asked him if I was taller than Sting. I stood up and he said Sting was about my height (I'm around 5'8").
xaoxio said on 7/Apr/05
looks like Sting is real 5'11",at least while looking through photos there is a feeling that it is true.By the way Rob can you list the height of singer Graig David who was singing with Sting "The rise and fall" not a lot time ago?
CelebHeights said on 7/Feb/05
Had another look and you know he doesn't look more than 2 inches bigger than 5ft 8 Downey Junior, so Bobby might be onto something...

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