How tall is Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American actor, best known for playing Carlton on tv series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In an NBC interview in 96 the host comments that Alfonso doesn't look that short, to which Ribeiro replies: "He's (Will Smith) 6'2" I'm 5'7" and James is 6'4".

How tall is Alfonso Ribeiro
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
5ft 6.09in (167.9cm)
EdD_171.4cm said on 14/Nov/18
I saw Alfonso at a Lakers game once. He looked at least two inches shorter than me, so I'm guessing he's closer to 5'5.5" at night.
James Keffer said on 20/Oct/18
I'll give him a strong 5'6. He seemed only about half an inch shorter than Joseph Marcell who was a weak 5'7.
Yakuza said on 20/May/18
He isnt really that short but they always mock him for it
Andrew jiang said on 1/Apr/18
Looks 5'7 150
Shredder said on 1/Dec/17
Looking at him with Vivica and Ralph Macchio, I would give him 5'6.5
Shredder said on 7/Jul/17
5'8 is fine for a guy , 5'6 sucks , I'm 5'6..
Nik said on 7/Jul/17
@ Michael Mills

My brother is one of them. I am not much taller than this.

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Michael Mills said on 5/Jul/17
Hmm-i guess I don't feel too bad about being 5 foot 6. There are many others who is 5 foot 6" tall.
Bee123 said on 23/May/17
Maybe he meant 5'7 with shoes
Sammy Derrick said on 20/Mar/17
This meme made me laugh Click Here but honestly I don't think that he's exactly within the same height as Jaden Smith.5'6(168 cm)
Shredder said on 24/Jan/17
Rob , what are the chances of him being near 5'7?
Editor Rob: I think there's probably more chance of being under than being on 5ft 7.
Shredder said on 6/Jan/17
This guy can look as tall as 5'6.5 and as low as 5'5.5 . I think this is a case Rob would need a photo to settle it once and for all.
Editor Rob: Shredder, I see he's done a few events Stateside...so you never know.
Phil said on 2/Jan/17
i am the real Phil and I think he is 167 cm
Phil said on 12/Jul/16
Perfect on this one. Saw him at a Comic Con event and 5'6" is bang on
Jhiya Cooper said on 1/Feb/16
Alfonso got really tall in 2016 year. He was short in The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, and Catch 21. But, now he is tall on AFV. I think he gonna be Will Smith Height.
JimmyJ said on 27/Jun/15
I met him recently at Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento! He was so nice! I have a pic of us (him, myself, and my friend who is about 5'6 himself). To me he looked 5'6. I say this is 100% accurate. I'm 5'11 and he appeared to be a good 5-ish inches shorter than me. Such a nice guy!
Prime said on 24/Feb/15
Peak 5.6
Now 5.5
reek said on 12/Jan/15
He looks 5"5 in half with ralp tho
the shredder said on 4/Jan/15
Thanks Rob , I would rule out 5 7 and 5 5.
the shredder said on 4/Jan/15
Rob , is over 5'6 possible , he looks it with Ralph and both in decent footwear
[Editor Rob: Yes he can appear over that, more nearer 5ft 6.5 than 6. I looked at their footwear again and I think ralph's are thinner style, how much I'm not as sure, but a fraction anyway.]
the shredder said on 2/Jan/15
He can look 5 '5 up to 5 '6.5 , With Fergie in her heels , no way 5 ft 5
Bishop said on 1/Jan/15
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WolfMan said on 12/Nov/14
he is 5'5 and a half. he is shorter than my cousin who is 5'7
the shredder said on 26/Oct/14
Rob , he really does not look under 5 '6 with Ralph and it's a pretty good pic and his shoes were normal , maybe he just looks under 5 '6 at times but measures 5'6 ?
[Editor Rob: yeah 5ft 6 is probably just the safest bet]
the shredder said on 23/Oct/14
Rob , 5'6 can fit him better actually.
the shredder said on 9/Jun/14
Perfect listing , 5 '6 plus Shoes over him , 5 '5.5 , 5'5.75
the shredder said on 14/May/14
rob , a better Pic of him with Marcus Allen who is 6 '2 ... is 5 '5 good?

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[Editor Rob: he looks in five six range but a bit more shoes ]
the shredder said on 18/Feb/14
5'5.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/13
He seems a bit taller than Vincent Simone. Too bad he's an arrogant c**k and a know it all...
Arch Stanton said on 24/Nov/13
He looks about 5'7" on I'm a Celebrity but his build makes him look bigger. He's got the build of a heavyweight 6'2"-6'4" guy. He's a classic example of how somebody short in stature can create a big impression.
the shredder said on 13/Oct/13
Thanks Rob , do you think he has more shoes than Corey or not? If so than I vote 5'5.5 , but if less than I say 168cm ... We can sure rule out him being 5'7.
[Editor Rob: it's hard to say...I would have guessed they were roughly similar]
the shredder said on 13/Oct/13
Rob , look what I found , Him and Corey Feldman in a full body shot and you can see their shoes ... What do you think? Is 5'5.5 possible?

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[Editor Rob: you couldn't rule it out as a chance]
leonari said on 11/Aug/12
Shredder: Very nice man. Your input lately has been great dude! Keep it up. Thats what this site needs.
leonari said on 11/Aug/12
Thank you ROB!!! Once again you came through!! I think you pinned him sown but he could be 166 cm but surely not below that at any given point during the day.
the shredder said on 10/Aug/12
Rob , him with Sean again not on the car ... He is looking 5'5.5 max ... DOWNGRADE time


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[Editor Rob: a weak 5ft 6 might indeed be as close as I'd put him just now]
the shredder said on 6/Aug/12
So are you going to downgrade to that ?
[Editor Rob: need to think on that one]
the shredder said on 6/Aug/12
Rob , do you think 5'5.75 is better ? I think he is over 5'5 but 167 tops !
[Editor Rob: it's a good shout, a weak 5ft 6]
the shredder said on 3/Aug/12
Well Rob , Do you agree he looked shorter with 5'5 Corey ? his claim of 5'7 and James 6'4 does not match .
[Editor Rob: he can look barely taller than feldman yeah]
the shredder said on 2/Aug/12
Rob , did you see the pic ? Oh and the Marcus Allen link is worthless now as it is not showing .
[Editor Rob: it's tough because they are kind of leaning on the car]
the shredder said on 2/Aug/12
Rob , here is Alfo with Sean ... he looks shorter and he looked the same as 5'5 Corey ... Honestly I was a little open to his 5'7 due to him being stocky but his 5'7 claim is crazy now ... Well what do you think ?

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the shredder said on 2/Aug/12
Rob , did you meet Sean Astin and said he looked 5'6.5 ? Well Alf is about an inch shorter then him !
[Editor Rob: he looked in the 5ft 6-6.5 range that's what I thought.

Not a chance he's 5ft 5 as he had normal boat shoes and I spoke to him a couple of times.]
the shredder said on 26/Jul/12
Rob , look at him with Hal Sparks , he looks 5'5
the shredder said on 10/Jun/12
Rob , this guy needs a downgrade , He was a good 2 to 3 inches shorter then Hal Sparks who says 5'8 , same height as 5'5 corey , and shoerter then sean astin , I say 5'5.25
the shredder said on 8/Feb/12
5'7 is just lying
leonari said on 5/Feb/12
Rob: Have you considered changing this height to 5'5" or at least 5'5.5" ? I really think 5'6" is too much.
the shredder said on 7/Sep/11
Rob , can he be shorter ? I saw 2 pics where he was same height as 5'5 Corey Fielman and shorter then Sean Astin !
Mr. R said on 2/Aug/11
He is barely 5-6.
Mr. Tempus said on 1/Aug/11
5'6 for the good Alfonso
Jack said on 18/Feb/11
Definately not 5'7'', he is between 5'5'' to 5'6'' max.
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/11
hey that's enough height bashing, by the way I give Alfonso 5'6-5'6 1/2" , poor Carlton he was the sidekick/ outcast of Will.
AJW said on 1/Jan/11
Uh-hu: nice to see that you like tall men. I myself am 5'10 and would never go for a shrimp of 5'2 like yourself.....but prefer my women 5'6 or taller. So much for your own preferences....
geordie-warrior said on 5/Nov/10
I'm 5ft 10 1/5 with back problems that make me look about 5ft 9 - 5ft 9 1/2 and there is no way I'm 4 inches taller then ribero, he looks around 5ft 7.
Justin said on 20/May/09
Dude I am skinnier than that guy and I am 137-140 according to the gym scale(its new btw) and I am 5'10 I guess he just has an average build I dunno, but he is not a will smith.
uptowownboy said on 2/May/09
to uh huh oh so if height don't matter why does someone as short as you need a man that's 6'1 and stop lying in the end of the day women want money and some one to support them and their kids finacualy maybe because your you you don't realize this yet but when you get older and lower your standards that mans wallet is going to be the only thing that matters end of topic.
uh huh said on 2/May/09
Oh, uptownboy, one more thing... I don't care about status either and despise men who only care about such things. A real woman is the type who doesn't care about money or cars but rather cares about how she is treated (love, affection etc.). A guy who works hard at a steady job is sexy enough. A money hungry power chasing man is usually shallow and self absorbed.
uh huh said on 2/May/09
uptownboy, you are wrong as hell. I'm a good looking young woman, in good shape, 5'2" in height. I love being short and petite with curves, and I like my men to be 6'1" or taller. Height does matter.
uptownboy said on 17/Mar/09
forget all this height crap im 5'11 1/4 i used to always say i was 6'0 and no one would question this it used to be so important to me to grow another 3/4 my father is the same height as me maybe smaller and till this day claim 6'0 but over time i realized none of this realy matters now i like to think of myself as tall but im not all that tall 1 or 2 inches above average whop de doo who cares you just got to learn to get over it cecause i know alot of you on hear are selfconsious about your height and don't want your favorite actor taller than you but who cares my freind is 6'4 and wants to be 6'8 so it does'nt matter how tall a person is they can still be unsatisfied with their height, but in the end of the day alfonso and all these other actors are bigger then all of us even if you 5'6 or 6'6 they all got more money then us alfonso looks real tall when he standing on his wallet and i know he has finner women then any of us on hear i know guys thats 5'3 and got beautiful girls just like i know guys who are 6'3 and can't get a girl because they think they are to tall,lanky, and ugly like others said this isn't 350 b.c. height does not play a role anymore but money and status does and alfonso has both and so does alot of other short guys.
Mr. R. said on 18/Feb/09
Shredder, Mr.R stands for: "Right all the time about heights!" LOL
the shredder said on 17/Feb/09
Rob , can you add Mr.R and Gago's estimates to the page ? ... Hey Mr.R ... what does Mr.R stand for ... Mr.Rogers , lol ?
the shredder said on 17/Feb/09
Rob , don't know about 5'5 , but 5'5.75 or something !

[Editor Rob: on one hand mr r thinks he could be 5ft 5 then gago thinks he could be nearer 5ft 7. Shows you how estimates can vary a bit!]
the shredder said on 16/Feb/09
Rob , can you see him 5'5 to 5'6 ?

[Editor Rob: as low as 5ft 5 I don't know.]
Mr. R. said on 16/Feb/09
Gago, I stood right next to Alfonso at the party last week. At first I might have gone with 5-6, but when I got closer as he was waiting for his girlfriend, he was no taller than 5-5.
Gago said on 14/Feb/09
He is never in million years 5'4. I hanged out at a private party with Al, my girlfriend even worked with him on the show for years, he's 5'7, possible little less than that but no way 5'4-5'5. He used to be a stocky guy, gained lot of weight in the last several years, and if you look at him from a distance he might look like a little, so may be Mr.R saw him from a distance.
the shredder said on 14/Feb/09
Rob , there are some recent pics and he seems to go to Will's chin ! Though , If James is the 6'3 that Mr.R sees , then he really is about 5'5 !
the shredder said on 14/Feb/09
Mr.R , I think its more that rob disagrees with you then doubting you , doubting you would be that he does not believe what you saw ! It would be like Glenn seeing him and thinking 5'8 ,and Rob disagrees ! ... I don't think Rob disagrees to hurt you are anything ... I must say you and Glenn are right with Will being 6'2 ! I must say that I do believe that you saw him at 5'4 to 5'5 , it is interesting that you get to meet celebs and how tall you think they are ! ... Looking to see your Chris Tucker photo , it would be good to have a photo of you on this site !
leonari said on 13/Feb/09
He could be a tad under 5'6"".Never ever 5'4"
Mr. R. said on 13/Feb/09
Rob, I am hurt! You doubt me again? I stand by my sighting from last night. I had not even been drinking!
the shredder said on 13/Feb/09
Rob , do you think what Alfonso says adds up ... Will 6'2 , he 5'7 and James 6'4 ?

[Editor Rob: on the show when he does stand tall is it near 8 inches? He doesn't stand tall as often in photos, I think even with tall guys. All the bending with Jada maybe has programmed him to stand with a lean...]
the shredder said on 13/Feb/09
Rob , what do you think about Mr.R 's 5'4 to 5'5 guess ?

[Editor Rob: I find it hard to believe he is that short.]
the shredder said on 12/Feb/09
Mr.R , wow interesting ,5'4 -5'5 ... Rob needs to change this !
Mr. R. said on 12/Feb/09
I met Alfonso tonight at the NAACP party in Bev. Hills. Truthfully, he is between 5-4 and 5-5. Very small in person.
Bouncer said on 29/Dec/08
Maybe 5'7 is pushing it a little, i guess him around 5'6, like Rob perfectly listed. He looks pretty short in the fresh prince of bel air because most of the male cast members tower over him.
gregory said on 26/Aug/08
i say he's taller than he was in fresh prince of bel-air ya he's like 5'6. And i really want to meet will smith he is realy cool and saw all of his movies
the shredder said on 9/Aug/08
Yea , I still think he is around 5'6 ! ... Even still , Will Smith IS NOT 6'2.5 , I still don't see how Rob has him anything taller then 186cm ?
JustMe said on 8/Aug/08
I think Alfonso used to look smaller, because his head is unusually tiny. As years go by, he's gained some weight, and his head/face looks fuller.

When it comes to aesthetics, proportions are far more important than raw numbers, like total weight or height.

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the shredder said on 17/Jul/08
Rob , how tall do you think he looks in the Muniz pics to you ? I agree that he does look atleast 5'6 !

[Editor Rob: he does look tall by 2-3 inches, 3 in couple shots.]
the shredder said on 3/Jul/08
Rob , check this out ! ... If Frankie Muniz is 5'4 , then Alfo HAS GOT to be a minimum 5'6.5 ! ... Maybe even 5'7 ! ... Please check out the pics ! ...

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Shawn37 said on 16/May/08
In the fresh prince of bel air Will Smith very often made fun about his height and called him midget, but 5'6-5'7 is not THAT short ...
the shredder said on 22/Feb/08
Rob , now that you think Smith is minimum 6'1 ... Can Ribeiro be taller ? ... I still don't see 5'7 that Gago sees though ! Or do you think he is just a legit 5'6 ?
the shredder said on 24/Jan/08
Rob , do you think Alfonso could be 5'6.5 like Tate , or do you think Tate is only 5'6 also ?????????????
Gago said on 23/Jan/08
I never met Martin, but I think he's 5'7, possible a little over that, I met Larenz, i'm not sure, cause he had boots on, but I think he is between 5'6-5'7, and for Alfonso, he had Nike sneakers on and was little shorter than me.
the shredder said on 17/Jan/08
Thankz Gago ... Btw u ever met Martin Lawrence ? He has claimed 5'8 before !

anonymous , if he is 5'5 , then so is Larenz Tate ... and Smith would only be 6'0 !
Gago said on 17/Jan/08
the shredder, sorry for late response, unfortunately I don't have a photo, yes, he's 5'7 and possibly 185 lbs.
anonymous said on 17/Jan/08
he seems shorter than 5'6, like 5'5 or something. if will is 6'1.5, and avery is a bit over 6'4, then carlton (alfonso) should be like 5'5.
the shredder said on 9/Jan/08
He does have a short body ... If he is 5'7 then he must weight about 180 lbs !
the shredder said on 1/Jan/08
LOL , yea Rob , just for a joke give Sly 5'9.00 or 5'9.1 lol !
the shredder said on 1/Jan/08
Well Happy New Years to you to Danimal ... Im to lazy to pick up a calculator !

Gago , do you have a photo with him ? Because if Will Smith is 6'2 ,6'2.5 then I can buy 5'7 for him !

[Editor Rob: happy new year shredder, maybe Sly will get regraded, you know...DOWN HALF AN INCH! j/k ;)]
Gago said on 29/Dec/07
I know Alfonso, very nice guy, he's 170/5'7, he's very lean and stocky still now, and that's what makes him look shorter.
Danimal said on 29/Dec/07
Shredder, why can't you pick up a calculator, or use the built in one on your computer and do the math for yourself. You multiply 66.4 times 2.54. Is that SO hard to do?
the shredder said on 29/Dec/07
Rob , what would 5'6.4 be ? 168cm or 169cm ?
the shredder said on 30/Nov/07
Rob , check this out ! .. It says that Alfonso is 5'6.4 and just rounds up and says 5'7 !

What is 5'6.4 anyway ?

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the shredder said on 21/Nov/07
Rob , so you think mini and max for him is 5 ft 6 ? .. Also do you think my guess of Will Smith at 6 ft and 3/4 is crazy ? .. What if he did not claim 6'2.5 and it was a missprint ?

[Editor Rob: well yeah, misprints do happen...I should know, this is why I don't do much interviews myself now ;)

I don't think less than 5ft 6, I've seen Tim Russ who was on fresh prince and he does look 6 footer in person, and then u compare the butler with alfonso...]
the shredder said on 21/Nov/07
Rob , did you see the pic I posted ? .. that one with him in boots the day of the Marcus Allen pic ? .. Can this guy be more like 5'5 to 5'5 1/2 ?

[Editor Rob: that's too low. Allen can pull off 6ft 2.5 easily in most pics, but I don't think the boots are huge or anything.]
the shredder said on 20/Nov/07
LOL ROB , .. Remember the Alfo/Marcus photo and you said thats how a true 5'6-er and true 6'2-er SOULD look ?? .. Guess What .. ALFO HAD BOOTS ON .. lol

I fell 5'5 getting closer ! .. LOL !

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the shredder said on 15/Nov/07
Sorry ROB , but you are bening over backwards to be fair to Will Smith ! .. Look at how Alfonso looks next to Smith , and Look at him next to Joey Fatone who you have listed 5 ft 11 ! ..

Even If Alfonso is a full 5 ft 7 , Will Smith IS NOT near 6 ft 2 ! .. 6 ft 1 TOPS !

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Viper said on 6/Nov/07
Couchscout has Junior Seau as being a measured 6-3. I think he physically looks it at least. Strange how 6-2 Marcus Allen looks taller in that one picture. Marcus is a guy who never looks shorter than 6-2 in pictures.
the shredder said on 6/Nov/07
Rob , look what I found !

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... this guy on Myspace puts 6'2 as his height .. check him out with Marcus Allen (looking 6'2) , M.C. Hammer (looking around 6'0) , Chris Tucker ( looking 6'0.5 at best) , Tommy Davison (looking 5'8) , Tony cutis (looking 5'10 ) , and Mike Tyson (looking 5'10 ) ..

Just thought this might be interesting ! .. Also Marcus Allen really does look 6'2 ! ... Damm , I hope I can find a pic With him and Will Smith !
lillo thomas said on 5/Nov/07
maybe that player isnt really 6-3
the shredder said on 5/Nov/07
I agree Matt , he doesn't .. Also Junior has a pic with Marcus Allen !

Rob , how tall does Alfo look with Junior ? .. Smith claimg 6'2 , and Alfo claimg 5'7 mmm ... something just DOES NOT ADD UP ! .. Which one is lying though ?

[Editor Rob: that junior doesn't look like kind of guy who'd stand fully erect in lots of pics.]
Matt said on 4/Nov/07
He doesn't look to short here with 6-3 NFL player Junior Seau. Click Here
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/07
yeah mate, unfortunately rowing is about leverage, so tall guys have a huge advantage. Also, when weight training, being shorter is a huge benefit, as you have to lift the weight a much smaller distance than someone tall. Therefore a tall person who couldn't lift as much as a smaller person may be just as strong. This is often demonstrated if you allow the tall person to lift the weight through the same height as a smaller person, so he is not completing one of his "full" lifts.
taller is better my friend, especially for rowing.
Adam Brennon said on 6/Oct/07
I'm 5' 10" and on my school rowing team. We frequently do weight training. Taller guy's are not physically stronger than shorter guys. I don't consider myself anything to scream about on the weights, but I can easily outlift guys who are well over six foot. I've armwrestled a 6 ft 6 guy. He was so much weaker than me, it was like taking down a child; I'm not exaggerated at all.
alex j said on 16/Sep/07
5'6 is short because of teens make it to 5'9 which means there soon to be tall i'll probably make it to 5'9 or 5'10 but just be happy for who are it doesn't matter about height it doesn't mean you're a bad person
alex j said on 16/Sep/07
5'6 is short because of teens make it to 5'9 which means there soon to be tall i'll probably make it to 5'9 or 5'10
Anonymous9 said on 30/Aug/07
The average height of men in the U.S. is between 5'9 and 5'10. Thus anyone within that range is "average."

5'8 is a bit below average. Anything 5'7 and smaller is short for a guy. 5'6 and smaller is small for a man.

In hindsight though...most Hollywood stars tend to be small men whom gross salaries in the millions. The wealthiest man in the world is under 6 foot.
the shredder said on 13/Aug/07
I get what your saying , because most of my family the men range from 5 ft 8 to 6'0 and me at 5'6.5 fells pretty short next to them ! ... I always thought my cuzin was around my height and never thought he was the 5'9 he says and when I took a pic with him 2 weeks ago ... BOOM ... he did not look under 5'9 next to me !
lillo thomas said on 12/Aug/07
what i mean is that 5-8 guys are a little below average but not that short like some guys under 5-6 that look like midgets. 5-8 guys are short but fairly close to normal height.
Vince Young said on 12/Aug/07
"5'8 guyz are normal short, but still short." lol...not sure if that makes any sense. Short is 5'7 and below 5'8-5'10 is average, 5'11-6-1 is above average 6'2+ is tall. I don't know why everyone makes such a big deal out of this. Honestly there's no need to boast and stick your chest out. Be thankful for what the Good Lord has given you, and there's no need to hurt other's feelings. lol @ morevariablesthanheight...that post was 2 years old.
ras said on 2/Aug/07
"If that guy to the right in that pic is really 6'2 1/4 ? then Will Smith most be one of the shortest 6'2 guys on earth !"

That was priceless shredder.

I tend to think 5'8 is short. That's just 3/4-1/2 an inch taller than me I dunno what's so special about that height. You maybe tower over a 5'3 girl, but you wouldn't tower over 5'7 girls (and those ones are very common nowadays) unless you want to look girls in the eye and make it kinda romantic then I'd recommend 5'8. Being that short has its advantages.
MoreVariablesThanHeight said on 16/Jul/07
Jason,

His post maybe two years old but the prejudice he was portraying is ageless. Yes, being tall is great IF it acts as a supplement to an already strong core set of characteristics and morals. That's what most people don't understand.
lillo thomas said on 13/Jul/07
5-8 guys are short , normal short but still short.
Jason said on 12/Jul/07
MoreVariablesThanHeight says on 11/Jul/07
"How can a guy who is only 5'8" "tower" over a guy who is 5'6" hahaha you're hilarious, shrimp. Try being 6'3.5" like me and towering over 5'8" like you. Now THAT'S towering."

I see another cocky and self proclaimed "tall" bigot. Are you proportional? Are you symmetrical? Is your face attractive? I love it when taller guys immediately think they are superior to shorter individuals. Superiority deals with a lot more than just height. Perhaps back when physical combat determined who was the more superior male your blasphemy would be tolerated. However today the questions that determine one's superiority will leave a lot of you arrogant under achievers a couple of theoretical inches shorter than those who you consider short on our physical plane. What is your status? What were your SAT scores? Did you graduate from a Top Tier 2 college? How much money do you make now? What kind of car do you drive? My point being is being superficial is great but when reality sets in and your shorter comrades are more successful than you are you going to swallow your arrogance? For your sake I hope you are proportional, attractive, and symmetrical or else I'd take a time machine back to 350 B.C. where you would be a perfect candidate for general to die in war for Alexander the Great.

I'm 5'7" barefoot; so I can appear 5'8", 5'8.5 depending on the shoes I wear. I get called short by friends who are no more than 5'10" with shoes. I laugh because they act they are so much taller and if I ever brought up the things I brought up in the paragraph above I would crush their spirits and throw them in the wind.''


Dude ... that post is 2 years old lol.
MoreVariablesThanHeight said on 11/Jul/07
"How can a guy who is only 5'8" "tower" over a guy who is 5'6" hahaha you're hilarious, shrimp. Try being 6'3.5" like me and towering over 5'8" like you. Now THAT'S towering."

I see another cocky and self proclaimed "tall" bigot. Are you proportional? Are you symmetrical? Is your face attractive? I love it when taller guys immediately think they are superior to shorter individuals. Superiority deals with a lot more than just height. Perhaps back when physical combat determined who was the more superior male your blasphemy would be tolerated. However today the questions that determine one's superiority will leave a lot of you arrogant under achievers a couple of theoretical inches shorter than those who you consider short on our physical plane. What is your status? What were your SAT scores? Did you graduate from a Top Tier 2 college? How much money do you make now? What kind of car do you drive? My point being is being superficial is great but when reality sets in and your shorter comrades are more successful than you are you going to swallow your arrogance? For your sake I hope you are proportional, attractive, and symmetrical or else I'd take a time machine back to 350 B.C. where you would be a perfect candidate for general to die in war for Alexander the Great.

I'm 5'7" barefoot; so I can appear 5'8", 5'8.5 depending on the shoes I wear. I get called short by friends who are no more than 5'10" with shoes. I laugh because they act they are so much taller and if I ever brought up the things I brought up in the paragraph above I would crush their spirits and throw them in the wind.
the shredder said on 22/May/07
I agree that Alfonso is in the 5'6 range ! ... Which would make Will Smith no taller then 6'1 ! ... I still don't know why Rob keeps Will Smith at 6'1.5 ? ... He is in the 6'0.5 , 6'1 range !
whocares said on 16/May/07
I think his height fluctuates from day to day,depending on his footwear.It seems likely that some days hes 5'6 and some days hes 5'7.A 5'6 man can wear thick soled boots and manage to pull off 5'8 on a good day.So all this squabbling about whether hes 5'7 or 5'6 or 5'5.75,or whatever decimals you wanna throw in there,is really quite irrelevant.Some days you may be right and another day you may be wrong. But to put things into context,if Alfonso says himself he is 5'7,chances are he is actually 5'6... :)
bboy said on 24/Apr/07
"How can a guy who is only 5'8" "tower" over a guy who is 5'6" hahaha you're hilarious, shrimp. Try being 6'3.5" like me and towering over 5'8" like you. Now THAT'S towering."
These words are insulting and not realistic. A 5'8" guy can not be a shrimp. I am 5'8" and I do tower over some guys when I walk on a street, here in Turkey. 5'8" is normal height.
A 6'9 guy can also tower over a 6'3.5" guy. This is quite normal...
the shredder said on 23/Feb/07
If that guy to the right in that pic is really 6'2 1/4 ? then Will Smith most be one of the shortest 6'2 guys on earth ! That guy Marcus Allen is pretty big next to Alfonso ! Im looking at the pic right now , and Alfonso is only up to the guys neck ... but when hes next to Will Smith he goes up to his lips ! That guy is taller then 6'2 1/4 ? or Will is 6'1 morning height !
scott said on 16/Feb/07
the thing with this guy is that the "in joke" is that he is short. i think in the fresh prince, he looks 5'4 (im 5'4 and come just above my bros 6'4 shoulders, the same as alf does to james avery) but that height could be manipulated by tv tricks to make him look that short for the show
the shredder said on 5/Dec/06
Will Smith is legit 6'1 in my eyes ... just look at him next to 6'4 James Avery ... and Joseph Marcell is about 5'6.5 although he was put as 5'8 from his agent he only looks slightly taller then the Alf !
the shredder said on 5/Dec/06
lol in any case though , do you think alf REALLY lost out with 5'7 ??? i think so !

btw , sorry about acting like sly yesterday ! i just wanted the other user to read it ... lol !!!

[Editor Rob: no time for 'fake' sly's, there's enough fakeness with his shoes to worry about!]
the shredder said on 4/Dec/06
Rob , i was watching fresh prince 2 nights ago and Tom jones towered over him by about 4.5 inches !!! ... alf was in slippers and tom looked like he was in standard dress shoes !!! ... i think 5'5.75 is his true height , and he just took his height ( 5'7 ) in shoes .
the shredder said on 2/Dec/06
ok . 1/8th is next to nothing !!! so lets just give brees 6ft !!!

still thought , alf is 5 ft 6 max and will smith can't be 6 ft 2 !!!

[Editor Rob: yeah, the small fraction isn't to be bothered about...

Sure, will might be 6ft 2 out of bed and be a 1 inch shrinker vs 1/2 inch shrinker by night.]
the shredder said on 2/Dec/06
rob, if drees is a fraction under 6 ft , then where does that put alf ???

[Editor Rob: fraction as in 1/8th.]
the shredder said on 30/Nov/06
rob, i can easily get a pic with Drew Brees ( the 6'0 football player ) . i thought i was 5'6 , but i was measured 2 weeks ago at the DR's office and i was 5'6.5

if i got a pic i will post it !!!
the shredder said on 30/Nov/06
rob , now that your back , what do you think about that pic that i posted with the 6'0 football player !!!

i really NOW think hes 5'6 max . also in the NBC interview he said that
Joseph Marcell ( 5'7 max ) was taller then him !!!

[Editor Rob: remember he's also stood with roger cross, who has same kind of lean with me and does if accounting for this can be 5ft 6. Maybe as paddy said before, he should get a 1/4 inch for pity's sake.]
the shredder said on 15/Nov/06
im 5'6 1/4 morning height ... lol . im just about 5'6 . no more no less .
leonari said on 11/Nov/06
and I say he is below 5'6" not much but a bit...like 5'5.75"...
the shredder said on 11/Nov/06
padraig , was 5'6.25 your * Rough * guess ??? ... he looks more like 5'5.5 - 5'5.75 in that pic !!!

[Padraig: There's not many 1/4 inchers on the 5 feet 6 range on the site, so I would give him that out of pity.]
the shredder said on 3/Nov/06
i was watching fresh prince last night . will and alfonso are both barefoot by the pool house . alf looks about 6' shorter then will and james looks about 4 ' taller then will . so will 6'2 , alf 5'7 , and james 6'4 just does not add up . what do you think padrige
Lauture Purdie said on 3/Sep/06
WILL IS 6'2'' AS CARLTON IS 5'7''
7 said on 9/Aug/06
there one episode where carlton was wearing platform boots hes was about an inch taller than jeffery how is about 5'7" take of the boots which has a 3-4 inch lift bere foot hes no taller than 5'5" rob u need to downgrade him
Gigi said on 25/Jul/06
Nia Long is not 5'4" w/o shoes. She's probably closer to 5'2", if that. Notice the shows when she's in flats. Alfonso is probably no taller than 5'6".
mrs.ddmartin said on 20/Jul/06
carlton (alfonso)is 5'6" with shoes. lisa (nia long) is 5'4" w/o shoes. notice on the show when she is standing next to carlton, she usually wears heels. plus, in my opinion, lisa & carlton would've looked better together cuz they're both short. too little tiny ppl!
the shredder said on 10/Jul/06
rob , can he still pass for 5'7 in that pic with roger cross?

[Editor Rob: both might not be standing tall, so maybe posture cancels each other out there, hard to positively say unless there were more pics from that basketball event]
UK BOI said on 30/May/06
so come on then ppls! whats the mans height? im a mad fan of the fresh prince! and his height seems to vary! wen u look at him and will together! ive always thought of him being around 5 6! with shoes! so give n take an inch! withough shoes 5' 5! NO WAY does he look 5 7 which is what ive read! i mean come on look at jeffery on the show! how tall is he? hes not much taller then Carlton Hilary seems taller then them both! but she does wear heals!

compare Carlton to LISA! (nia long) on the show! hes taller then her! so hmmm im sayin 5 6in! with shoes! maybe just over! what dya think ppls?
the shredder said on 27/Apr/06
yo rob, i saw him next tom jones on the fresh prince . alfo was barefoot and tom's footwear was about 1 inch. so that whould make tom about 5'9-5'10 and alfo about 5'6ish?
the shredder said on 26/Apr/06
so rob, how short did you think he was in that pic ? i still find it hard to see him 5'4- 5'5 , but from that pic he really has lost the 'iam 5'7 ' clame . the thing that really gets to me is that i have seen him barefeet on the fresh prince alot of times and he really does not look 8, 9,or 10 inches shorter then 6'2 will smith ( and i really don't think will is under 6'1) . but, even if will is only 6'1 .... its still hard to see alfo as low as 5'4-5'5. i would go with 168 cm . by the way this off the subject but.... what did you make of the other 2 guys from the fine young cannibals? i would go with 5'8ish and 5'6ish. also what time of the day do you check this site? becuase sometimes i ask you something and you don't right under my comments (even though i think your cool). but you have to remember something rob . iam ...... the SHREDDER LOL.

[Editor Rob: you don't mess with the shredder do you! I better reply or else!

erm, he looks shorter than 5ft 7 in that pic, you know I was trying to find the full-sized pic (I saw it recently) of him and tom jones but can't find it...I've no idea about other cannibals sorry.

And I check the site maybe 5 times now, but sometimes I don't have the time to add a reply, I try though]
the shredder said on 23/Apr/06
rob, how tall does he really look here?

Click Here

i say 169cm -170cm at the max.

[Editor Rob: looks short there...]
you guys said on 9/Apr/06
This whole discussion is funny and kind of stupid to argue about. I spent the weekend with Alfonso at Brett Favre's celebrity golf tournament. He is a very nice guy who is not as short as you guys think. He is easily 5'7' and you can quote me :)
EJ said on 14/Mar/06
An interesting note: In one Fresh Prince episode, Carlton (Alfonso) says to Ashley (Tatyana Ali) "After all, I am bigger than you" and Will interjects "That's not fair, you're only taller cause you got lifts in them shoes!" and Carlton responds "They're not lifts. I just doubled up on my Odor Eaters."
tgri said on 17/Feb/06
so rob , by looking at the recent pics with him and will smith , how many inches do you see? yes i do agree with you that 8 inches is a big difference. sometimes on fresh prince it don't even look 7 inches. maybe will is more in the 6'1 range? 6'1 min though.
tgri said on 15/Feb/06
rob, check out recent pics of him next to will smith on wireimages.com . he does look pretty short. maybe he had lifts in fresh prince? after i took a look at them .. i now think he can be as low as to 5'5 .5 . theres also a pic at the bottom of the page where 5'4.5 tisha campbell is towering over him in heels . please if you have time on your heights .lol i meen hands . check it out.

[Editor Rob: possible, if Smith is a snitch under 6ft 2...you could argue, although 8 inches is a big difference.]
TGRI said on 9/Feb/06
ROB , BY LOOKING AT THESE MORE RECENT PICS OF WILL SMITH AND ALFONSO , WHAT DO YOU THINK IS HIS MAX HEIGHT ? I SAY 168,169 CM . WELL I CAN'T POST RIGHT NOW SO IF YOU HAVE TIME ON YOUR HANDS JUST GO TO WIREIMAGES.COM AND TYPE IN ALFONSO RIBEIRO .
Brett said on 22/Jan/06
I honestly dont think hes more then 5'6", I have watched every Fresh Prince episode, and Carlton really always looks no more then this. I have seen a listing for him at 5'5", and it maybe wrong, but 5'7" is definitely too generous, I mean smith would not go on and on about him being a midget if he were 5'7", it is short, but just not thaat short. I just always thought he was 5'5" and seemed to look it too, maybe im just being a prick.
the real raw truth said on 29/Dec/05
this guy is same height as Tom Cruise. Just one-ish cm over 5-6.
leonari said on 8/Nov/05
Please ROB!! This guy is clearly under 5'6" not above!!
Anonymous said on 8/Nov/05
Oh, please, in teh corbis photo, Alfonso in nearer to the camera and Will isn´t standing fully up. I've seeen many chapters of The Fresh Prince and is clear taht Alfonso is scarcely 5'5'', you only have to compare him with the women aisde him
Brett said on 29/Oct/05
its easy to see this guys not 5'7" by the stocky short limbs he has, he was the same height as the youngest sister in the fresh prince when she was like 13 or 14 haha and im sure she was nowhere near 5'7". Imdb had his height at 5'5" and theres no way hes more than this

[Editor Rob: alfo has held onto his 'claim of 5ft 7' for 6 months...I was trying to find good pics of this guy...but for a start he can go down 1/2 inch...I'll come back again when I find some fan photos of this guy...but to 5ft 5???]
J. said on 23/Oct/05
Look at the pics of the Fresh Prince reunion at the 2005 BET Awards on Getty Images. This dude ain't 5'7" at a stretch. (Unfortunately, I can't link them as I can no longer preview pictures on the site for some strange reason)
Anonymous said on 16/Oct/05
Pirate, I would worry about your own intellect, or lack there of, as you clearly have issues performing simple tasks, like putting together a simple sentence. Haha I "dont be worry about someone's height", but you should be worried that write at a third grade level.
pirate said on 11/Oct/05
don't be worry about someone's height. U can be the tallest all over the world but let's see how smart are u
Anonymous said on 8/Oct/05
thats rubbish ive seen ribeiro in LA and he looks like 5'5 even. hes damn tiny , he could even be less, but 5'7 no way, by claiming to be 5'7 shows how hollywood actors dramatically fudge their height.
EJ said on 7/Oct/05
I don't know what shoes Karyn Parsons wore on the show, but she always seemed to be noticeably taller than Alfonso Ribeiro. Not by that much, but enough so that you would never really wonder who was taller.
C said on 7/Oct/05
In the early episodes of fresh prince, Alfonso looked 5'7''. He just as tall as Hillary, maybe even slightly taller. In later episodes, he was noticeably buffer, which may have made him look shorter. After season one, Hilary always looked taller than him. I don't know. Maybe he shrank to 5'5''.
EJ said on 6/Oct/05
I think Will Smith's "average height for a woman" line was more intended to be funny than accurate. Even if Ribeiro is taller than the average woman, and he most certainly is, the writers probably wouldn't have wanted to pass up a clever quip, which is pretty much the show's entire formula.
J. said on 16/Aug/05
I just got finished watching an episode of Fresh Prince, in which Alfonso in character as 'Carlton' quips to Will, "I'm tired of your little short jokes! I am average height!". Will replies "Yeah, average height for a woman!". I estimate Riberio at 5'5" or 5'6". Nothing more. Both Will and James Avery are a head taller than him, even with full camera lengths.
mjd said on 12/Aug/05
just watched fresh prince where ribiero and nia long are face to face..and he was only 3 inchs taller....so no way is he 5'7..thats impossible...he was no more than 2.5-3 inch's taller then long
ez said on 23/Jul/05
yeh steven is right, it depends where u come from, im egyptian and im 5'8 (173), when i go to egypt, i feel just on the tall side, where as when i come bak to UK i feel more under the average height. and yes the dutch are the tallest in the world. man look at thier football/soccer team...
tony said on 17/Jul/05
the other day i was at the barbeque at Karyn 's house and i saw him he's short about 5'6-5'7,and Karyn for sure 5'7.
Mike Mading said on 6/Jul/05
I am from Sudan but I live in america now. I play basketball. I am 6'11" tall and I am shortest male in my family. My sister is 6'9". My grandfather was 7'3" tall and my father is 7'1". In Sudan many men were bigger than 7'. When I left Sudan and went to many places in the world everyone seemed to be short.
miked2789 said on 26/Jun/05
hey funny 58 guy, you seem pretty cocky about your height. I'm 5 8 also but i consider myself avg because i have better posture then just about anybody, i can look as tall as a 5 10 guy with bad posture. And as for you being 6 3.5, i'd rather be 5 8 then be an overgrown goof walking down the street.
Steven said on 26/Jun/05
Ryder, it depends on where you come from.

Here in northern Europe males are near the 6 foot mark. Dutch being the tallest (in the world actually) at 5'11.9".

As a 5'8'' male living in The Netherlands I do feel short, and am called a short guy. But if I was living in America I wouldn't be concidered all THAT short (American male averages 5'9.6'').
anonymous said on 16/Jun/05
Ryder,5'10" isn't short
Ryder said on 15/Jun/05
Drew. Yes 5'7'' IS short, so is 5'9'' and 5'10''. I am 16 years old and 5'10'' and I consider myself short.
EJ said on 11/Jun/05
You must have never watched the Fresh Prince. He seems nearly a head shorter than 6ft 1.5in Will Smith. I think 5ft 5in or maybe 5ft 6in sounds more like it.

[Editor Rob: I've not looked at this guy, so he has been left at the height he stated till I look at him...but yes I think maybe he's at least rounded up very slightly ;)]
Drew said on 8/Jun/05
Funny 58 guy...HAHAHAHA! God that was funny. I've always seen this guy listed as 5'5". And if he really was 5'7", in the Fresh Prince show he wouldn't always be referred to as the mudget etc. I mean, 5'7" isn't THAT short.
ez said on 6/Jun/05
he looked shorter than hilary banks (Karyn Parsons) in the fresh prince... she may have wore heals i never pay attention but 5'7 seems quite tall for him.... i wouldn't class him as average height... what exactly is average height for males??
Smoke said on 5/May/05
Haha, well it's great to see some us at proud of their height! I'm 6'1" and I really wish I was a 6'2" or 6'3" guy, a 5'8" guy can actually tower over a 5'6" guy aslong as the 5'8"er is wearing bigger heals! May I also note that Mr. Ribeiro, was indeed marginally taller than our "tall" and "5 foot 10 in heals" Vivacia, Vivica has definately learned to wear her heals since her star has risen, she was shorter than Alfonso during her appereance on Fresh Prince. I've seen Fox here in Toronto where she loves coming, and no way this girl is anything more than 168/169 cm without heals.
Funny 58 guy said on 4/May/05
How can a guy who is only 5'8" "tower" over a guy who is 5'6" hahaha you're hilarious, shrimp. Try being 6'3.5" like me and towering over 5'8" like you. Now THAT'S towering.
The Franchise said on 5/Apr/05
Alfonso is 5'6 for the record.
EJ said on 13/Mar/05
He's barely above Will Smith's (6'1"-6'2") chin in the Fresh Prince of Belair, I'd say more like 5'5"...and it's pretty standard to lie about your height by 2 inches.
He's 5'6 said on 8/Mar/05
I'm 5'8 and i met alfonzo a couple of month's ago and he was nowhere near 5'7....I'm surprised you have him listed that tall......He's like 5'5..5'6 max...I towered over him....

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