How tall is Angus Young

Angus Young's Height

5ft 2 (157.5 cm)

Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist from the band AC/DC. In a 2020 Vulture interview he said "We performed, and continue to perform, for the little people. And I can say that because I’m 5”2.".

How tall is Angus Young
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Average Guess (22 Votes)
5ft 1.77in (156.9cm)
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 24/Jul/22
@jaybird surely you mean well but tbh I don't like the implication that he is "tall" in talent like being tall is better than being short
jaybird said on 2/Dec/21
5ft 2 for angus ... he is not a little person just shorter staturer I have seen a fair sum of females smaller. A little person like brad willams no thoug undeniably short for a male yes. he might be only 5ft 2 but like easy 6ft 5 in talent.
Stinky 186 cm said on 31/Aug/21
Solid 5’ 2” I feel bad for Angus and Malcolm cause the reason why they ended up being short is due to the fact that the Water they drank as children was contaminated but that definitely didn’t stop him from becoming one of the best guitarist I debate between Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, and Jimmy Page they were all amazing back in the day
Ray Paul said on 14/Mar/21
I saw an interview that Mark Evans did where he said he (Mark)was the tallest guy in the band at 5’6”. Mentioned Bon was 5’5” so this is probably accurate
Aj06 said on 12/Jan/21
i'm also around 5'2 know i'm also male he is small for a male no doubt about that some might say as far as a midget male. He is not a dwarf though and in overall people height it is not super uncommon to see someone 5'2 not like it is to see an adult like peter drinklage height or so.
#small men so he is small as far as midget even for a male. he is not tiny or dwarf he outsizes quite a few woman also. 5'2 for legendary singer.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/21
Angus Young's guitarist brother, Malcolm, who was 5ft3 and born in Scotland, would have been 68 today. He passed on in November, 2017, on the 18th day, aged 64.

Angus gets his regular 5ft2.

Editor Rob
I had only found an Angus quote the other week and he did claim the 5ft 2 mark.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Jul/20
@ Adey P - That’s true! It’s about being a giant in terms of achieving things and being a respectable person and/ or helping others/ charities are the greatest achievements to make. Anyone can do any of these things. Angus is talented and he is a good person.
Keith 5'10 said on 10/May/20
Him with Bon Scott. Bon was around 5'6"-5'7" for me.
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/20
I did listen to it, and while I still found it amusing, I didn't find it as screamingly hysterical as I did when I was 20!

Getting older really is a load of balls!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/20
🎸🎁🎂⚡ Happy Birthday Angus! ⚡🎂🎁🎸

A Very Happy 65th Birthday to Angus Young from the highly original rock/metal band AC⚡DC.

The first album of theirs I bought was 'Highway to Hell'.😈 I went on to buy several more and I had a boyfriend when I was 20 who was quite crazy about them. He had an incomplete tattoo of Bon Scott on his arm!

The funniest track they made has to be 'Big Balls'. When I first heard it, I laughed my @rse off! In fact, I think I'll hear it now....🎶🏀⚽⚾

Angus gets 5ft2. 😁👌🎉🍻

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Feb/20
Hey, that was annoyingly brief! In the episode of 'House' that I am watching right now, they started playing the AC⚡DC track 'Highway to Hell'. There were no actual vocals, but I recognized it anyway. It was played to introduce House's new, flame embossed....


I did laugh!

Angus gets 5ft2.
Jesica said on 6/Sep/19
Taylor Jones said on 17/Jul/19
AC/DC heights...

Phil Rudd: 5-6
Cliff Willams: 5-8
Malcolm Young: 5-3
Angus Young: 5-3
Brian Johnson: 5-6
Bon Scott: 5-6

Angus is 5'2. You forgot Mark Evans. He's was slightly taller than Bon. I'll say 5'6.5 for Mark.
Taylor Jones said on 17/Jul/19
AC/DC heights...

Phil Rudd: 5-6
Cliff Willams: 5-8
Malcolm Young: 5-3
Angus Young: 5-3
Brian Johnson: 5-6
Bon Scott: 5-6
Damon Blank said on 18/Apr/19
He's 5 ft 2, skinny and can still hold a heavy guitar? This dude is legendary.
Blake said on 20/Mar/19
Rob, I have a sort of height claim again from the Howard stern show. I can’t find the audio but their is a site that logs it and here is what they wrote Angus is only 5 feet 2 inches tall. Brian is 5 foot 5 and a half. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page the interview is there Click Here
Editor Rob
It is possible it was mentioned on the show, but hard to really say if direct quotes.
MrRockNRoll101 said on 19/Feb/19
AC/DC heights

Malcolm: 5-3
Angus: 5-2
Bon: 5-6
Brian: 5-5
Cliff: 5-8
Phil: 5-6
Oanh said on 19/Sep/17
@LG69, Bon was max 5'7"
I think he looked taller because of his thin build, and standing next to Malcolm and Angus made him seem taller than he was. I think Mark Evans was taller
than Bon.
LG69 said on 18/Sep/17
5'2" for Angus. Rob, how tall do you think Bon Scott was? I've read anywhere from 5'7-5'8"
Adey P said on 3/Jul/17
Proof that you don't need stature to be a giant. Also proven by other AC/DC members, Prince, Bono, Danny De Vito etc.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Apr/17
Tiny bloke, max 5 ft 2, made Kelly Jones look tallish!
Angel Death said on 11/Jul/16
Angus Young has said in a interview that he is 5 feet 3 inches tall. The entire Young family is very short. Bon Scott was around 5 feet 6 inches tall and Brain Johnson is 5 feet 5 inches tall. They may be small but AC/DC rock bigger than anyone around!
Brad said on 10/Feb/16
As listed last night. Starting to look stupid in the "outfit" as he gets in his 60's.
Aza said on 7/Feb/16
My fav rock guitarist! Good listing.
king said on 7/Dec/15
Height does not matter at all, Angus is very short but he definitely makes up for it on stage. His short stature means he can jump around lively like a small boy.
Smelly Muffin said on 3/Apr/15
Angus is the man. He could blow away people twice his size off the stage.
erick said on 13/Aug/14
he might be small physically, but he is a giant on stage!
usmcvietvet1967 said on 13/Mar/14
Angus may only be 5'2" but he plays and performs like a little GIANT ! AC/DC
is THE BEST live act I have seen...EVER !
johoro said on 21/Dec/13
I have known Angus forever and up close. He is so tiny and jokes about it, but he really is a giant when he hits he stage!
metalmaiden1973 said on 14/Jul/13
its not the size of your pencil but how you write your name!! this guy rocks!! pure n simple.
ac/dc rocks said on 29/May/13
what about malcolm he's only 5'3''?
K'mon said on 10/Apr/13
Might be short but this guy is a giant. Tell me of one other rock band that can be as devastating on stage as AC/DC? There used to be the Gunners, now there is no one. And Angus is their strongest argument.
Beebop9003 said on 28/Dec/12
It is not his size in physical stature that makes him who and what he is today.but the measure of his musical greatness.
Danimal said on 20/Dec/11
Jack says on 12/Nov/11
Malcolm is actually 5''5 but angus is right

hahaha...No he's not. Malcolm WAS max 5'3" in his early days. Angus 5'2". Brian WAS 5'5"..
eric said on 19/Dec/11
nice guy, down to earth. angus isn't so subconscious about his height like other celebs. rock god, period. i'm done.
Jack said on 12/Nov/11
Malcolm is actually 5''5 but angus is right
Janina Sth said on 7/Nov/11
How about Small faces??Did they take the namne because they were small in stature???
Holly said on 3/Nov/11
Angus is 5"2 and Malcolm is 5"3 - can't believe I'm taller than my heros!!
seax said on 7/Oct/11
this is insane. he cant be 157cm
Lou Gubrius said on 6/Oct/11
Sounds bang-on (I think Cliff Williams is the giant in the band at about 5-7). On the short list no pun intended of the best rock bands ever.
Danimal said on 19/Aug/11
Has been listed as high as 5'4" in his glory days. Was closer to 5'2"-5'3".
Pete G. said on 19/Aug/11
Angus and Malcolm might be small in stature but they are Huge in Rock n Roll talent.
guyfrommars said on 23/Jun/09
5ft5 Bon Scott wore a lot of heels in the '70s, mostly ca. 3 inches. Angus wore flat trainers all the time as much as I remember.
Marc said on 17/Jun/09
Angus looks like about 5'6 or 5'7, his guitar is big on him because he is skinny, i have the same brand guitar and it looks the same size on me as it does on angus and Iam 5'8.5".Plus he looks taller with his shoes on.
Mark D. said on 30/May/09
You can tell musician size by guitars. In the 'Back In Black' video Malcolm has a large hollow body guitar, almost as big as he is. Yet in 'Absolute', by Scritti Politi, the same guitar seems normal size on Green Gartisde, as he's actually 6'6".
Karen said on 25/May/09
can anyone tell me if Angus went to Burwood Primary School. I am sure I went to school with him and remember him as being nice boy, quite small in size with long bob haircut. He must have a the it factor even then as out of all the people in my class he is one of the only ones I can remember.
dangerous said on 22/Apr/09
he plays what fits with the songs. could he bust out the same tunes as the 'greatest ever'? i think so
Chris said on 30/Mar/09
Angus is 5'2 I think.
Not a very good player IMHO.I like Ac/Dc but Malcom is the real guitarist in that band Angus is the showman.
iClarke-93 said on 6/Mar/09
He's an increduble guitarist considering he has such short stubby fingers! 5'2 is spot on Malcolm is 5'3.
Arthur said on 22/Dec/08
He's famously known as the shortest lead guitarist of any band at, er, 5ft 4inches.
So I can't imagine what he's the shortest as, at 5ft 2 =)
De Lotte said on 17/Dec/08
funny line in a recent interview, angus talked about walking into town to buy cigs at his local gas station and "all the window blinds go up to see the little tramp walk down the street" apparrettely he lives pretty anomimously in his town in the nederlands
Tom182 said on 8/Dec/08
He must feel really short, he lives in the Netherlands and the average male height is 6ft tall. But Angus is the best!
glenn said on 26/Oct/08
just got him again last coming in the coming weeks .
Patty said on 25/Oct/08
Thanks for answering an important, but "short" question for my husband and I.
I really did not think that Angus was that short, comparing him to Brian Johnson.
Billy said on 20/Oct/08
He's actually scottish, he's family moved to Australia when he was little, well....ahem. When he was a kid.
Josephine said on 12/Jul/08
This is funny. I mean Australians have a reputation for being tall. I have a friend who lives in OZ and he gets teased being called "hobbit" and what not...he is 5'8" tall!
It seems AC/DC recruited some of the few short Australian guys around..
Carole said on 27/Feb/08
They may be short but they pack a mighty punch! I'm 5'3 & quite ok with it...we on the same level.
jack fraser said on 18/Feb/08
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I think i could be the shortest Angus fan, Jack 12
Danimal said on 14/Nov/07
No, if it were for Brian, Cliff and probably Phil, this thing would have been released YEARS ago. Brian has said that the 3 Young brothers (George included) are REALLy hard headed and want this to be perfect. It's obvious the others are restless seeing they are touring without. Either that, or they're low on cash.
glenn said on 14/Nov/07
i know,i was at that show in july.and went upstate for it too.there will be a box set of unreleased brian songs in the future cliff told for a january release,id be surprised cause as of a month ago or so, they hadnt even started recording.january was originally a rumor.unless they just entered the studio.they had 50 songs in demo form 2 years ago and halted recording for some mysterious reason(or laziness).i gave cliff a peace of my mind for the wait even though it isnt his fault.
Danimal said on 13/Nov/07
BTW Glenn, ACDC was last in NY in 2003. I heard they will be releasing their new album in January! Brian was in NY with Cliff in July performing some ACDC songs. Since Brian stopped smoking he sounds A LOT better than he has since 1991. He performed Back in Black with some serious power!
glenn said on 12/Nov/07
cliff williams is 5-7,5-8.close to my height,if not my height.its an illusion with him bending and my straight as possible.
Danimal said on 12/Nov/07
How tall is Cliff Glenn? He looks shorter than Phil Collins does compared to you in this pic.
Kylee said on 10/Nov/07
Being short is awesome I'm only 4'9. Its cool that only one fan is shorter than Angus and thats me. I love Angus Young hes so hot. Its very cool being short its awesome "Hell Yeah." Hes ****ing awesome. There band is so cool!!
xD said on 19/Jun/07
really? thats ****ing awesome!
glenn said on 1/Apr/07
not that long ago? what? how long ago? they havnt promoted anything in 5-7 mean a repeat? a phone in? as far as i know they havnt been to nyc since 2002.unless they are mastering the new album here.they do sneak the albums in.any talk of the new cd?
Viper said on 1/Apr/07
It doesnt surprise me that Brian's voice is shot right now. That guy screams his heart out.
Danimal said on 31/Mar/07
They were on Howard Stern not that long ago and yeah, Brian couldn't sing for @#$#@ anymore.
glenn said on 31/Mar/07
yeah,20 years ago.i despised it.what a lazy band.havnt even entered a studio to record,at least not as of 4 months ago.they demoed 30 songs 2 years ago.what happened? gosh.5 years between albums at first,now sure itll be out by the end of the year i hope.they usually sneak it upon you too.if we are lucky,the summer.such a wait,it better be the double cd its rumored to be.i doubt it.nobody does doubles.hardly.and,its announced as their rumor is that brians voice is shot.
Viper said on 31/Mar/07
Maximum Overdrive is the ultimate cult classic 80s movie. I really thought Emilio Estevez looked 5-7 in it.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/07
Did you ever see Maximum Overdrive Glenn? Who Made Who was the soundtrack for that movie.
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
how can i forget about fly.i hated it better now.loved find it too pop.yeah,fly is the worst.2nd would be stiff.the reason fly survives better than stiff for me at least is the memories it brings.i bought the albums out the box.starting with flick.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/07
LEast good for me would either have been Fly On The Wall or the one just before Razor's Edge (mental block). My favorite is Let There Be Rock, Back in Black and Dirty Deeds..
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
i thought it was their least good album.alot of people did.gotta relisten to it.i hated ballbreaker.i like it now.
Danimal said on 29/Mar/07
Hey Glenn, if you liked Powerage, then you probably like Stiff Upper Lip.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
all kinds of metal out there.i know alot of zeppelin doesnt sound like metal,but alot of it does.whole lotta love is a pretty heavy song for its time.
Viper said on 29/Mar/07
You might be right Glenn. When I think of metal, I think of really fast playing. But I guess that would be categorized as speed metal.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
flick of the switch was their rawest with fave lp brian era is for those about to rock.bon era is powerage.heavy metal my friend.early,blues based hard rock,which is a term i hate.all hard rock is metal.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
yeah,d.i just look at it as people i know, and dont know have it way worst than we do.
Viper said on 28/Mar/07
Comparing the Bon Scott era to Brian Johnson is interesting. The songs in the Bon Scott era were just great, dirty hard crunchy rock. The songs during the Brian Johnson era are great rock songs that flow perfectly and more accessible to the mainstream.
Danimal said on 28/Mar/07
Yeah man, it's hard to find balance, huh? When things are going well, I always find a way to question it and end up screwing things up as a result.
glenn said on 28/Mar/07
up and down.when im broke,im well mentally,when im doing good financially,im stressed in other ways.backwards.i cant win.
Lmeister said on 28/Mar/07
AC/DC is the best band ever. When I was younger I used like Brian Johnson more, but nowadays prefer the old Bon Scott albums. My first hardrock album was the Razors Edge and I still love it...
Danimal said on 27/Mar/07
Life sucked for the last 5+ weeks, but things are picking up lately. How you doin' man?
glenn said on 27/Mar/07
how ya been d?
Danimal said on 26/Mar/07
Riff Raff on If You Want Blood You've Got It is awesome!
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
im more a brian johnson fan.but my favorite song is riff raff.
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
bon was supposedly 5-6.
Viper said on 25/Mar/07
Im rocking out to Shoot to Thrill right now. My favorite ACDC song. You can dance to this.
sco B said on 25/Mar/07
seems about right, but height does not have much to do with it. I'm 5'7" an 16 and I still cannot play the blues solos like angus can. Yeah ACDC is a pretty short band. But they do rock hard and they do rock good. Bon was 5'5" right, he actually seemed pretty tall in a video on with the valentines.
Geoff said on 7/Mar/07
AC-DC appeared at our high school in Toowoomba about 1976 supported by TMG. Concerts were Banned for about 20 years after that.
Edwin said on 25/Feb/07
R, yes, I believe Rudd is pretty small too, maybe 5-6ish? Cliff always looked "tall" compared to the others but apparently is in the 5-7 or 8 range.
R said on 7/Feb/07
Havn't seen any mention of Phil Rudd, guess he is tiny also?
Glenn said on 9/Jan/07
Yeah,he loves fans.
Marty o said on 8/Jan/07
5'2 is about right. I met Angus in the mid-80s after a show. He was totally cool with signing autographs and BSing with the small group of fans. I respect that guy.
LGT said on 31/Dec/06
Dwarf don't be an idiot! There are ways to calculate from pictures...
Dwarf said on 1/Dec/06
If you see people on a picture, you can't say exactly what their high is!
Ajax said on 5/Nov/06
I've seen many, many pictures of fans who've had their pictures taken with Angus Young. Never, never has Angus been as tall as or taller than the fan in the photo. Ever. I've been within 10 feet of him myself and I'd say he's 5'2", maybe 5'3" at the absolute most.
Glenn said on 21/Oct/06
Powerage is my fave Bon LP.
Marissa said on 20/Oct/06
It gives hope to us short people everywhere. I love AC/DC especially Powerage that was sweet.
Glenn said on 17/Oct/06
I think Angus might be even smaller.
Fergus said on 15/Oct/06
Ohh s*** Man!!! I cannot believe it Gleen, AMAZING!LOL... They`re my idols speacilly angus..and i was wondering if angus got more than know, i have problems to grow up and im taking medicines and this is a hope man..tall is nothing just s***
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
I met Chris Slade (former drummer) in a pub once, pretty big guy in terms of build, probably about 5'10 or 5'11 though.
Danimal said on 28/Aug/06
Most of those songs are recycled from earlier days, including their classic "Ride On" (Bon Era), but there are a couple of new songs for the soundtracks, mostly without lyrics though. Sink the Pink is great though! It was off of Fly on the Wall and btw, I loved that movie!! Scary it was not, but entertaining it was!! Especially when the soda machine spits out the cans and hits the guy in the
Danimal said on 27/Aug/06
Actually, Malcolm has states that his own height was 5'5" in one interview, which I found hilarious. I was willing to believe at one point that Angus WAS 5'3" and Malcolm 5'4", but not anylonger. Thing is, Cliff was no longer young in that pic with Glenn. I'm sure if he stood straight in that pic, he would have been only slightly shorter and take away 25 years (they don't take care of themselves) and he's at least 5'7", if not 5'8". Brian is shorter.
Glenn said on 26/Aug/06
Now THAT is true Viper.
Glenn said on 25/Aug/06
Not True.Malcom is 2 inches taller.
Zig Zag Wanderer said on 24/Aug/06
I've been an AC/DC fan since I was three years old. I have read waaaayyy too many articles & interviews with these guys. Angus & Malcolm (according to both Angus & Bon) are the same height; 5'2". I've stood about four feet away from Angus, on the same level, & he's about the size of my leg. I don't think he gets enough to eat, peanuts or otherwise.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Brad said: "What do they eat down under? Peanuts, gum?" HAHAHAHAHA
Brad said on 7/Aug/06
Geez 5' 8" is 4 inches shorter than 6' and these guys are shorter than 5' 8"? What do they eat down under? Peanuts, gum?
YaoMing said on 26/Apr/06
glenn looks like a giant in this picture. :) btw. angus young was voted as the greatest short guy in FHM and as far as i remember they've listed him at 5ft 2 so it's probably right.
AC/DC Freak said on 24/Feb/06
Angus young is 5'2
in an interview on the guitar show he said so
Bill said on 23/Feb/06
Malcolm seems to be 5' 3"
Danimal said on 18/Jan/06
I have an old video of a concert from their Highway to Hell tour and on the back of the box, it states Angus's height as 5'3". I think he is probably 5'2", but NO way is Malcolm 5'5"

To answer your question A-Bomb, Cliff and Brian were the same height. I think it's possible that Cliff could have stretched out to 5'7" 25 years ago, when they filmed the Back in Black and You Shook Me all Night Long videos. So, Brian at his peak was probably 5'7" MAX. Next to Angus and Malcolm, Cliff and Brian always appeared to be giants. Simon Wright (ex drummer), Bon Scott (former singer) and all other members were all about 5'5"-5'6" as well, or shorter.
Marc said on 18/Jan/06
Maxim magazine recently had the "Greatest Short guys". Young was listed as 5'2". I believe that he is actually 5'2". Look at his guitar when he wears it, because it seems kinda large for him.
A-Bomb said on 18/Jan/06
How tall is Brian Johnson? I always figured 5'8"
Danimal said on 18/Jan/06
I had NO idea that Cliff was this short as well. I thought him and Brian Johnson were about 5'7"-5'8". I was evidently WAY off!! Cliff is MAX 5'6 1/2". Bon Scott was apparently only 5'5"-5'6" as well. Did they go out of their way to hire short band members, or was it a coincidence? The funny thing was that I read an article on Malcolm, where he stated that he was 5'5". Based on that pic with Glenn, Malcom is about 5'2"-5'3" MAX.

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