How tall is Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac's Height

6ft 2.5in (189.2 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films like Ocean's Eleven, Bad Santa and Charlie's Angels 2. He said in a movie poop shoot interview his height and weight: "I mean, I'm 6'3', 220"

How tall is Bernie Mac
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Average Guess (14 Votes)
6ft 2.48in (189.2cm)
Canson said on 4/Jun/17
Similar to Russell Westbrook and RIP
Colberto said on 7/Jan/17
I would say he is anywhere between 6'2.25-6'2.5". 6'2.5" IMO
berta said on 11/Oct/16
ashton kutcher was ( i think) 1 cm taller and the rock looked mutch taller he could be this height but probably little under.6ยด2 jackson was the same height
Josh Jeffords said on 7/Oct/16
Too bad about him funny guy decent actor.
He rarely did so but on occasion he looked quite imposing.
6 1 maybe 6 2 prime or in his shoes the hair does make him look taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/16
Rob, how likely was 6ft2 flat?


I agree w/h Lenad. Kutcher looked slightly taller...
Editor Rob: yeah it is a distinct possibility.
Candyman said on 4/Oct/16
"Lenad is sexy said on 12/Jun/11
Looked the same height as 189cm Ashton because of the afro I would say. without Bernies afro Kutcher wouldve been 1-2cm taller. I'd give Bernie Mac a weak 6'2"

Nah...he was taller than Ashton even without the fro. His shoulders were higher and in that movie his fro was very closely cropped, much lower than his usual hair cut so he and Kutcher had about the same "hair height" advantage Exhibit A
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dicksock said on 3/Oct/16
Rob, I think you made a mistake with Steve Harvey and Mac. They were about the same height, with the edge going to Harvey. Look at these pictures and you will see that Mac was not 1.5" taller than Harvey. I would put them both at 6'2" (peak for Harvey).
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dicksock said on 3/Oct/16
Rob, I think you made a mistake with Steve Harvey and Mac. They were about the same height, with the edge going to Harvey. Look at these pictures and you will see that Mac was not 1.5" taller than Harvey. I would put them both at 6'2" (peak for Harvey).
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John said on 27/Aug/16
6ft 1 lol, hes 2 inches shorter than leon robinson
Gary said on 25/Mar/16
I figured he'd be around 6ft2. In his early years he looked 6ft2. But as he got older, he didn't look to be at that range. He looked to me more like 6ft1, during the early and late 2000s. At one point, I thought in 1993, when he was on Arsenio halls show, he looked like 6ft4. Probably had great posture in old days, but I don't know.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/16
MrTBlack said on 5/Jul/15
@Rampage,

You can't honestly think he was that tall do you? He may have been less than 6'2.5" but surely not 5'11"


No...I was disagreeing with Viper who constantly downgrades everyone. I think he was around 6ft2 give or take maybe a fraction more but quite 6ft3..
MrTBlack said on 5/Jul/15
@Rampage,

You can't honestly think he was that tall do you? He may have been less than 6'2.5" but surely not 5'11"
D1athlete said on 21/Jun/15
@Rob: Hey Rob so is Bernie mac 6ft 2.25 or 6ft. 2.5?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
"Bernie Mac height: 6ft 2.25in (189cm)"
MrTBlack said on 9/Sep/14
6'2" flat agree.
Lenad is sexy said on 15/Dec/13
I don't buy anything more than this listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Not you again...
Viper said on 23/Aug/13
lol, he only looked 5'11 with Glenn
KROC said on 19/Aug/13
No way, 6'1.5 at the most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
That could be spot on, Jake
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/12
He wasn't 6"3...ever. His afro and big shoes may have given that illusion.
In Oceans 13 he's max 2-3in taller than 180cm(5"11) George Clooney.

real height was 188cm(6"2), possibly a bit shy of that.
Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
6 foot 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/11
Just saw Bad Santa (great movie btw!) and this guy looked around
6"1.5-6"2 tops opposite 178cm Billy Bob Thornton.
In Soul Brothers he didn't look any taller than Samuel L. Jackson who some also argue to be a little below 6"2 these days. Mac was 188cm I think and not taller.
Jay said on 8/Jul/11
You guys are crazy! Less than 6'2 is out of the question.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jun/11
Looked more 6ft1 range in the Ocean's movies...Lenad you could be spot on
Lenad is sexy said on 12/Jun/11
Looked the same height as 189cm Ashton because of the afro I would say. without Bernies afro Kutcher wouldve been 1-2cm taller. I'd give Bernie Mac a weak 6'2
dmeyer said on 22/May/11
he looks near 4 in on pitt when pitt has normal foowear so 189 fits him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/11
I agree James, never really looked over 6"2 on screen
James said on 20/May/11
no more than 188cm in 2008
Candyman said on 24/Feb/11
Very close in height to Ashton, but never shorter than him. If anything he had a 1/4 of an inch on Kutcher even after considering his mini-fro.
Andy said on 4/Feb/11
Just watch guess who, hes a lil taller than kutcher who stands 6ft2.5 so 6'3 is correct as the man said. This sites crazy ppl arguing over a quarter inch now that obessed lol
Lenad is sexy said on 20/Jan/11
If you measure him at the top of his afro he probably was 6'3-ish. But without 6'2 tops
Pamco said on 27/Nov/10
R.I.P.

Looks like he's 6'2.
James said on 21/Nov/10
With 6'8 Scott L Schwartz
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the shredder said on 13/Oct/07
220lbs for him seems like BS ... I say more like 245lbs !
Vegas said on 12/Oct/07
he is about 7-8" shorter than the ultimate bad guy and UBG is leaning alot Click Here
glenn said on 29/Sep/07
great pic.i saw bernie 8 months ago or so.he looked huge.at least 6-2.
sleuth said on 28/Sep/07
Looks kinda like Sly and Bernie
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basketballdude said on 1/Sep/07
my head is about 10.5 inches and my eye level is at 4.5 inches....overall im 6'3 and my eye level is 5'9....which is why most people think im like 6'2...
Alex said on 25/Aug/07
This listing really needs to go down. If Mac is 6'2-6'3 then Glenn is 5'10-5'11.
Allen said on 17/Jul/07
yea i would say about 6'2 is right. Hes a pretty big lookin guy, at first i though he could be 6'4 or taller but when i shook his hand in Charlotte he really wasnt much taller than 6'1-6'2.
Alex said on 14/Jun/07
Lillo, I actually got a picture that I have to get scanned again with me and my 6'5-6'5.5 friend that I could post and compare to how 6'0-6'1 guys come up to you.
Alex said on 14/Jun/07
To my house its 7 inches then 2 inches or so further down for the entire head making my head 9 or 9.5 inches at most. The average eye level is 4.5 inches which I am at, but girls will be the only ones I see with the 4 inch mark. I've seen guys with long foreheads who have an easy 5-5.5 inches from the top of their head to eye level.
lillo thomas said on 13/Jun/07
alex my head is only average about 9 inches but the dimentions of the head are diferent from person to person even if both persons have the same size head. In some persons from the top of the head to the nose is about 5 inches in others is about 6 inches.
Derek said on 12/Jun/07
5'8" is a tad under my eyes. I believe eyes are 4-4 1/2" and the mouth is 7". Is that correct?

[Editor Rob: with normal tilt 7 should be somewhere near moustache/top lip on decent sized head. The whole tilt of the head can swing it from nose to mouth of course.]
Alex said on 12/Jun/07
To dwarfe someone I would say 5 inches or more. 5 inches taller than someone unless you have a long forehead then you're going to see just over the top of their head.

Lillo, 6'0 comes up to under your nose then you must have a long forehead. I'm a bit over 6'0 and my head comes to just under my friend's eyes and he's 6'5.

5'8 is right at my eye level.
lillo thomas said on 12/Jun/07
to me to really dwarf anybody is about 5-6 inches.
ER. said on 12/Jun/07
How much taller do you all think you have to be to "dwarf" someone anyway?
I think at least 4 inches.
Viper said on 11/Jun/07
Thats freaky.
lillo thomas said on 11/Jun/07
viper and i forgot about my other 6'4 brother because i have to check out were
in his face comes the 6 foot mark i only check with myself and my other 6'6 brother. we dont know from where our heights came from because my father was only 6-0 in his prime now is 5-11 and my mother was 5'7 ( she die 9 years ago.) my sisters are 5'7 and 5'9
Viper said on 11/Jun/07
Makes sense lillo. 5-6 is under my chin. Man, sounds like you have a gigantic family.
lillo thomas said on 11/Jun/07
also 6 foot is under my nose and 6 foot is in the mouth level to my 6'6 brother.
lillo thomas said on 11/Jun/07
5'8 is under my chin iam a complete head exactly taller than 5'8 guys.
Viper said on 10/Jun/07
5-8 is under my nose.
bam said on 10/Jun/07
he's most likely 6'1.5. No way 6'2.5 but very tall nontheless. 6'3ish is downright towering reguardless of posture.
glenn said on 10/Jun/07
you know,i forgot i saw bernie a few months ago.maybe 2 months.he was a completely different person in attitude.an asshole.he seemed 6-1ish,maybe 6-2.he must be standing in the gutter for my pic.unless he is a lift monger.
Alex said on 9/Jun/07
He doesn't look anything over 5'11 with Glenn though who's height we know of.

Viper, he even quoted 6'3. You're 6'3 and you dwarf 5'8 guys, I do as well at 6'0 1/2 and a 5'8 guy comes lower on my than he does with Glenn. 5'8 guys come to about the middle of my eyes.

Viper said on 8/Jun/07
Yeah. Bernie didnt look that much taller than Leno I thought.
glenn said on 8/Jun/07
really viper?
lilo thomas said on 7/Jun/07
he looks 3 inches taller than glenn . 6'2 guys standing next to me looks like glenn standing next to bernie mac. he looks 5'11 tops in that pic above.
Viper said on 7/Jun/07
He looked 6-0 tops on Leno just now.
glenn said on 31/May/07
lifts? really? so he might not be in the gutter for this pic and could be 6ft?
Anonymous said on 30/May/07
again i'll bring weight into the equation. he claims to be 220 pounds? impossible. a 6'3'', 220 pound man is not as obese as mac. but a 6'0'' 220 pound man looks more like mac, right?
Anonymous said on 30/May/07
it is very well known that mac wears lifts for shoots. he is not this tall.
OutBenchThis said on 24/May/07
Yeah, Viper's right, I'm 6'3" and find that a someone at 5'11" would be around where Glenn looks to Bernie. Bernie looks more 6ft here with Glenn.
Ben said on 22/Apr/07
its hard to believe that he is even close to 6'3...because in the movie "Above The Rim" with Tupac and Leon he doesn't even look close to Leon's height who is 6'3
Viper said on 20/Apr/07
So Glenn looks 5-11 here.
dmeyer said on 19/Apr/07
i agree rob i looked at pics he dosnt look under 188 cm
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
if he is 189cm why glenn is tall next to him
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/07
look glenn bernie is obviously aleast 188 cm or 189 and you say you saw him 6 ft and colin you see 5'11 and those almost have 10 cm diferance and you see 1 inch
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/07
in ocean 12 pitt looked 1 inch taller than clooney and 2.5 to 3 inches shorter than bernie thats 182 so his lifts must have been small on that movie
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/07
he looks a easy 2.5 to inches taller than pitt so if he his 6 ft then pitt is 5'9
Lynne said on 8/Jan/07
I MET BERNIE MACK IN NY AT LG AIRPORT AND HE IS 6'3. I AM 5'2 AND HAD TO STRAIN TO TALK TO HIM.
dmeyer said on 25/Dec/06
he is nearly 3 inches taller than pitt in ocean 12 so if bernie is under 6'2 then pitt is closer to 5'10 but i dont think he is under 188 possibly 189 cm
Glenn said on 25/Dec/06
He sure didnt look 6-3.
Derek said on 24/Dec/06
Glenn was right when he said you can't always go by pictures. This is the perfect example. Mac looks 5'11", but if Mac is in the gutter, he can be 6'1". Regardless, 6'3" is bull.
Glenn said on 24/Dec/06
Some tall people do.I just think Bernie is in the gutter,and Im a few inches up in the street.
tallish said on 23/Dec/06
whats the point in wearing lifts if you are already tall?Talk about vain..
Viper said on 13/Dec/06
I thought Bernie looked taller than Ashton.
dmeyer said on 11/Dec/06
bernie is 189 in the movie he did with kutcher they look the same give or take 0.5 in
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
6ft tops in photo.wears lifts is what I meant to say.half asleep makes hideous spelling.
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
Sure, tall guys were lifts.I know for a fact.I dont think Mac does.maybe.I think he is in the curb,and Im on the sidewalk.
Viper652 said on 7/Dec/06
He doesnt look 6-1 at all in the photo.
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
Thats ok Derek.he seemed around 6-1.

[Editor Rob: funny thing, he does look 1 inch shorter than Rock. There will be some tall guys who wear lifts, you never know...]
Derek said on 6/Dec/06
That's what I meant. Sorry if it came out the wrong way. Did he actually look 6'3" to you Glenn? Sure doesn't in this picture.
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
Then you mean he is decieving,not the pic.
Derek said on 5/Dec/06
Some guys claim certain heights, but look no where near it in the pictures. Like the one with Bernie Mac. He claims 6'3", but looks 5'11".
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
BTW Derek,what do you mean by decieving?
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
Or he is in the gutter.lower ground.dont remember.
Derek said on 3/Dec/06
There are two possibilities for this:

1)This picture is very, very deceiving
2)Mr. Mac is a big time lift wearer
Alex said on 24/Nov/06
Bernie looks just 5'11 with Glenn. Time for a big downgrade. No way would a 5'8 come up to a 6'3 like that. I am 6'0.5 and 5'8 guys come up to my eye level.
Viper652 said on 20/Nov/06
Hes struggling with 6-0 in Glenn's picture.
Aussie Bloke said on 19/Nov/06
Looks about 2 inches taller than Stallone in a recent picture of the two, and Stallone aint 6ft1 tall, is he! He doesn't appear significantly taller than Glenn in the picture as well, so I honestly believe he is struggling for 6ft2, possibly only 6ft1!
Ed said on 17/Nov/06
Glenn are you standing on your toes in that pic, that's crazy, he looks maybe a little over 6ft? Bernie Mac was in some movie on tv the other day with Ashton Kutcher, and the two were almost exactly the same height, andhe didn't seem to be wearing any Tom Cruise specials either.
Viper652 said on 13/Nov/06
Just saw a couple of straight ahead pics of him with the Rock, and Rock looked 2 inches taller.
Viper652 said on 30/Sep/06
Bernie wears major lifts. I never would have guessed.
kenny said on 13/Sep/06
the above pic shows: if glenn is 173.. mr-bernie is a 179 tall by fact.. think he might be slouch down his knee..
Gotxo said on 15/Aug/06
Glenn is 5'11" this explains it all ;)
Viper652 said on 14/Aug/06
He only looks 5-11 in the pic. Even DMX looks taller next to Glenn. I dont know, I think there is a good chance he wears lifts.
Glenn said on 13/Aug/06
As you can see,you cant always judge by photos.and I could be wrong on his height.
dmeyer said on 13/Aug/06
something is wrong glenn since mac is around the same as near 6 feet 3 kutsher and you say he looks 6 feet 1 and that bruce willis is 6 feet 1 i saw pics of willis and kutcher there is aleast 3 inches under kutsher
Glenn said on 24/Jul/06
I like that idea beaner! but then that would take away the fun of guessing.
Anonymous said on 24/Jul/06
Good idea, Beaner!
beaner said on 24/Jul/06
Heh. I'll tell ya. All these hollywood celebs and their lifts.. Rob you need to rent out a night club in Hollywood and have a bare foot party only for celebrities. And you can hire users from this site to privately investigate and scout them inch for inch.
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
Interesting.
Viper652 said on 23/Jul/06
Id say no more than 6-0. He looks 5-11 in the photo.
Gotxo said on 23/Jul/06
Sadly the link Beaner posted is not working -at least for me-, but if we belive him, that account backup Glenn's one: No more than 6'1".
Azarea said on 8/May/06
Well it was clear to everyone that he was taller than ashton kutcher, Although i agree this pic has a wierd effect on logic.I would say downgrade both him and kutcher,maybe its a posture thing.
Jake said on 2/May/06
Editor Rob: now that you mention it, I saw Mac next to Terry Bradshaw who is 6'3". Mac looked about 6'2", I think, but I can't quite remember for sure. 6'2.5" as you just re-listed him at is possible, maybe his posture is just really bad next to Glenn.
Jake said on 1/May/06
Mac really needs to be re-listed. Most people think he looks 5'11" - 6' next to Glenn, who estimated him at 6', no more than 6'1". Yet he is still listed at 6'3". I think he needs to be re-listed at 6'1" or 6'2", given that he may be 6', but there isn't quite enough evidence to take 3" off of his 6'3" claim, which he often looks close to, or every bit of.

[Editor Rob: yes, this guy can be nocked down for certain, the more I see, the more he's rounding up...I was trying to find this guy near sports stars and beside them, he is shorter than he claims]
Elio said on 20/Apr/06
Even with a poor posture and thin soled shoes... I can't see him being taller than 6'2" in that photo with Glenn. As wavemaster says, there is about 4 inches difference in that particular photo.
brett said on 3/Apr/06
Rob , I thought about it, Jackmans going to be 190-191cm in those trainers, so in order for a 5'11" (180cm barefoot) guy ( which cool J appeared with Glenn), to be taller then someone whoes 191cm in a thin shoe, he would need to be standing 192cm atleast if not more? Surely he doesnt have 12-13cm in his trainer haha, the thing still confuses the heck out of me, unless cool J really is 186-187cm
Glenn said on 30/Mar/06
I remember no more than 6-1.
Brett said on 29/Mar/06
He really looks even under 6'0" there, its really strange, a real anomalie. Just like the pic with Glenn and LL cool J, where Cool J looks like 5'11" odd, and then in another pic with cool J and Hugh Jackman, Cool J appears taller then the 190cm Jackman (whom Ive met, and can confirm that he is this tall). Its all quite confusing.

[Editor Rob: the biggest anomaly on the site...but as mentioned elsewhere jackman with barely 1cm trainers vs cool with 'good posture' + 4-5cm chunky trainers possibly can explain the cool/jackman situation?]
Brett said on 22/Mar/06
Hes always looked 6'3" , and for someone who looks to be 5'11", to appear 6'3" all the time, would have to be wearing a 5inch heel hahaha! I dont think anyone could walk normally in these. They dont make 5 inch heels from my knowledge, usually even a 3 inch heel would be hard to walk in, and it would only take a 5'11" guy to 6'1" ( as 1 inch heel with a 2 inch lifted sole inside gives him the appearance of being 2 inches taller). Its a pity noone else has seen this guy in person.
Viper652 said on 12/Mar/06
I think maybe the logical conclusion is that he wears lifts to look like a 6-2 6-3 guy.
Glenn said on 11/Mar/06
Yeah,I dont know why he looks so short.he appeared 6 feet.
Jake said on 10/Mar/06
I always thought he was 6'3", at the very least 6'2". With Glenn he looks like a weak 5'11.
Seaton said on 26/Feb/06
6'3"??? Maybe if Glenn is standing on a box.
Cena look alike said on 25/Feb/06
I got no doubt now that Glenn takes his pictures with Celebs with elevator shoes on. Cause B Mac definitely is 6 3 as he appears to be in all this movies. Because in tht picture he looks 3 inches shorter than Mac. I am 6'0" and i would look tht short to Mac if i stood by him with normal shoes on

[Editor Rob: the mac pic...there's a small tilt in glenn's favour, but nothing much really...enough to explain how he's looking short. Maybe the pavement was slanting in glenn favour this time?]
Anonymous said on 14/Feb/06
even thaugh i think he is 6'3" in that pic wiyh glenn he looks 5'11
Viper652 said on 14/Feb/06
It would be funny as hell If Bernie was really struggling with 6-0 and has been wearing lifts this whole time. Hes been fooling everyone!!!
Gotxo said on 13/Feb/06
Glenn.
You've stated that in certain shoes you're more like 5'10". Where you wearing them, or is it Bernie 6' (wich amazes me, but in Hollywood anything is possible)?
Viper652 said on 12/Feb/06
I agree Rob, he looks at the very least 6-2 in every movie or video Ive seen of him.
Brett said on 12/Feb/06
yeh that pic is odd, Bernie always looks big usually? and he looks like 5'11 there, so I suppose you always get the anomalie here and there
Viper652 said on 11/Feb/06
Glenn even said he looked about 6-0 the whole time he met him. It doesnt make any sense. Is he really 6-0, or maybe 5-11.5??

[Editor Rob: if someone had just plopped that pic down in front of me and said the guy on left is 5ft 8, I'd say the guy on right was struggling with 6ft mark...but in most pics or even films he looks 6ft 2-3 range.]
ice said on 10/Feb/06
wow! i don't know what to think about bernie's height in that pic. he really looks 6'0. maybe even a little under. was he on a step lower or something? 0_0
Viper652 said on 6/Feb/06
But something is wrong here. How the hell is he looking below 6-0 with Glenn?? They are both standing up straight.
Mr. R said on 4/Feb/06
I don't think he wears lifts. He has always been between 6-2 and 6-3, and is usually the tallest one around.
Viper652 said on 4/Feb/06
Bernie doesnt even look 6-0 in the pic.

[Editor Rob: yeah, the mysterious case of missing 4 inches...maybe a big steep road?]
Buster said on 4/Feb/06
I sense a downgrade on the horizon
Viper652 said on 4/Feb/06
Does Bernie wear lifts? I figured he was 6-2 because he had a good inch on Ashton Kutcher in their movie together.
s.ban. said on 26/Jan/06
He looks more like 6 feet tall according to the pic, not including all of his afro.
Glenn said on 25/Jan/06
wow! I thought he was 6 feet.this was 5 yeasr ago.cant remember well,but never tip tips!
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Jan/06
Pic of Glenn and Bernie...looking nowhere near 6ft 3. Terrible posture, glenn on tiptoes???
kenneth pat@ said on 19/Nov/05
bernie is 6"2 tall(188cm)by comfirm.. he ever measure his height bare foot at a talk show few year ago.
doi said on 27/Jul/05
I just saw Guess who and he seems no more than 6'2.
Ball-A-Hallic said on 7/Jun/05
Yea B-Mac's either 6'2.5 or 6'3 more 6'2.5 now cause hes gettin older but in his prime definetly 6'3 or 6'3.5
ez said on 10/May/05
definately looks around 6'3, hes huge, he pretty much towered over everyone in his new film with Aston Kutcher. (funniest guy alive by the way)
Anonymous said on 22/Mar/05
He looks taller than Ashton in the new movie
J. said on 24/Feb/05
Bernie's 6'2". It said so in a Jet article around the time of that baseball comedy that he did.

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