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6ft 1.36in (186.3cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/15
Murray looked 6ft1-2 in Mad Dog & Glory. Towered over Robert DeNiro and at least 2in taller than Uma Thurman.

Rob, could 186cm peak be possible?
[Editor Rob: 186 is never impossible for Bill]
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Actually in some scenes he could look 6'2 range with Goldblum!
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
He looked 6'1.5 with Owen Wilson though.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Jan/15
Rob can you add The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou? Goldblum had him by 3-4 inches.
[Editor Rob: at times in Ghostbusters I think Murray could indeed look in the 186 range.]
A6'1Guy said on 27/Jan/15
Any possibility for a 6'2 height peak? Or maybe even 6'1.75?
[Editor Rob: Chevy Chase admitted he was 6ft 3.5, I doubt he was only 1.5 inches taller than Bill from what I've seen of them together.]
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 16/Dec/14
I was standing close to him at TIFF 2014 and he was little bit shorter than me.So 6ft 1 is a good call.
cole said on 15/Dec/14
He looked about 3 cm taller than Edward Norton in 2012, both wearing regular dress shoes. Bruce Willis in comparison looked at least 6 cm shorter than Bill and 3 cm shorter than Norton. I'd guess them at 185, 182 and 179 respectively. Norton stood a little behind in a few shots though, so near 183 is possible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/14
Murray could look 6ft2 beside Jordan...
The shredder said on 5/Dec/14
Michael Jordan looked not even 6 '5 " next to him in Space Jam , So Mike is 6'4.5 or Bill 6 '2 over 6 '1 ". .
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/14
He looked nearer 6ft2 in the 80's I think. Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Scrooged.

Rob, I'd give him back the 6ft1½(187cm) peak height.
Sam said on 4/Nov/14
I wonder if age is finally starting to catch up to Murray, near Frances McDormand recently in Olive Kittridge, he could seem a bit sub-6'1" in some scenes.

I'd bet his body weight was 180 lbs. range in younger years, 185-200 range the last 15 years or so. Looked a bit heavier in Rushmore, slenderer in Broken Flowers.
Danimal said on 23/Oct/14
He had an inch on 6'1" Dan Aykroyd. Was close to that 6'2" mark in his younger days.
mike said on 22/Oct/14
6ft 1.25-1.5in peak
6ft 0.75in today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
He looked 6ft1¼(186cm) in Monuments Men
anonymous said on 27/May/14
Ghostbusters (1984):

Harold Ramis 6'1.75''
Bill Murray 6'1''
Dan Aykroyd 6'0.5''
Ernie Hudson 5'11.5''
Sigourney Weaver 5'11''
the shredder said on 18/May/14
I mean Ghostbusters weight
the shredder said on 16/May/14
Rob , what do you guess his weight for peak? 175 ?
[Editor Rob: possibly a bit more]
The Exorcist said on 25/Mar/14
@mcfan: I found that video. Hopefully the link works.

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I have to concede that Bill and Dan are the same height, or that the minimal difference is indistinguishable. I am satisfied with the evidence in the SNL Superhero video.

So now that we know that Bill and Dan were near-enough the same height, how come Bill looks over 6'1" nowadays with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, John Goodman, George Clooney and Matt Damon? Well, Rob's comment to Sam could possibly be the answer.

Bill Murray: 6'1"
Sam said on 25/Mar/14
It is true, in both Ghosbusters and SNL, there's no height difference between Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Also, I thought Ramis clearly edged out Murray by almost an inch in Ghostbusters..its only recently that Murray has started to pull off seeming taller, from Rushmore to The Monuments Men, he can seem 186-187 cm, 185 cm-ish back 30 years ago...weird.
[Editor Rob: from reading stories and talking to actors who have worked with Bill he does seem a guy who may pop a lift in his shoes for fun.]
The Exorcist said on 20/Mar/14
@mcfan: The first video with Aykroyd, yeah, they do look pretty similar in that. But in the heckler video with Letterman, he only looks shorter than Letterman because Letterman is closer to the camera. The same rule applies to videos at it does with photos. If someone is close to the camera it will make them appear taller.
berta said on 17/Mar/14
He is 63 years old he is clearly taller than john goodman who is listed 185. Looks about 2-3 cm taller. But goodman because of his weight is probalb yonly 184 now but that makes murray 186,5 and if goddman is 185 then murray is almost 188. At the age of 63 he may have lost 1 cm. I think Peak height should be 187. Not a full 188 but close to it and now strong 186. There is something with his posture in the neck that makes me think about the alexander technice. SO he probably havent lost more than 1 cm if he even have lsot anything. But eitherway. Lowest i can see os 186. And on a good day 187 For now!! In peak maybe 0,7 cm taller ore something like that
The Exorcist said on 11/Mar/14
@Steve Freeling: I agree that Murray is taller than Aykroyd, but I wouldn't put any money on a full inch.

Aykroyd with footwear advantage:
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Aykroyd with footwear and standing on stones advantage:
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@jtm: I would put Damon at 5'9.5" or 5'9.75".

@mcfan: I haven't seen "Stripes", but I have seen Ghostbusters many times. Ramis looked to be the tallest Ghostbuster, but I don't think he had a full inch on Bill.

Harold Ramis: 6'2"/ 187 cm
Bill Murray: 6'1.5" / 186 cm
Dan Aykroyd: 6'1" / 185 cm
Steve Freeling said on 8/Mar/14
Murray is clearly the same height as Candy and Ramis in Stripes, so either they were also 6' 1", or Murray's also 6' 2". I'm guessing the the latter, because in Ghostbusters, he looks an inch taller than Dan Aykroyd, who is 6' 1". You decide.
jtm said on 7/Mar/14
i think damon is also listed too high. there is too many eveidence that he isn''t 5'10 or even close to it. murray isn't taller than 6'1 and there is a possibilty that he is slighty shorter nowadays.
The Exorcist said on 7/Mar/14
Bill next to Matt Damon.
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6'1.5" is more likely.
cole said on 25/Feb/14
186 cm, Rob?
Sam said on 19/Feb/14
I think 186 cm is a better call at least than 185 cm. He seems to be the be within a half inch of Hugh Bonneville's height.
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The Horse of FUNK said on 14/Feb/14
I've always felt Murray was a genuine 186-187cm guy, or 6'1.25" - 6'1.5". Judging by his posture, demeanor, and personality, he probably doesn't give a toss about height and just says whatever he's nearest to, which would be 6'1". His comment about being 6'3" in boots would correlate with that since boots would give him around a 1.5" boost, bringing him damn close to 6'3". I'm 5'11.5" and my combat boots put me at 6'1".

Murray's height now days? Hell, who knows. The guy has aged poorly, and I mean POORLY. He looks 15-20 years older than he is and I'd be surprised if he hasn't lost any height.
jtm said on 14/Feb/14
that is just another evidence that clooney is not 5'11.
kevin said on 12/Feb/14
hmmm after seeing the pics with clooney and others im starting to think he could be 186cm...
berta said on 11/Feb/14
He is about 1-2 cm taller than john goodman in all the pictires of them together. John goodman maybe is 184 now but murray must be in 186 range. He always looks it Atlest. I would say 187 but 186 is safe bet. He is 63 years old and still looks it
The Exorcist said on 7/Jan/14
With (5'10.75 listed) George Clooney.

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I think he's more likely to be 6'1.5" than 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/14
Looked around 6ft2 with Edward Norton and Bruce Willis in those Cannes photos. Not under a strong 6ft1, even today. He's a big man
Lenad said on 1/Jan/14
never been taller than 186cm
Cazorla said on 25/Dec/13
Rob, he is definitely taller than 6 foot 1!! as you can see in This video Click Here he is at least 4cm taller tan David Letterman! So Letterman needs a downgrade or Murray an upgrade!! Please respond Rob
[Editor Rob: they look pretty similar]
cole said on 20/Dec/13
He just looks taller than 6'1 if Edward Norton is really 6ft and Bruce Willis is really 5'11. I'd say 5'11.5 (maybe 5'11.75) for Norton and 5'10.5 for Willis if Murray is 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
Towered over 5ft8 Andie McDowell (who was in heels) in Groundhog Day.

I think him and Aykroyd were 6ft1-6ft2 in their prime.
Sam said on 13/Dec/13
Rob, what convinced to downgrade Murray? Back in Ghostbusters, I really think he comes off as no more than 6'1", he is shorter than Ramis and no taller than Akyroyd or Hudson. However, I don't know if he's worked on improving his posture, but he just seems taller on screen and in pictures more recently (Rushmore/Lost in Translation onward). Also, I have a family friend who met him and noted how much taller he seemed in person, 6'2" or 6'3" they thought. Strange that he gets sighted as taller than he seems, the opposite of the usual that celebs are often shorter than one thinks in person.
nyctruth718 said on 10/Nov/13
he is 6'2. met him a week ago outside of my house making a tv show. im 6'3 and he was barely shorter than me. def 6'2. picture to prove it.. cool guy very ordinary
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"
berta said on 26/Oct/13
probably 186 he looks that in all his movies and still does
Dejavu said on 5/Oct/13
Still looks like a very strong 6'1, assuming that Edward Norton is 6'0 and Bruce Willis is 5'11.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
If ever you want an example of "pure lust" on a face, watch Bill Murray's face in Ghostbusters. He's literally creaming for Sigorney!!
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
6'3" LOL. Watch Ghostbusters. 5'11.5" Signorney Weaver is in flats and he had 1.5 inches on her in the film. This is spot on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
I think Murray is 186-187cm, judging by the pics with 180-181cm Bruce Willis and 183cm Edward Norton.

Maybe he hasn't lost anything?
cole said on 30/Aug/13
I would say there is 4 or so cm between him and Norton. In my mind Norton is a 182 cm guy, and Willis can look 178-179 cmrange these days. Murray could actually be 186 cm. I don't see a 2 cm difference between Norton and Murray. So if Murray is really 185, Norton is 181 cm range.
greg said on 30/Aug/13
Gotta say that Murray looked slightly taller than Letterman last night in his Liberace entrance. Would have thought he's a tad taller than 6'1", but hey what do I know. Doesn't exactly look to be shrinking fast, even at his age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Looked a 187cm guy for most of his career.
Harold Ramis looked 188-189cm
mande2013 said on 1/Jul/13
Funny, I would have assumed 6'2-6'3. He always seems a tad more imposing than your run of the mill 6'0/6'1 guy.
Nenninn said on 28/Apr/13
Peak: around 187 maybe a bit less , now just under 186.
Jack said on 18/Dec/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover, you have a very bad habit of over-estimating heights. Murray may have been that tall at his peak but certainly no longer.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Murray 6ft1.25(186cm)
Willis 5ft11.25(181cm)
Norton 6ft(183cm)
Lenad said on 1/Dec/12
he always looked 6'1ish to me
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 30/Nov/12
Looks more like 186 in truth if Willis is still 180.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/12
About 187-188cm with Willis and Norton
The Exorcist said on 17/Nov/12
Here's some pictures with Bruce Willis and Edward Norton.

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Maybe 6'1.5, Rob?
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 27/Oct/12
I watched again some of his movies and I have to change my mind, the guy seems to be a bit above 6'1 in truth.

He looked pretty tall in Scrooged, definitely 6'1.25, clearly taller than legit 6'0 John Glover.
He was an hair taller than 6'1 Aykroid but not quite as tall as 6'1.5 Ramis in Ghostbusters.

Plus, he seems to hold his own very well also next to the huge Tim Robbins (who is nothing less than 195cm).

What do you think Rob, is 6'1.25 possible? He seems to be a very strong 6'1.
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 13/Oct/12
Was 6'1 and is still 6'1, this guy never shrinks.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/12
Weird, I actually thought 6ft2-6ft3 in Lost in Translation but I think it was probably the short cast that gave the impression. He really doesn't look under 6ft1, even today.
The Exorcist said on 7/Sep/12
Looks about 6'0" in "Lost in Translation".
matt678 said on 30/Aug/12
rob did u lower this guy i rember him at 6 foot 2
[Editor Rob: I thought 6ft 1.5 might have been possible, but now ain't as sure about that.]
the shredder said on 24/Aug/12
I agree , I just watched GB 2 the other day .
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 23/Aug/12
Your estimates are too high.
Bill Murray and Dan Aykroid are both 6'1, and Ramis is 6'1.5.
MaskDeMasque said on 14/Aug/12
he's always looked 6'1 to me, peak that is.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
At peak 6ft2(188cm). Today around 186-187cm
kevin said on 28/Jul/12
at peak 187cm was too much for him. but 186cm peak still could be possible. nowadays about 184-5cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/12
Rob, what happened to his peak height?
[Editor Rob: maybe his boots he was talking about were 2 inch Portmans :)]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/12
In 1984
Ramis 189cm
Murray 188cm
Aykroyd 187cm
Hudson 183cm
Weaver 182cm

In 2012
Ramis 187cm
Murray 187cm
Aykroyd 185cm
Hudson 182cm
Weaver 180cm
Dance_Partner said on 8/Feb/12
I have met Bill & danced the night away with him at a friends wedding in May of 2011. Bill is taller than he appears on film. My own father is 6.2 Bill is at least that tall. It is also true that Bill has excellent posture. He does not appear stocky. He is actually He was not wearing lifts. The man is tall.
Silent d said on 1/Feb/12
Murray had an inch footwear advantage over letterman and they were about the same height. I think murray had an extra lift. 185cm. I think regis was wearing lifts to make him look taller next to bill and david.
Tommy said on 21/Jan/12
I don't know about the peak of 6'1.5. I suppose it's possible, if Letterman was a full 6'2. If he was 6'1.5 as he's listed though, then Murray must have been around 6'.5 - 6'1.

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If you pause that clip at 1:11, you can see Letterman and Murray both with straight posture looking right at each other and the difference is clearly at least 1/2". Of course, maybe one of them had slightly more shoe or had gotten up later or something, but it certainly casts doubt on the 6'1.5 thing and shows that the people saying he was only 6'.5 could be onto something. Still, 6'1.5 does seem possible.
Sam said on 9/Jan/12
Since she is very petite, Lucy Liu probably perceives people over 6 feet as pretty gigantic I'd venture to guess, especially someone with good posture like Murray. I took 6'4" to be a bit of a deliberate exaggeration.
Silent d said on 8/Jan/12
Y would lucy liu lie about his height? Like 6 foot 4 and he is only 6 foot 1. There is something wrong here. He must wear crazy lifts. Letterman is definitely taller. 6 foot 1.
mcfan said on 29/Dec/11
Looks 3 inches shorter than Chase here:

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Godred said on 18/Dec/11
Don`t think he was ever the full 6`2 barefoot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/11
"Peak height was 6 ft 2 in (188cm)"
Maio said on 28/Nov/11
Bill Murray: 6 ft 1 in/185 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 0.5 in/184 cm (TODAY)
Dan Aykroyd: 6 ft 0.5 in/184 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm (TODAY)
Harold Ramis: 6 ft 1.5 in/187 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 1 in/185 cm (TODAY)
Ernie Hudson: 5 ft 11.5 in/182 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 10.75 in/180 cm (TODAY)
Sigourney Weaver: 5 ft 11 in/180 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 10.25 in/178 cm (TODAY)
Rick Moranis: 5 ft 5 in/165 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 4.5 in/164 cm (TODAY)
mcfan said on 20/Nov/11
Letterman always looked 1-inch taller than Murray. He's been on his show countless times and it's always been the same - Dave is taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/11
"Bill Murray height: 6 ft 1.25 in(186cm)"
Jonas said on 16/Oct/11
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in says on 28/Apr/11

If you look at the video again you can see in several occasions that Murray looks the same height as Letterman
Maio said on 12/Oct/11
i think he was 6'1/185 cm at his peak, max 6' he doesn't look over 6'0.5/184 cm!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/11
He has good posture and can still look 186cm-187cm...
6"2(188cm) isn't impossible for his peak.
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 4/Oct/11
6'2 peak is a joke, I can't even see 187 for his peak, maybe 186 but not more.
Today he is 6'1 flat.
the shredder said on 4/Oct/11
More 6'1.5 in Ghost busters
James said on 30/Sep/11
6'2 looked extreme when he was in ghostbusters
Danimal said on 22/Sep/11
I think he was closer to 6'2" at his peak.
Viper said on 21/Sep/11
This is a fair listing for Bill. I just read this on another board.

Bill will never remember this, but when i was 11 years old and a huge fan of SNL, I was in palisades NY visiting a friend of the family. I was doing errands in town and I was asked to go pick up some items from one of those combo stores you see - this one was a drug and gun store. I walk in and there is Bill Murray bull****ting with the owner picking up something. I couldnt believe it. I muster up the courage, go up and ask him "hey, are you bill murray?" He looks down at me (he's really tall) and says: "yeah......are you a cop?" true story - he's even funnier offscreen
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Sep/11
Current height is 6"1.25(186cm). Maybe 187cm on a good day?
Mr. R said on 30/Aug/11
Bill was one of the few celebs that I have met who was taller than I thought. 6-1 is a good height for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/11
I think he might still be 6ft1.5, or at least 186cm.
Hansen said on 24/Aug/11
[He once commented "I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots" when talking about NBA in 1995. Lucy Liu said in Maxim: "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3". ]

kidding.. regular boots given 1.25-1.5in, the most he were 6ft2.5 with it 6ft3 with elevator boots and lucy liu must be 5ft to look up him like a 6ft4er. 6ft1 could even be a round up i"ll say, he can be shorter like 6ft0.5 especially standing close to 6ft3/4 jeff goldblum.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/11
Looking at recent pics, he still looks 186-187cm range.
Maybe he actually was 6ft2 at one point, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I don't know about that]
Jaspar said on 12/Aug/11
Never knew he was this tall. His stocky frame always struck me as a 5 ft 10-ish sort of guy. But with having seen him in many a movie, I'd say a definite 6 foot plus actor for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jul/11
Not sure if he was 188cm
elRey said on 26/Jun/11
he looked at least 6'2" in Larger Than Life next to Keith David Williams, the guy from The Cape.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/11
Your joking? 1in? I saw at least 3in. But Jordan was in basketball shoes and probably stood at least 6ft6 in those. Murray is 186-187cm. Hasn't lost any height
BillyB said on 19/Jun/11
In Space Jam Bill was about an inch shorter than Jordan, so he's gotta be at least 6ft3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jun/11
I think he could still measure at 6ft1.5 or at least 186cm, he has really good posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/11
Was and still is 186-187cm
mcfan said on 9/May/11
What I'm saying and have been saying for over a year now is, how can Murray be 6'1.5 when he is clearly an inch shorter than Dave Letterman (stated as 6'1.5 here), arguably the same height as 6'1 Aykroyd, an inch shorter than 6'2 John Candy, 3 inches shorter than Chevy Chase, and an inch shorter than 6'2 Harold Ramis? Wouldn't it be common sense that this guy was only a max of 6'1?

Rob, I just watched an old episode of SNL now available on Netflix where Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd are all standing side by side playing singers of a fictitiouos 50s , musical group. Again, my memory is pretty darn accurate: Murray and Aykroyd looked/look the same height. There are however times when Aykroyd stands straight, and I don't know, but maybe there is some truth to SNL's logging of Dan as 6'1 and Bill 6''s close. I view Aykroyd and Murray the same way as I view Lennon and McCartney as where you have two guys with good posture (McCartney and Murray) and two guys with bad posture (Lennon and Aykroyd). Bill Murray was never over 6'1. If he was then David Letterman was indeed 6'2.5, John Candy 6'2.5, Chevy 6'4, and Dan Aykroyd 6'1.5.

I have never seen a single photograph of Bill Murray looking 6'2. He is 6'0.5...6'1 range.
marko said on 7/May/11
6 ft 2 peak
Bon_ said on 6/May/11
6'1.25 at peak
user said on 5/May/11
mcfan, that photo is fairly inclined, giving Robbins a 2inches advantage, if you look at it correctly, he does really look around 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/11
Candy was 6"2.25 I think
mcfan said on 2/May/11
John Candy, Harold Ramis, and David Letterman were all 1-inch taller than Bill Murray and they were all 6'2. If Bill Murray is 6'1.5 then Chevy Chase should be upgraded to 6'5. In those early SNL's Bill Murray is 3-inches shorter than Chevy Chase.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/11
Would Murray have been 6"2 out of bed, peak Rob?

[Editor Rob: seems reasonable]
tell-em said on 30/Apr/11
nice vid larc, but letterman clearly has the footwear advantage. they're both 6'1" guys. and are the same height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/11
I think Letterman was 6"2(188cm) in the 80s and is now 6"1.25(186cm)
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 28/Apr/11
I don't want to downgrade him but he really looks no more than 6'0.75 next to Letterman, he can be 6'1.5 in the morning but not at his lowest:

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I spot 0.75 (almost 2cm) of difference, I look the same next to my 6'0.75 friend. You should change him Rob, in the video I've posted time ago he looked always shorter than Letterman.
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I still think that he's 6'1 max, if he's 6'1.5 then letterman is 6'2.25, and it's clearly too much.
Lenad said on 25/Apr/11
Most boots give 1.5 inches. I'd say 186-187cm is good for Bill's peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/11
He looks 186cm now...

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mcfan said on 20/Apr/11
My memory is that Letterman was 1 inch taller than Murray...going back to the 80s and 90s when I watched his show. Whether Dave has shrunk, I don't know. Dave did stand back to back with Carl Reiner and they were the same height. Dave stated 6'2.5 as his height. That's probably with his loafers.
Johan Cruyff said on 11/Apr/11
Bill Murray's heights are:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'1.25" (1.86 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'0.75" (1.85 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'0.5" (1.84 m)

Today he's in the 1.82-1.84 range! I don't think he has ever been 6'1.5" (1.87 m), also at his peak!
Babalou said on 11/Apr/11
He was the EXACT same height as Letterman at the comedy awards.
mcfan said on 10/Apr/11
For SNL to list that, Bill must have told them he was only 6'0.5 and Dan 6'1. To me they look the same height at about 6'1.
Viper said on 2/Apr/11
"and why was he listed as 6'0.5 by SNL in '80'?"

SNL listed him at 6-0.5?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Mar/11
Rob his 188cm peak debatable?

[Editor Rob: saying 6ft 3 in boots I think is fair for him, it's just whether those are 1.5 or even bigger boots he meant.]
mcfan said on 26/Mar/11
I agree with MsKitty. Remember, their heights as per SNL in 1980 were Bill 6'0.5 and Dan Aykroyd 6'1. That picture shows Dan's head a hair above Bill's, but to the uncareful observer, you could get the misimpression that Dan is shorter because his head is tilted down and eyes below Bill's. My argument here is with the peak claim of 6'1.5, which is clearly wrong.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/11
Bill Murray looks 6ft2 in that picture because 5ft11 Sigourney Weaver is in 2 inch heels, hence making her 6ft1 and Murray still has an inch on her
MsKitty said on 17/Mar/11
Here is a good image of the cast of Ghostbusters...I think it's pretty good for judging height...

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Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 23/Feb/11
Nicole says on 20/Feb/11
How can any of you say how tall someone "looks" in a movie? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

That's for sure the stupidest comment I've ever read.
Nicole said on 20/Feb/11
How can any of you say how tall someone "looks" in a movie? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.
mcfan said on 16/Feb/11
Bill Murray was not taller than Dan Aykroyd during any of the Ghostbusters, nor is he. They're the same height. John Candy was 1-inch taller than both of them as was Harold Ramis.
MsKitty said on 6/Feb/11
He appeared slightly taller than Dan Aykroyd consistently throughout Ghostbusters, also about 2+ inches taller than Sigourney Weaver...watching it right now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/11
John Candy was 6"2.5(189cm)
mcfan said on 22/Jan/11
OK, if John Candy is 6'2 then why does Bill Murray look at least an inch shorter than him in "Stripes?" Check out the scene where John Candy and him are with the mud wrestling women. Even when John steps into the ring barefoot, he looks a hair taller than the shoe-wearing Murray. Bill Murray was never 6'1.5 and why was he listed as 6'0.5 by SNL in '80'?
Lenad said on 19/Jan/11
186-187cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/11
6"1.25(186cm) in the 80s and now...

I'm only going by what he appears to be in photographs
Bon said on 8/Jan/11
Bill Murray is a perfect example of an 6'1.25 guy, no doubt in my mind.
Vegas said on 7/Jan/11
letterman didn't look 6'2 next to john cleese in the 80s, cleese was a solid 4 inches taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/11
Letterman was 6"2 in his prime
Madison_KPRi_Radio_San_Diego said on 6/Jan/11
I've met Bill Murray here and he's about 6'3". (I'm 6'4") I was surprised and found that he has great posture. He plays a schlubby everyman (even in interviews on TV- Letterman et al.) so we see him in that personna and he seems shorter and even goofier. But he's not like that. I've also met Dan Akroyd who hosts a show on our station called the House of Blues Radio Hour. Dan is about 6'0. He makes a great Vodka (Crystal Skull)
Madison at KPRi Radio said on 6/Jan/11
I'm a radio show host here in San Diego. I've met Bill a couple of times. I'm 6'4" He's about 6'2.5" Probably was an easy 6'3" in 1995. He slouches in characters that we see on TV. He's actually got great posture and it surprised me that he was so tall. I noticed that he does act a bit "schlubby" when he goes into the BILL MURRAY personna we are used too and then he starts slouching and being "Mr. Everyguy"... that's why we don't see him being so tall. And on camera, he slouches in chairs to be eye-level with TALK SHOW HOSTS... (Letterman, et al.) I've met Danny Akroyd too. Danny hosts the House of Blues Radio Hour. Dan is about 6'. Makes great Vodka... (Crystal Skull)... ~ Madison in the Morning KPRi
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
Bill Murray was and is 6"1.25(186cm)...
mcfan said on 16/Dec/10
Sure doesn't look no 6'1.5 next to Robbins:

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mcfan said on 16/Dec/10
Sure looks like four from the movie and here's a still:

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James said on 16/Dec/10
looked more like 3 inches to me.....
mcfan said on 15/Dec/10
If Eddie Murphy is 5'9.25, then Aykroyd sure didn't look 5'11 in Trading places. The guy looked almost 4 inches taller than Eddie.
James said on 10/Dec/10
Dan Ayokroyd funnly enough looked 5'11 in Trading Places.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/10

No peak height needed...same for Dan Aykroyd
James said on 2/Dec/10
Well with Michae Jordan he did not look 6'1.5.
Mr. R said on 30/Nov/10
@Bon: I have met Bill Murray, and "lean" is a word that even he would not use to describe himself! LOL
Bon said on 30/Nov/10
He has good posture and is quite lean, which may make him look taller,but I could buy anywhere between 6'0.75 and 6'1.25 at his peak.
James said on 29/Nov/10
6'0.5 today and 6'1.25 peak.
James said on 27/Nov/10
Yeah looks 184 or 185cm with Letterman.
mcfan said on 25/Nov/10
Bingo, Larc187cm. In an SNL catalog from 1980 it states Murray is 6'0.5 and Aykroyd 6'1. I think they look the same height, but if Dave is 6'1.5 then why is he at least 1-inch taller than Bill?
Larc187cm said on 20/Nov/10
How do you explain this?

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Just pause at 1:15.
We all know that Letterman was 6'1.5 at most, if Bill was 6'1.5 too then Letterman was 6'2.5, because he looks at least 1 inch taller than Bill in this video.
But 6'2.5 barefoot for Letterman is impossible.
So 6'1 max for Murray, could be as low as 6'0.75 at late night.
Anonymous said on 18/Nov/10
viper thinks murray and the rock were the same height, lol, murray was about 4 inches shorter than randy quaid 20 years ago
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/10
Looks 184-185cm in Ghostbusters with a slouch.
Hugh 191cm said on 8/Jul/09
Murray looks between 185-187cm.
Hugh 190cm said on 1/Jul/09
He's taller than 6ft. Between 6ft1 and 6ft2.
James said on 25/Jun/09
I think in 'The man who knew too little they' they described Murrey character as "6ft with dark hair". Although it could have been somebody else?
Hugh 190cm said on 22/Jun/09
He was the same height as ramis. Ramis has probably lost height because of age. He's around 187cm nowadays. 188cm peak. Murray still looks 186cm to me.
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/09
He's said himself he's 6'1" and an inch shorter than the 6'2" ramis. SO, no arguing..
Anonymous said on 22/Jun/09
Bill Murray 6'1"
Chevy Chase 6'3"
John Candy 6'3"
Hugh 190cm said on 20/Jun/09
Strong 6ft1.
Lenad said on 19/Jun/09
186-187cm at peak
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Jun/09
A 6ft1-6ft2 guy can pass for 6ft3 on screen. E.g Bill Murray, Pierce Brosnan, Kevin Costner, Nathan Fillion, Dominic Purcell.
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Jun/09
I'd be suprised if this guy is under 6ft1.
Hugh 190cm said on 23/May/09
Candy had 2 or 2.5 inches over Martin.
Hugh 190cm said on 23/May/09
A strong 6ft1.
Hugh 190cm said on 19/May/09
Bill Murray 6ft1.5
Chevy Chase 6ft4
John Candy 6ft2.5
TELLEM said on 18/May/09
Danimal says on 16/May/09
Since when was Chevy Chase only 6'3.5"? He was closer to 6'5" then he was 6'3" in his younger years.

Since when was John Candy only 6'2? He was 6'3" (he was TALLER than Dan Akroyd in The Great Outdoors and taller than David Letterman in the early 80's). God, this downgrading is ridiculous.

How the HELL is it downgrading when rob has them at those heights? please, TELL ME??? i guess Steve ASustin at a flat 6'0 isn't downgrading.
James said on 18/May/09
Yeah but John Candy didn't really have 3.5 inches on Steve Martin who was no taller than 6'0 at his peak.
Danimal said on 16/May/09
Since when was Chevy Chase only 6'3.5"? He was closer to 6'5" then he was 6'3" in his younger years.

Since when was John Candy only 6'2? He was 6'3" (he was TALLER than Dan Akroyd in The Great Outdoors and taller than David Letterman in the early 80's). God, this downgrading is ridiculous.
TELLEM said on 15/May/09
bill murray looked 1.5-2 inches shorter than 6'3.5 chevy chase and chase was in golf shoes while murray had on big black boots. murray is definetly 6'1.
Hugh 190cm said on 9/May/09
He looks 186cm. The exact same height as Dan Aykroyd.
some guy said on 7/May/09
He seems to have gotten taller over the years. I would place him at 6'0", tops...but has decided to wear lifts more later in his career. In "The Man that knew too little", he was referred to as being 6'0" tall.
TELLEM said on 7/May/09
he looks 6'1 next to 6'2 john candy here: Click Here
i'll give him 6'1 then and now
Hugh 190cm said on 1/May/09
6ft1.25 (186cm). He's probably lost no height because he has great posture. Similiar to the likes of Pierce Brosnan and Dan Aykroyd.
Hugh 190cm said on 15/Apr/09
Well Glenn has stated numerous times that he saw Murray at 6ft2-6ft3 on the street.
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Apr/09
In CaddyShack Murray looked around 6ft2.
mcfan said on 7/Apr/09
Bill was never 6'2. Just look at how short he is next to 6'4 Chase in Caddyshack. There's certainly more than 2 inches there...more like 3.
Hugh 190cm said on 4/Apr/09
No doubt James. Who do you think is taller, Bill Murray or Pierce Brosnan?
Hugh 190cm said on 25/Mar/09
6ft2 in the 80's. Seeming he has good posture, he's probably still maintained most of his height. I'd say today Murray could be 186cm-187cm.
_-_-_-Hugh-_-_-_/ said on 9/Mar/09
To be perfectly honest. Nowadays I can't see Harold Ramis as the 6ft2 that everyone thinks he is. I used to think that guy was 6ft4 due to his lanky frame. Nowadays he just doesn't look quite that tall next to other 6ft2 guys like John Cusack or Clive Owen. Peak I can see Ramis at 6ft2 but I'm not quite sure nowadays. He looked over an inch shorter than 6ft3 Brendan Fraser. But he still looks marginally taller than Bill Murray. I'd say as of today Murray is 186cm and Ramis is 187cm. I beleive Dan Aykroyd would also be in the same range as Murray heightwise.
toadyking said on 8/Mar/09
in regards to who's taller between ramis and murray, there's a close shot of them in an elevator in ghostbusters with the two standing right next to each other and ramis is a bit taller:
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Anon said on 2/Mar/09
He's definitely taller than 6'1". I've seen a recent picture of him with a friend of mine and he looks 6'2". At the very least he was around 6'2" in his prime.
Lenad said on 13/Feb/09
I bet any money that Brian isnt as tall as he says.
T.J. said on 10/Feb/09
I think he peaked 6'2"
Lenad said on 6/Feb/09
Danimal, I'm comparing it to when he stood alone and next to every person around him. You got some real attitude issues buddy.
Hugh said on 6/Feb/09
I think 6ft2 or really close was his peak height. 187cm/188cm.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
used to look about an ich or two taller.
now he looks more like 6 and a half feet tall
Hugh said on 31/Jan/09
I thought Murray could've looked closer to 6ft2 in Groundhog Day. He looked about 6 inches taller than Andie MacDowell.
Danimal said on 30/Jan/09
Lenad says on 30/Jan/09
Murray looked 6ft1ish in Groundhog day

Based on what? Who are you comparing him to in that movie?
Lenad said on 30/Jan/09
Murray looked 6ft1ish in Groundhog day
Hugh said on 24/Jan/09
Sure. Do you think there's a chance that Murray and Costner could still be a little over 6ft1?
Hugh said on 22/Jan/09
I agree James. I'd say Reeves might even be 186cm. Do you Bill Murray could be as low as 182cm.
Hugh said on 20/Jan/09
Yeah I know. But do you think Reeves could be that low.
Hugh said on 18/Jan/09
I know James. That's the point. It's this website I found the other day. It's absolutley ridiculous. 6ft2.5 is 189cm not 187cm. For instance Josh Holloway was listed 6ft1 (182cm).
Hugh said on 14/Jan/09
That's just one movie. I came across this really stupid website last night.

I looked up some names and this was the outcome

Bill Murray 6ft0.5 (182cm)
Dan Aykroyd 6ft0.5 (182cm)
Val Kilmer 6ft0.5 (182cm)
Russel Crowe 5ft11.5 (180cm)
Hugh Jackman 6ft2.5 (187cm)
Ben Affleck 6ft2.5 (187cm)
Pierce Brosnan 6ft2 (187cm)
Denzel Washington 6ft (181cm)
Tim Robbins 6ft5 (192cm)
Big King said on 13/Jan/09
6'5" for Murray??? Come on, he's still in the average rage of human height. He looked only 2 inches taller than Woody Harrelson who is 5'11" at his peak. So the 6'1" claim could be right for Murray. He even doesn't look tall.
Hugh said on 8/Jan/09
6ft1-6ft2 I could buy peak.
Hugh said on 15/Dec/08
6ft2-6ft3 is laughable. 6ft2 isn't impossible during his prime. I think there is a fair chance he's still between 6ft1 and 6ft2.
Jon said on 12/Dec/08
6'1 is accurate, just watching ghostbusters scene where sigourney is in normal flat shoes and him, and he has at least 2 inches on her standing straight
Viper said on 8/Dec/08
Goldblum is no weak 6-5. Hes 6-4.
Hugh said on 8/Dec/08
Possible. Weak 6ft5. 195cm.
Hugh said on 5/Dec/08
I dunno James. He did look quite tall in Stripes and Ghostbusters.
Hugh said on 2/Dec/08
Haven't seen that film in a while James. Bill did look quite tall in it as far as I remember. I don't think he's under 6ft1 though. I think he could've been 6ft2 or very close at his peak.
Hugh said on 1/Dec/08
Listen to this guy.
Viper said on 1/Dec/08
And Hugh, you havnt been right on here yet, lol. Chalk another one up to me.
Hugh said on 30/Nov/08
For once you are talking sense Viper.
Viper said on 30/Nov/08
Actually I would put my money on 187cm or damn near close to 6-2 in youth.
Hugh said on 20/Nov/08
My brother met Tobolowski in NYC some years ago and said he was between 6ft2 and 6ft3.
Height Tracker said on 17/Nov/08
Tobolowsky looked an inch taller than Bill Murray in Groundhog Day so 6'1" for Murray and 6'2" for Tobolowsky makes sense.
Editor Rob said on 17/Nov/08
I was at a wee heroes event and Stephen Tobolowsky was there, he had a few good tales about Bill Murray. Anyway, he himself said that Bill is a tall man, "like me...6-3, 6-4!"

Tobolowsky himself didn't look his 6ft 3 claim, more 6ft 2 range.
glenn said on 6/Nov/08
horrible posture.
Hugh said on 6/Nov/08
5ft11.75 illusion. Always looks at least 6ft1 to me. Glenn, he probably had bad posture when you saw him last? I think 188cm is a possibility.
glenn said on 5/Nov/08
i couldve sworn he was 6-2,6-3 when i saw him plenty 15-20 years ago.last year looked 5-11.75 to me.i was shocked.
Big King said on 5/Nov/08
He didn't seem tall to me. I mean, I already thought that 6'1" was upgraded for Bill. He looked more 6' to me but Brian's statement surprizes me.
Hugh said on 20/Oct/08
No in his later films he looked 184-185cm.
Lenad said on 20/Oct/08
Morning: 187.1cm
Evening: 185.5cm
So thats pretty much 6'1. He never seems 6'2 to me.
Hugh said on 15/Oct/08
In his early movies he did look around 6ft2. Stripes, Caddy Shack, Ghostbusters. He was the same height as Harold Ramis is 6ft2 minimum. Bill Murray could've been 6ft2.
Hugh said on 11/Oct/08
Rob was entertaining the thought of giving Bill a peak height.
WEG said on 9/Oct/08
Bill Murray stood directly in front of me in getting off an airplane and he was exactly the same height as me, 6'1".
Hugh said on 6/Oct/08
Or even 187-188cm.
Hugh said on 4/Oct/08
Maybe James. I wouldn't rule out 6ft2 as his peak. Not nowadays though. I hear heard he's a nasty piece of work.
RICHARD said on 3/Oct/08
In Meatballs,which was made in 1978 and released in 1979,he didn't really look over 6'1 at all. He actually looked above-average tall there and yet 2 years later he looked tall in Stripes. So he wore lifts in those combat boots,or maybe he grew some more at the age of 30.
Lenad said on 2/Oct/08
I will confess Hugh that he did look quite tall in those movies but Murray ever being a 6'2 guy, I'm very skeptical of.
Hugh said on 2/Oct/08
In Stripes and in some scenes in Ghostbusters Murray looked a full 6ft2.
Mister Lennon said on 30/Sep/08
I think that he could be a strong 6'1 but i dont see him as a full 6'2.
Hugh said on 29/Sep/08
Candy was definately 6ft2 if not 6ft3. Murray I'd say was a strong 6ft1 at his peak.
Manitobaboy said on 26/Sep/08
During the late 70s, Murray did some stuff with Canadian comics Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty and John Candy as part of the Second City Troup in Toronto and Murray looked about the same height as Candy. I doubt Candy was quite 6'2" but maybe 6'1" and change. Flaherty looked taller but he's much thinner. Levy was at least 3 - 4 inches shorter.

If I recall, a tiny little Martin Short did some stuff with them too. They played it up by having him lie in a bed with fake legs about a foot long. Genius.
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/08
Here's a link:
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Anonymous said on 23/Sep/08
Chevy Chase was on Howard Stern the other day, and the infamous Murray/Chase fight came up. Apparently Belushi got involved in it, and Chevy listed what he considered everyone's height to be, just to prove the difference in height between the guys: Belushi at 5ft7, Murray at either 6ft or 6ft1, and himself at 6ft3.5.
I have to say that all of these heights seem spot on to me, especially if considered as barefoot heights.
Hugh said on 23/Sep/08
I don't think he was ever taller than 6ft2.
Anonymous said on 22/Sep/08
Tall man. Maybe 6'2".5
Hugh said on 22/Sep/08
Fair enough James but an inch is a noticeable difference.
Hugh said on 17/Sep/08
Murray was never 6ft3. Not even close. 6ft2 I can buy.
Egon said on 15/Sep/08
well im 6'6'' tall and i meet him in a club and he looked 5'' shorter than me so i think he might be 6'1'' so im agree with this height
Frank2 said on 10/Sep/08
If he appeared 6'3" he must have been wearing shoes that boosted him. I'll accept 6'1", but not 6'3" barefoot. That's jut plain silly.
Michael Cleary said on 10/Sep/08
I met Bill last night at the Packers/Vikings game, I am 6' and he is a good 2-3 inches taller than me, which really surprised me, I have a pic also to prove this

[Editor Rob: why not send us the photo, it would suprise a few to see Bill 6ft 2-3!]
Hugh said on 28/Aug/08
He still looks 187cm.
RICHARD said on 26/Aug/08
He's definetly 6'1 today. He was probably 6'1 1/2 or 187cm. He's probably lost some in. so 6'1 seems fair.
Super Clark said on 15/Aug/08
Maaayyyybe 6'1" now, but I remember On SNL when Christopher Reeve was on .....Chris was about 2-3 inches taller than Murray----there is no way Bill is close to 6'3" EVER.
Viper said on 10/Aug/08
He was possibly 6-1 1/2 peak. Hes certaintly 6-1 at the most these days.
Anonymous said on 9/Aug/08
I've always reckoned Murray a genuine tall man. Certainly not as low as 6' 0" and not as high as 6' 3".
Frank2 said on 7/Aug/08
Closer to 6'1". And a nice man.
Mr. R said on 6/Aug/08
Bill Murray is one of those strange folks who can look different heights at different times. He was definitely taller than me, and I would say between 6-0 and 6-1.
John said on 28/Jul/08
I'm 6'1" and when I attended the opening of Osmosis Jones and was surprised at how short he was, since I thought he was close to my height. But his eye level was about at my mouth. Maybe he has shrunk or wasn't wearing lifts.
rick said on 24/Jul/08
About 30 years ago I shared an elevator with Bill Murray in the Warner Communications Building at Rockefeller Center in NY City. I stood two feet from him and was amazed how tall he was. I'm 5'11" and he was at least three inches taller than I am. I would guestimate his height at 6'2".
anonymous said on 15/Jun/08
He looks dead even with dan aykroyd here in the same footwear: Click Here
Viper said on 2/May/08
Yeah, maybe more 6-1 1/2. There is no way he was ever below 6-1 though.
Viper said on 1/May/08
Here's that video I was talking about where Bill Murray looks about an inch taller than 6-1 NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas when hes interviewing him back in 1976. Click Here

Its at the 6:08 mark. He looks just about 6-2 I think.
glenn said on 1/May/08
in that golf movie? lol.i thought caddyshack was a household word.
Larc said on 27/Apr/08
In Ghostbusters II,Murray was clearly shorter than Kurt Fuller. (who is 6'3)
He and Aykroid are 6'1,and Ramis is 6'1.5
Mattiew_- said on 24/Apr/08
What I don't understand is why would a 6'1 to 6'2 man wear lifts .

He looked a strong 6'2 back in the 80's ( in the Ghostbusters movies )
glenn said on 19/Apr/08
the man is a mystery.ive seen him look 5-11.75(recently) to 6-3! read top of page for a similiar story.
RevInstone said on 18/Apr/08
In the man who knew to little he was decribed as 6'0. He looks at least that so 6'1 is probably correct. He's great.
glenn said on 27/Mar/08
there is no doubt he looked 6-2.he did for the most part.but he did a shrinking act like arnold did to me.

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