How tall is Bill Murray

Bill Murray's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

American actor best known for roles in Ghostbusters, GroundHog Day, Scrooged, Caddyshack, Stripes, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Rushmore and Lost in Translation. A 1990 article mentioned Murray "Isn't exactly svelte himself at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds" and Bill - when talking about the NBA in 1995 - said "I'm 6 foot 3 in my boots". Lucy Liu made Bill out to be enormous, claiming in Maxim Magazine "He's tall, like, 6'4", and I'm 5'3."

How tall is Bill Murray
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Average Guess (86 Votes)
6ft 1.37in (186.4cm)
179cm guy said on 22/Jul/19
Peak: 6'1.25-1.5
Current: 6'0.75-1
Canson said on 18/Jul/19
@Badman: maybe 185-186 peak and 183.5-184 today. Probably was a legit 6’1” peak
Badman said on 16/Jul/19
186 peak, 184 now. He is almost 70 so 2cm loss is possible.

He was around the same as Arnold Schwarzenegger at peak, but always carried himself much better and still has good posture.
Gotta say hd did a good job preserving his height, unlike Arnold, who looks like a dwarf nowdays, and not because of his current height but because of his shrank torso.
berta said on 11/Jul/19
i think he went from 186 to 185
viper said on 5/Jul/19
My 6-0 72 year old dad has lost ZERO height. Not a cm

He measured 6-0.25 recently. He's not a thin guy either.

My 5-8 80 year old Uncle is a solid 5-8, like he's always been.
Alex 6'3.25 said on 5/Jul/19
I agree shrinkage is overrated on this site, there are studies showing that a average person lose 2 cm during his 70 years old, but many users here are used to downgrade a 50 years old man even a full cm
Canson said on 5/Jul/19
@Viper: case by case. My father has lost maybe 1cm whereas others have lost 1-2”
viper said on 3/Jul/19
I don't find it impressive when my dad and other family members have been the same height over 70.

I think shrinkage is overrated here
Canson said on 3/Jul/19
@MrTBlack: my dad even at turning 70 this year is still just a fraction under 6’4. Probably 6’3.75 as I’m half inch taller than him when he stands straight. Peak height he was maybe a smidge shorter than I currently am. He was likely 6’4-6’4.25 whereas at my peak I may have been around 6’4 3/8 at a low. I’m 6’4.25-.3 today. But the my one uncle one of his brothers was 6’2 and is now 6’0.5 the other 6’3 (I think) now is 6’2” and change. And I’ve seen some guys who do lose 2” when they hit that age you mentioned so I do agree
Canson said on 3/Jul/19
@MrTBlack: my dad even at turning 70 this year is still just a fraction under 6’4. Probably 6’3.75 as I’m half inch taller than him when he stands straight. Peak height he was maybe a smidge shorter than I currently am. He was likely 6’4-6’4.25 whereas at my peak I may have been around 6’4 3/8 at a low. I’m 6’4.25-.3 today
MrTBlack said on 2/Jul/19
@Canson

He’s 6’0.5” at almost 70 which is pretty impressive since most dudes at that age lose an inch. He was shorter than Glover and Driver(6’1” and 6’2” respectfully) in the dead don’t die. I think he could have been a hair over 6’1” at peak but didn’t bother mentioning the fraction like some dudes but he’s definitely not 6’1” anymore.
Canson said on 1/Jul/19
@MrTBlack: yea he may have been like President Obama a solid 6’1” peak and 6’0.5 today although I think Obama would be 6’0.75 perhaps today
MrTBlack said on 1/Jul/19
He’s 6’0.5” now. He held on to his 6’1” frame for long though.
179cm guy said on 2/Jun/19
Rob, I think that a 6'1.25 peak listing and 6'0.75 current listing would be best for Murray. I think that he made it through his early-to-mid-sixties without having lost anything noticeable but would now a fraction under 6'1.
In 2017 Bill had an edge in footwear next to Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
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These are photos of him from 2018-2019 next to Adam Driver on the set of their new movie: ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
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I really think that 186cm is the best listing for Murray's peak height given that he consistently edged out guys like Dan Aykroyd and Kevin Costner and could appear anywhere within the strong 6'1-1.5 range.
You recently said Rob that Bill could be 6'0.5 range now which is why I'm proposing the 6'0.75 listing for his current height given that I think a fraction under 6'1 is likely for him nowadays although maybe not as low as 184cm. What do you think Rob?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/19
Bill simply TOWERED over Scarlett Johansson in 'Lost in Translation. I actually thought he was taller than 6ft1, but he can have it anyway! 😁
'Annonymous' said on 11/May/19
Hi Rob! I recently asked you who could be taller (Murray or Costner) for which you answered that you feel that Murray has a better chance of being 186 cm than Costner(in peak height). Now I want to say that you have not made a mistake and you are right because Costner and Murray met in 1999:
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Murray really looked taller than Costner! Rob, I think peak height 6'1.25" is suitable for Murray.
viper said on 30/Apr/19
6-2 is pushing it.

Maybe as high as 186-187
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Apr/19
He look over 1.5" shorter than Adam Driver. 6'1 is peak and 6'0.5" now.
RichardSpain said on 29/Apr/19
Mr Murray

Peak very close 6'2
Now 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/19
I still don’t entirely rule out 6ft1½
Damon Blank said on 27/Apr/19
I appreciate for one, that Liu is significantly shorter than him, but I don't think he's THAT tall. I don't think he's 6 ft 4. I think 6 ft 2 probably could have been his peak height. Maybe 6 ft 1 today. What do you think, Rob?
179cm guy said on 25/Apr/19
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover I think that 6'1-1.25 peak and 6'0.5-0.75 now is likely for Bill, I don't think that he's lost more than half an inch at this point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/19
Fraction below 6ft1 today is possible but not sure if he’s low as 6ft0½
'Annonymous' said on 6/Apr/19
Rob, I do not want to upset you, but did you see all the pictures of Bill that I sent? Bill gave the impression of a bigger 6'1" guy than Dan Aykroyd, here on some old pictures Bill looked taller than Dan:
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Unfortunately, you can't see their footwear in these photos, but previously I sent two pictures of Bill next to Dan, one of them was also Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, but they had thicker shoes than Bill in these pictures. Here is a photo of Bill next to Maggie Grace from 2009:
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And here you can better take a look at Bill's shoe and heels Maggie:
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Seeing Bill next to Maggie, I would really give him not less than 186 cm. Bill probably kept his peak height well for many years, but today it looks much shorter than it used to be. Here is another photo of Bill next to Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd from 2017 (please note that Bill has thicker shoes than they):
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Rob, you said many times that 6'1.25" is a possible number for peak height Murray and you recently said that Bill can have 6'0.5" today. I doubt that Bill would have 6'2" in his peak height, but out of bed I think he could measure it. Rob, remember that you met Maggie Grace and Ernie Hudson personally, and Bill next to them could really look at least 186 cm. Are you going to give him the peak height and current height?
Editor Rob
I have a limited amount of time unfortunately.

Never rule out the chance of Bill at 6ft 1.25, I think today a fraction under 6ft 1 is seeming likelier.
179cm guy said on 3/Apr/19
Rob, based on these recent photos for an upcoming movie with solid 6'2 Adam Driver do you think that Murray might be in need of a current listing for somewhere in the six-foot range? ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here ) ( Click Here )
Editor Rob
Bill might be 6ft 0.5 today.
'Annonymous' said on 1/Apr/19
Rob, I think it's worth re-examining the height of Bill Murray. Here are the pictures of Murray next to Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd from 1984 (please note that they have thicker shoes than Bill):
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In 1996, Murray did not look 8 inches shorter than Larry Bird and 4 inches shortet than Michael Jordan:
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In 1999, Bill looked easily over four inches taller than Andy Garcia and over ten inches taller than Joe Pesci:
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Please take a look at his photos next to Sofia Coppola and Scarlett Johansson from 2003:
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In addition, in 2015 Murray still looked at least 6'1" next to Conan O'Brien:
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As for his peak height to 6'1.25" would be an ideal option for him, I believe Murray could have measured 6'2" out of bed in his prime. Today, however, he looks a bit timid with 6'1", just look at his photos next to Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd from 2017 (in these pictures Bill has thicker shoes than Dan and Chevy):
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In 2018 Bill met Miley Cyrus:
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Miley was wearing heels, but she had a looser posture than Murray. However, look at them next to each other when her posture is not so loose:
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I'm not sure if Murray has only 184 cm today but he's definitely starting to look below 6'1". Rob, you said the peak height list 6'1.25" and the current height 6'0.75" could be believeble for him. I think it's time for update for him.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Apr/19
Click Here 1:58 Might be down to straight 6'0 now with 6'2 1/4 Adam Driver.
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
Strong 6 footer peak, I think Jeff Bridges would edge him out.
Greg99 said on 10/Mar/19
I recall seeing an episode of SNL where Murray is horsing around with Eric Idle and both were roughly the same height, I though Murray a smidgeon taller, I'd have thought 6'1.5". Murray was taller than most of the old-school SNL cast members, with the exception of Chevy Chase (who had already left when Bill Murray joined) and Randy Quaid.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/19
Colberto, I wouldn’t dismiss A. Easily pulled off 6ft1½ range in the 80’s. C is the absolute lowest I could see for his peak. B is probably the best compromise. D & E peak are too low but these days he’s likely heading towards that zone
Colberto said on 2/Jan/19
Hey rob in his peak what do you think he was
A 186.5cm
B 186cm
C 185.5 cm
D 185cm
E 184.5cm
I'd say around C or B
was he the big strong 6ft 1in range
Editor Rob
A chance of B, it's never been ruled out. He held onto height reasonably well into 60's, though the late 60's is a time in which many who might have made it to early 60's with minimal loss, then succumb to it.
abcde said on 1/Jan/19
Looks tall in st.Vincent like 185 cm or even more
Jtm said on 13/Dec/18
if you watch the beginning of ghostbuster you could tell that murray isn't taller than aykroyd regardless of the posture difference.
Judd said on 11/Dec/18
I think Murray was a solid 6'1/185cm and also today he's still a legit 6'1...I think he might have lost not more than a couple of mms...
Aykroyd instead was a strong 6'0.5/184cm (6'0.75 on a good day perhaps) and today 6'0-0.25...
Tall Sam said on 29/Aug/18
Rob, do you think Murray might've had a slight advantage over Dan Aykroyd at peak? At times either can look a smidge taller but I think Aykroyd might've sometimes held better posture back then.
Editor Rob
He might have been the more solid 6ft 1 compared to Dan...though, I think overall had the better posture.
Jamie3557 said on 24/Jul/18
Still looked 6ft 1 in person, lowest I could buy today would be 6ft 0.75.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jul/18
@Sandy

What you said about shorter/smaller people choosing to add y's in their names might be true to a degree, strangely enough. The average Charlie here is 5'8.92" but the average Charles here is 5'11.35"
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jul/18
@ Christian 6ft5 3/8 - It might be worth adding that I knew a Bill who pretended to be 5ft8 but that was total ©®@p!

No wonder I thought that guys of that height weren't very tall for years! Then I actually went out with someone who turned out to be 5ft7.25 - and he was TALLER than that Bill! The 5ft7.25 fellow also lied about his height! He said he was 5ft10 and I believed him until I attended a medical in which he was measured. So how tall was that Bill fellow in actuality? The mind boggles!
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jul/18
@ Christian 6ft5 3/8 - Hi Christian! I thought I'd interrupt my watching of 'The Candy Man' to reply to your comment!

Before I got slightly sidetracked with the various forms of William, I was wondering if the taller Williams call themselves Bill and Will and the smaller ones Billy or Willy. It seems to be true that the child Williams tend to stick a "y" on the end of their shortened names. Perhaps if they maintain a dinkier adult size, they keep their "y's"!*

It might be true in the case of celebrity Williams: average celeb Bills and Wills are over 6ft; average Billy is only a touch over 5ft9!


* Excluding comedy favourite Billy Connelly, that is!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Jul/18
@Sandy

Yeah, the average height of Bill on CH certainly doesn't reflect the average height of Bill in the general population. Most Bill's here are either pro athletes or actors who tend to be taller than the average person.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jul/18
⭐️ The average Bill, of whom Mr Murray is a prime example, is over 6ft and half an inch.

⭐️ The average Will measures over 6ft...

⭐️ ...mind you, the average Billy is considerably less, at just over 5ft9!

But as for the average Willy, I haven't checked that out yet, and I don't think I'll go there! 😕

Bill Murray gets 6ft1.
Gracian said on 12/Jul/18
Rob, I think the time has come to update the height from Bill. Look, here are his pictures next to Conan O'Brien from 2015: Click Here
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Three years ago, Bill still looked like a good 186 cm guy. Here is one of the better photos of Bill next to Michael Jordan and Larry Bird: Click Here
Aykroyd always had an advantage of hair over Murray, he sometimes too had an advantage of shoes over him, which is why I think Murray could have been a little taller than Aykroyd. Here is one of the photos on which Aykroyd has an advantage of hair and shoes over Murray: Click Here
Murray always looked more than one inch taller than Ernie Hudson. Here is the group photo of Aykroyd, Murray, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, in this photo all three have an shoes advantage over Murray: Click Here
Today, however, Murray looks under 6'1". Here are photos from the event in November 2017, where you can see Murray next to Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd: Click Here
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Peak height 6'1.25" seems okay for him, but today he has definitely less than 6'1". Rob, will you give him updates of his height now?
Jamie3557 said on 27/May/18
I just stood next to him and he still looked 6 ft 1.
Jtm said on 22/May/18
looking at recent pictures with dan aykroyd and chevy chase. he looks around the same height as aykroyd and looks like chase has lost at least 2 inches! he is much closer to aykroyd and murray's height than he was in the 80s.
berta said on 12/May/18
i will not give upp on my argument that bill murray was at least half inch taller than Harrison ford both at peak. and it could have been even close to 1 full inch. 184 vs 186 legit
Gracian said on 28/Apr/18
Rob, will you give him peak height 6'1.25" and the current height 6'0.75"?
Editor Rob
It's figures that you could argue as being believable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Mar/18
...add Bob Peck to the 6ft1¼ club
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/18
Rob, what do you make of these candidates?

6ft0¾(184.8cm): David Schwimmer, Wes Anderson, John Dall, Matthew Gray Grubler, Rupert Friend, Leonard Roberts, Jason Clarke, Doug McClure, Chris Hoy, Angus MacInnes, Jerry Hardin, Martin Milner, Gavin Rossdale, Billy Zane, Joe Montana, Joseph Millson, Jamie Redknapp, Post Malone, Kyle Chandler, Bradley Cooper, Henry Cavill, Chris Pine, Dominic Purcell, Richard Boone, Michael Jai White, David Cameron, Jack Scalia, Skepta, Bruce Campbell, Victor Garber, Damien Lewis, Johnny Knoxville, Heath Ledger, Luke Pasquilano, Jack Lord, Adrian Chiles, Kenny Johnson, Steve Waddington, Alan Thicke, Eric Christian Olsen, Clay Aiken, Richard Chamberlain, Matt Schulze

6ft1¼(186.1cm): Bill Murray, Kevin Costner, Brendan Gleeson, Marcus Rashford, Charles Gray, Ryback, Mark Gatiss, Nick Gehlfuss, Phil Lynott, Richard Burgi, Peter Cox, Jim Henson, O.J. Simpson, Howard Hawks, Sid Vicious, Daniel Henney, Robert Wisdom, Alistair Appleton, Austin Stowell, Luke Mitchell, Steve Vai, Jim Parsons, Siva Kaneswaran, John Huston, Tim Henman, James Norton, Raymond Huntley, Matthew Beard, Michiel Huisman, Bobby Fischer, Gert Frobe, Judson Scott, Paul Young, Michael Bay, Matt McCoy, Patrick McGoohan, Michael French, Jonathan Ross, John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, John Waters, Colin Hanks, Jack Davenport, Quentin Tarantino, Dennis Farina, Ed O'Neill, Judge Reinhold, Jesse L. Martin, Josh Holloway, Lorenzo Lamas, Marton Csokas, Billy Burke, Keith David, Steven Bauer, Roddy Piper, Chris Klein, Tom Arnold, Rutger Hauer, Carl Weathers, Logan Paul, Andrea Bocelli, Eric Balfour, Eddie Hall, Nikolaj Lie Kaas


Try to think of it more as a likelihood meter...
Editor Rob
For any 6ft 1ish actor, you could probably make a case for strong or weak with many of them.

There's many of these estimates that are reasonable and may well be possible.

I never rule out the chance someone is above or below a listing, sometimes over time you might go with a slightly higher/lower mark because you see more of them and think a slight tweaked estimate might fit better.
Berta said on 16/Mar/18
He always have looked legit 186 guy. Him and roger moore ånd årnold baçk to båk. Peåk i think murray would be the winnér.
Gracian said on 8/Mar/18
Peak height 6'1.25" currently height 6'0.75" please Rob, give him this update.
Beau said on 5/Mar/18
@Bugs

"Murray was 4" taller than Johnny Depp in 'Ed Wood'. Depp is only slightly taller than Tom Cruise, maybe 5'8", so Murray's clearly less than 6ft 1."

Might want to check Johnny's listing on celebheights first... he's 5'9" here - so based on your observation of the difference, 6'1" works.
berta said on 22/Feb/18
Rob 6 foot 1 and 1/8 atleast only time he looks this height is now when he is puschung 70 years soon.
Junior Hernandez said on 4/Feb/18
Lol that quote i read above. Lucy Liu must be a 5'0 tall and Murray claim in 1995 he is 6'3 with boots on. A peak at 6'1.5" should be realease and still 6'1 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
He looked taller than 6ft1 in Lost In Translation. Really gave a 6ft2-3 impression but I think that was just because he was surrounded by Japanese people
Some Guy said on 11/Jan/18
Rob, I just recently watched Lost in Translation, what do you think of Murray's height back then? He towers over the average-sized Japanese men in the elevator scene and is a head taller than Scarlett (who is very small though). I'd say he was somewhere in 6'1½-6'2 in his prime.
Editor Rob: he still seemed a tall near 6ft 1 guy in that film.
Mister lennon said on 30/Dec/17
186-187 peak
Bugs said on 29/Dec/17
Murray was 4" taller than Johnny Depp in 'Ed Wood'. Depp is only slightly taller than Tom Cruise, maybe 5'8", so Murray's clearly less than 6ft 1.

184 cm maybe (peak).
Richard said on 26/Dec/17
Murray was 6'1" at his peak.
fisherman said on 17/Dec/17
Rampage: Whoooa! No need to get agitated like that. It's not personal, I've just happened to notice you on a couple of pages and it's struck me as odd, like I said, that you CONSISTENTLY seem to give an entire extra INCH for people that I just can't see there. Peace.

Suitable that you should mention Sigourney Weaver, I think her listing is pretty accurate, one reason actually I think Murray's listing is off. Watch Ghostbusters, is there 3 inches between Weaver and Murray? I don't think there is.

I also never said he was a "pathetic" 5'11.5 nor do I think it would be "pathetic" if he was that. I estimated him at close to 6' flat, and I still do (and again, that means 6' flat in the evening, NO SHOES. That's plenty tall). Some here think he's 6'2" or 6'4" (!), I've never seen anything that would even remotely indicate that much. I'd be interested to see a picture showing that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/17
A flat 185cm today
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 2/Dec/17
6'0"-6'0.5" today, around 6'1" peak
Mister lennon said on 2/Dec/17
Murray was a strong 6'1 peak.
Now, maybe a weak 6'1.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Dec/17
Fisherman, excuse me?...you literally are the only person arguing this figure for Murray and sorry but nobody will buy that. If he's is under 6ft then I guess George Clooney is struggling with 5ft9, Damon is maybe 5ft7 on a good day, Sigourney Weaver comes in at 5ft9...I could go on. I just know that I'll go onto another page now and find you chopping someone else's stature down by 2in...I submit estimates that I stand by and I don't upgrade everyone. Plenty of people I've felt are overlisted slightly. I don't go up or down by a huge amount ever...because Rob is usually relatively close to what I believe. But I've been proven wrong before by Rob and I've come around when I see the evidence he provides....You just pluck numbers out of thin air.

If you see Murray at a pathetic 5ft11½, so be it...but you'll be labelled a troll. Just a friendly heads up...don't make it personal like Andrea
fisherman said on 1/Dec/17
Rampage: nope. What's rubbish are claims that he was ever anything like 6'1", let alone over that mark. These are supposed to be afternoon/evening BAREFOOT heights. If you're still very close to 6' later in the day, you'll easily be 184+ cm with shoes. I consider that tall, and suitable for Murray.

I've seen you on other pages here, always pushing numbers that are consistently a full inch or sometimes more too high for the person in question. What's up with that?
Adijos said on 27/Nov/17
I think Bill and Kevin Costner had the same peak and now they look similar too! Please Rob, give them both a peak of 6'1.25" and a current height of 6'0.75".
TJE said on 26/Nov/17
@Rob

6'1.25 peak and 6'0.5-0.75 today?
Editor Rob: it's never been ruled out
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Nov/17
fisherman, that is absolute rubbish
fisherman said on 18/Nov/17
He was 5'11.75" to 6' flat peak (184 cm morning). Slightly taller than Aykroyd. Probably has not yet lost any height worth mentioning, but maybe during the next decade he'll drop a little.

The average guess is crazy. That's his height IN SHOES.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/17
Ford: 184.6cm
Murray: 186.7cm


I can't see a young Harrison at any less than a solid 6ft0½
berta said on 29/Oct/17
i still dont believe that murray and harrison ford is just couple mm apart in their listings at both peaks there was atleast 1,5 cm beetween them. and could have been even 2,5. 186,2 murray and 183,9 ford
Scoobydoo said on 26/Oct/17
He looks nearly the 6'2 mark in his movies but not a full 6'2 I think he was between 6'1.50" - 6'1.75" (187 cm) and nowadays he is a strong 185 cm barefoot not less than that.

Ghostbusters in peak and barefoot;


Harold Ramis 188'5 cm
Bill Murray 187 cm
Dan Aykroyd 185'5cm
Ernie Hudson 183 cm
Sigourney Weaver 181cm


Fantastic actor mr Murray!!!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/17
186cm is the absolute lowest I can buy for Bill's peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Oct/17
He still looked a strong 6ft1 just a few years ago w/h George Clooney
Adijos said on 20/Oct/17
Rob, could you give Bill a peak height of 6'1.25" and the current height of 6'0.75"?
Wipeout said on 18/Oct/17
Bill Murray could pull off 6'2" back in the 80s and 90s.
Jake: 1.84 m - 1.85 m said on 11/Oct/17
I think 6ft 1.25in (186 cm) is fitting for Murray.
The shredder said on 11/Oct/17
210 lbs in 1990 seems a lot , I would have guessed 180
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 11/Oct/17
Looked about 4.5" shorter than a 6'4.5" Michael Jordan. Click Here Can't see their footwear, but I really doubt Murray's 6'1", probably more like 6'0"-6'0.5"
James B said on 8/Oct/17
Rob- watching space jam right now and I thought Murray actually looked more 6ft compared to Jordan.

Or maybe 4 inches is a bigger difference than i think?
Editor Rob: it can be significant, but sometimes in films it can look less or more depending on various angles or positions of actors.
berta said on 1/Oct/17
out of bed peak 187,7 before bed 186,1 peak
berta said on 1/Oct/17
peak 186 and 185 flat today
Animus said on 22/Sep/17
Bill Murray was not quite as tall as David Letterman back in the day. Murray could appear taller than a flat 6'1, but everyone can occasionally appear taller than they really are. In his prime he would have been about 3½ inches taller than the average man - more than enough to give a tall impression.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/17
Sorry Rob, just couldn't resist!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/17
🌇:188.6cm
🌃:186.7cm
Editor Rob: I see you found the emoticon for peak/evening height there!
berta said on 12/Sep/17
186 cm is after all the best listing for bill murray. average vote could be couple mm to high but he could look it half of the time.
Richardspain said on 27/Aug/17
187cm peak
185cm now

Barefoot

Great actor uncle Murray!! My favourite.
Bugsy said on 9/Aug/17
Last year, on the Jimmy Kimmel show (you can find the clip on Youtube), Murray was about the same height as Kimmel, with Murray in flats (yes, like ballet flats) and Kimmel in dress shoes... which translates to Murray being clearly taller than Kimmel. Now Kimmel's height... that's a good question. 5'10"? 6ft? (probably not the latter)

Based on that, 185 cm is the upper limit for Murray, again seeing that he was the same height as William Atherton in the early 1980's (just in case someone tries to argue "height loss"). Take a look at Atherton's page here. Both men perhaps over 6ft when they were younger, but not over 6'1".
Richardspain said on 7/Aug/17
I think Murray had same height than Gene Hackman.

187 cm barefoot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/17
He did pull off 6ft2 in Lost In Translation....
Bugsy said on 6/Aug/17
Just saw Ghostbusters (1 and 2). Around the same height as William Atherton, clearly shorter than Harold Ramis and a LOT shorter than Kurt Fuller. The comparison between him and Aykroyd is tricky, throughout both movies one looks taller in one scene and the other in the next. In any case, the difference is not more than one inch.

Also definitely not THAT much taller than Sigourney Weaver. Murray's (elsewhere) listed 6'2" is downright insane, he's definitely not over 6'1". Most probably somewhere between 5'11.5 and 6'1", the comparison with Atherton is the best proof of that so far considering there's a picture here of Atherton with Rob. Have to think about this some more before I submit a guess.
RichardSpain said on 4/Aug/17
In lost in translation Bill was next to japanese people everybody knows that japanese people is short. For example I remember elevator scene in this movie.
Murray was a solid 187 cm /188 cm in his younger days barefeet. In Lost In translation he looks still range 186/187 cm nearly 6'2.
James B said on 31/Jul/17
Rob watching lost in translation right now and I am thinking he looks a legit 6'2.

Do you think that could just be because he is acting along scarlett johansson and japanese people?
Editor Rob: genuine 6ft 1 range men can look tall, Bill isn't a guy who slouches around at that height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jul/17
6ft1½ looks like the best pick for him.
Colberto said on 23/Jul/17
Hey rob do you see him at 6'1 1/4" at peak. Sure looked a strong 6'1" in What about bob. In what about bob he looked 8" taller than Richard Dreyfuss. He looks like he could comfortably measure 6'1" 185.5-186cm
Editor Rob: that figure may well turn out to be the best pick for him.
Jug said on 18/Jul/17
6'1.25 is not impossible for a peak height. Harold Ramis edged him out slightly in Ghostbusters. Bill is a very strong 6'1.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Jul/17
I really think this guy would fall in 6'1.5" than just 6'1" flat.
Richardspain said on 15/Jul/17
Uncle Murray always is taller than the casting. Near 6'3 with his boots is good height. Mostly the people moves between 170-180cm zone.
RisingForce said on 14/Jul/17
Yes, I understand you, Richard. Of course, subtle placement can always make the difference in a photo, but I do think they're pretty close to side by side there. Typically even big elevators don't add more than 6-7 cm, but Rob himself owns a pair that give nearly 10 cm, so it wouldn't surprise me if Burt had 8 cm elevator boots. The heels alone are big and the angle steep.
Johnny said on 14/Jul/17
Always gives a tall impression in his movies.
RichardSpain said on 13/Jul/17
Hi again Rising! I agree you, elevator shoes or lifs give max 6 -7 cm, is possible Burt was 187cm in that picture with his lifts.

The problem about that picture I see Murray is behind Burt so is possible Murray looks a bit shorter than Burt and his lifts/elevator shoes for this reason.

Is good picture curious picture! but as I say they aren't next to. They are one behind the other and sometimes photos where people are behind other people is difficult know his heights because arent't next to or face to face. I hope you understand me . Regards.
RisingForce said on 12/Jul/17
Richard, I agree Burt was likely around 180(5'10.75"-5'11"), but I'm not sure what height he was with elevator boots. Some of his elevator boots added at least 3", so he'd be 187-188 in those. He may have even worn 3.5" elevator boots on some occasions so it's possible he hit as tall as 189 cm in them as he was taller than 6-1ish Roger Moore in Cannonball Run and at least as tall as 6'1" Jonathan Ross in the early 90s, both of whom were at least 188-189 range in shoes. He actually looks about 3 cm taller than Murray there, but if Murray had normal shoes on, they'd be similar.

If you mean Burt could look like a 187 cm man max in elevators than I agree. Usually, he looked more in the 184-186 cm range in his big elevators, but Murray is almost barefoot so it skews things. Bill could have been 186, but I'm not sure about 187.
RichardSpain said on 12/Jul/17
Hi Rising !

Burt Reynolds was 180cm ( near 5,11)and I think with elevator boots not more than 187 cm similar height than Murray in peak.
RisingForce said on 11/Jul/17
Burt Reynolds in elevator boots was actually taller than Bill Murray in thin slippers: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jul/17
He actually could be mistaken for 6ft3-4 in Lost In Translation. That's too much though. If he was that tall then Chevy Chase was 6ft5-6!
Peterson188cm said on 1/Jul/17
Bill Murray at his peak: 6'1.5 (186.69cm)
RichardSpain said on 30/Jun/17
6'4 is too much for him. And to me he doesn't look that height in Lost in translation.

I think he was 6'3 in peak as Murray said and with his boots. But not more. In "lost in translation "he seems 6'2 not more.
Dean said on 30/Jun/17
Easily over 6ft2 back in his prime
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jun/17
@ Mark 5ft9.25

Hi Mark! I'm almost certain Bill was referred to as 6ft4 in 'Lost in Translation', and I did think he looked it next to 5ft3 Scarlett Johansson!
Obviously he has lost some height since then, so on this fine, grey-skied afternoon, I'll add a bit of brightness to Bill's day by giving him 6ft2.5!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/Jun/17
Bill Murray was easily a bit more than 6'1".

The fact he gets a lot of 6'2" billings and some times, people guess him 6'3" or 6'4". I wouldn't rule out 6'1.5".
Mark(5'9.25 said on 27/Jun/17
Bill Murray was easily a bit more than 6'1".
RichardSpain said on 27/Jun/17
Between 187 -188 cm when he was young and barefoot. It's very credible.
190 cm (6'3) as he said with his boots and when he was younger is very possible too.

Nowadays a solid 185cm barefoot. He lost maybe 2 cm respect his peak.
RichardSpain said on 21/Jun/17
Two days ago I was watching movie "St Vincent" where Murray made a fantastic role and he has still a good height, he is a strong 6'1 feet barefoot no less guys and with footwear maybe near 6'2. Big man and big actor Mr Murray.

6'3 in his boots ( 190cm) maybe when he was younger is very probable

@Rising I believe Chase was a perfect 6'3 o maybe 6'4", he is a tall man if you watch the end National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) he is taller than Candy who was a solid 188cm /6'2 "
RisingForce said on 20/Jun/17
Chase claimed 6'3.5" himself. He wasn't taller than that.
Danimal said on 18/Jun/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/17
I think 6ft1½ in all honesty is more than fair for his peak. No more than 2in shorter than Chevy...

Chase was a full 6'4" at his peak.
James said on 17/Jun/17
He was 6'1" at his peak.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 6/Jun/17
Also, this is the first time I've seen someone mistakenly guess Murray at 6'4". I do think 6'1.5" or 186 cm could be his listing. There is no difference between him and Michael Shannon.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/17
I think 6ft1½ in all honesty is more than fair for his peak. No more than 2in shorter than Chevy...
c-mo said on 4/Jun/17
186-187cm
berta said on 30/May/17
everyone clearly thinkh he was strong 186 guy at peak. Really think that is the best listing for him after all. With very good posture he could sometimes give almost 187 impression but 186 is probably what he was.
RichardSpain said on 29/May/17
I think uncle Murray is more taller than 185cm today. He is a strong 186 cm. And when he was young he was 188cm maybe he lost 2 cm.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 22/May/17
Rob, out of curiosity, how would a peak Bill Murray compare to a Peak Barack Obama?
Editor Rob: both can be argued as a strong 6ft 1
Mark(5'9.25 said on 20/May/17
This guy is the prime example of a 186 cm person. Easily over 6'1" in his glory days.
Sonnecker said on 5/May/17
Good genetics for Bill!
He couldn't be less than 185 cm today,and probably he probably was 186 cm / 6'1,25" in youth...
berta said on 5/May/17
bill murray back to back with paul walker 20 years back would be almost the sam e hieght not 1 inch difference. i think paul could edge him out with a fraction bill murray just over 186 and paul walker 187
Dejavu said on 28/Apr/17
He looks 6'1 today but I won't go higher. He looks to have maybe 2 inches on Bruce Willis
RichardSpain said on 28/Apr/17
Yes 186 cm today no less.

I read that sometimes he is in the son's pub in New York city . If somebody visit the pub could be good idea to see the real Murray's Height.
berta said on 27/Apr/17
186!!!!!!!!.
JordanG said on 24/Apr/17
I think we have the facts here. 6'0.50 according to SNL but possible 6'1 and he even says 6'3 in boots. 2.5 inch boots possibly?
Jalen C Gilmer said on 17/Apr/17
6'1.25 in his younger days, 6'1 now.
RichardSpain said on 3/Apr/17
I'm sure Murray is around 185cm real today. Young maybe 187cm or 188 cm is possible when he made caracer Dr Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters.
jtm said on 28/Mar/17
Didn't look over 6'1 with Chevy chase and Stephen tobolowsky
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/17
I don't think 6ft1½ peak is a stretch. He looked it in the 70's-80's. Remember, in centimetres it's actually 186.69cm, not quite 187cm
berta said on 24/Mar/17
rob the average guess is 186,5 i think it would really be fait to give him 186 peak i think there is like only 25 procent chanse of him being shorter than that peak. 187 could be to mutch peak but 186 would be perfect at peak.
Editor Rob: I still wouldn't rule out 1.25
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Mar/17
Bill strikes me as a thoroughly nice bloke actually! I thought he was about 6ft4 comparing him to Scarlett in 'Lost in Translation'.
I'll give him 6ft1.5, though I reckon he was quite a bit taller in his younger days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/17
Peak: 6ft1½(186.69cm)
Today: 6ft1(185.42cm)
berta said on 9/Feb/17
today he looks like a guy who would measure about 6 foot 1 not taller. but not really shorter. edvard norton was more than 1 inch shorter for example. and at peak he was 186,5 and with good posture he could manage to look 187 with people. he is an almost 6 foot 1 1/2 guy. little littel under at peak and now 6 foot 1 ore little little under.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/17
I can still see him hitting 6ft1 today when measured.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jan/17
Looked every bit of 6ft1½ on SNL. After Chevy Chase, him and Aykroyd are tied as the 2nd tallest cast members
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/17
Rob how likely is 6ft today?
Editor Rob: Rampage, I'm sure he's not lost much, but at times might be looking a six footer with a bit poorer posture.
Bon_ said on 18/Jan/17
peak height at least 186
Luke74 said on 10/Dec/16
Time for an 'age downgrade'?
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 4/Dec/16
"Bill Murray's Peak Height was 6ft 1.25in (186.1 cm)"
berta said on 2/Dec/16
i cant see him 2 cm shorter than arnold peak. i think they were the same ore bill was 0,5 cm taller than arnold
slothee said on 29/Nov/16
Definitely 6'1.25" at peak, no less.
berta said on 29/Nov/16
i really cant ever se him under 186 peak and still today looks 185,5. 186,5 peak and 185,5 now. 1-1,5 cm taller than akroyd who was a legit 185 guy
Mark(5'9.25") said on 18/Nov/16
Solid 6'1.5" in his peak.

Rob, do you think a peak for 6'1.5" would be fine for bill Murray?
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
Peak 6'1.5 and 6'1 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Oct/16
In The Royal Tenanbaums he was like the tallest one in the cast.
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
12years back bill murray was closer to 6'1.5 maybe just 6'1.25 in 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou , def 186cm compare to 5'10.5 owen wilson
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/16
He could actually pull off 6ft2 in Caddyshack in scenes with Chevy. Easily 6ft1½ peak
Mike said on 1/Sep/16
Spot on, Rampage.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Sep/16
I can see Murray having close to if not a full 1in on Ford when ther were both in their prime.

Bill Murray: 6ft1¼-6ft1½
Harrison Ford: 6ft0½-6ft0¾
berta said on 29/Aug/16
try to Picture this. Close your Eyes and see bill murray and harrison ford stand back to back 30 years ago. am i the onlyone who Think that there would have been around 2,5-3 cm beetween them
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/16
Lol at 5ft10...
jon said on 18/Aug/16
Charlie is trolling well, Murray is 5'10 lol thats a good Joke, Solid 6'1 guy, Your not the same guy who said John candy was also a 5'10 guy lol
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jul/16
Peak: 186-187cm
Today: 185-186cm
charlie said on 12/Jul/16
He looked 5 ft 11 in Groundhog Day and that's with shoes on. Bare feet he was most likely 5 ft 10. Today he looks about 5 ft 9 due to shrinkage.
Mark said on 7/Jul/16
Rob, you think he could have lost a bit of height now that he's nearing 70?
Editor Rob: he might have lost a bit now yeah, how much? Not a big amount...
Scott said on 3/Jul/16
I'm saying just under 6' 2". He didn't have good posture.
richie said on 24/Jun/16
Yeah i think 6'1" is spot on, he was the same height as Dan Ackroyd in Ghostbusters and similiar to John Candy, strong 6'1"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Still 6ft1 range today...
Bard said on 31/May/16
Seems about right.

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Judd said on 30/May/16
I think he was 6'1.25" at peak and today 6'1"...
He always seemed tall to me!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/May/16
No more than 2in shorter than Chevy in Caddyshack so 187cm is very arguable peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/16
6ft1¼-6ft1½ at least peak.
Berta said on 15/May/16
I think he was roughly 6 foot 1 and 1/2
richie said on 27/Apr/16
Solid 6'1"..would stand 6'2" in shoes, he was exactly the same height as Dan Aykroyd in GhostBusters
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/16
Well Berta, 186.69cm is exactly 6ft1½
berta said on 6/Apr/16
strong 186 ore weak 87 at peak maybe. Beside Bruce willis and Edvard Norton he really doesnt look under 6 foot one i Think he looks a Little over that with them even now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/16
I think B-C at peak. I think A puts him more in the weak 6ft2 zone which he could look occasionally but not often enough.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/16
He really did look like a 187cm guy in the 70's-80's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/16
Rob, which range at peak?

A) 189cm/187cm
B) 188.5cm/186.5cm
C) 188cm/186cm
D) 187.5cm/185.5cm
E) 187cm/185cm
Editor Rob: D or C is possible, I wouldn't go to A
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/16
Rob, is 6ft1½ still possible in his prime?
Editor Rob: 186cm is quite arguable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
Editor Rob: a fraction probable. He could have went from strong 6ft 1 to just under 6ft 1

I think he went from near 6ft2 to 6ft1 flat. Still looks at least this height in Aloha, Monuments Men and Rock The Kasbah.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
"Peak height was 6ft 1½in (187cm)"

If not a weak 6ft2. Today he still looks at least 6ft1.
Gx79 said on 18/Nov/15
Rob do u think he lost any height
Editor Rob: a fraction probable. He could have went from strong 6ft 1 to just under 6ft 1
dmeyer said on 3/Nov/15
He looks 4cm taller than norton who looks 2cm taller than willis
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/15
Rob, I agree w/h your post from 2005.

He does look 6ft2 in Lost in Translation
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/15
He really did look 187-188cm in Caddyshack.
Ghostbuster said on 9/Oct/15
As a lifelong Ghostbusters fan, my observations are that Ramis had in excess of inch on him minimum and it wasn't just an impression from his huge hair.

Murray was very close equal to Aykroyd in height but in some scenes looked a shade shorter. If you consider the "Nestle Crunch Bar" scene outside the New York Public Library, here Murray looks certainly shorter than both co-stars.

He was noticeably shorter than Sedgewick Hotel Manager Michael Ensign who is listed on this site at 6.1, and Murray and co are in their big paratrooper boots in this scene so speculate to your hearts content.

In Ghostbusters II, in every scene with Sigourney Weaver, Murray's considerably taller than her, whereas Aykroyd is only a little taller than Weaver who wears small heals. Bill seemed to grow two inches for scenes with Weaver. The only explanation I can conclude is Murray wore small lifts maybe an inch. He's over 6 feet maybe he was 6.1 but certainly no taller.

"Anybody seen a Ghost?"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/15
Looks 6ft1½-2 w/h Conan
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/15
Peak 6'1.5 - 6'1.75

Now 6'1.25 , edge out kevin costner by 0.5 on a golf game recently
The Exorcist said on 28/Sep/15
Great photo's of Bill with 6'4" Conan O'Brien here:

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kevin said on 27/Sep/15
in aloha he was roughly the same height as cooper, could be heading 6ft0.75in-0.5in now and at peak 6ft1.25in
Sam said on 21/Sep/15
I may be a weaker 6'5" than Stern and that is similar to how I look next to 6'1" range guys.
Sean said on 2/Sep/15
With 6'5.25" Howard Stern. Stern seems to make everyone look lower than their stated heights.
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BT said on 31/Aug/15
@Editor Rob: Is the plan to give him 6'1.25 peak and 6'0.75 current when he looks to be dipping under 6'1 a bit? Surely he could have dropped at least a fraction by 64.
[Editor Rob: not impossible he could end up with that mark.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/15
@Sam: Ramis could have been 6ft2+ though.
Sam said on 30/Jul/15
The original Ghost Busters is a film where he looks to be barely hitting the 6'1" mark, a solid inch under Ramis and no taller than Aykroyd. Something like The Spy Who Knew Too Little, he can look near 6'2". There's a good chance he be 6'1.25" at peak still.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/15
Near 6ft2 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Apr/15
He still looks 6ft1½ in recent pictures...sometimes even 6ft2!

Rob, do you think Bill might be getting advice from Brad Pitt and George Clooney on where to get to decent heeled shoes in Hollywood?
Dingus said on 4/Apr/15
Looked like he could have had a peak height more akin towards 6'01.50" or 6'01.25".
Sam said on 3/Apr/15
It must be stated that with the Ghostbusters, Murray looked as listed, definitely no taller than Akroyd and edged out by Ramis.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/15
I think he was 6ft1½-2 peak.
jtm said on 28/Mar/15
184.3cm says on 27/Mar/15
@jtm

Robbins also has advantage so yeah it wasnt great, i came to my 3 inch conclusion because of
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maybe the ground is uneven.
Lorne??? said on 27/Mar/15
I agree he generally looked more 186-187cm than 185cm at peak, but Rob is right, he was never 6'2 range, look at him with Chevy Chase who has now said he was "like 6ft3.5" at the time.

I do think we should bring him up to 186, though. Rob says he might have occasionally wore lifts, which, if true would explain him looking closer to 6'2 at times. I've always thought he looked 186-7, Rob had him 6'1, but you could argue 6ft1.5, the 1.25 would be a good compromise. He was marginally taller than Akroyd, who certainly wasn't under 185.(If he was, that is bad news for Jimmy Fallon!)
184.3cm said on 27/Mar/15
@jtm

Robbins also has advantage so yeah it wasnt great, i came to my 3 inch conclusion because of
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slothee said on 26/Mar/15
I'd say 6'1.25" range for him. Even today he looks like the amount of height he's lost is minimal.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/15
Yeah he can still look 186-187cm today. I don't think he's really lost anything substantial. Maybe a centimetre tops.

But Dmeyer are you certain on 6ft2 peak?
jtm said on 26/Mar/15
robbins is clearly slouching.
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15
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3 inches shorter than Tim Robbins.
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Evry one on this page think 6'1.5 is closer he desserves aleast 6'1.25 and peak 6'1.5
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
[Editor Rob: I doubt he was near 6ft 2, with a guy like chevy chase I think around 186cm is more likely than 188cm.]
Dmeyer said on 26/Mar/15
Rob Bill in his 60s looks 6cm over willis 3-5cm over 182-3cm Norton , to me this Guys looks 6'1.25-1.5 today maybe he lost only 1cm and was 6'1.75-2in peak , 6'3 in a 1.25in boot peak is very believable , rob this Guy needs a serious upgreat , as he looks óver 6'1 at over 60 how can he be listed at 6'1 also was taller than aukroyd peak so aleast 6'1.5 listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
He's still at least 6ft1 today. In Monuments Men he easily has about 3in on Clooney (bare minimum 5ft10½ now).
Dmeyer said on 9/Mar/15
He looks 6'1.5 near Norton and willis , he looks it with damon , i could see 6'3 in boots that 1.25 , at peak peak 187 now 186
Lorne said on 7/Mar/15
You really think he wore lifts?!?

Damn, anyone could wear them, if h does!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Mar/15
He looks very close to Harold Ramis in Stripes.

I'd say 187cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
Dejavu says on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.

Agree
Dejavu said on 21/Feb/15
Looks 6'1-6'2. Probably a strong 6'1 in his peak.
184.3cm said on 19/Feb/15
I would have guessed 187cm at peak 6'1.5. He seemed to edge Dan Aykroyd out in the ghostbuster films.
jtm said on 19/Feb/15
rob how tall do you think wes anderson is? he is listed 6'1 in most sites but he looks taller than murray in recent pictures. maybe murray is closer to 6'0 nowadays.
[Editor Rob: I'd say 6ft 1.]
cole said on 17/Feb/15
@Editor Rob: Besides the fact that he has looked 186 cm, a 64 year old man is likely to have lost a little height, so maybe you should just give him the 186 cm peak height as he still to this day pulls off 185 cm.
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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@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 is sexy 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.

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