Bill Paxton's Height
5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)
American Actor, best remembered for roles in films such as Aliens, Twister, True Lies, Frailty, Tombstone, Edge of Tomorrow, Near Dark, A Simple Plan and Apollo 13. On TV he appeared in Big Love.
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Average Guess (37 Votes)
5ft 11.57in (181.8cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/May/20
Tom Hanks and Bill is probably same height peak and after before Bill pass on.
Jkiller said on 16/May/20
Carlos172 said on 13/May/20
I think he was at least 6 feet tall, from all the movies I watched him, and sometimes he even looked a little over! 5'-11.5", I don't think so.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/20
No a peak Arnold easily had more than 1in on Bill
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Dec/19
Paxton atually look 6'0 peak with Arnold. If 6'1 1/2 peak for Arnie is legit. I don't see Tom Hanks anything taller than Paxton never was.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Nov/19
Before Rob had Paxton at 5'11 1/2 there is always 5'11 listing everywhere for him especially imdb and google.
Dmeyer said on 17/Nov/19
arnie defenetly looks 3cm taller so not less than 185/6'0,75 peak
Tall Sam said on 13/Sep/19
It's kind of splitting hairs but I think the late, great Bill was maybe closer to 5'11.25" at peak than the listing.
Peter 180cm said on 30/Dec/18
Around 181cm seems ok.RIP
Junior Hernandez 1990
said on 25/Oct/18
Paxton had a tall son who is about 6'2. Click Here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jul/18
Rob if go back to the memory of that day you meet Paxton. Do you feel he can be measure 182cm by you?
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 26/Jun/18
Paxton was never shorter than Tom Hanks before his passing and sometimes look more legit 6'0 than Hanks. I'm wonder 5'11 5/8 for Paxton when Rob meet him in this photo taken since Rob had more sneakers and 5'11 7/8 peak same as Hanks.
berta said on 25/Jun/18
yeah there was more than a fraction beetween him and gyllenhall. i think bill at peak when he was standing tall was 6 foot and gyllenhall isnt really over 180 cm. he never look tall. sometimes can give a 179 wibe but that can be to low. 183 bill - 180 jake
RJC said on 12/Apr/18
Was wathing Nightcrawler (great film) and though he had an inch on Gyllenhaal.
Paul NS (6ft0.5)
said on 31/Dec/17
Rob, did he have a current/peak height at the time of his death?
Editor Rob: he was never given one, I think Bill made it to late 50's without anything lost.
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 30/Dec/17
needs a 182 upgrade.
Anonymous said on 6/Nov/17
Wow! 3.5 inches this is big difference!
King of the hill 91 said on 1/Nov/17
Rob had bigger boots so even peak 183cm peak rob 183cm peak you have bigger boots and he was sixty so 183cm peak plus he has passed you said you would do a peak when a actor died
Junior said on 20/Oct/17
Rob, perhaps you should added a peak 6 ft 0 in (182.9cm) for Bill Paxton?
MisterManletMick said on 23/Sep/17
funny how Sgt Apone said in the background in the Sulaco "I don't care if you're short Hudson!" yet ironically he was one of the tallest in the movie.
said on 5/Sep/17
Rob, how did he compare to his Twister co-star Cary Elwes?
Editor Rob: they might not be that far apart if measured.
185cmAriel said on 24/Jul/17
looks 184 cm tho
King of the hill 91 said on 7/Jul/17
Rob has bigger boots 183cm peak
King of the hill 91 said on 6/Jun/17
Rob you said that when a famous person dies you put them to their peak height maybe 182cm was probley when he passed thanks and 183cm peak maybe a weake one
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/17
At the time of his death: 181-182cm
King of the hill 91 said on 1/May/17
Rob mate on a page you said that when a actor dies you put them to their peak the fact mr paxton died at nearly 62 he probley lost some height could you put peak height maybe 182cm was probley when he passed thanks mate maybe 183cm weake or something leggend love his movies aliens near dark
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 26/Apr/17
Looks 5ft11.5 as listed.
berta said on 26/Apr/17
did you was in some of the best movies ever made. i think he could have been 182 at his death but at peak i think both him and michael biehn was 6 foot.maybe 3-4 mm under it
shiva 181 cms said on 25/Apr/17
Rest in peace Bill Paxton ,great actor ,was shocked to hear he passed away too young ,will be missed
S.J.H said on 3/Apr/17
Rob, you should leave a peak height for Bill Paxton at 6'0 since he was over 60 in this picture with you.
Sean73 said on 14/Mar/17
6 foot peak looks right for me. Weird Science was the first movie I saw him in. I had a feeling he would do well in Hollywood. 4 decades in the business. RIP Mr. Paxton.
Csimpson 6ft said on 4/Mar/17
5'11.5 is a good listing he pretty much looks this with you Rob, R.I.P Bill
Pierre said on 3/Mar/17
About 5"11' imo ,nice picture
ty said on 2/Mar/17
he def 5'11 and he over 60 years of age iam suprised he didn't shrink rip
Jordan87 said on 1/Mar/17
RIP. Always thought this guy was entertaining in whatever role he did. Also seemed like a Down to earth Fellow.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/17
Yeah Arch, he looked taller than Cary Elwes but I think he had cowboy boots on. I wouldn't dispute 6ft peak.
Rob, maybe a slight upgrade could be an appropriate send off for Bill?
Sam said on 28/Feb/17
61 is far too young, such sad news.
Johnny said on 28/Feb/17
RIP....Human life is so fragile....very talented actor and will be missed....
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Feb/17
How awful to hear of Bill's passing. One great actor, he will be remembered with affection and sadly missed. Far too young.
RIP Bill xxx
Arch Stanton said on 27/Feb/17
RIP Bill Pullman, I mean Paxton! Good actor, very close to 6' in the 80s and 90s, in fact in twister he could look 6'1-6'2!
Around 5'9 said on 26/Feb/17
6'0 peak. Rest in peace. You were great in Terminator 1 and Alien 2. Thanks for the performances.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/17
Can't believe it...RIP
Mr. R said on 26/Feb/17
Wow. Another Hollywood actor gone. RIP.
Greg said on 26/Feb/17
so sad to have learned of his passing. R.I.P he will be missed.
said on 26/Feb/17Click Here
Rest in peace Bill Paxton ...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/17
Yeah, I think he's around 5ft11 today
S.J.H said on 24/Feb/17
I agree with rampage but nowadays he dipping into 5'11 could just be 5'11.5 in the morning
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/17
I sincerely think 5ft11¾ is a more appropriate listing for his peak.
King of the hill 91
said on 11/Feb/17
Rob could he have lost height he is sixty one what would you put him peak and at this point in time
Editor Rob: at age 59 he could have lost a little, some do lose a fraction.
you can reach 60 with no visible loss, although 1-3mm is very common, but mostly undetectable.
S.J.H said on 11/Jan/17
I would believe paxton is 5'11.75 at peak but he really don't look over 5'11.25 with rob even consider he had like fraction less footwear. Jake gyllenhaal is probably a weak 5'11 unlike bill paxton strong 5'11 range at age 61
said on 9/Dec/16
Rob, don't you think he could hit six feet? Looks like it here, and he has a large forehead as well.
Editor Rob: in person Giorgi, every legit six footer I've seen is taller than Paxton.
Josh Jeffords said on 26/Nov/16
Yeah always wondered he's looked tall to average even small at times.
Seems pretty clear from photo must have bad posture.
Was a decent actor in his day funny lanky guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/16
That mark is fair for his peak, Dmeyer
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/16
That looks spot on for his peak, Dmeyer.
Dmeyer said on 22/Sep/16
Rob if you think 182-182,5cm at night prime then list the Guy 5 ft 11,75 aleast
Danimal said on 20/Sep/16
dmeyer said on 30/Sep/15
Rob you look taller than cruise does near him by 1in
That's because Cruise is (or WAS) 5'6 3/4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/16
Also unforgettable in Titanic
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/16
Also unforgettable in Titanic and
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/16
Looks closer to 5ft11 flat today
berta said on 14/Jun/16
looked 183 guy in Movies but in this photo looks more like 181. !82 seems very good
Sam said on 6/Jun/16
He does look as listed, but having a longer forehead like he does can make you appear shorter I guess.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Apr/16
Weak 6ft peak
charlie said on 14/Apr/16
He looks 5' 11". I alwasy thought he was 5' 9" because he is so well proportioned that he doesn't come afross as taller than any male actors for example Vertical Limit. He does't appear overly tall. I thought he was 5' 9" all this time but i can clearly see he is 5' 11"
said on 7/Apr/16
Rob, which zone would you throw Paxton into in his prime?
I can certainly buy 5ft11¾ peak of not the full 6ft.
Editor Rob: C-D range is quite likely
Johno said on 17/Feb/16
Not 5'10 but 5'11.
Andrea said on 7/Jan/16
He does look over 5'10 with Rob, around 5'11 actually, considering he has got a bit less footwear... But yeah he doesn't look 5'11.5 here!
said on 4/Jan/16
Rob, are you sure he's still 5ft11½ today?
Beside you he looks maybe a strong 5ft10, certainly not over 5ft11.
Editor Rob: he's still in 5ft 11 range
the shredder said on 23/Oct/15
Rob looks shorter than Cruise does with him.
Sam said on 14/Oct/15
Rob, could you add Near Dark, Titanic and A Simple Plan to his credits please?
said on 3/Oct/15
Hi Rob. Did you ask Bill about his height or has he ever claimed it?
[Editor Rob: I'm sure in the 80's he was described in six foot range, but I never asked.]
Rey said on 30/Sep/15
I remember when Paxton stood next to Arnold in "True Lies" - I could not tell who was taller. Paxton could have been shoeless in that scene because he was down to his boxers.
said on 30/Sep/15
Rob you look taller than cruise does near him by 1in
[Editor Rob: look at Cruise with Paxton in this Shot
...he's looking a decent height there, although in Edge of Tomorrow he looked smaller...but then he was taller than Noah Taylor who in person isn't much under 5ft 8 really...]
GP said on 30/Sep/15
To me he doesn't look 182 in the above photo. I can buy 181, but I think more like 180. Rob,now that you have a photo with him, are you still convinced that Tom Cruise is almost 5'8"?
Sam said on 30/Sep/15
Yeah a mere cm loss is probably not uncommon at 60.
Ian C said on 30/Sep/15
I'm not sure if people commonly lose height by the time there are 60, as Danimal suspects, unless they have osteoporosis. Paxton does not look stooped or frail, so I doubt if he is shorter now than he was when he was 20.
Hypado said on 29/Sep/15
Bill Paxton's Height is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)
Great Photo. One of my favorite actors. 182 or 181 cm in this photo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/15
"Bill Paxton's height is 5ft 11¼in (181cm)"
"Peak height was 5ft 11¾in (182cm)"
said on 29/Sep/15
Here is my photo Click Here
Oanh said on 28/Sep/15
kevin said on 27/Sep/15
i think 182 fits him good, could be a strong one at peak and now still 181-182cm
TJE said on 27/Sep/15
He's near enough today and easily so in his prime.
Danimal said on 26/Sep/15
Considering he's 60 years old (looks great for his age), he probably lost some height. Was easily 6'0" during his prime.
jtm said on 26/Sep/15
maybe he lost height. he doesn't look over 5'11 with rob.
Judd ISR said on 26/Sep/15
Vegas said on 24/Sep/15
paxton and a 45/46 year old arnold @ 52 seconds Click Here
In true lies IMO Arnold looks 6'1" (same size as Tom Arnold)...I always guessed for him a peak of 6'1-1.25"
said on 25/Sep/15
For some reason he just does convince me as a full 182 cm in that particular picture...the slight footwear discrepancy could be throwing me a cm or two down.
[Editor Rob: I went through with a friend who got a picture after me, he is six foot, paxton looked an inch smaller beside him...but my friend had slightly more like me footwear...]
Joe257 said on 25/Sep/15
Strong 5'11" or a Weak 6-footer, take your pick!
184.3cm (Night) said on 25/Sep/15
Looks 5'11 but has less shoe so 5'11.25"-5'11.5" is good.
Robbin said on 24/Sep/15
The previous listing was 5'10.75 on some site and also 5'11. Generally is 180cm and look accurate next to 5'8 rob
Jakertini said on 24/Sep/15
5'11 1/2" maybe 5'11 1/4". He probably shrunk and was between 5'11 3/4-6'0" at his peak
said on 24/Sep/15
paxton and a 45/46 year old arnold @ 52 seconds Click Here
Alex 6'0 said on 24/Sep/15
I'd say 5'11.25-5'11.5
Andrea said on 24/Sep/15
He looks about 5'11 with you... 180-181 is believable!
Gonzalo said on 24/Sep/15
1,82 seems spot on
Byron T. said on 24/Sep/15
Good pic, Rob! I think Bill Paxton could've pulled off 6'0'' when he was younger. Interestingly, he looks more or less the same height as Michael Biehn in your photo together.
the shredder said on 24/Sep/15
Rob , you still think Beihn is taller?
S.J.H said on 24/Sep/15
Look more like the end of 5 footer. 180cm
Emil 182-183 cm said on 24/Sep/15
Sam, I definitely see a solid 5'11.5. How does he look shorter too you?
Maximus said on 24/Sep/15
What would you guess his head length is, Rob? 10"?
Judd ISR said on 23/Sep/15
It depends by his shoes but in the picture with Rob he actually looks 8 cms taller...I think 5'11.5" for his peak/current height is fine!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/15
What was he like, Rob?
Sam said on 23/Sep/15
Looks surprisingly like a weak 5'11" in the photo. Paxton could be dropping a little height there but Rob is too.
ICEHeadsmoker said on 11/Jul/15
Yeah If you see him in Nightcrawler with Jake Gyllehnhal he is clearly taller than him by almost 2 inches which is surprising Strong 5'11" even in his 50's.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/15
Rob, maybe 5ft11¾ could be closer?
said on 29/May/15
Actually, he really did pass for 6ft in the 80's-90's.
Rob, could he have been that tall in his 30's?
[Editor Rob: he could look near it yeah.]
Hypado said on 17/Feb/15
In The movie Million Dollar Arm:
Bill Paxton - 5ft 11.5
Jon Hamm - 6ft 0.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/14
It would be an interesting comparison. I'd love to see them do a movie together. Both very adept at playing smug arrogant businessmen
Sam said on 10/Dec/14
Yeah, I'd guess Paxton would be a fraction taller both at peak and now with both guys in their 50s. Baldwin is more of a sloucher and a bit heavier too though.
said on 21/Nov/14
Rob, who do you think would be taller Bill Paxton or Alec Baldwin?
[Editor Rob: Paxton has held his height well over 30 years, baldwin at times can now look barely 5ft 11, but maybe back in 90's still could be right near 182]
Sam said on 10/Nov/14
Yeah, I think Paxton could have been close to six foot, maybe a 5'11.75" guy?
I always liked Paxton as an actor, he could be over-the-top in several 80s-90s actions movies but it fit the comic book style of those films. He can do subtle work in movies like A Simple Plan or on Big Love and I liked his film Frailty w/ McConaughey. I always thought the Pullman-Paxton put-down was a bit harsh, Pullman can be a good actor too with material like Zero Effect or Igby Goes Down.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Oct/14
6ft1-6ft2 in Twister, Arch?
Dmeyer said on 29/Jun/14
Near Cruise he looks 6ft
Dmeyer said on 29/Jun/14
Henricsen has 1cm more shoes
said on 22/May/14
Rob, anyone who saw Million Dollar Arm (good movie by the way) can't possibly tell me that there's 1.25 inches of difference between Bill Paxton and John Hamm as is listed on here (Paxton as 5'11.5 and Hamm as 6'0.75"). I don't know if it's that Paxton is listed too low or Hamm too tall but either way there's not 1.25 inches there. If I had to give an honest guess I'd say there both about 6'0.5". Either way there both tremendous actors and it was a good movie.
[Editor Rob: Paxton can look 6ft]
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Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/14
He can definitely give a taller impression at times. He looks 6'1"-6'2" in Twister to me with his hair and good shoes!...
JD183 said on 2/Feb/14
He's a solid 6' in Twister
dmeyer said on 22/Jan/14
with henriksen dosnt look over 181cm
cole said on 15/Jan/14
In 2 Guns he looked the same height or slightly taller than Denzel. He's got 5'11 listings on other sites, but can look around 182 cm.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Oct/13
Looks 5'11" ish in Titanic. Been a while since I saw it!
Greg said on 3/Oct/13
I think a good call by Rob on height; a recent shot of Paxton with Tom Hanks shows him fractionally shorter; he's between 5'11" and 6ft.
Yaspaa said on 2/Oct/13
There was no decent comparison scene in True Lies, Paxton was barefoot, Arnie in combat boots and Paxton was hunkered down the whole time.
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/13
Arnie had an easy 2 inches on him in True Lies, he actually looked 5'11 flat in comparison.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/12
Actually in Twister he could look close to 6ft1 with Helen Hunt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/12
The son looks 4in taller. I'd say 6ft3. Bill Paxton is 5ft11(180cm) no more or less. His lanky build gives a taller impression.
Shaun said on 13/Sep/12
I always get Bill Paxton and Bill Pullman mixed up for some reason LOL.
said on 12/Sep/12Click Here
This is a fairer one for comparison, his son though is bending his legs a bit and not quite straight. Do you think his son could be 6'3-6'4" Rob?
[Editor Rob: might be 6ft 2-3 range ]
said on 12/Sep/12Click Here
Mmm here he is with his 18 year old son James Paxton. His son must be 6'3-6'4?
Shaun said on 12/Sep/12
In my opinion he could look a similar height on screen to Harrison Ford. I think he looks taller than 5'11". I'd guess 6'.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/12
Maybe he wears lifts, Dmeyer?
Its quite common for a legit 5ft11
guy. Brad Pitt, Alec Baldwin and Bruce Willis are notorious for
doing it. I don't see how this guy could be any different.
Dmeyer said on 24/Jul/12
In most pics easily as tall as Tom Hanks , sometimes taller , i think its possible hé is same as Tom Hanks , maybe Tom was never more than 5 ft 11.75 dinner time
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 12/Feb/12
Close to 6ft0 at peak but not quite- 1.81 m
JohnnyRB said on 24/Jan/12
he is 5ft11, in The Last Supper we can see in the police criminal record of the character that he is 5ft11 an 175 pounds
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/11
181cm might be nearer, Rob?
Viper said on 25/Apr/11
I would have thought 6-0 from Twister.
Anonymous said on 24/Feb/11
5'11"? You guys are waaaaay off. I was an extra on big love and I'm 5'10" barefoot. Bill toward over me by 3 inches minimum.
The fact that he is listed under 6 feet made me question my own height. so I just measured myself again and I am indeed solidly 5'10" absolutely barefoot. My father is 6'1"'so I know what it looks like. Bill was that height minimum but I guess he could have had 2 inch lifts in his shoes.
Matt said on 22/Dec/10
Definitely always looked a legit 5' 11'' to me. He was definitely shorter than Michael Biehn in Aliens tho so probably not much taller than that.
Barry Langcaster said on 19/Jun/09
In Tombstone did indeed apear 5'11 to 5'11.5 in many scenes.
Bo said on 18/May/09
He looks 5'11 flat in big love
Anonymous said on 21/Apr/09
(Bill Paxton is the same actor as Bill Pullman) about 5'11.5" same actor.
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 20/Feb/09
Bo said on 19/Jan/09
yea 5'11 sounds right
GUK said on 13/Dec/08
In Trespass William Sadler looked maximum 2 inches smaller than Paxton. I believe Paxton's height here, so I think Sadler is more 5ft 9
alfredmcluvian said on 30/Aug/08
I saw Frailty starring him, again. He looks really tall there. For sure he's got long legs.
I would say 6'1. I cannot be sure, though. Might be an illusion created by already mentioned long legs.
mofo said on 22/Jul/07
Whats funny is was he taller than Michael Biehn in aliens same height or shorter cause I can't remember?
Rob, glenn have either of you met either biehn or paxton? Their height has always facenated me!
Big Dave said on 29/Jan/07
This looks about right. He appeared to be a few inches shorter than Arnie in True Lies. Arnie was about 6'1.5 at this time. They are probably similar in size now as Arnie has lost a bit of height.
dmeyer said on 21/Dec/06
5'11 to 6 feet make sens since a friend of his told me he was about my height give or take and i am 5'11 5'11.5 make sens but he can look easy 6 ft
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
i remember that ernie was mush taller than him in true lies
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/06
he clearly is taller than matthew
[Editor Rob: Paxton did wear boots of some sort in Twister, did look easy 6ft there, except when squaring up to cary elwes...ground not in favor maybe]
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/06
there's a scene at the end of "true lies", in the ballroom, where he stands eye-to-eye with arnold. 5 11.5 sounds about right.
said on 21/Mar/06
Look at this:Click Here
Bill Paxton looks 1-1
dmeyer said on 19/Mar/06
afer watchig getty images i say paxton look close to 6 feet
[Editor Rob: I dug out aliens again just there (the wonders of having about 5 hd-recorders stuffed with films ;-)
...maybe this is possible, certainly with Sigourney he could look 6ft, and barefoot maybe beside Al Matthews he could, I thought at first he was a little shorter]