How tall is Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

American actor best known for films such as Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping, Spaceballs, The Equalizer Malice, The Last Seduction, Lost Highway, Sleepless in Seattle and Zero Effect.

How tall is Bill Pullman
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
6ft 1.49in (186.7cm)
berta said on 10/Feb/23
i donth think he was 6´1 1/2 but he was one of those guys that you always think is at worst 6´1 flat. i think 186 is the best listing. Will msiht was a fraction taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Aug/22
I think there was at least 1in between them, Jake. But Pullman at 186cm and Baldwin 182-183cm looks spot on.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 6/Aug/22
6ft 1 flat is closer, not above. Him and Alec were pretty close in Malice. Truth is, Baldwin looked 5ft 11¾ in that flick beside Bill.
The Batman 97808 said on 5/May/22
Interestingly, I've seen a few websites say he's 5'9.
Jared Tyler said on 27/Feb/22
Peak: 6'2
Today: 6'1 3/4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/21
Strong 6ft1 peak, weak 6ft1 now
Hulk.23 said on 20/Oct/20
In Independence Day in a specific scene he looks a good inche shorter than Will Smith, it’s true, but in all movie Will Smith wears boots which is plausible gave him 1,75-2” in height while Pullman classic dress shoes which gave him 1-1.25”. Overall I think Will Smith looks an honest 6’1.5 or even he’s taller than a flat 6’1 guy. Personally I think Bill Pullman was for sure an honest 6’1/185cm guy with a small chance that he was 6’1.25. Today he might have lost half-inche in height but I amo not sure I believe he’s still over 6’
berta said on 20/Sep/20
he was probably around 185-186. but today he can look closer to 184, maybe 184,5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/20
Nowadays you could definitely argue that he’s a weak 6ft1 but peak I think was a little over it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jul/20
Rob, 186cm peak?
Editor Rob
From the 90's he could look 6ft 1 or a touch over
Andrea said on 17/Apr/20
Rob, do you really think he has ever been a big 6'1 guy?
In Independence Day there's a brief scene of him with Will Smith, who is a very questionable 6'1.5, where he can look at least an inch shorter. Also, although the camera certainly doesn't favor him, it is hard to believe he was only 3 inches shorter than Adam Baldwin here, isn't it? Click Here
And again, what about him with Aaron Stanford? Can you really see him something like 5.5 inches between them? Click Here Click Here Click Here
Granted he can look barely 6' at times (like with Aaron), I can buy him being 6'+ with someone like John Barrowman (assuming that he is around his 5'11.5 listing) Click Here Click Here , but 6'1 still looks too much, IMO.
Editor Rob
I do think he was near 6ft 1 peak and today is likely shorter. I would be surprised if he were only 6ft range in his 30's.
mr man said on 7/Apr/20
he need an upgrade he is over the 6ft 1 mark
Mightyman said on 12/Feb/20
Saw him in a Play at the old Vic in London in 2019. Great play with Him and Sally Field. Afterwards went to the bar in the same building and Bill Pulman was there. I stood right next to him and he looked very tall easily 6'2. Don't know if he had lifts on but I doubt it. He's definitely not a small guy.
RichardSpain said on 25/Jan/20
I agree with you Rob. Bill Pullman was between 185/186. A strong 6'1.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Dec/19
🎁🎈🎊🎂 Happy Birthday Bill! 🎂🎊🎈🎁

A Very Happy Birthday to Bill Pullman, who turns both the sixes, 6️⃣6️⃣, today.

I just found 187cm for his height, but will go with 6ft1, Birthday or not!

Nik Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
@ Sandy Cowell - It doesn’t look like there was a mad rush to do comment no.100 but it won’t be long until he has comment no.101 though! You well and truly beat me to it! 💯!

It’s great he was so good in “Lost Highway”! 6’1” and a tongue! 🤪🤪🤪
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/19
Looked a crystal clear 186-187cm in Lost Highway
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Nov/19
BINGO! Ha ha! I couldn't see 'it', my daft attempt, working for some reason or other...🌝💯
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Nov/19
Just in case there's a mad rush to do comment no. 100, then this is my attempt!

6ft1. Good in 'Lost Highway'!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/19
Ha ha! It's just over a year since I wrote my last comment on Bill! In fact, it's a leap year away - 366 days - only last time he didn't get a tongue! My generosity astounds me sometimes..... 😝
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Oct/19
What a beast he is in 'The Last Seduction', whacking Linda Fiorentino round the face! He deserves to lose a foot for that! Yup - she's the same sort of height, with her 5ft7, for a woman, as he is for a man, or, to be 100% exact, an inch shorter.

6ft1 and a tongue! 👅
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/19
Bill Pullman: 186.1cm
Will Smith: 186.7cm

Pullman looked at least 6ft1 in the 80's and 90's and at times 6ft1½. In the newer Independence Day though looked like he might be struggling with 6ft1 now
berta said on 24/Mar/19
i think this listing is good 185-186 is what he looks. In the 90s he may have been a guy that measured 1/8 over this or 186 flat on good days. A really legit 6 foot 1 guy, but never more than 186.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/19
Rob maybe 186cm peak?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/19
6ft1½ is still arguable for him peak. He was similar to Will Smith in Independence Day

Today looks 6ft1 flat
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Oct/18
I am watching Bill in the second film containing him within about three or four weeks - 'The Grudge', on the 'Horror Channel', the first one of which was my own personal copy of 'Lost Highway'.

In both films, Mr Pullman stars with short girls, (Patricia Arquette in 'Lost Highway' and Sarah Michelle Geller in 'The Grudge') Watching him in the first of these films certainly alerted me to the fact that he is positively tall, and I'm not just saying that because Patricia is a tiny 156cm! Sarah is only a bit taller than Patricia, even though I used to think she was 5ft3. In tonight's meaty offering, she was walking about either shoeless or in practical flats, and Bill towered over the girl!

And another thing: he played Bridget Fonda's beau in 'Lake Placid', and looked a good 6" taller than her (approx) 5ft7. So that's three films I've seen him in since April, and each one has given good and solid evidence to back up the 6ft1 as written here.

That's what Bill Pullman gets from me tonight. Furthermore, he looks darn good for his age, and I can't see him having lost much, if any, height at all!
B.T. Stomp said on 19/Jun/18
As an occasional visitor and contributor to CelebHeights, I work in a Hollywood CVS and see celebrities from time to time. I have seen Mr. Pullman in the store several times. Usually dressed in a botton-up shirt and slacks with some sort of leisure shoes (around 1" to 1 1/2"). I usually wear high-top sneakers, with insoles for comfort (around 1 3/4"). He is always really friendly. He also seems to be on a first name basis with some of my colleagues. Every time he comes in he always seems the same height. Even at around age 65, Mr. Pullman seems around as tall as me. I stand around 6'1"(185cm) without shoes. So... perhaps around 6' 1 1/2" at peak and around 6' 1" currently?
S.J.H said on 27/Jun/17
So he always being 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/17
186cm peak then
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Apr/17
I seem to be saddled with watching the film 'Lake Placid' tonight! It was only meant to be on until something else I was waiting for started, but it's very interesting, the scenery breathtaking and there's a welcome distraction (from the nasty bits!) of good humour and a blossoming romance between Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda!
I am quite surprised at how small Bridget looks in this, and what does that mean? As I know she's 5ft6-7, and Pullman is quite a few inches taller, I was thinking he might be as tall as 6ft1.5-2, but he is written up as 6ft1 - so I am out - ha ha!
All the men in this are a good 6ft or thereabouts, as Bridget looks like a little girl lost amongst them all. The film dates from 1999, so I shall assume Bill was at peak height then - and Bridget, so I shall have to resign myself to his being 6ft1, but no less. I have a newly-bought copy of 'Lost Highway' waiting to be seen as well, so I can check him out in that too - great film with great music and effects! But for the meantime, I shall stick with this! There's a fuzzy blonde-haired ageing woman in this with a mouth like a sewer, and she is creasing me up!
shiva182cms said on 5/Apr/17
Bill Pullman looked a half in shorter than Will Smith In independence day 1 he is a weak 6'1
berta said on 29/Jan/17
hm could have been this height. this ore 186.187 was to hish because will smith was taller i think. i think peak 185,5-186 and today maybe 185 flat ore sligtly under
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Peak: 6ft1¼-6ft1½
Today: 6ft1

Looked 2in taller than Baldwin in Malice and w/h Meg Ryan in Sleepless In Seattle, more than 1in taller compared to Hanks
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/16
Rob, why the downgrade?
Editor Rob
well Rampage, I've now seen a few of his films from 15-20 years ago and I really think he's just a 6ft 1 guy now.
berta said on 29/Aug/16
IN NEW INTdependence day Movie he gave maybe 184 inpression he have deffinetly lost some height. was around 186 peak but now a Little less
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/16
Could look a weak 6ft2 in Malice and Lost Highway...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/16
Rob, how likely is under 6ft1 today?
Editor Rob
he can look a weak 6ft 1 at times.
grizz said on 26/Jun/16
He looked fantastic in new Independence Day film- he hasn't gained a pound of fat since the first movie. But I'm afraid he's nothing over strong 6 foot nowadays.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/16
He looked similar to Smith in Independence Day. About 3in below Goldblum (strong 6ft4)....
MOF said on 24/May/16
Look at Independence Day. 6'4" Adam Baldwin towers over him by at least 4 inches. Pullman looks tall, but he seems closer to the 6 foot mark, perhaps lower. He also seemed about 3 inches lower than James Rebhorn who's listed at 6'3". Judging by Independence Day I would guess 6 feet.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/May/16
Looks at least 6ft2 w/h Alec Baldwin

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/May/16
Rob, maybe 187cm peak and 185cm today?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/16
Rob, which one would Pullman slot into?

A) 189cm/187cm
B) 188.5cm/186.5cm
C) 188cm/186cm
D) 187.5cm/185.5cm
E) 187cm/185cm
Editor Rob
sometimes i think c other times maybe he could be in a to b range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
He doesn't look under 6ft1.
Judd said on 7/Mar/16
Rob actually i do not agree with your opinion regarding his current height...
Of course sometimes he does look a flat 6'1 and even a very strong 6 (like 6'0.5) but I am sure if measured he's still in his peak range...
Look at him with Liam Hemsworth: I am sure Liam is an honest 6'3 guy and next to him Bill looks 6'1.25-1.5...
IMO if he actually he has lost a small amount, this amount is smaller than 0,5", maybe more 0,25"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Feb/16
He looked near 6ft2 in Space Balls. Close to John Candy (no less than 6ft2)
Editor Rob
there was a scene in Lost Highway where Henry Rollins is walking with him and there didn't really look a big amount between them
grizz said on 14/Dec/15
Rob, how tall is he nowadays? 6'1? 6'0.5?
Editor Rob
half inch less now is entirely possible
Sam said on 4/Nov/15
This guy is from the Rochester, NY area and has the dry, deadpan affect typical of people I know from that area, whereas Paxton is a Texan who seemed rather more wild, colorful back in the day.
jtm said on 30/Sep/15
why do some sites have him listed at 5'9? he's for sure nothing under 6'0.
james said on 28/Sep/15
He looked an inch taller than 6'2 john candy in "spaceballs" guess cause Johns obesity back then
Judd ISR said on 18/Sep/15
Nothing under 6'1" is my guess
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Oct/14
186-187cm fits
James said on 22/Mar/14
I got a hundred percent on the Pullman Paxton test lol
Sam said on 21/Mar/14
100% Paxton-Pullman BTW, oh yeah! The funny thing is that Pullman & Paxton don't look or speak that much alike IMO.
B.T. Stomp said on 16/Apr/13
I had just walked out of Ralph's off Hollywood/Western and saw Bill Pullman as we passed each other.
I'm 6'1" and he seemed to be the same.
I was wearing sneakers and he was wearing leisure shoes.
I was also wearing an Irish flat cap as he was wearing a fedora.
So with the hat he seemed taller, there you go.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Feb/13
My score was, well embarrassingly low, under 50%...
Editor Rob
Arch Stanton said on 4/Feb/13
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Hey Rob, check out the Bill Paxman vs Pullman test here. Seems I'm not the only one. Do you ever get them mixed up?
Arch Stanton said on 4/Feb/13
I still get this guy mixed up with Bill Paxman, they look so similar physically too. I didn't think he looked a strong 6'1", I thought he was around 6' like Paxman.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Sep/12
Rob, do you think Pullman could wake up at 188cm?
Editor Rob
possibly yes
steven said on 20/Jan/12
he is 6'0 and look 6'0. never lost over 0.5" of height. 6'0.5 at peak.
Johan Cruyff said on 14/Nov/11
Bill Pullman's heights are:

Morning (out of bed)= 6'1.80" (1.87 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'1.4" (1.86 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'1" (1.85 m)

In never looks over 6'1" (1.85,4 m)...He's real height is 6'1.80" (1.87,4 m) and his low height is 6'1".
Josh B said on 17/Aug/11
Rob, do you think he still stands up to this measurement based on these photos with John Barrowman, the downside is their footwear is hard to see due to the size of the picture .
Editor Rob
I think he was an inch taller than John in the bits of miracle day I watched.
Josh B said on 17/Aug/11
Can sometimes look taller than John Barrowman by about an inch, Click Here then other times looks the same height, Click Here i think he hovers around the 6'0.5 - 6'1 mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
Rob is 187cm over doing it a little?

Editor Rob
186cm could be nearer
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Apr/11
He does look 186-187cm in Independence Day...similiar to Will Smith, maybe a tad shorter
rob89 said on 23/Apr/11
For some reason he didn't look over 6' to me in Independence Day. 5'9.5 listed Margaret Colin looked near his height (was in heels for most of the movie though, but still) and ~6'3 James Rebhorn mostly looked about 3 inches taller. Not to mention ~6'4 Adam Baldwin, who towered him by what looked to be a good 4", and even a 6'1 guy like Will Smith seemed slightly taller. Strange.

I still think he might just be a legit 6'1 in reality, but 6'1.5 is REALLY pushing it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
6ft1-6ft1.25 max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/11
6"1.25(186cm) is on target
Lenad said on 16/Jan/11
Mr R has said Pullman seemed at least 6'1
Lenad said on 14/Jan/11
never over this listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jan/11
185-186cm max
yii said on 13/Dec/10
can i say that i like him?but he looks really not that tall in besides sandra bullock.i'm happy to know he's as tall as he claims(or at least around there).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/10
Probably 187cm out of bed

Seems more like 6"1 flat or 185cm....
Dr. Mandich said on 31/Oct/10
Definitely 6'1" and maybe more. this pic in 2003 is he and I - both wearing same height heels (cowboy boots with same heel type). I'm 5'7.5"
Hugh 190cm said on 30/May/09
Yeah Pullman is 6ft1-6ft2.
Sam said on 29/Apr/09
This is the picture from a more direct angle of the group including Rickman and Pullman and Pullman does indeed look slightly taller:
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dani said on 15/Mar/09
There's no way he's 6feet long. He looks 5"10-5"11.
Heightgirl said on 11/Mar/09
Alan Rickman is 6f1 and incredibly taller than Bill so there is no way his claims of 6f1.5 is accurate. I would say he is no more than 5f9 barefoot Click Here
paradise heights said on 19/Jan/09
i just watched newsies. He generally looked an inch to a couple inches taller than 6 ft Christian Bale...who was 18 at the time but I'm assuming fully grown
Anonymous said on 14/Jan/09
He might be 6'1.25 top
syd said on 17/May/08
I met him few years back when he was on broadway. He was really tall in person. I'd say he is at least 6-1 if not taller.
chris175 said on 18/Feb/08
i thought he looked really tall in independence day and seemed to slouch the whole movie, was slimmer back then which is maybe why he looked taller
James said on 30/Jul/07
When I saw him in Independence Day gave me the impreesion of a 6ft man not an almost 6ft2 guy. I think he should be downgraded to 6ft1 or 186cm would be closer to his height.
dmeyer said on 26/Jul/07
i believe he is over 6'1 but not 6'2 since he didnt look it with kidman
glenn said on 11/Jul/07
i didnt mean that in a snotty way.alot of what you say i agree on.alot i dont.but thats the nature of debate.i still respect you immensely.
Mr. R said on 11/Jul/07
Sorry, Glenn. But at least we agree closely on height!
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
i met mr-r.not rob.with all due respect.he was 6-2.
Mr. R said on 9/Jul/07
Rob, you are spot on with Bill Pullman. He is between 6-1 and 6-2. I met him at the theater a few months ago, and I was stunned at how big he was.
Brah said on 29/Mar/07
Looks like this guy's gained a bit of weight since Independence Day...
Anthony said on 29/Mar/07
He's slouching, and the angle is meh. Based on films and other photos, I buy 6'2 with ease.
The Height Wizzard said on 29/Mar/07
He appears to be no more than 6' .5"...
glenn said on 28/Mar/07
he was 6-2.bad photo to smaller than 6-1.
timber said on 28/Mar/07
could he be 5'11.5?
Cat Stevens said on 27/Mar/07
No way 6'1.5, i say 6
AAAA said on 27/Mar/07
ohh, okay....But glenn, I meant what was your take on his height
glenn said on 27/Mar/07
thats another photo in the scan i send to rob.i thrown in 5 to 6 pics a scan to rob to save time.90 percent of my posts show up opposed to 60 percent then.
AAAA said on 26/Mar/07
whats that thing on his left side???? And Glenn, what was your opinion
The Horse of FUNK said on 26/Mar/07
I've been having the same problem lately. Half of my posts won't go on and after I hit submit it just opens a blank window.
Glenn said on 25/Jan/07
This is weird Rob.I saw your Glenn Im wondering if my post on Frank2 went through just now.for 5 days or so,everyone,my posts half the time wont go through.
Glenn said on 25/Jan/07
Oh,Rob,if you can read this,my yahoo is down now.bad timing.I can read your mail.I cant answer back.happens occasionaly.
Gonzalo said on 25/Jan/07
Dmeyer is a nice guy, and he is, as you say, a good judge of height. You and him have the advantage that you`ve met a lot ot these people. Other people like me have to judge from the distance.
I used to like Frank2 although he was very arrogant, that`s a fact. This is a page for fun and we all should enjoy it and forget about insulting and all that stuff.
Glenn, you have always been nice to me and I appreciate it. Take care.
I stick to 6`1 on Bill Pullman, maybe a tad taller.
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
people hate frank2 because he say the truth but i do believe glenn is about 5'8 or atleast 5'7.5 near 172 not like frank that says 5'6 no way he is as tall as deniro .....

Editor Rob
he agreed not to post anymore on here
Anthony said on 24/Jan/07
Frank2 was for the most on target, but he couldn't accept when he was wrong, especially when it was Glenn who proved him wrong. I wasn't here for most of the squabbles between the two of them, but Frank definitely was the instigator from what I read, and Glenn had every right for loss of temper, especially since Frank even went as far as to shave 2 inches off of him.

And Pullman is definitely at least 6'1.
Glenn said on 24/Jan/07
Thank you Gonzalo.dmeyer brown noses him too much.and alot of people knew he shaved 2 inches off of everyone.sometimes 3.and he can never be wrong in his arrogance.people stupidly lable my insistance of the truth as being arrogant.dmeyer is a good judge of height,in fact great.and seems like a cool guy.but other qualities I dont care to why dmeyer would put his head up Frank2s ass this far in the game is beyond me.too much nose in the culo.
footballed28 said on 23/Jan/07
big-time under-estimators: Frank2 and Viper!!! congratulations guys ;)
Gonzalo said on 23/Jan/07
I think he is at least 6`1.
Dmeyer, You are becoming a fan of Frank2. I also used to like him. People in this site seem to hate him.
dmeyer said on 22/Jan/07
frank2 is a great height judger
Viper652 said on 3/Oct/06
I agree with 6-1, no way 5-9.
Anonymous said on 2/Oct/06
I was in an acting troupe with him. No doubt he's at least 6' 1". Whoever gasped that he's 5' 9" is high.
Frank2 said on 11/Aug/06
Pullman is at least 6'1". I know he's at least two inches taller than me, maybe three. Very nice, down-to-earth guy. But a dull actor.

Maragret Colin is about 5'10". I worked on her short-lived TV series Legwork. She's also nice. A sweetheart. No pretense on her part, unlike so many other celebs.
dmeyer said on 10/Aug/06
since he looked only 2.5 inches taller than kidman i think he might 187
Anonymous said on 12/Oct/05
gallagher is only 5'9, so I hardly see pullman being more then 6ft
sam said on 4/Oct/05
He actually looks at least a couple inches taller than Gallagher (probably about three inches) and of similar height to Peter Boyle, who was 6'2" as a young man.
Pete said on 26/Jul/05
I studied Pullman and Magaret Colin (Presidents assistant) in Independance Day in the scenes where they are in the White House. He appears to be the same height as 5-11 Colin. The shoes she was wearing have about 2 inches of heel. Pullmans shoes (business type) could have had no more than a inch of heal.
Considering these observations... I'd say Pullman is no more than 6 foot 1.

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