Billy Crudup's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in Almost Famous, Big Fish, Watchmen, Alien: Covenant and Public Enemies.
I'm 5-foot-9 and wear Rockport shoes that make me 5-foot-9 1/2. They're not lifts - I deny that - but they do set off the airport metal detector.
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[Billy's tip on dressing up as a woman] Lose some weight. A man who is 5 foot 9 and 160 pounds is close to average, even a little light. But a 160-pound woman who's that height is considered heavy. [Men's] frames are different. And without losing weight, don't even think about getting into a corset.
-- Out Magazine, 2004
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
5ft 7.75in (172.1cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jul/19
🎂🕯️🎉🎁 Happy Birthday Billy! 🎁🎉🕯️🎂
Many Happy Returns of the Day to Billy Crudup, who turns 51 today.
Billy was in 'Sleepers', 'Public Enemies' and the little-known movie 'Inventing the Abbotts', with Liv Tyler, which is one of three Liv Tyler films I had to stick on order with HMV; those days, I didn't have the internet!
Have a great year Billy!
Sean said on 21/May/18
Interesting quote. Those shoes take him from 5'9" to 5'9.5". This means his first height is in regular shoes. And is probably exaggerated.
5ft7Accountant said on 5/Apr/18
Could you add Alien: Covenant in Hus credits?
DirectorKrennic said on 11/Dec/17
Certified lift wearer. 5ft7.5" barefoot, 5ft9.5" with lifts.
Shredder said on 7/Jul/17
I use to think he was 5'9 or even 5'9.45 , but a 5'8 seems right on the money.
berta said on 10/Jun/17
take a look at him with claire " 165 cm " danes. both in flip flops. i think there is impossbile that he is 8 cm taller. but maybe 6 cm. But she may be taller it can be that she is 166 and he is 172 almost
DirectorKrennic said on 5/Jun/17
5'8" is generous. 5'7.5" real height.
jtm said on 16/May/17
I didn't know about the tip toeing. That explains the pictures with Mary Louise parker. I doubt he's 5'8 now. 5'7.5 at the very most. 5'6.5-5'7 is probably closer to the truth.
delancey said on 13/May/17
Looked like a solid 5'7.5 in Alien: Covenant
said on 8/Mar/17
So I found this picture of Ian McKellan, Billy, and Patrick Stewart, Click Here
. It seems like Billy is about 172-173cm, and this picture shows that he's pretty close to Patrick Stewart, who is 174-175cm these days IMO. So assuming similar footwear, I think it's safe to assume that Billy is a weak 173cm, and Patrick is a strong 174cm.
172.4cm guy said on 26/Jan/17
Based on the pics that have been posted, he's a bit of a chameleon. With Patrick Stewart he looks 171cm, with Philip Seymor Hoffman he looks 173cm, with Zack Snyder he looks 174cm. I'm comfortable with his listing at 173cm, but I wouldn't be surprised he is actually a 171-172cm guy.
said on 4/Dec/16
What do you think now, Rob,...5'7?
Editor Rob: macfan, I've not seen enough to think Billy was only 5ft 7.
said on 3/Dec/16
Here's proof without his lifts:
Cyndi1 said on 27/Jun/15
I went to high school with crudup he is very short no taller then 5'7
jtm said on 17/Jan/15
he looks like he is losing more height.
said on 16/Jan/15Click Here
He's bit shorter than Patrick Stewart. I give him 5ft 7.5in !
Realist said on 29/Oct/14
Rob people are right, i don't know in reality but in Blood Ties he looks very small, he is more like 5'7.25. He is about the same as his former partner Mary Louise Parker, not much taller than Claire Danes either. 171 (5'7.25). But he does beat up Clive Owen.
RJ said on 18/Oct/14
In the movie Without Limits, Monica Potter (who is supposed to be 5-7) is more than an inch taller in some scenes.
Gaz said on 6/Oct/14
LOL! In Blood Ties, he looks positively tiny compared to the rest of the cast.
FM said on 11/Sep/13
I'd say 5'8" is pretty close to perfect for him- he is about an inch shorter than 5'9" Justin Theroux, and looked about an inch, inch and a half shorter than 5'9.5" Greg Kinnear. I don't see where all the 5'6" comments are coming from - he looks to be at least two inches taller Ben Stiller.
little sue said on 11/Nov/12
Why would anyone bother putting lifts in a pair of trainers?? its diferent angles of the way they are walking, he looks about the same in both pics to me.
jtm said on 10/Nov/12
they don't look like lifts to me on the second picture. i still believe he is 5'8. i could be wrong. i used think stallone was 5'9 or 5'10 then i saw a pictures proving he is actually 5'7 so this could be the same for crudup but i still have not seen real evidence that he is under 5'8 or if he is a lift wearer.
jtm said on 9/Nov/12
he was at least 2 inches taller than jennifer connelly in inventing the abbotts and i doubt he was wearing lifts. too bad there wasn't any good scenes with phoenix to compare height.
jtm said on 8/Nov/12
i don't remember if there was a good scene to compare height to in that jesus'son but is been a while since i have seen that movie so i have to watch it again but he was at least 3 inches taller than marion cotillard in big fish.
Adamz said on 2/Nov/12
173cm is generous i think
TNTinFL said on 4/Oct/12
This sounds about right.
Most of the films I have seen him in, he is markedly shorter than the majority of the cast. In 'Too Big to Fail', he was pretty much dwarfed by everyone except for Paul Giamantti.
said on 8/Sep/12
Here's billy standing next to 5'5" jackie earl haley who appears to be in some decently healed shoes: Click Here
I'd say there's about a 2 1/2-3 inch height difference taking into account jackie's shoes.
mcfan said on 1/Sep/12
Alright, I'll let the cat out of the bag. I KNOW he's only 5'6.5. This is not a lie. Hint, he injured himself in 98...for about a dozen people to see.
jtm said on 1/Sep/12
never mind about him being considered for batman. there was one actor that is 5'6 was considered for batman but i still think crudup is 5'8. if he wears lifts then he could be 5'7.
mcfan said on 31/Aug/12
There is a very good reason for this guy Crudup defending his height.
mcfan said on 31/Aug/12
No, I've never met him. Time will tell if I'm right. We'll sit back and just watch. In public he is a 5'8 guy...but that is only when he's wearing lifts. He's slipped up on occasion and he's not even close to 5'8...more like 5'6.5.
said on 29/Aug/12
Anyone know how tall zack snyder is? He has about an inch and half on him here.
jtm said on 29/Aug/12
if he was 5'6 then he would have never been considered to play batman. mcfan have you met him before? i agree with rob that he looks 5'8.
mcfan said on 28/Aug/12
Secret is in the shoes. I agree in public he is a 5'8 guy.
said on 28/Aug/12
Rob, we need to look closer at this guy. There's something very fishy going on here. Based on close analysis, I'm seeing 5'6.5 max. Mark my words on this one.
[Editor Rob: he never really looks to me less than a 5ft 8 range guy ]
mcfan said on 18/Nov/11
Maybe it's just me, but if I had a million dollars, I'd bet you he is closer to 5'6. Something very fishy here, Rob.
TNTinCA said on 30/Aug/11
If you watch Too Big to Fail, Billy's character (who portrays Tim Guitner) looks about 5'8" relative to other characters. There is a scene where he is walking adjacent to William Hurt (who I believe is around 6'2") and he looks about 6 inches shorter.
Dave said on 8/Feb/11
Huh, weird, in Big Fish he looked tiny; in scenes in the house the doorknobs were up to his chest.
da_truth said on 24/Jan/11
@Google: in Watchmen he can look anywhere from 6ft to 250ft tall... ;)
Larry said on 29/Dec/10
5 8 seems fair, Billy is kick ass!
said on 9/Mar/09
For reference, Billy with 5'11"ish Patrick Wilson (both near the right end):Click Here
glenn said on 8/Mar/09
leonari-john was wider and taller than i remembered.he was walking a pitt bull i think,with a movie exec or rather possibly a theatre exec.i didnt realise he was doing a play nearby,hours earlier.so he must live there in that area too.celebs live in the city when they do theatre and sometimes when they film.they rent out a place for a couple months.cheaper than a hotel.he's still very nice.he had timberland type boots.did walk with a swagger.lifts are possible.but would he? 5-9 for crudup is comedy.
leonari said on 7/Mar/09
Glenn: Did you have the time to check John Leguizamo's footwear? Lifts? Elevators? He has a weird body. At least it looks that way to me.
I think it's safe to say Billy Crudup is btw. 5'7" and 5'8". His 5'9" claim is pure fiction
glenn said on 7/Mar/09
i think so leonari.i hope so at least.i just bumped into john leguizamo(i spelt that wrong didnt i?) in the street.he gave me the illusion of 5-9.the man is a solid 5-8.i thought he mightve been 5-7 or 5-8.now im convinced at 5-8.i make mistakes too.especially if its years apart or one encounter.i have not seen john since 1997.
leonari said on 6/Mar/09
Glenn: You are still saying he is 5'7" right? Please confirm
Rex said on 23/Jan/09
Id say 5'8 has got to be right. In the movie Trust the Man...he actually looks decently tall...5'9..5'9.5...but Im sure hes 5'8..he pulls it off good though.
said on 15/Nov/08
I think so too Glenn, Of course the link to the pic didn't work. Here it is again Click Here
glenn said on 14/Nov/08
i guess rob didnt believe my tip toe story after all.
said on 13/Nov/08
Rob, could U finally downgrade him to 5ft7. He is clearly shorter than 5ft8.5 Paul Giamatti.Click Here
toppo said on 27/Jul/08
hi friends, Crudup just said at the watchmen panel at comic con that he is 5'9. Not saying he is, but he is saying that.
Dennis said on 27/Jul/08
He said that he was 5'9 at Comic-con this year.
NYC theatregoer said on 30/Mar/08
I'd say that 5'8" is right. I've seen him on the street a few times in NYC and he's about an inch shorter than me (at 5'9")
Lmeister said on 28/Dec/07
I think he didn't lie when saying "I'm 5-foot-9 and wear Rockport shoes that make me 5-foot-9 1/2. They're not lifts - I deny that - but they do set off the airport metal detector". He just forgot to mention that he is 5ft9 in shoes and Rockports give some extra compared to normal casual shoes. Never seen Rockports with 1/2 (casual shoes) with inch heel LOL...
B said on 30/Nov/07
Saw him in that movie with Woody Harrelson and I must say the man looks short. Rob you have Woody at 178 cm and Crudup at 173 but in that movie their was more then 2 inches between them more like 3 inches. Rob I think Glenn is right about him he is 170 cm trust me just watch that movie it's the only movie the two of them did together but I just can't remember the name.
said on 2/Oct/07
Here he is wearing Rockport Thunderwatch shoes which give over 1.5 inches compared to barefoot height Click Here
Here he is looking more 5'7.5'' Click Here
eventhough Justin Theroux is favored by the camera angles. Glenn is right about him. Time to downgrade this dude.
Lmeister said on 2/Oct/07
in Jesus Son he looks shorter than 5'8''. I just tried some Rockport shoes the whole collection had rather thick insoles and outsoles. They look like normal modern shoes since there really isn't heels, but especially the insoles are thicker than normal. I noticed the same insole thing with the models of Timberland shoes which have the Smart Comfort insoles.
G-unit said on 16/Apr/07
haha funny, he looks 5´9½ on that pic. But yeah I believe you when you say he is on tip-toes. He looks to be 5'8 tops, not more.
trueheight said on 3/Mar/07
Watch "jesus son" - he is max .5in taller than Jack Black - on other shots, they are the same height
Mr. E said on 27/Sep/06
He's pretty short in the Prefontaine movie, but then again, Pre was supposedly about 5'7" as well.
said on 8/Sep/06
5'9''? No way 5'7''. Yes the angle is favouring Woody, but still come on 5'8.5''must be a jokeClick Here
Anthony said on 3/Jun/06
In "Almost Famous", which I've seen many many times (it's my favorite movie), he doesn't look much taller than Patrick Fugit (who is listed as 6'0 on imdb but to me is probably lcoser to 5'10 1/2 - 5'11). Fugit was about 5'8 1/2 to 5'9 at the time because Kate Hudson who is 5'6 appeared to be a good three inches below him (it might have been even more, but Kate was wearing boots at certain points. In certain shots she's slightly taller than Fugit and on level wirh Crudup. It should also be noted that Jason Lee, who's about 6'1 - 6'2, towers over him, thus proving Billy's a shorty. He's still a great, great actor.
Bud said on 18/May/06
Looked a pretty similar height to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3. I think they did something to make him look less handsome than usual in that movie though. Weird.
Anonymous said on 16/May/06
There is no doubt that Billy Crudup is 5'7, has anyone stoped and thought about the fact that he has gained and lost weight for his roles which effects how tall he looks? He's still hot no matter how tall though.
trueheight said on 10/May/06
why the 5'8.5 still? In this pic he IS exactly 5.8.5 but remember tiptoes lol. btw, all my life i've know ppl(usually males) who do that. It may be just instincive. Ive seen ppl anywhere from age 10 to 30 pull that one
trueheight said on 9/May/06
like I said, 5'7 and barely taller than Jack Black
Glenn said on 14/Apr/06
Elio said on 14/Apr/06
Thanks for the info Glenn. Perhaps he stood on his tiptoes because he could see into the future and see that this photo would be used on the world's leading height site. :)
It's a shame that he feels pressured into boosting his height. 5'7" is not really 'short' ... yet there is a growing number of people who see anything under 6 feet as short. I think part of the reason is that high profile actors (including Mr. Crudup) project a much taller image on-screen (and on paper), so that people never see a true representation of height in movies. I'm sure his true fans (including female admirers) would still love this guy no matter what his height.
[Editor Rob: Billy's a sly fellow...of course he could see the future and knew one day that pic would 'seal' his 5ft 9 claim ;-) pity he was busted though!]
Glenn said on 13/Apr/06
I think he thought I wouldnt notice,and I didnt.until my friends told me and I got the photo back.sneaky.I mean why would I make that up? Tom Cruise would be a good fib.not this loser.he caught attitude with me shortly after.he is overall a nice guy,despite this incident.and people were wispering about how short he was.
Elio said on 13/Apr/06
Was he standing on his tiptoes as a joke? Or was he doing it sneakily in the hopes you wouldn't notice. Kind of creeps me out a bit to be honest.
Glenn said on 13/Apr/06
Clair is 5-6.never sent that photo huh?
[Editor Rob: you got her? her '5ft 5.5' height has actually been around for 10 years, she can look 5ft 5 though...
yeah, not seen your claire one]
D. Ray Morton said on 12/Apr/06
pffft 5'9"? Not a chance. Stood next to him after a Pillowman performance (which was terrific) - he was shorter than me. 5'7" is right. Ivanek is 5'5".
He must be wearing KISS boots in this photo.
[Editor Rob: he's on tip-toes with glenn]
Allison said on 11/Apr/06
Rob, how tall do you think Billy's girlfriend, Golden-Globe winning actress Claire Danes is?
[Editor Rob: sometimes I wonder about this guy, I know Glenn thinks he's 5ft 7, actually in charlotte gray a few times he looked shorter than blanchett...
as for danes, she has always appeared 5ft 5, yet to add her]
trueheight said on 13/Mar/06
consider that tipping ones toes adds 3in if the shoe size is anywhere from 8-10.
glenn: 5'9 w/ shoes
Crudup: 5'10 w/ shoes + 3 in of tiptoes = 5'7 max barefoot
Billy has got really slender shoulders despite his very toned build
trueheight said on 7/Mar/06
he's really not much taller than jack black
sf said on 20/Feb/06
His quote gives it all away. First, Glenn swears he was stepping on his toes - why would Glenn lie? Also, the guy makes a special point in his quote to say he wears shoes that only make him 1/2 inch taller than his normal height? This doesn't make sense. I mean 5'9" (he says that's how tall he is) to 5'9" and 1/2? The inference from his quote is that the shoes give him a little extra height and I'm sure he's talking about more than a half inch! What he's probably saying is he's 5'9" in shoes, and with these particular shoes, he's 5'9" and 1/2. Which means he's probably really 5'7" or 5'8".
trueheight said on 30/Jan/06
he does tend to wear very thin-soled shoes in every candid pic i've seen of him
trueheight said on 30/Jan/06
I will stick to 5'7, because he is highly variable. In Sleepers(watch it), he truly looks like a huge muscular 6footer; but in Jesus' son this guy is about 1 inch over Jack Black both wearing nurses shoes
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
5-7.case closed.photo coming.he's standing on his tippy toes a bit to be taller that me!
Anonymous said on 1/Nov/05
sighting: saw what i believe was billy crudup walking down st. marks place toward 2nd avenue the other day in the rain. it was about 6:30 pm. he was shorter and less attractive than expected. he looked about 5’8”
trueheight said on 9/Jul/05
Yes, Rob pay attention to this dude, he is tricky. You have got to watch Jesus' Son its a great movie, it also reveals his true height. He is only a bit taller than samantha morton, who is about 5'5. Leary dwarfs him, and the best comparison is to Jack Black whom we all know is 5'6 at best.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/05
No way is he 5'9. In the movie 'Waking the Dead' he's pretty much the same height as Jennifer Connelly.
said on 3/Jul/05
Editor, you have got to change this guys height plz. Have you ever seen "jesus' son"? he looked 1-2 inches taller than Jack Black who is 5'5 or 5'6. This guy is 5'7 solid. period. He wears regular shoes in this movie. Dennis Leary looks like a GIANT compared to him in this film. btw, n e notice his uncanny resemblance to Kurt Cobain???[Editor Rob: I've not looked at this guy and had left his height as he had stated. But he specifically denied lifts which makes me wonder. Here, he's kinda looking like a 5ft 9 guy and even near the legitimate 6ft 4ish Goldblum...hmmm]
LiarLiar said on 15/Mar/05
Billy is 5'9'' in his wildest dreams. No matter the camera angle etc...but Woody towered over him during the whole movie. Billy doesn't look that short in Almost Famous, but pay attention to his shoes and the heights of the other actors in that movie. Billy is around 5'7'' as said in numerous websites.