How tall is Billy Joel

Billy Joel's Height

5ft 5 ¼ (165.7 cm)

American singer. He once said "When I'm in a recording studio, I'm six feet tall. I look like Cary Grant.".

How tall is Billy Joel
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Elle was so tall that I looked like Bubbles the Chimp next to her, and I realized this was just not going to work. I never really think about how tall a person is, because when you look at someone, if you look in their eyes, you're not thinking, Boy, look at how big she is. I'm five seven and never knew I was so height-challenged until I saw those pictures -- after that, people just assumed I was a dwarf.

How tall is Billy Joel
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Average Guess (23 Votes)
5ft 5.18in (165.6cm)
Variant said on 27/Aug/22
Billy with Olivia Rodriguez:

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I'd say she has at least two to two and a half inches on him. She's wearing boots that maybe give her an inch?

Unless she's approaching 5'6, perhaps evidence that Billy is under 5'5 these days.
JUSTDJIN said on 25/Aug/22
He has a half brother who is much, much taller than him. They have the same dad. Apparently his dad is from Germany and moved back to Europe in 1957 where he had his second son, who is a famous classical conductor. He is definitely much taller than Billy by 5-6 inches. Must’ve been his mom that gave him the height.
berta said on 6/Sep/21
5´7 is a really big claim for him. He have neever looked taller than 5´6 in his whole life and is probably about the listed height. Shania twain was a bit taller than him in heels easy. Lets do the math here she is 5´3 and had 4 inch heels that made here 5´7. he is tihs height and had shoes that gave just over 1 inch that made him 5´6 1/2. Yeah that seems pretty mutch true she had atleast half inch on him.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 3/Jun/21
There was always an enormous giveaway that Billy was a little guy because he went out with tall model girls. However, I would have expected to see about an inch more for him.

5ft5.25. 😄👍
Beau said on 20/Apr/21

That's not true. When I started highschool @ 14 years old I remember being 5'2", and just under 5'4" upon graduation. I grew another inch in college.

Having a 5'7" father and a 5'1" mother I'm 'within range'. Still, a doctor told a 12 year old me I'd be between 5'7" to 5'10" based on a bone x-ray and that clearly did not occur.
Realist said on 30/May/20
Most guys who are 5'4 to 5'6 stopped growing between 13 and 15 years old thats why its not funny to mock short people many people would be short if they stopped growing that early i.e. Daniel Radcliffe aka Harry Potter thats just most famous example.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/May/20
🎁🎈🎂🎊 Happy Birthday Billy! 🎊🎂🎈🎁

Wishing Billy Joel, who penned and sang one of Princess Diana's favourite songs, a terrific time on his 71st Birthday!

5ft5.25 is Billy's Birthday guess from me. 😁👍

Nearly 180cm guy said on 5/Jan/20
Rob, Billy is more of a rock singer than a pop singer. Why don't you add him to the rock singers category? And do you think that he could lose some height today?
Editor Rob
He might have lost 1cm, he could be both pop/rock singer
Nearly 180cm guy said on 21/Dec/19
He really deserves to be in the rock singers section. It is also possible that today at the age of 70 he lost some height... Rob, please add him to the rock singers section.
'Annonymous' said on 23/Mar/19
Please Rob, add him to the rock singers category.
EthanCouch said on 26/Apr/18
What about Don Henley’s height Rob?
berta said on 30/Mar/18
:O new he was short but never new he was this short
Campagna said on 25/Sep/17
Walked by me in 1983 with motorcycle boots on , 5 foot 5. but 10 foot tall in talent.
adeline said on 15/May/17
i love how he's the same height as me. I feel closer to him already.
Layla said on 16/Oct/16
With 5'10 ish Charlie Puth.. Charlie is even bending down.. Click Here
Jack B. Nimble said on 4/Mar/16
What is perhaps slightly strange is that Billy and Christie's daughter Alexa, at 5'2", is 7 inches shorter than her mother. She got both her father's coloring and his height.
Brad said on 22/Jan/14
Biebs & Billy would be a great photo. Biebs would win in the lifts.
Brad said on 29/Dec/13
As listed.
Buzz said on 12/Jan/13
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Billy and Elton
chez said on 29/Aug/12
i always thought he looked like a shrimp next to his ex-wife christie brinkley... he may be short in height but he is huge in talent in my eyes! Christie Brinkley is probably around 6 ft. tall in heels! I wish he'd do a bluesy jazz cd and maybe some kind of gospel too!
leonari said on 7/Jun/12
Matt:No way is Billy taller than 5'5".Not even a fraction!
Elton John looks tall next to him.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
I believe that he was listed at 5-8 when he became big in the 70s.
Matt said on 6/Jun/12
Do you think he could of been 5'5.5 in his prime?
Petrus said on 19/Nov/11
He's about 5'3" these days. Perhaps when he was 20 he was 5'5"
OMAHA said on 25/May/09
Saw Billy and Elton in concert in Omaha a few weeks ago. I noticed that Elton had a few inches on him when they were standing side by side. Elton is 5'7.
These guys put on one hell of a 3 1/2 hour show! Check out some Elton music video on you tube, the guy is simply amazing!!!
Joel said on 10/Mar/09
I had my photo taken with Billy 3 imes when he toured Australia last December. Im 6ft 1/2 inch exactly mid afternoon. By loking at my photo I would say 5-5 is spot on for BilyJoel. I expected him to maye be shorter.
Anthony said on 12/Oct/08
Billy looked dead even with Roger Daltrey in a photo taken at rehearsals for one of the concerts Billy did at Shae this past July. Glenn, were you at either of those shows? I went to the first one and it was awesome. Good to see you're back.
leonari said on 27/Jul/08
Victor: yeah for sure he is. In his dreams.
Victor said on 25/Jul/08
He is 167 centimeters.
leonari said on 30/Jun/08
Oh gosh...5'8" is as much a joke for Billy as 5'7" and probably even 5'62 is too high for this guy. He is really short. No arguing here. Elton John who I saw Saturday in concert two days ago is already a little fella. But hell even he has2 inches on Billy Joel. get real folks.
Jen said on 29/Jun/08
In a People magazine article from 1977 his height is listed as 5 foot 8. I think that's an exaggeration or wishful thinking. He may have been 5'7" in his 20's, but I doubt if he was any taller. My cousin's husband saw him in person at the Nassau Coliseum with Christie Brinkley (sometime in the late 80's). They were walking down the hallway and he (cousin's husband) recognized them both. He said that Billy was "a little guy." He also said that Christie was tall and beautiful (no surprise there). My guess is he's about 5-5 or 5-6 nowadays. In photos of him with other celebrities (men or women), he's almost always shorter than them.
glenn said on 2/Jun/08
and was a heavy metal musician too.
Manitobaboy said on 1/Jun/08
Just some tidbits - Joel was an amateur boxer in his teens - the perils of being a piano student and short to boot. He made it to the Golden Gloves level but quit to concentrate on his music, winning 22 of 25 matches as a lightweight from age 15 - 17. I haven't found any records of height or weight though.
glenn said on 16/Jan/08
great music, great guy.i time i have to concentrate on the photo with.not the autographs.
The Prodigal Son said on 13/Jan/08
Glenn I think you're probably right, we all get just that little bit smaller as we get older, he's a great guy and this makes no difference whatsoever he'll always be standing tall and proud, thank you.
glenn said on 7/Jan/08
i see this guy all the time and still cant get a pic with him,(i lost my original) and he is indeed 5-4ish.
The Prodigal Son said on 7/Jan/08
I personally think this guy is at most 5ft 4in,
He seems to have a tendency to wear quite chunky footwear thse days,
All that said the height listed is reasonable and he is a legend after all.
E said on 8/Oct/07
Looks about 5-6....who cares though...he is a musical genius.
Anthony said on 21/Sep/07
I saw a pic of Joel with John Mayer. Billy barely touched his shoulder.
glenn said on 9/Jul/07
5-4 is perfect.
Anthony said on 8/Jul/07
5'4 is my estimate. He's shorter than Elton who's 5'6-ish these days. I'm a huge fan nonetheless. Saw him twice in concert last year and he's fantastic.
Jen said on 4/Jun/07
My cousin saw him at the Nassau Coliseum with Christie Brinkley in the late 80's. They were just walking down the hallway together. She said he was so short she couldn't believe it. Now I'm 5'7" and I asked her, "Was he shorter than me?" So she said, "Yeah, about an inch or two." She said he was taller than her (she's 5'2") but quite short for a man. However we're all huge fans of his, always have been.
Glenn said on 11/Nov/06
Wish I could find my photo.exactly Leonari.
Brad said on 8/Aug/06
5' 5" is about it. I've never met anybody prettier than Christie Brinkley '86. Good golly miss molly. He must have worn 4" heels with her.
ForensicNYC said on 7/Aug/06
Elton John is about 2" taller than Billy Joel, but he could wear really shocking platform shoes...
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Rut said on 29/Jul/06
Saw him live, put impossible to judge his height, I think actually taller than 168 cm is possible, I'll leave it with that.
Rob, I will (pos)e-mail you if something interesting comes up; good luck with the site!

Anonymous said on 16/May/06
Joel was on Conan O'Brien the other night. It might ahve been a re-run but I couldn't believe how short he was. After playing a song, he shook Conan's hand without getting off of the stool. It was obvious he didn't want to be sending standing straight next to conan. I gotta go with Glenn - 5'6", tops.
leonari said on 16/May/06
HE NEVER was 5'7"!!! Not in his heyday not today and surely not tomorrow...maybe 5'6" 20 years ago...MAYBE that is... I think Glenn got it right once more : 5'5" it is!
Joe said on 16/May/06
Five Foot six or maybe 5'5 1/2
Rut said on 15/May/06
Thanks for that Ananymous..maybe he was five seven in his heyday...
Anonymous said on 15/May/06
EJ, he doesn't reference his height in Uptown Girl. The lyric is "She'll say I'm not so tough, just because I'm in love with an uptown girl".
EJ said on 14/May/06
He references his height in "Uptown Girl." He sings, "She'll see I'm not so tall, just because, I'm in love with an uptown girl"
Dominic said on 6/May/06
hes 5'6 to 5'7. Saying he is 5'4 is just rediculous.
m*shisha said on 4/May/06
I can't resist....I've met "old Bill." We were nose-to-nose, eye-to-eye, shoulder-to-shoulder. I'm 5'7", barefoot.
height seeker said on 28/Apr/06
5 feet 6 inches, hes a little guy about an inch and a half shorter than my uncle which it 5 feet 7 and a half inches, BTW I saw him on american chopper with the teutuls I was trying to see how tall the teutuls are but at the time I didnt know Billy's height but discovery channel is good like that because they will play episodes at different times and they will play an episode later in the night so I can find the height of the teutuls b/c they are not listed, someone correct me if im wrong
Glenn said on 29/Mar/06
5-6 with shoes and hair and morning height.make that 5-5 with all that.
tgri said on 28/Mar/06
yes i agree with glenn . my grandmom and my ant both saw him in person and they both said ' *ABOUT* 5'5 ' .iam willing to bet he is only 5'4ish . if you watch the video to - the longest time , he was alot smaller then the rest of the guys in that video ....and iam pretty sure those guys in the video are not that big ? he has always been listed at 5'6 1/2 , but i think thats morning height with hair and shoes . lifts maybe ?
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
5-4 It is.
EJ said on 25/Mar/06
Has the Piano Man ever actually stated his height?
But could he really be as short as 5'4"?
Sue said on 18/Mar/06
Yes that sounds about right 'cos when you're 5'6" or under you can start dating supermodels.
tgri said on 6/Mar/06
i agree with glenn that hes 5'4 - 5'5.
leonari said on 21/Feb/06
you got him pinned down perfect!!!!! Congrats ROB!
EJ said on 18/Feb/06
In the Uptown Girl video, which I have, Joel has an awfully small frame for a 5ft 9in man.

Editor Rob
when I say 'that height' I refer to the current height of 169cm, in other words against 5ft 9 brinkley, I didn't think he looked any shorter than 169, but of course when you compare him against someone like Elton John he really looks 5ft6 at best...
leonari said on 13/Jan/06
I also think he is more in the 5.5" department after seeing a him with elton john who was 2.5 inches taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 31/Dec/05
Christie Brinkley does get listed at 5ft 9 by Ford. Unless he had lifts in those dancing shoes he did look that height in that uptown girl video.
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
From Joel newsgroup: "after being up close to him and actually looking DOWN from my vantage point (a scant 5'9") to look him in the eye! So I'd estimate 5'6" to 5'7" -- shorter than you'd think"
bobbyb said on 20/Mar/05
I met him and he's somewhere around 5-6. Definitely no shorter than 5-5, and no taller than 5-7.

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