Billy Murray's Height
5ft 7 (170.2 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
English Actor best known for roles in TV shows like EastEnders (Johnny Allen), The Bill (Don Beech) and movies like Strippers vs Werewolves, Dead Cert and Rise of the Footsoldier. In 2001's Mirror, "I'm 12 stone and 5ft 9 3/4ins. Yeah, the 3/4 is important"
5ft 8 Rob and Billy @ Memorablia 2013
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Average Guess (11 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 7.73in (172cm)
Current: 5ft 6.82in (169.7cm)
Nik said on 30/Sep/19
All the bits and hairs are important!
Jeffocks said on 13/Mar/19
I served Billy Murray petrol in his racy Escort years ago. If he was 5'6" I'd be surprised. He seemed very small to me even though he was wearing a canvas hat. Just watching him on The Professionals and he is shorter than Martin Shaw.
Paul Wood said on 23/Jan/19
I honestly think some people make a mark and stand against it and look in a mirror but the mirror has a slight upward tilt so they think they are taller than they are. To be so way off has got be a genuine mistake. Surely no one would have the nerve to add an inch and a half to their height on purpose?
Bobby 5'10 said on 22/Jan/19
Lol at that 5'9 3/4s. I would be noticeably taller than this guy.
movieguy12 said on 14/Jan/19
Somebody at work said that Chris Ellison who played Frank Burnside on the Bill came into my workplace years ago, it's a supermarket btw. He said he was a big tall fellow. This surprised as I thought he was a short stocky guy. The guy who told me this was over 6ft so he must have been right about him being tall.
Paul Wood said on 6/Sep/18
His posture is always good in his roles. I think he was 5ft 7.75in at most peak, and the height you've listed him now. I don't think he's lost that much height with age.
said on 24/Aug/17
so this picture show 0.75 inch differences in height Rob ?
He looked an inch smaller that day.
Hans Meiser said on 5/Jun/17
Short guy complex. 5'10 pssshhh; maybe in his dreams.
James said on 26/Jan/17
He's 5'7". He hasn't changed much since he was in "Bergerac" 25 years ago.
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jan/17
I didn't think he was as old as 70! He doesn't look it!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jan/17
I'd forgotten Billy's name, but now that I've found out, I'm pleased to say that I can do a comment on him!
Of course, I remember him best from 'The Bill', but I keep seeing him in horror films now, and I'm not just talking about one or two! My spottings of him in these films are mounting up! Last one was a horror comedy on TV's 'Horror' channel with Danny Dyer and a host of other famous faces. Let's just say, Billy didn't look too healthy!
Personally, I would have thought him to be around the 5ft8 mark, but seeing him with Rob, he clearly isn't anymore! I'll have to agree with the 5ft7.25 as written here. He could even be 0.25 of an inch less. Poor Billy!
Gladstone Screwer said on 15/Jan/17
Around 5'7" is ok Rob. But Billy has the face and voice to carry off the menacing roles he has played, good actor.
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said on 23/Aug/16
Was his peak height the same height as you Rob?
Editor Rob: if he lost a good inch then yeah I think it might have been. I severely doubt he lost 2 and a bit inches by age 70.
Alex said on 25/Jul/16
Tricky, at times he ooked taller than supposed 6' Ross Kemp and shorter than 5'8 Steve Mcfadden, no idea!
Key said on 2/Sep/15
From the looks of it. I'd say 5'8 flat at his peak.
Key said on 2/Aug/15
On Google it says he's 5'10"!!! What!?
Josh b said on 4/Dec/14
As far as reaching a wide audience and gaining a big second role, his voiceover work for Call of Duty may be work mentioning.
The Exorcist said on 25/Nov/14
Claims to be 2.5" taller than he really is... What a joke! A guy I work with claims 6'1" but is actually around 5'11.5". Makes me wonder if people are outright lying (about their height), or whether they really believe they are that height.
Crash said on 31/Aug/14
I agree James but Eastenders was 8 years ago now, 7 years ago when this photo was taken. Now in his early 70s he will probably be losing height rather quickly.
5'9" 3/4 is clearly impossible even at peak. I think he was very close to his peak in his Eastenders days. As you say James he looked 5'8" back then and Rob estimates him at 5'8.25" peak, so clearly little height loss if any by Eastenders. But he thought the 3/4 of an inch would make it sound more credible than just outright saying 5'10" lol.
said on 21/Aug/14
On eastenders looked 5'8
[Editor Rob: nowadays he's nearer 5ft 7 than 8]
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Peak height was 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)
GIA said on 15/Apr/11
I HAVE MET BILLY MURRAY HE IS NOT 5FT 9 I HAVE BEEN CLOSE UP TO HIM AS HE KISSED ME AND I AM 5FT HE IS AROUND 5FT 5 AT THE MOST
said on 2/Nov/10
rob he is 69 how tall do you think he is today? 5'8.5? In eastenders did not look over 175cm in my opinoin.
[Editor Rob: I've seen him at a show a few years ago but it was from over 5ft away so too hard to say]
Mr Mayfair said on 30/Sep/07
Oh please! He may have stood 5.9 30-40 years ago but now 5.8 max. About same height as his daughter who IS 5.7. Btw could only weigh 168 with lead weights -he is a small guy, try 155 or 11&1/2 stone. Don't believe what any actor tells you re how big they are!
said on 5/Jul/07
Guys, it's BILLY MURRAY, an english actor, not BILL MURRAY from ghostbusters. There should be a note in this page saying "Not to confuse with Bill Murray, the US actor".
[Editor Rob: I think the blurb at the top of the page where it says UK actor from Eastenders and his quote should be enough even for a 5-year old to understand...]
The Ender said on 18/Oct/06
Not a chance he is this tall looked the same height as Steve Mcfadden (Phil)who is nowhere near 5'10!!!