Brent Spiner's Height
5ft 9.5in (176.5 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 10in (177.8 cm)
American actor best known for his portrayal of Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation and it's subsequent movie spinoffs. Our photos are from Collectormania 2008 and London Film Con 2011. He had nearly 0.5 thicker sneaker than Jenny's sneaker, and I had about the same as him in 2008. On his twitter in reply to someone, said: "I don't think 5ft.11 is that short."
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.28in (178.5cm)
Current: 5ft 9.44in (176.4cm)
said on 24/Jul/17
Rob, how tall do you think this guy looks next Brent Spiner who is probably 5 ft 9 or 9.25 now Click Here
Editor Rob: might be in 5ft 11 range
World Citizen said on 24/May/17
He looks 5 ft 9.25 max in the picture with you. Maybe on that moment he had a loose posture. And he has a apart, funny looking face.
Bobby said on 18/Apr/17
He still looks 5'10 with Rob, and Jenny. I'd say his peak height was 5'11.
Rey said on 10/Dec/16
I met Brent this suumer in 2016. I would still give him a tad over 5'10" maybe even 1/2".
Josh Jeffords said on 5/Sep/16
He used to look 5 11 now barely average as for wheaton he's under 5 6 7.
Could a been lifts or camera and he shrunk.
Peter 179cm said on 27/Jul/16
Typical 5'9-5'9.5 man claiming 5'11...My guess is not over 176cm for him.
said on 17/Jan/16
Rob, any estimate on Brent's weight during the TNG era?
Editor Rob: maybe nearly 170
Ananymous said on 28/Jun/15
Watching the older episodes of TNG, there are a few height discrepancies. Sometimes Spiner looks taller than Stewart, and sometimes, Stewart looks taller than Spiner. I think they were roughly the same height in the TNG era. As Patrick was in his late 40s to early 50s at the time, he probably lost a little height. I think a 5'10" peak for Stewart is very realistic, but I don't think Brent was ever taller than 5'10".
Alex said on 22/Mar/15
I just watched tbbt episode and i must say spiner looks around 180 cm., wheaton around 178 and parson 187 (clearly taller than average but not a giant)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Feb/15
Rob, he was also in Independence Day
said on 13/Jul/14
How do you explain this one? Brent Spiner 5ft9.5 is taller than Will Wheaton 5ft10 and
2 inches below Jim Parsons 6ft1.25? All your claims Rob
[Editor Rob: I'm sure in that episode him and wheaton did appear pretty close and Parsons had more than just 2 inches on them, he could look at least 3 on them. That photo with Brent looks like Jim/Wil could be slightly further away.]
avi said on 2/Jan/14
Looking 1.4-1.6 taller no more for left photo.
The right photo he can look 1.75-1.8 taller maybe jenny is dropping ever so slightly.
diavolo said on 7/Dec/13
He usually looked an inch taller than Patrick Stewart in TNG.
There is a scene in one of the episodes where Data is playing a character on the holodeck (some Shakespearian role if I remember correctly). They walk with Picard on the corridor, Data wearing flat costume footwear, while Picard is in his regular boots, and he looks around 1.5-inches taller than him. Then, in the next scene Data is back in his boots and again he's an inch taller than the captain. I guess both Stewart and Spiner wore 2 inches of footwear (small heels plus minor lifts) on the show.
Vibram said on 28/Nov/13
He looks to have 3cm on Rob and 4cm on Jenny. 5ft10.75 peak (179cm) in the late 1980's, weak 5ft10 today (177.5cm) seems right.
LG69 said on 11/Mar/13
With Rob, Brent looks 5'9.5", and with Jenny, Brent looks 5'10.5". Considering his sneakers were a 1/2" thicker than Jenny's sneakers, i would put Brent at 5'10" maximum, and 5'9.5" minimum.
Fred said on 25/Jan/13
5'9" with Rob.
5'10.25" with Jenny.
Bleah said on 23/Oct/12
I'm a solid 5'10 (little more with trainers). Brent had atleast half an inch on me when I met him in London. 5'11. No shorter.
LukeT said on 22/Oct/12
Just had my photo taken with Brent at a London-based Star Trek convention. I'm a weak 5'6, and he definitely looks a good 3-4" taller than me in the photo (he didn't seem to be wearing massive lifts/heels at the time. I'd give him 5'9.5-5'10.
MHouillon said on 3/Sep/12
I meant JOhn Larrquette
MHouillon said on 23/Aug/12
David Larroquette was more than 6'4 when Night Court was filmed. More like a weak 6'5.
Anyway. I always had Brent at 180cm flat (5'11) When TNG was filmed, but yes, decent lifts were in play. So 5'10 (178cm) for Brent in TNG time, nowadays a 176cm (5'9.25). Patrick Stewart a 175cm (5'9 peak) and a 173-174cm today.
Always one+ inch between Brent and Patrick, or better said Jean-Luc and Mr. Data,
3 inches between Picard and Geordie,
4 inches between Data and Geordie (LeVar = 5'6 NO LIFTS during the show).
Danimal said on 8/Aug/12
He was hilarious on Night Court.
Brad2 said on 25/Jul/12
He looked taller than 5'10 Patrick Stewart, I think it's a load of rubbish to put peak height of 5'10, he looked 5'11 next to Stewart. Maybe now a days he's 5'10 but still...
lorne said on 19/Sep/11
He looks so young there!
But yeah, I think giving him a current AND peak height makes sense Rob, he's struggling to look 177cm in these pics, and at age 60, it's completely reasonable a 5'10 flat guy would be 176-177cm range.
I would like to add though, that I have ALWAYS said an even 5ft10 for "Mr. Data", no more, no less, though if I had to guess, I'd say there was a chance he was a fraction under 5'10.
The simple fact is, him and Stewart's height will always be a bit debatable, becuase liftswe're in play, but in any case, I'd say Stewart was 175-176cm, and Spiner was 177-178cm.
Brent Spiner's height:(at peak) 5ft9.75-5ft10(177-178cm range)
Kostas said on 14/Sep/11
at first glance he looks around the same height with Rob and Mamun, which would make him 176 at the very most...
however,he looks 5 cm taller than Jenny...
but then again,he had thicker footwear on and his hair makes him look taller than he really is
jtm said on 12/Jul/11
i don't think he was ever 5'10.
guyfrommars said on 10/Jul/11
I've just seen an episode of TNG where he stands eye to eye with 6'3" Michael Dorn (plus count Dorn's Klingon forehead) and Dorn clearly towers over him. Also, there is an episode where Data is rehearsing Dickens' A Christmas Carol on the holodeck, and dressed as Scrooge, he is wearing night slippers. When Spiner stands next to 5'9" Patrick Stewart (close to 5'11" in his boots/lifts), he is clearly shorter than him. I'd say 5'9.5" or maximum 5'10".
said on 20/Jun/11
Anyone who followed his career should have never fallen for the 5-11 stuff. Before Star Trek, he played a somewhat recurring character on "Night Court". Here he is versus 6'4" John Larroquette.
In the video you can also see 5'6"+heels Markie Post
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/11
5ft9.5(177cm) max if not 176cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/11
Looks 175cm with Mamun and 176-177cm with Rob
5"9.25 or 5"9.5 is more believable than 5"10
PatB said on 10/Apr/11
Actually he's pretty tall for a robot. All of those new Japanese models are only about four feet.
TruebloodFan said on 7/Mar/11
he also played dr. Okun in 'Independence Day'. he was no more than 177cm back in 1996, and that's the height he should be listed as.
SolidSnake said on 3/Mar/11
er wow at first glance I notice a resmeblance wo Wallace Langham from CSI. Anyone else seeing it? Same height, age and looks alike
James said on 26/Feb/11
No bigger than 175cm with rob or maybe 176cm at a push. With Mamun looks looks 5'10 (178cm) and 177cm with relaxed posture.
voicelessdentalfricative said on 11/Feb/11
Moke said on 28/Nov/10
Looks 5'9.5 next to Mamun, 5'9 next to Rob.
Adam Brennon said on 2/Oct/07
There is one scene in the Enterprise episode 'Borderland' when Spiner and Bakula are standing side by side in the ship's transporter. Bakula looks two inches taller.
MHouillon said on 17/Apr/07
No, him and Patrick Stewart were never the same height on Star Trek. "Data" always had good 1.5 inch on "Jean-Luc". (Stewart= 176cm, Spiner= 180cm). Spiner also had solid 4 inches on 5'7 LeVar Burton, Stewart had a bit more than 2 inches on Burton.
HellBoundPower said on 15/Apr/07
Him and Patrick Stewart were always about the same height on Star Trek, so I'd say 5'10.5"-5'11".
said on 16/Mar/07
Look at this good pic of Spiner and Fadil. A good inch, but no more.
MHouillon said on 13/Mar/07
Siddig El Fadil (Alexander Siddig) is a plain, simple 183cm (6ft). Compared Spiner to other cast-members I have to accept, that Spiner is a plain 180cm (5'11) guy, just as Rob has him listed here.
Warlord said on 31/Aug/06
I'm not sure on Spiner. I always thought he was more like 5 foot 9ish. In the crossover episode him and Levar Burton (who is not a tall guy) were in with Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir) he looked noticeably shorter than Siddig. I'm not sure of Siddig's height, but this site lists him at 5 foot 11-3/4. Maybe Spiner is 5 foot 10? He definitely was more than an inch shorter than Siddig and perhaps close to 2.
[Editor Rob: true, as I also mentioned before look at 2004 enterprise where he was beside connor trinnear who is 5ft 11...]
MHouillon said on 11/Jun/06
Okay, watched some TNG episodes recently. Spiner was no 182cm, but more a 181cm - typ during the series.
MHouillon said on 18/Mar/06
I think Spiner was a weak 5'11.75" 182cm during theTNG show, but a solid 5'11" (180cm) these days (saw convention pics). He surely wears no lifts.
[Editor Rob: I honestly thought now looks 179cm, he had good stance in 80's trek and did look legit 5ft 11 range]
d said on 8/Nov/05
i always thought he was about the same height as partick stewart on STNG, which i guessed at about 5'9. He sure looked shorter than Leo Dicap in The Aviator. But leo could have been on stilts, as he was portraying a 6'4" Hughs.
[Editor Rob: either it's his posture or he isn't 180cm these days...did not look it on enterprise last year]