How tall is Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
American actor best known for roles in tv series like Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad. In film he appeared in Godzilla, Total Recall (2012), Argo and Trumbo. At age 66 he said "I'm now at 169, for my Five-Eleven height".

How tall is Bryan Cranston
Aaron Paul and Bryan
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In order to approximate Johnson’s stature, Cranston, who is “probably a little under 6 feet,” wore lifts that added 2½ inches to his height. In scenes where Johnson argued with his closest colleague, Georgia Sen. Richard Russell (Frank Langella), the props department helped out. “Frank is 6-foot-3. He generously took off his shoes,” Cranston says. “What you don’t see, as I’m approaching him, is that I’m kind of walking on my tiptoes, and I step on a little apple box so we’re seeing eye to eye.”
-- NY Post

How tall is Bryan Cranston
Bryan & Diane Kruger
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Average Guess (148 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.87in (180cm)
Current: 5ft 10.21in (178.3cm)
5'11james said on 2/Sep/23
Peak: 180cm
Now: 178cm

He probably would've been bang on the same height as David Beckham when Younger...
Henners said on 1/Sep/23
The Average guess votes are dead on perfect with Cranston's peak height of 5"10 7/8ths
5ft10 1/4 now.
James N said on 5/May/23
5’10 seems to be a good height for him. He looked decently tall in MITM. But once in groups you could see he was average and even shorter than plenty. Rob what would you think his weight was in those years? 160lb range
James (179cm) Jones said on 30/Apr/23
I think 5'10.75 is more likely than 5'11 for Bryan's peak height...
James (179cm) Jones said on 29/Apr/23
Bryan would've been close to 6ft (182 range) in shoes in his peak (5'10.75).
Johan 185 cm said on 29/Apr/23
Typical strong 5'10" can look average at times and even tallish depending on shoes/people around them.
James (179cm) Jones said on 21/Apr/23
I think he was between 179.5cm-180cm in his peak

When he was in Breaking Bad, he would've been 178.5cm or 179cm in 2008-2009 ish...

Now hes 177cm ish now...
Jsjsjsjsjs said on 6/Apr/23
Rob can you add theodore saidden and nathan saidden (Superwog) because it's som say theodore is 5'8 to 5'10
Jsjsjsjsjs said on 5/Apr/23
Yea Bro He's Defo Not 5'10 lol
He can sometimes look like 6ft
Sonnecker said on 24/Feb/23
For what I saw about Bryan, I'd say a quarter of an inch both measurements.
James (178.3cm) Jones said on 16/Feb/23
5'10.75 (or weak 5'11) for his peak height, 5'10.5 ish when filming breaking bad, and nowadays he's 5'10.25 or a flat 5'10.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 13/Feb/23
I've been rewatching MITM and he Def pulls off 5'10.5
5'7 and a fraction said on 21/Jan/23
Gives the impression of a tall guy in breaking bad, but it seems I was wrong.
Big chungus said on 28/Aug/22
Tall guy
BT said on 18/Jul/22
Claims 5'11 here Click Here (0:25)

Think he was pretty much 5'10.5 in his prime, better chance of 5'10.75 than 5'10.25, today he can still seem a solid 5'10 guy.
Editor Rob
Thanks for linking to that, 169 lbs too.
Jawilder said on 15/Apr/22
Peak 5’10.5
Now 5’10.25
Ian Momo 'Questionable 5'10' said on 25/Jan/22
the average guess brobably spot on, today 178,5 , peak 180 cm
Tall Sam said on 6/Nov/21
He does look the listing with 5’11” Seinfeld, about a half inch shy but close to a similar height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Nov/21
Getting edged by Seinfeld...not sure about the full 5ft11 peak

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ALEXIZ/180cm said on 9/Sep/21
178 cm now and after (In my opinion)
Robbie Murphy said on 27/Jul/21
Rob, he always looked 3 inches at least taller then Jesse in breaking bad especially in the beginning. 5’10 3/4 peak height
Hong said on 22/Jun/21
Click Here He looks a couple of inches shorter than Tom Hanks in this pic.
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Jun/21
Looks 5'10.5 in mitm. By the end of breaking bad he was no more than 5'10. He looked taller than Colin Farrel in Total Recall, so Colin can't be 5'10.
asdfasdf said on 21/Mar/21
Yeah I agree too with the other posters, he always gives me the idea of being a decently tall/above average man, he might have been a strong 5'10 in breaking bad and I'm sure his peak was 5'11
DarkPower729 said on 6/Mar/21
It’s impossible for him to be under 5’10” under any circumstances. He always looks like a guy who fluctuates between the 5’10”-5’11” mark but never strikes me as more than 5’11” at any point. 5’10.875” (180cm) peak, 5’10.5” (179cm) now. Good height to be.
Genau said on 7/Feb/21
5ft10 3/4 for Peak?
Vincent Caleb said on 10/Dec/20
Anybody here have a favorite episode of Breaking Bad? Mine are Ozymandias, Face off, and Felina.

My guess for Bryan Cranston is 5’10” today, and 5’10 3/4” peak.
HJ said on 4/Dec/20
On how I met your mother, he looked 5'9" tops. I don't understand how he could be listed anything above that.
Damon Albarn said on 7/Nov/20
In Breaking Bad he looked like decently tall man, he's one of the few actors who had good posture and good proportions, a solid 5'11.
He might have lost 1.5 cm since he's in his mid 60s so he might be about 178.5 cm now.
Ian555 said on 26/Oct/20
Rob do you think when Cranston started doing Breaking Bad is when he started to lose some height?
Editor Rob
during the show might have been a stage he began to lose a fraction
Tall Sam said on 21/Oct/20
I could've sworn I read an interview where Cranston claimed his height as 5'11" but can't find it now. Of course he was likely rounding up slightly but at times could look close to it.
Slim 6'1" said on 28/Sep/20
Heisemberg was 180cm when young and is now 178cm
Daniel said on 7/Apr/20
The guy has not a very good posture at all, which makes him lose close to an inch in perceived height. That said, I would give him 1.78m (relaxed or even slouched posture as he usually is) and 1.80m.(if he just stretched out).
Jkiller said on 29/Jan/20
Peak 5'10 and a half, strong 5'10 nowadays.
Scorer said on 5/Jan/20
Good height
bigjohn said on 14/Oct/19
5’11 peak
solid 5’10 today
Beeman said on 18/Jun/19
5’10’’ definitely sounds right since that’s the average peak height for white and black Americans.
179cm guy said on 23/Dec/18
Rob I really think that you should really consider a 5'10.75 peak listing for Bryan (given that he looked well within a fraction of Jerry Seinfeld in the 90s Click Here Click Here ), and a 5'10.25 current listing (given that he looks well within a fraction of James Franco who is a legit 179cm guy Click Here Click Here Click Here ). Thoughts Rob? Your judgement is best.
179cm guy said on 22/Dec/18
Hey Rob do you think that Bryan Cranston would edge out someone like Tim Allen nowadays? Who would you give the edge to if you had to choose?
Editor Rob
Allen at times seems like he's nearer 5ft 10 flat, while Bryan can still look over it too. I think they may well be very close today.
178-179cm said on 4/Nov/18
peak:5'10"3/4 current:5'10"1/4
5'10"1/2 while filming Breaking Bad
Animus said on 18/Sep/18
He might have been a weak 180cm in his prime. He could have lost height by the time he came to prominence in his 50s. Today he's probably below 5ft10½.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Jun/18
I really can't see Bryan Cranston 1/2 lower than James Franco.
Rourke said on 23/Jun/18
5’10.5 is the perfect compromise, he’s probably this height bare foot anyways. Slightly above the average, nothing imposing at all.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jun/18
I think he’s still at least 5ft10
NiBBBBa said on 28/Mar/18
I think he was around 5'11" on his prime. He might be around 5'10" now, but he has a good posture.
CDS said on 15/Mar/18
Just seen him in recent film "last flag flying" (good film btw) and interesting how he easily edges out co-star 5'8" Steve Carroll by 2-3 inches and for most of the film looks very comparable to 6' Laurence fishburne, who must have terrible posture. When the two actors stood side by side in military posture and uniform, yes fishburne had a good two inches on him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/18
Rob, is 5ft11 peak possible?

He was already in his 50's when Breaking Bad started and looked a solid 179cm guy
Editor Rob
It's not a total impossibility, I suppose you could say he might have lost 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
Smiles03 said on 21/Jan/18
He could be close to 5'11
Smiles03 said on 20/Jan/18
He's like 5'11
annymoud said on 12/Jan/18
rob if hanks is 5 foot 11 Cranston got to be 5 foot 9 their is 2 ince difference Click Here think he shrunk and is now 176cm
Editor Rob
I don't think he's shrunk more than half inch or so by now, but at times I can see how he looks a weak 5ft 10 in photos.

Not a guy who you'd think would wear lifts...although he did for a film and in the article is quoted saying 'a little under 6 feet'
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/17
rob do u agree given pic of him and pine that cransotn could be 176cm now
Editor Rob
with looser posture I think bryan can seem under 5ft 10 at times now.
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/17
Cranston is half inch taller then 5 foot 9 bob ordenkirk definitely 176cm he looks 3 not 2 inches under pine
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/17
given the pics Cranston had with chris pine any chance he was never 179cm he alwlasy 178 shrunk to 176 cm now there got to be 3 inches between Cranston and pine . Cranston got to be 5 foot 9 now 176cm
Anonymous said on 5/Dec/17
rob if meausreing your height your spiked up if you are 180cm in shoes you wouldbt 5 foot 9 barefoot right hair dosent add much height right
Editor Rob
hair can vary, a 2 inch style is certainly on the upper end of thickness.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/17
rob here video of Cranston and jimmy kimmel skip to 6:50 kimmel has 2 inches on Cranston I think Cranston has shrunk to 176cm
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/17
rob here pic of chris pine and bryan Cranston bryan looks 5 foot 9 here next to 6 foot chris pine I think hes shrunk Click Here:
Simon said on 22/Nov/17
Rob, I've always felt as though there are not really any disadvantages to being a male in the 5'10, 179 cm range today. You will look the same range as most people and be taller than 90 % of women, do you agree?
Editor Rob
a man of Cranston's height in America can look a solid average range, he should never in life really think he is short.
Sam said on 22/Nov/17
A few years ago he still looked taller than George Clooney and with Steve Carell, based on stills from their upcoming film, he can look near 2 inches taller than Carell so I think there's a chance he could clear the 5'10" mark today.
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Slim 185 said on 13/Nov/17
Dreampuffe, Spacey’s a horrible soul, netflix have fired him from house of cards and cut ties with him.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 11/Nov/17
Rob, I would rather be with this guy than Kevin Spacey. (I’m not gay btw!)
Editor Rob
I'm happy being myself 👍 I have no aspirations to become famous, nor infamous.
Caulflower said on 9/Nov/17
@Rob do you think he actually lost a centimeter by now?
Editor Rob
yes I believe he has lost around that much.
Intevel said on 2/Nov/17
Rob I got the impression that he edged out Anna Gunn on the show when she wasn't in heels. Did he wear lifts?
Editor Rob
I don't think he did, though you could argue anna was at most 5ft 9 and Cranston a solid 5ft 10.5 range guy...
Guest66 said on 12/Sep/17
Still don't understand why he is listed 0.5in shorter than Franco, while he edged him out on bunch of different photos, wearing most likely not the same pair of shoes. Those were recent photos also. I believe that old man still holds his 179cm, and Franco is 178cm, otherwise I can't explain why he's looking taller.
S.J.H said on 21/Jun/17
I think anthony mackie is 1/4 taller than bryan cranston
delancey said on 8/May/17
Looks more 177 cm to my eyes in Breaking Bad, but on the 5'10 end. A really flat 5'10, wouldn't go lower though.
Editor Rob
I thought he could generally pull off 5ft 10.5 range in that show.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 1/May/17
He would definitely be taller than me.
j-c said on 22/Apr/17
He looks under 5ft10
height said on 25/Mar/17
i think 5 ft 9 clearly
S.J.H said on 22/Feb/17
Click Here Bryan Cranston look 5'9.5 with this 6'4 teen
Rich said on 13/Feb/17
I met him in Albuquerque in 2010. He's 5'10 1/2.
Jake said on 5/Feb/17
Peak height might be coming into play here. He was definitely a strong 5'11" at peak, but he's starting to look more like 5'10.5"
6 foot guy with small head said on 10/Jan/17
Yup saw him on Jay Leno show, both had dress shoes on,Leno had an inch on him easily...i heard Leno Is 5'10.5"....
headman said on 2/Jan/17
What do you think his head length is, Rob?
Editor Rob
could be near 9.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/16
Not a quite a 5ft11 guy
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
@James said on 11/Oct/16

No obligation either you see the wrong person or you were atually 5'10. Cranston look at most 5'10.5 and probably 5'10.25 nowadays with anthony mackie
James said on 11/Oct/16
Cranston stayed at a hotel I work at. I am exactly 5 foot 10 and a half. Craston was slightly taller than me. I saw him every day for a no mistaken he was just slightly taller than me. Many of the women who I worked with mentioned they were surprised he was as tall as he was. So I would have to say right around 5'11" has to be correct.
Alex said on 25/Sep/16
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He looks huge in this. Probably just an illusion.
Editor Rob
Cranston is a lift wearer...ok, just the one movie to play Lyndon Johnson.
Greg said on 24/Sep/16
@Peter 175. That's what I think. I mean I know he wears shoes that give him more height. I still believe he can measure close to 5'11 today, possiably a bit under it. But during his Malcolm in the middle days he did give a slightly tall impression. At worst I believe he might be 5'10.5-5'10.75 today. I'm sure he's only lost a small fraction at 60
Peter175 said on 17/Sep/16
Watching Breaking bad right now. He looks 3 clean inches or 8 cm taller than the Actor who plays Jesse so I think he's more a normal 5ft11 or maybe even 181. idk he just looks noticeably above average in every role he's in and I would gauge that height "noticeably above average" range as being a strong 5ft11 not a fraction above 5ft10
Aaron Zamora said on 26/Jul/16
I think that he deserves a peak height now.
SomeGuy said on 23/Jul/16
Rob I think these pics seem to show Cranston and Anthony Mackie to have no difference in height: Click Here Click Here Click Here

What do you think?
Editor Rob
Cranston today could be roughly 5ft 10, maybe a 1cm loss by age 60 isn't impossible.
No Way said on 11/Jul/16
If Cranston is 5ft 10, thenever Betty Brandthe is 6ft plus, which is HIGHLY unlikely. She's listed at 5ft 8 ish. Given she may be wearing heels in some scenes, he can only be 5ft 8. Tops.
172.4cm guy said on 7/Jul/16
Whoa, 179cm is just too much for Cranston. Here is a picture of him standing next to Anthony Mackie, a clean 178cm guy Click Here. Notice Cranston is slightly shorter, albeit he is leaning on one foot and we cannot see footwear. I think at this point, Cranston is closer to 177cm because he looks just under 5'10" in terms of his frame. So, in my mind, he is actually closer to 177cm and had a peak height of 179cm (maybe!).
Ad said on 13/Jun/16
In Breaking Bad, when Walt's (Cranston) missing posters are made, it says "height: 5'11"
Mike 1.80 said on 11/Jun/16
1.79 with shoes ok? No way this actor is 1.79 cm barefoot . The mugshot of his new movie that somoene post here put him at 1.77 with shoes. The wallabee shoe thst he used in Breaking bad lifts 3 cm. Rob all heights here are about people with shoes, right?
c-mo said on 21/May/16
Dame said on 6/Feb/16
I will say this guy is 178 cm half when he wakes up. He is pretty overworked actor and is getting older so that why he is 177cm around that later.


I wake up at 178.5cm , go down to 177.4 cm after 1 hour and to 177cm after 3 hours out of bed , down to 176.3-4cm 5 hours out of bed and to about 176cm at evening/night

when I watch Breaking Bad and compare Bryan Cranstons height to the people around him he looks similar to how I look/feel next to people but I would say he is a bit taller . I think he could be 180cm out of bed and 178cm at night or something . before I checked his height on celebheghts he was already listed as 179cm on the internet and I think it makes really sense but there is a chance of him that he have shrank a tiny bit and could be like 177.5cm at night or something ....thats what he looks on BB which is no surprise of why I think he looks similar to me next to people . but he is not that old yet so it is not THAT likely that he has shrunk already . so yeah I would assume he is 180cm out of bed and 178cm at night so 179cm overall
MD said on 17/May/16

Unless Anthony Mackie, who is listed at 5'10" but may ever-so-slightly shorter, is in some lifts, I'm not sure Bryan is more than a flat 5'10":

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He may have been this height at one time, but I'm not sure sure he is, anymore. Mackie even has a much smaller head and still manages to look at least as tall as him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/16
Rob, could he be more 5ft10 flat today?
BT said on 14/Apr/16
If he's lost any height at all I wouldn't say it's enough to give him a peak of 5'10.5 and 5'10 as current just yet. You could do 5'10.5 peak and 5'10.25 current, but he can still pull off looking 5'10.5 or very close.
Sam said on 7/Apr/16
In Breaking Bad, Skyler describes Walter as 5'11" and down in weight to 165 lb. due to cancer. Even at peak though 5'10.5" is the most I see Cranston at and he could be a smidge less today.
Paleman said on 20/Mar/16
He looks exactly the listed height. Stands very close to 5'11".
Sam said on 14/Mar/16
Cranston deserves a photo, he's had plenty of good performance but of course if only for one, it's his monumental work in Breaking Bad.
Editor Rob
eventually I will try to get nearly everybody a photo, it just takes time ;)
Mat said on 6/Feb/16
Rob, Seth Rogen looks at least an inch taller than Bryan here: Click Here
Dame said on 6/Feb/16
I will say this guy is 178 cm half when he wakes up. He is pretty overworked actor and is getting older so that why he is 177cm around that later.
Hahah said on 23/Jan/16
5'10 is an optimistic maximum imo, maybe he was during his peak. Doing a quick google search will tell you 5'11, but watching Breaking Bad there are some face to face scenes with Betsy Brandt and Anna Gunn and he looks as the same height or even shorter than them. Granted he has pretty bad posture but still
Quantumechanic said on 10/Jan/16
I agree with benneyb at 5'9. My wife, 5'2, took a picture with him at comic con, and he was the same height as me at 5'9. I'd post the pic, but I haven't a clue
MaskDeMasque said on 1/Nov/15
5'10.5 maybe for a peak height. Looks nothing over 5'10 nowadays.
benneyb said on 14/Oct/15
177 cm met him in person exact same height as me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Sep/15
Rob, any guesses for Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan?

He's been described 6ft but can look a bit taller than that?
Editor Rob
he could be in the strong 6ft range, he can pass for over the mark from a brief look.
5'5 said on 1/Sep/15
shorter than Jay Leno when he was on 2 years ago. 5'10" in shoes.
Mariusz said on 5/Aug/15
Cranston looks an inch shorter than Seinfeld back in his Dr. Whatley, converting to Judaism for the jokes days...I thought Seinfeld was 5'11
an anymous peach said on 29/May/15
Bryan Cranston - 179cm
Aaron Paul - 172-173cm
Jonathan Banks - 170cm
Dean Norris - 169cm
jessman said on 5/Apr/15
I don't think he grew much, if at all. He was always slouched with his walking sticks but seemed to have no real extra height after season 2. Difficult to say what height he grew to but not near 6'4. Maybe close to 6'0.
Sam said on 4/Apr/15
Oh, well that makes more sense jessman. Did he grow after season 2 bearing in mind RJ was 16 at the time?
jessman said on 3/Apr/15
RJ Mitte's character was described by Skyler (his BB mother) as probably going to be 6'3 or 6'4 when he reached his full height.
Most mothers might say this of their sons 😊
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Why does Bryan appear taller than RJ Mitte in some photos? Unless RJ is slouching to stay in character, but I would have thought he'd be clearly taller. His character on the show is described as 6ft3/6ft4 which is ludicrous, but he must be 5ft11-6ft range.
Sam said on 30/Mar/15
In his MITM days he looked easily 179cm without question, but in BB for the most part I thought he looked more solid 5ft10 range, so a small fraction loss in his 50s sounds about right. Badger at a guess is around 6ft3.
Dmeyer said on 13/Mar/15
Can pull off 5'11 with affleck
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/15
Gilligan looks at least 2in taller than Cranston so 184-185cm could be about right. The dude that plays Badger might be 6ft3 range?
Andrea said on 10/Jan/15
Yeah, Vince might be a little taller than 6', he could be somewhere between 6'0.5 and 6'1 rather than 6' flat! And Badger, i don't think he's a big 6'4 guy but more 6'2.5-6'3...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/15
Rob, any chance of adding Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan?

He's listed 6ft but looks taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/15
Actually the guy who plays Badger is 6ft4. But he only has a recurring part
Peyman 5ft 10.25in said on 7/Jan/15
accurate listing IMO
Tania said on 17/Dec/14
@cole: I've always thought he was over 6' because he slouched a fair bit in the show and looked taller than Bryan on red carpets. It could have been lifts working their magic, but I always assumed he was that tall.....I didn't give much thought to Flynn, because I was too busy watching his dad cook meth :P
cole said on 15/Dec/14
@Editor Rob: As far as the quality of the work goes I'm not so sure you'd want to watch that film, as it recieved somewhat horrible reviews. But if only to see how Cranston stacked up with Coleman I guess it's worth a watch - if they even have any scenes together, that is. I think a weak 180 isn't impossible for his peak, so I'd want to get some kind of evidence entertaining that possibility. I might just watch it after all. Like, if Leonardo DiCaprio or Brad Pitt ever made a crap movie, co-starring a guy I've met a couple times in Kristofer Hivju, I'd absolutely watch it only to see if they were taller than myself or not compared to Hivju. I guess you've had to make those kinds of sacrifices in the name of celebheights a few times over the years...

@Tania: But is RJ really 6'1-2 though? Personally I highly doubt that. In event-pics he looks about the same as Cranston quite often, maybe an inch or so taller at best. Between 5'11 and 5'11.5 is my guess for him. Don't know Rob's thoughts on RJ, but I doubt he'd see 6'0 or more.
Editor Rob
I think he measures 6ft 1 in boots
Tania said on 8/Dec/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 5/Dec/14
Breaking Bad had a pretty short cast. All under 6ft.

Not entirely true. RJ Mitte (Walter Jr) is about 6'1-2" IMO - over 6ft for sure. Anna Gunn and Betsy Brandt are 5'10" and 5'9" respectively, which are pretty tall heights for ladies, even if they are under 6ft.
Besides, Heisenberg would still be the one who knocks, even if he was like 5'0"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/14
Breaking Bad had a pretty short cast. All under 6ft.
cole said on 3/Dec/14
@Editor Rob: I think 179 cm still is a fair shout, but yeah, maybe he's touching more of a solid 178 cm these days. His posture isn't great though, and you'll never see him wearing big heels or lifts.
cole said on 1/Dec/14
@Editor Rob: Do you think he could have been like 5'10.75 at his very peak? I've not seen any of his 80's and 90's stuff, but the guy is 58 now - he still looks 5'10.5 today so I'd say there's a slight chance he'd have been nearer 180 cm in his youth, unless he's been one of those people lucky enough to not having lost much worth mentioning. I know he was in A Sci-Fi film with 6'2.5 Jack Coleman in 97, haven't got any clips or pics of them together though - would be interesting to see...
Editor Rob
today he can look not much over 5ft 10, I think 179 is an ok peak for him, never seen the film with Jack Coleman yet
ray said on 4/Nov/14
Awesome actor, does look 5ft10.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
If he hadn't done Breaking Bad, he'd be at those conventions for off his Malcolm in The Middle fame
cole said on 4/Sep/14
@Editor Rob: Have you noticed how in most public appearances with fellow celebs, Bryan's usually the one in more modest footwear like converse or flat heeled boots. You never really see him in much bigger heels than this: Click Here

That's why people can get a sub 5'10 impression I think. He could look upwards of 8 cm taller than Aaron Paul, like he did on BB (even more than 8 cm at times), if he bothered to stand tall and cancel out any footwear advantage Aaron might have. In most events he looks about 7 cm taller, but he's rarely standing properly, and I'm of the impression that Aaron's one to pop on the bigger heels, maybe even a wee lift. Aaron can look about equal to Giancarlo, so he could also be a 171 cm guy.

Everybody's wearing boots, lifts, platform heels etc, and then there's Mr. Cranston in all his glory: Click Here
He's holding a loose posture as well, and the shot isn't doing him any favours either, as he's in the center of a pic that's pincushion-distorted.

In low heeled boots with a platform-wearing Jessica Biel: Click Here
If she's 170 cm, shouldn't she edge, or at least be the same height as a 179 cm Cranston in modest footwear?
Don't know just how much those platforms would give though...
french guy said on 14/Aug/14
i always believed he was 5'10, that's what he looked in Malcolm
lelman said on 13/Aug/14
Rob, What would you guess for RJ Mitte? Sometimes he looks shorter than Cranston, other times he looks a fair bit taller. He looks like he might have had a growth spurt during Breaking Bad.

He's listed elsewhere as 6'1", which he can look sometimes. Click Here
Editor Rob
last year he claimed to be 6ft 1 on his twitter, but it probably is optimistic by at least an inch, maybe 5ft 11.5 is possible
Andrea said on 12/Aug/14
Bob Odenkirk gets listed at 5'11.5 a lot but clearly looks nowhere near that! I'd say he's 177 tops next to both Cranston and Paul... Maybe 5'9.5 is a good shout?
Editor Rob
that's a big stretch, 5ft 9.5 is probably the most I'd guess him...actually would say 5ft 9, I might add him.
cole said on 3/Aug/14
@176 cm man: I think you're confused. I never said Cranston wasn't 5'10.5. I responded to a user named 'The Mentalist' - who said Cranston looked 176 cm next to "181 cm Radnor". I posted a few screenshots from the episode 'Columns' to show that they are pretty close in height. Just to clarify. My opinion is: Cranston - 5'10.5, Radnor - 5'11. Maybe Cranston could be heading towards 5'10 flat or 5'10.25 soon, but he seems to have held up ok.

@Editor Rob: What's your estimate on Bob Odenkirk (Saul)?
176 cm man said on 17/Jun/14
cole...cranston is barely shorter than radnor and hes in shoes. 5'10.5'' at the very least
Spike said on 17/May/14
Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks a solid and consistent 1.5 inches taller than Cranston in press photos and during the Godzilla B-roll footage, as well as the actual film. Either Johnson is 6-foot (which seems unlikely based on research from this site), or Cranston needs a down grade to 5'10 or the more likely 5'9.5. This is especially evident if Aaron Paul is 5'7.75, as shown in the photo below.
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J.Lee said on 25/Apr/14
Rob, I'm 5 ft 10.5 exactly right now and it is 3:30 Pm. Is this my legit height even if I shrink a quarter inch before bed? How do you know which height to go with, since some days I'm 5 ft 10.5 even before bed? How do you determine this for celebrities when you can always be a height difference of 1/4 inch on different days? Do you round up or do you round DOWN? I know that you go by the end of the day, but which one are you technically supposed to go with? Mid day or end of day? You say that you are at your lowest height several hours after waking up, but I find that on days when you are more strenuous, you can shrink another 1/4 inch. That's where I'm confused as far as what height you are supposed to give yourself if you want to be exact and precise.
Editor Rob
there is no universal law. Unfortunately we have a varying height. I would say if you went with 5ft 10.5 that is fine. At worst you might be a little shy of it, but that is nothing.

Once you are up 5-6 hours on your feet you are going to be either at low or close enough to it that any further shrinkage isn't noticeable.
jeff said on 20/Apr/14
mp skyler wears different sized heels a lot so that isn't a good estimate.
J.Lee said on 14/Apr/14
Rob, if a man is 5 ft 10.25 at 6pm at night on a bad day, 5 ft 11 in the morning, bu usually 5 ft 10.5 around noon, can he say 5 ft 10.5 as his height if he's 5 ft 10.5 half of the time at 6 pm or just slightly under at 6pm, but 5 ft 10.25 at night on a bad day?
Editor Rob
I think it's ok to go with half inch mark with those times, a 1/4 inch round up is reasonable, a 3/4 inch roundup though...that's a bit much
Sam said on 7/Apr/14
When Anna Gunn wears heels she's definitely a little taller looking than Cranston (i.e. the party scene in S1 where he's dressed like a sea captain) but they are pretty close in other scenes.
M.P. said on 19/Mar/14
He's way shorter than that! On Breaking Bad, he was barely the same height as the 5'10" actress that plays Skylar. I'd say 5'9 and 3/4" is his true and honest height.
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
He consistently looks a little taller than George Clooney. Both are a little shorter than 6'0" Tate Donovan. I think if Cranston's 5'10.5", that makes Clooney around 5'10" on the nose.
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Mr. R said on 12/Mar/14
Now this is one of those rare cases where the actor looked a little taller than his listed height. I saw Bryan at an art gallery. He was closer to 5-11. Just below.
chrisssss said on 9/Mar/14
He looks alot shorter on bb cuz of the baggy clothes and slumped posture, i was stunned how tall he lookedat the golden globe awards, solid 5'10
Goose said on 7/Mar/14
I thought shorter than 5'10 but they just a picture with him and JD (5'8) on Howard Stern and yep he's 5'10 alright.
Nick said on 30/Jan/14
They say 5'11 in breaking bad. That's probably his peak height, since he doesn't really look it in the show.
k said on 25/Jan/14
5'10.5 seems right. His peak possibly strong 5ft11 weak 6ft mark
cingetorix said on 16/Jan/14
Breaking bad cast
Walt - 5'10 barefoot
Skylar - 5'9 barefoot
Hank - 5'6 barefoot
Mari - 5'7 barefoot
Gus - 5'5 barefoot
Mike - 5'8 barefoot
Jesse - 5'7 barefoot
Phlin - 6'0
Lydia - 5'3 barefoot
Todd - 5, 9/10
Dave/ Other main Nazi - 5, 7/8 respectively
Sam said on 23/Dec/13
This listing is fine. Breaking Bad had quite a short male cast, Cranston is the tallest guy on the show I can think of and it shows in pictures, it can make him seem taller than average range, which he actually is.
Sam said on 27/Nov/13
On Breaking Bad, he often looks easily 3 (if not a bit more) inches taller than Aaron Paul.
jim said on 8/Oct/13
Oddly, he looks taller in BrBa (perhaps an inch or so) than he was in Malcolm in the Middle.
Lo sgozzatore said on 3/Oct/13
Jim Beaver had some scenes with Bryan and he looked slightly shorter, i think. So this listing is right, he's gotta be somewhere in the 5'10-5'10.5 range.
Brad said on 30/Sep/13
Looked to be on par with or slightly shorter than 5'11" Jerry Seinfeild in the 90s.
bran said on 28/Sep/13
I guess Dean is 170cm, so Bryan is definitely around 178, by the way, greatest actor ever.
Adamz said on 24/Sep/13
good listing and i've seen all episode of BB.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/13
Looks around 178-179cm range in Breaking Bad.
Lorne said on 12/Sep/13
He's beginning to lose height, at 57, a few years and no more than 5'10 flat. And until recently, Clooney would have measured no less than 179cm standing tall.
Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Sep/13
Yeah, cole, you're probably right...
cole said on 4/Sep/13
Someone mentioned he could look 0.5" taller than Clooney, that's because Clooney is 5'10.
Jason said on 2/Sep/13
Looks 5'11". What was his peak height?
Lo sgozzatore said on 27/Aug/13
Anna Gunn is more like 5'9 range, maybe a bit over. Even when she wears quite big heels (like 3 inches), Cranston looks at worst slightly shorter than her. Yeah, he can give a 5'11 impression in Breaking Bad but i think that 178-179 is spot on! In any case, TREAD LIGHTLY!
Dejavu said on 26/Aug/13
Ben affleck looks 4 inches taller
sanders said on 25/Aug/13
anna gunn is 5'10" He is slightly taller.
Louis said on 21/Aug/13
Rob, he looks little bit taller or same height as clooney, maybe 0.5in upgrade?
JAM said on 19/Aug/13
Some of you guys go crazy over shoes and don't realize alot of people have bad posture. I saw Cranston in ABQ filming for breaking bad I would say he is indeed around 5'11.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Aug/13
Cranston- 5'10-'10.25
Paul- 5'7.5-7.75
jjoohhnny said on 3/Aug/13
Camera angles make a big difference. The director makes sure no actor looks towered over. A lot of the camera angles are from below looking up giving the illusion of being taller.
Lorne said on 27/Jul/13
Lol I didn't even know he was downgraded! I just said 179 is a better listing than weak 178. Remember he is 57 now, so he will have lost some height. 179cm peak is more than fair, not less than 178.5. Today looking more and more a weak 5'10. And I don't know what your talking about, there is MORE than 3 inches between then, it's why nobody can believe 172cm for Aaron Paul. But Paul wears 0.7in flat shoes a lot", Cranston always has 1 inch dress shoes. All things considered, 5ft7.5 A Paul and 5ft10.5 peak Cranston seems right. If Cranston was flat 5'10, Paul was never more than 5'7 flat!
Iceman said on 25/Jul/13
Aaron Paul is somewhere around 5'7.5" and Cranston at most looks like he's 2.5 inches taller. I think 5'10" is a much better listing for him. Either way Lo Spaghettio and Lorne, you guys need to calm down. Going crazy over someone else's listed height is a definite over reaction.
Benny said on 25/Jul/13
The reason why he looks so tall because the others actors are below average. For example. Gus Fring is 5'8, Mike is 5'7, Jesse is almost 5'8, hank is 5'7, his mexican fellow is 5'6 or 5'7. So cranston looks tall compared to them
Lee said on 5/Jul/13
He looks 5'10" at most
Lorne said on 3/Jul/13
I could see 5ft10.25in peak for him, or a solid 178cm, but not 5'10 flat, Aaron Paul would have too be 1.7m, as I said. And you must excuse Lo Sg. He is very... Passionate. But Rob is right, he does the best he can, and this site is f#%^in awesome, so his best is pretty good! And 179cm was the original listing. Rob then downgraded him. So he is simply switching it back. 179cm is a better listing than 5'10 flat, but I could see 5ft10.25, again.
Iceman said on 27/Jun/13
Looking at all the photos of him, Cranston looks like a solid 5'10"(Peak). If this was the original listed height I think it should be changed back. Hope it wasn't changed because of that guy's badgering. I'm also not sure why anybody would get upset over a listing they disagree with.
Lorne said on 24/Jun/13
Cranston was not an inch or two shorter... And hat's off to lo sgattore, or whatever. He was right about this listing, he was def 179cm peak. Even if he's just a solid 5'10 today, he is like 56 or so, a little height loss is expected. I never knew Cranston was downgraded to 5'10, or I woulda went crazy! You would need to put Aaron Paul at 1.7m! However, hats off too Rob, for running this site, and being remarkably accurate! (and sorry Lo SF, Welling is, and has always been, 190cm. But your right about Paul. Even 172 is generous...
J.Lee said on 8/Jun/13
Rob betsy is 5 ft 8.75 but anna is listed at 5 ft 10. Is that accurate?
Editor Rob
she might be a little taller but 5ft 10 maybe too much
J.Lee said on 28/May/13
how tall is anna gunn, rob?
Editor Rob
a little taller than betsy possibly
The Mentalist said on 11/May/13
Next to 181 josh randor he looks 176
Conti said on 1/Mar/13
I would say 5'10 in lifts and 5'9 solid for Bryan Cranston.
rob89 said on 25/Feb/13
I think 5'10" range (178-179 cm) is about right, certainly looked around that to me in Breaking Bad. I remember there was a scene (2nd season i think) where Skyler described Walter as 5'11" to a police officer (this was after he disappeared and Skyler called the police to help find him). He's probably not that tall these days, at the very least it's likely a roundup from 5'10.5". But i guess it's possible he's shrunk a little and was just about 5'11" when young.

He looked to have quite a few inches on Aaron Paul, who i at first thought was closer to 5'6" than 5'8". I now realize though, that Aaron probably gives an impression of being shorter than he is due to his slight, small build, relaxed (sometimes bad) posture and flat shoes. If he isn't quite 5'8" he's probably not far from it.

Bryan also seemed to edge out Anna Gunn who gets listed at 5'10" everywhere, though he might have had a shoe advantage in the scenes they stood next to each other. But then again, Anna has hair advantage for most of the show (except the first season), so i do think Bryan is slightly taller, by somewhere between 0.5-1 inch. I'm thinking Anna is probably a little under 5'10", more like 177 cm.
Always ga said on 6/Feb/13
Heisenberg clearyly looks 5'11
Hew said on 11/Jan/13
Wouldn't say poor, more relaxed, but I get what you're saying. Still don't think he's much over 5'10 these days.
Balrog said on 10/Jan/13
Cranston has poor posture at times which makes him look 5'10'' or less but when he's standing good he can look 5'11''. I think the listing is perfect.
Trey said on 8/Jan/13
Wow, Lo sgozzatore, are you writing a novel? Jeez, calm down will you. Why did Cranson just get upgraded? Was it based on what Lo sgozzatore was badgering you about? He doesn't seem 5'10.5 at all, if anything he looks 5'10 flat.
Lo sgozzatore said on 5/Jan/13
Yeah, but if a guy looks one time an height and thousand times another one, its better to put him at the second one. I saw all the episodes of BB, and Paul looks more than just 5 cms shorter than Cranston. You said you didnt see it, why dont you trust me? Or downgrade Paul or upgrade Cranston, who's listed everywhere at 5'10.5. If you dont see enough stuff about certain celebs, why adding them? Thats not my opinion, if you're lazy, i can put screenshots so that you can judge yourself! He does look shorter or same than Esposito, in every single shot. Let me guess: bas posture?
Editor Rob
maybe the original 179 is ok for him
Lo sgozzatore said on 5/Jan/13
Not everything is a guess, i think you should be as precise as possible. I doubt anybody thinks Cruise could be a 6'3 guy, so it's not a guess, it's a fact! When somebody starts to look certain height most of the times, you should put that height but it seems you just ignore sometimes! For example, Hamilton, everybody said he's not 5'8, but you gotta protect Cruise (maybe because he's more "important" than the others?). Cranston looks all the 5'10.5 on Breaking Bad, how can you have him at just 178 if he has 6+ cms on Aaron Paul? Another one, you wanna keep Welling at only 190. Ok, that's fine, but you cant keep Jessica Alba at 169, she gets towered in heels by him.
Editor Rob
yeah as I've said before many people have a range where you can guess them, and there are extremes to all ranges, every cm away from it becomes more and more unbelievable to people.
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Jan/13
Then downgrade Paul, who looks slighly shorter than Giancarlo Esposito! Why do you add people that you dont know? See Bova, Gassman that you barely know but get added on this site! Except the people you meet and the very famous ones, you shouldnt add guys just to have more people on this site! I remember Tracy Spiridakos, that you add at 5'6 just because her agency said that but you never saw her in anything (your words). Or Hamilton at 5'8 just to match Cruise's listing or Bar Refaeli who looks nowhere near 5'9 but you must have her at that mark to match Cameron Diaz's listing! Just saying... I dont want to attack your site because its the best in this field and this is a fact! Just givin an advice ;)
Editor Rob
I run the site the best I can, and until a person is measured, or the info about the measurement became known to us, everything is a guess and in many cases differing opinions.

What one man sees as 5 inches in a photo of lewis/jensen, another will see as 4 etc...
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Jan/13
Thank you, Rob! Only Will Smith deserves crazy listings :)
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Jan/13
Just put him 5'10.5, that also supports better the 5'8 aaron paul listing since he looks at least 6 cms shorter than Cranston
He desevers the 5'10.5 just because of his great work ;)
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Jan/13
Rob, did you have him at 5'10.5? He's listed everywhere at that height and he actually looks close to 180 in Breaking Bad. Maybe an upgrade to 5'10.5 is fine? Great actor, great show
Can't wait till summer 2013
Editor Rob
yes 179, I thought he was that, or in the strong 5ft 10 range
Lo sgozzatore said on 3/Jan/13
That's pretty hard because on the show he (RJ Mitte) never stands straight as you know, even in photos he hardly stands perfectly straight! Anyway he looks similar to Cranston, i believe he could be a bit taller if standing at his tallest. Maybe 5'10.5 range?
Reter said on 3/Jan/13
So how tall does that make RJ Mitte?
Lo sgozzatore said on 1/Jan/13
Watch it! It is worth! :) If it helps, there was a scene with Jim Beaver and Cranston did look a bit shorter...
Lo sgozzatore said on 31/Dec/12
Rob, you watch BB? Whats your guess for bob odenkirk aka saul goodman? He gets listed at 181 but he looks 5'9 range, a bit shorter than Cranston, who could easily be 5'10.5 in my opinion... Maybe 5'9.25-5'9.5?
Editor Rob
not many eps, it's on my future watch list
Lo sgozzatore said on 17/Dec/12
If she is 5'9.5, Cranston is at least an inch taller since she looks at least 2 inches shorter when she wears ballerina... There was a scene where she had 3inches heels and she was slightly taller than him, like 1-2 cms max...
Lo sgozzatore said on 16/Dec/12
So, Rob, you think 5'9-5'9.25 for Gunn is reasonable?
Editor Rob
a little smaller than him, 5ft 9.5 might be possible
Lo sgozzatore said on 16/Dec/12
And Anna Gunn? She gets listed at 5'10 but she can look 2 good inches shorter than Bryan Cranston but i also gotta say that she often wears ballerina. Maybe 5'9.25?
Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Dec/12
Rob, how tall you think dean norris is? Looks short, 5'7 range?
Editor Rob
between 5ft 7 and 8 might be possible
Lo sgozzatore said on 11/Dec/12
Rob, how tall you think dean norris is? Looks short, 5'7 range?
TY5´11.5 said on 4/Nov/12
Rob: If anything Cranston was as tall or taller than Matty McConaughey (whom I think you have listed a fair bit taller than he really is) in Lincoln Lawyer, but as you have said yourself a bunch of times, judging someones height from tv-shows and movies does not give you the best idea.

He was a good 5´10.5 at his peak for sure - now a days nothing over 5´10 (177,5 ~ 178 cm). You could arguably shave the .25".
MaskDeMasque said on 24/Oct/12
He looks 179cm in early breaking bad episodes but after watching old MITM episodes again i think 178 is correct. Breaking Bad has some crazy low camera angles. He maybe 177cm now, i think he's shrunk slightly.
Adamz said on 19/Oct/12
Mr. R, Are you sure? You always downgrade.
Matt said on 29/Aug/12
Always thought he was a taller guy. Heh.
Mr. R said on 6/Feb/12
Saw Bryan last night when I was walking around North Hollywood. He is a WEAK 5-10. Actually closer to 5-9.75.
MaskDeMasque said on 1/Jan/12

Cranston is clearly a bit taller than Gunn, 179cm is correct for Cranston, Gunn 177-178cm
Paul said on 25/Dec/11
if Anna Gun is 178cm (5'10.25") then Bryan Cranston is 176cm (5'9.25")
Hugh said on 15/Nov/11
My dad is 49 and he was 5´10.5" at his peak, now he is 5´9.75". I think a drop like this is fair for Cranston as well, he also looks to be sloucing really bad.
176 cm is possible now a days for Cranston.
Salazar said on 2/Nov/11
Hey Rob, you might want to update the intro-sentence of Bryan Cranston.
Maybe like "US Actor. Most famous from Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad", since 'It has won six Emmy Awards"”including three consecutive wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Cranston"”in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.'
Keep it up!
Editor Rob
yeah I can add BB to the line
MD said on 26/Oct/11
How tall is his castmate Aaron Paul? He's listed everywhere as being 5'8", but there looks to be about 3 inches between the two, and I'm not even sure Bryan is over 5'10".
Editor Rob
last thing I saw bryan in was lincoln lawyer and I think matthew mcconaughey was taller than him a bit
L said on 27/Sep/11
hes obviously 5'11
jtm said on 13/Jul/11
178-179 cm is correct.
Mr. Tempus said on 11/Jul/11
5'10 (1.78)
Mathew said on 25/Jan/11
5'10" even, not more.
marcus said on 5/May/09
malcolm is definitely not 5 7 he is listed on this site as being 5 4
Crush said on 31/May/08
I think 5'9.5 to 5'10 is most realistic for this actor.
patrick said on 14/Mar/07
Yes Martin! He doesn't look that small even though i wish i'd be 5'9 myself !
He looks 5'11 which is so common and konwing that Reese is about 5'9 that sounds normal. Facing Jerry Seinfeld, he looks alike and this one is at least 5'11!
martin said on 29/Jul/06
5'9 is ridiculous. He really looks being 5'11 tall.
Jake said on 10/May/06
I think 5'9" is more realistic.
PJ said on 29/Mar/06
I saw him once on Seinfeld playing a dentist or a doctor of some sort. He stood next to Jerry and was about the same height. If Jerry is 5'11", then 5'10" isn't much of a stretch.
bruce88 said on 10/Mar/06
he doesn't actually look that height if compared to "Reese" from the show "Malcolm" who is 5 feet and 7 inch/ I give him a strong 5 feet and 9 inch

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