How tall is C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

American Actor best known for roles in films such as The Outsiders, Soul Man, E.T., Red Dawn and The Hitcher.
I mean, let's face it, I'm 5'10" 160 pounds. I'm not the most menacing, imposing figure. - Smashing Magazine, 2011

How tall is C Thomas Howell
5ft 8 Rob and Christopher @ LFCC
[I'm] Six Feet.

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Average Guess (25 Votes)
5ft 9.92in (177.6cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 28/Nov/20
I noticed C Thomas is on our Great British TVs this afternoon, starring in a horror yarn about bees.


It's from about 18 years ago and I just might watch it. Out of his films, there's simply no beating 'The Hitcher' from 1986, if I remember rightly.

5ft10. 😁👍
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/20
Compared to how Ralph Macchio looks, I don't see less than 5ft10 w/h Rob. Don't know what his shoes are like though.....still has incredible spine to claim 6ft
CDS said on 5/Sep/20
5'9.5" standing next to Rob, but closer to 5'10" than a lot who claim that height! 5'9.75" at best...
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
a bit shorter than bernthal my money is on 177cm
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Oct/19
Christopher was brilliant in the original 'The Hitcher'.

I bought a copy and gave it to my boyfriend because he is such a fan of this film. Since the untimely demise of his co-star, Rutger Hauer, the price of this film has soared.

Christopher Thomas can have 5ft10! 😊👍
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Oct/19
Rob, would you consider adding him?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/19
Really Rob, I actually thought more 6ft2 range. Looked it on Thirtysomething and in that movie with Howell

Maybe somewhere between 6ft1-2?
Editor Rob
Somewhere between might be possible, though he's yet to be given a page.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/19
Rob, how tall do you think this guy is?

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Editor Rob
6ft 1 range
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jul/19
Click Here Tom Cruise in a ready elevator shoes still look several inch shorter than a flat sneakers C-Thomas.
Jammes said on 3/Feb/19
He was on the Punisher season 1 for a couple eps,he looked 2 inches shorter than the 6'0 tall Ben Barnes
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Nov/18
I wonder, what did C Thomas play in ET? That's interesting and something I never knew that until I came to Celebheights!

I'll always remember him for the terrorised young driver from the original - and best - version of 'The Hitcher'! 😨🚘😈

Christopher Thomas Howell can have 5ft10.

That's another thing I never knew - his first name!
Editor Rob
I don't think I even remembered his first name. I probably said 'Hi C' to him! 😊
Bobby said on 20/Oct/18
He's leaning but still looks 5'10, looks similar to me.
Zampo said on 4/May/18
Looks like if measured (standing tall), would hit 5'10 on the dot!
The Shredder said on 2/Mar/18
I didn't think he looked shorter than a guy I measured under a stadiometer at a good 5'10.25 in the evening , but He did have at least 0.5 footwear over me. 5'9.75 isn't impossible but it's legit the minimum
CIMD said on 27/Feb/18
Looks a little closer to 5'9.75" here.
The Shredder said on 11/Jan/18
He looked at least 1.5 shorter than Michael Biehn in person.
Jordan87 said on 5/Jan/18
He claimed 6 feet in addition to his 5'10? Insecurity runs wild apparently more in Men it seems.
The Shredder said on 19/Dec/17
He looked no shorter than a legit 5'10.25 guy I measured when I met him , but Howell had a good 1.5 dress boot on . 5'10 flat is honestly about right.
Nik said on 18/Dec/17
5'10" is on the money!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Dec/17
No wonder people view 6ft as average...with guys barely scraping 5ft10 if their lucky going for it
Bard said on 7/Dec/17
5'10 is honest enough, but 6' is demented
The Shredder said on 16/Nov/17
He looks close to 5'10 next to Rob and Rob has the slightly better posture
Jeremy said on 11/Nov/17
He looks 5 ft 9
Shredder said on 8/Nov/17
When I met him he looked similar to a guy I know for a fact is 5'10.25 , 5'10.5 , but C. Thomas had at least 1.5 footwear over my 0.75 ish , So 5'9.75 is the very lowest he can be. 5'10 flat is about right.
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
He looks 176 in the picture, I can't see 5 cm between you guys. Maybe 4 at most.
JJAK said on 16/Jul/17
Hard to say his peak career wise was likely while he was growing looked weak 5 9 most times.
As an adult he pulls of a solid 5 10 look when not around tall folk.
Very oddly he looks quite short every time he is next to a 6 plusser.
If he beat up vin diesel and took his boots sure he could be 6 foot more convincingly then he is.
Either way good actor very underrated except in height I think he is 5 10 on a good day.
World Citizen said on 27/May/17
5 ft 9 3/4
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Dec/16
@ Shredder - I'm not even familiar with 'the Outsiders', not in the least! C Thomas Howell was also in a horror film involving insects - bees I think! I don't think the certificate was more than a PG, but it was still a good story!
Shredder said on 20/Dec/16
The first thing I ever saw him in was E.t , but he is best known as the lead in The Outsiders.
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/16
I only really know C Thomas Howell for his part in the original version of 'The Hitcher', which was by far the best. Before I arduously exerted myself to pop over to his page, I would have said 5ft10, and he is, which is brill!
I didn't spot him him in ET though! Maybe next time...
Shredder said on 17/Dec/16
Rob , How tall does Mark Wahlberg and Luke Perry look next to him?

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Editor Rob: Shredder, he still looks a 5ft 10er range, Perry in that Stern 'measurement' certainly wasn't under 5ft 9, though it was just holding a tape near him, somewhere in 5ft 9-9.5 range for Luke isn't unlikely.
Shredder said on 17/Sep/16
He should have stayed with 5 ft 10 claim. He looked 5'10.5 with me and had at least 0.5 more footwear.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/16
Bizarre pair of claims
the shredder said on 9/Mar/15
If anybody is interested , here I am with him . I am 5 '6 in the afternoon He has a good 0.5 footwear over me.

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The shredder said on 5/Mar/15
He looked 5'10.5 to me with 0.5 more footwear. He is 5 '10 and looks it in my pic and Rob's pics
Lorne??? said on 18/Feb/15
I actually think he looks 5'10 here. Remember Rob is a very strong 5ft8.
the shredder said on 2/Feb/15
Rob , what can we give Rae Dawn Chong?
[Editor Rob: could look anywhere in 5ft 6-7 range from another look at her.]
brian h said on 30/Jan/15
Another little guy lying about how tall he is,typical of all actors
[Editor Rob: I think he was right with 5ft 10 but saying 6ft is a bit of a stretch! Zero chance of that, he's a good 2 inches smaller in person than 6ft men.]
PLB said on 22/Jan/15
Speaking of Megalodons I used to have a tooth. Camp Letts on the Chesapeake Bay was right in the sweet spot for giant shark's teeth. I found a big one when I was a camper. I was about 10 as I remember.

The Megalodon only went extinct rater recently - perhaps a few tens of thousands of years ago. Most authorities now recognize that the Amerindians wiped out the North American mega fauna but obviously they couldn't have doe that to the Megalodon. I think it's an official mystery.

Another mystery is what ever happened to C. Thomas Howell's career? He was making movies alongside Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze - as well as every other hot young male movie star in Hollywood - they all prospered and he fizzled. He began to produce grade Z Sci-Fi movies and now he just hangs around the periphery.

He's a lot smaller guy that I had thought. I weigh exactly twice what he does. (I'm a lot taller too),
the shredder said on 14/Jan/15
Rob , I thought he was taller than Reedus , can Reedus be more 5'9.5 at best ?
[Editor Rob: that mark is possible for Norm.]
the shredder said on 13/Jan/15
Rob , he really does look more weak 5'10 with you , can he be just under it ?
[Editor Rob: I think he is about 5ft 10.]
Sam said on 8/Jan/15
This is a pretty honest 5'10"er IMO.
the shredder said on 7/Jan/15
5'10 , I met him .
Alex 6'0 said on 6/Jan/15
He looks at least 1.5 inches taller than Rob. Weak 5'10 range seems right
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/15
5ft9-9½ tops beside Rob.

Don't know where he gets the gall to claim 6ft
Lonestar said on 4/Jan/15
5ft9.25 without his taller hair. 5ft10 in sneaker and added hair still not 6ft
Mike said on 23/Dec/14
Strong 5ft 10-10.25in.
Judd said on 23/Dec/14
Good example of a 5'10" guy
Sam said on 22/Dec/14
The megalodon could have swallowed at least two men measuring a solid 5'8" in a single bite. Instead of seals like the great white, it preferred to attack whales, especially the ponytail whale, which went extinct thousands of years ago and went out of style 25 years ago.
the shredder said on 20/Dec/14
Rob , is Ralph's photo coming soon?
[Editor Rob: i'll put that up soon]
Connor183 said on 20/Dec/14
Rob are you interested in sharks?
[Editor Rob: I prefer to keep sharks at arms length. I do like Jaws though.]
Connor183 said on 20/Dec/14
Rob, about Glenns instagram account the megalodon bit, isnt a megalodon a huge monstrous prehistoric shark related to the great white? im wondering if Glenn stole height from the shark too? or maybe Glenn has an ancestor called the meGalodon?
[Editor Rob: yeah, G was into all that monster/bigfoot/mythical creature stuff.]
the shredder said on 20/Dec/14
He started off honest with 5'10 , I met him . 5'10 he is
Danimal said on 19/Dec/14
[Editor Rob: I think his original claim was fine, he can look 5ft 10, I believe he'd measure near enough that mark, but there's zero chance he's 6ft barefoot.

G's still claiming 5ft 8 as his height. He's disrespecting honest 5ft 8 guys!]

Rob, does G have a website? I used to be friendly with the guy back in 2004 until you gave him the boot for the final time. We used to email each other. Don't worry, I'll still be loyal to this site. Just curious to know what he's up to and where I can check him out.
[Editor Rob: you can find big G on his glennmegalodon instagram account if you want to talk to him.]
Connor183 said on 18/Dec/14
I think rounding up to a cm is not that bad, you can get away with claiming that as your'e not far off from that height and in general its almost impossible to spot a small difference like that anyway, but claiming 4cm over your real height like Glenn did is definetly against the height law!
Rey said on 17/Dec/14
I can see 5 10 1/2.....
Brad said on 17/Dec/14
G 5' 8" in '14? He's 5' 6.5" at 9 P.M.. C. adding a duece, nasty height boo-boo.
Connor183 said on 16/Dec/14
Yeah Rob and 5ft 10 guys claiming 6ft are disrespecting honest 6ft guys! height rounders and height thieves man!
[Editor Rob: the confusing thing is people who call their height in shoes.

I'm not a fan of calling height in footwear. I'd have to say "I'm 5ft 8.75 in converse", "5ft 9 and change in dress shoes", "5ft 9.5 in cat boots".

Barefoot is the great equalizer for everybody.]
Connor183 said on 16/Dec/14
Rob do you think this guy (Christopher) is another member of Glenns club? you know the fact that he claimed 6ft at 5ft 10.
[Editor Rob: I think his original claim was fine, he can look 5ft 10, I believe he'd measure near enough that mark, but there's zero chance he's 6ft barefoot.

G's still claiming 5ft 8 as his height. He's disrespecting honest 5ft 8 guys!]
the shredder said on 16/Dec/14
Guys , I met him. There's a pic from Feb 21 of me. He looked around 5'10.5 in about 0.5 more shoes over myself. 5'10 is perfect.
Tommo said on 16/Dec/14
Do you think he's a full 5'10 Rob? Doesn't look it at all to me. Doesn't look like there'd be the same difference between you and him as there would be between him and a legit 6 foot guy like Mark Selby.
[Editor Rob: well I seen him with a few people and would put him as close to 5ft 10 mark.]
Kourosh said on 16/Dec/14
he is 177cm tall.
Danimal said on 16/Dec/14
Based on this pic with you Rob, he looks 5'10" and change. That's at solid 2" and he's losing height by leaning in as well.
[Editor Rob: I am sure there's a 2 degree tilt in the camera More level...

This is me On a 2 inch block...

you really think Howell looks like that? Of course not, he's not over 5ft 10 in person.

Connor183 said on 15/Dec/14
Chris is slouching a bit with Rob, looks 5ft 9 range here but standing straight he will look 5ft 10, 5ft 10.5 is possible.
Andrea said on 13/Dec/14
"Don't know where see 5'9 , he is close to 2 inch over Rob who is 5'8.25."
It's Rampage we're talking about, shredder...
the shredder said on 13/Dec/14
Don't know where see 5'9 , he is close to 2 inch over Rob who is 5'8.25.
Byron T. said on 12/Dec/14
Looks 5'10.'' His hair gives the illusion of being taller.
Khalid said on 12/Dec/14
I should say he's a in between 5'9 and 5'10.
MrTBlack said on 12/Dec/14
One of the few honest 5'10" ers.
the shredder said on 12/Dec/14
Rob what range would you say he was in in The Outsiders ?
[Editor Rob: don't think he'd finished growing when filming it, but then Ralph looked a few inches smaller aswell in it and he's like several years older! Been a while since I seen it now.]
the shredder said on 12/Dec/14
lol at 5'9 , he is 5'9.75 , 5'10 at worst , I met him. He looked 5'10.5 ish with 0.5 more footwear
lelman said on 12/Dec/14
Has about 2 inches on you, could be 5'10.25", I thought 5'10" guys claiming 6'0" was a myth.
Andrea said on 12/Dec/14
"I hate when guys fudge their height by 2in.
This dude looks about 5ft9 if we're being totally honest "
O yeah, 5'9... You're the best Rampage! ;) This guy genuinely looks taller than 5'9 with Rob, he looks taller than the 176 challenger girl, i think he's 5'9.75 at worst! So 5'10 is a good listing...
Triplescrew said on 11/Dec/14
He was awesome in Gettysburg. Never looked 5'10" next to 6'3" Jeff Daniels but it could have been camera angles. Would have given him 5'11", maybe he was that height in 1992 when that movie was filmed, cause clearly Daniels has lost some height since then.
Hypado said on 11/Dec/14
C. Thomas Howell is 5ft 10in (178 cm)
the shredder said on 11/Dec/14
Looks 5'10 max with you , I thought he looked 5'10.5 in 1.5 dress shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/14
I hate when guys fudge their height by 2in.
This dude looks about 5ft9 if we're being totally honest
Tommo said on 11/Dec/14
Looks 5'9 with you.
the shredder said on 21/Feb/14
his 5'10 160 lbs is spot on I think. Look here with me , I am a strong 5'6 er and he had boots on and appeared 5'11 max.

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linke said on 19/Feb/14
6 feet is too high. I do agree with shredder, he might be tad over 5'10 but very least likely. He is rake thin, so may easily come across as much taller.
the shredder said on 17/Feb/14
Rob see the photo with me and that he is much more 5'10 than what does Rae Dawn Chong appear with him? She gets listed 5'8 but I think more like 5'5 , 5'6.5 .
[Editor Rob: hmm, maybe she could be nearly 5ft 7]
the shredder said on 19/Oct/13
Rob , can he be more 5'10.5 ? Also what do you think Rae Dawn Chong is ?
[Editor Rob: would need to look at rae more, 10.5 might not be improbable, the fact he gave a taller height aswell as a 10 height is a bit bizarre.]
Lorne said on 19/Jun/13
Yet he always plays a killer!!! The Boston reaper was certainly imposing at 5'10, 160lbs. But seriously, thanks Rob for even having an actor as obscure as Howell!!!
linke said on 12/Feb/11
He's very honest guy I must say.
Editor Rob said on 11/Feb/11
He said himself recently he is 5ft 10.
linke said on 3/Dec/10
howell aint under 5'10,jtm.

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