How tall is Charlie Day

Charlie Day's Height

5ft 5 ¾ (167 cm)

American actor best known for his role as Charlie Kelly on tv series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In film he can be seen in Horrible Bosses and Pacific Rim. On a Wired video he claimed I'm just about a smidge under Five-Seven. I didn't quite make it to dreams were crushed" and that he weighed "Somewhere around 150 pounds, give or take."

How tall is Charlie Day
Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Charlie
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Average Guess (69 Votes)
5ft 5.47in (166.3cm)
FriedChicken said on 28/Apr/23

Is the full 5ft 6 ruled out? Looks very similar to Jack Black in recent pictures.
Editor Rob
Would be interesting to do a proper measurement of him. I really would be surprised if he was over that mark.
Alanna said on 3/Mar/23
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Jackie Lee said on 20/May/22
Are you sure he's 167cm? He look about 3 inches shorter than ice cube who's 5ft8. The previous listing of 5'5.25" makes more sense to me
Editor Rob
I think from looking again with guys I met from pacific rim like burn, charlie, perlman and kazinzky, maybe closer to 5ft 6 than 5 seemed more arguable.
Tall Sam said on 12/May/22
I could see 5’6” and change as his morning height and a weak 5’6” later in the (Charlie) day.
Tall Sam said on 11/May/22
Rob, what do you think of Rob McElhenney measuring Charlie Day at 5’7.5”, in sneakers (no lifts)? That would make Day close to 5’6.25” but I don’t know what time of day this was.
Editor Rob
Hard to say precisely as the guy was looking and just calling out a figure...but going back to how he looks with other stars like from Pacific Rim, I can see the argument he looks closer to 5ft 6.
Sunnyfan said on 25/Apr/22
Charlie measured 5'7.5" Was wearing thick shoes, plus hair. I'd say 5'6.25" flat in the morning. I give him 5'5.5-75". Surprisingly his wingspan is 67 inches. Good for him!
Jackie Lee said on 22/Apr/22
Rob between me and Charlie day who do you think would measure taller? Also if I were a celeb what would I be listed as on celebheights?

I am close to 168cm out of bed, 166cm before bed and if it's a strenuous day, I might fall to 165.5-165.8cm
Editor Rob
I think he might edge you out.
Tall Sam said on 20/Apr/22
Same video here where Rob McElhenney measures Day and says Charlie measures 5’7.5” in shoes and has a 5’7” arm span. What do you think Rob? I think Day is sporting pretty good sized sneakers but not lifts, perhaps Day could be near 5’6” barefoot. Click Here
Jackie Lee said on 31/Mar/22
In it's always sunny he can pass as 5'7 he looks below average in height rather than solidly short.

My guess for the cast members

Glenn 5'10
Rob 5'9
Kaitlin 5'7.5
Charlie 5'5.25
Danny 4'10
Anonin said on 15/Mar/22
He was measured, 5'7.5 on podcast. He said the shoes add some. I'd say he's 5'6-.025 flat in the morning. Kaitlyn is definitely two inches taller than him so I can't see him being 5'6.5-5'7. Or she'd be 5'8.5-5'9..
Eels eels said on 13/Mar/22
The Rob and Charlie measure themselves on the always sunny podcast albeit wearing trainers, Charlie claims to be 5'7 in shoes and was measured as such, Rob was measured at 5'10 in shoes meaning Rob is probably a solid 5'9 and Charlie a 5'6 or thereabouts. This was filmed in the morning though so he could dip below that but i think this listed height is a bit low for Charlie, he's probably close to if not 5'6
Tall Sam said on 26/Dec/21
I can see Charlie look close to the likes of Jack Black and Ben Stiller, I see him as between 5’5” and 5’6” and possibly closer to 5’6” for a good part of the day.
FriedChicken said on 9/Nov/21
Honestly feel like 5'5 1/2 listing wouldn't hurt
toddd0461 said on 28/Sep/21
Can't wait to see him be brothers with Chris Pratt in the new Super Mario movie.
Lee Parker said on 29/Jul/21
He looks 2 inches taller than Mary here both on flats either she is 5ft 3 1/4 flat or he is 5ft 6
BalticGuy said on 13/Jul/21
MD said on 8/Jan/15
With 6'0.5" Chris Pine:

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All I'm going to say on that is that if he's actually only 5'5.25", that would definitely make Chris Pine way shorter than 6'0.5". For reference, my wife is 5'4", maybe 5'4.5", so would be less than an inch shorter than him given the latter, and I'm 6'1.75 to 6'2" depending on time of day. My wife, barely shorter than Charlie, both of us without shoes facing each other, is small enough that I can comfortably put my chin on TOP of her head. Which means I could likely do that with Charlie Day if he's truly barely edging over 5'. Here, he looks closer to the middle of the bridge of Chris Pine's nose.

So, either Chris Pine is more like 5'10", or Charlie Day is taller than that. IF Chris Pine is a legitimate 6 footer, Charlie Day in that photo cannot be any less than 5'6" unless there's substantial footwear at work.

I wouldn't put him at 5'7", but I'd say 5'6" is certainly possible and in any case, I just doubt Chris Pine is over 6 feet tall. He's never struck me as being a tall guy in anything he's ever been in. Strong 5'10.5, 5'11.25" range vibes from Chris Pine - and given that Day CANT be over 5'6" by more than a hair, at best, that also definitely calls into question any 6'0.5" heights for Chris Pine.

Someone coming up to the bridge of your nose is typically, for most average guys, about 4 to 5 inches shorter. 3-4 inches height difference typically takes the top of your head to their eye level. 5" then to where the top of Day's head is in that photo, which, is Day is 5'5.25"....puts Chris Pine at just over 5'10", and 5'11" if we're being super generous about it (the average human head is 8 to 9" long, so anything more than a 5" height difference and Day would be more like the bottom of Pine's chin if it were a 7.25" height difference as a 6'0.5" Pine would suggest).

But Day is simply not THAT short compared to Pine. He's a lot shorter, yes, but not chin level. Nose level. So either Day is 5'7.25"ish (unlikely - even he never claimed 5'7") or Pine is not a real 6 footer. If I'm only 1.25 to 1.5" taller than the purported Chris Pine height, my wife should be coming up to the bottom of my nose / top of my mouth at least and she doesn't at 5'4.5" (0.75" shorter than Day's supposed height here).

MY suspicion, then, is that Chris Pine is 5'11" and Charlie Day is 5'6". THAT would make more sense given the size comparison here. I stand by 5'6" for Charlie Day. Maybe even 5'6.25" in the morning.
Tall Sam said on 15/Apr/21
Think he’d be right around 2 inches under Kaitlin Olson. Oddly enough based on camerawork he can look closer than you’d expect near Rob and Glenn on the show but more expectedly he can look clearly a fair bit shorter, especially near Glenn. These three remind me of the Beastie Boys with Charlie corresponding with Ad Rock as the littler guy but Charlie could be a full inch and change shorter than Adam. Rob corresponds with Yauch as the confident 5’9” guy and Glenn with Mike D as the relatively lanky, tallest one.
Nicster1297 said on 15/Mar/21
Im gona say closer to 5’6
Jkiller said on 15/Dec/20
Spot on listing, 5'5.25. Looks about 6-7cms shorter than Jason Wiles (5'7.75) in Third Watch.
Tall Sam said on 4/May/20
Might be worth an Its Always Sunny page, Rob. I think Charlie can pull off maybe 5'5.5" at times.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Feb/20
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Littlelee5ft6 said on 9/Jan/20
He looks a good 9 inches taller than danny devito in recent photos he really could be 5ft 6
179cm guy said on 1/Jun/19
5ft 5.25 or 5.5 I feel are probably more believable than 5ft 6 or flat 5ft 5.
179cm guy said on 9/May/19
Charlie: 5'5.25-5.5
Glenn: 5'9.5-9.75
Rob: 5'9-8.75
Kaitlin: 5'7.25-7.5
Danny: 4'9 now
179cm guy said on 1/Feb/19
Hey Rob if you had to choose between a toss up of either a flat 165cm or a flat 166cm for Charlie's evening height which one would you personally go with? The average guess seems to favour the latter. BTW I think that his current listing is spot on.

As for his personal claim I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed in Charlie, he seemed like an honest guy in all of his interviews. The only chance that he would have of hitting 5'6.75 (I'm guessing that that's what he's implying by saying that he's a "smidge" under 5'7), in a mugshot would be if he was wearing cowboy boots with his hair spiked up the way it is in the photo that Rob posted. Also, his weight claim of 150 pounds seems to be quite egregious. I weigh 150 pounds at 5'10.5 so I can confidently estimate that Charlie is only 140 pounds.
Editor Rob
I think 5ft 5.25 or 166 seems reasonable, I would stick with that. 5ft 6 seems too high and a flat 5ft 5 I think probably is a bit low.
KH said on 30/Jan/19
I think we argue a lot over half inches or even slightly more which can be really hard to discern with the naked eye. If Charlie can look like he is 5'5.25 he could just as easly be 5'5.75 or 5'6 in reality. If Kaitlin Olson is really 5'7 1/2 I don't see over a 2 inch height difference there based on watching quite a lot of Always Sunny. I think Charlie is a weak 5'6 which is plenty short. There is no way he is below 5'5.
Monkey knees said on 8/Jun/18
Charlie - 5 5 and a smidge.
Glenn - 5 9.5
Rob - 5 8.75
Kaitlin - 5 7.25
Danny - 4 9 now.
MJKoP said on 2/Apr/18
Looks like a tiny Bradley Cooper.
lee168cm said on 26/Mar/18
So what Conan?
Conan said on 26/Mar/18
Charlie Day is short, even he is shorter than me 4 3/4 inches
Powerhouse said on 20/Mar/18
That kinda sucks that he is another one of those dishonest celebs when it comes to height. He seems pretty genuine and down to earth. It’s extremely rare for guys in the 5’5 range to own up and say they are 5’5, they seem to almost always try to claim 5’7. I’d say he is 5’5-5’5.25, I’ve never seen him look taller than that. This listing is probably generous. I also wouldn’t think he was 150lbs either but closer to 140lbs.
SD(171CM) said on 19/Mar/18
Click Here In this video,3:49=He says a smidge under 5'7...which you would assume 5'6.75 but I think he is an inch shorter.
Blue said on 8/Jan/18
He's definitely either 5'5" (165cm) or 5'5" and a half (166cm).
I'm 100% sure of it, he's nothing less and nothing more.
Ken said on 27/Sep/17
Yes in fist fight, barely 5ft 5, next to barely 5ft 8 ice cube and 5ft 8 tracy morgan. So I'd say 5ft 4.75 or 5ft 5 just
Sam said on 14/Aug/17
He's clearly under 5ft 5in mark ... come on Rob!
Danbilzerian said on 7/Jul/17
Hey Rob what is the height that a man has to be to stand out from the people? Like you notice that he is shorter than most people. Is it 5'5 or 5'4? Thanks
Editor Rob
both figures can become more noticeable in public, the further you get from the mean, the more rare the heights are.

Seeing 5ft 4 men is rarer than 5ft 7. It can be similar in the opposite direction - we might see a lot of 6ft -6ft 2 men, but 6ft 4 will be more noticeable.
personguy said on 20/Jun/17
He seems a solid 3 inches shorter than Rob McElhenney & 2 inches shorter than Kaitlin Olson. I'd definitely list him as a solid 5'6"
Quoter86 said on 14/May/17
Rob this is a terrible listing. He rarely looks 3" shorter than 5'9 listed Rob McElhenney let alone 4". He usually only looks between 2" - 2.5" shorter. I've watched most episodes of Always Sunny and I don't think he's a lift wearer.

I'd say 5'6" to 5'6.5" for Charlie.
Editor Rob
He can look 3 -4 inches smaller I thought. 5ft 6 I'm not sure he really looks that big though, but over 5ft 5 yeah I can see it.
Sam said on 13/Mar/17
Yeah, a 5'5.5" height is possible for him, he can look pretty much a head taller than Danny De Vito on It's Always Sunny but definitely not anything around 5'6" or higher by Christoph Waltz.
Thomas said on 11/Mar/17
Hey Rob, what made you think he's not 5ft 5.5in tall? It's a big downgrade.
Max said on 4/Mar/17
Just watched his new movie "Fist fight" alongside ice cube. He looked 2 inches shorter than him.. and would be about 5ft 6 max.
Chris said on 24/Feb/17
Nah this guy is 5"4 comfortably 4 inches shorter than the likes of ice cube and Tracey Morgan in new movie fist fight. Awesome jillian bell is supposedly 5"6 and she is slightly taller in flats in the movie. 5"4.5 tops
Marc said on 17/Feb/17
Hes got some pics now with ice cube who's 5ft8 cuz of their new film this listing is fair to me.
Big Bob said on 14/Feb/17
Rob look at him next to Jimmy Fallon and Kendall Jenner, there is no way this man is 5' 5'', 5' 3 (1/2) or 5'4'' is way more accurate.
Wolf said on 5/May/16
He's never that tall. He ALWAYS wears platform shoes, plus he hides them under his bell bottoms, which means that there must be a lot of additional Inches to hide, otherwise he wouldn't put in the effort. Also compare the size of his torso and arms to that of his guitars which will give you a better idea of how tiny he really is.
MD said on 8/Jan/15
With 6'0.5" Chris Pine:

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Sam said on 6/Jan/15
He seems to be 5'5" flat next to Christoph Waltz as the latter looks a solid 2 inches taller and is a self-described 5'7".
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mikey said on 6/Jul/14
l think it is cool that everyone can debate about this subject because l never knew sooo many people wondered this kinda stuff like me l would say he is a solid 5 <5 because Tom cruise is 5[7 and he is definitely taller than charlie day
The Exorcist said on 19/Mar/14
Looks like a textbook 5'5" to me. Very similar (body type) to Al Pacino.
Lorne said on 27/Feb/14
Well if it is Howerton, how tall are you? I guess 179cm??? (PS: I thought the same thing.)
Sam said on 26/Feb/14
Probably not but for an instance, I thought "Not Charlie Day" might be Glenn Howerton or Rob McElhenney, they've both been known to post on internet pages about their friends.
MD said on 26/Feb/14
lol! No words.
Not Charlie Day said on 24/Feb/14
I'm barely Six Feet Tall.I met Ron Perlman who is in Pacific Rim with Charlie Day. I tower Ron Perlman. He's 5ft 7in. Perlman towers over Day in Pacific Rim. So quick math, Charlie Day is 5ft 2in at best.
Sam said on 27/Nov/13
Sometimes the way It's Always Sunny is shot can make Day look closer in height to Howerton & Mac...but then in photos you can see he looks several inches shorter.
Hola said on 25/Nov/13
The more I watch IASIP it just cant slip my mind that his height is very, very elusive. looks 5'4 at times and then 5'6, probably posture.
Hola said on 25/Nov/13
Would you be shocked to find that he was the same height as Marshall Allman?
Editor Rob
he can appear 5ft 5-6 range, so wouldn't be a big shock.
John said on 6/Nov/13
5'5.5 seems dead on to me, Rob Mcchenly is 5'9 they say it on its always sunny and Charlie is quite shorter so i'd say 5'5-5'6 is right. He usually spikes his hair up and he has a decent build so he can look taller when he is on screen alone.
Hola said on 5/Nov/13
I think 5'5 flat or listed is correct. His hair can give off the impression that he's taller. But that's that.

He can probably measure 5'4.5 evening and with crappy posture as many 5'5.5 men can.
Sam said on 28/Oct/13
I disagree, I think 166 cm is a good call for Day. He gets pretty well towered over by Jason Bateman, who seems a weak 5'11".
hmm said on 10/Sep/13
He's have to stand next to David Spade
Lorne said on 30/Aug/13
To be fair, he wears converse a lot. But a good downgrade, I doubt he'd measure taller than my father at peak.
Lo sgozzatore said on 28/Aug/13
Dont know about 5'5 flat but could he be more 5'5.5, Rob? He doesnt look over that with Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis!
Editor Rob
yeah that could be nearer the mark for him
cole said on 19/Aug/13
Looks 5'5 in socks next to DeVito to be honest.
Görkem said on 11/Aug/13
He is no less than 5'6. 5'6 is so correct. Nice point Rob.
Zeke said on 22/Jul/13
He's constantly made fun of for his height in everything he is in he looked real short in pacific rim id say he's just about 5'5, maybe even 5'4 1/2.
Sam said on 12/Jul/13
Charlie looks pretty short in the Pacific Rim premiere photos posted on Charlie Hunnam's page. Probably 5'5"-5'6" range.
Duhon said on 11/Jul/13
Charlie day in socks next to devito. Click Here
jtm said on 4/Jul/13
i think 5'4 or 5'5 is more accurate.
Mooplefoo said on 10/Jun/13
5'5 I say compared to rob and danny DeVito on its always sunny. Honestly id believe 5'4 1/2.
PeterPiper said on 5/Mar/13
5'4 and a half is my guess. I'm comparing him to Danny Devito. Looks about 4 or 5 inches taller. He does the old spike your hair trick.
MaskDeMasque said on 5/Feb/13

They're clearly joking.... lol.
batbat said on 4/Feb/13
It's kind of hard to tell if they're joking, but his castmates said he's 6'1 in this interview.
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thegoo said on 4/Jan/13
I met him in NY in 08, he was around my height may like a half inch shorter i'm 5'7 so, I think he's like 5'6 and a half or something around that
Felipe said on 11/Dec/12
Just watched his interview on Conan, i find very hard to believe that he is 5'6.. I'd say 5'5 max.
MaskDeMasque said on 28/Oct/12

Thanks for insulting me. The reason i say he maybe less than 5'6 is that Rob Mcelhenney (who is listed here as 5'9) seems to have slightly more than 3 inches on Charlie. Unless Rob is slightly more than 5'9...
MaskDeMasque said on 4/Aug/12
after watching IASIP i think he maybe slightly smaller than this. 5'5.75 maybe?
tonio said on 14/Mar/09
could be 5-3 or 5-4 max because he is wearing 4'' to 5''heeled boots
Bob said on 18/Dec/08
he still is an amazing guitarist no matter what his size is even though it is sure surprising/interesting lol
PierreScott said on 3/Apr/06
I'll bet 5ft6 and 1/2 inches is more like it if he isn't wearing bigger shoes.
Glenn said on 4/Feb/06
could be 5-5.
JB said on 2/Feb/06
Stevens height has always been suspect. He always wears boots with at least a 1 1/2" to 2" heel.

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