Chester Bennington's Height
5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)
American Singer and musician, remembered as the vocalist of Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots and Dead by Sunrise. In his autopsy his body weighed 167 pounds and measured 69 inches (5ft 9).
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Average Guess (56 Votes)
5ft 9.83in (177.4cm)
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 28/Nov/20
Yeah, the average guess looks good to me. Zero chance he was even close to 2-3in shorter than Weiland. Clearly had about an inch on guys like Leto and Slash
Leesheff85 said on 20/Oct/20
Why lol at the average guess? It's only fractionally higher than what rob lists him as
Honest5'11" said on 23/Aug/20
Just lol at the average guess, was probably 2-3 shorter than 5'11" Weiland.
John Martinez said on 21/Jul/20
I've been a big fan or Linkin Park for a very long time. I always thought of Chester as 5'10. I'm kinda surprised his autopsy listed him at as low as just 5'9. No he looks taller than 5'9, give me a break. He definitely looks closer to 5'10 than 5'9 even in bad pics. In Most pics He looks a solid 5'10 to me.
said on 1/May/19
Rob, what's the height of the other guy? Click Here
Maybe a bit over six feet
said on 13/Feb/19
Looks close to 5'10. Hey Rob, were you affected by Chester's death? I was a big fan of Linkin Park and wanted to be a rockstar when I was young because of him. It was sad to think he was very depressed and as a rockstar we assume he would be the happiest person in the world. Your thoughta?
It's sad when anybody passes. I understand how much his passing would have effected all his fans.
said on 25/Dec/18
I checked his autopsy report and it said he was 69 inches isn’t that 5’7 ??
It's 5ft 9...but he really could look taller than that with others.
said on 3/Nov/18
Rob, was he listed at 5'10" flat here before ?
he was between 5ft 9 and up to 10 at one point, at least I think....
miss you said on 19/Oct/18
Miss you chester. 😭
Peter175 said on 15/Oct/18
Can you add Mike? I think he's 5'10 if chester is 5'9.5
Ruben Bosco said on 19/Aug/18
5 ft 9 3/4
said on 7/Apr/18
Hi Rob how much do you think Mike shinoda is ?
Doesn't look that much different than chester.
Ajay said on 22/Mar/18
Rob, he deserves at least a 5'9 3/4 listing I feel...
Dream(5'9.5 said on 20/Mar/18
Rob, I have a feeling he'll edge me out by a small fraction.
He does look nearer 5'10" than 5'9".
said on 23/Feb/18
Rob, I think Chester was probably the same height as David Bowie, please upgrade him to 5'9.75". I think it will be the most reasonable for him.
It may be the autopsy mismeasured, he seemed like he could pull off near 5ft10 at times.
176cm guy said on 1/Feb/18
I think the autopsy guy who measured Chester might've rounded down instead of rounding up to the nearest inch. So i think it is most likely that he could be a little under 5'10" than he is a flat or strong 5'10". But then again, in Paul Walker's autopsy he was measured at 71" (5'11") which i think is quite off (but then again his body was mutilated in that accident, so it's possible some parts of his body were missing or crushed).
176cm guy said on 1/Feb/18
@Dude 173 cm Well he does look skinny but the question is, what is underneath all that clothing?! Maybe he is well-toned, or may have a little bit of love handles. Possibly both. But either way, i think he could weigh around 167lbs. When i was 167lbs, i can look skinny depending on what clothing i'm wearing. But it is possible that he could be lighter than that and it could've been deadweight. Who possibly knows. Everyone's body shapes are different anyways.
176cm guy said on 1/Feb/18
@Dude 173 cm Well he does look skinny but the question is, what is underneath all that clothing?! Maybe he is well-toned, or may have a little bit of love handles. Possibly both. But either way, i think he could weigh around 167lbs. When i was 167lbs, i can look skinny depending on what clothing i'm wearing.
said on 1/Feb/18
Hey Rob, do you think 177cm is possible?
I think the autopsy is probably too low, 5ft 9.5 is the lowest he could look and maybe the 5ft 10 mark wasn't impossible for him.
Chris said on 6/Jan/18
I still think he was 178cm as autopsies tend to give inaccurate heights. 177cm is believable though
said on 27/Dec/17
Rob, did you ever think he could be 5'9.5 when he was alive or is it just the autopsy measurement that made you downgrade him? He always looked roughly 5'10 to me, and used to stand his ground next to Chris Cornell... Click Here Click Here
Now that I think of it, he did have a small head though (in my opinion) and maybe he also had a higher eye level? So maybe he could have been eye to eye with 5'10 guys but was really 5'9.5... How big was his head, like 8.5 inches? It seemed really small
Editor Rob: he barely looked even 5ft 9 with our old friend Glenn, but then he's a guy who looks taller than jared leto, who most folk would say seems a very solid 5ft 9 range guy...I suppose 5ft 9.5-10 is likelier than the 5ft 9 autopsy.
Paul NS (6ft0.5)
said on 24/Dec/17
Just to back up what I said, here's Breitbart with D'Onofrio and Breitbart's autopsy giving him 6ft3. Click Here
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 23/Dec/17
I'm pretty ambivalent about the downgrade, he could look both heights to me really, but it's not impossible the autopsy mismeasured or his corpse lost height.
I'm always a bit wary of autopsy heights as fact... the Andrew Breitbart one (by the same team that did Bennington's) somehow gave him a whopping 6ft 3, despite the fact that he only ever claimed 6ft 1 and was towered by Vincent D'Onofrio... yeah, what a true 6ft3er...
I think in Bennington's case it's more likely he was a weaker 5ft10 all along
Dude 173 cm said on 16/Dec/17
I don't think he is under 5'10
Dude 173 cm said on 15/Dec/17
167 pounds? How? He is really very skinny
Paul NS (6ft0.5)
said on 10/Dec/17
Here, James: Click Here
I can't say I'm super surprised by the measurement as he never appeared to be the strongest 5'10... I think 5'9 flat is unlikely though
said on 10/Dec/17
Autopsy is here: Click Here
James said on 9/Dec/17
@ checker Where did you get that info that he is 5'9 in the autopsy. He's a inch taller then Jared Leto who is also 5'9 unless Leto is more 5'8"
Tim 184cm said on 5/Dec/17
His autopsy lists him at 69 inches. RIP :(
checker said on 5/Dec/17
Autopsy report says hes 5'9
Yes said on 5/Oct/17
He is no less than 6'2 without shoes.
Slim said on 10/Sep/17
Mark(5'9.5 said on 31/Aug/17
He would easily be taller than me.
Average guess is probably close to the truth, the guys a weak 5'10".....
Mark(5'9.5 said on 31/Aug/17
He would easily be taller than me.
Chris said on 25/Aug/17
A lanky 178cm, he could some times look like he could pass for 6ft. I think Chester was 178cm, and mike is 181cm.
Tyson said on 31/Jul/17
Chester had 1 cm of eyelevel less than the average 5'10 guy, Shinoda I feel he is 2 cm taller with 180 cm
Warren said on 25/Jul/17
We wish he could be, R.I.P Chester Bennington
Jani said on 25/Jul/17
I remember seeing Linkin Park live in 2009 and on stage Chester looked around 180cm-ish but could be a little boost from the shoes too. I think it's definitely believable that he was around 178cm or so. Sad that he's gone.
Michael Jackson said on 24/Jul/17
R.I.P Chester, we bring u in a heaven by our wishes including ur friend
said on 24/Jul/17
Mike Shinoda looks 4, possibly 5 inches taller (if you take into account for the lean and footwear) than Fall Out Boy, member Pete Wentz, who is probably more 5'5.5" range.
I'm going with 179 cm range for Mike.
K K said on 24/Jul/17
I wasn't a big fan of Linkin Park, but I like a couple of their songs. He looked quite short in the video for Numb, as he's angling upwards slightly towards the mic, but I guess that's due to the position of the mic as well. 5 10 sounds about what I thought. Rip to Chester and my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. x
Chris said on 23/Jul/17
Mike shinoda looks 181cm, Chester Looks 178cm.
Chris said on 23/Jul/17
178cm, his lanky frame makes him look taller sonetimes. R.I.P LEGEND!
Bobby said on 23/Jul/17
So powerful voice. Rest in peace, Chester
Fisticuffs said on 22/Jul/17
I heard Mike claimed 5'10". If so then maybe Chester was a little under this. R.I.P
Tyson said on 22/Jul/17
Awful comparison photo, Daron isn't over 166 cm
Phil said on 22/Jul/17
Linkin Park is the definition of mainstream.
he was 5 foot 9
Warren said on 22/Jul/17
His good friend Chris Cornell lost in may that's why he did... and that was his birthday
said on 22/Jul/17
He's got to have been around 5'7 - 5'8 look at him with confirmed 5'7 Daron Malakian
Rest Easy Chester...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jul/17
I guessed 5ft7!
Definitely not a coincidence that his death occurs on the same day as close friend Chris Cornells birthday
Warren said on 22/Jul/17
Can't quite believin' WHY? JUST WHY?
Hans Meiser said on 21/Jul/17
I know some LP fans. This is horrible for them.
Nik said on 21/Jul/17
Rest in peace.
Ier said on 21/Jul/17
Rest in piece my friend :'(
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jul/17
I'm going to have to join Arch with his sentiments, only perhaps more so.
I see a young face and then read, horrified, that he is no longer with us. How heartbreaking to lose another young talent, whether you are familiar with his work or not.
I was not, but I still send his family, friends and fans my warmest condolences, and heartfelt sympathy.
RIP young Chester xxx
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jul/17
RIP, but I'm not going to join the bandwagon and say what an incredible fan I was and how talented I thought he was as the honest truth is that I wasn't and didn't think he was talented in the way that Cornell was. Sad all the same. He's a lot taller than I thought though, maybe his small frame and head I was thinking nearer 5 ft 6 or 7.
Johnny said on 21/Jul/17
RIP, one of my favorite singers...I become so numb!
Mark(5'9.5") said on 21/Jul/17
Damn it. He was really cool; Chester will certainly be missed.
shiva183cms said on 21/Jul/17
It's very sad, first Chris cornell now Chester bennington
May his soul rest in peace
Quoter86 said on 20/Jul/17
Solid 5'10 guy..
Makoto said on 20/Jul/17
Sad,remember my youth listening Linkin Park...
aknawkneemoose said on 20/Jul/17
right after chris cornell. sucks man
jb1987 said on 20/Jul/17
Rest in Peace
Visitor said on 20/Jul/17
RIP Chester Bennington
oldfan said on 20/Jul/17
Wow rest in peace.
Paul said on 20/Jul/17
Rest in peace. Insane news.
Johnny said on 30/Mar/17
He looks nearly an inch taller than Jared Leto who falls into the solid 5ft 9 zone himself. 5ft 10 is a good guess.
Ultimate said on 3/Mar/17
I thought when I was a kid he is like 167 cm
Chase Witherspoon said on 27/Feb/17
BIG fan but yeah, I dunno about this one, he's lean though I can't see 178 I'm thinking 176 max solid 5'9"..
Paleman said on 5/Nov/16
Mike and Chester seem to stand at pretty much the same height when looking at pictures. Mike does edge out Chester, so for Mike 5'11" seems a good shout and 5'10" for Chester.
Marshmallow said on 5/Jul/16
He can push towards 1.79m but that's it .
said on 26/Jun/16
Editor Rob: Shinoda can look a bit taller, how much is debatable though.
Like 2 cm or less?
Editor Rob: possibly only half an inch
Steve said on 11/May/16
I'd say this is accurate I saw him in Vegas a year ago next to Mike Shinoda and they looked about the same height. I'm 5'9 1/2" and Mike Shinoda was the same height as me so he's more like 5'10" than 5'11". And Chester is about that same as him so this seems accurate. As For Moke if downgrade him to 5'10"
Dame said on 12/Feb/16
Chester used to 6 foot and a bit when he was 20. Now 5'10 half
vilgotaan said on 9/Nov/15
Nate-Dogg B.o.B. Swagg! said on 22/Aug/15
I think that Chester Burnnington in the rock-band of Linkin Park is actually 6'01" for his height.
Ramzes said on 14/Jun/14
Judging by this video he is somewhere 176-177 cm
said on 9/Jan/14
If you pause at 1:33 there he is next to 6'2 chris cornell.
Jack said on 28/Oct/13
He was roughly an inch taller than Jason Statham in Crank 2. 5'10" is a good shout yeah.
Gaza2121 said on 16/May/13
He's looks about 5"9' to me. Im going to go with 176 cm.
said on 24/Sep/12
Well i dont think if he is even 5"10 .look at this image ,its clearly visible that chester is 6-7 inches shorter than JAY Z who is listed 6"1.5 in this website. Click Here
his height is 5"7-8.
leo said on 7/Jan/12
rob bourdon must be at least 6'2" compared to chester.
said on 29/Oct/11
I gotta say that Mike looks a lot shorter than Carson Daly (who is supposedly 6 ft 1) in this clip:
Jim said on 12/Aug/11
looks like a 5'10 person and also he is pretty skinny another factor that can make a person look taller , 5'10 is spot on even thought when I first saw him I thought he was like 5'8 lol
Kevin Leite said on 31/Jul/11
I don't care hw tall or hw short Chester is...but he's an AWESUM singer. Well, i think he's da god of music! He's totally ROCKING MAN!
Monkey_girl said on 3/Jun/11
I dont know about the heights of the guys but Rob is way taller than the rest of the band, he is more than 180, and looking at pictures you can see that Mike is taller than Chester but Phi is shorten than them and Joe is the shortest.
In orden they migth be Rob, Mike, Brad, Chaz, Phi and Joe
Dave said on 28/May/11
176 cm is closer...
Tonmoy rick said on 11/May/11
Is he really 5ft 10inch ? It's quite unbelieveable to me....
jtm said on 5/May/11
he looks shorter to me.
Pinky said on 4/May/11
1. Mike and Rob are *NOT* the same height, by *ANY* chance.
2.Rob is the tallest, then it's Brad, then Chester/Mike, Joe and Dave in THAT order.
3.Chester is actually taller than Mike by a few inches.
4.Always judge height by looking at people's shoulders.
edward said on 4/May/11
he looks a bit shorter than 5.9 jason statham in crank.... even if his posture isnt great
Kayla said on 4/Feb/11
Okay so I was right up front at there concert, the stage was literally right in front of me i was dead center. Both Mike and Chester came down right in front of me at separte times. When I met Mike he looked about 5'11 and when chester came down he was the same height as my boyfriend who is 5'9 so he is really 5'9
beep said on 2/Feb/11
Mike and Chester are definately not the same hight. i agree with 5-8dude, because Mike is 6' and I know Chester's a few inches shorter
J Dog said on 24/Jan/11
I will be my LIFE that Chester isn't taller than 5'11" for sure, he looks more like 5'10'. I really take issue with Mike being 6', the guys is at least three or four inches shorter than Chester. I just saw them in concert tonight, floor seats maybe 10 rows back. Those guys are a lot shorter than you give them credit for.
yup said on 19/Dec/10
definitely and correctly standing at 5'10 as i watch him walk pass me after one of their concerts....coz i myself am 5'10
5-8dude said on 8/Dec/10
Hmm, by this photo, Chester seems to be the shortest (it doesn't include Phoenix).
So if he's 5' 10", by this picture, the others would be:
Joe: 5' 10"
Chester: 5' 10"
Brad: 5' 11"
Tilanda said on 30/Oct/10
That was a weird way to put it. Chester Benninington has an amzing voice, and no he doesn't look "average" he seems taller than 5'10, but it doesn't matter because it's not like 5'10 is short.
Rusty said on 24/Jun/09
These are the listed heights of the members:
Chester Bennington- 5'10"
Mike Shinoda- 6'0"
Brad Delson- 6'0"
Joseph Hahn- 6'0"
Rob Bourdon- 6'4"
Phoenix Farrell- Unknown
lpfan said on 18/May/09
so, Hahn is the shortest ! is he 5'9 ?
garima said on 3/Jan/09
he looks shorter than 5'10...bt nywayss it hardly matters coz his style n voice matters d most......
charlie said on 23/Nov/08
damn straight mike is 5'11 and chester is 5'10
said on 21/Oct/08
The most curious listing on this site.
Chester really looks nothing like 5'10 standing on his own. Much more like 6'0.
And when standing next to 'taller' celebrities than him like 5'11 Sir Paul McCartney and 6'2 Jay Z ... he looks even less like his listed height!Click Here
He's definitely taller than the billionaire ex-Beatle and certainly not 4 inches shorter than the world's most bankable rapper.
The other photos on this page showing Chester next to tall stars all equally point to a height listing that does a considerable to disservice to the Nu Metal supergroup's frontman.
said on 14/Sep/08
chaz next to 6'2.5 chris cornell.
i'd give him 5'11.5 or 6ftClick Here
Chris175 said on 13/Mar/08
i cannot see this guy being less than 178... although ive never met him to be sure
said on 7/Feb/08
@ joey z: snoop is 6ft 4! ... check out that pic with snoop (6.4), mike shinoda (6.0,5), chaz (6ft imo), jonathan davis (6.2) and brad delson (6.1). chaz is standing behind the others, so he seems a bit smaller... Click Here
rob. why do you downgrade that guy? he is AT LEAST 5.11 ! so please change the height
joey z said on 5/Feb/08
chazz lp is slightly shorter then 5'10 cus he shorter then snoop dog by 6 cus snoop cleary tower him alot/ a 510 person wont be tower at all jus look slightly short then 6 3 male/ anyways i going to see lp and cant wait to see them 21 feb/wow/ my height 4 chazz is 58 or 59
said on 8/Jan/08
check out this video.chester right next to 6.1 jimmy kimmel. he looks 1 inch shorter than jimmy, so 6 ft is right. Mike shinoda is listed 6 ft, too and chaz n mike are the same height.Click Here
madash2k8 said on 7/Jan/08
hey peepz i fink 5'10'' is about right maybe 5'10.5'' but no taller p.s Linkin Park Rock wooo
sterjamba said on 17/Oct/07
don't forget that people like him, (i mean like his style) wear boots..
sanks said on 28/Sep/07
i think hes 5.8
jason bond said on 22/Aug/07
chester is 5ft 10 but he dont looks so i am also 5ft 10 but i look tall but when i see him perform in music videos he look short .i think i got to see him in person to really compare me and him cuz we r the same height ,and apart from this our birthday is on the same day.lol
BetweenLines said on 19/May/07
glenn says on 9/Mar/07
(...)thanks for your patience!
No problem glenn, we've waited almost a year so far, we can wait another one :]
HellBoundPower said on 6/May/07
You should post Mike Shinoda on here. I've seen 5'11" on some sites, and 6'0" on others.
HellBoundPower said on 7/Apr/07
From what I've read, Chester is 5'10", and Mike is 5'11". There's about an inch difference between the two, and Mike is pretty tall, so I'd say 5'10" is about right.
glenn said on 9/Mar/07
i get caught up so much in submitting new pics,i forget the old ones.there should be a time in the coming weeks where ill catch up on those.thanks for your patience!
Mell said on 8/Mar/07
"Glenn says on 3/Apr/06
Mike is 5-10.photo coming.Chester is 5-8."
Where is this photo Glenn? :]
Nina said on 30/Jan/07
I met Mike at a Fort Minor meet & greet in 2005 and he really wasn't that tall. I guess(ed) that he's about 5'10/11 or 6'0. I do believe that Chaz is about 5'9/10. I love LP :]
Linkin Park Luver said on 2/Jul/06
I talked to the band on LPunderground chat and Chester said he was 5'10 and a half you idiots
A-Chan said on 27/Apr/06
Chester is 5'10" or so but if you see him in person, he seems really small for some reason. Like, not short, just a little guy.
lol said on 17/Apr/06
chester is about 5-8 to 5-9...
MD said on 3/Apr/06
Thanks, Glenn. I was stunned to see people putting Mike over 6'. That's just ridiculous.
Glenn said on 3/Apr/06
Mike is 5-10.photo coming.Chester is 5-8.
said on 2/Apr/06
Maybe Mike Shinoda needs a new page. BTW, there is NO WAY he's over 6'. Here he is with 6'-1.5" Jay Z:
1. Click Here
Mike is a max of 5'11" taking into account the slouching and such in the picture. And Chester is 5'9" max.
cool said on 1/Apr/06
i bumped into him at projekt revolution last 2 years, back then i was 5'5", we were both wearing the exact same shoes and he was a head taller than me, so hes 5'10"
Jay said on 1/Apr/06
i can tell Chester is 5'10" and Mike is 6'2"
Justin said on 22/Mar/06
Mike is 5'11' and Chester is 5'9"
tedoe 46 said on 28/Jan/06
mike is 6'0 i should know i see pictures and read his bio a lot, chester isnt taller than mike ever im taller tahn chester if hes 5'9. he looks 5'10 and im 5'11
LP gal said on 4/Jan/06
chester is 5'10 and mike is 6'0 i read it on every site.
anees said on 1/Nov/05
but i think mike is about 5'8" i think so
Anonymous said on 26/Jun/05
mike shinoda is 5'11 and chester is shorter than mike so i say that 5'9 is a pretty good guess for chester
MIKE JONES said on 16/Jun/05
ARE U SURE CAUSE I THINK MIKE SHINODA IS 5'11 AND CHESTER 5'9 BECAUSE I HAVE PICS THAT SHOW THAT MIKE IS TALLER THAN CHESTER BY 2
Anonymous said on 9/Jun/05
the guitarist is about 6'2, and chester doesnt look too small next to him. So i'm guessing he's 5'8-9
Anonymous said on 7/Jun/05
5'10? are you damn serious..Chester's is barely taller than Mike Shinoda who is 5'6. He is around 5'5 -5'7