How tall is Chi McBride

Chi McBride's Height

6ft 4 ½ (194.3 cm)

American actor, known for playing Steven Harper on Boston Public, Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies and Captain Lou Grover on Hawaii Five-0. In film he appeared in Gone in 60 Seconds, I, Robot and Draft Day. In an episode commentary for Hawaii Five-0 he mentioned his height and weight: "I'm Six-Five and 260 pounds"

How tall is Chi McBride
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
6ft 4.33in (193.9cm)
Canson said on 24/Aug/19
@Berta: maybe peak of 193-194. He never looked as tall as someone like Tim Robbins or Charles Barkley or Michael Jordan. They’re all 194-195 peak guys. He really just looks a solid 6’4”
More often than not
Canson said on 24/Aug/19
@Berta: maybe peak of 193-194. He never looked as tall as someone like Tim Robbins or Charles Barkley or Michael Jordan. They’re all 194-195 peak guys
berta said on 22/Aug/19
never looked shorther than 194 cm. i think he was somewhere in the 194-95 range peak and maybe almost 194 today
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Aug/19
195cm peak and 193.7cm now. Recently he look as low as 1/4 under this listing and as high as 195cm in Pushing Daisies, Waiting and Lets go to Prison.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jul/19
In Waiting and Lets go to Prison Mcbride look huge maybe weak 6'5 but i think he was closer to 195cm for his peak. I guess about 6'4.25" now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/19
Peak: 6ft4½-5
Today: 6ft4-4½
Canson said on 23/Sep/18
Maybe peak 6’5 out of bed but today 6’4.75 and 6’4 at a low. He’s in essence a legit 6’4 guy
Tall Sam said on 20/Sep/18
I'd agree 6'5" is a good out of bed height for him, 6'4.5" give or take afternoon, in many scenes he's way taller than other actors when I catch him on TV.
Canson said on 4/Jul/18
@Christian: that’s true. I would’ve thought he was more than that to be honest. But 6’5 out of bed and 6’4 1/8 at a low is believable. Some guys my height may lose that. I’m 220 and can lose 2cm easy with long legs
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jul/18
In Let's Go to Prison Mcbride look close to his 6'5 claim. He is 55 now might have lost a 1/4 or a 1/2 inch.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Jun/18
@Canson

He's only 260 though. I think tall guys over 300 lose an inch but maybe not Chi.
Canson said on 19/Jun/18
@Dream: it’s possible with his weight that he may lose close to if not an inch during a given day. Meaning 6’5” out of bed possible for him
Canson said on 13/Jun/18
@Dream: yea at 0:23 and up to about :27, I can see it too. I have McBride 6’4” barefoot
Dream(5'9.5") said on 12/Jun/18
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At 0:26 in the video, Chi definitely looks taller than Boris Kodjoe.
Canson said on 28/May/18
@Micky: I think he’d edge Boris but I agree he isn’t over 6’4”.
Micky said on 26/May/18
6'4" is enough. I don't think he's any taller than Boris.
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 24/May/18
This guy was never over 6'4".
Dream(5'9.5") said on 22/May/18
Looks taller than Boris, but I'll get a lot of hate for saying that. xP
Canson said on 19/Apr/18
Solid 6’4”
Dream(5'9.5") said on 26/Mar/18
He edged out Boris in the video.
Dmeyer said on 24/Mar/18
maybe droped half in but did look near 6'5 in person and looks easy 11-12cm over 184-185cm olaughlin
Andrea said on 11/Mar/18
Well, if you consider Boris' hat, Chi does look shorter... Click Here Now, Boris might have a slight camera advantage, but overall I think they look very close. And that's with Boris being in thinner footwear (at least a 1/4 inch less than Chi, being conservative): Click Here Click Here So I would say that, at the very best, Chi is no taller than Boris today (although that picture was taken 5 years ago in 2013). But again, look at the same Chi and Boris in the clip I have posted (back to 2000's, when Chi was only around 40): Click Here Again, they look very similar. Maybe it's not impossible that Chi was slightly taller when he was younger, but if that's really the case, I highly doubt it's ever been more than a small fraction (probably not even half an inch). This means that, assuming that Boris is around 6'4, Chi has never been more than 6'4-6'4.5...
Andrea said on 11/Mar/18
Well, if you consider Boris' hat, Chi does look shorter... Click Here Now, Boris might have a slight camera advantage, but I think they look very close. And that's with Boris being in thinner footwear (at least a 1/4 inch less than Chi, being conservative): Click Here Click Here So I would say that, at the very best, Chi is no taller than Boris today (although that picture was taken 5 years ago in 2013). But again, look at the same Chi and Boris in the clip I have posted (back to 2000's, when Chi was only around 40): Click Here Again, they look very similar. Maybe it's not impossible that Chi was slightly taller when he was younger, but if that's really the case, I highly doubt it's ever been more than a small fraction (probably not even half an inch). This means that, assuming that Boris is around 6'4, Chi has never been more than 6'4-6'4.5...
Dream(5'9.5") said on 10/Mar/18
Chi Mcbride’s Head is higher than Boris’ head even when Kodjoe had the hat advantage.
Andrea said on 29/Dec/17
You mean Chi looked no shorter than Boris? I'm not sure he really looks taller than him either, though... Incidentally, they both had a few scenes with Mehcad Brooks in these episodes I've seen and I'd say they both could look at least 2 inches taller than him...
Editor Rob: Chi looked no shorter...but it's not a long scene and at the end I thought Boris head was a bit closer.
Andrea said on 25/Dec/17
Here's the full scene: Click Here
Editor Rob: certainly looked no shorter, unfortunately the last part Boris head is closer.
Andrea said on 22/Dec/17
Do you really think he is/was taller than a guy like Boris, Rob? Click Here
Bear in mind that he was only just over 40 at the time of the show (Boston Public), so I doubt he already lost anything by then...
Editor Rob: I think recently on Hawaii 5-0, he seems like he isn't quite as tall as he used to be in the 2000's...I remember watching Pushing Daisies and thinking he looked taller than lee pace, more than a fraction. I do think he could be at least if not slightly taller than boris, but haven't watched the episode.
Andrea said on 1/Dec/17
Boris is actually in less footwear there...
Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 1/Dec/17
@Christian: good point in the pic. Also can’t see anything below. Angle posture etc
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/Dec/17
@Canson

They look the about the same height here, but like Andrea said, we don't know their footwear, plus Boris has an advantage with his hat. Click Here
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/Dec/17
@Canson

They look the about the same height here, but like Andrea said, we don't know their footwear, plus Boris has an advantage with his hat.
Canson said on 30/Nov/17
@Christian: I’d bet he edges Boris out by a bit too
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 30/Nov/17
@Canson

You're probably right. He looked at best 3" taller than Michelle Wie.
Canson said on 27/Nov/17
@Christian: I’d say he is a solid 6’4 not 6’4.5.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 27/Nov/17
@Dreampuffe

The way the camera angle's slanted gives Chi advantage, although by a small amount.
Dreampuffe(5'9.5 said on 25/Nov/17
He really does look taller than Lee Pace.

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Lee Pace is likely 6'3.75" at absolute low, but 6'4" for most of the day.

Chi Mcbride's listing is fine.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 16/Nov/17
Looks no more than 3" taller than 6'1" listed Michelle Wie Click Here
Canson said on 14/Nov/17
He doesn’t look quite as tall as John larroquette would
Andrea said on 14/Nov/17
Although we can't see their footwear, he looks pretty close to Boris Kodjoe here: Click Here
Dreampuffe(5'9.5") said on 13/Nov/17
He’s taller than Lee Pace even with disadvantage posture.

This listing is fine. He could also be 195 cm at times.
Junior said on 18/Aug/17
Standing with laurence fisburne and a bunch of talented black-american actors folks he just clear 6'4.5" easily 6'5, unless they're all under their listing in this site.

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Canson said on 11/Jul/17
Larroquette was peak 194/195 (closer to his claim of 6'5 than a flat 6'4). He was right next to my 6'4" father in the airport in the 90s and had him by a fraction. Chi is not as tall as larroqutte was.
Josh Jeffords said on 14/Jan/17
His height is all over the place often looks 6 3 plus on occasion looks less.
Especially after gaining weight his height is very suspect.
H50 is little help everyone on there needs reevaluation.
Bottom line is over 6 1 and not near 6 5 now adays doubt barefoot he'd be 6 4.
FYI if shoes are equal pace was taller in photos I've seen with lesser posture.
Editor Rob: I think he still looked a decent 6ft 4 in H50, at least when standing tall.
Sheldon Stephens said on 6/Nov/16
Yeah I'd say he's between 6'3 & 6'5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/16
A 6ft4+ guy...
Mark said on 27/Oct/16
He was a little bit taller than Lee space, so this listing is fine.
Anonymous said on 27/Oct/15
Was shorter than John Larroquette.
Matthew said on 20/May/15
Here's a different picture of 6'2" listed Fuller and McBride on the same day: Click Here

McBride looks taller than he did in the other photo, they look roughly equal in height this time.
Matthew said on 19/May/15
Hmm he can look much, much next to Bryan Fuller (who gets listed at 6'2"): Click Here

Maybe Fuller is taller than 6'2"? If McBride is 6'4.5" than Fuller looks about 6'6" there, or at least 6'5.5". Or you could say if Fuller is 6'2" McBride is looking 6'0.5" - 6'1" max. It's just one photo, but it is curious.
PLB said on 1/Apr/15
I think Chi McBride lies about his size. I think he's like Paul Bethany - he tries to be a little shorter than he really is so as to be judged normal looking by casting directors.

There's no question that James Arness and Clint Walker were hard to cast because they were so big. Bethany is really 6'4" but claims to be only 6'3.5".

On paper Chi McBride and me should be just about the same size. I'm 6'4" and he's 6'4.5". But I don't believe it. In 'Mercury Rising' he made Bruce Willis look like a doll beside him. One of his best roles was as a billionaire villain in the TV series 'House'. Apparently he was written out of the show because every viewer hated him. Sometimes it doesn't pay to be too good an actor.

McBride was a good foil for Hugh Laurie because Laurie is big. He's listed here at 6'2.5. That's seems about right. He is always the biggest guy on the set. But in order for him to appear threatened and vulnerable they need big bad guys. They brought in David Morse later who played a not very nice cop. Morse is about 6'4".

But McBride looks at least 6'6" to me. He also probably weighs 400 lbs. He's a big dude.
Lorne said on 3/Mar/15
@John: Lee Pace almost always wore Converse on Daisies, while Chi wore standard dress shoes.

Converse give 0.6in range, meaning he had t least a cm less footwear(remember, large show sizes typically give a tad more height, so I'm confident Chi's shows gave a full inch.$

Yet despite a consistent footwear disadvantage, Pace looked a solid 6ft3, making him closer to 6ft4 barefoot.

Think about it this way: If Mcbride was 6ft5.5 in footwear, that makes Pace 194 range in converse, 6ft4.25-6ft4.5, so the current 6ft3.75 is spot on, and honestly, 192,5-193 range evening would Suprrise me, he could look within an inch of Mcrbide at times.
John said on 1/Mar/15
Actually, after just watching an old episode, he can look near a full inch taller at times than Pace, who has the advantage of being much more thin and gangly.
John said on 1/Mar/15
On the series 'Pushing Daisies', he looked little bit taller in most scenes than Lee Pace, who this site says is a shade under 6'4". 6'4 1/2" is a good listing.
Bud said on 17/Feb/14
With 6ft2.5 Hugh Laurie i thought he looked 6ft5 Click Here is that really only a 2 inch difference?
Michael Voisinet said on 12/Mar/13
Theo James is 6'1'' tall. And Chi McBride is about 3 1/2'' taller than Theo James. 6'4.5 is a very accurate depiction of Chi McBride's height.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 20/Feb/13
He is a legit 6,4.5 and 6,5 outa bed. There is almost 3 inches between him and Arnett and on top of this he is in that new show with 6,1 listed Theo James (stud). He has a good 4 inches on James so James may only be 6,0.5'
steven said on 19/Jan/12
he does not look 3cm on lee pace listed 191cm, reason because in pushing diasy he only look 3cm taller than pace while his in dress shoe and lee pace in flat converse sneakers. so flat 6'4 to go.
Magickster said on 28/Nov/11
WOW - Did not realise he was that tall. I'm 5'6 but would feel rather shrimpy next to this guy :P
antonio andolini said on 16/Sep/11
Check him out in i~robot stanind face to face w/ Will Smith,
You can see Will's making an effort to stand as erect as possible
& McBride is even slouching @ 11:50:
(@ 11:52 he stands fully erect to tower 4" over Smith)
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Fern said on 31/Aug/11
last night on craig ferguson he had 3-4 inches legit on ferguson who is a weak 6,2. Must be a weak 6,5 at the least Rob!
Jake T. said on 16/Jun/11
In some pictures I've seen he looks taller than Michael Rapaport, Zachary Levi and Danny Glover so Chi is very tall. This is right I think.
PatB said on 12/Jun/11
I watched "Mercury Rising" last night where McBride plays Bruce Willis' FBI buddy. I recognized him as the big evil billionaire from "House". He appears to be out of place because he is so big. He dwarfs Willis. He's always the biggest guy in the scene. He's not only tall but also heavy. I'm sure his career has been negatively impacted by his size. He just doesn't look like a normal person at all.

Then I stopped for a moment as it struck me - I'm that size. I'm 6'5" and weigh a bit over 300 pounds. Except for the fact that I'm not black, that could be me up there on the screen. Jesus!

I think of me as just right, but on the screen McBride looks pretty extreme. I think it means that movie stars like Willis and Alec Baldwin are part of the 'little world' of movies inhabited by tiny men. In real life the average man is about 5'8" or 5'9". In movies the average man on the screen is about 5'7". Hence tiny Tom Cruise or George Clooney can appear normal. Most of the movie stars who wear lifts are probably no more than 5'6" - guys like Robert Downey. Al Pacino is probably 5'3".

On dating sites one quickly learns that both men and women lie about their ages. If a woman advertises herself as being 35 you can be pretty sure she's 40. Similarly male movie stars seem to be about two inches shorter than they claim. I now adjust down most of the heights claimed here. I think most of them are far too generous.

Thank you Chi Mcbride.
dmeyer said on 3/Jun/11
this guy is very tall i emt ll cool j he was tall so was jason lee so was kip pardue so was many guys in the 6 ft 1.5 this guy is much taller i felt small aleast 6 ft 4.5
Anon said on 2/Jun/11
6'3.5" at best.

There's a scene (in House) where 6'2" Laurie is standing face to face with him. He's got around an inch (and a half, at best) on Laurie.

Couldn't get a screencap.
Anonymous said on 30/Apr/09
195cm surely.
runt said on 7/Feb/09
Nike Shok (or some other brand with the same design) are part of Hugh Laurie's standard wardrobe on "House". So he could have a half inch footwear advantage over all the cast members including McBride.
Guy With No Name said on 5/Jul/07
I just watched an episode of house yesterday with Chi McBride. I don't know how many episodes he appears in, but in this one there wasn't an inch difference. He seemed approximately 2-3inches taller than Hugh Laurie.
anonymous said on 7/May/07
i think he is 6`3.5. maybe 6`4, but more 6`3.5. he has about an inch on Hugh laurie, and hugh laurie isnt known for his good posture on house
anonymous said on 1/Apr/07
he has like 2 inches on TErrel owens.
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
could be 6'4.75 like 195 cm
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
it was dificult to judge since he was so mush taller than me i know 6'3 guy they dont make me feel small but he did he is defenetly over 6'4 like 6'5
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
i think he is 195 196 range so will smith is defetly tall since hewas shorter only by 3 to 3.5 inches will gotta be close to 6'2 also nic cage was only 4 inches smaller but he had boots on so 183 184 range
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
he just came at the store today he looked 6 feet 5 at 5'11.5 he made me look like a midghet kinda like vince vaugh he looks a full 6 feet 5 194 isnt impossible closer to 6 feet 5 he was wearing shorts with 1.5 inches nike air he had 5.5 to 6 inches on me
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/06
he just came at the store today he looked 6 feet 5 at 5'11.5 he made me look like a midghet kinda like vince vaugh he looks a full 6 feet 5 194 isnt impossible closer to 6 feet 5 he was wearing shorts with 1.5 inches nike air
dmeyer said on 1/Aug/06
dont forget that in i robot will was wearing 0.75 inches all stars wish is low compare to other actors in dress shoes
Arthur said on 7/Feb/06
Just saw the "I, Robot" again and the 6"2 Will Smith is at least 3-4 inches shorter than Chi McBride when both of them were in the same scene. So I think he does have 6-5.
Viper652 said on 11/Jan/06
Only looks 6-3 next to 6-2 Terrell Owens. He doesnt look close to 6-5 to me on TV either. http://www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=CAL====90744&c4nvi=3&str=695&styp=clbi&nbc1=1

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