How tall was Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell's Height

6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)

American singer, best remembered for Soundgarden and Audioslave. In Blender said "I got down to 145 pounds, which is pretty skinny. I'm 6'3". In a 2006 ClassicRock interview he mentioned "I'm six foot two" and on another occasion in a radio interview said "I'm Six two and a half".

How tall is Chris Cornell
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Average Guess (51 Votes)
6ft 2.38in (188.9cm)
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Oct/20
189cm rip
Mason Minor said on 13/Mar/20
Hey Rob, Can you figure out the height of singer Mark Lanegan from The Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age? He looks undoubtedly tall compared to most people, In some pictures he appears almost as tall as Josh Homme.
Que lo Que said on 16/Feb/20
Always say him as a solid 187cm guy
Sean william Winter said on 15/Feb/20
how about a hieght listing for layne staley?
Bora said on 25/Dec/19
Strong 6'2" for sure no doubt
Caldonio said on 9/Dec/19
6-2 1/4
Sean william Winter said on 3/Nov/19
here rob vidoe from ealry 1990s layne is 2nd from left with sunglasses how tall is he. if chris conrell is 6ft 2/12 i cant see anything under 5'11??? Click Here
Editor Rob
he was a bit further away, so 5ft 11 to 6ft range
Ian555 said on 7/Sep/19
Rob do you have a link to where Cornell said he was 6' 2 1/2"?
Editor Rob
There was a link somebody posted and it's still there
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jul/19
Today would have been Chris's 55th Birthday. The tragic singer leaves behind two daughters and a son, who is named after him. He lives on in his music and in his children. 🕯️

Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 17/May/19
Rob, he was 6'3". Here he is with Dave Grohl:
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Editor Rob
I believe the 6ft 2.5 range and rounding down/up at times.
aknawkneemoose said on 21/Sep/18
@NorthernDarkness chris cornell has never looked short
NorthernDarkness said on 31/Aug/18
He looks short here Click Here
strong 181cm said on 16/May/18
I wouldnt go any lower than 6 ft 2 for Chris, as he always looks that height or even taller.
Mason Minor said on 9/May/18
His autopsy said he measured 6 foot 3
Mason Minor said on 7/Apr/18
His autopsy said he measured 6 foot 3
Dream(5'9.5 said on 20/Mar/18
He did look taller than 6'3.25" Michael Shannon with footwear advantage.
Ajay said on 31/Jan/18
Rob, Soundgarden was undoubtedly a tall band (apart from legendary). How tall do you think are the other members? Click Here

Matt Cameron next to Chris is listed as 6'1 on the web, though I would have said he struggled to look over 6 foot there. Kim Thayil is listed as 6'0, though he looks more like 5'11.5, he looks at the mouth area of Chris in this photo, so 3 inches shorter. Ben Sheppard is listed as 6'4 on the web, I don't have an estimate for him, though he is clearly taller than Chris so he could be around it. What do you think of their heights?
Editor Rob
The 2 guys to the right of Chris look roughly within half inch, maybe not over 6ft, the other guy looks near 6ft 4.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/17
I wonder how tall Brad Wilk is. Morello is about 5'10 and De La Rocha looks almost the same height as him. Tim C is listed as 6'4. Chris Cornell was 6'2. Brad always seemed like the shortest member of Rage but in some pics he lools taller than morello. 5'8 or 5'9
Dude 173 cm said on 10/Dec/17
Sorry for my english, drummer and guitarist
Danimal said on 7/Dec/17
Height Sky said on 21/Oct/17
Soundgarden was the tallest band ever.

Kim Thayil 5'11.75 (guitarrist)
Matt Cameron 6'0.5 (baterist)
Chris Cornell 6'2.5
Ben Shepard 6'4 (bassist)

Anonymous said on 27/Nov/17
Height Sky:
Rammstein though...

Till Lindemann (6'1) 185cm
Christian Lorenz (6'6) 198cm
Richard Kruspe (6') 180cm
Christoph Schneider (6'1.5) 187cm
Oliver Riedel (6'6.5) 200cm
Paul Landers (5'7-5'8) 173cm/171cm
MM said on 18/Nov/17
Rob, how tall does Tom Morello (guitarist of Audioslave and Rage against the machine) look here? Click Here Click Here
He looks quite short next to Chris though in the past you had guessed him as near 5'11ish when you were asked

Chris was definitely a strong 6'2 by the way, 6'2.5 or near enough that mark was very possible as his low
Editor Rob: there he can look at most 5ft 10
HonestSlovene said on 14/Nov/17
Lets not get carried away, ussually the body stretches after death so people re 1 inch taller, Cornell was 100% between 188 cm and 189 cm no more no less, a legitimate strong 6'2" or 6'2.25". Morello I think is about 5'9" or 175 cm.
Height Sky said on 21/Oct/17
Soundgarden was the tallest band ever.

Kim Thayil 5'11.75 (guitarrist)
Matt Cameron 6'0.5 (baterist)
Chris Cornell 6'2.5
Ben Shepard 6'4 (bassist)
Height Sky said on 21/Oct/17
@Slim Your comment is exagerate. I should see a range between about 188.5 cm to 190 cm.

So, I was looking more and 6'2.5" is perfect, Chris was about 188.75 cm in his low.
Slim said on 3/Sep/17
Lol more like 6'2.5" absolutely max.
Lony said on 3/Sep/17
Hello Rob, actually, on September, what is your weight and height?
Editor Rob: at age 41 I'm 5ft 8 1/8th at my lowest and 176.6 pounds, I just checked this moment my weight!.
MM said on 3/Sep/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/17
Anywhere in the 6ft2-3 range is arguable

How is 6'3 ''arguable'' when Chris himself had said 6'2 and a half?? you could argue 6'2-6'2.5, but nothing over 6'2.5, end of story. But I just believe the guy was honest with his 6'2.5 claim, he simply looked it, and he just rounded up or down on other occasions.

What a Legend Chris was...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/17
Anywhere in the 6ft2-3 range is arguable
Arch Stanton said on 2/Sep/17
I can't see him taller than a guy like Routh, sorry, and autopsy reports tend to list height as more a lot, I would guess they rounded up rather than satating "6'2 and a half". On occasion he could look 6'3 but geberally lookeda 6'2 er I think.
Slim said on 1/Sep/17
Mark(5'9.5 said on 30/Aug/17
hhhmmmm, Rob, could I make a case for 6'2.75"? I'll admit, 6'3" would be too much for him, but he'd likely measure taller than Brandon Routh and Michael Phelps.
Sorry man, big robs listing is fine. Even read the description, it fits in perfectly.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 30/Aug/17
hhhmmmm, Rob, could I make a case for 6'2.75"? I'll admit, 6'3" would be too much for him, but he'd likely measure taller than Brandon Routh and Michael Phelps.
Some Guy said on 21/Aug/17
Rob, is 6'3 peak possible for Cornell? After watching old Soundgarden videos, Cornell's height is the first thing that attracts attention. He had very long legs and a body structure that matches some legit 6'3 guys, like Ray Stevenson, for instance. That being said, Cornell didn't look as tall in his final performances, so could he have lost an inch?
Editor Rob: I feel 6ft 2.5 is a quite precise figure, I believe he once measured it.
Tyson said on 11/Aug/17
Between 6'2.25 and 6'2.5 with long legs. He was exactly in the limit of the tall range
aknawkneemoose said on 10/Aug/17
rob i don't have a link but i found the SNL episode cornell was on with jim carrey and beside jim he looked almost 6'4 but i think chris wears boots a lot. was kind of his style
Editor Rob: there's a strong case for carrey being 186cm, but cornell could at times look 6ft 3 range!
Mark(5'9.5 said on 7/Aug/17
Indeed, Rob. I'm not saying he's taller than Michael Shannon (who did have just light converse. I'm sure Shannon would measure taller.)

What I'm saying is that 6'2.25" is undercutting Cornell.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 29/Jul/17
Rob, I suddenly discovered this. Looks a bit taller than Michael Shannon in boots.

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Also, Cornell is truly missed.
Editor Rob: hard to tell because the camera is way over on Chris side.
Visitor said on 24/Jul/17
Rob, do you think that the autopsy may have showed 6'3" because it was performed a few hours after his death and his spine was able to stretch back to its morning height?
Editor Rob: I think some autopsy are accurate to a point...holding a tape from top of head to feet may give an error if care isn't taken.

I don't know how precise some of these measurements are.
Hans Meiser said on 23/Jun/17
Rob, would you add Tom Morello? He gets listed as 5'11 everywhere, bu he looks more 5'9-5'10 range. Maybe 176cm.
Shawn said on 18/Jun/17
His full autopsy has now been made public. Measures 6'3" in it:

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jun/17
Anywhere between 6ft2-3 is arguable…
HonestSlovene said on 9/Jun/17
@Arthur Morello is more known for RATM, but I agree, Rob should definitely add him, unreal guitarist with unreal guitar skills.
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Arthur, I've never met Cornell, but it is possible he was a flat 6'2" since he was lanky. However, the boot thing is a bit vague to draw too many conclusions. We'd have to know what kind of boots we're talking about and how much Ann knows about height and footwear. And yeah, 6'5" seems about what I remember Morello saying. I'll see if that episode is online later. When I heard it, I knew it wasn't a realistic figure, but Ronnie James Dio, who I did meet, was no more than about 5'2" by this point, so I took it as hyperbole to emphasize the difference. Morello is really that tall? If so, Chris looks every bit his claim here: Click Here But then Morello doesn't look much different with Zakk Wylde: Click Here Like I said, in person, Zakk seemed somewhere near 6'1" in those big boots he always wears, so I assume he's about six feet, maybe 184 cm max, though possibly a bit shorter now. Nowhere near the 6'2" he claimed to be, though.
Arch Stanton said on 28/May/17
When you just see him standing alone you'd think nearer 6 ft but it's only when you see him stand by guys like Morello as you said Rampage you see that he was a decent 6'2 ranger.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/May/17

RIP Chris xxx
Arthur said on 28/May/17

Morello is somewhere in the 5'10/5'11 range, maybe closer to 5'11 cause he is a little taller than Serj Tankian who is listed here 5'10.5 and Serj could be as low as 5'10. It's funny you mention that interview, someone has mentioned it in the comments before, I haven't seen it. They said Morello called Cornell 6'5...

Chris could look as low as 6'2 to as high as 6'3 so I think his listing is great. He could have been 6'2.25-6'2.5 at his low.

Actually, Ann Wilson claimed in a recent interview that when she first met Chris, he was wearing enormous boots that "probably made him 6'3". So she thought he was quite shorter than 6'3 I think that's an interesting quote.
RisingForce said on 28/May/17
Really great singer, quite sad. He did look about this and he seems the type to either just round up or down, hence the 6'2" and 6'3". Definitely a tall guy. I remember Tom Morello exaggerating his height with a figure obviously not meant to be taken literally when he recounted seeing Chris talking with Ronnie James Dio. Clearly, just like Dio was quite small physically, Cornell was notably tall, especially for a musician. You can see it next to a guy like Morello who always struck me as an average around 5'10" guy, but was much shorter than Chris. Although I've seen Morello look a lot shorter than Zakk Wylde(6'1" with his boots) as well, so maybe Morello is shorter than I think.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/May/17
Looked 189/190cm zone w/h Grohl…
aknawkneemoose said on 26/May/17
rob this man was a god DARN LEGEND I'M SO SAAAAAD!!
Arthur said on 26/May/17

Don't forget Audioslave headbanger. Audioslave songs are really inspiring. Cornell's solo work has been incredible too, like Euphoria Morning or his latest Higher Truth.

Rob speaking of Audioslave and Soundgarden, will you add any other member? Like Tom Morello of Audioslave
Headbanger said on 26/May/17

All songs of Soundgarden are good
Arthur said on 25/May/17
Rob, where you a fan of Chris? I am very saddened by his passing, I was a huge fan of him...😔
Editor Rob: Arthur, he wrote some good songs during his career.
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/17
@Danimal, I posted that before it was even reported about the Ativan, Heidi Klums ex and Chris's wife. I doubt he was happy with the performance though, it was pretty sloppy from what I saw, the timing was off.
Danimal said on 25/May/17
He clearly measured all 3 heights at different times of the day. 6'3" probably in the morning when he was younger. 6'2.5" mid-day and 6'2" after a long concert at night. He was a legend and it's still crazy that he's gone so young and under such conditions. HUGE fan of Soundgarden. RIP Chris!
Mark87 said on 20/May/17
Looked 6ft3 to me, but he slouched a lot and was too skinny. I was really looking forward to his next gig. What a great vocalist lost. RIP.
heelshealheight said on 19/May/17
Chris had always appeared as that type of person who would (often deliberately) 'reduce' himself, even though he was indisputably outstanding in nearly all aspects (appearance, talent, personality); I wouldn't be surprised if he even downgraded his own lofty height as he would always slouch considerably when standing next to those shorter than him. He was a profoundly unpretentious artist. In almost all the photos I have seen, he appears to comfortably tower over everyone. He could easily be a convincing 6ft2-6ft3 man. Chris was a noble, humble albeit acutely sensitive and fragile person. Unfortunately, this world tends to ravage upon such affable individuals.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/May/17
Insurmountable loss...
Arthur said on 18/May/17
I am so devastated by his loss. This was so damn unexpected. Chris Cornell's music and lyrics have helped me go through some rough periods of my life. This is so tragic. This is insane. I still can't believe he's gone.

May he rest in peace. He will never be forgotten. He was, and will remain a legend forever.
Arch Stanton said on 18/May/17
Shellshocked with his death. That stabbing pain you get in your stomach. Rarely get that when a celeb dies but Cornell was arguably the greatest living rock singer/songwriter, eons better than most of today's performers and highly intellectual/philosophical which just clicked with me. There's very few celebs I respected more or clicked with me than this guy.There's so many overrated performers in music but Chris was really a gem, fanastic voice and spirit. In a way though he had a sort of unworldly presence anyway, Jesus-like, like he wasn't really living, if you know what I mean. Certainly a Black Hole Sun today, RIP :-(
Headbanger said on 18/May/17
He is in a better place, his voice still here.
Ultimate said on 3/Mar/17
6'2 at worst
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
Say 188.5cm then
msn187 said on 20/Feb/17
A strong 6'2, that's quite appropiate and many would agree I think. Fact is that people are ½ centimeters and anything in between, and he very likely could be that as I stated. That's where one could round up, yes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/17
188½cm....nah man that's not gonna cut it. You leave that for the inches and feet. For centimetres it's decimal only.

I do think he's somewhere between 6ft2-3 zone. Not a flat 6ft2 but not quite a full 6ft3 guy either. Has rounded up and down
msn187 said on 19/Feb/17
He's a legit 6'2" barefeet for sure; something like 188½ cm a good portion of the day. I'd still list him as 6'2 though.
wingwalker said on 9/Jan/17
Looking at the live footage, he wears solid shoes quite often. 6'2'' with some change seems perfectly appropriate.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Oct/16
I wonder though if footwear at times might be the reason. Certainly looks a stronger 6'2 with Grohl and the Hemsworths but I've seen him look a weak 6'2 with guys like Letterman.
Editor Rob: Grohl is potentially one of those guys who dips shy of his 6ft claim though.
Keith said on 22/Sep/16
He looks close to 6'2" while standing next to Tim Commerford who is 6'4".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Feb/16
Spot on...188cm seemed a bit low.
Mat said on 11/Feb/16
Editor Rob: I'll add that mention as it is a case of possibly a guy who sits around there rounding up, rounding down and then giving the middle figure!

Will you give him the 6'2.5 listing then? I think it makes sense.
Editor Rob: it's not unreasonable for him.
Mat said on 10/Feb/16
Rob, he said ''but I think they (ACDC) stay away from me cause I'm 6'2 and a half'' in this interview at 9:30. Could he actually be that tall?

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Editor Rob: I'll add that mention as it is a case of possibly a guy who sits around there rounding up, rounding down and then giving the middle figure!
David said on 20/Dec/15
Maynard James Keenan supposedly 5'6" with Tom Morello (who played with Chris in Audioslave of course). Tom looks smaller that Maynard, but I thought Tom was listed as 6 foot somewhere? I met Tom in 1993 in Liverpool, UK, but sure he was around my height (I'm 5'9").

Tom and Maynard video in 1993:

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Audioslave photo:

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Chris also states his height in this interview - 6'2"

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Tman said on 3/Dec/15
I've never quite figured him or soundgardens height out. I do know he always where's boots with heels. But the photos with all the different musicians never match up. Matt Cameron is the same height and then not. Ben shepherd is taller in most photos and then not. Matt Cameron is tall and then short and then tall again. My guess is Chris has and will always where lifts or boots. There's no consistency. He's really tall and then almost average looking sometimes. I am 6'2" and taller in morning but I am never that much taller than a 6' Dave grohl without some advantage under my feet
Dylan said on 19/Nov/15
Does not look under 6'2 with Gerard Butler Click Here
Dylan said on 11/Oct/15
He looks 6'3 with 6'0 Dave Grohl
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joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, he claimed 6'3 and I think he measured it but only in the morning, I'd say he's 6'2.25, that picture with josh had some more shoes yet he looked considerably over 6'2
jtm said on 21/Aug/15
i thought for a second it was chris o donnell claiming 6'2 lol.
chris said on 26/Jul/15
Rob, he actually looked TALLER than Chris Hemsworth, any idea how that happened.
Darwin said on 25/Mar/15
Upgrade necesary
David said on 19/Mar/15
189cm im sure
ReeveisSuperman said on 8/Mar/15
Chris Hemsworth hosted SNL last night & Chris Cornell stood next to him at the show end. Cornell looked 2-3" shorter putting him around 6'0- 6'1".
Arch Stanton said on 8/Mar/15
Rob check out the bottom photo, he looks virtually the same height as Chris Hemsworth. Click Here Is 6'2.5 possible? He didn't look it with Butler though! Perhaps he has footwear advantage there?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 2 I'd still say for him]
Danimal said on 13/Feb/15
Tom Morello claimed that Chris Cornell was 6'5" when he was on That Metal Show back in 2010. Personally, I think he's somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3". A flat 6'2" is too short for him.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/15
Rob are you surprised that he doesn't have any Italian/Latin ancestry? He's supposedly purely English/Scottish/Irish heritage. To me he definitely looks like he might be half Brazilian or Italian and half Scottish/Irish or whatever. In fact I took for granted he was. My dad thought he was Argentinian!
[Editor Rob: sometimes just genetic combinations might give slightly different looks that could start to appear more like they have a heritage - as in this case - from a Mediterranean country.

Thanasis said on 25/Dec/14
Is it possible he's lost a fraction now? He's 50 years old...
[Editor Rob: always a chance by this age to lose a little fraction, but a good chunk get there without losing anything. It's the next decade 50=60 that more people will start losing a bit.]
digling said on 19/Oct/14
Cornell is 189-190 . in this video we clearly see him next to Chester Bennington who is 178 by his side , with his head being in the same height as the apex of Cornells nose.
Emmett said on 10/Apr/14
Wow, I wouldn't have guessed 6'2 or 6'3. I saw Soundgarden live about a year ago at an event at RFK stadium in DC. I was pretty close to the front, and probably only 30 or 40 feet from him. He didn't strike me as a tall guy, I thought he was like 5'9. Its always really hard to guess someone's height on stage. Most musicians I see live have the opposite effect. They look massive on stage and then I see them after the set and I'm 3 inches taller than them.
1.96.1 said on 19/Feb/14
Tom Morello height?
Jung said on 8/Jul/13
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Don't know about this pic, the angle must be weird or grohl shorter than listed...
hazmat said on 3/Apr/13
if chris says he's 6´3 and then later on in 2006, 6´2. what's there to argue about? it's pretty clear. plus, layne mom said Layne was 6´1. of course he wasn't in the end. but def 6 feet. she's spoke about that as well. how proud he was when he reached 6 feet cause he was always amongst the shortest boys growing up.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Feb/13
6'2" ish is fine for him I think but I'd lean more on 187-188 than 189-190 or even 6'3" which some think he is.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/13
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Rob do you think he could be more 187? He looks as if he edges out Gerard Butler maybe 2cm, can't see 3.
[Editor Rob: I think he's a fair six two guy]
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/13
Mmm I think Letterman is nearer the camera and he does look as if he's slouching a bit but him and Letterman do look close in height. Maybe he is a full 6'2", can't see anything above it.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Jan/13
Click Here See the end, he looks a very similar height to David Letterman and I think he has boot advantage.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/13
Been learning the lyrics to The Keeper today and been playing along to his Letterman performance which is amazing. "I come from far away, my old boots don't know this ground, but they know it's real. A major with stroke D/B min 7 chord is similar to Ryan Adams "New York New York" "I always love you New York" but his bald guitarist plays like an F 6/ Dmin chord at the end of each phrase and its finger picked which is quite tricky to play in time and sing with it. Saw Soundgarden perform a rock song on Conan and Conan seemed to have near 3 inches on Chris, he didn't quite look 6'2 in comparison.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/13
Been learning the lyrics to The Keeper today and been playing along to his Letterman performance which is amazing. "I come from way away, my old boots don't know this ground, but they know it's real. A major with strike D chord is similar to Ryan Adams "New York New York" "I always love you New York" but his bald guitarist plays like an F 6/ Dmin chord at the end of each phrase and its finger picked which is quite tricky to play in time and sing with it. Saw Soundgarden perform a rock song on Conan and Conan seemed to have near 3 inches on Chris, he didn't quite look 6'2 in comparison.
Mathew said on 29/Oct/12
Cornell is around 188 - 189, Vedder is around 170 +/-, Cobain was 174-175, and Staley was 184 cm. These are my estimates.
Mathew said on 12/Oct/12
Nicole says on 27/Aug/12
Layne always looked like a strong 6' to me.


I buy 6'0.5" for Staley in the early 90s, but when his health started to deteriorate he looked about an inch shorter. I don't know if it was him loosing height of if it was just that his posture got really bad, but he went from looking only about .5" - .75" shorter than Cantrell to looking 1.5" shorter.
Shaun said on 10/Oct/12
I've been playing guitar along with this guy recently trying to learn how to sing like him, tough!! He's one of the best male singer songwriters in the world.

listen to this cover of Zeppelin's Thank You. Amazing

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Nicole said on 27/Aug/12
Layne always looked like a strong 6' to me.
Diamonddave7 said on 19/Nov/11
Cornell is taller than I thought. I thought based on his slim build he would be 5'10" ish or 5'11''. But I do admit come to think of it he does appear really tall in their 90's video "My Wave" so I think Chris is about an inch or so taller than me and I'm 6'1".
Mathew said on 17/Nov/11
Strong 6'2". I'd go with 6'2.25" to be honest.
lorne said on 6/Nov/11
Do you think 189cm is possible? He did look 6ft2.5 in the 90's, and also, he gave his height as both 6ft2 and 6ft3. I am about 5ft8.5, and I'll say both 5'8 AND 5'9(either or) depending on my mood. So I think there is a good chance he is a fraction over the 6'2 mark, and the 6'3 was just him rounding up(he was probably younger) while the 6'2 claim was dropping the fraction. Just thought I'd drop that in, because he is my favorite vocalist.

Also, if he straightened up, he would be 189cm in this pic, IMHO.
Gus said on 15/Oct/11
Staley had a strong 5'11 ish. No more than that. He was pretty skinny, using boots in most of the time. Cantrell has a weak 6'1 (184-185). Kinney has 6'1 1/2. Mike Inez, a weak 5'9. Mike Starr, maybe has 5'8-5'9 range. Cornell's height is about 6'1 1/2 - 6'2.
Mathew said on 18/Aug/11
Aicfan93 says on 11/Aug/11 can some one tell me how tall layne staley really is. is he over 6ft or under? I think Layne was about 6'0.5". In articles and other sources, he get's described as 5'11", 6', 6'0.5", or 6'1". He can look under 6' in pictures sometimes but most people who met him tend to say he was a over the 6' mark in reality.
Aicfan93 said on 11/Aug/11
can some one tell me how tall layne staley really is. is he over 6ft or under?
j.a.lindberg said on 16/May/11
How come Chris Cornell's height has become less while the others are the same??? He's 6'3"!
Martyr said on 17/Mar/11
TheVerve178 -180, Tim Commerford is 6'4, not 6'2.
Danger said on 6/Mar/11
I met Chris Cornell on a ferry in Seattle a few years ago. He is pretty tall. 6'2" for sure.I also heard he has a little pecker and likes to dress up as a baby during sex.
John R. said on 22/Feb/11
Ben Shepperd is 6'4 flat out, Chris Cornell 6'3 back then, now about 6'2 1/2, Kim Thayil 6'0 1/2, and Matt Cameron 6'1. That's a tall band
Matt said on 9/Feb/11
Anyone know how tall the other members of Soundgarden are? None of their pics Ive seen are too good for guessing but based on videos Ben Shepperd looks to be even taller than Cornell, like at least 6' 4'', maybe hes less and im exaggerating cause hes lanky. Kim Thayil is obviously shorter but doesn't look too short, maybe 5' 10? Don't know about Matt Cameron.
Anonymous said on 13/Dec/10
He always looked around 6'1.5 to me. Staley wasn't much shorter either. He looked like a good 6'0.5 to me, and I always thought he had pretty long legs.
TheVerve178 -180 said on 8/Nov/10
The bassist of audioslave is a strong 6ft2, he is more 6ft1 I believe.
Lenad said on 26/Jun/09
189cm does seem closer to the truth. I do not know why Rob downgraded him
Mathew said on 16/May/09
I think Jerry Cantrell could be pushing 6'2". I don't know how tall that makes Wilde. I'd say Cornell is not less than 6'2", no more than and 6'2.5". Layne Staley was somewhere between 5'11.5" - 6'0.5" I believe.
glenn said on 3/May/09
zach is indeed 5-10.but i think morello is 5-10.5 to 5-11.the other guys i heard are taller than what you state.maybe im wrong.cornell is obviously 6-3 morning.
rony192cm said on 3/May/09
Based on many pics, he's def no more than 6'2. Most of the time in boots
FirePower! said on 30/Apr/09
From intricately studying a variety of photographs, I believe that the heights of Rage Against The Machine are as follows:

Brad Wilk: 5' 9.5"
Zack De La Rocha: 5' 10"
Tom Morello: 5' 10.25"
Tim Commerford: 6' 0.75".
Lenad said on 22/Apr/09
I'd bet 65 dollars that he is a strong 6'2 and the other 35 dollars that he is a weak 6'3
ER. said on 20/Mar/09
I always imgained this guy was a strong 6-3. He looks kind of old now too, lol.
Brad said on 4/Mar/09
Fergie has a wild one also.
glenn said on 4/Mar/09
its a pot leaf brad.the autograph.
Brad said on 3/Mar/09
About what I looked like in height next to him. Didn't wear the combat boots. Weird looking autograph.
glenn said on 3/Mar/09
great pic al.
Al said on 1/Mar/09
Here he is with 6'6" Wladimir Klitschko
Click Here
jay89 said on 19/Jan/09
chester bennington from linkin park described him as almost 6'4" and he said that he felt short next to him. chester is about 5'11" so i'd say cornell might actually be a hair over 6'3 if he straightened up. and tanning definitely doesnt work for him.
dexter said on 26/Dec/08
and if Jerry Cantrell is 185 Zack Wilde cna't be 188 at all 183 max ..Click Here check minute 1:14..
dexter said on 26/Dec/08
look more 185186 in the picture even if he stand straight is closer to the camera
Lenad said on 9/Dec/08
Up straight I can buy 188cm at the lowest.
flash_of_eden said on 9/Dec/08
id give him about 6ft 2 or 3 -- looks like he spent the night in a tanning bed too. he's not standing completely straight here but then again neither is glenn.
Brad said on 17/Oct/08
He's 6' 2" (weak) as of 4 hours ago. I was gooned out before I could go beyond one question about Soundgarden.
Rakino said on 12/Oct/08
Cornell is 6'3" easy when he stands up straight.
Lenad said on 11/Oct/08
I think 6'3 in shoes and 6'2 barefoot
glenn said on 11/Oct/08
i think he might be 6-3 when he wakes.or he never was at all.not the old days he seemed it.i was wearing sneakers of some sort,he was wearing casuals.
Lego said on 11/Oct/08
yee, 6'3 easy if straight.
Boxing Fighter said on 10/Oct/08
Ant says "He looks tall and orange!"
Lol, Totally!!!
He looks 6ft2 or Glenn is using lifts. Since he never uses that kinda of shoes...
RisingForce said on 10/Oct/08
Standing straight he'd have atleast 6 if not 7 inches, this listing fits well although he could be 6'3".
glenn said on 10/Oct/08
you need to ask why he claims 6-2 and 6-3.
miko said on 10/Oct/08
What footwear were you in Glenn? Was he in boots?
Derek said on 10/Oct/08
Do you truly believe Cornell is 6'2" Glenn? I know you said he appeared that way, but even with his slouching, he has you by a lot.
Anonymous said on 10/Oct/08
Is slouching he looks 6'3 easy
Brad said on 10/Oct/08
I'm meeting him and Timbaland at a Verizon in-store next friday, I'll ask him and stand next to him. Been about 20 years. He isn't standing straight in the above photo.
glenn said on 10/Oct/08
if you ask some people,im 5-6.5.this proves im 5-8.
Lenad said on 10/Oct/08
He isnt standing straight and looks 6'1-ish.
Lego said on 9/Oct/08
didnt even knew he was so tall, thought 6'0 tops.

looks 6'3 in the image, so he's 6'2 imo and usually he's got boots on.
Ant said on 9/Oct/08
He looks tall and orange!
miko said on 9/Oct/08
Looks 6"2 here. Could be 6"2.5 out of bed.
Brad said on 9/Oct/08
He's 6' 2" on the nose, I was 6 feet 6 at the time. He was standing about 6' 3.5" and me just under 6 feet 8. Dude's got my hairdoo bro. Soundgarden in a basement club, dig it. Vinyl signed. Word up.
infin said on 9/Oct/08
to me he looks 6-1 and a half on the photo. strange... i thought 6-1 and a half is the lowest height he could be, most likely 6-2 or more.
glenn said on 9/Oct/08
i was gonna say until someone rudely interupted,cornell seemed barely shortest i ever saw him.i wonder if he was ever 6-3.or was it his boots in the old days? or he is barely 6-3 out of bed.
glenn said on 9/Oct/08
thats right another wrong cause im 5-6.5.
FATCITYADDRESS said on 9/Oct/08
6'2"? He doesn't "sound" like it!
Brad said on 8/Oct/08
He isn't 6' 3" like Glenn says. Another inflate. Go with his own low end words: 6' 2".
Derek said on 8/Oct/08
At least 6'2". You can tell even with Chris' slouching, that he has a lot of height on Glenn.
Brad said on 8/Oct/08
He's 6' 2", I had him by 4" when they played a dumpy club with Screaming Trees many years ago.
Big King said on 8/Oct/08
I'm glad that there is another photo with Glenn.
Lenad said on 8/Oct/08
He sure does tower over Glenn in the photo
Anonymous said on 8/Oct/08
he does look 6ft2 or a little more
Will said on 3/Oct/08
Click Here

Chris with Chester Bennington on stage. they hug briefly and he DWARFS him, and Chester's like 5'10. I think 6'3 is probably right.
XIANG said on 25/Jun/08
His hair certainly helps him appear taller! But yeah, 6ft2 sounds right!
Arthur said on 2/Apr/08
On Letterman, Cornell is clearly stooping a little. Letterman looks 1/2" below Cornell.
glenn said on 25/Mar/08
yes,i thought zack was 5-8,5-9 myself.but studied meticulously my friends pics with him.they were 5-11,6ft.and zack seemed 5-10.and i think another guy was my height and zack was 2 inches taller.
Chris175 said on 24/Mar/08
good info on Zack de la Rocha there too glenn, i was just going to ask you about him, i would have guessed 5-9 but 5-10 sounds good too.
Jake Is Back that is correct, i think cantrell can look taller cos he is very slim, and the same with layne, although anything above 6-0 is tall in my mind.
annonymous what is up with that photo?? that is wierd, cornell is not less than 6-2.5... that would make matt cameron about 6-7 lol
Jake Is Back said on 11/Mar/08
And Cantrell is a good 6'1".
Jake Is Back said on 8/Mar/08
Layne was about 6'.
annonymous said on 8/Mar/08
here: Click Here
Anonymous said on 3/Mar/08
i do the same, im betwist 6'2 and 6'3''

i met cornell twice, he's taller than me
cc_fan said on 29/Feb/08
Chris next to Timbaland: Click Here
Leung said on 4/Feb/08
Tim Commerford and Chris Cornell are legitimate tall men that can make others appear short, I remember thinking Tom Morello was about 5
chris175 said on 2/Feb/08
thanks for that markus, ive seen this video before, i honestly believe vedder back then was closer to 5-8 than 5-7 so layne defo wasnt a short guy, 5-11 to 6-0 is correct.
glenn said on 2/Feb/08
i know who he is,but never met him.i heard 6-4,6-5 for thing is for sure,if those estimates are wrong,he does look taller than cornell to me.
Mr_6'5 said on 1/Feb/08
glenn, or anyone, do you know how tall tim commerford is. he is the bass player for audiosave and rage against the machine. he once said in an article that he used to think he was too tall to be in a band. he doesnt really look too tall, maybe 6'3'' at the most, he looks almost eye to eye with cornell
Markus said on 30/Jan/08
Hey Chris175, I was wondering about Layne's height myself.
He is / was a hard guy to figure out, very skinny which makes him look taller than he really was. He was between 1 - 2 inches shorter than Jerry Cantrell, who's 6-1.

Also look at this video, interview with Cornell, Staley and Vedder.
Its too bad the quality isnt good enough to judge height, but he's def. taller than Vedder, so 5-11 sounds right.

Click Here
glenn said on 24/Jan/08
anytime chris175.
chris175 said on 23/Jan/08
thanks for the info on alice in chains glenn, yeah 5-11 sounds about right for layne, and i figured mike starr was around 5-8
Anonymous said on 14/Jan/08
looks a little bit shorter in the picture like close 6ft.
steph said on 7/Jan/08
met him in Roskilde - he is 'comfortably' 6'4" - I'm just on 6" and I was wearing boots so add 2' - he was in those diesel sandshoes so he had no height gain from his footwear and he was still 2' taller than me. This needs upgraded to 6'3"
glenn said on 7/Jan/08
6-3 for sure.
Mark D. said on 5/Jan/08
:X - At 3:19 Chris and David are at the same persepctive and you can see Chris
is at least an inch taller, despite slouching a bit. Then, as Dave gets closer
to the camera, he will appear taller than Chris due to that, though he is not.
glenn said on 15/Dec/07
he is 5-10.looking 5-9 at times.never met him.judge him from friends pics and him standing next to 5-8 men like vedder and sammy hager.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/07
Glenn, do you know Zach De La rocha from Rage against the machine's height??
glenn said on 26/Nov/07
i wasnt the only one that ****ed up on the alice in chains photo.all of my friends and peers passed on that except on one freind.i know one person who has the group photo.nobody mysteriously has a single photo with layne that i know of.i have friends that would see him at his local atm and only get friend here in nyc bumped into him at the smoke shop/candy store and was too dumb to ask him for a photo with.we all have the other members 10 times over.i even have mike starr(5-8).i heard alot of short rumors for layne.but in reality he looked 5-11 to 6ft in pics. and yes,rob is mistaken,cornell is 6-3.
chris175 said on 18/Nov/07
yeah hes tall definate 6-2, hey glenn im new here, cant believe you missed that alice in chains photo, im curious to know layne staleys height, think he was about 6 foot? rip layne
Lmeister said on 9/Nov/07
You guys are way off. Chris is a tall guy. He never stands up straight. He is around 6ft3.
glenn said on 7/Nov/07
cant see the video on my phone,but i know chris is way is he shorter than 6-2 if im wrong.whatever it is your showing me could be weird angles or posture.
:X said on 6/Nov/07
Hey Glenn,look at the end of this video...

Click Here

He's about 2" under David Letterman...listed 6-1,5...
chris is SIX!!
Spencer said on 26/Sep/07
I'm 6-3 and he was shorter than me. I would say 6-1.5 tops
glenn said on 22/Sep/07
its what ive been doing on and off actually for 17 years.first started out as a hobby,then a business of selling autographs.
Usually looks said on 20/Sep/07
Hey Glen how do you actually meet all these rock stars and such a groupie...jk. but really how?
glenn said on 26/Jul/07
1996.had a group photo from 1990 lost forever.
anonymous said on 25/Jul/07
Hey glenn what is the year you took that picture?
Da Man said on 15/May/07
Cornell has always looked more like a 6-2 (if that) guy to me. Big fan, Soundgarden was my band all through high school. Big Rage fan too, when Cornell teamed up with Rage it was like one of my "All Star Bands" come to life.
Shellie said on 2/May/07
Just saw him in concert lastnight and got to meet him back stage. My husband is 6'4" and there is no way he is 6'2" or 6'3", maybe with his hair up 4 inches (and it is that big). He is very thin and that might make him look taller, but he's no more than 6'1".
Emanuele said on 14/Apr/07
I think he's about 6'2,5'' -6'3,5''
raul said on 5/Apr/07
tim commerford of audioslave is taller than chris cornell.He's 193...
Markus said on 1/Mar/07
I read a few times that Jerry Cantrell's about 6'1", but can look taller with his slim build. He's about the same height as AIC drummer Sean Kinney.
Layne Staley was a little smaller, about 5-11 maybe 6'.

Man...Layne Staley died almost 5 years ago now I think of it. R.I.P....
flipflopjaguar said on 6/Feb/07
Anyone know Jerry Cantrell's height?
Del Mar said on 18/Jan/07
Here with Seacrest doesn't look 6-3, while I always seen him that tall earlier Click Here
Glenn said on 7/Dec/06
Yes Del Mar.
Del Mar said on 7/Dec/06
You guys are speaking of different Chris'es I think? Cornell at 6-3 and Robinson at 6-1, am I right?
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
6-3 in boots.TOPS.6-1 is what he looks next to Jimmy Page.and next to me in his sneakers.I met in 1989 as need for what? she was asking me.
max said on 6/Dec/06
"No need for that Iris.I met the guy as far back as 1989.6-3.6-5 in boots.legit." what happened glenn with what you said before? now you are saying chris is 6-1 which i doubt it, he is closer to 6-2 maybe a little more
Glenn said on 6/Dec/06
No problem Gonzalo.Iris,hopefully Ill dig some up soon.Chris is 6-1.
Gonzalo said on 6/Dec/06
It`s true, Glenn, sorry. I realized right after sending my comment. The vinyl thing. Thanks for answering, anyway
iris said on 6/Dec/06
Hey Glenn could you post up some pictures with the black crowes(if you have of course)... maybe you standing besides Chris Robinson, he seems tall...
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
What happened Gonzalo? I told the story 3 times.
Gonzalo said on 4/Dec/06
Glen, you seem pist off in this pic. What happened? Smile, man, smile
Tycox said on 3/Dec/06
check out the pictures posted by Max.
REds said on 3/Dec/06
Yeasterday in a video interview at MTV on the make a video trasmission , Chris have said "I'm six " in 180 cm .No way , check better this guy !
MD said on 29/Nov/06
Jay, when I say good proportions I mean it just as it sounds meaning that all his limbs look in proportion.
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
Yes,Kim is 6ft.
Markus said on 29/Nov/06
Kim Thayill looks taller than I expeted, about 6 foot Glenn ?
jay said on 24/Nov/06
MD, when you say he has good proportions, do you mean he has long legs or short legs for his height? when I was in Korea, people said that I had "good" proportions because I had long legs for my height (probably because long legs is somewhat rare in asia, so it's considered "good")
kal-el said on 23/Nov/06
you said it well MD. its all in the good proportions of the body
MD said on 22/Nov/06
At first, I was really thinking Chris was at least a full 6'3" barefoot, but I saw him on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno a night or two ago, and he really didn't look like a full 6'3" barefoot.

Perhaps its because he has good proportions, because most tall individuals usually have noctiably longer legs than torso. I think good proportions can actually make a taller person look shorter, and a shorter person look taller, and maybe that's the case, here.
Padraig said on 22/Nov/06
Added an Image of Glenn and Chris.
Drew T said on 21/Nov/06
I met Chris backstage at Lollapalooza when they came to Columbus. I was standing next to him and he was standing a couple of inches above me. I am 6'1 3/4'', he was about two and half inches above my head. Granted he was wearing thick soled Doc. Marten's. I would put him at close to 6'3''.
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
True Kurisu.
Kurisu said on 9/Nov/06
I've met him, and he is comfortably 6'3". Im 5'11 barefoot, with big boots on that day I was closer to 6'0". Chris with flat diesel sanshoes on was easily 3-4" taller. He kinda slouches, and stands a weird angles in audioslave pictures, usually he leans towards the camera which makes his height deceptive.
Glenn said on 4/Nov/06
Bordin is 5-7.Gould is 5-9,5-10.Martin is 6ft,6-1.dont remember the rest.
Markus said on 3/Nov/06
Do you know the height of the FNM guys? (I know Pattons 5-9)
Correct me on my guesses if you will:

Mike Bordin: 5-6
Billy Gould 5-7 to 5-8
Big Jim Martin: 6' (used to think he was taller)
Roddy Bottum: 6-1 to 6-2, maybe taller.
John Hudson (last guitar player): 5-9
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
AIC were opening up for Extreme at a small club.didnt know who they were.1990.met every member of Faith.good guys.
Markus said on 2/Nov/06
Were AIC behaving like dicks or something that you ignored them, or were you just not interested ? Jerry Cantrell en drummer Sean Kinney are said to be about 6'1" and they look like it. Think Layne was about 5-11 of 6 feet.

Btw, going to see Mike Patton play in probably a small venue next monday.
Would be cool if I have a chance to meet up with him !!
Got a report from someone who met him and thought he was about 5-10..seems a little overdone. I actually thought he'd be about 5-7, 5-8, he's got short legs. Glenn thought 5-9 ?

Ever met Faith no More Glenn? (my all-time heroes)
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
Hetfield is 6-1.yeah I saw all 4 members of Alice in Chains in the street nearly 17 years ago.I ignored photo lost I regret.
Markus said on 28/Oct/06
I only thought Chris and Soundgardens bassplayer (Ben?) were pretty tall, Kim and Matt look average I think.

Alice in Chains was also a pretty tall band, around 6'1" except for their bass players. Such a shame that Layne Staley died....ever met any AIC-members Glenn?

Anyway, I alsoalways thought Hetfield was a tall guy about my size (6'4") untill he walked near me on the same floor level during a concert in the Netherlands in 1997.
I was about 5 meters away and I was also surprised he was much shorter than I imagined him. The thight black jeans, thin long legs and other short band-members indeed make you think him as a 6'3" plus guy. He's not so thin anymore nowadays...
Glenn said on 4/Oct/06
Cornell was signing vinyl for me and my friend at Newark airport 1996,with Kim Thayall.Cornell or I forgot to get one album signed,so me not paying attention to what the auto looked like,and the fact that the albums had various members autos and members missing,left me confused.I walked away when my friend noticed Chris was missing on one I walk over to Chris just to have him tell me he signed it already,and even pointed to it.back over to my friend,and here we go friend tells me to go back to Chris.Chris claims otherwise again and I snapped "stop being a dick,sign the f***ing album and take a photo with me,enough games and turning me down for a photo".he loved it and laughed.signed my lp and posed.classic time.I had a group photo with Soundgarden from 1990 I lost.for 6 years or so he wouldnt pose with people.
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
James has neck and back surgery in 2000. He's heavier today than he was 14 years ago. So is Kirk. Lars is in good shape, but bald.
Glenn said on 4/Oct/06
Cornell was a dick for again now.had a funny situation with me yelling at him Ill save for tommorow.he took it like a man, with good humor too.I always thought James was 6-3.I almost swear he is.havnt seen him in 14 years.
Danimal said on 4/Oct/06
I used to think James Hetfield was like 6'6" during the Justice and Black Album. He just seemed SO long and SO intimidating. I was shocked to find out that he was only 6'1", even though that is tall.
J-Dog said on 3/Oct/06
Most people don't realize it as because given the personality and the involvement with a certain kind of music, most find it bizzare for a guy to truly be tall in that field, or something.

He seriously looks a full 6'3" when you view pictures but you never put two and two together.
Glenn said on 3/Oct/06
Yeah,Black Crowes might be the tallest band ever next to Soundgarden.6-1 to 6-4 on the Crowes,with an avarage of 6-2.
Danimal said on 3/Oct/06
The Black Crowes were also REALLY tall. Saw them in NY in 1993. I had NO idea that Cornell was 6'3". That's COOL!
fanny said on 2/Oct/06
Click Here
tall dude
Max said on 1/Oct/06
barefoot 187-189
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Lmeister said on 30/Sep/06
I've been a Soundgarden/Audioslave/Chris Cornell fan for years. Seen thousands of pics and a lot of video material...Chris is kinda weird guys, cause he is really slim and doesn't look really tall, but when U see him standing next to his bandmembers etc...U'll realize that he truly is 6'3''...
Leung said on 27/Sep/06
Iris, I think your estimate is based on watching MTV clips.
Most people don’t realise how tall Chris is til that meet him in person. Chris is 6’3”, I met him in 2003 and he was easily taller than me (I’m 5’11.5”).

And in regards to Eddie Vedder, he was with Chris Cornell in a band called Temple of the Dog, and the height difference is obvious because the top of Eddie’s head comes up to Chris’ chin.
Glenn said on 27/Sep/06
No need for that Iris.I met the guy as far back as 1989.6-3.6-5 in boots.legit.
Leung said on 26/Sep/06
A lot of interviewers are very surprised when meeting Chris Cornell for the first time because he is a tall guy. Tim Commerford (Audioslave bass player) is also a tall guy as well. Yeah I think Glenn is right about Morello, he’s got 3 inches on Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).
iris said on 26/Sep/06
6´3 ?????????? no way!!!, he looks 5´11-ish tops.... we sure need a pic of Mr Cornell towering over someone. (maybe one besides eddie vedder who´s actually quite short)
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
I never met Rage Against.Morello looks 5-10ish or more to me.I could be wrong.
Marc said on 25/Sep/06
He looks tall. Tom Morello is a legit 5'9" (could be taller).
Viper652 said on 25/Sep/06
I had no idea he was this tall.
MD said on 24/Sep/06
He certainly does look 6'3".
keith said on 24/Sep/06
hmm.........I forget when exactly,and I know this sounds very sketchy,but I am quite sure that I heard or read somewhere else that he is 6'3"..........Definitly not 5'9!
To Mark said on 24/Sep/06
I'm pretty sure if he's 5'9 then he's not going to get away with pretending to be 6'3 is he.[rollseyes]
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06
Soundgarden and Audioslave are TALL bands.
Del Mar said on 24/Sep/06
Certainly looks 6-3. Sometimes even taller.
Glenn said on 24/Sep/06 coming one day.
Mark said on 23/Sep/06
I saw him on the set of Singles in '90. He is about my height (5'9")...

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