How tall was Chris Farley

Chris Farley's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

American comedic actor, best rememberd for films such as Beverly Hills Ninja, Almost Heroes, Tommy Boy, Airheads, Coneheads and Black Sheep. He was close to 300lbs when he died and was this height.

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Average Guess (23 Votes)
5ft 8.03in (172.8cm)
John moss said on 29/Dec/21
Yeah this is right
Alex 6'0 said on 27/Nov/21
5'8 296 he was examined at his death. 5'8 max. 225-230 during tommy boy? No way that low lol
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 21/May/20
Big stocky and heavy dude with my height range..
R.I.P Chris Farley
Matt Marsden said on 31/Oct/19
Never realized Farley was this height. 5'8" and no less
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Nov/18
@Daniel: Swayze was much taller than Farley, but they didn't have the same shoes. Swayze had big Cuban heels while Farley's shoes looked flat.
Daniel7777 said on 22/Feb/18
Just watched the SNL Chippendales skit, and I'm kinda wondering if either Patrick Swayze was much taller than 5' 10" or if Farley was closer to 5' 5"... They both appear to be wearing the same shoes, and Farley looks 4 to 5 inches shorter than Swayze.
JJStyles said on 3/Jan/18
yep that's chris farley alright R.I.P
MIKESOWELL said on 19/Aug/17
I remember writing on here years ago that around the time Farley was filming Tommy Boy, Chris looked around 225 to 230 pounds. I was told that was ridiculously low. His brother seems to verify that estimate. Chris was 296 pounds when he died, but he may have been heavier around the time he hosted SNL on October 25, 1997.
Will said on 3/Aug/16
His death certificate says he weighed 296 lbs. His brother speculated he weighed about 225 when he did Tommy Boy, at a time when he had been sober for at least a year.
Andy said on 29/May/16
Rob, don't you think he could probably be closer to 350lbs at the time of hs death? He looked morbidly obese
Editor Rob
I suppose it isn't impossible
Eric said on 3/Apr/16
I'd give him 5'7 or 5'7 1/4. But since he was husky, he looked shorter in general. But he was significantly taller than David spade in Tommy boy. So 5'7 or just above it seems about right.
Matthew said on 30/Jan/16
What about his brothers Kevin and John Farley? I would estimate Kevin to be about 5'10 and John around the 6'1 range. Here's a picture with them and 6'1 Tom Arnold Click Here
JB said on 26/Apr/14
Always wondered how tall he was. Sometimes he looked about average and other times he looked short. Made worse by the fact that he rarely if ever stood up strait and his weight. 5'8" seems to make the most sense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/13
"Chris Farley's height is 5ft 7.5in (171cm)"

As mentioned below, Swayze looked at least 3in taller than him on the Chippendales skit.
Phil Hartman (was around 5ft10-10.5) was always about 3in taller than him. Sandler easily had more than 2in on him aswell (is 5ft10 rather than 5ft9.5). Add Chris Rock to that list aswell
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/13
"Chris Farley's height is 5ft 7.5in (171cm)"

As mentioned below, Swayze looked at least 3in taller than him on the Chippendales skit.
Phil Hartman (was around 5ft10-10.5) was always about 3in taller than him. Sandler easily had more than 2in on him aswell (is 5ft10 rather than 5ft9.5)
Cal92 said on 24/Aug/13
NO way he was 5'8. He looks 4 inches shorter to 5'10 Robin Shou in Beverly Hills Ninja
Shortish86 said on 13/Nov/11
I thnk he was 5'7.5 at best.
john said on 1/Jan/11
Patrick - 5'-10"
Chris - 5'-8"
Bouncer said on 7/Jan/09
5'8 in height and 296 pounds in weight were the exact words of the medical examer after his death, why should he lie?
MIKESOWELL said on 7/Jan/09
Farley looked to me to be about 5 foot 8.5 inches tall and his weight in his prime (1992-96) was about 230-250 lbs with a dip in '95 to like maybe 225. Look at Farley in Billy Madison, especially when he took his shirt off. He wasn't that fat. By 1997 however he was grossly bloated and his SNL appearance he was about 290 or so. Had a dangerously large belly. A photo of him in a People's magazine in November 1997 scared me senseless. His stomach was hanging SO LOW. Dead a month later. RIP.
D. Ray Morton said on 22/May/08
Any word on a photo?
Heightdetective said on 27/Apr/08
5ft 8 is just right. At the time on his death the medical examer said: "Farley was 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 296 pounds."
Great actor, RIP
chris175 said on 22/Feb/08
yeah richard, i sort of thought that too, he is a strong 5-8, could have been 5-9 rip chris
Chris said on 2/Jan/08
5'7ish hes only about an inch or 2 taller then spade in Black Sheep which i am watching right now
RICHARD said on 14/Jul/07
I had know idea he was only 5'8. He looked taller like 5'10 to me. RIP Chris
Ancient aztec guy said on 5/Jul/07
Farley had to be at least three inches taller than Spade. He Hollered a lot in his movies. That was hilarious.
Anonymous said on 3/Jul/07
I was watching "Tommy Boy" today. Spade must be like no more than 5'5"...
glenn said on 12/Mar/07
yeah,i thought i sent this.
Danimal said on 11/Mar/07
Glenn, you met Farley?
glenn said on 11/Mar/07
great guy too.
Danimal said on 10/Mar/07
Patrick Swayze had about 2" on him in their famous Chippendale skit on SNL and Swayze was 5'10" at that time (early 90's). It's said that died at around 300 pounds or very close to it.
trueheight said on 10/Mar/07
he was at least 3in taller than Spade in Tommy Boy and Black Sheep - great ensemble. Also 3in shorter than Rob Lowe in TB
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/07
He was a friend of mine and I don't think he was only 5'8" - I'm 5'7" and he never seemed that close to my height. I'm a girl so my heels were always taller than his, and I wasn't looking him right in the eye.
Danimal said on 10/Aug/06
No, he was 5'8".
Viper652 said on 10/Aug/06
To me he looked taller than 5-8.
Glenn said on 10/Aug/06
Great guy.5-8 to 5-8.5.
Sam said on 9/Aug/06
Yeah he was problably a good 5'8. His size in spirit though was way bigger.
Matt said on 10/Jun/06
Yeah, he was not very tall. He always looked a little shorter then Sandler. 5'8 sounds about right
mcfan said on 25/Apr/06
Last night I saw his biography on A&E and they said he was 5'9 -- Maybe with his sneakers on.
Jody said on 29/Dec/05
I would agree totally with this. He was a big fella too.
175cm16andgrowing said on 2/Dec/05
I didn't know he died... but the 300lbs and 5'8'' seem about right.

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