How tall is Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd's Height

5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1in (185.4 cm)
American actor best known for playing Dr. Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy and as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family. On tv he is well known for his role as Reverend Jim Ignatowski on comedy series Taxi. He Said in 2009 LA Times regarding his stature, "I'm 6 feet 1", which in the 1970's he could look. These photos (by Malcolm) come from the London Film Con in 2008 and 2011. He had about a 1/4 inch more thicker sneaker than me in 2008 and about 0.5 more thicker sneaker than Jenny in 2011.

Christopher Lloyd is tall
5ft 8 Rob/Jenny and Christopher

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Average Guess (23 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.91in (185.2cm)
Current: 5ft 11.73in (182.2cm)
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/17
Nowadays next to Rob and Jenny (174 cm) Lloyd seems still a strong 182 cm so probably he was in the 185cm o 6'1 mark when he was young.
He has a bad posture in some movies because he lives the roles very much. Excellent actor especially for comic roles. I'll never forget his best roles like Dr. Emmett in back to the future and Uncle Fester " The Addams Family"
berta said on 29/Jul/17
when i think of this guy and someone like kevin costner i actually believe there was really about 1-1,5 cm beetween them in reality. costner was probably more in the 186 cm range ore 2 mm under and this guy was probably down to 184,6 in the evening/ late afternoon. He could have been a full 6 foot 1 guy but i think 1/4 under this is better listing. I cant really see him taller than a guy like cena.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jul/17
Colberto I think C-D at his absolute peak isn't unreasonable. In the Taxi days he could look a solid enough 6ft1 guy. He always had very poor posture though and could come across as much shorter than he was. A is definitely a stretch
The shredder said on 3/Jul/17
Rob , how tall do you think he is now?
Editor Rob: he is under six foot now, I think 11.5 is ok for him.
Colberto said on 21/Jun/17
Hey rob what do you see for his peak
A 188.5 186.5
B 188 186
C 187.5 185.5
D 187 185
E 186.5 184.5
F 186 184
Editor Rob: at Most D, I think he was very close to 6ft 1 but not a BIG 6ft 1 guy.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jun/17
Re: My comment from the 4th June:
The young lad in the Christopher Lloyd film 'I am Not A Serial Killer' works in a family-run funeral business.
It was completely wrong of me to say that it was 'morbid'! The only thing that IS morbid, however, is the state of the bodies that have been brought in for burial. They looked liked they'd been autopsied by a first-year medical student on acid! I only realised the nature of the business later on in the film....
World Citizen said on 5/Jun/17
Looks 181 cm
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Jun/17
I said on 27th December last that I would be over the moon to see Christopher Lloyd in another - recently made - film! Well, I am doing just that right now! It is a black comedy about a young lad who works in his family's morbid, death-related business and instead of it turning his stomach as it would with most people, it seems to be doing quite the opposite!
Furthermore, there is a serial killer on the loose in his little town, which means more bodies are being delivered to his family's business for him to peruse in fascination!
Christopher is an old, happily married and respected member of the community, but he is an oddball! He also looks taller than ever, but then I did notice him wearing an extremely chunky pair of shoes, which probably elevate his height by some one-and-a-half inches, but not many old men would be fit and strong enough to wear heavy things like that, not to mention use the apparatus he is using in the local gym - and with such gusto!
No, all is definitely not right with Chris's character! I observed that he had his picture up - as an ageing student - holding a doctorate or something similar, so that tells us that he is intelligent, another box ticked on the list of requirements common to serial killers!
So is he or isn't he? I'll have to watch the rest and find out!
One thing I have found out though is that Christopher Lloyd is still making films for us, which I'm very happy about! He is also still fighting fit and doesn't seem to have lost much from his stature over time. I'm going along with 6ft now and 6ft1 for his peak. 🙆👍
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/May/17
Actually looking at him when he was younger he did look 6ft1...
berta said on 12/Apr/17
this guy looked 184 -185 but had very bad postuire in almost every roll he took. he can have been 185,5 at peak but not taller 185 on the mm is maybe more realistic peak. today i belibve he stand pretty tall still at 182. he have not lost that mutch
Charlie said on 10/Apr/17
He looks 5'10. I saw a photo of him with Marc McClure and He was 1 inch taller than 5'9 Marc McClure. He does look 5'10 here next to 5'8 Rob.
Editor Rob: Lloyd 5ft 10 9 years ago?

he's not that short! Was taller than malcolm the photographer...not that much, but remember I am coming into photos and being able to see the photographer looking at the celeb and a side on view.

It's why I can see Tyson 1.5 inches smaller and Lloyd taller than the photographer...
RichardSpain said on 7/Apr/17
Maybe 181/182cm today
185cm when he was young
Shredder said on 23/Feb/17
Hopefully Rob can meet him again and Biff.
berta said on 22/Feb/17
still 183 cm tall :O he must have lost more height than this? i can believe he was 1/4 under 6 foot 1 at peak and now about 181 cm tall
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Dec/16
I simply love this actor! Ever since I saw his laughing, eccentric, fun-loving character in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', I've been pretty much hooked on him! I will watch films I wouldn't usually see because he's in the cast!
I never thought terribly long and hard about his height, but it makes sense that he topped 6ft in his younger days! He looks very tall next to Fox (bless him!) in the 'Back to the Future' films, but in 'One Flew Over...' the only guy to really stand out on the height front was Will Sampson! Next to Will, everyone else looked small!
It would be great to see Christopher in another film in the not too distant future. He's ACE! 👌
josh jeffords said on 26/Oct/16
Pretty funny this guy still looks a strong 6 ft at his age must have been a tall 6 1 peak.
Very under rated actor played a lot of roles some quite well and good comedian too.
He still looked nearly that in the 90s towered over lots of guys, even with his bad posture.
His lanky build lended to appearance of loft could look nearly 6 2 at times or 6 4 by mjf :@.
Danimal said on 26/Oct/16
Saw a 1982 episode of Saturday Night Live and he looked TALL on the show. Was easily 6'1" in his younger years. Looks about 5'11" today at 78 years old where most men will have lost 2".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Sep/16
Michael J. Fox made him look very tall in BTTF
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Sep/16
Rob, a bit below this now?

Pushing 80...
Editor Rob: could be nearer 5ft 11 now.
kreyzig 6ft 3 said on 3/Sep/16
Met him today at fan expo..while standing I noticed 2 to 2.5 in difference between I and him.But he was wearing slightly thicker boots than mine and I was in my normal sneakers..Won't go less than 6ft for this guy though..very nice person.
truth said on 18/Jul/16
@DarthVader He is the local downgrader here. ;)
DarthVader said on 18/May/16
Danimal said on 31/Oct/15
NOWHERE near 6'0" or even 5'11" as the poster below said. Here he is next to Jimmy Kimmel at 8:20 (about 2" shorter than him): Click Here

You must be on crack dude, he's clearly leaning. But I guess you conveniently missed that huh :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/16
He looks good for 77
miko said on 1/Nov/15
Still easily over 5'11..
Danimal said on 31/Oct/15
NOWHERE near 6'0" or even 5'11" as the poster below said. Here he is next to Jimmy Kimmel at 8:20 (about 2" shorter than him): Click Here
grizz said on 22/Oct/15
He looked 5'11-5'11.5 range with Jimmy Kimmel last night.
MJKoP said on 18/Oct/15
Easily six foot one in the BTtF flicks. Doc's trademark slouch was imposed upon him by directors, solely for the purpose of fitting him and J. Fox into the same shot!
184.3cm (Night) said on 1/Oct/15
5'11 with Josh as well. 181cm is more likely now.
josh b said on 30/Sep/15
Here is my photo with Christopher, Click Here
I got this too Click Here
the shredder said on 30/Sep/15
Rob , give him 5'11.25 than.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
Nothing under 6'1 peak.
Judd ISR said on 20/Sep/15
Rob with you, considering his shoes advantage of one quarter of inche, he seems more 5'11.5"...

He could have been 6'0.5" or even 6'0.75" as peak and 5'11.5" today?
[Editor Rob: today I think nearer 5ft 11.25 range could be possible.]
the shredder said on 20/Jul/15
Rob , what you you guess his weight doing Back to the future?
[Editor Rob: maybe near 170.]
A6'2Guy said on 17/Jul/15
@Trent To be double fair he might have lost a fraction of height even then and Wilson was most likely at his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Mar/15
Wilson claimed 6ft2 but is listed 6ft2½. He could near 6ft3 beside Lloyd
james said on 9/Mar/15
He was a solid 6'1 at his peak .I've watched bttf 3 he and 6'2 Thomas f Wilson are about the sane height
CDS said on 23/Feb/15
As I believe someone pointed out in this thread, Lloyd, as "Jim" on TV's "Taxi" once stated- on that famous episode that took place at the DMV ("Slow Down" LMAO)- his height at 5'10". Now granted, this was probably similar to Woody Harrelson as Woody Boyd on TV's "Cheers" stating his height at 6 foot, and similar to Ray Romano on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond" stating his height at 6' as well- just served the purpose of the written episode of that series. Now let's all assume Lloyd is over 5'10", I just don't see him (even at peak height) at a solid 6'1" with no shoes on- maybe 6'-6'0 1/2"-?? There was a movie I saw him in with 5'11" John Ritter, and he looked about an inch taller, however if memory serves correct, he may have had cowboy boots on-?? And FTR- here are my estimates for the cast of "Taxi":

Judd Hirsch- 5'11" (sloucher, so may have appeared 5'10" in spite of his 6' official height)
Tony Danza- 5'9" (looked closer to his official height listing [at one time] of 5'10" on TV's "Who's The Boss" since mostly surrounded by women & children)
Jeff Conaway- 6'0" (character Bobby Wheeler usually had boots on and big hair which may have made him appear 6'1" or 6'2")
Andy Kaufman- 6'0"
Randall Carver- 5'8"
Danny DeVito- 4'10"
lurch said on 11/Feb/15
Looks about 6 foot.
dicksock said on 8/Feb/15
He looks about 4" than Rob and Jenny. I think he's 6' now and possibly 6'1" in his prime.
Judd said on 15/Dec/14
in the addams family series he looked something like 2-3" shorter than Raul Julia...for sure he's character (fester) required a terrible posture, because he's hunchback, but i think Lloyd was however shorter than Julia by more than a flat inche...
If Julia was 6'1.75-2", then Lloyd was 6'0.5" (for sure) or maybe 6'0.75" when was young, but not a flat 6'1". Today he could be in the 5'11.5" range.
Oanh said on 26/Nov/14
5'11" today...6'0 peak.
The Exorcist said on 19/Nov/14
@Vegas: That guy looks more 6'6" range than 6'5".
Clint said on 19/Nov/14
184cm now
the shredder said on 18/Nov/14
Rob , did he or Michael Biehn look taller in person?
[Editor Rob: I felt was similar to cumberbatch beside the photographer, very close, but a slight edge, Biehn was very close to photographer too, but had a bit more hair sticking up. That was over 6 years ago with Lloyd though, so another bit lost by now is very likely. ]
Arch Stanton said on 17/Nov/14
@Rampage. I stood about 10 ft away from him in California in the summer of 1997 and he looked solid tall range back then. 6'1" peak is fair.
Vegas said on 17/Nov/14
this guy who frequents another forum i do claims 6'5

Click Here
The Master said on 17/Nov/14
Given his footwear, I reckon Mr Lloyd is 182 cm at best.
Judd said on 6/Oct/14
For the most of his career he looks taller than a 6' one. In the family Addams's series he looks much taller than Raul Julia (6'1.5") because he isn't straight with his back...he has bad posture because his carachter (fester) is hunchback...
I think he was no less than 6'0.5" (with a good chance of 6'0.75") during 70-80-90's and today he's like 5'11.5".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/14
I'd argue 6ft0½(184cm) lowest at peak...
miko said on 21/Sep/14
He hasn't aged much in about 15/20 years!

He's likely slipped below the 6'0 mark now though. Weak 6'1 peak.
danny185 said on 23/Jun/14
that's not a proper 6'0, really 182, tallish guy
PPS said on 2/Jun/14
In the second series of Taxi as Reverend Jim, he refers to himself as 5 ft 10. It seems unlikely that an actor of 6 ft 1 would do that, or that the others should all agree with him...
Greg said on 20/May/14
is 6'0 exactly
mike said on 20/May/14
Rob, why don't you downgrade him to 181 or 182?
[Editor Rob: yeah he could be 5ft 11.5 nowadays]
mike said on 18/May/14
181-182today 184-185 peak IMO.
Alex 6'0 said on 9/May/14
His peak was 6'1 or very close. Today looks 5'11.5 with Rob
[Editor Rob: yeah today he could be that, actually my pic was 6 years ago, I think now at 75 he could have dropped another fraction.]
Powerhouse said on 6/Feb/14
He's definitely slightly under 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Dec/13
"Peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184.15cm)"
truth said on 18/Aug/13
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/13
Santa Barbara or Santa Monica pier, can't remember which one it was, it might have been Barbara, one of them. Don't remember much about the place except the filming and that their pizza sucked!
Arch Stanton said on 26/Jul/13
Full 6'1" peak in my opinion. Watch him barefoot next to Vincent in Cuckoo's Nest. 3 inches shorter roughly. On my mother's life I saw him on Santa Monica pier shooting My Favourite Martian in June 1997 and he looked noticeably tall I thought at the time. See him also in cowboy boots and a hat in Back to the Future III , gives the impression of 6'3"-6'4" in that film with the boots and hat.
Ray said on 15/Mar/13
178-180cm no more
Nils said on 10/Feb/13
6ft peak i think
Mark said on 13/Jan/13
Apparently whilst filming BTTF he had to crouch in certain scenes with MJF, looks slightly under 6ft, but no shorter than 5'11, considering he's in his 70s now thats a good height.
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
182 cm now
ice said on 6/Jan/13
ROB he definately does not have 10 cm on you !!
Connor 184cm said on 2/Jan/13
I dont know rob i think christopher is 6ft rather than 5ft 11.75 he looks 4 inches taller than you in the top left hand picture.
Trent said on 28/Dec/12
To be fair they both had cowboy boots. In this pic here Click Here
I could see him maybe 1.5 - 2 inches under.

Thomas F Wilson has claimed 6'2 and 6'3, and is listed 6'2.5 on this site, so let's give him that. So from looking at him with the Doc I would say Lloyd would have been 6'1 or maybe a bit under.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/12
In the fight scene interestingly the Doc looks a good inch taller than 6'3" Mad Dog, although his posture isn't great. but as I say in some scenes the Doc could look very tall and near 6'4". 6'1" add cowboy boots and the hat and long western coat and his build and long face I think which made him look as tall as that in the third film.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Dec/12
Strangely looks 6'3"-6'4" at times in Back to the Future III. Must be the effect of the cowboy boots, hat and long coat.
Aragorn 5'11 said on 23/Dec/12
5'10.5. 2.5 inches taller than Rob
mike 181cm said on 22/Dec/12
6"1 prime now 5"11.5 hes getting old
Trent said on 2/Dec/12
I'd guess around 5'11.5 considering the 1/4" sneaker advantage. He has quite a high head so you could be thrown off at first. I haven't really looked at pics of him at his peak though.
marla singer said on 28/Nov/12
Looks 5'11-5'11.5 in the picture here...
thc-182 said on 13/Nov/12
looks a strong 5'11 now , 6' is really exagerated
Alex 6ft 0 1/8 said on 30/Sep/12
Rob, his peak I def think he was 6'1 but today he looks maybe 6'0 max. In the picture with you he looks more 5'11 1/2
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 5/Sep/12
Justin says on 29/Jul/12
There is absolutely no way he was 9 inches taller than Michael J. Fox in the Back to the Future series. They looked basically the same height.

I hope you're joking, he still clearly owns MJ even today.
Shaun said on 30/Aug/12
Justin says on 29/Jul/12
There is absolutely no way he was 9 inches taller than Michael J. Fox in the Back to the Future series. They looked basically the same height.

Mmm with MJ stood on the DeLorean maybe. I saw him in June 1997 on the pier 10 ft away from where I was standing and he was surely at least 6' back then.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 19/Aug/12
Rob, did he teach you how to go back to the future? :)

184 peak, 181-182 now
[Editor Rob: I wish I could :)]
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 15/Aug/12
5ft11.75in (1.82 m) today; 6ft0.75in peak.
Witchdoctor said on 8/Aug/12
wow when watching adams family values I thought he was short because of how he would get dwarfed by that giant actor who played their gardener!
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 8/Aug/12
Those estimates seem a distinct possibility Matthew.
Mathew said on 6/Aug/12
Maybe it's: 182 cm today, 184 - 185 cm peak.
Fakhrul Islam said on 1/Aug/12
the truth is christopher lloyd in the picture looks 5 ft 10 1/2 to 5 ft 11.
Justin said on 29/Jul/12
There is absolutely no way he was 9 inches taller than Michael J. Fox in the Back to the Future series. They looked basically the same height.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 30/Nov/11
5ft 11.75 (1.82 m) today.
Dmeyer said on 30/Nov/11
Did hé look 6 ft or 6 ft 0.25 because of the 0.25 more shoes because in the pics hé looks 5'11 flat range
[Editor Rob: I think 182 range might be his height today ]
Jerry said on 25/Nov/11
Full Height: 6 ft 1.25 in (186 cm)
Low Height: 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm)

Daily height: 5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
D said on 23/Nov/11
6ft peak. 5'11" now
Alex said on 15/Oct/11
6'1 peak. Today looks 5'11 and change
Shaun said on 19/Sep/11
Looks 182cm nowadays. Lost an inch I think, I say 185cm peak.
Shaun said on 19/Sep/11
Stood ten feet away from him in Santa Monica pier during the filming of My Favourite Martian in June 1997. Looked tall, 6'1" range then.
Jake T. said on 18/Sep/11
On Back to the Future he did look between 8 or 9 inches taller than Michael J. Fox and he was about an inch shorter than Raul Julia on The Addams Family. 6'0 for him is ok.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/11
181-182cm or 5"11.5ish today
peaked at 6"0.5(184cm)
James said on 7/Sep/11
182cm in all the pics
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 27/Aug/11
miko is right, he aged well.

183-184 peak (even when standing straight, he was clearly shorter than 187 Raoul Julia in the Addams Family movies)

181 now, still tallish
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/11
miko says on 15/Aug/11
He still looks in his early 50's.

As for his height, still around 6'0, maybe a little under.

He's way older than he looks and he doesn't look 6ft(183cm) nowadays. 180cm-181cm tops now...
miko said on 15/Aug/11
He still looks in his early 50's.

As for his height, still around 6'0, maybe a little under.
Steve said on 22/Jul/11
Met him in L.A. during the Taxi years. Appeared to be between 6'-6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/May/11
Cannot believe guys further down the page are estimating 6ft2...

Don't think he was quite 6ft1 at his peak...6ft0.25 or 6ft0.5 is more likely. Today he looks a solid 5ft11
James said on 21/May/11
maybe 182cm these days
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/11
He was 6'0-ish in his prime. Today 5ft11 max
Lenad is sexy said on 1/May/11
I'd say 5ft11-ish up straight.
Lenad is sexy said on 1/May/11
I'd say 5ft11-ish up straight.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/11
184cm peak
180cm now

Does not look over 5"11 in either photo
filmfan said on 18/Feb/11
Always remembered him as a tall guy. I believe him when he says 6'1''. Doesn't loom over Rob it must be said though.
James said on 14/Feb/11
183cm in the top pic with rob and 180cm with a lean in the bottom pic
Claude said on 1/Feb/11
In a cheers episode he was an inch shorter than Ted Danson, who's between 6-2 and 6-3.
Ed said on 30/Jan/11
Was probably 6ft.25 in prime... now 5'11" or maybe a hair over
Lenad is sexy said on 7/Jan/11
I doubt he was ever 6'1
James said on 3/Jan/11
6'0 straigthend up in the more recent pic with rob. 5'11 range in the top pic.
arnie said on 3/Jan/11
He might have had knee surgery and that's why he looks 2" shorter than 6'1
Brad said on 30/Dec/10
As listed 1 foot from me in Burbank at a show.
Matt said on 22/Nov/10
in first shot looks to be a solid 5ft 11 in 2nd looks strong 5ft 10
Viper said on 10/Jun/07
I just watched back to the future, he still gives me a 6-1 impression at least even though he was slouching so much with Michael J. Fox. Mostly because of his slender long body. I dont think hes quite 6-2 though.
Viper said on 14/May/07
He does look 6-1 to me.
phil said on 14/May/07
definatley at least 6'1'' maybe even 6'2'' but he is pretty slender. I met him in person on the set of a tv show he was doing in 2004. I have a picture of me and him if I can find it..
Alex P. said on 15/Mar/07
Yeah, in the commentary on the Back to the Future DVD, they comment on how Lloyd (whom Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale describe as 6'2"-6'4", but this is probably their overestimation) would voluntarily slouch himself down to fit into the same frame as Michael J. Fox, hence the great job of making him look shorter.
Alex said on 21/Jan/07
He's def 6'0 plus. 6'1 wouldn't suprise me. Today he must have lost at least an inch of height.
gregor said on 10/Mar/06
What about when "Shep" (Hulk) is wearing gym shoes?
Jason said on 5/Mar/06
Hulk wore massive ''space boots'' in Suburban Commando.
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
I've met Lloyd and he's about six feet.
gregor said on 2/Feb/06
The 6'1" is an interesting call. There's an episode of "Taxi" where Lloyd's character is taking his driver's exam. When he gets to the height question, he says, "About 5'10"?" His cohorts respond, "Good. That's good." Should that be taken seriously??????

With all the flap over Hulk Hogan's height, go to "Suburban Commando" and compare the Hulkster to Lloyd. If 6'1" is accurate, then Hulk is in the 6'5" to 6'6" range!

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