Conan O'Brien's Height
6ft 4in (193 cm)
American talk show host. In the Chicago Tribune (4/5/93) it mentioned "despite reports that he stands anywhere from 6-foot-5 to 6-foot-8, 'I'm not radioactive. I'm not growing out of control. I'm 6-4.'"
. He also mentioned "I'm about Six-Four...but I'm not"
and also "I'm about Six-Four, Six-Four and a Half"
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Average Guess (94 Votes)
6ft 3.83in (192.6cm)
Canson said on 20/Oct/17
@Sonny Black: I have to agree with you. He’s always been at best a strong 6’3” guy. Maybe 6’3.25 peak. His hair makes him appear taller along with his ungodly long limbs.
Junior said on 20/Oct/17
More like 193cm prime and 192.5cm today. There is really not more than 8cm between Andy Richter and Conan, although rob standby 6'0.5" and 6'1 peak for Richter but obviously Richter is 3 years younger than Conan and i look through them many times 8cm is the max between this two best friend and both had lost small fraction since they're over 50 now.
Conan O'brien 192.5cm
Andy Richter 184.5cm
Sonnyblack said on 20/Oct/17
Judging by a picture my 6’1 buddy took with him I’d say he’s about 6’3 - 6’3.5.
Checkmate said on 16/Oct/17
Solid 193cm even now in his late 50s, prime 193.5 or almost 194cm is reasoneble
Tall In The Saddle said on 15/Oct/17
If you can understand how the angle was skewed in O'Brien's favour you should also be able to make the necessary "adjustments" and see Hoff as taller. All due respect but the lines you drew weren't parallel with the background features of the set which would otherwise appear perfectly horizontal in a square frame. Your lines are actually parallel to and in support of the skewed frame - angling down and away from the understood horizontal - in favour of Conan. I think the shoulder height is a perfectly reasonable ref. point for the reasons I outlined previously - there's a big difference there and while I can't see a longer neck on Conan anyway it would have to be an extraordinarily long neck to pull up the slack. Even in the skewed frame the top of Hoff's ear is a touch higher - draw the lines appropriately parallel to the understood horizontal and the top of Hoff's ear is that much higher again. Another way of looking at it as I said before - you could leave your lines exactly where they are and simply rotate the shot clockwise until the understood background horizontal features actually become horizontal in the frame - that obv. means Hoff will move up and Conan will move down and the height diff. will be more readily apparent.
said on 14/Oct/17
I found a youtube link and i think Conan look close to 6'4 maybe just fraction under 193cm next to legitmate 6'7 Scottie Pippen, not over 8cm between them.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Oct/17
As I've said, I have no doubt the angle was skewed in Conan's favor, but that's precisely my point -- the angle does obscure their heights. I don't think shoulder height can tell you enough, especially with men who are undoubtedly close in height. Shoulders are a long way from the top of their head and it could be that Conan has a longer neck. I don't think you can overcome such obstacles to tell who is taller between two men likely only a half inch apart in height. It can be difficult to see a half inch difference sometimes even with an ideal angle.
Matthew Robinson said on 13/Oct/17
I really don't think 6'3.5" - 6'3.75" range is unreasonable for Conan. It's not like Hoff has an inch on him or something. It's more like a cm than an inch. He could be just 6'3.25" but I think 6'3.5" is more likely.
Tall In The Saddle said on 11/Oct/17
The mind/eye can become reasonably trained to interpret and adjust for less than ideal frames of reference. The Hoff/O'Brien shot isn't perfect but it can still be reasonably processed to interpret Hoff's real height advantage.
With an upward shot, Conan closer to camera and on the right hand side, it is obvious that Conan will gain "height" within this particular frame of reference. Hoff being on the left and in the background will always lose "height" in the frame of reference relative to Conan. Well further back, you can see the door frame to the left of both men, both men are much higher than the door frame within the frame of reference - which is in reality is obviously not the case.
The lines drawn on the image provided only serve to feed into the skewed frame of reference rather than adjust and correct it. The lines drawn are parallel to the frame but clearly slope down from background architectural lines (incl. top of door frame)which would otherwise present as horizontal in a perfectly square frame. To put it more simply, that photo should be rotated clockwise in some measure to bring in more in line with reality. There is also the foreshortening effect on Hoff in the background which falsely compresses his head/features as compared to Conan in the foreground.
As I've said before, check the difference in shoulder height. Despite the frame of reference, Hoff doesn't "lose" so much relative to Conan in terms of shoulder height because their backs are contacting, virtually occupying the same point in space with their shoulders a little bit more apart again. While Conan enjoys foreground advantage across several reference points within the frame, that advantage is at its least when comparing their shoulders.
Rising - 174 cm
said on 10/Oct/17
I think Conan is likely shorter than Hoff as Hoff was a full 6'4" and I have Conan at more 6'3.5" as I suspect the 6'4.5" claim may have been in shoes, but that back to back in no way proves -- or even suggests as far as I can see -- that Hoff is taller. It's probably the angle, but Hoff's head isn't taller even accounting for hair. I believe Selleck was 6'3.5" as he claimed a couple of times in the 80's. A height I think he likely maintained until his early 60's.
To say somehow is truly puzzling to me as I really don't know how one could see it as proof Hoff is taller and again, this despite the fact I do believe Hoff has perhaps half an inch taller: Click Here
I'd say I was more than fair with approximating where Hoff's head would end. For that matter, I could move it up to the absolute top of his hair and illustrate the same point. And for good measure, I put another one at Conan's lower eye to show that neither by eye level nor the top of their heads can one say Hoff came out taller. It's just a problematic angle, plus, I'm not sure Hoff's shoes looked like they'd even be good for a full inch.
Canson said on 10/Oct/17
@Tall in the Saddle: yes and then he is always 6’3.75 even when they don’t upgrade the others. Like 1/4” diff is really as noticeable as he is with those guys
Tall In The Saddle said on 10/Oct/17
Discussion on Conan seems to go around in the same familiar circles.
Guys who consistently claim and are uniformly corroborated to be 6'4" prove themselves to be clearly taller than O'Brien BUT are given an upgrade in height ( > 6'4")including by O'Brien himself to keep Conan in the safe zone at 6'4".
The other approach is to point blank suggest that Conan is actually equal in height to those same 6'4" guys when he is clearly not. So guys like the Hoff and Magnum are either acknowledged to be taller but pumped to be over 6'4" at the same time. Otherwise, some people inexplicably see Conan being on par the Hoff and Magnum - somehow, even the vision of Conan back to back with the Hoff is not accepted as definitive evidence that the Hoff is well taller. Maintenance of O'Brien at 6'4" has moved well into the abstract.
I've got him pegged at 6'3.25" and that is all she wrote for me.
Canson said on 7/Oct/17
6’4.25-6’4.5 is his peak in shoes probably dress shoes. 6’3.25 barefoot max. He always inflates guys like selleck and neeson who are taller to make himself taller
Matthew Robinson said on 6/Oct/17
More like 6'3.75" peak and 6'3.5" now...
Xerxes12 said on 6/Oct/17
6'4.5 peak 6'4 or 6'3.75 now
said on 28/Sep/17
@Johan: in this video conan looks taller than hasselhof Click Here
Deathstroke said on 20/Sep/17
I have been a fan of his for a long time and I'm never sure about his height because sometimes he looks over 6'4" sometimes under and sometimes just 6'3" ... He might have different dress shoes that boost his height more. 6'4" peak is my guess and has lost a quarter of an inch because men usually have lost a fraction (0.25-0.5 inches) of height after turning 50
Canson said on 11/Sep/17
@Rampage: not so sure about Hoff but I def do see the other two as potential 194. At worst both 193.5 maybe
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Sep/17
I think Neeson, Hasselhoff and Goldblum had the strongest chance of hitting 194cm in their 20's.
Canson said on 9/Sep/17
@Rampage: yep him too! But I can see him appropriately listed here. He likely is a 193.5 at night and could be 6'5" out of bed
said on 8/Sep/17
Conan and 6'3.5 listed on this site , Bob Saget
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Sep/17
Canson, don't forget Jeff Goldblum
Canson said on 2/Sep/17
@Johan: I tend to go with the latter. Liam Neeson John Lothgow Tom Selleck and Hasselhoff along with Dennis Haysbert have all edged Conan pretty handily. My guess is he is 6'3.25 max. He appears a good 1.5"-2" less than Barkley or Kobe as well but may be angles with camera or shoe advantages as both the latter two are 6'4" range guys as well (Kobe likely 195cm but Barkley 194-195).
Johan said on 1/Sep/17
Just saw another old clip of Conan back to back with Hasselhoff, he was shorter so unless the hoff was 6'4.5" at least peak Conan was never over 6'3.5".
said on 1/Sep/17
6'3+ guys in American show business are already the start of towering presence. Take a look Click Here
at Chris Hemsworth- you can see from a mile that he's obviously the tall one in this group, even though he's "only" 6'3.
So I'm not surprised that Conan can get away with tall jokes all the time. However, had he gone to the Netherlands or Montenegro, he'd have been nothing special. Like: "Man, why are you peacocking? My daughters are 6'2 and 6'3 tall. I'm 70 years old and can see your balding head from up there."
Canson said on 31/Aug/17
@Willes188: unfortunately anyone who sits here and claims that a person he never met has to be over 6'3.75 should be taken to the same institution. Oh and this coming from a very Sorry and deranged man who has admitted he is an alcoholic and a drug addict and that he is under the care of a therapist because he thinks he is too tall for society at 188cm then also admits he has a crush on Conan as a celeb
Willes188 said on 30/Aug/17
Anyone who honestly believes that Conan O'Brien is anything less than 6'3.75 should be taken to a mental asylum and be submitted to shock treatment because that person is very much out of reality and quite dangerous for society.
Anonymous said on 28/Aug/17
Conan just doesn't quite stack up against other 6'4" guys. But, being 6'3"+ some fraction, he is tall enough to be noticeably tall, towering even. So it's understandable that he can get away with a 6'4" impression next to a lot of shorter people. But he has looked shorter than every true 6'4" he has stood up with.
Canson said on 27/Aug/17
@Matthew Robinson: I don't think he has lost anything really noticeable. He's just not as tall as he claims to be. He is no way a legit 6'4 never has been. I mean Lithgow Barkley Kobe Hasselhoff Neeson Selleck Goldblum list goes on he isn't as tall as any of the 6'4" guys and more so the 6'4.5-6'5 guys he's towered. If we are talking height loss maybe he has lost 1/4" he still has great posture as well. Something nobody ever picked up on is that selleck is taller than him (Conan tried to inflate selleck), then Selleck asked him how tall he was. Makes me believe he isn't as tall as Selleck and selleck and he both know it
Matthew Robinson said on 27/Aug/17
Agreed that IF Conan has lost height, we're talking 1 cm absolutely tops. And probably not even that. I think he's pretty much about as tall as he always was, at least as of 2017. Any height loss so far is probably in the order of mms, but he may well lose some more noticeable height in the coming years. He is/was always around 192 cm give or take some mms.
Tom said on 26/Aug/17
Why, though, does Conan's seat tower above his guests? Yes he's tall, but regardless of the guest, he is, in all cases, looking way down at them, as if he needs to be in a superior position? As in, "It's the Conan show and I'm the most important person here". It's distracting. I'm a huge fan of Conan's but his 2-3 foot height differences with his guests, at least for me, takes away from the importance of his guests, which truly should be the focus of the show.
Bugsy said on 23/Aug/17
I saw a "height loss" related post here and just have to comment on that. Yes, people do lose height with age but it is usually on the order of some millimeters per decade and only really starts at 50. Significant height loss in younger people is caused by serious health problems, usually scoliosis or other spinal curvature problem which in turn can be caused by obesity.
Conan is 54, thin, and seemingly in good shape so whatever height he has lost would be 0 to 1 centimeters, not 3/4 of an inch or more. If you seriously think that kind of height loss is true, then it would be more believable that Jimmy Kimmel WAS in fact the 6'1" that he claimed and has lost height (Kimmel is almost 50 and he was very much overweight in the past).
To some extent, I can believe the latter since I myself have a back problem and was overweight. I had already "lost height" before 30 but I KNOW it was simply because my spine was not straight.
In general and especially in the case of athletes or actors who are required to be in good physical shape no noticeable height loss is going to happen until old age.
Matt said on 23/Aug/17
he is now 192 tops
Canson said on 18/Aug/17
Meant to say Rob may not rush to upgrade Conan for sure does tho!!!
Canson said on 17/Aug/17
@Rising: agreed but he doesn't rush to upgrade. Never heard Conan downgrade anyone tbh. But I do agree about Neeson. He could just be a solid 6'4" at his lowest and gotten the 6'4 and a wee bit in the morning maybe a couple hours out of bed 6'4.25. But that shows when he had Conan by close to an inch that Conan isn't as tall as he claims. Then again he may have been measured at almost 6'4" in the morning which makes sense or he counts his shoes or his hair was factored in there
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Aug/17
@Canson: Some maybe. But it's not like Rob is being inconsistent keeping Conan at 6'4" since he usually doesn't rush to downgrade or upgrade someone. In some cases, I think enough evidence has been presented of a celeb with others similar in height to warrant 1/2" or even a 1/4" downgrade, but in all general, it makes him more accurate than some others who may jump to conclusions quicker because some comparisons may be contradictory and a picture or even video doesn't always paint an accurate picture. Going back to Chevy Chase, I think he was 6'3.5" as he claimed, but he could have shrunk a bit by the time he was on Conan's show. Actually, Chevy and Tom Selleck looked about the same height on Chevy's show in '93, which I think is accurate, yet Chevy looked shorter than Conan what? 4 years later? While Selleck looks a bit taller than Conan to me in their 2004 interview. It doesn't all add up perfectly.
As for Neeson, I say just 6'4" peak give or take a small fraction. A legit 6'4" is towering as it is.
Canson said on 16/Aug/17
Willes you are a hypocrite why don't you go and get us proof then. And proof of his measurement otherwise you are going to sound ess credible. You go off everyone else's claims and bell curve around that. If anything I'd have to take Christian a bit more seriously at this stage being that you have admitted you downplay your own height before and are in therapy for it. You assume everyone else does the same now. Not to mention below you practically admitted that you idolize Conan
Junior said on 15/Aug/17
Conan might be 6'3.75" nowadays since he was over 50 of age losing a fraction look possible, maybe at prime 6'4
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 15/Aug/17
Even if Neeson was prime 194-194.5 like you said, it would still make Conan 192 max since he looked at least 2cm, if not, 2.5cm shorter than him, and not 6'4.25" prime like you said Conan was.
Canson said on 14/Aug/17
@Rising174: Yup!!! all the time!!! Especially if I wear Jordan's or Timbs. I lately have said 6'4" if I'm in flip flops or casual shoes but when in a higher shoe I'd say 6'4/6'5 but actually 6'4 1/2 more frequently than either really. I get some who insist because they are XYZ (haven't lately tho I will say) maybe 6 months back say he's 6'5" and I'm prob inch taller then than him. He was claiming his shoes very clearly (which he admitted) as I had him in casual shoes by half inch or so and he only had my 6'3 friend by half standing next to him. He was max 6'3.25-.5 and 6'4 1/2 in shoes which he rounded up. I will say he didn't inflate me but he did say well if you wore this shoe you'd be this or why don't you claim this and tried to explain why he should be allowed to claim shoes. I finally just walked away from him as I was tired of hearing it
Canson said on 14/Aug/17
@Rising174: what you mentioned about Dolph could be true that he didn't drop below 6'4" in the 80s Or 90s. However I still think that many celebs are overlisted here on the site
Canson said on 13/Aug/17
@Christian: I'd bet my life savings that he will tell you that Liam downplays his height. That is a typical of Willes to do that. He said Kobe Barkley Stern and Neeson all do according to him. I think his post below shows that he is biased and wants Conan to be the height he claims
Willes188 said on 13/Aug/17
I would like to clarify my previous statement.
1. Christian i don't think you and Canson (to name a few) are amateur in the bigger perspective, but it is a little questionable to always throw claims out of the window without being willing to back it up with evidence, that's my point.
2. I have nothing against Neeson, he is very gracious and good at what he does.
Willes188 said on 13/Aug/17
I have not seen any "evidence" to suggest that since you amateurs always fail to give any sources to your claims. And Neeson 6'4 flat, give me a break... It is common knowledge around Hollywood that he is playing the safe card to get acting jobs. Directors find it problematic to higher guys taller than 6'4 for most roles, 6'4 is ok but on the edge. Neeson was easily 194-194.5cm in his prime up until recently.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Aug/17
@Canson: I see what you mean. Nobody will question your height then and I bet you probably have people insisting you're 6'5" or 6'6"!
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 13/Aug/17
Then explain how Liam Neeson looked about an inch taller than Conan. That'll make Neeson 6'5"+, which is false because he never claimed 6'5" before, always 6'4".
Canson said on 10/Aug/17
@Rising174: I understand. For normal low tho I look more at what you are on a normal day. Example if I measure 193.9 around 5pm or so on a day where I don't go to the gym. For practically I would just say I'm 194cm since I'm that for most of the day. I think it's fair if it's maybe within 1/8" of the low as a claim so if you're 3mm above around like noonish and haven't come all the way down that is about fair enough. I think it sounds that way for me because I am a bit over 6'4" (near 6'4.5) but round down as I am still closer to 6'4 than 6'5". But my true height is probably 6'4 3/8 for a true fraction as I don't generally fall below 6'4.25 on any day and that number is usually even a bit low as it's more 6'4.33. Looking at Conan I would say he is a guy who is about 3cm shorter than I am where he may hit 190.5-191 range at night whereas I am 193.5-194 range
Willes188 said on 10/Aug/17
Tall, handsome all American man. Conan will go down as the greatest talk show host/entertainer of all time.
In his youth he measured over 6'5 in dress shoes easily at around 6'5.25 (196cm) This man is a textbook example of a rock solid 6'4 guy, been saying it for years. He has never been below 6'4 in his adult life, the question is rather how much above he was, 6'4.25? he certainly looked it.
Prime O'Brien: 6'4.25
2017 O'Brien: 6'4
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Aug/17
That perspective with O'Reilly is the same as with Selleck in '98, though we get better posture for a comparison, albeit briefly. O'Reilly looks and probably was the taller of the two. Conan looks taller than Sacha Baron Cohen to me, but Cohen could be a flat 6'3" as he claimed it, though I don't see Conan less than 6'3.5" there. Also LOL @ Ali G and Pat Buchanan. I like how Buchanan plays along as if they were speaking seriously. But not only do I doubt Conan admitted being under 6'4", but I doubt he would admit it. If a 6'4" guy comes along like Neeson, he'll just say the man is 6'5", just as he did with Neeson. Being 6'4" is part of Conan's identity at this point so regardless of whether he's 6'3.75", 6'3.5" or anything else, I don't think you'll hear an admission any time soon. Remember, he even tried claiming above 6'4" at one point!
@Canson: Because I don't sleep much, I'm probably regularly up long enough to see what my absolute low is, though it won't be unusual for me to lie down during these stretches I'm not sleeping so I don't know how much I recover when I do. People reach their lows at different times and under different circumstances so it's a bit difficult to compare. I should probably say a normal low. If you drop further then it's probably less relevant unless you're at a party late into the night for instance and the subject of height comes where someone is challenged on it. I do understand the logic of claiming a height you know you'll never drop below, but personally, I think the height somebody would most likely be measured at is the one I'll use. As for low, I do think Dolph at his peak was a guy who never dropped below 6'4". Either that, or most people he was seen with in the 80s and early 90s need a downgrade.
Canson said on 8/Aug/17
@Rising Force: I doubt absolute low for most. Absolute is under abnormal circumstances more or less. Thats being on your feet for extended times and measuring at night to see an absolute low sometimes even being up for close to 2 days for some I've seen here. That's like me measuring a little over 6'4 like 193.1-.2. I got to that point twice where it was 193.2 and 193.1 and I was very very barely over the 76" mark when I'm usually falling between 6'4 1/4-3/8 at night. But a normal low of like 8 hours after being awake maybe 7 hours is typical for many more people than you may think tho. That's just like me going to the doctor at 1 pm if I wake up at 5am on a regular day. I would say tho I agree with you that a middday height is likely only about 1/8" above the normal low. Depends on midday too. I think midday could be maybe 5 hours after being awake in many people's eyes. Like if you wake up at 7 am and measure at noon. That's typically gonna put the average person around that mark maybe 1/8" over the normal low maybe like .14-.15. Key is tho that it's never completely accurate as Rob could meet a celeb that hasn't been up as long as him and may overestimate or vice versa. Similar to how Ali Baba said when he met Tyler Mane that he was up longer than Mane (by Mane's admission to nursing a hangover) and was at a solid 6'6" and that even with footwear Mane to him looked possibly at most 6'7" said could even be 6'6.5. I'd give him 6'7"ish tho at least 200cm based on the pics
Matthew Robinson said on 7/Aug/17
He's 6'3.5" - 6'3.75" range to me... Rob, any chance you're thinking of knocking a quarter inch off? I mean, he's once even admitted to not being 6'4"...
Tall In The Saddle
said on 7/Aug/17
@Matthew Robinson - Got you! Conan at 6'3.5" holistically fits well into the total scheme of things without too much nip/tuck of other recorded heights on this site. The methodology makes sense.
Given all possible variables and limited visual perspectives, perhaps a +/- margin of error of 1/2 to 1/4 inch has to be accepted with all estimations. I guess attempts to calibrate more finely inside those margins is simply beyond us and plain guess work.
Again, I appreciate the vision/pics 184guy brings to the table.
Re the Bill O'Reilly clip provided. AGAIN, we have that same perspective that disadvantages O'Brien but, allowing for same, I too think that O'Reilly might have the better part of 1 inch on Conan.
In fairness to Conan, I've linked the Sacha Baron Cohen greeting which departs somewhat from the usual perspective - a rather square on and more practical view actually though postures are never perfectly straight at the same time - except perhaps when both men turn with their backs to camera. In this instance, I would give Conan the edge here - maybe 1/4 up to 1/2" but I have no idea as to comparative footwear. Anyway, Sacha is listed 6'3.25" which seems fair as far as 6'3" listed Will Ferrel goes - who Sacha appears to edge by about .25". So, from that vision alone and Cohen's assumed height, I might give Conan an estimate of between 6'3.5" to 6'3.75" but still fall back on an error margin of between .25" to .5".
Here's the link:-
Canson said on 6/Aug/17
@184guy: in my opinion Oreilly convincingly edges Conan in the video. But I believe Oreilly is a legit 6'4 guy. But convincingly Because he has the camera advantage.i think without as much advantage it wouldn't be as pronounced but Oreillyvwould still be a bit taller maybe 2cm. Now with Rhodes I can't tell. Conan may edge him.
Mathew Robinson said on 5/Aug/17
@ Tall In The Saddle - I agree with almost everything you've mentioned. If anything, I think most of the commenters here who look at these videos of Conan with other guests between 6'3" and 6'5" are coming to kind of a consensus that 6'3.5" is sort of a good over/under - where you'll get some people saying that's the most he could possibly measure and others saying it's the least they can see him measuring. That seems to be the number where they meet. If we could know for sure that his exact height was 6'3.5" I don't think you'd really have to touch most of the other listings of guys mentioned here at all either. Maybe bring Matthew Lillard down to 6'3" or 6'3.25" listing rather than 6'3.5" (he's claimed 6'3" before anyways) and Selleck could get a 6'3.75" peak height instead of 6'4" as he seems a smidgen shorter than guys like Hasselhoff or Neeson (he's claimed 6'4" and 6'3.5"). I guess you could contemplate a 6'3.25" for Chevy Chase too - perhaps - but I'm not sure.
Rising - 174 cm said on 5/Aug/17
@Canson: I've still not seen enough to say 191 cm for Conan, but I'll acknowledge it's possible. As for Selleck, I think 6'3.5" peak personally, but if you don't accept my theory about rounding up from 6'3.5" to 6'4" then splitting the difference and giving him 6'3.75" is fair as well. I still think Conan didn't finish his thought with the "I'm not" and even though he's likely below 6'4" barefoot except in the morning, I don't think Conan acknowledges this based on his 6'4.5" claim. I do agree with you on Conan trying to upgrade guys around 6'4" to 6'5", but Conan may honestly believe he's that tall. People have probably guessed him taller than he is a number of times due to his build and hair, plus, not too many people are in position to distinguish a 6'3" and change guy from a legit 6'4".
I haven't looked at Fox enough to judge yet. As for time of day, I go by approximately midday because that's when it seems most people are likely to get measured. I think this is the most likely time of day to line up with the height the rare honest person will give. It will typically only be 1/8" to 1/4" higher than a low anyway, but I'm not sure too many people are likely to get measured at their absolute low, just like most won't get measured at their high either. I understand those who average the low and high as well, but then you'll likely get a figure higher than the person is likely to measure. I know Rob says he uses lunchtime for the time of day of his listings, so I use that as well as long as I'm on this site, unless I note otherwise. For instance, I'll often say something like "Dolph Lundgren in his prime was 6'4" at his low". As for Rob's listings, he is reluctant to change a listing, which I'd say is usually a good thing and a reason why he does such a great job with this site, though there are a few listings I think sufficient evidence has been presented to warrant an adjustment. And of course, I mean no disrespect by that.
said on 5/Aug/17
Conan with 6'4 LISTED Bill O'Reilly:
said on 5/Aug/17
Conan with 6'4 LISTED Dustin Rhodes ( Goldust):
Tall In The Saddle said on 5/Aug/17
Apologies but I can't remember which poster stated same but a good point was made re the ritualistic perspective of Conan greeting his guests.
It's pretty much always the same, viewed at lower than head height and a reasonable angle left from square in front, the guest in the foreground filmed from the back moving in and Conan in the background approaching his guest to shake hands. To be fair and remain equal, one would expect Conan to lose in some measure from this perspective - I always feel we can mentally adjust for same somewhat but no, it's not the most ideal frame of reference.
Be that as it may, from this frame of reference I have sometimes noticed Conan "gains" as he moves in toward his guest - in the case of Billy Campbell, Conan "gains" a bit and actually shifts his position a bit at the very moment he shakes hands which ultimately lends itself to a very practical frame of reference - a square on shot.
I re-watched the Selleck greeting and unfortunately the shot doesn't square up. The perspective remains the same, at an angle, Selleck foreground, O"Brien background but the two do get in close and both stand reasonably straight, and imo, evening afford Conan some "gain" from that perspective, I still think Selleck appears clearly taller.
Re Conan's hair possibly creating an illusory effect of being taller. Yes, that is true. I suppose also with longer foreheads or overall larger heads, one might fixate on comparative eye levels while ignoring actual height as at the very top of the head.
Canson said on 4/Aug/17
@Matthew Robinson: "about 6'4" but not" I can agree with you that he measured that range 6'3.5-.75 or just 6'3.5 but that's likely a morning measurement for him as well so I'd lean more toward the 6'3.25. This going off how he looked with The other 6'4" guys mentioned. He "adjusted" Neeson to 6'5" and Selleck to 6'4/6'5. Which signals to me that Neeson may be a strong 6'4" (6'4-6'4.25 zone at his low) or he could just be 6'4" and Selleck 6'3.5 could be what rising 174 said 6'3.5 Or be a bit closer to 6'4 than that. This puts Conan 6'3-63.5
Canson said on 4/Aug/17
@Rising: I'd go with the following
Selleck: may be that low but I would say he's a full 6'3" still today
Conan: 6'3.25 imho at his lowest
Barkley: 6'4 5/8 like he was measured
Padalecki: agree with you full 6'4" same with Neeson
Homme looks taller than Conan to me too
Canson said on 3/Aug/17
@MatthewRobinson: I'd have to say at minimum he should be at least 1/2" shorter than current. I believe he's less 191flat tops but since there is so much debate 6'3.5 is a good start. My reasoning for this is Selleck is clearly taller when they first greet and Conan all but acknowledged him being taller and saw what Rising174 said that he did say Selleck himself was quoted as saying 6'3.5 as well and 6'4". Not to mention Conan tried to pile a full additional inch on Neeson when Rob has Neeson as 6'4" here then with Lithgow who is also taller than Conan very noticeably (more so than Selleck).
Canson said on 3/Aug/17
@Rising174: well said on the July 30th post! And I will add that very few will question a 6'3.5 rounding up to 6'4". Heck many will round you up on your behalf for an unknown reason (everyone believes taller is better). But when I have claimed 6'4" and said I was 6'4.5 I was told well why don't you round up? (In reality 6'4.5 was a roundup and I'm closer to 6'4" than 5 for most of the day). I agree tho with Selleck in that him saying 6'3.5 is essentially no different than 6'4" and won't affect him with getting roles. Now I can also look at a guy like David Morse he looked a legit 6'4" peak and would strike me as taller than Conan as well. But Sellexk being between 6'3.5-6'4 signals to me Conan is a little lower more 6'3.25 if we give selleck the midpoint of 6'3.75 he appeared taller than him. One thing most never mention with Conan is his hair. He has very thick hair that if counted will make him 6'4" easy. But being a legit 193.7-194 guy myself I would say Conan is at least an inch shorter he doesn't strike me comparatively against those guys esp when I've heard from people my size or an inch shorter that met some of these people like Hoff and said he's a solid 6'4" looks a hair shorter than me in person from one person.
Canson said on 3/Aug/17
@Rising Force: yea I can def see lithgow a full 6'4". I always take 6'4" by how that person looks. They may be over 6'4" by a hair meaning could be a guy who wakes closer to 6'5 and is 6'4".25 or 1/8 or even my height .25-.375 at night. But on the opppsite end you have a shoe measuring 6'4" that can be as low as 6'2" range then a 6'3.25 that claims 6'4 if he woke up and measured in the morning at 6'3.5-.75 and was rounded up. I've always gone with the same concept of Robs that it's at your lowest. I believe a full 6'4" for Conan is out of the question however and always has been. Looking at him with guys like Kobe or Barkley or Neeson or lithgow or Haysbert Mangianello Selleck the list goes on. If I had to guess from that list of guys his size or inch taller or shorter I would say the legit 6'4" guys in my eyes are Lithgow Haysbert (peak) hasselhoff maybe selleck Neeson is listed 6'4" by Rob he may have been 1/4" over max I don't see anymore in fact he could be even as low as 6'4" peak at his lowest. Then guys who are more weak 6'5" like Barkley (6'4 5/8) or Kobe (6'4.75) then Wlad (6'5 1/8-1/4) he guessed Wlad as 6'6-6'7. That's why I have always guessed Conan as lower because he inflates everyone else and on more than one occasion has he called someone a certain height and they replied back their actual number. I also saw a very very recent post where he measured one celeb 5'9 range on his show and "gave" him 5'11". My guess is him saying he's 6'4" but he's not is accurate that he is close to 6'4 albeit if he is measured an hour or two after waking and is 6'3.25 at his lowest. Most assume when someone has claimed a height or Rob lists them a certain way that it's their lowest when that is not always the case. You have people here who heard Conan say he's 6'4.5 and use that or take that as his actual height and inflates other people around him that are an inch taller or shorter. Funny how they take someone's highest claim but negate someone else's honest claim
But In many cases if Rob does not know he will make a guess or list how they claim or are listed to avoid downgrading whereas if he has good enough proof he willl make them what he thinks they really stand. Rob has been honest about that for example with Rick Fox he has said that if he isn't sure it is safe to leave him at that. Rob has said that Fox is in person more like 6'5.5 (with Kobe or Horace Grant etc) which I totally agree with but said he based it off how he appeared with Cudmore in part comparatively. But said Fox could be 6'5.5-6'6 range.
Rising - 174 cm said on 3/Aug/17
Good posts, 184guy. Conan is a bit enigmatic, i'll give you that. He does honestly look taller than Lillard. Could Lillard be a flat 6'3" or even 191 cm? He does make apparent 6 foot guys like Skeet Ulrich and Jamie Kennedy look quite short, but Skeet could be more 181-182 cm range.
Here are my estimates for those guys
Billy Campbell: Not looked at him enough
Selleck: 6'3.5" peak, 6'2.75" today
Homme: Not looked at him enough
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 3/Aug/17
184guy is right, Conan had a bit of camera angle advantage over Lillard
Tall In The Saddle
said on 3/Aug/17
Just as I see it:-
Re O'Brien vs Campbell,view the greeting in it's entirety. Overall and in specific instances, on approach and in close proximity (they in fact hug) there is nothing to choose between Conan and Billy Campbell. The screen shot provided clearly shows Campbell's head slightly bowed forward thus Conan's ever so slight "advantage" in that particular moment - hardly the perfect instance in time to compare the two. Additionally, in the screen shot provided, it appears Campbell is still stepping in while Conan is standing straight, head up and legs together. In reality, it's a dead heat between these two and there are several other moments from the video one could isolate to prove same.
If one believes Campbell to be 6'3.25" as listed (and as an aside, it is possible that Campbell might in fact be a bit taller than that), I can't see how they could rate O'Brien himself any taller than 6'3.25".
Selleck's style of shoe may be chunky but that doesn't instantly necessitate a greater heel than Conan's "typical" dress shoes which have not been comparably spot lighted. After Selleck shakes Conan's hand, O'Brien straightens and Selleck is still clearly the taller man. No question in my mind. Personally, I believe that Selleck was in fact 6'4" at peak.
Yes, Josh Homme clearly looked at least a few cms taller than Conan. Personally, I can't see how anyone could see it any other way.
Yes, Conan does appear obviously taller than Chevy Chase. If inclined to unjustly downgrade O'Brien I might say that Chevy Chase wasn't 6'3.5" - but I have also seen a clip of Chase standing alongside Carson side kick 6'3.5" Ed McMahon and Chevy is pretty much the same height. Based on the these clips and accepting McMahon's height, I would have to afford O'Brien a height > 6'3.5" but there are other comparisons which suggest to me that O'Brien isn't quite that tall. An anomaly but not to be dismissed out of hand. Go figure but suffice to say, height estimation is not an exact science given the many variables involved.
Moving on from that, I can say that Tom Selleck also appeared clearly taller than Chevy Chase.
Matthew Lillard does appear clearly shorter than Conan but Lillard also appeared shorter by the same margin next to Billy Campbell as per following link. For mine, that corroborates Campbell and O'Brien as being basically the same height and Lillard being that much less than his listed 6'3.5 - more like 6'3" or even less.
For mine, Conan was clearly not almost equal to Hasselhoff in height. Conan's oft quoted reactions and comments are very important in so far as they support exactly what the vision suggests at least to me and several others posters. Selleck and Lithgow appeared clearly taller and Conan himself obviously thought same with O'Brien suggesting that they were taller than Conan's self touted 6'4", even suggesting them to be as high as 6'5".
In the case of Hasselhoff, I have to repeat, during the back to back comparison, Conan spied the monitor, appeared nonplussed by the difference in Hasselhoff's favour, motioned his hand as if to run it across the top of his head to measure against Hasselhoff, gave up on that idea as if futile and then immediately got up on his tip toes and then ran from the comparison.
Of course this is all just one man's opinion. The vids/pics provided have been excellent and greatly appreciated. Passionate expressions are to be expected but the discussion has been more than civil. There wouldn't be a lot to talk about if everyone agreed - otherwise the site might only amount to a list of heights set in concrete.
Finally, I personally am not at all interested in unreasonably downplaying O'Brien's or any other celeb's height. I initially accepted O'Brien as 6'4" - he was clearly a tall man and certainly looked the part, standing well above many of his guests. However, I simply saw several, well profiled, rock solid 6'4" guys appear on his show and they clearly edged Conan - guys I actually expected O'Brien to be on par with. I wasn't looking for it, it simply presented itself and it was then I began to feel that Conan was not quite the 6'4" he advertised himself to be.
Mathew Robinson said on 3/Aug/17
@184 guy - Homme is quite obviously the taller of the 2. Conan is probably a shade taller than Matthew Lillard, but the difference was exaggerated by the angle.
Anonymous said on 2/Aug/17
A lot of good points brought up here. I remember in the past, there were a lot of chronic downgraders that were completely unreasonable. But the conversation here has been very polite and intelligently discussed. How refreshing!
said on 2/Aug/17
Conan and listed 6'3.5 AT PEAK Chevy Chase:
Conan looks taller considering Chase's hat
said on 2/Aug/17
Conan and 6'3.5 listed on this site Matthew Lillard: Click Here
Again,Conan looks a little bit taller
said on 2/Aug/17
I'm sorry but I'm the only one who don't see Josh Homme a couple of cms taller than Conan ? Click Here
To me he looked about the same. You guys are dreaming.
Mathew Robinson said on 2/Aug/17
Conan and some of his guests who were between 6-3 and 6-5.
Conan: 6-3.5 or 3.75 ("I'm about 6-4 but I'm not". Can look as high as 6-4 or low as 6-3.25)
Sebastian Bach: 6-3 to 6-3.5 (looked as tall as Conan actually, but might've had a little footwear advantage)
Billy Campbell: 6-3.25ish
Tom Selleck: 6-3.5 to 6-4 (peak, no more than 6-3 today)
Jarred P: 6-4ish
Neeson: 6-4 or 6-4.25 (peak, was clearly taller than Conan to which Conan acknowledged)
Josh Homme: 6-4.5 (seemed 2 cm taller than Conan, perhaps 2.5 cm even)
Charles Barkley: 6-4.75ish (he's been cited as being 6-4 5/8 and claimed 6-4 3/4 himself)
Rising - 174 cm
said on 2/Aug/17
@Adam: No problem. I apologize for my comment being a bit rude. Selleck seems to like boots similar to that purely for style and I do think it suited him. On the left is the boots he wore on Chevy Chase's show in '93 and on the right is the boots he wore on Letterman in '90: Click Here
But outside of cowboy boots, which add 1.6"-1.7", Selleck's boots will never add more than 1.5" and probably more typically in the 1.2"-1.4" range, so with "normal" shoes roughly an inch give or take, it won't make him THAT much taller than he is. Tom has never had great posture either. Glad we agree he's not above 6'3" flat today. I don't think he really lost anything until his early 60s, though. He appeared quite youthful to me well into his 50s and relatively into his 60s.
I really hadn't doubted Selleck was 6'4" myself until seeing him with 5'10" Patrick Swayze, albeit slouching and reading him claim 6'3.5". But then I used to think John Wayne and Clint Eastwood were legit 6'4" men. Now we know John Wayne wasn't and it seems the amount who still think Clint was 6'4" are much fewer than those who think he was 6'3" range. I could see Selleck in a similar range, though he's more of a sloucher like Clint than a guy like Wayne. I do think Selleck could also have been 6'3.75" peak since the second 6'3.5" claim I saw was him saying "about 6-foot 3 1/2", which suggests he may be around there, but not exactly on the mark. If that's the case, I'd guess over rather than under. But I see no reason for him to lie and just take him at his word. 6'3.5" is still my guess, but I'm open to him being taller.
@Anonymous: I'm pretty sure Danson is 6'2.5". He's been described both 6'2" and 6'3", but also 6'2.5", which looks right to me. A legit 6'3" would look taller next to Woody Harrelson, imo. So that would make Selleck about 6'3.5" if we're right about an inch difference. But good point about Conan saying "about", which he put quite a bit of emphasis on. Of course, we sound like psychologists analyzing inflections, choice of words etc., so put me in the crazy category with you guys. That's the benefit of acting like a psychologist - you can diagnose yourself!
@Canson: I'll give Lithgow the full 6'4". He still looked it in Season 4 of Dexter and he'd have been 63 when that was filmed.
@184guy: I agree that's better, but they look just about the same to me without factoring in footwear so that would suggest to me Jared is a fraction taller. Jenson Ackles definitely looks shorter than 6 feet in that video to me, much less the 6'1" he claims and has to inflate Jared to 6'5" to support.
I do think the Lithgow comparison is much more clear than the Selleck one, well the '98 Selleck one at least. Now in 2004, the angle is better, imo, Selleck doesn't look to have a footwear advantage and he does seem taller with a similar angle to the Lithgow appearance, but we don't see posture like this:
But, if you scroll down to the second still, you'll see why I saw Conan the slightest bit taller than 191 cm listed Billy Campbell: Click Here
If Campbell raises his head and stands like Conan, they're going to be very close, but I do think Conan could edge him. I'll say I'm now satisfied Conan is and was under 6'4", but since I don't think I've voted on his height yet, I'll enter him at 6'3.5" since I do see him slightly taller than Campbell, I think it explains the 6'4.5" as a shoe height and Conan was definitely taller than Dolph Lundgren in 2009. Dolph's posture was terrible, but it was still clear he was shorter and I can show Dolph was an absolute minimum 6'3" in 2009. In fact, as I've shown here and on other pages, when he straightened up as late as 2012, he was damn near as tall as Hasselhoff. I'm certain Dolph would have been taller than Conan in the 80s or 90s and I think Dolph even would have edged out Hasselhoff.
Of course, Conan at 6'3.5" is bad news for Brad Pitt because Pitt in his boots is still much shorter than Conan without shoes: Click Here
Here's a clear shot of Pitt's footwear, I'm not sure if they're elevators or not: Click Here
But Sly Stallone, who was 175 cm or a weak 5'9" was not even 5" shorter than Conan when Sly wore lifts: Click Here
Stallone could pass for about 5'11" in lifts, but 5'11" looks shorter next to a legit 6'4".
Canson said on 2/Aug/17
@Adam: very well said lol! We're all certifiably crazed!
Anonymous said on 2/Aug/17
@Canson: Very well said! I don't feel strongly that Ted Danson was a full 6'3" at peak, but I got that impression from Cheers because he always wore very flat shoes and still looked very tall. Always solidly taller than Kelsey Grammar who was over 6 foot and he looked taller than an over 6'2" actor that I saw with Rob. Probably, somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3" is the right fit for Danson. One thing I can say for a certainty about Conans height. He is over 5'11".
Canson said on 1/Aug/17
@Adam: I agree it would be a small diff like 6'4 1/8 vs 6'3 7/8 or 6'4 vs 6'3.75 maybe at most half inch. Hasselhoff gives the taller impression due to his build. He has longer proportions and is broad as well. Whereas selleck has always been a mild bit pudgy even in Magnum maybe not pudgy so much but not cut either
said on 1/Aug/17
here's a better video to compare Conan and Jared,and again,there's no argument to sustain Jared taller than Conan (except the fraction footwear discrepancy) :
Adam said on 1/Aug/17
Canson, as far as "crazy" goes, casual observers may very well regard all of us as crazy for arguing half inch differences between celebrities. This site, to begin with, is somewhat crazy for making an issue of other people's heights. But that is just the thing, we find innocent pleasure in benchmarking celebrity heights to the nearest centimeter. It might be crazy to back your favourite actor's height claims with contrived comparisons and pictures and what not but its just as "crazy" to devote considerable time and effort to "out" Conan as a sub 6ft4 specimen. But that's exactly what we do here and that's really allright.
Adam said on 1/Aug/17
Rising, thanks for the clips. Agreed, those appear to be, at the very least, "thickish" shoes ☺.
Mathew Robinson said on 1/Aug/17
I couldn't tell you for sure that Selleck edged Conan or they were basically the same due to the angles they were standing at etc. It wasn't the greatest clip to compare down to the mm (I will say it seemed Selleck MAY have been a shade taller, but I can't really say this with confidence). What I can tell you that Conan said in the interview "...but I'm not" to being an exact 6'4". That sounds like an admission that at the very least, makes taking a quarter inch off of this listing kind of a no brainer.
said on 31/Jul/17
Conan and 6'3.25 listed Billy Campbell:
Canson said on 31/Jul/17
@Anonymous: agree on most of what you said but I think Conan would edge Danson by a hair. Ted I totally concur with 6'2.5 like he's listed here on celebheights doubt he was ever a full 6'3 in the afternoon. But everything else you said spot on! Conan for sure no go at 6'4" at his lowest.
You see it but What other people here don't is that you could have 5 guys standing next to each other that all claim 6'4. One of which could be 6'2.5 claiming shoes one of which could be my size (6'4.25-.5 range), one could be Conan's size approximately strong or solid 6'3 and have measured say 6'3.5 or so early morning then you could get a solid 6'4 and a guy who drops to maybe 6'3 1/2 or 3/4 at their lowest. The thing that people are doing is taking Conan's claim because of his status as a celebrity (fanboys) or some will go because of pictures that they use against other celebs when they don't know when the other celeb was actually measured (time of the day) but at least this is logic that is being used.but I saw some comparing to people Rob has met and some Rob hasn't met. Even with Rob as good as his judgment is he isn't perfect and nobody is. Some shoes may appear to be a certain height in ones mind but may have a bit of padding (and I'm not even talking lifts). Rob nor anyone else would see this unless they took them off. I actually have a pair that has a bit of padding as when I wore them I used to wonder why I was guessed taller (6'5-6'6 always) thinking people were just lying etc until one day I put them on to go to work after hopping out of the shower after I had recently measured a light fixture in my house at 6'6.5 (78.5"). This was prob 2015 after I had already been on this site a while. I wondered how I was close to the fixture even in the morning. At first I figured I had improperly measured the fixtures distance from the ground because I know from having played ball in college and been measured around 6'4 1/2 most times that I wasn't off. I wake up at 195.8cm roughly on a normal nights sleep so after the shower etc and getting dressed which may be half hour or so I'm probably still above 195 by a small hair since I'm only down to about 194.9 after a full hour (sometimes 195still). So one evening I measured myself in the shoes basing it off 193.9cm (My normal low) and realized that I was still 6'5.75-6'6 in those shoes and that was in the evening after I got home. This is a shoe that would appear casual not even with a heel. I presumed it was about a 1.5" gain I got which is about right as I stood in a gas station once of course not the best way to do it but was around 6'6" in them still mid to late morning when I'd be measuring somewhere around 6'4.5. That said even if another celeb was guessed by Rob he could've been a CM off in either direction higher or lower because truth is nobody knows exactly and with the time that they woke up vs when Rob did could also vary.
Back to Conan: his hair could've been counted when he was measured which could be why he says he's 6'4". I just know that anytime I've seen him next to Kobe Bryant Charles Barkley or others even guys that are on the line at 6'4" like Hoff and Lithgow and Haysbert not to mention Selleck who may or may not have been a full 6'4" and Neeson who may have been a full 6'4 at worst or even over it by a hair he is always looking up or even inflating most of them to 6'5. He asked Selleck if he's 6'4/6'5 (selleck was clearly taller than him at the intro) and there's a possibility Selleck isn't even a full 6'4". The same with Lithgow I don't remember height coming in the conversation this time but Lithgow appeared about an inch shorter than John Cleese who accurately said he's 6'4.75 himself so if he isn't quite 6'4 at his lowest he's at least 6'3.75-6'4 range. Either way Legit 6'4" guys edge Conan out. The same way an acquaintance who is a friend of a friend we measured one night claims 6'3.75 and round up to 6'4 came in around 6'3.25 or 6'3.2 at night and with a cousin who was in the military he always claimed 6'4 and wears boots often and still shorter. He admitted he measured 6'3.5 or something higher and miliTary always measures in the morning when you get to work from people who have served. Yet when we measured him same deal 6'3.25ish maybe he squeezed out a line over that but not even close enough to where he can even claim he's 6'3.5.
Adam said on 31/Jul/17
Canson, Selleck standing with Peter Herman is a 72 year old man and overweight and I agree that Selleck is no more than 6ft3 flat today. But in his prime and even until his fifties I think he might have been a good example of a 6ft4 man. Probably an even better example of 6ft4, I once again agree, is David Hasselhoff. There can be no doubts about the latter's claim and he just gives a taller impression. But I think if you had them go back to back in the eighties the difference may have been very small.
Canson said on 31/Jul/17
@Anonymous: that's just how it works. People make others taller just to make someone else a certain height. For some reason inflating someone's height is less insulting than "downgrading" someone's height in real life and here. It's crazy
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jul/17
I'll just add that seeing the entire video of Padalecki's recent appearance on Conan, you get a better comparison during the introduction and they do look close there.
Also, I typed my last post late so it may be confusing who which part is addressed to. For instance, I know you don't dispute Selleck at 6'3.5", Canson. Our difference is on how useful the comparison to Selleck is. Imo, you get a way better height comparison, with a significantly better angle during the greeting between Padalecki and Conan recently, though during the latter part, Jared slouches a lot. I think there's a good chance Conan is 6'3.75" or even 6'3.5" and called the 6'4.5" as a height in shoes. But 191 cm is pushing it, imo, and I still don't rule out 6'4".
Just a few more examples to Adam about how people exaggerating the height of someone means nothing, a co-star once described Vin Diesel at 6'4"! Vin was regularly listed at 6'2" in the early 2000s as well. We're talking about a man who is about 5'11.5", possibly only 5'11". Even with his Frankenstein boots and chest out as far as it can go, he's lucky to look 6'1", yet someone perceived him as 6'4". You never see him described around his actual barefoot height in the media. Kane Hodder is another guy always put between 6'3"-6'5" while he might have been 6'2" range in his prime, but he's nowhere near it now and struggles to even look 6'2" these days in built up platform boots, but it doesn't stop him from still being described 6'4" or 6'5". These things don't really mean anything. The same way you hear celebrities who are apparently shorter than expected regularly described at comically low figures. An actress who was in Escape from L.A. with Kurt Russell insisted he was 5'3". That's one of probably dozens of examples I could give. Selleck claiming 6'4" a lot doesn't contradict his 6'3.5" claims in the least. We tend to forget that outside of celebheights, half inches don't matter. Most professional sports teams don't even list them in their media guides. 6'3.5" is basically the same as 6'4" to most. If the average person asks you your height, they often won't expect you to go into quarter or half inches.
But in general, I still need to see the Neeson comparison when it's available again online. At least I can find some common ground with Canson also admitting the possibility of 6'3.5" for Conan. It may be my minimum and his max, but it does put people's differences in perspective when you look at it that way. Even Adam and myself are arguing about a half inch for Selleck with each of us using figures Selleck himself has both claimed. The difference is basically predicated on whether one thinks Selleck just typically rounded up most of the time and was precise on occasion, or whether he told the truth most of the time and then tried downplaying his height a half inch on occasion.
Tall In The Saddle said on 31/Jul/17
I've always felt Selleck to be a dead set legit 6'4" and, IMHO, he cleared Conan by at least 1/2" (O'Brien's bouffant hair included). Conan's customary stand up greeting of his guests is a decent window for comparison. I just viewed both Selleck and Lithgow's walk ons - little to choose between their clear advantage over O'Brien but, if forced, I would give the nod to Lithgow (= Lithgow having a slight edge over Selleck).
Then I moved to comparing how both Selleck and O'Brien stood as compared to Letterman. Again, I would give Selleck the nod in terms of holding notably greater height advantage over Letterman than what O'Brien appeared to hold.
I did notice that while Conan would stand mainly straight Selleck did have a tendency to collapse his height somewhat and a major difference in Selleck's height could be seen during the moments Selleck bothered to straighten himself right up.
I note that Cleese appeared on O'Brien's show. His appearance is chopped up into small segments on YouTube none of which include Cleese's actual walk on - that would be an interesting comparison.
Re O'Brien and Hoff back to back. With natural allowance for angle/height of shot and positions of the subjects, I think Hoff can still be interpreted as clearly taller. That Conan's head could still appear higher in the frame of reference is none too surprising or compromising to the comparison - move any view point low enough and you can make the head of any shorter subject in the foreground appear higher than the taller subject/object in the background. Besides, the actual vision of Hoff and Conan going back to back gives a more rounded impression of the perspective involved - IMO, Hoff's height advantage is obvious - remember, Conan was clearly spying a monitor during the comparison, Conan saw that he fell short, stood up on his toes for more height and then quickly receded from the comparison.
Rising - 174 cm
said on 30/Jul/17
@Adam: Timestamp will take directly to where Selleck's footwear is visible: Click Here
Clearly a pretty thick boot, while Conan always wore typical dress shoes. And here's a screenshot: Click Here
I have a hard time believing you couldn't find this.
And Selleck did claim 6'3.5" twice. In TV Guide December 27, 1980-January 2, 1981, Volume 28, No. 52, Issue #1448 and then in 1987, he claimed 6'3.5" again in an interview with the Houston Chronicle. Rob said he saw the claim as well. I don't see what purpose downgrading his height by half an inch would serve, especially since he said 6'4" other times so it doesn't seem he's bothered by people thinking he's 6'4". Usually, the more specific figure is correct. Many will round up to the full inch anyway. Just think about how many fewer claims you hear to the half and quarter inch than full inch despite the fact there's no reason to assume there's significantly less people whose height ends with a half or quarter inch. People like round numbers. For all we know, the journalist who wrote about Selleck downplaying his height may have thought he looked taller than he is and assumed he downgraded himself. In fact, that's likely the case as admitting you shave an inch off would defeat the purpose and when you think about the statement further, it makes less sense since that would make Selleck 6'5" if he or 6'4.5" minimum if the writer was referring to the 6'3.5" claims and I don't think anyone on this site is going to try to make the case Selleck is that tall. I believe Selleck is honest about his height and just rounds up when he doesn't feel like getting specific. References to Selleck being 6'4" don't make it a documented fact or comparable to a measurement. If you look at late 80s articles, you'll find a million references to Dolph Lundgren at 6'6" and 6'5.5", including Dolph claiming each! Few questioned it back then and when you don't see him at that height, you'll almost always see him listed 6'5". Rarely, if ever, would you see him described at 6'4", which was probably closer to his real peak height. Do you really think many are going to question when a legit 6'3.5" man rounds up to 6'4"? Selleck would have still been taller than what? 98 or 99%? And how tall do you think even a fairly height aware person would have to be to tell the difference between 6'3.5" and 6'4"? Probably well over the average today, much less back in the 80s and 90s. And you'd have to be even taller for the average person not particularly height conscious to tell a relatively small difference on a man that tall. Chevy Chase is another man who claimed 6'3.5" and rounded up to 6'4" other times. I happen to believe him as well. It didn't surprise me that when Selleck appeared on his talk show in the early 90s, they seemed almost identical in height, though the comparison was too brief to say for sure.
@Canson: I'm not disputing Selleck appeared taller with the posture, angle and footwear shown in that appearance, but then the same is true of Conan appearing taller than Padalecki. Except we saw Conan on stage with Jared much longer while Conan started bending forward while reaching out to briefly shake Selleck's hand with the camera behind Selleck and closer to him than Conan. It's not like Selleck just looked a half inch or an inch taller than Conan if you compared the difference as it turned out. Selleck winds up looking like he's about 2" taller and I hope nobody here is going to claim that's accurate. The difference with Lithgow's appearance is Conan stands perfectly straight and seems to compare his height and while the camera is shot from Lithgow's side and may give him an advantage, it doesn't seem as dramatic as the Selleck appearance. Posture alone in the Lithgow appearance is a major difference. Are we really supposed to put a lot of stock in who looks taller bent forward? Angles matter as well. Talk shows don't exist for ideal height comparisons. Sometimes you get good ones, sometimes you don't really get one at all. Conan seems to bend forward quite a bit for some of his hand shakes, which may be why he looks shorter at times. That's why the Lithgow comparison is better. He straightens up and as I said, seems to compare his height to Lithgow. That's obviously much more ideal for our purpose. When you're talking about a brief encounter of a few seconds, there are any number of factors that can make the heights appearing deceptive. If you told two people to compare height, would you have them stand together for 2 seconds then walk away or would you have them stand there a bit longer while you looked and judged? There are camera angles directors employ for the sole purpose of minimizing a height difference or making an actor taller. It's doubtful talk show cameramen never unintentionally use an angle that could serve that purpose.
I don't see it as consistent at all to dismiss Conan being taller than Padalecki while then act as though the Selleck comparison is proof only a small step below a stadiometer measurement. I'm saying neither is definitive because of flaws in both, so I don't see a conflict with my position. As I said before, if necessary, I can show in a series of stills why there's never really a time in that Selleck appearance to compare him accurately to Conan if it's really going to be disputed that Conan bent forward.
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/17
I still feel that in the clip with Selleck, when he said I'm not, he got cut off. In that conversation he said "I'm not" a few times before getting the chance to say "But I'm not going to sit here and listen to you complain." I do think the fact that he floundered on saying he's 6'4" by saying "about" was admitting to being under. That's just my take on it though, and anyone is free to have their own opinion. Maybe just 6'3" is a lowball on my part, and he could be over 6'3" a bit. But again, if Conan is a solid 6'4", there are a substantial number of people that are either wearing mega chunky shoes or are fractionally taller than they say. And I don't think that is likely, as more people that I know round up rather than down.
Canson said on 29/Jul/17
@Adam: I think Conan with Lithgow is more convincing than Selleck. Lithgow I wouldn't necessarily argue being a full 6'4. Whereas Selleck stated once he's 6'3.5 and today can look it although he may have been a full 6'4" at his peak. I look at Conan in pics and compared them with myself (just about 194cm) in pics along with someone like my dad who is like 192.5-193 today (was similar to Hasselhoff peak at around 6'4-6'4 1/8ish). Conan even with his insanely long legs doesn't look as tall as me or even him. I'd put Conan around 191 (6'3.25) which makes sense if he measured in the morning he would be 6'3.5-6'4 zone and could have either been rounded up or his hair was counted. I had longer hair at one point and someone told me Once that I he was solid 6'5 when the only real advantage he had on me was his thick hair and when I always measure right below the 194 mark in the evening
Anonymous said on 29/Jul/17
I am going to amend some of what I said before and actually give Conan 6'3". Because next to Selleck, he looks nearly an inch shorter and the same height as Ted Danson looked next to Selleck. I think Danson was 6'3" at peak. I haven't personally seen it, but I recall someone mentioning Ted Danson on Conan, and the two of them being the same height or even Danson looking just a hair taller. They were trying to argue a height of 6'5" for Danson on that basis.
Canson said on 29/Jul/17
Adam, this whole thing about people especially multiple actors etc downplaying their heights is exaggerated. They don't. The truth is that most people overestimate how tall someone is which is the case with Selleck. As for the 6'3.5 that's something that Rising Force posted previously. He may really be 6'4" at his peak but maybe not. Today Rob has him 6'3.5 and that may or may not be actual as well. I do know if you compare Selleck to Tom hermann it's at least a 1.5" maybe 2" difference and Hermann himself is 6'5" (at least he claims it). This whole people downplaying their heights across this site tho is out of control. People just don't want to admit that guys like Conan or Jimmy Kimmel aren't really as tall as they claim to be so they compensate by inflating others
Adam said on 28/Jul/17
Canson, Selleck is also quoted as having downplayed his height. On that point, we have reports of Selleck's height at 6ft7 (nonsense but nonetheless listed by his basketball team many moons ago), 6ft6 by Frank Bruno standing right next to him (nonsense again), 6ft5 (a newspaper claim, again nonsense). There are however close to a million references 😊 of Selleck standing at 6ft4. Selleck himself has mentioned this height in so many interviews that I stopped counting. Never seen or heard him claim 6ft3,5. If so, I refer you back to the first sentence above. As far as the evidence goes, Selleck's screenshot with Conan on stage, in my opinion, is the most convincing testimony of somebody claiming 6ft4 clearly edging Conan. Have a look on Youtube of another appearance of Selleck on Conan's show on 5/20/04. The same holds true when Selleck was already close to 60 years old.
Canson said on 27/Jul/17
@Adam: I remember Rising posted where Selleck claimed 6'3.5 once as well which he quoted so it's likely a truth. Selleck was taller than Conan by a bit so even if there was an advantage assuming boots and dress shoes it still likely puts Conan no more than maybe 6'3.5 but I'd still say with other celebs such as lithgow Kobe Charles Barkley Liam Neeson that he looks strong 6'3 (6'3.25) meaning 6'4" out of bed which makes perfect sense if he were measured earlier in the day he likely would be 6'3.5 or over which could've been rounded up to 6'4" or he could've rounded up. Likely his claim isn't a real lie per se it's a round up on his part on an earlier measurement. He just doesn't add up with other 6'4" guys who can really measure that height. Then again maybe he does claim his shoes since he mentioned 6'4/6'4 1/2 once and we know he was never that tall since he was clearly shorter than all of those guys none of which were ever 6'4.5 themselves
Anonymous said on 27/Jul/17
Rob has 6'4" claiming Billy Campbell listed at 6'3.25" and that looks accurate. It looks like he would be even with Conan.
Anonymous said on 27/Jul/17
There are times Conan has given me a taller impression (probably hair), but next to a lot of other celebrities, I think 6'3.25" is an accurate estimation. Conan next to a 5'5.5" listed Dave Franco looked tall, but not freakishly so. Compared to Jeremy Clarkson who is somewhere between 6'4.5" and 6'5" today and Richard Hammond listed the same as Dave Franco, and Clarkson is head and shoulders above. Conan doesn't look that tall.
Adam said on 27/Jul/17
Rising, would you care to present us with proof of Selleck's "thick shoes" in the clip with Conan? I din't see it, try as I might.
Canson said on 26/Jul/17
Rising he was clearly shorter than Selleck
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/17
@Anonymous: I agree, it also seemed to me he was cut off during the "I'm 6-4, but I'm not." Conan had said seconds before to Selleck, "I'm about your height" so it was never stated by Conan that he was shorter. If he had wanted to say that, it would have made more sense for him to say "I'm a bit shorter than you" or "I'm almost as tall as you." The only thing I could see possibly interpreted as Conan believing Selleck to be taller is guessing him in a range of 6'4"-6'5" while Conan has never claimed to be 6'4" himself. Of course, this could be because Selleck had thick boots while Conan had dress shoes, so even if they were the same height barefoot, Selleck would appear a bit taller in their footwear. I'm convinced Conan's thought was that while Conan is similarly tall to Selleck, he's lanky, awkward, not good looking, smooth etc. That makes the most sense given the context preceding it with Conan comparing the two in high school, their success with women etc. Admittedly, neither of us can say beyond our own personal interpretation as we haven't had the opportunity to ask Conan, nor can we read minds so it remains conjecture.
Wow, the Padalecki video is a surprise. Conan does look taller, but does have a 1 cm or so footwear advantage. Just when I was starting to think he's under 6'4", I have to still consider 6'4" possible. But it's also true that Padalecki doesn't really straighten up so that's really similar to a reverse of the Selleck comparison in that now it's the man Conan is compared to who has less footwear and never straightens up. I definitely disagree that the Selleck video is better, though as Conan himself never straightens up when he's near Selleck and Selleck is closer to the camera the way it's positioned. If necessary, I can demonstrate this with an almost step by step post in stills of when they shake hands, but I'd rather avoid that as it'd be slightly more time consuming than I like on an entertainment site. And with the Hasselhoff video, I still don't see Hasselhoff taller in the video. Now it may very well be that the angle favors Conan, but it's impossible to say what the difference would be then with a neutral angle.
But I still do say that viewing the videos, Lithgow generally seemed taller and Conan guessing Neeson 6'5" does suggest he felt Liam is taller, but I haven't been able to view the full video where I can compare them yet. If it gets to the point where there's enough 6'4" guys taller than Conan then I could see him definitely below 6'4", much like I'm convinced Mario Lopez is under 5'9" from seeing him shorter than so many roughly 5'9" guys.
I do wholeheartedly agree with Tall in The Saddle about needing to view a number of pics and videos, but I think we have to apply this equally. The Selleck comparison is at least as flawed as the Hemsworth comparison due to posture and angle and in the Hasselhoff instance, like I said previously, if you can't tell Hasselhoff is taller from the top of their heads then I just can't see any way to use that as evidence he's taller. And I'm not necessarily saying he isn't, but if it's not evident from the top of their heads then an angle simply isn't that good and should be taken with a grain of salt since the top of your head is where height is measured. I suspect they're very close, but there is a good chance Conan never was a full 6'4" except in the morning while it's pretty much agreed Hoff was and may still be a legit 6'4".
Canson said on 25/Jul/17
Thanks Tall in the Saddle! I enjoy reading your posts as well. One thing with this site is pictures are used quite often and that being said they are not always used the right way meaning objectively. Can't count how many times a poster uses a pic with someone who is clearly favored etc to make that person taller generally
Tall In The Saddle
said on 25/Jul/17
@Canson -Thanks, I enjoy reading your appraisals. Hemsworh is tough for me also as he often wears minimal heel and he tends not to stand perfectly straight. If disingenuous, I could've offered a full length pic in which Hemsworth appears to have close to an inch on Goldblum but in the total scheme of things I don't think that could be right. I like to estimate given a number of pics/videos and over a number of reference points, I see little to choose between Liam and the older Goldblum. To be fair, most of the pics/vids I've seen of O'Brien and Goldblum go back about 10 years or so - in those pics/vids, Jeff, prob his early 50s at that time, definitely appeared clearly taller than O'Brien. I recently watched a video from 2016 and in this particular clip Conan "appears" to possibly have an edge on Goldblum or at least equal to Goldblum's height but again, the usual suspects such as angles, footwear, postures all come into play. I still feel Goldblum has held his height well but possibly, now in his early to mid 60s he's lost a touch of height - I'm not sure. He was certainly clearly taller than O'Brien going back a few years. I would be interested in people's opinions. This is the link to the clip:-
Canson said on 24/Jul/17
@Tall in the Saddle: interesting comparisons! Very good ones too! I'm stumped on the Hemsworth comparison just because the pics are a bit inconclusive. Meaning he did appear taller at times than Conan in comparison with others or even with him. For peak estimates I think the 6'4.25 was Goldblum's peak and he'd be a morning 6'4.5 guy (2 or 3 hours out of bed). He could dip to 6'4 1/8 but I honestly can see him as a 6'5 out of bed too. To me Jeff looks an inch taller than Conan but for Hemsworth I've never been able to accurately gauge his height or his brothers honestly
Canson said on 24/Jul/17
@Anonymous: he clearly said I'm 6'4 but I'm not. He said it in response to Selleck being 6'4" and taller than him. I do agree Conan is not close to 6'2" and is def closer to 6'4" but 6'3.25 suits him well especially given he admitted he's taller than Selleck and Selleck has said to being 6'3.5 before and 6'4. I'd put him at 6'3.75 personally and Conan 1/2" shorter
Tall In The Saddle said on 24/Jul/17
@Canson - I note you view Goldblum as a strong 6'4" (I agree) - I'm guessing you mean at peak and I'm not sure at what height you might rate Goldblum in more recent times - imo, even into his early 60s, Jeff appears to have held on to the better part of his peak height (which might've actually been 6'4 & 1/2" at best). Goldblum's my strongest reference point for affording Liam Hemsworth being very close to if not 6'4" himself. There appears very little to choose between Hemsworth and Goldblum in terms of height based upon the many pics and several videos I've seen of the two together. So close in height it seems that depending on posture, angle etc, either one can hold the slightest edge over the other from pic to another. I've also compared how Hemsworth measures up to Goldblum as compared to how O'Brien did and Hemsworth appears a lot closer (if not equal) to Goldblum's height than O'Brien ever did.
Just curious on your thoughts as to this comparison. Thanks.
Anonymous said on 23/Jul/17
When Conan said "I'm 6'4" but I'm not..." it seemed like he got cut off from another thought. I'm not certain he meant to say that he wasn't actually 6'4", but that he wasn't something else. Like he was going to say "I'm 6'4" but I'm not as tall as you." Or "I'm 6'4" but I'm not hungry right now." (I'm pretty sure that last one isn't what would have been thinking though). But his inflection made me think it was some unfinished thought and not that he was confessing to be under 6'4". I do believe Conan is close to 6'4" than he is to 6'2" though.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 23/Jul/17
even said on 22/Jul/17
the Irish man is a strong 6'4" out of bed that's for sure .
Canson said on 22/Jul/17
@Tall In the Saddle: I agree with everything you said. Jared to me is legit 6'4" at least from looking at him. Also another poster about my height Bobby3342 (another strong 6'4" guy) met him and said he's a good 6'4" not a weak one. Said he couldn't see any difference with him. I don't question Jared as much but Conan always comes up short next to others and if Kobe and Barkley both appear that much taller (I know people who have met both). Barkley according to a close friend himself has seen him twice and he's 6'3" himself said it's maybe 1.5" difference and he's about the same size as I am (I'm a solid afternoon 194cm and fall to 6'4.25 some days at night). Another person said he's 6'4/6'5 as have his former teammates. This same person met Kobe and gave him "about 6'5" which corroborates a 6'4.75 being maybe his lowest. Kobe appears taller than Barkley in a pic last year. I used to think Kobe was my size because of how he appeared with Jordan (roughly my size 6'4.5 for him prob) and footwear can offset 1/2" diff but seeing more pics he is close enough to 195 even if he falls a bit under at night possibly. The thing that stands out with Conan is his insistence that the true 6'4"s are taller than that like him asking Selleck what are you 6'4/6'5? When selleck has also even claimed 6'3.5 before as well (maybe a downplay but maybe not). Conan conceded that selleck is taller than him as is lithgow but in the video with Conan and Jared the same can be said that it favors conan along with shoe advantage he had. I can agree with 184guy he's also said he's prob not a full 6'4" himself but that he's over a flat 6'3 (he estimated him 191.5-193). I'd prob go with he's 6'4" out of bed and 6'3.25 at his lowest (191cm). The thing here is that every 6'4" is not equal. Some claim shows some measure early morning at 6'3.5-.75 and round up then some like Hasselhoff and lithgow really look 6'4" at their lowest same with a guy like Goldblum who looks a bit stronger a 6'4" imho 193-193.7 prob
Canson said on 22/Jul/17
@Tall In the Saddle: I agree with everything you said. Jared to me is legit 6'4" at least from looking at him. Also another poster about my height Bobby3342 (another strong 6'4" guy) met him and said he's a good 6'4" not a weak one. Said he couldn't see any difference with him. I don't question Jared as much but Conan always comes up short next to others and if Kobe and Barkley both appear that much taller (I know people who have met both). Barkley according to a close friend himself has seen him twice and he's 6'3" himself said it's maybe 1.5" difference and he's about the same size as I am (I'm a solid afternoon 194cm and fall to 6'4.25 some days at night). Another person said he's 6'4/6'5 as have his former teammates. This same person met Kobe and gave him "about 6'5" which corroborates a 6'4.75 being maybe his lowest. Kobe appears taller than Barkley in a pic last year. I used to think Kobe was my size because of how he appeared with Jordan (roughly my size 6'4.5 for him prob) and footwear can offset 1/2" diff but seeing more pics he is close enough to 195 even if he falls a bit under at night possibly. The thing that stands out with Conan is his insistence that the true 6'4"s are taller than that like him asking Selleck what are you 6'4/6'5? When selleck has also even claimed 6'3.5 before as well (maybe a downplay but maybe not). Conan conceded that selleck is taller than him as is lithgow
Tall In The Saddle said on 22/Jul/17
@SJH - unfortunately I haven't seen a decent clip with Hemsworth and O'Brien standing together - If anyone could point me to same that would be great.
@184guy fair call on the footwear and Conan does appear taller but agree with Canson that Jared for the most part doesn't stand straight until the very end of the clip - if you freeze at that point it seems Jared might have the slightest edge though Conan himself isn't standing perfectly straight at that point. I will say if Jared is 6'4" (I haven't really see enough of that guy to estimate) that clip does lend itself to the argument that Conan is at least taller than 6'3" flat.
The angle of the clip with Lithgow and O'Brien might advantage Lithgow a bit but I think it still reflects Lithgow as clearly taller. Lithgow's claim of 6'4" is corroborated by pics of Lithgow alongside 6' 4 & 3/4" John Cleese with Cleese appearing to have near enough to a 1" advantage but certainly no more than that.
It's tough to find the perfect pic to proffer as evidence for any celeb - different pics of the same two celebs can often see them swapping honours as to who actually appears taller at any given time - angles, footwear, postures are never perfectly equal from one photo to the next.
Canson said on 20/Jul/17
@Anonymous: I don't necessarily know if insecure but maybe he is who knows. The one giveaway tho is that he always asks legit 6'4" guys and a Strong 6'5" like Wlad Klitechko and he inflates them before they come back at 6'4". I think tho in this case it could be a matter of different times of the day or that Conan measures under 6'4" like he alluded to saying he's 6'4 but he's not and that is a morning height for him. My opinion tho is he's a well proportioned or maybe not (his legs are longer than average) I'm a true 6'4" and change and only wear a 35ish inseam and his legs are prob a 38. A guy with longer legs at that size will appear to be a bit taller than he really is on screen. I can agree somewhat with 184guy but have to say that it's likely a morning height based on how he comes up with guys like Hoff Lithgow and Selleck and Haysbert and Neeson. Kobe Barkley look an easy 1.5-2" taller (I surmise 1.5 for Kobe maybe but a little less for Barkley probably). I'd give Kobe a 195cm guy who can prob dip a mm or two or 3 under at night or could still be bang on 194.95 at night to bring him 6'4.75 like his wife measured him whereas Barkley measured 6'4 5/8. Oddly one pic of Barkley and Conan they looked the exact same just about but the video shows Barkley a bigger advantage like 1.5"
Canson said on 20/Jul/17
@184guy: it's hard to tell from the video with Jared's knees bent I would say they look around the same if he stands straight or maybe a hair taller. I do agree Conan has the footwear advantage tho. But with a better video or picture such as lithgow when he was on the show or selleck or Hasselhoff Conan is clearly shorter than all of them and they all look 6'4" I'd say Jared also looks 6'4 but the angle wasn't the same
said on 20/Jul/17
Conan O'Brian and JARED Padalecki
Conan looks taller, but Had a footwear advantage
And you guys claiming he is only 6'3 ....
Canson said on 19/Jul/17
@SJH: I can say maybe at a peak Conan 6'4 out of bed 6'3.25 at night but his hair is also very long so makes him taller. Barkley honestly tho measured 6'4 5/8 at the olympics so doubt 3/4 is his lowest maybe for Kobe but even he could prob dip another mm or so below
S.J.H said on 19/Jul/17
@Tall In The Saddle
I remember someone post those camera advantage picture and video clip claim that Conan is much taller than Liam. I disagree with it and from my view of them i agree with you he is as tall as Conan but could be fraction lower. I don't think Liam beat out Conan and certainly they're not 0.75' apart that much just a big fraction max.
Tall In The Saddle said on 19/Jul/17
@Canson - we're on the same page. As I stated in my last post, IMO Conan is 6'3" or a touch over but clearly WISHES to be viewed as 6'4". I still hold that Liam Hemsworth who does generally slink his posture is at least O'Brien's height if not taller (I believe taller) but understand others disagree with that particular comparison.
S.J.H said on 18/Jul/17
I can relate that Conan may have measure in the morning at 6'3.75" round up 6'4 and usually holding it solid 6'3.25" that added Charles Barkley and Kobe Bryant both would measure 6'5.25" in the morning and hold a strong 6'4.75" range
Canson said on 17/Jul/17
@Tall in the Saddle: I believe closer to 6'3" than 4
Tall In The Saddle said on 17/Jul/17
6'3" or so is nothing to sneeze at but Conan would feel insecure when his self claimed "height" of 6'4" is often contradicted by legit 6'4" guests who are clearly taller than himself. Conan has an obvious height fixation. His guests clearly do not have the same fixation but they do hold clear conviction as to what their actual height is when it is addressed. The guests don't even mention their height until Conan asks and despite Conan's attempts to maintain his own status quo (6'4") and encourage his taller guests to inflate their heights above 6'4" (which is a direct acknowledgement by O'Brien himself that his guests are clearly taller), the guests remain true to what they know their actual heights to be - a rock solid and true 6'4".
Conan is 6'3" or a touch over but he appears to want to be that bit taller - and 6'4" seems to be the magic mark he aspires to.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 15/Jul/17
I doubt a 6'3"+ man like Conan would ever feel insecure about his height though.
Anonymous said on 14/Jul/17
@Canson I think there is still a lot of height competition and the attitude of taller being better or more impressive in the entertainment industry. I still don't understand why height is that important. If someone is significantly taller than me (I do know a 6'10" person and I come to just below his eyebrows. It's pretty neat.) or significantly shorter, it doesn't mean anything about the person. It's like what eye color a person has. It doesn't change who a person is. Some people might have different preferences according to eye color, but in the end, it doesn't really mean anything. It doesn't make Conan any less of anything to measure under 6'4". But he seems to feel insecure about it.
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
@Joe: thanks! It's very true because Conan is edged by every 6'4" on his show. He always inflates the other person too that is truly 6'4". He said Selleck was 6'4/6'5 to him and when Selleck said "I'm 6'4" he asked Conan how tall he was before Conan said "I'm almost as tall as you"acknowledging he's shorter. Select also said he's 6'3.5 before too and that was earlier on in his career. (Rising Force provided the quote once). Maybe he's 6'3.75 or a full 6'4 but that still puts Conan tops 6'3.5 like others guess and let's face it 6'3.25 and 6'3.5 there is no difference between the two especially if he measures 6'3.25 at his lowest he would easily appear 6'3.5 to some since he'd be 6'4 out of bed. I don't necessarily call Conan a liar on his but when a legit 6'4" at his lowest like Lithgow or Hoff stands next to him it's prettt clear he's not as tall
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
@Anonymous: to be fair tho if Conan measures 6'3.5 and sees 6'3.25 maybe a few hours later he is within reason since he measured it
Canson said on 11/Jul/17
@Anonymous: yea I don't believe Rob ever met Conan. But he did meet Hoff. Conan more than likely rounded an early measurement but also has long hair. He said 6'4/6'4.5 once and also said he's 6'4 but he's not so could be an early measurement where he measured that sub 6'4 and rounded up which is also fair because really nobody is that specific outside of celbheights. That could also mean he's 6'3.25 just the same as .5 though at that stage. I agree Maybe he's over a flat 6'3 but He can be 6'3.25 at a low if he measured 6'3.5 earlier in the day Since we don't know when the others like Hoff were measured. That's my opinion at least but based on how he looked with Neeson or any of those guys or Kobe or Barkley appeared more 1.5" with the weak 6'5" guys like Barkley amen kobe and an inch with Neeson. 1/2-3/4 with Selleck. Hoff could look about the same or more but it wasn't the greatest angle. The other person to remember he measures with is Lithgow he is also taller when they were in front of each other. As stated earlier it could be a matter of those guys measuring a hair over which I doubt all of them did or a couple could be sub 6'4" as well. Rob met Hoff and he pegged him as 6'4" solid. But someone making a comment like the one made below yours where others are ignorant is very foolish because there is that unknown of when people were measured and at that point the poster is essentially inflating others just to make Conan 6'4 or clearly ignoring evidence or diminishing it
Anonymous said on 10/Jul/17
Tom Selleck saying both 6'3.5" and 6'4" probably means that he got measured both of those on different occasions. 6'3.5" might have been a low for him or a bad measurement, but the fact that he said that would lead a person to believe that he wouldn't be over 6'4". And I thought he looked a decent or perhaps a hair under 6'4" in his Magnum days. But that would put Conan at under 6'4". My personal guess for Conan would be 6'3.5" because he can look it often enough, and claiming 6'4" would be rounding rather than an outright upgrade. The fact the he has said 6'4.5" could be that he measured that in shoes which would put him at 6'3.5" or a hair over without the shoes. That's my view, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, if Rob met Conan and saw him as a full 6'4", I would accept it because he is a very good judge of height.
joe### said on 10/Jul/17
you are totally right
Canson said on 10/Jul/17
@Willes188: no offense but the statement you made about downplaying is ignorant. You don't know any of them and don't know when each is measured (time of the day). unless you can provide proof of those guys downplaying their heights then that statement does not work. You don't know when these people measured first of all. You could have a legit 6'4" in Hoff that measures exactly 6'4 at his lowest and Conan at 6'3.5 or 6'3.25. Selleck admitted to being the 6'4" and 6'3.5.
Willes188 said on 9/Jul/17
You are all very ignorant. I have provided more evidence towards 6'4+ for O'Brien over the last 3-4 years than you people have provided towards anything in your whole lifetimes. It's very easy for you to sit and speculate about Conan, and try to prove that he's under 6'4, if he looks 6'4 in comparison to 999 out of 1000 people you would argue that he's under 6'4 because he looked under it in 1 case. The cases where he looks under 6'4 either has to do with the other celeb being under listed and downplaying or that they have footwear advantage
184guy said on 9/Jul/17
To all saying that Conan is only 6'3-6'3.25 I suggest tô Check on the YT Conan With Zachary Levi . Zach is a legit 6'3 guy ( Rob met him in person and if antthing , he looked taller than Chris Hemsworth in a movie premiare ). Conan Had him by 2 inches but probably had at least 0.6 footwear advantage . That shows how he can look a legit 6'4 at times despite looking in fact shorter than Hasslehoff. He also looked taller than Liam Hemsworth who is a strong 6'3 guy . So In my opinion antthing in the 191.5 - 193 is possible .
Canson said on 9/Jul/17
@Micky: the thing is most people here don't wanna believe that. Instead the inflate guys like Selleck or Neeson to make Conan closer to 6'4. Trust me I believe you that he's max 6'3.25. People also don't understand that height varies. They think everyone measures the way we do here where we claim our lows. Most outside don't. They go to the doctor even in the morning and get a number and will round it up so won't add up with a legit 6'4" if he's 6'3.25 at his low
Micky said on 8/Jul/17
@Willies when I saw him in person in 2015, I got a 6-3.5 impression from him (without comparing footwear). This can be plus or minus a fraction but I would be shocked if he was over 6-4 or under 6-3.25. To me those are the upper and lower limits of what I can imagine. I am in the 6-3 range myself so I can judge it pretty accurately compared to most.
Canson said on 8/Jul/17
@Bugsy: Military heights are Morning. My cousin claims 6'4" and is 6'3 really (measures 6'3.25 ar night maybe less). I wholeheartedly agree Conan is nowhere near 6'4" especially with a legit 6'4" like Hasselhoff or "a possible full 6'4" in Selleck or stronger 6'4 (6'4.25" like Haysbert or Neeson
Bugsy said on 7/Jul/17
There's one thing I forgot in my earlier comment (4/Jul). The 6'3.25 friend I mentioned did NOT only CLAIM that height himself, he was measured at that height in the military. I also read that the listed heights here are afternoon/lowest heights? In that case Conan could even be a flat 6'3", I personally lose .75 inches in just 2 hours after waking up.
And Willes188: under 6'4" is not a joke. It has already been well established that Conan is definitely not taller than that. The debate that still remains is whether he's just a hair or a full inch shorter.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/17
@Canson Thank you for your interest in my situation. I wonder if any celebrities have something similar that could make judging their height difficult.
Anonymous said on 6/Jul/17
The thing is, I drink copious amounts of water every day. I don't think I have an issue with being dehydrated. I may have issues with the spinal cord or vertebrae, as I've been to the hospital with back spasms. I have had numerous spasms over the years. But, I don't know for sure if it's related to my height loss. I have a 36.5" inseam, and that never changes. So my height loss is all in my back.
Willes188 said on 6/Jul/17
Everything under 6'4 is a joke for O'Brien
Canson said on 5/Jul/17
@Anonymous: that doesn't sound good. You may have a bad back problem that is affecting the spinal cord or vertebrae if you lose that much. I have back issues as well but even with them I typically still am within spec as far as what everyone else loses (usually right around 3/4" unless I go to the gym then it's 2.1 cm right after and usually jumps back to where it's only a solid 2cm if I sit for a while)Even at an absolute low I've lost like 2.6cm maybe 2.7) 193.1 or 193.2. That's odd to drop almost 2" from a normal low. Usually someone can drop it on their feet for a very substantial period of time another full cm possibly but that's extreme it if it's a full 3/8 of an inch meaning you would probably had to have been dehydrated in addition to being on your feet almost nonstop with no reprieve
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/17
I hadn't thought about this for a while because I thought it was all posture related, but after I became more interested in checking the past week or so thinking 6'2" was my highest, my height has continued to fluctuate even when trying to stay straight. My highest this week was 6'4" fully at 9:00 PM and my lowest was 6'2.25" at 5:00 PM on a different day.
Anonymous said on 4/Jul/17
Thank you very much for your input, Christian. I had a very strange experience this evening. I was with a friend who is a basketball player. He's 6'4" with a 6'7" wingspan. I had him help me with my measurement. I looked shorter than he did, and then I did a quick toe-touch and tried to straighten up and then I looked taller than he did, briefly. Later, I returned to looking shorter and he measured me at 6'3.5". I tried to stay as straight as possible. When I was 14-15, I measured just under 6'3" and my height seemed pretty consistent then next to my father who was the same height. Since I finished growing, I've gotten constant different afternoon barefoot measurements that go back and forth from shorter to taller; since I finished growing the tallest was 6'4.75" and the shortest since then was 6'1.5" I really don't know what's going on. I don't have a more-consistent height now it seems. My height seems to constantly change from one day to the next in comparison to people I know. Some days it almost looks like I tower over my father and some days he's a little taller than I am. I have a lot of health issues and terrible back pain, and even though I'm thin-ish, I'm horrendously out of shape from lack of exercise. Maybe all that contributes, I don't know.
Bugsy said on 4/Jul/17
Conan's tall all right, but not quite 6'4". I think what fools a lot of people is that in many (the overwhelming majority, actually) shots of him for example in the YouTube clips the other people are simply so much shorter.
I actually have a decent comparison: I have a couple of pictures of me with a friend of mine who says he's 6'3.25. Incidentally he also has the kinda similar tall hairstyle that Conan has (which also fools a lot of people). The difference in height between me and this friend of mine looks VERY similar to the difference between Conan and the countless celebrities who are my height (6'0"). [By the way, Andy Richter is NOT 6'0.5" as he is listed here... at least not anymore. I saw him standing right next to Conan on the show a few days ago and I'd say he's probably very slightly below 6 ft. Conan's eye level was at the top of Andy's head].
I also have another friend who's 6'5.75" who of course REALLY dwarfs me, but Conan is definitely nowhere near that tall. In conclusion, Conan is 6'3.25, not more. Still tall like I said but we like to be precise don't we?
@6'1.5 said on 4/Jul/17
It is very tall, no less than 192 cm.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 3/Jul/17
You should claim the height that you measure most frequently. If the majority of your measurements are 6'4", then claiming 6'4" is best.
Micky said on 30/Jun/17
I would say he looked an honest 6'3.5", but I didn't look to compare footwear. So give or take a fraction. This was 2015.
Micky said on 30/Jun/17
I saw Conan in person 2 years ago. I am a tall guy of similar height to Conan so I can spot it well. He gave off an impression of being pretty close his stated 6'4" - but probably just a little less. I would be very surprised if he measured above 193 cm or below 191.
Anonymous said on 30/Jun/17
I had someone else do it and they said 6'4". But, there are also days when I'm even shorter out of bed than I was the night before. Combined with intense back pain. I'm not sure what the cause is. I can tell by photos of myself with others of known height. My mother is 5'6.5" and there are times she comes up to my Adam's Apple and other times she's above my bottom lip. With me standing at my tallest and both of us without shoes. I really think the best height for me to claim is "over 6 foot" because I really don't know from one day to the next.
Canson said on 30/Jun/17
@Anonymous: at the doctor's office or gym maybe have someone do it a few diff times to see how much the measurements vary. Other thing you could do is mark off a line on the wall for inches or get a height sheet and use a mirror
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 30/Jun/17
If you do the tape measure/spray can method, you might want to measure your floor with a spirit level to see if the floor's perfectly level or not. Even the slightest tilt can alter your measurement significantly. I measured 6'5 3/8" afternoon in one room, but got only 6'5" in another, but I checked the floor of the second room and it wasn't level.
Canson said on 29/Jun/17
@Anonymous: love the Poster name!!!!!!! thsts weird you probably are a good 6'4 or a solid or hair under. You may want to have someone else or a couple others do it
S.J.H said on 29/Jun/17
I met Jimmy Kimmel in person and 100% sure he is 2cm off the listing in this site at 5'10.5 so Conan O'Brien who had like near 5' on Kimmel is guaranteed not over 191cm and probably always measure 192cm in the morning and rounded up saying 6'4 and old tales again he look solid 4cm lower than Charles Barkley who is not 6'6 but 6'4-5/8
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/17
Whoops, I messed up on my name. Sorry, I'm exhausted. I'm just anonymous because I'm not creative enough to come up with anything else.
@Canson said on 28/Jun/17
Yeah, my nurse deducted an inch and said 6'5". The funny thing is, I checked my self with a tape the other day just after noon and I was 6'4.25". Then, another day at same time, I was 6'3.5". Just yesterday, 6'2". I'm not sure what's going on. I used Rob's methods and put marks down and they are all over the place. I'm confused. No shoes every time and standing as straight as I can.
A AK said on 28/Jun/17
Canson said on 26/Jun/17
@Anonymous: I've only measured with shoes in basketball. The doctors office my wife and I went to once measured her in shoes tho as the nurse didn't bother to ask for them to come off. It was a morning appointment tho and she was measured 5'9 in sneakers. That probably would put her with 5'8 or a smidge more at that point (she's 5'7.75 after I measured her in the late afternoon). Think we had been up 2 hours or so at that point. I only have had one nurse say well you don't have to take your shoes off I'll deduct. I took them off anyway.
handsome guy said on 26/Jun/17
no more 189cm. he is smaller than alexander skarsguard.
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/17
@Canson: Exactly! I got 6'6" in shoes one time (way off but I don't know why). Possibly Conan is going off a shoe or bad measurement. But I think you have nailed the possibilities down quite astutely.
Canson said on 25/Jun/17
@Anonymous: I agree maybe that was the case and with all of his hair that is a possibility that it was the case. I think the other possibility would be that he was all along a guy 6'4" out of bed and 6'3.25 at night and maybe measures in between earlier in the day and is simply rounded up to 6'4" by whoever measured him. When he said 6'4-6'4.5 that's gotta be in shoes as he's never as tall as Hasselhoff or Lithgow which leads me to believe he's really more like 191cm which to many people can look 6'4" if you see 10 guys that size in a room im sure that 5 out of those 10 if measured earlier will round up or may have been rounded up By a doctor or nurse. If I were to go the doctor in the morning I would be given 6'5" whereas if I measure in the afternoon 6'4 since I dip under half at that stage to 3/8.
Balrog said on 23/Jun/17
I think he's a decent 6'4'' guy, if he's shorter is not by much...
Anonymous said on 21/Jun/17
@Canson: I just had a thought that maybe Conan got measured wrong and thinks he might be a different height. Sometimes doctors aren't that great at measurements. I had been told for years at different doctors that I'm 6'4" or 6'5" but the other day, I decided to check for myself. I whipped out a metric tape and put it to my head and I was exactly 188 cm or 6'2". Don't know how they could have been that wrong, but it happened. Nobody ever called me out on being less than 6'4", but, I'm really 6'2". Maybe something similar happened to Conan and he never checked it out himself? There's nothing wrong with any height, it's just a number. I'm surprised to find out I'm over 2 inches smaller than I was told and exactly 2 inches shorter than I self reported, but it doesn't really make any difference. Except I know my true height better now.
S.J.H said on 20/Jun/17
Liam hemsweorth is just modest 6'3 and conan is sure a little bit taller dead on 6'3-1/4 only those camera angle favor on conan to put him look 6'4 next to liam.
184guy said on 19/Jun/17
Im sorry but there is no way Liam is only 190 . His brother is arguably he falls to a Weaker range of 6'3 , but Liam himself is no less than a flat 6'3 . If you Take a look on him beside someone Like Josh Duhamel or Jeff Goldblum you Will see That 6'3-6'3.5 is possible . 6'4
However is madness
Tall In The Saddle
said on 19/Jun/17
@Christian, Canson and Rising.
Good rationale, pics and video submissions to lend support to your opinion. Thanks. Just to be clear I don't need or want Liam to be taller than O'Brien but it's just something I have gleaned from viewing various pics of the two together, pics of them with other celebs and particularly pics/videos of them with Goldblum. IMO, Liam always looks either equal and sometimes a bit taller than Goldblum, worst case, maybe a smidge shorter - however, on the flipside, to me, Conan always looked clearly shorter than Goldblum. Bottom line, as they compare to Goldblum, Liam appears to stand taller than Conan.
If O'Brien is in fact taller than Liam and I could see that without reasonable question, that would be fine - and I am not dismissing the offered photos and video out of hand - they're worthy submissions and carry their weight in proportion. I will say that in the video, Conan does appear to stand a bit taller than Liam but, imo, it is Liam's posture that is obviously well compromised, posturing to embrace both Lawrence and O'Brien at either side and in fact leaning to his right to accommodate the shorter Lawrence. At the same time, I think Conan is assuming a pretty straight posture himself.
I'm not sure how to link photos or if it's sorted after post is submitted but here's a link to a small montage of photos with Liam and Conan which seem to indicate Liam to be taller - I say "seem to" because they are not full length, so there could be the usual x factors involved. I won't be an apologist for Hemsworth or try to suggest he is taller than what he actually is but I think his posture is generally less than ideal and when he straightens up from time to time it can make quite the difference. I also think Liam continued to grow beyond the accepted average age - even after hitting his 20s, Liam seemed to have gained a progressive and ultimately clear edge over his bro Chris but I notice more often than not that he still seems to slouch/tilt in toward Chris for photos - so that varying edge may have more to do with Liam standing properly straight or not. Chris, on the other hand, seems to stand very straight most of the time.
Anyway, here's the link which I hope takes you to the photos in question.
Visitor said on 18/Jun/17
If he said "I'm about 6'4" but I'm not" that sounds like an admission that he might fall just short of the mark. Still I can't see him going any lower than 192.5 cm
said on 18/Jun/17
That photo with Conan is one of the few decent full ones. Plus, Conan has noticeably worse posture. Here's another one taken from a straighter angle, but Conan is still taller with that slouch: Click Here
And here's another: Click Here
Conan is getting a camera advantage from being closer in that last one, but I still get the impression he was taller. Better yet, here's video showing Conan taller: Click Here
(15 second mark)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/17
Liam Hemsworth could be anywhere in the 6ft3-3½ range but not quite a 6ft4 guy. Conan I'm gonna guess is closer to 6ft4 than 6ft3. But he's been consistently edged out by other real 6ft4 guys in the past like Goldblum, Neeson and Lithgow so he possibly falls into the 6ft3¾ zone.
Canson said on 18/Jun/17
@Tall in the Saddle: Liam's really 192/193? I would've had him around 190cm prob and Conan about 191 but maybe I'm wrong
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 18/Jun/17
@Tall In The Saddle
It's strange, because Liam usually looks 6'3" when standing next to everyone else.
Tall In The Saddle said on 16/Jun/17
I can only reiterate, clearly taller than O'Brien and on par with Goldblum which puts Liam reasonably into the 6'3.75" to 6'4" range.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 15/Jun/17
@Tall In The Saddle
Hemsworth at 6'4" is too high. No taller than 6'3".
Tall In The Saddle said on 15/Jun/17
Re shot of Hemsworth and O'Brien. I think Liam is still clearly taller when one appreciates and makes simple allowance for the angle of the shot. If that's not obvious to all from that particular photo there are several other, flat view shots of the pair which show Liam to be obviously taller than O'Brien by at least a good 1 inch.
As to Liam's height, he is on par with Jeff Goldblum (plenty of pics to support this). At whatever height you currently place Goldblum, he himself is also still clearly taller than O'Brien. If Goldblum has lost any height, I wouldn't say that it would be more than 1/4 inch and it's likely that Goldblum was 6'4 and 1/4" at his absolute peak. At worst I would peg Hemsworth at 6'3 and 3/4" but just as easily accept that he is in fact a full 6'4". As to O'Brien, he's somewhere between 6'3" and 6'3 and 1/4" with numerous cross references in support.
Canson said on 14/Jun/17
@Rising Force: Conan may be a hair taller but the angle magnifies him there making him appear taller than Liam. My guess is Liam is prob not a full 6'3. I'd go as high (based on how Conan looks with real 6'4s) as 6'3.25 like Christian had him. He's taller than Liam tho I agree
Matthew Robinson said on 14/Jun/17
RisingForce with another example of how Conan is obviously taller than just 6'3". There are several examples that show he isn't quite as tall as a full 6'4". He's a 192 cm guy to me, safely 6'3.5" - perhaps 6'3.75"at a push. You might say it's ridiculous to think you could spot the difference between 192 and 193 cm but when you see a trend of him repeatetly a tad shy of 193 cm guys and it's not due to posture or footwear, it becomes obvious.
said on 14/Jun/17
Conan may be shorter than 6'4" guys, well, at least he did genuinely seem shorter than Lithgow to me, but he's taller than a 6'3" guy like Liam Hemsworth: Click Here
Rob has Liam at 191 cm. I haven't looked enough to see if I agree with that or more a flat 6'3", but either way, it seems most regard Liam as at least 6'3".
Canson said on 13/Jun/17
@Arch: only problem there is that Conan is shorter than not only Hoff but was looking up at Selleck and Neeson. Now Neeson I see as my hehight in his prime maybe at worst 6'4-6'4.25. But Conan also acknowledges selleck is taller than him and said what are you 6'4/6'5 to selleck then selleck says 6'4" but has also claimed 6'3.5. I think he's between the two at his peak. I agree with SJH because Conan claimed 6'4-6'4.5 once that's definitely a show height and he has long hair as well. I agree with Christian tho maybe 6'3.25 peak and was a morning 192 who rounded his height up to 6'4". Problem is a lot of people may claim it meaning celebs but just be Morning rounded up too and we base off them. I can see Segal being taller than Conan too peak as well as Haysbert and lithgow for sure was in his show noticeably
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/17
On the contrary I don't think I've ever seen Conan look 6'3 flat, to me he generally looks 6'4.
Canson said on 9/Jun/17
@Matthew Robinson: I agree with Christian peak height was what he had him 6'3.25. He does look strong 6'3. Remember that Conan has long hair that makes him appear taller
184guy said on 9/Jun/17
Unless he uses lifts , he is over 6'3 even today
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
I think he just get measure with shoe at 6'4-4.5 range and claim it like others doing it too, that is why we see it how the very first time kobe/charles barkley attend his show they easily look nearly 2' taller than conan. Absolute max he can be 6'3.25 and the hoff might be slightly weak 6'4 with conan or hoff had slightly less footwear.
Matthew Robinson said on 8/Jun/17
I disagree that he never looked over 6'3". Check him out next to Zachary Levi for example (Rob has met him and lists him at 6'3" - so certainly I think he's at minimum 6'2.5"). Conan definitely looked taller than 6'3" next to him.
He does however, consistently look a little shorter than legit 193 or 194 cm range guys. Liam Neeson and David Hasselhoff for example. Both are solidly 6'4", and both were slightly taller than Conan (perhaps 1 - 1.5 cm). Josh Homme - at 194 cm looked at minimum a half inch taller than Conan but I'd say realistically pretty close to a full inch than just a half. Kobe Bryant at 195 cm, looks 3 cm taller easy. All adds up to Conan at around 6'3.5" - perhaps 6'3.75" giving him all the benefit of that doubt. 6'3" flat is too low, unless he's shrunk within the past few years.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 7/Jun/17
I wouldn't call a 6'3.25" person claiming 6'4" as inflating. After all, he's 6'4" out of bed. Anything higher than your morning height is inflating, like when he claimed 6'4 1/2" once.
Canson said on 6/Jun/17
Agree with SJH. He's always inflated his height never looks over 6'3" honestly
Tall In The Saddle said on 5/Jun/17
Reading through a number of previous posts, IMO, Canson, via several posts, has consummately broken this down with the correct conclusions in terms of true height and the psychology behind Conan's attempted "inflations". I'm basically agreeing with and encapsulating those sentiments. O'Brien is not 6'4" as a number of clearly taller, self touted and stoically maintained 6'4" guests on his show have proven by the mere physical presence. That Conan wants to be accepted as at least 6'4", albeit false, is obvious - so much so, Conan has tried to suggest that several of his 6'4" are taller than their own, self proclaimed heights in order to maintain the preferred "status quo". Conan is selling but his guests, to a man, were not buying. That's refreshing. They didn't seem so nearly fixated on their own height (if at all) as Conan was but they showed absolute conviction behind and adherence to their true height.
Sorry, but I have to return to the back to back shot of Hoff and Conan - Hoff is clearly taller, if Conan is "higher" at any point in the frame of reference, it is simply due to the effect of the angle and height of the shot and the fact that Conan is closer to camera - the brain can easily and quickly adjust for same. The effect of the angle/height of the camera is somewhat negated at the exact point in space in which Hoff and Conan's backs contact, moving up from that Hoff's shoulders are clearly higher by at least 1 ".
To appreciate the skew factor, the set in the background which we would otherwise understand to be level shows a clear downward slope from right to left within the frame of reference - clearly favouring Conan both on the right and the foreground. Not to be dismissed out of hand is the fact that Hoff looks straight ahead, standing with full conviction while Conan clearly looks to the monitors to check and find that he is falling short which then gives him cause to do a last second tip toe and then quickly recedes from the comparison.
I'll add that Conan is also prone to focusing in how "tiny" some of his previous guests have been - commenting in particular on the larger than life action hero types such as Stallone etc. and musing how much smaller they are in real life. I think his address of these actors goes beyond trivial - it's meant to "squish" them down and maintain Conan's status as a clearly bigger man - when a guest of comparable or greater height attends the show Conan often comments on how "refreshing" it is to have a fellow big person on after playing host to a string of virtual munchkins. Looking at both ends of the spectrum (small guest to large) it's a tear down and build up process respectively.
Anyway, I agree that Lithgow is true 6'4" guy. There are number of pics of Lithgow and Cleese as solid evidence - Cleese is taller but there is barely an inch between them - which corroborates Cleese's self opined height of 6' 4 & 3/4" (Cleese - literally and comically a pedantic man). I remember first noting Lithgow in The World According to Garp and thinking yeah, he's a big dude all round. Since then however, it really isn't something that remains uppermost in mind, it's Lithgow's acting ability and real life persona that are by far his most transcendent qualities. The irony of Lithgow voicing the character of the laughably short Lord Farquaad in Shrek was hilarious.
S.J.H said on 5/Jun/17
My 6'5 youngest brother seem to look several inches taller than conan. I can easily spot height between 6'2-6'5 as it runs in my family (4 brothers). Conan is really not over 6'3 and almost 6'5 with that tall hair.
Canson said on 1/Jun/17
Selleck was taller than Conan. Conan was at best a strong 6'3" peak and has long hair and odd proportions. You can tell with every 6'4" guy edging him and he goes out of his way to give people an inch until they say it back now it's I'm 6'4 but I'm not. He's not.
Canson said on 1/Jun/17
Lithgow was a legit 6'4" that is for sure as was Hoff. Conan never was. But I will also say I've seen the other side where I saw John laroquette walk right past my parents and me in the airport. My father peak was a full 6'4" at his lowest maybe 1/8" over and he looked a hair taller when he walked past. He's more 194/195 guy than flat 193.
RisingForce said on 31/May/17
Now Lithgow in both 1997 and 2005 seems the clearest to me. In particular in 2005, Conan seems to stand tall and compare, but Lithgow seems a fair amount taller.
RisingForce said on 31/May/17
I didn't see an inch at all between Hoff and Conan, but I'll have to look up Lithgow. Lithgow still looked like he had to be very close to 6'4" or still that tall when he appeared on Dexter at age 63, he made everyone look short, including Keith Carradine who was definitely around 6'1", so I have no doubt Lithgow was 6'4". As for Selleck, I think he's just an honest guy when he comes to his height and used the exact figure a couples of times, but then rounds from a 1/2" to an inch other times. Selleck could look every bit of 6'4" to me, and I've seen him described as 6'5" in newspapers, but he could also definitely look under 6'4" at times.
Canson said on 30/May/17
@Rising Force: maybe he did I wasn't aware. He could've done I thinking 6'4" was too tall. But selleck doesn't look as tall as hoff or lithgow both of whom have Conan by a solid inch thereabouts
RisingForce said on 14/May/17
Tall in the Saddle, thanks, I appreciate it, but my point is only that we have to adjust and if we can't tell who is taller by the top of their heads then it's not ideal. If I had to guess who was taller regardless, I'd guess Hoff as he's still looking near 6'4" at age 60-61 with Rob and he didn't have much footwear with Conan, perhaps less than Conan did, but I think the two are very close, no more than a half inch tops, imo. As for Selleck, he claimed 6'3.5" in both 1981 and 1987, Canson, so why would he downgrade himself when there's no motive to do so? Selleck didn't look a legit 6'4" next to a 5'10" Patrick Swayze and he could look only a little taller than 6'2.5" Ted Danson. As for the clip, Selleck does genuinely seem taller than Conan to me, including eye level as I watch it again, but Adam mentioned Selleck looked down, but as soon as Conan reached out to shake his hand, he bent forward and never straightened up himself, plus he's away from the camera. I can see why some are convinced Selleck is taller, but I just wouldn't discount what a camera can do. If both men are 6'3.5" then Selleck would be taller anyway considering the thicker boot he was wearing, but I can't give Selleck any taller than 6'3 5/8" or 6'3 3/4" because he must have measured a fraction under 6'4" to give 6'3.5" as his height twice during a time period he was one of the top television stars. But how can we discount Conan looking clearly taller than Dolph Lundgren in 2009? Lundgren was still a bare minimum 6'3", very possibly 6'3.5" at the time as I've shown comparing Dolph to Terry Crews a year later as well as Hasselhoff 3 years later. I think Dolph had bad posture the entire time, but still, everyone who has seen the clip was convinced Conan was taller. Posture, angles and footwear collectively can all make pretty big differences, that's what this forum is for. I'm just not willing to conclude too much based on any one comparison that has a few variables, but as I said, watching it again, I do see it as a logical conclusion to draw that Selleck was taller, but not definitive.
Tall In The Saddle said on 14/May/17
Rising - thanks for supplying the pic of Hoff and Conan back to back. I respect your opinion but I still "see" Hoff standing clearly taller than Conan in that pic. No, the angle of that particular screenshot isn't ideal but I think our brains can reasonably adjust for same. The combination of lower angle and Conan closer to camera does allow for Conan's head to stand higher in that particular frame of reference - but I think it's obvious that the angle/proximity has caused that - it's not even an illusion because our brains generally allow and adjust for it and, at the least, we know that as we approach a more ideal frame of reference that is level with their heads and with Hoff and O'Brien equal distance from camera , Conan will progressively lose his "advantage" and the top of his head will become lower and lower. Also, note that their shoulders are pinned together so the effect of the camera height and angle is somewhat negated and Hoff's shoulders are still clearly higher. Anyway, just my opinion.
Matthew Robinson said on 13/May/17
The only thing definitive in the Selleck clip is when Conan implied he wasn't a legit 6'4" with his quote. "I'm about 6'4" but I'm not" typically means that he's measures a fraction under 6'4".
Adam said on 13/May/17
@Rising Force, there's nothing inconclusive about Selleck being right in Conan's face and looking down at him.
Canson said on 13/May/17
Selleck is taller than Conan. Conan admitted it. Selleck likely was a solid 6'4 peak no worse than 6'3.75. Conan is just not as tall as he claims to be never has been anything over maybe 191cm peak. He's a strong 6'3" peak maybe a flat 6'3 today or between 190.5-191
said on 11/May/17
Doesn't mean the camera man knows an ideal angle to compare height and picked one. Remember, most people don't have the same interest in height and knowledge of the subject that we do. Here's a screenshot: Click Here
The angle actually makes it look like Conan is taller going by the top of their heads, which you can see looking at where the frame cuts off. If it was more level and not on Conan's side we could tell more conclusively, but I'm certainly not seeing proof of Hasselhoff being taller. The Selleck comparison was much less conclusive because they didn't have good posture since there was bending for the handshake and again, they weren't equal distances from the camera. Selleck also looked to have boots which could give him an advantage as well. I don't rule out 6'3.5" for Conan, but no lower and I'm really not seeing the big deal in these clips.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/May/17
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. For height comparison which was the express purpose, the proximity, angle and assumed postures of Hoff and Conan standing back to back were very practical. Remember too, they could see themselves on the monitors, O'Brien himself saw Hoff's obvious advantage which gave Conan cause to get up on his toes. Hoff simply stayed planted. IMO, Selleck was obviously taller also. Again, enter Conan's own testimony - enquiring if Selleck was in fact 6'5" as opposed to Conan's own, self touted 6'4". I saw that both Hoff and Selleck were clearly taller and to affirm that perception, O'Brien's own words and actions indicated that he saw it that way also.
said on 6/May/17
I don't believe Selleck was any taller than 6'3.5", since he said so himself at least twice during the 80s. I watched the Conan clip and I couldn't tell clearly their height as Conan bends a bit to greet him and shake hands and then the angle was too tricky as it showed Selleck from the back and Conan from the front, not at equal distances, plus Selleck looked to have a pretty thick boot when you see his shoes towards the end of the clip. Not a cowboy boot, but probably a bit more than Conan's dress shoes. But remember, Conan was taller than Dolph Lundgren back in 2009! And Dolph when he stood straight was still at the very least 6'3", possibly 6'3.5". To demonstrate this, look at Dolph in 2012 with David Hasselhoff, who Rob thought was still around 6'4" the following year: Click Here Click Here
I just watched the video where he's back to back with Hasselhoff too and they look pretty similar to me and both have a bit of extra hair, but unfortunately a more direct angle would be better to settle it. At least Hasselhoff had shoes that wouldn't add much. But I don't see anything compelling enough to make me doubt Conan was 6'4". Not that I've looked at him enough to rule out a possible 192 cm range either.
Matthew Robinson said on 2/May/17
I think there's enough evidence to warrant at least knocking a quarter inch off this listing. Between his admission to Tom Selleck that he's about 6'4" but not, his admission that Liam Neeson was taller than him. Check him out next to an actual 6'4.5" guys like Dennis Hayesbert or Josh Homme, 6'4.75" guys like Kobe Bryant or Charles Barkley... You can see that a solid 6'4" looks a little bit of a reach. I think 6'3.5" - 6'3.75" range is a lot believable, perhaps he's shrunk a mite under this by now though.
Canson said on 26/Apr/17
@Adam: Conan has longer hair than Hoff and when they stood back to back was still shorter than him
Anonymous said on 25/Apr/17
I agree with you Canson! Having seen your post on the John Larroquette page, I will also say that after watching a bit of Night Court lately, I'm pretty sure Harry Anderson would be taller than Conan. If Harry wasn't a full 6'4", he was darn close. He was visibly taller than Vincent Schiavelli. And he looked 6'4" next to 5'9.5" Harold Gould. Conan doesn't look as tall as Harry.
Adam said on 25/Apr/17
If Conan is the yardstick for Hasselhoff and Selleck, there is no difference between the two. Why would Hasselhoff's apparent edge over Conan on stage be credible but Selleck's equally apparent edge not? The other clip of Conan with Selleck does not give the same clear perspective of the two face to face or shoulder to shoulder. The very best evidence is where they meet on stage, face to face and Selleck looking down to Conan. There was no incline, but if there was, the incline must have also benefitted Hasselhoff in his pic with Conan.
said on 25/Apr/17
@184guy: this is the video with pippen. Conans hair makes it tough to accurately gauge their difference
Canson said on 25/Apr/17
@184 guy: agree on Vaughan. I think peak weak 6'5 probably taller than me peak but today he's 6'4" ish. Hoff it's thought to get the read. I would've said 193 at his low. You make great points. I also noticed with conan on occasion as well as Letterman they both have stood on an incline when greeting guests. But letterman more than Conan. I saw pippen with Conan too and looked 4" imho maybe 3.5. I don't believe pippen at his peak was 6'7.5 (he was an entire inch shorter than Malone was) I do think he was about full 6'7" tho (worst maybe 6'6.75) so Conan would be around 192 when that was shot (when pippen ripped the celtics jacket off of him). I have never been able to tell pippen because he could look taller at times but he has had 2 major back and some knee surgies
Canson said on 21/Apr/17
@Anonymous: I agree. I'm a hair under 194 at my lowest normally (Not extreme low tho). Neeson I believe in his prime if I stood next to him we wouldn't be able to tell who was taller but Conan prime 192 is even pushing it imho. SJH is right most of the time imho (he guesses logically based on how he sees people) and here he is right as are you sure As is Bobby3342 and Christian. My honest opinion is he was 191-192 peak and is 191 today tops. But if he's any lower it's between 190.5-191. He may not be as low as 6'3 and is a strong 6'3" probably. His hair can fool people. But with this site (I along with Bobby) have said this many times people generally take a claim someone they respect gives and assumes it's their true low height and then bell curves everyone else around them meaning makes other people taller. Hence Conan may only be 192 morning height and round up to 6'4 meaning he isn't even that full 6'4 a couple hours out of bed I don't believe Conan has lost significant height personally and if he did it's maybe 1/4". Now some people here will say you can use whatever you measure however if that's the case they shouldn't be using wools and pictures to compare others then. But When I say 191-192 that is 6'3.5ish or slightly less since 6'3.5 isn't quite 192.
said on 21/Apr/17
I found the whole video of Joe Manganiello on Conan
You can see him beside Conan:
And here Conan and Kobe:
I believe both man had the same amount on Conan,about 3 cms.
184guy said on 21/Apr/17
@Canson , actually I said that he looked about the same as Selleck, in 1998. One thing that I have noticed is that when someone goes to the show,they generally put the cam nearer the guest and Conan stands a bit Further away to Greet.I Would say he looked shorter than Hassle but this one could have been potentially taller than 6'4 since he still looked every bit of 6'4 With Rob in a old age, including a slightly leaning. Conan also looked about the same as Vince Vaughn who could have been a weak 6'5 and now a flat 6'4er.He still could be 192 since he looked about 1-1.25 shorter than 195 Joe Manganiello.
Anonymous said on 21/Apr/17
Hmm, I think you may be right. Hasselhoff could sometimes give off a taller impression. But, I just saw him looking pretty much the same height as David Ogden Stires in a Perry Mason episode. I think Stires may have been close to 6'4" at his peak (he looked 6'4" next to John Matuszak and he had a significant footware disadvantage), but certainly not over. That puts Hasselhoff at a respectable 6'4", but not as tall as Neeson.
S.J.H said on 21/Apr/17
@Canson said on 19/Apr/17
Hasselhoff was 193. Conan at absolute best was 192 prime
Yeah and i even think conan is only 6'3 flat since 2009 the video i posted kobe on his show. Is possible he claim 194cm with shoes and 191cm barefoot he didn't care about the time he measure but was down to 6'3 afternoon and i would rule out 190cm min with kobe and barkley unless he had less heel on them. I've never see andy richter look 9cm shorter than conan before at most 8cm or right at 3 inches even he claim to loss half inch at 6'0.5. Richter may not be what he claim 6'1 peak , honestly he doesn't look that tall as i have a real 6'1 brother and richter look more like my 6'0 my cousin range and might be 5'11.75 now that makes a 6'3 conan , actors like liam hemsworth may not be as well as think because conan edge him out like a 1/4 or fraction. Hemsworth is more like 6'2.5-.75 def not 0.75 under conan , conan sustain at 6'2.75-6'3 and i have see couples of picture he look max 3cm shorter than a current vince vaughn who struggle to look over 6'4 nowadays
Canson said on 20/Apr/17
@Anonymous: maybe hoff was over but not sure. I'd go 192 for Hoff today in pics. He never struck me as being as tall prime as Neeson
Anonymous said on 19/Apr/17
@Canson: I could see Hasselhoff at a hair over 6'4" at peak and 6'4" now. But, completely agreed on Conan. I could see Liam, Goldblum, and Hasselhoff between 6'4" and 6'4.5" at peak. They all could have been over 6'4" a little bit, or 6'4", but no less. Conan, 6'3.5" possibly peak. Tom Selleck 6'4" peak and 6'3" now.
Canson said on 19/Apr/17
Hasselhoff was 193. Conan at absolute best was 192 prime
berta said on 19/Apr/17
i think you can see in that clip with david hasselhoff back to bakc even if the angle is weird it seems pretty clear that hasselhoff is taller. i can see hasselhoff as 194 and conan barely 193 maybe? conan over 193 is hard to believe when he was shorter than liam neeson and jeff goldblum with atleast half inch 10 years back.
Canson said on 18/Apr/17
@SJH: agreed. At most 6'3.25.
said on 18/Apr/17Click Here
0:40 , 0:41 , 0:42 clearly see Howard Stern look 2 inches taller than Conan O'Brien. Conan is 6'3 not more. Stern is probably 6'5.25 peak and 6'5 since few years back
Anonymous said on 18/Apr/17
@Canson: That's a nice, balanced way to view it. I have trouble in a lot of cars myself though, at 6'3.75". (Was a stronger 6'4" before but I've got a dowager type of thing going on.) My problem is that I'm all legs and not much torso. Also, I have short arms. So, I have to put the seat all the way back for my legs and then my arms are completely extended to hold the wheel. And they way they design seats these days is extremely uncomfortable on my back. There is definitely enough space for me in vehicles, but still not comfortable. Trucks and old cars are much better.
Canson said on 17/Apr/17
@Anonymous: I don't begrudge him either. I don't view height as a characteristic against that should degrade or judge someone it's a number to me nothing more. My only thing with Conan is he inflates others like Wlad or Neeson or even Selleck to make himself taller which is the only issue I have. I don't think that is cool at all esp after someone who is telling the truth has already claimed their real height and you're going behind them making them taller in an insincere way. Another thing he does is he exaggerates himself like saying he's too tall to fit in a 7 series Beamer etc. I drive a 5 series at 6'4-6'4.5 and it's comfy for me. I have also had a 350Z before (it was a bit tight but not terribly). I still fit. Also my 6'6" friend drives a 7 series himself and doesn't even drive with the seat full reclined as it's more than enough room for him. And when I say he's 6'6" he's a good 6'6" maybe dropping here and there to 6'5 7/8 at night after a long day. Others he's bang on 6'6" on a normal day at his low (6'6 3/4 out of bed).
Anonymous said on 16/Apr/17
@Canson Exactly! I did believe Conan at 6'4" until seeing him with Tom Selleck. If Conan was a solid 6'4"-6'4.5" as he claimed, he should have looked taller than Selleck, but he looked noticeably smaller. Then, I started to notice that Conan didn't look fully 6'4" next to other tall guys. I don't begrudge him the 6'4" claim if he's got a little change over 6'3", but he once actually said "I'm 6'4.5" in my bare feet." That shows that he is very height conscious and wants to be taller.
Christian-196.8cm (6ft5.5)Noon said on 16/Apr/17
Strong 6ft3, he should be downgraded.
Canson said on 15/Apr/17
Agreed Anonomyous. He looks like most other strong 6'3" guys or weak 6'4" who measure in the AM. He also said he's 6'4-6'4.5. I don't know if that's with hair or if that's with shoes on. My guess prime he "may have been 6'3.5 like 184guy also said is a possibility. But I come from the other end of it and say I don't see him being any higher than that whereas most people put him weak 6'4 peak (6'3.5-.75). I have seen him next to a guy like Kobe Bryant who is 6'4.75 and that's a good 1.5" diff so yea maybe Conan was 6'3.5 peak and lost a 1/4" and is 6'3.25 now. He never looked as tall as Hasselhoff or Lithgow or Haysbert imho. But 184guy made a strong point. In different angles he may have looked as tall as Lithgow. Lithgow is older so maybe he lost some but in that same breath I could see a peak Lithgow a hair over 6'4 maybe
said on 14/Apr/17
Rob, if when they measured Jake Gyllenhaal on Conan if they invited you down to the show measure him would you have done it? I know its an unrealistic situation
Editor Rob: I'd give anybody a proper measurement...even with a tape measure and ruler like the one I showed with jenny...of course there ends the mystery ;)
but to be fair, imagine The Rock, Stallone or Tom Cruise ever agreeing to even anything like a conan measurement!
Anonymous said on 13/Apr/17
@Canson: I think your estimate/observation may be right on the money. Conan definitely looked more like 6'3" tops than 6'4" next to all the other 6'4" guys you mentioned. And he looked nowhere near 6'4" next to Rhett from YouTube who I think is a genuine 6'7". Maybe it could be argued that Conan is a strong 6'3" and pushed 6'4" at his peak. But I also think he can pull off 6'4" because a lot of 5'5"-5'9" guys seem to pad their heights. But with tall guys in his height range, Conan is close but not quite 6'4".
Canson said on 13/Apr/17
@184 guy: it's hard to tell with them. Like you mentioned sometimes it's tough to see a difference with him and another 6'4" or 6'3 guy. I agree stern is 6'5 klitexhko prob 6'5-6'5.25. Conans hair makes it tough to tell sometimes as well. I'd go 191 range maybe and maybe close to 192 peak. He doesn't look like he's lost much height as his posture is still better than a guy like neeson who has lost height. Neeson I totally believe was 6'4.25 prime (193-194) as listed and I always thought he was strong 6'3 more so than a weak 6'4"
184guy said on 12/Apr/17
@Canson sorry but a guy Like Howard stern and Wlad when were in the show were not 2 inches taller than Conan. More Like 3cms, Max 4cms.Thats why I believe If Conan is not 6'4,at worst 192 range. He Was noticiably taller than Goldblum and William Hemsworth recently and they both áre today strong 6'3 guys,no less than 191.He looked a lot taller Like 2inches taller than Zachary Levy in the show (Conan Had about 0.7inches of footwear advantage) and Rob met Zach and belivied That he Was a proper 6'3 guy.But I agree, he looked shorter than Hasslehoff and ,in a video shorter than Selleck but in another That I post below almost identical,Hard to say Who Was taller. I just can see him as low as 190,5
Canson said on 12/Apr/17
@Nick: agreed on this one! He's never been a legit 6'4. Strong 6'3" prime maybe 6'3" flat today
Nick said on 11/Apr/17
I strongly believe that Conan is more like 190/1cm flat and 193cm in shows and with that hair of his. Also is very lean can no more than 80kg. Makes him look taller.
said on 6/Apr/17
1995 clip pause at 0:05-0:06 conan back to back with david hasselhoff. An odd angle conan was closer to the camera for the advantage.
Canson said on 4/Apr/17
Him being 6'3.75 or 6'4 prime would imply that the slew of 6'4" guys like Lithgow and Neeson and Haysbert and Hasselhoff are all downplaying it then. haysbert Lithgow and hoff are legit 193 prime while Neeson is my height 193.5-194 range. Conan was 191-192 absolute most prime more like 191 and is 190.5 today (solid 6'3"). His hair is the only way he'd see 6'4" barefoot
Sonny Black said on 4/Apr/17
Judging by pics I've seen of him with people I know, I've got him pegged at 6'3.5.
shiva 181 cms said on 3/Apr/17
6'4.5 (194cms) out of bed
6'3.75(192cms) before bed
6'4.25(193.5cms) out of bed
6'3.5(191-192cms) before bed
He's likely lost a fraction at 54
Canson said on 31/Mar/17
@SJH agreed 190.5 without shoes or hair tops
Canson said on 31/Mar/17
@Rampage: LOL no prob! Yea I could see it being noticeable to some but not all. And I love Conan as an entertainer so not putting him down. He just never appeared to be 6'4" to me. Long list of real 6'4" guys like Haysbert Hasselhoff Neeson (closer to my height of 6'4.33) Lithgow and Selleck have edged him
S.J.H said on 28/Mar/17
Lol the only way he can be 194cm is with his black leather shoes on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/17
Haha thanks Canson...It would be hardly a noticeable difference though if he we met though!
Canson said on 25/Mar/17
@Rampage: I buy 192 tops peak in his 20s but 194 is a stretch but that's my opinion based on how he's always looked. I don't think he's lost much height tho but that's all my honest opinion. I feel you would comfortably edge him out by 2cm today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/17
Rob, which is more likely for him at peak 192cm or 194cm?
Canson said on 17/Mar/17
@Tall in the Saddle: I agree.
Tall In The Saddle said on 9/Mar/17
Hi Canson - if people inflate their height it doesn't really worry me - or more to the point, people like celebs who I am not actually acquainted with. Otherwise, it's just a case of calling it as you see it. It's not even an anal thing, it's just noticeable when someone's listed or self touted height doesn't hold up in the overall scheme of things. Obviously on this one I am very much on the same page as you re Conan's height - we believe what we believe but ultimately it's just an opinion now matter how confident we feel - certainly this forum indicates that there are a number of people who beg to differ - as is their right and it gives rise for an excuse for some fun discussion - though I do respect the fact that this site has proven itself to be a legit source for a number of celebs true height (or close enough to) - a number of height myths having been busted. For that, the forum isn't just fun but it is also productive/progressive.
Anyway, I say since Conan speaks so much about height I think it would be fitting that he actually had himself properly measured (in his socks) on his show just as he did with Jake Gyllenhaal who was good enough to bite the bullet - and Jake I think came out 1/2" under what he thought himself to be (the measuring wasn't done in perfect seriousness and Gyllenhaal could've straightened up some more for extra legit height).
Canson said on 9/Mar/17
@Tall in the Saddle: If Conan is 6'4" or over it means that every legit 6'4" here and 6'5" is downplaying their own height by a full inch which I know isn't true. And mad props to Cleese for being exact. Sure some would say he should round which I would if that were my lowest or if that close but being around his height (6'4") I totally get it. It's nothing once you're 6'0 maybe 6'2" or over and just becomes ego at that point when someone tells you you have to claim a certain height or its so that you do it to allow the insecure guys who need to inflate themselves for their own security. He could say he's 6'4 or 6'5 truthfully wouldn't make a difference
Canson said on 9/Mar/17
@tall in the Saddle: Cleese looked a legit 195 in his prime and Lithgow a good 193. Which says what you did about Conan's height as it doesn't add up. I doubt Reeve was quite as tall more like 191/192. Maybe a morning measurer. Conan tho always goes out of his way to bring up height and I think he assumes everyone else lies and inflated too like he does. I mean Liam (thought he wa 6'5") wlad (he thought 6'6/6'7) (selleck-6'4/6'5). He inflates others making himself believe his own lie. And unfortunately it has trickled down to this site. I have seen that one too many times than I care to mention in real life and I'm sure you have as well. It frustrates me as well because Im not with all of that and just don't see the value in lying about anything personally much less something like height which is verifiable. Personally even people who measure themselves in the morning and claiming it (if they do it knowingly) are kinda skirting the system in my honest opinion if they know that they are shorter later in the day. I guess most don't know this but the ones who do and then inflate others are the ones i can't stand
Tall In The Saddle said on 8/Mar/17
Canson - No prob. As you have well detailed, too many passive testimonies from guests whose own visible stature and self described height make a uniform argument against 6'4".
Everyone should be as pedantic as John Cleese - supplying an exact 6' 4 & 3/4". Lol. Wouldn't have begrudged the man a round up by 1/4" to 6'5" but it is Mr Cleese after all. A word smith and on point - often, the very essence of his humor. Funny guy. Lithgow carried his own 6'4" height against Cleese's nearly 6'5" without a qualm re either man's height. I wonder if there are any side by side pics of John Cleese and fellow Brit Christopher Lee avail? They should look virtually identical in height.
Anson said on 8/Mar/17
Looks a bit over 6'4.
Canson said on 5/Mar/17
@Tall in the Saddle: thank you for thinking objectively and not just worshipping and buying into his claim. It's refreshing to hear someone admit he's not what he claims as he doesn't look a proper 6'4 next to anyone mentioned here like Haysbert Neeson Mangianello Selleck Goldblum Hoff Lithgow and the list continues. Instead it's that these other guys are 6'4 1/2 and 6'5 and the old adage that Charles Barkley and Kobe Bryant are 6'5-6'6. and him standing on his tip toes next to Hoff or being shorter than selleck or Lithgow along with what you mentioned below: he goes out of his way to ask others around his height how tall they are and normally inflates them to make himself 6'4. To Selleck (who may have not even been a full 6'4) "what are you 6'4/6'5"? Or Neeson "what are you 6'5"?
Tall In The Saddle said on 2/Mar/17
Adam - Yes, Hasselhoff had the clear edge.
Point of interest - when Lithgow guested, Conan observed him to be a "large man" and given same, "refreshing" to have him on as compared to other "smaller" guests. Lithgow politely reciprocated the "compliment" though Lithgow himself was the taller of the two.
Conan went on to say the most of his other celebrity guests are so much smaller, so much so, that he has to cradle them like babies (jokingly mimicking same as he spoke).
When Wilt Chamberlain guested, Conan said something along similar lines - about not being used to having someone so tall and so much taller than himself because all his other guests are usually so much smaller than (Conan) himself.
Suffice to say, and it's not an insult, but I do think Conan somewhat likes the idea of being part of an exclusive big man's club - and why not?. Conan is notably tall but I don't think he quite make it into the 6'4" club from what I've seen.
said on 1/Mar/17
Maybe you leave him at 6 ft 4 peak and now 6 ft 3.75?
Editor Rob: Blake, I like to leave it till say half inch has been lost, the 1/4 inch differences from peak/current I'm not so sure of listing those...
Adam said on 26/Feb/17
In 1998 David Hasselhoff was Conan's guest and when he appeared on stage the two of them actually went back to back to determine who is tallest. I will try to make a screen grab to post here. Hasselhoff clearly and convincingly edged Conan so that Conan proceeded to stand on his toes trying to reach the same height as Hasselhoff.
Canson said on 25/Feb/17
@Rey: it's not interesting because Conan lies about his height just like Tall in the Saddle said. Funny when all the legit "6'4" guys edge him in height and he still claims 6'4". That's the world we live in. Nobody is ever not as tall as they claim the person next to them is always taller than they claim to be
Canson said on 25/Feb/17
@Danimal: check out Robert Broome's pics next to Penn. Penn is 6'5 and one person even said he stood on his tippies. Conan prime maybe was 6'3.5. He has long hair which may have been accounted for. He always makes other 6'4" guys 6'4/6'5 or 6'5 just to make himself 6'4 when they say themselves they are 6'4.
@Tall in the Saddle: I agree. 6'3-6'3.5 maximum prime I'd lean closer to 6'3 and maybe 6'4 out of bed and probably was measured early. People automatically assume when someone claims a height that it's barefoot and at their lowest when most likely it's not
Tall In The Saddle said on 23/Feb/17
I've seen enough guests self described as 6'4" to know that Conan wasn't ever 6'4".
Conan refers to own height as 6'4" often enough. Other tall celebs are not so inclined to focus in on or flag wave their own height but they will say how tall they are IF they are asked - and curiously, Conan has asked more than a few of his guests (who clearly edge him) if they are taller than they are popularly believed to be. It's also refreshing to hear those same guests forgo what might be compelling bait and stick exactly to the height they know themselves to be.
I've seen pics of Selleck and Goldblum close enough together to say they're basically equal in height and they both appeared to have the same height advantage over Conan. Same with Hasselhoff. True blue 6'4" guys. Conan isn't/wasn't. I would be confident if you put Lithgow, Selleck, Hasselhoff and Goldblum together you would see them basically the same height with negligible differences across the group. If I could throw in a prime Vincent Price he would also measure up acceptably the same. Further, take any one of that group and they will carry the perception of their 6'4" successfully when measured relative to other celebs - "worst" case scenario for them would be a suggested inflation of their height - because they appeared to stand taller than a celeb who has in fact inflated their own height.
IMO, guys like a Selleck, Goldblum and Co are a minority group. Not just for the fact that they are on the high end of tall but because they stand exactly as advertised and as tall as they are properly prepared to admit to. For mine, they present themselves as extremely reliable "yardsticks" against which other celebs might be compared.
An interesting question is does Conan really believe he is 6'4". Generally we have others measure us and maybe that's the height he was told. Maybe not. At any rate, with more than a few popularly listed 6'4" guests edging him, Conan would have to question the truth of his own height or at least understand that viewers have twigged that he clearly isn't a true 6'4". I saw a post where someone said that Conan edged Goldblum in more recent times. I've not seen the pics but is there any chance that Conan has since found cause to elevate himself to at least the height to which he himself has said (for the longest time) he is?
Just sticking to the dedicated subject of this site. As an entertainer I absolutely love O'Brien. Funny as shigoogle and compellingly crazy. Mad as a cut snake.
said on 22/Feb/17
Conan in his PRIME next to 6'6"-6'7" Penn Jillette
said on 22/Feb/17
To all those claiming that Conan was less than 6'4" in his prime (he's in his 50's now). Here he is with a couple of inches on Dolph Lundgren a few years ago (2009):
Rey said on 22/Feb/17
Interesting that 6'4" Tom Brady had more than an inch on Conan.
said on 11/Feb/17
Look at James White NFL player for the Pats, in his latest youtube post. If Jame White is at 5' 10'', then this guy is at least 6' 5'' (probs James Wjite is about 5' 6'' - 5' 8'' range) what do u think Rob...
Editor Rob: James White is 5ft 9 1/8th, so he's really just about 5ft 9 say at lunch/afternoon...I don't think Conan looked more than 7 inches taller.