How tall is Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito's Height

4ft 9 (144.8 cm)

Peak height was 4ft 10 (147.3 cm)
American actor, best known for roles in films like Romancing the Stone, Get Shorty and Batman Returns. On TV he is well known for Taxi and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

In his own words, "On a really good day, I'm five feet short. It's pretty difficult for me to play anything but the little guy. I don't play a good victim so I'm always the nasty little guy.". From his movies it's clear he's under 5 feet, even his Twins co-star Arnold described him as being only 4ft 9. In 2011 Danny was more specific, and now says he is "4'11 and three quarters".

How tall is Danny DeVito
Danny with 5ft 8 Kaitlin Olsen
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I've been very lucky so far. Every character I ever played was five feet tal. Of course there are some limitations. For example, I'm probably never gonna get to do the life story of Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

How tall is Danny DeVito
Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Danny
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In School, other kids would often tease me and make jokes about my height. But in my acting career, I've learned that size doesn't really make any difference as long as it's a good role.
One of my problems was to make people in my profession understand there are parts for short actors. After all there are short and tall lovers; short tyrants, small doctors. Size shouldn't be an issue for an actor, and it isn't any more as far as my career is concerned.
-- Ottawa Citizen, 19th May 1984
I always stood in a hole,walked in a ditch,sat on a low chair anything to make him [Arnie] taller.He is only 5'4" Maria is 5'2" I'm 5'0.

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Average Guess (63 Votes)
Peak: 4ft 10.15in (147.7cm)
Current: 4ft 8.85in (144.4cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Mar/23
@ shoelifts - I saw him recently in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and thought he was a delightful little fellow! When he danced with blonde dolly bird, Rose, he could look her straight in the chest area! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

He played a person in authority in The War of the Roses, and the tall and gorgeous Kathleen Turner gave him the come-on!

4ft10 peak and 4ft9 today. πŸ˜„πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
shoelifts said on 23/Mar/23
4ft8 and 3/4 now
It's not a terrible height. He is short but good looking overall
400R said on 26/Feb/23
Must suck, he’s already on the short side, but losing an inch? Thats just cruel.
Daniel Lee 173 cm said on 24/Dec/22
He must be 159-160 cm without multiple epiphyseal dysplasia
Jackie Lee said on 2/Apr/22
@Toby Barrett
Even Guinness inflate heights? Well then the tallest and shortest man's height in the world are probably exaggerated too. It's frustrating how most people even this so called "accurate organization" doesn't care about accuracy when it comes to height. I seriously don't get what's so hard about getting a stadiometer to measure properly.
Leesheff1985 said on 17/Mar/22
But tall Sam there is 5 inches between a current devito and 4ft 4 dinklage 5 inches is certainly a noticeable difference
Tall Sam said on 15/Mar/22
Would be interesting to see a current day De Vito with Peter Dinklage, 4 inches is not inconsiderable but not a huge difference.
Toby Barrett said on 14/Mar/22
hey rob the 2000 guinness world records book list him at 5 foot tall
Editor Rob
I doubt he measured that barefoot.
Rapha said on 29/Jan/22
Hi Rob

He has shrunk a lot for someone his stature. I would have thought that someone his stature almost do not shrink when getting old because of a very short spine. How do you explain that he has shrunk 1 inch ?
Editor Rob
Yeah the shorter the spine, you'd think the odds are higher for less shrinkage.
Ian C. said on 12/Oct/21
De Vito has an interesting personality in that he has always played a courageous alpha male. (Other than in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in which he had no dialogue.) His movie persona is roughly the same as Gene Hackman's. In Twins, he has a more dominant personality that Arnold Schwarzenegger. Can his real life personality be the same? Could you be four foot ten and then go around bullying people and get away with it, and not also carry a gun?
Ian C. said on 5/Oct/21
Hello Rob. Never, under pain of severe social awkwardness, make any mention of a short man's height when you are speaking to him. I'm tall and I am delighted to be asked how tall I am. When I tell people that I'm six foot four, I'm bragging. But ask a short guy how tall he is, or even allude to his size, and it's as if you had called him a dirty name.

Of course, you'd think that DeVito wouldn't mind. He is, after all, a dwarf, and there is zero chance that he could ever pass himself off as a man of normal height. He's rich and famous. Why would he object to anyone asking, merely out of interest, how tall he is? Well, he does.

Another, similarly weird thing, is that handsome men dislike being told they're handsome. (Not a hazard I've ever had to worry about.) The form there is, they haven't really noticed that they are handsome, and anyway they don't care one way or another that they are. Beautiful girls don't really like to be told they're beautiful either, but this might be due to the natural empathy and kindness of most women. I'll bet beautiful girls feel kind of sorry for plain girls and don't like to make anybody feel badly about being plain.
Editor Rob
I suppose it also ties into your personality type and the way society views shortness
Editor Rob said on 27/Aug/21
I saw this quote from Andrew Morton (biographer)...

"Colin Firth was approached to play me. He turned down the opportunity of a lifetime. Foolish man. Where is he now I wonder. When asked by journalists who should play me, I suggested Danny DeVito. It was a joke. You see I am 6ft 4ins and he is 4ft 9ins. I thought it was funny. No one else did. Last year I met him at a wedding in Hollywood and told him the height story. He listened politely. But he didn’t laugh either. What is it with you Americans? And by the way he is a lot smaller in real life."

Interesting he also used the 4ft 9 figure...
Ian C. said on 26/Jul/21
DeVito played a lot of parts where is dwarfism seemed to be irrelevant. That is, the part could have been played by a man of average or greater height with no change to the screenplay. None of the other characters in the movie seems to notice or care that DeVito's character is a dwarf. This is not the same phenomenon as a short (but normally proportioned) actor pretending to be tall. Alan Ladd in Shane, for example is not only treated as a tall man, but efforts are made to make him seem tall. He is not shown to be clearly short, but with no consequences to being short.
Genau said on 10/Jan/21
Peak 150 cm current 146
Mma Eric said on 19/Dec/20
I could see him being as short as 4’7. I think his peak was no more than 4’9 if even that’z
Infalible said on 16/Dec/20
Peak: 148 cm
Current: 144 cm
Ian C. said on 3/Dec/20
I had a professor once who was four foot ten. A very confident, good-humoured and gracious man. If I had to pick, I'd rather be four foot ten than six foot ten. Better to be cute than scary.
J2Frenzy said on 19/Nov/20
Guys we shouldn’t trust Arnie for height estimates given he’s shrunk to 5’11 at best and is still claiming over 6’0. Danny saying 5’ on a good day is presumably a morning Bust a Gut measurement. So 4’10.25 peak and 4’9.5 now
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Nov/20
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A very happy belated birthday to Danny DeVito, who turned 76 yesterday.

4ft10 peak and 4ft9 now. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Littlelee5ft6 said on 4/Jun/20
Patricia his son is at least 5ft 5 that's not barely over five foot. I wouldn't class myself as barely over five foot. Well maybe as a joke
6'4 and a half leperchaun said on 22/Apr/20
Like Arnold said 4'9''. Today DeVito shrunk 1-2 inches. Great actor enjoyed DeVito in Hoffa.
Patricia Thomas said on 22/Sep/19
If he only has multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, is that genetic? His son is barely over 5ft.
Pappy said on 23/Jul/19
@Film Fan: That isn't true. Danny doesn't have dwarfism, but he does have multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, which is a condition that affects the growth of bones.

DeVito is an amazingly talented actor and if he stood on his talent and charisma he'd be 20 feet tall and change.
Nik123 said on 4/Jun/19
Rob I live in Atlanta, and saw Danny Devito at a hotel in February. He was here for the super bowl no doubt. His head came a little above my shoulder like it does here with Kaitlin Olson. I wasn't wearing heels like her of course lol, I'm a guy. Would you say I'm 5'8 or 5'9?
Editor Rob
You could be anywhere in that range, but it's always best doing a measurement to discover the truth.
Film Fan said on 29/May/19
It’s kind of crazy that Danny Devito would be less than a head taller than Peter Dinklage if they stood side by side. People don’t seem to realize just how close Danny Devito is to being a dwarf, yet he doesn’t have a condition.
MilkyB said on 25/May/19
In August of 2007, I was in the same subway car as someone that looked just like like Danny DeVito. Based on the height of the doppelganger, I'm confident in saying he is 4'10.5" at a minimum.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 21/May/19
Nik123 if he was around your shoulder he'd be about a foot shorter than you so wouldn't be 4ft 10. 4ft 9 seems accurate
James Keffer (185 cm) said on 29/Apr/19
Littlelee well he's shorter than 5'0 peak Rhea Perelman so I guess so.
Nik123 said on 20/Feb/19
I live/am from and uber part time in atlanta. Day after super bowl I did a drop-off at place he was staying and actually got to saw him which was really cool. I am a legit 5'8, and he was standing next to me and was around my shoulder like he is with kaitlin here. I'd say 4'10 better. He is small but at least 4'10 I feel.
Ian C. said on 14/Dec/18
So Danny DeVito has been credibly accused of lying about his height? What could possibly have been the point? If I were that short, and inclined to lie, I'd lie the other way, and claim to be shorter. Or I'd just say that I was six foot two, and forget 'em if they can't take a joke.

He's five foot tall "on a good day?" What day might that be? There are days when the international standard meter changes length?
Scott Adkins said on 9/Oct/18
Jake DeVito looks about 8 inches taller. 5'5 - 5'6.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Oct/18
Quite honestly, Danny didn't look more than 4ft10 in 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'! He was a tiny authority figure in 'The War of the Roses' too - and so funny!

4ft10.25 peak, 4ft9 now.
Littlelee168cm said on 13/Sep/18
James he was never 5 ft this listing is right 4ft 10 peak look how tall he made Michelle pheifer look in batman returns I know she wore heels but if he was 5 foot she'd have looked 8 or so inches taller when she looked close to a foot taller
James Keffer said on 12/Sep/18
Peak height was pobably 5 ft. current height seems about 4'10.
Becky said on 11/Jun/18
If you look up his kids' heights and Rhea's height and look at them in pictures, it's hard to put him anywhere NEAR five feet tall.
James B 170.8cm said on 8/May/18
Interesting rob hes lost more height than al pacino yet he was 8 inches shorter at his peak
Ian C. said on 14/Apr/18
Here's an interesting exercise: Call up a series of mass portrait pages from Celebrity Heights and see how many people you an find who are under five feet tall. There are not a lot. There are more people over six foot six on this website than there are less than five feet. This is the reverse of what I see everyday in the Canadian city where I live. People five tall or less are quite common here, although many are ethnically Asian, whereas extremely tall people are comparatively rare.
Tall In The Saddle said on 25/Oct/17
Not to be patronising or cliched but seriously, Mr DeVito is possessed of such talent, presence, confidence and conviction that even if you pause initially to ponder his height whatever it be, you quickly forget about it. He simply is Danny DeVito and absolutely unique - as we all would like to think we are but aren't necessarily so. Mentally I link him with Joe Pesci who could play as scary a character as anyone could imagine.
Grey said on 14/Sep/17
Rob, how tall is his son, Jake DeVito?
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 10/Aug/17

Might even be a bit under 4'9" if anything.
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
Was he really only 4'9"? I would've thought he was 5' or 4'11.
Johan said on 28/Jul/17
Seems to be a perfect height next to Olsen ;)
Geoff said on 10/Jun/17
How much height do you think Kaitlin is gaining from her heels in that photo, Rob? Trying to work out where a 4 ft 9er like Danny would come up to on a 5 ft 8er like you under the same conditions. Comparing to Melissa Rauch's photo who is only 1.5" taller it looks like about the bottom of your chin at the very lowest, but then I look at Deep Roy's photo and he seems way over 5 inches below that point to me. It's confusing me but then I'm not good at telling these things. Thanks!
Editor Rob
Deep Roy is basically a bit under 4ft 4

I doubt she's getting any more than 2.5-2.75 range, so at least 1.5 inches...he could still look 4ft 10-10.5 there with Kaitlin if she of course is 5ft 8.

I linked to it before, but for anybody who didn't see, Arnie described Devito 4ft 9 and had a joke with Ronnie Corbett.
Lee168cm said on 4/Jun/17
Rob would you guess him a foot shorter than kaitlin here shes probably 5'11 in the pic which makes danny 4'11 in shoes and an inch shorter or so barefoot
Sandy Cowell said on 26/May/17
I'm really quite surprised that Danny doesn't have more 'traffic' passing through his page! He is the smallest actor I can think of to have made such a significant contribution to the film industry, and that's quite something!
Editor Rob
he did have more in the past, there was a lot of comments missing from 2012-2007.

But, comments themselves on websites are far less prevalent than 5-10 years ago.

As for Danny, with Mara Wilson who is a bit over 5ft and in very basic heel, I don't think he'd be under 4ft 9.
Phil said on 25/May/17
is devito a dwarf?
Duhon said on 24/May/17
If he's ever seen photographed with Peter Dinklage I wonder if people will be surprised at how close they actually are? I think Danny's pegged taller than he is and Dinklage shorter.
Joe G Bowen said on 27/Mar/17
I like Danny DeVito acting ability - having been around several great actors i'm a lite more informed than some ind's on m ma my actors must put up with to avoid being type cast.
I knew James Best whp played sheriff on Dukes of Hazzard, on a personal level & he moved to Jackson,Miss. back in the late 1960s & 70s, helped set up new stage/old little theater in Jaxn, Ms & we double dated, fished & partied together for several yrs.
James Best was a great actor ad was my Cousin Merrell Williams who had a PhD in acting was instrumental in bringing down big tobacco companies in 1990's. The movie The Insider, was made about Merrell bringing down big tobacco cos. James Best & Merrell commented to me many times that often actors guard constantly to not be type cast as this can reduce how a studio looks at them for movie roles.
Joe G. Bowen,
Nickname, Joe G.
Miss Gulf Coast
abe said on 5/Mar/17
140 cm and no more
Roger said on 16/Feb/17
You don't yhave to be big and tall to be a good actor!
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/17
I've heard all sorts about Danny's height but never have I heard that he's this near to the ground!
He still manages all types of roles despite this diminutive height! He hasn't let him ruin his career or his confidence so I think he is worthy of a great deal of respect! He certainly has mine!
Editor Rob said on 23/Sep/16
Noticed he did admit to being under 5 foot...but only by the quarter inch.
Mat said on 6/Jul/16
Kevin Hart is 4-5 inches taller than this guy. Mind Blown.

If I was his height I would have killed myself. Props to the guy for making a quite succesfull carreer out of this.
Ren said on 5/Jul/16
Danny is 4 ft
Jfjfjfn said on 15/Apr/16
Should take lessons in confidence from this guy
Johnny said on 29/Mar/16
This is when it gets to the point where when someone walks up to you and asks you how tall you are, instead they ask you how short you are. "Hello sir if you don't mind me asking, how short are you" Lol. All joke's aside though the guy was bigger than life itself in all his great films especially Taxi and Romancing The Stone.
Dingus said on 15/Mar/16
Peak height 4'10.50"
Current height 4'09.75"
thedude said on 22/Feb/16
yeah he makes clooney look like porzingis... and clooney isnt more than 5.10 at his age
Randy said on 21/Jan/16
Yes Danny is more like 4'8 they tried to help him out by listing him at 5'0 but i know better than that he is very short.
LongDongSilvers said on 31/Dec/15
It's refreshing to see someone so successful not be a towering figure. Great man, funny, just perfect. Never really gives the "little guy" impression
Sebs said on 21/Nov/15
"Only 5'11" lol
JJ said on 19/Nov/15
In the Nespresso commercial, George Clooney and Danny DeVito walk side by side. Danny is about an inch or so below George's shoulder. I am 6' tall, and my wife is 4'10", and she is even with the top of my shoulder. George is only 5'11'', which leads me to think that Danny is maybe 4' 7.5" tall, if that. In a couple of shots in the commercial, Danny looks like he might even be only 4' 6", because he really makes George look really, really tall.
umadguy said on 21/May/15
didnt look over 6 foot with danny devito(4'9/10) and kelly preston(5'5) in the film twins in lots of scenes,and today only a 4/5 inch height loss can explain from 6'1/2 to around 5'9/10
gman said on 30/Mar/15
I think he's a great actor and have met him and Rhea and they are both way below 5 foot tall. My wife is 5' nothing so I know what that looks like. As a executive jet pilot we were in very close proximity. I'm guessing 4' 8"...
Moke said on 22/Mar/15
Even the shortest seem to shrink..
Paul S. said on 20/Feb/15
`in matilda looks 159
willb said on 25/Jan/15
Danny DeVito is listed all over the web as being 5' tall, but in reality he's more like 4.7 or 4.8. There are numerous photographs with him with his wife Rhea Perlman (5' tall) where she's towering over him wearing flats.
Perurierez said on 18/Jan/15
Not tall but my family is little the tallest grown adult man in the family is 5"3, I am an adult woman that is 4"9,so I'm average height in my family's eyes and we are from peru
5.7+ said on 20/Dec/14
He is a great actor.
TJ said on 8/Dec/14
Lauren, you really think that DeVito looks 5'3 in his films? Never.
LAUREN said on 7/Dec/14
Danny looks160 cm in films
Gg said on 4/Oct/14
I'm only 8 but way taller than Danny I mean he's so so short no afence but it's true
The Exorcist said on 21/May/14
American Pie actor Jason Biggs looks close to a full foot taller than Danny.
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the shredder said on 22/Apr/14
Agree , 4'10 max
John said on 21/Apr/14
That's more accurate. He's not 5'0. I know someone who's 5'0 but he looks a lot taller than Danny Devito.
Ian C. said on 19/Mar/14
Actually, Super Marko, I loaned John Kenneth Galbraith a pair of pants one time, and he had to roll up the cuffs. (This may or may not be a lie. I'm not sure right now, because I'm drunk.)

But okay, y'got me, many tall people are long-lived. But I would bet that a statistical analysis would show that, over five foot four, height is inversely proportional to longevity. I suspect that one of the reasons women live longer than men is because of their smaller size.
Super Marko said on 20/Nov/13
@ Ian C.

Jack Palance 6'3'' died at 87
James Arness 6'7'' died at 89
Christopher Lee is 6'4'' and 91
Clint Walker 6'6 and 87
Geoffrey Holder 6'5'' and at great shape at 83
George Kennedy is 6'4'' and 88
Max von Sydow is 84 and 6'4''
and of course John Kenneth Galbraith that was 6'8'' and lived until 98,cmon,you arent taller than that

the shortness-longevity theory is note cause and result,and it is about numbers of people,not individuals.
Sam said on 13/Aug/13
Charlie Day can look a solid 7 inches taller than DeVito IMO.
Mark said on 11/Aug/13
If he is 4ft9 then Charlie Day has gotta be like 5ft4.
dmeyer said on 5/Aug/13
8 years ago i met him he was about 4 ft 9-9.5
Lo said on 4/Aug/13
On It's always sunny in Philadelphia, Dee(Kaitlyn Olson's character) referred to Devito's character as "4ft10" so yeah, apperantly this is spot on.
Ian C. said on 3/Aug/13
Very short guy, but he seems healthy. That is, his height is not the result of some syndrome that is associated with a heart defect, or something like that. I have a theory that healthy short people have an advantage in longevity, and it will be interesting to see how long DeVito lives. Except that I'm unlikely to find out, as I'm unusually tall, and won't outlive him.
moe said on 24/Jun/13
She has heels on!
Sunny said on 17/May/13
Charlie Day only looks 4 to 5 inches taller at most. I'd say Danny is 5 feet tall. I dunno why people would downgrade him. People think I'm shorter than I am too.
Ed said on 16/Mar/13
Who cares? The guy is a super actor. He can be a bad guy - he can be funny - he always ads to the project he is in.
Jacob said on 11/Feb/13
Danny is not 5 feet. My daughter is 5 feet and is clearly taller than him. I would suggest 4'8 or 4'9
Duhon said on 30/Nov/12
@ Runt i doubt stallone's customs give him 6 inches in height, as devito would need to reach the 5'3" or 5'4" height of pesci.
runt said on 29/Nov/12
If he wore Sly Stallone customs, he could play a Joe Pesci gangster.
Lebensdorf said on 11/Nov/12
It's funny, often you'll see magazines report that he's 5 feet tall. There's no way he's that tall. He has to be around 4'8 or 4'9, and his (now ex) wife is about 4'11. I saw them at a restaurant once. Danny's head was barely over the hostess's lectern when he came in. He's very tiny, coming up to the waists of some guys.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Nov/12
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Arnie himself says Devito is 4'9
John said on 25/Aug/12
Gosh, I knew he was short but didn't realise that he was somewhat under 5 feet.
Dee said on 16/Jun/12
Danny DeVito's height is part of what makes him hilarious :D but once he starts acting, we all immediately fall in "love" with his character lol and sooner or later we dont even notice his height
Taylor said on 5/Jun/12
Camera angles most likely
Chris said on 8/Feb/12
Kristen Bell is listed @ 5'1, but I'm watching "When in Rome" and she towers over Danny Devito
Frank2 said on 22/Jun/09
I met him one day at Fox as I was pulling into my parking space. He's almost dwarf-like in height. Well under 5'.
Michael said on 21/Jun/09
I'm 5'5 or just a little more and I met him...he was below my head. This definitely seems right. Borderline dwarf. Does he have some kind of kidney thing?
aram x said on 10/May/09
Danny also has a daughter (Lucy Devito) who's about his height from this pic
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So I guess the Devito family has the shortness gene?
aram x said on 22/Apr/09
I am pretty sure 4,10" seems just around the mark for Devito bc if Rhea Pearlman is 5,1" at best Devito still looks at least 3 inches shorter from this peak (of course I factor in her heel advantage) Click Here
dave said on 13/Feb/09
my brother who is 5'2" and a fraction stood next to Devito and Devito appeared to be about 4 " inches shorter. DeVito is about 4'10 if that
me said on 1/Feb/09
doug, I tip my cap
Brenda said on 29/Jan/09
What can I say I am only 4'9" tall.HA HA I love Danny Devito and Gary Coleman.

I think they are two great actors. Good things do come in small packages!
Doug said on 24/Jan/09
I'm about 6'2".5 189cm in normal shoes. Just had a look in passing and on tip toes where I can reach 6'4" in shoes like Hasselhoff mentioned below, a person with a height of 4 ft 10 inches would come up to just below my heart level. The picture below would indicate that Devito is not a bit over this and actually a little shorter, more like 4'9". He has never looked 5 ft even in his prime I think.
Bouncer said on 3/Jan/09
Anything over 4'11 flat for DeVito even in his very best prime is nuts. Anyone agree?
Seagully said on 9/Dec/08
In the text above at the top it says at least two inches taller(the wife) that is because she is wearing stilletos so this so called fact is now false danny divito is 5'and 2cm exactly
Striker said on 7/Dec/08
I agree, he looks around 4'9/4'9.5 today, but in his prime he definitely looked taller, not like 5'0, but 4'10.5/4'11
Big T said on 26/Nov/08
The male cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia must be short
runt said on 17/Nov/08
oops, thats 5-2 for gary
runt said on 17/Nov/08
I'm not trying to be funny either but I had a serious thought. If either Danny Devito or Gary Coleman would get limb lengthening surgery and wear lifts, I think the fascination would re-awaken their carreers. Danny could pull off 4'9.5"+3"surgery+3"lifts=5'3.5" (basically Michael J. Fox height) and Gary could pull off 4'8"+3"surgery+3"lifts=5'1". Nobody would blame either one of them for the surgery and noone has to know about the lifts. I think they would get alot of role offers just out of fascination.
glenn said on 13/Nov/08
not to sound funny or anything a crowd of people chased after michael douglas(who i obtained again seconds before the saw him)after a boxing match,and during this mess,i nearly knocked devito to the ground,not knowing he was in front of me,cause people pushed me.last week.i said "sorry danny",he said "no problem".
leonari said on 12/Nov/08
DC: nice post. Good to see that there still are folks with a brain,heart and soul. I'm down with you man.
DC said on 12/Nov/08
I like his acting skills his height doesn't matter to me hes shorter than me and way so talented I would love to meet him in person! I respect him for his acting skills I don't care about height just got curious when I saw get shorty I thought he was a great actor in that movie
DC said on 12/Nov/08
he's a good actor I don't care about height I think that a person is attractive mostly by face value and personailty a positive talent plus
why not said on 1/Nov/08
Short looks even shorter on men. I don't know about him but I've heard Rhea Pearlman is 5 ft. 1
runt said on 30/Oct/08
Looks exactly 2 heads shorter than David Hasselhoff. If Hasselhaoff has a 9" head, it puts Danny at 4-10. But neither of them is standing straight.

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rich said on 26/Oct/08
4ft 9 is probably the closest.
Ahleks said on 23/Oct/08
If you think this guy has ever been 5', you are kidding yourself.

He is literally dwarfed by 5'9" Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Looks like everyone else in the movie is standing head and shoulders above him.
anonymous said on 16/Oct/08
in twins he was at least 2 feet shorter than arnold swarzeneggar. So i would say he's 145cm at most.
Kate said on 4/Oct/08
Definately 4'10". Everytime I see him standing next to others and objects of referance in a scene, he looks exactly the same size as my boyfriends father - which is 4'10".
Stinky said on 23/Sep/08
Hey, Alexandraa, although you may be treated young due to your height, I'm 6' 3" and people think that I'm about 17, at most. In the end it doesn't matter what people think--we're all just animals, after all. Don't obsess over what the hateful believe.
I thought DeVito was awesome in Batman Returns, BTW.
thekiddd said on 20/Sep/08
Why People think he is 5'0 or 5'1" is beyond me.
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/08
i met him. well, actually, i almost walked into him. he's pretty short. about up to my chest and i'm 5'5" however, this was a very brief encounter so i might not be 1000% correct...
runt said on 21/Aug/08
it's already been mentioned that Devito was in thick soled shoes on SNL in a skit with Rachel Dratch and Cheri Oteri and he was the shortest. Can't be 5'
Dr. Lecter said on 6/Aug/08
He looks shorter than 5', but he is a giant in acting
Clay said on 5/Aug/08
Rob took away two inches because Danny really is 4'10''.
EB said on 16/Jul/08
BIG BAD 5 foot 8 Rob has to pick on poor little Danny DeVito.
The guy says hes a measily 5 foot and you take 2 inchhes away from him.
YOUR A MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!
Dee said on 13/Jul/08
Iagree Meow. I am actually 1 inch under 5 foot and I always round it up to 5 foot - it does sound so much better ... yes, I have a height complex :-) - I was just watching a show with Danny DeVito (It's Always Suny In Philadelphia) and - as I always am when I see him in his actng roles - was fascinated by his height andwent on to google it which ought me here. I was astonished to read that he is infact my height. Wow! Now I REALLY have a height complex.. is that how short I really ook? When I saw him standing in a restaurant against people who were stting, I thought he MUST be quite a bi shorter than me. Yikes1 I always knew I was short,now I realise I am practically miniture. Well, i'm off to do my stretching exercises now. AuReviour :-)
Meow said on 12/Jul/08
I'm 5'2, and I don't look THAT short! Danny Devito always looks really short, especially compared to other people. He must be under 5 foot, I'd say 4'11 atleast. If I was an inch or so under 5 foot I'd most likely say I was 5 foot, round it up. I think that's probably what he does. There's a difference in people's reactions if you say 4 foot something to 5 foot. I think people think aslong as your in the 5 foot range it's not a big thing.
Alexandra said on 12/Jul/08
aww he is smaller than me and i'm only twelve
Izzy said on 9/Jun/08
He's 5', not 4'10" he doesn't look that short, trust me someone 4'10 would be below the shoulder of somebody 173 centimeters.
Jane said on 16/May/08
I doubt he's 4ft 10. Maybe 4ft 11 1/2 at the very least. Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Reich is 4ft 10 1/2 and he looks like he has a hard time carrying himself. That would mean he's shorter than him by 1/2 and inch and he's pretty tiny.
lawliet said on 24/Mar/08
In "it's always sunny in philadelphia" the character Dee described the dad played by DeVito as 4ft10 in the episode "Dennis & Dee Get A New Dad"
chris said on 29/Oct/07
i've always thought that danny is about 5ft3 or something
at norm said on 22/Oct/07
He really fits to that "penguin" character in Batman. Danny DeVito came great as a comedian and been known in the world despite his height, at least short people can take DeVito as an inspiration that we could excel no matter how small we are.
Brenda said on 20/Oct/07
As I was always told growing up (as I was alway short) Good things come in small packages I am only 4'9" tall Danny is one of the good ones!
glenn said on 7/Oct/07
as d-ray says,who saw him too,its 4-8 for danny.
Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
Great Actor !!!. HeΒ΄s a good comedian, also made a magnificent "Penguin". Glenn may be right about DannyΒ΄s height.
Jon Doe said on 18/Sep/07
I think alot of people exaggerate though.Short guys seem to look shorter than short women.I always thought Danny was 5feet tall,he's gotta be atleast 4'11.
ted said on 22/Aug/07
Danny DeVito is the proof that height can't have a negative effect on people
I Know It All said on 17/Aug/07
Glenn's always pretty accurate!! ...he's taller than 4'9". Usually on ur average person, 1 foot is from ur head to ur shoulders, Glenn's a little under average height, so should be less than a foot in difference!
kingsauce67 said on 6/Aug/07
can we all agree now that Danny is either 4'9 or 4'10?
RICHARD said on 5/Aug/07
I have this big-screen TV so when I watch a movie with Danny in it he actually looks 6'5
Anonymous said on 26/Jul/07
Yes I agree, I am from Vietnam and I am only 166cm tall but I never gave much thought about it... and judging people by their heights is stupid !
Lee said on 23/Jul/07
You know Franco, It's people like you who make me sick with anger. To bully someone because of their height, it's pathetic. And I don't believe Devito is anything under 5 foot tall. In Relative strangers he was about 3 inches shorter than Kathy Bates who is 5'3" tall barefoot. So 5' is just right. In batman returns Michelle Pfeiffer doesn't exactly tower over him and she's 5'8" tall. As cat woman she wore real high heels so i'd say she stood 6 foot tall with the heels on and even then he didn't look like a dwarf next to her. Plus he's a real nice guy so stop bullying people because they're small. I'm 21 and 5'6" and nobody bullies me, and i'm tiny.
SEBY Romania said on 15/Jul/07
even he is a LITTLE man he is a HUGE actor.... he is 1.45...i am taller than him with... 44 cm....I'm 1.89 and i'm only 16 yrs. old
Mr. R said on 9/Jul/07
I ran into Danny and Rhea recently ata party for the cast of "Twelve Angry Men" starring her Cheers co-star George Wendt. I alwasy thought that Danny was at least 5 foot. WRONG!! We ended up in the garage together getting our cars, and he is at best 4-10. Rhea may be about two inches taller.
leonari said on 7/Jul/07
Franco: you are starting to piss me off with your insulting remarks...

Rob why are you supporting this fool??
Jon Doe said on 30/Jun/07
Guys, in the friends eposode that features Danny Devito playing a stripper (which was funny as hell I might add) those girls were definetly wearing heels plus he was wearing the police hat so how in the f*ck could you judge his height from that at all? I thought he was 5feet tall and his wife Rea was 5'2.
Maria Bassi said on 21/Jun/07
Wow Danny is around the same hight as me. I am 4 foot 10. and also Italian.
17,181 said on 21/Jun/07
5'9 today like his stunt double in deck the halls,well done kingsauce67 for finding that.
Jerry said on 5/Jun/07
I work for a TV station in Philadelphia. He was here to promote "It's always Sunny in Philadelphia" and we interviewed him. I am 5'6...Danny did NOT make it up to my chin. I'd definitely say he's 4'9 or 4'10!!
X said on 19/Apr/07
Don't the armed forces, or at least when DD would have enlisted, have a height requirement?
If so, anyone know what it is/was for men?
Anonymous said on 12/Apr/07
glenn looks like a giant =D
TheJerk said on 10/Apr/07
If Glenn were ACTUALLY under 5-8 like many would have us believe we'd have to give Danny the dreaded "4-6.5" listing.
D. Ray Morton said on 10/Apr/07
Looked around 4'8" to me. Nowhere near 5'.
osama said on 9/Apr/07
hello, does anybody know how tall danny's parents were?

Editor Rob
4ft 6 nowadays, maybe 4ft 8, but if he was 4ft 6 he'd look 4 inches taller than This guy beside me.
anie said on 8/Apr/07
When i was 4'10 i was elewen or maybe ten, bet I was groving very slow so now i'm just 5'1 - 5-1,5.
megan said on 1/Apr/07
WOW!!!!!!!!! im taller than him. the average eleven year old is probably taller than him! when i was 4'10" i was twelve! dakota fanning and abigail breslin are probably also taller than him. that is pretty amazing.
Editor Rob said on 14/Feb/07
The highest I've seen Devito is in a 1989 article in a St Louis newspaper.

Shockingly described "The 5-foot-4-inch DeVito"!
Anonymous said on 9/Feb/07
Kristin Chenoweth is 4'11 and pictured in that article as well and seems taller than Danny Devito.
Anthony said on 7/Jan/07
I think Danny was about 4'10 at his peak, but nowadays, I think he's scraping the 4'8 mark. Doesn't rreally matter though, he's an excellent actor and seems like a really cool guy.
sleuth said on 2/Dec/06
On Saturday Night Live recently he was in a skit with Cheri Oteri and Rachel Dratch and boy is he's definitely under 5'
Parker said on 1/Dec/06
Here's an article from the UK Sun today. The paper claims the journalist to be 5ft even and she is photographed full length with Danny at the bottom of the page

Click Here
Stretch said on 1/Dec/06
After watching the clip of Danny on The View in which he made the female co-hosts look like 7-foot power forwards for the Dallas Mavericks, we used "remote sensing" equations and this website to conclude DeVito is between 4' 8" and 4' 9".
kingsauce67 said on 21/Nov/06
I think this link will put an end to this controversy. It is a website for Danny's stunt double. His name is Micheal Munoz and he is 4ft 9in. If you click on one of the photos, there is one of Danny and him standing right next to each other, side by side. Sad to say, his stunt is a tad bit taller or at least the same height as Danny. I didnt realize Danny was so tiny. Danny obviously has been shrinking over the years. I think he was possibly 5 feet tall in his prime but he may be only 4ft 8 according to this picture. I think he rounds his height to 5ft becasue its easier and less embarassing. Check it out:
Click Here
George H said on 23/Oct/06
All I know is that he's shorter than his wife, Rhea Pearlman, and she ain't particularly tall either :)
Glenn said on 14/Sep/06
Oh,this friend was 6-1.5.
Glenn said on 14/Sep/06
I had this friend that was a bad judge at height that said Danny was 5-4 too! but he also said DMX was 5-8.I saw 5-9ish.then he retracts his spine to 5-11,6ft!
kenny said on 13/Sep/06
his even shorter than 147 in pic above beside abit hunching glenn.. i gave him 144 at most..
jimmy said on 3/Sep/06
I don't think he's under 4'10, I'm a small man myself (5-1), I met him inNY about some 8 years ago I gave no more than an inch to him, also in the Batman Returns movie you could clearly see that Michael Keaton gave no more than 10 inches to him
JMG said on 28/Aug/06
hes not 4-10...hes ridiculously short but not that 4-10 he would technically be considered a dwarf(4-10 and under for men) he's like 4-11 to 5-0
dmeyer said on 2/Aug/06
my mother is 153-55cm range and he seemed shorter than her when i met him so about 4 10
Mike dude said on 25/Jun/06
i don't know, Danny looks pretty short to me. He is of course only 5'
Alex said on 23/May/06
I remember in Twins he was over a foot shorter than 6'0 Arnold. 4'10-4'11 at his peak when he was younger but def 4'9ish today.
Glenn said on 21/May/06
You mean cause Wayne and I wear lifts? I was feeling like Chuck Conners and Steven eagle actually.who both share my b-day.
D. Ray Morton said on 20/May/06
Looks 4'8". Glenn is a monster next to this guy.

(Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush)
Frank2 said on 19/May/06
Glenn, so tell us, how does it feel to be John Wayne?
CoolJ said on 18/May/06
I personally think we need to shave an inch, maybe two off this guy as sad as it sounds.
Kyle said on 4/May/06
I'm 6'4" tall and standing next danny I would look like I am 10' 5" tall
ha ha ha ha ha ha
sf said on 1/Apr/06
Glenn - which one is you? HA - FUNNY!!!!
lena said on 1/Apr/06
4'10" seems about right. glenn, this is a good picture of you!
Link said on 25/Mar/06
What i find strange is that in the film twins with arn devito also comes up to arnies shoulders, im not saying arny is 5'8" thats just silly, hes not 6'2 but hes definitely not 5'8.

Maybe some dodgy camera angles are taking place here

but in the friends episode he was a LOT shorter than monica and rachel and arent they like 5'4" ish?
He was DEFINITELY over 4 inches shorter than them 2, at least 6, id say 4'10 is a good average, give or take a inch
trueheight said on 13/Mar/06
4'10 seems accurate for *prime*. Take into account that he has been shrinkin(like all men) minutely ever since he hit 40-45, with weight contributing substantially, so 4'8 sounds very rationsal
Anonymous said on 9/Mar/06
He's listed at 5' - Doesn't that tell you something about listings. Oh, and find him and Natalie Portman on and you will see that she is really five foot.
6' & 18 said on 25/Feb/06
Glenn slouching + Devito closer to camera + Devito wearing hat gives illusion of taller and actually slight advantage...I think Devito is 4' 9" from that based on Glenn's height. :|
CoolJ said on 31/Jan/06
Glenn looks like he's even slouching a bit.. which is the main reason why I think DeVito might be under 4'10.
Parker said on 31/Jan/06
From the shoulder to the tip of someone's head is about a foot. If you watch episodes of spin City you will see top of MJF head is in line with the 6'4 Mayor's shoulder - In the above photograph it is difficult to tell with Danny's hat so we are at 4'8-4'10. Personally I'd half the difference. At 4'9 you are probably within an inch of his actual height - With posture and footwear, and the time of day you are measured, its virtually impossible to guess anyone's height more accurately than that.
Marc said on 26/Jan/06
TJ is right. The most Glenn can be is 10 inches. 4'10" + 10" = 5'8" Glenn. So, 4'10" should be right. My cousin the same height as Devito, but I'm 5'10", so she only comes up to about my collar bone.
TJ said on 15/Jan/06
Is it really easily a foot difference as some are saying? Look at the very top of Danny's head and move across to Glenn. It comes to just under Glenn's chin. He's max 10 inches taller than Danny.
Glenn said on 15/Jan/06
yes,my first guess was 4-8.
J. said on 13/Jan/06
Wow, Danny makes 5'8" Glenn look like a giant!
Mario said on 13/Jan/06
Even at his peak he was no more than 4 ft 10, just compare to (ex)-legitimate 6 ft 1 guys as Schwarzenegger and Christopher Walken. I have even my doubts if he comes those days to the 4 ft 10 mark.
Parker said on 13/Jan/06
Glenn looks about a foot taller than Danny to me in this. Glenn - would you agree?
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
Rob,you do realise thats robin williams on the right of the original photo?

Editor Rob
yeah, I split it up ;)
CoolJ said on 12/Jan/06

Thats easily a foot of difference.. and up next to Glenn. I think he's fallen short of 4'10"
Arturo said on 2/Jan/06
to me Devito looks like 4'-6" in "Tweens" Arnold is about 2 feet taller than him
d said on 4/Dec/05
danny de vito is 1m65 5'5'' near schwarzenegger
blah said on 9/Nov/05
why do you guys obsesse about height, 0.00feet to 5'11'' is short!
Cobra said on 1/Nov/05
What I don`t understand, why he should lie about his height?
4ft10 is short, 5ft1 is short. Short is short. ;)
So I believe his 5 ft.
But a good comedian!
Shorty said on 1/Nov/05
I would still give him 5 feet. If he were to lie about his height he would probably say something taller than 5 feet.

Andrea said on 4/Sep/05
Aaaaah. Danny DeVito's definitely 4'10". I think he said so himself, too. And in any case... he's still taller than me. I'm 17 and 4'9", haha. :D
Ricardo said on 7/Aug/05
I don't think it has anything to do with perception. If he was 5'1" he would be 2" shorter than christina ricci with her heels on and his shoes on cuz she is 5'1", in that pic he looks 5"-6" inches shorter which would make him 3"-4" inches shorter if they were both barefoot (were assuming Christina has 3 inch heels.)therefore 3"-4" inches minus 5'1" leaves you with 4'10" and 4'9" respectfully, if you don't beleive me just look at the pic that rob posted carefully and allow your finger to go from danny's head to christina's head and not the the differance... the top of his head is below her eyes.
me said on 7/Aug/05
I agree with the comment made by "Shorty".
Also, a sort man looks even shorter than a short women does. In other words, perception plays a part in it.
TJ said on 12/Jul/05
Definately no taller than 4'10. He looked tiny in his Friends cameo and none of the Friends girls are very tall.
Mr. Klaus said on 12/Jul/05
I agree with this height. In Batman Returns DeVito looks 40cm shorter than Christopher walken who was 185cm at that time.

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