How tall is Dara O'Briain

Dara O'Briain's Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

Irish Comedian and TV presenter known for Mock the Week. On the Jonathan Ross show he said he was "6ft 4".

How tall is Dara OBriain
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 3.46in (191.7cm)
mark thompson said on 19/Feb/23
hey rob, how tall does childrens author michael rosen look in these photos? here he is posing with dara and about 5ft11 sophie dahl, in case you’re not sure he’s the one on the far left. he looks to clear 6 feet easily imo as well as accounting for footwear.

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Editor Rob
He does look at least 6ft, maybe a bit more at peak considering his age.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Sep/22
Rob, maybe 192cm is nearer?

Doesn’t look a solid 6ft4 at all, can give a 6ft3 impression at times (maybe a tad low for him)
Editor Rob
Kind of guy who may well have lost a half inch by 50.
Andrey200 said on 3/Sep/22
Probably the best listing for him. Average guess very wrong.
Mike Sutton said on 4/Jul/22
I'm his cousin. I'm 6'2" and he's at least 1 3/4 to 2" taller than I am.
Daniel Lee said on 25/Apr/22
@Rob how big is his head? is it under average for a 6'4 dude?
Editor Rob
Looking at a few photos, I would have said within average for his height, but maybe a fraction less than average in fact.
Inches_to_cm said on 11/Feb/22
Possibly the most surprising height I've come across on this website
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Oct/21
I haven't written on Dara's page for four and two thirds years now, and it had long left my memory that he's all of six foot four, which is hardly surprising because I've only ever watched the comedian on quiz shows, when he's sitting down. He must have a lot of his height in his legs, because sometimes, you CAN notice that a person is very tall when he's sitting down.


My oh my - I've just seen the above picture, and Dara's legs aren't long in proportion to the rest of him AT ALL! 🤭 I think that if guys leave their shirts dangling instead of tucking them in, it gives the illusion of cutting the height down quite considerably.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/21
Klopp I think is a solid 6ft3½ at least, if not even 6ft3¾ while Dara could be also be that as well. He doesn't look a solid 6ft4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Aug/21
Rob, between O'Briain and Klopp who do you think would measure taller?

I think Dara could be a little under 6ft4 while 6ft3½ could be a low range for they may close enough
Editor Rob
Dara might have lost some height, I don't think Klopp has lost anything noticeable though...arguably they might look closer in a photo today if you saw them together.
Nik Ashton said on 28/Apr/21
It would be great to compare him to Klopp!
MaskDeMasque said on 27/Apr/21
I doubt 6'4. 6'3.5 is a better listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/21
Nudging 300lbs wouldn't shock me...noticeably heavier compared to 10-15 years ago
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/Feb/21
6'3 1/2 tops. 6'4 is overlisted.
James B 172cm said on 16/Jan/21
Arch I saw Dara in London back in 2013 and he looked a bit slimmer than I expected.

He didn't look as tall as I thought he would do either but I guess street/pavement level can throw things of.
J2Frenzy said on 13/Nov/20
@Arch yeah I think anywhere in the 290s could be his range so around 21 stone
Arch Stanton said on 13/Nov/20
No I was right 280 of course is 20 stone, it was 17 st-19 stone I had wrong I was thinking 17 st was 240 and 19 was 268 but it's 266 pounds. 17 stone is 238, 18 is 252, 19 is 266, 20 is 280, 21 is 294 and 22 308.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Nov/20
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
@Arch I know you didn’t ask me, but I’d put Dara at 290+. I don’t think his weight would start with a 3 though. 21 stone sounds right on, even though Google has him at 176

Yeah I'm leaning on the same, slight miscalculation 20 stone is 282 lbs, 21 is 296, 22 308 pounds.
J2Frenzy said on 12/Nov/20
@Arch I know you didn’t ask me, but I’d put Dara at 290+. I don’t think his weight would start with a 3 though. 21 stone sounds right on, even though Google has him at 176
Arch Stanton said on 11/Nov/20
280 is 20 stone, 294 21 stone 308 22 stone I think? Yeah having a look at him on stage and in general he's a very big boned, very heavy set guy, look at his even his legs there, almost Eddie Hall esque! Click Here His sort of height, bone density and mass, I would say close to 300 pounds, 21 stone something, what do you think Rob, Rampage and Canson etc?
Arch Stanton said on 10/Nov/20
6'3 Julian said on 9/Sep/20
How heavy is Dara?

In the above photo? With a height like this and his build, no less than 20 stone, possibly around 300 pounds, near 22 stone possible. Surprisingly intelligent guy, he is a astrophysicist. He looks like a regular guy you'd see down the pub but very few men have the capacity to understand astrophysics.
6'3 Julian said on 9/Sep/20
How heavy is Dara?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/20
I think Acaster is 6ft1 range
Yas said on 5/Apr/20
Acaster gave his height as 6'1 on Taskmaster.
Crab said on 10/Feb/20
Looking at some photos of James and Ed Gamble from their podcast Twitter, he's got to be well over 6ft.

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Can't see footwear and all are standing very loosely/weirdly, but if Dara is 6ft 4 and Ed is 6ft 1 James has got to be somewhere between those two heights. 6ft 2 might be a good guess Lee. Weird how he looked so close to Russell Tovey in Bake Off.
Nik Ashton said on 1/Feb/20
He is astonishingly tall!
Littlelee5ft6 said on 1/Feb/20
Sorry meant james acaster is about 6ft 2
Littlelee5ft6 said on 31/Jan/20
I think James acaster looks about 8 inches taller than Josh widdecombe so maybe near 5ft 2
Crab said on 27/Apr/19
Rob, where would you say this puts James Acaster?

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I can never quite tell if he clears 6ft or not. This photo is similar where he isn't towered by Dara but looks like if Dara stood tall he might be...
Editor Rob
In photos his posture seems up and down a lot...but there he's standing well and seems like he clears 6ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Feb/17
Could look more 6ft3 range because he's heavy
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Feb/17
I would never have thought Dara was THAT tall. Is isn't really 'shaped' like a tall person in my eyes and though he clearly IS tall, his stockiness takes off a good 0.75+ of an inch.
james b said on 31/May/15
that's what I thought too rory when I saw him in london 2 years ago
Rory said on 20/May/15
I walked past him in london today, id question 6'4...Id say 6'3 or 6'3.5.
James Edward Crowley said on 12/Mar/15
@tom yes your 1 inch taller in the morning your close too your low in the
184.3cm said on 18/Feb/15
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6'4 ?? Next to 6'8 Greg Davies on the left...
heightestimator said on 6/Nov/14
Have you seen your fired with Robert Goodwin(6ft 7) candidate from the Apprentice season 10. If your watch the beginning when Dara stood up to shake his hand the height difference look about 4 inches
James B said on 28/Jun/14
6'3.5 possible rob?
Editor Rob
generally he can look near enough 6ft 4 when standing tall, but loose he's going to look more a 6ft 3 guy
jordydecke said on 25/Dec/13
This guy is 6'4? Wow! It just occurred to me that I've never seen him standing up only sitting. I searched him out of curiosity and thought he'd be about 5'8! How wrong can you be!!
James said on 20/Nov/13
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 7/Nov/13
The notorious four letter site has him down as 6ft4.75in/195cm. His girth can make him look 6ft5, just like 6ft2 John Goodman and John Candy could look 6ft3.

193cm is spot on. But, 194cm is also debatable, IMO.

He certainly did not look 6'4.5 when i saw him in london
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/13
The notorious four letter site has him down as 6ft4.75in/195cm. His girth can make him look 6ft5, just like 6ft2 John Goodman and John Candy could look 6ft3.

193cm is spot on. But, 194cm is also debatable, IMO.
James said on 21/Oct/13
Cloncurry says on 11/Oct/13
I can't get into all the points raised in the last message but I knew Dara in college and bumped into him at Dublin airport a few years ago by Irish/British standards he really is a tall man. He is 40 or so and therefore I doubt he has lost height. The idea he is 6ft 2 is frankly absurd. He was at least 6ft 4 when I knew him.

Of course he's not 6ft2 I was just saying that he did not strike me as looking 6'4 when I saw him in London. And yes the street level probably gave an illusion of under 6'4.
Cloncurry said on 11/Oct/13
I can't get into all the points raised in the last message but I knew Dara in college and bumped into him at Dublin airport a few years ago by Irish/British standards he really is a tall man. He is 40 or so and therefore I doubt he has lost height. The idea he is 6ft 2 is frankly absurd. He was at least 6ft 4 when I knew him.
James said on 30/Sep/13
He he I know I said my last post would be on the clint eastwood page but I couldn't resist to tell you this rob.....

I was in London last May and by a freak chance I spotted Dara O'Briain. As well as being shocked to see him in the flesh I was also surprised that he did not look as tall as I would have pictured. He didn't look 6'4 to me at all more like 6'2.

Is it possible rob that maybe the street where i sighted Dara might have made him look shorter from my point of view? He was lower down the street than me

here is an actual pic of the street in London lol

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Could it be the street level rob or maybe he might be getting a little under 6'4 these days with age, posture and his weight problems? Saw Boris Johnson cycling near Buckingham palace the same day as well but obviously couldn't judge since he was on a bike lol.

Would really appreciate your opinions rob cheers.
Editor Rob
I don't think he's as low as 6ft 2, maybe the street/posture could have made him appear near that...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/13
Dara O'Briain - 6ft4.25in/194cm
Jonathan Ross - 6ft1.25in/186cm

He claimed 6ft4 and 6ft5
Mike said on 6/Jun/13
My dad went to one of his shows. Dara came down to the audience and
started asking him questions. My dad stood up and he's a real 5'10.
He commented on how ridiculously tall he is, saying the top of his head
was level with Dara's shoulders!
tom said on 2/Mar/13
is height before bad iis considered real height !
Editor Rob
we all have a morning and an evening. You can choose to say either, or go with an's really up to you, there's no law against claiming an out of bed height.

Personally I wouldn't say that because after a few hours I'm much nearer my low height than I am my morning height.
James said on 23/Feb/13
More likely under 6'4 than over
Trent said on 11/Jan/13
Yeah, he did. I've been looking at Dara more actually and I think he is about 6'3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/12
3in on Jonathan Ross a few years back.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/12
Rob, is 194cm possible?
Editor Rob
I don't think he looks over 6ft 4
Trenton said on 14/Dec/12
He was described as 6'5 in several interview-article things. He also (apparently) claimed 6'5 during a live show. I know I've heard him say 6'4 a few times too.

So yeah 6'4.5 could well be more the truth.
josh b said on 30/Jul/12!/daraobriain/media/slideshow?
Looks to have a good 2 inches over 6'3 Andy Murray
moz said on 12/Feb/12
A guy I know has met him and says he's enormous, well over six feet tall and and built like a fridge.
Godred said on 22/Jan/12
@Drexel - Yeah but Cox and Ross are hard to pinpoint - I`d say Cox is either 6`1 or 6`2.
Drexel said on 20/Jan/12
He's looked huge next to Brian Cox on Stargazing Live this week. Brian's gotta be at least 6,2" judging by the way he's looked next to Jonathan Ross.

6,4" is easy for Dara. Maybe even pushing 6,4.5".
James said on 17/Jun/11
I think 6ft3.5 is more accurate than the proper 6'4
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/May/11
6ft3.5-6ft4 in the pic if that guy is 6ft2.5
James said on 18/Mar/11
This pic was taken in 2005 though and i heard since then dara has been having some health issues so that could have affected his height and posture a bit since he looked 6'2.25-6'2.5 compared to 6'1 jonathan ross.
James said on 4/Mar/11
Really 6'4? Maybe he does not always stand with great posture that and he is quite heavy might make him look shorter?
Cmomo said on 19/Feb/11
He's 100% 6'4, thats me in the photo with him. Im 6'2.5 on the button as I had my height recorded when I played basketball for Scotland. In the photo he was wearing dress shoes with a slight heel and I was wearing cons. If you look at the photo youll see he is leaning in slightly and im standing upright. The gap is still more than 1.5 inches due to his shoes. I'd say he was at least 6'5 with the shoes he was wearing.
James said on 16/Dec/10
6'5 is ridicolous. Look him next to Jonathan Ross he looks 6'3 range. Vince Vaughn who is around 6'4 3/4 looked quite a bit taller in comparison to ross than Dara did.

I have also seen 6'4 jeff golblum on ross and he also looked slightly talelr than dara did next to ross as well.

Dara's official height is 6'3.5 (192cm) fits him perfectly. He's not a legit 6'4. He's also broad as well which is probably why he looked taller.
newbie said on 11/Dec/10
I've seen him live and I'm sure he mentioned 6'5. He's very tall, I'm 6'2 and he was comfortably taller than me.
James said on 5/Dec/10
RampageClover 190.8cm says on 26/Sep/10
He's 6"4.25(194cm)

NO WAY he looks 6'3 with 6'1 Jonathan Ross. I'd say 191-192cm range. 193cm is too much.
Ejel Khan said on 10/Jun/09
He looks a legit 6'4", and towered above so called 6'2" Gordon Ramsey in a cooking programme. Dara had 3" on Ramsey. Big lad!
Cmomo said on 25/May/09
He is massive but was very nice about having the photo taken with me despite it being 5am during the Fringe! Im 6'2.5 and a UK13 show but he was much broader than me. I weigh 14 stone (196 lbs) but id guess hed be at least 16 (224 lbs). I was 17 when that photo was taken and ive bulked up a fair bit since then! lol.
Crisko said on 24/May/09
He's a pretty tall bloke, indeed. It was so funny seeing him interviewing Lucy Porter (pint sized!) at the Edinburgh comedy festival. He was about twice her height! It actually looked ridiculous and she said her neck was sore looking up!
Chaz said on 1/May/09
On the TV show QI both he and Fry said they had size 13UK shoes and he did say 6'4''
Alex5 said on 21/Apr/09
I'd like to see him and Fry match up. Fry's 6'4.5" on this site (which looks about right to be honest) and Dara wouldn't be much smaller but somehow I can picture Stephen being maybe an inch taller. To me Dara looks about 6'3.5"?
joe said on 16/Feb/09
he looks 6'4. i bet hes a really nice bloke as well.
Cmomo said on 4/Feb/09
Im not sure, not by very much i dont think.
Hugh said on 10/Jan/09
Cmomo heve you grown since that picture was taken or are you still 6ft2.5?
jonny said on 30/Jul/08
yeh 6'4" is about right. on the tv show "QI", they were discussing the average height of eskimos being 5'4", and he said "well i'd be exactly a foot taller"
Cmomo said on 21/May/08
Thats me in the pic and me that submitted it to celebheights and to be honest he looked taller than 6'4. I was measured when i was 18 as i was playing basketball for scotland so im pretty sure im 6'2.5 and i know alot of people add an inch or so to their height but i think dara may drop an inch, i think hes 6'5. Having said that i was wearing converse allstars and as i remember he was wearing dress shoes with a slight heel so i may be wrong.

Editor Rob
that must have been about 3 years ago now that picture...time flies!
Hugh said on 29/Feb/08
Towered over Johnathan Ross who I'm having mysterious doubts about his height
(6ft1.5). So 194cm for him.
nosey said on 28/Feb/08
yes i agree he does seem to be rather tall dosnt he u wud neva guess that from mock the week
RussellBrandRocks said on 30/Dec/07
Yeah, he looks about 6.4 -6.5
Lengthy said on 30/Dec/07
I think judging the pic above Dara could be even taller than 6'4. He appears to be bending down abit and is already a good 1.5 inches taller than the 6'2.5 guy. Perhaps 6'4.5 - 6'5?
6'3'' JK said on 3/Aug/07
First i thought he would looked 6'3'', but 6'4'' looks bang on
Baz said on 9/Dec/06
I saw this guy on Jonathon Ross last night and Dara did say he was 6'4 and next to jonathon ross who is supposed to be about 6'2 he looked a good 2-3 inches taller than him
chris said on 5/Apr/06
i know him through connections at the bbc and he said he was exactly 6ft4 and 3/4
bob said on 18/Dec/05
When I saw him on Jack Dee Live at the Apollo I really thought he was about 5'10" (Jack Dee is tiny though). But at the comedy awards he looked a good 2-4 inches taller than Jonathan Ross, so I'd say 6'4" - 6'5". In that photo though, he looks as if he's leaning in quite a lot.

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