Dave Grohl's Height
5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)
American Rock Singer known for Foo Fighters and Nirvana. He said in Mojo Magazine, "I'm six-feet tall"
Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear
Photo by PR Photos
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
5ft 11.73in (182.2cm)
Danimal 5'9 3/4"
said on 17/May/19
Rob, Dave is NOT 5'11 3/4" and if he is, then Chris Cornell was MINIMUM 6'3":
Littlelee5ft6 said on 17/Mar/19
Mike5 it's shawn whose bending down in the photo not dave the guy looks 5ft 9 there
said on 22/Jan/19Click Here
Hetfield looks 4 cm or 5 cm taller than Dave Grohl , What do you think Rob about this difference?
Mike5 said on 15/Sep/18
@ Rik are you dumb? That pic with Mendez you linked, Dave is clearly crouching down quite a bit next to the others
said on 9/Jul/18
5''9 max. With shaun mendez yesterday at quebec summer fest.
Chase said on 13/Mar/18
5’11 and 7/8ths lol
Anonymous said on 12/Dec/17
Peak 6 ft. Now 5 ft 11.75 in
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 29/Nov/17
I'd personally give him the full 6', but he can certainly appear weaker than that times.
Junior said on 27/Oct/17
Dave is 182cm , Krist Novoselic 200cm and Pat Smear 184cm.
MM said on 4/Sep/17
Weak 6 footer.
Spencer said on 24/Jul/17
Crypto139 said on 18/Jul/17
Same body and height as James May from Top Gear. 6 even.
Canson said on 7/Jun/17
@SJH: I'll run with Rob's listing for Barkley only because most people claim he is taller but I believe he dips to 6'4.5 at his lowest. He was 6'4 5/8 at the olympics
S.J.H said on 6/Jun/17
Base on 6'4.75 charles barkley. Dave grohl is nothing over 180cm unless barkley wore cuban boots or hidden sole which is impossible
Headbanger said on 23/May/17
Grohl's face is similar to Sergio Ramos and both have the same height (5'11.5-5'11.75)
Hans Meiser said on 19/May/17
Are you deluded!? You obviously don't know what a 5'7er looks like.
Alex47 said on 18/Feb/17
Dave isn't 6"0 according to me coz he is way shorter than krist ...it doesn't look like a 7inch difference between the heights of Krist and Dave ...he is 5"7 or something like that...I ain't sure this is just a guessing by me..so don't get serious...
Leonardo 1.73m said on 25/Oct/16
Tom looks 5'10.5 with Mustaine and Grohl.
Jay 184cm said on 17/Oct/16
He doesn't quite look 183cm to me. With 6' 2" Chris Cornell, who has a big forehead, there looks to be a bit more than 2 inches. Likewise, with 6'1" Chris Martin, I see more than 1 inch - looks like almost 2. I'd guess 181-2cm.
truth said on 29/Jun/16
Ok maybe 5'11.5 or 6'0, I did not look into his height more.
Tunman said on 23/Jun/16
Does anyone have an idea about Avenged Sevenfold members heights?
Strangely there are no listings for any of them here though the band is quite famous.
Unfortunately other sites are (like always) doing poor work.After looking some pics and vids I would have thought something like this
Matt Shadows is 5'11.5-6' (doubt he's 6'1)
Synyster Gates 5'9.25-.75 (thought 5'10 was possible but saw once a 5'9 listing,hmmm...but no way 4" shorter than Shadows likely 2 or 2.5)
Zacky Vengeance 5'6.25-.75 no way 5'8 let alone 5'9
The Rev strong 6'2 no way 6'4
Arin Ilejay 5'8-8.5 no way 5'10 let alone 5'11
Johnny Crist 5'3-3.5" and near 5'4 is possible for him
Did my best but I'm quite unsure about them,any reliable figures are welcome,thanks
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Novoselic is a legit 6ft7 dude...
annynn said on 27/Jan/16
I met Dave several times in the nineties and I'm 5'8" and was way taller than him lol no way is he 6 feet
Sal said on 14/Jan/16
Pat Smear is also listed at 6' tall and is slouching in the photo. I'd say close to 6 feet, but unclear. Always thought of him as a solid 5'10" guy but thinking 5'11" maybe some change.
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said on 9/Oct/15
With 6ft 2 range Chris Cornell:
He's 6ft guys.
184.3cm (Night) said on 2/Oct/15
I met Tom Araya in person after a gig,(during tattoo the planet tour) same year as 9/11 and he didnt look shorter than 5'11. He was wearing boots but i very much doubt he was getting more than 1.5 inches from them. Jeff hanneman looked to be 5'9-5'10 and Kerry King was incredibly short, my initial impression was 5'4.
TJE said on 30/Sep/15
When standing up straight, he actually looks 5'11.5-11.75 with Tom Araya.
said on 28/Sep/15
Dave seems more "5'10". Here is with Tom Araya from slayer. And Tom is "5'9".
paciugo said on 12/Sep/15
he looked 3-4 inches shorter than allegedly 6'2 David Letterman in their oct. 2014 Late Show appearance. you can easily find the clip on youtube. after they played 'War Pigs' they shook hands with Letterman.
J said on 11/Aug/15
182 cm seems right for Dave
said on 9/Jul/15
Rob, if this listing of Grohl is accurate, which it definitely looks to be, how tall do you think M Shadows (singer of Avenged Sevenfold) is? I've seen him listed closer to 6"1 but in these pictures he looks to be the same height (if a hair shorter??) than Grohl? I'm not sure if it's the camera angle or shoes or what, but I've always had trouble trying to gague this dude's height
I know everyone keeps referencing this pic but that's the only good one i can find :P
Matthew said on 20/Apr/15
[Editor Rob: he was mentioned a couple of times before, anywhere in 5ft 11-6ft range he can look I believe.]
I've seen him listed at 6'1" before but I believe do believe you're right about him being more 5'11" - 6'0".
Art said on 9/Feb/15
Thanks so much for answering Rob!! I hadn't seen that all the other comments were about Serj xD. He is a curious case for sure. Have you considered making a page about him? He's in the spotlight for a couple of years now that SOAD have reformed. Oh and out of curiosity, do you listen to SOAD? :)
said on 7/Feb/15
Hey Rob, if Grohl is indeed 6 feet, how tall do you think Tankian(Soad singer, the guy on the right) is, considering these:
Do You think Grohl has a footwear advantage? Thanks in advance :)
[Editor Rob: he was mentioned a couple of times before, anywhere in 5ft 11-6ft range he can look I believe.]
TJE said on 25/Jan/15
I saw him play last June but I was too far away to . He has a big presence onstage; I thought he was 190-191. But now, I don't think he's 183. Looks more 181-182.
Terramt said on 24/Jan/15
Met the guy just a couple of days ago when they played in Argentina, I'm 181cm tall and the guy stood a little taller than me.
butthead said on 22/Jan/15
met him in the hotel lobby before a show, definitely 183 is right for Dave. Pat is around 185-186.
London Boy said on 2/Jan/15
Dave's claim is legit. 5' 10" for Taylor Hawkins?
MM said on 8/Dec/14
He's taller than Serj Tankian at least an inch even though the latter one is listed as 6'1" virtually everywhere... That's weird...
Rob, is there a chance Grohl is taller than 6 feet and just doesn't care to measure himself properly?
Arch Stanton said on 7/Dec/14
Doesn't look it above but generally yeah this guy never looks under 6 ft, in fact on stage he can seem 6'1 at times.
Tymmo said on 7/Dec/14
he's shorter than the 5SOS guys and non of them are 6ft so he's definitely not 6ft, he's like 177-178cm
Scott said on 29/Nov/14
Dave Grohl is 183 cm Smear is 185 cm
Brock said on 26/Nov/14
Pat Smear 185cm at night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Nov/14
"Dave Grohl's height is 6ft 0¼in (184cm)"
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 14/Nov/14
Yes, well I'm quite sure!
Pollie disturbing said on 12/Nov/14
Well are we very very sure Dave effing Grohl is 6' cuz I'm kinda doing a school report on him,, yes quite stalkerish but ooo well.
Sam said on 4/Nov/14
I've heard that Zac Brown or members of his band were tall but on Sonic Highway recently, Grohl had at least a couple inches on him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
Yep, solid 6ft. Can look 184cm at times
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 24/Oct/14
He's definitely a 6ft guy.
Tod said on 2/Oct/14
6ft1 for Pat Smear
Sam said on 2/Oct/14
There's a scene in World's Greatest Dad where Robin Williams's troubled character receives a hug from a random newspaper stand owner playerd by Novoselic and I believe Robin's head was right in the middle of Novoselic's chest.
Greg 190 cm said on 1/Oct/14
Pat Smear is tall. Dave not
Greg 190 cm
said on 1/Oct/14
Krist Novoselic looks Undertaker and the same height
Arch Stanton said on 30/Sep/14
I must admit in a lot of photos I always was surprised that Krist Novoselic was really 6 ft 7 but here you can see that absolutely it's no BS. Easily looks it if you account for legs apart too!!
David F. said on 29/Sep/14
Dave Grohl is ahead of others in the photos. Pat Smear is really 185cm no less.
Danimal said on 26/Sep/14
My God, look how much Krist towers over Dave in that pic Rob has up there and Krists feet are SO wide apart. If he put them together, he could pass for a 6'8" guy. To think that people claim Barkley is 6'4", when we know that Barkley was practically the same height as Krist in their infamous pic on SNL in the 1990's.
Chris said on 24/Sep/14
Dave Grohl is often put forward in the photos. But really Pat Smear is 2 cm s largest
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
Had no idea that Pat Smear was that tall until recently, at times he Smear can actually pass for 6'1" near Grohl.
Grohl & Jack Black did some silly thing w/ Val Kilmer and Kilmer & Grohl were of similar height.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 21/Sep/14
Pat Smear is 6ft 0.5in/1.84 m and Grohl is 6ft/1.83 m
There is not much between them.
Nick said on 9/Sep/14
Pat Smear is very likely 6'0.5" (184cm). He looks to be only a tiny fraction taller than Grohl who is a solid 6 footer.
Perhaps there's a chance Smear would measure 6'1 if he stood at his tallest.
What do you think Rob? Can he look a full 6'1 next to Grohl?
said on 7/Sep/14
Pat Smear is 6'1 (185cm)
182cm said on 7/Sep/14
Pat Smear is 184cm or more 185 or maybe 186cm?
lelman said on 7/Sep/14
Serj is not over 5'11", I'd give him 179cm tops. Dave is a weak 6ft (like Bale), and probably falls slightly below that height past midday.
Serj - 5'10" - 5'10.5"
Grohl - 5'11.5" - 6'0"
182cm said on 1/Sep/14
183cm and Pat Smear is 184cm
Intermission said on 7/Jun/14
Rob why don't you make a Serj Tankian page? All the comments here are about him.
gamwto said on 14/May/14
I bet my life that Serj Tankian is 5 ft 11.25 in. Yeah, Shavo Odadjian may be around 6 feet...
1.80 17 years old said on 11/May/14
Shavo Odadjian (bass) is 6'0
1.80 17 years old said on 11/May/14
1.80 is Serj Tankian
H2O+ said on 9/May/14
It's funny how this is Dave Grohl's page, yet everyone seems to be talking about Serj Tankian xD... Let me contribute too then, I think Serj is a weak 5'11''....
Dj Fly said on 7/May/14
Serj Tankian? Rob?
dude said on 29/Apr/14
Dave is 6 foot tall. Oh and Tankian is something like 5 ft 9.
Tape Measure said on 11/Apr/14
He often looks like he has to stretch himself as tall as possible to look like a genuine 6 footer. Like in the photograph above. I bet with loose posture and flat footwear, he could easily fool people into thinking he's just a 5' 11" guy in person. He edges out Richie Sambora in photos, so 6' 0" seems correct.
said on 11/Apr/14
[[[orbit says on 9/Apr/14
Could he be 6' 1/4 editor?]]]
I don't think there's any point questioning this listing, it seems really accurate. I disagree though with you Rob on this Serge guy from soad. There's no way that guy is over 5'11''.
Look at him at 3:30 with 5'10.5 Leno:
About the same range.
And here, 6 ft 0.5 Johnny Knoxville has got a clear 2 inches on him:
And there he is with legit 6 footer David Grohl (although their footwear isn't visible):
It's pretty impressive how he's gone away with this laughable 6 ft 1 listing for so long. I think he's a strong 5'10-5'10.5 guy. Would you rule that out Rob?
[Editor Rob: no you wouldn't rule that mark out either. The height chart has potential to add more height than is imagined. I once did an experiment and got near 6ft myself in shoes with the right angle against a 'chart' of sorts.]
orbit said on 9/Apr/14
Could he be 6' 1/4 editor?
said on 7/Apr/14
[Editor Rob: well look at the image I found Here...big boots, but maybe a bit loose posture and the camera isn't very high so he'd appear taller against the height chart...I'd rule out 6ft 1 though.]
Thanks for answering Rob! But he is shorter than Dave Grohl for sure! To me it seems like an inch of a difference. So wouldn't that make Serj a 5ft11 guy?
[Editor Rob: it is quite possible he is nearer to 5ft 11 than 6ft]
John said on 7/Apr/14
He's probably about six foot. Krist Novoselic is 6'7", so I could buy 183 for Grohl. No lower than 182.
said on 6/Apr/14
Hey Rob, considering Grohl is indeed 6 feet, how tall do you think Serj Tankian is? He's standing next to Grohl on the right:
He's been listed as 6 ft 1 everywhere. Could he be under 5/11? Thanks
[Editor Rob: well look at the image I found Here
...big boots, but maybe a bit loose posture and the camera isn't very high so he'd appear taller against the height chart...I'd rule out 6ft 1 though.]
said on 26/Mar/14
6' 0" is spot on. Rob, do you think that Taylor Hawkins is 5' 10"?
[Editor Rob: he does look like he could be a couple of inches shorter than grohl]
Joe Perry said on 25/Feb/14
6 foot, not 6'0.25, not 6'1, but just reaching the 6 foot mark. This guy I know is about 5'11.25 and Dave was about .5-.75 inches taller in a picture.
avi said on 9/Feb/14
rocker 101 said on 20/Jan/14
I would say he is about 6ft 1 or just over
MBH said on 12/Dec/13
just saw them live at mexico, i was very close to the stage and he looked about 6'1 at least
Sean said on 3/Jul/13
Believe me that guy is definitely no smaller than 6ft, he's also stocky build which makes him look like a huge guy,
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jun/13
Agree with Danimal, anything under 6 ft barefoot for Grohl is too low, he can look 184 more than 182 in my opinion. He looks 6'1"range in shoes and a tallish guy.
htrager said on 16/Nov/12
Definitely 6' - I am 5'10" and I met him this past summer with flat shoes on - he was even nicer than I could have imagined - super genuine.
Mathew said on 2/Nov/12
I've always seen him as 6', not above or below 6'.
Sheila said on 16/Aug/12
Jamie - bang on. Godred - I know it doesn't prove anything. But I know he is 6'0" because me and my mate met him and he was exactly the same height as him and he's 6'0" dead. I'm 5'10" and he is taller than me. So many people on here saying he's 5'10"! No way. You can even tell by looking at pics of him that he's taller than that. Probably jealousy. Why, I don't know...
Jeremy said on 9/Jun/12
Craig ferguson is 6'2 and standing next to grohl (in the live tiny dancer video) he is easily 4 inches taller. he is 5'10.5 5'11 at the VERY MOST
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 12/Jan/12
5" 11.5 (182 cm) is more like it.
LJ said on 10/Jan/12
Most definitely 5'11.
Godred said on 14/Dec/11
@Jamie - It PROVES nothing what someone says, I think 5`10 is too low,but maybe 5`11.
Jamie said on 11/Dec/11
He's not!! He's defo 6'0! Ive seen him and met him! I even asked him what height he was and he said exactly 6 foot! Prove you guys wrong that said he isn't! He clearly is, perfect height!
Sawhiminperson said on 20/Nov/11
Henkka said on 22/Jul/11
He's not 5'10 at all. I saw him 2 weeks ago and he looked about an inch shorter than 6'0.5 Pat Smear. Probably Dave is around 5'11.5, and 6' on shoes.
178 said on 12/Jul/11
If Dave's only 5' 10", how tall does that make Sir Paul McCartney, 5' 7"? No chance!
truth said on 21/Jun/11
Sean said on 16/May/11
No way. he's more like 5'10. He's always been that height.
Anon said on 24/Apr/11
Bobby said on 21/Apr/11
No way. I'm 5'11' WITH shoes on and i have a picture with dave. The first thing i noticed when i met him was that i was taller! I was surprised cause he seems so tall on tv. I told him i couldn't beleive i was taller so he stood on the curb for the picture!
Observant said on 21/Apr/11
@peninggi badan: stop spamming
TonyMontana said on 18/Apr/11
Dave is not 6'0. He's 5'11. Probably a shade under than now I give him about 5'10.75.
Anonymous said on 10/Jan/11
He's six-feet-even. Not an inch more, not an inch less. He's PERFECT HEIGHT!!!
GF said on 8/Jul/09
I ma pretty convinced Dave Grohl is 6 ft and Taylor Hawkins is 5-10. Google it and you will fine almost exactly 2 inch height difference in all legit pics.
BTW Rachelle, you are some babe. I think you'll like me!
Mathew said on 22/May/09
yes, he's a full 6'.
Dan said on 23/Mar/09
I met Dave when he was in scream pre nirvana - he was the same height as me 6'
Doug said on 10/Feb/09
Really? I thought Grohl has always looked the way a legit 6 flat looks.
JP said on 8/Jan/09
I met him a couple of years ago at a TV show they were playing. He was signing a girl's CD and looked a couple of inches shorter than me (I'm 5'10 and a half) but then when I went over to speak to him he straightened up and was exactly the same height. So I think he has a tendency to crouch, but is around 5'10-11. He always seems to wear flat converse/vans, so someone that is six foot wearing heeled shoes i.e. kid rock, jay leno would seem a couple of inches taller, even though they are around the same height.
PW said on 27/Dec/08
He is not quite as tall as Dave Mustaine(6 foot) from Megadeth. I would say 1.81 - 1.82 for Grohl.
me said on 26/Oct/08
I met David - he was very down to the planet and did not act like a big rock star that he is. I didn't want to invade his space, but couldn't help it. After I met him, I walked away thinking what an incredible person.
Dr Zephyr said on 10/Oct/08
i saw him at live earth last year, i meet him afterwards, and he was about 2 inches taller then me, im 5'10, i came up to his eyebrow about
Ant said on 6/Jun/08
Pat Smear may have had an edge on him height wise but they are a similar height.
Ant said on 6/Jun/08
Watched the Foo's In Manchester on 2nd June (awesome) Dave is taller than other band members, I was pretty close to the stage (I know "its hard to tell height when you are looking up at some one") however this is the 7th time I have seen them live he is a pretty tall guy I'd say 6ft is accurate. Plus he is a legend and has no need to lie about his height.
Joe said on 22/May/08
I'm 5-11, and I saw him at an Autogrill (Italian fast food) ten years ago, walked towards him to exchange a few words and I could swear he was exactly one inch taller than me.
Anonymous said on 11/May/08
5'11 is a closer bet. he also has a solid build. walked past him at a festival a few years ago. didn't notice what shoes he was wearing
nate said on 4/Apr/08
i cant see dave grohl being more than six feet.
Alec said on 27/Mar/08
Hey yeah my buddy met dave and hes about 6 foot or 5 11 and he said dave was atleast a few inches taller than him. so i think daves like at least 6 1 maybe even a little over it....
ash said on 24/Feb/08
im jelous..lol i must admit..you people [some of you] actually met dave grohl. i love dave. i really wanna meet him. and remember you cant always judge things by a picture..especially wen u cant see thier legs..but even so..daves never seemed much taller than kurt. whoa.. how tall is courtney love?? lol..anyways..i really hope the foo fighters come up to ak. peace peeps..i love dave..
said on 23/Feb/08
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He is a tall, sexy dude!
jim said on 12/Feb/08
I met Dave Grohl. I am 6 foot and he probably had an inch or 2 on me. He is 6'1" probably.
Courtney said on 10/Feb/08
This says both him and Kid Rock are 6'0 but I just saw the Foo fighters win best rock album at the Grammy's and Kid Rock was the presenter. Kid Rock seemed to tower over Dave Grohl when he came on stage. Anyone else notice this?
Danny said on 10/Feb/08
Can confirm that sofa thing; is being stated in this ´about Nirvana´- book (sorry, forgot the title) by Michael Azzerad where it´s being told that `Dave, who is about 6 foot, slept on a couch, that was only four feet long [...]´. 6ft is his height, no doubt about it.
Hmmm said on 22/Oct/07
Said "I'm six feet tall" today on NPR - and that he, when rooming with Kurt, slept on a couch that was only four feet long.
Sam said on 20/Sep/07
I belive Dave himself, i mean he says he is 6 ft, why should you lie about that?
Peter said on 18/Aug/07
Kingkai I cant believe you are posting here and you dont even know what Dave looks like. I met him, I wear flat vans just like him I am 6.2 he didnt look much smaller that me, eyes can be decieving he is definetly over 6.0.
Adam said on 16/Jul/07
Kris is like 6' 7"? I think Dave is about 6' 0" as he didn't look to different to James Hetfiled at 6' 1". They were both wearing similar shoes at live earth
ekj said on 11/Jun/07
sorry kingkai - that is dave grohl - photo is found in liner notes of nevermind. Chad Channing had been out of the band for over a year before the album came out. Met Dave at an airport - shorter than me at 186 - but close enough 183
kingkai said on 9/Jun/07
rollabluntcallitaftermath, that pic u posted is not dave grohl that is
Sam said on 29/May/07
Maybe you guys right, i saw a picture on Taylor Hawkins and Anthony Kiedis and they look to be at the same height actually. When the one by one website listed the Foo Fighters height they listed something like this: Dave Grohl 6,5 and Taylor Hawkins 5,11 and Chris 5,4, sounds really wrong to me.
Mike said on 16/May/07
I always thought Grohl was 5'11" I wouldn't bill him as the full 6 for sure.
said on 15/May/07
I don't think I'd give him 6. Check this:
He's standing just behind 5'9.5 Kurt and he doesn't look much taller. Standing right beside Kurt he'd probably be no taller than 5'11 AT MOST
Sam said on 1/Apr/07
How tall are the others in the Foo Fighters? I heard Taylor Hawkins is 5,11. but some pictures confuses me a lot when Taylor and Dave stand besides each other.
Markus said on 13/Mar/07
Dave is standing behind him quite some distance, you can't compare them judging from this pic. Dave looks taller without a doubt in every other pic when he's standing next to Kurt.
said on 1/Mar/07
Well, i saw a strange pic where Kurt is slouching very much, yet he looks a bit taller or the same height as Dave. Look here
Austrian said on 10/Feb/07
how does he look 5'8 or 5'9 or whatever in that pic PL?
you realize that Novoselic (the guy behind him) is over 2 meters tall?
S.J said on 30/Dec/06
Well he is taller than Kurt like kurt is to his eyes so i think about 5,11 to 6 or something not less than that but make that 5,11 a 5,11 and a half
MD said on 2/Sep/06
Now, something has got me confused. Just saw him on the Tonight show with Jay Leno, and he was clearly (but only slightly) shorter than Jay Leno at the end of the show. Dave was in plain, thin-soled tennis shoes, and Jay, of course, was in his low-heeled dress shoes, but maybe they really would give him 2" to make him look 6'1"
RW said on 18/Jan/06
yeah, i have met him and he looked this tall...maybe even 6 feet and a little change...it was hard to say because he was on the thin side but def. 6 foot
MD said on 18/Jan/06
He definitely looks exactly this, actually.