How tall is David Blaine

David Blaine's Height

5ft 11 ¾ (182.2 cm)

American magician. His height is as much an illusion as his tricks! In a Ted Talk he mentioned "I'm six foot one".

How tall is David Blaine
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Average Guess (37 Votes)
5ft 11.46in (181.5cm)
Roots4828 said on 7/Oct/20
Click Here At 2:06: Looking well below 6ft next to billed 6’1” barefoot Rajon Rondo.
viper said on 7/Sep/20
Even Rampage said 6-0 to 6-3

I would have never guessed him any shorter than 6-1

He genuinely looked like a 6-1-6-2 guy in his tv specials I thought in the early 2000's

It's absolutely shocking he looks shorter than Fallon.
viper said on 6/Sep/20
He could look 6-2

It's strange
Editor Rob
Although it may seem harder to believe, maybe Blaine has lost a fraction in height through all the rigours of training and doing stunts of endurance like he's been doing for nearly 20 years?
6'3 Julian said on 6/Sep/20
@Viper 5’11.75 is very close to 6’0, so in shoes he’ll look like a 6 footer
viper said on 5/Sep/20
How did this guy look well over 6-0 in his early tv specials to me?

Did he wear lifts?
Arch Stanton said on 4/Sep/20
Saw his Ascension balloon climb. It looked like something very personal for him, something he wanted to experience regardless of the viewers. Most people would pass out over 20,000 feet. I doubt he ever intended to do it over New York though, too dangerous on the descent, I think it was part of the publicity. I always thought him a creepy weirdo but he's grown on me since the Rogan podcast, he genuinely seems to love life. I think of him as a tallish guy not tall.
Animus said on 18/Aug/20
David Blaine has some of the worst neck/upper back posture I've ever seen in a reasonably young man, but he is legitimately close to 6'0. He's flatly not shorter than Fallon, he's taller than DiCaprio, so he has to be 182cm range. 5'11½ is possible but he's no less than that. People need to do some research before posting their ridiculous claims - he is, for example, definitely not 179cm tall!
MD said on 4/Aug/20
Here he is with some basketball players. Look at him at about 1:00 in this video with Lebron:

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There is really no way he's even close to 6'0", here.
Roots4828 said on 18/Jul/20
I think David is a flat 5’11”. He looked about a head shorter than LeBron, shorter than Fallon, shorter than Drake. Only looked two inches taller than Jamie Foxx. I think Trump’s posture might be worse than it looks in the above photo, which is how David holds up so well.
What is unexplainable though is how he looks considerably over half a head shorter than former NFL star John Urschel, who is listed as 6’3”: Click Here.
BrianC said on 17/Jul/20
Hi Rob, I think you should perhaps consider adding two distinct peak height and current height measurements for David Blaine. These days, especially in that Jimmy Fallon special, David nowadays struggles to even look 180 cm.
c-mo176.2cm said on 12/Jul/20

I think he is 179cm to be honest

he is a little shorter than Jimmy Fallon

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even if Jimmy was 6'0 as he claims then David would not be anything above 5'11.25 imo maybe even 5'11 flat

I think he is 179cm at nighttime

what do you think ?
Editor Rob
Maybe all the extreme situations he has tried has shrunk him a bit...
OriginalAnon said on 29/May/20
I don't think he is a cm over 5'11''. Always found the 6'1'' claim amusing but he is amazing. Big fan.
Jonas Henriksen said on 11/Apr/20
He Was a fot shorter then Javake mcgee and full head under Lebron
J-Dog said on 10/Apr/20
Look at him by the Laker's recently. He looks like his a a maximums of 5'11"
Lawrence099 said on 6/Apr/20
He looks a weak 5’11 when beside Jamie foxx.I know foxx might be more around 5’9.25, but still.
Nik Ashton said on 29/Nov/19
Ace pic of David Blaine and Donald Trump! 👌😇
texluh said on 18/Aug/19
Great listing. Just saw him on Beyond Magic and he looked roughly Travolta's height and slightly shorter than Beckham. Footwear not seen, and he slouched more than Beckham. Arnold Schwarzenegger was on it too but it added nothing to the great Arnold 'debate' as Arnold was
seated, at a bar. :) I would say though that Arnold being under 5 11 seems impossible as his head and hands are still very big compared to those around him,l and they don't seem out of place on his body. With a lot of shrinking due to age, the whole body shrinks. Anyway, good listing for Blaine.
K.A 188 said on 24/Jul/19
He is similar to drake in built and height
Space said on 28/Jun/19
He may look his claimed 6’1” to the average eye on his street magic tv shows where he does card tricks with 5’9” people. However I think David is 6’0” max.
Animus said on 12/Dec/18
5'11¾ is an excellent listing for Blaine. He's a guy with very relaxed, almost slumped posture, so he's going to look close to 5'11 a lot. However, seeing him with DiCaprio, it's clear he's quite close to 6'0 as he edges him out. A flat 6'0, though, is a bit too tall for Blaine, so 182cm range suits him nicely.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Oct/18
A good downgrade for David Blaine i could see this mark being measured if somebody going to roll out a tape on David. Jamie Foxx probably is 5'9 1/2.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/Aug/18
Click Here 1:23 David only look 2" max taller than Jamie Foxx. So Foxx is 5'9.75".
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 19/May/18
Nice downgrade, long overdue. Wouldn't even shock me if he was 5ft 11 ½
KClayArke said on 16/May/18
In a video from 2014, David Blaine looks the exact same height as Jamie Foxx. Does Jamie need an upgrade? Because David seems an obvious 5'10 - 6'0 without a doubt.

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Prime said on 26/Apr/18
This listing is just wrong. Jimmy Fallon who is listed as 5'11½ on here is taller than him.

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James B said on 18/Dec/17
Well Rob he didn't seem that big too me when I saw him in his glass box back in 2003.
Editor Rob: maybe the glass had a refractive index that meant when inside the box he looked 3 inches shorter than outside the box.

But seriously, it can be argued he is a bit shy of 6ft at times.
Kevin said on 5/Nov/17
He's nowhere near 6ft
MD said on 4/Sep/17
With 5'9.5" Josh Brolin:

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With 5'8" Patrick Stewart:

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Maybe 5'11". A flat 6'0" is out of the question.
James said on 2/Jul/17
In a special of his on Netflix where he does magic for celebrities in their homes he stood beside will smith, Jamie Fox and Bryan Cranston. I'd give him an authentic five feet eleven
Chris said on 22/May/17
He looks 179 next to Jimmy Fallon... Andrew Garfield looked more similar, if not closer to Jimmy.
James-6 ft 2 said on 18/Feb/17
I think that he's most probably in the 181-182 cm range.
Editor Rob: measuring Blaine would be a nightmare, you'd have to watch his feet at all times as you know what this guy's like with levitating!
MD said on 3/Feb/17
This one does need to be corrected.
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
He look at least 1cm shorter than jimmy fallon but can't see footwear. He might be 5'11.5 but certainly not more than that
Animus said on 10/Jan/17
He looks the same height as Jimmy Fallon when he stands straight. Click Here

I don't know about footwear in the clip, but I would be surprised if Blaine was taller than 182cm or so.
CS said on 3/Jan/17
He gives off a tall impression to me. Not too sure on what his height is tbh.
Nova176 said on 2/Jan/17
C'mon he's slouching and still looks very close.
He's 182 minimum
MD said on 29/Dec/16

David Blaine posted a picture two weeks ago of him with the president:

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That's not a six-footer even with the bad posture.
Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 for Blaine is a real possibility.
Chris said on 21/Dec/16
The guy is struggling 5'11 here next to 6'1 Obama, similar footwear... Click Here
Steve said on 9/Dec/16
Hard to say....the man tends to slouch alot.. Id say 5-11 barefoot
Aza said on 19/Nov/16
Yep he's 6' flat............Shazam !
slurkapfson said on 19/Nov/16
He looked 1 inch smaller than 182cm fallon, but fallon wears 1 inch lifts making him 185cm. 182-183 sounds about right. I say 182.5cm.
Big Boy said on 12/Nov/16
Rob i dont think hes a full 6, in fact i doubt hes a full 5 11
Standing next to 5 11.5 Jimmy Fallon looks at least 1 shorters
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Editor Rob: certainly can look 5ft 11.5 at most, without knowing footwear.
Aaron Zamora said on 12/Nov/16
David Blaine looks shorter than 5'11.5 Jimmy Fallon. He's a we guy
Jed said on 24/Jul/16
Dicaprio looks taller next to him
jajamen said on 6/May/16
Rob, do you think magician Darcy Oake is 6ft 1.5in? maybe adding him will be great/
Editor Rob: could be in 6ft 1 range, not too familiar with him yet.
S.J.H said on 29/Jan/16
I had to be honest. DB don't look over 5'11. Swimming Trump was then look kind of 6footer else where
Guy said on 28/May/14
I saw him in new york a couple years ago, he was like an inch taller than me, i am 180. Btw he was wearing boots and in was wearin sneakers. I think he is like 183.
James B said on 5/Apr/14
5'11-6' like robbie Williams
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/14
Dude's height is an illusion...can appear 6ft-6ft3!
chris said on 5/Oct/13
next to 182 diCaprio looks 180/181
chris said on 10/Aug/13
in the TED talks video, he claims 6ft1, which he must have taken an official measurement for, for training for his breath hold. He doesn't have a motive to lie an inch or so about his height so really I'm guessing he's more of a 184 or 185 guy. He looks taller than most guys in his magic trick videos. However with Ellen -- Click Here who is like 5ft 7 David stands next to her and to me looks around 5ft10/5ft11 range. Doesn't look like a 6ft1 er next to her in that video. But most sources point to 6ft 1
zyzz said on 27/May/13
Hes said himself.hes 6 foot 1 and looks a solidddd 6'1 next to 6'1 n a half jonothan ross. David blaine is a tall man
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/12
Clinton has a hair advantage. They're eye to eye.
That's 2001 so theres a strong possibility that Clinton was still close to if not 6ft2 at that point
Mike S. said on 26/Sep/12
Definitely 5'11" to 5'11.5"ish. I am solid 6'2" and when I stood next to Bill Clinton I clearly looked down at him in 2001. In wikapedia page for David Blaine, Bill Clinton clearly has 1" or a bit more on Blaine, thus 5'11"ish range.

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or go to David Blaine 's wikapedia page, half way down with the president.
Irving said on 27/Aug/12
6'1 is more like it.
HULK said on 16/Dec/11
Looks same size as Leonardo dicaprio 5'11/5
Godred said on 24/Oct/11
6 ft flat, 6`1 shoes.
Shaun said on 6/Oct/11
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Looking around 6' here next to 5'9.5" Woody Harrelson
Shaun said on 6/Oct/11
To be honest I thought he was 6'1" as I remember him saying it... I think he looks 6'-6'1" range.
Morris said on 5/Sep/11
He´s know for wearing boots, but he has a kind of big frame. Under 5´11 is out of the question, i´d say 5´11.25 - 5´11.5 barefoot is realistic. He´s amazing.
ACG said on 14/Aug/11
I'd give him 6'1 and some change.
AAA said on 4/Aug/11
He claims he is 6'1 in a lecture he was giving
James said on 31/May/11
the 6'2 listings are joke for him.

he looked no taller than 5'10-5'11 in the photo with glenn. unless glenn was wearing portmans.
blaine said on 2/May/11
8 minutes on this video he says he's 6'1 youtube dot com/watch?v=XFnGhrC_3Gs
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Apr/11
At least 6"1
bam said on 23/Jan/11
6'0 is ridiculous. he claims 6'1, and is in that area. 6'1.25 or so.
Greg said on 7/Apr/09
I was on a Delta flight from NYC to LA three weeks ago, and guess who was sitting next to me in the exit row? Actually, his blonde girlfriend was sitting between us and David was in the window seat. I had heard of him, but did not know what he looked like. He was teaching her some card tricks, and I took an interest in what he was doing. He eventually did some card tricks for me. He was so good, I thought he was psychic. The guy is even more amazing in person. He does not smile much and has this slow southern style about him (a real gentleman), but his mind can run circles around most of us. I asked him for his business card and was shocked when he gave me a poker card with his name on it. Then I stood right next to him waiting for our luggage. He's at least 6 foot if not a little more. Classy guy!
\\_-_-_-Hugh-_-_-_/ said on 27/Feb/09
I saw that too James. In London sitting in that glass box. He does look quite tall. I'd say 6ft1-2.
G said on 19/Feb/09
Just saw him 3 hrs ago London regent street i'm 6' he was an inch taller so 6'1''
bam said on 27/Sep/08
leonardo dicaprio seemed a hair taller than blaine, but blaine towered over tyra banks by nearly 2.5 inches. I'd say this listing is very accurate.
Hanging upside down said on 25/Sep/08
I think he grew a few inches after hanging upside down. At least that is what he said. Wonder if he will stay the height he grew into, or will gravity take effect.
Sean said on 22/Sep/08
This can't be right. A quote from the Associated Press contradicts this:
"Dressed in black T-shirt and grey trousers, the short, tanned and bearded magician looked at ease as he surveyed New York from the unusual angle."
glenn said on 21/Apr/08
i agree.6ft.some say 6-1.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/08
Jon Doe, 5'8 is 4 inches shorter than 6' even, not 7ish.
Eric Bonacchi said on 25/Jul/07
next to glenn he looks exactly 6 feet tall.
thekiddd said on 24/Jul/07
Well I guess he didn't really exaggerate by much. 6'1 is close but 6ft is probably the answer.
Anonymous said on 24/Jul/07
Well iam not sure but look at his height compared to Michael jackson who is 5'9

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Derek said on 23/Jun/07
I had the opportunity to meet him a few nights ago at a film festival, but I couldn't make it. I wish I could have gone, could have gotten a photo. He does look around the 6'0"-6'0 1/2" range. Not the 6'1" he claims.
Jon Doe said on 16/Jun/07
This is weird if he's even 6'0 then wouldn't Glenn be at nose level with him?
pimpin princess said on 18/Apr/07
does he ever smile???????
blaine fan said on 31/Mar/07
I think hes about 6"1 or 6"2 but its hard to tell so 6"05 is alright for the mo
5'10chick said on 9/Mar/07
cool but on his myspace which is Click Here it said he was 6'1
glenn said on 23/Feb/07
in may itll be 2 years.
5'10chick said on 22/Feb/07
uh GLenn how old is this picture
dmeyer said on 23/Jan/07
dosnt look over 184 in that pic
Derek said on 23/Jan/07
6'0" minimum. Could be a tad more.
croyd109 said on 16/Jan/07
I met david blaine in new york city and he was approx 6'4. Mind you he was hovering magicly above the ground.
Glenn said on 7/Sep/06
Possibly.doesnt look it in my photo.and certainly not any taller.
Editor Rob said on 7/Sep/06
In Toronto Star, 2006 claimed his height: "Six-1"
5'10chick said on 23/Jul/06
Click Here
Him and michael jackson
5'10chick said on 29/Jun/06
him and naomi campbell in 2002 Click Here
5\\\'10chick said on 19/Jun/06
i wish yall would change his height, alot of RTICALES HAVE WROTE HE IS 6'1 AND 6'2 AND 6'2 AND A HALF, I HAVE NEVER HEARD 6 FEET AND A HALF, SO PLEASE CHANGE IT TO AT LEAST 6'1 OR 6'2.5
5'10chick said on 13/Jun/06
im the only one commenting, but correction manon von gerkan is 5'10 and she had on like 2 inch heels in the pic of them together, so he like 6'2
5'10chick said on 8/Jun/06
he is the cutest magician I have evr seen, he is just so sexy, manon your a luck woman
5'10chick said on 4/Jun/06
look at this pic of hime and manon von gerkan who is 5'9 now tell me how tall is he Click Here
5\\\\\\\'10chick said on 3/Jun/06
yo if his ec chick josie maran is 5'7 well then he must be like 6'2 or 6'3 look at this pic Click Here
Glenn said on 17/May/06
Seemed 6ft to me.
Mr. R said on 17/May/06
When he first became famous, Blaine was listed at 6-3! Maybe he made a few inches disappear!
510chick said on 15/May/06
I take it back, man im confused I just watched his show street magic and he did tricks on tyra banks and he was like 4 inches taller than her, even though this was in 1997 she still was about 5'10 and he towered over her
5'10chick said on 14/May/06
Now I know he is 6'1 Look at this!!!

The final escape will be the difficult part, and Blaine has been relaxing in his fish tank, which sits outside Lincoln Center in Manhattan, N.Y., where pedestrians can view him. Blaine, who is 6-foot-1, appears about 33 percent larger because of the way the spherical tank refracts the light.

Heres the Link for the whole article
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Anonymous said on 8/May/06
Hey I'm watching him right now trying to hold his breath for over 9 minutes!!! Now this is live too so I don't know how it can be fake or an "illusion" oh and he looks tall next to anyone so he might be taller than 6 feet.
Viper652 said on 26/Apr/06
I always thought Blaine was taller then this, around 6-2.
Brock said on 3/Apr/06
5'11-6.0 is more like it
Anonymous said on 23/Feb/06
i would say that 6'.5'' is correct. here is my reasoning. i am 6'3'' and when i stand next to my 5'8'' friend, the top of her head is just above my chin, that would put blaine at about 6'
CoolJ said on 13/Feb/06
That's about a 4.5" difference.. if Glenn is 5'8.. this guy is 6'0.5

Glenn said on 23/Jan/06
if you say so!
Anonymous said on 21/Jan/06
David must be 6'0" (with 1.5" dress or casual shoes) without shoes = 5'10.5"
Glenn must be 5'8' ( with 1" runners) without shoes = 5'7"

The difference From the very top of David's melon to the very top of Glenn's melon is 3.5" -4" Thanks.
Chris said on 20/Jan/06
Hey Glenn did you find the contents of your wallet or your watch magically hidden later in his shoes adding to his height?

Hey rob, I've SEEN him levitate OK? lol. This guy doesn't need to lie about his height.
CoolJ said on 20/Jan/06
6'0.5 is probably within a quarter inch.
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Jan/06
Maybe Blaine wears Magic shoes? Here's a pic of him and Glenn...looks like blaine can't manage to levatate much over 6ft!
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
rob has my photo coming up.
Anonymous said on 19/Jan/06
Cause Rob is the best, and knows most about heights
MD said on 19/Jan/06
Editor Rob, why did you even allow that post to get through?
Anonymous said on 18/Jan/06
MD, IM TELLING you this guy is not 6'1", guys that are 6'1" are: Pierce Brosnan, Bill Clinton, Keanu Reeves, Norm MacDonald,
You fool...David Blaine is in no way taller than 5'10" wake up and do some research and then talk to me, you wouldn't talk all that sh*$.
Look you:
Larry King is 5'7.5" and Blaine is only 2" taller, who's the fool now, salami.
MD said on 18/Jan/06
Anonymous, you're obviously biased. Just because you wish for someone to be shorter doesn't make them so. Look at the pictures and then make an educated judgement or you don't even need to bother posting. I'm no fan of this guy (or have an opinion, really, one way or the other), but we're suppossed to give everyone a fair shake here regardless of whether we like them or not. Really, I shouldn't even have to say this.
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/06
No way is this dork 6'1", he must be in the 5'9.5-5'10" range, 100%
MD said on 16/Jan/06
Lawrence, thanks for the link. In the People Magazine scan it clearly lists his height as 6", and looking at him next to what was probably 6'2" Clinton at the time, he really does look it:

Chris said on 16/Jan/06
Hey, this guy can levitate ok, it's not like he has to remain at one height all the time.
Also, the link I posted is supposed to be the photo with MJ.

[Editor Rob: lol, that's why he looks taller in some pics...he's levitating!!! He's the master of fooling]
Lawrence said on 15/Jan/06
ok, here is just one photo as evidence that blaine's height is full of sh*t!!
(scroll down his web site to find picture of him beside old Bill Clinton!)
TheMan said on 27/Aug/05
I actually think Blain is quite tall yes about 6,1 maybe abit more something like 186.
Mr. R said on 3/Jun/05
Believe it or not, you may have underestimated Blaine here. He has been said to be 6-3 or 6-2, but he definitely seems to be at least 6-1. He is usually taller than Leno by several inches, and he is ususally the tallest person on stage when he does a trick. Also, he is very good friends with "Leo", (no last names please), so maybe our 5 foot 8 editor could find a pic of them together!
anonymous said on 3/Jun/05
in people magazine when he was named one of their top bachelors, he was described as only 6 feet tall. i don't know where you got the extra 2.5 inches from. but it's an exaggeration.

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