How tall is David Harbour

David Harbour's Height

6ft 2 ¾ (189.9 cm)

American actor known for roles in films such as Black Mass, Black Widow, Hellboy and The Equalizer, A Walk Amongst the Tombstones, End of Watch, Parkland and Quantum of Solace. On TV he played Jim Hopper in Stranger Things.

How tall is David Harbour
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I'm a huge person in real life. I'm like uncomfortably large. I'm like 6'3 1/2", 6'4", I, you know, weigh a tremendous amount. So, in general, I'm the largest creature in any given room. -- Bustle.com
I'm around 6'4” and 240 pounds. So I rarely feel that intimidated by other men

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Average Guess (83 Votes)
6ft 2.55in (189.4cm)
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
I agree he’s about a weak 6’ 3” 6’ 2 3/4” - 6’ 2 7/8”
ChaosControl said on 9/Aug/21
Proportionally he looks short in the above picture. Big head, tiny legs, stocky body. Even if it was true I’d struggle to believe the 6’4 claims
6ft8 said on 10/Jul/21
188.6~189
Canson said on 23/Mar/21
I’d say similar to Tom Welling
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 23/Mar/21
@Ian I didn’t get my strength from sitting around all day. I play rugby (and was in fact around 250lbs when I started) and train in jujitsu. I also eat well, especially recently because I’ve started a new diet with more spread out meals to combat a case of gastritis
Ian C. said on 22/Mar/21
Chaos: The tall-is-not-necessarily-big idea springs from my own experience as a very tall guy who is also very thin. When I was twenty I was six-four, but weighed about 165 pounds. I am, in fact a middle-sized guy with unusually long bones. Height is so distinctive that I am often called big, which I'm not. I've been called a giant. Hey, if people want to believe that let 'em, but I'm just not big except in one direction. I do however have a loud, deep voice and I love to use it, which is usually less than optimum luck for people in my near vicinity, and especially if they would like to speak too.

You on the other hand are big. Over six foot and moe than 200 pounds is sizable for sure.
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 21/Mar/21
@Ian agreed. I’m 6’2.5 205lbs. One of my best mates is 6’1.75 almost 200lbs. We’re both big guys. Mike Tyson was 5’10, but in his prime 220lbs. I consider him a big guy. Most NBA players are 6’6, 6’8, 7’0, whatever but lean and slender, but they too are big guys
Ian C. said on 20/Mar/21
I think, Chaos, that not all tall people are big, and not all people of average height are average, and not all short people are small. James Stewart was six foot three, but weighed only 135 pounds in youth. I wouldn't call anyone who weighed 135 pounds big. Robert Shaw was only five foot ten, but was a big guy. He had a big-boned, powerful look, a strong square head, and a domineering manner. Bob Hoskins, who was five foot four, had the strength and dominant virility of a big guy.

Henry Fonda and Lee Marvin were about the same height, right around six foot one or two. You don't really think of Fonda as big, but you do Marvin, even though he was surprisingly light. It's the polar masculinity and the deep powerful voice and the big brutish face that suggested size and strength he really didn't have on a purely physical level.

David Harbour is really just huge. He's way up there in height, and he's big boned and heavily muscled. In Stranger Things he just overpowers everybody. Of course most of the cast of that show were children, but even if they were adults, he'd be bigger than anybody else.
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 17/Mar/21
I suspect that a lot of guys who are six foot two or three (those pathetic midgets)

Ugh you’re just a rude gigantoid
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 15/Mar/21
@Ian 6’4 is also a common guess for me, which annoys me
Ian C. said on 13/Mar/21
A claim of six foot four turns up quite a lot in actors who are not quite that tall. I think that this is because six foot four is a benchmark height, in that it is a short form indicator of a big guy. John Wayne, who may have been a little shorter than six-four, often played characters who were explicitly described in scripted dialogue to be six foot four. Dwayne Johnson has played characters described as six foot four, even though he is conspicuously short of that height. Rock Hudson was taller than six-four, but used that number as his official height. Six foot four may be just an attractive number.

David Harbour is by any measure physically huge, and he's close to six foot four. Six foot four is just move guy slang for big.

I really am six foot four, and when I tell people that that is my height a common reaction is that I must be taller. I suspect that a lot of guys who are six foot two or three (those pathetic midgets) have been claiming six-four, which has distorted some people's sense of how tall it really is.
Vsquad said on 7/Feb/21
I think if Harbour had equal footwear with Hemsworth in that Extraction scene, they'd be eye to eye. Hemsworth might only edge him by a few mm.

Harbour only looked around 3cm shorter barefoot. Hemsworth was wearing combat boots of some sort which would give around that much height.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 1/Feb/21
6'2.75" had to go through some more comparison with 6'3.25" Alistair Petrie. The highest i did give David 6'2.5".
RJT said on 13/Dec/20
Watched him again in the equalizer movie with Denzel and honestly in many scenes he look barely taller than Denzen even in full body pic, idk what happened there.
RJT said on 24/Nov/20
@Editor Rob

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In this scene he looks more than an inch shorter than Chris around 1.5" shorter, but he was barefooted (0.36 mark) and Chris wore at least an inch shoes.

Maybe David has lost a bit of height and around 6'2.5" now.
Editor Rob
would be surprised if he lost anything noticeable...however, some guys do lose height by mid 40's through wear & tear and injuries.
J2Frenzy said on 9/Nov/20
Claiming 6’4 is disgracing other 189 guys like myself
FriedChicken said on 28/Oct/20
I feel like Harbour is the guy to justify footwear heights because that's what we're wearing most of the day. Like when Strahan with Kobe said "hey man we're in shoes most of the day so!"

But yes it is a bit silly.

Dwayne Johnson i believe has a very poor height perception because he guessed Kevin Hart at 5'5" or 5'6". But i do believe he's just a liar. He met taller people like Charles Barkley, Michael Strahan, Joe Manganiello and still insists he's his billed height. I think he knows he's not that tall but is desperately trying to keep that "big tall buff guy" role in movies.
Vincent Caleb said on 27/Oct/20
He also said just 6-4 in one of his quotes, I mean I get that he will hit that in a boot, but adding 1.5 inches to your barefoot height is lying. Claiming you’re morning is ok, or rounding up is ok, but not in thick boots. I find it a bit ridiculous that some people try to justify clear inflating like Dwayne Johnson for example, by saying that he hits 6-5 in the morning, in boots, rounded up, Busting a Gut, etc. Celebrities who inflate when they are 189 cm are just embarrassing themselves.
Canson said on 27/Oct/20
@Vincent Caleb: he claimed 6’3.5/6’4 so he’s probably claiming his shoe height
FriedChicken said on 25/Oct/20
He probably hits that in a decent thick boot.
Vincent Caleb said on 24/Oct/20
Solid 189.2 cm at his low, his claim of 6’4” is a bit silly.
FriedChicken said on 15/Oct/20
A shrunken 6'3" Modine looked half an inch taller as well.
Tall Sam said on 10/Oct/20
I thought the guy who plays one his goofy deputies on Stranger Things can look 2-2.5 inches taller, I doubt that actor, John Reynolds, from other roles is anything over 6'5" really.
FriedChicken said on 9/Oct/20
For me 6'2.75 is the most he'd measure. With 6'2.5 being the lowest. He's too short compared to 6'3.25 Alistair Petrie. I feel like he'd be the same height as Brandon Routh or Tom Welling.
Matt6'5 said on 25/Sep/20
I feel like he has a robust frame. IMO it makes him look bigger than he is. I’d go 6’2.75–3
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Sep/20
David look about an inch shorter than 6'3 1/4 Alistair Petrie in Hell Boy.
FriedChicken said on 3/Sep/20
Wait guys i just noticed in extraction, Harbour was barefoot while Chris Hemsworth was in shoes. Click Here 0:35
FriedChicken said on 31/Aug/20
Not sure if I'd go that low for him..
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 27/Aug/20
Not surprise if David Harbour might be only 6'2.25" in person
FriedChicken said on 18/Jul/20
6'2 1/2. Looks tall in Stranger Things but the majority of the cast are average or on the shorter side. In extraction Chris Hemsworth definitely has more than 0.5 cm on him.
Jam Cherry said on 12/Jun/20
He’s somewhere around 189-189.5 cm at 6’2.5” in Extraction Chris Hemsworth was definitely taller to him
BobH said on 30/Apr/20
In Extraction he appeared maybe an inch shorter than Hemsworth.
George89 said on 18/Mar/20
Actually @Benbell the camera angle favours your friend and he looks to have better posture. My money is on they are the same height at 189cm.
Ben Bell said on 14/Mar/20
6’2.5 barefoot Brendan with David. I was stood to the side watching and Bren was ever so slightly taller. Look at the lettering in the background for perspective. Click Here
Bren was wearing Nike Air sneakers. Didn’t catch David’s footwear.
Nik Ashton said on 12/Mar/20
@ Ben Bell - Interesting! It looks like the 54 voters and Rob agree with you!

Look at this:

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Ben Bell said on 8/Mar/20
Met him today
I’m 6’025. I’d say he was 6’2-6’3 Click Here
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 4/Nov/19
@DangSon That would put 6'4.5" from your 6'4-6'5 estimate for him. It shows that you're 5'10.25" not 6'0. Because David is not over this listing and he only claim 6'3.75" going by his 6'3.5-6'4 words.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Oct/19
@ DangSon - I-N-T-E-R-E-S-T-I-N-G!
DangSon said on 19/Oct/19
This guy is waaaay taller than 6’2 - he looks 6’4 in person. almost 6’5. I was at the skin cancer foundation gala this week as someone’s guest. He was there and easily as tall as a pro basketball player. Not a doubt in my mind he’s 6’4. I stand at 6ft for reference. Honestly I wouldn’t even be surprised if he was 6’5. guys this tall that are actors are like tall actresses, minimize their height a little bit because shorter actors are preferred because they fit in the frame & are more eye-to-eye with actresses mostly
JD1996 said on 27/Sep/19
Tall bloke standing around the 6’3” mark
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Aug/19
Geoff Stults, David de Gea and David Harbour are all 6'2 5/8 (189.5cm) range guys.
Canson said on 24/Jul/19
6’3-6’3.5 could be shoe height.
6’2.5 barefoot may be his normal low
Tall Sam said on 22/Jul/19
He also claimed 6'3" in an interview with Winona Ryder on Wired (Most Searched google questions or something). A more honest claim than the near 6'4" quote above, at times he does look close to the 6'3" mark.
Andrea said on 19/Jul/19
Here he claims 6'3-6'3.5: Click Here
6'2-6'3 isn't impossible, but no more than that.
Bear in mind this other guy with him is 5'7 MAX: Click Here
Editor Rob
It's strange how he says people hate the Metric system, from the Internet?

I hope at least from those visiting the site over the years, that some who were unfamiliar with metric, might have gained a little insight into it.

One thing is certain - there will always be imperial/metric listings together for as long as I am here.
Animus said on 14/Jul/19
Okay, I just read an article that stated he was 250lbs for 'Hellboy'. That's pretty big.
Animus said on 14/Jul/19
He is certainly a tall guy at nearly 6'3, and he is quite a big guy too, but I think, objectively speaking, he's somewhat exaggerating his size. He's rather broad-shouldered and seems to have a thick lower body, but his wrists look to be of average size, so his bone structure is not massive. It's hard to tell what he weighs, but perhaps he is 225-230lbs? Obviously he has a large physical presence, so in that sense he is certainly 'large'.
Johan 185 cm said on 14/Jul/19
Looked very tall in Stranger things but then the cast was very short mostly. He looks so different here, like 20-30kg lighter haha.
mini golf kid said on 5/Jul/19
David Harbour is a giant in Stranger things. Likely 190 cm tall.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 9/Jan/19
He is not 6'4" or 6'3 1/2", but he is still really tall. He's like 6'3", looked tall in the Equalizer.
Jordan87 said on 19/Dec/18
Neither This clown or the ROck is " 6'3.5" or 6'4". Woman must love when already tall men inflate their height. Makes them think they are trying to make up for something else that is not their desired size.
berta said on 26/Apr/18
I SAW SNITH WITH DWAYNE JOHNSON couple Days ago. he and Dwayne was pretty mutch the same height. if Dwayne is 189 then he was probably 190 couple years ago so 190 it a good listing
thisisreallymoe said on 28/Feb/18
I saw David Harbour in Union Square two nights ago. He was walking with his girlfriend who is short and blond. Anyway, I said "hi" for a second (yeah, I was that guy). He was polite. Anyway. He's 6'2. Maybe a smidgen over, but 6'3 is wishful thinking. Broad, burly guy. 6'2 and a quarter is my guess.
Joah said on 8/Feb/18
Very verstile actor tall but not super imposing.
I would have guessed 6 2 or bit over add in average or worse posture listing is good.
Tall Sam said on 17/Jan/18
I think his listing is pretty legit. He did look around half an inch shorter than Matthew Modine at the SAG Awards and pretty close in height to Liev Schreiber and Michael Shannon.

I wonder how tall the actor is who plays his doofus deputy on Stranger Things, John Reynolds, as he looks always at least a solid couple inches taller than Harbour. Maybe Reynolds is a strong 6'5", I haven't watched the well-reviewed Search Party which Reynolds is on as well.
Midget Stomper said on 19/Dec/17
I think 6'3" is more likely, When I saw him in stranger things I figured he was anywhere from 6'3" to 6'4", he hasn't got the best posture yet always looks a head taller than everyone he's near in "Stranger Things", even seated.
Joe said on 11/Nov/17
Seems a strong 6'2
Height Sky said on 5/Nov/17
Good work Rob with the listed, i saw him with Liam Neeson in Walk Amongst The Tombstones at 2014 but i was new in guesses but in that time thought he was 6'3.5" next to 192 cm Neeson in the film, probably the very bad posture of Neeson.
Jacob said on 2/Nov/17
I’m watching season 2 but I remembered thinking he had to be at least 6’3” so 6’2.75 quarters he could round a little bit up like a any strong height
hal said on 28/Oct/17
Looks right. Good choice for Hellboy IMO. Looking forward to it.
Jake T. said on 28/Oct/17
He will be a taller Hellboy than Perlman. Just under 6'3 for Harbour i think.
Ben said on 18/Sep/17
You should add Hellboy in the description.
Pedro said on 3/Dec/16
"Stranger Things" should be added in the description. It's now by far his most well known role.
S.J.H said on 1/Nov/16
In A Walk Among the Tombstones david harbour was very close to liam neeson height and another co-star Adam David Thompson seemingly 6'3 as well
berta said on 29/Oct/16
i was looking at sttranger things yesterday and havent seen this guy before and i hought anywhere from strong 188 guy to weak 190 guy. and thought the best fit for him was 189. But i guess 190 is a good listing to
Amaze said on 12/Aug/16
Looked really tall big massive in stranger things. Great show on netflix, must check it out. 80s vibe horror version of e.t poltergeist and war games. 190cm guy weak 6'3, very tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/16
Looks very close to 6ft3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Apr/16
Rob, is it just me or does this guy look uncannily like Michael C. Hall?
Sam said on 9/Oct/15
Yeah, it's possible Denzel had some bigger footwear, he also looked not that much than Schreiber in The Manchurian Candidate but in some premiere photos with Schreiber, Denzel can look pretty close to 3 inches shorter. I was wondering if that 6'1" claim for Harbour that was floating around on the net for a while was from an agency bio height, seems unlikely though. He never looks under 6'2" and mostly solid in the 6'2"-6'3" range.
Sean73 said on 7/Oct/15
Sam, Denzel must have had a little shoe help because he looks a solid 73" next to Harbour. By now, I wouldn't put Denzel over 6 foot flat.
joe@@ said on 7/Oct/15
Liam Neeson is still a little higher I think 6'2.75 solids him
Sam said on 6/Oct/15
Thanks for adding.
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I think you could argue this, he seems quite similar height to Schreiber and just a bit under Michael Shannon. I thought next to Denzel though only looks a strong 6'2".

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