How tall is David Letterman

David Letterman's Height

6ft ¾ in (184.8 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
American talk show host. He claimed to be 6ft 2.

How tall is David Letterman
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.73in (187.3cm)
Current: 6ft 0.65in (184.5cm)
slim 6'1 said on 19/Jan/21
186 peak
183/184 current
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/20
He got edged by solid 6ft2 men, even guys passed their prime like Connery and O’Toole. I’d be reluctant to give him that peak although oddly he could look it with others.


6ft1¾ could be a goer
Canson said on 26/Nov/20
@Vincent: I remember he told Ryan Reynolds that he looked taller than he Claimed. Likely he lost height and wasn’t aware. But 6’1.5 is the highest I could see. I could see 6’1 for Arnold in his prime
Vincent Caleb said on 14/Nov/20
If he was 6-1.75 then Arnie is 6-1.25, but if he is listed correctly Arnie struggles for 6-1.
Jkiller said on 20/Aug/20
Peak 6'1.75 and nowadays 6'0.75.
OriginalAnon said on 26/Jun/20
186cm prime. 183.5cm today.
Tall In The Saddle said on 21/Jun/20
@Danimal

Your link was to a Megadeth appearance on Letterman. I guess you meant Dave Mustaine who's listed 6' generally but 5'11" on this site. Dave looks tallest when closest to camera. Standing close to Mustaine but always on the move, I don't know if I would give Letterman more than 2.5" advantage.
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Jun/20
He was a legit 6'2" (claimed to have been measured 6'2.5" by a college friend when he was in school). Here he is next to then 5'11" Dave Grohl back in 1994. He towered him: Click Here
Tall In The Saddle said on 3/Mar/20
I think 6'1.5" is good for Letterman, no lower, perhaps a touch higher. In a 1987 interview with Trump about 6'2" himself at that time, Dave appeared very close in height, dropping no more than .5" IMO. Letterman also appeared to be dropping about 2" in 1990 to 40/41 yo Foreman who I have at 6'3.5" peak.
MBR said on 18/Feb/20
Howard Stern's much taller. I say 6'2 peak, 6'0 strong now.
Canson said on 9/Dec/19
@Yang: agreed. Today he doesn’t look over maybe 184. Peak height he was taller however. He was likely 186-187. I would say maybe 1” or 1.25” height loss
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 9/Sep/19
Peak height - 6ft 1 (185cm)
Current height - 6ft ish (183cm) probably lost bit more height as he ages.... can look 5ft 11 3/4 ish sometimes....
Hijoputamus said on 12/Jul/19
Tall, smart, very funny and handsome man.
6ft3 in shoes in the 80s.
Probably 6ftish barefoot nowadays.
Yes, I’m a big fan.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/19
I think 6ft1⅝ peak then
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/19
Rob, how likely is 6ft1¾ peak?
Editor Rob
A full 6ft 2 I've not been convinced upon, but whether 1/4 or 1/2 inch under, I can see how both are feasible...6ft 1 would be too low for his peak.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
David Letterman looked almost a full 6'2" in his peak in the 80's and early 90's on his show, so.I think he could've been like 6'1.75" possibly. He looked like a tall man back in those days and lost a good inch since then. He is barely over 6 foot today, next to Obama. He is like 6'0" today probably.
Michael Voisinet said on 4/May/18
When Huey Lewis made an appearance with David Letterman on his show Letterman looked at least 2'' taller than 6'Huey Lewis. I would say that Letterman is at least 6'2''tall. 6'0 3/4 is a very inaccurate depiction of his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/18
187-188cm zone in his prime is possible. Looked near 6ft2 in the 80's
Greg99 said on 27/Apr/18
I think 6'1/2" sounds right for Letterman - just watched a clip of him and Michael Caine in 1988 and Caine is noticeably a bit taller when they greet each other standing up.
CDS said on 26/Mar/18
I always thought it was funny on "late show" that when an actor of the taller variety..IE a Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, etc...would come out on stage, Dave would wait comfortably behind his desk for them to come over and he'd shake their hands from there. BUT when an actor of the shorter variety would approach the stage...IE a tom cruise, mel Gibson, sly Stallone, etc.., Dave would rush out and meet them half way and shake hands, actually pausing for what appeared to be a photo shoot..lol as for his prime height, ill go with 6'1.5"..6'2.5" in shoes, which he actually claimed on an episode a supermodel was guest and shared her height...elle McPherson I think it was?
berta said on 9/Mar/18
rob shpould letterman get atleaast 6 foot 1 3/4 peak? he have almost alwayt at his peak looked fraction taller than 6 foot 1 1/5 guys. he also made bill murray look 6 foot 1 flat if he was this height and almost everybody agrres that murray was more in the legit 186 range at peak. it hink 187,5 peak
Editor Rob
I suppose 6ft 1.5 is the lowest, 6ft 1.75 is quite arguable for 80's to early 90's.
Chase said on 23/Dec/17
He does look just an inch shorter than George foreman in that clip. Maybe an inch and a half. I’d give him 6’1.75 or 6’2 peak and 6’0.5-6’0.75 today
Canson said on 18/Nov/17
@Harrysachs: you do compare a lot of people to foreman tho such as Dwayne Wade as well and letterman.
Canson said on 17/Nov/17
Well Harry Sachs that was made in response to the comment you made about me downplaying Letterman.
harrysachs said on 16/Nov/17
Canson you are the one who compares every one to Ali. I found videos of David Letterman with various people. None of those people have factual measurements besides George Foreman. So if George Foreman was measured at 6'3 and Letterman at the time was only a inch shorter than Foreman then Letterman would have to be 6'2. You typing Lol proves what? How internet cool you are. Also if you think Foreman is 2.5 inches taller than Letterman in the video I put up then I suggest you get some glasses.
Jim said on 17/Oct/17
See here at 26:15: Click Here

Dave in comparison to: Alec Baldwin, Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carey, Chris Rock, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Payton Manning, Tina Fey, Bill Murray.
Canson said on 29/Aug/17
I don't think letterman was ever that tall honestly. He's no more than 6'0" today and was probably max 6'1" peak or weak 6'1". The 6'1.5 is a shoes height. Don't know if everyone notices but he sometimes stands on the incline when he greets guests and can appear taller at times

Lol Harry Sachs compares everyone he discusses to George Foreman. What's your obsession with him
even said on 22/Jul/17
past = 187 cm , right now = 185 cm
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
@Harry Sachs: maybe he's that today then but with Forman forward to 30:47. That's not an inch it's at least 2 maybe 2.5. A 6'3 foreman as I agree with you on makes letterman 6'0.5 tops
Canson said on 5/Jun/17
Well Harry Sachs: I'm not the only one saying that. So you're implying before that I upgraded someone? Who may that be?
Richardspain said on 29/May/17
He is tall.

Maybe 188cm or 6'2feet when he was young.

Nowadays a good 185cm 6'1 feet barefoot

He speaks very quickly in his talkshows incredible! He is singular.
HarrySachs said on 15/May/17
Look its Canson again this time downplaying somebody height. Click Here Only slightly shorter than the measured 6'3 George Foreman. Clearly a 6'2 guy when he was younger.
Canson said on 6/Mar/17
Overlisted. He is 5'11 range barefoot. Notice how he stands on an incline when guests come out. And this coming from a relative who has met him and was 6'-6'1" prime
Sandy Cowell said on 4/Mar/17
The only time I saw David Letterman was when I hunted about online to see him interview Liv Tyler!
I wasn't any the wiser after the interview, though I could tell that he was tall, but 5ft10 Liv is well over 6 foot with high heels!
I'll agree with just under 6ft1 for today's height and 6ft1.5 for his peak.
Realist said on 1/Mar/17
He's in the 6'1 range and average sized/tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/17
Out of bed: 6ft2¼-6ft2½
Before bed: 6ft1½-6ft1¾
Danimal said on 27/Feb/17
He was every bit 6'2" in his prime. He also claimed that his friend measured him at 6'2.5". I don't know why you're low balling his peak height Rob? Today he could be slightly under 6'1", but he was taller than 6'1.5" at his peak.
Charlie said on 27/Feb/17
There is no way Letterman is over 6 feet tall. Letterman is no more than 5'9 today. In the Documentary years of Living Dangerously he is in India filming about the dangers of Coal and the lack of electricity. In one part of the segment he is talking to a tailor who had his custom fitted for India Attire. The tailor stood a good 3 inches taller than Letterman and the tailor looked about 5'10. Letterman has a waste size of 37' and a chest size of 41'. There is no way he is 6 feet tall. There was a scene in the documentary where he and the tailor are on a roof talking about India's use of Diesel Generators due to the power outages. For an American man letterman is really not that tall and not that big. He looks extremely skinny next to the Indian Tailor and shorter. For Lettermen to be 6 feet tall his waste size
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
I think in the 80's he was a very solid/strong 187cm guy if not 188cm or 6ft2 like he claimed.
Willes189 said on 15/Sep/16
Yes, Barkley is greatly under listed
Height said on 27/Jun/16
Peak Letterman looks like a 5'11"er close to Charles Barkley. Probably speaks more of Barkley's height than Letterman's.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/16
Rob, which one is most likely his peak?

A) 190cm/188cm
B) 189.5cm/187.5cm
C) 189cm/187cm
D) 188.5cm/186.5cm
E) 188cm/186cm
Editor Rob: C plus or minus a little
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Mar/16
Danimal, are you actually saying that Letterman is still 6ft2?
Judd ISR said on 11/Aug/15
Good listing Rob! 184.5-5 cms it's his actual current listing!
adolf said on 8/Aug/15
And im convinced he always was, Bernard. Look at him with Ivan Lendl.
Bernard said on 1/Jul/15
Rob, I am convinced that he is now 6'0.5
Here is him with president Barack Obama...

Click Here

It looks like Obama could be 6'1.25 here, but you listed him as 6'1', but letterman looks half an inch shorter than him. Do you think that his height has deteriorated as he has gotten older, and that he is not in fact still 6'1.5?
[Editor Rob: yes he could be around that mark now, weak 6ft 1 range. He is what, 68 now!]
Danimal said on 31/May/15
A present day David Letterman is TALLER than Ray Romano (starting at the 2:58 mark). I have NO problem saying that Dave was 6'2" or 6'2.5" (in the morning as he claimed) in his youth: Click Here
Crypto139 said on 24/May/15
6'0.75" today
Tempest said on 24/May/15
At least an inch (possibly 2) shorter than Norm MacDonald.
Danimal said on 21/May/15
WOW, here is Dave and Obama standing side by side this past week at the 29 second mark. Dave being almost 70 years old has probably lost 1" since his prime, but he stands up pretty well to Obama even still: Click Here
Judd said on 21/May/15
rob i've no doubt he was 6'1.5" because he always looks tall.
althought, today he's still 68 and i think he had a naturally (but modest) shrinkage:

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he might be currently 6'0.75-1"? is what he does look next to a honest 6'1" Barack Obama...
slothee said on 7/May/15
Seeing current 6ft2.5 Will Ferrell with him on his show, he appeared at least two inches shorter than Ferrell. I think he's in the 6ft0.5 range today.
grizz said on 6/May/15
He looks more like a strong 6 footer or weak 6'1. 6'2.5 Will Ferell had almost 2 inches on Letterman standing right next to him. A legit 6'1 Obama looked taller than Letterman, but can't figure that because they weren't standing on even ground (perhaps Letterman knew he'd appear shorter next to Obama lol).
1995 6'5" guy said on 6/May/15
This guy was 2 inches shorter than Ryan Reynolds, I give that he's old so it's okay I guess.
Magoo said on 5/May/15
In the 80s he was talking to a guest on his show and he mentioned that he was 6'2 and a half. Looks like he probably lost some of that hight now at almost 70.
TheOx said on 30/Apr/15
I always wondered how tall he was, my guess was always 6'2. Just watching him now and there is a guy that comes on pretending to be New York Mayor Bill Di Blasio, he is at least 4 inches taller than letteman, if somebody knew who he is and his height that would be a good comparison as they are both standing upright next to each other Infront of the camera.
Slash said on 24/Apr/15
Letterman is 185cm most, more like 183cm. A large majority of celebs lie about their height so now even those who don't are considered taller than they are.
wooley85 said on 18/Mar/15
I just saw Will Farrell on Lettermen and Lettermen was standing right next to him and Farrell had Dave by at least 3-4 inches. Either Dave Shrank or Farrell is taller than 6'3
Damon said on 20/Jan/15
rob, i think letterman needs a downgrade. 4 inches tops over 5'8 joaquin phoenix in this vid about 13 min mark Click Here
Judd said on 9/Jan/15
I think today he's 6'0.75-1"...same current size of Bill Murray, but I will bet he for sure was 6'1" in the 70's and 80's!
Hypado said on 30/Dec/14
yes mike

184-185 today
186-187 peak
Bishop said on 21/Dec/14
His peak was definitely this. Now, I'd say more of a solid 6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/14
Rob, is 184cm now possible for Letterman or do you still think he clears 6ft1?
[Editor Rob: he can still look around 6ft 1 range]
Powerhouse said on 12/Dec/14
Joaquin Phoenix was on the show recently and they were both standing next to each other at some point during the interview and there was certainly not 5.5 inches difference in height between them. I think either Joaquin needs an upgrade or Letterman needs a downgrade.
mike said on 16/Oct/14
184-185 today
186-187 peak
Danimal said on 14/Oct/14
At 4:20, Letterman's quite a bit taller than 6'0" Dave Grohl (from THIS WEEK):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv5ekzTubwU
Tymmo said on 5/Oct/14
I think David Letterman could be 188cm and Tyler the Creator would be about 186cm but Dave had footwear advantage, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9kJ0w7FCNo#t=286
MrTBlack said on 7/Jul/14
Rob, I think he's a full 6'2". Maybe 6'1 3/4 at worst but even then, that's an understatement.
Sorty said on 29/Jun/14
I played the show. There's a pic of us shaking hands. I'm 6'7" and I'm slightly leaning in the shot. I'd guess he's 6'2".
Tim said on 27/Jun/14
Here he is standing next to 6'5" Howard Stern and 5'11" Jimmy Kimmel
Click Here
Seems like he may be even shorter than 6'1" now?
Afg said on 20/May/14
Here he is with 180 Jay Leno, i think he looks at least 184.5, unfortunately the photo does not shows the shoes. Click Here
NS said on 10/Mar/14
Met Dave in the 90s. Held the door open for him as he went into a book store. Seemed a clear 6'2" at least.
StopHijackingMyNick said on 25/Feb/14
186cm peak and now 185cm.
Doug said on 9/Feb/14
Talking to Paul McCartney he looks a solid 6'1, they are both close in age, I assume have dealt with similar height loss, if any.
teej said on 10/Jan/14
Looks no way near 6'2, looks like 5'11 next to 6'3 will ferrell. And even with other celebs like cameron diaz in heels she's 5'8 and in heels she's about 6'0 and she's got an inch on him. If you look at his shows you see how he gets towered, by real 6'2 guys. Also the fact that I am 187.6 cm, and my girlfriend is 5'8. I still am comfarably and noticably taller than her on with 4 inchheels. And my brother is 6'4 yet in photos I look about 2/2.25 inches smaller than him, whereas david who's supposedly 187cm gets towered by will ferrel by a noticable 5 inches as he's just above his nose. I don't buy he's a 6'1 or 2. I think his peak height possibly 6 foot, current height 5'11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
Actually a weak 6ft2 is possible aswell for Letterman's peak.

Rob, you're right about Chris Elliott. I saw a few clips of him and Letterman from the 80s up to most recent and he consistently looks very close to if not the same height. Must be at least 6ft1.
Mike said on 4/Jan/14
I saw Huey Lewis as a guest on David Letterman. Huey Lewis is a legitimate 6'tall. When Letterman was standing next to Lewis he looked about 2'' tall than he is. So I would suffice to say that Dave is approximately 6'2''tall.
Lenad said on 31/Dec/13
I think letterman was a weak 6'2.
Lenad said on 28/Dec/13
186cm is probably closer today
James said on 26/Dec/13
"So, he had Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (measured 6'3.25") do his Top Ten, last night. I saw absolutely no more than two inches between the two."

I saw that episode last night. My first thought when Winston came out: "Damn, he must be 6'5" at least." He dwarfed Letterman that much. My guess is 6'0" flat nowadays.
MD said on 17/Dec/13
So, he had Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (measured 6'3.25") do his Top Ten, last night. I saw absolutely no more than two inches between the two. Letterman has not lost a lot of height. At his absolute lowest I'd say 6'1", but he really does look this listing. He remains looking consistently taller with men of average height, and he still looks taller than six-foot-even men.
HOIS said on 15/Dec/13
He's 6'4
Lenad said on 14/Dec/13
still looks at least 6'1 to me
gian92 said on 30/Nov/13
6'1 no more
Salut said on 26/Sep/13
6'2 shoes on
17, 183 said on 19/Sep/13
He's 6'2, just. Very cocky about his height though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/13
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"

Looked it in the 80s-90s and is probably still close to it now. I'm not his biggest fan. Quite frankly I find him to be quite annoying at times. But, I think he's honest about his height. I read somewhere he claimed 6ft2.5 aswell.
Shelb said on 6/Aug/13
Tyler the Creator is easily 6'2". I'm 6 foot and he towered over me when I met him and he was barefooted (someone stole his shoes when he was crowd surfing).

Letterman lost weight after his heart surgery and he's someone who lost weight with age instead of gaining it. He's not hiding his weight loss, it's obvious.
LG69 said on 1/Aug/13
Peak 6'2"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/13
Can look 6ft1 flat a lot now. 186cm today, Rob?
spokid said on 11/Jul/13
By the way:
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Kanye is 5'8, there's no chance that Tyler is 5'11...

He towers Kanye West, who is 5'8.
spokid said on 10/Jul/13
@MD I met Tyler backstage at a show. I'm somewhere between 5'11 and 6 feet, and Tyler was easily 2 or 3 inches taller than me. But he's really really wide shouldered and skinny irl, so that might make him appear taller...
Hot Flash said on 10/Jul/13
Has anyone noticed Dave Letterman looks like he's lost a lot of weight? Why does he wear his suits "unbottoned" every night? Is it to hide the weight loss?
Silent d said on 23/Jun/13
187cm. He always stands his ground against tall guests like morgan freeman, jim carrey, obama, nadal, sharapova and some other celebs. I know it is weird when he looks 6 foot next to some guests. He is a hard man to judge. The photo with alan made him look 6 foot.
Sam said on 3/Jun/13
Rob, I think it's fair to say he's lost maybe a half an inch with age today. Would you look at that?
Elfoersaan said on 5/May/13
This doesn't seem right. Bill Murray is listed here shorter than David Letterman but in the first video below he's apparently at least an inch taller than Letterman. Same goes with George Clooney, who virtually looks just 2 inches shorter than David.

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Either Bill Murray is 6ft 2.5in and George Clooney is 5ft 11.5in. Or Letterman is shorter than listed here. I agree with people on this forum David's height is at least an inch to much.
Tempest said on 30/Apr/13
Lenad, you're close. I remember a pic Rob had with Letterman and some other 5'10" guy and Letterman only looked 1-2 inches taller. Jim Carrey was shorter in the 1994 interview. Jim Carrey 6'.05". Letterman 6'1". That's what I think.
Lenad said on 21/Apr/13
the same height as Jim Carrey if not a tad taller in 1994. 187cm peak
Bifftannen said on 12/Apr/13
He Was towered in the early 80,s when he had andre the giant ón the show clip is ón youtube
Rah 6'0" said on 8/Apr/13
MD if it is true about Frank Ocean being 5'10". but if tyler has claimed 6'2 and is seen as being the same height or a shade taller than frank than Letterman is weak 6'1 Tyler strong 5'11"?
Rah 6'0" said on 6/Apr/13
Keep in mind when 6'2" tyler the creator was on the show letterman had a huge show advantage since tyler usually wears converse chuck taylors. I really wish tyler had a page bcuz he seems to be the same height as frank ocean who looks a legit 6 foot. 2 inches is a huge flucutation.
Lenad said on 6/Apr/13
I can buy a full 6'2 for letterman at his prime. No more though
Big T said on 6/Apr/13
Tyler the Creator has always claimed 6'2" and Dave was taller than him easily. I dunno why so many people wanna downgrade Dave.
Tempest said on 7/Mar/13
Anthony Perkins is what you'd call a legitimate 6'2" guy. Lanky, skinny and awkward looking and yet he's listed as 6'1.5" on here. He is at least 6'2". He very likely is 6'2.5" as he claimed. Letterman is shorter.
Tempest said on 5/Mar/13
Rob, that picture of that one 5'10.5" guy with Letterman made Letterman look 6' or less... Please don't tell me you're being paid to make celebrities taller than they really are.
Tempest said on 5/Mar/13
And as I deduced Anthony Perkons is taller than David Letterman. I realize this is bad for comparing heights but simply compare lankiness and try to put yourself directly in front of the two using your imagination.

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Let us not forget about the picture of Letterman and that 5'10.5" guy Rob knew where Letterman only looked 6' max.
Tempest said on 1/Mar/13
If Chris Barrie in that video is 5'11" then Craig Ferguson looks 184 cm.
katy said on 31/Jan/13
Next to 5'10 Jon Bon Jovi: Click Here
I'M smart. said on 29/Dec/12
Craig Ferguson is 5'11" I know celebs and their heights. Letterman is 6'2' in the morning. Then he get's a litttle shorter.
The Big Midget said on 24/Nov/12
When Sylvester Stallone was at his show, he was almost as tall (elevator shoes anyone?) .-)
Silent d said on 1/Oct/12
187cm but he has good posture for a 65 year old man. I'm surprised he is as tall as his peak height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/12
6ft2/188cm peak is possible since he still looks 186-187cm on his show. Didn't he claim 6ft2.5 at one point aswell?
Sam said on 27/Sep/12
We almost always shrink with age..
David & Arnold are both over 60.
Anon said on 27/Sep/12
Letterman is exactly 6'1.5 (186.5cm), David Cameron looked almost as tall as him on the show. I would say Cameron is more 185cm than 184, Obama looks a fraction taller than him at 185.5cm. Will Smith looked the same height as Letterman and Rafael Nadal looked more than an inch shorter I give Nadal 183.5cm
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 26/Sep/12
@2tall:
No way, Arnold was around my same height at peak, at least 6'1.5 and so was Letterman, 5'11 is trolling.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 25/Sep/12
He's shorter than Obama today.
2tall said on 19/Sep/12
I am a 6'1" woman and every guy who is 5'10 clsims to be 6'. Celebties all fudge height. Arnold is 5"11 mac. I towered over him at a fundraiser
Silent d said on 18/Sep/12
Greg you have to watch the shows again when he shakes their hands, they are on even ground. He wears boat shoes. No lift there. Sometimes when celebrities do the top ten, he goes to shake hands with them and he is usually taller. Next to romney a while back ago, romney was slightly taller and he is 6 foot 2 but i think he had a shoe advantage. David is 187cm but the funny thing is, some nfl players always seem to stand him up. He is an enigma. Some things can't be explained.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/12
I don't see Arnold having 2in on Letterman. Besides he's way closer to the camera.
They look virtually the same with Letterman maybe edging Arnold out by a bit.
John said on 16/Aug/12
Two inches shorter than Arnold here: Click Here

Arnold was supposedly 6'1.5 at his peak, but maybe he was wearing lifts?
Silent d said on 1/Feb/12
I assume 187cm is right on because no one is commenting anymore.
Silent d said on 17/Jan/12
Definitely 187cm next to 192cm seal. He stands his ground against a very tall man.
Silent d said on 11/Jan/12
He was still taller than kate beckinsale in 6 inch slight platform heels. 187cm.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 10/Jan/12
Rob,

Is this listing Letterman's current height, or his peak height?
[Editor Rob: I'm not sure if he's lost half inch or not]
Silent d said on 6/Jan/12
How tall is will arnett? David letterman was taller than him. 187cm.
Silent d said on 3/Jan/12
I found out that lindsey vonn was 5 foot 10 but she looked taller on letterman. 187cm.
Mathew said on 2/Jan/12
Looked close to 6'2" back in the 90s.
Silent d said on 25/Dec/11
I watched the episode when lindsey vonn was on. She was huge. I never seen a female guest look so big in the chair. She looked 6 foot easy and she had 3 inch heels i think. When she hugged david letterman, he was slightly taller. Trust me she was tall and attractive. 187cm. He was much taller than anderson cooper too.
Greg (6 ft 1 in) said on 21/Dec/11
All you have to do is copy the address from the web address bar and paste it here. Rob's got it set up so it automatically creates a link. Like I said before, whenever I watch the show Dave is on the elevated stage and his guest is standing on the floor, so I'm interested in looking at these moments you're finding that can actually be used to accurately determine height to a reasonable degree. So far, the best evidence I have is the photo above with 5'10.5'' Alan Light in which Dave looks no taller than 6'0.25''.
Silent d said on 20/Dec/11
I don't know how to link. I just watch the show a lot. He was definately taller than will smith, rafael nadal, bill murray, bill cosby, jim carrey and similar to kutcher. He might be slightly taller. I know because they were hugging and posing and you can see letterman clearly taller. I don't get it. No lifts in his shoe. How tall is mitt romney? He was slightly shorter than him. 187cm.
Greg said on 19/Dec/11
@Silent d: I've watched the show quite a bit, but usually Dave is on the elevated stage when shaking the hand of his guest. You think you could link me?

@Jim: Actually, Dave had a comfortable camera advantage on Hugh. Just pause at 0:46 on the zoomed-in shot, and you can see just how much closer to the camera Dave is. It's harder to tell once the camera has zoomed out.
Jim said on 16/Dec/11
He was taller than hugh jackman when he did the interview this year and if hugh jackman is definetly 6ft 2 letterman would have to be at least 6ft 2 and it isnt the camera angle because letterman had his head titled down when shaking his hand, i would definetly say he is 6ft 2 at least. Click Here just skip to 0:45
Silent d said on 13/Dec/11
Just watch the show. He was taller than David duchovny.
Greg said on 8/Dec/11
@Silent d: Okay, could you present the evidence?
Silent d said on 7/Dec/11
I don't know but much taller than matt damon and he is at least 5 foot 9. He was wearing dress shoes. I still think 187cm is not out of reach.
Greg said on 5/Dec/11
Where is this evidence that Letterman is the same height as Joe Montana? I've seen when Montana was on Letterman in '95, but Letterman wasn't standing straight at all when they shook hands (and he looked a lot shorter).
Silent d said on 5/Dec/11
So you think he is a 6 foot celebrity claiming to be 6 foot 2. That seems unreasonable. He doesn't look like a liar but i don't know anymore. 187cm. He was clearly taller than craig ferguson who is a legit 6 foot 1 or more. He was taller than nadal. A six footer cannot be taller than those guys. 187cm.
SIlent d said on 30/Nov/11
The rock is 6 foot 3. Was he wearing huge boots vegas? What do you think his height is vegas? 6 foot? Even next to johnny depp, there's a big difference. He must be a magician if he is only 6 foot. In that photo above he looks barely 6 foot. If that is his real height. There must be an optical illusion on the show. I can't explain this phenomenon. Vegas help me explain it? He is not a lift wearer. He wears old man boat shoes. I don't know anymore.
guest said on 30/Nov/11
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (listed as 6ft 2in) with Letterman:

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Rodgers definitely appears more than 0.5" taller in the video... looks more like 1.5" or 2" taller than Letterman
Vegas said on 29/Nov/11
Silent d says on 28/Nov/11
Has he ever said his height rob? He must be a magician creating the illusion he's 187cm.
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he isn't 187cm as of 2011, 2 years ago the rock had quite a bit of height on him 18secs Click Here
Silent d said on 28/Nov/11
He never wears lifts. He wears these weird boat shoes that have an inch lift max. When will smith hugged him on the show, david was slightly taller and will had dress shoes. They have an inch and a bit lift. 187cm. Has he ever said his height rob? He must be a magician creating the illusion he's 187cm. I can't explain it. He was clearly 7cm taller than jerry seinfield who people say is 180cm. He had more lift in shoes. Jamie oliver is not short, he always looked 5 foot 10. David was much taller than him. I think he was crouching next to kid cudi because there is no way he is shorter than 6 foot.
echelon said on 24/Nov/11
I'll give you that Silent d, does appear to be an anomaly cause it doesn't look like cudi could be wearing lifts as he's wearing off the shelf trainers. Whatever the secret is here I'd love to know so I could stand eye to eye with a 6 ft + person
Silent d said on 24/Nov/11
Of course vegas, they are giants. Can't explain that echelon. He is usually much taller than his music guests. He was much taller than rihanna, ne yo, david grohl,delta goodrem, ellen, adam sandler, robert de niro, eddie murphy and much more. He stands his ground next to ashton, ryan reynolds, jim carrey and will smith. 187cm.
echelon said on 22/Nov/11
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If Kid Cudi is supposed to 5'9 and Letterman is 6'1.5 how do they look so close in height here (04.39) im 5'9.5 and when i stand next to my 6'+ friends, our eyelines are definitely not that near each other
thebad7 said on 22/Nov/11
@Danimal: I looked at two videos of Letterman in '95 when Montana appear on his show. If Montana is/was 6'2" then Letterman did look the same height as Montana. It's strange because in the above photo, he doesn't look like a 6'2" man at all.

tb7
Vegas said on 21/Nov/11
Silent d says on 19/Nov/11
He is never towered by anyone on his show not even by vince vaughn.
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towered by 6'8.5 barefoot measured amare stoudemire last year 2mins 28secs Click Here
looking quite a bit shorter than ~6'6 penn jillette in 1989, 3mins 10secs onward Click Here
Silent d said on 19/Nov/11
He is never towered by anyone on his show not even by vince vaughn. Rob has he ever said he is 6 foot 2? I know you lose height over time but it doesn't make sense.
Mathew said on 18/Nov/11
6'1"-ish, give or take. He's not over this listing, that's for sure.
Silent d said on 16/Nov/11
I can't explain that photo above. On his show he easily looks 187cm. Does alan wear lifts rob?
[Editor Rob: I've no idea about lifts, but maybe the ground isn't quite as level?]
Silent d said on 15/Nov/11
He was a few inches taller than jamie oliver who looks about 5 foot 9 to 10. 187cm is correct.
Silent d said on 11/Nov/11
That photo does not make sense. How could he look so tall next to ashton kutcher, will smith, robert pattinson, jim carrey, nadal and he is a giant next to the music guests. All legit 6 foot plus guys. When adam sandler went on a couple of days ago. At least 12cm difference. Assuming sandler is 5 foot 9, david letterman is a legit 187cm. Adam sandler is 177cm so 187cm seems correct.
Danimal said on 9/Nov/11
thebad7 says on 7/Nov/11
Even when younger, he never looked 6'2". A strong 6'0"/weak 6'1" sounds more accurate for him.

Oh YES he did. There are clips on youtube of him and John Candy from the early 1980's and Dave was barely shorter than him. There is so much proof that he was at least 6'2" peak. Him and 6'2" Joe Montana from the early 1990's (same exact height). Been watching Dave since before you were probably born and he was every bit 6'2" during the day and as mentioned before, 6'2.5" first thing in the morning. Today's he probably scraping 6'1" at 64 years old.
Silent d said on 8/Nov/11
I don't have evidence but i always watch the late show when i can. He was taller than nadal who is 6 foot 1. A six footer cannot be taller than a person who is 6 foot 1. Just look it up on youtube or something. He was slightly taller than bill cosby and cosby is 6 foot 1. I can live with 187cm. He never looked short. He always stands tall next to his guests. Just look at old footage. That photo is an anomily. It is weird. It doesn't make sense. He wears weird boat shoes on the show. Pretty much a flat sole. When he greets the guest you can see how tall he is. No tricks. He is a tall old man with good posture.
thebad7 said on 7/Nov/11
Even when younger, he never looked 6'2". A strong 6'0"/weak 6'1" sounds more accurate for him.

Rob, in the photo you have pasted above, Letterman only looks 2" taller at the most compared to Mr. Light.

tb7
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
strange.. lol. he look 6'0 here. not sure about how his leg stand on ground or shoes disadvantage than alan light here. in person i believe at least 6'1.
Greg said on 28/Oct/11
Silent D says on 19/Oct/11
He always looked tall. In his show he is same height as sharapova, will smith, hugh jackman and slightly taller than 186cm ashton kutcher. 188cm is perfect. Sometimes he looks like a giant next to some musical guests.He was taller than jim carrey. people who say he is 6 feet are kidding themselves. He was clearly 11cm taller than 177cm charlize theron and 9cm taller than 179cm nicole kidman.


Could you show some video/photo evidence at a good angle where both Dave and his guest are standing at the same distance from the camera?

The photo above that Rob posted is a much better indicator of Letterman's height than the Late Show because there's bound to be problems like camera advantage and angle on the show. In the photo, we've concurred that Dave was just barely 6 foot, which means he's like 5'11.5'' now.
Silent d said on 24/Oct/11
In that photo he looks 6 foot. How old was that photo rob? No way he's 6 foot. I can live with 187cm but saying he is 6 foot is a joke.
Silent D said on 19/Oct/11
He always looked tall. In his show he is same height as sharapova, will smith, hugh jackman and slightly taller than 186cm ashton kutcher. 188cm is perfect. Sometimes he looks like a giant next to some musical guests.He was taller than jim carrey. people who say he is 6 feet are kidding themselves. He was clearly 11cm taller than 177cm charlize theron and 9cm taller than 179cm nicole kidman.
Lee said on 14/Oct/11
Saw Bill O'Reilly last night on Letterman show. O'Reilly has said he is 6'4".
To me, he is taller than Letterman by more than just 2".
As for losing height with age: Letterman is 64 years old. O'Reilly is 62.
Greg said on 12/Oct/11
Dave was 6 foot flat in his prime, I'm really having a difficult time understanding how people can see 3.5 inches between him and Light, especially when you consider that Light is leaning to the right a bit, while Dave is standing straight up, and that Dave's hate makes him look taller than he really is.
Greg said on 12/Oct/11
Why is everyone saying 6'2''? Dave clearly does not have 3.5 inches on Light in this picture. This is how someone with 3.5+ inches should look: Click Here
Johan Cruyff said on 12/Oct/11
David Letterman heights were (at his peak):

Morning (out of bed)= 6'2" (1.88 m)
After 1,5-3 hrs= 6'1.5" (1.87 m)
After 5-10 hrs= 6'1.2" (1.86 m)

Today, i think he's a solid 6'0.75"-1" (1.85 m), no more...
Greg said on 10/Oct/11
I'm sorry, but I can't see how anyone can say Letterman was ever 6'2''. In order for him to have been 6'2'', he'd have to have three and a half inches on Light, which he clearly doesn't have. The hat makes him look taller than he really is, it looks to me that in actuality he only has 1.75 inches on Light, mwhich makes him 6'0.25''. He hardly ever looks tall either, I'd peg him at 5'11.75'' today.
r3v001 said on 18/Sep/11
Looks a strong 6'0.5 in this photo hes maybe got 2 inches on Alan no more. maybe 6'1.5 out of bed in his prime but prob a solid 6 feet now still at the end of the day Still a very nice height.
LUCOSO said on 14/Sep/11
a bit taller than nadal,why letterman doesnt lose height he is like morgan freman
John said on 25/Aug/11
hes was still an inch bigger than rafael nadal on the show the other night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/11
186cm tops today. Can look 6ft1 a lot nowadays and sometimes just under.
Was for sure 6ft2 in his prime
Chameleon said on 29/Jun/11
Never been over 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/11
6ft2 peak
6ft1.25-6ft1.5 today
richinkle said on 22/Jun/11
On a 1979 episode of the short-lived "Mary Tyler Moore Hour", he stood no more than 4" taller than Joyce Van Patten and Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom were wearing about 3" heels to his over 1" shoes. I would put Letterman at 6'-1".
Lenad said on 21/Jun/11
still looks at least 6ft1. so i think 186cm now and 188cm peak
Danimal said on 20/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 27/May/11
Rob, would you be aware that Letterman also claimed 6ft2.5?

[Editor Rob: yes it's been mentioned a few times in the past]

He claimed that his friend growing up measured him at 6'2.5" (probably his morning height when he was young).. Is probably around 6'1" today (give or take .25").
Vegas said on 19/Jun/11
if alans 5'8.5 then letterman peaked out at barely 5'11 going by the above photo and letterman was taller than arnold schwarzenegger late 80s/early 1990s
Cranberries said on 15/Jun/11
Here's Alan Light with Patrick Stewart, who can't be more than 5'8.5" at this age.
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Alan Light is nowhere near 5'10.5"! More like 5'8.5".
Cranberries said on 15/Jun/11
Alan Light isn't 5'10.5". Doesn't look it in his non-Celebheights pics.
Chameleon said on 7/Jun/11
He's never been over 6'1, let alone 187cm.
Sean said on 31/May/11
Click Here
this is him with The Strokes a couple weeks ago, Julian Casablancas(the singer) is 6'2" and he looks at least 2 inches taller than him. i'd say about 5'11"-6' nowadays
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
Rob, would you be aware that Letterman also claimed 6ft2.5?

[Editor Rob: yes it's been mentioned a few times in the past]
Bon_ said on 25/May/11
6'1, solid 185 cm at peak alright.
Chameleon said on 18/May/11
6'1 not 6'0

6'2 neverr
Ali said on 14/May/11
This site is really funny, lol.

6ft at best. 6'2 a complete joke.
Lenad said on 1/May/11
I wouldnt argue anything over 6ft2 peak
jtm said on 29/Apr/11
rob we are talking about his peak height,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/11
Rob would 6"2 at peak be fair?

[Editor Rob: there's never any 6ft 1 and half celebrity men, well apart from a handful! I would bet 95% of them round up and say 6ft 2.]
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 27/Apr/11
mcfan says on 22/Apr/11
Here's an obvious question: How can David Letterman who was clearly an inch taller than Bill Murray, be listed as the same height as 6'1.5? Something clearly wrong here.

I agree Murray should be downgraded to 6'1 Rob, he was clearly half an inch or more shorter than Letterman.

[Editor Rob: he's currently listed 6ft 1]
mcfan said on 22/Apr/11
Here's an obvious question: How can David Letterman who was clearly an inch taller than Bill Murray, be listed as the same height as 6'1.5? Something clearly wrong here.
Bon_ said on 26/Feb/11
with Alan looks 184 cm, but I'll setle for a strong 6'1 peak, 186 cm
SolidSnake said on 9/Feb/11
How come no peak height is here. By 60 he must of lost some height right
JMS said on 8/Feb/11
looked at least 2 inches shorter than 6'2" listed aaron rodgers. He might be around 6 feet nowadays.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
6"2 is about right for both Letterman and Schwarzenegger at peak

Perhaps Letterman had a slight edge
Boom said on 19/Dec/10
Cam Newton of Auburn was recently on Letterman, and hes at least 6'5. Dave looks about 6'-6'1 next to him.
Matt said on 17/Dec/10
I thought Arnold and Letterman looked like exactly the same height. 6' 1.5'' seems about right for him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Dec/10
6"2 peak, Rob?
georgeclooneysmum said on 28/Nov/10
Alan is on higher ground look at the waists.
lolo said on 23/Nov/10
he does look almost 3 inches taller than alan alan has big hairs which easily add 1 inch he could be closer to 186cm then
Anonymous said on 17/Nov/10
no larc, schwarzenegger, arnie was actually slightly shorter than letterman, 6'1 letterman, 6ft 0.5 peak arnie Click Here

here is letterman with 6'6 penn jillette as you can see letterman at age 41 there is easily 5 inches shorter than jillette Click Here
James said on 1/Nov/10
he's standing with poor posture next to alan
dmeyer said on 31/Oct/10
6 ft 1.5 peak 6 ft 0.5 now dosnt look over 185 with alan
Clay said on 6/Jul/09
Anon, Conan is more like 6'3, he is not 6'4.
Tim said on 28/Jun/09
Look at this interview with Pete Sampras in 1994. Sampras is known to be 6' 1". Letterman looks an inch or two taller than Pete Sampras when they both walk over to the chef who is making them dinner (see at 5.02).

Click Here
rob89 said on 5/Jun/09
I could MAYBE buy 6'2 at his peak, but nowadays he's definitely shorter than that. 6'1 tops today and probably closer to 6' even, at least if he was really shorter than Obama who btw is max 6'1. The pic with Alan also shows that Letterman is between 6'-6'1 and not 6'2.
bigd said on 21/May/09
saw bear grylls on his show(6ft) and he looked about the saem height. If anything bear looked taller
Doink said on 18/May/09
Click Here

An old acquaintance of mine when she was on the Letterman program about 4-5 years ago. She always claimed 6-3 but I'm pretty sure from having known her, at the least she's rounding down (she may be over 6-4). BTW, she wasn't wearing heels!
Ali said on 21/Apr/09
He cannot be 6'1.5 because he was shorter than Obama who is
slightly over 6'1.

Letterman is the same height as Clinton. Both are a hair under 6'1.
mcfan said on 19/Apr/09
That's not true. Letterman claims to be 6'2.5, not 6'2. He's said it numerous times. I think the 6'1.5 claim is right and I kind of always thought he was about 6'2...probably a hair under even back then.
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Apr/09
6ft2 peak.
Austrian said on 24/Mar/09
lol if that guy is really 5'10.5 Letterman can never be 6'1.5 let alone 6'2

but then again Craig Ferguson was on his show lately and Letterman wasnt shorter than him at all, in fact if anything he was slightly taller
Anon said on 6/Mar/09
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He's almost as tall as Conan O'Brien there, and Conan is a strong 6'4".
wtf? said on 26/Feb/09
he says himself he's 6ft2 but that could just be rounding up.
Dr Almonds said on 31/Jan/09
I would peg Dave at 6'1.5 with the shoes he wears on the Late show never looked 6'2 when I seen him in person a couple of times , he is a fairly tall guy though most people can see that, but at times when he is dressed in street clothes he seems shorter than when he has the suit on , but 6'1.5 seems right on for him.
Danimal said on 26/Jan/09
Anonymous says on 25/Jan/09
Letterman is no taller than 5'9". A friend of mine stood next to him on the show and he towered over him. I'd sy 5'8".

You said the same thing about Arnold S. Are you crazy?
Anonymous said on 25/Jan/09
Letterman is no taller than 5'9". A friend of mine stood next to him on the show and he towered over him. I'd sy 5'8".
Brent said on 7/Jan/09
no way Letterman is a 6'2 right now more like 6'1
Hugh said on 4/Jan/09
Peak I'd say 6ft2. These days looks a solid 6ft1.5.
masto said on 23/Dec/08
i saw josh hartnett and rainn wilson on his show, they were both an inch taller than dave and there both 6'3. dave is probably a solid 6'2
Hugh said on 13/Dec/08
I'd say 6ft2 prime. 186-187cm nowadays.
Lenad said on 10/Dec/08
He looks similar height to Jim Carrey. Glenn has said Letterman was possibly 6ft2 in his prime.
Hugh said on 3/Dec/08
FIne it's not laughable but he never gets listed as 189cm. 6ft2 I can buy peak.
Lenad said on 3/Dec/08
If Letterman was a full 6ft2 at peak then 6ft2.5 isnt that laughable. He might be a strong 6'1 if not a bit more now because he looks similar height to Jim Carrey.
Hugh said on 27/Nov/08
Full 6ft2 peak. The 6ft2.5 measurement he claimed is laughable.
anonymous said on 22/Nov/08
He mite be a really tall looking 6 foot 1.
Hugh said on 19/Nov/08
Full 6ft2 peak. Now 187cm.
JackDaRippa said on 13/Nov/08
Terrell Owens was on his show the other night and Letterman looked about 2-2.5 Inches Shorter So ide give him 6ft .5in...
anonymous said on 13/Nov/08
She was taller because she had heels on. She is 188cm. David letterman is 6 foot 2.
Anonymous said on 11/Nov/08
dave didnt look that much shorter than 6'2 maria sharapova whne they played tennis together after her 2008 interview

he looked.. maybe 6'1 or 6feet and a half
anything below that is just false

he is a tall man
Hugh said on 6/Nov/08
Claims to be measured at 6ft2.5 at his peak.
Lenad said on 20/Oct/08
Possibly a full 6 ft 2 in his prime but probably more 6 ft 1 now.
CJ said on 19/Oct/08
Of course I'm not saying he is as short as 5'11 thats a little absurd, video is just interesting
CJ said on 19/Oct/08
Hugh, here he is a video from 1987, Schwarzenegger is probably standing around his peak height here 6'1.5-6'2 and he makes Dave straight up look 5'11, absolutely no way he and Schwarzenegger were the same peak height. Click Here
Hugh said on 18/Oct/08
Dave might've 6ft2 20 odd years ago.
anonymous said on 16/Oct/08
david lettermen was same height as 6 foot 2 will smith and 6 foot 2 maria sharapova. So i would say he's 6 foot 2 even though he doesn't look that tall on television. Good talk show host.
Hugh said on 15/Oct/08
That's what he claimed. Definately not 6ft2.5 nowadays.
Lenad said on 15/Oct/08
I agree James. David Letterman looks a tad shorter than Jim Carrey so unless Carrey is actually 6'2.5 then I'd Say Letterman was 6'1.5 in his prime.
Lenad said on 5/Oct/08
He seems 1/2-1 inch shorter than Jim Carrey.
Lenad said on 27/Sep/08
He looks pretty tall compared to a majority of his guests so I doubt hes shorter than 6'1.5.
Hugh said on 20/Sep/08
Probably 6ft2.5 at his peak.
Marty said on 25/Jun/08
Just saw him on tv a minute ago and he was towering over Vince Neil and Mick Mars and he was as tall as Nikki Sixx if not a hair taller. So definitely every bit og 6 ft 2 in
OutBenchThis said on 18/May/08
That's interesting John Jay. Thanks for the recount.
John Jay said on 17/May/08
I have seen David after the show in the mid 90s , once he came out to sign autographs and do a skit in Ruperts. He had on his collage type jacket and converse sneakers and he was no 6'2 ,I was 5'10.5 back then and truthfully he did not seem too much taller than my self back then, he does indeed seem taller on the show and in his suit, on the street he does look much shorter , he was slouching a bit to sign the autos but even when he straightened up he was not as tall as I expected. He seemed not even 6'1. but he was wearing flat converse sneakers ,mabey if he leans back and straightens up he can be 6'1 6'2 with small lifts. 6'.5 with converse shoes ,and 6' bare foot
steve said on 22/Feb/08
That's right. He's an inch taller than Tony Parker (6'1') The same exact height as Jim Carrey, and about an inch shorter that 6'3" Will Ferell say. And he says he used to be more like 6'3" when he was younger. So, 6'2".
Viper said on 12/Feb/08
Eli is more 6-4-6-4 1/2, and made Letterman look sub 6-0 no less.
Scolio said on 11/Feb/08
Having seen Letterman last week with Eli Manning, I'd say these days Dave is a solid 6'. Eli, who is around 6'5" or so, towered over Letterman by a good 5-6", and Dave looks to be about 2" taller than Colin Farell (5'10") was on Friday's show.
Darkfalz said on 9/Feb/08
I've heard Letterman say he was 6'2" many times on the show, but I haven't watched it for a few years.
nick said on 7/Feb/08
David letterman never claimed to be 6'2", he always says on his talk show "Im about 6'1" and i think 6foot to 6"0.5" is more like it. Especially when he stands next to Stallone, he doesnt like all that tall.
gton said on 27/Nov/07
i watch letterman alot , i saw whn Bill Clinton was a guest and he seemed a bit taller than him and look 2 inches taller than 50cent , and trust me letterman doesnt wear lifts , he took his shoes off in one episode , and they were normal
Anonymous said on 10/Nov/07
Dave has always claimed to be 6"2". Most people get shorter with age. I guess you can thank "Good O' Gravity" for that. Jim Carey has alway claimed to be 6"2" aswell. I would say they are 6"1" to 6"1" 1/2 NOT 6"2"
Danimal said on 20/Sep/07
Well said Jackie and you had me laughing out loud when you said that you were scared there would be nothing left of you by the time your reached your 60's/70's. I take it you stopped growing at 13 then?

My mother went from 5'2 3/4" to 5'1" by 50? My step father went from 6'1 3/4" to 6'0" by 50 as well. To say that a 60 year old man does not lose any height is just plain ignorant. Do some research and realize that we ALL lose height. It's usually about .5" every decade after 40. Some say as early as 30. Women lose more height than men due to osteoperosis.
Jackie said on 20/Sep/07
Hi Rich,
Well, it is not strictly age related, whether or when one loses height. I lost a quarter of an inch between age 12 and 13, causing me to panic, thinking there'd be nothing left of me by the time I was in my sixties or seventies! LOL
Lifestyle is also a very important factor. Some people stop growing in their teens, some in their (early) twenties. Christopher Reeve famously gained a little over an inch when he was on a strict work-out regime before the first Superman movie. In my family I had people who never lost height, well into their eighties, just lost weight. I also had people in my family who shrunk at an alarming speed. Diet and
physical activity are major factors that help keep any aging process back for at least a while.
rich said on 18/Sep/07
Saying he's not old enough to lose inches isn't quite correct. He's pushing
60, is he not? I just turned 50, and I'm an inch shorter than my high school years
at 5' 8". Wahhh.Those old discs tend to start drying out and compressing at some point!!
steve XIV said on 13/Jul/07
Dave Letterman is 6'2" still. He's not old enough to lose any inches. He's exactly the same height as Jim Carrey. They showed them standing right next to eachother on a show a few years back. And Tony Parker is only 6'1" but appeared to be a little bit taller maybe when he was on Letterman. But Dave's still 6'2"

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