David Morrissey's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
English actor best known for playing The Governor in AMC series The Walking Dead. In film he appeared in Basic Instinct 2 and The Reaping. In the Radio Times in 2013 he said "I'm 6ft 3in,"
although on his Spotlight Casting page in recent years was listed as "Height: 6'4" (193cm), Weight: 13st. (83kg)"
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Average Guess (67 Votes)
6ft 2.26in (188.6cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Jun/20
Strange that Idris Elba clearly had 1/2" on David in The Reaping. Maybe Idris had footwear advantage.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jun/20
When a strong 6'2 get listed 6'2 flat but weak 6'3 mostly listed 6'3.
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 29/May/20
Yeah, because Rob would mistake a 6'3" guy for 6'2" when he met him, right?
I could see many guessing him that mark after seeing him on TV and film, because he can pull off looking 6ft 2.5-3.
In person though, I wouldn't have guessed him as tall as 6ft 3....however, always remember my guesses are still an opinion and people will have differing opinions at times.
Vexacus said on 27/May/20
As the Governor , he was 6'3 clearly. Tall man.
berta said on 11/Apr/20
back when i saw the walking dead i thought he was a 190 cm guy
Ali Noufal said on 4/Apr/20
I think 6ft 2.25 is probably the best listing for him. Seems a bit more than 6ft 2, but not 6ft 3 or 6ft 4 lol
5ft 11 7/8 in
said on 13/Feb/20
Lieutenant Dawn Lerner
Dr. Edwin Jenner
Sometimes 3 or under episodes is a kind of cutoff for big shows like Walking Dead. There's a lot who appear in 2-3 eps.
said on 5/Feb/20
Rob, 6ft3 out of bed?
Yeah you could see him being near it
Jkiller said on 5/Feb/20
said on 7/Sep/19
Who would yu say is taller between him and ryan reynolds ?
Both are unlikely to be less than 6ft 2, I'd be surprised if either really measured under it (when done properly).
However, neither are likely to be over 6ft 2.5! 6ft 2 or 2.25 seem perfectly reasonable estimates for them.
Crane said on 10/Mar/19
Cuz he was always a 6'1, that's why. A 6'1 with great posture and thick shoes can looks 6'2/6'3.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Nov/18
Looks 6'1.5" range based on the photo.
Sakz said on 12/Nov/18
If stood straight definitely 6'2 or even a fraction above.
said on 12/Nov/18
Add a height chart Rob ?
One has been added now.
Mike5 said on 15/Sep/18
Always thought he would’ve been a very comfortable 6’3” from watching the walking dead, must just be one of those rare cases where he’s deceptively taller than he actually is
Rourke said on 25/Jul/18
Big Guy, 6’2 minimum, 6’3 straight out of bed might be possible. Always seemed like one of the tallest on TWD
Crane said on 11/Jul/18
This guy fooled me to believed he was 6'2/6'3 when he was actually listed 6'1! Damn, what a snake. I hate people that lie about their height. I was measured at 6'4.5 and never once in my life claim 6'5.
188cm KNight said on 26/Jun/18
Scary, I thought he would have been at least 6'3.5" from my viewing of TWD... I mean, I am 6'2" and my eye-level is 5'9" (not accounting foot wear), seems like a pretty low eye-level for a 6'2" guy here.
Peter 179cm said on 25/Jun/18
No more than 186-187cm range
said on 6/Jun/18
Btw I think the plumber must lose at least a full inch maybe even 1.1 after a working day I would be surprised if he doesn't hit 6'2.5"after 9 hours sleeping.Morrissey must be indeed similar and fall very close to 6'2 possibly the full mark.
It was as much a suprise to him coming in that short as he knows he measured 6ft 2 in the past and he might have thought workouts effected his height. I mean he wasn't even 30 yet, it's more people underestimate how much they could fall after a long day and measuring literally straight after it.
said on 4/Jun/18
Rob,I know that many actors and models tend to be downgraded when they are 6'4 but 6'2?I mean it's tall but nothing exceptional,it's not like you lose roles because of this height.Maybe a 6'1.5"that was rounded to 6'1 flat?Btw if we assume that the plumber is more 6'2 when you meet him would you say David is close to his height?
The plumber (more AM version who looks more 6ft 2) looked similar to Morrissey, but I think if you are installing a bathroom all day and drive straight to my house at 6.30 for a measurement you are going to be absolute low...I don't think he even believed it as he knows he got measured 6ft 2 before.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 28/May/18
@cmillzz No he look a strong 6'1 1/4 here with 5'8 1/8 Rob but with a straight up posture i'm sure he can be 188cm.
cmillzz said on 22/May/18
Looks a strong 6'2 here.
said on 22/May/18
Hold Up, the guy gets listed at 6'1 to 6'4, Looks no taller than 6'1 at all more I look at it.
Rob By your Picture with Him how can he be 6'2"? he has like a 5'8.5 Eyelevel. Id Say 6'1 tops ( Like he was listed )
I am under his eyes, but he definitely looks taller than 6ft 1 in person...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/18
6ft1 flat is ridiculous
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 7/May/18
He's dropping maybe 2cm of posture but I doubt a good 1 inch.
Jason 6'4 said on 7/May/18
He looks nowhere near 6'1 on TWD, especially during scenes where he is near a doorway. I'd argue that he's 189cm, no more no less.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/18
I doubt he's under 188cm nevermind as low as 186cm. He's easily dropping a good 1in w/h Rob.
said on 5/May/18
I very doubt he is 6'1. His eye-level is in the 5'9-ish range from this pic. I think people forget that 5'8 isn't the top of Rob's head but lower due to hair. Being conservative and assuming he has the typical 11.5 cm eye to head (I think his would be more 11.7 cm), that would mean he is nothing less than 186.8 cm based on this photo.
Maybe a height chart would be helpful?
I think his hair would be close to 6ft 2 mark, I will eventually add one.
said on 5/May/18
Did he look about an inch taller than a guy like Big Al in person, Rob?
Yes I'd say he did look taller in person than a legit 6ft 1 guy like Al
said on 4/May/18
Rob, I just can not see 6 inches between you ... He looks 6'1-.25", but no more." You look at his chin bottom = 5 inches difference (5.25 maximum).
Your opinion ?
P.S. A guy of 6'2+ will never be shown by anyone and is guessed by 6'1", that's for certain. So it's reasonable, it was measured 185-186 cm (6'1"), and later he just overstated his height.
I wouldn't have guessed David as short as 186cm, I think when he's appeared with others he's always looked a 6ft 2 range guy.
slothee said on 2/May/18
Looks 6’1” here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/May/18
Maybe without a slouch he can be 6'2. Surprise that i use to see him higher like 6'2.25-2.5" range. At 54 now he might be losing a small fraction. He can be 188.5cm now or at least a few years ago.
Micky said on 2/May/18
I don't see anything approaching 6'3" with Rob. 6'2" max.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 1/May/18
Even a 6'2" guy claiming 6'3" (which I see a lot do) is an inflation, particularly if he isn't a full 6'3" out of bed. Claiming anything higher than an out of bed height is dishonest.
Jason 193cm said on 1/May/18
Boggles my mind how many 6'2 guys claim 6'4. There's a pretty noticeable difference there...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/18
He does look 187cm in the photo but I don't think he'd actually measure that low. More likely holds on to a decent 188cm at his low
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/18
Agreed and 6ft3 out of bed
Zampo said on 1/May/18
Looks 187-188 cm in this photo. Very similar to David Ramsey I think.
Bobby said on 1/May/18
I'm seeing more 189cm for this guy, he's looking 6'3ish.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/18
I don't think he's under 6ft2
said on 1/May/18
Rob, is a weak or strong 6ft2 possible?
Seeing him on screen he could pull off 189cm...but in person I think an honest 6ft 2, you could still argue he was a strong 6ft 2 more than a weak 6ft 2.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 1/May/18
Guys of a solid 6’2 claiming 6’3 is common, but a 6’2” guy claiming 6’4” is an inflation.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 30/Apr/18
I believe he's actually 6'2" but in this pic he looks shorter.
Jordan87 said on 30/Apr/18
Nowhere near his BS 6'3" Claim. I love Rob for exposing alot of these clowns.
berta said on 30/Apr/18
i think 6 foot 2 1/4 could be best listing for this guy. he is not under 188 and not as tall as 190
Nik said on 30/Apr/18
He doesnt look more than 6'1.25"!
joe### said on 30/Apr/18
looks 185-6 with Rob
Tall Sam said on 30/Apr/18
Looks shorter than expected in the photo with Rob, he can look a big over 6'2" on screen but here he looks lucky if he straightens up to near 6'2", not that he's dropping a lot.
Razor said on 30/Apr/18
Looks 6ft1 in the picture.
JustinT said on 14/Apr/18
He still looks close to 6’3 in person.
DK said on 16/Feb/18
The photos with Idris prove he’s closer to 6’3”.
Tonto said on 23/Jan/18
He’s 6’3” at least! When he was standing under the doorway when Tyresse was dying, he was just barely able to get under the door! Lacked at least 2” underneath the door!
josh b said on 13/Jan/18
Whilst I can understand your viewpoint that he's taller than this listing I think this is a combination of a few factors. One, he is quite found of shoes/boots with a decent heel like caterpillar boots. Two, he tends to wear clothing that accentuate his height such as trench coats. Three, his characters tend to be those in positions of authority and are filmed that way to make him appear more imposing. I agree he's a big guy but isn't as big as he looks on screen, having seen him in person. :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/18
189cm is definitely a better fit, IMO. Maybe just a guy who rounded up to 6ft3. We should completely discard that 185cm listing.
said on 2/Jan/18
Definitely nothing under 188cm, in fact I still think this a bit of an undersell
Rob, maybe move him to a fraction over 6ft2?
Editor Rob: 6ft 2.25 may well have been a figure he could have measured close to.
Mike said on 30/Dec/17
He could be still be between 6ft 1 and 6ft 2 though and didn't bother adding a fraction, but he did look a legit 6ft 2 next to Andrew Lincoln.
said on 29/Dec/17
6ft1 is just insanity
Editor Rob: it's definitely an underbilling, he never really has ever seemed shorter than 6ft 2.
said on 28/Dec/17
Rob, 6ft 1 was on his resume?
Editor Rob: at one stage, then he had it increased. I suppose being a tall guy he felt the need to give a lower height.
It's like Paul Bettany - that guy is aware of being tall and he took the option of listing himself as 6ft 2.5, but basically later admitted he was more like a 6ft 3.5 guy.
said on 13/Dec/17Click Here
He looked the same height as Idris Elba 10 years ago
Junior said on 8/Nov/17
Shock to see from 6'2.5" down at 6'2..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/17
Shocked to see 6ft2...
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 30/Oct/17
I agree with Rob's listing of 6'2". Goes to show that legit 6'2" is pretty tall and gets mistaken for 6'2.5" or 6'3".
Edimar1.84 said on 29/Oct/17
189cm is good for him.
said on 18/Aug/17
I'd say his quoted height is much closer than his resume height but then i'd say he weighs more than 13 stone, I mean that's only 2.5 more than me, look at my photo with him to compare. Closer to 14 stone i'd say
Editor Rob: some resume weights are from the actor's 20's and probably not updated, especially on the spotlight directory.
said on 3/Aug/17Click Here
Cool fellow, had a good shoe though so a little more than myself.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/May/17
I think David might have a slight edge over Neil...
said on 3/May/17
Rob, who do you think would be the taller Morrissey, Neil or David?
Editor Rob: they both could be similar, but Neil I think can look 6ft 2 flat today. Whether David is that low, it's tricky to say.
berta said on 16/Mar/17
189 is the shortest possible there is a big chanse he could be 190 guy
Chris said on 5/Feb/17
189/190 seems decent for this guy
Rory said on 26/Jan/17
Looks nearer 6'3 Imo.
OPTIC2 said on 25/Dec/16
This guy is legit 6'3" if not more, met him a couple of years back in JFK airport. I'm 6'1" and he was leaning down towards me a bit, while my dad is 6'3.5" (with bad posture) and David edged him out by about half an inch.
Steve said on 23/Oct/16
Looks 6ft3 in season 2 of the missing.
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
Is he really shorter than idris elba? Because i doubt they look the same height
S.J.H said on 16/Oct/16
Is he really shorter than idris elba. Because i doubt they look the same height
said on 17/Sep/16Click Here
Standing up straight he looks 6'3 next to Michael Caine a few years ago
Rifle said on 16/Sep/16
6'3" peak without a doubt.
Richard said on 20/Aug/16
He looked 6'3 in Blackpool next to David tennant
truth said on 11/Jul/16
Gives off a 189-191 cm impression (watched Correlli's Mandolin yesterday on TV and looked that range next to 182-183 cm Cage or 3 in taller). 189 cm at least if not 190 cm, looks pretty tall to me.
Steven said on 21/Jun/16
I met him in Liverpool I'm 6'3 and he was just a tiny bit shorter than me I'd say 6'2.75. 6'3 in his prime
berta said on 9/Jun/16
yeah this is good listing at the Walking dead i thought a 6 foot 3 guy that could be a Little shorter. 189-190
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
He looks very tall. I'm sure he gets guessed as high as 6ft4...
Jay said on 6/May/16
Crane said on 1/May/16
@Dame I doubt he shrunk that much, he always looks just 6'2" in TWD. The picture of him with Vincent Ward and Idris Elba show that he's between 6'2 - 6'2.25, but at his peak, he could pass for being a true 189 cm guy.
Jamie said on 25/Mar/16
6'3 at his peak
Dame said on 30/Jan/16
He shrunk an inch. He was 2 or 3cm taller when he was younger.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
190cm is closer.
John said on 18/Jan/16
That's because all the other actors are of either average height or slightly short. Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus are both 5'10". And Steven Yeun is below 5'9".
Spike said on 17/Jan/16
Funny, always looked really tall in Walking Dead. Was looking at some photos of him on the internet, I reckon his claim of 6ft 3 is legit.
Crane said on 27/Dec/15
I saw him in Instinct 2 and TWD. I'd say 6'2.25 today and 6'2.5 in his prime. He's 51 years old now so It's possible that he may lost a little bit of height.
said on 13/Sep/15
Rob, he looks the same time of Elba idris 6'2.75 look at the picture 12Click Here
[Editor Rob: they are quite close in height really.]
Triplescrew said on 31/May/15
Looked maybe an inch shorter than Conan. 6'3" is my guess, 6'2.5" if Conan is really 6'3.5".
kaplaaa said on 30/Mar/15
More 6"3 than 6"2
194.58cm said on 23/Mar/15
he's minimum 190cm.
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
All tall guys on The Walking Dead die pretty quickly, although Gov did not die quickly enough.
Sponk said on 6/Dec/14
He got his 6ft 3in, maybe even a bit over.
said on 29/Nov/14
Reminds me of Liam Neeson to look at.
With (5'9.75" listed) Norman Reedus:
6'2.5" is about right. Maybe a tiny bit higher.
Andrea said on 22/Nov/14
Rob, you can't have David at 6'2.75 and Vincent at 6'3.25, he does look at least an inch shorter, IMO! Even in The Walking Dead, if i remember well, they had a scene or a couple scenes together and Vincent did look clearly taller!
Andrea said on 12/Nov/14
Rob, i think you forgot to say "in sneakers" next to the listing... Fix it :)
Jakob said on 19/Oct/14
6'2"/188cm. He can look 6'2 1/2" /189cm at times too, but I think 6'3" is pushing it a little.
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
Yeah, 6'2.75" might be more accurate the more I see of him, he didn't seem a full inch over 6'2" Clive Owen.
josh b said on 18/Aug/14
Looked 4 inches ish taller than Benedict Cumberbatch in The Other Boleyn Girl, 3 inches minimum. He did look quite close to Eric Bana as well.
mike said on 18/Aug/14
good to be back! spot on! minimum 189 so 190 is good!
Andrea said on 13/Aug/14
Same height of a Tom Welling??? Noway :)
Shella said on 2/Jul/14
I had a picture with him in Dallas in May. I'm 5ft 3 with my tennis shoes on and just came up to his shoulder. He definitely looks 6ft 3 in person.
mike said on 22/Jun/14
sorry meant to write thought.
mike said on 16/Jun/14
AlexMahone reply: never said he was 6ft 1, i just tbought he looked it next to Michael Rooker. but on Doctor Who with David Tennant he looks about 1.5-2 inches taller then him so he's probably more 189-190 range. and no i don't need a brain change i'm fine.... but might need eyeglasses...
AlexMahone said on 14/Jun/14
Stop downgrading! I wonder always that people on this board can precisely tell from some (sometimes really bad) pictures the celebs height. Mike in the Walking Dead most of the time you cannot see the shoes. So how the hell can you say that he's only 185??? Really, no offense, but people who say that he's max 185cm (6.1) need eyeglasses or a brain change...
mike said on 5/Jun/14
next to Michael Rooker i thought he only looked 4-4.5 inches taller that would make him 185-187 max.
Chris said on 4/Dec/13
Okay, hands down I am 193 cm (6'4ft) and he was almost as tall as me, he's really 6'3.
Balrog said on 25/Nov/13
I wouldn't bet anything under 6'2.5" for this guy, and I could buy 6'3" for sure, he looks that in TWD. Rooker wears lifts he looked much taller than Yeun and Yeun isn't under 171cm.
said on 1/Apr/13Click Here
Well, yes he is quite tall.
Greg said on 26/Mar/13
He looks 6'1 in Walking Dead
Arch Stanton said on 10/Feb/13
See him next to the music composer for Skyfall, easily 6'3".
Lo sgozzatore said on 3/Dec/12
Just looked the last episode of The Walking Dead and he did look way taller than Norman Reedus, maybe he's really 6'3...
Lo sgozzatore said on 1/Dec/12
Yeah, maybe it's just camera angles, he for sure has the body of a pretty tall man... 6'2.5 is still a possibility for sure!
Ace said on 24/Nov/12
Next to David Tennant, there was an easy two inches. I'm thinking him looking only four inches or so over Rooker is probably due to angles and footwear (It would be difficult to have "Merle" be an intimidating vilain if he is being towered 5-6 inches by one of his co-stars).
Johnnyfive said on 21/Nov/12
He consistently looks 6'2 on The Walking Dead even next to 5'5 listed Laurie Holden. 189 is a possibility as well.
said on 6/Nov/12
Rob, have you seen The Walking Dead? At first he looked max 4 inches taller than Michael Rooker, in fact i thought he were in the 6'2 range (i didnt know him). Then, i saw the listing and i thought that he probably didnt stand the tallest with him! Maybe 5 inches between them? For sure, not 6 inches... Now, you know that rooker is max 5'9, so 6'2 for Morissey is still generous
[Editor Rob: not season 3. I don't know if he's just 6ft 2, always a chance he is 189 though although he's been in 2 things with david tennant (dr who/blackpool) and I've thought since tennant is six one, that david could be 6ft 3.]
Duke said on 5/Nov/12
6'3 in shoes
Lo sgozzatore said on 4/Nov/12
Rob, what about 6'2? He struggles to look that next to max 5'9 michael rooker!
Anonymous said on 17/Feb/11
just been watching thorne. described as 6ft3 in the first episode
James said on 24/Nov/10
Met him just today, had a good 6 inches on me and i'm 5'10". Would put him at 6'4"
Keith said on 28/Oct/10
I'm 190.5cm and he's got about 1.5cm on me.
Doug said on 31/May/09
If anything I think Thewlis is 6'3" and Morissey 6'4"
Doug said on 31/May/09
Looks 6'4" in Basic Instinct 2. Why did Morrissey if only 6'3" look over an inch taller than 6'4" David Thewlis? He was clearly the taller man.
George said on 26/Dec/08
6'3 is bang on, I was watching him in doctor who, standing next to david tennant who most agree is 6'1, there looked to be a little more than 2 inch difference, but he was wearing dress shoes, and tennant was wearing converse. So 6'3
Scott said on 19/Dec/08
Saw him yesterday ... in a cramped toy shop of all places. Being very conspicous and loud on his mobile phone!
Stood next to him. A) he's not even close to 83kg! and B) 6'3 seems a touch generous. Closer to bang on 6'2 tbh.
I'm guessing he's listed as 6'3 in his shoes ...
ballewmar said on 3/Aug/08
Recently saw Basic Instint 2 and was immediately struck by his stature. Just eyeballing my guess here, but I'd say a solid 6'3--or 6'4 maybe, but no more than that.
ben said on 19/Jul/08
he looks much more than 83kg (183lbs), more like 95 (210).
Sam Troy said on 22/Apr/08
He can't be 6'3"! He's a lot bigger than two inches next to David Tennant who is 6'1"
tubbs said on 31/Jan/08
Neil Morrisey described him as 6'4" recently, a guy in Neils height range would easily be able to distinguish between a l" or 2" height difference. I think htis guy may be touching 6'4".
Maya said on 30/Aug/07
I'd say he's a bit taller than this, because in Basic Instict 2 he was slightly taller than David Thewlis, in Hillary and Jackie he towered over Emily Watson and Rachel Griffiths (both of them pretty tall actresses), and in State of Play he looked absolutely huge compared to everyone else. Maybe 6'4"?
Lara said on 12/May/06
I'd say he's possibly nearer 6'4" or 6'4.5". I've never met him, but I've seen him in several tv dramas throughout the 90s... one in particular, 'Framed' with Timothy Dalton has many very clear shots of both actors side by side. Dalton is a solid 6'2" and Morrissey is about 2 inches taller.
CelebHeights Editor said on 10/Oct/05
His agency lists him as 190cm and 83kg.