How tall is Denis Leary

Denis Leary's Height

6ft 1 ¼ (186.1 cm)

American actor best known for roles in TV series Rescue Me and films like The Amazing Spider-Man, Judgment Night and Demolition Man.

How tall is Denis Leary
Denis Leary and Elaine Hendrix
Photos by PR Photos

You May Be Interested

Height of Ray Romano
Ray Romano
6ft 1 ½ (187 cm)
Height of Karen Allen
Karen Allen
5ft 5 (165 cm)
Height of Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
5ft 7 (170 cm)
Height of Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
5ft 6 (168 cm)

Add a Comment91 comments

Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 1.32in (186.2cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/21
Pretty sure he claims 6ft3!
Vsquad said on 13/Nov/20
In The Amazing Spider-Man, Leary looks a solid 6'1 with Andrew Garfield but during the press tour he looks more in the 6'0 range next to him. Bit odd. I wouldn't push back against a 6'0.75 listing either back then, or especially now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/20
Leary looked similar to Brosnan in Thomas Crown Affair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/20
Rhys Ifans is at least 6ft2
Sinclair said on 18/Aug/20
Happy 63rd Birthday, Denis Leary. I feel the 6’1.25” listing for Leary’s peak is fine, anything lower than that for Leary’s peak I would not be convinced of. I think Ray Romano may be slightly taller than Leary.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/May/20
Maybe he can be 6'1 1/2 peak he claim but pretty sure he already lost height not long before filming Amazing Spider-Man roughly in his mid 50s age losing that half inch.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 3/Nov/19
Back in 2012 filming The Amazing Spider-Man i have notice Leary have already lost 1/2", 6'0 3/4 at best. 6'1 1/4 i a peak for him. Rhys Ifans is always 6'1 1/2 not more.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 9/Aug/18
I think he's probably not more than 6'0.75 today
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 29/Dec/17
Ok yeah, in the A**hole video he's wearing sneakers and still looks well over 6 foot. So yeah. Dude ain't 5ft 9. He does appear to wear some pretty thick boots at times, but they probably aren't lifts.
Paul said on 16/Sep/17
Heightster, you really think he is always wearing 5-inch lifts? That seems hard to believe, but I suppose crazier things in the world have happened.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jul/17
187cm peak I believe
Heightster said on 16/Jul/17
5' 9" to 5' 9 1/2" barefoot -- wears major lifts between 2" - 3" and biker boots with 2" heels and platform soles. Started wearing blue contacts and lifts sometime after Demolition Man, where he is around the same height as Wesley Snipes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/17
Rob, is 6ft1½ peak possible?

I don't think he was just a 6ft1 guy in his prime
josh jeffords said on 7/Mar/17
Wow that is odd I always thought he was like 5 11 tops, he has bad posture real bad.
Standing straight he is about an inch under the ever creepy Peter Greene who claims 6 2 .5.
Oddly he only appears about 5 over Emilio in same movie in which his id says 5 6 so hes not gonna wear vin shoes.
He was a bit taller than spacey, much shorter than the venerable danny glover and close to ray liota.
I think he is a very sloppy weak 6 1 peak not seen what he is in with costner but kevin is shrinking a lot.
The tallest hes looked lately was in the Amazing Spidey he looked a solid 6 ft maybe more
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
6'1.25 is correct. He does look 2cm shorter than 6'2 Rhys Ifans
Jug said on 13/Aug/16
I thought he was like 5'10. In The Thomas Crown Affair, Pierce Brosnan was noticeably taller. Leary was about as tall as Rene Russo in heels. He is probably six feet even. Anything else seems far-fetched.
berta said on 27/May/16
I wonder if this guy have lost 1 cm. He doesnt have the strongest bone structure. I Think he could have ben 186,5 peak and now he is a Little under 186. Maybe 185,8
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Apr/16
He looks 186-187cm today when he stands tall
berta said on 21/Apr/16
he looked a Little Little taller then Costner in their Movie. About 1 cm maybe 2. This listing is perfect. Could have been 187 when hé was young
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Mar/16
6ft3 is a ballsy claim...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/May/15
Rob, what was Leary originally listed at here?

I remember seeing 6ft2.
Editor Rob
yes at one stage.
Lorne??? said on 29/Mar/15
Btw, he is 57 years old, so he has surely lost a fraction.

Does anyone have a guess on Daniel Sunjata? He is at least 2cm taller than him, and Daniel's over 6ft himself...
jtm said on 28/Mar/15
Tech1 says on 25/Mar/15
Click Here

going on this picture, leary = 6'1", costner = 6.025 welling = 6'3"

hard to belive he is taller than costner even though costner is closer to the camera.
Tech1 said on 25/Mar/15
Click Here

going on this picture, leary = 6'1", costner = 6.025 welling = 6'3"
Lorne??? said on 18/Mar/15
In the film? I wouldn't trust pictures. He is taller than Rhys Ifans, who is listed 187cm. He's got 3 inches on Garfield, who can is legit 179cm. And he's well into his 50's. Robb says some people have lost in there 40's, yet Leary is just 186, when h still looks that today?

H also looks taller than 6ft1 Costner. I need a good look with Welling, but he has excellent posture, and makes everyone look less than liste anyway!
Andrea said on 13/Mar/15
Lorne, I'm not sure he looks over 6'1 next to Tom Welling, let alone 187...
Lorne??? said on 12/Mar/15
187 is closer. He is clearly taller than every 6'1 guy I've ever seen him with.

Once again, pictures are deceptive.

And Shredd, his character on Rescue Me (Tommy Gavin) has been described 6ft3 multiple times. Leary co-wrote(and co created the show) I count that as a claim. I'm sure I've heard him claim it as well, but can't recall an exact quote.
S.J.H said on 1/Feb/15
Flat 6'1 and nothing over that.
the shredder said on 18/Nov/14
When did he claim 6'3? Well , it does explain that crazy 6 '3 listings for him .
Danimal said on 17/Nov/14
Hard to believe he used to claim 6'3". Maybe he was 6'2" earlier in his career.
mike said on 11/Nov/14
186-187 peak
185 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
I'd imagine he edges Costner by a hair. However, he did not look any taller than Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair.
mrbobh5344 said on 3/Sep/14
I watched the new Costner movie last night. leary actually looked an inch taller, to me. They had several close up scenes. I think Costner is maybe 6' even... and Leary is about 6'1". Just going by their claimed heights and the fact Leary looks taller in the new movie.
Sam said on 8/Apr/14
I imagine he looks similar range to Kevin Costner in their new movie together.
Len said on 17/Oct/13
6'1". And his stand-up act is overrated, IMO.
avi said on 23/Jun/13
strong 6'1
Lorne! said on 7/Apr/13
You finally downgraded him! He's not a full 6'2, despite his claim of 6ft3. However, I hate to nitpick, but I don't think he dropped below 6ft1.75in at his peak. Remember that the guy is on his 50's now , so a cm of height loss is to be expected. So a solid 187cm or 6ft1.75 for Leary. Also, he was taller than legit 6ft1 guys like dean winters(AKA:Mayhem!) point is a solid 187 could pull of the 188-189cm look in boots. Anyway, I'm glad you finally downgraded him too 187cm range, be it 6ft1.5 or 6ft1.75!
SAK said on 30/Dec/12
Looked 3" taller then 5f10.5 Garfield. So, 6f1.5 seems right.
Danimal said on 19/Aug/12
I\'m smarter than most says on 12/Jul/11
I look at Andy Richter on Conan (6'1") and compare. The guests always shakes Andy's hand. Leary was on that show. And he was just under Andy..standing. So, I'd say 6'1" or just under it.

Andy Richter was 6'2" on the Conan Obrien show in the 1990's.
charly said on 11/Jun/12
Rob, he looks shorter than 6ft2 Rhys Ifans. In one photo, there seems to be more than 1 inch between them.
Click Here
Click Here
Click Here
LAN Jiao said on 4/Nov/11
his an Irish. tall i believe his at least 6'1.
Lou Gubrius said on 6/Oct/11
Seemed like last time on Letterman they looked about dead even - in the 6-1 and change range...
James said on 2/Aug/11
6'3 is ridicolous.

6'1.75 (187cm)
I\'m smarter than most said on 12/Jul/11
I look at Andy Richter on Conan (6'1") and compare. The guests always shakes Andy's hand. Leary was on that show. And he was just under Andy..standing. So, I'd say 6'1" or just under it.
James said on 15/Jun/11
Looked nowheare near 6'2 on screen in the thomas crown afair and true crime.

I know this sounds really stupid but he can give of a under 6ft illusion on screen. just my opinion.
Joanne said on 6/Jun/11
No way is he under 6'. Not possible. I took an elevator with him while I interned at Letterman - his production company is in the same building. I remember telling everyone how tall he was.Granted, I'm 5'4", but he had to be over 6'2"...maybe taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/11
I think 6ft1.75(187cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/11
Looked no taller than Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair...187cm might be nearer, Rob?

Editor Rob
as I said before there might be more chance 187 than 189cm
kevin said on 29/Jan/11
Click Here with reynolds he looks more like 186-187cm
kevin said on 29/Jan/11
was smaller than eastwood in true crime and in rescue me he is around short costars plus he wears big footwear there. my guess would be 187cm.
Katie said on 18/Jan/11
He looks super tall in his new comedy special. He mentions how long his legs are, and he's telling the truth. He's quite leggy. His build reminds me of my 6'3 boyfriend's.
Paddington said on 16/Jan/11
I just watched Demolition Man and he didn't look that much taller than Sylvester Stallone (who admittedly is made to look taller than he is in the movies). But still, he didn't look at all over 6', and was at least 2 inches shorter than Benjamin Bratt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jan/11
189cm a possibility, Rob?

Editor Rob
187 is more likely than 189cm
Bon said on 8/Dec/10
wow i thought this guy was like 5'8.
wouldn't surprise me if he really is, though.
Hugh 190cm said on 17/May/09
He's a pretty tall guy. 6ft2 or maybe 6ft2.5 is about right.
Lenad said on 28/Apr/09
Dennis looks no more than a flat 6'2
JD said on 27/Apr/09
6'2 sounds just about right, maybe even a bit over that when he's standing tall
bam said on 7/Feb/09
lebensdorf is exactly right. I rarely agree with downgrading comments but this guy is not 6'2. He looked 6'0.75 in the thomas crowene affair. In scenes with russo, he gave the illusion of barely 6ft. Rob, I would consider downgrading this guy.
rob89 said on 24/Jan/09
I really don't see 6'2 in the pic with glenn, more like 6'-6'1 max.
Hugh said on 3/Jan/09
6ft2/6ft2.5. End of Discussion!
glenn said on 8/Nov/08
i think you have a valid point.
Lebensdorf said on 8/Nov/08
I think a lot of guys who are 6 feet flat try to get to that special tallness associated with the 6'2'' height by wearing boots. I really think 6'2'' is a stretch with this guy, and 6'3'' is certainly beyond belief. Possibly 6'1'', but I think more like 6 feet and a half at the most.
glenn said on 7/Nov/08
thats odd.cause he was the same height as 6-4 clint eastwood in a movie,but then again eastwood is 6-1 tops now.and leary is always mentioned at 6-3.but you have a point.i see this guy on the street all time.always in cowboy boots.maybe your on to something.
mike said on 23/Sep/08
saw him at the emmy's. he could be pushing 66ft 3
Lindsay said on 21/May/08
He looks pretty tall on Rescue Me. 6'2" is probably right.
Jane said on 25/Feb/08
Anonymous said on 6/Feb/08
I agree with 6'1 max, no taller than 6'1.
andrew said on 1/Jan/08
Respectable guy. In Thomas Crown affair he looked short and had more fat. Nowadays in Rescue me he looks taller, skinnier. Maybe cowboy heels help him.
dmeyer said on 23/Sep/07
looks an easy 6'2 with glenn
Anonymous said on 23/Sep/07
Yeah I agree he doesn't look that tall outside of Rescue Me. I remember he was in Demolition Man, saw the film recently and he was legitimately shorter than Benjamin Bratt.
Anonymous said on 17/Jul/07
I seriously thought this guy was like 5'10 till I watched "Rescue Me" and then I thought 6'3. I do believe 6'2 though and think his skinny build makes him look taller.
Fox said on 18/Jun/07
looks anywhere from 6'1-6'3 he's very lanky
Del Mar said on 17/Jun/07
Thanks Glenn. I agree on 6-2, first I thought 6-3 but I see the angle tricked me.
glenn said on 17/Jun/07
heard he was always a dick.always just missed him.he was mega cool here.and talking to someone.i was annoyed cause that can cause him to not look in the and heard 6-3.looked 6-2.
Matt Thomas said on 16/Jun/07
Yeah Glenn you like taller than you usually loko with a 6'2 guy
Da Man said on 16/Jun/07
I don't buy a 6-2 Leary for a second. 6-1 max.
Del Mar said on 15/Jun/07
He seems huge in the picture! Could be angle though. What was your estimation Glenn? Was he nice?
Danimal said on 15/Jun/07
Between 6'1" and 6'2".
Anonymous said on 15/Jun/07
He is 6'0 /6'0.5 barefoot 6'2 in boots
TheJerk said on 15/Jun/07
His son is 6-6 as he just mentioned on the radio the other day. I think he could actually be 6-2. Havent seen him in too much to do much judging though.
Big Dave said on 7/Mar/07
I thought he was actually shorter than Brosnan in the Thomas Crown Affair. I think this guy could do with down-grading a bit further.
Ben said on 10/Feb/07
If this guy is 6-3/4 Brosnan is nothing below this. In Crown affair he doesn't look any more than 6-1.
Lmeister said on 2/Jan/07
He does prefer thich heeled workboots, but still is around 6'2'' mark. A great actor...
Rastus said on 19/Dec/06
Are we sure about this guy? He never struck me as being particularly tall and I've just seen the remake of Thomas Crown Affair. Frankie Faison is taller than him in every seen and I think his official height is 6'2". There are also seens where he's not much bigger than Renee Russo (5'8") in her heels. I'd have him at 6'1" max. 6'2"/6'3" is getting up to the Josh Hartnett sort of height where he'd be the tallest guy in every scene. I agree with Biffy's comment on footwear - Leary's a big fan of cowboy boots.
Anthony said on 10/Sep/06
Eastwood IMO was still about 6'3 around that time. Leary is no less than 6'2.
Anthony said on 1/Sep/06
Leary is definitely 6'3 if not a little under. Rob's listing is pretty much perfect. He's also probably my favortie stand-up comedian.
Biffy said on 26/Aug/06
I've noticed this guy wears some seriously thick heels, both onscreen and out and about. No pictorial evidence to hand save for [a href="Click Here"]this baby[/a], but I've been watching him in Double Whammy with Lizzie Hurley - at least an inch heel on his dress shoes, maybe more. There's a good close-up when he's running to save his wife and kid in the dream sequence. He's at least 6ft plus by anyone's measure... why bother with a little extra?
Bill said on 10/Jun/06
Seeing him on Conan, I would say he was not quite 2 inches shorter. I think 6 ft 2.5 is right on the money.
BoogPowell said on 9/Feb/06
Ran into the guy in NYC. He's 6'2". Funny guy.
Qwerty said on 14/Sep/05
DEFINATELY 6'3" or over, maybe up to 6ft4. See he is Conan O'brien cousin, it must run through the family
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
From Gothamist: "Rescue Me filmed by Tompkins Sq Pk yesterday. I saw Dennis Leary......What struck me most is how tall and skinny the guy is. Maybe 6'4".

Heights are barefeet estimates, derived from quotations, official websites, agency resumes, in person encounters with actors at conventions and pictures/films.

Other vital statistics like weight or shoe size measurements have been sourced from newspapers, books, resumes or social media.

Celebrity Fan Photos and Agency Pictures of stars are © to their respective owners.