Dermot Mulroney's Height
5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in My Best Friends Wedding, About Schmidt, The Grey, Young Guns and Copycat. On TV he has appeared in Crisis and Friends.
I'm a little taller, actually - almost 5 foot 10. The camera likes it when you're pretty close in height, because otherwise it's hard to get you both in frame. A lot of women I've worked with are about my height. Cameron is about 5 foot 8 and Julia Roberts is too. My co-star in Griffin and Phoenix, Amanda Peet, is 5 foot 7, so we stand more or less eye to eye. I've worked with a couple of male actors who were extremely tall. I admit that I've put extra Dr. Scholl's in my shoes - so that I'm not looking up at the bottom of a guy's chin
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 8.75in (174.6cm)
James Brett 172cm said on 26/Apr/19
Always thought this guy was English
He does have an English look about him even though he’s American
Littlelee168cm said on 22/Jan/19
He looked the same height as Sigourney weaver in copycat her barefoot and him in dress shoes I'm guessing his around 5ft 10 is accurate barefoot for him and he may have shrunk an inch in his 50s but doubt he'd have been 5ft 8.5 back when in copycat which was 1995
Judd said on 29/Dec/14
Yeah, in jobs Ashton Kutcher towered on him...if Asthon is a legitimate 6'2.5" guy, then Mulroney can't be taller than 5'9...5'8.5" is spot on!
Arch Stanton said on 4/Nov/14
Rob you might also want to mention his role in Friends and add a photo. He looked the same height if not a shade taller than Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt.
MD said on 26/Mar/14
Let's not get silly, now, Rod. DeHaan is listed as 5'8.5", here. I think it's a bit of an overlisting, but 5'6" is absolutely out of the question for Dermot. Come on, now.
Rod said on 24/Mar/14
With Dermot standing next to DeHann who is listed at 5' 7" - he looks even shorter ... maybe 5' 6" ... in the Crisis TV show, he looked pretty short
Samuel said on 3/Feb/14
A new listing i see!
Great, i think he's more in the 5'8-range than 5'9-5'10.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/14
Yeah this is about right, he's about an inch shorter than Ewan Mcgregor in August:Osage County.
Balrog said on 6/Jan/14
This guy doesn't look over a flat 5'8" to me.
said on 21/Dec/13
Actually, David Oyelowo is actually not even 5'8", because other pics show 5'8" Dane DeHaan to have height on him:
So, those boots in that picture with Mulroney actually bring David up to 5'8", at the most. This probably requires changing David Oyelowo's height on his page.
said on 21/Dec/13
I think you may have to take him down to the 5'8" listing. Here he is with 5'8" Dane DeHaan and 5'8" David Oleyowo, and Mads Mikkelsen:
With 5'7" Michael Pena:
I think Oleyowo might have a slight footwear advantage (or maybe not), but Dermot is 5'8".
[Editor Rob: from looking at this event, dane I think can look a 174 guy, mads is a stick on 182 guy...Dermot I think putting him at 174 is ok just now...although 173 isn't impossible, David could be 172cm.
all 3 of them claim, 5ft 10 or 'almost' in Dermot's case.]
said on 19/Dec/13
Do you think you could take a look at him, again? Type his name and Ewan McGregor's into Getty Images. I believe they are together in a movie, this year. Anyway, 5'9"ish Ewan is taller than Dermot in EVERY photo. I'm talking like a full inch in every one of them when Ewan is standing straight.
[Editor Rob: having another look at him just now and yeah I'd put him as looking more like a weak 5ft 9 at best.]
cole said on 2/Oct/13
He's never over 5'9.
Sean said on 14/Jul/13
My friend met Dermot Mulroney when he was in Park City for Sundance this year. She said she was a little disappointed by how "short" he was, and that he was only about an inch taller than her. She stands a high 5'7 - low 5'8. This listing sounds accurate, give or take half an inch.
AKGirl said on 13/Jun/13
I worked with him on wardrobe for a film shot locally. I'm 6'0" and he was way shorter than me. I'm going with 5'8"
theruler said on 28/Feb/13
DM looks shorter, my guess is he's 5.8.
Silent d said on 13/Feb/13
He always looks 5 foot 8 in movies. 174cm is more accurate.
said on 18/Dec/12
Rob, is this for real? Click Here
I mean, it's about the same difference between you and Ryan Mcpartlin... This would put Mulroney at 5'8
[Editor Rob: there he looks no more than 8.5, he can look that, but also he can look 5ft 9 range at times, maybe he is nearer 5ft 9, but 5ft 8.5 I'm not sure he's that mark.]
Arch Stanton said on 19/Nov/12
5 ft 9 range.
balrog said on 18/Oct/12
Looked 8 in shorter than Armie Hammer.
LG69 said on 13/Sep/12
I can buy 5'9" for Dermot. At the least he looks 5'8.5"
Will said on 27/Mar/11
Dermot Mulroney is a 5'9 3/4" flat.
said on 6/Feb/11
Is this really 5'6" Lara Flynn Boyle? That's who the picture lists her as, but it looks nothing like her. Is she ill?
With 5'10"ish Donal Logue:
Not the best pic, but I think it shows that if Donal stood back where Dermot was, that there difference is greater than .75 inches.
Will said on 5/Feb/11
Dermot Mulroney is 5'8"-5'9". Not quite 5'9 1/2" though.
Hollywoodfan said on 20/Apr/09
in the film "Investigating Sex", there's a scene where he stands facing Terrence Howard (face to face), and he appears perhaps an inch or so shorter than Terrence. So, either Terrence is a tad shorter than his listed 6 feet height or Dermot's a little taller than his own listed height.
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
Mm I would have said more 5'8.5" or 5'9. He looks more 174cm to me.
Rebecca said on 10/Nov/08
I have met him several times at his music gigs - he is a slight, small-boned person but probably exactly as he described, just shy of 5'10". I am 5'2" and have had on 3 inch heels putting me at 5'5" and he was about 4 to 5 inches taller. He is very much a gentleman and indeed very talented.
Jen said on 15/Sep/08
I just saw him on Saturday night when he played with his brother and James Fernley from The Pogues. I'd say he's right about 5'9 or 5'10. Not very tall but definitely attractive in person. He looks younger than his real age. He's also a very talented musician! He played the cell, the guitar, the keyboard, the harmonica and he sang.
saddas said on 29/Dec/07
i met him one time at a celebrity event and he's a little shorter than me. i'm 5'10 so i think he's 5'8.5" or 5'9.
HeightMaster said on 24/Sep/07
Yeah, looks about 5'10" in all of the movies I've seen him in, especially next to Debra Messing
dmeyer said on 10/Jul/07
this huy seems honest he did look a bit taller than julia roberts so 176 cm fits him good he could be 5'9.75 in morning
wasa said on 20/Jun/07
He's 176 cm on the dot.
bam said on 27/May/07
if he says he's almost 5'10, then he's almost 5'10.
Rebecca said on 22/Jan/07
He is clearly at least 5'9", for he is right in the same frame with two tall actresses, Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz and stands about two inches taller than them.
Also, in The Wedding Date, he is taller than Debra Messing, who is also a fairly tall woman, either 5'7" or 5'7 &1/2" . Clearly he is taller. She has on low heels but he is still taller. He's very dapper and a perfect size for an actor actually.
MD said on 4/Dec/06
I'm think he means almost 5'10" in shoes. He really appears just shy of 5'9", really. I'm thinking 5'8.5" to 5'8.75" which would make him almost 5'10" in shoes.
Editor Rob said on 3/Dec/06
In keepmedia.com, interesting tidbit from Dermot:
"I’m a little taller, actually—almost 5 foot 10. The camera likes it when you’re pretty close in height, because otherwise it’s hard to get you both in frame. A lot of women I’ve worked with are about my height. Cameron is about 5 foot 8 and Julia Roberts is too. My costar in Griffin and Phoenix, Amanda Peet, is 5 foot 7, so we stand more or less eye to eye. I’ve worked with a couple of male actors who were extremely tall. I admit that I’ve put extra Dr. Scholl’s in my shoes—so that I’m not looking up at the bottom of a guy’s chin"
Andrea said on 20/Sep/06
Funny you are talking about his height. I just saw him yesterday in my subway car...and all I kept thinking was how small he was. Those movie screens are so deceiving...what grabbed me on the big screen did not move me in real life. Maybe if he had smiled I could have seen something worth holding on too...just sitting there with no expression.
Editor Rob said on 11/Sep/06
From 1987 interview in the Washington Post: "He's 5-foot-9 3/4 now, but all three brothers and their father are taller"
said on 5/Sep/06
Take a look at these shoes. Look at the upward angle of his foot that he attempts to disguise under his pant leg. These are cleverly disguised "high heels" . Once you add the large outer heel with the "inner heel" (lift), he's getting at least a solid 3 inches out of these shoes. But they have enough ankle support and comfort to walk normal in (especially with all the practise he's had). Put any slim 5' 9" to 5' 10" guy with great posture in these shoes and suddenly people are swearing he's 6 to 6' 1" or at least 5' 11'. Click Here
said on 4/Sep/06Click Here
explain this? either pitt forgot his lifts or dermot is wearing some?
MMK said on 10/Aug/06
About 5'9". In "The Wedding Date," Debra Messing is in 1 inch heels when you CAN see her shoes, and she's about the same height as him in shoes. I don't know how high his shoes are though, maybe 1 inch? But when you cannot see her footwear, she's 2 inches or so shorter than him.
MD said on 23/Jul/06
About 5'9" meaning "less than" 5'9" if only slightly, not "about" meaning "more than" 5'9" lol
Azzurri said on 22/Jul/06
i saw him on the wedding date the other day, and he was eye to eye with the leading-role actress(can't remember what her name was?), and it looked like she was wearing 3 - 4 inch heels. sometimes he looks like a 5'11, and sometimes like a 5'8.
Editor Rob said on 4/Mar/06
US Magazine, 1993: "Like so many people who make an impact on the screen, in person he is much smaller than expected - about five-foot-nine"
clemente21 said on 18/Nov/05
No way he's that tall. In one of his movies, the one where he plays a male escort, he's the same size as the lead actress who looks 5'5" if you stretched her out so with the heels that's about 5'8", that's probably where Mulroney is at best.
176 is 5'19".
Vivian said on 29/May/05
That seems about right. He was on Friends and stands a few inches taller than Jennifer Aniston who's supposed to be 5'5. I just love Dermot Mulroney--he has this gentleman, scholarly look.