Dominic Monaghan's Height
5ft 6 ¾ (169.5 cm)
German born English actor best known for playing Merry in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and for his portrayal of Charlie Pace in tv series LOST. . In the past his agency had listed him 5ft 6, although he now says on twitter "I'm 5'8"
after saying 5ft 7. In 2014 he mentioned his weight, saying "I'm 147lbs"
5ft 8 Rob and Dominic @ LFCC 2007
5ft 10 ¼ Josh and Dom @ LFCC 2016
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Average Guess (72 Votes)
5ft 6.81in (169.7cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Apr/19
The LEAST I'd say for Dominic is 5ft6.75, his day's lowest height, using these pictures as evidence.
I adore his T-shirt with 'Irritant' inscribed on the front that he wears with Josh. He looks as though he's having a particularly cheeky day, too...
Simple, brilliant and VERY FUNNY!
World Citizen said on 31/Jan/19
Looks 169 with Josh and almost 170 with Rob
said on 8/Nov/18
I'm surprised his agency had him listed as being 5'6"!
He was in late teens when once at 5ft 6, but then changed to 5ft 6.5 in early 20's and 5ft 7 later.
Danimal 5'9 3/4
said on 7/Nov/18
People, look at the top of his and Rob's head and then look at a ruler. There's at least 1.5" difference from the top of their heads. I think it's possible that he wakes up at 5'7" and is 5'6" by the end of the night. He's probably slightly over that with Rob here (5'6.5" at the most).
Dominic claiming 5ft 7 is a reasonable, but he also claimed 5ft 8...funnily before LOTR he did actually have 5ft 6.5 as his height on his resume...
Nik said on 17/Sep/18
I see nothing to suggest that this random celeb is not accurately listed, 65 voters think the same too!
said on 17/Aug/18
Rob, thanks you for giving him a quarter inch upgrade! The full 5'7" could be a little too high, but 5'6.5" a little too low... I think the weak 5'7" fits perfectly for him." Thank you again Rob! 😄😉
I think he looked shorter a couple of years ago probably due to footwear, though I wasn't certain what model he had.
said on 9/May/18
Rob, I would like to argue 5'6.75" again for Dominic.
With Billy Boyd: Click Here
With Sean Astin: Click Here
With Hugh Jackman: Click Here
With Kit Harington: Click Here
Rob, you said you do not exclude 5'6.75" for Dominic, I think almost 5'7" would be perfect for him.
The other times I've seen Dom, I thought he seemed shorter like 5ft 6.5 range, but of course there is a chance of .75 too, 5ft 7 is the absolute most I'd have guessed.
said on 17/Mar/18
I think the previous list was a bit high for him, but the current one is a bit low... In the photo with you, I think he is a real 5'6.75". Look at him with Kit Harington: Click Here
/ Dominic Monaghan + / + kit Harington
Please, Rob, upgrade to 5'6.75". I believe weak 5'7" will be the best for him.
JJJ said on 28/Feb/18
I think most people would say you two are around the same height because there's barely anything between you.
Height said on 4/Jan/18
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 1/Jan/18
Nope 169 at most
Slim 186 said on 12/Dec/17
yeah hes nearer 5'7" than 5'6", give the man a 169.5(5'6.75") upgrade.
Andrea said on 22/Oct/17
To be fair to Dominic, he doesn't look much under 5'7 here. Maybe 5'6.75 but no less. A guy like Jesse Eisenberg doesn't really look any taller than him with Rob (and he apparently even had more footwear)...
said on 18/Oct/17
That proves that Kit isn't anything other than 5'6.5 to 7 and 5'6.75 most likely.
Editor Rob: 5ft 6.75-7 I feel might be what he could measure.
said on 14/Oct/17
I gotta say this is one downgrade I wasn't expecting, but it does make sense given that his agency listed him at 5ft 6. He looks closer to 5ft 7 than 6.5 with you though Rob, would you say maybe you lost more height from tilting your head back in 2007?
Editor Rob: I'd say I wasn't standing as tall as I could.
said on 11/Oct/17
This is perfect , he doesn't look 5'6 or 5'7 with Rob , at most he looks barely 5'6.75 and at worst 5'6 and change.
Editor Rob: I really don't think there is much between dominic and sean astin, though both are taller than elija and billy boyd. Sean's burlier frame can make him seem noticeably (well, near an inch) shorter than Dom.
said on 10/Oct/17
Why the downgrade Rob? Wasn't he at 5'7?
Editor Rob: in person I seen him up close again for a bit longer and thought he looked shorter than 5ft 7 people.
said on 10/Oct/17
Did he shrink, Rob? 😊
I thought you said that he looked taller than Big G in person! This is certainly not good news for him...
Editor Rob: I saw Dom again up close and thought this guy is about 5ft 6.5 range, certainly a taller 6.5 than Glenn because of body frame differences.
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/17
So he's the tallest of the main Hobbits according to this page. Interesting.
Average height and slim said on 29/May/17
5" 7 according to the picture above. Just counted above the brow ridge.
Marcus said on 4/May/17
There are countless pictures of Monaghan with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin and their relative heights vary with the footwear, but they're clearly all very close to the same height (give or take 1/4"). You can see tons of photos of his shoes as well, and he's fond of huge heeled boots, and probably lifts. No way he's taller than Wood or Astin barefoot, they're just honest about their height.
172.4cm guy said on 9/Mar/17
He used to say 5'6", and now goes by 5'8"?? LOL. Well, based on the photograph and the lines indicating separations between inches, he's in the 5'6.5" range in relation to Rob, so I'm guessing 169cm.
Bobby said on 6/Mar/17
He looks two inches shorter than Rob based on eye level and forehead differences. So maybe he is more 5'6 or 5'6.5. Not very tall for a man.
berta said on 2/Mar/17
i think he is shorter than 170. 169 seems fine for him
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/17
I found out yesterday from my boyfriend that Dominic is a German-speaking citizen, so he joins the accolade of good German actors who have managed to fool me!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jan/17
Here's another ex-hobbit who is in a good deal of horrors now!
He looks just under 5ft7 pictured here with Rob. No way could he be 5ft8 - unless he has grown!
Also he looks too skinny in the face to be 10-and-a-half stone, but he could be more muscle-bound than I have pictured him to be, and we all know that muscle is weightier than fat, don't we?
I didn't know Dominic was German-born! I wonder if he speaks any or whether his parents were just there at the time!
Neither did I know he starred in the series 'Lost'! This website really does contribute to our general knowledge, which is great!
Shredder said on 6/Dec/16
I give him 5'7 but no taller
same said on 4/Dec/16
i think he has a bit more hair than you do in this photo
said on 4/Dec/16
like 1/4 inch lower?
Editor Rob: yes, Dom gives a taller impression than Big G, but then he is slimmer in person, G is a bit like a linebacker physique, he could squat do 300+ pound barbell presses, or something like that!
said on 2/Dec/16
is he a weak 5'7?
Editor Rob: in person Dominic looks near 5ft 7, a weak one? I'm not so sure.
said on 24/Nov/16
Sure you're right, Rob. I'm just thinking since so many celebrities tend to be insecure about their height claiming to be at least and inch taller, they could've got pissed about downgrades, buy anyway, we'll get over I guess :)
Editor Rob: Dominic made an 'honest' Freudian slip when giving 5ft 7 on twitter...later he went up to 5ft 8 and stuck to that mark.
said on 8/Nov/16
Rob, I think half of these celebs wouldn't take a picture with you again haha
Editor Rob: I'm not trying to get free photos, I willingly go to events and pay for them, so most have earned a little money.
A celebrity relies on an audience. Sometimes even on a site like this, exposure of their name and face is beneficial, even if they think I got their height wrong.
Treat it like reviews - don't take them too personally, people have different opinions on film and TV shows...with height, it's just a guess. I try to be as honest with estimating as I can, but nobody is infallible :)
eew said on 19/Oct/16
172.4cm guy said on 18/Oct/16
I don't know, in the picture Rob has with Dominic he looks like a weak 5'7"; something like 5'6.75" might be a better listing.
S.J.H said on 13/Oct/16
No way he was over 5'6 in person. When 5'10 josh b facing down 1.25-1.5" even face level can look easily 3" taller and top of head comparison slightly above 4". Even slight lesser foowear doesn't help him look 5'7 at all. He is 167-168cm and with rob he sure had some hidden soles
said on 6/Aug/16
Here is my photo from LFCC 2016, Dom had perhaps half inch less footwear. Click Here
realtalk said on 30/Jul/16
rob be leanin... but he still looks fairly 5'7". but what if rob had his head straight, then the eye level difference would be more pronounced.
Johno said on 12/Mar/16
5'7, 5'6.75 at worst.
said on 12/Oct/15
So then is Big G a weak 5ft 7 or not?.
[Editor Rob: in his 30's I think it would be fair to say that...if I caught him at his worst 5ft 6 5/8th then he could still fal into that weak zone, typically about 1/3rd shy of 5ft 7 at night.]
said on 10/Oct/15
Rob why do some people say the word weak 5 ft 7, i don't get it, surely your either 5''7 or not right?
Can you explain this, thanks.
[Editor Rob: you can be 5ft 7...but you drop under it at a certain point like a fraction (1/4 or maybe a third)]
Emil 182-183 cm said on 28/Sep/15
I believe this picture pretty much shows that 1 inch difference is quite noticeable
Armandy said on 5/Aug/15
169 cm no more
said on 15/Jul/15
Rob why would his agency list him 5ft 6?
[Editor Rob: from when he was younger, it might have stuck around for a while. He has claimed 5ft 7 and 8 more recently.]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Night: 5ft 6.75in 170 cm
Morning: 5ft 7.5in 171 cm
Andrea said on 10/Nov/14
Technically it's a little more than an inch, i guess... But do remember Rob is a bit over 5'8, so 5'7 is still a fine listing! He IS taller than 169 range G... Not impossible he drops a little shy of 5'7 but he's near enough that mark!
said on 9/Nov/14
You're being generous Rob. Even slightly leaning in, you have more than an inch on him. If you stood completely straight, he'd be looking in the 5'6" and change range.
[Editor Rob: from all the hobbits, I would put Astin a solid 5ft 6, Monaghan a 5ft 7 guy, Billy Body in the fraction under 5ft 6 and Elijah in 5ft 5-5.25 range.]
Powerhouse said on 14/Oct/14
I see 5'6.5 tops for Dominic.
said on 26/Jul/14
Rob is being skinny always good ? You're level of thinness is desired but this guy is abnormally thin.
[Editor Rob: never really thought of Dom as being overtly thin or anything.]
said on 23/Apr/14
Looks an inch shorter than Rob, maybe 1.25in but nothing more than that. 5'6.75 at least, but 5'7 is a good shout.
[Editor Rob: he is taller than G was in person]
Aaron said on 9/Apr/14
He is 167 cm i'm sure Rob change it he have high shoes
said on 18/Feb/14
Rob is 5'8.25 in photos , so 5'7 is about right , Maybe 5'6.75
[Editor Rob: 5ft 8.25 on the stadiometer is still 5ft 8 1/8th against the wall at worst ;)]
Sean said on 31/Jan/14
I hate that people on almost every listing do their best to downgrade celebrities height as possible when what they claim themselves probably is more incorrect. I think Rob is better at guessing heights than you. Looks 5'7"
Sarah said on 4/Jan/14
5'6.5' or 5'7". He is small boned and skinny though
lelman said on 29/Dec/13
@John he claims to be 5 inches tall, closer to that than 5'8" I think...
mjd said on 10/Dec/13
Umm, Rob, why do you or the moderators who approve posts here, allow this moron "John" to continue to write "5-6, girl height" i.e. give him free license to disparage shorter guys? You do recognize that this comment is designed to belittle, right?
In fact, 5'6 is "girl height" only in the inordinately tall Netherlands. In America, Canada, and most other countries, "girl height" is 5'4. 5'6 is therefore TALLER than most girls.
Furthermore, general height variation in the states, for example, has 68% of men between 5'7 and 6'1 - putting dominic right in the thick of average height variation. The majority of females, on the other hand, range between 5'1 and 5'7. Hear that, John? Most girls find themselves in a similar 6 inch height range. Only they are on average 5-6 inches shorter than male height.
Also, why do you permit comments that make fun of his look? I don't get it. Saying someone has the look of a "serial rapist" might be ok between friends, but online it really only serves to engender feelings of hate and condescension.
Lo sgozzatore said on 6/Dec/13
Yeah, he does look taller than 5'6, 5'7 is about right! Don't know why he started saying 5'8 now... Maybe he measured that in shoes? Or just pure upgrade! In lost, Josh Holloway, as Sawyer, calls him British dwarf or something like that xD
cole said on 22/Nov/13
This listing is good. He looks 5'7 with Rob.
said on 29/Oct/13Click Here
He ends this video saying he's only 5'7. So "he now says he's 5'8 on Twitter" is suspect.
Honestly he looks 5'6 to me. Girl-height.
richkid123 said on 4/Sep/13
what is it about 5'7"-5'8" guys and there necks being so long
richkid123 said on 10/Aug/13
head of a 5'5" guy, frame of a 5'6" guy, stare of a serial rapist, and the neck of a dinosaur. 5'7".
thicke said on 10/Aug/13
that guy has a scary stare
dicksock said on 6/Aug/13
I think he looks more like 5'6"/5'6.5" if Rob stood up straight.
Editor Rob said on 25/Jul/13
He's claimed 5ft 8 a few times on twitter.
Emil said on 17/May/13
Actually, Frodo is tall for a hobbit in the LOTR books and Merry and Pippin were the tallest hobbits who ever lived. If that should have converted to the films then Elijah Wood should have been 6'1, and Dominic and Billy more like 6'5
Yaspaa said on 2/May/13
Going solely from the pic, 5'7 does seem a bit generous. Rob appears an inch taller with poorer posture. P.S. Those noses couldn't be more different.
Aragorn 5'11 said on 16/Jan/13
Sorry, my bad. I meant Sean Austin. I get mixed up with these hobbits! I'd say 5'7 is about right for him! 5'6.75 isn't that off too.
cd said on 7/Jan/13
I'd say 169 cm
said on 2/Jan/13
5'6 flat. I saw him in person a few years ago. 5'7 is a joke for him! 5'5.75 is also possible for him at night.
[Editor Rob: he looks I wouldn't bet on that, he looks taller than G does in person!]
Lo sgozzatore said on 29/Dec/12
In lost he didnt look much shorter than Terry O'Quinn or Matthew Fox but he did look way shorter than Josh Holloway, that is the one listed shorter than the other two. Very weird
thorterr said on 19/Nov/12
nol all the hobbits are around the 5ft 6 mark ,,if hes 5ft 7 he aint a hobbit
said on 14/Oct/12
He and big G would be very close I reckon.
[Editor Rob: G does look shorter in person than Monaghan, well at G's lowest anyway.]
Shaun said on 7/Sep/12
He's probably a guy who looks a lot better in the flesh than he does in photographs.
Shaun said on 7/Sep/12
Always believed 5'6" but he does look nearer 5'7" here.
leonari said on 3/Sep/12
I agree with Jonnyfive.
Johnnyfive said on 2/Sep/12
I concur with Danimal. I see 5'6.5 tops on this picture.
Danimal said on 10/Aug/12
This is a roundup. 5'6.5" max.
said on 7/Aug/12
On last night's Conan he said he was 5'7 wich confirms your guess Rob..
[Editor Rob: it's not so much surprising...he looked about it to me and is the tallest of the LOTR hobbits I've met.
if he was 5ft 6 he had to have been in lifts, but his footwear didn't look suspicious to me.]
said on 5/Jan/12
I thought he was listed at 172. Was this height changed, ROB?
[Editor Rob: this has remained the same mark.]
said on 24/Nov/11
Rob you like look like near 5ft 10in rather than 5ft 9in in that picture who had thicker footwear him or you it looks like nearly 2 inches difference rather than 1 inch difference if your head didn't tilt in that picture you would be 2 inches taller than him instead of 1 inch taller than him.
[Editor Rob: I had inch sneaker, his were close to an inch, but not over that for sure.]
PatB said on 7/Oct/11
I'm not sure I get it. This guy was unknown before LOTR. He played a Hobbit. He appeared to be about 4'8". I realize that that was movie magic but his future would seem to be playing shorter guys - no? Why would he try to appear taller? George Clooney or Robert Downey Jr. or Al Pacino who in real life are about the same size as Dominic might need to appear taller but they play leads. Young Dominic here is a character actor - a fine character actor indeed - he should go after the the parts that Elisah Cook Jr. used to play.
Remember in the Maltese Falcon how Bogart dominated Cook? Bogart wasn't that big, but Cook was tiny. I could see Mr. Monaghan filling that role - a little supporting actor to make the hero look big.
Taro said on 23/Sep/11
And if it's fair to compare him with Elijah Wood: I've stood next to him also, and believe him to be 5'4", which adds up, since the difference between the two reliably seems to be 2". And since it is my understanding that actors usually add one or two inches to their 'official' height.
Taro said on 23/Sep/11
Dom claims to be 5'7", but I've stood next to him and he's shorter than I am. I'd say 5'6".
Kane said on 3/Sep/11
he has about 1 inch spiky hair without the hair you have a good 2 inchs on him. About 5'6
said on 21/Aug/11
Rob i wonder how much he weighs you weigh like 162 pounds or 163 pounds.
[Editor Rob: at the moment I am 161 pounds]
Maximus Meridius said on 30/Jun/11
He is my height but skinner i wonder how much he weighs he skinner than you rob.
VD-Fan said on 20/Jun/11
His neck is pretty long, probably his frame is of an 5'5 or 5'6 guy, what you think?
Physics Enemy said on 9/May/11
Rob isn't 5' 8" flat though, Rob is pushing 5' 9" morning then shrinks in the day to 5' 8.25". Rob's afternoon height is about 5' 8.5". So 5' 7" afternoon for this guy is fair.
James said on 26/Mar/11
5'6.75 with rob
Antron said on 24/Jan/11
I'm pretty sure Elijah isn't averse to wearing bigger heels and/or lifts. Look at how short Billy Looks in that last pic MD. I don't think Billy is 5'3" if Elijah is 5'5" ish. More likely Elijah is standing an inch or so taller than his barefoot height.
said on 8/Jan/11
Whether he looked it to you or, not, can you explain these pics of him with Elijah?
I guess if you don't agree that Dominici is really closer to 5'6", than you're going to have to raise Wood's height, because there is not a full two inch difference between the two. Not even close.
[Editor Rob: there's photos of elijah and dom from billy's wedding, in some there's 1 some 2 inches.
Dom in no way looked 5ft 6 to me, I've got a 5ft 5.5 sister and elijah looked more her size than dom. There's always a chance elijah is 5ft 5.5 though, moreso than say dom being 5ft 6.5.]
Ger said on 6/Jan/11
Met Himself and Elijah in Cork Ireland Yesterday
Im 5'10 and Dominic is around 5 7 and Elijah is about 5'5.
Two of the soundest down to earth guys you could meet talked soccer with dominic as we both support support the same team Man U talked about venice beach and Ireland with Elijah didnt realise how small the two of them are in real life until I met them but what they lack in height they make up for in charm and carisma.
said on 2/Jan/11
He's closer to 5'6" than 5'7". With 5'5" Elijah Wood:
He's always struck me as a pretty solid 5'6". No lower, and this makes sense when you see that he only gave himself 5'7" on his drivers license.
[Editor Rob: he didn't appear as short as 5ft 6 to me]
krazy krippled! said on 1/Jan/11
due to his long neck he can vary from 5'7 to 5'5 when really worked up, so he could seem smaller than he is, altough he definitely is taller than I expected.
danny said on 23/Dec/10
5.7 is fair
Matt said on 22/Nov/10
wow long neck, yeah 5ft 6.5 is more accurate, not quite 5ft 7
said on 18/Jun/09
check this, Click Here
and look at their shoes, this guy is no more than 5'5 for sure.
Random Person said on 16/Jun/09
I'm not too sure he's 5'7..5'6 seems believable.
said on 15/Jun/09
yeah he is 5'7 with 3in lifts. check this pic Click Here
he is 5'4.
James said on 9/Jun/09
Rob you should give Dominic 5'6.75.
said on 8/Jun/09
you do not have an inch over him
[Editor Rob: you are correct, not 1/2 inch, but more than an inch!Here
Big T said on 13/May/09
He actually looked closer to 5'8" next to the tall co-stars on Chuck. A good 5'7" for sure. I reckon he's a solid couple of inches taller than Josh Gomez who is listed taller here.
ben kaom said on 3/May/09
what is the difference between 5'6 and 5'7, more like 5'2
said on 9/Mar/09
Elijah Wood and Sean Astin are about the same height. Billy Boyd is the shortest hobbit and Dominic Monaghan a little bit taller among them.Click Here
Rusty said on 7/Mar/09
He looks short, like 5'6" or 5'7", hes also quite skinny.
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/09
man this guy is proof that 5'7 is short for a man, i though he was only 5'3 or something before. seriously!
said on 7/Mar/09
he looks 5'6 or 5'5.5 Click Here
look at footwear
Source said on 3/Feb/09
There is no way this guy is 5'7(170cm), max 5'6(168cm).
Dr Almonds said on 31/Jan/09
He could be 5'7 but looks more like 5'6.5 to me.
arnie said on 30/Jan/09
Oh this hoobbit is a 5 sixer you can see it, mabey with thick heels he is 5'7. He does indeed have a long neck and a slope to the sholders but he still looks 5'6 at the top of his melon.
adam said on 1/Jan/09
He looks like a 14-year-old kid. No offence. A little guy with a babyface. This fellow makes love with Evangeline Lily? I`ve heard so. That gives hope to all of us!
Bouncer said on 30/Dec/08
5'7? Now that's a surprise to me. I could've swear this guy is 5'6 max.
MD said on 28/Dec/08
You can't just throw out a number and offer no explanation for it, and especially such an exact number. You're username is hilarious.
IMRIGHT said on 28/Dec/08
Big King said on 27/Dec/08
Yes, he doesn't look a full 5'7". 5'6 1/2" is what he looks like.
howie day said on 8/Oct/08
looks 5'6 to me
Antron said on 8/Oct/08
Caesar, true in the flashbacks, but comparing people that are of very different heights is harder. That said, I think he is more like 169cm too.
Caesar said on 21/Sep/08
Antron says on 6/Sep/08
As said many times before watching LOST is horrible way to figure out people's heights. They are very often on unequal ground and/or wearing unequal footwear. This is true for the entire time Dom was on the show.
A significant portion of the show happens in flashbacks, as you may or may not know. Most flashbacks are not on the island and are therefore as good as any other show for determining height. Neil Hopkins, who is supposedly 6'1, absolutely decimates Monaghan in flashback scenes. Rob here looks nearly two inches taller than Monaghan. 5'6.5 at most.
Antron said on 6/Sep/08
As said many times before watching LOST is horrible way to figure out people's heights. They are very often on unequal ground and/or wearing unequal footwear. This is true for the entire time Dom was on the show.
Caesar said on 30/Aug/08
Rob, you look more than an inch taller even if you didn't factor in his hairstyle. Monaghan looks about 5'6.5 on the show. In early episodes he had a lot of scenes with Evangeline Lilly who is supposedly 5'5, and he appeared only fractionally taller most of the time.
Charlie said on 30/Aug/08
i tought he was at least 5"8!!
dreamfall said on 30/Jun/08
He is pretty tall for a hobbit. :)
jay said on 4/Jun/08
5'7" seems right.
he's an amazing actor and his wife/girlfriend (?) is gorgeous... lucky **** ;)
said on 2/Jun/08
I'm 5'8" barefoot but my neck is quite long and my shoulders slope a little like Dominic's, making me look shorter than I am. You can see there's barely an inch between the tops of their heads, so I reckon 5'7" is spot on.
[Editor Rob: bare in mind he has an extra 1/2 inch upwards hairstyle compared to mine...]
Aimie said on 30/May/08
I think in the Lord of the Rings dvd trivia they say he was the tallest Hobbit standing 5'6" tall. Not 5'7". Correct me if I am wrong.
dmeyer said on 13/May/08
his shoulder looks mush shorter but the head seems 1.25 in under so 5 ft 6.75
MR said on 27/Apr/08
about the drivers license...when I was asked my height at the DMV, I said 5'11.5" but my license read 5'11"...this happend twice, so im guessing they don't care about that half inch, at least at my DMV.
irishguy said on 28/Mar/08
Don't unfortunately. I read an article in the newspaper which reported the finding then I googled it and found the pdf of the study which included the current heights for young Irish men along with other European nationalities.
I posted the height listings for the european countries on the Elijah Wood page I think a while back.
I think height isn't that much related to colouring (fair versus darker people). In Ireland, though we have both, I don't see any recognisable difference in height between them. I believe height difference between population groups is more down to diet and health factors.
In Ireland, we've gone from being the poor man of Europe to one the richest countries in the world in the last 15 years (we call this economic boom the Celtic Tiger), and this is likely to increase the average height due to higher standard of living. I believe we're already seeing it, my dads generation were probably 5'8 average, while the youngsters coming of age now are noticeably taller than even those of us in our late twenties.
MD said on 27/Mar/08
Irishguy, do you have a link to the report? I'd always thought the Irish were known as pretty average in height (for Europe), and that in like much of British Isles you have your taller fair-haired people, and your shorter darker people? If it wasn't apparent genetic research has shown that the isles are a clear mixture of Mediterranean peoples and Northern European people.
irishguy said on 27/Mar/08
I'm from Ireland, and we're sadly one of the shortest in Europe now (though we're not that short really). Only southern countries like (France), Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal are shorter.
The average height of young males was measured as 5'9.8 recently. The average in the UK is roughly the same actually if not a little taller, compared to average height 5'11+ in many central and northern european countries.
sf said on 26/Mar/08
I dont' know - With Rob not leaning, I'd give Monaghan 5'6", maybe 5'6" and 1/2.
Yaspaa said on 25/Mar/08
Anonymous,your right,everyone in Ireland is tall.???????????????????
Looks 5'7 to me.
Anonymous... said on 6/Jan/08
dudes...i thought Irish peeps were suppose to be tall....like pierce brosnan that james bond actor dude....hes like 6'-2" man!!!!!! maybe he mom n dad were short idk...
said on 5/Jan/08
Rob I might like to questions you sumthings, did you include dominics footwear in height? Bytheway do you list the heights of ALL CELEBRITIES including footwear or without?
[Editor Rob: without shoes, although many might argue some listings look like "in shoes".
I'm mostly in 1-inch sneakers, his footwear was similar amount.]
sofia said on 5/Jan/08
umm.. he looks shorter than 5.7 in that pic.
Baba said on 8/Dec/07
Since I have actually hugged both Dom Monaghan and Elijah Wood (when their fame was less and they weren't wearing the lift shoes), I can tell for sure that Dom is more than an inch shorter than me, and Elijah more than two inches. I'm afraid I'm kind of obsessed with the question, and have concluded that Elijah is 5'4" and Dom 5'6". And in both cases, probably actually shorter. I'm 5'7" and they are *tiny* next to me.
guy said on 1/Oct/07
Of course Monaghan is an Irish name and not German. Could be either by his looks. Does look more Irish though. He looks one inch shorter than Rob. They are correct 5'7".
Franco said on 30/Sep/07
if i can add a small remark, Dominic is a so called False 170cm guy....
in the sense that his 170cm is achieved thanks to the long neck, not thanks to his legs or body, if he had a normal neck like any of us he would be 168cm flat.
this is why onscreen he looks 168cm, his body is that of a 168cm guy but the
2 extra cm are achieved do to the longer neck but onscreen this isn't really
noticeble because you stare mostly at his body on screen (legs for example) while he is walking not his neck.
it is the body that gives the illusion of height, women with long legs you will think they are 170cm even though they are really 165cm, but men with longer neck and shorter body will look short, not tall.
this is the case with dominic. he is 170cm, but not a true 170cm.
said on 30/Sep/07
Hey thanks Rob for getting to the bottom of Dom's height! I was almost certain he was 5'6" range, but you have convinced me otherwise. This goes to show that you can never be sure unless you meet these celebs in person, and are a height expert, like yourself :-)
[Editor Rob: a lot might still think he is that short...I originally thought he could be 171cm remember.
the lowest I'd dare argue would be 169 but 170cm considering the footwear is pretty similar and the ground flat is what I'd stick with.]
Franco said on 28/Sep/07
indeed 169cm is the minimum for Dominic after jumping around and end of the day, but he is 170cm most of the time you see him.
so 170cm is perfect and correct.
antron said on 27/Sep/07
1.5in max really. Shortest Dom is is 5'6.5" (169cm).
said on 27/Sep/07
In this photo, there could be as much as a two inch difference.
[Editor Rob: somethin worth mentioning. Folk have different hairline heights, some have shallow height, others have lower. Generally from the top of my head to the hairline if I have my hair short like in that pic, and am looking neutral forward it is in and around 1.5 inches.
Original said on 23/Sep/07
He look 5'6.5 169cm for me
Franco said on 23/Sep/07
AT LAST!!!!!.......mr. Rob with mr. Dominic :D
the truth has surfaced.
170cm for sure.
dmeyer said on 23/Sep/07
rob you look about 3 cm taller but sice you are 173 before bed he is close enaugh 5'7
said on 23/Sep/07
Rob , now that we all pretty much agree that he is 5'7 .. where does that put Naveen Andrews ? more 5'8-ish ?
[Editor Rob: it still puts him near to 5ft 8. You could fiddle about with 1/4 inches a lot with that lost cast.]
Jonathan said on 21/Sep/07
Yep he is 5'6, Rob is slightly leaning in the pic above and my friends have taken pics with the hobbits and Dom, and he is definitely 5'6. Sean Astin and Dom are the same height. Rob change Dom to 5'6
said on 21/Sep/07
Nice McKellen technique Rob! He does look in the 5'7" range. This is about how I look (just under 5'7"/169cm) in every picture with my dad (5'8"/173cm). Minus the goofy neck...
[Editor Rob: the mckellen only works if you apply pressure with your arm to force your nemesis downwards.]
Austrian said on 21/Sep/07
@derbi: yea, but that doesnt make him german
he doesnt even speak german (those 3 words dont count)
Anthony said on 20/Sep/07
Dominic looks a lot thinner than usual. He also looks a solid 5'7.
ras said on 20/Sep/07
Yeah, 5 ft 7ish, 5 ft 7 - 5 ft 6.75, 171 sounds a bit exagerated but probably 5 ft 7.25. By the way look at that neck! He looks like a camel!
sam said on 20/Sep/07
Derbi is correct, but I do believe Monaghan is both a British citizen and of British parentage. It's similar to Mel Gibson: would you consider him Australian or American (spent his first 12 years in America & has been working there for a while).
derbi said on 20/Sep/07
@Austria, he was born and raised in Germany, and then moved with his family to england when he was 12.
said on 20/Sep/07
lol hes not German (i think)
he was just born there right? i mean Bruce Willis isnt German either just cause he was born on a military base in Europe heh
[Editor Rob: Bruce is Germany's greatest actor.]
said on 20/Sep/07
Looks a solid 5'7" to me. What did you think, Rob?
[Editor Rob: looked like a Hobbit, a 5ft 7 one mind you :)
I'd chalk this as another for the 'nearly ideal' photo column for showing heights.]
Anonymous said on 6/Sep/07
aren't hobbits short? two feet, right?
Franco said on 30/Aug/07
are you kidding ME?
Dominic is 170-171cm, never above or below and he looks it.
me said on 12/Aug/07
I met him yesterday and he is the same height as me and im a teenage girl at 5'4" and a bit. so 5'5" at most!
Jon Doe said on 23/Jul/07
he's only 2 inches shorter than Jimmy Kimmel and I'm pretty sure Jimmy Kimmel is average height (5'9),and by the way 5'7 aint bad in my books it's like a perfect height for a dude,it's short but it's taller than most of the girls and ya never hit your head off of stuff at that height.
Bibs said on 8/Jul/07
My brother actually met him (my bro is five-ten). Dom was taller than his five-six girlfriend, and we've all seen pics where he's taller than reputedly five-six Elijah Wood and Sean Astin. I think 5'7" is right.
Its A Punjabi Ting (UK) said on 20/Jun/07
I think 5'7" might just be right. Have a look at this picture, both barefooted although their posture isn't great.
Yahoo search their names together and go to the fourth page.
mike said on 9/Jun/07
I think you're being too kind here, he looks a lot shorter to me. 5'5'' seems a lot more accurate to me.
antron said on 4/May/07
MD you have to be careful comparing Dom with Elijah, as EW is a lift wearer. I sent in a link today that should be up on Frodo's page that is very convincing on that subject. I do think Dom appears more 169cm though.
PC said on 27/Apr/07
Rob have you met Dominic? Every time I see pics of him next to celebs, especially the "hobbits" he doesnt stand out as the tallest (you have Billy Boyd and Sean Astin at 5'6", and Elijah Wood at 5'5"), in fact he looks 5'6" max. I think its probably safe to bring him down to 5'6.5" for the moment- im really stillered with this guy (meaning he's listed as 5'7" but really looks 5'6" max).
the shredder said on 2/Apr/07
LOL LOL , Rob , this guy is 5'6ish ! ... He is by far the shortest dude on LOST ! ... how can he be near 171cm ??? ... Dae Kim and Andrews are taller then him by aleast an inch ! ... Under 5'7 IMO ! ... He has a smaller frame , next to small guys !
said on 20/Mar/07
With 5'11" Harold Perrineau and 5'8" Daniel Dae Kim:
BTW, he's almost exactly the same height as 5'5" Elijah Wood. If he's given himself 5'7", than this is the top of the scale.
I wouldn't give him any more than 5'6"
Anonymous said on 18/Mar/07
I think he is 5'6 from what I have seen. Men don't seem to want to be under the 5'7 mark and usually if under lie up to this height. I think Elijah wood is more like 5'5".
Lmeister said on 28/Feb/07
Dear Mike, we don't have the same genes I agree, but regarding to my face Im good looking and Im fit so I don't have any problems getting the ladies.
radio_man said on 28/Feb/07
what?!!!! this guy too short! and he played a hobby, elijah wood, sena astin and billy boyd all shorties!..I think this guy is 5'6 maybe 5'5.5.. but no way he's 5'7.. that's so generous..rob.I think you should inmediatley change this..is so obvious..!
mike said on 9/Feb/07
Lmeister, not everyone has the same genes... maybe you have a butt ugly face...
Not nice is it?
MD said on 3/Feb/07
Given that he gave himself 5'7" on his drivers license, this is the top of the scale. That said, he looks to have only given himself an extra inch or so, so probably more around 5'6" barefoot.
said on 2/Feb/07
She is definitely in front of him in that picture. This pic is a little better, but still on sand.
UNK said on 26/Jan/07
You can't judge height on a beach. She is front of him, and there is no telling how level the beach is. Sand is impossible to make an accurate height judgement on.
Lmeister said on 26/Oct/06
He looks the size he had in his drivers license 170 cm 64 kg. I used to be the same size when I was 15-16 years old...
antron said on 3/Oct/06
pic number 1 is useless, such a bad angle and not standing in the same place relative to the camera.
said on 9/Jun/06
Rob, can you finally take Dominic down to 5'7"? Here he is with Elijah Wood, who this site gives 5'6"
1. Click Here
2. Click Here
Dominic is only 5'7" at the very most.
Penny said on 30/May/06
Dom is taller than both Billy and Elijah, I would say Dom IS 5' 7". Almost all pictures of then together show Dom as being the tallest and I have been with Billy many times and I am fairly sure Billy is 5' 6".
sf said on 30/May/06
I argue cause, as much as I love Rob :-), I think he is sometimes resistant to give someone their true height if it goes against what is commonly reported in the media, or commonly thought. There are examples on this board where 10 people will have personal experience with a celeb and know he/she is shorter, but Rob still keeps them higher. This make no sense as this is supposed to be based on sightings, accurate info, etc. There is no reason to give Dominic a higher height based on very good evidence that would normally be exaggerated, if anything - a driver's license.
Leung said on 29/May/06
Sf, we both agree that height listing on DL’s are not always accurate. In regards to Dominic, I’m not sure why you argue over half an inch, Dominic could very well be 5’7.5” but just says 5’7” for the sake of not trying to sound vain.
said on 29/May/06
Rob, let me help you:
With 5'5" Nathan Lane (who could possibly be wearing lifts, but likely only bring him to 5'7" tops):
1. Click Here
5'7" seems like the top of the scale as oppossed to the bottom. I suspect Monaghan anywhere between 5'6" and 5'7".
sf said on 29/May/06
Yea, Rob, I don't get your reasoning, sometimes for listing someone's height. Like the guy below, I saw the same episode of the Tonight Show where Dominic, himself, has is OWN height listed as 5'7" on his driver's license. What is your reasoning for giving him an extra half inch? This just doesn't make sense to me. People usually lie "up" in height not "down." they say they are taller, not shorter. I doubt he stated he was shorter than he was on his driver's license. Why do you give him 5'7" and 1/2?
And Leung - you lied about your height and they just accepted it. Anybody can lie about their height. Nobody ever has measured me at a drivers license station. And they don't weigh me either. I just tell them my height and weight and that's what they write down. Maybe they do in Australia, I don't know. Why would he lie and say he's shorter? No, like you, just about ANY guy would like and say he's taller...
said on 26/May/06
Yeah, I suspect he's even shorter than 5'7", but was willing to compromise on this one when I first made my first post. Maybe, it's time to bring him down, again, to, at the very least, what he has on his drivers license.[Editor Rob: I was trying to find him beside someone of known height to see if he looked just 5ft 7, there is possibility:
188cm Ruud and Dominic]
Leung said on 25/May/06
When I was living in Queensland, Australia I got listed at 189cm on my Driver’s Licence even though I am really 180cm. So DL’s are not guaranteed to be accurate. Some of you probably wondering how I managed to get that extra height, basically when I had to get my DL renewed I went in the morning (when I’m at my tallest) and went in with my most erect posture so that I would have been around 183cm. As I stood up against the measuring chart the person renewing my licence said “you’re around 185cm right?”, to which I replied “189cm actually” and pretended to correct my posture (keep in mind that I was already standing at my best posture).
I remember on one occasion when entering a nightclub the bouncer looked at me oddly when he saw my DL and he said to me “I’m 189cm but I’m a lot taller than you!”, I then puffed out my chest and tilted my head back and pouted in a there-you-go type expression, the bouncer nodded in approval and waved me in.
Dagger said on 24/May/06
If his licence is 5'7, why does he still get a listing of 5'7.5?...Personally I think he might have added on a bit there too, half the world has an incorrect height on their licence. But, if that is the most reliable source, at least drop his height on here to match it.
Dagger said on 26/Apr/06
styleforlife has a good point with that pic. They are the same height.
175-77cm17andgrowing said on 5/Apr/06
Okay... now, that can't be! 5'5'', 144 lbs... never. He's 5'7.5'', end of the story. I think the pic is not a real pic but a faked one.
styleforlife said on 23/Feb/06
rob you must look at this because this is very good evidence
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/bloodylamer/****ly-photos/0505/album3/evdom09300503.jpg here is monaghan with lilly (5ft5) he is not taller than her and they are both barefoot , please change it ..
175cm16andgrowing said on 1/Jan/06
144lbs... man, I can't stop laughing... 144lbs are 64kg or something... now let's see... Josh Matthews (wrestler, now just commentator) weighs 145lbs and is 5'9'' but can look muscle... Dom, you're a bad liar.
MD said on 8/Oct/05
Man, the Tonight Show (with Jay Leno) really reveals alot...
Anyway, tonight/morning (10-8-2005) Dominic showed his Dominic showed his drivers licences on the show to show a goofy photo he took for it. While they covered up his address, his height and weight were listed. It read 5'-7" 144 pounds. Now, we all know that we can fudge stuff, but he even gave himself 5'-7". Perhaps he should be listed at that (I'm sure it's with shoes, though) since he himself disclosed it.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Sep/05
Hmm, his agency still give his height as 5ft 6.
Bleemo said on 20/Jun/05
Weird, in this pic below he looks a clean 4 inches taller then Boyd. Boys is leaning marginally but not to explain the gap, so one or the other is lying about there heights. My guess is that Boyd is a real hobbit and wears lifts as few actors undersize themselves. I'm suspicous about Bloom too, he always has that pinhead thing going on that people who wear lifts get.
British Guy said on 4/Jun/05
Dominic Monaghan, Is 5ft 6in, Right Rob?
I Do Not Mean To Be Rude But You Should Change It To That On Database.
I Do Agree Though Sometimes He Does Look This Height Other Times He Does Not.
Buster said on 26/May/05
He doesn't look short on ABC's Lost. I always thought he is perhaps 5'9".
said on 19/Apr/05
same height as elijah wood
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/3032282.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=E2399169AC85D6DE4A7137DF36FD07224808930D8845D668[Editor Rob: Getting accurate heights for those hobbits is hard because their height varies depending on who's got bigger shoes on. THIS PICTURE is probably the best comparison you can get since they are all barefeet. The photographer here has them aligned so that Dominic, Elijah and Shawn's heads are all the same. Consider that dominic is farther from shawn, who is farther from elijah - dominic at 5ft 7 is slightly taller than Astin, who looks slightly taller than Wood. I think Elijah is actually below 5ft 6. Hmmm, as I say it's tricky: Dominic 5ft 7, Astin 5ft 6.25, Boyd 5ft 6 and Elijah 5ft 5.5? - you could look at many premiere pictures and come to different conclusions, as I've seen many where elijah will look taller and so to me this makes me wonder about his shoes!]
mjd said on 19/Apr/05
he looks 5'5-5'6