Don Cheadle's Height
5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in films like Ocean's Eleven, Crash, Iron Man 2, Hotel Rwanda, Talk To Me, Devil in a Blue Dress and Out of Sight. His own claim is that he's 5ft 8.5.
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
5ft 7.43in (171.3cm)
Bobby Brown said on 10/Sep/19
Cheadle always looks an inch shorter then Downey and he’s in lifts if RDJ is listed as 5’7 3/4 without his lifts then Cheadle should be 5’6 3/4 without lifts still think Howard is a better Rhodey tho
said on 22/Aug/19
In this video:Click Here
he claims 0:11 "5'8 and a half" he seems to be certain which is a good thing.
Nik said on 19/Apr/19
The average vote works out to be 5'7.49" after 19 votes!
Nik said on 20/Jan/19
He looks Rob's claim!
Jammes said on 18/Jan/19
I guess the camera does wonders for RDJ,Jeremy Renner,Mark Ruffalo and Cheadle since they are not the 6'0 tall leading men
Church's said on 5/Nov/18
Rule of 3, if he claims 5'8.5" then he's really 5'5.5", so let's go with 5'6" or about 168cm.
Leno179 said on 2/Jun/18
A little shorter than Downey,171 is my guess.
Smiles03 said on 16/Jan/18
He mite be close to 5'8 heck maybe even 5'9
Realist said on 16/Feb/17
He's shorter than Wesley Snipes so just under 5'8 I am 5'9.5 and would probably have 2" on him.
RisingForce said on 16/Feb/17
Damon is a bit closer to the camera, but possibly leaning more. I'd bet Damon is 5'9.5" and Cheadle 5'7.5". A legitimate 5'10" man like Guy Pearce definitely looked taller next to Cheadle than Damon does.
jtm said on 16/Feb/17
Damon's footwear looks suspicious and he's closer to the camera. I think cheadle is a solid 5'7 and Damon closer to 5'8 than 5'10.
said on 13/Feb/17
It was interesting to see Don at only 171cm...he's one actor that I never really considered on the shorter side until The Avengers when he seemed to be in line with Mark Ruffalo, another 171cm guy. I found this picture of Don and Matt Damon, Click Here
, a 177-178cm guy, and you can see that there are about 6-7cm difference between the two of them in similar footwear. Don is just under Matt's hairline. I think 5-7.25 is a good estimate for Don at night.
Sandy Cowell said on 23/Jan/17
I had a good look at Don in the film 'Reign Over Me'. He looks quite tall next to his screen wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, but I didn't know at the time of watching it that she's under 5ft! Next to Liv Tyler, however, you can see he isn't terribly tall! Liv plays his therapist and he tries to enlist her help when he bumps into an old friend who has lost his entire family in the 9/11 attacks.
The film is gut-wrenchingly sad and shows a completely different side to actor Adam Sandler, who plays his friend.
I will settle for 5ft7.25 for Don Cheadle, bearing in mind the comments below. Otherwise, I would have gone for 5ft7.75
Arch Stanton said on 12/Nov/16
Often looks as low as 5 ft 7 flat to me but I think a little over 5 ft 7 would be about right.
said on 1/Jun/16
With 5'9.5" Ewan McGregor:
said on 23/Aug/15
Rob, I understand that entirely. It's just that Cruise and RDJ are notorious lift wearers, whereas a guy like Ben Stiller, who I actually think is closer to 169 cms, is not. I just don't think it would be an issue if you "overstepped your boundaries" a tad and took their reputation for lift-wearing into account when listing their heights. That's all.
[Editor Rob: sometimes we don't know if somebody does wear a half inch or 3/4 inch lift. It is difficult to tell for the majority. When you push it to an inch lift it can start to look more obvious.]
said on 20/Aug/15
Why is there a tendency for a lot of celebs to be laughably overlisted in the 5'8 range by Rob (e.g. Marky Mark, Tom Cruise, RDJ, Cheadle, etc.) Sure you're not getting paid off Rob? ;-)
[Editor Rob: we can't really say anything is overlisted or underlisted unless we know for a fact the height the person is measured at.]
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Rob, please take a look at my added credits suggestions.
Sam said on 31/Mar/15
Could be this mark, can seem taller due to his often good posture.
Rob, could you add these to his credits?: Devil in a Blue Dress, Boogie Nights, Traffic, Hotel Rwanda, Flight and the TV series House of Lies.
Dingus said on 17/Feb/15
Can look almost 5'09.00" at times. At other as low as 5'07.75". I think he's taler than the listed height but I suppose its accurate.
reaper1000 said on 19/Dec/14
Look's 5 foot 6 inches next to George Clooney if George Clooney is 179 CMs tall.
thekillingjoke said on 23/Jul/14
I'm not buying 5ft 7.5. Joaquin Phoenix looked a couple inches taller in Hotel Rwanda.
said on 18/May/14
169-170 cm flat Rob. 5'7.5 is probably Wahlbergs height. Joaquin is clearly taller than Cheadle by 3-4 cm. I think you should look this guy up.
Another doubt Rob,
Rob 171 is 5'7.25 and 5'7.5 similary 177 is 5'9.5 and 5'9.75. How do you distinguish ?
[Editor Rob: well 171 is 5ft 7.32, and 172 is 5ft 7.72. So 5ft 7.5 is 171.45cm, that's why it gets rounded to the 171, if it was 171.55, then the 172 would be shown, the site is showing the closest cm to the feet/inch mark.]
cole said on 1/Mar/14
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
171 is a much better estimate I think.
said on 15/Feb/14Click Here
With Wahlberg. That was about the same height difference in the film. I find it hard to believe they're the same height!!
said on 15/Feb/14
Rob would you consider a downgrade to 5'7.5"? 5'8.5" is probably a shoe measurement. He really looked shorter than Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights. I think 5'7.5" might be more accurate.
[Editor Rob: 7.5 is a real possibility, I think it's fine to go with that now.]
Mr. R said on 15/Feb/14
Not even close. A weak 5-7.
Balrog said on 15/Feb/14
This guy can't be 5'8" don't know why he still listed that high.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Feb/14
Odd he looked 1.5 inches shorter than Wahlberg in Boogie Nights in the barefoot pool scene. I'd guess 5 ft 7.
Realist said on 4/Jan/14
5'6 he was towered by 5'9 Matt Damon.
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said on 18/Dec/13
He can look 5'7.0 sometimes.
said on 24/Nov/13
Rob , have you seen Flight? He looks 5'7 next to Washington.
[Editor Rob: maybe 5ft 7.5]
MD said on 18/Nov/13
Could you post the picture of him with Ribero?
the shredder said on 14/Nov/13
Look at him next to Alfonso Riberio Rob , he looks under 5'8. Unless Alf is 5'6.5 lol.
jtm said on 13/Nov/13
he was barely shorter than matt damon. another evidence damon is under 5'9.
MD said on 13/Nov/13
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those pages - even after the evidence - that will stay stuck at 5'8" for a long time. lol
the shredder said on 12/Nov/13
His height is in shoes , he is 5'7.
Brad said on 12/Nov/13
5-7. His claim is hilarious.
MD said on 11/Nov/13
Yes, a VERY weak 5'8", like 5'7.5" or so.
Balrog said on 10/Nov/13
I think at least half inch could be shaved off. He can look 5'7" a lot.
said on 9/Nov/13
Rob, maybe not quite 5'8" for Cheadle?
With a 5'7.75" Ben Kingsley, and Robert Downey, Jr. in some funky footwear I'm not sure what to make of:
With 5'4" Bow Wow:
I'm thinking more 171-172cm.
[Editor Rob: Cheadle could certainly be classed as weak 5ft 8er ]
Balrog said on 23/Jun/13
Maybe 169 cm is too low but 170 would be my final guess. In the flight he's 5in shorter than Denzel. Can't see him at 5'8'' really.
Balrog said on 2/Jun/13
He's 5'6.5''. He was vissibly towered by Denzel Washigton who is under 6 foot now.
lawrence said on 5/May/13
5'7" not more its clearly seen in iron man series
T said on 26/Apr/13
How can he be as tall as 5'8" Robert Downey Jr.? Seriously, this guy is maybe 5'6.5" at the most. Look at Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3.
lol93 said on 12/Mar/13
Weak 5'7 is correct in my opinion
Adamz said on 2/Feb/13
Think listing is too high.
Matty ^_^ said on 13/Jan/13
I seen Don about 8 or 9 months ago... Shook his hand hugged him.. Chatted a bit while his daughter was right there in Whole foods... I am 5'6 or 5'7 and we were the same height if not I was probably a tad bit taller... Celebrities heights are so boosted, he should be registered at 5'7.
Silent d said on 4/Oct/12
Silent d said on 1/Feb/12
He is short. In rush hour 2 he was shorter than jackie chan and chris tucker. In crash, he is about the same height maybe slightly taller than jennifer esposito who always looked 5 foot 7. Next to craig ferguson he looks 172cm but he was wearing a hat. 171cm is right on.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 31/Jan/12
I saw some pics of him with George Clooney and he looked way shorter. No less than 4.5 inches...
Mr. R said on 8/Dec/11
I run into him form time to time in Hwood. He is closer to 5-7.
the shredder said on 7/Dec/11
Rob , him at 5'7 would make Alfonso 5'5 , He was 2 " taller on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air .
Liam said on 7/Dec/11
I don't think this is accurate in Boogie Nights he looks a good 1 and a half inches shorter then 5'8 Mark Wahlberg and even then they are all wearing those 70's clompers that they called shoes :P
burby said on 5/Dec/11
He's never seen 5'8" in his life.
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said on 3/Dec/11
Rob, do you agree that Cheadle looks substantially shorter than 5'8 with Guy Pearce here?
[Editor Rob: yeah he looks more a 5ft 7 guy there.]
said on 30/Jul/11
Rob watch iron man 2..Either Robert downey jr wears lifts or this guy is shorter than 5'8.25''
[Editor Rob: he did wear big shoes- he said - “On the first Iron Man I just had two notes. One was look taller and be in better shape and look cooler than you actually are.”]
Connor said on 27/Jun/11
Robert downey jr is 5'8 and when he was standing next to don cheadle he was 1-2 inches taller so i say don is 5'6 or 5'7
Brad said on 10/Apr/11
5' 7", wears big tread.
TruebloodFan said on 5/Apr/11
he's an easy 5ft8, maybe a hair under that. Downey wears massive ones.
Mr. Kaplan said on 22/Feb/11
Adamz said on 13/Feb/11
Yeah, 5-8 for Cheadle. This is accurate.
CMAK said on 16/Jan/11
Just saw Cheadle last night in Denver, he's probably 5'7. I'm 5'7 and stood about 4 feet from him, we were easily the same height. He's a very smsll guy.
Legend said on 7/Jan/11
Pamco said on 13/Nov/10
Looked 5'8 in iron man and swordfish
anonymous said on 8/Jan/09
5 foot 8.5 and wears lifts in his movies to seem taller.
RisingForce said on 27/Dec/08
He looked 5-9ish minimum next to Tommy Lee Jones in Volcando and he was about the same height as Adam Sandler in that movie they did together. I think he was in socks several times in the latter movie.
5-8.5 isn't a stretch for Cheadle.
glenn said on 29/Oct/08
he claims 5-8.5 and thats what he looked in my photo.
Complex said on 28/Oct/08
5'7, J.Phoenix (5'8) is taller than him and even stated in extras of Hotel Rawanda that Cheadle was only 5'7. Fantastic actor though, he's great in all his movies. I hear he's taking Howard's spot in Iron Man 2, not sure what happened with all that stuff. Both are awesome though..
Max said on 22/Oct/08
If you've watched the movie "Crash" and looked at Don's shoe's it's clearly obvious that he is wearing elevator shoes in the movie, yet he still appears short. I'd say he's 5'6" max... which doesn't detract from his ability as an actor in anyway.
Ange said on 19/Oct/08
He is an example of why there's nothing wrong with being under six foot. Handsome, handsome man! Beautiful facial features (particularly his eyes) and carries himself with incredible grace. And his skin is just gorgeous.
Lego said on 10/Sep/08
lowest 172 average 173cm tallest 174cm, in the movie with Adam Sandler he does look 174cm he was completely barefoot and i'm sure no camera tricks as you see him head to toe, he just walked off the screen and looked 174cm to me.
the listing on the site is correct as he appears to be 173cm about 90% of the time, perhaps he got measured in the morning 174cm or so but we don't take into account morning height but evening averages. ;)
Mr. R said on 2/Aug/08
I saw him at the premiere of Mission to Mars, and he is not much over 5-7. He is such a good actor, that he seems bigger!
sf said on 21/Jul/08
Yes - he read the script, and did the acting. He didn't physically have to morph into a 5'3" man. Watch one of the Partridge Family movies that came out years ago. The guy who played Keith has to be 6 inches taller. Hollywood.
Cherilyn said on 16/Jul/08
If Don Cheadle is 5'8" how did he play Sammy Davis Jr in the Rat Pack movie??...wasn't Sammy 5'3"???....how did he do that???? can some one tell me???
dmeyer said on 7/May/08
if he is 173.3 cm and he claims 5 ft 8.5 173.99 cm he is pretty honest
glenn said on 16/Apr/08
he wasnt as friendly as i thought he would be.he was ok.
Charliemoto said on 16/Apr/08
i've seen tons of movies and i can honestly say his lowest is 173cm, that image with GLENN is a very revealing image too, also in most movies while shorter than taller actors he really doesnt look that short his legs are long and got a slim body adding to his tallness.
i buy 173-174cm with eyes closed. great guy too.
dmeyer said on 19/Oct/07
he might be 5'8.5 st 12 pm and 5'8.25 at 6 pm honest guy
Paul said on 9/Oct/07
Honestly, as much as I love Don Cheadle, there is no way he is 5'8. A few friends and I went to see the premier of "Ocean's 13" this summer, and my friend Topher, who is no taller than 5'6-5'7 was very clearly taller than him by an inch or more. It's hard to imagine watching so many movies with him, but he was much smaller in person.
Franco said on 11/Aug/07
i love this guy, his acting is great, just finished watching his latest movie with Adam Sandler called "Reign Over me" and both look the same height, he also takes off his shoes inside Adam Sandler house in a few scenes, he looked exactly 174cm no less.
so yes, Don Chandle is 174cm
and now im starting to doubt ADAM SANDLER! i think he is 175cm.
Lloyd Banks said on 25/Jun/07
5'8.5 sound right if he said so. He's a bit taller than Glenn in the photo.
willie said on 21/May/07
You know Don Cheadle,is not really that short. I just got through watching,an
episode of the fresh prince.He Guest Starred on that Show,way back during it's
early episodes. He not that far from Will Smith's Height. So it's really not,
(5ft8)that short. When a man is like 5ft6 and under..now thats short. Kinda
like Carlton,of the Fresh Prince. Heh heh.
G-unit said on 21/Apr/07
I can trust him when he says 5'8.5
glenn said on 20/Apr/07
your right.frank2 was reliable.stallone at 5-7,colin farrel at 5-8.
Charlie said on 20/Apr/07
The man is 5' 7 inches. That is confirmed by many including Frank2
glenn said on 20/Apr/07
dmeyer said on 19/Apr/07
he looks a bit taller than glenn 5'8.25 seems right wath shoes did you wear glenn
glenn said on 19/Apr/07
its been a great year for photos with.lots of luck.he seemed a hair over 5-8 like you said rob.
Scarlet said on 19/Apr/07
Hotel Rwanda extras.
the shredder said on 19/Apr/07
Id give him his 5'8.5 claim . It looks right to me .
UNK said on 19/Apr/07
Where is that comment from Phoenix, Scarlet???
Scarlet said on 19/Apr/07
Joaquin Phoenix said Don Cheadle is 5'7
Editor Rob said on 19/Apr/07
Your on a great run with the big names!
MD said on 13/Dec/06
The 173 cm fits in in shoes, but it's obvious that he's under 5'8" barefoot.
dmeyer said on 12/Dec/06
did look the same or a hair shorter than chan strong 173 fits him
Brad said on 30/Nov/06
Friend of mine saw him last week in Denver. 5' 8" in regular shoes.
Lmeister said on 16/Nov/06
How can you compare him to Danny Glover. Even a guy who is 5'10'' looks short next to him. 5'7.5''-5'8.5'' range
MD said on 15/Nov/06
Padraig, can you get Rob to look at this one?
David said on 15/Nov/06
Based on the pictures i see of him,i would say 5'7 max!
I can agree 5'8 with shoes on.
said on 13/Oct/06
Just some more photos to add, though I must say I'm a little confused, now. With 6'3" Danny Glover:
1. Click Here
2. Click Here
venus said on 10/Oct/06
So he has joined the big boots brigade too? He looks quite petite.I give him 5'7.5 the most.
Brad said on 15/Aug/06
Go with the low figure, I run into his mother at the post office every week, she's tiny.
said on 7/Aug/06
Editor Rob, again, he's probably 5'7". Not the best angle (and Ryan Phillipe is still listed a bit to high), but here he is with Michael Pena (left):
1. Click Here
That is, unless Michael is 5'8", which would still make Don slightly shorter than listed.
Viper652 said on 3/Apr/06
I actually think Don looks a very solid 5-8, nothing below that
Polska said on 1/Apr/06
Jugding from MD's post, I'd say he looks like a solid 5'7.5".
said on 1/Apr/06
I'm not sure about the number of inches between eyes and top of head, so everyone else be the judge. Here is Don with 5'11" Matt Dillon (even likely 5'11" in shoes the more that is coming out):
1. Click Here
Don's footwear in that picture:
2. Click Here
With supposed 5'8.5" Ryan Phillipe, in which Don is noticably shorter.
3. Click Here
With 5'8" Sophie Okonedo, notice Don is in Timberland boots.
4. Click Here
Lastly, with Brad Pitt and Matt Damon:
5. Click Here
I suspect he's actually much closer to 5'7" than 5'8".
Frank2 said on 31/Mar/06
I have a feeling that Matt Damon wore awfully big shoes in Ocean's Eleven. That or I'm 6'1". Don with whatever shoes he had on stood about 5'9" when I saw him (that's 5'9" with his shoes on which would make him 5'8" if they weren't lifts or had big heels). I have a feeling he's more like 5'6".
trueheight said on 30/Mar/06
he's about 5'8 max; he's substantially shorter than Matt Damon and the same height as Oprah when they both appeared on the show last yr. right after Hotel Rwanda
Frank said on 16/Mar/06
I wonder if there are two of him or you saw a double. Don is no more than 5'8". I've stood right next to him at parties such as for the Emmys. And I din't bother to notice what shoes he was wearing. Who knows? He could have worn lifts or shoes with big heels which are all the rage these days especially among the shorter celebs.
JNYC said on 27/Feb/06
I see him all the time in Manhattan, the man is at least 5'10 - 5-11. I'm 5'9 and he was at least 1-2 inches taller.
trueheight said on 19/Feb/06
Um..to correct your assumption, converse all stars, aka chucks, do have heels that are approaching 1 inch, close to 7/8 of an inch.
JUSTMATT said on 9/Oct/05
I found his height Rob! If you go on gettyimages.com you will find a photo of him near 5.8 Sophie Okonedo! She is in Converse All Star shoes that have no heels whereas Cheadle as at least 1 inch heel shoes and he is still 1 or 2 inches shorter than her. That means that this guy is a max of 170 cm or that Sophie is taller than 173...what do you think Rob?
CelebHeights Editor said on 21/Aug/05
From OutNow "Don Cheadle isn't really tall, at least not as tall as you think he is in his movies"
From Defamer - "On the same flight as Don Cheadle...shorter than expected"
From homicide.tv newsgroup: "having actors about the same height really keeps the director from losing his/her sanity. If you want an example of what I'm talking about, check out the wierd camera angles that surounded Don Cheadle on "Picket Fences"
tony said on 17/Jul/05
i just watched hotel rwanda Joaquin Phoenix was in it and i heard him say he's 5'8 and Don was about 3-5 cm shorter.
[Editor Rob: the first scene together don did look slightly smaller, but there was another scene where they are outside and he looked a bit bigger. The first scene most likely was on more level ground as they talked to each other...]
JCS said on 1/May/05
Claimed he was 5'8 1/2" In that NFL commercial w/ Warrick Dunn
Mr R said on 14/Feb/05
He may be a little shorter. Saw him at the premiere of that bad Mars movie, and Tim Robbins also shrimped him. May be 5'7.5"