How tall is Don Johnson

Don Johnson's Height

5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

American actor best known for TV shows Miami Vice and Nash Bridges. A cameraman once said "DJ is NOT 5'11"! Although his official website says he is 6', he is actually closet to 5'9" or so. I am not very tall, somewhere in the 5'6" range on a good day. When we shot "Nobody Lives Forever" we were shooting the pool scene and DJ was standing next to me in bare feet when I turned to him and exclaimed..."Holy sh*t DJ, I think the water shrunk you...YOU'RE MY SIZE! To which he replied..."Shut up, R2!" His shoes were specially made with lifts in them".

In Piers Morgan: The Classic Interviews Don himself gave his height as "5ft 10in."

How tall is Don Johnson
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How tall is Don Johnson

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Average Guess (37 Votes)
5ft 8.88in (175cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Jan/23
I like Don Johnson, his daughter and Melanie Griffith, but what drew me to this page was the name β€˜Castillo’! It rhymes beautifully with the word β€˜cigarillo’, which is my latest favourite word, especially when said by Stephen Fry!

DJ gets 5ft9.25.

🎢 β€œI am a DJ, I am what I play…..” (Bowie)
castillo said on 1/Jan/23
I've been watching some old Miami Vice episodes. My conclusion is that Don was no more than 5' 9" then. Maybe a weak 5' 9" or a touch less. He looks at least 4 inches shorter than Gregory Sierra, who is billed as 6' 1", and four inches or so taller than 5' 5" Bob Balaban. Bear in mind that angles, shoes etc would have been arranged so that the show's star didn't look too short. Interestingly he looks about the same height as 6' Terry Wogan (Wogan's own measurement) in this clip but I suspect there was some lift action going on. Click Here. I'm assuming that in his 70s Don is about 5' 8".
Sinclair said on 15/May/22
Solid 5’9”.
Rising174cm said on 30/Apr/22
Craig never looked more than 5'10" flat until his second Bond film when it was acknowledged he wore lifts. However, DJ was below 5'9" by Knives Out as you could see when he stood next to Jon Bon Jovi and was shorted a few years ago. DJ was probably 5'9" flat and now 5'8.5", but there's at least a chance he was once a hair over 5'9", but looked 5'9" at best with Bruce Willis and Edward James Olmos back in the 80s.
Bradley said on 15/Feb/22
Stealth customs are really good on Don.
Sinclair said on 15/Feb/22
At the Knives Out Premiere, 5’10” Daniel Craig really does have at least one good inch on 5’9” DJ. As both were supposedly lift wearers, a one inch height difference between them barefoot makes sense, complementing how Craig can often pull off 5’11” and DJ 5’10” on screen. However, it’s more likely that Craig is over 5’10” than DJ has ever been over 5’9”.
patpatterson89 said on 18/Dec/21
I looked into my instagram account that it says that DJ is 5'9 not 5'8 or 5'11 on the instagram account page called nevecarolvickifan84. Even though i was right, he's 5'9 and he sometimes wears lifts to make him 5'10-5'11 or maybe 6ft but the some websites or pages are incorrect because i was the one looking at my instagram account and it says he's 5'9 and google and yahoo pages says he's 5'11 but apparently not. I wish that these pages could change his height from 5'11 to 5'9 but they think that he's 5'11 but no, he's 5'9 and he's a little bit taller than his daughter Dakota.
Rising174cm said on 14/Dec/21
I do think he needs a peak height. It's much more clear to me that he's lost a half inch than a guy like Gibson who is more than half a dozen years younger. I think 5'9" peak and 5'8.5" makes the most sense, but this listing is also certainly arguable for peak. But this photo with Jon Bon Jovi a few years ago indicates DJ is below 5'9" now: Click Here

I do think he made it to his early 60s without noticeable loss, but with a 5'9.25" peak listing, a 5'8.75" current height would be highly likely.
Rising174cm said on 10/Nov/21
I figured he'd claim 5'10". All of these guys around the 5'9" mark(Stallone, Gibson, Michael Douglas, Van Damme etc.) seem to claim that height. I still think Don was most likely 5'9" flat like the others seeing him with Olmos and Willis back in the 80s or Stallone over the years, but Don is the guy I have the easiest time buying at a fraction over outside of maybe a 1970s Michael Douglas.
Editor Rob
yeah I only found that quote a few months ago and it's no surprise really he'd claim 5ft 10.
MaskDeMasque said on 18/Jul/21
Flat 5'9
Sinclair said on 5/Jul/21
Rob, how tall would you say Jeff Perry was at peak?

In Nash Bridges, I would say Johnson has the edge on Perry. However, Perry’s posture varies a bit and Johnson’s deceitful footwear can make him look close to 5’11” at times.
Canson said on 12/Apr/21
@Rising; I agree with everything you said! The reduction to 5’9.25 is a start. He still needs a current height as I can’t see the 5’9.25 now. 5’8.75 would work with 5’9.25 as a peak or 5’9 peak 5’8.5 current. He could be similar with you in height today. Wish the pic below showed footwear for O’Keefe

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Rising174cm said on 31/Dec/20
Yeah, go to 22/Aug/20 for the still of DJ and Olmos face to face from the episode "No Exit" with Willis. Also, I noticed that in every photo of DJ and Sly taken between the early 90s and 2014, DJ never once looked taller. This included golf pics and both in dress shoes at Cannes 2014. DJ also came up to about Vince Vaughn's mouth in full shots a few years ago. I still say 5'9" peak and a half inch loss, but 5'9.25" peak and 5'8.75" current would be pretty safe. There's a chance of a solid 5'9"/176 cm as he possibly still edged Jamie Foxx promoting Django.
Sinclair said on 30/Dec/20
Rob, could DJ please be downgraded to 5’9” peak? It’s still higher than the average guess. I agree with Canson, this 5’9.5” listing is too high. As we’ve established, even Edward James Olmos could appear taller than DJ, even when DJ may have been wearing lifts and I doubt Olmos was ever the full 5’9”. Furthermore, Bruce Willis seemed to have a good three inches on DJ in Miami Vice and that could indicate more 5’8.5” for DJ, if Willis was 5’11.5” at peak.
Editor Rob
9.25 could be a step closer, from watching some of MV again, I don't think his shoes looked dodgy though.
Rising174cm said on 30/Dec/20
Agreed on both counts, Canson. Other than the comparisons to Olmos and Willis, I think there's a better chance of 5'9.25" for DJ's peak than other 5'9.5" listed guys I've argued were never over 5'9" flat. And if 5'8.5" is too low for current then 5'8.75" is at least justified by the Bon Jovi pic. Btw, here's PMT & Bruce Willis: Click Here
Canson said on 29/Dec/20
DJ needs a peak and current. His peak is listed too high. 5’9 is better and if too low for Rob, 5’9.25”
Canson said on 29/Dec/20
@Rising: I would’ve thought 5’10 for PMT but maybe he was just inside of the 5’9.5-10 range
Rising174cm said on 26/Dec/20
@Canson: Thanks, I hope you had a great Christmas as well. I would have been willing to buy 5'9.25" for DJ had I not seen the episode of Miami Vice "No Exit." Not only does DJ struggle to look as tall as Olmos face to face indoors, but Bruce Willis has 3" on DJ and at least 2" on PMT meaning PMT might not be a full 5'10". Now at 71, the 5'8.5" he looked with Bon Jovi makes sense because DJ also just about reaches 6'4.5" Vince Vaughn's mouth. I still think DJ maintained his peak height through Django, though.
Canson said on 25/Dec/20
@Rising: you’re right. In that pic he looked hunched and that was when he was still 174 range according to Rob. But Rob said that he could be closer to 5’8” today. Merry Christmas by the way!
Rising174cm said on 23/Dec/20
@Canson: Olmos was not much different than Rob at age 60 so it's highly possible he was never more than 5'8.5"-5'8.75", though I assume DJ was a full 5'9", which would make Olmos the same. I saw Knives Out, but don't remember DJ's height. That would have to be footwear since DJ can't be much more than 5'8.5" now after seeing him with Jon Bon Jovi.
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Canson said on 5/Oct/20
@Rising: the more I see of Olmos, I could see him hovering around maybe 174-175. I could see you being similar with him at his peak height
Jtm said on 22/Sep/20
he was no more than 2 inches shorter than chris evans in knives out but he was probably wearing lifts and don't buy that evans is 6'0.
Rising174cm said on 22/Aug/20
@Sinclair: Correct, he was not taller than 5'9" max Olmos and in fact, could even look shorter than him! Click Here For all we know, Olmos might have only been 5'8.5"-5'8.75" as well. Nowadays at age 70, DJ is shorter than Jon Bon Jovi so more like 5'8.5". Regarding LiftBuster's post, my best guess from everything I've seen and heard is that DJ had small 1 cm or 1/2" lifts in his loafers on Miami Vice. However, the screenshot I posted with Olmos was from the first season in 1984 so it's highly possible DJ wasn't wearing lifts yet. After all, 5'11.5" peak listed Bruce Willis had about 3" on DJ at the end of that episode.
Sinclair said on 7/Aug/20
For DJ, I would argue a flat 5’9” peak height. Anything over 5’9.5” for DJ barefoot at peak, I find hard to believe. I used to think he was slightly taller than Edward James Olmos, but after hearing the lift rumours, I think they were basically the same height during the run of Miami Vice, unless both men wore lifts. DJ was only about an inch taller than 5’8” listed Paul Guilfoyle on a few episodes of Miami Vice. Philip Michael Thomas could have had a full inch over DJ.
Jeffrey Pedal? said on 6/Jun/20
Rob! The weight of DJ in miami vice is around 160/165 lbs?
Editor Rob
Under 170 I'd have said was possible.
LiftBuster said on 4/Jun/20
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Rob!!! Here is bulletproof evidence of lifts in the loafers. You can see the outline of the lifts inside the already slanted up sole. Not to mention how high up the foot and ankle bone are in relation to the shoe.

This likely means he was shorter than Edward James Olmos (which he even looked on occasion with the lifts) and at least a full inch - inch and a half shorter than PMT.
Editor Rob
Your inside ankle bone can be about 3.5 inches or so above ground. I don't know how much you could fit in those type of shoes.
Canson said on 15/Feb/20
@Sue: possible he wasn’t standing straight or he’s lost height today. He always looked 5’9” but not sure about 5’9.5 with Philip Michael Thomas on Miami Vice and even with Cheech on Nash Bridges
Sue said on 13/Feb/20
He's not even 5'9"!! I met him in real life at a club. I'm 5'8 in heels, and he was shorter than me!
patpatterson1 said on 15/Nov/19
He ain't no GD 5'11, he's a 5'9.5 actor though but he's looking good at 69 years old and turning 70 next month wow! but if he's standing next to the ex-basketball star Shaq O'neal who is 7'1 he can look up to him or If he stands next to his former Miami Vice Co-Star Philip Michael Thomas who is 5'10, he's an inch taller than him. I think Shaq O'neal is taller than both DJ and PMT [if they stand next to him].
Rising174cm said on 11/May/19
@Bradley: I agree 100%. He's lost about half an inch now as we can see with 5'9" Jon Bon Jovi and yeah he's 69 so close to 70. @Canson: Yeah, shorter than PMT and about the same height as Olmos. Plus, Bruce Willis had more than just 2" on him back in '85.
Bradley said on 20/Mar/19
5-9 peak. Today 5' 8.5" would be correct. He's like 70 I think.
Canson said on 19/Mar/19
@JD: I think a solid 5’9” peak. I always thought Rob had him overlisted as he was an inch shorter than 5’10” Philip Michael thomas
JD said on 19/Mar/19
I just watched an interview with him (seemed cool, not hating) but he gave a very Shatneresque impression to me. Something about the frame, the posture, something seeming kind of off when he sits down like his frame just isn't quite right for what it looked like standing up. Like *maybe* a 5'8 guy who's picking up a few inches in lifts and coming in 5'10 as an older man, probably 5'11 in lifts as a young man. Maybe a hair over and rounded up to 6'0 for a second helping of height for the stud status. 5'9 maybe was his peak height and 5'8 now? That quote seems pretty plausible to me.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Nov/18
@Canson and Brad: I can buy most of that. I will say DJ looked more a weak 5'9" to me on MV and about the same height as Olmos while I figured PMT around 5'9.5" or 177 cm range and Bruce Willis oddly looked 3" taller than DJ and 2" taller than PMT, but I won't doubt what both of you saw and would say maybe the loafers put them at a disadvantage because DJ could look taller in his films and public appearances later and PMT was clearly taller than him. But yeah, DJ is at an age where most will lose a little height so 5'8.5" seems about right with a peak of 5'9", maybe 5'9.25". He was still at least as tall as Jamie Foxx when they did Django. There are some photos from the 2013 Oscars of Don and Jeremy Renner, but not really good for comparing: Click Here Click Here Click Here 6'4.5" was mentioned for Vaughn as far back as the 90's so it's possible he always was that and 195 cm couldn't have been far wrong. Would have been interesting to see him side by side with a young Rock Hudson. As for DJ, if not a 5'8.5" current height then I think even a 5'9.25" peak and 5'8.75" current would be pretty close. I bet DJ would look taller than Olmos side by side today.
Bradley said on 3/Nov/18
Interesting photo with Bonjovi, guess he's 5' 8.5" now. Strong 5-9 when I met his many years ago.
Canson said on 2/Nov/18
@Rising: agreed. I’ve always had him at 5’9”. PMT looked 5’10” peak and always was about an inch taller. I also agree on Vince Vaughn. I have always had him as maybe a weak 6’5 barefoot at his peak. Maybe 194-195 range tops not a full 6’5 or 6’4.75. 6’4.5 is prob a good peak for him at his low
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Nov/18
I don't think DJ looked more than 5'9" flat on Miami Vice, but I'd give him the full 5'9" peak and I can believe he was considered too short compared to the 5'10"-5'10.5" Dirk Benedict since that inch and a half can make the difference between just average and solidly above and can also make it easier to cast models as leading ladies. With that said, I think a 68 year old DJ has probably shrunk below 5'9".

He looks to reach around 6'4.5" Vince Vaughn's mouth: Click Here Click Here Click Here
Looks a bit shorter than 5'9" Jon Bon Jovi here: Click Here
2", maybe 2.5" tops taller than Candice Bergen this year and you can compare to Mary Steenburgen in heels at one event, but not the other: Click Here Click Here Click Here Candice might still measure a weak 5'6", but she can't be 5'7" these days.

I wouldn't guess Don has lost a full inch since he's lost weight, looks fit and has excellent posture with no noticeable curvature, but I think he's dropped below 5'9" the last 5 years and that's not at all surprising in his 60's.
diavolo said on 29/Sep/18
Some sources claim that one of the reasons producer Glen Larson did not cast Don Johnson for the role of Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica was that he deemed Johnson too short. Interesting to note, that Dirk Benedict, who was eventually cast in the role is only an inch taller than Johnson (at least, according to celebheights and if Johnson is indeed a full 5'9").
Rising - 174 cm said on 26/Jul/18
@DanTheGuy: Olmos could look taller than DJ such as the still I posted below on July 1st, but you're right it's not by much and I'd guess they were virtually identical back then. 174-175 range is definitely arguable as that's almost certainly the range Olmos was in back then and same thing with Sly Stallone who has been as tall or taller than DJ in literally every pic they've taken between '93 and 2014 so even with Sly wearing lifts in a lot of them, I have doubts DJ is any taller. 174 is also what he looked with Bruce Willis, though he may have had less footwear. I do believe the above quote, but I think an added insole in those loafers more or less evened him up with a typical shoe allowing him to wear that style without looking too short. I doubt he even got 1.5" out of those, let alone 2", though he probably got more of a boost on film and Nash Bridges when he could wear boots. I still see him more of a 175-176 cm guy prime since he could look at least 5'10" on film and 5'9.5"-5'10" at events, but never really looked more than 5'9" on Miami Vice.
DanTheGuy said on 13/Jul/18
Bare foot at the end of a day of filming, Don was likely closer to 174 than 175.

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I could have sworn Ed Olmos was taller thah DJ by my recollection from 30 years ago, but he appears to only have 1/4 inch or so on DJ. Ed may not have quite reached the 5'9 mark barefoot, but definitely was no taller than 5'9 peak.

Dons footwear sells some very nice loafers that give a nice height increase and if the above quote is true, I'd be more likely to believe somewhere between 174-175 than 176ish.
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Jun/18
I agree with 5'9" for DJ, at least at his peak, but more 5'8.5" now. Not sure if it was a full inch between him and PMT, but he was definitely shorter. All 3 stars from that show, including Edward James Olmos were close in height. Did you think 5'9.5" was possible for PMT? Anything from that up to 5'10" I can buy, but no more, no less. I'd also go 5'9" peak for Olmos, possibly a weak 5'9", but closer to 5'8" now at roughly 70.

DJ did look close in height to 5'10.5" Stephen Lang in Guilty As Sin and I think generally appears close to 5'10" in his movie roles, at least in the late 80's/early 90's.
Canson said on 22/May/18
I would say there is probably an inch between Philip Michael Thomas and DJ
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Mar/18
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No I'd argue Willis was closer to 6ft then DJ under 5ft9
meezemaker said on 22/Jan/18
174-173 cm range comparing with the Bruce Willis s 181 cm on that 3 photos.

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If he were taller like nearly 5.10, he would never look dwarf close to bruce willis. And when the rumour is singing more to say. Strong 174 or 5.8.
Brad said on 6/Jan/18
5-9 and change in front of me 30 years ago in Aspen. Clooney edges him out.
Richardspain said on 16/Oct/17
Between 5'9-5'10

To me he wasn't more than that
Rising - 174 cm said on 1/Aug/17
Oddly, DJ edges out Jamie here with what looks like similar shoes and a good full photo to judge: Click Here But I thought he then looked shorter than 5'9.5" Walton Goggins at the same event: Click Here Click Here Goggins looks like he might have a heeled boot, though judging by the front.

He's definitely worn lifts at times, including recent years and I think it's obvious he's no more than 175 cm now and was never more than 176 peak. Personally, I think he was 175 peak and is now 174. I personally wouldn't go as low as 173, though.
Jani said on 30/Jul/17
Probably closer to 175cm or maybe 173cm at the absolute lowest (don't know if he wears lifts).

With 175cm Jamie Foxx Click Here

With Kerry Washington and 170cm Christoph Waltz Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Jul/17
He pretty much always wore some pretty good boots on Nash Bridges: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here I'd bet he had lifts, at least some of the time on this show, such as the first pic and probably the last. The 3rd may be more of a pretty big heel.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jul/17
Despite the fact DJ's height is hard to pin down, I'd definitely say no more than that these days and I'd guess 5'8.5" personally. I'm with Canson on 5'9" peak, but I could also see 5'9.25" peak and 5'8.75" current as a good middle ground. If you see DJ with George Clooney in 2013, Clooney looked more than an inch taller and I believe Clooney was already 178 range by that time. In fact, Wahlberg in Timberlands this year as well as Mario Lopez looked taller compared to Clooney. I'm convinced Lopez is 5'8.5" and Marky Mark might appear 5'8.5" in Timberlands.

With Sly at Cannes 2014: Click Here Click Here I'd say Sly was 5'8.5"-5'8.75" at this time, but certainly no more.

Video of DJ and 5'9" Cindy Crawford in heels last year: Click Here He does look taller than I'd expect, but maybe he has something in those shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/17
Rob, maybe 5ft9 flat now?
RisingForce said on 9/Jul/17
Actually, though I'd say 5'9" peak and probably 5'8.5" now, 5'9.25" peak and 5'8.75" current would probably be the safest listings. Here's the appearance from 2012 where he was not much shorter than a 5'10"-5'10.5" range Leno: Click Here His ankle definitely looks high to me, though so I do believe there's probably something to do the lift rumors: Click Here Click Here

I do actually believe it's possible he had a bit extra insole built in to those Miami Vice slipper shoes: Click Here Click Here

Of course, the extra insole we'd be talking about wouldn't that big, but I don't think his foot looks like it sits as low as it would if he were only getting 1 cm max. I think he maybe had a bit more that got him closer to the range of normal shoes.
RisingForce said on 1/Jul/17
He could look that low even in the 80s, but then look 5'10" other times in the 90s or even close to it in 2012 looking a bit taller than Foxx and not much taller than Leno. He did undoubtedly seem taller than Chuck Norris in the early 90s, though so probably 5'9" peak, maybe 5'9.25" and then a guy who looks taller with cowboy boots or probably lifts on occasions. And I'd say he's probably 5'8.5" today at 67 years old.

A few screenshots of DJ and Bruce Willis: Click Here
Face to face with 5'8.5"-5'9" Edward James Olmos the same episode: Click Here
Dmeyer said on 25/Jun/17
Nowadays look max 5'8,5-9in near Γ  5 FT 6,5 friend on a photo
RisingForce said on 13/May/17
Here's the episode of Miami Vice with 5'11.5" Bruce Willis: Click Here At about 46:44 with 2:20 left in the video the scene with Willis and Don Johnson starts and Willis really seems a good 3 inches taller and there is a face to face scene in that same episode where DJ looks about the same height as Edward James Olmos, possibly slightly shorter and certainly no taller, which you can find by going to about 28:47, with slightly more than 20 minutes remaining in the video. But DJ could still seem 5'9.5" even at the time of Django as I showed below with DJ edging out 5'9" Jamie Foxx in seemingly similar shoes, though as I posted on Sly's page, DJ has never managed to edge out Sly Stallone in a single photo having taken quite a few over a 20+ year period, including a couple at Cannes in 2014 with Sly in dress shoes. I don't remember him looking a full 2" shorter than 5'11" Mickey Rourke in Harley Davidson & the Marlboro Man. Even with possibly a fraction bigger boots, DJ seemed more 5'10" than 5'9" to me in that movie, but given the quote above, maybe that's an occasion he wore lifts. Nowhere near his official height of 5'11", but probably at least 5'9" even if you can find a few occasions where he looks shorter. Didn't seem anything over 5'9" with George Clooney a few years back, especially considering I think Clooney may have dropped below 5'10.5" by that time, but he looked closer to a peak George Clooney in one photo.
Canson-194CM (6'4 3/8) said on 29/Apr/17
5'9". An inch shorter than PMT.
Josh Jeffords said on 2/Jan/17
Maybe less Rourke looked much bigger and he's 5 11..
Totally overrated could never act 80s chick's loved him no idea why.
Robert said on 22/Dec/16
A friend of mine worked on Miami Vice. She told me Don Johnson was short and would not work with women taller than him. It was, therefore, difficult to cast.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Nov/16
Rob, how likely is 5ft10 peak?
Editor Rob
Rampage, he could sometimes pull that off, I'm sure he had 3 inches on Big G (in lifts himself).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Sep/16
But Rob, he's eye to eye with Ali?

He looks a fair amount taller than 6ft
Editor Rob
I'll need to watch a couple of episodes again
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, how tall do you think Michael Talbott is?

Click Here w/h Richard Crenna
Click Here w/h Roddy Piper & Don Johnson
Click Here w/h Muhammad Ali
Click Here w/h Kent McCord

He was one of the other main cast members on Miami Vice.
Editor Rob
could have been near 6ft
Frenchy said on 30/Jun/16
Watching with great attention Vice and photos from Vice we can affirm that olmos and DJ are in the same height (perhaps one centimeter advantage for Olmos often placed behind DJ). Olmos is the same height than Rob (we can see it in this site) so 173-174 for Olmos (sure). Olmos wore very thin shoes in Vice. In a first look,the same heel height than slippers of Don (Productors wouldn't put for the Heroe less heel in shoes) . So we have 174 cm max for Don. But we can place easily amovible inside heel (8 $ on the net) in slippers (I try this and obtain about 3,5-4 cm above barefoot height). It seems the case for Don because his ankle and feet were very high above the slippers of Don. So in this case Don would be about between 171,5 and 172,5 cm (5.7.5 and 5.8). In Machete, comparing in photos published on the net Don and Trejo (5.6), Don has an inch more, the two guys wearing lifts. So we can estimate Don between 5.7 and 5.8.
Strong 5ft9 said on 29/May/16
Rob, You think 176 cm is a possibility?
Editor Rob
anywhere in 5ft 9-10 range I think he could potentially look...I remember there was talk of lifts when he starred in Miami Vice, but the shoes he wore, I doubt he could fit much lift in them....he did look a bit taller than Olmos but not really that much.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/16
Lol if he was 6ft, then Bruce Willis was 6ft3!
Eileen said on 7/Dec/15
On Blood and Oil, he is an inch or so shorter than Amber Valletta, who reportedly is 5'9. She could be wearing heels, but he likely has lifts in his shoes. He is not a tall man. He's seldom taller than anyone in his scenes with them, except the petite brunette woman who plans his mistress. I'd estimate him at 5'8 or 5'9. Most male actors are on the short side, and they fudge on their height.
Julian said on 6/Mar/15
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With G. Clooney who is supposed to be 179cm.
Joe Walsh said on 10/Feb/15
No way Don is taller than Philip Michael Thomas. Don is shorter than P.M.Thomas. I'd say that 5'9 for him is correct.
Mike said on 3/Jan/15
Don Johnson is 5'11'' tall tall. He is 1 inch taller than 5'10'' Philip Michael Thomas.
Ian C said on 21/Nov/14
Ahah. Another shortish leading man who claims five foot eleven. "Five foot eleven" when self-reported by a male actor means "less than six feet." When a female actor claims "five foot eleven" it means "tall enough to hunt geese with a rake."
Charlie said on 14/Jul/14
I was watching Nash Bridges yesterday and I thought that guy must be around 6 feet and his partner 5ft10 . Now I check the site and discover that he is only 1-2 cm taller than me I am confused.
RisingForce said on 14/May/14
5'9.5" peak and current is the best guess, imo. He still looks a bit taller than 5'9" Jamie Foxx in similar shoes. Click Here He also looked about an inch shorter than 5'11" Mickey Rourke in Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, maybe a bit more. Don did have cowboy boots with big heels, but assuming he didn't have lifts, his footwear advantage would only be 1/4" or 1/2" since Rourke had thick boots himself. Granted, I didn't think Don looked any taller than 5'9" flat in Miami Vice and I remember Bruce Willis being quite a bit taller than him in the episode he appeared in, but those shoes Don wore on Miami Vice looked like they barely added any height. Of course, Don never looked near the 5'11" he was listed at in the 80's.
Dad said on 4/Mar/14
DJ was the same height than olmos in vice. Olmos had thin heels shoes and DJ probably wore special slippers with inside heel (giving him 1 inch more). So I think the real height is between 5.7 and 5.8 so probably 5.7.5 (171,5 cm). 5.9.5 is impossible.
Heightcritique said on 2/Jul/13
In his prime he was 5'8" and now he is around 5'7.5". He is an average height guy not tall at all. Antonio Banderas is taller than him and Banderas is listed at 5'9".
viapto said on 9/Nov/12
hes height is closer to billy bob thorton 1.78 m.
mcfan said on 13/Feb/12
Thought Edward James Olmos was taller than him by a half-inch.
TruebloodFan said on 18/Dec/11
The Don has always been 5'9 'n' change.
Rich Hall said on 6/Oct/11
The 3 Musketeers - Brad looks pretty similar to Charlie Hunnam & Alice in Chains
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SpaceInvaduhs said on 28/Jul/11
5'9.5" looks VERY generous to me. I personally think he's 5'8 and change.
jake said on 27/Jul/11
never above 5ft9.25 (176 cm)
mcfan said on 18/May/11
Don Johnson was only 5'8.5. The height of 5'9.5 is, again, his height in shoes. 5'9.5 seems almost like a joke.
Frenchy said on 13/May/11
In Vice, DJ in slippers made with lifts (1,5 inche)is 1 inche max over Isy who is himself 1 inch higher in flat shoes than Phil Collins (who is short about 5.6). So I can say that DJ is 5.6 + 2= 5.8 + 1 inch (shoes of Isy)-1.5inch (slippers lifts)= 5.7.5 perhaps 5.8 if slippers have only 1 inch lift. So DJ is 172 cm (5.7.75) is the most probable scenario.
Brad said on 9/Apr/11
Guy has never seen Miami Vice, he's in some sort of slipper shoe most of the time. He's 5' 9".
guyfrommars said on 7/Apr/11
Of course he wore lifts a lot of times. He's a king of lifts, never appeared anywhere without them. And he's not taller than 5'8" barefoot.
Carl said on 24/Mar/11
I just saw the fist original episode of Miami Vice yesterday and in many scenes DJ is about the same height than 5'9 Phillip Michael Thomas. However, there is a scene were they are barefoot in DJ's boat and you can cleary notice about 2 inches difference between them. I am sure that DJ was wearing lifts a lot of times in his career.
RJ said on 19/Mar/11
I attended high school with him in Wichita at South High School. In gym class, and in other classes together, we stood at the same height. That height is 5'8". No doubt he can be 5'9" in shoes, so basically everyone is within an inch or so of his accurate height. With age, he might have shrunk in height just a bit...but I ask, who really cares? When he stopped in at Cessna Aircraft here in Wichita, he was again the same height as me. With shoes on, we were both at 5'9" but barefoot we are closer to 5'8".
Shelly said on 12/Mar/11
Took a photo with him. He's 5'8 1/2 or 5'9.
Vegas said on 11/Dec/10
don and clint in golf shoes (almost zero chance of lifts) 1995 Click Here
paul86 said on 27/Oct/10
He's one of those celebrities who's height is tricky to estimate. I used to think he was 5'10'- 5'11' range back when I saw him in Tin Cup but he's probably 5'9' tops and stallone closer to 5'10'.
castillo said on 2/Jul/09
I haven't met Don but I've been watching a few episodes of Vice and there are just too many male actors towering over him and too many women roughly the same height or even taller for Don to be more than 5'9". It was filmed in the mid-80s when 30+ men much over 6' were still quite rare but he is dwarfed in episode after episode. Given the producers' natural wish to make Don seem tall and the much-remarked-on prevalence of lifts in showbiz, I'll go with the people who say he was under 5'9". Just watch the show.
Frenchy said on 20/Jun/09
If DJ is 5 9.5, how can you explain that he is 2 inches shorter than JE olmos wearing big shoes in vice and listed between 5.7 and 5.9? 5.8 seems more accurate for DJ. See also when DJ is near of Sheena Easton who is very short!
Brad said on 20/Jun/09
Naw, 5' 9" or weak 5' 10" in my face. Footwear in winter can be hard to judge, especially winter boots in Aspen. He had 4" on Glenn. As listed above is accurate.
Frank2 said on 19/Jun/09
I've seen him several times. He's 5'8".
Frenchy said on 19/Jun/09
DJ is always playing with short actors as Edwards olmos, sheena Easton, Cheech marin.. When we can see him next to other actors , he appears often shorter. If DJ is 5.10, the casting wouldn't a problem. But his actual height is beetween 5.7 and 5.8.
Carlos said on 19/Jun/09
I use to work at private aircraft termial in Dallas. The aircraft DJ was in came to refuel and he came inside the termial. I stand 5"11 and there is no way DJ was any taller than 5'7.
Frenchy said on 17/Jun/09
Slipper shoes in miami vice allow to increase easily the height by 1.5 inches (3 cm). 2 cm outside is nothing for shoes not so flat compared with really thin shoes, and one cm inside is also possible. SO 5.7.5 (172 cm ) plus 3 cm 175cm just one inch less than Philip Mickael Thomas (177 cm)
Daniel said on 4/Jun/09
I can't believe DJ was more than 1.76m peak
RisingForce said on 17/Apr/09
Exactly Brad, people overlook his slipper shoes on Miami Vice. That can make him look shorter compared to other actors with normal shoes. Those slipper shoes couldn't have added more than half an inch.
Brad said on 17/Apr/09
Weak 5' 10" right in my face a few times. He isn't 5' 8". He wore slipper "shoes" on "Miami Vice" and held his height with everybody. Look at him with Glenn. He's got him by 4".
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/09
Don Johnson is another 5-10 guy who gets downgraded a lot. Here he is standing behind 6-1 Kevin Costner, but looking no more than 2 inches shorter. Click Here Here is a picture that shows their shoes. Click Here Here he looks as tall or a hair taller than Luke Perry who measured at about 5-10 in socks on the Howard Stern show. Click Here And again he stacks up well against Charlie Sheen(listed here at 5-9) and Alice Cooper listed here at 5-9.5(but probably atleast 5-10 peak). Click Here

Don consistently looks atleast 5-10, with lifts he can look taller(just look at the picture above from 1991 when he towered over a then 5-7 Glenn by 4 inches). He's 5-10 and with subtle lifts can pass for 5-11, 5-11.5 as the pictures with Glenn and Kevin Costner show.

And what makes you say he's my idol Anonymous? Because I don't downgrade him to feel better about myself? That's what a lot of posters here do, they downgrade celebrities heights to most likely feel better about themselves, or because it's more interesting to think Don Johnson is 5-8.
Nolifts81 said on 18/Feb/09
I've met him in Italy 2 months ag
Anonymous said on 23/Jan/09
RisingForce, Edward Olmos is 5'9" with shoes, and he was taller then Don in Miami Vice by an inch. Come back to reality and try to accept that your idol is 5'7.5" barefoot. From another point of reference, Bruce Willis is 5'11.5 and is 3 inches taller than Don so it is not difficult to deduct Don's real height if you have not seen him in person. If you want another point of reference, look at pictures of Don with his new wife Kelley who is around the 5'6" - 5'7" range, and you'll see that he is only an inch taller than her.
RisingForce said on 1/Jan/09
Probably 5-10 and a guy who often looked taller in lifts. Hence the 5-11, 6-0 listings.
RisingForce said on 19/Dec/08
Don has 4" on you Glenn. He must have had big lifts.
Anonymous said on 25/Sep/08
Let's not forget other short celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Woody Allen, Michael J Fox, etc, who have accomplish success as actors despite their short physical stature. Let's not forget also that in essense Hollywood is a make believe world which is closer to fantasy and idealism than actual reality, where a man can be made to appear taller using the tools of the trade. In the case of DJ, he should be proud of his success as an actor despite his short stature. There is no correlation between height and being a good actor or a success in Hollywood so there is highly a need to lie about his height. He is a 5'7"+ tall man, well proportionate, which makes him look good on camera.
heightcritique said on 18/Sep/08
sicko, you're friend is right. I also worked with him and I can assure you Don Johnson is 5'7" or mabye 5'7 1/2" barefoot. All Hollywood insiders know that shoes are specially made for stars so they can appear taller to their fans. It is a way to keep audiences interested and a subtle attempt to make fans idealize their idols. As far as the height appearances on screen: deliberate manipulation using camera angles and waist up scene shots can easily cover the height of a short celebrity which is the case with Don Jonhson or DJ as he is known to all us that worked with him.
sicko said on 25/Jul/08
k fag worked with him...he's my hieght...5'10 barefoot and he said he was way taller than him by like 3 inches....
glenn said on 24/Jun/08
i believe you cudzuqueen.
cudzuqueen said on 23/Jun/08
Okay, now I'm confused. I just finished watching an episode of Nash Bridges. Will Sampson was a guest star...the top of Don's head hit Sampson at his eyes. If Sampson is indeed around 6'4.5" or 6'5", how is this possible? Don happened to be wearing flat-heeled bucks this episode. Somebody's height is off here.
Anonymous said on 24/Apr/08
5'8 barefoot and 5'10 - 5'11 in his lifts
Liza said on 22/Apr/08
Yeah, even though he looks way taller than Glenn, you can tell he's only like one inch taller than him, because their arms are like the same height.
Gary's GLitter said on 9/Apr/08
Johnson quite clearly towers above GLenn here. LIfts or no lifts...
Marcelo C. said on 18/Mar/08
Sonnygurl: With all respect, I don
Anonymous said on 1/Mar/08
Noooooo way Costner is 6'3. He is 6'1 not 6'3. Most people say they are one or two inches taller than they really are.
dmeyer said on 24/Feb/08
look 5'11 in the pics so 5'9.5 to 5'9.75
Sonnygurl said on 30/Jan/08
Okay there is no way that Don Johnson is 5'9 people Melanie Griffith is 5'10 flat footed and she is not as tall as DJ! He's six feet at least, because Jennifer Connelly is 5'10 also and Rene Russo is 5'9 and he's taller than all three! The camera man is on his tip toes and Johnson is not standing up straight.Kevin Costner is 6'3 not 6'1 my cousin was in the Postman with him!
Heightassessment said on 26/Dec/07
Take off the boots with the lifts and you get a man similar in height as young Glenn. Don was also young in this picture so add that to the equation (he is arount 60 now) and what remains is a 5'7" tall man. I personally have stood next to Don when he was wearing sandals and I can guaranty that the man is not taller than 5'8" with normal shoes on. He is a short man in height. He has a slim built and short legs which is the reason he is photographed and filmed above the waist so he will not appear short. The 5'9" height listed here is probably with dress shoes with lifts.
Height Detective said on 25/Dec/07
I just saw a chapter of "Miami Vice" and there is no way DJ is shorter than the height listed here. In that episode there was John Turturro as a mafia boss ,and the guy is 6.1 ,at one point Sonny goes to a party organized by turturro and as soon as he enters the room ,they stood next to each other ,there is only and inch and a half or two inches in height difference at best and Turturro doesnt tower over DJ ,and in Vice he is wearing shoes with no heels so no way he is 5.7.
Anonymous said on 17/Oct/07
In the photo of glenn with DJ, Melanie is as tall as DJ and perhas 1 inch taller (she is not straight). In this site melanie is cited to be 5.8.5 (174 cm). The difference with Glenn is due to lift wearing. Why, it should be not the case for Don, wearing in public show, special shoes with high lifts.
glenn said on 9/Oct/07
no pavement or step.flat ground.the lowest this man could be is betting on 5-10 making the most sense.if its 5-9,keep in mind im 5-7 in the pic.5-9 + his lifts make him 5-11,6ft.
ivan said on 6/Oct/07
from the eyes to the top of the head are 10 cm. glenn is 10 cm smaller than don. for this height, look at the picture of glenn and kevin costner , and you will see what i want to say.
Marcelo C. said on 5/Oct/07
ItΒ΄s a mistery. In Miami Vice, thereΒ΄s no possibility of "lifts", as his sport shoes used to look too flat. I guess roughly 5Β΄8", or 5Β΄9" max.. I donΒ΄t agree with Ivan, as in the pic. above with Glenn there may be a pave or step "helping" Mr. Wayne Don Johnson.
ivan said on 20/Sep/07
man, look at Glenn and look at Don. The cm difference is 8cm at least. how can you say he is 177 cm? 180 cm at least.
glenn said on 18/Sep/07
that was interesting frenchy.
frenchy said on 17/Sep/07
OK, I like DJ so much, he is a great actor for me. I saw again the episode with Phil collins in vice. Collins is about 1 inch shorter than Moreno (Isy), the twice with zero heels shoes. In the same episode we can see that DJ is maximum an inch greater than Moreno. Finally , we know that Phil is short, max 168 cm (5.6). If it's exact, we have Moreno 5.7(170 cm) and DJ 172 cm (5.8 max). In the episode with Bruce willis DJ is about 3 inches less than Willis. If Willis is 180 cm, DJ is 173 cm max. I hope that all these comparisons are not too boring. Thank you for yours answers.
glenn said on 16/Sep/07
i believe that jt.
JT said on 16/Sep/07
Saw him in golf shoes about 5 years ago. He looked roughly 5'10".
frenchy said on 8/Sep/07
Ok, it 's possible that DJ wore no lifts shoes in vice (at least in views where we can see the shoes). Shena easton is wearing some lifts (perhaps two inches, so 159 cm at maximum). DJ has 1 inch lift with flat shoes so 178 cm in the hypothese of 176 cm. The difference in the couple will be something as 20 cm and it is not the case. If DJ is a tall man,all the characters in vice did'nt need to be small size actors (shena Easton, EJO, Laura Santiago and so one). I wonder wether PM Thomas is really 5.10. If it is really, DJ wore lifts (I think 2 inches). Last idea, are we sure thar glenn is on a flat floor, and are we sure that glenn is 5.7 in the photo?? Glenn didn' look like an average man here...
Nolifts81 said on 8/Sep/07
Frenchy- I know something about lifts and elevator shoes so and I can say to you that in "miami vice" he had on normal shoes, without lifts.I am almost sure he is 176cm barefeet.
Viper said on 8/Sep/07
5-9 is certantly the lowest you can go for Don If hes wearing lifts there.
frenchy said on 8/Sep/07
In the casting of miami vice, shena Easton was choosen (154 cm)to be the crockett's wife with a normal difference in height for the couple. If DJ is 176 cm with eventually lifts, we remarked an enormous difference between the two actors. I thinh that DJ is 5.8 barefoot and 5.9 and 5. 10 depending on the shoes .
Daniel said on 7/Sep/07
So Edward James olmos must be 174cm tall. Seems realistic to me, I think you're right, Nolifts!
Nolifts81 said on 7/Sep/07
He was wearing lifts in that pic! He is a hair taller than 5'9" barefeet.I've met his partner in "Miami Vice" Philip Micheal Thomas 2 times and he is exactly my height that is 177cm. Don was about 0.5 inch shorter Than Philip micheal Thomas so he is max 176cm. He is a lifts wearer!
Daniel said on 4/Sep/07
I agree with Anthony and Glenn. Johnson must be 5'9 to 5'10, as it seems from the Miami Vice episodes. His partner Thomas must be half an inch taller, and Olmos half an inch shorter than Johnson. That's it!
glenn said on 4/Sep/07
seemed normal.of course he is 5-10 with 2 inch lifts it seems.
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/07
What about his footwear Glenn, he could and most likely wearing his height increasing shoes/boots!
glenn said on 3/Sep/07
sept or october 1991.
Bryon said on 3/Sep/07
When was this pic taken?
Sebas said on 2/Sep/07
Something is off, Glenn looks way smaller than him... He might just be 5'10
Anthony said on 1/Sep/07
C'mon, Don is not 5'7 or even 5'8. He's not under 5'9 and could've been 5'10.
Anna said on 1/Sep/07
Why does he look so much taller than Glenn?
Viper said on 1/Sep/07
He never looked short on Miami Vice.
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/07
DJ appears around 5'7 to 5'8 max barefoot and 5'10 in his height enhancing footwear! (He did look tiny in 'Miami Vice')
Viper said on 30/Aug/07
Don has more height on Glenn than I would have thought. I would have said Max 5-10 for him. But here he looks 5-11 no less.
Jackie said on 30/Aug/07
I think he must be either standing on a sidewalk or something next to Glenn, or otherwise he's wearing lifts. I have made a photo collage. In one photo, Johnson stands next to 5'11"-ish former Starsky and Hutch actor Paul Michael Glaser, when he directed an episode of Miami Vice in the 1980's. The angle is a bit off, but Glaser has at least an inch on Johnson, if not more. Then pictures with his former wife, the 5'8"-ish Melanie Griffith. In older photos, they're wearing the same footwear, and Melanie is either the same height, or taller. Also one picture with 6'2" Warren Beatty, taken in the seventies. Click Here

Re: Kevin Costner's height
A collage of Costner in the 1990's with 6'2" Warren Beatty (and in the group also Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jodi Foster and Dennis Quaid (sp). Click Here
glenn said on 30/Aug/07
he was nice,but would always try to avoid posing.she can be a phony.he always seemed at least 5-11.i never understood the 5-8,5-9 i was 5-7.but he still towers me.
Anthony said on 29/Aug/07
The man wore slipper shoes on "Miami Vice" and did not look short. He's at least 5'9, possibly 5'10.
Franco said on 29/Aug/07
he looks about 183cm or 6'0.25 in that picture (depending on his shoes too) and considering Glenn lifting his head up too, so 5'10 to 5'10.5 would be more correct for his height.

i say he is 179cm without shoes.
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/07
I Think he is no more than 5'8 barefoot, now a bit under that. I saw him as 5'8 on 'Miami Vice'
Vandal 2 said on 26/Jun/07
cudzuqueen: in the photo you posted Don is sitting down with his wife on the stands. I think you posted the wrong pictue. In regards to the photos of Don with Mick's ex, if you look at the elevator shoes website, most shoes will make you 3.5" taller in height. The trick is to wear pants with long hems so they will cover the unusual shape of the shoe in the back part or where the lift is placed. I have seen Don face to face and I can tell you that he is a little taller than 5'8" with normal shoes. Barefoot I think he is 5'7".
cudzuqueen said on 17/Jun/07
Next to Mick's ex...he looks mighty close in you're saying he's wearing 4-5" lifts? Do they that high? How tall is his wife?
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Cpt. Crunch said on 3/Jun/07
Philip Michael Thomas is listed at 5-10 in this site. So if Don Johnson had ever gone liftless, there'd be a 2" difference!!!
Vandal 2 said on 26/May/07
Vandal, Johnson looked short to me in "Guilty as Sin." Watch the movie again and pay attention to the heights of the extras and other actors and you'll see that Johnson is not taller than 5'8". George H.'s picture of Johnson (posted here) is a good reference to Don's true height. I don't know why he is listed here as being 5'9.5" It must be another Johnson.
robotix said on 16/May/07
George H. Melanie Griffith doesn't look 5-8 in the photo.
George H. said on 16/May/07
Borrowing another combination pic of Jackie's here. You'll see a tiny pic of Johnson and Melanie Griffith next to 6'2" Beatty on the top right hand side Click Here
vandal said on 16/May/07
Remember "Guilty as Sin". He looked tallish in dress shoes. DeMornay and everybody else in that movie would have to be downgraded quite a bit if DJ was 5-8. I'd say 5'2.5" +3" or 4" heels for DeMornay. And that doesn't say much for Tom Cruise in "Risky Business"
Anonymous said on 12/May/07
Don Johnson or DJ (as he is called by his friends and colleages) is 5'8.5" with shoes (without lifts), and a little over 5'7" barefoot. People can speculate here all they want, or give false testimony for professional gain, but the fact of the matter is that this actor was close to 5'8" in his younger years and now, at age 60 something, he is closer to 5'7".
Brad said on 5/Apr/07
Johnson was 5' 9" or close to 5' 10" as you can get right in my freaking face wearing sneakers. Just watch "Miami Vice". He wore zero heel slipper shoes with no socks.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/07
A couple of years ago, Planet Hollywood restaurant in LA had several stars appeared together for their annyversay, and Don and Stallone was among them. Side by side Stallone was taller than Johnson so if Stallone is 5'9", Don is 5'8". Both of them appeared with questionable footwear: Stallone with high heel shoes, and Don wih high heeled cowboy boots so do compare.
Viper said on 23/Mar/07
I would have guessed 5-10 for Don. I can buy 5-9 for him, not any shorter.
glenn said on 22/Mar/07
i said he looked 5-11ish consistantly,not that he way he is 5-8.i agree with smaller than 5-9.
Anonymous said on 22/Mar/07
He stood in front of me: 5'8". I am 5'11.5" and my friend who was with me is 5'9", and he was taller than Don by an inch. Glenn, we get it: he lived by you and you were probably friends but he is still 5'8".
Brad said on 14/Mar/07
Come on man he's 5' 9". He wore slipper shoes on "Miami Vice" and held his height with other actors that were 5' 9" and right in front of me at the Jerome Hotel in Aspen 2 decades ago.
glenn said on 12/Mar/07
you use your intelligence,cause your statement was dont even know what your talking about,yet your an expert on lifts and dons height now.he lived in nyc.i saw him weekly at 5-11ish.
Anonymous said on 11/Mar/07
Shoes with lifts make you at least 3" tall minimum, so if Don is 5'11" with lifts, his real height is 5'8". I have never seen shoes with lifts advertised for less than 3" inches height increase (I suppose is more for Hollywood stars since they are use custom made shoes with lifts), so use your intelligence and deduction...5'8" end of story.

Editor Rob
you should read the elevator article...3 inches total is a huge amount.

don was on jonathan ross a few months back with no lifts, not looking a 5ft 8 guy
glenn said on 11/Mar/07
i believe 5-9 over 5-8 any day.he was 5-11 when i saw lifts i guess.i was 5-7 then though.
Brad said on 11/Mar/07
5' 9" and wears lifts.
Heightcritique said on 16/Jan/07
Glenn, I was talking about you. I enjoyed your input in this site but there is no excuse for you when you start insulting other participants. Anonymous did not show disrespect to you, he was questioning your judgment. He has a point: in Miami Vice, Olmos is about an inch taller than Johnson, so I also think that Johnson is 5'8".
Glenn said on 14/Jan/07
Exactly.then people shouldnt start with me first.LOADS or should I say most here respect.I show love and respect back.
Heightcritique said on 13/Jan/07
I thought this site was about discussing celebrities height in a civil way...........Autograph dealer or whatever he is should set an example for the rest of the good nature people who view and participate in your site. Just a suggestion: filter content for civility.
Glenn said on 8/Jan/07
Why would I be in L.A. when I live and do 95% of my work in NYC jerkoff? shows how ignorant you are.and yes,I have an ego.we all do.your supposed to have one long as its healthy and not overblown.Don DID appear taller than Olmos.I SAID 5-11 for Don and 5-8ish,5-9 for Olmos.what dont you understand? if Don was wearing lifts the MANY times I saw him cause he lived near me,then crucify me for not knowing at the tender age of 18,19 at 5-7.Im almost 35 now. since he is reported short so much,maybe he is 5-9.minimum.Stallone is the most mythic of short heights and he is a legit 5-10.5! now shall you continue being a wiseass? a few were removed for that.wait till my Don pic pops up.Im practically on my tip toes,and he is still 3 or 4 inches taller than my then 5-7 frame.that equals 5-9 IGNORANT a statement about my height judgement! HA! get a life pal.oh wait you have one since you went to a party or 2.stay with the parties and leave the nobodys like myself alone on this site.hallelujah!
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/07
Mr A, disregard my last comment, I read it fast and thought it read five five. It is true that Don appears taller than what he really is, but he is closer to 5'8" than 5'9". If you see a 5'9" guy standing next to Don as a reference, one can see that he is closer to 5'8".
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/07
Mr A, Last time I saw Johnson was about seven years ago, and he was 5'8". I don't think he shrinked to 5'5" in seven years. Is that possible? My Grandfather was 6'2" in his prime, and in his 90's he had lost 3 inches. Last time we measured him before he past away last year, he was 5'11". I think Don is around 55 years old so a dramatic lost of height is very unlikely.
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/07
Glenn, you did not respond to my question: who is taller Don or Olmos? I said Olmos. If you say Don then I would seriously question the reliability of your judgement and input in this website. As far as meeting stars, no one holds a monopoloy, and if you said you do, then your ego is as big as some of these celebrities. I did not see you in the party I was recently in LA, and many stars were there...hmmm, maybe you left early?
Glenn said on 6/Jan/07
Ok,you met them,so you use your judgement.and yes,I DO hold monopoly.just cause your in the industry,allegedly,doesnt mean you meet everyone.unless your hitting every event and party,which I dont think you are,cause youd be reporting.for that matter,Im in the industry too.big whoop.
Mr A said on 6/Jan/07
I just read an interview with Don Johnson in the Daily Mail, as he is appearing in Guys and Dolls in the West End, London. The interviewer says Johnson is five nine.
Anonymous said on 6/Jan/07
Okay, so if Olmos could be 5'9" and he is taller than Don (a fact), how can Don Johnson be 5'9" or taller than Olmos? Face it, his height is this site is not accurate. And for the record, I met Don and Olmos also. You don't hold a monopoly in meeting celebrities you know. I work in the industry.
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
For starts,this isnt my site,nor do I do the listing.furthermore,I MEET these people,you dont.Olmos could be 5-9 actually.he was taller than me.but this was 16 years ago,when I was 5-7.
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/07
Have it your way Glenn. Then Edward James Olmos is 5'10?!!!!...we all know from Battlestar Galactica that Olmos is not over 5'8" so if you have not seen shoes with three inch soles (or Don with his Cowboy boots or customed made elevator shoes) then go ahead and list Don at 5'9"; oops, I meant 5'9.5"!
Glenn said on 2/Jan/07
He is 5-11ish in my photo with minimum,5-9 if he is a lift wearer.
anonymous said on 1/Jan/07
Don is not 5'9", he is 5'8". Edward James Olmos is listed here at 5'8.5" and he is taller than Johnson (that is a fact). It is time to downgrade him to 5'8" which is his real height.
anonymous said on 26/Dec/06
Don Johnson is a short guy. He is lean and wears lifts in his shoes. Saw him a couple of years ago on a set wearing sandals and he is more like in the 5'8" range. Someone who knows him well told me he is even shorter now.
Brad said on 23/Nov/06
Naw, he wore slipper type of shoes on Miami Vice. His 5' 9" height held well with guest stars.
Anonymous said on 7/Nov/06
5'9" with shoes; 5'7.5" without shoes. Period. End of story...and more height depending on what shoes and lifts he is wearing. He has a pair of cowboy boots with a high heel and lifts in it (lifting him about 3+ inches), which are his favorite shoes to wear to casual public appearances.
Brad said on 7/Nov/06
5' 9" when I saw him in Aspen 20 years ago. Wears lifts in expensive shoes. Arrogant guy but becomes very cool if you bring up Warhol, Edie Sedgewick, Sal Mineo.
Glenn said on 30/Oct/06
I have a photo with him where he looks 5-11 next to me.
Anonymous said on 29/Oct/06
He is 5'7.5" barefoot. I know him and he wears lifts in his shoes which make him taller. He is not a tall man but looks average because of his slim frame.
anonymous said on 9/Sep/06
right on Bleemo! I've always got the sense that don johnson is very arrogant, very full of himself.
Anonymous said on 7/Sep/06
i agree with anonymous don johnson doesn't look much more than 5'8" - prob about 5'9" tops!!!
Glenn said on 3/Sep/06
Looked 5-10,5-11 to me.I guess in lifts.
Anonymous said on 1/Sep/06
I would say he is no more than 5'8 barefoot!
Bleemo said on 10/Aug/06
It wouldn't surprise me if this guy wore lifts, having read some of his quotes he sure was arrogant.
jim burch said on 29/Jul/06
i have shaken his hand...being 6 0 myself i would say hes 5 10 or 5 11
Ben said on 17/Jul/06
He looks like 3 inches taller than his buddy Joe in Nash Bridges so 5'9" or 5'10"
Nolifts81 said on 14/Jun/06
I have to say that I've seen better an episode of "Nash Bridges" where the camera was focus on his shoes. He had elevator shoes on!I think that at least 1 inch was inside that tipe of shoe.So I think that he can be only 5'9".
Frank2 said on 7/Jun/06
For those who still insist that Don Johnson is 5'10" I'd like to remind everyone that when he starred in the mediocre TV version of The Long Hot Summer he and Jason Robards were the same height. Robards was never more than 5'9" and in his later years (which is when this was made) was about 5'8". And when Cybil Shepherd is around she and Johnson are about the same height. That is until she wears heels. Then forget it!
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
Stallone is no more 5'10" than Johnson is. But Bandaras is defintely 5'9".
Glenn said on 5/Jun/06
I always felt that Sly was 5-9 to,yes,I agree.
Nolifts81 said on 5/Jun/06
Yes Maybe Glenn, but I think that Stallone and Don Johnson are about the same height, I think they are more 5'9.75(177cm).I think that Don and Sly are a little bit taller than Banderas.Years ago I saw a clip "The making of Assassins" and Stallone with normal dress shoes (no room for accomodate lifts) looked about 1 inch taller than Banderas.Glenn, I think so, maybe I am wrong.How do you think about this?
Glenn said on 4/Jun/06
I think all 3 men are 5-9 barefoot.a possibility.
Frank2 said on 4/Jun/06
Don doesn't wear huge lifts. Just look how short he appears. Study all the photos. There is no way on earth he's 5'10". If he is then I'm a solid 6'1"!
Glenn said on 3/Jun/06
Melanie was always taller than me.I must be make sense on the others nolifts.
Nolifts81 said on 3/Jun/06
Frank this means that Don Johnson and Stallone wears huge lifts all the time.I think that Stallone wears very often huge lifts but I don't think that Don Johnson wears always huge lifts. I know wery well elevator shoes and lifts for my personal experience.
Frank2 said on 3/Jun/06
I've seen Melanie and she's under 5'7". Her mom is really tiny. Check out me with her at Tippi's thread. And I've seen Sigourney up close in flats and she and I are about the same height. And yes, Bandaras is taller than both Johnson and Stallone.
Nolifts81 said on 2/Jun/06
Frank I am not agree only about Melanie Griffith's height. I think she is in the 5'8" range. I agree with you about 6'1" Costner; 6'1" Harrison Ford;and 5'9" Banderas. P.S. I think that Sigourney Weaver is a little more than 5'11", more 5'11.75.You really think that Banderas is taller than Don Johnson and Sylvester Stallone?
Glenn said on 2/Jun/06
I agree with you no lifts.
Height Detective said on 2/Jun/06
There is an interesting set of photos of Andy Garcia and Don Johnson face to face with similar shoes , check the pics ( you need to register to view larger pics ) Click Here
Jason said on 2/Jun/06
I would say the vast majority of NBA players are measured with shoes. They also round up. Apparently they do have the option of having their without shoes height as their listed one, but evidently few exercise it. Sometimes even more (in addition to the in shoes + round up) is added to a player's height.
Larry said on 2/Jun/06
Frank2 - Thanks. But I'll need to make sure we have those in Austin. :-) It's such a rip-off. I pay twice as much, but I'm NOT twice as big. Well, not REALLY twice as big. And Rob: You could just CLAIM to be 2" taller like most celebrities apparently do. :-) Just kidding. You know, my basketball fiend daughter took me to a few SPURS games in San Antonio over the past few years (NOT this year, of course... having other fun) and the players ON BOTH teams (whichever team) often seemed a wee bit less than advertised, so maybe they DO measure these guys in shoes?
Frank2 said on 1/Jun/06
I saw him many times at Universla when he returned from Florida doing Maimi Vice and he was at the very least three inches shorter than me. So was his co-star.
Nolifts81 said on 1/Jun/06
Glenn you are always realistic.Your estimations are very close to the truth. But, a lot of people here won't see the truth.
Frank2 said on 1/Jun/06
Larry, try Rochester Big and Tall

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Larry said on 1/Jun/06
This won't do, folks! :-) If Frank2 gets bumped to 6'1" then I get bumped to 6'7" and it's doggone hard enough to find clothes that fit me now! What is this, the W.W.E.?

Editor Rob
hey, I don't mind though...I could then be 5ft 10!!!
Glenn said on 31/May/06
I agree Nolifts.maybe he isnt the 5-11 I always saw,but he is a hair under 5-10 then.
Frank2 said on 31/May/06
Do you know him? Have you met him? How do you know he's 5'10"? Reading his publicity?
Nolifts81 said on 31/May/06
Maybe you are six feet one Frank, because Don is about 5'10".
sf said on 31/May/06
Now, how do we have Don Johnson so high when those who have seen and worked with him have him no taller than 5'9" and even as short as 5'7"? Evidence, please?
Frank2 said on 26/May/06
Then I'm six feet one.
Nolifts81 said on 25/May/06
I think this guy is really 5'10".I watched every single episode of "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges". Compared to all the other co-stars(I know their heights)he looks always 5'10".
rjt said on 1/May/06
Hello, do you think Jo Ann is wearing flats to a formal affair? I bet she's wearing at least 3" heels! Duh!
leonari said on 13/Mar/06
Olmos ain't taller than 5'9"...I think we can really agree on that. He looks almost an ich taller than Johnson (who is always wearing very thin soled shoes on Vice). If Don Johnson is 5'10"...I don't now...Than SLY is really the 6 footer he wants to look like ...Sly is a legit 5'10 or 5'9.5. Johnson is clarly smaller. 174 cm. Not above and for sure not below.
Frank2 said on 11/Mar/06
Here's a shot of Jo Ann Pflug with Don and his then wife Melanie Griffith: Click Here No way is Johnson 5'10. Jo Ann is 5'9".
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
Don is five eight max.
Niigato said on 13/Jan/06
I saw the Kung fu episode , at times he looked a lot shorter than 5 10 ,
next to D. Carradine he looked 5 7 , there`s a shot almost naked, shooting his entire body, his head was very big for his body ( which means he is not tall )
he was very skinny then, different eyebrows and slightly different nose.
In Miami Vice they cared a lot about it, but I recently saw an episode from season 4 Β΄Missing Hours` , he stands next to Eduard James Olmos, almost eye to eye ( u barely find this angle throughout the vice ) and we all know EduardJO is not tall at all.

Anonymous said on 7/Jan/06
iΒ΄ve heard he is the size as melanie griffith whoΒ΄s listed 174
174-175, 5'9" dosenΒ΄t look any higher
look him in a movie the 'hotspot' with jennifer conelly and virginia madsen he is barefoot near to the lake, he has a large body so it would make him looks smaller tha he problaby is, but he looks 174, no more, le looks very shorter than costner in tin cup, at least 3 inches
no more
DJ sidekick said on 30/Jun/05
I worked for him and he is 5'7". He uses special made shoes to make him look taller. He is body and weight proportionate, so he looks taller.
Lmeister said on 20/Mar/05
Rob, maybe U should downgrade him I think picture with Cheech shows that he is around 5'9''.
Mr. R said on 10/Mar/05
I saw Don in San Francisco when he was shooting Nash Bridges. He walked past me to go to his limo, and he was wearing a pair of suede boots with about a 2 inch heel. I too was surprised as I was lookin for this 5'11" guy. My eyewitness account: 5'9"! As for the Stone Cold Steve Austin pic, Stone Cold is probably about 6', not 6'2", and they always managed to use special camera angles to hide the height disparity.

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