How tall is Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy's Height

5ft 9.25in (175.9 cm)

American actor and comedian, best known for films such Beverly Hils Cop, Shrek, Dreamgirls, Trading Places, Coming to America and Trading Places. He has said in the past he is 5ft 10.

How tall is Eddie Murphy
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Average Guess (46 Votes)
5ft 9.33in (176.1cm)
Lola said on 16/Oct/17
177 cm imo
Dome173 said on 14/Oct/17
He is similar height as 181cm Rick James. And close to his brother Charlie who is listed as 185. So my guess would be that he isn't anything beneath 177 cm.
Fred Baxter said on 11/Sep/17
Look at Eddie Murphy next to Paige Butcher who is listed as 5'5" inches. If she is 5'5" Murphy is no taller than 5'6". There are plenty of images of them walking together side by side with the same type of shoes on. Murphy never appears any taller than Paige Butcher. One image of them at a premiere she has on a blue dress and 5" heels and she looks 5" taller than him.
tree said on 3/Sep/17
Rob why google has him at 175cm?Ediie claimed 5ft10 not 5ft9 and i think he looks a bit over 175 like 176cm.
Editor Rob: he can look 175-6 range, sometimes I think in the 80's and 90's could pull off 176cm more often.
Jug said on 19/Aug/17
Claimed 5'10 in Raw, I think. I would say 5'9. Nolte looked at least three inches taller in both films, but he was wearing cowboy boots. He generally looks 5'9 next to 6 footers, like with Steve Martin in Bowfinger.
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
May edge fox at his peak mildly or by maybe half
5'11.25 at noon said on 7/Aug/17
I'm not considered tall where I'm from but I see mr Murphy as only being 5'9.5 max
Mark(5'9.5 said on 7/Aug/17
He'd beat out Tom Hardy and Jamie Foxx.
RichardSpain said on 28/Jul/17
175/176 cm in peak guys

He is as a guy with average height

Here next to Nick Nolte ( strong 183 cm or 6 feet ) in "24 hours movie" they wear similar boots. See please!

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Eddie Murphy´s height= 175 cm during day and 176 cm in the morning first hours.
errybodyshutup said on 21/Jul/17
does being black and balad mean you an extra 1/4 inch?
Editor Rob: being bald or very close 1-2 guard hairstyle means there's at least no guessing where the top of the head is.

Hairstyles still add an element of guesswork to height estimations. I'm glad we don't have big 80's hairdo's around these days!
even said on 8/Jul/17
at least 5'9"
Mark(5'9.25") said on 3/Jul/17
Not surprised he claimed 5'10"

5'9.5" bang on. He wasnt under 176 cm in his prime.
Cameron said on 18/Jun/17
176 was probably fair in his prime, but he is in his 50's now so I think he's trending towards 5'9" flat or just under.
Canson said on 15/Jun/17
5'9. Wasn't much taller than Martin Lawrence was really
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
Brigitte Nielsen comments: "Eddie [Murphy] says that he's 5-10 and he says that I'm 6-2. I think that the real thing is that I'm 6 feet tall and Eddie's maybe 5-9 and a half."

I think eddie murphy does look close to 177cm compare most of his co-star. 5'9.5 a shout!
Canson said on 4/Jun/17
5'9 ish wasn't much taller than Martin Lawrence
Charlie said on 29/May/17
Eddie Murphy was 3 inches shorter than John Ashton in Beverly Hills Cop. Rob is posed with John Ashton and he has him listed as 5'9 although i do see him looking shorter than Rob by Half an inch which would make John Ashton 5'7 1/2.Lets say John Ashton is 5'9. Eddie Murphy has got to be at least 5'6 to 5'7.John Ashton towered over Eddie.If you look for John Ashton's height on Celebheights you will see he appears shorter than Rob.I am going to say Eddie Murphy is between 5'6 to 5'7.
Editor Rob: you could be onto something there Charlie!
RisingForce said on 23/May/17
Eddie definitely wasn't over 5'9.5" and probably not taller than 176 cm either. Legit 6'0" Nick Nolte made Eddie look 175 cm in 48 Hrs.. Here, he's even making Eddie look more 5'8"! Click Here More recently, he can look about the same as Jamie Foxx, who admitted he was only 5'9", as well as a 5'8" guy like Antonio Banderas when he wore his heels and at times, Eddie didn't even look that much taller than a short guy like Mike Myers. Rob's listing is perfect, imo, but it's not impossible Murphy is/was only a flat 5'9" either, but I wouldn't go any lower. Murphy did oddly look as tall as 5'10" Mike Tyson, but it's not unlikely Eddie has tried bigger shoes, perhaps even lifts since he seems pretty height conscious.
Adey P said on 23/May/17
Possible peak height of 5 ft 10 Rob?
Editor Rob: I just can't see it...
James B said on 22/May/17
I would have thought 5ft8.

In his films he didn't seem like a guy who only less than an inch under 5ft10.
World Citizen said on 19/May/17
I thought he was way taller than this. Like 6 ft 1 or 2.
Nik said on 1/May/17
RIP Charlie Murphy.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Apr/17
👍 Excellent idea Rob! 👏
Sandy Cowell said on 25/Apr/17
I'll give Eddie his proper comment and estimate now that I've cooled down.
Eddie has played some wonderful comic parts over the years and I love his sense of humour! He can also do serious acting parts very well, but I like his nutty parts the best!
I thought he was nearer to 5ft10 myself, having seen him standing with Mel B.
I shall give Eddie 5ft9.5, and my heart-felt sympathy for losing his precious brother.
Richardspain said on 23/Apr/17
175/176 cm not more not less.

At movies "48h"you can see Nick is a bit taller than Eddy. Nick looked 182 cm and with boots he looked 185cm, eddy looked 175cm with shoes 177cm.

This is my opinion guys.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/17
Rob, could we add a page for his recently deceased brother Charlie?

I think he was at least 6ft
Canson said on 16/Apr/17
Charlie was taller he's at least a solid 6'0-6'0.5 imho. Yes RIP
Christian-196.8cm (6ft5.5)Noon said on 16/Apr/17
His brother Charlie looked about 3 inches taller.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
5'9.75" (177 cm) is his real height.
Johno said on 16/Feb/17
HonestSlovene said on 30/Jan/17
Was never over 5'9"/175 cm IMHO. Judge Reinhold, who was 6'1.5" peak ( as of 2017 as he met Rob has legitimately shrunk to 6'1" now) had him in Beverly Hills Cop by a minimum of 4.5 inches.
James said on 25/Jan/17
Rob, what exactly made you disregard his claim of 5ft 10?
A 171cm male said on 16/Jan/17
Looks 5'8" on film 48hrs. .
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jan/17
Yes, he is on my TV screen right now and standing next to 6ft4 or so Jeff Goldblum! (NOT a good idea, Eddie!)
So I won't quibble with the height written here!
I loved Eddie as 'Donkey' in the 'Shrek' funny!
John Givens said on 2/Jan/17
I'd say 5'9 ish sounds right
Frank said on 1/Jan/17
177cms in peak and now around 175.

Murphy never looked really short and in a lot of times he was with tall actors style 6'-6'3".

Decent height in my opinion.
ArthurJohn said on 25/Nov/16
He looked the same height as Mike Tyson at the Sammy Davis Jr. Special in 1989. In fact, I'd say he appeared to slightly edge Tyson out if anything. His height could be all over the place sometimes, but 177 cm isn't unreasonable.
roy said on 12/Nov/16
I ran into him and he was surprisingly shorter than I imagined. I'm only 5'9 wearing 1 inch nikes and he was a little shorter. I'd guess 5'8 1/2 or 5'8 3/4. Definitely not a full 5'9.
S.J.H said on 11/Nov/16
Eddie Murphy could be 5'9.5 i really can't see a flat 176cm. He often look like 177cm

Eddie Murphy's Height
5ft 9.5in (176.65 cm)
Josh Jeffords said on 2/Nov/16
Never saw him look an inch over 5 9 even in shoes.
Towered massive by Nolte and a good deal by slouching rappaport.
Funny he tends to use lifts heard him admit to it back around 2000.
His build is rather small he looked a weak 5 8 on snl.
Simply put average men don't need lifts...
berta said on 22/Oct/16
i think he is about 176 and nolte was 184
Danimal said on 13/Oct/16
FrankR1 said on 8/Aug/16
In his stand up act 'Delirious', Eddie Murphy said he was 5'10", 165 lbs. I think he may have been that tall up until around age 50.

No, he said that in Raw (1987), not in Delirious (1983).
MrTBlack said on 5/Oct/16
In all fairness he never looked 5'8" to me but think 5'9" solid is it and not 5'10".
king said on 16/Sep/16
Just watched the movie 48hrs and in my opinion he does seem more 5'7 or 5'8. The scene where hes in the bar with the cowboys he just appears too small to be average height, even the average looking guys look bigger than him.

Do you think its time for a downgrade rob?
Editor Rob: you could argue at times Eddie did look a 5ft 8 -9 guy at times with Nick Nolte who looked an honest six footer as he claimed.
John said on 1/Sep/16
5ft 8 max, Rob
Imo said on 28/Aug/16
Rob, please tell me how tall does his girlfriend Paige Btcher is according to you?
Editor Rob: might be 5ft 6-7 zone
Christopher said on 18/Aug/16
Rob how tall do you think is ex wife nicole is? In a magazine article she claimed to be 5'11 and online sites have her listed 5'10. Instead she looks 5'9.5 (1.77), I mean she's tall but doesn't look that much taller than eddie.
Editor Rob: she did claim 5ft 10 on twitter numerous times. She could be in 5ft 9.5-10 zone, although with Murphy I believe when posing half the time she was dropping a bit of height at the hip.
FrankR1 said on 8/Aug/16
In his stand up act 'Delirious', Eddie Murphy said he was 5'10", 165 lbs. I think he may have been that tall up until around age 50.
Mightyman said on 13/Jun/16
Hes about 5'8 always about 2 inches shorter than ex wife nicole Murphy who is 5;10
Flyin said on 10/May/16
Never seemed short in Beverly Hills Cop, I suppose the average was slightly lower then. The stronger 5"9 definitely.
John Cena said on 10/May/16
james said on 23/Apr/16
He looked so short next to 6'0 Nick nolte in 48hrs ..hes 5'9 with shoes ON no doubt
Dingus said on 21/Apr/16
He is 5'09.00" tops. The lowest I could see him is 5'07.25".
Johno said on 3/Feb/16
A very accurate height listing.

Charlie said on 31/Jan/16
Eddie used to wear Boots many times in his stand up comedy routines like Raw and Delirious. Eddie Murphy is no wear 5 foot 5 foot 10. I am 5 foot 10 and im a giant. Many people think im a really tall guy. In Beverly Hills Cop Eddie appears 5 foot 7 inches perhaps 5 foot 8 inches and this is because hes wearing running shoes in the movie. Eddie is 5 foot 7 inches
Micho said on 22/Dec/15
Yup,same height as MJJ...
tumac66 said on 14/Dec/15
He looks 3 to 4 inches shorter than Nick Nolte in 48 Hours
Karyn Reed said on 5/Nov/15
If Eddie Murphy is 5'9 & his baby mama Paige is 5'5", why is she towering over him when they've out together. Unless she has on 9" heals. Bull****!!
Dobro said on 13/Oct/15
Hi Rob, can we get a page for his brother Charlie?

For Eddie... I think he's a bit shorter than he used to be, based on more recent pics. From his 20s through his 40s he was a pretty convincing 177-178cm IMO but probably hovers around 175cm today.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jul/15
Looks 5 ft 9 in Beverly Hills Cop.
Sam said on 17/Apr/15
I watched a retro episode of SNL from where Johnny Cash was hosting...I thought Murphy could pass for nearer 5'10" than 5'9" compared to Cash at 6'1.5". Eddie also looks that next to his brother Charlie Murphy who's pretty convincingly in the near 6'1" range with others such as Dave Chappelle.
Rey said on 22/Feb/15
During the promotion shots of "Bowfinger" there was a noticeable disparity in height. Steve Martin was noticeably taller than Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy is a small man in stature. As in all things in Hollywood, this issue had to be rectified. In flat feet, Eddie is barely 5'8".
Julian said on 19/Feb/15
5,9, no way he;s more than 5,9
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
Here's an example of a flat 5'9" guy
jtm said on 4/Jan/15
he did look at least 2 inches shorter than remar but i think remar had his arms around his shoulder.
184.3cm said on 20/Dec/14
Good Listing. Always looked the typical average guy in all his movies.
thetruth888 said on 19/Dec/14
He really did look 173 Cms tall next to James Remar in the movie 48 hrs and james remar is a solid 5' 10'' which is 178 Cms.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 24/Oct/14
In the movie Nutty Professor,the character he was playing is listed as
I always made the assumption he was 5'10.
175chinese said on 6/Aug/14
I think he is 5'10'
jeb77 said on 25/Jul/14
He is 5'9.5" and Paige probably 5'8.5"
176 cm man said on 17/Jun/14
his gf is 5'9' and he looks a full inch taller so id say hes 5'10' probably weak 5'11' in the morning
Crypto139 said on 15/Jun/14
He is only 5 feet 9? Wow he looks tallish to me. I guess being skinny and having a small head can have a big impact on your height. He doesn't look too far from that guy in daddy day care (Jeff Garlin), who I look up on this site to be 6 foot 1. Either that or a 3.75 inch difference really isn't that much.
Dmeyer said on 25/May/14
Nielsén is good at height she said 5'8.5-9in sly and 5'9-9.5 murphy
RisingForce said on 24/May/14
I'd agree that Brigitte Nielsen was probably dead on with her 5'9"-5'9.5" estimate so this listing is perfect.
MrTBlack said on 2/Apr/14
No he's not 5'8". 5'9" solid most likely.
James B said on 29/Mar/14
In Beverly Hills cop 3 looked 5'8
Arch Stanton said on 9/Feb/14
Brigitte was spot on with 5'9 and half I think. 176-177 is good.
Ron said on 3/Jan/14
Weird he can look almost 6'
Silent d said on 28/Oct/13
He was as tall as chris rock in Beverley hills cop 2. He was also quite tall next to the 6 foot 1 blonde girl in the movie. About a few inches shorter than judge, the guyy from fast times. Jennifer jason leigh's older brother. I think he looks 177cm.
AG said on 20/Jul/13
He looks between 5'9 - 5'10. My bet is on 5'9.75(177cm) which is enough to call 5'10. He is not short, sometimes he looks above average.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jul/13
Looks 177cm in Metro I'm currently watching.
Bakel said on 20/May/13
Models are often over-listed. 176cm fits him perfectly I think.
greg said on 17/May/13
In pics with Australian model Page Butcher, listed in a few places as 5'8", he clearly looks at least two inches taller with her wearing flats, and he wearing low profile sneakers.

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I have to agree with Juicey that he appears to be about 5'10". He looks a bit shorter because of his body shape and arm length, but then again many people appear shorter than they actually are.
Juicey said on 13/Apr/13
Im 5'9 barefoot saw murphy where i work at the bellagio in las vegas looks 5'10 to me but you never know theses celebs and there footwear...
Eddie said on 30/Mar/13
This isn't short. 5'7 or lower, below average/short. 5'8-5'9 is average. 5'10-5'11 above average/tallish. 6'0+ is tall.
Tt said on 6/Mar/13
Wow I'm that height but its ok because I'm short too and I have a lot of short friends
runt said on 29/Nov/12
Artyzip says on 15/Nov/12
I saw 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' last night and he was shorter than all the comedians he shook hands with including Jamie Foxx who's listed as 5'9 here.

He looked a half inch or so shorter than Jamie. That could just be footwear.
Artyzip said on 15/Nov/12
I saw 'Eddie Murphy: One Night Only' last night and he was shorter than all the comedians he shook hands with including Jamie Foxx who's listed as 5'9 here.
leonari said on 8/Nov/12
Good choice Rob. 176 fits him perfectly.
Hew said on 7/Nov/12
Rob, why the upgrade? He´s never over 5´9
bodwaya said on 4/Aug/12
he was equal height to deniro in showtime and was towerd by 6 foot terence stamp in haunted mainson
a4l said on 24/Jan/12
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Silent d said on 5/Dec/11
176cm. Much shorter than famke janssen.
dmeyer said on 20/Nov/11
5 ft 9.25 in is bang on average
TruebloodFan said on 29/Oct/11
as listed, or 175cm. no less.
Silent d said on 28/Oct/11
In i spy clearly an inch and a half shorter than 179cm owen wilson. 176 seems right. He never looked five foot ten but he looked tall next to letterman. Five foot ten seems a stretch. In tower heist he does not look 5 foot 10. Maybe 176cm is right on.
DejaVu said on 26/Sep/11
He looks 3.5 inches under Nick Nolte. I don't think he is anything over 5'9.
bob said on 15/Sep/11
He told me he's 5'10"
Danimal said on 5/Sep/11
5'9" MAX
jake said on 5/Sep/11
Wide not tall says on 4/Sep/11
I would say 5'8.5 barefeet, 5'10 with shoes.

He must wear large shoes then.
Wide not tall said on 4/Sep/11
I would say 5'8.5 barefeet, 5'10 with shoes.
Paul Kenning said on 1/Sep/11
If ever anybody looked of exactly average height,stature,physique etc...Eddie Murphy is one of them.5'10 or just below with weight/physique to match.Very transferable and useable as an actor,you could cast him as a badass muscleman gangster or a skinny office geek.Of course,his skill as an actor and performer plays a big part too.
Ricardo said on 26/Aug/11
I do not recall the publication but it was published right after he got back in shape after he was fat in Another 48 Hours... he absolutely identified himself as 5' 9" and whatever weight it was (I think 160 or 165, I don't remember). So If he self-identified ay 5'9" I would say that is probably the maximum possible height. p.s. to NCL below... who the hell wears a 30R as an adult (especially with a 33" waist)?! I am 5'9" 160-165lbs. with a 30-31" waist and I wear a 42R!
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 8/Aug/11
He isn't under 176cm, here he is in a recent shot with 169cm Ben Stiller.

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He's clearly more than 3inches taller, maybe because Stiller is more like 167 than 169.
bane said on 19/Jul/11
looks 5ft9
Ka said on 28/Jun/11
Rob, if you have to either upgrade Eddie to 177 cm or downgrade him to 175 cm, which would you pick> Also, do you think this guy tries to look taller by raising his chin up? I notice he does that a lot w/ Bruce Willis, Stevie Wonder and other celeb.
[Editor Rob: I think you could probably try to argue both, but I think just over 5ft 9 is ok. Of course nothing can be certain, everything is trying to guess what we think is a reasonable estimate.]
DMaN1528 said on 16/Jun/11
i think rob's listing of 5foot9.25 is spot on.
a4l said on 22/May/11
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runt said on 20/May/11
He did look 5-10ish on live TV with Stevie Wonder in their famous SNL skit.

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Light heavyweight said on 11/May/11
Looks about 174cm.
user said on 5/May/11
He's 5'7.5 he used to say back in stand up comedy he was really small to pick up fights, 5'10 isn't really small
DMan said on 28/Apr/11
After re-watching the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy he just looks nothing over 5'8.

If the claims of 5'10 are true then, alot of the cast in all three movies are all 6'2, 6'3 range which I very much doubt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/11
5ft10(178cm).....I actually thought he could look near 5ft11 in Beverly Hills Cop
dmeyer said on 14/Mar/11
he looks 4 to 5 cm under willis
MBA said on 4/Mar/11
Eddie Murphy wears lifts that make him look at least 3 inches taller than he actually is. He's actually about 5 ft 6in without shoes
J.J. said on 12/Feb/11
I've noticed that Eddie Murphy wears some sort of lifts. He is the height listed on this site & could quite possibly be 5'9" flat Rob!

His son from model wife Nicole Murphy(5'10") is 6'2" & anytime he takes pictures with Eddie he looks only a near 3" taller than his father. His daughter who is an aspiring model is a near 5'9" around 5'8.5"-5'8.75" & in heels Eddie looks only an inch shorter & sometimes the same.
Rob have you ever got the feeling Eddie Murphy wore lifts?
NCL said on 11/Feb/11
I came across this casting notice below which has Eddie Murphey at 5'10". I can't provide the link because you have to sign in so I copy and pasted it:

Late 30s - Mid 50s African-American Male, medium/dark African American skin tone (like Eddie Murphy) and MUST BE EXACTLY 5'10"!! Also, should have good hands and MUST BE the exact sizes listed, as these are the size of the clothing that EDDIE will wear for this poster, and the body double must fit PERFECTLY into the exact same wardrobe.

MUST BE the following sizes:
Suit: 30R
Shirt: 15 1/2 neck with 34 1/2 sleeve
Pant: 33 waist with 32 inseam
Shoe 10.5
Must be available to shoot this Sunday from 1-6pm in Brooklyn (however, shoot is expected to wrap a bit earlier). Please SUBMIT ASAP if you are the EXACT height (5'10") AND the EXACT sizes listed and available this SUNDAY!!!
Nicolás said on 31/Jan/11
Hey Rob! Check this video out Click Here
Eddie next to Mike Tyson on the Sammy Davis Jr Hollywood honors
Dispite Mike bad posture, Eddie looks same height, if not taller.
I believe 5'10 could be right for him.
Jackie said on 30/Jan/11
Asera - What's a matter with you. Why are you so obsessed with Michael Jackson's height? We get it he was only 5'7 at best. Can you hop off his nuts now?

I think he's about 5'9.
Asera said on 19/Jan/11
Seriously I've had enough of braindead MJ "fans" telling me that

"Michael MUST have been 5'9 because it said so in the official autopsy report!!"

oh god, this is getting too ridiculous!

If Eddie Murphy is 5'9 then MJ can't POSSIBLY be the same height since he's much shorter :

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NO! For the last time Michael was barely over 5'7.

He's also almost the same height as George Lucas :

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Why can't they see the truth I wonder?Please someone finally tell MJ fans the autopsy measuring is totally false!
R said on 18/Jan/11
LOL 5'10 or 6'0 are you people not smart or something he is short... he is 1.70... on his best 5'8 but no way 5'10 or 6'0.... LOL
Truthman 6 ft 4.5 in said on 11/Jan/11
He is 5'10.
I believe.
Larc186-188cm said on 13/Dec/10
That moron of Craig Kilborn mocked him and Owen Wilson because they were shorter than Famke Janssen.
So between 5'9 and 5'10 is about right for Eddie, he certainly doesn't look short.
RJ said on 1/Dec/10
5'9 barefoot, 5'10 with shoes on in my opinion.
dmeyer said on 11/Oct/07
if standing straight would be mush taller than glenn so 5'10.5 in lifts 5'9 without
the shredder said on 11/Oct/07
Theres a few photos with Eddie Murphy , Jamie Fox and Will Smith ! .. Eddie murphy if anything is shorter then Fox who is 5'9 I say 5'8.5 min , 5'9 max for Eddie ! 5'10 is his height in shoes !
Adam Brennon said on 10/Oct/07
That's concluding, '5' 11"' comment was interesting. Can you elaborate?
Stench said on 28/Sep/07
I'm exactly 5'8''1/4 (173.5 cm) through all day I suppose, don't really believe in morning/evenig stuff
I was always interested in height since I've nevere felt short or either tall.. My height is a tricky one though and I can easily look taller also because I'm skinny.
Nevertheless if I was 5'11 I swear I'd never be so curious about height
Adam Brennon said on 27/Sep/07
How tall are you stench?
Stench said on 25/Sep/07
I say, lucky who is a hair or someting over 5'9'' because they always surprises you: I mean you meet these people and you think that they might be 5'8'' but ...
There's a lot of cases like
Don Johnson
Kurt Russell
Mel Gibson (though I still have doubts about him)
Leto (I'm not totally sure again)

They can wear low sneakers such as converse and still don't look so short
The only one that is in the 5'8'' range after years of researches is Tom (Cruise)
runt said on 30/Jun/07
Jamie Foxx, Eddie and Will Smith. Foxx has a little help from the camera angle, Smith has it worst from the camera angle.
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MD said on 29/Jun/07
Here he is with Russell Simmons, who's listed at 5'9", here, and is definitely no taller.

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Eddie is not over 5'9", though I doubt much shorter than that. And, if you believe that Jamie Foxx is a legitimate 5'9" barefoot, he's also never taller than him, so I'm not exactly see how this quarter inch is hanging in.
runt said on 29/Jun/07
Looked 1" shorter than Jamie Foxx at the 13th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards shown on I M D B
Produce said on 27/Jun/07
he looks clearly taller than glenn.
Cpt. Crunch said on 16/May/07
I was surprised when I finally saw him on the screen with Richard Pryor in "Harlem Nights" he was a full 1" shorter than the 5-10ish Pryor. I hope he wasn't wearing lifts!
arman said on 6/Apr/07
i didnt see him before.but i think he is 176 or 177 cm actually.i'm 176 too,but when i say i am 180,nobody can find my real height
Franco said on 1/Apr/07
well considering glenn is 5'8 (which i think more of 5'7.5 after the weight gain) indeed Murphy looks about 3 inch taller and that actually proves he is 5'9 flat.

Glenn say 1.73cm, murphy = 3 inch taller in pic say 1.80cm, remove the elevator shoes and he stands 5'9 to 5.9.5

absolutely not 1.77cm or more.
Anonymous said on 28/Feb/07
compared to Glenn Eddy looks like he is 2.5-3" taller, most definetly Glenn looks MUCH shorter in height and proportions against eddy. Eddy must be 5'10.5"
dmeyer said on 25/Feb/07
176 make sens for him
Clive said on 19/Feb/07
That's not impossible he's 176cm barefoot, as Banderas, Murphy wears big lifts
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Height Detective said on 10/Feb/07
I saw the behind the scenes of Beverly Cop 2 and in there was Brigitte nielsen talking about Eddie murphy being shorter than 5.10 and she said "Eddie says that im 6.2 and he is 5.10 , but in reality im 6 ft and he is 5.9 and a bit" , like 1.76 ,and then was a funny scene when the two were talking about this and murphy saying he was 5.10 to brigitte and she saying the opposite to him , that he was 1.76.
sleuth said on 9/Jan/07
It doesn't make sense for a 5'9.5" male actor to claim 5'10". Has that ever happened in the history of Hollywood? Eddie Smurfy is a clear 5'8.5".
dmeyer said on 3/Jan/07
could have been 5'10 morning like i thaught 5'11.75 for myself but i think he is closer to 176-7 range possibly 5'9 flat but weres lifts to look a hair over 5'10
Glenn said on 3/Jan/07
He said 5-10 in RAW.
Franco said on 3/Jan/07
me too saw Eddie Murphy in the italian festival of the cinema in 2001 and i managed to speak to him for exactly 30 seconds and i told him i'm a big fan of his movies and asked him if his height made it hard for him to shoot any (THAT WAS A TRICKY QUESTION TO SEE HIS REACTION!)....

he said : i'm 5'11 and in some shots i did have problems.

that was a killer reply because since he said 5'11 that means he is 5'9 on the money!

2 inch shoes = 1 inch heel + 1 inch lift :D and a 5'9 becomes 5'11.

he did look 5'9 to me regardless.

im speaking the truth to you guys, Eddie Murphy is 100% 5'9 height.
r jacob said on 15/Dec/06
I met Eddie in a niteclub in new york in 1985. I'm 5'10 and Eddie appeared to be 5'8 on the money.
realheight 88 said on 3/Dec/06
I agree with Frank2.All the actors who say 5'11 they are 5'9" at the most(like orlando bloom) and the other actors who say that they are 5'10" they are 5'8" at the most(like jean claude van damme).That's my opinion which i believe is very true...
Brad said on 18/Nov/06
5' 9" when my brother & I snuck on the Paramount lot in '86.
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/06
Eddie Murphy does look 5'8 at the most next to the 5'9 Owen Wilson! He does wear lifts!
Jimmy said on 27/Jun/06
Here is a video of Eddie Murphy and Mike Tyson. If Eddie is 5'10, how tall does that make Mike? 5'9 perhaps (natural height)?

Click Here

muta said on 7/May/06
Eddie Murphy is a tough one. Some of the photos makes him look short but sometimes he looks taller. I know he says he is 5'10"
Clive said on 5/May/06
TOTALLY agree with what you said Frank2 !!!
Frank2 said on 4/May/06
Remove the half an inch and you have his true height. Eddie's no more than 5'9".

Remember the golden rule: If an actor admits to being 5'10" he's most likely shorter. This is especially true if he claims to be 5'11". Then of course the fellows who cliam to be six feet are mostly under. And then a few pinheads will say they're 6'1" when they're more likely to be around 5'11". then a few who claim to be 6'2" wear huge lifts and people buy it. In other words, throw out all the official heights and go by your eyes.
Clive said on 2/May/06
During these last weeks I saw the film "Bowfinger" with Murphy and Steve Martin listed here as 182cm and like on Frank2's photos Murphy looks at least 5cm under on their pics of course... So 5'9.5 seemed to be a right estimation, didn't you?
Anonymous said on 30/Apr/06
Looking at that picture of the Shirek cast that Clive sent. He's taller than 5'7" Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz but shorter than 5'9" Antonio Bandares. He's not tall! 5'10" is his phony height and actors want to make people think they're their goal height instead of what they actually are and not happy about it. All of those pictures give clear evidence that he's just trying to get away with wearing shoe lifts to be taller than Glen because he does not want to be listed as 5'8". Glen do you think he's really only 5'8"?

[Editor Rob: I saw another 48 hours last night....Nolte did have a noticeably good few inches, but I think he might have had slightly larger heels, hmm, I could see this guy being 5ft 9, looking more with lifts for sure]
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Bill Shatner was born with a hairpiece. Going way back to his appearance on a Twilight Zone episode he wore a full carpet as he did in the 1961 feature film Judgment at Nuremberg.

Burt started wearing hairpieces sometime after the 1972 film Deliverance. There were rumors that he tried an early form of hair transplantation as did Sinatra and the result looked so much like a hairbrush that he continued to wear toupes.
Clive said on 14/Apr/06
Rob what are you waiting for to change Eddie's height ??? The last photo I saw with Prior don't let any doubt anymore !!!
Terrence said on 13/Apr/06
This guy looks 5'9
Clive said on 13/Apr/06
Well said Frank2, well said !!! I totally agree with your "image's celebrities" concept which push them to increase their real height !
Frank2 said on 12/Apr/06
You're not fools (well maybe a few ar!). You're just trying to find the truth. If you only accept as fact what the celebs claim, you'll get nowhere fast. They almost all lie. I suppose it's human nature. How many driver's licenses have bogus heights on them? How many of you have given an optimistic height? In the case of celebrities, their image is everything so they must protect it at all costs.
Horatio said on 12/Apr/06
God damn. As Frank has illustrated sometimes I wonder if we are all fools for posting here. I would downgrade Murphy to 5'9".
Clive said on 12/Apr/06
Thanks for your comment Rob ! In that case there will be a consequence on Michael Jackson's height if we suppose Murphy is a 5'9 guy...
Continued on next episode or photos ;)
Clive said on 11/Apr/06
So Rob what's your verdict about Frank2's photos ??? ;)

[Editor Rob: he could be a lift-wearer, Murphy...he can sure look 5ft 10 a helluva lot, I think he got special shoes for the film I-Spy...a 5ft 9 guy maybe]
Clive said on 11/Apr/06
Great Frank2, that's right you're really the most reliable member!
Murphy looks 5'10 but his pics with wilson and Stallone made me very doubtful about the height written above (178cm) really Idon't know what to think...
Frank2 said on 6/Apr/06
My favorite bogus height used in a movie script is in the classic Hitchcock film Saboteur when 5'10" Robert Cummings is announced on the radio as being 6'2".
Clive said on 6/Apr/06
Yes man I noticed it too !! It's like Brad Pitt on Mr&Mrs Smith he was listed on his mini computer as 5'11.
edu said on 5/Apr/06
in the movie " the nutty profesor" , in the laboratory , eddie murphy puts in a computer his height and is listed at 5.10
Clive said on 29/Mar/06
Frank2 : It is probably not you who are taller but the stars who are smaller ;)
As I said on Banderas' session it's easy for them to add 1 inch on their real height with the shoes they wear ! But as you had the chance to meet them face to face you could realize that there is a difference between what they PRETEND to measure and what they are in reality !!! So if it was up to me, I would take all the stars off 2cm to cancel "elevator shoes effects".
Frank2 said on 27/Mar/06
How big were Murphy's shoes when you met him?

I'm beginning to think I'm taller than 5'11" since all these supposedly 5'10" guys are in fact much shorter when I meet them. Better go get measured fast!
dan said on 25/Mar/06
i dont know , im 6'1 and when i met him he was mabey 3 or 4in shorter then me so i think hes at least 5'10
Clive said on 25/Mar/06
To my opinion Rob, even if Murphy doesn't stand up straight on the photo with Steve Martin, there is much more than 1.5inch between them ! So you may list list Murphy as 5ft9.5 and Michael Jackson as 5'9 to remain logic !
Frank2 said on 17/Mar/06
And I've seen Owen Wilson from about five feet away and if he's 5'11" then I'm 6'1". He has a nose that looks like it was smashed in at one time and was never properly fixed. Murphy is no more than 5'9". Probably closer to 5'8 1/2". He wears big shoes.
Glenn said on 16/Mar/06
murphy looks 5-11 in those shrek pics.looked 5-10 when I saw him.but he could be very well 5-8.I know people that spent time with him and claimed this.
andrew said on 16/Mar/06
Murphy said in the 1987 Eddie Murphy Raw, he said in one part of his act about fighting "i'm 5'10" 165 pounds i cant kick no ones ass".
Glenn said on 16/Mar/06
Ive seen owen wilson look 5-11.
Glenn said on 13/Mar/06
Nolte can look 6-3! But I heard he is 5-11 and wears lifts.
Clive said on 13/Mar/06
Click Here
Yes thanks ! Take a look at this and tell me what you think about.
Clive said on 13/Mar/06
I have found a photo which shows he's slightly taller than Banderas,but I don't how to add it to my commentary, can you help me Rob ?

[Editor Rob: you just copy the url (at the top of the page where the photo is) and paste it into your comment (make sure there's a space before/after the url) then it automatically gets converted to a clickable link. Is that what you meant?]
Frank2 said on 12/Mar/06
I've seen him in the flesh. He's no more than 5'9" max. He was several inches shorter than 6' Nick Nolte. And don't tell me Nolte is 6'3" or I'll scream!
Clive said on 7/Mar/06
Really, I have the impression that in the celebrityheights' sites we always have famous peoples' heights with their shoes ! So in that case we can take off around 2cm to each celebrityheight !
Concerning Murphy, with all has been said, he may be a 176 or 177cm man !
Frank2 said on 27/Feb/06
Eddie is not 5'10" but is about 5'8 1/2". He usually wears lifts.
phil said on 21/Feb/06
I work part-time as an actor and my agent got a call one day asking if I could be his double for one day. I wasn't available unfortunately, but I'm 5'9 1/2" on the nose, so 5'9" or 5'10" would clearly be right.
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
he looked 5-10.but he is known to be a lift wearing 5-8.
Height Tracker said on 16/Jan/06
Hey guys; how can we even be so sure that Glenn is really the 5'8" he claims? He might be an inch shorter, which would skew all of his celebrity sightings in their favor.

[Editor Rob: maybe I'll hop on a flight to NY, track Glenn down and measure him to within a mm ;)]
CoolJ said on 16/Jan/06
Pic with Glenn makes Eddie look 5'10.. You can tell that his head, frame looks like a naturally taller person's would.. unlike Tom Cruise's
dmeyer said on 16/Jan/06
easily 5'10 in this pic
CelebHeights Editor said on 16/Jan/06
Pic added with Glenn - who says he looks 5ft 10 in person. Although footwear, you never know with Eddie...
dmeyer said on 10/Nov/05
i am sure he is not over 178 but he looks over 5'10 compare to 6'4 rapaport in metro and he does look taller than 5'9 de niro 178 is a good guess but he looks way shorter than wilson in i spy
Tubbs said on 14/Oct/05
Murphy claimed to be 5'10 on one of his stand up videos, i think it was on raw filmed in 1987.
DP said on 11/Oct/05
I'm on the agreement with JS that Murphy's barely scraping by at 5'9". He's my height and does the same thing that I do....wears lifts. I can spot those guys wearing lifts because I'M ONE OF THEM!
Anonymous said on 27/Sep/05
If you watch Beverly hills cop 2, you see the scene outside the playboy mansion, chris rock is 5"11, and him and murphy seem the same height.
mcfan said on 18/Jul/05
I always thought Eddie looked 5'9-5'9.5, not 5'10.
GPM said on 12/Jul/05
He's shorter than Owen Wilson, and Wilson claims to be 5'9". Did you see them in that movie they did together?
British Guy said on 4/Jun/05
Eddie Murphy...

For Some Reason I Cannot Convince Myself He Is 5ft 10in...
Anonymous said on 6/May/05
5'10 with lifts but actually pushing 5'9
Big Dave said on 14/Apr/05
I agree with J. Eddie also looked about 2 inches taller than Martin Lawrence in that film, which would make him 5'9. I would say 5'10 is a bit of an embelishment.
J. said on 16/Mar/05
Eddie's 5'9" without shoes. Watch Boomerang. There's a scene of him barefoot with Halle Berry. He's easily 3 inches taller. So 5'10" is his height with shoes on. In that photo below with Singleton and Cube, he's 1 inch taller than Cube and exactly 3 inches bigger than Singelton. Don't let the high top fade fool you with that pic! :-)
Ricardo said on 19/Feb/05
Eddie Murphy is 5'8"

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