Edward Van Halen's Height
5ft 8 (172.7 cm)
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5ft 8.5in (174cm)
Paleman said on 27/Jun/18
172-173 cm range is probably a good shout for Eddie, Sammy Hagar seems to be the same height as well, if not a bit shorter. Alex always looks comfortably taller than Eddie & Sammy, and a little taller than David Lee Roth. I'd pin Roth at 181-182 cm whereas Alex looks like a legit, solid six footer. Wolfgang looks to be close to Alex's height as well.
RockNJoeAverage said on 3/Nov/17
I remember the episode of Two and a half men where Charlie Sheen is about to use the rest room and Eddie walks out (with his guitar no less). Charlie, who supposedly is 5'9", looked a good 2-3" taller. Two burritos and root beer float!
Rock&Roll101 said on 9/Aug/17
Here are the actual heights of all Van Halen band members...
David Lee Roth: 6-0
Sammy Hagar: 5-8
Gary Cherone: 6-0
Michael Anthony: 5-6
Alex Van Halen: 6-0
Eddie Van Halen: 5-8
Wolfgang Van Halen: 5-10
Dean said on 30/Jun/17
5ft9 back in the day at least
BillisaLefty said on 29/Apr/17
When he has big hair, he looks 5'9''. So probably 5'71/2''. Also, Roth is probably a little under 6'. I'd say 5'11''. He seems like one to exaggerate his height. Alex Van Halen is probably 5'11'', maybe 6'.
said on 24/Nov/16
No tag for guitarists Rob?
Editor Rob: I will add that one at some point.
Angel Death said on 11/Jul/16
I have not heard anything about Wolfgang's height but he does look much taller than his father (And more heavier too!). I'd say he's as tall as his uncle Alex. Maybe around 6-0. A lot of these rock guys keep in great shape too. Dave has been well known to go out for runs. He has said that he keeps quite active all his life so i'd say he's a health nut all the way. Eddie recently stated in a interview that he does a lot of pilates. And they don't eat much either. In a old interview i read, someone had asked Eddie what he ate and he said "I just had a tuna sandwich". I think Eddie has a gym in his house. A lot of them do!
Angel Death said on 25/May/16
Here's the actual heights of all the members. David Lee Roth stated in Metal Edge magazine back in 1997 that he is 6-0. Alex and Gary Cherone is around his height as well. Michael Anthony stated in a 1991 MTV interview when talking about Kiss that he's 5-6. Eddie has said many times in the past that he's short. So i'm guessing that he's 5-8. Him and Sammy don't look that taller from each other. Hagar looks around Eddie's height or maybe 2 inches taller.
Chris Holland! said on 15/May/16
How Tall is Eddie's Son: Wolfgang? He's A Pretty Big Dude! Most big guys look short but Could still be Tall when you get close to them! So someone tell me! How tall is Wolfgang?
Mike b said on 13/May/16
Met them all a few times back in the late 80's ....I'm 5'5 and Michael Anthony was exactly my height . Hagar which I see saying he's 5'10 was 5'7 tops. Eddie was around 5'8 and Alex was the tallest
BIG DAVE said on 22/Apr/16
Eddie and Sammy are almost the exact same height, Sammy being maybe a half inch taller. I met Sammy face to face in Dallas right before he went on tour with DLR in 2002 and the top of his head didn't reach my chin and I'm 5'11 1/2 so I don't think Eddie can be much more than 5'6 1/2.
Smackinjack said on 17/Mar/16
Michael Anthony once said he was 5 feet 6 inches tall....his own words, I heard it myself, Alex Van Halen is supposed to be A solid 6 foot and as for the Diamond one MR. David Lee I've always heard 5 ft. 10 even and Edward is 5 feet 8 inches especially in his younger days.....The band members height goes by 2 inch increments between each one.
Jeff Bailey said on 9/Mar/16
I've met him many times & even have plenty of pics hanging out with the guy. Sometimes I look a bit taller & sometimes HE looks a bit taller. I think it depends on shoes or hair! Lol I am 5'7"
Sean73 said on 1/Apr/15
I would say ED is a strong 5'7" guy these days.Alex about 4 inches taller.How tall do you people think wolfgang is?At least a strong 5'10'.He looks as tall,if not taller than Roth.
JB said on 31/Mar/15
More like 5'7" now. Not ruling out a possible 5'8" peak.
Brad said on 12/Jan/15
5' 7" in '15, imploding. Bad health issues.
mully5150 said on 18/Jan/14
Ed is 5' 7. Alex is just at 6'. How do I know? Spent a week with them. I'm 6'1. Ed was tiny next to me and Alex and I were pretty much eye to eye.
said on 10/Oct/13
I used to work at the music store Eddie used to buy his strings and amps. At his tallest, he is no taller than 5'7" at best. He is the same height as my sister (who also worked at the store).
[Editor Rob: hey, give me back my time machine John!]
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Either Downey has 3 inches lifts or Eddie is a bit shorter than this...
Arch Stanton said on 5/Aug/13
LOL at Eddie being 5'11"-6!! He's always looked quite short, especially around some of the taller 80s shredders. 5 ft 8 tops, 5'7.5" barefoot is quite possible.
gretsch said on 10/Jul/13
Whoever is claiming they met Eddie Van Halen and says he is 5'11-6ft either was high on drugs, thought they were meeting him and it was actually Alex Van Halen, or met a look a like that was taller.Or Eddie was wearing high lift shoes. Eddie and Alex walked by me back stage at MSG and Eddie is 5'7-5'8 and Alex was around my height at 5'11-6ft. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Pasadena said on 27/Mar/13
I grew up w/Eddie, Alex & Dave. I'm 5'9". Eddie was shorter than me so I'm guessing 5'7"-5'8"; Alex was the tallest of the three at about 6' and Dave was same height as my brother 5'11".
paciugo said on 2/Mar/13
he looked almost a head shorter than David Letterman in a 1984 appearances on his show. there's the video of that on YT.
LG69 said on 30/Oct/12
wong5150, No way is Eddie 5'11". I saw him pictured with 5'9"/5'9.5" Johnny Depp, and Depp had about 2.5" of height on him. At best i see 5'7" for Eddie.
wong5150 said on 21/Aug/12
i met the band in 1998 in park city - i would say that alex is 6' and ed was probably 5'11" or so.. michael anthony was maybe 5'5" and gary cherone was 5'10"ish
jim said on 5/Jun/12
I've met Roth, and he's a solid 6ft, could be 6'1", he was leaning a little bit against a wall. Have stood about 10ft from Eddie. I'm 5'11" and Eddie actually seemed taller than me. He looked to be a tall 5'11", pushing 6ft. NO WAY is he 5'8", that's crap. Sammy is 5'8", and a really good guy.
Lou Gubrius said on 1/Jan/12
Yeah, 5-8 is probably max for Hagar, I would think an inch or so less. I was thinking Eddie was closer to 5-6 than not but have to admit in recent pics looked more 5-8ish, tho didn't see if he was in boots which was possible. Roth is probably 5-11 at most these days.
Don J said on 29/Dec/11
I met him and the band in Sacramento, great guy, im 5'10 and I was at least 3to 4 inches taller.
raindance74 said on 26/Dec/11
Andrew you must be on drugs (5'11?!). Sammy himself said on Howard Stern he is 5'8". And that's probably stretching it.
Adam said on 26/Dec/11
There is just something weird, cause im sure he was tallere!!! David Lee Roth and Eddie is having circa the same height, and Dave is 1.82, so how can Eddie be 1.73...?
Adam said on 26/Dec/11
He can't be 1.73 cm! I have seen David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen standing with each other, and they circa had the same height! If David is 1.82 cm, then Eddie can't possiblely be 1.73 cm...?
Don J said on 24/Dec/11
Met him, 5'7 at most and really a nice guy.
clayton said on 2/Dec/11
I met Eddie and stood shoulder to shoulder with him. Im 5'8" and he was definately shorter than me. My guess would be 5'6"
Adam said on 5/Oct/11
I dont think its true! Take a look at the cover of the VH book "A Visual History" Eddie is the tallest of them all! And Dave is 182 cm.
Andrew said on 16/Sep/11
I met the band while working in a hotel. Based on my height of 6', Sammy is probably close to 5'11", Alex is about 6', Eddie about 5'8", and Michael is about 5'7"
michaelj said on 16/Aug/11
Sammy Hagar claims 5'8 in his book & Michael Anthony has claimed 5'6 before. So I'm gussing Ed is somwhere near the listed height.
John said on 18/Jul/11
eddie probably is about 5'9. mike is 5'7. al and dave are both probably 6'1. sammy is 5'9 also. him and eddie look to be the same. ed and al are both pretty skinny from all the drinking they do.
Joe Bloggs said on 9/Jul/11
That's probably why he married Val.
LG69 said on 15/May/11
Hey "Brad" are you Brad Savage?
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
Hetfield is 6'1"
josh said on 27/Feb/11
Alex was always the tallest in Van Halen and I'm pretty sure he's over 6 foot. There's a picture of Van Halen and Metallica on the net and he is taller than James Hetfield who is 6 foot I think.
mickey said on 12/Jan/11
To his own admission Dave is/was 5'11" in his platforms! It's in his auto biography book.
Octavia59 said on 29/Jun/09
Ed is 5'8" for sure; I met him in the 80s and I'm 5'9" - was just about an inch taller than him. He's absolutely gorgeous though - even without the "height"...!!
Doug said on 14/Jun/09
Has anybody noticed how since he got a haircut he's looking like Stefan Dennis (Paul Daniels) from Neighbours!! They are about the same height too.
glenn said on 23/Mar/09
shrunk to 5-6.5 late evening height.
RisingForce said on 22/Mar/09
I remember seeing Eddie listed as 5'11" in magazines. I'm shocked his height was inflated by that much. I always thought he was 5'9", but I guess 5'8" is more likely.
Anonymous said on 19/Feb/09
Met him at NAMM a few weeks ago. 5'7" morning height. Probably 5'6.5" through the rest of the day. Real cool guy. But definitely not 5'8" any more.
Doug said on 7/Feb/09
I was going to suggest 5'8" before I loaded the page, looks like a perfect example of a 5'8" to me.
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/09
he looks more 5'7ish in this pic
David Lee Roth said on 7/Dec/08
Yeah you guys have it mostly right, edd is 5'8'' and alex is 6'0''
Da Man said on 8/Nov/08
My God, Eddie sounds like an amateur there! WTF?
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It's a shame, he was brilliant but for years I've heard that he has a lot of really off nights. That version of Eruption was a sloppy mess.
mcfan said on 8/Sep/08
Eddie was 5'8 and Alex looked a hair over 6'0. Eddie looks like 5'7 now. Alex still looks 6ft.
Lego said on 16/Jul/08
how tall is Sammy Hagar, does any one know?
personally i think Eddie height has always been 5'8 to 5'8.5 tops not quite 5'9 though, i reckon he's lost some height lately though regardless of posture seem like a weak 5'8 now or around 171-172cm as if he lost nearly 2cm somewhere along the way and the exaggerated life he's led certainly can and will do that to you (if not worse) depending on your body own resistance and features.
he's an excellent guitarist though, no doubt, don't care about his personal life really it's his own, as long as he brings forth good music along with the band i'm more than happy, the rest is just blah blah blah.
Eddie Lover said on 21/Feb/08
I think Eddie is probable about 5ft 5 now, judging by the fact that he looks like a 70 year old nowadays.
Sakanna said on 29/Dec/07
Thank you Glenn! Alex always had the perfect posture and everytime I want to appear "taller" I think of how he carries himself and I try to do the same... it always work
Dale said on 15/Oct/07
I always thought Eddie was about 5ft 7,judging from photos-guitar size etc.
D. Ray Morton
said on 22/Aug/07
The new lineup, side by side:
glenn said on 22/Aug/07
actually,your right franco.absolutely right.
Franco said on 22/Aug/07
but don't you agree that Eddie looks in the 172cm range lately?
i know its a bit hard to spot a 1cm difference based on shoes and floor level but still....
glenn said on 19/Aug/07
al is 6-1 looking as big as 6-3 at times.even last week he towered 6ft david lee roth.
Franco said on 19/Aug/07
i was just thinking based on the latest evidence.....
does anyone else think EDDIE is 172cm now?
i get this impression he is shorter by 1cm now, not a huge difference but it does fit based on his latest pic/vid etc.
in the past he could look 176 to 178cm now he looks 175 to 177cm, a bit of an expert eye may pick this, i dont say i have a very expert eye or anything just just looks shorter 1cm to me.
I'm what I am said on 18/Aug/07
Alex carried something on his shoulder, so he was obviously shorter than he's in pic with Glenn. But I've rarely seen an artist over 6'. Alex looks 6' to me. No comment about Ed's height. He's small.
Mike said on 24/Jun/07
thats an old cover. theres a new magazine coming out this week with him now. he looks good. went to rehab in march. put on smae weight, cut his hair short and has a tan
Beazer Holmes said on 14/May/07
yeah, I saw a photo(graf) of him on a mag cover recantly and it looked like somebody elses's (much older) head on his body. hope the guy gets well from whatever is the problem currintly.
Brad said on 4/May/07
No, he looks great now. Short hair, tan, new teeth. Eddie was Dracula for years. Seagrams-beer chaser. I like Bacardi & Coke....heavy on the Coke with cubes.
D. Ray Morton said on 2/May/07
Wow, I thought Brad was exaggerating when he compared Eddie to Dracula. I just saw a recent Fender promo video for that new Van Halen signature striped strat thing. Ed looks AWFUL. It's disturbing how old he looks now.
Has Alex aged that badly?
Franco said on 1/May/07
Glenn says on 17/Nov/06
Eddie is Aquierius.January 26 or so.
SORRY for the mistake, the usual crappy magazines giving wrong info.....he still looks like RUSSEL CROW :D
Roger said on 14/Apr/07
any news on the re-onion? last I heard Edwerd was in "rehab" but nobody said what kind (rehab from having to be around Dave for a week, ha ha?)
Brad said on 20/Mar/07
They both speak fluent Dutch.
Tally Ho said on 10/Mar/07
Yep, always thought he was a 6footer (Al, not Eddie, ha ha).
Lmeister said on 8/Mar/07
I think that Alex has lost some height due to his lifestyle and injuries. Always has looked like a 6 footer.
Brad said on 7/Mar/07
1/3 of his tongue was removed by surgery. That must suck or not suck literally.
Yakima Boy said on 7/Mar/07
In that pic he doesn't look more than 2 in. above Edwerd. Definitely no moer than two or 3 in. above the rest there, and their all below avg. heighth.
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
alex is 6-1
glenn said on 26/Feb/07
alex is 6-1.i dont understand how you see 5-9 here.
Roger said on 26/Feb/07
anybody have a height on Alex? Always thought he was kinda tall, 6ft or more, but here he looks no more than 5-9 or so.
Snapper G said on 24/Feb/07
Yep, about 5-7.5 to 5-8 seems right on the mark.
Brad said on 23/Nov/06
No Michael Anthony in '07. Pathetic. I can't wait for Sammy to rip Eddie a new one. I don't care if he can play bass, the band will not be the same. I'm telling you, that 1981 series of shows I saw them were mind boggling. They were on fire. They blew the roof off Madison Square Garden and I saw all the usual suspects (Who/Stones/Zep/Sabbath,Floyd etc.) do near the same thing back in the 70's. You have to wait 6 months for a show like that nowadays. Back then: about every month.
Glenn said on 19/Nov/06
Thanks Anthony.true sf.
Anthony said on 18/Nov/06
Great pic, Glenn. 5'8 looks about right. Van Halen are one of the best.
sf said on 17/Nov/06
Brad- you're right - music DOES suck now. I mean CRAP? oh yea, the "C" is silent in that last word. I hate rap, and the idiots who think talking to a beat, or better yet, talking to someone ELSE'S beat is talent. No, just about anyone of us can talk and rhyme words. We've been learning to rhyme since we were kids. Music now is s*** - sorry if offend anyone - but, man it's all garbage and I can assure you we won't be hearing Britney Spears on classic rock stations in 20 years.
Think about Madonna - she's had a million hits and you NEVER hear her on a classic rock station. You never will. And, if I DO hear "Papa Don't Preach" or "La Isla Bonita" on my local classic rock station, I'll know it's time to put the gun in my mouth.
Glenn said on 17/Nov/06
Eddie is Aquierius.January 26 or so.
Franco said on 16/Nov/06
Eddie Van Halen face is identical to Russel Crowe and also both are ARIES sign lol strange concidence.
yup, seen him before live multiple times and 1.73cm is perfect.
Brad said on 7/Nov/06
Their '81 show at Madison Squarec Garden & The New Haven Coliseum were incredible. The entire lighting grid flipped over to read VAN HALEN in aircraft lights. They had speakers stacked to the cieling. I show teens snapshots I took of Van Halen, Zeppelin, The Who etc. in their prime and they all say "music now sucks, I want to go back 25-30 years ago".
Glenn said on 16/Oct/06
I never saw Roth with Halen.I was too young.my father tried to get tickets for the final 84 MSG show.sold out.I was old enough to catch some historical stuff,but to young where I missed tons of stuff.
D. Ray Morton said on 15/Oct/06
"I saw him on Ventura Boulevard 10 years ago and he looked like Dracula."
I laughed when I read this. (Sorry, Ed.)
"Those were the days."
They were at the top of their game in '81. I wish I could go back in time and actually get to see them live during that period.
Glenn said on 15/Oct/06
5-9 was possible.I doubt it though.he can look 5-9 in cowboy boots and slouch.
Anonymous said on 13/Oct/06
Impossible to tell Eddie's height with his terrible posture. I'd say 5'9 for Eddie if he stood up straight in his prime.
Glenn said on 12/Oct/06
Like myself,I shockingly heard he had or still has anxiety.which divorce will give you,as well as illness.
Viper652 said on 12/Oct/06
I do think Van Halen hit their peak in 1981 with Fair Warning. That was a heavy dark album.
Brad said on 12/Oct/06
That cancer thing I don't buy. I hear it was something else. I saw him on Ventura Boulevard 10 years ago and he looked like Dracula. Sammy is great! That guy won't shut up if you ask him a question. Mike is great also. Their 1981 show at Madison Square Garden was killer. You look at the garbage out there now compared to Van Halen hitting the deck in '81 on all 8 cylinders at MSG at volume 10 you want to cry. Those were the days.
Glenn said on 23/Sep/06
Thats 1996, 2000,2001 and possibly 2003 on attemps.there was 3 attemps for sure.possibly 4.
Anonymous said on 22/Sep/06
Boys you hear the strangest things about these guys, Roth did some tunes about 2001 w/'em, nothing came of it, they approached Patti Smyth and Mitch Malloy and some other guy to fill in, they did the Gary Cherone thing for a record, etc. Dang. Someone here said-maybe Eddie is the problem. Yeah I bet it's at least Partially true. Oh and I heard Eddie was about my height, 5-7.
Glenn said on 22/Sep/06
Thats nice to say about his son.Im sure Valerie would be proud.oh the wrath of Valerie he did fear once.I witnessed it.well,at least I knew one of my idols.funny,Sammy and Michael are the nice ones.
sf said on 21/Sep/06
Talk about nuts, too, and that's Eddie Van Halen. You're right - who does get along with him? I'm not saying Roth didn't have an attitude, and, of course, Sammy's his own guy, but makes you wonder just how much of the problems in the group are, and were, Eddie and not anyone else. His interview on Howard Stern, he was saying he cured cancer (probably from meth if you read between the lines), that smoking didn't cause it, that his son is 15 and "spanking it".
sf said on 21/Sep/06
Oh, I think he sang great in his Van Halen days. I mean, for who and what Van Halen was at the time, I thought Dave was perfect. At least the guy isn't boring - Front man to one of the biggest rock bands ever, semi-successful solo career, paramedic, terrible radio talk show host, blue grass crooner...
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
True.but the man is nuts though.how bizzare is it that 2-3 years ago he was working in the Bronx by my house as a Paremedic? and hung out in bars in my neighborhood(even as recent as 3 months ago),me unknowing.then hanging out in record stores I go to claiming that he would be worried if nobody approached him for an autograph.gets the radio gig and has security and detectives surround him so you wont get near him.hard guy to figure out.at least I taped myself on radio asking him a question about a prowler in his yard.whats more bizzare is I havnt seen the guy in 13 years! got 5 photos with between 1990-1993.the guy cant sing but is my favorite frontman ever.
sf said on 21/Sep/06
Not that I have anything against Roth - I think he and the boys were the best Van Halen. I'm not putting Sammy down, but Roth just had more attitude, presence, etc. Just a better front man. But, man, has he just destroyed his career. He gets the Stern/radio gig, and just screws that up. How many great chances does a guy get?
But, the bluegrass version really was embarrasing. Maybe seeing him doing it live was what made it so - he really just looked out of place. Maybe it's a lot better on the CD.
Glenn said on 20/Sep/06
Thanks sf.I have another group shot from 1991.this is 1993.I actually knew Eddie a bit once.dont get along with him now.who does?
sf said on 20/Sep/06
Glenn - I have to admit that's a cool picture of you with VH...
Glenn said on 20/Sep/06
Didnt see it.thank God.but,yeah thats what he has been doing lately.promoting a cd that country,bluegrass covers of VH songs.he sings on 2 or 3 tracks only.
sf said on 19/Sep/06
Oh my God - did anybody see David Lee Roth singing a "countrified" version of "Jump" the other night? It was a bunch of fiddle players and banjo players and Roth kind of singing "Jump" to a hoedown beat. There was even a banjo solo. One of the most embarrassing things I have ever seen.
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
Rudy Dutch? he world known to be Cuban.Tico Torres is Cuban as with possibly fellow skin basher Dave Lombardo of Slayer.also Al Jourgenson of Ministry.
Glenn said on 18/Sep/06
Mike was out of the band 2 times before.this is 3rd.he will be back Im sure.
Brad said on 17/Sep/06
Looks like VH will be the brothers & Roth in '07. Mikey & Cabo Sammy are out. Who on bass? Hmmmm. Rudy Sarzo would be cool. The guy cranks it out and I think he's Dutch to boot. He locked with Randy & Carlos both fast players. Carlos was amazing. Never got credit he was due.
Danimal said on 30/Aug/06
Sammy is officially 60 years old.
Glenn said on 30/Aug/06
Lmeister said on 29/Aug/06
How about Sammy Hagar? Red Rocker seems to be around 5'8'' in the pic. Nowadays he looks bit shorter maybe 5'7.5''
Brad said on 14/Aug/06
Mikey is 5' 6" every year at the NAMM show in Anaheim. His hair changes a lot. I think he got new hair each year. 5' 8" on EVH.All the drinking/smoking/no eating set his body to hell.
Robert said on 6/Jun/06
Man....! I thought Eddie Van Halen was like 5' 10" to 6" 0" ? Will someone tell me is Mikey around 5' 5 1/5" TALL HE SURE IS STOUGHT ! yOU ALL rOCK.
Ted said on 16/May/06
I always thought he was like 5'10" too, but Eddie is very thin. He said when he finished recording Fair Warning we only weighed like 125lbs. He is thin and had big hair back then, I guess that would give the appearance of more height, plus when someone is on stage the tend to look taller.
sgman said on 14/May/06
wow. and i thought this guy was atleast 5'10" from the way he looked on stage.
Sakanna said on 18/Mar/06
What about Alex? Is he over 6'?
Glenn said on 17/Jan/06
I just think he wasnt standing straight.could be 5-7.I think 5-8.
Danimal said on 13/Jan/06
Eddie and Sammy were on John Stewart in 1996 and they were all around the same height. Well maybe Stewart was slightly shorter than the 2 of them.