How tall is Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Runaway Train, The Specialist, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and The Doctor Who 1996 movie. He sometimes wears thick shoes in movies. Eric himself claimed "I am 5ft 11" in The Independent, Nov 26, 2007. This photo was from Collectormania 2014, he had a little bit more footwear.

How tall is Eric Roberts
5ft 8 Rob and Eric
I'm 5-foot-11. Right now as Eric I weigh somewhere between 147 and 152 pounds.
-- 1984

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 9.48in (176.5cm)
Current: 5ft 8.58in (174.2cm)
Nik J Ashton said on 3/Nov/19
He could pass for more! I love the back-2-back!
Lazar99 said on 29/Jul/19
Yes, however 5ft9 1/2 peak height
The Ben said on 21/Mar/19
Me at 6'0.25 with Eric
Super friendly guy, stood right on his tip toes and jumped up on my back.
With recent surgeries I'd say he was 5'8 tops.
He looked in good health and was moving much better than when he was featured Celebrity island with Bear Grylls.
A very cool guy to meet. Shame he didnt stand normally though.
Editor Rob
Although your link wasn't there, Eric seems to like posing like that, although you can see why I had to ask him not to do it, because he does go up on toes in his hugging style pose.
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/18
⭐️ I'm surprised to have found out that 'Runaway Train' was from the year 1985!
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Nov/18
@ Rob - I have some very recent films of his (horrors!), 😰 but what I would really like to get my mitts on is a copy of 'Runaway Train', 🚞 when he will most certainly have been at his peak. It's a long time ago (I'll have to check the year out), and Rebecca de Mornay was still sporting brown hair, 👩 so it's going back considerably; I think it might even be the 70's. They don't show it on the telly anymore, 📺 alas, but should I be lucky enough to acquire a copy, it'll be interesting to find out just how far from his 5ft11 claim he actually was! 🤣

Cheers Rob!
Editor Rob
I had that film on blu-ray, it was better than I remembered.

Actually after jenny got her eye done she has begun to notice some of the difference in quality between SD or dvd's and Blu-Ray or HD netflix etc.
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Nov/18
It looks like Eric is having quite a good day or you, Rob, are at your slightly shorter time!

Anyway, I like Eric's films and have quite a bundle of them. It's great that you could meet him, Rob - smashing!

5ft8.75 for now and peak?Hmmmm...hmmmm...5ft9.75! 😁
Editor Rob
I think his own height claim is hard to believe, but Eric losing some height isn't that hard - in the 80's and 90's he seemed taller than he is in recent 5 years.
MAD SAM said on 25/May/18
177 cm peak height, 174 cm currently
LT said on 24/Mar/18
Click Here Roger Ebert called him tall and thin.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
He looks nearer 5ft10 w/h Julia
Cacau said on 13/Jan/18
He looks so much taller than Julia.

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John said on 30/Dec/17
Classic 5'9 guy.
Ted said on 26/Oct/17
Current is accurate but peak was probably slightly over 5'9.
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Sep/17
He was never close to 5'10" and probably not anything over 5'9". He could look around 5'10", but habitually wore cowboy boots and Cuban heels. Look at the size of the Cubans he wore in The Specialist: Click Here Those heels look easily over 2" to me. In fact, they really don't look much less than the 2.75" heeled Cubans I have: Click Here He doesn't seem to wear big heels anymore, but you can see him tip-toeing recently. 5'8.5" may still be right, though 5'8.25" could be as well, especially since Rob met him a few years ago now.
Danimal said on 24/Sep/17
Slightly over 5'9" peak and 5'8"-5'8.5" today.
Bobby said on 19/Sep/17
Looks more 5'8.75 to 5'9 next to Rob. I'd say he was close to 5'10 at peak height.
Greg said on 19/Jun/17
"That's because he doesn't know who you are, Rob. To Eric, you were just a 5'10.5" fan, so Eric thought there was no harm as he at 5'11" would edge you out! However, if he knew you were 5'8" Rob of celebheights, things may have been different."

Really made me laugh!
RisingForce said on 16/Jun/17
That's because he doesn't know who you are, Rob. To Eric, you were just a 5'10.5" fan, so Eric thought there was no harm as he at 5'11" would edge you out! However, if he knew you were 5'8" Rob of celebheights, things may have been different.

But seriously, it's a cool pic and Eric seems like a decent guy.
Editor Rob: a list of celebrities who have ever visited this site would be interesting.
RisingForce said on 16/Jun/17
Pope of Greenwich Village is definitely worth adding, Rampage. Great film. Agreed Johan and correct on the cubans.

Easily 2" cuban heels in The Specialist: Click Here Explains how he looked almost as tall as James Woods
Cowboy boots in Star 80: Click Here
Cowboy boots again back in '93 on Conan: Click Here
Cuban heels again in Less Than Perfect promo pic: Click Here

If you look at the old 80s photo of Eric walking with Julia, he has cuban heels or cowboy boots again, but Eric should go back to the heels. It's better than doing all the ridiculous arm around the shoulder push down and tip-toe tricks that Rob and Mr. R described. Here's Eric caught in the act: Click Here He was one of the actors I was surprised was never more than 5'9", but it's no wonder he could pass for taller.
Editor Rob: to be fair to Eric, at least he did do a pose with me and I was very happy with him for it!

Else it would have been possibly useless!
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
I think he is 5 ft 8 flat.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/17
Also in Star 80, Pope of Greenwich Village, Heaven's Prisoners and The Dark Knight
Johan said on 2/May/17
5'8.5" tops nowadays and no more than 5'9" peak. He wore cubans alot to pull off 5'10".
RisingForce said on 30/Apr/17
Granted, there haven't been many votes, but I'm surprised the average guess is giving him near 5'10" peak or even the weak 5'9" range current since Rob said Roberts didn't look near 5'9" and had slightly thicker shoes than him. It seems like Roberts could even be 5'8.25" today, especially since the photo was around 3 years ago making the 5'8.75" guess more likely his peak height than current, though I think the 5'9" peak seems more fair. I believe I remember Roberts having Cuban heels in The Specialist, but Roberts must have had lifts too because if James Woods was 5'11" then Roberts pulled off about 5'10.5" in comparison since he was just barely shorter. Unfortunately, the one scene he shared with Stallone wasn't one you could compare height as the scene switched back and forth between Roberts' and Stallone's perspectives.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Nov/16
I would FAR sooner see an Eric Roberts film than one with his sister in it, although I have good films with both.
What really blew my mind with Eric, though, is that he was in the third 'centipede' horror film! All these films are well over-the-top to say the very least! The third one takes place in an unruly men's prison and stars Eric! The men are, eh, joined together to control them and cut costs!
Well, I must add that I thought Eric was about 5ft11, and am surprised he isn't taller than Julia! He must have a good sense of humour from what I can tell from his recent film choices and interviews in the 'extras' on the DVD's, which I so avidly watch!
Shredder said on 2/Nov/16
Rob , did this guy wear lifts? he looked the same as Patrick Swayze in the 80's.
Editor Rob: he has worn thick shoes at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
Also in Pope of Greenwich Village, Star 80, Heavens Prisoners, It's My Party and Inherent Vice
Ben Kenobi said on 19/Mar/16
Rob. I was watching Eric Roberts on "Lost Girl" recently. He looked around 5' 8'' to 5' 9'', about Paul Newman's height. However, most of his scenes had him standing by himself, so his height is tricky to determine. As far as his "arthritis," Roberts was involved in a bad car/motorcycle accident some years back, which messed up his legs/feet.
Editor Rob: when he walks I think you can see he isn't as mobile as he was 20 years ago.
Joe Posner said on 18/Mar/16
I was watching "Lost Girl" recently and got the feeling that Roberts looked about the same height as Paul Newman in his prime, about 5' 8'' to 5' 9'". Interestingly, many of scenes had him standing by himself, so it was tricky to really judge his height. As far as Roberts' arthritis, he supposedly got in a bad car or motorcycle accident, some years back, which really messed up his legs/feet.
Johno said on 1/Feb/16
Rob would be a fraction taller but 5'8 is fine.
Dmax said on 30/Nov/15
Ya Rob he looks 5'8 it's the hair making him look 5'8.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/15
I really thought he was 5ft11. Shocker. I'd love to meet him though. Great actor who should have had as big a career as Julia
Key said on 29/Sep/15
5'8.5 prime, 5'8 flat here. Mainly cause u list him with having extra footwear.
tony t. said on 4/Sep/15
5'8.25
Lol said on 15/Aug/15
Him and sly are always bird chesting. 5'7.5" for both.

8'6" for Steve Austin.
small guy said on 10/Jul/15
wore lifts for many movies giving him a 5'10" look. Great proportions make him look 6 foot.smal
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/May/15
Rob, do you think he'd measure taller than his little sister?
[Editor Rob: yes he would have.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/15
I remember him when he was a bigger star than Julia!
GP said on 27/Mar/15
Rob, I keep looking at your photo with and for some reason I can't see him at 174. I can see him at 173, 5'8"-5'8.25". If he has footwear advantage and more hair, then in my opinion he isn't over 173. He also appears to have better posture in the photo. I can also confirm that several years ago I met him and he had on lifts, so it is also possible that he has a little lift in his shoes. I think mr R met him him, I wonder what he thinks also.
[Editor Rob: one thing he certainly didn't look was 5ft 9 range, I think his sneakers looked quite normal, but seeing him walk, I think he has some arthritic issues, maybe with hips.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/15
Rob, what was he like in person?
[Editor Rob: he agreed to the back to back to he saved the picture from being half-worthless, so he helped the site, even though he might not have realised it!
He was fine with people and seemed talkative from those who got his auto. Sometimes there are actors who barely say a word...

I know it can be tough sitting for hours, but when you think about it - you are getting paid, how you treat fans, interact with them can actually help. They may go on and talk about how friendly/funny you are with friends or mention this on forums etc, may buy more of your tv shows, merchandise, movies etc...

Even guys who are generally cool and fun to talk with can have moments in which they are remembered more as a 'huh'...for instance with Jensen Ackles I got my auto, had a few words...then he began talking to another actor beside him and continuing to talk while signing Jenny's photo and basically not even looking at her. It's like getting served in a shop while the cashier is having a conversation with another work colleague...
]
Chris said on 22/Mar/15
His hair is 0,6mm thick
[Editor Rob: 1/4 inch...more than that.
]
CDS said on 12/Mar/15
"Roberts is height aware, with all the guys in front he was using some long-forgotten Stallone technique of leaning on their shoulder whilst going up on his toes - it looks as though they are dropping some height, but they aren't really. For me that is a no-go, so I asked him to do a back to back, which he agreed. He might have said no, a few have...]"

Burt Reynolds I think has been known to use this technique! In fact, I believe it was this site- and his page- that I first learned of it myself! LOL
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Feb/15
"Peak height was 5ft 9½in (177cm)"
Pierre said on 24/Jan/15
Hello,if Rob's and Eric's Shoes are similar,i think their heights are similar(eyes of Rob are shorter(1cm?)but pic forehead's rob is probably at similar height with eric.This two guys seem nice(excuse my english i'm french and speak english like an spanish cow probably)
i turn lesbians bi said on 15/Dec/14
5'8 no more or less
adam said on 18/Nov/14
saw him at a convention and he appeared to be 5'9" or maybe even 5'10".
Realist said on 6/Oct/14
@Simon his back is bending much more than Robs. Strong 5'8 is for sure, but you can doubt on 5'9.
judd said on 29/Sep/14
wow...salvatore maroni...XD...very very very close to you rob
Gonzalo said on 28/Aug/14
I thought he was taller, around 1`78. I am surprised.
Mathew said on 18/Aug/14
5'8.5", that's it.
Ras said on 29/Jul/14
I seriously doubt this guy is over 5'8.
User said on 8/Jul/14
Rob, how much is the difference between the two of you in this pic? I'm guessing 0.75 inch.
[Editor Rob: a small fraction, he already has at least a fraction thicker hair to start with ;)]
Sam said on 7/Jul/14
This guy strikes me as a guy who wouldn't leave home without his lifts when heading for a movie set, he really can fool you with a 5'10"-5'11" impression at times on screen.
With his estranged sister, at times he looks close to the same height and at times a few inches taller.
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Realist said on 3/Jul/14
Its a shocker for sure. As a earlier commented this is a very important pic: he does'nt look much shorter than Christian Bale in Batman.
the shredder said on 30/Jun/14
He is taller than Rob but not much , plus has a slight shoe over him , He is at least the same as Rob , but not a full 5 '9 .
Berek said on 25/Jun/14
5'11" only in his dreams. He must have a public height and a private height because there's no way he could pass himself off as 180cm to any friend who had ever measured themselves legitimately.
Trip Mcnealy said on 21/Jun/14
Wow I'm a bit shocked. Roberts always came off as a 5'11 guy to me. Perhaps his peak was closer to 5'10.
Mr. R said on 19/Jun/14
the shredder says on 17/Jun/14
Mr.R You were not so crazy lol , I had a crazy sighting also , Steven Yuen at 5'9 minimum. I do disagree with you on a few , I can't buy a 6'2 minimum Will Smith and a 5 '6 Martin Lawrence .

Thanks Shredder. I think. lol
the shredder said on 17/Jun/14
Mr.R You were not so crazy lol , I had a crazy sighting also , Steven Yuen at 5'9 minimum. I do disagree with you on a few , I can't buy a 6'2 minimum Will Smith and a 5 '6 Martin Lawrence .
James B said on 9/Jun/14
Doesn't look over 5'8 with rob
Realist said on 8/Jun/14
Rob this is a very important picture. It's gonna help u clear entire Hollywood. This puts Julia on 5'7 max. Cause this guy looks a legit 5'10 on screen.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/14
Oh Rob. But at least I hope that my Eric R gives you an idea that I am not always "out there" with my accounts. In all of the cases that I speak, I have met the person themselves.
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/14
Uh, Rob...Does that mean you might even take me seriously about other celebs I've met...Clooney, DiCaprio, Ruffalo, etc?
[Editor Rob: in some cases i can see how you can guess other heights, but I may not agree with some of them, I think Ruffalo's posture just makes him seem smaller at times.]
Supermann said on 6/Jun/14
Rob, it is every picture out there from every angle and stallone standing in front of the cast like many other cases. The difference between the two is very clear.
Supermann said on 6/Jun/14
Dear Rob how can you have roberts current height at 174cm and stallones at 175cm if you look at expendables red carpet event Roberts have a good 2 inches on stallone. It just doesn't ad up.
[Editor Rob: maybe he got a bit closer to camera than sly?]
Tim181 said on 5/Jun/14
He is also leaning more, anyway I am surprised he is that low.
Alex 6'0 said on 4/Jun/14
Looking at the picture he looks 5'8.25-5'8.5 but how much footwear advantage? 1/4 inch I am guessing. Looks like he'd be spot on with Rob barefoot then
Dmeyer said on 3/Jun/14
Rob he looks 1cm taller than you so 174cm but has a bit more shoes is 5'8.25 possible
Alex 6'0 said on 3/Jun/14
Looks like he would be the same as Rob considering the bit of footwear advantage. Rob you see him as taller than you? Its really hard to tell since it's only a fraction.
Mr. R said on 3/Jun/14
Ok Rob. Did I call this one perfectly?
[Editor Rob: yes, he is a height aware guy, and pushed and tip-toed with that pose he does...at least he agreed to my pose! He wasn't going to pull his trick on me ;)]
Hypado said on 2/Jun/14
Great photo, one my favorite actors ever!
the shredder said on 2/Jun/14
5 '9 max peak , Mickey rourke owns him.
Andrea said on 2/Jun/14
Rob, how did you convince him not to push you down? xD I've seen the other photos and he's always in "strange positions"... Btw, in this photo he looks similar to you... 5'11? O yeah!
ou812 said on 2/Jun/14
So he's shorter than his younger sister now?
jtm said on 2/Jun/14
i always knew he wasn't taller than 5'9.
linke said on 2/Jun/14
Yup looks 5'8ish. At his peak, probably one of the nicest looking guy in hollywood, still good looking guy though.
Brad said on 2/Jun/14
He did the elevator shoes and the G tip-toe when I saw him at a show. Surprised he was 5' 8.5". Movie magic.
mike said on 22/May/14
thanks for the downgrade Rob! this seems more accurate!
Andrea said on 20/May/14
Rob, big downgrade... ;) You said you didn't think he was upgrading himself by two inches but you decide to give him 5'9 peak... You met him?
[Editor Rob: well I'm going to agree with Mr R! I spent time with Eric and he is interesting! But he is now a bit arthritic, and I think he has shed half inch mid 50's.

And he wanted to do that 'friendly' pose R mentioned, and go on tip toes...he did it a lot in photos, a trick that he probably got from Stallone or G!]
SaveUsY2J said on 28/Mar/14
If I'm not mistaken, he's going to be attending this year's CM in Milton Keynes. Rob, will you be getting a photo with him to judge for yourself whether he's as tall as listed?
[Editor Rob: with the amount of work he does I'm surprised if he manages to make it to that event, but seeing the height trick he pulled with Mr R, I don't know...]
Mr. R said on 28/Mar/14
Rob, he is very height embarrassed! lol

At best he is 5-8.5.
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/14
This is the other pic that I took with Eric that day.

Click Here

Notice, how he is holding me down. Just before the picture snapped, he got up on tip toe again and he physically pushed me down so that I would not tower over him. This is why you can't simply look at pic comparisons to compare height. YOU MUST SEE THE FEET!
[Editor Rob: yep he outheighted you on that one, he seems like he is height aware]
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/14
He insisted that we do the sign for "peace out" which is a phrase that died in the 90's - like his career. lol
Mr. R said on 24/Mar/14
I hope this works.

I met Eric several years ago. If you look at this pic, he seems pretty close to my 5-11.5 But what you don't know is that right before the pic was snapped, he stood on his tip toes and pulled me down so I did not seem much taller than he was. He is 5-8.5

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[Editor Rob: that why you're sticking 2 fingers up at him :)]
jtm said on 19/Mar/14
didn't look taller than 5'8 in justified.
Mr. R said on 22/May/13
Eric is between 5-8 and 5-9. I have pic with him pulling me down to make himself taller.
vlad said on 20/Feb/13
RE: he was taller than Sly in 'The Specialist'. this is right.

I noticed some good elevator shoes on him in one scene with Sharon Stone (5'9? is she?) and he looked about even with her. Then again she had some lady shoes on as well.
Lo sgozzatore said on 23/Oct/12
Well, i dont think you should think that way... If anything, there are also celebrities that try to add 3 inches...
Lo Sgozzatore said on 22/Oct/12
Rob, could he be shorter than 5'9.5? I mean, he was in an italian tv series and he looked shortish! He was way shorter than Gabriel Garko, who claims 190. Could he be 5'9?
Lo Sgozzatore said on 22/Oct/12
Rob, could he be shorter than 5'9.5? I mean, he was in an italian tv series and he looked shortish! He was way shorter than Gabriel Garko, who claims 190. Could he be 5'9?
[Editor Rob: I dont know if he would add a full 2 inches to his claim, but he does sometimes wear big shoes to make him look a 5ft 10 guy.]
Mr. R said on 20/Jan/12
Eric is 5-8.5 I met him last year at an autograph show. When we took our picture, he stood on his tiptoes, and pushed me down so that I did not tower over him. I am 5-11.5 at the beginning of the day. I will fight to the death on this one.
Attila_194cm. said on 19/Jan/12
I think he was 5'10.5(179) peak,he looked 180 in 'Odissea',today 5'9.5(177),so 177cm is correct for Eric Roberts.
Big Boss Dawg said on 4/Jan/12
Looks here to be 5"10 with shoes in his youth, I think no more than a flat 5"9 nowadays, maybe less
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TruebloodFan said on 6/Sep/11
he was taller than Sly in 'The Specialist'. this is right.
dd said on 15/Jul/11
No way he is over 5'10" He must have been standing on a box.....
Red said on 25/Jun/11
Looks to be about 5'9.5" nowadays, being in his fifties may have lost height so at peak could have been close to the 5'11" he claims.
wtf said on 27/Jan/11
5'9.5" he claims only 5'11" this guy is 6'8" ive seen him measured in a jail shot. not probably 5'9.50" peak 5'8.75" today.
5'7.37 said on 15/Jan/11
6'1 Stone Cold towered him, so this height should be spot on.
Munto said on 19/Dec/10
Just watch him on The Expendables with Stone Cold. If Stone Cold is still a doubtfull 6'1, then this guy is not even remotely close to 5'11.
rk said on 6/Jul/09
well it states that stallone is 5'9 and in the specialist he is atleast an inch or 2 taller than roberts so he has to be atleast 5'7- 5'8 tops
James said on 11/May/09
He's only a bit taller than his sister Julia Roberts.
Sylver Stunner said on 4/Mar/09
He looks a bit small in Best of the Best compare to most other co actors
Mr. R. said on 24/Feb/09
Eric also wears a lot of boots with big heels on them in just about everything he does.
Mr. R. said on 24/Feb/09
For awhile, Eric was listed at 6-1. Now THERE'S comedy!
Gago said on 24/Feb/09
Met him at Spirit Awards afterparty, Rob is spot on with this.
Savannah said on 23/Feb/09
I met him the other night, shook his hand and told him in Pope of Greenwich Village. 5'7 tops
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/09
mohinder suresh( the indian actor) from heroes is 5'9 3/4 as he states himself and he was a strong half an inch if not 3/4 taller than roberts in the outside scene where the 2 of them meet in the end of season 1. same surface,same angle on them,similar footwear. I'd say he is 5'9-5'9.25 nowadays.(lost half an inch since the specialist when he was 38 and now 52).Not taller than Stallone. Shorther than 5'10 mickey rourke on a recent junket.about an inch smaller.And rourke ain't the 5'11 he claims, brad pitt was about an inch taller than rourke in normal shoes and pitt is 5'11,so rourke is indeed 5'10 I think,making roberts 5'9. Mohinder Suresh from Heroes was about 3/4 of an inch taller.
Anonymous said on 17/Feb/09
On google image search, the first picture is ER in a police mug shot. With the camera looking from down lower, it reads him as being 5'11" with shoes on. Are they lifts?
hoss said on 25/Jun/07
I've seen him in a movie, where he said he is 5'11, and after for a girl he said 6'0, but that's justa movi right
Brad said on 17/Nov/06
Rob pegged it accurate. Met him a few weeks in Burbank. Wears Cuban heels with low cut trousers.
dmeyer said on 30/Oct/06
5'11 was too gemerous for him thanks rob also stallone looked taller than him
Nolifts81 said on 27/Sep/06
I've met Eric Roberts and he is a weak 5'10"(177cm). Rob is right.
NICK STELLATE said on 28/Jun/06
THE PIC OF ME WITH ERIC ROBERTS FROM "GRAVES END"..WE'RE ARM/ARM....I HAVE NO SHIRT ON..MY HEIGHT IS E X A C T L Y 5' 10"--NO LESS!!! EVEN WITHOUT HAIR!!!!!5' 1O" THAT'S>>>> FIVE FEET ___ TEN INCHES___EVEN
Height Detective said on 23/May/06
In The Specialist Eric Roberts wear cuban heels , pay attention to his feet and you will see , you cant judge his real height from that film.
stAs said on 12/May/06
if he wears lifts it doesn't mean that he wants to look like 180 maybe he wants to apear like a 6ft guy. i think he is 179-180
Frank2 said on 25/Apr/06
I never met him. The IMDb lists Williams as being 6'2".
Frank2 said on 24/Apr/06
Eric is about 5'9". In The Specialist he was an inch shorter than 5'10" James Woods and about two inches taller than by then a shrinking Rod Steiger. Steiger was never more than 5'8" and always wore gigantic lifts, especially in the film In the Heat of the Night where he had to stand next to 6'3" Sidney Poitier. And he was still five inches shorter!

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This photo shows Steiger in the boots that boosted him by almost four inches: Click Here

Steiger wearing lifts: Click Here

Check this out: Click Here
It appears that Eric is about 5'10" with his shoes on.

Here's Roberts with Nick Stellate: Click Here
Stallate is listed on the IMDb as being 5'10" so subtract an inch or two and you'll most likely be closer to his real height.

[Editor Rob: I meant to come back to this guy...did you ever meet Steven Williams?

anyway on this page there's a guy standing beside williams who was certainly tallish on x-files and then same guy at top of that page is beside roberts...]

MaxB said on 3/Apr/06
Just watched Best of the Best. Eric was max. two inches shorter than James Earl Jones (6'1) when wearing those ugly big-healed boots. But when barefoot, Eric was the shortest of all competitors of 'American team' - he was 1 to 2 inches shorter than Chris Penn (5'11). The problem is that Chris wore Hat and there were many bad camera angles. Also, in some shots Eric didn't appear the shortest but those were shots where we couldn't see their feet.

Eric can easily look 5'11 when wearing big-healed boots - without them he is just another average height person - 5'9 (5'10 at the very best).
Glenn said on 13/Mar/06
Heard 5-10.
Alex said on 12/Mar/06
Looks like Chris Penn, who is 5-11, has about one to two inches on him in Best of the Best. I'd give him 5'9.5
MaxB said on 11/Mar/06
That movie is called "Best of the Best" (it also has a sequel - try to guess it's name :)
Jason said on 15/Feb/06
I remember he was in a martial arts movie (forget the name of it) a long time ago which involved tae kwon do matches/training, so I assume he would have been bare foot in quite a bit of it.
Mr. R said on 14/Feb/06
He never goes anywhere without those boots! I saw him from a distance, and I would say he is close to 6 foot in boots, 5-10 without.

[Editor Rob: the shoes he wears on his recent tv show look very similar to that of George Lucas...]
Adeli said on 14/Feb/06
Roberts looked 2inches taller, than Gere in Final Analysis. So, i go with at least 5´11 for Roberts. Gere, maybe 5´9.5 to 5´10.
Anonymous said on 10/Jan/06
stallone look the same as him in the specialist
Heightster said on 8/Jul/05
People look significantly shorter from a distance greater than 3 feet. Eric is somewhere between 5-10 and 5-11. But I think he has "bonus" hair.
Lmeister said on 24/Apr/05
Damn I really start to believe that Eric is close to 5'9'' take a look at this where he is stretching against John Ritter while John is slouching...Lovely Couple ; )
http://cache.gettyimages.com/thumb/2218917.jpg?x=x&a=2218917&b=editorial&t=1

[Editor Rob: I did catch that show he was on and he's STILL wearing those ridiculous elevator shoes...I guess it's part of the character ;)]
goobs said on 24/Apr/05
I was in a local airport north of nyc in the mid nineties and was shocked when he walked past me. I'm slightly over 5'9 and he was definately shorter than me by at least an inch and i was wearing birks! It was known that he had a home in Rhinebeck and this was the closest airport.
Issheuhboy said on 11/Apr/05
http://www.allisongordin.com/movies/fugitive/pages/eric_roberts_jpg.htm

One inch for hair, one inch for shoes - 5'9 (69in)?
db said on 11/Apr/05
I worked in a bookstore in Bev Hills back in early 90's. Roberts came in with a very hot blonde. I didn't know who she was with at first. I thought she had broguht her kid brother. He is small. On a step ladder he couldn't reach 5'11". This is not from watching films. This is an eye witness account. I give him 5'6" maximum.

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