How tall is Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker's Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as Platoon, Good Morning, Vietnam, Bird, The Crying Game, Smoke, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Phone Booth, Panic Room, The Last King of Scotland and The Butler.

How tall is Forest Whitaker
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Average Guess (46 Votes)
6ft 1.84in (187.6cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 31/May/23
Oh, that scene in The Crying Game when he needs to have a wee…..

Having been so entertaining by befriending one of his captors, played by Stephen Rhea, they sit laughing and joking and Forest tells a fable to Stephen. Then Forest needs a pee, but as he’s tied up, he requires Stephen’s help. When Stephen protests, Forest says, “It’s only a piece of meat…..” and other funny things!

Forest is indeed a tall man as we can see at the beginning when Miranda Richardson sets a honey trap in order to capture him. In comparison, her 5ft4.5 looks like it might belong to a schoolgirl!

Danimal said on 29/May/23
He's in his early 60's now and appears to have dropped height since his prime.
5'7 and a fraction said on 5/Mar/23
Didn't realize it was him in Good morning Vietnam, but guessed him around 6'2 anyway, seen as Robin Williams is around my height. Seems I was correct.
Under 6'2 these days though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/22
Likely a bit under this today, not sure only 6ft1 though
Almost 180cm guy said on 16/Jul/22
Now that Forest is 61 years old it seems he has lost some height by now. Maybe it's time for peak height, Rob? In him prime 6ft 2.25 looks fine. Here are a few more of his photos alongside Anthony LaPaglia from 1990: Click Here Click Here Click Here
He looked over four inches taller than him. Here is a photo of Forest with Sam Waterston and Dana Delany from 1993: Click Here
Forest looked about 1.5 inches taller than Waterston. In 1999, Forest really looked about four inches taller than Tom Sizemore: Click Here
Here's another photo of Forest and Travolta together from 2000, I can't see less than two inches between them, it had to be at least two inches: Click Here
A few more photos of Foresta with Gillian Anderson from 2006: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Rob, are you willing to give Forest a peak height of 6ft 2.25 and an current height of 6ft 1.75?
Editor Rob
1.5 today is looking closer
Robbe said on 28/May/22
Forest might have shrunkit lately. Looks surprisingly short compared to 6'2 listed Sting, and 6'3 listed Mike Colter. Same 6ft guy posing with them Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/May/22
6ft1½ now I can see but solid-to-strong 6ft2 guy in his prime, not under. In Street Kings he was comfortably taller than Keanu Reeves, like 1in+ and in Platoon he's tallest guy there
viper said on 28/Feb/22
Ray Allen never looks shorter than 6-4
Jtm said on 26/Feb/22
Barely 6’ with ray allen if the 6’3.5 measurement for Allen is true.
Hong said on 15/Jan/22
Click Here Here's Forest with 6ft2.5 listed Sydney Poitier, he's not looking the full 6ft2 in comparison to Poitier,either Poitier was 6ft3,or Forest was more 6ft1.5 at peak.
Tall Sam said on 30/Oct/21
He was pretty well edged by Liev Schreiber IIRC, at least half inch I think.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Oct/21
He looked very big in Fast Times but that was probably due to the mainly short cast. Had a better chance of a bit over 6ft2 in his prime than under. Today he's probably closer to 6ft1½
viper said on 1/Sep/21
He looked 6-5 physically in fast times at certain angles. Wild
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
He never looked like a legit 6’ 2” I think he’s about 6’ 1 1/2”
David Tang said on 15/Jul/21
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jun/21
Forest left a big impression in 'The Crying Game' and having just seen him again in 'Panic Room', the very same statement applies.

Although, as Burnham, he's originally part of a gang of home invaders, he takes pity on the young Mum, played by Jodie Foster, and her diabetic, insulin dependent daughter - Kristen Stewart, and ends up shooting one of the baddies in order to save their lives. Well done Forest! 😀👌

Six foot two.
Tall Sam said on 3/May/21
Would you consider a current height for Forest, Rob? I think he looks more around 6’1.5” recently.
Editor Rob
it's looking likelier that he might have lost half inch
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Apr/21
I watched Forest in 'The Crying Game' last night. He only makes a brief appearance, but it's a poignant one, thereafter the film centering round the life he left behind in London.

He looked startlingly young and towered over Stephen Rea, the angle certain scenes were shot making Forest look more than 3.5" taller than Stephen, though others did not!

6ft2, but he's very probably a bit less now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/21
Can look barely 6ft1 in photos now but probably can stretch over it
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Apr/21
Rob, is a bit under 6ft2 possible now?
Editor Rob
half inch loss is looking quite possible lately
Hong said on 12/Apr/21
Click Here Here's Forest's footwear.
Hong said on 12/Apr/21
Click Here Here's Terry's footwear it at that event,they don't look to high to give him a significant advantage,Forest was wearing a slightly flatter he.
Hong said on 12/Apr/21
Click Here If Crews is 6ft2 then Forest is not 6ft2,he looks about 6ft.5 in comparison,but footwear is not in shot so Crews could have advantage?but maybe not.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 11/Apr/21
186 cm max next to 188 cm terry crews.
Hong said on 19/Mar/21
Click Here Here's Silverman with 6ft1 listed David Schwimmer ,they both look the same height,so maybe Silverman was 6ft1, making Forest in comparison a weak 6ft2 as I said in my previous comment.If Silverman was just a flat 6ft then Forest looks max 6ft1.
Hong said on 19/Mar/21
Click Here Here's an interesting pic,Forest standing with 6ft listed Jonathan Silverman,they look pretty similar too me,with Forest having the edge but he definitely does not look 2 inches taller.
Hong said on 15/Mar/21
Click Here Here's Forest with Clint in 1988,Clint aged 58 was looking max 6ft3,Forest looks a weak 6ft2 in comparison,he's a bit slouchy in stance so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/21
half inch loss is possible but I doubt he's lost a full inch. He can look more 186-187cm nowadays. Prime solid 188cm no less, quite likely a bit over. Looked very tall in Fast Times, Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, enough to pass for 6ft3
Almost 180cm guy said on 28/Sep/20
Forest often had a bad posture but could still be a fraction of over 6ft 2. Here's another photo of Forest alongside Anthony LaPaglia from 1990: Click Here
And one more photo of Forest with Jonathan Silverman from 2003: Click Here
For this I found a photo of Forest next to RZA from 1999: Click Here
Forest and RZA looked like similar in height here but Forest's posture is clearly worse. Their shoes looked similar: Click Here Click Here
I think Forest could edge out RZA when measuring (20 years ago). Rob, will you give Forest peak height?
Editor Rob
I mean sometimes he could pass for it, so it's not entirely out of the question, but I haven't seen enough to think I will give him it today...but there's a ton of celebs keeping an eye on, too many in fact a t times!
Nik Ashton said on 8/Sep/20
@ Rob - What is the least he could be today?
Editor Rob
he might have lost half inch, but a full inch? I'd need to look more closely
Almost 180cm guy said on 5/Sep/20
Rob, as you said recently, Forest today at 59 may have lost some height by now. I think when he measure he is still over 6ft 1 but not quite 6ft 2 anymore. I think 6ft 2.25 as his peak height is correct because in 2000 Forest really looked no less than two inches taller than John Travolta: Click Here Click Here
Travolta was only 46 at the time so he couldn't lose anything noticeable yet. I found two more pictures of Forest with Gillian Anderson from 2006, although Forest again had bad posture: Click Here Click Here
Here is a photo of Forest with Anthony LaPaglia from 1990, Forest looked over four inches taller than him: Click Here
I found a few photos of Forest next to Jonathan Silverman from 2003, Forest looked over two inches taller than Silverman: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Finally, a few photos of Forest next to Marion Cotillard from 2005: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Seems like a fraction over 6ft 2 might suit him. Rob, can you give him a peak height of 6ft 2.25 and a current height of 6ft 1.75?
Editor Rob
A peak Forest may have had a chance of a strong 6ft 2, today he does seem to have fallen under 6ft 2...
Solomon said on 18/Aug/20
This guy was clearly shorter than Trai Byers in empire who you have at 6’1 186 if he is 6’2 then you have to change Trai Byers to 6’2 189
Editor Rob
Forest can look 6ft to 6ft 1 range at times, but he probably is shrinking now in late 50's.
Jkiller said on 4/Aug/20
6'2, nothing less nothing more.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/20
Very solid 6ft2 guy in his prime, possibly a bit over. Nowadays 6ft1½-2
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/20
🎁🎈🎂🎊 Happy Birthday Forest 🎊🎂🎈🎁

Wishing Forest Whitaker a fantastic fifty-ninth fun-filled Birthday! I was thinking about watching 'The Crying Game' earlier. Now I realize that another year's gone by and Forest has his 2020 Birthday today - amazing!

6ft2 😀👍

Sonny Black said on 12/Jun/20
Looks 6’1.75 - 6’2 next to 6’2.25 Morgan Freeman in the movie Johnny Handsome.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 15/Jan/20
Rob, I hope you looked at his old photos next to John Travolta, Gillian Anderson and Tom Sizemore and noticed some of his photos next to Gillian where his posture is better than usual. In 1996, Sidney Poitier still looked taller than him but this is another situation where Forest's posture was just weak: Click Here
Now you can look at his photos next to Laurence Fishburne from 1993 where his posture is bad again: Click Here Click Here
And now look at another picture where his posture is a bit better: Click Here
Their footwear at the time was similar: Click Here Click Here
Rob, remember that you met Gillian Anderson and Tom Sizemore in person. Would you say that 6'2.25" is still possible for his prime?
Editor Rob
I see why people would give him 2.25 as a peak.
Nearly 180cm guy said on 9/Jan/20
Maybe the peak height of Forest was indeed 6'2.25". In 2000, Forest looked at least two inches taller than John Travolta: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
And now you can look at the Forest picture next to Tom Sizemore from 1999, he looked a good four inches taller than him: Click Here
Another person you Rob met personally is Gillian Anderson, Forest met her in 2006 although in many photos his posture is just weak: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
However, there are a few photos in which his posture is slightly better: Click Here Click Here Click Here
We must also remember the difference in footwear because Gillian was wearing heels. Rob, you said we could make a case for him that he looked like a fraction over 6'2" in his prime. Could you give him that figure?
179cm guy said on 28/Jul/19
Rob, how would you rank Forest, Samuel L. Jackson, and Morgan Freeman from shortest to tallest at their respective peaks?
Editor Rob
Freeman I feel has the better chance of 189 in his peak, though I can see the case for all 3 having looked a fraction over a flat 6ft 2 during their prime.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/19
🎂🎈🕯️ Happy Birthday Forest! 🕯️🎈🎂

Many Happy Returns of the Day to this brilliant actor!

He was just SO good in 'The Crying Game', and although he was killed off early, the film is still all about him. His banter with Stephen Rea is just SO FUNNY!


Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Apr/19
6ft1½ today wouldn’t surprise me.
Gracian said on 25/Nov/18
As far as Forest is concerned, I would not go below nor above 6'2" this list is good and he sometimes holds a bad posture. In 2011, Whitaker and Morgan Freeman looked very similar in height, Whitaker also looked about 4 inches taller than Cuba Gooding Jr. Here are the photos from 2011:
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They both had an advantage of hair over the Forest, as I have mentioned, I'm sure Forest was 6'2" in his prime and today, when he is 57, he can only have 6'1.5".
However, looking at Freeman and Whitaker side by side in 2007, then Freeman looked taller than Forest even considering Freeman's hair.
Here are the joint photos of Forest, Morgan and Sharon Stone from 2007:
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Freeman may have a decent chance to peak height 6'2.5", it seems to me that only in the 70's of his life he lost a little height.
I think 6'2" is a good mark for him, but Samuel L. Jackson looked taller than Forest in January 2009 (Samuel was 60 years old at the time). Please Rob, look back at Forest photos next to Samuel in January 2009:
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I still think that 6'2.25" would be better for the peak height of Samuel. Today, I believe that Forest looks more in the 187 cm range.
Rob, what are your thoughts on Forest, Samuel and Morgan?
Dejavu said on 29/Apr/18
He looked shorter than Garrett Hedlund who I think could be 187cm. I think he can look 6'1 in bad posture
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/17
Says Arnold Schwarzenegger is 6'2 and Forest clearly taller in movie ThebLast Stand.
Animus said on 10/Dec/17
He doesn't look like a full 6'2 these days. He could be 6'1½ now.
Rising - 174 cm said on 13/Aug/17
Oddly, on the backdoor pilot episode for Whitakers' short-lived Criminal Minds spinoff, he really didn't look taller than Thomas Gibson who often doesn't look the full 6'1.5" he's given on this site. I'm not saying that Gibson's listing is wrong, but I expected Whitaker to look clearly taller. Based on the episode, I'd have guessed them both around the same height. Whitaker was 48 at the time, so height loss would probably be minimal.
JJAK said on 30/Jul/17
I dont see anything over 6 2 peak watched him since before he was even known.
Always did a good job on support roles definitely earned his way every step of the way.
He has made many lack luster movies worth a watch, comes off tall most times.
I say give him his 6 2 claim, I would lay odds he is shorter than Idris Elba or peak Rain Wilson.
El said on 24/Jul/17
When standing with a straight posture he is 188, maybe even 189. But usually due to posture he is 186/187
J World said on 10/Feb/17
Looks 183cm these days but maybe that is because of his posture.
S.J.H said on 21/Oct/16
Whitaker make arnie look 5'11ish lol
berta said on 8/Sep/16
if i would shose 186 ore 189 i would have said 186. Althoug i Think he is 187
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/16
Peak: 188-189cm
Today: 187-188cm
Canson said on 30/Jul/16
Rampage and SJH have it right. Legit 6'2 prime maybe still that or slightly under today
S.J.H said on 11/Jul/16
6'2 peak and 6'1.75 now not taller than 187.5cm for sure a solid 187cm guy
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jun/16
@berta: he may be heading direction today but peak he was a big 6ft2 guy.
berta said on 10/May/16
if you look at photos of him with Matthew fox who is listed 187 they are the same height ore Matthew is 1 cm taller . I Think Forest is 187 no taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/16
Rob, how tall do you think Idi Amin was?

I've heard 6ft3 and 6ft4. They deliberately made Whitaker look more massive in LKOS
jervis said on 27/Apr/16
That's Borsari images Clint taller than him at time of bird.
jervis said on 23/Apr/16
There are some photos of him and Clint Eastwood at the time of bird,Clint has about 2 inches on him,you can see these photos on Peter Brosari website serch for Clint Eastwood,there are also lots of other photos to
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/16
Rob, also in Fast Times At Ridgemount High

Looked strong 6ft2/weak 6ft3 range in that.
jtm said on 30/Sep/15
he was around the same height as freeman in 2011 but that's because he had a footwear advantage and freeman isn't 6'2 anymore. he was always shorter than freeman in the past.
i will admit whitaker's posture is terrible but that's not enough for me to accept that he's over 6'1.
SJH said on 26/Sep/15
Exactly same height as morgan freeman. Very tough 6'2 and maybe 6'2.25 at peak
Sam said on 15/May/15
Rob can you change the first sentence to the following "American actor best known for roles in films including Platoon, Good Morning, Vietnam, Bird, The Crying Game, Smoke, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Phone Booth, Panic Room, The Last King of Scotland and The Butler."
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/15
He can look 187-188cm today a lot.
MrTBlack said on 30/Apr/15

He's probably 6'3.5"-6'4" with sneakers on.
Andrea said on 29/Apr/15
He looks 3 good inches shorter than Tim Robbins (and this was in 2005, so i doubt he already lost some height back then)... In Taken 3 he can look between 6'1 and 6'2! Also he is NOT taller than Matthew Fox (who is 6'1.5 at best)! 6'1.5 is fairer, IMO!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/15
6ft3 out of bed peak.
Dejavu said on 22/Feb/15
He had a strong inch on Keanu Reeves.
josey wales said on 20/Feb/15
A weak 6'2" nowadays. But not by much
Dejavu said on 19/Feb/15
An undisputed 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/15
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Rob, you need to look at these.
VT said on 23/Jan/15
I watched taken 3 yesterday and him and Liam neeson stood facing eachother and whitaker is about an inch shorter than a strong 6ft3 neeson
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jan/15
Viper, I thought you were giving this guy 6ft?
Viper said on 15/Dec/14
Is it me or does he look taller than 6'2 in Fast times at ridgemont high
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Can look 6ft1½ a lot now in movies like The Butler and I wonder how he'll stack up next to Liam Neeson in Taken 3.
Jon said on 23/Oct/14
What would you say his head size is Rob?
Editor Rob
probably very near to 10 inch mark
Judd said on 19/Oct/14
solid 6'2" when he was young, but today 6'1.5-1.75" is better...he need a downgrade
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
In Platoon he could pass for 6ft3. He was taller than 6ft1-6ft2 range guys like John C. McGinley and Mark Moses.
Dejavu said on 6/Aug/14
Definitely a 6'2 in his peak.
Mr. R said on 29/Apr/14
Forest is a full out 6-2. I saw him again last month at an awards show.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Apr/14
He looked 6'2 in Bird.
PeteClone said on 26/Apr/14
I remember seeing him in Fast Times and Ridgemont High and getting the impression that he was huge (6'5 was my guess). I'm really surprised to learn he was closer to my height (I'm 6').
Edlt2882 said on 4/Dec/13
A few years ago I was an unpaid extra in a movie in which Forest was one of the starts. I shook hands with him, and placed him at about 6'2" (I'm 5'7"). But the shoes he was wearing might have given a 1-2 inch lift, so I would say he's somewhere between 6'0"-6'1" now.
cole said on 19/Nov/13
I wouldn't believe over 6'2 now a days. He has a horrible posture though. You can see that his shoulders are much higher up when compared to 6'-6'1 guys like Keanu Reeves for example. They only looked close in height in Street Kings because of Keanu standing with perfect posture and Forest slouching heavily. There is a chance he's hovering around the 186-187 cm mark, but nothing lower than that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Oct/13
"Forest Whitaker height: 6ft 2.25in (189cm)"
Viper said on 6/Sep/13
Looked no taller than 6'1 in the Buter. Sometimes as low as 6'0. He was standing side by side with Cuba Gooding.

He certaintly isnt 6'2 anymore, If he ever was.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/12
Can look up to 6ft2.5(189cm). I wouldn't bet any lower than the listed height.
Josey Wales said on 6/Dec/12
I would also say a weak 6"2". Lost weight. Not sure if it was for this role though.Geez quite big feet - lol. But a gentleman for sure.
James said on 10/Nov/12
Legit 6'2 peak. Today between 6'1-6'2
Larc-186.7-188.6cm said on 17/Oct/12
Still looks 188cm next to Tim Robbins, his posture isn't great but he hasn't lost height...yet.
matt678 said on 26/Sep/12
heshis posture is terrible he can look 6 foot flat sometimes but when he stands up sraight i think 6 ft 2.5 is possible
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
Looks 185 cm flat next to Tim Robbins, always thought he was a flat 6´1".
ilijander said on 22/Jan/12
he is 188 for sure
DejaVu said on 24/Dec/11
He can look 6'1-6'2.5.
Silent d said on 14/Dec/11
Little taller than keanu reeves in street kings. 188cm. Always thought he was 185cm.
LAN Jiao said on 30/Oct/11
i think he is 6'1.75 if he manage to stand tall if not he can look naturally from film/picture only 6'0-6'1. at peak he had better posture and could look 6'2.5 sometimes.
LAN Jiao said on 24/Oct/11
Had very bad posture nowadays. Maybe a pull 6'2. Look 6'1 often in picture
DejaVu said on 7/Sep/11
I think he is still 6'2 if he stands straight.

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James said on 15/Aug/11
6'1 flat?
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James said on 4/Jul/11
187cm isn't impossible
XistenZ said on 18/Jun/11
He might be 6'2, but his posture is terrible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/11
He can look as low as 186cm when hunched...but up straight he's 188cm on the nose. Bang on the same height as Matthew Fox in Vantage Point
James said on 11/Jun/11
i think 6ft is too low actually.

I think he is 186-187cm range
James said on 3/Jun/11
did look a legit 6'2 next to liev schreiber
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/11
Not buying 6ft or 6ft1...James you need to take into account that he's a heavily built man whose posture isn't among the best, so he can be perceived as being shorter.

Okay maybe I was going a little far claiming 189cm. 188cm on the nose is fine for him. But straight out of bed he'd easily measure over 6ft2
James said on 31/May/11
I think he looked maybe 6'1 (185cm) in the crying game? In Phone Booth smeemed no higher than 6'0.5 (184cm).

Today probably around 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
I'm still convinced he could be 188/189cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/11
Okay James in fairness to your argument, I saw Good Morning, Vietnam last night. It was made in 1987, which means Whitaker would have been 26. He never appeared more 5 or 6 inches taller than Robin Williams who is 5ft7...
James said on 22/May/11
In Phone Booth just looked 6ft. Although did look a bit over 6ft in the Crying Game.

Still not convinced he's 6'2.
Legend said on 4/May/11
He's not over 6'1.25 to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Apr/11
I think he's just over 6"2...
Matt said on 25/Apr/11
Was he wearing lifts in Fast times at ridgemont times or something? He looked huge in that movie, even taller than 6'2", like 6'4ish.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Apr/11
188-189cm is closer....
James said on 22/Mar/11
I think sometimes he can look no taller than 6'0 but maybe 6'1 range if he stood better? 189cm in shoes.

Anyway I think Forests height is 6'1.5 (187cm).
ikbtops said on 27/Feb/11
His posture is almost always bad. If he was trying/gave a s***-189cm def.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/11
He's not 50 yet...Rob is 189cm possible?

Editor Rob
I think 6ft 2 is a fair mark for him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/10
I'm with Mr. R...the guy is a shade over 6"2 when standing tall
James said on 3/Dec/10
Well maybe it his posture? Did not look over 6'2 in Color of Money.

maybe still 188cm today and heading towards 187cm in a few years. appearing 6'1 with bad posture and 6'2 stood up straight.

I am with Mr.R though with Keanu Reeves in street kings if Keanu really is genuingly 185cm then I agree Forest could be 189cm but with Jonathan Ross he looked 6'1 with poor posture so maybe its more of a case of keanu reeves being a weak 6'1 like i thought he was?

In his 20's possibly 189cm and today 187-188cm.
Rampage-Clover said on 26/Oct/10
more like 188-189cm with good posture.
Hugh 190cm said on 8/Jun/09
Rob, Mr.R saw this guy at a shade over 6ft2. Any thoughts?
sidewinder said on 26/Apr/09
Here is Whitaker with 6 footer Quaid...maybe he is really just around 6'1 nowdays Click Here
Doug said on 1/Apr/09
I've seen a picture of him and Clint Eastwood and they are the same height. I think he is nearer 6'1" now like Clint.
jordan said on 26/Mar/09
lol people need to stop saying towering when someone is only a couple inches taller then the other person
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 14/Mar/09
6ft2 to 6ft2.5
_-_-_-Hugh-_-_-_/ said on 2/Mar/09
No I think 6ft2 tp 6ft2.5 is better.
Nick said on 13/Jan/09
this guy seems like the only celeb on this site that is actually lives up to their proported height...
Arikado said on 23/Dec/08
is he really 6'2 he doesn't seem to be taller than keanu.

actually they look quite the same height i give him 6'1 1/2.
Hugh said on 13/Sep/08
Saw him from about 10 feet last week. Seemed 6ft2ish. Posture though.
Hugh said on 13/Sep/08
It's 'noticeably' taller then. Quaid is definately not shorter than 6ft.
Hugh said on 31/Aug/08
Full 6ft2 now. 6ft2.75 at his peak. He towered over Quaid in Vantage point.
runt said on 26/Aug/08
Lets face it. All male celebs wear lifts; even the tallest ones. That explains all the variability and variable comparisons. don't belief the 'never wears lifts' rumors. The women wear heels and the men wear lifts--period. When we compare two male actors we are comparing lifts not bodies.
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/08
Forest is a full 6-2, and before he went on a diet, he was a very huge man.
Jay said on 14/Jul/08
After watching some of his movies and comparing him to other celebs, John Travolta and Keanu Reeves, I just don't see him being a solid 6'2, he seems to be just under that. There were times in Street Kings where him and Keanu were the same height and at times Keanu looked slightly taller.
Dsmooth said on 1/Jul/08
Interesting that Forest and Will are about the same, Will actually looking slightly taller.

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Matt said on 22/Jun/08
Basketball players lie abotu their height for many reasons.

It suited barkley to say he was only 6'4, in the same way it suited Lebron james to say he was only 6'6 when he was really 6'8..
Shaq said on 20/Jun/08
Glenn here is Charles Barkley barefoot next to 6'3" listed Kenny Smith who is probably atleast 6'1.5"
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Barkley and 6'3.75" Dwyane Wade
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Barkley and 6'7" Magic Johnson
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Barkley and 6'7" Dominique Wilkins
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Barkley's mugshot
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By the pictures you're probably thinking what's the mystery he's around 6'6" like he's listed....but Barkley for years has claimed to be around 6'4" which makes no sense.
Hugh said on 6/Jun/08
After seeing him with Ferguson I'm convinced he's 6ft2.5-6ft2.75.
Vegas said on 2/Jun/08
ferguson was born in scotland, i ain't scottish :P

if he is a legit 6'2 like you claim then so is cena with cena wearing very low sneakers there looking to be giving him <1 inch
Danimal said on 2/Jun/08
Vegas says on 2/Jun/08
craig ferguson 6'2?? but he is no taller than john cena Click Here

there ain't 2 full inches between forest and ferguson in your vid either danimal

YES, Craig is 6'2". He's had WAY too many guest on his show who were legit 6'3"-6'4" men, who had 1-2" MAX on him. Maybe you don't like Craig because he turned his back on your Country, OR because you enjoy contradicting everything that I post.
Danimal said on 2/Jun/08
glenn says on 29/May/08
i agree 6-2 is absurd.6-3 at least.

Thank you Glenn. I say he's at least 6'3". I met the man at a club here in Montreal. This was years ago when I was bartending. He dwarfed my bouncer in height and width. My bouncer was 6'1.5"-6'2" and was about 240-250 pounds. This was a good 6 years ago, if not more.
Vegas said on 2/Jun/08
craig ferguson 6'2?? but he is no taller than john cena Click Here

there ain't 2 full inches between forest and ferguson in your vid either danimal
glenn said on 2/Jun/08
viper-thats kinda coming back to me now.i do remember this mystery now.what do you think he is?
Viper said on 2/Jun/08
Basically Barkley can look as low as 6-4 to as high as 6-7.
glenn said on 31/May/08
viper-explain more in the variable heights.thanks.
Viper said on 30/May/08
Nobody can figure out what Barkley's height is. Hes the biggest mystery out there in my opinion. Especially since he doesnt wear lifts.
glenn said on 30/May/08
whys that viper? i dont know barkleys history or height.only his face.
Viper said on 29/May/08
Hes like the Charles Barkley of hollywood.
glenn said on 29/May/08
i agree 6-2 is absurd.6-3 at least.
Danimal said on 28/May/08
This height is WAY too low for Forest. Just saw him on Craig Ferguson. Whitaker has 2" full inches on Craig who is 6'2". Forest was wearing flat shoes: Click Here
Danimal said on 21/May/08
6'3". Met him in my home town at a night club. Has lost A LOT of weight, but still a very tall man.
runt said on 21/May/08
With John Travolta

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Anonymous king said on 19/May/08
hes 6ft2.5 to 6ft2.75.. no way 6ft2 only..
Ian said on 17/May/08
Wow he really has shrunk. I saw him on Johnathan Ross (6ft1.5) show others here saw the same as me he was shorter than him. I guessed 6ft. Yeah he looks massive in the top picture easily 6ft 2 there.
Yaspaa said on 16/May/08
That first picture makes him look 6'4,we know that is not correct however so this is a prime example of a deceiving photo.
Mattiew_- said on 16/May/08
Funny how he towers Glenn in the first pic ...

Now that's what I call a legit 6'2 (1st pic) in comparison with Chuck Liddell or Tito Ortiz's pic who's 6'2 are more than suspect to me ...
Nelssoni said on 11/May/08
Hmmm to me he looks taller than 6'2 top pic... imo.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 11/May/08
A legit 6'2 in the top however looks to be 6 feet beside Glenn He might have a posture problem those days; he looks between 6 and 6'1 tall
Jake Is Back said on 10/May/08
At least 6'2" in the top pic, actually. Although not in the bottom pic. 6'2" it is.
Hugh said on 4/May/08
I think it's ridiculous to even think that Whitaker is below 6ft2.
Hugh said on 4/May/08
He's more than 6ft2. 6ft2.5. Vantage point says it all. He looks 6ft4ish next to Denis Quaid.
Brah said on 30/Apr/08
Was taller than Keanu Reeves in "Street Kings" by 1 inch.
b-nn said on 18/Apr/08
He looked like those 6'4 fat tummy big guys in Street Kings!
Anonymous king said on 29/Mar/08
Forest Whitaker is huge.. looks tower every co star in vantage point.. hes much taller than 6ft denise quaid and about 1in over 6ft2 matthew fox.. this guy is really taller than 6ft2.. he even gives impression taller than 6ft2.5 morgan freeman and 6ft2 samuel L.jackson..
glenn said on 25/Mar/08
for now it only by a scanner once a week.ill try this weekend.
GSP said on 25/Mar/08
had i known there would be this much attention i wouldve sent my 3rd recent pic with him to rob."

Is it to late??
glenn said on 25/Mar/08
had i known there would be this much attention i wouldve sent my 3rd recent pic with him to rob.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/08
the first picture looks close to 6'2, but the second one looks a little under 6'0, the pictures are really wierd.
derek d said on 24/Mar/08
You people seem to forget that Glenn is closer to the camera in that second picture... Its making Glenn seem taller than he really is... its all about perspective.
Jordan said on 24/Mar/08
Looks 6'3 or 6'4 in the first picture and only about 6'1 in the second one
Hugh said on 22/Mar/08
Looks anywhere from 188-192cm.
dmeyer said on 21/Mar/08
from wath i recall he waz 2.5 in taller than but he had converse so exactly 188 cm could be 187 strong now does look proper 188 with glenn
dmeyer said on 21/Mar/08
look 6 ft 2 in bothy pics can look 185 cm insome pics but it is just posture i met 4 years ago he was6 ft 2 he is alest 6 ft .15
anonymous said on 13/Mar/08
in the top picture, he does look an easy 6`3.
Yaspaa said on 9/Mar/08
These two pictures are a prime example of camera angle's. He looks 6'4 in the top picture.
glenn said on 25/Feb/08
i have a 3rd,recent and possibly best pic yet for judging ill post soon.
Anonymous said on 22/Feb/08
Forest looked the same height (maybe half an inch taller) as Jonathan Ross on the show tonight.
Valeri said on 22/Feb/08
Matthew Fox,whos 6'2 was clearly taller than Forest,at least an inch.Check the vantage point premiere shots.He was barely,like half an inch taller than Dennis Quaid.
runt said on 7/Feb/08
vegetarianism makes you shrink?
Kid-Icarus said on 6/Feb/08
Forrest Whittaker is 6'2" max. I'm thinking more like 6'1". He probably lost height early due to vegertarianism and poor posture.
Ivan 6'2.25 said on 13/Jan/08
if morgan freeman nowdays at least 187 cms he looks to be 184 cms.
Jeremy Irons had a half inch taller than him.
kenneth198 said on 30/Nov/07
he looks 190 beside glenn.. his more like 6ft2.75..
I Know It All said on 17/Aug/07
As usual, some ppl r wrong, some r right! Glenn is correct! He's not 6'4", I'm ALMOST 6'4"! He's 6'2" with a possibility of 1/2" or so taller when he was younger! He looked massive in Fast Times @ Ridgemont High, but I guess not so much in real life!? Example: Glenn would be around/below a 6'4" person's bottom lip! sorry if I'm getting too technical! lol
Anthony said on 16/Aug/07
Whitaker did not shrink.
saga said on 1/Jul/07
runt, why should a 6'0+ man wear lifts? You guys always think that people wear lifts but I guess only few people/actors really wear lifts..but shorter actors like Stallone, etc.. People over 6'0 do not have to wear lifts. Well i'm 6'2.5 barefoot and i'm almost 6'4 in with this kind of lifts i could be 6'4.5-6'5, but why?? I don't want to be that tall!! And i think most of people won't..! Well, in old movies he looks 6'2 for sure, he was a big guy but nowadays in recent pics he looks shorter like 6'0 or 6'0.5 max. He has definitely lost about a couple of inches.
runt said on 29/Jun/07
could not have lost 2" in a short time span. He had to be wearing lifts in the top pic. He's 1/2" shorter than Will Smith
saga said on 29/Jun/07
In the first pic i would say near 6'3..he was noticeably taller than Glenn but below i don't see that difference. It seems like he has lost 2 inches.
So he was a solid 6'2 but now he's only 6'0.
This is why he looks shorter than Morgan Freeman(6'2.5) or Will Smith(6'1) now.
Arjun said on 25/Jun/07
Looks 6'3" in the first pic, Glenn is closer to the camera in the second.
Derek said on 11/Jun/07
He didn't look over 6'2" with James Avery.
venus said on 10/Jun/07
He looks 6'2 to me.
Alex said on 10/Jun/07
He does look 6'3 with Glenn.
glenn said on 10/Jun/07
to me,he seems 6-3.
Mr. R said on 10/Jun/07
I used to see him at 7-11 when I lived just below Glendale, California, just outside of LA. One day, I was right behind him in line. He was at least 6'2", if not a little taller. He was also quite large then. He has lost a lot of weight since the last time that I saw him.
G-unit said on 9/Jun/07
man, he looks at least 6'3, considering the first picture :o
vandal said on 9/Jun/07
first pic is correct perspective 'cause neither guy is closer to the camera. Looks exactly 6". He's 6-2
Charlie23 said on 5/Jun/07
Why is this guy shorter than 6'1 Tom Arnold, someone has the wrong height.
16yrs and 5"10 said on 13/May/07
thiss dude is tall and how...
AA said on 12/May/07
In the first picture he looks 6'4"... in the second he looks 6'2" tops... still tall.
dmeyer said on 1/May/07
i met him he looked 6'2 considering footwear
Jordan said on 1/May/07
Actually he looks 6'3 or 6'4, maybe its the angle.
TNTinCA said on 1/May/07
Great actor. And an outstanding performance in 'The Last King of Scotland'.
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
looks 6'4 compared to Glenn (1st small pic), again same as my friend Giorgio and me picture.

then he looks 6'2.5 in the 2nd thanks to Glenn near the cam.

i think this actor is 6'3 barefoot.
supes78 said on 22/Apr/07
I don't get why Whitaker looks around 6'1" tall in pictures with 6'2.5" Morgan Freeman;
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Kid-Icarus said on 17/Apr/07
I say if they man says he's 6'2" then he probably is.
dmeyer said on 12/Mar/07
looked 6'2 when i met hin but i had 1 cm shoes advantage so possibly 189
glenn said on 27/Feb/07
great guy.though i heard otherwise,i never had a problem with him.
D. Ray Morton said on 26/Feb/07
Wow, he does look like he could be 6'3", especially in the top photo. I never realized he was that huge. Nice pics.

Congrats on your win, Mr. Whitaker. Well-deserved, to say the least.
Givanni Drogo said on 6/Feb/07
It's really amazing. This guy looked 2 inches shorter than Clint Eastwood at the time of "Bird", but in a recent picture he looks at least 2 inches taller. Poor Clint.
dmeyer said on 4/Feb/07
to me to judge someone height you have to be and the exact same floor a 5'9 guy can lookk 5'11 if he has floor advantage and i saw people from distance look 5'6 and they were 5'9 when they come up to me so to me same floor decent posture and and a few minutes like eckart i workrd with him for 2 days same floor same shoes same posture and to me he looked just shy of 5'11 dicaprio i saw him to fast so he could be anywere from 5'11 to 6'0 i saw colin for a few minutes and he was 5'9 aleast and 5'10 at best
AAAA said on 3/Feb/07
He looks at least 6'3 here to me. I didn't realize how massive he really is. Rob, any guess here about his height. He seems like he is taller than 6'2.25

Editor Rob
there's another glenn picture to add
aerotive said on 27/Jan/07
Forest Whitaker was quoted as being 6 ft 2 and 220lbs in a recent Time article.

In ER when he's standing next to Visnjic, he looks to be about 2 inches shorter, maybe 1.5 inches.

I think your current height of 6 ft 2.25 is quite accurate.
dmeyer said on 15/Jan/07
when i met abdul jabar he was the tallest men i have ever seen he looked taller than shaq
Viper said on 15/Jan/07
Ive seen other 6-2 guys look that tall next to 5-8 people in pics. Its possible.
Glenn said on 14/Jan/07
J,90% of the time,no.even the rare occassion I fight with them,they still dont remember me.then you get the rare celeb like Colin Farrel(sp) that actually remembered me from one encounter.
J. said on 14/Jan/07
Glenn, when you take multiple pics with a celeb, do they remember you most of the time?
Glenn said on 14/Jan/07
Got him again last week.he had a little pavement advantage though,this time.but,when I submit,you guys be the judge.
Derek said on 14/Jan/07
Weird how Forest looks 6'3" minimum with Glenn and 6'2" tops with James Avery.
dmeyer said on 8/Nov/06
i met him in holywwod 3 years ago he was wearing converse lookked about 2.5 inches taller than me so 6'2 since i had 1.25 dress shoes
Anthony said on 8/Nov/06
"Fast Times" is my favorite comedy, and a film I can relate to now that I'm going to that awkward stage represented in the film. And yeah, the pool scene is awesome. Best nude scene ever.

I think anywhere between 6'2 and 6'4 is possible for him. Glenn said he was about 6'3.
Viper652 said on 8/Nov/06
I thought Forest pretty much looked 6-2 in fast times.
Danimal said on 7/Nov/06
Anthony, Fast Times was a GREAT movie! Especially the pool scene ;).
Anthony said on 7/Nov/06
James Avery is a big guy. I think he's pretty close to 6'6. I think Forrest is 6'3-6'4. Big guy in terms of build and height. I remember in "Fast Times At Ridgemont High", the football game, feeling so sorry for the opposing team, because Forrest just crushed those guys.
Danimal said on 6/Nov/06
James Avery was taller than Chevy Chase in Fletch. It's been said that James Avery is 6'5"-6'6".
shelleyind said on 27/Oct/06
no, it looks like Forrest is bent a forward in the pic, with the other guy standing straight up. you cant tell from that pic.

The Rza says on 22/Sep/06
I'm responding to Viper 652 When I said "could he be shorter?" Viper asked the question "could Forest be shorter" but from the looks of things and from the picture that Viper posted it does look like RZA's taller.
Derek said on 24/Sep/06
James Avery is close to 6'5" and Forest looks around 6'2". James looks exactly the same as he did in Fresh Prince.
ed said on 23/Sep/06
Here he is with 6'3'' or 6'4'' James Avery:
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Anonymous said on 23/Sep/06
Are you sure he's not more than 6'2'' Rob. On the Shield he looks close to 6'4''. He is so heavily built that it's hard to guess his height. I've noticed this before when standing next to people who are tall but also massive in build. For some reason this makes it difficult to estimate height. I can usually guess within an inch or so but with very heavily set people the best I can estimate is say 6'2'' to 6'5''. I don't know why this is the case. Maybe their build distracts or maybe because their different you can't compare them with other 6'2'' or 6'4'' guys in your mind.
The Rza said on 22/Sep/06
I'm responding to Viper 652 When I said "could he be shorter?" Viper asked the question "could Forest be shorter" but from the looks of things and from the picture that Viper posted it does look like RZA's taller.
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
Im talking about DMX.I think RZA might have similiar posture where like magic they straighten out some inches.who might be shorter?
The Rza said on 21/Sep/06
That's what I said. Could he be shorter?
Glenn said on 21/Sep/06
Read the DMX page.he had weird posture that made him seem 5-8 to some and 5-9,5-10 to me.when I developed my pics he looked 5-11,6ft next to me,2 different pics,different parts of concrete on this street.he didnt appear that tall to do you explain that?
Viper652 said on 21/Sep/06
Rza is 6-1 at best because Method Man always has 1-2 inches on the guy. Now in this pic with Forrest Whitaker Rza looks taller. Or could be the same height because of the angle.Click Here Could Forest be shorter?
Viper652 said on 21/Sep/06
Forest looks as tall as 6-4 Bill Duke in the picture.
The Rza said on 20/Sep/06
What is the DMX effect? I mean how can these guys look 3 inches taller I dont believe that RZA would be vain enough to do that honestly he's more of an Asian, Eastern philosophy minimalist than a vain Dom P. poppin' player.
Glenn said on 20/Sep/06
Bumped into RZA last week.looking 1999 he looked 6-4 to me.yup.DMX effect.
Viper652 said on 14/Sep/06
Forest only looked 6-2 the 80s.
Mr. T said on 27/Aug/06
6'3-4" twenty years ago?

He's playing Idi Amin in an upcoming movie, and he certainly has the build for it.
Viper652 said on 3/Aug/06
Compare this pic to the picture of supposed 6-2-6-3 Bernie Mac. Crazy
Glenn said on 3/Aug/06
He is 6-3ish.
Danimal said on 2/Aug/06
Forest looks like a 6'4"-6'5" guys next to you in that pic Glenn. NO WAY just 6'2.5". There's like 8-9" there.
Gonzalo said on 14/Mar/06
He looks bigger than 1´89 cm. Looks more 1`92-3cm
Mr. R said on 11/Mar/06
This is pretty accurate. He lives near me. I see him at 7-11.
cantstop25 said on 10/Mar/06
hes huge! looks jsut as tall as most of the 6'4"-6'5" celebrities compared to glenn.
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/06
i met him in holywood he is in the 188 189 cm range
Smoke said on 15/Apr/05
I bumped into him once in a hotel lobby, he's a very big guy and indeed that does make it hard to pinpoint his height. But he really does look atleast 6'2", and possibly close to 6'3".
Mr. R said on 14/Apr/05
I saw Forest at 7-11 one night, and I was right behind him in line. He was huge! He is very heavy, and that makes it harder to figure out height. But, I can say for sure that he is 6-2, and may be a little above that.

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