How tall is Gary Busey

Gary Busey's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American actor, best known for roles in Lethal Weapon, Point Break, Under Siege and Predator 2. A 1986 article mentioned at one stage "He carried 240 pounds on his 6-foot 1-inch frame" and Busey said of his weight "I weighed 215 then, I weigh 180 now."

How tall is Gary Busey
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Average Guess (24 Votes)
5ft 11.96in (182.8cm)
greenie said on 17/Sep/23
He is 5'11". I am 5'11" barefoot and shook his hand in 1994 in Wenatchee WA when he was filming Surviving the Game. Cool guy! He his definitely built stocky which may make him seem a little bigger, but he was exactly my height with shoes on, so I guess 6'0 with shoes.
Andrey Lykov said on 24/Apr/23
No doubt he was six feet tall. Around 5.11 1/2 today.
jimbo said on 4/Dec/22
Rob, just watching a Buddy Holly documentary and Ded O'Connor's just been on, who mentioned Buddy Holly was about 6'2". A Buddy page may be quite good?
Editor Rob
Considering Buddy put 5'11 on his passport, I think 6ft 2 is unlikely.
Bobbyh3342 said on 1/Dec/22
rob how come you dont have a buddy holly page?
Editor Rob
Never really got round to looking properly at his 5ft 11 claim.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Aug/22
Rob, out Busey, Nolte and Lee Jones who do you rate as tallest peak?
Editor Rob
Nolte or Lee Jones
QM6'1.5"QM said on 4/May/22
6ft peak.
Nothing under 5'11.25" right now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jan/21
I'd give Nolte the edge over Busey
Nik said on 8/Sep/20
The average guess justifies the listing!
Hulk.1989 said on 8/Sep/20
6’/183cm as peak height is reasonable while today maybe a very strong 5’11. I do not think he has lost 1”

PS/ rob please I do not understand why after a month the website do not recognise me and when I have to insert my user and mail then it tell me that supplied details are invalid. It’s the second time I changed my mail and user
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jun/20
πŸŽ‚πŸŽ¬πŸŽˆπŸŽ Happy Birthday Gary! πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ¬πŸŽ‚

Wishing Gary Busey a wonderful 76th Birthday today. How he amused me in Celebrity Big Brother the other year!


6ft0.25 πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ’

berta said on 24/May/20
how was he able to look talller than weak 184 cm tommy lee jones in under siege? he claerly looked taller and tommy was in boots. i still feel atleast 6 feet for this guy. he was only 1 cm shorter than keanu reeveas alos. Never more than at most 2 cm
F97 said on 11/Apr/20
Rob how tall do you think Gary is today? Cant be 6'0" still if he's 75 right?
Editor Rob
maybe 5ft 11 now.
F97 said on 2/Mar/20
Hi Rob so I am following Jake busey on instagram and I asked him how tall Gary is and he replyed 6'1". What Are your thoughts on that
Editor Rob
In shoes I can see it, but barefoot, I can't.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Feb/20
Actually no I take that back, in the 80’s-90’s could look a strong 6ft. Wasn’t much than Seagal in Under Seige.
Spencer Dobkin said on 7/Jul/19
He looks 5 inches taller than 5'7" Cruise in the Firm. I think he could have been 6'0.25" peak.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jun/19
πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Happy 75th Birthday Gary! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ

Three-quarters of a Century is quite something to celebrate! Have a great day Gary! 🍻

After seeing Gary on 'Big Brother' a few years ago, and voting for him because he was so funny, I have gone out of my way to see his films! I saw 'Lethal Weapon' at the flicks, and thought how tall and blond he was!

6ft and a quarter of an inch.

F97 said on 23/May/19
Rob what do you think garys eyelevel would be in cm. About 171cm maybe?
Editor Rob
If he was 6ft yes about 171...though there is still an argument he could look 182 range.
F97 said on 8/Mar/19
Rob What did Gary claim to be?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 5/Nov/18
In early 2000s he could pull off strong 6'0.
LT said on 1/Apr/18
He was noticeably taller than Ed O’Ross in lethal weapon.
berta said on 22/Feb/18
the strange thing is that he lokked same height ore fraction taller than tommy lee jones (184) in under siege. How is that possible?. he cant have been only 182. 6 foot seems legit
F97 said on 9/Dec/17
Rob do you think busey is more 182 cm or 183 cm guy. I measure for instance 182.7 cm at night I claim 183 cm
Editor Rob
sometimes I thought he looked an exact six foot in the 80's, but of course in the 90's sometimes might have seemed a bit shy of it.
Ted said on 31/Jul/17
184cm peak.
berta said on 26/May/17
i think as i said before that nolte was close to 184 peak and gary busey was not under 183. If i had to shoose i would say nolte may have edged him with 5 mm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/17
Nick Nolte definitely could appear 6ft1 at times in the past but Busey even 20-30 years back could look a weak 6ft
Arch Stanton said on 11/Feb/17
Gary busey and Nick Nolte, lookalikes are both guys who can look 6 ft 1 at times.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jan/17
Barely shorter than Don Stroud in The Buddy Holly Story, looked nearer 6'1 with him!
berta said on 18/Oct/16
peaka a little over 6 ffet maybe and now lost 1 inch maybe he is 72 years old
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Oct/16
I voted avidly for him on 'Celebrity Big Brother' as I found his upsetting of White Dee quality entertainment!
Heightwise, I'd give him a fraction over 6ft, even nowadays.
HonestSlovene said on 20/Sep/16
Always seemed like a classic 5'11-6'0 guy to me. 5'11.75" / 182 cm peak and now maybe 5'11.25"/180.5 cm or 5'11" /180 cm flat.
Matt said on 13/Apr/16
I am watching Lethal Weapon as we speak. I believe he was close to 6' in his youth but he is closer to 5'11'' these days IMHO.
James B said on 3/Apr/16
He looks more in the 5'11 range to me than a full 6ft.

but then with Keanu reeves he really did look the height he is listed here.
Judd ISR said on 17/Sep/15
6' for his peak height is believable but he could have been also a 5'11.5" with good proportions...
MOF said on 21/Aug/15
Predator 2 (1990)

Gary Busey has a conversation with 6'3" Danny Glover standing directly in front of him both, wearing normal footwear. Looked like a 4 inch difference to me, 3,5 inch at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/14
James B says on 16/Mar/14
Always looked no taller than 5'11 in his movies

Disagree. He looked 6ft in Point Break, Under Siege and Drop Zone. Nowadays he might heading towards 5ft11 at 70
Rocky said on 16/Jul/14
5'11'' and 6'0'' are the most tricky to guess.
Some can look 5-9 while others can look 6-3.

Either way, 6-0 is a very common height.
James B said on 16/Mar/14
Always looked no taller than 5'11 in his movies
Arch Stanton said on 8/Dec/13
Strange but he only looks about 2 inches taller than Dustin Hoffman in Straight Time!!!
jtm said on 17/Oct/13
i am not convince reeves is taller than 6'.
Scott five eleven said on 15/Oct/13
He was the same height as keanu reeves in point break. And reeves is listed 6'1. Footwear difference in the movie? He looks to be a strong 6 foot to me. Maybe 184cm?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/13
Rob, if he looks like a 182cm guy, why isn't he listed at that?
Don J said on 16/Sep/12
hes max 5,11 Met him in person
Mr. R said on 7/Jun/12
Saw Gary driving through Hwood the other day. In his Benz convertible, he looked to be about 3 feet tall. LOL
Ajax said on 14/Nov/11
6'2" never. 5'11.5 sounds right
LAN Jiao said on 4/Nov/11
at peak he look from 5'11-5'11.75. not sure which is his truth peak. nowdays he had to be flat 5'11
Joe Bloggs said on 9/Jul/11
It was mentioned at the time he played Buddy Holly that he was 6ft2/1m87...was someone in the publicity dept overstating the disparity between Busey and the real-life Holly(avg ht) for effect?
LARIck said on 4/Jul/11
I deplaned at LAX with this guy; he had cowboy boots on and was my height, 6'1". The boots may have given him a solid 1 1/2" so I would say 5'11.5 give or take a .5".
RICHARD said on 22/Jun/11
Looked about 2 inches taller than Mel Gibson,and about 5 inches under Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon,though in Under Siege he had about an inch over Tommy Lee Jones(6'0.5),though looked 5 inches under Seagal,too.I'd say a strong 182 cm for peak height,now probably a flat 5'11
Bon_ said on 13/Jun/11
I would say 6'0.25 at peak, and I agree he doesn't really look tall on screen, probably because of posture?
James said on 12/Apr/11
appears smaller than 6'0 on screen
tell-em said on 24/Mar/11
they are the same height in point break. both 6'0" guys.
James said on 23/Mar/11
Gary Busey 5'11.75
Keanu Reeves 6'0.75?
Bon said on 7/Dec/10
I'd peg him at 5'11.75 in Point Break so possibly 6' flat in his prime.
But Reeves really doesn't look taller than him in Point Break, maybe 1/4 inches max. , so where does that leave him? Reeves might just be 6'0.25 at a good day in the evening.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/10
5"11(180cm) taller
Lenad said on 14/Jun/09
weak 6ft0 182-183cm.
Hugh 190cm said on 4/Jun/09
In fariness Busey does look pretty much the same height as Reeves give or take.
thekiddd said on 20/May/09
No he doesn't. What the heck are you talking about?
ajeto said on 20/May/09
He looks taller than Keanu Reeves in Point Break

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Anonymous said on 18/May/09
I believe he is a true 6'0 without shoes
Bigman said on 16/Apr/09
I'd say, 5'11 1/2".
Rusty said on 16/Mar/09
When i watched Into The West, my guess was 5'11", he just had the proportions and looks of a strong 5'11" guy.
\ -_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 24/Feb/09
6ft peak. 182cm now.
Lenad said on 19/Jan/09
A strong 181cm at the lowest so Busey should be a strong 182cm.
Lenad said on 17/Jan/09
I can buy 181cm at the lowest from what I saw in Lethal Weapon.
Lenad said on 8/Dec/08
He looks a proper 182cm guy
thekiddd said on 27/Nov/08
Most of the time I see between 5'11-6'0". 6'1" is to high for him IMO.
Ray said on 24/Nov/08
In Under Siege, Busey had an inch on Jones. And Jones was wearing cowboy boots. I've always thought Jones was around 5'10"-10.5", so just under 6' (182 cm)sounds about right for Busey
Lenad said on 17/Oct/08
Then Rob you should list him at 182cm. it looks closer to the truth
thekiddd said on 17/Oct/08
Same Size As Tommy Lee Jones or Height?
adam said on 28/Sep/08
I was pretty surprised that he really wasnt much shorter than Glover in Predator 2. I`d say no more than 3 inches. That would make him a close 6-1 even. Also in Leathal Weapon he didnt look much shorter than Glover either! I`d say a little bit more than an even six feet.
thekiddd said on 16/May/08
My guess is in his prime he was almost 6ft. And today just 5'11" flat.
Charliemoto said on 7/May/08
compared to me he does look at least 2cm taller so 182-183cm is correct, he never striked me as an average or short man, looks quite tallish.
thekiddd said on 9/Apr/08
Tommy Lee was 6'0 1/2" when that film was made. No way Busey is over 6ft.
RICHARD said on 31/Mar/08
Looked the same height as Tommy Lee Jones in Under Seige
thekiddd said on 22/Mar/08
Then again, his posture isn't that great now and days. He can look shorter like 5'9" or 5'10" but he's like 65, he has to have shrunk by now.
thekiddd said on 12/Mar/08
He might have been 6 in his prime but as of now sorry, I don't see anything past 5'11".
Darkman said on 21/Jan/08
I would say 5'11 3/4" in prime but since he's like 65, about just 5'11" solid
shaq is 6ft11 said on 29/Dec/07
183peak but looks a 180ish old guy in real.. watch predator 2 he looks 181ish at no over this range..
Kid-Icarus said on 29/Nov/07
He did list himself as 5'11". He could have meant to say 5'11 1/2" but alot of the time, you tell someone your are like a certain height plus half an inch, they will respond. Oh so your 5'11"? When you really said 5'11 1/2". I'd put him there.
James said on 17/Mar/07
Strangely dident look that much shorter than Steven Seagel in Under Seige.
Derek said on 25/Dec/06
6' is about right. His son Jake towers over him. Jake must be at least 6'4".
Height Tracker said on 20/Dec/06
You should list his son Jake Busey. They look and sound very similiar, but I'm pretty sure Jake actually stands around 6'3" or so. He's been in a lot of movies including Starship Troopers. Thanks.
Anonymous said on 19/May/06
looked about an inch shorter than keanu in point break. so 6 ft seems about right.
dmeyer said on 21/Feb/06
he looks 2.5" shorter than 6'2" lamas 182 sems accurate

Editor Rob
was 6ft on fit club but he could have been a little under though as they don't list 1/2 inches...
J. said on 18/Jul/05
He defintely a 6 footer. He actually looks taller than 6'0" on the show but that's just the power of television. The other measured heights for this season's cast are: Jackee Harry- 5'7"; Phil Margera- 5'11"; Toccarra Jones- 5'9"; Jani Lane- 6'0"; Victoria Jackson- 5'5"; Willie "Charles and Charge" Aames- 5'5"; Wendy Kaufman- 5'2"
Viper652 said on 18/Jul/05
Celebrity Fit Club says 6-0

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