How tall is Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise's Height

5ft 8in (172.7 cm)

American Actor from films like Mission to Mars, Forrest Gump, Ransom and tv series CSI New York. In Imposter the data screen showed '5ft 8', a height apparently told to a 5ft 6.75 NY autograph dealer who met him.v>

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 7.81in (172.2cm)
Junior said on 28/Aug/17
Gary is 5'9.75" with thick boots in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. 5'8 barefoot i believe it.
Rising - 174 cm said on 6/Aug/17
Definitely give a half inch since 5'7.5" is the shortest I could believe for Gary. There's a good scene in the backdoor pilot to the Criminal Minds spinoff Gary currently stars in to compare Gary to Esai Morales(listed 5'8.5" on this site) and Gary looked taller Morales. Of course, he wears big elevator shoes on TV dating back to at least CSI NY, but he can definitely pass for a solid 5'9" or so when he does.
Aajabms said on 8/Jun/17
I met him on a flight from phoenix to los Angeles in 1996. I'm 5'6 1/2. I stood face to face with him and he was right around my height. I'd say 5'7 give or take 1/2 an inch.
RisingForce said on 3/Jun/17
Sinise could look just a bit shorter than Gibson in the scene where they first meet at Gibson's house in Ransom, though I'd guess more like an inch or so shorter when they take the photo in the bank. Both seemed to be wearing pretty dodgy shoes in the former scene, though you don't get as good a look at Mel's, but there's a better close up of Gary's shoes at the end.

Btw, Gary is wearing similar elevator shoes to what he wore on CSI NY on his new show, the Criminal Minds spinoff. You can see the thick shoes and that he looks way taller than he should in this on set photo with Alana De La Garza, who Rob has at 172 cm: Click Here You can see them here too: Click Here Quite a thick platform. Really, look up any picture of them filming the show or possibly a still and you'll see some big elevators at least 2.5". Seems he's in thicker shoes quite often, not just on CSI NY. I wouldn't rule out 172 cm. Frank thought anywhere from 5'7.5"-5'8". But even recently he does still look his claim with 6'1" Daniel Henney at the walk of fame ceremony and Gary's shoes look normal.
RisingForce said on 7/Apr/17
The reason he looks taller is because at least on CSI NY, he wore huge elevators: Click Here Click Here Just compare his shoe to Ted Danson: Click Here These are the types of elevators the director tries not to show! Click Here Click Here It's possible the director had him wear them and to his credit he's honest and I've found you can't be honest when you wear really big lifts otherwise it exposes the lifts!
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/17
My introduction to Gary Senise was via watching Stephen King's 'The Stand', in which he led the ones who made the stand for what is good and right in the world! It was a damn fine intro and I haven't seen him in anything quite as profound since!
I never expected him to be any taller, simply by comparing him to the many other cast members, which included Molly Ringwald as his pregnant girlfriend, who looked about the same size! (height!!!) There will have been no neck strain on either of them when they engaged in conversation, that's for sure.
Undertaker Frank said on 1/Dec/16
I met him and took a Picture 5ft 8 is about right but 5ft 7 is also possible
Greg said on 3/Sep/16
yes, 5'8" looks about correct. There's an online image of Sinise and Jack Scalia (with his children) standing next to Sinise from 2005 at a Steppenwolf fundraiser and Scalia towers over Sinise. Scalia is probably 6' 1" max.
Flyin said on 26/Jul/16
Had me fooled for years. Thought 5'9 flat
truth said on 19/Jun/16
Funny, he looked taller in CSI: New York next to Adam Ross, who Rob has at 5'8.
Roy said on 5/Jun/16
This is generous. Me and my wife met him on our post when his band played for July 4th. She is exactly 5'8 at night and was wearing flats (less than 1/2 heel). She was a slight bit taller then him and he had some type of boot that at the least gave 1 inch. He is no more then 5' 7 1/2. Nice guy but looks way taller in the movies.
Dmeyer said on 22/Feb/16
You had him 176 à long time ago the listing was 3cm wrong its rare
Editor Rob: if we all kept listening to Big G, there'd be a lot of old inflated heights on here.
meezemaker said on 18/Dec/15
watch that photograph with sting whose height is about 180cm
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we can guess 172-173 good for Sinise.
Theodore said on 3/Oct/15
Saw him tonight at the Movieco theater in Thousand Oaks, CA. We stood within 10 feet or so from him while we waiting for our car at the valet station. 5' 8" sounds about right, maybe a little smaller. He did this move where he walked out of the movie and kept his head down as he walked and then for another 10 min. before our car came. He seemed not to want to be bothered so we left him alone.
Harley said on 3/Apr/15
Gary is 5'8" and in the morning about 5'8.5".
CDS said on 5/Mar/15
I remember back in the '90s, around the time "Forrest Gump" and "The Stand" premiered, he was listed as 5'10" in various articles, but I was watching the movie "The Big Bounce" the other night, and he looked 1.5-2" shorter than 5'9" Charlie Sheen. I was surprised since I would've put Sinise at about 5'8.5"-5'9", but now I'd go maybe as low as 5'7.5". 5'8" MAX
Arch Stanton said on 27/Feb/15
He's definitely a guy who can give a bigger impression, agreed FA, you'd assume him to be 5 ft 10-6 ft.
Marco Alvarez said on 2/Jun/14
Gary in my honest opinion I would say that Gary is between 5,8-5,9 no taller than 5,9 the reason I say that is because i agree he's around Cruse height but he worked in a lot of movie's with Tom Hanks, Hanks is straight up 6 feet he had to look down at him which lead me to believe 5,8 if he was 5,9 his eye's would have been at hanks nose line so which lead me to 5,8 but in a lot of those CSi: NY eposide the could have done whateveer ther want and one of the actors in there AJ Bucky he's 5,10 and they made him look taller than him a lot of the times but bottom line end of statement I believe 5,8 I can't get the picture in this comment thing but in one of the CSI: NY episode he had a secondary weapon in his leg and I spotted the dress show that he had on it had a bit of height to it so in my believe I personally 5,8.
Ed said on 18/May/14
Rob, what happened to that pic that Frank had with him up here? That should shut up people who think he's anything over 5'8".
[Editor Rob: a few years ago I only put up photos of myself/jenny]
5'11 barefoot. said on 28/Feb/14
His torso is longer than most average guys. His legs are quite short. Gives illusion that he's taller. or in this case average height.
StopHijackingMyNick said on 25/Feb/14
Similiar to Cruise is somewhat insulting. I though this guy was at least 5ft9 maybe 5ft9.5.
Gregorovich said on 25/Oct/13
@ Banpan, Gary was wearing jeans both times that I saw him. Very casual dress. Doubt he was wearing lifts, but possible.

@ Betinho - I am 5'10", which is slightly taller than Gary, and I believe puts me in a better position - height wise - than you, a guy who is 6'4," to judge how tall Gary is. You are looking far down at him, while I have just a little ways to go in terms of distance.
Banpan said on 15/Jul/13
@ Gregorovich:

If you notice, Gary Sinise is wearing some kind of lift in CSI:NY, (his shoes and the soles is very thick) and maybe he does that in private as well?
Gregorovich said on 23/May/13
I have seen him twice now at Church, and he is around 5'9" both times. Bank on it.
Betinho Macarini said on 9/Feb/13
Just stood next to him (concert at Hurlburt field). I am 6'4'' and he stands slightly taller than my shoulder, which makes him 5'6 or 5'7. Not taller than 5'7. By the way, such a nice guy and his band puts on a show!!!!
Gregorovich said on 20/Jan/13
I agree with CWG below. He sat right next to me in church this morning in West Hills, CA. I'm exactly 5'10" and Gary was a tad under me. 5'8" too low for him. He's at least 5'9". Shook his hand, and the guy was very nice.
richkid123 said on 18/Jan/13
looks similar to Cruise 5'8"
Frank said on 9/Sep/12
Even 5ft 7.5 is even possible for Gary but no less than that for sure
Frank said on 7/Sep/12
He's no more than 5ft 8 i can assure you i had a picture up with him i met him in Denver in 2008 Rob let me know and i can send you that picture again ??
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
This guy is a total 5'8" Stood next to him at the Dulles airport one time. I'm 5'10", I had almost a good 3 inches on him. No more than 5'8" on this guy for sure.
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
Needs an upgrade. He´s definitely between 174 and 176 cm. Needs an upgrade to at least 5ft 8.5in.
CWG said on 24/Jul/12
He is 5'9. I'm 5'8 and wear military boots which give people 1.5 inches of height. It was an honor to meet him in 2006, what a great guy. Click Here
Dmeyer said on 12/Dec/11
Rob hé realy looks taller on csi near heels wearing 170cm kanakaredes and 187cm cahil hé looks 176cm
dmeyer said on 11/Dec/11
if cahil is 6 ft 1.5 then he can pull off 5 ft 10
dmeyer said on 29/Nov/11
frank is mush closer to camera so about 5 ft 8 , on csi he can look 3-3.5 in under cahil 6 ft 1 he can defenetly looks 176cm as you ave list him before he can pull off 5 ft 9-9.5 in at times so no less than 5 ft 8
LAN Jiao said on 21/Nov/11
He atually claim 5'10 as his height. Look 5'8
Frank said on 19/Sep/11
Yes i did not think he was tall but he was shorter that i imagined
Mr. Tempus said on 14/Sep/11
James said on 13/Sep/11
Frank says on 12/Sep/11
James those pictures with Alex & Mamun i look a different height in almost every picture.. Im pretty sure im taller than 5ft 11 i would say 5ft 11 .25 could be my shortest I have a Picture with ex Met Keith Hernandez who listed @ 6ft and we look very close in height

okay fair enough.

where you suprised by how short gary looked in person?
Frank said on 12/Sep/11
James those pictures with Alex & Mamun i look a different height in almost every picture.. Im pretty sure im taller than 5ft 11 i would say 5ft 11 .25 could be my shortest I have a Picture with ex Met Keith Hernandez who listed @ 6ft and we look very close in height
Treets said on 16/Aug/11
I always thought he was 5'9" on the dot but now I can see that the 5'8" listing is probably spot on.
Cranberries (18m, 193cm) said on 15/Aug/11
In Of Mice and Men, John Malkovich absolutely dwarfed him, which was intentional of course, but it wouldn't have been possible unless Sinise were a smaller guy. He looks a good bit smaller than Rob.

As an actor, Sinise is also about as exciting as a block of wood.
James said on 13/Aug/11
Could be 5'7.5 range given that Frank may not be quite 182cm but more like 181cm as was proved when he was barefoot next too Alex and Mamun.
Red said on 5/Jun/11
I honestly don't believe he is this short. He must wear some huge lifts on CSI: NY, because he always looks close to 6'0"
SolidSnake said on 22/Mar/11
I saw in the CSI trilogy where he teams up with laurence fishburne in part of the show and he looked 5'9 if laurence AKA Morpheus is 6'0.
dmeyer said on 18/Jul/07
to me he look 174 175 cm max 176 is too generous
Franco said on 17/Jul/07
looks 5'8 there

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i think he's 174cm most of the time he actually looks 176-177 with shoes.
G-unit said on 5/Jun/07
He seems nothing under 5'9 to me, he really does look about 5'10 to me, dunno why :o
BigJim said on 22/May/07
My wife was 5’10.5” in the heals she wore that night and was right next to Sinise during one of his military performances. I would say 5’8.5 to 5’9” is a fair estimate. I did not see his shoes. I have photo but must get her permission rather than end up on the couch.
Leung said on 17/May/07
I agree that he is 5’9”.
In CSI:NY they do a superb job of making him look taller, he has a lot of short co-stars in the show.
dmeyer said on 29/Apr/07
hanks has almost 4 in on him i doubt he is over 5'9
Lmeister said on 13/Apr/07
Compared to John Stamos(5'11.5'') who is favoured gets one inch advantage from the floor slope Gary looks 5'8.5''.
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BTW Gary is an awesome man making a lot of charity work and of course he is an great actor aswell.
Lmeister said on 12/Apr/07
Rob, Could U finally downgrade him to 5'8'- 5'9''.

[Editor Rob: yeah a little, closer to 5ft 9, still]
Lmeister said on 10/Apr/07
Boring day at work heheh. Here is a pic of Gary with Donald (nowadays 5'7.5'') Rumsfeld
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Lmeister said on 10/Apr/07
Gary did u forget your lifts or is it just a slope?
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Is the curbe favoring C. Sheen?
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Again with Hanks. Maybe sloping ground?
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Lmeister said on 1/Mar/07
Actually I think that Gary is a solid 5'9'', but not above he is slightly taller than Carmine Giovinnazo who bios list him 5'9'' next to Hill Harper he looks 5'8''.
dmeyer said on 2/Jan/07
but barefeet more he looks easy inches shorter than cage in normal shoes in snakes eyes with lifts he could be near 178 but i think he i175 at best
dmeyer said on 2/Jan/07
i think he looks too short near hanks to be 177 i think he is more 174 175 range
Glenn said on 2/Jan/07
He is 5-9.
nothing said on 31/Dec/06
If you're sure he's 5'9" then I might be either shorter than I think or in need of posture improvement. I was wearing tech boots (urban combat boots...I was portraying a SWAT officer) and Sinise was wearing thick soled dress shoes. Probably about the same amount of lift. I could have sworn he was a tad taller than me but maybe my eyes were betraying me and exaggerating what was really 5'8.5".
Mark said on 31/Dec/06
I'm SURE he's 5'8" (173cm) because I saw him on Martha Stewart (she's 178cm) and the height difference was quite visible. Both were wearing casual, almost flat shoes.
nothing said on 30/Dec/06
5'8"-5'9". I met him doing extra work on CSI NY. He was perhaps a tad taller than me. He had a strong grip when I shook his hand, he's a tough little guy. Also in his movies he looks like he is not aging well but in person he looked very healthy and fit. I might go with 5'9" becasue he did look taller than I.
Trueheight said on 11/Mar/06
I'm guessing that Malkovich wore massive lifts for "Of Mice and Men"? Can anyone confirm this:

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[Editor Rob: yes, he had 'special boots' to play the tall character]
Dominic said on 5/Mar/06
I agree with this height. I dont think he is an inch under it. Watch the stand when it shows him and Rob Lowe standing next to eachother with there backs towards the screen. You can only see about an inch difference and Rob is listed at 5'11.
dmeyer said on 17/Jan/06
in does look in the 5'9 9.5 range
El said on 17/Jan/06
met him once when i was in america on holidays from australia. im nearly 5'9 wasnt wearing heals and was only fractionally taller.
Mario said on 5/Jan/06
He looks a little shorter than Gibson in Ransom.
I say 176 or 175 cm.
V said on 28/Nov/05
Carmine Giovinazzo from CSI is 5'9" yet Sinise stand slightly taller than him.
Ricardo said on 4/Oct/05
Glad you noticed Stiffelio, i've been trying to get get Rob to correct his height to a realistic 5'8" for the longest time. Gary Sinise was one of the first actors to get me interisted in celeb's heights, because he always looked ead on 5'8" on movies but was listed 5'10" everywhere else, except for this one site that had him listed as 5'8". Even in the movie imposter he is listed as 5'8" and some change.
Stiffelio said on 3/Oct/05
No way! Watched Ransom again. There are a few scenes where he stands next to Mel Gibson and he's clearly an inch shorter than Mel. Both wear high heel shoes. I'd say 5ft 8" max.
Ricardo said on 23/Apr/05
Rob rent the movie imposter. it's a pretty good movie. In the movie Gary Sinise is wanted because everyone thinks he is an alien with a bomb. So there are these profiles going up all over and on them you see height, and it says 5'8.252, not sure about the numbers after the point.
Mr. R said on 27/Mar/05
Ricardo, I think you misread my post. I saw Hill Harper who is 5'6", and is Sinise' co-star on CSI:New York. I said you can compute Sinise's height from my eyewitness account of Harper.
Ricardo said on 27/Mar/05
Mr.R I think you are being a little harsh on Sinise height, he isn't no way near 5'10" but he is about average height, he isn't much shorter than tom hanks in forrest gump. He is more like 5'7 1/2". and he is not the type of guy to wear elevators, so if he was 5'6" you would kinda notice it on screen. Watch mission to mars and you will see he is the same height as don cheadle, and connie nielson and if you watch the movie imposter you will see he is maybe a little shorter than tony shaloub, their is a nice scene with them both walking down a corridor, he is also the same height as mekhi phiefer, he meets the mark with all the 5'7"s - 5'9"s. Also on his wanted profile on imposter he is listed as 5'8" (why would they lie for him)
J. said on 24/Mar/05
I noticed that in the film "Get on the Bus" that Hill Harper looked pretty small. 5'6" though? He's another diminutive actor who hides his lack of height pretty well on screen.
Mr. R said on 24/Mar/05
Okay, I have never seen Mr. Sinise, but tonight I saw Hill Harper in a cafe in LA, and he is also on CSI New York. I had met him before, and without a doubt, he is 5'6". You can figure out Sinise from this figure.
Smoke said on 19/Mar/05
This guy looks barely taller than 5'7" (pretty close to accurately listed) Melina Kanakaredes, now given Kanakaredes being a woman, does wear decent size heals most of the time. Still, even if she is in 2 inch heals she looks just about same height as Sinese who is probably wearing .5-1 inch healed shoes. I think he's just around 5'8", 176 cm is a pretty generous listing for him. He's always looked like a pretty short guy to me, so no way he is just 1 cm shorter than average height (177 cm)! I would give him 5'8", and I think I'm being generous with that, he's been listed at 5'10" which is just too generous! I can see him being just about an inch or two taller than Melina without shoes! MAXIMUM 175 cms, probably around 173 cms!
Ricardo said on 19/Mar/05
Mel Gibson looked about half an inch taller than Gary, i think mel is 5'8" so that would make gary about 5'7 1/2". not short, just average
Ricardo said on 20/Feb/05
If you want confirmation just go and watch imposter if you watch mission to mars you will realise that sinise is about the same height as don cheadle. He is definately 5 feet 8 inches tall.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Feb/05
LMeister, for that film, the character is supposed to be big so Malcovich did have special boots for the film. BUT, I had another look and will take 1cm off Sinise, in particular I spotted him wearing cowboy boots in The Stand and saw some pictures of him at a gulf war type event beside 5ft 11 Rebecca Romijin.
Julian said on 19/Feb/05
Imet Gary a couple of years ago while working in a restaurant and i can tell you he is about 5'7" to 5'9" max.
Lmeister said on 16/Feb/05
I think Ricardo is right man...Gary ain't that tall take a look at some pics from Apollo 13 and U will see the truth...
Ricardo said on 14/Feb/05
Gary Sinise height is listed as 5'8" on his wanted poster in the movie imposter.

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