How tall is Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons Height

6ft 1in (185.4 cm)

American Singer from 'KISS', he says on his offical site "I'm 6 foot, 2 inches tall. I've always been used to being the big guy. Not around my son (6ft 6)"

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
6ft 0.64in (184.5cm)
Normal tall guy said on 9/Oct/17
5'10 max, wears lifts
Marwah El-toolkhy said on 4/Sep/17
Is Ace 6' with the boots or without and can you tell me how tall is he with the boots and without them.
Marwah El-toolkhy said on 4/Sep/17
Is Ace 6' with the boots or without and can you tell me how tall is he with the boots and without them.
Danimal said on 6/Aug/17
Come on Rob, Gene was at least 6'2" in his younger years. He's almost 70 years old and has lost a solid 1".
RisingForce said on 12/May/17
Not sure about peak because of boots, but today he seems a weak 6'1" at best, maybe just 184 cm. Here he seems to be slouching a bit, but looks to have 3" or so on 5'9" Mel Gibson, both in cowboy type boots, but nearly 4" shorter than 6'4.5" Vince Vaughn who isn't standing straight himself: Click Here Vince Vaughn is the only one there who doesn't have fake hair ;) As for Zakk Wylde, he's claimed 6'2" himself, but he looked near 6'1" in boots when I met him years ago, but then boots like this will certainly help: Click Here Considering the boots Zakk is or was probably 6 feet even. Certainly nothing over 184 cm and he may have lost some height by now.
Thomas Veil said on 10/Apr/17
Gene was always in boots of some sort. Barefoot I'd say he was a strong 6 foot
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/16
@ Mr R - Hi! I think Gene's enormous boots were all part of his stage act. Did he wear them in public as well? Surely not! That WOULD have been freaky!
Mr. R said on 9/Dec/16
But Gene is a compulsive boot freak. Every time I saw him in Hollywood, he would either be wearing cowboy boots or big biker boots.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/16
Rob, how likely is his claim peak?
Editor Rob: I couldn't rule out the chance.
abcd said on 26/Nov/16
GL said on 3/Apr/16
Interesting thread. There is a thread at another site debating the height of Magic Johnson, who is listed as 6'9" but is more likely 6'6" or 6'7". Anyway, his stature was compared to Howard Stern's, as Howard appeared on Magic Johnson's short-lived talk show in the 1990s. Howard, who is 6'5", also had a short-lived talk show on E! from 1992 to 1993, and two of his guests on one show were Paul Stanley & Gene Simmons. At one point during the interview Howard & Gene stand up and it appears that Gene is about 2-3 inches shorter than Howard:

Click Here (fast forward to the 2:43 mark).

Btw, Gene told William Shatner that his father was 6'9". And I have heard that Mark St. John was the tallest member the band ever had (though that has been disputed here).
Brad said on 18/Feb/16
Not looking well, dumped a fortune in overseas gigs and doing test shows now, end of Kiss? You heard it here first.
Sean said on 21/Dec/15
He's 5'7, but wears those ridiculous boots all the time that add like 7 inches.
kev said on 9/Aug/15
Danimal says on 11/May/15
kev says on 25/Feb/15
Gene Simmons - 6'1
Paul Stanley - 5'10
Ace Frehley - 6'
Peter Criss - 5'8
Eric Carr - 5'5
Vinnie Vincent - 5'7
Mark St. John - 6'1
Bruce Kulick - 6'2
Eric Singer - 5'5
Tommy Thayer - 6'2

You're low balling all of them by 1" each.

No I've met them all and I'm the same height as Gene and Mark. Bruce and Tommy were around an inch taller than me. Ace was an inch or so shorter (both of us in sneakers).
Dave189 said on 6/Aug/15
Thanks man! I think both he and mr.Anselmo deserve their own pages ;-)
Dave189 said on 31/Jul/15
Rob, how tall do you think Zakk Wylde is?
[Editor Rob: how much over 6ft I'm not so sure of.]
Nick said on 10/Jul/15
Yeh, Paul Stanley is probably not more than 5'10.5 ft today. Tommy Thayer looks quite a bit taller than both Paul and Gene.
an anonymous peach said on 6/Jul/15
How tall do you think Paul Stanley is? He looks 179cm to me, maybe a flat 5'10"

And lol at the thought of Gene Simmons being 5'7"! We can't see the ground in that shot, for all we know, Tom might have pavement advantage and is wearing crazy lifts to boot (pun intended).
Sean said on 30/Jun/15
Gene Simmons is 5'7", stands even with Tom Cruise. :-)
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The Exorcist said on 29/Jun/15

How tall do you think his son, Nick Simmons, is?

With his dad and Tom Cruise:
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With Taylor Swift:
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[Editor Rob: he claims 6ft 8]
Danimal said on 26/May/15
2015 version of Gene Simmons (66 years old) has minimum 2" on Dave Grohl (at 5:54): Click Here

Imagine was a young Gene Simmons would have had on him. 6'1" is too low. He was 1" shorter than self-proclaimed 6'3" Bruce Kulick in the mid 80's-mid 90's.
Danimal said on 12/May/15
Rob, did you delete my previous post where I provided all those images? It's in the latest comments, but when I click on it, it's not here?
[Editor Rob: no, it is on this page, 2 comments I see.

It is likely just a cached page shown and not latest one...ctrl+f5 would request latest version.]
Danimal said on 11/May/15
kev says on 25/Feb/15
Gene Simmons - 6'1
Paul Stanley - 5'10
Ace Frehley - 6'
Peter Criss - 5'8
Eric Carr - 5'5
Vinnie Vincent - 5'7
Mark St. John - 6'1
Bruce Kulick - 6'2
Eric Singer - 5'5
Tommy Thayer - 6'2

You're low balling all of them by 1" each.
Danimal said on 11/May/15
Gene was definitely 6'2" in his younger days. He had 1" on 6'1" Ace Frehley. Bruce Kulick has stated he was 6'3" on more than one occasion in interviews. Here are some pictures of Gene and Bruce , where Gene isn't wearing platform boots, seeing this was POST-makeup era and pre any height loss for Gene:


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Igee said on 14/Apr/15
He's 6'1 and his kid is a strong 6'5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/15
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"
kev said on 25/Feb/15
Gene Simmons - 6'1
Paul Stanley - 5'10
Ace Frehley - 6'
Peter Criss - 5'8
Eric Carr - 5'5
Vinnie Vincent - 5'7
Mark St. John - 6'1
Bruce Kulick - 6'2
Eric Singer - 5'5
Tommy Thayer - 6'2
kev said on 25/Feb/15
Gene Simmons - 6'1
Paul Stanley - 5'10
Ace Frehley - 6'
Peter Criss - 5'8
Eric Carr - 5'5
Vinnie Vincent - 5'7
Mark St. John - 6'1
Bruce Kulick - 6'2
Eric Singer - 5'5
Tommy Thayer - 6'2
dark said on 16/Jan/15

Paul with Dave Grohl
BGee said on 11/Dec/14
If he claims 6'2 (which he's obviously not, 6'1 at best) that must be why his son claims 6'8 since he's about 5 inches taller (even though he's under 6'7)
Danimal said on 6/Dec/14
Paul is not 6'1". He was 5'11" at his peak and claimed 6'0". Today at 62, he's even less. Gene has claimed both 6'2" and 6'3" for himself and was probably a solid 6'2" at his peak and today at 65 might be a flat 6'1".
the shredder said on 7/May/14
Always thought Paul was more than the 5'11 , 6 '0.
Brad said on 6/May/14
Stanley was 6' 1" easy inches from me yesterday.
Anon said on 5/May/14
Paul Stanley describes himself, in his book, as being 6-8 with seven-inch heels on.
Anon said on 13/Feb/14
Zakk actually just said he was "a good six-feet tall" in a recent Guitar World interview
RickWebb said on 23/Dec/13
Re: Zakk Wylde- I've met him. Solid 5'11"- 6 Footer. Incredibly nice guy too.
Josh said on 29/Nov/13
Now a days he´s not over 6'0
avi said on 29/Aug/13
@Danimal says on 2/Dec/12
Haha that proves nothing but I agree he looks 6'1 zone maybe barely. He never was a real 6'2 his life is boots and big elevator shoes. His son is close to 6'7 no that it matters but he has 5-6 inches on Gene and like his father he caught the gene of inflating his height with boots and bumping it up 1-1.5 inch
Nick22 said on 12/May/13
Yeh, he doesn't look taller than 185 cm today. It's possible that he was close to 6'2 when he was younger.
Jordan said on 9/Nov/12
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Gene beside 6'2" Zakk Wylde

If Gene is 6'1", Wylde is 5'11.5" lol. He looked around the same as 6'0" Steve Vai in another video.
Brad said on 9/Aug/12
Probably 6' 1" now. Paul wears lots of weaved hair now, almost a wig, lost 30% of his vocals as of last night.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
avi says on 4/Aug/12
Godred says on 4/Jan/12
I think if Simmons is really only 6`1 then other kiss members are - Criss- 5`6
Ace - 6`0,Stanley either 5`11 or 6 ft,Bruce Kulick - 6`2.
his son is very very skinny maybe 6'6. 6 inches on Gene

Wrong. Ace was 6'1", Stanley was 6'0", Bruce was 6'3". You've pretty much knocked an 1" off of all of their peak heights.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 17/Jul/11
His son looks more 6ft5

Oh come on, you can't tell the difference between 6'5" and 6'6" Rampage.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/12
Gene was every bit 6'2". He's a man in his 60's and has lost height. In fact, I've seen both 6'2" and 6'3" listings for him back in the day. I'll stick with 6'2" peak and 6'1" today.
avi said on 4/Aug/12
Godred says on 4/Jan/12
I think if Simmons is really only 6`1 then other kiss members are - Criss- 5`6
Ace - 6`0,Stanley either 5`11 or 6 ft,Bruce Kulick - 6`2.
his son is very very skinny maybe 6'6. 6 inches on Gene
Godred said on 4/Jan/12
I think if Simmons is really only 6`1 then other kiss members are - Criss- 5`6
Ace - 6`0,Stanley either 5`11 or 6 ft,Bruce Kulick - 6`2.
Kashfia said on 8/Nov/11
Alexi Laiho is also 6'8" like Nick Simmons. Alexi Laiho's dad taught him how to drive a car when he was 10 because he was so tall.
Tall dude said on 30/Jul/11
Most standard doors are 6'7-6'8 in height. Nick ducks under many doors (hotels, etc) as he enters ..with heeled-boots he would need to duck if he was indeed 6'7 and up. He is a legit 6'7 I think.
Jay said on 17/Jul/11
His son described him as a 6 foot tall hairy jewish man on an episode of Family Jewels
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jul/11
His son looks more 6ft5
Cranberries (18m, 192cm dinnertime) said on 2/Jul/11
Not fair his son is 6'6"-6'8". My parents AND my grandparents are taller than his parents and I'm only 6'3" :(. lol.
TO Gene said on 11/Apr/11
Hi there. I spent some time with Gene a few years ago when a friend interviewed him. I'm 5'11 and he was considerably taller than me though he did have a good sized heel on his cowboy boots. I'd say 6'1"/ 6'1" max. Nick is allegedly 6'7"
Midnight Mark said on 1/Feb/11
nonono... he is 186 cm -.-
Tammy said on 7/Jan/11
I'M 5'2, and have always loved kiss, even dressed up for halloween as Gene. So...seeing Gene Nick together the height difference is too cool, because I'm sooooo short...I'D LIKE SOME HEIGHT BUT THE TWEED SIMMON FAMILY WOULD WORK TOOOOO. They are all cool. THANKS FOR BEING MY HERO'S SIGNING OFF Tammy five foot two and eyes of blue.
john tucker said on 26/Dec/10
I was v.i.p in one of kiss concerts and gene is about 6ft 1 and hes like 6ft5 wit his signature shoes
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/10
His son has about 5 or 6inches on him. His Son is 6'6 So yes gene is no taller than 6'1. the only reason his son is so tall is cause his mother is like 5'10. if you use the formula (mother+father height /2 + 5.5) you get 77 inches or 6'5.
Brad said on 26/Dec/10
6' 2" peak. They must have put Vinnie & Eric on boxes in some publicity photos I've an in-store walking in, Gene towered over those two guys, not in the photos.
shelley said on 2/Dec/10
I'm 5'10" tall is awesome that gene and his son are over 6ft.
shelley thompson said on 2/Dec/10
I'm 5'10" tall is awesome that gene and his son are over 6ft.
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Akirum byn Anaq said on 18/Aug/07
According to Gary North Click Here He's 6'7 and 18, so I think he'll top out at 6'8" no problem. He looked like Peter Mayhew next to Samberg and Kimmel.
Viper said on 18/Aug/07
His son does not look 6-6 to me. Closer to 6-4 Id say, unless hes grown some in the new season of his show.
I Know It All said on 17/Aug/07
His son is AT LEAST 6'6"!! He sayed he was 6'7"! I'd say Gene's shorter than 6'3", but taller than the listed 6 ft 1.5 in! He does look 6'1 1/2"-6'2" here but is slouching A LITTLE and how old is he?? maybe he's 6'1 1/2" barefoot!!?? cha ching!!
Reminidi said on 12/Aug/07
Aztec, yes, John Cash would pound that boy til he cried like a baby.
nikki gonzalo said on 7/Aug/07
i would say more like 6 foot because his son, on the show, looks uber huge
Akirum byn Anaq said on 4/Aug/07
Saw Nick Simmons on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he's gotta be 6'8 atleast. Andy Sandberg came just above his shoudlers.
ancient Aztec guy said on 5/May/07
I saw that old feller there Gene Simmons on that new show there. I saw him next to his 6'6" son. I would put Gene at about 6'2" or 6'2.5". I would say he was possibly a tiny bit taller than Johnny Cash. I personally believe that Johnny Cash Could pound old Gene Simmons there.
Jay said on 4/May/07
I dont think Gene is even 6'1.5, maybe in his youth. On his Gene Simmons show he has, he stood beside his wife Shannon Tweed and she is suppose to be 5'10, whether she is now I do not know, but they stood face to face talking in socks one scene and he was about 2.5 inches taller, not a big difference between them, I'd say he is about 6'1 max. Hard to judge his height most of the time cause he's always wearing some type of big heeled boots. And theres no way his son is 6'6 either, I'd say he's more in the 6'3 6'4 range, his son also wears boots alot in the show.
Kiss Fan said on 25/Apr/07
You should have a height listed for Paul Stanley as well, he made the band famous! I think Paul may be 1 inch shorter than Gene, so he would be around 6ft0.5, 184cm.
Viper said on 31/Mar/07
I dont think so.
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
is it weaved in?
Brad said on 29/Mar/07
"I don't think it is, because it showed him washing it". I'm trying to figure that out.
glenn said on 20/Mar/07
the thing with the wig,is he did wear wigs on occasion throughtout his career.i know for a fact.not always and maybe not now.
Viper said on 19/Mar/07
About the wig thing, on his show he said "people think its a wig". I dont think it is either, because it showed him washing it and he said he needed to wash out a few grey hairs he had.
glenn said on 19/Mar/07
i only saw him on cribs,and i agree 6-4.
Viper said on 19/Mar/07
I dont think his son is 6-6. Looks 6-4 tops on his show.
glenn said on 15/Mar/07
yes,it was clue on him.eric singer,eric carr,peter criss are all 5-6.anton fig is around that too.maybe 5-7.
Rick said on 14/Mar/07
I think the Psycho Circus drummer was Kevin Valentine, don't know how tall he is :)
Tally Ho said on 13/Mar/07
He's is 6-1.5 altho he claims 6-3 LOL!! No way Hosay. He is working on getting 6-3 wide though LOL
S.J said on 25/Dec/06
well Kiss is a Tall Band all the members are 6'0 well except for Peter Criss i dont know about the other 2 guys that came later when Ace and Peter left 4 awhile
Viper652 said on 18/Oct/06
6-1 1/2 looks right.
Emily said on 18/Oct/06
eh, blech..i dont know. i never liked this guy. i'll give him a 6'2
Anthony said on 23/Sep/06
Gene's 6'2. He comes from a tall family, I believe. His dad stood at about 6'7 and his son Nick is about that height now.
PJ said on 15/Aug/06
I've met many of the members ... Gene is 6'2, Paul is 6' or 6'1, Ace is 6'1, Bruce is 6'2 or 6'3, Eric Carr was approx 5'5, Singer approx 5'6.
PJ said on 15/Aug/06
Paul sings the Six Foot lyric in "All American Man", a B-side on the Alive II album.
Brad said on 8/Aug/06
Gene wore one at the NAMM show in Anaheim around '93 that looked like an animal pelt on his head, it was so bad people were almost asking if Daniel Boone gave it to him.
Glenn said on 4/Aug/06
I dont know that song.I know Kiss kinda good too.
Danimal said on 3/Aug/06
Really Glenn? Didn't Kiss have a song in the late seventies, where Paul sung that he was a SIX FOOT MAN or something?
Glenn said on 3/Aug/06
Paul Stanley 6-1.period.
Danimal said on 2/Aug/06
No Brad, Paul was 6'0" and yes, Gene has been wearing wigs for a long time and some really ugly ones.
Brad said on 2/Aug/06
Gene never came clean in his books about his hair. Does he wear a wig or not? 6' 2" and with boots he's always 6' 5" in public. Peter Criss is about 5' 6". Paul is about 5' 10" & Ace is 6' 1" with ease. I'm 6' 5" and Ace in boots was almost about my height.
Glenn said on 6/Jun/06
Circus mightve been split between singer and fig.
D. Ray Morton said on 5/Jun/06
I didn't even know that Anton played on "Psycho Circus." I remember they played it off like Peter did the whole record. I guess it was sort of a Beatles/Ringo coverup...?

I think the day after I bought "Unmasked" was the exact point at which I started losing interest (though, in retrospect, it was a good album). The combination of the demasking and Peter's exodus was a little anticlimactic and pretty disillusioning for a kid.
Glenn said on 22/May/06
Actually to be precise,Singer is 5-5.hail Anton.never properly credited.the drummer on 3 KISS albums.DYNASTY, UMASKED,PSYCHO CIRCUS.
D. Ray Morton said on 20/May/06
Wow. I know Fig and Singer are 5'6" (and Carr did look pretty short). But Peter at 5'6"?? I'm actually a little surprised.
Glenn said on 8/May/06
Every drummer in KISS was 5-6.including Anton Fig.thats 4 drummers at 5-6! and Vicent Cusano is also 5-6.
D. Ray Morton said on 7/May/06
I met Ace years ago through Richie Scarlet. Funniest guy ever. Definitely over the 6' mark - 6'1" I'd say, maybe a little more.

Glenn, have you met Peter and, if so, is he really the 5'9" that he claims? (He referred to himself as "a little 5'9" Italian-Irish kid from Brooklyn" in an interview.)

Sakanna, I highly, highly doubt that Vinnie Vincent is 5'8".
Randy Tattoo said on 15/Mar/06
I meet Gene back in 1994. I am 6-2. her had on some boots which made him 6-4
Sakanna said on 25/Jan/06
Glenn, great pic bro!
Glenn said on 23/Jan/06
1993.after an in store signing.this was the one around.the way I work.
Danimal said on 22/Jan/06
Was that pic taken on their Revenge tour, or Alive III in 1992-1993?
Glenn said on 22/Jan/06
no paul is supposed to be 6-1.he looks 5-11 to 6 feet though.he is slouching alot here.
Danimal said on 20/Jan/06
Paul looks shorter than I thought he was. He has stated his own height to be 6'0", but next to Glenn, he looks about 5'9" MAX.
CelebHeights Editor said on 20/Jan/06
Kiss picture added.
Gundy said on 16/Jan/06
Tommy is the same height as Gene.
Sakanna said on 10/Jan/06
Gundy, I am afraid that you may be wrong about Tommy's height. Check this pic to see that Paul and Tommy are pretty much the same height. Gene is taller...

Sakanna said on 10/Jan/06
Great Gundy, it'd be nice if you GIVE THE ACTUAL NUMBERS though.

From what I have gathered on the net/research these are pretty acurate... or almost.
Gundy said on 21/Nov/05
Your chart for height is off a bit for the members of KISS. Tommy Thayer is taller than 6'1. Peter Criss is not 5'10....5'9 or less. Tommy is actually taller than Gene. Vinnie Vincent would be pushing 5'8.
Sakanna said on 27/Sep/05
Hey you guys!

I have met Gene and his family at a toy store in Washington, DC (Georgetown Park Mall). I am 5'11" and he did look even taller than 6'2". My head was a little above his sholders... in fact I thought he was 6'5" (he was wearing cowboy boots though)...

Yes, he is 6'2" in real life and over 7" tall with his platform shoes.

For KISS fans, I pretty much think this is the height of all members, starting from the tallest:

Bruce Kullick = 6'3"
Gene Simmons = 6'2"
Ace Frehley = 6'1"
Mark St. John = 6'1"
Tommy Thayer = 6'1"
Paul Stanley = 6'0"
Peter Criss = 5'10"
Vinnie Vincent = 5'8"
Eric Carr = 5'7"
Eric Singer = 5'6"

I believe that's acurate or pretty close.


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