George Takei's Height
5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
American actor best known for his portrayal of Sulu in the Original Star Trek series and subsequent movie spin-offs. He is also known for playing Kaito Nakamura on Heroes. I met him in 2007 and 2008 at Collectormania and Jenny met him in 2009 London Collectormania. On Howard Stern's show George claimed he used to be 5ft 8 but shrank to 5ft 6 and a half.
5ft 8 Rob and George @ 2007 Collectormania
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 6.38in (168.6cm)
Current: 5ft 4.98in (165cm)
said on 14/Feb/20
Rob, how big is his head? in this pic, it looks like similar yours, what is maybe a little big?
9.5 inches is very possible.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Dec/19
Merry Christmas to George! XXX
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 10/Sep/19
He looks bit taller than solid 5ft 5 standing next to you and Jenny in those pics... I would say 5ft 5 and half aka Triple 5.... Peak height is presumably 5ft 6 half range or so..
For his 2019 height, I would go with 5ft 5 as you listed cause those pics were almost decades ago. That explains all..
said on 24/Aug/19
Rob, how tall would you say Richard Horvitz is? Here he is with Takai:
Richard could be a gentleman somewhere in 5ft 3-4 range
Jere said on 10/Jul/19
He looks over 5’5” to me.
said on 25/Apr/18
But Takei wasn't 5'8" in the first place though.
It's a joke...loads of 5ft 6.5 guys claim to be 5ft 8 😉
said on 24/Apr/18
I found a height claim for George Takei on this Howard Stern Show log site. If you scroll down to Robin’s news, inside the third paragraph he claims he shrank from 5 ft 8 to 5 ft 6.5. Sorry, I forgot the link here it is Click Here
Thanks for noticing it, I'll mention what he claimed.
What is it with these 5ft 8 guys shrinking to 5ft 6.5!
said on 18/May/17
Rob, he's 80 years ago. Surely he's lost height (2"). There needs to be a before and after for him.
Editor Rob: yeah he could be 5ft 5 now, but I dont' think he's shrunk as much as an average man...for one thing, he's a few inches shorter than average and has kept himself in good shape.
John said on 24/Mar/17
said on 28/Nov/16
Was up at my sister campus ( penn state ) two weeks ago and he gave a speech there to a lot of the students. I did get to attend. Was maybe 10 feet from him he looked in the 5'4-5'6 range. Very humble guy by the way. Also quite interesting.
Rob , how was he with you, friendly?
Editor Rob: yes Jordan, from the times I've seen George, he has always had a positive and welcoming personality with fans. Seems a good bloke!
said on 24/Nov/16
he looks 5'7 with jenny there. is it about a decade ago?
Editor Rob: qbert, I think 2009 that one was taken.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Nov/16
Ah! What a lovely guy! I remember when he was in the celebrity jungle, the year Joe Swash was crowned 'King of the Jungle!' He got on well with everybody and in turn, everyone liked him. I thought it rather sweet that George and Joe said that they would keep in touch with each other. I do hope they did!
It comes as no surprise that he is here being photographed with you Rob! I bet he was great to meet!
He must have been very young when he starred in the original 'Star Trek' series and seeing here that he has only lost an inch from his 5ft6 peak height, he must look after himself very well indeed. He was fit enough to be accepted for 'I'm a Celebrity...' and he looks to be in fine health to me!
said on 19/Oct/16
why no "current" height and "peak height" distinction?
Editor Rob: today I think he is closer to 5ft 5, so I will give him that, he hasn't retired and is still active out there.
wayde said on 27/Aug/16
Sorry but that looks like 5'5" to me..
Mike said on 11/Sep/15
1 inch height loss is pretty good for almost 80 years old.
said on 19/Apr/15
whats his peak height? the guys born in 1937
[Editor Rob: his peak I think is 5ft 6, today I think he is edging towards 5ft 5.]
Realist said on 13/Nov/14
5 feet 5 inches exact. Just like Hutcherson and Radcliffe would look with Detective Rob.
delvin said on 17/Jul/14
i would say 167 cm
thatguy said on 28/May/14
5ft7 in bare feet said on 23/Nov/13
I remember reading years ago that he was 5.7 and that Walter Koenig was 5.8 in their prime. I always thought that Sulu looked taller than Chekov on Star Trek TOS. I saw Koenig at a Comic con a few years ago and looked about 5.5 max.
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 3/Oct/13
with jenny he looks over 5ft 6
Goerge said on 31/Jul/13
Peak Height 5'8-5'9 ??
Ali said on 28/Jul/13
The difference is more than 2 inches.
Len said on 9/Jul/13
Is it just me, or does Takei have like the biggest head you've ever seen on a guy that short?
cd said on 5/Jul/13
I think 167 would fit him well
Reg said on 31/May/13
He could have been 5'8" at his peak.
Anonymous said on 24/Mar/13
George Takei 5' 8" my ass! Rob, you and Jenny are actually 5' 8" and both of you stand taller than George.
The Exorcist said on 1/Dec/12
About 5'5.5 barefoot.
mofo said on 10/Oct/12
@deed more like something is very wrong with you....LOL!
He can look 5ft4 at times, but in the pics above he does look 5ft5.
mofo said on 10/Oct/12
@Legend I totally agree, plus he looks soooo old!!! Way older than he actually is LOL!
Looks about 5ft5.
Mathew said on 9/Oct/12
looks 166 cm tops with Rob, but does appear 2 cm taller next to Jenny.
phl said on 10/Feb/12
more like 166
Tadaa said on 20/Nov/11
No more than 5'5,5".
said on 16/Nov/11
I've had another look at this and it's a little weird. He looks a flat 5' 5" next to Rob accounting for his footwear advantage, but does look 5' 6" next to Jenny.
[Editor Rob: I believe he has a fraction more than jenny aswell]
Physics Enemy said on 29/Oct/11
I think he's 167 cm. He's got a big forehead. He does look close to 5' 6" with Rob, but has a slight footwear advantage. So 167 cm. He's not 5' 5" though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Oct/11
A little under 5"6...166cm-167cm range
deed said on 16/Oct/11
There's something wrong with you if you don't like George Takei.
Guess your.... said on 13/Oct/11
Takei is Japanese-American
Legend said on 7/Sep/11
5'5, I don't like him. He's creepy.
5'8.56784 said on 26/Jul/11
5'6 peak, 5'5 now, he looks 5'5 with you Rob. Did he say "Hellooo"? lol
runt said on 20/May/11
No he doesn't have thin heels, in fact he has the footwear advantage. His eye level may be throwing ppl off in his case. The top of his head might be in the 5-6 range.
He has a pretty extensive filmography to my surprise.
guyfrommars said on 24/Apr/11
If he was 5'6" in his prime, Walter Koenig was only 5'5". They looked the same height on Star Trek many times, but Koenig was wearing the 2-inch heeled boots in every episode he appeared in, while Takei shifted to the shorter, 2nd season version and then the even shorter 3rd season one. Either Takei was 5'7" and Koenig 5'6" or Takei 5'6" and Koenig 5'5".
AnonymousIntx said on 19/Jan/11
Met him at star trek convention once. Friendliest guy ever. I don't think he will ever get sick of people calling him Sulu though Shatner got angry once for being called capt.Kirk. I would have never known he was gay if he didn't come out. He looks, acts, and sounds too straight. Looks taller than 5-6 in real life. Maybe wearing lifts?
me said on 4/Jan/11
I agree that there is a little more than 3 inches here. Is he on very thin heels?
Brad said on 30/Dec/10
5' 6" peak, 5' 5" now.
said on 1/Jun/09
I struggle to see a proper 5'6 next to Rob. Any chance of downgrading to 5ft5.5? I mean George is even closer to the camera.
[Editor Rob: he could be 1cm under 5ft 6 now.]
josh said on 26/Apr/09
i lived in LA for a year one day i found myself in korea town..and ran n2 george taki by chance..im 5'6" i walked by him and towered over him he's a lil guy 5'2/3" topz..no way waz he 5'6"..i lived in hollywood for a year seen many celeb's believe whoever writes bout celeb stats lies i worked "swingvote "and " hancock" preimeres i waz right up next to alot of em .the stats would surprise u
Anonymous said on 4/Dec/08
I agree with the 5ft 6. He spoke to me in a lift plus for a while at a buffet table etc.Stood next to him at several, conventions. Nice man.
Captain Spaulding said on 23/Sep/08
Due to footwear advantage id say 5'5".
said on 30/Jul/08
Have you met Spock/Nemoy?
[Editor Rob: I saw him 2006 although he didn't do photos.]
Charliemoto said on 25/Mar/08
Shaq is 7'1" said on 23/Mar/08
Alright well then anywhere from 5'5" to 5'5.5" now I'd say
Shaq os 7'1
said on 23/Mar/08
Well then he seems to be a solid 5'6" even now at 70 years old or a minimum 5'5.5".
[Editor Rob: he's got about 1/2 extra inch of hair. See here
to see it flatter]
Shaq is 7'1
said on 23/Mar/08
Hey Rob since you are a Celtic fan what do you think of Garnett and the C's 55-14 record? Garnett's influence on the team has been tremendous and I believe he is one of the reasons all of those young players and bench players have improved so much. Everything seems to be going perfect for Boston.
If he has a footwear advantage then I'd say 5'5" or 5'5.5" now. I could easily believe 5'6" for peak height.
[Editor Rob: only slight advantage, I mean 0.2 inch, he has running shoes that are a little bit thicker, I have usual 1 inch style.
oh, I'm a football Celtic fan, not a bballer ;)]
said on 22/Mar/08
Btw, Rob. Do you drive a red Audi RS4 avant? I could swear I saw you today.
[Editor Rob: nah, I couldn't afford that!]
said on 22/Mar/08
So your a Celtic fan then Rob?
[Editor Rob: indeed I am.]
said on 22/Mar/08
hey rob is it me or did he grow an inch in the right picture?
[Editor Rob: I was leaning a little in the right pic.]
Big-T said on 29/Oct/07
looked about this on Heroes hes got quite a good build tho not really as skinny as originally thought
Lenny said on 26/Jun/07
I think Mr.Takei is a fine actor.However I also believe him to be approximatly 5'6" tall. I recall him standing next to Frank Sinatra in the film "Never So Few".We all know "Old Blue Eyes" was between 5'8-9" tall.
Genny said on 29/May/07
Yes..5ft 6. Stood in a lift with him, chatting and he was on a long train journey I was on with friends.
said on 31/May/06
George Takei 5'6" and Walter Koenig also 5'6" on the Enterprise Bridge...Click Here
Anonymous said on 16/Feb/06
Takei really *is* just about 5'6". Met him at a Star Trek Covention (I was dragged by a friend - no, really, I was) years and years ago. I have a picture with him around somewhere.
Jason said on 10/Apr/05
George Takei really is 5'6", I saw him at 2 star trek conventions and he signed my autograph on both occasions, standing straight in front of me.