How tall was Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis Height

6ft 2 (188 cm)

American actor, filmmaker and writer best remembered for roles in Ghostbusters, Stripes and for helming movies such as Groundhog Day, Caddyshack and Analyze This. A 2004 New Yorker article mentioned "in recent years his gangly six-foot-two-inch frame has filled out, catching up to his size-14 feet."

How tall is Harold Ramis
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 2.39in (189cm)
Henrik said on 19/Feb/23
He did look closer to 6ft 3 in Ghostbusters, I thought. Looked to have closer to two inches on Aykroyd who was a legit 6ft 1.
V for 1984 said on 27/Dec/21
Yeah 6-2 guy. Not under.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/21
berta, yeah Ramis could have been in that strong 6ft2 area like Reynolds
berta said on 17/Nov/21
he and ryan renyolds could have been identical in height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/May/21
Ramis: 188.5cm
Murray 186.5cm

That's what I saw in Stripes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/21
berta, especially with Murray in 186cm range, easily 2-3cm taller...
berta said on 23/Mar/21
agrre rampage all those guys was probably over 6´2. i give them al about 188,5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/20
Still looked beside Colin Hanks in Orange County
Bazza said on 1/Aug/20
just watched stripes for the first time. Ramis is easy 6'2. Murray a shade under so about 187. good listings rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/20
This guy always looked stand out tall in everything he appeared in. A bit over this peak should be considered. I think Ramis, Cusack, Reynolds and Jackson are all candidates for 6ft2¼
Studio said on 19/Apr/20
6'2 1/2 peak was his height
the thing said on 25/Feb/20
6ft 2.25 he needs an upgrade
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Apr/19
Big chunky 188.8cm
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
6'1 peak would be similar to Sam jackson or John Cusack
MIKESOWELL said on 28/Sep/18
Ramis was definitely around six foot two.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/18
Ramis didn’t look a full 2in shorter than Conan O’Brien when he appeared in the 90’s. 189cm is more likely than 187cm at peak, IMO
berta said on 11/May/18
ramis legit 188
murray legit 186
akroyd legit 185
ernie 182,5-183
Dave said on 11/Jan/18
Strong 6 foot 2.5 in Stripes. Taller than reinhold, candy and bill murray
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/17
Aykroyd: 185.5cm
Murray: 186.5cm
Ramis: 188.5cm
RichardSpain said on 2/May/17
He was tall. I agree with the people here and this website. 188cm ( 6`2) is ok for him.

Team of Ghostbusters (year 1984):

Ramis: 188cm
Murray: 187cm
Aykroyd: 185cm
Hudson: 183cm
Weaver: 181cm
Moranis: 165 cm
anon said on 5/Apr/17
Rob, Have you watched the Movie Stripes lot of scenes with Murray next to Ramis, I think 6'2 is game for Ramis there were certain scenes where Murray could look taller but I think a legit 6'1 was fine for Bill, John Candy was also in that, I think he is taller than Murray and likely similar to Ramis.
Editor Rob
can't remember how tall he looked now, but at least in Ghostbusters was still near 6ft 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Sep/16
Ramis: 188.5cm
Murray: 186.5cm
Aykroyd: 185.5cm
Hudson: 182.5cm
Weaver: 181.5cm
berta said on 8/Jun/16
2 cm taller than murray. this seems right
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Mar/16
Looked it in Ghostbusters and Stripes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, is a fraction over 6ft2 possible for Ramis?
Editor Rob
I think at times he could look a big 6ft 2 guy.
A6'2Guy said on 12/Jul/15
Didn't necessarily tower the rest of the team in Ghostbusters but was taller nonetheless.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Oct/14
189cm for Ramis wouldn't surprise me.
Sam said on 1/Oct/14
I think he looks not quite a full inch over Bill Murray with good posture in Stripes, but you could make an argument that Murray is near 6'1.25" or a mm or so more as well.
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Sam said on 14/Apr/14
It's probably borderline sacrilegious as a comedy fan, but I feel like Caddyshack was overrated in how funny it is...I love Groundhog Day, though. He was clearly a giant influence over a lot of modern comedy and was likeable as Ghostbuster (the tallest one), for which he also reported wrote a lot of the funniest scenes and brought Akyroyd's script down to earth.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Feb/14

"Harold Ramis height: 6ft 2.5in (189cm)"
Arch Stanton said on 26/Feb/14
RIP Spengler.
Lorne said on 26/Feb/14
What is going on this year??? RIP
TheGooz said on 25/Feb/14
I met the guy at a film festival in 2008. The guy was much taller than 6'2". More like 6'4"/6'5". Giant dude. Very nice man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Well, he might still be 6ft2. It'd be interesting to see a more recent photo of him, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Maybe if Ghostbusters 3 gets green lighted it's a possibility?
Arch Stanton said on 29/Sep/13
He actually looks 6'2.5" in Ghostbusters next to the others.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
"Harold Ramis's height is 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"
"Peak height was 6ft 2.5in (189cm)"

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/12
In Ghostbusters was 0.5in taller than Murray.
So peak height was 6ft2.5(189cm). Today is the same height
the shredder said on 9/Aug/12
His height varies in Ghostbusters ... Sometimes Bill's height and others taller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/12
I saw an episode of The OC where he looked at least
this height. It was a few years old, though. In Ghostbusters
he was 6ft2-6ft3 aswell.
sickhead said on 10/Jun/12
6'3 with shoes possible...
188 cm/ 6'2.1" said on 2/Feb/12
I met Ramis in the spring of 2009 at his home (long story behind this), and based on the picture the two of us took, based on the fact that I looked about 2 inches taller than him, he being barefoot and me wearing some pretty thick running shoes, I think he's closer to 6'1" Maybe he was taller 25 years ago, but not now.
Martyr said on 7/Oct/11
Did not look the same as Bill Murray in Stripes at all!!!!

He looked 188-189, and Murray looked his height, which is 185-186, not a hair over!

The 6'3 look is because of the hair I guess. He was rather 6'2,5 than a weak 6'3
5'8.56784 said on 15/Jul/11
Rob, this guy could look at times almost 2" taller than 6'1.5 Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. He always looked at least one inch taller than both Murray and Aykroyd, and sometimes he could look near 6'4. I'd say this guy was a solid 6'3. Maybe 6'3.5, Rob?? 6'3 for sure, I'm pretty positive about this one, check Ghostbusters 1 again, you'll see.
MsKitty said on 6/Feb/11
I would've guessed 6'3 but I guess his tall hairdo is what makes appear taller than he really is...
Anonymous said on 12/Jan/11
Not quite 6'2. More like 6'1 especially in Stripes. looks the same as Bill Murray.
Hugh 190cm said on 22/Jun/09
6ft? Well that means he must be under 6ft2 at this point. 187cm nowadays. Rob a downgrade please?
Michael 6'2" said on 18/Jun/09
I just met him a few weeks ago - I'm 6'2", and I'd put him around 6'0". He was barefoot when we met.
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Jun/09
6ft2 in the 80's and 90's. Today he is a tad shorter. 6ft1.5 (187cm). Rob PLEASE PLEASE downgrade him. He simply doesn't quite reach 6ft2 these days.
Hugh 190cm said on 28/May/09
Going back ten years I would have said 6ft2 or so but not today. 187cm now.
Hugh 190cm said on 9/May/09
Ramis was probably 188cm when they made Ghostbusters. Today he looks to have dropped half an inch so I think he's 187cm. He has gone from being almost an inch taller than Muuray and Aykroyd (both 186cm) to being 1cm taller.

6ft2 peak, 6ft1.5 now.

Rob, please downgrade him.
Hugh 190cm said on 12/Apr/09
Rob this guy is not 6ft2 anymore. The only way this guy could be 188cm is if John Cusack is 189cm.
Hugh 190cm said on 2/Apr/09
Okay maybe 6ft2. But only if John Cusack gets upgraded to 189cm.
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 24/Feb/09
Maybe 6ft2 peak. Nowadays looks around the same height as Murray and Aykroyd. Maybe a hair taller at the most.
T.J. said on 11/Feb/09
Looks 6'2" around Bill Murray
Hugh said on 10/Jan/09
Ramis is slightly less than 6ft2 these days. ROb you downgrade him slightly.
Hugh said on 11/Dec/08
Beleive me no more than 6ft1.5.
Hugh said on 1/Dec/08
Rob, this guy should be downgraded. He looks no more than 6ft1.5.
Hugh said on 8/Nov/08
He was 6ft2 when I shook his hand ten years ago. Today I have doubts though. Looking more 6ft1-6ft1.5 next to Frasier. BTW I met him at this after party. He had just received this honour for his contribution to film.
Hugh said on 1/Nov/08
But this is Brendan Frasier we're talking about here. That guy is at least 6ft3. Ramis is 1.5 inches shorter. It's a no brainer. Anyway Ramis did look 6ft2 back when I encountered him in 1997. And if you think Bill Murray is mean check this guy out.
cjpatz said on 22/Oct/08
You can't really get an accurate height just by seeing them together. There are factors like posture, pose, were they standing still or moving, etc. They have to stand by a scale or ruler or something. But you can get a rough estimate though. Like your example. Brendan Frasier and Harold Ramis, you can't just tell from one picture. you may need more than one picture at different angles to get a better estimate..
Hugh said on 19/Oct/08
I am now beginning to wonder if this guy is 6ft2 anymore. He's looking noticeably shorter than Brendan Frasier (6ft3). I think nowadays he's more 6ft1.5.
Hugh said on 13/Sep/08
Rob How about a peak height. He did look closer to 6ft3 back in 80s. He looks 6ft4ish next to Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
Halb said on 31/Aug/08
Watching GB2 now. I would have guessed 6'4, seeing as he is taller than Ackroyd.
Hugh said on 26/Aug/08
Ramis 6ft4 LOL. He's 6ft2. May have been 6ft2.5 at his peak.
Brooklyn30_98 said on 23/May/08
Ok. So when they were making Ghostbusters II I worked at the TGIFridays across the street where the were filming. They all came in and had lunch one day and I waited I met them all. They were all wearing their Ghostbuster jumpsuits with boots and all...but I am 6 foot tall even. Ernie Hudson was the shortest of them all...Sigourney Weaver was taller than me. I am not sure if she was wearing any kind of heels but she is a minimum of 5'11" to 6" tall. Bill Murray came in second I would put him at 6'2". Dan Ackroyd was at least an inch taller than Bill so I would put him at 6'3" and Harold was the tallest of the bunch at 6'4". I would say that if the actors were privy to this they would give their heights to within a half an inch of all the stats I just reported on. I was there. I met tham all. And you can speculate till you're blue in the face but even though it was 87-88 I stil remember that experience clearly. What I am putting down is gospel.
Hugh said on 1/May/08
Taller than average in my opinion is 5ft11 to 6ft.
footballed28 said on 30/Apr/08
if you are over 5'10 it would offically make you taller than average, but in order to be considered tall, you have to be 6' or long as you are in the five foot something range, you are not really tall
Hugh said on 18/Apr/08
Ramis is 6ft2.5 and a total ****. When I met him he was nothing but ignorant and was talking as if he's too good to talk to.
Hugh said on 26/Mar/08
I don't agree with that statement Jim. If your over 5ft10 you are tall. Nowhere near tall in fact. To be tall I think you have to be over 6ft. Ramis is 6ft2.5 minimum.
Hugh said on 20/Mar/08
Ramis 6ft3
Murray and Aykroyd 6ft2
Hudson 6ft1-6ft2
Jim said on 1/Mar/08
I used to think Ramis was 6'4", but as bone thin as he was in ghostbusters now I know he is 6'2" cause the guy who played Vigo is an actual 6'3" and he looked like he would tower over Ramis. Remember 6'2" is pretty tall for a guy, and if your over 5'10" you are tall.
Anthony said on 29/Dec/07
I believe Aykroyd and Murray are both 6'1 and Ramis is 6'2 minimum.
Hamletmiss said on 8/Jul/07
I always looked at these Ghostbusters in size order - Bill Murray as 6'1", Dan Aykroyd as 6'2", and Harold Ramis as 6'3". Anyone agree with this?
the shredder said on 4/Jan/07
I must agree . I think hes aleast 6 ft 2 ! ... I personally think Bill Murray can look 6'2 - 6'3 range , and this guy looks slightly taller then him in Ghostbusters .

Aykroyd 6'1 , Murray 6'2 , Ramis 6'3 ?????????????
Height Tracker said on 11/Nov/05
I just watched Orange County. Although there were no scenes of this guy really standing next to anybody to judge his height off of, I will still say he looked tall. However, one thing is for sure: he's gotten significantly fatter than his "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes" days.
Mighty said on 23/May/05
No way he's under 6'2 ...
Look @ the Ghostbusters movies again , he's towering Murray Aykroyd and Hudson (2" at least )... And on your picz he's not standing tall and he' still taller than everyone ...

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