How tall is Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins Height

5ft 9in (175.3 cm)

American Rocker and Actor. He once said: "Huge? I'm five foot 9 inches. The supermodels I date are taller than I am"

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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 9.21in (175.8cm)
Canson said on 30/Aug/17
@Danimal: I didn't think you believed peoples claims. Charles Barkley says he's 6'4.75 but you seem not to believe him. What's the difference with this guy that makes his more believable?
Some Guy said on 24/Aug/17
Rollins is one the few celebrities who looks way taller than he actually is, thanks to his muscular physique and somewhat intimidating face. I wonder how he would have turned out if he had passed the audition of Negan in the Walking Dead (a character whose appearance and personality were directly inspired by Rollins). He is noticeably shorter than 178cm Andrew Lincoln, so with camera angles and elevator shoes, it could have been possible to make him appear larger (much like Tom Hardy as Bane). Jeffrey Dean Morgan does a good job but he is a tad too skinny to be Negan, so could Rollins have been an even better casting choice?
Mickey said on 22/Aug/17
five niner...
Danimal said on 28/Jul/17
I asked Henry how tall he is. He replies to people's personal emails on a daily basis. His email address is on his website. I've corresponded with him a few times. He says he's between 5'9" and 5'10". The dude is also 56 years old and until the early 2000's used to lift very heavy weights, so some height loss may have occurred, but not much.
HonestSlovene said on 13/Feb/17
He is 5'9" more or less. Maybe more 5'9.25" peak and about 5'8.75" now. Joe Rogan looks about 5'6" maximum next to him, unless Henry has footwear advantage then he is a solid 5'7" but not a hair more and 5'8" is literally impossible for him.
Chris175 said on 27/Jan/17
This really blows joe Rogans 5 foot 8 claim out of the water

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roy said on 17/Nov/16
The more I see of this guy I think 5'9 is too high. I think he was rounding up and about 5'8 1/2.
Pat said on 25/Oct/16
Met him in 2011 at a local book signing. I'm 178 cm (5'10"). He was around an inch shorter than me. 5'9" is spot on. I have to find the picture we took together.
Ian from Auckland said on 13/May/16
Walked past him a few years ago. I'm 5'10", he did seem around an inch shorter.I imagined he'd be pretty huge (in height & build) but was surprised to see he was also clearly slimmer than me (I was around 190lbs).
Danimal said on 29/Aug/15
Henry Rollins and 5'10" Cuba Gooding Jr. in 2009:

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Henry with once 6'2 Johnny Cash in 1995:

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Henry with 5'9" (listed) Josh Mostel in 1994:

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Henry with 5'6.5" Kerry King from Slayer in 2011:

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Jonny5 said on 25/Aug/15
I'm 5'9 and I've stood next to him at a show. He's like 5'8. I was very surprised. He looks a lot taller on tv!
Johemoth the dog said on 17/Jun/15
Looks 5'8.5 - 5'9. Emailed him before, cool guy.
Leung said on 18/Nov/14
I sent a email yesterday to ask the question and Henry responded today with an estimate of 170lb.
Danimal said on 17/Nov/14
Fuzzblaster says on 11/Nov/14
He is a legit 5'8". Nothing more.

He's nothing under 5'9".
Danimal said on 17/Nov/14
Leung says on 28/Jun/13
Danimal it's true that he's slimmer these days but he's nothing close to 130 pounds. Look up Youtube video of recent interview with Pharrell, he looks a fit 160 pounds.

140 pound range these days. Was around 200 pounds in the late 90's.
Fuzzblaster said on 11/Nov/14
He is a legit 5'8". Nothing more.
Sam said on 10/Sep/14
For some reason in some pictures he looks like he edges out his friend Ian McKaye, but if you recall McKaye can look a solid 5'9.5" next to big G and in other might have to do with posture and build though.
lelman said on 31/Jan/14
A good example of a averagee guy who somehow pulls of looking much taller. Never in a million years would have pegged him under 6 foot, which is crazy considering how bulky he can be.
Leung said on 28/Jun/13
Danimal it's true that he's slimmer these days but he's nothing close to 130 pounds. Look up Youtube video of recent interview with Pharrell, he looks a fit 160 pounds.
teej said on 22/Jun/13
Only 5'9?! Jheez i thought he was 6'1 at least, built like a brick never the less, what a beast!
bren said on 8/Jan/13
definitely 5' 9" - saw him after show 2 years ago, shook hands and spoke to him for afew minutes . I'm 5'7" .
hes definitely very fit - not an ounce of fat on him - boney hands !
XazXzaGurl said on 18/Oct/12
I'd give him between 5'7" and 5'9" but one thing about him is he's A LOT smaller than you'd think. I saw him last night here in Tallahassee and I at 5'4" didn't have to look back to see him. But he deff. has some build on him. Great tone.
Kal said on 2/Sep/12
I also met him after a spoken word event, back in 2010. I'm 5'8.5" and after talking to him and standing next to him for about ten minutes, I can say he was a half inch shorter than me. So he's a solid 5'8" You've got to remember that a lot of men lose and inch or so, after 50. So at one point he was probably close to 5'9" but not anymore.
AJW said on 29/Jul/11
I met henry after a spoken word show in North Carloina I'm 5'10" and I was way bigger than him. He was around 5'7" at most. But watching him on stage and from a distance he holds himself like a 6 foot guy. He was super cool too.
Danimal said on 22/Apr/11
Nicolás says on 17/Jan/11
Hey Rob! Check this one out:
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5'8.5 listed Milo Ventimiglia alongside Henry. Can't see footwear, but the height difference looks interesting.
P.S: The photo was taken on the IAVA Heroes Gala

Henry has lost a tremendous amount of bodyweight. Truthfully he's looked malnourished the last couple of years. Night and day from his buffed up MTV physique of the mid/late 1990's...
Danimal said on 22/Apr/11
At least 5'8"-5'9".. He had noticeable height on 5'6.5"-5'7" Glenn....
sambson said on 7/Apr/11
Henry is just slightly below average height. I'm 5"8' and he's shorter than me.I was a roadie on tour with him in 1997. I would say he's 5"6' max (no shoes).
Kathleen said on 20/Mar/11
Meet Henry I would definetly say 5'9". My friend is 5'7" and he definetly had some height on her.
Wes said on 28/Feb/11
I'd say Rollins is 5'9" with shoes. I met him briefly and he was only slightly taller than me and I'm 5'8" with shoes. Also, Henry not looking happy in a photograph is his standard look for impromptu poses with other people. As for shoes, he almost always wears Vans skateboarding shoes.
Nicolás said on 17/Jan/11
Hey Rob! Check this one out:
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5'8.5 listed Milo Ventimiglia alongside Henry. Can't see footwear, but the height difference looks interesting.
P.S: The photo was taken on the IAVA Heroes Gala

[Editor Rob: rollins doesn't look happy, although maybe he's letting Milo be taller for some reason? I don't think he's really as short as he looks there ;)]
Nicolas said on 15/Jan/11
Hey Rob, check this out! listed 5'8ºand half Milo Ventimiglia with Henry. Can´t see footwear, but boy there's a difference
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krazy krippled! said on 2/Jan/11
Man!! he always looked like a solid 6 footer to me, anyways he looks alright. Still shocked
Anonymous said on 13/Nov/10
Hi, I met Henry Rollins in Oxford in the UK after one of his spoken word shows a couple of years ago. On stage he looked muscular and tall and talked about weight lifting and such. On meeting him I was amazed at how small in stature he seemed. I am 5 feet 10 and around 12.5 - 13 Stone I had shoes on that gave me maybe 2 inches max. I was just way taller and wider framed than him and I'm fairly slim really. I would say he may be 5 feet 8 or 5 five seven max. The ground was flat also can't remember what shoes he had on sorry. Hope this helps
glenn said on 20/Aug/07
uso? he told me he realised his fans were his bread and butter.i told him i heard he was a dick and i was afraid to get a negative reaction from him when first meeting him.he was great.
Danimal said on 20/Aug/07
He's definitely mellowed out over the years and works for USO nowadays.
glenn said on 19/Aug/07
he also treated fans and autograph dealers like **** for years too.he admitted it to me.the ugly stories i heard were true.i also read 5-10.5 for him too.i buy 5-9.5.
Danimal said on 18/Aug/07
Henry is VERY honest. If he says 5'9.2", then that is EXACTLY what he is then. No more use debating it. Henry is BRUTALLY honest about everything. I've chatted with him via email many times. Great guy.
Sjbrown said on 18/Aug/07
I heard he's 5'8 and 2/3 I emailed him to ask him and he measuered himself and said that hes 5'9 and 1/5. I still think that he's 5'8 and 2/3 because I saw him on tv once, standing next to a wax figure of Elvis who was 6' 0½. I eyeballed it and I'm pretty sure I'm correct.
Danimal said on 8/Aug/07
Henry personally answers his own emails if you go to his website. That's his personal email address, as well as his phone number on there. We correspond with each other by email. He's as real and down to earth as you can get.
Jason said on 8/Aug/07
Weightlifting in moderation (i.e. for health) is good for you, nobodies disputing that. Heavy lifting, regardless of form, isn't as good for you, though...
Anonymous said on 7/Aug/07
Just to chime in on the weightlifting thing: Lifting does not make you shorter. If anything, it gives you better "natural" posture, especially deadlifts, since they strengthen your traps. Sure, it may accelerate your natural height loss for the day, but there is no permanent damage done from proper lifting; in fact, it's very healthy for you, and actually increases bone density, as someone has already mentioned. It's when people who don't know what they're doing, like using improper form on exercises like the deadlift and squat, end up herniating the discs in their backs, and then claim that doing these exercises are dangerous. Personally, after reading this site, I've realized that I lose about 1/2" after a workout with heavy squats, yet in the morning I'm right back at 182cm.
NancyStrangler said on 21/Jul/07
I saw Rollins in 2003 in NC. Im about 6' tall, maybe just shy. I was much taller than he was. He was slouching slighty, but I'd have to say hes about 5'7'' or 5' 8''. No way is he almost 6'. I had half-a head on him.
Leung said on 1/May/07
5’9” sounds right, he looks that height in all his movies. Even though Rollins usually only does small parts in movies he is a cool actor.
Franco said on 1/May/07
"if you can see the you that i see, when i see you see me, you'll see yourself so differently i assure you"

- Henry Rollins :-D

he looks 5'9 indeed.
Some Musician said on 14/Jan/07
Toured with him at one point in the 90's. I'm between 5'11 - 6ft, and more often than not he appeared to hover around 5'10". I think he's taller than 5'9. While built, he's not broad.
Glenn said on 23/Nov/06
The photo came out that way,but I remember he had an inch on me.
Markus said on 22/Nov/06
Glenn looks the same height or even half an inch taller in my opinion.
Looks like his head is small too, just look at the length between his chin and his eyebrows, and compare it to Glenns.
Franco said on 16/Nov/06
5.9 is perfect, he is into body weights so he's accurate, also he sing songs about self esteem so he have a lot of it, so i doubt he'd like on his height at all, he would still be a lion whatever height he is.

i love that guy music and personality!
manicpanic said on 8/Nov/06
ill buy 5'9.
probably like 5'9.5" 5'9.75" in the morning. so he rounds up to 5'10
sometimes. Makes sense to me.
Glenn said on 8/Nov/06
I read 5-10.5 in a newspaper.I know it doesnt look it in the pic,but I noticed he was slightly taller than me.
Danimal said on 7/Nov/06
He's been listed at short as 5'6" and as high as 5'11", but from his own mouth, he's 5'9". The man is known to be one of the most honest guys around. I believe him. He's 5'9" and between 190-195 pounds according to him, as of 2001 (he looked heavier in 1997).
Glenn said on 7/Nov/06
He's 5-9.
LuckyLuciano said on 19/Oct/06
I saw Black Flag AT LEAST 20 times he is 5'7". He wears "sensible" shoes that accentuate his height and has very good posture.
Jim said on 9/Sep/06
Yep, I saw him in Vancouver a few years back, and he was talking about how somebody said on the radio he wouldn't box him or something. "Why not?" Rollins replied, "I'm like, five nine..."
Glenn said on 5/Sep/06
No,Im serious Danimal and friend LOOKS like he lost some.he claimed 5-10.5 but now looks 5-9.
Colin said on 4/Sep/06
Absolutely no taller than 5'7. He played Atlanta in 1999 and my wife and met him after the show. I JUST went to the doctor two days ago and was certified 5'10.5. Rollins was barely up to my chin and we took pictures. This guy is 5'7 and not an inch taller.
Danimal said on 29/Aug/06
They say that lifting weights can stunt one's growth when the bones are still growing. Besides, it's possible your friend originally measured himself in the morning and then at night and was shorter as a result and besides, he could have lost an inch for many other reasons. Maybe he has bad posture and a slight curvature of the spine?
sf said on 28/Aug/06
I still wonder if Glenn was straightend up if he wouldn't be a tad bit taller than Rollins. Plus, they're basically side by side, almost the exact pose with their left shoulders both in front slightly, so I think this is a good picture for comparison. If Glenn is 5'7 and 1/2 or so, hard to give Rollins any more than that.

And, weightlifting does NOT make you lose height. Proper weightlifting strengthens your muscles and makes your bones more dense over time - they are actually thicker and stronger. Even squats, done correctly, will not make you lose height. With proper squating you are arching your back and not putting that much weight on your back.

[Editor Rob: no idea on pavement here, sometimes on sidewalks you could have swing in height one way or other]
Glenn said on 28/Aug/06
Whats weird Danimal is that its suppossed to be a myth,but my weight lifting friends coincendently or not,lost an inch.
Danimal said on 28/Aug/06
Lmeister, since when does lifting weights make you lose height. I've been lifting weights for years. In fact, lifting weights is great for your posture and strengthens your bones.
D. Ray Morton said on 28/Aug/06
It's finally here! Awesome.

Lmeister said on 28/Aug/06
I think nowadays he is around 5'8''. 5'9'' in his youth heck he could have been even 5'10'', but pumping iron makes U lose height. He looks little bit taller in older pics maybe, 'cause he wasn't so built in the 80's...
Glenn said on 26/Aug/06
He seemed 5-9.I read a bizzare 5-10.5 and posture can we know with Sly.
sf said on 26/Aug/06
ooh this is a tuffy. Beside Glenn, I wouldn't give him much taller than 5'7" cause I think Glenn would be a little taller if he straighened out.
Editor Rob said on 26/Aug/06
Here is the picture of Glenn with 'big' Henry.
Danimal said on 18/Aug/06
Glenn, where is the pic!!!!!!???
Glenn said on 17/Aug/06
I read 5-10.5 once.
Danimal said on 16/Aug/06
I agree. He's 5'9". If anything he may have rounded up a bit, but I doubt it. He weighs 190-195 these days (not as built as he was in 1997), but still is in great shape for 45 years old.
Pavlo said on 16/Aug/06
I was at american university when he was doing a standup act, and clearly remember him saying "though he was short man, 5'9, he will be remembered for..." refering to himself.
I never had a chance to stand next to him, but hes no shorter than 5'7. He's an honest man so leave it 5'9

Danimal said on 1/Aug/06
Maybe he's not tall, but the man is built like a mother, or at least was until the early 2000's.
sickdiculous said on 1/Aug/06
I recently met him and he was an inch or two taler than me, I'm 5'6.
He is way smaller in person.
TNTinCA said on 8/Apr/06
He looked to be about 3 inches shorter than Keanu Reeves in Johnny Mnemonic. Keanu I believe stands at 6'1". That would put Henry at around 5'10". Maybe with the right footwear, that could have added the extra inch. Or he really is 5'10".
Glenn said on 10/Mar/06
He is coming.
joel fatal said on 9/Mar/06
when i met him i towered over him and i'm 5' 8''.
Former Punk Girl said on 15/Jan/06
I met him. Here in San Francisco. On O'Farrell Street with the VERY TALL Joe Cole. Joe filmed me. I was EYE-TO-EYE with Rollins. I'm 5'4". He's a short guy. I would say he's most likely 5'5", and he's got the thickest neck I've ever seen.

CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From Rolling Stone, 1999, "I'm not that buff actually. I'm 5' 10"
Shamus said on 8/Aug/05
I too have met Henry, I'm 5'10" and we pretty much stood eye-to-eye...he's pretty muscular so that might tend to make him look a little bigger/taller
J. said on 14/Apr/05
[when asked if he's ever been mistaken for another famous Rollins]:

"What?" he asks "Like Sonny? One time I got fan mail from a guy, and I told him I was white and five-foot something, not a six-foot-two, black tenor man. He actually had photos of Sonny Rollins he wanted me to autograph." [when asked if he's ever been mistaken for another famous Rollins]
LG said on 28/Mar/05
A good friend of mine and I have both met Rollins at seperate times, and we can't agree on his height; my buddy insists Rollins is 5'6 or so, I'd say 5'9 or 10 is about right. I'm just shy of 6'1, and while I was taller than Rollins, I didn't tower over him.

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