How tall is Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins Height

5ft 9 (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 (13 Votes)
5ft 8.81in (174.8cm)
Ruth said on 18/Apr/19
Met him in SF on the street one day when I was with my gf. He was surprisingly short. I'm female, 5'4" no heels, He honestly did not look taller than 5'6" to me. He wasn't tall, he's a shorty.
Maquis said on 16/Oct/18
Buff dude, but short.

Has never looked over 5’8” to me.
Halloween said on 5/Oct/18
He gives a tall impression.
Tall Sam said on 28/Sep/18
Yeah he's honest with his claim but noticeably below average male height is a bit of a stretch, he never was towered by the other Black Flag guys even though Ginn was taller, but I do remember some doc where he visited war-wounded soldiers and described himself as a short guy and was quite a bit under a lot of the soldiers that could stand.
The Ash dog said on 26/Sep/18
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).
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I disagree. Rollins has always been noticeably below average male height, but still has a presence and also a physical presence because of his build and power. I've never looked at him and thought he was tall, but I've thought he's powerful both personality wise and physically. I've never assumed he must be tall with it. To me, being tall does not automatically give you presence or physical presence.
Animus said on 2/Sep/18
@viper

I strongly disagree. Even if they possessed similar muscle size, (which is questionable) the density of the muscles as well as the bones would be different. Rollins has rather small (or at least not above-average) wrists which indicate a smaller frame size than what is typical of NFL running backs. 215 lbs on a 5’9 frame is enormous - the backs in the NFL who post those numbers typically carry some excess body fat (although probably still in the teens).
viper said on 30/Aug/18
IMO he looks well over 200 pounds in the late 90s clip. He looks similar physically to 5-9 215 pound running backs in the NFL
Animus said on 28/Aug/18
Rollins used to have an exceptionally thick neck and to be quile well-built, but he was never much over 200 lbs. To people who think he was near 220 lbs, compare him to 50 Cent, who is 5'11¾ and has been about 220 lbs. There is a big size discrepancy.

A lean 200 lbs is big for a 6'0 guy, so don't underestimate how big a 5'9 can look at that weight.
viper said on 26/Aug/18
Wow, he looks well over 200 pounds to me
Animus said on 25/Aug/18
I don't see a huge size discrepancy between those videos. If he was 190-195lbs with Howard Stern, he is around 200lbs in the earlier interviews. 5-10lbs of muscle mass can give a noticeably different apperance. He is nowhere near 220lbs as was previously claimed. 200 lbs (+-5lbs) of mostly lean body mass is a lot for a 5ft9 guy.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 25/Aug/18
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Apr/18
Back in early 2000s he look so buff about 220 pounds and very muscular.

He was even more buff in the mid-late 90's. He had already downsized by the early 2000's. Check out the videos I posted of him from 1997 and 1998 (his largest ever).
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 25/Aug/18
Leung said on 18/Nov/14
Danimal,
I sent a email yesterday to ask the question and Henry responded today with an estimate of 170lb.

And that was 4 years ago. He's even thinner today. In 2001 he was down to 195 pounds (was larger in 1996-1998). He's lost a lot of weight since the 1990's.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 25/Aug/18
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).

Had you met him in the late 90's, he was anything but slim. He pretty much stopped lifting heavy weights by 2000 (by his own admission) and trimmed down a lot and even more so after 2007. By 2011 he was VERY thin with no muscle left at all. He eats next to nothing today.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 25/Aug/18
Smiles03 said on 16/Jan/18
He's the same height as me but I'm between 5'9 and 5'10

I'm 5'9 3/4". I used to be 5'10 1/8". I've been lifting weights since I was 11 years old. I'm 40 now and it's taken it's toll on my height.
Danimal 5'9 3/4" said on 25/Aug/18
Animus said on 21/Jul/18
He said himself that he was around 195lbs at his biggest.

I hate when people misquote him. He was asked by Howard Stern in 2001 how much he weighed IN 2001 when on the show and he said 190-195. That was his weight in 2001. Henry was at his HEAVIEST and most muscular in 1997/1998. He was FAR larger in the late 1990's (1996-1998) than he was in 2001, because he had stopped doing powerlifting because he was messing up his joints and he began to eat less. SO, if a 2001 version of Henry who was smaller than he was in 1996-1998 said he weighed 190-195 in 2001, then I can GUARANTEE you that he was quite a bit over 200 pounds in the late 90's.
2 videos to show you how large he was at his heaviest (over 200 pounds):
1997: Click Here
1998: Click Here

Here he was in 2001 on Howard Stern where he was DOWN TO 190-195 (it's a noticeable size difference from 3-4 years earlier:
Click Here
Animus said on 21/Jul/18
He said himself that he was around 195lbs at his biggest.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Apr/18
Back in early 2000s he look so buff about 220 pounds and very muscular.
Smiles03 said on 16/Jan/18
He's the same height as me but I'm between 5'9 and 5'10
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:

Click Here

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
Danimal,
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 photos...it 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:
Click Here
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:
Click Here
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
Click Here
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 26/Mar/09
maybe your right jon.
jon said on 26/Mar/09
That isn't 2 inches. You really think that's 2 inches Glenn? I know you said you consciously stood flat, but that does look a solid 2 inches, does it? 1.5 inches MAX
Danimal said on 25/Mar/09
Henry has admitted to have stopped lifting weights in recent years. He is touring too much and has become a vegetarian. He was over 200 pounds in the mid-late 1990's and today is around 150-160 pounds. His weight loss became noticeable in the early 2000's. He admitted on Howard Stern to be around 190-195 pounds in 2001 and he WAS heavier in 1995-1999.
Jim said on 25/Mar/09
This is no knock on Henry at all, I think he's awesome. But, I was struck by how small he looked in a pic my friend posted on his myspace page with him. My friend is about 5'9" (yes, they seemed the same height) but weighs only 125 lbs soaking wet, is actually a kind of sickly guy. But, standing next to Rollins he looked nearly the same size! I think Henry has one of those frames that lends itself to looking muscular and massive (he's strong and fit no doubt) when standing alone, but is actually more compact- and this comes out when standing next to someone. This is evidenced in the photos with Glenn as well, you can see what I'm saying. Again, he's a fit dude, but probably weighs less than 150 lbs if that.
Ian said on 27/Nov/08
A strong 5ft9 guy could be 5ft9.5 maybe he was 5ft10 at one point.
Brad said on 19/Sep/08
He owned Glenn by 2".
omar said on 17/Sep/08
henry rollins is the most legit person on earth, if he says he is 5'9" i believe him 100%
Leung said on 7/Sep/08
theenforcer,
yes Rollin says 5
theenforcer said on 4/Sep/08
Leung - does he say he's 5ft 9 though? I
Leung said on 3/Sep/08
There is no mystery about Henry Rollins height, he says he is 5
theenforcer said on 1/Sep/08
I saw him speak last week at the Leeds festival. He mentioned that cos he's short, people stoop to speak to him. He said when one guy he did it he said, "no need to stoop mate, you're 5ft 9 - well done", which suggests that as this 5ft 9 guy was stooping to speak to Rollins, Rollins must be a lot shorter than 5 ft 9.
glenn said on 21/May/08
yeah,there is a slight hill and my footwear was thick.thats why we cant always trust pics.
Clay said on 21/May/08
It is definitely strange how he lookd .5 of an inch shorter than Glenn on the right, and then 2 inches taller on the left. Goes to show how much posture/angle/footwear comes into play.

[Editor Rob: maybe pavement played a 1 inch swing in height.]
Hooch said on 28/Apr/08
He's big muscles make him look a bit taller and his quite big neck makes him look a bit shorter, so my guess is 5'9.5''. Great artists!
glenn said on 2/Apr/08
i agree.i see 2 inches.his true height.i did an experiment with my footwear and posture.and it worked.
Ian said on 2/Apr/08
Looks 5ft10 on the left and 5ft 8 on the right.
Danimal said on 1/Apr/08
Mark D. says on 31/Mar/08
It's obvious it's not lifts. Rollins seems like a dude that would hit someone
for saying he wore lifts. Heh. It's clear he's not only slouching in the pic
to the right, he's almost bending forward at the waist a little bit. On that
left picture, you can see his back is straight & Glenn is standing straight,
also. So that would be most accurate. So clearly, he's about an inch taller.

Actually, that's more than an inch. I say up to 2" taller than Glenn on the left.
Mark D. said on 31/Mar/08
It's obvious it's not lifts. Rollins seems like a dude that would hit someone
for saying he wore lifts. Heh. It's clear he's not only slouching in the pic
to the right, he's almost bending forward at the waist a little bit. On that
left picture, you can see his back is straight & Glenn is standing straight,
also. So that would be most accurate. So clearly, he's about an inch taller.
glenn said on 31/Mar/08
you have the order reversed silver.
Silver said on 31/Mar/08
glenn did you wear lifts in the second pic ;)? or did he wear lifts in the first pic?
Viper said on 31/Mar/08
I think both these photos dont show his true height. Danimal, I need to start watching his show on IFC. The guy is a great interviewer. His writing letters segment to people his hillarious.
glenn said on 29/Mar/08
no trickery for rollins.i explained it all.thats how photos are decieving in 2003 pic.
Anonymous said on 29/Mar/08
Looks a solid 5'9" to me. I could buy 5'9.5" if he's just one of those guys who doesn't care.
Danimal said on 29/Mar/08
Yes, he has lost WEIGHT. More specifically, he has lost SIZE (MASS/BULK). He was at his all-time largest in the mid-late 90's (over 2000 pounds). He began cutting down in 2000-2001 (he claimed he was down to 190-195 on Howard Stern at that time) and has lost even more size in the last 3-4 years (a considerable amount).

Glenn, I have read 5'11" for Henry. NO idea why he only claims 5'9" for himself though.

As for the 5'8.5" guy who just posted, who claims he towered Henry. You SIR are a typical insecure celebhight guy who wants to be bigger than others in order to feel superior. I've seen your kind on here for 3.5 years.
klem said on 28/Mar/08
I doubt they stand at the same level in the first photo, if you look at the two men in the background, the right is also unusually taller.
Thinking about the quote from above, i doubt this guy would try to give taller impression. People who try to look taller woulnd talk about themselves as being short... They would even try to avoid height topics.
daniel said on 28/Mar/08
charlie, maybe glen's wearing training shoes (which give us around 3cm) in the right corner picturer
sam said on 27/Mar/08
I'd buy 5'10" in the morning for Henry, based on the new picture.
Charliemoto said on 27/Mar/08
k so what the hell happened there?

176-177cm to the left - 172-173 on the right.....

i cant say Glenn lost height or Rollins enhanced his shoes....

Glenn - shoes don't have to be THICK to have enhancements ;)

to me Rollins got a lean build but he's not taller than 173cm.

i smell trickery (rollins).
Brah said on 27/Mar/08
Even non-slipon Vans do not give alot at all. When I last went shoe shopping, I choose one of the thicker models because I have wide feet. These ones give about 1 inch. And after months of wearing them, they have compressed, and only give 0.75" inch now.
MickeyD said on 27/Mar/08
I met Henry a few weeks ago.. he's 5ft8 MAX. I towered over him and I'm 5ft8 1/2 and like 5ft10 with boots..
klem said on 27/Mar/08
Danimal says on 26/Mar/08
Hank has lost SOOOOOOOOO weight it's crazy! This man was HUGE in the late 90's. He looks the same size as he did in his early Flag Days now (early 80's). He must not be hitting the iron like he used to.

From what i read in interviews and videos on youtube, he still workouts regulary, but he is 47 and in great shape for his age, being much bigger could cause him health problems.
Anyway Black Flag one of the greatest bands, these guys were really into music, they toured 10 months a year playing everyday where they could, they were real hardcore punk.
miles smiles said on 27/Mar/08
He has lost weight, huh? He was ripped and cut when I saw him in the 90's. Always looked 5-9ish. He's got a stellar taste in music.
RICHARD said on 26/Mar/08
Always looked 6' to me
glenn said on 26/Mar/08
ive read 5-10.5.judgeing by my new pic with no tirckey involved(pavement,thick shoes, forced posture)he is that in the morning.
Danimal said on 26/Mar/08
Hank has lost SOOOOOOOOO weight it's crazy! This man was HUGE in the late 90's. He looks the same size as he did in his early Flag Days now (early 80's). He must not be hitting the iron like he used to.
UNK said on 26/Mar/08
Depends what kind of Vans - classics, slip-ons, old skools give .55" like Rob says.. However, they make hundreds of other styles that give more than the .55".
Klem said on 26/Mar/08
He is 5-9 like he claims, he looks it too in photos with black flag's other members. He is the last person to lie about hes heigt... Glenn is 5-8 out of bed and Henry is 5'10 only out of bed.
Anonymous said on 5/Mar/08
Just met and hung out with him earlier tonight. Awesome guy. He was an inch shorter than myself, so 5'9" even. No more, no less. He was wearing Vans, which added maybe an inch. I did notice when taking a picture with me, he stiffened up a lot. He's probably 5'9.5" in the morning. 5'9" throughout the day.

[Editor Rob: Vans add a little more than 1/2 inch in reality.]
Danimal said on 2/Mar/08
One thing about Henry is that he is criminally modest about every he does and is. I've admired him since I first heard about him in the early 90's. If anyone hasn't already, check out the infamous "Get In The Van". It will change your life and you will have a new found respect for the man.
chris175 said on 1/Mar/08
yeah i know danimal its weird, i guess some people just dont really know their exact height, straight out of bed i bet this guy is 5-10, but then again my dad is 47 and has lost about half an inch of height...
glenn said on 1/Mar/08
i dont know.he does look barely 5-9 at first glance until he straightens out.unless he is being modest and or downgraded himself to chime in with all the short talk about him.5-9 could also be his late evening height.if you heard 5-11,then 5-10.5 it is.another,once again,5-10.5 guy,(stallone,colin farrel jackie chan),looking short.he claimed what on the internet? 5-9.25?
Danimal said on 1/Mar/08
Glenn, I agree with you. I've even read as high as 5'11", but why then does HE claim he is only 5'9". If he claims he is 5'9", I doubt he is taller than that today at 46-47.
GSP said on 29/Feb/08
I dont get get. He looks no taller than you at all in the pic above. How could a 5'10 man look then same as or under someone who wakes at 5'8?

Nas, Kinese, now rollinjs....these guys all claim 5'8 5'8 and 5'9 yet according to glenn they are all 5'10.?/

This is getting out of hand.

So all of these celebs are downgrading themselves by at least an inch? I mean this in the nicest possible way but Glenn have you been measured by a doctors stadiometer?
glenn said on 29/Feb/08
henry is indeed 5-10.like i said i read 5-10.5 in the past.i just obtained another pic with him tonight and i even thought initially he was in the 5-8.5,5-9 range like i originally thought.this time,i relaxed my posture and had flatter footwear,and he straightened out in the pic like dmx,and voila,5-10.he had vans on.again,like other 5-10 men,they can look shorter.ala stallone.above pic i had pavement advantage,thicker footwear and broomstick up arse posture thats not always noticed.that can distort things.as for him saying lower,then thats his evening height i suppose.
RedSonya said on 20/Feb/08
I met Rollins last year. I'm 5'8" and he was a couple of inches taller than me. So I'd say the 5'9"/5'10" range is right. He is smaller than you'd think (but still hot).
Anonymous said on 30/Oct/07
i enjoyed the comment from the guy saying he's 5'10.5, and that henry is 5'7 because henry came up to his chin. um, that would make henry 5'2-5'3.5, depending on the size of your head, so your perception is WAY off.
dave said on 26/Oct/07
Nice guy or not he definitely doesn't look any taller than you Glenn. If he was 5'9.5 this picture is sure an illusion.
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 Sf.my 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 once.pictures and posture can trick.as 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 5-9.photo 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]
(http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/16/1050172646392.html)
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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