How tall is J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Whiplash, Spider-man, The Jackal, Juno, Autumn in New York, Contraband and TV series such as Law & Order, Oz, and The Closer.

How tall is JK Simmons
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Average Guess (34 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.25in (178.4cm)
Current: 5ft 9.49in (176.5cm)
Tall Sam said on 18/Jul/21
Wonder if he has ever claimed a height, at times he can look a little taller than listing but isn’t really far from it.
Genau said on 9/Feb/21
178.5-179 peak but now 176.5-177 and @slim 6'1 i know i am not Rob but i would say more a weak 5ft10 1/2 Peak could be closer to 5ft10 3/8 (178.7)
slim 6'1 said on 28/Jan/21
178.5 peak
slim 6'1 said on 9/Jan/21
@Rob, is 5’10.25” or 5’10.75” likelier?
Editor Rob
I think I'd say 10.25-10.5 more than near 10.75maybe more chance today
Slim 6'1@ said on 5/Nov/20
Rob, I agree with Ian below. Was he 178 or 179cm when young?
Ian555 said on 3/Nov/20
Rob, would you say JK Simmons is a weaker 5' 10 1/2" or stronger?
Ian555 said on 1/Nov/20
Would you say Simmons was a weaker or stronger 5’ 10 1/2” Rob?
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
Edged by teller in whiplash
Slim 6'1" said on 20/Sep/20
Today’s listing is spot on but probably only 178.5 when young
Big T said on 10/Apr/20
This can’t be right Rob. He was just on Brooklyn 99 and he is quite clearly shorter than Andy Samberg. There are many excellent shots of them together. I think Samberg is probably a fraction underlisted here for what it’s worth.
Editor Rob
He could have lost an inch by near 65.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/Apr/19
5'9 is ridiculous. He look at least 5'9.75".
Martin ibarra said on 10/Jan/19
Next to milles teller he looked like 5"9
Bobby (5'10) said on 25/Sep/18
I never thought he was this tall from seeing him in Spider-Man (2002).
Ian C. said on 27/Mar/18
Good actor. I thought he was six foot something in Oz, because he played the vicious thug Vern Schillinger.
Jim said on 29/Nov/17
He's 5'9" nowadays. 5'10" peak.
Slim said on 6/Sep/17
Please give 5'9.75" for current.
Slim said on 3/Sep/17
Sorry big rob, the guys in 5'9" Territory these days........
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/17
Looked 179-180cm in the 90's
Average height and slim said on 28/May/17
Just saw whiplash and he looks 5" 9 next to 6" Miles teller.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Mar/17
Seems fair, but with his intimidating demeanour could pass for much taller. I'd thought he was about 6 ft.
Arthur said on 16/Feb/17
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HonestSlovene said on 29/Jan/17
My bad, he is 61 y.o. to be precise, not 60 y.o. .
Mr. Chips said on 6/Dec/16
Rob, how tall do you think director Damien Chazelle is? Here he is with JK and Miles Teller (listed 6'0" on this site)

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Editor Rob
Chips, he's got to be 178-9 range.
Aaron Zamora said on 8/Oct/16
I seen him on the James corden show and Jk struggled to look taller than Rob Lowe. Jk is 5'9.5.
paulkersey32 said on 1/Apr/16
Granted the below photo is them with exact same shoes this is a perfect example of them being near 3 inches apart and miles teller taller than jai Courtney & Theo James by q little.
Dame said on 19/Mar/16
I take that back he is 178cm now but was 179 in his 20's
Paleman said on 23/Feb/16
He has a pretty sturdy build that often makes him look bigger than he really is. During his Oz years he could look close to 6 feet, but was still edged out by the 5'11 Lee Tergesen in many scenes. Yeah, the listed height seems spot on for him.
Dame said on 19/Feb/16
Hi Rob he is 177cm he was 178cm in his prime.
AwwwYeah said on 19/Sep/15
I just saw him in Hollywood and he was actually, almost exactly my height, and I'm 5'8". Plus, we were both wearing very similar running shoes. So, he's either 5'8" or at most 5'9" and a half. I can't see him being any taller than that. Maybe I'm just getting taller.
Stiffelio said on 28/Jun/15
I agree with the listed height. Standing next to Hugh Grant in The Rewrite, Simmons is only marginally shorter.
5'11 Barefoot said on 9/Apr/15
2 inches shorter than Christian Bale in Harsh Times 2006. Easily 5'9" to 5'10" barefoot.
MD said on 20/Mar/15

I think two things are going on here. Here he is with 6'0" Miles Teller:

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It seems to me that 1. J.K. is not as tall as he thought he was even at his peak, and 2. J.K. has obviously lost some height.
malik said on 19/Feb/15
nooo rob, jk simmons is not 179cm, either that or miles teller is 6'2 and he's not. Miles is a bench mark 183cm and Jk looks no more than 177cm, have look Rob!
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also note that Simmons shoes should give about an inch as well. The highest i see for JK simmons is 177cm
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/15
Amazing performance in Whiplash, definitely Oscar worthy!!
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/15
He had bigger roles in A Beginner's Guide to Endings, The Way of War and Jennifer's Body actually. I recognize him from the others.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jan/15
Rob can you update with a photo and Whiplash (first), The Jackal, Juno, Autumn in New York, Contraband and TV series such as Law & Order, Oz, and The Closer
Sam said on 6/Jan/15
Even though an older guy, he holds better posture generally and looks similar in height to Jason Bateman, there's a chance that Bateman's a fraction under 5'11".
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w/ Teller, the two guys couldn't have better posture, but Simmons certainly doesn't look over 179 cm if Teller's six feet even.
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Moises said on 30/Dec/14
I think JK Simmons needs a height downgrade. Miles Teller is taller than Simmons by a noticeable 2 inches. So a 1/2 inch downgrade might be necessary. Click Here
marcus said on 28/Dec/14
ROB something is wrong here, in whiplash(and in all the events for it) miles teller looks about 2 or even 3 inches taller than JK, it's either miles is 6'1 or jk is just 178cm. From the looks of it, it looks like miles is 184cm and JK is 178cm
cole said on 22/Dec/14
He can look anywhere from 5'10 to 5'11. Thought maybe near 5'11 in 'The Ladykillers' with Hanks and Marlon Wayans, but has looked nearer 5'10 in his more recent stuff. At times he looked about an inch shorter than Jason Bateman in 'Extract'.
Nick Campbell said on 21/Nov/14
181 cm JK Simmons
Astaroth said on 6/Jul/14
Met him in NY, he was wearing sandals. I thought he was in the 5' 11.5 range - and I was surprised! Big guy anyway, could look more imposing in real life and shorter on screen, in particular when leaner people are around.
Lindy said on 16/Apr/14
looking surprisingly short on his new sitcom
Bakel said on 10/Aug/13
Crazy he looks shorter/same height than 175/177cm Adam Scott but in Oz he looks close to 6ft. Crazy what you can do with camera angles
Sam said on 5/Dec/12
Rob, don't you think he looks pretty close in height to 6'0" Allison Janney:
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Editor Rob
you could argue he's maybe 179 range, that might be fairer, I will have another look some point to see
a said on 4/Dec/12
wow i thought he was 6 foot
Ajax said on 3/Nov/12
One thing about this guy is he has a really good posture. He could be a full 5'11".
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 9/Jan/12
5" 11(1.80 m) is probably nearer to the truth.
Sam said on 30/Dec/11
He looks a bit taller next to 6' foot Allison Janney:
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dmeyer said on 29/May/11
rob was he taller at peak
BREAL said on 13/Apr/11
Just met him at century city mall... I'm barely 5'7" and he was about an inch taller than me. I come to this site all the time and believe me, he is a short dude!
Ace said on 11/Mar/11
Jake, in early season episodes of SVU, Dann Florek looked similar to Meloni, maybe only a half inch shorter. In the more recent seasons, Florek appears to have lost height, and does indeed appear a full inch shorter. Either way, it caught my eye when they stood up next to each other, and they were eye-to-eye
jake said on 4/Mar/11
ACE I highly doubt Florek is 6'. To me he looks 5' 11", no more. He's shorter than Meloni who is a legit 6'. That explains why Florek and Simmons looked of similar height.
Ace said on 4/Mar/11
He looked the same height as 6`0 Dann Florek in an episode of svu. Maybe he was close to 6`0 in his prime?
Josh.J said on 12/Jun/09
rob, i think this guy needs an ungrade. looking at him and jason bateman he looks 5'11. just look at the premier pics of juno on getty images. here's one for ya.

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if bateman's 182cm, this guy looks 179~180cm
Anonymous said on 2/Jun/09
was a good 2 inches taller than michael cera in juno......
Rusty said on 15/Mar/09
I think he is more likely 5'11".
frank said on 4/Mar/09
He may be taller. In the movie the Mexican he seems a little bit taller than Pitt. Maybe he is 6 feet.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/08
Yeah, despite what I once thought, next to Alison Janney, there's no way this guy's under 6'0":
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paul said on 20/Aug/08
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time for a upgrade ROb
Anonymous said on 31/Mar/08
sorry, meant to spell excellent "posture".
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/08
He's prone to wearing huge boots, and he has an excellent poster. That could make a 5'10 guy easily look like he's pushing 6'0. But in many scenes in OZ (without boots) when he was standing next to 5'11 Lee Tergesen he was clearly shorter.
thekiddd said on 18/Aug/07
He has a way of looking like a 6' guy. I think he is slightly taller than this like 5'10 1/2" maybe 5'11" because he really didn't look more than an inch shorter than Marlon Wayans in Ladykillers. Assuming they were both wearing 1" shoes.

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