How tall is Jack Black

Jack Black's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American actor best known for roles in movies such as Shallow Hal, School of Rock, Tropic Thunder and Be Kind Rewind. In Total Film (2010) he commented on his stature, saying "I think I'm about 5ft 6.5 in but I will often round up to the 5ft 7", although in The St Louis Post Dispatch (14/12/05) he joked "I'm 5-7, 5-7 1/2 after doing my yoga." In his early career he once had himself listed as 5-5 on his resume.
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Average Guess (99 Votes)
5ft 5.83in (167.2cm)
Awesomeness said on 26/Apr/24
What do you think he was measured from highest to lowest?
Editor Rob
A lot of listings I might think plus or minus a 1/4 or even +- 1/2 inch is possible. For Jack I doubt he's really less than this listing.
Johnny Overlord said on 24/Apr/24
167.6 cm in feet on Google is a solid 5’5
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/May/22
Jack’s height, or lack thereof, has never, ever stood in his way of getting the plum parts. It is for that reason that I imagined he was nearer average than he actually is.

Granted, I haven’t seen many of his films but I know what he’s starred in.

John moss said on 29/Dec/21
To me he is at least 5'5
eduar said on 23/Sep/21
5 ft 6
Julian Smith said on 31/Aug/21
Honestly I really doubt hes 5’6. I Believe that Ben stiller is only about 5’5 and jack black is tiny bit shorter than him. Even if Ben stiller was 5’6, like listed on this site, jack still couldn’t be 5’6. I love jack black and he makes great music and movies but I don’t buy 5”6 at all. I think he’s more in the 5’4 1/2 to 5’5 and a quarter range. Nothing above that. I mean it’s possible he’s 5’6 but I highly doubt it.
Law said on 20/Jul/21
I'm about 5'7.5 but like to round up to 5'8 (ha ha). Saw Jack outside a few weeks ago while he was filming something for Conan's last show and he's a very weak 5'6, if that. Looked more like 5'5 or 5'5.5
Tall Sam said on 18/Jul/21
Stiller and he are so close to the same height, I bet the likes of Robert Downey Jr love to stand next to them. Ben looks a little more height conscious than Jack I think and can seem to edge him but I don’t think there’s much difference at all.
Don Giovanni said on 4/Jul/21
Jack Black 170cm? No way ever :DDD More like 165cm. Like this guy wrote:

Hector Rivera said on 6/Jul/19
I was a FedEx Courier in Beverly Hills Jack Black lived on my route I am 5'9" and I towered over him he is 5'4" max no taller remember when you are famous 2" is usually added to your height
Mimi said on 10/Nov/20
Rob in the 2nd pic, why is Nick Jonas looking close to 2 inches taller? Is it the camera angle favoring him or he's got shoe inserts?
Editor Rob
maybe a bit of camera help?
slothee said on 29/Sep/20
Looks at least 2 inches taller than Jason Alexander here. Either Jason is 5’4” flat or Jack Black is a hair over 5’6”.
Alanna said on 18/Aug/20
Looks a legit 5’7”
mitratina said on 14/Jun/20
Doesn't look a legit 5'6. Stiller is a legit 5'6 - 5'6 1/2" Jack Black loos more 5'5 1/2
Littlelee5ft6 said on 21/May/20
He looks the same height as ben Stiller. Both are 5ft 6
AdamA said on 24/Jan/20
Rob, look at photos of him with Ben Stiller. Jack is 5’5.5 max.
Jkiller said on 17/Jan/20
He's 5 foot nothing. 5'5.5 max
Diztruxion said on 24/Dec/19
I'd say he's 5'5, and if he is then there's NO WAY Kyle Gass is the 5'9" he states. They're both roughly the same height, Gass about an inch taller, which is very short anyway. I'd be surprised if either gets anywhere near 5'8.
James G. said on 6/Dec/19
5’5 3/4” on the dot.
Williams said on 15/Oct/19
No shorter than 5’5.5”. I’m inclined to say 5’5.75”.
cmillzz said on 5/Aug/19
I don’t think he’s as low as 5’4, but I’m inclined to say he’s under 5’6.
kkyk said on 10/Jul/19
I took my dad for a physical checkup recently and the doctor ask him, "You're about what? 5-7?"

My dad is at least two inches shorter than I am, and I'm if Jack Black thinks he's 5-7, most likely he's more like 5-4.
Nik said on 8/Jul/19
I am pleased to give Jack Black his 150th comment! The average vote is 5'5.92" after 50 votes!
Hector Rivera said on 6/Jul/19
I was a FedEx Courier in Beverly Hills Jack Black lived on my route I am 5'9" and I towered over him he is 5'4" max no taller remember when you are famous 2" is usually added to your height
tree said on 3/Mar/19
Youtuber tag,Jack has a youtube channel Click Here
Jammes said on 2/Mar/19
On Nacho Libre they said his character Nacho was 5'5 lol
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 23/Nov/18
Good listing, spot on 5'6' seemed 2-2.5 inches taller than Jason Alexander in Shallow Hal. Could even be a tad over 5'6" he's not that old, and I don't think he's started losing yet. He gets 5'6" and a 1/4 from me.
Tyler Bode said on 5/Sep/18
Exactly 5’6” is right imho.
Junior Hernandez said on 9/Feb/18
Jack is 5'6 1/8 and Stiller is 5'5 7/8.
joel said on 1/Feb/18
i agree with berta.
berta said on 9/Jan/18
i think jack black is 1/4 over this
Roger said on 4/Jan/18
5ft6 or even close to 5ft7 is while wearing shoes. Jack Black is definitely no more than a full 5ft5 "barefoot". Those disproportionally short legs like in the pic above don't lie...
JJStyles said on 3/Jan/18
Nah because once he was in the nacho libre movie it said he was 5'5 but now it says 5'6 i would say he either shrunked or maybe is 5'6
Adamz said on 15/Dec/17
168cm and wide frame.
Junior said on 8/Nov/17
Rob, who is a taller 5'6 do you think Ben Stiller or Jack Black?
Editor Rob
Stiller at times is struggling to look 5ft 6, he makes Tom Cruise look a big man.
Alvin said on 22/Sep/17
I've literally walked next to Jack Black during the 2015 AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony in Los Angeles. He's exactly 5'6". I'm 5'6" and he's the same height as me, in the same footwear. No lifts, no elevator shoes.
Johnny said on 17/Sep/17
5ft 6.25in . He seems always a bit over 5ft6 mark.
berta said on 19/Apr/17
i think he could be what he claims 169 cm and as he says sometimes round up. 168 seems little to low and 170 little to high. 169 seems fine
short guy said on 9/Apr/17
im 5' 7.5" exactly
i met jack in person at a museum in LA and he was noticeably shorter than me.
My guess would be 5' 5 1/2"
Peter175 said on 30/Mar/17
stronger 5ft6 for sure
S.J.H said on 18/Jan/17
Jack Black = Jonah Hill = 5'6.25
Realist said on 17/Jan/17
This guy is 5'6.5 I mean he can't be shorter.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/17
@ 6 foot guy with small head - I'm sure Jack's gonna 'Black' list you from his next Christmas Card List!
Personally, I can't see it! But I have noticed he is somewhat rotund with short legs!
Bang goes my chance of ever receiving a Christmas Card from Mr Black!
6 foot guy with small head said on 15/Jan/17
his huge head gives him added height.
Rinn said on 15/Oct/16
5.5 max he can look 5.6 cause hair sometimes
Darius said on 2/Oct/16
Thought he was a typical 5'6" from movies. But judging with pictures with other I think he is 5'5.5". Definitely not under that.
Eric said on 26/Mar/16
I wouldn't say he's a thing over 5'5. So for him 5'5 tops.
HollyGL said on 11/Feb/16
I just saw him on Graham Norton and Elton John was also a guest. When standing together, Jack looked at least 3 inches shorter than Elton. They also made a point of commenting on Elton's shoes because his shoe designer was in the audience. The area around his heel & sock was exposed and they didn't look like lifts.
5'8man said on 31/Jan/16
Rob, in this video Click Here (0:18) you can see how Jack is getting towered by all the Koreans.
Are Koreans very tall or is Mister black not 5'6?
Editor Rob
generally I do think black is around 5ft 6. The average in South Korea is somewhere in 5ft 8 range today, so it's not that short.
120 said on 30/Nov/15
Rob, Do you think he can certainly pull off 5ft 6.5 or do you think that is most likely his morning height?
Editor Rob
some times he has looked a bit over 5ft 6, other times I think 5ft 6 suits him.
S.J.H said on 25/Nov/15
167ish and 5'7 in thick sneakers
whats with all the hate? said on 10/May/15
give him the quarter
Deavon said on 13/Apr/14
In Nacho Libre, he is listed as 5' 5" (onscreen) in the fighters showdown scene near the end of the movie.
James Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 21/Feb/14
Rob is it possible Jack Black wears lifts in this photo he is a inch shorter than Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr half an inch taller than Ben Stiller. Click Here
Editor Rob
black can look 5ft 6-6.5 range, I don't know if he's a kind of guy who would wear lifts, but if they sell so many shoes and lifts to average joe's, then surely a portion of celebrities - in the image conscious world - would wear them on occasion?
true said on 22/Jun/13
he looked 5'5 next to olivia wilde in year one
Mathew said on 31/May/13
the shredder says on 4/Apr/13
Rob , I give him the 6.5 , That is twice he has looked it.


I'd say maybe a 5'6.25" listing would be better than 6.5.
Anonymous said on 2/Apr/13
Next to 5'6.5 Jolie with heels. Either Jolie shorter than we thought or Black much taller

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jerry 189cm said on 31/Dec/12
If jack black is 5'6 ( which he is ) there's no way in hell that kyle gass is 5'9. you can see them together standing or walking in every of their music videos and you can hardly notice a difference , max 1 inch difference. kyle's probably 5'7.5
leonari said on 12/Nov/12
Nahh Shredder. Flat 5'6" is correct. He is short.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Nov/12
5'5. He's shorter than stiller by an inch and a bit.
abc123 said on 10/Nov/12
he looks 5'4-5'5
Ka said on 10/Oct/12
I think Stiller's 5'7 claim is more credible than Black's same claim
Hob said on 11/Jun/12
black is 5'5.25 and ben stiller never a chance hit over 5'5 barefoot.
Sam said on 12/Jan/12
In the movie Orange County, Black's character gets described as 5'5" by Ben Stiller (in a cameo). Stiller, of course, is not much taller than Black himself
1.85 m, 83 kg said on 11/Jan/12
LOL at people using 'Nacho Libre' as a reference. They want his character to appear as short as possible. It also lists his partner as 6'2" which he's nowhere near (if we're to believe the 5'5" listing).
ROB-LOVER said on 3/Nov/11
hey ROB can you change it to 5'5" please, it says he's 5'5" in Nacho libre, and other things, thanks
palafox said on 9/Oct/11
Watch the movie 'nacho libre' it clearly says that he is 5'5 no more
Alexandre said on 12/Jul/11
No way he is 5ft7
Even 168 cm is too tall in my opinion. 167 should do it.
michelle666 said on 9/Jun/11
He Looks like the same hight as me 5,5
phrama said on 28/May/11
solidsnake Ofcourse yoga make you taller, but if you leave to do it, the body come back to your average height. If you have a bad body condition it will shrink.
jamieorr4 said on 12/May/11
he looks 55 to me
SolidSnake said on 25/Feb/11
Does yoga make you taller?
CLay said on 12/Jan/11
If he's under 5'6.5 he was sporting lifts in 'Shallow Hal'. Check out the elevator scene there is no more than a foot between him and 6'7'' Tony Robbins.
Anonymous said on 2/Jan/11
5'5 look him next to ben stiller or dustin hoffman
DMaN1528 said on 23/Dec/10
id say 5foot5.5
Canopus said on 6/Dec/10
5'5" - He was at least an 1" shorter if not more than than 5'7" Jon Stewart (who has said 5'6 before) in dress shoes with odd looking thick soled boots on - had to be giving him extra height. Plus Nacho Libre describes him as 5'5 and in Orange County he is described as 5'5 and portly. 5'5 is right on.
elias b said on 7/Jul/09
he lucks 5ft 9 or 10 in school of rock
Michael said on 21/Jun/09
Look at the movie Year One. Michael Cera is about 5'10" (I wouldn't believe any less because face it, he looks that height) and he didn't exactly tower over Black in some shots. Black is also a hefty man, and that makes you appear alot shorter on camera. My mom worked on High Fidelity as the costume designer and she measured Black, said he was taller than she was (she's around 5'4.5"). In "Orange County", Stiller played a cop and described Black's character as 5'5" over the police 2-way radio. That could also be just a character detail and not Black's actual height. Either way I'd buy him at 5'6".
Big King said on 17/Jun/09
Yes, he's a legit 5'6" but nothing more.
king kong said on 15/Jun/09
I just saw Jack Black on Heatrow terminal 5.He is really short, like 5.5,not more.
Steve said on 8/Jun/09
Yoga really "stretches" you out a bit, sometimes giving you better posture, but in reality, it just makes you look taller.
Mesut said on 5/May/09
rob is it really possible to win inches with yoga or back gymnastics or something like that? heard it a few times but if thats possible i ll try it, too.
Lee said on 27/Apr/09
in an episode of the x files with gillian anderson he only look about her height and she's 5'6"
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
If Stiller is 5'6.5", then Black is 5'6" so this is probably about right, that means guys Hoffman is little over 5'5" as I thought when I saw him. Is it me though or does he often look 5'6" sometimes, does anybody know if Hoffman has discovered lifts LOL?
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
Remember though guys his build likely makes him look even shorter than he really is. I could buy 5'6.5", in photos I've seen he has a little over an inch on Dustin Hoffman. He looks a little shorter than Stiller who is a weak 5'7" or is Stiller 5'6.5"? If so Black is definately 168-169 cm. I;d put Hoffman at 166cm.
Juni said on 7/Apr/09
Now guys...look at this picture

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and let's compare him with angelina

what do you think????
Nfrizzle said on 15/Mar/09
Looks 5'2" in Mars Attacks...
yoyo said on 2/Mar/09
hes no way 5ft6. he looks 0.5 lower 5ft6 ben stiller.
J.Lee said on 23/Feb/09
so he is an inch and a half taller than aniston? last night at oscars she was a bit taller. by about 2 inches.
MUNKEY said on 13/Feb/09
He looks 5`4 in his old hbo movie with kyle gass.
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/09
He looks 5`4 in his old hbo movie with kyle gass.
T.J. said on 11/Feb/09
He could be 5'6.5" Looks that height sometimes, especially around Ben Stiller who is 5'6.5"
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Anonymous said on 5/Feb/09
I'd say 5'6" is fair. He might be the only star who IS that tall.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
in response to Runt's comment, Mos Def has a slight lean in that photo, but agreed, either Mos Def is 5'8" or Jack Black is 5'7"
runt said on 25/Jan/09
hmm....Mos Def is listed here at 5-9. Is Jack Black wearing lifts with Mos Def??

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laker fan said on 7/Jan/09
I just saw him courtside at the Lakers game, if he is 5`4" I`d be amazed, the chairback was the same height as his head sitting matter he`s good.
Clay said on 13/Nov/08
I think most could agree with an upgrade to 5'6.5 for JB.
leonari said on 9/Nov/08
Anna: no he is not that tall! BUT: His proportions make him look way shorter than he really is...This pic with Matt Damon is shocking. We don't see footwear but Black usually wears flat shoes. I can't explain how he can look so tall next to Matt Damon...
Anna said on 15/Oct/08
I think hes 5'7.5- 5'8.
Annoyed said on 4/Sep/08
There is a video of lack, Stiller and Downey jr dancing to Gladys Knight or something on youtube, they are perfectly lined up, side by side in identical costumes.......Black only looks bout an inch to two inches shorter than Downey Jr who is listed and recognised as about 5'8". Also Ben stiller is bout and inch shorter than Downey jr and is usually refered to as about 5'6.5 - 5' 7" , ill need to check his listing here but Black isnt even near an inch shorter than Siller !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Clay said on 3/Sep/08
Are you kidding? He was like 3, 4 inches tops under Jay Leno.
verticallychallenged said on 2/Sep/08
in the movie Nacho Libre, in once scene they gave stats about wrestler's weight & height, Jack weight = 208 lbs. and height = 5'5"
134 said on 2/Sep/08
he was the jay leno show and he looked to be 5-5
Ahleks said on 30/Aug/08
If this guy's 5'7", then I'm 5'9". (measured myself at 5'7")

he looks more like 5'5" in The Cable Guy.
Halb said on 17/Aug/08
Envy is on now and Stiller looks 2-3 inches taller in a scene where they are standing side by side.
Halb said on 17/Aug/08
Stiller looks taller in Envy
Amy said on 15/Aug/08
What do people mean he's still awesome? He was always awesome what does height have to do with being awesome? being short isn't a 'disability' you know?
Josephine said on 12/Jul/08
If he is classified as being 5'5" in the movie Orange County there is no reason not to believe it.
Adam said on 1/Jul/08
Yeah guys, depsite the 'DISADVANTAGE' of being 5' 6" he's still an amazing guy. Good thing he has 'redeeming' talents to compensate this terrible 'disability'. I guess there's a facist in everyone.
mw12 said on 27/Jun/08
in orange county the cops describe him as 5'5"
daii said on 22/Jun/08
didnt know he was that short :O

hes still a legend!
Talala A said on 15/Jun/08
wow, is he really 5'6"? no matter what he still is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
ribbles said on 13/Jun/08
to be fair, in antron's photo of 5th Feb. 2007, jack has smaller heels than jackson, but is kind of pushing his legs up to seem taller. i'd guess he's around 5 6.5. proves that smaller people have mucho talento!
Rosie K said on 7/Jun/08
Wow, I never thought he was that short.He was with Angelina Jolie at cannes recently.She is wearing 3-4 inch heels, and she is only 3 inches taller, if that. You guys have angelina pegged at around 5'6.75", so if she is really this height, she would be much taller than him, but she's not.Angelina is probably 5 ft5 max. Either way, one of these celebs is not the height you posted. Click Here or Click Here .
Crush said on 4/Jun/08
He seems to be taller than Jason Alexander who is about 5'4 or a hair over.
I think a strong 5'5 or a weak 5'6 is most realistic.
Aimie said on 31/May/08
Wasn't he described as being a "5'5" tall individual" in the movie Orange County? The fact he is a big boned makes him look shorter anyways.
Guido G. said on 24/May/08
5'5.5-5'6 for Jack Black. Love this actor! :D
Yaspaa said on 1/May/08
Ben stiller looks taller and he can't be more than 5'6.
Heightdetective said on 29/Apr/08
5'7.5 is pushing it, he couldn't be that hight. The listed 5'6 height is fine and correct.
Rikashiku said on 29/Apr/08
on some sites he is listed 5'7.

on his movies they have him at 5'5. peter jackson is 5'6 and was taller than jack black.
one of the actors, now a shortland street actor plays the paper boy in the movie king kong. Hunter is is name and he is 5'8.
Keoini said on 28/Apr/08
From the documentary of Shallow Hal, Jack Black talks about his elevator scene with TV guru Tony something. And he was like "yea, i'm pretty tall, like 6'2'', 6'3'', but this guy Tony, man...he's like 6'10'', he is huge." That TV guru might've been tall, Jack Black, but u r NO 6'2''
leonari said on 6/Feb/08
5'5.5" max.Never full 5'6"
Antron said on 5/Feb/08
So strange thing happened as I was watching the King Kong extras. First I notice Black's first arrival in New Zealand. He looks no taller than Peter Jackson (5'5"). Later, they show him in costume and he looks easily 2 inches taller than Jackson. I suspect that Jackson is barefoot while shooting (common habit of his) and Black in shoes, but now Im suspecting some pretty big shoes. I think Jack is probably more like 5'5."
sf said on 25/Jan/08
Evidence points to him being shorter, what do you think, Rob? Geez, if he's shorter than Stiller by a few inches, he really couldn't be much taller than 5'4"....maybe 5'5"....
Marcelo C. said on 23/Jan/08
Glenn: I relly thought he wasn
Braden.R. said on 29/Dec/07
On shallow hal there was an intervier with him, he made a mistake he mentioned how tall Tony Robbins was. then he said that he (jack black) was only 6'5" but i think he ment to say 5'6 so i think he would be about 5'6" or 5'5". Also in the movie (Envy) he was standing next to Ben Stiller who i think is 5'7" and Jack looked maybe and inch or 2 shorter.
gerard said on 9/Dec/07
I met him 2 years ago. I'm 5ft 6 and I was taller than Jack. I'd put him about 5 ft 4. Kyle was about the same height too.
Franco said on 30/Sep/07
i can take believe 169cm but not more than that.

i think his average is 168cm so the height in this page is right.
anon said on 30/Jun/07
i dont know if anyone else has commented but in nacho libre it says his height is 5'5
snrub said on 7/May/07
Kyle gass should be about 5'8" judging by this listing. There looks to be a bit more than an inch between them
Ball-A-Hallic said on 8/Apr/07
seems 5'6 on the dot ben stiller even says it in orange county that black is 5'6
Bob said on 23/Mar/07
Let's be objective here... he looks like he's 5'4. 5'6 - no way.
Roger said on 28/Feb/07
On the Oscar's show you could definitely tell he is about 5-6, in the long shot you could see Ferrell towered over him by a good nine inches.
Antron said on 5/Feb/07
in this pic he looks 5'6' next to 5'5'' Peter Jackson, both in dress shoes...anyone care to analyze footwear?
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Alex said on 6/Jan/07
I think he could be 5'6. Anyway its not easy to tell the difference between 5'5 and 5'6 on TV.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/06
There is a similar difference between Jack Black and Robin Williams in height as Robin Williams to Whoopi Goldberg (5'5 - 5'5.5"). I think 5'5.
Styxfan said on 5/Dec/06
he was listed 5'5" in Nacho Libre
leonari said on 2/Dec/06
clearly a 5'5" guy... I don't see where you guys see a full 5'6"... Robin Williams does look 2 inches taller not 1!!!
Anonymous said on 1/Dec/06
He's no more than 5'5. On Jon Stewart, he was an inch shorter, maybe 1.5" shorter, than Jon who is listed here at 5'6.5". Jon Stewart has said he was 5'6 on his old MTV show, there is a clip on youtube you can watch, and now that Stewart is on a successful show he has grown an inch to 5'7. Actually wouldn't surprise me if he was a little shorter than 5'5 since I think he was wearing fairly thicksoled boots. No way shorter than 5'4 probably 5'4.5".
trueheight said on 4/Sep/06
being a big TD fan, Kyle about 5'8 and JB never looks more than 2in shorter; Don't think he's 5'5; just doesn't look like a 5'5er; though not quite a 5'7er either
Height Detective said on 2/Sep/06
From a fan site :
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"The first thing I noticed about JB was the fact that he is SHORT. He was at least 8 inches shorter than me (I am 6'3"). I had to bend down so we could be in the picture at the same time! Both Jack and Kyle were really cool to me and my girlfriend. We joked around, took some photos, and then JB signed our ticket stubs. I left with an autographed poster and a smile on my face. Jack is quite a nice fellow."
trueheight said on 12/Jul/06
that would make williams 5'6
Anonymous said on 28/Jun/06
Taking off an inch isn't funny. He's really 5'5".
deadman said on 18/Jun/06
on, his profile lists him at 5'5" and 205 lbs.....thats pretty funny, but probably accurate
some person said on 16/Jun/06
I watched the movie "Nacho Libre" and it said 5'5" as the height for Jack Black.
Jack said on 8/Jun/06
interested,uk, 168 CM is 5'6.
hate laced said on 6/Jun/06
he's really 5'6 no joke, he said he's 5'5 for the movie taco to make it Funnier
Polska said on 28/May/06
I always thought he was 5'4" probably due to his more portly proportions, but he does indeed look closer to 5'6" here, appearing next to 5'7" Robin Williams:
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His footwear also appears normal:
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interested,uk said on 17/May/06
Hi, I'm finding this site very interesting and cool! - I'm a bit concerned about your "centimetre" calculations though? If Mr Black is indeed 5ft 6in, then he would actually be 165cm, NOT 168cm? [ 5ft = 2.5cm * 60inches = 150cm] ADD [ 6inches * 2.5 = 15cm] TOTAL [150+15=165]

Editor Rob
don't be too concerned ;-) 1 inch is 2.54cm and the 0.04 makes a difference...2.54 * 60 = 152.4, 6 * 2.54 = 15.24, hence 167.64, and the site rounds to the closest cm mark, hence 168.
BIG TEEZY said on 8/May/06
Kudos to snrub! I was just about to make that exact refference! BTW, the firefighter in question was Ben Stiller!!! Which makes for a good height refference since he is around the 5'8" mark and appeared to be about 3" taller than Black. BTW, when Jack was on celeb. Millionaire a few years back, Regis said BOTH of Black's parents were/are NUCLEAR PHYSICISTS!!! True or not that is HI-LARIOUS to think about!!!!!!
Anonymous said on 5/May/06
Watch School of Rock.....he's easily a couple inches shorter than Sarah Silverman, who's (supposedly) 5'6.5. I'd bump him down at least an inch and a half.
trueheight said on 12/Feb/06
very accurate, which would make Billy Crudup 5'7 and Jason Alexander 5'4
snrub said on 27/Jan/06
in orange county the fireman (or policeman, i can't remember) says into the radio about Jack Black's character being 5'5" and portly
Serene said on 23/Jan/06
Jack wears heels.. you gotta be kidding.. I never saw men wearing heels in my life..

I think Jack could be 5'6.5" or less tall
dorian said on 9/Jan/06
NO GO TO AND U WILL SEE A PICTURE of jack black standing next to Ben Stiller who is 5ft8. Jack black is clearly 5ft6 or 5ft5. sometimes he wears high heels to look taller !!!!!
Chris said on 18/Dec/05
When did he say he is 5'6 ½''?

Editor Rob
someone mentioned in dvd commentary for Rock?
Chris said on 16/Dec/05
In the documentary about Peter Jackson´s King Kong, called "The production Diaries of King Kong", Jack Black was angry because he looked at a internetsite who had listed him as 5'4''. He said: I´m not 5'4'', I´m 5'7''!!!He then stode next to 5'8'', Andy Serkis. Jack said: We´re about the same height right? Can you belive that they listed me as 5'4''. Jack looked one inch shorter than Andy and I´m convinced Jack Black is 5'7''. Jack wore high-heels in a sceen just for fun, saying he felt better with theese shoes on.

Editor Rob
I can nearly buy 5ft 6.5, what he has said before...

it appears both Black and Naomi Watts feel entitled to an extra half inch being in biggest film of the year!
British Guy said on 4/Dec/05
Jack Black... What A Guy!!

Not Sure He Is 5ft 6in.. Sure He Is More Like 5ft 4in, Realisticly!!
EJ said on 28/Nov/05
I take that back, I just watched the Cable Guy again and don't see how Jack Black could really be any less than 5'6". Really didn't look as short as I've heard.
EJ said on 1/Nov/05
I'm still skeptical of the 5'6" claim. A while ago I actually heard one source say he looked "nearly 3 inches" shorter than his claimed 5'6", making him...5'3"?

Butt then again, Black could be telling the truth about being 5 foot 6 and a half or whatever. One of my professors is clearly close to 5'7" but once said he was only "5 foot 6" in class.
DP said on 2/Oct/05
By chance I also met Jack Black and I can agree he's around 5'-6". More important than his height is his personality. He was very friendly and outgoing.
8-ball said on 3/Aug/05
I met Jack Black a awhile ago outside of a club. I am slightly over 6'(186cm to be exact) so it was hard to tell but I'll say 5'6". Perhaps closer to 5'5" (167cm) but no taller. He was a real cool guy. VERY friendly. More so than most strangers.
leonari said on 24/Jul/05
Never in the world is Jack Black 5'6". NEVER. Watched the movie Shakal today an he is as much as a head smaller than Bruce Willis. I'd say he is between 5'4" and 5'5"(on a very good day).
A-Bomb said on 11/Jun/05
I was reading about actors being billed shorter than they really are and i thought i'd pop along to Jack Black's site to see what he was put at. Sure enough 5'6". In Orange County in the scene with Ben Stiller as a fireman when he calls over the radio describing Jack Black he describes him as 5'5" tall. Is it a case of being billed shorter than he really is? Maybe. He looks short that's for sure.
EJ said on 9/Mar/05
No's well known that Jack Black is only 5'4", if that. He's easily adding 2 inches to his height.

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