How tall is Jack Black

Jack Black's Height

5ft 6in (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."

How tall is Jack Black
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Average Guess (30 Votes)
5ft 5.87in (167.3cm)
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.
Jay said on 28/Aug/16
its says his 5'5 on this Click Here
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.
5'5 gal said on 6/Dec/15
His earliest agency headshot and stats lists him as 5'5 and 150 lbs;
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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.
dadang said on 6/Jun/12
he's 5ft4
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).
Silent d said on 20/Nov/11
5 foot 6.
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?
leonari said on 13/Jan/11
167 guy
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.
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
Jon Doe said on 15/Jun/07
Are you people retarded there is no way this guy could be as short as 5'4 I mean c'mon if Jack Black is 5'4 then Jason Alaxander is 5'2??? no way.Plus he never looks 5'4 at all! I'd say he's around 5'5 to 5'6 but nothing under that.
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 :
Click Here

"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
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!!
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.
Shane said on 1/Oct/05
In Envy, Ben Stiller is 5'8" and on the poster the movie posterthey looked about the same height, it was hard to tell which was taller, and on the dvd special features on School of Rock, he said he was 5'6 1/2" So there you have it.

[Editor Rob: sounds like jack black is taking advantage of his early morning height ;)]
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.

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