Jack P Shepherd's Height
5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)
British actor known for playing David Platt on UK Soap Coronation Street. He said about his height: "5ft 6.... 5ft 7 on a good day"
and of his weight: "8 stone"
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
5ft 5.85in (167.3cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/20
David's son has an app on his phone which makes rude noises. What a good idea! 😆👌
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Sep/20
I remember only too well when Jack's David Platt was brattish and annoying, which wasn't surprising after what he'd had to endure courtesy of his mother's dangerous taste in boyfriends.
He has well and truly grown up now, bringing up his kids and doing his best to keep his wife in line after she so tragically got caught up in a Christmas crossfire, ending up in a coma.
Now, her consciousness back in full swing, his wife seems to be teetering on a second, and very michievous, childhood, having found it hugely amusing to spill a drink over one of David's customers. "I'm seeing to the next one", he tells her. "She's our most difficult...."
David works in his Nan's hairdressers, which, upon her demise, the salon becomes his. Grandma Audrey signed it over to David, and I must say, I thought it was a strange decision to make, but not now. He's become a pillar of Society, with a great sense of humour - and responsibility.
Good luck to him for that. The young man has been through so, so much, with his former wife being shot in the street, dying in his arms.
Blimey, if his character was real, he'd be deserving of a medal.
The biggest 5ft6 possible! 🥇🏆😄👍
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Jun/20
As David walked to the chip shop with wife Shona, there was very little difference in it, if at all. Shona, played by Julia Goulding, had sneakers on, as did David. They looked one another straight in the face.
Andy5'9.6 said on 5/Jun/20
5’6 clean on the dot
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/20
What on Earth is David getting up to, winding up the local rough crowd, jumping on their cars and throwing their bicycles around to create a reaction? Then they go and chase him and he laughs! I can think of safer ways to get the adrenaline going!
Silly boy! 🤭😝😂
He didn't look at all below average just now in the kitchen with his Mum and his sister, both of whom only just top the 5ft mark. I remember reading a comment on Jack's page a while back describing how the writer of said comment had seen the actor and that he was truthful about his height, and could even achieve as much as 5ft7 in the morning.
I don't see as much as 5ft7, but 5ft6 is distinctly believable.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/May/20
Anyway, as I was saying, the verse in David's card to his Mum on her Birthday read as follows:-
Thanks, Gail,* for always being there
For showing me such love and care
Thanks for all you've done and do
How I've turned out is down to you! 😜
Funny David crossed out the word 'Mother' and wrote 'Gail' instead, but that is what he calls her. My own Mum would have hit the roof if I'd shown so little respect!
A few years back, the last line would have been a positive insult, but since David became a Dad, he's turned into a loving and responsible human being. He hasn't had an easy time of it in this Soap, either. His Mum married a murderous nutcase when he was still a child, who attempted to kill the whole family. Then many years on, David's wife was slain in the street, and when he found love again, his new wife ended up brain-damaged after a Christmas tragedy. He was also drugged and raped, but the evil attacker got his comeuppance, and is now serving a prison sentence.
David maintains a cheerful disposition, and loves his kids. In my mind, that makes him a true hero! 🥇
Jack P Shepherd can have 5ft5.75. 🌞
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/20
Our poor little fella was left in perilous danger on Monday's measly half-hour episode. I won't find it in the slightest bit amusing if those thugs harm David. 👅
Jonny Clewett said on 17/Jan/20
5 ft 6 flat for me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jan/20
🎁🎂🎉😁 Happy Birthday Jack! 😁🎉🎂🎁
Many Happy Returns to Jack P Shepherd, who today is turning 32 years of age. He has proved himself as acting royalty in the Soap World over the years. What a terrific fellow, and one I've taken great pleasure in watching grow up.
5ft6 is my Birthday guess for him. 😁🍰
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/20
How can the Courts put David through that disgusting questioning as if he's the guilty party? He was raped, for crying out loud. Is it surprising that so many rape victims let their attackers get away with their heinous crimes? Steps have to be taken to do something about this - post haste.
David (Jack) gets 5ft6.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Nov/19
At long last, David Platt is out of prison - for something he didn't do, and married to the woman of his dreams - yesterday!
I looked at them both last night, and although Shona is a little taller than David, I'd still consider them a same-heighted couple. 💒👰👨
Nik said on 21/Oct/19
@ Knick J. Ger - I think he'll sleep at night! 💤
Caruso Victor said on 11/Jun/19
He’s a little fella with a boyish face. He looks way younger than his years. He doesn’t quite look 5’6 to me
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/Apr/19
@ Knick J. Ger - You didn't did you? I mean, seriously? Did you put it in his box? Ha ha ha - you joker! 😂😄🤣
I honestly think that he'd laugh his balls off!
Knick J. Ger said on 29/Apr/19
5'1 morning height! 😊🙌
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jan/19
🙊 Correction Time II as regards my comment from the 15th. 🙊
That should have been 'BUT that noise...'
Better late than never! 😇😛
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Jan/19
@ CD - But did you even hear that burp? It appalled even me, and that's saying something! 🙉🙊
...and to think, I'd thought I'd heard them all! 🙀
CD said on 27/Jan/19
He can burp in my ear all he likes but he still gets 5ft5.5 from me, a mere quarter of an inch taller than myself ;)
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jan/19
@ Nik - I'm delighted that you think so! 😊👍
As for Jack, his character has gone full circle, as he is now a responsible and loving parent, whereas due to early turmoil in his life, he was a bit of a Jack the Lad. His brother Nick, (played by Ben Price) on the other hand, has turned into a real stinker, ripping off his own grandmother of £80,000 to settle up with his spurned ex-wife and cajole his way into the thoroughly decent Carla Connor's factory business, 'Underworld'.
I did approve of the way Jack's David extracted the relevant information out of his dirt-bag bruv, though, giving him a shave; it reminded me of Sweeney Todd! I'm bloody glad I don't have to shave - if I was a man, I'd stick with a beard!
Yet again, 5ft6, based on an earlier comment from someone who'd actually seen him and also to prevent him from burping in my ear!
Nik said on 17/Jan/19
@ Sandy Cowell - 😂😂😂😂😂😂! Your comments are so funny!
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/19
🙃 Correction Time! ☺️
In my comment from the 15th January, I should have written 'OFF the screen' and certainly not OF!
Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jan/19
fig 1: 🗣️💨......
👌😄 "I bet you feel better for that, Jack, my boy! Mine usually travel right down my oesophagus, pass through my digestive system and come out the other end!" ie
fig 2: 🤣💨 "Now I've got rid of that, I'm ready to use the elevator!"
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jan/19
On Friday night's second showing, Jack did a burp as loud as any 16 stone lumberjack! I had taken my eyes of the screen, buy that noise certainly made me look up!
After that, I'm not going to lower his height from the 5ft6 I gave him last time. He might creep up behind me and burp in my ear! 🙊😠
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Dec/18
I'm delighted to have spent the last 50 minutes of my life watching the repeat of 'The Big Quiz', starring some members of the casts from 'Coronation Street' and 'Emmerdale'. Jack captained the 'Coronation Street' team and Mark Charnock the 'Emmerdale' side, who just about won the contest!
Little Jack and tall Mark had to go out onto the streets and collect as many selfies with willing passers-by as they could. It was great fun and a fine opportunity to see their heights!
Today I can muster up 5ft6 for Jack!
Sandy Cowell said on 19/Dec/18
It's amazing to think that David is a baby on 'Classic Coronation Street', from 1991, and now he is proudly watching his own kids performing their Christmas Play at school, having a crafty swig of brandy!
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Nov/18
In today's 'Classic Coronation Street', from Christmas Day 1990, David was born! Considering how quickly the episodes fly by, this being the fifth Christmas since September 2017 when the old showings started, we won't have to wait unduly long before we see him actually for real, as he is one of the youngest kids to star in 'Coronation Street' and still be in the cast now. He probably played a little below his age, as is the case with so many child-actors. Even if it's by a mere year, that still accounts for a whole year's growth. A year seems like an eternity when you're a kid!
Jack gets 5ft5.75.
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Sep/18
Jack's character of David Platt, too, has just been conceived in 'Vintage Coronation Street'! News leaked in April 1990 and Gail is guarding her secret fiercely, especially from her mother, who has publicised the young Sally's pregnancy all over the Street, much to her annoyance!
As with Helen Flanagan, Jack played his character from a small boy, probably even younger than Helen, so give it a couple of years at most and we can start watching Jack start sprouting up to his 5ft6 or so the he is today!
I give him 5ft5.75.
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Jul/18
I'm absolutely certain it did Nik! I mean, they didn't stick it on the front page for nothing! 😹😂😁😊😄😆🤣
Nik said on 30/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Having a good sense of humour is fantastic for our health and wellbeing! I hope the look of amusement on Jack's face brought about many such similar faces! 😂🔜😂🔜😂!
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jul/18
@ Nik - Well, it just goes to show what a good sense of humour Jack has! If you'd seen the look of genuine amusement on his face, you might have been ¶issing yourself as well! I nearly was; it was very, very funny!
Nik said on 16/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Absolutely! You either laugh or you cry!
It just goes to show that celebrities really are living a life in a goldfish bowl a lot of the time. However this is one amusing find and I am glad that Jack found it funny!
The 5'6" claims are all to do with Jack, but not the 5'7" ones!
Thanks for that!
Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jul/18
@ Nik - Oh, I see! That's interesting to see that the 5ft7 claims have nothing
to do with him!
Now it's time for a bit of Birthday fun:
I saw in a newspaper a few years back a picture of Jack depleting the contents of his bladder! The headline was: "Jack Pee Shepherd"!
He looked round when he realised that he had been spotted, and you could see that he found the whole thing frightfully amusing! Well, so did I! 😂😂😂
CD said on 14/Jul/18
Jack is known to wear cat boots on the show which give him an edge so I think Julia Goulding (Shona) would measure slightly taller barefoot, I would say 167cm at most for him.
Nik said on 14/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - I have also seen listings of 5'7" for him! I think that Jack himself claims 5'6" and the average vote has him down as being halfway between 5'6" and the 5'5.5" quoted by Rob!
His character in "Coronation Street" has grown up since he was younger, he always tries to do the right thing now he is older but this has not always been easy because of the terrible things he has had to deal with in life.
I so agree that Jack is a fine actor, his performances have always been consistently good ever since he joined the cast as a little boy! Jack, from Leeds, has devoted so much of his life to "Coronation Street" and I am sure that he is popular amongst all the other cast members!
He has acted well under pressure and he does seem so natural with his on-screen children!
Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/18
@ Nik - The most I have seen for him is 170cm!
To think I used to find his 'Coronation Street' character nothing short of annoying, but now I am extremely fond of him. He didn't half deserve his acting accolade; unlike his brother Nick, Jack has played David since he was a little boy, and we have literally watched him grow up into the damn fine actor of today! He is also a Dad in real life, so his naturalness with his kids in this
drama is entirely justifiable! 👨👩👦👦
Nik said on 13/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - Yes, he is a fine actor and it is great that this has been recognised at the soap awards! He fully deserved this honour!
Jack was originally listed as being 5'6" on this site, I think it is unlikely that he is below his current listing but I am not sure exactly how tall he is.
I hope to track down that conversation soon!
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jul/18
@ Nik - The conversation was very schoolboyish and silly, and it took me back a bit to things I would hear in my youth! But I do genuinely laugh at that sort of thing.
I think it was great that David was recognised as the best male actor recently. He did so deserve it!
Yes, lately I have noticed that he and Shona are much the same height. I used to think she was taller!
David gets 5ft6!
Nik said on 9/Jul/18
@ Sandy Cowell - I would love to hear this conversation!
I have got to admit that David often looks exactly the same height as his partner Shona!
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jul/18
The conversation with his fellow painter this week had me in stitches! 😂😂😂
David can have 5ft6.
Nik said on 3/Jun/18
@ Sandy Cowell
I hope that the heroics of David in reporting this incident will encourage every man in a similar situation to do likewise, the sick antics of men like that evil Josh need to be stopped and the sooner they are brought to justice the better. I really hope that we see justice and Josh really is deserving of a very big punishment, one which may put an end to his evil ways. He should not escape prison for what he did.
Also Jack has won the award of "Best male actor" at the soap awards and I am sure you will join me in saying that the excellent acting he has shown in the face of this storyline makes him deserving of this accolade!
Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/18
@ Nik - I'm so pleased this guy plucked up the courage to report that cowardly little game-player once he'd discovered, with the ever-faithful Shona's help, that he'd done it before. If that young guy had reported the incident, it would never have happened again, and David knows that. He's breaking this sick cycle and that evil Josh will get his come-uppence!
Nik said on 18/May/18
@ Sandy Cowell
And Jack is from Leeds, so he has a future!
Well, I can offer this Loiner 5'5.5"! Jack is a proper man and a very good actor, like you said! It is incredible that he is now about 30, which is still very young!
said on 16/May/18
For some strange reason I am having trouble submitting comments on most pages. The reason is that there now is a little form to fill in, which is fine, but when I put my email address, I am told that it is 'invalid'! As I have two, I have tried both of them, but the same thing happens with either!
What can I do? Do you think I need a new phone?
Thank you very much,
Sandy 🐈 👍😁
If it doesn't work, the name and email isn't matching what's stored.
In January I had to start asking for an email because in the future I needed a way to identify anybody who ever wanted to see a list of comments.
If they used a real email and emailed with a request like that, then I'd be able to help...
But if they used a made-up email, then I can't really identify them.
I would suggest to try using another name like SandyC or something.
Sandy Cowell said on 16/May/18
Isn't 8 stone a bit skinny for a guy of Jack's 5ft5.5? Maybe he has filled out since that particular time because he didn't look overly undernourished in the boxing ring a few weeks back!
Furthermore he has grown a beard and I think he has made a conscious effort to look more manly, and that has probably included building himself up!
I remember when he was a tiny little boy; he's a proper man now, and a very good actor! 🏆
Sandy Cowell said on 14/May/18
The poor sausage has ended up behind bars!
Also I owe him a bit of an apology as I underestimated his height the other day by half-an-inch! Well, at least I wasn't voting, but I am now, so he can have 5ft5.75, because as I said before, he can look Julia Goulding, who plays his heroic girlfriend Shona, straight in the face!
Harry said on 7/Mar/18
His proportions help him look taller on camera. I have quite a similar build to him and am 168-166 range from morning to night, and can fool some people for 5ft 6.5-7 range. Having a slim frame with a small head and quite a long neck can always make you appear taller in some pictures, and I am sure that it will also help Jack when on screen to give off the illusion of having slightly more height.
Anonymous said on 1/Nov/17
Look at jack with his new beard on coronation street! He Looks well different.
CD said on 12/Oct/17
Just watched the short film "Taubman" featuring Shepherd and the recently added Ian Puleston-Davies (at a claimed 5ft 6.5), and at the end of the film the difference between them looks about 2 inches! Jack is in Converse mind you, while Ian is in dress shoes, but I think this is certainly enough to say Jack is below 5ft 6.
That aside though, like Sandy said he really is a great actor! I've gotta say his performance in "Taubman" gave me the chills just as he has also done on occasions in Coronation Street.
Nik said on 20/Jun/17
She could be a flat 5'9" but that is the highest I could possibly give her, I've been wrong before though!
CD said on 19/Jun/17
I'm from the UK like yourself. I'm not sure Sue Cleaver really looks as low as 5ft 8 but could be slightly south of 5ft 10, 5ft 9.5 possibly... I've commented on her new page as well.
Nik said on 19/Jun/17
1. Sue Cleaver is her proper name!
2. incidentally is the correct word, not invidentally!
Nik said on 18/Jun/17
I think that Jack is more than likely in the 5'5.25" - 5'5.5" range. He certainly looks, at least close to, 3 inches shorter than Sue Cleavet, who invidentally looks the same height as 5'8" guy Charlie Condou!
Nik said on 17/Jun/17
What country are you from?
CD said on 15/Jun/17
He's not more than 2 inches shorter than strong 5ft 7 Mikey North, I'd say somewhere between 5ft 5 and 6 for Jack.
Nik said on 14/Jun/17
I think he is no more than 5'5" to be honest, he probably is about this and I doubt that he is close to 5'6". I wouldn't rule out 5'5.5" but that would be tops.
He seems like a sound person and he is a good actor! Furthermore he is originally from Leeds too, which is about 12 miles from where I live!
said on 21/Oct/16
Rob if he''s 168cm then how tall his wife in centimeters please ??
Editor Rob: 153cm is possible for her.
said on 17/Oct/16
I used to find Jack's Coronation Street character silly and irksome; recently, though it's been a whole new ball game!
I shall start by saying that I thought he was 5ft 5.5, but even if he's 5ft6, he still seems to have had to work that much harder in order to gain our subconscious respect, awful that this may be.
But lately, this young actor has truly excelled himself! His recent performance in Coronation Street has had me in tears!
It sure is an unfortunate fact that short people have to work that bit harder to prove themselves. I should know - I am one! This young guy, whom many of us remember as a little kid, has gone from strength to strength and now he is peaking!
No longer will I think that the best part of his performance is the comedy. He is getting my vote as the best male actor in the next Soap Star Poll!
(The original 'Jack the Lad' was a Jack Shepherd! I learnt that from Countdown's Susie Dent!)
Editor Rob: I watch the odd episode of soaps, but I don't follow them as much.
I am surprised my Mother still watches Neighbours today...30 years after it aired. None of the other soaps, but just neighbours!
Csimpson 6ft said on 30/Sep/16
Tough decision, he could be either 5ft 5.5 or 5.75
CD said on 2/May/16
I agree, I don't think he's quite 3 inches taller than 5ft 3 Paula Lane on Corrie either. He has decent proportions though so like some have said he can pass as average in the right clothes, but he's a noticeably short guy. It's interesting that Jack has played David Platt since the age of 12 as well and the character is supposed to be a little younger. He and Sam Aston (who plays Chesney Brown) both joined as kids and seemed to end up in the 5ft 5-6 zone, so the "child actors ending up short" pattern seems to work in soaps as well...
Adeyp said on 30/Apr/16
Not that it matters, but I think he's potentially shorter than this. Looks 3 inches shorter than 5 ft 8.5 Bradley Walsh
James Crowley Maximus Meridius
said on 15/Feb/14
Rob he looks the part of a 5ft 6in guy he is one of those well proportioned 5ft 6in guys he said he is 5ft 7in on a good day he is 5ft 7in with shoes on and 5ft 6in barefoot many men his height will try too claim 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in he is the Justin Bieber that doesn't lie.
[Editor Rob: in photos on his own he could probably look average, but with other people it is clear he is about what he claims to be.]
Scott 5'11. said on 12/Jan/13
Yeah he's no giant. I'd have guessed 5'7 but 5'6 is believable.
cd said on 6/Jan/13
He reminds me very much of Martin Freeman - a well proportioned short guy. Many men his height would probably try to claim 5'8".
(S)ain't said on 3/Jan/13
What he means is he is 5'7" in the morning or close to it. He is definitely truthful about his height.
little sue said on 30/Dec/12
Yes he looks good, better than a skinner 6 footer anyday.
said on 30/Dec/12
thanks for this one rob,
interestingly i picked up this screengrab [Click Here
] from a 2010 episode of corrie. does this prove that chris gascoyne is little over 5'6" himself?