How tall is James Callis

James Callis Height

5ft 7 (170.2 cm)

British Actor best known for playing the character of Gaius Baltar on sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica aswell as for playing Dr. Trevor Grant on Eureka. In film he can be seen in the Bridget Jones movies. These photos were taken at a Starfury Convention in December 2008. In the 1990's, James Officially claimed Height 5 feet 9 inches.

James Callis is Gaius Baltar
5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny and James.

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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 6.9in (169.9cm)
ALEXANDRE ALVES BR said on 3/Jan/18
171...a think
Bobby said on 16/Nov/17
@whats with all the hate?,

Well, from my experience, the most common height that I see out on the street is 5'6-5'8 range. Where I'm from, it seems to be the average height. Since I wake up at 5'10.5, and will be 5'10 flat by lunchtime, I'm usually taller than most blokes I see. Except at university, I feel solid average here, but can also feel above average. It's easy to see 5'9-5'11 in a crowd. At night, or really after six and a half hours, I'll measure 5'9.75, which for being closer to 5'10 than 5'9, I round up and claim 5'10. 5'7 is more weak average, where I see 5'8 as being average and 5'9 is solid average, and 5'10 and 5'11 is strong average. Well, an argument can be made for 5'10 and 5'11 being above average height based on geography and demographics.
Editor Rob said on 7/Oct/17
James is a perfect example of the '2-inches' Height inflation, that many actors fall prey to.

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weord said on 16/Aug/16
nicknames just a nickname, but I do think that 5'7-8 range is pretty similar. 5'6, 5'9, and 6'0 are the points where it becomes solid short medium and tall. inch above 5'6 does make a magical difference, although it really isnt that much. proportionally, it seems much better. especially being only 2 inches shorter than 5'9, you can blend in as average easily. 3 inch difference is quite noticeable.
truth said on 17/Jul/16
@what's with all the hate? Well to me both legitimate 5'6 and 5'7 range guys look short and 5'8 range guys (like Rob) below average. 5'9 to 5'11 range looks completely average, neither short nor tall.

Not hate, just stating my personal observations, but many people that I clearly see here have a problem accepting different opinions.
whats with all the hate? said on 10/May/15
for some reason, 5'7 people tend to look somewhat average compared to the 5'6ers which often looks solid short. hate my life
Kourosh said on 13/Dec/14
Easily 2 to 3 inches difference
5'5.5
Danimal said on 14/Oct/14
Rob, you had a lot of height over your girlfriend (Jenny) that day, didn't you?
[Editor Rob: both in similar adidas sneakers, just probably a poorer stance there from jenny]
Arch Stanton said on 25/Aug/14
G wishes he looked like this!!
Kostas said on 25/Aug/14
Looks like Big G.
the shredder said on 18/Mar/14
5'6.75.
leonari said on 16/Mar/14
5'6.5" would be better Rob...What do you think?
[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, he may dip shy of 5ft 7, but I wouldn't think much though.]
averagegiant said on 30/Aug/13
I take that back, in the picture below he looks closer to being just one inch shorter, was that a different angle or something rob?
[Editor Rob: he can be a weak 5ft 7 guy]
averagegiant said on 30/Aug/13
yeah I don't see 5'7 either unless you have a footwear advantage rob, do you in this particular case?
Elijah said on 30/Dec/12
Rob, why are you about 2 inches taller than jenny here?
[Editor Rob: sometimes one person might not stand as tall, other times they do. Sometimes a camera can have a little distortion aswell - the way the lense is shaped, certain zooms or wide angles can enhance/reduce some of the image.

in that double shot it's just poorer stance than me.]
The Exorcist said on 10/Oct/12
5'6.5
TNTinFL said on 13/Aug/12
Gotta agree with the other posters. I am not seeing 5'7" here. Looks like a near two inch height disparity between Rob and James.
Danimal said on 15/Jun/12
Not seeing 5'7" Rob. He's in the 5'6" and change range.
ChiasmataX said on 23/Dec/11
If he's really 170cm barefoot, Rob wouldn't look 5'10 in the top picture. He's around 168-169cm barefoot.
LAN Jiao said on 1/Nov/11
He is in the short men range @ 5-6..
Legend said on 6/Oct/11
Rob you look like you're hitting 5'10 in the top picture.
Alex said on 30/Aug/11
Rob, you look an inch taller than Jenny here. Different footwear?
[Editor Rob: not in that case, but if there's ever differences it's down to postures, camera (including distortion)/positions/footwear/...]
Mat said on 1/May/11
Looks more like 5'6 in these photos. Also I think Lucy Lawless is 5'9 with Tricia Helfer 5'10 although I've noticed variations between these two in a few pics where sometimes Lawless appears taller. This will be dependant on the size of heels at the time.
kali from me said on 13/Jun/09
this guy is obviously 5'7 no doubt my brother is 1 inch taller than me and thats exactly how we look on pics so yeah 5'7
Roger said on 3/Jun/09
That's funny, I'm just now discovering the gem that the remake of Galactica is. Great series, he's play his (dislikable) character well. How was he like as a person, Rob?

[Editor Rob: I thought you didn't watch tv, galatica is a good show I thought. Callis we got to talk to in the meet/greet thing aswell as auto's and listen to his talk. He's a pleasant chap.

scroll down to "Editor Rob says on 8/Dec/08", that's still one of my favorite moments at a con. A bursting my gut trying not to laugh moment.]
T.J. said on 30/Apr/09
looks 5'6"
the hair makes him seem taller
Leonari said on 23/Mar/09
Looks a strong 2 inches below bamber.
Ivana said on 31/Jan/09
Well if Callis is to be downgraded to under 5.7" as some people are suggesting, then Sackhoff has to be downgraded from 5'6.25" as she's listed. He's at least an inch taller than her, as seen in the photos I posted a link to. He's taller than her even though she's wearing heels.
Ian said on 5/Jan/09
Whatever your explanation is for your height Rob. You are a clear 2inches above james Callis's height is 5 ft 7 in top shot and you are leaning in. If you were straight I'd swear you looked 5ft10 here.
Ian said on 5/Jan/09
Rob in the top photo are you wearing lifts here? You are a clear inch above jenny and you are leaning in also. Rob's height is more of an interest to me at the moment. I keep check on it. Time for me to insist on upping your height.
Brent said on 4/Jan/09
great photos, 5'7 is very accurate
Bouncer said on 3/Jan/09
Looks 5'6.5 tops to me.
Anonymous said on 3/Jan/09
His head is huge, it looks like he could be 6'5" judging by his shoulders and up. But yeah, he looks 5'6.5"
Lego said on 3/Jan/09
ohhhh, i got it now, thanks mate.

James does look about 5'7 indeed between about 169-170cm is correct, his hair is a nice trick that won't fool us anyway :D

great actor.
runt said on 3/Jan/09
Did I miss something? How did Jenny go from 5-8.5 to 5-8.25-0.5??

[Editor Rob: I gave her that range, but the more I have measured her under all sorts of different times of day and working/non working days, I think I would call her 5ft 8.25 as her low.]
Lego said on 2/Jan/09
again sorry if i ask but why you ROB are so tall in the upper image like 5'11+ and Jenny so much shorter?

mind explaining again? sorry.

[Editor Rob: Jenny gets her photo first. I can observe against 5ft 8.25 Jenny how tall Callis looks. Then we have a double shot, so Jenny goes round the other side and stands more with a foot a bit forward and one a bit back. She done the exact same thing when we got a double shot with another actress that day.]
TNTinCA said on 1/Jan/09
I agree with the previous poster. Seems slightly under 5'7".
Tha truth said on 28/Dec/08
i see 2 inch difference here. his hair is a little deceiving. but id say hes not in the 5'7 range barefoot. 5'6.5 would be my guess
leonari said on 26/Dec/08
Well Rob says James Callis is 5'7". I asked him if 5'6.5 is possible and he replied: "I wouldn't rule it out" . So to me James Callis is between 5'6.5 and 5'7" inches. Thats the closest I will ever get to knowing how tall this or any other person listed on celebheights is. Whatever Glenn,Rob,Mamun or anybody else states: These are ALL without exceptions: estimates. Very close ones. Sure. But still estimates. We should never forget that. For any listed height on this site there is a room for error that is at least 0.5 inch.
glenn said on 25/Dec/08
pics are pics.never always great for accuracy.thats that.fun to look at though.felder i felt was 5-10ish,5-11.but i think he had dress boots on.he is 5-10 min without a doubt.i agree rob looks taller than an inch there.thats why rob isnt 5-8.he is taller.near 5-9 at times morning.but rob says he is 5-8 during photo time.lots of things to factor.maybe that guy above is 5-7 flat in morning and had no sleep.he was at his lowest above.5-6ish.then you have to factor how tall he looked to rob.thats important too.
Anna Simmons said on 24/Dec/08
I see 5'7" for James Callis, he stands slightly shorter than Jenny and James. FYI I myself stand 5'8", PS...nice wardrobe Jenny. As Paris Hilton would say, that's hot!
Donatello said on 24/Dec/08
I could see this guy 5'7" morning but thats it. Probably under 5'6" 1/2 in these pics though.
Big King said on 24/Dec/08
Another strange thing is that Don Felder Click Here has about the same inches on Glenn like you on James. And on this site you describe that James looks only an inch shorter than you although he is almost two inches shorter in fact. And on the site with Glenn, you write that Don Felder is almost three inches taller than Glenn although they have about the same height difference like you to James as mentioned. I guess you need a good reason to convinve me otherwise, many of your height estimations are fakes. Sorry to say it.

[Editor Rob: sometimes it can be hard to tell in photos if a person is losing height with loose posture in their back or neck. It's more blatant if they are leaning.

I am dropping a little height and James is dropping a little height by not standing like sly. And in the double Jenny got caught short with a poor stance, she's lost 1.5 inches.

Maybe Don is losing more height in posture than glenn?
]
leonari said on 23/Dec/08
Gonzalo: I think you wanted to say the opposite of what you just posted cause if you say he is shorter than 5'7" than ROB upgraded him (and Rob is taller without a doubt) Get you facts straight dude
leonari said on 23/Dec/08
ROB: Is 5'6.5 possible or 5'7" the lowest you would give him?

[Editor Rob: I wouldn't rule it out.]
Big King said on 23/Dec/08
Rob, Jenny looks 1/4 inch shorter than you and James is one and a half inch shorter than you.
frankys said on 23/Dec/08
he looks 5,6 max
Vibram said on 23/Dec/08
Smaller, look at the tick hair compared to Robs crop. 5ft6.5.
Danimal said on 22/Dec/08
I see 5'6.5" MAX.
leonari said on 22/Dec/08
Always pegged him at 170 cm. Can look taller in a suit due to his thin frame. And he does..but only in single shots in Galactica.
leonari said on 22/Dec/08
LOL!!! What a story!! The guy is an amazing actor! And his looks are really priceless. Wish I would have seen it in real life...
derbi said on 22/Dec/08
Rob, what about the footwear int these pics? you look taller than Jenny and compared to james you look at least 5'8.5" me.

[Editor Rob: james wears near 1.2 inch shoe, Jenny is wearing a pair of adidas much closer to mine now, both 0.9ish inch.]
Gonzalo said on 22/Dec/08
He looks shorter than 1`70. Rob downgrades people shorter than him and upgrades the taller ones
Donatello said on 22/Dec/08
I see more 5'6" 1/2, seems to be a little bit more then an inch between rob and him.
miko said on 22/Dec/08
Rob do you think 5"6.5 could be closer to the mark?

[Editor Rob: of course there's a chance, but 170cm is a decent estimate I think for him.]
Editor Rob said on 22/Dec/08
To give an idea of taking photos...

Jenny went first and stood fine with Callis. I can see them standing together and estimate how tall he looked against her.

Then we have a double shot together, so Jenny moved to the other side and I noticed she had a little bit of a one foot forward, one foot back stance, so it wasn't great.

I have a wee lean myself, but it doesn't take a lot off. I then got my single shot and actually have a bit looser posture in my back than I had in the double!

In any case, James looked around 5ft 7, he actually is wearing a 1.2 inch shoe here. Me and Jenny are wearing adidas that give 0.9 inch this day.
Editor Rob said on 8/Dec/08
I saw Callis down at heathrow at a cool little galactica event on Saturday. He looked around 5ft 7.

Anyway, at one point we were standing in the foyer of the hotel and saw a Man with a beard go into the gentleman's toilet. Nothing out of the ordinary, well, except for him wearing high heels, tights and a black leather mini skirt. 30 seconds later James Callis walks in.

A couple of minutes later james walks out and the look on his face was priceless, the kind of look that Gaius Baltar would give - 'That was the men's room, right?'.
Ivana said on 12/Aug/08
Rawwaseur: no, they are not the same height. As you can see from these offscreen shots, Callis is taller than Katee Sackhoff, even when she's wearing heels that are certainly higher than the soles of his shoes.

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Rawrasaur said on 28/Feb/07
I've seen Callis listed as 5'8, but in every BattleStar Galactica shot with Callis standing next to Sackhoff (Starbuck) they are *exactly* the same height. I've seen them in shots where they are both walking so boxes weren't used, however, you don't see their feet in those shots so there is still room for speculation.
Bleemo said on 11/Oct/06
Indeed Colbert so much so that the 5'11 guys Michael Hogan (XR) and Aaron Douglas (Chief) could pass as being 6'+ on that show, but not so in any of their other work.
colbertnationalist said on 11/Oct/06
with relatively short to average male cast

[Padraig: I've met Callis and Tricia Helfer in 2005. Helfer is very tall and Callis very thin, surprisingly so.]
Bleemo said on 6/Sep/06
The guy looks short next Tricia Helfer but obviously she is a legit 5'10 inch woman who wears heels alot. He's definately the shortest male of the main cast though so I do think he's 5'7ish.

Is it me or does this show have the tallest female cast ever? Tricia Helfer 5'10, Grace Park and Lucy Lawless 5'9, katee Sackhoff and nicki clyne 5'6ish, mary mcdonell 5'8ish.

[Editor Rob: that other chick michelle forbes popped up, she's tall]
Zack said on 26/Jul/06
Looks more like 5'7
horacle said on 14/Mar/06
he is 172-173 cm but no more

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