How tall is James Comey

James Comey's Height

6ft 8 (203.2 cm)

American lawyer and 7th Director of the FBI. He has gone on record as claiming to stand tall at "Six Eight".

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Average Guess (40 Votes)
6ft 8.06in (203.3cm)
AG said on 28/Sep/18
Looks a bit taller than just 6’8 in my opinion. I’d go for 6’8.5.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Aug/18
I don't think so. Look 9.75" and tap bit more long for Comey head. Look a little weak 6'8 next to Obama.
Kevin Bg said on 30/Jul/18
Does he have a 10 inch head?
Editor Rob
I would say yes it looks around that range.
Canson said on 31/May/18
@Jason: 6’3” is very tall but it’s an every day height. A legit barefoot 6’5” is much more rare. Even at 6’4.25 I don’t see many people daily taller than me other my friends I regularly hang out with
Jason193 said on 30/May/18
@Chris

6’3 is 97th percentile in the US. As tall as it may be, I wouldn’t call it rare.
Jason193 said on 30/May/18
Here is how I view height. All heights are barefoot night heights:
Jeremy TS said on 25/May/18
@Chris Uhh no that's not true at all. Here in Seattle there are lots of people around 6'3, and you'll see a couple people 6'5 if you're in a big crowd. A giant refers to someone with gigantism and 6'8 would be pretty short for a giant. 6'8 is really really tall and very rare but I wouldn't call it giant.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 14/May/18
Could be a candidate for 6'8 1/8 peak and going to be 6'7 7/8 anytime.
Chad said on 13/Feb/18
He makes 6 foot 1 1/2" obama look short in comparison and completely towers over 6 foot tall donald trump.
Junior Hernandez said on 7/Feb/18
@Sorin176

Bill de Blasio was measured 197.8cm (6'5 7/8) that would leave Comey 6'8 not over.
Kendel said on 16/Jan/18
Willes you realize a legit 6'8 guy barefoot is gonna be 6'9 to 6'10 in shoes right. That's giant in my book lol.
Sorin176 said on 3/Dec/17
Here is James Comey with Bill de Blasio who is a legit 198 cm. Looks around 203 cm or even more, although Bill is slouching a little while James is standing straight so look like Rob is spot on. Click Here
Canson said on 18/Oct/17
doesn’t look a legit 6’8” after seeing more pics. Maybe a disjointed 6’8, a person 6’8” out of bed who was measured 6’7.5 or 6’7.75 and isn’t far above 6’7”-6’7.5 at night
Canson said on 18/Oct/17
@181cm: for him to make a comment like that to Sam saying he lost respect because willes doesn’t like his comment is beyond ludicrous. But he is an admitted substance abuser on a previous page. Maybe that was what provoked him to make those comments. People like that cannot be “taken” seriously. They should have their internet privileges “taken” away instead.
Junior said on 17/Oct/17
I feel Comey might have losing a fraction of height and not taller than Kevin Love now.
Guesser said on 15/Oct/17
@Roger

"Seriously to claim that especially young Asians "are just as tall as White Americans" is beyond ludicrous when they are barely as tall as White women."

The average white woman according to your source is 5'4.1 whereas the average Asian aged 20-39 is 5'7.8. Asian men are clearly much taller than white women.

Your source proves nothing about the height of young asians because the only "young" age group is 20-39. I was strictly speaking of college-aged asians (early twenties/late teens) for which there is no data. On college and high school campuses these days it is obvious that asian students are virtually the same height as white students due to the western diet. Plus there is a self-selection bias where many asian immigrants come from wealthy backgrounds and are therefore taller than the national average of the countries they come from.

Also just because the tallest countries are European does not mean anything about the average height of white Americans. The vast majority of white Americans do not have ancestry in these tall countries. And even if some do, they are mixed with shorter European ethnicities such as Italians.
randomuser said on 9/Oct/17
@Kaneff 6'0.25

How is 6'0 a weak tall at best? That's a full 3 inches above the American average.
Guesser said on 8/Oct/17
181cm said on 2/Jun/17
Remember there are tons of millions of latin americans, asians, arabs, índians etc in both continente..

That's an ignorant statement. Young asian/arab/indian Americans are just as tall white Americans. It's laughable that white people thinking they are so much taller than everyone else.
Giant Hathaway said on 20/Sep/17
I heard his father was over 2 meters tall and that his son is almost 7 feet tall.
hunt said on 7/Jul/17
So if 100million males live in the Us and if you at or over 6ft6 you are in the 99.9% then less than 100.000 people are over 6ft6 in Usa
at 6ft8 it should be less then 10.000.
hunt said on 7/Jul/17
You're just wrong. There are only actually about 1.5 million people in the USA who are 6'8 or taller. It's much less than 1% of the population.

That number 1,5million is still too high. I bet there are less than 10.000 people who are over 6ft8 in Us
Statistically at 6ft6 you are the tallest of 1000 adult males
If you are 6ft8 you are tallest of 10.000
at 6ft10 u are the tallest of 100.000
At 7 feet tallest of 1 million males.

There are 320 million people in us more than half are man,children and old man,so there are about 100 million men between 18 and 70.
men.If somebody has a precise number about how many people between 18 and 70 live in us it would be good.
Matthew Robinson said on 8/Jun/17
As to whether 6'8" is "giant" or not - it's all semantics. What it is unarguably - is a rare height to be. Comey would measure a big 5 inches taller than I would - and I am undisputedly a tall guy out in public. I only know a couple of people who are definitely taller than he is.
Liberty183.3 said on 8/Jun/17
"Tall" and "Giant" are subjective. No one cares what the definition is. James Comey, as far as Caucasian Males go, is, statistically speaking, well above average height. His claim of 6'8'' makes sense. Nothing above 6'9'', and nothing below 6'7''.
Chris said on 8/Jun/17
re: Willes

You're just wrong. There are only actually about 1.5 million people in the USA who are 6'8 or taller. It's much less than 1% of the population.

You could walk around New York all day, and I guarantee the tallest person you'd see would be about 6'4 or 6'5. I work in an office of 400 people - the tallest person is 6'3. I played basketball at a University of 20'000 people in the UK - the tallest guy on it was 6'7.

Like most people, you're just really overestimating how many tall people there are in the USA, or in the world. Even being 6'3+ is really really rare
Chris said on 8/Jun/17
In regards to the below debate, 6'3 is very tall. I have a friend who is 6'3 and he is nearly always the tallest person in a room. There seriously aren't many people in the world who are over 6'3. It's a lot rarer than you think.

I'd say "insanely tall" starts at 6'6. You'll know that if you know anyone who is that tall. They look like absolute giants compared to average sized people. Even if you're 6'1 you'll look tiny compared to someone who is 6'6

So yeah, being 6'8 is "giant". Without a doubt. Look at Lebron James when he's stood next to a normal sized person!

What you need to realize is that Steph Curry, in the real world, is absolutely huge. Not just in height, but in weight and overall size. 6'3/190 pounds is a big guy. Most men are 5'10/170 pounds. So when a guy is 6'8 and 280 that's really really big.

As I said, just look at Lebron James or The Undertaker stood next to a 5'10 inch guy! The difference is huge!
181cm said on 2/Jun/17
Willes188 said on 12/May/17
181cm & Sam

You two are morons, there's no way that you will have to encounter a several million people in Europe or North America before finding someone who's 6'8 more like a few hundred thousand... And everything over 195cm is giant, and if we don't agree with that statement we "don't know anything"???

If 6'4.75 (195cm) is giant than you would be very tall at 181cm. No one on this entire website thinks that you're tall let alone very tall.


Now i can agree that everything over 6'9 is giant, but 6'5-6'8 is exceptionally tall/ extremely tall, with 6'8 range is borderline giant."

Willie, you are the real moron... The real world is that 174-176cm is average height in the USA and Europe with the exception of North Europe(177-179 or maybe 180cm) Im 181 and fell tall 70 percent of my time in the USA... I hace been to 35 states in Americs and to many european countries.. That's the plan truth if and you want to dream that the average height in the developed world is 180cm, you are not a true 186cm.. That's why you don't stand out... Remember there are tons of millions of latin americans, asians, arabs, índians etc in both continente..
Aza said on 30/May/17
Standing tall at 6'8 he is.
Tunman said on 19/May/17
To be fair,guys,it sounds strange to be that precise on definitions like extremely tall/giant,etc,it's not like there could ever be a convention about these figures,anyone could have his own definition
Mine would be the following
6'3 could be reasonably the beginning of very tall,someone describing a person that way is reasonable
6'4 always very tall but never exceptional
6'5-6 is something exceptional but not gigantic,however someone calling a 6'5 giant isn't that ridiculous,that's rare enough to have some people go by that description
6'7-8 I feel is more of a true giant,in fact big enough so that even people not interested in height may think "wow how tall is he?"I just remember how my father reacted when a 6'7 range guy entered the shop taking care not to hit the top of the 6'9 door.
That's my opinion but of course it's not an official one,it could easily differ according to situations,persons,mood,etc.Also keep in mind that 1" isn't automatically noticeable by everyone,so that some people an inch apart give the same impression,get the description...
Sarah said on 19/May/17
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shiva 181 cms said on 17/May/17
@ kaneff agree with you I've always assumed 6'9+ is giantish and 7'+ is real giant
Willes188 said on 15/May/17
Sam

That wasn't name calling, that was facts, i lost major respect towards you for being so ignorant and foolish.


Kaneff 6'0.25"

You are like that one trustable guy in a horror movie that is otherwise filled with psychotic freaks lurking around every corner, keep up with your with your factual arguments and real life experiences :)
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 15/May/17
@Billygoat

6'8" is not common by any means, however at the same time it's not extremely rare or the spectacle of a height that people are making it out to be. It's only a 1 in 5000-8000 height like I said. Pretty much any medium size town of 100,000 people is going to have a handful of 6'8 guys around. I don't even get out much and sometimes I'll see a random 6'7-6'8 guy at the supermarket a few times a year. I never thought of such height as being a "giant". Yes 6'7-6'8 looks really tall IRL, but people use the term "giant" way too liberally. A 6'8 guy isn't even a full head taller than a 6-footer, a height which most consider weak tall at best.

I mean yeah 6'9 is only an inch taller than 6'8 but you have to draw the line somewhere. 6'9 is a weak giant. Just like how 6'2 is only regular tall and only an inch taller at 6'3 is considered the start of very tall. Each inch matters a lot because of how height is distributed on a bell curve, which means 6'9"+ is much more rare to see in public than 6'8. A 6'9" guy is tall enough to tower regular "very tall" guys (6'3-6'5) make them look short.

Anyway this will be my last post on this page for a while. I won't argue my point anymore, so to each his own if you want to think 6'8 is a "giant".
Sam said on 14/May/17
Wow, Willes, how imbecilic to resort to name calling over a discussion of heights. I'm sure you're absolutely the sharpest tool in the shed, tool being the operative word.
Billygoat said on 14/May/17
I agree with Billy (no relation) in what world is 6'8 common, and not tall? You also go on to say that 6'9 is a "true giant" lol one inch makes you go from a regular dude to a giant in this guy's world
Ian C said on 14/May/17
Interesting discussion here about who qualifies as a giant, but everybody who is six foot eight is a giant, surely. I have seen only one man of that height in my life (and I'm 65) and maybe four more who were six foot seven. Such people just seem huge.

The biggest man I have met so far was six foot four. He was just huge all over, without being in any way deformed by a rogue pituitary. He had gigantic knees and feet and hands, and his head was size of a toilet bowl. Everybody called him a giant.

Men who are slightly shorter than six foot seven but heavily or heroically built can often be giants. Clint Walker was six foot six, and was routinely called a giant. Rock Hudson was something of a giant at six foot five. Woody Strode was a giant at six foot four. Jim Brown is six foot two, but is still arguably a giant, because of the size of his head, torso and hands.
Rami said on 14/May/17
He looks real giant me
Billy said on 13/May/17
Who's the idiot below who said this guy isn't tall? How stupid can you be?
Kaneff 6'0.25" said on 13/May/17
@Willes188

Good post and I agree with your height categories... but I would say 6'8" is even more common than that, roughly 1 out of 5000-8000 men not hundreds of thousands. 6'8 isn't rare enough or tall enough to make people do a triple take when they see somebody that tall, like they would when they see a true giant over 6'9". Each inch over 6'8" is exponentially rarer though, and 7'0" is when it actually is 1 in several millions like Sam was suggesting.

and just lol at 195cm being a "giant"...maybe in Indonesia
Im 171CM said on 13/May/17
Sure seems very tall
woodne said on 12/May/17
He's 6'8 why would he lie...FBI Director
Canson said on 12/May/17
Out of bed 205-205.5
Before bed 202/203
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 12/May/17
What said on 11/May/17
Tall? Come on guys, do you watch the NBA, have you seen Shaq at 7'1, then Shaq standing next to Yao whose 7'5. Now that is tall.

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"Tall" is a very relative word. Of course Comey will be short if he stood next to Shaq and Yao, but if you think that 6'8" isn't tall, you have issues.
Willes188 said on 12/May/17
181cm & Sam

You two are morons, there's no way that you will have to encounter a several million people in Europe or North America before finding someone who's 6'8 more like a few hundred thousand... And everything over 195cm is giant, and if we don't agree with that statement we "don't know anything"???

If 6'4.75 (195cm) is giant than you would be very tall at 181cm. No one on this entire website thinks that you're tall let alone very tall.


Now i can agree that everything over 6'9 is giant, but 6'5-6'8 is exceptionally tall/ extremely tall, with 6'8 range is borderline giant.

6'3-6'4 is in the very tall range with 6'4 range (including 6'4.75) is borderline exceptionally/ extremely tall

6'0.25-6'2.75 is in the tall range



Now this is how it's really like in the real world.
Rhonda said on 11/May/17
he is huge, only seen him recently and was shocked at his height, dwarfs Trump. Those who say he isn't tall? you are kidding yourselves. Thought at first he may be close to 7ft but 6ft8? That is tall but surely he would be beyond normal house door height unless you have 7ft doors, I suspect he will be ducking under most doors. Due to enormous height he could well be over 6ft8 in the morning and less than that later. Tall people shrink more as the generally have bigger spines to compress due to gravity.
Sam said on 11/May/17
Nope, 6'8" is exceptionally tall anywhere. You could probably encounter several million people before coming across someone 10 inches over the American average.
Shane said on 11/May/17
Saw him in level photos with Massachusetts politician Charlie Baker, who claims 6'6". All I can say is that the photos show Comey at least 3 to 4 Inches taller than Baker. My guess is Baker is/was an in-shoes 6'6" and more of a 6'4" to 6'5" barefoot guy and Comey is at MINIMUM 6'8" barefoot probably at his lowest and maybe slightly above. Guessing he can measure at least 6'8" 1/2 early in day and near 6'10" in a tall shoe.
What said on 11/May/17
Tall? Come on guys, do you watch the NBA, have you seen Shaq at 7'1, then Shaq standing next to Yao whose 7'5. Now that is tall.
Edge said on 10/May/17
I would say 6'7 because he always looked around 6 inches taller than Barack Obama.
181cm said on 10/May/17
This guy is a giant period... People who are 195 and plus are giants. People who think otherwise don't know anything.. The average height in America and Europe is around 174-6cm with the exception of North of Europe(177-179cm)... Comey's height is scary...
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 29/Apr/17
Willes188 said on 28/Apr/17
Rob, would you say that this guy is very tall, extremely tall, or giant if you had to explain his height for someone?


In my opinion giant starts at 6ft 9-6'10

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6ft8 is the borderline of Very Tall and Giant, my definition.
Kaneff 6'0.25 said on 29/Apr/17
@Willes188

I think 6'8" is extremely tall but not quite a giant. I draw the line for giant at 4 standard deviations above average, which just happens to be 6'9" like you mentioned.

A legit 6'9" is the start of truly, extremely rare height to see in public IMO. Walk around a big crowded airport and you might see a few 6'7"-6'8" range guys, but I bet you won't see anybody who is a legit 6'9"+. At least from my experience.
Willes188 said on 28/Apr/17
Rob, would you say that this guy is very tall, extremely tall, or giant if you had to explain his height for someone?


In my opinion giant starts at 6ft 9-6'10
Nik said on 28/Apr/17
Yes he looks extremely tall!
Omar said on 28/Apr/17
Tall, small head.
176cm guy said on 27/Apr/17
He is very tall indeed, i met a guy once who could be around the 6'8" mark (in my guess). His presence overall looks just weird and scary cause it just made me think, did they put his body on a rack and stretched it until he had enough. Ok maybe not literally that (i'd say he is pretty proportionate for his height), but i think anyone can get that feeling once you first meet a guy who has a very towering height.
176cm guy said on 27/Apr/17
He is very tall indeed, i met a guy once who could be around the 6'8" mark (in my guess). His presence overall looks just weird and scary cause it just made me think, did they put his body on a rack and stretched it until he had enough. Ok maybe not literally that (i'd say he is pretty proportionate for his height), but i think anyone get that feeling once you first meet a guy who has a very towering height.
Johnny said on 27/Apr/17
@Rob do you think this guy will edge out Magic Johnson?
Editor Rob: there's a chance he could have lost a fraction height and be similar to Magic...maybe when he says 6ft 8, he was, but now a fraction under it.
Sam said on 27/Apr/17
Yeah, I've seen mainly sitting on tv and he doesn't have the head of a towering guy.
HollywoodFan said on 27/Apr/17
Seeing this dude on television, you don't get to appreciate his full height until you see him standing next to someone else who's supposed to be tall, then you realize how tall he is & THINK "hmm...wonder what drove him to the FBI instead of the NBA?" LOL! Pretty tall dude.
Jug said on 27/Apr/17
Obviously a very tall man. Hard to believe that there have been only six permanent directors of the FBI since J Edgar.
Josh said on 27/Apr/17
Rob can you do Nico Cortez the flamethrower unit from hacksaw ridge?
travis said on 26/Apr/17
that because trump is 6'0 1/2
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 26/Apr/17
Looks 6'7" next to Obama though.
Kaneff 6'0.25 said on 26/Apr/17
He dwarfed Trump. I can buy the full 6'8"
Pedro said on 26/Apr/17
Wow, I had no idea that this guy is a giant.

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