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 (41 Votes)
6ft 8.04in (203.3cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/May/20
@Canson Both my 6'7 1/2 brother were extreme tall. I still can't believe it why my older brother and the younger one reach up the same height as they're over 10 years apart.
Canson said on 17/Dec/19
@Christian: I’d possibly put 6’2.75 as the start. So a guy at 6’3.5 out of bed and 6’2.75 would fit. I consider anything in that range of 190-200 or maybe 190–199.5 as very tall and over 200 as Extrenrly tall
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Dec/19
Anything more than 6" taller than average is "very tall" in my book, so in US, that'd be 6'3" and higher.
Canson said on 5/Dec/19
Thereel said on 4/Dec/19
Jason193 said on 30/May/18

6’3 is 97th percentile in the US. As tall as it may be, I wouldn’t call it rare

Actually no it's more 98th percentile for Men 20-44 years old (you know the age bracket for men who aren't gaining nor losing height) it's arguably the start of "very tall" maybe

I agree. It is the start of very tall
Thereel said on 4/Dec/19
Jason193 said on 30/May/18

6’3 is 97th percentile in the US. As tall as it may be, I wouldn’t call it rare

Actually no it's more 98th percentile for Men 20-44 years old (you know the age bracket for men who aren't gaining nor losing height) it's arguably the start of "very tall" maybe
cmillzz said on 4/Aug/19
I see some 6’8 range guys every now and then, maybe a few times a year. I think I’ve only seen one legit 7 footer in my life. MAYBE two, but I’m not sure.
C.J Camp said on 25/Jun/19
Seeing some of the comments here, I felt like adding some input here, being a strong 6'8 myself. 6'8+ is extremely rare, I've never seen somebody exactly 6'8 in public before, met maybe a dozen 6'7 guys over the years. I've only known one person taller and only by a couple of inches. I live in Atl area in GA, and see a lot of people everyday. I've been to arenas with 15,000 people and still see nobody my height. I feel like 6'6 plus is the start of the "very rare" category. Most people fudge their heights, so a legit 6'6 to many will look even taller, and it gets more so every inch past. Like 99% of guys who claim 6' are more like 5'10 which makes me look 6'10-11" to them. As for Comey here, I give him a strong 6'7 maybe flat with his somewhat slumped gait. I don't see him being exactly the same as me, as I appear taller next to people than he does in photos I've seen.
Canson said on 2/Apr/19
@Christian: let me change that and say 6 or 7 out of 10 is more like it
Canson said on 1/Apr/19
@Christian: yea when I’m downtown I tend to see more. I would easily see one maybe 8 or 9 out of 10 times. I’m not downtown very often though anymore. In Virginia however it’s a bit harder to see one
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 1/Apr/19
What about when you're in DC? DC is a more populated city than where you live in the suburbs, so you could encounter more taller people there.
cmillzz said on 29/Mar/19
Wow, whenever I’m in the city it doesn’t take me long to see someone who’s as tall or taller than you, and at times even Christian’s height or taller.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 28/Mar/19
Months is crazy. I'm taller but I haven't gone months without seeing at least one person taller than me. At times I've gone about 3-4 weeks though. Maybe it's because I live in a more populated area than you, so I encounter more people.
Canson said on 27/Mar/19
@Cmillz: I very rarely meet or see anyone, outside of my circle of friends, who is taller than me. I can go months at times. Three of my closest friends that I hang out with regularly are taller than me currently varying from an inch to almost 3” (approximately 2.75”).
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 26/Mar/19
I'm assuming that's Illinois, right? It could depend on where in Illinois, but I've been to Chicago, and it didn't feel that tall there. Certainly shorter than Wisconsin.
cmillzz said on 26/Mar/19
I live just south of Wisconsin.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 24/Mar/19
What part of the Midwest, like the northern states? I've been to Wisconsin and Minnesota, and the average there felt quite tall.
cmillzz said on 24/Mar/19
Lol, and just today alone I saw a guy who was at very minimum 6’7, probably closer to 6’8. Quite lanky too.
cmillzz said on 24/Mar/19
Average height must be VERY region based in the USA though, I’ll say that much.
cmillzz said on 24/Mar/19
My area is also very strange in that it feels as though the average height fluctuates greatly from day to day. There’s some days where I see tons of guys that are like 5’7 and under, and not many over 6 foot, but then there’s other days where I’m hard pressed to find many guys under 5’7, but many that are like 6’3, 6’2, 6’5, etc

I think what’s more striking to me is the number of tall women I see on a daily basis, though. Kinda strange in all honesty, it makes me question what the average height really is.
cmillzz said on 24/Mar/19
6’4.5-6’4.75” at a low is pretty much 6’5. I’d consider it a weak 6’5, but still 6’5 nonetheless, especially considering they’ll clear 6’5 comfortably in the morning.
Canson said on 23/Mar/19
@Cmillz: May be the area you live in. Where I live, I do see some people taller than me other than my three taller friends that I regularly see but it’s rare that I do. My friend that is an inch taller than me (Christian’s height) 6’5.25 is a proper example of a legit 6’5 or over. A lot of guys that claim 6’5 even those that don’t claim shoes are more 6’4.5-.75 from what I see. I have seen guys that are weakish 6’5 at best or even strong 6’4 that I stand next to and can’t see a difference with or can barely see it maybe a CM and they have claimed 6’5” whereas 6’4.25 is my low and I claim 6’4”
cmillzz said on 23/Mar/19
guess it depends how you define “giant”. I know I read before that for someone to be diagnosed with gigantism, their height must be at least 7’0”. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know.
Canson said on 22/Mar/19
@JD1996: well said!
cmillzz said on 22/Mar/19
I know a guy who is 6’5 range, and I do quite commonly see guys his height and taller. There’s just a lot of tall people where I live for some reason. I do live in the Midwest though.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 21/Mar/19
How is 6'9" not gigantic? It's around a whole foot taller than average.
JD1996 said on 21/Mar/19
I think canson means it's much much less common than 6'3" like in a room full of 100 people you might see 2 or 3 people at 6'3" But if someone is 6'5" there might only be be one person that tall in a place with 500-600 people! It's up to people to decide if that's rare or not but it certainly depends on your perception but it's not very common is it? I'm a bit over 6'6" and have been 6'5" before and I think it's certainly not common.
Canson said on 21/Mar/19
@Cmillz: it’s not the rarest of heights but it is still rare. It’s in the 99.6 percentile. A lot of guys that claim 6’5 even those who would likely measure near it aren’t that at a low. Most are 6’4.5-.75 at a low. 6’8 is very rare though
cmillzz said on 21/Mar/19
@Canson, 6’5” is certainly very tall, but I wouldn’t call it “rare” to be honest.
cmillzz said on 21/Mar/19
6’8 isn’t that crazy of a height. It’s extremely tall, but it’s not quite in the same league as 6’9+ IMO. You could probably encounter a few thousand and eventually find someone who’s 6’8. Maybe if you’re lucky, less than that.

6’9 is arguably the start of “giant”, but I personally believe “giant” starts at 7’0”. A legit 7’0 is much more rare than even 6’9 or 6’10.
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

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

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

"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!
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...
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

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

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

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.


"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.
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


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

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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