How tall is James Cromwell

James Cromwell's Height

6ft 5 ½ (196.9 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 6 ½ (199.4 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films like LA Confidential, Babe, Star Trek: First Contact, The Green Mile, The Queen, Space Cowboys, The Sum of All Fears, The Artist and Spider-Man 3. On TV he has appeared in series such as 24, American Horror Story: Asylum, Six Feet Under and Easy Street.

In the Frederick Post, 2001, he commented on his tall stature, saying "Just put 6 feet 6...It's a little more than that, but 6 feet 7 inches sounds terrible." In 'The Age', Cromwell refers to an audition he had for the movie 10 - opposite Dudley Moore - mentioning that he "was embarrassed by the director, Blake Edwards, who looked at me and said, 'what am I supposed to do with THAT?'. I was a little hurt to be referred to as an inanimate object at an audition. I was told by my agent that a number of big stars won't work with anyone two inches (five centimeters) taller than them and most of them are under six feet, so you have to be prepared to have trouble."

James Cromwell very tall
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I’m 6-feet-6, this tall, lanky, goofy guy. When I started, I used to joke that a character actor is the guy who never gets the girl.
-- Boston Herald, 2013

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Average Guess (26 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 6.65in (199.8cm)
Current: 6ft 5.39in (196.6cm)
joe### said on 1/Oct/19
rob,he looks weak 6'5 with 6'6.5 nicholas braun
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Aug/19
He could have being 6'5.5" all this while never loss anything after 1" missing since peak.
James Brett 172cm said on 16/Aug/19
rob maybe james cromwell was only ever 6ft5 range or 6ft5.5 peak since he had just 3 inched on clint in space cowboys

me and my brother both guessed him at 6ft5 in babe
Editor Rob
I wouldn't have thought he was sub 6ft 6, he could have lost a little bit by nearly 60 though
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
At the AHS 'Asylum' Christmastide gathering, I noticed that the 5ft8 Lily Rabe suddenly didn't look her normal nine-and-a-half inches shorter than James's Dr Arden, but the possessed nun is now parading about in high heels! A nun in high shoes, I ask you! Whatever next? 😂😂😂
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
Dr Arden (Cromwell) presents Mary Eunice (a possessed nun played by Lily Rabe), with a Christmas gift of ruby earrings. Then he goes on to explain that they belonged to a Jewish girl in Auschwitz, who swallowed them every day and fished through her excrement to retrieve them, then swallowing them again, or they would have been confiscated from her. It ended up rupturing her intestines and killing the poor girl.

When Mary Eunice wears them regardless, Dr Arden realises that there's something desperately wrong and seeks the help of Jude, whom he finds in Church.

He's the last person I'd have expected to find in a Church. He must sense that something is seriously a miss with the nun, a girl that, until recently, he admired for her innocence and purity.
😵👿
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jun/19
@ Rampage Clover - Hi! Yes, in finding out about James's son, I also read about his director Dad, John. I never new that he was blacklisted though. The article must have been written by a member of the Cromwell Appreciation Society! 😂🏆

6ft6.5 peak and an inch less nowadays.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/19
Sandy yeah I’ve seen photos and he’s easily a couple of inches taller than James. I dare say maybe even a bit more than 6ft8. He’s named after James’s father John, a director who was infamously blacklisted .... I looked him up on IMDb and hes listed 6ft2½. There aren’t any photos of him standing up but given the loftiness of his son and grandson, I’m inclined to believe it as fact
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Jun/19
I have just found out something very interesting and exciting!

James has a son called John and the guy stands SIX FOOT EIGHT. John, an actor like Dad, starred in AHS 'Asylum', playing the same character as Dad, Arthur Arden, who performed dreadful experiments on people in Auschwitz.

So if you see the old scenes of Arden in the concentration camp, and think he bears a resemblance to the doctor from Briarcliff, that's because they are father and son! 👨👦

Another interesting fact: James is the tallest actor to ever be nominated for an award, for his part in 'Babe'. I think it was for 'Best Supporting Actor'. 🏆
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/May/19
He might be all smiles in the picture above, but he's scaring the cr@p out of me in 'American Horror Story', Season Two. It is called 'Asylum' and I think he belongs there himself!

James has just amputated the legs from poor Chloe Sevigny - for trying to escape; what a horrible monster! He didn't even make a neat job of it! 🖕 She, at 5ft7, looks tiny next to him. I've never hung out with a guy over 6ft4, and I've known two of them. Boy, did they give me neck-ache! To encounter a fellow of 6ft5.5 would be even worse, especially if he's as unhinged as this one!

Ha ha! To think he was in the 'Little House on the Prairie' and the 'Babe' films, and now I see him in THIS! I've just ordered the third season!

Am I a glutton for punishment or what? Littlelee - you're right! It has captured my interest in no uncertain terms...😉

6ft6.5 for his optimum height and I'll chop off an inch for his height today.
🔨😧
Yas said on 24/Mar/19
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Canson said on 24/Nov/18
I agree with Junior. Maybe not as low as 6’5.25 but looks a solid 197cm today. Peak was probably around where Rob has him. For some reason there is a noticeable difference just from 197 to 196 in the flesh. Anything leading up to 6’6 (weak 6’6) just looks too lanky and he is a textbook example of that. Either way neither is a desireable height (6’5.5 at a low or 6’6.5) unless you’re a pro athlete. It stops looking as appealing when you cross too far into the 196 range past about 196.5 perhaps
Niggurd said on 16/Sep/18
He looked 2 inches taller than David Morse (6'4") in The Green Mile but looked closer to 6'5" in The Longest Yard though. Already shrunk a bit by the green mile and then a bit more by the longest yard I'm guessing.
william risman said on 28/Aug/18
there are many different perceptions about cromwell’s actual height without shoes. cromwell appeared in a white shadow episode approximately 1979 and was not as tall as 6’6” ken howard. They were very close in height yet howard, a much wider fellow than cromwell, appeared perhaps 1cm taller. 6’5 3/4” guess
william risman said on 28/Aug/18
there are many different perceptions about cromwell’s actual height without shoes. cromwell appeared in a white shadow episode approximately 1979 and was not as tall as 6’6” ken howard. They were very close in height yet howard, a much wider fellow than cromwell, appeared perhaps 1cm taller. 6’5 3/4” guess
robert gore said on 11/Jul/18
Looks noticeably shorter than 6-6ish Nicholas Braun on the show Succession, and seems close to 6'5 flat today, but definitely looked like a guy pushing 2 meters back in the day.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Apr/18
Click Here 6'6.5" peak no doubts, dipping in 6'5 1/4 now.
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Apr/18
😛 Correction Time 😛

Thomas Cromwell was from the 16th Century and Oliver from the 17th!

Sozz about that!
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Apr/18
👢 Correction Time! 👢

I do apologize, but Thomas had his day in the 16th century and Oliver in the 17th!

I made the mistake of assuming the 1500's were the 15th century and likewise with the 1600's. Sorry!
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Apr/18
@ Canson - Thank you for stating that James Cromwell was in 'The Rockford Files'!

I watched it - spasmodically - before I'd taken in who he even was! Cheers for that; it'll be quite an incentive to watch it when I next get the chance! 👍
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Apr/18
Not more than a few days ago, I mentioned in one of my comments that there were two noteworthy guys by the name of 'Cromwell', Thomas, who came to power in the 15th century and Oliver, who was extremely powerful in the 16th!

Now I think it's time to add another one to the history books - one day! The ginormous acting talent that is JAMES Cromwell! The earliest part of his that I know of was in an episode of 'The Little House on the Prairie', in which he befriends a tall and awkward teacher, and she falls for him, though her feelings are not reciprocated! It was down to this appearance that it was a while before I realised just how very tall James is. The woman, played by Lucy Lee Flippin must be in access of 6ft herself, because it looked very much like a normal man/woman difference - to my eyes anyway!

Then I saw him in 'Babe' and the penny still hadn't dropped! It wasn't until I saw 'The Green Mile' that I noticed how tall James is! I reckoned on about 6ft7!

Now I am watching him in 'Boardwalk Empire', and, although I knew he'd be in it sooner or later, I didn't know when! However, he was impossible to miss when he did make his debut, and even though his part involves a lot of sitting down, you do have the luxury of seeing him stand, and tower over everybody!

So from the innocent likes of 'The Little House on the Prairie' and 'Babe' to the extremely serious 'The Green Mile' and 'Boardwalk Empire', James has proved that he can turn his acting skills to anything!

And another thing - he is one of those men who has got better with age!

Thomas and Oliver - look out! You have some stiff competition!

Peak: 6ft6.75
Now: 6ft5.5
Don Julio said on 12/Jan/18
Always has seemed to look 200 cm easily at his young age. But now he could be as low as 195 cm but I think 196 might be better.
Canson said on 16/Dec/17
It’s funny because In Rockford files he really doesn’t look over 6’5/6’6” like Bobby3342 mentioned.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Dec/17
Still looks over 6ft5 today…
Canson said on 12/Nov/17
I can’t see over 6’6.5 peak and wouldn’t rule out 6’6-6’6.25 at his lowest. Today looks around 6’5.5
Canson said on 1/Nov/17
I think a peak may be 199-200 possibly but today 196-197 like junior said. As far as him calling himself 6’6” vs 6’7 peak a lot of people do that when they’re taller they don’t need the extra fraction. Some days I’m still around 6’4 3/8 others 6’4.25 unless at an extreme low and just claim 6’4” most of the time. No need to bother with a fraction unless someone is within an inch of me
Junior said on 16/Oct/17
I would say now James Cromwell goes to bed at 196.5cm lowest and wake up morning maybe hitting 199cm.
James B said on 30/Aug/17
He's been a bit luckier than clint Eastwood in the height loss department hasn't he rob? Ironic actually given he was 3 inches taller than a peak clint.

Actually quite impressive that a 6'6.5 guy has only lost 1.5 inches at 77 which might be becsuse he probably never lifted heavy weight in his life?
Junior said on 18/Aug/17
I don't think he losing some more height now. He could still manage to look 6'5.5" and a 6'6.5" peak is possible.
James B said on 6/Aug/17
Wiki gives list James at 6'8
jasperwazup said on 13/Jul/17
Anyone remember Cromwell in Revenge of the Nerds. He shared some full bodied scenes with Anthony Edwards (6'2"), and Keith Carradine (6'1''-6'2"). Cromwell was taller but not by much. He may have been bending slightly giving a him 6'4"-6'4.5" with flat shoes.
MJKoP said on 24/May/17
It's also funny how the article Pedro posted 18/May/13 described him as 6'7" and his son as 6'8" when in the photograph featured there is WAY more than a mere inch of difference. That article was published in 2010, and if James was as "short" as a very weak 6'6" by then, his son would still probably be closer to 6'9", as James B just commented.
MJKoP said on 22/May/17
Funny how on 24 they actually had a guy TALLER than Kiefer Sutherland's real-life Dad to play him. And the guy playing Jack's brother was clearly even shorter than him...looked max 5'7". Ditto Dennis Haysbert and the guy who played his son...a 6'4+ actor with an on-screen offspring clearly below average height. Man, the casting staff on 24 needed a lesson in genetics. :D
James B said on 18/May/17
His son John Cromwell looks near 6'9
Canson said on 20/Aug/16
@Rampage: I'd go easily no less than 196 no more than 197
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/16
But no less. He still looked a little taller than Tim Robbins just a couple of years ago
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/16
6ft5 flat today, Rob?
Editor Rob: he might be yeah.
jervis said on 10/Jun/16
There is another photo of Cromwell standing next to Goran
5'6 Aravind said on 24/Apr/16
I think he is 6'5 due to old age.
James B said on 15/Apr/16
I am impressed that this guy has made it to age 76 and has lost only 1-1.5 inches in height.

Hats of to him
bobby3342 said on 5/Feb/16
don't think so 6 5 and change he was in Rockford files as a tennis pro looked 3 inches taller than garner max 6 '5 and change barefoot 6'7 in dress shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/15
His son is 6ft8
Mighty_- said on 12/Sep/15
Always towering every other cast member..

Why would he lie about 6'7 ? He looks to be 2M in his prime..
His son looks to have 2.5-3inches on him and his father was like 6'3..
Great genes for height lol
Darth Nihilus said on 22/May/15
I watched Longest yard with Adam Sandler yesterday. There were enough scenes where Cromwell stood in front of Sandler. All I can tell is, that Cromwell is never 6'7". He had about 6 inches on Sandler who is 5'11" at his peak. So 6'5" could be right for Cromwell's actual height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Mar/15
Rob, is 6ft7 possible?

I can definitely believe he's rounding down a full inch...
[Editor Rob: 6ft 6 and half range I think he typically looked, now he's lost some height of course at his age.]
ZZ Arch said on 3/Feb/15
He might tower over everyone at that height, however it doesn't make him less of an actor.He's a good actor
dietmar said on 10/Dec/14
Cromwell visited Hunter series in the -80,s, and was slightly shorter than 6'6 listed Fred Dryer. Not a big difference, maybe 198cm vs 197,5cm.

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Arch Stanton said on 6/Dec/14
Rob do you think it's time for another downgrade?? Click Here OK his posture isn't brilliant but it's difficult to see him 1.5 inches taller than Goran here.
[Editor Rob: I still think he'd clear 6ft 5 mark.]
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/14
Best movie of the 90s Sam? For me it's a close tie between L.A. Confidential and Shawshank Redemption.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Oct/14
Rob can you add a photo and films like The Green Mile, The Queen, Space Cowboys The Sum of All Fears, W., The Artist, and Spider-Man 3. On television he has appeared in series such as 24, American Horror Story: Asylum, Six Feet Under and Easy Street.

He's a fantastic actor IMO, one of the very best and hugely underrated I think but he makes even tall actors look short or average and is too gangly for cinema really. He's done pretty well considering though. He definitely looks minimum 199cm in earlier career and pushing 6'7".
Sam said on 22/Aug/14
There's actually a few shots in L.A. Confidential where it looks like the other actors except Russell Crowe (who they shot intentional to appear bigger) seem at risk to get dizzy looking up at Cromwell all the time IMO.
jon said on 8/Jun/14
@Emily

A little? What's the average height in the country you live in? 6'5?

Man, I'd kill to be his height or taller.
jordydecke said on 9/Jan/14
@arch how tall are you? Just curious as you're one of the most regular posters here.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/14
@Arch: No, not at all (I'm 6ft3.5 BTW). I very grateful for my height. I can get close enough to 6ft5 in most regular heeled shoes and I'm taller than most people I'm with. It's just my father was a solid 6ft4 in his prime (now my height) and I would've liked to have outgrown him by a bit. My mother's only 5ft5 though so it was more in my favour than I probably realised!

If my dad was 6ft6-6ft7 like this guy and still towering over me in his 70s, it would be even more annoying lol
Emily said on 3/Jan/14
He's a little above average height. Good for him
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/14
Yeah they did their very best in LA Confidentual to make him look within normal tall range. Only very briefly did they lapse, like the hill scene with him and Guy Pearce and you could see he had 8-9 inches on Pearce and was obviously easily 6'6". They tended to avoid full body shots and just film his face and not show him talking to other actors from a distance and even in the final scene where Pearce shoots him and he's full length he was in the distance to make him look shorter.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/13
Why Rampage is 6'3" too short nowadays?

Looks shorter than 6'6.5" in LA Confidential but they do their best to reduce the height difference between him and Guy Pearce.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Dec/13
Still near 6ft6 now.

I wish I was his height.
avi said on 11/Dec/13
was around 6'6 now probably a weak one approaching a strong 6'5 area. his son seems almost 2 inches bigger at a strong 6'7.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/13
Looked close to 6'7" in The Artist in shoes and probably is if he's 6'5.5" barefoot nowadays.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Oct/13
Looked way taller than Clint Eastwood in Pink Cadillac, peak height of 2 metres looks about right.
pedriscovery said on 3/Oct/13
in space cowboys clint eastwood was 6,2" look the medical revision scene ,donal is 2inches more tall in this frame,so cromwell was 4 inches more tall than eastwood in this movie
Balrog said on 30/Aug/13
Peak over 6'6" for sure, but now I think he struggle to look a full 6'5". I think his 6'4" range right now...
avi said on 6/Aug/13
6'6 flat never over a strong 6'6 now 6'5 area
Mikey P said on 13/Jul/13
Cromwell's a couple inches taller than Clint Eastwood (6'4") in "Space Cowboys", so 6'6" is about right.
Pedro said on 18/May/13
He also has a son who is 6'8": Click Here
steven said on 17/Jan/12
he look like 6'4 guy in some pictures. he might not get away under 6'5 now.
steven said on 14/Jan/12
i believe 6'6 peak. but nothing over 6'5 nowadays.
Alex V. said on 9/Jan/12
My guess for John Cromwell -> 204 cms and for James Cromwell -> 197 cms.
miko said on 22/Dec/11
Cromwell would have been eye to eye with his son at his tallest when he was near 6'7.
Sam said on 20/Dec/11
Wow, his son might be nearly 6'9" based on those pictures with James that Alex V. posted
LAN Jiao said on 26/Oct/11
cromwell had almost a full 7cm on listed 6'4 Goran Visnjic in ER. Goran Visnjic look 6'3 flat to me. so 6'5.5 is accurate.
LAN Jiao said on 16/Oct/11
next to 5'10 guy pearce he look nothing more than 6'5
Alex V. said on 9/Sep/11
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James said on 18/Aug/11
He can still look 6'6 with tim robbins.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 1/Aug/11
Yeah, 197 is right! Robbins is little shorter like 196 195!
anon said on 30/Jul/11
With Danny DeVito: Click Here
James said on 20/Jul/11
this guy makes tim robbins look not over 194cm
Alex V. said on 30/May/11
200cm at peak, today 197cm. Robbins 195cm...
Larc 6 ft 1.5 in said on 2/May/11
He is still 1inch taller than 6'4.5-6'5 Tim Robbins even today.
6'5.5-6'6 is his current height, he was 6'7 for sure at peak.
Shaun said on 29/Apr/11
Yeah he never looked the full 6'7", especially now. Currently I think he looks 6'5"-6'6" range as was going to challenge this if I found him listed at 6'7", so once again at 6'5.5" now I think Rob is absoutely spot on. Must have been 6'6.5" peak.
Toby said on 25/Apr/11
Pigeonholed in authoritarian roles because of his huge height.
Aguz said on 21/Apr/11
In Knight Rider there is a chapter where Cromwell is faced with Hasselhoof (wearing his boots), and Cromwell still towers "Michael" by 0.5 inch. Solid 200 cm for him in his prime.
Katherine said on 22/Feb/11
My father grew up down the street from him and has always claimed that Jamie and his brother were 6'6" or 6'7". Truth is, I'd always thought he was exaggerating because he is himself quite short but it appears that could be right.
Anonymous said on 26/Dec/10
Never 6'7. was always 6'6-6'6 1/2. maybe lost a half inch or inch but no more. His son is like 6'8. there are some pics of them on Google and his son is almost 2 inches taller. So at this point in time James Cromwell is 6'6 max. He was 6'6.5 if lucky when younger. hes just always around shorter actors (like Murder by Death in 1976 with 5'5 Peter Falk, 5'9ish James Coco and 5'11ish David Niven) so rob has him right.
guyfrommars said on 13/Dec/10
He looks 6'6" or taller next to Jonathan Frakes in Star Trek: First Contact. Frakes himself is quite a big guy at 6'4". He used to tower over everyone in The Next Generation (except Michael Dorn), and Cromwell had a nice advantage over him. 6'6.5" in his prime.
James said on 18/Jun/09
Defenintly a weak 6'7. I think at peak he was in the 6'6-6'6.5 range defnintly no taller.
Anonymou says on 1/Jun/09 said on 1/Jun/09
OK,He is a pretty tall guy but i think 6,7 is too high even for him,i think 6,5 is more accurate for him.
Big King said on 31/May/09
Well, in Babe he doesn't seem tall anyway. When I read 6'7" I was totally shocked. It even surprizes me that he's slightly above 6'6" nowadays. If I wouldn't know James's height, I would estimate him a legit 6'4".
Mathew said on 31/May/09
James Cromwell is taller than Tim Robbins.
Alex says on 30/Apr/09 said on 30/Apr/09
Who do you think is taller Tim Robbins or James Cromwell? I think they are very close in height (maybe Tim is 1 inch taller than James) but it is my opinion and i wanna know what you think.
yoyo said on 30/Apr/09
Big King you were right. Old James was a strong 6ft6 now. Even 6ft6.5 Penn Jillette as much bigger size could maybe look just as tall as him..
Big King said on 27/Apr/09
Cromwell could hit 6'7" out of bed. and a strong 6'6" in the afternoon.
yoyo said on 14/Apr/09
i bet his a strong 6ft6(198cm). 6ft5.5 at night and 6ft6 in morning. on a good day his 6ft6.5 to me.
Rusty said on 30/Mar/09
In W. he gave more of a 6'4" look.
yoyo said on 27/Mar/09
his a barefoot 198 tall..
Hugh said on 10/Feb/09
At times he could look closer to 6ft8. I'd say he was closer to 6ft6 though. Maybe 6ft7 when he was in his 20's perhaps.
yoyo said on 25/Jan/09
friendly old guy cromwell is still 6ft6. no doubt 6ft5.5 to me.
Chaco said on 12/Jan/09
I chatted him up on the set of The Longest Yard a few years back. I'm about 6' in slippers and he towered over me. Gotta' be at least 6'6" or taller. A nice fellow, by the way.
Hugh said on 10/Jan/09
Not a very imposing 6ft7 man.
yoyo said on 9/Jan/09
his older nowadays. His def at least 198cm lowest and def taller than 6ft5 guys Ryan Stile, Vince Vaughn and Thomas Ian Griffin..
yoyo said on 3/Jan/09
i notice his still huge. Def 199 to 200cm. Looks over an inch taller than 195ish Vince Vaughn .
adam said on 21/Dec/08
Around 6-7 peak and not very well-proportioned for his height.
Spence said on 6/Dec/08
Jonathan Frakes is 6ft4 how can james cromwell be 6ft7 to you? At least a mark of 7ft2 were had that '1 head' taller than frakes.. George..Please calculate the length of a tall men head.. or at least just estimate it were do..
George said on 5/Dec/08
Cromwell is at least six seven. If you watch the Star Trek movie First Contact, Cromwell is a head taller than Jonathan Frakes and Frakes is six four....
Spence said on 5/Dec/08
james cromwell is still at 6ft6.5 i guess. i have watch many of his film and obviously notice his a really huge guy in hollywood that we seldom seem.. 6ft7 at peak was correct.. last i guess he might be still about 200cm barefoot nowadays..
Ange said on 13/Oct/08
That dude is 6'6 now, and maybe 6'7 peak. He needs to "come correct". He beat everyone and then some on Six Feet Under and is constantly shown seated when acting with a bunch of other people.
Big King said on 16/Sep/08
No way he is under 6'6" today! He was at least 6'7" in his prime!
Big King said on 4/Sep/08
James is also one of these actors who have troubles admiting their real height. So he's downgrading it. Today, James might be 6'6 1/2".
King said on 29/Aug/08
I know that 6'7" sounds terrible for James but it could be his real height. He appeared to be huge anyway. (Now as an evidence, Rob, I'm writing under the same username the whole time. That's why I would be glad if you would unblock my IP.)
thomas said on 7/Aug/08
cromwell was 6.7 and get down to 6.5 he said it
Mr. R said on 2/Aug/08
I usually see him at the Screen Actors' Guild meetings, and he seems closer to 6-5.
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/08
He looks at least 6'7 in this pic with Glenn. Otherwise Glenn must be 5'7" for Mr Cromwell to be 6'5.5". Come on put him at 6'7".
Gonzalo said on 23/Jun/08
Is it Channing Frye, James?
glenn said on 5/Jun/08
i would imagine so.i cant think of the others.dolph lugren is one.george romero...
Jordan said on 4/Jun/08
Glenn is cromwell in your top 5 tallest celebs that you have met in your life ?
RAZOR said on 25/May/08
LOL! His peak height can't be 6'6 1/2" if he's still at 6'7". He is still that tall, I can swear it, I saw the longest yard and there he seemed to be over a head taller than Adam Sandler!
Yaspaa said on 17/Apr/08
Your right,James' posture isn't as good either.
glenn said on 15/Apr/08
yaspaa-ill look at it.thanks.
Yaspaa said on 15/Apr/08
Here is James with the supposed 6'4 Jonathan Frakes. Click Here
Yaspaa said on 15/Apr/08
Pictured with 6'2.75 Lieb Schreiber Click Here
Yaspaa said on 15/Apr/08
Glenn,if you go to Jonathan Frakes I've posted a pic of him with James Cromwell and he makes him look like a little boy.
glenn said on 15/Apr/08
damn.thats very tall.
Yaspaa said on 14/Apr/08
James and Runkus....what nuggets you are. Rob is pictured with a great many celebs and 6'5.5 refers to James's height now,provide some pictorial proof instead of insulting platitudes.
Yaspaa said on 14/Apr/08
Still a very big dude. Click Here
BC88 said on 12/Apr/08
Cromwell may not want to admit it but he is 6' 7".
glenn said on 10/Apr/08
rob-you ever run into celebs or semi celebs in the street ever?

[Editor Rob: not many. I've seen more sports celebs at the airport like soccer players etc.]
glenn said on 9/Apr/08
if your into those genres,cons are excellent.im a horror fanatic,but cant stand lines and morons.lots of great,sometimes or alot times rare names at cons.im glad in got mark when he was easy and signing in the street,hotel or at his apartment for free.heard he doesnt do anything now without a hefty price.
glenn said on 8/Apr/08
conventions are for washups and amatures that attend.and alot of morons too.nothing against rob.he knows i hate them.
glenn said on 4/Apr/08
those arnt real celebrities at conventions.small time actors.when a once a list name like val kimer does conventions,then thats considered the bottom of the barrel.and then now they are b-list.not too mention the hordes of c or d list names there.not just my opinion.but fact.if you want my opinion,coventions and convention names are garbage.anybody can go to one.they are really good for cleaning up on good horror names or rare names that left the spotlight long ago though.
Yaspaa said on 4/Apr/08
Significantly taller than Jonathan Frakes in 'First Contact' and waaaaaay taller than Clint Eastwood in 'Space Cowboys'. I never doubted he was under 6'6,than pic with Goran Visnjic is a good indication.He could have lost some height by now however.
Runkus said on 31/Mar/08
Anonymous King, you are right! James looks almost a foot taller than Glenn on this photo. I also don't think that Cromwell is under 200cm, I would give him 201cm (6'7 1/4"). I also don't know why Rob won't change his height, he's definitely taller than 6'5 1/2". We all know that Rob is a pessimistic about human heights.
Anonymous KinG said on 29/Mar/08
this old men is huge.. hes no way just 197.. saw him in reality that his about nearly 200cm tall.. his at least 198 or 199.. trust me.
glenn said on 19/Mar/08
from the distance i thought the guy was 6-4.then when i got up close to take the pic,he seemed 6-5.when i looked at the image on my camera,i was like whoa,i have to ask him.he said "im nearly 6-7".i agree he give more a 6-5 impression.
sam said on 13/Mar/08
it is kind of odd to see someone like that height at that age, i agree, a little spooky somehow...
Ras said on 3/Mar/08
He looks 6'5 flats, dunno why he was upgraded by half an inch when he doesn't look it!
Runino said on 29/Feb/08
Also 6'6" is wrong, Jake. Look at this picture exactly. Cromwell is nearly a foot taller than Glenn, I mean, one inch under a foot taller.
Jake Is Back said on 28/Feb/08
Looks about 6'6" with Glenn.
Runino said on 28/Feb/08
6'5.5" is a damn fake. James still looks 6'7" or a snitch under, so 6'6 3/4".
glenn said on 31/Jan/08
i not mad at all.i agree with you to a point.
brother_h said on 31/Jan/08
hmmm i thought he was 6'4. coz bob sapp on longest yard, when they were in the locker rooms getting ready for the game. bob sapp slightly taller than him. well barley, he didnt have a head, he was like looking down on him and cromwell was looking up when he came by him.

i really wanted to see cromwell next to Dalip sigh coz hes a big dude.

damn 6'5 and old 0_0 creepy
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/08
::shrug:: I don't know... I just don't see him being a foot taller than you in that picture. I've seen basketball pictures where a 7' center is standing next to a team mate that is 6' or 6'1", and the shorter guy comes up to only the shoulders of the taller guy. Sorry if I made you mad.
glenn said on 27/Jan/08
you know,its not that crazy.6-4 was my initial reaction.then i asked him as i noticed i was wrong.he said "im nearly 6-7".
Anonymous said on 26/Jan/08
My guess is that Cromwell is 6-4 to 6-4 1/2 and both look to be standing with good posture. If a 6-0 man were standing in Glenn's space the tip of his head would probably be the same as Cromwell's eye level. It's more likely true than not that his eye level is about 4 or 4 1/2 inches from the top of his head.
Yaspaa said on 21/Jan/08
Excellent pic anonymous,an easy 6'6" there.
Sebi12 said on 19/Jan/08
When I first saw Babe I didn't recognize that Cromwell is tall anyway but in many websites he looks tall enough so I could say he is a snitch under 6'7". I'd give him 6'6 3/4" (exactly 2 metres). He really looks that tall.
Anonymous said on 15/Dec/07
This guy can't be under 6'6". Look at this pic with Visnjic on ER. Visnjic is at least 192cm and his eyes are barely over James Cromwell' mouth. He was 61 years old. I'm pretty sure he's still near 2 meters
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boy_kenji said on 10/Dec/07
no way cromwell is 196cm tall.. must be something wrong there?? honestly he may shrunk abit in height as his prime at 6ft6-3/4, but he still looks a good 6ft6 now.. haha.. 196 make me laugh.. im a solid 194 barefoot, if cromwell is lower 6ft6 i think i might be 6ft3 at most and alot of celebs might be shrink down.. even Glenn would be only 170ish.. this respective folks is at least 198cm(6ft6).. Editor ROB got to do something with it!! 90% agree his at least 6ft6!!
Adam Brennon said on 6/Dec/07
He's taller than Frakes in First Contact.
blink 198 said on 3/Dec/07
not a very good posture above.. we can't see lower body , so to tell everyone that this folks is always 6ft5 who believe it most? no way.. he always stand out half a head or more taller than most co-star he film with.. at his prime is 6ft6-3/4 ,now is at least 6ft6(198 or 199).. i saw him in real once in my life time in hollywood.. his really huge.. im a barefoot 6ft2.5 and he is at least about 4in over me..
tennebesky said on 24/Nov/07
pics above is a trick.. glenn stand a good posture but cromwell not.. we cant see shoe lift of them.. so please.. mr cromwell is 6ft6 not 6ft5.. watch his movie he stand and prove to everyone obviously..6ft6 end of tales..
brother_h said on 24/Nov/07
Damn tall old people scare me.
Kian112, that pic is at his peak height. so he is 6'7 in that pic.
he likley 6'5-6'4 now, watch the longest yard and when their in the changing room getting ready for the game, try to look at bob sapp compared to cromwell.
i saw cromwell look at him eyeing upwards at sapp, but when you see sapps eyes, he is also looking up and hes 6'5.
Kianban112 said on 22/Nov/07
That's nonsense. Cromwell looks 6'7" on this photo as he is listed on many websites.
Austrian said on 28/Oct/07
i think hes still in the 2 meter range
Gonzalo said on 18/Sep/07
I saw The green mile yesterday. I was shocked by how tall David Morse looked next Tom Hanks. At least 10 cms taller. Then Cromwell stood next to Morse and he looked clearly taller, about five cms. If Morse is 193 Cromwell was at the time of that fil around 198
patrick said on 6/Aug/07
his huge... if judge from pic on top 173ish glenn beside mr.cromwell do looks only 196cm tall.. but may not be a good posture mr.cromwell standing.. glenn always stand a good straight posture beside celebs pics taken.. i would say james Cromwell is a huge folks celebs who stand tall at 198cm(6ft6)with a straight standing posture..
Mr. T said on 12/Jul/07
Funny how he and Morse were dwarfed by Duncan in The Green Mile.
glenn said on 1/Jul/07
he told me himself;im nearly 6-7.
Anonymous said on 26/Jun/07
With Glenn he appears to be 6'4 1/2", however, he may be slouching.
Mr. R said on 14/Jun/07
I see him at the SAG meetings several times a year. I would say closer to 6-5 at this point. He also has a limp, which I don't see on screen.
Alex V. said on 12/Jun/07
I agree that 1m97 (6 ft 5.5 in) is his right height. James looks 2 cm taller than Robbins with Gleen.
Mike said on 26/May/07
I would say he is more 6ft 6 even now. Kiefer sutherland is below his chin on 24.
wam vam said on 1/May/07
pics above glenn stands a better posture.. james cromwell was like 197cm(6ft5max)sounds better .. hes younger time might be 198~200cm..
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/07
He dwarfs Glenn in that photo. I don't doubt 6'7'' or therabouts in his prime. His height appears to have been a problen for him getting into acting so he was hardly likely to sneak on an inch or two. As he is well into middle age now may have lost a little height I guess but still looks 6'6'' or so from photo above.
Arjun said on 26/Mar/07
Looked tall in the Longest Yard. Towered ~5'10" Sandler by 7 or more inches. Definitely still 6'5" or a tad more.
However, that movie was full of tall guys (many guys were above 6', Sandler and Chris Rock looked rather short although they are technically average at 5'10"), and there were guys even taller than Cromwell, Kevin Nash and Dalip Singh.
Cheers,
Arjun
Misha said on 12/Mar/07
Regarding K"r"ahp's comment, yes, pure "govno" (consult a Russian slang book).
Viper said on 12/Mar/07
Funny thing is Sapp doesnt even look as tall as 6-4 Derek. I remember Jason linking vidcaps of him fighting a listed 6-3 guy and Sapp was the same height or marginally shorter.
phil said on 12/Mar/07
I'm watching a CNBC TV interview as I write this with James Cromwell. The interviewer refered to him as 6'5" and Cromwell agreed. 'nough said!
glenn said on 11/Mar/07
dont even post khraps comments.
Derek said on 11/Mar/07
Sapp was measured at 6'4 3/8", which is essentially 6'4 1/2". Cromwell had him by 2 inches easily.
Viper said on 11/Mar/07
Dave, stop upgrading people. Sapp is no 6-5.
Viper said on 10/Mar/07
Sapp is around 6-3. Makes sense.
Derek said on 10/Mar/07
brother_h- Sapp was not taller than Cromwell in The Longest Yard. He was at least 2 inches shorter.
Viper said on 9/Mar/07
I doubt Cromwell has shrunk that much. Maybe a half an inch to an inch. Maybe not at all.
Scarlet said on 9/Mar/07
That man is a true giant. In LA Confidential he made everyone look short.
brother_h said on 9/Mar/07
the old guy is 6'4, 6'7 at his peak, same thing had to of happend to hogan too, hogan was as tall as that guy from that music video "ridin dirty" by chamillionare(or w/e)
bob sapp is 6'5 and is taller than this old guy
asfasf said on 9/Mar/07
is a bit much 6'7 for me. but 6'4.5 or 6'5 sound good
Gramps said on 9/Mar/07
Editor Rob presented this quote: "Just put 6 feet 6...It's a little more than that, but 6 feet 7 inches sounds terrible." I think this admission definitely puts him at 6'7". He is grudgingly admitting to 6'7" but wants to be listed as 6'6" because it sounds more like a "normal" guy who is quite tall. I think cowboy actor Clint Walker was in the same predicament: he looked 6'7" but wanted to be listed at 6'6". I think non-athletes taller than 6'6" can easily be labeled as freaks, as opposed to just being tall, manly types!
Gramps said on 9/Mar/07
Cromwell definitely looks 6'7" in his early work. Perhaps and inch shorter today at age 67. Here are two shots with the 5'6" Martin Sheen. Even leaning over in the scene from "West Wing" he looks a foot taller (if you take away Sheen's hair).
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Mike said on 8/Mar/07
Cromwell looks at least 6'5 with the Glenn pic,Look at Glenn's hair, then Cromwell's...big difference too bad on 24 they dont put James and Keifer side by side b/c Keifer is like 1 inch taller then Glenn barely that would look funny, i even noticed Cromwell isnt even doing a military/sly posture...he could look another inch taller in this pic
lillo thomas said on 8/Mar/07
i agree looks easily 6´5 in the pic.
Robert said on 8/Mar/07
Yes, this guy is really a 6-5. He towers over everyone.
footballed28 said on 7/Mar/07
he is 9 inches taller judging by the picture.....and the picture was taken at night in which Glenn is really only marginally taller than 5'7....so I will bet Cromwell is not even a full 6'5 now....I hope I make sense
Viper said on 7/Mar/07
Hes looking 6-5 to me in the picture.
Jake said on 7/Mar/07
Looks to be a solid 6'5.5" next to Glenn.
Anshelm said on 7/Mar/07
Well, I'd say on average the human head makes up about 13.8 % of total height (elsewhere I've seen said that the human body is 7 to 7½ heads tall, which fits in nicely with my estimate), so about 27 cm would be a good guess with Mr. Cromwell's stature. But he's not (quite) a full head taller there.

The 1/8 (or 12.5 %) ratio given in artistic manuals is inaccurate BTW – they use it because it's more manageable than the right one.
J-Dog said on 7/Mar/07
Anyone who says that he looks anything less than 6'5" nowadays must be delusional or trying to downsize everyone like some do.
Elio said on 7/Mar/07
A full head taller than 5'8" glenn.

Surely his head must be at least 10 inches?

5'8" + 10" = 6'6"
Alex said on 7/Mar/07
He looks around 9 inches taller than Glenn. 6'5 seems accurate but may have once been 6'7.
Gonzalo said on 7/Mar/07
Hi, Halb. I have seen Murder by death. It is an excellent movie, very funny. And yes, James Cromwell is there. He had a head over David Niven, and Niven was around 5`11 at that time
Gonzalo said on 7/Mar/07
Cromwell said almost 6´7 and there is no problem for me to believe it. I have always seen him as a huge man. In the pic with Glenn he looks at least 6`5. He must be the tallest actor nowadays
Anthony said on 6/Mar/07
Looks no less than 6'5 with Glenn, possibly a bit over. He was a full 6'7 at his peak. He's never been in a position where it was necessary to add inches to his height. In fact, he might have downgraded himself at times.
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
defenely no less than 6'5 nowadays or 6'5.25
Antin said on 6/Mar/07
On foto looks 6'4"-6'4.5"
The Horse of FUNK said on 6/Mar/07
Definitely 6'6" - 6'7". How 'bout 6'6.5"? I mean come on, 6'5.5"? He's gotta be nearly 6'7". It's what he claims and when you're that big there is no point in BSing about your height. Not like he's some 5'9.5" guy fighting for every millimeter.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/07
Honestly if you take Glen's 5'8 measurement and add on the inches that Cromwell has on Glen, then 6'6 looks like the truth.
D. Ray Morton said on 6/Mar/07
One of the best. "Reciprocity, Mr. Hudgens, is the key to every relationship." Always loved that line.

Looks 6'6"+.
misha said on 6/Mar/07
Glenn, this guy is a redwood! Even at the center of his eyes he's at least six-one with an easy six inches to go because he has a long head. I think he's been embarrassed about his height so much that he understates it. Also note how relaxed his stance is. I would believe a solid 6'6", perhaps even more.
Viper said on 6/Mar/07
Cromwell is looking a good deal taller than Glenn with Tim Robbins.
patrick said on 6/Mar/07
LOOK AT HIM NEXT TO Glenn who is not a "garden dwarf" !
People, to look that tall, need to really be VERY TALL. People are often amazed when meeting men seen on movies or TV. "i didn't know he was so tall" is frequently heard. Thus, to appears as tall as he does in many movies and on that picture, M.Cromwell needs to be so! Was 6'7 and maybe 6'5,5 now; not less;
Austrian said on 6/Mar/07
hes definately a 2 meters guy in my opinion
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
he told me "im almost 6-7".i originally saw 6-4,6-5.until i looked at the pic on my digital.i had to ask.
glenn said on 6/Mar/07
thanks rob.makes for good conversation.
Derek said on 5/Mar/07
If Cromwell is 6'5", then Adam Sandler needs to be brought down to 5'8" because he had a head on Adam in The Longest Yard.
glenn said on 5/Mar/07
this should be the next pic up rob,what do you think?

[Editor Rob: ok sure, I will make cromwell tommorrow's pic]
Halb said on 4/Mar/07
He is in a film caled Murder By Death. Is a good film, anybody seen it? It's early 80's, prolly still at peak.
AAAA said on 4/Mar/07
Just watched space cowboys, and this man is huge!!! He made eastwood look small and East wood still looked to be about 6'2.5 or 6'3. I think he was an honest 6'7 in his youth and now is a little under 6'6. He is still a mountain
Wiggos said on 28/Feb/07
I have discovered this website. It is fascinating. I would have said James Cromwell was about 3" shorter than Tim Robbins.
schnitzelferk said on 5/Feb/07
In some scenes in the green mile he doesnt look that much taller than david morse whos 6'4", and in the barbeque scene next to tom hanks he doesnt look 7" taller, thats a massive difference we're talking about, and no way is he 7" than hanks, he is tall, no doubt about that, but 6'7"?...Nah.

As soon as people hit 6'5"+ they always look really tall, if you got some random joe who isnt interested in height assess a 6'5" guy, they could easily be described as 7ft, heck my uncle is 6'7" legit, 6'8" in shoes and he got "are you 7ft?" questions all the time.

Once you hit 6'5" people start adding inches to you, because the larger the difference, the more difficult to estimate.

A 5'10" guy can never get away with 5'11"-6'0" because most other people are that height, and theyl be caught out.

Get a 6'7" guy standing around 5'10-6ft guys and they could EASILY get away with 6'8"

This guy personally is around 6'6" max in his prime, 6'5" now.
Gonzalo said on 29/Jan/07
Very, very tall. Near 2 meters. If he says a little bit more than 6`6 there is no reason to think something different. He looks that tall
Glenn said on 28/Jan/07
Got him 2 weeks ago.he told me he is nearly 6-7.
MHouillon said on 27/Jan/07
WAS 200cm, IS 197cm.
dmeyer said on 26/Jan/07
to me he looks steel 6'5.5 at least
dmeyer said on 31/Dec/06
stel looks 6'6.5 199 cm or 6'6.25 at the shortest 6'6 he3 has 3 to 3.5 inches on freemanprobably 6'7 in he 20s and 6'6 now but not as short as 6 ft5
Derek said on 5/Dec/06
He had almost a head on Adam Sandler in The Longest Yard. I figure somewhere around 6'7".
chicoflaco said on 3/Dec/06
I met James Cromwell in the summer and chatted with him for 5 minutes. In his shoes he was a solid 6'6", no question about it. We shook hands and he also has some of the biggest freaky hands too.
Jordan said on 19/Sep/06
He was taller then bob sapp in longest yard by 1.5, and sap was wearing cleats, so if bob sapp is a legit 6'4 then would that make james 6'5.5 still at this age is the question.
kene6ft3 said on 16/Sep/06
his a 6ft5max!! 197cm no wrong!!
Editor Rob said on 9/Sep/06
Found him giving a quote in Frederick Post, 2001, on being asked about his height he says:
"Just put 6 feet 6...It's a little more than that, but 6 feet 7 inches sounds terrible"
weekly said on 2/Sep/06
In MASH he looked to me as 6'5
nate said on 28/Aug/06
james cromwell is an active PETA member since his movie babe. My twin brother talked to him at a PETA conventionis said that Cromwell was only an inch taller than his 6'3. Ergo, 6'6 is WAAAY TOO HIGH. Cromwell is 6'4 even according to my bro. In any case, 6'6 is much too high.

[Editor Rob: he has, I think shrunk in the last few years. Remember him in E.R a few years with that Croatian actor, wasn't he taller?]
andy said on 16/Jul/06
cantstop25: remember you're talking about a movie he made at aroung 64-65 so he may have lost some from his peak, plus also the angles may have been chosen to so as not to reduce the visual impact of sapp's character
6\'5 project dude said on 15/Jul/06
he's 6'4, i saw at the longest yard premiere that igot invited to, looked an inch under me

[Editor Rob: he does look to have lost some height, I remember in ER beside Goran he looked still over that mark]
MOF said on 4/Jun/06
Cromwell looked 5 inches taller than 6'4 Jonathan Frakes in First Contact.
Anthony said on 2/Jun/06
I still think Cromwell is a solid 6'7, maybe he's lost a little now that he's older, but still, when he was youger he was definitely 6'7 IMO. He's also quite slim, which could make him appear taller than he really is.
kenneth pz said on 20/Apr/06
he do looks taller than david morse (6ft4-1.92m) in the green mile, but only like about 2,3cm witch is like 1.95m(6ft5) tall.. its comfirm by it.. any people don believe pls watch this movie again.. therefore he is 1.95m by cfm.

[Editor Rob: in longest yard I think he might have lost a cm or 2]
Gonzalo said on 6/Apr/06
He is huge. He is at least 6`6. He was taller than David Morse in The green mile. And David Morse is 6`4.
Frank2 said on 1/Apr/06
Cromwell is so tall that when I met him I came up to about his mouth level and I'm 5'11"! The guy is probably one of the tallest if not the tallest actor working today. I'd place him at 6'6" without hesitation.
sf said on 1/Apr/06
Saw Cromwell on MASH tonight, standing next to Mike Farrell who was supposed to be 6'3", which I believe, in the late 70's. Cromwell was taller by at least 2 inches, so I have no problem believing he was 6'6".
Georgie said on 30/Mar/06
James Cromwell is probably 6'5 3/4"
Ball-A-Hallic said on 25/Sep/05
Yea I heard he was like 6'7 but in The Longest Yard he looks like hes 6'5.5 maybe 6'6 n next 2 Sandler he towers him.
Bleemo said on 27/Aug/05
First pic has him at about 7 inches taller then James woods who is reasonably tall himself about 5ft11 I'd say these days.

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/0352-fil/Events/0352-fil/devitoda.nny?path=pgallery&path_key=Cromwell,%20James%20(I)

An hilarious attempt to help out dimunitve Brian Cox, notice the blatant camera tilt and lean in.

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/3175/Events/3175/BrianCoxan_AmyG_5186971_400.jpg?path=pgallery&path_key=Cromwell,%20James%20(I)

Just a funny pic, Devito looks like a real diddy man here....

http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/0352-fil/Events/0352-fil/devitoda.nny?path=pgallery&path_key=Cromwell,%20James%20(I)

Whate a large human being!!!
CoolJ said on 11/Aug/05
http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/paramount_pictures/the_sum_of_all_fears/_group_photos/bruce_mcgill10.jpg

Towers over Freeman.. Definitely a 6'5"+ guy.

cantstop25 said on 17/Jun/05
I never doubted the 6'6"+ height listing until I saw the longest yard the other day. WHen he was in the locker room for that one scene he looked to be only .5"-1" taller then bob sapp who gets listed at 6'5"-6'7" which was always believable until he said in an interview that he was only really 6'3.5".

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