How tall is James Cromwell

James Cromwell's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 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.

How tall is James Cromwell
James and Cheech Marin in 2003
Photo by Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

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."

How tall is James Cromwell
Penelope Ann Miller (3in heels) and James in 2012
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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

How tall is James Cromwell
Michel Hazanavicius, Berenice Bejo, Penelope Ann Miller, Jean Dujardin, Missi Pyle and James
Photo by Andrew Evans / PR Photos
I’m a character actor. Nobody’s ever seemed to think of me as a leading man. I’m 6’6”. I’ve got a big nose. I’m gangly. I’ve got crooked teeth. That’s certainly not Brad Pitt. I’m still around and alive, so if they need older guys, I guess they’re thinking of me.
-- Interview Magazine, 2013

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Average Guess (64 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 6.65in (199.8cm)
Current: 6ft 5.38in (196.6cm)
Canson said on 27/Sep/23
@Rampage: he could still pass for 6’6.5 in Green Mile to be honest
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/23
Could he be struggling with 6ft5 now, Rob?
Editor Rob
In photos, he is sometimes looking nearer 6ft 4 at times.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/23
Popped up in an episode of Three's Company and legitimately made John Ritter look short....could pass for the full 6ft7 there
Canson said on 15/Sep/23
He was still 6’6+ in Green mile next to Morse and MCD. Edged both very handily. Today it’s hard to tell. He can look 6’4 at times but may be 6’4.5.
James B 172cm said on 14/Sep/23
In 2000 no way Cromwell was under 6ft6 flat.
James B 172cm said on 14/Sep/23
Arch-Clint is probably standing on a small box or something with Cromwell. Remember clint was made to look taller with Liam Neeson.

In 2000 I would have said clint was possibly 6’2 flat?
Arch Stanton said on 9/Sep/23
I always had a big crush on Penelope Ann Miller in Kindergarten Cop! She looks lovely in the blue dress! James was further up the slope than Eastwood in Pink Cadillac so not easy to accurately gauge the diff at the time, it had to have been a good 3 inches I'd have thought. Looks about 3 inches here with Eastwood later in Space Cowboys in 2000, by which time Clint was supposed to have lost an inch! Click Here
Canson said on 4/Sep/23
Peak height looks correct. Looks 6’4 range today
Darksol64 said on 4/Sep/23
This guy appeared on Three's Company on an episode or two (aged early 40s at the time) and looked near-giant height next to 5'11 Riter and especially the rest of the cast shorter than 5'11.

I'd say no doubt he was strong 6'6 there, nearing 6'7.
Hong said on 3/Sep/23
Click Here looks his listed height with 6ft 8 Richard Moll.
Alex 6'0 said on 6/May/23
Looked 6'6.5 with 6'8 Richard moll
Emil said on 1/Apr/23
I'm struggling to see 6'5" these days. It's not at all unlikely he's lost almost 2 inches given his age and tall height
400R said on 2/Mar/23
I’m just a little shocked that 5’5 Cheech doesn’t look that small next to him.
Andrey200 said on 8/Dec/22
@Avi and Canson: Cromwell at 197 range would put Michael Clarke Duncan and David Morse at 191 range at most, which they always looked taller than. Elsewhere, Cromwell did not ever look shorter than 199 range at his peak height.
Canson said on 7/Dec/22
@Avi: he was still 6’6 when he filmed green mile. Remember MCD and David Morse were both in that movie and he had a distinct height difference on both of them. He couldn’t have been under 6’6 peak height
Andrey200 said on 6/Dec/22
Cromwell was not under 199 centimetres at his peak
avi said on 4/Dec/22
@Canson said on 13/Sep/22

He definitely wasn't far from 6'6
But he was in his prime on three's company. Next to 5'11 riter looked 6-6?5 inches tops
Puts him at 6'5.5

I think 6'6.5 listing is too much

6'5.75 peak may be better
Canson said on 13/Sep/22
@Avi: Cromwell was likely what he was listed here in his prime. He was at least 6’6”. He was a good couple inches taller than David Morse in Green Mile and he edged MCD the same way
avi said on 21/Jul/22
Look at this images search for John Ritter and Cromwell

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It looks like 5.5-6 inches maybe difference?

Assume Ritter was 5'11 (can be argued a weak 5'11 guy at times but sometimes looks over it)
Cromwell can't be 6'6 let alone 6'6.5

This is from three's company episode from 1977 or 1978 so Cromwell at peak

Looks 6'5 range peak
Nik Ashton said on 1/Jul/22
@ Matt6'4.5 - Yes, the average for his age can probably be found hidden in his current height!
Matt6'4.5 said on 30/Jun/22
Still one of the tallest 82yr old men I’m aware of!
James B 172cm said on 29/Jun/22
Rob do you think he was still 6’6 when he starred in the Queen?
Editor Rob

Maybe still about that mark then…would have lost a bit from over 6ft 6 peak
Canson said on 21/Jun/22
@Editor Rob: I struggle now to see 6’4 let alone 6’5”. I wonder if his peak wasn’t just 6’6.25 at his afternoon height and he’s lost a couple inches or more. But maybe that’s his posture.
Editor Rob
In some photos like this I think he's dropping height in legs...but in footage on shows, I can see how recently he's started looking 6ft 4-5 zone.
Canson said on 19/Jun/22
Has he really lost over 2” today at 82 years old? He doesn’t look 6’5 I will say that much and at times 6’4 looks suspect
Editor Rob
Could be at an age where 2 inches lost is becoming likely.
Robbe said on 21/May/22
Looks actually only 6'3.5 with Robbins.

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Must be the angle/posture. James can't be that short. If he really is, im chocked 😲
joec192.5 said on 20/May/22
Anyone wanna take a crack at his height in spiderman 3 (2007)?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Apr/22
I watched the extras from AHS Asylum and observed as James talked very intelligently about the hellish subject matter.

From The Little House on the Prairie through to The Green Mile and AHS Asylum! That’s some recommendation….

Peak height: 6ft6.5 and today: 6ft5.
Alex 6'0 said on 16/Apr/22
Peak 6'6.25-6'6.5
Canson said on 21/Mar/22
@Jdubbz: yea I doubt 6’4 flat back then but 6’5 looks doubtful in the pics today at least. But of course they’re terrible pics. Cromwell at 83 with Robbins May be down 2” though. Wouldn’t completely surprise me if he’s 6’4 plus range now in 2022
Jdubbz 198.8cm said on 18/Mar/22
@Canson and Christian

If anything, he’s looking 6’4 range in the pictures with Nicholas Braun and Tim Robbins. Maybe even 6’4 flat. I’m doubtful he’s that short in reality, since a 2.5” loss seems a bit excessive for a guy who (was) in his late 70s at the time the pictures were taken. It’s not impossible though. Like Andrea said, it’s difficult to tell without seeing whole body photos showing footwear, sloping in the ground, etc.

This is a good reminder that very tall guys in particular need to pay attention to back and spine health, especially as we age. Obviously everybody does, but we seem to be more susceptible to those problems.
ChristianPerkins said on 17/Mar/22
Canson said on 16/Mar/22
@Christian: yea he’s lost a lot from his Green Mile days in the early 2000s. Unless he just has the worse posture we’ve seen, I’m not seeing how he’s 6’5 next to Robbins today. Also, we can’t rule out height loss for Robbins just yet. I doubt he’s lost anything noticeable but I’m also not sure Robbins was any taller than Rob lists him here at his peak height
Andrea said on 15/Mar/22
Yeah, the 2011 pic is quite poor. Not only we don't know about the ground, but more importantly James has some decent camera advantage over Tim there, so it's pretty much impossible to tell how much taller he really was back then, if he was. In the newer pic he CLEARLY looks shorter than Tim... how much of that could be due to poor posture I'm not sure as I don't think he's standing bad at all with him, but I certainly have a hard time believing he could even be as tall as him, let alone taller! But who knows, maybe James is barefoot and Tim in cowboy boots 😛
ChristianPerkins said on 15/Mar/22
But to be fair, we couldn't see their shoes in the 2017 pic either.

The Cromwell/Robbins pic was in 2017 (which made Cromwell 77 at the time), so you can just imagine how much more he lost today at 82.
Jtm said on 15/Mar/22
I always thought that picture with Robbins in 2011 was overrated. We dont’t see their feet and maybe he had the ground advantage.Maybe he was 6’5 back then but at 82 I doubt he’s over 6’4. That makes sense for someone that was 6’6 maybe even 6’7 peak.
Canson said on 15/Mar/22
@Christian: yea very odd. He may not have been quite at his peak but he still looked 6’6 there at least and I don’t rule out close to the peak. Today he doesn’t even look 6’5 in a couple photos. I think Rob is giving him the benefit of the doubt with his listing
ChristianPerkins said on 14/Mar/22
Which is weird because just 11 years ago, Cromwell still seemed to be at his peak with the pic you posted.
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But now he looks under 6'5", I agree.
Tall Sam said on 14/Mar/22
He could’ve already lost a little even back in the 2011 shot with Robbins.
ChristianPerkins said on 13/Mar/22
For extremely tall people, the variance of the loss (whether it's the unavoidable day to day loss or the over time aging loss) is more pronounced. Combine that with if they're very heavy, and it's even more. Another factor is if they have acromegaly, in which the bone structure is larger and thicker than non-acromegaliacs, so in theory, the spinal column would be bigger as well, causing bigger disc shrinkage and therefore losing more height. Someone like Big Show for example, who checks all the boxes mentioned above, might lose an easy 2" throughout the day. And he's only 50 but may have lost over 2.5" already.
Canson said on 13/Mar/22
Holy smokes. He is looking under 6’5 here

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He is Walking with a cane. Wonder if he had a hip replacement or something of that nature

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6’5 May be generous. May be 6’4.5 now in reality
Canson said on 13/Mar/22
He looks 6’6 with Robbins back in 2011. My how the times have changed

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Canson said on 13/Mar/22
@Christian: then again, I met someone once back in 2019 I believe where someone asked how tall he was. He said 6’5 1/2” (which he very much looked. He was easily an inch taller if not 3 cm taller than me. But he said that he was 6’7-6’8 at his peak and this guy was in his 60s. My best guess is he was probably a 6’7 guy peak or perhaps just a hair under due to the high variance throughout the day and he may have measured 6’7.5 or just under at his peak in the morning. He was a heavier guy so very possible that the combination of that and the height are a given inch of not a hair over. I could see someone that size (6’7 range) losing major height later in life just like Cromwell as they were even taller than Cromwell was at his peak
Canson said on 13/Mar/22
@Christian: I was off on this one. Even with change I was leaning toward maybe Draymond Green range or your height at best 196 range. But He’s def not it with Robbins. And I’ve never had Robbins as 6’5”. I’ve always thought he was max Kobe’s height (what they’re both listed) at his peak. I wonder if he really is under 6’5” now as there is no telling if Robbins has lost height
Canson said on 13/Mar/22
Wow. I didn’t realize he had lost that much height but he looks like he’s lost some inches next to Robbins. Guess I haven’t seen much of him recently, but 6’5 is overly generous now. Guess when you’re up around 6’6-6’7 or over, it makes you susceptible to major height loss
ChristianPerkins said on 13/Mar/22
If he's as tall as 6'5" and change today, he's holding his height quite decently for a man his age and size. Losing only 1" at 82 for his size isn't too shabby.
Andrea said on 12/Mar/22
Well, he was "only" 77 in that pic with Tim apparently... 6'5 is better for sure, but still quite optimistic. More like 6'4.5 at the very most, giving him a decent benefit of the doubt that he could measure taller than he can look, IMO.
Editor Rob
Elderly people can be some of the trickier to guess, because like Ive said, how much is bad posture or simply curvature which doesn't reveal as much 'hidden' height when measured.
Andrea said on 12/Mar/22
Part of it could be posture, but he certainly looks nowhere near 6'5.5 in Succession. A guy like Nicholas Braun can really look at least 2.5 inches taller than him. Maybe he can still stand tall for a 6'4+ measurement, but no way is he 6'5.5 today.
Check him out with Tim Robbins too (in a more recent and certainly more conclusive picture than the usual one that keeps getting posted to "prove" that he is taller than Tim): Click Here
Editor Rob
Didn't realise James is now 82, he does look like he's lost more height in last 5 years.
Canson said on 16/Sep/21
@Bobby: I wouldn’t go under 199 for him in prime years (6’6 3/8 maybe) but that’s close enough where you have him. Today 6’5 and change still. I doubt 6’5 flat
Bobbyh3342 said on 14/Sep/21
6'6.25 prime outsize guys tend to drop an inch or so by their 60s today he is still 6'5 today
Robbe said on 11/Sep/21
Yeah, 6'6.5 with Moll Click Here
Ian Vector said on 10/Aug/21
I'd say he's closer to 6' 5" and five-eighths now, but definitely 6' 6.5" peak.
Canson said on 11/Jul/21
@Alex: He does look around 199 you’re right maybe even the full 6’6.5
Alex 6'0 said on 26/Jun/21
With 6'8 Moll. Hes looking solid 6'6.5 here

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Leesheff85 said on 18/May/21
Would he have an easy foot on cheech in this photo rob?
Editor Rob
close to it (assuming a bit lost in posture), his head length (looking down at camera) is a fair bit longer than Cheech's, about 2 inches longer there.
Chadvindly said on 30/Apr/21
Seems slightly taller than Robbins but not sure if it's even ground and closer to the camera.
Vincent Caleb said on 9/Apr/21
Could be like 6’5 3/8” today or around there but his list is fine.
Robbe said on 3/Apr/21
Braun must be standing on higher ground there. I struggle to believe Cromwell is only 6'4 today.

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Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 10/Mar/21
Click Here Not sure about the ground but James Cromwell look 2.5" here shorter than 6'7 Nicholas Braun.
Hyper said on 1/Mar/21
He was definitely taller than Tim Robbins in several pictures of them.

However, I was surprised a slouching Burnham beat out Cromwell, with Nicholas Braun.

I think Cromwell lost a bit more height, but he did beat out Kobe Bryant, with Michael Duncan.

Both peak and current listings are fine.
Canson said on 16/Feb/21
I think he would still edge Robbins easily. Not sure on Bo Burnham but he could be the same. Honestly, he looks closer to 6’6 in the pic above
Canson said on 30/Dec/20
He looks near both listings peak and current,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Dec/20
Yeah that's one Rob
Leesheff85 said on 29/Dec/20
Would missy Pyle be around 6ft 3 in the above photo rob? She looks huge
Editor Rob
yeah she might reach that high in heels
Hyper said on 24/Nov/20
Rob, do you think he was nearer 6'6" when he was already entering old age?

He looked visibly taller than Michael Duncan. -- Click Here

Here's Kobe Bryant with Michael Duncan, and Kobe had a camera advantage. -- Click Here

I have a hard time believing he's under 6'6.5", especially when Cromwell held very well in late age.
Editor Rob
yeah he might have still been close to 6ft 6, but today he looks under it
Canson said on 11/Nov/20
@Recapa: agreed. Maybe 196-197 max if he stands straight
recapa said on 11/Nov/20
199cm peak (he hold up extremly well next to 6ft8 moll),196cm now.
Canson said on 7/Nov/20
@Rampage: likely a bit over 6’6 peak although I’m not sure if his afternoon height was really as high as 6’6.5”.
Dream said on 21/Aug/20
Today, he looked shorter than Bo Burnham, with Nicholas Braun.

Then again, even at an old age,’he gave a taller impression than Kobe Bryant, next to Michael Duncan Clarke.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Aug/20
I think arguably a weak 6ft7 in his youth, 6ft6 in Babe/LA Confidential/Green Mile years and today still a bit over 6ft5

Definitely not shorter than 6ft6 peak
James B 172cm said on 20/Jul/20
rob how tall do you think he was by the time of the green mile?

i am thinking 6ft6 flat since he was taller than david morse
Editor Rob
I can see about 6ft 6 then, he was 60 and probably lost a decent fraction.
Jam Cherry said on 29/Jun/20
Peak might well be 2 metres !! or 200 cm now he might be 197 cm
Hong said on 3/Jun/20
Click Here Here's James squaring up to 6ft8 Richard Moll,he looks around 6ft7 ,slightly shorter than Moll,6ft6.5 is also fair enough for his peak.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/May/20
@movieguy12 For your info that James son John is legit 6'8.
movieguy12 said on 9/May/20
I've looked at photos of James and his son John. The son is a giant, noticeably taller than his very tall father.
Sandy A Cowell said on 4/Apr/20
I bet it’s not often that James finds himself the SECOND tallest member of a film/TV series cast, but in ‘ American Horror Story’ he is outdone by Amazon Eve!

Peak height - 6ft6.5
Now - 6ft5.25
Canson said on 1/Apr/20
Sam Smith said on 31/Mar/20
For some reason I want him to be 200 in his peak !

Want him to be 200 in his peak?
Sam Smith said on 31/Mar/20
For some reason I want him to be 200 in his peak !
Canson said on 9/Feb/20
@Editor Rob: also a guy who is 6’6+ peak has much better chance of losing more height
Canson said on 9/Feb/20
@Joe: I bet today he’s still 6’5 range. His peak may have been somewhere along the lines of 199ish or 198-199. But he is so lanky that he gives the impression of being taller than he is. So even if he’s 6’5 range today he still gives off 6’6+ whereas prob 6’7 or more peak
Canson said on 8/Feb/20
@Junior: I doubt he was under 6’6” peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Feb/20
James currently he could be 6ft5 range but easily over 6ft6 peak
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.
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
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.
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.
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

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 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.
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 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.
glenn said on 31/Jan/08
i not mad at all.i agree with you to a point.
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..
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.
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.
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.

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