How tall was James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini's Height

6ft ¾ in (184.8 cm)

American actor best remembered for playing Tony Soprano on HBO tv series The Sopranos. In film he appeared in True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Mexican, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Last Castle, In the Loop, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Where the Wild Things Are, Not Fade Away and Enough Said. On his resume in the 90's he had himself listed "Height: 6'2", Weight: 220 lbs"

How tall is James Gandolfini
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Average Guess (95 Votes)
6ft 0.72in (184.7cm)
Crypto139 said on 19/Sep/23
I date a guy that sort of looked like him and appeared to be around the same height/weight but he claimed 6 foot 2. Hey Rob out of curiosity where would someone that's 172cm go on someone like James (assuming my 184cm guess) Slightly above their eye level maybe? I was just above my ex's eye level for sure.
Editor Rob
Hair should look about eyebrow, and top of skull likely around middle of eyes.
194cm Leprechaun said on 27/Aug/23
He's 5'11" not 6'2".
stiggles said on 27/Aug/23
You should all listen to Jordan87 on this thread..

the fella is spot on..

J.G. was never over 6ft tall .. maybe 6ft in shoes..

but flat feet.. i'm still saying he was a tad over 5ft 11 ..

Sopranos hitlist

Bobby Bacc .. 6ft
Tony Soprano 5ft 11
Paulie G .. 5ft 7.5
Chrissy M. 5ft 7
Silvio D .. 5ft 6
A.J. 5ft 5.5
Carmela S. .. 5ft 5
Meadow S .. 5ft 3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/23
Rob, this interview from 2001 describes Jim as being 6ft2

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Unsure if it's directly from him but he did have that height on his resume
Rockaway said on 18/Apr/23
Any guesses under what Rob has him listed at are delusional. I’d personally have him at 6’1 but can see Rob’s reasoning for 3/4.
pov said on 18/Apr/23
I genuinely believe this man was a full 6”1, 185cm. He had a terrible hunchback posture which made him look shorter, he was probably 6”2 standing straight in shoes, probably why he’s listed as 6”2.

His posture makes him appear shorter than he actually was in photos. I have an uncle with the same posture, he’s clearly taller than me I’d give him 189cm, but in photos he only looks marginally taller than me, like 185/186cm, sometimes we even look the same height. Most people slouch and don’t stand their full height, but this is more than a slouch this is a hunch.

Gandolfini gets a full 6”1 for me.
Jordan87 said on 14/Apr/23

Not 5'11, but not over 6'0.
Halflifecrab said on 27/Mar/23
He looked about 184cm next to Brad Pitt.
stiggles said on 14/Mar/23
Those high set shoulders always gave the impression of him being taller.. & so many say he was over 6ft.. But in reality .. J.G. wasn;t over 5ft 11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/22
220lbs is definitely about right for a 90’s/Pre-Sopranos Gandolfini.

Easily gained 100bs+ from season 1 through to season 6
Jordan87 said on 7/Sep/22
@ rampage,

Oh Man lol .If you are so Upset ( Which clearly you are despite your little sarcasm- Your an easy one) why don't you start posting pictures rather then just replying to mine, whining? Oh...that's takes effort. Got you.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/22
Jordan87 is absolutely right, I don't like the idea of Gandolfini only being 6ft. It shatters the illusion of Tony Soprano's hulking presence. He has to be taller even if a single photo refutes it

Jordan87 said on 2/Sep/22
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Gando is more than 2" Shorter than Ben.

If this was a talent page, rather than a height page I would prop Gando up very very high.

He's 6'0, Not 6'1 or 6'1".

Earlier he was shown to be 2" shorter than a listed 6'2 Marco Battaglia, and nobody likes it for some reason. Sorry.

His posture wasn't the best, but this picture Click Here They both have good posture and last I checked Affleck wasn't 6'4 lol
Jordan87 said on 2/Sep/22
@ The Profiler

Ben is standing behind James and hunching. That's not a good picture at all.

The One I posted has them both Standing straight face to face.

As far as your Denzel Picture, You picked an odd one. Look at the other pictures in that Same Link. Yes Gando Is taller than Denzel, But Not Close to the 6'1 Obama in comparison.

Gando is not 6'1
theprofiler said on 30/Aug/22

What about that photo?
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Looks noticable taller than denzel. I wouldn't call 6'1-6'2 range is absolutely unlikely

Look at this photo:
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Doesn't look shorter than affleck, right?

I would argue he is easily over 6'0, 6'2 is definitely questionable, but as already mentioned, he had a rly bad posture, and didn't seem to stand up straight in any of his pics which make it difficult to know.
Jordan87 said on 19/Aug/22
@ Rampage

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Affleck isn't Over 6'2, not even 6'2.5.

Obama ( A True 6'1) Next to Denzel, then Gando ( A True 6'0) Next to denzel
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Just Because he was a tremendous actor and Talent, and a good man as well, doesn't mean he has to be 6'1". The Cast of the SOpranos with the exception of Furio and Bobby were all short men. As In, Not even 5'8. Paulie was maybe 5'8 ( He was older), Chris and Sil didnt break 5'7, Johhny Sac was not even 5'10, trust me.

You can take Rob's estimate to the grave with you, however he has the site I'm sure to hear debates. Think for yourself.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/22
@Jordan87: It's one photo
Jordan87 said on 17/Aug/22
@ rampage,

Oh.....You didn't like the pictured I posted, did you? Understood lol
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/22
@Jordan87: I think I'll take Rob's estimate over yours, thank you very much :)
Jordan87 said on 4/Aug/22
At Rampage,

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Marco Battaglia is listed at 6'2. Gando is not 6'1, He's 6'0".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/22
Jim was either this or the full 6ft1...Schrippa is 6ft1 or just over
Sinclair said on 20/May/22
Solid 6’0.5”, more likely 6’0.75” than 6’0.25”.
Keith 5'10 said on 17/May/22
We need a page for The Sopranos!
We have pretty much of the cast already

Weak 6'1 for Tony
Editor Rob
A couple of actors still missing from Soprano's, who I should add first.
Jordan87 said on 11/May/22
@ Dan Alvarez

6'2"?....... No
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 24/Mar/22
185 cm on the dot. 6ft ¾ is spot on, in my opinion.
Dan Alvarez said on 23/Mar/22
James was easily a 6-1 to 6-2 guy who because of his poor slumped over posture and neck stood at 6 feet flat. Not to mention his weight.
Apolon said on 15/Dec/21
Maximum 6 foot, met him
( At night 5 ft 11.5 )
Apolon said on 15/Dec/21
I saw him back in 02-03, i had a height complex so i had to ask him how tall he was, and he said he was somewhere in the 6 ft 1 range
But he wasnt that much taller than me, maximum 2 inches ( I am 5 ft 10 by the way ) and i think that he is not taller than 6 ft, so i would say clean 6 footer here !
Great actor by the way
Jordan87 said on 7/Oct/21
@ jaywilder,

Think for yourself buddy. Christ.
Jawilder said on 6/Oct/21
Average guess 🤝 Rob’s listing

6’0.75”. RIP
Ian C. said on 25/Aug/21
There is an episode of the Sopranos where Christopher tells Tony, the way you eat you're going to have a heart attack at 50. And, sure enough. . .
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jul/21
James looked like a man mountain next to Patricia Arquette in 'True Romance'. In fact, even standing next to the other Mafia members in the same film, he looked extremely large in more than just build, but height as well.

I was quite surprised to find he was 'only' 6ft1; that's the height I found when I first visited his page, I'm 95% sure.

Some well-built guys like James can appear shorter, but in James's case, he looked notably taller. I'd have thought he was pushing 6ft3 when I first came here.

I can't go below 6ft1. 🕯️
Jordan87 said on 6/Jul/21
@ Highly Suspect,

Looked 6'1"? You post any pics?......Nope. Now sit back down. :)
MaskDeMasque said on 5/Jul/21
He looked about 3 inches taller than Billy Bob in man who wasn't there. 6'0.75 for the late great James Gandolfini
highly suspect said on 30/Jun/21
Looked 6’1 often and even more so in his younger years. Guy claiming he’s only 5’11 needs to get his eyes checked
Jordan87 said on 25/Jun/21
@ JTM,

If you actually read through the comments like you claim, you will see I have posted Plenty of Pictures. Look again.
Jtm said on 24/Jun/21
5’11ish or 6’1 is not trolling if you have evidence to back that up but stiggles doesn’t and he’s clearly trying to make everyone agree that he was closer to 5’11 than 6’1. I think this listing is spot on and I have read all the comments.
Jordan87 said on 21/Jun/21
Stiggles, I would say he was Closer to 5'11.5" than 6'1" People " Want him to be".

The man was a Great Actor and a wonderful human being but He was about 6'0 Tall ( as His mug shot in the show had him at. Also He was listed at 6'0.5" on most of his bios. 6'1" Is most certainly out of the question.

@ Paddy,
He was a strong 6'0, not over 6'0.25". 6'1 is a Troll attempt as much as 5'11.5, so be careful.
Paddy said on 6/Apr/21

Weird troll attempt bro.
nicster said on 22/Feb/21
Always. thought he was more like 6'3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/21
Really looked no less than 6ft1 on The Sopranos, especially the early years.
stiggles said on 10/Feb/21
J.G. was never over 6ft.. 5ft 11.5 flat feet.. max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/21
He could look that slim, his massive frame definitely added to the illusion of more height though
slim 6'1 said on 8/Feb/21
No way he was below 6’1”, I’d have no problem listing him at 185-186cm
OriginalAnon said on 7/Feb/21
187/188cm out of bed? Are we looking at the same guy? He would make the shortest looking 184cm guy ever never mind that.
stiggles said on 4/Feb/21
5ft 11.5 for James..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/20
187-188cm out of bed
OriginalAnon said on 10/Oct/20
183.5cm at the absolute tops.
Jordan87 said on 28/Sep/20
@ Danimal,

That Picture is from 2010.

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/20
Looks an inch taller than Alec
Danimal 176.7cm said on 21/Sep/20
James Gandolfini next to 5'11"-5'11.5" Alec Baldwin about 15-20 years ago: Click Here
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Sep/20
James Gandolfini was born 59 years ago today. I saw him the other night in True Romance, and he absolutely towered over Patricia Arquette.

6ft1, strong.
RIP James 🕯️
Sinclair said on 20/Aug/20
Gandolfini could look the full 6’1” at times but in The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3, I thought Denzel Washington was just a shade taller than Gandolfini and I doubt Washington was ever the full 6’1”. My peak estimate for Gandolfini remains 6’0.5”, he was roughly the same height as John Turturro.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/20
Yeah, he could give a much taller impression than this at times but that was really just because of the short cast
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Jun/20
It doesn't seem possible that James hasn't been with us for 7 years now. He passed on on this day in 2013, aged 51 and three-quarters, his Birthday being on the 18th September.

One truly underrated film of his was 'The Juror', a 1996 film in which he starred alongside Demi Moore as a menacing Mafia member, not unlike the part he played in 'True Romance'. The Mafia have chosen single Mum Demi Moore to influence the jury, of which she is a member, to find one of their clan not guilty of murder, or else! It's an excellent thriller, also starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche. This film and 'True Romance' contributed to my thinking James was taller than 6ft and three-quarters of an inch, by around 2".

James gets 6ft1. 🕯️
Bwk said on 16/Mar/20
@Erik123 I don't think Federico Castellucio is 6'2". On Sopranos atleast he looked barely taller than Gandolfini and sometimes he looked the same height at him. I'd say Castellucio is around 6'1" range.
Jkiller said on 14/Mar/20
Always looked a decent 6'1 in Sopranos.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Feb/20
Ok, I’m not so sure if the guy that played Furio is 6ft2, to me he looks more 6ft1-1½ range...however he did look to edge out Jim

Rob, what are you thoughts on him?
Erik123 said on 8/Feb/20
He seemed almost as tall as Federico Castelluccio (6'2) in Sopranos so I'd say at least 6'1.
Jordan87 said on 15/Jan/20
Travolta may have lost some height by the time they stood next to one another. Travolta is listed by Rob at 5'11.25".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/20
If he was only 6ft then Travolta was 5ft11 tops
Jordan87 said on 18/Dec/19
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Marco Battaglia was listed in his pre draft profile as 6'2" tall. He has Gandolfini by 2-1/2" and Gando has good posture.

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He is around the same height as Vin Deisel who himself is not 6'0 tall. Gando is not 6'1. This takes away nothing from his talent and what a Great man he was. ( His Documentary with the Wounded Soldiers was Amazing )

Point 1. James was a Great actor, Hulking man, and huge talent. Great Man!
Point 2. He was not over 6'0 tall. He had a mug shot in the show in front of a height chart and was 6'0 ( In His Shoes).
Point 3. He is shorter than a proven 6'2" man by more than 2".
Point 4. He is not much taller than Vin Diesel who is not 6'0, 5'11.5" tops.
Point 5. Stop with all the nonsense about height bc it has nothing to do with talent. He was extremely talented, does not mean he has to be over 6'0 tall. 6'1" is total BS.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/19
Good chance he was 6ft1. Huge frame made him look taller
Mon said on 12/Oct/19
6ft ¾ in seems correct with his normal posture. This was a large person. Shocking to see just how big he looked next to Tom Hardy. Certainly an inch over six foot if he stood tall I think.
Dhrew Ghelani said on 29/Sep/19
Rob, I feel he was a solid 6'1. Looks, 6'1.5 to me. I watched all 6 seasons of the sopranos and a lot of his movies. He had a very bad posture, which may make him look shorter than he really was. He's noticably taller than legit 6'0 prime tom hanks, and brad pitt 5'11, even with his bad posture!
Editor Rob
6ft 1 range is arguable for him, he may well have measured on it.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/19
The full 6ft1 is possible. Looked it in the earlier seasons of The Sopranos when he wasn’t as heavy and in earlier movies like Get Shorty.

Arguably you could give Gandolfini 6ft1 and Steve Schirripa 6ft1½
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Sep/19
James should today be celebrating his 58th Birthday. He looked huge next to Patricia Arquette in 'True Romance'! I will go for 6ft1.5.

RIP James xxx 🕯️
pov said on 13/Sep/19
I really think James Gandolfini standing straight would have measured in the 185-186cm range. He’s listed as 186cm on google, and I wouldn’t really argue with that. Even with his terrible posture I doubt he’d measure under 6 foot, whereas a 184cm guy with a bad posture could measure 182. I’m going for a solid 6”1 for the bigman.
Littlelee5ft6 said on 14/Aug/19
Rob how tall would his son Michael be? I'd guess 5ft 10 at best next to Robert iler and Steve buschemi
Editor Rob
Yeah that range seems possible for Michael
Mike Tillerman said on 1/Apr/19
Gandolfini has the same posture as my uncle, he turtule ducks his head down. I believe he would be 185cm standing straight. My uncle is 189cm but slouches and can often look shorter than he is, but when he stands tall you realise he's a big guy. 185cm for Ganfolfini standing erect, I think
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/18
Out of bed: 6ft1⅝(187cm)
Before bed: 6ft0⅞(185.1cm)
Monkey knees said on 13/Jun/18
Always came across as 6'1 peak. No more, no less.
Ian C said on 10/Jun/18
Heart disease killed him at age 50, despite his obvious physical strength. Odd. Other strong-looking men died early of heart attacks: Robert Shaw, John Garfield and Tyrone Power. Meanwhile, Alfred Hitchcock and Peter Ustinov, fat and rather weak-looking men, made it into their eighties. Longevity is harder to predict than is commonly understood.
Jordan87 said on 10/May/18
Danimal 177,

Gando is leaning in your second Picture ( I shouldnt have to tell you that on a picture you posted). Gando constantly has bad posture. Furio is 5'11. I am an Avid fan of the show. They are mostly short except Furio, Bobby, and Tony. Jonny Sac was average height as well.

6'3 is completely BS, you should be busy calling people out over that crap estimating on a guy that is shorter than Gando and Alec Baldwin.
Danimal 177 said on 8/May/18
Jordan87 said on 8/May/18
Furo 6'3 lol. Try 5'11".

Wrong. Furio (not Furo) was the same height as Gandolfini or slightly shorter, so he was at least 6'0" considering Gandolfini was close to if not a full 6'1"
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Jordan87 said on 8/May/18
Furo 6'3 lol. Try 5'11".
Someone said on 5/May/18
There’s no way Federico Castelluccio (Furio) is 6’3”. Look at him with 6’2” William Baldwin.

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SOA FAN said on 29/Apr/18
Bobby- 6'2
Tony- 6'1
Sal aka big puss- 5'11
Uncle JR- 5'10, 5'11
Paulie- 5'9, 5'10
Christopher- 5'8, 5'9
Silveo- 5'7, 5'8
Furio- 6'2, 6'3
Artie- 5'10
Vito- 5'8
Eugene- between 6'0 and 6'2
Silveo- 5'7, 5'8
Smiles03 said on 30/Mar/18
He's between 5'11 and 6'1 but mostly 6'0
Joah said on 25/Feb/18
Looks a massive 6 1 in true romance and others.
Later he may have shrunk was known to slouch.
Also carried a lot of bulk likely 40 plus overwieght most times.
Bottom line great actor funny and big R.I.P.
Junior Hernandez said on 4/Feb/18
Legit listing.
Slim 185 said on 13/Nov/17
@robert Paul, I think you and I both know a “sopranos” page is necessary.
Editor Rob
there's a few names I'd need to add first who are missing from the site.
carolyn said on 15/Oct/17
Knew him in the early 90s - he seemed about 6.1
Clay said on 23/Sep/17
Looked a solid 6'1 to me. A legit strong185cm, even 186cm in the morning, lets not forget he slouched a hell of a lot, and was still clearly taller than most people. RIP bigman
Del Mar said on 21/Sep/17
Full 6'1" if he was of moderate weight
Jordan87 said on 8/Sep/17

Yes in his Mug shot is was 6'0 with SHoes on.
Soprano said on 20/Aug/17
Looks big but I don't think he is more than 6'0.25 based off pics and his mugshot
Mark(5'9.5") said on 8/Aug/17
Tallest 6'0.75" ever.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
187.2cm out of bed
anon said on 21/Jul/17
This is a good listing probably a solid 184- 185 range guy, weak 6'1 he could look taller with his big build I guess it can fool people to thinking he was a 6'2 or 6'3 guy, there is no chance he was under 6'0 imo, He looked too tall to be under that from his movies etc
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jun/17
184.5!! More like 185 or 186!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/17
Yeah I used to think he was 6ft4 at least but The Sopranos cast was relatively short. Nearly all the guys in Tony's crew were sub-5ft9!
Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jun/17
@ Paul Murphy - I couldn't agree more! I thought James was MUCH taller than 6ft0.75! He was like a man mountain! Wonderful actor as well, and a loveable human being, departing this mortal coil infinitely too early!
Cheers Paul! 👍
Paul murphy said on 6/Jun/17
James was one of those guys that could look really tall like 6'3" or more.his shoulders towered over everyone in the sopranos.he had virtually no neck.if he had a normal neck he could of easily been 6'3".great actor gone too soon!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/17
He actually did look 187-188cm range in Get Shorty and Crimson Tide. Taller than Travolta and Washington who most argue were around the 184cm mark. Also not much shorter than 192-193cm Delroy Lindo in Get Shorty and The Last Castle.

May very well have been 6ft1 on the nose in his prime and lost a fraction in his 40's.
Moviess said on 28/May/17
Looks 188cm in sopranos.
Jordan87 said on 20/Mar/17

Agreed he does have a very high shoulder height, even when he was thin and had more of a neck. naturally broad guy as well.
Hyde said on 13/Mar/17
He had the shoulder height of a 6' 3'' guy. He could maybe scrape the 6' 1'' mark in the morning, 6' 0.4 throughout the day
Jordan87 said on 16/Feb/17
To me Barrowman and Rob have equal Posture in the Pic. I think Pitt is 5'10". I remeber there was some poster awile back who posted that Pitt was 5'10" on his agency.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Feb/17
@Jordan87: not really but he was slouching. Rob maintains that he's nearer 6ft than 5ft11 though and that's good enough for me.
Jordan87 said on 1/Feb/17

You really think Barrowman Looks 6'0 with Rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/17
Looked 2in taller Pitt and a good 1in on Barrowman ZDT. He was near 6ft1
Pal said on 26/Jan/17
Look up "James Gandolfini Brad Pitt" and he looks about 1 or 1.25 inches taller than 5'11 Brad Pitt. Looks a solid 2 inches shorter than 6'2.25 Ben Affleck in surviving Christmas. He is 6'0.25 max. He gave off an impression of being a giant in the Sopranos because everyone else on that show was so tiny.
Jordan87 said on 26/Jan/17
Another thing, The Sopranos is one of my favorite Shows of all time, and would have been Garbage without Big Gando as the lead.

But you guys are clearly ignoring his mug shot in the Sopranos. He was 6'0 with Shoes On ( Dress shoes as T always wore. ) How a 6'0 guy in a mug shot with Dress shoes on yields a 6'1" Barefoot guy is amazing. Hey I loved the Guy to, But he wasn't 6'1 lol
Jordan87 said on 26/Jan/17
Obama is a measured 6'1.25"

Obama He has Denzel by 2.5" Easily. James has Denzel by maybe an inch tops. Bam is 1.5" Taller than Gando. Gando is 5'11.5". If Bam is 6'1, No way is Gando 6'1 with Denzel.

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Johnny said on 25/Jan/17
@Rob since you have met John Barrowman and confirm he is a weak 6 tall does Gandolfini look in this still from Zero Dark Thirty? Click Here
Editor Rob
can still look 184 at least there.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jan/17
Could pass for a big 6ft1in the 90's. Noticeably taller than 5ft11 and 6ft guys in movies…
Danimal said on 23/Jan/17
Yati said on 22/Jan/17
He looks noticibly taller than Denzel. James is a solid 6'1"...Maybe even 6' 1.25.

He WAS that height, not is. The man sadly died a few years ago.
Yati said on 22/Jan/17
He looks noticibly taller than Denzel. James is a solid 6'1"...Maybe even 6' 1.25.
Jokerpoker said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, James needs an upgrade to 6'1". He has a towering posture in the first season of the Sopranos.
Rent said on 23/Dec/16
Looks full 6'1" in True Romance, but in The Barber, he looks more a good 6'. In a scene with the 5'5" Frances McDormand, she wears basic heels (I mean about 3 inches), that makes her at about 5'8" and he towered over her, but not towered with a "big T"...
Maybe 6'1" in his prime, like in True Romance, and 6'0.75" on the rest of his (too short) life...
Rent said on 22/Dec/16
Looks 6'3" or close with shoes (with little lifts...) in Get Shorty, looks 6'1" in The Sopranos, looks 6' in The Barber... To find a middle for this variable impressions of height that he gave, 6'0.75" or 6'1" sounds right.
Great actor, Tony Soprano forever.
Scott said on 14/Dec/16
@ Jordan87, You're right about that. It may be different elsewhere, but at our local DMV, they round your height off; even if you are honest. If you gave them an exact measurement like 5'9 1/2'' or 3/4'' they will put down 5'10''.
Jordan87 said on 7/Dec/16
Joseph ,

When I was a teen I gave a height for my dl that was 1.5" higher than my actual height and no one questioned it . They don't care what they put down.
Jordan87 said on 5/Dec/16
Height sometimes gives you a little edge in some cases since a person may have to look up at you, but with James I thinks it's more his body thickness. I mean people sometimes say he was "Just Fat" or "obese" which was true in the later Seasons but Gando has naturally a large boned frame and very wide shoulders. Despite how much weight you gain, your shoulders and your shoulders more or less. The man had a head and shoulders like a Silverback gorilla. Not a fella you would want to tangle with, I don't care have "fat" or out of shape he may have appeared. I have seen guys like him win street/bar fights against people by literally pinning them into a close quarter area with their weight and hammering them with strikes. Plus not everyone is a MMA expert with techniques to get away from a big Guy like James. ( Despite how good they think they can fight).

I still think he was around 5'11.5-6'0, but whether he was 5'11 or 6'1, he still provided an intimidating figure as Tony Soprano, and cannot be duplicated.
Joseph said on 5/Dec/16
on his driver's license his height is listed at 6 foot 1 on season 3 of The Sopranos
Scott said on 26/Nov/16
@ Cammy, I agree that you don't have to be 6'+ to intimidate anyone. I am about 5'11'' and have met guys 5'8ish that could be intimidating. A former friend of my mother's (he is deceased) was about 5'8'' and spend most of his time in jail. He was nice to us, but he was rough looking with cuts, etc., and someone you didn't want to mess with.
Jordan87 said on 26/Nov/16
Danimal look at the pic you posted of Steve and Gando. If they are both 6'1 then bushimi has to be 5'10.5ish which we know is not the case.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Nov/16
Out of bed: 186-187cm
Before bed: 184-185cm

or possibly in his 20's

Out of bed: 187-188cm
Before bed: 185-186cm
Scott said on 17/Nov/16
@ Danimal, you have a point about his posture. He did always slouch a bit. He does look about the same as Steve Schirripa in that pic. I am beginning to wonder if Federico Castelluccio is really 6'2'' now.
Danimal said on 8/Nov/16
James gave off the appearance of a 6'2"-6'3" man at times. He seemed to be at least the same height as listed 6'2" Federico Castelluccio (Furio Giunta in The Sopranos). At times he also seemed to be at least the same height as listed 6'1" Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala Baccalieri on The Sopranos) James was at least 6'1" imo. His later 300 pound bulk made him slouch and as he gained more and more weight, going from 220 to 300 pounds (he died at 275 pounds), his posture suffered big time.

James with 6'2" Federico Castelluccio:
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James with 6'1" Steve Schirripa:
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/16
No he most likely cleared 6ft1 out of bed and slipped just under it at dinner. He could be listed this or even the full 6ft1. Just watch The Sopranos. A 6ft guy can't appear that imposing
Scott said on 7/Nov/16
Out of bed, he was probably 6'1'' on the nose. At night, I'd say he was 6.025'' or 6' flat. Can't see him below 6' at night.
Jordan87 said on 31/Oct/16
At 51, and some 300+ pounds, he may have shrunk a bit towards the end there. I think the average guy losses around .25 by 50, but a 300 pound man with bad posture possibly more? I still do not think he was quite 6'1 though. When he was 38 he was pictured in that Mug Shot on the sopranos at exactly 6'0 in his shoes, maybe lost some due to bad posture but the shoes should have offset it so he was Likely about 6'0 more or less.

I also saw some footage where a Gandolfini was confronted by a Big 6'2, 6'3ish paparazzi when he was trying to go into a restaurant with his wife. The guy got to close and James started throwing this guy around like he was a lightweight, meanwhile the guy was actually taller than James. Though pretty fat towards the end of his life , I think James was one of those guys who naturally had that caveman strength. Strong Fella.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/16
Rob, could he have been nearer 6ft flat at the time of his death?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jul/16
I think 6ft2 peak for Adler is fair if he was still about 6ft1 when on The Sopranos. Looked bang on the same as Gandolfini
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/16
Rob, maybe somewhere 6ft1-2 range for Adler peak?

Looked similar range to Gandolfini in his 70's so like you said, A good 1in or so lost by then
Editor Rob
it could be likely, but I need to see how he looked early career.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
Hey, Rob what do you make of these?

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That's a young Jerry Adler (a.k.a Hesh from The Sopranos) w/h Tyrone Power in the above photo and Mickey Rooney in the lower photo. He's further back in both photos. The one w/h Tyrone is a bit odd. That camera is looking upwards. I'd go with 6ft2 peak though since he looked about Gandolfini's height by his 70's.
Editor Rob
hard to tell from those photos if near 6ft 2 when young, but at least 6ft 1 range
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/May/16
I think Marchand looked 5ft8ish by The Sopranos. But she was very tall in Lou Grant so 5ft10 peak is fair
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
He looked an easy 6ft2 in Get Shorty
Jordan said on 21/Mar/16
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If Marchand is 5'10 Gandolfin is 6'5. She was only 2" Above Edie Falco through the show. Edie is 5'5ish. Marchand is 5'7 tops in her advanced age in the sopranos.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Mar/16
Rob, could you add Nancy Marchand who played Livia Soprano?

She's listed 5ft10 but might have lost 1in or so by those years. Also in Lou Grant and Naked Gun.
Editor Rob
could have lost a couple of inches by near 70.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/16

Sorry, I misread you're post. I still think those character Mugshots don't accurately gauge height.

Rob, do you think we can safely rule out 6ft flat for Gandolfini?
Jordan said on 24/Feb/16

With Bad Posture he was 6'0 in the mug shot with his SHoes on however, with Good posture he would have been 6'1 in hte shot. Except take away his shoes and he will dip below 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Feb/16
Bad posture makes you look taller, you say?

Other way around...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Feb/16
Rob, which range was he most likely to measure in?

A) 187.5cm/185.5cm
B) 187cm/185cm
C) 186.5cm/184.5cm
D) 186cm/184cm
Editor Rob
still possible B range
Jordan said on 29/Jan/16
The man is closer to 5'11.5 than 6'1. Again, mug shots in shows and movies don't subtract height , if anything they add height .

This man was 6'0 in his shoes in the mug shot, bad posture , makes him 6'1, but in shoes , not barefoot. He is between 5'11.5 and 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/16
When I first saw The Sopranos years ago, I thought Gandolfini was of similar height and build to Paul Sorvino. Broad shouldered, barrel-chested and at least 6ft2.
Abaroa 184cm said on 23/Jan/16
A good example of a "tall" 6' 1", even though he probably wasn't even hitting 6' 1" flat. He had that build that adds an inch or so to your height. 185cm looks about right but most people would probably have bought anything up to 188cm or so.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/16
Rob, is Adler worth adding?

Aswell as The Sopranos, he's appeared in The Good Wife, Rescue Me and the movie In Her Shoes.
Editor Rob
would need to see him early career to get an idea of height losses.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jan/16
Rob, do you have any idea of how tall Jerry Adler is/was?

He played "Hesh" in The Sopranos. I've seen him listed 6ft2 and even 6ft2½ but he never looked taller than Gandolfini and possibly a little shorter. However, he was into his 70's by that point so my guess is that he had lost height.

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Editor Rob
it's believable he lost an inch or even a bit more by time of Sopranos, so 6ft 2 range could be feasible.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/15
Rob, could you possibly retrieve any old posts for this page?

I wanna see what people were saying...
Editor Rob
yes I hadn't refreshed this page, but there is a bunch now showing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
Easily looked 187-188cm in shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
...and Get Shorty
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
Rob, could you add to his credits "and for films including True Romance, Crimson Tide, The Mexican, The Man Who Wasn't There, In the Loop, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Where the Wild Things Are, Not Fade Away and Enough Said."?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/May/15
johnny says on 23/May/15
Used to think he was 6-1, but now think he was closer to 182-183 cm. He had those high shoulders but also a short neck.

Not a chance. He was visibly taller than John Travolta, Alec Baldwin, Perer Capaldi and Ray Liotta who were around that range. Easily the listed heighr. Possibly a full 6ft1 in his 30's. He was tall.
johnny said on 23/May/15
Used to think he was 6-1, but now think he was closer to 182-183 cm. He had those high shoulders but also a short neck.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/15
He could look 186-187cm range beside Travolta in Get Shorty and A Civil Action.
I think a full 6ft1 is possible in his 30's. By his last movie he looked 184cm.
Dmeyer said on 20/Apr/15
Brad with 1cm more shoes and posture can look just 1in smaller
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Apr/15
Seriously Rob?

I see about 2in at best between them and Jim is further away from the camera.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Apr/15
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Rob, how tall would you say he looks here beside Delroy Lindo?
Editor Rob
near 6ft 1
Jordan said on 25/Mar/15
Rampage, are you saying they are making a Mug shot Pic to actually have him look shorter than he is? I doubt that very Much.

Usually its the opposite they would make you taller like in all the Mug Shots from the Shaft Movie in 2000 which showed Samuel L jackson as 6'6.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/15
Those Mugshots are meaningless. It's a show. If Gandolfini had gotten into trouble in real life and there was a photo, it would carry weight.
Jordan said on 18/Mar/15
Whats odd is that the Man was 6 foot even in a mugshot with shoes on. if he should straighter maybe 6'0 1/2, but no more than 5'11.5 without his shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/15
@maaaaaattt: Jogging?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/15
@Jordan: Yeah Patrick can look under 5ft11 NOW. But 15 years ago he was for sure over 5ft11
maaaaaattt said on 9/Mar/15
Ive seen steve schirripa in person in manhattan, while he was jogging. Hes definitely at least 6'1'' and gandolfini was about the same height qhen he stood up straight, which was rare. Definitely 6'1" when standing straight.
Jordan said on 9/Mar/15
H p c M, this is a repost of the Mug shot. Click Here

Guys, usually Mug shots in films can inflate the height, but he isnt taller than 6'0.
Jordan said on 2/Mar/15

Patrick appears 5'10 3/4" with Rob but rob clearly state that Patrick had much thicker footwear then Rob. Patrick is likely only 5'10-5'10.5", and there is a scane in the bathroom when Gando and Patrick were side by Side, Gando was about an inch taller, making him the 6 feet even in shoes, just as his Mug shot shows.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/15
He really did not look under 6ft1 beside Robert Patrick.
Jordan said on 27/Feb/15

Yes that is Correct, From Bust out. Rob, He would be in shoes, looks like 6'0 in shoes at best?
h p c m said on 26/Feb/15
I think the scene that Jordan is talking about is this...
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Jordan said on 23/Feb/15
Rob here he is again in front of his 5'10.7" 1999 Suburban. In his shoes he looks 6 footish if he stood straight. Hard to Judge. The first pic I posted shoes him clearly about an inch taller then his vehicle if he stood up.

Even his pics with TIki which I posted ( Tiki was combine measured at 5'8.35), James looked at most 3.5 Inhces taller putting him at around 6 feet tops. I see a 5'11-6'0 man, No taller. ( Also please watch "Bust Out". He is 6 foot in the mug shot in his shoes)

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Jordan said on 23/Feb/15
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The 1999 Chevy Suburban is 5'10.7" tall in its specs( PLease look up). Gandolfini is an inch taller then his Suburban ( 1999). making him around the 6 feet he looks in the mug shot from the Same Season.
Editor Rob
it's hard to compare against a car i feel.
Jordan said on 12/Feb/15
Guys watch the Episode "Bust out". His Mug Shot shoes him at 5'11 3/4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Feb/15
Even in those scenes when he was in slippers he was the tallest person in the room. At peak he was not under this height and quite possibly 6ft1 on the dot. Seasons 1-3 at least. Might have worn lifts in some scenes.
tony s said on 4/Feb/15
james is a tall guy 6ft1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/15
He looked about 6ft even in The Drop with Tom Hardy
Jordan said on 29/Jan/15
Rob I dont have the DVD's of the season. Anyway you can get a screen shot of it. Episode is in the Second Season called "Bust Out". First Thing you see in the episode is the mug shot.
Jordan said on 26/Jan/15
The Episode is "Bust Out".

It opens up with a Picture of Tony Soprano's mug shot, he is 6'0 on the button in it. Likely wearing shoes, though in the episode there are a close up of his shoes and though they are dress shoes he has a low heel, not even an inch.

By the mug shot the man is not taller than 5'11.5"( He is not hunching in it either)

Rob the episode is "Bust out" and the mug shot is the first thing you see in the episode.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Dec/14
Danimal, didn't you once have this guy down at 6ft2?
Danimal said on 5/Dec/14
Too bad. Looks like the pics are encrypted. It was James having a good 2" on Ray Liotta. Anyway, watching Season 3, Episode 5 of The Sopranos and when Tony is pulled over because of speeding and gives over his license to the cop, it says he's 6'1".
Anias said on 1/Dec/14
danimal, he was 6'1 but your links dont work. I would like to see them.

Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
6'1" Click Here
Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
Jordan says on 21/Apr/14

And fyi I think Gandolfini was a great actor and Human being. Loved his acting. No way was he 6'1 though. More 6'0 in the morning. 5'11.25" by night.

He was 6'1": Click Here
Danimal said on 1/Dec/14
Joe says on 15/Nov/14
If he claimed that was 6-1, I really think he was 6-0 without shoes, many actors often "upgrade" their heights to include their heights with shoes on. I do not believe he was a lift wearer like many other actors. He was also grossly overweight, I believe he weighed around 275 pounds at the time of his death, about 90 pounds above the ideal weight for a man of his height.

6'1" and he weighed 300 pounds in the last season of the Sopranos and was heavier before he died.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/14
In any of his pre-Soprano performances when he weighed less he could give a 6ft1-6ft2 impression (True Romance, Crimson Tide, Get Shorty, The Juror and A Civil Action)
Joe said on 19/Nov/14
Apparently in his younger years, Gandolfini was very trim and physically fit, he looked like a very different person from what he potrayed in the Sopranos.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
He broke 300lbs by the last season of The Sopranos.
Dmeyer said on 18/Nov/14
Comparing him to brad pitt and John turturo , and Many he looks more 185 than 184 , i wouldnt be stocked if he was 6'1
Joe said on 15/Nov/14
If he claimed that was 6-1, I really think he was 6-0 without shoes, many actors often "upgrade" their heights to include their heights with shoes on. I do not believe he was a lift wearer like many other actors. He was also grossly overweight, I believe he weighed around 275 pounds at the time of his death, about 90 pounds above the ideal weight for a man of his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Oct/14
I noticed in a few of movies he did before The Sopranos like Get Shorty, A Civil Action and The Juror, he has 2in over guys like John Travolta or Alec Baldwin. He would have been in his 30s at this time.

Has he ever claimed anything, Rob?
Editor Rob
not sure of a claim from him
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Oct/14
Actually looking at the first season of The Sopranos when he was a bit lighter around the middle (and actually looked more menacing) he looked minimum 6ft1, sometimes even closer to 6ft2.

Rob could he have been the full 6ft1 in his 30s?
Editor Rob
if you look at him in something like Last Castle with Redford, I don't know if he looked that big...but then in 'In the loop' with peter Capaldi he could still pass for near 6ft 1!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/14
True but Steve could look as much as 1in taller at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/14
Rob, do you think it's possible that Steve Schirripa might be a strong 6ft1?

He always edged out Jim
Editor Rob
not impossible although Gandolfini could look 184 at times
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
Rob, do you think Gandolfini could have measured 187cm out of bed?
Editor Rob
it is very possible
Jones said on 13/Jul/14
Listening to Tony Scott's commentary on True Romance and he describes Gandolfini as 6 foot 4!
Jordan said on 31/May/14

I will lokk into it, Im sure it was season 1 or Season 2. He wasnt over 6 foot in it. I will find out what epsiode i have seasons 1 to 4 and its in the first two.
Bray said on 30/May/14
Always looked about 6-1.5. What episode was the mugshot in?
Jordan said on 13/May/14

I would like to see that mug shot again as well. He is 5'11.75 in the shot from what I remember and likely had shoes on, no way to tell that but he wasnt over 6 foot in it.
Vogt said on 11/May/14
Can please someone post picture of this mugshot that shows him 6 feet so we can see?
Jordan said on 21/Apr/14
Actually Tiki Barber Pre-Draft was 5'8.375. Gando is at most 3.75" Taller. Some Shots only 3 and Remember that is Tiki's Morning Height( Combine height) so Gando's Morning height looks to range between 5'11.375 to 6'0".

To Me Gando's morning height would be around 6'0 He was a heavy guy so by Mid Day he coould be like 5'11 1/2".

Gando is not Hunching in the Photos Rob and I posted below.

And fyi I think Gandolfini was a great actor and Human being. Loved his acting. No way was he 6'1 though. More 6'0 in the morning. 5'11.25" by night. Tiki was Combine measured at 5'8.375, so he isnt taller.
jojo3000 said on 18/Apr/14
I've gotta say to you guys: Jordan is the only guy here actually providing evidence of any sort. The rest of you are saying oh no he couldn't have just been a weak 6' - he seemed taller. But that's not evidence - that's just saying how he came across. He came across taller than he was because most people exaggerate their height, and he was a largely built man with a big presence. But when you examine the evidence it's clear he wasn't 6'1.
Jordan said on 3/Apr/14
Rob, you are correct. With your Picture you Posted it looks like about 3.75" difference. I Figure Tiki;s 5'8.625" was in the morning( Its a combine measurement) so Gando's morning height would be about 6'0 1/4".
Jordan said on 2/Apr/14
Rob How many inches Does Gando have on combine measured 5'8.625 Tiki Barber in this pic? I see 2.75" to 3" tops making Gando 5'11.5 to 5'11.75. he has good posture here.

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Editor Rob
you can see the one Side by side showing the bigger difference...
johnny said on 31/Mar/14
Click Here not his finest moment but you can really see how tall he was. 6 foot at least.
Jordan said on 14/Mar/14
5'11.75", not 5'11. Read.
yaris said on 10/Mar/14
I agree with Teej 100%. Jordan your wrong sorry, james gandolfini was 185cm. He was a big guy. And he slouched a hell of a lot, 185cm defo, ducked his neck, you can even see on this picture rob has put up hes slouched, never stood straight. he certainly does look like 6'1
teej said on 9/Mar/14
Jordan, sorry, you really are incorrect. He was 185cm wherher you like it or not. I have no idea why your downgrading his height, I don't know whether you actually believe he was 5'11, or you don't like him. But 5'11 for james gandolfini is ridicolous. He was an extreamly strong 6 foot or 6'1. And your the only one who seems to think he was 5'11. Watch the sopranos. Look at the difference between him and brad pitt. And oh yeah the pics with tom hanks, as I've previously stated he was known for his bad posture. To conclude, I'm sorry 5'11 is out of question. 5'11 is someone like vin diesel, not gandolfini.
teej said on 9/Mar/14
Saying james gandolfini is under 6 feet is ridicolous, he was one of the very few actors who was honest about his height. He also had an extreamly bad posture and was still taller than most people. I believe he was 185cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/14
@meee: Liotta probably turned it down because Lorraine Bracco would be playing his therapist and it would be awkward for viewers since they were best known for playing Henry and Karen Hill in Goodfellas.
Brad said on 14/Feb/14
Weak 6' for the late great. I looked down Schirripa's head by 5 inches, he isn't 6' 5".
meeeee said on 12/Feb/14
6'5''????? hahaha are you insane??? Steve Schirripa is about 6'2''. Ive walked past him in the city when he was jogging/fast walking in sneakers. Gandolfini was most likely 6-6'1'', hes a bit shorter than Bobby bacala.

The huge frame and his dimensions, like broad shoulders, make him appear taller. And everyone else was short as hell. I read that Ray Liotta turned down Tony Soprano and thats good because the entire show would have been completely different. The physicality Gandolfini brought was undeniable.
sunshine said on 22/Jan/14
Someone mentioned Bobby Bacala was 6'1". I am 6'2"/250 pounds. Im known as a big guy. I shook Steve Schirripa's hand at a lecture. It completely engulfed mine. He towered over me, and he as an enormous frame. Being tall, im acutely aware of people taller than me. He was at least 6'5"..
Jordan said on 22/Dec/13
Gandolfini is 3 inches shorter than Ben Affleck who is 6'2.5ish tops. Gando aint even close to 6'3. He is about 5'11.5 to 6'0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
Ok 6ft3 is ridiculous for Gandolfini (look at pics with Jeff Daniels for proof) but 5ft11-6ft is just as bad. He never claimed a height, but he was generally close to 2in taller than legit 5ft11 guys. In The Sopranos he gave a larger than life impression because of his enormous frame and because most of the other guys were substantially below 6ft.
Azaria said on 18/Dec/13
He cant be 6'2. He looks Tom Hanks Height in that one pic. Tom Hanks isn't 6 feet either Jordan. 5'11 to 6'0 For James.
Goose said on 16/Dec/13
Robby b. is exactly right. I'm 5'10 & I saw him walking on 3rd & 49th in the Summer of 2000. He had me by 4 inches easy - could have been very near or at 6'3. Really big dude with broad shoulders. Those who think he's 6' or under are clueless.
Robby b said on 14/Dec/13
Jimmy is a big guy he is not 5'11 not a chance in hell I've been with Jim a few times I'm around 6'1 and he was around an inch or two taller then me
johnny said on 4/Dec/13
Click Here and there he is with according to this site 5'11'' brad pitt. look at the shoulders. that's at least 2'' difference. 6'0.5''-6'1''
Jordan said on 30/Nov/13
See Below. He is not 6'1. Hanks is 6 feet tops, Gando is shorter, again about 5'11.5- 5'11,75 like I said.

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Sam said on 27/Nov/13
I agree, anything under six foot for him is unlikely.
johnny said on 26/Nov/13
"I would say Gando was a strong 5'11.5."

remember how fat he was on the sopranos season 6? 5'11.5'' guys don't look like that when they weigh 285 pounds. he was 6'1'' for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Nov/13
Rob, do you watch The Sopranos?

If so, do you have an estimate for the actor who played Furio?
Editor Rob
he could look tallish, I mean near 6ft but I don't remember much of him.
Dejavu said on 16/Nov/13
Looks 6'1 next to Brad Pitt.
Jordan said on 29/Oct/13

Not a 5'11 guy. More like 5'11.75. He was no taller than 1.25" on Robert Patrick in one of the episodes( they were face to face many times and Gando was up straight), who is 5'10.5ish on this site with Rob.

Not to mention 6'2.5 Ben Affleck appears to easily have Gando by 3 inches.

I would say Gando was a strong 5'11.5.
teej said on 14/Oct/13
Jordan - no he was no way a 5'11 guy even if he is wearing shoes in the mugshot, he slouches a lot, and ducks his neck by about 2 and a half inches. I'd say if he was standing straight with shoes on hed easily be 6'1 and a half or 6'2. I'd say barefoot standing upright he's 6'0.5 or 6'1. He definetly was not under 6'0.25, insane to even call him 5'11.
richkid123 said on 27/Sep/13
I saw him a few years ago and remember thinking he was quite large
Jordan said on 14/Sep/13
The Episode with his Mug shot is from Season 2 of the Sopranos. Actually the mug shot has him at exactly 6 feet tall. Assuming he is in shoes he could be realistically 5'11.25 to 5'11.75 barefoot.
Jordan said on 6/Sep/13
Teej, in that Mugshot he looks 6'0.25, and he has shoes on most likely, he could be as low as 5'11.5. I would say for most of the day he would be 5'11.75.
Jordan said on 6/Sep/13
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To men this looks like its over 2" Between Affleck and Gando, Both look like they have the same posture. Affleck is 6'2ish in my book, Gando about 6'0 even.
Jordan said on 6/Sep/13
With Gandolfini its hard to tell. I cant find screen caps but he was about 1" taller than Robert Patrick ( who rob is pictured with and has at 5'11) in the Sopranos. Gandolfini almost always hunches his neck however. I think if he stood up straighter he would have had Robert Patrick ( minimum of 5'10.25) by 2 inches, so calling him 6'0.5 foot is more accurate than 6'1 i feel.
teej said on 22/Jul/13
On the sopranos on his mugshot against a height measuring wall (prison picture) he is slightly over 6 foot, id say 184cm/185cm so he is a strong 6 foot/weak 6'1. He slouched alot and looked shorter than he actually was but still even when he was slouching he was noticibly above average
Alex said on 21/Jul/13
RIP James.
avi said on 25/Jun/13
@chiper says on 22/Jun/13
no he is 6'1. these guys are very very fat so it is hard to tell. can give the impression of just being all around "big"
johnny said on 23/Jun/13
He looked huge next to 189 cm Ben Affleck in that douchey Christmas movie.
teej said on 23/Jun/13
J1701 - are you crazy?! I dont believe your so called story how you 'met him on a plane', and claiming gandolfini was 5ft10 is absurd... He was definetley above average by a significant amount. i would say he was a strong 6foot/ weak 6ft1. How can you downgrade his height, He was a fairly big guy, no doubt.
chiper said on 22/Jun/13
Steve schirpa played college bball in brooklyn and is 6 ft 4.
DoesntMatter said on 22/Jun/13
So Avi, what's your height? Then we won't have to discuss anything else about you.
avi said on 21/Jun/13
This is a height site why must people come here and comment on his death. I hate that.everytime a celeb dies people come here and say "rip" and fail to realize this a height debate site. Im sorry he is dead but really lets use this forum for its purpose...He's over 6'0 but not 6'1 BTW.
J1701 said on 21/Jun/13
RIP. was on a flight with him 5 years ago. Very shy and reserved man. Loved his work. Seemed about 5' 10". And he was not imposing in any way. Still remember him waiting for his luggage quietly like the others. A shame and a loss.
Vivi said on 21/Jun/13
According to Joseph Gannascoli, who played Vito Spatafore on the Soprano's, James Gandolfini was close to 6'3".

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Rest in Peace
jtm said on 21/Jun/13
i doubt he was under 184cm. RIP James Gandolfini
Enmascarado said on 20/Jun/13
What a great actor, i was hoping for the movie The Sopranos anyway... He was tall 1.85, thank for posting his height, i trust this site.
teej said on 20/Jun/13
I was just watching the sopranos today aswell! Then i heard he died! Such a shame, what a brilliant actor, one of my favourite actors of all time, R.I.P.
jj said on 20/Jun/13
met him in person in Paterson, nj... he's closer to 6'2.
Sam89 said on 20/Jun/13
rip big man!
wolf said on 20/Jun/13
If he needed to tower over people in the show, they could have bumped him up an inch or 2 with heels or inserts.
Aaron said on 20/Jun/13

Just heard he has died. Bloody shame,he was a great actor
Mr. R said on 20/Jun/13
He passed away today. What a loss. RIP Tony Soprano.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Jun/13
RIP big man.Could look a bit bigger than this but 6'1" sounds about right. Great actor and guy, will be sorely missed.
Tony Soprano said on 20/Jun/13
RIP James. Brilliant actor.
MIKESOWELL said on 20/Jun/13
R.I.P. to one of the greatest actors of his generation, who portrayed one of the greatest characters ever. (1961-2013)
Ratman said on 20/Jun/13
Rest in peace
caprouge said on 19/Jun/13
RIP my friend and may gos bless you.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 19/Jun/13
6' on the dot. May he RIP.
tom said on 20/May/13
6 foot 1 for sure
David said on 8/Apr/13
Thought he was taller. 6'3 or 6'4. However, everybody may look gigantic next to Richie Aprile, he he


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