How tall is James Marsden

James Marsden's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

American actor best known for roles in X-Men, Enchanted, Hairspray and TV series Westworld. In Starlog magazine, he revealed when playing the character Cyclops, it posed a problem: "I actually had to wear lifts in my shoes to get up to where I needed to be", which is understandable. He also reveals that "[I'm] 5-foot-10 and ...(Cyclops)... is 6-foot-3. Wolverine is supposed to be 5-foot-3 and Hugh is 6-foot-2, I think. We had to shorten him and stretch me out a bit. So I was hanging myself upside down in my closet at night"

How tall is James Marsden
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Average Guess (35 Votes)
5ft 9.62in (176.8cm)
Jammes said on 3/Apr/19
Crazy how in the Comics Cyclops is very tall at 6'3,James Marsden is almost 5'10 and Hugh was physically more similar to Cyckes than he was Wolverine . Jim Cavizel was the first choice for Cykes and again he is physically more similar than Marsden was. Marsden proabbly could have been a good cykes with a better script,but maybe somebody like Ben Affleck could have been a comic accurate Cyclops
FrankR1 said on 8/Dec/18
In a Late Show interview discussing ‘Staw Dogs’, Marsden described himself as 5’10.5” in reference to his 6’3” co-star Alexander Skarsgard. I’d say that he’s at least 5’10.”
HarrisWood said on 11/Sep/18
He looks 5'10 in westworld, probably 5'9.75-5'10 but not 5'9.5
Monkey knees said on 6/Aug/18
5 9.5 morning height. Lift/heel wearer, big time. Dwarfed by most of the cast in Anchorman 2. Roughly same height as Carell and Rudd.
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Jul/18
It was THIS James who defeated the bear in the film 'Into the Grizzly Maze', and I gave James McAvoy the credit before. I thought at 5ft7, Mr McAvoy was looking
much taller than usual!

Well, most of the time there is a logical explanation, but this one is just plain embarrassing!

I loved his performance in that film so much that I bought it. James Marsden gets 5ft9.75 from me; I never had a clue that he starred in 'Ally McBeal', but then I haven't seen a single episode for 17 years! James must be older than he looks.... 😮
Monkey knees said on 15/Jul/18
5'9.5 morning height. A huuuuge lift wearer.
khaled taban said on 12/Jun/18
5'9.5" no more
Kurtis said on 12/May/18
5'10 for sure
Caroline Pinto Torres said on 5/May/18
Look more 1,75 in WestWorld.
Beenu said on 23/Apr/18
If I looked like that... I couldn't care less about my height
5'10
Smiles03 said on 22/Apr/18
A very strong 5'10
Adamz said on 17/Oct/17
looks right
Flyin said on 17/Aug/17
100% in point with the downgrade from a few years ago. Looking at Westworld he didn't quite seem 178cm.
Junior said on 14/Aug/17
Couldn't disagree with this listing. James Marsden at times look close to 5'10 but more like 5'9.5"
adam said on 14/Aug/17
he's 176 cm
Bobby said on 27/Jul/17
He gets 5'10 from me.
Truth said on 21/Jul/17
the above picture looks 5ft 10 to me
EVOOO said on 19/Jul/17
Strong 5'10"
John said on 17/Jul/17
Seems a 5'9 to me. He looks about even with Ed Harris.
MaskDeMasque said on 3/Jul/17
I'm 5'9.5 and in the photo above he looks proportionally very similar to me. Plus i never thought he looked the full 5'10 in Xmen.
EJ said on 5/Apr/17
Click Here If Ben is listed 5'11 and Luke 5'9.5 James is probably 5'10...
Flyin said on 7/Mar/17
Well he pulls off 5'10 in film quite well. But looking at that picture of Josh Radnor he will be the 177cm with Radnor the solid 5'11.25 at 181cm.
delancey said on 24/Feb/17
Looks 5'10 in Westworld. But seeing some of the pictures posted here makes me agree that he's under.
Andrew said on 24/Nov/16
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5'7-5'8 tops!
Arc107 said on 7/Apr/16
I think 5'9.5 is the lowest he could be and 5'10.5 is the most but he's most likely in the middle so rob maybe put him in at 5.10?
Lonestar said on 28/Nov/15
Hes 5'10
luckyluke said on 19/Jun/15
Nuni says on 31/May/15
Just saw him at a restaurant I'm 5'8 he was much taller then me easy 6 foot

Hahaha he's 5'10 you must be much smaller than 5'8 if he towered you
Nuni said on 31/May/15
Just saw him at a restaurant I'm 5'8 he was much taller then me easy 6 foot
Josh said on 8/Feb/15
He is definitely 5'10
xaoxio said on 17/Oct/14
well Rob, take a look, if Marsden is 5'9.5" then how tall is Luke Bracey? Click Here
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your thoughts????
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11 range could be possible]
Kenny said on 11/Oct/14
Why the downgrade rob?
[Editor Rob: I think just under 5ft 10 is more suited]
Andrea said on 30/Aug/14
Rob, that guy (Luca Argentero) and Raoul Bova will be in a movie together, so it'll be interesting to see the difference between the two. Btw, i met an italian guy who is pretty famous here and who claims 188. I saw him close and i am sure this guy is not over 183-184. Well, this guy "interviewed" many celebrities and Bova too. Bova easily looked at least 2-3 cms shorter and he also probably had shoe advantage, so he really isnt over 180-181! ;)
Andrea said on 26/Jul/14
Rob, what about a downgrade? And please dont't answer with "he's likely a weak 5'10" or something like that! He's 5'9.25 at most, being generous...
[Editor Rob: 5ft 9.5 might be an ok shout]
cole said on 25/Jul/14
@MD: 100% agree. 5'9 flat has been my estimate for him for as long as I can remember.
It should be quite obvious that this guy is not the 5'10 he claims.

It's worth posting this again (with 5'11 Josh Radnor): Click Here
Both are wearing flipflops at this event. Compared to a 5'11 guy - Marsden's a 5'9 guy if I ever saw one...

@Editor Rob: Steve Carell claims 5'10, but is listed 5'9 because he genuinely looks it - Marsden is exactly the same, and should be listed accordingly ;)
Hypado said on 22/Jun/14
looks 178cm in Walk of Shame (2014)
Byron T. said on 19/May/14
I'm seeing no more than 5'9'' flat for James Marsden, if a 5'8'' Patrick Stewart in 2 inch heeled cowboy boots is slightly taller than him. Marsden probably has a 1 inch heel, if that.

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5'11 morning said on 27/Feb/14
Hollywood adds 2-3 inches on most male actors who are average height. Burt Reynolds said it best.
Realist said on 23/Feb/14
5'8.5 evening 5'9 morning.
MD said on 19/Feb/14
RRob,

Here he is with 5'9" Steve Carell. The rest of the set of pics at Getty show that they are both in boots:

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Unless Carell is in lifts, too - and I guess anything is possible - there is no way James if a full 5'10". The 5'10" claim is his shoe height, obviously.
lelman said on 7/Oct/13
Clearly taller than 5'8" Cameron Diaz in 'The Box'. 5'10" seems fair to me.
shamrock said on 25/Aug/13
Flight attendant alert : Carried him on flight. 5'7 max. Same height as me or smaller.
mork said on 19/Jul/13
Marsden must have been standing on a box the entire time he was shooting X-men
cole said on 13/Jul/13
He's clearly more than 1.25" shorter than Josh Radnor who might even be 5'11 flat. I don't buy 5'10 for this guy. Closer to 5'9 range is more likely.
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Mamaflapjacks said on 12/Feb/13
No way is he 5'10". It was obvious in 27dresses that he is shorter than Katherine Heigl and she is 5'9"
Silent d said on 28/Oct/12
5 foot 10.
SAMMY DERRICK said on 15/Oct/12
ACCORDING TO A CERTAIN WEBSITE I VISITIED JAMES MARSDEN HAD TO USE LIFTS IN ORDER TO BE 6,2 IN X MEN FILMS.SO I THINK HE IS 5,10
Ed said on 8/Aug/12
I wonder how he looks taller than Famke Janssen in some of his photos with her.
Silent d said on 30/Dec/11
He was a little shorter than jesse tyler ferguson who is 5 foot 10. Unless jesse is actually 180cm than it doesn't make sense. How tall is eric stonestreet? He looks about 6 foot 1 or 2.
linke said on 20/Dec/11
5'10.
Gary said on 8/Nov/11
u nuts? He's probably just 5"8.
Legend said on 6/Oct/11
I guess he got shorter when he came out of the closet.
Legend said on 26/Sep/11
@James

Well that was my first guess. However I have succumbed to proof of his hair and him leaning in in front of the camera. I think he's 5'9 now.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 18/Sep/11
Hard picture to judge. He's closer to the camera and leaning in.
James said on 11/Sep/11
Legend says on 6/Sep/11
No he doesn't James. He's in front of Mamun and still looks no more than 1.5 inches taller.

Mamun is a strong 5'8 like 173-174cm. Marsden is losing about half an inch with his posture in the pic. Granted as well maybe his hairstyle might be adding more height in the photo?

I think 5'10 is fine
Legend said on 6/Sep/11
No he doesn't James. He's in front of Mamun and still looks no more than 1.5 inches taller.
James said on 4/Sep/11
he looks a little over 5'10 flat with mamun like 5'10 1/2.
Legend said on 31/Aug/11
I agree with Lazlo somewhat.
Lazlo said on 29/Aug/11
at best 5'9 even in that picture above, could in fact be wearing lifts in the pic --honestly looks like a 5
8 dude
Terryman said on 27/Aug/11
he does not look 179cm in the pic above people,he is infront of the camera a flat 5'10 is ok for him
DF said on 21/Aug/11
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Legend said on 17/Aug/11
He's 5'9 after I had time to really look at this picture. He's definitely no 5'10. I would say 5'9 flat.
Katya said on 12/Aug/11
Andrea must be right. In Hop Marsden seems to be around 2 and a half inches taller than Kelly Cuoco when they are both in flats. Cuoco is 5'6.
Tyler said on 18/Jul/11
5'10".
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Jul/11
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here he's with two italian... the man on the left is 181! the man on the right is 180! for rampage that says that italians are short: they claim these heights and marsden is 175 tops! so you are the short one, rampage! -.-
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jul/11
5ft10.25(178cm)
Legend said on 20/Jun/11
He looks 5'10.
Mathew said on 15/Jun/11
Looks easily 5'10" next to Mamun.
Eva said on 9/Jun/11
James Marsden must be 5 ft 10, like he says. I dont know any models under that height, and he did modelling earlier in his career.
TheVerve180 said on 2/Apr/11
camera angle nick...damn you are stupid.
random guy said on 28/Mar/11
probably 5'10.5 he's leaning over a bit here.
James said on 9/Mar/11
looks 5'10 1/2
anonymous said on 28/Jan/11
Unlike a lot of actors who claim 5'10 he looks as tall as he says he is.
jake said on 25/Jan/11
looks a strong 5' 10" to me, maybe 178-179 cm.
PatB said on 26/Dec/10
To me arguing as to whether he is 5'9" or 5'10" seems silly. He's about average for a Caucasian American male - the average being about 5'9" or 5'10" depending on your source. He's definitely too short to be the ideal screen hero who is about 6'2" (e.g. Pierce Brosnan or Gregory Peck - guys with a similar look and coloring to Marsden). But he isn't one of those poor ****s like Robert Downey Jr. or Robert De Niro who is below average in height and spends his whole career trying to hide that fact.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/10
177cm is closer.
talker said on 7/Jul/09
the guy looks 1" shorter than Dempsey who is around 5'9".He IS definitely NOT taller than Dempsey.
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mojo said on 2/Jun/09
he looks 5'10 in the movie sex drive
JD said on 10/May/09
he looks tall for a 5'10 guy, probably because most 5'10 guys claim 5'11. he's legit.
Random Person said on 25/Apr/09
Yeah he does seem 5'10, doubt he's around 5'8 as claimed by JP.
rony192cm said on 16/Apr/09
This guy looks like Tom Cruise twin brother. Especially at the first glance
EJperfection said on 5/Apr/09
Come on! people! Stop making this talent, nice and beautiful actor shorter 'cause he
JP said on 3/Apr/09
talker says on 30/Mar/09
there is no way this guy is 5'10".he is around 5'8" like some people said.Just take a look at 27 dresses,he looks short.5'10" guys look 6' on film.

Think about it Katherine Heigl is like 5'8-5'9 and he looks an inch taller, baring in mind i've heard she's wearing small heals throughout the film and taking into account his footwear, he works out 5'10 at least, your argument bares no logic, explain? how can you possibly say "there is no way this guy is 5'10" even if he is not 5'10, he's 5'9-5'9.5 at the very least! and the reason he looks short is because Katherine Heigl is a tall woman, do the maths it's simple!
Johnny said on 1/Apr/09
5'10" guys look 6 foot on film? What the heck are you talking about? He's 5'10", and he doesn't look short. He always looks average height, and if you are average height you are going to look average standing next to other men unless you are wearing lifts. Bottom line is he is not short, and he's definitely not 5'8".
ZAQ said on 30/Mar/09
is he serious about hanging himself upside down at night???
talker said on 30/Mar/09
there is no way this guy is 5'10".he is around 5'8" like some people said.Just take a look at 27 dresses,he looks short.5'10" guys look 6' on film.
horacle said on 28/Mar/09
5'10 no more no less. He can look tall with appropriate footwear.
Byron T. said on 4/Mar/09
I'm under the impression that a 5'10 James Marsden wore lifts in the first two X-Men films, but not in the final one. In his brief scene with Famke Jannsen (before she kills him), she's like an inch or so taller than him.
Josh.J said on 13/Jan/09
so thats why he looked so tall in x-men. i rewatched it couple of nights ago and was perplexed by how tall he was. and yeah jackman looks short(er) in the film then he really is.
Nicole said on 6/Jan/09
Thought he is more in the 6ft1inch range, that`s not the case.
Ian said on 31/Dec/08
With a sizable lean in too. He has a bigger head than mamum so go by top of head not eyelevel. I would say 5ft10-11
Anonymous said on 31/Dec/08
He is slightly closer to the camera, hence why he looks taller, but we can not be sure of his footwear. Could be as low as 5'8".
Big King said on 27/Dec/08
He looks 5'11 1/2" beside mamun.
Mamun said on 12/Nov/08
It's my own new idea of a cool superman costume my friend !

Regards

mamun
el toppo said on 12/Nov/08
haha. funny pic! I like your shirt Mamum. Is that a Donner era Superman emblym?
Anonymous said on 27/Aug/08
the guy looks an inch shorter than 5'9' patrick Dempsey,i say 5'8".
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Mamun said on 25/Jul/08
That's just about how much I think so too .

Regards

Mamun
Mamun said on 24/Jul/08
Thanks for the compliment BK_Daniel !!

Regards

Mamun
BK_Daniel said on 16/Jul/08
Wow, this guy is so slim I thought he is 6'2". Sometimes I see 6 foot guys that thin but 5'10" is shocking. Very interesting and strange, thanks for the website Rob; Mamun is the man, good job.
Lila said on 28/May/08
I stumbled upon this site because my 8-year-old son and I were looking up Superman pictures. It's so weird to me that people are debating Marsden's height, but weirder still that someone "has" to lie about it in their line of work. I found this pic from the Enchanted premiere, so I looked up Dempsey and found his height is listed as 5'10
Marcus the Swede. said on 27/Mar/08
Anonymous...?To tall for him?well you are to anynomous for us...agree..stereotypes were cool in the 60.s and even then it was lame
Another Random Person said on 23/Mar/08
Yes indeed "Anonymous", there ain't such thing as a height limit, stereotypes were cool... like in the 60s.
Random Person said on 5/Mar/08
Yeah that's a pretty lame thing to say Anonymous
Antron said on 6/Feb/08
Why is that anonymous? I wasn't aware there was a height limit...
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/08
In 27 dresses Katherine Heigl was taller than James Marsden in most of the scenes because she had heels on. I think hes 5'10 while katherine is about 5'9 or 5'8 1/2. Shes too tall for him.
Viper said on 12/Dec/07
I didnt notice that he was shorter than Nick Stahl in disturbing behavior. He just physically looked like a 5-10 guy in that film.
height_police said on 10/Dec/07
he is 5'9...and 5'11 in lifts! maybe a little closer to 6'0
Ray said on 9/Dec/07
I just don't see how both him and Stahl can both be listed as 5'10, watch Disturbing Behavior. Marsden is noticeably shorter and he's the main character.
meta said on 5/Dec/07
he's sooo cute.
and yes he looks just about that.
Danius said on 3/Dec/07
gives 5'9ish impression
Anon said on 2/Dec/07
"My friends I never had the chance to take a good look at his foortwear .
I dress like this because Superman is who I am ! I am not kidding ! I
was sent down here on this crazy planet by my parents . "

ROFLMAO
ray said on 2/Dec/07
I think 5'9 is more like it. Him and Nick Stahl are both listed as 5'10, but if you watch disturbing behavior nick is like an inch or two taller easy. I don't know why they would try to make the main character of the movie smaller. So i think he had some added footwear here with Mamun.
Mamun said on 2/Dec/07
My friends I never had the chance to take a good look at his foortwear .
I dress like this because Superman is who I am ! I am not kidding ! I
was sent down here on this crazy planet by my parents .

Regards
Mamun
brother_h said on 2/Dec/07
he actually looks 5'9 ish.
Viper said on 30/Nov/07
James certaintly looked a legit 5-10 in disturbing behavior. Im surprised by the short estimations for him.
Antron said on 30/Nov/07
He looks a legit 5'10 here. He would have to be wearing pretty hefty shoes to look so much taller than Mamun if he were 5'7" as some are claiming. He looks like a proportionately average guy. He doesn't look like a shorter guy with big shoes on.
RobertJ said on 30/Nov/07
Looks like there sitting in that shot katie, notice how lowe they are to the chair and doorknob?
bam said on 30/Nov/07
i don't get it mamun , do you walk down the street dressed like superman?
No offense intended, superman's awesome, im just a litle curious about the circumstance.
mofo said on 30/Nov/07
well hes leaning there have to ask mamum if he had suspicous footwear well did he? if not I agree with robs listed height 5ft10 seems about right here cause thats my exact height right there (178cm).
Catsman said on 30/Nov/07
Hi Katie - out of interest, why does it break your heart that he's probably 5'8?
Katie said on 29/Nov/07
As much as it breaks my heart, I bet James is no taller than 5'8. Here's a photo of him from Sugar and Spice with actress Marley Shelton, who's 5'6. She's probably wearing heels, but even so, she's still taller than him.
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Anonymous said on 18/Aug/07
Mardsen is no taller than 5'8 and i am quite certain of that , his pictures are enough to prove that.Famke is 5'11 and through out the X Men movie she looked a little taller than Mardsen who had lifts on.Hugh was diminshed a little because he looked only an inch over Famke where is he ought to look 3 inches taller than her.
Addy said on 11/Jul/07
I would have to agree with the poster from 05'. Marsden looks a whole lot closer to 5'5 than 5'11. Just take a look at this set of pictures. in 72/98 he definitely doesn't look over 5'7. Click Here
Ed said on 18/Apr/07
That's crazy, that means Marsden had to wear 4inch lifts to be able to look the same height as Jackman. Mane wore huge boots for Sabretooth, but those were obvious as hell, they looked like Frankenstein boots covered in fur. Funny considering he's already 6ft8!
But in the scene where Wolverine wakes up and is running around the school, Marsden(Cyclops) walks right up to him, face to face and looks taller.
Nicola Phan said on 15/Mar/07
James Marsden's height 5 ft 10.5 in (179 cm) to be exact. Because Famke Janssen (5 ft 11.25 in-181 cm) looked slightly taller than him (without high-heel) in X-men

[Editor Rob: he's only said he's 5ft 10, and in x-men as mentioned wore lifts]
Scott summers said on 13/Mar/07
Marsden is definately 5'10". Refer to superman returns. Brandon Routh, who is 6'3" looks almost 5 inches taller than him. So marsden is 5'10" for sure.
Jewel said on 11/Mar/07
theres a movie called "disturbing behavior" on lifetime movie network haha and he is opposite katie holmes who is 5 9? hes atleast an inch and a half taller than her... the movie was made in 1996
A said on 2/Jun/06
A foot is about the distance from the shoulder to the top of the head. Even if Tyler straightens up and James stops hanging onto Tyler, there's no way James' head would be only up to Tyler's shoulder.
Anonymous said on 28/May/06
He doesn't look nearly a foot shorter than Tyler Mane here:
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Wellingfan said on 17/Dec/05
In this pic, next to 5'10'' Sam Huntington (according to IMDB) and 6'2 1/2'' Brandon Routh (who may be slouching abit, after all, he's Clark Kent!): http://www.kal-el.org/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/superman_05.jpg

[Editor Rob: yes, he looks taller there, just looking beside 5ft 10 james, closer to 190...actually having looked at most pics of this guy now, when brandonrouth.com says about 189cm being mentioned by publicist...it sounds feasible.
I will regrade him up! Maybe Routh has followed in the footsteps of John McEnroe and managed to gain an extra inch!
]
J. said on 31/Jul/05
I was being facetious with the previous post. The guy admits he's 5'10" yet strangely, it gets turned into him being an even 6 feet on IMDB. I notice that IMDB usually gives the celebs 2 inches from they height they admit they are. Hollywood tradition?
J. said on 30/Jul/05
According to IMDB, Marsden is an even 6 feet and "He wore lifts for many of the scenes in the X-Men movies, because his character Cyclops is supposed to be 6' 3" compared to a 5' 3" Wolverine. In actuality, Marsden is only about 6 feet tall even, about the same height as Famke Janssen (as his love interest, Jean Gray) and about 2 or 3 inches shorter than Hugh Jackman (who played Wolverine)."

[Editor Rob: there is the quote direct from Marsden at the top of the page where he said this...and also stated his height as 5ft 10...]
Cycklops said on 30/Jul/05
Marsden came by the office I work at (movie production company) a couple days ago.

He's 5'10" or so. Not a small guy.
Buster said on 14/May/05
I just saw Disturbing Behavior. He, Nick Stahl and Katie Holms are all about the same height. There's a scene in the beginning when all three of them stood next to each other in the supermarket.
Smoke said on 27/Apr/05
Interesting, Famke to me has never really quite looked her 5'11" listing, and same goes for Romijn and her majestic listing. After seeing Marsden in one of his old teeny movies, I was darn near shocked to see his 6'1" listing, I thought to myself, if he's 6'1", then I'm 6'4". Granted I've never pictured him standing quite as short as 5'5", I think the editor is bang on with this listing.

[Editor Rob: Marsden in the quote on this page said it himself as being a 5ft 10 guy who needed lifts to look big in X-Men. I think the 6ft 1 came because if you judged him from that movie...he looks a big guy!]
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/05
This is something interesting. I know a friend who worked on X-2, and I asked her how tall were the X-men this was what she told me. Hugh Jackman is about 6'2", Famke Jannsen is about 5'9", Rebecca Romijn is about 5'10" and James Marsden is about 5'5"! She told me that James required to stand on boxes to level up to Famke. Also worth noting there was a Glamour magazine issue that featured Famke Jannsen, Halle Berry and Rebecca Romijn on the cover. In it Famke and Rebecca said that because they're tall, there would be male actors who would say they're 5'11", when really they're 5'6"

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