James Marsters Height
5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
American actor best known for playing Spike on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He said in an online chat with sabershadokat.com in response to the question "We're all debating between 5-7 and 5-8."
..."Oh my god, I'm 5-10. Jesus Christ. 5-8!"
. His English talent agency listed him as "Height: 5ft 9in"
and in 2020 when asked how tall he was by Michael Rosenbaum said "Five Nine">. These photos were from Collectormania events, he had a fraction more footwear than us.
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5ft 9.24in (175.9cm)
said on 21/Jul/20
Here's the point where he talks about the "humiliation of acting with Tom Welling": Click Here
To be honest, I don't think Michael truly believes Tom is 6'5 and he's probably just joking a bit there, but it's funny that he says that, when he previously guessed Jared at only 6'3, LOL!
Btw Rob, I don't know if it's a bug or something, but the classic column on the right is completely missing on this page!
I fixed that bug, I think James was honest with the 5ft 9, it's a good admission.
cris_cro said on 20/Jul/20
Yes, sometimes I tune in and the topics are very interesting
said on 17/Jul/20
He says here he's 5ft9
They also say Tom welling is 6ft5 :)
Never realised Michael had his podcast, seemed interesting to listen too.
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 27/May/20
This dude is 5ft 9 at lowest for sure like I see he is inch taller than you in those pics....
Nik Ashton said on 18/May/20
He’s NOT over listed!
Vexacus said on 15/May/20
Haha he looks like a though guy , I thought that you have to be a six footer at least. But I really doubt he is the ultimate a... Since he doesn't look any shorter than Rob . I could buy his 5'10 claim because he wears thick shoes.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 28/Apr/20
@Christian 6'5 3/8"- I do agree
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 22/Apr/20
5'9" as listed
said on 27/Jan/20
Rob why does he look so short here
Sometimes he's looked under 5ft 9, but in person he always looks no less than 5ft 9 range to me.
6footTom said on 17/Jan/20
He gets kinda dwarfed by David Boreanaz on both Buffy and Angel. That's not even considering that supposedly James Marsters himself mentioned that he wore lifts on Angel to avoid looking puny next to Boreanaz on Angel. I don't buy that he's anything over this listing.
khaled taban said on 28/Dec/19
5'9.25" , a bit taller than me.
Looks a full inch taller than Rob
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
He pulls off looking 5’9” well!
berta said on 22/Apr/19
Almost 177 out of bed and 175 flat in the evening. I think he is a tiny fraction over 5 foot 9 during the day.
Greg said on 23/Nov/17
He has the head of a 5'11/6 footer.
JJAK said on 27/Oct/17
Of the 20 or so buffy epis ive seen he was in many he looks 5 8 a strong 5 8.
5 10 is hilarious the weak 5 10 is much taller and the old lib guy towers him.
Boreanz who is little to go off as he was overlisted made him look like a dwarf.
said on 25/Oct/17
Is this why some people give celebs you meet a taller guess, because they think of you as 5'8.5" rather than 5'8 1/8"?
Editor Rob: there are definitely honest celebs out there...look at guys like John Simm and Burn Gorman, both claim 5ft 9...they would see me as 5ft 8, well because I am!
Masters is similar to both those guys but went with 5ft 10...I think he meant in shoes.
said on 24/Oct/17
Given that I think of Rob as more like 5'8 1/2 than 5'8, I think this guy is more like 5'9 1/2.
Editor Rob: don't think of me like that.
Working from home means I don't hit my low height anywhere near as often as I would if working or on feet for hours 👍
said on 17/Oct/17
Rob,when these pics were taken,please?he looks young but there is no way a 55 years old would look that young,I'm assuming they were taken in the early years of the site, at least the one with Jenny,hell,it's hard to believe he's actually 8 years older than her and 14 older than yourself,would have given him 30-35 max and 35-40 with you.
I mean,even in recent pics I would give him 45 rather than 55.
Editor Rob: I think he was 46 when I seen him first.
Cameron said on 13/Sep/17
I'd go with 176, looks a full inch taller than Rob.
said on 22/Jun/17
Well Rob after your reply to me at Robert Knepper's page, I came to a wild conclusion this guy's the ultimate a-hole. 😉😉😉
Editor Rob: Marsters is one of probably a dozen possibilities!
Arthur said on 13/Apr/17
Editor Rob: certainly not!
Like you'd admit it if he were!
said on 4/Apr/17
Editor Rob: certainly not!
said on 26/Oct/16
are the chance of him being 176 bigger than 174? in the top photo he gives a 176 impression ?
Editor Rob: he could pass for a solid 5ft 9 yes
Byron T. said on 5/Aug/16
@ Rob: Agreed! I think he'll be able to maintain his 5'9'' height in his 50's. I flirted with doing a photo op with Milo Ventimiglia at con just to see if he would pull any of his trademark height increase tricks on me. :D Unfortunately, he ended up cancelling his appearance due to a scheduling conflict.
said on 5/Aug/16
Here's my photo I had taken recently with James Marsters at Wizard World Columbus Comic Con 2016:
I agree with his 5'9.'' listing. We're both wearing boots in this photo (mine are 1 inch heeled). When we stood face-to-face during our photo op session, he seemed around the same height as me. Even being in his early 50's, he looks very young for his age and I don't think he's lost any height. James Marsters is the coolest!
Editor Rob: I think he is still holding 5ft 9, he might make it through his 50's not losing anything noticeable.
Lendal said on 21/Apr/16
5'8.5". And Spike rules!!!
avenger987 said on 14/Mar/16
I love how he's hugging you guys as if he has known you for years. What a great guy, don't you think Rob? Definitely 5'9 to 5'9.5 range.
Brad said on 19/Feb/16
He's the ultimate (like da G) and Spike is 5' 8"
said on 19/Feb/16
Hey Rob, since James is 53 now, do you think he would've shrunk to 5'8.5/174cm?
Editor Rob: he's a pretty fit guy so he might still be holding on...I wouldn't expect he has lost anything noticeable, but losing a few mm's in early 50's is pretty common. It's just not really noticeable until a bigger fraction.
said on 14/Jan/16
Rob, he is a real @sshole isn't he? ;)
Editor Rob: not really!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/15
175-176cm range for me.
CD said on 25/Mar/15
Pulling off 5ft 9 in the top pic and Jenny pic... the bottom Rob pic not so much.
Craig said on 13/Dec/14
Looking at that picture I think Jenny is quite enjoying herself ;)
blue said on 15/Oct/14
In Buffy he's always smaller than other Buffy's lovers...no luck.
1m73-75 probably... AND he looks better with blond hair!
Emil 182.5-184.5 cm said on 20/Sep/14
Okay I take that comment back lmao
Emil 182.5 cm said on 7/Sep/14
Honest guy, and why shouldn't he be?
Berek said on 25/Jun/14
Height sensitive. Looks about 5'8".5 and no more. His hair in these photographs gives the illusions of an extra half inch. I would be very surprised if he exceeded 174cm on a stadiometer,
said on 1/Jun/14
This guy is hardly 5.7 barefoot.He gets 5.9 with elevator shoes.
And i dont mean Rob.
said on 6/May/14
Rob, 2 questions:
1)Why is your face covered here and
2)Has James Marsters ever been listed at 5 ft 8.5?
[Editor Rob: he's been 5ft 9 since I can remember, the picture is fixed now!]
Balrog said on 5/May/14
He is not a full 5'9'' but now I understand why Rob doesn't want to downgrade him!
Inches said on 29/Mar/14
Either 5-8.5 or 5-8.75. Not quite a full 5-9
Mastro said on 19/Mar/14
5'9" sounds good- John Barrowman had about 2-3 inches on him in Torchwood, and Barrowman is 5'11"-6ish.
said on 15/Mar/14
The more i see of this guy, the more he looks shorter than 5'9... He doesn't look 5'9 next to Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Aaron Ashmore. I just saw him in an episode of Supernatural too and he looked short, more than just 3 inches shorter than Ackles... But Rob said he's no less than 5'9 in person. Mmh...
[Editor Rob: unless he had lifts the times I saw him...here he is With 2 people on left
who claim 5ft 8, allan hyde and mariana klaveno, obviously she has more footwear there.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Dec/13
Strong 5ft9 Rob?
Ted said on 26/Nov/13
5'8" at most. Never looked taller than that on Buffy.
Powerhouse said on 19/Nov/13
@Bakura I thought he said he only did that for one episode.
Bakura said on 18/Nov/13
@Powerhouse- James wore lifts around Boreanaz....
LG69 said on 7/Nov/13
5'8.5"-5'9" for James. He consistently looks 3-3.5" shorter than 6'0 David Boreanaz.
Powerhouse said on 27/Oct/13
There was never more than 2.5 - 3 inches between James and David Boreanaz, so either James is 5'9.5 or David is a flat 6'0.
Kaptain Kool said on 9/Sep/13
I honestly think he MUST have shrunk, standing next to a 5'11" Michael Rosenbaum and a 6'0" Aaron Ashmore he is at LEAST 4 inches shorter.
Len said on 24/Aug/13
I guess there could be lifts involved, but generally Marsters looks like a well-proportioned 5-8 or 5-9 guy.
Anything more than that is silly, though.
JK said on 14/Jan/13
his hair makes him look taller
said on 8/Jan/13
That's a promotional image and could quite easily have been manipulated in the editing process to downplay the height difference between the two. Also,
In this video, Marsters freely admits to wearing lifts around Boreanaz- what's to suggest he isn't doing so there? I seriously doubt he'd need to wear lifts to work around a 2in height difference. Taking into account also, that Boreanaz is still noticeably taller than 5'8.5 Emily Deschanel when she's wearing heels, unless he too is a habitual lift-wearer, anything under 6'0.5 for him is exceedingly unlikely.
Hullywood 1.75.5m said on 13/Nov/12
Was he friendly Rob? Or is he a celeb who knows he is it and handle other peoples like that? I like him, cause he played a great character on "Buffy".
Do you always mean "standing-straight"-height, if you list somebody on your website? I mean, can Stallone (for example) be 1.74m, if he wouldnt stand straight, even when you listed him here as 1.75m?
Sorry for bad english.
said on 23/Jan/12
hey rob why did you cover your face? just curious
[Editor Rob: so as not to scare the kids away!]
ChiasmataX said on 3/Jan/12
with a slight footwear advantage it is possible he's a few mm below 5'9/175.26cm. I think he's about 175cm so accurate listing.
said on 28/Dec/11
Ok Rob, please tell me your opinion of his height with bad posture, relaxed posture. Can he then be under 1.75m (not in shoes)? I want him my hieght. Arrghh ^^.
[Editor Rob: I think he's 5ft 9 and probably doesn't drop below it.]
Sean73 said on 8/Dec/11
Hey Andrea[ita]i agree with you.Looks like a 5-9 guy standing next to a 6-3 guy judging from your pic.
daggxsent said on 6/Dec/11
im 6'2 and i met marsters at the convention show on buffy, stand next to him, i saw the photos below im the same height as tom welling, so obviously i was a lot taller than him, but i say 1.75 seems right, i dont think he is less than that, 1.76 cm could not be that impossible either
Marty said on 23/Oct/11
Met the guy at at Buffy fan fair and he's a little taller then me im 5'8 and he's not much taller then me 5'9 would be right on the money
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 16/Oct/11
He's easily 5'9, looks nearly 6inches shorter than Tom Welling!
said on 10/Sep/11
I think i ask you this one time... 1.74.5m, not standing straight at night ist impossible for him Rob?
[Editor Rob: I think 5ft 9 is just fair, he always looks no less than that]
said on 14/Aug/11
rob you think that maybe he was using lift because after seeing the photos looks smaller than it is here. You have to like Justin Chatwin
5.11 here and the height difference is about 3 inches or a little more
[Editor Rob: chatwin looks taller than chow there, but I think James always looks 5ft 9 range whenever I have seen him.]
said on 2/Aug/11
yeah! Rampage the usual one! 177? and tom welling is 6ft2? you have a great conception of height! take a look at this: Click Here
ANDREA[ITA] said on 16/Jul/11
rampage how can you even try to say he's 177? you say tom welling is 6'2 and you say james marsters is 177? ahahah did you see smallville? he looks 14-15 cms shorter than tom welling! they often use camera tricks to make him appear less shorter but in some shots you clearly see tom towers over him by 5 inches! 5'9 is about right!
John said on 20/May/11
James looked tiny in height and frame on Smallville next to Tom Welling.
Aaron said on 19/Apr/11
Verve, I'm pretty sure he was referring to MALE friends. Even 5'11" for a girl, though, isn't "freakish". It's the equivalent to a 6'4" guy, which isn't freakish at all.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/11
177cm looks closer
dmeyer said on 2/Apr/11
0.25 in footwear counts 6.35 mm
TheVerve180 said on 1/Apr/11
sure Big Jon sure...human growth hormone must be popular these days. Better be a bit smaller and very healthy than huge and have a deformity of somekind! Come on! women over 6foot arent normal!
Big Jon said on 14/Mar/11
Shaun, when my sister's friends come over ( they are ranged 16 to 18 as far as age) they are all at or over 6'0...5'9 seems tiny these days...i'm 6'0 3/4 and would say 5'11 to 6'0 seems the new average for the younger generation
Shaun said on 30/Jan/11
Looks exactly average height to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/11
5"9.25-5"9.5 range...seems near his claim, Rob
Mike said on 1/Nov/10
I always wondered how tall he was when I saw him on Smallville. Big boy Tom Welling has half a foot on him!
ghost said on 28/Jun/09
he is one of the best actors.. spike was the perfect rol for him.. should make a show based on spike.. and on Dragon Ball Evolution he should of have be Vegeta.. not Picolo sigh
said on 10/Jun/09
Tom Welling towers over him in Smallville. If we are to believe he is 5"9 then Tom has got to be close to the 6"3 that he claims he is. Wouldn't you agree, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I've always believed when welling said he was almost 6ft 3, he is a little under, 6ft 2.5 is fair for him. When he has had scenes with people I've seen on smallville I think his height holds up.]
Sydney said on 25/May/09
He may be 5"10 cos when i was watching shadow puppets he seemed 5"10 in most of the movie and there were a lot of bare foot scenes at the start next to the 6foot chick (i dont know her name) he was only a bit shorter than her so i would say 5"9 and 3/4 maybe 5"10
chris175 said on 23/May/09
awful posture in every pic above, strong 5-9, could be 5-9.5
Steve198 said on 18/May/09
In Smallville,Tom Welling looks like a monster near to him.
Anonymous said on 20/Apr/09
well guys Sarah Michelle Gellar is 5"4 and James Marsters is 5'9 and i have gathered enough evidence to proove this is true
Patrick said on 8/Apr/09
He just simply can't be less than 5'9: look at these pictures! In SV or elsewhere, he looks even taller but never less than 5'9.
kieran said on 28/Mar/09
I don`t know. In Buffy he did look quite tall but in Torchwood he is tiny. Maybe Torchwood being a British production does not bother to enhance their actors. Maybe Joe is right is saying compared to...... Eric Idle, Mchael Palin, Les Dennis all looked small compared with their giant partners, Hugh Laurie also compared to Steven Fry.
zoe said on 10/Feb/09
i love james marsters!! he is totally brilliant and the absolute perfect size for him.
me said on 29/Jan/09
Marsters may look like a "small fry" in some scenes because the cast of Angel were giants. At 6'1", Boreanaz was the shortest male cast member until Marsters came in.
Joe said on 13/Jan/09
I was watching Angel a few weeks ago I think the last episode he is a small fry compared to the others. I'm not saying he's short I don't know or even seen him but I think he's one of those "Fonzie" characters small but make's a HUGE presense.
Shawn Jones said on 11/Jan/09
"Anyone else think this guy resembles a younger Patrick Stewart? Similar height too."
No... James has a thick head of hair well into his 40s. Stewart was bald as a cueball at 19.
Amy said on 4/Dec/08
he's probably lost and inch or so over the years by either the results of age or bad posture.perhaps not.He appears to slouch forward and crane his neck which I think is a natural stance for him.it's especially noticeable when he does scenes without a shirt.even in these pictures it looks like he's not standing up straight.who knows.as for the reason why he probably got upset well..a man's character is often measured by his height.made obvious by all the comments below.it's the ceiling effect.taller men are respected more get the higher paying jobs are seen as leaders etc.....James isn't too tall or too short if he says he's 5'10 he probably is or was at one time.
sid said on 1/Dec/08
Etoile when I saw him at subway he looked 5'8 as well I had 2 inches on him. I got a pretty good estimate to he was 2 people head of me in a line up
Etoile said on 26/Nov/08
My guess is 5'8" and that's from sharing the stage with him at a con in Baltimore. I was surprised how short he was - barely taller than my mom! Kind of pleased to see that I was so close to accurate.
Yaspaa said on 25/Aug/08
It's not an issue Helen,I don't know about Hugh but I just like to argue.
Hugh said on 25/Aug/08
Hi Helen!This is such an issue because we all want it to be.Simple,isn't it? ;)
Helen said on 22/Aug/08
I'm just so curious why this is such an issue? Why would anyone care how tall or short Mr. Marsters is? He's a fantastic actor, decent musician, and his eyes are blue (without a doubt! LOL)
Emilie said on 22/Aug/08
I think anywhere between 5ft 8.5 and 5ft 9. As James is only a bit smaller than co-star David Boreanaz who's listed as 6ft 0.5. (eventhough I personally think that he's always looked taller!)
thekiddd said on 20/Aug/08
I don't know why he'd freak out over 5'8". It's just an inch they were off by.
Yaspaa said on 20/Aug/08
46 today can you believe.
Its A Punjabi Ting (UK) said on 18/Aug/08
Jlee, I agree with you.
Brad said on 18/Aug/08
Everybody looks tall next to Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Jason said on 16/Aug/08
Anyone else think this guy resembles a younger Patrick Stewart? Similar height too.
Anonymous said on 14/Aug/08
WOW. Only 5'9"? I thought he was AT LEAST 6'1". Maybe I came to that conclusion because Sarah Michelle Gellar is so teeny. He dwarfs her on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
miko said on 14/Aug/08
He just about scrapes 5"9 for me. He could be 5"8.75.
Ronaldo said on 6/Aug/08
Jlee men and women have other proportions, that's why a 5ft11 girl looks reallly tall while a 5ft11 looks normal.
Jlee said on 5/Aug/08
rob, he is an inch taller than you and it looks like the difference is very close. Yet, when I am with a five foot eleven girl, I feel like I am dwarfed and I am five ten! Lets say she wears no heels, still. Yet when i am with a five eleven guy, I feel like we are the same. Like this guy is about your height. If a girl is one inch, it seems like 3 to me.
Ronaldo said on 5/Aug/08
5ft9 sounds correct
Yaspaa said on 4/Aug/08
Rocky if you are only an inch taller there is no way you would be able to see over his head.
Rocky said on 8/Jul/08
I seen James marster here in Vancouver he was at the subway here on robson, he was standing in line, I was 2 people away, he looked around 5'9, I'm 5'10 I can see over his head. this like 2005 2006 when they did season 5
Realme2008 said on 18/Jun/08
Yeah, he looks 5'9" in those pics, not taller! 5'9" has to be his morning height then, because I wouldn't possibly buy any taller.
Anonymous said on 16/Jun/08
Have to say that I agree with people who have given his height to be around 5 foot seven. My niece (who was sixteen at the time) had her picture taken with him and I was standing right beside him. Now I'm only five three and she's five one and he certainly didn't tower over us. I have to add that he was simply lovely, very polite to everyone and even chatted to my neice when the film had to be changed in the camera during her shoot. She even got a peck on the cheek, which she didn't wash for days!
AKK said on 14/May/08
Judging from the way he's leaning UP to put his arm around your shoulder, I'd say 5'8.5, with 9 being his "woke up" height.
I know it's not really relating to his height, but his jawline looks kind of odd now. Kind of like he's sucking in his cheeks. O_o
Natalia said on 5/Apr/08
We asked him to one of his events recently and he told us that he was 5'8.5 :) I don't know, he looked a little smaller in my opinion.
Josh said on 23/Feb/08
Tom Welling is 6'2.5 and Spike is 5'9 max.
said on 23/Feb/08
In the bottom pic he looks 5'8 in the other two pics he looks 5'9
[Editor Rob: he's got a thicker hairstyle, mine is pretty tight to my skull at that length.]
Anonymous said on 23/Feb/08
Looks more like 5ft 10 here, 5ft 9.5 min
324donnny said on 21/Feb/08
He looks 5-8 1/2 their
C. said on 21/Feb/08
He's always looked pretty much 5'9". Maybe 5'10" in his boots, but usually 5'9". I would have never guessed him as low as 5'7" as people have stated. If that was the case, Gellar would be around 5' tall and she doesn't look THAT short.
patrick said on 21/Feb/08
I am 175cm with shoes and does not look a dwarf aside some pals of me who are 190cm or 6'2.3/4. Nothing to do with how looks James next to Tom Welling! Conclusions...
said on 20/Feb/08
Unless he was wearing lifts or big heels, he does look 5'10 in those pics.
[Editor Rob: same shoes and same posture in top where he looked 5ft 9, he's closer in bottom pic and had .25 inch more than me there. Always has looked 175-6cm to me.]
patrick said on 20/Feb/08
More than "quite smaller" than Tom: Tom dwarfs him in such a manner James looks short; yet, 5'9 is definitely not short; just not tall.
Sid said on 19/Feb/08
On Smallville he appeared quite smaller than Tom Welling. 5-9 and 6-3 sound ok.
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/08
I am five foot ten and I will make a point of wearing flat shoes when I get my photo taken with him, just to see ;).
Yaspaa said on 17/Jan/08
There is an excellent shot of James standing next to John Barrowman in the first episode from season 2 of Torchwood. John Barrowman is listed at 6ft and James was around 3" shorter but John had chunkier footwear. 5'9 - 5'9.5 looks right if Barrowman is 6ft and he definately looks around this mark.
Atoadaso said on 6/Jan/08
So apparently this guy is playing Piccolo in the live action dragon ball film. Only 5'9" though? Gotta wonder what the movie casters were thinking considering the character he's playing is one big dude. That movie is gonna be so bad.
said on 19/Nov/07
He never looked short but next to Tom. Either he wore lifts in Buffy (ridiculous!) or Tom is very tall. If, as I think, Tom is at least 6'3, yes, James can be 5'9. Not less than 5'8 anyway, Tucci range.
[Editor Rob: he really isn't less than 5ft 9.]
Kara said on 17/Oct/07
I met James some weeks ago. I'm 5'9'' and he was slightly taller than me.
said on 14/Oct/07
hmm... if James is 5'9 then Tom Welling must be around 6'4
said on 18/Aug/07
Rob, are you sure that he's only 5'9? I have, of course, never met him but I can't imagine him to be shorter than 5'9.5
[Editor Rob: Sure? Nothing is 100% sureness, everything is estimates with varying degress of confidence. I'd put this one as 5ft 9 + or - 1/4 inch to 80% confidence anyway.]
Anonymous said on 17/Aug/07
He looks 5'8 to me nothing taller than that.
Stefanie said on 14/Aug/07
I don't think he's taller than 5'9. in Buffy he always seemed to wear those gothic type off shoes, guess the gave him maby one or two inches, ( sorry if I spell something wrong, I'm from Sweden )
said on 21/May/07
he is taller that for sure
[Editor Rob: a guy at another event was actually joking about Marsters...he was saying basically:
'I mean what is he...4ft 9?'. He also said some stupid line about Tom Cruise being 5ft 5.]
kirsty marsters said on 11/May/07
i have met james marsters a stood next to him.im 5'11.james is 5'11 i know for a fact!!
Med Student said on 5/May/07
If you guys remove inaccurate comments that are written to be misleading, I think patrick's should be eliminated. I'm a med student, and I know for a fact that patrick's "data" is garbage. His "data" is completely false, and conflicts with the AMA & any factual census I know of.
Sierra said on 25/Apr/07
They people on here who said they met James Marsters and he is 5'7 if that are full of crap and I doubt you even really met him. I know him really well and I am five seven and he is at least a few inches taller then me without ANY shoes on. So PLEASE just STFU.
Anonymous said on 25/Mar/07
Patrick, that's incorrect. Both non-hispanic blacks and whites in the United States have an average height of nearly exactly 5'10". To be specific, whites have an average height of 5'10.2" and blacks 5'10.0".
patrick said on 23/Mar/07
mike, 5'10 is a fake average height in America; WASP and often black people are on average at least 5'11 and half and i'd say 6'; don't forget that there is a enormous disparity between people in function of their origin; Latin people coming from Italy or even more from Mexico or south America are MUCH shorter and being very numerous now as Americans, they have changed the official average; Please, go to Europe and you will see that even in Holland where they are supposed to be the world tallest, they are very often smaller than men and women you can meet in NY city for instance; Even "them" ((Dutch)told me that! And by the way, NO WAY J.Masters is 5'7; forget it; As a drawer for deacdes i can measure any man at one inch more or less; 5'7 on screen looks simply just as short as 5'5 in real life!
mike said on 19/Mar/07
In smallville he looks about 4 inches shorter then 5'11 Michael Rosenbaum... that makes him around 5'7.
sue said on 20/Feb/07
I've had several photos taken with James, and therefore have photographic proof that he's about 3 inches taller than I am. Since I'm 5'7", that would make him about 5'10". And Mike is right, 5'10" is the average height for men in America.
Tee said on 30/Jan/07
I met James Marsters in 2004, and I was quite taller than him. I not only saw him, I stood right next to him and he put his arm around me. I am 5ft.8.5 tall, so I would say that James is only around 5ft.7.
mike said on 27/Jan/07
How the hell is 5'10 (rounding up) short? That's average height in America. Don't argue against fact either, go look at any realistic studies or just go measure yourself and leave the house because you will that the average American is indeed 5'10.
Bella said on 18/Jan/07
Actually I think he is 5ft9.5ish from having seen him. THAT isn't very tall these days for men at all. Which is why I think people are finding him so short and rounding him down too far. 5ft.9.5 is short people and that is what James is.
john said on 13/Sep/06
Tom Welling towers over him in Smallville. Tom is about 6'3" and made James look about 5'8".
Kim said on 16/Aug/06
When I saw him in concert he looked so much smaller than you'd think. I had four inch heels on and I'm 5'4", and he was a shade taller. I'm going with my gut which says he's probably nearer 5'8 1/2" to 5' 9". As for SMG and Buffy - you know they used great camera angles in the X Files for Mulder and Scully. 'nough said. Lol.
sithius said on 2/Aug/06
I'm 5'7 and standing next to my 5'4 mum in heels we are the same height. Yet in buffy the vampire slayer SMG is in heels and only comes up to his nose. He is in his 1 inch (if that) vampire boots. I would say 5 foot 9.5 like this site has him as.
Buffy'sgirls said on 28/Jul/06
I've met him several times. He is nearly nose on with me. I am 5'8".
So, no taller than 5'8
175-77cm17andgrowing said on 25/Jun/06
No, he can't be 5'7''! Hes 150lbs and used to be 200 a long time ago. 5'7''--- you guys are funny. He's 5'10.5''. Compare him to David Boreanaz.
SH said on 27/May/06
5'7'' or 5'8'' max the guy looks, he did not look that much taller than SMG in buffy even with his crane like boots.
5'10'', maybe if he stood on the yellow pages!
BackStageJim said on 1/May/06
I know James from Buffy Conventions. He wears boots a lot, and was about 5'9 in them. So 5'7-8 is about right.
jadangel2001 said on 7/Mar/06
i've seen him, and my dad shoock his hand and he's 6', so i'd say james is 5'11.
175cm17andgrowing said on 27/Feb/06
Yeah... next to Tom Welling he doesn't look that short... He saud 5'10'' and I don'T know why he should lie. 150lbs, 5'10'' ---> makes sense for the guy.
Of which cast is he talking? I think not of the Buffy Cast... and not of the Angel Cast... Boreanaz is 6'1'', Sarah Michelle Gellar 5'3''.
[Editor Rob: he's worn dodgy shoes in the past, his andromeda appearance being a prime example of him looking taller than he was on buffy]
Meredith said on 14/Feb/06
I have shared a stage with James Marsters (as a sign language interpreter at a convention) and I was rather surprised by how short he was. I would have guessed 5'8" but I could see 5'9" or 5'10" being accurate. He's much shorter than I would have expected, that's for sure.
175cm16andgrowing said on 13/Feb/06
He's nearly as tall as Nick Brendon is... Nick is 5'11''... James had his vampire boots on Buffy so how can you think he's 5'7.5'' - 5'8''?
leonari said on 11/Feb/06
never is this guy 5'9" never...Tom Welling has almost a head on him...5'7.5" max 5'8"..
175cm16andgrowing said on 2/Dec/05
Well, you know, when he's standing next to Nicholas Brendon he looks his 5'11'' that he was listed somwehere before. He's always listed as 6' or 5'11'' or 5'10''. Back in 2002 - I was 5'5'', just to let you know :D. - I read an article on an old Buffy-Page. Someone that that he met James and that he looks smaller than he does on TV... But I can't believe he's just 5'9.5''. I'm 5'9'' myself, I'm only 16 and I'm one of the smallest guys in my class. Don't ask me why. Most people here cut the 5'10'' easily, someone I know is 6'7''. But most of them are older than me.
So again, a thought. I'm 5'9'' now, my weight is between 120-150lbs. I know, a huge difference. James Marsters claimed to weigh in at 150lbs but that was when he was skinny. So he has to be taller. 150lbs are 68kg.
Joe said on 21/Nov/05
lol That's so true what Jake says, Tom Welling makes him look so tiny. But if you google "James Marsters Spike" he looks like a tough guy.
Id like to see that tough guy image stand next to Tom Welling, he would look more cute than tough x'D
Jake said on 13/Nov/05
He's probably 5'8 as if you watch Smallville Tom Welling literally TOWERS over him.
[Editor Rob: I forgot about this guy...many a fan at conventions seem to think he's shorter...he's due a downgrade ;)]
Kat said on 28/Oct/05
He always looked to be close in height to the 5'11 Nicholas Brendon on Buffy.
dami said on 25/Oct/05
having met him, and I'm 5'3, he's no more than 5'7, 5'8
SMG is about 5', no more.
cece said on 24/Jun/05
sarah michelle gellar is 5"2 at the most, in one long shot shes standing next to him in the 3 inch platforms they put her in and hes definitely 5"10 at least