How tall is James Tolkan

James Tolkan's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
American Actor best known for roles in films such as Top Gun, Back to the Future. According to his wife he stands 5ft 6 in height. This photo was from a Collectormania event in 2009. He had about 0.4 inches more thicker sneaker than me this day.

James Tolkan and Rob
5ft 8 Rob with Marc McClure, James Tolkan, Claudia Wells and Jeffrey Weismann

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 4.56in (164cm)
Current: 5ft 3.58in (161.5cm)
ChristianPerkins said on 16/Mar/22
One of the rare cases where the celeb in a meet-and-greet pic looks significantly taller than listed.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/May/20
Looks taller than 5'4" though. I'd have said no less than 5'4.5"
Ace man said on 7/May/20
Tom Cruise had some lifts on his shoes that put him at about 5'10, which explains he had about 4" difference to 5'6" tolkan
Nik J Ashton said on 20/Jan/20
He looks it
Jid Lid said on 23/May/18
Looks like Donald Pleasance
Peter 180cm said on 21/Apr/16
Yeah looks around 163 if you dont account his lean and that Marc guy looks around 176cm solid 5'9.
CD said on 17/Aug/15
If he was 5ft 4ish in his late 70's, I'd say 5ft 5.5 peak is probable. Seems like a good fit for him.
the shredder said on 16/Jul/15
Rob , this guy might have been close to 5'6 peak , He was clearly over an inch on Fox and a good 2 on Claudia.
the shredder said on 9/Dec/14
Rob , how tall is that guy Jeffrey ? He looked about 2 inches on Khalid.
Editor Rob
he looked around 5ft 8
the shredder said on 5/Aug/14
This guy can't be 5'6 , Rob would be 5'10 and Tom was a good 4 inches taller.
Jim said on 6/Apr/14
Peak Height was 5'7 (170cm)
the shredder said on 28/Mar/14
rob was he ever over 5'5? I agree with 5'4 now
Editor Rob
I'm not sure on that
Seb said on 15/Sep/13
Talent is not limited by height. It's good that he can get parts in such movies as Top Gun as it allows other not-so-tall actors to be able to perform without height detracting from the story.
verticallyinclined said on 20/Sep/11
rob,with shoes on,during B2F, couldn't james have been near 5'6", and mjf with shoes on while filming, could have been 5'5"?
Editor Rob
they weren't far apart, but imagine James at 5ft 6 and Tom Cruise at 5ft 7 - I don't think that adds up.
verticallyinclined said on 19/Sep/11
mjf claimed 5'4 1/2 during B2F days. could it stand to reason that with shoes on mjf was 5 4 1/2, closer to 5 5,and james with shoes on back in the 80's was 5 6"?
the shredder said on 19/Sep/11
Cruise own this guy BIG TIME ... Cruise was MINIMUM Rob's height with him
Parker said on 17/Sep/11
5'8.76786 says on 11/Aug/11
James looks 5'4.5 in here Rob, maybe even closer to 5'5 considering his slouch, upgrade???
[Editor Rob: he had at least 0.4 inch more sneakers that day and looked under 5ft 5 to me.]

He did look an inch taller than MJF in Back To The Future, which suggests Michael was never more than 5'4, even though he's claimed 5'5.
5'8.76786 said on 11/Aug/11
James looks 5'4.5 in here Rob, maybe even closer to 5'5 considering his slouch, upgrade???
Editor Rob
he had at least 0.4 inch more sneakers that day and looked under 5ft 5 to me.
James said on 20/Jun/09
To be fair rob you have met some big names like Adam Baldwin for example. I mean back in the day he appeared in classics like Full Metal Jacket.
the shredder said on 20/Jun/09
Rob , do you think James Saito is possible to meet ?

Editor Rob
he's not really been in kind of show that would make him ever appear at a con, so I doubt I'd ever see him!
James said on 19/Jun/09
regarding Shredders post do you think there might be a chance that you will meet James Avery at any future Conventions?

Editor Rob
nah, I don't think he's kind of guest an organiser would attempt to get.
Lego said on 17/Jun/09
Tolkan is such a nice actor and person.

btw he's aged a bit but not as much as many other actors, still a baldy and still very cool (should've been the actor in HITMAN) imo a baldy with an attitude. :D

i believe he was 5'5 indeed and definitely looks in the 5'4 range nowadays.
the shredder said on 16/Jun/09
Thats cool Rob , if you meet James Avery please ask about his height and Will Smith's, heck even Alfo !
the shredder said on 16/Jun/09
Rob , was he a nice guy , and did he tell you he thought Tom Criuse was 5'8 and that he seemed your height ?

Editor Rob
he was a cool guy yes. I was telling him Cruise himself claimed 5ft 9 back in the 80's but now he's described as 5ft 7 max and the media sometimes have digs about his height. Tolkan just didn't think he was as short as 5ft 7.
EJ said on 15/Jun/09
Was this a Back to the Future convention or something?

Editor Rob
just some guests from that film at the event.
the shredder said on 15/Jun/09
Rob , thanks , I had a feeling he was like 5'4 if Tom Cruise was your listed height ! Funny how yall talked about his height and he did not think Tom Cruise was 5'7 ! How tall did he think he was though ?

btw guys , I was not on for a bit , it was my b-day !

Editor Rob
more 5ft 8 - my height...but then I do think tolkan has lost height. belated happy birthday!
RisingForce said on 14/Jun/09
Rob, how did the subject of Tom's height come up?

Editor Rob
I asked him what it was like working with Tom, and mentioned the media's digs at his height.
el toppo said on 13/Jun/09
Cor!! What a great pic! Good to see James Tolkan is still plugging on. Love Marc McClure! (he has hair now? lol) Wow! Claudia Wells! She is still smoking hot! I would love to slip her a length! Jeff Weismann. You were good kid, but Glover will always be the best.
James said on 13/Jun/09
He looks a good 5'4.
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/09
I've been curious about James Tolkan's height ever since I noticed that he was noticeably shorter than Cruise in Top Gun. I thought he was somewhere around 5'4".

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