Jerry O'Connell's Height
6ft 2 (188 cm)
American actor, best known for films such as Stand by Me, Jerry Maguire and for playing Quinn Mallory in TV series Sliders. He told New University "I always get called to play football players because I'm 6'2" and in Hollywood that's like being 7'5""
and also reiterated in Movieline magazine: "I'm six-two, which is very tall in Hollywood, and I tend to be pretty athletic"
His mother Linda though, thinks he's taller, being quoted in InStyle Magazine as saying: "One thing we have in common is our height. I'm 6 feet and he's 6 foot 3, so when I come to L.A. I don't bring a bag. I borrow his clothes"
and in fact Jerry even claimed in 2016 to have downgraded his height: "I am 6’2. I’m actually 6’3. I just say I’m 6’2 so people in Hollywood don’t think I’m a monster"
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
6ft 2.26in (188.6cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jul/19
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover You should watch Sliders skip some episode check him out with his 6'3 1/2 listed brother Charlie O'Connell there is only 1" between them. Its either Charlie over listed or Jerry downplay height just like the case of Ryan Reynolds how can he be 6'2 and frequently look 2" on 6'1 now Samuel L.Jackson. Idris Elba could still be 6'2.75" and chances are still marked that is only 1/4 between them due to footwear or camera angle makes Idris look 1/2-3/4" taller in that movie. The worst i did go with 6'2.25" for Jerry and max 6'2.5". Rebecca Romjin listed height now is more flexible than the previous 5'11 and you are right she downplaying that 5'10 claim it's even hard to see her only look 5'10 1/4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/19
I think Rebecca is downplaying it aswell...
said on 15/Jun/19
Just looked some more photos there. This guy can definitely look 6ft3 with others, quite often the tallest in photos. Is he downplaying it? That quote is very interesting...and unusual. 6ft2 should always be a formidable height but there’s a still a limit to how much it can stand out. His height is the first thing I notice...Might have something to do with his build. Adam Driver is like that aswell
Rob, could we add a bit of change onto this flat, self-admitted modest listing?
If Rebecca is no more than 5ft 10 like she claimed, it's hard to see jerry as tall as 6ft 3, but 6ft 2 and change isn't impossible.
berta said on 19/May/19
I think 1/8 over is better listing or 1/4. there is like zero chanse that he is under 6 foot 2
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 9/May/19
@berta Maybe its the camera angle we didn't notice it. 1/4 between them might be the truth.
berta said on 1/Mar/19
the only strange thing is that Idris elba at 189 was atleast 1 cm taller could have been almost 2 cm. Maybe Elba had fraction more shoe and is about 189,5 and Jerry 188,5. Its the most likely.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/Jan/19
Dream(5'9.5") High chance and very possible than only 6'2.
Dream(5'9.5") said on 8/Sep/18
I certainly believe the average guess. 6’2.25” seems more likely than 6’2” flat.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 20/Aug/18
If Charlie really is 6'3 1/2 i can't see Jerry being under 6'2 1/2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/18
He definitely does have a 6ft3 vibe about him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/18
Berta, yeah I agree. Somewhere in the strong 6ft2 zone w/h 6ft3 out of bed. Can look very tall in some photos
Movie Fan said on 13/May/18
The first movie I saw this guy in was Joe’s Apartment. Everyone seems to think he’s taller than his claim. I guess he could be near 6’ 3.”
said on 13/May/18
rob this guy realy looks to be that adam driver height. 188,3-188,8 i think he measures somewhere in that range. could be 188 flat but the odds are higher that he measures a little over it. 6 foot 3 out of bed
I can see how just over 6ft 2 is a possibility.
Trev said on 12/May/18
I think he's a legit 6'3" because he's clearly taller than his brother Sheldon on big bang theory (6'2")
Junior said on 13/Dec/17
My last vote for Jerry at 6'2.5" not lower.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Dec/17
Rob, I think this guy could do with an upgrade. Looks over this mark quite a bit and it fits in his 6ft2 and 6ft3 claims
Junior said on 30/Oct/17
Maybe i'm wrong but i look back more on Jerry he could also look 189-190cm not below or more just like Dax Shepard. 6'2.5" will fit him best.
Thetruth said on 22/Oct/17
Junior said on 14/Oct/17
@berta said on 12/Oct/17
I think camera angle plays a part. They're probably the same height just little weak 6'3 guy out of that movie Obsessed.
berta said on 12/Oct/17
keep in mind that he was 2 cm shorter than idris elba in a movies together.
KH said on 5/Oct/17
I loved this guy as a kid on the show "My Secret Identity". I've disliked him more and more over the years as he morphed into an arrogant leading man type. He is tall though. I don't think 6'2 is quite doing him justice. I think he could be 6'2.5 based on seeing him with his brother Charlie a lot and other tall people and wouldn't doubt 6'3 out of bed. For the guy saying how is 6'2 unusually tall now well say Mconnell is 6'2 and change that puts him about 95 percentile of height so if you get 100 random dudes together only 5 might be taller then him. So I guess it all depends on what usual means to a person. Being in the top 5% of something Im fine with describing that as unusual.
berta said on 1/Oct/17
i think 188 flat is shortest possible for him and tallest is just over 189 i would go with little under 189 for this guy. 1/4 upgrade seems about right. and 6 foot 3 in the morning
Willes188 said on 29/Sep/17
Upgrade necessary couple mm shorter than Affleck who is more of a 6'2.5 guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/17
They look close in some of those photos, I'll admit.
I think 189cm for Jerry and 192cm for Charlie is fair...
said on 28/Aug/17
There is definitely less than an inch between the brothers. Charlie listed here at 6'3.5", but some pictures maybe deceiving that we can't see their footwear and standing ground level or not. The real difference might be only 0.75". I check on Jerry for few years back and noticed he can't be under 190cm, not over 2cm between this two brother and can use 6'3.5" Josh Duhamel hardly edge Jerry at a full inch when they stand close to each other.
: Jerry standing confident with his flat converse and Charlie had on dress shoes look only a big fraction taller than big brother Jerry.
: Sometimes Jerry doesn't look shorter than Charlie, well Charlie head was a little further behind Jerry from the camera angle focusing them.
said on 26/Aug/17
Since when the f**k did 6ft 2 become "unusually tall"...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/17
But maybe there is only 1in between them.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/17
If he's 6ft3 then his brother Charlie is closer to 6ft5!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/17
Well Rob, if he did get measured near 6ft3 earlier in the day maybe 6ft2¼-6ft2½ range is closer than a flat 6ft2?
He can pull off 189cm. I'd say he'd edge out Ryan Reynolds.
joe### said on 30/Apr/17
he looks 6´2.25 with wife
S.J.H said on 3/Apr/17
Not a tip over 6'2 and one of tallest 6'2 claim actpr like barry sloane and ryan reynolds
Willes188 said on 7/Mar/17
6'2.25 is the lowest i'd guess him to be
joe### said on 5/Mar/17
said on 1/Mar/17
Rob, do you think that he really downgrades himself by 1in?
Editor Rob: that's the question...it's not impossible he can look 6ft 2.5 range, but a full 6ft 3 I'm not as sure...maybe he did get measured near 6ft 3 earlier in the day though...
Aza said on 10/Nov/16
Wow didn't think he was this tall at all!
joe### said on 9/Nov/16
I agree with you
Josh 6'3.25 and Jerry O'Connell's 6'2
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
@joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
No he didn't claim 6'3 and that was jerry's mom claim that he is 6'3. Jerry himself claim 6'2 and he is this tall not over. In 2009 Obsessed he was right at 0.75" shorter than 6'2.75 idris elba and josh duhamel probably 6'3.25 since there is always solid 3cm between them
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Aug/16
I think this guy falls into the strong 6ft2 zone like Cusack, Reddick and Reynolds
James said on 19/Jun/16
S.J. Jerry was the youngest cast member of Stand By Me. Feldman was 14, Phoenix was 14, Wheaton was 13 and Jerry was just 11. So he was average height or even tall for 11. so that explains that :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
"Jerry O'Connell's height is 6ft 2½in (189.23cm)"
Looks every inch of it.
joe @@ said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, he claimed 6'3 and I think he measured it but only in the morning, I'd say he's 6'2.25, that picture with josh had some more shoes yet he looked considerably over 6'2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/15
Yeah I think it's possible and Duhamel is for sure not under 6ft3.
Jerry is a good example of how tall 6ft2 really is.
said on 2/Jul/15
Rob, he's standing further away from the camera and he's eye-level w/h Duhamel. Not suggesting he's really the same height though . But I think a strong 6ft2 is more appropriate for Jerry.
[Editor Rob: he could look close to duhamel in height, there is a bigger footwear difference, you could always argue he looks a fraction over 6ft 2 at times and has dropped the small fraction and goes with 6ft 2.]
said on 4/Jun/15
Rob, have you looked at Joe's link?
[Editor Rob: yeah he looks smaller than Josh and has a bit of footwear advantage]
joe 193cm night
said on 30/Apr/15
if he is only 6'2 Josh duhamel have to be downgraded, Jerry O'Connell at least have to be 6'2.5 (189)Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/14
I'd put him between 6ft2-6ft3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
"Jerry O'Connell height: 6ft 2¼in (189cm)"
TripMcnealy said on 21/Jun/14
Solid 6'2, I love this guy
matt wwe said on 13/Apr/14
will I would say he looks 6 foot 2 am 6 foot 3
Emmett said on 21/Mar/14
Looks like a strong 6'2.
avi said on 22/Nov/13
yes no more.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/13
Silent d said on 1/Feb/13
6 foot 2.
spamuloid said on 25/Jan/13
i'm 187cm and i met him years ago whiule i was working on a breakfast tv program and he was promoting a film called kangaroo jack i'd say he's closer to 191 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/12
The sites that list celebs in 0.5in (i.e. 5"10.5) tend to be more believable. Like they're less likely to be there for the sake of it.
said on 8/Aug/12
Rob, could 189cm be closer?
[Editor Rob: he's one of those guys who could probably get away with saying 6ft 3 in hollywood if he was a little over 6ft 2, I think at times he can look a fraction over it.]
steven said on 15/Jan/12
i mean scream 2. he look 6'1
steven said on 9/Jan/12
he atually look more like a 6'1 guy. in screen 2 i have guess 185 to 186cm max for him. if he is 6'2 he might hit that in the morning before 9am at weak 6'2 and rounded up.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
he is 6'1.5 a strong one. he atually top over ben affleck by 2cm in Man About Town. 189-190cm idris elba had 1in on jerry in Obessed. jerry 6'2 is a round up or morning height.
said on 4/Jul/11
Here's a pic of him with 5"9 Anthony Anderson
said on 13/Jun/11
Rhys-Davies being 5'10" (or something less I think) makes O'Connell 6'1" max... (Click Here
thebad7 said on 31/May/11
6'2" I can buy for him, but nothing taller. In 2009's OBSESSED, Idris Elba--whom I believe to be more 6'3" than 6'2"--has him by at least an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
Never looks below 6"2
189cm could be on the ball
Legend said on 8/May/11
He's big but I would say 6'1.5 just because...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Apr/11
Candyman said on 22/Mar/11
routy says on 11/Mar/10
how could he be only 6'2 if his mother is 6'?? his father must be very short, like 5'6 or something
Even if his mother is 6 feet, which I doubt, and his father was as tall or taller he is not guaranteed to be that much taller than her. Height is due to a combination of different factors including genetics, environment and mutation. For instance my girlfriend's father and mother are both close to 5'11" but she and her sister are both below 5'4" and their brother is 5'11".
joewhite31 said on 5/Mar/11
6'1" end of story.
anonymous said on 23/Nov/08
In tomcats, he was taller than 175cm shannon elizabeth by 13cm. I would say he's 6 foot 2. In the new guy, he was taller than dj quall by a few inches. He looked shorter in the new guy. I still think he's a solid 6 foot 2.
Alex said on 14/Nov/08
Easily looks 6'2. Not saying he's 6'3 but can sure look it at times.
Anonymous KinG said on 24/Apr/08
he looks 1.5in ~ 2in lower 6ft3.5 josh duhamel in Los Vegas.. 188 sounds right..
Bachelor Dandy said on 11/Feb/08
I know he said 6'2", but he might have purposely downgraded himself in an effort to avoid being typecasted as "the tall guy." I refuse to believe he's the same height as, say, John Cusack. A 1/2-1" bump seems warranted.
said on 9/Feb/08
A grainy shot of Jerry on Conan, for what it's worth:Click Here
Anonymous said on 6/Jan/08
I remember watching "Buying The Cow" and thinking he looked taller than Ryan Reynolds.
said on 29/Jul/07
O'Connell is definitely over 6'2", more like 6'3". I've been seeing a lot of photos of him with his new bride, 5'11" Rebecca Romjin, and he is usually towering over her. Even when she's wearing big heels, she doesn't come close to his height. Here's a recent casual shot of the couple:
OutBenchThis said on 12/Jul/07
Well he does look only an inch smaller than him..I still think the guy's a 'Hugh Jackman' 6'2" at 189cm and just says 6'2"
Mr. R said on 9/Jul/07
He has admitted that his little brother, Charley, who was on "The Bachelor" a few years ago is an inch taller than him at 6-3.
OutBenchThis said on 4/Jul/07
The guy's bigger than 6'2"..more likely 190cm..given the photos with 5'11.5" Walken where he's got a solid 3 inches on him..Rob don't you think this guys bigger than 188cm? Atleast 189cm? Are you hesitant to upgrade his height given he's stated 6'2" a number of times..?
Markus said on 27/Apr/07
If Rebecca Romijn is 5-11 or 6-0, Jerry looks over 6-2, more 6-3 to me.
Christopher Walken is 6 ft, looks like Jerry has at least 2 inches on him.
S.J said on 29/Mar/07
Funny if you watch Stand By Me when he is only like 11 years old and the smallest of them all when Corey Feldman looks like one of the tall ones he only became 5,4 or something when Jerry o connel turned out to be 6,2
said on 23/Mar/07Click Here
6' 2" minimum... not necessarely saying his more - but not less
Trish said on 22/Mar/07
he looks pretty tall...taller than six two maybe. more like 6'3, i'd say.
patrick said on 8/Mar/07
He definitely looks taller; I saw him and still does, as being 6'3 but who am i to contradict the person concerned ?
Anonymous said on 11/Sep/06
Yeah he is in "Buying The Cow" with Ryan Reynolds and is a little shorter than Reynolds, and Reynolds is supposed to be 6' 2.5" as well, so yeah he's probably 6"2' 6'1.5" or somewhere around that.
Josh said on 28/Aug/06
I agree with the jerk he looks more like 6'1.5 (187cm)
TheJerk said on 10/May/06
Really doesn't look as tall as 6-2.5 maybe 6-1.5 is more accurate.
Anonymous said on 25/Apr/06
Why do you list him as being 189 cm, when he says 188 cm himself?