How tall is Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits Height

6ft 3 (190.5 cm)

American actor best known for roles on TV series such as NYPD Blue, Dexter and Sons of Anarchy. In film he appeared in Old Gringo, My Family and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. He once commented on his stature, saying "My central strength as an actor is the fact that I'm 6-foot-3".

How tall is Jimmy Smits
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Average Guess (44 Votes)
6ft 3.05in (190.6cm)
berta said on 23/Dec/22
this guy have never looked under 6´3 ever. that makes me believe he is ( was) over 6´3. a guy that is lets say 180 cm can sometimes look 178 and other times 182. But this guy have always looked 6´3 or taller. i think 1/4 over is likely.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jul/22
I mentioned it on Sorbo's page...Jimmy's also a guy whose held steady in height through his 50s and 60s...still looks this mark
Canson said on 25/Feb/22
@Rampage: I saw somewhere that he was 6’4”. I never believed it though. He did look near enough 6’3 though if not right on the mark at his afternoon height meaning a peak lunchtime could’ve been 6’3 1/8 if that’s the case
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/22
Canson, honestly he still looks this
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Feb/22
I think Jimmy could have been identical to Sorbo peak
Canson said on 16/Aug/21
@Rampage: I’m starting to wonder that myself. Could he have been 6’3.5 and 6’2.75 or 6’3.25 and 6’2.5 now? Or less?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jul/20
Rob, could Jimmy be starting to dip under this mark now?
Editor Rob
At 65, it's an age he might be starting to lose a little, though still holds up well.
That could be the fact he was a solid 6ft 3 to begin with.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 29/Jun/20
Rob, a peak Jimmy Smits or Kevin Sorbo which one give you a taller impression?
Editor Rob
I could see why many would give both 6ft 3.25 as at times Jimmy looked a more robust 6ft 3 than a weaker one!
Canson said on 22/Aug/19
As listed. 6’4 is his shoe height as he was listed before on the internet
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 21/Aug/19
He could be just a very solid 191cm guy and 6'3 now.
Monkey knees said on 7/Mar/19
Terrible posture, but clearly still 6ft 3in.
Andrea said on 27/Sep/18
He certainly looks pretty tall on Dexter next to C. Hall. Not impossible he was the full 6'3, although I would have said that anywhere between 6'2.5-6'3 was possible for him. Certainly no less than that. Today he may well be 6'2.5... at most.
Mike5 said on 18/Sep/18
Could be a comfortable 1.91m
Canson said on 9/Jul/18
Always been 6’3 range or flat 6’3 never 6’4
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 8/Jul/18
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover That is for peak. He barely look 6'3 max now. Possible 6'3 5/8 (191.5cm) i strongly argue that. Look 2cm shorter than a peak Liam Neeson (193.5cm).
Dude 173 cm said on 16/Jan/18
Very tall for his character
Matthew Robinson said on 13/Oct/17
Legit 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/17
Yeah very solid 191cm guy, maybe nudging 192cm a push. I'm sure in person he'd look at least 6ft4 to many.

He doesn't really look to have lost anything
berta said on 6/Oct/17
i personally think this guy can have been 191-191,4 cm peak
Canson said on 2/Aug/17
Yes for sure 6'3" looks about the same as a Rio Ferdinand would and peak may have been 1/4 over like Rampage said and won't necessarily rule out 6'4 out of bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/17
He's the tallest looking 6ft3 guy I've ever seen....I think he can give a taller impression than Kevin Sorbo

I definitely would not hesitate to give a fraction above this...I'd love to see him stand next to Mark "I'm 6ft3 and physically imposing" Pellegrino
RisingForce said on 16/Apr/17
His character was also listed 6'3" on Dexter and looked every bit of it on that show. I actually thought he might have been even taller at times since he towered over Michael C. Hall similar to how Lithgow did. Legit 6'3" until at least that point at age 53.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Rob, how likely is a bit over this peak?

Still looks a decent 6ft3 today.....
Editor Rob
Rampage, you could make a case for 6ft 3.25 in the 90's, but I think an honest 6ft 3 in Hollywood can look taller at times.
berta said on 6/Jan/17
this guy is this height ore couple mm over. never looks shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Nov/16
Peak: 191-192cm
Today: 190-191cm

Could pass for 6ft4 in the 80's-90's
S.J.H said on 6/Nov/16
He atually look weak 6'3 with 6'1 obama. Like just a decent 190cm
shiva 181 cms said on 16/Oct/16
6'3 flat is a good listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
@Silent_D: he can look near that at times. Maybe 192cm peak.
Silent_D said on 7/May/16
He is huge. Funny some people are saying he is shorter than 6 foot 3, Always thought he was closer to 6 foot 4.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/16
189cm is too short. Again,this is a guy who never looks less than 6ft3 even now at 60.

Rob, maybe 6ft3½ peak?
Alex said on 5/Feb/16
191 in business shoes. 189 bareroot
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/16
More likely to be somewhere 6ft3-3½ than 6ft2½-3, IMO. Probably about the same as Kevin Sorbo
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 14/Jan/16
6'3" is about right for this guy. Definitely wouldn't put him in the 6'4" zone but I don't question 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Jan/16
Rob, do you think Smits would edge out Tom Welling?
Editor Rob
he may well by a dime.
Mighty_- said on 20/Aug/15
If he his "only" 6'3 then hard to see an over 6' Charlie Hunnam..
He towerds over him and most of the other cast members in "SoA"
TJE said on 21/Jul/15
Rob, can add Dexter and Sons of Anarchy to his credits?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jun/15
6ft2 range is bs. 6ft3-4 range for definite
184.3cm said on 12/Mar/15
No way is he 6ft 2, or he is the biggest i have ever seen. Solid 6'3.
mike 1.82 said on 7/Mar/15
6ft 3 shoes dressed of course. 1.88. 189 barefoot
Lorne said on 28/Feb/15
Legit 191cm...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Feb/15
@Danimal: 6ft4 out of bed is possible. But I don't think he'd be quite as tall as someone like Liam Neeson or Jeff Goldblum
Danimal said on 8/Jan/15
Imo, he's closer to 6'4" than 6'3" (at least he was during his NYPD Blues days (1990's).
184.3cm said on 8/Jan/15
6ft 2 ?? Did you see him on Dexter? Completely towered everyone a good 6'3 guy at night.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/15
You're gonna get that one guy who'll argue under 6ft3 for Smits
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Oct/14
"Jimmy Smits height: 6ft 3.5in (192cm)"

Looked 6ft4 in NYPD Blue
Gonzalo said on 25/Aug/14
In the Star Wars films he looked very tall. He towered over Hayden Christensen. He could be taller than 1`91
Sean said on 13/Aug/14
Wow, this genuinely surprises me, he looked huge on Dexter. Not that 6'3" isn't really big, but he looked even bigger.
Ace said on 10/Aug/14
Rob I just met him two days ago at a press event. I'm 6'2 3/4 and he was definitely taller than me. I was in converse and he was in dress shoes, but he looked an easy inch and a half taller than I. He might be 6'3.5, at least that was my guess.
Mike T said on 22/Mar/14
He's a big guy, so I would most definitely agree with 6'3" or even close to 6'4".
Emmett said on 15/Mar/14
Looks easily 6'3, unlike some of the other Hollywood actors who claim this height. I can't believe he's nearly 60! I though he was in his mid 40s on Dexter.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/14
On SOA he easily clears Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman (both at least 6ft) by a good 3in, possibly more. Definitely a guy who could pass for 6ft4 like Kevin Sorbo or Paul Bettany.
Rusty said on 19/Sep/13
if he is 6'3" on the nose at his worst, a 6'3.25" listing is in order
TRINACRIA said on 29/Jul/13
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Silent d said on 10/Jul/13
192cm. He always looked towering like jason mamoa.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jun/13
Rob, maybe he's 6"3.25', which you could consider a 'proper' 6"3' since he never drops below it?
Editor Rob
there are going to be guys who are a fraction over 6ft 3 and say 6ft 3, he might be one of them who at worst is 6ft 3 on the nose
Anon said on 18/Nov/12
Met him at a play this week in Los Angeles. My friend, who is 6'3" commented on how much taller Jimmy Smits was than him. I'd say Smits is closer to 6'4". Was shockingly tall and towered over every person in the place.
Bob said on 15/Sep/12
Rob, could he maybe even be taller than what he thinks he is? He seems to be a very big 6'3...looks more like the build of a 6'4 man. Would 6'3.5 be more likely?
Editor Rob
I think he's a proper 6ft 3 guy, which in hollywood is still very tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/12
"Jimmy Smits height: 6 ft 3.5 in (192cm)"
I bet my house he'd measure near 2in taller than Samuel L. Jackson
Witchdoctor said on 11/Jun/12
Godred said on 14/Nov/11
@Garry - I could buy 6`4 (definately not under 6`3) but that`s it.
Garry said on 10/Nov/11
I was at a party with him in NY a few years back and believe me, he is taller tha 6'3". I am 6'1" and he towered over me. I would say 6'5" or maybe 6'6".
LAN Jiao said on 24/Oct/11
Look 190cm 2"taller 6'1 obama barack
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Jul/11
How heavy would Jimmy Smits be, Rob?

On Dexter he looks pretty buffed up
Editor Rob
not watched that season yet, but 220 maybe
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Apr/11
He's probably over 6"3
shadowgirl312 said on 31/Mar/11
I agree with Bob H after watching Dexter season 3. I never realized how massive this guy is. Definetly 6'-3" with shoulders like a frieght train> Wasn't he wonderfully creepy that season?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Feb/11
I wonder how he'd measure up opposite someone like Jeff Daniels or Brendan Fraser
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/11
He might be 6'3.5, since he never looks shorter than 6'3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Dec/10
192cm Rob?
JJ said on 3/Jul/09
From Westwing and Dexter, he does look a legitimate 6'3 maybe even just a shade taller. He didn't lie about his height
LOL said on 7/Mar/09
he must be 6' 4"
glenn said on 28/Nov/08
yes,i heard he can be arrogant too.
Hugh said on 27/Nov/08
My friends in L.A. said that Jimmy becomes very arrogant after getting to know him. They also said he's a shade over 6ft3.
Ange said on 7/Oct/08
Frank2, you're absolutely right. Jimmy Smits is extremely nice. Once I was at Islands (a restaurant) on Pico and was crowded near the bar waiting for a table and accidentally spilled some of my iced tea on a tall guy who happened to be Mr. Smits. He was so nice. He said, "Oh that's okay, baby." (not smarmy, but kindly) and ended up buying dinner for my party (my sister, niece and myself).
Frank2 said on 29/Sep/08
I worked at Fox when Smits was in LA LAW. He's a solid 6'3" and one of the nicest guys in showbiz.
Big King said on 29/Sep/08
I first thought that Smits is 6'5" the I read 6'3" as his height. Anyway, for a 6'3" guy he appears to be tall. He's almost 6'4" in my eyes and yep, he's a strong 6'3".
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/08
Jimmy is 6-3, and he is VERY big!
SFdude said on 5/Jun/08
I actually saw him in person in the theater. he was trying to promote his boxing movie "Price of Glory" back in 2000. I saw him walking alone around the hallway outside the theater while they're showing his movie. I thought his movie must be sucked. Sure enough, his movie tanked. When you show up for your movie premiere and you are walking around alone by yourself while your movie is showing, then you know your movie will tank. But he looked extremely tall and big. I dont think you guys realize how big/tall he is in person.
Anonymous said on 19/May/08
He is slightly shorter than Samuel Jackson in Star Wars and some photos too, beside Glenn and Samuel ,he is 6'2 tall.
Hugh said on 11/Apr/08
anonymous said on 28/Feb/08
i think he could be a hair over. like 6`3.25. he really can look 6`4.
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/08
now that's what 6'3 looks like. now i unerstand why people say 6'3 is the strt of tall in men. glenn looks like a kid next to smits
Danimal said on 5/Jan/08
Yeah...haha. Seems like every song from the Police were amazing.
Viper said on 5/Jan/08
Danimal, that might be the tallest height ever mentioned in a popular song.
glenn said on 5/Jan/08
thats complete new to me what you guys are talking about.danimal-correct.thats the song.
glenn said on 4/Jan/08
i dont know about that theory.maybe today.growing up id hear 6-3 rounded up for 6-1.5,6-2 guys.and 6-3 thrown about as a threat when i or others get into conflicts with men that size lately.ive been having beef with 6-3ers more afraid of weight than height.
Viper said on 4/Jan/08
"I hear more people claim 6'2 or 6'4 than 6'3. I wonder why?"

I think its because 6-2 is considered one of those "preferred heights". And that 6-4 is a starting point for looking "very tall". Makes sense. 6-4 is also mentioned in songs, tv, movies, ect. It has that aura about it. 6-3 is just the odd man out.
glenn said on 3/Jan/08
i wonder i dont see that many 5-8 celebs.usually 5-9, not one to blame lifts for everything,but somethings for the rock,he looked 6-3.5 at least.i thinks it a prime example of pics not being a good way to judge.
Viper said on 3/Jan/08
Yeah, Smits is taller than the Rock certaintly. Smits looks taller on TV and in film than the Rock too.
Derek said on 3/Jan/08
Very solid 6'3".
AAAA said on 3/Jan/08
Yeah... this dude is pretty big and solid, a legit 6'3, which seems to be a rare height. I hear more people claim 6'2 or 6'4 than 6'3. I wonder why?
Danimal said on 3/Jan/08
Clearly this guy comes across taller than The ROCK does compared to Glenn. Goes to show the Rock IS only around 6'2" at best.
glenn said on 3/Jan/08
seemed 6-3.
Viper said on 3/Jan/08
Glenn, how tall did he look in the flesh. He certaintly looks at least 6-3 here.
glenn said on 2/Jan/08
actually he isnt too cool.i mentioned how i loved him in the movie the believers.he was suprised.he said nobody ever said that to him.thats all i know him for anyway.i knew that would get a response.
Danimal said on 2/Jan/08
I say he downplays his height. I believe he is really 6'4". Glenn, you look really happy in that pic. Did someone crack a joke, or was Jimmy just that cool to be around? He looks it.
D. Ray Morton said on 1/Jan/08
Nice pic. Definitely 6'3", maybe more. I was totally shocked at how huge the guy was in person - not just how tall but how large. Never saw him again after that, but man...what a monster.
anonymous said on 1/Jan/08
looks a solid 6`3. Viper is right though. He can look taller on television. I swore he was 6`4 for a while.
cantstop25 said on 1/Jan/08
yeah defintielly a legit 6'3"
Chris said on 5/Dec/07
I saw him today, he's pretty big, he looked a little bit taller than me and I'm 6'2" in the morning, I think he could be a legitamite 6'3"
Jon said on 30/Apr/07
I ran into him at a baja fresh a few yrs ago. I thought that he was about 6 ft tall before I met him. When I ran into him I said to myself,"Man I didn't know that this guy was that tall." He looked every bit of 6'3 easily. He might even looked 6'4" that day as he was very tall.
patrick said on 13/Apr/07
I agree with Viper and anonymous: he looks at least 6'3; very nice actor !
Viper said on 4/Apr/07
He can look taller than 6-3 on tv.
T said on 3/Apr/07
I saw him in an elevator in Burbank once...I'm 6'0" myself and I was amazed by how tall he was. I would have guessed taller than 6'3"
Anonymous2 said on 22/Dec/06
Saw him filming NYPD Blue about 10 years ago on 23rd St. and Broadway/Fifth Ave. where they split - easily 6'2" and handSOME!!!!!
Viper652 said on 11/Sep/06
Hes one of the rare legit listed 6-3 actors.
ken_hiroshi_ said on 10/Sep/06
mr-smits is comfirm a barefoot 191cm tall paL.. He can easily looks 6ft4 in most movie apear..
Editor Rob said on 7/Sep/06
1987 Orange County Registrar: "My central strength as an actor is the fact that I'm 6-foot-3"
Jason said on 7/Apr/06
Sounds like 191cm/6'3 1/4'' would be dead on for this guy.
Frank2 said on 6/Apr/06
Smits is 6'3". I knew him when he worked on LA Law. By the way, Alan Rachins is 6' Corben Berson is 5'11" and Harry Hamlin is 5'10".
Ed said on 5/Apr/06
I think there is no doubt that he is 6ft3, what I'd really like to see is pics of him with Hayden Christensen and or Samuel L Jackson,(non film stills)because I'd like to see the comparison. I still can't make out why Smits dwarfed Christensen in Revenge of the Sith who is apparently 6ft1. with shoes he would be 6ft2ish especially more so if he was wearing big heeled boots for the Star Wars movies. Smits easily looked 3 to 4 inches taller than Christensen. I don't know what gives, somebody help me out with some photos if possible.
D. Ray Morton said on 14/Apr/05
The man is gargantuan! Sat behind him at a play this evening. He's definitely around (if not slightly over?) 6'3" - and a *large* 6'3" at that.

I was taken aback, to say the least.

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