Joel McHale's Height
6ft 3 ½ (191.8 cm)
American actor best known to TV audiences for his role in Community. In film he can be seen in Spy Kids: All the time in the World and The Big Year.
I'm 6-foot-4, and when I got to Washington I was probably 220 or 225 pounds. By the time I left I was 250. I remember when I got on the scale naked and weighed in at 246 - I couldn't believe it.
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I'm like 6-foot-4, 218 pounds.
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
6ft 3.6in (192cm)
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 15/May/20
Maybe i'm wrong. Joel could be close enough to 192cm. Need to check on Nick Young more, Nick could be 6'5.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Mar/19
Lets say Nick Young is atually 6'4.75" and Kobe could be 6'5 then Joel McHale still doesn't run away below 6'3 1/2.
@Sotiris Gravas McHale top of head and ear look to be fraction over Titus.
said on 11/Mar/19
McHale is 6'3". He and Titus O'Neil are the same height when in dress shoes... Click Here
Titus and 6'3.5" Snoop Dogg... Click Here
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Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 31/Aug/18
Nick Young is a little shorter than Kobe so he is 6'4 1/2 and look at least 1.5" edging out McHale.
Monkey knees said on 15/Jul/18
6 3.5 is spot on!!! In dress/performance shoes he towers over most people.
said on 22/Apr/18Click Here
take a look at him with will ferrell. very good video to see height difference in. joel looks like he is the taller one. but not 1 inch. not a chanse. i can bleive 2 cm max. if ferrell is 190 today then the listing is fine if ferrell is 189 then this guy is 90 procent chanse littel under this.
EvenA said on 5/Mar/18
Come on, this is clearly a 6'4 guy. Don't understand the need to fraction people down like this.
said on 4/Feb/18Click Here
: Mchale with 6'4.75-6'5 Nick Young.
S.J.H said on 16/Mar/17
Eric bana need to be down at 6'2 and dax shepard 6'2.5 if mchale is 6'3.5
Rick said on 13/Mar/17
He usually edges out Stephen Fry in The Great Indoors. I'm surprised to see him listed under 194cm.
said on 9/Feb/17
To be fair to Joel, that guy is too much closer to the camera to tell the "real" difference between them, without considering the fact that you can't see their footwear... But I've always said that he wasn't over 6'3.5! ;)
Look at him with a measured 6'0.2 guy: Click Here
I did think, at some point, that he was barely 6'3 but, while it is true that at times he looks max 6'3, I think 6'3.5 is a good shout for him... A bit over 6'3 but not quite the full 6'4!
said on 21/Jan/17
Looks near 6ft4
with this guy (Marcellus WIley, a few inches closer) I think he still would be shorter, that guy claimed "probably 6-4 now. Shrunk 1/2 inches" Click Here
Dejavu said on 2/Oct/16
He is an inch shorter than Conan.
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
@SomeGuy said on 5/Apr/16
No he looks about an inch shorter than 6'4.5 vince vaughn. 6'3.75 is right and he could even be 6'3.5
TruthSeeker said on 16/Apr/16
Workouts at my gym in Gold's Hollywood. Tall guy and is between 6'3" to 6'4".
said on 5/Apr/16
With Ansel Elgort: Click Here
McHale is fine as listed. Might even be a full 193 cm.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 24/Nov/15
He looked 2" inches taller than Eric Bana who is about 6'2" in person.
Sean73 said on 18/Nov/15
Comments that Joel is 6'2" are ridiculous. He is 1.25" to 1.50" inches taller than Eric Bana in Deliver us from Evil. 6'3.75" and 215 to 220lbs for McHale in that movie.
chrisi said on 17/Mar/15
What about Donald Glover (Troy) from Community he looks about 175cm-178cm maybe? Does he gets his own page in the future?
Triplescrew said on 15/Feb/15
I don't think it's too crazy to think he's a weak 6'3". Could definitely be 6'3.75" right after waking up, and drop to 6'2.9" by the time he sleeps. Crazier things happen when you've got a massively long torso like Joel has.
Jay said on 11/Feb/15
People are crazy if they think Joel is shorter than listed.
Jim said on 6/Feb/15
He's about an inch shorter than 6'4.5" Conan O'Brian. So 6'3.5-6'4" is correct.
said on 4/Feb/15
Well, MD, look at him with Gabriel Aubry, who isn't even 6'2...
He looks barely taller but maybe the angle is giving Aubry some advantage?
said on 4/Feb/15
I don't know. Here he is with 6'2.25" Rob Riggle:
And, here is his footwear for that day:
So, it's not like he had any kind of footwear advantage on Riggle. He's a legit tall dude.
Triplescrew said on 2/Feb/15
He also looked around .75" shorter than 6'3" Terrell Suggs. Wonder if he had a footwear disadvantage or something.
Triplescrew said on 2/Feb/15
Hmm he's looked surprisingly "short" to me lately (compared to what I think of as a 6'4" person). He looked 2 inches taller than 6' Allison Janey on The Soup (she probably had heels), and 3.5 to 4 inches shorter than 6'6.5" Martellus Bennett on his Super Bowl Show last week.
6'3" flat might be possible...
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 14/Dec/14
He appeared taller than Eric Bana -- he's close to the 6ft 4in mark in my opinion and could be spont on 1.93 m
John86 said on 22/Nov/14
6'2 max. No idea why he's listed this much, he would be huge on screen if he genuinely was.
cole said on 29/Apr/14
@71inches: Donald Glover is probably somewhere in the 5'8 range, definitely not 5'10 as he's listed some places.
71inches said on 27/Mar/14
rob how tall do you yhink is the guy in community that plays troy?
said on 31/Jan/14Click Here
Rob what would you estimate for Geoff Keighly? 5'10-5'11?
[Editor Rob: 5ft 10 range sounds ok for him]
Viking said on 29/Jan/14
Rob, how come you have him at 6 3.5 and not a full 6 4?
Triplescrew said on 26/Jan/14
He came across as 6'2" to me while watching Community before I knew his real height. But considering Pierce is 6'2"ish himself and Abed is close to 6 I wouldn't put McHale at anything lower than 6'3.5". He has horrible posture on the show as well.
said on 19/Jan/14
Rob what would you guess for his eyelevel? He's got a long forehead. I don't know if you have seen Community, but do you have an idea of how Danny Pudi (Abed) looks with Joel?
[Editor Rob: pudi can look close to six foot]
cole said on 13/Jan/14
@Lo sgozzatore: You have to look at McHale's postural habits as well. He is constantly tilting his head down and never really standing as straight as he could. If he straightened up he'd obviously be 6'3.5 at the very least.
cole said on 12/Jan/14
I could believe his 6'4 claim - he can look it when standing his tallest. He can look 6'3 or so to people because of his posture, but I doubt he's shorter than 6'3.5.
avi said on 1/Jan/14
@Big D says on 8/Oct/13
Obviously you are not 6'4...
Yeah he seems 2 inches taller than Nathan Fillion and yeah he has a huge forehead must be 5 inch eyeline
RLM said on 20/Dec/13
I was a featured extra on community very recently. He is the tallest actor I have seen yet in hollywood, possibly the tallest person I've seen in this town in general. 6'4 at least. I'm 5'10'' and he made me feel super short :)
Big D said on 8/Oct/13
Joel is definitely taller than that. I bartebd in Seattle and he was in my bar fora bday parry a couple years ago. I am 6'41/2" barefoot and he was clearly a good inch or two taller thab me. I doubt he was wearing high heels;)
Balrog said on 25/Sep/13
Surprise of this listing, looked 6'3" at best with 5'8" Jeremy Renner.
Thinker said on 16/Jul/13
6'4 i think
Some Guy said on 8/Apr/13
Downgrade Patrick Warburton the. Joel looked around two inches taller on The Soup.
Fern194cm-192cm said on 28/Feb/13
I saw him with Joe Manganiello on the soup. ROb you have to see the footage. Honestly, if Mchale is only 6,3.75 then Manganiello is only 6,4.25.
Jay said on 25/Feb/13
He's 6'4. Quit trying to downgrade him.
kk said on 21/Feb/13
Spot on, i never thought he is this tall till i saw him on Conan
Ali Baba said on 24/Jan/13
The part where they were together was quick, so it's possible. Either way I enjoyed seeing the wrestlers make fun of themselves.
said on 24/Jan/13
Lo sgozzatore you seem on a mission to get this guy down to 6'3 or under, how tall do you estimate bob saget next to mchale Click Here
ali i thought clay had an inch on mchale, his eyeline was an inch higher anyway
said on 23/Jan/13
And what about this? Here's with Rob Cordry, who's no more than 5'10: Click Here
He looks even shorter than 6'3...
[Editor Rob: if he's 5ft 10 flat then he looks close to 6ft 3, the guy has nearer a 5-inch eyelevel I believe.
ok, maybe I'll give him a weak 6ft 4 as there is a chance he's 6ft 3.5, as I say I never rule anything out completely, apart from him being under 6ft 3, I can't buy that.]
said on 14/Jan/13
Yeah, well with Chris Barrie, Craig does look under your listing... Doesnt neither look 6'1 to me. Anyway, he generally looked 6'1 range to me. With MCHale, i admit he can look near 6'4 but you dont even see their shoes, i saw some photos of MCHale wearing big nike airmax shoes, which would give him advantage. I saw a vid of Ferguson with legit 6'4 David Hasselhoff and there was for sure more difference.
Here's with legit 178-179 Bryan Cranston: Click Here Click Here
He can look near 6'4 but as you teach it doesnt mean he actually is. If a guy looks 100 times 6'3 and once 6'4, you probably should give him 6'3 ;)
said on 14/Jan/13
And what about these pics with Gabriel Aubry? Click Here
Remember how short Aubry did look next to Welling, that you say is 190 max: Click Here
(He's also closer to the camera and looks noticeably shorter than Welling)...
After this, i've finished because it seems it's impossible to make you change idea with some celebs, even if they look nowhere near the listed height
[Editor Rob: but I showed you joel with ferguson and you can see how he can look near 6ft 4. Of course he can also at times look 6ft 3 aswell, the truth may lie somewhere in the 6ft 3.5 mark]
said on 13/Jan/13
Rob, a pic with Aaron Paul: Click Here
Mchale surely is standing better than him, no posture excuse. Ok, maybe Paul has a bit footwear advantage... But considering the camera angle is from an high point, that also favours Mchale. I'm seeing a 6'2.5 guy in the photo, if you consider Paul 5'8, but he's likely shorter than that
[Editor Rob: I think he looks near 6ft 3 there because his eyelevel is more 5 inches than a 4.5 in the photo. With boat shoes they are like 0.75 inches and so aaron might have close to half inch more shoe.
the camera could be right on 5ft 7-8 high, which might negate the few inches aaron is nearer.
is he losing a cm more in posture, sometimes it's hard to tell.]
Ali Baba said on 11/Jan/13
Did anyone else see "The Soup's Salute to the WWE"? It was pretty a pretty good episode. They had several wrestlers on there including Broadus Clay, The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan. Clay and McHale looked the same height on that. Mysterio looked to be standing on a box anytime he was around McHale.
said on 10/Jan/13
Mmm, all those 5'8 guys hold their own next to a guy who should be 6'4... Does it happen to you too? You feel not much shorter next to big 6'4 guys?
[Editor Rob: while he may be a little shy of his claim, I don't think he's much off it. What about with Craig Ferguson
, and you can see how tall Craig is with Chris Barrie
who I've met numerous times and is near 5ft 11...]
said on 10/Jan/13
Bad posture, mm? Rob, maybe you're a 6'3 guy, but with bad posture you measure only 5'8... With Fillion, he looks 1.5 inches taller, maybe give 6'3.25, he didnt look taller than Zach Levi
[Editor Rob: well from the clips I've seen of him he can look shorter with loose posture, but other times he looks no less than 6ft 3.5-4 to me]
said on 9/Jan/13
Have you seen him next to Aaron Paul, Michael Emerson? Take a Jared Padalecki, who is a legit 6'4, he makes Milo Ventimiglia look like a child. And Milo is supposed to be taller than those guys. You say not 6'3, but for sure not 6'4. Why you keep him at 6'4?
[Editor Rob: look at him with nathan fillion, I wouldn't say he was just flat 6ft 3, but could be anywhere in between. In a lot of clips I can see his height change as he drops posture]
said on 9/Jan/13
I already saw that, i bet Betsy Brandt is in flat shoes or very short heels and Anna Gunn is wearing a bit higher heels, but nothing huge! I am sure! There's also a vid with Aaron Paul and he makes Aaron Paul look near 5'10, when he clearly he fights to look 5'8 on the show! I just saw a pic of a backstage (not the same vid) of Mchale and Betsy Brandt. She's wearing 3 inch heels, he's wearing nike air max (which give about 1.3 inches) and he looks about 4 inches taller than her! If he was 6'4, he'd be almost 6'5.5 in those shoes and she's d be 6'1.5 in heels, absolutely impossible! He's a 6'3 flat guy, maybe a good one! A Tom Welling, who claims less, wouldnt be shorter! Why dont you trust me for once?
[Editor Rob: 6ft 3.5 is possible, 6ft 3 flat i'm not so sure]
said on 9/Jan/13
Rob, is this supposed to be legit 8 inches difference? The other guy is Michael Emerson, who looks 5'11 with him!
Lo sgozzatore said on 3/Jan/13
Well, Rob, i see 1.5 inches between him and Fillion. Maybe just downgrade him to 6'3.5 if you dont want 6'3. I repeat: have you seen him next to Gabriel Aubry? He looks 1-2 cms taller at best and we know Aubry did look 2 inches shorter than Welling, that you say is max 6'2.75!
said on 3/Jan/13
Same height of who?
[Editor Rob: as zach, although if you look around you can see he could be 2 inches taller than nate fillion so I wouldn't say he was much shorter than 6ft 3.5 when standing at his tallest]
said on 2/Jan/13
Rob, you really believe he's a 6'4 guy? :O
Just check few photos of him on gettyimages... He looks nowhere near that height!
For example, he doesnt looks like 15-16 cms taller than Sam Trammell that you met, he's shorter than Zachary Levi, he's slightly taller than Gabriel Aubry, that did look max 6'1 with Tom Welling, he looks two inches taller than Edward Norton! At best he's 6'3, he'd be shorter than a Tom Welling or Sacha Baron Cohen for sure! 6'4 is hilarious
[Editor Rob: they could be the same height, although he looks a little taller than chevy chase]
Lo Sgozzatore said on 18/Oct/12
Hard to believe he's over 6'3 when you see him next to Gabriel Aubry...
ZealousNorth said on 6/Oct/12
Love to see him and Conan next to each other. Wonder who'd edge the other out by a tiny bit. He's probably a bit taller.
Mark D. said on 6/Feb/12
Correct. I'm 6'4.5" and I was 1/2 inch taller when I met him.