How tall is John Cho

John Cho's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

South Korean born American actor best known for roles in the Harold & Kumar series and the Star Trek films (as Sulu). In a Wired Interview he said he was "Five-Ten"

How tall is John Cho
Karen Gillan with John
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Average Guess (48 Votes)
5ft 10in (177.8cm)
Jackie Lee said on 9/Dec/21
@Adan Martinez
He doesn't look 5'5 at all John could have looser posture. Bobby is 5'3 max
Adan Martinez said on 1/Dec/21
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John Cho with Bobby who is supposedly 5’3
If John Cho is 5’10 that would make Bobby actually 5’5 then
FE said on 30/Sep/21
@Editor Rob,

Is 5’10.25-10.5” possible?
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Wouldn’t bat an eye If he claims 5’11”. Average guess is ridiculous, Could look taller than Penn @times!

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob
Although sometimes almost 179 is possible in photos, everything I've seen for me puts him around 178. A strong 5ft 10 is about most I'd give him.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Dec/20
But we can't see Karen's footwear. Heels give a wide variety of heights, depending on the type.
Leesheff85 said on 12/Dec/20
He is deffo 5ft 10 given he only looks 2 inches shorter than Karen in the above picture and she would be 6ft 1 in basic heels which would make him 5ft 11 in shoes
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 9/Sep/19
Based on pic that b642435 provided below from Jan 2017, this south korean actor doesn't seem to be 2 inch taller than Pakistani actor with my height range.. He seems like 5ft 9 range than 5ft 10....
Deng said on 22/May/19
I've met him. Very nice guy and even insisted on taking a photo with me. He's definitley at the very least a quarter inch away from 5'10". I'm a solid 5'7 and he was a solid 2" taller than me in flats.
Flat 179 said on 28/Oct/18
Looks 5'10"1/2 in the above picture. I'd give him 5'10"1/4 and say that he's definitely a legit 178-179cm guy. Any claims that he's anything less than a flat 5'10" are ridiculous in my opinion.
b642435 said on 9/Aug/18
Doesn't look as tall as 5'10 with 5'8 Kumail Nanjiani Click Here
QM6'1QM said on 13/Feb/18
176 cm/ 5'9.25" - average height.
5'10 in the morning.
Roger said on 4/Jan/18
Jut a full 5ft9 Korean who appears taller because of his typical thin hips and narrow shoulders. South Koreans might be taller than the Chinese or Japanese, but they are nowhere near the highest average heights from Europe and Africa. For the record, the tallest Asians are actually the forgotten Polynesians from Samoa and Tonga. They are genetically true forces of nature through centuries of natural selection and their immigrant/expat children certainly do not need to make "tall tales" claims about it unlike other insecure Asian ethnicities...
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/17
Was shorter than 5'11 Seth rogen by 2 inches
Jim said on 2/Dec/17
Mongolian people are tallest people in Asia
ed said on 22/Jun/16
Tracker34: Please re-read what I wrote instead of misstating them.
the Slav said on 5/Jun/16
Looks 5'9 flat. Perfectly average
MD said on 3/Feb/16
With 5'10.5" Michael B. Jordan:

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Not a full 5'10" even with leveling out angles and such. Look at the shoulders.
S.J.H said on 31/Jan/16
At first i thought of a legit 5'10 for cho. The more i see him he look no taller 5'9.5 and probably his hair height give illusion been taller
dmeyer said on 18/Oct/15
Pine looks no more than 6cm taller so 184cm
Travis said on 5/Sep/15
He a legit 5'10
tracker34 said on 25/Jul/15
A comment for ed: So, Brad pitt with 1,80 m is short in Korea?? You crazy!!!
Josh said on 5/Mar/15
This guy is a legit 5'10.
ed said on 12/Jun/14
He is not very tall compared to other Koreans nowadays. Merely average. If you go to Korea, you will see kids tall or taller than his height easily.
MD said on 9/Apr/14
Actually, he isn't. (South) Koreans are some of the tallest East Asians.
Chilean said on 7/Apr/14
he is very tall comparing him with other koreans
MD said on 6/Dec/13
Yeah, I'm starting to definitely see somewhere in between 5'9" and 5'10". With 5'9" Sean Maguire:

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. said on 17/Sep/13
not really tall
kp said on 24/Jul/13
met him in person, 5'10 atleast
Silent d said on 17/Jul/13
Probably 177cm. Little shorter than 179cm kal penn.
Hew said on 4/Dec/12
He has to be closer to 5'9. A man doesn't wear huge lifts like he does if he doesn't have anything to hide. Not that 5'9 is anything to be embarresed about in any way, I'd understand it if you wanted to add a few inches to your height if you was a 5'5-man, but when you are around average, what's the point? Anyways, he's always in some type of extreme footwear that could easily add a good 2-3" on it's own, and still he never looks over 5'11. 5'9.5 is the most I could believe for barefoot height.
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Feb/12
i think harold and kumar are both around 5'9.5". not buying the full 5'10
Emothags said on 25/Oct/11
cb needs to bring this guys height down a couple inches, here he is standing bean pole straight posture with a leaning colin farrell whose own 5'10 height is questionable. Click Here ...And I dont even want hear about their footwear, who judging from the picture look like they both have massive heels on.
yoyo1234 said on 15/Oct/11
He's pretty much the same height as Colin Ferrell.

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But then again who knows who's being shopping on LOL
LAN Jiao said on 11/Oct/11
Lol. Menace195 bringing down 5'9 for john cho whose literally 5-6cm shorter than pine,quinto,urban primere of startrek and on karl urban page bring up 6'2 for flat 6ft urban. Cho is at least 5'10 if the cast was 6"-6"1.
C-Dawg said on 3/Aug/11
I've got one full-blooded Korean acquaintance who is 6'4" and a couple of others who are 6'1". Koreans get pretty tall.
cho is korean said on 1/Aug/11
cho is south korean, they are generally on the taller side!
Brandon said on 20/Jul/11
NPH is 5'11" or 6ft in dress shoes, 5'10" barefoot, and both Cho and Penn was possibly 1-2 inches shorter than him, 5'8" - 5'9" is probably accurate for both Cho and Penn.
B said on 19/Feb/11
This guy doesn't quite look 5' 10'' in some of the Star Trek preimer pics with Chris Pine what do you think Rob? because in one of the pics posted by "Luke" (the first pic) he looks about 3 to 3.5 in shorter then Pine with good posture and a slightly raise eye level with Pine who appears to have a slight lean! and Chow has slightly more hair on his head then Pine so I'm starting to think 5' 9.5-177cm for Chow might be a bit more fair what is your opinion Rob? please answer.
michael said on 20/Jan/11
I think he is 176
Menace 195cm said on 29/Dec/10
No more than 5'9"
KarmaSutra said on 30/Nov/10
@Hikaru: I'm not Korean but here`s a thought! Divide known Asian celebrities you know into nationalities and draw your own conclusion.
Japanese: Mr.Miyagi(God bless his soul), Harold`s father(forgot his name), Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Midori Ito, Christi Yamaguchi, Mirai Nagasu.
Chinese: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, James Hong, Lisa Ling, Michelle Kwan.
Korean:John and Margaret Cho, Daniel Dae Kim, Kim Yuna, Linda Park, Michelle Wie.
Bottom line is Chinese people tend to have bigger eyes and wider nose similar to South-east asian. Koreans have smaller eyes, narrower nose, lighter skin tone. And Japanese anywhere in btwn. Of course there are alot of people from above nationalities who doesnt look like anything described hence pass for any nationality. But in my experience, Koreans looked slightly taller and bigger than any other asians. Among younger generation that is.
Radioflyer said on 30/Nov/10
As an American who was stationed in Osan (korea) for a yr, and having travelled all over Asia after the service before heading home, South Koreans are the tallest Asian period. If a Vietnamese is 6ft, he is considered shaq o Neil in his home country. If a Chinese then Kobe Briant. If a Japanese then Christopher reeve. If a south Korean, then slightly tall. I'm talking about guys younger than 35 though. Just travel these countries if you got the time and money. See for yourselves. I heard that Korean ancestors came from Sumer (ancient middle-east civilization)using the ancient silk road. Hence the difference in height comes out given the proper nutrition. And similar sounds in languages btw arab and Korean, though they look Asian now. Even the personalities are similar I think.
MD said on 8/Nov/10
With 6'1" Zachary Quinto:

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M said on 6/Nov/10
Seems a little to tall. I'd say 5'8 1/2 to 5'9 max
Rey Ray said on 1/Nov/10
Asians nowadays are getting taller esp. Koreans and Chinese, if you happens to visit Asia if you only have have a height of 5-7 to 5'8 nahhh you'll be shorter than them.Well there's still short guy though with average height from 5'5 to 5'6 which is normal to asians.But with the new generations they're getting taller. You wont believe me?try to go either Korea or China, make sure you have a height taller than 5'7 to 5'8. :) by the way koreans,japanese and chinese are easy to tell from each other...
Sam said on 28/Jun/09
Weird, most of my Korean friends are well over 5'10 and I'm not talking about a couple here I'm talking 7~8 guys.
I think Koreans are the bigger/taller Asians among them all.
As for John Cho I'd give him around 5'9 and half, maybe 5'10 before his morning coffee
anonymous said on 26/Jun/09
josh j thats so wrong. i was in korea last summer and iam a vietnamese born in germany. iam 6 feet and in korea the young males seems to be all like 5ft8,5ft9 not more than that, i hanged out a lot with young guys there cuz i'm still 15. so i was like 2-3 inches taller than the most of them. sure there 'd been some guys around 6ft like me, but the most are like 5ft8
Josh.J said on 12/Jun/09
i dont know where you get your info Ed but recent generation of S.Korean males are fiarly tall. im 5'10 and im regarded as 'average' in korea. the reason the average height males seem taller is because the average height of women in korea is quite short. most young men are around 5'11~6ft these days.
Ed said on 9/Jun/09
MD is almost right. The average young Korean male (18-21 years of age) is 173 cm, which translates to a little over 5'8''. Mandatory military service is required for almost all Korean males, and 173 cm is the average that was arrived at after measuring everyone who has to serve.

5'10'' is still an uncommon height for young Korean men, though obviously not as uncommon as the previous generation.
eric said on 3/Jun/09
Cho looks about a 5'9" next to 6'0" Chris Pine. On the Chris Pine page there are alot of pics showing a 3" difference.
MD said on 7/May/09
Is there really a full inch between John and Simon Pegg, here?

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This is not to mention that Pegg is the one of the weaker 5'9"s I've ever seen.
trekkie said on 28/Apr/09
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chin said on 4/Mar/09
No. I'm talking about korean fobs too, MD. I have a lot of international friends as well. Korean young boyz who were born after 90's are pretty tall around 6 actaully. And the average doen't mean people are really like that. It's like even though the US average height for a man is around 5'9", most american guyz are actually taller than that.
Leung said on 2/Mar/09
Comets, you talk as though 5
MD said on 2/Mar/09
You must mean Korean-Americans, Chin. The 5'8.5" is for the younger generations in Korea.
chin said on 1/Mar/09
yeh.. all of my korean frdz(guyz) are around 5'10.. and korean teens are pretty tall around 6' nowadayz..
MD said on 26/Feb/09
Comets, that was a dumb comment. If you'd seen the guy, you wouldn't be doubting it instead of going off of stereotypes. And, BTW, Koreans are now among the tallest people in East Asia averaging 5'8.5".
Comets said on 25/Feb/09
Cho at 5'10.. I doubt that, Koreans are rarely over 5'7 let alone 5'10..this probably needs to be clarified
Anonymous said on 25/Aug/08
cho has a bigger head but there both about same hieght..who cares'
DTA said on 15/Jul/08
In Harold and Kumar, Cho and Penn are the same height. In fact if anything Kal Penn could be taller since I noticed in scenes where the camera was pointed directly at them and not angled that Penn's eyeline was a little above Cho's. Dubious way of deciding however since foreheads aren't the same height but still.. there is no way John Cho has more than .5 inch over Kal Penn. 5'10" sounds about right, 5'10.5" tops
jay said on 13/Jul/08
looks about average so 5'10" seems about right. since he's spiking up his hair he can appear 6ft.
Josh said on 18/May/08
I met him he's a good 5'9 1/2
Brah said on 18/May/08
I met this guy last year. He is about 5'10". He spikes his hair way up, so that can create the illusion that he is taller.
steph said on 14/May/08
i think kal penn is 5 10, john cho 5 11
C. said on 14/May/08
I think he's taller than 5'10", but no more than 5'11". It's hard to tell.
herm said on 2/May/08
john is 5'10 he appeare in an episode of til death, he was dwarfed by brad garrett who is 6'8.5, he's just average height.
MD said on 21/Jun/07
I'm not so sure about Cho and Penn. It seems that Kal has decidely poorer posture, and John's always standing as straight as he can, it seems. Maybe Kal needs to have that quarter of an inch taken off, though. He defintely isn't ever taller than Cho in pictures.

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Leung said on 20/Jun/07
I also see at least 1.5" difference between Cho and Biggs.
Here’s another discrepancy, Kal Penn is listed 5’10.25” but in “Harold and Kumar” Cho is clearly taller.

Editor Rob
you counting his 3-inch hairdo?
Bombay Rocker said on 19/Jun/07
Isnt this guy in the american pie wedding, i am 100% sure he was about an inch to inch and a hlf taller than jason biggs when both were wearing sneakers.....rob you can even check that scene whene john cho and another friends come to bigg's party before he and alysson get married and he says something like...i dont even know half the people can clearly see that jason is at the very very least an inch shorter than him while both are in sneakers so how come jason is 177 and john is 178 here?
Leung said on 28/May/07
Kal Penn is one of those guys that can look short in solo scenes but when he is standing next to other people you can see that he is 5’10”ish.
Dax Wheyton said on 30/Apr/07
In "Harold and Kumar," he and Kal Penn seemed to be about the same height. But in real life photos, he's consistently about an inch/inch-and-a-half taller than Kal. This guy seems a solid 5'10" if not 5'11".
Bombay Rocker said on 14/Mar/07
If he is 5 feet 10 then theres no way jason biggs is 5 feet 9.5, more like 5 feet 8.5 or even 5 feet 8 but i know thats not correct so john is more like 5 feet 11 or even 5 feet 11.5
MD said on 12/Mar/07
Eddie Kaye Thomas is given 5'10.75", here, Anonymous.
Anonymous said on 12/Mar/07
He looks like around 6 feet to me. In pie movies he looks around 1 and a half to 2 inches taller than jason biggs and as tall or maybe a little taller than eddie kaye thomas whose about 6 feet.
independence said on 22/Dec/06
met him when he made a guest appearance for our business fair. im almost 5'10 he must have been 5'11" or 6' but prob more likely 5'11
girldowntown said on 3/Nov/06
f**** him last nite.. yea about 5'9"
Anonymous said on 12/May/06
Met him at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, face to face. I'm 5'8, just measured in fact,
and he was a clear 5'11. My friend who's 5'11 also met him separately and agreed. Nothing
weird about his shoes, but lifts could be hidden. But at a small Asian Film Festival?
trueheight said on 13/Mar/06
naw, he's 5'10. I sized him up at the '05 asian exellence awards. 5'11 in shoes. most accurate would prob be 5'9.5
Eddd said on 12/Mar/06
Saw him in downtown Toronto the other night. About as tall as me, 5'10, but he was wearing huge boots. So, gotta be 5'9
menino_chines said on 3/Feb/06
passed by him and eddie kaye thomas tonight in NYC. 5'9" is about right. he's very slim, looks taller on tv.
clad-in-black said on 23/Jan/06
uh huh, he looks average tallish lil bit,
ya me too , thought he was 5 9
but it isnt that big a diff 5 9 to 5 10
keyzas said on 3/Dec/05
Saw him in person, he's 5'9"

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