How tall is John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

Colombian actor, from Moulin Rouge and appearin in Assault on Precinct 13. He claims in the Daily Bruin when playing the part Clown in the film Spawn, "I had to bend over, like crouch down so I could be 4 foot 11. I'm 5 foot 8. I'm very tall"

How tall is John Leguizamo
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During 'Die Hard 2.' It wasn't race discrimination. It was height discrimination. I'm 5 feet 8. I was cast as Terrorist No. 2, but I was the shortest one there and they demoted me to Terrorist No. 7. AND they had me die earlier than I had to. AND they made me die with a hood over my head. And THEN they dubbed my voice.
-- 1993

How tall is John Leguizamo
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Average Guess (35 Votes)
5ft 6.53in (169cm)
Leesheff1985 said on 16/Mar/23
Your no jolly green giant yourself Daniel at 5ft 8 range. He could be nearly five seven
Daniel Lee said on 27/Dec/22
5'8 in lifts, 169, giant short guy
Majestic Butterfly said on 12/Oct/22
a 5'6 flat guy definitely shouldn't be towering over a 5'4 1/2 guy like that and they're wearing the same exact shoes. if he was 5'5.5-5'6.0 then freddy would have to be 5'2.5-5'3 flat.

i agree that he's definitely short but he's not that short, he's gotta be in the 5'6 1/2-5'7 flat range.
Canson said on 31/Mar/21
5’8? Really?
Canson said on 31/Mar/21
Leesheff85 said on 28/Mar/21
Not sure he is just 2 inches taller than freddie here rob more like 3
Jkiller said on 13/Nov/20
His 5'8 claim is a joke. He's 5'6.5 and that's that. No taller.
Tends said on 28/Jul/19
Same height as James Corden.
Nik said on 9/Jun/19
He looks close to his listed height! All the vowels are in his surname!
Jug said on 27/Nov/18
I saw him once in front of a theater on Broadway talking to reporters (I guess he was doing a play). He was with Cedric the Entertainer. I was surprised at how short both of them were. I would say 5'5 or 5'6 for both men.
Powerhouse said on 5/Apr/18
Anywhere in that 5’6-5’6.5 range is plausible for him. Definitely looks legit short in everything he is in.
Canson said on 7/Dec/17
In to Wong Fu he was prob 5’9-5’10 in his heels
Anonymous said on 2/Oct/17
Click Here skip to 28:06
errybodyshutup said on 4/Aug/17
very tall for a short man indeed
Phil said on 23/Jul/17
He looks short in the film " the Fan" I think he is 5 foot 5 and a half , 5 foot 6 maximum.
Richardspain said on 4/Jul/17
He seems 175cm in screen, but could be less of 170cm. Maybe is 169.

I have a friend similar than Leguizamo, his face, color hair , eyes, the only different the age and height because my friend is younger and taller than Leguizamo.

I give
Scott said on 5/Jun/17
I was thinking more like 5'6'', myself.
Average height and slim said on 27/May/17
Looked 5 inches shorter than Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo and Juliet.
World Citizen said on 23/May/17
Hey Rob, can you add Vincent Laresca?

I really wonder how tall he is?
Bee123 said on 10/May/17
Same as Bieber
jd said on 11/Jan/17
was watching Bloodline onight, he is 69" according to the show
josh jeffords said on 5/Nov/16
Might need a peak height he really did look low average younger days now he looks shorter and heavier.
Could pass for a weak 5 8 back in the day better than pacino ever did he never fooled me once.
He could be 5 .5 now and as listed peak, he was often not the star so i doubt they gave him any wardrobe upgrades..
Id give him an upgrade just for messing with seagal back in the day funny story "he runs like a fat woman but hits like a big muthafu"
He is hilarious and actually does a decent bit of acting.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/16
Hey Rob, could we add a photo and more credits?

Carlito's Way, Executive Decision, The Fan and Season 2 of Bloodlines
5'11 barefoot said on 7/Jun/15
You people are losers. I worked the American Latin Movie Awards. ALMA in 2002. I'm barely over 6 foot in shoes. I'm 5'11" barefoot. I personally had to escort the actors and give them event guides for the show. I will name and tell you the actors I met that night's heights. Leguizamo was small about 5'5" or maybe 5'6" or shorter. Hector Elizondo was about 5'9". Antonio Banderas wears lifts he was about 5'8" to 5'9" in lifts. Esai Morales was close to 5'8" than 5'9". The boxer Fernando Vargas was there wearing lifts he was not even close the 5'11" listing. He was closer to 5'8" barefoot probably now that I think about that day. Some of the actors from resurrection boulevard were there Nicholas Gonzalez was there he was about 5'8" maybe on the show he tried to be a boxer so he looked taller. Um Jay Lo was there but I stared at her booty and didn't care about her height. Arnold Shwarznegger was there to I have no idea why. He was about close to my height which was cool I thought. Cause I've seen him at 6'2" and 6'1". Anyway as stated My height is 5'11" barefoot all these actors were wearing obviously some more padded than others. Oh and Mark Whalberg is 1 inch taller than Leguizamo by 1 inch by the way give or take some centimeters of course.
the shredder said on 9/Jan/15
Rob I think he needs a downgrade or Martin needs a upgrade , Martin Lawrence was 2 inches taller than him.
the shredder said on 30/Nov/14
Martin Lawrence Made him look about 5'5.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/14
He was obviously joking
AnaS said on 13/Aug/14
5 foot 8 very tall for a man? Jeez, that's not 'very tall' even for a woman, let alone for a man. And apparently he's not even 5 foot 8, lol!
the shredder said on 9/Mar/14
5'8 is laughable , would make Martin Lawrence appear 5'10.
Silent d said on 28/Sep/13
Watching collateral damage and he is standing his ground next to 6 foot 1 arnie. 169cm is about right. In land of the dead, he didn't look that tall next to 176cm simon baker. 169m is about right.
Selena said on 22/May/13
5'6 seems perfect, watching him in the Babysitters now and he's much shorter than Alexandra Daddario who is a genuine 5'8. Possibly smaller but movies make it hard to tell
the shredder said on 24/Jul/11
Rob ... This guy needs a downgrade ... He was not much taller then Bob Hoskins
jake said on 22/Jul/11
5ft6.75 at night.
WarriorDude said on 20/May/11
5'7" sounds spot on. You can tell he's not 5'6" but you can also tell he's not 5'8" by looking at his limbs.
the shredder said on 8/Jun/09
Rob , do you think he can be shorter then 5'7 ? He really does look shorter , and he was shorter then Glenn !

Editor Rob
he thought john was taller than himself.
leonari said on 27/May/09
5'8" is crap for John.
Rock said on 26/May/09
Saw John walking through Washington Square Park today in NYC and was within 10 feet of him. He was wearing boots but regardless thought he would be shorter. I am 6'3" and to me he looked a little over 5'10". I would give him a little over 5'8" in bare feet.
Ed T. said on 28/Nov/08
Looked to be at least three inches shorter than the 5'10" listed Donnie Wahlberg in "Righteous Kill". No way he is taller than 5'7". More likely he is closer to 5'6" - 5'6.5".
RisingForce said on 22/Nov/08
5'9"? Are you kidding? Even he claimed in 1991 to be 5'7".
anonymaous said on 22/Nov/08
i met him he is 5.9
Complex said on 19/Nov/08
He's 5'6, he's shorter than cedric the entertainer and barely taller than zoey zechanel or however you spell her name, maybe 5'7 morning height and 5'6 and change in the evening! He's small but hysterical :)
RisingForce said on 5/Nov/08
In 1991 he claimed 5'7"

At 5 feet 7 inches tall and 147 pounds, "I'd make a good junior welterweight," he said.

Click Here

I doubt he's any taller but since he's tried claiming 5'8" and even 5'9" in recent years I doubt he's any shorter.

5'7", no more, no less I'd say.
glenn said on 27/Oct/08
leonari-i havent seen him since 1997.and i keep missing him at events when he is here.recently too.the man is around my height,5-7 to 5-8.not more or less.5-6 and 5-10 are too much.
leonari said on 26/Oct/08
Glenn: have you seen John recently? A new pic maybe? Are you still convinced he is 5'7"???
RisingForce said on 14/Oct/08
Here is a hilarious quote about his height.

"John Leguizamo in "Spawn" (1997). Leguizamo is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and thin, which may come as a surprise to those who know him only through his performance as the squat, rotund and flamboyantly evil Clown."

Here's the link Click Here

5'10"????? A guy who admitted to being 5'7" being described as 5'10" is laughable to say the least.
nate said on 21/Feb/08
a bit more than 5-7. he seems like the friendliest guy in the world.
the shredder said on 6/Jan/08
Gago , you met Martin Lawrence ? ... He was taller then John , but sometimes he looks really short !
Gago said on 4/Jan/08
John is 5'6/168cm, i saw him a year ago in LA.
Taylor said on 25/Sep/07
Is he 5'7" or 5'8"???
the shredder said on 15/Aug/07
Rob , lol ... if the height chart is ACCURATE ... then where does that put Hoskins ? ... 5 ft 3 ????????

Editor Rob
yeah 5ft 3-3.5 likely! they kind of did stand tall at one point.
the shredder said on 15/Aug/07
Rob , did you check out the video I posted ! ... John and Bob Hoskins NEXT TO A HEIGHT CHART !

Editor Rob
yes, he's struggling with 5ft 6 there, but I don't know if it is accurate.
the shredder said on 13/Aug/07
LOL ... ROB ... CHECK THIS OUT ! John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins as the super mario bros NEXT TO A HEIGHT CHART ! Go to 6:05 on the video !

Click Here
dmeyer said on 30/Jul/07
he is a small guy in person no more than 5'7
Glenn said on 30/Jul/07
I met Will Smith a few least 6-2.cant find my photo.never saw Martin.Im good shredder,and you?
the shredder said on 30/Jul/07
He looks in the 5 ft 7 range to me ! Could be 5 ft 7.25 ! ... I hope you get Martin Lawrence and Will Smith someday Glenn ! ... BTW , HOW YOU BEEN Glenn ?
Glenn said on 29/Jul/07
Anonymous was me.
ras said on 27/Jul/07
5 ft 7 tops, so 5'7 it is because I can notice Glenn is leaning a bit and/or John is using the "Ian McKellen" technique so he could be 5'6.5 too. But 5'7 is fine with me.
Anonymous said on 27/Jul/07
im not sure he is 5-7.he could be 5-8.i only saw him once.even been to events he was at recently and would miss him.
RICHARD said on 25/Jul/07
He looked 5'9' in Land of the Dead. Had no idea he is only 5'7
glenn said on 23/Jul/07
i shouldve scrolled down to see.i thought it would be too far down,but it was on top,your requests that is.thanks for your patience!
sidewinder said on 22/Jul/07
yes Glenn, it was i. thanks
glenn said on 22/Jul/07
this was 10,11 years ago.
the shredder said on 21/Jul/07
Thinks Rob and Glenn ! ... I now say 5'7 , 5'7.25 ! ... Time to upgrade Martin Lawrence to 5'9 ... lol !
glenn said on 20/Jul/07
were you the one asking me from time to time?
glenn said on 17/Jul/07
for those incredibly patient,i dug out my john i need to scan it.youll see it by this weekend the lies.
Bserious said on 16/Jul/07
I had to come back and peek in on the JL discussion. Please tell me if I am wrong but I always assumed the strength of this site was it's reliance on empirical information, and not the claims of the person who stands (pardon the pun) to benefit from said claims. Can we really rely on JL's statements of stature even if he seems to be close to consistent? I think we are ignoring the the smirk rule of height that short guys have employed. The oath goes " I will claim any height I can say with a straight face and people don't smirk when the words come out of my mouth."
amanda said on 4/Jul/07
i'm so happy he's taller than i thought. i think he's hot. hehee.

however: "I'm 5 foot 8. I'm very tall"--??? That's crazy talk. hahahaha
Bud said on 9/Jun/07
In his book he says Pacino is 5'6 and Segal is 6'5. Segal comes across as a complete ass with a chip on his shoulder.
sidewinder said on 19/May/07
i don't think he is as short as 5'4 because he was taller than Freddy Rodriguez in the movie "the pest"

I think John is in between 5'6 and 5'7
Xan said on 15/May/07
A few years ago I saw JL at a Spanish theatre in NYC. I was a teenager then, but already 5'3 as I am now. I was wearing 1 1/2 to 2 inch shoes and my jaw literally dropped when I saw how short he was. I walked right by him and we were eye to eye. Trust me, I dated a guy who is 5'4 (short but cute, just like John) and JL is the same. I def. think he wears lifts when he's at premieres and on camera. I guess that day he left them at home!
sidewinder said on 25/Apr/07
hi Glenn,just a reminder that a few of us are still interested in that Leguizamo pic.
glenn said on 14/Mar/07
john is no smaller than 5-7.
leonari said on 14/Mar/07
he looks 5'6" next to Spike (cause spike is 5'5")
MD said on 13/Mar/07
With Spike Lee, who's given 5'5.5", here, but most argue shorter.

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radio_man said on 13/Mar/07
he seems 5'6 tops!
glenn said on 24/Feb/07
my old phone showed photos,just not photos from links.this i think is showing all the link photos.except i think i need to install a program for email answering and showing links as crazy and complicated as that amazed it wont let me answer yahoo emails and i thought i finally figured out how to do capitals,but now it isnt working.who would think on this expensive device it wouldnt be so complicated.all internet sites including this one is so much faster,and obviously bigger.a true mini computer.and i might be getting internet at home any second now.movin on up!
glenn said on 24/Feb/07
soon in glenns world could be months.hang in there.sorry.

Editor Rob
good, so your palm device works ok, does it show photos?
the shredder said on 23/Feb/07
I thought Glenn was posting a pic soon ???
MD said on 23/Feb/07
John with 5'10" Simon Baker. This is a really good photo, because we can see footwear, and it's on even ground.

Click Here

(most likely in lifts, for premiere)

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MD said on 12/Jan/07
Yeah, 5'8" in heels, to me, implies at the very least a 1" difference. I'm still thinking somewhere in the 5'6" range, for him.
sidewinder said on 10/Jan/07
From his book "pimps, hos, playa hatas and all the rest of my Hollywood friends".

Seagal's maybe six-five, and i'm just under six feet tall... well, way under. Five Eight. In Heels.

therefore he has to be an inch or so below five eight. 5'6 and a half maybe?
Glenn said on 3/Jan/07
You can never annoy me sidewinder.its people like you that make the site.I just havnt had time.and no computer at home.Ill try soon.thanks.
sidewinder said on 1/Jan/07
Hi Glenn,i totally don't want to annoy you, just a reminder on the Leguizamo pic.
thanks man.
Glenn said on 28/Dec/06
Ill try to post it saturday morning.thanks!
sidewinder said on 28/Dec/06
Hi Glenn, here is your reminder for the Leguizamo pic ;)
Glenn said on 24/Dec/06
Remind me please Sidewinder in a few days.thanks!
Sidewinder said on 22/Dec/06
Thanks for the reply Glenn, awesome!
Glenn said on 21/Dec/06
Sidewinder-hopefully between this weekend and the first week in January.thanks.
Sidewinder said on 19/Dec/06
Hey Glenn, are you still planning on posting that pic with Leguizamo? he is my fav actor and i'd really like to see it if possible. thanks man
the shredder said on 19/Dec/06
LOL , so he is more 5'6-5'7ish . how is " im 5 ft 8 John " shoter then " im 5 ft 7 or 5 ft 8 Martin " ? easy , John hardly hits 5'7 and Martin is a 5'7 lift wearer !
the shredder said on 19/Dec/06
oh , if Glennjamin saw him at 5'7 minimum ... then Lawrence is a lift wearer .

really though , he is not that much taller then 5'4 max Bob hoskins .

maybe John is a 5'6ish guy that just leves a 5'7-5'8ish impression ?
the shredder said on 19/Dec/06
I agree MD , 5'8 seems to high for him ... Martin Lawrence claims only 5'7 ( once pushing it to 5'8 ) and he had a clear 1'-1.5 on John in that movie !

also Martin can't be anymore then 5'7 because Mr.T had a good 4 inches on him in his tv sitcom ! ... all i can think of is that John is shorter then his claims or Martin was just wearing lifts for movie ??? i personally think a shade under 5'7 !
Glenn said on 19/Dec/06
No smaller than 5-7.could be 5-8.but more 5-7.
MD said on 18/Dec/06
Yeah, 5'7" seems like the very, very top of the scale. This is one where I'd definitely think he's taking claim to the 2 inch rule. I'm actually think he could be a full inch under 5'7".
the shredder said on 18/Dec/06
Rob , do you personally think he can be his 5 ft 8 claims ??? i personally think hes not a tic over 5'7 , a little under if anything ! ... he really is about the same , or slightly shorter then 5'7ish Martin Lawrence in that movie !!!
Editor Rob said on 17/Dec/06
Consistant with 5ft 8, said in 2001: "I'm just under 6 feet", he said, flashing a smile before admitting "I'm 5-8, dammit"
leonari said on 17/Oct/06
Bserious: you are right: he ain't taller tha 5'7". Rob has him perfect. The guy is so into disguts me!
Viper652 said on 17/Oct/06
I think of a linebacker when I think diesel.
Bserious said on 16/Oct/06
In the April 2003 Men's Health, Johnny-boy claimed, before training for his boxing flick, to be 5'9" and 162, and I quote "that's a lot of fat" until trimming and muscling his way to 147, saying "I gained muscle I never had... I was diesel!" Am I the only one that finds these "stats" and his perspective of them delusional? The only way I see "diesel" at 147 is if the height is off by more than a couple of inches. BTW did anyone see "To Wong Foo..." ? Next to average height actors, Snipes and Swayze, he looked less than average in stature. Please tell me if I am wrong.
leonari said on 3/Sep/06
he ain't smaller than 5'7" but surely not taller either...
Glenn said on 3/Sep/06
My pleasure Sidewinder.
dmeyer said on 1/Sep/06
he looked about 5 6 and another time 5 7.5 so 5 7 seems corect
sidewinder said on 31/Aug/06
thanks glenn, i have always wondered about this guy. he seems so short in so many movies. great actor and comedian though.
Glenn said on 30/Aug/06
Yes.itll appear one day.hopefully soon.thanks.
sidewinder said on 29/Aug/06
do you have a pic of him and yourself glenn?
Glenn said on 28/Aug/06
No way is he smaller than 5-7.
sidewinder said on 27/Aug/06
can this guy be downgrader to 5'6 or 5'6.5
he obviously doesn't reach 5'7
Anonymous said on 16/Jul/06
Quite a bit smaller than Sean Penn in Casualties of War
J. said on 14/Jun/06
His character's height is listed as 5'8" on a missing person sheet in the excellent film, "King of Jungle".
Anonymous said on 10/Jun/06
he looks about the same height as al pacino in carlitos way 5'6 maybe slightly taller. defitnitly not 5'8
trueheight said on 10/May/06
well in one of the R1DVD extras, Leguizamo hosted a featurette in which he remarked that Romero was like a NBA basketball player; pretty funny
MD said on 7/May/06
I'd bet BOTH of them wear lifts, because Johnny can look much taller at premiers and such. He likes to wear a lot of boots. I just don't see how his old boxing profile can have him at 5'5" and him being much taller than that. Boxing shoes are very then soled and heeled.
MD said on 6/May/06
I'd say less than 5'7". Here he is with 5'7" Dennis Hopper (far left). If you trace a line over, Dennis is taller, even if you take into account Leguizamo's stance:

1. Click Here

Editor Rob
yes, I've seen their scenes together, hopper I would be very surprised if he didn't have lifts to make himself (the boss) look a bit taller
Horrorfan said on 5/May/06
I just rewatched Land of the Dead, and Leguizamo looked to be no more than 5'7" in that movie; possibly even 5'6".
Wilhelm Fink said on 15/Apr/06
Well I think he is 5ft 6.5in...
chandelle said on 14/Apr/06
i thought john leguizamo looked like 5'6 or somewhere around there. i am 5'4". he looked really short in the pest.
Becky said on 18/Mar/06
he looks 5'8" to me
mishi said on 16/Mar/06
After one of his stand-up comedy shows in SF, I got his autograph. He is at most 5'6.. I'm 5'2, he was not that much taller then me.
trueheight said on 23/Feb/06
hmmm, i wouldn't dwell on movie stills because many times they are purposely decieving. Better to stick to candids
trueheight said on 23/Feb/06
I do believe glenn, but Leguizamo is almost *never* seen in trainers; He's one of the only actors i know who always wears clunky boots
trueheight said on 23/Feb/06
c'mon, he's a solid 5-8er, looks it in all of his films especially
then again, MD's link looks real, especially if it was taken during atheletic training. And in Assault on Precinct 13, Ja Rule was was the same height. STill he looks 5-8 in all his other films
Glenn said on 23/Jan/06
he's 5-7,5-8.
MD said on 22/Jan/06
Plus, I found this page listing him at 5'5" and 155lbs. I'd think this would probably be more accurate seeing as how boxing shoes are really thin soled, and possibly taken in barefeet:

A-Bomb said on 6/Dec/05
Ok with that Super Mario movie i don't think it's a proper chart. I watched the film and the space in-between what looks to be 5'6" and 6' could fit John Leguizamo's head within it two times or maybe more. Remember they are meant to be in another dimension so with that mind I think they put in the chart to show they have a slightly different measuring system in Koopa Kingdom. Also with the fact pointed out below that they are hanging by chains it doesn't show anything unfortunately.
Mr. R said on 1/Nov/05
I saw the Leno show too, and I would also guess 5'7".
Anshelm said on 31/Oct/05
Hmm, I would have thought 173–175 cm/5'8"–5'9" next to Jay Leno. But if he says 173 cm, that's got to be the max... Oh well, I suppose I didn't get that good a look anyway :/
J. said on 1/Oct/05
Not too sure he's this tall. In the film Summer of Sam, Leguizamo has on high heeled platforms and has his hair coiffed up and still is one of the shortest people in the club scenes. Mira Sorvino with heels on was a smidgen taller than him while he had HEELS on as well! Not too long ago, he was also on Nickeloden News. When he came onto the stage, he had on some HUGE mountain climbing boots and still was a bit shorter than the average height-looking guess. I heavily doubt he's 5'8", let alone 5'7.5". In Hollywood, usually when the stars state their height, they bunk it by 2 inches and I think that's what is going on here.
CoolJ said on 16/Sep/05

They both have chunky shoes on.. especially Baker. If Baker is 5'10", then 5'7.5" for John sounds right.
kevin said on 15/Sep/05
here a good pic with both
kevin said on 1/Sep/05
in land of the dead beside simon baker whos listed 5 10 here he does look 5 7 at best
Anonymous said on 19/Apr/05
i saw him on his new movie 171 172cm max

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