How tall is John Lithgow

John Lithgow's Height

6ft 3 ¼ (191.1 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 4 (193 cm)
American actor best known to TV audiences for his role as Dr Dick Solomon in comedy show Third Rock from the Sun and as Arthur Mitchell in Dexter. In film he has given many memorable performances, most notably in films like Blow Out, Cliffhanger, Footloose, Terms of Endearment, Santa Claus: The Movie, The Manhattan Project and Shrek. He mentioned that "I have a love/hate relationship with my height - I am 6ft 4in."

How tall is John Lithgow
John with Alfred Molina
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My worst job? Cab driver in New York. It almost crippled me. There are no 6ft 4in cabbies in New York.

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 4.03in (193.1cm)
Current: 6ft 3.31in (191.3cm)
Tall In The Saddle said on 22/Feb/20

You went there on this thread because of your own issues, not mine. And then you affirmed that, by falsely suggesting that I was the one "harping" when you anyone can see it has been you doing that, including making multiple same day posts across several threads (and accusing me of doing same, wow??), going on and on and virtually repeating yourself to the word. Such posting frequency and repetition is in your history, well preceding me.

I dropped a post on the Tyson thread. It pertained exactly to the Tyson thread and a stand alone post you made on that thread which was clearly repetitious, for it's own sake and in no response to any recent contention. In reply, branching it out, YOU called in the Foreman thread, not I, and claimed identical repetition and hypocrisy on my part. False. There is no comparison as is clearly illustrated on the Foreman thread in real time and as detailed in my last post on that thread. Additionally, you proclaimed of your own volition that you were DONE on the GF thread only to post so much more across multiple threads.

My initial post HERE, the FIRST on this thread, and my follow ups, were fine. Normal debate, pertaining exactly to the subject at hand and if obvious self contradictions and back tracking present themselves, I will point them out. I'm pretty sure you have tried to highlight same in the face of other posters, so I would suggest that you don't play false sensitivities in the face of fair debate.

NOW, notwithstanding your OWN diversion from the subject at hand, a diversion which I have duly replied to, I will return to the question of Lithgow's height, as per my original post. I will agree nothing served going beyond this point.

I am linking some photos that, while I agree aren't perfect shots, lend themselves to my opinion re Lithgow's height.

Lithgow, Crystal and Goldblum 2005 Click Here
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Lithgow and Neeson among the cast of Kinsey 2004 Click Here
Canson said on 19/Feb/20
@Tall in the Saddle: yes I did go there because I felt that your post was a aggressive and hostile and you were implying “repetitive” etc and harping on it. And I didn’t backtrack on anything. I also said if the content of my post is an issue then Rob can fix it. So that’s that. I’m going to leave it alone because I don’t see what either of us is accomplishing with hostility these last few posts on the three pages. I’m just going to leave it at I didn’t start or see a need for any of this. I’d rather just move on and that’s essentially why I put that at the bottom of the page about your rights if you have an issue with my content. But Back to his height, My guess on the height for Lithgow was initially 6’4” years ago but maybe in recent years I’ve seen him as more of a weak 6’4” guy in his prime. And I thought 6’4 primarily with how he looked with a guy like Conan. But I have seen comparisons with other 6’4 guys here. What I meant with the camera advantage is that there was not quite as much height between he and Conan as I initially thought. It could appear to be a full inch between them at the time. And to be honest it’s possible that he does edge him by 1/2”-2cm and maybe is 6’4”. I’ve also used comparisons next to other celebs and compared them to other celebs to arrive at my estimate such as Selleck who I agree 6’3.5 for. That’s how he looked with Dennis Haysbert and with Ted Danson. I would give those two 6’4.25-6’4.5” and 6’2.5” respectively. Seeing Lithgow against some of the same that’s how he appeared was slightly shorter. But it is also possible that some of the pics I’ve seen are when he was no longer at his peak height. I can agree with Rob today. He looks closer to 6’3 if not right at 6’3”.
Tall In The Saddle said on 18/Feb/20

I am well aware that there are some who have expressed a bit of doubt as to whether Lithgow was a full 6'4". Not many, but a few, thus my musing "why equivocate on any less?". I am also well aware where you have Neeson and Goldblum. My first post here, in general address with multiple references in support of my opinion. Your choice to respond. In reply, you stated that Lithgow looked slightly taller due to angle. My read on that statement (which is more than reasonable) is that without the angle Lithgow loses the slight advantage. At any rate, the accent of that statement is somewhat different as compared to "Lithgow convincingly edged him out", with no angle mentioned. Try not to back track so much. So you have Lithgow edging Conan, no caveats. Well, accounting for angle as I have always done, I think Lithgow was still clearly taller with multiple ref. in support.

As to your SIDE NOTE. You went there. Naturally I will respond. My post was clean, generally addressed, on point and confined to the subject with broad supporting ref. points. I don't have a problem. You do. Of course, only YOU had to compulsively respond, no one else. I duly replied on point. Then another response from you with your petty side note, dragging your own luggage into yet another thread yet again.
Could you come across any more an immature hypocrite and idiot than you already have? I don't think so. Keep digging the hole. Also, try to increase the vocab. man. The repeated and narrow use of the word childish is actually self defining. Even that is tedious.
Canson said on 16/Feb/20
@Tall in the Saddle: actually Rising pointed out to me the advantage as did others. But I didn’t say that Lithgow wasn’t taller. I was referring to the difference not being as pronounced as it looks. I would still say that he edges Conan. I have Lithgow as 6’3.75 and Conan 6’3.25-.5 range. Is it possible Lithgow is taller? Yes but I’m not the only one who has him at 6’3.75. Several others do.

On a side note you have been harping for the last three days about repetitive posts etc. you’ve been posting with and interacting with me for a few years and never said a word. It appears that you are being childish because of disagreements on a different page. So if you have a problem with me please address it with Rob as I told you before. Thanks!
Tall In The Saddle said on 16/Feb/20

Lithgow did answer 6'4" then stated the "same height as you are Conan". On another occasion, Conan said of Lithgow, "Such a large man" and Lithgow replied "Your size Conan, you're a big man". On another occasion Conan said "I always forget what a big guy you are" and Lithgow replied jokingly "Almost as big as you Conan". On yet another occasion Conan said to Lithgow "I'm 6'4", you're 6'4". Lithgow has been on Conan a number of times.

My obvious point was Lithgow doesn't give off as tall an impression as a guy like Neeson. Throw in Goldlbum also. Conan said he "didn't realise" how big Lithgow was. The value I put on that is that I agree in so far as Lithgow's physical attributes otherwise belie his true height and size. With or without Conan's statement, I hold that opinion anyway. Simple.

Now, are you trying to say that Lithgow said "I'm the same height as you are Conan" because he literally perceived he and Conan to be equal in height? If so, I would say no, he wasn't.

Like I said, Lithgow said he was 6'4" preceding the above statement. Even if he hadn't stated his height specifically, we know Lithgow claims 6'4" and Conan's own claim of 6'4" has been all but tattooed on his forehead. Lithgow was obviously matching his own height to Conan's own well advertised claim of 6'4".

You stated previously that Lithgow convincingly edged Conan as proof Conan was not 6'4" when you were banging on reducing Conan's listed height, NO mention of angle advantage. You NOW state that Lithgow looked "slightly" taller "due" to the angle. Inconsistent treatment depending on what you're trying to argue for. I have agreed before on Conan being 6'3.25' to 6'3.5" whilst noting and factoring angle adv. to the guest but I don't recall you doing same. Is it convenient to do so now when arguing from the other end?

You only addressed an extract of my post, ignoring all other supporting cross references. Same old. Meanwhile, your own reply has been thoroughly addressed and yes, you have already made it clear across multiple threads exactly where you have Golblum and Neeson.

I agree with what someone else posted, refreshingly, and that is that it is difficult to reasonably separate the big three, Lithgow, Goldblum and Neeson. All three holding comparable height advantage margins over O'Brien and, based on comparisons otherwise also, all three arguably in the realm of 6'4.25" based on the currently available vision.

Finally, I could be wrong but Lithgow's earliest appearance on Conan was maybe 2000, already at about 55 yo vs 37 yo O'Brien. Even by 2005 at about age 60, Lithgow was still clearly the taller of the two, with possible argument for some height loss based on his age alone.
Canson said on 15/Feb/20
Tall In The Saddle said on 12/Feb/20

Put whatever value on it you want but O'Brien did say that when he first met Lithgow he didn't realise how big he was. That lead to the question of his height and Lithgow's answer of 6'4".

And at the same time I believe Lithgow replies back “I’m the same height as you are Conan” on his show when he was a guess although he looked slightly taller due to the angle. Lithgow didn’t say how tall he was that time. We can take that for what it’s worth too. Doesn’t mean he’s not 6’4” or that he’s not 6’3.5 etc. lithgow didn’t look physically as tall as Goldblum from what I saw. I have the latter at his listed height. While Neeson may be a hair over the mark.
Tall In The Saddle said on 12/Feb/20
While a lot of celebrities are obviously prone to exaggeration, one shouldn't be predisposed to over analysis and shaving off fractions of an inch for no good reason.

Lithgow, properly cross referenced, is as solid a 6'4" as one can get.

Why equivocate on any less?

There is a pic online of Lithgow in a group pic with Neeson and Lithgow does appear taller. It's been mentioned but ignored. Of course postures will be called into question but in equal proportion neither man is standing perfect and even if they were it's reasonably projected that Neeson would not stand taller than Lithgow. Their postures as is are acceptable.

There are also avail. pics of Lithgow and Jeff Goldblum. In one pic, except for the horizontal being off by about 10-15 deg. to the left, the shot is front on and if you manually correct they are at least equal with an argument for Lithgow having a slight edge. The other pic has both men leaning equally into a fan and again Lithgow appears taller.

Of course the standard entry angle on Conan favours the guest but one can still reasonably estimate the guest's advantage over Conan and their relative advantage margins over Conan . As compared to Lithgow, I don't see either Neeson or Hasselhoff looking relatively taller than Conan at all.

Due respect to the man but Lithgow has a vey large head, bigger than even Conan's. While that will lend itself literally to his overall height it will also lend to the illusion of him not looking quite as tall as he is. By comparison, Neeson's head is notably smaller and his body more svelte and if you judge them in stand alone shots, Neeson gives off a taller impression.

Put whatever value on it you want but O'Brien did say that when he first met Lithgow he didn't realise how big he was. That lead to the question of his height and Lithgow's answer of 6'4".

Also, both Neeson and Hasselhoff stood expressly straight to measure off against Conan which Lithgow never did but even so, Lithgow comfortably held the same adv. margin on the initial greeting.

I think it's fair to assume that these guys aren't so obsessively disposed to height and in fact perhaps stood a bit taller than 6'4", say 6'4.25" or so but happy to go with 6'4". In the real world, let alone a minute and unperceivable 1/8th of an inch, Neeson's "wee bit" might equate to a minimum .25" but in his eyes still not worth an exact quantification. They all appeared an arguable 1" taller than O'Brien.

And lastly, don't forget that Lithgow appeared to stand his listed height relative to John Cleese.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Feb/20
I think overall a normal flat 6ft4 is best suited for Lithgow, not weak or strong
Canson said on 1/Dec/19
Peak height 6’3.75
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Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Oct/19
⭐ (Off topic). The cats in the 2019 'Pet Semetary' were played by 4 actor cats named as follows: Leo, Jager, JD and Tonic. So I was wrong. There was only one funny name - TONIC! 😹😂🤣😆

⭐⭐ (Even more off topic) * I put an asterisk by my cat Tangus's name in John's Birthday Comment because I wanted to explain how the name came into being. My boyfriend wanted to call her Angus, as taken from the scene from 'Blackadder III', when Blackadder says to his redheaded Scottish cousin MacAdder, "I always thought Jamie and Angus were such fine boys!"

MacAdder replies to Blackadder, "Angus is a girl!"

We thought it might be a hoot to have a cat named Angus, who was a girl. Not long after, it became 'Tangus'. She is a long-haired tabby, just like the one
in 'Pet Semetary', 2019. If not combed every day, her hair soon becomes tangled.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Oct/19
🎁🎂🎉 Many Happy Returns John! 🎉🎂🎁

Well, that's amazing! I have just discovered that I was watching John as the clock struck midnight - officially his Birthday! 🕛 I was quite knocked out with finding out via the Famous Birthdays app I use that it's John's 74th Birthday today, and if I'd done a write-up on him last night, I'd have felt a bit of a silly eh, girl, at the opportunity of missing the chance of telling you all about my findings whilst still in the ecstacy of excitement that I am in writing this now!

The film I saw was the remake of Stephen King's 'Pet Semetary', and what with the 1989 original being one of my favourite Stephen King movies, I felt that this had a great deal to live up to. John Lithgow was, for me, the main acting attraction, and I expected that he'd play the part originally made famous by the late, and very tall, Fred Gwynne, which he did. His character's easy to find a likeable sort of person when he helps the little girl, Ellie, preceding a fall, which happens early on in the film. He (Jud, as he's called) has a social afternoon with the Creed family, his new neighbours, and he takes kindly to them all, including their family cat, Winston Churchill, or Church for short. In the first film, Church is played by a grey cat, like my Ulercy, but in this version, the star cat is a long-haired tabby, who looks just like my Tangus, only Tangus is a girl!* The actor cat was played by 4 different cats, 2 with particularly funny names, so it looks as though Mr Lithgow will be getting 2 comments on his Birthday from me after all because the names are funny enough to let you know when I dig around to find them; a bad choice of term considering what the film is about! 😲

Louis Creed is played by another very tall actor, Jason Clarke. From some angles, I thought Jason looks taller, but from others, it looks like John is. I'm almost sure John is taller, and if he isn't, it's a discrepency; Jed was taller than Louis in the 30-year-old original.

This film is well worth a watch because there are changes that give it more scope for turning it far more into a psychogical horror than the first.

DON'T READ ON if you wish to see this and haven't as there is a major spoiler coming up:

It's the older child who is killed and brought back to life in this remake. Already well advanced for her 9 years, she is able to torment her mother in ways that a toddler cannot, which is what she does when she comes back from the burial ground. The ending is left open to interpretation, but it might have been considered too outrageous to actually show what we know is bound to happen. Alternatively, it's not impossible for this gory story to continue with a follow-up.

I'm giving John a Birthday guess of 6ft4 for his peak and 6ft3.25 for today's height.

After all that, I'd like to wish John Lithgow a Very Happy Birthday! 😁👍

Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Aug/19
Alfred Molina look only 2cm shorter than Lithgow.
Canson said on 2/Jul/19
He may have just been 6’3.75 peak
Jtm said on 15/Jun/19
debra winger was wearing heels with lithgow in terms of endearment but wasn't wearing heels with daniels and lithgow still looked taller than daniels did with winger. daniels was clearly 6'2 min peak and most posters on his page believe he was closer to 6'3. i would give lithgow 6'4.5 peak and daniels 6'2 peak.
Canson said on 3/Feb/19
@Rising: neeson May have been 6’4 1/8 perhaps
Rising - 174 cm said on 31/Jan/19
He could have been just under 6'4", but I think he looked a full 6'4". Lithgow looked taller than Conan to me, though Vegas made a good point about the camera angle. Neeson was the most convincingly taller despite a possible camera advantage himself, but both Conan and Neeson acknowledged it so there's not much doubt there. However, I still can't for the life of me see any indication that Hasselhoff was taller than Conan in their back to back. It's really an impossible angle to tell. With that said, Lithgow did seem taller than Neeson in the only photo I've seen of them. Could be that Neeson was a small fraction over 6'4".
Canson said on 25/Dec/18
The more I see of him the more he looks a weak 6’4 at his peak. I think 192-192.5 as opposed to the full 6’4” that Hasselhoff or Neeson were. They had a more pronounced height advantage over Conan than he did after seeing it again. Maybe 6’3.75 is the better route for a low. 6’4.5 out of bed. But that’s what that height should look like. Conan is called that but is more 6’3.25 or best case peak 6’3.5
Canson said on 28/Nov/18
He would’ve definitely measured 6’4” or over at some point during the day. Whether he maintained it is another question but if he were below maybe only 6’3.75 at his low
Rising - 174 cm said on 25/Oct/18
He did look massive with Michael C. Hall in the "Hello, Dexter Morgan" scene, but yeah tough to say if it's actually as much as 6". You could argue something like 191.5 cm or 6'3.5" too since a legit 6'3" like Jimmy Smits also looked huge next to Michael C. Hall. But if you watch the scene with Lithgow and 6'1" Keith Carradine, it's obvious Lithgow is noticeably taller when he walks away so I'd say 6'3.5" would be the minimum and the full 6'4" still possible at that time, but nothing over that.
Andrea said on 5/Oct/18
Do you think he was still near his peak height on Dexter, Rob? While he certainly could look quite imposing, I'm not sure he really looked a big 6'4 guy next to C. Hall, even if most of the time they used certain camera angles which made it quite hard to tell the actual height difference between the two...
Editor Rob
By that stage, he still seemed nearer 6ft 4 than say 3, so I doubt he really lost much.
Jtm said on 6/Sep/18
that's the picture and i don't know what's going on with the picture with molina but he was still at least a couple inches taller than molina in love is strange.
Rising - 174 cm said on 10/Aug/18
@Jtm: Is this it? Click Here
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Jul/18
There is only 3cm between Nicholas D'Agosto and Lithgow in Trial & Error. Some error on listing happen.
Jtm said on 29/May/18
i wish i was able to post pictures. maybe someone here could find that picture. lithgow is closer to the camera but it actually looks like neeson has better posture and lithgow is still a couple inches taller! it was only one picture but you could tell he's at least half inch taller than neeson.
Canson said on 26/May/18
@JTM: peak I think Neeson would edge Lithgow. But today Neeson’s posture is bad
Jtm said on 24/May/18
there is a picture with liam neeson at the kinsey premiere. depends on the camera angles and posture but he looked taller than neeson.
Canson said on 23/Apr/18
Well said Rob. He does seem honest but so does Neeson and Hasselhoff as all have claimed to be 6’4”. Larroquette claims 6’5” but his could be a morning height or an earlier measurement where he was say 6’4.5-.75 and rounded up. He definitely looks as if he would’ve at least been 193.5-194 perhaps 194-194.5 peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/17
Honestly, with these 5 guys I really find it hard to pick out the tallest...all of them have convincingly looked over 6ft4 in the past. Throw in Steven Seagal and you've got even more competition.
Editor Rob: Lithgow always seems a reasonable guy in interviews, the kind who is honest about his height.
Adam said on 15/Dec/17
Lithgow here with 6ft4 Ed Begley Jnr :
Click Here
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 16/Nov/17

Tallest I believe Larroquette, followed by Neeson, then Hasselhoff and shortest Lithgow.
Canson said on 15/Nov/17
@Rampage/Rob: i would say that lithgow or Hoff would be the shortest as solid 6’4”s and Liam then Larroquette. Larrpquette i saw in person in an airport and he was taller than my father by a half I’d say. My dad peak was 193-193.5 (still around 192.5-193 today) and i would easily put Larroquette at 6’4 1/2 min unless i just didn’t pay attention to shoes and overestimated him but he had my father even walking past and standing next to him (few feet away for a second). He is underlisted peak here and that is rare for me to say. I can see him being 6’5 or 6’5.25 out of bed possibly even 6’5.5 if he lost an inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Nov/17
Rob, who do you think was tallest peak out of Larroquette, Lithgow, Neeson and Hasselhoff?
Editor Rob: you could argue guys like Hoff/John as being a fraction over 6ft 4 I think a bit easier than Lithgow, although a prime 1980's Liam also could have been a nibble over 6ft 4 too.
Rising - 174 cm said on 9/Aug/17
I give him the full 193 at peak up through at least his season on Dexter when he was 63-64. On the otherhand, I'd give Selleck no more than 192. But the boots Selleck often wear probably made him look similar to Lithgow. I don't know about today, though. Certainly 3 years ago in the pic above, he looks 191 xm max, but his height can vary with Molina, even at that one event: Click Here

191 current and 193 peak is certainly plausible, though. I do believe he's one of those guys who kept his height until his mid 60s. His posture definitely has him looking below 6'3" at times the last few years.
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
With the comments on the page by most people (which I can agree with today him losing height) it is crazy that people still say Conan is 6'4" when Lithgow convincingly edged him out on Conan's show
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 7/Aug/17
Peak 192-193cm range, similar to Selleck.
jervis said on 27/May/17
6ft4 sounds about right for his peak, he was about 1 inch shorter than John Cleese.Looks a bit less now aged 72 still a strong 6ft3.
Beggie said on 19/Mar/17
John is 6'3" to 6'3.5" in shoes, in the season premiere of season 2 of Trial & Error, John was standing in front of a height chart and the top of his head was at 6'3" to 6'3.5".
Grant said on 26/Dec/16
Just saw The Accountant and he looks a good inch taller than Ben Affleck, I could buy 6'3.5" perhaps. Good listing, Do you think he's done well in terms of height loss considering his age Rob?
Editor Rob: Grant, the 65-70 zone is a range where many men suffer noticeable loss...I think he would still measure a bit over 6ft 3, but his posture at times might make him seem at most 6ft 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
He's not looking quite 6ft4 these days but I think it's more unlikely that he'd measure below 6ft3. If you look closely it's clear that he's still got Molina (a maintained 6ft2) by a solid 1in.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Dec/16
Just over 6ft3 today
Arch Stanton said on 2/Dec/16
I could buy 190cm now, if you really watch him in the film he has the look of an upper 6'2 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/16
Could be heading toward 6ft3 now...
Editor Rob: he has now crossed the 70 barrier and that age range of 65-70 is where a lot of men find they begin to shrink. He could probably be closer to 6ft 3 now, maybe a solid 6ft 3 if measured.
Danimal said on 1/Dec/16
Rob, he's 71 years old and is max 6'3" today. He has lost height. You should add a peak and a current height. In fact, that should be a staple for anyone over 70. He does not look as tall today as he used to.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Nov/16
@Rob, maybe it's time to give him a peak and current. In The Accountant (2016) I honestly thought he looked more 6 ft 2 range. Definitely around 6'4 peak though.
josh jeffords said on 26/Oct/16
Yes that was my mistake weird swear he has looked 6 1 ish but when not hunching he towers.
I change that to 6 4 with good posture back in 90s maybe even more damn he towered that rex guy.
moe said on 19/Oct/16
I saw him a few year ago in a coffee shop. I'd have put him over 6'3 but not sure about the full 6'4. Maybe.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/16
His height is noticeable in movies. He made Denzel Washington look average in Pelican Brief
Josh jeffords said on 3/Sep/16
I'd have put him at 6 to 6 1 but he is a tad taller than molina a large man in his own right.
Funny he doesn't look tall in many movies with short to average folk.
They must do the soapbox thing so Lil guys don't cry.
Very underrated and often poorly cast always liked him though.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/16
He did still look 6ft4 in Dexter but may have dropped a little below that since…
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 17/Aug/16
ps : and absolutely towers over Michael C. Hall in their scenes...
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 16/Aug/16
He looks a bit taller than Rex Linn in most of the Cliffhanger scenes they share.
I'd guess him 6'5 back then especially if he stood tall.
I guess he is one of those very tall actors downgrading his height to land roles.
Also has a good 3inches at least over Keith Carradine in Dexter..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/16
Rob, could he be a bit under this today?

He's 70 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Legit 6ft4 at least peak and could pass for 6ft5
Judd said on 17/May/16
I would put him at 6'4" peak and 6'3-3.25" today...
I think he's current loss is likely 2 cms!!
jake said on 28/Apr/16
he's very tall makes six-foot denzel washington look short.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
I reckon in The World According To Garp he would have been 6ft7 range in those high heels...
Arch Stanton said on 1/Jan/16
Rob can you squeeze in Footloose, Terms of Endearment, Santa Claus: The Movie, The Manhattan Project and Shrek?
Arch Stanton said on 30/Dec/15
Rob can you squeeze in Footloose, Terms of Endearment, Santa Claus: The Movie, The Manhattan Project and Shrek? Looked easily 6'4" with Kevin Bacon in Footloose, in fact he could look close to 195cm in it!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Sep/15
Rob, I see barely 1in between them.

Could Lithgow be a little under 6ft4 today or could Molina still be a little over 6ft2?
an anonymous peach said on 27/Jun/15
Probably nearer 6' 3" now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/15
Actually he looks huge in Blow Out.
6ft4 peak is about right. He might be dipping under it now.
Judd ISR said on 15/Jun/15
i think Molina was at peak 6'2" (strong one) and today maybe 6'1.75", and that makes John Lithgow somewhere in the 6'2.5" range...considering his age, my guess is 6'2.5" today and 6'3.25" (max) at peak. never been a full 6'4" guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/15
I see about 6ft3 even if Molina is 6ft2
Sam said on 1/Jun/15
In this photo, Lithgow can still look notably taller relative to Molina than above, where I think Molina has the advantage of being closer to the camera. Still it wouldn't surprise if Lithgow has lost a little with age in his 60s, maybe 6'3.5" these days.
Click Here
Rob, could you add these to his film credits?: Blow Out, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Footloose, Cliffhanger, and This is 40.
cole said on 28/May/15
@Editor Rob: Looks nearer 6'3 with Molina.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/15
He was nominated for should check it it. It's brilliant
Danimal said on 1/Sep/14
Bare minimum 6'4.5" guy in his prime. Easily woke up at 6'5". Today he's probably a weak 6'4" given his age.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/14
@James He made Denzel look 5'11 didn't he in The Pelican Brief!
Arch Stanyon said on 31/Aug/14
At least, made Denzel Washington look 5'11 in The Pelican Brief.
James B said on 20/Jun/14
Looked 6'3 in Memphis belle however in Pelican Brief looked a proper 6'4
Sam said on 17/Mar/14
I saw him about 10 years ago at Tanglewood. He was a little shorter than me, right around 6'4". He was surprisingly big shouldered and healthy looking in person.
The Exorcist said on 14/Jan/14
With (7'1.6" listed) Kareem Abdul Jabbar. I think John is doing pretty well here considering. Six-four still looks good for him.

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gb said on 25/Aug/13
in Dexter he towers over Keith Carradine, 6.4 minimum, looks more like 6.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Aug/13
Looking nowhere near this on How I Met Your Mother.
Maybe 2-2.5in on Neil Patrick Harris. Shorter than Jason Segal.

"Peak height was 6ft 3.75in (192cm)"
"John Lithgow's height is 6ft 3in (191cm)"

Looked 6ft3-4 aswell in Cliffhanger with Stallone when both men were in their late 40s.
Under 6ft4 with Denzel Washington in Pelican Brief aswell.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Aug/13
Great Actor, looked very tall in Third Rock. 6'4 seems good.
James said on 20/Jun/13
I recently saw John Lithgow at LAX. He's still a solid 6'4." We are the exact same height and I'm 6'3.5" straight out of bed without straining for added size. I played hoops in college and was listed as 6'5," which is roughly where I am with basketball shoes. My guess is that Lithgow was 6'5," or more, at his peak. He's one of those guys who has zero to gain from overstating his height. In fact, I think that being 6'4" or more might be a hindrance in the acting world. This sized guy will rarely get a shot at supporting roles with short leading men like Tom Cruise. No one likes to be dwarfed, especially on camera for all to see. This is an awesome website!
Hob said on 6/Aug/12
over 6'3(191) nowadays is a joke
short man syndrome said on 28/Dec/11
Lithgow looked very tall in 'The Life & Death of Peter Sellers', he actually made 5'11 Geoffrey Rush look quite small. I can easily believe he's 6'4.
dmeyer said on 1/Dec/11
denzel has a bit floor disadvantage but he steel looks 4 in taller
dmeyer said on 1/Dec/11
compare to 183cm n p harris in himyt he still looks a solid 6 ft 4 and he looks old
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
lol james think denzel washington was 6'1 peak. then how tall is 6'0 claim chris pine whose 3-4cm taller denzel? 6'2-6'2.5? well.. big impossible. i only knew lithgow now is 6'3 and look 6'3. maybe 6'4 peak i don know..
Buckles said on 10/Oct/11
On an episode of Third Rock from the Sun when 6 foot 6 inches Dennis Rodman guest starred, Lithgow looked only a couple of inches shorter than Rodman.
James said on 26/Sep/11
With then 185cm Denzel Washington in the Pelcian Brief looks a very solid 6'5 in my opinion. granted the ground may not be even?
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although i think he should be given maybe a peak off 6'4.5 and today 6'3 or 6'3.5?

He defenintly was a lot taller than denzel and abosulutly dominated him.
RICHARD said on 14/Aug/11
Looked about 15 cm taller than James Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes...
Josh B said on 3/Aug/11
Not sure if the link i posted works so i'll try another
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thebad7 said on 1/Aug/11
He plays good roles, and his villains are my favorites. I think his greatest work was his turn as serial murderer Arthur Mitchell in Season 4 of DEXTER. As a young man, he was an easy 6'4"--watch him in 1981's BLOW OUT: he has about 3" on a young, six foot-and-some-change John Travolta. Even on DEXTER, he looks to still be around that 6'4" mark.

James said on 23/Jun/11
Didn't look over 6'2 when he appeared in Kinsey
Josh B said on 14/Jun/11
This a rather odd photo
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Jason said on 30/Apr/11
He looked an inch taller than Jason Segal in How I Met Your Mother. I bet he's still 6'4; maybe his peak was 6'4.5?
guyfrommars said on 28/Feb/11
He's very tall. Looks at least 6'4" in every movie he ever appeared in. In the finale of All That Jazz he stands up and literally towers over the surprised 5'9" Roy Scheider. Also, he looked the same height as 6'4" Liam Neeson when he played his father in Kinsey.
Jonathan said on 17/Feb/11
Met him in Central Park in 2002. I am just over 6'2" and he was an inch or 2 taller than me. Quite surprised he was that tall.
James said on 23/Jan/11
Rex played by 6'3 (191cm) Craig Fairbrass looked around 1 inch shorter than Lithgow in that film.
Mattiew_- said on 17/Jan/11
Just watched the Pelican Brief , he towers Denzel W by a good 4 inches
There is no way that he is under 6'4
I remember he plays in " Cliffhanger " so if someone can make a quick search we could see how he stacks up with Rex Lynn in that film ...
James said on 14/Dec/10
He was 6'4 at his peak for sure. Probably not over it though. 6'3.75 in the 90's and 6'3 today.
CaptainSpaulding said on 5/Dec/10
And even if he has lost half an inch since hes like 60 years old, he was definatly 6'4" or a hair over before he woulda lost height. Hes at least 6'3.5" right now, but considering that he wears flat bottom shoes, he might appear to look 6'3". Tho id bet 20 bucks that he was at least 6'4" barefoot in the middle of the day before he lost height.
CaptainSpaulding said on 5/Dec/10
Guys the man is 6'4", even now. Or at least 6'3.75".

The man wears flat bottomed shoes. It makes him look half an inch shorter at all times. He has at least an inch on Will Arnnet, which would make sense. He always looks 6'3.5" due to his thin soled shoes he wears.
Tom said on 3/Dec/10
In Dexter, Lundi quotes to his recorder after meeting him 'Around 6"4', I'd say it's pretty accurate.
James said on 31/Oct/10
by the time he reaches 70 he will probably be 190cm tall.
Doug said on 30/May/09
Looked the full 6'4" compared to Stallone in Cliffhanger. Saw it last night, dwarfed him. Definately has the legit 6'3-6'4" look and the head of a man this height too!. Doubt 6'5" but a very tall man nonetheless.
yoyo said on 24/May/09
crazy.. he cant be 6ft5. cos that will make 6ft5 john cleese as 6ft6. 6ft4 for him looks right. 6ft3.75(192cm) at lowest.
Hugh said on 3/Dec/08
Well it could be either way. It could 6ft2.5 or 6ft3.5.
Hugh said on 28/Nov/08
When did I ever say this guy was 6ft2.5????
Hugh said on 4/Nov/08
Still 6ft4 without a doubt. Probably closer to 6ft5 at his peak. But can give the illusion of being 6ft3ish due to posture.
Captain Spaulding said on 17/Sep/08
I think hes still 6'4" but he might seem shorter sometimes because he wears thin-healed/flat bottom shoes.
Exile said on 11/Aug/08
I saw him at a book signing in Central Park. Even sitting down, you could tell he was a good 6'4".
Mr. R said on 5/Aug/08
I met John years ago on Broadway when he was starring in M. Butterfly. He was close to 6-4 then, but he looks to have lost a little in recent years.
David Melton said on 10/Jul/08
The woman on Third Rock from the Sun Kristen johnston is 6 feet tall and John Lithgow looks 4 inches taller so 6'4" is believable I'd say.
Anonymous KinG said on 29/Mar/08
nowadays he looks more like 192.. not a solid good 6ft4 to me.. he might lost a cm years ago..
bad radio said on 13/Mar/08
he looked 6'4 on 3rd rock from the sun.
Lebensdorf said on 13/Jan/08
I stood beside him on the street. I'm 6,1.5 and he was towering over me. A sure 6 foot 4.
Bleemo said on 15/Jun/07
He certainly looks 6'4" but I cannot beleive anybody has mentioned how fruity he looks in this pic hahaha.
kenneth said on 9/Jun/07
back in late 70s and 80s he looks a good 6ft4.. dun know about his foot wear ~~1 or 2inches? ..but nowadays might drop a his no more looking a solid 6ft4.. he might stand just 191cm tall now..
Jordan said on 8/Dec/06
Aussie Bloke you are correct about lifts that sly wears but with Glenn he was in sandes so stallone is prolly a legit 5'9 1/2.
Aussie Bloke said on 19/Nov/06
If Stallone is 5ft8, what many people say he is, then I'm not sure if Lithgow is in fact 6ft4, because he doesn't appear over 6 inches taller than Stallone in various pictures I have seen of the two. Unless Stallone is wearing lifts, which is possible, the difference in height is certainly not 7-8 inches, look again.
Anthony said on 29/Sep/06
Lithgow is definitely 6'4. He always looks tall in everything I've seen him in.
connie girL said on 21/Sep/06
he looks a solid 193 in 1982 movie BLOW OUT.. that was 20+years ago.. i would think that he lost 1.5cm in an accuracy of his age..cos my dad was about his age and was recently lost 1.5cm as 182.5cm tall,in his 40s hes a solid 184barefoot as i mearsure my dad height when im john would be a barefoot 191.5cm,but round up 192cm easily.. so 192cm his height..
kobby boy said on 19/Sep/06
john cleese and him looks 1~2cm diffrent at height.. but i was thinking his old 193 was not right..he might lost 1~2cm.. i think his a solid 191barefoot.. and cleese a 193barefoot..
ForensicNYC said on 8/Aug/06
John Lithgow is one GENUINE 6'4" guy...maybe even a bit taller...
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He has to do this to make 6'2" Alan Alda near his level...
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Glenn said on 7/Jul/06
He can be nice.but then I heard he can be a dick,and sure enough I saw him another running away from my friend not wanting to be bothered.
Josh said on 6/Jul/06
Glenn he seems happy to be posing with you. He looks like a nice guy.
Anonymous said on 5/Mar/06
I too have met John in person I'm about 5 6 and I was wearing 2 inch heels standing next to him looking up it felt like I was standing next to a Redwood Tree, I think he's learned how to lean & stand a certain way to make his co-stars not look so small. He's tall, lean. and so so sweet, I love that man!
Danny said on 2/Mar/06
I would give him 6'3" tall at the present time. Next to Cleese, he was about 1.5 inches shorter at the restaurant scene in 3rd Rock from the Sun when they stood eye to eye. We know Cleese is about 6'4 1/2" tall.
sam said on 3/Nov/05
I saw this guy in person. I'm a little over 6'4" and I would give him 6'4" even. He was surprisingly broad and muscular-looking in person...I guess due to his prissy characters, I thought he was skinner.
316 said on 29/Oct/05
6'4 all the way man. He always wore flat boots in all his movies unlike most of todays hollywood actors, who wear lifts n give a wrong display of their heights.

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