How tall is John Oates

John Oates Height

5ft 4 ½ (163.8 cm)

American singer, known for being one-half of Hall & Oates.

How tall is John Oates
John Oates and Daryl Hall
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Average Guess (7 Votes)
5ft 3.39in (161cm)
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Dec/19
I was thinking that voters have been a mean with John, but having just read Lauren's comment, I reckon there must be some truth in the low average. Everyone is saying how tall Daryl Hall is, but I can't see more than 6ft1. I had a home-compiled recording of 'Live Aid' and another track of theirs, a cover version of Mike Oldfield's 'Maneater'. The video was played so many times it needed repairing. The culprit was my Dad! (It featured lots of 60s and 70s tracks too.)

Anyway, in view of the aforementioned 'evidence', John is getting 5ft3. 🎶😮
Lauren said on 10/Apr/18
I've talked to John face-to-face twice before Hall and Oates concerts and he was clearly at least 3 inches shorter than me, in his lifts. i'm 5'6" and I always wear flat shoes. So he is no more than 5'2" to 5'3". He's a very nice man, by the way.
ENGlishJELLo said on 17/Mar/18
The actual heights of Daryl Hall and John Oates is 6-1 and 5-3. If you look at pictures of them together and they look the same height is cos Oates is standing on something cos it looks weird when one towers over another. John has admit this in a interview!
Dan said on 8/Jul/17
If you look at the back of the reissued Voices cover, factoring in the way they are standing their differing footwear, Daryl Hall is a SOLID eleven inches taller than question about it. Therefore, however tall you think Hall is, subtract eleven inches, and you have Oates. I see it as a 6'2" flat for Hall, 5'3" for Oates.
Sandy Cowell said on 26/May/17
I remember watching him with his far taller singing partner Daryl Hall. Daryl must have taken it quite for granted that all eyes were on him, but I think John was just as good - and every bit as handsome! So there!
He gets a shortish 5ft4.5 from me; I knew a guy of 5ft4 and he was one of the quickest-witted people I've ever met! That made him attractive - AND he was ex-Navy, so well-travelled to boot!
Lofty said on 20/Nov/15
I met him when he and Daryl played Bristol Town Hall and this guy was tiny. Id guess about 5-3 in socks. Not that it mattered much.
mikego said on 26/Jun/13
Funny story - ran into John Oates while skiing with buddies in Aspen. Had to take a "too-much-coffee" break at a mid-mountain ski lodge at Ajax one morning. Exchanged pleasantries about the weather and skiing. He was very gracious and pleasant. Next year, same lodge, same men's room, same time of day, ran into him again. He said: I see you guys are back this year.

Anyway, he is definitely on the shorter side but seemed to have no complex about it whatsoever. I am only 5'8" and tend to notice such things.
sf said on 19/Feb/08
mmmm...actually looks two inches taller, so anonymous' point isn't valid. Known for wearing very high heeled boots, probably lifts, as well, especially when you're only 5'3".
Anna said on 12/Dec/07
I'm 5'5 and he is my dad's cousin. We're the same exact height.
glenn said on 28/Mar/07
im bending taking the photo with my hands.
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/07
then why does he look the same height as glenn here if he's only 5'4.5???
sf said on 1/Dec/06
I'll defer to you guys - but I just keep reading he's as short as 5'2", even.
Viper652 said on 1/Dec/06
I thought he was 5-6 bare minimum.
Glenn said on 1/Dec/06
Thank you Brad.some people here think he is 5-7.
Brad said on 1/Dec/06
He's 5' 4". I met him at Tower Records signing in NYC in '83. The guy was shorter than most of the teenager girls there.
Glenn said on 4/Nov/06
She mightve had a point,cause I didnt rember Hall being 6-3! I thought he was 6ft! I met them in 1991 as well.
Glenn said on 3/Nov/06
Exactly Sf and J.the man is no way bigger than 5-4.75.and possibly smaller.
sf said on 2/Nov/06
5'3", tops...
J. said on 2/Nov/06
You should see the heels Oates wear on the album sleve to H&O's "H2O" album. And the way his hair is all buffounted up. Obviously trying to look taller next to Darryl and the other bandmates in the photo. Glenn, I'm sure you have this LP and back me on it.
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
Your on Meth.
Glenn said on 1/Nov/06
He is 5-5 tops.
Barb said on 31/Oct/06
You people are obviously on crack. I met John during the Marigold Sky days and he is SO not under 5'6" to 5'7". Both Daryl and John are great looking up close and the height discrepancy does not seem so severe.
mo66 said on 11/Apr/06
I have an old pic of him, and John and he was wearing some black very high heeled boots, definitely shorter than Daryl of course.
sf said on 22/Mar/06
ooohh....I got Rob to remove a half inch! That's progress! Now, just an inch and a half just got to keep working on Davy Jones and Charles Martin Smith...
sf said on 19/Mar/06
Yes, I know you're bending - thus my joke, Also I don't want him to be any height. I just know I've read countless times since the 80's that Oates is about 5'3"...
Glenn said on 19/Mar/06
Yes,its obvious Im bending alot to avoid cutting my head off since I was taking photo.didnt check shoes.could be as small as you want him to be.met them in 1991 and couldve sworn OATS was 5-5 and HALL was 5-11.this time HALL appeared 6-1.whoa was he tall.
sf said on 19/Mar/06
Another quote:

"I know that frontman Daryl Hall hasn't let his recent diagnosis of Lyme disease take away from his man-diva spirit.

And I know that John Oates still stands quietly in the background playing his guitar. If there hadn't been a spotlight on the little man--who couldn't have been more than 5 feet tall--I would've thought he was just part of the band."

sf said on 19/Mar/06 no. WAY OFF on this one. Your site and the IMDB are the only places I've every seen Oates describes as taller than 5'3". And, he never looks taller than that, except, of course, in Glenn's photos where EVERY star looks taller than they are! Glenn, I'm beginning to think that you are 5'6"! I'm just kidding...

Here's a quote I found from an 80's concert web site.

"Daryl Hall & John Oates w/ Todd Rundgren" / August 22, 2002
I took a friend of mine to see H&O at the Tower C.ity Ampitheatre in Cleveland. The show itself was a blast... Observations: For a man in his mid-50s, the tall, blond Daryl Hall is GORGEOUS!! Neither my friend or I could take our eyes off him. *sigh* And John Oates is SHORT! He can't be taller than 5'2 or 5'3 and that's a generous estimate

[Editor Rob: I think Glenn was bending a lot in that pic, but yes this guy could be shorter, 5ft 3 though?]
tgri said on 18/Mar/06
this is funny cuz i was very close to asking rob to add them.
Glenn said on 18/Mar/06
Im kneeling here taking photo with my own hand.

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