John Simm's Height
5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
English Actor, best known for roles in films such as 24 Hour Party People, Human Traffic and TV series Life on Mars, Doctor Who, Mad Dogs and Strangers. John had his height listed as 5 feet 9 inches
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5ft 8 Rob and John @ LFCC 2012
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Average Guess (42 Votes)
5ft 9.29in (176cm)
burnitdownhomies said on 12/Jan/19
If he stood up straight he could look 5'10.
berta said on 29/Dec/18
he look like a guy that is 5 foot 9 ore 1/8 over it
Bwk said on 28/Nov/18
Finally an actor who's actually honest about their height.
said on 7/Oct/18
Rob, what's the absolute shortest you would guess Simm at? Thanks.
Comfortably taller than 5ft 8.5 men, but shorter than 9.5 men. Whether a little under or over 5ft 9? Tough to say.
said on 21/Sep/18
Definitely looks 5'9 but you can tell how 5'8 and 5'9 don't look much different in terms of eye level.
He's lowered his eyelevel by half inch at least in this shot.
khaled taban said on 18/Aug/18
RedFire said on 25/Jul/18
He seems more like a 5'8 in this pic, or else you were wearing taller shoes. A 5'9 is still looking a bit taller than this. A 5'9 usually have their head reach to the eyes, eyebrows of a 6'1. But I don't buy this guy as a 5'9.
Nik said on 7/Jul/18
It is good to see the honesty of another 5 foot 9 er!
Denzo said on 9/May/18
He's a good few inches smaller than me when met at doctor who convention and I'm 5'11.5 so I'd say he's around 5'9.
HonestSlovene said on 8/Oct/17
He looks exactly 5'9".
Cameron said on 18/Sep/17
Looks 176 in the above pic.
Aaron Kyro ( 6'0") said on 8/Aug/17
I think he's bit shorter than 5'9"
rob said on 11/Jun/17
5ft10.1 out of bed
S.J.H said on 9/Jun/17
He had more hair advantage than big rob giving that impression if he face straight will be 5'9.25
bear hugger said on 7/Jun/17
he looks more 5ft 10
World Citizen said on 27/May/17
A legit 5 ft 9 guy. Not shorter.
Ted said on 27/Apr/17
Looks a solid 5'9 here, 5'9 1/4 maybe.
said on 28/Feb/17
I would have said 176 cm if he tilted his head up, but this or 175.7 is arguable!
Editor Rob: Simm is shorter in person than Jenny's sister who is just over 5ft 9.
Revan said on 10/Feb/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Dec/16
Solid 5ft9 guy. Can't rule out 176cm either
S.J.H said on 20/Sep/16
Good example of a 175cm person
truth said on 6/Jun/16
Seems like a decent 5'9", only his lowered eyelevel can suggest less.
CD said on 3/Jun/16
Exactly 5ft 9, not above or below
said on 3/Jun/16
Yep around 175cm,any chance he might be 176cm,Rob?
Editor Rob: not impossible, I'd have said an honest 5ft 9 up close.
S.J.H said on 31/Aug/15
Looks a good 5'9 but i'm curious how tall he claim?
BarelyLegal said on 4/Aug/15
he's exactly 1.74
184.3cm (Night) said on 8/May/15
He is tilting his head, look at the top of their heads Rob is shorter.
hhhh said on 6/May/15
They look the exact same height
disz said on 19/Apr/15
Spot on. Looked an inch shorter than 5'10 Andrew Lincoln in Boston Kickout and Human Traffic.
John86 said on 6/Nov/14
Some of you guys need to get your eyes tested, claiming he looks 5'10 in the picture lol. He CLEARLY looks an inch taller than Rob, two is delusional..
5'9 dead on.
Vibram said on 26/Oct/14
Always looked a bit small in Life In Mars to be honest, I guessed like 5ft7. Surprised he's of average height. Maybe it was that long leather jacket with big collar only accentuating his narrow shoulders and slight frame?
said on 1/Oct/14
is 176 cm a good estimate for him ?
[Editor Rob: Jenny's sister si 176 on the nose and looks taller in person than him.]
Matt 184.7-186.7cm said on 30/Oct/13
lelman said on 14/Oct/13
@avi I feel a 2' difference is needed before you start feeling short. I don't feel short next to my 6' uncle, but next to my best friend whose just over 6'1" I feel small haha.
It also depends on gender I think, if I see a 5'11" guy next to me I feel normal, but when I see a 5'11" girl suddenly I feel short next to her, despite being the same height.
said on 13/Jul/13
Looks 1/2 more but could be .7. Do you feel short next to someone who's barely inch taller? Cause I run into so many like this and the difference is actually small but I can feel it like its more.
[Editor Rob: I saw simm again at the natural history museum a week or so ago and 5ft 9 range I think he looks.]
said on 30/Jan/13
Was he arrogant Rob? I've heard he can be at times.
[Editor Rob: he was nice to folk from what I saw]
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said on 30/Jan/13
Is him leaning his head forward giving him the illusion of extra height?
[Editor Rob: if you've as much hair thickness at your crown as he has (as opposed to it being totally flat) I don't think it makes much difference if you tilt your eyelevel a cm down.]
said on 18/Jan/13
Yeah but rob do u agree he looks over 5'9 in the pic?
[Editor Rob: I think he looks the height he looks in person, 5ft 9]
said on 18/Jan/13
Rob in your pic he looks 5'10. Bigger footware?
[Editor Rob: he looked a 5ft 9 guy to me]
Chad Bronson said on 4/Jun/12
I saw him at the Sheffield Crucible a few weeks ago. Since we were looking down on him, he didn't appear all that tall, especially since his cast mate was at least six foot. I would have pegged him at about 5ft 7 - 8in, about the same height as me, but somehow I don't think that would be right...
Michael said on 28/Nov/11
Oddly he looks 6 ft at least in Doctor Who... surprised.
W E Mole said on 17/May/11
Worked with him. Very good actor and decent chap. He likes a thick sole. He's around 5' 8.5"
big d said on 24/Mar/11
Spot on with 5'9". Just walked past him in north london
Anonymous said on 1/Nov/08
I dated him for a while and he was no more the 5 9"
Lmeister said on 15/Jul/08
In the second last episode of Lakes you can see Marshall Lancaster and John Simm standing next to each other with similar shoes. John is maybe an inch taller not much more. I'll send you a screecap later...
Snoodle said on 22/Jun/08
I'd say probably a 5"7' or 5"8', on Doctor Who he was significantly shorter than both John Barrowman and David Tennant. Either way, brilliant actor :)
Lmeister said on 10/Apr/08
Finally he is closer to his real height. I'd give him 5ft8.5 compared to the other cast in Life on Mars. He wears the biggest heels in that show. He is a great talent on of the best actors right now.
louis,dr who fan#1 said on 9/Apr/08
but i thought that a male timelord was at least 6 foot. maybe he's 6'2(an inch taller that david tennant)at 1 point he looked taller the david tennant looked talller. im about 5'9/5'10 but im only 14 so im still growing and this is going right off the conversation
Rebecca Wright said on 9/Mar/08
No no no. he's much taller than that. I passed him on the high street and he's definitely 5'9.
Richey said on 9/Dec/07
I met him a few months ago and he's pretty short...I'm a tiny 5'5 and I could easily look him in the eye with only a slight head tilt.
I'd say he's 5'7-5'8"
Anonymous said on 1/Sep/07
We met him the other day. I'd say 5'7" at most.
sithius said on 15/Aug/06
Wow, I always thought him about 5'8 watching the life on mars series. I wouldn't say 5'10 though.. maybe 5'9?
anonoymous said on 25/Jun/06
appears 3 inches smaller then philip glenister in life on mars (6ft) is john in the 5ft9 range?