How tall is Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin's Height

5ft 9.5in (176.5 cm)

American Actor, best known for roles in films such as No Country For Old Men, Hollow Man, Men in Black 3, The Goonies, W., Milk, American Gangster, Planet Terror and True Grit.

How tall is Josh Brolin
Josh with Diane Lane
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Average Guess (28 Votes)
5ft 9.61in (176.8cm)
MisterManletMick said on 24/Sep/17
so weird how somebody who is my height is playing Cable who is almost 7 feet tall, its universally known Cable is much taller than Deadpool but Josh is just a little over Ryan Reynolds eyebrow.
Slim said on 19/Sep/17
I predict a quarter inch upgrade.
James B said on 30/Aug/17
Surprised I imagined him to be 6ft range.

He has the face structure of someone taller
Al said on 22/Aug/17
Brolin is remarkably honest about his height, shape, leg length etc - see here - Click Here
Editor Rob: also worth noting Conan claiming 6ft 4 and a half in that clip!
Deathstroke said on 7/Aug/17
Will be weird to see 6'2" Ryan Reynolds Deadpool towering over Josh Brolin Cable :D Cable is 6'8" in the comics, maybe Brolin will wear 10 inch lifts for the role? :D
even said on 25/Jul/17
177 cm
Skanda |189cm| said on 24/Jul/17
@Magnum-PI I don't know about Tom Holland but it's quite a well known that Robert Downey Jr wears lifts. Standing next to 190 cm Chris Hemsworth he look a lot like 177cn. Maybe even 177.5cm
Magnum_PI said on 17/Jul/17
Take a look at the recent Comic Con image where all the Avengers are on stage together. He is the same height as Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr.
He is definitely in the 5'7" - 5'8" range.
Pon said on 16/Jul/17
He is about 5'10"
Anthony said on 5/Jul/17
@boogie i know him. He IS 5'10
Having short legs doesnt mean anything , if you judge things always from pics or from what they appear you must get it trouble a lot
Grow up.
DavePH95 said on 12/Apr/17
So he was cast as Cable, I wonder if they will digitally enhance him or give him giant lifts to be taller than 6'2 Reynolds.
Adijos said on 21/Mar/17
Arch Stanton said on 13/Mar/17
Sorry but a 5 ft woman would never look that tall in heels with a solid 6'3er. Click Here
His dad was a solid 6'3 peak. You can see though how a mother of that height and smoking from a young age and probably poor eating habits made him way shorter than his father though. It's interesting though that some of the very tall Hollywood actors like Eastwood, Sutherland and Brolin have all got average height sons! Chris Lemmon ends up 4 inches taller than Josh with a father at least 6 inches shorter!
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Mar/17
@ Chris - I take it from the way you spell 'mom' that you are from America and as America is such a huge place, which part do you come from?
In the UK, we spell it like so: 'M-U-M'!
Little details like this are great for giving us clues as to where the visitors come from! I think that's great! 🗽🌎
Chris said on 12/Mar/17
Looks like a flat 5"10 same height as new wife. his mom looks barely over 5". I heard he smoked from age 12 and took cocaine regularly in his mid teens. I know his dad is pretty old now but he does not look that tall these days hard to believe he iwas as 6"4 looked more 190 peak next to Joel mchale.
bob said on 24/Feb/17
Damn talk about bad luck. His dad was 6'4 in his prime so how did Josh end up relatively short...the mother must be below 5ft.
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Feb/17
Josh must get SO fed up with people comparing his height to that of his father! He probably has a small mother, that's the obvious equation!
I like his style of film - 'Hollow Man' and 'Planet Terror' are in my collection!
Average height he may be, but he is above average in the looks department otherwise!
Boogie said on 14/Jan/17
No way is he 5'10". He has no legs. I'd guess 5'6" tops
Sonnecker said on 1/Dec/16
I've got the same guess of berta, I always thought he was a little below 180 cm, like 178/179 cm. In my opinion, he's tall as Daniel Craig.
Scott said on 22/Oct/16
At least 5'9 3/4''. I can't see him any shorter.
berta said on 13/Oct/16
i never thought this guy was this short a little under 180 seems fine
BT said on 11/Feb/16
@Editor Rob: He looks over an inch shorter than Stephen Colbert: Click Here Footwear looks similar if you watch the youtube clip. Is Colbert nearer 5'10.5 or is Brolin 5'9 or less?
Editor Rob: he can look near 10.5 there...
GP said on 5/Nov/15
Rob what was the reason that you downgraded him? I have met him few times and I think the lowest he would be is 178, but I think he is more 179. I think the reason he looks shorter than his actual height is because he has short arms and short legs. But I have seen him in converse working out with a trainer at the gym, who I know is between 5'10-5'11" for sure since I see him all the time and Josh was the same height. Wasn't he almost Denzel's height?
Editor Rob: that's the range I thought, somewhere between 5ft 9 and 10, I'm not as convinced he would be a full 5ft 10, although you certainly got that impression. Maybe he can look it in person!
Sean73 said on 18/Oct/15
I wonder if there are any pics of a young Josh Brolin and a close to middle aged Kurt Russell. I would love to see if they are the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Sep/15
Rob the photo isn't showing here for some reason. While Josh is not exactly hard done by, a successful actor who a ton of women would find handsome, I do at least see what Rampage means, but I don't think he really cares in all honesty. Considering how tall and handsome his father, you would expect Josh to be tall at least. Josh is a lot more rougher looking than his dad too, not a guy I'd want to mess with.
[Editor Rob: ah, hadn't uploaded it thanks!]
Fluffi Fluffsson said on 19/Sep/15
"He really got the bum deal in the genetic lottery...I'd really hate having to step out at 40 with a 73 year old father who still towers over me."

Who cares? Grow up ffs!
greg said on 7/Sep/15
"His mother was probably below average" - doesn't look like his mother was especially short compared to 6'4" James Brolin. Maybe 5'6"? That's not short.
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184 cm guy said on 19/Jun/15
He looks in the 5'9 to 5'10 range.

And bum deal in the genetic lottery? Lmao, he's an oscar-nominated actor that many women find very attractive. The average man wish they looked like him.
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 25/May/15
None of the Goonies were tall! I had no idea that I towered over or dwarfed every cast member.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Mar/15
He really got the bum deal in the genetic lottery...I'd really hate having to step out at 40 with a 73 year old father who still towers over me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/14
His mother was probably below average
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/14
Rob can you add a photo and add W., Milk, American Gangster, and True Grit. Funny isn't it. Nick Cassevetes has a 5'7 dad and ends up at 6'6 and Josh has a 6'3" dad and end up at 5'9" range!! It must be weird having a dad that much taller.
Luc said on 14/Nov/14
179 cm for sure!
james said on 30/Oct/14
I knew he wasn't 5'11 .I'm taller than him barefoot at 5'11.5
Bobby Bouchez said on 17/Sep/14
Brolin looks 5'9.
Powerhouse said on 2/Sep/14
@ed...Josh Brolin is that you? haha.
bodwaya said on 20/Aug/14
he must get his height from his mom
Ian C. said on 3/Jul/14
There is a brief scene in Johan hex where Brolin deputizes a man who is so short that he might qualify for dwarfism. What interests me is that, in that scene, Brolin seems to be six foot three, which would be about the height of the character he was playing. You would think that short supporting actors would be at a premium in the movies, because they can be used to make leading actors who are short seem tall.
ed said on 28/Jun/14
I had to leave a comment...powerhouse funny...he doesnt seem like 5'9.5...
I do you guys judge??
Well I know him very well. And beleive me its perfectly accurate. I am 5'8.5 still he is taller than me... and by a strong inch maybe more...
Knowitall said on 2/Apr/14
I doubt he's over five-eight.
cole said on 27/Feb/14
Nice downgrade, he's no taller than 5'9.5. Can look an even 5'9 at times, so 5'9 - 5'9.5 I'd say is the zone you could argue.
Sam said on 6/Feb/14
In the preview for what ever his new movie is with Kate Winslet, he seems towering, with a big baseball cap on his head in some clips. He's a guy who the camera can make seem bigger.
MD said on 5/Feb/14
We know what a "noggin" is, lol; we use that word over here, too.
greg said on 3/Feb/14
Harry: "Maybe 5'6" with an enormous noggin."
For our American friends, "noggin" refers to his head :)
NJP said on 27/Jan/14
His legs are short and his body is long so he appears shorter than he is in full body shots. 5'9" flat seems about right.
Ted said on 13/Jan/14
Would've said 5'9" for him. Brolin tries to claim 5'10 1/2" elsewhere, just don't see it.

Terrific actor. Was in contention to be the next Batman, am very sad that Affleck got it instead of him.
Alex (London) said on 8/Dec/13
His father, the actor James Brolin, was over six feet. I wonder why Josh did not inherit his father's genetics?

Josh is a decently built man of average height
MD said on 1/Dec/13
Will Smith is not a 6'2". But even if that were the case, you only saw a two-inch difference between the two?

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Really? I even picked out some of the worst pictures from the sets to show even when Will was not standing at his full height, and even with Josh given a footwear advantage (and lord only knows what he had inside those shoes), that Will looked a lot more than just two inches taller.
Ron said on 27/Nov/13
He looked 6' next to 6'2" will smith in men in black 3
Powerhouse said on 23/Nov/13
Josh brolin is NOT 5'9.5! do you guys really think Josh would edge out someone like Tom Hardy? he's lucky if he is 5'8.25.
gerald said on 3/Nov/13
he only gives me a 5'8 impression on the new TMZ fight video
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/13
This looks a better guess than 5'10" IMO. Look this in No Country for Old Men. upper body of a 6'2" guy and legs of a 5'6" guy really strange seeing him walk.
cole said on 24/Sep/13
5'9 range is a better shout. I can't imagine Josh measuring 5'10 range at all. Rob you should at least put him down to 5'9.5.

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I think Will Smith would be closer to 185, maybe 186 cm, than 187 cm to be honest, and Josh is closer to the camera in this shot, footwear seem similar. So he would maybe reach between Will's eyebrows and eyeline.

What do you say Rob? I think he should be downgraded.
ryannatthew said on 28/Jul/13
Reply for Silent D

In MIB 3 you can see in a lot of the scenes where Josh is standing really close to Will Smith & the height difference would be greatly noticed they don't have him move at all.. Will Smith will be walking back and fourth and he is like a rock standing there delivering his lines.. He was either on a box or really high lifts.. Also in other scenes you can see his shoes had huge thick heels, he was definitely wearing tall men heel shoes or lifts or combo of both.. I think he's around the 5'7'' range.. If him and Smith would truly stand side by side from each other barefoot Smith would be a whole head+ taller..
Sam said on 16/Jul/13
Actually, Brolin can look a solid inch (maybe 1.5 in) taller than Sean Penn.
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cole said on 15/Jul/13
He's allways wearing some sort of footwear-help. For god's sake he even had to stand on a stone plate to be around Gosling's height, and his footwear on Gangster Squad also looked fishy. Not buying over 5'9 for Brolin. He also looks about the same height as Sean Penn..

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Ctphilly said on 15/Jun/13
He does have freakishly short limbs and a huge head. Very weird looking.
MaskDeMasque said on 12/Jun/13
Watched Gangster Squad the other night, pretty good film. Anyway, Josh looked a strong 5'9(176-177cm) i thought. His hands are massive.
Vicman said on 29/Apr/13
I think he is 1.77m and that he is the Christian Bale of the 70's.
T-Squared said on 23/Mar/13
At 5'9 and a half I feel somewhat short every now and then, but I would never care if I had big forearms and hands like Josh Brolin. I actually have pretty short arms like him, but I have longer legs than Brolin judging by the pics here. It feels weird at 26 having smaller hands/forearms than almost every adult woman I've met.
poquita32 said on 23/Mar/13
My friend saw him in person at a farmers market she works at and said he was around 5'7" and was shocked because in most of his movies he looks much taller.
leonari said on 21/Feb/13
Carter: Why don't you understand that movies are the worst to judge height. Is that really so hard to comprehend?? But I give you one thing: Yes he has short limbs. But those are not a surefire way to tell height!!! Proportions are proportions. Height is height. And I firmly stay behind my quote: Brolin at 5'8" is BS. End of story.
The Horse of FUNK said on 21/Feb/13
His head is gargantuan.
little sue said on 21/Feb/13
Can't see him much under 5ft 10, he only looks about an inch shorter than Fasbender in the publicity shots for Jonah Hex.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 20/Feb/13
I agree with Carter and MR HEIGHT, Brolin is 5'8" range.
carter said on 7/Feb/13
Why is what I said BS? Have you seen the movie? And where do you get off being so rude to someone you've never even met? Rob, please take down this guy's uncalled-for comment.
[Editor Rob: I've never seen the movie so can't say how his proportions look.]
leonari said on 6/Feb/13
Carter: Wow. What a pile of BS. You must be proud of yourself...
Carter said on 5/Feb/13
In Gangster Squad, check out the final scene where he's on the beach...with no shoes. His limbs, including his legs, look extremely short. It's visually shocking, since it's very unusual these days to see a leading man with those short proportions. (As a 5'7.5 guy, I will say that it was refreshing, as well as unusual.) I defy anyone to watch that scene and say he's more than 5'8. My guess is even shorter...probably 5'7. Rob, have you seen that scene? I also noticed that, in a bar scene, Robert Patrick is leaning way down on the bar, losing several inches of height, and Brolin is about his height there, standing straight. Also doesn't fit with him being 5 '10. But that beach scene is the clincher. I'm surprised they allowed it in the movie. Handsome talented guy...but short too, I think.
MR.HEIGHT said on 30/Jan/13
Most def not 5-10... Strong 5-8 ... Another sly illusion
Silent d said on 18/Jan/13
5 foot 10. Quite tall next to gosling and sean penn in ganster squad. Diane lane is really happy. Size 12.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/13
"I've always thought of my arms as short (76" armspan, 76" height)"

Yeah Cranberries, real short arms....
Arch Stanton said on 9/Jan/13
Yeah I know what you mean Hew, his face and torso look 6'2" but his legs belong to a 5'5" fella!!
Hew said on 5/Jan/13
He looks like he was heading for 6'2, then his legs just stopped growing. Can't see him over 5'9 really. Might even be 5'8.
Ted said on 16/Dec/12
MaskDeMasque says on 20/Oct/12
[...]His arms and legs look something of a 5'6-5'7 guy.

Not all 5'6-5'7 guys have Brolin's proportions... You can have two guys of same height with completely different proportions, and that works whatever the height.
MaskDeMasque said on 20/Oct/12
Very hard to judge because of his proportions. 5'9-5'10 range, i cant be more precise than that. His arms and legs look something of a 5'6-5'7 guy.
Paddington said on 11/Sep/12
Looked a solid 5'10" minimum next to Will Smith in MIB3.
Silent d said on 28/Jan/12
5 foot 10 even though he looks 5 foot 9. He does have weird proportions but he pulls it off. He was tall in american gangster next to Russell crowe and denzel washington. Size 12 shoes? Diane lane is happy. He is awesome.
Harry said on 27/Jan/12
If one knows art, height can be judged by arm length. He has short arms. The directors go to great length to keep his height obscured. I'd say, 5'7"-5'8" max. Maybe 5'6" with an enormous noggin.
Harry said on 27/Jan/12
If one knows art, height can be judged by arm length. He has short arms. The directors go to great length to keep his height obscured. I'd say, 5'7"-5'8" max. Maybe 5'6" with an enormous noggin.
steven said on 18/Jan/12
big head and long torso contribute to his height. if not he is min 5'5.5. but i bet min 5'7 and max 5'8.5 barefoot. this guy is literally standing at average height in hollywood.
MD said on 13/Jan/12
The pictures Cranberries show show exactly what he's talking about. Josh has some very strange proportions, and it has nothing to do with him just having big bones.
Stiffelio said on 13/Jan/12
@Cranberries: narrow shoulders? check the second picture you yourself posted: he's got a very well built upper body. I agree with short legs, though.
Cranberries said on 12/Jan/12
@Stiffelio: His hands don't even go past his crotch, his elbows are way above his bellybutton, and he has narrow shoulders. All of these things are indicators of short arms/armspan. I would agree that his giant dwarf-like head contributes to his dwarf-like appearance, but look at how much shorter his arms look than Will Smtih's (who's standing behind Brolin):
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His legs are also obviously quite short... Look at the guy behind him:
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Stiffelio said on 12/Jan/12
I don't think there's anything wrong with his proportions. He's just more big-boned than average: big head and shoulders, big hands and feet.
Cranberries said on 11/Jan/12
I did notice his midget-like proportions pretty badly in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger... His arms are extremely short! I've always thought of my arms as short (76" armspan, 76" height) but Brolin's armspan must be less than his height. Freida Pinto had noticeably longer arms than Brolin, and Naomi Watts looked lankier too.
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He also has very short legs, so how does he wear a size 12 shoe?
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Freakish proportions... 5'9.5" max also.
Marco said on 2/Jan/12

175. Maybe 176cm, so 5'9.25.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 13/Dec/11
He looked 5ft 11.5in (1.82 m) in American Gangster, however this was probably achieved with lifts.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Nov/11
josh brolin had a 5'7 proportion , but a big head for his size. does't look 5'10. much like a 5'9er. maybe 5'8.5 his dad james brolin does't look 6'3 peak and not even 6'2 now but a solid 6'1.25
sean73 said on 23/Oct/11
Hey, he nabbed Diane Lane lets see you do better!5-10 flat for him.
Joe257 said on 11/Aug/11
Josh did look a couple of inches shorter than Denzel Washington (6 ft on this site) in the film American Gangster.
soviet_rebel said on 28/Jul/11

HOW IN THE WORLD can someone be very short at 5'10" (taller than average)?
MS said on 30/Jun/11
I saw him this morning in walk past me in NYC..Goofiest looking guy I have ever seen. Very short and stocky with weird alligator like arms and a huge head. Very strange.
MS said on 30/Jun/11
I saw him this morning in walk past me in NYC..Goofiest looking guy I have ever seen. Very short and stocky with weird alligator like arms and a huge head. Very strange.
Victor said on 23/May/11
With 5'7" James Mcavoy. He doesn't look a cm taller than Mcavoy.
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Big boned said on 12/Mar/11
I think he's about 5'9ish, 5-10 with shoes.
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
If he had normal proportion legs he's be 6'3" like his father for sure.
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
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Face and upper body look typically that of a James Bond type 6'2" but the legs, its bizarre.. Its almost as if he is superimposed on the legs of Regis the presenter or somebody...
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
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Holy ****. In terms of proportions this guy has the shortest legs I've ever seen!!!!! Incredible. His face and upper body look typical of a guy around 190 but the legs looks like those of a 5'6"-5'7" guy!!! Like 30' inseams... I had never noticed his legs before and actually I used to assume he was at least 6'2 like James Brolin until I saw this listing. I'm not much of a contemporary cinema buff...
Shaun said on 12/Mar/11
Anonymous says on 8/Aug/10
He's like Chris Jericho he has the head and torso of a 6'4" man but the arms and legs of a 5'9" man.

Yeah LOL I know exactly what you mean. If you see a picture of his head and shoulders you could imagine him being an easy 6'2" and 6'4" range like his father. He got the short legs from his mummy I gather as he certainly didn't get it from his daddy!!
voicelessdentalfricative said on 1/Mar/11
he's 5'10 with the build of 5'3
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Pat said on 18/Feb/11
If Josh Brolin is only 5'10" then Shia LaBeouf is not the 5'9" you have him listed at. In the Motorcycle scene in Wall Street 2, when the two are walking together in the woods Brolin is way more than an inch taller. Why would Josh Brolin be in lifts and Shia LaBeouf not?
zane said on 14/Nov/10
Short arms big heed , very short legs 5 , 9 , damn got th4e girl though and a pretty great actor , midget !
PJ said on 1/Oct/07
Saw him walk past Angelika in SoHo about 10 days ago, this listing appears accurate, I'd say a tad over 5'10.
Erich said on 5/Apr/06
Josh and diane lane came into the place i work. shook his hand. With his boots on he might be 5,11 and a half. super nice guy

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