British tv personality known for shows such as An Idiot Abroad, The Ricky Gervais show and The Moaning of Life, where he claimed to be about 6 foot.
said on 29/Mar/22
What's the highest and lowest mark you could see for him Rob ?
6ft and a nibble and 5ft 11.75
Toby Barrett said on 19/Oct/21
@nik ashton i would say at worse 5'11.5 but at most 6'0.5
Nik Ashton said on 11/Oct/21
@ Toby Barrett - He’ll look tall when he is not in “An Idiot Abroad”! How tall do you think he is?
Toby Barrett said on 10/Oct/21
karl looks tall in an idiot abroad
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/21
Rob, maybe a strong 6ft?
Toby Barrett said on 9/Sep/21
He Looks About 6'0.5
Baguetteboing said on 9/Jun/21
I see him as a strong 6 foot and a bit.
MaskDeMasque said on 21/Feb/21
Best posture I meant.
MaskDeMasque said on 21/Feb/21
What photos does he look small in? I don't think he's ever looked as short as that. He can look 5'11 range in photos but he doesn't have the posture.
MaskDeMasque said on 3/Jan/21
Looks fairly tall in everything I've seen him in. 6 foot seems right. Or he's 5'11.75 at the worst.
mark thompson said on 17/Jan/20
looked taller than everyone on sick of it 2 except silas carson, who looked about 3 or 4 inches taller. karl looked about a foot and a skip taller than 4’11 marama corlett, i would probably give him a solid 6’0.
Importer said on 7/Jul/19
@Declan McLean You're not the only one.
Declan Mclean said on 3/Oct/18
wa! I thought he was 5 feet 7 or 8! He looks tiny in some photos
Terry said on 21/Sep/18
He looks tallish in An Idiot Abroad, between 6-6'1 but what a legend! bloody hilarious!
Nik said on 24/Jul/18
I admire his honesty!
Rourke said on 23/Jul/18
He definitely rounds down to 6 foot because he clearly doesn’t care, but he’s probably a strong 6’0.5” for sure, not quite the 6’1 however.
Gudydty said on 23/May/18
Proper moaner, I would say a strong 6ft!
Micky said on 13/May/18
I think he could be a good candidate for a 6'0.25" or 6'0.5" listing?
Jonathon said on 29/Mar/18
As others have mentioned he has really terrible posture but still looks on the tall side even on the US shows. If he stood up straight should be in the 6'0" - 6'1" range.
Matthew Robinson said on 14/Oct/17
He can look quite tall on Idiot Abroad. He really doesn't seem height conscious to me, nor do I think he forces posture. I wouldn't be shocked if he was 6'0.5", but 6'0" is possible, too.
Jani said on 4/Sep/17
Yeah, Pilkington looks about 183cm with Ricky Gervais. He could be slightly taller or shorter than that but definitely in the 182-184cm range.
Matthew Robinson said on 21/Jul/17
Not as tall as 6'1", but it's possible he could be fractionally over 6 foot. 183 - 184 cm range.
John said on 13/May/17
Don't understand why someone who says they're 6ft has to be exactly 6 ft according to people on here. Many men 185cm 186cm claim 6ft instead of 6ft1 because they couldn't give a **** and its easier to say.
Mr S said on 28/Apr/17
Karl could well be 6'1" range. He doesn't look a full 7' shorter than Merchant and always looks tall in any show he has done.
Usually 'about 6' means 5'11" range, but Karl seems like he wouldn't care in the slightest about height, so would round down if anything.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Aug/16
Can look 184cm
Smoosh said on 28/Jul/16
Has said a few times hes 6 foot, and has a 32inch inseam
5'13.5 said on 4/Apr/16
@jordydecke You mean rounding it "down" so to speak?
179cm afternoon height said on 8/Jan/16
Looks tall and he does not seem like the type who would lie about his height, hilarious guy regardless of height.
A6'2Guy said on 16/Jul/15
Looks a solid 6'0" or slightly above easily, could be 6'1" taking into account him slouching.
said on 7/Sep/14
Watching more of his and Ricky's stuff, I think he probably needs an upgrade. On Derek he looks about 6ft 2 next to Gervais (if you believe Gervais is actually near 5ft 8). Ricky is obviously slouching alot in that, so I'd guess Karl is about 6ft 1, or slightly higher. Doesn't look 7 inches shorter than Merchant.
Pilkington seems to slouch all the time, and even then manages to look a solid 4-5 inches taller than Gervais. He also described himself as 6ft 1 on Life's Too Short and he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy to lie about his height.
Steve - 6ft 7in
Karl - 6ft 1in
Gervais - 5ft 7.25in
TNTinCA said on 4/May/14
He certainly seemed above average height in An Idiot Abroad.
If you also watch some of the episodes of the Ricky Gervais show, when they first enter the studio, Karl does appear noticeably taller than Ricky. It is definitely difficult to determine because 6'7" Stephen Merchant is the only other frame of reference. But if I had to guess, Karl appears taller than 6 foot.
person said on 24/Apr/14
I've met him in person with a couple of my mates in London and he's around 6'1.5 at least.
Roger Fish said on 1/Feb/14
When Gervais calls him a "little man" he is referring to Karl's intellect.
Yaspaa said on 13/Dec/13
I don't recall Gervais ever calling him little man. Round headed buffoon, maybe.
Ryan said on 5/Nov/13
He looks tall on An Idiot Abroad. 6'0 listing is probably dead on.
Voiceless Dental Fricative said on 29/Oct/13
Interesting. Gervais is always referring to him a "little man."
Mathew said on 29/Oct/13
lelman said on 29/Oct/13
Spot on listing, could be 5'11" but likely a solid 6'0".