How tall is Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1 ½ (186.7 cm)
American actor best known for roles in A Fish Called Wanda, In & Out, Dave, Cry Freedom, Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill, Silverado, I Love You to Death, Grand Canyon and The Ice Storm.

How tall is Kevin Kline
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Tom [Selleck] is so big and so manly, he could, you know, just grab me. I'm 6-foot-2, but he's got big bones. I was like Vivien Leigh to his Clark Gable.
-- Orlando Sentinel, 1997

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Average Guess (24 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.73in (187.3cm)
Current: 6ft 0.92in (185.2cm)
Gladstone Screwer said on 11/Nov/22
Just watched a terrific performance from Kevin, My Old Lady, 2014.
Looked around 6’1”, to be fair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jul/21
Jug, I think Connery possibly dropped a tiny bit (I'd still place him roughly at 6ft2 in the 80's-90's), Caine maybe not so much even though he's not much younger than Connery (still think peak Sean had the edge like a decade earlier in Man Who Would Be King), Moore likely at lost some by then as he was the oldest.

I think there's no harm in giving Kline 6ft2 peak
Jug said on 13/Feb/21
He seemed slightly taller than Michael Caine at the 89 Oscars. It’s weird because Connery and Moore were both about an inch shorter than Caine when they all appeared together to present the award. I would place Kline at a solid 6’2 for a peak. I guess Connery had lost a little height by then. Moore was never more than 6’1. Caine was probably 6’1.5 still at that point.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/20
He had 3in on Tom Berenger in The Big Chill, a 6ft1 flat Kline puts Tom at 5ft10 tops.

6ft2 peak, 6ft1 now
Kale - 186.5 said on 20/Oct/20
I recently rewatched Silverado, and strangely Klein, who I'd always seen listed as 188, was almost exactly the same height as Kevin Costner, if not a hair shorter???

Both men were wearing cowboy boots with similar heels, so one can only assume Kline's true height was shorter than his claim?

He also appeared only a tad taller than peak 185.4 listed Richard Jenkins, who was also leaning slightly during their scene.

What do you think Rob?
Editor Rob
half inch is going to look quite close, but could Kline just be flat 6ft 1...I'm not as sure, but yeah he might appear it at times.
Darren.r said on 15/Sep/20
Seemed to edge out Will Smith in that crap cowboy film, forgot the name?
the name's Sam said on 2/Jul/20
Peak was in 187.5-188 cm range currently he’s 186 cm when I was watching 1985 Silverado what I found striking that the cast is mostly 6 foot + enjoyed watching a tall cast movie !
Nearly 180cm guy said on 9/Feb/20
Well, in my opinion 6'1.75" is a better option for Kline's peak height. In 1999, Kline looked taller than Will Smith: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
The full 6'2" is the most I would argue for him. Rob, I think Kline should get an upgrade.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/20
Looked pretty much the way a 6ft2 guy should in the Big Chill. 2in below Goldblum (in peak form) and about 3in taller Tom Berenger...and of course eye to eye with William Hurt

Rob, quite honestly I’d give that to him as his peak
Greg99 said on 18/May/18
When receiving his oscar for "A Fish Called Wanda" in 1988 he was noticeably slightly taller than Michael Caine. I think it likely his peak height was 6'2", on this rare occasion I disagree with Rob.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/18
berta, I agree with that. If he wasn't 6ft2 he had to have been close, like within a fraction of it

Peak: 187.3cm
Today: 185.4cm

Looking at that recent enough photo w/h Cary Elwes still around 6ft1 range
berta said on 1/May/18
this guy was tlller thhan aguy like will smith. i think 1/4 UPGRADE AT PEAK would be better. 187-188 is what he looked peak i go with legit 187. 187-187,5
CDS said on 4/Apr/18
Wow I thought he was taller than this? I would've said 6'2" peak height, and IF he's lost any height, which I'm not convinced he has, 6'1.5" absolute lowest today?
Ns said on 6/Mar/18
Hey Rob, how much do you think the Alexander Technique improves for height? Say I am a relatively fit guy. If I do the Alexander Technique can I get an improvement in height? (.25-1 inch) vs standing up straight like most people usually do in military position?
Editor Rob
It will help if your spine isn't in good alignment, but if you have good posture to begin with, then maybe it won't do anything for your standing height.
Anonymous said on 28/Dec/17
Hmm, this is interesting. In 'Definitely, Maybe' he looks the same if not slightly taller than Reynolds. Angles maybe?
Shiva183cms said on 28/Dec/17
He looked 1.5-2"shorter than Ryan Reynolds in definitely maybe
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/17
Rob, is 6ft2 peak still debatable for a young Kline?
Editor Rob
anywhere in 6ft 1.5-2 range could be argued.
berta said on 8/Oct/17
i agree with the commnet about him and ford. well he was not 189 tall at peak but at best 188 cm (i think) But he was 1,5 inch taller than ford in there pictures together. har to beleive there was only littel over half inch beetween these to guys at peak. I can buy 187,5 for kline peak after he did the alexander thecnicue and was maybe barely 187 before.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Sep/17
He looks 184-185cm w/h Elwes...
KH said on 14/Sep/17
Can't use that photo for anything Ford's Leg is bent.
Anonymous said on 31/Aug/17
I disagree sorry because if Kevin Kline was 186 cm in peak How tall was uncle Harry??

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I think that kevin was in the 188-189 zone in peak. A strong 188 cm.And Harrison 183-184cm
berta said on 24/Aug/17
i think at peak he was very close to 188 and today is 186 cm. He was almost ashton kutchers height about 3-4 years back
Jug said on 29/Jul/17
Kline looked taller than Sean Connery, Michael Caine, and Roger Moore at the 1989 Oscars. I would say a strong 6'2 at peak. He also held up pretty well next to John Cleese, who was 6'5.
Richardspain said on 1/May/17
Solid 187cm- 188cm young
Now 185cm maybe
Tom said on 26/Nov/16
Looked about an 1.5 inch shorter than Ryan Reynolds in Definitely Maybe.
Judd said on 11/Oct/16
Actually in the picture above he seems more a 6'0.25-0.5" guy, but probably Elwes is closer to the camera so has a small advantage...however I do not think he's a full 6'1 doubt about his 6'1.5" peak
Mike said on 18/Aug/16
6ft 1.25 peak, 6ft 0.5-.75 today.
Judd said on 12/Jul/16
In the picture he looks more a weak 6'1"...6'0.75" is likelier!
Flyin said on 29/Apr/16
Not much of gap between a strong 5"11 and a flat 6"1. Would like to have seen Elwes in more films as a lead and his height fits the bill in the world of Clooney, crowe and Di Caption.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/16
Shorter than William Hurt in The Big Chill, in fact he looked 6'1 flat with him I thought.
Sam said on 4/Mar/16
I've heard from a couple who met him that he was taller and most strapping than they were expecting him to be, how tall they thought he was going to be I do not know.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/16
Rob, could that certain man in NY be reinstated here if he officially gains an extra 1½in?

He'd be taller than the height he fooled us into believing he was!
Sam said on 24/Sep/15
Rob, could you add Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill, Silverado, I Love You to Death, Grand Canyon and The Ice Storm to his credits and a photo if you can get one?
Editor Rob
in answer to Rampage's question, I had another look and he indeed did claim 6ft 2 once.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Aug/15
Rob, did Kline claim 6ft2?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure, but early in career and in 90's he was being described 6ft 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jun/15
"Peak height was 6ft 1¾in (187cm)"

If not 6ft2...
Editor Rob
remember Kline said about doing the Alexander Technique "The Technique's many benefits for actors include minimized tension, centredness, vocal relaxation, responsiveness, mind/body connection and about an inch and a half of additional height".

At this minute a man in New York's eyes are lighting up...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/15
Dejavu says on 27/Nov/14
He still could look close to Morgan Freeman. Maybe Freeman is closer to 187 these days?

Agreed. Freeman's actually down to 6ft1¾(187cm) now. I think Kline is still 186cm now.
Judd said on 29/Nov/14
Nice listing
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/14
I thought Cleese had him by 3.5-4 inches.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Nov/14
@Dejavu?? Seriously?? Freeman looked noticeably taller in Last Vegas.
Dejavu said on 27/Nov/14
He still could look close to Morgan Freeman. Maybe Freeman is closer to 187 these days?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/14
Arch, you do know that he's 67? 1in loss at that age is common. I won't argue with you about his current height. He does look 6ft1 range now. But going back 20-30 years I think it's fair to say that was 6ft2. He wasn't dwarfed by Jeff Goldblum in The Big Chill and was eye to eye with William Hurt.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Oct/14
+ Rampage, yes I've seen Sophie's Choice and Dave scroll down the page I even mention Sophie's Choice. I agree he could look a full 6'2" times and I posted that he looked a full 6'2 in In and Out with Tom Selleck. Cleese though would have to be nearer 6'6" though if Kline is 6'2" which peak he could looks at times granted but I think he was more a solid 6'5" er.
Judd said on 11/Oct/14
Yeah arch, he probably never reached 6'2" in the afternoon or night.
I think this listing is fair, too. In the big chill he looke a bit taller than William Hurt but however noticeably shorter than Jeff Goldblum. In a fish called Wanda and fierce creatures, Cleese had at least 2,5" but in wild wild west he was as tall as will smith.
6'1.5" when he wa young and 6'1" today is perfect for Kevin.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Oct/14
Arch, you obviously haven't seen Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill or Dave. He towered over Meryl Streep and held his own with taller actors like Jeff Goldblum (6ft4½) and Frank Langella (6ft3).

Besides, we're talking about the days when the guy had a career.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 29/Sep/14
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"

Not a chance of a full 6'2" next to John Cleese in Fish Called Wanda. He could look near it at times but I think this listing is accurate. Cleese looked near 4 inches taller though.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Martin says on 14/Jan/14
Arch Stanton says on 31/Dec/13
Martin says on 21/Aug/13
He looked a bit taller than Wiliam Hurt in the Big Chill and still has an edge on Morgan Freeman, always looked a straight 6'2 to me...

LOL watch Last Vegas, Freeman looks easily 2 inches taller than Kline!

Yeah, right...Freeman looks two inches taller...

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Yeah, he looks near it even those photos with dodgy angle comparisons. Watch Last Vegas, Freeman looks near 2 inches taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"
"Kevin Kline's height is 6ft 1.25in (186cm)"
FilMaker said on 23/Jun/14
in his first movie he looked 6ft 2in and he probably was very close to it.
Today he looks at least 6ft 1in:

Kevin Kline's height is 6ft 1.25in (186 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 1.75in (187 cm)
Dejavu said on 30/Jan/14
186-187 today. Peak is definitely 188
Lenad said on 26/Jan/14
186cm max today next to ashton kutcher
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jan/14
188cm peak for definite.
Martin said on 14/Jan/14
Arch Stanton says on 31/Dec/13
Martin says on 21/Aug/13
He looked a bit taller than Wiliam Hurt in the Big Chill and still has an edge on Morgan Freeman, always looked a straight 6'2 to me...

LOL watch Last Vegas, Freeman looks easily 2 inches taller than Kline!

Yeah, right...Freeman looks two inches taller...

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/14
I think 186cm today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/14
I can't argue with 6ft1 today, but surely 6ft2 peak, Rob?
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/13
Martin says on 21/Aug/13
He looked a bit taller than Wiliam Hurt in the Big Chill and still has an edge on Morgan Freeman, always looked a straight 6'2 to me...

LOL watch Last Vegas, Freeman looks easily 2 inches taller than Kline!
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/13
Martin says on 21/Aug/13
He looked a bit taller than Wiliam Hurt in the Big Chill and still has an edge on Morgan Freeman, always looked a straight 6'2 to me...

LOL watch American Hustle, Freeman looks easily 2 inches taller than Kline!
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/13
186-87 looked impossible in Last Vegas now. He had about 4 inches on De Niro I'd say he's more 6' range now. He's definitely not even close to 6'2" seeing him with Morgan Freeman.
Arch Stanton said on 31/Dec/13
Rob in Last Vegas Morgan Freeman has an easy 2 inches on him. Granted proportionally Kline looks about 6'1" next to the others but he was definitely no less than 2 inches shorter than Freeman.
Editor Rob
maybe he has lost a bit by 66 now.
avi said on 22/Nov/13
i think he was 6'1 can look 6'2 but next to Goldblum he looks under 6'1. something is wrong with that picture we'd need 3 or 4 to compare to analyze accurately.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/13
"Peak height was 6ft 2in (188cm)"

No doubt the same height as William Hurt.
Probably 186-187cm range now.
Arch Stanton said on 20/Sep/13
He looks nothing under 6'2" in Sophie's Choice, towers above Peter MacNicol in it who looks no more than 5'7".
Rusty said on 14/Sep/13
If he looked 6'2" before why don't you put that as his peak height Rob?
Martin said on 21/Aug/13
He looked a bit taller than Wiliam Hurt in the Big Chill and still has an edge on Morgan Freeman, always looked a straight 6'2 to me...
maggynyny said on 3/Jul/13
He is definitely a solid 6'2. He goes to the same vet I do and I've encountered him several times - and he is the same height as my H - 6'2".
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/13
Good grief that Jeff Goldblum pic though he looks 184cm tops LOL!! Which is crazy because Goldblum and Selleck are supposed to be the same height and Goldblum seems 1-2 inches taller than how he looked next to Selleck in that photo. Goldblum looks easily 6'5" in that photo...
Arch Stanton said on 30/Apr/13
He did actually look a full 6'2" next to Tom Selleck and Matt Dillon in In and Out. I'd lean much more on weak 6'2" than strong 6'1", unlike Will Smith and Jim Carey, I don't think you could argue he is 6'1" or lower. Perhaps its time I watched Fish Called Wanda again.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Apr/13
Maio says on 23/Nov/12
he looked very small next a legit 6ft4in/193 cm Jeff Goldblum

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He also barely looks shorter than 6'3.5"-6'4" Tom Selleck, 2 inches max.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Apr/13
Looks around 6'2" to me.
gsbr said on 27/Apr/13
I have no clue why I thought he was 5'10". It might have had something to do with his body proportions (which seem to be pretty average) and the fact that the poster to A Fish Called Wanda depicted him as being under six feet. But re-watching A Fish Called Wanda, he definitely looks 6'2". He had quite a few inches on the 5'10.5" Michael Palin and held up well against the 6'5" John Cleese and the 6'4.5" Stephen Fry.
Silent d said on 5/Mar/13
He has really good posture for an old man. 187cm.
Joey said on 17/Dec/12
looks a lot shorter than weak 6'2 ryan reynolds, slightly shorter than 6'1 will smith i go with 6feet barefeet now and 6'1 in his younger days
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Looked eye to eye with William Hurt. 188cm prime, 187cm today
Maio said on 29/Nov/11
Kevin Kline: 6 ft 1.25 in/186 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 0.75 in/185 cm (TODAY)
John Cleese: 6 ft 5 in/196 cm (PEAK), 6 ft 2.5 in/192 cm (TODAY)
Jamie Lee Curtis: 5 ft 7 in/170 cm
Michael Palin: 5 ft 10 in/178 cm (PEAK), 5 ft 9.25 in/176 cm (TODAY)
DejaVu said on 9/Nov/11
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LAN Jiao said on 1/Nov/11
He look 6'1 most of his apearance on screen also he look 6'0.75 nowadays.
jtm said on 24/Oct/11
rhames is 5'10.
jake, 1.82 m said on 24/Oct/11
Sam, Rhames isn't taller than 5ft 11in.
Martyr said on 26/Sep/11
looked a bit taller than William Hurt in The BIg Chill...So a strong 6'2 at peak, i would say...
Sam said on 9/Aug/11
Just re-watched Dave (for the first time in years) and he looks just a bit shorter than Sigourney Weaver (6'3" in heels) when she's in heels and taller than her when both are in flats. He looks close in height to Frank Langella but I have to say next to even six footers like Charles Grodin and Ving Rhames he looks only about an inch taller
ANDREA[ITA] said on 9/Aug/11
yeah! 188 peak, 186-187 now!
jtm said on 7/Aug/11
sorry i meant 6'2 in my dec 12 post but i just saw a movie he did with ryan reynolds and he was clearly shorter than reynolds then around his height in another scene they did together.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jun/11
Rob, 188cm?

Editor Rob
he did do the alexander technique and his posture looks good as a result, today I think he still can look 187cm so maybe 188cm is a possible.
Lenad said on 11/Jun/11
Floating between 188 and 189cm peak
al said on 30/May/11
he was about an inch shorter than will smith back in 1999
Matthew said on 10/Apr/11
He's a solid 6.1.25" (1.86 m) at his peak and probably near 6'2" early in the morning! Today i belive he's shorter! I met it in 1988 and he was tall precisely like me (1.88 m in morning and 1.86 in the evening)!

Anonymous said on 10/Mar/11
he seemed significantly shorter than kutcher in no strings attached! I thought this guy was 6'0.5 max nowadays!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jan/11
6"2.25(189cm) peak
6"1.75(187cm) now
Lenad said on 18/Jan/11
I reckon he was 6 ft 2 on the dot in his prime. I reckon he was 6'2-ish in his younger days and now probably a strong 187cm
5'7.37 said on 17/Jan/11
Kline is almost as tall as 6'2 Ryan Reynolds, so he migh have been 6'2.5 at his peak.
Lenad said on 12/Jan/11
I'd give him a strong 6'2 at peak
jtm said on 12/Dec/10
6'3 or at least he was at his prime.
James said on 10/Nov/10
186cm today. 188cm peak.
James said on 23/May/09
Funny in Fierce Creatures he looked 6ft. But yeah around 6'2 next to John Cleese.
Hugh 190cm said on 27/Mar/09
6ft2 peak Rob?
Hugh said on 1/Dec/08
My money is on 6ft2 in his prime. Without a question.
Kramer said on 24/Oct/08
I saw Kline about 12 years ago. I am 6'1
Lenad said on 12/Oct/08
In Wild Wild West he was shoulder level with Will Smith.
Hugh said on 4/Sep/08
Was definitely 6ft2 at his peak. Maybe even taller.
glenn said on 20/May/08
well you also have to see a celebrity more than one encounter.and maybe he shrunk some.he always seemed at least 6-1 to me if not more whenever i saw him.6-2 peak very possible.
John Jay said on 20/May/08
Seen him once signing autographs he did not appear 6'2. Mabey just 6' at most 6'.5, he was as clear as day live in the flesh and he was not a man of 6'2 height. People have you seen him in person... this fella is NOT 6'2!
footballed28 said on 27/Apr/08
this height seems correct, tho I wonder why klein made a comment about how tall Ryan Renalds was in the movie Definitely, Maybe when in fact Renalds is only 6'2 1/2, an inch taller than him. hmmm....
Gonzalo said on 25/Mar/08
Kevin Kline looking very similar in height to people who are, without any doubt, between 1`85-1`88. Great picture
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qwerty said on 15/Oct/07
This guy looks 6'1" to me. I can see people thinking he's taller, though, what with his freakish posture (seriously, this guy's spine is perfectly straight - it just doesn't look natural).
footballed28 said on 7/Jan/07
If people say he is 6'2 or a bit under I Talker down is most likely that you are not a legit 6'1...lots of people who are in actuality a tad under 6' would claim to be 6'1 just to be taller than that magical 6' mark...I used to claim I was 6'1 even tho I am really only 6' 1/2 (close enough if you ask me)
D. Ray Morton said on 9/Dec/06
Yup, with Jane Kosminsky. It's a good one.
D. Ray Morton said on 8/Dec/06
William Hurt also endorses the technique.

Editor Rob
yeah, he's in a video for it
Gonzalo said on 29/Sep/06
I love Kline. I think he is 6`1. He looks clearly shorter than 6`4 or 6`5 guys such as Goldblum, Selleck, Glover or Cleese. I saw the beginning of The big chill the other day and he didn´t look much taller than Tom Berenger. I don`t think he reaches the 6`2 mark.
dmeyer said on 11/Aug/06
he looked the same or talller than smith
Height Tracker said on 10/May/06
Rob, what exactly is the alexander technique?
talker said on 18/Apr/06
i saw Kevin Kline with his wife sometime ago,i was standing right next to him and i'd say he is at least 6'3".Kline and William Hurt are two actors that i saw up close and are taller than people think.There's no way he is 6'1.5" because i'm 6'1" and he looked more than an inch taller than me.

Editor Rob
2 actors who studied the alexander technique and have great posture...
Gonzalo said on 11/Apr/06
He looks at least 6`1. He was as tall as Jean Reno in French Kiss. I think he is 1`86-87. He was shorter than William Hurt; just a couple of cm.
Brett said on 21/Nov/05
I think he is 6'2" Rob, he really did look bigger then Will smith In my opinion, and he dwarfed Hayden Christiansen too.
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