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5ft 8.29in (173.5cm)
Bob said on 5/Mar/07
I know you didn't want to publish it Rob, but hey...I was right...this really is about the incredible shrinking man..I just think it's progress that dmeyer has given up on Kiefer being 6' tall.
nick said on 5/Mar/07
yeah i know what you mean im 16 and 6-1(not incredibly tall), but my dad was 5-4 and mom 5-5 and the doctor told me i got a couple inches left so genetics can be a thing of luck
dmeyer said on 5/Mar/07
rob in the last episisode he looks a shoking 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than itzin
[Editor Rob: he shrinks every year...by season 7 he'll be looking 5ft 7 and when the 24 movie comes out, god knows!]
schnitzelferk said on 4/Mar/07
haha smoking stunting height.
One of my friends is 6'6"...or so he says...Im 6ft and id personally say hes more like 6'7", and weighs 315lbs, HUGE guy, anyway, his mum barely reaches 5'2" and his dad consistently states he is 5'9" but he is at most 5'8", and there son ends up 6'6"+ and he smokes and has been since aged 7!!!!
It gets better, the docs said hed grow to be 5'10" max, it gets even better
hes 16 and hasnt stopped growing yet!
Another guy i know (a legit 6'4") also has smoked since aged 13.
sometimes a son ends up short
My grandad was 6'4" and grandmother 5'11" (which for 1920-1930's was freak heights for men and women)
they had there first son and he got to 6'7", there second child was a girl, she is now 6ft, there 2nd son (my dad) reached 6'2", and there 3rd son reached 5'8"
Sometimes you get a runt, and sometimes you get a mutant (when short parents get a tall kid)
Kiefer is a tiny man
al said on 3/Mar/07
kiefer once said he stands exactly 174cms so that just under 5ft 9 inches tall.
[Editor Rob: you've twice tried to say this...kiefer said 174cm where??? North american actors giving height in cm is as rare as a good uwe bohl movie. The quote above 'about 5ft 9' is what he has said.]
Joe said on 25/Feb/07
I thought he looked about 5"10 at first... but now i'm certain he's more like 5"7. Have you seen the pic with him standing next to 175 jolie richardson??? He looked like 3 inches shorter!
Dakota_Pony said on 22/Feb/07
Actually Bruce, as Sarah already said, James Cromwell who plays his dad this season is 6'7". Even if he's shrunk a little with age, he is still very tall. Pretty much anyone would look short next to him. I agree, this season could be better. It started off great in my book but nose dived with one of last year's villians being his brother this year. I'll keep watching and hoping they will get it back on track.
Sarah, I agree that the smoking probably was a factor, as well as being a twin... and as I said before in a post, I would bet some of his riding and rodeo days resulted in injuries that impact his spine and/or posture. I've been in horses most of my life and know way too many people with permanent injuries and rebuilt this or that. I think in most aspects, he's made a hard life for himself lifestyle-wise and it shows. He looks a lot older than his 40 years.
Bruce said on 20/Feb/07
Sutherland looks like he is about 5'6" tops! I find it hilarious that 99% of the time, both men and women playing opposite of him are his height or shorter. I understand the reason for this, since Sutherland is the lead protagonist. But come on, his withered old dad this year looks like Vanilla Ice - Wilt Chamberlain compared to shorty Kiefer. I think this season of 24 is just horrible as was most of last season. The show has really jumped the shark. I loved the first four seasons (or at least most of those seasons). Now I watch the show only because I've become a mindless lemming that can't stop.
Sarah said on 20/Feb/07
Well, Kiefer is quite the smoker. I'm not sure when he started, although I believe it was at a rather young age. Perhaps, this has played a role. I mean his father and brothers tower over him. I find it hilarious that they have James Cromwell (6'7") cast as his father this season. The difference in height is highly noticable.
Vibram said on 17/Feb/07
Sarah, yes it can if your chain smoking before the age of 20.
Sarah said on 15/Feb/07
Is it true that chain smoking can effect one's ability to reach their full potential in height?
tall guy said on 14/Feb/07
what is also strange is both him and his brother on 24 are 7 to 9 inches shorter then their dad, which is almost how keifer is in real life
dmeyer said on 11/Feb/07
thanks rob for the answer but but i mean not shrinkin when you get to 50 or 60
Glenn said on 9/Feb/07
Some old men dont shrink too.my father was close to his 5-8 before he passed.
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/07
is it possible not to shrink
[Editor Rob: for you not to shrink during the day your spinal discs must have the ability to prevent any seepage of water during the day. They must be able to overcome the gravitational pull...they must be perfectly hydrated at all times.
also worth noting, in your 20's the discs in your spine are like 80+% water, but as you age their water bearing capacity reduces, 10-15% by pensioner age, plus the ends of the vertebrae - or plates - will thin out. This is natural age related height loss.]
Rocky said on 8/Feb/07
speaking of sons being taller than their fathers - in the 1850s, the average height of a Dutchman was only 5'4'', far shorter than the average of any Asian country today.
MHouillon said on 5/Feb/07
I obviously had luck. My grandfather is (5'3.5") 162cm (he's 91 now), but WAS 5'5.5 (167cm), my father was 5'7.5" (171cm) and I am 178cm (5'10). My wife is 5'11.25 (181cm), so I hope, my shrinking will not be more than 1 inch...
Antron said on 2/Feb/07
Viper, you are misunderstanding the potential calculator. The potential does not mean to indicate your maximum possible height. Rather, you are 95% likely to be within 5 inches of 5'10"; either taller or shorter. At 6'3" you are within 5 inches of 5'10," lucky you.
dmeyer said on 1/Feb/07
on 24 he can look 174 to 177 sometimes 5'8.25 to 5'9.75 i think 174 is the closest since even thaugh he can look 173 dosnt mean he is 173 could be posture or angles so 174 make sens
George H said on 1/Feb/07
True, about sons usually being taller than their fathers. My twin and myself are exception to that rule, or maybe not because we're twins. Does anybody know if it's the same for twins? We're about 2 inches shorter than our father, but we were born 3 weeks early and underweight at birth. Still, can't complain at 6'1" now.
Viper said on 1/Feb/07
I just tried that height potential calculator and it says my highest potential is only 5-10, while Im 6-3 and my brother is 6-2. Whats up with that?
Antron said on 1/Feb/07
Back to the genetic issue. Parker is right. My brother and I are of similar heights, but not the same height even though, because we have the same parents, we have the same genetic potential. I am 169/170cm, he is 173/174cm. Our genetic potential is 174cm based on that calculator.
Antron said on 1/Feb/07
Anyone notice they cast a considerably shorter man Paul McCrane (maybe 5'6"?) as his scheming brother for this season of 24? Makes Keifer appear mas macho!
MHouillon said on 27/Jan/07
He is the same height as 5'8.5 Carlos Bernard. Even if they gave both of them lifts, they would be the same height.
He is still a little taller than Tom Cruise in "A few good men" ! And 5'7-(170cm)-Cruise certainly wore lifts. Kiefer NEVER is a 5'10, but he is a 174cm minimum.
LucioTheBest said on 23/Jan/07
???? Am I the only person in the world who has seen "VANISHED" ? I'm sorry...but you people must be uninformed or insane. Hire the movie, please!! IF you care at all about celebheights (and want to see Jeff Bridges play an awesome part) hire the movie! Then, pause it at the following scenes:
1. The Scene in which he is juggling that ball full of beads. Its a full body view of him in 0.5 inch tennis shoes. He is the height of his shoulders and head above the parallel vehicle, and the height of his head above his SUV. SUVs stand approx 4'11" - 5'1.5" off the ground (I work in insurance ;).
2. The scene in which he is standing directly next to Sandra Bullock (5.7"), when he is imagining a flashback after revisiting the garage.
3. The Scene where he is standing next to 6' Jeff Bridges (no, he's not 6'1" either...he actually told my dad (orthopedic surgeon) he's exactly 181.6 cm at a conference in 1998).
4. The Scene where he leaves the motel with Nancy Travis (5'4")...this is the best one. He's wearing tennis shoes and she's wearing the same shoes she wears the whole movie, which as you can see from the scene where she runs up the stairs to the deranged black woman's flat, are as completely flat as flipflops. This is the best one cause they walk shoulder to shoulder, and relatively straight.
To be honest, I shall conclude by stating my firm belief that this actor is the Humphrey Bogart of his day - in other words, he's gone to great lengths to keep most people guessing he's an average 5'9", when the reality is far from that. Is Kiefer Sutherland 5'8.5 / 5.9" ??? Yes, he is - with lifts. Just like Bogart was 5.9" with lifts. His true height? Over my dead body he's taller than 5'7" (and that's being generous)....'cause let's face it, with DM army style boots like 24 you can never tell how tall someone is....what you need is a film in which they are not yet famous (and so have a less illustrious rep to uphold) and in which they are wearing tennis shoes. In other words, watch VANISHED - watch it, and tell me I'm wrong!
Glenn said on 17/Jan/07
dmeyer said on 16/Jan/07
rob you were right i alwais thaught he was 5'9+ but i think he is no more than 174 also i saw a pic were he has 1.7 boots in season 6 and steel looks tiny near 187 cross could even be 5'8.25 proper 173 and looks 175 because of the advantage in shoes
[Editor Rob: when you see him with the president and agent pierce there is chance of 173 depending on his footwear]
hb45 said on 16/Jan/07
Glenn- The fact that, nowadays, a son is often taller than is father is scientifically explained: better conditions of living for young people, better medical cares, no more undernourishment. That's particulary true in Europe where economic development since the 50's has much improved the standard of living. In France, for instance, young people are today around 178cm, compared to hardly 170cm just after world war II...
Jim said on 16/Jan/07
He bumped into me in Bobs Big Boy in Burbank... I would say 5'8.5" is being generous... jesus when I turned around I almost didn't see him... he's a tiny guy... but was very gracious and friendly after slamming into me...
Glenn said on 15/Jan/07
Excellant point hb,that I always mention.just not on these pages.
hb45 said on 15/Jan/07
A son is usually at least as tall as his father. In the case of Kiefer, he's much shorter (15cm) than his father Donald. Rather an exception...
The Ghost of Edgar said on 14/Jan/07
I just had Chloe send Jack's bio to my PDA over the secure channel. Curtis had 5'9'' in the pool we had going, but it turns out that Bill Buchanen is the big winner with 5'11''.
Glenn said on 14/Jan/07
Went for this guy again and didnt see him.
Matthew said on 14/Jan/07
If "maybe 5'9" doesn't set off alarms, I don't know what does. From seeing 24 and this quote, I'd say 5'8" - 5'8.5." But 5'8.5" is tops.
G-unit said on 31/Dec/06
Have you guys watched the movie "To end all wars"? He comes out barefeet all the movie, during the time he is a slave. He isn't as tall as 5'10. to be honest he looks 5'8 barefeet, but he can possibly be 5'9
dmeyer said on 18/Dec/06
did have thik cowboy boots in season 3 but only 1.5 in in first season
dmeyer said on 14/Dec/06
he looked a lot taler in the first seasons like 1.5 taller than almeda he looked a shocking 5'10 lifts probably
[Editor Rob: I remember there was a glimpse of kiefer's soles in one episode, the one where the hobbit 'bites the dust' I think, looked pretty thick.]
dmeyer said on 6/Dec/06
did look 5'10 in the first season but more like 5'8.5 in the season 5 this guy might be 5'9 in the morning and 5'8.5 in the afternoon and night so so i agree with you rob 174 is closer to the marrk but wears lifts on occasion because sometimes look only 4 inches smaller than 187 curtis manning i mean cross
dmeyer said on 4/Dec/06
could be a full 5'9 at the shortest 5'8.5
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
5-9 sounds honest and makes sense.
dmeyer said on 3/Dec/06
rob you are right he didnt look too tall in season 5 in season 1 and 2 he looked taller i think his boots wear standards i dont think he is shorter than 5'8.75 wish ids a strong 174 174 to 175 range fits him good 5'8.75 to 5'9 seems to be his height he can look nearer 5'10 in the first season 174 to 175 make sens for keifer could be 5'9 daugh since even if she wears only 1 in heels he does look 3 cm on her
Editor Rob said on 3/Dec/06
I found a 1990 quotation by old Kiefer...in an edition of Chronicle Telegram:
"I stand maybe 5 foot 9".
Hmm, 174cm can be it I think now.
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/06
he alwais looks taller than raver not by mush but he does look taller so 175 cm or 5'8.75 like he use to be might a true 5'9er in the morning like 176 and 174 night he might be close to your height nice to see that you are back rob
[Editor Rob: cheers buddy, he is taller than Raver, who wears sometimes just 'sawn off' heels, like 1-inch, he looks a 3cm over her, but question is what height does his boots give him. If you look at Raver and Kiefer at the emmy's when Kiefer has normal shoes...]
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/06
in the first episode of season 5 he strugggles to have 2 inches on rajskuk so close to 5'8.5 in the first season looks alot 1.25 taller than 174 almeda so close to 5'10 in lifts
Anonymous said on 30/Nov/06
Wow - Robert Duvall - nice surprise.
Stiffelio said on 30/Nov/06
Rob, I basically agree with all your 24 height estimates. Kiefer is exactly the same height as Carlos, i.e. 174 cm. If you go back to season 3 and 4 there are many shots of the two together to corroborate this. Good you are back!
[Editor Rob: cheers, back for good! 174cm could be it. Actually, these days I watch a heap more tv shows than movies. Something like an episode of 24 to me is more enjoyable than 75% of the movies I watch.]
Glenn said on 30/Nov/06
Almost got him 2 weeks ago.I even hear 5-8.
[Editor Rob: there is an outside chance he has some help in an orthopaedic sense. Maybe he has extra thick cushioning in his shoes for 24 or all that running about has withered his posture a little.]
dmeyer said on 29/Nov/06
can look 5'10 on 24 sometimes but closer to 5'9 barefeet
[Editor Rob: can also look 5ft 8.5 in a lot of season 5, I still can't make up my mind on this guy. In one episode with Rog Cross he looked 5ft 8 at best...and with the president could look 174 then in episode 5 full-length with kim raver (who doesn't have heels for some scenes with him, just a 1-inch styled shoe) does look 5ft 9.
In good old metric, these are the 24 people I've met and as close as I can estimate them: Raver 172cm, Itzin 176cm, Carlos 174cm, Rajskub 169cm, Cross 187-188cm, Morshower 179-180cm]
sf said on 18/Nov/06
Glenn - good talking to you tonight. Any luck with Kiefer?
gary said on 28/Oct/06
5ft 10 - cos i'm 5 9 and he was taller
Dakota_Pony said on 11/Oct/06
Bob, you aren’t kidding. In my experience, the on-air talent I’ve worked with in the past is never what you expect in person vs what you see on TV. The women are almost always taller than one anticipates; the men shorter --- and pretty much everyone is much thinner.
The only trouble with people judging height in person is that they are likely judging against their own height. You’d be surprised the number of people who aren’t sure about their own height--- or they have it wrong. I have two coworkers on my immediate team (one male, one female—both mid 30s) who sincerely thought they were a certain height but found out at their annual physicals that they were indeed a full two inches off.
said on 10/Oct/06
Again....one needs to read what the people who have actually seen him say. Of course, what is short to one person may seem tall to another. Kiefer is one of those people that, for some reason, fans tend to believe what they want to believe vs. reality. Another comment:Click Here
Dakota_Pony said on 3/Oct/06
I would think it would be hard to determine height without a full-length photo. Too many factors… he is behind Chris Isaak, which will automatically make him look smaller and shorter (things closest to the camera appear larger) and it is possible that Chris is also on a step since it is in a doorway. It may have been Lynch’s goal to make Kiefer look smaller and meaker. It’s been almost 15 years since I saw the movie but memory and the Les Nesman-issue bow tie and specs make me believe his character was to be intellectual-dork. Having him look smaller would exacerbate that stereotype and perhaps be aimed at making Chris’s character look more socially smooth, tough, etc, for that quirky juxtaposition.
Footwear, distance from the camera, what if anything people are standing on makes a huge difference. A friend of a friend dated one of the Grey’s Anatomy actresses and was often photographed with her at events looking as tall or taller than her with heels on — which seemed impossible since he isn’t a tall man to begin with. Sure enough, on of the pics on Photorazzi showed a full length of them together and he was on his very tippy toes, leaning up and in, while she was bent down a bit, leaning down and in to bring her height down for the photo. Anyone seeing the cropped version would have thought he was as tall or taller than her when he was not. Photos in Hollywood rarely are what they are. Even in the real world, photos often don't give a realistic representation without care and thought.
logan said on 1/Oct/06
also...in twin peaks fire walk with me...kiefer looks about 5'7'' compared to 6'0'' isaaks.
said on 28/Sep/06Click Here
this site has denis leary at 6'2.5''
talk amongst yourselves.
Anonymous said on 27/Sep/06
boots are rarely over 1.75 in
Dakota_Pony said on 25/Sep/06
Just curious but why on earth do some of you think cowboy boots-- no less men's boots-- come with a three inch heel? Most cowboy boots have an inch to inch and three-quarters heel tops.
dmeyer said on 25/Sep/06
i dont think he is less than 175
Glenn said on 10/Sep/06
In town now.only waited an hour for him.too tired.saw nothing.
said on 9/Sep/06
This article might explain why Kiefer isn't that tall although his father is a giant...
"Oddly enough, we know that the heights of mother and son and of father and daughter correlate."
So it would seem men take their height from their mother, not father. We know Kiefers mother is a shorty, so I guess this would explain it.
Dakota_Pony said on 4/Sep/06
Felicity Huffman is 5'5" in their Emmy presentation pics and likely is wearing 3-4" heels, as is Pennelope Ann Miller in the photos Bob posted the link to. Depending on camera angle, it is a wash to see who is taller. Kiefer or either of these ladies. I'd still put him at 5'10" or a hair under. I'm 5'7" myself and usually wear 3" heels to the office which makes me taller than a lot of my male coworkers so don't underestimate the height of a lady in heels. I do think a lot of the ladies on the show are tall (ie Jean Smart is about 6') as are many of the ladies in Hollywood. One thing to keep in mind is that from his years in rodeo, it could very well be he ended up with disk problems that has changed his height somewhat. I've been riding horses most of my life and know numerous people with back problems from spills, along with hips, neck, and knees.
Other than curiosity, who cares how tall he is? He's a great actor and good looking guy.
People on TV are always thinner in person. In the past, part of my job has been to work with on-air meteorologists and they are always much thinner in person than they are on the news. I met one of the chief mets here in Minnesapolis has a rep for being chubby-- which is insane because in person, she is a twig. I'd hate to have to work on camera.
said on 28/Aug/06
He looks pretty short in photos from the 2006 Emmy awards, where he's standing next to the other cast members of the show "24": Click Here
Either he's short, or else they have exceedingly tall women on that show, or the women are wearing very high heels to the Emmy awards show.[Editor Rob: never give up hope of 1cm coming off Kiefer...
Raver is around 171-2cm (she said 5ft 8 to me), likely in her 3.5 inch heels at that event, rajskub is shy of 5ft 7, no idea on her heels, Smart is tallest]
bob said on 27/Aug/06
1. What does "either his 5ft9" mean? 2. Did you read the thread on this site on Donald Sutherland before posting here? 3. Why isn't the information on Donald posted on Donald's thread instead of Kiefer's?
kerry77 said on 18/Aug/06
either his 5ft9.. but his dad donald sutherland was atually no more than 6ft tall.. in the 1978 clasic sci-fi horror movie invasion of the body snatcher as the lead actor also starring jeff goldblum a strong 6ft4.5(1.94m)actor was firmly stands 3inches(8cm) taller than kiefer dad most scene.. i did gave donald sutherland a 6ft1(1.86) at his youth..while his old and looks shrunk, therefore i gave him a 6ft0.5(1.84m)..
dmeyer said on 31/Jul/06
i met a guy that had a scene in 24 with keifer and told me they were similar height he is 173 4 range
Tweety said on 31/Jul/06
Ben is right, Kiefer is only about 5'8." I'm a huge fan of Kiefer and the show 24. I been a HUGE fan of Kiefer since I saw him in 1986 in Stand By Me, when I was only 12 years old. I been a huge fan of 24 since I was saw it in 2001. I'm happy to own most his DVD's including 24 seasons 1 to 4 on DVD. I'm more happy to say my stepsister, her fiance and I met Kiefer Sunday at Bull Moose in Scarborough, Maine. The staff took my camera. Because his agent didn't want anyone to take pictures. We had fun. He gave my stepsister and I a hug. I kissed him on the cheek. He gave me a huge smile and blushed. He signed my 24 DVD twice. Once on the outside cover and once on the inside cover. He is thinner in person than on tv, but he's HOT. He's so friendly, sweet and down to earth. This is an experience I will always remember and keep in my heart forever.
P.S. I know everyone who works at Bull Moose, including the owner. No, they couldn't take pictures. The staff were not his agents. They were people the store hired that was requested by the agents. It was his agents who requested no cameras, not Kiefer.
said on 30/Jul/06
Kiefer standing next to 5'6" Penelope Ann Miller
Ben said on 27/Jul/06
We were not allowed to take pics. They said at the door no pictures or you will be thrown out, they didn't want to see any cell phones either. I am wondering if any of the staff at Bull Moose got to have their photographs taken with him.
Viper652 said on 24/Jul/06
Ill go with Mr. R's estimate of 5-8.
[Editor Rob: it shouldn't be ruled out...]
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
Never met him,but 5-5 to 5-7 is to short.Rob is right on 5-9.5-8 is the minimum I accept on this guy.
Wendy said on 22/Jul/06
Hey Ben. I was in Maine as well. I agree with you about him being 5'7'' to 5'8''. And yes, his thinness does appear to make him look taller than that. Have any pics surfaced from Bull Moose? Folks in PA were snapping pics left and right.
Carol said on 19/Jul/06
We were at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas a couple of years ago. Kiefer walked right by us with a couple of bodyguards and gave us a very nice hello. Hubby is 6 feet and we couldn't get over how short Kiefer was. Hubby said he was looking WAAYY down at him. I told him the comments about Kiefer being 5ft 9 and we both said no way! Kiefer looked to be about my height which is 5ft 5 or 5ft 6 at the very most.
Gotxo said on 18/Jul/06
If she's 6'1 and is sporting 3" heels Kiefer does not look small at those pics but average(Rob's pic). But it is true that in your pics in the full body shot (#3) he
appears to be wearing boots.
Ben said on 16/Jul/06
Okay, I thought I would post this today while it is still fresh in my mind. I met Kiefer at Bull Moose in Maine today 7/16/06. I am about 5'7" with shoes on and we were about eye to eye, I'll be a nice guy and give him about an inch over me, but then I looked down and noticed his big-heeled cowboy boots. By the way it's a new store and the floor is nice and flat. So I don't know. Definitely not 5'10.5" like IMDB says, that is way off. If I had to guess, I would say 5'7"-5'8" with his boots. His weight on the other hand; my girlfriend saw us next to each other and says I probably weigh more than him and I am about 160lbs, he is really skinny. Being skinny might make him look taller too, which may be why some see him as being taller.
said on 15/Jul/06
Rob: taht's not Venus showing her high heels, but sister Serena, who btw is 3 inches shorter.[Editor Rob: what, the 'footwear' link? It is venus...look, the day before]
bob said on 14/Jul/06
Kiefer is wearing his cowboy boots that someone in this blog said earlier had around 3" heels.
said on 14/Jul/06
Kiefer standing next to 6'1" Venus Williams. There appears to be a 5-6" difference. According to some other pictures their shoes are not making much of a difference...maybe an inch. Click Here[Editor Rob: her footwear]
Stiffelio said on 5/Jul/06
In a recent "24" episode Kiefer Sutherland is standing facing Willian Devane (5ft 10in). Devane is at least two inches taller than Sutherland.
bear said on 2/Jul/06
on 24, they described jack bauer as 5 ft 9, 160 lbs. when i lived in l.a. i passed by him once and he looked 5 ft. 9...but i'm such a bad judge of weight.
Mr. R said on 25/Jun/06
Anonymous, Kiefer lives in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles, just East of Hollywood. He also has a recording studio at his house, and signs local bands.
Larry said on 24/Jun/06
G.I. Joe - You have to examine at least 3 previous generations from BOTH sides of his family. "GenerallY" taller height is dominant, like brown eyes.
G.I.JOE said on 23/Jun/06
Kiefer's mum is 5'2" and his dad was cleary 6'4" at his peak i wonder why he isn't taller
[Editor Rob: his twin sister stole some inches...]
poopy said on 19/Jun/06
are you sure about the 5'9" thing? my friend says he thinks he is more like 5'7 3/4"?
Larry said on 18/Jun/06
Heck, I can BARELY afford to live in Austin Texas! :-) BTW: my mother was 5'5.5" & my dad was 6'0.5". So, I'm 4.5 inches taller than Dad was & ALMOST a foot taller than Mom. BUT, there WERE much taller individuals in both sides of the family. Humans genetics is complicated. I took a genetics course in grad school that was a real "monster"! I found it MUCH tougher than calculus. :-) BOTH parents are equal contributors towards your adult height.
Frank2 said on 16/Jun/06
Where most likely you couldn't afford to live.
Anonymous said on 14/Jun/06
where does kiefer sutherland live
Viper652 said on 7/Jun/06
5-8 could be his real barefoot height.
Mr. R said on 6/Jun/06
I have seen Keifer several times at my local bar and he is barely 5-8.
dmeyer said on 6/Jun/06
hey bob i dont think he is 5'11 more like 5'9.5" but with good angles he look just over 5'10 but for real he must be 5'9 to 5'9.5" and looks barely taller than 5'7 chloe obrien so 5'9" is possible and look more with lifts
bob said on 29/May/06
Please, will someone shut dmeyer up....for some reason dmeyer, who has never seen Kiefer in person, keeps saying he is 5'11 whereas everyone who has seen him say he is between 5'8 and 5'9, more than likely Rob is correct and he is 5'9". When comparing him to other celebrities and their height Kiefer always seems to come out at 5'9".
dmeyer said on 29/May/06
hey frank2 we are almost the same height i am 180 at night and 182 in the morning at home mesurment waths weird is that at the pharmacy i am 183 cm in afternoon 5'11.5" is a good guess
dmeyer said on 29/May/06
hey frank my father was 5'9.25" to 5'9.5" at peak 176 cm and my mom 5'1" at peak 155 cm and i am 5'11.5" my brother is a strong 5'10 pushing pushing 180 and my sister is 5'2.25" or 5'2.5" 159 cm
said on 27/May/06
Fair enough Frank. I wouldn't argue with you, I wasn't 5 inches taller than my mother either, but you also have to take the fathers height into account. Its not a matter of just adding 5 to the mother. Try it yourself
Frank2 said on 26/May/06
I don't buy the 95% rate. Let's see....I know several guys where who are nowhere near being five inches taller than their mothers. I have one friend who's around 5'8" and his mom is 5'6". Another where the mother is about 5'8" and her son is the same height with a brother who's 5'6"! Then there's a cousin of mine who's 6'6" while his mom is just 5'2".
The only sure thing is that two plus two equals four.
Parker said on 26/May/06
Frank - Its not 100% accurate. There's a 95% probability of a child being within 4 inches of the genetic height potential, and 60% chance of being within 2 inches. Genetics is the primary driver for height, followed by nutrition and environment. Take your family Mom 5'4, Dad 5'10 (For simplicity) - Genetic height potential Boy = 5'10, Girl 5'4/5'5 - 5'9,5'11,6'1 all within the 95% probability.
There wil always be exceptions - I have a best friend who is 5'4, wife 5'6. Genetic height potential of a son = 5'7/5'8. His 21 year old son is 6'3!
Frank2 said on 26/May/06
Maybe with big, really BIG shoes! But I somehow doubt it. Like I said earlier, when I saw him wearing his cowboy boots with two inch heels he was still at least two inches shorter than me.
J. said on 26/May/06
On the episode of "24" from season 1 entitled "7 AM to 8AM", "Jack Bauer" is described as "5'11", blonde hair, 160 lbs".
[Editor Rob: that seems fair...shoes+lifts+hair, and you could even describe him 6ft ;-)]
Frank2 said on 25/May/06
I must take exception to that rule. My dad was 5'9.5", my mom was 5'4" and I'm 5'11" and have a brother who's 5'9", another who's 6'1" and yet another who's my height. I have a first cousin who's dad was 5'6" and mom was 5'8" with him being around 5'10". He has a younger brother who's 5'3" and a sister who's my height. Explain that.
dmeyer said on 25/May/06
5'9.25" is possible rob
Frank2 said on 24/May/06
Keefer is no more than 5'9". I saw him many times and he usually wore cowboy boots with two inch heels and was still shorter than me by at least two inches.
The question is, how does the son of a 6'4" guy end up no more than 5'9"?
BackStageJim said on 23/May/06
Notice the hight between Logan (Itzen) during last show, where they walk together in warehouse. KS is just under Itzen in height. I met Gregory at con, and he is 5'9.5 so KS is 5'8-9 given Itzen was wearing dress shoes.
Granted lifts might be somewhere, but if both wear then it cancels out some visual clues.
[Editor Rob: battle of the lifts? If I were playing the president I'd want to possibly look taller...but then if I was jack bauer I'd also want to be taller ;-}]
dmeyer said on 23/May/06
i saw 24 season 1 and his shoes have no lifts they low cut 1.5" dress shoes and he looks about 5'10 + so i think the guy might be 177
Anonymous UK said on 18/May/06
Keifer is 5ft 9 and Raver i beleive to be 5ft 6, In 24 Keifer seems to have atleast an inch on Raver and in other scenes she is seen to wear atleast 2 inch heels so -.^
Anonymous said on 15/May/06
I saw the documentary with Keifer managing a band on a European tour. He looked shorter than 5'10 to me when walking around the streets handing out tickets. A guy he was with dwarfed him.
kraver said on 14/May/06
kiefer is about 5'9, we have meet a few times.
Bram said on 19/Apr/06
Rob, why do you say by July? do you plan on running into him?
said on 14/Apr/06
Kiefer with some heavyweights: Click Here
Here's Keefer with Clint Eastwood and Marcia Gay Hardin: Click Here
Here's Kiefer with 6' Rufus Sewell who I now feel is 5'11" seeing him next to 6'2" Bill Hurt: Click Here
Notice that the ignoramus who wrote the caption under the photo lists Hurt as John Hurt. He must have a part time job at the IMDb!
Boys will be boys: Click Here
Cut that out fellas! Remember your image!
Ah Hollywood!: Click Here
Or should I say Hollyweird?: Click Here
Anyone know who's with Kiefer in this photo?: Click Here
Kiefer with 5'9" Jennifer Garner: Click Here
She's about 6' in those heels.
Here he is with Garner after he gave her hell for wearing heels the last time they appeaerd together: Click Here[Editor Rob: you can't hotlink unfortunately to any of images on that site but you can view the main thumbnail page By clicking Here...I forgot about that pic of him and Chris O'Donnell...where he looks nearer the 5ft 8 Mr R insists he is...
the bald guy, Richard O'Brien who is getting intimate with kiefer claims himself as 5ft 8. He does wear cowboy boots in a number of pics...]
Bram said on 13/Apr/06
Rob, I completely agree that he can look that tall. Even on 24 there's a scene during season 1 where he is barefoot and he looks 5'9-5'10. But why would Howell say that? He said that he "dwarfs Kiefer even though he himself is only 5'10." He himself admitted that he is 5'10. Plus, can people actually shrink in height before they reach 40?
[Editor Rob: its a bizarre statement, actually I just saw a few stills of Michael Douglas and Kiefer, who doesn't look shorter...
I don't know, soon I think I'll be able to get a good idea of kiefer's true height...maybe by July...]
jack 37 said on 6/Apr/06
Kiefer is 1,74 high , i meet Kiefer in Berlin NYE 2205/2006
dmeyer said on 5/Apr/06
5'9 is possible but sometimes apear 5'10
julie said on 31/Mar/06
I'm betting he's around 5'10". With all the scrutiny in Hollywood, I doubt he'd try to fool the media.
debbie said on 30/Mar/06
you people are weird. Yeah he is a dwarf
bob said on 30/Mar/06
let me answer for Rob please...because dmeyer, when he's on 24 he is Jack Bauer and Jack can do alot of things to make himself look 2-3 inches taller, but if you will read this thread you will notice that the people who have seen Kiefer Sutherland in person all say about the same thing....Kiefer is shorter than they thought and he always appears to be between 5'8" and 5'9". Trust me...real men eat quiche and sometimes they are shorter also.
dmeyer said on 30/Mar/06
hey rob sometimes on 24 he looks close to 5'11 but in most of episodes he look 5'9.5 177 is possible
Frank2 said on 29/Mar/06
In the terrific sci-fi film Dark City, when Keefer stood between 6' Rufus Sewell and 6'2" William Hurt he looked really short. It didn't help that Jennifer Connelly who's over 5'7" and was wearing at least three inch heels was the female lead. Add to that 6'7" Bruce Spence and poor Keefer at times looked quite diminutive to say the least.
Glenn said on 28/Mar/06
Anonymous said on 28/Mar/06
I agree with Frank2. I'd say closer to 5'8" than to 5'9". If you comapre him with James Morrison who plays Bill Buchanan in "24", Morrison (listed here as 5'11") looks 3 inches taller than Sutherland, even allowing for the fact that he is usually in street shoes, whereas Kiefer wears high-heeled chunky military boots.
Frank2 said on 27/Mar/06
Keefer is between 5'8" and 5'9".
said on 27/Mar/06
Quoted from the Defamer (Click Here
) "Went skiing this weekend and had a great sighting of Kiefer Sutherland in the cafeteria at Mammoth Mountain. He is much shorter than expected -- maybe about 5'8 and looks just as rough in person as he does on 24."
dmeyer said on 26/Mar/06
actualy rob after waching 24 he apears between 5'9 and 10 176 is possible
175cm17andgrowing said on 2/Mar/06
They make him 5'10'' and give him 165lbs? Before they gave him 5'11'' and 160lbs?
The guy looks 5'9.5'' to 5'10'' to me and 165lbs is a little exaggerated, isn't it?
Liam said on 1/Mar/06
Oh I think he 5'10, looks like it on 24.
dmeyer said on 1/Mar/06
hey rob wath make you so sure he is no more then 5'9
[Editor Rob: well, I'm not so sure as I was about this guy...although he does appear to wear cowboys of some sort.]
Frank2 said on 28/Feb/06
I've seen him in person several times and he's 5'8" max. He wears cowboy boots with three-inch heels.
[Editor Rob: well, that's at least one other person to agree with R's estimate...yes, he can be seen to wear those cowboy boots at premiere's]
dmeyer said on 24/Feb/06
in the first season he looks 5'11 but in the second one he looks he looks 5'9.5 or 10 he looks a good 2" shorter than 6 feet xander
glo said on 22/Feb/06
In another season (1 or 2) of 24, they put out a description of him as being 5'11 and 160 lbs so what they say in the show doesn't mean it's the truth.
Mr. Proper said on 22/Feb/06
I am aware of that, however, that height must be written by people he works with and they probably know how tall he is.
Well, of course, this is not a proof, only a remark...
Stiffelio said on 22/Feb/06
Mr. Proper: that's Jack Bauer, a fiction character, not Kiefer Sutherland.
Mr. Proper said on 21/Feb/06
In the episode 5x09 of 24 Jack (Kiefer's character) escapes from custody, so they send his description to everybody. According to this (the bulletin Chloe gets) he is 5'10 (his weight is 165).
Mr. R said on 17/Feb/06
Irrelvant, that is a GREAT pic. As I have said, I see Keifer around Hollywood, and he is 5-8 at best! He is always using some type of height enhancement in most of his scenes. By the way, Dennis Haysbert is just over 6-4.
dmeyer said on 16/Feb/06
hey rob wath convinced ypu that keifer isnt over 5'9
irrelvant said on 15/Feb/06
On this photo Kiefer is definately standing on a box.
MHouillon said on 3/Feb/06
No, no. Kiefer isn't that tall (5'11"-range).
175cm is pretty accurate. In 24 he surely wears lifts to appear as a 178-179.
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/06
there is a scene in a movie with lapaglia and keifer is wearing sleepers were you can see the feet so no lifts and he looks very close to his height so keifer is 5'10 5'11 range
dmeyer said on 26/Jan/06
hey rob i am watching 24 and comparing him to lou diamond philips who is 6'0.5" or he sometimes apear 5'11 but i think 5'10 is more accutate i even have watch movies that keifer did and he never apear less than 5'10 so wath make you so sure he is only near 5'9 i think he is aleast 5'10
viktoria said on 26/Jan/06
i always guessed he was not that tall - that is to say 5'8". for folks claiming he's any shorter, like 5'5", i don't know. 5'5" is pretty freaking tiny! michael j. fox is 5'5", 5'6" therabouts. so if kiefer's that short, color me shocked. although come to think of it, he wasn't exactly towering over michael in the film "Bright Lights, Big City" i guess i'll just have to wait to see him on leno...that's the best determining factor for celeb heights to me. i was on jay leno myself and got to stand next to him. i am 5'9" without any help from heels, and leno was maybe an inch taller than me. from that day forward, whenever i see celebs on leno, i am checking out how they are next to him.
[Editor Rob: nah, 5ft 6 would be insane for Kiefer...]
yip said on 17/Jan/06
I found the actor who plays Tony on 24 listed at 5'8". Kiefer looks exactly his height throughout season 4 of the series. Peace!
Xavier Beaumont said on 4/Jan/06
Speaking of the devil, Kiefer owns a recording studio in California with singer/songwriter Jude Cole from UK band The Records. Did you know Kiefer and Jude are responsible for Lifehouse? http://www.ironworksmusic.com/ http://www.judecole.com http://www.therecords.org http://www.johnwicksandtherecords.com
stAs said on 3/Jan/06
I can't understand how can Kiefer be smaller 17cm!!! than his father????
[Editor Rob: he has a twin sister, maybe that had effect??? His half-brother who was the tallest guy in Timeline got the tall gene!]
domenico said on 26/Oct/05
kiefer seems 1m75 near donald sutherland that he seems 1m96
Mate said on 26/Sep/05
Yeah I reckon thats a fair call Mr. R, his height seems to vary too much depending on the day! I too wondered about the emmys. I think Rob must be right about that photo with Bateman - he was obviously wearing his "special" shoes that day!
Mr. R said on 19/Sep/05
Mate, I think this proves my point. Jason has always registered near 6 feet, but Kiefer is the one whose height seems to shift. Having met him and pegged him at about 5-8, I say he uses "help" in his shoes sometimes, and other times he comes "Au Natural"!
Mr. R said on 19/Sep/05
Puzzled, I watched the Emmys and thought the same thing. Having met both of them, I do believe that Kyra is near 5-5 and Kiefer is not above 5-8, but he did look more than an inch taller than her on the show. My guess, he has some "help" in his shoes!
Huff said on 7/Sep/05
The picture from 'Truth or Consequences' doesn't really say much, they might intentionally have put those measurements there and even if they didn't kiefer Sutherland most likely had his elevator shoes (if he has those, which is most likely).
Though a interesting thing about 'Truth or Consequences' that can be useful to determine his height is when he wears the white sweather tucked in his jeans, the size of his body above the waist is very short. I find it impossible to believe that even a 5'9" would look that way. Though everyone is different, but Sutherland doesn't look abnormal or misshaped in any way. He looks exactly like a person below 5'7". Generally (normally) men have much smaller/shorter body than women above the waist. But Kiefers body is just to short even for a 5'9" man. I am sure of that.
Mr. R said on 30/Aug/05
I stand by my 5-8 eyewitness sighting. Kiefer ALWAYS wears huge boots with thick soles. Last year I saw him in a bar, and he was barely 5-8 WITH HIS THICK BOOTS!
Mr. R said on 25/Aug/05
Who is he kidding? If his dad is 6-4, then he is almost 8 inches shorter. I saw him last year, and he is about 5-8, with his thick boots on!
Gillis said on 25/Aug/05
I met Kiefer in a bar/club for gentlemen about ten years ago, we spent some time together and when we went up to his hotel room he got his shoes of and he looked equal my height (I’m 5’6”). I had a look at his shoes when he freshened up and they were similar to elevator shoes I had used earlier in my life (felt silly after a while). But I don’t know if they were elevator shoes, they might have been normal shoes with a little extra sole. I didn’t see any insoles though. Elevator shoes that still looks normal can boost you 10 cm, so that would be right as he is listed as 5’10” most often. As for my height judgment ability, it’s not excellent, but not too bad.
math wiz said on 24/Aug/05
In 1998, on the Rosie O'Donnell show, she was commenting on how much he ressembles is father. Kiefer said:"Genetics play a funny part in one's life. I'm about 5 inches shorter. he's a big guy; he's like 6'4. My mother's 5'2 so I got that part of her and it seems like I got the rest of him.
fluffy poodle said on 24/Aug/05
If this site lists Julia Roberts as 5'8, then Kiefer Sutherland is at least 5'9. There are lots of pictures back from when they were an item where you can see them together. She's wearing heels and he's still a little taller than her.
CelebHeights Editor said on 22/Aug/05
From the 24 newsgroup I see the following snippet:
"Kiefer's personal quote on the subject from an interview about 10 years ago was in response to a waitress saying "You're a pretty big guy, what - 5'11" 6'?". His response was, "No, I'm 5'10". They measured me the last time I got arrested."
Maybe tongue in cheek, but anyway sounds like he might have been put in front of a height chart. Although whether the officer noted his height with shoes on is up to question...
The same person who mentioned that quote said, "I met him about a year and a half ago at an MTR event in Los Angeles. I'm 5'7" and was wearing two inch heels and he was taller than me"
mcfan said on 17/Aug/05
My memory might be wrong here, but wasn't Kiefer Sutherland taller than or equal to Jason Patric in "THe Lost Boys?" It's been years since I've seen it and I could be wrong.
Mr. R said on 15/Aug/05
Lmeister, I have been saying 5-8 for Kiefer since I met him in a bar 2 years ago - and that was with his big biker boots!
McFan said on 11/Jul/05
He was at least an inch or two taller than Cruise in "A Few Good Men."
5ft 8!! said on 1/Jul/05
Yeah, I have to agree with 5ft 8, I don't think he's any taller at all. My dad is 5ft 8 and he's exactly the same size and build as Kiefer in 24. For years my dad thought he was 5ft 9 though, and I must admit so did I lol!
Mr. R said on 29/Jun/05
I actually live near Kiefer, and I see him here and there in Hollywood. At the tallest point of the day, he is 5-8 at best. This is also with his big black biker boots. Next time I see him, I will ask for a pic.
hmmz said on 29/Jun/05
Check out the first series of 24 and look ant Kiefer's shoes; they look slightly dodgy. Not only that, but why do so many people say he's 5'11"? Even in 24 they said he was, the bit that displayed this was the scenes involving the photographer, where Palmers sercurity were on-the-look-out for Jack with apparently being 5'11" tall - which kinda funny. Thing is though, they did try and make him look 5'11" as there were some scenes where Kiefer looked pretty tall. In the later series, Kiefer looks A LOT shorter, so I guess they did away with the 'trying to be 5ft11' trick.
Whoever said on 17/Jun/05
Saw him, OJ and Lou Ferrigno all on the same day at some rich school's baseball tourney in Brentwood. Keifer is same height as Christian Slater, which is to say 5'5". OJ is 6'1" and Lou Ferrigno is a monster, 6'4" and close to 300# easy. He looked like he was gonna turn green and rip out of his clothes right there.
mary said on 12/Jun/05
tke a gd look at carlos bernard and him toguether ull see they are just the exat same height and carlos is ranked as 5/8 i think kiefer is too and i also think that kim raver DOES wear high heels
said on 12/Jun/05
Definitely 5"9.link 1link2
How tall is Kim Raver?
MHouillon said on 12/Jun/05
Three Digits: 177
Anonymous said on 11/Jun/05
he's got to be atleast 5"9. on 24 when he's next to kim raver (audrey raines) who is 5"9 (i think, add her to your database rob!), he's the same height as her but i dont know if she wears heels or not, so its difficult to tell if he's 5"9 or taller..
Bill said on 4/Jun/05
The Sutherlands(and I'm talking about the whole scottish clan) fall into 2 basic types, 5-8(ish) and medium build and 6-4(ish) and skinny, so Kiefer is perfectly normal, many of those with the surname Sutherland especialy those who live in Scotland are still like this both types together.
J. said on 15/Mar/05
He has such a tall father ... so i'm suprised he turned out so short. His mom is listed as 5'2" so I guess he took after her in size.
Lmeister said on 1/Mar/05
I wouldn't have believed it, but the truth is that Kiefer is around 5 ft 8 in just take a look at some pics of him and 5 ft 9 in Woody Harrelson...btw Woodys height can be checked from his drivers license http://www.mugshots.net/woody_harrelson/woody_harrelson.jpg and usually guys tend to round up a bit ; ) So it could be possible that even Woody is only 5 ft 8 in...