How tall is Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland's Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

British-born Canadian Actor best known for playing Jack Bauer on TV series 24. In film he is well known for appearing in The Lost Boys, Young Guns and Flatliners. He is quoted as saying he is '5ft 10', as in the 'cops' told him this when he was arrested and stood beside a chart. However, in a 1990 edition of Chronicle he mentioned his height: "I stand maybe 5 foot 9." On another occasion he mentioned how "People probably think I'm taller than I am". In this photo, Kiefer had about 1/3rd inch more heel than me.

How tall is Kiefer Sutherland
5ft 8 Rob and Kiefer @ WCC
[Height Comparison Video]
Given the fact that my dad is 6ft 4in and all my brothers are 6ft 4in-plus, I wish I was taller.
-- The Guardian, 2017
Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world...
I went and worked for [CEO and promoter] Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ's sake. But, at least he was cool and tall. I didn't have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5ft 4ins.
-- Freddie Prinze Jr on Kiefer

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Average Guess (75 Votes)
5ft 8.3in (173.5cm)
Slim 6'1" said on 24/Oct/20
173cm range
okbymeman said on 23/Oct/20
174 is spot on, I wouldn't go under that even considering the footwear advantage.
Jkiller said on 22/Oct/20
He looked right below 5'9 in 24. He looks 5'8.5 here so the listing is spot on I'd say. I don't see him any lower than 5'8.5 though
Duhon said on 20/Oct/20
Based on the photo with Rob here I'm not sure why people are still guessing him as less than 5'8"? Rob acknowledged his slight shoe advantage but 5'8" flat would be the lowest, as Rob is a strong 5'8" himself.
Eric W Tam said on 20/Oct/20
I thought Kiefer was a tall guy like pushing 6'3, especially after seeing him replace David Hayter as Big Boss. Surprised to see he was only 5'8-9, and even more surprise dto see that he actually could have been a giant had he not been unlucky with genetics.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Oct/20
Must be weird having a father who was close to 6 ft 4, a 6 ft 5 brother and being 5 ft 8 range! Talk about being hard done by! It's bad enough Scott being 5 ft 10 range with Clint as a dad.
Josh Jeffords said on 16/Oct/20
From what I see here and dozens of movies and tv hes been in, he is more 5 7.5 than anything over 5 8.
Especially once he got older and gained weight looks pretty stumpy and small to rotund.
I am five foot seven and one half measured by a fitness pro, in boots I can look over 5 9.
6'3 Julian said on 13/Oct/20
Given that you said he had footwear advantage, I feel you two are of very similar height, so personally I can’t quite see 5’8.5
Editor Rob
yeah, I have near 1in nikes and this is a closer up shot
Of Sutherland's heel.

Here is a clarks Chelsea heel in comparison, which is an inch and has paper thin insole.
At least 1/3rd inch extra footwear.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 12/Oct/20
Rob is covering up 1/2" or 1cm on Kiefer.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 12/Oct/20
@Trying
No, he doesn't look 175.
Trying To Be Honest said on 11/Oct/20
He looks 175cm here, so yeah he was easily 5ft9 in his prime, let's not be ridiculous.
Tunman said on 11/Oct/20
Rob,if you remember I asked you a long time ago about his head and you told me it's like 9.5-9.75.It seems definitely the case,actually not that much different from you,perhaps 24,5cm or 9.6-9.7?Still quite uncommon
Editor Rob
I'd say it was almost 9.5 inches from comparing to mine...with short hair that's how he'd look, about the same, almost same length of head, not more.
Black Hat said on 11/Oct/20
Looks my height.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 11/Oct/20
That sounds far better, Rob. πŸ˜‹πŸ‘

Now it's time to vote for Kiefer again, so he's getting 5ft8.5 - of course!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 10/Oct/20
@ Rob - It must have been worrying having Jenny's carefully hand-crafted paper items sprayed with water! 😣

That's one pretty parrot, I must say, in blue and yellow. My German Aunt Olga kept a parrot and a ginger cat. The cat never went after the parrot: 🐈🐦 they were friends! πŸ˜„πŸ‘
Editor Rob
In a way it helped the guys running that con, because they moved to Telford after that, which is an indoor venue and much more dry :)
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 10/Oct/20
@Rob is it possible Kiefer is your height barefoot?
Editor Rob
today, yes there is a decent chance, maybe also a chance of 1/4 inch wear & tear to joints.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 9/Oct/20
@ Rob - Was this, per chance, the same miserable convention as the one in which you met Shauna MacDonald? I remember a similarly gruesome report on her page! πŸ˜‰
Editor Rob
no, that was positively memorable compared to this one in which the dealer stalls were in a big marquee, but there was rain/condensation which meant when the wind got up and roof of marquee fluttered, fine spray would come down.

Since our stall sells handcrafted paper items, it wasn't the best environment :)

Although the highlight was A parrot buying a card from Jenny.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 8/Oct/20
@ bobbyh3342 - I'd say Rob is a tiny bit shorter - by around a quarter inch, because it's my belief that Rob is OVER 5ft8, even at night time, except after a particularly knackering day.

Kiefer gets 5ft8.5.
Editor Rob
Ths was definitely the worst convention I attended in terms of event layout and weather...never had to stand in a storm waiting for photo ops before πŸ˜„
bobbyh3342 said on 7/Oct/20
id say he looks around robs height
Willes190 said on 4/Oct/20
He’s obviously taller than 172cm...
Andrea said on 4/Oct/20
Rob, it's funny how you suggest that he basically looks as tall as you, WITH more footwear and better posture, yet you just say that "5ft 8-8.25 today isn't exactly ruled out"... Either you're being very conservative or he looked taller in person that the pic suggests! Based on the pic, in fact, 172 is far away from being a bad guess.
Editor Rob
Of course cameras can add/remove some fractions too.

a 172-3cm guess isn't "wrong" based on that photo, though I would be surprised if he measured that low.
But near 175 is pretty much impossible from what I've seen up close.
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 4/Oct/20
Baffles my mind that some people are guessing him as 175cm next to Rob. To be fair, the 172 guesses are just as bad.
Editor Rob
thicker hair is always an advantage in enhancing height.

If Kiefer had a shorter hairdo, he would have looked quite similar.
Slim 6'1" said on 2/Oct/20
Weak 5’9”
Peter 180cm said on 1/Oct/20
He looks 175-176cm here with Rob.I'd say near 175cm isn't impossible,174 is the lowest one can argue.
Andrea said on 1/Oct/20
Rob, you say that you felt eye to eye and that he looked anywhere in 5'8-5'8.5 range, which looks believable in the photo... BUT that's without taking his footwear into account. Did he actually look 5'8.5-5'9 from your point of view?
Editor Rob
I think 5ft 8-8.25 today isn't exactly ruled out, the 1/4 inch wear & tear is a fair possibility.
174cm today might be a more earlier in day measurement.
Animus said on 28/Sep/20
Not sure about his peak height but based on this picture with Rob, I'd basically guarantee that he doesn't measure 5'8Β½ today.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 25/Sep/20
5'8 barefoot at best i could trust.
Almost 180cm guy said on 25/Sep/20
I'm glad you met Kiefer, Rob. I think 5ft 8.5 is good for his peak height. But Kiefer is another person who could have make Forest Whitaker really could looked like 6ft 2.25. Here are some photos of them together from 2007: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
Forest might have looked about six inches taller than Kiefer. Rob, maybe it's time to peak height for Forest?
Editor Rob
I'm not sure Kiefer made Forest over 6ft 2.
Nik Ashton said on 24/Sep/20
@ maradon - It’s very funny to see the word knobhead in your comment! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Kiefer is rather average though in terms of his height!
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/Sep/20
@ maradon - Knobhead - that's a funny word, isn't it, and reminds me of a particular episode of 'Inspector Morse', in which a highly respected Oxford University director keeps calling people, including his badly put-upon secretary, a knobhead. When they show this episode during the daytime, before the watershed, they only cut it out! How boring is that? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Cheers maradon and good to meet you!
πŸ˜πŸ‘
Dmeyer said on 23/Sep/20
not less than 5 ft 8,25 peak 5 ft 8,5
maradon said on 23/Sep/20
Wow, Freddy Prince Jr complaining about Kiefer Sutherland being unprofessional when he's shouted at fans before. What a knobhead.

Plus, how can you call someone 'unprofessional' when it seems that the casting team wanted him to simply just take his shoes off. Just give "short" lads a break.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/20
Rob, I reckon he could be dead even with you if you factored out the extra shoe
Editor Rob
it's possible he measures around the same. In Designated survivor he could seem 173-4 range.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Sep/20
I don't think that the popular vote of 5ft8.28 is at all fair on Kiefer. He's 5ft8.5, just as Rob maintains up top.

When I've watched him in films, he looks like a normal-heighted bloke with a good physique. I rate his films 'The Vanishing', 'Flatliners' and 'Mirrors' particularly highly, and never did it once occur to me, "Ooh - this guy is below average!"

He is a fine male height and a replica of his heart-throb Dad, Donald. He starred in 'The Vanishing' and Sandra Bullock was his girlfriend. She was wearing flat trainers, and yes you could see a height difference in Kiefer's favour.

The superbly talented Kiefer gets 5ft8.5. πŸ˜„πŸ‘
Rising174cm said on 22/Sep/20
Yeah, Kiefer's hair is why I don't think the height difference is any greater than the footwear difference. So 5'8" today and probably 5'8.25" peak.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Sep/20
@ Christian - Yes, testosterone does indeed contribute to height in men and women. It is present in both male and female bodies after puberty and is responsible for the secondary sexual characteristics - the growing of hair on certain parts of the body which we did not have as children.

Low testosterone levels in women can contribute to bad memory, poor bone density and even heart disease. Too right, therefore, to say that the male sex hormone plays a huge part in maintaining both male - and female - heights. Imbalance of the sex hormone testosterone can cause unwanted facial hair in women. If a man wishes to become a woman and takes large quantities of oestrogen, one of the first things he/she will observe is the thinning of his beard and body hair.

So yes, Christian, you are indeed spot on with this theory. πŸ˜πŸ‘

Cheers and have a nice day!
Sandy XX πŸ‘Œ
Jtm said on 22/Sep/20
Rising174cm said on 19/Sep/20
Woah, it honestly doesn't look to me like Kiefer would be any taller than Rob sans hair and cowboy boots. At best, I don't see him any taller than Renner, so 5'8"-5'8.25" is my guess, which is bad news for Robert Downey Jr. if Kiefer hasn't lost much height because Kiefer was definitely taller in that film they did in the late 80s with Winona Ryder.

there is so much evidence that downey isn't over 5'7 anyway.
Nik Ashton said on 22/Sep/20
@ Rob - Is 5’7.75” possible?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't guess that low
Nik Ashton said on 22/Sep/20
It would be very interesting to compare him with Nik Ashton!
Peter175 said on 22/Sep/20
He looks taller than you Rob but given the footwear advantage you said he has, I don't think it would be a full half inch
Editor Rob
Kiefer has a decent hair advantage too, probably a bit thicker than many would realise: side shot.
6james94 said on 21/Sep/20
Well he definitely ain’t five four or a full five nine. If you guys have a similar forehead sizes you guys would be the exact same height.
Hypado said on 21/Sep/20
Finally Jack Bauer here. I trust in Rob's hunch.
Tall Sam said on 20/Sep/20
Looks like Keifer is pretty much Rob's height twin.
6'3 Julian said on 20/Sep/20
The 5’4 was probably an roast, or at least that’s how I read it. Comedic exaggeration.
Nik Ashton said on 20/Sep/20
@ Rob - Who has the better posture?
Editor Rob
when talking to kiefer it felt eye to eye, so the photo might be decent representation of how he looked in person which is anywhere in 5ft 8 to 8.5 zone.
Andrea said on 20/Sep/20
Great pic, Rob! I agree with Rising that without his footwear (are you sure it only adds 3.5 cms?), hair and also posture advantage, it's hard to believe he'd be any taller than you. Are you giving him the benefit of doubt that he might have lost a fraction or do you really believe he could still measure near 174?
Editor Rob
5ft 8.5 really is the highest figure I'd think he could measure, but by age 52 losing a fraction is 50/50...considering he did a fair amount of action with his 24 role for nearly a decade.

This photo would have been better if we didn't have to queue outside in a storm that day. My jeans are a bit wet πŸ˜„
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 20/Sep/20
@Sandy
That's interesting, does it have to do with osteoporosis due to lack of testosterone that causes women to tend to lose height quicker?
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Sep/20
@ The Bat πŸ¦‡ - That's a crazy estimate for Kiefer. Freddie's wife, Sarah Michelle Geller, is 5ft2 at her lowest point of the day, so surely he can see full well that Kiefer is half a foot taller than her?

....sounds rather spiteful to me!

Cheers Bat! πŸ¦‡πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
Nik Ashton said on 20/Sep/20
I’m not convinced that Rob’s posture is great!
TheBat said on 19/Sep/20
I have no idea how Freddie Prinze Jr. guessed Kiefer at 5’4” when he looked nearly 4 inches taller than Kiefer.
Rising174cm said on 19/Sep/20
Woah, it honestly doesn't look to me like Kiefer would be any taller than Rob sans hair and cowboy boots. At best, I don't see him any taller than Renner, so 5'8"-5'8.25" is my guess, which is bad news for Robert Downey Jr. if Kiefer hasn't lost much height because Kiefer was definitely taller in that film they did in the late 80s with Winona Ryder.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 19/Sep/20
Oh choice, Rob! You've been pictured with the great Kiefer Sutherland - you lucky thing you!

I don't think it's a foregone conclusion that Kiefer has lost height in his 50s; perhaps a tiny bit, but height loss doesn't effect guys as badly as women.

From the photo, I conclude that Kiefer's 5ft8.5. πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘
Danimal 176.7cm said on 18/Sep/20
In all fairness to Kiefer, he is in his early 50's and it's possible that he has lost 0.5" since his 20's. So, considering Rob wakes up at 5'9" (or close to it), I'm sure that Kiefer was at least a 5'9" guy 30 years ago.
c-mo 176.2cm said on 18/Sep/20
my sister met him and she said he looked around 175cm and also said that he is similar to our brother heightwise and our brother is 176cm morning 174cm at night

and she said that he seemed like a very nice person and was very friendly
Editor Rob
5ft 8.5 really is the most I would give him - he may well measure anywhere in the 5ft 8 to 8.5. Could he have lost a 1/4 inch by age 52 in this photo - I suppose it's not impossible, 24 was a pretty action-filled series.

He must have pissed off Freddy on set to have him take an exaggerated 5ft 4 shot at him...
FiveEightJake said on 18/Sep/20
Hard to tell you apart tbh. He barely looks taller and how much thicker is his shoe? Might be same height as you rob, 5’8.25 range
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 18/Sep/20
That half inch more footwear than Rob. Hmmm... 5'8 1/2 is not happening. Kiefer hair is thicker and higher too, marks a few advantage than Rob. Not surprise if he wasn't over 172cm flat.
Editor Rob

I thought his boots were 3.5cm models.
Leesheff85 said on 18/Sep/20
How tall would angus be rob? 6ft 3 or 6ft 4 more likely
Editor Rob
Somewhere between that range.
Pierre said on 18/Sep/20
Here both are looking very similar Kiefer standing imo a hair straighter than Rob . Kiefer wear cow boy boots then I guess him around 5"7.5'/5"7.75'
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 16/Sep/20
@Rob do you have a photo with Keifer?
Editor Rob
I'm replying a couple of days later (Friday) to you...but...

funnily enough I do! I can confirm Kiefer's not 5ft 4.
Allie said on 25/Aug/20
Don't know why some are shocked that Kiefer's much shorter than his father (in his peak). His mother (according to Google) is 1.58m/5'2. His tall siblings are half siblings and their own mother herself doesn't look as short as 1.58/5'2...

I'd say he does look 174cm/5'8.5.
mark thompson said on 11/Aug/20
freddie sure doesnt hold back punches
Patrick1.76 said on 4/Aug/20
Rob, i really dislike you giving freddie prinz junior a platform with his quote. He is a bully, how can you say a 5foot9 guy is 5foot4 without having bad intentions saying that? You should not have such a quote on your website.
Editor Rob
part of this site is documenting quotes and that sometimes includes those which aren't filled with positivity but are related to another celebrities height, like in this case, Kiefer's.

Now Kiefer is clearly not 5ft 4 - having spoken to him in person I can attest to this fact.

It does show up the person making the absurd claim in a bad light though. However, sometimes there can be obvious exaggarations with quotes, that if you heard it said in person would offer a different perspective than reading the line in your own manner.
Visitor said on 19/Jun/20
And yeah, there's no way he's "5'4". There's simply no way you could shoot around that in an ensemble cast show also with so many additional scenes with large numbers of extras (24, I mean). Rewatching it, it seems more apparent that he's a bit on the shorter side of average. Back in the day, it seemed plausible enough that he's the 5'10 he was listed. Nowadays, 5'8 seems more likely to be accurate.

I don't know if the people who've seen him in person and say 5'4 really mean that, or mean it as a joke or just to underscore their point, but I just can't see that as being possible. Especially the taller you are yourself, it's REALLY hard to say exactly how much shorter someone you see is. I'm 182 cm (early/mid day, to emphasize and counter the other marks possibly not being absolute lows) and I know two guys who are 174 and 176 cm. Both of them to my eyes, close up, seem "short" and I couldn't estimate them with any reasonable accuracy. And neither of them are actually that short in absolute terms. It's simply that even the 5 cm difference seems like it's more... if you're purely guessing. Case in point: a friend, 192 cm tall also once guessed me at "178 cm".
Editor Rob
Freddy threw the 5ft 4 out there as a bit of a dig. I'll put the longer quote at the bottom as he suggested he did some scenes without shoes!
Visitor said on 19/Jun/20
Many scenes in 24 where he's briefing a group of SWAT guys or something similar, and he's very obviously "short" there. On the other hand, most of the main cast or otherwise regulars are closer to his height, a large part of them might even have been picked partly for that reason. Most of the women especially are very short, so that even though they are wearing obvious, regular heels (as opposed to lifts etc.) they still look substantially shorter. Same thing with Carlos Bernard. And in the majority of shots, no shoes are seen, I think the "have the taller guy take his shoes off" thing is used regularly and not only with Freddie Prinze Jr. Makes perfect sense from a photographing point of view, for example it's difficult to frame close-ups if the actors in question are 6" apart in height!

re: "not believable that he gets in fights with bigger dudes and knocks them out"... I disagree completely. Strength is not at all proportional to height in that way, I've never seen any study say that strength linearly correlates with height or ever personally seen anything to make me think that. The fact is, more or less, that men are (relatively) strong to begin with. Movies etc. make this seem like a joke to many people, but you really don't want any man to e.g. punch you full force in the head. Doesn't matter how much taller you are and whether or not he's 5'8 or 5'9. There's enough force there to cause a serious concussion or even something much worse if you're unlucky.
Canson said on 26/May/20
5’4”? No chance he’s that low
BooNow said on 25/May/20
I and MANY people I know have seen him in bars and/or been drinking with him... if my 5’6” friend was in front of him, you couldn’t see him because he REALLY is around 5’4”ish. I’m 5’9 and I’m taller than the people who were towering over him. This is the MAIN thing people who meet him IRL in flat shoes go on and on about... he’s so tiny. Nothing wrong with that. It’s Hollywood, everyone lies about age, height, or weight at some point. Any male actor I know under 5’9” puts 5’9” on their official stats if they think they can get away with it... it’s like the unofficial minimum casting height for guys, otherwise it can potentially limit how many auditions you get. The one thing I know for sure is that every guess they give in the drop down menu is too tall.
movieguy12 said on 18/May/20
Strange comment saying he's 5'4''. Bad blood there I think. Obviously taller 5'9'' isn't unrealistic.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Dec/19
πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Kiefer! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ

I am delighted to find that it's Kiefer Sutherland's 53rd Birthday today! While looking for any worthwhile snippets of information about his height, I came across some other exciting things instead. I mean, we know his height anyway, but I for one had no idea that Kiefer was born in St Mary's Hospital in London, England. (I've had stitches there in my big toe after walking swiftly into an empty bottle and shattering it!)
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Then there's another amazing thing: Kiefer has FIVE 'middle' names, so his full name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland. That's quite a mouthful, containing each and every vowel and it's easier to state which letters AREN'T in his names than the ones which are! The only letters that don't get a look-in are B, J, Q, V, X and Z.

Kiefer followed his Dad into the film world, with films of a way above average quality. 'The Vanishing', 'Flatliners' and 'Mirrors' are all films quite capable of waking a person right up after a long day's slog, as happened to me when I first saw 'The Vanishing'. I was hunting for a copy for years, but that's because I didn't have access to the Internet.

Of course, Kiefer will have been compared unfavourably to his very tall father, who is around 7" taller, but so what? The two still look identical, and I bet that many people took him for a lad who was still sprouting for many years after he'd stopped growing, expecting him to reach nearer to Dad's height than he actually did!

Have a terrific time today Kiefer - you get the usual 5ft8.5. πŸ˜πŸ‘

⭐ It's not the best idea to size up his height when he's in that huge deserted wreck of a building in the movie 'Mirrors'; anyone would look shrimpish in that haunted heap! 🧐🐟


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Editor Rob
The Vanishing was one of his better films I thought. I'd read a few opinions about Kiefer in person with fans, but seeing him in person, he was rather friendly I thought...would I change his 5ft 8.5 listing he had for many years?

I'm not sure about that, I think he could measure it.
Gianb92 said on 19/Dec/19
Very strange his height
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Dec/19
What a revolting ending 'Mirrors' has! I saw it last night and thought the ending really was my idea of hell! Well, maybe not as bad as burning for eternity, but pretty grim nonetheless. 😱

Comparing Kiefer to the girl who plays his sister, Amy Smart, there looks to be about a 2.75-3" gap, yes. I shall give Kiefer 5ft8.5. What a brilliant, edge-of-your-seat performance!
Zeke said on 22/Aug/19
I figured he’d be at least 5’9-5’10”-ish considering his dad’s a bit tall, but I can totally relate when I say he got the short end of stick (no pun intended). And especially compared to his brother’s. Big Boss, everyone! (I kid, Kiefer’s a John).
Johan 185 cm said on 8/Jul/19
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2 inches shorter than Lou Diamond Philips

I see Lou is listed at 5'11" but looks more 5'10.5" to me at least nowadays. Only 57 yrs old but not impossible he lost a little.
Eric W Tam said on 6/Jul/19
Dang, all his brothers are taller than 6'4 and his father is 6'4? The unlucky guy probably got the short genes from someone in the family. (I could so picture his mother being 5'0 to 5'2 max now, lol). Guess he's not so much of a BIG boss after all.
billionaireslayer said on 20/Mar/19
5'8 taller than cruise or Nicholson in his older years
Johnny cash 6'3 said on 20/Feb/19
I think 5'9
Jammes said on 10/Feb/19
Freddie Prinze Jr once said Kief was like 5'5 or 5'6,I guess he was exaggerating
Nicholas Capulli said on 28/Jan/19
looks 5'8.5 to me
Trish Micallef said on 12/Jan/19
I live in Toronto, Kiefer stay's with his Aunt while he's here, I can see her balcony from my balcony, and in High School, my sisters locker was right beside his locker, my sister is 5'5 1/2 and he was shorter than her at age 18, and I almost walked right into him last summer in on Queen street in Toronto, and I'm 5'6 he was shorter than me, and he was wearing shoes with a slight lift, so he's maybe 5'5 at best, and he's also TINY, in frame size, I could kick his ass..lol
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Nov/18
@TJE

He claimed 5'10" when he was arrested though.
TJE said on 7/Nov/18
For someone notorious for his ego, Kiefer's very honest about his height. You'd think he would insist that he's 5'10 or 5'11.
Jackson Six said on 9/Sep/18
Looks in the 5-7 to 5-8 range.
EthanCouch said on 5/Aug/18
Hey Rob, do you think he’s a weak 5’8?
Editor Rob
No, I can't see Kiefer that short, even on Designated Survivor still seemed in 5ft 8 range.
MAD SAM said on 20/Jun/18
Freddy sure did insult his height, he gets 174 cm from me
MrFish said on 31/May/18
Rob, how tall did he look in Designated Survivor?
Editor Rob
Generally I'd say about 173.5-4cm range
Sandy Cowell said on 6/May/18
Here we have a son who is SEVEN inches shorter than Dad! Another incredible finding to say the least! Other than that, they look exactly the same!

Kiefer gets 5ft8.5 from me this Sunday! I get a most unwelcome and rather smelly wash from ginger tomcat Pixie!

😹😝
DT said on 7/Feb/18
"... often called for him to fist fight with other men - men who were often bigger than he was. He looked a little silly. Action heroes need to be six feet tall."

The only thing that's silly is the above quote, PLB. Fighting has almost nothing to do with height, and it's certainly not even close to being deciding factor in who wins.
annymoud said on 15/Jan/18
rob how tall would u say kefier mom and twisn sister is in this pic I say his mom is 5 foot(probably where keifer got his height) his sister is probably 5 foot 6 or 5 foot7 .Click Here:
Editor Rob
His sister isn't that much shorter, maybe near 5ft 7 and Mother probably closer to 5ft to 5ft 1 range.
Seb said on 23/Oct/17
Just saw the Sentinel. Keifer and Michael Douglas looked about the same height. First Keifer looked a shade taller then Michael did. I'd say neither was ever taller than 5'8". But, hey, I never stood next either of them. Enjoyed the movie.
Anonymous said on 7/Oct/17
KH
thing is, generally speaking... america is overweight
KH said on 5/Oct/17
Well just think about it he has admitted in the past to weighing something around 140lbs. Im sorry but that is really light for an adult male that was 5'9. Average height weight in America is rougly 175lbs and 5'9.5. I doublt much more then 5'8.
Marquis said on 1/Sep/17
5'8" on a good day.
Cameron said on 27/Aug/17
I guess his mom must be really short. I've seen a 6'4" dad and a 4'11" mom have a 5'9" son. That's quite common.
RichardSpain said on 29/Jun/17
Incredible Rob!

Son is shorter than his father! just about 16 cm!!!
RisingForce said on 24/Jun/17
Surprisingly, Kiefer does appear about the same height as Michael Douglas in a series of photos promoting Flatliners in 1991.

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It's unfortunate we can't see footwear or full pics, but either man can appear taller depending on the photo, which typically suggests the difference wasn't big. Douglas was a known lift wearer and imo, about 5'9" flat. Kiefer is likely a half inch shorter and to my knowledge, doesn't wear lifts, but has liked cowboy boots. By 2005, both looked the same in normal shoes - 174 cm.
RisingForce said on 24/Jun/17
This is listing is spot on. He's clearly smaller than 5'9", but he measures up better to others than just a flat 5'8". Claiming he's "maybe" 5'9" suggests he was rounding up as well. He was slightly taller than Robert Downey Jr. in the 1988 film "1969." He can pass for his 5'9" claim, though, especially since he's worn cowboy boots, but 5'10" was really pushing it.
Theo said on 24/May/17
Watching Designated Survivor and I am wondering if hey intentionally cast all tall people to make him look small and weak early on and if they will progressively cast shorter people as his "stature" as a character grows. It the only explanation I can think of. Everyone towers over him, even minor characters that could easily be cast with just about anyone. They seem to make little effort to use camera angles o mask this either. If tou watch movies with short stars like Tom Cruise, there always shorter people around him, even if he is just walking through a crowd. Must be intentional. Great show BTW!
Bee123 said on 7/May/17
Freddie's got a right to be annoyed but I think 5'4 is a bit low lol
Editor Rob: it's a low blow, like someone calling Tom Cruise 5ft 5. Completely ludicrous, but then, the more often some people say a height or are associated with a height, the greater it sticks in people's minds.
Jerry said on 7/Mar/17
I am totally surprised that Kiefer and I am the same height. His comment that most people think he is taller is totally accurate, at least for me. I wonder if it is because his father is tall that I assumed Keifer is too. MAY I JUST SAY I FIND THIS WEBSITE TO BE TOTALLY FASCINATING!
Christian said on 28/Dec/16
Hey Rob!
DidnΒ΄t you have a link years ago to a video where Kiefer said he is five eight? I swear I have seen a video where he is saying that.
Editor Rob: Christian, I can't remember if this exists or not!
James said on 27/Dec/16
Guy got dealt the same bagooglety hand as me. Dad's 6'3" and I'm barely 5'9". Got badass blue eyes tho...
Nik said on 27/Nov/16
I have always been more or less the same height as my Dad (171 cm) throughout my adult life. I was the same height as my Dad when I was in my late 20's even though at this time my Dad was in his 60's. Also my Dad was a flat 5'8" or maybe slightly more when he was at his peak.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Nov/16
What's with this "usually" James? I don't know many guys who are the same height as their father in fact. Some end up much taller.
james said on 25/Nov/16
Usually the Son is his father's height or an inch taller ..Donald was 6'2 at his peak
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Nov/16
I wonder if his Mum is small as Kiefer doesn't get his height from his Dad! He does get his looks from Donald though, there's no denying that! He's also in some fantastic films. I thought 'Mirrors' was excellent and so were 'Flatliners' and 'the Vanishing.'
Dennis said on 20/Nov/16
Watch him in Designated Survivor, he looks much smaller than 5'9".
172.4cm guy said on 16/Nov/16
@Mario, Robert Carlyle is a low 170cm actually.
Mario said on 25/Oct/16
say that Kiefer is high 1.74, but I see in this photo with Robert Carlyle who say high 1.73 ..... how is it possible? which is the true height?
Shredder said on 8/Oct/16
I actually think he is closer to 5'9 flat
Shredder said on 3/Oct/16
Rob , why does Norman reedus look shorter than him?
Editor Rob: not seen them in that film they did, but in photos reedus can pull off looking taller.
Janey said on 25/Sep/16
His co-star, NatashaMcElhorne, is 5'8" and she is 2" taller than him.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 5/Aug/16
5'8" and change guy.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Aug/16
Odd but in Young Guns I thought Kiefer looked a bit taller than Charlie Sheen!! Might have been ground level though.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Jul/16
Rob, worth adding a photo?
Editor Rob: hopefully within a year the majority will have some sort of photo, even just to put name to face!
Michaeljrocks said on 1/Jun/16
Has anyone seen Zoolander2? There is a very interesting long shot of Keifer in boots standing face to face with a barefoot Owen Wilson. Barefoot Wilson apears to have nearly 3inches over a booted Sutherland.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/16
No, Donald cleared 6ft3 at peak. Watch MASH. At least 1in over Gould (6ft2-2Β½) and Alda (6ft2). Could even pull off 6ft4 occasionally. Kiefer's mother is about 5ft tall. So I think that might explain why he's not taller. Aswell, his so-called "taller brothers" are only his half-brothers. Donald's second wife looks 5ft8ish...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Apr/16
174/175cm range I believe
datguy said on 18/Jan/16
Hey rob do think it was possible that he could've been 5'9 in his prime since he has a very bad smoking habit.
Editor Rob: he could look 5ft 9 at times, but I think he was somewhere in that 174 range. I suppose you could say smoking and playing physical roles for 10 years through your 40's could have a little effect like a fraction loss.
Andrea said on 12/Jan/16
Rob, do you think Kiefer is height aware? He doesn't seem at all to me... He also seems very honest about his height (well, at least when he said to be around 5'9)!
I've seen a couple interviews with him and he seems a very nice guy! Don't know what happened with Freddie...
Editor Rob: I think it might play on his mind with his Father and brother being tall.
Andrea said on 22/Nov/15
Well, in that pic he must be losing 5 inches? He doesn't look much over 5'9! Can you find pictures of Donald looking more than 5 inches taller than Kiefer or he was already not over 6'1-6'1.5 when Kiefer was born?
Editor Rob: I haven't looked deeply, the last thing I rewatched with Sutherland was the 1978 Invasion and seeing him with Goldblum and Nimoy, you could argue he wasn't over 6ft 3.
Andrea said on 20/Nov/15
For those who say that his father is much taller than him: Click Here
They really don't look much different :)
Rob, do you think Donald might be 5'9 today?
But seriously there many pictures where he can look 3-4 inches taller, maybe closer to 5 in some but certainly not a huge difference as some said...
Editor Rob: he can look 6ft range today although still drops a few inches to be nearer Kiefer. Donald's posture over the years might have effected his overall loss.
Andrea said on 22/Oct/15
Just started watching 24 (well, not really "just" since i'm already at season 3) and 5'8.5 seems a fair listing! He can look anywhere between 5'8 and 5'9... Wouldn't be surprised if he was just a solid 5'8, like Rob, though! Not a chance he's as low as 5'6 or 5'7, like some people tried to say or as big as 5'10-5'11... Funny how that guy Freddie Prinze called him 5'4, he must have been very angry to him!
Rob, have you watched all the seasons? Did you enjoy the show? I like it, even if it seems a bit repetitive at times and Jack becomes more and more "immortal" through the series xD
[Editor Rob: yes, Freddy maybe was going for the over dramatic.

There's only so many types of stories you can do within the 24 world, but I thought it was enjoyable. Like anything, I turn my brain down a few notches watching shows. That way I still can get surprised at plot twists...]
Ana said on 3/Oct/15
I saw him a few days ago and he cannot have 175 cm. I am 168 cm and if he is at all taller than me, than maybe 1 cm.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 9/Aug/15
Wow, this is a surprise! I remember this guy being listed as 5'11" for a long while. Yeah 5 ft 9 max sounds about right.
184.3cm (Night) said on 6/Aug/15
He always gave a short impression to me. Doesnt help either that Freddy Prince Jr ( 6 foot) claims that he had to remove his shoes when working with him. He also said that he was like 5ft 4 in.

In Young Guns he is shorter than 5'9 Charlie Sheen i think he is 5'8 max. Rob Would be very similar.
PLB is mental said on 3/Aug/15
PLB wow you need to see a shrink, who cares rob has his height perfect on here. KS is an average height guy with shoes on. Period.
Yahoo said on 17/Mar/15
He looks like 5'7". Is that because he seems to have a big head.
Nick Schneider said on 16/Feb/15
175 CM
5'9 range
Vibram said on 7/Feb/15
He looked a weak 5ft9 recently on Top Gear next to 6ft4 Jeremy Clarkson.
Triplescrew said on 14/Jan/15
To make the opening sentence just a bit more ironic Rob you should say "British born Canadian Actor best known for playing American hero Jack Bauer on TVseries 24."
Mike said on 7/Dec/14
5ft 8.5-9 is probably his range.
Dmeyer said on 6/Dec/14
In the first season wearing normal shoes can realy look about 5'9 its possible he lost 0.25in
[Editor Rob: actually I think I wouldn't go under 174 for him, he can at times pull off a more solid 174 range than just 173-4 range.]
Danimal said on 28/Nov/14
Herzeleid says on 13/Mar/13
First of all, understand one thing: NO CELEBRITY is EEEEEEEEVER taller than he claims, most likely they are shorter or exactly the height they claimed

Wrong
Danimal said on 28/Nov/14
maverick says on 27/Aug/14
Everyone on set walks behind him to make him look taller. All the women are tiny and i would say tall actors have to walk in a trench. He always walks on a hill when outside. He is about 5ft and i would say incredibly arrogant and vain.

Your whole paragraph, including putting him at 5'0" is arrogant.

His father WAS 6'4".
Danimal said on 28/Nov/14
B says on 5/Nov/14
He's 5' 8.5" tall or 174 cm.... His father is 6' 4"

His father WAS 6'4".
Dmeyer said on 25/Nov/14
Rob if you had to choose between 5'8.25 proper 173cm Like you or 5'8.75 weak 175cm for kiefer
[Editor Rob: hard to choose because at times he can look anywhere over that 8.25 to 8.75 range...there might be more chance today he is in 8.25-.5 rather than being .5-75 range.]
cazo said on 8/Nov/14
speaking as a 5 feet 11 girl who was wearing small heels and had her picture taken with Kiefer when he was in the play on Broadway I can tell you he does not look much shorter than me in the picture I would say 5ft 9 to 5ft 10
B said on 5/Nov/14
He's 5' 8.5" tall or 174 cm.... His father is 6' 4"
lelman said on 4/Nov/14
He get's described as 5'11" a couple times on 24, but he obviously isn't quite that tall. He also appears to edge out Carlos Bernard.

Rob, do you think it's possible he could be a flat 5'9"? I think he can look shorter than that on 24, but most of the other male actors on it do look 6'0"+ most of the time.

Great actor though, absolutely love 24.
Starrycynic said on 5/Oct/14
Kiefer Sutherland looks great whatever his height and he is a terrific actor.
Working9Till5 said on 19/Sep/14
good Height In General for a male but Pretty bad Luck when you think his Dad is Like 6'3
michel said on 31/Aug/14
174 is right. big boss
maverick said on 27/Aug/14
Everyone on set walks behind him to make him look taller. All the women are tiny and i would say tall actors have to walk in a trench. He always walks on a hill when outside. He is about 5ft and i would say incredibly arrogant and vain.
Beday said on 20/Aug/14
Keifer gets his height from his mother's side of the family. His grandfather, Tommy Douglas, was a big man in a small body. He is credited with starting universal health care in Canada when he was premier (akin to Governor in US) of Saskatchewan in 1960. Amazing man!
bodwaya said on 20/Aug/14
rob u think keith and james got there height from there moms side since both there dads are over 6 feet
SaveUsY2J said on 4/Aug/14
Lol at all these 5'6 and below claims. He's 5'8.5-5'9 range.
Plb idiot said on 31/Jul/14
Plb your comments sound extremely ignorant
jee said on 31/Jul/14
PLB says on 29/Jul/14
"he's too short to play Jack Bauer." "He didn't look for a minute like someone who could knock someone out with one blow."

Boxer Mike Tyson is 5' 10". Broadway choreographer Tommy Tune is 6' 6". Which of these two would you want on your side in a fight?
Serendipity said on 29/Jul/14
Weird. I checked out photos of him with Julia Roberts, and in most of them he appears taller. But there's one that shows both of them from head to toe, and granted she's wearing heels and she's naturally about 5'9" I've heard, but he's MUCH shorter than she is in that photo.

Can we post links here? I'll try:

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Palawandy said on 29/Jul/14
"Just put the guy on an apple box or don't hire me next time. You know I'm 6 feet and he's 5ft 4ins."
Freddie Prinze on Kiefer.
PLB said on 29/Jul/14
For almost any normal profession, your height hardly matters. Does anyone choose their accountant for his height? But for movie or TV action hero you usually want a bigger guy. Small guys just look wrong when they get in a fist fight.

That's the story on Kiefer Sutherland - he's too short to play Jack Bauer.

In 24 he was always punching out someone. He was his own credibility gap. He didn't for a minute look like someone who could knock out the opposition with one blow.

They had another agent played by a full size black man - Roger R. Cross. In a couple episodes he single handedly beat up two or three bad guys. He looked plausible. I can accept that a large muscular man who is a trained agent could duke it out with several guys and prevail. But not Keifer Sutherland. Too small.

His father seldom got to play heroes and engage in fistfights, but he was big enough to be believable on those occasions when he was cast in an action part. Kiefer is just too small.

He seems to be about 5'6".
Mastro said on 29/Jul/14
He looks tall in A Few Good Men- but that movie was a masterclass for short actors.
me said on 28/Jul/14
Any credence to Freddie Prinze Jr. claiming he's 5'4"?
Greg Jr. said on 28/Jul/14
My friend met Sutherland a few years and he's 5'6" and they both were about the same height.
lelman said on 7/Jul/14
@Herzleid

Wrong. Some actors simply don't give a damn, some people get measured wrong and stick with it.
bee boo said on 27/May/14
Jon is RIGHT. Kiefer is 1 of thee shortest people I've ever met, next to the rapper T.I. T.I. is about 5'3-5'4. Sutherland is about 5'5-5'6. He was even wearing cowboy boots when I ran into him. I looked like a giant in front of him. I'm like 5'9-5'10. BTW he is beyond arrogant but what was I going to expect ? A nice guy named David who's the leader of the bad vampires to stand 6'0-6'2 ?
Mc51295 said on 21/May/14
Looks pretty close to Kit Harrington's height in Pompeii. I'd say 5'7.5
Kevin said on 20/May/14
"Sam says on 6/May/14
Its funny that no one minded that James Cromwell played his dad on 24, since we all knew his father could be a really tall guy who looked next to nothing like him. I only watched about three-quarters of a season of 24. "
His real father, Donald, is quite a tall bloke too (6'3) ! So that doesn't mean anything.
J said on 16/May/14
I meet Sutherland at cedars sinai hospital several years ago. I'm 5'8" and he was about my height wearing thick boots. I say he is about 5'7" or 5'6" for sure. Very nice guy.
Sam said on 6/May/14
Its funny that no one minded that James Cromwell played his dad on 24, since we all knew his father could be a really tall guy who looked next to nothing like him. I only watched about three-quarters of a season of 24.
Arch Stanton said on 4/May/14
I don't see a strong resemblance Sean at all. He has a similar shaped long face type and blue eyes, unusually long for his height I'd say which more belongs on a guy Donald's height, but I was only thinking earlier than he didn't look much like Donald at all, especially in body shape.
Sean said on 3/May/14
[Odd that Keifer is so much shorter than his father Donald, whom he otherwise strongly resembles.]
His mother is short.
seraphine said on 28/Feb/14
i know when i saw him and he was standing close to me, i am 5 feet tall and i think he is only about 5feet7inches
176,2Tunman said on 9/Feb/14
Well,after paying more attention, his head actually looks more 10-10.5 than11in
Still very big in my opinion, looks about the same as Ryan McPartlins head.
[Editor Rob: his head won't be over 10 inches, Carlyle does not have a long head. See This...blues head is similar to mine, of course he's a guy with an inch of hair, but you can see carlyle in comparison has smaller head. I believe it is more in 8.5-8.75 inch range.]
176,2Tunman said on 8/Feb/14
Rob, how tall is his head,10.5-11inches?It looked like 2in taller Carlyle's head.Anyways very big for somebody at this height.
[Editor Rob: it looks an inch longer but carlyle has an uner 9 inch head, kiefer could be near 10 inch for almost 5ft 9 guy which is big.]
ian c. said on 13/Jan/14
Odd that Keifer is so much shorter than his father Donald, whom he otherwise strongly resembles.
Pleb said on 6/Jan/14
Kiefer is probably around 5'7.5-5'8, loves his cowboy boots and appears just a smidgen shorter than Carlos Bernard while in them.
Bakura said on 6/Nov/13
@Herzeleid: Chris Pine says hi.
Jon said on 17/Jul/13
Met Kiefer in Charleston, SC over 10 years ago. Very nice, very drunk and VERY short. I was shocked at how little he was. I'm 6'3 and he couldn't have been more than 5'6.
jetdrums said on 13/May/13
He's 5'9 at best. I met him at a charity event (roping) and in boots he's 5'9" at best. I'm 5'9.5" and I was a tad taller then him.
Hank said on 13/May/13
Say Kiefer on broadway. If he's 5'7'' that's a stretch and soaking
wet he may weigh 150lbs
Jed said on 23/Mar/13
Says he's '5'10 on a good day' and that his dad is 'about 6'4; all his other sons are 6'-plus' in the 'magazine' supplement of the times on 23rd march.
Herzeleid said on 13/Mar/13
First of all, understand one thing: NO CELEBRITY is EEEEEEEEVER taller than he claims, most likely they are shorter or exactly the height they claimed. So, if once he stated he stands at around 5'9", ANYTHING beyond that height is to be excluded. So stop saying he is around 5'10"+
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/12
Rob, why don't you put the Robert Carlyle photo up here?
[Editor Rob: might put a different one up...eventually will get the vast majority of listings with a photo, but might take a few years!]
Shaun said on 24/Aug/12
Yes Starchild, Kiefer in my opinion doesn't look under average height on screen at all and does look 5'10-5'11".
Starchild said on 15/Jun/12
Very strange the illusions film creates. On flatliners kiefer and kevin bacon look 5'11 or more lol. Although in the film he was wearing that tan trenchcoat, boots and had tall hair. He looked 5' 9.5ish on a few good men next to cruise. I've noticed on several appearences on the jonathan ross show he seemed the 5'8.5" you have listed here. i always thought he was taller than me, being a flat 5'10" barefoot myself i'm kinda surprised still.
Chrissy said on 3/Feb/12
Kiefer is about 5'9 to 5'10.
Chrissy said on 3/Feb/12
Beside William Devane, he looks about an inch taller. So if Devane is 5'10 then Kiefer is 5'11. But I'd say that he is a perfect 5'9. Excellent actor.
dmeyer said on 6/Jan/12
he mostly looks 5 ft 8.25-8.75 on 24 , one thing about him on the shoes he mostly wears 1 in boots if you look closely his heels arent even i the 1.2-1.3 range more like 1 in he dosnt look shorter than 174cm bernard the guy is 174cm
Brock said on 21/Dec/11
Umm, why is it that nearly every height profile on this site contains at least one comment about how so and so celeb is actually .25" shorter than reported. There is absolutely NO WAY you can tell that visually, yet there are some folks that will swear they can on here.
dmeyer said on 28/Nov/11
with a cowboy heels 1.5-1.7 in he can pull off 177cm he is no less than 174cm with a chance of 5 ft 8.75
Shaun said on 13/Sep/11
Still, for a guy with a 6'4" father 5'8" range is very short. Even if his mother is 5'2". I've know a lot of guys with very tall fathers and short mothers and they have all been over 6' except for one. Most of them were in the very tall range like the father. Even with a short mother you'd have expected Kiefer to reach 6' at least.
Anon said on 6/Sep/11
Met him last week, he seems short, I figured 5ft 6 maybe 5 7 at the time but looking back at the photos he is a good 4 inches talller than me which would put him at least 5 8 if not more.
Ethan said on 19/Aug/11
Lork, Please stop BS'ing, he's 5'9, have you ever watched 24? No lifts can make you 4 inches taller and not be noticeable, his body looks it. He's 175cm aka 5'9, not less. You're probably some silly loser who is obsessed with Kiefer, get a life.
lork said on 19/Aug/11
Dealt with him on several occasions (as a police officer.. don't ask)... at best, he's 5'5"-5'6". Probably about 145-150 lbs tops. A surprisingly little guy.
bc4387 said on 19/Jul/11
Met him and was eye to eye. I am 5'7" so I would say he is 5'8" at best.
raf said on 28/Jun/11
I am 5'8.75" and I stood shoulder to shoulder with him in NYC. He was slightly shorter than I (a quarter to a half an inch), and had a much smaller frame than I had imagined.
Brazilian Fellow said on 16/Jun/11
Dad's 5'5", mom's 5'3", and I'm just above 5'11". I just happened to inherit the right genes.
cwb said on 8/May/11
I just saw him on Broadway - he is really short - I would say 5ft. 6 in or 7 at most, and very skinny.
Math said on 17/Mar/11
Donald Sutherland is 6' 4" and Shirley Douglas is 5' 2.5", which would then have the children of an average 6' 0", with a deviation of +/- 4 inches. This can range from 5'8" to 6'4". 95% of their children goes within this range. So it's not surprising that Kiefer Sutherland is 5'8.5"
d said on 12/Mar/11
"Humans are supposed to be between 5 and roughly 6'1."

Show some documentation for this or I'm calling bull****.
K4 said on 2/Mar/11
Guy Who Normally Comments with Anonymous says on 2/Feb/11
The average height of a male is 5'9ish. Humans are supposed to be between 5 and roughly 6'1. The reason Kiefer is shorter is because he did not inherit his father's gene. Plus DNA or some genetic mutations may have played a role in Donald's excessive height (more human growth hormone released that just happens randomly). These things aren't a 100% blueprinted out. Just cause one has a tall parent doesn't mean he or she will be tall.

It depends. If a person has one tall parent and the other short, very likely the person will be in between. it can also be nutrition. Kiefer didn't inherit his dad's height is because he has a short mother and it could possibly be that he didn't eat well.
Mr. Kaplan said on 12/Feb/11
Well, Donald's other sons, Rossif and Angus are both well over six feet tall.
Guy Who Normally Comments with Anonymous said on 2/Feb/11
The average height of a male is 5'9ish. Humans are supposed to be between 5 and roughly 6'1. The reason Kiefer is shorter is because he did not inherit his father's gene. Plus DNA or some genetic mutations may have played a role in Donald's excessive height (more human growth hormone released that just happens randomly). These things aren't a 100% blueprinted out. Just cause one has a tall parent doesn't mean he or she will be tall.
Bon_ said on 26/Jan/11
Solid 5'8.
24 fan said on 13/Jan/11
he looks 176-177 with shoes in 24, i think 5'9"(175 cm) is pretty accurate.
Ange said on 12/Dec/10
So interesting about his height. I always thought he looked average height. He didn't seem much shorter than julia roberts in flatliners, though it's been awhile since I've seen the film.
Anonymous said on 10/Dec/10
@ano

Talk about funny genetics, my parents are 5'5" and 5'6" and I am 6' and still growing...
justin said on 16/Jun/09
i am basically done growing now, I stand at 6 ft tall, with shoes.
dmeyer said on 21/May/09
he looks more 172-3 range on 24
Joe said on 16/May/09
5'10 with shoes, 5'9 without. How do you get these precise 5'8.5 estimates i wonder?
RisingForce said on 9/May/09
he was slightly taller than robert downey jr. in a movie(i forget the name).
Adam said on 9/Apr/09
i don't know anything to do with genetics or DNA or stuck like that. But maybe because hes a twin, his twin sister got some of the tall gene? lol
Doug said on 4/Apr/09
Dani lots of the huge 6'4"er guys only produced average height sons, James Brolin's son is struggling with 5'10" too as is Hogan's son. Funny thing is although Kiefer is so much shorter he definately resembles Donald facially more than Rossif does. They definately have similar eyes and a long pointy face shape, you can definately see its his father even though he towers above Kiefer.
dani said on 17/Mar/09
What went wrong with Kiefer? He's only 5"8 meanwhile his dad is 6"4
Comets said on 9/Mar/09
His father is over 6'2, he didn't get his Genes unfortunately
Akshay said on 4/Mar/09
He does really look 5-8..he looked shorter than Stana Katic on the show 24
me said on 2/Feb/09
he was the same height ellen on her show. she's 5'7
Michael said on 2/Feb/09
Kiefer Sutherland trick is similar like me, hehe. i am a 5'10 guy but with straight back posture and chest out oh and a good shoes hill (i wear for a good 2 cm), i look a good 6'!

Kiefer is 5'8, same like Johny depp.
Chris said on 19/Dec/08
When he is wearing formal shoes, his pair with the highest heals, and he straightens his backand puffs his chest out, then he starts getting closer to the high he claims :-)
Josh said on 11/Dec/08
He looked about 2-3 inches taller than robert carlyle on 24 redemption. I say 5ft 9 atleast for sutherland.
MD said on 1/Dec/08
With Christian Slater (5'-8.25" or lower) and Martin Sheen (5'6"). Martin is most likely in lifts:

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He really seems more 5'8", to me, than anything above that, though, he's able to pull off more than that.
Vasquez said on 30/Nov/08
Keiffer is about 5'7". I am 5'9" and interviewed him for a show I did when he was in my city on a movie shoot with his then love interest, Julia Roberts. My recollection is Julia was maybe half an inch taller than him in whatever shoes she was wearing. Kieffer was wearing tennis shoes when I met him. And he weighed MAYBE 150lbs...
glenn said on 28/Nov/08
woody has 5-9 on his license yet i saw him for a week in sandals and have a proof pic of it(not the sandals)and he is pushing 5-11.
Anonymous said on 28/Nov/08
Woody Harrelson looked at least two inches taller than Kiefer in The Cowboy Way. It's the tallest I've ever seen Woody look and the shortest I've ever seen Kiefer look. Either Kiefer is 5'8" or or Woody is pushing 5'11".
DG said on 25/Nov/08
Just walked past him in NYC. 5'8.5"is a good estimate. I'm 5'10" and seemed to have a good inch and a half on him.
Anonymous said on 31/Oct/08
He was once described as 5'11" on 24.
Mr. R said on 12/Aug/08
This is perfect! I see Kiefer around LA and he is between 5-8 and 5-9. Also, that is WITH big motorcycle boots that he loves to wear!
Steve said on 19/Jul/08
I think his morning measure is 176,5 cm and his daily measure a little under 175 cm.
Daniel said on 10/Jul/08
Makes sense what you say, A_D
A_D said on 3/Jul/08
Kiefer Sutherland is 5-8 165 not 5-10 150 he looks shorter and a little stocky to be that tall
Rocky said on 23/Jun/08
Numbers tend to regress towards the mean. If they have a taller father, they may be shorter and vice versa.
G-MANN said on 2/Jun/08
It's funny that he's so much shorter usually than his father, usually men grow to be at least as tall as their father, often taller.
Daniel said on 25/Apr/08
Maybe in his childhood Kiefer didn't get a nutrition as good as his father did, Hahaha. Anyway, 5'8'' -that is his correct height-, although a little short, isn't that bad, at least by Hollywood standards
Paul said on 24/Apr/08
how is this guy soo short? I mean his father is 6'4. jeezz very unlucky i guess
Hugh said on 28/Mar/08
Looks around 5ft10-5ft11 in Phone Booth.
Adam Brennon said on 4/Feb/08
Does anyone else think Kiefer looks a great deal more lean and ripped in season 6 in contrast to carrying a little weight in season 5.
Stiffelio said on 1/Feb/08
dmeyer, I think Kiefer is rightly described as 174. In 24 he looked exactly the same height as Carlos Bernard, who looks that height next to Rob.
dmeyer said on 31/Jan/08
rob is 173 flat possible for kiefer
shamz said on 24/Jan/08
watch the film "A Few Good Men" Kiefer has a lot of sence standing next to tom cruise. He appears to only be an inch maybe two taller than tom. Tom may be wearing lifts in the film but Kiefer is dressed in military gear and is wearing boots.
dmeyer said on 17/Jan/08
rob did you meet siddig he looks tallish in 24 but he is slim ,he is a bit taller than morrison

[Editor Rob: nah, not met him, last time siddig cancelled.]
DD said on 17/Jan/08
Walked by Kiefer down the street in 2005. He's around 5 foot 7.5 or 5 foot 8. Looked eye to eye while I was in sandals.
Caesar said on 1/Jan/08
Anonymous says on 31/Dec/07
On season 6 of 24 he looked the same height as ricky shroeder who is supposed to be a full 5ft 10 who plays mike doyle. Kiefers true height though ive heard is 5ft 8.5 inches.

Schroeder is a weak 5'10 and Sutherland almost always looked over an inch shorter, sometimes close to two. Rob may have Sutherland exactly right, although Kiefer is one of the few celebrities I would be open to a downgrade on.
Anonymous said on 31/Dec/07
On season 6 of 24 he looked the same height as ricky shroeder who is supposed to be a full 5ft 10 who plays mike doyle. Kiefers true height though ive heard is 5ft 8.5 inches.

[Editor Rob: he's shorter than itzin, who is shorter than bill buchanan (james morrison) who himself is shorter than alexander siddig who is 5ft 11.75...]
Mr.Boston2 said on 26/Dec/07
Watching the show, I thought be was a bit under 6', he doesnt look extremely short compared to President Palmer who is a legit 6'5. .
Nicky said on 25/Dec/07
On 24 season 6 he looked the same height as Rob looks beside the President. I think he's 5' 8".
dmeyer said on 17/Dec/07
i agree donald is about 6'3 now
leonari said on 17/Dec/07
ken: Bull****. Donald Sutherland is a tall man. Even today in his 70's. Noting below 6'2.5 wise guy.
glenn said on 17/Dec/07
his dad is a legit 6-3.ok.
ken said on 17/Dec/07
his 174 correct and so his so called 6ft3 dad is only 5ft11.5 in real factor..

[Editor Rob: can you please just use one name, if you wonder why I delete posts its because you have habit of changing it. One name = Rob happy!]
dmeyer said on 9/Dec/07
he can look 5'8 to 5'8.5 alot but whi would they say 5'10 the he might be 5'8.75 to 5'9
Caesar said on 8/Dec/07
Francois says on 7/Dec/07
The guy is maybe 175 cm... Because you have to consider his weight, too. It was given by the Prison officials at 150 pounds, 68 kilos. That's very light. He has a medium build, so he cannot be above 175, considering his weight.

Damit, he is a shrimp !

So I guess about 45% of all men are "shrimps"? Or are you referring to his weight? I am a legitimate 5'10 (barefoot, unlike the Kief) and weigh 155 lbs and I actually look a little stocky. At 5'8.5-5'8.75 (5'10 rounded up in shoes), Sutherland is a good, solid weight, according to the BMI.
Socom said on 8/Dec/07
5'8.75 I think
Francois said on 7/Dec/07
The guy is maybe 175 cm... Because you have to consider his weight, too. It was given by the Prison officials at 150 pounds, 68 kilos. That's very light. He has a medium build, so he cannot be above 175, considering his weight.

Damit, he is a shrimp !
leonari said on 7/Dec/07
5'10 " with shoes on. Thats correct.
jax said on 6/Dec/07
Well, Kiefer was arrested again (DUI), and according to JustJared the police record lists him at 5'10".

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Tessedako said on 24/Nov/07
keith is right.. his dad looks 6ft compare to 5ft8.5in son..
keith said on 23/Nov/07
kiefer is 174 that makes his dad donald 182.. his dad always stand out to looks 3in taller than kiefer..
Bob said on 5/Nov/07
Here's a photo of Kiefer and Michael Douglas...Michael Douglas is slightly taller than Kiefer and this was when they both were much younger. You may want to test this link before posting, I'm not sure this site lets you hot link. Click Here
clint said on 3/Nov/07
He was the same height as michael douglas in the sentiel. So my guees is they are both touch over 5ft 9. Douglas could have been a full 5ft 10 when he was younger though.

[Editor Rob: he did look a little shorter than douglas]
al said on 30/Oct/07
This guy ever looks small or tall. On 24 he can look a strong 5ft 10 or a weak 5ft 8. He is one of my favourites but i think his true height is just over 5ft 8 which he once said he was 174cms which is smack in between 5feet 8 and 9.

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