How tall is Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland's Height

5ft 8.5in (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." That estimate isn't shared by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, who claimed "You know I'm 6 feet and [Kiefer's] Five Four," which contradicts Kiefer's own perception of how people see him: "People probably think I'm taller than I am [5-foot-9]".

How tall is Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer and Robert Carlyle
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Average Guess (20 Votes)
5ft 8.43in (173.8cm)
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!
Didn´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?
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 (6ft2-2½) 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
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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.
PLB said on 8/Jun/15
I saw 'The Lost Boys' on Netflix the other night. So I looked up Kiefer Sutherland here again, But I see that I commented on him and his size years ago. A number of others I see volunteered that I was an idiot.

In the ensuing years I have not revised my opinion much. He still seems too small for the role of Jack Bauer.

Of course I don't really know how tall he really is. For me to know that I would have to be with him when he took off his footwear - which I imagine is substantial.

One of the readers here who rose too smite me rhetorically invoked Mike Tyson. Is that sensible? Tyson was listed as 5'10" and 240 lbs. He was also in his prime covered in bulging muscles. He was a relatively short heavyweight but hardly a midget. Most heavyweights are around 6'3" or 6'4" (Ali, Foreman, etc.) You generally need a bigger frame to pile on enough muscle. Power is more important that mere arm length. Tyson was plenty strong. He lifted people off the canvas with his upper cut. Kiefer Sutherland might have been able to lift a Martini.

This is the problem with little Kiefer. He is not just a short guy he is also a slight guy. He would probably be no more than a welterweight in the ring. But most pro welterweights are absolutely ripped. They have big muscles and low body fat. They need to make weight and they don't want to waste any of that weight on anything but solid muscle.

If you are a small framed man and you wear lifts - you are taller but if anything you appear slighter. I repeat my comments of years ago - Roger Cross the other agent on the show who also was always getting into fist fights looked plausible. Sutherland never did. He looked to me to be a 5'6" guy with big shoes. He just too small like Al Pacino or Alan Ladd for the kind of roles he played. He would have been a plausible insurance adjuster but not an action oriented secret agent.
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

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

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
john said on 23/Dec/11
lork, please stop using the internet you troll. kiefer is 5'9-5'10, the only little guy is you. you didn't deal with him because trust me if you came face to face he would deal with you. jack bauer vs some retard who thinks hes tough. im pretty sure he would break your neck or headbutt you like he did that designer.
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.
24 fan said on 13/Jan/11
he looks 176-177 with shoes in 24, i think 5'9"(175 cm) is pretty accurate.
Anonymous said on 10/Dec/10

Talk about funny genetics, my parents are 5'5" and 5'6" and I am 6' and still growing...
Daniel said on 7/Oct/07
I'd say 5'8'' tops seems the most accurate estimate for him
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glenn said on 30/Sep/07
exactly lmeister.they usually just ask.
Lmeister said on 30/Sep/07
Sorry I forgot to mention that those are the most common ways how they take your measurements.
Lmeister said on 30/Sep/07
the measurements from police reports are either taken from your drivers license, asked or just estamations. the heights in mugshots aren't accurate since you are wearing your shoes.
glenn said on 30/Sep/07
thats not always the case joe.
Stiffelio said on 29/Sep/07
I seriously doubt the police report. To begin with they don't weigh you when they book you. And Sutherland seems too stocky to just weigh 150lbs.
joe said on 29/Sep/07
Yes bob, the cops get you to take your shoes off when measuring.
bob said on 27/Sep/07
No, it would make him around 5'8", unless of course he was wearing flip flops, which I highly doubt since he was leaving a Fox party when he was stopped and he was photographed in shoes that have higher heel that 1/2".
John said on 26/Sep/07
I definitely think this site is underestimating his height. Even if he was wearing shoes when measured, that would make him about 5ft 9 and a half or so.
bob said on 25/Sep/07
Since he was arrested this morning the sheriffs/police dept released a statement that he was 5' 10" and weighed 150 lbs. Do they make them take their shoes off when checking their height?
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
on 24 can look 5'8 5'8.5 5'9 and 5'9.5 his height goes up and down so in season 7 he will be 5'7 and 8 he will be 5'11.25

[Editor Rob: pretty much I give him 174cm, he is close enough to carlos, and does look to have advantage over big edgar stiles who is near enough a 5ft 8 guy anyway. Sometimes after being up for 13 hours and running about maybe he loses more than he should!

maybe season 8 the plot will be kiefer having to stay above 173cm or the terrorists will blow up something.]
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
hey rob kiefer grows again
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
if she had heels and and she is truly 5'7 then he had elevator on because he loks 1.5 in taller so 5'10 since my girlfriend look near 5'10 in heels and she is 5'7.5
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/07
he isnt less than 5'8 can look 5'8.75 in to 5'9.5 in lifts
Mr. R said on 20/Sep/07
Jonathan, this supports what I said a few years ago. Keifer is 5-8 on a very good day!
Jonathan said on 18/Sep/07
Kiefer and the cast of 24 reside near me because of filming of the CTU building, so when I see Kiefer once in a while he is around 2 inches shorter than me and I am 5'10
Tony said on 17/Sep/07
He looked about an inch taller than 5ft 7/8" Ali Larter(in heels) at the Emmys last night: Click Here

He's 5ft 9" and a half at least.
Adam Brennon said on 17/Sep/07
I feel sorry for him, being so much shorter than his father.
marlon said on 7/Sep/07
He says above he was about 5ft 9 or a bit under so 5ft 8.5 could be about right.
Frank said on 1/Sep/07
I met Kiefer today and he looked about 5ft 8
dmeyer said on 31/Aug/07
hey rob do you know how tall is james badge dalle he is listed at 6 ft by that mark keifer can look a full 5'10 in lifts of course

[Editor Rob: he's on the site under d I think.]
Adam Brennon said on 26/Aug/07
He's a big dude in weight terms. He looks strong and heavy set in 24.
dmeyer said on 22/Aug/07
wath funny is that kiefer can look only 3 to 4 in under his father in 90s pics that means 6 ft
dmeyer said on 25/Jul/07
this guy can look as short as 173 cm and as tall as 177 cm in the first season he seemed 5'9ish and now seems 5'8 flat
Bob said on 15/Jul/07
this is a quote from someone who ran into him last night at a bar in NY - "He is very short and very dreamy. He likes to play pool and bonded with Justin over their love of Meatloaf."
Click Here
antron said on 15/Jul/07
That article that Bob cites in May is rounding off to the nearest ten. It lists Donald at 190cm even, and brothers at 180 even. So we can assume that, based on the convention of the article, that Keifer is within 2-5 cm of 170cm, but not under.
Elisabeth said on 11/Jul/07
No freaking way he's 5'8"! I ran into him in the northridge mall one day with my husband and my son right after he was born. Keifer stopped to say congratulations on the newborn, and he was definately shorter than I am (5'9") He was right about even with my husband (5'6.5")
HellBoundPower said on 2/Jul/07
In the first season of 24, they said Jack Bauer was 5'11". I know Kiefer isn't THAT tall, but I still suspect 5'9.5"-5'10" for him. He isn't towered over most of the time, he seems average height to me.

[Editor Rob: the whole being up 24 hours and losing more height don't count for this guy ;) I tested that..almost, I made it to 20...

Cross towered over him, he isn't 1 inch shorter than james morrison, 2 inches taller than edgar stiles etc. Sh*t, he's smaller than president logan!]
T said on 1/Jul/07
How can you recognize who's genetics you have, my mom is 5ft8 my dad is 5ft9, I have two older brothers, one's 23 and 5ft10, and the other 20 and 6ft im 17 and 5ft9,25-9,5. the 20 year old one is medium build and my oldest brother is quite slim, im medium build aswell maybe slightly inbetween, i wonder if i will go after my oldest,middel or inbetween my brothers,or if im allready at my final height:P, they both do have to shave a lot, i only have a moustache after about a week or so and some hairs on my chin and several soft at my sideburns but nothing really heavy.
Mr. R said on 18/Jun/07
I said it before, and I 'ii sat it again: Keifer is 5-8 on a good day. Part ofd the reason that he seems taller is due to the fact that he has ine of the world's largest heads! If you look at his head while he is sitting down, he looks like he is a six-footer. But when he stands up, he looks like a munchkin with a bigassed Head!
kiefer said on 17/Jun/07
He said his true height is 174cms so really he is just touching 5ft 9 inches.
Bombay Rocker said on 13/Jun/07
I think he is 5 feet 8, he looks short, short legs, short arms.
Bob said on 29/May/07
Why would you insinuate that because it appears that he is shorter than what most people think, he would also be less of a man? I don't think anyone here has ever stated that. Many wonderful, bright, smart men and women have been short. I truly do not believe that Randy Newman literally meant that short people got no reason to live. This blog is not about love or flights of fancy... it's about how tall someone is.
Kiefer'sGirl said on 29/May/07
I happen to like shorter being only 5'1, maybe I could actually look Kiefer in the eye! Of course, not for long because I would pass out and fall to the floor as soon as he came within 5 feet of me. Oh well...I don't care how tall he is, I love him anyway!
dmeyer said on 25/May/07
near 180 cm morrison he looks a solid 3 in shorter so max 5'8.25 proper 173 5'8.5 might be too high so either he lost 0.25 in 0.5 cm no more at 40 or maybe morrison is 5'11.5 to 5'11.75 then keifer is 174 175 cm
Dee said on 25/May/07
Does anyone know how tall Debbie Travis is.. I was just curious?
Bob said on 18/May/07
This article lists his height as 1.7 m or 5 ft 6 maybe 5'7"
Click Here
MD said on 17/May/07
Turn off your caps lock.
BRONSON said on 16/May/07
dmeyer said on 16/May/07
after looking at getty images he is noticably taller than julia roberts but he is very mush shorter than withaker so 174 cm no less 175 on a good day he could be the 5'8.75 you had him at
Cpt. Crunch said on 14/May/07
heightologist Caesar sais 5'9" means you look short sometimes and tall other times. I think they call it lifts.
Cæsar said on 30/Apr/07
Kiefer looks about an inch to an inch and a half shorter than 5'9-5'9.5 Ricky Schroder on 24. Kiefer never looks tall in any context suggesting to me he must be below 5'9. 5'9ers like Rob Morrow can look tall at times and short at others. Sutherland is probably 5'8.
JOSH said on 23/Apr/07
kiefer stated his exact height as 5ft 8 and a half i heard somewhere when he was with julia roberts and he doesnt look over or under that height but with his 3inch cowboy style boots on he is then over that height and that is how he can look quite tall sometimes on 24.
anonymous said on 16/Apr/07
Looked at this picture from Forest Whitaker's Walk of Fame Induction today. Standing next to Whitaker (6'2 or 6'2 1/2" here and in pretty much every other reference) and Angela Bassett (a self-reported 5'4" who's wearing at least 3" or 4" heels). I'd say right at 5'10" or a hair under.
Click Here
Anonymous said on 13/Apr/07
It's obvious....Kiefer didn't grow to his potential. His brother Roffis did. I guarantee everyone here that Kiefer has a long wingspan. Probably 5-6 inches taller than his frame. Listen if you have long arms and are shorter by more than 3 inches then you never grew to your potential height, cause you've must have done something wrong in your young teen years.
AA said on 10/Apr/07
James Morrison is 5'11" for sure. No taller or shorter than this. Kiefer looks about 2 inches shorter. I believe Kiefer is 5'9" exactly.
Bob said on 3/Apr/07
Oh no...must we go there again?
Bad Radio said on 3/Apr/07
How is it that he didn't get his dads genetics...I mean Donald sutherland is 6'4!!
dmeyer said on 1/Apr/07
he looks 3 in under 180 morisson is could morrison be 181 182
glenn said on 26/Mar/07
the firehouse.
PJ said on 25/Mar/07
Glenn, near the Equinox on Greenwich? I'd say 5'7.5
glenn said on 24/Mar/07
thats where he lives.
PJ said on 23/Mar/07
Fyi, I am 5'9 and we were both standing on the same level sidewalk. He's at least inch shorter then me.
PJ said on 23/Mar/07
Walked by him yesterday in the West Village, he MIGHT be 5'8. He's certainly not taller then 5'8.
susannah said on 10/Mar/07
in Flatliners i seem to remember that julia roberts was decidely taller than kiefer although the exact height difference i cannot recall
HellBoundPower said on 7/Mar/07
I'd say Kiefer is more like 5'9.5"-5'10". He's at least 5'9" for sure.
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
i agree bill keifer looks as tall as itzin in this new episode the feet werent seen when itzin apeared taller and keifers shoes in that episide are 1.25 in heels with no lifts you can see it when his pants get lifted to go over a wall so 174 for keifer no less 5'8.5 is bang on or him since he can look 5'8 and can look 5'9
dmeyer said on 6/Mar/07
i agree rob in the first season he looked taller he looked 1.25 taller than 174 bernard and not that mush shorter than 5'11.5 xander in the first season apeared 5'9 storng now he struggles with 5'8
Piper said on 6/Mar/07
I think something should be added to the script that his compact size is what enables him to accomplish feats that a taller man could not...he can stay low to the ground, make quick turns do to his low center of gravity, etc...Keifer is probably 5'8" at the most, although he looks more like 5'6" - 5'7"...
Viper said on 5/Mar/07
Too bad all that smoking from age 7 will kill him by age 50.
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 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 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
Exactly hb45.
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 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]
Glenn said on 19/Nov/06
Same here,I was warned he went in the front,but I waited in the back mostly.he left out the front as well,so I got jerked.walked 6 blocks and nearly got on a train depressed,when I look over to my right,and Robert Duvall is standing next to me! Id rather have him! in the early 90s he was a prick.he was nice now.and 5-9.seemed 5-10 back in the 90s.
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.
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 twin peaks fire walk with me...kiefer looks about 5'7'' compared to 6'0'' isaaks.
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.
Anonymous 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.

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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.
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.
bob said on 30/Jul/06
Kiefer standing next to 5'6" Penelope Ann Miller
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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.
bob said on 14/Jul/06
Kiefer is wearing his cowboy boots that someone in this blog said earlier had around 3" heels.
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.

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