How tall is Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell's Height

5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

American actor best known for starring in memorable films such as Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing, Breakdown, Backdraft, Death Proof, Tequila Sunrise, Tango & Cash and Stargate. In a 1972 news article, he was described as "5-10 Β½ and weighs 170 pounds".

How tall is Kurt Russell
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Average Guess (143 Votes)
5ft 9.14in (175.6cm)
Henners said on 25/Sep/23
Gerald S said on 28/May/23
Russell had a good half inch on 5'9" Andy Garcia in The Mean Season, so I'd have to give Russell 5'9.5" peak. Russell was of almost an identical height and build to Michael Douglas.
Slim1.75m said on 11/May/23
Google has listed him as 5'11 and I thought he was in Guardians of the galaxy Kurt seemed to hold up well Next to Chris Pratt I assumed the 5'11 was accurate.
VH1 said on 9/Mar/23
Kurt Russell just has that face and head shape of a 6'3" guy. He's like that guy that should of been around Chevy Chase and Tom Selleck's height that it just never happened for. Call me weird but that's just my illusion of him.
sreesmith said on 8/Mar/23
Rob, If he is 5ft 9.25 then Mel gibson is under 5ft 9.
Slim1.75m said on 4/Feb/23
Hey should Kurt get a peak and current height.
Duhon said on 22/Jan/23
Stallone looked taller than him in Tango & Cash, must have been platforms/lifts?
Jawilder said on 9/Nov/22
5’9.5 peak
666677777 said on 7/May/22
@Rising174cm No i'm against lifts too big or too flashy or look bad. Different shoes with medium heels(2.3 2.6inches)like italian customer shoes Who are discrete and minimal
Djdjddjdd said on 16/Apr/22
@Rising174cm Nono nothing exceptional, but we Guess celebrity heights according afternoon meseauration or so therefore i thibk that many statistics data collected in middday have spread of 1 cm, coreect data for young males in US Is 1 77 precisely. But in afternoon i thibk sonething like 1 76.3
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 11/Apr/22
Could he be 5'9.5 Rob? Watching tombstone he looks 2 inches smaller than 5'11.5 Paxton and barely looked shorter than 5'10 Billy Bob.
Editor Rob
That is a figure many might go with for Kurt.
Rising174cm said on 7/Jan/22
@Rob: I agree overall, but if I were only guessing based on the film and promotional appearances for it, I would have guessed Sly was taller: Click Here Sly and Kurt appear at about 1 minute.

I think the difference is Sly was 5'9" max while Kurt was 5'9" minimum, though Sly could appear 5'10.5"-5'11" due to footwear. Sly, Kurt and Mel Gibson were all somewhat enigmatic, especially compared to each other, although Kurt doesn't strike me as height conscious like the other two. I can't recall seeing Kurt and thinking he wore lifts outside of Tombstone or seeing him tip-toe.

I think 5'9.25" is still fair overall and he can pass for 5'10" because he's often worn cowboy boots, although not as thick as some of the ones Gibson has worn. I should go back and rewatch Unlawful Entry to see if he was closer to 2" or 2.5" shorter than 5'11.5" peak Ray Liotta. I do remember that Dark Blue with Ving Rhames was an occasion where he looked more 5'9" max.
Rising174cm said on 4/Jan/22
5'9.5" looks possible sometimes, but why did he look like this next to a weaker 5'9" Stallone at 47 seconds? Click Here The scene starts with a wide shot, and throughout the film, there are many scenes where Stallone looks solidly taller.

I wouldn't rule out anything from 5'9" to 5'9.5", but 5'10" is definitely too much. Btw, I believe Kurt was taller than Stallone, it's just weird how Stallone pulled off looking solidly taller in the film and behind the scenes of the film. Some of that is Stallone wearing lifts, but you still wouldn't guess he was shorter. And again, wasn't he shorter than 5'9.5" listed Jason Scott Lee in Soldier? I know Lee got listed 5'10" and 5'11" in his heyday, but I haven't heard many argue he's under listed here.
Editor Rob
I think Kurt probably edges out Stallone, but it can look close and depending on angles, vary a bit.
Sree Smith said on 26/Dec/21
Rob,What is the highest range Kurt Russell can be ?
Editor Rob
You could argue he is a fraction taller, but as much as a full 5ft 10? I don't know.
Rising174cm said on 9/Dec/21
And Stallone's shoes rarely give 3"+ actual height. Many would say Burt Reynolds wore even bigger footwear, but his elevator boots had a 2.5" heel and 1.5" lift so even those would only give 3" to 3.5" max. Rob tested a pair of the Hogan sneakers Stallone has often worn and confirmed they add 2". He will tell you that even if Stallone added more than the 2 cm insole, he still wasn't getting 3"+ from Hogan sneakers.
Rising174cm said on 8/Dec/21
It would be good to confirm he claims 5'10". I could almost buy the possibility of 5'9.5" peak with the 5'10.5" figure from his baseball days being in shoes, but that doesn't add up if Jason Scott Lee was also 5'9.5". Still strange that Kurt appeared to have about 2 cm on Mel Gibson. Kurt could look 5'9.5" at times or even 5'10". Yet he struggled with 5'9" flat at other times.

@Cjcjcj: Some of your comments are strange and again, you're attempting to justify yourself by reading things into my comment that aren't actually there. Nowadays, in the US, the younger generations of white males(below 40) is 5'10" or a little over, iirc. The overall average for all American men of all races is about 5'9.25" last I checked it 176 cm. My entire point is that 5'9" is a solid height, particularly when you exclude the younger generations. I mention this in Stallone's case because he's a baby boomer of partial Italian descent. Some of the men on the Italian side of my own family are actually much shorter than Stallone. There's nothing to argue about. You're wishing I stated something inaccurate so you can correct me, but I didn't so you have to insist I implied it.
Cjcjcj said on 3/Dec/21
@Rising174 Cm If all people( at least in Italy) wear shoes with 1 - 1.2 inches of heel elevator shoes of 2.5 inches give an effective advantage (in comparison to other people) of 3 cm not more
2 I'm not for elevator shoes, I'm for discreet elevator shoes like Brad Pitt shoes and not up 2.6 inches.
Shoes of Stallone are very ugly
Cjcjcj said on 1/Dec/21
@Rising174cm If your footwear advantage as you says is 2.7 inches lift of Stallone is over 3 inches
Cjcjcj said on 1/Dec/21
@Rising174cm I love you 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
But I saw that 5 ft 9 (i don't think that Stallone is really 5 ft 9)is in aveste range for all race except nord European man, it's not only question of age or the facts it's Italian
In Italy average remain 1 75 1 78 not 5 ft 11 or 6 ft, 5 ft 11 in nord Italy maybe even, but in center Italy or Rome average is beeteen 1 75 1 76
Today 5 ft 9 5 ft 10 is range of normality
It's your implicit thought that is wrong very wrong
2 I Think that lift in stallome's shoes is more generous
Rising174cm said on 25/Nov/21
@Canson: lol yeah, but I was actually giving him a pass for that since English isn't his first language. Not that he deserved a pass given how needlessly insulting he was.

Back to Kurt, one poster said that Kurt claimed 5'10" in a BBC interview with Barry Norman while another said they asked Kurt on a film set and he responded that he was 5'10". I tend to believe he claimed this height, but I've never seen the BBC interview myself and the latter story obviously can't be confirmed.

Sometimes Kurt could seem no more than 5'9" flat such as with Ving Rhames in Dark Blue, Stallone in Tango and Cash and Jason Scott Lee in Soldier. Other times, he seems like he could even be 5'9.5". Tequila Sunrise is a clear example as he can look 2 cm taller than Gibson with perhaps a fraction more footwear. Based on the Parkinson example alone, if Parkinson was 5'10" flat in 2002 then Mel could have been anywhere from just under 5'9" peak or 175 cm flat to maybe just scraping 176 cm. I think he was 5'9" flat overall so Kurt seemed 5'9.5" in comparison considering footwear. I think Andy Garcia's 5'9" listing is pretty much spot on for his peak so Kurt would have to seem at least 5'9.25"-5'9.5" in The Mean Season.
jordi said on 25/Nov/21
do you see 4 inches here @rob?
Click Here
Editor Rob
Kurt could pass for 5ft 10 in that scene.
Canson said on 20/Nov/21
@Rising: he needs to scrutinize his grammar too
Rising174cm said on 18/Nov/21
Here's a photo I hadn't seen before and Kurt is taller than Mel Gibson yet again: Click Here

To review, Kurt could look about 2 cm taller in Tequila Sunrise: Click Here Also, there are photos of Kurt, Mel and Goldie Hawn around 1990ish that show Kurt taller yet again.

I don't see any possible way Kurt could be 5'9.25" and Mel 5'9.5". If anything, it should be reversed as Kurt is taller on all of these separate occasions, but 5'9.5" seems too high for Kurt.

@Cjcjcj: Before you call me an "idiot," you might want to scrutinize your own reasoning. I'm obviously familiar with statistics if I know the average height for Sly and Mel's age range and race. Fewer people are aware of the averages for specific demographics than the overall average. So, yes, I'm well aware of the overall average American man being a little over 5'9", as can be proven by my other comments on this site.

But I'm happy that your reading comprehension skills are as poor as your reasoning because you gave me an additional 2 cm!

As for Stallone, only rarely has his footwear added much more than 2.5" actual height. I'm sure he's gotten 3" on occasion, maybe even 3.5", but thanks to Rob, we know for a fact that his Hogan sneakers add about 2". Maybe 2.5"-2.7" IF he put an extra lift in there, but they already come with a 2 cm insole so this is doubtful.

And I was already factoring in Stallone wearing lifts, but he could look at least 1.5" taller. This scene is one example: Click Here but he even pulled this off in a wide shot where they're walking to their cells.

And I've worn lifts too so I don't have a problem with them.
Cjcjcj said on 17/Nov/21
@Rising 174 cm Lift is wore Brad bitt who is at least 5 ft 11 or near, Stallone is risicolous but a little discrete shoes like 2.5 inches is not a tragedy
Rising174cm said on 12/Nov/21
I'm pretty sure Kurt claims 5'10" and is/was a solid enough 5'9". He was slightly taller than Andy Garcia in The Mean Season and taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise. Granted, you wouldn't guess Kurt taller than Stallone based on Tango & Cash, but all other things considered, I'd say Stallone was a weak or flat 5'9" or a fraction under while Kurt was a more solid 5'9" or a fraction over, especially with Gibson and Garcia. I don't think Kurt wore lifts or is as height conscious as guys like Stallone and Gibson.
Cjcjcj said on 11/Nov/21
@Tall Stam 2 OK but I'm not interesting at these question, I also wear discrete elevator shoes (3 cm of effective height give elevator of 2.5 inches) but I'm taller than Stallone and I'm not strange poses, but I'm straight and it's very comfortable having a good posture
I don't live in usa
Tall Sam said on 9/Nov/21
Some actors wear big shoes, sometimes lifts, seem conscious about appearing big on camera and have strange poses when in stills in order to squeeze out a taller look, Stallone can seem like this kind of guy at times other actors like Russell may not care as much about this stuff, make sense?
Cjcjcj said on 7/Nov/21
Height is measured with correct posture I don't understand your thought
If you have a good posture you're not insecure, it's also a question of physical healthy
5'10 Dude said on 3/Nov/21
Is Kurt wearing lifts in the above picture? Those shoes look suspicious. I don't disagree with the listing and I don't think he's lost any significant height. Goldie Hawn however I think has lost maybe an inch.
Sree Smith said on 26/Oct/21
Rob, Kurt Russell can look taller than Mel Gibson and 2.5 to 3 inch shorter Kevin Costner .I think Kurt has always seemed closer to 5ft 10 than 5ft 9 . Is there any pics in which he look 5 ft 9 ?
MichaelMyers said on 4/Oct/21
Nvm, more like 5'10" peak.
MichaelMyers said on 4/Oct/21
5'10.25" peak, nowadays at 70 years old, I have no idea.
Rich Paul said on 4/Oct/21
Check out the lifts on Russell in the top photo with Goldie.
Cjcjcj said on 1/Oct/21
@Tall Sam don't think that bad or good posture depend on height'consciensness
Real height is with good posture
I lose 5 cm with bad posture
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 20/Sep/21
Recently watched escape from new York, I wouldn't rule out 5'9.5 peak for Kurt.
Cjcjcj said on 18/Sep/21
@Rising 176 cm 5 ft 9 is in a range of average also today idiot study statistics
Tall Sam said on 8/Jul/21
All stills and Tango & Cash considered, I'm pretty sure Russell and Stallone were pretty close to the same height, Stallone tends to hold better posture, probably sport bigger shoes and seem more height conscious overall but he could eek out a small edge but whatever it is was pretty small IMO.
Frank Col said on 6/Jul/21
Some interesting comments here but Russell's height to me needs further examination. In Tango and Cash barefooted Stallone seems to edge Russell which I'm afraid means Russell could be as low as 5ft 7. Stallone has never been taller than 5ft 8. Russell looks 5ft 8 in movies like Breakdown when playing an average Joe but in movies like Tombstone and Tequila Sunrise suddenly he looks taller than Mel Gibdon and not far off Val Kilmer.But as we know you can't seriously use movies to work out height. But the fact that both actors have bare feet in Tango and Cash is a little different. So I am going as low as 5ft 7.5.But who cares Russell is believable in any role because he has great presence which fills the screen.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Jun/21
He's got the face of a tall guy, perhaps that's the reason.
5'10 Dude said on 10/Jun/21
Am I crazy or does he look surprisingly tall for his height? Do you think he ever wears lifts? It's pretty weird how he's listed 5'11 on Google. He's got to be at least 5'9ΒΌ and he still seems around that height too.
berta said on 1/May/21
the dude wasnt under 177 cm peak he can even look that height today. never under 176 today and never under 177 peak.
Sree Smith said on 19/Apr/21
Rob do you think his peak height was minimum 5ft9 1/2 ? He could be 5ft9 flat now.
Editor Rob
5ft 9.5 (and 10.5 in shoes) could be argued...but 5ft 10.5 barefoot I don't think looked possible.
bird in box said on 11/Apr/21
hey big rob i was checking his photos with his son wyatt and i see no more difference than a 3 inches difference. you listed wyatt russell as 6'1, according to that, kurt russell should be around 5'10 i guess ?
Editor Rob
Kurt can seem near 3 inches smaller, sometimes I think Wyatt has looked weak 6ft 1
Gianb92 said on 3/Apr/21
Hey Rob his son is really 6'1.5 ?? Thanks
Editor Rob
a decent 6ft 1 but I'm not sure if much over that
MaskDeMasque said on 31/Mar/21
Tad over 5'9 peak, 5'9.25 is fair. He's lost around half inch though, he looked no more than 5'8.75 in Once upon a time in Hollywood
DavidK7 said on 17/Mar/21
Happy Birthday Kurt! πŸŽ‚β€
Always looked slightly above average. My guess 5'10 in his younger days, 5'9 1/2 now.
Julio Moscoso said on 22/Feb/21
He’s like 5’10 he’s almost the same height as Sylvester Stallone in tango & cash. Stallone is a bit taller for like an inch.
Richie said on 20/Feb/21
I think Kurt is 5'9" flat, Stallone edged him in Tango & Cash & Liotta had close to three inches on him also, i think 5'9" is pretty accurate although he can appear taller sometimes, magic footwear lol.
Genau said on 12/Jan/21
how much height do you think he has lost 3/4 In?
Editor Rob
maybe not that much, seems to have held up well over 60's.
David Curtin said on 11/Jan/21
If you look at Kurt next to his Father Bing Russell 5’11 1/ the movie Elvis he’s a good 3 inches shorter than him
Rising174cm said on 24/Dec/20
Sly was maybe 174.5 to 175 cm peak. It's difficult to see Kurt as taller after watching Tango and Cash, but I'll assume Kurt was 176 cm because Kurt was clearly taller than Mel Gibson - both in Tequila Sunrise and offscreen - and I suspect Mel was likely a solid 175, though if I'm wrong and he was taller then that would indeed make Kurt 177 or so, which I can't believe. Sly and Mel have had magic footwear for decades while Kurt doesn't seem to outside of a film role like Tombstone. De Niro was probably the same 174-175 range as Sly at his peak, but 174 max at the time of Cop Land at age 53 and at least 3 cm shorter than Sly when he did Grudge Match and was pushing 70. Guys like Sly and Mel are short for action hero, but average for men of their generation and ethnicity.
Mario Oravsky said on 21/Dec/20
I would see Kurt 175-177cm range. I dont know why so many people see Sly to be that short. He is always little bit taller than DeNiro in Copland and their boxing movie. DeNiro claims to be 177cm. I would say Sly was 178 in his prime. He also looked only little bit shorter than Bruce Willis on some pictures.
Slim 6'1@ said on 22/Nov/20
176cm peak
174cm current
viper said on 12/Nov/20
The 5-10.5 description must be with shoes
Natalia said on 11/Nov/20
I am 5’6”. I was bussing tables in 1994at a restaurant in Boulder, CO when Kurt and family came in. (They were visiting CU Boulder for Oliver)
I turned around too quickly after cleaning a table and crashed into Kurt with my bus tub...I hit him right in the abdomen...and looked him right in the eyes. He was my height. He’s 5’6” maybe 5’7”.
Slim 6'1" said on 21/Sep/20
176 young
174.5 now
Tall Sam said on 19/Jul/20
Unlike Sly, I'm not certain that Kurt has been a lift wearer. However, its possible in certain roles like Tombstone that he did wear them as he looked quite tall near Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton and Sam Elliott and looked taller than Billy Bob Thornton in one scene.
A Mann said on 17/Jul/20
Breakdown is a KR film from mid 90s. He appears to be less than 5’10”
Legs are very short.
berta said on 16/Jul/20
i think 176-77 peak and today still seems to be about that height. the only thing that speak against that is that mr r thought he was only 174 and he seems to be good at guessing height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jul/20
Looked similar to Sky in Tango & Cash...both of them are lift wearers I think
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 2/Jun/20
Are there enough "Kurt's" on CH to warrant a category? You made a rule of at least 7 celebs before creating a category.
Editor Rob
Only 5 Kurt's so far.
Angus said on 2/Jun/20
5 FT 10-10.5 CURRENTLY 5 FT 11 TO 6 FT PEAK
Keith 5'10 said on 2/Jun/20
@JakestJake I don't think so. He and Stallone were very close in height. Max 177cm.
JakestJake said on 31/May/20
Could’ve been 5’10” peak?
Jkiller said on 20/May/20
Kurt has never been over 5'9. He was the exact same height barefeet as Stallone in Tango & Cash.
Jay Palamares said on 11/May/20
Rob, how do you think of his Weight in Escape from New York? Near 170 pound?
Editor Rob
Would have thought he seemed 180 range.
berta said on 9/May/20
i think he was 177 cm peak and 176 today. he probably measured 1/4 over 5Β΄10 in the morning and rounded upp a little.
Delvin chung said on 2/May/20
Do you think he could be as low as 175 cm now ?
Editor Rob
Would be lowest I'd estimate, could be a rarer case of not losing much height by late 60's, well certainly not an inch
Vanessa Sorensen said on 14/Apr/20
You are my favourite things that you can use me.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 17/Mar/20
β™‹πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Happy Birthday Kurt! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽβ™‹

Congratulations to Kurt Russell, who turns 69 years old today!

I could see 5ft10+ for Kurt in his earlier days, but nowadays, I think the 5ft9.25 is far more accurate. 😁🍻

Nik said on 12/Mar/20
@ VitoCheng - I doubt he is these days!
Mike W said on 17/Jan/20
Unless they had body doubles, Russell and Stallone walked barefoot naked to the prison shower in Tango and Cash. Kurt should've looked taller than Sly, yet he did not. That scene should really settle it.
175cmandhappy said on 13/Dec/19
One of my favourite actors. Surprised some guesses are as low in the 5'9 range - I do not believe so. Solid 5'10 at least, maybe a little more in his youth. I remember reading his height as high as 6ft on some websites years ago, which I think is unlikely. And the movies where he played "Snake Plissken" Escape from LA and New York I think, there was a running joke where some people would say to him "I thought you were taller!"
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 1/Dec/19
I have the 1987 film 'Overboard' on as background noise, but I couldn't help looking up on hearing Kurt's character being told off by a neighbour because his kids had 'toilet papered' her house!

That is one American custom that I learnt about through an episode of 'South Park'! For those of you who are not it the know, and are itching to find out, it involves the throwing of rolls of toilet paper all over the chosen victim's house, right from the roof downwards, so the rounding up of kids with an excellent aim and powerful throw is essential!

The 'South Park' kids left their victim's house in a very sorrowful state indeed. It was hilarious, as was the 'buying scene' in the supermarket. "Toilet paper, toilet paper, toilet paper...." said the (fairly old) shop keeper, who didn't seem to have the foggiest idea what was going on!

It is known as 'To TP someone's house'! Marvellous stuff!


Kurt, who had taught his children well in that film - pure etiquette! - can have 5ft10. I like him - he went on to star in Quentin Tarantino films! πŸ˜πŸ‘
VitoCheng said on 9/Nov/19
Kurt is 5ft10.5
Patrick L Boyle said on 12/Sep/19
I don't want to say that Kurt Russell is the best movie actor of all time because people would think I'm crazy. But what male star has ever had such range? He was noble and heroic in Tombstone, goofy and funny in Big Trouble an Little China, dour and stoic in Soldier and scary in the Tarantino flics. Bogart didn't have that much range or certainly not Pacino (the Johnny One-Note of actors).

But of course Russell isn't very big - just like Mel Gibson (the guy who created whole new genres of films). Why? Well it's probably the bell curve. Both are about of average western european male heights. The are just more men in America at 5'9" than there are at the height of the characters they play - about 6'2". There are more of them so that more of them will be geniuses.

BTW - I'm 6'4". That's about the height that most screenwriters and novelists envision for their action heroes. But we're only a sliver of the population. That's why tiny Tom Cruse plays Jack Reacher.
Tall Sam said on 4/Sep/19
In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kurt looks like he'd still come in near this listing, Brad Pitt looked a bit under 2 inches taller IMO.
Dmeyer said on 24/Aug/19
His shoes look normal solid 1in with Quentin and he looks taller than Pitt and LΓ©o compare to
179cm guy said on 24/Aug/19
Rob, is it possible that at 68 Kurt hasn't lost any height yet?
Editor Rob
He might not have lost anything more than a fraction.
Ian C. said on 11/Aug/19
Several comments below putting Russell shorter than his posting here. One eye witness could be mistaken, but three? Russell just doesn't look very tall. Certainly too short to play Wyatt Earp who, regardless of his height in real life, should be played by tall actors in the movies. Harris Yulin played Earp in the movie Doc. Yulin is about five-eleven, which is still too short to play Earp.
Costa said on 17/Jul/19
This is hilariously inaccurate. Russell was standing next to Stallone naked, bare feet in Tango and Cash and he is clearly an inch shorter than Sly, who is listed on this site as 5’8” 1/2. Kurt is one of my favorite actors, but come on dude. I’m not going to list the photo, because it’s all over the Internet. Just google it.
Tall Sam said on 9/Jul/19
There is a shot, bad for comparison, with Kurt near Mel Gibson circa 1990ish and he does look to edge Gibson.
179cm guy said on 6/Jul/19
Peak: 5'9.5-9.75 (177cm)
Current: 5'9.25 (176cm)
Kurt has impeccable posture and I think that now that he's around seventy he's only lost a quarter inch of height. He's held up well similar to guys like Ben Kingsley, Billy Dee Williams, Morgan Freeman, and Craig T. Nelson. I think that he would have edged out guys like Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Anthony Hopkins, Sylvester Stallone, and Michael Keaton at his peak.
The Horse of FUNK said on 15/Apr/19
He looked very 5'10"-ish in this movie though. Click Here

Good fight scene, btw.

I think Kurt's a classic 5'10" - 5'9.5" man. I think Rob's peggin' him short by a centimeter.
Timothy Andrew Sarkar said on 12/Apr/19
In the Soldier movie he was listed at 189 cm, even though he looked nowhere near it!XD. I loved his role in the movie though
ADAM VARCO said on 23/Mar/19
Peak height: 5'10.5"
Current height: 5'9"
179cm guy said on 14/Mar/19
Rob, do you think that Kurt's shrunk below 5'9 yet at nearly seventy-five years old? I'm surprised that you haven't added a peak/current height for him yet.
Editor Rob
Well he's only 67, I'm not sure he'd like to be called 75 😁

I think there is still a chance of Kurt being say almost 5ft 10 range and today a fraction less, he still can seem over 5ft 9 flat.
Angus said on 1/Feb/19
5'11"or maybe bit over 5'11" mark
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
I've just begun watching 'The Thing' and thought Kurt was much taller than just over 5ft9 because there's a guy much shorter than him. I don't know who he is, but he can't be more than 5ft4.5/5 to make Kurt look around the 5ft11 I expected to find here for him!

He gets 5ft9.25, but in 'The Thing', he was probably nearer 5ft9.75, I surmise.
Sandy Cowell said on 9/Nov/18
I've just begun watching 'The Thing' and thought Kurt was much taller than just over 5ft9 because there's a guy much shorter than him. I don't know who he is, but he can't be more than 5ft4.5/5 to make Kurt look around the 5ft11 I expected to find here for him!

He gets 5ft9.25, but in 'The Thing', he was probably nearer 5ft9.75, I surmise.
Greg99 said on 22/Oct/18
I think Hurt was 5'9" and some change, not 5'10" - at least he doesn't look 5'10" in the pics of him and Tim Matheson in the QUEST TV series. Not below 5'9".
Kalle M??tt? said on 23/Sep/18
What do you think, Rob? What is his peak height?
Editor Rob
There is still a chance of 5ft 9.5 range for Kurt
Rising - 174 cm said on 20/Aug/18
Both 5'9" and 5'9.25" are fine for Kurt. Mel is consistently taller than 5'8" guys. I bet Kurt would have only been slightly taller if he had worn Reeboks like Mel. With that said, Kurt was taller barefoot unless he was getting near 2" from his footwear and I'd expect his shoes to have much more of an angle if that was the case: Click Here
CDS said on 27/Jul/18
Maybe this should go on Mel Gibson's page, but referring to the comments below, it does seem like he's had a height boost in about the past 10 yrs or so, can easily pull off the 5'9" or 5'10" he claims. Verses when you go back and check out his 80s films, and he just looks so little. Yeah, I agree, 5'8" tops for Mel, and 5'9" for Kurt...
Jtm said on 21/Jul/18
5'9 tops and gibson has never been over 5'8 in his life.
Rising - 174 cm said on 19/Jul/18
@MAD SAM: I don't know how you see only 174 in GOTG2. If anything, Kurt looked a good 176-177 cm to me in that film, but I'd have thought about 5'10" next to Pratt if I didn't know any better. I don't know if I mentioned this, but he was also taller than 174 cm range Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious.

@CDS: Yeah, Kurt was definitely taller than Mel in the film. Kurt also appeared slightly taller than Andy Garcia in The Mean Season and footwear didn't seem much of a factor there. I use to think Kurt was a 5'9" flat guy and no more, but now I believe Gibson and Garcia are 5'9" flat guys so Kurt at 176 cm does look like a better guess than 175. In fact, I think you could even make a case for reversing the listings for Kurt and Mel since I see 5'9.5" as plausible for Kurt, though perhaps a bit high seeing him in films like Captain Ron, Soldier, Dark Blue and Tango and Cash.
CDS said on 13/Jul/18
Rob, you notice you have Kurt listed a quarter inch less than mel Gibson, who clearly looked shorter than Kurt in "tequila sunrise??"
Editor Rob
He certainly can seem to have an edge.
MAD SAM said on 21/Jun/18
He looked 174 cm in GOTG2, and I’m gonna stick to my call
EthanCouch said on 27/Apr/18
Rob, do you think 5'8.75 is possible today?
Editor Rob
Not so sure he has lost much height, but he might be heading towards that weak 5ft 9 soon.
Kurt Russell fan said on 18/Apr/18
Kurt is 176cm, always looked it, good listing
C: The Height Analyzer said on 17/Mar/18
His height is hard to pinpoint. I think Kurt Russell is 5'10". In Captain Ron, Martin Short was wearing regular tennis shoes while Kurt was in slippers. I think Short had an 0.75" advantage, but Russell was 1.25 inches taller. I don't believe Martin Short is below 5'8", since he is only 4 inches shorter than Steve Martin, who still looks 6 feet tall. 1.25 inches + 0.75 inches = 2 inches, which puts Kurt Russell at 5'10" to Martin Short's 5'8" stature.

However, in Unlawful Entry, Ray Liotta, who is 6 feet tall, looked 3 inches taller Russell, but Liotta may have been wearing lifts for that movie.
Mightyman said on 10/Feb/18
If you watch captain Ron with Martin short Kurt is barefoot. Martin short is 5'6, Kurt was only an inch or and inch and a quarter taller than him even with his big hair. The proof is there on film. He's about 5'7. But who cares he's great on screen. Stallone is about the same as Kurt in tango and cash around 5'7. With lifts they can both look 5'9-5'10.
Tall Sam said on 31/Jan/18
In his sizable cowboy boots from Tombstone, 5'10.5" is a believable peak claim for Kurt, he looks a bit bigger in that movie than most of his others. I think he lost the heel/lifts arms race with Stallone in Tango & Cash, a film that has not aged well lol.

A favorite actor of mine, often underrated, everything he did with John Carpenter was great (Roddy Piper was great in They Live, but let's face it would've been even better with Russell as originally intended I believe) and movies like Breakdown and Executive Decision are great 90s B-movies. I hope Tarantino continues to cast him because Russell excels at the seedy roles that Quentin writes for him.
James said on 15/Nov/17
Didn't Kurt look the same height as Sam Elliott in "Tombstone"?
Rising - 174 cm said on 17/Sep/17
Kurt and Mel can both look 5'10" at times, but both are fond of cowboy boots. I'd say it's a crapshoot between 5'9" and 5'9.25" for Kurt, both now and current. 5'9.5" would be an absolute max for both, though I think it's too high, especially for Mel, who I think is a flat 5'9", but no more. I'm not sure there are really any co-stars with known heights to compare Mel to in Mad Max, but I thought he gave the impression of a roughly 5'9" man. The 5'9.5" for Kurt is more difficult when you consider he was smaller than Jason Scott Lee in Soldier, who Rob lists at 5'9.5" and some have doubted he's even that tall, though he was listed 5'11" back in the 90s.

Seeing them together in Tequila Sunrise, I would have to guess Kurt is taller than Mel: Click Here Kurt did look to have a footwear advantage over Mel's Reeboks, but I don't think it was more than 1 cm. I suppose that means I should guess Kurt at 5'9.25" peak and say he's maybe lost 1/4" at 66 based purely on probability, but I'm not even sure he's lost anything. Same thing with Gibson at 61, but I think he still pulls off 5'9" enough, which isn't as surprising as between 61-66 would be an age many seem to lose height.
Marquis said on 17/Sep/17
Could he have been 5'10" peak? What about it, Rob?

Also think there should be a peak listing and a present day listing, given that Russell is now 66.
Guest66 said on 16/Sep/17
Got the impression of him being no less than 5'10 watching The Thing. Same impression gave me Mel Gibson in his Mad Max, I guess both of them are (or were) 5'9.5 at least.
James B said on 3/Sep/17
Rob could just 5ft9 be possible?
Editor Rob
maybe today he is just that mark, I still think he had a decent chance of clearing it during his prime.
Rising - 174 cm said on 29/Aug/17
Kurt looks 175-176 range both peak and current, imo. Maybe near 176 peak and 175.3 now or roughly 5'9.25" peak and 5'9" now. Kurt can still pass for 5'10" with cowboy boots.

What's sort of strange is comparing Kurt to other 5-9ish guys. I'm pretty convinced Kurt was taller than Mel Gibson and Andy Garcia, both of whom I peg at 5'9" flat peak, but Kurt really didn't look taller than Stallone and could look as much as 2" shorter when Sly had lifts, yet I think 5'9" flat was the most Sly could have been. Then Kurt was clearly shorter than 5'9.25"-5'9.5" Jason Scott Lee in Soldier. All I could think of is Lee was supposed to be the physically superior soldier so perhaps they made sure to make him bigger and then Sly has magic shape shifting abilities when it comes to height.
blazer said on 26/Aug/17
Even with his age 5'9.25!
Richardspain said on 25/Aug/17
Same height than Stallone in peak (5'10)

So 176 cm/177cm barefoot and 174cm now.
Rising - 174 cm said on 24/Aug/17
Kurt and Andy Garcia looked very close in height throughout The Mean Season, though if I had to guess one taller from the film, I'd have said Kurt edged him. Perhaps Kurt at 5'9.25" and Garcia at 5'9" could be spot on. It's funny because a few years ago, the listings were reversed and back then, I thought those were spot on, but based on the film with all things being equal, taking the quarter inch from Garcia and giving it to Kurt seems more accurate. I believe both men typically claim 5'10", but got some 5'11" listings as well.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Aug/17
@Rob: I agree. I'll watch that film soon, but seeing Kurt at events this year, he still looks like a 5'9" guy to me and sometimes even taller. Here's a good full pic of Kurt in cowboy boots looking 1"-1.5" taller than Mario Lopez at the Guardians premiere: Click Here And Kurt looks taller to me in this video from the Golden Globes when Mario isn't closer to the camera: Click Here You can also see Kurt is definitely taller than Goldie, who wore these heels: Click Here And Kurt is definitely taller than Mario in this pic: Click Here

Here's video of his and Goldie's ceremony for their star on the Hollywood walk of fame: Click Here I don't know how tall Goldie is these days, but if she's anywhere near 5'5" still then she'll be at least 5'8" in those heels and Kurt looks at least 1.5"-2" taller as this video also shows: Click Here Actually, Goldie winds up looking similar to Kate Hudson in those heels. Of course, this shows why Tarantino is a bad reference: Click Here Either Kurt has been hanging out with his friends Sly and Mel too often, or Tarantino has a gift for making himself look shorter than he is.

If Kate is 5'9" in heels then Kurt looks at least 5'10" in shoes again at the Snatched premiere: Click Here Click Here

Interestingly, in addition to the posters who reported Kurt claiming 5'10", an old comment on Lee Majors' page said this

DerekHeath said on 27/May/07
Kurt Russell stated on a Merv Griffin interview jut after he did the ELVIS movie he and Presley were EXACTLY the same height.5'11.5 " just shy of 6'.

I checked and Kurt did appear on the Merv Griffin show then, plus I did find something in Google books from 1979 saying Kurt and Elvis were the same height at 5'11" and a fraction I couldn't make out so it's not impossible Kurt was making that claim early on as ridiculous as it'd have been.
Editor Rob said on 4/Aug/17
I don't know if Kurt has really lost anything significant, last thing I watched was that Deepwater Horizon and he seemed at least an inch taller than Wahlberg, I'd have guessed him still a solid 5ft 9 range.
Rising - 174 cm said on 18/Jul/17
He can definitely pass for 5'10" at times, but then wears cowboy boots a lot to this day and wore big heels back in the 80s. Of course, even if I'm right and Mel Gibson was never more than a flat 5'9", Kurt with maybe a fraction more footwear still passed for about 5'10" in Tequila Sunrise: Click Here And if Mel really is 5'9.5" then Kurt would actually look that 5'10.5" figure that was mentioned for him in the 70s.

But while it's one of the rare Kurt movies I don't think I've seen in its entirety, he was barefoot most of Captain Ron with 5'6"-5'6.5" Martin Short: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here

5'9.5" is possible if he hasn't worn lifts except for the occasion like Tombstone, but he doesn't seem anything over 5'9" at other times like with Martin Short, Ving Rhames, Sly Stallone, Oprah and Ray Liotta. Compare how much taller Adam Sandler looked with Ving Rhames than Kurt did for instance. So 5'9.5" is probably pushing. I think somewhere in the 175-176 cm range is most likely.

But this shows why Rob's job can be difficult. For instance, I think Kurt is convincingly taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise, but I'm pretty sure both are about 5'9", maybe 5'9.25" fits for Kurt with Mel at 5'9", but then I see Kurt with Sly who I'm pretty sure was 5'8.75"-5'9" until the last few years and I have trouble seeing Kurt any taller than Sly.
Cameron said on 6/Jul/17
Looks a weak 5'10" to me.
RisingForce said on 2/Jul/17
Here's Kurt on Letterman in 1986: Click Here Unfortunately, the greeting doesn't have a great comparison, but Kurt does have larger heels than a typical cowboy boot and it is obvious Letterman was still at least several inches taller. For some reason, I typically don't think of Kurt's footwear the same way I do Stallone or Gibson, but those heels got me thinking and some of Kurt's shoes in past appearances on the Tonight Show, particularly 1997, '98 and to a lesser extent, 2004, at least made me wonder a bit more.

There is a very good greeting for comparison with Leno here in 2005: Click Here Kurt was definitely at his peak height and wasn't wearing cowboy boots that time, though here's a shot of the boots he was wearing: Click Here There's at least an inch difference, but less than 2", imo. So it depends on whether Leno was 5'10.5" or 5'11" at this time and what the footwear difference was. Kurt's boots are pretty thick, but I wouldn't think more than 1.3" or so.
Here's a photo from another appearance with Leno 10 years ago: Click Here Kurt did have these cowboy boots that time: Click Here

There are also a lot of photos of Kurt recently at the Snatched premiere and at the ceremony for Kurt and Goldie's star on the Walk of Fame. He still generally looks around 5'9" to me so the absolute shortest I could see him argued even at 66 years old is 5'8.5".
RisingForce said on 28/Jun/17
5'3", wow, that's even worse than Mel Gibson at 5'4". I can only assume it's hyperbole to get across the point that Kurt appeared short to her. Funny enough in that film, the running joke is people telling Kurt "I thought you'd be taller." You can really argue 5'9.5" for Kurt, though I may be leaning back towards more a flat 5'9" myself after looking at this appearance on Oprah with Stallone where Kurt has a pretty good pair of cowboy boot: Click Here
Editor Rob said on 22/Jun/17
There was an actress who worked on Escape from LA - Ina Romeo - who said once "I was ripped and looked HUGE on screen. I'm not. I'm 5'3. So is Kurt Russell."
RisingForce said on 24/May/17
I haven't seen the film yet, HollywoodFan, but I believe you. "Tall Kurt" has appeared lately with Chris Pratt. The difference doesn't look any bigger than 3 inches in this interview at 2016 Comic Con: Click Here Kurt had cowboy boots. Pratt had these sneakers: Click Here

The difference seems a bit bigger in this full pic from another day: Click Here At least 3.5" there, but 4 inches max.

I have to say, I really can't help but wonder about those cowboy boots. I know they're Corral boots, but he's really looking taller than he should at times. I do think 5'9.5" is possible for Kurt, more likely than it is for Mel Gibson, but it'd likely be more of a peak height since 5'9.5" Walton Goggins was about half an inch taller. But one of the rare Kurt Russell movies I don't think I've seen is Captain Ron. I believe Kurt is barefoot at times with Martin Short, who is about 5'6" so that may be able to tell us whether Kurt was ever taller than 5'9". In the stills I've seen and then a 90s premiere pic, Kurt honestly doesn't look much taller than Martin Short.
RisingForce said on 22/May/17
That's true, Rob, at least their claims add up well then. Funny enough, looking through old newspapers, I found one from 1981 that described Sly as 5'11"! Maybe if I should alert Sly so he can frame the article!
RisingForce said on 21/May/17
Rob, I found a 1972 article describing a 21 year old Kurt during his baseball and Disney career as "Kurt, a second baseman who stands 5-10 1/2 and weighs 170 pounds"

And then a Philadelphia Inquirer article published on Christmas Day 1983 described him as "A minute later, the compact, 5-foot-11 Russell emerged from the trailer for an interview."

Baseball doesn't list half inches, so the 5'10.5" may have been a height Kurt told the interviewer or the height Disney listed him. I'd guess 5'11" came from studio publicity. Considering Kurt told a lady from this site he was 5'10" when he was filming Art of the Steal in 2012 and told Barry Norman he was 5'10" in an old interview, he may be another Matt Damon who has tried 5'10", 5'10.5" and 5'11". Maybe even tried 5'11" and change when he played Elvis so he could say he was Elvis' height. Funny to hear "compact" though. 9 times out of 10, if someone seems "compact", they're not 5'11".
Editor Rob
it's worth mentioning the early 5ft 10.5, as it is probably what Kurt would have claimed back then...funnily, that's the same figure Sly had tried to claim at one point.
HollywoodFan said on 19/May/17
Kurt looked only 2-3 inches shorter than Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.
RisingForce said on 9/May/17
I agree, Rob, I think there's a good chance both would have measured an even 5'9", though I think there's a better chance of 176 cm for Kurt than Sly. Looking at premieres from 10-15 years ago, Kurt actually usually pulled off more 5'9.5"-5'10" than just 5'9", imo among people like Josh Lucas and Rosario Dawson, though it could just be thicker footwear, advantageous posture, angle etc. Though in Unlawful Entry, Kurt could look no more than 5'9" at times, especially if Liotta was never more than 5'11.5". And I actually see less than an inch in that Ludacris pic from a few years back. Oddly, Kurt seems to look taller at a lot of premieres and events to me than he does in some of his movies.
RisingForce said on 27/Apr/17
He would be doing well, Rob, if he's still peak height or within 1/4" of it and given these photos and he really doesn't look the least bit shorter to me. I'll have to go back and compare him in some films, which isn't a problem as I'm a big fan. I don't know what Sly had in his shoes, but he did look noticeably taller in this interview: Click Here @ 1:29 and then about 10 minutes or so they're standing. That's kind of why I'm sometimes with you on a good 176 for Kurt and other times I don't see above 5'9" because seeing them in various shoes, it's really hard for me to see Kurt taller than Stallone seeing them together. But then we have times where Kurt looks at least as tall as he claims, both recent and back in the 80s looking an inch taller than Mel Gibson! I think Kurt hung out with Gibson and Stallone too much, it makes a person's height enigmatic! There were 2 decent photos of Kurt and Marky Mark. In one, they look about the same, but there's 2 people between them while in another of just the 2 side by side, Kurt looks a good inch taller. Kurt had boots, but not cowboy style.
Editor Rob
barefoot, I feel Sly and Kurt may well be closer than many would believe.
RisingForce said on 26/Apr/17
Is Kurt putting something in those cowboy type boots he's been wearing lately? I hadn't figured him for a lift guy goes from looking just an inch taller than Ludacris, who only claims 5'8" a few years ago: Click Here To looking like this: Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here Photos aren't perfect, especially the last, which just gives an idea of footwear that night and that Kurt was looking tall in general. How tall is he looking at these events? At least 5'10"? Taller? It really looks like he's taller than Tyrese in that one photo, seems to measure up pretty well to Vin Diesel in his Frankenstein boots and any others I've seen that day. Yet a few years back, he was clearly shorter than 5'9.5" Walton Goggins despite an advantage. I can't figure it out.
Editor Rob
Kurt might not have lost any noticeable height, though a small fraction at his age is a distinct possibility.
RisingForce said on 21/Apr/17
I doubt he's lost much, if anything at all. Certainly, I'd be shocked if he's lost nearly an inch. I think he always was and still is 5'9" on the nose, though it's certainly possible he was 176 and is now 175. I think he looked taller than Borgnine in Escape from NY, though there probably wasn't an ideal comparison. Anyone remember how he looked with Harry Dean Stanton and Lee Van Cleef?
Matt said on 19/Apr/17
I think he's 5'8.5 now and 5'9.25 peak.
RisingForce said on 15/Apr/17
Yeah, he does look pretty much bang on 5'9" with 5'10.5"-5'11" B
Ving Rhames: Click Here He might have a fraction more footwear, but not lifts like some falsely said. I think he did actually wear lifts in Tombstone, but then he wasn't much shorter than 5'11.5" Val Kilmer.
Thomas Veil said on 10/Apr/17
Kurt is a legit 5'9 guy
RisingForce said on 6/Apr/17
Kurt still looks about 5'9" just as he always has. He still has good posture, which may minimize height loss looking at guys like Stallone, Charles Bronson, Mel Gibson and others who looked their peak height until at least their 60s. Still looks able to stand tall at his maximum height: Click Here
Reuben said on 31/Mar/17
Kurt Russell might have lost some height by now since he's in his mid 60s and may need a peak/current height. Rob, do you think he could have shrunk half an inch by now?
RisingForce said on 29/Mar/17
At first I thought Kurt looked surprisingly tall at some of the events for the Hateful Eight, but that was probably due to camera advantages, boots and especially Tarantino's weird posture. Certainly not above 5'9" here with 5'9.5" Walton Goggins: Click Here
RisingForce said on 26/Mar/17
The 5'11" listings are strange. We've had 2 posters I thought were credible that reported here Kurt only claimed 5'10" himself. Looking at pictures with Goldie Hawn at premieres and assuming her to be 5'5.5" by age 60 and 5'5" currently at 70+ and her heels to be 3", Kurt can actually look a solid 176 cm at a lot of premieres, although more a weaker 5'9" on a couple occasions. I did think he looked kind of short in Breakdown, but I don't think he wears lifts unless it's needed for a movie role, so I'll say more a strong 175 cm range.
RisingForce said on 11/Mar/17
Sly often looked taller in Tango and Cash, including barefoot (assuming that wasn't body doubles) and certainly no shorter in the shower, but I believe they're the same height at about 175 cm or a weak 5'9". Kurt is 66 now though and he can sometimes look a bit shorter than he use to so 5'8.5" wouldn't surprise me. Awesome actor either way. I was raised on Kurt and John Carpenter films so I'm happy he's back.
berta said on 2/Mar/17
i still think stallone was at shortest the same height in the shower scene from tango and cash but could have been littel taller. that makes kurt 175,5 and stallone 176 not the other way.
Mario said on 5/Feb/17
He is getting old, it's time we need to estimate his peak height versus current height.

I would say peak 5'9 1/2" (176.6 cm) and current 5'8 3/4" (174.7 cm).
James said on 29/Jan/17
Kurt Russell always wore lifts. He is 5'9" maximum.
anonnnn said on 11/Jan/17
Rob I think you have this guy pinned down a bit low. His baseball stat shows 5'11". In BEST OF TIMES he was 3 inches taller than robin williams. He was a bit shorter than 5'11" val kilmer in TOMBSTONE. Not much shorter than john carpenter. Taller than 5'9" mel gibson in TEQUILA SUNRISE. He just has slump shoulders, small body but a long neck. I'd guess him at 5'10"
6'1 cowboy said on 10/Jan/17
He has a large head for his proportions which makes him look shorter than what he is. Kind of like a Matt Damon effect, everyone's going to guess he's shorter.
kurts height said on 11/Dec/16
Kurt is very short. Met him many times when I was a kid, his son used to play hockey in Richmond BC. He is about 5'6.
show said on 26/Nov/16
kurt and ludacris Click Here
Leo said on 11/Oct/16
I just saw the movie "Deep-sea Horizon", his ID has his actual birth date of St Patrick's Day (17/3/51), his weight at 190 and his height as 5ft 10.
berta said on 10/Oct/16
is it just me ore does his hoes look like elevator shoes in the photo?
Blanche Fromage said on 6/Oct/16
I saw him and Goldie Hawn at the Trancas Market in Malibu some years ago - if Kurt Russell is over 5'7", I'd be shocked. I'm about 5'10", and he was WAY shorter than me - I passed right next to him in one of the aisles.

Another way you can tell he's short is by how large his head is in proportion to the rest of his body. In the picture above on the red carpet, with Goldie Hawn in the gold dress, you can clearly see that Kurt Russell's head is about 1/7th of his entire body length (including his head); someone genuinely tall like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his head is slightly less than 1/7th of his entire body length. Same with Armie Hammer, who's 6'5". Since heads tend to be a pretty standard size (not that much variation), the height comes from the length of the body. No one who's genuinely tall has a head that looks as proportionately large as Kurt Russell's.
Blanche Fromage said on 6/Oct/16
I saw him and Goldie Hawn at the Trancas Market in Malibu some years ago - if Kurt Russell is over 5'7", I'd be shocked. I'm about 5'10", and he was WAY shorter than me - I passed right next to him in one of the aisles.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Aug/16
Rob, how tall do you think the guy on the right-hand side of Kurt Russell is?

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Editor Rob
can look over six foot in that photo.
mark said on 19/Oct/15
I met him in Reno -Nevada .I'm 5.8 , I was surprised he was shorter than me -I would say 1/2 inch -to 1 inch shorter.
Chase Witherspoon said on 9/Oct/15
Kurt is an enigma to me; in Deadly Tower I thought he looked just 5'8", then in The Thing and BTILChina he seemed more 5'10" I reckon he can appear 174-177 region, but perhaps 175 seems more realistic given the footwear..
smoosh said on 7/Oct/15
In tango and cash stallone is an inch taller, and theyre both completely barefoot, and stallone is listed at 5'8.5
lee redmond said on 18/Sep/15
met kurt russell and tom cruise. both with bare feet. im 5ft.8 kurt was no taller cruise about 5ft.6
Alex P said on 10/Sep/15
I spent three months working with Kurt Russell. I can tell you right now his is in the 5'8 range (possibly shorter). He had to use a quarter-crate to stand on for a kissing scene, just to make him appear taller. He is short. Trust me.
Sam said on 29/Aug/15
This recounting of 60s youth magazine does claim Russell at 5'11"!
Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/15
I bet he claims 5ft11
Sam said on 29/Jun/15
Russell seems pretty down to earth for a guy whose been acting since childhood about 50 years ago.
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
I was diving that day. He was on the beach when I beached..
tunnels diver said on 25/Jun/15
Met him filming Soldier in Kauai
He is 5'9" on a good day...treated me with utmost respect
Ed said on 19/Jun/15
I definitely see 174cm in this pic. If Vin Diesel is 5'11.5" or 5'11.75"ish

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Ed said on 19/Jun/15
Looks a weak 5'9" here with vin diesel. 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" for Kurt wouldn't surprise me at all.
Sam said on 17/Jun/15
I understand that Russell has the lead role in the ensemble for Tarantino's next film The Hateful Eight, good for him!
Ace said on 28/Apr/15
looked at least a solid 5'9 next to Vin Diesel who's 5'11-6' range.
Sam said on 13/Apr/15
Interesting, did you have a speaking part in it, Mr. R?

Rob, could you add Silkwood, Tequila Sunrise, Backdraft, Death Proof and Miracle to his credits, Rob?
Mr. R said on 12/Apr/15
Sam says on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.

Sam I was IN Dark Blue and my scene is with Kurt. I spent a lot of time talking with him between takes. He is not quite 5-9.
Nev said on 10/Apr/15
In the movie Swing Shift, Kurt appears to be 2 inches taller than Goldie Hawn (5'6") so 5'8" seems to about right for him.
184.3cm said on 26/Mar/15
if he was 5'11 peak then so was Stallone. Its a good listing.
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Mar/15
Truth is, if he were a legit 5'11", you'd hear people mistake him for 6'0" on occasion because people tend to struggle to tell an inch difference. I'm 5'11.5" and I get 6'1" a lot. Yet, I've never, EVER heard anyone guess Kurt at 6'0". 5'9.25", maybe 5'9.5" in the past on a good day.

Nothing against the man, loves his movies, but 5'11" is total bunk and bull.
Julian said on 19/Mar/15
I think 5'9.25 is accurate. He just looks that tall. Slightly more than 5'9. But in much of his movies he wears boots, like in Escape from New York, Tombstone, Soldier. And let's not forget the long hair in the 80's that makes him look taller.
The Horse of FUNK said on 16/Mar/15
Where did this 5'11" nonsense come from for Kurt Russell? The guy has ALWAYS given me the impression of barely scraping 5'10". He just doesn't have the mensuration of someone 5'11" and he never looks it next to genuine 6-footers in movies. I've always believed he was closer to 5'9" than to 5'11". Maybe 5'9.25" is a little harsh, but something like 5'9.5" - 5'9.75" would be better.
ami said on 16/Mar/15
He is short next to Goldie Hawn And has a big head because he is so skinny in "Escape from New York"
Josh said on 4/Mar/15
5'9 and a quarter? Rob, kurt is taller than that by far.I think he almost looks like he could be 5'11 personaly
the shredder said on 26/Feb/15
Rob , this guy was clearly bigger than Mel Gibson but around an inch , something is off
CDS said on 24/Feb/15
FTR, I believe the historic records had the real Wyatt Earp at 6'2", so it would've made sense for Russell to somehow boost himself up a little. My own estimate for him is somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10" barefoot, so between 5'10" and 5'11" in shoes- hence the 5'11" claim. And Wolfman's comment about him being 5'5" and he told him he stands on boxes in the movies- LMMFAO!!! -thanks for the laugh!!
Ian C said on 15/Feb/15
Russell was too short to play Wyatt Earp because, regardless of how tall the real Earp was, the fictional Earp must always be tall. So in Tombstone Russell always wears a ridiculous long coat that is supposed to make him appear longer than he really is. Also, he looked as if he had been on a severe slimming diet, probably with the goal of making him seem taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Feb/15
Rob, you should add Breakdown to that list. Excellent movie.
Editor Rob
yes it is a good thriller that one.
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I give kurt russell a legit 5'10. His baseball stats shows him at 5'11. I dont think there would be a 2 inch imflation
annon said on 27/Jan/15
He was barely shorter than val kilmer in tombstone
annon said on 27/Jan/15
I think kurt russell needs an upgrade rob. He didnt look that much shorter than ray liottq in unlawful entry. Anr there are pictures on getty images that show him taller than mel gibson and in the film they made together. In BEST OF TIMES he was over 3 inches robin williams. Watch the movie
184.3cm said on 23/Dec/14
5'9 seems right, wasnt really anything in it with Stallone in Tango and Cash. Nowadays though Sly would own him by a couple inches maybe more, well BIG SLY would.
BgbJoe said on 22/Dec/14
about 5-11 or 5-12
WolfMan said on 12/Nov/14
met him when his son played hockey in Richmond, BC The guy is about 5'5-5'7. He told me stood on boxes in most of his movies and Stallone does the same. Don't trust his height in movies.
Sam said on 29/Sep/14
At times in Tango & Cash, Stallone can seem like he edges out Russell but at other times and in photos, they look quite similar, at least within half an inch of one another.
Mr. Smooth said on 14/Jul/14
In May of 1989, my sister were on a tour of Warner Brothers Studios and Mr. Russell and Mr. Stallone were making Tango and Cash. Mr. Russell walked out of a door of a building where he had just finished filming a scene and he stood right next to my sister for a moment. She was 5'9 3/4" back then and she was wearing sneakers and he was wearing sneakers. He was nearly the same height as her if not just slightly taller. He was probably 5'10". He wasn't short. I stand 6'5". Being very skinny myself at that time, I was struck by how slender he was because after seeing him in Escape from New York a couple of years before, I was expecting that in person he would have a large physique with a large bone structure. He appeared very large and muscular in Escape from New York compared to his appearances in the Disney films of his youth. Instead he had a medium to small-boned frame but he had a very well-chiseled athletic physique. It is very interesting how cameras angles can change the way people appear on film compared to they way are in person. We did not see Stallone on that studio tour.
Sam said on 14/Apr/14
I love Kurt's movies but the listing is legit IMO. In Dark Blue, you can see he's wearing almost lifted boots. I can't find the full shot online, but next to 5'11" Ving Rhames they look the same height but you can see Kurt's quite generous heel.
maximus said on 13/Apr/14
He was probably very close or right at 5'10" in his prime....that's why he didn't come across as being short.....he was 5'11" to 6' with shoes not exactly short on screen.....short would be Tom Cruise, Pacino, Hoffman etc...obviously short even in their prime.
RisingForce said on 11/Apr/14
Yeah, that's why I'd have thought he'd claim 5'10" since he's never struck me as a guy who was bothered by his height, and always comes across as one of the least vain and most down to earth actors. Maybe that 5'11"+ is in the heels he wore in costume to play Elvis!
Editor Rob
yeah it could be a reference to height in boots which would be more believable.
Todd said on 13/Mar/14
I met him in Vegas when he was shooting 10,000 Miles to Graceland. I'm 5'10" and I could see over his head.
jonny s said on 21/Nov/13

tim says on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign

The height warning allows a little extra for dummies who cant be sure how big their vehicle is or if if laoeded/empty, full presure tyres/soft. Its not EXACTLY 5' 10" :o))))))) 555555
Sam said on 1/Nov/13
To me, at times he looks John Wayne big in Big Trouble in Little China, obviously due to his co-stars' lack of height rather being tall himself.
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Gabriel said on 14/Sep/13
"Mr. R says on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9. "

yeah, sure you did. And I'm Santa Klaus.
JB said on 4/Sep/13
Looks 5'8" in Big Trouble in Little China
Arch Stanton said on 27/Aug/13
Yeah, nearer 5'9" than 5'10" although he can look 5'10 at times. He has about 3 inches on 5'6" Goldie Hawn in Overboard.
FM said on 8/Aug/13
Rob, is 5'9.25 his height now, or his peak height through the years?
Editor Rob
don't think he's lost much height
Ali said on 1/Aug/13
In Tango and cash slyvester stallone is clearly taller than him while standing naked with bare feet with whole of their bodies in one shot from foot to head. Stallone is clearly an about .75 inche taller than him. So if he is 5 9.25 then stallone is 5 10.
Rey said on 21/Jul/13
He was eating at a restaurant In Houston called Le Peep right on Westheimer Rd. I was standing behind him and he was barely 5'8" if that...This was about 2002...nice man. And yes, I would consider him taller than Stallone.
Knowitall said on 9/Jul/13
Kilmer is not six feet tall. More like five eleven max.
wiltonstilts said on 6/Jul/13
Looked 5 10 to me..
Mr. R said on 2/Jul/13
I worked with Kurt on the movie Dark Blue. We were in the same scenes together and we talked for awhile. He is a weak 5-9.
5'7" said on 27/Jun/13
Mike H in Tombstone Russell wore boots with a huge heel, you can see in a few scenes when he's sitting down. And whatever scenes you're talking about, I'm sure Russell was closer to the camera. With the right camera perspective you could even make ME look 5'11"
Mike H said on 12/May/13
If Kurt is 5'9 why does he look taller than Val Kilmer in Tombestone? Kilmer is 6'0 solid
Knowitall said on 10/Mar/13
We never see the two men in full shots standing together except in the shower and then only their backs. In that shot they're the same height. So I believe body doubles were used. Perhaps Russell refused to be photographed nude. Lots of celebs use body doubles.

Stallone is definitely shorter than Russell.
Knowitall said on 7/Mar/13
We only see the two men next to each other naked in a full shot from behind. Only when we see faces does the camera get in tight on them. Who knows what trickery they used.
Knowitall said on 24/Feb/13
I saw him a couple of times in person. He's five feet ten. No taller or shorter.
Simba said on 24/Feb/13
A common height for internal door frames on real domestic buildings is 78 x 30 inch, next to a standard door frame/lining Stallone often appears to be approx 5'10 in heels and in some shots he looks circa 5'7 with 11inch head clearance????
Kind of short said on 20/Feb/13
In this article, he's next to a vehicle, looking somewhat short to me. Next to Goldie as well, close to the same height.
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5'11 barefoot said on 7/Jan/13
kurt is an average size man...with lifts he can look taller...but in barefeet he's about 5'9 right on ROb good call...
TWINGO said on 1/Dec/12
Hello, I have just watched a 1969 movie on cable tv, movie named Computador de tenis in portuguese, my language, I am in Brazil. Kurt is just a teen boy in this movie and looked an average height, being taller than many others actors. I agree with the stimated. Thanks.
heyrubes said on 21/Nov/12
Just watched him in Used Cars, he's shockingly small, the men towered over him and his female co-star was taller. I'd put him about 5' 6".
Mike said on 12/Oct/12
He was very close to in height with 6'0" Val Kilmer in "Tombstone" as mentioned in another thread. I've always suspected Russel to be at least 5'10"
RisingForce said on 23/Aug/12
Rob, just out of curiosity, what made you give him the slight upgrade? Not that I necessarily disagree, just wondering if it was a particular movie or set of premiere pictures you were looking at.
Editor Rob
I think 176 is just a better fit...over the years he looks a solid 5ft 9
Shorter than me said on 2/Aug/12
I've met Kurt Russell and spoke with him for a couple of minutes before people started recognizing him and he moved on. He was wearing jeans and cowboy boots. I'm 5'10 in the morning, standing as straight as I can, and he was several inches shorter than me. He's a very good actor and a nice guy, but I'd say he's 5'6 at tops.
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
But anyways, rob, You don't think he can look in the 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" range? It just seems to me that he appears that height sometimes. I might be wrong, but that's just how I see it.
Ed said on 29/Jul/12
Rob, do you think 5'8.5" is possible for Kurt's height? (Peak Height)
Editor Rob
I still think he looks 5ft 9 range today
bodwaya said on 14/Jun/12
he was more then 4 inches shorter then 6 foot 1 costner. On some site hes listed from 5 foot 9 to 5 foot 11. After seeing 3000 miles to graceland all of those are way off. My guess is 5 foot 8
the shredder said on 10/Feb/12
Mel has got to be 5'9 ... He admits he does not have big footwear and takes them off ... He looks 5'10 in Lethal in boots so barefoot around 175
tellem said on 9/Feb/12
kurt had footwear advantage over mel i believe. i put both men at 5'9" by the way.
RisingForce said on 8/Feb/12
I do believe that he claimed 5'10", I remember another poster mentioning he's claimed that before as well. There use to be a comment on this page where a poster claimed he saw Russell claim 5'10" in an interview with Barry Norman after Norman asked him if he was 5'8".

He's probably around 5'9", though it was strange that Russell was taller than Mel Gibson in Tequila Sunrise.
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m- 1.84 m said on 7/Feb/12
5ft9.25 (1.76 m) peak height. 5ft10 or close to it in the morning.
lady who spoke to him said on 28/Jan/12
i am only 5 foot tall and he was a good bit taller than me. that's the best i can give you. nice guy though. did not mind answering my question at all. did not hesitate to think just came right out and said "i'm 5'10"
lady who spoke to him said on 23/Jan/12
don't know about any media stuff or such about him just know that he is filming here in niagara falls (today being monday january 23) and when asked right to him he replied himself that he was 5 10. Just saying right from him himself
Editor Rob
can you remember if he looked that tall in person?
avi said on 22/Jan/12
yes can't be more he didn't look 5'9 in Breakdown...looked strong 5'8
tim said on 21/Jan/12
all of you are wrong,i seen him in a movie where there is a sign that states caution height clearance is 5"10 and he was at least 5" shorter then that sign
HannibalKing said on 25/Dec/11
Hopefully "I thought you'd be taller" in regard to Russell is the only thing that mirrors Escape From LA in real life.
Balthier said on 16/Dec/11
Nooooo! I thought he was taller than that!
D said on 23/Nov/11
Tango and cash barefoot and butt naked Kurt Russell and Sly are the same heigth give or take 0.5cm's IMO. 5'9" flat.
Les said on 17/Nov/11
Soviet_Rebel says on 22/Sep/11
"Ving Rhames, who is MAX 5'11 (180cm), has at least 3 inches on Kurt with BIG suspicious shoes.
I'd say that kurt is just like stallone: 5'7 NOTHING more"

Terrible, cop hats have space between where the top of your head is and the top of the hat. If you look at there eyes, its about a 1.5-2 inch difference. BOTH footwear look questionable, but if Vin Rhames is 5'11" then Kurt Russell looks 5'9" in the picture you provided.
Chiselhead said on 12/Nov/11
He walked barefoot past our table in a Greek beach taverna and said hi to my wife, which shows he has excellent taste. I'm 5'7 and a half and I judged him to be my height though my wife judged him as 'slightly taller'.
Soviet_Rebel said on 22/Sep/11
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Ving Rhames, who is MAX 5'11 (180cm), has at least 3 inches on Kurt with BIG suspicious shoes.

I'd say that kurt is just like stallone: 5'7 NOTHING more
Pete said on 13/Sep/11
5'7.5 the same as Stallone. There is that shot where they walked naked. They are are the same height. Stallone is 5'9 in his shoes.
Bon_ said on 25/Aug/11
Rob, how do you get 5'9 ife he is officialy listed at 5'11?
ROB COEN said on 20/Aug/11
Max said on 14/Aug/11
5'8" Tops. I meet him at a resort we were staying at. My sister is 5'9" and had a good in on him. We were all barefoot by the pool.
Good actor, I was just surprised how short he really was.
Bon_ said on 12/Aug/11
Solid 5'9 at peak.
jake said on 20/Jul/11
5ft9 for sure at peak.
RoyalInbox said on 22/Jun/11
5'9" my ass! He's more like 5'7.5".
Badknees said on 21/Jun/11
You've got to know that Hollywood can do anything and make anyone look taller than they are.
I was surprised at how short Patrick Swazee was when I got a chance to meet him after the musical "Chicago" at the Pantages in Hollywood. But so what! I really enjoyed his acting.
Recall Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump. NO legs!
tell-em said on 8/Jun/11
weak 5'9". looked it next to 5'11.5-6'0" ray liotta in that one cop film.
DJ said on 8/Jun/11
Rob do you think it's possible 5'8" (173 cm) could be Kurt Russell's height even at his peak?

Editor Rob
I can't believe just 5ft 8 for Kurt
Eddie said on 6/Jun/11
5'8.5" tops. There's no way this guy is a solid 5'9".
DMan said on 8/Apr/11
Weak 5'9 next to William Baldwin in Bakcdraft. Maybe 5'8.5
TruebloodFan said on 6/Apr/11
@Kate says on 29/Mar/11
I met Kurt many years ago while he was filming "Backdraft" on our block. I have a photo of the two of us - I'm 5'10 and he was at least four-to-five inches shorter than me. I was shocked in that I towered over him at the age of fifteen and he was this "huge" film star. Very nice guy, but he really is shorter than you would expect.

do you even have an idea what 'at least' 4 to 5 inches means? post your photo. let's see your '5ft10'. you are claiming Russell to be @5ft5, aren't you? it is pure fantasy made by your mind. 'at least' that, if not even worse, Kate.
Kate said on 29/Mar/11
I met Kurt many years ago while he was filming "Backdraft" on our block. I have a photo of the two of us - I'm 5'10 and he was at least four-to-five inches shorter than me. I was shocked in that I towered over him at the age of fifteen and he was this "huge" film star. Very nice guy, but he really is shorter than you would expect.
jay said on 22/Mar/11
He helped me with my luggage in Peru about 10 years ago. He was with Goldie and their daughter - she was much younger then. I am 5'8" and he seemed to be my height, maybe an inch taller.
thebad7 said on 8/Mar/11
Always liked Kurt--one of the few successful transitions from child to adult actor. I always thought his best work was 1981's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and 2003's DARK BLUE.

5'9" sounds right for KR. As previous posters mentioned: wearing thick-soled military boots in ESNY gave him at least 1"--he looks to be 5'10" tall in boots next to legit 6'2" Lee Van Cleef--with LVC wearing similar boots. I give Kurt all the credit in the world: he held his own next to one of the most underrated actors, in Van Cleef, in the history of film.

Jack said on 5/Mar/11
I don't know. Kurt totally looks 5'8" in tango and cash. Kurt wears boots in most of his movies, that's why he appears taller than he really is. I'd put him at 5'8". 5'8.5" at the max.
Rox said on 26/Feb/11
I don't agree with this one; I've met Kurt Russell a couple of times and I'd say he's more like 5'7'', 5'8'' when he's wearing one of his golf hats. I'm 5'3'' and he wasn't much taller than I am. He's very attractive in person but on the shorter side, a nice guy. Most of them are alot shorter than you would think.
Pit said on 17/Feb/11
Here Rob, your Listing seems right. Click Here
1.75m for Russel are fair, maybe he is a little bit under that, cause he looks 1.75m, 1.76m in Shoes (cowboy/boots?).
TruebloodFan said on 11/Feb/11
@Legend says on 5/Jan/11

'Stallone was never 5'9 in his life.'

You say that like it isn't even a possibility. IMO Russell could have been 5ft9.5 at his peak. Just watch 'Escape from New York'.
Legend said on 5/Jan/11
Anonymous says on 23/Dec/10
same height as stallone in tango and cash, so 5,9.
Stallone was never 5'9 in his life.
Anonymous said on 23/Dec/10
same height as stallone in tango and cash, so 5,9.
Frank2 said on 5/Jul/09
Russell is 5'9". I've seen him several times in person. Always a couple of inches shorter than me.

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