How tall is L L Cool J

L L Cool J's Height

6ft 1 ¼ (186.1 cm)

American rapper and Actor best known for roles in films like SWAT, Any Given Sunday, Deep Blue Sea and on tv as Sam in NCIS: Los Angeles. On twitter he mentioned his height, claiming: "I'm 6" 3".

How tall is L L Cool J
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Average Guess (72 Votes)
6ft 1.1in (185.7cm)
viper said on 21/Sep/23
I went too low on his height but 6-1 I'm not sure
5'7 and a fraction said on 17/Sep/23
I think he is a flat 6'1 guy.
Max Francis said on 9/Nov/22
He's barely over 6ft along with Will Smith. 184cm is more accurate.
Bravo1 said on 29/Sep/22
Closer to 6’0”.
Canson said on 28/Jan/22
On In The House, he stood with a slew of taller celebs including Kobe Bryant, RuPaul, Eddie Jones, James Worthy, Derek Fisher (actually could look shorter than LL), and Lennox Lewis. An aged John Amos was also there. LL looked 6’0 at times but then surprised us sometimes. He looks 6’1” flat most of the time and he almost always wore Timbs on the show
GJD said on 7/Jan/22
Always touches out Eric Christian Olsen on NCIS: Los Angeles but wears much thicker soled boots. If you see them together on the red carpet in dress shoes ECO can look slightly taller. They both have long torsos and shorter legs. LL is also incredibly muscular in the upper body and has poor posture so that can make him look shorter. The 6"3 claim is laughable. Check out ECO's brother David who is his stunt double and has had a couple of small scenes on the show and is a genuine 6"2 and maybe slightly taller and always looks at least an inch or more taller than both of them.
Jesica said on 19/Nov/21
6’1 max
Canson said on 4/Jun/21
@Viper: I’ve posted before where he’s quite a bit shorter than Eddie Jones and Kobe. I posted videos of when he was on In the House
Mightyman said on 31/May/21
He is 5'10.5 to 5'11 Max. Watch 'on the house' TV show with LL cool Jay, he never looked more than that next to Alberto Rebirio
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/May/21
Can look 6ft1 flat but has looked 6ft2 as well.

I don't think I'd argue less than this
viper said on 31/Mar/21
LL has been listed at 5-11, which he can look quite a bit
stefkat said on 27/Mar/21
Rob what height would you say comes to his eye level ? Thank you
Editor Rob
5ft 8.5 range
Beau said on 7/Feb/21

Seriously? Here's a recent photo w/ 50 and Eminem... 50 is leaning down a bit, but LL is leaning really down. It looks like he would clear a good half foot over Eminem and maybe 2" over 50. Even if he has footwear advantage over both it would hard to see him as less than 6'1".

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CDS said on 1/Feb/21
This listing is ridiculous, and quite indicative of the consistent over inflated listings in this site (which clearly advertises for height boosting footwear *wink wink*). His online listing for the longest time was only 6'. There are a few posts below of folks who met him in person who verify this...
Editor Rob
I can see examples of LL looking 6ft, but he never seems to be standing as tall as he can when he looks that low...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jan/21
Unsure of this aswell, it would be the lowest I'd give him.
Eric Tam said on 17/Jan/21
Must have gotten measured as 189 in shoes and rounded it to 190 justifying his 6'3 claim lol. But yeah in honest barefoot height he's just shy of 6'2 at 186
OriginalAnon said on 28/Nov/20
I have never seen any more than 185cm.
berta said on 14/Nov/20
hm i dont know about this. is he really only 186 cm? i never think he look sunder 187.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 14/Nov/20
Nice downgrade. He's a tall guy, but he doesn't really look close to 6ft 2 without the huge footwear he wears all the time. 6ft 1 range is better.
Canson said on 4/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: I actually could buy a weak 6’1 as mentioned but 6’1 is kind of a catch all
Canson said on 3/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: I think the downgrade was good but 6’1” flat should be his afternoon esp given how thick his footwear is. He wore that on In The House too
Editor Rob
It's still a possibility.
Tall Sam said on 3/Nov/20
There's a good chance of LL being no more than 6'1", despite him usually towering over other old school rappers.
Editor Rob
Jenny was watching an episode this morning and I saw a point at which his boots were seen, they are pretty thick really Click Here. That's pretty much how he manages to look over 6ft 1 Olsen, who doesn't have that thick a boot.
Canson said on 2/Nov/20
@Editor Rob: he wore thick boots on in the house too. I’d be hard pressed to see above 6’1”. 6’0 range would mean 184-185 for him perhaps
Editor Rob
Jenny watches that NCIS a lot, I will keep an eye on a couple episodes to see if I can see how thick they really are again.
Canson said on 1/Nov/20
There’s no way he’s 6’1.5”. Look at the video I posted when he had his show In the House. Kobe and Eddie Jones both edged the man out by several inches. Jones was shorter than Caron Butler who is only 6’5 range himself. LL is 6’0” range
Editor Rob
I don't think he's adding 3 inches, on NCIS he could edge out eric christian when he stands tall.

However, I did notice in one scene he had very solid boots on , I mean 1.5-1.75 inch...
heightchecker34 said on 29/Oct/20
Just saw a clip of him and Booker T when they would both be in their prime heights. Couldn't tell Cool J's shoes, but I assume Booker had some loafers due to his clothes. I would say 6'075-6'1 for LL, he matched up pretty well next to Booker, assuming he didn't have to much ground/shoe advantage. Booker is 186 cm for me personally... looked like that next to 6'175 HHH and 6'1.5 Val Venis.
Tall Sam said on 24/Jun/20
I think he can look shorter sometimes due to posture. I think the listing is accurate. He was usually noticeably the tallest old school Def Jam rapper.
viper said on 8/Jun/20
I'll say this.

I can actually believe 6-1 for Jay Z before 6-1 for LL.

6-1.5 is way too much even If you think LL is around 6-1
Jam Cherry said on 7/Jun/20
186 cm fits him well
Canson said on 25/Apr/20
It’s odd that he can look 6’1” if Rupaul is 6’4” but 6’0 perhaps with Eddie Jones or Kobe or Derek Fisher or Michael Warren, James Worthy. RuPaul in front of the doorways inside of the home looks 6’4 or pretty close. All of them with the exception of Michael Warren who had a recurring role, made cameos on In the House.
Cooper Reynolds from new York 6 foot 4 said on 8/Apr/20
figures he looks really tall
im taller than him obviously
viper said on 26/Feb/20
A 5-11 guy who is a lift wearer

Jay Z I'm suspecting a bit as well
Mickie said on 16/Feb/20
LL Cool J slouches sometimes though. I don't think he is quite 6'1.5" but he can look more 6'1" than 6'0" when he stands well. Anywhere from 184 to 186 cm looks very plausible to me.
Canson said on 18/Sep/19
Robert smithson said on 17/Sep/19
He's 6ft. Met him in Vegas and have photo with him. I am 6ft, we were same height.

I’ve been saying all along that he’s not as tall as he’s listed here
Robert smithson said on 17/Sep/19
He's 6ft. Met him in Vegas and have photo with him. I am 6ft, we were same height.
Canson said on 7/Aug/19
He looks too much shorter than Kobe or Eddie Jones in the videos that were posted to be 6’1.5”. Fast forward to 12:22 of the video with Eddie Jones who is most likely a weak 6’5” at best.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jul/19
L L Cool J is guesting in an episode of 'House', playing a murderer on Death Row who tries to top himself with ethanol.

Funny boy House comes along to his bedside with a bottle of Scotch and sits with the guy, saying "Even someone on Death Row needs a last drink!" The patient, Clarence, thinks House is really, eh, cool!

He then proceeds to drink it with him. Originally I thought he wanted to get secrets out of him or something similar, but no! Clever House is actually neutralising his overdose with the alcohol.

We don't exactly see LL Cool J standing with Hugh Laurie, which I was hoping for. I didn't think he'd be taller than Hugh at all, I mean 6ft3? No way! But he's extremely strong, and tries to unshackle himself when he is tied to the bed, nearly succeeding. What does he expect though? He's killed four people - in this, I mean!

Lion-strong Clarence, aka Mr Cool J, can have 6ft1.5! 🦁
berta said on 9/Apr/19
i dont believe he is a mm under 187. he is losibg1,5 cm in posture all the time
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Apr/19
186cm minimum
Canson said on 1/Mar/19
@Mickie: I think the best listing is the solid 6’1. He doesn’t look much taller than that when he isn’t in lifts
Mickie said on 10/Feb/19
I think 186 cm would be fair for LL. More so than 187.
Mickie said on 10/Feb/19
I think 186 cm would be fair for LL.
Canson said on 26/Jan/19
@Rob: how much difference do you see between he and Kobe and he and Eddie Jones? I see at least a solid 4” maybe more with Kobe due to footwear. But I’d say a 6’1” listing is much better than 6’1.5.
Editor Rob
I wouldn't rule out 6ft 1 or 1.25, I think on the show he pulls off looking over it, but I can see how his footwear might help him achieve it at times.
Canson said on 21/Jan/19
@Rob: Paul NS has a point. See the videos with Eddie Jones and Kobe as well. One thing is for sure that 6’1.5 is certainly too high for him. Even if he’s not as low as 6’0.5-6’1 which is actually how he really does look, 6’1” flat is about as high as he could be in those shots
Editor Rob
I think the lowest I'd personally argue would be 6ft 1.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 19/Jan/19
LL's height really does mystify me. On In the House (with his pants rolled up so no lifts likely) he could look only a little more than 6' with Deion Sanders and John Amos. But then there are times where he seems easily in this range, like with Hugh Jackman. I could believe that he's just a bit over 6' and uses lifts to appear taller at times (at times his footwear on NCIS is really weirdly thick) or maybe his posture is just abominable. I wouldn't expect him to measure below 6' at all though.
Editor Rob
His posture at times certainly suggests he could be in 6ft 0.5-1 range, but I would be surprised if he really was sub 6ft 1...I can see how 6ft 1 flat is very arguable at times.
Canson said on 19/Jan/19
@Viper: Kobe May edge Eddie Jones by a touch. I saw pics with Caron Butler who is a legit 6’5” range guy in person. Jones looks half inch to 2cm shorter whereas Kobe 1cm to 1/2” tops. Caron is 6’5-6’5.25 range. Could be at top of range or near the bottom or middle and Jones looks 6’4.5 Kobe 6’4.75 perhaps
Canson said on 19/Jan/19
@Viper: I think 5’11 is too low. He has to be at least a 6’0” ranger but looks close to 6’1” a lot. I notice in the video I posted Kobe is wearing boots but they shouldn’t add much more maybe 1/4-3/8” more than his sneakers add.
viper said on 18/Jan/19
5-11 is his real height.

LL's height was listed at 5-11 in a press junket for the movie Swat.

If he isn't why would they downgrade him
Canson said on 18/Jan/19
5’11 is too low for him. He’s got to be a legit 6’0” minimum but probably more like strong 6’0” range or weak 6’1” at worst. 6’1” is the absolute max with Eddie Jones or Kobe and that’s assuming both guys had camera advantage over him. Kobe and Eddie appear to be around the same height compared to him
Canson said on 18/Jan/19
Kobe with LL. Looks weak 6’1 there too

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Canson said on 18/Jan/19
Here’s Eddie Jones with Kurt Rambis and Cedric Ceballos who is “around” 6’6” barefoot and Eddie with Kobe. Weak 6’5 fits.

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Canson said on 18/Jan/19
I don’t know the pre draft on Eddie Jones but he typicall looks somewhere around 6’5” whether that’s 6’4.75 like Kobe give or take. Weak 6’5” to a full 6’5 is fair. Here he looks about 4” taller than LL and LL is in sneakers in this pic. No way LL is almost 6’2” but he’s somewhwere around 6’1”. Whether a full 6’1 or a little under. Chances are a weak 6’1” is likely where he would fall

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Canson said on 18/Jan/19
@Viper: that’s what I remember too. With Kim Wayans on In the House she was not much shorter than him if at all. He wore Timbs in almost every episode of the show. He can appear 6’1 flat like Christian said but anything more seems too high. Really could be more Ray Lewis’s height
Canson said on 17/Jan/19
@Christian: I think 6’1” is the max he is. 6’0” range is very possible. He wears boots all the time
viper said on 17/Jan/19
If I'm not mistaken Ron Simmons was listed at 6-1 in college.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/19
I give him a weak 6ft2

The 5ft11-6ft talk has gotta stop. Those estimates have automatically been put to bed whenever he's stood beside guys in that range
Canson said on 16/Jan/19
@Sotiris: it’s tough to tell his height because even when he isn’t in lifts he’s always in boots. On In the House he looked taller than Kim Wayans on occasion but other times shorter. Michael Warren was also on the show on occasion and he could look the same as him. Warren listed 6’1” at UCLA but not sure he’s actually barefoot listed. I have LL 6’0” range without shoes
Sotiris Gravas said on 15/Jan/19
Here's Chris Klein (who Rob has at 6'1") looking the same height as 6'0.25" Freddie Prinze Jr.
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Here's Klein w/ Cool J looking very 5'11"... Click Here , Click Here ,
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No way in hell is Cool J 6'1.5", and if Klein is as low as 6'0", then Ron Simmons is only around 6'1", not his billed 6'2", which makes sense... Click Here

I actually engaged w/ him on Twitter where he immediately said he wasn't 5'11", even though I never mentioned that as a specific height for him...
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Jan/19
6'2" is a joke for him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/19
Rob, how likely is 6ft2 peak?
Editor Rob
90% more likely than 6ft 0.5 for instance...but I still think somewhere between 6ft 1 and 2 seemed to fit on NCIS.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 11/Nov/18

There are times when he can look easily 6'1". He could be another Kodjoe or Merriman, being that his height seems to vary a lot in pics. Or maybe even a lift wearer.
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Viper: maybe 6’0” even but no higher. 5’11 looks a touch too low at times but more looks too high when you see him on In the House
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
@Viper: maybe 6’0” even but no higher
Editor Rob
Cool J on NCIS never looks shorter than Eric Olsen. I wouldn't guess Cool J under 6ft 1.
berta said on 3/Nov/18
in lip sync battle he was 1 inch under dwayne johnson and was the one with worse posture. I think he is a legit 187 guy when measured. Maybe even 188. If we just look at photos when he have terrible posture , then he can look 185-186. But in reality he gotta be really close to 6 foot 2
Jtm said on 6/Sep/18
i find it hard to believe he's nearly 6'2.
Zampo said on 4/Sep/18
A flat 6'1 I reckon.
viper said on 4/Aug/18
5-11 in his barefeet
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Apr/18
NCIS-LA four leading role height:

Chris O'Donnell 5'9
Daniela Ruah 5'7.75"
Eric Christian Olsen 6'0.75"
LL Cool J 6'1.25"
viper said on 28/Feb/18
He's been listed at 5-11. I think that's what he is
John said on 21/Dec/17
It looks like he's wearing some fairly thick lifts in the picture.
berta said on 3/Nov/17
the average guess seems very low for this guy i cant see this dude when standing stragiht ( wich he never does) be any shorter than 187 cm. 188 cm is not out of the question. ther is about 1 inch beetween him and eric.
Im 171CM said on 30/Oct/17
Looks a strong 6'1" IMO...
Canson said on 21/Oct/17
I agree with Moe. He’s not any (noticeably at least) taller than Kim Wayans was who is 5’11/6’ and is dwarfed by guys like Kobe and Eddie Jones and Lennox Lewis on his show in the house back in the 90s as well as Michael Warren who is close with him in height. For people who don’t know Warren played ball at UCLA in the 70s and was listed 6’1” that is likely in shoes
moe said on 20/Oct/17
He's a 6ft guy who masquerades as 6ft2 with big boots. Still has the biggest lifts on his shoes of any celebrities I've seen in person. And his stunt guy had regular shoes. Just going off my memory of seeing him film back in 2010 at Union Station.
Bobby said on 12/Oct/17
Surprised he's this tall, he didn't look it in Deep Blue Sea, but I guess the more you know.
Canson said on 8/Oct/17
@Chris: well said!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/17
In lifts he's more like 191cm
heightchecker34 said on 29/Aug/17
Yeah, he looks the same height as Booker T back in 2002, if you look at them standing in front of each other in one clip. So 6'1.5 is plausible.
Realist said on 19/Aug/17
6'1 max I can't see anymore from him
Chris said on 1/Aug/17
He was shorter than 184cm Channing Tatum, he looked 6'0
Canson said on 10/Jul/17
LL is in thick boots here with Magic (Magic is leaning and still around 5" taller) at 6'7-6'7.25

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Canson said on 10/Jul/17
There's no way he's 6'1.5 barefoot. Look at him with Kobe or Magic in pics or when he was on his show In the House. He didn't look a whole lot taller than Debbie Allen or Maia Campbell and at times when Michael Warren was on could look shorter or the same height. Many people don't know but Warren played ball at UCLA and was roster listed 6'1" (likely shoe height). Keep in mind LL wore boots most of the time (Timbs) on the show. He also could look exact with Kim Wayans or shorter or fractionally taller when he wore Timbs. 194/195cm guys like Eddie Jones Kobe Lennox Lewis comfortably edged him out more than 3".
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 3/Jul/17

More like the letter L. He's only 183cm without his lifts.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jun/17
Agreed. A very solid 6ft1½ guy. I think C is quite possible for him aswell. B I'm not as sure on and A is a bit of a stretch
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/17
Rob, which of these is most likely?

A) 190.5cm/188.5cm
B) 190cm/188cm
C) 189.5cm/187.5cm
D) 189cm/187cm
E) 188.5cm/186.5cm
F) 188cm/186cm
G) 187.5cm /185.5cm
Editor Rob
I don't think I'd go under D for him, that might be a low.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 25/May/17
Another above average-heighted guy who wears thick footwear and lifts to look taller, same as Vin Diesel. Canson's right, he might only be 6'0".

The reason why he looked 6'3" when you saw him was because he probably wore big footwear + lifts. You should've seen his shoes, I can almost guarantee that he was wearing them.
Colonel Sanders said on 25/May/17
he looks like a giant, 6'2 is my guess
Brian said on 2/May/17
Just saw him he's huge. Didn't see his shoes but def looked 6'3 at least. No way he's less than 6'1". I'd say 6'3". He's huge though. Very wise and buff. Huge hands.
Canson said on 23/Mar/17
I can't see him over 6'0" flat. He doesn't look any taller than akin Wayans in In the house and not much taller than Maia Campbell. He looks shorter than Michael Warren as well or at most the same height and was dwarfed by Eddie Jones Kobe and Lennox Lewis when they all guest starred. Not to mention he wore timberlands in most episodes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Mar/17
If he's clearing 189cm out of bed then he's more 187-188cm than 186-187cm
berta said on 9/Mar/17
i now i was writing 187 in som posts ago but when i think about his posture i really believe he could be 188 guy. and in the morning he is 189,5 out of bed and rounds up half inch ferom morning height in his cliam.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/17
Rob, is 6ft1¾ an arguable figure?

On NCIS he could look nearer 6ft2 than 6ft1 w/h guys like Eric Olsen and the late Miguel Ferrer
Editor Rob
Rampage, at times he could pull it off...certainly at least a half inch on Eric when he stands tall, but sometimes I feel he has slightly thicker footwear.
Mathew Robinson said on 16/Feb/17
6'1"-ish is it. His bad posture can make him look 6'0" a lot.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/17
A weak 6ft2 is possible
Johan said on 22/Jan/17
At least 6'1" when standing straight. He is a tough one as his posture is lousy, can look 6'1" -6'2" depending.
berta said on 19/Jan/17
thanks for answer rob. yeah i think youre right on that. he is a guyu that has similar posture to dwayne johnson wich make him look shorter. to me he looks 187 but you never know if he is taller if he standing good-
Shredder said on 17/Jan/17
Next to 6'1 Eric who Rob has , I wouldn't rule out 6'2 for LL , He might be 6'1.75 and called 6'3 in shoes
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/17
Looks 187-188cm in Any Given Sunday
berta said on 7/Jan/17
rob if you would guess. are the chances higher than he is 186 than 188?
Editor Rob
on NCIS, remember he typically looks taller than Eric, although Cool J sometimes has a decent footwear, certainly not thin...I doubt Cool J is under 6ft 1.5
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 1/Jan/17
He has funny posture and a stocky build so he can seem shorter. But I've just been watching him on tv and he looks tall when stands straight. I'd give him a full 6'1 at the very least.
berta said on 30/Dec/16
little taller than the 185 cm guy from the show not taller than this
khaled said on 21/Dec/16
he is 184 cm max
Canson said on 10/Sep/16
@Rampage: hmm I can't get a read on his height. At times he can look near 6'1 but is known to wear lifts. But other times like when he starred on In the House he can look just as tall as or an inch taller than Kim Wayans who is like 5'10-5'11 somewhere. And the other co stars in the show who were shorter than Kim look not much shorter than him like Maia Campbell
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jun/16
He could be 186cm at his lowest.
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 17/Jun/16
He has funny posture in a lot of pics, but when standing straight, he looks between 6'1 and 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Mar/16
Out of bed: 188-189cm
Before bed: 186-187cm
moe said on 25/Jan/16
@John: O'Donnell was startlingly short. I thought he was 5'10 until I saw him. Maybe 5'7
Editor Rob
I'd be stunned if Chris really was under 5ft 8
Canson said on 20/Jan/16
@John: to be fair, I have to agree with Moe about LL. He never looks over 5'11 maybe 6' flat. In his tv series he had plenty of athletes there who towered over him. I remember Lennox Lewis and he were in the ring and Lewis had 4 good inches on him minimum. Maybe 5. LL wears boots a lot and barely looks taller than others in that show as well including Kim Wayans who 5'11-6' looked as tall if he weren't in boots.
John said on 20/Jan/16
5'6" for O'Donnell is a joke if you ask me. He is only a few inches smaller than Cool J.
moe said on 19/Jan/16
I saw LL Cool J at LA Union Station shooting NCIS back in 2010. He wore HUGE lifts. His boots had enormous heels on them. In those lifts he was about 6'1 or so. Chris O'Donnell was there and he was maybe 5'6 or 5'7.
Dejavu said on 16/Jan/16
Looked to have close to 3 inches on Jimmy Fallon.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 24/Dec/15
His posture isn't the greatest, but I really struggle to see him above 6'1".
anonymous said on 27/Oct/15
Click Here seems close to 6' here with jimmy kimmell
grizz said on 6/Apr/15
LMAO, Andyman, The Rock is nowhere near the 6'5 mark.
Andyman said on 3/Apr/15
Just saw him next to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson(who is 6'5") and LL was maybe 2 inches shorter. So, 6'3" looks good to me
james said on 21/Mar/15
6'0.5 is more accurate
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/15
Even slouching he's still comfortably taller than Paltrow.
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/15
I met the Guy the smallest he could be is 186cm
grizz said on 15/Feb/15
az, more like 6ft1 -but it doesn't give us the full picture because they're so far from each other. He really is 6ft1.5. Maybe 6ft1.25, but nothing below that mark!
az said on 12/Feb/15
beside 6'2" Andrea Bocelli I think LL is 6 foot even. Not 6'2" at all. But HOTT

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Kane said on 9/Feb/15
Here's LL with 5'9" Paltrow at Grammy 2015. She's in at least 3" heels.

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matt said on 2/Dec/14
He was the same height as Jonathan Ross. So around the 6'1 mark.
Baskao said on 18/Nov/14
5-10. Camera magic. Slight build.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 12/Oct/14
Not under 6ft 1.25in. He edges out the tall Eric Christian Olsen.
Joe said on 17/Aug/14
He looks 6'1 max with 5'9 listed Chris O'Donnell :

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sb said on 7/Aug/14
You can't see footwear, and LL Cool J is wearing a hat, but he's definitely holding his own here against legit 6ft7(!) MMA Heavyweight Travis Browne

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sb said on 7/Aug/14
You can't see footwear, and LL Cool J is wearing a hat, but he's definitely holding his own here against legit 6ft7(!) MMA Heavyweight Travis Browne
Joe said on 1/Jul/14
I think he's a 6'1 guy, here he is with puffy:

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Joe said on 13/Jun/14
He seems to be 6'2 to 6'3 due to his meaty heels, he is no more than 6'1.
Ilyathe2nd said on 8/Jun/14
This article/interview says 6'1'', and it's hard to see why he would downgrade himself: Click Here
moe said on 11/May/14
I saw him filming in LA Union Station a few years ago, with Chris O'Donnell. First of all, Chris is SHORT! He's 5'7 or so, and when I saw him he was really skinny. LL was greeting passerbys, and looked fairly tall until I saw he had GIGANTIC heels on his shoes. These were thick, crush your toes if I accidentally step on them, three inch heels. If I had a camera phone with me, I would have taken a picture. Of all the celebrities I've seen, I never saw someone so blatantly wear hight enducing heels. With the heels he was maybe 6'1. He's probably 5'11 or so without them.
Graham said on 19/Apr/14
I'm exactly 189cm and I was walking past the dude and had a quick chat because I recognised him, he was maybe 2/3 cm taller than me with nike AirMax on, I had flat shoes on, so I peg him at probably 189/190 barefoot.
Dmeyer said on 7/Apr/14
I talked to him and had à photo with him , he was Max 5cm taller than me we had about same shoes , in the pic hé looked just 1cm taller than me but his posture isnt great , over 6 ft 1.5 is unlikely
KROC said on 7/Apr/14
LL Cool J 6'1-6'2? This has got to be a joke. He's 5'11.5 people. From what I hear, they do everything in the book to make him appear taller in these movies and tv shows. Apparently its working.
Raymond said on 6/Apr/14
Saw him the other day, I'm 6"1.5 and he's a big dude. Must be 6"2.5/6"3, wearing flat shoes aswell. As for his weight, I'm think 210-225 pounds, big dude.
slick said on 30/Jan/14
I met him at Extra tv show I'm 6 foot looken up at him he towered over everybody there he is defn between 6' 3" & 6' 5" but what made him look more bigger was he was swole like a bodybuilder
toddos said on 23/Jan/14
An Ebony article from 2003 says 5'11"
During his recent visit to Atlanta, the physical infatuation that women--young and old, Black and White, mamas and daughters--have for him was on full display as sightings of the 5-foot-11 Queens, N.Y., native prompted women to fall all over themselves in an effort to get his attention. "LL, I love you," one lady screamed out from a passing car. "LL, you're so fine," another yelled. "Can I have a hug?" another lady said as she stopped her car in the middle of the street. "Look at those big, juicy lips. Lord, help me."
toddos said on 23/Jan/14
He is 5'11" according to an Ebony magazine article from 2003 he was 34 at the time Click Here
During his recent visit to Atlanta, the physical infatuation that women--young and old, Black and White, mamas and daughters--have for him was on full display as sightings of the 5-foot-11 Queens, N.Y., native prompted women to fall all over themselves in an effort to get his attention. "LL, I love you," one lady screamed out from a passing car. "LL, you're so fine," another yelled. "Can I have a hug?" another lady said as she stopped her car in the middle of the street. "Look at those big, juicy lips. Lord, help me."

A similar scene played out recently at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where female students, usually known for their unshakeable sophistication and composure, hid in bushes and poached in trees, waiting for their chance to pounce on the entertainer. Security guards had to step in and restore order to a chaotic scene the likes of which he says he hasn't seen since the early days of his career. "People have been so supportive. If I had the answer to my success, I would bottle it and sell it. I would be running around to record labels saying, `I got some longevity here. Who wants a hit?'" he says. "I'm just thankful. It's amazing. It's a blessing. It appears that, in terms of intensity, there is rejuvenation in my career. I'm very appreciative that people enjoy what I'm doing, that they like what I'm doing. All I can do is just give them the best that I can give them."

For the man who seems to have it all, that, perhaps, is his greatest
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jan/14
I meant to say measured near 189cm in the morning
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/14
"LL Cool J height: 6ft 1.75in (187cm)"

Might've measured near 189cm and slyly rounded that off to 6ft3. People's knowledge of the metric system is fairly poor. I heard a female colleague of mine once gossiping about how her boyfriend had just had his physical how he was measured 182cm tall and her friend asked how tall that was in feet and she replied "6ft2...yeah I know he's really tall"
Lenad said on 4/Jan/14
6'1-6'1 1/2 that's likely his range
dmeyer said on 1/Jan/14
I had a thick shoe when i met him That gave 3.3cm So was 184.6cm Just about 6'0.75 in He looked no less than 1.5in taller and no more than 2in his shoes were brand new Nike Air Force So no less than 2.9-3cm , 184.5 me plus 4-5cm 188.5-189.5 cm about 6'2.25-6'2.75 shoes on minus 3cm 6'1-1.5in but i think ll isnt 188 or 185cm but 186-187cm not outside 6'1.5 Is perfect , This height Is either afternoon or evening wakes at 6'2-2.25
Lenad said on 31/Dec/13
looks a solid 4 inches taller than chris O'Donnell. So just over 6'1 but not quite 6'2 seems on the cards for ll cool j
Mathew said on 26/Dec/13
No way he's near 6'3". I wouldn't be surprised if he was under 6'1", but I'd list him at 6'1" to be nice.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/13
187-188cm is fair. In S.W.A T he was 4in taller than Colin Farrell (not quite 5ft10) and similiar to Samuel L. Jackson (6ft2 flat in 2003), maybe a centimetre shorter at worst.
G Money said on 12/Nov/13
I can tell you for sure that he's 6'3". I'm 6'0", and took a photo with him this summer. I was so surprised how tall he was when I met him, it was the first thing I said to him. Don't believe the comments on this site about him being 6'0". That's a bunch bull!
dmeyer said on 3/Nov/13
I was near 6'0.75 shoes on He looked no more than 6'2.75 shoes on He had Air Force than give 1.2in rob has him right 186cm Is closer than 188cm
Avery said on 2/Nov/13
I'm six foot even. LL slouches allot.
He is 6 "3"
Balrog said on 12/Oct/13
Him at 5'11" would put O'Donnell at 5'6", Farrell at 5'7" and Samuel L Jackson at 5'11" aswell.

Really, no chance.
Viper said on 11/Oct/13
Hes not even 6'0. Hes 5'11.

And yeah he has aged very well.
TeeTee said on 9/Oct/13
I don't care if he is 6' or 6'3". He's gorgeous. Besides a couple of inches only matters one way!!!!!
Mathew said on 10/Sep/13
I seem to remember him looking about 3" taller than G when the picture was on here back in the day. LL was probably slouching, but still. I really doubt the 6'1.5".
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/13
I also met him there and he was noticably taller than me in 3.3cm shoes he was near 189cm shoes on ( 3cm Air Force ) the Guy is aleast 6'1 1/8 -6'1.25
Chameleon said on 8/Sep/13
@NickyV: +1 for you cheers mate, he even himself claimed no more than 6' and I guess thats only with shoes on..
BoredDwayne said on 28/Aug/13
James is 6'3. Funny comments on this site.
kalil said on 17/Aug/13
The giveaway with L.L. is that he is always appearing shirtless. Simply look at his upper torso. Even with long legs, that is not the torso of a 6'3" or even 6'1.5 individual. Just like his song ("Radio") says, he's a 6 footer. He's on the strong side at 6'.05"
kalil said on 17/Aug/13
L.L. is rarely ever seen without timberlands and a small lift/insole. His true height is 6'.05".
6 ft 3in said on 13/Aug/13
He is constantly taller than will smith who is listed at 6ft 1.15in on this site

Two different Pictures one from early to 1990-196 and on from 2013

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jul/13
188cm out of bed, Rob?
Editor Rob
Lenad said on 20/Apr/13
he looks 6'1 range when he stands properly next to people. But I can admit he comes across as a little shorter because he slouches and has stocky build
Dmeyer said on 17/Apr/13
I was 184.5cm shoes on he seemed 188.5-189.5cm shoes on 3cm type so 185.5-186.5 barefeet 6'1-1.5
joe joe said on 16/Apr/13
@cemeleon he was around 17 when he performed that song and probably still growing. so if he claimed 6ft then. chances are he's around 6'1 - 6'2 now easy
blakegriff said on 8/Feb/13
LL is definitely 6'3 I met him a few times at parties and I'm 6'2 and he was a little taller than me so 6'3 would be about right.
Mathew said on 12/Jan/13
One of the more obvious guys in need of a shorter listing. He never really looks over 6'1", and he can often look under that.
Dmeyer said on 16/Nov/12
In person looked under 6'2 but over 6'1
Pryde said on 4/Nov/12
@Chameleon- that song came out in '85 and he was only like 17 there, also in the photo posted with 50 cent i got a pair of those Jordans he wearing and they only add about a quarter inch in height... not much support in those
WalkingTall 6ft 3.25in said on 22/Sep/12
I dont know,the proportions just arent there,his body doesnt correspod to this height somehow.He does have big muscles but his frame isn't wide or long as you'd expect from a near 6'2 guy.I'm kinda puzzled.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Sep/12
Rob, could this guy be 186cm?
Jake said on 23/Aug/12
187cm sounds right everyone on this form must be 5'8 and bringing celebs height down.
Cranberries said on 22/Aug/12
I do think he's 5'11" or 6'0" at the very most, but he has a huge frame, with really big hands and long arms, but a very short neck.
BigT said on 30/Jul/12
He´s 181 cm at most.
Chameleon said on 30/Jul/12
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at 1:57 he even describes himself at 6 feet, which would be in shoes because he is 5'11.
Chameleon said on 13/Feb/12
He's 5'11 not 6 feet
avi said on 12/Feb/12
no way more than 6ft
i asked ll cool j said on 27/Jan/12
LL cool j told me hes between 6'1 & 6'1.5 so that makes him just 186cm not 187
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 14/Jan/12
186.5 cm is probably LL's low.
Chameleon said on 8/Jan/12
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180cm proporions here lol.
Chameleon said on 8/Jan/12
5 inches shorter than Joey Mchale who has 6'4 listings, LL is probably 180cm barefoot.
Silent d said on 7/Jan/12
No way he is 180cm. Next to ellen at least 187cm. I always thought he was huge and ripped. In mind hunters, he is at least 12cm taller than johnny scott miller who i think is 5 foot 9. He was taller than val kilmer. Viper, he does not have the proportions of a 5 foot 11 guy. So much muscle mass and in every movie he stands his ground. 187cm.
dmeyer said on 10/Dec/11
about 190cm with nike Air Force on i had 1.3 in boots and was 185cm he was 4-5cm taler wearing 1.2 in Air Force
dmeyer said on 10/Dec/11
he looks about 12cm over odonell 5 ft 9 and about 2 in taller than me in person so 6 ft 1.5 seems bang on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/11
S.W.A.T was made in there's a chance that Samuel L. Jackson was still at least 6"2. LL looked 0.5in shorter so 186-187cm range seems reasonable
Keith said on 5/Nov/11
@Viper Their is an official mugshot listing 50 Cent at 6 feet tall.
leito said on 15/Oct/11
He looked taller than Samuel L Jackson in some shots in SWAT. My guess is 6'1.5 seems perfectly right. He may look shorter because of his built.
Vegas said on 9/Oct/11
Viper says on 20/Sep/11
Jonathan Ross must be shorter than 6-1

looks to be right around mcphersons height and she has big heels on in this clip (giving her at least 3 inches i would assume) Click Here
runt said on 5/Oct/11
I just watched an episode of NCIS Los Angeles, and I never noticed how horrible his posture is ALL THE TIME. Even when he supposed to be playing a respectable police investigator!
Viper said on 5/Oct/11
LOL at 6-1. Hes 5-11
Paul said on 3/Oct/11
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6'1" guy for sure.
sprint84 said on 28/Sep/11
LL can look so short at times (e.g. the Emmys) that it makes it hard for me to believe 6'1" or above. I think it's more likely he's in the 5'11"-6' range and uses footwear to reach those higher heights. It's much easier to make a 5'11" man look 6'1.5" than to make a 6'1.5" man look 5'11".
jake, 1.82 m said on 21/Sep/11
'5-11' is a joke. He's at least 6ft1.
Viper said on 20/Sep/11
Jonathan Ross must be shorter than 6-1
Viper said on 20/Sep/11
Yep, hes 5-11. Hes never seen 6-0 in his life.
sprint84 said on 19/Sep/11
He was at least 5" shorter than Joel McHale (usually listed at 6'4") at the Emmys. Best case for LL is a strong 5'11"-weak 6', more likely just 5'11" flat.

6ft 1.5in has got to be one of the weirder listings on here.
mcfan said on 13/Sep/11
Him? Try 5'11.5.
Milky said on 6/Sep/11
Same height as Jonathan Ross, 6ft 1"
Chameleon said on 29/Aug/11
If thats true then its rediculous hes still listed 1.87
Mathew said on 24/Aug/11
He's 5'11" - 6'0". The pic with Glenn from years back proved 187 cm is out of the question.
Terryman said on 17/Aug/11
infront of the camera and strugling with 6 foot Click Here
ANDREA[ITA] said on 13/Aug/11
he's 6-8 cms shorter than 190 idris elba (search on gettyimages)... 182-184... 6 foot his right for him! Ebereybody says he's way shorter than 187. I dont know where Rob took this measure that is clerly wrong and why he keeps it...
stoodnext2 said on 12/Aug/11
He was the EXACT height as Kat Deeley in her 4 inch heels (Which put her at 6'1) at the Teen Choice Awards on 8/7/11. I think he's about 6 ft barefoot.
Mathew said on 5/Aug/11
He's 5'11" to 6'0". Yes, he appears about an inch taller than 50 Cent, but 50 Cent is not 6'0".
Eric said on 19/Jul/11
He is 5 11. I have stood beside him before
jake said on 18/Jul/11
Wow, to me he really looks 6ft1.5 (187 cm) In NCIS: LA he towers Chris O'Donnell. Perhaps O'Donnell is nearer 5ft8 then 5ft9?
Mathew said on 6/Jul/11
I seem to recall him looking 5'11" max next to Glenn. He could have seriously been 5'10" range with Glenn, definitely not over 5'11". In his song "You'll Rock" he also calls himself "six feet tall". Take it for what it's worth. I seriously doubt he's 6'1.5" though.
Viper said on 30/Jun/11
LOL, 50 cent is nowhere, nowhere even close to 6-0. Hes 5-10. I guess hes an example of a 5-10 guy where people think hes 6-0.

Tells you that 5-10 is a good height.
ThaMessenger said on 29/Jun/11
LL is like 6'0. I feel 50 has enogh evidence to be 6'0 feet early morning.
Dmeyer said on 29/Jun/11
I was 185 cm with shoes 3.4cm heels hé had Air Force aleast 189 cm Max 190 in 3 cm shoes
Viper said on 28/Jun/11
5-11 and change max
Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
ll cool j: 1,85 metres
Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
1,85 metres
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Jun/11
50 Cent is 5ft11.5(182cm)
Kenneth said on 18/Jun/11
LL Cool J was the same height as Jonathan Ross, so 6ft 1" range for him sounds correct.
Viper said on 13/Jun/11
50 cent isnt taller than 5-10 and change. LL is Max 5-11
James said on 11/Jun/11
50 cent is 182cm so based on that pic by terryman Cool J could be 184cm?
Viper said on 7/Jun/11
5-11 and change Max guy
Terryman said on 7/Jun/11
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lalalude said on 5/Jun/11
near 6?4 boris kodjoe,he looks 6'1

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Harry said on 30/Apr/11
6'3" in Basketball shoes maybe. He looks 6'1" tops.
Leung said on 28/Apr/11
dmeyer that sounds right, he's obviously a tall guy.
dmeyer said on 26/Apr/11
in person near 190cm in sneakers i was about 185cm in shoes
Viper said on 26/Apr/11
servingthemjuisce says on 16/Apr/11
i agree with viper actually his height fluctuates ridiculously in photo's, with 6'4 tim westwood he looked 5'11 range , to be more realistic i would say ll is 6'0 (183cm) but wears lifts most of the time to look 6'1.5-6'2 range, but 6ft is still tall

Yep, which shows you he DOES wear lifts at times and hes a master at looking taller even without those big timberland boots and lifts.
Viper said on 26/Apr/11
Yeah, he doesnt look 5-10 or anything with 50 cent.

Cant believe how many of you are getting deceived here.
tell-em said on 25/Apr/11
lol. there's more substantial evidence of uncle l looking 6'1" over the silly 5'11" talk. hes 6'1". be a man and accept that fact.
Leung said on 25/Apr/11
Viper says on 15/Apr/11
LL is a master and creating the illusion that he is taller.

And the 5-11 claims arnt silly when he can actually look shorter than that and thats been his official height in hollywood. Yeah, tells you he is a deceptive master at it.

Viper lately your posts are getting increasing more delusional. Take a break man.
Viper said on 24/Apr/11
Hes not 6-1. 5-11
Mark said on 22/Apr/11
That VMA clip just said his weight not his height. Viper trolling once again. LL Cool J always looks 6'1"
Viper said on 21/Apr/11
I see them. Again is the ultimate master of making himself look taller than he really is.
Vegas said on 19/Apr/11
thats the mtv awards in 1996, i dont hear a mention of 5'11 Click Here

being introduced at a certain figure doesn't always make it true, giant gonzales was introduced as 7ft tall during his debut match in wwf, mark henry and viscera were introduced weighing a combined 590lb during one episode of smackdown, cool j in flat sneakers looks clearly taller next to jon ross than barrowman and barrowman looks at least 5'11 with rob
Viper said on 18/Apr/11
Farrell is 5-9 Max
Viper said on 18/Apr/11
Well, 6-0 Jay Z looked taller than Ross.

LL cant be 6-0. He wouldnt be introduced at 5-11 when he came out at the MTV video music wards in 1996 If he was. Plus 5-11 on press kits, movies, ect.
Mark said on 17/Apr/11
if LL is really 5'11" then so must be Jonathan Ross.????

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Chameleon said on 17/Apr/11
As stated above his posture in pics are poor.
Chameleon said on 15/Apr/11
Viper just got owned..
Viper said on 15/Apr/11
LL is a master and creating the illusion that he is taller.

And the 5-11 claims arnt silly when he can actually look shorter than that and thats been his official height in hollywood. Yeah, tells you he is a deceptive master at it.
Harper said on 15/Apr/11
Well that Ellen clip below posted by William shows LL Cool J in diving fins!!! near enough barefoot and he looks no shorter than 6'1" plus the pics from c-mo too proves that LL is a tall guy.
Viper said on 10/Apr/11
Jay Z might be as low as 5'11.75 actually. Since 6'0.75 Larry Johnson has over an inch on him.

But anyway, how can anyone explain why LL's official height listing is 5'11?
Viper said on 10/Apr/11
50 cent is not 6-0, lol. Hes 5-10 1/2 MAX. And look at LL with him. Thats not a 6-1 man, nor is it a 6-0 man either.

In all of those pics LL is no 6-1.
Milky said on 9/Apr/11
@ Viper

50 cent is definitely wearing elevators in that photo, looks at his shoes and he is still 1" shorter (check eye level) than LL who is in normal sneakers.

Sorry but the Ellen Show segment proves LL is a 6 footer.
Candyman said on 9/Apr/11
When did Jay-z become only 6'0"??? I swear some people just take it too far.
Viper said on 7/Apr/11
He sure is looking shorter than 50 cent here. Click Here
Milky said on 6/Apr/11
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Sam said on 5/Apr/11
Now he's shorter than 50 cent? What's next LL Cool J is 5'9"?

He's 6'1" that's for sure.
Chameleon said on 5/Apr/11
lol @ Viper, you and your so called reliable sources of listed heights, yet when someone tells u those heights can be wrong, you ignore them, how about u just stop posting.
Viper said on 4/Apr/11
Amazing how people are literally fooled by his footweat, and the fact that his official height is 5-11. And they think Im trolling, lol.

Jesus christ its amazing how many are so wrong about height on here.
Viper said on 4/Apr/11
LMAO, I cant believe how many are getting fooled by his footwear.

Hes shorter than 5-10.5 MAX 50 cent
Viper said on 3/Apr/11
He only looked 2 inches taller than Colin Farrell in Swat. Plus 2 inches shorter than 6-1 Sam Jackson
dmeyer said on 2/Apr/11
between 6 ft 1 and 6 ft 2 in person
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/11
In S.W.A.T he looked 6ft3 with the boots....187cm barefoot is spot on
tell-em said on 1/Apr/11
he isn't under 6'0" lol. all those pics viper posted ladies love cool james looks 6'1". his footwear is fine. hes 6'1".
SAK said on 1/Apr/11
Stop being ridiculous Viper he is no lower then 6ft1.
Oye said on 1/Apr/11
Viper trolling lol.

LL is over 6foot. I saw him in Waterstones in London (2010) He is a genuine big guy. I'm 5'11" and he was taller and wider than me by a fair bit!

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