How tall is Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich's Height

5ft 5 ½ (166.4 cm)

Danish Musician from the band Metallica. In, he mentioned his height/weight, saying he had a "5' 7", 140-pound frame".

How tall is Lars Ulrich
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
5ft 5.67in (166.8cm)
Janes said on 17/Nov/21
Peak height even weak 168cm. Nowadays weak 166cm.
Tuni O'Shea said on 5/Sep/21
Hubby & I met em at a hotel in approx 85? We We're J's & L's age. Sweet shy James! Kirk = CUTE!! Lars a bit cocky:a stereotypical metal up & comer. I was 5'3+1/2"; Lars was NOT taller than I,no way, not even close! 5'3 probably.
Jkiller said on 16/May/20
167cm, can't see any less for Lars
abcde said on 30/Mar/19
Click Here here is funny story and he said about his height
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 28/Jan/19
Lars in biker boots looked about 1.5-2 inches under Anthony Kiedis, who might not even be a full 5'8". This was back in 2006, so I wouldn't think he had lost any height then. A little under 5'6" sounds right to me.
Jordan Grimbly said on 26/Jan/19
For everyone saying Lars looks 5'4 or 5'5, please take a look at this picture that I found.
It's a picture of Metallica barefoot in the mid-'80s.
Click Here
If James & Cliff were indeed 6'1 then I would say that Kirk is 5'8 and Lars is 5'7, which matches up with the heights that had featured.

The thing is, both James and Kirk like wearing big footwear these days which makes Lars look MUCH smaller.
Serendipity said on 12/Oct/18
Check out photos with Connie Nielsen. She's 5'10" and she towers over him. He's 5'5" tops!
Ethan said on 10/Jul/18
Looks 5’6 and a little bit for peak
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jun/18
@ Lars Dam - Re: That bird- pulling thing.

That sounds seriously funny!

So Lars Dam, you put the tallness of the Danish down to dark rye bread from an early age; I had no idea it was such a height booster!

Lars Ulrich is indeed a short Danish guy, but being a rock star does seem to come with 'bird-pulling' advantages❣️ Lars seems to be a very common Danish name, and I have never even been there to have a proper perusal. We have Lars Von Trier, Lars Mikkelsen, you and Lars Ulrich. I wonder how many more there are out there, so it could be on my list of things to Google.

I shall give this shorter version of Lars 5ft5.5 and add some dark rye bread to my next shopping list hoping to see superfood-related advantages get to work on me!
abcde said on 6/Mar/18
RMD no chance :)
abcd said on 5/Jul/17
he makes an impression 1 cm less than he is on the pictures because of his bad posture
BillisaLefty said on 9/May/17
He's definitely shrunk a lot. He's probably and even 5'5'' today. Kirk is also way shorter than you'd think. He's 5'6'' max. Lars could have been 5'6 1/2'' at his peak. In addition, Kirk and Lars' posture makes them seem even shorter.
abcd said on 20/Feb/17
anyonmious are u kidding :) than James is 180 Kirk 165 and robert 164 :) no chance :)
He is 167 cm i think thats minimum
anyonmious said on 26/Jan/17
He maybe 5'5.5" at his peak, nowadays he is around 5'4"
abcd said on 20/Jan/17
Lars slouchy posture all the time, u must act on ( 169 weak ) 166 too low, 167 min
Michael said on 13/Jan/17
@Lars Dam
Wow, how delusional. That bread isn't special and doesn't make you taller. If so, show us any research please.

I'd say that it's 80% about genetics and 20% about all other factors.
Lars Dam said on 23/Jan/16
I'm Danish myself. Danish people are normally very tall. We are fed that dark rye bread from the day we go on solids. That makes tall.
Maybe he did not eat well when he was little because 165 is VERY short for a Danish. At 47, I have a full head of hair, no grays, no wrinkles.
But even though my name is Lars I would probably struggle to pull a bird like that, but I will give it a try and next month in LA.
abcd said on 11/Jan/16
Jake he looks like 179 cm,
if kerry king is 169 cm on this site, Lars is minimum 167cm.
Jake said on 1/Sep/15
Rob, how tall would you say Dave Mustaine is today? Here he is with lars, kerry king, and scott Ian

Click Here

Dave has lost height due to neck surgery. He may of been "6'0" back in the day but not anymore. What is your opinion Rob??
a said on 26/Aug/15
he is perfect 169 :)
drammensveien1 said on 5/May/15
I think he's even a little shorter than 166 cm Click Here
Time has not been kind to him, he looks like a little evil leprechaun,
hmmm, when I think about it, he really is, a little evil leprechaun
120 said on 31/Mar/15
166 cm is spot on
DI said on 6/Feb/15
Sam said on 23/Sep/14
Accurate listing. I think The Big Lebowski included an accurate description of Metallica as a whole but this pretentious guy still gets with several taller supermodels.
Goose said on 8/Oct/13
Seen him in Union Squate NYC -5'5 is right on.
james hetfield said on 20/Jan/12
He's 174 & I'M cAn see it in his pictures with metallica.he's more than 170
linda said on 13/Jan/12
cindy you are a smart person.this height obsession with people is ridicules.are people that insecure they have to try and find something they think is wrong with someone to make themselves feel better?or is it ignorance?the height complex comes from all the people making fun of shorter people so don't blame small people for something society pushed on them=truth.
cindy said on 21/Dec/11
Lars may be shorter but does that REALLY matter? he isn't less of a man. he is still very good looking and charming and fun to watch.
tk said on 18/Dec/11
He looks really small next to his (gorgeous) 5'10'' partner Connie Nielsen.
LG69 said on 28/Nov/11
5'6" for Lars
Giuseppe said on 24/Oct/11
Some of you know how tall Matt Shadows, lead singer of Avenged Sevenfold?
FT said on 5/Sep/11
Re: Whats with these rock gods and their small stature weird....

By weird, do you mean, normal?
The Big Tuna Fish Sandwich said on 31/May/11
I met Anselmo , however it was a CD signing and he was sitting down, so no help there, but he looks about 6' on stage, and in pics. defintly no shorter than 5'11"
HellBoundPower said on 21/Apr/11
I really wish they would add a page for Phil Anselmo. I've always heard that he was 6'1", and swear I saw a picture where is was an inch of so taller than Dave Mustaine. I'll have to look around for it.

Anyway, I'll give Lars 5'6". I can't see him being much smaller than that, if James is in fact 6'1". Unless Lars wears lifts every time they're around each other. He doesn't look 7-8 inches shorter than James.
jtm said on 18/Jan/11
i agree with 5'5.5.
Danimal said on 16/Jan/11
Anonymous says on 15/Jan/11
Looks about 5'4" to me...

Napster owns!

Looks, but isn't. He isn't under 5'6".
Danimal said on 16/Jan/11
Butcher says on 8/Oct/10
Lars Ulrich is 5ft 6. Phil Anselmo is 5ft 7

Butcher is a fitting name, seeing you're butchering Anselmo's height. He's about 5'10" nowadays (after major back surgery). Used to be at least 5'11".
Anonymous said on 15/Jan/11
Looks about 5'4" to me...

Napster owns!
zane said on 17/Nov/10
Whats with these rock gods and their small stature weird....
Lmeister said on 14/Jun/09
Thanks for searching the video metal. I've said at least twice about this statement by Lars.
metal said on 12/Jun/09
Click Here

there he states himself as 5'6 not 5'7 (around 4:20)
Thomas said on 28/May/09
I've seen Metallica in a 2008 concert, and went backstage. Met all of them. Trust me that I'm excellent at estimating heights, sorry for my lack of modesty. But you can trust me on what I'm saying: James is the only one tricky, can appear 6'2" or something like that. But I was lucky, because a friend of mine was there too and he is 6'2" face to face with james, and james was exacly an inch shorter. James is 6'1" and thin. As for the rest of the band, lars is 5'5", 5'5.5" max, Kirk is very, very little above or even 5'7", he was the only one wearing boots, the rest of the band had trainers, and Rob is 5'8", almost the same as kirk in boots. NO WAY Lars is taller than 5'5.5", not in his best mornings, but not smaller than 5'5", which I read some of you posted.
Danimal said on 25/May/09
No, Lars is not under 5'6". Now that Glenn is gone you can tell that he PERSONALLY did not like Lars and that's why he lowered him as much as he did. Lars has been said to be 5'7" on Metallica's website since the 1990's. He's 5'6" and change at the very least.
Vicki said on 18/May/09
I met Metallica in february and he's only an inch or two shorter than me. I'm 5'10 so... he's not 5'5"
Danimal said on 8/May/09
I have backstage passes to see Metallica when they come to Montreal this September. Will do my best to get some pictures.
glenn said on 8/May/09
actually thats my true height there.thats me at 5-5 with kirk.gee,straighten me out with 5-10.5 slash,that would make me 5-6.5.and he wears boots.gee,i look 4 inches smaller next to slash.
Brad said on 7/May/09
Lars is 5' 6", Kirk is a hair shorter than Glenn on the right. Uhhhh, dunno bout that photo.
glenn said on 6/May/09
lars may have stated 5-7 in past,but he doesnt look it.he is 5-6 in the morning if he is lucky.kirk is of similar height to me.a 5-7ish guy,possibly 5-8 morning.he might actually be a hair shorter than me.
glenn said on 6/May/09
i met metallica many times 18 and 5-8.i have a group photo with them too.
18and5'8'' said on 5/May/09
no, he said ''all 5'6'' of me'' and about him outrunning nikki six from motley crue...i can buy him being 5'5.5''-5'5''
T.J. said on 2/May/09
lars look's 5'7"
He even gave that as his height in a Metallica thing on vh1.
he said something about him being 5'7" with long legs being able to run cc from poison in high heels
18and5'8'' said on 28/Apr/09
Glenn you've met metallica?? i hate you lol j/k, also lars is one of my idols as a drummer...yes he's not the best, but he's still good and he rocks
metro said on 14/Apr/09
I met phil on the vulgar tour. he was just about my size with a little more muscle, which would put him about 5'11" and 175ish. Dude is NOT very big, at least he wasn't then. then again, I was pretty loaded on beer so i could be wrong.
adam said on 20/Feb/09
Danimal says on 9/Jan/09
Also, at Phil's largest bodyweight, he was WAY MORE than a mere 190 pounds at 6'0"-6'1". Try an easy 230-240 pounds (a lot of that muscle). He was HUGE in the 1990's before Heroin destroyed him.

Bull. Anselmo was most likely an even six-footer peak but he was never even close to 240lbs! In his prime he was muscular and looked imposing but not huge by any means. He has always had a boxer`s build. Lean and muscular. Big arms but not big shoulders or a big chest. I`d say he could have been 200lbs or slightly over in his hey day but never 240 or even near that.

Hetfield was at least 6-1 peak. More likely 6-2. Hetfield usually dwarfs all the other Metallica members. Lars was never more than 5-6 for sure. And Black Album, Load and Reload suck! Thank you.
robin said on 2/Feb/09
Phil Anselmo at 6' 3'' .. seems quite unrealistic , like saying he weight 200 lbs.. to me he never been more than 5' 11'' 6' top , for 80 to maybe 90 kg .
cfh said on 15/Jan/09
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Da Man said on 14/Jan/09
I'm from the New Orleans area, I've known a couple people in common with Phil and even ran into him a couple times. The guy is a WEAK 6'0", and even though he has a very thick neck, he was never all that heavy.
Danimal said on 14/Jan/09
prince charming says on 13/Jan/09
So the Lars Ulrich rumour that he's 5'7" is off because you can see in this video that he says he is 5'6" at 4min18s Click Here . So I guess nowadays he is kind of 5'5", so you're right Glenn, no more than 5'5". End of story!

Lars is only 45. I doubt he's shrunk a FULL inch. If he was only 5'6" and change in his younger days (he obviously rounded up to 5'7"), then he is probably just shy of 5'6" nowadays. A FLAT 5'5" is too low for him. I don't see him at less than 5'5.5" today.
prince charming said on 13/Jan/09
So the Lars Ulrich rumour that he's 5'7" is off because you can see in this video that he says he is 5'6" at 4min18s Click Here . So I guess nowadays he is kind of 5'5", so you're right Glenn, no more than 5'5". End of story!
glenn said on 11/Jan/09
yes,atc,i have a photo with him from 1990.he was skinny.but his weight varied later on.he did gain really bad at guessing weight.
scarlet said on 11/Jan/09
My guess is Phil anselmo is about 5' 11'' to 6' based also on this pic Click Here
atc said on 10/Jan/09
I guess Phil Anselmo could be anything from 5 ' 11'' to 6 ' maybe 6' 1'' in shoes , but no more , and 230 pounds seems a bit too heavier for him even at is prime , otherwise he wouldn't bounce too much on stage ... maybe more 185 190 its closer to the truth..
what do you think Glenn ? have you ever meet him ?
glenn said on 10/Jan/09
many,many times danimal.since 1990.i have a group photo with them.lombardo is 5-9,araya is 5-10,hanneman is 5-8,king is 5-6.
Danimal said on 9/Jan/09
Glenn have you ever met any of the guys from Slayer?
glenn said on 9/Jan/09
nobody said he was 5-11.he is 6ft or close to it.examine pics of him with the rest of pantera.looks about that to me.vinnie 5-8 to 5-9,dimebag the same.rex 5-9ish.
Danimal said on 9/Jan/09
Also, at Phil's largest bodyweight, he was WAY MORE than a mere 190 pounds at 6'0"-6'1". Try an easy 230-240 pounds (a lot of that muscle). He was HUGE in the 1990's before Heroin destroyed him.
Danimal said on 9/Jan/09
atc says on 8/Jan/09
I always thought Phil anselmo was 6' 4'' !? how could he be as low as 5' 11'' ?

HAHAHA...WHAT? 6'4? Never looked more than 6'0" to me.
atc said on 8/Jan/09
I always thought Phil anselmo was 6' 4'' !? how could he be as low as 5' 11'' ?
necrobutcher said on 6/Jan/09
Phil Anselmo height seems floating pretty much from 6' 3'' to 5' 11'' ?? very strange clarifing proofs would be needed.
dismeier said on 5/Jan/09
Phil Anselmo walked beside me aI guess hes at least 6' 3'' , but I don't have proof ..
john said on 5/Jan/09
Phil Anselmo is listed at 6' 1'' 190 lb in many sites , but to be honest i wouldn't say for sure , maybe his taller or shorter ..who knows ? Could be intresting check some pictures ...
glenn said on 4/Jan/09
i have a photo with phil.he looked 5-11ish,6ft in my photo.he claimed 5-11.3/4 in a magazine.
HellBoundPower said on 3/Jan/09
Lars is pretty short. I'd give him 5'6". As for the Phil Anselmo talk, I've seen him listed as 6'1" pretty frequently, and he seemed taller than everyone else in Down when I saw them in concert, so I'd give him between 6' and 6'1".
glenn said on 1/Jan/09
yeah,the new album is the best in 20 years,but geez,it isnt amazing,and its slightly overated.that being said,lets be grateful.
dexter said on 31/Dec/08
I agree with sol P. Anselmo seemed to be at least 186 188 cm !!
RisingForce said on 27/Dec/08
I agree Glenn. I haven't really liked them since the Black album either. The new album was a step in the right direction in some ways but James voice is shot, Kirk's solos are sloppy and the album gets really repetitive.

Lars has claimed 5-6 and he's probably a weak 5-6. I think you ahve him nailed in the 5-5 to 5-6 range. Not 5-5 flat probably but maybe not a full 5-6 either.

Kirk always struck me as a 5-7, 5-8 guy too. Hard to tell which. A full 5-8 would surprise me though.
sol said on 21/Dec/08
Phil Anselmo is always been looking 185 at least ... to me could difficult to be 100% sure though .
glenn said on 9/Dec/08
i guess you guys are new metallica fans.i was a fan since 1983.maybe not anymore.not since the black album,which is when most of you cropped the 80s it was clear hammet was taller than lars.2-3 inches.i still see these guys.lars gives 5-4 illusions with his posture.5-5ish tops nowadays.i cant remember what he claims,but im willing to give him 5-6 in his youth.or 5-6 if they strectched him out now.kirk is tricky.5-7 is what i always felt.he is more likely 5-7.5.he is very similiar in height to me actually.maybe a hair smaller.
Danimal said on 9/Dec/08
joe II says on 11/Oct/08
in some kind of monster (the doc), there are instances when kirk and lars look the exact same height, sometimes one appears taller than the other...

glenn said on 8/Dec/08
no,no.i met him during cowboys.he seemed 5-11,maybe 6ft if he straightened out.
steve said on 8/Dec/08
Theres a site having Phil anselmo at 188 cm !? maybe he was taller than 182 cm !?
adam said on 14/Nov/08
Phil anselmo was around six feet peak. Now he is definitely shorter because of the back surgery he had.
glenn said on 14/Nov/08
the pics wont pop up for me on my smart phone.phil claimed 5-11 and 3/4s once.
atc said on 13/Nov/08
I found this picClick Here from this photobucket site of Phil anselmo next to Dave Mustaine they look same height , although I 'm curious about the footwear... if Mustaine is really 182 cm so Anselmo should be close , my guess is that Mustaine is more 180 cm no more anyway , what do you think Glen , Rob ?
Roy said on 6/Nov/08
Phil anselmo his between 180 to 188 cm according to many sites, very wide range of heights ! .
jamal said on 21/Oct/08
in an interview on heavy: the story of metal, lars said he was 5'6 when referencing an incident with nikki six
me said on 18/Oct/08
lol, so that guy stu is 5ft 8?? sure.
joe II said on 11/Oct/08
in some kind of monster (the doc), there are instances when kirk and lars look the exact same height, sometimes one appears taller than the other...
Metal Daze 1983 said on 24/Sep/08
Lars is probably about 5'4. James is 6'1, Cliff was 6'0.5, Kirk is about 5'8
Anonymous said on 27/Mar/08
yea kirk was like 5'8-5'9 back then. but he still average though, pretty much everyone in that band is average, lars is pretty short, james is tall.
Anonymous said on 2/Mar/08
I use to think lars is 5'7, but I believe 5'5.5-5'6 makes sense, he's pretty short. Kirk and all the bassist except cliff (he's tall) are like average height. James Hetfield is tall. Kirk use to be taller back then, now he shrunk alittle bit.
Anonymous said on 20/Feb/08
Lars & wife, definitly 5'5"

Click Here
Lmeister said on 14/Jan/08
I'd give him 5ft6 peak height since he has stated it at least in 2 rock/metal documentaries. I think he'd still hit 5ft6, if he'd stand straight. I have seen quite a few pics where he actually looks taller than Kirk. Kirk just has a "taller" appereance.
glenn said on 10/Dec/07
5-6 is very 5-5 illusions.or is 5-5ish.
Danimal said on 9/Dec/07
I don't think he's less than 5'6". Just my opinion though.
Anonymous said on 9/Dec/07
Stu can't be 5.8 because he's smaller than Lars!
glenn said on 16/Oct/07
yeah,never mind that i met lars when he was a pup too.and still as short.
xD said on 15/Oct/07
serious? joggin' affects your height? WTF
Danimal said on 7/Oct/07
Well, he's in his 40's and he jogs/runs EVERYDAY for the last 13 years. Jogging/running puts a tremendous strain on ones knees and back.
glenn said on 6/Oct/07
i accept 5-6.nothing more.he gives the strange illusion of much shorter in the last few years when i see him club hopping with other a-list goers laugh at his height.
Danimal said on 5/Oct/07
I still see at least 5'6".
glenn said on 5/Oct/07
exactly jim.thanks for backing me.
Jim said on 4/Oct/07
I was at the Metallica concert in 2004 in Pittsburgh and managed to be the first one in the door and got to be in the front row. At one point Lars jumped off the stage onto the floor then right into my joke. My girlfriend was right next to me when this happened and she is 5'4 and they seemed to be about the same size. I'd give Lars an inch so 5-5.5 if perfect
Stu said on 27/Sep/07
Hi, I'm the Stu guy with Lars in the pic. I can confirm that I was wearing pretty flat shoes at the time and Lars had thick-soled boots on. I firmly believe he is a 5-7 which is what most sources put him at anyway. The picture is very recent (July 2007).
glenn said on 21/Sep/07
danimal-and your point? lars doesnt shrink too? i only met him once? your comment made no sense.and im not 5-7 at night.5-7.25 to 5-7.5.the lars thing is getting old.
Danimal said on 20/Sep/07
Glenn, in all fairness man and I say this will ALL DUE RESPECT, but you do mention that you are 5'8" straight out of bed, as I am 5'9.5" straight out of bed. MOST people don't get measured straight out of bed. Most people get measured mid-day, where they have already lost 3/4". You have said that you are as low as 5'7" by night and some of these pics of you with stars are clearly taken at night, where you are no longer 5'8".
glenn said on 20/Sep/07
exactly ras.well said.and some have the nerve to say im 5-6,5-7,which i never understood.i think i look taller than 5-8 in some photos.
mel said on 19/Sep/07
guys, shoes make a big difference!
ras said on 19/Sep/07
xD says on 15/Sep/07
why does kirk look so tall in that picture? i thought he was 5'7.5?

Because of the pavement advantage, one is slouching more than the other one, bad pose, footwear is taller, angle, etc. Sometimes Glenn looks eye to eye with 5 ft 10ish-11ish guys due to some (or maybe all) of these reasons.
glenn said on 18/Sep/07
exactly d-ray.did you ever see him in town? he is a club hopper here.
D. Ray Morton said on 17/Sep/07
He may be 5'7". In boots.
Danimal said on 16/Sep/07
There is a pic on the net, where Lars is not wearing anything back stage and is standing right next to Kirk, James and the bassist from Maiden and Lars is a fraction shorter than Kirk and they are all barefoot.
Viper said on 16/Sep/07
Seems like Lars is a shapeshifter.
xD said on 15/Sep/07
why does kirk look so tall in that picture? i thought he was 5'7.5?
glenn said on 14/Sep/07
not the greatest pics danimal and that top has lars looking 5-5.cause kirk isnt for the stu pic,so what? there are plenty of pics on the site where i look unusually short or tall.i cant see their feet,ground,or examine footwear.
Franco said on 14/Sep/07
Deanimal......did i ever told you the story of the BOOT PAIR? no?

well i won't because LARS is always wearing these 4cm or so boots and why not maybe even lifts occasionally.

i can accept 5'6 without problems but not more than 168cm.
Danimal said on 14/Sep/07
The man is minimum 5'6":
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And YES, he once was taller than Kirk Hammett.
Eva said on 14/Sep/07
well i don't see it... and how do you explain that picture with lars and stu... it says stu is 5'8... they look the same height....
glenn said on 14/Sep/07
exactly trueheight.
trueheight said on 14/Sep/07
5'5 - that pick w/ Kirk - Glenn should be the same as Kirk who's 5'8, Glenn is slouched and huddled down to about 5'4 or 5'5 - and Lars isn't much taller than that
glenn said on 13/Sep/07
and im not leaning in either in the lars pics? look how much bigger i appear.leaning in just as much,if not more in the one pic with hammet.
glenn said on 13/Sep/07
yeah eva im 5-6.the real fool is not seeing the 1000 pics up on the site,many where i look 5-9.
Danimal said on 13/Sep/07
Glenn, I'm sure he's the one laughing when he goes to the art gallery and sells his next painting for $30 million again. His ex-wife (Tyler) was QUITE the hot one ;).
Franco said on 12/Sep/07
he does look 5'5 / 5'6 at most

so 5'5.5 is perfect.
Lmeister said on 12/Sep/07
He stated in some heavy metal documentary made by MTV. He was talking about how they used to laugh at Mötley Crue and that they wanted to kick his ass and he said that luckily he is a fast runner, because he is a small guy only 5'6''. I'll find the clip when I have time. I think the documentary was about Thrashmetal.
glenn said on 12/Sep/07
but he isnt 5-7.look at my pics.
Danimal said on 12/Sep/07
When has Lars stated 5'6" Lmeister. His own WEBSITE has him at 5'7" and has for the last 12 years.
maximus said on 12/Sep/07
looks 5'6 to me.....
Lmeister said on 12/Sep/07
I don't understand why people disregard the fact that Lars has stated 5'6'' not 5'7''. Nowadays he is 5'5''ish, maybe he has lost height could also be that he just has a really bad posture.
glenn said on 12/Sep/07
no way 5-6 and change.
glenn said on 12/Sep/07
he has been listed at 5-7 though.5-6 is very,very generous.
Lmeister said on 12/Sep/07
He never has claimed 5'7''. He has said in Metallica/Heavy Metal documentaries that he is 5'6''.
glenn said on 12/Sep/07
im still secure with saying 5-5.
Anonymous said on 12/Sep/07
I agree Lars is more 5'6" then 5'7"
glenn said on 11/Sep/07
no way is he 5-7.but put up as you wish.5-6 tops.
Danimal said on 11/Sep/07
The man is not under 5'6". Probably 5'6" and change.
emirturk said on 11/Sep/07
what is the correct answer? 5'5 or 5'7 ?

Editor Rob
maybe he will creep up.
Danimal said on 11/Sep/07
I always thought was at least 5'6".

Editor Rob
the Stu fellow says he had flat shoes, lars bigger boots but still might be near 5ft 7.
Insomniac said on 30/Jul/07
Lars Ulrich is 5'7". saw him and he is exactly my height. i am 5'7" and he doesnt wear lifts.
HellBoundPower said on 28/Jul/07
Actually has Kirk listed as 5'8", Lars as 5'7", Rob as 5'9", and James as 6'1". I think they're all dead on except Lars being more 5'6" than 5'7".
glenn said on 18/Jul/07
is this guy kidding me?
always right said on 17/Jul/07
why not go to their official web pages and find out 'officially'?

as listed:

lars ulrich- 5'7"
kirk hammet- 5'9"
james hetfield-6'1"
dave mustaine- 5'11 1/2"
HellBoundPower said on 4/Jul/07
I always though Lars was more 5'7", but I've never met him so I wouldn't know. Anyway, I'd say he's still 5'6". And the person talking about adding a Phil Anselmo page is dead on. Make it happen Rob.
Lmeister said on 8/May/07
Problem is that Lars has stated at least in couple of documentaries that he is a little guy and that he is 5'6''. The official website has wrong info. Nowadays he is closer to 5'5.5''.
xD said on 6/May/07
On the Some Kind Of Monster documentary, Lars and Kirk look the same, Kirk looked shorter at some points. Then, towards the end when they are all standing together onstage, Rob, Kirk and Lars looked the same height, and James towered over them. James = 185cm, Rob = 175cm, Lars = 170cm, Kirk = 176 (I think) according to Metallica website
Moodiac said on 24/Apr/07
how long are we gonna wait till you create a James Hetfield thread? Come on Glenn... You don't need a Pic, just create a Hetfield thread and the people know what they have to write...
wasa said on 8/Feb/07
166cm or not, this guy is banging one of the hottest girls on earth..
Glenn said on 3/Jan/07
Phil is 5-11.5.I heard it from his mouth.
Glenn said on 11/Nov/06
So you agree with the 1983-1989 period Danimal.I heard he rarely touches a marker or poses in the last 10 years too.he was ultra cool in the early 90s.Lars was Lars is super sweet.
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
I never pay attention to lyrics,but yeah,that was the worst part.
Danimal said on 9/Nov/06
Glenn, you haven't been missing much. 1993 was there last great year live. James is a pop/country singer now and had been since the mid nineties. He was 6'1" at this peak. There is NO denying that. Moodiac, just because you stand eye to eye with someone, it doesn't mean you're the same height. Foreheads can be longer on certain people and there is also something called depth perception. Cliff Burton was 6'2" (an inch taller than the THEN mighty Het).
Lmeister said on 16/Oct/06
Lars said 5'6'' in one Heavy Metal documentary. I think it is his peak height nowadays closer to 5'5''...
Anonymous said on 3/Oct/06
That looks about right. Lars has said 5'6 so close enough.
D. Ray Morton said on 26/Sep/06
Hey gang.

I met Marty in '90 after a Megadeth gig (I think they were opening for Priest on the "Painkiller" tour - the two guys who stood out that evening to me were Marty and Scott Travis - ex-Shrapnel dudes both). Not sure on his *exact* exact height, but, barefoot, I'd give him 5'6"- and that's tops. He was wearing boots that were probably about 2+ inches thick and was still basically my height.

The other thing about Marty is that he is - seriously - one of THE nicest, humblest cats I have ever met. Just a wonderful guy.

Someone I really regret not having had the opportunity to meet is Jason Becker, though I've heard repeatedly that he's an incredible person, as well. He certainly was - along with Shawn Lane and a couple of others - the most advanced guitarist to come down the pike in years. (Why must tragedy befall all these amazing characters when they have so much more music left in them?)
Glenn said on 26/Sep/06
Marty is 5-6.5 to 5-7.more on the 5-7.
billy bo said on 25/Sep/06
anybody know how tall marty friedman is?i've seen him wearing heels alot
Glenn said on 12/Sep/06
Or Bulemia.but I only threw up once or twice.hard to say.
Viper652 said on 12/Sep/06
Kirk looks dead on 5-7.
Glenn said on 10/Sep/06
Jason is being modest.he is for sure a hair over 5-9 at least.I was 117 at 5-7 to a high of 185 at around 180.
Danimal said on 9/Sep/06
What kills me is that Kirk was 134 pounds until the early 2000's. That's super thin. The least I've ever weighed at my height is 156 pounds and I was thin.
Danimal said on 9/Sep/06
Jason claimed 5'8"-5'9" and 150 pounds. He was thin, yet muscular.
Glenn said on 9/Sep/06
Kirk is a hair under 5-8.Newsted was close to 5-10! or at least 5-9.25
Danimal said on 8/Sep/06
He's claimed both 5'7" and 5'8". 5'8" is what is on the official Metallica page. They have Kirk at 5'8", Lars at 5'7", James at 6'1" and Rob at 5'9". Jason used to get 5'8" and 5'9". Mustaine 5'11" and 6'0" and Cliff Burton a whopping 6'2".
Glenn said on 8/Sep/06
Hard to say D.kirk might be a half inch smaller.I read 5-7,5-7.5 on him years ago.and he looks it.
Danimal said on 7/Sep/06
Glenn, were you Kirk's height?
Glenn said on 30/Aug/06
Thanks D.Ray!
Danimal said on 29/Aug/06
D. Ray, that was an excellent show. I haven't seen it until just now. I always knew that Lars was a very articulate and intelligent man, but my hat goes off to Chuck D, for expressing his own views in a much more open-minded fashion than Lars. Thanks for posting that.
Glenn said on 28/Aug/06
Do you know how many times I walked over to the wrong car if my friend bought a new car? cause I dont have interest in cars.or sports and other macho things such as drinking.Dr.Ray-tell me more details about the Lars/Chuck debate.thanks.
Glenn said on 27/Aug/06
Lots of pics with fact I met himbefore I met Metallica and was one of the first metal celebs I ever met going back to 1987.great guy.6ft.
D. Ray Morton said on 27/Aug/06
"You shouldn't post pics with only someone's upper torso. It's not valid in my opinion."

Okay, how about: Click Here

If James were standing completely straight, he would have a good 7"+ on Lars.

Lars next to 5'8"-5'9" Rob Trujillo: Click Here

Let's give James a 2" cowboy boot benefit of the doubt here: Click Here

Again: 5'6" and a bit in sneakers with 1" (+?) soles. So, barefoot, he ain't anything over 5'5
Viper652 said on 26/Aug/06
I agree with you Danimal, I just dont see Lars below 5-6.
Danimal said on 25/Aug/06
That pic of James and Lars can be VERY misleading. James is a redneck (even though he's the best!!!) and he ALWAYS wears cowboy boots. We can't see their feet, or anything. You shouldn't post pics with only someone's upper torso. It's not valid in my opinion. There are so many better pics to provide for evidence. I still say he is NOT less than 5'6" and change.
Danimal said on 26/Jul/06
Lars only weighs 130 pounds. The thing is, if Lars is only 5'5", which I doubt, then Kirk was only 5'5" in 1983 (Kill'em All era). Kirk claims to be 5'7"-5'8". If anything Lars is just under 5'6". I never saw a FULL 8" difference between Lars and James. BTW Ayreon, Trujillo is not 5'9", seeing he appears the exact same height as Kirk, or even slightly shorter.
D. Ray Morton said on 26/Jul/06
Lars is definitely NOT 5'7". That you can take to the bank. He looked about 5'6" and change in sneakers when I talked to him; I made a mental note of his appearing shorter in person than his advertised height (not to mention what a small frame he had). So I'd just about bet the farm on 5'5.5" barefoot, though Glenn could be right about the 5'5" (he's doubtless seen the guy a lot more than I have, afterall).
Viper652 said on 22/Jul/06
Lars has always looked a solid 5-6 to me, but I guess 5-5 could be his real height.
Glenn said on 21/Jul/06
Im not going anywhere.and I hope that if you ever sell the site Rob,that you will still be involved.I hope you stay running it,like I said awhile ago,should something happen to me or my photos,at least they are immortal here. J-thanks man! you and the other regulars rule too.yeah,I never been on a forum interest,until this site.
Danimal said on 20/Jul/06
Really Glenn??? Lars is only 5'5"? I would give him 5'6" and change. Dude get a pic of you two if you can and post it. BTW, where that Rollins pic?
Glenn said on 19/Jul/06
Trujillio isnt 5-9.he is 5-8.and Newstead is a hair over 5-9.and for millionth time LARS is 5-5.I see him all the time lately.
Danimal said on 18/Jul/06
The reason why Kirk used to appear shorter in their Kill'em days is because he probably was shorter than Lars back then. Take into account that Kirk was only 20 in 1983 and probably didn't full stop growing. Kirk has said that he is betwen 5'7" and 5'8. Lars says 5'7" and may be rounding up slightly. James does't appear as tall as his 6'1" nowadays, but in the past, with his 3" cowboy boots, he towered over people. I have an MTV awards show from 1996, where Snoop Dog presents Metallica an award for Until it Sleeps and Snoop looks 2-3 inches taller than James. Cliff had an inch on James. Jason was between 5'8" and 5'9" and Rob Trujillo says he's 5'9", but I think he's rounding, seeing Kirk appears taller than him. As for their weights, that's another discussion. James is like me. His weight fluctuates all the time. BTW, I met James about a month and a half ago and got his signature. He's tall man.
Glenn said on 17/Jul/06
Hammet is 5-7,5-7.5.Trujillio is 5-8.
Lmeister said on 15/Jul/06
Dear Rob, Could U also add the height of Rob Trujillo. I think he is really close to Kirk Hammett. Like Glenn has stated he is 5'8''not 5'9''as listed in other websites.
Glenn said on 26/Jun/06
Lars is me.end of does anyone see hammet at the same height as Lars,I dont know.when he is clearly 2 inches taller.
trueheight said on 24/Jun/06
you guys do forget that James loves wearing large boots as well. the only person who consistently wears sneakers are Rob T
trueheight said on 24/Jun/06
c'mon, why is he at 5'5? I've always seen 5'7 - 5'8. the evidence isn't all that convincing imo. that must also mean that Hammett is 5'5 as well? again, not likely
Moodiac said on 5/Jun/06
I was yesterday at Rock Im Park and went backstage. I am greek, live in germany and 181cm without shoes, proved by a doctor. At first I met James Hetfield cuz this dude is a god, he was in his boots about 1 or 2 cm taller than me, almost the same eyeline with me. Then i met the rest of Metallica and Lars can't be more than 170cm, he didn't even reached my eyes with his hair! His eyeline was somewhere above my mouth, maybe at the same height with my chin. Kirk and Rob were almost at the same height but their tallest points reached actually my eyeline. I would rate James 183cm, Lars 168cm, Kirk 175cm and Rob 173cm.

By the way you wrote Metalicca instead of Metallica!
watson said on 31/May/06
Lars said on "HEAVY: The story of Metal" that he is 5' 6"

Editor Rob
I hadn't really checked any comments here, but just now, looking at this guy, I agree with what glenn and others had said, he is shorter...
YaoMing said on 23/Apr/06
lars ulrich is one of the few short people who don't have a problem with their height. he's regulary wearing flat shoes and never lied or rounded up his height.
Sammo said on 26/Jan/06
Judging by the pictures I've seen of him 170cm sounds right,compared to other band members. Though could be shorter even .

On the subject of the height of young finns, 182cm (5'11'½) was reported to be the average of present day army conscripts, so of course the average is below that, but not by too much anymore, I myself being 182cm feel very average among people my age (19) ..sorry for this offtopic jabbering, but I had to share my thoughts :P
The Dane said on 18/Jan/06
Lars is Danish and stands at least 170 tall. I would say 176. I
Marc said on 16/Jan/06
Lars is known to be short. According to their site he is 5'7".
Anshelm said on 12/Jan/06
Young Finnish males averaged 179.2 cm (females 166.0 cm) in 1998, and 178.5 cm (women 165.3 cm) cirka 1992. I'd guess 179–180 cm (females 166–167 cm) should be about right today.
Glenn said on 12/Jan/06
he is 5-5.
D. Ray Morton said on 9/Dec/05
I've met Ulrich. About 5'6.5" in tennis shoes. Very small-framed guy, too - a twig. Where on earth does all that power come from?
Anonymous said on 7/Dec/05
Being a lifelong Metallica fan, Lars is 5'7" and 130 pounds, Kirk is between 5'7"-5'8" and 134 pounds, Cliff Burton was 6'2", Dave Mustaine is between 5'11"-6'0" and about 140 pounds, Jason was 5'8"-5'9" and 150 pounds, Robert Trujillo is 5'9" and 190 pounds and James is 6'1" and varies between 175-190 pounds, depending if he is touring or recording. The latter he is known to be heavier...Tale of the tape.
Horatio said on 21/Nov/05
James Hetfield is a head taller than the rest of the guys in Metallica. The rest of the guys are all 5'7"-5-9".
KBZON said on 19/Nov/05
Kirk Hammet is shorter.
Lobo said on 1/Nov/05
The average height of young finnish males is 182cm? Do you have a source for that?
That would make them easily the tallest scandinavians.
trueheight said on 11/Jun/05
in some kind of monster, he is barefoot alot in the studio, and actually looks 5'7. He just looks small compared to James Hetfield who is already 6'1 and wears thick heels alot. I think Lars and Kirk are about the same, there are alot of pics from their early years in which Lars if taller than Kirk... go figure
Mr. Awesome said on 5/Jun/05
I've never met Lars, but I have met Metallica frontman James Hetfield (at disney mgm studios), and he really is every bit of the 6'1'' he gets listed as. In pictures where the 2 are standing straight, Lars consistantly comes up to right under James's nose, which would make him at the very least, 7 inches shorter than James. So without taking into account any large boots Lars might be wearing, the 5'5'' measurement seems more accurate.
Paul said on 2/Jun/05
I also think he looks less than that, but he's a great drummer though.
I'm from Argentina and I'm 1,75 (5 ft 9) which is very short for an Argentinian :S
Lmeister said on 19/Apr/05
Emppu Vuorinen is pretty small around 165 cm. He is always wearing New Rock boots and still isn't the same height as Tarja Turunen (singer of Nighwish) who is 164 cm + stilettos = 174cm...but back to Lars he really looks less than 170 cm. I think he was that height 15 years ago, but nowadays barely hits the 5'6'' mark...
Smoke said on 19/Apr/05
Hmm...on Virtual Finland it has the average Finnish male's hieght at 178 cm, and the average female height at 163 cm. These averages are not at all far behind averages for the general populations of many countries. Obviously in most every country young people are taller, so Finland is no different from everyone else. I'm pretty sure the average young Dutchman is about 183 cm, and the average young Canadian is also pretty well on the 6 foot mark. May I also note that Nightwish guitarist Emppu Vuorinen's lack of height is well known.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Apr/05
On the topic of Finland, I found Michael Monroe of Hanoi Rocks mentioning that he is "182cm, so 6'3".. I think he needs to work out if he's 5ft 11.5 or 6ft 3...that's a big difference!
Smoke said on 18/Apr/05
Well Lmeister you may be slightly below average for a Finn at 173 cm, but the average Finnish guy is only 178 cm, so you are not that short! My parents are from your neck of the woods, and I know that unfortunetaly Finns are not quite as tall as their Swedish neighbours, though Finns are better at hockey. ;)
Lmeister said on 18/Apr/05
Lars might be 5'6''. I saw him in Helsinki last summer and he really looked short.
I am only 5'8'' which is pretty short for a Finn, nevertheless I was taller than tiny Lars wearing boots...

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