How tall is Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux's Height

6ft 2 ¼ (188.6 cm)

English TV Presenter. He said once in his program, well 'rapped' "I'm six foot two in a compact, but luckily the seats go back" and in another documentary on Swinging, he described himself as standing "Six-Feet Two Inches" with a weight of "160 pounds." In 2021 he also claimed 6ft 2 and a half.

How tall is Louis Theroux
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Average Guess (27 Votes)
6ft 2.34in (188.8cm)
5'7 and a fraction said on 29/Nov/23
How big would you say his head was Rob?
Editor Rob
About 10 inches.
secondrowback said on 27/Nov/23
Always thought he was a strong 6'2 but having watched his recent TV programme with Anthony Joshua, Louis looked flat 6'1. AJ seemed to have 5 inches on him with maybe slightly more footwear. If AJ is 6'5 1/2 then Louis was 6'1.
5'7 and a fraction said on 31/Dec/22
Rory said on 15/Nov/22
I'm not so sure the the fraction over was necessary, a legit 6ft2 no question but 2.25 seems a bit charitable. I think his lean,rectangular frame adds to his height.

But many legit 6'2ers on here are often put at 1/4 over like Ben Affleck which means they may likely measure a fraction over. Everyone agrees Louis Theroux is a legit 6'2er and can sometimes appear taller as you said, so I don't see how it's unreasonable why Louis shouldn't get the 1/4 over as well. Legit 6'2 and 6'2 1/4 are the same thing at the end of the day.
5'7 and a fraction said on 30/Dec/22
Good upgrade👍
Honest5'11" said on 28/Nov/22
@dreus23 It looks like the same difference: 2 inches. Big enough to see it, but not towering. I guess you at 5'7" think you look the same as a 5'9" guy? Lmao. Most people (not all) add around 1-2 inches to their height. So no wonder the 5'9"-5'10" male average becomes suddenly about 6'0".
Rory said on 15/Nov/22
I'm not so sure the the fraction over was necessary, a legit 6ft2 no question but 2.25 seems a bit charitable. I think his lean,rectangular frame adds to his height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jul/22
Spot on.

He's textbook of a real strong 6ft2er should look like on the street. Will always look tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jun/22
Rob, perhaps adding that fraction wouldn't hurt?

Right between his two claims
Editor Rob
If he did get 6ft 2.5 at an earlier appointment, then yeah 2.25 is perfectly fair.
Andrey200 said on 20/May/22
5'7 and a bit said on 3/May/22
Upgrade long over due. He looks like a robust 6'2 in everything i've seen him. He's been described as 6'2.5, he claims 6'2.5, he's notably over 6'2 compared to others (and who's heights we roughly know.)

An upgrade to 6'2.5, 6'2.25 at least would be more accurate imo
dreus23 said on 18/Apr/22

Look I get your point but that's just not true lol. A lot if people do lie about their height by around 2 inches, but once you reach 6'2 range you're usually so tall that you have no reason to lie about height, and therefore anyone who doesn't lie about their height would realize the difference between a 6'2 and 6'4 person.

Also, at least in my perception, shorter people tend to look closer in height. Like, a 5'6 and 5'8 person, while one is clearly taller than the other, usually don't look as far away from each other as a 6'2 and 6'4 person would.
Honest5'11" said on 6/Mar/22
This is how a legit 6'2" should look like. Can easily claim 6'4" and get away with it.
Mike10101 said on 20/Feb/22
Wow. I'm really surprised if he was only 6ft 2.

I know there seems to be times when he's self described himself in that range but still.

Looks 6ft4. A 6ft2 person doesn't tower over the majority of civilians the way Louis seems to. I think we need to go deeper and some side-by-sides with people we legit know the height of.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/22
He really can look 6ft2½
Blake said on 29/Jan/22
Rob, he claimed 6 ft 2 and a half on true Geordie podcast recently. I’d give him 6 ft 2 and 1/8th
Editor Rob
That's what a fair few have guessed him and in this case he gives a fractional claim.
OriginalAnon said on 9/Jan/22
188cm flat. He can’t be over when you look at him next to some guys around the same height like Ainsley
MaskDeMasque said on 30/Jan/21
I think 6'2.25 is more likely than a flat 6'2. Always looks a solid tall guy in his documentaries and is rarely shorter than the people he speaks too.
Mikester said on 3/Jan/21
the heart and personality of a 7ft god.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jul/20
Rob, are you considering giving him a fraction more?
Editor Rob
I don't know, but I understand why you'd give him the 1/4 as he can pull off strong 6ft 2 range most of the time.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Mar/20
Proportionally looks like a 6ft2+ guy. No one would bat an eyeline if he claimed 6ft3
Ferdinand said on 14/Jul/19
6ft 2 and change without question. Towers over just about everyone he’s filmed with.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 30/May/19
Rob, don't you think he easily look 6'2 when having loose posture? I mean he maybe close to 6'2 1/2 and downplay 6'2.
Editor Rob
It's arguable he could be a fraction over and not bother with the extra bit.
Terry said on 11/May/19
I would of guessed 6'3 minimum. He is a tall guy. Nice guy as well.
Lafferty said on 3/May/19
This listing is ridiculous, Rob, he looks 190cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/May/18
Well Rob, he certainly can look that quite often
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Feb/18
Christian, I'm not basing it off just that one photo...I've seen enough of him beside others and if you look at older posts someone found a quote where he said 6ft2½.

I think it's possible
Editor Rob

The article described louis at that, but he was never directly quoted.

"Despite the stubble and the crumpled shirt and his general air of distraction, he strikes a handsome figure – dark, big brown eyes, 6ft 2 1/2in tall"
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 3/Jan/18

He shouldn't get an upgrade just because he has tall proportions in one pic.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/18
Could easily pass for a 6ft4 guy in the above photo...

Definitely one of the few "for certain" guys who should get a slight upgrade
Blake said on 28/Dec/17
Rob, I noticed he claimed 6 ft 2 while he was putting out an advert to a local newspaper, in his documentary on swingers. I see you have a height claim already, but your current one sounds a tad wishy washy. Here is a screengrab of his height claim subtitled I uploaded to imgur Click Here
Editor Rob
yes, I'll mention that as well, since he gave a weight too!
sean5 said on 26/Aug/17
Seen his documentaries again, still think he looks at least 6'2.5
Aza said on 22/Jul/17
I do think he's a bit over 6'2 so am voting 6'2.5
slothee said on 20/Jul/17
At first I thought he was 6'3-4"! Looking more closely...probably more 6'2.5"-.75" range. 6'2" seems too low.
Gwynbleidd said on 12/Jul/17
Minimum 6' 2.5". No way he's 'just' 6' 2". I think he's just being humble like usual.
Adam said on 23/May/17
In all his documentaries, literally no one seems to be taller than him. Seems maybe even more like 6'2.5 to 6'3.
delancey said on 24/Feb/17
Love Louie! Also agree he needs an upgrade, 6'3 to my eyes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/17
Been down here way too long....needs an upgrade Rob!

"Louis Theroux's Height: 6ft 2½in (189.23cm)"
Pip said on 1/Nov/16
He says 6ft 2" on the Louis Theroux rap episode - "I'm 6ft 2" in a compact, no slack, but luckily the seats go back" ;)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
A clear 6ft2-3 range guy. Definitely one of the few underlisted.
MaskDeMasque said on 25/Oct/15
After binge watching his doucmentaries on netflix, i'd say he's a solid 6'2. Surely he's at least 6'2.25 rob?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/15
Rob, I think 189cm might be closer.
tom said on 21/Apr/15
Been watching some of his shows and I wouldn't be surprised if he was taller than this - seems like he's got at least three inches on almost everybody. Very few people seem to meet his eyes.
sean5 said on 10/Jan/15
He has claimed 6'2 more than once but seen his documentaries and looks more 6'2.5-6'3 I'm not sure if it's his footwear or a small chance he undermeasured himself by having your back and head against the wall?
JohnGB said on 11/Oct/14
It does help his tall appearance though that his shoulders are very high and square compared to most people.
JohnGB said on 7/Oct/14
In the Weird Weekends series, swinging episode, he dictates an advert for the paper and says 6'2, 160lbs. Thin guy back then! I still think he's slightly more though but, hey, who knows.
JohnGB said on 4/Oct/14
I don't think he's over 190cm, but I'd guess either at or very close to it. I agree about the jeff Goldlbum handsome idea, he is definitely handsome, but will appeal to the nerd fanatics more. Always looks tall, it's quite rare to see someone taller than him in his programs and if so it's typically by an inch at most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
Rob, do you think a fraction over 6ft2 might be closer?
Judy said on 16/May/14
Tall and hot. Someone get a tape measure.
Arch Stanton said on 14/May/14
He's not exactly "handsome" as in Rob Lowe handsome, but he's what I call a "handsome geek" much like Jeff Goldblum, a tall, dark, slim guy who looks a bit of a nerd but will find that quite a few women find him attractive and sophisticated. They're always the types to watch out for, kinky as hell LOL.
Ulysses said on 13/May/14
No Surprises says on 5/Apr/14
"Tall & dark = handsome"

True that. If Theroux was 5'7 he'd be considered average looking, but put his face on a 6'2 frame and he instantly becomes "handsome". Such is life.
MD said on 7/Apr/14
It does? I always thought the line was "Tall, dark AND handsome." Anyway, not a big deal, it just seems like strange wording, to me.
No Surprises said on 5/Apr/14
Tall & dark = handsome.
MD said on 4/Apr/14
Is "handsome" used differently in the UK? I mean, he's not ugly, but handsome?
Editor Rob
I don't think so. Maybe some people are generous with the word at times.
Fire said on 3/Apr/14
"he strikes a handsome figure – dark, big brown eyes, 6ft 2 1/2in tall"

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/14
"Louis Theroux's height is 6ft 2.5in (189cm)"

I've seen a bit of Weird Weekends and this guy honestly looks closer to 6ft3. The very least you could give him is 189cm. But I think 190cm might even be on the cards. He's a tall bloke.
lelman said on 10/Nov/13
Looks tall as hell on Weird Weekends, I would have guessed 6'4" or more. It's rare that anybody on that show comes even close to him in terms of height. I guess his skinny frame must add to that idea, and he must not meet many tall people.
Kyuss said on 15/Apr/13
6-2" as a minimum imo,possible close to 6-3" perhaps.
Trent said on 31/Jan/13
I remember Ainsley Harriott being on his "Paul and Debbie" documentary, although I can't remember how they appeared together height-wise.

Theroux has claimed 6'2.5 as well, though I do think 6'2 is closer, for instance with Chris Eubank and Uri Gellar.

I think he can look 6'3 because of his lanky build, yes, and maybe a footwear advantage. I noticed he seems to prefer chunkier Nike Shox style trainers to flat canvas types. This could give him an extra half inch over a lot of people.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Jan/13
anon says on 10/Jan/13
Ainsley Harriott looked taller in one episode. Harriott claims 6'3'' but always looks under, same with James Martin who also claims 6'3'' I think but definitely not. Marco Pierre White taller than both.

Really? Ainsley Harriott I thought has always looked around 6'3" and Marco Pierre White, yeah he's a strong 6'3" I think. James Martin looks more 6'2". Thereoux can look 6'3" but I think its his lanky build.
anon said on 10/Jan/13
Ainsley Harriott looked taller in one episode. Harriott claims 6'3'' but always looks under, same with James Martin who also claims 6'3'' I think but definitely not. Marco Pierre White taller than both.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Dec/12
Na, he looks nothing less than 189cm. He does have a thin build which makes him look lanky, but he just looks too tall to be anything under 189cm. He gives off a 6'3" impression much more than 6'2" in my opinion.
Trent said on 1/Nov/12
Rob, I really don't think she would have given such a specific height if it was just her estimate. She probably asked him and then described him as such. So I see it as a claim.

Maybe that could just be what he is a bit earlier in the day, though. It's hard to tell. I think he is close to his listing or claim though.
Shaun said on 10/Oct/12
See "When Louis Met:Jimmy Savile 16:45

Click Here

Saville I thought was around 5'7" but Theroux looks an easy 6'3" iun comparison.
Shaun said on 10/Oct/12
Rob he needs an upgrade he's claimed 6'2.5" which he looks bare minimum. He often looks near 6'4".
Editor Rob
that was the article author describing theroux, I never saw him claim it directly, although it's possible he is.
Shaun said on 30/Aug/12
He's got the Goldblum factor alright, tall and quite handsome Jewish-looking geek and I think a lot of women would fancy him who don't normally go for the studious types. My sister finds him repulsive though. He reminds me of somebody I was in uni with who looked pretty similar and quite quiet and a bit of a nerd but was actually a right kinky devil and managed to pull lots of chicks, but they came to him, not vice versa! You know what they say about the quiet types! 6'2.5" looks about right but he can look taller as he's skinny.
Phil said on 14/Jun/12
Mask, he actually claimed '6ft 2 1/2in tall'. Look at this article: Click Here
MaskDeMasque said on 10/Jun/12
i think he's a strong 6'2. .5 maybe even .75 but seems a modest guy who would round down.
Tommy said on 11/Feb/12
I think 6'2 is just right. He looked around 4 inches above Eubank, who was listed at 5'10. He also looked a bit over Uri Gellar, who described himself as 6'1, but is listed at 6' on this site. I think he's an example of what a true 6'2 looks like. People often underestimate such heights because many 6' and 6'1 people will say they're 6'2.
Shaun said on 26/Nov/11
He can look 6'3" at times granted.
G-MANN said on 20/Aug/11
When he says he's 6'2" during his rap song, he think he's being modest. He could be well 6 foot 2 and a half or even pushing 6'3". He seems so tall in his programs. In When Louis Met Chris Eubank, he meets Jeremy Clarkson (who claims 6'5") at the BBC and seems almost the same heigt as him, although Clarkson probably isn't standing up totally straight.
Ricky Alo said on 29/Jun/11
He is atleast 6'4 ;)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/11
Looks 189cm...
Shaun said on 4/Mar/11
6'4" is laughing gas. He's be 6 ft 5 in shoes if that was the case!! He looks the way a legit 6'2"-6'3" looks. i'd say 189-190 barefoot. He doesn't look 6'4".
Viper said on 23/Feb/11
"Chaz says on 7/Jan/10
He's one of the tallest 6'2''ive seen one of he's shows he was talking to Bill Goldberg,and he was taller by a good 1.5''."

I think Goldberg is 6-1 range. This guy is probably 6-2 and maybe some change.
Viper said on 23/Feb/11
LOL, you know hes a legit 6-2 when some think a hillarious 6-4 on here
l0ck n l0ad said on 23/Feb/11
This guy is still the tallest 6'2"er I've ever seen.
Anonymous said on 4/Feb/11
I always got 6'4 from looking at him.
alan west said on 20/Apr/09
i met him the other day on portobello road - im 6ft 2 and he was about 2 or 3 inches taller than me. take my word for it, he's at least 6ft 3, if not its likely to be more like 6ft 4, 6ft 5...
Doug said on 8/Apr/09
He definately has that tall geeky thin guy look going, I also thought he was like a Jeff Goldblum initially and was 6'4" ish but he is between 6'2" and 6'3" by the looks of it. I'd say 189cm
stephen said on 1/Apr/09
he appears taller than 6'2. he dwarfs many people. he's also the sort of modest/not so bothered guy, who doesn't really care how tall he is and 160lbs? he would be thinner if that was the case, though he has put weight on with age. i personally think 6'3 or 4.
M.o.r.g said on 13/Mar/09
I Thought he was about 6'4-5
Halb said on 13/Mar/09
There doesn't seem to be any real impetus for him to lie. he may just be 6'2 and people cannot gauge height.
Jake said on 7/Mar/09
Louis has stated himself on his show many times he's 6'2.
Mike said on 8/Feb/09
On all his coumentaries I've seen, I've seen him very close to the top of door frames... Most western door frames are 6'6" and to me, whenever I see him go through doors, he looks 6'4" minimum.
Nathan Hedge said on 2/Dec/08
I doubt it...met him at an event in London. Barefoot I'm 6"2 exactly, maybe 6"3 with shoes.... and he was at least 3 inches taller than me...
Lawrence said on 30/Jul/08
he looks taller than 6'2''to me,or he's got a very short camara man,may be 190cm and rownded it down,
morning-6ft said on 28/Apr/08
i think he's 6-3 minimum
Scott said on 17/Aug/07
Yep, agree with this. I walked right past him on Tottenham Court Rd last year and in trainers he absolutely towered over me [179 and a bit] & I was in Timberlands. I desperately wanted to have a chat with him!

He looked a solid 6'4+ and had gigantic, flapping arms. He was literally head and shoulders above all others on the street. People who are 6'2 never seem wildly tall to me [just over 3 inch difference], so this was odd ... but why would he claim this height when he's clearly not??

Only thoughts would be that his whole style is about humility and understatement ... reducing his height might possibly help him in interviews, in terms of getting people on side if they comment on his height and ask how tall he was? I remember one show where he met Ainsley Harriot by chance in the BBC and looked to have an 1 or 2 inches on this guy, who I have always perceived to be pretty big too. If someone know his height this might help nail Louis'.

On a side note, I was absolutely shocked recently to discover his rival Jon Ronson is only about 5'4!!!
trueheight said on 23/May/07
I actually think this is off. I've seen all his shows and docs and he just seems like a 6'4 guy. He towers over almost every single person he stands next too and has a large frame as well. seems 6'4
Elio said on 13/Apr/06
I suppose being skinny makes him look even taller. Plus, a lot of the people he's made programmes with ( Paul Daniels, Jimmy Saville ) are considerably shorter than him.
Bud said on 13/Apr/06
He looks much taller in his series. More like 6ft 5 but I suppose he must be 6ft 2 - why would he make himself out to be shorter.

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