How tall is Martin Short

Martin Short's Height

5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)

Canadian actor best known for roles in films like Innerspace, Mars Attacks! and !Three Amigos!. In a 2019 Worcester telegram he claimed "I'm five foot seven and one half inch".

How tall is Martin Short
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How tall is Martin Short
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 5.92in (167.4cm)
Scott T said on 30/Aug/23
From a scene in Only Murders in the Building, he is a couple inches shorter than Selena Gomez, and she is reportedly 5’5”.
Big T said on 19/Jul/22
He looks waaaaay shorter than this in Only Murders in the Building. If Steve Martin is 5’10” he’s 5’5”…..which would actually match up with the listed peak height difference
Kalind said on 10/Oct/21
I’m assuming Martin Short was closer to 5’7 when he was younger, but knowing he’s in his 70s and likely losing height, I’m guessing he’s 5’6 flat now.
Nik Ashton said on 3/Sep/21
5’6.5” may be a fair call, I certainly think that I would edge him out!
CuriousPeachie said on 2/Feb/21
Keep in mind, Tim Curry is taller than him. 5'6.5 is my guess.
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Farfel said on 11/Jul/18
There are some good photos of Martin Short with Jack Black, and they look almost exactly the same height (actually, Black looks a bit taller in most of them).
Fred84 said on 20/Aug/17
Martin Short was every day about 1.69 m, I am sure, I can clearly see he is small. How is it today with Chevy Chase and Steve Martin? What would you say, Rob? Is it possible they are about 1.90m (Chevy) and 1.79m (Steve M.) compared to Short?
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RisingForce said on 15/Jul/17
He's at least an inch shorter than Cruise. Martin is like his name, while Cruise is a little below average, but not that short.
Normal tall guy said on 5/Mar/17
Hes tom cruise small
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 27/Jun/16
At bed:165-166cm
out of bed:167-168cm
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 27/Jun/16
Fake height: 5'7.5
Real height: 5'5-5'5.5
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 27/Jun/16
I think his peak height was 170 cm and nowadays 167 cm.
5'6.5 Indiana jones guy said on 23/Jun/16
Might he lose height at 66?
Editor Rob
he might be a fraction shorter now.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Feb/14
Mmm he was about 3 inches shorter max than Tim Allen in Jungle 2 Jungle.
Balrog said on 21/Apr/13
In HIMYM he's 5in shorter than Josh Radnor so he's 168-169 cm.
moony said on 30/Jan/12
nah, i've read somewhere 5ft 7.5 in(171cm)
jasperwazap said on 2/Jan/12
Martin described his brother as being 6'2.5'' but if it's true thats one heck of a differential. i guess Mr. Martin Short stopped growing very early like 7th grade.
Mr. Tempus said on 12/Aug/11
Lol the good Martin Short is short
Mr. R said on 2/Nov/10
I saw Marty tonight. He is MAYBE a little over 5-6.
leonari said on 21/Jun/09
A tad under 5'6" could be reality.
Anonymous said on 18/Jun/09
Glenn said 5'6" back in the day. If Glenn is 5'6.75 and thought 5'8" I think Short could be a tad under 5'6" This 5'7" talk in nonsense
el toppo said on 3/Dec/08
on his stupid old chat show he used to rock the chair more forward than his guests so he would look bigger. Used to love this guy then I saw what a punk he was on his chat show.
Anonymous said on 25/Nov/08
id say 5ft 7.5in cause in the cover for 3 amigos hes standing next to a 6ft 3in chevy chase and hes only about 6 inchs shotrter thsn him
Clay said on 31/Aug/08
He's Canadian Rob, stop stealing our talent!

Editor Rob
now you know how it feels when some Americans call our island 'England'!
Ming said on 26/Jul/08
He's taller than I originally thought.
Arnie said on 18/May/08
Taking a closer inspection of Mr short, I say between 5'6 and 5'6.5.
Arnie said on 15/May/08
I have seen him back in the 90s when he was leaving Lettermans , and he looked between 5'6 and 5'7 with a fairly large head and small frame. I cant believe how much Glenn looks like a young Christopher Lee in these pictures.
Steve012 said on 1/May/08
He often get listed at 5ft 7 but everyone says he's shorter and i cant't buy 5ft 7 for this guy too.
I agree to 5ft 6
Mariah said on 16/Mar/08
He is Canadian, not American.
Alyssa said on 16/Jul/07
Maybe 5ft 5 1/2 in. Oh but he is still so adorable! thats what makes him adorable his height!
Alyssa said on 16/Jul/07
I'd say 5' 5 1/2"! Oh but don't worry marty you're still so adorable!
Kerry said on 13/May/07
I'd say about 5ft 6 and he's cute XD
Kevin said on 6/Feb/07
5'6 max it is then for the 'short' man
Antron said on 2/Feb/07
how tall is Larry King.... link with Short and King and a cowboy: Click Here
Antron said on 2/Feb/07
no way is Martin Short Five foot Eight. He is clearly of below average height and not just an inch. 169cm may be pushing it, 167-168 probably closer.
ForensicNYC said on 17/Aug/06
6'4" Chevy Chase, 5'11" Steve Martin and 5'6" Martin Short. 3 Amigos...
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Hmmmmm...something's not right here...5'7" Meg Ryan (5'9" in heels) and 6'0" Dennis Quaid...Ahh! yes!, Martin is standing on top of a flower pot and pushing Quaid's shoulder down...(McKellen Technique?)...
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Glenn said on 4/Aug/06
Thats BS.5-6.
dscott said on 3/Aug/06
He co-starred on Live with Regis & Kelly today (3/Aug/06). He said he was 5'8".
MaxB said on 4/Jun/06
I've just seen him in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" series - he was on a mugshot and reached 169 cm or so (hard to tell exactly because of hair).

If I remember correctly, before he was even listed at 5'9 on some sites! He never looked more than 5'7 to me.
sf said on 4/Jun/06
I had always thought that Short was about 5'8". But he sure looks about 5'6" or so. Another lesson that you can't believe what you hear on TV or read. I had always read he was around 5'8". Stallone supporters - take note!
D. Ray Morton said on 4/Jun/06
"Short is in his name; he was bound to grow very little"

Surname means nothing, though. I knew someone named Best who was actually the worst.
0kuma said on 4/Jun/06
[Editor Rob: Glenn doesn't look impressed though, the stare of death ;-)]

Yeah for some celebrity that is short, he gives a stare. But for the tall ones, he holds onto their arm like a little kid (check Pierce Brosnan picture) haha

Short is in his name; he was bound to grow very little.
Frank2 said on 3/Jun/06
He is 5'6".
Glenn said on 3/Jun/06
I met him a bunch of times in the early 90s.kind of snotty then.nice now.5-6.
D. Ray Morton said on 3/Jun/06
I'm actually surprised that Short is this tall.

Awesome photo. The expression on Glenn's face...he looks slightly like Bob Rebadow, George Morfogen's character in "Oz".
leonari said on 3/Jun/06
I think this is quite accurate. He looks my height. 5'7" it is.

Editor Rob
Glenn doesn't look impressed though, the stare of death ;-)

Glenn, what did you make of Short in person?
Qwerty said on 14/Sep/05
Probably a bit shorter, maybe 5'6.5"
McFan said on 9/Jul/05
He looks like 5'6 to me. It's very difficult to tell with the photos of him on the web, but Kirsten Dunst looks taller than him.
EJ said on 4/Jul/05
He was on an episode of Law and Order: SVU and they showed an arrest photo of him where the chart says he is 67 inches (probably w/shoes). In addition, he does look quite a bit shorter than Christopher Meloni (6'0"), possibly 6 inches.

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