How tall was Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

American Singer and Actor. In the Guardian Newspaper he commented on his height: "I am the smallest of all the men on my father's side. They went up to 700lb (317kg), and one of them was almost 7ft tall. I am 6ft and I am like the runt."

How tall is Meat Loaf
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 11.74in (182.2cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 8/Jun/23
Ed Norton looks a lot shorter than Mr Meaty in Fight Club and they’re both the same height.

Those bitch tits even look so real; I can see the nipples!

6ft. πŸ•―
Arch Stanton said on 18/Feb/23
In Americathon, 6 ft 3 Harvey Korman had pretty much a full 4 inches on Meatloaf. That was late 70s. Meat was carrying a lot of weight at the time though. He really looked no more than 181 cm if Korman was only 6'3 flat.
Sandy Cowell said on 1/Feb/23
@ Lalonde - That’s an interesting piece of info! Meaty was big in other ways though, including his size in general, and
his beautiful, classically trained voice.

PS You sound French. Are you?
Lalonde said on 29/Jan/23
in Fight Club, Edward Norton (6’) said in an interview that he was taller than Meat so they had in stand on a box for the movie. Judging by pictures, Meat never looked more than 5 foot 11 at any given point, even in cowboy boots. I’d bet money that he was 5 foot 10 flat.

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Sandy Cowell said on 26/Jan/23
Fight Club is showing again tonight and Mr Meaty is so fantastic and funny!

He had a lovely smile and laugh and fitted into the film perfectly.

6ft0.5. He seems taller than Ed Norton.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jun/22

I’ll definitely be watching it again. 😊
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 16/Jun/22
It’s been crossing my mind of late to watch Fight Club in Mr
Meaty’s honour.

I don’t know how I’ll react, but I think I’ll be crying my eyes out.

He was a beautiful person with an equally beautiful voice. Now I’m going to hear β€˜Bat Out Of Hell’.

6ft. πŸ•―
Adam Cornwell said on 3/Feb/22
I'd agree with 6 ft. I'm pro celebrity match photos with John Mcenroe in 1982 he's at least as tall as McEnroe, and I think everyone puts John between 5 ft 11 and 5 ft 11 3/4 in his prime. Clearly Meat shrunk a lot with all his health problems including trapped nerves in his back.
viper said on 22/Jan/22
Some poster a while back said he measured 6-1.5 for football.

In shoes maybe
Canson said on 22/Jan/22
haroldgreen741 6'1 1/8(185.7cm) said on 21/Jan/22
Just heard the news recently that meatloaf passed away. I have been a big fan of rock and metal genre and it saddens to see a rock legend leaving this world. I feel sorry for both his families and his friends as they are a close presence to him. I hope meatloaf’s families and friends goes well and may meatloaf Rest In Peace and hopefully he will share a rocking vibe to the young generations and his masterpiece will not be forgotten.

He will get 6 feet tall.
Nik Ashton said on 21/Jan/22
R.I.P Meat Loaf.
Toby Barrett said on 21/Jan/22
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 21/Jan/22
Oh, no.

We have lost Mr Meaty at 74.

I so loved him in Fight Club. He had a wonderful smile, one which I'll never forget.

RIP Meat Loaf XXX πŸ•―οΈ

27th September 1947 - 20th January 2022
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/22
Arch Stanton said on 21/Jan/22
RIP Meatloaf and Hardy Kruger. Highly recommend the film The One That Got Away if you've not seen it. Hardy should have a page on here, one of the top German actors of the 50s-70s, he was in The Wild Geese with Burton and Moore. When I went to Florida in 1994 I listened to Bat Out of Hell II throughout the whole three week holiday. I associate it with Kennedy Space Center and the 1986 shuttle disaster as I was playing it on my Walkman the day I visited! Powerful stuff. Meatloaf was a guy who I'm sure would get guessed as bigger than this.
Lalonde said on 13/May/21
Looks 5”11 at peak, Robert Patrick has a good inch on him in some pics. Depending on footwear I could see 5 foot 9 flat even in the 80s
Danimal 176.7cm said on 31/Oct/20
Rob, you haven't updated his current height in almost 15 years. I think he's down to 5'8.5"-5'9" now. His health is really bad.
Editor Rob
I am sure he looks weak 5ft 9 at times, but if he still can somehow stand up tall for a measurement I doubt he's as short as 5ft 9, maybe 5ft 9.5 today.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Aug/20
Ironically, when I hunt around for classical music to listen to on my phone, I get plenty on Meat Loaf's music coming my way. which isn't exactly surprising. Mr Loaf is a classically trained singer.

Peak height 6ft 🎢
Today 5ft10.5 πŸ˜„πŸ˜†
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 27/Sep/19
πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ Happy Birthday Meat Loaf! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Meaty turns 72 today! Have a great day with lots of lovely presents of things you really adore!


Unforgettable in Fight Club. πŸ₯ŠπŸ˜€πŸ₯Š

6ft peak; 5ft10.5 now.

Micky said on 21/May/18
He didn't wear lifts in Fight Club... He stood on a box instead! As for his peak height - he was about a flat 6 foot or also possibly a weak 6 foot. Not the well over 6 foot like he looked standing on the box in Fight Club.
anyonmious said on 30/Nov/17
present height is probably 5'8" right now
Barry Fl said on 29/Nov/17
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Here's good old Meat with Prince Charles from 2003. If Prince Charles is 5'9 then Meat looks about 5'6 here!
Barry Fl said on 9/Aug/17
In his autobiography and interviews Meat calls himself 6 foot. I'd imagine this is his rough estimate from young adulthood. So he was possibly a little less, and certainly looks a few inches shorter than that now. Weight issues, numerous operations and health troubles, and bad posture all contribute. To me he looks 5'10 at very best. In his younger days he looked shorter, possibly because he was well over 20 stone. In his 40s and 50s he could look taller because of weight loss. 'Fight Club' had him on a box for some scenes, which he's made no secret of. Watch the movie and you'll see his height vary dramatically.
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jul/17
Wore lifts in fight club. Probably same height as ed norton peak.
HeightMan said on 30/Jun/17
Perhaps he wears lift, but he looked borderline-tall when I saw him in concert... so probably 6' peak.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/17
I'm afraid that I am one of those people who expected Mr Loaf to be a whole lot taller! The reason for this is the opening scene in 'Fight Club', where 6ft Ed Norton is neatly under his chin, squashed there uncomfortably I know, but there all the same! That image has kind of stayed with me, and not for height reasons, I can tell you! The fact that you see the two of them in other parts of the film standing together didn't cancel out the opening scene for me and I carried on thinking Meatie was 6ft3/6ft4!
Ridiculous I know, but true!
For his peak height, I give him 6ft and a diddy little quarter inch for luck and for his present height, I'm shaving off one and three quarter inches! πŸŽˆπŸ˜“πŸŽˆ
Mark said on 24/Mar/17
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Here's Meat Loaf with a 6'4" Stephen Fry, way back in the 80s. There's a lot more than a 4" difference there.
Mark said on 24/Mar/17
Maybe it was his rotund stature, but Meat Loaf never really struck me as a particularly tall fellow even back in his younger days. He was often pictured or filmed next to people who were a good deal taller than him. I think if he claimed 6 foot then he was rounding up, even then. Maybe a strong 5'10, or a little over, in his youth, and 5'8 or 9" now?
John said on 23/Feb/17
Meatloaf wears lifts.
JC said on 23/Nov/16
Looking at him recently he seems very small. A lot of his recent promotional work is alongside the actor/singer Andrew Polec. Andrew is listed at 6', and yet he positively towers over Meat Loaf. What do you think?
Dingus said on 5/Sep/16
I think he was 6'00.00" at his peak but 5'10.00" seems low. Perhaps 0.75-1.25 inches taller.
Arch Stanton said on 3/May/16
Thanks for the post Rampage I'm listening to some Meatloaf now, used to be really into him in the early 90s. Terrific music. Listening to I'd Do Anything For Love now!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/16
Lol, he does look 6ft4 in Fight Club!
Rob said on 27/Dec/14
Man he looked huge in Fight Club, suprised to see he's only 6ft.
Editor Rob
he had big 'Humphrey Bogart' type footwear for that movie to look noticeably taller.
samzoog said on 25/Apr/14
Did Meat-Loaf lift weights when he was young? I know he was fat but in Rocky-Horror his arms look huge like he did power-lifting or something. Look here.. Maybe if he did that could be why he loose more height than normal.
Loaf4life said on 22/Apr/14
Meat Loaf is 6'
Gorast said on 11/Apr/14
Rob, he is not that old to have lost 2 inches. Even 1 inch, I'd consider it exaggeration.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Dec/13
I'd have guessed 6ft2+
cole said on 12/Aug/13
Why did he seem to tower over Edward Norton in the testicular cancer scenes in Fight Club?
Sam said on 24/Jul/13
He looked maybe a little shorter than Brad Pitt & Edward Norton in Fight Club, I think he's more 5'11" (similar height to Pitt but shot to look shorter).
Timothy said on 12/Apr/13
Meat Loaf is 6 foot. No doubt about it.
Trent said on 3/Dec/12
In Rocky Horror he was about half inch under the muscleman when face-to-face, who is listed as 6'1. If that's true then Meat Loaf must have been in the 5'11.25 - 5'11.5 range at peak given that the muscleman was barefoot and Meatloaf was in some kind of boot with a relatively small heel.
T.J. said on 29/Sep/12
I'm going to a meet and greet for him on October 19th..I'll judge his height officially based off of that...I'll provide a picture and everything.
T.J. said on 26/Sep/11
Taller than Steve Martin in Leap of Faith...that came out in the early 90's
Tim said on 11/Sep/11
Yep is definitely 5'11... look at all his celeb pics.. he is same height or more than Garth Brooks, a inch or two less than Piers, 6-7 inches taller than edward furlong.
T.J. said on 2/Sep/11
Rob, I was at his show last night...WITHOUT A DOUBT 5'11"....Taller than me (5'10") but not quite 6'. He IS 5'11"
T.J. said on 19/Aug/11
5'11" next to 6'1" Peirs Morgan.
T.J. said on 30/Jul/11
Yeah, this is probabally spot on...I'm about to see him in concert..If I meet him again, I'll be able to tell for sure...I don't think he's any shorter than 5'9", and I don't think he's any taller (now) than 5'11"....he claims 6' he's somewhere in that general height range...but yes Tim, he does have TERRIBLE posture.
Tim said on 28/Jul/11
Stood about 10 feet from Meat in Belleville at Rockfest... he is very hunched over now but still had the presence of being a solid 5-11 give or take. So id say this is bang on! If he stands straight he is probably 5-10 1/2 or better.
5'8.56784 said on 26/Jul/11
My dad has lost 1" and he's not even 60 yet, I think considering Meat Loaf's weight and age, he might be 5'10 and he was 6' with the potential to be peak 6'1, had he not been fat since so young. Rob has this spot on.
T.J. said on 11/Jun/11
Lorne, he actually wore lifts for Fight Club.
They did a back to back, with Meat being about an inch shorter than him.
5'11" for that point in time sounds about right. He was probabally the peak height (6') in his younger days (1960's/1970's)...but is most likely under now. He still claims 6' probabally not to far off from that mark. Can look it at times.
T.J. said on 1/Jun/11
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in: He wore lifts for the most part. Though there are scenes he isn't wearing them where he looks around the same height and Pitt and Norton (5'11"/6' range)
and Viper:
Well all the research I've done on John says he's 5'10"..could be wrong. Meat Loaf is taller than him either way.
Viper said on 31/May/11
John Rich 5-10? John Rich looks way shorter than that
Larc 6 ft 1.75 in said on 31/May/11
What the hell? That's surprising! He did look 6'4 next to Edward Norton in Fight Club, maybe he was in lifts? But why lift a 6'0 man to 6'4 instead of choosing a legit 6'4 actor?
T.J. said on 23/May/11
Arthur Knowles says on 22/May/11
In movie "focus", Laura Dern who is 5ft.10in. & with high heels was certainly taller than William Macy, her co-star .

i don't exactly get the me..Meat Loaf looks about 5'11" next to Macey
Arthur Knowles said on 22/May/11
In movie "focus", Laura Dern who is 5ft.10in. & with high heels was certainly taller than William Macy, her co-star .
T.J. said on 14/May/11
really? i think i know what I'm talking about. He looked as tall as Gary Busey at some points and pretty close to Mark MaGrath's height..he's taller than John Rich who is 5'10" and he's about 4-5 inches taller than Lil Jon who is 5'6"/5'7"..I study all things Meat Loaf more than any person me..I know what I'm talking about lol...Meat Loaf is between 5'10" and 6'...not saying he's any shorter or any taller, but if you TRULY watch him, his posture is the reason he looks so short!..look at how he stands and walks..when he straightens up (which is hardly ever) he gains a noticable amount of height..
Viper said on 10/May/11
LOL, he looks nowhere, NOWHERE even close to 6-0 on celebrity apprentice.
T.J. said on 9/May/11
its just really hard to tell.
He looks around 6' on Celebrity Apprentice, but he looks 5'10" on a normal day.
He has admitted himself that he leans and slouches as a person, which is a contributer to his 5'10" look..but standing perfectly straight I believe he could still be close to 6'...I think he's 5'11" personally, but believe me, there are times where I thought he's looked as short as 5'9"
T.J. said on 9/May/11
certain scenes in Fight Club, Meat Loaf wore lifts, but in some scenes (the porch scene most notabally) he isn't and is in the same height range as Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (5'11-ish)
Ted said on 5/May/11
Just watching Fight Club, he looks around same height as Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.. Meat was a strong 5-11 then.
T.J. said on 19/Apr/11
About the same size as Nikki Sixx (6'0.5")
T.J. said on 11/Mar/11
Yeah Danimal, plus Meat has had numerous health issues, and has broken his legs more than once...his weight, age, health, and posture just ate away at his height.
Danimal said on 10/Mar/11
2" height loss??? How did this happen Rob? He's not 80 years old??

Editor Rob
John Rhys Davies was barely 5ft 10 in 2007 (stretching to talk to a 5ft 11 guy he was still an inch smaller) and he was 60's, so maybe there's a chance he's lost a lot more than average.
T.J. said on 10/Mar/11
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T.J. said on 10/Mar/11
Well that makes sence now because Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) is about 6'1" and I have no idea how tall Richard Hatch is, but I've heard he's in the 6'4"/6'5" range.
Meat Loaf's height is like impossible to tell...I just got settled on the idea that he's 5'10" and now he looks taller! I will just have to say, he's nothing taller than 6' and nothing shorter than 5'10"...we'll leave it at that I guess haha
Don said on 9/Mar/11
But looks about an inch shorter than Sugar Ray... and about 5 inches shorter than Richard Hatch.
T,J, said on 8/Mar/11
Don, I was thinking the exact same thing while watching it lol
don said on 7/Mar/11
Is the same height as gary busey on apprentice, 5 foot 11.5
Anonymous said on 12/Feb/11
we'll know when celebrity apprentice airs this spring! he is in with all sorts of celebrities to compare heights with
T.J. said on 10/Jan/11
Meat Loaf and Tiffany (5'5"/5'6") Click Here
T.J. said on 30/Dec/10
I will say that Meat Loaf can look very short. He didn't look tall at all in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, except for the mugshot that put him at 6'1". He has looked really tall in some movies and shows. Meat most recently claims 6'. I believe with all his health problems, he's visited the doctor enough to know his height. He may not look it because of his bad posture? Idk. The shortest I can see Meat Loaf at is 5'10". But he looks many different sizes depending on who he's with. But he is definatly somewhere between 5'10" and 6'0".
T.J. said on 21/Dec/10
It's cool lol. I would loose faith in anything Meat Loaf said if he really said his height was 6'3"
GUK said on 20/Dec/10
Sorry, Yes you are right!
T.J. said on 17/Dec/10
I reviewed it several times, he said "I'm 63"
I know it did sound like he said 6 foot 3, but he mentioned his age (63) like 2 sentences later. He gave his height as 6 foot in an interview about 3 weeks earlier.
GUK said on 16/Dec/10
No he said "I'm 6ft 3, I was shocked!"
T.J. said on 5/Dec/10
GUK, he said he was 63 not 6 foot 3 lol :)
GUK said on 4/Dec/10
On Loose Women TV show he said he was 6ft 3!
T,J, said on 8/Nov/10
Idk how to link websites onto here, so I just copied and pasted this quote from this site.

Meat Loaf:
I am the smallest of all the men on my father's side. They went up to 700lb (317kg), and one of them was almost 7ft tall. I am 6ft and I am like the runt.
T.J. said on 4/Nov/10
Norton is just 6'.
Meat is in the 5'11" range.
Shaun said on 1/Nov/10
I'd have guessed 5'11" range. But it says on 'pedia in the Fight Club article that Meatloaf wore 8 inch lifts in his scenes with Ed Norton to appear taller!!!!! Given that Ed Norton is little over 6' why would he need 8 inch lifts? I can't remember Meatloaf looking 6'7" in that film...
cory said on 7/Jul/09
I really thought he was taller, iam 5ft ''7''in. iam soon going to be 6 ft and iam only 13 years old.
T.J. said on 6/Jul/09
I was watching more of the youtube vids, and when Meat holds up a picture of himself next to David (6'/6'1"), Meat Looks 5'11" and he is slouching a bit.
T.J. said on 30/Jun/09
Ron, I still believe his peak height was 6'1.5" Thats what he was measured in high school football, yeah I think Jason is a weak 6', which I think Meat nowadays is close to
Ron said on 30/Jun/09
also the video with Jason Hawes who is apparently 6'1, Meat is the exact same height. I think, however, JH may be shorter than he claims.
T.J. said on 20/Jun/09
Yeah Ron, I saw it. For the most part, loose posture gave him a 5'9"/5'10ish impression, but when he stood up straight, i defanitly saw him at very close to 6'. A strong 5'11 with good posture. We probablly saw loose posture in that pic w/Glenn.
Rob! no joke, his current height needs to be 5'11"! check out this vid
Ron said on 17/Jun/09
check out this vid of ML with William Shatner (5'9). Meat is slouched most of the video but at times he stands somewhat straight and has like 3 inches on him.

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Shatner is prolly 5'8 now, but that would still put ML at 5'11
Anonymous said on 13/Jun/09
Yeah 5'11"
Rob!!! U need to upgrade his height now to 5'11"
keep the 6' peak though
Ron said on 12/Jun/09
I noticed that too T.J. I think his peak height is 6 foot, but his height now is more like 5 foot 11.
T.J. said on 11/Jun/09
Definatly looks 5'11" almost 6' next to Gordon Ramsay (6'2")
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Anonymous said on 5/Jun/09
Yeah Ron I've noticed
There is no doubt in my mind that Meat is a strong 5'11" maybe a weak 5'11.5"
A strong 6'1" as his prime in my opinion
Ron said on 4/Jun/09
Also, he's about a half an inch or more taller than his guitarist Paul Crook not taking into consideration the poor posture of ML and the good posture of PC. Just gotta find out how tall Paul Crook is . Also an inch or so more than Lou Diamond philips in a pic on Gettyimages.
Ron said on 1/Jun/09
seen Meat on 'Dont Forget the Lyrics", along with Wayne Brady who is listed as 6 foot on most websites (tho not listed here). At times Meat looked 1/2 inch to an inch shorter but there were times that Meat stood straight up and he was pretty well the same height. So if Brady is truely 6 foot, than yes, Meat is still closer to the 5'11 mark and change.
T.J. said on 30/Apr/09
thanks glenn.
exactly what I think.
We just gotta wait for Rob's input now lol
glenn said on 29/Apr/09
yes,tj,5-11 now,6ft peak.i agree.
glenn said on 29/Apr/09
thats a good enough list tj.better than most here.
T.J. said on 28/Apr/09
Thats cool.
Wish I lived in New York lol. Here in Indiana, you dont see many celebs. not even b-list. I've met Meat Loaf, Billie Joe Armstrong, and I met Johnny Depp when he came to Crown Point. i live in Gary, so thats semi-close from me.
glenn said on 27/Apr/09
t.j.-i havnt seen him in 5 years.but he is here what seems to be every 6 months.
T.J. said on 26/Apr/09
Glenn, how often do you see Meat Loaf around in New York?
T.J. said on 23/Apr/09
Yeah i suppose.
maybe 5'10.5" if he straightens up
Ron said on 23/Apr/09
So I'd say its safe to confirm Meat was a peak of 6 foot, and is now in the 5'10 range. Rob is 100% correct.
T.J. said on 12/Apr/09
well john was 6'0" and meat had a definate 2 inches on him, and cowboy boots give u just about 2 inches (more like an 1.5) so, he was definatly 6'0" maybe even 6'0.5"
ron said on 10/Apr/09
Ya its on youtube, on a video from the Aids day benefit 1987 performing Johnny be goode Rock n roll medley.
T.J. said on 10/Apr/09
Ron, do u have that pic? or know where i can find it
Ron said on 29/Mar/09
A little taller than John Entwistle 1-2 in. ML in cowboy boots
T.J. said on 26/Mar/09
Yeah I do think he's 5'11"
I think he peaked 6'1" though. He's more than likely no shorter than 5'11" now.
5'10" In my oppinion is to low.
Ron said on 26/Mar/09
Looks about 1 or 1.5 inches shorter than David Letterman on the Late Show. Poor quality video so I can't tell which footwear was being worn. This was 94' so I am assuming cowboy boots for Meatloaf and thick heeled dressy shoes for Letterman. Meat was prolly strong 5'11ish at this point.
T.J. said on 16/Mar/09
yeah, he's probablly still close to 6'
maybe 5'11" now, remeber, he slouches alot, so he could most definatly give a 5'10" impression aroun Glenn
Anonymous said on 15/Mar/09
Just watched SOP again, I think Quaid is wearing normal shoes but definitely the same height when side by side. at least 5'11ish with Quaid
T.J. said on 5/Mar/09
yeah, he was definatly taller than 5'10.
I still think a 6'1" peak. maybe 5'11" now. I still think it's wierd how he lookes the same height as dennis quaid wearing cowboy boots, and meat only wearing dress shoes
Ron said on 3/Mar/09
Watched him in Americathon, looks about 3-4 inches shorter than Harvey Korman (6'4), both in flat shoes.
T.J. said on 2/Mar/09
yeah, ive been a fan of meat since i was 5, when my step dad let me listen to Bat Out Of Hell. I loved his voice since. And thanks for agreeing. He really does look very tall in the concerts from '78-86"
Ron said on 1/Mar/09
hey TJ, wasnt aware that your a die hard fan... I am too, not as much anymore. I sold a LOT of my memoribilia (unofficial recordings and videos), but I still own a lot of his movies. You could very well be right. He does look really tall at his concerts.
T.J. said on 19/Feb/09
well ron, i am perhaps the biggest meat loaf fan there is, and i know sites that list the stupid of facts about him lol. but I was researching his height, and he was measured in football in high school at 6'1.5" So he was once over 6', but in some 80's flicks he was in, he lookes more 6'. In some of his concerts though, he just towers over everyone. I can definatly see a peak of 6'1" or 6'1.5" By the way Rob, his peak height needs to be upgraded, it's a proven fact he was once 6'1.5"
Ron said on 18/Feb/09
Im not disagreeing TJ, but it would be hard to see a 6'1 peak in his TV/Movie performances. I see strong 5'11 to 6'. Who knows tho,
T.J. said on 17/Feb/09
I agree Ron. Meat is probabally still close to 5'11.5" maybe 6'. Personally, I think he peaked 6'1", but his posture is TERRIBLE, so he may look 5'10 when slouching, but I also agree with Jared, In that American Idol performance, he stood up straight and was a definite 6'0". I think Rob needs to upgrade his height to either 5'11" or 6'0" and peak him at 6'1". He also looked as tall as Dennis Quaid in cowboy boots when he stood up straight, and meat was only wearing dress shoes!
Ron said on 16/Feb/09
guys, I may be wrong, but I dont think anyone actually shrinks... they just loose posture. I sure everyone can stand close to peak height at any age when made to stand straight.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/09
YEAH! Jared I noticed that to! He was the same height as her when he stood normal, but he did stand up sraight a couple of times in the performance and he would have been 6ft.
Jared said on 14/Feb/09
This site says Katherine McPhee is 5'8". On the American Idol performance with Meat Loaf, she is wearing 2.5 inch heels, making her 5'10.5", now Meat Loaf naturally standing is the same hight as her 5'10.5" but when he straightens up a couple of times in the perfomance, he has two inches on her, making him 6'0" with perfect posture. Rob, when he stands up straight, he's still 6'0", but when he stands just plain, he's 5'10.5" He MIGHT have peaked 6'1"
T.J. said on 8/Feb/09
thanks glenn. Maybe this time if he actually knows he's being compared to figure out his height, he'll actually straighten up.
glenn said on 8/Feb/09
t.j-ill ask.but i wonder if ill get a straight answer.
T.J. said on 7/Feb/09
was just a thought lol.
This seems kinda confusing that everyone is giving diffrent heights for diffrent sightings.
That would be cool glenn. if you see him you should ask him, because if he's not standing up straight, he looks a whole diffrent height in my oppinion.
and yes, ron, i've heard many diffrent height claims two. most of them were 6'2"
glenn said on 6/Feb/09
do a signing? since when does rob qualify for that or can even afford to pay meatloaf for that? and does meatloaf have the time or the need financially to do it? he doesnt need money.and can get grumpy.private signings on top pic is what i do.dont pay a dime.and ill ask him.has been around,probably wont be around again for awhile.he claims retiring.but they all do.
Ron said on 6/Feb/09
lol... T.J, I don't think Meat even knows his height. I've seen him quote 6'2, 6 1/2 in, 6'1, 6' and he told a reporter in 02' that he is just shy of 6'.
T.J. said on 5/Feb/09
Rob, why don't you try to get Meat Loaf to do a signing and ask him his height?
Ron said on 5/Feb/09
i'll agree with T.j, in the documentary, Meat Loaf hunched over, walking with Quaid too his dressing room after the show, they looked the same height. Quaid in cb boots meat in dress shoes.
T.J. said on 2/Feb/09
Well, Rob I'm glad to see yo peaked him at 6'0"
Still think with good posture he could be 5'10.5" or 5'11" in present day.
When he straightened up next to Denis Quaid in Meat Loaf: In Search Of Paradise, he lookes VERY close to denis' 6'0 frame
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/09
he can still be 5'11" my dad is 6'0, but when he dosent stand up straight, he looks 5'10, 5'11. So if Meat actually straightened up, he'd be 5'11
Ben said on 29/Jan/09
Yes, definatly a short neck, but he hunches alot, and if 5'10 is the height he is with bad posture, then he is more than likely 5'10.5"/5'11". He still can appear tall at the age of 61.
Ron said on 28/Jan/09
I'm agreeing with Rob here 6' peak but currently a 5'10 height for the 61 yr old. It's really his neck that makes his height deceiving, he doesn't have a long neck at all.
Ben said on 27/Jan/09
I still see 5'11" for his current height rob. Because if he stands up straight, he's going to be taller than 5'10, which is the height he appears with bad posture
Anonymous said on 25/Jan/09
you've gotta look at other pics and film. the way he stands is a big take away from his true height. He usually stands w/his shoulders hunched and his neck never straight up. He's still 5'11 or 6'
Dan said on 22/Jan/09
Man, I love Meat Loaf, but I always thought he was a giant until I saw this. He looks so tall on stage. Well, I can most definatly see his peak height as 6ft. But I looked at the comments below and looked at the photo again, and I can also see 5'11 if he stands up straight, 'cause he looks 5'10 and a half here at his lowest.
Anonymous said on 20/Jan/09
i agree w/the one. He can still probablly be 5'11 when straightens out
The One said on 19/Jan/09
6' peak.
5'11 now
Anonymous said on 19/Jan/09
i don't know rob, looks like he can still be 5'11", but yes, 6'0" peak for sure.
MasterT---// said on 17/Jan/09
i thinks he's definatly either 5'10 and a half or 5'11 nowadays because he looks 5'10, WHILE SLOUCHING! but, yeah rob, i'm glad to see you gave him a 6' peak, i just think he is in the 5'10.5/5'11 range
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/09
looks 5'11 in this pic
Anonymous said on 7/Jan/09
He is taller than 5'10!!! listen, rob:
I was just watching an interview with him on youtube from 2006, and the interviewer says "well for a man of your stature, which i'm guessing is over 6ft." He says "Just 6ft. I got into a car accident and It hurts for me to stand up straight"
He just can't stand with perfect posture
Anonymous said on 5/Jan/09
yeah i can definatly see a 6' peak
K.P. said on 4/Jan/09
I honestly believe that Meat Loaf can be 6 foot. I really think that you shouldn't put slouching height as there full height. (In this photo he is clearly slouching.) My cousin, when slouching, can give off the image that he's only 6'0" but when he straightens out with perfect posture, he is measured at 6'4", Honestly Rob, you should give him 6' or at least peak him at 6'

Editor Rob
I do think he's lost height and will give him 6ft peak.
Ian said on 3/Jan/09
Looks 179cm to me in that photo.
Anonymous said on 30/Dec/08
come on rob!
at least a 6' peak.
Spence said on 29/Dec/08
I was just watching his performance with Katherine McPhee on American Idol.
She's 5'8 (as listed on this site) and Meat appears 2-3 inches taller than he, while she's in 3-4 inch heals. making Meat 6' or 6'1"
T.J. said on 29/Dec/08
well, in that picture ron provided of him and kevin costner, he looks 6' when slouching, so he was most likley a 6 footer.
Could have bee 6.05
Anonymous said on 29/Dec/08
yeah i agree.
a peak of 6ft. but 5-10 or 11 now
T.J. said on 27/Dec/08
Rob, even Glenn agrees that you shoukd peak him at 6'
He probabally is 5'10 now, but he broke his leg at a concert, so he's bound tohave gone down an in. i'd say leave him at 5'10, but peak him at 6'. Actually, you should put him at 5'11, because in this picture he apears 5'10 with bad posture.
Ron said on 27/Dec/08
Meat Loaf with 6 foot 1 Kevin Costner. Not sure of footwear...

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Ron said on 26/Dec/08
I always pictured Meat too be a 6 footer, but in movies he always looks 5'9-10ish. Hard too say..... Never met'em.
HaNiBalthecannibal said on 21/Dec/08
this is the only site i've seen him listed under 6'
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/08
seen him listed as low as 5-10 to 6-2.
Anonymous said on 19/Dec/08
I was just on his room at the top news page, and it sayes he's 6 foot 2.
maybe he lost height though. actually looks more 6 foot to me
T.J. said on 16/Dec/08
Well Rob, I am a HUGE HUGE Meat Loaf fan, and I read, and I don't know if it is false or not, that he was measured as 6'1.5" in high school football. If he was that tall, he absolutly lost height. He has has car accidents, his plane had to make a crash landing, and he has has concusion after concusion. He probabally lost all of that height, and is probally a strong 5'10" or a weak 5'11" now. By the way Rob, I have not used diffrent names and repost anything. I just found out about it a couple of days ago. my first comment on here was the one comparing him to patty russo.
T.J. said on 16/Dec/08
So I'd say he's 5'11 at the most now possibly 5'10, but probally was 6ft. or over
Danimal said on 16/Dec/08
He looks to have shrunk about 1.5". I used to see a strong 6'0" man and now he seems to be about 5'10.5"-5'11".
glenn said on 15/Dec/08
didnt realise that rob.
T.J. said on 15/Dec/08
Rob, I know you are just playing it safe, but I did actually meet him at the Star Plaza Hotel after a show he did in '02. He autographed my copy of his "Storytellers" dvd. and like Glenn said though, he can appear 5'10", but more than likely peaked 6'

Editor Rob
there's no need to make tons of posts and use different names. It lowers things. He could have been 6ft peak, I think he's lost some height, how much is the question.
glenn said on 15/Dec/08
good to read posts by someone that actually met him.and not hear crap from others.

Editor Rob
there's about 60 posts I'm going to delete from this page. I don't know if t.j saw Meat, but I don't trust anybody if they use multiple names...
T.J. said on 14/Dec/08
your welcome glenn. when i saw him back in '02, i got his autograph after the show. He was a little bit bigger than my step dad, who is 5'10, but not much. But when I see him on t.v., he dosen't look that tall. His height is very hard to predict, but he at least peaked 6' or 6'1
glenn said on 13/Dec/08
thank you for agreeing with me that he can give the illusion of 5-10.and yes,i guess i heard the over 6ft claims too.
Clay said on 5/Aug/08
This would be one Rob definitely needs to upgrade.
Vegas said on 17/Jul/08
saw him on stage last night from about 10 feet away, certainly didn't look 6ft+ as some have claimed from where i was standing (but i didn't get to stand beside him0, patti russo and the other female backer were as tall if not taller than him in heels, his voice is nearly gone too, pity wonderful talent :(
Anonymous said on 8/Oct/07
c'mon thats a definite 5'10.5... and the guys like 58. Take a good look the distance from his ear to his head is a good 5 inches+. His peak height would have been close to 6'
Jeff said on 31/Aug/07
I Met Meat in 1996, wearing cowboy boots he was same height as me around 6' and a half inch or so. So I'd say 5'11 was his peak height now he likes as though 5'9-10 is a little generous
Anonymous said on 24/Jun/07
man in fight club he looked atleast 2 inches taller than norton when they were hugging, Iam guessing because they wanted him to look like a "big moosy" haha best movie ever.
anonymous said on 19/Jun/07
In 51st state, Meatloaf and Samuel L. Jackson are face to face and Meat is a definite 6'0 when he is standing in perfect posture. Because he is only 2 inches shorter than Jackson who is wearing boots, whereas meat is wearing slippers.
Anthony said on 6/May/07
Meat Loaf rules. I think he may have been close to 6' in his peak, but 5'10 loos right for now.
Jake said on 3/May/07
In the movie "Americathon", Mr Loaf was like 4 inchs shorter than 6'4 Harvey Korman. He had tennis shoes on so i'd say Meat has some serious degenerative disc problem cuz he was definitely 6' at one point or very close.
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
i got a question to ROB .... did you downgrade MeatLoaf?

i thought (maybe my immagination) seeing him 5'11 in the website.

next to Glenn though he looks 5'11 so if you downgrade him to 5'10 you did very good. it's the right height.

Editor Rob
I upgraded him 1/2 inch a year ago I think
trent said on 12/Mar/07
in RHPS, in his mugshot he was like 6', but his wig was huge in that movie; hard to tell.
Vern said on 9/Feb/07
On a Q&A forum, Meat himself answered he was 6foot 1/2inch, however while standing with patrick Swayze in a movie he only looked to be an inch or so taller.
Jake said on 9/Oct/06
I think he used to be a little taller, but 5'10" seems about right for now.
Middle-sized Cat said on 5/Oct/06
Every year that passes, Meat looks more like Elvis Presley! Once saw him perform when his leg was in plaster. Respect due.
Franco said on 28/Sep/06
my favorite singer/band ever!!!!!!

i met him personally and he looked 180 cm with boots. so 1.78 cm is probably the right height. :)
SH said on 28/May/06
They had meatloaf standing on a box in his fist scene in fight club (the cancer suffer's help group). The box made him look 6'4'' when norton hugs him. However later on in the film they forget to put him back on the box or in lifts, and you can clearly see he is only about 5'10''. He is not short, but far from the GIANT his PR would have you believe.
TheJerk said on 17/Mar/06
Another guy that i thought was tall proves to be average. Maybe he hangs out with only short people.
Glenn said on 21/Jan/06
I have a pic from 1993 with his long hair look.still 5-10.
Danimal said on 20/Jan/06
HE's about 5'10" in that pic with Glenn. I don't doubt that Meatloaf may have been 5'11" and change 25-30 years ago and rounded up to 6'0". I know that he weighed between 350-380 pounds and went down to about 275 pounds during his comeback album of the early 90's.

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