Mel Brooks Height
5ft 3 (160 cm)
Peak height was 5ft 5 (165.1 cm)
American Actor and Director best known for Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Men in Tights and Young Frankenstein.
[I've accomplished] Everything except be tall. That's the one thing I've never accomplished, being tall. But I'm looking forward to that.
My energy level is high. But you gotta be short. I'm 5-foot-7, and if you're little, you avoid problems. During combat in World War II, the little guys missed a lot of the gunfire but the tall ones got shot.
I'm only about 5-foot 6, but because of my imposing personality most people think I am 5-foot 9.
Photo by Angela George [CC BY-SA 3.0]
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 4.58in (164cm)
Current: 5ft 2.72in (159.3cm)
Danimal 5'9 3/4"
said on 13/Jul/19
In 1977 (he was 51 years old) with 5'3" Madeline Kahn: Click Here
In 2018 (he was 92 years old) with Martin Scorsese: Click Here
He was at least 5'6" at his peak and today in his 90's, he looks at least 5'3".
said on 23/May/16
Rob, he's 90 years old and most men by that age have lost several inches in height. Surprised you don't have a peak and a present height for him?
Editor Rob: I had thought he'd retired, but I see he's still doing work, so yeah, today he can look nearer 5ft 3 than 5 range.
Eric said on 27/Mar/16
Mel Brooks in my opinion was 5'4 in prime and about 5'3 In his later years.
Bob said on 19/Mar/09
ok who the hell is this Glenn guy and how does he meet so many celebrities? haha
glenn said on 19/Dec/07
i agree with viper and danimal on both recent posts.
Viper said on 18/Dec/07
5-5 in his prime and now down in the 5-4 range.
Danimal said on 17/Dec/07
Fav. Mel Brooks movie would have to be High Anxiety!
Anthony said on 16/Dec/07
Me too. Brooks never came across as more than 5'5 to me.
glenn said on 16/Dec/07
i see your point danimal,and maybe he was 5-6.but i thought he looked shorter even in the past.
Danimal said on 15/Dec/07
Sorry, my previous email was directed at Leonari. NOT Ayman.
Danimal said on 15/Dec/07
5'6" prime. My God Ayaman, he is an old man. How is it not conceivable that he was once 5'6"? He claims 5'7". He was clearly rounding up from his youth height.
leonari said on 15/Dec/07
Ayaman: Thats Bull. He never was 5'6".
Danimal said on 12/Dec/07
The man in his 80's. People lose a lot height by that age. I'm sure he was 5'6" in his prime. Today, he could be 5'4" or less.
cantstop25 said on 12/Dec/07
glenn dwarfs him in the second photo
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/07
if Brooks is 5'7 and Glenn would stand up straight Glenn could claim 6'
ACG said on 31/May/07
If Brooks is 5'7, then glenn is 5'10+
glenn said on 30/May/07
cool enough to stop,but read my post for the agony of getting this.
Derek said on 30/May/07
I'm not sure what he was in his prime but he's nothing over 5'4" now. Was he a cool guy Glenn?
Anthony said on 29/May/07
5'4 look right for now. And yes, a legend.
leonari said on 29/May/07
Yes he probably was a full 5'5" in his prime...nowadays shorter around 5'4". A LEGEND!!
Chris said on 29/May/07
He looks 5'3½''
robotix said on 29/May/07
if he had ever been 5-7 he would have looked like a normal guy in some movie or appearance. By my recollection he never looked normal from any camera angle.
TheJerk said on 29/May/07
He sure does stretch the truth with a 5-7 claim.
said on 29/May/07
is 5'5" correct Glenn, or a tad shorter these days?????
[Editor Rob: in his 80's, he'll have done well not to have lost a good inch but I'm just leaving him with his peak.]
Drew said on 29/May/07
Looks 5'4" tops to me. Glenn seems to be leaning quite a bit.
glenn said on 29/May/07
5-4. im bending.very difficult.i had fight security,police and himself to get this.i always break them down.
leonari said on 26/Dec/06
more than 5'5" is a joke. Those who believe his 5'7" statement , well they give into what the man is known for: to exagerate. He calls himself a genius. No joke? He is great but to call yourself that: not funny-if you ask me. He was dead serious.
Andre said on 8/May/06
yea in his movie 'Life Stinks' which is from 1991 he looks very short, he can not be 5'7" in this movie i would say 5'5" seems right.
EJ said on 22/Nov/05
So he's claimed 5'7" on more than one occasion...and you still think he was joking?
[Editor Rob: he's holding onto his 'youthful' 18 year old height...I think]
CelebHeighs Editor said on 29/Aug/05
From Playboy Magazine 1966:
What did you think you’d be when you grew older?
You didn’t make it, did you?
Brooks: What do you mean? I’m five-seven. My three brothers are all shorter than I am. At family reunions they call me "Stretch"
EJ said on 19/Jun/05
He wasn't necessarily kidding...I'm 5'7" and have seen people 2-3 inches shorter than me claim to be 5'7"!
EJ said on 11/Jun/05
Mel said he was 5ft 7in? Is 5ft 4in his height now, or in his prime?
[Editor Rob: he was kidding I think...never looked more than 5ft 5 tbh]