How tall was Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton's Height

6ft 9in (205.7 cm)

American author, best remembered for novels such as Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Disclosure, Congo and as the creator of the NBC TV series E.R . In a fan chat from 1997 he claimed to be "6ft 9".

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Average Guess (9 Votes)
6ft 9.06in (205.9cm)
Mr.big said on 17/Apr/17
Rob, do you think he was more like 205 cm or 206 cm?
Editor Rob: he could look both marks, guys that big have potential to shrink a bit more, so I'm sure earlier in the day he probably seemed even taller in person.
Ton said on 25/Jan/17
6'10 Rob?
Editor Rob: an honest 6ft 9. I'm sure I read in a height book that he got pissed off when a taller basketball player turned up at a party and eventually left.
R said on 10/Dec/16
Rob, it's possible he was 6'8.75 "(205 cm)?
Editor Rob: R, you could make a case for it.
Mr. R said on 5/Dec/16
Mr. R - I think the book that I read was "The Height of Your Life" by Ralph Keyes that came out in 1980. I'm sure that you can get it on Amazon for real cheap.
Mr. R said on 1/Dec/16
Years ago, I read in a book that Michael shot up to 6-10 and his 6-7 dad kept walking around on his tip toes because he didn't like his teenage son being taller than him!
183cmAriel said on 30/Nov/16
looks like stephen colbert LOL
Geoff said on 5/Nov/16
Out of interest, do you think he's the tallest celebrity whose fame isn't related to his height? When you get close to or beyond the 7ft mark every celebrity is either a basketball player or another sport where height is useful, wrestler or actor who made it playing giants or monsters.
Editor Rob: Geoff, that sounds very likely.
S.J.H said on 18/Oct/16
I believe he add up an inch. 6'8 a call
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/16
6ft9 - that's incredibly tall! I thoroughly respect his work. By the way, isn't he a doctor - yes a doctor doctor - one of medicine?
Ah no, how sad! I've just noticed that the poor man is no longer with us. He certainly left us with some cracking work to remember him by.
Sandy Cowell said on 17/Oct/16
6ft9 - that's incredibly tall! I thoroughly respect his work. By the way, isn't he a doctor - yes a doctor doctor - one of medicine?
James B said on 21/Jul/16
Rob at 13:49 at the jurrasick park premier he is described as "6ft8"

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Rifle said on 20/Jul/16
Legit 6'9.5"(207cm) tall.
Ian C. said on 19/May/16
The tallest man I have actually seen standing before me was 6 foot 8. I've known four others who were 6 foot 7. So Crichton was one in hundreds of thousands.

I worked for a few weeks in a rural village in Mexico in the early seventies, and the villagers had no electricity, and consequently no television. Most of the people in that village had never been more than fifty miles from it. The Mexicans are short, and I am 6 foot 4, and the villagers stared at me as if I was a freak, which I kind of was, to them.
Bard said on 15/May/16
6'9 at least.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
I think that photo was late 90s though and Connery looked more 6'1" range by then so 6 ft 9 is probably accurate.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Rob he looks nearer 6'10 with Conner and Cage doesn't he Click Here
Funny, he makes Connery look like a 5 ft 8 fella and Cage like 5 ft 6!
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Rob, somehow "Back" got in there, I think ER without the dot is correct. Is there no photo you can use? That's a pity.
[Editor Rob: there is a photo but not really much to illustrate his height.]
Arch Stanton said on 9/Oct/14
Is there a tall photo of him or something which can be used? The one with Harrison Ford and Spielberg is good.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Oct/14
Rob you might want to update the US Author, best remembered for Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain, Disclosure and creating the NBC TV series E.R. Can you also update (remove) the Now he's a big guy, but that big???. If you g image him with Connery and Harrison Ford he really did look easily this. He looks 6'10 with Connery and Ford and looks a foot taller than Michael Douglas. He also looks at least a full head taller than Dennis Storhøi who is listed at almost 6 ft.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
I think he could have been 6ft9 or 6ft10. A very articulate and good looking man who left us far too early.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/12
Rob, you indicate that you don't think he looks this big in your above comment with three question marks. Don't you think he looks this height next to Spielberg? Is it because he has also been listed at 6'7" or 6'8"?
[Editor Rob: not looked at this page or him for a few years, ]
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/12
Ice says on 30/Sep/12
Ive met this guy .I fought he was taller , looked like flat 210 cm to me

I think he also claimed 6 ft 10. Possible he was 6'10" morning height. But I think he just about looks a legitimate 6 ft 9. Clearly at least a foot on Spielberg and looks virtually a giant in that photo.
Ice said on 30/Sep/12
Ive met this guy .I fought he was taller , looked like flat 210 cm to me
mike 6 feet out of bed said on 7/Aug/12
Might be taller than 6"9 but that's by looking at photos
anon said on 2/Jan/12
It is Spielberg. Here's another take:

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The angle seems tilted to the right, but even so, he's clearly every inch of 6'9".
leo said on 4/Dec/11
always been a legit 6'9".
Shaun said on 10/Nov/11
Na I don't think its Spielberg but Crichton's legs come up the chest of the guy next to him!!!
Shaun said on 10/Nov/11
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Boost the resolution size. Looks over a foot taller than anybody else in the picture here, although the camera angel is slightly in his favour. If it were level I still think all are below shoulder level so he's a least a foot taller. The second guy from him look s a bit like a younger Spielberg and perhaps 5'7"-5'8" range so it could be him. But I think he actually was that tall, he looks taller than 6'6"- 6'7" guys and I've heard stories of people getting a !!!!! giant alert whenever they saw him. Egghead glasses aside he was something of a handsome geek much like Jeff Goldblum.
LAN Jiao said on 26/Oct/11
I change my mind. Connery 6'1 , cage 5'10 and late crichton 6'8.75
LAN Jiao said on 25/Oct/11
Cage is 5'10. 6'1 in lift. Crichton is 6'8 and connery 6'0.5
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) said on 25/Jun/11
I wonder why he's cited some places as being 6'7"?
Maggie said on 7/Apr/11
I once sat across from him in a restaurant,- he was dining alone. Even sitting, he had a looming presence.
Very handsome.
Bleemo said on 30/Jun/07
This guy is all over the shop I've read as low as 6'7" and sometimes 6'8", either way he is bloody huge.

6'8" claim here

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Ian said on 8/Feb/07
I've met him, my uncle Charles "Chip" Kidd did the jacket design for Jurassic Park for him. I'm 6'10" and he's the only person I've ever met as tall as me. It felt nice to know tall people can be successful too.
Beverly said on 30/May/06
I've met him, stood next to him, and asked him. He's 6'9." I'm 5'9" and he towers over me.
J. said on 23/May/06
He says "I am 6'9" tall", in this interview: Click Here
J-Dog said on 4/May/06
He is a huge man, period.
Editor Rob said on 15/Apr/06
Another couple authors:
Scott Adams, "I'm 5'8", Harlan Ellison "I'm 5ft 5", J Michael Straczynski "I'm 6ft 5...maybe in shoes"
Mr. R said on 15/Jun/05
Elizabeth is right. MC was always listed at 6-10 in the 70's when Coma, and his other novels and movies appeared. He may be 6-9 now.

[Editor Rob: yeah the quote was "6ft", which maybe meant he lost some height]
elizabeth said on 12/Jun/05
he is 6'9". he's commonly listed at 6'10" in interviews and articles, but i guess he's 6'9" at his own admission. i'm a fan of his writing and was also incredulous that he was that tall, but when you look at him in pictures with other people, including actors who are supposedly 6'1" or 6'2" he is easily 6'9".

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