Michael Rapaport's Height
6ft 2 ½ (189.2 cm)
American actor best known for roles in TV series like Boston Public, Prison Break , Friends and Justified. In films he has appeared in The 6th Day, Higher Learning, True Romance, The Heat, Cop Land and Men of Honor. On Stern Radio he mentioned his weight and height, saying he was "215...220 [pounds]"
and "I'm Six Two...Six Two and a half"
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Average Guess (35 Votes)
6ft 2.34in (188.8cm)
Canson said on 13/Dec/20
@Rampage: 6’2.25 is my guess
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 12/Dec/20
The lowest I can see him is a tad over 6'2" in the evening.
He looked quite a bit taller than Jim Parsons in an episode
of BBT I just watched ("Helium Insufficiency"). I'll vote him in at a weak 6'3" in the AM.
Slim 6'1" said on 4/Oct/20
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 27/Sep/20
Yeah, as a matter of fact, my girlfriend thoight that Rappaport was 6'6" on TV. I immediately called her out on it, lol. Granted though, Rappaport was in a scene with much shorter people.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 25/Sep/20
I saw Michael in 'True Romance' 👩❤️💋👨 again the other night and yes, I STILL thought he could pass for taller than his listed 6ft2.5.
It might have been handy if the stoned-out Brad Pitt had got off the bed so that we'd have been able to compare the two actors, but Brad's job was to get wasted and, in all his stupidly honest ignorance, tell the gangsters, including the late James Gandolfini, where his friends were spending their afternoon. 🙊 Bad move, Brad, bad move!
Well, it just goes to show how tall a genuine 6ft2.5 really is, doesn't it?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/20
I can’t see him as just a 6ft2 flat guy. Watch him in Friends. Only an inch taller than David Svhwimmer?
Canson said on 4/Aug/20
@Editor Rob: 6’2.25 would be more appropriate if he said 6’2/6’2.5”. I agree with Slim’s estimate
Slim 6'1" said on 3/Aug/20
Vtec said on 28/Mar/20
shorter than dolph lundgren
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 20/Mar/20
🎂🎁🎉🎈 Happy 5️⃣0️⃣th Birthday 🎈🎉🎁🎂
A Very Happy half-century Birthday to Michael Rapaport - 5️⃣0️⃣ years old today!
I used to think he was nearer the six four mark after I first saw him, which was in the Quentin Tarantino film 'True Romance'.
I'm going for 6ft2.5 for Michael on this big birthday of his! 😄👍🍻
Nik Ashton said on 5/Feb/20
He’s very very honest!
MBR said on 4/Feb/20
I know there are way taller people, but he just towers ower all of his castmates... I say 6'2.75
Canson said on 2/Feb/20
6’2/6’2.5 means that he’s in the middle. 6’2.25 is more like it
Jkiller said on 29/Jan/20
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 30/May/19
That scene in the lift in 'True Romance'! Ha ha! Michael TOWERS over Patricia Arquette; in fact, he towers over everyone, and before I saw that particular scene, I mean REALLY took it in, I thought Christian Slater was fairly tall!
DPH1995 said on 2/Feb/19
I'm watching seaspn 4 of Prison Break rn, defnitely looks this tall next to Wentworth Miller (184cm).
Gee said on 26/Dec/18
Easily he looks 6'2" and 240 lb.
Rising - 174 cm
said on 8/Dec/18
If Dolph is just 6'2.5" these days then Michael may be more 6'2"-6'2.25" now like Terry Crews: Click Here
I don't know whether that's a 1/4" loss by 48 or what he always was, but it's not all that surprising when you remember how they looked in 1995 when Dolph was still 6'4": Click Here
With that said, Michael usually strikes me as taller than a flat 6'2" and I don't doubt 6'2.5" back in the 90's.
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Nov/18
I agree, Christian. He looks huge in 'True Romance', and I would have believed 6ft3/4 EASILY for him.
It goes to show just how many people wangle their height!
Animus said on 5/Nov/18
I've seen him claim 6'2-6'2½ on The Howard Stern Show and recently 6'3 on The Fighter and The Kid. I think 6'2½ is entirely fair.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Nov/18
I repsect him for being honest. Most guys his height would claim 6'3" easily.
viper said on 2/Nov/18
181 said on 3/Feb/18
He is at least 189cm, less than that is ridiculous...
He says he's 6-2, lol.
said on 2/Oct/18
Picture with Tony Hawk who claims 6'3
Kyuss101 said on 15/Sep/18
Weak 6-3 imo
181 said on 3/Feb/18
He is at least 189cm, less than that is ridiculous...
Mark112 said on 12/Jan/18
Rapaport is almost head-to-head with his 5'9 wife in many photos, she's prob wearing 3-4" heels
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 5/Dec/17
I like Rampage as a poster, but some of the stuff he says is a bit crazy. How can 6'2" be too low for Rapaport when he claimed to be 6'2" himself and also looks it?
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 5/Dec/17
Strong 6'2 might be closer. Wouldn't personally give him a flat 6ft2, his height is a bit all over the map.
Shredder said on 5/Dec/17
6 '2" flat too low? He claims 6'2 , 6'2.5 and he looks barely 6'2 at best possibly under next to a 6'3.75 guy. Too low is 6'1.5 or below , 6'2 or just under is as close to the truth that we can get!
said on 3/Dec/17
6ft2 flat is too low
Editor Rob: beside that nfl player he certainly can look 6ft 2...
The Shredder said on 2/Dec/17
Yeah 6'1.75 is even possible after seeing that clip with Goff , I'd give him 6'2.
said on 1/Dec/17
6'2" is better for him, he looks similar in height to Triple H without knowing their footwear Click Here Click Here
Canson said on 30/Nov/17
Well said Rob
said on 29/Nov/17
Good listing to me, at one point I thought he was really 6'4" as google lists him (lol) but he recently met Jared Goff (NFL quarterback who was measured 6'4" on the dot prior to the draft) and he was significantly smaller
I take it This clip
is what you saw, yeah he could be near 2 inches smaller.
And Goff got 6ft 4 flat a few hours out of bed, so he could fall to 6ft 3.75. Rapaport at 6ft 2 flat isn't impossible really.
Anonymous said on 16/Nov/17
On an episode of collider today he specfically said he was 6.3.Mark Ellis directly asked him.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 15/Sep/17
He makes Bieber look tiny.
Sam said on 13/Aug/17
Looks more 6'3 to me. If someone can over measure themselves then you can easily under measure yourself.
Slim 182 cm said on 10/Aug/17
This guy absolutely towered Bieber, good listing.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 8/Jul/17
Kind of hard to believe Rapaport only weighs 215lbs. He can look easily 240
Slim 181 cm said on 8/Jul/17
@Andrea, exactly what Christian and I discussed.
Andrea said on 7/Jul/17
He certainly has body proportions that can make him look taller than he is...
Andrea said on 7/Jul/17
Having just rewatched the entire show, I can see how 6'2 flat is possible at times... It is true that in some scenes he doesn't look more than 1.5 inches taller than Went (and 5 inches taller than Robert Knepper) but he generally does look over that mark, next to the other guys. Nearer 2 inches taller than Dom, 3 inches taller than William, 4 inches taller than Wade, etc...
The only reason why I thought he was an easy 6'3 in the past is because many actors from the show were overlisted!
Maybe you can't completely rule out 6'2 (he has claimed that mark on Twitter) but 6'2.5 seems an honest and sensible claim to me. And anything under 6'2 is BS...
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Jul/17
Michael rapaport is 3.5 cm shorter than cress Williams.
Slim 182 cm said on 6/Jul/17
@rob, thanks. Christian you're nearly twice my bodyweight... but I guess nearly 100 kg is normal for a tall guy like you , I guess 100% ectomorph here. I'm built like Pitt, Norton, and grant gustin. Possibly a mesomorph hybrid as I have broad shoulders(about 3 or 4 times the width of my head)
At 140 pounds, 7% body fat, maybe less....
only my morning height is 182 as well.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/17
6ft2½ is the absolute lowest I'd give to this guy. He looks a solid 6ft3 guy next to guys like Wentworth Miller and David Schwimmer. Cop Land had a substantially average and below cast so I can see how he might've given a 6ft4 impression.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 6/Jul/17
@Slim 182 cm
Actually mesomorphs are the ones who have the best proportions. They have a solid broad frame, but the same time not fat or chubby to the point of looking stocky, which makes them seem shorter. I consider myself to be a hybrid of mesomorph and ectomorph, so I'm naturally a bit thin but not gangly or frail. I'm currently 220lbs with 15% body fat in case you're wondering.
Slim 182 cm
said on 6/Jul/17
What would you say his head length is, Rob?
Editor Rob: I'd go with 9.5-9.7 range
Slim 182 cm said on 5/Jul/17
Hi big rob or any kind miscers... is this possible?
6" 2.5 mornings
6" 2 afternoon
6" 1.75 nights
Slim 182 cm said on 5/Jul/17
@Christian, I'd comfortably say rapaport is a mesomorph(strong) and endomorph(fat) hybrid, still above average chest, back and shoulder size. I know because my 6"2 cousin is claiming 190 and it's plausible. They can even look 2 metres tall to really short people. That Andrea guy posted an interesting screenshot of Cress Williams(wyatt) with rapaport, might get us closer to the truth.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8) said on 4/Jul/17
Good point, but people with endomorphic build gives the impression of shorter, not taller.
Slim 182 cm said on 4/Jul/17
Tbh I now think he's 187-188. maybe playing a villain in PB caused us to think he was taller than he actually was, Maybe. Christian, agree to disagree. I think the prison break male cast is slightly underestimated, height wise of course! I've also seen this guy in true romance as Brad Potts roommate . he could appear much taller given that he's got large shoulders, high body weight, endomorph build.
Christian-196.5cm (6ft5 3/8 said on 3/Jul/17
6'2", he often only had 1.5" on Wentworth Miller.
Average height and slim said on 5/Jun/17
Think he might be pushing 190
Dmeyer said on 1/Jun/17
Having 0,6in less shoes than Brad Pitt he looks 4,5in taller so 5 in that makes brad 5'9,5 or him 6'3,5
berta said on 16/May/17
i remeber watching prison break like 8 years back when he was in it. and beside dominic purcell and william fichtner i would have thought he was no less than 190. but i may have overestimated those guys. maybe william is no taller than almost 182 and wenthworth is only 184
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/16
He looks rather sensible here which is more than can be said for the character he played in 'True Romance'!
I like it when an actor plays a part like that! He did look stupendously tall in that film, especially in the lift! I would have believed him to be 6ft4...
said on 23/Sep/16Click Here
He's arching his head to the side and still has 1in on John Cusack
said on 22/Sep/16
With 6'3" Matthew Modine. I don't know if Matthew has the same sneakers -
Editor Rob: could be a kind of shell-toe stan smith/superstar about 0.7 inch vs new balance type, so possibly a little fraction.
Modine has claimed at 56 he shrunk from 6ft 4 to 6ft 3...
jtm said on 30/Jul/16
thanks dmeyer for proving Pitt isn't over 5'9.5
Dmeyer said on 26/Jul/16
Pitt has more shoes than rapaport and yet looks à solid 11-12cm smaller rapaport looks 6'4 in pics with pitt
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jun/16
That scene in Cop Land where he drunkenly strolls out of the night club, he absolutely towers over everyone, you'd think he was near 6ft5!
truth said on 6/Jun/16
6'2.5" to 6'3".
Jug said on 1/Jun/16
6'2.5 seems too low for Rapaport. I could have sworn he was 6'4, I would say at least 6'3.
said on 1/Jun/16
ROB what would you give Cress Williams ? On Prison Break hes described as beeing 6'4" , however google lists him as 6'5" . He did look very tall on Prison Break . I would buy 6'5" .
Editor Rob: yeah it is possible, he can look near that range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/May/16
6ft2½-6ft3 is more likely than 6ft2-6ft2½
Matt said on 7/Apr/16
6'2 seems way too low for him, he looked at least 4 inches taller than 5'11.5- 6' Louis CK on his show. I think he's more 6'3-6'4.
said on 22/Feb/16
Rob hé looks 6'3 with evryone Arnold , Purcell Miller in pb next to Brad also maybe hé says that to get jobs 6'2,75
Editor Rob: I think he seems an honest guy, I believe he'd have measured around what he claimed. A 6ft 2.5 can pass for 6ft 3 many times
Dame said on 19/Feb/16
This guy is very tall. I saw him in 2011 and he looked around 195cm with shoes on and towered over the walking around him.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Feb/16
He looked a big 6ft3 guy in Cop Land and sometimes closer to 6ft4.
Rob, maybe 190cm?
Dmeyer said on 16/Feb/16
Rob in that pic with Pitt , Pitt has a 4-5cm cowboy wich means rapaport apear a solid 6'3,5 in that pic
said on 14/Feb/16
Mmm with a better angle he does look around 6'2,5 with Pitt at Click Here
, he can certainly look a proper 6'3 though and at times look almost 6'4.
Editor Rob: at times he could look 6ft 3, but then an honest 6ft 2.5 guy can pull off looking taller when the other people are maybe not so honest with their claims.
said on 14/Feb/16
@Rob Are you sure he's not taller and one of those rare guys who downgrades himself? In True Romance with Christian Slater he really looks similar to how 6'4 guys look on you, he looks close to 8 inches taller than Slater than 6. Look here with Brad Pitt too Click Here
He looks similar height to a Paul Bethany to me. As Andrea says, he has to be taller than he claims.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Feb/16
@Rob Can you squeeze in True Romance and Friends for TV? He can look borderline very tall at times, towered Christian Slater in True Romance.
Dmeyer said on 6/Dec/15
Then arnie was just 6ft in 6th day
said on 4/Dec/15
Rob, he has said to be 6'2 on Twitter... I think he's over 6'2 though! As far as i remember, he had AT LEAST 2 inches on Dom Purcell in PB and 3 inches on William Ficthner! In fact, i did think he was an easy 6'3 guy! I also saw a picture with Brad Pitt somewhere where he looked easily 4 inches taller! Do you agree that 6'2 flat is too low? As i said in the last comment, i do think he'd measure similar to Brandon Routh, Lance Reddick and Jack Coleman (and he just goes with 6'2 like Lance and Jack)!
Editor Rob: he could sometimes drop a fraction, it is rare though, but then if a guy was a 1/4 or 1/3rd over 6ft 2, maybe they are not comfortable rounding up to 6ft 3.
Andrea said on 3/Sep/15
From what i remember, he did have at least 2 good inches over Dominic Purcell on PB, in fact i did think he was a strong 6'3! But then he's come out with this "6'2-6'2.5"... 6'2.5 is a fine listing, i doubt he's any shorter than that! This is another 6'2.5 guy who can look quite tall on the screen, like Lance Reddick, Jack Coleman, Brandon Routh! No doubt he'd be very similar to them...
Deano said on 2/Sep/15
Looks 6'3"-6'4" range on Prison Beeak. Looks around an inch shorter than 6'5" Cress Williams.
Dmeyer said on 6/Jun/15
Close to 6'3 in most films 6'2.5 but not 6'2 flat
Gerry said on 24/Apr/15
In Higher learning he looks all of the 6-4 he has been listed. He was a great actor in the 90s but the films these days just dont suit his acting style. Hes also got a lot fatter in higher learning is someone had said he was 140-150lbs id have believed them
Andrea[ITA] said on 7/Mar/15
So he claims to be only 6'2'-6'2.5? Interesting... In Prison Break he was the tallest one and i actually thought he could have been a strong 6'3 since he was easily 2 inches taller than Dominic Purcell and 3 inches taller than William Ficthner... But he seems quite honest! That's probably more the case of the other guys being shorter than their listing!
said on 5/Mar/15Click Here
Rob, at around 1:15 he claims 6ft2-2½...you may want to add that quote
[Editor Rob: yeah someone mentioned back in January, forgot to add it to the top.]
Sam said on 12/Jan/15
Stern seems a bit of a stickler for people's height claim, but at times he can look a fraction over 6'5" but claims just 6'5". I thought Rapaport had been listed at 6'4" before a lot (not on here) but this seems more honest. He did make everyone look pretty short in Cop Land though.
Sean said on 7/Jan/15
Today he said on Howard Stern that he was "6'2", 6'2-1/2"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Nov/14
caaq said on 9/Sep/13
He looked about an inch taller than arnold all through the 6th day. So he is 6-3 if arnold was 6-2. But honestly to me arnold always seemed 66-1.
LG69 said on 15/Jun/13
Looks 1" shorter than 6'2" Triple H. I'd say 6'1" even for Rapaport.
strange said on 22/Apr/13
he was not taller than Mark Pellegrino in prison break episode 13, season 4 (last minutes in that episode)
Mathew said on 20/Feb/13
What are you guys talking about. He doesn't have 2" on Triple H.
said on 3/Oct/11
Rob maybe he had something terrible happen to him that made him loose height because as of late he seriously does n't look over 1,88m Click Here
[Editor Rob: maybe the pic gives a little advantage to Dolph?]
Dave said on 30/Sep/11
He easily has 2" on Triple H. 6'4".
ANDREA[ITA] said on 20/Sep/11
I dont know... In some pics he looks no more than 6'2, in prison break he's much taller than Dominic Purcell and William Ficthner and can appear close to 6'4! With the killerman, who is supposed to be 6'4, he looks no more than half an inch shorter!
said on 19/Sep/11
at 6'4 he should have 2 inches on wrestler triple h, i haven't seen the movie yet but the screenshots and off camera photos from it are not leading me to believe there is 2 inches between trips and this guy Click Here Click Here
Danimal said on 19/Sep/11
He is at least 6'3" and could be close to 6'4". Was the same height as 6'3"+ Tom Green and a fraction shorter than 6'4"+ Conan Obrien. He claimed to be 6'3"-6'4" in 2006-2007.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 18/Sep/11
Sorry but anything under 6'3 is just ridicolous! He was much taller than Dominic Purcell, listed here at 6'1 even if others think he's 186-187! He had more than 2 inches on him so he could be 6'4
honey said on 27/Aug/11
i think he is 6 ft 2 inches.
Bon_ said on 2/Jul/11
6'3...in shoes. Barefoot in the evening 6'1.5 max.
Terryman said on 22/Jun/11
0.5inch shorter than Cress william(big black hitman in season 4 prison break) who was mentioned as 6'4 220lbs on the show!
Boom said on 18/Feb/11
This guy is nothing below 6'3. He looked pretty close to Jon Berry whom is 6'4-5
Andrea [ITA] said on 4/Feb/11
He's at least 190-191 cuz in prison Break he looks much taller than 185 dominic purcell... I think he could something like 193 in the morning
jotun said on 3/Feb/11
@anon below Dolph was eally more like 6' 4.5''...making this dude more like 6' 1.5''
Anonymous said on 9/Nov/10
i think he is 6'2".There's a 1995 pic of him with 6'5" Dolph Lundgren where Dolph clearly has 3" on him.Go to getty img and see it.
Hugh 190cm said on 16/Jun/09
Built like a 6ft4+ guy so 192cm could be bang on.
bigman said on 28/Apr/09
Clay said on 9/Apr/09
He's a actually a good actor, he was SUPPOSED to act horribly in the War at Home.
5'2 man said on 14/Feb/09
this concept is nuts in poetic justice when he's talking to tupac they stand near each other and tupac looks almost as tall...we all know tupac was under 6 foot but trip out...then today I see rappaport in the nba celebrity allstar game and he was as tall as terrel owens...and 6'3 is right on..
Hugh said on 20/Jan/09
Walked past him once. Looked very close to 6ft4.
George said on 7/Jan/09
He looks tall on The war at Home, he says he considered being a basketballer when he was younger because he is 6'3 and a half. I think on that war at home episode he was rounding down. Also looked 2 - 3 inches taller than 6'1 schwimmer on friends.
Lenad said on 28/Dec/08
Doesnt come across as a big guy
adam said on 19/Dec/08
At least 6-3 and a HORRIBLE actor.
Alex said on 14/Nov/08
Mr.R, then he's likely 6'3 but he has the frame and body type to look as tall as 6'4-6'5.
tsega said on 19/Oct/08
he is an illusionist..cuz his forehead is a lot bigger in proportion to his face so a 6' 3" man can stand eye to an eye with him but his forehead will make him appear taller...
Mr. R said on 18/Oct/08
I have heard him say 6-3 on several occasions.
George said on 7/Oct/08
I was just watching Friends, he's about 2 inches taller than David Svhwimmer who is about 6'1. So 6'3.
Sean said on 2/Oct/08
In Prison Break Season 4 Ep 6 when he's standing next to the black hitman thats working for the company he looks 1-1.5" smaller. And the hitman was described at being 6'4" when they ran a profile on him.
Alex said on 16/Sep/08
I saw him in Higher Learning again and he just towered over Omar Epps. This guy could be a legit 6'4 but hes also pretty thin which could make him appear taller. 6'4 is still possible.
adam said on 12/Sep/08
Hugh, could be 6-4.
Hugh said on 9/Sep/08
Hugh said on 18/Mar/08
Looks nearer 6ft4. 192cm a possibility, Rob? He was exactly an inch taler than me when I walked past him in New York. He was in Low cut sneakers.
geno said on 6/Jan/08
he's a legit 6'3 he comes to the place I work with his kids often. he's more heavy set then I thought makes his appearance bigger I'm 6ft , he's one of those stars that when you see in person is bigger then you think.
Famous_In_Japan said on 9/Jul/07
AT LEAST 3 inches taller than trovolta in Lucky Numbers.
miko said on 6/Jul/07
If Arnold Schwarzenneger is 6"0 (which it says he is on his profile) then this guy is only 6"1, but if Arnold is 6"2 which he claims he is - then 6"3 is bang on for this guy.
Alex said on 1/Jul/07
I think he could have been 6'4 too.
Marty said on 13/Jun/07
In Pall Bearer he looks at least 2" taller then Schwinner, so 6'3" makes sense.
Height Tracker said on 26/Feb/07
Not sure if he had two inches on Smith in Hitch. Looked more like 1 to me.
ed said on 16/Dec/06
He was the same height as Dylan Neal (6'2'') who appeared in a episode of 'War at Home'.
Royce da 6'2 said on 16/Nov/06
He says on "The War at Home", during the episode where they go to Florida, "because... i'm 6'3, 200lb" when asked why he gets the aisle seat on the plane
dmeyer said on 30/Oct/06
did look 2 inches taller than will smith in hitch and 2 to 3 inches on arnie i think he is more 192 cm
J-Dog said on 14/May/06
He seems closer to 6'4". He may not always look it and some may assume he is 6'2" but if you look at him by others, he appears it.
dmeyer said on 14/May/06
hey rob i think he might be close to 6'4" he looks a good 2 inches taller than will smith in hitch on of them is lyng he is aleast 6'3.5"
316 said on 12/May/06
He looks more a 6'2 guy than 6'3. I remember seeing him as a special guest star on Friends, and he looked slightly taller than 6'1 inch David Schwimmer. But hey, guess camera angles did the trick there as well.
[Editor Rob: this guy does slouch...a fair bit.]
bikagyura said on 17/Mar/06
I agree he doen't look more than an inch shorter than McBride in Boston Public... I believe he is closer to 6' 4
dmeyer said on 10/Jan/06
i alwais thaught he was 6'4" but if he is only 6'3" then arnie is only 6'1"
Anonymous said on 27/Dec/05
he doesn't look more than 1 inch shorter than Chi McBride
Lil D' said on 16/Dec/05
It says he is 6'4 on ibmd.com and he considered being a b-baller 'cause of his height.
Mr. R said on 20/Oct/05
He has stated this height on several occasions.
smokeblower said on 19/Oct/05
I do not believe he is quite that tall. He was on the Carson Daly show and appeared the same size as Carson. Althoguh Carson had on large heeled shoes and Rappaport had on trainers.