How tall is Michael Richards

Michael Richards Height

6ft 3in (190.5 cm)

American actor best known for playing Kramer on TV series Seinfeld. In an interview with the Independent newspaper he mentioned his tall stature, saying "I'm 6ft 3", although in a 1993 St Louis article it said he was "tall (6-foot-2 1/2)"

How tall is Michael Richards
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Average Guess (12 Votes)
6ft 2.69in (189.7cm)
Junior said on 16/Aug/17
He claim to be 6'2.5" so 6'3 maybe a rounded up.
Chris said on 16/May/17
I remember seeing Michael Richards on an old episode of Night Court. I was surprised how short he looked next to John Larroquette. Of course Larroquette is about 6'5". It looked lik Michael Richards was about 6'2", maybe, give or take half an inch.
6'1.5 said on 26/Mar/17
Even if he was 6'3" during the show he's probably down to 6'2.5" at most now
Clint said on 19/Mar/17
Can you guys stop alluding to 'The Beard' already? Is this really the only example you can cling to? There are plenty of scenes where he appears to be over the listed mark during the show... First of all Michael has pretty bad forward head posture, second of all he's constantly bowing his thoracic spine into a hunch so he can get closer to the other actors' level, plus it's common knowledge that they tack an extra inch onto the chart in order to accomodate for footwear during those police lineups (not to mention his relatively flat footwear compared to Julia's heels, George's basketball shoes and Jerry's boots during the latter half of the series)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/17
Still looked near this w/h Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
berta said on 22/Feb/17
he looked like a 190 guy in seinfeld. but if they said 189 at one point then i guess maybe he is only that? its a very specific number. hein some way looked taller than that but maybe it was just the hair
6'1.5 said on 11/Feb/17
@Brad but the average guess beggs to differ.
Canson said on 14/Jul/16
He's always been around 190 peak prob down to 188/189 today
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 30/Jun/16
I'd say 190 cm suits him well. Being described as 6'2.5" and 6'3", I'd split the difference.
Brad said on 11/Apr/16
Wait a second, many of you are using the lineup from the Seinfeild episode "The Beard" to make the case that Michael Richards is 6'2" or under. You're arguing that the soles of his shoes should be substracted from the height displayed. Did it ever occur to you that they may add a standard inch to the chart to compensate for footwear? They may in fact do something like this. (Keep in mind Kramer wears relatively thin shoes.) Some convenience stores do this it seems, so that your true height is recorded. Makes sense. Richards looks every bit 6'3". People consistantly cite him as being 6'3". The chart says 6'3". Rob says 6'3". I say 6'3".
Niggurd said on 11/Mar/16
6'3 prime
6'2 now

I guess he could look anywhere from 6'1 to 6'4 depending on his posture and footwear. Funny.
Jerry said on 23/Jan/16
Watching Seinfeld he's under 6'3" maybe shave the listing by half an inch
RKV said on 11/Sep/15
Looked 188-9cm next to 193cm listed baseball player Paul O'Neill in episode titled The Wink. Never a full six three.
Dingus said on 21/Mar/15
6'03" on the dot
fff said on 21/Nov/14
in the episode where they are identifying suspects he had shoes on and if you exclude his high hair he was pushing 6-3....I say he's 6-2 without shoes...he is lanky so he looks like he could be 6-4
1.81cm said on 28/Nov/13
During Seinfeld's 9 season run he almost always wore Derby style shoes. These do not have thick soles and would only add about an inch. Maybe 6'2.5"?
josep said on 29/Oct/13
I think he's 6-2 because in the episode where he's getting his mugshot and he's wearing shoes and he wasn't even at 6-4...he was at 6-3 and that's WITH shoes on so he must be 6-2 without
josep said on 29/Oct/13
I think he's 6-2 because in the episode where he's getting his mugshot and he's wearing shoes and he wasn't even at 6-4...he was at 6-3 and that's WITH shoes on so he must be 6-2 without
Henrik said on 31/Aug/13
In shoes, yeah.
Joe said on 20/Aug/13
Probably a weak 6'3" during the show.
Henrik said on 23/Jul/13
In the Seinfeld episode The Beard, he was in mugshots in shoes. It looked like he was struggling with 6'3". Guess I'm going to have to take my old post back.

6'2" max.
Henrik said on 20/Jun/13
Well, I thought he did sort of look towering and could give the impression of having 5 inches on Jerry on the show. I wouldn't rule 6'4" out, but of course it could also be that Jerry was not a legit 5'11".
Jer1 said on 2/May/13
I would go an inch up on him, too. 6-4 is not out of the realm of possibility. Actors have more incentive to go down on their height, not up, especially when they're already tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Aug/11
6ft3.5(192cm) at his peak
chris z said on 30/Jul/11
he is 6 foot 3,but 6 foot 6 whith the kramer hair
Legend said on 14/Jul/11
He was shorter than John O'Hurley. I give him 6'2.5 max
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jun/11
I can buy a weak 6'3 on Seinfeld
dog said on 16/Mar/11
I'm 6'4" and met him once. He's at least my height or taller
Mathew said on 13/Mar/11
Jerry and Elaine both described him as about 6'3".
5'8.12 said on 25/Feb/11
He might be 6'3.5, he is consistently taller than most guys on the show, so he is definitely taller than 6'2.
Anonymous said on 2/Feb/11
On Seinfiels their are times when he looks like a solid 6 ft 3 Jerry is a solid 5 ft 11 which is only 4 inches shorter than Kramer really not to big of a height differance but he can also be about 6 ft 4 cause his hair is always puffed up
l0ck n l0ad said on 30/Aug/07
Anyway Ray, put aside Kramer's height during Seinfeld days.
Have you seen much more recent pictures/videos of him where you can judge his height? I haven't really... I wonder if he shrunk a little, I'm just speculating he did, haven't seen any comparision footage tho.
Ray said on 27/Aug/07
Fair enough, lock n load. I take your point. I was just going by the height chart. That said, 6' 2.5" is the most I can accept for him.
l0ck n l0ad said on 24/Aug/07
No Ray, with all the respect it's you trying to fool I don't know who. I don't mean any offence but you are getting a little delusional claiming for Kramer being 6'1" in Seinfeld. Please, have a look at other at any of the Seinfeld episodes again, clear your mind of that Police chart episode and tell me if he looks like a a mere 6'1" guy! I don't see any point claiming for Kramer under 6'2"-1/2". Kramer also slouches/stoops quite a bit and also wears low soled shoes most of the time if you notice.
Well if you're going to take the police height chart they used in that episode for granted - well, at the military they measured me for 3cm under my real height and so did anyone else who got their medical check up at that place (hope they fixed it by now), because their stadiometer was messed up, it wasn't properly set up.
Ray said on 20/Aug/07
Well lOck n lOad....that's Hollywood for you ! Every actor is given a boost in height. Unless you meet them barefoot you don't know what's going on with footwear.
stewy said on 19/Aug/07
6'2 1/2" seemed to me a little high, but it may still be right, although I saw a scene at the end of the episode "The Betrayal" where Seinfeld and Richards were standing side-by-side. There was only a 2-inch difference in height, and Richards was barefoot and Seinfeld had on shoes. Jerry is 6'0 1/2" in shoes? Maybe they were heeled shoes, or he had lifts, I don't know. It has been about 7 or 8 months since I last saw the episode. 6'2 1/2" may very well be right, I will study the characters some more.
l0ck n l0ad said on 17/Aug/07
I know that episode you're talking about, it's most likely that height chart is off or something to do with the angles it's taken. Saying that Kramer was 6'1" in Seinfeld then you might as well drop down any other actor who played there by 1.5" ~ 2" inches.
Seriously, the lowest ever we can ever 'bargain' for Richards on Seinfeld is 6'2-1/2" (barefoot) and not a faction less. Also, Richards playing as Kramer he's always wearing low soled shoes, it's an important factor as well.
stewy said on 14/Aug/07
I was certain Michael was 6'4" in the movie UHF. But then I saw the Seinfeld
episode "The Beard"(which I have on DVD now)and noticed he was exactly 6'2"
(6'3" standing up straight)in shoes. So now I say 6'2", maybe 6'2 1/2" in shoes, and about 6'1" without shoes.
Chris said on 12/Aug/07
In one episode jerry ask george how tall is kramer and he says about 6'3"
Ray said on 9/Aug/07
If you look at the episode "The Beard", in the police line up, the top of Kramer's head comes up to the 6'2" mark. He's wearing shoes so that would mean barefoot he's 6'1". Unless the chart is off then this is his height.
I can't do the link so type in kramer in police line up in google images and check it out.
Brian said on 29/Jul/07
In the one episode of Seinfeld he says hes 6'3 190 lbs, i believe it. Im 6'3 and he looks about the same height as me.
l0ck n l0ad said on 28/Jul/07
Richards is someone who can set an example of what being tall is. I watched plenty of Seinfeld episodes and as Kramer he manages to look tall in just every episode next to anybody, to me he just always looked tall. Be it 6'2-1/2" or the full 6'3", the guy never ceased to look tall!
I have no problem believing he's 6'3", maybe he's 6'2-1/2" nowdays as he got a little older, but not in the Seinfeld days tho... but saying Kramer looked 6'1" in Seinfeld? good joke.
guy said on 11/Jul/07
Do you have set measurements and schematics? He looks like a 6-3 guy.
Ray said on 11/Jul/07
He was barefoot at Jerry's doorway and looked about 5-6 inches from the top. I would say barefoot he's 6'1". His lankiness and thin frame make him look taller.
guy said on 11/Jul/07
Correct that, as that Seinfeld episode is still airing they showed another scene of Kramer in the police line up. With hair he is 6-6 and without about 6'-3-4ish. It is hard to tell where the wig starts. Of course is this legit? I think if the man says he's 6-3 he's probably 6-3. Tall people are confident and complacent with their heights so they don't tend to lie. Very short people also don't tend to lie because what difference does it make. Someone whos 5-5 can't pass as average no matter what and not even short average without looking rediculous. They've usually accepted that they are short so there is nothing to prove height-wise unlike average and tall average guys. Very tall guys will usually give their exact height. If you remark "you're 6-6" they might correct with "I'm actually 6-5.5." They don't really have anything else to prove and novelty and celebration for us is reality for them.
Croat said on 9/Jul/07
I don't think he's quite 6'3''. Possibly at his peak. He seems 6'2'' and a half.

I am over 6'3'' in the morning, and at night I'm just under 6'3''. It varies, also. I go from 192cm to 189cm.
Jay said on 12/Apr/07
JMG, I was about to say the same thing, I just watched that episode and up untill then I believed he was the 6'3 he claimed, but in that line up, he was in shoes, away from the wall (closer to the camera) and still didnt even hit 6'3, I highly doubt he's more than 6'2 based on that episode.
JMG said on 5/Feb/07
I saw an episode where he was in a lineup standing in front of a measuring wall and it showed that he was barely 6'2.5" and thats with shoes on which puts him at around 6'1" without which cant be right
Editor Rob said on 18/Sep/06
Was mentioned in 1993 St Louis, describing him as "tall (6-foot-2 1/2)"
CelebHeights Editor said on 3/Dec/05
In the Independent newspaper stated: "I'm 6ft 3in"
Mr. R said on 30/Mar/05
But remember Smoke, they used to claim that Richards was 6'4". if he was really 6'3", that could bring Jerry closer to 5'10".
Mr. R said on 29/Mar/05
This also confirms my hunch about Jerry Seinfeld. He just did not seem to be that much taller than his shorter co-stars. If Richards is shorter than listed, then Jerry is too!
stevestarhgh said on 29/Mar/05
Micheal Richards recently came out here to Australia and told a guy on the radio that he was 6'2 1/2 not the full 6'3.

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