How tall is Michael Rosenbaum

Michael Rosenbaum's Height

5ft 11 ¼ (181 cm)

American actor, best known for playiing Lex Luther on TV series Smallville. He also appeared in Impastor and films Urban Legend, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 and Poolhall Junkies. His website says "Michael is exactly 6'0" tall".

How tall is Michael Rosenbaum
5ft 8 Rob and Michael (age 36) @ Collectormania 14, 2008

How tall is Michael Rosenbaum
5ft 8 Jenny, Michael, 5ft 8 Rob @ Collectormania Milton Keynes, 2008

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Average Guess (102 Votes)
5ft 11.23in (180.9cm)
Andrea said on 9/Sep/23
Do you really think he could be as tall as Big Adam, Rob??
Editor Rob
I think he clears 5ft 11 and I think may not measure that much less than Adam.
FE 4 said on 22/May/23
@Editor Rob,

Is 5’11.5” possible?
Click Here

181cm Minimum IMO, 182cm could be fair based on other actors you’ve met.

What do u think Rob?
Editor Rob
There is a chance of that figure, more than flat 5ft 11.
Sh0ckeh said on 18/Nov/22
You can tell he's a perfect 5'11 (180cm), no chance of being taller. Just watch Smallville where he's constantly towered over by Tom Welling.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 22/Sep/22
He looks 5'11 in first pic and 5'10 in bottom pic,I'm assuming his posture was weaker then. 5'11.
Jimmy_ESB_182 said on 15/Aug/22
He's exactly 6'0.. in sneakers :)
Andrea said on 17/Jul/22
Here he claims that he went from 5'2 in senior year to 5'11, 6': Click Here
I'm not familiar with the American school system, but seeing that it corresponds to 17-18 years, that's a huge growth spurt to have!
Canson said on 23/Apr/22
I’d give him 5’11 flat. Maybe Rob has him near lunch late morning etc
Blasto said on 23/Apr/22
Looking at the pics… a shade under 5’11”.

The teased-up hair is deceptive.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/21
Rob, could 5ft11 flat be closer?

I wouldn't go below it though
Editor Rob
I still think he has a good chance of measuring over that 5ft 11 flat mark.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Mar/21
6ft out of bed is possible...
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 19/Mar/21
180 cm
slim 6'1 said on 7/Jan/21
Flat 5’11”
Canson said on 18/Aug/20
If he really is 5’11.25 at a low the 6’ claim isn’t horrible given he would measure 6’0 out of bed and still 5’11.5 after being awake 2 or 3 hours. Likely him simply rounding up. The real question is is he really a strong 5’11 or just a solid 5’11 afternoon height?
Blanc said on 19/Jun/20
You look the same, if not taller than what Bob Odenkirk looks next to him.
Jkiller said on 6/Apr/20
5'11.25 (181cm) is spot on for Rosenbaum
Andrea said on 6/Mar/20
He holds up very well with Brandon here: Click Here
And you can see their footwear in this video... more or less: Click Here
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 8/Dec/19
5'11.25" only if you include his hair.
Nils2 said on 25/Nov/19
I would guess at least 5'11.. a bit over possibly. Longer head can give smaller impression right, because eye level, shoulder level etc looks lower
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 25/Aug/19
5'11.25" is a bit too generous.
Editor Rob
I will say in person he looks taller than someone like Brian Austin Green...
Velikisrbinnn said on 23/Aug/19
Solid 3 inch difference
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 18/Aug/19
Almost same height with my 5ft 11 neighborhood buddy named Daniel!!!!
TheBat said on 30/Jun/19
5'11.25" is a solid listing. 5'11" is a great height range in general.
Canson said on 4/Jan/19
@Jdubbz: of course and you and I would be told we’re 6’5-6’6 lol when we’re a hair over 6’4”
Jdubbz said on 12/Dec/18
Lol of course he claims 6'0.
Canson said on 8/Dec/18
He does look 5’11” with Hulk Hogan
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Nov/18
5'11" would be a better listing than 5'11.25"
Zampo said on 16/Nov/18

Based on the photo's, yes I agree.

I have to say after out quite a bit of pics now and I think this current listing may be nearer to what he could measure. I'm actually not sure he would measure below 5'11 (well there is a greater chance of a measurement above 5'11 than under). I think 180/181 cm range is fair for him.
Editor Rob
Over 5ft 11 flat matches up with other smallville guests I believe, and as I mentioned, in person he looks more solid 5ft 11.
Canson said on 9/Nov/18
I would advocate 5’10.75 especially if we take Rosenbaum’s hair into account. 5’11 is absolute the most I could buy for him
TheBat said on 2/Nov/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8"

Now that you mention it, you're right about him only being 6'0" in his shoes. I recently saw some photos where he had some footwear advantage next to other celebrities.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 30/Oct/18

He's only in his 40's, I highly doubt it. He's only 6'0" in shoes.
TheBat said on 27/Oct/18
5'11.25" is a good listing for his current height. He was possibly 6'0" when he was younger.
Andrea said on 26/Oct/18
I thought about that too (the fact that in both the photos he doesn't look over 180), Zampo, and that's a good point, though I can still believe he could measure near 181, based on how he looked on Smallville and a few other things I've seen of him...
Zampo said on 24/Oct/18

Acknowledged. You make a good point, which I can't disagree with. I think maybe the reason why I'm a little skeptical is because there is not only one photo-shot but two in which Michael is still not looking 181 cm range. Rob is however in the best position to estimate as he has seen him in person and likely with others. I should probably have a look at Michael with other celebs particularly how he stacks up with 5'11 guys.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 24/Oct/18
I think Michael is only a fraction taller than 180cm Brain Austin Green.
Editor Rob
He would edge him out...whether it is as much as half inch is debatable though.
Andrea said on 24/Oct/18
Zampo, while it is true that he doesn't look over 5'10.75 HERE, Rob's photos with celebrities don't always reflect celebrities' "true heights" (and in fact most of the time they don't, apparently). If Michael isn't over 5'10.75 because he doesn't look over 5'10.75 with Rob, by the same token, as I said in the past, guys like Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are 182 range, Dolph Lundgren 186-7, Brett Dalton 185 MAX, Colin Salmon 6'3 range, Harold Perrineau 5'9 range, etc. , which I highly doubt (also because that would mean that Rob pretty much sucks at guessing height in person).
From what I've seen of Michael (and regardless of how tall he looks with Rob), 181 is a good shout, IMO.
Zampo said on 23/Oct/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8", wouldn't disagree with you there. I still think he is around 5'10.75 just that more likely to measure in the 5'10.75-5'11 zone rather than my initial guess which was more 5'10.5-5'10.75.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 18/Oct/18

His head is bigger than average for his height, but most likely no more than 9.8"-9.9"
Zampo said on 17/Oct/18
@Christian 6'5 3/8"

Agreed, but he has a far from a average sized head. I think his head size would push him to roughly 5'11. There are some height differentials a photo will not be able to grasp well. I can definitely see him having a 4.8-4.9 inch eye-head level which would put him at roughly 180 cm.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Sep/18

He doesn't look more than 5'10.75" with Rob.
Zampo said on 15/Sep/18
I think with now a better understanding of heights (eye-levels, head sizes etc) that the nearest cm he would measure to would be 180 thus there is therefore a good chance he could measure 5'11 flat. Don't think he would measure much more than 5'11 (180.3 cm).
Mike5 said on 13/Sep/18
Nowhere near 6’0 looks like a very weak 5’11 in both pics
cade said on 25/Aug/18
I talked to Micheal rousenbuam while he was here in Vancouver, shooting smallville. He's a funny guy. I'm 5'10 he ma had a inch on me, which makes him 5'11 not over 5'11
Canson said on 9/Aug/18
@Junior: I think the chances of him being under 5’11 are better than over with how he stacks up next to Rob
Canson said on 9/Aug/18
@Junior: that would make rosenbaum 180 more than likely. Rob met Welling and had him 6’2.5 here which may even mean he’s under that mark more likely than over it
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 19/Jun/18
I can see 9cm between Rosenbaum and Tom Welling. 181ish is possible.
Canson said on 12/Jun/18
If we didn’t have the pic of him with Rob here and just saw a pic of him by himself, he may pass for being 6’0” to be honest just because of the size of his head
Christian-6'5 3/8" said on 11/Jun/18

So do I. I'm not saying 5'11.25" is completely impossible though.
Canson said on 11/Jun/18
@Rob: you could be right since we’re guaging by a pic. He may have stood straighter or better with you outside of it. Plus a CM diff isn’t always easy to decipher
Editor Rob
There's always potential ranges for somebody...which can change, sometimes the more you see of somebody, the more narrow your estimate can become.
Canson said on 10/Jun/18
@Christian: I’m seeing 5’10.5-.75 max
Canson said on 10/Jun/18
Going solely off the height chart, he doesn’t look over maybe 179-180 range max. Really 179. He has thick hair which gives the illusion he is taller than he is and if we look closely at the height chart, Rob has the line slightly above where his scalp would be. It’s not at the top of his head like Rob has his in the pic. Now it’s possible Rosenbaum isn’t standing as tall in the pic as he would at other times that Rob has seen him or that Rob may have potentially improperly guaged footwear between the two. But the pic speaks to a weak 5’11” Rosenbaum. And even if he were really that, His hair is long and he could give an impression of being a tad taller. Also we’re talking 2.5” vs 2 3/4-3”. That said, Rob could be off by a CM
Editor Rob
Whilst always a chance of under 5ft 11, I think for me the odds are far greater of being a bit over 5ft 11 than under.
Yht said on 4/May/18
Most of his height come from his loong head.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 25/Apr/18

Even if he has a big head, it's strange for a 5'11.25" guy to have a 5'6" eyelevel. Something seems weird.
Zampo said on 24/Apr/18

This is a tricky one. If your height line chart is indeed accurate, the above pic is a really good example to use to help judge ones height, as Michael is standing well and not tilting his head. Based on the photo alone, 5'10.75 range.
Editor Rob
He does have a fairly big head in person, I think overall 181 range suits him.
Don Julio said on 18/Jan/18
Woah Rob, what is the size of that man's head wow. With 2 inch lifts I could buy 6'1"
Editor Rob
His head is close to 10 inches, for a celebrity quite big.
SD-5'8(172CM) said on 19/Nov/17
Link to Inside of Tom Welling by Michael Rosenbaum Click Here And they make several references to height...
Tom Welling's height references= 3:57,4:05,6:14,19:18-19:33. 5'3 in his teens and his height was a hindrance to his modelling career...
Michael Rosenbaum's height references = 4:34,11:43,13:47. 4'11 in his teens and he's dad is/was 6'5
Tom Welling was 5'3 in his early teens and Michael Rosenbaum was 4'11 in his early teens...It's ironic that both Clark Kent(Superman) and Lex Luthor grew a whole foot through their teens...I only grew 2 I wish it was 5 to 7 inches...
randomuser said on 18/Nov/17
Typical tall German American
Canson said on 22/Oct/17
@Ben: he doesn’t look that tall with rob more 5’10 range like you are
Ben said on 21/Oct/17
Rob, I'm not sure he's 5'11.25". My friend is 172 and this basically what we look like together(2nd pic). But I haven't measured myself in quite some time so I dunno...and my brother and my biological dad grew quite a lot from 17-21.
Johnson said on 5/Oct/17
@Rob In the picture alone with you he looks no more than 5'10.5. What do you think?
Editor Rob
he does have a decent sized head remember, I don't think he's any less than 5ft 11 range.
Slim said on 18/Sep/17
179.8(5.10.75") barefoot. With his boots on is a different story.

He isn't the full 5'11", let alone a strong one.
David Banner said on 15/Sep/17
@Rob - have you seen the picture of Rosenbaum with Hulk Hogan? If not, you can google it. Hulk is looking 6'2" at best in it.
Please let me know your thoughts...
Editor Rob
for Hogan, it's a question of whether he stands tall in photos. It's hard to Tell if he is in the photo.
KH said on 6/Sep/17
The pictures are not that important to me its the fact that Rob was able to get close to someone and size them up. Pictures do in fact lie sometimes. Also, I don't know if some people really understand the concept of dropping height. When a taller person puts his arm around shorter people like that he is almost certainly not standing as tall as possible.
Andrea said on 18/Aug/17
Photos don't lie, huh? If you think that way, as I said, most of the celebrities that Rob has met should be downgraded by a noticeable amount. I guess you think that guys like Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are 182 range, Dolph Lundgren 186-7, Brett Dalton 185 MAX, Colin Salmon 6'3 range, Harold Perrineau 5'9 range,... right? After all, that's what they look with Rob and... photos don't lie. And, hey, I named only a few but the list is quite long... 😊
Michael does look near 5'10.75, as you say, with Rob. I completely agree. This doesn't necessarily mean he'd measure that low, though. On Smallville he generally does look more 5'11-5'11.5 range than say 5'10.5-5'11 but I guess that's because most of the cast is a bit overlisted... 😉
Oh and it's funny you say that Michael can't be over 5'10.75 because he doesn't look over that mark with Rob but at the same time you guessed Keith David as a 182 guy when he in fact doesn't look much different than Michael with Rob... 😂
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 17/Aug/17

Photos don't lie. He looks 179-180 next to Rob so he's 179-180, no matter how you much want him to be taller. Btw his eyelevel's exactly on the 5'6" line and he's not tilting down his head either so he can't be 5'11.25". And he has a 4.5-4.75" eyelevel which is average for guys his head size, so he's 5'10.75" range. And most of the Smallville cast is listed a bit high anyways.
Andrea said on 15/Aug/17
How tall do you think he'd look compared to Big Josh? It would have been interesting if he took a picture together...
Editor Rob
I'd say Michael does seem an inch taller, given Josh is a fraction over 5ft 10...
Andrea said on 14/Aug/17
He does look comfortably over 5'10 with Rob, at least 179-80 range. That being said, I doubt he would ever measure under 180! Rob, do you agree that he'd be AT LEAST a couple of cms taller than Big Josh?
I'm sure there are some scenes on Smallville where he can look at least 4 inches shorter than Tom (when Tom is in bigger shoes) but, when they are in similar shoes, it looks less. 3.5 inches between them is quite possible.
I think he's got a bigger chance of measuring over 5'11 than a guy like DiCaprio...
Editor Rob
I think from seeing him again up close he looked a very big 5ft 11 guy, so I feel 181 is a good enough guess, I'd be shocked if he measured under 5ft 11!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Aug/17
Rob, is he really a strong 5ft11 guy?

I gauge 5ft10 range in both photos maybe near 5ft11 with better posture.
Editor Rob
yes, over an inch taller than Mike Tyson in person...
Canson said on 9/Aug/17
@Andrea: you said it very well. Most of the celebrities should be downgraded. Not so much the ones Rob has met and based on but because the more honest ones pretty much out the others standing next to them like the Rock for example. Not all of them are off but a good bit are and the ones where Rob has met them they are usually a lot closer in height but even a few are listed taller than they are as well.
Andrea said on 7/Aug/17
Based on what, Christian? If you base your estimates on Rob's photos alone, most of celebrities should be downgraded and many of them by a "noticeable" amount. I do agree that Michael doesn't really look over 180 with Rob and maybe 179-80, as you say, is not unreasonable here but that is generally too low for him! Having seen him on Smallville and a few other things, I can't see him under 5'11 and he may well be a bit over...
It would be interesting to calculate the average "height loss" in Rob's pictures with celebrities, how tall they look with him (which is pretty much a FACT) vs how tall he thought they were in person. I wouldn't be surprised if it was something like 2cms...
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 5/Aug/17
179-180. 5'11.25" is pushing it too much.
Andrea said on 3/Aug/17
Yeah, it is believable. 179 is BS! He never looked that short on Smallville. As I said, maybe he is closer to 180 on a bad day but I wouldn't argue any less. He generally looked a bit shorter than John Glover on the show, maybe right around 2 cms. And John himself I think was very near 6' back then...
Andrea said on 2/Aug/17
I agree that he probably doesn't look over 180 with Rob here but I doubt he's as low as 179. Even on Smallville I wouldn't have guessed him under 5'11... Maybe you can argue he could be closer to 180 than 181 at his low but a fraction over 5'11, as listed, isn't unreasonable at all!
I managed to see a few pictures from the last event and I think he can still pull off a decent 5'11...
Editor Rob
I spoke to him briefly last weekend and he really looks over 5ft 11, I think 181cm range is believable, no less.
S.J.H said on 5/Jun/17
I still think Rosenbaum is solid 179cm as i compare my friend who were 5'10 and 5'7.75 they resemblance how rob look next to Rosenbaum alone the bottom picture. Solid 6cm height difference but not 7cm
Sammy Derrick said on 2/Jun/17
5'11(181cm)once you put into account his hair.5'10.5(179cm)bald.
Great Lex Luthor,I'd love to see him portray a speedstar in cw's The Flash,cause he voiced Wally West in the animated series.
S.J.H said on 13/Feb/17
He atually look 5'10.5 with rob and jenny it's a 6cm differences not over and bottom picture close up wth rob he only look 5'10.25 but compress down rob hair he still don't pass for 5'10.75 , i bet he is solid 179cm and looks it my dad's current height with my 5'8 aunt and my dad could still hold 5'10.75 in the morning and drop to lowest at 5'10.5 is how Rosenbaum looks it with a better posture

Click Here just this image he walk like a weak 5'10

Click Here also look under 5'10.5 with this picture judging from bad angle

Click Here standing more properly look to push 180cm in the day time.

Click Here Very solid 179ish everytime i look at him. I have watch the clip he look 5'11.5 range walking with this dress shoes
S.J.H said on 27/Sep/16
Michael is exactly 5'10 tall. LOL.. He is 5'11
Tony Stork said on 9/Aug/16
@Editor Rob,

Ur saying that his head size is possibly 10inch while in the older posts, u said his head was no bigger than urs? Is it 9.5 or 10inch?
Editor Rob
I did look again and would go with a bit more than 9.5 knowing where his head ends and his hair starts, so more chance of looking 10 inches in a photo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jul/16
Rob, could 5ft11 flat be closer?
Editor Rob
he can look a decent 5ft 11 in person, I would rule out a 6ft, but 181 I think is a fair mark for him.
truth said on 21/Jun/16
Legit strong 5'11 guy. Probably brushes 6'0 in the morning.
Mat said on 19/Jun/16
Rob, would he look eye to eye with a 5'10 guy? Because of his eyelevel.
Editor Rob
not really, even with nearly 5 inch eyelvel, it's still only about 1/3rd lower than an average 5ft 10-11 guy would have.
Fez said on 17/Apr/16
Looked a Solid 181 in Impastor
Andrea said on 1/Jan/16
Well, if he measured something like 180.5-180.7 at his low, that would still be just over 5'11 but maybe not quite 181 :)
Is there any possibility he's just 5'11 flat or you're quite sure he'd measure over that mark?
As i said, he doesn't look over 180 with you, so this would be another case of a celebrity looking shorter next to Big Rob?
Andrea said on 31/Dec/15
Rob, if you had to choose, would you say he'd measure more within 181-181.5,180.5-181 or 180-180.5 at his LOW?
He looks roughly around 180 with you...
Reading the old comments, it seems that some people even believed he was just 5'9 which is crazy of course!
Editor Rob
I'd stick around 181cm range, I think he'd probably measure in just over 5ft 11 range.
Mat said on 23/Dec/15
Rob your eyes come just under his nose. That would be a 2.25 inch difference, so 5'8.25+2.25=5'10.5 Am I right? If he was 5'11 you should be looking at his mouth
Editor Rob
I think he could have a fraction lower eyelevel. He generally has a longer than average head size.
b-mint1994 said on 20/Apr/15
solid 5'11" for sure. I'm just upset you got to meet the best Lex Luthor Rob and I didn't lol.
Andrea said on 4/Apr/15
Rob, who are the other celebrities you met who looked very similar to Michael in person?
Editor Rob
With michael our footwear was quite similar, but there are other people who might not be exactly same but looked strong 5ft 11, a bit over that mark.

For instance a guy like Sean Patrick Flannery had a fraction more and looked in that 181 zone up close, Aaron Ashmore looked about that strong 5ft 11 range but with a fraction less footwear so more 182 range.

A guy like chris gorham is somewhere in that 181-2 zone.

Finn Jones up close looks in that zone, over 5ft 11 flat.

Tim Russ maybe is a 181 type guy now. Joe Flanigan can look that range too, 181-2..
Andrea said on 26/Oct/14
Rob, would you say Michael's range is more 180-181 or 181-182? I think he's a solid 5'11 guy so 5'11.25 fits him... He's another guy who seems convinced to be 6', since he's claimed that in many occasions but that's probably a 'shoe measurement'... I think you can safely rule out 6', 5'11-5'11.25 is what he looks with you!
Editor Rob
I think he's measured 6ft in sneakers, so claiming that height isn't really wrong to many people, they go with a height in shoes/sneakers. I do think he'd probably measure a bit over 5ft 11 on the stadiometer.
dude said on 5/May/14
Wow, he's got a big head. 10 inches, maybe, Rob?
Editor Rob
Lorne said on 19/Apr/14
I wouldn't go less than 5'11, even if he can look barely 180 in pics. 181 is fair. But Rob doesn't always go with the highest. Just look at Alex Skarsgard...
Andrea said on 11/Apr/14
Yeah, between 180 and 181 is probably on the money. Rob always goes with the top so 181 is fine!!
John said on 9/Apr/14
I saw him last year at the Chicago Comic Con and he walked right past me. I'm 5'10 and seemed within an inch of me. I think 5'11 flat seems about right.
MD said on 28/Mar/14
You know, even with the slight footwear advantage and the lean and angle, 5'11.5" Aaron Ashmore shouldn't look this much taller:

Click Here

It's certainly not nearly enough evidence to downgrade him, but I could see an argument being made for a flat 5'11".
Lo sgozzatore said on 26/Mar/14
Rob, could he dip below the 181 mark after a long day? He looks about 5'11 in these pictures...
Editor Rob
I think 181 range is fair for him
Emmett said on 21/Feb/14
He might be 6 ft exactly with that hairstyle.
Lorne said on 30/Jan/14
What's funny is that his head really doesn't look that long on Smallville! But yeah, a solid 5ft11, though I think he could be 180.5cm at his lowest.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Jan/14

G image Todd Martin, he wins the "tallest skinniest head" award...
Len said on 5/Nov/13
Wow... that's about the tallest, skinniest head I've seen on a person. He should probably get rid of the upswept hairstyle that emphasizes it.

And yeah, 5'11" or so is about right, if one is not fooled by the hair.
cole said on 7/Oct/13
Scratch what I said earlier, he's not a 5'11.5 guy. 5'11 or 5'11.25 seems reasonable.

By the way Rob, did you have about the same footwear, or did one have an advantage over the other (in the bottom photo)?
Editor Rob
michael and I had pretty similar that day
Robby said on 14/Aug/13
I just met him a few days ago. super cool dude. I am 5'9.5" barefoot and 5'10.5" with the shoes that I am currently wearing. I would say our footwear was about the same and I think Rob has this spot 5'11ish" Click Here
cole said on 28/Jul/13
His head seems kind of long, 180-182 cm range is possible.
johno said on 29/Apr/13
Listed height seems about right
Bard said on 6/Apr/13
Close enough. Looks 5'11 flat.
Mr-KILLER-SHRIMP said on 14/Feb/13
180cm flat, no more.
afka9 said on 5/Feb/13
look guite tall.5'11 perfetc for him maybe 182 cm
Lo sgozzatore said on 25/Jan/13
Rob, you think he could be just 5'11? I'm seeing some old episodes of Smallville and it's funny because in some shots he looks slightly shorter than Tom Welling and in others he looks dwarfed by him. You think he really used appleboxes as he claimed?
Editor Rob
michael doesn't look a 6 footer in person for sure, he can look 5ft 11-11.5 range, I'm sure welling could look sometimes 4 inches taller
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
that's exactly how a bang on 5'11 guy look near a 5'8 guy. 180! no more.
Elijah said on 16/Dec/12
He has the longest head of any man... it might give him the illusion of being taller to a lot of people (not me though) but in reality it is 180cm MAX for him.
Dmeyer said on 11/Dec/12
In the pics hé looks more 5'10.5-10.75 so 5'11 makes 11.25 might be his 12noon height nearer 5'11 at night
The Exorcist said on 8/Dec/12
A very ordinary 5'11".
Aragorn 5'11. said on 21/Oct/12
sid, your definitely right! Michael Rosenbaum is exactly 5'11. I was able to meet him very briefly while he was in Vancouver, Canada shooting Smallville. He was an inch taller than me and I am a strong 5'10. And we both had similar footwear on so that couldn't have gave him any extra height. Also, he's half an inch taller than Topher Grace (5'10.5) and a little over an inch taller than Kevin Spacey (5'9.75). He was also in a movie with Jason Isaacs (5'11) and they were the same height. The extra quarter inch is unnecessary because he's clearly a strong 5'11 but nothing more! However, he can look 6'0 in shoes but barefoot nothing more than a solid 5'11.
Hob said on 31/Jul/12
solid 5'10.5 an eye to eye level up here tells.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 8/Jun/12
5ft 11in (1.80 m) even might be better. Exact same height as Gareth David Lloyd is what I'd surmise. Not quite a strong 5ft 11in (1.81 m) like Cary Elwes, Thomas Haden- Church etc.
sid said on 19/Jan/12
I saw Micheal on his yacht here in Vancouver guess he stay there while he shot smallville, I was a few feet away visiting a friend who also has a yacht I estimated he looked a inch taller then me I am 5ft10.
ChiasmataX said on 11/Jan/12
181cm is very close to his real height. Much better than 182cm. @Patrick just compare this guy to the dude from height challenge # 10 (who is 184cm) and you will see he is below 182cm not over.
Patrick said on 11/Jan/12
Michael definitely does not stand straight-up. Anyone posing that way, arms apart from each other and put on people shoulders, has to appear shorter than he really is; the same for the other pic where Michael who doesn't care about his height or look, is visibly slouching or at least, very relax. Rob looks straight-up because he has to be so for being a good and useful landmark. In my opinion, he looks shorter than ever in the only show I have seen him and presumably loses here about an inch or at least half of an inch. I don't see him less than 182cm anyway.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/12
That is not how a 5"11-6"0 man
should look like next to a 173cm(5"8)
person. We need to bring this guy
down. I see 179cm in the older pic.
In the new pic I see 177-178cm max.

Official height is IMO, 179.5cm(5"10.75) and no more...
nice guy said on 20/Dec/11
181cm in shoes Id say..179cm flat
ChiasmataX said on 21/Nov/11
His long head doesn't fool me. He's 179-180cm at most.
LAN Jiao said on 10/Nov/11
looks 180cm here.
Shaun said on 19/Aug/11
Looked 5'11.5" 182cm range.
John said on 15/Aug/11
Strong 5'11, on problem.
USYD said on 3/Aug/11
No, he's definitely not a 6'0" guy. I'd give him 182cm midday and 181cm at night. Most he could claim is 5'11.5".
Nils said on 24/Jun/11
Probably 6'0 in the morning^^ maybe that's when he was measured :D
John said on 23/Jun/11
Are you kidding, there is an easy 3 inches between Rob and Michael.
rob89 said on 14/Jun/11
Looks 179 cm to me, a strong 5'10" more than 5'11"ish
James said on 2/Jun/11
i know a guy who is 6'4 or 6'5 that looks exactley like this Michal Rosenbaum
John said on 25/May/11
5'10.25 is too low, he's got 3 inches on Rob and Jenny. Take a ruler and put it at his eyes and you'll there is 3 inches between them without the hair.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/May/11
He's got a long head so that could deceive people into thinking he's 6"0
Legend said on 14/May/11
He looks 5'10.25
Philly guy said on 12/May/11
"I dont know anyone who rounds up an inch,they would get called on it straight away,I only notice it with Americans,they nearly all give their height in footwear. American philosophy is 'Bigger is Better'"

If you've never meet a 5'11" guy whose said he's 6 foot- you need to get out more.

What's with the anti-Americanism? We didn't adopt metric- you did- get over it.
James said on 4/May/11
solid 5'11 guy all round
Lenad said on 1/May/11
I wouldnt argue under 5ft11
ANDREA[ITA] said on 24/Mar/11
I'd say he looks at least 10 cms shorter than tom welling... he's nothing more than 180!
James said on 28/Feb/11
Yeah 181cm is probably closer
Yo said on 27/Feb/11
strong 5ft11 or weak 5ft11.5-75? His mouth is barely at the level of your eyes so there is 9-9.5 cm of difference:) close to 5ft11.5...?
James said on 22/Feb/11
I think he is 182cm because robs head only looks 3cm above his eye level and rob is also standing closer to the camera as well. He does look really close to 6ft.
Anonymous said on 20/Dec/10
Chuck said on 28/Oct/10
Haha not much to dispute about Michael Rosenbaum's height at all. He gave an honest height. Looks roughly around the same height as 6'0" John Glover in Smallville.
Patrick said on 1/Jul/09
I bet 6' or shy under.
GUK said on 20/Jun/09
This makes me wonder if Americans take height in shoes. I went skiing in America and a guy no more than an inch taller than me gave his height as 6ft 1. I'm a weak 5ft 11.
Josh.J said on 17/Jun/09
everyone saying 6'0 is being tricked by his hair. he looks no more than 5'11 with rob/jenny.
Big King said on 29/May/09
Yes, he's 6'0" and nothing under it.
Hugh 190cm said on 29/May/09
6ft on the nose.
sid said on 28/May/09
kali from me I saw Micheal eye to eye we looked about the same height, I am 5'10 he could had a inch.. makes no diff..he really didnt seem much taller then me..
sid said on 15/Apr/09
Hugh your beg my pardon why.?
Patrick said on 8/Apr/09
Yes horacle, he loses a good inch in this pic. Besides, 5'8 is not that short and yet, Ed Rob looks clearly shorter than "Lex". 182 cm sounds real and no less than 181 anyway. You need to be so to make a 5'8 man looking so!
Patrick said on 17/Mar/09
I agree with vki about his bald look better than hairy!
Hugh said on 6/Mar/09
I beg your pardon Sid, you were right.
Hugh said on 6/Mar/09
Looking the header pictures we can tell definitely he is 179 cm. 6 cm on Rob, 5.5 cm on Mamun and 5 cm on Jenny nothing more, nothing less. If they had same shoes Michael is exactly 179 cm. And this makes the difference on other celebs heights. Let's recheck.
vki said on 5/Mar/09
I think Rosenbaum looks better when his face is......clean~~
Patrick said on 4/Mar/09
As always Yaspaa, you are perfectly reasonably "right"!
Michael in Paris was often taller than many admirers and
rob89 said on 2/Mar/09
Looks 5'10ish to MAX 5'11 in these photos, even accounting for possible differences in posture, and of course excluding his spiky hair.
Yaspaa said on 28/Feb/09
It's still pretty hard to comment Patrick and it all depends on the height of Arnold,I always thought 6'1 and he's on this site at 6'1 but I'm not sure,I'll say 182 for Mr.Rosenbaum or a weak 6'0.
Lex said on 27/Feb/09
181 is right.
Patrick said on 11/Feb/09
Bravo Yaspaa! I didn't realize it was you but I totally agree with you. Unless Kennedy is less than 184cm and Arnold less than 6'2, Michael cannot be less than 6 foot tall. It's even more obvious with Tom Arnold! There is no comparison between "that" difference (bet Arnold and Michael) and the one between Tom Welling and him. If Arnold is well 6'2, that implies a complete
Yaspaa said on 5/Feb/09
Looks close to 6'0 with Jamie Kennedy and Tom Arnold. Click Here Click Here
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/09
looks 6cm or 6.5cm over, then 1.79cm with 0.5cm should be his height barefoot, 5ft 10.75
sid said on 6/Jan/09
linebacker40 I saw micheal R he we where eye to eye, he looked exactly 5'10 which is my height, if he where 6ft i would have to look up at him alittle. maybe those shoes that smallville gave him he's probably 6, barefeet he's 5'10
linebacker40 said on 5/Jan/09
Rosenbaum is hard to say exactly. In Smallville, he looked about 6' but looks 5'11" in the photos above. I think he's really 5'11.5" but that's just my rough estimate.
sid said on 23/Dec/08
Yaspaa look at the pic, if there 5'8 micheal looks 2 inches taller. maybe 2'25
Alucard said on 29/Nov/08
It's closer to 4 inches than 2 sid...
Yaspaa said on 24/Nov/08
That's the biggest 2" I've ever seen sid.
dmeyer said on 19/Nov/08
181 looks right
sid said on 7/Nov/08
What can I say micheal looks 2 inches taller then rob and jenny.. who bot are 5'8 making micheal 5'10.. I knew it all along lol
sid said on 7/Nov/08
Anonymous see thats what I been telling people.. he looks 5'10. I saw him I am 5'10/ we where eye to eye... maybe 5'11 in shoes he might be... he looks 5'10 in these photos
sid said on 7/Nov/08
rob looks taller then mamun.. who claims he's 5'8'25.. he looks shorter then that
Patrick said on 21/Oct/08
James Dean: I 100% agree with you! I think he never will get another part as he did with Smallville. He was the best Lex Luthor ever, far better than the Kevin Spacey one because much more tragic.
I see him still at more than just
stephen said on 7/Oct/08
he had hair?!?!
Alex said on 6/Oct/08
I do think Rob looks to edge out Mamun in height slightly based on these pics.
James Dean said on 6/Oct/08
I think he looks better bald
Katie said on 6/Oct/08
I met Michael Rosenbaum recently and I think giving him 6' wouldn't be too much of a stretch. His head is pretty long and he seems to not really be trying too hard as far as posture goes in all these pictures.
Anonymous said on 5/Oct/08
He looks 5'11" on the dot. Hes not 6'0" becuase dont forget to notice that his hair makes him seem taler then he is.
Anonymous said on 4/Oct/08
His forehead is closer to 5 inches. Taking into account his loose posture as well, 5 11.5 is a very real possibility IMO. 5'11.25 is the lowest I would give him. His hair is very misleading though I must say.
Alex said on 3/Oct/08
Rob, yea then his eye level would be more 4.5 inches. The hair may have made it seem a bit more, but with that thet top of your head is at least an inch above his eye level so he would be 5'11.5 at most.
Anonymous said on 3/Oct/08
He looks about 5'10.5 to 5'10.75
ZT said on 3/Oct/08
a solid 5'11 ...
B said on 3/Oct/08
Look at the placement of his eyes, I don't see 4 inches there more like 3.25.
Yaspaa said on 2/Oct/08
The hair looks really strange,like it's his younger brother or something. Imagine if he finished his last Lex Luthor scene and then realised weeks later that he had gone bald for real,that would suck. Love the new pics anyway.
Anonymous said on 2/Oct/08
He is about 5'10.5 to 5'11
Jlee said on 2/Oct/08
yah about 5 foot 11. he's about 3 inches or so taller than maria menonous in kikin it old school.
edm said on 1/Oct/08
probably for the hair style he appers like 6'1 in the bigger pic.
he claims on rob and mamun in my opinion he is 6'0
Nelson Heights said on 1/Oct/08
Looking 179
Lenad said on 1/Oct/08
He looks like a bit of a comedian.
Liking said on 1/Oct/08
the superman theme. He does only look 5'10.5" though!
Lenad said on 30/Sep/08
Looks 5'11-ish. Your right on the money Rob.
Viper said on 30/Sep/08
I agree that hes 5-11.
gunshow said on 30/Sep/08
id say more like 5-10.5 cuz rob is a little more than halfway between his eyes and top of head
Anonymous3 said on 30/Sep/08
5'11 and change....could pass for 6 ft with maybe 1.25in. shoes? making him 5'11.5ish? Then maybe a weak 6ftish guy
Alex said on 30/Sep/08
5'11-5'11 1/2.
Yaspaa said on 30/Sep/08
Proof that most celebs don't throw out clothes after wearing them once.
Ras said on 30/Sep/08
5'11 flats exactly.
Mamun said on 30/Sep/08
Thank you my friend ROB and Jenny for showing me your kindness ! It means
a lot to me !

Kind regards

miko said on 30/Sep/08
He seems one of those guys who could claim 6"0 and get away with it.
B said on 30/Sep/08
Hey Rob, I've seen this guy do a lot of interviews and he has a pretty good sense of humor, was he anything like that when you and Jenny met him?

Editor Rob
didn't get much time to talk, at his autograph table he was friendly etc but busy.
OutBenchThis said on 30/Sep/08
Rob, is 179 cm (just below 5'11") possible for Rosenbaum? He really only looks to have about 2.75" on you..

Editor Rob
I estimated around 5ft 11.
Yaspaa said on 30/Sep/08
Wow no pics,then four all at once. 5'11 and change looks right.
cris said on 10/Sep/08
i think he is 5.11
sid said on 31/Aug/08
Patrick Rousenbuam looked my height eye to eye
sid said on 16/Aug/08
Yaspaa He could be 5'10, marster could be 5'8 there
Patrick said on 6/Aug/08
Once more, "I" am "Anonymous" of the 1/08/08!
Anonymous said on 1/Aug/08
I agree with you Yaspaa. Big brain and muscled bull Rocky (5
Viper said on 30/Jul/08
I think hes 5-11 barefoot.
Leung said on 29/Jul/08
If you shave James Marsters head then I would say Rosenbaum is 2.5 inches taller easy.
Yaspaa said on 29/Jul/08
Hugh you must be deluded,ther is no way only 2" there.
Hugh said on 28/Jul/08
Yaspaa, I would say 1.5 - 2 inches taller...
Yaspaa said on 27/Jul/08
Click Here He looks 2.5 - 3 inches taller than James Marsters here,5'10 is BS.
Rocky said on 10/Jul/08
Lisa west Micheal rosenbaum ain't 6ft, When I saw him With Tom welling, in feb or march of this year, he looked around my height which is 5'10. season 7 is last year, still was shot this year early of 2008 so it's actually considered last year. I saw them filming at the church on side of the alley. Tom was on the phone as usual when I saw on ocasion time, and Micheal looked my height which is 5ft10 he isn't excatly 6ft he could be maybe 5'11 we where eye level when he looked at me walking by.
Lisa West said on 27/May/08
Hes 6 foot exactly, well I was melting at the time so its hard to really tell when your cuddling up to him, cause Im 5'9 and bothering to measure his height was the last thing on my mind!
Yaspaa said on 15/Apr/08
Viewing a lot of pictures of this guy and watching the show, 5'11.5 seems right on the money.
patrick said on 16/Oct/07
Well posted fingirl87 and, yes, he's handsome and I'll add, as a man myself, charismatic AND very, really talented!
Actually, he
fingirl87 said on 5/Oct/07
looks like few cm shorter than Carson Daly in you tube video "michael rosenbaum interview"... check it... if carson is 185, Michael should be 182 or something.... handsome guy anyway
patrick said on 24/Sep/07
He does look short ONLY when facing Tom as almost everybody but a few other actors of the show.
He looks quite tall in his others movies. He did not look short at all in Paris more recently neither.
Never possibly being qualified as "pretty small guy" in any way.
ted said on 22/Aug/07
To Chip.Tom Welling is 3 inches taller according to this site so Rosenbaum got to be around 179-180.
Chip said on 21/Aug/07
To Ted-Because Tom Welling is at least four inches taller than Rosenbaum.
ted said on 20/Aug/07
If he is that tall why tom welling at smallville looks at least 4 inches taller?
Anonymous said on 20/Jul/07
I'm 5'11 1/2" and when I met him he was at least 2 inches shorter than me - pretty small guy by all accounts.
rose said on 17/Jul/07
i think michael is about 1.80 because when he is face to face with tom welling on smallville scenes , michael is shorter , and he has to look up to tom...and you can see photos of michael in this web adn you can see him next to kristin , he is not so tall like in very websites say...
Roger said on 10/Jul/07
Well you are all wrong. He looks shorter than the guy who plays jimmy olsen and In one smallville episode they said that the jimmy olsen dude was 5 ft 10
Patrick said on 10/May/07
That clip as many others of that ilk doesn't mean anything because of depth of field which here, makes Jared, much taller than both of them, looking almost alike!
Anyway, M. Rosenbaum is visibly 6' what is not that tall after all; He looks so with any other star guest in SV. 5'11 does not give that impression, never on screen;
RobertJ said on 7/Apr/07
Thank you pgv. Check out the pics of Routh and the rock, according to most Routh's hair makes him look taller. Yet his hair isn't that long or outrageous and The rock's head is more or less shaven.
pgv said on 21/Mar/07
Hair makes you look taller, not shorter.
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/07
He's 5'11, cuz Jensen Ackles is 6' and he looks taller than him, look Click Here
patrick said on 11/Dec/06
OK, more reason to take into consideration other parts of the head: eyebrow line, nose etc.
Worse: sometime, somebody appear at first sight taller (or shorter) than another and, then, looking at them better and more accurately, it turns out to be the contrary! That happens often when a "James Dean hairdo actor" opposite to a "flat hairdo" one;
Remember how Robert Conrad appeared much taller when "Rocker style hairdone" than after, with a so-called "modern" and "flat" hairdo which, furthermore, took a lot of the character's personality away.
MD said on 4/Dec/06
Again, there is a difference between a whacky, tall hairdo and a thick head of hair. A bald person always appears taller next to someone of similar height if the other person has a normal grade of hair. The only time some of similar height looks taller next to a bald person is when there is a "tall" hairsyle in play.
patrick said on 4/Dec/06
a man alone, with no one next to him allowing to make a comparison may, indeed, eventually, look taller; it's a psychological impression; in the same way he can appear "more evil" or tougher;
the same with somebody next to him will often look smaller because of what the eye perceives: a mass (of hair)!
if you take two same height persons, one being bawld and the other with a lot of thick and high hair, it is normal, logical and obvious that the second will "be" and not only appearing, taller; it's "fake" but hi will be;
that's the reason why i ALWAYS take into consideration the "eyebrow, eye, nose base line" as reference;
of course, some people have notable differences in the proportions of their respective faces and heads;
nevertheless, by and large, people have more or less the same proportion of forehead height for example and this whatever tall they are.
the height of shoulder line is not really convincing: James Caan or the late Anthony Perkins have or had, bery "high" shoulders when guys like Kirk Douglas and many black people have "low" ones;
last point: the global size, volume of the head; that varies a lot from one individual to anothe and, as result, influences your appreciation;
for example, a man like Steven Seagal already very tall, is often considered as "even taller" (often 6'6 or more); the same with David Morse; WHY ? because S Seagal has a long but not "important" head; its mass is much less big than many of his costars;
D Morse has him, a short head and a long neck, like S Seagal and both have, above all Seagal, high shoulders;
all of these factors can induce you to bieleve them taller than they really are (and, "they really are"!).
RobertJ said on 4/Dec/06
That's odd because everytime a height of a male celebrity with a thickful of hair comes into question, someone always says "his hair makes him look taller."
MD said on 2/Dec/06
Hair reduces the appereance of the height of the top of the head. Unless you have some really crazy hair cut or some hair really stacked up high, being bald does make one look taller.
weirdguy said on 1/Dec/06
I was told he is shorter than what he looks on television so basically he is 5 feet 11 i was told.
RobertJ said on 1/Dec/06
What aussie? How can he apear taller with NO hair? If anything he looks shorter than he is. wow...
Aussie Bloke said on 23/Nov/06
Yeah, he is about 5ft11, but having no hair certainly makes him appear taller than what he actually is! Sometimes you look at him in Smallville, and he looks really tall, about 6ft2. But he aint that tall, just looks tall with his bald scalp
dmeyer said on 1/Nov/06
looks about that height
patrick said on 17/Oct/06
John Glover is A GREAT ACTOR and certainly deserves, in my opinion, a place within this very interesting sites (beyond the "haight topic" by itself);
Frankly, some people are...OK, let's say definitly "less" interesting!
By the way, John Glover is 6'1 so "some" will say he is 5'11 or less; read my lips!
john said on 9/Oct/06
Rob, why is there no John Glover listed in the g section of this web site.
john said on 13/Sep/06
Tom Welling seems a bit taller than him, 3' or 4' inches. Tom is closer to 6'3" according to a friend of mine that went to school with him.
Its A Punjabi Ting (UK) said on 31/May/06
Say again....da Lex Luthor dude (the best potrayal of Lex Luthor iv got to say grew from 5 ft 2 bout 6ft? I dont no how the American education system works.... from high school how old would he be...and in college how old wud he hav bin to the point that he grew so many inches? Not impossible...sum1 i no grew from 5ft 6 (wen he was 17 ) to bout 6ft 2 maybe (dis is bout wen he was 20) so beleiavble)
MD said on 25/Apr/06
Not the best picture, but here is one of him with 6'1" Tom Arnold in 2003. Tom has his head back, and we can't see footwear, but maybe this will help in the discussion. Does it only look like 1" difference?

1. Click Here

Editor Rob
posture...I think tom's does look a little better there, so hard to say really
Anonymous said on 24/Apr/06
He looks 6 ft, the first time i saw him in a scene with Jensen in smallville, Rosey looked taller. I wonder how he grew 9 to 10 inches after highschool he was probably exaggerating is 5'2" height

Editor Rob
you know, I vaguely remember this...actually sometimes Welling can look 3 inches taller than rosenbum
Anonymous said on 31/Mar/06
According to this article he mentions he was 5-foot-2 when graduated from high school and grew "9 or 10 inches" in college. Which would put him at 5'11 to 6'.

Case closed.
alexander said on 1/Mar/06
i personally know you can groe into your mid 20's i was 5'10 at 21 and at 25 i was 6'3 so it is possible
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/06
maybe welling is more like 6'3 than 6'2, instead of rosenbaum being shorter than 6'
MA said on 28/Jan/06
I met him and he is really tall. Much taller than I was expecting. Definitely around 6'
Kenshin said on 10/Jan/06
also in that last pic john looks to hav a full inch on tom if he stands staright.
MD said on 8/Jan/06
Whiel not the best angle, Michael is decidedly AT LEAST 3" shorter than 6'2" Alan Ritchson from the pics at For some reason, the links don't work. But, I truly believe that Michael is no taller than 5'10" barefoot. Pics:

1. Michael and 6'2"-6'2.5" Tom Welling

2. With Tom and Kristen

3. With full cast.
Kenshin said on 7/Jan/06
he looked 3 inch shorter than Alan Richtsson in the Aquaman eps.
MD said on 21/Dec/05
Does someone have photos to illustrate this difference in height?
The End said on 5/Nov/05
NOT 6ft. More like 5'9". I don't think even Jensen Ackles is 6' either, more like 5'11".
daffodil said on 4/Nov/05
In almost every scene with Jemsem Ackles (Jason Teague) Michael looked shorter. Jensen claims to be 6' as well : )
Horacle said on 4/Oct/05
i think this guy is 179-180cm but no more
Kenshin said on 21/Sep/05
sometimes he appears to be 2 inches shorter and the sometimes 4 inches i think he or tom wears lifts
Tuco said on 23/Aug/05
Not sure about this one. He looks more like 3-4 inches shorter than Welling on Smallville. Also, standing next to 6'1 John Glover he's visibly 2 inches shorter (at least)

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