How tall is Neil Flynn

Neil Flynn's Height

6ft 5 (195.6 cm)

American actor, best known for playing The Janitor in Scrubs and Mike Heck in The Middle. In he replied to being asked how tall by saying "NF: 6'5""

How tall is Neil Flynn
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Average Guess (29 Votes)
6ft 5.19in (196.1cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Nov/20
Still looks this
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Nov/20
If he was 6'5.25" peak then massive chances for Tim Robbins to be 6'5-6'5 1/8 peak.
Willes190 said on 1/Nov/20
I always thought this guy was 196cm.
Matt6'5 said on 22/Sep/20
Neil Flynn is turning 60 in November. But he still looks very tall (could be his frame). Rob, would you still think 6'5 for him today? What about 6'5.25 in his 20s?
Editor Rob
Might have held onto height quite well...I can see how 6ft 5 and change in the 90's and 2000's could seem plausible, he looked very tall on TV.
Hulk.23 said on 15/Aug/20
Honest listing even in the crystal skull he towered over Harrison Ford (at times 5’11-11.5) and Alan Dale (6’0). 6’5/196cm on the nose
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 22/Jun/20
I don't think Neil Flynn was over 6'5 a low, i mean never was. I recall Neil look similar to Tim Robbins in a movie.
MBR said on 6/Feb/20
But for real though, my 5'9 friend once had him grab her by the shirt and say "you got a problem with that?" because she's crushing on him. It was hillarious
Jkiller said on 29/Jan/20
Strong 6'5 (196cm)
MBR said on 2/Jan/20
@Sotiris Gravas With Garrett slouching, Neil FLynn kinda looks taller if you look at it a certain way
MBR said on 2/Jan/20
Wow, this man is TOWERING. He sometimes even manages to like as tall as 6'8 Brad Garrett!
K.A 188 said on 27/Aug/19
195cm flat today.....
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Apr/19
Here's Neil Flynn (6'5" peak height) next to Brad Garrett (2012)... Click Here Garrett might be down to 6'7" here. W/ bad posture, looks closer to 6'6".

Flynn w/ Patricia Heaton (2012)... Click Here

Garrett and Heaton... Click Here

Charles Barkley and Garrett (2009)... Click Here

A young Barkley and 6'8.5" Chris Webber... Click Here
Barkley/Webber (2015)... Click Here
Nik said on 2/Jan/19
I like his comment "NF: 6'5""!
Canson said on 31/Dec/18
@Matt 6’5”: what do you measure out of bed and at a low?
Matt6'5" said on 30/Dec/18
I just wanted to address berta’s Comment below about doorways. In the us, standard doorway height is 6’8”. Now in older buildings (my home was built in 1901) you still find much shorter ones. I have to duck through nearly all my closet doors. It just depends on the building.
Matt6'5 said on 6/Jul/17
I think this is accurate. He towers everyone on "The Middle".
berta said on 17/Mar/17
he looks really tall on scrubs. he could be this height ore mm over
Peter said on 14/Mar/17
He Is a tall :D
I Think He Is 6ft 5.5in ;)
Anonymous dude said on 21/Feb/17
There's a scene from an episode of "The Middle" where the Heck family is trying to jump up and reach some piece of paper between two rooms to see how high they can jump. Flynn's character wins, and Patricia Heaton's character is like "Well, that's not fair. You're like 17 feet tall." Obviously an exaggeration, but either 6'4" or 6'5" is believable for him.

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6'1.5 said on 13/Feb/17
I agree with @Christian-196.2(6'5.25") while he looked a legit 6'5" in scrubs he looks 6'4.5"-6'4.75" in the middle now
S.J.H said on 17/Jan/17
I don't think neil flynn could get up taller than tim robbins. They're just about the same height @ 195cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Nov/16
Looks a bit under this today...could have dropped a fraction, Rob?
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Nov/16
"Neil Flynn's Height is 6ft 4 5/8th in (194.6 cm)"
"Peak Height was 6ft 5in (195.6 cm)"

It's not uncommon for tall guys in their 50's to lose 1cm. Vince Vaughn is only 46 years old and already has lost a half inch.
S.J.H said on 20/Oct/16
Flynn is same height as tim robbins looking eye to eye and head to head close up
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 12/Apr/16
Could be more 6'4" than 5.
Wow said on 24/Feb/16
Incorrect, just saw Drew Carey show season 4 episode 11 and Niel Flynn guest starring was obviously taller than Ryan Stiles...was skeptical but really focused on footwear ...
MrTBlack said on 30/Jun/15
I think he could be 6'5.25". It's still considered 6'5" but a lot of guys that height seem to omit the half or quarter inches.
Darth Nihilus said on 7/Feb/15
Well, he looks 6'4" in Scrubs.
Rhonda said on 18/Nov/14
He ducks under the front door on The Middle, he's definitely 6ft5 barefoot. Like I said with other tall guys like John Cleese who does a long step through a door with and a little duck. This guy ducks his head down through a standard door. Guys this tall are taller than your standard 6ft6 door frame with average shoes on. Now one guy here who claimed they were 6ft5 said they never duck under door framd must be less than 6ft5 or 6ft5 with shoes on.
Tk89 said on 17/May/14
Saw him in Hollywood, I'm 6'10 and he was up to my nose so yeah 6'5 seems right
J man said on 5/Mar/14
Saw the middle and guessed he was around 6.1 or 6.5
Mathew said on 29/Dec/13
I'd guess between 6'4" and 6'5".
Jimmy said on 19/Aug/13
Just saw scrubs i think he is a legit 6'5.
Perhaps in his youth he was even 6'5.5.
Zach Braff (5'11.5) seems to be just below his eye level of him and John C Mcginley (6'1) a little bit above it.
ken said on 13/Jun/13
he isn't anything under 198 cm, 6 foot guys are darfs next to him and john c mcginley who is a stron 6.1 guy also seems just at the eye level of him, so it puts him to be 198 cm tall
Mr. R said on 22/May/13
Saw him in Hwood 6-5
JP said on 21/May/13
Walked up to him at a Dodger game, definitely 6'5"
James said on 22/Feb/13
Seems a legit 6'5
Mr. R said on 27/Nov/11
I saw him a few years ago in Hwood talking with former SNL star Tim Meadows, and he seemes about 6-5. Tim, on the other hand was 5-8 at best.
Gramps said on 26/Nov/11
Just saw him in 'Scrubs' standing right next to the 5'7-1/2" Ken Jenkins, and Flynn looked MORE than a foot taller. I realize he's not 6'8", but maybe 6'6".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/11
All of the Scrubs cast with the exception of John C. McGinley are listed correctly.
James said on 10/Jun/11
In the middle he does look 6'5
rob89 said on 24/May/11
Looks around 6'4.5" - 6'5" to me, i don't think he's as tall as 6'6 though. Just because he's very tall doesn't mean he has to claim a shorter height than he really is. He could simply be honest about his height, even though that's not too common a thing, especially among celebrities. A legit 6'4.5" - 6'5" guy is huge anyway, and can very easily fool most people into thinking he's 6'6.
Shang said on 3/Apr/11
Had a feeling he was exactly 6'5, turned out to be right.
gareth said on 26/Feb/11
he looks taller in that programe the middle im 15 and im 5ft 11.5
Andy said on 26/Feb/11
Moke says on 17/Sep/10
Funny because he seems to have almost a head in scrubs on Zach Braff who is 6ft. It`s questionable he`s only 6-5.
If so he would be over 6'9''...
Macrya said on 27/Jan/11
Neil Flynn is 6'6 - look it up on the internet, its official.
James said on 29/Dec/10
Actually he can look 6'4 at times with John C Mcginley in Scrubs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/10
6"5 flat is bang on...
James said on 15/Dec/10
Could be like between 6'4 and 6'5 today. 6'5 for though at his peak.
Moke said on 13/Dec/10
I honestly think that's too low for him. Otherwise everyone else on scrubs would be an inch shorter which I doubt. McGinley for example never ever is only 11cm shorter than Flynn but on the other side he looks 6'1 next to everyone else. Btw: doorways are 6'7 (at least in europe they are) :)
jtm said on 29/Oct/10
nah 6'5 flat is accurate.
Anonymous said on 29/Jun/09
Neil stated on the behind the scenes feature for My Princess that he's 6ft 5 1/2.
Anonymous said on 25/Jun/09
I think he is 6'5.75" , because dr cox who is 6'1.5 comes up to the middle of his eyes - so that would make neil 6'6, but neil wears boots and dr cox wears trainers, so if you take away ~ 1/4" - he is 6'5 and 3/4"
Big King said on 15/Jun/09
I'm per 100 percent sure that they rounded Flynn's height up to 6'6".
Big King said on 14/Jun/09
Flynn is really not a legit 6'6".
Greg said on 13/Jun/09
I'm the Greg from Bradley who's been mentioned on this thread. I'm glad to say that Neil and I still stay in touch. His accomplishments as an actor are very well deserved. He worked very hard to follow his passion, acting. I don't really know exactly how tall Neil is, but I've always looked up to him.
Big King said on 9/Jun/09
Anonymous, yes, there were scneses where Flynn towered a lot over 6'0" and 6'2" guys but I really don't think that he's a legit 6'6". I also wonder why he isn't at 6'5" on CelebHeights because most of his websites, even his myspace website have him at 6'5". I mean, yes he's a strong 6'4" so he could be 6'4" at his lowest but he's really not over 6'5".
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/09
He is certainly at the VERY least an inch above 6'4, Mcgingley came up to his eyes, giving neil about 4 inches on him. I reckon he is 6'5.5
Big King said on 2/Jun/09
Flynn is a clear 6'4" guy because he doesn't stand really out like a true 6'6" guy would.
JD said on 1/Jun/09
big dude, i wouldn't rule out 6'6 on a good day, but 197 seems pretty reasonable.
Big King said on 31/May/09
Well, Flynn dwarfed 6'2" McGinley and he made Zach look like a little kid beside him in Scrubs. But Flynn doesn't really look anything above 6'4".
Big King said on 30/May/09
I watched some scene of the film scrubs on youtube and Flynn looked nothing more than 6'3"-6'4". His 6'6" listings are a bad joke and also 6'5" is too upgraded for him. I really don't understand why he's still at 6'5.5" on celebheights, he never looks that tall.
Doug said on 25/May/09
A strong 6'5" I think, in shoes he is 6'6". Definately looms in the way a 6'5.5" would. When I first saw him I thought thats how a legit 6 ft 5 looks. Blinking massive.
anonymous said on 26/Mar/09
how tall is Zack Braff in that picture something like 5'11
RJ3 said on 9/Mar/09
I've seen Neil perform with his improv group Beer Shark Mice at the IO West, in LA. I'm between 6'3 and 6'4 and he is taller than I am. Easily between 6'5 and 6'6.
Yaspaa said on 1/Mar/09
This guy is a weak 6'6 Click Here
Yaspaa said on 1/Mar/09
No way he's only 6'3 axh.
axh said on 24/Jan/09
although a bit late here, here are some facts. neil is about 6'3", was a sigma nu at braldey university and hung with a guy named greg banisac. we were fraternity bros. very strange to see him on "scrubs", but my entore family enjoys his humor. i can say that he was like that also in college
Lucifer said on 27/Dec/08
Neil looks just 2in taller than Mc Ginley, to me. lol^^
Hugh said on 17/Nov/08
Mr. Flynn was in Dublin today to give a speech at my old college. I attended and was lucky to meet him afterwards. All I can say is that he's a very nice guy but didn't seem over 6ft5. John C. was also gave a speech. He looked close to 6ft2. I'd say 6ft1.5 for him.
Hugh said on 15/Oct/08
If McGinley is only 6ft1 max then Flynn can't be over 6ft5.
Mr. R said on 28/Jul/08
He is not quite 6-6. This is a good height.
Eddie said on 28/May/08
Actually, after surveying some photos of this comedic actor....I've concluded that Mr. Flynn is 6ft 5.5 or just a bit less.
Eddie said on 26/May/08
I agree. I'm pretty sure he's still close to 6ft6. I saw the new Indy movie last night and Neil Flynn, (of SCRUBS fame) who is 6ft6 was in the movie standing next to Ford. Flynn had a 5 inch advantage over Ford. Watch the movie and you'll see.
Right on height said on 20/May/08
I have seen Neil Flynn on set and I don't think he is much more than 6ft 3in tops. Its all camera angles which make him appear taller and more intimidating than he actually is.
Eddie said on 12/May/08
He's 6ft 6in!
Neil Flynn - Fan said on 4/May/08
I saw him on Scrubs ! He looks tall so I decided to check whats his height.....WOW....he's really tall !
sean said on 22/Apr/08
on the dvd commentary he says that he is exactly 6'6" but likes to say 6'5"
Felix said on 21/Apr/08
He is very tall. But so funny in scrubs hahaha
Yaspaa said on 17/Apr/08
Definitely ate his greens as a kid. Click Here
Demo said on 8/Apr/08
I agree, Flynn needs to be updated to at least 6'6".
Hugh said on 28/Mar/08
I personally think he's 6ft4 tops. But if he is 6ft5.5 then that makes McGinley at least 6ft2.
Angie said on 26/Feb/08
I have a picture of myself with Neil - I'm close to 6', and I certainly believe he is 6'6". He is absolutely huge.
sf said on 20/Feb/08
I always put Flynn around 6'6" too. Not sure, but Rob's probabl pretty close with this height.
CDR Joe said on 19/Feb/08
No, different Fraternity. I was a Lambda Chi Alpha, Neil was a Sigma Nu. I vaguely remember Greg. Don't know his last name anyway.
brother_h said on 17/Dec/07
i thought he was 6'6, he was on a episode of drew carey show and he was 2 inches taller than the tall skinny guy on it.
Anonymous said on 5/Dec/07
He claims 6'5. I think thats right.

He is not taller than this, on the other hand, Braff is not 6ft as claimed by a lot of people here.
Anonymous said on 28/Nov/07
He cant be any less than 6'5. Personally I think he looks closer to 6'6. Really tall guy.
Karen said on 12/Jul/07
CDR, I went to Bradley myself. He hung out a log with someone named Greg. You would know who I'm talking about.
Karen said on 9/Jul/07
Were you in the same fraternity?
Anonymous said on 9/Jul/07
CDR JOE, I went to Bradley myself. He used to hang out with Greg all the time. They were in the same Fraternity. Wondered what ever happened to Greg. Just not saying his name on here but you'll know who I'm talking about.
Mr. R said on 22/Jun/07
I saw at The Improv in Hollywood one night. He was no shorter than 6-5. He was also talking with Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live (And "The Ladies' Man, Yeaaaah")Tim is about 5-8 himself.
CDR Joe said on 19/Jun/07
I was a beer drinking buddy of his in college, he goes at least 6'5".
Tim said on 29/May/07
I think he must wear pretty high boots on scrubs because he looks at least 6'6" a lot of the time to me, when you compare him to John McGinley who is 6'1" - 2"
suresh said on 23/Feb/07
this dude looked 6'5 when i saw him in LA, he's about two inches taller than myself, 6'3 and i noticed he was wearing dressy shoes with about 1.5 inch thick heel. still a big dude at 6'5
Allison said on 19/Jan/07
I think his shoes give him that extra inch or so. He's one tall drink of water!
And yeah the ladies are thirsty! Bongggg
Ken Ralph said on 2/Nov/06
I went to high school with Neil. I am 6'4" and Neil is an inch or two taller than me. He was funny back then and funnier now. Very nice guy, great family.
J. said on 19/Oct/06
In all fairness, he can actually come across as 6'6" on many episodes of Scrubs. Zach Braff and Donald Faison raise their necks a considerate amount to look up to him. But in pics, he can look more 6'4"-6'5"-ish. Strange.
aerotive said on 18/Oct/06
After watching season 4 of Scrubs on DVD, I'd say he's 6ft 4in, maybe 6ft 5. Does not look 6 inches taller than Zach Braff.

[Padraig: Yes, I think the Editor would chop this guy's listing down.]
Anonymous said on 6/Oct/06
he looks 195cm 2 me
Mr. R said on 25/Jun/06
I saw Neil a few weeks ago talking to Tim Meadows from Saturday Night Live outside a Hollywood Comedy Club. This is the second time I have seen him, and he is not 6'6". Again, he is between 6'4" and 6'5".
Bear! said on 22/Apr/06
He's 6'5 1/2 at the least. But He is not 6'4".
lappers84 said on 7/Mar/06
when standing next to John c mcginley he looks about 3 inches taller so i'd go with 6'5
K said on 24/Nov/05
if you look at that picture Neil is slouched Zach is full height and the cameras taken at an angle givin zach the advantage
Mr. R said on 30/Jun/05
I saw him on Hollywood Boulevard. He is between 6-4 and 6-5.
J. said on 30/Jun/05
Eh ... I don't think he's 6'6". Check it out:

If the Zach Braff dude is 6'0.5" as you have him, then Flynn isn't 6'6". Tell me what you think.
Anonymous said on 21/Jun/05
For what it's worth - IMDB used to have him listed as 6'4.
I know IMDB are absolutely useless when it comes to heights, but usually they put the person up a few inches, rather than down. He's a big guy either way.
Mr. R said on 17/Jun/05
I saw him in Hollywood one night, and he was definitely taller than I expected. But I think this is too high. I think that he is between 6-4 and 6-5.

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