How tall is Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

American actor, best known for starring in TV series Doogie Howser MD and How I Met Your Mother. In film, he appeared in Starship Troopers. In 1993 said "I'm 6 tall but I'm just not 250" and in 2005 on a NPR radio show said "I'm six feet tall."

How tall is Neil Patrick Harris
Neil with Anna Faris
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Average Guess (85 Votes)
5ft 11.39in (181.3cm)
Malcolm Oliver said on 19/Aug/22
Can look 6’ next to weak 6’1 Keanu Reeves: Click Here
Desky said on 13/Jul/22
180cm at best
Slim 6'1.5" said on 30/Aug/21
183 range out of bed
181-181.5 before bed
Jake said on 26/Aug/21
Rob, could 6ft and 1/8th be a possible range out of bed?
Editor Rob
I would expect Neil clears 6ft out of bed easily enough.
BT said on 31/Jul/21
5'11.25 probably for a chunk of the afternoon so that's a fair enough mark to leave him on, though I couldn't rule out a flat 5'11 given his posture and eyelevel tilting abilities. Assuming similar footwear certainly a comfortable 5'11.5 is hard to see with someone like Denisof who is 6'0.5 at best.
slim 6'1 said on 6/Jul/21
I can see 184 out of bed
5'10 Dude said on 5/Jul/21
I'd say he's 5'11½ tops, but nothing below 5'11. However I'm really confused by his appearance next to Jimmy Fallon at the 65th Emmy's. On this site they are listed at the same exact height, but Fallon appears to be comfortably taller than him there. Like an inch taller which surprises me. They both appear to be wearing similar footwear too. Maybe Fallon's shoes there are subtly thicker.
BalticGuy said on 20/Jun/21
I was just watching the 65th Emmys bit he did with Jimmy Fallon and was thinking about this - there's no WAY he's even close to the 6'1" I'd seen on google. I always thought that seemed wayyyy too tall for him given how he stacks up on a lot of things he's been in - he's not even 6 foot. The most I could see him as would be, flat feet, 5'11", maybe even 5'10.5", because despite Jimmy Fallon being listed as 6'0", Fallon is ALSO not a legitimate 6'0" man. In the "who is who" video he did with Jimmy Kimmel, who is if we're being generous maybe a hair over 5'11" and possibly less yet Google claims is 6'1" (uh, no...not even remotely close - that's like me at 6'2" claiming I'm 6'4 or more) ....Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are for all the world height twins. They're VERY close in height. So, if Jimmy Fallon actually appears in the 65th Emmys to have a SLIGHT edge over Neil Patrick Harris and they're both in similar dress shoes, and Jimmy Fallon is about the same height as (at best) 5'11.25 to 5'11" Jimmy Kimmel, THAT means NPH is probably actually coming up slightly shy of 5'11 if he's got his shoes off mid day to evening, MAYBE edging 5'11.25" early morning first thing out of bed. I'd say 5'10.75" sounds more fair for him, but I can't BELIEVE how many male celebs are being listed on google as 6'1" or 6'2" when they're so very clearly not. It's really weird when you consider a 6'2" man is taller than 95% of men on earth and a 6'1" man is taller than nearly 90% of men - so why, then, would so very many celebs happen to be 4 to 5 inches taller than the average for men (which according to the CDC is 5'9")? Answer: they're not. They're LYING.

I just find under 6 footers getting listed at over 6 foot really annoying because it warps people's perceptions for those of us who actually legitimately *are* in the "over 6 foot" club. SO many 5'11" guys claiming 6'0" to 6'2" and it's ridiculous. I'd never claim to be 6'5", which is basically the same level of exaggeration - slightly less actually relative to my height than a 3" exaggeration is to a 5'11" guy.

Neil claims to be 6 foot. Yeah, ok, I get it. ALL guys - or almost all - I'd say nearly 98% - will invariably add on anywhere from half an inch to 2 or even 3 inches if they can get away with it, with the most common height ranges who do this being the 5'9" to 5'11" group (who always add 1 to 2 inches - 5'9" will always claim 5'10", 5'10" to 5'11" claim 6 foot, and 6 footers might claim 6'1", but it seems like once you get to 6'1" and up the exaggerating gets a little lower, maybe because they're already tall enough and don't feel insecure about their height to the point they feel the need to inflate it to feel better about themselves.

For more on Jimmy Fallon struggling to even hit 5'11", I draw your attention to the standup bit he did with Seth Rogan, who is listed here at 5'11" and who also looks to be edging Jimmy out despite Jimmy being slightly closer to the camera. In fact, 5'11" Seth Rogan appears to have a solid INCH on Jimmy Fallon here. I can't imagine how anyone could see anything near 6'0" in him.
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NOW. Back to NPH and the Emmys...look at how 6'4" Conan absolutely DWARFS him. That's a solid 5+ inch height difference at least. Especially since Conan is not standing at his full height AND Neil is in the foreground (looking possibly a half inch shorter than Fallon in the process).
I can tell you, a 6'0" or especially 6'1" man does NOT look that tiny next to 6'4". While we're at it, let's take a look at Kimmel's massive heels he has in those shoes. In fact...those look suspiciously like hidden lift shoes I've seen peddled online.

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AND while on that note, with that last image...there's no way Jane Lynch is 6'0" if she's in what looks to be 3" heels and is standing fairly evenly with not-quite-6'0" Jimmy Kimmel. She'd edge out Kimmel by an inch if she stood at full height rather than the pose she's in here, which means with 3-4" heels, subtracting those, she's a (still exceptionally tall for a woman) 5'10 to 5'11" woman. But just look at Google's claim of 6'0" for her and then look at her next to Jimmy Kimmel, who is not even 6'0", who she might edge out by an inch at best in heels at least 3" high. Kimmel looks to have 2" heels on which would make Jane Lynch roughly equal in height if they're both flat footed, which is probably in the 5'10.5" to 5'11" range.

I have a sneaking suspicion that NPH, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel are all, if flat footed with no tricks or craning of the neck with neutral posture, all coming in at between 5'10" and 5'11.25" - not any taller than that and probably somewhere in between like 5'10.5 to 5'10.75".

Now, I'm not saying that any of them are short. THey're not. That's a perfectly respectable height for a man and is nearly 2" taller than the 5'9" average. But the 6'0"+ lie has to stop with celebs. Know who is ACTUALLY over 6'0"? Jim Parsons. I'd give him a legitimate 6'1". HE actually looks it.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 22/Apr/21
180 cm max
Jakepaulisznall said on 23/Mar/21
Rob, how tall is Radnor lookin with NPH in this pic ?
Click Here Maybe 5’11?
Editor Rob
He can look 2cm shorter than Neil there
stefkat said on 8/Mar/21
Rob how tall is Anna in the heels above ? Thank you
Editor Rob
she should be solid 5ft 8
BT said on 17/Feb/21
@Rob: Found that clip with Denisof: Click Here (4:29)
Editor Rob
could argue about 3cm between them
slim 6'1 said on 13/Feb/21
Genau I agree we can throw nph into the 182cm pile
Genau said on 10/Feb/21
Rob how tall is his husband David Burtka google says he is 1m79
Genau said on 10/Feb/21
Rob what about these marks?

Radnor between 180 & 181 cm
Neil around 182 cm
Cobie Smulders 170-171 cm range
Jason Segel 191.5-193 cm
Alysson Hannigan around 162.5-163.5 cm
Editor Rob
yeah, they are believable ranges
Slim 6'1 said on 7/Feb/21
@Rob, is this guy closer to 5’11” or 6’?
I’m just gonna guess he’s nearer 6’
Editor Rob
I could see 5ft 11.5-11.75 as possible range for him.
slim 6'1 said on 17/Jan/21
Solid 182cm
BT said on 7/Jan/21
One thing you can easily see in a lot of photos with NPH is that he often has better posture and is tilting his eyelevel up. It makes him look taller than he really is, and it's why I doubt he's a solid 5'11.5 guy. All things being equal he really wasn't much different from Radnor, and with someone like Kal Penn I could only see him noticably over 1 inch taller when all those advantages are in play. Otherwise it's arguably 1 inch at most Click Here, Click Here, Click Here, Click Here.
Jesse Dumont said on 24/Dec/20
Jason does look around 4 inches taller than him, whether a tad bit more or a tad bit less so he's 100% anywhere from 5'11" to 5'11.5". Must wake up at 6'0" barefoot for sure which is why he claims it. Fair enough. Definitely is never 5'11" flat or lower at his lowest I believe.
BT said on 18/Dec/20
@Rob: Don't have the clip, but it's from "Tick Tick Tick" (S07 E10). The scene isn't too long, just Denisof's character walking up to NPH and Smulders and saying a few lines before walking on. The moment of the screengrab was the closest I could see in terms of matching posture and head position.

I'd say there's plenty of evidence to suggest he's a little under 5'11.5. I wouldn't go anything under 5'11 though.
BT said on 17/Dec/20
@Rob: Neil looking over 1 inch shorter than Denisof in this scene Click Here, wouldn't you say?
Editor Rob
Would need to see the scene in full, but I wouldn't think Neil was really much less than his listing
Pat m said on 28/Nov/20
Strong 5ft11 guy here, never looks under it in HIMYM, even holds his own with 6ft3.75 Jason Segal, close to 6ft I'd say 5ft11.75
Genau said on 23/Nov/20
Morning - Evening

A 183.5 - 181.5
B 183 - 181
C 182.5 - 180.5
D 182 - 180
michael kielty said on 25/Oct/20
Gonna say 5 ft 11.5 morning height like me, I have a very similar build and body proportions to him so I’d guess 182 of a morning and 181.5 of an evening
6 foot 1 kid said on 27/Aug/20
5 11 and a half
SassyStayC said on 2/Jun/20
An in heel on his shoe, possible lift inside, I could say he appears to be 6'. But looking at his shoulder spread and legs, I'm closer to 5'11". Close enough. Not all celebrities list their actual size, more of a desired height they want to represent.
Cameron9982 said on 9/May/20
I’m gonna say 5 foot 11
michaelkielty28 said on 4/May/20
Doesn’t look the full 6ft to me, very lowest I’d go is 5ft 11’’
Gonna say 182cm dead on.
Jkiller said on 8/Feb/20
Anything between 181-182cm is believable.
dylan jones said on 3/Nov/19
he looks at least an inch taller than josh radnor on himym so definetely he's at least 6 feet
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/Jun/19
🎁🎂🎈 Happy Birthday Neil! 🎈🎂🎁

Have a terrific 46th Birthday!🍻🍰🥂

5ft11.5 at night, but a believable 6ft in the morning. 😁👍

Miss Sandy Cowell said on 13/Jun/19
Neil looks completely different to his Chester Crab character from 'American Horror Story' Season Four, 'Freak Show'! He's unrecognisable, in fact! Because there are some truly gigantic cast members in the Show, Amazon Eve for one, I didn't even dare to hazard a guess!

I checked him out online to find him written up as 6ft, but I needn't have bothered, as he was here all along! 😏

5ft11.5. 😃👍🎈
Lara said on 5/Mar/19
I think he is 1.80 m.
;) said on 23/Jan/19
He to me is has the ideal body proportion. Even better if he had an inch or 2
James G. said on 5/Jan/19
He’s 182 cm.
Paleman said on 15/Nov/18
I think these listings for NPH and Radnor are pretty accurate. NPH standing in between 181 and 182 centimeters and Radnor a bit shorter. Oddly, neither of them really strike as weak six footers, they both give off more like a 5'10 impression. They don't really look to have "tall-ish" builds at all.
Truthteller24 said on 2/Aug/18
Probably 5'11 and may were lifts so anywhere between 5'10 and 5'11
Junior Hernandez said on 7/Feb/18
I ever see a clip that Jimmy Fallon had leveled footwear with Neil standing side by side and look 1/4 shorter than Neil. Fallon to me not over 181cm and Neil is right on 5'11.5" good listing here.
Animus said on 21/Jan/18
He is supposed to weigh 156lbs. That’s quite trim for his height.
HollywoodFan said on 13/Nov/17
Looks about the same height as "Captain America" Chris Evans.
berta said on 18/Sep/17
this guy can look legit 6 foot with great posture but with normal posture i think a little under 6 foot could be fair. the current listing may be a fraction to low
berta said on 18/Sep/17
slim183 i think almost everyone except from michael jordan have looked shorter next to obama.obama is probably more a legit 186 man. i men tom hanks looked 4-5 cm shorter then him and he is maybe 182 today
Slim183 said on 15/Aug/17
5'11. Compare him to Obama.
justbringit said on 22/May/17
tbh 5'11.75" is also arguable i think especially if radnor really is 5'11.25".What do you think rob?
Elias said on 4/May/17
Between 181 cm and 182 cm. He should have the "Neil" tag ;-)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Apr/17
I still think 6ft is arguable. This is the absolute lowest I'd argue for him
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 1/Apr/17
@hijopotamus Mike is the typical 5'11 guy who would say 5'10 because he once measured that relaxed in the evening..

Prime Tyson guess of 181 cm looks spot on when you compare him with plenty of his opponents ( he had very flat boxing shoes )

He might be 5'10.5" nowadays but that is a worst for him
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 1/Apr/17
Today's Iron Mike 179cm ( prime 181 )
Neil Patrick Harris 182.5-183cm
S.J.H said on 31/Mar/17
Click Here 2' lower than a peak rainn wilson
Scooby said on 25/Jan/17
You can tell his forehead is larger than average. Rob would my eye level be the same as his if we stood side by side? (I'm 5'11)
berta said on 8/Jan/17
i dont know he looks about 9 cm shorter than jason segal to me not 10-11 :P i think the 6 foot listing was good and josh radnor is maybe 2 cm shorter
S.J.H said on 5/Nov/16
182cm seem right he was about 2cm taller than 5'11 joss whedon
c-mo said on 1/Nov/16
correction from my side : in an episode of how I met your mother Ralph Macchio is starring and I compared them ...since Macchio has a pic with rob and seems to be around 174cm I dont see much chance for neil patrick harris being as tall as 182cm to be honest . there was just not enough difference between macchio and harris to justify it . I think nph is about 180cm maybe 181cm max. also Mike Tyson was barely shorter than him too .

and that would make josh radnor around 179cm which he also always looked to me
justbringit said on 3/Aug/16
hey i think that his listing is on the point!! However out of curiosity do u think there is a chance of him being 5'11.75" rob?
Mat said on 23/May/16
Editor Rob: in some photos he could look nearer 2 inches, smaller, he is likely close to 5ft 10.

When you say close , do you mean like 177 or 178 cm?
Editor Rob
177-8, within that zone
Mat said on 19/May/16
Rob, how tall do you think his husband David Burtka is? He can look 1.5-2 inches shorter I think
Editor Rob
maybe 1.5 inches
c-mo said on 20/Apr/16
183-184cm out of bed and 181-182cm at night is my guess
BT said on 4/Apr/16
I've seen a lot of Neil in the last year or so and I must say he can look 5'11.5 a fair amount but there are also a lot of times where he does look more 5'11-11.25 range.
Flyin said on 12/Mar/16
I wouldn't normally disagree with big rob, but could he be the full 6"0 at 183cm?. The reason I say this is he is always consistently always 1 inch taller than Josh radnor in all their photos, surely there cannot be footwear playing a part in it all the time. I'm sure the listing for radnor as strong 5"11 is definavel right.
Editor Rob
I did think 6ft was possible, but the more I've seen I thought this guy could be 182cm and just have good posture.
cobie is 5"8 said on 11/Feb/16
Alyson is 5"5
Dame said on 26/Jan/16
Slightly 1 cm away from 6 foot.
C dog said on 8/Dec/15
They guy generally looks strong 5'11" to 6 foot. most people in the general public would agree.
BT said on 16/Sep/15
@Vaiski: Hard to tell if one looks taller, mostly they just looks the same, but if Seth has something like 0.5in more footwear it could add up. Seth's not like Fallon though, I doubt he'd wear chunky heels for his show. I think around 5'11.25 is what NPH usually looks.
ice said on 29/Jul/15
I clearly remember an episode of Doogie Howser where he claims to be 6'2. LOL
Josh1 said on 17/Jul/15
Looks 5'11
C said on 6/Jul/15
In how I met your mother Barney (his character) said he was 6' 3/64
hijopotamus said on 18/May/15
SJH, Mike Tyson is 5'10" said by himself.
b-mint94 said on 17/May/15
Typical 5'11" guy, Like Leo
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 17/Apr/15
This guy is 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, wears a size 10 shoe. He carries himself well, thanks to his slender frame, and I'd have thought he was 6'1" or 6'2" in all the films I have seen him in.
sparkles said on 15/Apr/15
I first thought that cobie smulders is barely 1-2 inches shorter than nph in the first two seasons... But now I think that wearing heels she is exactly 1 inch shorter than nph... So my guess is 5ft 11in for him
dennis djjd said on 7/Mar/15
If he is 5'11 then jason segel is no more than 6'2
Hypado said on 4/Mar/15
Neil Patrick Harris height: 5ft 11.75in (182 cm)

Five Eleven and Three Quarters.

182,2 cm for Harris.
CDS said on 2/Mar/15
I think it may have already been mentioned here in this thread, but the early days of TV's "How I Met Your Mother" (I actually went back and watched a few early episodes off Netflix to confirm this), he looked a hair shorter than co-star Josh Radnor. But for most of the rest of the series, he looked a little taller, even once referring to Radnor on the show as his "slightly shorter friend". Obviously boosting himself up into the 6'-plus area, I'll give him 5'11"-no more.
Judd said on 25/Feb/15
he's a tricky guy...sometimes he looks in the 6' zone (for example when he was next to Conan O'Brien who is a legit 6'4" guy and had a perfect posture), while others he does look not taller than 5'11" (he had 2" less than Obama, at least).
I think he might be in the 5'11-11.5" zone...precisely? I don't know...
S.J.H said on 23/Feb/15
@MPinTense says on 4/Feb/15

Mike Tyson is 5'11 not 5'10
MPinTense said on 4/Feb/15
He has a weak inch over Mike Tyson true 5'10''. 180 cm seems about right. He may look taller because of his stature but never is he 6 feet tall.
S.J.H said on 27/Jan/15
NPH at 182cm that makes Jason Segel not even a mm over 190cm
RoDawg said on 25/Dec/14
I agree with the sentiment that he's probably a very weak 6 foot, possibly like 5'11.75 barefoot at night. But I also think in any footwear he'd be 6 foot easily
HoopHeighter said on 23/Dec/14
Fun Fact: NPH during Doogie Howser early seasons 1 and 2 was only around 5 ft 8 1/2 in to 5 ft 9. Sometime in 1990 or 1991, he gained a good 2-2 1/2 in or so. And 5 ft 11 1/2 in is honestly an ideal height for NPH. No doubt about it.
carver said on 13/Dec/14
A very very VERY weak 6ft, he definitely looks more in the 5'11 range, but i think he's 182cm, but no taller
Norway said on 10/Dec/14
How tall does he look next to Mike Tyson?
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5ft10guy said on 2/Nov/14
this is totally right after watching how I met your mother series over again.I thought this guy was 5ft11 and Radnor 5ft10.5 but he looks taller then a flat 5ft11 so this listing is right
cole said on 13/Oct/14
@Editor Rob: Van Dien? He does look 181-182 with him.
Editor Rob
yes with van dien
cole said on 11/Oct/14
@Editor Rob: Yeah. When you don't pay close enough attention to it, I can imagine it's easy to be fooled. Might have to re-visit some of my previous estimates based on hairlevels among other things. I'm sure you could get an estimate wrong by as much as 2 cm in some cases if you don't know too much about that stuff - which thankfully you do ;)
Editor Rob
I do try to pay attention to hair, but sometimes it can be hard to tell. Up close sometimes I've been surprised how much some hairstyles can add.
cole said on 8/Oct/14
@Editor Rob: Would you say his hairline is nearer 2 than 3 cm? He never had a big hairline, but I think it has started to recede even a little further in the last year or two. For a while I thought he just had a long head, but it's probably just the lowish placement of his eyes and receding hairline that makes his forehead appear long.
Editor Rob
not more than an inch for his hairline, maybe 2cm yeah.

that is another illusion, hairlevels - you might have one guy with 3/4 inch and another with 1.5-1.75 and your eyes might be fooled into thinking the shorter hairlevelled fella had a longer eye-head measurement.
cole said on 3/Oct/14
He really is one to take that step closer to the camera - force posture and tilt up his eyelevel, isn't he: Click Here I see this in an awful lot of pics of Neil with other celebs - you won't catch him off guard very often.
Editor Rob
maybe he's had lessons from big Sly?
5ft10guy said on 27/Sep/14
I was watching HIMYM and this guy is in no way tall but hes like above average and his posture makes him look tall sometimes.He looks tall while Ted looks more above average to average .When colbie smulders wears heels Neil is always atleast 1 or 2 inches taller then her if she's 5ft7.
cole said on 27/Sep/14
@joe: Yeah he looks 5'11 a lot, but it's not unlikely that he'd measure a few millimeters over or under 181 cm, or at least it looks like he could in pics with Aaron Paul (granted I think he could be just 171 cm).
joe said on 17/Sep/14
looks 5'11 (180cm) in basically everything you can see him in - with hugh jackman, obama and in HIMYM - always has a perfect posture which gives him an additional edge over fellow actors such as radnor who tends to slouch

his claim is a classic 1inch round up -pretty much every male celebritiy in the 5'11 area claims 6ft when asked, because its got a better ring to it and ofc everybody lies a bit, when it comes to height -
cole said on 1/Sep/14
@Editor Rob: Alright, so basically a weak or strong 182 cm is what you think he could be. I can see it adding up with what he looks with guys like Hugh Jackman, Jimmy Kimmel/Fallon and Jason Segel - IF we assume those guys are nothing under their listed heights, then NPH looks more or less bang on at 5'11.5. The thing that makes it hard to believe for me though, is that he appears near 2.5in shorter than 6'1.5 Nathan Fillion and near 2in shorter than 6'1 Barack Obama. The consensus is that you could argue 0.5in under the listed heights for Jackman, Fallon, Kimmel and Segel - you couldn't really do that with Fillion and Obama.
I'd say 5'11-11.25 should be likely based on this and maybe 5'11.5 shouldn't be ruled out, but 5'11.75 and 6'0 is imo.

Also, what do you make of this?
One with Segel and Hannigan: Click Here
Alexis Denisof and Hannigan: Click Here
Editor Rob
I would say 5ft 11.5 is a figure that he may well be very close to, sometimes he can look over or under it!
cole said on 31/Aug/14
@Editor Rob: Ok. So in your opinion, 5'11-11.25 is too low a guess?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't go that low for a guess
cole said on 30/Aug/14
@Editor Rob: In your opinion, what is the most realistic range for NPH:
5ft 11in - 5ft 11.5in, 5ft 11.25in - 5ft 11.75in or 5ft 11.5in - 6ft 0in?
Editor Rob
11.5-11.75 probably, but then he could be 6ft for a chunk of the morning.
cole said on 18/Jun/14
I've been saying NPH and Radnor both look like flat 5'11 guys ever since the HIMYM pilot first aired. They clearly look the same height in equal footwear and when Radnor isn't slouching so horribly.

NPH is arguably a guy who has figured out how to look taller in pics, as he almost always stands one step closer and is forcing his posture quite clearly, sometimes even tilting his head up. I wouldn't go as far as labelling him a lift wearer, but he certainly works the camera quite well. Radnor is the polar opposite to Neil in that regard.

The biggest evidence for me is seeing him with the 6'1 MEASURED Barack Obama, as well as with other 5'11 guys, like Hank Azaria and the aforementioned Josh Radnor. With legit 6'1.5 Nathan Fillion and Hugh "not 6'2" Jackman, 5'11 is what he looks. I'm also pretty sure I posted that full body shot of NPH standing right next to 5'10.5 Stephen Colbert on stage - looking pretty close to his height. 5'11.25 isn't completely ruled out, it's at the very top end of what I would agree with, but 5'11.5 or more just seems unlikely to me at this point.
cole said on 29/May/14
One I hadn't seen before with 5'11 Hank Azaria: Click Here
Mosbey said on 18/May/14
He is 6'0.5
Billy said on 21/Apr/14
Neil is a 6'0 guy Radnor looks 5'10
spr said on 14/Apr/14
His Obama pic clearly shows he is around 6ft and he himself confirms that. Sth between 5-11.5 and 6-0.5 seems reasonable.
Mr. R said on 25/Mar/14
MD, Mu judgement is pretty good. But I concede that there are other variables.
the shredder said on 25/Mar/14
5'11 with Obama.
MD said on 24/Mar/14
Mr. R, I hate to keep saying it, but you are really making me question your judgement. lol This guy isn't even as tall as 5'11.5" Jimmy Fallon - this much is clear - let alone close to 6'1".
Mr. R said on 22/Mar/14
I met him. He is pretty close to 6-1.
Editor Rob
I'm sure he must have outpostured or footweared you, look at him with the 6ft 1 measured obama!
Realist said on 20/Mar/14
He and Josh Radnor are 5'10.5 claiming six. This theory is called rounding of a foot to 6'0, Radnor looks 3 inches taller than 172 Zac Efron.
Banshee said on 26/Feb/14
This guy is not 6'0 tall, and some 6'1 claims are just ridiculous. He's got the posture of a 180 cm guy - doesn't appear 'tallish' like most 6'0 peeps do. Plus, too much evidence to suggest that he's nothing close to 182/3 cm tall.
Realist said on 5/Feb/14
Rob needs a downgrade to 179 and same for Radnor-179.
MOF said on 18/Jan/14
Agreed with dmeyer on Eastwood. I met him and worked with him on a scene in Flags of our Fathers and he appeared 6'1" tops. I was surprised because he was always said to be this extremely tall guy. He must've lost some height but he was 184-185cm in 2005, no question.
cole said on 1/Jan/14
@Jeremy: Spot on 2 inches shorter than Obama in fact. He is also 2.5 inches shorter than 6'1.5 Nathan Fillion. He's a 5'11 guy, same as Radnor - but looks taller on HIMYM because of the reasons mentioned endless times.
songo said on 30/Dec/13
6'1 is impossible
Jeremy said on 29/Dec/13
It's impossible for Neil to be anywhere near 6'1" - he was over an inch shorter than the measured 6'1" Obama.
DMEYER said on 28/Dec/13
i also met ll cool j and thaught over 6 ft 1 under 6 ft 2
songo said on 28/Dec/13
I'm undecided whether he is 6ft or not. In HIMYM he is usually taller than Josh Radnor who is 5'11.25 inches but sometimes look the exact same height as him. If he is under six foot it's only by less than half an inch.
dmeyer said on 26/Dec/13
Clint Eastwood was 6'1-1.25 10 years ago
dmeyer said on 26/Dec/13
I met also famke jansen who to me looked 6 ft since she was similar to me while i had 1.5cm more shoes , liam neeson looked about 6'3.5 , xander berkley about 5'11.5 , aniston about 5'5 , ruffalo seemed weak 5'8 , djimon hounsou seemed 6'2.5 but the ground wasnt good , Adrien brody fooled me for 6'0.5 , Dennis haybert weak 6 ft 5 , vince vaughn 6'5 , devito 4'10 shorter than my mother who Is 4'11 , uma thurman looked 6'4 including heels , s tucci 5'7.5-8in , dempsey near 5'10 , e dane and i Washington both 6'1 , heighl 5'8.5 , i met other i dont remember ,
DMEYER said on 23/Dec/13
i met tom hanks and thaught about 6 ft tom cruise i thaught 5 ft 9-9.5 but he had lifts ; i met travolta and thaught 6 ft - 6 ft 0.5 in , i met peter saarsgard and thaught 5 ft 11 and met dennis quaid and thaught 5 ft 11.5-6ft i met rob low and thaught 5 ft 10 i met tom sizemore and thaught a weak 5 ft 11 , i met martin lawrence and thaught 5 ft 7 , i met kevin costner and thaught 6 ft 1-1.5 , i met kutcher and thaught 6 ft 2.25-2.5 , i met van der beek and thaught 6 ft 0.5 in i walked by leo and thaught 6 ft-6 ft 0.25 but he had more shoes so 5 ft 11.5-11.75 , i met chris rock and thaught 5 ft 10-10.5 , i met the rock and will ferell and thaught both 6 ft 3-3.25 , i met stiller and thaught near 5 ft 7 , i am pretty good at guessing height within 0.5 in while mr r see clooney peak 5 ft 9.5 or nph 6 ft 1.25 or leo 5 ft 10.5 he is off 1-2inches ,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Dec/13
I think he could be 182-183cm and Jason Segal 192-193cm.
There seems to be about 10cm between them on HIMYM.
dmeyer said on 22/Dec/13
Him and Radnor are about same height nph has much better postuure and most times 1cm more shoes so looks bigger 5'11.5 fits him and can look 5'11 flat with Obama and fallon
Mr. R said on 21/Dec/13
Rob, this is my height, and NPH had nearly 2 inches on me. He is 6-1.
Editor Rob
maybe it could have been one time he had bigger shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/13
That is insane. Was it maybe because you weren't taking this site as seriously then as you are now?
Editor Rob
the first few months was getting pages
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Dec/13
What was he in 2004, Rob?
Editor Rob
his first entry was 6ft 1.5 and then 6ft not long after
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/13
Rob, was he always down here at 6ft?
Editor Rob
not in 2004, but on finding his claim of 6ft he was that mark for many years
Blaze said on 2/Dec/13
Segel is 6'4.
Han said on 7/Nov/13
Must have grown incredibly fast from age 16! Just look at him
in 1989 with 6'1" Lawrence Pressman!
cole said on 3/Nov/13
@Mr. R: If Neil relly was over 6'1, like you say, Obama would be over 6'3, Jimmy Fallon would be over 6'1, Josh Radnor would be 6'1, and Jason Segel would be pushing 6'6. It makes no sense, as it would mean that all of those guys are claiming about 2 inches below their "real height".
MD said on 29/Oct/13
You met someone else named Neil Patrick Harris, then, because he hasn't even claimed 6'1" for himself. Seriously, you'll lose credibility with that kind of silliness.
Mr. R said on 26/Oct/13
No, no, no! I have been in a room with him several times and he is over 6-1. Almost two inches taller than me.
MD said on 23/Oct/13
The multiple appearances with Fallon pretty much settles the case, for me. He's lucky if he's a full 5'11".
Han said on 20/Oct/13
In the second episode of HIMYM, he called Ted (Josh Radnor) something like "...little friend", to which he replied "We're the same height." When there's 1 cm between two individuals, they could pass as the same height. Both Radnor and Segel have bad postures, so they could look approx. 2 inches shorter than they really are, thus making it hard to pick their heights, and NPH appear taller than Radnor
NPH: 181cm/5'11.25, possibly 182cm.
Radnor: 180cm/5'11
Segel: 192-193cm/weak 6'4
cole said on 1/Oct/13
I've just got to say that, in decent full body-shots he rarely looks taller than 5'11 flat to me. I've done enough to prove he's 180 cm range, so I'll stop trying for now. At least until I find that definitve proof, which I will continue to look for - the Neil in the coffin if you like.

Never the less it's good to see him getting that half inch taken off from the categorically undeserved 6ft listing he's held for so long. Still I really doubt he'd measure 182 cm, but it's a start.
Blaze said on 30/Sep/13
thought he was 6ft
Balrog said on 30/Sep/13
Good call Rob, I still think he could be 5'11" flat. This proves one more time that Jason Segel can't be 6'4". Radnor can look near an inch shorter than NPH but I'd give him the benefit of the doubt because is a sloucher and wears flat shoes constantly while NPH has greater posture and is always suited up.
Mr J said on 29/Sep/13
NPH was in line with me at LAX today - he was wearing a Mickey Mouse high crown hat and I was the same height as his hat - I'm 5'11. NPH is 5'10 at most. Not sure what shoes he was wearing, and I was in flat flip flops.
cole said on 27/Sep/13
With 6'1 Obama
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Shorter than Jimmy Fallon (Fallon seems to have stronger footwear).
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With 6'1.5 Nathan Fillion he looks about 7 cm shorter in the brief moments Nathan stands properly (from 02:05 and out).
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@Editor Rob: You have got to admit he looks 5'11 range with these people.
Emily said on 11/Sep/13
What do you mean with eye-head to eye-chin ration? That his eyes are at the exact middle level of his whole head? I thought his eyes were lower set in his head, he has a big forehead too. Look at this pic:Click Here
Conversely i think Cobie has a high eyelevel. If you think his head is average, do you mean around 9,5 inch range?
Editor Rob
yes, on average the eye-chin is longer than eye-head...but in Neil's case, he has a bigger eye-head and smaller eye-chin.

I would think around 9.25 inch range
Emily said on 10/Sep/13
Rob do you agree he has a small head for his height? Compare it to Josh Radnor or Jason Segel, his always looks so much tinier. Not even much bigger/longer than Cobie Smulder's head. How long is your guess?
Editor Rob
it's not a big head, I think it is average, he has a similar eye-head to eye-chin ratio.
cole said on 8/Aug/13
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cole said on 29/Jul/13
cole says on 28/Jul/13
Rob do you have a comment on how he looks next to Stephen Colbert in the pic I posted on 17. July? I think 5'11 range seems more reasonable, as he also looks
it with Obama.

[Editor Rob: he can look a weak 6ft at times yes]

But you don't think he looks 5'11 flat if Colbert is 5'10.5? Can't really see much of a difference between them to be honest.
cole said on 28/Jul/13
Rob do you have a comment on how he looks next to Stephen Colbert in the pic I posted on 17. July? I think 5'11 range seems more reasonable, as he also looks it with Obama.
Editor Rob
he can look a weak 6ft at times yes
cole said on 22/Jul/13
Look at my post from 17. July, he's barely edging 5'10.5 Stephen Colbert.
Erik said on 17/Jul/13
Literally just saw him at Equinox gym in Century City, LA about 20min ago. I spotted him on cable rows is regular gym shoes he was close to 6'2". Yes he has a rather skinny build and smaller head I'd call him about 160lbs. I'm 6'1" 190 lbs and he was right on par with me slightly taller.
Balrog said on 17/Jul/13
He has better posture than Radnor who slouches a lot and NPH also wears dress shoes while Radnor converse so I think they probably around same height so 5'11'' both.
cole said on 17/Jul/13
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Again, he should be downgraded. He's just not a 6' flat guy. He looks the same height as 5'10.5 Stephen Colbert. I know John Cryer for sure is no taller than 5'8.5, and none of them looks more than 5-6 cm taller than him.
Elias said on 13/Jul/13
no Xenon,he is at least 5 foot 10
Xenon said on 12/Jul/13
He doesn't look 6ft to be honest, He looks like 5 foot 9 on tv, but tv makes everything smaller.
I am 6ft 2 and i am 16!
MBH said on 4/Jul/13
he and josh radnor can totally look 5'11, however they appeared tall enough in the yips, were they looked the same height as many models in high heels
Silent d said on 3/Jul/13
He looks 5 foot 11 next to barack obama and it is hard to see him as a 6 footer when he is about the same height as kal penn and josh radnor. 180cm.
Cole said on 17/Jun/13
I think it's quite clear that he's not 6ft, 5'11 at best.
mId said on 11/Jun/13
He was the same height as Mike Tyson 5'9-5'10 when they were performing together. Click Here 3:15 He's nowhere near 6'
Peyman - 6ft said on 14/May/13
Christina Hendricks destroyed his 6ft mark & made him look no more than 5ft 11in, lets say (180-181)cm so Josh Radnor is maybe (179-180) & Jason Segel says goodbye to the 6ft 4in mark.
Lomax said on 16/Apr/13
I always thought he was 5 10
Emily said on 1/Apr/13
Do you guys think he has a small head for his height? I noticed his head is significantly smaller than Josh Radnor´s, while they´re about the same height.
cole said on 9/Feb/13
181-182 cm, like several users have pointed out, might be closer.
Viking said on 4/Feb/13
Let me tell you what I think. I'm 5'11.25 (181 cm) throughout most of the day and only hit 5'11.5 (182 cm) by early morning.I have big body proportions, big head, nose everything. My friend, who himself claims to be 6'2.5 and I sincerely think he is that height, has a much smaller head and leaner body proportions. Standing next to each other, we look pretty much the same height difference between NPH and Hugh Jackman at the Tony Awards 2011. I'm not saying Neil Patrick Harris is NOT 6' but it's still very questionable. I think he might be 181-182 cm, maybe hitting 6' early morning. It's quite hard to tell though. Great actor and entertainer btw.
5ft10guy(Not Growing) said on 15/Jan/13
Rob nph 5'11.5 and Josh Radnor 5'11 flat cmon rob these guys arent 6ft tall.I would go as low as 5'11 nph and 5'10.5 for Josh at the very lowest.
Trey said on 7/Jan/13
Not a full 6-footer, 181-182 cm is possible.
Hew said on 30/Dec/12
His boyfriend David Burtka is 5'10 - 5'10.5.
Most of the time you'd see NPH edging him out with anything between 1 and 3 inches. But that's in pictures with much distortion, bad angles and different postures/haristyles/footwear(lifts or no lifts).

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Looking at other pics with similar footwear and camera-angles that doesn't favour anyone, they look closer in heihgt:

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What do you make of this Rob? Cause for a slight downgrade?
Hew said on 28/Dec/12
Looked between 5'10.5 and 5'11 with Obama. Sure you're sticking with 6ft Rob? He doesn't really look it..
Editor Rob
he can look in between 5ft 11-6ft
Balrog said on 27/Dec/12
I said it before and now pics with Obama confirms that he's not a 6 footer.
Trey said on 26/Dec/12
Rob you should really study the Obama-pics. Unless Obama's 6'2 there is no chance NPH is 6'.
Dan said on 20/Dec/12
Rob, look at the pics of him with Obama! He's at THE most 5'11", if not 5'10" as Obama doesn't seem to be standing fully straight!
Trey said on 19/Dec/12
5'10-11 max, pics with 6'1 Obama destroyed the 6ft claims.
Joey said on 19/Dec/12
nph is more like 5'11 (180cm) at the very best with perfect posture which he always has (never seen him even slightly slouching) and radnor 5'10.5 (179cm)...
Chris said on 18/Dec/12
Rob, did your listing for NPH change? i feel like i remember him listed at 6'1 before
Editor Rob
he's been at his 6ft claim for many years
5ft10guy(Not Growing) said on 11/Dec/12
Yeah I agree with Archie 5'11-5'11.5 range Obama has him by two inches or more and Neil was struggling to look 6'0 with Hugh Jackman.
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Neil with Hugh Jackman
Here he is with Obama
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I think hes 5'11 solid or 5'11.5.And his costar Josh Radnor is 5'11 flat.
Neil isnt 6feet but he's still awesome.
Archie said on 8/Dec/12
Under 6 foot Click Here (with 6'1 listed Obama)
balrog said on 3/Dec/12
I though he was over 6'0'' until both Enrique Iglesias and Jackman destroyed his claim. He's 5'11'' wears always dress shoes and has great posture so he looks taller than he really his.
Thorvald said on 31/Oct/12
5´11 at the most. I also think some of the other HIMYM cast´s height listings are a bit inflated. Jason Segel actually looked shorter or the same height as 6´1.5 Enrique Iglesias, which makes sence, because he also looks the same height as 6´1.5 Russell Brand, as well as Being way more than 2" shorter than 6´6 Bill Fagerbakke. Neil and Josh Radnor are both around 5´10/11 I think, as they both look close in height with 5´10 Kal Penn. Anyways:

Jason Segel - 6´2
Russell Brand - 6´1.5
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Enrique Iglesias - 6´1.5
Josh Radnor - 5´10.75
Neil Patrick Harris - 5´10.5
Kal Penn - 5´10
Trey said on 22/Oct/12
Hard to pin down, as I´m not convinced by the claims of the actors/actresses some of you other users compare him to. He´s NOT 6´1", of that I´m sure, but he´s not shorter than 5´10". Kal Pen is his listed height: 5´10", he surely looked it with Mr. Obama. I have seen NPH with Penn many times, and they look roughly the same height, at least when Penn isn´t slouching and Neil isn´t exaggerating his posture. 5´10.5"/5´11" is my guess for his height. If he was taller; like 6ft/6´1" as some users seems to think, guys like Kal Penn would also be 6ft, and I just don´t see that.
balrog said on 20/Oct/12
5'11.5'' rounds up to 6 feet. It's normal.
5ft10guy(notgrowing) said on 11/Oct/12
Im sorry Im a fan of nph but I think he's 5'11-5'11.75 range.Never towers Colbie Smoulders and queen latifah was taller in heels.
Dmeyer said on 4/Oct/12
Funny how mr r see Clooney at 5'9 and nph at 6'1 those guys have 1.25 in différence on h i m y m hé dosnt look a MM over 6 ft , and Clooney is at worst 5'10.25-10.5 after 6 weeks witout sleep
LG69 said on 2/Oct/12
Sometimes can look 5'10" more than 5'11". I don't buy 6'0 for him. I've read that he wears lifts, but that's hearsay. He's very slender(small boned) which can be misleading with his height.
Tony said on 21/Sep/12
@achello a true 6 foot will always look at least above average in most places except some places in europe(i.e. Norway). But if your in UK/USA a 6 foot person should feel taller than about 90% of people(women included). Since only roughly 20 percent of men are taller than 6 feet. Another interesting thing is that only 3.9% of men are taller than 6'2'. Truth is most people don't pay as much attention to height as someone who regularly visits this site, and if measured multiple times by a doctor or someone else, will likely just give the highest measurement when asked how tall. It is not necessarily true people lie about their heights, just that sometimes they don't really care. About NPH, seems a good 5'11 to 6 foot.
alex said on 18/Sep/12
always has exelent posture and wears drssing shoes. could even have lifts. I'ld say 180-181cm. Looks like the kind of guy that would had an inch to his height.
zero said on 11/Sep/12
Well now I'm sure that NPH is under 6 foot looking at him next to Hugh Jackman (both in dress shoes) in this video Click Here Jackman I'm not sure is a full 6'2'' because he got owned by 6'7.25'' LeBron Click Here Jackman could be 186-187 cms and NPH 181-182 cms.
zero said on 10/Sep/12
I swear this guy can't go from looking quite average to look solid tall at 6'1''. Has perfect posture and wears dress shoes most of the time, really hard to pin down.
achello said on 2/Sep/12
really robbie? I'm 6'0 too (when I go to bed) and I feel that I'm shorter than a lot of guys.
robbie said on 16/Aug/12
I'm a solid 6' tall, I must say when I'm out walking around the call or the club I tend to notice that I'm taller or as tall as 90% of other guys, I could only imagine What 6'4" would be like, as far as NPH I wondered this in the first place because in HIMYM I saw him standing next to Jason Segal and noticed he only had a few inches on him, then in another scene he REALLY had a few inches, it shocked me because he seems like a small statured shorter man like Ted, but I would estimate a solid 5'11.5" with no shoes, the shoes I'm wearing right now are just an average pair of Adidas and I measured myself in and out of them and they are giving a 1.25" lift, some shoes are more and some are less
ANDREA[ITA] said on 15/Aug/12
Chris Klein is 6'1, not 6'1.5. Anyway, NPH really looks slighly shorter, i think he could be a bit over 6', maybe 6'0.25 but no more!
Jake: 1.82 m--1.83 m--1.84 m said on 15/Aug/12
He's around 6ft 0.25in. Not more though. This listing is accurate enough.
Peyman said on 9/Aug/12
to me NPH is a good 5ft 11in & Segal is 6ft 3.5in
John said on 2/Aug/12
Check out 6'1.5 Chris Klein standing next to him in American Reunion. NPH is probably only a half inch shorter. It's unlikely that only one of them would be wearing lifts during a random scene for a film. I'd say NPH is closer to 6'1 than 6'.
BigT said on 1/Aug/12
Mr. R says on 8/Feb/12
smith is right, NPH is 6-1. For whatever reason, he downgraded himself, but I have met him and stood next to him on flat ground and he is 6-1.

Don't let the lifts fool you Mr. R, sub 180 barefoot.
5'10 guy said on 27/Jul/12
I dont know about this one Hugh jackman looked much taller(3inch)at the tony awards Rob.This guy could be 5'11 check out the video Rob what you think?
jamz said on 7/Jun/12
Definitely doesn't look any taller than 6ft
Mr. R said on 8/Feb/12
smith is right, NPH is 6-1. For whatever reason, he downgraded himself, but I have met him and stood next to him on flat ground and he is 6-1.
smith said on 6/Feb/12
hes 6'1 not a inch shorter
Editor Rob
even when he's said he's 6 foot?
Silent d said on 17/Jan/12
He looks 6 foot next to 5 foot 9 nancy o'dell.
steven said on 16/Jan/12
he does not look 5'11. let alone 6'0. weak 5'11 , probably a solid 5'10.25
Danawa said on 13/Jan/12
Yeah he is 5'11 but 6 foot at night so he's not actually lying

And when you are 5'11 and wear shoes it usually goes to 6 foot so when a 5'll man wears 2 inch shoes 5'11 to 6'1 then the guy actually looks 6 foot wear 1 inch shoes.
Silent d said on 10/Jan/12
6 foot is a safe bet.
jake, 1.82 m/ 1.83 m said on 7/Jan/12
He can look anywhere from 5" 11.75- 6" 0.5 range.
Zachary said on 5/Jan/12
Christ, the height of barney and ted, is mentioned twice in HIMYM,first in season 1 in the conversation barney calls ted little friend, to which ted replies "We're the same height", and again in season 7 barney says, "I'm taller and older than you", Ted - "Just by little", -"Still counts".
nice guy said on 4/Jan/12
watched HIMYM again and am pretty sure now....juding from many pics of him and his overall appearance he is 5'11 with dress shoes on...his 6feet claim is a lie ...same goes for radnor 5'11 with casual shoes on and with good posture..solid 5'10 flat
Silent d said on 30/Dec/11
No way he's more than 6 foot 1. Much shorter than 6 foot 4 jason segel. Some people say kal penn is 180cm. 6 foot.
Mr. R said on 17/Dec/11
Doogie is just a bit over 6-1.
Chris said on 15/Dec/11
In HIMYM he's half inch shorter than Ted (Josh Radnor) listed here 5'11.5. Even in the program have said that. I don't understand why is he listed 6', he's clearly 5'11.

His huge forehead confuse people, makes him look taller.

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M said on 4/Dec/11
I thought that he is 6'0" - 6'1", but Enrique Iglesias towered over him...
hansklabam said on 4/Dec/11
He looks like a 5ft11 guy, with just a large forehead that gives hem 1-2 extra cm's. I would put him at 182 cm tops, so 5 ft 11.5 in.
C said on 30/Nov/11
He's at least 6 foot tall. The world's not going to end if he's an inch taller than you.
Predator said on 29/Nov/11
C says on 17/Nov/11
No way Neil is wearing lifts. Lifts are uncomfortable as hell and after a while cause an actor to visibly limp. John Wayne's swagger was caused by the lifts he wore. Neil looks shorter than he really is because of his forehead and upper head. If he had an average-sized forehead, he would be around 5'11. But his head gives him the extra height. So yes, Neil has the proportions of an above of average guy, but the noggin of a much larger man. His face should be set higher up for some of his height, so we minus inches in our minds. If Neil combed his hair down flat, you could see he's got a weirdly shaped head.

Haha, his head is not abnormally large. I´ve seen larger on smaller men. My 6´6" friend has a tiny head, smaller than me, and I´m 5´11". Of course he´s wearing lifts, are you kidding me? He looks different in height at almost every event he´s at. And not just by like half an inch, which would be normal between a change of shoes, but with several inches. He´s just under 5´11" barefoot.
Robert said on 19/Nov/11
Looked 5´11" max next to 6´1.25" Alexis Denisof in HIMYM.
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C said on 17/Nov/11
No way Neil is wearing lifts. Lifts are uncomfortable as hell and after a while cause an actor to visibly limp. John Wayne's swagger was caused by the lifts he wore. Neil looks shorter than he really is because of his forehead and upper head. If he had an average-sized forehead, he would be around 5'11. But his head gives him the extra height. So yes, Neil has the proportions of an above of average guy, but the noggin of a much larger man. His face should be set higher up for some of his height, so we minus inches in our minds. If Neil combed his hair down flat, you could see he's got a weirdly shaped head.
Grayson6 said on 15/Nov/11
shmee says on 29/Sep/11
In a pic he is somewhat towering over a 5'10"ish Bryan Cranston. I would agree with 6'1" unless he is wearing some mean heels.

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If this is the picture you are reffering to, I have to tell you: Bryan Cranston was 5´10"ish at peak, he´s much shorter now, at least an inch. NPH is known for wearing heels and lifts. I agree he does appear 6´1" in that picture, but in comparison to 5´9.75" Kal Penn and 5´11"ish (give or take) Josh Radnor, he looks spot on 5´10.5" to me.
Silent d said on 8/Nov/11
He is a strong 6 footer. Next to craig ferguson, he is an inch and a bit shorter. He just has that weird body shape that makes him look small but in reality, he is 6 foot.
LAN Jiao said on 8/Nov/11
in Smurfs he look 5'11 top. but in pictures he can look 5-11 or 6'0.
MBH said on 2/Nov/11
he looks just a little bit taller than 5'9 emmitt smith, but he probably is 5'10 with shoes so NPH could be 5'11
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Silent d said on 2/Nov/11
Next to 180cm matthew morrison, he was an inch taller. Matthew morrison is shorter than jane lynch by an inch. He never looked 185cm to me. 6 foot is a possibility.
5'10guy'n'growing said on 31/Oct/11
this listing is totally right he looks weak tall/above average range.
Silent d said on 31/Oct/11
He is taller than josh by a good inch and a bit. 185cm is perfect. People say he looks small but in reality he is 185cm. Rob do you think barney is same height as david schwimmer? Barney is a hard person to judge. When i first watched how i met your mother i thought he was 178cm. If jason segel is 194cm than barney is 180cm max. He didn't look 185cm in harold and kumar. I can live with 180cm.
Martin said on 23/Oct/11
E says on 18/Oct/11
faceto face on how i met your mother with kal pen he was barely an inch taller and he was wearing big heel dress shoes while kal pen was wearing flat sneakers.. i bet he is 5'11" even

I know, and there wasn´t even a full inch, Penn is a tad under 5´10", like 5´9.75". NPH is not 6ft, 5´10" matches his short limbs and torso.
nice guy said on 20/Oct/11
lol 6 feet for that guy is just hilarious ..he is 5'10 max...saw him on a vid of the tony awards 2011 with hugh jackman (6'2) and he was like half a head shorter at least--they were both wearing same shoes...most likely he fooled u guys coz he wears lifts from time to time i guess..even so u can tell he is below 6' since his limbs are short
Mr. R said on 19/Oct/11
I met him, chatted with him, and my students took pics of him at the theater. He is 6-1, heading to 6-2.
E said on 18/Oct/11
faceto face on how i met your mother with kal pen he was barely an inch taller and he was wearing big heel dress shoes while kal pen was wearing flat sneakers.. i bet he is 5'11" even
Bobby6ft2 said on 9/Oct/11
I agree with MBH. His frame helps him a lot. I think his weight is around 160-170lbs. A barefoot listing of 6ft + is too high in my opinion. His frame and comparison to other people suggests a range of 5´10" - 5´11".
MBH said on 6/Oct/11
i say he is 5'11.5 with shoes on, he is quite thin so it helps him to look taller, i say 5'10 barefoot
Yoren said on 1/Oct/11
I don't think he's a full 6ft, but you 5'10 guys are being stubborn too. He's clearly above average.

Next to Fillion, he looks about 2-3 inches shorter.
Next to Segel, he looks about 4.5 inches shorter.
Next to Morrison, he looks about an inch taller.

He's around 5'11 or 5'11.5.
shmee said on 29/Sep/11
In a pic he is somewhat towering over a 5'10"ish Bryan Cranston. I would agree with 6'1" unless he is wearing some mean heels.
Gordon said on 19/Sep/11
I'M smart says on 5/Sep/11
Neil Patrick Harris is 6'1" and the same height as the 6'1" guy on SNL not wearing dress shoes.

Do you have pictures to prove that? I think he looks closer to 5´11" flat...
I'M smart said on 5/Sep/11
Neil Patrick Harris is 6'1" and the same height as the 6'1" guy on SNL not wearing dress shoes.
BenS said on 26/Aug/11
When NPH is put up against really tall people, when he is in regular shoes, it´s easy to see he is a 5´10 - 5´11 man. I don´t think pictures from events where he is wearing a suit, and dress shoes, probably with a larger heel and something inside, is the best way to measure his height. I´d say 5´10.5 or 5´10.75 (179-180 cm) is good. Radnor looks more like a 5´11+ (180-182 cm) guy.
MattyD5ft11 said on 16/Aug/11
I met him, Josh Cooke and Jake Lacey (from better with you) at the peoples choice award. I know Cooke was my height, a little smaller, 5´10, Jake was a little shorter than Josh, 5´9.5 maybe, but NPH seemed to be wearing "tall" shoes, if you know what I mean. He had, maybe one inch on me and about two on Josh, but he didn´t have a 6ft + guys frame, I know what that looks like, as almost everyone man in my entire family is that height. Barefoot height is kind of hard to pin down, but he has the frame of a 5´11 guy. Very friendly guy, with a painfully tight posture, it looked like he had to prove he was taller than 6ft, could´nt seem to relax. If you are "tall", like 6´1 +, you effortlessly pull off looking tall, he did not, he had a very short upper-body as well...
Crews said on 8/Aug/11
Compared to Penn and Cho, 5'9 for both of them, NPH looks about 2 inches taller. 5'11 - 6' on screen, but I think 5'10 barefoot is correct.
Tyler said on 3/Aug/11
NPH - 5'11" (180 cm)
Radnor - 5'10.5" (179 cm)
Segel - 6'3.75" (192 cm)
Smulders - 5'7" (170 cm)
Hannigan - 5'4" (164 cm)
Thomas 6ft0.5in 184cm said on 29/Jul/11
He´s obviously in the 5ft 10in - 5ft 11in range, I don´t fully buy the 6ft claims, not untill I see some barefoot pictures of him with proven, legit 6 footers anyway. My opinion for now is 5ft 10.5in (179 cm) for NPH, perhaps 5ft 11in (180 cm).
c-mo said on 28/Jul/11
he looks 5'11 but i buy his 6' claim
Gregory said on 12/Jul/11
Robbie says on 11/Jul/11
Rob, don't be stubborn. Numerous photos out there dictate that NPH is only slightly taller than Kal Penn and John Cho (I'm not even going to bother posting photo links, conduct a basic google image search yourself). Therefore I would only put him at 180cm, perhaps 181cm at the very max. Definitely not 183cm.

Last time I measured, I was 177cm and standing next to my 183cm friend the discrepency is far greater than when John Cho or Kal Penn stand next to NPH.

That is exactually right, he is an average tall male, not that 183 cm is tall, but 178-180 cm is not small either. But I dont see the point in argue of other peoples hieghts over the internet, when you dont know them, or have seen any barefoot pictures of them. For instance, i tryed on my frineds 14 cm costum boot last year, I was 178 cm at the time, so they made me look 192 cm tall (!).
You can never know what type of shoes these celebs are using, so dont post pictures where you cant see footwear. If someone can show me a picture of a barefoot NPH, proving he is this height, then I will gladly listen.
Robbie said on 11/Jul/11
Rob, don't be stubborn. Numerous photos out there dictate that NPH is only slightly taller than Kal Penn and John Cho (I'm not even going to bother posting photo links, conduct a basic google image search yourself). Therefore I would only put him at 180cm, perhaps 181cm at the very max. Definitely not 183cm.

Last time I measured, I was 177cm and standing next to my 183cm friend the discrepency is far greater than when John Cho or Kal Penn stand next to NPH.
Legend said on 10/Jul/11
He's 5'10.5
Robert said on 5/Jul/11
I don´t understand why people still buy his 6ft crap, at most he seems 5´11".
Terry said on 26/Jun/11
My best friend Michael, who is 6´1", 6´3" with his shoes, and whom I trust with my life, saw NPH at a restaurant in New York a couple of weeks ago. We both agreed beforhand, that he looked around 6´1" on HIMYM, but Michael said that he didn´t look taller than 5´11.5" in the restaurant, and that was with his shoes on. He concluded that NPH couldn´t really taller than 5´10", which is something I have suspected for quite a while now.
Courtney5ft9in said on 26/Jun/11
I met up with Neil and David Burtka in June last year, they are so cute together, but they both lie about their height as far as i´m concerned. I consider myself a tall girl, as I am a flat 5´9". I see David Burtka listed as 5´10.5" and 5´11", but he was actually not taller than me. I don´t know what to say about Neil Patrick Harris though, there is something strange about his height. When I first met him, he looked a strong 6ft, as he towerd me and David by 2-3 inches, but when we entered their home, we took off our shoes, and Neil seemed much shorter, around 5´10" !, so I was quite dissapointed to learn that he is just an insecure average man, he has the proportions of a 6ft guy, and he obviously takes andvatage of peoples good faith. Don´t let lifts fool you, most actors use them in some kind of way. So the next time you see Neil on HIMYM, take in consideration that he has an extra 2 inches his shoes. I would love to meet Josh Radnor, he wears converse a lot, and he also has a kind of bad posture, and still he is the height of Neil when he is in his custums and streches as much as he can, so I actually think that Radnor is a legit 5´11" + guy, but NPH is 5´10", no doubt in my mind ;)
Debrecen said on 25/Jun/11
If you put a 5´10" guy next to a 6´4" guy, the top of the 5´10" guys head will be in the region of the 6´4" guys eyes or nose, depending on facial structure and posture etc, and both NPH and Josh Radnor is around that mark, 5´10" to 5´11", it looks pretty clear to me.
Iris said on 25/Jun/11
Areizii says on 24/Jun/11
Neil Patrick Harris took a picture with My Best Friend mike and he had measured himself as 6'3 and NPH was about 1 and a half to 2 inches shorter. So he is a bout 6'1. And he took pictures withe the rest of the cast. Cobie Smoulders Is 5'10 and 1/2 alyson hannigan is 5'7 jason segal is a good 6'5 and josh radnor is a clean six foot.

Dude, that is just sad, that you think you can get away with that. Worst lie ever. NPH is at least 4" shorter than Jason Segel on HIMYM, and Segel is 6´4". NPH is probably wearing lifts on the show, because Radnor is just a fraction taller than him barefoot.
Also, Cobie Smulders is nowhere near 5´10.5", 5´7" - 5´7.5" is the most for her. Alyson Hannigan is spot on 5´4", and Josh Radnor is 5´10.5" - 5´11". If your "6´3" friend Mark" has a picture with "6´1" Neil", NPH must have been wearing some huuuuge lifts, because he can look everything from the same height as, or 3 inches taller than his boyfriend, who is 5´9". NPH and Josh Radnor are both in the 5´10" - 5´11" range.
Areizii said on 24/Jun/11
Neil Patrick Harris took a picture with My Best Friend mike and he had measured himself as 6'3 and NPH was about 1 and a half to 2 inches shorter. So he is a bout 6'1. And he took pictures withe the rest of the cast. Cobie Smoulders Is 5'10 and 1/2 alyson hannigan is 5'7 jason segal is a good 6'5 and josh radnor is a clean six foot.
Joshua6ft said on 20/Jun/11
I walked past him at a pub a couple of weeks back, I am a legit 6ft flat, 183 cm, and let me tell you I was shocked when i looked in the mirror behind the bar and discovered i had at least 1,5 or 2 inches on him. I was wearing vans and he seemed to have regular shoes as well. This listing is off, and that is something I have experienced for real, if he ever claimed 6'1" or anything in that region, he should be ashamed. Something between 5'10" and 5'10,5" is reality for this guy, let's say 5'10,25", 178 cm.
Jefferson said on 20/Jun/11
Nathaniel says on 30/Nov/10
Radnor is listed as 6' but he's actually 5'10" compare him to Smulders(listed as 5'8") anywhere you see them together in HIMYM he looks about 3 inches taller than her, now if u minus that hairdo which gives him about an inch u get 5'10" and NPH looks about the same height as Radnor except he doesnt have a hairdo like Radnors so he's basically 5'11"

Keep in mind that Smulders also is listed an inch off, i know for a fact that she is no taller than 5´7.5". But NPH and Radnor are both in the 5´10" department, 6ft is way off.
richinkle said on 18/Jun/11
NP Harris was standing side by side with Stephen Colbert and looked about the same height. Was also about 2" shorter than Brooke Shields in heals, who is about 5'-11". I estimate 5'-10 1/2" to 5' -11".
Jerry said on 17/Jun/11
About josh radnors and nph height, check the episode of how I met your mother, called "Colums", where Radnor who's usually wearing really thin shoes, Is clearly at least an inch and a half taller than 5'10 Bryan Cranston, which would make him about 181 - 182, so considering his impaccable posture and thick shoes nph may easily appear 6,1 at times.

Bryan Cranston is not a full 5´10", probably was at peak, but not on HIMYM. Josh Radnor is about 5´11", might appear a little taller because of cameraangles and other things, but NPH is not taller than 5´11", 5´10.5" at best.
as said on 17/Jun/11
About josh radnors and nph height, check the episode of how I met your mother, called "Colums", where Radnor who's usually wearing really thin shoes, Is clearly at least an inch and a half taller than 5'10 Bryan Cranston, which would make him about 181 - 182, so considering his impaccable posture and thick shoes nph may easily appear 6,1 at times.
richinkle said on 17/Jun/11
In the Tony's, dancing with Hugh Jackman, NP Harris looked at least 2 1/2 to 3" shorter. Since, Jackman is scraping 6'-2" (and probably a bit under), I think this makes Harris about 5'-11", which is what I would have guessed for him.
GaryTaylorFletcher said on 9/Jun/11
He needs a downgrade for sure. His elevated shoes and way of keeping his chin up and back streight does not fool anybody. 177 cm, almost 178 cm is his barefoot height, trust me. It looks uncomfortable keeping your back streight and chin up like that 24/7, but he is still awesome!
TitsMcGee said on 8/Jun/11
® says on 6/Jun/11
Nph was atleast 2 inches taller than kal penn

More like 1 inch.

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Bruno said on 8/Jun/11
Holly says on 7/Jun/11
According to this site, Christina Hendrix is 5'7". She's in a play right now with Neil Patrick Harris and in photos he is always a couple of inches taller than her even in heels. Click Here

Christina Hendrix is 5´6". And we do not get to see the footwear of NPH, it could easily bee lifts, you just never know with this guy. In my opinion, he looks 5´10" - 5´11".
Holly said on 7/Jun/11
According to this site, Christina Hendrix is 5'7". She's in a play right now with Neil Patrick Harris and in photos he is always a couple of inches taller than her even in heels. Click Here
® said on 6/Jun/11
Nph was atleast 2 inches taller than kal penn
Bruno said on 5/Jun/11
I am a 5´10" guy, and when i stand next to my 6´4" friend, i look the same height, if not taller, than what NPH looks when he´s standing next to Jason Segel, who is not even a full 6´4". Neil Patrick Harris is most surtainly not 6´0", not a chance. He has major height issues, much like Justin Timberlake. 5´11" is a max, and even that seems generous. 5´10" (177-178cm) is his actual height, i would say.
Goonerman said on 1/Jun/11
I don´t think he is taller than 5´11", certainly not 6ft. He was just slightly taller than 5´9" Emmit Smith at HIMYM. Probably 1 or 2 inches. 5´10" (177 cm) or 5´11" (180 cm) seems spot on.
Toby said on 31/May/11
I thought most child stars grow up to be really small in height?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/May/11
Adrian said on 24/May/11
Both NPH and Radnor are in the 5´10" - 5´11" range (177-180cm).
Eric79 said on 17/May/11
NPH is thin too. Skinny guys always look taller than they actually are

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