How tall is Nick Castle

Nick Castle's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)
American filmmaker and actor, known for being Michael Myers in Halloween, directing films like The Last Starfighter, Dennis the Menace & Major Payne.
When ComicBookMovie asked him about Google (and imdb) listing Nick as 5ft 10, he laughed "Well, as you get older, you get shorter. At the time I shot the original movie, I was close to 6 feet, I never quite got to 6 feet cause I always wanted to be, so I was about 5'11 and three quarters. Right now, I probably am about 5'10 and a half, something like that. Not real tall, kind of average tall for a man".

How tall is Nick Castle
With James Jude Courtney who says "Nick is 5'10, 170lbs, and I'm 6'3, 210lbs"
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Average Guess (30 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.29in (181.1cm)
Current: 5ft 9.88in (177.5cm)
Vick said on 4/Sep/22
Hey Rob,
You think Castle can still look menacing on screen at his current 5’10 height?
Editor Rob
Menace can not only be influenced on screen by stature, but by the look - how the person walks, moves, speaks and interacts with the environment.
Bobby said on 19/Jul/22
In case anyone is interested, here is a decent shot of a behind-the-scenes of Halloween (1978).

You can observe Nick Castle in the background, in full view, holding the William Shatner mask.

From looking at the picture, I can tell he was roughly 6ft in 1978.

Here's the link: Click Here

Thoughts, Rob?
Editor Rob
I think early in the day he had a chance of hitting that mark.
Voorhees Myers said on 9/Jun/22
In his jungle boots in 1978 he’s a about 6-0.75. Barefoot 5-11.5 range peak
Vick said on 21/Feb/22
Hey Rob,
He had a huge afro back in the day adding more but he could be a 5’11.75 guy 5 hours in the day don't you think?
Editor Rob
I suppose a chance of that.
Bobby (1.78m) said on 11/Feb/22
Here's a photo of Nick Castle standing next to Andi Matichak who is listed 5'8.5 here. I think he looks 1.5 inches taller than her, roughly.

What do you think, Rob?

Here's the link:
Editor Rob
Yeah about 5ft 10 range, although the ground could be slightly uneven there.
berta said on 14/Nov/21
interesting. I have a vague memory that i read couple years ago that he ( the guy that played the original michel myers was only 5´10 and i didnt think he looked that short. If you see the first halloween its pretty clear that he is not short and at the sime time not tall. I would have guessed at worst 180 and never over 183. 181,5 ish is what i excpect him to measure at his peak. Today i really have no clue, if he says 179 then i guess he is around that. But looking at the photo above i have a feeling that he is a little under that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/21
I wouldn’t go below 5ft10 for his current height

His claim of almost 6ft seems fairly reasonable as wel
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/21
Rob are his claims arguable both for peak and current?

I see roughly 4in between him and James. He admits to not being quite 6ft but close to it. I wouldn’t rule out 5ft11¾ and maybe can still measure a bit over 5ft10
Editor Rob
maybe he got that measurement a few years before he claimed it and subsequently lost another half inch to 5ft 10 today.
Myers Haddonfield said on 1/Nov/21
Peak looked a weak 6-0. Now 5-10 imo. Rob you need to list like mentioned here a James Jude Courtney height. Looks a 6-3 range guy.
Vick said on 21/Oct/21
It’s hard to tell his height in the original, 5’11.5-6’0.25 fits his range. 5’11.75 is probably a afternoon measurement
Westbound on Olympic said on 15/Oct/21
Need to add Jude now Rob. Nick 5-11 peak imo.
MichaelMyers said on 5/Oct/21
Actually he seems a little over 5'10" currently, more like 5'10.25" I guess. I hate being ocd lol.
MichaelMyers said on 5/Oct/21
5'11.5" or 5'11.75 peak, 5'10 currently.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 18/Aug/21
Ha ha! Nick looks far too nice to be a horror actor, but then, acting is acting, and you have to be a rather good one to play someone quite the opposite to your own character.

5ft11.5 peak; 5ft10.25 today. 😁👍
Dr Decker said on 17/Aug/21
Nicks a 5-11 peak imo. JJC looks tall in his boots. I’d say over 6-3 definitely in footwear
FriedChicken said on 25/Jun/21
Luca & Hotspots
JJC is either 6'2.25 or 6'2.5. His 6 ft 3 claims could've been what he got in his 20s.
lucakonor said on 21/Jun/21
Hey Rob it would be intersting if u get a photo with JJCourtney himself. To estimate his true height.. a lots of halloween fans would be happy to know the real height of the current shape
Hotspots said on 16/Jun/21
No James Jude height rob? Nicks 5-11 peak imo
Bobby said on 10/May/21

The best scene to really gauge Nick's peak height is the scene where Michael pins Bob to the wall and stops to tilt his head. There are not many body shots in the film, but that scene is the best I could find. From there, he gave me a fairly tall impression and could pass for 6'0.
Vick said on 3/May/21
Hi Rob,
Has it been awhile since you watch the original Halloween? When examining the full screen shots and scenes of Nick, what would you estimate you his height at 27 yo? Did he give a 6 ft ish impression to you? I do not doubt your estimate of his peak, I just wanted to know if he could look that tall to you in that movie, I’m 6’0.25-6’0.5 in the evening and I plan on dressing up as MM for Halloween later this year and I want to try to give the same impression as the original
Editor Rob
I'd watched the latest Halloween with Jenny not long ago, but the original probably 5 years or so back. It was tricky to really tell his height then.
Hotspots said on 29/Apr/21
JJC leaning in towards him. I’d say JJC is 6.2.5. Nicks 5-10 imo here now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Apr/21
Rob, but 6ft3 peak surely?

Maybe 6ft2 range now
Editor Rob
yeah maybe 6ft 3 and 2.25 to 2.5 now.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/21
Rob, is James really 6ft3 then?

I think a bit under if this guy is 5ft10 flat
Editor Rob
James may well have lost a bit of height by now
Bobby said on 20/Apr/21
I could buy 5'11.5 peak height for Nick Castle. He does genuinely give off a tallish impression in the film. The scene when Michael Myers is strangling Laurie Strode and Myers is unmasked was done with Tony Moran. Google says he's 6'0, but I think he could have been 5'11 as he seemed to have an easy four inches on Jamie Lee Curtis. Although, I think Curtis was a strong 5'7 in the '70s. To keep in mind she was barely 20 when she was cast into the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween.

So, Nick Castle I'd say lost 1.5 inches from his peak height, which I find believable. I'd say he could have cleared 6'0 in the morning, or measured it bang on.
Soda machine said on 19/Jan/21
5-11 peak. Now 5-10. No James Jude Courtney height yet Rob??
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 25/Nov/20
@Rob do you have a photo with Nick?
Editor Rob
unfortunately I never did get one.
Kevin78 said on 24/Sep/20
he wore Vietnam Jungle boots which give you an extra boost of 3 or 4 cm in Michael Myers' outfit, if he really was 5,11 barefoot in 1978 he would've been a little over 6' (around 184 cm) in Michael's costume, I know cause I cosplay Michael Myers and I'm wearing the same jungle boots, they definitely give you some boost (more or less like Dr Marteen boots).
Johnny 181-182 cm said on 15/Sep/20
@Rob how did you did you decide on his peak height? Who did you compare him against?
Editor Rob
His claim has some merit, though people sometimes tend to measure earlier in the day.
Vick said on 27/Mar/20
Do you think it’s more likely he was 5’11.25 rather then .5?
Editor Rob
I'm not so sure.
Animus said on 5/Feb/20
If he is 5'10 (at the moment), then I don't think he's 170lbs. I'd guess he's 190lbs in that photo. Sounds like that other guy just assumed a 5'10 with his frame would automatically be around 170lbs.
Vick said on 20/Nov/19
Hi Rob, do you think it’s possible he was 5’11.75 in morning and dropped to 5’11 at night?
Editor Rob
I think he could have got almost 6ft early in the day.
Vick said on 28/Oct/19
Hi Rob, in his younger days do you think he cleared 6’ as a morning height?
Editor Rob
Maybe he at least hit that mark or a fraction more.
Baja74 said on 15/Oct/19
I'm wondering if he was measuring himself in shoes? He's claiming 5'10.5' now. But look at him in this photo with James who is leaning and not postured up. Nick looks straight up as he can be. So, I'm wondering if he was peak 5'11" (not 5'11 3/4") and now 5'9.5"
He certainly looks 170+ lbs in this photo. Here is a article where he says he was 145 lbs in the original movie. He did look really thin in it. But close to 6'0" and 145 lbs? Probably not! I would say 5'11" and 145lbs in the original movie.
What do you think Rob? Is this plausible?
Click Here
Editor Rob
I do think he lost height, but maybe it was early in the day measurement.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 15/May/19
Not unduly tall for a maniacal serial killer! Hmm... Jamie Lee Curtis is quite tall herself, and she was the main one he was after. It was his mask and expressionless eyes that made him so scary-looking...


5ft11.75 peak; 5ft10.25 now.
Matt Shannon said on 11/May/19
Hey Rob why not give him 5’11.75 if that’s what he claimed, he don’t seem like a guy to exaggerate his height?
Editor Rob
'about 5ft 11.75'.

Doesn't necessarily mean bang on it.
Bobby 178cm said on 29/Mar/19
Any chance on you adding a page for James Jude Courtney, Rob? He's been in a quite few movies and made some cameos in TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think it's worth mentioning that Michael Myers would be his greatest acting accreditation.
Jammes said on 26/Feb/19
Is James Courtney a legit 6'3?
Editor Rob
I believe he has a good chance of measuring near it.
Littlelee168cm said on 24/Feb/19
Wow in that photo he doesnt look even 5ft 10 let alone almost 6 foot
Bobby 178cm said on 24/Feb/19
I didn't think he'd be as tall as 5'11.5 at peak height as he didn't seem that tall in Halloween, and keep in mind, he was in his 20s back then. He did seem around 4 inches taller than Jamie Lee Curtis though. I guess we didn't really get to see him in full body shots, only from the torso up, except for that one scene where you see him watching Laurie in her classroom.
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Feb/19
So it was Nick Castle who played boogeyman Michael Myers, was it? Well, I never knew that!

He seems to be pretty outspoken about his height and wanting to reach 6ft, while not quite 'making the grade'! How many fellas can relate to that I wonder? 😋

From moi he gets 5ft11.75 peak and 5ft10 now.
Danimal 5'9 3/4 said on 24/Feb/19
Rob, if he claimed to be 5'11.75 in the late 70's and claims to be 5'10.5" now, why not list him by those heights? It's a reasonable height loss for a 71 year old man.
Editor Rob
I think some people may measure earlier in the day. I saw Nick in person last year and he was about 5ft 10.
Film Fan said on 23/Feb/19
James Jude Courtney is quite a lot taller than Nick Castle which kind of ruins the consistency of the Halloween movies. He looks like he is in the 5’ 10” range. It’s hard to tell how tall James Jude Courtney is. He looks like he could be the 6’ 3” he claims. I am also the first to comment on this page.

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