How tall was O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

American former NFL football player turned Actor best remembered for roles in The Naked Gun series, Capricorn One, The Cassandra Crossing and The Towering Inferno.

How tall is O.J. Simpson
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He was now six-foot-one, weighed 205 pounds, and could run the 100 in nine point four seconds. - O.J. Simpson: football's record rusher (1974)
I'm 6'1" and right now I weight 205 [pounds], but my weight fluctuates about five pounds up or down.
-- 1983

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Average Guess (28 Votes)
6ft 1.03in (185.5cm)
mrtguy said on 24/Apr/24
What made you change his height to 6'1" seen pictures him with cane before his death he looked 5'10.5", at best 5'11" either way he's a murderer that is long gone.
Editor Rob
His peak height didn't change, but when somebody passes, the current height is retired.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jun/22
6ft now looks likely...
viper said on 20/Jun/22
Funny, I've never noticed his large head before
King Spattan said on 13/Oct/21
I think he would struggle to even measure 6ft today so therefore he's in the 5'11", what are your thoughts??
Editor Rob
Didn't realise he's now 74, so it's possible today creeped under 6ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/21
His head wouldn't look out of place on a 6ft8+ dude yet it actually makes him look shorter, not taller
6ft range today but peak was bare minimum 6ft1, arguably up to 6ft1¼.
Canson said on 13/Mar/21
Peak height was definitely 6’1
Chaos Control 6'2.5 said on 12/Mar/21
I find it amusing that he’s only got the American Footballers tag, like THATS all he’s known for
berta said on 10/Feb/21
i think he was 1/8 over . very close to 186 peak. his head would look normal on a 6`10 guy.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 29/Apr/20
He has a rather big head for his height, but I can't see 10.5" or 11" at all. More like 10" range, like you said.
Ian C. said on 28/Apr/20
Check out O.J.'s highlight reels on YouTube (both college and pro), and marvel at how agile he was, which is unusual in a man so tall. All the other agile runners (Payton, Simms, Sayers, Sanders) were less than 6 feet. He mostly ran around people, but he could go through them if he had to, because he had size and strength as well as speed.

Jim Brown was a runaway truck and Earl Campbell was a tank. O.J. was a Ferrari.
mrtguy said on 27/Apr/20
Rob, I don't think his head length is anywhere near 11'' actually I think it's more of a solid 10-10.25'' range you think his forehead and chin makes it look big??
mrtguy said on 7/Feb/20
Rob, how tall does OJ's son look??
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mrtguy said on 7/Feb/20
Rob, I think OJ's head is 10 inches long not anymore, the reason it looks bigger because of the shape of his forehead and big chin lower shoulders you get the same impression and why not give him a flat 6 feet now he deserves it?
Editor Rob
Today 6ft flat is likely for him.
mrtguy said on 11/Jan/20
Rob, do you think OJ has 10.5'' head or 11''??
Editor Rob
10.5 maybe a chance, but 11 is huge really.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/20
Looks 186-187cm one with Leslie and George Kennedy who were both probably down to 6ft and 6ft3 range respectively by the 90's

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mrtguy said on 11/Oct/19
there is something about OJ that is unique compared to any modern athletes today. He was truly charismatic on the field
Mon said on 16/Sep/19
Beside weak 6'2'' James Coburn, and Richard Harris, (saw him close in the street in the 90s and was no question solid 6 -6'1/4' even as an older man) OJ Simpson is every inch the weakish 6'2''. Sports star reported heights are not like the heights an actors' agent height would put out about his meal ticket. You cannot assume they are boosting an inch as is standard with actors. Call him a strong 6'1'' if you like, but the usual procedure is to round up. he was definitely taller than Leslie Nielsen. The rock solid 6'3'' George Kennedy did not have anything like 2 inches on OJ.
viper said on 16/Sep/19
Police recorded height means nothing
Mon said on 14/Sep/19
O.J. Simpson's police-recorded height was 6'2”. Definitely taller than Leslie Nielsen and a clear inch on Richard Harris and maybe comparable to Trump. Weak six two (peak).
mrtguy said on 6/Sep/19
Rob, does the guy on the left look taller than OJ or does proportion perceive height??
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mrtguy said on 19/Aug/19
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Rob, OJ has an 11 inch head do you think it can affect how tall he looks next to other people??
Editor Rob
I don't think it helps him look tall, in fact the proportions can make him look average in a photo on his own.
Spencer said on 21/Jul/19
6'1.5" peak
mrtguy said on 28/Jun/19
OJ has the biggest head of any men and hands, no matter what way you put it. He's a large built man. I wouldn't be surprised if his head is 11 inches
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/19
Peak physical height: 6ft1
Current physical height: 6ft
Moral height: 1ft2½

Rob, sound about right?

Editor Rob
Today about 6ft might be possible for him.

People can change and there's always room for moral growth.
michael14375 said on 24/Nov/18
accoording to his mugshot he's 6'2
mrtguy said on 25/Jun/18
Rob, is this a good example of 3 inches the picture looks amplified and tilted in OJ's favor??
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Editor Rob
It's hard to really tell the difference. I'd have thought less than 3, but being that close up, height difference can always be reduced.
berta said on 18/May/18
i saw the movie the towering inferno the other day. maaybe its because of his headsize but if i didnt know his height then i would have thought maybe legit 6 foot from tht movie. looked just over average.. But 6 oot 1 is what he have looked most of the time
mrtguy said on 13/Apr/18
Rob, with all due respect can you change his height to 6'0'' and keep 6'1'' as peak it makes more sense, I'm not convinced his height is a solid 6'1'' PLEASE??
viper said on 12/Apr/18
Wow he looks the exact same height as 6-2 peak Trump
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Apr/18
Solid 6ft1 guy in his prime...nowadays looks like he's struggling with 6ft
berta said on 12/Apr/18
he looked like a classic 6 foot 1 guy at peak and today he is down to 182-3 he is very heavily build
mrtguy said on 1/Apr/18
Rob, just looking at this pic of him next to the other gentlemen how tall does he behold in your eyes??
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Editor Rob
Maybe solid average range.
mrtguy said on 20/Mar/18
Rob, there is no way he is 6'1'' in this picture next to 5'6'' Tommy Davidson he looks 5'10-5'11'' range guy even considering his head
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Editor Rob
You can see back in his prime With Trump he's not a small guy.
mrtguy said on 9/Mar/18
Rob, I think 5’11-6’0” seems more fair but he has enormous head
Borats Chicken said on 28/Feb/18
Rob, in your opinion who would come out taller? OJ or Montana?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Dec/17
Looking at recent photos, I would still say he's in the 6ft range
mrtguy said on 21/Nov/17
Rob, you think his head would fit 6'9'' guy??
Editor Rob
you could put his head on a 6ft 7 man and it would look a perfect fit.
MJKoP said on 11/Nov/17
Evidently, he appears shorter in person than some(or at least ONE) would expect:

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mrtguy said on 16/Oct/17
Rob, Big Show is the only guy who'd head look MUCH bigger than OJ, Oj's head probably is near 10.5'' and Big Show's 12''
Editor Rob
I'm sure there are other tall men with 10.5-11 inch heads.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Oct/17
Definitely not less than 6ft1
MJKoP said on 1/Oct/17
Yup...his driver's license has 6'2" on it, as I posted below. I dunno when he first registered to operate a motor vehicle, so it's possible that one of his agents or representatives filled out a form on his behalf. But IF HE DID IT, his word should especially be taken with a boulder-sized grain of salt. Although I definitely think he is, or at least WAS close to 6'2" in his "ugly-ass" Bruno Maglis. :P
mrtguy said on 7/Sep/17
Rob, how tall does his son look bottom right and he looks very much like his father?? Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Sep/17
Rob, his driver's license states 6ft2. Sounds like it came directly from him
Editor Rob
it could be what he claims, but then, I'm not sure about his track record for being truthful 😑 🤐
Canson said on 1/Aug/17
Close enough a weak 6'1" worst case
MJKoP said on 31/Jul/17
Nicole Brown-Simpson, according to her autopsy:
The body is that of a well-developed, well-nourished Caucasian female stated to be 35 years old. The body weighs 129 pounds and measures 65 inches from crown to sole.

Ronald Lyle Goldman, according to his autopsy:
The body is that of a well developed, well nourished Caucasian male stated to be 25 years old. The body weighs 171 pounds, measuring 69 inches from crown to sole.

This information was presented at the trial by the prosecution, along with describing the kille- Ah, "defendant" as six-foot-two and 220 lbs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/17
You could argue 6ft1½
MJKoP said on 25/Jul/17
Perhaps a peak of 6'2"? He's had a rough life(but deserved even rougher), and surpassed 300 lbs at one point. Still looked strapping a few days ago next to the prison guards. You might wanna add this to the top: Click Here
mrtguy said on 20/Jul/17
Rob, the JUICE is out in time on October
Editor Rob
and maybe at most 6ft now.
mrtguy said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, what do you think his chances of getting a parole and how tall do you think Nicole was??
Editor Rob
in 1995 she was being described as 5ft 5, I am not really familiar with her though.

OJ may be out one day, how long I've not got a clue.
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mrtguy said on 17/Jun/17
Rob, will you ever meet Oj or at least pic at convention in near future??
Editor Rob: I'm sure he'll be as welcome as a fart in a packed Elevator.

Hypothetically speaking, let's say he was there....would you pose with "The Juice" if they were to slash(oh, I'm bad) the price to next to nothing, and if he were to either get none of it, or only a very small cut(dammit, Adam!).
Editor Rob
I did get a photo with an english actor, who was popular in the 80's and 90's 'Leslie Grantham', he was convicted for murder in late 60's!

My job is to try to add content, especially any chance of photos with people who are famous, but like many jobs, there will be moral contradictions...there is at least one known murderer I have a photo with, the actor Leslie Grantham.
mrtguy said on 17/Jun/17
Rob, will you ever meet Oj or at least pic at convention in near future??
Editor Rob
I'm sure he'll be as welcome as a fart in a packed Elevator.
GP said on 5/Apr/17
OJ was always 6", possibly 6'0.25". He was listed at 6" during his USC days and even described as 6" in papers. He was 20-21 then. It was NFL that started putting him at 6'1"-6'2", which was done to a lot for publicity reasons
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Apr/17
He looked 6ft1-2 range in the Naked Gun movies...
Arch Stanton said on 5/Apr/17
If James Coburn was really only 6'1.5 then the max OJ could have been is 6'0.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/17
I think 186-187cm peak.
mrtguy said on 24/Jan/17
Rob, how would he 6'1'' look next to Sultan Kosen?? and his head will definitely look small in comparison to those of Kosen
Hijopotamus said on 4/Jan/17
100 yards in 9.40? Really??
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Nov/16
Probably a fair amount below this now though.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Nov/16
Though I've said at times he could look a weak 6'1!
Arch Stanton said on 22/Nov/16
185 does seem a tad low.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/16
Arch I thought he could look 6ft1-2 range with Leslie Nielsen and George Kennedy in the Naked Gun movies. He was listed at both marks back in his football playing days I think 186-187cm is a strong possibility.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/16
I'll give him 186 I think.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/16
Oddly looks weak 6'2 at times James Brolin in Capricorn One but maybe it's his afro and Brolin's poor posture..
mrtguy said on 3/Nov/16
Rob, don't you think he could 5'11'' ish now??
Editor Rob
he probably has shrunk a bit by now, when he gets out of prison who knows what height he will look.
Ian C. said on 20/May/16
It may well be that O.J. has the largest head of anyone discussed on this site who is not an acromegalic giant. It's like a packing crate or a toilet bowl or something. It is amazing that he could run so well when he had to tote that thing around with him wherever he went.
james said on 23/Apr/16
Yeah he was defiantly 6'1 in his younger years probably about ,5'11 now or barley 6'0 being 69 years old now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/16
Rob, could you add the 6ft2 descriptions to the top?
Oanh said on 3/Mar/16
In his prime, he was 6'1" 200lbs
John said on 3/Mar/16
6'1"~6'1.25", my guess
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/16
"O.J. is six feet, two inches tall, and he weighs about 207 pounds, and can run 100 yards in 9.4 seconds" - Ebony, December 1968
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/16
Actually, I think I made a slight underestimation. More like 300lbs today
Brad said on 1/Mar/16
As listed in late '73 when he stood by me in NYC. Yeah, probably 240 in '16 with ease.
mrtguy said on 29/Feb/16
He was 6'1'' and now probably lost height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Feb/16
I thought he could look strong 6ft1/weak 6ft2 range beside Nielsen and Kennedy (both of them may have lost a bit of height though). 186cm peak is possible (he was listed 6ft1 and 6ft2 in football). Today he might be shorter but there's not much to go by now that hes in the joint except that he's a lot heavier. I reckon he's pushing 240lbs.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Feb/16
He could look 6ft1-2.
MJKoP said on 28/Feb/16
"The Defendant is six-two..." - Marcia Clarke, 1995
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/16
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His posture not great there though.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Feb/16
Rob, can you add The Cassandra Crossing? He looked around this, but I thought with George Kennedy and Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun films at times he could look more 6'0.5. Is that possible Rob? I can't remember if he stood with Richard Harris in the Cassandra crossing or not. Perhaps a 185 6'1 is OK. You will find photos and comparison in which you could argue both 6'0.5 and 6'1 I think though. Probably with his build and look a lot of people might have thought of him as 6 ft 2.
slothee said on 27/Feb/16
Solid 6'1" guy. Might of topped above 6'1" in his younger days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Feb/16
Thanks Rob!
Wiz245 said on 27/Feb/16
He looks 6'1" in pretty much all his movies that I have seen.

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