How tall is Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne's Height

5ft 9.5in (176.5 cm)

English singer-songwriter from Black Sabbath. In a 1992 NY Times article it mentioned "His 5-foot-10-inch frame now weighs a fit 156 pounds, down from 193".

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5ft 8.86in (174.9cm)
Rising - 174 cm said on 8/Aug/17
I believe you on Ozzy, though he isn't more than about 5'8" these days. I also saw Zakk around 6'1" a dozen or so years ago, but he's closer to 6'0" without the boots. Sarzo was about my height in sneakers before going on stage a few years ago and then he seemed possibly taller after the show in his stage boots, but I'm far less sure about after the show. I have multiple photos with him and he never really looked shorter than me. I'd bet 10 grand Rudy would measure comfortably over 5'5". I thought he was about 5'8", but no way 5'5". I've also heard 5'8" for Aldridge, but Coverdale is more 5'10"-5'11" rather than 5'11"-6'. Randy Rhoads wasn't the 5'7" he claimed, but he wasn't as short as 5'3" either. 5'6", maybe as short as 5'5". He claimed 105 pounds and may have been at his thinnest, but was definitely heavier at other times. Jake E. Lee is shorter than people think - about 5'7".
Shawn -Miami said on 18/Jun/17
Worked with the band on No More Tears or Tours 1990 (a few shows)and they were all great people. Ozzy 5'9, Zakk 6'1 wears boots a lot, Randy Castillo. (Drummer) 5'7 to5'8 RIP, Mike Inez 5'8. I've met Rudy Sarzo during the Liquor and Poker Tour (Whitesnake) Slip of the Tongue album. Know way in hell could he ever dream of being 5'8 he's like 5'5 maybe. He wears heels a lot. Adrian Vanderberg 6'7 range , Tommy Aldridge 5'8, David Coverdale 5'11 6ft, Steve Vai 6'2 and probably weighed 150 pounds then. Again this was in 1990. Now for the topic of Randy Rhoads from what I was told was about 5'3 maybe 100pounds, small like Prince but not as tiny as someone like Angus Young of ACDC whom I've also met whos gotta be like 4'10. You don't have to believe me, but I was on the inside and I know what I know.
Clare said on 1/Jun/17
How tall was Ozzy's drummer Randy Castillo?
diavolo said on 21/May/17
Back in the classic '70s Sabbath days, Ozzy and 5'6" Geezer Buter both wore platform boots on stage, ranging from 4 to 6 inches in heel size. 6-footer Tony Iommi usually had cowboy boots on, with 1.5" or 2" heels. 5'7.5" Bill Ward was the only one wearing flat sneakers, apparently cause it was easier to play drums in those (or simply he disliked heels).
Sandy Cowell said on 1/May/17
I think Ozzie was a good 5ft10 in his Black Sabbath days. I saw him play at the Hammersmith Odeon the day after seeing 'Black Sabbath' play with Ronnie James Dio; they (Sabbath) were still brilliant! Ozzie was fronting his band 'Blizzard of Oz'. There is no way he looked just average height, he was slightly above actually, and I'd say 5ft10 for then - which was January 1981!
Now, of course, what with his rock star lifestyle, including a one-time penchant for alcohol, he won't be that tall anymore, so I'll go for 5ft8.25.
It's good to see that Ozzie is now a health conscious member of society, eating healthily to keep his weight down! 👍
BillisaLefty said on 29/Apr/17
Probably 5'9''.
RisingForce said on 31/Mar/17
I don't know how familiar Rob is with Ozzy's bandmates, but these photos may help him for Ozzy's 80's height. Click Here Rudy Sarzo with dark hair at the end looked about my height(5'8") in sneakers and a bit taller in stage clothes. Randy Rhoads in front of Sarzo with blonde hair was 5'6" max without those heels, maybe even 5'5" range. Don't know about Tommy Aldridge with the curly hair. I've heard 5'8", but he has 2" heels too. Here they are again dressed similarly so footwear may be the same: Click Here And here's Ozzy with similar footwear back to back with Zakk Wylde, who based on how tall he looked to me in big boots was 6 feet with a chance of 184 cm max: Click Here Ozzy looks about 2.5" shorter, but Zakk isn't standing as straight.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
Anything from 5'9" to 5'10" is debatable for Ozzy peak since his bad posture plus the 70's heels made him difficult to pinpoint, but he should be given a current height of 5'8" since he's 68 now and still active, but has looked 5'8" range for years at this point.
RisingForce said on 17/Mar/17
Here are the heights of some of bandmates, all of whom I've met or seen up close in person except Randy Rhoads, who claimed 5'7", but was no taller than 5'6". Tony Iommi was at least a solid 6 footer, possibly near the 6'1" he claimed when young, but has shrunk below 6 feet since getting sick. Geezer Butler is about 5'6", maybe a bit taller peak. Zakk Wylde claimed 6'2", but is 6'0", possibly 184 cm max. Jake E. Lee claimed 5'9", but he's more like 5'7", maybe a bit shorter now and a bit taller peak. Rudy Sarzo is about 5'8", but can look taller in stage clothes.
mjkzero said on 21/Jan/17
I would think 5ft10 in his prime Rob?
Editor Rob: I'm not so sure on that.
Aza said on 26/Oct/16
Think he's less today... Walks around on stage looking like a lost pup. On another note just watched a killer vid on you tube with Jake E Lee playing suicide solution... Absolute killer... Very underrated guitarist.
David Jackson said on 12/Jun/16
According to my tape measure, 1 metre and 78 =178cm = 5'10"
Verona Rios said on 9/May/16
A lot taller than I thought...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
A lot shorter than I thought...
Dong said on 11/Apr/15
Ozzy is not 5'6".. those claims are insane
diavolo said on 12/Oct/14
On the album cover of Sabotage, 5'7" Bill Ward in socks is standing next to Ozzy in 5-inch platform heels.
Bernardo said on 17/Apr/14
seems 5'9 to me.
Geno said on 30/Jan/14
He walked by me in 1984 and he was shorter than my 5' 8 buddy who was with me. I would guess around 5'6"
Gaz said on 22/Jan/14
How tall would you say Jack is? he gets listed 5'9.5 Click Here
diavolo said on 23/Nov/13
Take two things into consideration. Back in his Sabbath days, Ozzy wore high heels on stage, which made him appear taller than he actually was. And nowadays, at age 65, after decades of alcohol and drug abuse, he probably shrunk a lot.
truther said on 2/Nov/13
Errr, I don't think so. He is maximum 5 ft 6 without his high-heeled boots. I've seen him in flesh on same level as me and when I say 5ft 6 I am being generous!
Scally Wag said on 15/Aug/13
ozzy was probably once 5'9". ive seen him in concert about 20 times, and i would say that 5'9" ish is about accurate. definitly no less than 5'9" and no more than 5'10" these days however he doesnt even come close to standing up straight.
RisingForce said on 11/Aug/13
I met Zakk about 10 years ago, and he looked at least 6'1", but he does always wear big-heeled motorcycle boots. Without factoring in his boots, he could look near his claim, but considering footwear he's probably a solid 6 footer.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Aug/13
Click Here

Rob, Zakk Wylde claims 6'2". Pretty much impossible isn't it. He can look 6'1", what would you guess for him?
[Editor Rob: not looked at him much to say]
RisingForce said on 20/Jul/13
5'10" is possible for his peak height, or close to it, but he's 64 now and has lost noticeable height. He's probably under 5'9" today and with his bad posture often looks like a weak 5'8".
Jack said on 18/Jul/13
Yeah he's near 5'10 but can look 5'9 at times.
Phreestylex said on 14/Jul/13
woah I always had the impression he's like 6'
Bryan toomes said on 24/Jun/13
Around 5'7.75 seems right for Ozzy.
Ian said on 13/Jun/13
No way that tall, look at the picture of him with Howard Stern and Robin Quivers.
The greatest person alive in the world today said on 25/Jul/11
He always looked 5'9" to me. Ive seen him in concert about 20 times. I met him at a CD signing as well. He was sitiing down, but you could tell he is average size
Kev said on 10/Apr/11
Now that I look back on the picture. Jericho at best had me by an inch. 5'11 was a bit generous he is 5'10
Kev said on 9/Apr/11
I met Ozzy at a book signing last year and it was hard to tell how tall he was because he was hunched over writing but when he walked in from the distance he looked around 5'9.
And Chris Jericho is a legit 5'11 I met him at a Fozzy gig a few months ago I'm a solid 5'9 and in the picture of me and him he has me by at most 2 inches so if Vegas's claim to have Ozzy by 3 inches is correct Ozzy could be 5'8 at present although he always did look a solid 5'10 in his youth
Kev said on 9/Apr/11
I met Ozzy at a book signing last year and it was hard to tell how tall he was because he was hunched over writing but when he walked in from the distance he looked around 5'9.
And Chris Jericho is a legit 5'11 I met him at a Fozzy gig a few months ago I'm a solid 5'9 and in the picture of me and him he has me by at most 2 inches so if Vegas's claim to have Ozzy by 3 inches is correct Ozzy could be 5'8 at present although he always did look a solid 5'10 in his youth
Alexi said on 18/Jun/07
what the f*ck is McKellen technique???
Old London said on 30/Apr/07
Ozzy, the prince of darkness, has gotta be at least 5ft10, dosn't he?? I remember meeting him around 3 years ago at Ozzfest, he was taller than me and I'm 5ft9, And by taller I mean I was looking up to him
Anonymous said on 13/Mar/07
I am sure Zakk is over 6 foot after meeting him in person..heels or not. I'm 5'7 1/2 maybe a full 5'8 and he towered over me. Ronnie is 5'4...he has said so and he looks 5'4 in the picture Glenn posted.
glenn said on 11/Mar/07
i think vinny is one of the best.zakk shockingly looked short in a recent photo i saw with him and ozzy.massive heels and he didnt tower ozzy.i always thought he was tall im not so sure.i always thought 6ft.maybe he is.maybe a little less.randy looked from 5-4 to 5-7.depending.yeah,jake was 5-7.i thought 5-8,but forgot the heels.
Brad said on 11/Mar/07
Randy was impossible to judge. I saw him twice onstage and he wore 70's type of footwear with huge heels. I met Jake E. Lee, he's a f-up and 5' 7". Zakk is tall but gawd has he lost his looks...he was lean & mean with Ozzy the first year. Mike Inez is a very cool guy. 5' 7" on him. Ozzy's lost his height since the Sabbath days. I wonder what he thinks of the Dio led Sabbath '07 tour. Vinny Appice is a bore, but a weak Bill Ward isn't a cuppa tea. Dio gives 110% on every tour, every band, and is one of the nicest people to meet. He's really short.
Anonymous said on 18/Feb/07
With Ozzy's posture and Randy wearing 2-3 inch heels he could look only 2-3 inches shorter than Ozzy at 5'5.
glenn said on 17/Feb/07
good point abou the 105 pounds.i was 117 and skinny 19 years ago at 105 sounds shorter.
Anonymous said on 15/Feb/07
Randy didn't look that short. I'd say 5'6 atleast but maybe he was shorter especially if he was really 105 pounds because I look atleast as skinny as him and I'm 5'7 1/2 and 118. I still say 5'6-5'7 he looked close enough to Ozzy who I believe was 5'10 in the 80's. Ozzy usually looks about 5'8 next to Zakk wylde now.
Glenn said on 13/Feb/07
Rhodes Im thinking was more 5-3 to 5-5.5-3 might be too low.but he wore super heels with Sarzo and Ozzy to appear around their height.
Anonymous said on 13/Feb/07
So I guess a lot of Ozzy's bandmates were 5'8!

Ozzy 5'10
Randy Rhoads 5'7
Tommy Aldridge 5'8
Rudy Sarzo 5'8
Don Airey 5'8
Bob Daisley 5'8
Jake E. Lee 5'8
Zakk Wylde 6'2
Mike Inez 5'8
Rob Trujillo 5'8
Glenn said on 5/Sep/06
Inez is 5-8.
Anonymous said on 4/Sep/06
Does any body know how tall Mike Inez is? He seems to be shorter than Ozzy back in the day.
MHouillon said on 19/Jul/06
After seeing him beside Billy Idol, it's time to downgrade him at at least 176cm (5'9.25), if not 175cm (5'9") !!!
Glenn said on 21/Jun/06
His posture in the last 10 years makes him look 5-8.
josh said on 19/Jun/06
according to how to measure a celeb's height on this page, i measure him to be the exact same height as leno, with flat shoes on. so i'd say ozzy's about 5'11, give or take half an inch.
Glenn said on 6/Jun/06
Whats fishy is that you cant tell my knees are bent and he is pushing me his prime,he was 5-10.
Anonymous said on 5/Jun/06
somethings fishy, ozzy was at equal height to apollo ono in a picture i saw, apollo is 5'8 and ozzy was equal, so glenn might not be the 5'8 he says he is, or ozzys wearing really big boots.
Tone Lok said on 16/May/06
Saw Ozzy at the Four Seasons on Maui last week. He was wearing very flat shoes (I think Tod's or something similar)with absolutely no lift and when I stood next to him he appeared to be at least 5'10. He was pretty thin and seemed reasonably fit. Incidentally, he and his wife were absolutely sweet and loving to each other.
Anonymous said on 19/Apr/06
Randy Rhoads was 5-7
Ozzman said on 15/Apr/06
Does any one know how tall Randy Rhoads was?
Glenn said on 7/Apr/06
Trujillio is 5-8.thanks!
D. Ray Morton said on 6/Apr/06
Glenn, have you met ex-Ozzy/current Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo? If so, how tall?
Glenn said on 20/Jan/06
iommi looks 6 feet to me.
Danimal said on 20/Jan/06
I read some old articles on Black Sabbath (I'm a HUGE fan) and it stated that Tony Iommi was 6'2" (doesn't look it at all today) and that Ozzy was 5'11". This is going back 30-35 years ago of course. He's been listed at 5'10" for years now. I suspect he is in the 5'9" and change range today...He was short next to Conan O'brien, but not THAT short.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
he use too look a little over 5-9 back in the he is looking 5-8.ive read he probably was 5-10 in his prime.
TheMan said on 19/Jan/06
Yeah 5,9 now
elio said on 19/Jan/06
Sneaky S.O.B!... doing the McKellen technique.

I'd guess 5'9"

Perhaps Glenn can tell us what his impression of Ozzy's height was?
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Jan/06
Ozzy and Glenn added...
Glenn said on 18/Jan/06
group photo with maiden coming!
Mr. Awesome said on 18/Jan/06
glenn, you have photos with bruce dickinson?...please send them...i'd like to see them since i'm a huge iron maiden fan and i collect their memorabelia, such as a wrist-band and drum sticks both used by Nicko McBrain, signed posters, guitar picks, etc...and Rob, would you please add a page for Bruce Dickinson...he's either 5'5'' or 5'6''...let the debate begin!
Glenn said on 10/Jan/06
Chris is right.5-5.I have 10 photos with bruce.ozzy's been looking 5-8 for a few years.
Danimal said on 10/Jan/06
Bruce Dickinson is 5'6", not 5'5".
Chris said on 27/Dec/05
Bruce Willis is one inch shorter than Matthew Perry. I guess Bruce is around 5'11''. Not taller...maybe 5'10'½''.
Mr. Awesome said on 22/Jul/05
A good height to compare Ozzy to is that of Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson, who is around 5'5''. He performed with his band directly before Ozzy did on Tuesday, and hunched over as Ozzy was, he looked no bigger than Bruce Dickinson. On the few rare occassions during the evening when he stood erect, he looked to be in the 5'8''-5'9'' range. He's definitely lost height since his younger days, there's no question about it. One thing is for certain though...Dickinson is an excellent performer, one of the best rock frontmen of all time...he's so full of energy and talent and he has the commanding stage presence of someone much larger.
Mr. Awesome said on 21/Jul/05
I saw him in concert on Tuesday, and I was very close to the stage. These days he's REALLY hunched over, which gave him the appearance of someone 5'6'' or shorter...he's also extremely frail...he did put on a great show though...I would bet that he was a solid 5'10'' in his youth, but now it is plain to see that it is a real labor for him to stand upright... gotta give the guy credit his age he can still flat out rock! he still was kicking arse...his stooping made him significantly shorter than anyone in Sabbath that night.

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