How tall is Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey's Height

5ft 9 ¼ (175.9 cm)

American actor best known his role of Dr. Derek Shepherd in TV series Grey's Anatomy. In film he has appeared in Enchanted, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Valentine's Day, Made of Honour and Sweet Home Alabama. In 2008 Bicycling Magazine he mentioned his height/weight, claiming "I'm 5 foot 10" and around 160 pounds range.

How tall is Patrick Dempsey
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Average Guess (44 Votes)
5ft 9.19in (175.8cm)
Kourosh said on 2/Jun/20
this is weird. how come he can be shorter than weak 5'9 shia but can be as tall as 5'10 celebs.

it has to be lifts then.
Nik said on 8/May/20
@ sulu2018 - That's not how it is on the street!
JohnMoore-162cm said on 5/May/20
5ft9 flat not a mm above
A.d190cm said on 8/Jan/20
He sounds quite honest...
khaled taban said on 17/Jun/19
Legit 176cm man !
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jun/19
He look between 5'9 1/4-1/2. Never a flat 5'9 guy.
DanoneBrando178 said on 11/Feb/19
I can't see Dempsey below the 177-76 range, just like a lot of visitors here. There are various comments about him being as low as 5'8/5'8.5, but that is total madness ! In Grey's anatomy and made of honour, where he is in scene with Kevin mckidd who is solid 180-181 cm, he never looks below 176 cm, so 5'9.5 to flat 5'10 isn't impossible.
hcham said on 18/Jun/18
Here with Milo Ventimiglia
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Leno said on 27/Apr/18
I doubt he being bellow 177-76 cm
sulu2018 said on 20/Feb/18
5ft 9.25in seems farther from the average male celebrity height than 6ft 0.5in
Leno said on 31/Dec/17
He is always acting with tall women with high heels, Michelle Monaghan is 173 cm, so with heels he is at least 178, Kate Walsh is 178 I think, the only "small" was Ellen Pompeo with 170 cm. So, he is nowhere below 178 cm.
Slim 182 cm said on 25/Jul/17
Legit 5'9.
Final guess.
AD said on 26/Feb/17
Been watching Grey's Anatomy recently from the beginning ...when he's stood next to Katherine Heigl (listed on here as 5'8.5") he is around an inch and a half taller with them both wearing standard trainers. He also looks noticeably taller than Chris O'Donnell when they were in a scene together and he's listed on here as 5'9"....so 5'10" really wouldn't be unrealistic.
Nick said on 10/Jan/17
I just cant see him over 5'9 (1.75m) flat. Pictures of him with 6'1 (1.85m) Colin Firth show there is at least 4 inches between them.
DCMV said on 6/Jan/17
Almost 175.26, but I'll put 5' 9" cause I know that he needs this... lol
Chris said on 12/Dec/16
If Kevin mckidd is 180. This guy is NOWHERE over 173cm. 173cm
Chase Witherspoon said on 7/Nov/16
yep that would be my guess 175-176 region with the benefit of a good head of hair, a very flat 5'9" Mr Joe Average (except for the rich, famous, Lothario aspects)
patron said on 6/Oct/16
he is always the same height as the women he acts with, and his male co-workers are allways taller
mike said on 2/Sep/16
174cm Rob, i wouldn't go over 175cm for, Shia Lebeuf was taller.
BreeDee said on 12/Aug/16
Just read this comment online. I don't see why this random person would feel the need to lie about this: "i met patrick dempsey at a charity marathon [...] we took pics together and he was really short but i didnt mind." "Really short" makes it sound to me like he's 5'8" or less...Anything taller than that doesn't qualify as "really" short.
mike said on 30/Jul/16
174cm at BEST
James B said on 4/Jul/16
Thought he was taller than this
meezemaker said on 16/Jun/16
il u watch him on that photograph with the french president Hollande whose height is 170-171, you can guess 3-4 cm more for Demsey. which give u somenting like 175-174.But no 179 and no 177cm

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Francis said on 14/Jun/16
"he can look taller"
standing in the front, plus corner, plus projecting his shoulder, plus thick hair, plus raising eye level

and yet he is as tall as shia AND we have no footwear information


damn dempsey is much shorter than 5'9.25
truth said on 18/Mar/16
176-177cm more or less.
Abercrombie said on 14/Mar/16

dempsey is in the 5ft8 range, anything beyond that validates shia la beouf and the percy jackson guy as 5ft10 men
caliban said on 25/Feb/16
LOL above 5ft9?? This guy is as tall as most females in every movie he appears on

5ft8 is generous for him
Height obsession said on 12/Nov/15
About 5'10 with them shoes shown. 5 foot 9 seems right.
Axaros said on 22/Oct/15
I thought he were 177 cm
Dmeyer said on 19/Oct/15
Rob i worked as an extra for several weeks on greys anatomy i met the cast a lot my guess for all the cast was dempsey 5'9.5 pickens jr about 5'11.75 dane 6'0.75-1in Washington 6'1 , heigl 5'8-8.5 , tr looked close to 5'7 but had thick shoes at Times , the red haïr girl 5'8-8.5 , sandra 5'5 and greys wasnt as tall as 5'6 more 5'5ish
[Editor Rob: maybe 176cm is the better overall fit.]
dmeyer said on 18/Oct/15
I was about 6'0.5in shoes on so he was still 1.5in , i mean 5'11 shoes on
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Oct/15
So Dmeyer, he wasn't far from you when wearing Nike Shox and the big hair
Dmeyer said on 14/Oct/15
Rob please pût him back. At 177cm i met the Guy 15 Times aleast he seemed 177cm at worst he could be 176cm but he looked bang on 5'10 but had shox so 5'9.5 , i am sûre this Guy is taller than van damme and sly at peak i évén thaught he could be 5'9.75 at some point
Dmeyer said on 13/Oct/15
Looks near his claim in person
dmeyer said on 13/Oct/15
Maybe his hair fooled me , nike shox plus hair he is defenetly 5'11
dmeyer said on 13/Oct/15
Rob i met him a lot like 20 times and have seen him with diferant shoes he isnt that small he almost allwais had nike shox and looked a 5'10 Guy he is 5'9 and 1/2 no less , i also saw him with racer shoes flats he is not as short as 175cm the smallest is 176cm but to me176.5-177 is better he was about 5'11 with the shox on ,
Sam said on 22/Jul/15
Rob, how tall do you think he was around age 20-21?
Boubi said on 18/Jun/15
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With François Hollande, what do you think Rob ?

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Sean penn is 5'8/9
[Editor Rob: I can't see Dempsey as short as 5ft 8...you only have to look at him in the 80's, he was comfortably taller than Christian Slater Here...]
Patrick said on 8/May/15
come on rob, don't you think he is shorter than shia labeouf?
Dwalin said on 7/Feb/15
5'9 for dempsey is laughable
very weak 5'8
Sam said on 29/Dec/14
5'9 .. Really?
Realist said on 3/Nov/14
Rob fsd's pics look good. But he does not strike me as low as 5'7.5. He could be strong 5'8 or weak 5'9 region, not less. I don't think he is a strong 5'9.
fsd said on 9/Sep/14
he's only 5'7.5 ft or a flat 5'8ft max
shia labeof 5'9ft has an inch 1-1.5 inches on him Click Here
Dmeyer said on 6/Apr/14
Hé has grown aleast 4cm as he looked just about 5 ft 10 evry Time i met him ,
Realist said on 6/Feb/14
Rob Question, Almost 18 barely 174 cm(around 3 p.m.)and 172.8(exact 5'8)at night, i wanna reach about 177-178 is that possible, my dad grew from 180-183 from 18-21. With proper diet and exercise is it possible?
jean said on 8/Dec/13
He cant be 177cm , he is the same height as shia labeouf who is a very weak 175 at best. They are both 5"8
Dmeyer said on 8/Sep/13
Looked a solid 178cm in person but had Nike shox
Effie said on 11/Jun/13
I met him in Turin, we took some pics. I'm 160cm, and he didn't look more than 175cm (though he's sure one of hottiest men I've ever seen!!!)
Arch Stanton said on 31/Mar/13
Rob do you think 190cm for Randy Gerber might be accurate?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he looks over 6ft 2]
Arch Stanton said on 31/Mar/13
Rob, this is a good comparison Click Here barefoot with Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber. He looks more than 0.5 taller than Cindy Crawford but looks about 4.5-5 inches shorter than Randy Gerber who is surely a strong 6'2" weak 6'3" guy.
71 inches said on 25/Feb/13
rob i am 20 yrs and am 5'10 1/2 , will i grow any more taller?
[Editor Rob: at 20, you'd be very lucky to gain anything]
Silent d said on 13/Sep/12
He looked 5 foot 9 next to ellen. He has bad posture so 177cm could be a possibility.
SolidSnake said on 10/Sep/12
Hope I get this too. At 18 I was 5'11''. Very close to 6ft now at 19
BigT said on 27/Jul/12
173 cm at 18, he´d be lucky to hit 175-176 cm today. My bet would be 175 cm in the morning, 174 cm rest of the day.
steven said on 20/Jan/12
5'8 at 18. he can't be 5'9.5 after 19-20. in other case he is a thick shoe wearer not a lift wearer so he might be 5'8.5-5'9 not over 5'9.
LAN Jiao said on 24/Oct/11
177 is accurate. in greys anatomy patrick looks right 8cm shorter than 6'1 eric dane. eric is a solid honest 6'1
Lucoso said on 17/Oct/11
looks 174-175
Toby said on 20/Jul/11
Matt says on 11/Jun/11
I'm 5'11.45" (just under 5'11.5") at 20. When I graduated from high school i was 5'9.75" so I've gained an inch and a half plus since high school from ages 18-20. My body clearly still hasn't finished developing, so I'm hoping I can steal another inch (still have some clear filling out to do and facial hair to get).

I had a growing-period like that too, I was 5'10.5" at 17, 5'11.5" at 18, and now I am 21 and just shy of 6'1". I find it wierd since my dad is just 5'9.25" (5'10" in his 20-40s) and my mom is 5'6".
Tobin said on 2/Jul/11
I met him once and he was just a little shorter than me, I'd put him at 5'9"-5'9.5"
Dmeyer said on 12/Jun/11
Wearing Nike show and big haïr i met him several Times on grey hé look 5 ft 10
Matt said on 11/Jun/11
I'm 5'11.45" (just under 5'11.5") at 20. When I graduated from high school i was 5'9.75" so I've gained an inch and a half plus since high school from ages 18-20. My body clearly still hasn't finished developing, so I'm hoping I can steal another inch (still have some clear filling out to do and facial hair to get).
Kay said on 23/May/11
He seems average height. On Grey's Anatomy he wears what look like Nike high heel sneakers. 5'9 max.
Susie said on 24/Apr/11
ellen pompeo is only 5'5"-5'6", so dempsey would still look substantially taller even at 5'9", which he likely is around.
Charlie said on 16/Mar/11
next to a 6ft 1.5" LL Cool J
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178 max for him
tj said on 12/Feb/11
In made of honor there are scenes where he looks no more than 5'8, but some where you can say he's 5'10
stoodnext2 said on 27/Nov/10
I recently just stood next to this guy days ago! I was actually a little star struck, but he was clearly shorter than I thought. In shoes, I'm below 6,(Like 5'11 and a half) He was about to inches shorter. Didn't see his shoes, but I'd say 5'9 MAYBE 5'10 for him IN shoes.
dmeyer said on 14/Jun/09
he looks 5 ft 10 to 5 ft 10.25 evry times i see him but e alwais have nike shoes so i think 5 ft 9.75 for this guy he is a weak 5 ft 10 rob maybe you could give him 0.25 in extra
Josh.J said on 26/May/09
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looks consistently of equal height to james marsden (5'10). no suspicious shoes (both have dress shoes).
Greg said on 5/May/09
i think some 177-178 morning height and 175-176 at night.
Vanessa said on 21/Mar/09
I think he is 5'10". I met him on a flight to Daytona last year and he was taller than my boyfriend, who claims to be 5'10", but is about 5'9 1/2".
Alex said on 5/Mar/09
You can def get taller from 18-21 but its normally pretty minimal height. No more than an inch at most.
ange said on 2/Mar/09
a weak 5'9.
EJperfection said on 28/Feb/09
he's shorter than James Marsden. Jimmy looks a little taller in a picture of The Times BFI London Film Festival - Enchanted UK Premiere - October 20th, 2007.
django said on 15/Jan/09
5'9.5 peak height, now around 5'9 ish.
bam said on 12/Jan/09
5'9.5 is accurate. He's a solid height.
Paddy said on 13/Dec/08
He is shorter than Michelle Monaghan in 2'' heels.
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It makes him no more than 5'9''
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anonymous said on 18/Nov/08
i rephrase my estimate to 5 foot 10.
Midget said on 17/Nov/08
Solid 5'10" at his peak. Same or very similar in height to James Marsden in Enchanted.Can look taller due to his slim build. Possibly only 5'9.5" nowdays though.
django said on 13/Nov/08
5'11 is just ridiculous, no way higher then 5'9.5.
anonymous said on 10/Nov/08
On ellen he looked 5 foot 10. In sweet home alabama he looked 5 foot 11 next to 6 foot josh lucas. i would say he's a solid 5 foot 11.
ogla sungutay said on 3/Nov/08
yes Kathrine Heigl is tall, but what about Lauren Stamile, the beautiful nurse Rose in Grey's Anatomy. I saw Patrick and Lauren walking together in the hospital and they were about the same height, and Lauren is 1.70 according to a few sites which I find it hard to believe. I am really confused. Damned heels!
mike said on 23/Sep/08
saw him at the emmy's. Looked 5ft 10.5. he had on dress shoes and so did I. I am 5ft 10 exactly and he seemed a little taller than me.
Anonymous said on 24/Jul/08
saw him at the inde 500. he looked 5'10
Davey said on 10/Jul/08
pfft.Glenn saying he looks 5`11? You have got to be the worst judge of height ive ever seen dude.The guy is 5`9 max.
Fan said on 15/Jun/08
mcdreamy is a great height, seems about right. He has small build which makes him look smaller sometimes, great hair
anon1 said on 24/May/08
Click Here Another premiere, same difference. This time you can see both Monaghan and Dempsey's footwear clearly, she's not even standing fully straight, and he wears 1 inch minimum dress shoes. He's is NOT 177cm, or he already shrunk 2 cm's which is highly unlikely. He often wears lifts too, but probably not in these pictures. And Monaghan is not over 170-171 cm barefoot, compared to Ben Stiller that's obvious.
leonari said on 22/May/08
Glenn: I agree. He looks at least a strong 5'10".
glenn said on 2/May/08
looked 5-11 to me early this week.maybe he had lifts.
anon1 said on 2/May/08
Click Here Doesn't look like 5'9.5 to me anymore. Normal dress shoes here, and Monaghan is 170cm, let's say she's wearing atleast 5cm heels and she's taller then him in all pics. It's plausible he's already shrinking 1cm or so, but he never seemed over 176cm barefooted, 175cm max nowadays.
dmeyer said on 1/May/08
that height fits him well since he looked 5 ft 10 but nike does give you aneasy 1 cm over normal footwear
leonari said on 1/May/08
Give me a break!! He looks close to 5'10"!!
Terri said on 30/Apr/08
He's opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man. GP is said to be 5'9 1/2".In slip they viewed on TV he never walks beside her. When they stand together he's taller than GP. The magic of camera....He's short b/c on Celeb's. no height listed for him.
d71 said on 24/Apr/08
I just saw him in person weekend at a museum and I was shocked to see how short he is..I'm like barely 5'4 and he was like 5'8 tops! Maybe even 5"7!
Davey said on 22/Apr/08
Id say 5`9 max for this guy.
eric said on 10/Apr/08
He definately could have grown after 18, i grew two inches since i turned 20
Lebensdorf said on 9/Mar/08
There's really no way Amy Adams is more than 5'3'', if her "twin" on SNL, Kristen Wiig is the 5'5'' she claims to be. So, Patrick is probably just barely 5'9''. I saw a picture in a rag of Patrick with 6'1'' Eric Dane. Dane was slouching and Dempsey was considerably shorter -- more than four inches.
Anonymous said on 6/Mar/08
Just saw "Enchanted" He is wearing the highest lifts i have ever seen. I'm afraid he isn't even scratching the 5'9...
Sam said on 4/Jan/08
its kinda hard to tell his exact height. he could be 5'9 or 5'10. or inbetween, i'd say 5'9 1/2.
dmeyer said on 11/Dec/07
i met him about ten times he isnt under 5'9.5 and looks about 5'10 because of nike shox on the set
anon1 said on 7/Dec/07
To prove he is no more then a solid 176cm, which makes sense since he was 171-172cm at 19-20 years old. Click Here
He just doesn't have the frame of a 5'10 man, look at his legs, arms, etc. He wears lifts, and due to his small shoulders, slender frame and hair he can appear a good 5'10-5'11 with decent shoes and lifts.
bam said on 30/Nov/07
rob does his height listing come from the assumption that josh lucas is 6'1? I think he is in the 5'10 region, possibly 5'9.75 like dmeyer said.

[Editor Rob: lucas is a self confessed weak 6 footer. Dmeyer had seen the guy a bit on set, so I do listen a bit as he's a tricky guy who could be guessed lower.]
Slh said on 30/Nov/07
rob are you sure that this guy was 5ft8 at 18?How he has done to grow so much after the 18?thank you

[Editor Rob: I think he may have been lucky and gained 18-21 range.]
Slh said on 29/Nov/07
rob are you sure that this guy at 18 was 5ft 8?
And is normally grown or has he done anything to be grown in this way?
post plz :D
dmeyer said on 3/Oct/07
is 5'9.75 possible for this guy thats wath he looks whenever i met him

[Editor Rob: maybe he is honest, I might look again.]
Anonymous said on 24/Aug/07
dmeyer, what do you do at grey's anatomy? cause he looks a lot taller than Ellen Pompeo, in one episode she tiptoes to hug him.
dmeyer said on 21/Jun/07
chambers is 1 to 1.25 in shorter than me i met him a few times
Anonymous said on 21/Jun/07
the tallest are eric dane (dr. sloan) and washington (burke), both 185cm then justin chambers 180cm. but kate walsh (addison) is pretty tall with 178cm...
dmeyer said on 21/Jun/07
i worked with him several times he look 5'9.75 to 5'10 but wears nike shox so 5'9.5 no a hair less and aleast 5'10 to 5'10.25 in morning
Anonymous said on 21/Jun/07
I read somewhere that Addison is the tallest of the cast, they use weird angles to help everyone else, especailly the guys, appear taller.
wasa said on 21/Jun/07
I think he's 176(.5) cm . Would make sense since he looked only 5'8 at 20. Lucky ****..
antron said on 14/Jun/07
I saw an episode of grey's where he is referred to as tall...he isnt short, but he simply isn't tall. Stuff like this bothers me. It is as if he needs to be tall to be good looking.
MD said on 7/Jun/07
There you go, again, repeating (3rd time) yourself for no apparent reason. And you can top that off with the fact that you've had the last 7 consecutive posts on this thread since February. Seriously, do you have a problem or something?
dmeyer said on 6/Jun/07
his nike shox make him look 5'10
dmeyer said on 25/Mar/07
i worked with tr,, patrik, eric, dane ,pickens ,chambers, all theyr shoes are low cut but eric dane and pickens wear 0.75 in heels to 1 inch no big heels patrick wears the same nike shox each time i see him he can looks 1 to 1.25 shorter than me
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/07
i met both dempsey and helen and he has easy 10 cm on her
dmeyer said on 16/Mar/07
he looks 5'10 with nike shox so about 5'9.5 to 5'9.75 176.5 to 177 barefeet
dmeyer said on 8/Mar/07
for some reason you dont list eric dane he looked a shocking 186 cm on greys when i met him he had 1.5 in heels and i had 1.2 he claims 6'0.75 185 cm and he isnt 1 mm less that must be his evening height he was like 6'2.25 in shoes so minus 1.5 heels 6'0.75 but wears most of the times 0.75 puma and gave me the impression of 6'0.5 184 so he realy is the 185 he claims
dmeyer said on 13/Feb/07
i met him he looked 177 but 178 isnt out of the question its possible he does look over 5'9
dmeyer said on 7/Feb/07
he looks a proper 177 cm guy when standing tall could be 5'9.75 nothink under 5'9.5 possibly 177 strong
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/07
He's not that tall, he's average. It's funny I'm about his height (Maybe a half a inch less), and some people refer to me as tall. Only people who are like 5'1"-5'4" though. Otherwise I am just average, because we have really tall guys at my school! We've got guys who are like 6'9", and my head doesn't even reach their shoulders. Are tallest guy is about 7'1" though. People are getting taller and taller by the day. Guys have to be at least 6 foot to be models, and if they want to play basketball they have to be at least 6 foot or else they are mocked. Same thing for girls the average height for a female model is 5'8"- 5'11" Tallness is a commodity. Shortness really isn't.
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
you dont list eric dane on this website but i met him he looked 1.25 taller than me possibly 1.5 so 6'0.5 in he does look taller than isiah so isiah might be 6 flat i didnt meet isiah but after seing pics he looks close to my height near 184 dane dane claims 6'0.75 185 cm i think he is easy 6'1 morning but at night closer to 6'0.25 to 6'0.5 about 184 cm i dont hink 185

[Editor Rob: I've never watched grey's more than 2 episodes, your in better position to estimate up close.]
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
i met him today i worked on greys he loked exactly 5'9.5 looked 5'10 but had nike shox so 5'9.5 no less
dmeyer said on 21/Jan/07
5'9.5 make sens sice he looked 1.5 inches shorter than me and i am 5'11
Realme said on 19/Jan/07
Wow, thought he was atleast 5' 10" that sucks for hom. He's only average. The rest of men on Grey's Anatomy are taller than him.
dmeyer said on 25/Oct/06
i dont think he is less then 177 very close to 5'10
DMEYER said on 20/Oct/06
thanks rob he looked about 177 when i met him on greys anatomie 2 years ago
Glenn said on 2/Oct/06
Yes,Chris is a little over 5-9.
george said on 1/Oct/06
On Grey's Anatomy, when he stood right next to Chris O'donnell, he was exactly the same height. I would say 5,9.5.
dmeyer said on 17/Sep/06
more 177 i met him but 178 isnt impossible
dmeyer said on 14/Aug/06
i met him he is like 5ft9.75
Brooke said on 30/May/06
I've met him a couple times and I'd say he's about 5'9" and a half....
Sucker said on 16/May/06
I don't think he's a tad over 5'8". They shot the finale with him and Kate Walsh at wierd angles to hide his height. I was on set. So I would know.
Dave said on 18/Mar/06
In the 1990 movie RUN, Dempsey is said to be 5'10 on his driver's license. That description seems reasonable. So, id say that he is between 5'9-5'10 without shoes on.
gass said on 3/Nov/05
I always thought he was a really short guy, but he really doesn't look that much shorter than Josh Lucas. I'd buy 5'10".
Gigy said on 17/Oct/05
The actress playing Izzie on Grey´s Anatomy is 5'9/175 cm and Patrick is just a tad taller than her, so he must be about 5'10!
anonymous said on 10/Aug/05
I actually read an interview with him from years a go and he something about being short in highschool and having a growth spurt after he dropped out. I think he dropped out when he was 16 or 17. If that's true I think it is plausible that he grew an inch or two past the age of 18. Although I think he is probably 5 foot 9 not 5 foot 10.
anonymous said on 8/Aug/05
I would say he is closer to 5ft 9 than 5ft 10.
dmeyer said on 23/May/05
i met him he is 177 cm max

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