How tall is Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart's Height

5ft 8 (172.7 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 9 (175.3 cm)
British actor best known for his portrayal of Captain Jean Luc Picard on the Sci-Fi series Star Trek: The Next Generation and it's subsequent movie spin-offs. In addition, he has appeared in films such as X-Men and Conspiracy Theory. He lists himself as standing 5ft 10 on his resume, although from the few times I've seen him in person at conventions, he has appeared - at age 70 - nearer the 5ft 8 mark.

How tall is Patrick Stewart
Patrick with Marina Sirtis
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Average Guess (36 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 8.92in (175cm)
Current: 5ft 7.92in (172.5cm)
MrFish said on 13/Oct/19
Rob, what would Patrick’s head length and eye level be? Thanks.
Editor Rob
His eyelevel I'd say looked 4.7-4.8 range, and overall close to 9.5 is possible head size.
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
It would be great to see him pictured with Rob!
6'2" gamer said on 4/Dec/18
yeah he looked like 5'8 when he was standing alongside Hugh Jackman at an event for Logan.
MrFish said on 6/Aug/18
Rob, is it possible that Stewart was 5ft 9.5 peak and is now 5ft 8.5 range? On early TNG, he looks taller than Michelle Forbes and almost around Brent Spiner. Also with the eye level.
Editor Rob
I can't see Patrick over 5ft 8 today.
6ftMedium said on 4/Jun/18
5'8" and 5'9.5" peak
MAD SAM said on 23/May/18
175 cm peak, 171-172 cm these days
diavolo said on 25/Nov/17
Stewart with 5'6" football (soccer) legend Lionel Messi: Click Here

I don't think he's taller than 5'7" nowadays.
Anonymous said on 12/Nov/17
Posture. He's a Shakespearean actor. He holds himself bolt upright on TNG, probably wearing 2" heels, which all the Star Trek boots had, except perhaps 6'3" Frakes.
Marquis said on 7/Oct/17
My favorite Captain... but I don't think he was ever taller than 5'8", even in his prime.
Gerry Blue said on 29/Aug/17
1.70 nowadays. Click here: Click Here
Morris said on 5/Aug/17
a bit more than Mark Hamill (1 or 2cm taller): so 170cm max barefoot.
Rising - 174 cm said on 4/Aug/17
Could Stewart have been a 174 cm guy peak? I think he's actually claimed 5'10" and 5'10.5", but a 60 year old Stewart in 2000 looked about 2 inches shorter than 5'11" Ian McKellen at this event: Click Here As you can see, Stewart is wearing boots while McKellen looks to be wearing some sort of sandal. Reading the old comments, Rob mentions a rumor about Stewart wearing lifts for Next Generation, but I don't know if this came from the press or was just a rumor that originated here. I use to watch Next Generation when it was on the air, but not since so I can't say. Stewart looks 4" taller in the pic above, but I couldn't find a pic to show Marina's shoes. Stewart looks to have a pretty decent heel on his boot, though, not unlike Brad Pitt.
MD said on 3/Aug/17
With 5'7" Mark Hamill:

Click Here
Nik said on 28/Jul/17
@ Sandy Cowell

No problem. Huddersfield Town are bitter rivals of my team Leeds United, and what's more they are now llording it over us through being promoted to the premier League at the end of last season! Brighton got promoted last season too!

Nevertheless Congratulations Patrick!

Cheers Sandy!
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/17
@ Nik - Thanks BTW! 👍
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Jul/17
@ Nik - That's fantastic! If anyone had to know, it's you! Huddersfield Town! How very informative of you to be able to tell me that! 😊
I wouldn't have guessed that in years!
Nik said on 26/Jul/17
Sandy Cowell - Hi!

I will tell you who Patrick supports, it's Huddersfield Town! He is originally from Mirfield and he is a life long supporter of his local football club.
As well as being a great actor for many decades he has also done a lot of charity work, including being a patron of the charity "Refuge", and the armed forces charity "Combat Stress". He is also Chancellor at the university of Huddersfield.
Onto his height, yes he does look one of the more convincing 5 ft 8 ers, another celebrity I have found to justify her 5'8" quote is Gabby Logan, who I commented on a few months ago! I would say that Patrick is in the 5'8" to 5'8.5" range and maybe your 5'8.25" guess could be what he is. I saw him on the Graham Norton show in recent months and he certainly appeared to be at least 5'8"!

Cheers Sandy!
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jul/17
@ Nik - Hi! I never knew Patrick had an eye for football! That is amazing! Who does he support? Do you know, by any chance?
I agree that he comes over as taller as well, and I find him a thoroughly absorbing, entertaining actor!

Cheers Nik! 👍
Nik said on 20/Jul/17
He has always struck me as being slightly more than 5'8", in fact I could easily see him being 5'8.5"! He is a decent person and great actor but I am not sure about his football allegancies, but there again he will not be sure on mine either! Ha ha

One of the taller looking 5'8" guys, so it's 5'8.5" for me!
Sandy Cowell said on 20/Jul/17
@ Mr Fish - Hi mate! I loved this actor as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in 'Star Trek - The Next Generation'.
His excellent performances made me look out for his other stuff and I haven't been disappointed - not once! One of my favourites was watching him playing 'Scrooge' in 'A Christmas Carol'!
I find him an all-round top actor and entertainer, capable of playing anyone he fancies. He's brill!
5ft9. 25 - peak, and an inch shorter now, I always took him for more because of his stage presence.
MrFish said on 19/Jul/17
Rob, is it possible that he was more like 5ft 8.5 or 8.75 peak, during the Next Generation?
Editor Rob: wouldn't have thought he lost anything by age 50, he still seemed (barring lifts) in that 5ft 9 range during the show.

I think Stewart made a great Captain, I preferred him out of all the Captain's.
Guest said on 29/Apr/17
Saw him while a was working as bouncer in London. I´m a full 5´7´´. Looked 1-2 inches shorter than me. But I wouldn´t guess anything.
Bobby said on 23/Mar/17
Google is listing him at 5'10, don't know if he would appear that tall, I don't recall seeing any scenes where he is standing beside Hugh Jackman, sinc ewell... Professor X is wheelchair bound.
172.4cm guy said on 8/Mar/17
I found a great pic of Wikipedia showing the heights of Ian McKellan, Billy Cruddup, and Patrick Stewart, Click Here. Assuming similar footwear, Patrick seems to edge out Billy, a true 5-8 guy, by about 0.5-0.75 inch. It looks like Patrick hasn't lost too much height over time, and may still be close to 175cm. Still, my guess will be about 5-8.5.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Dec/16
Sorry everybody! He was in 'Star Trek - The Next Generation'! My sincere apologies!
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Dec/16
I really thought he was at LEAST 2 inches taller! He carries himself well, certainly in his 'Deep Space Nine' days!
It will have been around that time that, one night when I turned the telly on I saw Patrick and I thought "Hmm! Strange sort of time for Star Trek to be on!"
Then I noticed he had different attire on. My suspicions grew some more!
But when he finally blasted into an angry, four-letter rant, I realized that this was not 'Star Trek' at all!
It was good though!
Brandon said on 22/Sep/16
@Wipeout, that is for the most part accurate but at the same time height loss is different for everyone. He wasn't 5'10" peak.
Wipeout said on 25/Aug/16
A little rule of thumb for you guys:

You lose your first inch completely between ages of 55 and 60. Then you lose an additional inch every 15 years thereafter. So if Patrick Stewart is 5'8 at 70, he has already lost about 2 inches. He was therefore at or near 5'10 between the ages of 18 and 50.
hmm said on 30/Jul/16
so when exactly did he start being 5'8?
Editor Rob: late 60's maybe
saw him said on 21/Jul/16
Saw him today. He looked in the 5´8´´ range to me.
Mr t said on 20/Jul/16
He is definitely 5.10 as there's a picture with him standing next to my cousin who's 5.10 only taken yesterday
Mr t said on 20/Jul/16
Definitely 5.10 as there's a picture with him standing next to my cousin who's 5.10 and there about the same
Johno said on 7/Apr/16
As Rob listed him, 5'8.
MrFish said on 6/Apr/16
Rob, do you think Stewart's pointy head might make him a bit taller than one would think?
Editor Rob: his eyelevel at times could look 4.7-4.9 range, so a fraction more than average because of head shape. It might make him look a little smaller to people.
Steve said on 23/Mar/16
He definitely doesn't look any taller than Gates McFadden when he stands facing her in the first season of Star Trek
Brian said on 21/Dec/15
After watching Robin Hood MIT, I thought he was at least 6'. He looks taller than he really is then.
Fruit said on 2/Dec/15
Check out any scene where he's out of his Captain's boots.

Holodeck scenes with shoes or slippers, it's obvious Spiner was at least an inch taller.
dht1985 said on 29/Nov/15
He's well proportioned. I think in his prime, he was 5'10". When compared with Brent Spiner, who is listeded on here as 5'10", Patrick is consistently the same height as Brent. I think the volume of Brent's (Data's) hair made him appear taller on TNG. Now-a-days, 5'8.5" – 5'9.5", considering his age. Check out the link below with him and Brent in the early TNG era:

Click Here

What would you say Rob?
Editor Rob: I've seen stewart up close a few years ago, he really isn't taller than myself. On Next Gen he could look 5ft 9 range though
Key said on 4/Jul/15
He's always claimed 5'10, and every website ive seen lists his height has 5'10. But I kid you not, EVERY single time I watch this guy act in movies, he ALWAYS looked 5'8. It's so weird. :/
Ananymous said on 28/Jun/15
During the TNG era, Stewart was already in his late 40s, and eventually in his early 50s during the show's 7 season duration. This being said, he probably lost a little height (no more than a centimetre) at that point in time. He consistently looked to be around the same height as Brent Spiner, who is around 5'10" himself. Patrick looks to be a very average man. 5'10" peak in his younger days, and nowadays around 5'8" – 5'9", considering his advanced age. What do you think, Rob?
Lorne??? said on 10/Apr/15
Wish you could get a photo, though he's probably expensive...

Still can't believe Nimoy is gone. I hope you get a chance to get on of the Trek captains, I know it's morbid, but mortality limits those opportunities...
[Editor Rob: I did but it was one time he sat, unfortunately at another event he stood and I couldn't go, but I seen him up close. He really isn't much different than myself.]
Justanotherguy said on 23/Dec/14
I don't know what his height is today but on TNG he easily looks at least 5'9. Maybe he wore lifts.
What? said on 21/Jul/14
My favourite part of this website is laughing at a load of **** who make people smaller than they should be. Let's be honest... NONE of you know better than the very honest dude who owns the site. So chill.
j said on 9/Dec/13
I've stood near him in an airport and I'm 5'11" and I'd be surprised if he's even 5'8", I'd say 5'6"
Len said on 28/Aug/13
He's always looked 5'8", even 20 years ago on ST: TNG. I don't think he's lost much, if any, height.

I also see that he's doing the standard Hollywood thing of claiming to be 2 inches taller than he really is.
Kase-D said on 4/May/13
If Kingsley is 172cm Stewart has to be at least 174 or even 175..
diavolo said on 4/May/13
All Star Trek: TNG main cast members wore lifts (or tall footwear) except 6'4" Frakes and 6'3" Dorn (Worf's big head makeup made him look the same height as Riker). 5'3" Marina Sirtis walked around in 3" heels.

Usually 5'10" Brent Spiner looked ca. an inch taller than Stewart. However, there is an episode where Data is practicing Shakespeare on the holodeck, and he is wearing medieval constume with flat footwear. Picard, in his usual boots, looks about 2 inches taller than him. When Data gets back to his uniform, he's a tad taller again.
Lorne said on 1/May/13
176cm peak
Byron T. said on 28/Apr/13
Click Here
Patrick Stewart on set of the new X-Men film with a 5'10'' Bryan Singer and Ian McKellen and Shawn Ashmore who are both 5'11.'' Though I can't see his footwear, he doesn't appear to be wearing his thick-heeled cowboy boots... :)
Marco said on 15/Apr/13
I'd say peak height 176cm, (5'9.25) and nowadays 5'8.5 (174cm), clearly taller than Ben Kingsley
Gaz said on 6/Apr/13
Patrick with Ben Kingsley who is listed on here as 5'7.75'' Click Here
Byron T. said on 21/Mar/13
@ shredder: Thanks! I was very excited to meet Stewart and he was a nice celebrity (even greeted me prior to our brief photo op session).
Byron T. said on 17/Mar/13
@ shredder: Here are the boots I was wearing in my photo with him: Click Here

Stewart was wearing cowboy boots similar to the ones he's wearing in this photo: Click Here

At the lowest, Stewart is 5'8'' and McAvoy is still 5'7.''
Brad said on 4/Mar/13
5' 8". 5' 10" is laughable, sorry Patrick and stop charging $80.
Byron T. said on 19/Jan/13
@ DarkestKnight: No lifts, just thick heeled boots. I'd peg him in the 5'8''-5'9'' range barefoot.
DarkestKnight said on 17/Jan/13
@Byron: Did it seem like Patrick Stewart was wearing lifts when you had met him? I never thought his 5'10'' claims true. Otherwise, Rob's listing is spot on!
Byron T. said on 12/Jan/13
Here's my photo with Stewart @ Ohio Comic Con 2012:

Click Here

We're both wearing boots in the photo, but he's wearing thicker ones. Also, he's closer to the camera than I am. So he has very minimal height advantage to a weak 5'9'' guy like myself.
TWINGO said on 21/Dec/12
I am a fan of Star Trek and watched many times the movie generations and am sure that stewart and shatner have the same height, average 173 to 175 cm. Congratulations for the accuracy.
LukeT said on 22/Oct/12
Just had my photo taken with Sir Patrick over the weekend at a London-based Star Trek convention. I'd say 5'8" is reasonable. He actually stood at about 5'9", but was wearing cowboy boots with big heels.
Byron T. said on 29/Sep/12
He's 5'9'' tops. I met him recently at a comic book convention and he was barely a 1/2 inch taller me due to wearing thicker heeled boots (I'm only a weak 5'9''). Also, he's a few inches taller than a 5'7'' James McAvoy in their pics together.
Michael said on 29/Nov/11
He was born near me and some of my parents friends knew him, and they said he was relatively small compared to a 6 ft 5 man who was with him. No more than 5 ft 9.
Shaun said on 30/Oct/11
Remember Arsenio Hall is 5'11". He looks at least 6 inches taller than him right?
Shaun said on 30/Oct/11
Didn't look taller than James Corden when they are their tiff at the Women's Awards.

Click Here

Rob pause at 7:41. How tall does his son look? 6'5"? 6'6"?
[Editor Rob: I seen that guy at an event and he didn't look as tall as that.]
Andy M said on 16/Aug/11
Absolutely correct, he looked an exact 5'9" in TNG. The listing looks spot on
Marco Escuandolas said on 6/Aug/11
I saw Stewart perform his one man show of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" back in 1994 with a reception afterwards. I stood next to him during the reception. Patrick Stewart is NOT a tall man. He has a tall presence, but he is short. I'm no giant at 6' 3", but I towered over him. Needless to say, realizing that you're standing there looking down on PICARD'S BALD HEAD is quite an empowering experience!
Yaspaa said on 13/Jul/11
Happy 71st Mr. Stewart.
guyfrommars said on 10/Jul/11
Also, in an episode of TNG when Data is rehearsing A Christmas Carol on the holodeck, and he's wearing slippers as Scrooge, he seems a bit shorter than Picard, who's wearing his usual boots (and lifts). Later, when Spiner is back in his uniform and boots, he's again around an inch taller than him.

Also, Stewart is only around half an inch shorter than 5'11.5" Famke Janssen in the episode The Perfect Mate. He was wearing 2-inch lifts in TNG, which boosted his 5'9" height to 5'11".
guyfrommars said on 4/Jun/11
lorne: See my link to the closeups of Stewart's obvious lifts. With those, he was easily 5'11" (adding 2 inches to his barefoot height) in TNG. Spiner was 5'10" barefoot, 5'11" in his boots, so I guess they were identical with Stewart. I guess, in Nemesis they had different footwear, and Stewart probably didn't have lifts. That explains it.
Anonymous said on 18/Dec/10
i just walked by him yesterday (brooklyn, NY). looks 5'9" tops.
Bo said on 7/May/09
wow do people really shrink almsot a full inch?
EJperfection said on 9/Apr/09
I think is 5'8. 'cause in a picture with James Marsden('X2' DVD Release Party )he look like 4cm shorter than Jimmy!
Gofigure said on 27/Feb/09
Looks about 5-8.5
Jay said on 5/Dec/08
Mr.Stewart is just about 5'9".
- Jay
Cassy said on 30/Oct/08
I've met him. He's a tad taller than me but, agreed, he has great posture. Def 5'9.5in.
MHouillon said on 19/Aug/08
175cm dead on.
wildthang13 said on 11/Aug/08
he defanintly looks taller than he really is because of his immaculate posture. Plus, if he had hair it would make him look even taller. But he isn't a small framed man like, say Ben Kingsley, and he is pretty buff, so he looks bigger than most 5'9 guys. I personally think that he is 5'10. I mean, that is what HE thinks he is.
Frank2 said on 10/Aug/08
He's 5'8".
trekkie said on 9/Aug/08
id say 5'9'' in Generations. Captain Kirk was 5'8''.
Theatredistrict NYC said on 18/May/08
Patrick is a wonderfull actor, the best captain and about 5'9.25( in shoes with regular heels, not boots), seen him a few times in the 90s and leaving the theatre while doing Macbeth.
Arnie said on 16/May/08
I have seen Mr Stewart leaving the letterman show back in the mid 90s signing autographs and seen at a few feet distance he seemed no taller than 5'10 with footwear. I would say 5'9 and a half at most with barefeet.
iconoclasm said on 14/Apr/08
he has great posture. So if he is 5'8 or 5'9 he might look like he is towering over someone like levar burton or ricky gervais because he stands straight.
NYC theatregoer said on 29/Mar/08
Just saw Patrick this week coming out of the theatre where he is playing Macbeth. I stood still as he walked within 3 feet of me. Was exactly my height, 5'9"; I was wearing sneakers and he had on shoes (not boots, shoes with regular heels).
MHouillon said on 28/Mar/08
During the TNG series:

Patrick Stewart: 175cm (5'9")
Levar Burton: 169cm-170cm (5'6.5"-5'7")
Jonathan Frakes: 193cm (6'4")
Michael Dorn: 192cm (6'3.5") [was always a bid shorter than Frakes]
Brent Spiner: 179cm-180cm (5'10.5"-5'11) [was always way taller than Burton and a tad taller than Stewart {who occasionally wore lifts}]
Jeremy said on 20/Feb/08
He looked a bit shorter than Shatner in Generations to me. I could be mistaken, though.
Genny said on 10/Feb/08
Saw him at a Star Trek Con years ago.Stood next to him...he does, seem to be 5ft 10.
glenn said on 23/Jan/08
sf said on 22/Jan/08
Did anyone get that I was being a smart-ass???
glenn said on 21/Jan/08
thats true sf.good point.
glenn said on 20/Jan/08
let me answer for him.yes.
sf said on 20/Jan/08
Rob - through repeated trips through the "Transporter", molecules are lost, and each Star Ship crew member eventually gets shorter, as not as many molecules of the individual are transported back, so 5'5" makes sense for Captain Picard now...
david hayes said on 19/Jan/08
met him, november 2007 when he was approximately 5ft 5inches

[Editor Rob: you on drugs at the time?]
Caesar said on 8/Dec/07
Actually, examining some clips of that episode again, Janssen looks 2-2.5 inches taller than Stewart, which would put him around 5'9.5. I'd be shocked if he didn't have better footwear. I love his spectacular posture on the show. I'd argue it's better than Stallone's.
Anon said on 30/Nov/07
Looks 5-9.5 with 6-1 Kelsey Grammar
Click Here
Caesar said on 2/Oct/07
Stewart definitely wore boots with some elevation in TNG. Famke Janssen looked three inches shorter than him in the episode she guest starred, and she is listed as 5'11.5. Even with her barefoot Stewart would require some serious enhancement to look that much taller. But if you see the episode, it is quite clear he looks noticeably taller.
Mark said on 11/Sep/07
Patrick Stewart can give the illusion of height with his military-like posture as seen in TNG and his trade-mark uniform pull-down whenever he stands up from his captain's chair. On a height scale, he may also gain an unfair 0.5" in advantage due to his cone-like head, while eye-to-eye still be shorter. I would have to put Stewart in the 5'8.5" range max.
Dangerhorse said on 9/Aug/07
I just walked past him outside his house, he is no more than 5ft 7In I would say. Dissapointingly short for a starship captain.
ras said on 5/Jul/07
Could have been 5'9.75 in his peak height also. I agree with 5'9.
MHouillon said on 12/Mar/07
Thanks, alto. That's what I'm saying. These days 5'9 (175cm). WAS 177cm.
alto said on 4/Mar/07
He looks shorter than 5'10, but taller than 5'6. I'd assume in cm, he is no taller than 175, making him a perfect 5'9. That comes from watching a lot of The Next Generation.
MHouillon said on 26/Dec/06
No, Patrick Stewart is still a 175cm (5'9") minimum. Okay, never a 178cm (5'10"), but not in the 5'8-5'8.5 area.
ShortNSweet said on 26/Dec/06
Go back and watch some old STNG episodes from the late 80's. Espeically the early seasons. Practially the WHOLE CAST with the exception of Frakes are wearing at least 3 inch lifts. Sirtis looks like she's about ready to tumble over from her 5" lifts when she walks. After the first two years, they changed the look of the uniform (added collars, etc) and went to a boot that had a flat bottom (like a tennis shoe) instead of the traditional seperate heel. The funniest lift was when a young Teri Hatcher played a transporter tech in that very slinky uniform (she looked GREAT!). But, when they had a wide angle shot, you could tell she was practically tippy toeing from the lifts. Cheers.
Glenn said on 15/Dec/06
I can back you my old comment below.
The Horse of FUNK said on 13/Dec/06
Just watched Excalibur the day ago and I swear he's like 5'8.5, maybe 5'9 and never was 5'10. But of course, I have nothing to back my claims up with :p

[Editor Rob: very possibly the next generation 'lift' rumour could have been it...although in 94 he was taller than shatner]
sf said on 17/Nov/06
Wow - now I know why they called him Jean luc Pic-HARD.

Lame, I know...
Glenn said on 17/Nov/06
In the early 90s,I saw him as big as 5-9.5.then Ive seen him 5-8.5.age? lifts?
LuckyLuciano said on 17/Nov/06
I dated a girl who is a semi-famous fitter/stylist and she said he wasn't tall but was the l a r g e s t man in Hollywood. If you know what I mean.
sam cowles said on 17/Nov/06
I met him face to face at my graduation last year as he is chancellor of the University of Huddersfield. I'm 5' 8" and he was no way taller than me!I have seen him several times since and he look around 5' 7" - 5' 8" to my eyes.
Antron said on 16/Nov/06
To me Picard always looked about average height and Riker a tall man. Maybe Patrick is about 5'8.5" these days barefoot. He's 66 years old, so he could have easily been an inch or so taller in his prime. This listing at 5'9" is accurate enough.
MHouillon said on 9/Sep/06
Okay, 5'10.5" (179cm) isn't really the truth. He is and was never in the 179cm-range, and not in the 173cm-range either. 175cm-176cm for Mr. Stewart.
Editor Rob said on 8/Sep/06
"Mr. Stewart, who is 5-foot-10 1/2, said that he felt himself becoming smaller to play the role. ''I've shrunk by three inches,''...I've found a way of making my body do that. My chest has gone completely concave"
MHouillon said on 1/Sep/06
Thank you, Cockney. Finally more people notice, that Stewart has the same appearance, and a similar posture that the classic 175cm (5'9")-actor Ed Harris these days. Never a 5'8" !
Cockney said on 14/Aug/06
Stood next to him when he was filming a tv inspector show with the sidekick women from ricky garvais extras last year. I am 5 foot 8 and I would have guessed patrick was 5 foot 9 because I looked up a little at him.
Larry said on 10/Jun/06
MHouillon - Very interesting points! :-) I'm NOT a medical doctor, but I am a PhD developmental zoologist. My specialty isn't HUMANS, per se, but I have mostly studied mammals & that's us too! OK, The femur/tibia length ratio is not constant in humans, but DOES fall within a normal range. The ratio is normally expressed as femur:tibia. As everyone knows, the femur is the upper leg bone and the tibia is part of the lower leg bone PAIRING (with the smaller fibula). In probably 99% of the human population the femur is longer than the tibia. The 1% in which the tibia is ACTUALLY longer are classed as rare enough to be considered aborrations (deformity or mutation). The femur/ tibia percentage ratio from individual to individual normally falls from 52:48 UP to 56:44. This ratio is dispersed over a VARIETY of heights. Taller people do not necessarily have a higher ratio, and the reverse is also true. So, a person whose lower leg is LONGER than their upper leg could be a clue about "lifts" or "elevator shoes". Now, lower vs. upper body length is complicated & is at least partially determined by gender and ethnicity. Two individuals of EXACTLY the same height might have a leg length that varies by as much as 4". Not talking about inseam here, but total leg length.
As far as HOW MUCH can you boost someone's height? Well, if you don't CARE if it's obvious. They increased the height of Schuler Helmsley from 6'3" to 7" IN VAN HELSING. But it was obvious from the shots & from his movement, even though he's an experienced dancer. He stated it hurt like the devil too & he suffered numerous sprains & a bone spur. In the Universal Classic Monster movies they enhanced the height of:
Boris Karloff 5'11" 6'5"
Lon Chaney Jr. 6'2" 6'8"
Glen Strange 6'4" 6'10"
They did this with huge asphalt spreader boots (again, obvious).
Now, as far as how much can you boost a person's height and it NOT be obvious? Well, ladies' high heels ARE obvious AND bad for 1) the feet 2) the ankles 3) the legs & pelvis and 4) the back. How much can one increase visible height WITHOUT it looking like Frankenstein shoes? I don't know, but men are GENERALLY heavier than women & are porportioned differently. Many cowboy boots have 2" heels, but I doubt that adds a true 2", because it tilts the wearer forwards and shortens the hamstrings & calf muscles. So, most likely 1/2" of the "lift" is lost. Once again, one can SEE the high heels. I don't know what can be added with internal lifts, but unless one LIFTS the entire foot (like Frankenstein's boots), it wouldn't be 1 for 1. I guess it depends on how GOOD these lift makers are & how much PAIN the wearer is willing to suffer? I can tell you it's NOT good for the body.
Glenn said on 9/Jun/06
Your doesnt make me perfect,and I can be wrong.but I have eyes eyes saw what Frank saw.
MHouillon said on 9/Jun/06
If I didn't knew you people have seen many actors wearing lifts, I would ask, if you ever saw someone with lifts. The relation between the upper leg and the lower leg is defined by the knee. It's slightly under in the middle-line, so the upper leg is a bit longer than the lower leg. Look at Tom Cruise or Robert deNiro (in "Taxi Driver") or Kiefer Sutherland ("24"). They wear such huge lifts (approx. 2+ inches, that's 5!cm) + heels, their lower leg appear as long as the upper leg, sometimes even longer !!! (Which is a clear sign of wearing lifts.)

Second: The belt line. Lift-using doesn't increase your upper-body-height. So the relation of this comes into a mis-balance, too.
So you can't wear lifts of an unlimited height (or thickness), otherwise it will look ridiculous. Ever realised it ? So if someone claims: "I made William Shatner looking 3 inches taller trough lifts" (maybe plus 1.5 inch fancy Star Trek boots heel) we are talking about almost 10 cm !!! Hello ? Whith such a mis-balance between upper and lower body you can go to the circus!

Here it comes: I never saw Stewart with such mis-balances. Not when I saw him in person, not on Television. If he ever wore lifts, then the discreet ones. In comparison to 194cm Jonathan Frakes (yes, 194cm) and to 181cm Brent Spiner Stewart could look 179cm at times. Because of discreet lifts. They raised him from 176 to 179. Not from 173cm to 179cm.

I will not question your observations of Stewart being 5'8. But meeting all those celebs doesn't mean to have the ability of a perfect height-guessing.
I will not say I don't believe you. But there is a thing that I believe more:

My eyes.

Patrick Stewart is 176cm.
leonari said on 8/Jun/06
I agree with Frank. Plus Glenn said he saw him from 5'8" to 5'10"... 5'8" it is. Time for a downgrade ROB!
Glenn said on 7/Jun/06
I saw him look 5-9 and 5-10 as well as Franks defence Stewart screams of lifts and looks short and a fake 5-10.
Frank2 said on 7/Jun/06
Well, I'll go to my grave knowing Stewart is 5'8". The entire time I stood talking with him as well as when he walked by he was never more than that height.
MHouillon said on 7/Jun/06
I say it once more: I met Stweart, too (okay, 4 years ago he walked pass me) and he was NOT 5'8. Being 5'10 I compared him to myself and he was slightly under 5'10. He is never ever shorter than Ed Harris... 176cm nowadays is hust fine, thank you, Rob.
ForensicNYC said on 6/Jun/06
Patrick Stewart back in the days he had hair and a the sands of DUNE...
Click Here
Even after a shower and a haircut...the MULLET still stayed on...
Click Here
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
Colin with Al Pacino and Bridget Moynahan: Click Here

Al with a guy my height: Click Here
Frank2 said on 5/Jun/06
Then I must be taller than I think I am because when I've seen him he's been shorter than me by more than just an inch.
Glenn said on 4/Jun/06
Your right on alot of stuff Frank.including Elvis.I always knew Elvis wasnt 6-1.but Colin is more than 5-9.
Frank2 said on 4/Jun/06
Hallelujah! I've gotten through! Now if I can just convince you that Colin Farrell isn't 5'10" I'll have accomplished something. If I can get Tiger and few others to believe Elvis was just shy of being 6' then I can retire.
Glenn said on 2/Jun/06
Im with you on this one Frank.Stewart is 5-8.
Frank2 said on 1/Jun/06
Classic 5'11-guy huh?

Click Here

Explain the five inch difference. Fraser is 6'3" and Ian comes up to his eye level. Also, Fraser appears to be losing his hair.
Frank2 said on 1/Jun/06
Nope. He's shorter than me and I'm 5'11". He was five inches shorter than 6'3" Brendan Fraser in Gods and Monsters and an inch shorter than 5'11" David Dukes in the same film. Dream on.
MHouillon said on 31/May/06
Ian McKellen is a definate, classic 5'11-guy. Not 5'10.
Frank2 said on 30/May/06
Wrong photo. Sorry.

Try this one: Click Here(I)
MHouillon said on 30/May/06
Who is Stewart ? The man on the right or the man on the left (that looks like Silvester Stallone) ?
Frank2 said on 29/May/06
Check this out: Click Here
Notice that Stewart is shorter by two inches than 5'10" Ian McKellen.
The Little Big Man said on 26/May/06
I saw him in Xmen and he was definitely no more than 4'0"

Seriously though... I was an extra in a show with him recently and 5'9" seems about right (he was a little taller than me at 5'7")
MHouillon said on 11/May/06
Thank god, we heard the last time the 5'8 (173cm)-claiming from Frank2. As I said, I saw him in 2002, too. And he appeared not shorter than 177cm... And as I said before, Stewart might be a 176cm (5'9.25) nowadays. He is and was never under 5'9 !
Frank2 said on 8/May/06
Spiner is about 5'11". Here he is with Leonard Nemoy who when the photo was taken was aound 6': Click Here
I met Nemoy and he was only slightly taller than me.

Spiner next to 6'4" Jeff Goldblum and producer Dean Devlin: Click Here
The photo is slightly tilted to make Spiner look taller.

Here's Stewart with Spiner: Click Here

Stewart with 6'2" director Stuart Baird: Click Here

Check out the lifts on Stewart who's seated in this shot: Click Here
I think he's in a contest with Shatner to see who can get around the set wearing the biggest lifts and not fall on his face!

For the last time, Stewart was no more than 5'8" when I saw and spoke with him.

[Editor Rob: it is not unimaginable that Stewart has donned lifts on occasions and can look taller...those shoes do look a bit dubious. You could fit things in there for sure]
MHouillon said on 8/May/06
Sloping picture, both walking... Spiner is taller than Stewart.

[Editor Rob: link, 2, 3 - the guy in 2/3 I've met, 179 or 180cm, spiner does look same as him, as for picard, it is possible he has lost 1cm lately...]
hm said on 6/May/06
Spiner 180cm and Stewart 178cm? O.O
Click Here
MHouillon said on 19/Apr/06
Okay, so I think a solid (very solid) 176cm height is a good compromise and seems to be the correct height of Mr. Stewart nowadays. Accept it, Cracks !
Glenn said on 18/Apr/06
I have to back Frank up,I saw a 5-8 version of Stewart too.and 5-9.5 as well.
MHouillon said on 18/Apr/06
Could some people on this thread maybe just tell what they think about the picture that Rob posted ? Does Stewart look (in comparison to this 184-185 (6'1")-high-haircut-guy like 173cm (5'8") or more like 176-177cm (5'9.5") ?


Not to insult you, Frank2: When you compared Patrick Stewart with your own height, did you forget to mention your lifts ? ;-)

I guess it's the last one

[Editor Rob: well, I did throw one pic of stewart/blessed up last month, so here is A different angle maybe with slight mckellen technique, and remember how the blessed guy looks beside The editor.

You know, the Webber guy, I looked at all photos of the Webber guy and you know, he does have a very good posture, and while officially 184cm, could be a 185cm morning guy or have a 184cm Frank2 stance getting measured ;-)

Stewart doesn't look over 175cm beside him though.

You see, there's also a problem with how people measure. Erect but not forced (army) or 'as tall as possible'. For most people this could be 1/2cm-1cm difference...which is right my case I have 1/2cm difference from erect to stallone-forced pose, my posture is decent enough.]
Frank2 said on 17/Apr/06
Maybe there are two Patrick Stewarts. The real actor and a shorter double. The fellow I spoke with was no more than 5'8". He had a British accent and spoke about Star Trek so I think it was him. He was also smoking like a fiend which I tend to notice most actors do these days. Maybe he started smoking early and it stunted his growth.
MHouillon said on 16/Apr/06
In comparison to the 185cm guy (with the high hair), I'd say that proves the 177cm (5'9.5) for Patrick Stewart. What do you think, Rob ?
MHouillon said on 16/Apr/06
Patrick Stewart walked pass me in Hamburg, 2002 and was the same height as me (I'm 5'10), maybe just a shade under it, possible 177cm, today (2006) maybe 176cm. NO LOESS !
Merc500 said on 14/Apr/06
With my shoes off I'm around 5'10 1/2. With them on, I can get closer to six feet. If I stretch my neck out, I nearly reach it. They measured me at the Portsmouth hospital for 71 and a half inches.

Exactly how are these measurements taken? With shoes off, or on? I've watched nearly every single episode of Star Trek TNG, and Stewart always looked small. Levar Burton, no offense, looked like a midget. I always thought Stewart was around 5'7 MAYBE 5'8.

Say I'm 5'11 with my shoes on. There is almost no discernable difference between me and someone who is 6'1. Two inches is barely notcieable.

My friend, who is 6'7 1/2, I reach up to just slightly above his chin. That is a difference of eight inches.

Didn't we all think Schwarzenegger was 6'2? When he turned out to be around 5'10?

Its amazing that we care so much. Myself included, lol.

I'd like to consider height with "SHOES OFF AND MEASURE"...But they didn't do that at the doctor's office with me, and perhaps they don't do that for the stars, either.

So, without lifts, I am at least 5'11 1/2. But add that miraculous Hollywood 2", and I'm a lofty 6'1 1/2.
But that WOULD put me up to Schwarzenegger's originally perceived height. And Schwarzenegger is my about my height in REAL LIFE anyway.

Regardless, Patrick Stewart seems small compared to anybody. Brent Spiner towers over him.

Glenn said on 14/Apr/06
Ive seen him look both 5-9.5 and 5-8.
Frank2 said on 14/Apr/06
Too bad I don't know you or I'd wager some money, say a grand to my favorite charity or better yet, to Stewart's. And I'd bring the tape measure.
MHouillon said on 14/Apr/06
I stay with what I've seen. He is never ever 5'8 (as Shatner is), Patrick Stewart is a 177cm (5'9.5") minimum, if he really shrunk since 2002, a 176cm (5'9.25") minimum. During the TNG series he stood 2.5 - 3 inches taller than 5'7" LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge).
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
Here's 5'8" Patrick Stewart behind 5'10" Ian McKellon: Click Here
And Ian is 5'10".

Here's Ian next to 6'3" Brendan Fraser: Click Here
I see a five inch difference. Rule of thumb: if a person comes up to another's eye level, that's about five inches.

Ian and Jude Law who some on this forum believe is only 5'10" himself: Click Here

And another with Jude: Click Here

This shot clearly shows Jude's recedeing hairline: Click Here

As does this one: Click Here

And this one: Click Here

Paltrow, Law and Damon: Click Here
Let's play that game, Who's the tallest?

Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
5'10"? Check out a wax Stewart with Sly and Meryl Streep courtesy of Madame Tussaud's London wax museum: Click Here
Supposedly they're sticklers for accuracy and measure these people to the centimeter. Hmmm....I wonder if they allow lifts during the measuring sessions?

Maybe Sly wore his usual lifts and Stewart forgot his.

FYI Streep is about 5'5". I know since I've seen her in person and she wasn't that tall when wearing three inch heels. To give you an idea, here she is with 5'6" Al Pacino: Click Here

Here she is next to 5'10" Nicole Kidman: Click Here

And here: Click Here
Nicole in heels is about 6'1". But she mostly wears lower heels at these events.

Here's Nicole with director Sidney Pollack who's exactly my height or 5'11": Click Here

Here you can see that she's wearing heels that are about an inch and a half: Click Here

Pollack with 6'2" Ben Afleck: Click Here
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
So? Don't trust me. So what? Maybe he shrank two inches by the time I met him. We both stood and spoke and no way was he 5'10". He was at least three inches shorter than me. If he had been only an inch shorter I would have certainly noticed since I always thought him to be at least 5'10" and was shocked when I met him. The young girlfriend he was in was taller than him!
MHouillon said on 13/Apr/06
No, Frank2. I don't trust you. In May 2002 Patrick Stewart gave autographs in a big media Center (Saturn, Hamburg, Germany). He was walking past me (guided by bodyguards ofcourse). I am 5'10" and he was not shorter than me. He is definitely not a 5'8. (177cm minimum). I know that you, along with Glen met almost every celeb, but that does not give you the perfect ability to judge heights perfectly. In your pic Shatner did wear very thick-soled sandales (you can see them in my picture), Stewart wears standard 1 inch heeled flat shoes (And is still 1-2cm (0.5-0.75 inches) taller that Shatner. You know, Shatner wears lifts or elevating footwear. Stewart does not.
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
Here they look the same height: Click Here Why would I make this stuff up? Trust me. Both are 5'8".
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
I've seen other shots taken at that event and they're about the same height.
MHouillon said on 13/Apr/06
Okay, the picture is a little sloping, but even if you mind that, you can see, that Stewart is clearly taller than Shatner (look at those thick-soled sandals Shatner wears)

Click Here
Editor Rob said on 10/Apr/06
He lists himself at 178cm, nearly 12stone on da resume.
Frank2 said on 24/Mar/06
Frakes could be 6'4". No argument. He's a big guy. But Stewart stood right next to me and unless I've grown some he looked to be no more that about 5'8". And yes, Ed Harris is about 5'9". If Stewart was taller than Harris, he wore lifts.
MHouillon said on 23/Mar/06
Jonathan Frakes is a damn huge guy and definitely taller than 6'3" (he's about 193cm-194cm tall, compare him to 200cm James Cromwell in Star Trek First Contact.

Patrick Stewart is 177cm (5'9.5"), a shade over the Ed-Harris-height. And remember that he is slightly taller than Mel Gibson in "Fletcher's visions".
Frank2 said on 22/Mar/06
Frakes is 6'3".
larry said on 22/Mar/06
Okey Dokey! Watched Star Trek TNG today and Jonathan Frakes looks ~ 5-6 inches taller than Patrick Stewart. So, perhaps Mr. Frakes is really 6'2 or so? Could be. Shatner is "shifty" (not like a lycanthrope, though).
Wonder is Lassie was gay? :-) Just kidding... who cares?

[Editor Rob: frakes was on that last enterprise, and he looks to have dodgy posture - back when he was slim in 80's he looked genuinely tall with decent posture.]
Frank2 said on 20/Mar/06
Either Stewart is even shorter than I remember him or Shatner's borrowed Tom Cruise's lifts: Click Here
This isn't a photo of me, but it gives you the idea of how tall I was when I stood next to Stewart and I'm 5'11": Click Here
Glenn said on 19/Mar/06
I believe it.5-8 it is.I misunderstood your gay he isnt gay then.
Frank2 said on 19/Mar/06
He is most definitely 5'8". I'd put hard cash on it. I walked up and introduced myself and we spoke for about a minute. I've run into several celebs at that very same market. Another was Roscoe Lee Brown, the incredibly talented black actor who played the cook in John Wayne's The Cowboys. We had a very nice conversation. Brown is also 5'8". That was about four years ago. As for Stewart possibly being "a broke back mountaineer," well, I tend to doubt it. I can say he's a chain smoker or at least was when I saw him.
Glenn said on 19/Mar/06
He can look 5-9,5-10 in public.doesnt mean he is 5-8.could be lifts.and he is notorious,along with the drummer from Rush,as a no photo with guy.neverEVER,will they pose with you or want a camera near them.petty pricks.I back Frank 2 up that he might be 5-8 and a broke back mountaineer.
larry said on 19/Mar/06
If Patrick is 5'8", how can the actor who plays Riker (sorry, I've forgotten his name) be 6'4"? He certainly never looks 8" taller. I'm 6'4.8" (just under 6'5"), and my 5'8" wife doesn't come up to my chin when we're both barefoot. Sorry I can't recall the name of the actor who plays Riker. Is HE shorter than advertised? :-) And what's all this stuff about people's politics/religion/sexual orientation stuff? :-) As a developmental zoologist, let me assure you that height in humans is pretty hard-wired, and not subject to "gayity" or the lack of same. With a higher mammal (like us), one can predict adult height with the data for the previous 3 generations (both paternal and maternal side) to within +/- 3 inches. Genetics is ~ 92% of adult height/length in humans, bears, big cats, wolves, apes. etc. The remaining 8% breaks out into nuitrition, injuries, bad habits, and childhood diseases. Certain "bad habits" are proven growth retarders (like smoking in early adolescence).
MHouillon said on 16/Mar/06
It cracks me up if you claim that Stewart is only 1 inch taller than 5'7 LeVar Burton. He was at least 2.5 inches taller than "Geordi". So 177-178 for Mr. Stewart.
Frank2 said on 3/Mar/06
Oh come on people! Wake up!! Reading some of these comments cracks me up. Patrick is five-eight, no more. I once saw him at a local market. He was one actor that totally surprised me. He always looked taller on camera. He was at least three inches shorter than me. He was also smoking a cigarette which I thought was tacky. He did have a gorgeous young woman with him which he couldn't keep his hands off of so no way is he gay which I've read on other forums. Hey! How about a new forum on gay actors who are short?
Eggplant said on 19/Feb/06
Once again, going back to Madame Tussaud's... Patrick Stewart was right around my height, or very slightly shorter. 5'9 1/2"-5'10".
CoolJ said on 6/Feb/06

And I still say thats a 4" difference.. Grammar has a huge head.
CoolJ said on 6/Feb/06
In most shots in TNG.. Stewart looked 5'10.. maybe a weak 5'10..

I saw one episode where he wasn't wearing his black shoes.. but thin soled (near normal in appearance shoes).. he just got out of the holodeck in some fighting mode. he easily looked 8" shorter than Riker. Perhaps he's a lift wearing guy?
MHouillon said on 18/Jan/06
What are you claiming ? Patrick Stewart is at least a solid 177cm ! A minimum 2 and a half inches taller than 5'7" LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) !
MisterPL said on 17/Jan/06
I met Star Trek costume designer Robert Blackman a few years back and he told me Patrick Stewart was 5' 8".
d said on 15/Dec/05
in watching every STNG episode at least twice, and constantly sizing up these characters, my best guess for this guy is 5'8" to 5'9" tops. He always seems to have a "head down" posture, so he may be able to stretch out an inch, but 5'10" no way man.

Worf generally looked about a 1/2" shorter than Riker, they were very close. But who knows what they might have done with footware.
MHouillon said on 29/Nov/05
Riker (Jonathan Frakes) appeared 2-3 inches (5 - 7,5 cm !!!) shorter than Worf ?
Nonsense. In fact, Jonathan Frakes is about half an inch taller than Michael Dorn. Look !
Bill said on 24/Nov/05
I met him backstage at a play once...I'm 5'8 1/2", and he was very slightly shorter than me.
Horatio said on 19/Nov/05
No way in hell Jonathan Frakes is 6'4". The actor who plays Worf claims he is 6'4", and Riker always appeared a good 2-3 inches shorter than Worf (taking into account the Klingon head ridges).
Joel said on 13/Nov/05
I think 5'8 1/2 seems accurate for him
MHouillon said on 15/Oct/05
Nonsense. He is 177-178cm, if he where 5'5 or in Al Pacino-line (5'6"), he would have looked ridiculuos in total shots to Jonathan Frakes (6'4"). Thank god he is 5'10, so the difference isn't that much. Brent Spiner is 181cm tall, there were many shots with Patrick and him. There were no more than 3cm between Jean-Luc and "Data".

[Editor Rob: there was a promo shot of Stewart facing off beside Ricky Gervais. In 2005 he did still look taller...speaking of Spiner.

You brought up Data. I've seen those episodes spiner done for Enterprise and in all honesty standing beside guys like Bakula and Connor Trinnear I don't think he's quite 5ft 11 these days...only possibility is he may have lost 1cm or the main cast members had bigger sized footwear... ;)]
CelebHeights Editor said on 25/Aug/05
From a 1994 startrek newsgroup thread:
"Saw him outside the Eugene O'Neill Theater a couple of Christmas's ago, I noticed that he was at least a couple of inches shorter than me - I'm 5' 10"

"I hate to deflate everyone's balloons though, but Patrick Stewart is only about 5'5"-5'6". This report comes from a friend of mine (5'7") that rode the elevator with him at Denver's Star Fest '88"

"I seem to remember him being tall, but shorter than I am. I'm 6'4". I'd guess he was 5'9" or 5'10"
MHouillon said on 7/Aug/05
That's not 10 cms, more 8cm-9cm. Kelsey is 186cm. So Stewart is 177-178cm.
CoolJ said on 28/Jul/05
Editor Rob,

Now we have Grammer hardly scraping 6'1.. but it looks to me that he easily has 4" on Patrick Stewart. Maybe he's really about 174cm or so??

MHouillon said on 30/Jun/05
Jean-Luc is 5'10".
Bill said on 18/Apr/05
His early Bios say 5-8 I think its the old 2" growth on the plane to the USA, do all hollywood tape measures start at 2"?

[Editor Rob: No, but I'll tell you something, this 2 inch growth phenomenon is bizarre. Maybe when Tom Cruise says he was measured at 5ft 9 HE IS NOT LYING...of course, this is his measurement on the Mir space station after his spine is massively decompressed!]
Issheuhboy said on 7/Apr/05
How about this?

I think Kelsey Grammar is 6'1, and it got me wondering about Stewart after seeing him eye to eye with Brian Blessed at some awards thing:

Knowing that they put little Troi on a box to stand next to Riker, cos he's so big, I think Patrick Stewart's about 5'8.5

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