How tall is Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American actor, best known for playing Sandy Cohen in the TV series O.C., and for roles in films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, While You Were Sleeping, The Player, Bob Roberts and American Beauty.

How tall is Peter Gallagher
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How tall is Peter Gallagher
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
5ft 9.56in (176.7cm)
MurMiles said on 15/Sep/22
Definitely shorter than Jake Johnson
Kylo said on 13/Jan/21
He looks shorter than Jake Johnson in New Girl
Littlelee5ft6 said on 1/Sep/19
How much taller did famke jannsen look than him in house on haunted hill? She didn't seem that much taller than him and she had heels on and I doubt she'd be under 6ft 3 in those heels she was wearing. Could he have wore lifts in that film
Editor Rob
I am not sure would need to see it again.
6 foot guy with small head said on 8/Jan/17
Large head can add up to 2 inches. Long neck 2 inches, large torso short legs average height. Long torso short neck large head average height, short torso, long neck, big head taller than average height. Height is relative l. Just a mere concept.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/16
Alan Dale could have been 187-188cm peak and 185-186cm today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Mar/16
He could look 6ft2 range in Neighbours...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Mar/16
Rob, would you consider adding fellow OC co-star Alan Dale?

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6ft1 range today but maybe near 6ft2 peak is my guess
Editor Rob
6ft 2 and 1 now probably is reasonable, although maybe 187 peak
whatever said on 17/Dec/15
this height doesn't make sense. in summer lovers he's barefoot the whole movie and is about an inch taller taller than Darryl Hannah. he's not 5'9. he's gotta be 5'10.5 at least?
5'11" barefoot said on 23/Mar/15
He's got short legs and the torso of a legit 6 footer. He's disproportionate. Which makes him look taller than most actors.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Oct/14
Rob can you update with a photo and American actor, best known for playing Sandy Cohen in the TV series O.C., and for roles in films such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, While You Were Sleeping, The Player, Bob Roberts and American Beauty.

Yeah Rampage he's one of those guys like Eric Mabius who have a 6'2 range face LOL who you'd immediately guess as tall without looking at them but are surprisingly average height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
shocked by this modest stature, I must say
Ian C. said on 2/Feb/14
That's an excellent comment, bukowski. Height often correlates well with body shape. It's a surprise when a thin, long-limbed man like Peter Gallagher turns out to be of only average height, and also when a stout, short-limbed, large-headed man like Orson Welles turns out to be tall.
Silent d said on 3/Nov/13
He was a little shorter than minnie driver in conviction. He is pretty tall next to 6 foot david duchovny. I thought he was 5 foot 10. 5 foot 9.
bukowski said on 2/Nov/13
Strange how some five niners like Gallagher seem tallish, where as others like Mr Depp seem shortish
Arch Stanton said on 13/Oct/13
Strange but he seems taller than Spacey in American Beauty.
Yaspaa said on 17/Apr/13
He's 5'9.
Bon_ said on 26/Apr/11
Much shorter than Bill Murray in 'A man who knew too little'. 5'9 max, but 5'8 is probably closer to the truth.
zane said on 23/Mar/11
Looks small with the classic big heed...
SpaceExplorer said on 4/Dec/10
OK seriously, Chris Kattan is 5'6 (maybe less actually he's an awfully small guy) Gallagher looked maybe about an inch and a half taller than him in House on Haunted Hill so I'd give Gallagher 5'8. Don't see 5'9 though, seems too big for him.

so.... he's 5'8
5'8" Brazilian Pal said on 22/May/09
Deffo in the 5'7"-5'9" guess is 5'8.5"
Sam said on 4/Jan/08
i'm definallly sure Mckenzie is 5'7. plus he wears big boots to increase his height. gallagher is definally 5'9 ,him and mischa burton are definally about the same height.
chris said on 5/Nov/07
Im 99% sure Mckenzie is 5ft7 cause even with his 2 inch shoes he looks that makes Gallagher exactly 5ft8.Ive seen so many pictures of them that im totally convinsed.
Jay said on 6/Sep/07
wow, I never knew the heights of the other actors in the O.C but I really figured this guy was taller. Suprised to see 5'9
anonymous said on 6/Jun/07
i have been told he isn't the tallest of men...i mean if you look at Ben McKenzie, who stars along with Peter, he only looks no more than 5 7. Peter always looks at him eye to eye (if you watch the o.c.) guess: 5 7 or 5 7.5
Me in LA said on 13/Apr/07
Boy, sensitive are you MD? Judging exact height is one thing, judging shorter or taller than you when the person is 2 ft away is much easier.
Viper said on 10/Apr/07
5-9 looks right to me.
MD said on 9/Apr/07
You're a poor judge of height is what's obvious, Me in LA.
Me in LA said on 8/Apr/07
There is NO way he's 5'9. I'm 5 7 1/2 and walked by him on the street a while ago and was definitely a couple inches taller than him (though I was wearing running shoes that probably added an inch. I'd put him at 5'6". I was surprised because I would have expected 6ft+. Gotta love camera tricks.
A7xfan said on 4/Mar/07
I wouldn't say Mischa is 5ft 11.5!!! If Ben Mckenzie is only about 5ft 8, then Misca is about 5ft 8, 5ft 9. Anyway....I would say that Gallagher is about 5ft 9.
G-unit said on 17/Feb/07
gallagher always use dress shoes with 1.25 inch heel in OC, ryan always use big ass boots which probably gives 1.5 inch.
Gallagher always looks 1 inch taller. 5'9 is a right height for him and 5'8 for ryan
jay said on 27/Jan/07
has anyone ever seen the movie summer lovers? in this movie he looks so much taller than 5'9 i honestly thought he was around 6'2...hes taller than darryl hanah so is 5'10 in the flick and hes barefoot. he really seems fall taller than hannah throughout the entire movie and u cant blame it on lifts..hes not wearing shoes throughout most of it
Dragon said on 17/Jul/06
Gallacher is 5'10"
anna said on 15/Jul/06
Well he is taller than Ben McKenzie so I am guessing that Ben is 5'8" or a little less. I think that 5'9" is probably right for Peter, but there is one thing that is interesting. There is a scene in the second season of the OC where Peter and MIscha Barton are standing right next to each other. Mischa is barefoot and Peter is wearing dress shoes and Mischa is about 1/2"-1" taller! Peter really does look 5'9" so I am guessing that MIscha may be more like 5'10"??
leonari said on 3/Jun/06
PD: Mckenzie is not 175. He would tower over Gallagher in O.C with his huge chunky shoes with 2 inch heels. The guy is 172 MAX.
PD said on 3/Jun/06
gallagher - 175cm, mckenzie 174-175cm, barton 175cm, brody 180cm
Anonymous said on 17/Jan/06
hes five eight. PERIOD.
Anonymous said on 28/Nov/05
i dont know if hes 5´9" because theres this OC picture where hes standing next to Mischa Barton and hes taller than her and you have Mischa Barton listed here listed as 5´9" so either hes taller or Mischa Barton is shorter than 5´9"
Inky said on 3/Nov/05
I'm not sure...Chris Kattan doesn't look 5'9" and they appear to be the same height in House on Haunted Hill. Just a thought.
Anonymous said on 10/Aug/05
Goog guess at 5'9" and a half... my estimate would be 5'8" and a half
Stiffelio said on 16/Jul/05
His height varies on his posture. Sometimes in the OC he just looks 5 ft 9in. Other times he takes on a good two inches from Ben McKenzie. I think shoes play a big role here.
EJ said on 17/Mar/05
In Mr. Deeds, he looked about the same height as Adam Sandler in the scene when Sandler is getting out of bed (no shoes.) So that would make him 5'8". And he doesn't look very tall either.

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