How tall is Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin's Height

5ft 6 (167.6 cm)

American TV personality, best remembered for Live! with Regis and Kathie (and kelly) and Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

How tall is Regis Philbin
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 6.44in (168.8cm)
Jay Tu said on 13/Oct/20
RIP, back to peak.
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 16/Dec/18
Regis was 5'6" back then and 5'5" now, he's a short guy. This listing is good.
uverymadguy said on 8/Apr/15
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dicksock said on 29/Jan/15
Actually, I just rewatched WM VII and Regis was closer to 2" shorter than Gene. So, he was definitely no more than 5'6" flat and Gene was close to 5'8".
dicksock said on 29/Jan/15
At Wrestlemania VII, he was about 1" shorter than ~5'7.5" Mean Gene. I'd guess 5'6/5'6.5" peak.
Baritone4 said on 20/Feb/13
5'6" No way in heck. He makes Kelly Ripa look normal-sized. My money's on 5'1" to 5'3".
myth buster said on 26/Jan/13
I stood next to him. I am 5'5.5, he was shorter than me. 5.4 or shorter, shoe heel taken into factor
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jan/13
Sorry just noticed Rob that you have do him at 5 ft 5 and 5 ft 6 peak, I thought you had him at 5 ft 6 now. Excellent estimates, and yes there is a possibility he is 5'4.5" barefoot at some point in the day.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Jan/13
I'M smart. says on 31/Dec/12
He's 5'6" He's the same height as Davis Spade. (5'6") So, 5'5"? No. 5'6" 98 inches shorter than Letterman..Refis was 5'7" at peak and now 5'6" There's some idiots on this page. 5'4" pleeeeease.

Numerous 5'5"-5'6" guests including Justin Bieber have been on his show and he looked shorter than them all. Flat 5'4" too low, but 5'4.5"-5'5" is actually respectable, at least his current height. 5 ft 7 is certainly a massive joke for now, 5 ft 6 is definitely pushing it too. i think 5 ft 5 is nearer what he is and 5 ft 6 peak.
I'M smart. said on 31/Dec/12
He's 5'6" He's the same height as Davis Spade. (5'6") So, 5'5"? No. 5'6" 98 inches shorter than Letterman..Refis was 5'7" at peak and now 5'6" There's some idiots on this page. 5'4" pleeeeease.
The Exorcist said on 10/Oct/12
I think that Regis is more 5'4"-5'4.5 range. A couple of pics with David Letterman:

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I know I'm right. said on 12/Sep/12
Regis was 5'7" Probably shorter now. But, not 5'5" I saw his. And he doesn't look 5'5" Like Richard Dreyfuss, or Bob Balaban. 5'5" maybe 5'6" now.
leonari said on 5/Aug/12
Regis is cool. 5'6" was really peak. He is old now. Lost at least an inch. Yeah big personality, nice guy and he can always stand on his wallet. The guy is more loaded than some Hollywoods superstars and he deserves it.
Mike O said on 4/Aug/12
Saw him setting up for his show in New York years ago and he's a tiny little guy. 5'5" MAX, probably smaller. Booming voice that carries though and strong personality. He was like a little Napoleon.
talltalez said on 26/Dec/11
here is philbin with another bodybuilder in 1987; franco columbo, who is listed as 5' 5", but some sources put him as low as 5' 3"...
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talltalez said on 26/Dec/11
here is philbin probably in 1984 with bodybuilder and the1883 mr olympia samir bannout. bannout is generally listed as 5' 8", but some sites say 5' 7". bannout is barefoot, while philbin wears prety flat trainers. philbin appears to be the taller of the two.
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Silent d said on 20/Dec/11
In how i met your mother he was up to neil's ear. 165cm. He is not freakishly short.
PAUL M. said on 12/Dec/11
In my comment about Philbins height I mean't to compare him to Jason Alexander(at 5'4) and not to Michael Richards so sorry for the goof.
PAUL M. said on 12/Dec/11
First of all did you ever notice that when a guest came on he would never fully stand he would get on his stool ASAP. I also think that who ever was a guest on the show weren't allowed to mention his height and his age two things that were TABOO.And the only time that I ever saw somebody smaller was because they were children.In fact the only thing big about Philbin was his ego.Michael Richards from the Seinfeld show is listed at 5'5 and he was a lot bigger then Philbin.
I'M right said on 11/Nov/11
Yeah, he's 5'7". 3 inches shorter than Adam Sandler. Maybe 5'6"? Donatello isn't right. 7 inches shorter than Letterman. That 5'3" guy is lying. Shorter than him? No way.
I'M right said on 7/Nov/11
Some dumb people on here. Michael buble who's between 5'8 and 5'10. He was about an inch and a half shorter. But, I'M smart. Below 5'7" maybe. He's 7 inches shorter than Letterman. So 5'7 there.
TRIPLEHHH said on 3/Nov/11
My dad met him back in the 1970's and has a picture taken with him. My dad is 5'7. Regis was an inch shorter.
leonari said on 1/Nov/11
Jake: He never was above 5'6"!!!!
jake, 1.82 m said on 29/Oct/11
5' 6.5" peak, 5' 4.75" now.
leonari said on 20/Oct/11
Never has Regis seen 5'7"
I'M right said on 19/Oct/11
I'm Obsessed With Height. About 3 inches taller than Kelly. (5'4) If Jon Stewart ever went on, I'd know. And I watched. 7 inches shorter than Dave Letterman. I'd surely say 5'7". But, I'M smart.
Shaun said on 23/Aug/11
See the Ryan Reynolds Regis interview Rob, he dwarfs him!!!
Shaun said on 23/Aug/11
Good call Rob. I would still not be surprised if he measured 5'4.5" at one point in the day. He makes average height guys like Jason Statham look really tall.
JRukaniec said on 26/Jul/11
He's about the same size as Tom Thumb.
david said on 17/May/11
Not even Scott caan was on Regis & Kelly and he is 5'5 and was a bit taller than regis. so about 5'4
murt said on 11/Apr/11
I would say he's about 5'6 - in that Carrie Underwood video, Kelly Ripa was wearing at least 6" heels -- they were enormous, and she wasn't that much taller than Reg.
Vegas said on 2/Mar/11
well he is clearly a good 5'6 next to mene gene and thats 20 years ago, this is more recent video about 5 years ago, i met both penn and teller same year as this video, teller is about 5'8 so you can estimate regis' height from that Click Here
Shaun said on 22/Feb/11
If he was 5'6" in his youth which is possible then he really ought to be listed as 5'4.5"-5'5" range nowadays.. Believe me on this, I've seen his show many times and how average height guests look tall in comparison. He definitely aint 5'6" now.

Editor Rob
he's been listed 5ft 5 current for a couple of years now! There is a misspelled page which still appears in google Here with the last comment from 2008 that I've never deleted, but the Current one is up to date.
Shaun said on 22/Feb/11
Rob 5'6" is insane for Regis. 5'9" Jason Statham had 4 inches on him. He's 5'5" max. You can't have Regis at 5'6" and Justin Bieber at 5'4"!!! Bieber was a bit taller!!
Shaun said on 22/Feb/11
5'6" is ridiculous. Every 5 ft 8 guy who has been on the show has looked tall in comparison. 5 ft 5 MAX...

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Pause at around 12 minutes. Even Justin Bieber looks about an inch taller.
lois cairns said on 16/Feb/11
Regis Philbin on TV is not as tall as Kelly Ripa on TV and her husband also on TV said shw was 5'2.
Vegas said on 11/Feb/11
mathew he was barely shorter than mene gene 20 years, a 5'5 regis means gene was no more than 5'6 himself and every wrestler in the 70s-80s needs to drop at least an inch, go on hulk hogans page or andre the giants and see the reaction you get to a 5'6 gene, 7mins 30seconds if timer dont work Click Here
Mathew said on 10/Feb/11
I always thought he was more 5'5" than 5'6".
Betinho Macarini said on 16/Jan/11
5´6´´ sounds accurate for him, or probably 5´7´´. Watch him standing next to 6ft 3 Billy Corgan. Billy himself says he´s 6´3 in this interview.

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tall said on 13/Dec/10
ripa usually towers ove rhim in heels plus he was shorter than 5'3 underwood in heels so maybe like 5'4 Click Here
Phil said on 2/Nov/10
5'5" seems about right. He just had Nigella Lawson on his show and she absolutely towered over him. She's a food writer from Britain who's listed by wikepedia at 5'7". She probably had heels on because the top of Regis' head was at her nose.
Austrian said on 18/May/09
ehm.... isnt his last name Philbin?

Editor Rob
I thought I changed this back when pal commented in 05! Nearly 4 years later, it is corrected for good :)
MHouillon said on 22/Dec/08
5'6 is qay too generous for him. 5'5 is my estimate as well.
me said on 22/Nov/08
well, knowing that regis is hardly 5'5, it would be easy to figure out celeb's height, since almost everyone goes to his show.

i figured out that this guy zac efron is reeeally short cos he's like 1 cm or so taller than regis, and kelly was taller than him.
Donatello said on 14/Oct/08
I can't believe some people are saying 5'7" for this guy.. I could see him being 5'5" straight out of bed with shoes on.
Frank2 said on 5/Aug/08
I first met Regis back when he had a local variety show in San Diego. We really didn't become friends, but when we'd see each other he'd always say hello. When he moved to LA and acted as an Ed McMahon to Joy Bishop, I saw Regis on several occasions. He's about 5'5". And a very nice guy. No pretensions with him. The only time I ever saw him get upset is when I kidded him that SC would beat the pants off of Nortre Dame. Man! You'd have thought I lit a fuse!
Anonymous said on 4/Aug/08
Nathan Lane was a guest with Regis last week -- they are identical heights.

Using a Digital Video Recorder (DVR), I carefully examined Regis & Nathan side by side on that TV program.

Nathan is 5' 5 with shoes.
Josephine said on 12/Jul/08
I met Regis back in 2004. I am a 5'4" tall 25 year old woman and he was barely an inch taller than me. I actually was as tall as Kelly, but she was wearing heels.
chuck said on 13/Jun/08
i just met him and i'm 5' 3......and he was way shorter than me.
Ramsay Fan #420 said on 2/Apr/08
I'm 6ft and have met Regis who was surprisingly short, roughly 5'5".
Ripa Fan said on 20/Jan/08
He is not even 5'5". Regis has to be about 5'4. This video even shows Kelly Ripa mentioning how much taller she is than Regis in heels.Click Here
leonari said on 1/Sep/07
never 5'6"-
Ron Burns said on 9/May/07
Well, I stood and spoke with him after one of his tv shows - he was slightly shorter than I am - I'm 5-8. So I think 5-6 is probabaly right on - this was 15
years ago. I think he was 5-7 then - now he's over 70 so 5-6 is right.
GrannyJules said on 1/Apr/07
I know people shrink....I, myself was once 5'9" and now, at age 58, and I don't have osteoporosis, am down to just a hair over 5'6". I remember Kelly Ripa on AMC and she was the shortest one on the show. (She is supposedly 5'2".) She and Mark (her husband) seemed to be almost the same height. I'd bet Regis is only maybe 5'3" or 5'4" at the very most now. We're not talking about years past.
Glenn said on 4/Dec/06
In his youth he was 5-5.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/06
I stood next to him at a hotel and he is not 5'6, he is much shorter.
Anonymous said on 5/Sep/06
It's hard to gauge his height. I thought he was about 5'5 nowadays cause Kelly Ripa is taller than him when she has heels on.
C said on 31/Aug/06
JMG, I completely agree with you. He appears to be around 5'6" elsewhere, but really appeared 2-3"+ shorter on "America's Got Talent". That really makes me wonder if the contestants were really that tall, or if it has something to do with him wearing "special" shoes on his regular show? Just a guess.
sf said on 30/Aug/06
I've always thought around 5'6" too, at the most. Not quite as tall as Leonid, the Magnificent...
Dkko said on 30/Aug/06
I remember a show where The Narcissist showed up to promote SummerSlam and good ol Reg looked almost like Frodo did next to Aragorn in the LOTR movies, The Narcissist was at the peak of his physical condition back then, probably at 197cm, so that would certainly make Regis no taller than 160cm
JMG said on 29/Aug/06
On his show and almost every other appearance he makes he seems 5-6 but on "America's Got Talent" he seems to be 5-3 to 5-4 for some reason.
Glenn said on 5/Aug/06
5-6 it is.
Frank2 said on 5/Aug/06
So Shorty, have you met him? I have and he's 5'6".
Shorty said on 5/Aug/06
Regis is definitely no taller than 5'5" and I would bet 5'4".
C said on 4/Aug/06
I have a hard time believing this guy is over 5'5". Has anyone seen "America's Got Talent"? He is dwarfed by everyone, including some very young girls. He also appeared to be nearly a foot shorter than 6'3" Tom Green, on stage. Either most contestants on the show are abnormally tall, or Regis has lost height.
Frank2. said on 3/Aug/06
I knew Regis quite well, back when he appeared in San Diego and later when he was Joey Bishop's sidekick. Regis is 5'6".
Anonymous said on 2/Aug/06
if reg is more than 5'3, then I'm bill gates
GPM said on 23/Sep/05
I met Regis in 1994. He's about 5'5".
McFan said on 18/Jul/05
I would say Regis is not taller than 5'6. He never looked 5'7.
mjd said on 7/Jul/05
if hes 5'7 now..then he must of been 5'8 at his peak...and that means he would of been 5'9-5'10 with see how ridiculous that sounds????regis right now is 5'4-5'5...
wierd said on 3/Jul/05
Everytime i watch regis and kelly...every guest is taller then him...and come on..every guest cant be 5'8 and over...regis to me is bout 5'5 now a days..but at his peak was around 5'7....remeber,hes in his preety sure hes shrunk
Palladium said on 7/May/05
Hi, Rob is it that money-guy, Regis Philbin not "Regis-Philibin", yes he's between 5'5" and 5'6", just sometimes he can look as an solid 5'8", maybe those many money's make it impossible to judge him. ;-"Pallas"

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