How tall is Richard Speight Jr

Richard Speight Jr's Height

5ft 7 ¾ (172.1 cm)

American actor best known for playing Deputy Bill Kohler on TV series Jericho, The Trickster on Supernatural, and Band of Brothers. This photo was taken at the Rogue Events Asylum Convention (for fans of Supernatural) in May 2009. In a video interview published by he mentioned his height: "when you're Five Eight."

5ft 8 Rob with Richard

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Average Guess (27 Votes)
5ft 7.67in (171.9cm)
Jkiller said on 20/Aug/20
Yang (5 footer 8, 173, Aries) said on 20/May/20
Agreed with Bwk. More like 5ft 7 half than 172.
JohnMoore-162cm said on 19/May/20
He looks more like 5ft7 1/2" , he might be 5ft7 3/4"
weak 5'8 said on 17/May/20
Hey Rob. In my opinion, this guy is the lowest end of average. You agree?
Editor Rob
It's country dependent of course, but if we are talking US/UK (which are roughly similar) then once you get into weak 5ft 8 it's heading towards what might be a crossover towards high end of short or low end of average, maybe 5ft 7.5 is that turning point.
Tunman said on 23/Jan/19
just a visitor said on 6/Jun/09
you have got some pretty awesome blue eyes.

[Editor Rob: thanks jenny, I mean visitor!]
Lol,is Jenny commenting on this site sometimes or was it just on that occasion?
Editor Rob
Well I'm joking of course, I don't know who 'just a visitor' ist!

As for Jenny, she has only visited the site on a few occasions on her own and probably not for years.
Bwk said on 19/Dec/18
5'7.75'' is too high for him, he looks more 5'7.5''.
Anonynon said on 16/Dec/18
@ Paul Wood

Short is below 170 cm. If a male is above 170 at night, it's hard to label him short. I mean, he would be shorter than a lot of men, but the short look starts fading away at 170. 169-170 would be the border between moderately short and below average. Of course, everyone thinks differently, but this is how I feel about it. If a male is below 165.1, then that is starting to get exceedingly short, as that's going below female average. That said, in USA, plenty of people (including Trump) think anything under 5'9.5" is short.
Zampo said on 24/Sep/18
If Rob is 173 cm, Richard here looks about 171 cm. However I think Rob is gaining (a little) from a better stance, how much though is difficult to tell but I would expect him to measure at the least 5'7.5 based on the photo.
Paul Wood said on 6/Sep/18
When does 'short' end and 'below average' begin? Many people say short begins at one standard deviation from the norm so for a man it would be 169.7cm and lower (5ft 6.8in and below). Using the same one standard deviation approach that would mean 'tall' for a man would start at 184cm (6ft and 4/10 of an inch).
Bobby said on 15/Feb/18
He looks to be leaning a bit, and dropping a fraction of his height, the difference can look around an inch here. If he straignened up, it would look closer to half an inch.
Don Julio said on 12/Jan/18
Solid 172 cm man
Slim said on 30/Sep/17
A weak 5'8".
Cameron said on 30/Aug/17
Good example of a weak 5'8". I.E the absolute high end of short.
Rent said on 23/Aug/17
Lol, he has a 6'2" face!!
World Citizen said on 19/May/17
Listing seems accurate. Difference is very low.
S.J.H said on 2/Nov/16
I thought he was 5'6.5 in Jericho but he must be 5'7 without shoe and claim 5'8
169 is said on 20/Jul/16
is this a typical 1cm difference?
Editor Rob: somewhere in half inch range maybe.
Paul said on 22/Jun/16
This listing is right. But I am sure he will edge out cruise. 5'7.5" for cruise
Gerard said on 4/Feb/15
I think 1.72. 7 - 8 - 9 is (173cm) 5'8
Oanh said on 29/Oct/14
Could he be 5'7 1/4"?
[Editor Rob: I don't think he's that low.]
Alex 6'0 said on 12/Sep/14
Rob, does Big K look similar in comparison to you and this guy? This guys looks a little taller than K did with you but also this is a closer up shot
[Editor Rob: I wasn't as certain of his footwear so he got left at 7.75, but he could be shorter.

I can't really offer much more on Big K's height. He is far better to buy a tape measure, get a large aerosol can and get an accurate measurement. Maybe when he and big Mamun meet up, they should measure each other, it's always useful knowing an exact height and doing measurements with someone you know and so get accurate reading.
Realist said on 24/Apr/14
Rob when you write 5'8 you mean more like 172.8 and when you write 5'8.25 you mean exact 173 is that it ? Cause for Jeremy Renner and Steve Buscemi you've written 5'8.25 (173).
[Editor Rob: quarters sometimes given as the person can look a 'strong' 5ft 8 or whatever.]
Alex 6'0 said on 18/Apr/14
I think he looks 5'7.75. Remember Rob measures more 5'8.25. Looks 1/2 inch difference
Aaron said on 9/Apr/14
Mr richard is 172,5 cm and rob paul 173,5 cm but richard look more about 171 172 but he is 172 about 173 i'm sure i have the same height as him and i have a stadioneter in my home
Emmett said on 4/Mar/14
What? I thought he was like 5'10
Jack said on 22/Feb/14
Same as tom cruise and tobey maquire 172 173 ( 173,5 cm )
Gustavo said on 21/Feb/14
He is same as tom cruise and tobey maquire 172 about 173 he have too long neck so 2,3 cm in the neck
hurricane brat said on 10/May/13
I am seeing more 171 than 172.
sehr said on 20/Dec/12
Just continuing the discussion on Speight and Tom Cruise and who is taller. I found a way to make a strong connection height wise between Cruise and Speight and that is by putting together Rob's picture with Speight, and Rob's picture with Lea Thompson, and scale these with an old picture with Thompson and Cruise. By doing this Speight and Cruise looks almost exactly the same, as listed 172 cm.
richkid123 said on 20/Nov/12
Edward Norton's shorter brother.... kidding
Mathew said on 11/Oct/12
Looks more like 171 cm here.
Maximus Meridius said on 23/Aug/12
Rob you and him are about the same height.
CaptainSpaulding said on 16/Aug/12
5'7", and change perhaps.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 8/Aug/12
Rob, with the difference that Cruise's a liftwearer and Speight isnt! You guys always forget this little detail! Cruise can look 5-8/5-9 as you say but only if you dont consider lifts! 172 is still a stretch...
the shredder said on 8/Aug/12
The joke is on him ... I bet Tom is taller then him .
[Editor Rob: you can see Speight with someone like Spielberg.

We've seen Tom with Speilberg, his height can vary from looking similar to looking an inch taller! ]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Aug/12
I know hes taller than g! He looks about 171-172 next to you! I just said that ge joked around tom cruise's height but in your opinion they're the same...
ANDREA[ITA] said on 7/Aug/12
Who's taller than G? Tom Cruise? Anyway, Richard said that Tom Cruise is 5'6 or less, not himself!
[Editor Rob: Richard is taller than G although Tom at 5ft 6 is something I wouldn't bet on]
ANDREA[ITA] said on 6/Aug/12
Rob, i just saw a vid of Richard where he was explaining that it often happens that celebrities are much shorter in real life (he was talking about the fact that Jared Padalecki is very tall in person) and he said that you got celebrities like Tom Cruise who look tall but are short. He said he's 5'6... The funny thing is that in your opinion they are the same...
[Editor Rob: he's taller than G in person!]
Hob said on 27/Jul/12
i watch Jerico and he look 5'7 top frame and 5'9.5 in heeled cowboy boots.
truth said on 7/Jun/12
On the topic of beards, Rob how come you have never gone for the clean shaven look? I've seen many photos, you don't seem too have ever gone there...
[Editor Rob: I just prefer it :)]
emil said on 9/Jan/12
ACG says on 27/Nov/11

Emil says on 26/Oct/11

@Rob his beard makes him 6'5


I'm just kidding. His beard is just so epic but he clearly isn't 6'5 ;)
ACG said on 27/Nov/11
Emil says on 26/Oct/11
@Rob his beard makes him 6'5

Emil said on 26/Oct/11
@Rob his beard makes him 6'5
Nodari said on 10/Oct/11
He's trickster :D
Balthier said on 8/Sep/11
Cool beard
Alex said on 7/Aug/11
This listing seems right. He looks about 1/2 inch shorter than Rob.
James said on 1/Mar/11
he looks 5'7
Mathew said on 7/Feb/11
Looks 5'7.5" tops, likely 5'7" flat.
ChucktheSchmuck said on 12/Jun/09
just a visitor says on 6/Jun/09
you have got some pretty awesome blue eyes.

Yeah, I have also noticed your blue eyes. :) Cool
Alex said on 7/Jun/09
I see this guy at 5'7.5 and Rob may be 5'8 1/8 to be exact in this photo.
just a visitor said on 6/Jun/09
you have got some pretty awesome blue eyes.

[Editor Rob: thanks jenny, I mean visitor!]
sidewalk said on 4/Jun/09
tommy says on 4/Jun/09
I looked down at richard when he asked my he's not as tall as me...
he cannot be 5ft7.75 if you looked down at him.

Exactly... He can't be 1/4 or 1/2 an inch shoter than Rob's 5'8-5'8.25 if you are looking down at him.
Jeez... look at the pic people he can't be 1/4 or 1/2 inch shorter. That's an inch or at the VERY LEAST 3/4 inch
tommy said on 4/Jun/09
I looked down at richard when he asked my he's not as tall as me...

he cannot be 5ft7.75 if you looked down at him
Marc said on 3/Jun/09
Rob, you're doing the famous trick of the celebrities to look taller. You're putting your arm up over his shoulder, which lifts you up a bit. You two are probably the same exact height. You might have 1/4 inch max on him.

[Editor Rob: nah, that isn't the 'hand of mckellen', it's the gentle hand of rob whom you should trust.

I'm aware of how gentle my hand is if I touch an actor especially in last 2 years. If I wanted to impede an actor I'd put the whole weight of my arm round their neck and push them down, but I'm not a fool nor do I want to impede them! I looked down at richard when he asked my he's not as tall as me...

but then even when people sling the weight of an arm on me it doesn't effect much their or my own height! - see dourif of david lloyd for example. Or look at leonard roberts/brent spiner photos - my hand is gently touching their back on purpose.]
sidewalk said on 2/Jun/09
He looks more than half an inch shorter to me. His head would have to be a hair's width lower the top of his hair. He looks a full inch shorter to me. Maybe there's other things going on in the pic I don't see. If I had to judge soley by what I see it looks like an inch difference (5'7-5'7.25).
Salih said on 2/Jun/09
Look 5'8. Because look light to bend.
James said on 2/Jun/09
Rob you do look close to 5'8.5 next to him
Alex said on 2/Jun/09
He's almost dead even with Rob. 5'7.75 may be spot on.
miko said on 2/Jun/09
Perhaps your beard will be like that in 6 months Rob!

He seems a solid 5"7 guy anyway. 5"8 out of bed no doubts.

[Editor Rob: everytime I reach 8 weeks Jenny makes demands and I then trim back to 6-9mm!]
A-Bomb said on 2/Jun/09
I got to say these covention photo's are excellent for gauging height - shame movie stars don't offer a similar process. Rob how do you make the call for 5'7 3/4" over 5'7 1/2"? ;)

[Editor Rob: he could be either 172 or 171 I thought, I think his shoe and my trainer were about same.]

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