How tall is Rick Moranis

Rick Moranis Height

5ft 5 (165.1 cm)

Canadian actor, best known for films such as Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Strange Brew and Little Shop of Horrors. A 1984 article mentioned "Moranis stands 5-foot-5½, 'But in 'Ghostbusters,' I was working to look 5-foot-2'. He once described himself as "5 ft. 5 in"

How tall is Rick Moranis
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I tend to get parts that look like little guys only they're actually much bigger. My actual height is five foot six (a figure he later amends to 5 ft. 5½ inches) so to put it bluntly it's obvious I' not going to be offered a part that might go to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
-- The Ottawa Citizen, 1987
Well, I wasn't being offered a lot of the Schwarzenegger parts! When you're 5ft 5in, have a round Jewish face and wear glasses and refuse to wear contacts, you're going to get offered certain parts. I didn't feel the need to change anything I was doing - I embraced it.
-- The Guardian, August 23, 2013

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Average Guess (10 Votes)
5ft 4.43in (163.6cm)
A. Sandborg said on 5/May/22
Rick Moranis took a hiatus from acting in 1991, when his wife died of cancer, to devote himself to raising their two children. He did some voice parts and after 20 years, returned to acting in a sequel of "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" called "Shrunk".
Sinclair said on 15/Apr/22
I’d take his word for 5’5.5”, I thought Moranis had the edge on 5’5” Mel Brooks in Spaceballs,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/21
Interesting...he's not quite as short as I imagined. Watching Ghostbustes, Honey I shrunk and Space Balls I reckoned he was closer to 5ft2!

That 5ft5½ I can believe as a peak
Zach Catselbow said on 30/Oct/21
Hey Rob, I’ve watched a bunch of movies with this guy now from the 80s/90s. I would probably give him a 5’5”- 5’5.5” peak. Would you agree?
Editor Rob
It's not impossible to believe he could have cleared 5ft 5 for a measurement.
ChaosControl 6'2.5 said on 2/Jan/21
I just found an article that calls him 5’1 is he a guy who the media downplays often? It does also say he gets listed as 5!4
Editor Rob
Moranis own claim of 5ft 5.5 isn't too bad, I think he looked at least 5ft 5 in 80's and 90's
Editor Rob said on 11/Oct/20
I found another older quote from Rick where he tried saying 5ft 6 but seems admitted 5ft 5.5.
The Shredder said on 14/Nov/17
Rob , he actually does claim 5'5 here ...

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Editor Rob
ok thanks, I was sure he had said it somewhere!
The Shredder said on 14/Nov/17
Just re watched Ghostbusters 1 and 2 , He does look about this height honestly.
diavolo said on 5/Aug/17
Moranis looked shorter than Mel Brooks. I'd say he's 5'4".
Moe said on 17/May/17
RichardSpain said on 2/May/17
Thanks Rob. I knew that his wife died.The producers and directors only gave him comedy roles, and so he was very sad after his wife's death to make comedy roles. In my opinion. Do you know what is he doing nowadays?

Editor Rob
not read much about him for many years.
mister_lennon said on 27/Apr/17
My guess: 165-166.
Namor said on 27/Apr/17
He voiced one of the mooses on brother bear and was probably in another film. So Idk what yous are on about; ignorant
RichardSpain said on 26/Apr/17
165 cm is possible no more.

I don't understand why he retired... Does anyone know why? I have read many histories about him but I don't know if they are false.
Editor Rob
his wife died in 91.

Shame, and sad he never really made more movies as he was always an enjoyable actor to watch.
Shredder said on 24/Mar/17
Rob , is close 5'6 possible? He looked it barefoot with John Goodman
Editor Rob
I certainly wouldn't guess him as short as 5ft 4...I think the last film I watched of his was spaceballs and felt this current mark was ok for him.
Shredder said on 19/Jan/17
Whatever he claims , I just watched some movies with him ( Ghostbusters , Little Giants ) , He really looks at least 5'5 , I say 5'6 isn't impossible
Celebheights 6'1.75/187 CM said on 20/Sep/15
How did he get listed as 5'1" on other places? He's short, but not that short. 5'4"-5'5" is accurate.
Isabel said on 2/Jul/15
Rick Moranis: is 5"1'
the shredder said on 18/Jul/14
Rob , what would you guess his weight in the 80's ?
Editor Rob
130 maybe
Sean said on 22/Mar/14
He's listed at 5'1" on our favorite search engine lol.
rbentrdr said on 2/Mar/14
Joan Cusack is 5'8" and she's a head taller than him in My Blue Heaven.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/13
Yeah I guessed 5 ft 5-6 in Honey I Blew Up the Kid. Marcia Strassman looked tall next to him and around 5 ft 9. I'll put in a request for her, not sure how much chance its got of succeeding though!
tutu said on 4/May/13
Saw the the same thing as random boy
Random guy said on 12/Aug/12
Saw him listed as 5'1 on another website!
guyfrommars said on 5/Dec/11
I'd also say 5'4". That's his listed height in most places, and he looks it. He was greatly towered over by 6'2" John Goodman in The Flintstones (both of them were barefoot in the whole movie).
5'8.56784 said on 15/Jul/11
He looks diminutive in every scene he's in, I'd call him 5'4 at best, 5'11 Sigourney Weaver had around 6 inches on him while she was barefoot and he was with dress shoes on Ghostbusters. And all the Ghostbusters were at least a head taller than him, he's tiny indeed.
cmc said on 27/Apr/11
he's smaller than marcia strassman in honey i blew up the kid , shes 5ft 10 and yeah i guess he's 5ft4 , she towers him
jtm said on 15/Nov/10
he is taller than pesci. pesci is 5'3 and moranis is 5'4.
leonari said on 14/Nov/10
An inch too high
Ahleks said on 12/May/09
He is Michael J. Fox short. I don't think he ever was more than 5-4.
Anon said on 24/Mar/09
I highly doubt that Rick Moranis is shorter than 5'6''. He was an inch taller than the then 15-16 year old Devon Sawa, when they starred in Little Giants. Devon Sawa is now 6 feet tall. That would be one heck of a growth spurt for him!!!!
Peter said on 17/Aug/08
as per 'the shredder' comment, I'm 5'5" and always used to claim 5'6", but only till I got a full medical, I was shortened by an inch lol. Rick looks 5'5", but no shorter, and I don't think an inch or two, if he wanted to add more on, would dispell the fact he's a small guy.
phil said on 12/Jul/08
probably 5'4''-5'4.5''. maybe shorter now.
Antron said on 7/Dec/07
5'5" is probably too high for him, but only a bit. I think 5'4."
Jon Doe said on 28/Sep/07
dwarfed is an exageration but he is short.
leonari said on 24/Sep/07
This is off. The man is 5'4"
sf said on 23/Sep/07
I like 5'4" - is even dwarfed by Dave Thomsas, who, I don't think, is taller than 5'8"..
billie_blue said on 22/Sep/07
Oh, yes, we have a contest in our family how short he is. I think exactly this!:)
Viper said on 1/Jul/07
Unreal. Never in a million years would I say he was this short.
Anonymous said on 30/Jun/07
5 ft 4 in when i met him during the Little Giants premiere
the shredder said on 1/Aug/06
rob , its funny because he looks 5'5- 5'6 range in Honey I Shrunk the Kids .... but in ghostbusters he looks about 5'2 ? also most 5'5 men claim 5'7 !!! .... but theres no doubt that he looks this height in Honey I Shrunk the Kids !!!
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/06
I agree with Becky because he's shorter than Mel Brooks who's 5'5" in Spaceballs
Becky said on 18/Mar/06
i think this guy is an inch shorter cuz he doesn't look 5'5" to me!
TheJerk said on 14/Mar/06
I always though 5-4.The thing is he reminds me of an older version of my friend due to the short stature and nerdy/glasses factor. On screen he looks to be a replica in fact and he is 5-4 at most. Which makes me feel like a giant for once cuz Im only 5'11 on a good day.
Glenn said on 11/Mar/06
Hmm.sounds Right To Me.

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