How tall is Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe's Height

5ft 10in (177.8 cm)

American actor best known for roles in films such as About Last Night, Wayne's World, The Outsiders, St Elmo's Fire, Austin Powers, Contact, Youngblood and TV series The West Wing. In the Huffington Post he talked about his height: "I'm 5-foot-11 and three-quarters, my favorite thing is that I won't let myself be 5-foot-11 ... I need that extra three-quarters. It's like a little kid who goes I'm 6 and a half ... just say 5-foot-11! There's no shame in it, but I want that three-quarters really, really badly because it almost gets me to 6 feet, and let's face it, that separates the men from the boys, as we all know."

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 9.71in (177.1cm)
Mimi said on 4/Sep/17
The picture above is funny since he has an unforgettable history with "Sex Tape". 😹😹
Editor Rob: a pure coincidence 🤔
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Aug/17
I once saw Rob on the Ellen show and he was as charming as I expected him to be. I thought he was fantastic in 'The Stand'!
Has he really been 5ft11.75 and lost height or has he fabricated a little? (Well, quite a lot if the truth be told!) Yes, there is a fair and noticeable difference between 5ft10 and 5ft11.75!
I heard Rob Lowe used to be engaged to Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House on the Prairie' fame. He had an indescression with German film star Nastassja Kinski and it understandably broke her heart. If he's dishonest in that way, I think it might stretch to other areas of his life too, so I will give him 5ft9.75. It tallies with what other visitors think and I don't like love rats,🐀😝however tempting the 'bait' may be! 👎
Mount Batten said on 18/Aug/17
Got it on good word today from an actor friend who's worked with hm that Lowe is 5' 8" at best. Closer to 5' 7.5".
Hollywood is replete with stars wearing lifts, of course.
Average height of 178cm said on 5/Aug/17
There is no way that he's 5'11 even, if you look at him standing next to David Duchovny in Californication he is more than an inch shorter, and David is 6'0. I'd say he's around my height
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
178/179, people were just jealous.
Frost said on 24/Jul/17
What a pretentious quote. 5'10 is exactly where I have him.
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Jul/17
Take into consideration, he filmed the outsiders while he was just a 17 year old boy... he definitely would of grown 1-2 inches after that film, so it's not a reliable source. Seriously though. I think he's 5"10.25
Dmeyer said on 6/Jul/17
He looked exactlty 5 FT 11,75 in like almost 6 FT wearing 1,75 in biker Boots un person i was barefeet so 5'10
Peter175 said on 25/Jun/17
A lot of 5'11 mental gymnastics in those quotes but still turns out to barely look 5'10
Slim 181 cm said on 13/Jun/17
If Lowe is 182 cm then I'm 186.5 cm! Lol 😂 Still voted 178 cause I'm a nice guy!
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jun/17
Next to 179 brad pitt he looks 1 or 2 cm shorter
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He's 177.5 cm.
MD said on 2/Mar/17
With 5'9"(ish) Mario Lopez:

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Realist said on 8/Jan/17
5'9 range with Akshay Kumar who is around 5'10.75.
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I think Andrew McCarthy is around 5'7.75. C.Thomas Howell 5'10. Ralph Maccio 5'8.5, Emilio 5'5, Cruis 5'7.25, Judd Nelson 5'9, Patrick Swayze 5'10.5 and the tallest in that group is Matt Dillon at 5'11 unless you include Anthony Michael Hall at 6'1.
Pierre said on 25/Nov/16
Rob seem have very advantageous shoes in the picture at this page in this site.
jervis said on 5/Nov/16
There are some pics of him with a 77 year old Clint Eastwood were clint is about 4 inches taller.At that time Clint was more in the 6ft1 height range,making Lowe more 5ft9 than 5ft10,unless Clint was still 6ft2 at that stage.
Animus said on 1/Nov/16
It boggles the mind that someone can believe they are two inches taller than they actually are. It's especially strange since the difference between 5'10" and almost 6' is the difference between feeling average and feeling tall. He must be under the illusion that most men he sees are six feet tall.
Ted89 said on 13/Jun/16
Looks shorter than Adam Brody in Thank you for Smoking, my guess is 176,5
small foot said on 12/May/16
his lifts and shoes make him close to 6 he is about average height....
hijopotamus said on 22/Mar/16
same height as Brad Pitt...5'10" max
Johno said on 22/Feb/16
Looks around 5'9.5 with Ralph Macchio and was similar in height to Brad Pitt.

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/16
Lowe is legit 5ft10. He was similar to Swayze and Dillon in The Outsiders. In that picture above he may not be that far from his claim...
Dmeyer said on 23/Dec/15
From wath i saw in person not over 5'10 with à chance of 5'9.75
Sam said on 13/Nov/15
I agree with the 177cm cencus. I think he could measure 5'9.75, but this is a fair listing as well. Guess he's another one of those using the 2 inch rule. No 182cm man would have a hard time saying 6'0 instead of 5'11 lol.
James C said on 1/Nov/15
I think he would be like 5'9 1/4 too 5'9 1/2 if he didn't have an big head.
BM said on 22/Oct/15
My friend had a picture taken with him on the beach in Florida barefooted back in 1990. Exactly 5'10
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Aug/15
178-179cm range. People want to downgrade him because they're jealous
Dmeyer said on 25/Jul/15
Évén with footwear advantage dont look 5'11.75 in biker boots he is about 5'11.5
a said on 20/Jul/15
177 max
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JB said on 6/May/15
After watching him in Parks and Rec and The West Wing. I think he's struggling with even 5'10"
MD said on 14/Apr/15
With 5'9"(ish) Eddie Murphy:

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Not a millimeter over what's listed, and I could see an argument made for something shorter.
Mr.T said on 13/Apr/15
Michael Jackson looked taller than him by almost an inch, so if MJ is 5'9", that makes Rob 5'8"-5'8.5" max.
N said on 5/Apr/15
If Jimmy Kimmel is 5'11.5" then Rob Lowe is 5'10". An easy 1.5 inches between them. You could only ever speculate lifts in either of them as I wouldn't have thought that the shoe difference would be significant. If Kimmel wears lifts then Rob could be what he claims. The trouble is, it seems that EVERYONE is wearing lifts these days! Even the over 6 footers I'd bet ;)
184.3cm said on 5/Mar/15
Yup 5'10 and not a mm over it. Must have measured in cowboyboots or something.
Art said on 4/Mar/15
Rob is't that quote a little ridiculous? Why would someone being 5'11 3/4 downgrade himself to 5'11"? That's just absurd. And he's making this whole speech about being 6 feet when he's not even close to that. This guy has large height issues...
[Editor Rob: maybe he is half-joking, but then maybe not! I always believe you should be as accurate as you can with height, up to a point. I know we talk about fractions, but in general most people will round.

It's easier if you use the metric system, then at worst if you round to the closest cm you will only be rounding 5mm...]
orangeman said on 7/Feb/15
He looked 5'11 in old photos but now looks 5'10
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jan/15
Rob, how old is that quote?
[Editor Rob: only from 2013]
the shredder said on 26/Dec/14
Rob he looks over 5'10 with Ralph Macchio , more closer to 5 '11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Nov/14
Almost 6ft is insane but I wouldn't go under 5ft10.
Drew said on 16/Oct/14
From watching Parks and Rec, he never once looked below average to me. 5'10" seems like a good shout for him as he looked marginally taller than 5'9" Adam Scott in every scene they were in together.
Yaspaa said on 8/Sep/14
"probably lost an inch or so"... I don't think so.
mindfusion said on 12/Jul/14
Someone looks as good as him, any height would be fine. Good dude from fade away generation.
Mateo said on 8/Jun/14
Just walked by him at LAX he seemed really no more than 5'8.5" but he has probably lost an inch or so.
Dmeyer said on 8/Jun/14
I bélieve he measures 5'11.75 biker boots on i was barefeet. He was wearing bikers 1.7in type we were eye to eye
Az said on 4/May/14
Met him, spent an evening at a party with him. 5'10. Not short not as tall as my 5'11 brother.
ian said on 25/Feb/14
No ****ing way. Chris Pratt towers over him.
Knowitall said on 8/Dec/13
Closer to five-nine.
the shredder said on 6/Dec/13
Patrick always look the tallest on The Outsiders.
MD said on 6/Dec/13
With Jimmy Kimmel, who is listed 5'11.5", here, but who I feel can't be over 5'11" flat:

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Tim said on 5/Dec/13
Officially, Rob Lowe 5'11. Patrick Swayze - 5'10. I'd say he looks a good two inches shorter than Swayze, not an inch taller! Look through some pics from Youngblood(1986). You be the judge. I say 5'9 at very best
Ted said on 3/Dec/13
5'10" seems spot-on for him. It's what he's always looked throughout his career.

Kind of funny that Lowe would be so specific in his "5'11 3/4" claim. I've noticed more celebs doing this lately... probably in order to make the public go, "Oh, well, they gave their height to the quarter-inch! So it MUST be legit!". LOL. Not.

Ashley Hinshaw is another example of this, claiming her height as a very specific "5' 7 1/4", when, in About Cherry, she is consistently towered by 5'8" Heather Graham. Go figure.

Bottom line: Extreme specificity in a claim means nothing. Intent is all.
avi said on 29/Nov/13
Well the 5'11.75 is definitely from shoes in morning . Maybe he was in 1.5 inch shoes or something. 5'10 maybe 5'10.25 but he looked 5'10 next to bill O'Reilly
Gregorovich said on 25/Oct/13
His official website used to say 5'10". The website has been renovated, and it has no mention of his height as far as I can tell. He's putting out the 5'11" 3/4 to sell an image for Hollywood. He looks around 5'10," which is still good height.
Yvette said on 18/Oct/13
I saw Rob a few years ago. I'm 5'10 and he is about my height. Maybe and that's a big maybe he is a little taller but not shorter.
cole said on 13/Oct/13
"It’s like a little kid who goes I'm 6 and a half ... just say 5-foot-11!"
So according to Mr. Rob Lowe, a 6'0.5 guy should just say 5'11? Well that makes absolutely no sense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Oct/13
5ft10.5/179cm is possible, IMO
RisingForce said on 15/Sep/13
Good find on the quote, Rob. Always find height quotes interesting as I'm sure you noticed. Would have thought Lowe would have tried a 5'11" flat claim.
Sam said on 8/Sep/13
Made his morning height claim while wearing shoes.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/13
I can believe 5ft10 and change but 5ft11.75 is crazy. McConnaughey and Crowe on the other hand I do think are 5ft11 guys that claim their morning heights.
cole said on 2/Sep/13
Why would he give that whole speach about how much it means to him to be 5'11.75 if he's only 5'10? There is no reason to lie about being 182, which is a really weird height to lie about being to begin with. He's a really good actor though, I'll give him that.
linke said on 29/Jul/13
He needs his 3/4 cuz he's 5'9.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Jul/13
Rob,, is 179cm a possibility?
[Editor Rob: it wasn't an impossibility like 5ft 11.75]
Editor Rob said on 19/Jul/13
This guy has been hanging out with Matthew McConaughey and has joined the ranks of celebrities who claim 5ft 11 and 3/4!
Allon said on 18/Mar/13
Saw him on Californiacation last night & looked a good 2-3 inches shorter than David Duchovny but in Rob's defense he was barefoot the whole show. I think Rob's dead on on his height. Now if we could just get him & David D. barefoot next to each other that would seal it.
penguinboy25 said on 14/Mar/13
Looks 5'9.5 next to 6'0 NFL WR Reggie Wayne who measured bang on 6'0 at the nfl combine.
John said on 11/Sep/12
yh right shaun, 6'2 thats far from perfect. it don't look good. 5'10 is my ideal height.
Silent d said on 8/Nov/11
He always looked 5 foot 10 to me. Taller than five foot 9 charlie sheen.
Santo6ft said on 25/Aug/11
Probably 5'10 with great posture at peak, 5'9.5 - 5'9.75 today.
TruebloodFan said on 11/Aug/11
always claimed 5'10. an honest guy.
Voiceless dental fricative said on 22/Jul/11
The Alan Light photograph should be taken with a grain of salt. Rob told me in the Jerry Seinfeld thread that he has no confirmation of his height beyond what he told him.

I think Lowe may be more a 5'9 and change guy rather than a fully bloated 5'10.
Shaun said on 11/Jul/11
If this guy was 6'2" with that face it would be unbearable LOL, he'd be too perfect!
Shaun said on 11/Jul/11
Weak 5'10"...
Shaun said on 11/Jul/11
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) says on 23/Jun/11
Alan Light's no more than 175 cm. My best guess is 5'8". I've gone over this numerous times, especially on Dolph Lundgren's page and others, but anything over 5'8.5" is an impossibility for Alan Light.

So Michael Jackson was 5'6"?
barbara said on 3/Jul/11
he couldnt be over 5'9 because in the outsiders patrick was taller than him.. although he was only about 17 18 he could have stilll grown a bit but no more than 5'10...
Jeff said on 28/Jun/11
This site is so off! Saw him at the clift hotel in SF. This guy is 5"8 tops!
He had some shox on so barefoot about 5"7 ? I am 5"11 he is not near it! My wifes comment was "he seemed taller in the brat pack era"
Jeff said on 28/Jun/11
I meet this guy tonight at the Clift on San francisco. He is NOWHERE. Near 5"11 he is a solid 5'9 with Nike shox! I am 5"11 and I was amazed at how short he was as was my wife .
Cranberries (17m, 193.75-191.25) said on 23/Jun/11
Alan Light's no more than 175 cm. My best guess is 5'8". I've gone over this numerous times, especially on Dolph Lundgren's page and others, but anything over 5'8.5" is an impossibility for Alan Light.

In reality, Rob Lowe trades blows with 5'7.75" Piven and looks more like 5'8.5" himself.
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(In this above photo, the pictures near it show Rob Lowe actually has thick footware...)

5'8.5" for Rob Lowe.
Bizzy said on 7/Jun/11
I second HawaiiMKT. I saw this guy about 15 feet in front of me filming something on the santa monica pier and he looked 5'8.5 to 5'9ish to me. He was shorter in person.
dmeyer said on 6/Jun/11
looks like 0.25 in taler than 5 ft 10 alan lad , wath i can say there was a swiming pool scene i was barefeet he had 2 in footwear and we were similar height so he might have been 5 ft 11.75 with the 1.75 in footwear for sure no more than 5 ft 10 also tom sizemore was here and was about 5 ft 10.5 5 ft 11 he has 1.1 1.2 shoes rob was similar height with sizemore so 5 ft 10
David said on 29/May/11
Looking at him on Graham Norton this week, he may be more in the 5ft 9ins zone these days.
HawaiiMKT said on 24/Mar/11
i bumped into him at a restraunt in Honolulu a few years ago, he was with Ivan Reitman. He walked right by me and my wife. I am a true 5'10 1/2, barefoot, army measuring tape. I put him at about 5'8 1/2. 5'9 with the hair. sidenote: he seemed very nice and a solid guy to everybody there.
TheVerve180 said on 11/Mar/11
jtm says on 6/May/10
rob lowe is a example of a 5'10 guy unlike matt damon, sylvestor stallone, adam sandler, and mark wahlberg.
Put Matt Damon out then I agree with ya.
Jo said on 25/Feb/11
I'd say 5'10, definitely no more though. On Parks and Rec he looks a bit shorter than Nick Offerman, who I'd say is a strong 5'10/weak 5'11.
jim said on 11/Feb/11
Looked a little bit shorter than Jay Leno when he was on his show last night.
hey i know that guy said on 4/Feb/11
rob has always seemed a solid 5-10. i don't think he is 5-11 though. but he is taller than the guy in the photo above (look at the shoulder line and the eye line), so i wonder about that guy if he claims to be 5-10 1/2. could be the three inch hair poof on his crown cheating his way up.
Yvette said on 3/Feb/11
I saw him once and he didn't look 5'10. I'm 5'10 and he seemed shorter than me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Dec/10
5"10.25(178cm)...looks about even with Alan
dmeyer said on 2/Dec/10
dosnt look shorter than alan , i was barefeet when i met him he had 1.7 in heels and we were similar height he is for sure not over 5 ft 10
dmeyer said on 26/Jul/07
i doubt as short as 5'9 but 5'9.5 to 5'10 yes
Height Tracker said on 25/Jul/07
Dmeyer aren't you 5'11" though. That would make Lowe closer to 5'9"
dmeyer said on 16/Jul/07
he was about my height i was barefeet at a pool and he had 2 in boots i might have had 0.5 in advatage floor but he is defenetly not over 6 in 2 in boots so 5'10
dmeyer said on 16/Jul/07
sizemore was brely my height like alidl shorter and low was alidl shorter than him even thaugh he had 2 in heels so 5'10 no more and there is a possibility of 177 cm 5'10 is good for him
glenn said on 13/Jun/07
he can look 5-9 to 5-11.he is tricky.
radio_man said on 13/Jun/07
I think he's 5'9 barefoot! way he's taller than that in the movi outsiders, he was just abit taller than cruise and they both in is 5' I think he's 5'9
dmeyer said on 21/May/07
he is no taller than 5'10 in 2 in boots he wasnt as tall as me when i was
glenn said on 21/May/07
saw him finally last week.seemed close to 5-11.mightve been footwear.5-10.5 actually.
leonari said on 21/May/07
Kim: are they selling crack on hallifax?? wealken short? at least 6 feet. Rob Lowe short? He is at least some people live in their own little world...5'5" what a joke!
Kim said on 20/May/07
Saw him in Halifax on the street.. just a few feet away. He is a very small, short man. I'm 5' 5" and he didn't seem taller than me. Is it because he is a celebrity and I expect him to be bigger than he really is? Saw Christopher Walken once up close in an airport, and he too seemed very small and short to me... hmmm
dmeyer said on 4/Feb/07
no more than 5'10 i was barefeet and he was wearing 1.9 inches boots 5'10 seems right he was the same height as sizemore in 1.25 dress shoes
John Doe said on 7/Aug/06
In Rob's 1986 film Youngblood (hockey movie) a coach reads off his height and weight. I put on the movie...Direct quote: "Five foot ten, one hundred and sixty pounds." Rob was only 22, men can grow until there 25. So he could have grown some. In my opinion Rob is 5-10. But sometimes his skinny frame can make him appear half to an inch taller.
Anonymous said on 17/Jul/06
Macey is so short, 5'6 to 5'7 at best, and Lowe is a half an inch to an inch taller than Macey. No way is he any taller than 5'8.
D. Ray Morton said on 26/May/06
Stiffelio - yeah, I really think Macy's about 5'8"-5'8.5". He's taller than "your average jockey" (they tend to quite short - Casey Kasem is tiny), but he ain't no 5'9".
MD said on 10/May/06
5'10.5", after viewing D. Ray Morton's pics seems to be more than generous. Looks a solid 5'9" to me, but no more.
Elio said on 10/May/06
I'd guess he's around 5'9.5"
Stiffelio said on 10/May/06
So these pictures and your comments on Lowe would put Macy in the 5'8" range rather than 5'9"?
dmeyer said on 10/May/06
hat's wath he looked when i met him he was wearing 2" boots and he was barely as tall as sizemore with normal shoes on
Judi Maxwell said on 11/Apr/06
I am 5'6" and stood next to Rob Lowe when he was in Portland, OR. He is nowhere near 5'11". He was considerably shorter than me on level ground!
Frank2 said on 16/Mar/06
I'm watching About Last Night and in some scenes Rob is a good three inches shorter than Jim Belushi and always two inches shorter 5'11" George DiCenzo. I know DiCenzo's height since I've seen him. I've met Belushi and he's taller than I am by at least an inch.
Frank2 said on 15/Mar/06
Rob was a good two inches shorter than James Belushi in About Last Night. That film also starred Demi Moore.
Slickster said on 5/Mar/06
I would say he was 5 ft 11 barefoot in his prime (or just marginally under), but is probably 5ft 10 - 5 ft 10-and-a-half these days. Here is a link to pic taken at a Tsunami Aid appeal convention of Rob and Brad Pitt: Both actors look about the same height (although you can't see footwear). What do you think?
Frank2 said on 27/Feb/06
Rob is barely 5'10". Take a look at the film About Last Night which co-starred Jim Belushi. Belushi is at least two inches taller than Lowe and I've met Belushi a couple of times and he's six feet even.

[Editor Rob: I didn't think there was that much between them in last night, I forget now if he had trainers in that film]
MaxB said on 26/Feb/06
Looked 1.5 inches shorter than James Belushi in movie "Living in Peril"-
West Wing Fan said on 25/Dec/05
To amend Blondie's comment... In the West Wing episode "The Black Vera Wang," Allison Janney's character CJ mentions that the black dress that she was going to try on was made to fit a woman who is 5 ft. 11. Not to say that that that is completely authoratative. Now, if CJ is 5'11, she is probably 6'2 in heels. We know that she is taller than Josh, that Josh is taller than Toby, that Toby is taller than Sam (Rob Lowe), that Sam is taller than Leo, and that Leo is taller than the President. If Leo (John Spencer) is around 5'7 and the President (Martin Sheen) is around 5'6.5 or so, it would make sense that Rob Lowe is around 5'9 or 5'10--otherwise, Allison Janney would certainly have to be an unbelievably tall woman! So, my final bet is he's probably 5'9 barefoot.
Blondie said on 1/Dec/05
I could believe he could be 5 ft 10 in, 5 ft. 11 is pushing it since Allison Janney is 6 ft tall and she had a couple inches on Rob in scenes on the West Wing. Emily Procter, who readily admits she's barely 5 ft 3 in, wore at least 2-3 inch heels while in scenes with Rob and she was still a good 5-6 inches shorter than he is. In many scenes her head hit right about his shoulders. There's a picture of Ms. Procter standing next to Rob Lowe in an ensemble shot at an awards show and he's still at least half a foot taller than she is.
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Aug/05
From gossip newsgroup: "Rob Lowe is much shorter than I had expected. I'm 5'9" and I think that I was a few inches taller than him. Peter McNichol is also quite short, but I never thought he was particularly tall to begin with"
dmeyer said on 23/Feb/05
on dr vegas he looked shorter the same height than sizemore but he was wearing 2 inches boots he is around 179 cm

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