How tall is Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

American actor best known for playing Mac on tv series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In a Chicago Sun Times article it described him as "the 5-foot-9, 162-pound McElhenney"

How tall is Rob McElhenney
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For example, my size. I’m 5ft 9in. I joke about it a lot, but am I actually insecure about being 5ft 9in? No, I’m not. And the reason I’m not is that I hit a certain point in my life when I realised that I wasn’t going to grow any more. That’s it. So, what the fuck am I going to do? Am I going to spend the rest of my life lamenting that? Or am I going to go, “Well, this is who I am, and I guess if you can’t get on board with that, then there’s nothing I can do for you.”
-- Mens' Health 2021 (

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Average Guess (18 Votes)
5ft 9.42in (176.3cm)
Tall Sam said on 20/Apr/22
Rob gets measured here by Charlie Day, almost 10 minutes from 31:00 on here are devoted to height and arm span. Rob gets a 5’10” measurement in shoes and a 5’9” arm span. Click Here
Editor Rob
If he's reading the figure on the tape right, then you could say 5ft 6 is a good shout.
Tall Sam said on 8/Dec/21
He says he spent his teen years being not fully grown and being much shorter and slower to grow than his male contemporaries so was probably relatively relieved to not turn out as a particularly short guy. Footage of him acting at around 20, he still incredibly young looking, like a young teen, and he’s one of these odd cases where he looks better in general at over 40 than he did in his 20s.
Monkey knees said on 19/Nov/21
5ft 9in. Spot on.
Tall Sam said on 20/Oct/21
He probably wakes up at a strong 5’9” not 5’9” flat.
Crixus said on 18/Oct/21
Interesting quote there by Mcelhenney,you can tell he'd kill for 3 more inches of height. I like him at 5'9 flat when he wakes up and somewhere around 5'8.75 when he goes go sleep.
MaskDeMasque 5'9.5 said on 25/Sep/21
Why would you spend the rest of your lamenting over a very typical height for a bloke lol. If he was 5'5 his comment would make sense lol. 5'9 or 5'9.25 for Rob.
Tall Sam said on 14/Sep/21
Rob seems to have a healthy relationship with his stature based on the quote and seems from all I’ve seen very confident and assertive in real life, as well as imposingly muscular even after his fit Mac season, as well as very dissimilar from his character Mac.
TheDon91 said on 28/May/21
Kylo said on 15/Jan/21
I think he could stand for a quarter inch upgrade. I could see him at 5’9 1/4 or even 5’9 1/2 maybe. I know in Sunny they describe him as being 5’9 but Rob seems like a guy that would be cool with downgrading his height by a quarter
MaskDeMasque said on 26/Dec/20
I think 5'9.25 is more likely than 5'9 flat.
179cm guy said on 10/May/19
Charlie: 5'5.25-5.5
Glenn: 5'10-9.75
Rob: 5'9-9.25
Kaitlin: 5'7.25-7.5
Danny: 4'9 now
Crab said on 6/May/19
Rob how tall do you think D.B. Weiss (GoT showrunner) looks with him:

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He looks around 5'10" I'd say. I think he must wear lifts to events as sometimes he can look 6'0" next to David Benoiff (who is surely no less than 6'2") and other times barely 5'10". He is also listed 6'0" online.
Editor Rob
Generally I can see how 5ft 10 might be possible for Weiss.
Anonymous said on 21/Oct/17
He looks the same height as his 5'8 wife in heels
Saddlesablaze said on 3/Apr/16
I met him at Dublin Airport. Really cool guy btw. He must have really good proportions because from a distance he looks tall. Up close he does seem to be around 5' 9", maybe a little taller.
MD said on 16/Jun/15
Glenn generally has better posture than Rob most of the time, though, so that also has to be taken into account.
lelman said on 12/Jun/15
I don't know, I think Glenn looks more than an inch taller than Rob. Here they are both wearing boots and he looks a good 2+ inches taller.

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Also, here is that episode I was talking about where they're both wearing cat's and Glenn looks 2 inches taller.

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I think he is at least 5'10.25", if Rob is a legit 5'9".
linke said on 8/May/15
Legit 5'9. Glenn Howerton needs to be listed on this site.
Sam said on 10/Apr/15
Howerton looks a pretty dead-on 5'10", he's roughly an inch over McElhenney, pretty even with Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo and looked about 5 inches shorter than Will Ferrell in Everything Must Go.
lelman said on 16/Mar/15
Rob, what do you think about Glenn Howerton? He's the only one on the show you don't have listed.

I actually take back what I said before, I think even despite Rob McElhenney's constant footwear advantage, he still get's edged out by Glenn. I think Rob is about 5'9.25" and Glenn might be 5'10.5", there's an episode where they're both wearing Cat boots and Glenn looks nearly 2 inches taller.
Editor Rob
not sure if he'd be quite 179cm, will have a look soon.
MaskDeMasque said on 14/Mar/15

Yeh, Rob looks 4 inches taller. 5'9.5. Glenn is like 5'10.25.
MD said on 13/Mar/15
For reference: With 5'5.5" Charlie Day

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MaskDeMasque said on 12/Mar/15
Strong 5'9. 176-177cm at night.
lelman said on 20/Nov/13
176-177cm in my opinion. If Dennis is legit 178cm that is, there's definitely not a full inch between them.
bam said on 5/Jan/13
5'9.25 or 5'9.5. He looks very close in height to dennis in it's always sunny sometimes identical in height
JMS said on 10/Dec/12
I think Glenn is about .5 - 1 inch taller than Rob. Rob tends to wear boots while Glenn usually has shoes with little lift like converse so they sometimes look the same height.
MaskDeMasque said on 8/Dec/12
Dennis called Mac 5'9 in Season 8 Episode 8 of Sunny.
MaskDeMasque said on 4/Aug/12

yeh, i think charlie maybe slightly under 5'6 and not sure glenn has an inch on rob. maybe glenn is more 5'9.5-5'9.75?
MD said on 2/Aug/12
I've been wondering about Glenn, myself, because like you said, sometime they look the same height and sometimes Glenn looks taller. It may be posture and it may simply be that Glenn is actually taller but by maybe not even a full inch. Charlie, I think is maybe even less than 5'6".
MaskDeMasque said on 31/Jul/12
just starting watching this show, its fantastic and very funny. he seems about this height. charlie around 5'6, kaitlin looks 5'8, glenn 5'10 maybe? at times he looks taller than rob other times they look same height.
Bo said on 25/May/09
Wow I always firgured this guy was around 6 foot. Phish is kind of a short band
D. Ray Morton said on 14/Mar/06
He really does look 5-7 in this photo. I thought I remembered him as being a little shorter than that.

I met him in '93 and at the time thought he looked about 5-6 (granted, it was eons ago). What would you say, Glenn?

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