How tall is Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper's Height

5ft 8 ¾ (174.6 cm)

American actor best known for his portrayal of Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell on tv series Prison Break, in addition to roles on other shows like Heroes and Stargate Universe. In film he can be seen in The Transporter 3 and Hitman.

Height of Robert Knepper
5ft 8 Rob with Robert

Robert Knepper convention
5ft 10 ¼ Josh and Robert

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Average Guess (21 Votes)
5ft 8.51in (174cm)
okbymeman said on 24/Aug/19
Could be a solid 175cm, maybe even 5'9 flat. Here's him stacked up against Jim Belushi, who is listed here at 180cm. Though it is likely that the ground isn't level, Knepper looks only an inch shorter. If he was under 175 you'd expect him to look shorter than this: Click Here
c-mo said on 1/Jul/19
I am guessing him around the same height as my brother . my brother is about 176cm in the morning and about 174cm in the evening (give or take 1-2mm)
jonas said on 4/Oct/18
5"8 bodytype but his head is big, he might be 5"9
MAD SAM said on 15/Jun/18
174 cm guy
Slim 186 said on 9/Dec/17
Yeah pretty much 174-175 and 176-177 first thing in the morning. Below average but not short.
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 2/Dec/17
@Bobby

But Knepper's leaning more. I think 5'8 3/8" or 5'8.5" for him.
Bobby said on 5/Oct/17
Same height as Rob, from what I'm seeing.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Aug/17
ALSO faulty was the second word in the third submission. Instead of 'they're' it should read 'they'd'!
OK? Great! 😁 👍 🚬
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Aug/17
🍪 Correction Time! 🍪

Re: The first submission on the subject of Robert's 'Prison Break' character, T-Bag.

I wrote 'and he just HAVE to have a bravery award', whereas it should have been 'and he just HAS to have...'

I have just noticed that my autocorrect tried to change it to HAVE again, so it might have been its fault in the first place! 😝
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Aug/17
....and they're pass for a convincing potato! 🍪🍪🍪
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Aug/17
Note: These funny little things could just as easily pass for T-Bags as biscuits! 🍪🍪🍪

Now isn't that well worth remembering!
Sandy Cowell said on 21/Aug/17
Going to prison with a name like "Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell" isn't a wise idea if you're intending to keep yourself to yourself!
I give T-Bag 5ft.8.75, a packetful of Rich Tea - and he just HAVE to have a bravery award!

☕🍪🍪🍪🍪☕ 🏆 😌😙 🚬
even said on 25/Jul/17
as you know after waking up , m.r rob is 175 cm , but at the end of the day he can be as low as 173 cm . this guy is 1 cm taller than rob
even said on 24/Jul/17
a quarter of an inch taller than rob
RisingForce said on 26/Jun/17
5'9" would explain why he was consistently taller than Statham. Maybe he was the full 5'9" 10 years ago and lost a small fraction?
Andrea said on 25/Jun/17
Why don't you give him that mark then? It seems you thought he was 176, just after meeting him, and I'm sure you had him at the full 5'9 at one point. What made you downgrade him?
Editor Rob: I did see him again a few years back and thought close to 5ft 9 was a good fit for him.
Andrea said on 25/Jun/17
I'd be very surprised if he was the ultimate a$$hole because, as I said, he doesn't look a height aware guy at all...
In one episode from season 2 his height was described as 5'5 in a "police report", LOL!
Rob, is the full 5'9 possible? Of course he doesn't look much different than you in the photo but he never looks as short as 5'8 on the show next to Went/Dom and the other guys! Funnily, Michael Rapaport can really look just 6'2 (as he claims) next to him, if he really is only 5'8.75!
Editor Rob: yeah 5ft 9 on the nose may well be possible.
Mimi said on 22/Jun/17
So is he the ultimate a-hole? 😅😅😅😅😅
Editor Rob: the Ultimate A$$hole has met Jenny too...in fact we both talked to the guy and he seemed a pleasant chap.

Of course, when he discovered he wasn't listed 5ft 9.5, the mask slipped 😳 😱 😨

Knepper certainly has played an Ultimate A$$hole, but in real life?
Slim 181 cm said on 8/Jun/17
S.J.H, okay how about knepper is only 1 cm above Rob. And rob said he's evening height is 173.5 and if he's dehydrated 173 or something to with the spinal discs compressing.
S.J.H said on 8/Jun/17
@Slim 181 cm said on 7/Jun/17

Are you sure? Certainly not in this picture. Lol
Slim 181 cm said on 7/Jun/17
S.j.h, I see knepper at least 2 or 1.5 cm taller
S.J.H said on 6/Jun/17
If knepper is close to 5'9 then rob is 5'9 on the dot
Average height and slim said on 28/May/17
Looks 1 to 2 inches shorter than Wade Williams in Prison Break.
World Citizen said on 25/May/17
5 ft 8.25
Sammy Derrick said on 23/May/17
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It's funny they made him look 5'10 in Prison Break,I guess when your playing a criminal you have to appear imposing.
Andrea said on 12/Apr/17
Sarah always gave me a 173-4 impression on the show, she looks very close to what I thought in the picture with you (I think she'd measure 173, AT WORST)! I do remember you gave her the full 5'9 at one point but she never looked that tall, to me! The current listing is a good shout! 😉
Robert, as i said, is a bit the "anti-Vin Diesel" guy in photos so it's not a surprise that he can appear max 5'8 to some people, at times! If you say that he looked close to 5'9 in person (maybe similar to your dad, at the time of his 5'8.8 measurement?), I can certainly believe it!
The fact is... How tall does Dom look in those pictures? Shouldn't he appear close to 5 inches taller, given his noticeable shoe advantage? I know you've said that his big head can be a bit deceiving but I really can't see him that much taller!
Editor Rob: you could argue both Wentworth and Dominic were both a weak 6ft 1 range....and with cat type or doc martin boots can seem big 6ft 1 guys on some occasions.
Andrea said on 12/Apr/17
Very short??? I've seen that episode too and, if anything, Dominic struggled to look 10 cms taller than him!!!
Take a look at these: Click Here Click Here
The fact is that Dominic is also wearing big boots (as he often does) in that scene, so he probably has even a 0.5-0.75 footwear advantage over Robert! But I guess it speaks more to Dom's listing because even with the other guys (Amaury, Rockmond,...) he didn't look as tall as 6'1 in that ep, despite wearing big shoes!
Robert never really looked short to me in PB, more average range (maybe shortish at times) but I think the current listing is fair enough! He doesn't look a height aware guy at all to me... He's a guy who often stands with bad posture in photos, it seems he really doesn't care about appearing tall so I doubt he'd wear lifts!
Editor Rob: I'd say from in person that Knepper was more 5ft 9 than say someone like Sarah Wayne up close...in fact Knepper was a bit taller than mark Sheppard back 10 years ago when i first seen him. I think that was his first convention if I recall.
berta said on 10/Apr/17
he looked very short in new episode of prison break. domininc had over 10 cm on him.i think 174 would be best listing. also i think he uses lifts sometines becuase he was 2 cm taller than statham
Gwynbleidd said on 29/Mar/17
A weak 5' 9" for me.
S.J.H said on 19/Mar/17
Lol at most he is 5'8 and i still think rob at least a few mm taller
berta said on 9/Mar/17
175 in not samll small and on prison break he looked like a short guy. and in the photo he is not 2 cm taller than rob. rob have meet him and i dont think hwe is more than 1 cm wrogn in listings of people he meet. i think tghhis guy could be 3 mm under 174
S.J.H said on 2/Mar/17
He had a big head in circumference head than rob and didn't quite look same height. I did say rob edge him a big fraction from tip of head. Knepper hair is higher and rob always got under 1cm hair volume so Knepper is 5'7.75 a shout
andreea said on 14/Feb/17
rob sorry but here at best of best is 174 cm tall with you.
Andrea said on 29/Jan/17
I meant this picture: Click Here
Andrea said on 28/Jan/17
Rob, did he really look a couple of cms taller than you when you met him? He doesn't look any taller than you in the photo but he probably isn't standing at his tallest? I've noticed that he stands quite loose in many photos... Would you say he looked similar to your dad, by the time of the HC? Btw, you said he didn't look under 5'9 at one point but then decided to give him a fraction under... What made you change idea? Speaking of Dominic, there are some pictures where he doesn't look much taller than Robert: Click Here Click Here
In this picture, though, I must say that Dominic looks a decent 6'1 but again Robert certainly doesn't look like he's standing at his best, unlike Dominic!
Editor Rob: yes, I think close to 5ft 9 is reasonable for him, taller than 5ft 8.5 I felt.
Balrog said on 6/Jan/17
Rob what is his claim? And does he had footwear advatange on the picture?
Editor Rob: never seen one Balrog, I don't think there was much difference in shoe.
josh jeffords said on 6/Dec/16
Very underrated creepy guy can be good or bad his height is pretty clear he is 5 9 onscreen and in shoes.
So barefoot Id say exactly as listed he would edge me out a bit in height man is he skinny. I bet I got 50lbs on him.
He isnt under the listing unless he is an expert at platforms and I've never seen him in them.
Ice said on 2/Oct/16
5'9 in Prison Break . Great actor !
gog said on 28/Jul/16
also guessing that flat and 3/4 inch differences are not as noticeable as I thought.
gog said on 28/Jul/16
i assume the "k" is silent. nepper.
Hector said on 1/Sep/15
5'8.5'' with shoes on, he probably lists himself as 5'9'' though, as most people add an inch or two to their height. He wouldn't have lost more than a negligible amount to his height from age, maybe half a centimeter, so it's safe to say he's always been 5'8.
Max said on 11/Aug/15
He's 5'8, probably reaches 5'9 with shoes on. He's never been 5'10.
Key said on 18/May/15
He's 5'8 flat from the looks of it.
Red said on 20/Mar/15
5'9" peak
miko said on 19/Mar/15
I guess its not improbable that Knepper could have been the full 5'9 20 years ago.
[Editor Rob: I've not see it for a while, but I certainly don't remember him looking taller than patrick stewart on one episode of ST, so I would safely rule out 5ft 10 for him...]
johny blazze said on 29/Sep/14
5'8.5. what a hell 5'9 is impossible
Josh b said on 3/Sep/14
Click Here
My photo with Robert.
jtm said on 17/Aug/14
if he is under 5'9 like most people here are claiming then statham is under 5'8.
soby said on 16/Aug/14
Robert knepper could be 1.74,5?What do yow think rob?
[Editor Rob: generally I think he's on the 5ft 9 mark]
1.78-1.80 said on 29/Jul/14
I think his height was 1.77 when he was younger, but now 1.75. What do you think Rob?
[Editor Rob: I don't know about that, he was 49 here, if he lost anything maybe a fraction but near an inch I'd be surprised]
marshall said on 21/Jul/14
I think he is 1.76 -1.78 m , because it has an extremely bad posture. tell you this because my father is 1.80 m and when he walk with me(1.74 ) It seems 1.76 -1.77.rob what do you think,kneeper is a 1.76-1.78?Please answer my question.
[Editor Rob: seen him several times and he looks about 5ft 9 to me]
1.74 m,r h said on 21/Jul/14
I think he is 1.76 -1.78 m , because it has an extremely bad posture. tell you this because my father is 1.80 m and when he walk with me(1.74 ) It seems 1.76 -1.77.rob what do you think,kneeper is a 1.76-1.78?Please answer my question.
LG69 said on 24/Oct/13
Same height as Rob, but his head is tilted. Maybe 5'8.5"
6urhfhjg said on 2/Jul/13
Posture is bad on that photo if straight he could be as big as 5'10
leonari said on 11/Jan/13
I think 5'8.5 would be perfect for him.
tom said on 17/Dec/12
174cm sharp, no argument
TURKISH BOY 174 TO176 said on 17/Sep/12
I THİNK HE İS A BİT TALLER THAN YOU BUT NOT MORE THAN HALF İNCH BUT I THİNK YOU SHOULD LOOK THE PİCTURE TRANSPORTER3 PHOTOS WİTH STATHAM HE İS EASİLY 3 CM TALLER THAN STATHAM SO STATHAM AROUND 172 OR 171 CM ROBERT İS 174.5CM 5FT8.5İNC
c-mo said on 27/Jul/12
rob do you think he could be 176cm at his lowest ?
[Editor Rob: I believe five nine is what he looks to me]
jack said on 6/Jan/12
Why do u think that he's 5'9"? You call yourself 5'8" and you look a little bit taller than he is. Doesn't makes sense. o.O
[Editor Rob: I think he dropped a bit more posture than me so he potentially could be nearer 5ft 9 more than he could be 5ft 8.]
Silent d said on 3/Jan/12
5 foot 9 and freaky.
ChiasmataX said on 23/Dec/11
I don't see 175cm for him, maybe in the morning or maybe in person. He's at most 174cm.
Hullywood said on 3/Dec/11
In the PC Game of Prison Break, he ist listed as 1.76m.
ROB what do you think, from where they get this information? From Robert himself?
Scofield (Wentworth Miller) ist listed as 1.84m in the game.
[Editor Rob: it's close to what I think he is, I don't know if they got info from any actor though.]
Ryan said on 3/Dec/11
I think, he's about your height, ROB
LAN Jiao said on 20/Oct/11
174cm
carnegie said on 4/Oct/11
mm i think this guy might be 176 looked taller than jason statham
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/11
5"9.25(176cm) upstraight
dddd said on 3/Sep/11
sometimes he looks too short he can be a 5ft9 as he can also be a 5ft8
Reality said on 3/Sep/11
Looks 5'9-5'9.5
ANDREA[ITA] said on 8/Aug/11
Yeah! Looks around 1 cms taller than ro, so he's around 195!
Nikkster said on 7/Aug/11
Looks around 2 CM taller than Rob, so I'd believe Robert is around 176 CM.
Moke said on 9/Jul/11
wow, that's an suprise: thought he looked taller in Prison Break. Must be the embodiment of his character.
truth said on 26/Jun/11
5ft7 max
Dean said on 21/Apr/11
Im suprised about this..I always thought he looked tallish In prison break at least 5'10..he must be at least 5'9 although in this pic he looks 173 tbh haha crazy!
CHB said on 24/Jan/11
"tron" yourè not very smart are u? They have a totally different posture! Rob is standing så straight as he can meanwhile Robert has a more relaxed psoture...
tron said on 16/Jan/11
i still think he's shorter than Rob. Look at the difference of height of the eyes. They're a little bit below rob's. Probably 5ft 8.
Legend said on 4/Jan/11
he's 5'8.5 looks to me
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Jan/11
177-178cm or a weak 5"10 on Prison Break
Barry Langcaster said on 11/Jun/09
From this photo 5'8 he and Rob look to be the same height, does not appear to be a 5'9 ner.
MD said on 24/May/09
He's probably a good inch shorter than Amaury Nolasco from pics I've seen, and Nolasco is not the 5'9.75" here's listed, here. I wish Rob would look at the pictures of Nolasco with Mark Wahlberg and Ryan Seacrest.
Neon Genesis said on 17/Dec/08
Well, in the picture above Knepper looks excact the same height as 5'8" (173 cm) Rob. What more evidence do you need? He is in no way 5'9" (175 cm) or more, he looks really short in Prison Break.
leonari said on 29/Nov/08
He looks the same height or a tad taller than Statham in Transporter 3. I don't believe that either of the 2 are 5'10 guys. He could be 176 and Jason the same but not 178 cm.
dmeyer said on 29/Apr/08
even thaugh he didnt look over 176 to you is 177 possible for this guy he can realy look 5 ft 10 somtimes

[Editor Rob: it's unlikely in my estimation, but that doesn't mean it's impossible.]
leonari said on 28/Apr/08
Thanks Rob: I wasn't aware that he will be the villain in Transporter 3. Very cool. He is great!
He looks taller than Jason Statham in that clip...what do you say Rob?? He looks 5'10!!

[Editor Rob: that wee clip was surprising, it might have been camera angle but in person he didn't appear 5ft 10.]
dmeyer said on 28/Apr/08
he looks 2 cm taller than statham he can look 5 ft 10 alot in season 3
leonari said on 27/Apr/08
those who say Robert is 5'8 can't gauge height for ****.

[Editor Rob: here is small clip of Robert with Statham bts Transporter 3]
Heightwatcher said on 27/Apr/08
afterlife that must be a joke. On the screen he looked to me about 5feet10. In the picture above he is loosing about half inch - an inch next to rob.
Anonymous said on 27/Apr/08
afterlife: Your opinion is off.
afterlife said on 26/Apr/08
in prison break he looks about 5'8 in my opinion
Andre said on 15/Apr/08
ted t very intelligent comment d-,-b. They are still shooting Prison Break you know..
ted T said on 25/Mar/08
He looks like T-Bag on that pic
D. Ray Morton said on 24/Feb/08
Wade Williams appears shorter in Season 3 in part because his posture changed pretty dramatically once inside Sona.
dmeyer said on 24/Feb/08
rob you should look at season 3 ,knepper looks 1 cm taller than wade williams
Charliemoto said on 24/Feb/08
leonari says on 21/Feb/08
Charliemoto: given his age? given his age??? THE MAN IS NOT EVEN 50!!! Stop posting this random bull of people losing an inch in their 40 ies...For god sakes...
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looks to me he lost some height i dont care what you think that's my opinion and it stems from the fact that in his prime movies he never looked to me below 176-177cm now he seem to vary a lot compared ot the early ages.

my opinion like it or not, Robert is 174-175cm now, 176-177cm early days.

people lose height at any age but since Robert is 49 he mightve lost 1cm or so, some people age to 70 and dont lose any some at 35 lose an inch so dont be too sure LEONARI.

have a nice day.
Josh said on 23/Feb/08
I knew he wasn
dmeyer said on 22/Feb/08
defenetly 175 176 cm zone ,but i dont understand how come he keeps looking taller than 179 180 wade williams
Realheight 88 said on 22/Feb/08
In this pic considering that he hasn't his best posture, he looks 5-8.75, close enough to 5-9.I agree with leonari, he doesn't look short on the show.He looks average.And a great actor.
bad radio said on 22/Feb/08
looks 5'8 dead on.
Stiffelio said on 22/Feb/08
Thanks for the picture, Rob..it looks great...I love this actor! On screen he might look taller because of his wiry appearance. Now on this picture he looks no taller than yourself. Maybe you were pulling him down a little bit? Anyway, I'll buy 175 cm for Knepper, but 174 cm is possible too.

[Editor Rob: nah, my hand is very light on him, but for certain he's standing a bit looser than me.]
dmeyer said on 21/Feb/08
at his age he lost nothing or like 1 cm
leonari said on 21/Feb/08
Charliemoto: given his age? given his age??? THE MAN IS NOT EVEN 50!!! Stop posting this random bull of people losing an inch in their 40 ies...For god sakes...
Charliemoto said on 21/Feb/08
1 word - BEST ACTOR EVER!

he's quite slim as a body giving a taller appearence but to be fair in his prime he did look as tall as 177cm but now he's barely 175cm and that's ok considering his age.

infact nowadays he's 174-175cm.
dmeyer said on 21/Feb/08
rob there is someting weird in the last 3 episodes he keeps apearing taller than wade williams ,knepper had 1.4 in sandals against converse for wade bu he shouldnt apear taller
Gonzalo said on 21/Feb/08
Hey, I thought he was taller than that. He wasn
miko said on 21/Feb/08
Seems to have a similar build to Sly Stallone.
D. Ray Morton said on 21/Feb/08
Great shot, Rob! Robert looks close the same height as you here, maybe *potentially* a little taller. So 5'9" could be right. His head looks rather large, too.

I'm a huge fan of his work. He and William Fichtner stand out like sore thumbs as being the best actors in Prison Break. Was he a nice guy?

[Editor Rob: yes, this was a low key con with him and stacy keach, like only 300 folk there so I had a couple times where I managed to talk to him, very well mannered and gentlemanly.]
leonari said on 21/Feb/08
Spot on. Doesn't look short on the show. Amazing actor.
Realheight 88 said on 14/Feb/08
No, i don't think he is taller than 5-9 because he is noticable shorter than 176-177cm nolasco.
dmeyer said on 13/Feb/08
rob is there a chance you will give him 176 cm

[Editor Rob: this fits him fine at the moment]
dmeyer said on 10/Feb/08
rob you should upgreat hin he looks more 176 177 cm since he can look the same height as wade williams who is weak 5'11 i think he deservse aleast 176 cm as you saw him
Realheight 88 said on 17/Jan/08
He looks 10cm shorter than purcell.So 5-9 is right.
dmeyer said on 26/Oct/07
he realy dosnt look under 5'9
med said on 6/Oct/07
in prison break he looks sometimes as tall as wentworht miller (michael ) but his height is very well
dmeyer said on 18/Sep/07
5 ft 9 is 175.26 wish is not far from 176 cm this guy must be close to 5'10 in the morning he dosnt look too young so might have been 1 cm taller
dmeyer said on 5/Sep/07
rob please add rockmound dunbar who looks to be a bit taller than nolasco so 5'10 to 5'10.5
dmeyer said on 12/Aug/07
i agree incredible actor
dmeyer said on 26/Jul/07
so whi whi dont you give him 5'9.25 but he does look very short compare to the big guys

[Editor Rob: 5ft 9 is the best guess
Yuri said on 19/Jul/07
that's about right I think , just watch S01E16, at the hollander house; on the american most wanted show you see a policephotograph of him. It says pretty clear that he's exactly or just slightly under 69 inches, which put's him at 175 cm almost exactly. he's atleast 5-9 and tops 5-9.5
dmeyer said on 18/Jul/07
looks short on the show because he is surounded by 189 stormare 184 miller 185.5 purcell
xD said on 23/May/07
he looks short on prison break. like 5'7, 5'8
kimi said on 22/May/07
he's 5'9" then he's not that tall. haha, he's an awesome actor!! and i'm dreaming of him and since he's not that tall... our height compromises.. =)
berta said on 11/May/07
he lokes around 175 i think
Franco said on 11/Apr/07
the thing is he is pretty thin and that make him appear taller, if TOM CRUISE were 5'9 and Knepper 5'9 , knepper would look 1 inch taller from afar.

dont forget in Prison Break they use all sort of tricks to make short actors appear taller, small wooden blocks, lifts and much more.

i still think he is 5'9 flat max.
Keara said on 30/Dec/06
Yeah, I would say he's around 5'9. Cause he looks shorter compared to Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield for you idiots who dont watch Prison Break)
Surrey said on 26/Dec/06
In some shoots he looks only a few centimetres shorter than Wentworth, I'd say 5'10''.
Marcus said on 9/Nov/06
I actually thought this guy was only 5'8''???
Franco said on 2/Nov/06
you should be ashamed for saying Robert Knepper is an excellent actor...

HE DOESN'T ACT!.......HE IS!......

the word fantastic applies.

5.9 flat is correct.
horacle said on 13/May/06
176-177 seems right. Fabulous actor!
Danny said on 1/May/06
175 seems right, and yes very good actor!
cupida said on 29/Apr/06
5'9 seems right. according to the internet movie database (imdb.com), he's 5'10 but I dont know where they get those figures from so they could be wrong.
Dagger said on 27/Apr/06
5'9 looks about right to me. Wentworth and Dominic both tower over him.
Stiffelio said on 20/Apr/06
I was wondering about this guy. He sometimes looks tallish, but he's definitely 3 to 4 inches shorter than (6' 1" ?)Wentworth Miller. 5' 9 1/2" seems fine. Magnificent actor!!

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