How tall was Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris Height

5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)

Australian Painter, Musician and Television personality, remembered for shows like Animal Hospital and Cartoon Time. He once said in The Mirror: "I'm 5ft 10ins. Actually, you can make me 5ft 10 and a half, if you like. Ha ha" and also in a BBC article in 2012 said "I used to be 5ft 10 and a half, probably about 5ft 9 and a half inches [now]."

How tall is Rolf Harris
Rolf and Timmy Mallett
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Average Guess (15 Votes)
5ft 10.08in (178cm)
Arch Stanton said on 24/May/23
Yeah, it's difficult to say "RIP", more like "RIH" ("rot in hell"), but he still had family and people who loved him which we should respect. Shows that often people who seem the nicest in showbiz can often be the opposite in some ways. He probably was a decent guy at heart in some ways, but just had that perverted trait. Sad end to his life really as he'll always be known as a paedo now, which overshadows the good stuff he did. He was certainly a great artist, his portrait of the Queen is fantastic. 5 ft 10.5 seems about right! Yes, quite a well built guy, probably 15 or 16 stone I'd imagine.
Cranky said on 23/May/23
I came face to face with Rolf Harris at the Windsor Royal Farm Shop around the end of 2012, soon before he was arrested. I'd been told some years earlier by a casting agent I'd got to know that a few years earlier she saw him gleefully showing other showbiz people pictures of naked girls. He was quietly sifting through some apples as a pair of elderly ladies opposite me were whispering to each other "Look, it's Rolf Harris!" I looked up as he walked towards me and I looked into his eyes and he returned a stony look at me. I was surprised at how heavily built he was.

Anyway, I'm 5'9" and he was a touch taller then me, but he'd developed a slight stoop.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/May/23
One of the less sad departures today, Rob

With that being said, this is fairly reasonable claim
Weak5'11james said on 23/May/23
And he's just died. Rot in hell..
James (179cm) Jones said on 15/Apr/23
5'10 ½ peak, and 5'9 ½ now for this sicko..
Sandy Cowell said on 31/Mar/23
@ Gerald S - I couldn’t stand that stupid yodelling noise Savile would make with his throat. I got through to plenty of
DJs in their phone-ins, but I’m pleased to say that JS wasn’t one of them. Cheers Gerald! 😄👍🏼
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/23
@ Arch - What that beast got up to is unbelievable. I’m angry that he wasn’t found out while he was still alive. To
rob a child of his or her innocence is beyond contempt.

They’d have LOVED him in prison and he’d have received a taste of his own medicine.

Gerald S said on 29/Mar/23
Rob, would you agree with 5'8.5" for Jimmy Savile?
Editor Rob
Yeah I doubt at his peak he was under that.
Arch Stanton said on 29/Mar/23
My sister really liked Rolf too Sandy, and said for a long time he had to be innocent. In some ways it's like a kid finding out Santa isn't what you thought he was! I could believe 5'10 and change, I can't remember Timmy Mallett being that short when I used to watch Wackaday as a kid, but he was rarely standing by anybody for reference.
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Mar/23
@ Arch Stanton - I remember watching Harris every Christmas morning giving presents to needy kids in homes. I was completely fooled; I was a child and thought he was being nice.

It makes me sick to think what he was really up to.

5ft10 of utter filth. 💩
Paul 177 cm said on 23/Mar/23

Ian Watkins from Lostprophets did have a page on here. He was listed as 5' 10.5" (179 cm).

I remember one user specifically saying he looked 5' 11-6" in person when they saw him in Wales.

A few other guesses had him above his listed height too.

But after all the comments his page attracted following his conviction, the page was retired in 2013/14.

I remember there were many debates such as - Well, how comes Hitler still has a page?, etc.
Editor Rob
I had no recollection of it! But now you mention, I do recall a guy called Mr S who met him, maybe that's where the 10.5 came from.
James (179cm) Jones said on 21/Mar/23
Hi rob, Since Rolf has a page, did lostprophets singer Ian Watkins have a page before he was caught?
Editor Rob
He never had one, just the 'h' guy from Steps who shared the same name.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 24/May/21
I was once told that I could sketch like Rolf Harris. (2005)

Sod that! I don't want anything to do with comparisons to him. 😝
ChaosControl 6'2.5/189.2cm said on 23/May/21
@Jamie 1998 lots of other celebs have done very questionable things and haven’t had pages removed because of it. Hell this site keeps Hitler’s page on
Jamie 1998 said on 21/May/21
Why would the page by retired? This site is about documenting height. Guessing his height is in no way supporting him or what he did @Slim 6'1
slim 6'1 said on 16/Jan/21
Got him at 176.5
Slim 6'1 said on 14/Jan/21
@Rob after what happened shouldn’t we retire this page?
Editor Rob
I don't know about that, but with time I think less people have searched or were interested in Rolf's height.

For those who are, Rolf could look shorter Tom Jones who claimed the same height, though footwear unknown.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Oct/19


Mark Harrison said on 16/Mar/19
5'10" was probably his peak height.
Cranker said on 7/Jun/17
I walked right past Rolf Harris a few years ago (a little before the scandal broke) in the Windsor Farm Shop. I'm 5' 9" and he was about a half inch taller than me, but exhibiting a slight slouch that can come through age.
Sandy Cowell said on 30/Mar/17
Anymore interesting data on perves, we can always use Rolf Harris's page!
Splendid logic Arch!
Sandy Cowell said on 29/Mar/17
@ Arch Stanton - What a brilliant idea to have a page 'for creeps'! Ha ha ha!
I give this stinker 5ft10.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Mar/17
I've seen both of them in person. Saville I saw sitting by himself in a pub in Richmond in 1997...obviously couldn't gauge his height. Harris I saw walking his dogs near where he lived in Berkshire about a couple of years later. He seemed 5ft10 range and he would have been about 70. I actually thought he'd be shorter! Between both of them Harris seemed less suspect I must say. I've watched clips of both of them and I feel he was maybe a little more cautious. Savile showed more obvious signs
Arch Stanton said on 28/Mar/17
I think Savile looked 5'7.5-5'8 with Thereoux at near age 80 though Rob. Peak he had to have probably been nearer 5 ft 9. Don't care anyway!
Arch Stanton said on 28/Mar/17
Yeah I think Savile probably around 5 ft 10 in shoes, maybe between 5'9 and 5'9.5. peak. I saw a few documentaries on him the other week and could not believe the lengths he went to prey on victims. Real psychopathic tendencies. He ransacked all the files in Broadmoor mental hospital to dig up dirt on the staff so if any of them caught him abusing patients he could threaten to report them and them lose their jobs. It really is astonishing how he got away with it under the guise of aristocracy, eccentricity and his fundraising. I doubt Rob would have create a page. Perhaps he should create a multipe page for heights of creeps LOL.
Editor Rob
Savile a real piece of work...but then Hitler has a page.

Historically, he was a famous person and if the site was around in the 70's, his page might have been one of the most popular ones...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Sep/16
Hmmm maybe near 5ft9 peak for Savile?
Editor Rob
he might have been around that mark.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Sep/16
5'10 for Savile? LMAO, maybe standing on a big colouring book ;-) Saw him with Louis Thereoux years back and looked in 5'7.5-5'8 range I think. But he'd have been 80 odd and would have lost height.

It is sad what happened to Rolf though. People will only think of him as sick pervert now, but I can't fully forget the endearing man I grew up watching and his artistic talent. He's a guy you'd never suspect would have done things like that! I mean he was always a bit eccentric, so was his wife, but not that obvious. Savile on the otherhand we always knew he was a creep.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Sep/16
Rob, I suppose Savile will never get a page here will he?
Editor Rob

The site documents famous heights, so if he had a page in the past I would probably have left it.

As for Jimmy Savile's actual height, he claimed to be "about 5ft 10" at one point, although you'd never have thought of him that tall, he always seemed shorter than that.
Bran said on 14/Jun/15
Found a claim here Rob what i thought you may found interesting, Jimmy savile claiming 5ft10 in the ending few seconds of the clip, by this time if he was 70 something and was only ever near 5ft8, that was probably a good 3 inch upgrade haha ....
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Editor Rob
Jimmy was what I'd call a 'huge' British name, but a global non-entity...I wonder if there was ever a case of a celebrity so well known in their own country (in the UK he would be known by 99.9% of the population aged 30 or over) to have ever been exposed as such a creep?

Anyway, claiming 5ft 10 is a bit of a joke, I'm sure he lost height by then, but never looked 5ft 10 in younger days.
FlameBoy said on 23/Mar/15
speaking of celebs turned child Molesters what is your guess for gary glitter rob ?
Editor Rob
both Glitter and Jimmy Saville looked roughly similar height, maybe 5ft 7 peak...jimmy could look near to 5ft 8.
Bran said on 5/Feb/15
Not a particular page i want to be commenting on, but i came across this video where he futhermore claimed 5ft10 and a half, I think thats about right, and what a shame about the findings, its a shame the mans now too old to be rightly punsished, this should of happened 40 years ago, should be away for the rest of his days now.
Andrew said on 21/Oct/14
Shouldn't you remove this page?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Oct/14
Well Rob, let's hope not. Especially if it involves young teenagers. What this man did was despicable.

Retired yeah?
Arch Stanton said on 7/Jul/14
Rob it should be Painter rather than Paint anyway. Timmy Mallet's mallet Pinky Punky, that bearded guy from Knightmare, and T-bag will be convicted next :-) Sort of like learning that Santa Claus has the eye for young ladies! I didn't think he looked as tall as this. I'm not sure you should remove him. Most of his offences are pretty minor and I think he's been blow up by the media into a Glitter like personality which I really don't think he is. If we can have a page for Hitler then nothing comes close!
Editor Rob
he probably dropped 2 inches and in the clink he'll probably lose another inch or so...but there will be other scandalous celebrities in the future I'm sure.
Bryson said on 6/Jul/14
This person should be removed.
john b said on 6/Jul/14
We have Hitler on this site why should we take Rolf off ??
James B said on 5/Jul/14
Retire page rob?
Almost 5 10 said on 2/Jul/14
Bet there's a few more celebrities sweating. At this rate, Rob will be the only person listed on this site! The lid is slowly coming off...
Editor Rob
I don't think many would have seen this one coming...
Wanderer said on 28/Feb/14
Remove him because of a conviction? So now we are indulging in the Stalinist practice of removing people we disapprove of from history! Does that mean Tony Blair will be removed if he's ever convicted of war crimes?
What a load of posturing self-righteous, politically correct nonsense.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/13
:( its for the best
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/13
Rob, would you ever consider retiring this page because of his conviction?

"Peak height was 5ft 10.5in (179cm)"
"Rolf Harris's height is 5ft 9.5in (177cm)"

Looks sub-5ft10 range now at 83.
Editor Rob
I might retire it yeah if he is convicted.
The Mighty Chandoc said on 8/Sep/13
I walked towards him and was about a foot from him in the Windsor Royal shop. He is definitely 5ft 10in.
Mark said on 4/Jun/12
Possibly a bit shorter now he's in his eighties?
Sean said on 30/May/11
Rolf 5' 10", i wonder how tall Ed is?
ForensicNYC said on 8/Sep/06
He looks lower than 5'10" because he slouches a lot, even when walking. Maybe due to his painting positions...he painted a lovely portrait of a nice lady...
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His third leg made him taller than 5'10"...
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A lot of people imitated this "third" leg, thinking it would boost their height...
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