Ron Perlman's Height
5ft 11.25in (181 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 0in (182.9 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films such as Hellboy, Alien Ressurection, Cronos, Enemy at the Gates, Drive, Pacific Rim and The City of Lost Children. On TV he has starred in series such as Sons of Anarchy and Beauty and the Beast. In a Lycos webchat (22/3/02) he commented on his stature, saying: "I'm not short, I'm about 6' 1. I guess I worked with a lot of smaller people, which makes you look big"
. In a Creation Convention in 1988 he claimed though "I'm six foot two. I think [Linda Hamilton] she's...I don't know how tall she is exactly. I would imagine she's about five-five, five-six. That's why everybody thinks I'm so much bigger than I really am."
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Average Guess (23 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 11.7in (182.1cm)
Current: 5ft 11.22in (180.9cm)
said on 17/Oct/17
What height was he in his late 40s?
Editor Rob: I don't think he lost anything in 40's.
berta said on 6/Oct/17
good update. i personally go with close to 184 peak and strong 181 today. Dont think he is shorter than current arnold schwarzenegger.
said on 21/Aug/17
He needs a peak height Rob. He's in his late 60's and has horrendous posture these days. He looked much taller in his earlier roles. Close to 6'1" at peak and seems to be a little over 5'11" today.
Editor Rob: he may have been over 6ft in 80's and by now looks not much over 5ft 11.
Wilfred said on 17/Aug/17
He looks tall
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jul/17
182 prime, now 180
Mike said on 21/May/17
Just seen him today and he's 5'7 at most lol.Still looks like he's 7 foot tall on the screen.
said on 12/May/17
In majority of the photos with Charlie Hunnam and Kim Coates he seems about 3cm shorter than them but in this picture it seems like Ron is more like 175cm. Definitely would not go as high as 183cm for him. 180cm tops: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/17
He's got the voice and the hulking stance of 6ft4-5 guy
berta said on 19/Apr/17
rob dont you think he deserves half inch taller at peak he still looks 6 foot ore maybe 0,5 cm under, he is 70 years old in 3 years. its very likely that he have lost half inch. i think 184 peak would be good and today maybe still 6 foot but in 2-3 years he is not over 182
Ian C said on 6/Mar/17
Perlman is like the surprisingly short Willem Defoe in that he has a big guy's face. Perlman's face is so striking that he seems deformed, as if he were acromegalic. He is very good at playing big guys, like Hellboy for example.
If you're an actor, being able to project physical size might be more useful than actually being big. Think of Rod Steiger, who was burly but not especially tall, but who played a police chief in In the Heat of the Night who seemed to be huge. Or Telly Savalas, who was not that tall but always played big guys.
Mike said on 20/Feb/17
This guy is in his sixties, so he probably lost height, and was 184-185 in his prime.
Ray said on 16/Feb/17
I would put him at 6'1" for his peak height, and 5'11.5" today.
berta said on 5/Feb/17
saw alien resurection yesterday. i have a hard time believe he was only 6 foot falt at peak. when he stood up straight ( withc he only did i a few scene" he had about 4,5 cm on weaver. i think nothing under 184 peak today he may be weak 6 footer but not 20 years back
Ice said on 26/Jan/17
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jan/17
184cm peak is likely.
berta said on 6/Jan/17
i think he was taller than 183 at his peak he is 66 so i think he have lost about 2 cm in height. 184 peak and 182 now
roy said on 16/Nov/16
There is no way he is as low as 5'9 even with his bad posture. He probably needs a peak height added. I'd guess he was 6' 1/4" peak and about 5'10 1/2" now.
Josh Jeffords said on 27/Oct/16
Saw Ron in drive he looks a weak 5 10 even 5 9 especially across from gossling.
He looked 6 5 or 6 in hell boy he had massive boots on likely was a weak 6 ft prime.
He did look and act big up to maybe 10 years ago little longer.
Current height is 5 9.5
Roy said on 3/Oct/16
Rob, he may need a peak height added. I think with his bad posture he's down to a flat 5'11. Probably over 6 foot peak height.
Aza said on 24/Sep/16
It's a good listing. Still waiting for Hellbiy 3 although it is highly unlikely .
Mike said on 18/Sep/16
I think he was 6ft 1 or very near it during his peak.
nobody 20166 said on 14/Sep/16
Saw Ron Pearlman at Awesome Con in June, he is nowhere near 6'.
TruthSeeker said on 27/Jun/16
I saw Ron Perlman at Gold's Gym today in Hollywood as he was right next to me. He wore regular sneakers and was a lot shorter than I expected. Today he looks between 5'9"-5'10". Definitely not 6'0"-6'1".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/16
"Peak height was 6ft 0½in (184.15cm)"
No less. I think today is still around 6ft when he stands tall which is hardly ever. He's a terrible sloucher.
said on 29/Apr/16
Rob, In his younger days could he be 6'1 or 6'0.5?
Editor Rob: 184 range maybe
Tom said on 27/Apr/16
Ron was 6'1 peak and is around 6'0.5 now
Charlie is a bit taller, still 6'1 I'd say
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jan/16
He claimed 6ft2 more often than 6ft1....hmmm
Mike 1.81cm said on 27/Jan/16
that guy i dont remember the name, brother of the cop in SOA, listed here 1,81cm ( he also appears The walking Dead ) is taller than Ron and he uses regular shoe something max 3 cm, Ron uses big bikers boots, 6cm boost minimum, i think he is, 1,76 cm- 1,77cm barefoot
Mike 1.81cm said on 25/Jan/16
1.76cm maxx. google it all his pics, he using sneakers... That guy Kim Coates is never 1.84 cm this is madness . Ron and Kim uses big boots at least 6cm boost. Be realistic. Look at the legs size and arms. Charlie Hunnam is 1,78 - 1,79 max
Ron at 1.83 barefoot its crazyness. in SOA Ope dad's was listed 5ft 10 police record first season, and he is big than the others How can u explain thsi ROb?
Al said on 30/Nov/15
The guy was taller than Sigourney Weaver. So 5'10 talks are bogus. 6 ft seems reasonable.
.... said on 27/Oct/15
His huge head/face makes him look taller... There's a picture with Jimmy smits where he looks tiny next to Jimmy...and jimmy is 6'3" .
Gerry said on 11/Oct/15
Ive seen a picture recently with the cash of SOA now i was surprised as he looks about 6 foot whereas i always believed he was 6-2 easily. In this same picture Katey Segal looks barely 5-6
Marcus said on 27/Sep/15
Why does it say that Hellboy is nearly 7 feet tall? And actor in the film is only 6'0?
ed said on 28/Aug/15
I dunno, but to me in his movies etc. he always easily looks like 6'1 - 6'2. He just seems huge.
Mighty_- said on 14/Aug/15
He must be around 182-183cm nowadays but he has a terrible posture ( hunched upper back )
I think the 6'1 peak claim isn't out of this world especially with a better posture
Carl B. said on 5/Jul/15
Ron Perlman was at Comicon this weekend in Montreal and believe it or not the guy is 5'10" with shoes on! And Charlie Hunnam is 5'11 MAX. Don't forget that television makes people look bigger!
Sam said on 18/May/15
Rob, would you add Cronos, The Last Supper, Drive and Pacific Rim to his film credits?
Also, you mention he seems like he might have had some height loss, I agree and he's no spring chicken, I think he's maybe 5'11.5" today. It's also possible that he could have peaked a smidge over six foot, around 6'0.25"-6'0.5".
SD2002 said on 18/Apr/15
He's about an inch taller than Sigourney Weaver (listed at 5'11 here) in Alien: Resurrection.
Mike said on 17/Apr/15
rob if he's 6'0, then how is charlie hunnam 183cm? he's clearly 2cm taller, i think he's 6'1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/15
Today maybe not...20-30 years ago though
said on 9/Feb/15
Rob, is 6ft1 peak possible?
[Editor Rob: not as convinced he'd be that tall.]
alex said on 19/Jan/15
I think both him and hunnam are around six feet,maybe perlman was 185 cm. In His youth
Fog 181 said on 22/Dec/14
5'11- 5'11.5 these days. Shorter than Nicholas Cage in 'Season of the Witch' Premiere photos and shorter than Rob Kazinsky who is 6ft, at 'Pacific Rim' premiere.
said on 1/Dec/14Click Here
Rob, he claimed 6ft2 for himself once again, last year when comparing the height difference between him and Charlie Day. You may want to add that to the top.
said on 22/Nov/14
Rob, do you think he might have lost height over the years because of action roles?
[Editor Rob: he seems like a guy who might have lost height]
mike said on 22/Oct/14
Maybe 6ft 1 peak Rob?
Deliberate said on 20/Oct/14
End of season 5 ep 6, it shows him look through a peep hole on a door frame and he has to get on his toes to look through it. Then it shows Jemma walk in and she's clearly taller than him (probably in heals). After that I started paying attention and I'm gonna guess 5'9 or so. Plus he slouches like crazy in the later seasons so he looks super short in some shots.
andrew height said on 13/Oct/14
he is a man with a big build but i find hard to believ that he is 185, i would say he is between 178 and 180
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/14
Well, he's still claiming 6ft2...
John said on 24/Sep/14
I walked right past him at the Grove in LA a month back. Shocked that he was about 5'9". I'm 6' on the dot and he was considerably shorter than me. Can't imagine he was ever 6'. That's a lot of shrinking.. he's not 80.
alex said on 22/Sep/14
I m watching season 4 right now, this summer i watched season 1 to 3, honestly I don't remember hunnam taller than him in the first episodes of the first season but i was not keeping an eye to their heights like i do now.
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 21/Sep/14
He is 64 now. I'd say peak height was 6ft 0.5in (184 cm).
Leung said on 12/Sep/14
alex, have a look at episodes from earlier season of SOA. SOA fans will probably have already noticed this, in earlier seasons of SOA Charlie Hunnan is clearly taller than Perlman. Then in later seasons Perlman started wearing thicker biker boots and began looking closer in height with Hunnan. I think there is an inch difference between them, my belief is that Perlman is around 5'11.5" now (close to 6'1" peak years ago), and Hunnan is 6'0.5".
alex said on 12/Sep/14
I think 184/185 too, i kept on watching sons of anarchy ((old Seasons)and he us Always slightly taller than hunnam
Meme said on 11/Sep/14
I met him in person... I'm 5'11", was wearing 3" tall platform shoes and he came up to my shoulders... I call bs in him being taller than 5'9"
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 11/Sep/14
Rob, can you give him 184 peak?
alex said on 17/Aug/14
I think Perlman is a very strong 6 footer, I think he is, or at least was, surely at least 184 cm tall, if not a weak 185 (6'1). Watching "SOA" I noticed he always appears slightly taller than jax (hunnam) who is listed as 6 footer. So I would change Perlman to 184-(6ft 0.75in), same height of harrison ford. My two cents about perlman.
mike said on 20/Jun/14
Rob, this his peak or current height?
Leung said on 9/Jun/14
A peak height and now height would be suitable for Perlman. He was around 6'1" in his prime, and 5'11.5" - 6'0" now.
Mighty Mouse said on 7/Jun/14
I'm 6'2", when I was in LA last year I was standing beside the "red carpet" for the Pacific Rim premiere, I was exited to see Ron Perlman, and got a shock when he walked passed me, he's about 5'8"/5'9", he was WAY shorter than me!
NatWu said on 5/Apr/14
I've seen him in person once at a con, he's not 6'0 now. More like 5'10" max.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Mar/14
His jaw alone is 5 ft 10 :-]
said on 28/Feb/14
I haven't noticed much variation in stature between Hunnam, Perlman, Coates and Flanagan
Rob, out of those four who do you think is the tallest?
[Editor Rob:Charlie has good posture. ..Ron nowadays maybe doesn't stand as well as he could measure. ..at times they all look kinda similar range. ]
Barf said on 28/Feb/14
Always thought he was like 6'2'' or 6'3"
Hare pin said on 25/Feb/14
Based upon some rough measurements from the film Pacific Rim, the gold toed shoe is about a size 13. Whether or not the one the scientist guy is holding is the actual shoe worn, I don't know.
Powerhouse said on 7/Dec/13
6'1.25 peak 6'0.5 now
Bakura said on 6/Oct/13
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Jul/13
I thought he was at least 6ft2
said on 13/Jul/13
In Pacific Rim, his character profile puts him at 6'1". Also, he says he's 6'2" in this article when discussing the height difference between him and the 5'6" Charlie Day (who Perlman mentions as being "about 5'2".)
said on 10/May/13
Do you watch sons of anarchy? In those series he's been described 6'2 and 75 inches on mugshot and charlie hunnam is described as 6'1,I guess what kind of boots they're wearing in those series.
[Editor Rob: I don't watch it]
Brad said on 19/Feb/13
Met him 25 years ago, at least 6' 1" then.
Hew said on 3/Nov/12
He was near enough 6´1 at his peak but nowhere above 181 cm today.
batjac said on 30/Sep/12
Meet him while filming Aliens 4. He's more like 6foot 2
Michael said on 25/Sep/12
All i wanna know is, how is a 62 year old that built? He's huge.....everytime he's arms are on screen, particularly in sons of anarchy, they take up half the screen. The man must lift some serious weight or is just built that way.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 2/Sep/12
6' 0.5" (1.84 m) peak. He often looked at least 184 cm in films.
HellBoundPower said on 30/Aug/12
I think he could have possibly have been 6'1" at his peak, but nowadays in his 60s he's probably between 5'11.5" and 6'.
JHC said on 28/Aug/12
Saw him in Toronto back in March 2012...I'm 6'1.25" (186 cm) but he definitely is not. I probably had a solid 2-3 inches on him.
Hob said on 31/Jul/12
i think in some movie he wore elevator shoes or thick boots from 1.8-2.5inches range. strange that in any premiere pictures he came nothing over 5'11.25 and atually look a solid 5'11
said on 27/Jan/12Click Here
I dont know how big are those heels but she surely towers him. A 6ft guy wouldnt be towered by a 5ft11 woman in heels.
steven said on 19/Jan/12
maybe he was never 6'1 while he is over of age 60 could have lost 0.5-0.75 and look 5'11 now with 5'8 supermamun.
LAN Jiao said on 15/Oct/11
However compete in barefoot to nicholas cage i bet a big buck ron pearlman at least 0.8" taller. Elevator shoe never happen in pearlman feet like cage did often.
jtm said on 14/Oct/11
he was the same height as ryan gosling. maybe he is 5'11 nowadays.
LAN Jiao said on 7/Oct/11
elevator shoe can fool people you wore a normal shoe height if your trousers/jeans cover well your upper feet angle.
i had friend wore kind of Don shoes given max 3.2inch and could hold even extra 0.4in insole makes almost 9cm after wore it cover well your shoe top area with jeans/trousers , my friend 5'7 after wore he is 5'10.5 top.
belive or not what under nicholas cage feet even its not that much given there is still this kind of shoe makers helps average height actor who need to be taller on screen to build up bigger shoe for them safely claim a comfort height(not pointed all average height actors but some.etc), because they needs a living in hollywood beside the celebrities.. ^.^
said on 6/Oct/11
Give me a break LAN Jiao. Nicholas Cage's shoes give? 8-9cm? Stop turning the facts. Look at the full body shots and tell me how is this a 5'10 guy next to 5'11.5 Ron Perlman.
LAN Jiao said on 6/Oct/11
"Larc 6 ft 1.75 in says on 31/Aug/11
Looks shorter than Nicholas Cage today."
lol even today at age60 over pearlman stand no under 5ft11.5 in real , put bright your eye people who believe nicholas cage was 6ft tall. don be fool by cage footwear during season of the witch premiere with pearlman. give or take the elevator shoe cage wore could hiddenly gave up 8-9cm so 6ft1.5 when he wore it and barely 5'10 range as he could never compete height with a real 6footer like ron pearlman. up here he can look 5'11top don be fooled by camera angle and how he stand, he really can be 6ft if he stand well. pearlman look 6ft1 with regular 1inch dress shoe with nicholas cage in heeled shoe.
Chris said on 5/Oct/11
Met him recently, I'm 6' even and he looked me directly in the eye, he has a large/tall forehead which puts him a shade over six feet, probably was 6'1 when he was my age
Legend said on 21/Aug/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Aug/11
The boots he wore in Hellboy apparently brought him to 6ft5-6ft6...
Alex said on 14/Aug/11
6'0 with good posture.
Mr. R said on 2/Aug/11
Ron has some of the worst posture that I have ever seen. But he is btw 5-11 and 6 foot.
Frank Nave said on 1/Aug/11
A credible source that I am not allowed to mention on this forum has Ron Perlman's height listed as 6'1". He appeared to be 6'6" in 'Beauty & the Beast' and 'Hellboy'. He may have worn lifts to look taller and more imposing. Schwarzenegger and Stallone also wore lifts in various roles.
Josh B said on 28/Jul/11
They probably told him that Ron was 5"10 so he'd be more relaxed and less intimidated. 5"10 is far too short though.
said on 15/Jul/11
Here is Tom Hardy in an interview saying Ron Perlman is 5-10.
I know this may not be accurate but i feel it is always relevant to share to see what people think of it. personally i think Perlman is at least 6-0 from what i have seen, but who knows really :)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/11
Looks 181-182cm with mamun.
Possibly 184cm upstraight?
PHL said on 10/Jun/11
he would be 5'10 with a regular size head.
Lizzy Reed said on 26/May/11
he looks 5'11 because of his eye-level, but remember he's leaning a bit towards Mamun and he also has a big forehead, which makes him a strong 6' by all means.
Lizzy Reed said on 26/May/11
6'1.5 at peak, he could look as tall as young Bill Murray
Zach H said on 16/May/11
He looks Huge in Hellboy 1 and 2
ACG said on 16/May/11
6'1" minimum. I thought he was something like 6'5" for awhile.
James said on 13/May/11
6'0.25 (184cm) Peak
5'11.5 (182cm( today
ThaMessenger said on 11/May/11
Hes also in his 60 it is very likely that he has shrunken an inch or 2. He is mos def 6'0 now though
James said on 8/May/11
He's silly claiming 6'2. i mean 6ft guys might claim there 6'1 but why inflate your height by 2 inches if your 6'0?
ulrike said on 23/Apr/11
i thought this guy was a solid 6ft 2 but i was wrong 6ft look ok to me
James said on 25/Mar/11
Yeah i think 6'1 was a bit extreme. With mamun maybe 6'0 if he stood better?
merci said on 21/Mar/11
When Ron was in "The Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery 6'2 and Stu VanOrmer 6'3 We thought him to be about 6'2.
jake said on 17/Mar/11
I think he was/is 6 ft 0.5 in (184 cm). Close to 6' 1" at some point anyway.
TruebloodFan said on 7/Mar/11
@Brad says on 9/Jan/11
Huge head, he's a big guy too. 6' 1" he is.
nope. just huge head, no 6ft1. lol
MARKO said on 12/Feb/11
6 foot 1
Brad said on 9/Jan/11
Huge head, he's a big guy too. 6' 1" he is.
Aaron said on 8/Jan/11
Lol @ the "giant head" people. Perlman does NOT have a giant head. He has a very narrow head and face, actually. His head, if anything, is below average in size. I'm mostly talking about cranium here. If you include the illusion his tall hair includes and his relatively long face, his head gives him an extra inch, maximum.
Small man with a ridiculous head that makes him look taller than he really is.
6' is about right. If he stood around normal-sized people rather than the Dwarftown that is Hollywood, it would be more obvious.
Matt said on 30/Dec/10
He'd probably be more like 5' 11'' with a normal sized head
big joe said on 14/Dec/10
He's actually got the body frame of a 5'10 person. Lol it's his head, it's so huge. That's why he's 6 ft. Take away 2" from his head and he would look more normal.
walker said on 30/Nov/10
6'0 that's final
James said on 16/Nov/10
Mr.R he is 60. I think he was 6'0 in his day.
Larc186-188cm said on 13/Nov/10
5'11.25 max, 6'0 is a stretch and 6'1 is impossible.
Liam Neeson said on 12/Nov/10
His giant head made me think he was well over 6 foot. He looked about the same height as Sigourney Weaver in Alien Resurrection, and she was wearing tall shoes/boots.
Anonymous said on 17/Jul/07
Wow isnt this guy the one that caracterized Hellboy? Cuz if he is this guy I am shock In the movie of Hellboy they mentioned his height at 6'5", And truly I though he was 6'5" probably because of the shoes he was wearing. But I am now impressed to see his height at 6'0" in here. I dont know why do they overestimated his to much.
said on 23/Jun/07
On this page are a few pics of Kevin Sorbo and Perlman. If Sorbo is 6'3 as he says he is, than Perlman is struggling with 6' there. Sorbo looks an easy 3 inches taller there.
The Horse of FUNK said on 14/Apr/07
Gotta admit I'm surprised by this. I used to believe he's a solid 6'2", maybe even more, but after doing my own little quick research, yeah, this seems about right. I just don't get why he typically looks a legit 6'2" most of the time. Must be from working with shorter cast members (Blade 2, for example).
Frenchy said on 5/Apr/07
In enemy at the gates , in the scene he and Jude law are jumping from roof to roof together he's at least 2 inches taller than law. He's at least 6'1'' or jude law is 5'10'' or smaller. But in enemy at the gates Jude taller is taller than near 6' feet Fiennes... weird.
S.J said on 24/Mar/07
I think he is 6,0 and not 6,1 since he was a little bit taller then Waever in Alien Ressurection.
dmeyer said on 20/Dec/06
i met him did look 6 feet or a hair over
Glenn said on 19/Dec/06
Yes.me and at least one or 2 others on the site saw Bruce at 6-3.this was 1989.so maybe he had boots on and I misjudged.or Ron has a posture problem.
sam said on 19/Dec/06
Glenn, didn't you see Bruce Campbell years ago as 6'3"? He looks the same size as Perlman in that photo...I wouldn't have guessed it, but is Campbell an occasional lift-wearer? Or is Perlman a sloucher?
Glenn said on 19/Dec/06
Met him in 1990 and 2004.can appear 5-11,6ft as my friends say and others on page agree to.
RICHARD said on 16/Dec/06
Only 6' ????? He looks 6'3 esp. on Hellboy and Desperation. I figure maybe he was wearing lifts on Hellboy but damn 6' is a little low for him. I put him at 6'1 or 6'2.
PS: He looks a lot like Tom Waits.
Lois said on 2/Sep/06
I met him at the Hellboy premiere, and was really shocked that he seemed so slight by comparison to his film/tv prescence. Doesn't he look HUGE on camera? He was certainly in the 6 foot range, but a lot more slim and wiry, not bulky/muscley, more like a runner than a football player. Wonderfully nice guy, by the way! :)
Daniël said on 13/Jul/06
Campbell said that he himself is "6'1 with boots on"
said on 23/Jun/06
He looks exactly the same height as Bruce Campbell in this picture. Either he's 6ft even, or Campbell is 6' 1".
sgt pepper said on 30/Mar/06
my friend's sister worked on Hellboy and Ron came to her B-day party. He always looked huge in every movie he's been in, and I was floored when he was pointed out. He's about 5'11, though solidly built. It makes sense when I saw Wesley Snipes(Blade 2). He's seriously about 5'5".
xhamlliku said on 26/Sep/05
6'1" is about right. he always looked big to me.
Mr. X said on 29/Jun/05
You sure about that Wizerd. I seen Alien Resurrection several times and in several scenes Pearlman looks about an inch taller than Weaver, but I always thought that for most of the movie those two were both about the same height.
js77 said on 23/Jun/05
In the magazine "tall" ron's height is listed
as 6'2". Think the "height" experts is hard to fool.
i think a foto next to another person could be
inaccurate. What if that person is using
shoe lifts ?
Wizerd said on 19/May/05
He looks a good 6"3" in Hellboy but then again those were some big shoes he used in that movie!! He is probably 6"2" because in Alien Resurrection hes standing next to Sigourney Weaver who is 6"0" and he does looks taller by two inches!