How tall is Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest's Height

5ft 7.5in (171.5 cm)

American tv host known for Idol. He said to CNN that he doesn't get bothered he's "5'9" and people call me short". Recently HollywoodLife claimed that he said "actually, I'm 5' 8" but my shoes tonight make me 5'8" and three quarters. I don't wear lifts, but one of the judges does. Guess who". On his own Twitter he also gave another height: "5'8.5".

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Average Guess (12 Votes)
5ft 7.67in (171.9cm)
Jug said on 20/Jul/17
One of the idol candidates (one famous for being an audition reject) lives in my neighborhood in Manhattan and he is about 5'5. I have stood next to him a couple of times. He was maybe an inch shorter than Seacrest on the show. 5'7 is pushing it. Seacrest has to be closer to 5'6. Also compare him with Sacha Baron Cohen on the red carpet. Remember that? Haha.
MJKoP said on 18/Jul/17
Shawn said on 12/Jul/17
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Pretty funny video from over 10 years ago on American Idol. Watch the very beginning of the video. The girl calls out Ryan on his 5'9" claim.

That girl is nowhere near 5'9" herself. I've highly suspected Ryan of wearing lifts for quite some time now, but anything he could squeeze into those dress shoes wouldn't come close to compensating for the enormous heels she's rocking. Put them back to back barefoot and I can almost 100% guarantee Seacrest would be taller. Shows he isn't nearly as height-conscious as most people make him out to be or he would've challenged her further, but he really didn't care. Also shows that the girl is just an arrogant, insecure, jealous hater.
Shawn said on 12/Jul/17
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Pretty funny video from over 10 years ago on American Idol. Watch the very beginning of the video. The girl calls out Ryan on his 5'9" claim.
RisingForce said on 14/May/17
I use to think he was a flat 5'7", but I can't see him much shorter than 5'7.5". 171 cm minimum and 172 cm max. Here he pulls off the same as height as Mario Lopez in similar shoes: Click Here Posture seems decent. Actually, it wouldn't surprise me if Ryan and Simon are the same height. Simon can look as tall as Lopez, but it's clear he's a bit shorter and Simon goes to bed wearing heels and lifts and has the posture to match. Simon will never let himself be photographed without lifts with Ryan. The difference would be very small, that's for sure. Also, Seacrest looked taller than legit 5'7" James McAvoy on video, so that's another example to those who think McAvoy is taller than he claims. Simply an honest 5'7" and Ryan is a guy who is reasonable rounding up to 5'8", but pushed his luck with 5'9".
Leo2001 said on 18/Apr/17
Looks the same height
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Bee123 said on 8/Apr/17

He never said that he's shorter than Bieber.
In the interview he asked bieber you have boots on & I don't. Are you taller than me? Bieber said yes I think I am. Seacrest then laugh and said I guess you are.

Pictures of Seacrest show him edging out Bieber in low cut shoes by atleast a inch!
Johnson said on 28/Mar/17
He is honest he is taller than 5'7.5 just look at his frame. He is 5'8.5

He is similar to Bieber. Bieber is 5'8.25 minimum

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Jake said on 19/Feb/17
If he actually is in the strong 5'7" to weak 5'8" range, then I begin to question why he always gets made fun of for "being short. Sure that's below average but it isn't that short.
Addison said on 20/Jan/17
5'9 steve aoki on the left, 5'7.5 listed louis tomlinson on the right? either louis is 5'9.5 or ryan is 5'5-5'6

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MJKoP said on 23/Dec/16
He's clearly a minimum of 6'6" next to 6'4" Joel McHale. ;)

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MJKoP said on 30/Oct/16
And on top of that, Seacrest HIMSELF stated that Justin Bieber was taller than him. And I think Ryan would be one of the last people on the planet to concede that he was shorter than someone if he wasn't. Instead of going by a picture, I'd go by words straight from the mouth of a guy with an obvious height complex who has spent ample time on numerous occasions with the Biebs.
MJKoP said on 26/Oct/16
To me, he never looks under 5'8", but a Playboy model(whose name I forget) who lived and SLEPT(sans intercourse) with Ryan Seacrest said in a Howard Stern interview that Ryan was shorter than she is. I looked her up and she's listed everywhere as 5'7". Given the circumstances I just described, they MUST have been in each others' presence both while being barefoot at at least some point in time, if not quite often. If what this woman says is true, Seacrest must be a seriously heavy "lifter".
Kei said on 7/Sep/16
How can you have both Justin Bieber and Ryan Seacrest at 171cm?

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The only time Bieber looks to have an edge on Ryan is if he steps forward in the photo.
Mike Jones said on 27/Aug/16
Next to 5'7" McAvoy, assuming similar footwear no lifts on either.
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Sheila said on 10/Jan/16
Watching Golden Globes. When Zendaya walked up to Ryan for her interview...she was like a giant!!! I don't believe that Ryan is 5'7". Maybe 5'4"
hey rob said on 21/May/15
seacrest is taller like he says he is (at 5'8 range), or bieber listing becomes a little questionable again...
Robby D said on 9/Feb/15
I watched the Red Carpet prior to the Grammy Awards 2015 and Pharrell Williams and Keith Urban were both 2 - 3ins taller than Ryan Seacrest and Williams wore flat sneaker style shoes. Rob, you have to downgrade Seacrest, he is 5'7" maximum, probably less from what I saw tonight.
Luigi said on 16/Jan/15
and what about harvey levin?
Tony said on 5/Sep/14
If you look at that photo with Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel is also there. Kimmel claims 6'1" but this site has him at 5'11.5". Based on Kimmel I don't see Seacrest at 5'8".
Robby D said on 21/Jul/14
The Exorcist. Interesting photo and if Ellen is 5'7" then based that photo I would say Ryan is about 5'7.5", however, I have my doubts about Ellen's height. She has claimed both 5'8" and 5'7.5" yet she looks more like 5'6" to 5'6.5" to me.
The Exorcist said on 23/Jun/14
He's very similar to (5'7" listed) Ellen.
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Broke said on 29/May/14
He has a small head. Is it under 9 inches maybe?
allyooped said on 27/May/14
what he lacks in stature is made up in cash...just saying.
Dracula said on 8/May/14
He's actually Kind of short. For an American guy. At least he's taller than Bruno Mars... What's his real height anyway?
Realist said on 10/Mar/14
Height after waking up 172. Night height 170-171.
MD said on 31/Jan/14
Saw some Grammy pics of Kendrick Lamar with Miguel and Pharrell. Pharrell looked a good three inches taller than Miguel, and Miguel looked a good two inches taller than Kendrick. The 5'6" listings you see on the internet for Kendrick are complete bunk, and another example of the two-inch rule. I always knew he wasn't 5'6". He never looked it.
ian said on 28/Jan/14
He towers over Kendrick Lamar.
MD said on 16/Jan/14
Anyone have any pictures of him at the Golden Globes red carpet? I had the program on, but mostly for background noise, so I didn't really notice him look particularly short. Maybe somewhere in between 5'7" flat and 5'7.5" might be a better listing.
Robby D said on 14/Jan/14
I agree entirely with leonari, Ryan Seacrest looked exactly the same height as Jonah Hill. In fact my wife, who never misses the golden globes could not help noticing how short he was and said, "Seacrest must be a midget, everyone towers over him." She never usually notices people's heights unless they are exceptionally tall or short!
leonari said on 12/Jan/14
Watching the red carpet at the globes. Seacrest doe not look a mm above 170. If that. Looked the same height as Jonah hill.
the shredder said on 22/Nov/13
I'd give him 5'8 if it was not for the 5'8 guy Rob met edging him out.
Dan said on 29/Sep/13
Looking through all the pics and vids makes me come to the conclusion that he's probably more likely to be 5'7"-5'7.25" barefoot.
Robby D said on 22/Sep/13
I believe him when he says he doesn't wear lifts but here's the deal. He said he was 5'8" barefoot and 5'8.75" in the shoes he was wearing on that particular night. Now he claims 5'8.5". I assume when he referred to the shoes he was wearing he meant, dress shoes. Now what dress shoes have only 1/2" or 3/4" heel? Even flat Converse are around 3/4". I saw him interviewing celebrities before the Emmy Awards tonight and again he looked up to all of them. Oddly enough the only one he seemed to be similar in height to was Michael Douglas who is listed at over 5'9".
Robby D said on 6/Aug/13
I always agreed with Leonari regarding Seacrest's height. I thought he was about 5'7" barefoot but well proportioned to give the impression he might be taller when seen alone. However, recently seeing him looking up at alomost every male and female he interviews, I am now thinking he might be nearer 5'6"- 5'6.5" barefoot. No disrespect to him intended but 5'8.5" is not that short and anyone of that height would not be looking up to everyone nor receiving the height jibes that he does.
leonari said on 26/Jul/13
Ryan on a Radio show claimed 5'8.5 and mentioned that figure several times. Never is he 5'8.5 barefoot. NEVER.
[Editor Rob: this girl Aubrey Cleland thought she was a little over 5ft 8 herself...doesn't give ryan's 5ft 8.5 claim much solidity!]
john said on 3/Apr/13
Rob, ether Jack Black needs an upgrade or Ryan seacrest needs a down grade. they look pretty much identical in height in this video when they stand up at 2:48 Click Here
[Editor Rob: ryan looks taller from what I just watched...and it's on a small screen, a 1 inch difference can look very small on a 5-inch video ;)]
Lll said on 21/Mar/13
Yeah, that was weird last night on idol.

Probably 5'8.5" in shoes.
tim said on 16/Mar/13
I think he might be almost 5'8" in the morning, but after that he goes down to a firm 5'7"
mo said on 15/Mar/13
ryan seacrest is a little hollywood guy. 5'-7" on a good day (with shoes) if you watch him on AI he is shorter than anyone on the show, with
Anonymous said on 7/Mar/13
He's short. ALl I know. I'm like 6'1" maybe. or above 6'
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/13
", I'm 5' 8" but my shoes tonight make me 5'8" and three quarters. " Mmm so he's claiming 5 ft 8 barefeet, rounding up then isn't he.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Feb/13
5'8.5" I believe him, in shoes. He was probably measured around 174 in shoes and rounded up to claim 5 ft 9, much like Tom Cruise. I actually think they are genuine about it but they imply that's their barefoot height, most Americans claim shoe height.
LeeLee said on 30/Jan/13
He looks about 5'7.5"-at most 5'8"
Mathew said on 11/Oct/12
5'7.5" is pretty fair for Seacrest. It was always obvious he wasn't 5'9".
Shaun said on 5/Sep/12
He looks the same height as Tom Cruise. 5'7.5 looks right.
matt678 said on 17/Aug/12
5 foot 7 or 5 foot 8 is correct
Ka said on 12/Aug/12
leonari: sure thing! This guys is as listed. I don't understand why he claimed a bunch of different height, especially when he revealed his real height, then fudge it up again. He isn't short, even at barely 5'8. I'm 5'8 flat and I would think twice at claiming morning height or big rounding up
leonari said on 11/Aug/12
Ka: I totally agree!!!
Marc said on 10/Aug/12
i herd bo bice is 5ft9 and next to secrest they dont look like they have a big height difference
Ka said on 9/Aug/12
I swear, when this guy stands alone, he can appears 5'9-5'10, good proportion, slim, small and short head, and good fitting clothes. Optical illusion though, as 5'8.25 Trevino got him a little bit
Robby D said on 1/Aug/12
During the Olympics in London, Seacrest was standing alongside Al Roker who also claims to be 5'8" and they looked the same size. Needless to say Roker is another one who people believe exaggerates his height.
Mathew said on 31/Jul/12
the shredder says on 30/Jul/12
5'7.5 is better , taller then an honest 5'7 MCavoy and it fits his 5'8.5 , 5'8.75 in shoes !

I'm willing to believe up to 5'7.5", but I don't think he is more. If he is 5'7.5", yes he would hit 5'8.5" - 5'8.75" in normal shoes.
the shredder said on 30/Jul/12
Rob , he is claiming 5'8.5 ?
the shredder said on 30/Jul/12
5'7.5 is better , taller then an honest 5'7 MCavoy and it fits his 5'8.5 , 5'8.75 in shoes !
Mathew said on 29/Jul/12
He's always seemed 5'7" to me. I can buy 5'7.5" max.
the shredder said on 10/Jun/12
Rob , could he be 5'7.25 ? even though he is taller then McAvoy and is shorter then 5'8 Michael Trevino and this was Mike's footwear that day ...

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[Editor Rob: it's not impossible, Trevino I let Jenny go to greet him first and I couldn't tell any difference so I think he's a good 5ft 8 guy]
the shredder said on 6/Jun/12
Your right , most be the shoes because he is clearly taller in this video ... 5'7.5 for him .

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the shredder said on 6/Jun/12
Rob , do you agree that Seacrest looks only 5'7 here ? I think his new 5'8.5 claim is in shoes ... google the pic with him and James Mcavoy who claims 5'7 because that site is not showing , but you can see it on google images . I'd say the only way seacrest is more over james barefoo is if james has bigger shoes .
[Editor Rob: could be shoe difference. McAvoy always looks a 5ft 7 guy]
Jacob said on 1/Feb/12
I saw him in tennis shoes at the AI auditions. I was about 2.5 inches taller than him and I am a legit 5'8.75 before bed at night.
MD said on 30/Jan/12
Why would you post that? Seems like a waste and spam.
Silent d said on 29/Jan/12
myspace celebrity said on 17/Sep/07
i think this sounds much more accurate than the height i recently heard of (5'4) i think he looks this height next to jordin blake (i hear shes about 5'10)
Bad Radio said on 18/Aug/07
i can relate to the 'siblings' part..i have four brothers who range from 6'1 to 6'5. I'm 5'11 and get the brunt of the "short jokes".Now they have insecurities about themselves too..i could be a jerk and point them out , but i know it'll just hurt them..and i can't do that...even though they are dicks to me.
Jon Doe said on 1/Aug/07
Bad Radio people do that though,I've never just met someone and pointed out something i've seen as a flaw in their appearance before after just meeting them but every time i meet one of my half brothers or sisters they comment on my short stature and giggle a little and i just feel like leaving.And they're usually not that tall themselves,and why does every girl have to date a guy who's atleast average height no matter how tall she is?A woman can still pass on her short genetics to her son you know?I don't know why woman are always blaming the men for their children's height.
Sexxy Beast said on 14/Jul/07
He's said that he was 5-10, but he looked towered by 5-9 Rihana in an interview. Granted she was wearing heels, but there was more than a 3 inch height difference.
sam said on 6/Jul/07
he's just a smidge shorter than average height celebrities like steve carell. I'd bet he's about 5'7
internet_hey said on 4/Jul/07
we make fun of Seacrest because of his persistant claims that he is 5'9" and of average height when he clearly isn't.
Bad Radio said on 30/Jun/07
I think 5'6.5 to 5'7 for this guy.I still don't see why people pick on this guy.When you meet someone you don't immediately comment on their hey you got a big nose, or your ugly or your short.
Leung said on 25/Jun/07
yeah I saw Knocked Up too, Seacrest probably dreams that they could find a way to make him look that big on American Idol
Jackie Treehorn said on 22/Jun/07
Saw Knocked Up...He does look so large there that I had to look this page up. I always thought he was smaller (an apparently is). Must be special camera work or some huge shoes.
Leung said on 18/Jun/07
Rob, I’m also curious how you came up with the 5’7.75”?
Matched up against legit 5’7.75”-5’8” guys, Ryan Seacrest will get beat every time for height. Like the majority of people here I see him as 5’7” max.
Robert.R said on 18/Jun/07
I would like to know where the 5'7.75" listing on this page came from. I have seen him listed as 5'9", 5'7" and 5'5" never 5'7.75".
Part_of_the_Solution said on 18/Jun/07
I also agree 5'7 really is MAX for Ryan too.
Part_of_the_Solution said on 17/Jun/07
I put this comment through a couple days ago but for some reason hasn't showed up..?

anyway, Click Here

teri hatcher is listed as 5'6 on this site and others...
Robert.R said on 17/Jun/07
I think you are absolutely correct Aaron.
Aaron said on 17/Jun/07
Robert. R, I watched the finale too, but I forgot to pay attention to seacrest's height (I was way too into the show to pay attention to his height), but if that's true what you said that will help put these 5'8/5'9 claims to a rest. To me, he has such a small frame and tiny head and even with his high heeled shoes and whatever he's packing in them, he still doesn't look very tall. Rob, 5'7.75"? There's no way he's just about the same height as you. You look way taller than him from all the photos I've seen, and that's with your normal footwear vs his lifts. 5'7 max in my opinion.
derek said on 14/Jun/07
Has anyone seen his small part in the new movie "Knocked up"? He look to be atleast 5'11 and looks huge (height wise) probably due to huge lifts....
rg said on 29/May/07
Ryan is 5'5".. Jordin looks to be about 6 inches taller than that.
Robert.R said on 29/May/07
I don't know if anyone on here agrees with me but on the final of American Idol, Blake who is supposed to be 5'7" and was wearing flat sneakers, seemed slightly taller than Seacrest.
anonymous said on 27/May/07
she is certainly not the 6`1 she claims.
Laura said on 27/May/07
Isn't Jordin 5ft10? without heels, in which case with heels Ryan would be about 5ft7/8
Bman said on 27/May/07
Based opn American Idol..when he stood at side of Jordan..she towered above him..It would have made her about 6'3" which she he is short 5'5"
Leung said on 24/May/07
Everyone looks tall standing next to Seacrest. Even my Aunt who is only 5'5" would look taller than Seacrest when she wears her heels.
Anonymous said on 24/May/07
"I'm 5'9" and people call me short" UMMM!!! WOW!!!

1) Ryan Seacrest is not 5'9 as he said nor he is 5'7 as listed.
2) Ryan Seacrest is short.
3) Ryan Seacrest is as short as Tom cruise, no offense to all you people.
trueheight said on 24/May/07
wow, sanjaya looks like a shrimp next to Leno but he looks tall and limber next to seacrest
AirSky said on 24/May/07
When I saw Sanjaya doing the Top Ten list on David Letterman, he looked about 5'10". I thought he was much taller. But I think it's because he's rake thin and has long limbs (apparently). Ryan Seacrest doesn't look over 5'8", I think the listing here is correct
volpe said on 23/May/07
last night on american idol he was about 5 inches shorter than jordan (in heels)
Leung said on 20/May/07
Actually the beard is an excellent ploy, it will draw attention to his face and people will focus less on his lack of height :)
DB said on 17/May/07
not only is he short but conceided. hes not much to look at and the beard must go.
Anonymous said on 17/May/07
Actually, I workled with Haley Scarnato at Six Flags and I am 5'8" and she is 5'8" flat footed! On Americna Idol, she was taller than Ryan (in heels)just about the same as she was taller than me, he is probably 5'8" too!
MD said on 14/May/07
Actually, here is the video, and it appears my recollection was a little off. Sanjaya looks only as tall as 5'8.5" Donny Osmond (if not slightly shorter), and more around 3 inches shorter than Jay (who is probably in lifts):

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If this is the case, than Ryan may be as low as I originally predicted (5'6"-5'6.6")
MD said on 14/May/07
Well, Sanjaya is 5'9" TOPS, so he could actually be an inch or so shorter. It really depends on how tall you think Jay Leno is. Sanjaya only seemed to come up to just a bit above his eyes, so it looked like 2"-2.5" difference, to me. Either way, this makes Ryan 5'7" at the very top of the scale.
Viper said on 14/May/07
I thought Sanjaya was a short guy. Around 5-7
l.t said on 14/May/07
MKE says on 10/May/07
I'm 6 foot 3 and my husband is 5 foot 7,

that's pretty funny, just the huge difference :]
Leung said on 13/May/07
Good stuff MD and Paddington.
Here’s my contribution,
Question: Why does Seacrest look 5’7” next to 5’9” Sanjaya?
Answer: Because Seacrest is 5’7”
MD said on 12/May/07
Yes, Sanjaya isn't anything over 5'9", especially seeing him on the Tonight Show with 5'11" Jay Leno. It's funny how Ryan made him look tall when all he is is average height:

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Paddington said on 12/May/07
Sanjaya claims 5'9", which is surprising because I thought he was about 5'11" compared to Seacrest. This makes me think Seacrest is 5'7" tops.
Mark said on 10/May/07
If anyone watched American Idol when Jessica Alba stood next to Seacreast, she was at least a half a head taller than he was. If she is 5'6.25" as listed on this site, even with 3 inch heels she'd come in at less than 5'10". So either she's taller, was wearing enormous heels for some reason, or Seacreast is more in the 5'6" range.
Rachel said on 10/May/07
My boyfriend is 5'5'' at most and I'm 5'9". People tease him about my height but he affectionately calls me is Amazon princess. Height isn't an issue with me. The shortest guy I ever dated was 5'2" and the tallest was 6'8".
AJ said on 10/May/07
Wauw, this goes to show that size does matter......I am 5 ft 7.75 myself and am considered short but am just fine with my height. I met Ryan once and noticed we were just as tall....therefore, no doubt for me that Ryan is not 5,9.
Urvashi said on 10/May/07
I don't thing height have anything to do with Ryan becasue Rayan is a smart nice looking guy. He is cute...........I am married and I am 5 feet tall my husband is 5.10 but he never care you need to look as a person not how they look.
MKE said on 10/May/07
I'm 6 foot 3 and my husband is 5 foot 7, our kids are 6foot4,6foot1 and 5 foot 6
Does it really matter how tall a person is? What kind of person are they? Maybe that's why America has so many single people. Always looking for that perfect height weight looks, whatever. How about take interest in people for who they are, and not what they look like. Think of how many wonderful people you may have missed out on becaused you judged on looks alone?
Victorian said on 9/May/07
I disagree with the heeled boots thing John Doe, in my opinion it shows that a man is insecure about his height and thus about himself.

Regarding the 'that's just the way it is' thing, don't you think that it's wrong for people to think that way? If everyone keeps thinking like that (including short people), it will stay like that, yeah. But just because everyone (or 'just' a majority) keeps thinking like that, doesn't mean that this type of mentality shouldn't change.

Oh yeah, I just used Rod Stewart because he's a lot shorter than his girlfriend. And she's still wearing heels on top of that notion, but apparently he isn't one of those guys who feels so insecure about the increased height difference that he 'forbids' her to wear high heels. Or OTOH one could also say that she's an openminded gal, who isn't afraid to tower over her boyfriend.

To me they are setting a good example to the rest of the world, but Hollywood isn't ready yet to follow suit. Nor is the majority of people in general (apparently), but such mentality changes always take a looooooooong while.

Everyone is entitled to their own preference though, but people should realize that there is more beyond your personal wishes. That can be great too, as long as you're open to it. The plus side of this is that you have a wider array of choices, downside of it is that society may look strange towards the relationship between you and your partner.

But if the main reason behind a relationship with someone is to look good to society instead of being with that one, it has no valid ground don't you agree?

Another thing to consider is that everyone says that 'people will look strange at me'. And with 'people' they mean everyone else. And if everyone keeps saying that the problem is everyone else, then it's obvious that we're our own problem. So we're the only ones who can change. And, with this way too long post I was trying to say that Seacrest could be one of those people, amongst others of course.

(Sorry 'bout the rant John Doe, kinda let myself go there.) :)
Jon Doe said on 6/May/07
Ron Stewart aint even short though Victorian, and wearing heeled boots helps with first impressions, I mean c'mon if you were a short guy and went up to someone and just simply said "hello" they'd right then and there just start making fun of your height, that's just the way it is.
Austrian said on 6/May/07
lol? on imbd (you know what i mean) he gets listed as 5'5
Cæsar said on 2/May/07
Of course "people call him short" at 5'9 because he is nowhere close. 5'8 Chris Daughtry is a minimum one inch taller (and that is being generous to Seacrest) as seen in any google pictures and for those who watched AI last year. Seacrest is 5'7 at most and possibly as short as 5'6 and 1/2.
Viper said on 29/Apr/07
Phil, what do you think of his comment saying hes 5-9 and people call me short, LOL.
Leung said on 29/Apr/07
nice one Phil, unfortunately his “frail little body” is earning about $30M/year more than you or me so I guess he gets the last laugh :)
Phil said on 28/Apr/07
I'd say his frail little body comes in at about 5'6". He doesn't have much of a handshake either. I thought I was going to rip his arm out of the socket. Simon really seemed nice in person
Sarah said on 20/Apr/07
Well, I myself am 5'6.75 and standing next to Ryan he was taller than me... probably about 2 inches taller than me. Pretty weird, because I always expected him to be sooo tiny. He does have a really small build and he's pretty thin... but he really isn't that short.
CoolJ said on 20/Apr/07
shredder.. Banderas had boots on with pretty large heels when standing next to Seacrest. He didn't stand up straight though.. if he did, Banderas probably would've had 3" on him.

Nevertheless, take both their shoes off and 5'7.5" seems about right for Seacrest, but hard to gauge.
the shredder said on 19/Apr/07
WOW . Antonio Banderas was good inch or 2 taller then him . Ryan is about 5'8 with shoes on . Claming 5'9 was a bit too far . I can say now that I think Rob should put him down to 5'7.5 or 5'7 flat .
omar said on 18/Apr/07
if he claims to be 5'9'' then sanjaya must be 5 11
Leung said on 17/Apr/07
Good points Victorian. Yes Rod Stewart does pretty good for himself, he dates tall, hot models. On the other hand Seacrest has a fetish for older petite women, such as Sheryl Crow and Teri Hatcher. But even then Seacrest still struggles to look taller than these diminutive women.
Victorian said on 17/Apr/07
What's his problem anyway? I mean look at Rod Stewart and his stilt-legged girlfriends. He doesn't give a crap about what people think, cause well nobody cares that he's shorter. Or look at Usher, a similar kind of situation.
Surely there are a lot of heightists out there, but by wearing lifts on many occasions you are just reinforcing their vision: 'tall is good, short is bad'...and he isn't even that short to begin with.

Oh yeah....I'm still sticking with 5-6, 5-7 tops for this guy.
Anonymous said on 16/Apr/07
if he is 5'8 or 5'9 he would be average male height in the us, so he would not need to wear male high heels like he does. hes only 5'5 tops
Robert.R said on 16/Apr/07
I still say 5'7" maximum without shoes, 5'8" maximum in ordinary shoes minus lifts.
Parker said on 15/Apr/07
Looked about the same height as Jennifer Lopez in their footwear on American Idol. Jennifer had about 4 inch heels on so could have been standing at 5'9. So Ryan 5'9 in shoes hence his claim of 5'9 - 5'7/5'8 my guess
Aaron said on 13/Apr/07
Seacrest needs to be downgraded. He looks shorter than a lot of the girls on American idol--granted, girls naturally wear heels and platforms that can give 2.5" to 3" over barefoot height, but seacrest also wears footwear to enhance his height. Who knows what kind of lifts that little guy puts in his shoes? And on top of the possibility of lifts, the heels on his boots probably give 2" or so as it. So, this height listing needs to be downgraded. In my opinion, he's probably closer to 5'7" give or take half an inch (leaning towards taking the half inch).
the shredder said on 9/Apr/07
I just went with 5'8 because Im not sure about 5'9 or 5'7 , but after I saw him next to 5'6 Gwen in her heels making her look 5'10ish ... I really can't see him past the 5'7.75 that Rob has him at ! ... Im going with 5'7.5 !
MD said on 8/Apr/07
Yeah, Sanjaya looks tall when he's not compared next to anyone because of behing skinny and long-limbed. I'd never guessed how tall he was, and it's good to know to help with the comparison. In my opinion, he easily has Ryan by 2 inches. And can even be seen with bad posture.

With good posture, though, the angles aren't great.

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with bad posture.

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Just look at the shoulders.
Robert.R said on 8/Apr/07
me: I agree entirely. I did not know how tall Sanjaya was until you mentioned it, however, I did notice that when he was next to Seacrest who was standing upright as usual, Sanjaya was stooping slightly, yet still looked considerably taller. Therefore, if Sanjaya is 5'9" Seacrest is 5'7" maximum!
me said on 4/Apr/07
sanjaya malakar is 5'9 according to his myspace...i belive him because i have a friend with his same exact built, posture and everything... though he appears to be shorter than i (5'8. anyway sanjaya has so so posture and ryan has excellent posture and sanjaya is still my conclusion 5'7 tops.
Leung said on 4/Apr/07
no worries MD :)
The important thing is that we all agree that Seacreast is 5'7" at the most.
MD said on 4/Apr/07
I guess I made the mistake. lol
MD said on 2/Apr/07
Leung, 4 inch heels don't add 4 inches. This is a mistake many people make. Rob can probably explain this better.

[Editor Rob: the white ones, these look like they have close to a 1 and 3/4 front platform although its a kind of slanted platform, but they will give quite easily a net gain of 4 inches, they'd be advertised in shops as 5, probably 5.5 inch heels]
GrannyJules said on 1/Apr/07
Seems like the only one shorter than Ryan on this year's competition is Melinda. If Ryan is 5'9" then Jordin must be 6'1"!!! None of the competitors look very big until they get next to Ryan. Heck, Gina looks like a huge woman next to him! I bet he is like 5'4" tall and probably weighs about 140.
Leung said on 1/Apr/07
Nice pics MD, ok so let’s do the maths:
Stefani is 5’6” plus add her 4” heels brings her up to 5’10”. Akon is 5’10” and with the sneakers he is wearing he would be standing about 5’11.5”
Taking into consideration Akon’s shaved head I say that Akon is standing about 1.5” taller than Stefani, therefore 5’6” for Stefani and 5’10” for Akon in my opinion are pretty accurate.

Gwen has got at least 2 inches on Seacrest, therefore Seacrest is about 5’8” in shoes. Normal dress shoes are about 1.5” over barefoot so that would mean Seacrest is about 5’6.5”. I actually think that Seacrest is not quite as short as 5’6.5” but 5’7” is definitely the maximum I would give him.

Anyone that thinks Seacrest is anything taller than 5’7” is getting fooled by his puffy hairstyle.
Me said on 31/Mar/07
Does anyone know how much Seacrest weighs? He seems not just shorter than almost all the contestants, at least this time but he also seems slight, slim whatever. I know a lot of the girls/women are big, strong, healthy girls but when he was standing next to Jordan I thought: It's as someone photocopied them but photocopied Ryan Seacrest reduced to 65%.
Viper said on 31/Mar/07
Parker, its amazing how the press describes Rod stewart at 5-5, when in reality he towered over Seacrest.
MD said on 31/Mar/07
Rob, how tall do you think Ryan looks with 5'10" Akon, here, and 5'6" Gwen Stefani?

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Jesse said on 29/Mar/07
People wouldn't call him short if he was 5'9!! He's probably 5'7 and that with his shoes.. Cant remmeber guy who stoot next to him and were shorter..
C said on 29/Mar/07
Even a morning radio show hosts were commenting on Ryan. The hostess said something like "I'm 5'8", and I met Gwen - she was shorter than me. But did you see Ryan, who was like 3 feet shorter than her? There's no way he's 5'8."
Robert.R said on 26/Mar/07
You obviously saw a different clip to me then Parker. It was so brief it was not easy to tell. One thing I am certain of though is that he was no taller than Blake who was wearing flat shoes and Blake claims 5'7" though he could be shorter.
Parker said on 26/Mar/07
I always think its interesting how people see different things. I also saw American Idol and saw Ryam greet Lulu and bend down to give her a peck. In my eyes he had at least 3-4 inches on her, and she had minimum 3 inch heels on. He looked significantly shorter than the 5'11 Rod Stewart when he was on AI, so I think he's in the 5'7/5'8 range, a la Cruise.
Robert.R said on 23/Mar/07
Incidentally, I noticed on the latest episode of American Idol, after Lulu sang, "To Sir With Love", Seacrest came on to greet her and although we only saw them together briefly, they did appear to be the same height, in fact Lulu might have had the edge slightly. Now I know she was wearing high heels but I know for a fact that Lulu was 5'2" in her prime and Seacrest also had footwear. If, as Seacrest claims he is 5'9" then Lulu would have had to have 7" heels to have been the same height as him minus footwear.
C said on 21/Mar/07
I saw AI last night...when Ryan was with Blake, they looked to be very close in height. I don't know what kind of footwear Blake has, but he even looked a tiny bit taller in some views - but that may have been due to the camera angle.
Evanna said on 21/Mar/07
Yesterday I saw a rerun of the last Idol night on ITV2, and Ryan was commenting on Melinda Doolitle's high heels, and then Simon interrupted him with a comment about Ryan being an expert on heels!
Robert.R said on 20/Mar/07
I saw Blake who claims 5'7" next to Seacrest on the latest edition of American Idol. Blake was wearing flat white shoes and he looked the same height if not a little taller than Seacrest.
cool1988dude said on 15/Mar/07
Does anyone have a clip of Ryan's barefoot antics on Idol? Because I think It's 5'9"
Robert.R said on 14/Mar/07
I see your point Sigh, however, the whole point of this site is about debating the height of celebrities, hence the name "Celebrity Heights"
MD said on 13/Mar/07
You guys are right. Blake makes him look average. lol
Sigh said on 13/Mar/07
you people need to get a damn life. Do you realize you're wasting time partificating over the height of a celebrity. I'm sure he'd be the perfect height for you all when he's on his knees. wake up people, the world is too big.
Robert.R said on 13/Mar/07
I agree Leung, Blake Lewis did not look 5'7" even with his hair spiked up, 5'5" is more accurate which as you say brings Seacrest back to 5'7".
Leung said on 12/Mar/07
With Blake Lewis on the show Seacrest can truly say that he isn’t the shortest guy on the show. Blake Lewis looks more like 5’5”-5’6” to me. And Seacrest is still 5’7”.
Viper said on 11/Mar/07
SG, how in the world can you say hes average height? The guy looks short in every photo, video, ect.
Brah said on 10/Mar/07
Looking at the end of this video, Seacrest looks an inch taller than Blake Lewis who claims 5'7", but we don't even know what's in his shoes.

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SG said on 10/Mar/07
He is most likely average height (just like he said). But for the most part this guy is a big star on one of the top shows on Television, if not the top. I am 5' 10" with normal shoes on and I would give up 2" to be where he is today.
MD said on 9/Mar/07
One minute Ryan and Simon and Randy all look the same height, the next, they dont...

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This is getting ridiculous. I wonder how many feet of lifts and oversized heels there are between the three? lol
MD said on 8/Mar/07
I'm not so sure, anymore, that he even manages to look a full 5'9", even in shoes. Or, else he wouldn't be getting the short comments. I mean, this contestant, Blake Lewis, I believe, claims 5'7" (Click Here

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Not the best photo, but even on the show, Ryan doesn't ever appear more than a quarter inch taller than him, if anything, at all. Again, I don't think he'd be getting the short comments if he really looked 5'9" in shoes.
Viper said on 7/Mar/07
Technically 5-9 is average in the U.S, so he really shouldnt be getting short comments at all, maybe by pretty tall guys or something.
Brad said on 6/Mar/07
Lacey wears big heels and his ex from Texas is alarmingly short to those who don't know so nobody said anything about NL's height. Seacrest is 5' 7".
MD said on 6/Mar/07
I think to believe that he is only fudging his height 1.25" when we give most other's the two inch rule, is ridiculous. If anyone is to boost his height two inches or more it seems like Ryan would be one of those persons. He's so incredibly height concious.
Ellie said on 6/Mar/07
Totally. I mean 5'9" is only one inch below average, so it's not that short to make fun of (which is why ryan is lying and is really 5'7"). i mean, you don't hear anyone making fun of 5'9" nick lachey about his height!
Robert.R said on 6/Mar/07
I would say you are absolutely right Viper.
Viper said on 5/Mar/07
I think Cruise and Seacrest are the exact same height at 5-7.
Robert.R said on 5/Mar/07
I agree with what you are saying Joey. Alot of the time it is Seacrest himself who brings up the subject, that is why I think his claims of being 5'9" are his idea of a joke otherwise it is a complete contradiction.
joey said on 5/Mar/07
Seacrest confuses me. He always mentions height. Everytime he is next to a woman who is taller, he always mentions it rather than ignoring it. If I were short, I wouldn't try to remind everybody how short I was all the time. But on the other hand, he lies about his height all the time. At times he is poking fun at his lack of height (showing he is not insecure) then he goes and lies about it.
Leung said on 4/Mar/07
Parker, I am very confident in saying that Tom Cruise would have the edge on Seacrest.
Compare Tom Cruise to guys that are 5’9”-5’10”, there is very little difference.
Compare Seacrest to guys that are 5’9”-5’10”, and there is always 2 or 3 inch difference.

Tom Cruise looks short compared to tall women.
Seacrest looks short compared to most women.

Even though Cruise is considered diminutive I still think Seacrest has virtually no chance of beating him in a tall-contest.
Parker said on 4/Mar/07
Woldn't be suprised if he was exact same height as Tom Cruise. Saw him being interviewed by Cat Deeley in 3 inch heels on American idol - looked about 3 ins shorter. Could be 5'9 in standard shoes.
MD said on 3/Mar/07
'Finally' because you're among the very few who think he's actually 5'8"
Lmeister said on 3/Mar/07
Finally someones seems to think that he is 5'8''ish...
trueheight said on 3/Mar/07
the reason he looks like a shrimp is because he his skinny, not the other way around. He's prolly 5'7 barefoot but he's got really slight shoulders and a small head
the shredder said on 2/Mar/07
I think hes 5'8 ! 5'9 seems high and 5'7 flat seems low ,so Im going with 5'8 ... no more then that though !
jonathan said on 28/Feb/07
Well i say oppose to being thin which would make him look taller.
luke said on 26/Feb/07
he looked like a midget at the oscar's, at he has to be at the most 5-7 and possibly lower, because virtually all females were taller than him (granted they had heels, but still some shorter actresses would be shorter then him if he was 5-9
Leung said on 26/Feb/07
With his recent barefoot display on Idol we thought that maybe he was going to change and start being honest about his height. But it appears that Seacrest has returned to his old ways and is claiming 5’9”. You are fooling no one Seacrest, we all know that you are 5’7”
Victorian said on 25/Feb/07
Hmm......saw him on E! (Red Carpet interviews) today standing next a couple of actresses. Beyoncé for instance seemed just about 2 inches taller than him which would put him at 5-7 max. It may have been the angle, but other height comparisons during the interviews made me lean more towards 5-6 for him. That's why I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, but only as high 170 cm.
Ellie said on 25/Feb/07
on the red carpet, he said jokingly to giuliana depandi and debbie matenopolis, "i'm 5'9" and 140 lbs" when making fun of himself for how short he was next to celebrities. but 5'9" for a man is nearly average. then we was interviewing ellen degeneres, who's 5'7", and he was 0.5" taller. I think it's pretty safe to say neither ellen or ryan were wearing heels. so he is 5'7", definately not more than 5'8" (and that's a stretch). he should just come clean instead of lying
Scott said on 25/Feb/07
Seacrest has just said on a pre oscars tthing thats on the tv that hes 5'9 140 pounds but he interviewed james mcavoy and he was smaller than that guy whos listed at 5'7 and has said so himself.why does he keep changing his mind!
Viper said on 22/Feb/07
Rob does need to bring him down to 5-7. I mean EVERYONE agrees with that.
Leung said on 22/Feb/07
Jake, there is nothing mysterious about that second photo. The answer is simple, Seacrest is either on his tiptoes or standing on a step ladder. His cheeky grin is a giveaway that he is up to mischief
MD said on 22/Feb/07
Jake, it's not mysterious. Ryan just admitted he wears lifts, and I'm sure he wasn't just talking about shoes.
Rachel said on 22/Feb/07
NO WAY is Ryan 5 foot 9 - or even 5 ft. 7 for that matter.
I played college b-ball, and its a well-known fact they listed us at
least an inch taller in the program - I'm sure HOLLYWOOD is no different.
Bombay Rocker said on 22/Feb/07
Either nick is wearing lifts or he 5 feet 10 as he says he is or ryan is like 5 feet 7, maybe even less.
MD said on 22/Feb/07
More photos for reference.

We can't see 5'9" Nick Lachey or Ryan's footwear.

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Jake said on 21/Feb/07
Oh, wait. Hold on a second...
Notice how Ryan is 1" - 1.5" shorter than the 5'8" Randy Jackson, (Putting him at 5'7" max.)
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And suddenly looks 1 - 1.5" taller (If Randy straightened up a bit) than 5'8" Randy Jackson, (putting him at 5'9" min.)
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Mysterious? I think so...
Scroat-ee said on 21/Feb/07
I bet he's 5'6" without his "LIFTS" which he admitted in a froidian slip on Idol last night.
Leung said on 21/Feb/07
I think Seacrest has been reading this website and realised that he needed to overcome his height insecurities, therefore we saw his barefoot antics on Idol.

Hey Ryan, props to you! It takes a real man to face their insecurities like you did when you appeared barefoot on Idol. Being comfortable with oneself is a really attractive trait, women will dig you.
Ok so now all you have to do is get Simon Cowell to take off his high heels and step on stage barefoot. Once again, props to you Ryan.
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/07
he is thin, so he could look taller.
Jake said on 21/Feb/07
I was surprised to see him go barefoot. If that guy is indeed 6'1" he is no 5'6" - 5'6.5" guy like I suspected. He does hold posture real well and still looks a noticable amount shorter than average, (for men.) I think he's 5'7".
Jim said on 21/Feb/07
I think Ryan is 5"8. He really does look close to or about average when I see him on idol.
Lmeister said on 21/Feb/07
At least some ppl are seeing my point. He isn't 5'9'', but he is hair over 5'7''...
C said on 20/Feb/07
When standing barefoot next to Paul Kim, Ryan said "now I'm short...without the extra lift." I wonder what he meant by that; normal lift of shoes, or did he admit he wears lifts? He appeared to be ~5" shorter than Paul, who my newspaper claims to be 6'1". If Paul Kim is 6'1", then Ryan would be around 5'8".
Brah said on 20/Feb/07
On tonight's American Idol, Seacrest did something funny.
One of the contestants, Paul Kim, likes to sing barefoot. At the end of his song, Ryan came up to interview him and he was barefoot too as a joke! Towards the end, Seacrest said "Now I look short, without the lift"! Hmmm, considering he got on stage barefoot in front of everyone, maybe he's not as height-obsessed as we think. He was actually 2 to 4 inches taller than some of the male contestants, and 2 to 4 inches shorter than some of the others. Maybe he's 5'9" shoes.
MD said on 20/Feb/07
Wow, anyone see Idol, tonight? Ryan had his shoes off in barefeet (long story), and he literally said "now I'm short...without the lift" or something very close to that. That's a shocker.
leonari said on 20/Feb/07
sorry guys but anybody considering 5'9' short is a stupid delusional fool! and there are random idiots on this site who keep repeating and repeating this non-sense.A real 5'9' man is totally average!! many 5'7 or even 5'6 guys (JaRule) claim to be 5'9'...maybe thats the reason some guys say 5'9' is short. But I must say if a womans average is 5'4'' and a 5'9 guy has 5 inches over her he towers over her seriously...please guys.get real and stop posting this nonsense.thanks
yeah seacrest is 5'7''.
daver said on 20/Feb/07
i think his shoes are normal i'll give him credit for that
i do think that he is no more than 5'7" though barefoot because he so often looks smaller than the average male idol contestant if he was around 5'8" the difference wouldn't look so big
and he occasionally looks average or even above average but that is only when he is around women contestants who are pretty short, like 5'1"
Viper said on 20/Feb/07
Here is his most ridiculous one to date:

"I'm 5'9" and people call me short" What he meant to say was "I'm 5'7" and people call me short"
Robert.R said on 19/Feb/07
I think Leung is absolutely right and I agree with MD, Seacrest would not be the topic of height debate if his claims were more realistic.
Lmeister said on 19/Feb/07
I think he is kinda pissed because everyone keeps saying that he is a "midget" or short. Come on he clearly is in 5'7''- 5'8'' range. Usually ppl call guys in 5'7''- 5'9'' range short, because it is "acceptable" to call these guys short...but If someone is shorter than 5'6'' ppl don't dare to call them short in front of them. I surely know it 'cause I'm 5'8''...
MD said on 18/Feb/07
Ryan wouldn't even be getting any attention, here, if his heights claims weren't so ridiculous. His claims are easily one of the more noticable and hilarious on the site.
Leung said on 18/Feb/07
Ace, Seacrest is 5’7” end of story. 5’9” is his height when he has 2 inches of footwear under his feet. Seacrest suffers from what is referred to as “little man syndrome”, which is a case of someone that is really insecure and unhappy about height and have to lie about their height, these people tend to also get agitated or angry when someone points out their lack of height.

The following Seacrest quotes clearly show his height insecurities:
“I’m average height”
“at least I’m taller than Tom Cruise”.
“your short, I’m average” (retort to Shakira)
“where I’m from (Miami) I am considered average”
Robert.R said on 17/Feb/07
I would say maybe 5'9" in lifts, 5'8" in ordinary shoes, 5.7.5" in trucks and 5'7" without footwear and I think I am being generous!
Ace said on 15/Feb/07
It seems as though the majority of people on here want him to be short, lol. I however hold an opinion a little less biased. He has stated he's 5'9", and he probably is un-lifted, everyday shoes. I think with out shoes hes probably just a shade under 5'8", with 5'7" being the shortest and 5'8" being the tallest possible. Is there any photos that can proove that he is in fact under 5'7"? Because i mean, i watch the show and i do notice how many people rag on him about his height. However, if you look at some of the contestants that are like 2 or three inches shorter, if Ryan is indeed 5'6" or 5'6.5" the contestants are only about 5'3"ish. Sundance is a contestant who seemed to by significantly shorter than Seacrest, i doubt he 5'2". I have noticed that for the most part Ryan's shoes seemed to be pretty "normal"

[Editor Rob: he had the audacity to wear chuck taylors once...I mean chucks, barely more than 1/2 inch! Imagine Simon Cowell ever wearing such shoes!]
Robert.R said on 15/Feb/07
The way I see it is this. 5'9" is not that short, certainly not for everyone to continuously point it out to you as they do Seacrest and secondly if he was 5'9" than that would mean nearly everyone seen with him must be over 6'including alot of the women. I did not see him beside John Mayer who I agree is about 6'3" but if as Denise says, he didn't look short compared to Mayer then I can only assume Seacrest was wearing lifts because he looks short compared to everyone else and they can't all be over 6'3"!
Denise said on 11/Feb/07
I just saw him beside john mayer and he is 6'3-4 and he didn't not look to short compared to him. I think he could be 5'8-5'9
iris said on 9/Feb/07
Poor Seacrest...he is involved in showbiz basically interviewing people(american idol and E channel) so he constantly is in contrast with other people´s heights (he even has a box to stand on with red carpet situations).. I would agree that 172 is a bit over the top. I would give him 170 cm.
Robert.R said on 31/Jan/07
In view of all these comments Rob, don't you think you should reduce this guy to a more realistic height? Like 5'6.5" - 5'7".
Leung said on 30/Jan/07
Yeah that was Seacrest, everyone looked tall next to him including most women
H.O. said on 29/Jan/07
I just watched Ryan doing interviews prior to the SAG Awards. He interviewed Eddie Murphy, who is like 5'10" or 5'9", and Ryan looked about 3 - 4 inches shorter than him.
Scarlet said on 22/Jan/07
He was at the GG. He stood next to Brad and Angie and was four inches shorter than Angie in heels and even more inches shorter than 5'11 Brad. I would put Ryan at 5'5 barefeet.
J-Dog said on 20/Jan/07
Hey C I saw the same part of the segment, and that guy was way shorter than Ryan which is rare as Ryan seems to be shorter or at eye level with most people. I see guys like that all the time, guys that I am clearly taller than that "think" they are taller than me which is really funny (guys around 6' or 6'1" which I am taller than) I can tell honestly if I am taller or shorter than someone and that guy was like 5'3.5" or something.

I too find Ryan being near 5'8" hard to believe. Anyone have picture evidence of him being shorter? I just find it hard to believe that that many people over so many seasons would keep saying this to him if it wasn't true. I know Randy Jackson is at 5'8" and he seems bigger. From pictures by Randy he looks about the same height coincidentally. But Ryan Seacrest loves big clunky boots and has the straightest posture I have ever seen, it blows Tom Cruise out of the water.
Robert.R said on 19/Jan/07
Rob at this moment in time I am watching the new series of American Idol here in the UK and I just cannot believe this guy is anything over 5'7"! How he can continuously claim to be 5'9" is totally beyond me. I wish we had a photograph of Glenn with him because all the people he stands alongside, including the females are taller than him.
C said on 19/Jan/07
I saw the segment too and thought it was pretty funny. There was one family, (or group of friends) in that segment, that was interesting. The guy in the group claimed he was the same height as Ryan. Yet Ryan was clearly taller than him...maybe by 2-3"+? So I'm wondering...maybe Ryan is slightly below average to begin with, but maybe there's also something about him that makes him appear shorter than he actually is? Just a thought.
youngbutgood said on 19/Jan/07
This guy is definately 5"7 or shorter. I saw that segment where they were talking about his height and I usually see him wearing chunky boots.
Viper said on 19/Jan/07
Seacrest can look average on TV though.
MD said on 18/Jan/07
Joe, are you not looking at the photos? He's clearly shorter than 5'8.5".
Jake W. said on 18/Jan/07
I agree he's 5'7", maybe even 5'6" and change. He's trying to claim he's "average height", or 5'9", for some reason.
J-Dog said on 18/Jan/07
Good points Joe when I wake up I am 6'2.5" and during the day the max I can shrink is damn near 1.5" inches.

By the way did anyone see the segment on American Idol this past Tuesday, they had a whole segment about how people were telling Ryan Seacrest he was "short" it was quite telling of how height is a factor into human relations.

I don't consider Tom Cruise short either, average.
Joe said on 18/Jan/07
The average height for white males in the United States is roughly 69.5 inches.
The average height for males of any race/ethnicity in the United States is roughly 68.5 inches. So if He is 5'9 he is average, 6' 1'' would be the average height of a Dutchman. More to the point though, your height will change over the course of a day due to the effects of diurnal variation, usually decreasing roughly an inch by nightfall. Furthermore poor posture such as a hunched back or tilted hips can easily reduce your height by as much as an inch. Then considering the height distortion created by the various styles of shoes on the market it is probably safe to say that those pictures dont prove much of a point. After all Tom cCruise looks suspiciously taller then Katie Holmes in their wedding photo. I would guess he's slightly shorter then what he reports, probably 5'8.5'', roughly average for a male in America.
J-Dog said on 17/Jan/07
Yeah that quote is true.

The girl asked him "Do you like Spanish girls" he leans in and says "Yes" Quickly. Then she says ohh you see I noticed you are short and I am short so... Then he chimes in quickly and says "Actually you are short and I am average height".

It does seem very reactionary of him, but I am sure he hears it all the time, when you are a guy it's treated like a sin to be shorter than average. If this many people are saying this to him it makes it hard for me to believe he is 5'8" basically because I know 5'8" guys and they aren't called short too much but then again Ryan is on TV and people assume you will be bigger in person.
I would say given the comments he would be a flat 5'7" who knows?
MD said on 17/Jan/07
This has happened more than once. He continually insists he's of average height. He's not.
Leung said on 17/Jan/07
Yeah the "I'm average" phrase is a Seacrest favourite.

C, that Shakira story is hilarious but it sounds exactly like the type of response Seacrest would give. Whenever someone mentions that he’s short Seacrest gets really defensive and insecure. When a girl comments on his height he would look much better if he responded with something funny like “yeah it really adds to my cuteness factor and that’s why so many women find me so adorable”.
Viper said on 17/Jan/07
Ryan Seacrest is not average, lol. Wow, he must think people who are 6-1 are giants.
UNK said on 17/Jan/07
Did he really make that comment? That proves he has a height hang-up for sure. If he were actually average height, he would have laughed with her or at her.. never would have got defensive.

The guy is an idiot. If people are continuely calling you short, than most likely you are short.. no statsicts about what's average is going to change that. I could see if it was one time, but enough people have commented to make him say that quote on CNN, Rob has above.
C said on 17/Jan/07
I thought it was funny when that one girl who sang "Hips Don't Lie" said to him "You and I are both short." He fired back right away "You're short, I'm average." Although it's just what he says, I don't know if he can be shorter than 5'7"...can you really be that dilluted to continually announce you're average, yet 5'6" or under?
Leung said on 17/Jan/07
Ludacris’ posture looks equally relaxed. Seacrest’s eye’s are level with Ludacris’ nose, if these guys were the same height they would be eye level with each other.

Against someone like Jason Priestley I think Seacrest might be in with a chance, but I’m sorry Seacrest is no match for Ludacris.
MD said on 15/Jan/07
Ludacris is clearly taller, camera angle or not.
Viper said on 15/Jan/07
This guy needs to be downgraded big time.
Leung said on 14/Jan/07
Rob, how come Ludacris and Ryan Seacrest are both listed as 5 ft 7.75?
In the photo that MD posted it is obvious that if Seacrest took off his baseball cap then Ludacris is clearly at least 1” taller.

Tom Cruise, Ludacris and Ryan Seacrest are all listed on this site as 5 ft 7.75, I’ll agree with Cruise and Ludacris, but Seacrest I believe is shorter than both these guys.

[Editor Rob: he looks a little closer although can't see either footwear, seacrest can look slightly more relaxed posture.]
MD said on 13/Jan/07
Meant to say 5'7.75" Ludacris.
Robert.R. said on 11/Jan/07
I noticed Bryan Adams is only listed as 5'7.5", surely he is taller than Seacrest.
CoolJ said on 2/Feb/06
Also remember, that a 4" heel does not necessarily make you 4" taller.
MD said on 24/May/05
Maybe this one should be changed now since he's obviously not 5'9" even in normal shoes.
MD said on 21/Apr/05
Simon is definitely around 5'9" and from many pics we've seen Simon looks at the very least an inch taller than Ryan. I'm guessing Ryan's really around 5'7.5" - 5'8"

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