How tall is Sam Neill

Sam Neill's Height

5ft 11.75in (182.2 cm)

Northern Ireland born New Zealand raised actor best known for films such as Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano, Event Horizon and Escape Plan.

How tall is Sam Neill
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Average Guess (28 Votes)
5ft 11.72in (182.2cm)
Slim said on 11/Sep/17
Peak and current please.
Slim183 said on 30/Aug/17
I'd say 6'0.25" glory days
5'11.5" today.
Slim said on 28/Aug/17
Richardspain said on 27/Aug/17
Sam Neill's height is somewhere between 182-183'5 in peak.

Nowadays a strong 180/ 181cm barefoot
He's got good genes like freeman, I'd say he's only lost 0.75.
Richardspain said on 27/Aug/17
Sam Neill's height is somewhere between 182-183'5 in peak.

Nowadays a strong 180/ 181cm barefoot
Slim 182 cm said on 10/Aug/17
184 is a stretch, he can pull of 183 though, I'll have to see more of him though. great underrated actor.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
184.9cm out of bed
Tarinator 6'0.5 said on 21/Jul/17
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he is 6 feet tall.
even said on 21/Jul/17
hes head has touched the 6 foot mark at least one time in his entire life .
Slim 181 cm said on 15/Jul/17
183 peak, 182 now.
Slim 181 cm said on 12/Jul/17
182 cm. add him to peaky blinders page please, don't forget the credits as well!
Jake said on 23/Jan/17
I believe this guy is now somewhere in the 5ft 11 - 5ft 11.75 range. However, my dad once told me that he actually met Sam Neill at an event that he attended (not sure what the event was called). This was probably when Sam Neill was in his 40's. My dad was in his early to mid 20's I believe. My dad told me his maximum height was in the 184-185cm range. My dad told me that him and Sam Neill stood at exactly the same height. Granted, Sam Neill's footwear could the decider hear but I believe that you should definitely consider including a peak height of 6'0" here Rob.
Jackytt said on 10/Jan/17
Still looks tall, he's this height, yes. Don't think he had lost any height.
HonestSlovene said on 20/Nov/16
Looked tall-ish in Jurassic Park (1993). No less than this listing for peak height and could very well have been 183 cm / 6'0"-6'0.25" but now given the fact that he is almost 70 y.o. he has probably lost a noticeable and decent amount of height (at least 1 in). Would say 182 cm/5'11.75" peak and 180 cm / 5'11" now.
In his own words ;-) said on 19/Oct/16
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Redwing said on 14/Oct/16
Yeah I think Joe Joe is right he looked like he was abit smaller than hart.
joe joe said on 8/Oct/16
Looked closer to 180 next to Miranda Hart on the Grahm norton show last night. Do you think he could have lost more height Rob
joe joe said on 8/Oct/16
Looked closer to 180 next to Miranda Hart on the Grahm norton show last night. Do you think he could have lost more height Rob
joe joe said on 8/Oct/16
Look closer to 180 next to Miranda Hart on the Grahm norton show last night
joe joe said on 8/Oct/16
Look closer to 180 next to Miranda Hart on the Grahm norton show last night
joe joe said on 8/Oct/16
Look closer to 180 next to Miranda Hart on the Grahm norton show last night
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
He doesn't look to loss any height even at a year shine of age 70. In 2014 United Passions and 2015 The Daughter still look the same in his early 80s work The Final Conflict
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/16
Rob, is the full 6ft is arguable in his 20's-30's?
Editor Rob: it can be argued.
Leo said on 22/Jun/16
This guy was 6'0 tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jun/16
B-C peak
berta said on 16/Jun/16
i looked at jurrassic park yesterday. He does in some way look tall. More tall than short. I Think he could be 183. Mot shortetr than this listing
Judd said on 1/Jun/16
[Editor Rob: maybe C]

In that case 6'0/183 cms would be a better listing!
Actually rob I think he was a strong 5'11.75"/182 cms guy so D is the better answer (also considering his current listing).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
Rob, which of these is most likely his peak?

A) 185.5cm/183.5cm
B) 185cm/183cm
C) 184.5cm/182.5cm
D) 184cm/182cm
E) 183.5cm/181.5cm
Editor Rob: maybe C
Sam said on 6/Oct/15
Im sure , he was 6ft tall
Rampage(-_- 🍀-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/15
Rob, maybe 181cm todayā¯“
sii said on 13/Feb/15
guys i dont mind peak
peak means with shoes ?
[Editor Rob: still barefoot but just means they are likely to have lost some height.]
Mike said on 4/Jan/15
Peak: 182-183 cm
Today: 180-181 cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/14
"Sam Neill's height is 5ft 11.25in (181cm)"
"Peak height was 6ft 0in (183cm)"
kev said on 29/Sep/14
182 cm peak
180 cm today
Realist said on 29/Jul/14
He is a tall man. No doubt about it. Easy 6'0.
iyolo said on 12/Jul/14
He looked at least 15 cm taller than Tim Roth as Joao Havelange (but he may have wore lifts,because Havelange was a swimmer-so usually they are tall),Tim Roth was always slouching ( He plays Sepp Blatter,listed as 1.70)
Hypado said on 28/Jun/14
182cm for Sam Neill
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 21/Jun/14
This guy looked 6 ft at his prime, I'd say 5'11 today 180-190 lbs. Premier Props listed the costume he wore in "The Vow Bill" 2012 movie. Size 10 shoe, 34 waist pants, 16" neck: Click Here
Joseff said on 12/Jun/14
Well rob, you wrote 1,82 as peak height and i completely agree with you.
But if you will bet money on his current (2014) height what will you choose?
I'm interested about his height and I know that soon will be presented a movie with him and Brosnan, and I'm curious to see they one next to the other...
[Editor Rob: last movie I watched with him was probably Daybreakers, he could look nearer 5ft 11 at times there]
joseff said on 11/Jun/14
Rob he could 5ft 11in or 1,80mt today at 67?
[Editor Rob: man I feel old realising Sam's this age now...yeah he could be nearer to that mark soon.]
joseff said on 7/Jun/14
rob you hit the mark! At peak he was a legit 1,82mt or 5ft 11.75in:

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in 1993-1994 he was more than 4in smaller than a tall guy like Jeff Goldblum (6 f 4in)!
mike said on 3/Jun/14
Is full 6 ft possible for his peak Rob? also, what did you originally have him at? I remember seeing 5ft 11.25 and 5ft 11.5.
[Editor Rob: he's been at 11.75 or 6ft before]
Lenad is sexy said on 22/May/14
solid 182cm. Wish I was that height
Sam said on 3/Apr/14
With his looks, voice and persona often seeming somewhere between classy, reserved and tormented, Neill reminds a bit of James Mason, although Neill never got as many great films under his belt as Mason IMO.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/14
He actually looks a bit like Jackman in The Piano with a voice like Pierce Brosnan!
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/14
Isn't he actually Irish born? Northern Irish? Daniel Day Lewis gets called Irish not British!
[Editor Rob: Norther Irish, Welsh, Scots, English...all Brits still I hope!]
Arch Stanton said on 1/Apr/14
Rob can you add The Piano? Actually gives a 6'1" impression in that film.
berta said on 14/Feb/14
He is a couple of cm taller than jorde garcia ( 182) in most of the photos of them together and he is 66 years old now. He must be 183 still. He never looked taller than that at peak but he doesnt look shorter now either. I think 183 peak and 182 now maybe still 183 beacuse i saw a recent photo of him and bily zane (184) and sam looked the same ore taller. But Jorge garcia cant be 182 he is probably 180 because he looks shorter in everfy photo of them together.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Dec/13
I suppose 183cm in his 20s-30s does seem reasonable as he still looks 182cm in his late 60s. But, he's a lot shorter than I would've initially thought. Many of those Aussie and Kiwi actors are known for being very tall. If I hadn't seen Jurassic Park, I would've guessed Neill as being 6ft3+
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Sep/13
That could be on the ball, Jake. He doesn't look to have lost much.
Back in 1997 he looked 6ft for definite if Goldblum was 6ft4-6ft5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Jul/13
Looked 4in max shorter than Jeff Goldblum in The Lost World and 2in taller than Laura Dern.

"Sam Neill height: 6ft 0in (183cm)"

"Jeff Goldblum height: 6ft 4.5in (194cm)"

"Laura Dern height: 5ft 10.25in (178cm)"
Scott 5'11 said on 19/Feb/13
He looked around 6'0 in Jurassic park, he was a lot shorter than jeff
Goldblum though
Conti said on 16/Feb/13
I would say he's 5'10 today,because in Jurassic Park he looked like he was 6'0 in his timberland boots.He's always been 5'11 until he shrunk an inch.He's 5'10 now days.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Sep/12
Not today, Jake. Fellow Aussie actor Bryan Brown has about 2in on him. Unless Brown is like 6ft2 then Neill can't be taller than 5ft11. He's 65 aswell so 0.5in loss is quite possible.
Jake: 1.82 m-- 1.83 m-- 1.84 m said on 25/Jul/12
5ft11.75- 6ft (182 cm- 183 cm) range is probable.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Jul/12
I think he may have been 6ft(183cm) at
peak. But in recent years he's looking closer
to 5ft11 flat. 181cm today
PatB said on 25/Sep/11
Neill in fact played James Bond - sort of. He played Sidney Reilly the "Ace of Spies". The character James Bond was partly based on Reilly.

Sam Neill is just about as tall as a real spy should be. Connery was much too tall and handsome. Spies are supposed to be inconspicous. In the sixties Connery made a stunning first impression. If you had been in a room with him then you would certainly have remembered him, which is all wrong for a spy. Spies should be medium sized rather gray and unremarkable looking men.

Sam Neill is also a bit too tall and much too handsome to have been a spy.
jmac67 said on 25/Aug/11
Neill would have been a good Bond. BTW only 3 bonds were English. Moore, Dalton and Craig. Connery is a Scot, Brosnan is Irish and the very first Bond was an American. Actor Barry Nelson played Bond in an American TV version of Casino Royale from 1954.
db said on 18/Aug/11
I saw him last weekend in Vancouver walking with a friend. Really seemed 6"1 the shortest 6"0. I am 5"6 and he was for sure a head taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/May/11
6"0(183cm) peak, 5"11.25(181cm) today
mike said on 1/May/11
5ft11 in his early years, now maybe a weak 5ft10.5
naren said on 4/Mar/11
guys i met sam neill last week he was at servo i work and he is definately more than 6 feet 3 inches
RICHARD said on 19/Feb/11
barely taller than Daryl Hannah in Memoirs of the Invisible Man,and Chevy Chase dwarfed him,too.5'11 tops
Misha said on 5/Feb/11
Wyatt, why do you imply Neill is not British? He was born in Northern Ireland and educated in New Zealand. But you're certainly right about George Lazenby. And I agree, Neill would have been a wonderful Bond, and is certainly taller than Daniel Craig, much closer in fact than anyone else to the original Bond height as envisioned by Ian Fleming (six feet even).
Wyatt said on 14/Jan/11
@Billijo Maynard, I disagree. James Bond must be British (or be from the British isles). The only bond I can think of that wasn't British was George Lazenby (who was awful).
James said on 21/Nov/10
5'11 flat is a possibilty today.
Franco said on 30/Apr/07
at the time movies were shot in 4:3 fullscreen this made actors look even taller.

again he looks indeed as tall as 6'2 in that movie when he probably was 6'1, the camera added 1 inch prolly to the already tall thing.

i watched a mini movie he made called THE TRIANGLE and although looking tallish i would give him more than 5'11.5 barefooted.
Anonymous said on 25/Apr/07
He does look enormous in 'Possession' (a favourite film, although not one that I'd recommend to most people,) but I think that has more to do with the height of his co-stars (Adjani is about 5'3", and the fellow playing Heinrich was probably 5'7") and possibly the camera-angle in that first shot of Neill and Adjani together (which makes the height difference look even greater than it is)
Franco said on 24/Mar/07
i watched a movie he made in 1981 called POSSESSION (superb movie!)...
he looks tall like 6'2 but his shoes are very suspect. i'd say he is 6'0 without shoes at the time, today he is 5'11 1/2
tubbs said on 4/Dec/06
barely taller than Darryl Hannah in The Memoirs of An Invisible Man, Chevy also towered over him in that movie too. 5'11 tops.
Stephen said on 13/Sep/06
Sean Connery towered over him in Red October.
MHouillon said on 23/Jul/06
Sam Neill is a 5'11.5 maximum. Rob, time to downgrade him !
Gonzalo said on 19/May/06
6 feet sounds reasonable for him. He was a couple of inches shorter than William Hurt in Until the end of the world
Frank2 said on 18/May/06
Sam is slightly taller than me and I'm 5'11" so I'd put him at about 5'11.5".
yoto said on 27/Feb/06
5'11'' rob downgrade.

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