Sam Witwer's Height
5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)
American actor best known for roles in TV series like Battlestar Galactica, Being Human and Smallville. He has consistently claimed to stand over six foot, saying "I'm 6'1. And struck by how tiny I look next to @MarkRPellegrino #BeingHuman"
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Average Guess (40 Votes)
5ft 11.02in (180.4cm)
Ethyn said on 10/Aug/19
He looks 6’0”, but not any taller.
WatchYourBack said on 1/Jul/19
It is a delusion. A number of people must of guessed his height at 6'1 and he just went along with it. I don't think he has ever measured himself. This is relatable. I am 179.5cm barefoot and for a good 2years I thought I was 6'1 and in high school I used to be called "tall" not kidding...I always pictured myself as someone who looks 6'1 but I'm actually not, quite sad.
Sam is 5'11 at best.
@TheBat I think you would fanboy over Sam as well if he was actually 6'2.
@Starlo3 There are legit 6'2's who think they are 6'4...
@6footTom If you watch Batman animated, you'll come to expect Batman to be this leader, rolemodel, father figure, alpha male, playboy, as 5'11 flash quotes "The James Bond of superheroes" that literally reminded me of Connery & Lazenby. 6'2 is the ideal height for such a fantasy figure with these characteristics and the majority fanbase wants a true tall guy to portray the Batman..
@Myself Judging someone just cause they may have misunderstood their own height by 2inches says a lot about yourself too.
@FE 179-180cm range barefoot like me, "comfortably above average" is what a 6'2 friend of mine told me.
TheBat said on 30/Jun/19
Lol! I guess I'll claim 6'0.75" from now on too.
Starlo3 said on 26/Apr/19
I range from 6'1.5-6'2 barefoot... I might as well just start claiming I'm 6'4!
TheBat said on 17/Mar/19
Keaton is actually the only exception of an actor below 6'0" that I've accepted as Batman. The character's comics height is 6'2" barefoot which is honestly the perfect height for Batman. Actors like Brett Dalton and Richard Armitage are two examples of 6'2" actors who should have been Batman. But I'll accept most from 6'1" to 6'4" and even 6'0" or 6'5" at times.
6footTom said on 8/Mar/19
He's taller than Keaton at his prime and only around an inch shorter than Bale. I don't think height is all that important for Batman so long as the actor playing him isn't short.
TheBat said on 8/Mar/19
Yeah I still don't buy Sam's 6'1" claim to this day lol. I see several people cast him as Batman and they all mention he's 6'1" which is such a joke. He's a great actor, but he's too short for Batman.
said on 26/Feb/19
How much do you think he weighs
Can look maybe 185-190 pounds
said on 19/Jan/19
Are you aware that he’s a regular in Supergirl?
I have been watching him in it and he can look more 5’11” than not.
What would you say, Rob?
Yes he is added to that category now, he doesn't look above 5ft 11 generally (like say 5ft 11.5), though can pull around 5ft 11.
TheBat said on 24/Oct/18
Sam's a great actor but it's moronic that he claims he's 6'1". He gets a 5'11" for me, though this listing of 5'10.75" could very well be true.
Myself said on 20/Feb/18
Gentlemen, This is ridicolous.
Seriously?! Claiming to be 5+ cm taller than you are, considering how close you are to average!??
I wouldn't personally have a lot of respect for him to begin with, if we happened to know each other.
Tonyx said on 16/Dec/17
Starkiller looks 5ft11in.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 14/Dec/17
Excellent upgrade. (Too bad about that claim, though...)
said on 13/Dec/17
Nice Upgrade! But he does have easy 1-2 inches on Max Thieriot and Colin Egglesfield (5'10")
I think this is the lowest i could argue, Is a full 5'11" possible?
Editor Rob: don't rule it out completely
said on 11/Dec/17
He doesn't look much under 5'11" at all......
Kyle Gatehouse (listed 6ft)
John Barrowman, Mitch Pileggi, Ian Mcdiarmid, and Freddie prinze jr
What’s your thought on this Rob?
Editor Rob: I think I can give him almost 5ft 11, it might be he is claiming the 2 inch rule...I'd say with a solid 6ft 1 range guy like Mark Pellegrino he could be close to 5ft 11.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/May/17
Pellegrino can look 186/187cm w/h this guy
said on 25/May/17
Since Mark is listed 186cm...
They look around 1.5-2 inches apart. Sam has shoe advantage over Mark, so that would make Sam right on the 5'11" mark. If Mark is 186 then it's hard argue anything under 180 for Sam.
Rob, 5'11" flat could b closer?
Editor Rob: from what I've seen, there's over 2 inches, nearer 3 between them.
Hans Meiser said on 27/Apr/17
Okay. I'll just claim 6'2 from now on then.
said on 7/Apr/17
How likely is 5'11" flat for him?
If anything, he has looked more 5'11ish rather than 5'10.5".
so the lowest i see him at is 5'10.75" or a weak 11 at worst. BTW i do think 6'1" is way too much for him, But i think at least 5'11" would b great.
How about tweaking it up to 180 instead?
Editor Rob: almost 5ft 11 might not be unrealistic, at times he can look it.
Arthur said on 4/Feb/17
It's funny. His claim is so high that there isn't even an option of it on the average guess. that there is no option to put it down. LOL
said on 28/Nov/16
Rob, imagine if this guy decide one day to measure himself against a wall with an aerosol can and a tape measure, he would be very dissapointed to find he is 2.5 inches below his claim! I mean, I dont know why people inflate or ar so ignorant about his height, as you had shown in your vids its very easy to measure height !
Editor Rob: spainmen, some people genuinely have trouble, but yeah, it isn't hard to measure.
S.J.H said on 7/Nov/16
He can be 5'10.75 not quite under since mark pellegrino real height close to 6'1.5 than 6'1
184.3cm (Night) said on 3/Apr/16
Not more than 5'10.5". Look at his footwear in that pic with Michael underneath. Big boots with long jeans and Rosenbaum has sneakers. They are around the same height.
said on 7/Feb/16
Rob can I make a case for a flat 5'10 for Sam?
Editor Rob: I'm happy enough with 179 for him, but at times you may well argue above or below that is possible.
moe said on 13/Jan/16
I saw Sam Witwer at the 2011 comicon. He's 5'10
said on 12/Jan/16
Rob, now that he knows imdb and a lot of people peg him at 5'10.5, do you think he could measure himself and find the truth?
Editor Rob: maybe it's something he should do.
Being honest about physical traits is a good path to walk down.
Ferris said on 6/Jan/16
Hey Rob, maybe u should bump him up to 5'10.75"?
said on 2/Jan/16
There was a twitter thread last year showing how you can get little 'height wars' on a page like imdb.
said on 10/Dec/15
Rob, is it possible that Sam is 5'11.75" flat feet? I know it's a long shot but even in big boots he looks very tall.
Editor Rob: I think you could make a case for 5ft 11, but 5ft 11.75 I would struggle to argue that high for Sam.
Key said on 13/Sep/15
Wow Ferris. That picture of Sam Witwer and Ray Park is a real eye opener! XD honestly Ray Park looks 5'8 and in that picture with the two of them, witwer looks 5'9! Dang! XD lol
said on 29/Jul/15
Rob, Is A 5'10.75" Listing Possible?
he really can look 5'11" alot on Smallville and Being Human.
he looks close in height with
Jason Omara and Christopher Gorham
Looks 2 inches on Ray Park
Somewhat taller than Colin Ferguson?
and Fairly Close to Michael Rosenbaum
he really doesnt look under 5'10.5" but possibly very near 5'11"
What's ur Thought on this Rob? plz answer
Josh said on 8/Apr/15
Seeing him on being human and on Smallville I thought he was what he said which is 6'1. But after seeing more of him I'm thinking he is 5'11 barefoot. Then he claims 6'1 with those thick boots he usually wears on the shows giving him 1.5-2 inches. Now with that being said I don't think he's any lower than this listing but slightly higher. I'd say this is the lowest he can be and tops 5'11 barefoot. He doesn't strike me as a normal sized dude, he looks tallish.
b-mint1994 said on 30/Mar/15
I think he's closer to 5'11".
said on 3/Dec/14
Rob, go to about 7:00 :
How can he claim 6'1 with a straight face? Also there's Mike Rosenbaum with him, who claims 6'... Nobody says nothing, as if they can buy his claim! That's a big inflate!
[Editor Rob: he's a little bit of a disgrace to real 6ft 1 men :)]
Sam said on 29/Apr/14
Not much difference between him and his friend David Giuntoli.
spike said on 11/Feb/14
He needs an upgrade. He looks a -solid- 2-2.5 inches taller than Sam Huntington, who doesn't look like he could be any shorter than 5'9, more like 5'10. Witwer doesn't look like he's any shorter than 6'0.
gsbr said on 16/Dec/13
Watching The Mist, it was clear he wasn't 6'1". The 6'0" Andre Braugher looked tall, Witwer looked average.
MD said on 6/Dec/13
I mean, I don't want to keep belaboring the point, but the second photo I posted looks like the best one from which to judge their heights, and if that's not a full two inchs, I don't know what is. Either way, I think I've put to rest that Sam Huntington is 5'10" or that that is only a half-inch difference between the two.
chazinjax said on 5/Dec/13
@FA He does, he has really good posture. He's still only about 5'11 or so. And btw, average height varies, depending on where you are in the world. 5'9" is actually average height here in the US.
@MD Yes, that Sam Huntington. I'm looking at Sam without his hair high and spiked. I'm not saying Sam isn't taller than Sammie by a slight margin. I'm just saying it's not by 2 inches. The most would be an inch and a half, if that.
said on 5/Dec/13
Just so I'm sure, this is Sam Hunington (the one we're talking about) in these photos, right?
Even in the pictures that don't favor Witwer - and I'd argue two or three I posted actually favor Huntington - he looks noticeably taller.
chazinjax said on 3/Dec/13
@MD, I don't know if you're looking at those pictures wrong or you don't have a scope of what a 2 inch difference is. I'm looking at like 10 pictures right now, and Sam is just slightly taller by like an 1/2 an inch to a at best an inch. Do a pic search both Sams like I did and actually look at them. There is not a 2 inch difference between the two. And yes, it is legit that Sammie's 5'10". And please factor in the fact that Sam spikes his hair. A lot. That does not count...
said on 27/Nov/13
I'm looking at pictures right now of him and Sam Huntington and he looks to have at least two full inches on the guy. There is no way Sam Huntington is a legit 5'10".
Anyway, the 6'1" must have been a joke, because here he is with a legit 6'1" Mark Pelligrino who is leaning and not stacked up right next to Witwer given Witwer the photo advantage:
chazinjax said on 25/Nov/13
Well, Sam Huntington is 5'10" and if you look at episode 1.7, they are standing at just about the same height. Witwer's got about 1/2 an inch on him. I'm pretty sure some fangirl made that claim that he's 6'1" or just wishing that he was. I feel a little better. I'm 5'10 as well so I'm almost exactly as tall as him, lol!
itsenuf said on 2/Sep/13
I was just at Fan expo in canada and was standing next to him and I am 6 ft. he was 1 to 2 inches shorter then me and wearing normal shoes
Rey said on 10/Aug/13
Maybe we should ask: How tall are you in shoes and w/out? First candidate, Sly Stallone! 2nd would be, Arnold. Can you imagine the response.
Rey said on 8/Aug/13
Could he play Batman?
Chuck said on 16/Mar/13
He looks to be about the same height as me come to think of it; 5'10.5". Just above average height. Wonder where the 6'1" claim came in the first place.
ANDREA[ITA] said on 5/Aug/12
Rob, i dont have the arrogance to say he's surely over 6'3 but you gotta admit he looks taller than 6'3 many times and that makes sense when you hear everybody talking about his height. You think that a guy like Zachary Levi, who's supposed to be even taller than Tom, gets all those comments? And when i see guys like Jason Segel, listed taller than Tom and clearly looking shorter, then i dont understand the way you list people...
said on 5/Aug/12
Rob, dont you think is the contrary? :O
They made Tom smaller than in real life because if they wanted to make him taller as you say, they wouldnt have used apple boxes for the girls or even for quite tall men like Michael Rosenbaum! Whats the point of that? They want to make him look tall and then they use appleboxes to reduce height difference... Aaron himself said Tom is huge and i dont think that's because tom was always wearing 1.5 boots... I remember some cast saying that Tom often wears birkenstocks during scenes where you dont see full body. So, if anything, he has shoe disadvantage. It's strange how you try to defend Cruise's height and you never mention he's a lift wearer and you try to "downgrade" Tom's height, always talking about his boots advantage. He's noticeably taller than Jensen Ackles and Michael Shanks, that you met and said to be 6'...
[Editor Rob: he looks near 3 inches taller than Shanks and a couple inches taller than Callum Blue, so his claim is fine, I don't believe he's 6ft 3.5 at night though.]
said on 4/Aug/12
Rob, at the beginning of the vid, he talks about his height and those of the Smallville cast...
He says Tom is like 6'4-6'5... Maybe he really thinks to measure 6'1 and, thinking that, Tom looks really 6'5 to him?
[Editor Rob: Tom is playing Superman, they are not going to make him small on the show. I'm sure sometimes he looks taller than he does - like in some cases where he was with Aaron Ashmore...aaron is in like a converse and Tom in a 1.5 boot, suddenly he's going to look nearly 5 inches taller.]
said on 1/Aug/12
Rob, you think he could be 5'11? I just saw some pics of him and even if he doesnt look 6'1, he looks taller than 5'10, maybe 5'10.5, maybe 5'11...
[Editor Rob: yeah it is a possibility, 3 inches added on is a bit rare.]
sid said on 19/Jan/12
I stood next to Sam Witwer here in Vancouver. at a book store called chapters I'm 5ft10 we where eye to eye so that 6ft1 refrence is bull ****, he is also 5ft10
Godred said on 27/Dec/11
I think Sam`s got to be either 5`10 at lowest or 5`11 at absolute highest.
Jazmin said on 19/Dec/11
I think he's 5'11 which is 180 cm, right??, that sounds right to me, I truly believe that Mark Pellegrino is 6'1, and in Being Human he seems to be 2 inches taller than Sam.
Godred said on 17/Dec/11
Rob currently thinks he`s 5`10,that`s why it`s at the top of the page.
SAM RICK said on 10/Dec/11
about 2 years ago after he rose to fame I want to find out how tall he was and google said he was around 6feet tall and doomsday 7feet tall.NOW I DON'T HAVE A CLUE HOW TALL HE IS IS IT 6'1 OR 5'10.ROB HOW TALL DO YOU THINK HE IS?
Godred said on 14/Nov/11
I could buy 5`11 but no more.
stoodnext2 said on 28/Oct/11
I think he needs at least an inch upgrade, or identical twins Arron and Shawn Ashmore needs a downgrade.
Godred said on 8/Oct/11
5`10 flat 5`11 in shoes.
SAM RICK said on 27/Apr/11
Ok most sites say he is 6'1.ONE SITE 5'11 AND THIS SITE IS 5'10.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TALL.
Mat said on 20/Apr/11
I can't believe another 6'1 claim, I am currently watching Battlestar Galactica and he's no more than an inch taller than Jamie Bamber who's listed here as 5'9 although looks more like 5'8 to me. 5'10 is spot on for Witwer. Also don't believe his claims that Welling is 6'5, more 6'2, 6'3 with footwear.
Yaspaa said on 26/Mar/11
He was easily shorter than Pellegrino, 5'10 max.
MsKitty said on 9/Mar/11
I think 5'10 is accurate for this handsome actor; possibly closer to 5'11 when standing next to his Being Human costar Sam Huntington, who is also listed as 5'10 on every site.
MD said on 1/Mar/11
Not really much to add beyond it blows my mind that this guy was listed as a legitimate 6'1" everywhere on the internet.
samfan said on 28/Feb/11
On 'Being Human' he always seems small to me. In relation to door facings, the female on the show, etc. That's why I looked him up on here. I'd believe 5'10", I guess, but I was really thinking from this show he might be 5'8" or less.
Anonymous said on 8/Feb/11
For sure a couple inches shorter than the bad guy in Being Human who is claimed 6'1", so around 10'- 10'5"