How tall is Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L Jackson's Height

6ft 1 (185.4 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 2 (188 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films Pulp Fiction, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Jurassic Park, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator, Unbreakable, Django Unchained and as agent Nick Fury in the Marvel Universe. He says on an MSN Chat when asked how alike he and his 'Changing Lanes' character are: "He's black, I'm black. He's 6'3, I'm 6'3. He weighs a little more than I weigh now, but other than that, not at all."

How tall is Samuel L Jackson
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Average Guess (88 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.23in (188.5cm)
Current: 6ft 1.25in (186.1cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Jun/18
I can’t accept anything less than 6ft2 peak. Nearer 189cm if anything
Sandy Cowell said on 14/Jun/18
One of my favourite actors for sure!

I saw him with 6ft John Travolta and 6ft1 Quentin Tarantino last night in a funny scene from 'Pulp Fiction', which takes place in Jimmy's (Tarantino's) kitchen! He is noticeably the tallest, and I can buy slightly more than 6ft2 at that stage in his life. I will go for 6ft2.25 peak and 6ft1 for today's height.
Gracian said on 10/Jun/18
Rob, I still think that 1/4 inch over 6'2" for peak height Jackson really looks honest. Jackson often has flat shoes for many years, I think it's important to take this into account. Here's Jackson in 2007 with Dwayne Johnson: Click Here
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Here is Jackson in 2010 with Dwayne Johnson and Scarlett Johannson: Click Here
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Besides, Jackson really looked taller than Michael Madsen: Click Here
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Here are the pictures of Jackson with Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt from 2013: Click Here
In my opinion, there is no reason to doubt 6'2.25" because it really looks just right for him. Rob, can you give him now 1/4 inch over 6'2" peak height?
berta said on 13/May/18
samuel was somewhere beetween 188-189 peak. i think personally 188,5 could be what he was. he look 185 now. could if measured possible be taller.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 11/May/18
Maybe 6'2 1/8 peak and 6'1 1/8 now.
Jordan87 said on 9/May/18

In the Picture you posted you can See Neeson Bending his knees. Or actually all of Us saw it, and you missed it lol.
Gracian said on 26/Apr/18
That's right, Jackson looked good 2 inches taller than John Travolta and Denzel Washington. Anyway, he did not look much shorter than Liam Neeson, Rob please look at this: Click Here
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In addition, Jackson looked taller than the 6'2" Michael Madsen, even if Madsen had the advantage of footwear, please Rob look at it too: Click Here
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Rob, will you give him upgrade peak height to 6'2.25"?
Editor Rob
It's arguable whether he was a fraction over 6ft 2 and just how much he has lost...
LT said on 22/Apr/18
Rob is 189cm arguable at peak because easily he had a good 2 inches on Travolta in pulp fiction and Denzel in mo’ better blues.
Editor Rob
6ft 2 and change could be argued...he has lost height for sure in last 10 years.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Mar/18
6ft3 out of bed in his prime
berta said on 3/Mar/18
185 seems about right today beside skarsgård and ryan reynolds. peak i think 188 flat could be little to low. i think he was a fraction over that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/18
Rob, is a fraction over 6ft2 peak maybe a bit more feasible?

Looked exactly 2in taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction...
Editor Rob
It's arguable at times.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/18
He does look a bit shorter than Reynolds in that movie...peak though I think he would have been similar.

Very strong 6ft2 guy in the 80's-90's.
Canson said on 29/Jan/18
6’1 today Reynolds is 6’2
bman1 said on 28/Jan/18
Just saw "Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)". There were many scenes with Jackson and co-star 6'2 Ryan Reynolds. In all of them, Reynolds looked taller-- probably an inch. (That's allowing for Reynolds' hair and Jackson's baldness.) Also, it appeared that Jackson had to look slightly up to Reynolds when they were facing each other. Plus, Jackson is almost 70yo, and his age may have lost him an inch or so.
Canson said on 19/Jan/18
Rob has both heights accurately listed. Still looked 6’1 plus to 6’2 in Negltiator and prob 6’1 flat or about that today
James said on 12/Nov/17
Today he looks anything from 184-186 but his peak height was 188-189 he dropped more than i thought
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/17
Tallest he ever looked to me was Jackie Brown. Looked about 6ft3 w/h DeNiro
Mike said on 4/Nov/17
I would give him 6ft 0.75 today
Dingus said on 4/Nov/17
He may have been a strong 6'02" in his youth. Now I think he is just under the mark.
Canson said on 31/Oct/17
@Junior: I agree 6’1” today. Still looks tall tho as he’s a proper 6’1”. Looks 3.5” below Barkley on pics and videos
Junior said on 27/Oct/17
6'1.75" Tom Hiddleston edge on Samuel by 2cm

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Canson said on 21/Oct/17
Rob has him listed appropriately
Miiiiiiighty_- said on 14/Oct/17
Peak 6'2.5" ( Die Hard III, Shaft etc. )

Nowadays 6'1ish, looks 1.5-2in smaller than Ryan Reynolds in "Hitman & Bodyguard"
PB said on 30/Sep/17
He was the same height as my Dad who is 6'2 when we met him back in 2005 after star wars came out
Willes188 said on 30/Sep/17
Flat 188 is too low, in between 6'2 and 6'2.25 in reasonable
Spencer said on 28/Sep/17
Looks 6'2" in Coach Carter which was made in 2004.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Aug/17
He actually looks 2in shorter than Reynolds in some recent photos! 20 years ago he wouldn't have been shorter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Jul/17
190.9cm out of bed
Slim 181 cm said on 10/Jul/17
Agree with robs listing
6'2, 20s and 30s
6'1 now.
even said on 8/Jul/17
peak 6 2
now 6 1
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/17
In shoes he could have been that mark assuming he was a bit over 6ft2 barefoot.
Adijos said on 6/Jul/17
Rob, IMDb changed its height to 6'3½".
Editor Rob: well I went to Samuel's page this moment, and noticed his profile photo was him smiling with a cheeky 'gotcha' type grin.

Maybe, like a Cyberman, he gave himself an Upgrade...

or, one of our dear celebheights visitors pranked him up a bit!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jul/17
Looked 6ft3 in School Daze. Either that or Laurence Fishburne was well below 6ft!
Canson said on 3/Jun/17
6'1 today peak maybe closer to 6'2". He's not much shorter than David Morse in negotiator like 2.5" maybe 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/May/17
I think he scraped 189cm in his prime (like 188.8cm)
berta said on 8/May/17
hm hard to guess his current height. with skarsgård i wouldnt guess over this listing but in kong and other work i could believe he still is 186 guy. peak he was atleast 188 cm with chanse of max being 189. Lets say about 185,5 today and 188,5 peak
RisingForce said on 6/May/17
I hadn't questioned his height much until recently, but how much of a 53 year old Samuel L. Jackson looking a flat 6 feet with a slouch next to 6'1" Barry Bonds be explained away?Click Here It's obvious he has worse posture, but then how tall could he have been at that time and how much height, if any, would he have lost by that point? It's been bad news for Colin Farrell, who I did think is a solid 5'9.5" guy as Jackson towered over him looking about 6'2" or so in comparison in S.W.A.T., but then again, I don't remember the difference between Jackson and a 181-182 cm Bruce Willis really being as much as 2.5" in Die Hard With a Vengeance. If Rob is that convinced he had to be near 6'2" then I won't give him less than 187 cm range peak and maybe a weak 6'1" today.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 6/May/17
Rob, I would argue 6'2.25". However, why does Chris Tucker look too dead even with Peak Samuel L Jackson here?

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Editor Rob: I'm sure in Jackie Brown Samuel was taller than Tucker.
AlexMahone said on 5/May/17
Rob, in 2010 movie the Unthinkable, Sam Jackson was pretty much the same height than Brandon Routh and only 2 inch shorter than legit 6'4" Sacha Roiz. And Roiz in the movie wore military boots, Jackson had dress shoes.
Editor Rob: I seen it a few years ago, but wasn't sure how great the few scenes Routh had were to compare height.
shiva 181 cms said on 29/Apr/17
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/17
187cm is too low for his peak. Could actually look near 6ft3 in his early films. I think 189cm peak
Editor Rob: I wouldn't go lower than current mark for today, I think maybe with loose posture he can seem sub 6ft 1 at times...peak he had to be 6ft 2ish at least.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Apr/17
Rob, could he still be a bit over this today?
Richardspain said on 26/Apr/17
In Died Hard III, he is 187-188cm sure because is taller than willis. Here Bruce Willis is in his peak ( 182cm)

Today S.L.Jackson could be 186 cm or 185 cm no less lost a bit height
Canson said on 11/Apr/17
As listed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/17
At peak he would definitely have edged out Hiddleston though
S.J.H said on 9/Apr/17
More like peak 6'1.25 , 6'0 now. (maybe hidden lift's during peak look over 6'2)
Dejavu said on 7/Apr/17
If you account for shoes he hardly looks shorter than Tom Hiddleston. Maybe 2cm max.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Apr/17
Rob, how likely is 184cm today?
Editor Rob: he might seem it at times Rampage, but I think he's got to measure above it.
shiva 181 cms said on 29/Mar/17
@rampage, look at him with skarsgard even 184 cms seems an optimistic guess lol let alone 186-187cms

A peak Jackson never looked over a proper 6'2 don't know where 189cms guesses come from
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/17
Out of bed: 190-191cm
Before bed: 188-189cm

Out of bed: 188-189cm
Before bed: 186-187cm

Not quite as high as 6ft3 peak, not quite as low as 6ft1 today 😎
Canson said on 21/Mar/17
Looks right today. A 6'4.5 Charles Barkley has 3" or so on him.
S.J.H said on 7/Mar/17
I watch the The Hateful Eight (2015) uncle sam look nothing much over 6'0 there. That is why alexander skarsgard look 4" taller and change
shiva 181 cms said on 13/Feb/17
Peak about 6'2 187-188cms and today about 6'1 184-185cms

Peak out of bed 189-190cms and today out of bed 186-187cms
Shredder said on 4/Feb/17
The one time I actually agree with S.J.H , He is a guy that isn't as tall as people think he is. He might not even be 6'1 now. Peak was about 6'1.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/17
Peak looked a similar range to Affleck and Reynolds
S.J.H said on 15/Jan/17
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uncle sam can only be 6'0 if ryan reynolds is only 6'2
berta said on 8/Jan/17
peak about 188 could look 189 sometimes it ould be either one. i think he was probably a couple mm over 188 at peak maybe 188,3 ore someting like that and now beside skarsgård he looks to be down to maybe 184,6- 185,3
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/16
Peak: 188.7cm
Today: 186.4cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Nov/16
@AlexItaly: I'm unsure about Parsons. I think his thin build and because everyone in TBBT is much shorter it automatically makes him appear much taller than he might actually be. Around 6ft1 is fair but like Rob said you can't totally rule out a tad below/above a mark. I definitely think Bill Murray (peak), Rain Wilson (current), Sam Jackson (current) and Pellegrino could be 186-187cm zone.
AlexItaly said on 23/Nov/16
I would add Jim Parsons to the list rampage.
S.J.H said on 9/Nov/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/16

I agree uncle sam is at least 6'1.25 but not (Today: 188.5cm/186.5cm) more like 188/186cm.
Rob underlisted quite numbers of 6'1.25 guy as 6'1 here like bill murray, mark pellegrino and rainn wilson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/16
Peak: 190.5cm/188.5cm
Today: 188.5cm/186.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Nov/16
Peak: 188.8cm
Today: 186.3cm

Don't believe he's just 6ft1 flat today
Benjamin Fritz said on 23/Oct/16
Looked like a solid 6'2.5 in the 90's next to John Travolta.

Peak height: 6'2.5

190 out of bed.

1,87,5 beofre bed.

Current height: 6'1

1,86 out of bed.

1,84 before bed.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Oct/16
Absolutely spot-on with my guess! He is a fine actor with a fabulous sense of humour. I liked him in the '51st State' and playing a much older, bent up old man in 'Django Unchained.' He even accepted a bit-part in the fabulously scary Stephen King film 'Room 1408.' I can't get enough of him!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/Sep/16
@berta: I think that mark is arguable for both.But Sam is rounding up while Morgan is rounding down
berta said on 8/Sep/16
i would say 189 could be closer at peak but if you Think him and morgan Freeman back to back both at peak, i would say that Freeman would be 1 cm taller,
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Aug/16
187cm is too low for his peak. In the 90's looked like a decent 6ft2 range guy, sometimes close to 6ft3. Looked it with 6ft guys
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Aug/16
189cm peak is more than fair.
Johan said on 21/Aug/16
Can you imagine someone bringing up height when Skarsgard was standing next to him. I can see it now, " yeah Samuel is 6'3" who is the giant there?".

Alexander- " hey guys im 6'4" :)
travis said on 1/Aug/16
he still tall for a guy so 6'1 is right
Lenad 5ft9.75in said on 19/Jul/16
Now that's quite a downgrade. I wouldn't rule out 189cm for him when younger. 188 seems more likely but
alex italy said on 13/Jul/16
He appears slightly taller t'han cusack in cell
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
I'd go with: 187cm peak,184cm these days,it's more than fair considering he looks at most 183 next to Skarsgard in the Tarzan premiere.
Peter 179cm said on 9/Jul/16
@ Danimal (176-178cm) That's barely an inch difference between 6'0 peak Travolta and Jackson...He was max 187cm at his peak imo so a weak 6'2 claiming 6'3-not so typical.
Alex said on 6/Jul/16
No way he is 185 cm barefoot, he is 183 at best, he is too short next to Skarsgard. Probably he lost some height, counting his age now, but surely he never was so tall as he said.
Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Samuel is 67 years old (68 this year). He has easily lost over 1" in height (which is the average height loss for a man who is pushing 70). He claims having been 6'3" in his youth and next to 6'0" + John Travolta in 1994, he looked to be over a flat 6'2". Looked at least 6'2.5" and could have rounded up to 6'3" (or was 6'3" out of bed):

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight. Samuel Looked short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård in the movie. Some pics Samuel looks under 6'0" and some pics he looks at least 6'1".

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Danimal (176-178cm) said on 30/Jun/16
Looking short next to 6'4" Alexander Skarsgård (Tarzan). Just saw the premiere of Tarzan tonight.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 29/Jun/16
Peak: 189 CM
Today: 186 CM

That's what he looks a few years ago by Ryan Reynolds and Snoop Dogg.
James B said on 19/Jun/16
He has footware disadvantage with skasgard
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/16
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever to that list?
Editor Rob: there's a lot of good films he's been in, I think what's listed is ok.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jun/16
Could pull off 6ft3 at times in some of his early films.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/16
"Samuel L. Jackson's Height is 6ft 1½in (186.69cm)"
"Peak height was 6ft 2¼(188.595cm)"

I think he can still clear 6ft1 today when he stands for a measurement and that scene with Laurence Fishburne rules out anything less than a strong 6ft2 in his prime.
Ice said on 31/May/16
His posture def was very poor in Django , yet he still had Dicaprio by at least 3-4 cm . 186 - 187 cm range for him today .
Andrea said on 26/May/16
Yeah, that's a shocking photo, Arch! I doubt you can argue he looks even a mm over 6' there... But again Alexander is another guy who makes everybody look shorter than their listing!
Judd said on 25/May/16
Of course he was 6'2 in my opinion but I am not sure about his current height. I think he might be a very strong 6'1, like 185-186 cms! Even 6'1.25" seems reasonable
berta said on 25/May/16
yeah now after looking on photos with him and Skarsgård and ryan reynold i would say he actually look like a weak 6 foot 1 could even be down to 184 at worst. Hm maybe he wasnt taller than 188 peak
Arch Stanton said on 23/May/16
Holy crap, I've never seen Jackson looks short like he does in that photo with Skarsgard, scary. Just shows how very tall Skarsgard really is!!
Sam said on 17/May/16
Yeah, I think this more arguable than him being anywhere near 6'2" now. Sometimes he can look even less than 6'1" these days but can still look near the mark with better posture. At peak he could've passed for more than 6'2" at times!
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/16
I'd go with 186-187cm range today, not sure he's just 185cm...yet
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
Ohsorry Rob I didn't see that! Wow...

You sure he looks that low today?
Editor Rob: looking at last year, yes I can see him more 6ft 1 than 2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/16
He does look like he's struggling with 6ft2 at times now but might have what Rob calls "hidden height" and stretch up to it when measured properly.
grizz said on 13/May/16
Berta,no way. Even full 6'1 is a stretch. Next to 6'2 Reynolds,he is 1 inch shorter at least. Bear in mind that even Reynolds doubts he's full 6'2 (he was once quoted saying 6'1-6'2).
I would go with 6'0.75
berta said on 10/May/16
yeah he is probably just a Little over 6 foot 1 now at best 187 . Somewhere in the 186-87 range now but i still Believe he was a Little over 6 foot 2 peak
Andrea said on 8/May/16
Rob, don't tell me he looks 6'1 with Alexander! He looks 6' at most, well at least in that picture... Let alone 6'2!
Editor Rob: he might look under 6ft 1 there, but I still think overall he can look about 6ft 1.
Sam said on 6/May/16
He looks pretty good for his age overall, but it's definitely time for Rob to acknowledge some height loss for Samuel L., he generally looks around 6'1" these days. With Dwayne Johnson, Jackson was wearing a rather lower heel sneaker compared to Johnson's chunky boots as I recall which accentuated their height difference but that on top of Jackson looking only a bit taller than Chris Evans (based on premiere photos, they look about the same in The Winter Soldier) and that it would be generous to say he looks 3 inches shorter than Skarsgard.
Editor Rob: 6ft 1 today is entirely possible for him, he's reached an age where losing height looks likely, but even 5 years ago I think he still could look nearer 6ft 2 than 1.
Johan said on 6/May/16
I still think 6'1" max nowadays. Unless Alexander is a liar and is really 6'5" + .

Also noticeably shorter than Dwayne Johnson. I can buy 6'2" for his peak or very close to it but he looks alot smaller now.
Andrea said on 3/May/16
He certainly looks nowhere near 6'2 next to Alexander: Click Here
Dejavu said on 24/Apr/16
He could be a weak 6'2 today but this could be due to his posture and footwear. I think there is a chance that he is still a legit 6'2 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
Rob, a 6ft2 flat guy could not pull that off....
Editor Rob: true, unless there was a slope in the pavement.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Apr/16
189cm peak
Berta said on 13/Apr/16
I Think he was 189 when he was Young and by now he is down to 187.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Rob, could you look at this clip from School Daze?

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I'm telling you...he looks 6ft4 beside Laurence Fishburne! Something is not right
Editor Rob: he could look over 6ft 3 in the clip, but without knowing if the ground was level or shoes level.
TJE said on 7/Apr/16
Sam looked a good 2 inches taller than Travolta, but has he lost much since? He doesn't look frail but

188-189 peak
187-188 today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Apr/16
Travolta I think could have been 6ft0½(184cm) in the Kotter/Carrie/Fever/Grease days
Dejavu said on 3/Apr/16
He is taller than Channing Tatum by at least an inch.
Lorne??? said on 21/Mar/16
Peak 6ft2.25, now, 187cm range evening. 1.5-75, he wears flats at times.

No way Travolta 183.5 if Sam wasn't close to 189cm in the 90's.

Even if Travolta dropped a half cm, it doesn't add up.

I do think John looked an honest 183-183.5 peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/Mar/16
"Peak height was 6ft 2½in (189.2cm)

Today between 6ft1½-2 range
007 said on 15/Mar/16
Samuel is at least a cm shorter than Tom Hiddleston. Thats why I believe his is in the 6'1" range. Click Here
Here with Prince Harry(186cm) Click Here Harry does have shoe advantage, but he slouches more, looks to me that his shoes are about 1.5" Click Here and Samuels looks to be around an inch. Harry looks about 0.75inch taller, but with out shoes I believe they are about the same height.
Looking into to it more I believe he is more of a 186cm than my previous estimate of 184-185cm.
In conclusion Samuel is not 188cm anymore.
Sam said on 15/Mar/16
Arch, me and my friend liked Hateful 8 considerably more than most folks seem to. I'd rank it way above Inglorious Basterds, somewhat above Django Unchained and close to the same level as the 2 Kill Bills and Tarantino's best standalone since Jackie Brown. I just felt Django and especially Basterds was kind of a scattershot collection of "cool" scenes without bothering with strong character building, excluding I'd say Waltz's characters, or consistency. That and Ennio Morricone put it over ok for me but based on the faint or damning praise for Hateful 8, not many felt that!
AlexMahone said on 12/Mar/16
Mr Bond what are you talking about? Evans wears a massive boots and Jackson is slouching. In the third picture Hiddleston is closer to the camera and jackson is slouching again. These are no proofs.
007 said on 7/Mar/16
Samuel with Chris Evans(183cm) and Tom Hiddleston(187cm) Click Here
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Tom Hiddleston with Samuel Click Here
Samuel needs a downgrade to 184-5cm. Rob do us a justice.
S.J.H said on 5/Mar/16
6'1.5 nowadays or to say his 186.5cm by night
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Mar/16
I thought the original 6ft2½(189cm) peak was bang on. A weak 6ft2 now though
TJE said on 4/Feb/16
I don't think he's lost more height than Morgan Freeman.
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
Looking below, Sam thought exactly the same thing haha!
Arch Stanton said on 18/Jan/16
@Rob, I think he's lost a bit now, he's really getting on. Agree he doesn't look shorter than Ronaldo. I think similar peak and current to Morgan Freeman, perhaps you'd tweak to 6'2.25 peak and 6'1.5 now? In the early 90s I think he could really look around 189, similar sort of look on screen to Freeman I thought. The Hateful 8 was OK, but there's too many above to also mention it. Perhaps you could squeeze it in for Kurt Russell (one of his greatest performances IMO)
Editor Rob: the 2.25/1.5 is entirely possible...I think even going back 10 years he could still look about 6ft 2, now maybe he looks a fraction under 6ft 2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Jan/16
187cm at worst today and a solid 189cm guy in his prime
Idk said on 7/Jan/16
Definitely full 6'2. As for that Ronaldo pic it just goes to prove that he's 186
LoganNoll1996 said on 28/Dec/15
I've got a feeling Hateful 8 will be added to his list of films above. I always got the impression he was a 6'2 guy. Not sure if he's lost height. He could be 6'1.5" nowadays.
the shredder said on 4/Dec/15
Rob , what would you give his weight for Pulp Fiction? He looked in shape.
Rory said on 26/Nov/15
In the pic with Ronaldo id have said he was taller, not the other way round..CR7 6'1..SLJ 6'1.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Nov/15
He can appear 6ft1 range at times but straightened out I think he's still 6ft2 or very close to it
007 said on 11/Nov/15
I think Samuel needs a little downgrade. 184-185 cm.
007 said on 9/Nov/15
Rob, Samuel took a photo with Cristiano Ronaldo(185cm) and C.R looked a little taller, but mind you I don not know of their foot wear. Click Here I would say Samuel is around 184 cm. What is your take Rob?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed he looked shorter than ronaldo there. Both may not be at their best stance.
Andrea said on 21/Sep/15
Rampage, it's funny how you ask if Kobe could be 194 and then say Samuel is (still) near 6'2: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
190.5cm out of bed
188.5cm before bed

189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/15
190.5 out of bed
188.5cm before bed

189.5cm out of bed
187.5cm before bed
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
I would say about 6ft 1.25/186 cm today and around 6ft 2-2.25 188-189 cm peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Sep/15
Near 6ft3 in his 30's, IMO. I'd be hard pressed to find him in anything pre-1987
Aza said on 5/Sep/15
'Snakes on a plane' .......not his best acting moment for sure!
james said on 1/Sep/15
He was a strong 6'2 during the 90's and early 2000's now he has lost in inch ..I say 6'1 today
Sam said on 21/Aug/15
Rob, would you consider doing a 189 cm/6'2.25" peak listing and a 187 cm/6'1.5" current listing for Samuel L.? He's looks quite youthful for his age but is in his late 60s now and some loss would be expected, right?
Mike said on 9/Aug/15
Strong 6ft 2 peak and closer to 6ft 1 nowadays.
BorkLaser said on 28/Jul/15
Looked taller than solid 6'1" Colin Firth on Kingsman: The Secret Service. I think the current listing is good! If anything, he's maybe 187cm now but no less.
nick said on 22/Jun/15
6'1 prime. Pictures with Danny glover prove this
Peyman said on 10/Jun/15
Peak 188
Today 186

I think He looked 6 1" in coach Carter
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Jun/15
189-190cm peak
187-188cm today
Sam said on 2/Jun/15
He looks nearly the same height a lot of the time recently with Chris Evans and Evans strikes me as a not particularly strong six footer.
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On the other hand, I wouldn't question a peak of 6'2.25", he looked pretty dead-even with Ben Affleck not that long ago in Changing Lanes.
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His posture might not be the best but I wonder if he can straighten up that much due to his nearing 70. I could see 6'2.25" peak, 6'1"-6'1.25" now, the latter is generous!
Dmeyer said on 28/May/15
188 peak 186-7cm now
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibil
Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.

Oops, I meant now, he's 6ft1.5 range.
Lorne??? said on 9/May/15
You should give him 6ft2.25 peak, or otherwise drop Travolta to 6 feet flat.(Which has always been a distinct possibility)

Not, 6ft1.5 range. He only looks 185-6 with poor posture/lesser footwear.
Lorne??? said on 5/May/15
He used to have a current...

I always thought 6ft2.25 was closer, but you now think he was 6'2 flat? If that's the case, no way Travolta was even a mm over 6ft in 1994.

What made you downgrade?
AlexMahone said on 5/May/15
I have no stadiometer (not measured Jackson himself) and no eagle eyes but in this picture (he's leaning a little bit) he has the same height like Tom Hiddleston. They both wears same shoes but look at Chris Evans boots!

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Andrea said on 5/May/15
Yeah, today he doesn't look much over 6'1... Not a chance he's 6'2! 6'1.25 is probably fairer!
Sam said on 2/Apr/15
Rob, would you consider a current height, he can look 6'1.5" tops these days IMO.
Dmeyer said on 22/Mar/15
Strong 6'2 peak looking 6'2.5 in big shoes , to day near enaught 6'2 looks 6'1 in bad posture so no léss then 6'1.5 today
Celebheights 6'1.5"-6'2" said on 21/Mar/15
He was 6'2.25" in his peak, and he's 6'1" today. He consistently appears shorter than actors who are actually 187-188 CM today.
Judd said on 5/Mar/15
noway today he's still 6'2"...i think he might need a downgrade...actually in the last years he did look 6'1.25" (6'1.5" being very very generous).
Agree about his peak.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Feb/15
Didn't drop below 6ft2½(189cm) in his prime and probably cleared 6ft3 out of bed. I think he's around 6ft2 today.
5'11' Barefoot said on 25/Jan/15
never 6'3" even with shoes.
Sam said on 9/Jan/15
Rob, could you add Jungle Fever, A Time to Kill, Jackie Brown, The Negotiator and Django Unchained to his credits?

Django and The Sunset Limited remind you he is a damn excellent actor even if these days he basically always plays almost innerchangeable badass, bald, one-liner-spouting "Samuel L. Jackson types".
Celebheights 188 CM said on 30/Dec/14
He's 6'1" today.
184.3cm said on 29/Dec/14
Easily shorter than Dwayne Johnson in The Other Guys. I thought he was 6'1 range.
slothee said on 27/Dec/14
Peak: 6'2", today: 6'1".
Lonestar said on 15/Dec/14
Rob, don't you think uncle sam had drop a half inch at 60s now? He really look no more than 187cm and could even look like a legitimate 6'1.25 guy
Danimal said on 9/Dec/14
Mike says on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.

This isn't a movie site. This is a height site. Why should Rob have to list all of your favorite movies?
Sam said on 5/Dec/14
How about a peak and current height for him?...he looks sub-6'2" quite a bit recently such as near Dwayne Johnson or Chris Evans in The Winter Soldier.
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Again Rob can you add more movies like Patriot Games, The Incredibles, Shaft, the Star Wars prequel Trilogy, Jungle Fever, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The 51st State and Django Unchained. He's in a lot of movies lol.
[Editor Rob: yeah he has too many good movies he's been in over the years!]
Mike said on 3/Dec/14
Very strong 6ft 2 peak and probably woke up at 6ft 2.75 or 6ft 3.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/14
Still got 1in on Colin Firth in The Secret Service and Mr. R spotted him at an exact 6ft2. Closer to 6ft3 in his 20s-30s, quite possibly about 190cm. Was still looking 6ft2-6ft3 in the early 2000's
177cmGuy said on 17/Nov/14
189-190cm could be his peak height and he was listed at this height previously. Today I can see him at 186-187cm.
Judd said on 15/Nov/14
today can't be taller than 6'1"...he looks as tall as Tarantino (6'1") with a better posture and probably a shoes advantage:

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mike said on 11/Nov/14
Rob, can you also add other films like Jurassic Park and Snakes on a Plane?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 31/Oct/14
He did a solid 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
Dmeyer said on 31/Oct/14
Rob i do think he looked solid 6'2 peak and near 6'2 now and course can look 6'1-1.5 when in 1-1.5cm trainer and weak posture
AlexMahone said on 31/Oct/14
Another downgrading topic. John Cusak IS NOT I repeat, IS NOT 187cm. At least 188.

In the movie 1408 Cusack had a massive hair advantage but the eyelevels of this two are the same. I think Jackson didn't loose any height at age 66.
Arch Stanton said on 30/Oct/14
Looks 6'3.5" in Jackie Brown!
Judd said on 14/Oct/14
mike says on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm

i perfectly agree with you...strong 6'2" on his prime...
in 2008 he was a bit shorter than 6'1.75" john cusack, so 6'1.5" as his current height is a fair listing...
Dejavu said on 14/Oct/14
He can look 6'1 when he slouches. Maybe he is a weak 6'2 today .
mike said on 9/Oct/14
Peak: 6ft 2-2.25in 188-189 cm
Today: 6ft 1.5-1.75in 187 cm
mike said on 19/Aug/14
peak: night/morning 6ft 2in-6ft 2.75in 188-190 cm
today: night/morning 6ft 1.5in-6ft 2.25in 187-189 cm
mike said on 18/Aug/14
Samuel L Jackson's height is 6ft 1.75in (187 cm)
Peak height was 6ft 2.25in (188 cm)
177cmGuy said on 18/Aug/14
Rob do you think there's a chance he hit 190cm with his peak height? Maybe that's where he got his 6'3 claim.
berta said on 10/Jul/14
not peak height of 189 anymore?
mike said on 6/Jun/14
6ft 2 peak 6ft 1.5-.75 today.
SaveUsY2J said on 5/Jun/14
@jtm: I don't know what photos of Jackson and Hiddleston you've been looking at, because Hiddleston is barely taller, if at all. He's under 6'2 nowadays but a flat 6'1 is too low. I'd go 6'1.5 in 2014, maybe 6'2.5 peak.
Andrea said on 3/Jun/14
Lol, Rob, at first i thought he was dead, because you removed his peak height... This is for sure more accurate because he never looked a mm over 6'2 to me, not even at his peak! Now he can look barely 6'1 a lot!
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with jeff goldblum back in 1993

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cole said on 20/May/14
@Editor Rob: He really isn't a 6'2 guy anymore. He has consistantly looked nearer 6'1 as of late. Time for a downgrade.
[Editor Rob: today he can be 6ft 1.5...he also sometimes wears flatter footwear at events]
jtm said on 20/May/14
inch shorter than tom hiddleston. he is not 6'2 anymore.
the shredder said on 14/May/14
He is 6 '1 , He looks it with waltz also. Peak 6 '2
Alex 6'0 said on 12/May/14
Here are pics of Sam Jackson and Chris Evans together. Evans is listed 6'0 on here and looks about that maybe 5'11.5 at worst. He has a bit more footwear than Jackson has but still Jackson doesn't look anything over 6'1 if Evans is 6'0. No way a 2 inch difference even taking into account the small footwear advantage.

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Alex 6'0 said on 9/May/14
He looked 6'1 with Chris Evans in Captain America
Andrea said on 24/Apr/14
Rob, do you really think he was two big inches taller than John Travolta in Pulp Fiction? He looked maybe 1.5 inch taller than John, to me... And considering that John was 6' range, it's hard to believe he was ever over 6'2. Today he looks more and more 6'1... His 6'3 claim is quite hilarious
[Editor Rob: he could look just 6ft 2 flat]
Magnus said on 24/Mar/14
Strong 6'2 peak

Strong 6'1 today
Rey said on 22/Mar/14
Clearly taller than Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Six-two and some change in his peak.
James B said on 15/Mar/14
In 51st state looked a strong 6'2 but then that was a very long time ago now
teamcoco said on 15/Mar/14
looks the same height as conan
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
see photo with tarantino 6' 1 shoulder to shoulder, same height. Click Here
viapto said on 8/Mar/14
samuel looks sometimes same height forest witaker but actually in photos with justin timberlake 6' or chris evans 6' looks only one inch taller that they, he also look smaller that Quentin Tarantino 6' 1, tom hiddleston 6' 2, morgan freeman 6' 2 or the rock 6' 3. Click Here I thing he actually is 6' 1.
Freddy said on 15/Feb/14
hmm, I can buy 6'2 in the 90s but nowadays he looks 6'1
Johnny Blaze said on 30/Jan/14
I'm 6'2 and walked right next to him in a store and he was a little taller than me. 6'2.5-6'3 is correct.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Jan/14
Rob is 187cm range today closer?
Angelaa said on 12/Jan/14
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Inch taller than 6ft1 Christano Ronaldo
Lenad is sexy said on 11/Jan/14
probably a weak 6'2 now. not convinced he was ever 6'3 though
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Dec/13
Honestly looked 189-190cm in the 90s
Shorty said on 30/Nov/13
He is 1.5 to 2 inches shorter than 190 cm rock
Manza said on 27/Nov/13
He is 6.1 he is 2 inches shorter than rock 6.3
Nigel said on 14/Nov/13
He said on Letterman today that he's 6'3" :-)
cole said on 21/Oct/13
He's for sure not 6'2 range anymore. 185-186 cm range as of 2013.
Dejavu said on 12/Oct/13
He could be 6'1.5 now.
Silent d said on 5/Oct/13
187cm. One of the greatest and coolest actors! Pulp fiction is epic! He always looks around 6 foot 2 range.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Sep/13
Rob, would have been 6ft3 in the morning at his peak?
KROC said on 9/Sep/13
6'1.5 as of now, 6'2.5 peak
Lo sgozzatore said on 18/Aug/13
Agree with Dmeyer...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Aug/13
Near 6ft3 in Jackie Brown.
HULK said on 1/Aug/13
Deffo 6ft 1.5 next to will smith
looks same height as ronaldo
Dmeyer said on 17/Jul/13
Péak 6'2 2.25 on a good day now 6'1-1.25
cole said on 27/Jun/13
Personally I think he can look 6'1 or a tad under now a days, with a slouch of course. You can still see that his spine is quite intact, and his shoulder-height is close to what it used to be, but his head seem to have fallen down a bit in his neck, and he's more hunched over, and therefore looks 184-185 cm range next to 183 Hayden Christensen for example. If he stood straight he would probably measure around 186-187 cm, but he is not 188 cm anymore, probabl wasn't much taller than that at peak either.
6'2 or 6'2.25 at peak - 6'1.25 or 6'1.5 today.
Sam said on 25/Jun/13
He's about 1.5 to 2 inches taller than Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio:
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But does look shorter next to the taller Avengers, like barely 6'1" next to Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.
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Brandon said on 17/Jun/13
Why do so many people on this website constantly have to downgrade people. It's annoying.
Dejavu said on 11/Jun/13
A tad under 188cm?
Lenad is sexy said on 2/May/13
6ft1.75in now
6ft2.5in peak.
wiltonstilts said on 23/Apr/13
6'2 still
lenad is sexy said on 13/Apr/13
187cm now. 189cm peak
lenad is sexy said on 30/Mar/13
I think hes a weak 6'2 now. Nipping 188cm. The 6'1 max claims are utter bull though
Dmeyer said on 29/Mar/13
6'2-2.25 peak 6'1.5-1.75 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/13
189-190cm/6ft2.5-2.75 prime
187.5-188cm/6ft1.75-2 today
Nerfherder said on 28/Feb/13
looked super tall in the parking lot scene in Spike Lee's "School Daze". still 6'2 nowadays, but only just.
TheDiva said on 6/Feb/13
I've know sam for 12 years. He has shrunk over the years and is now just over 6'1"
he was close to 6'3" when we met. he's lost about an inch.
Balrog said on 7/Jan/13
6'2'' at peak is possible but now he looks 6'1'' at the very most.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Looked 6ft2.5-6ft3 range with ease up until to the late 1990s and Mr.R has confirmed that Jackson is still 6ft2 on the dot.
DanMan said on 14/Dec/12
More like 6'1
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Lenad is sexy said on 16/Nov/12
I think he still is 6'2ish
Mr. R said on 8/Nov/12
I saw Sam at an awards show Monday night. He is exactly 6-2.
James said on 4/Nov/12
Strange he could look under 6'2 next too Jeff goldblum
Aragorn 5'11 said on 25/Oct/12
He looked 1.5 inches shorter than David Morse (6'4) in the Negotiator.
Silent d said on 21/Oct/12
I think he was 6 foot 3 at peak. Now about 187cm is right.
logan noll 1996 said on 21/Oct/12
He shrunk but is 6'2 despite being 63-64 years old. Really tall guy.
Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 20/Oct/12
Take a look at the shoe difference in the movie "The Other Guys".
The Rock has always shoe advantage over him (he wears always 1.5-1.6 boots), while Jackson wears thin shoes, that's because you can see a difference of 2+ inches between them.

The Rock is 6'2.5-6'2.75, and Jackson today is 6'1.5 and was 6'2-6'2.25 at peak.

Just take a look at "Unbreakable", he looked a lot taller than Bruce Willis in that movie, and Willis is still 5'11 today.

Conclusion? A peak of 6'2-6'2.25 for Jackson is reality.
matt678 said on 8/Oct/12
looked about 6 ft 2.75 peak now a days i would say nothing over 6 ft 1.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Oct/12
Yeah I think 187cm looks plausible now, but no lower than that.
I'm confidant that he was close to 6ft3 as a young man.
Silent d said on 3/Oct/12
Considering he is an old man, i think 187cm is solid.
matt678 said on 18/Sep/12
smauel l jackson looked 6 foot 3 next to hayden chrisensen
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Aug/12
Die Hard 3 - had about 2in on Bruce Willis so 6ft1.5-2 tops. Bad posture though.
Patriot Games - struggled to look over 188cm with Harrison Ford who had hair advantage.
Pulp Fiction - looked at least 6ft2 standing in the hallway with Travolta who was slouching terribly.
Shaft - looked near 6ft3 (approx.189-190cm) with Christian Bale.
Jackie Brown - 2in on Chris Tucker. Only time he's ever looked his claim.
SWAT - a good 1in on LL Cool J and dwarfed Colin Farrell.
Jungle Fever - made Wesley Snipes look like a kid. Easily the tallest cast member
steven said on 14/Jan/12
he does look tall at peak 186-188cm. i wonder he shrink alot nowadays. now he look nothing over 6'0
maio said on 6/Jan/12
Peak: 6 ft 1.75 in/187 cm
Today: 6 ft 1 in/185 cm
miko said on 31/Dec/11
I'd go with 6'1.5 in 2012.

He's 63 now so 1 inch of height loss is pretty much average. He ain't looking 6'2 anymore.
Shaun said on 31/Dec/11
Anybody would think the guy was 5'11" or something saying "I'm a good height not short not tall". Happy New Year Rob and everyone here BTW!!!
ANDREA[ITA] said on 30/Dec/11
Rob, just hearing him claiming that makes you think about 6'2! :) A 6'2 guy is actually not short, but he's tall! A legit 6'2 would never say "I'm not tall", already a 6' cannot say that in my opinion! Next to 6'7 Magic Johnson he looked a midget, no way only 12 cms! The same with 189-190 the Rock! Good reason to downgrade him! Even 6'1 would be a stretch in my opinion!
James said on 29/Dec/11
rob the publication was the newspapser titled 'the Sunday times'

the article was published on the 17th december 2011

you have too pay a bit of money though too access the article online :(

perhaps you or another poster on this site could try and access the article rob if its possible?
James said on 27/Dec/11
rob i heard somebody mention a few days ago that in a recent magazine interview samuel l jackson was talking about his height and that he said he was shorter than 6'2?

maybe u could do some research rob and try and find the magazine article?
[Editor Rob: if I can't or anybody can help on which publication it'd be good.]
Maio said on 29/Nov/11
Samuel L.Jackson was 6 ft 2 in/188 cm during his youth but nowadays i think he lost a good 0,75-1 in...
I'd say 6 ft 1.25 in/186 today for Jackson!
Silent d said on 11/Nov/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Nov/11
Still standing tall today at 6"2(188cm)...
Rob, would 190cm peak be a possibility?
[Editor Rob: there's going to be guys who say 6ft 3 and are not quite that mark, I believe jackson could be one of them.]
Silent d said on 9/Nov/11
If you watch jackie brown he is a couple of inches taller than 185cm chris tucker and at least 16cm taller than 5 foot 8 de niro. He is tall. Unless he lost some height. I would say 189cm. I think he's taller than ashton kutcher. What do you think rob? I assume jon cryer and robert deniro are the same height. There is a bigger difference between de niro and jackson than kutcher and cryer. It is obvious.
LAN Jiao said on 18/Oct/11
Peak height whatever. Uncle.Sam is 6'0 today. I given 6'0.5 which is fair enough. I can argue million times that he is 22-23cm shorter than NBA legend 6'9 grandpa Bill Russell. Those bummer think he is 6'2 , why not think in hollywood made 1.5" dress shoe yeh he is 6'2. LOL....
ANDREA[ITA] said on 14/Oct/11
The Rock is 189-190, sometimes i swear he even looks 188! 6ft3 in the morning, no more! And what about pics with Magic Jonhson? He's no more than 6ft7 and Samuel looks minimum 16 cms shorter!

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