Seth MacFarlane's Height
5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
American actor, writer, cartoonist, director and creator of Family Guy and Ted.
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Average Guess (94 Votes)
5ft 10.72in (179.6cm)
said on 17/Jul/19
Hey Rob do you think MacFarlane could 5’ 10 3/4”?
179 is the most I would go with for him.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 10/Jun/19
Mayfield: Judge does look over 5'10" most of the time, although a full 5'11" might be pushing it. He looks close to 2 inches shorter than Martin Starr most of the time, and can look edged by Thomas Middleditch. Maybe a poor postured guy though, saw a few pics where he looked identical to Rob McElhenney somehow
said on 24/May/19
What's your thought about Beavis and Butt-head/King of the Hill creator Mike Judge? IMDB has him at 5'10, but I believe he's a bit more than that.
(with Seth MacFarlane)
(with Jason Bateman)
Maybe 5'11 is a good call for him?
TheBat said on 2/May/19
Solid upgrade! 5'10.5" is what I'd go with for Seth.
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 13/Mar/19
Hooray! Long overdue.
said on 11/Mar/19
Rob if you had to give an upgrade to either Seth, Rupert Graves, or Jude Law who would you give to?
I think giving Seth 179 on the nose is probably a fair assessment. Graves and Law could always have a chance of measuring near it too.
said on 26/Feb/19
Will u give him the 5'10.5" then?
Ideally, he's really more a weak 5'11er because the Posture and converse he's wearing.
I will give him one more look at some stage before deciding, as I say I can see how he has looked 5ft 10.5 range a fair amount.
said on 26/Feb/19
Surely He Must be near 5'11" than 5'10"...
Mark Jackson (Listed 5’10.5”), Richard Appel (Listed 5’8”) and Gary Newman (Listed 6’4”)
Kevin McDonald (Listed 5’9.5”), Matt Groenig (Listed 5’9”) and Brent Bolthouse (Listed 5’11”)
Len Wiseman (Around 5’10”) and Matt Walsh (Listed 6’)
I would give him 5'10.75" minimum rather than just a shade over 5'10"!
What do u think of this Rob?
5ft 10.5 has always been a good possibility for Seth, I may well settle on that figure! But 5ft 11 I am not sure I have seen enough to give him that.
Greg99 said on 5/Jan/19
well, if he claims 5'10 I guess he must be that but it does seem odd that he looks about 2" taller than 5'9" Steve Carell, and doesn't look an inch shorter than 5'11" Adrianne Palicki in The Orville. I think maybe this fellow is playing games with us...
Tiemo said on 5/Jul/18
He looks decently tall in million ways to die in the West
MacReady said on 16/May/18
I'm currently watching The Orville (great show), and he holds his own with supposedly 5'11'' Adrienne Palicki, so I think he's taller than the 5'10.25 listing
Ivan said on 23/Jan/18
Close to 5'11" is quite likely.
Kurtis said on 19/Jan/18
He can look as tall as 180 and as short as 179 but 178.5 is really a bit too low in my opinion
Kurtis said on 14/Jan/18
said on 9/Jan/18
Looks no more than 3 inches shorter than 6'2.5" Patrick Warburton here;
Cameron said on 5/Jan/18
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 27/Dec/17
I don't think he's under 5-10.5. At times on The Orville he can look taller than Palicki, which I don't think would be possible if he was just a strong 5-10.
said on 25/Dec/17
Rob, isn't it time for an upgrade yet? I mean, the average guess is half an inch more than yours. I think 179 would be more than fair for this guy, don't you?
Editor Rob: 179 is arguable for him
Guest66 said on 19/Dec/17
Most likely a true 5’10 guy that can look taller on occasion due to the footwear. He is in the tricky range that can often get mistaken for being close to 6ft. I know that because I’m this tall myself and people always guess me being taller.
Anonymous said on 3/Dec/17
Agree he looks taller than that
Jeremy said on 1/Dec/17
Looks taller I’d say 5’11”
Bobby said on 1/Dec/17
I think Seth MacFarlane could be more 5'11 than 5'10. He just doesn't look like he'd be 5'10.25, he seems more 179-180cm range. 178cm range is too low for him.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 1/Dec/17
Based on The Orville, either Palicki is overlisted or Seth is underlisted.
I think both are possible, though. Seth to me seems like a 5'10.5 guy while Palicki could be a weaker 5'11. There's definitely not much between them
Greg said on 28/Nov/17
@Canson lmao who said something about a 5'11 guy claiming 5'10, that would be just odd. most say "almost or 6 foot" some cocky strong 5'11 guys even try to claim 6'1" people just love to boost.
Greg said on 28/Nov/17
Based on the average I would upgrade Seth to 5'10.5-.75" He's def more then 5'10.25" imo.
Jay said on 15/Nov/17
Tallest-looking 5ft10.25 guy ever existed
The Shredder said on 14/Nov/17
Well , yeah , MD has never been more than a narcissist.
MD said on 14/Nov/17
Well, yeah, Buble has never been 5'10".
Canson said on 11/Nov/17
@Christian: right and he may just be a solid 5’10. And what you said is very true most 5’11 guys claim 6’0” not 5’10 lol. You have a better chance of them claiming 6’1 than 5’10 lol
Fisticuffs said on 11/Nov/17
Did he actually claim 5'10? Where's the link though?
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 10/Nov/17
Guys that are Seth's height shows that legit 5'10" often gets mistaken for 5'11". I don't know why many are saying Seth's 5'11" when he himself has claimed 5'10". What 5'11" guy would downplay his height to 5'10"?
Truth said on 10/Nov/17
Well rob if he is really a 5ft 10.25 guy I would say he has a decent build that always seems 5ft10.75-5ft11 tall.
robson said on 9/Nov/17
180 morning at best, normally 178-179 that is why he can described 5'11 in his best though he has good posture so even compared to 6'2-6'3 guys he does not look "towered", just shorter but not overwhelmed, you know what i'm sayin?
an anonymous peach said on 4/Nov/17
I agree with most of the people here that he looks closer to 5ft 11 than 5ft 10
said on 4/Nov/17
Rob, do you think he is taller than what you have him listed at? He looks 5’11 range to me
Editor Rob: I would be surprised if he measured 5ft 11
Rick said on 23/Oct/17
Grit said on 18/Oct/17
horacle said on 6/Oct/17
at least 5'10.5 (179cm) or lifts!
GG said on 29/Sep/17
When watching The Orville it's pretty clear that he is about the same height as Adrianne Palicki who is listed as 5'11". I'd say he's about 180cm tall.
CDS said on 18/Sep/17
Was watching "The Orville" over the weekend, and it's hard to tell from the angles to compare him with others. However, he in the pics someone below posted, he looks taller than 6'1" Christopher Lloyed, and no more than 3 inches shorter than 6'4" Liam Neeson!?? WTF?? Rob, do you think he's a lift-wearer??
Truth said on 17/Sep/17
said on 5/Sep/17
Rob, don't you think his body proportions are fairly similar to let's say, Brad Pitt, Adam Levine, George Michael etc?
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have thought he had 'tallish' proportions, I think more an average look in photos.
Coder said on 27/Aug/17
said on 25/Aug/17
He looks about 2 inches taller than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, here;
Bobby said on 21/Aug/17
He looks 5'11 range, I wouldn't be surprised if he measured 180cm.
Truth said on 5/Aug/17
said on 3/Aug/17
Recently saw he was listed as 1.81m on IMDB , this seems right, Rob?
Editor Rob: it seems too high.
Aaron said on 19/Jul/17
He WAS listed on Google as 181, which makes sense cuz he is still considerably taller than Charlize Theron while still slouching.
said on 1/Jul/17
Looks around the same (a tad smaller?) as 5'11 Adrianne Palicki Click Here
Duffer 5ft 11 said on 7/Jun/17
Classic weak 5"11 frame, would drop to five ten and a half by nightfall.
Brendan 179cm said on 1/Jun/17
I'd say he's 5,10 and 3/8th in the afternoon
About 5,10 and a half I'd give him
BillisaLefty said on 31/May/17
He fluffs his hair up to look taller. Liam Neeson, by the way, has obviously lost some height and in his pictures with MacFarlane, Liam is bending over a bit and MacFarlane is standing up straight.
Bronte said on 17/May/17
Seeing him with Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson makes me think he's closer to 5'11" than 5'10"...
Heightster said on 9/May/17
Was standing next to him. Strong 5' 10" to 5' 10.5" guy.
6'1.5 said on 26/Mar/17
You watch rob in the future people as he'll switch franco and seth's Heights in the future
6'1.5 said on 26/Mar/17
Google is SO retarded when it comes to height. Because while a guy that's probably 5'10.5" max like James Franco gets listed as 5'11" a guy who more likely gets out of bed at at least 5'11" gets the 5'10" listing. For Seth I say he's nothing less than 5'10.5"
GP said on 8/Mar/17
At Adam West's walk of fame celebration Seth was side to side with him in a few pictures and they are both at par with each other.Google it you will see they are the same height and Seth is wearing flat converse-style running shoes and West regular loafers which should give him a little extra height.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Feb/17
He looks barely 3in shorter than Neeson!
Kourosh 5'9.5 (176cm-177cm) said on 5/Feb/17
5'10 is too low for me. He looks taller i think about 5'11 or slight more.
said on 30/Dec/16
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RainbowBlaster5 said on 21/Nov/16
He must be in the 5'11ish range , looks too tall.
said on 21/Nov/16Click Here
An easy 9 inch difference. Either Seth is above 5'10" or Emilia is more 5 feet.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Nov/16
178-179cm minimum, at times can look near 180cm.
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 4/Nov/16
He has a long torso and shorter legs, so he appears shorter than he is. He's 5'10 1/2".
said on 31/Aug/16
if someone is listed as 5,10 (178) is this their afternoon height?
what would be seths height at say 2-3 am ? without much sleep
Editor Rob: he might go down to about 5ft 10 flat, if he holds a fraction over it for a good chunk of the day.
said on 8/Jul/16
Rob, what do you think of 5'10 and change as a height? Is it ok? Is it above average?
Editor Rob: it blends right into the average range...so in life you shouldn't have much concern about feeling short at 178cm.
john said on 3/May/16
Looked about 5'11 next to snoop
That guy said on 25/Apr/16
he looks 6' to me
Jackman said on 21/Apr/16
5'11 first thing in the morning. Either that or he's a lift wearer.
said on 19/Dec/15
rob do you think hes 5'10.5
Editor Rob: at times he can pull off near it, but I think in the strong 5ft 10 range is ok for him
TJE said on 17/Dec/15
Picture's taken from a high angle, which favor the people standing further from the camera. You can see that Charlize's feet are much lower in the pic; if she stepped back, she'd appear taller.
Gx79 said on 16/Dec/15
He looks 5'10.5
said on 24/Sep/15Click Here
Height experts - How does this work? He looks a lot taller than Charlize Theron when she is in heels. I don't understand
Jordan said on 22/Sep/15
Met him, i am an honest flat 5'10 exactly, and i seemed to be eyelevel on his mid nose, so id guess him at 5'11
Rick said on 1/Aug/15
Has to be at least 5'11. Maybe 179cm in the evening but never anything below.
an anonymous peach said on 7/Jul/15
Easily looks 5ft 10.5
Bishop said on 15/Apr/15
Yes, finally! I would have gone with 179 cm but this is still a good listing.
Andrea said on 15/Apr/15
Yeah, Lorne. At times Rob seems to be "stuck" with some celebs and it's very hard to make him change idea for some reasons!!! In a million ways to die in the west he does look no less than Neil Patrick Harris and to be fair he does look taller than him (I could post some photos of the scenes i'm talking about if you want...). He also looks well over half an inch taller than Charlize Theron, he can look 6' with her!
Lorne said on 15/Apr/15
Yeah, I've looked at some pics with him, he can look 178-9 rang with other celebs. For example, he looks 2-2.5in taller than Mark Wahlberg, depending on the pic, and although I think Wahlber is a legit 5ft8, he's certainly not over that mark. On the other hand, if he's 178, then Mila Kunis struggles to look her own claim of 5'4, which she generally looks close to.
I will say that Charlize never seems to be more than an inch or so taller, even in heels, and at times he has an easy inch.
I would like to know what he claims as height; as he seems he would be honest.
said on 13/Apr/15
Sorry Rob, I was in a foul mood when I wrote that!
I still think he's 179 though... At least give him 5ft10.25?
[Editor Rob: the 1/4 inch is probably a reasonable mark, he can pass for a strong 5ft 10]
said on 12/Apr/15
Rob, I implore you to upgrade this man. I haven't seen his Enterprise appearance, but otherwise, there really isn't a shred of evidence he's any less than 179cm.
I mean could you at least explain your reasoning? I 99% if the time trust your judgement but this is getting absurd. I just saw a million ways to die in the west, and everyone's right. I'll go a step further and say he can pull off looking at least 4cm taller than Charlize at times with Similiar footwear, he looks very Similiar to NPH,(at worst barely shorter, though Macfarlanes posture makes it hard to tell). This is not to mention how he looks with other celebs; have you seen him with Joseph Levit?
Rob, please upgrade him. Or at least please explain this extremely odd listing. As you said, he doesn't seem a guy who cares much about his height. I'm giving him at least 10.25, though really I think he's a 179er, considering he barely even stands tall and can still somehow pull off looking 179-180...
[Editor Rob: a fraction over 5ft 10 flat is quite possible.]
cole said on 8/Apr/15
@Editor Rob: Is 179 cm out of the question you think? He wears converse a lot, and his posture isn't the best.
6'1" Joe said on 8/Apr/15
More like 5'10.25", solid 178 cm.
Hypado said on 27/Mar/15
Seth MacFarlane's height is 5ft 10.75in (180 cm)
Art said on 6/Feb/15
Rob, does 177.5 for McFarlane sound impossible?
TJE said on 24/Jan/15
He might hold 5'10.25 on a laidback day.
Bishop said on 8/Jan/15
I would say more 179 cm. Certainly not below 5'10".
jtm said on 2/Nov/14
theron doesn't look over 5'9 to me.
said on 31/Oct/14
Well, he looks a solid inch taller than Charlize Theron, AT LEAST! And i think her being somewhere between 5'9 and 10 is fine... How do you explain he looks taller than NPH? Is he wearing lifts? On the other hand, Liam Neeson looks no more than 6'2-6'3 next to Charlize in that movie (and, from what i've seen, he's wearing bigger boots than Seth in that movie)!
[Editor Rob: camera angles might help him a bit, as a star of a movie I think I'd manage to make myself appear an inch taller if I desired, although he certainly doesn't seem a guy who bothers much about height.]
said on 30/Oct/14
Rob, in "A Million ways to die in the West" he did look noticeably taller than Charlize Theron and i don't think he had much different shoes than her, at best 0.5 inches i think... He also looked taller than Neil Patrick Harris! I thought he was easily 5'11-6' range there! Do you really think he's only 5'10?
[Editor Rob: he could be a fraction over 5ft 10 flat, but I wouldn't guess him 179 or 180.]
MaskDeMasque said on 23/Oct/14
Solid 5'10. 5'10.25 i'd say.
lelman said on 21/Sep/14
If he is 5ft 10 he's a very strong one, probably 5ft 10.5, or there abouts. Looks solidly taller than most 5ft 9 men.
Hypado said on 14/Sep/14
seth macfarlane looks 179/180cm in A Million Ways to Die in West.
Dmeyer said on 17/Jul/14
Rob he looks too tall near 177cm theron to be léss than 179cm
Mike T said on 2/Jul/14
He had to be wearing lifts in a million ways to die in the west, he looked 5'11" or about 6'0" next to Charlize Theron, who is listed as 5'9.75 on this site.
Brah said on 13/Jun/14
I have seen the movie. He is 2 inches taller than Theron throughout and eye to eye with 5'11.5" Neil Patrick Harris. Lifts maybe?
said on 6/Jun/14
Any chance he wore lifts in A million ways to Die, rob? He looked a good 2 inches taller than Theron in some scenes.
[Editor Rob: not seen the film, but did he have bigger cowboy boots?]
cole said on 28/May/14
There's more than just 0.75in between him and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Shaving off 0.25in from JGL's listing and adding 0.25in to MacFarlane's could be a solution.
Mark Mcloskkkkky said on 25/May/14
Looked .5" taller than charlize theron. Agreed with everyone else 5'10.25"
Dave178 said on 5/May/14
He looks 5'9"ish next to 5'8" Mark Wahlberg, unless Mark is wearing lifts.
cole said on 23/Apr/14
You could easily give him 5'10.25, Rob. He seems like a solid 178 cm guy.
Guy said on 25/Feb/14
He looks a couple inches taller than Charlize Theron in the Red Band Trailer for a MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST, and this site has her listed as 5'9.75"
said on 5/Jan/14
Really comes across as 179-180cm. Definitely more than 1in on Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Rob, surely he's little over 5ft10?
[Editor Rob: he could be a fraction over but I wouldn't say anymore.]
Lorne said on 3/Sep/13
Seth Macfarlane's Height is: 5ft10.25/178cm. Come on, this guy has to get the quarter inch, he NEVER looks a weak 5'10.
cole said on 19/Aug/13
Perhaps there should be added .25" to this listing Rob? He at least seems like a solid 178 cm guy.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/13
"Seth McFarlane's height is 5ft 10.5in (179cm)"
I thought he was 6ft originally
Cameron murray said on 8/Aug/13
He looks like a 6footer at times but he did only have 2inchs on Mark Wahlberg so spot on Rob
cole said on 8/Aug/13
He can seem 3-4 cm taller than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who it is getting pretty clear is not over 5'9 flat. 178-179 cm range for Seth.
kevin said on 25/Jun/13
u should give him the 0.25 inches, becus he really does look taller than the listing alot of times
Lorne said on 24/Jun/13
Agree rob. Not quite 180cm, but 179 is certainly possible. He should at least be upgraded to 5ft10.25in, clearly more than a flat 5'10.
said on 24/Jun/13
Rob do you think this guy might be 179-80 cms? 5'10.5 perhaps?
[Editor Rob: he could be a strong 5ft 10, but not 180cm ]
Lorne? said on 21/Jun/13
Where does this 5'10 listing come from? He always looks taller than this. He was not 6 inches shorter than snoop dogg, considerably taller than 176cm Levitt. He's gotta be nearer 5'11, can't see him under 179cm, probably weak 5'11(5'10.75?)
MaskDeMasque said on 2/Mar/13
He prob is 5'10 but has the build of a 6ft man.
leonari said on 28/Feb/13
Needs an upgrade in my opinion. At least 179.
LT said on 27/Feb/13
Kristen, who is danced with at the end of the oscars, is 4' 11" and was probably wearing heals. Seth looked 5'7" or 5'*' in comparison. I don't believe he's 5"10.
said on 27/Feb/13
Comparing these two pictures is strange.
Is Stone shorter than 5'6"? Is Nicolas Cage shorter than 6'? Is Set MacFarlane taller than 5'10"?
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Feb/13
All right, let me revise my comment after finding a clip of it on youtube. Maybe "5'11" MINIMUM" is too generous. But still, if Seth is 5'10", then there's no way Joseph is the listed 5'9.25" he's listed on this site. Seth had a good 1.5" on him.
The Horse of FUNK said on 25/Feb/13
So while I was walking through my living room, I caught a glimpse of the Oscars my roommate was watching. The one thing that made me halt in my tracks was when I noticed how much taller Seth was than Joseph Gordon-Levitt on stage. Seriously, either Seth was wearing some extra help (during a dance sequence?), Joseph is not as tall as some think he is, or Seth is taller than people assume. If Joseph is 175cm like some think he is, then Seth is 5'11" MINIMUM.
Patrick said on 24/Feb/13
5'10''?! He dwarfed Joseph Gordon Lewitt who is around 175 cm probably at the Oscars!
leonari said on 24/Feb/13
Looked more than a cm taller than Joseph Levitt during their dance at the Oscar. Seth looked a inch taller at least.
Conti said on 24/Feb/13
I would say 5'9 solid.He was wearing lifts at the academy awards.
voscerote said on 18/Sep/12
yeah, I always thought he looked super-short. something about his little muppet-peter-brady-face. he just struck me as a little guy with a big voice. but on snl he looked nearly tall as sudeikous, and taller than all the shorties. i think 5'10" is right.
Alex said on 30/Jan/12
I would've thought he was about 6ft.
BTW, Family Guy rox!
Jack said on 5/Jan/12
I really thought that this dude would be 6'1"
Michael said on 20/Dec/11
He seems to have the shape and build of a 6'1'' guy, but I'd say he was about what you've shouted Rob. 5'10'' all the way.
Clay said on 13/Dec/11
damn says on 21/Jul/11
damn..5-10?..I thought this guy was 6-1, hehe I suck at guessing heights..
This sites listings arent exact, but yeah he's around 5'10.
jeremy said on 26/Sep/11
damn said on 21/Jul/11
damn..5-10?..I thought this guy was 6-1, hehe I suck at guessing heights..
Godred said on 7/May/11
@Icky Bicky and anonymous - Hmmn 5`5 - 6`2,don`t be ridiculous, he`s obviously around the 5`10 mark.
Icky Bicky said on 4/Mar/11
Saw him at Carnegie Hall a couple years ago he was about 15 feet away and I was looking almost directly even with his eyes and seems to be over 6'maybe 6'2". I'm 6'4' and was not seeing the top of his head....
jimmy said on 23/Feb/11
noticably shorter than 6'-6'1 jimmy kimmel ..he looks like a legit 5'10, probably 5
10 barefeet, taller with shoes..he doesn't claim to be taller..so there is no need to upgrade him, like you did with tom hardy? he claimed to be 5'9 but you gave him 5'10 haha..
family guy said on 15/Nov/10
interesting i guess he based the characters in his cartoon at that height
every human male character that isnt characterized by their height in the show are 5'10" because theyre all the same height as peter who is 5'10"
TNTinCA said on 9/May/09
He was just on the Bill Maher show today. Standing next to Bill, I would say he was about two inches taller. So if Bill is 5'8" (which I believe is what is listed here as well), then yes, MacFarlane is 5'10".
The Dutchguy said on 1/May/09
Thats probably because Borstein is 5 feet tall ;) your view gets mesmerized by the difference in height
said on 17/Apr/09
he looks really really tall in this video.Click Here
Brent said on 8/Jan/09
he is a solid 5'10
jayeeta said on 19/Nov/08
met him once. i'm 5ft 10in and he was about 2 inches taller.
MD said on 1/May/08
Crazy, I always thought he was 6'0".
Anonymous said on 26/Apr/08
Its always funny that every male celeb is always 5'10 and above. The guy who does the voice on Master Shake on the Aqua Teens claims to be 6'1, even though every photo shows him being shorter. Not to single him out, a persons height can not be changed naturally but at least claim something that would seem possible. Tom Cruise was suppose to be 6' in Vanilla Skys but Kurt Russell made tom look like a child.
Height Fiend said on 19/Mar/08
I think he is actually slightly taller, maybe 5'11 ish. He always towers over Seth Green, i know this isnt hard but id gues Green at maybe 5'4 or 5'5 and sometimes there is 6 or 7 inches between the two seths.
Kid-Icarus said on 6/Nov/07
Really? I thought he was 5'8"