How tall is Sylvester McCoy

Sylvester McCoy's Height

5ft 4in (162.6 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 5.5in (166.4 cm)
Scottish actor best known for playing the Seventh Doctor in long running tv series Doctor Who. He has also appeared in The Hobbit.These photos are from 2008, 2012 and 2014 Collectormania events. Sylvester has been listing himself as Height 5 feet 6 inches for a long time.

5ft 8 Rob, 5ft 8 Jenny, 5ft 7 Judy with Sylvester

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Average Guess (13 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 5.6in (166.6cm)
Current: 5ft 4.6in (164.1cm)
even said on 16/Aug/17
5 foot 4
Editor Rob: today he is down to 5ft 4, but in the 80's looked over 5ft 5.
World Citizen said on 29/May/17
He looks around 5 ft 2 or 3 with you, but he can look even 5 ft 5 with Jenny.
Yournie said on 16/Mar/17
He is 162cm
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 6/Nov/16
Why does Judy look taller than Jenny compared to Sylvester?
Editor Rob: it can sometimes just be a photographer's position or the angle they hold the camera which can enhance or reduce differences a little bit.

you can on the day Judy and myself had a photo with Sylvester, how she looks beside Jenny in reality: Click Here, both in pretty similar sneakers.
mrtguy said on 15/Sep/16
I see a six inch difference
Peter 179cm said on 17/Jul/16
161-162 max
Emil 182 cm said on 11/May/15
He looks to have very bad posture next to you. Only up straight I'd buy 5'4. However, he looks 5'5 next to Jenny (old picture maybe?)
[Editor Rob: he's 5ft 4 range today, there was a 5ft 4 kid with us last year and he was roughly same as mccoy.]
JPDB said on 6/Mar/15
sylvester told me he was 5'6 1/2". he might've been exaggerating though.
josh b said on 10/Nov/14
Click Here
My photo with him here, similar footwear.
Tommo said on 3/Sep/14
Doesn't look like he'd reach your eye level in the most recent pic Rob.
[Editor Rob: around 5ft 4 I think is fair, I watched him with 5ft 7 judy and her son (5ft 4) and he was roughly that mark.]
Marvel said on 30/Aug/14
He does look like he's shrunk from his time as the Doctor. I know a bit off-topic, but I enjoyed him, he was an under-appreciated incarnation let down at times (like Colin Baker) with weaker storylines.
Editor Rob said on 24/Aug/14
I thought I'd see him again and he was looking more a 5ft 4 guy, I put up another photo of him with me and one even of Jenny's 5ft 7 sister!
Chris said on 29/Jul/14
Rob, then how do you explain the height difference in your pic? Are you wearing 3 inch shoes or something?
[Editor Rob: look at Jenny's pic too, I don't think he's under 5ft 5 in that one]
Chris said on 27/Jul/14
Rob, not sure how you can give him 5.5 considering that pic with you.
[Editor Rob: 5ft 5...last time I seen him up close a year ago I thought he could still look about 5ft 5]
176,2Tunman said on 5/Apr/14
Looks even 5'4.5" if we consider that Jenny is leaning her head a little.
[Editor Rob: he could be that mark today, I'm sure actually I had a supplement for Hobbit (maybe from a movie mag) and it had heights listed and he was down as 5ft 4.5 in it!

there's a slight fault in that photo, I think it moved when scanning a little, so her face is slightly not quite right :)]
thorterr said on 17/Oct/12
er no thats jenny your girlfriend,,rob, not sophie
[Editor Rob: refresh the page and sophie will appear ;) ]
thorterr said on 7/Oct/12
she shortest doctor by far
The greatest person alive in the world today said on 12/Aug/11
5'4" FO SHO
Legend said on 22/Jun/11
Looks 5'4 or shorter
W E Mole said on 17/May/11
Yes, he's not 5' 6". I'd say around 5' 4" now. The pratfalls have taken their toll. Still good fun though.
sam said on 22/Apr/11
looks more like 5'3 to me, and it's funny because everyone else seems to be thinking the same thing. Maybe 5'5 in his prime?

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