How tall is Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Canadian-born American politician who has served as a Texas Senator. The Washington Post mentioned in 2015 - when Ted was running as a Presidential candidate - "Ted Cruz, who had been pegged at 5'8" but various reports, including from Post reporters, put at closer to 5'10"

How tall is Big Ted Cruz
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I'm not Five-Ten. The Internet's a strange place...I'm Five-Eleven.

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Average Guess (36 Votes)
5ft 9.74in (177.1cm)
Rob M said on 23/Apr/20
Ted with Stallone
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Rob M said on 23/Apr/20
Ted with Sly
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Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 4/Oct/19
Weak 5footer 9!!!! Around 5ft 8 3/4 range or so....
viper said on 6/Sep/19
Lemon didn't look any shorter than 5-11 with 6-4 Beto
Mickie said on 5/Sep/19
Don Lemon is probably closer to 5'10.5". 5'11" at the most.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 5/Sep/19
Anyone who thinks that Cruz's anything over 5'10" is deluded. He's more 5'9" range.
MD said on 5/Sep/19
Huh? Lemon is like 5'10", tops.
viper said on 4/Sep/19
Yeah Lemon is no taller than 5-11.

6-2 Cory Booker has 3 inches on him. Sometimes as much as 3.5
viper said on 4/Sep/19
Maybe Lemon is more 5-11.

It can look near 5 inches at times
viper said on 4/Sep/19
Beto must look taller than 6-4 physically.

6-0 Don Lemon just said he needed taller shoes when first hosting a debate with him.
Kavi Singh Gill said on 23/Aug/19
He sort of has a heavy build which can give him the impression of being shorter, hence many 5'8 and 9 guesses but he's definitely a solid 5'10 and his 5'11" claim isn't fully out of the question in my opinion as in some pictures he does look that tall but that could be footwear, angles, etc.
HonestSlovene said on 16/Aug/19
Maybe not 5'11" but around 5'10" seems completely plausible for him. Takes to shame all the 5'7"-5'9" guys claiming to be around his height. Beto is around 6'3", he seems to be about 5 inches taller than him.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Aug/19
Cruz's wearing cowboy boots but looks barely 5'10" next to O'Rourke Click Here He could be around 5'9"-5'9.5"
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 7/Aug/19
It's funny how Hart has a camera advantage but still looks shorter than Cruz.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Aug/19
Beto O’Rourke looks 6ft4 to me...
avi said on 12/May/19
Maybe he is 5'10 flat.

Looks 1.5 inch shorter than Donald Trump jr. who is probably 5'11.5 weak 6'0.
Even considering cowboy boots he doesn't look more than 5'10.5

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Sotiris Gravas said on 3/May/19
Max 5'10" Cruz and Bret Hart... Click Here Guess Bret Hart isn't the 6'0" Editor Rob has him at. More like the 5'10" I said he was.
Editor Rob
Bret might have shrunk half inch since I last saw him a decade ago, but he was definitely over 5ft 11 in person.
JD 5'9" said on 16/Mar/19
Over listed. He's 5'9" flat at best. Always wears Cowboy boots.
Eric W Tam said on 12/Mar/19
Ok, is it 5'10, 5'8, or 5'11? The internet is a strange place indeed, as these are his reported heights.
Editor Rob
I would rule out anything under 5ft 10 and say 5ft 10 to 11 is more likely.
Mickie said on 19/Feb/19
Not the best angle, but I don't see anything like 6'4" for Beto next to Colbert: Click Here
SportsHeight said on 14/Nov/18
Rob, how tall would you say for Beto O'Rourke, Cruz's opponent in the recent Texas senate election? Here's a photo of the two of them (bear in mind potential differences in footwear/posture/positioning, of course):

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Editor Rob
Newspapers call him 6 foot 4...given Cruz can look a 5ft 11 guy when wearing his cowboy boots, I don't think that's an unreasonable estimate.
J-Dog said on 8/Nov/18
Hey Paul NS (6ft 0.5) - Great find! I reviewed some further pictures with Will Hurd and Beto, he definitely looks to be ~6'4". Thanks!
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 1/Nov/18
J-Dog, there haven't been many non-Cruz height comparisons of Beto I've seen so I can't really make a great estimate, but it wouldn't bowl me over if he measured a legit 6'4". The Texas representative Will Hurd is a pretty tall guy (usually described as 6'4" in the media) and Beto even edges him by a little: Click Here
Bwk said on 29/Oct/18
Pretty good listing. Sometimes he can look 5'11'', but he might be 5'10.5'' and just rounding up like a lot of people do.
J-Dog said on 20/Oct/18
WalterFckRsch & Paul NS (6ft 0.5) - You guys are correct. I didn't factor in the shoe difference and was a bit off. ~6'3.25 -6'4.25". Do you guys think Beto O'Rourke could be a solid 6'4" even?
Paul NS (6ft 0.5) said on 16/Oct/18
A good photo of Cruz and O'Rourke: Click Here

Cruz has his regular thick boots on while O'Rourke is wearing presumably typical dress shoes, and Cruz is still getting towered. Don't think it's a stretch to say O'Rourke's over 6'3"
Greatman said on 11/Oct/18
He looks 5'11 next to Ben Shapiro.
WalterFckRsch said on 11/Oct/18
Beto O'Rourke has to be at least 6'3, maybe slightly taller.
J-Dog said on 9/Oct/18
How tall do you guys think Beto O'Rourke is? ~6'2.5" - ~6'3.5"?

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Lapinux said on 5/Aug/18
I agree he can look 5'11" at times but only in his cowboy boots!
Lapinux said on 27/Jul/18
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In this video he claims 5'11". Maybe you could add the quote. I can tell he is lying. Surprised he believes Trump is 6'3" as Cruz could have gotten away with 6 foot then!
Editor Rob
He can look 5ft 11 at times, I will add his quote at the top thanks.
MrFish said on 22/Jun/18
Rob, Ted Cruz and Jimmy Kimmel had a basketball game, Cruz was listed at 5ft 11in and 245lbs. What would you estimate for Ted’s weight? (Please check out pics from the basketball game, he's wearing a t-shirt and shorts)
Editor Rob
That weight doesn't sound too unbelievable really.
Vijayan said on 5/Jun/18

The measured average height for males in the young generation in Spain is 175 cm

The measured average height for males aged in Spain 18-79 is 173 cm

If Rob moved to Spain he would be ''dead-on'' average for his age
MJKoP said on 2/Mar/18
And back on T. Cruz - as opposed to the shorter, more famous T. Cruz(sic) - I'd admire him much more if he weren't in politics. And I wouldn't object to a 5'10.25" upgrade after seeing him next to Kimmel(unless he had some serious compartments in those boots!).
N0n3F0rce said on 28/Feb/18
rob how tall does he look in the picture you posted with kimmel ? and is it the cowboy boots or do you suspect he might have lifts as well ?
Editor Rob
He looks near 6ft, but then Jimmy may not be standing at his tallest. His boots on that show just looked your typical 2 inch cowboy boot.
Sandy Cowell said on 28/Feb/18
@ Rob - Shortly after I wrote my yesterday's comment, I wrote about Hitler on this page many would have felt I was likening the two.
What I meant was that I had got carried away with the labelling of people who influence the World and that sometimes a faux par might slip out, which causes offence to others.
I could never, nor would I, liken anyone to War leaders.
I do apologize.
N0n3F0rce said on 27/Feb/18
rob how likely is 5'9.3/4-1/2 ?
Editor Rob
I'm struggling to see him that short really.
john12345 said on 26/Feb/18

The average latino in the US is 5'7.5. If he were fully latino, he would only be slightly tall. But considering Cruz is only half latino, he really isn't tall at all
Animus said on 26/Feb/18

I am not sure I believe the average man in Spain is a full 5ft9. Among younger people I am sure they'd measure close to that, but the population taken as a whole is shorter, maybe as low as 5ft8. Let's say 5ft8½. So, combined with the fact that male Cubans might be about 5ft6, I think Cruz is doing well for himself with a height of 5ft10. Of course his mother is predominantly Irish, so that could have given him a boost.
Midget Stomper said on 26/Feb/18
Height doesn't work like that though, the Dutch height went from one of the shortest in Europe to the tallest in the world, due to diet and change in politics.
Although Cuba is primarily Spanish(about 75%) they are not as developed and generally have a much shorter height.
He is definitely tall for a Cuban.(Who are about 5'7" on average.
5'11er said on 26/Feb/18
I think you guys are on the wrong website. It's for people interested in knowing a famous people's heights, regardless of whether you agree with their opinions. The mere act of adding someone is not an endorsement.

5'10 is spot on btw.
Tall Sam said on 26/Feb/18
@Willes189, uh, you know that the Senate and Congress are 2 different things, right? I mentioned disliked in the first comment because even other members of the GOP like Jeff Sessions reportedly have strong disdain for Cruz and even his own family has some animosity towards him. It's a little surprising that he made it as far as he did in the Republic primaries but I think he has support amongst the most dogmatic of Christian Republicans.

I wouldn't question a tad under the 5'10" mark for him but he's pretty close to the mark at any rate.
john12345 said on 25/Feb/18
@ Animus He is Spanish Cuban. Average height in Spain is around 5'9, so he's not tall for his heritage.
john12345 said on 24/Feb/18
Looks significantly above average at 5'10. Average American cannot be more than 175 cm
Animus said on 24/Feb/18
What's the average height for men in the US? 5'9½ or 5'9¾? Is it 5'10-5'10½ for the younger generation?

At 5'10 Ted Cruz is rather tall for someone with Cuban ancestry.
Willes189 said on 24/Feb/18
The greatest senator in congress right now. Ted is important for the American republic.

Could be slightly above this listing, he didn't look 5'10 flat next to president Trump in the primaries.
HonestSlovene said on 24/Feb/18
Thanks for adding him Rob, I agree with this listing. Sometimes he can appear 5'11" + because of cowboy boots.
Editor Rob
Overall somewhere in 5ft 10 range seems likely for Ted. In cowboy boots he sometimes can look like a 5ft 11 guy.
Rick1 said on 23/Feb/18
I’d downgrade him slightly , it’s a known fact he wears cowboy boots regularly , a solid 5’9
Tall Sam said on 23/Feb/18
Pretty average height guy and one of the most disliked US senators ever.

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