How tall is Tom Cavanagh

Tom Cavanagh's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

Canadian actor, best known for starring in TV show Ed and for playing Dr. Harrison Wells in TV series The Flash. The day I met him, we had roughly similar sneakers. When his college basketball team laughed when he said he was going to try for a role of Danny Zuko in 'Grease' he said "The world does not revolve around an average size of 6 foot 4 like these gentlemen. I'm actually 6 feet. In the average world, that's not small at all."

Tom Cavanagh at City of Heroes 3 2016 Rogue Events Convention
5ft 8 Rob and Tom (age 52) @ City of Heroes 2016

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Average Guess (132 Votes)
5ft 11.86in (182.5cm)
Robert R said on 13/May/23
He’s at least 6’. I talked to him for a solid 15 minutes and took photos with him. I was wearing a boat shoe that gave me 1/2” lift at most. He was wearing dress shoes that looked to give him 3/4” to an inch of lift. He also had very good posture while I do not. I’m just under 5’-11” standing perfectly straight and closer to 5-10 1/2” standing normally. With shoes, he was at least 1 1/2” taller than me and possibly 2”. I was actually surprised. I expected to be closer in height but I guess footwear does make a difference.
Slim1.75m said on 10/May/23
@Rob would Tom's weight be 170ish seems unlikely he'd weighed much more.
Editor Rob
Somewhere in 170's sounds realistic.
Ricardo Ju?rez said on 11/Mar/23
La punta de la cabeza de rob pasa 1 centímetro el inicio de la ceja de tom a lo que son 9 centímetros de diferencia

Para mi es 1.82 cerrados
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/23
Giving Grant the full 6ft instead of downgrading this guy was the better call. They both vary beside each other
Eli Shahar said on 16/Jul/22
Easily 6 feet great height and a great actor 👍
Jawilder said on 24/Sep/21
As listed. 6 feet flat at a low.
Broussard077 said on 8/Mar/21
Spot on
tajaun gibbison said on 26/Nov/20
Definite 6-footer. Looks like he's leaning back a good bit more than Rob and Rob has the camera advantage.
Chris Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 6/Nov/20
Grant Gustin given a more solid 6'0 impression than Cavanagh.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 26/Oct/20

I thought I recognized Tom's name from the birthdays I saw for today, and now I've found he's been left a comment on the Latest Comments page.

Well, it's still the 26th, so plenty of time left to say:

🎂🎈🎁🎊 Happy Birthday Tom! 🎊🎁🎈🎂

He's 57 today - congratulations!

Six foot. 🐈😁🍻

Slim 6'1" said on 24/Oct/20
182 like gustin
Pierre said on 11/Oct/20
I believe he's more 6"0' after a good sleep by this pic.In this pic I see him more like a strong 5"11'/5"11.25'.
Slim 6'1" said on 6/Oct/20
Needs a 5’11.75” downgrade 182cm
slim 6'1 said on 26/Sep/20
same as granat gustin 182-182.5 not actually 6' but he gives off the impression that he is
Tall Sam said on 10/Aug/20
I'd say he did not look less than this listing near TJ Miller.
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
182cm area max
Slim 6'1" said on 9/Aug/20
i feel he needs a grant gustin downgrade, they look same
Vsquad said on 13/Mar/20

Nah look at how Tom's mouth comes up above Rob's eyebrows, that's a solid 4 inch difference at least. I know Tom is raising his head a bit but even if he looked straight ahead it'd be the same.
al001 said on 6/Feb/20
Looks 5'11.75 to me in the picture above, assuming Rob is 5'8 flat.
Vsquad said on 24/Jan/20
Tom is definitely 6ft, just as he says. I didn't believe it at first, but I went back and watched clips of him in Scrubs and he was always clearly taller than Zach Braff, who also claims 6ft but Rob has him listed as 5'11 (which would make sense obviously).

I am skeptical of why Tom seemed to look clearly taller than Zach though, given it was only 1 inch between them. Maybe Zach is as short as 5'10, but I doubt that.
Nik said on 17/Oct/19
I think he can pull it off!
mark thompson said on 21/Jun/19
rob, he looks 5'11.25. why the 6'0 listing?
Editor Rob
I thought he looked close to six foot in person when seeing him up close and with others.
Mohammed5'11 said on 18/May/19
He standing full tall and looks with you 181max why you gives him 6foot
Sean73 said on 23/Feb/19
I see a flat 6' foot.
Pierre said on 14/Feb/19
In this pic i see him not a complete forehead taller than Rob,because imo he's standing in an advantageous posture with his head looking upward.His forehead seems to me not very long.I guess him more 5"11' than 6"0' in this pic,something around 5"11.25'
Jordan87 said on 22/Jan/19

With you he is clearly under 6'0 , even with his hair. Why a 6 foot listing? He looks 5'10.75".
Editor Rob
He is never that short. If he fall sunder 6ft I wouldn't think it was anything more than a few dollar bills thickness.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 17/Dec/18

He doesn't even look 182. More like just 181 IMO. He has thick hair so that's probably why he gets mistaken for being taller.
VelikiSrbinn said on 15/Dec/18
His shoulders aren't that much higher than yours. He has a long neck..
Zampo said on 14/Sep/18
Still back my previous comment, 5'11.75 range. Same height as Jamie Bower Campbell.

@berta, I agree. He would measure closer to 182 than 183.
Nik said on 10/Sep/18
In the average 🌏 6'0" is pretty darn tall! I like the word "sneakers"!
berta said on 2/Sep/18
this guy never struck me as being tall. i havent seen him in mutch more than scrubs and something else. He is in the range of 181,5-183 maybe not a proper 6 foot guy if measured. closer to 182 is my guess. a fraction under this
Zampo said on 21/Jul/18
Fair listing. He is definitely in the 6'0 zone. 182-182.5 cm, I feel.
Nik said on 14/Jul/18
I think he can just about pull off 6'0"!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 3/Jul/18
He looks 181cm with Rob.
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 2/Jul/18
Tom Cavanagh is not any taller than Grant. They were pretty leveled in the 6'0 zone.
Dream(5'9.5 said on 29/Mar/18
He really did edge out Justin Timberlake.
Thunderfin said on 20/Mar/18
How is he 6' when the wisps of his hair are only at 6'? Looks more 5'11-5'11.5.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Feb/18
Rob, why do you still give this guy the edge over Grant?
Editor Rob
I think he may still be the one who edges Grant out.
Bobby said on 27/Jan/18
The height scale shows that he's under 6ft.
Alex 6'3 said on 2/Jan/18
His frame is the typical one that let you think he's taller, like 185 cm.
Paul NS (6ft0.5) said on 7/Dec/17
Rob did say this guy was an inch shorter than Amell bellow (back when Amell was listed as 6ft1) but I can't see him dipping much below 6ft...
Editor Rob
yes, roughly an inch...Amell I think his boot is in the solid inch and a little range that weekend.
Anonymous said on 22/Nov/17
Rob as he is listed as 1.82.9 his head does not even come close to six feet have to lower it
Junior said on 23/Oct/17
He should be legit 6'0 in real although look 5'11 with rob.
Slim said on 28/Sep/17
A tallish guy, 6'(182/183 is perfect for him.
World Citizen said on 31/May/17
This listing is spot on.
Mark(5'9.25") said on 8/May/17
I would just keep him at 6'0". He appeared an inch taller than Justin Timberlake.

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Sully said on 7/May/17
Hi Big Rob , great listing , he always edges out Grant Gustin on The Flash.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 30/Apr/17
Rob, you did mention that Cavanagh is nearer John Barrowman's height. Did Cavanagh give a slightly taller impression than Barrowman?
Editor Rob
I'd have given the edge to Cavanagh that weekend...
Pierre said on 3/Mar/17
Justin Timberlake is maybe shorter than 5"11.5'
Mark(5'9.25 said on 1/Mar/17
He is taller than Grant Gustin in several pictures. I would rule out 5'11.5" because I saw one picture of him and Justin Timberlake. Cavanagh did appear taller than Timberlake.
Mark(5'9.25 said on 1/Mar/17
Rob, I have to admit, I thought this guy was in his 40s until I looked again. He's actually 53?! Thought he looked younger.

To give my vote, I would say a legit 6 footer.
Pierre said on 28/Feb/17
Tom has a advantageous posture in the picture imo because his head is looking upward.With similar postures the peak of Rob's head is taller than Tom's eyebrows.And Tom has not a long forehead imo.I see him around 5"11.5'
Victor Surratt said on 10/Feb/17
Between 6'0 and 6'0.25", definitly 6'0 but maybe no more.
Revan said on 4/Feb/17
Definitly a 6'0.
Victor Surratt said on 20/Jan/17
Very strong 6ft, maybe with another look hair, he maybe seems like a 6'5.
Ly said on 30/Dec/16
Rob you look exeptionally red in this pic
Editor Rob
was quite warm in that hotel room, lots of people in the photo op room!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 26/Dec/16
Rob, is there a chance this guy could measure 6'0.25"?
Editor Rob
I wouldn't have guessed him over six foot, nor much under.
nick said on 23/Dec/16
6 ft, heck I'd even buy a 6'1. This guy looks really tall even among his costars in The Flash.
Csimpson 6ft said on 12/Dec/16
6ft is fair but 5ft 11.75 could be possible
186cm said on 10/Dec/16
Jesse l Martin (listed at 6'1.25) was clearly looking up to tom cavanagh (Tom had a 1/2 footwear advantage) in th most recent episode of the flash (3x09). Jesse l Martin listing is wrong there is way a 6'1.25 guy would look up to a 6'0 guy even with 1/2 footwear advantage.
Redwing said on 7/Dec/16
He does look 6 ft, first glance would've thought 1.82 cm but that's just at a glance. He looks sorta like Paul Newman; this guy could play butch cassidy.
Jay said on 3/Dec/16
You may want to edit. He is a Canadian actor born in Ottawa Ontario.
Editor Rob
ah yes, I never noticed it!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 23/Nov/16
Rob, he does look taller than Benedict Cumberbatch in person.
Editor Rob
yes Mark, Tom is taller than Cumberbatch in person.
DINO said on 22/Nov/16
Hes more about 6'1
Josh said on 19/Nov/16
Looks a solid 6'0 next to you.
Marquis said on 10/Nov/16
5'11" guy. Loved 'im on Ed.
Matthew said on 10/Nov/16
Looks a strong 181cm here to be honest.
sam said on 9/Nov/16
rob why do you call yourself big rob? if you were a women you would indeed be very big but for a man 5'8 is average not big
Editor Rob
well sam, I'm not calling myself 'Tall Rob' ;)

Big can encapsulate different traits and isn't necessarily about height.

You could be Big in Ideas, Personality, Generosity, Contributions etc

In Scotland, I've been called a Big Man many many times through life.

It's a term of positivity. I call other people Big Men, regardless of their height.
Pierre said on 9/Nov/16
Imo he look more 5"11' range in this picture next to Rob
Mike said on 6/Nov/16
Grant and him look very similar.
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Andrea said on 6/Nov/16
So you're not even standing at your tallest (once again), Rob? If that's the case, he really does look more 5'11.5 at most on here...
Actually, having a quick look at him with other celebrities, i'm not sure i would have guessed him under 6'... He can even pull off looking taller than 6' flat in some photos but maybe it's more the case of the others being overlisted, considering he doesn't even look the full 6' with you...
Editor Rob
I think we are pretty equal, I think the photo I is very close to what the difference looked in person.

But in most back to backs I will try to feel/quickly turn my head to see the other person.

Very rare have I ever stood at measured height - usually it is at best just under it and up to 3cm less than a measured height stance...I could go under 5ft 7 if I dropped height in hip and back, although that is only a few times.
packman said on 6/Nov/16
he looks 181cm
soccer blogger said on 5/Nov/16
Rob looks quite nervous. Is he Busting a Gut to look taller? If so, how much taller are you, Rob?
Editor Rob
sweating buckets actually from the heat in that room...when doing back to back poses I have a habit of dropping height in the lumbar region, I think I'd be just under 5ft 8 this moment, not as bad as some back to back poses.
S.J.H said on 4/Nov/16
If cavanagh claim 6'0 then he is 6'0 , amell 6'0.75 and gustin weak 6'0
Triplescrew said on 2/Nov/16
6'0" fits...though I could see him measuring more in the 5'11.75" range in reality. Rob, how'd he compare in person to guys like Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Tennant?
Editor Rob
Tennant is taller in person for sure. I think Cumberbatch is a bit shorter than Tom.
Hypado said on 1/Nov/16
Tom Cavanagh's Height
6ft 0in (183 cm)

183 is perfect. A great actor. 1 cm or maybe 1,5 cm taller than Grant Gustin.
Aza said on 1/Nov/16
He looks a weak 6 footer.
Marc said on 31/Oct/16
Im impressed how he has a good estimate on foot ware its much harder to tell with mens shoes
Editor Rob
well he's got This sneaker on, it's close to an inch style.
Jordan87 said on 31/Oct/16
Good 5'11 Guy.
S.J.H said on 31/Oct/16
He atually look 181ish here with rob not 6'0
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
Rob, if this guy dips under 6ft where does that leave Grant?
Editor Rob
on Flash he is at times a footwear disadvantage with some people.
MJKoP said on 30/Oct/16
Solid 6 footer, but not over.
Andrea said on 30/Oct/16
"Editor Rob: there is a greater chance he would dip under than remain over 6ft...of course that is the same case with Stephen."
The usual diplomatic answer :P
With Stephen I wouldn't talk about chance or probabilities... I'd 100% rule out even a mm over 6'1, actually!
What you always say "there's always a chance of being above/below a listing", it certainly doesn't apply to every celebrity on here, which means that you usually go with the most they could measure!!! If all those celebrities you've met got finally measured, i think they'd turn out a bit shorter than their listing, maybe 99% of the time?
Editor Rob
maybe if you feel someone can look over a range like half inch, it is best to list them at the positive end.
gian92 said on 30/Oct/16
Rob sorry but in this photo i see 5'11 not more
Peter 179cm said on 30/Oct/16
He looks a solid 182cm but no more than that,imo.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/16
Rob, is this guy really just a fraction taller than Grant?
Editor Rob
I don't think there's much difference between them.
Ray said on 29/Oct/16
Definitely 6'0 range robs posture is a bit better than his in this photo.
Ray said on 29/Oct/16
If he's 5'11.5 grant is 5'11. A half inch shorter when footwear is the same.
Johan said on 29/Oct/16
At worst 5'11.75". He is close enough to claim 6' though.
Pierre said on 29/Oct/16
Imo more around 5"11.5'
Andrea said on 29/Oct/16
Yeah, Smallville was enough for me... I did enjoy the show (it was probably one of the first series i started watching when i was a teen) but 10 seasons were probably too much! In fact, I think I stopped watching it in season 6-7 and then eventually finished it 4-5 years later!
I've seen maybe 7-8 episodes of Arrow (when it came out on TV for the first time) but no more than that! I mean, i know the names of these superhero shows but I don't really watch anyone at the moment!
Tom, i'd say looks more somewhere in 5'11.5-5'11.75 range with you (182ish) rather than a full 6'! Which makes sense considering you said he's an inch smaller than 6'0.5-6'0.75 Stephen... Is that possible? Does he look taller than Grant on the show?
Editor Rob
there is a greater chance he would dip under than remain over 6ft...of course that is the same case with Stephen.
Borats Chicken said on 29/Oct/16
rob, possible with .25?
toor said on 29/Oct/16
Fantastic listing Rob , he always edges 182cm Grant Gustin on The Flash.
Sammy Derrick said on 29/Oct/16
Tom has always looked within the 6'0 range...
In Ed he was a confident,happy-go-lucky lawyer and in the flash he played an imposing villain and an intelligent scientist.
He always has great screen presence with these I don't see him below 6'0
@Editor Rob:I have a theory most actors from the CW network don't look as tall as they do...EXPECT those who portray superheroes Stephen Amell,Justin Hartley,Alan Ritchson,David Ramsey etc Is that theory correct?
Shredder said on 29/Oct/16
6'0 looks good , at worst 5'11.75
Aaron Zamora said on 29/Oct/16
Doesn't look much over 5'11 next to you. Maybe 5'11 1/2 is a better shout.
The Exorcist said on 28/Oct/16
Looks strong 5'11" with Rob
Andrea said on 28/Oct/16
I don't watch The Flash so i don't really know this guy... That being said, he doesn't look much over 182 with you, Rob!
Plus you say he's an inch shorter than Stephen in person (and Stephen isn't over 6'0.75)! Of course, you gonna keep Stephen at 6'1, so yeah i guess 6' is fine for him :P
Did he look similar to Alex in person?
Editor Rob
not taller than big Alex, but yes Tom is nearer John Barrowman's height in person than Amell's in person.

The flash is a decent show I think, but then there is an over abundance of superhero shows on the TV. If you had watched Smallville from start to finish, it will all seem too familiar at times.
Shawn said on 28/Oct/16
Not to be picky, but he's Canadian, born in Ottawa, lives in Vancouver :)
Josh said on 28/Oct/16
You met him! Awesome! Looks solid 6'0 at least if you had the same footwear. Did he really look a solid inch shorter than Amell?
Josh said on 20/Oct/16
He may need an upgrade to 6'0.5. He wears some pretty thick boots on the Flash which make him look 6'2.
Editor Rob
he's an inch shorter than Amell
S.J.H said on 1/Oct/16
6'0.5 max is assurd. He at most 1.5" shorter than 6'2 tj miller and look about an inch taller than grant gustin
Ray said on 30/Sep/16
From what I've seen he often wears thick boots, giving him footwear advantage over everyone else. 6'0 minimum 6'0.5 max
S.J.H said on 16/Sep/16
Tom cavanagh might be 6'0.75 just see the difference between him and 6'2 tj miller or else miller is 6'1.25 and cavanagh remain 6'0 but grant gustin had to be 5'11 max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jul/16
Strong 6ft is possible and a weak 6ft for Gustin
Anon183cm said on 25/Jun/16
I actually thought Cavanagh looked more 6'.05" range with Gustin and the others. Or perhaps he is a strong 6'0 / 184 night and Gustin is a weak 511.5" more like 181 night time
Alex 164cm 5'4 feet said on 25/Jun/16
Grant seems to be taller than Cavanagh in Season 1 but Grant seems to be slouching more in Season 2
Josh said on 8/May/16
Sometimes he looks closer to 6'1, but this seems right. Thought he was 6'0.5
S.J.H said on 7/May/16
Tom is 6'0 and TJ Miller is no way over 6'1
Michael said on 13/Feb/16
The weird thing about tom is that in season 1 of the flash grant gustin looked taller but in season 2 grant looks shorter now....
Ferris said on 7/Dec/15
I didn't know he had a page here lol, Well he did look a bit taller than Grant so this seems legit. A fraction loss at his age isn't impossible.

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