How tall is Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks Height

5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 0in (182.9 cm)
American actor best known for roles in films like The Da Vinci Code, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Big, Catch Me if You Can, Toy Story (Woody), Sleepless in Seattle, Saving Mr. Banks, Philadelphia and the Green Mile. A 1986 article described him as "6 feet tall, weighs about 160."

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Average Guess (62 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 0.06in (183cm)
Current: 5ft 11.37in (181.3cm)
Slim 6' said on 20/Oct/17
I disagree Matthew, he looks really similar to denzel Washington heightwise. if anything 6'0.25" is likelier than 5'11.75".

He was 6'0 and one eighth at prime.
Matthew Robinson said on 20/Oct/17
A little shorter than Gina Davis. Never a full 6 footer but pretty close.
Slim 6' said on 5/Oct/17
6' tall. Between 182.5-183.1 during youth. Most of his height is in his long face which can make him look shorter if you look at just his body proportions which I can understand his erroneous 5'11.5" guesses. He edged vin Diesel who at best may be 181,9 so rob is ok.
Matthew Robinson said on 4/Oct/17
Yeah he was never quite a 6 footer. Comfortably in the 5'11" range though. 181 - 182 cm range, and that can look 6ft to a lot of people.
Slim said on 30/Sep/17
Rob, I recommend you meet tom Hanks.
Willes188 said on 29/Sep/17
He never stood a chance against someone like Cage who was 6ft range
Willes188 said on 29/Sep/17
Sorry Slim but Hanks never stood 6ft IMO

Good example of a 5'11.5-5'11.75
Slim said on 26/Sep/17
Willes188, do you still think Hanks was sub 6'?
Jjak said on 24/Sep/17
Peak was a tall 6 maybe half again.
Now looks a weak 6ft natural at his age.
not sure why but 160 seems an absurd claim he was never skinny.
Now he looks 180 min at 5 11.75.
One of the best actors all time.
postmanjones said on 1/Sep/17
183cm prime. Looked tall but not quite like big guys such as selleck, chase etc.
Timothy Jones said on 31/Aug/17
Tom is a tall guy for an actor. 183cm back in the day. Around 181cm, looks tall in movies like Big, Saving Private Ryan etc.
Don said on 27/Aug/17
Was watching Bosom Buddies earlier. Tom is definitely not under 6 foot. At least a solid 6ft0.25in. Probably a bit below that now
John said on 25/Aug/17
182.5cm peak
Slim183 said on 19/Aug/17
Willes. Okay, but he was in his mid 50's by that video, he may have a lost a quarter inch by then.
Willes188 said on 16/Aug/17

With 6'1 Craige Ferguson 0:00-0:40 Click Here
Rising - 174 cm said on 16/Aug/17
@Rob: I tried posting this video on the Joe Mantegna page, but it won't go through for some reason: Click Here Is the video blocked?

Anyway, it's relevant here as well since it helped convince me Hanks could have been a full 6 feet and that Mantegna is more 5'11" flat. But nowadays, Hanks looks more a flat 5'11" himself with Obama: Click Here Eastwood is also still taller when standing decently as well.
Slim183 said on 14/Aug/17
willes, are there any Film clips on youtube with good ground or events/appearances where hanks looked a weak 6'?

nick cage is known to be a boot wearer, half of his voters think he missed out on the mighty 6' mark and he wears boots to compensate, I find that not true as he matched Travolta on "face off"(sad, but good film), so I do think cage is 6'0-6'0.25, not sure about the footwear worn in that film though.
Willes188 said on 13/Aug/17
Cage would measure taller at any day of the week, he was a strong 6ft peak 6'0.25, while Hanks measured 5'11.75 tops
Slim 182 cm said on 10/Aug/17
I'd say there's a bigger chance of hanks being a flat 6 footer peak, than 184, than 181.5.
Jamie said on 9/Aug/17
Rob, who do you think would be taller in a stand off, peak Tom Hanks or peak Nicholas Cage?
Editor Rob: both I feel roughly similar really.
Slim 182 cm said on 9/Aug/17
Also, a quarter of an inch(6.35 mms) is more than just difficult to recognise.
Jamie said on 9/Aug/17
At least a strong 6' 0" peak.
Willes188 said on 8/Aug/17
Walken would measure 6ft easily in his youth while Hanks would struggle to do so
Willes said on 8/Aug/17
Rob, is this a new measurement system you're going to start with? I mean the decimals ?
Editor Rob: it's just displaying the metric equivalent to 1 decimal point, much like how the average vote has been like that...but data itself is stored in feet/inches.
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Aug/17
I've got a better question. Would Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken measure:
A: 1/8 of an inch apart
B: 1/4 of an inch apart
C: 1/2 of an inch apart
Editor Rob: peak I think maybe Walken had a better chance of edging Hanks.
Slim 182 cm said on 1/Aug/17
Willes, I have no doubt Leo measures 181.5. But comparing all the actors I listed + Christopher Walkens to Tom Hanks is how I was convinced he was 6ft. Watch "catch me if you can" if you haven't already, if you want of course!
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
5'11 and 3/4 is a reasonable argument.

182 or 183 he was

Still stick with my 183 guess,

My reason Willis:
Edged out 180 listed Aaron eckhart in "sully"
Edged out 181 listed Leo in "catch me if you can"
And he edged out 182 listed vin in "SPR"

Notes, yes I know rob may have been generous and vin Is 181, if that, but we still have to refer to a separate celeb as robs listing.

Option a: 183/6' prime 181/182 5'11.5 today
Option b: 182/5'11.75 prime 5'11.25/181 today
Willes188 said on 29/Jul/17
Leonardo DiCaprio 5'11.25-5'11.5

Tom Hanks (peak) 5'11.5-5'11.75
Slim 182 cm said on 26/Jul/17
Peak listing is fine, dunno how much height he's lost though.
Del Mar said on 25/Jul/17
11 year old pic of M Tussaud Amsterdam doll with 5'11.38" myself. Strangely look shorter than I think he is in real life Click Here
Slim 182 cm said on 24/Jul/17
Even if another celebs listing is far off robs estimate, you still have to refer to it as it. In "saving private Ryan", tom edged out vin, so tom peak wasn't 182, at worst he was 5'11 and seven eighths.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have thought the ground in SPR was that great.
Mike said on 22/Jul/17
That's probably because Vince is more 5ft 11...
Slim 182 cm said on 22/Jul/17
5'11.5 is too low for him, he edged out Vin Diesel.
Matthew Robinson said on 16/Jul/17
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Jul/17
@Willes188, 😂 Than explain why he towered over 5"11.5 range listed guys like vin diesel and Leonardo in saving private Ryan and catch me if you can.


No he didn't tower over Leo, who isn't 182 cm in the first place. He edged out Leo. And Leo is 5'11", give or take a quarter inch. Hanks was 5'11.5", give or take a quarter inch. He may have lost a fraction by '17 too.
Animus said on 9/Jul/17

From a mathematical point of view, given how density is defined, you're obviously right. Empirically, though, I'm not so sure. I would venture to guess that thickly built people maintaining a healthy weight throughout their lives have a greater likelihood of minimizing height loss.
Slim 181 cm said on 9/Jul/17
I should of mentioned I agree with both of robs estimates of hanks height.
Slim 182 cm said on 7/Jul/17
@Willes188, 😂 Than explain why he towered over 5"11.5 range listed guys like vin diesel and Leonardo in saving private Ryan and catch me if you can.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Jul/17
5ft11 is too low for him even today
Willes188 said on 3/Jul/17
5'11.75 is a closer estimate for his peak
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/17
I've just seen Tom mucking around and joking about himself on the Ellen de Generes show, also being charming to members of the audience who had been selected to meet him!
I did get the chance to measure him up against Ellen and there was a difference of 5 plus inches, I would say!
His posture is still fine, so I reckon he won't have lost too much from his original height. He can have 5ft11.5.
Carl said on 17/Jun/17
Animus I'm pretty sure you're wrong. Thin bones doesn't mean weak bone density. Anyway peak Hanks had the best build for a man. 183cm 170lbs lean.
Animus said on 11/Jun/17
My guess would be that he is slightly closer to 5'11" than 6' these days. I think if you have a thin bone structure, like Hanks, you have a greater chance of bone deterioration and therefore a greather chance of noticeable height loss. Thickly built men, if they are not excessively overweight, can probably hold on to their peak height longer than average.
Original said on 31/May/17
6' foot 15 years ago, 5'11.25 now.
Daniel said on 27/May/17
James B there's no chance Tom Hanks looked 5ft 11 in Saving private ryan. Solid 6ft
6'Ben said on 22/May/17
Dwayne Johnson looking a square 3 inches taller based on shoulders and the fact Tom has hair unlike Dwayne. Does this mean the Rock is only 6'2.5"?

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Clint continuing his incredible shrinking act here with Tom

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James B said on 18/May/17
Saw saving private Ryan earlier and I think he looked more like a 5'11 guy in that film
HonestSlovene said on 14/May/17
183 cm peak now still manages to pull off looking a decent 182 cm at least.
Daniel said on 12/May/17
Tom hanks was a perfect example of a legit 6 Ft in Saving Private Ryan.
Spencer said on 7/May/17
Weak 6 footer at peak .
sumdude said on 27/Apr/17
There was not 4.5cm difference between him and Obama. More like 2-2.5, maybe 3, tops. In recent pictures with his son Colin Hanks there seems to be around 2-2.5cm difference between the two. Colin Hanks is a solid 185cm. I'd say Tom is still pretty close to 183cm. No way he's below 182, can't be.
berta said on 27/Apr/17
i still dont understand how obama was able to look 4,5 cm taller than him. that would make tom only 181.
Gwynbleidd said on 24/Apr/17
Tom Hanks. A nice guy with a nice height for his castings. A pretty peak 6' 0.5" (184 cm), and now 5' 11.75" (182 cm). Legit 6 footer!
Richardspain said on 24/Apr/17
He is shorter than Jean Reno. You can see this in "the da vinci code".

Jean Reno 187cm said for himself.
Tom 182 cm now and 183cm young.Not more not less
Spielberg 172cm
Harrison 181cm today 183cm young
Scott said on 19/Apr/17
Classic 5ft 11.75. Obviously claiming 6ft is fair enough then
Canson said on 16/Apr/17
5'11-6' prime more legit than the average guy claiming 6' and nowhere near it
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/17
Peak: 183-184cm
Today: 181-182cm

Looked a solid 6ft in the 80's-90's...
James B said on 22/Mar/17
I can believe 5'11.75 peak
Sam said on 11/Mar/17
I don't really buy less than six foot peak for Hanks, I'd find it hard to believe he was any shorter than someone like Ryan Gosling now.
mister_lennon said on 7/Mar/17
181-182 peak
180-181 now
Acorn said on 5/Mar/17
5feet 10inches (+-0.25inch)
Mike said on 22/Feb/17
Look at legit 6ft guy at peak
berta said on 22/Feb/17
dont get how he could look that mutch shorter than obama :O to me it looked like this: obama 186 Tom Hanks: barely 182, it could even been 5 cm difference
James B said on 14/Feb/17
He looked tallish in turner and hooch but perhaps they just had a tall cast for that film.

Even Steven seagal at a legit 6'4 actually could not look that remarkably tall in some of his past movies because of some of the tall cast members.
James B said on 5/Feb/17
Rob in turner and hooch some of the actors tower him in that film.
Editor Rob: only seen that film a long time ago, but can't remember how tall he seemed.
todd said on 4/Feb/17
5'10" tops
Joe said on 1/Feb/17
He seems shorter to me
S.J.H said on 20/Jan/17

No he don't. Deads on a 4cm shorter than 185cm obama can look 5cm but more specific is 4cm 1.5". But he could be 181cm plus since obama is 185cm plus so 5'11.5 was still accurate
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 16/Jan/17
Still looks close to 6ft
Bard said on 10/Jan/17
Can see him being 6' out of bed nowadays. Looked it when he was younger for sure.
berta said on 10/Jan/17
a couple mm over 183 at peak like 183,4 and now 182,7
Dmeyer said on 2/Jan/17
I would have expected Hanks to look taller near Obama , so maybe 181cm today defenetly not the 183 hé use to look
MaskDeMasque said on 20/Dec/16
@Danimal. Nah, He looks about 2 inches shorter. So 5'11 ish
Judd said on 19/Dec/16
Today he might be 4cms/1,75" far from Barack Obama (solid 6'1").
This means he might be a very strong 5'11" (so 5'11.25") and this news makes believable a 5'11.75"/182cm peak for him...
Do you agree with me Rob?
MaskDeMasque said on 18/Dec/16
Doesnt look 6' on screen. Looks 5'11 ish.
Eric said on 16/Dec/16
I don't think he was ever a solid Six footer. I'd say he was 5'11.75 in his prime.
Danimal said on 24/Nov/16
No WAY is he 5'11.5" today. BRAND NEW PICS of him with Obama (taken yesterday). He looks MAX 5'10"-5'10.5" today (same height as Arnold). I watched the actual video btw:

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Vibram said on 21/Nov/16
Hanks was 5ft11.75 peak (1988 BIG) and still looks close to it. He pipped 86-year-old Clint Eastwood recently.
Vibram said on 21/Nov/16
Hanks was 5ft11.75 peak (1988 BIG) and still looks close to it. He pipped 86-year-old Clint Eastwood recently.
Rent said on 10/Nov/16
On the photos for Inferno's promo, he doesn't look that much shorter than 6'2.75 Omar Sy. Seriously, he could pass easily for 6'1, I was surprised. And BTW, on the same photos, Ron Howard looks 4-5' shorter than Hanks, very strange. Hanks could be a lift wearer on events, but I don't understand why a man would to wore lifts when he's a natural 6' footer. Big Ego? Or maybe I'm just a little blind!
Dmeyer said on 7/Nov/16
Today hé is most likely no taller than me
170cm Air force one guy said on 28/Oct/16
Could this guy be 5'11 now or is he a little bit bigger now?
Editor Rob: I still think Hanks clears 5ft 11, it's a question of how much exactly.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/16
Rob, would do you think measured taller at peak out of Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin?
Editor Rob: in the past I'd have said Hanks, who at times looked a solid 183cm.
James said on 8/Oct/16
Always looked closer to 5'11" to me
S.J.H said on 2/Oct/16
Hanks look more like 5'11 now and a peak 5'11.5
Dejavu said on 30/Sep/16
He had the edge with Brad Pitt today. Probably taller than 5'11
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 29/Sep/16
Truth said on 5/Sep/16
Clooney is not near 5'11". He's barely 5'10


Yeah I think 10 is closer to the truth than 11 for Clooney, for sure.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Sep/16
6ft peak is reasonable. Could look both slightly under and over that mark…today slighty under for sure though.
Dmeyer said on 18/Sep/16
Click Here , Click Here , first pic is me with 173cm friend its suppose to be 9cm or near it , second pic Hanks is suppose to have 11-12cm over Spielberg they both have great posture same floor And shoes , to me that not how à 183cm Guy looks near à 171,5cm Guy , in some pics i could pull off looking taller than him even if i am not , also look nearer 181 than 183 with cruise
Sam said on 16/Sep/16
5'11.75-6'0 peak, now a fraction less.
Dmeyer said on 15/Sep/16
Solid 5 ft 11,5 now but i wouldnt be shoked if he was just 5 ft 11,75 ,
Dmeyer said on 12/Sep/16
12 years back hé did look about 6 ft , And could have lost 3-4mm by 48 back then so 6 ft peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Sep/16
I'd take out The Da Vinci Code and replace it with Castaway...
Rob said on 9/Sep/16
I saw a photo op of Tim and Sully Dullenberger and Sully had a few inches on him. Sully must be well over 6 ft tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Sep/16
I think he was one of the more genuine 6fters in his prime, at times looking slightly over it. In the 80's-90's when he was slim and had very good posture, could look near 6ft1. 182cm range today is definitely closer though. At 60 he's lost a centimetre.
Truth said on 5/Sep/16
Clooney is not near 5'11". He's barely 5'10
Dmeyer said on 4/Sep/16
With 185-6cm Aykroyd he looks no more than 182cm
Dmeyer said on 4/Sep/16
At peak Hanks/Spielberg look near 4in apart so 5 ft 11,5 and 5 ft 7,5 , but now Hanks looks 5in easy taller so Spielberg must have shrunk to near 5 ft 6,75
jervis said on 4/Sep/16
In those pics with Clooney there is no way there only 2 or 3 cm between them ,if Clooney was standing well.Hanks looks 2inches taller min.Hanks 6ft Clooney 5ft10 max.
Dmeyer said on 3/Sep/16
Closer to 5 ft 11 than 6 ft in that pic as he looks max 9cm on 172cm cruise so 181cm
Dmeyer said on 3/Sep/16
Could look just 5 ft 11,5 peak at times
Dmeyer said on 2/Sep/16
Click Here , cruise looks his range of near 5'8 so no lifts hanks dosnt look 4-4,5in taller
Editor Rob: he is close to 6ft there
Dmeyer said on 2/Sep/16
If Clooney was standing well they will be max 2-3cm apart , peak Clooney 5 ft 10,75 Hanks 5 ft 11,75
Dmeyer said on 1/Sep/16
If Burns is 184cm Jude Law 178cm Spielberg 171,5cm And will Smith 186cm then 182cm peak is likely for Hanks , its funny how Brad Pitt wasnt able to beat , Hanks did manage to look à haïr taller Pitt even in near 60s
Dmeyer said on 1/Sep/16
Rob somthing bothers me , Hanks in All pics looks 3-4in over 5 ft 7,5 Spielberg hé never looks 11,5 cm over 171,5cm Spielberg but 8-9cm ad. At Times 10cm so 5 ft 11-11,5 peak , in person wasnt shorter than me , but i aint sure 183cm nightime anymore , but can look 2cm on leo
Dmeyer said on 1/Sep/16
Rob somthing bothers me , Hanks in All pics looks 3-4in over 5 ft 7,5 Spielberg h§ never looks 11,5 cm over 171,5cm Spielberg but 8-9cm ans at
Editor Rob: I think Tom does have a near 5 inch eyelevel if he is looking straight ahead, but I do see sometimes how he can look 5ft 11.75 at most with Steven, sometimes 11.5 even.
Dmeyer said on 1/Sep/16
Click Here , in most pics Hanks dosnt look more than 9cm on 171,5cm Spielberg , 182cm peak is possible
Celebheights 6'1.5 said on 17/Aug/16
Rob, how long would you guess his face and his eye level are? He seems to have a big head, so I'd guess 10" inches with a 5 1/2" inch eye level.
Editor Rob: 5.5 is in the territory of the 7ft+ giants. Hanks does look to have a pretty equal eye-skull and eye-chin, so it might be close to 5 inches.
jervis said on 12/Aug/16
If he is shorter than 5ft11 today,that makes Clooney 5ft8.
jervis said on 12/Aug/16
2 inches taller than Jude Law, 2.5 to 3 taller than Clooney.Looks a strong 6ft still to me,peak 6ft.05,if not then Clooney needs a downgrade to 5ft9 flat.
Dmeyer said on 11/Aug/16
it wouldnt shock me if he was 5 ft 11.75/182.3cm peak at night
Danimal said on 10/Aug/16
5'11" peak (saw this listing for him around the time he made A League of their own). He's shorter today.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
A decent 6ft peak is fair.
berta said on 8/Aug/16
i thinkhe was 6 foot peak and could have been a tad taller and now he is 6 foot. In photos with Eastwood he looks taller than easst
Lucas said on 7/Aug/16
1 cm taller than Denzel.
Dmeyer said on 4/Aug/16
Rob 182-182,5cm night peak is possible
Dmeyer said on 11/Jul/16
Hanks has been listed hère in 2004 5 ft 11,75 And also 6 ft 0,25
Dmeyer said on 11/Jul/16
Looking at pics of him with Spielberg , ir 184cm ed Burns 178,5 sizemore , 5 ft 11,75 peak is à strong possibity , also can look 1cm under 183,5cm Denzel , who himself looked under 6 ft with Keanu , even at 11,75 could easily pass 183-4cm since hé has good posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Jun/16
In Splash and Big he looks strikingly tall in some scenes, like near 6ft2! Reminded me a lot of Colin Hanks
berta said on 23/Jun/16
Think he is still 183 doenst look to have lost anyting. Was 183,5 and still are i stink maybe 183 now
James B said on 14/Jun/16
Rob I do remember though back in 2007 my dad was saying to me (according to the newspapers) that hanks was barely 6ft.
James B said on 10/Jun/16
Rob I reas fan described him "unreal how tall he was in reality"
Editor Rob: maybe the fan was expecting a guy 5ft 7? I've never thought of Hanks as below average, he always looked above average through his career.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/May/16
Looks near 6ft1 in Sleepless In Seattle.
an anonymous peach said on 19/May/16
182cm range now. In his younger days, he always looked a solid 6 foot. He even looked as high as 184cm next to DiCaprio in Catch Me if You Can
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/16
There's a funny scene in Sleepless In Seattle where Hank's character is complaining about how he looks before going on a date and he says "The heels on these shoes look grotesque like I'm trying to be tall, why am I trying to be tall when I'm already tall?"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/May/16
Hanks looks near 6ft1 w/h Clooney!
meezemaker said on 30/Apr/16
While seeing thèse photo, 18 2cm for Hank...and 5 cm less for clooney at least

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Apr/16
He looked tallish in his older films. I wouldn't go lower than 6ft for his peak.
Shabba said on 21/Apr/16
Odd listing...either he is taller or George clooney is a lot shorter based on recent pics. He looks a solid inch and a half taller than George.
charlie said on 5/Apr/16
Tom hanks always looked very tall even in the movie the burbs but I would have to say he is 5 foot 9 in the Burbs. He didn't strike me as a 5 foot 11 man. I am going to say 5 foot 9 perhaps 5 foot 8'5
Around 5'9 said on 3/Apr/16
Legit 6'0 at peak height. Although today I'd say around 6'0
180,20 said on 24/Mar/16
He is no less than 182cm, 180 ridiculious, he is almost 60 and hasn't lost any height.
180,20 said on 24/Mar/16
He is no less than 182cm, 180 ridiculious, he is almost 60 and hasn't lost any height.
Judd said on 1/Mar/16
Rob there's a chance he has lost just 0,25" from his peak? And under this hp, you would prefer?

A) 6' peak - 5'11.75" today
B) 5'11.75" peak - 5'11.5" today
Editor Rob: there's a lot of guys in 50's or just turning 60 who may have only dipped a 1/4 inch or near half inch. I think for Hanks, he is a case. I still think 6ft then and 11.5 now might be ok, although I can see an argument at times for an 'almost 6ft'.
Sam said on 29/Feb/16
Hanks still looks pretty tall in a lot of Bridge of Spies but not a particularly tall cast in that. An older and slouchy Alan Alda looked no taller but Sebastian Koch wasn't much different height than Hanks and is under six feet I believe.
Judd said on 28/Feb/16
Peák 5'11.75"-6'
Today 5'11.5"-5'11.75"

He has recorded 0,25" loss at 60
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/16
Click Here , not à very good peak for Hanks smaller than 5'11,5 Paxton And barely taller than 5ft 8 sinise 5'11,75 peak is à possible
Dmeyer said on 21/Feb/16
182,5-183cm peak 181,5cm can look 180-1cm bad posture
Dmeyer said on 20/Feb/16
I use to think i was 5'11 in 06-07 180,34cm basicaly à solid 1cm under wath i am about 181,5cm , Hanks didnt seem 181 or 184 but 182-3cm
Colberto said on 10/Feb/16
he looked 6'0" range in forest gump. I would guess back then he was around 5'11.5-6'0". Nowadays I could buy the 5'11" range
Dame said on 2/Feb/16
184cm when he was younger
181 cm now.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 1/Feb/16
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/15
Click Here , same footwear and floor not same posture with me 5'11.5


He doesn't seem like he'd be any taller than you if he stood up straight. Unless his knees are bent a bit, I would think you were slightly taller than him.
dmeyer said on 27/Jan/16
11 years back je was probably 1cm taller than me at 182.5cm today i light look 1cm as he stands like 5'11 at times but would stretch to 5'11.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/16
Measures this at worst today. Can still pull off 6ft
dmeyer said on 21/Dec/15
12 yrs back possibly 0.5in taller than me when i met but barry shabaka heinley who is 6"1 no more than 185-6cm looked easy 3cm over him
Editor Rob: hanks is at an age that some loss I think has occurred. Whether it is a 1/4 or 1/2 is debatable.
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/15
Lost a good 1cm in last 10 yrs use to look 1-2cm over leo , today look barely as tall also look barely 1,5cm over 179-80 m mcconaughey
dmeyer said on 16/Dec/15
10 yrs back could look 6'0-0.25 today looks 5'11,5
Len said on 5/Oct/15
Has always looked 6'0", this seems spot-on.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Sep/15
Rob, who do you think at peak was taller Tom Hanks or Denzel Washington?
[Editor Rob: I do think Denzel might by a whisker beat Tom (20 years ago) if measured.]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 23/Sep/15
183-184cm peak
182cm now
Mike said on 20/Sep/15
Can look anywhere between 5ft 11.5 and 6ft 0.5 in his prime, and can look between 5ft 11 and 6ft nowadays, so 5ft 11.5 now and 6ft peak.
dmeyer said on 20/Sep/15
Click Here , same footwear and floor not same posture with me 5'11.5
dmeyer said on 1/Sep/15
Today 5'11.5 is a good call
Matthew190 said on 8/Aug/15
James B says on 3/Aug/15
Rob I have hard time ever picturing tom hanks as being a genuine 6ft guy even back in the 80s. When he was rake thin back then he looked somewhere in the 5'11 range. A skinny 6ft guy should give the illusion of 6'1 or 6'2 om screen.

In the film hoochie as well a lot of guys in that film were taller than him


I don't think he was a legit 6 footer ever either. Certainly I can believe that he cleared 5'11", but like you say he never really looked as tall as 6'0".
James B said on 6/Aug/15
rob I'd say in turner and hooch he looked a weak 6ft for sure

Agreed 5'11 flat is too low for his peak but 182cm isn't impossible
Arch Stanton said on 6/Aug/15
Hanks always gave a 6 ft 1 impression on screen to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Aug/15
A fraction under 6ft today is arguable.
5ft11, not a chance then or now
James B said on 3/Aug/15
Rob I have hard time ever picturing tom hanks as being a genuine 6ft guy even back in the 80s. When he was rake thin back then he looked somewhere in the 5'11 range. A skinny 6ft guy should give the illusion of 6'1 or 6'2 om screen.

In the film hoochie as well a lot of guys in that film were taller than him
[Editor Rob: James, I wouldn't want to argue 5ft 11 for Hanks...I think that seems to me hard to could argue a fraction under 6ft sure. ]
Mees said on 29/Jul/15
5'11.5-5'11.75 in my opinion, never looked 6'0 in Forrest Gump
Spencer said on 28/Jul/15
Weak 6 feet.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 7/Jul/15
Washington was near 6ft1 in the 80's-90's
Mike said on 22/Jun/15
5ft 11.5 today, 6ft peak.
dmeyer said on 18/Jun/15
denzel is not 6'1 sorry..
Matthew said on 26/May/15
Delahunte says on 25/May/15
Watching Saving Private Ryan at the moment - Hanks looks around 3 inches shorter than 6-6'1 Dennis Farina. Always pegged him as a 5'10 guy who can pull off a six footer. The picture with Goldblum and Denzel from back in the day is also very telling in my opinion.


Yeah Goldblum absolutely towered Hanks. I still personally think he was at least 5'11" peak rather than 5'10", but I don't think he was ever a 6 footer.
Delahunte said on 25/May/15
Watching Saving Private Ryan at the moment - Hanks looks around 3 inches shorter than 6-6'1 Dennis Farina. Always pegged him as a 5'10 guy who can pull off a six footer. The picture with Goldblum and Denzel from back in the day is also very telling in my opinion.
Judd said on 24/May/15
Actually i think he has ever had a figure which never seemed a "tall figure".
Instead, I think he showed to have been 6' in past because he ever looked that next to others tall actors since 80's.
I agree with Dmeyer that 182.5-183 cms was his common low height at peak so 6' is the fairest estimate (like for Jensen Ackles, for example).
I do not a agree with him about his current height. I think when he stays straight he seems taller than a flat 5'11.5" I said before the lowest listing that he can have today is 5'11.75".
Matthew said on 22/May/15
Danimal says on 29/Aug/14
He's shorter than 6'0" Geena Davis in every pic I provided. He's never been over 5'11" imo. You are welcome to your own.


I do think you're right that Geena Davis at 183 cm edges him out, but I won't say by a full inch. I think a peak height of 182 cm would be a fair listing for Hanks. He looks 181 cm most of the time to me but I could agree with 182 cm, especially given that Dmeyer who is pretty close to Tom's height seemed to think he was somewhere in the 182-183 cm zone in person. Legit 183 is pushing it for me though, considering the Geena Davis comparison among others. And I'd say maybe 181 cm would be a fair listing for his current height, I do not believe he's lost more than 1 cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 13/May/15
He could be in that weaker 6ft territory now but peak he was a strong 6ft guy who could look near 6ft1 at times.
Judd said on 11/May/15
As i said before, IMO he was very very close to 6' during 80's...
he maybe was 182,5-183 cms averagely in the evening...I think he was weak/flat 6', not strong one (183-183,5 cms) like Hayden Christensen, Chris Walken, David Duchovny or others...
Today he maybe has lost something, but i think less than 1 cms, so he can be in the 5'11.75-6' range...

i think rob can quietly wait for the downgrade, because he still looks very close to his peak height, considering he's almost 60. I think he has lost max 5-6 mms...he's still a bit taller than a flat 5'11.5"...
superman said on 2/May/15
let's face it if it seems a man of 6 feet minimum for example in the film Philadelphia alongside Denzel Washington who is 6'1 "
superman said on 2/May/15
let's face it if it seems a man of 6 feet minimum for example in the film Philadelphia alongside Denzel Washington who is 6'1 "
Judd said on 13/Apr/15
I think 6' peak and 5'11.75" today, dmeyer!
He's not enough old to have lost just 0,5"...
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Mar/15
If Colin is 185-186cm, Tom has gotta be a little shy of the mark.
But still close enough to 6ft to get away with claiming it.

Rob, has Hanks ever claimed a height?
[Editor Rob: not sure, but he was typically called 6ft, one article suggests it might be his publicised height. Today he could be now in the fraction shy, typically by his age a small fraction is likely. ]
Dmeyer said on 9/Mar/15
Rob its Time for peak heigh 6ft can look as low as. 5'11-11.5 today so 5'11.5 listing
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Mar/15
"Peak height was 6ft 0¼in (184cm)"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Mar/15
Rob, is 5ft11 possible for Hanks now?
[Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5 yes, 5ft 11 flat I'm not sure if he looks that low.]
b-mint1994 said on 26/Feb/15
I always thought he was 6'4" or something like that. Goes to show what the cameras can do to you
Dmeyer said on 22/Feb/15
6 ft peak solid 0.5in loss today 5'11.5 wish is ok by 60
CDS said on 18/Feb/15
Not sure if he's lost any height, but I would say even in his prime he was never a solid 6'; maybe 5'11 1/2" max. In "Dragnet", as Hypado mentions below, 6' Dan Aykroyd was about an inch taller (or at least a half inch). In "Apollo 13", he and 5'11" Bill Paxton were almost identical in height. On SNL recently 5'11" Alec Baldwin looked about the same height, or maybe even a hair taller (although some have speculated about him possibly wearing lifts-??). I'm going to go with peak height (end of day barefoot) 5'11"-5'11 1/2".
Mathew said on 4/Feb/15
I really think he was more of a strong 5'11" even in his prime, than a legit 6 footer. He's always had near 4" on Spielberg, but not really any more than that. His son who is 6'1" seems to have him by more than just a flat 1". I will say though, he's got pretty good posture and I think he's only dropped fractional height at 58.
Hypado said on 2/Feb/15
I watch ''Dragnet'' today

Dan Aykroyd - 185 cm
Tom Hanks - 183 cm
Steve said on 1/Feb/15
I agree. Hanks always looked six feet.
Judd said on 30/Jan/15
IMO 6' peak and 5'11.5"-5'11.75" today
Dmeyer said on 14/Jan/15
Click Here , thats not a 179.5-80 men with 183cm men , évén 11.75 is questionable 11.5 is closer today
Dmeyer said on 14/Jan/15
Click Here , similar posture and footwear good angle he has a hard time to look over 5'11.25 as matt isnt over solid 5'10.75
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jan/15
Rob, could 182cm in 2015 could be on the cards?
[Editor Rob: he's at times in the weak 6ft territory yes.]
miko said on 3/Jan/15
I think he's shipped a CM, 181/182 for Hanks in 2015. Just a fractional loss for a man fast approaching 60.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 1/Jan/15
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Rob what do you think about this shot? how much adds the angle? footwear on/off?
[Editor Rob: the middle of the camera is probably right around his chin area, so somewhere in 5ft 3 range chin + head and you have 6ft and a bit on average. Then minus shoes and add back what he'd be in a measured pose...I think close to 6ft is quite possible, but unfortunately it's always harder to tell how much he might lose.]
Judd said on 27/Dec/14
Rob, according with Dmeyer there're no doubt about the fact he could be 6'0" in his first movies...
Only, today he really does look a bit shorter. You think his current height deserve a small downgrade? Like 5'11.5"?
[Editor Rob: maybe he is drifting a bit shy of 6ft, although I think at times he can still with good posture pull off almost that mark. He's got to an age that his posture might not be as good.]
The Exorcist said on 27/Dec/14
@ Fog: I think Tom is taller than Darren Bent.

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Tom has camera advantage in these photos because he's nearer, but I still think he's taller than him, (even) if it's only by a little.

5'11.5 for Tom
Dmeyer said on 25/Dec/14
Peak a 182.5-3cm who looked 184cm because of posture
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/14
183-184cm peak is possible for Hanks. Looked that range in Forest Gump, Sleepless In Seattle and You'e Got Mail.

Lol, looks 6ft3 in Bosom Buddies in high heels!
cole said on 16/Dec/14
He has clearly dropped a little, which is perfectly natural at the age of 58. Should make the current listing "peak" and 5ft 11.5in as his height.
And for the love of all that is holy, give the man a picture!
Mike said on 6/Dec/14
Rob, can you add more films like Catch Me if You Can, The Terminal and Saving Mr. Banks? Always looked a legit 6ft in all his films.
Luc said on 13/Nov/14
Always minimun 1.83, best days 1.85.
Dmeyer said on 9/Nov/14
On average people drop Max 0.5cm or 0.2in at 48 , some drop nothing others 1cm
Lenad 5 ft 9.75in said on 8/Nov/14
Strong 6'0 guy when younger. Looks tall, above average but not stand out like the same way a 6'1-6'2 range guy would
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/14
He looked 6ft1-6ft2 in Road To Perdition w/h lifts.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Oct/14
In fairness he often looked near 6'1" on screen to me.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/Oct/14
He got described as 6ft2 once I think!
Fog said on 16/Oct/14
Looks in the 5'11 range now. Was looking at a photo of when he met the Aston Villa team in the USA and looks the same height as Darren Bent who is listed at 5'11. However I'd agree 6'0 at peak.
PathfinderCC said on 10/Oct/14
only 1,84m 6´0.5" high in mugshot when young peak
- shoes 1,81m young
Realist said on 9/Oct/14
Great actor, superb height, not great looking though. But he remains one of my favourites.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Oct/14
He could fall into the 5ft11½-5ft11¾ zone today at 58

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jamie179cm said on 20/Sep/14
i think hanks come be the same height as me
Dmeyer said on 20/Sep/14
He Èven looked a full 6'0 10 years back when i met him
judd said on 20/Sep/14
red, i belive dmeyer's words: almost 6'00" 10-20 years ago and 5'11.5" today is perfecly believable...he was very close to strong sixfooter actors, like Tommy Lee Jones or Harrison Ford...
Until 2006 he was very close to 6'0 (look at him next to Jean Reno, who's not shorter than 6'1 and Paul Bettany), but in the recent years he had a little loss, i think about 1cm...
Dmeyer said on 31/Aug/14
I met him several Times 10 yrs back any thing under 5'11.5 is impossible and 5'11.75-6ft is likelier 10 yrs back
Danimal said on 29/Aug/14
Sam says on 20/Aug/14
MAX 5'11"? Uh, sorry Danimal, don't know what you're seeing...Even in some of yur pictures, Hanks can look 2 inches over Hannah and very similar height to Geena Davis.

He's shorter than 6'0" Geena Davis in every pic I provided. He's never been over 5'11" imo. You are welcome to your own.
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 29/Aug/14
He was listed at 6 ft 0 and 170 lbs at age 26 in 1982 in magazines: Click Here

He looked a legit 6 ft 0, maybe he's 5-11.5 now.
cole said on 20/Aug/14
@Editor Rob: Is it time to give Tom a peak and a current height?
He often looks under 6ft now a days.
Sam said on 20/Aug/14
MAX 5'11"? Uh, sorry Danimal, don't know what you're seeing...Even in some of yur pictures, Hanks can look 2 inches over Hannah and very similar height to Geena Davis.
bodwaya said on 17/Aug/14
he was 1 inch shorter then dan akroyd so i guess he was 6 foot in hus younger days obvously shrunk time for a down grade oh well still good actor
Danimal said on 14/Aug/14
Here he is in 1984 (27 years old) looking barely 5'11" with 5'10" Daryl Hannah (who was also in flats):

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Danimal said on 14/Aug/14
MAX 5'11" guy in 1992 (35 years old), with 6'0" Geena Davis (who wore flats in all scenes):

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Dmeyer said on 12/Aug/14
In most. Pics with spacey hamm he looks 3in over spacey and similar to ham
bodwaya said on 12/Aug/14
he is voted most down to earth man he seems nice he towerd 5 foot 9 seymore hoffman. but the pic next to jon hamm says he shrunk 5 foot 11
James B said on 10/Aug/14
"Tom Hanks - as mentioned above very nice. Kept to himself and had a security detail to keep people away - but was great to people who "made it through." Bold personality, filled a room. Unreal how tall he was in real life."
bodwaya said on 29/Jul/14
hes 3 inches on 5 foot 9 kinear in youve got mail 6 foot for sure
Josh said on 26/Jul/14
In the mugshot Hanks can looks around 182 or 183 it all depends from what kind of shoes he wore!
I'm 182 and if i wear not thick shoes (like converse) i look very close to 6' but if i wear common dress shoes (which give 1-1,25") i looks closer to 6'1.
The top of my ear is around 5'8 when i wear converse and around 5'8.5-75 when i'm in dress shoes.
It's also important to Know that mugshot can give a inflated vision of a person's height.
It all depends from the height of the camera, how rob explains in one of his articles, and from the distance between the man and the's not very easy judge a person's height from a mugshot...however, not always!
max said on 26/Jul/14
in that mugshot pic from when he was younger, he looks about 184-185cm but we can assume that's in shoes which would put him in the 182-183cm range during his younger days don't you think, rob?
Dmeyer said on 29/Jun/14
Yeah he shed 0.5in 1.3cm peak 183 today 181.5
cole said on 28/Jun/14
A young Tom Hanks (movie mugshot).
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bodwaya said on 26/Jun/14
he edged out tom sizemore in privaate ryan by 2 inches
Dmeyer said on 22/Jun/14
Rob wath do you think of the clip hanks posture isnt gréât the 3 of Them look about 5'11.5 thaugh i thaught hanks Will beat alec , i think hanks is the kind of Guy who looked légit 6'0. 8 yrs ago now looks barely 5'11-11.5 Like travolta
[Editor Rob: Hanks looks possibly like 5ft 11.5 today, a half inch by late 50's isn't a shock or anything, like travolta who can look just 5ft 11-11.5 at most.]
The Exorcist said on 22/Jun/14
He's shorter than (5'11.5" listed) Alec Baldwin and (5'11.5" listed) Justin Timberlake in this SNL clip. Start the video at 5:16
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Dmeyer said on 19/Jun/14
Peak 182.5-3cm now 181.5-2cm 1cm loss at 60 is good
DMEYER said on 18/Jun/14
at peak he can look anywere 5 ft 11.75-6 ft 0.25 in in person i thaught he was a hair taller than me so must have been 6 ft
valiant said on 17/Jun/14
I think in his first movies (Bachelor Party, Big, the Burbs) he was between 182 and 183, like 182,5cm.
Today he looks a good cm under that, he could be between 180,5 and 181,5...

"Peak Height was 6ft 0in (183 cm)"
"Today is 5ft 11.5in (182 cm)"
mike said on 16/Jun/14
5ft 11.25 today 5ft 11.75 peak.
cole said on 13/Jun/14
@Dmeyer: I don't know what you have seen to think this, but there's no way Tom is 0.5-1in SHORTER than Leo now. He looked about an inch taller than Leo in Catch Me If You Can, and at events as well he pulled off looking an inch or so taller. He'd have to have lost near 2 inches of height from his peak, which he obviously hasn't. 181 cm is possible today though, like you say, but he can still look 182 cm range.
bodwaya said on 3/Jun/14
he was eye level with 6 foot bruce dern in burbs
Dmeyer said on 3/Jun/14
5-10 years back he looked solid 183cm today had a hard time looking more than 181cm
[Editor Rob: maybe last 5 years he has now lost a fraction, he's at an age it is possible]
Dmeyer said on 3/Jun/14
Rob how Côme he use to look 1 in on Guys Like DiCaprio today 0.5-1in shorter than leo , posture maybe , defenetly 6' peak and no léss than 5'11.5 now
tjonh said on 2/Jun/14
clearly sees a 182 or 183 at most
jameorr4 said on 20/May/14
seriously guys a legit 6ft guy imo is bradley cooper and hayden christensen not tom hanks
berta said on 20/May/14
not shorter than 183 could be almost 184 about same height as peak harrison ford just slighly shorter
DMEYER said on 13/May/14
in person he looked about 183cm not as tall as 184cm but no shorter than 182cm so 182-3cm at 48 yrs when i met him today he is 58 so 1cm loss is very likely making him 5 ft 11.5 today i think he dosnt look smaller than this
jamieorr4 said on 9/May/14
179cm imo he seem to the same built as me maybe 5ft11 max he just doesn't look like a legit 6ft guy to me
Sam said on 28/Apr/14
I thought he could still seem near six foot in Captain Phillips, in which he was really quite good. Not just hype, I think Hanks is the rare giant movie star to stay grounded, maybe because he knew years of failure to get his career on track, although a lot of his recent films haven't been as good either.
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 26/Apr/14
He looked 5ft 11 in Captian Phillips, 182-3cm at peak for Tom seems likely, i dont think hes still 6ft now, 180.5-181cm i think is his range nowadays.
James B said on 30/Mar/14
In sleepless in Seattle looked 6'1
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
Ah he had on big boots that's why. Hanks actually looks 6'1"-6'2" in them.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Feb/14
Rob can you add Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Cast Away and the Green Mile? Looks easily 6 ft 1 actually in Charlie Wilson's War, towers over Amy Adams.
dmeyer said on 9/Feb/14
rob in 2014 dicaprio who aint over 181.5cm and aint Under 181cm is taller than hanks in all the pics they have together in late 13 and ealy 14 also pitt seems to beat hanks in several shoes while both pitt and leo have normal shoes 5 ft 11 flat is wath he can look at times , i think hanks lost height from 10 years agoo when he looked 2cm over leo now looks 1cm shorter i think the chances are high that hanks is 5 ft 11.25-11.5 today looking 5 ft 11 flat at times he is bo 6 footer anymore
Arch Stanton said on 30/Jan/14
LOL if they ever do a film based on Harold Shipman Hanks could play him convincingly I think, his look and pained expressions in Captain Phillips really reminded me a lot of him.
Mathew said on 29/Jan/14
Seahawksfan says on 4/Jan/14

@Mathew I think that there's something off with that photo as Hanks is actually taller than DiCaprio by an inches, and Sacha Baron Cohen is more like 6'3.25 as he's like .5 taller than Will Ferrell and 2 inches taller than Jim Carrey whose about 6'1.25 (not 6'1.5"). I've also seen him by Sacha Baron Cohen with him looking only 2.5-3 inches shorter than Sacha Baron Cohen.


I agree Hanks is taller than Leo in actuality. SBC is a legit 6'3", maybe 6'3.25" but no more. And I think Hanks is at least 3.5" shorter than SBC.
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/14
paxton is defenetly is/was 5 ft 11.5 he looks taller than denzel for some reason , i met hanks he didnt look a 6 ft 0.5 in guy , 6 ft is good and 5 ft 11.5-11.75 now he alwais stands well so pulls off easy near 6 ft 1
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/14
Rob can you add Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Cast Away and the Green Mile? Obviously he's been in a lot of great films but I think the above ones definitely need mention, especially Philadelphia (Academy Award for Best Actor) and Cast Away.
Arch Stanton said on 16/Jan/14
He looks around 6ft to me in Captain Phillips. Great film BTW. There's a Somali actor in it who's suppoedly 6'3".
Tori said on 10/Jan/14
He does not look 6ft . Barry pepper looks taller than him

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