How tall is Tom Jones

Tom Jones Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 ½ (179.1 cm)
Welsh singer best known for songs such as "It's Not Unusual", "Delilah" and "Sex Bomb". A big booming voice and trim figure can sometimes give an impression of great stature, and on stage Tom can look a tall man, but admitted on the Jay Leno show "You know, I'm 5'10 1/2" without shoes and then. You know maybe 6' with shoes."

How tall is Tom Jones
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Average Guess (21 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.24in (178.4cm)
Current: 5ft 9.37in (176.2cm)
5'11james said on 14/Sep/23
He looks very similar in height to Paul McCartney...

5'10.5 peak
5'9 now
James (179cm) Jones said on 12/Apr/23
5'10 ΒΌ or Β½ peak
5'9 now
Danimal said on 16/Dec/22
Tom's 82 years old. The average 80 year old male will have lose 2" of height since their 20's. If he was 5'10.5" in his prime, he's not over 5'8.5" today and might be even less.
Editor Rob
Not looked at Tom much recently, but having a quick look this moment I can see he is max 5ft 9 now and 5ft 8.5 is very possible too.
Black Noir said on 2/Sep/22
Hey rob, do u really think he was 179 cm or 180 cm?
Editor Rob
I think his claim was reasonable at his peak.
Stuart Schelly said on 3/Jul/22
Tom was about 5"9 at his peak. My dad knew him before Fame. He always wore cuban heels. He was always thick set which made him look bigger.
Btw Tom has no black blood in him. Totally Welsh. There was talk if gypsy blood in him (Black Forrest isn't too far away). There's a lot if Italian and Spanish blood in certain parts of south Wales as there is in Ireland.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Dec/21
Seeing him standing up at an Oxford talk he looks particularly short, like 5'5, though the young chap next to him at the beginning looks very lanky. I think 5'6 flat is probably about right, at times he can look taller though, maybe that's intentional..
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/21
Click Here With Thom Yorke here that's a good one, Thom has footwear advantage? I think 5'6 or a whisker under?
Editor Rob
There he is struggling to look above 5ft 6...a tricky guy
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/21
Jools with Bernie Ecclescake who isn't standing his best Click Here The more I see I think minimum 5'6 actually. I'm not sure about his footwear at times though.
Arch Stanton said on 19/Dec/21
No Jools Holland Rob? I've been watching him recently, great pianist. I'd say around 5'6. On the album cover with Tom he looks about that. I can see a strong 5'5 too but look at him with Jose Feliciano who claims 5'5 LOL Click Here Feliciano is nearer 5'3 I think (and he wears cowboy boots/possible lifts!!
Editor Rob
Always had a short impression from Jools, but at times 5ft 7 range seems possible
Roco7 said on 25/May/21
Hey rob, do you think he's looking closer to 5'9.5" nowadays?
Editor Rob
yeah he could be that mark now...certainly not a guy who's lost 2 inches or anything, but an inch or so.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 7/Jun/20
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Many Happy Returns to Tom Jones on his BIG 8️⃣-0️⃣! Have a great day, Tom!

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Tom gets 5ft10.5 for his peak and half-an-inch less today, which is mighty good going....πŸ˜πŸ‘

Arch Stanton said on 3/Jun/20
It's very hard to believe he doesn't have any African ancestry, he honestly can look half black at times like above. Looking at him you'd at least think he had a black grandfather or grandmother. When he was younger maybe not so much though. I always thought he looked a burly guy though, never thought of him as trim but he was in good shape in his prime. I wouldn't call his music superior LOL but he had a great voice and some good songs.
Bradley said on 12/Jan/20
The other measure is talked about in a lot of bios for decades.
Sotiris Gravas said on 27/Apr/19
Max 5'10" peak-height Tom Jones and Arnie... then (1977) Click Here
vs. now Click Here

Jones and max 5'11" Elvis (cowboy boots)... Click Here , Click Here
Mhouillon said on 16/Jul/18
I wouldn't go for 179 (5'10.5) Peak height either.

When I met him in 2003 and 2004 he was around 177-178, so 5,9.5-5'10.

Nowadays aged 78 I guess an honest 175-176 is realistic. His wide or big frame is and has been always that of a 6 footer, but he never was, nor 5'11.

5'8" is just nonsense.
Greg99 said on 25/May/18
Gee - I think his peak height has gone UP since I last commented. There is no way Jones was 5'10.5" peak - remove an inch or 1.5" from that and that's probably more realistic. He grew up at a time in the UK when 5'9" or 5'9.5" was on the higher end of average UK male height, so that wasn't bad for a singer. With shoe heels (and likely lifts, as Frank2 suggested) he would have clocked in slightly over 6' hence he's comparable height to "the king" in some shots.
Ian C. said on 14/Apr/18
Jones dramatically boosted his appeal by losing weight when he was about thirty. Before the weight loss he was a burly, blue collar yob, and after the weight loss, with a consequent slimming of his waist, he looked a lot handsomer, and less out place in a suit. Although he sure went in for those high-heeled shoes. He wore his high heels and bell bottom pants over them, lending the impression that he had unusually long shins.

I own Tom Jones records, which are musically superior but, let's face it, Mr. Jones here is certainly the most vulgar performing artist who ever lived. That's probably his real personality, and he's trying to suppress it.
mike655 said on 28/Dec/17
iv wondered why all these claims about him being tall came from-it was real simple he states height in his prime which was just over 5ft10 and then he wore heels making him around 6ft -clearly he isnt this height now at his age-so the 5ft9 guesses are about right -there no way hes the same height now that he was in the 60s or 70s.
Anthony said on 11/Dec/17
I would say these days at 77 yrs old 5-8.5 to 5-9 tops.
Rory said on 22/Nov/17
He's done really well with his height. Aged 77 he still looks around 5' most 0.75 inch lost.
Heightster said on 8/Sep/17
6 foot in shoes and 5' 10 1/2" bare foot, agreed, as Tom claims. We met at a local hamburger joint on little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills. A Johnny Rockets franchise then. Mega-talented yet humble and decent. A real man.
Franco said on 12/Aug/17
I saw Tom Jones in the seventees in the Lima, PerΓΊ Airport, he was one foot away from me, i am 5'11" he was 5'6" and he was wearing 3" macarios shoes
RichardSpain said on 7/Aug/17
I think he was more a strong 178 than 179 cm in his younger days. Nowadays maybe 176cm. I saw him here in a tour he gave in my country fifteen years ago and to me he looked not more than 176 cm.

Excellent singer and very friendly.
Joshua Davis said on 26/Jul/17
Same height as me, proud to be Welsh
MHouillon said on 8/Jan/17
Whoever saw him at 5'3 needs an eye-adjustment.

When I met him in 2003 and 2004 he was 5'10 or at least 5'9.5.

Now at 76yrs he is around a realistic 5'9 - 5'9.25 (176cm)
Sandy Cowell said on 6/Jan/17
@ Philip Henderson - 5ft3 for Tom Jones is laughable, honestly!
He'll have lost some height, sure, but not THAT much! His spine would have to be crumbling and then he'd be in too much pain to be on TV!
I'll settle for just under 5ft10 now and 5ft11 in his prime.
Phil said on 3/Jan/17
@ Philip Henderson

5 foot 3? haha no way. Tom Jones is 5 foot 10 or 5 foot 11.
Philip Henderson said on 27/Dec/16
Met him at Heathrow. He was the same height as my wife and she was about 5'3". I didnt notice his shoes. I couldn't believe how short he was.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Nov/16
Still looks a decent 5 ft 10 to me.
LORD said on 19/Oct/16
That pic of Tom with Elvis is another clear example: Tom 5'10" and Elvis from 5'10.5" to maximum 5'11". In fact, I am being generous here when I say Elvis was 5'11". I am 179cm myself, and I have come across people in life (shorter than me) who genuinely thought I was at least 6'3".
J said on 25/Mar/16
Tom's "too short for his width" look comes from more growth hormone output than usual after puberty, which grows soft tissue and increases bone density throughout the body. He's got the large jaw and generally large features associated with acromegaly, although they're not as pronounced as Tony Robbins (who is disproportionately large even at his height).
MarcoH said on 22/Mar/16

Yup, you're right:

6'2" for Elvis and 6' for Tom, except when they wear shoes with HEAVY HEELS. said on 8/Mar/16
Fact.... The King was 6'2" & The Voice is 6'0"... no heels-natural height. said on 8/Mar/16
Fact.. The King was 6'2" & The Voice is 6'0" no heels-natural height.
MarcoH said on 1/Sep/15
Well, Stlweir...

No... Not 5'8. He never was. He has the built of a 6footer, but was always a Little too short for his width. 5'10 in his prime, always wore high heels.. 5'10 when I met him in 2004 (I'm 5'10 and he was the same them).
Now at 75 he is like 5'9.25 - 5'9.5 = 176-177cm.

When he did "Mars Attacks" in the 90s he was 5'10 or 5'9.5.

5'8 might be your impression, but he def wasn't.
Stlweir said on 20/Aug/15
Just watching Mars Attacks. Looks 5'8" max.
Art said on 3/Apr/15
No way , that he is 6 feet , maybe with the big boots that he used to wear. I remember back in 1969,when Mr.Tom Jones was in his prime, as well his famous tv show , by that time I was 11 , living in Puerto Rico, I red a big article related to his height. The article expesified why he looked so tall. The reasons were, the boots with 3 inches of heels & the cameras angle. In fact I remember when he stepped next to another good singer, Ingerber Humperdinck, he looked at least two inches smaller, even with those boots with big heels
MarcoH said on 4/Jul/14
Was at his Show in Bremen June 23rd 2014.

He is a bid shorter than me (178cm, 5'10) now. At Age 74 he is 176cm (5'9.25). Then the 1.5 Inch heels.
StopHijackingMyNick said on 27/Feb/14
yep 6ft0 in boots, at least around 5ft11 barefoot, good height.
Arthur said on 7/Feb/14
Since when shoes give 1.5 inches so he can be 6 ft? He's 6 ft in big boots.
Kats said on 13/Nov/13
In the late seventies I met Tom Jones at the Kahala Hilton in Hawaii where he was performing. Spent an afternoon on beach front playing volleyball with him and his family including son Mark and Tom's wife along with entourage were present as well and Tom seemed to be just under 6 feet tall. Tom was great very easy to talk to and so much fun to be around.
Scott five eleven said on 7/Sep/13
Have met him in Wales where I am from and I'm over 5'11 in shoes and he was slightly shorter. Weren't much in it to be honest. 5'9.5 shortest.
Brad said on 2/Sep/13
As listed. Big heeled boots the norm for decades.
Marco said on 30/Aug/13
Ohh... Sorry, Arch. Mea culpa !
Should've read with open eyes ;-)

5'8 isnt true. Minimum 5'9, maybe 176cm (5'9.25) at Age 73. He wears 1.5 Inch heels, and is almost 5'11 with those shoes.

Again: Sorry, Arch.
delilah said on 25/Aug/13
Around 5ft 8 is a good estimate, never 5ft 10. He wears dress boots and very high heels as a performer out in public and he has a husky frame with a big voice. So he seems bigger.
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/13
@ Marco, if you actually read further down it was Joe who said he was 5'3" and I copied his message in reply in an equally "what a ludicrous comment" form. He's built like a tree trunk and with his voice and presence gives the impression of being a big man.
Marco said on 8/Mar/13
5'3.. Hehehehe.. Arch Stanton = Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond) ??

5'8 hehe nonesense..

I met him years ago. I'm 5'10 and he was as well. Maybe 177cm (5'9.5). Saw him in 2009 again - Nowadays at age 72 he might be 176cm. And broad-shouldered, massive. Not a hair under 176cm.
Rob Bryant said on 4/Mar/13
Tom Jones is at least. 5'- 10" or taller. I've seen him in concert front row center several times he's not a small man. I just watched Tom Perform with Sammy David Jr on u-tube. They are both wearing Beatle style boots you know Sammy always wore lifts. Tom looks to be 6-7 inches taller than Sammy who was between 5'-3" and 5'-4" tall. The footage of him performing next to Sammy proves that this story about Tom being 5'-4" is a lie. The guy that said it probably stands about 5'-3" himself.
john d said on 23/Feb/13
tom is 5/10 i seen him about 15 times since the late 80s are you ppl bord its just b.s makeing him 5/5 he did wear hugh heels but still come on he is 5/10 100%
miko said on 13/Feb/13
He did look 5'11 with Elvis.

Are you ever going to put the Elvis page back Rob? Or is it retired for good.
stuu56 said on 10/Feb/13
Jones is/was 5ft 8inches and this came from the mouth of his long-time publicity agent who broke away in the early 70s and gave the true details of Jones, including his height, in a series of newspaper stories...Gordon Mills tried to have them Banned, but he wasn`t successful. Mills put it about that Jones was around the perfect 6ft mark, which was done purely for publicity reasons and making his singer appear in the best light possible.

(Glasgow, Scotland)
Arch Stanton said on 10/Feb/13
Joe says on 5/Feb/13
I worked for him as a musician and I assure you that he was less than 5'5". I would guess about 5'3". He wore extremely high heels and thick soles that were hidden by bell bottom pants. We did some concerts with Susan Anton who was much taller than he and we had to set up the stage with stools so that he sat behind her from the audience which made him look as tall as her. He is a tiny muscular man with one of the most powerful voices I ever heard and a range that was astounding.

Are you talking about Kelly Jones?? I can assure you that "tiny" doesn't even come close to describing tom who is a pretty robust solid 5 ft 10 guy. He's a heavyset man without a doubt. Kelly Jones from the phonics is 5'4.5"-5'5" I've seen him in concert, front row, but typically wears clumpy shoes to look 5'6.
little sue said on 6/Feb/13
Lol if he is that short what would that make the Stereophonics singer, about 4ft 10!! look up the video of them of their 'Mama Told Me Not To Come' video, he has a good 4 or 5 inches on Kelly who is about 5ft 5 to 6.
Joe said on 5/Feb/13
I worked for him as a musician and I assure you that he was less than 5'5". I would guess about 5'3". He wore extremely high heels and thick soles that were hidden by bell bottom pants. We did some concerts with Susan Anton who was much taller than he and we had to set up the stage with stools so that he sat behind her from the audience which made him look as tall as her. He is a tiny muscular man with one of the most powerful voices I ever heard and a range that was astounding.
MHouillon said on 30/Dec/12
Dear Caroline, please look at this:

Click Here

So Jessie is 5'10, wears 4 inch heels/platforms and Tom is only an inch shorter..

Jessie J is 5'9 - 5'9.5 and Tom is also about 5'9.5 today. That 5'8 guy you mean is Billy Idol.

Click Here
MHouillon said on 30/Dec/12
When I met him in 2003 and 2004 he was like 5'10 or a little less. I am 5'10.

@ Rob: Why don't you re-load-up the pic of Tom and me ?

When I met him in 2009 he was in the 5'9.25-5'9.5 area, so 176-177cm nowadays. Especially at age 72 in 2012.

5'8 or anything shorter is nonesense.
howdy said on 22/Dec/12
In Simon Napier Bell's book, he talks about Tom being a lot shorter than his official height.
Ives said on 4/Sep/12
Come on, he's not that tall. When he met Elvis he wore elevator shoes and was still smaller than him. Look at the photos.
mcfan said on 17/Aug/12
Click Here
caroline said on 5/Aug/12
Jessie J is5 10

soo tom jones is 5 9 cos jessie j s taller with no heels on to soo tom must me 5ft8 so its wrong do not say jessie js 5ft8 cos shes not she looks 5ft10 i met her before my mums 5ft11 but when i seen with jessie j with no heels on she was mills taller soo jesie j must be 6ft somert
mcfan said on 6/Jun/12
At the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Tom Jones is still one-inch taller than Paul. If Jones is 5'10 now, Paul is only 5'9 at 70 y/o.
mcfan said on 13/Feb/12
He was 2 inches taller than Joe Cocker. Just check out the video on youtube.
JaneDoe said on 2/Feb/12
No way. I saw him come off a bus at a concert he was going to perform in. He's 5'5"- 5'6" max. I also have a friend who used to know him in the NYC scene in the early 70s. He hung out with Joe Namath and she said he's short. She said he's no where near 5'10".
Jane Doe said on 2/Feb/12
No way. I saw him come off a bus at a concert he was going to perform in. He's 5'5"- 5'6" max. I also have a friend who used to know him in the NYC scene in the early 70s. He hung out with Joe Namath and she said he's short. She said he's no where near 5'10".
mcfan said on 8/Sep/11
Marco, that's not the case in this episode. They are just loafers. Tom wore loafers and cuban heels during the same show. Usually in the concert portions, he wore the heels. I think in the above photo he and yourself are the same height, but we're also talking about a man that was what 65? when the photo was taken. He could have lost an inch.
Marco said on 5/Sep/11
Oh, yes. he did wear lifts in that episode (in almost every episode of TITJ).
Keep that in mind. soe without them = 2 inches difference between him and Stevie
mcfan said on 4/Sep/11
Here's the footage I was talking about with Jones and Wonder:

Click Here

I only see an inch difference. Jones wasn't wearing his heeled shoes in this one. They were both wearing normal dress shoes.
mcfan said on 11/Jul/11
I only saw an inch difference with Stevie Wonder and Tom Jones and they were both wearing the same type of shoes on his show whereas Paul McCartney looked two inches shorter than Stevie.
Marco said on 31/May/11
No, no.. Tom wasn't 5'11. He was at best 5'10.5", as he stated by himself, but I think he added .5 inches.

Must be 5'9.5" (177, or 176cm) now.

NOT 5'8!
mcfan said on 24/May/11
I think he might have been 5'11 too.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 15/May/11
I think he may have been 5"11 at one point
MHouillon said on 28/Apr/11
That would mean, that me / I (being the guy with that stupid grin on his face in the picture above) am 5'7 as well. But I am 5'10 morning height and Tom is below 5'10 today, but above 5'9. NEVER 5'7. He (wearing 1 inch higher heels than Ronan) towered over 5'8 Ronan Keating at the Guinness Celebration 2009.

176cm-177cm for Tom.
BridgeJet23 said on 8/Apr/11
I saw Tom Jones in concert years ago. My friend and I saw him when he got off his bus at the venue. I'm 5'10" and he was at least 3" shorter than me.
Shanoe said on 17/Jan/11
Tom Jones DOES wear a pretty good heel on stage. He is 5-9 but comes off much taller. Yes, have met him a half dozen times and he is a good guy.
mcfan said on 15/Jan/11

Lots of women don't judge heights well. Maybe it's because of heels or they just don't pay close attention. Janis looked half a foot shorter than Tom if you take into account her heels. Tom looked 2 inches taller than Joe Cocker as well.
MHouillon said on 30/Dec/10
In an interview with Janis Joplin the interviewer asks:
"Tom Jones is short?"
Janis: "My height, dear. He seemed about my height"

Janis : 5'5 (165cm). In the "Raise your hand" video (1969) of both of'em, Tom wears 2 inch heels, Janis 4 inch heels. And Tom is still 3 inches taller than her.

Still makes Tom 5'10 at that time. Well, Janis wasn't sober..
MHouillon said on 22/Nov/10
5'9.5 (177cm) nowadays. Maybe 176cm.

Brad said on 20/Nov/10
Jones doesn't wear 3"-4" monster customs, Jones is as listed.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Nov/10
5"9.5(177cm) today Rob?
jtm said on 13/Nov/10
i would say no more than 5'9 nowadays for jones since he is shorter than stallone who is about 5'9 or 5'10 in his lifts.
mcfan said on 22/Apr/09
I'm well aware he wore heels on This Is Tom Jones. However, when he was with Stevie Wonder, he was wearing regular dress shoes. Also, with Rich Little...regular dress shoes. He did not always wear the large heels in every episode. If he wasn't 5'11, he was darn close to it. I keep referencing the 1966 Awards Ceremony. There was a quick film clip of that with Dusty and Macca and it used to be on the internet. Paul wears regular dress shoes and Tom stilettos, but even with the 1-inch height advantage from the shoes, he is still 2 inches taller than 24-year-old 5'10 Paul McCartney. If he is only 5'10.5 that would make Paul only 5'9.5, which I'm sure he is now, but back then he was 5'10. Ringo, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Donovan were there as well, but I don't see them in the photos.
glenn said on 21/Apr/09
5-9? he seemed 5-11 to me.i have 2 fact,one was emailed to me 3 years ago and i never seem to remember to look at it.ill try to foward it to rob.maybe he is 5-9.he does wear dress boots all the time.
Brad said on 20/Apr/09
5' 9". Wears massive heeled customs.
MHouillon said on 20/Apr/09
Hahahahaha ! 5'6 for Tom Jones ? Means I'm 5'6 as well... As we are the same height (met him 3 times). He might be at 177cm now (5'9.5"), but NEVER the 7-9cms shorter. When he wore those Beatle-Boots in the end-sixties, he appeared as a 182cm-guy. And remember, he has a big frame, ong larms etc... His frame is of a six foot guy, that happens to be a stretching 5'10.


P.S. Rob, Where is the pic of Tom and me ??

Editor Rob
it's there now again.
oldschoolsinger said on 18/Apr/09
You guys are way off on Take a look at some of the clips from his old tv show in the late 60's-early 70's. He wore shoes with what they used to call "elevator heels". They were AT LEAST 3 inches high, and he was barely as tall as most of the female guests. Most people have said over the years that he's right around 5'6" to 5'7". He might be 5'10" with his shoes on, but not without way.
mcfan said on 15/Apr/09
He was only an inch shorter than Stevie Wonder on his show (making him 5'11). He was an inch taller than Paul McCartney at the '66 awards ceremony (making Jones 5'11) and again 30 years later. Comedian Rich Little (6ft) was also only an inch taller than Tom on the show.
Doug said on 7/Apr/09
Very big frame for a guy only 5'10", he sure looked 6' in shoes at his peak. Wonder if someone could dig out a recent picture of him standing at a Calzaghe boxing match with Arnie, Stallone and Bruce Willis???
Chaz said on 24/Feb/09
5'10.5'' was tall in the 1960s,in the UK,and all the rock and pop stars then had Chelsea Boots on that give you about 2''
ice girl said on 24/Jan/09
please, can anybody tell me how tall is danny jones?? ( in meters...i'm from spain )
Elijah said on 16/Jan/09
I went to a Beatles exhibition a while ago and tailor who had made suits for the Beatles said (he measured Paul) Paul was 175cm whatever that is in feet...I saw the suit - it was a light blue one, he had a chest size of 39 inches and a waist of 30.
MHouillon said on 15/Sep/08
Yeah, Tom Jones peak height: a broad-shouldered and narrow-waisted 5'10 (178cm).
Nowadays at 68 years, a bulky 5'9.5. (177cm).
Mr. T said on 11/Aug/08
Ringo always looked under 5'7" to me.
Frank2 said on 9/Aug/08
Elvis was about 5'11", maybe 5'11.5". I know since I met him. Jones was 5'10" peak height. When on stage he always wore boots with large heels. By the way, back in 1964 when the Beatles were in LA I got to meet all of them. Paul was about 5'10" and was the tallest. Ringo was about 5'7". John and George appeared to be a couple inches shorter than me so I'd say 5'9" for both. I'm 5'11".
Phyllis said on 7/Aug/08
I don't care how tall he is or how old his. He still has what it takes to every woman that was around early 60's and 70's. I think all of us had crushs on him and Elvis.
Chris said on 26/Aug/07
Looks about right. Tom next to Elvis here: Click Here
MHouillon said on 6/Jul/07
Tom is 67 now (and he shrunk a little over the years).

To Rob I suggest a "Peak height 179cm (5'10.5")" and "actual height 177cm (5'9.5") like with other mature celebs.

P.S. Dear Rut! I found a picture of The princes (6'3 William, Harry), Tom and Joss Stone at "". Here Joss is clearly taller than Tom - becuase she wears heavy-soled high-heels.

Editor Rob
I hadn't really bothered with peak, but he has lost 1/2 inch anyway.
MHouillon said on 3/Jul/07
Tom Jones was definitely taller than Joss Stone. There was one camera angle, where she seemed taller than him, but you know, angles... (look at Rob's comment about angles)
Joss Stone is a full 178cm (5'10), and Tom was a bid taller than her.
Tom without shoes = 177-178cm + big heeled-shoes = 3cm-4cm (1.5 inches) taller than Joss. Dear Rut, take a closer look to the pics (Getty images). Tom is taller than Joss.

timber said on 2/Jul/07
In the pics I saw of them performing, barefoot Joss appeared shorter than Jones...??
Rut said on 2/Jul/07
Man, is he getting old..
Ok, Peak height (maybe??) five ten and a seeing him yesterday besides Joss Stone, who appeared barefooted about two cm atleast taller him, making Jones about 175cm+ with shoes on, so possible..(who knows?) 173, 174 cm barefooted..
If that isn't solid proof he is five nine max now,, I dont know anymore..
I guess I was just as surprised that Tom was not as tall I thought he was in the beginning, when I read he was under six foot, but anyway...... Case Closed.
mcfan said on 24/Jun/07
The site has McCartney at 5'11 in his prime which I knew was wrong, but Jones did appear about 5'11 on the show. Jones was taller and still is taller than Paul. If he's 5'10 now, certainly Jones could have been 5'11 in his prime. Isn't he close to 70 now?
MHouillon said on 22/Jun/07
He said it himself: "I'm 5'10 and a half" (179cm).
Well, obviously that was his youth-height. Today he is 177cm-178cm (5'9.5"-5'10"). He has very broad shoulders and big arms and hands. So he has a "compact" appearance but he is never a 5'8". Look at my pic above. (His shoes had a 1.5" (3.5cm) inches heel, like mine.)
mcfan said on 21/Jun/07
Having seen pictures of Tom, I would upgrade him to 5'11 in his youth. 5'10 now.
Sean in CA said on 14/Jun/07
He's 5'8" tops... I saw him in Vegas (in my hotel lobby with like six bodyguards) in '00 and he's my brother's height. I'm 5'11" and he was just that little bit shorter than me, reminded me of my brother who is 5'8".
mcfan said on 29/Mar/07
Certainly Elvis was taller than Tom Jones. I think Elvis was 6'0 or 6'0.5.
TJ said on 26/Mar/07
He always looked between 1.5 and 2 inches shorter than Elvis and most certainly was shorter as there was an issue where his manager wanted to vet the photos they had taken together to remove those that clearly showed Elvis was taller. With Elvis probably just scraping 6ft, Tom was most likely 5'10 to 5'10 1/2 in his prime.
mcfan said on 24/Mar/07
Glenn, let's not forget Jones is an old man and has been an old man for quite a while so he's probably shrunk an inch or so. I used to watch his show when I was little and he appeared 5'11 to me. He's got a large head so he appears shorter than what he is. He used to wear some ridiculous heels on his show, but he didn't wear them all of the time. Fred Willard was about 3 inches taller than him.
Glenn said on 1/Feb/07
That reminds me I have a pic with me and Tom in a email I never used and another I thought I put up here.can still look 5-11,with the help of a little heel.
mcfan said on 31/Jan/07
Tom Jones does appear to have been close to 5'11 during the earlier part of his career.
MHouillon said on 6/Jan/07
Having seen some recent pics of Tom lately, I'd say, he is in the (177cm) 5'9.5 area now. Not a 5'8 like some claim, but a certain 5'9.5".
mcfan said on 17/Aug/06
Tom Jones did wear some ridiculous heels but he does look 5'10-5'10.5 on the old shows. He's probably 5'9.5-5'10 now.
MHouillon said on 11/Aug/06
Saw some pics and videos of Tom recently. He's 66 now, so a 177cm (5'9.5") is possible these days. However, never ever a ridiculous 5'8 like some claim.
jeppe said on 10/Jul/06
Tom Jones with Isaac Hayes (6'), look for a glimse of their shoes in the beginning

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MHouillon said on 19/Apr/06
By the way, how did you see his Lifts in Las Vegas since Lifts are worn inside the shoes ? Maybe I do a consider-mistake, but how is that possible ?
MHouillon said on 16/Apr/06
Hi, Frank2. Why don't you give me your E-Mail, I'll send you a pic with Tom and me that proves his 5'10".
Frank2 said on 13/Apr/06
Tom is about 5'9". On stage he wears huge lifts. I know since I saw him wearing them in Las Vegas when I went to see his concert.
mcfan said on 12/Apr/06
I don't think Tom Jones was ever taller than 5'11 nor do I think he looked tall on "This Is Tom Jones." He had a large head and was pretty stocky so he just looked average to me.
Rut said on 3/Jan/06
I believe when standing straight Tom is a strong 178 cm, so five 10 and one quarter for sure..!
Rut said on 27/Dec/05
So you took your shoes of? otherwise he is still atleast considerably the shoes he's wearing 3 to 4 cm shorter than you..also I think those shoes aren't more than 4 cm then
Becky said on 1/Dec/05
I see Tom all the time in Vegas and have stood next to him to talk and have pictures...I'm six feet tall, he is as tall as me w/his shoes on and they aren't considerable lifts so I would say he is 5'10 in his stocking feet.
McFan said on 16/Oct/05
I think 5'10.5 is pretty much what Jones was in his heydey. He's probably 5'.9.5 now. He was slightly taller than Lennon and McCartney who were both 5'10. In a UK special from 1972 he was the same height as Kirk Douglas but I think Kirk was 5'10 back then...slightly taller than son Michael.
Artful Dodger said on 11/Oct/05
I had lunch with Tom Jones at an Italian restaurant in a ski resort. He was seated and at times pulled out an acoustic guitar to play and sing. When he finally did stand at the end of lunch he 'appeared' to be short. I am 6' and he was considerably shorter (perhaps 4 inches) which brings him in at 5'8". But who cares really the man has had, and continues to have, a brilliant career.
MHouillon said on 8/Jun/05
Carlton's height ? Alfonso Ribeiro (who playes Carlton) is about 5'5" - 5'6" max. And Tom towered over him.

look :

In his early years (60s and 70s) Tom was wearing high-heeled shoes/boots to appear taller. Back then he was about 5'10.5" 179cm, with this shoes/boots he looked more like just over 6'0" (183cm). But nowadays he wears normal 1.5 inches-heeled shoes. And when I met him in Hamburg during a radio-station-promo in 2003, he really never was 5'8.5".

5'10" is pretty accurate.

By the way, no wonder Will Smith was much taller than Tom... Will is a tall guy (188cm-189cm) and he towers almost any actor he plays with.

By the way, Happy Birthday, Tom -65- (June 07th 1940)

Scott said on 7/Jun/05
I'd hazard a guess of old Tom being quite a bit shorter than this more like 5'8.5 - 5'9 and a fan of some 'special' shoes. I remember him being on Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and looking very small next to Will Smith - Carlton's height in fact!
rut said on 15/May/05
I think (I agree with Lmeister) that Mr. Jones, ok maybe six foot with shoes in his heydays.....
But now def. 5 ft 9, he's five ten with one a inch lift...
MHouillon said on 29/Apr/05
Hello, Lmeister. It wasnΒ΄t my intention to seem "offended". (Was I really? I donΒ΄t think so). I thought your post was with an ironical meaning. If you feel offended by my post, I have to apologize for this. Best wishes, Marco

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