Tom Waits Height
5ft 11in (180.3 cm)
American Singer and Actor.
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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 11.17in (180.8cm)
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/16
Mmm getting a good look at him in Down By Law and John Lurie I think would more likely be in 6 ft 3 range. In some scenes he doesn't look nearly 10 inches taller than Benigni. Maybe 6'3.5? Worth looking into.
Arch Stanton said on 6/May/16
No John Lurie Rob? Looks tall in Down By the Law. A lot taller than Tom Waits, so something near 6 ft 4 isn't out of the questionable. Looks a bit like Robert Davi, that long sort of face you get on taller guys.
said on 7/Jul/15
Tom Waits with the Stones except Jagger. He looks considerably taller but they are pretty old and bent looking.
said on 25/Nov/14
Here's a photo where he looks taller than Francis Ford Coppola, the latter dropping a little more in posture, even though Coppola wasn't under 5'11" at peak unless De Niro and George Lucas are overlisted.
At any rate, Waits is in my top 5 favorite music artists ever, ranking up there personally for me with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lou Reed, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Ian McKaye, James Brown, Nick Drake among my favorites.
Bran said on 7/Oct/14
I honestly always thought he looked really tall. Must have been his skinny/lanky frame.
viennese said on 4/Apr/14
could've been easily 5'11.25 at his peak when standing up straight and not slouching...looked tallish. great musician!!
Bonobo said on 18/Oct/13
I stood next to Tom Waits at a show in the early 90s. He was slouching a bit, in his way, but there's no way he was even 5'10". His smallness was something that struck me right away. Love is music, though!
Joey said on 15/Oct/13
No way. He's always been a good and honest 6'.
Roger said on 7/Dec/12
6' at his peak but 5'11 today
said on 8/Feb/12
Tom looks the same height as Denzel Washington (although maybe closer to the camera):
But shorter than Nicolas Cage (at a disadvantageous camera position):
Koalized said on 7/Oct/11
Well, he is not 5'11'' nowadays. Maybe he has shrank a lot during the years.
Llama said on 17/Apr/11
I think he's 6' flat. He always looks that when he stands up straight.
Martyr said on 23/Jan/11
alexfox you're COMPLETELY WRONG. Thomas G. Waites played in the Warriors, he has nothing to do with the great Tom Waits, who didn't look that much shorter than John Lurie (who's listed at 6.4 and a half) in Down By Law.
RICHARD said on 16/Dec/06
He is either 5'11 or 6' but yeah that posture of his is pretty bad. He isn't over 6' or under 5'11.
Brad said on 5/Nov/06
Nobody knew in the 70's cause he was flat on his face or 88's after getting his Liquor Locker" delivery. I loved that store in Hollywood. I can't even remember his height 30 years ago when I saw him....he even sat sideways. Weird dude.
ellen said on 20/Oct/06
tom wait's child sullivan goes to my school and i see him there quite often, i would say he's more like 5' 10"
Mr. T said on 29/Jul/06
His posture looks pretty horrendous, though.
Glenn said on 23/Jul/06
6ft is possible back in the day.seemed 5-11 tops.
Mr. T said on 23/Jul/06
He's listed at 6', maybe 20 years ago?
Jack said on 12/Jul/06
When this guy stands up straight.... I thought he could be 6'3. He looks very tall because of his slim build. 5'11.5 to 6'0 I'd say.