How tall is Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor's Height

5ft 7 (170.2 cm)

American singer-songwriter, From Nine Inch Nails.

How tall is Trent Reznor
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Average Guess (16 Votes)
5ft 6.36in (168.6cm)
V for 1984 said on 16/Jan/22
Was in California years ago when his wife was near Venice beach he arrived in basically vans type trainers. He’s short. I always had him at 5-10 type guy. He looks 5-6 or 5-7 max. He’s pretty stocky also.
6'3 Julian said on 2/Oct/20
@Danimal maybe he meant 6’8? If you were 5’8 your shoulder would be 4’9 max, but 5’7 is around the shoulder level of 6’8
Danimal 176.7cm said on 30/Sep/20
Lee said on 25/Jun/17
I am 5'8" and met him more than once... he is definitely shorter than 5'7"... even with his crazy boots he barely came to my shoulder! But does it matter? Man is still a musical wonder.

You didn't meet him more than once (if ever) and he did not come to your shoulder. That is ridiculous. If you are 5'8" that would put him below 5'0".
HeightExagerration said on 10/Dec/19
He's one of those people who look average but are surprisingly short. His long face makes him seem like a taller person. I'd say he's 5'4". He was with David Bowie in a dual tour in '95, and Bowie towered over him, even with his chunky boots. Bowie was only about 5'9"-5'10", but he seemed like a giant on stage with Trent. So I'm guessing Trent is only 5'4". Doesn't matter, though, because he did well for himself and was a fabulous rock star.
William_O'Jell said on 14/Apr/19
Wow, I would never have believed it. Smaller men sure look bigger on TV.
IRememberWhenRockWasYoung said on 20/Aug/18
Gigantic head. Probably 99th percentile for his height. Looks even bigger than Rob's head to me.
Jim said on 16/Sep/17
More like 5'6.5"
anonheight said on 26/Aug/17
I'd say 5'7, a weak 5'7/weak 5'8.
Joe said on 14/Aug/17
What's the max he could pass for? Also, is 5ft 6.75 possible?
Mike said on 1/Aug/17
I guess I always envisioned this guy as really tall. Just shows you never know. He is definitely larger than life though. Hear he is very down to earth.
Lee said on 25/Jun/17
I am 5'8" and met him more than once... he is definitely shorter than 5'7"... even with his crazy boots he barely came to my shoulder! But does it matter? Man is still a musical wonder.
Trent Reznor said on 3/Mar/16
The doctor measured me yesterday at 169.5 cm barefoot.
MD said on 20/Jan/16
With 5'8.5" Michale Keaton

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So, yeah, maybe not a full 5'7", but 5'5"? Unless Keaton is barefoot and Trent is in some huge boots, I seriously doubt he's that low. I agree that 5'7" is probably too much, though, even with hit neck stoop.
Nicholas said on 18/Jan/16
I had seen Trent and his wife at MGM casino in Detroit having dinner the night before his show. Yes its true Trent is teeny tiny 5'5 at best. He had flat bottom tennis shoes and he was little. I'm 6'0 and my girlfriend is 5'8 and we both towered over him. We still love you Trent!!!
Aman said on 9/Oct/14
I'd say more like 5'6.5
phyre said on 30/Jul/14
You know, I'm pretty sure he's actually a bit taller than 5'7". I first heard the 5'7" figure in a book from the late 90's that also said Marilyn Manson was 7' (he's actually 6'3") and got several people's names wrong. As for the Grammy performance, everyone looks short next to Josh Homme.
MD said on 28/Jan/14
He looked so tiny on the Grammy's last night. Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age closer out the show (AWESOME set, BTW). I guess he looks so small because he's REALLY bulky/muscular up top these days, and he's always hunched over and squatted when he sings as if he's holding himself back from jumping in the audience. lol
David said on 5/Aug/12
How did you figure he's 5'7"? Was his posture bad or curvy shoulders?
Ras said on 27/Jan/12
Kevin says on 9/Oct/11
I met NIN back in 2000... I'm 6'2" and Robin was the same height. Lohner is around 5'8, Jerome seemed closer to 6'7" and Charlie Clouser was about 6'2". Twiggy (Jeordie) is about 5'10" and Trent was about 5'7".

How tall do you think Aaron North is?
Kevin said on 9/Oct/11
I met NIN back in 2000... I'm 6'2" and Robin was the same height. Lohner is around 5'8, Jerome seemed closer to 6'7" and Charlie Clouser was about 6'2". Twiggy (Jeordie) is about 5'10" and Trent was about 5'7".
Martyr said on 3/Oct/11
I would have guessed Robin Finck is about 6'3
Looked that next to Axl Rose
Ras said on 24/Jul/11
Alright so, everybody knows Trent is 5'7ish but how about the past nine inch nails members?
Here are my estimations of some of them:
-Robin Finck 6'1.5"
-Danny Lohner 5'11"
-Justin Meidal Johnsen 6'1"
-Aaron North 6'0"
-Richard Patrick 6'0.5"
-Jeordie White 6'0"
-Alessandro Cortini 5'5"
-Jerome Dillon 6'5"
Cranberries said on 10/May/11
Never thought he was short at all... Used to actually think he was kinda tall (and I'm over 6'3"). I'm surprised.
Blackjack said on 27/Feb/11
found a picture of trent with john carmack & robin williams who's height on here is 5'6. It looks like he might be standing a little further back, maybe leaning slightly, either way, he looks 5'7ish to me.
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austrianguy said on 21/Jun/09
I saw nine inch nails at the novarock musicfestival 2 days ago and he really did not make such a short impression. I know its impossible to judge height at a concert but being 5'7'' myself i can say that he just did not look that short.
mandy-schmandy said on 9/Jun/09
So Trent didn't get Mandy's tail, ha? Maybe better for him, with all the parasites and STDs coming from those tall celebs and all the other tall-stud-boners...
Mandy said on 1/Feb/09
5'7'' TOPS, I remember being so disapointed when I met him lol. I'm 5'5'' and he is barely taller than me. I love tall guys and I still like his music but he is off my sexy celebrity crush list.
Average Joe said on 26/Jan/09
5-7 looks right, awesome band btw
Metal_Paper said on 21/Dec/08
I met him after the NIN concert at Dallas. He was shorter than me...I was standing 5'8 in my boots. In actuality I am 5'7.
HeightDetector said on 16/Dec/08
5'7 with bad posture. He wears huge boots, just like Manson.
Roger said on 15/Dec/08
Kevin, you met hime where??? Tell us more about it!
Leung said on 11/Nov/08
Your mention of Trent in the red light district has got me curious. Did it look like he was just sightseeing? or do you think he was interested in doing more than just sightseeing? I have read that Trent is into some kinky stuff.
Kevin said on 11/Nov/08
I met him at the red light district in Hamburg / Germany ....believe me, he
Jax said on 7/Oct/08
Hes 5'7 saw him in concert few years ago was front row centre was noticeably short than the rest of the guys and he looked my height dead on.
Tan- said on 24/Sep/08
I heard some where he's between 5,8-5,11 that dose not supprise I have a friend who's has met who's met him (he's about5,9-5,10 and also wheres thick boots) and they were about the same hieght you also got to remember that trent has terrible posture, posture that can make even a very tall person look short
Sam said on 16/Sep/08
I always imagined he'd be taller until I met him. I'm 5'10" (and was wearing 2 inch boots at the time) so he was pretty tiny compared to me.
Ana said on 31/Jul/08
I'm mexican and I'm only 1.55 cm, In Mexico the average height for men is 1.70 cm just like Trent, I don't see him as a short man, for me he is perfect.
tgrippe81 said on 24/Jul/08
so Trent is 5'7 with bad posture and slightly taller than glenn. I guess that puts glenn in the 5'6 neighborhood?
Hooch said on 28/Apr/08
Trent used to look quite skinny but since he clearly started working out he looks some taller if you compare between old and newer pics:

around 2005-2007:
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5'7 is propably correct,5'7.5 possible. Truly amazing artists, anyway. NIN is the best band ever!
A-Bomb said on 15/Mar/08
The old line-up were taller - the new crew however, is not. I also met Jeordie White (aka Twiggy) and Aaron North from this line up in Melbourne last year. Twiggy suprised me, he was my height at 5'8" and Aaron was 5'6".
glenn said on 9/Feb/08
the old lineup were giants.dont know the new guys.5-7 min for trent.5-8 very possible.he claimed 5-10 in a magazine.the magazine named the article the 5 foot ten inch nail.and made fun of his claim.they didnt say their guage.i said this story a few times.
nate said on 9/Feb/08
glenn as much as i respect you i think trent is maybe a little under 5-7 to 5-7; maybe the rest of NIN are giants or something and he looks tiny?
chris175 said on 21/Jan/08
this guy looks 5-8, i have a good friend (who is a solid 5-7-5-7.5) who went to see them in concert and met up with them after and although he wasnt thinking about what height trent was at the time, he still says trent was a bit taller.
A-Bomb said on 21/Jan/08
Yeah Ford appeared 5'11 1/2 to 6 ft I felt - no shorter, but no taller either. But, that would have certainly put him at 6'1" probably as little as 10 years ago.
glenn said on 21/Jan/08
thanks for backing me a-bomb.i remember you ford claim now.thing is it never occured to me older men shrink.
A-Bomb said on 21/Jan/08
And for the record I was on this site years ago arguing that Reznor was 5'6" cuz that's what every source I looked up was saying. Not til I saw him with my own eyes - I was actually a bit taken aback that he wasn't "short"
A-Bomb said on 21/Jan/08
I'm with Glenn. No shorter than 5'7" and more like 5'7 1/2". Met him in his hotel lobby in Melbourne in May after a show. No photo, but i had some photo's of Harrison Ford on this site I snapped a while back which might help me a lil with the legitimacy issue (ok just checked they're not on the page anymore:( )
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/08
glenn says on 22/Oct/07i think he is as high as 5-8.

i think you're just high. reznor in famously short, 5'6, get over it
Anonymous said on 8/Jan/08
I've met Trent and I'd say he may even only be 5'6, I'm 5'4 and he was not much taller than me
glenn said on 22/Oct/07
ben-we talked about celebrities and manson actually.i think he is as high as 5-8.
Anonymous said on 21/Oct/07
it's amazing to see how all these nin fans don't wanna believe that' he's this short. he's a little guy, get over it. there's nothing wrong with his being 5'6.
Wendee said on 14/Oct/07
Promotional pictures of Nine Inch Nails show Reznor as tall as the other four. They must make him stand on an apple box, even in those big Doc Martins, and the bulky muscles seem to make him shorter. Seems like he's ashamed of his dwindling height.

Albeit, he's alot of prowess and power in a small package.
Ben said on 10/Oct/07
You hung out with him? That's cool. What'd you guys talk about, out of curiosity?
glenn said on 22/Sep/07
he isnt friendly.but can be fan friendly.meaning he will pose for pics and sign.not always big on signing.i actually hung out with him once.yeah,kinda shy.
Anthony said on 20/Sep/07
Trent does look 5'7-ish to me. BTW, what's he like in person? I've heard he's friendly but also shy.
Lmeister said on 19/Sep/07
I think in general in the 90's mens shoes were bulkier than nowadays, but I've seen a friend of mine looking 3 inches taller than me in reality he is the same height. He was wearing bulky shoes and I was wearing flipflops. Actually same explanation goes for Jay Cutler massive boots...
Anonymous said on 18/Sep/07
rezner's a tiny guy who wears big boots, look at this interview from like 95

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his shoes are ridiculous
HeroInHelp said on 12/Sep/07
Size does not matter when you're a living, walking GOD. ALL HAIL

I'd like to cite something, not accurately, but conviniently. Way out of context maybe, but ironic. Mozart was a shorty, and if Trent is, I don't care, they influence us regardless, right? They're egos don't have to be big either *Cough* 50cent *cough* (What a mockery to music...) =D ! NIN NIN NIN NIN NIN NIN
glenn said on 23/Aug/07
no way is he bigger than 5-8.he has claimed 5-10 actually in a maxim interveiw and they made fun of his height when it was printed,wondering why he lied.another mag had thats too low.
bex XD said on 22/Aug/07
i literally saw trent about 3 hours ago (marlay park gig thing in dublin, ireland. ****in amazing!) he didnt look 5"7 he looked pretty tall. im 5"7 and no way are we the same height. ill believe it when im standing beside him lol :P sure height doesn't matter if yer lying down heh heh heh :D :D
Mr. T said on 13/Aug/07
I still don't understand his personal 5'6" claim. Is he really fooling us with big boots?
Yitzhak said on 11/Aug/07
Looks 171 cm.

And yeah, I definetly agree that among guys in their teens to 30's 5'9 is now a bit short. 5'9 might be the average for American males but among the younger population its probabaly 5'10.5.
A-Bomb said on 14/May/07
I just met him! I did a Glenn and waited outside his hotel after his show in Melbourne tonight. Didn't take my camera as it wasn't planned, but I'll try again tomorrow night. Anyway I thought he'd be 5'6"ish based on everything I had heard, but in the flesh and in casual sneakers he looked at minimum 5'7". He was barely smaller than me at 5'7 3/4". He might even be around 171cm.
Leung said on 11/May/07
Concert tonight has been cancelled and rescheduled to September, a major bummer.
Leung said on 2/Apr/07
Woohoo! I just got my ticket to NIN concert in May when they do a few shows in Sydney. Reznor rocks
glenn said on 2/Apr/07
you mysteriously forgot footwear.
Franco said on 2/Apr/07
doesnt look that tiny, looks taller than you by 1cm in the pic glenn.

5'8.5 imho.
Leung said on 14/Mar/07
Anonymous, yeah I agree with you that for the younger generation anything less than 5’10” to be considered short, there will be people that will debate this and refer to statistics but we are talking about the generation of people who are currently 18-30.

Dude even though you are shorter than most guys your age you shouldn’t worry too much about it. It’s more important that you look after your body, keep yourself well groomed and dress in clothing that makes you look like the man. Get yourself some nice shirts and a good sports jacket, you’ll get helps more compliments and women flirting with you when you look the part.
Anonymous said on 13/Mar/07
I am a 5'7.70" guy. My brother in-law is 5'9.5". I know these heights because I took them very precisely (barefoot against a straight level wall with a perfectly flat and level object over the head) Even though I know I am short my brother in law looks so short in stores or any where we go, he just looks like such a small guy (but in reality 5'9.5" is a normal average height. You know what that means....I am even shorter and smaller looking. But people tend to think they are taller than others or taller than they really are as an internal security mechanism. Dude, 5'7.5 -5'8" is short for any man. 5'8" looks short on the whole compared to any one who is exactly 5'10" and up. Its almost as if almost all young guys are always either a WEE bit taller than me, say 5'9" or they out tower me. I'd rather be beside a much taller guy than to be shorter by an inch or two. It makes me feel more comfortable. Dawm, wish I were at least
Glenn said on 5/Jan/07
He is wearing thick goth boots.not really heels.Im in flat sneakers.
Dee said on 4/Jan/07
If Glenn is 5'8" and from the photo Trent looks taller than Glenn, then how is Trent only 5'7"? Was he wearing big heels there? Getting photos of the shoes might help with these comparisons.
Mr. T said on 10/Jul/06
I've heard him claim 5'6" as well. Maybe with bad posture...
Glenn said on 19/Jun/06
The 5foot10 inch nail was the title in a interveiw with maxim or stuff the magazine they make fun of him behind his back after they ask his height and he claims 5-10.I read 5-6 on the internet.the man is 5-7.
The Shiz said on 16/Jun/06
I can't remember where I saw it, (it was on the internet), but there is a picture with Trent Reznor and Robin Williams standing next to one another, and Robin is cleary a little taller than Trent in that picture. I doesn't show their feet though.
Glenn said on 23/May/06
Right.those boots.
Leung said on 22/May/06
I'm not sure what 'Goth boots' are either but I think they might be the big chunky transvestite shoes that Marilyn Manson wears. On the two occasions I have seen Trent Reznor he was wearing regular type Doc Martens.
Tuan said on 15/Apr/06
I concur with redbull. Something is really odd about that pic. And wtf are "goth boots"?
RedBull said on 30/Mar/06
Wow!, this guy (even from his own mouth said he was 5ft6) now all of a sudden hes 5ft10??!!
169cm max...

Either way, hes still a very good looking guy.
Glenn said on 13/Mar/06
Oh.sorry I took it serious,but you sounded serious a month a comment made by someone else earlier,yes cobain was taller,reznor isnt.
Lawrence said on 12/Mar/06
I liked adding a little humor to a much too serious site.
Glenn said on 12/Mar/06
Why did you break my balls then? Im pleased you are once nicer to me.we will never know the truth,unless we see these celebs in bare feet.we can only guess.
Lawrence said on 11/Mar/06
Alright Glenn, I see you are very sincere and forthright with your pictures, its cool I believe you have taken these photos, honestly. I just sometimes want to know the real truth of celeb heights sometimes. I wish I could go up to them with a measuring tape and get their height to prove that some celebs lie bout their height. Good luck with your business and many blessings.
Glenn said on 10/Mar/06
furthermore photo proffessor,I meant I have another photo with him from 2001 in normal clothes and shoes, for him that is. photo above is from 1994.
Lawrence said on 10/Mar/06
Ok I will wait until you finish cropping it (updated version), Glenn.
Have a nice day/
Glenn said on 4/Mar/06
When I Send In An Updated Photo Your Theory Goes Out The Window He Is Wearing Goth Boots.Im wearing the update he looks like I said.5-7,5-8.
Lawrence said on 26/Feb/06
I think Trent could possibly be 5'10".
I mean look at how long Trent's arms are compared to Glenn's, Trent's hands are no where visible, yet Glenn's is. So if Trent is shorter than this pic, that means that his arms would be even longer. But how often do we see a 5'6-5'7" person with very long arms: not quite. Therefor my point is we have no proof what footwear he is wearing, and judging by this pic Trent could very well be close to 5'10"
Glenn said on 26/Feb/06
once in a magazine, there was an article called the 5 foot ten inch the article,trents states he is 5-10.the magazine off the record,makes fun of him.
Glenn said on 24/Feb/06
again, reznor is 5-7 or 5-8.Im wearing Reeboks.he's got goth boots.neither of us are standing straight.
Glenn said on 24/Feb/06
reznor wears big boots.sure 200 photos or so all look fake.get a life.
Lawrence said on 23/Feb/06
Fianlly Glenn has submitted a pic which holds some credibility. For once I have seen a pic that looks realistic. Both are in proportionate. However if Glenn is 5'8" That means Reznor is 5'9-5'9.5" Look at Reznor's shoulder. If he could recall both his and Trent's footwear, it would help.
cendrin rovini said on 22/Feb/06
...both cobain and reznor are listed everywhere as 168cm and 170cm... why are both taller than glenn?... but reznor maybe wears those phat boots, maybe hes 5 8.5, why not...
Leung said on 21/Feb/06
Reznor stands 5'10".
He will be angry to read this rubbish about him being 5'7", don't get him mad.
Ruppert said on 16/Feb/06
He looks taller than Glenn in this pic. I don't think Glenn is really 5' 8".
Glenn said on 8/Feb/06
bowie is 5-9 minimum.
A-Bomb said on 25/Jan/06
It's strange anytime I've ever seen his height listed it is at 5'6", but he has always looked taller than that. I saw him perform midway through last year and he didn't look shorter than 5'7 1/2" up on stage. He does wear army boots though! Have a look at some pics of him next to Bowie. Doesn't look much shorter.
Glenn said on 11/Jan/06
no no.he is 5-8 tops.5-7 min.I have photo proof.
Krinki said on 11/Jan/06
I used to live in NO, LA and met him a couple of times. I'm 5'8", if he's 5'10" then I'm 6' in my bare feet.
Leung said on 11/Jan/06
Come on people, 5'6"? Who are you kidding?
He's not tall but you'll notice that he is of average height. Trent Reznor is 5'10".
snap said on 6/Jan/06
celebheights hes like 5 inches taller than u theres no way from your eyebrows to the top of your head is only 3 inches so hes gotta be around 5'8"
Linnette said on 16/Dec/05
just by looking at some photos (whole body shots), he seems to have a short body frame. he looks now like Jose Canseco's lost son, you know, all buffed and stuff.
Glenn said on 13/Dec/05
he can look 5-7,5-8.I wouldve been fooled at 5-8.met him many times.
cendrin rovini said on 6/Nov/05
In the Pretty hate machine booklet he looks pretty tall, but he's 170cm, I've seen him live. But listen to the downward spiral... He could kick Vladimir Klitschkos butt when he's in the right mood. Greetz from germany

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