How tall is William Forsythe

William Forsythe's Height

5ft 9 (175.3 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 10 ¾ (179.7 cm)
American actor, best known for films such as The Devil's Rejects, The Rock, Once Upon a Time in America, Out for Justice, Raising Arizona and Extreme Prejudice.

How tall is William Forsythe
5ft 8 Rob and William @ LFCC 2015

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Average Guess (16 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 10.19in (178.3cm)
Current: 5ft 8.72in (174.5cm)
Jammes said on 18/Apr/19
So he has lost almost 2 inches wow
179cm guy said on 23/Mar/19
Rob, 4cm is quite a bit of height loss for a guy who's only in his sixties right? What happened?
Editor Rob
Well if you go back to 1983 or thereabouts when he was in Once Upon a Time in America, he wasn't far off James Woods and had a couple of inches on DeNiro I'd have guessed. I really would have said he looked 5ft 11 in the 80's, now in 60's looks 5ft 9 range in person!

It's a fair whack to lose...
Christian 6'5 3/8 said on 11/Oct/18
Why is he listed 5'9"? He looks max 5'8" with Rob.
Editor Rob
In person he did look taller than he ended up looking in a photo, which is a bit shorter than he is.
Tony said on 6/May/18
"J.Lee said on 26/Sep/16
Rob what about astronauts that are 2 inches taller in space? Is there anything we can learn from that, that can help us become taller on Earth?
Editor Rob: I think advances in gene engineering may in the future help with height, but it might be many many decades away.

One day height may not seem as important to humans."

It can be done now if you choose to kill the estrogen in the body as that is the hormone/culprit responsible for short stature.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Apr/18
@ Arch Stanton

Re: Your comment enlightening me to the fact that there is a scene in a film in which Seagal cuts his head off and urinates down the hole.

That sounds well worth seeing! Could you please, at your earliest convenience, be kind enough to tell me which film this is from? I wish to buy it! His extermination in 'Boardwalk Empire' was too quick considering he polished off a couple of innocent women and killed people in the nastiest of ways, ie: getting young Jimmy to slit the throat of a man hanging upside down alongside his meat carcasses! Ghastly geezer - excellent viewing, and not something I'd have shown my Mum!

Thanks Arch!
Sandy Cowell said on 2/Apr/18
I've been watching William playing Manny Horwitz in 'Boardwalk Empire', and he plays a man you mustn't cross! Cross him at your peril, or if he cannot find you, he'll get the ones closest to you!

Well, considering the size of some of the badass characters in this lavish production, William, or Manny the butcher, holds up quite well with being around the 5ft9, or average, mark! He's big and weighty as well, but definitely shorter than the likes of Michael Pitt (5ft10.5) and Jack Huston (6ft), who plays the masked War hero, Richard Harrow, who does actually end the life of this double-crossing butcher as an act of revenge for killing his mate's wife, whom Richard loved! He also allows himself to be used as bait to kill Michael Pitt's character of Jimmy Darmody.

5ft9, or possibly a touch more, seems fine for Mr Forsyth as he is today. In fact, I will give him exactly that, and 5ft10.5 for his peak height. He is nearly 63, and has clearly suffered some height loss.
World Citizen said on 29/Oct/17
Looks 5 ft 8.25 here at best
Charlie said on 2/Sep/17
He looks 5'8 here. I'm confused because online it says he is 6'0 tall. lol. And Nicholas Cage was the exact same height as he was in Raising Arizona and Nicholas Cage is listed as 6'1. I don't think so for Nicholas. 5'8'5 sounds about right for Nicholas Cage.
179cm said on 24/Feb/17
Man, he's shrinking like he's in his 70's for a man turning 62.
GP said on 30/Sep/16
Any mention of his shoes?
Editor Rob: both roughly around inch here.
Alaba said on 28/Sep/16
Rob, he is the same height są you.
jtm said on 27/Sep/16
I really doubt he has already lost this much height since he looks like he's in good shape. probably another lift wearer and was always under 5'10.
J.Lee said on 26/Sep/16
Rob what about astronauts that are 2 inches taller in space? Is there anything we can learn from that, that can help us become taller on Earth?
Editor Rob: I think advances in gene engineering may in the future help with height, but it might be many many decades away.

One day height may not seem as important to humans.
Manny said on 25/Sep/16
I knew him when he was the drama counselor at Camp Chipinaw in 1974. No one messed with "drama pussy" Bill! He was a great, personable, ambitious guy who I thought with all the competition would never make it. (BTW, he gave me his resume , he listed his height as 6' and weight 200 lbs. Fast forward, I'm watching the tv show the Untouchables and Al Capone comes on the screen, I said to my ex " I know this guy, I was a counselor with him." Bill thanks for proving me wrong; success couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!
Your Name said on 24/Sep/16
Rob, you could probably go from 5'8 to 5'10 by doing regular stretches. Am I wrong?
Editor Rob: if you already have good posture you can't do much. Have poor posture or a spine that is out of alignment, then there is room to recover to a full height.
Chase Witherspoon said on 23/Sep/16
I can buy 178 peak, and 175 now, he doesn't appear to be absolutely upright in that photo and could've lost an inch by 60's..
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Sep/16
Looks no taller than Rob...a hair shorter more like!
dpp said on 21/Sep/16
same height as rob 5ft8.5
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Sep/16
I would say it to his face :)
Aza said on 21/Sep/16
In the pic Rob you both looks the same height if his incredible hairstyle ( love it!) is discounted.
S.J.H said on 21/Sep/16
Seriously i don't buy William Forsythe been 5'10.5 peak and lost 1.5 now? Up here he look 5'8 like big rob. Only hair volume higher. My dad was 5'10.75 peak and 5'10.5 nowadays he was the same age as Forsythe. Much believable he was 5'8.75 peak and 5'8 now
Arch Stanton said on 20/Sep/16
He looked a decent 5 ft 10 peak, 5'10.5 is far, doesn't look it here though, more like 5'8.75. Yes, the hair of a 13 year year old in 1994 but as Rob says there's definitely something about him that you'd not want to mess with. I think that was why he was so believable in films like Out for Justice!
Johno said on 20/Sep/16
You can give him 5'8.5 or 5'8.25 but he isn't than you Rob.
Horseman said on 20/Sep/16
He looks 174 , not 175...
Shredder said on 20/Sep/16
I remember him barely looking taller than Martin Lawrence and a good bit shorter than Luke wilso
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Sep/16
Hair looks ridiculous
Editor Rob: I wouldn't say that to his face!
Alx37 said on 19/Sep/16
He doesn't look an inch taller than you
Andrea said on 19/Sep/16
I don't know him but he looks barely taller than you... Is he really over 174 in person???
Even if he really was 5'9, that's still an huge loss, considering he's only 61!!! My father is one year older than him and i doubt he's lost more than a few mms...
Editor Rob: yes he's around 5ft 9 up close, for a guy at age 60 I do think it seems a lot, but he could pass for over 5ft 10 in the 80's...
Peter 179cm said on 19/Sep/16
Maybe 174cm nowadays... 5'8.25-5'8.5 at most.
Oanh said on 19/Sep/16
Henry said on 19/Sep/16
Always was under the impression William was a tall man about six foot, but surprised to see he's not much taller than you.

I also thought William was near 6'0. Seems like a big boned guy. Rob, do you think he's close to 200 lbs?
Shredder said on 19/Sep/16
He looks 5 ft 8 range , unless he is losing height somewhere?
GP said on 19/Sep/16
Nice photo Rob. You guys seem pretty identical height unless he had less footwear. Rob, did he ever claim a height? I'm wondering where the 5'10.5" came from since I doubt he lost about 2inches by 60. I always thought that he was average height in 80s and 90s but he would wear cowboy boots to make him above average.
Henry said on 19/Sep/16
Always was under the impression William was a tall man about six foot, but surprised to see he's not much taller than you.
Arch stanton said on 22/Aug/16
Rob can you add a photo? I'deally with Seagal cutting off his head and pissing down his throat ;-)
Editor Rob: I will, I met the gentleman, he is closer to 5ft 9 range today
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Mar/16
Damn, I thought he'd be well over 6ft...again it's that presence that can create an illusion of enormity. Superb actor
Sam said on 21/Nov/14
A couple years ago he was still even with 5'10.5" Michael Pitt on Boardwalk Empire.
Joseph said on 6/Nov/12
I just saw this guy at Abruzzos on Saturday, he is filming for te mob doctor in melrose park which is a suburb of Chicago that live by, and although I did my stand next to him he was standing right by me while I was sitting down..and I wouldn't put him past my height 5'10.5", no way..
Sam said on 20/Dec/11
He was about the same height as Michael Pitt on Boardwalk Empire and, since Pitt's only a couple inches over Steve Buscemi tops, I guess the listing is roughly accurate.
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Stephanie said on 2/Dec/11
I have a picture of him and I together. I also lost 5 bucks to him playing poker with him in new jersey. :)
jake said on 9/Sep/11
Nothing over 177 cm.
Matt said on 3/Feb/11
He gets listed at 6', I actually thought he looked close to it in The Rock, wasnt much shorter than 6' Nicolas Cage or Michael Biehn in that
richie said on 26/Jan/11
met him at rock and shock convention,im 6'2 and towered over him,maybe 5'9 topps
MrX said on 23/Jan/11
Solid 177
Anonymous said on 23/Jan/11
solid 177 cm
Luke R said on 20/Nov/10
Saw this guy waiting for a Taxi at JFK Airport three years ago. I am 6 feet barefoot. He was not far off my height. 5-10 sounds right.
paul86 said on 27/Oct/10
5'9' max!

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