Here’s The List Of The Short Male Personalities That Proved Height Is Not All That Matters In Hollywood

Published on 10/12/2020
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If you have already noticed, the average height of an American man is about 5 feet and 9 inches. Majority of American men do have this height measurement. However, there are still Americans out there that are quite not given the opportunity to be that tall and you’ll be surprised that they even made it big in Hollywood! However, in the end, it doesn’t matter how long or tall it is. And besides, their height in a competitive environment did not stop their achievements!

These Short Male Celebrities Show Us That Height Is Not Everything In Hollywood

These Short Male Celebrities Show Us That Height Is Not Everything In Hollywood

Humphrey Bogart – 5 feet 8 inches

Let’s start with the tallest celebrity on the list. Did you know that while filming Casablanca, he was indeed worried that the viewers might discover that Ingrid Bergman was taller than her? In some scenes, she was instructed to slump on the sofa, while the actor had to sit on extra coils! The telegrapher said the stars had to adjust to appear higher.

Humphrey Bogart – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Humphrey Bogart – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Jonathan Lipnicki – 5 feet 8 inches

This actor rose to fame at an early age. When he was 5 years old, he starred in the movie Jerry Maguire along with the big stars in Hollywood, Renee Zellweger and Tom Cruise. When he talked to the Huffington Post, he mentioned, ”I think the problem with a lot of child stars and why they don’t make the transition, they think, ‘Well, the world owes me something.’ But the world doesn’t, the world doesn’t owe you anything. You need to continue to improve your skills as you grow up.”

Jonathan Lipnicki – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Jonathan Lipnicki – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Jack Black – 5 feet 7 inches

We probably expected more from Jack Black given that he played the role of a giant in the movie Gulliver’s Travel. However, he is not more than 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Although this was the case for him, it did not stop him from making his name big in the Hollywood scene. He even played roles in successful movies like Kung Fu Panda and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle!

Jack Black – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Jack Black – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Dave Franco – 5 feet 7 inches

We guess you are familiar with this Now You See Me, actor. However, did you know that he only stands 5 feet and 7 inches? Yes, that’s right! Dave Franco is shorter than his brother, who’s also in the Hollywood scene, James Franco. Dave is about 4 inches shorter than him. Even though he is and even with such height, we can’t deny that it did not affect his charm!

Dave Franco – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Dave Franco – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Jonah Hill – 5 feet 7 inches

With regard to his physical attributes, more folks have seemed to concentrate on his body mass rather than on his height. The 5-feet-7-inch actor said he lost weight through a healthy diet and a foodist. In addition, he said that his 21-year-old Jump Street colleague Channing Tatum decided to give him a strong loss of weight tip, eating very little and working with an instructor. The Superbad actor revealed over the same question and answer session that he once stumbled by actually sending his routine diet plan not to the dietitian, but to Drake!

Jonah Hill – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Jonah Hill – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Al Pacino – 5 feet 7 inches

Al Pacino had already experienced a great professional life over the years, primarily remembered for his acting talent and mobster roles. But his stature almost lost him the iconic role in The Godfather, turns out. Throughout 2017, during a Tribeca film festival, the film cast was reunited. This was when Paramount filmmakers disclosed that they did think Pacino as Vito Corleone was “too short” at first. They really want somebody like Robert Redford.

Al Pacino – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Al Pacino – 5 Feet 7 Inches

James McAvoy – 5 feet 7 inches

This actor proved that he can do different personalities on screen and deliver them well! He showed it in his movie Split. In case you haven’t seen the movie, we daresay that his acting skill there was really top-of-the-line! Aside from knowing how great of an actor he is, did you know that he’s just 5 feet 7 inches tall?

James McAvoy – 5 Feet 7 Inches

James McAvoy – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Martin Freeman – 5 feet 6.5 inches

Height is not a subject which often arises whenever the British artist is questioned. But Martin Freeman was at about 5 feet and 6 1⁄2 inches in the Daily Mail report. However, blog posts and social networking sites are filled with a quotation about how good he is with his size. We can not track the full statement but we can see a shorter version in the YouTube clip. The actor clarified, “There’s no denying, however, I’m in the (expletive) Hobbit.”

Martin Freeman – 5 Feet 6.5 Inches

Martin Freeman – 5 Feet 6.5 Inches

Dustin Hoffman – 5 feet 6 inches

The winner of the Academy Award was featured in far too many classic movies, including Hook, Rain Man, The Graduate and Midnight Cowboy. He told the associated press that at 5 feet and 6 inches high, he was amazed when Mike Nicholas chose him as the star of The Graduate. He said, “Nichols chose to give this short, funny-looking Jewish guy the role usually reserved for a tall, handsome protestant.”

Dustin Hoffman – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Dustin Hoffman – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 5 feet 6 inches

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was indeed a heartthrob when he worked on the movie Home Improvement and played the role of Randy. Even being just 5 feet 6 inches tall, he managed to snatch the hearts of women in the 90s.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Jonathan Taylor Thomas – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Alan Ladd – 5 feet 6 inches

This actor, Alan Ladd, was a popular noir star in the ‘40s. Even with a height of 5 feet and 6 inches, he still managed to land numerous projects back then. Her leading ladies were made to wear ballet shoes or stand in trenches to adjust their level on the screen.

Alan Ladd – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Alan Ladd – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Elijah Wood – 5 feet 6 inches

This Hollywood actor, Elijah Wood, often gets mistaken with another Hollywood actor, Daniel Radcliffe. We daresay that it’s probably because of their blue eyes and height! Did you know that he’s an inch taller than Radcliffe? Elijah’s height is about 5 feet and 6 inches.

Elijah Wood – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Elijah Wood – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Aziz Ansari – 5 feet 6 inches

Did you know that clothes and height do have a correlation? It was proven by this Hollywood actor, Aziz Ansari. GQ once applauded him for his clothes a few years back. He outdressed Jon Hamm that time and responded by saying it was a win for short men worldwide. Aziz Ansari is just 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Aziz Ansari – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Aziz Ansari – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Bruno Mars – 5 feet 5 inches

We guess we no longer have to introduce this man. With his great talent in singing, it is quite impossible not to notice him. Aside from that, he’s also one of the biggest names in the music industry. However, were you aware that he’s only 5 feet and 5 inches tall?

Bruno Mars – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Bruno Mars – 5 Feet 5 Inches


Richard Dreyfuss – 5 feet 5 inches

This Golden Globe recipient actor was very well-known and was one of the most famous actors during the 70s and 80s. Richard Dreyfuss made a name for himself when he starred in the movies Mr. Holland’s Opus, Stand by Me, and Jaws. This man has a stature of 5 feet and 5 inches only but it is quite evident that it was not a hindrance to his successful career.

Richard Dreyfuss – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Richard Dreyfuss – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Daniel Radcliffe – 5 feet 5 inches

If you ask him about it, you can see that he is not bothered by it. Looking at his achievements in the entertainment industry, we’re pretty sure as well that it did not affect his career. He said in an interview, “I don’t think so. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise have very different careers, and they’re both about the same height as I am. I could play a soldier. The minimum height for a marine is five feet, and I’m well above that.”

Daniel Radcliffe – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Daniel Radcliffe – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Ken Jeong – 5 feet 5 inches

Did you know that before Ken Jeong’s life as an actor, he was a general practitioner? He was in the medical field before he finally decided to try exploring the world of the entertainment industry. Also, another fun fact about him is that he’s just 5 feet and 5 inches tall.

Ken Jeong – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Ken Jeong – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Johnny Galecki – 5 feet 5 inches

This Hollywood actor was well-known for being part of The Big Bang Theory. His height is 5 feet and 5 inches. Johnny believes that people in this era look at geeks like rockstars. He mentioned in an interview, “We have Nobel Prize winners asking if they can guest-star on the show,” the actor explained. He added, “The image of a scientist in the last 10 to 15 years has changed drastically. It used to be pasty guys in a basement with beakers and now it’s Steve Jobs — they’re almost the rock stars of our age.”

Johnny Galecki – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Johnny Galecki – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Kevin Hart – 5 feet 4.5 inches

It is not a surprise whenever Kevin Hart makes fun of his height. He is known for his humor in all aspects. When he appeared in Variety Video, he said, “Hey, what’s going on, I’m Kevin Hart, and one thing you may not know about me is … I’m 5 foot 4-1/2. A lot of people think it’s just 5-4. It’s not. Five-foot-four-and-a-half.”

Kevin Hart – 5 Feet 4.5 Inches

Kevin Hart – 5 Feet 4.5 Inches

Seth Green – 5 feet 4 inches

Seth Green is known for his projects like Family Guy and Robot Chicken. He is married to Clare Grant, an actress-model. Seeing their photo below, it is quite evident that they have a quite difference in height as Seth is only 5 feet and 4 inches tall.

Seth Green – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Seth Green – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Joe Pesci – 5 feet 4 inches

This actor is quite well-known for his portrayals of “tough guy” roles. His looks and acting skills are indeed perfect for such a type of character. Although he’s only 5 feet and 4 inches, it did not stop him from looking all intimidating. He took home an Oscar for his performance in Goodfellas.

Joe Pesci – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Joe Pesci – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Michael J. Fox – 5 feet 4 inches

This Hollywood actor is not only known for playing roles in the Family Ties and Back to the Future, he is also known for his efforts in Parkinson’s Disease. Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with this disease at the age of 29. Since then, he eventually started a foundation that raises awareness and was able to raise a fund of about a billion dollars.

Michael J. Fox – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Michael J. Fox – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Charlie Chaplin – 5 feet 4 inches

Did you guys know that Charlie Chaplin’s height was just 5 feet and 4 inches? Not only that, it was also an advantage for him during his time as it was good for comedy. According to the New York Times obituary, Chaplin said, “If I am being treated harshly, it is always a big man who is doing it; so that, by the contrast between the big and the little, I get the sympathy of the audience.”

Charlie Chaplin – 5 Feet 4 Inches

Charlie Chaplin – 5 Feet 4 Inches

David Faustino – 5 feet 3 inches

David Faustino is well-known for playing the role of Bud Buddy in Married with Children. It was actually the most famous character that David was able to play. Before his life on the big screen, he also explored the world of the music industry and tried rapping. His rapper name is Lil’ Gweed.

David Faustino – 5 Feet 3 Inches

David Faustino – 5 Feet 3 Inches

Nathan McMullen – 5 feet 3 inches

If you have seen Misfits, you might be familiar with this actor. His role was Finn. Nathan McMullen’s height is just 5 feet and 3 inches tall and we can say that  it is not quite evident on screen. He was also included in the cast of Dr. Who in which he played the role of Wolf the elf.

Nathan McMullen – 5 Feet 3 Inches

Nathan McMullen – 5 Feet 3 Inches

Martin Scorsese – 5 feet 3 inches

This award-winning filmmaker knew that when it comes to sports, he will not be a good fit because of his height. When he asked about it during an interview, he responded, “Sports?” Anything with a ball, no good!” Martin Scorsese also tried his luck on the big screen but found more success behind it.

Martin Scorsese – 5 Feet 3 Inches

Martin Scorsese – 5 Feet 3 Inches

Prince – 5 feet 2 inches

Even though he’s quite famous in the world of the music industry, it is also known that Prince has also tried acting. He made a cameo in the film, New Girl. His height is just about 5 feet and 2 inches. He was also quoted telling, “People say I’m wearing heels because I’m short. I wear heels because the women like ’em.”

Prince – 5 Feet 2 Inches

Prince – 5 Feet 2 Inches

Danny DeVito – 4 feet 10 inches

Danny DeVito is also one of the shot men in Hollywood who seemed to be not bothered by it. He’s an award winning actor and is best known for his works in the films It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Taxi. Danny casually talks about his height during interviews and mentioned that when he was younger, he tried to compensate for his height with a good personality.

Danny DeVito – 4 Feet 10 Inches

Danny DeVito – 4 Feet 10 Inches

Scott Caan — 5 feet 5 inches

Scoot Caan, when he was asked in an interview as to what made him choose such a hairstyle, he said, “The only other things I’ve ever done are shave my head bald and wear a Mohawk. [My hair] just wants to go back.” Also, the actor got inspired in the movie The Outsiders back in 1985 which made him style his hair like that.

Scott Caan — 5 Feet 5 Inches

Scott Caan — 5 Feet 5 Inches

Tom Hollander — 5 feet 4 inches

In an interview with the Independent, Tom Hollander stated, “Funnily enough I never thought of myself as being short. Being an actor has made me much more conscious of it than I would have been otherwise.” This actor was known for his works such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice, Gosford Park, and Rev.

Tom Hollander — 5 Feet 4 Inches

Tom Hollander — 5 Feet 4 Inches

Jet Li — 5 feet 6 inches

Most of you probably did not know that Jet Li became famous first when he starred in the Hollywood film, Lethal Weapon 4. This was during 1988. Since then, he was known for his great talent in martial arts and continued to play roles that exhibited his skills in that field. Jet Li’s height is just 5 feet and 6 inches. Also, his real name is Li Lianjie.

Jet Li — 5 feet 6 inches

Jet Li — 5 feet 6 inches

Simon Helberg — 5 feet 7 inches

This actor is well-known for his role in The Big Bang Theory. He played the role of Howard Wolowitz. Also, Simon starred in Florence Foster Jenkins and Annette. Did you know that he’s only 5 feet and 7 inches tall? Even if this was the case, it didn’t stop him from transitioning to the big screen from TV shows.

Simon Helberg — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Simon Helberg — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Toby Jones — 5 feet 5 inches

Toby Jones is popular for starring in films such as Dad’s Army, Christopher Robin, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In case you didn’t know, he’s also the voice behind Dobby in the movie Harry Potter. If you ask him to do that voice, you will definitely be rejected as he said that he won’t do it any longer since he’s retired from it.

Toby Jones — 5 Feet 5 Inches

Toby Jones — 5 Feet 5 Inches

Giancarlo Esposito — 5 feet 8 inches

Giancarlo is known for his role in the series Breaking Bad, in which he played Gustavo, and Better Call Saul. He also starred in Mo’ Better Blues, School Daze, and Do The Right Thing. Giancarlo’s height is only 5 feet and 8 inches. However, it is evident that it did not affect his projects in the entertainment industry as he still receives a lot of acting roles.

Giancarlo Esposito — 5 Feet 8 Inches

Giancarlo Esposito — 5 Feet 8 Inches

Emilio Estevez — 5 feet 7 inches

It is evident that Emilio Estevez was born to be in the entertainment industry since his father, Martin Sheen, and brother, Charlie Sheen, are both in the same industry. During his career, Emilio has already starred in movies such as The Breakfast Club, The Outsiders, and St. Elmo’s Fire.

Emilio Estevez — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Emilio Estevez — 5 Feet 7 Inches

BD Wong — 5 feet 5 inches

Gotham, Law and Order: SVU, Jurassic World and Mr. Robot are only a few of the movies that BD Wong was able to accomplish during his career. In an interview with GQ, Wong mentioned that Asian-American actors or actresses often offered supporting roles and never the main roles. During his career, he managed to win a Toby Award for his acting in M. Butterfly.

BD Wong — 5 Feet 5 Inches

BD Wong — 5 Feet 5 Inches

Zach Galifianakis — 5 feet 7 inches

It is impossible for you not to remember who this guy is! He is one of our favorite characters in the movie The Hangover, which was a huge success and had sequels. Zach is only 5 feet and 7 inches tall. However, it did not stop him from progressing his career in the entertainment industry. He worked on a web series before where he interviews guests and hosts it as well.

Zach Galifianakis — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Zach Galifianakis — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Billy Crystal — 5 feet 7 inches

This actor made a name for himself in the early 70s with the hit movies The Princess Bride, Mr. Saturday Night, and When Harry Met Sally. It was the start of his fruitful and colorful career in the entertainment industry. Also, Billy was the voice of Mike Wazowski in the movie Monsters Inc.

Billy Crystal — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Billy Crystal — 5 Feet 7 Inches

Martin Lawrence – 5 feet 7 inches

Martin Lawrence was known for his humor. For 5 long years, he starred in the show Martin and up until now, he still continues to do stand up comedies. His height is only 5 feet and 7 inches. Did you know that he once became a boxer aside from his career as an actor?

Martin Lawrence – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Martin Lawrence – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Antonio Banderas – 5 feet 8.5 inches

Antonio Banderas did not really plan on being an actor initially. He once dreamed of becoming a soccer player. However, at the age of 14, he suffered from a foot injury, crushing his dreams to become a soccer player. However, this gave way for him to consider other ventures. He became an actor and studied English. Later on, he entered the big screen and was able to land some roles.

Antonio Banderas – 5 Feet 8.5 Inches

Antonio Banderas – 5 Feet 8.5 Inches

Mark Wahlberg – 5 feet 8 inches

During the 90s, this Hollywood actor started a rap collective and called it Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was also a Calvin Klein model once before actually entering the Hollywood scene. He starred in the movies the Entourage and Boogie Nights. If you remember New Kids on the Block, he played as the younger brother of Donny. Mark’s height is only 5 feet and 8 inches.

Mark Wahlberg – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Mark Wahlberg – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Joaquin Phoenix – 5 feet 8 inches

Who doesn’t know this man right here? Probably none! Joaquin Phoenix became so popular because of his works in the movie Joker. We can totally say that it is really a must-watch! His acting skills were proven in that movie, which, by the way, earned him a 2020 Golden Globe Award for best actor. Aside from being an actor, Joaquin is also a spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal.

Joaquin Phoenix – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Joaquin Phoenix – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Jerry Stiller – 5 feet 5 inches

There’s no denying that the Stiller family has humor in their blood considering that this actor, Jerry Stiller, is the father of Ben Stiller. The two of them worked in the same movie together and starred in it as well. If you happen to watch Zoolander, you’ll definitely know that we were right about the humor being in their blood. 

Jerry Stiller – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Jerry Stiller – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Danny Trejo – 5 feet 6 inches

Danny Trejo is not only an actor but also a drug counselor for youth who are at risk. It is good to know that even with all the fame and money, they still manage to be involved in such things. He was even rewarded by Los Angeles City Council for his work in being a drug counselor. Danny’s height is only 5 feet and 6 inches and we can say that indeed, it does not matter.

Danny Trejo – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Danny Trejo – 5 Feet 6 Inches

Marc Anthony – 5 feet 6.5 inches

Marc Anthony is very well known in the world of the music industry. However, did you know that aside from his career in music, he also entered the big screen? He appeared in the movies The Substitute and Hackers during the 90s and in 2004, he also appeared in Man on Fire. He is married to Jennifer Lopez and had twins in 2011.

Marc Anthony – 5 Feet 6.5 Inches

Marc Anthony – 5 Feet 6.5 Inches

Woody Allen – 5 feet 5 inches

Woody Allen has been with the entertainment industry for over 60 years already. Can you believe that? His famous works were Manhattan and Annie Hall. With his long journey in the entertainment industry, he also experienced being involved in a lot of controversies. 

Woody Allen – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Woody Allen – 5 Feet 5 Inches

Tobey Maguire – 5 feet 8 inches

Although Toby Maguire only stands 5 feet and 8 inches, it did not stop him from having a successful career in the entertainment industry. Initially, he only played small roles in TV like Blossom and Roseanne. Then, his big break came; Spiderman. 

Tobey Maguire – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Tobey Maguire – 5 Feet 8 Inches

Jesse Eisenberg – 5 feet 7 inches

This actor is widely known for playing the role of Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network. He received an Academy Award nomination for his acting in that movie. Jesse also starred in the movie Now You See Me together with one of the stars here in the list, Dave Franco.

Jesse Eisenberg – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Jesse Eisenberg – 5 Feet 7 Inches

Ed Sheeran – 5 feet 8 inches

Ed Sheeran is definitely one of the most successful singers in the music industry. In just short 5 years, he had taken the industry by storm and gained massive fans and supporters all over the world. Ed is just 5 feet and 8 inches tall but considering his success, we are sure that it was not a hindrance at all.

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Ed Sheeran – 5 feet 8 inches

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